20 movies in the last 20 years i wish i had made

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1.
Knocked Up (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
For fun-loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one-night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant with his child. (129 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ the first time i ever saw a movie that reflected the same style of films that i've been trying to make. commercial and moral with bad words and life lessons in equal portions. ” - estolick
 
2.
Inspector Gadget (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer. (78 mins.)
Director: David Kellogg
“ i love gadgets, i love detectives. i think the glam of it could've been toned down and replaced with more marx brothers type humor ” - estolick
 
3.
Hancock (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ great script sloppily thrown together by a filmmaker who thinks he's better than the material. such a waste ” - estolick
 
4.
The Haunting (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past. (113 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ i think this was a little too clean looking, but i love the overall tone ” - estolick
 
5.
Jonah Hex (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth. (81 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Hayward
“ vomitous. great cast, cool idea. what in the hell is with this movie? it could've been incredible ” - estolick
 
6.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America. (104 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ street racing in japan with bow wow? yeah. i could've had fun with that one. ” - estolick
 
7.
Piranha 3D (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ blood and titties galore with an actual story? masterpiece. i'm jealous ” - estolick
 
8.
Soul Plane (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Things get raucously funny aboard the maiden flight of a black-owned airline, thanks to some last-minute passenger additions. (86 mins.)
Director: Jessy Terrero
“ this should have been the funniest movie ever. it seems like they said "we got snoop and hydraulics on the plane. job done." no, job not done. ” - estolick
 
9.
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ my version of tarzan smurfs fighting robots in the future would've not sucked ass like this one did. ” - estolick
 
10.
The Crazies (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. (101 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
“ no sense of style and a smug sense of film knowledge, this movie is a waste. a prime example of close but no cigar ” - estolick
 
11.
Kick-Ass (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ i couldn't have done it better. i just wish that i could take credit for it. ” - estolick
 
12.
Observe and Report (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case. (86 mins.)
Director: Jody Hill
“ not only the movie i always wanted to make, but also made the way i've always wanted to make a movie ” - estolick
 
13.
Cloverfield (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. (85 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ the best gimmick movie of all time ” - estolick
 
14.
The Green Hornet (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team. (119 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ haven't seen it, but ask anyone, i've always wanted to do a green hornet movie ” - estolick
 
15.
Zodiac (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. (157 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ three hours that fly by. the scenes with the zodiac himself are some of the scariest scenes in film history ” - estolick
 
16.
Team America: World Police (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love. (98 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
“ they did it first, they did it better, but that doesn't mean i wouldn't have wanted to try ” - estolick
 
17.
Doomsday (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race. (108 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ someone scanned my brain when i was 10 and then made it into a movie when i was 20. ” - estolick
 
18.
Empire Records (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain. (90 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
“ the third act needs a lot of help. ” - estolick
 
19.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ i love it. i would've liked to have played around with this script. i also have an idea for the very end of the movie that i think might've just been a bit better. ” - estolick
 
20.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ i've loved the books for awhile. i love this story, i love these characters and i love the movie. ” - estolick