Movies I Saw In 2012

Movies I saw in 2012 for the first time, in order of when I saw them first. Quotes come from my reviews.
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1.
The Iron Giant (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ The story matches up to Pixar quality, in both heart and substance. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
2.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. (128 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Consider me entertained, but not impressed. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
3.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ The creepy take on this classic is unique, and enjoyable. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
4.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ [Jurassic Park] is lots of fun, and it's truly scary. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
5.
Astro Boy (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him the greatest hero of his time. (94 mins.)
Director: David Bowers
“ This movie is a blundered mess. My main problem; it's an enjoyable blundered mess. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
6.
A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Wallace and his dog, Gromit, open a bakery and get tied up with a murder mystery. But, when Wallace falls in love Gromit is left to solve the case. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
“ Don't get me wrong, I love Wallace and Gromit, but this is dramatically inferior to any of their previous adventures. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
7.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ A fun, albeit flawed movie. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
8.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well. (151 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is just as good as the first; with weaknesses and strengths balancing out to create an equal package. One just wishes that there was some kind of reason to all the fighting and action, because frankly, we never get one. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
9.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle. (169 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ When the film closes, you will either be waiiting in great anticipation for the fourth (if you enjoyed it), or you'll be fast asleep or about ready to be (if you're me). ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
10.
The Lorax (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. (86 mins.)
“ It's not good enough to remember outside of a couple good gags. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
11.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. (85 mins.)
Director: Brian Henson
“ If you came to see the muppets, you will probably be disappointed. This film is all about Scrooge, who is played by a very human Michael Caine. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
12.
John Carter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior. (132 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ I feel like if some of the violence and revealing garments were cut out, this movie could've been PG, as opposed to PG-13, which would allow it to become a family or kid's movie. This would've worked much better, because the movie is too silly to work as an adult/teen movie. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
13.
Tangled Ever After (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Rapunzel and Flynn Rider have their wedding, but Pascal and Maximus must recover the rings they lose in mid-ceremony. (6 mins.)
“ The idea is a bit run-of-the-mill, and you've seen all the same gags on Looney Tunes, but it has some entertaining bits. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
14.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory. (119 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ Though it's not quite the incredible film critics were making it out to be, The Bourne Identity manages to entertain the whole way through, and it's hard to imagine someone being bored during the film. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
15.
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. (26 mins.)
Director: Anthony Lucas
“ What this really is, is a masterpiece, made for those old enough to swallow it. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
16.
One Rat Short (2006 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The rat fights for survival in the New York City subway. (10 mins.)
Director: Alex Weil
“ It makes one wish the makers of this film had brought it to the next level. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
17.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ The Hunger Games is a must see. I was originally uninterested in the sequels, but this movie was so good, I may rethink skipping them. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
18.
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ The Bourne Supremacy is just as good as the original, and maybe just a bit better. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
19.
G-Force (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world. (88 mins.)
“ I hope you like fart jokes because G-Force has a lot of them. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
20.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ It's a simple tale, but an affecting one. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
21.
Valkyrie (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ More story, a little more action, and some decent character development would've gone a long way for turning this mostly mediocre film into the masterpiece it just missed out on. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
22.
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin... (63 mins.)
“ Winnie The Pooh is just as wonderful as ever, and I do hope this film is only the beginning of another league of movies from our friends at the Hundred Acre Wood. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
23.
The Ballad of Nessie (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A humorous animated poem of how a gentle displaced Scottish monster created Loch Ness. (5 mins.)
“ Mildly enjoyable. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
24.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. (75 mins.)
“ A solid film with no real flaws, but not exceedingly entertaining. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
25.
Thru the Mirror (1936 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Mickey has been reading Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", and falls asleep... (9 mins.)
“ Doesn't do much to separate itself from, say, Looney Tunes shorts. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
26.
Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Barbie Presents Thumbelina (75 mins.)
Director: Conrad Helten
“ Nothing works, everything fails, and the result is a hopeless mess that can't be enjoyed in any way. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
27.
Push (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ What a mess! Push is easily one of the worst action films I've ever seen! ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
28.
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood. (25 mins.)
“ This is perfection. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
29.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. (88 mins.)
“ There are so many sight gags that a second or even third viewing may be necessary to catch them all. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
30.
Grasshoppers (1990 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Men killing each other through the ages for various reasons. (9 mins.)
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
“ An amusing lesson in human stupidity. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
31.
The Sandman (1991 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
On a dark night, as the clock strikes eight, a mother sends her child upstairs to bed with only a candle for light... (10 mins.)
Director: Paul Berry
“ Creepy, but thoroughly incredible. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
32.
The Chubbchubbs! (2002 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A janitor at an alien nightclub gets his wish to be a singer. (6 mins.)
Director: Eric Armstrong
“ ...a wonderfully weird animated short. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
33.
Even Pigeons Go to Heaven (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
On a moonlit fall night, a priest races to the home of Mr. Moulin running a motorcycle off the road... (9 mins.)
Director: Samuel Tourneux
“ This isn't the kind of film that anyone will enjoy, but it's a treat for those who will. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
34.
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A heffalump is heard trumpeting in the hundred acre woods. Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet are scared and rush to Rabbit's house for advice... (68 mins.)
Director: Frank Nissen
“ Most of the gags will only appeal to toddlers, and the whimsy that has surrounded previous Pooh films is almost completely gone. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
35.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. (108 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ If only everything else was as wonderful and undeniably incredible as the visual effects. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
36.
Treasure Planet (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders. (95 mins.)
“ One of Disney's best films so far. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
37.
The Black Cauldron (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young boy and a bunch of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can. (80 mins.)
“ It's aggressively un-Disney, but unfortunately, that works against this shockingly awful fantasy film. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
38.
The Untouchables (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ While I wouldn't say it's quite untouchable, it's unexpectedly smart and entertains to the last minute. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
39.
The Pixar Story (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people... (87 mins.)
Director: Leslie Iwerks
“ Downright inspiring. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
40.
La Luna (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very... (7 mins.)
Director: Enrico Casarosa
“ Truly Magical. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
41.
Brave (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (93 mins.)
“ Cars 2 was decent, but left me nervous as to Pixar's future. Brave has put all those fears to rest. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
42.
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
“ Ugh, forget it Marvel, I'm not seeing The Avengers 2. If I ever want to see a quality super hero movie, I'll wait for The Incredibles 2. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
43.
Antz (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves. (83 mins.)
“ Antz has some redeeming qualities, but ultimately, the best thing about Antz, is that it reminds us how good A Bug's Life is. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
44.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
“ The Little Mermaid is undeniably entertaining. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
45.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in England history. (79 mins.)
“ This might've worked as a 15 minute short film, but as a feature length film, The Sword In The Stone feels padded and tedious. There's just not enough material. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
46.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ Despite the rather awful title, While Your Were Sleeping is a surprisingly charming movie. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
47.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An animated adaption of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaption of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". (68 mins.)
“ The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad is not a film. It's merely a cartoon disguised as a film (and the veil is relatively thin, at that). ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
48.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer. (91 mins.)
“ While I wouldn't want all Disney films to be like The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, this is a very nice change of pace. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
49.
Fantasia (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
“ Fantasia represents a technical achievement, Mickey's most famous role in history, and two hours of my life I'll never get back.

(My review cannot be found on IMDb due to it's extensive length. It can be found here: http://www.criticker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3435 ) ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
50.
Glory (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ Glory, I feel, wasn't made to entertain. It was made to allow us to understand the sacrifices and achievements of the 54th Regiment, and it succeeds. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
51.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. (75 mins.)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
“ Sleeping Beauty possesses two adjectives that are rarely seen in the same film these days: Short and entertaining. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
52.
Pinocchio (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. (88 mins.)
“ It's a shame Disney isn't brave enough to do things like Pinocchio these days. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
53.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ Mixing drama with comedy, and adding some old school flair makes for a fresh and thoroughly entertaining film. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
54.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ It's not the greatest film to grace the silver screen, and it is basically the same film we saw 10 years ago, but it's a lot of fun, and sometimes that's all I need. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
55.
Hook (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. (142 mins.)
“ It's too long for kids, too slow and devoid of action for teens, and too childish for adults. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
56.
Mirror Mirror (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright. (106 mins.)
“ A jumbled mess of ideas and thoughts that no one bothered to sort out to make it seem cohesive. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
57.
The Muppets (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures. (103 mins.)
Director: James Bobin
“ In a world where gloomy films like The Dark Knight trilogy dominate, it's nice to know that happier films like The Muppets are still around. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
58.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (137 mins.)
“ You'd be better off watching E.T. again. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
59.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain. (117 mins.)
