Jeremy's B Movie Marathon

a list of under-rated, under-viewed, and under-valued films that may have passed by the casual movie-watcher. A great rental guide without all the Best Picture winners, blockbusters, and Hollywood hype. I've seen every movie on this list which is now over 1500 movies strong. Will edit in parts 2-7 as time allows.
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1.
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
“ Martin Scorcese builds this film much like a contractor would build a house - from the bottom up. There are numerous cameos, but it's Scorcese's effeciency here that is amazing - everything is relevant, and every shot is flawless. ” - witster18
 
2.
Audition (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ One of the most disturbing films ever made. ” - witster18
 
3.
Altered States (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. (102 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
4.
At Close Range (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1978 rural Pennsylvania an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons and they become intrigued with romanticized life of crime. (111 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ An under-rated film with tour-de-force performances from the two leads, Sean Penn and Christopher Walken. Also one of the most historically accurate and shocking true stories put on film. ” - witster18
 
5.
Bitter Moon (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman... (139 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Not Polanski's best, but also not his worst, which is to say, 'it's good'. ” - witster18
 
6.
Almost Famous (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Sure, this got recognition, but not nearly enough. ” - witster18
 
7.
Bound (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar. (108 mins.)
“ Full of double-crosses and sexiness. 'Bound' is entertaining and intense. ” - witster18
 
8.
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall. (98 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
“ Scott Glenn and Juaqin Phoenix headline this shocking tale about a serviceman gone bad. ” - witster18
 
9.
Amadeus (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
10.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
 
11.
Alive (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
12.
American Me (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle. (125 mins.)
 
13.
American Splendor (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar. (101 mins.)
 
14.
Atlantic City (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer finds themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
15.
Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (170 mins.)
Director: Steve James
“ Follows two kids with hoop dreams, and shows us the harsh realities and difficulties for those with athletic aspirations as well as showing the struggles of growing up in the inner city. ” - witster18
 
16.
El Mariachi (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him. (81 mins.)
“ Possibly the best basement low-budget actioner of all-time. El Mariachi was made for $6,900, and launched the career of Robert Rodriguez. A violent joyride that takes us to the streets of small town Mexico. Oozes filmmaking promise. ” - witster18
 
17.
Army of Darkness (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
18.
Fulltime Killer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two very different hitmen find themselves to be in each other's way. They use all their skill to solve the problem. (102 mins.)
“ Hong Kong cinema is back with this film about two rival hitmen. Fantastic cinematography and action sequences make this a must see. ” - witster18
 
19.
Bad Boys (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing Paco Moreno's kid brother. (123 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
“ A hard-hitting story with a breakout performance from Sean Penn. ” - witster18
 
20.
Iron Monkey (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities. (90 mins.)
Director: Woo-Ping Yuen
“ Possibly the best modern day Kung Fu film. This reminds me of Saturday morning Kung Fu cinema - with Hollywood production value. ” - witster18
 
21.
A Bronx Tale (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s. (121 mins.)
Director: Robert De Niro
“ Two powerhouse leads played by Chazz Palminteri and Robert DeNiro. This is a really good movie. ” - witster18
 
22.
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he... (92 mins.)
“ A horror/satire with a documentary like feel that re-defines the slasher-flick. Will continue to gain cult-status. One of my favorite 'B' movies of all-time. ” - witster18
 
23.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
24.
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ A mind-bending, time-bending masterpiece with top-notch performances. ” - witster18
 
25.
Black Dynamite (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice. (84 mins.)
Director: Scott Sanders
“ A blaxplotation satire that will split your sides and send you to the corner store for a 40 of Anaconda. ” - witster18
 
26.
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
27.
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness. (96 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
“ I prefer this over Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant:Port of Call New Orleans" follow up. Harvey Keitel is mesmerizing here. ” - witster18
 
28.
Children of Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ The perfect sci-fi original story. A strong cast helps even-out inconsistent pacing, but Children of Men was still better than some of the bigger sci-fi blockbusters like the 'War of the Worlds'(ugh) remake, and 'Cloverfield'(still good). ” - witster18
 
29.
Diggstown (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business... (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
“ Probably a surprising addition for some. Diggstown is a lighthearted and entertaining con-flick, and Oliver Platt is fantastic in a small role. ” - witster18
 
30.
Body Double (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. (114 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Brian De Palma's 'B' film noir that keeps you guessing and glued to his di-opt camera work. ONe of my personal favorites. ” - witster18
 
31.
Beyond the Mat (1999 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A heartfelt documentary focusing on the lives of professional wrestlers and how their sport is not fake. (102 mins.)
 
