Looked at and loved: an annotated list

Movies and TV I've appreciated.A lot of Holllywood, and a great deal of SciFi, but its what I like.
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1.
The Tick (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of superhero The Tick, based on the popular comic book. (23 mins.)
“ Surreal and so so short. I still quote the Tick daily. "Sticky pink devil!" ” - deeble185
 
2.
Babylon 5 (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga. (45 mins.)
“ My favourite Sci Fi series ever. Space opera with developing characters, just great. ” - deeble185
 
3.
Turtle Diary (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two separate people, a man and a woman, find something very stirring about the sea turtles in their tank at the London Zoo... (97 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
“ Fantastic actors, slow, gentle and engaging script. Saw it in 1985 and still rate it at the top of my lists ” - deeble185
 
4.
The Incredibles (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ My favourite Pixar outing, and I love the DVD extras for it. ” - deeble185
 
5.
The Princess Bride (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Probably my favourite movie. Unexpected, amusing and engaging ” - deeble185
 
6.
Up (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. (96 mins.)
“ While most raved about Wall-E, this is my most highly regarded,not necessarily my favourite of Pixars. ” - deeble185
 
7.
Good Guys Bad Guys (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Elvis Maginnis was born into a criminal family but decided to join the police service. Having left the... (50 mins.)
“ As an Australian (if from the other side of the country) I found the characters in this quirky drama easy to relate to. ” - deeble185
 
8.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)
“ Slowed in the later seasons, but still amusing. Backwards is my favourite episode ” - deeble185
 
9.
Black-Adder II (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her. (176 mins.)
“ Just the right position of power for Blackadder's arrogance to be credible. The rest are awesome, but this is the pinnacle ” - deeble185
 
10.
SeaChange (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When a corporate lawyer's professional and personal lives crumble she leaves the city with her children... (60 mins.)
“ Small town Australian observational series with memorable characters. The conversations at the finish between Kevin and his son were always anticipated. ” - deeble185
 
11.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ I think that most of us yearn for a day like Ferris'. "Beulller -- Beuller?" ” - deeble185
 
12.
The Great Escape (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ I'm sure it was totally unrealistic, but it was also gripping and engaging. One of my rated war movies. ” - deeble185
 
13.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
“ The other war movie to get a 10 from me. watching it in the cinema was an almost visceral experience ” - deeble185
 
14.
Pinky and the Brain (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night. (30 mins.)
“ While animaniacs had the variety, this show was my favorite for cartoons. ” - deeble185
 
15.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
“ A wonderful and quote filled medieval farce, with only the ending preventing it from a 10. "She's a witch!" ” - deeble185
 
16.
Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. (24 mins.)
“ I'm not a huge anime fan, but this is the most approachable and entertaining I've found. ” - deeble185
 
17.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Another delightfully oddball comedy with decidely atypical characters. ” - deeble185
 
18.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (113 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Will Ferrel in a non standard role provides a surreal yet engaging character ” - deeble185
 
19.
Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ I love Audrey so thats a plus, and I really appreciated the non-Hollywood ending ” - deeble185
 
20.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
“ Can I like this because I love Kombi's? Actually the unanticpated and glib ending seemed to make the whole movie for me. ” - deeble185
 
21.
12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Single room drama with evolving characters. ” - deeble185
 
22.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money. (91 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
“ Enjoyable with warm humorous characters that I appreciated very much. ” - deeble185
 
23.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ I'm a big enough geek to love the series, and while dated, this was the first glimpse of a galaxy far, far away. ” - deeble185
 
24.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ Another great first instalment which returned us to classic adventure movies. ” - deeble185
 
25.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first. (127 mins.)
“ My favourite of the series which introduces us to Henry Jones Senior, an awesome addition. ” - deeble185
 
26.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ After the horror introduction this second outing was far more thriller and, for me, more enjoyable. ” - deeble185
 
27.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ An intriguing plot and great actors make this a totally memorable movie. ” - deeble185
 
28.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Culmination of the epic series which I felt did great justice to the original books. ” - deeble185
 
29.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Watched and enjoyed this movie for many years, and then was informed this is a musical. Never really looked at it like that, but how can it not be? ” - deeble185
 
30.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Entertaining all the way through and as I learn more Shakespeare I get more of the references. ” - deeble185
 
31.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ Pixar made some great movies, and the voice actors helped flesh out the believable characters ” - deeble185
 
32.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (121 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ My wife adores this movie and converted me into a fan. ” - deeble185
 
33.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ 2 great comic actors paired in a duel of wits. Great writing, great acting, good fun. " ” - deeble185
 
34.
L.A. Story (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles. (95 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
“ Another Steve Martin vehicle that had high comedy and some surreal moments thrown in. ” - deeble185
 
35.
Serenity (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ I aim to misbehave. A great tagline, and a highly enjoyable movie to match. Bizarrely I watched this then went back and got hooked on the series, although I had known of it before. ” - deeble185
 
36.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder. (42 mins.)
“ I first saw this when it premiered on the net. Another short and highly entertaining Joss Whedon production. ” - deeble185
 
37.
Daria (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A smart and cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic adolescents and condescending adults. (30 mins.)
Director: Karen Disher
“ Another subversive MTV series which I found annoying and intriguing both at the same time. ” - deeble185
 
38.
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.)
“ Another series I loved that was ended too soon. ” - deeble185
 
39.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
While not intelligent, Forrest Gump has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Do I think that 1 person could have experienced all that Forrest did? Unlikely. Do I think that it made an entertaining and appealing movie? Totally. ” - deeble185
 
40.
The King's Speech (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ A thoroughly engrossing movie with great performances. ” - deeble185
 
41.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
“ Another short lived series with some interesting and thought provoking plots. ” - deeble185
 
42.
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun. (60 mins.)
“ Tom, Dick, Harry and Sally, out to see the world. Simple description of an entertaining series. ” - deeble185
 
43.
Dark Angel (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest. (60 mins.)
“ Jessica Alba is usually good, and the futuristic dystopia is an interesting environment to explore. Again, ended too soon. ” - deeble185
 
44.
Young Einstein (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer... (91 mins.)
Director: Yahoo Serious
“ A bunch of Australian in jokes ( "Dam it!"), and an oddball plot make this an unexpected joy. ” - deeble185
 
45.
Animaniacs (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Wakko... (21 mins.)
“ Except for a few low points ( Chicken Boo) this show always raised a laugh. ” - deeble185
 
46.
Holy Man (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ Not the greatest movie ever, but one I enjoyed nonetheless. ” - deeble185
 
47.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
“ My wife loves Sheldon, while I identify with Leonard. We both enjoy so its a must watch. ” - deeble185
 
48.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The further adventures of the time-traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
“ I've watched it from the 60's and while later episodes have gotten overblown, I still find it imaginative television.Blink is the best episode ever. ” - deeble185
 
49.
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl. (77 mins.)
“ I found the series to be a little uneven, but this combined most of their classic sketches in one show. ” - deeble185
 
50.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit. (115 mins.)
“ Culmination of the series and just as good. ” - deeble185
 
51.
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The adventures of a new generation of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters.
“ Reboot of the Looney Toons cartoons saw me waste many an afternoon during my college years. ” - deeble185
 
52.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
“ Ridiculous comedy that was indescribable but eagerly anticipated each week. ” - deeble185
 
53.
Lovejoy (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find. (50 mins.)
“ Later series slowed but I found it sufficiently different to be captured. ” - deeble185
 
54.
The Addams Family (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. (99 mins.)
“ Delicious slice of the macabre that updated and yet stayed true to the spirit of the original. ” - deeble185
 
55.
Addams Family Values (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. (94 mins.)
“ Another great outing.Switch the rational senses off and go with the absurdity. ” - deeble185
 
56.
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243-year-old eccentric who owns the store, bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once-remarkable Emporium. (93 mins.)
Director: Zach Helm
“ A completely unrealistic outing that for me brought back many of the delights and wonders of being a child, with a measure of reality the jarring note. ” - deeble185
 
57.
Sabrina (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. (113 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Another great Audrey Hepburn outing with believable performances from all. ” - deeble185
 
58.
Eureka (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The best minds in the US are tucked away in a remote town where they build futuristic inventions for the government's benefit. (60 mins.)
“ Formulaic but highly entertaining far fetched science based show. I enjoyed seeing the characters interact immensely, and the only downside with it was Taggart's accent. Australian? I don't think so. ” - deeble185
 
59.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ We usually check out the superhero movies, and this definitely is a cut above. ” - deeble185
 
60.
The Shadow (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In 1930s New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb. (108 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ Great movie? Not really. Huge plot holes? Oh yeah. But still a favourite of mine, probably because of the 1940's look. ” - deeble185
 
61.
The Drew Carey Show (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years... (30 mins.)
“ While I dislike her immensely, Mimi's character was one of the most memorable on television. ” - deeble185
 
62.
Maverick (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Totally unrealistic western movie, with a great sense of lightness to make it enjoyable. ” - deeble185
 
63.
Harvey (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows. (104 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ A sense of the whimsical and innocent permeates this film giving it the simple charm I enjoy. ” - deeble185
 
64.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Australian cult classic that rides on its dance sequences ” - deeble185
 
65.
The Muppet Show (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (30 mins.)
“ Childhood series that seems to endure and shine. ” - deeble185
 
66.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. (44 mins.)
“ There are a plethora of zombies running around at the moment, but this outing focuses on the survivors stories to make it much more compelling to watch ” - deeble185
 
67.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ One odd scene in the middle of this movie dos not detract from the power of this film. ” - deeble185
 
68.
Hustle (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings. (60 mins.)
“ a little uneven at times, but usually entertaining ” - deeble185
 
69.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
“ Usual overblown chop socky film with a sense of its own ridiculousness to leaven it out. ” - deeble185
 
70.
Burn Notice (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble. (44 mins.)
“ The unexpected (and perhaps unbelievable) uses of everyday objects made this series fascinating for me. ” - deeble185
 
71.
Hudson Hawk (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
“ Cheesy and unbelievable: yes. Entertaining and light: Also yes ” - deeble185
 
72.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ Very much not my usual fare, but I found the striking visuals and intertwining stories to be highly engaging. ” - deeble185
 
73.
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things. (90 mins.)
Director: Steve Bendelack
“ While I usually enjoy Rowan Atkinson, this is the essence of Mr Bean for me. Farcical and petty as Bean usually is, it still has the innocence and unexpected connections to elevate it. ” - deeble185
 
74.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. (113 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ Yes it is Groundhog Day goes to war, but the story was plausible, and only the Hollywood ending really let it down. ” - deeble185
 
75.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ The unexpected and convoluted plot were what made this movie for me ” - deeble185
 
76.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ While not a huge fan of Tarantino's over the top violence, in this movie it seemed to perfectly fit the character and scenes. ” - deeble185
 
77.
Stand by Me (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ It seems the only Stephen King movies I enjoy are ones where he is not mentioned in the title.This one I found to be a great coming of age drama, and repeated viewings haven't changed my opinion. ” - deeble185
 
78.
The Descendants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ While many others denigrated this film, I was able to go in without any expectations or preconceived notions, and so I was very taken by this film which I would best sum up as a family drama. I found it warm, developing and totally believable. ” - deeble185
 
79.
Shrek (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. (90 mins.)
 
80.
The Big Year (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition. (100 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
“ Another understated Jack Black movie, with relatable characters. Many reviewers disliked this because of the lack of conflict, but that was a large part of its charm for me. A believable, if obsessive, hobby. ” - deeble185
 
81.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ I'm a Whedon fan, but not a horror fan, so i was pleased when I enjoyed this one so much ” - deeble185
 
82.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of 'Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him. (141 mins.)
“ Took a long while for me to get around to seeing this, but I found it worth the wait. ” - deeble185
 
83.
My Name Is Earl (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization. (22 mins.)
“ A great if uneven series where the moral was not always obvious, but the ride was enjoyable. ” - deeble185
 
84.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. (114 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ A movie i enjoyed almost every moment of, with only 1 scene preventing this from a 10. simple, preposterous, enjoyable. ” - deeble185
 
85.
Airplane! (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
“ I think I would have rate this as my funniest movie ever. Sight gag after sight gag meant you had to always pay attention, and while it spoofed many of the hit movies of the day, you didn't need to know them to appreciate it. ” - deeble185