Worth Watching

A list of movies that I've watched and have or would watch more than once.
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1.
Gran Torino (2008)
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Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Clint Eastwood. Need I say more? ” - Wedase
 
2.
Remember Me (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally, who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder. (113 mins.)
Director: Allen Coulter
“ A rather sad love story with Robert Pattinson. ” - Wedase
 
3.
Grown Ups (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend. (102 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ Good for some laughs! ” - Wedase
 
4.
Felon (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system. (104 mins.)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
“ A movie which could very well happen to anyone. ” - Wedase
 
5.
Dear John (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave. (108 mins.)
“ A love story based on the war we are engaged in presently. ” - Wedase
 
6.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. (109 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
“ Brits take their team support seriously. ” - Wedase
 
7.
The Outsiders (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. (91 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ Classic movie of the social ladder and how some people are concerned with it. ” - Wedase
 
8.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform. (126 mins.)
“ Paul Newman with a slight authority problem. ” - Wedase
 
9.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Crazy is a clinical term. Isn't it? Jack Nicholson and Will Sampson star in this classic. ” - Wedase
 
10.
Crash (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
“ This was a movie I can watch again and again. It won some awards if I'm not mistaken or it should've if it didn't. ” - Wedase
 
11.
Hustle & Flow (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee. (116 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
“ Pretty good soundtrack and okay storyline. ” - Wedase
 
12.
Home Room (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students. (133 mins.)
Director: Paul F. Ryan
“ A movie trying to find answers to the problems in our schools today. ” - Wedase
 
13.
Wasted (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Texan small town high school buddies Chris, Owen Turner and Samantha 'Sam' Campbell were inconspicuous... (96 mins.)
Director: Stephen T. Kay
“ The title tells it all. Why kids would want to do this to themselves is beyond me but it is happening in smalltown USA today. ” - Wedase
 
14.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one. (127 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ Wiseguys? A movie about the "mob" and their opposition. Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. ” - Wedase
 
15.
Skins (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. (84 mins.)
Director: Chris Eyre
“ A fairly real depiction of life on the "rez". ” - Wedase
 
16.
The Blind Side (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
“ Feel good movie based on a true story. ” - Wedase
 
17.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
18.
Shooter (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up. (124 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
19.
Man on Fire (2004)
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In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect. (146 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
20.
The Invisible (2007)
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A teenager is left invisible to the living after an attack. (102 mins.)
Director: David S. Goyer
 
21.
Sweet November (2001)
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A workaholic executive, and an unconventional woman agree to a personal relationship for a short period. In this short period she changes his life. (119 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
22.
Return to Me (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart. (115 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Hunt
 
23.
The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A distressed woman, desperately asks for a meeting with a journalist, to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece. (114 mins.)
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
“ I know we have cultural differences with the east but this movie really brought out some anger in me and I don't know if this is an accurate portrayal of Muslim custom so I am careful not to judge. ” - Wedase
 
24.
Lean on Me (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means. (108 mins.)
 
25.
Everybody's Fine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children. (99 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
26.
Letters to Juliet (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet". (105 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick