Contrary To Popular Belief

....this is hyped up, über marketed crap

Agonizing that IMDb 10 points scale is mostly used as a 5 to 10 point scale, since even low quality mainstream is rated at around 6.4.

AND celebrating the odd wtf, was-that-really-it or-maybe-I-am-just-grumpy-today bad movie experience.

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1.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover. (136 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Tom Cruise and Diaz are terrible, no strings attached to any firm direction. And Cameron Crowe returned 4 years later with the even crappier Elizabethtown
2/10 ” - stormt
 
2.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ 1/10 ” - stormt
 
3.
Chasing Amy (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian. (113 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ Really tried, just can't 'get' the Kevin Smith method, this one by far the worst, 1/10 ” - stormt
 
4.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ 1/10 ” - stormt
 
5.
Shallow Hal (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty". (114 mins.)
“ 1/10 ” - stormt
 
6.
August Rush (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents. (114 mins.)
“ 2/10 ” - stormt
 
7.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson. (84 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ 2/10 ” - stormt
 
8.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain. (92 mins.)
“ 2/10 ” - stormt
 
9.
Kopps (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a small town police station is threatened with shutting down because of too little crime, the police realise that something has to be done... (90 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
“ 2/10 ” - stormt
 
10.
Japanese Story (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman... (110 mins.)
Director: Sue Brooks
“ 2/10 ” - stormt
 
11.
Niagara, Niagara (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An outsider and a young woman plagued by Tourette's syndrome meet and together journey to Canada. (93 mins.)
Director: Bob Gosse
“ 2/10 ” - stormt
 
12.
The Girl Next Door (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love. (108 mins.)
Director: Luke Greenfield
“ 2/10 ” - stormt
 
13.
Sleeper Cell (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An American undercover FBI agent is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack in Los Angeles. (60 mins.)
“ Patriotic, fearmongering smoke & mirrors at its worst
3/10 ” - stormt
 
14.
Anything Else (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jerry Falk learns a lesson the hard way when he falls head over heels in love with a beautiful but flighty girl, Amanda. (108 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ awhh how it hurts when Woody blows - and casts Jason Biggs fcs
3/10 ” - stormt
 
15.
Scoop (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ awhh, not again
4/10 ” - stormt
 
16.
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist? (108 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ 17 awards, incl. BAFTA, Silver Berlin Bear & César....pourquoi ??
3/10 ” - stormt
 
17.
From Hell (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper. (122 mins.)
“ 3/10 ” - stormt
 
18.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other. (130 mins.)
“ surprisingly bad
4/10 ” - stormt
 
19.
Sliding Doors (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Howitt
“ Fails where Kieslowskis La double vie de Véronique succeeds
4/10 ” - stormt
 
20.
Clerks (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ sorry folks, didn't get it at all. Bought the Anniversary Collector's Edition, gave it real a chance, couldn't even finish it. Guess you have to be closer to that culture to appreciate it (though that's hardly the case for so many other well done stories)
4/10 ” - stormt
 
21.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 3/10 ” - stormt
 
22.
Equilibrium (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. (107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Wimmer
“ amazingly worsened for every minute and rounded off the circus with some nice & über major plot holes

How could Bale join this straight to TV rip-off crap and not at least walk out during filming? Should've left it to Sean Bean or anyone else from the usual B-brigade.

And what's with the leather clothes, helmets, ridiculous bullet dodging, Emily Watson's unlimited access to dresses in prison, a puppy (yes, a puppy!) worth killing 10+ guards for and thus blowing your cover for good while doing so, etc. etc.???

Biggest mystery: 7.7 avg score? Ebert on white wine giving it 3 stars and claiming "...would be a mindless action picture, except that it has a mind..." Unbelievable.
2/10 ” - stormt
 
23.
Tetro (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond. (127 mins.)
“ 3/10 omg Francis, lovely location and milieu, rest is utter pointless ” - stormt
 
24.
Hitch (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds that his game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten. (118 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ of all Will Smiths mediocre mainstream efforts Hitch somehow annoyed the most (where Wild West and Hancock were just plain so-what bad). Had to stop at the 'silly shell fish allergic' date scene. 3/10. For the record: enjoyed I Am Legend. ” - stormt
 
25.
The Book of Eli (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. (118 mins.)
“ $80,000,000 tasteless pointlessness
12 page script
come on Denzel, get a new agent

great board post:
Let me count the stupid plot holes (spoilers)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1037705/board/nest/175190368

2/10 ” - stormt
 
26.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (123 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ sorry, simply can't see how that part landed FW an Oscar. Great to see a different story of course from another world, sort of, but that's all and just me

5/10 ” - stormt
 
27.
Limitless (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
28.
The Terminal (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there. (128 mins.)
“ Tone it down Hanks, tone it down. Never go full Latka. ” - stormt
 
29.
State and Main (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz. (105 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
30.
Steve Jobs (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. (122 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ So
much
arguing

Drama overload in me head. ” - stormt
 
31.
After Hours (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop. (97 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
32.
The Man in the High Castle (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war. (60 mins.)
“ (season 1, so far)
So every series on imdb seems to be a 7.5+ no matter what or how. Fair enough, fans will vote, as they should. For some reason this struck me as a particular sad miss of such a great, classic sci-fi source. Set pieces and costumes and period feel so great - how could they mess up casting and direction so bad... ” - stormt
 
33.
The Mighty Boosh (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil... (30 mins.)
 
34.
A History of Violence (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core. (96 mins.)
 
35.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
 
36.
Memories of Murder (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit. (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
37.
Tarnation (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life. (88 mins.)
 
38.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs. (127 mins.)
 
39.
Hard Eight (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine. (102 mins.)
 
40.
The World's End (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from twenty years earlier unwittingly become humanity's only hope for survival. (109 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
41.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot. (108 mins.)
 
42.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
43.
The Elementary Particles (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, this movie focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different... (113 mins.)
Director: Oskar Roehler
 
44.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
45.
Mindhorn (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A has-been actor best known for playing the title character in the 1980s detective series "Mindhorn" must work with the police when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person. (89 mins.)
Director: Sean Foley