32.
Boiler Room (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Younger
 
33.
Baadasssss! (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Mario Van Peebles' half-documentary/half-homage to his father Melvin Van Peebles' movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. (109 mins.)
“ Papa would be proud. Mario Van Peebles' work of passion. Peebles plays his father around the time he mad 'Sweet-sweetbacks, Badass Song'. Love an early camera trick, and the performances and story are inspiring. ” - witster18
 
34.
Cashback (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Ellis
“ A fantastic B-British release. Highly recommended. ” - witster18
 
35.
Cube (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
“ Similar to Dark City in that it crosses both the horror and sci-fi genre's. A maze of isolation, claustrophobia, and gore. ” - witster18
 
36.
Better Off Dead... (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. (97 mins.)
 
37.
Pi (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ A frenetic independent release that shows one man's obsession with connecting mathematics and numbers to everyday life. ” - witster18
 
38.
The Collector (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Marcus Dunstan
“ Jerome Dillon of NIN and Howlin' Maggie fame did the music. 'The Collector' is a pretty good 'B' horror. Stylish and exciting. ” - witster18
 
39.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Trash the remake and re-visit the classic. ” - witster18
 
40.
A Better Tomorrow (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break. (95 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ SOme scenes are pure cinematic genius. This is the way action was meant to be shot. ” - witster18
 
41.
Cronos (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. (94 mins.)
“ Guillermo Del Toro before he hit it big. This is an original vampire movie. ” - witster18
 
42.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. (141 mins.)
“ With Hanks and Dicaprio, many penciled this in as a blockbuster, but it never came to fruition. The problem wasn't with the film. ” - witster18
 
43.
A Better Tomorrow II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A restauranteur teams up with a police officer and his ex-con brother to avenge the death of a friend's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
44.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Dark City is an original sci-fi film with some of the best visual effects and set pieces that you'll ever see. Crosses into the horror genre. ” - witster18
 
45.
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young boy and his imaginary friend end up on the run while in possession of a top-secret spy gadget. (101 mins.)
“ Plays out like a good Saturday afternoon children's movie. Well-paced and not overlong. ” - witster18
 
46.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Wacky, weird, and beautiful. ” - witster18
 
47.
Dead Again (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection. (107 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Entertaining enough. Part thriller/part chick-flick - with a surprising twist. ” - witster18
 
48.
Enigma (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ A successfully minimized wartime code-breaker flick. Vastly under-rated and under-viewed. ” - witster18
 
49.
Creepshow (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. (120 mins.)
 
50.
Brick (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. (110 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
 
51.
The Boondock Saints (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent. (108 mins.)
Director: Troy Duffy
 
52.
Creepshow 2 (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Gornick
 
53.
Elephant (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Gus Van Sant brings the Columbine Tragedy to life. This isn't technically supposed to be about Columbine, but it's the same subject matter, and it's terribly realistic. ” - witster18
 
54.
The Deep (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
55.
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ I love this movie! Paul Bettany is fantastic in the lead here. Violent for the sake of being realistic, and stylish to perfection. ” - witster18
 
56.
The Conversation (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. (113 mins.)
 
57.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
58.
Crash (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
59.
Harry Brown (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice. (103 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barber
“ Caine is excellent, and this should have been shown in more American theaters. ” - witster18
 
60.
Find Me Guilty (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Vin Deisel proves he's more than just a pawn in action films. ” - witster18
 
61.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ This film goes where no other animated film has gone. A true work of art. ” - witster18
 
62.
Blood Simple. (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. (99 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
63.
Duel (1971 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. (90 mins.)
 
64.
The Hit (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two hit men pick up ex-gangster Willie to escort him back to Paris to face his betrayed colleagues. The road trip suffers from complications. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Perhaps Stephen Frears best. John Hurt stars in this dark British tale about accountibility and revenge. ” - witster18
 
65.
Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in... (143 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
“ Extremely well done made-for-tv movie starring Rutger Hauer about a prison-camp break. Worth seeking out. ” - witster18
 
66.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ In my opinion, this remains the single scariest film ever made. Scarier than Chainsaw Massacre, scarier than The Exorcist.... scarier than anything ever put on film. Horror perfection. The score, and the other little nuances that keep us on edge throughout the duration. The most serious Carpenter entry. ” - witster18
 
67.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
68.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
69.
Eraserhead (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
70.
Clerks II (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A calamity at Dante and Randal's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at the fast food empire Mooby's. (97 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
71.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman. (113 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
72.
Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
“ I enjoyed all 4+ hrs. ” - witster18
 
73.
Fright Night (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
74.
The Hard Way (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating. (111 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ James Woods and Michael J. Fox are a hilarious duo in this underrated buddy-cop movie from '91. Fox plays an actor who tags along with real-cop Woods to learn the ropes. Pure entertainment. ” - witster18
 
75.
The Last Seduction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme. (110 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
“ Linda Fiorentino is fantastic, and her counterpart, Peter Berg, is perfectly cast alongside her. ” - witster18
 
76.
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ An intelligent sci-fi film with style and grace. This is what I want from a Sci-fi - something that is cutting edge, minimal, yet effective. ” - witster18
 
77.
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
“ Overrated, but nonetheless, a good film about troubled individuals making it in the music industry. ” - witster18
 
78.
Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
79.
Re-Animator (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus. (104 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ Dr. Herbet West needs a room, and one of the house-pets. H.P Lovecrafts' grotesque-horror masterpiece. Probably the best opening credit sequence since Ian Flemmings' 'Live and Let Die'. ” - witster18
 
80.
Escape from New York (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
81.
Intacto (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An enigmatic tale of four incredibly lucky people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate... (108 mins.)
“ This foreign release will truly test and surprise the viewer. Probably bound for an undoubtedly inferior, American remake. ” - witster18
 
82.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
 
83.
Dead Calm (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae spend some time isolated at sea when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship. (96 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
84.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity. (83 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
 
85.
The Rapture (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Tolkin
“ A daring film starring Mimi Rodgers that asks some difficult religious questions, and doesn't hold anything back in terms of getting its' point across. ” - witster18
 
86.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. (116 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ The movie is even more interesting than it's 'under-ground-mafia-samurai' subject matter. Forest Whitaker is great, and this film is fantastic. ” - witster18
 
87.
The Fearless Freaks (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips. (103 mins.)
Director: Bradley Beesley
“ Interesting documentary about the band 'Flaming Lips'. ” - witster18
 
88.
Falling Down (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A borderline personality disordered defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. (113 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
89.
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
“ A passionate debut for director Kurt Wimmer. SOme production shortcomings are trumped with incredible action sequences and interesting subplots. An extremely effective sci-fi on a relatively low budget. ” - witster18
 
90.
The Lookout (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. (99 mins.)
Director: Scott Frank
“ Seems very realistic. The pacing and the performances are very deliberate, but also very effective. Jeff Daniels and Joseph Gordon Levitt are excellent here. ” - witster18
 
91.
Swingers (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene. (96 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ ONe of the best comedic scripts ever put on paper, and from the two leads no-less. Light-hearted and hilarious. ” - witster18
 
92.
The Kite Runner (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble. (128 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ A more PG-rated and forgiving tale, but in the same vein as Slumdog Millionaire. ” - witster18
 
93.
The Grifters (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ The second Stephen Frears movie on the list(to this pt). In typical 'Frears' fashion, it's dark, intriguing, and sometimes harrowingly realistic. ” - witster18
 
94.
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader. (132 mins.)
Director: John Malkovich
“ A strong directing debut from John Malkovich. A gritty, politically based character study starring one of the finest actors in the biz(if not the finest), Javier Bardem. ” - witster18
 
95.
Running Scared (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands. (122 mins.)
Director: Wayne Kramer
“ An extremely violent film. As intense as a film gets. A mid-story subplot is shocking, effective. Put your fears on ice, but buckle-up, this is a hair-raising ride. ” - witster18
 
96.
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A tailor living in Panama reluctantly becomes a spy for a British agent. (109 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ How can you go wrong with Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush? ” - witster18
 
97.
Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Moon is a slower paced sci-fi with loads of style, and a superb performance from Sam Rockwell. ” - witster18
 
98.
Taking Care of Business (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him. (108 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ Jim Belushi is the king of kings in terms of under-rated, under-seen comedic gems. Charles Grodin also stars. ” - witster18
 
99.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ I'd call this a clear notch above Best Picture winner 'Titanic' in '97. THIS FILM is beautiful. ” - witster18
 
100.
Just Friends (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer. (96 mins.)
Director: Roger Kumble
“ Ryan Reynolds shows that he is an under-rated comedic actor, and Amy Smart is delightful as the apple of his eye. ” - witster18