“ Lacks the humor and excitement it needed to translate into the fun adventure it fails to be. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
60.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ This first chapter in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy manages to have enough high points to make for a (perhaps, slightly hesitant) recommendation. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
61.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. (179 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ The Lord Of The Rings trilogy goes significantly downhill with it's inferior sequel. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
62.
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
“ The final chapter in the trilogy, while still being tedious in parts, is by far the most entertaining. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
63.
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
“ The action is not what makes Ocean's Eleven such an entertaining film. It's the characters, whom are funny, developed, and best of all; memorable. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
64.
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11. (125 mins.)
“ A sequel that takes everything that made the original such a hit, and throws it out the window. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
65.
Seabiscuit (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. (140 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Even with all it's flaws, it's hard not to root for Seabiscuit. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
66.
Firewall (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom. (105 mins.)
“ As far as generic action thrillers go, you could do a lot worse than Firewall. But you could also do a lot better. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
67.
Mulan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
“ Despite it's lack of originality, Mulan not only succeeds, but flourishes. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
68.
The House of Small Cubes (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe. (12 mins.)
Director: Kunio Kato
“ Beautifully made, and marvelously captivating. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
69.
Oktapodi (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two Octopi fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village. (3 mins.)
“ Doesn't break new ground, but it's tons of fun. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
70.
This Way Up (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A.T Shank & Son have a bad day at the parlour when a falling boulder flattens their hearse. Emotional... (9 mins.)
“ Funny in gentle and bold ways. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
71.
Lavatory Lovestory (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A single middle aged lady working as receptionist and cleaner in a public lavatory for men spends her... (10 mins.)
“ Just really, really sweet. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
72.
Frankenweenie (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Animation lovers and movie buffs will have a scream. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
73.
Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends. (7 mins.)
Director: Mark A. Walsh
“ Though with less adult appeal than other Pixar shorts, Partysaurus Rex is still light fun. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
74.
Toy Story Toons: Small Fry (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor. (7 mins.)
Director: Angus MacLane
“ It's short run time makes Small Fry feel a bit rushed at times, but rapid fire gags will keep you in hysterics. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
75.
George & A.J. (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After Nurses George and A.J. of the Shady Oaks Retirement Village witness Carl leaving with his house towed by balloons, other senior citizens around the city are inspired to make their own "escapes", much to George and A.J.'s chagrin. (4 mins.)
Director: Josh Cooley
“ Animated and voiced on the cheap, though still brings in some mild chuckles. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
76.
Munro (1961 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A four-year-old boy is drafted into the army. (9 mins.)
Director: Gene Deitch
“ Slightly disappointing when one considers it's hilarious premise, but Munro still delights. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
77.
The Critic (1963 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary... (4 mins.)
Director: Ernest Pintoff
Stars: Mel Brooks
“ Kept me in stitches. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
78.
Paperman (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After meeting the gal of his dreams on a commuter train, an office worker uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention after spying her again in a skyscraper window. (7 mins.)
Director: John Kahrs
“ Cute, but not quite groundbreaking. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
79.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Rich Moore
“ Wreck-It Ralph is unlikely to be considered one of Disney's best films, but it's certainly one of their funniest. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
80.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours. (97 mins.)
“ It's funny, it's cute, it's warm. What more could you ask of a Christmas film? ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
81.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. (15 mins.)
“ Basically plotless, and the score constantly steals from other films. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
82.
Father and Daughter (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A father says goodbye to his young daughter. In time the daughter grows old, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father. (8 mins.)
“ Beautifully made, and extremely moving. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
83.
I Met the Walrus (2007 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The animated illustration of a 14-year-old's interview with John Lennon in 1969. (5 mins.)
Director: Josh Raskin
“ Perhaps the most idiotic and pointless short film ever made. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
84.
Maestro (2005 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Five minutes before his big performance, the Maestro and his persistent mechanical assistant are getting ready. As the clock ticks, life at the top is not all it seems. (5 mins.)
Director: Géza M. Tóth
“ If the short film seems slow at first, there's a nice twist at the end. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
85.
The Lost Thing (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to. (15 mins.)
“ It hits a few good notes, but the whole short film feels dull and uninspired. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
86.
I Am Legend (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. (101 mins.)
“ I Am Legend provides a thoroughly creepy experience that's worth the price of admission for the atmosphere alone. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
87.
Vincent (1982 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother. (6 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ It's disturbing for the sake of being disturbing, as opposed to being disturbing for the purpose of providing an entertaining or thoughtful experience. Needless to say, Vincent does neither. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
88.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. (93 mins.)
“ Will only entertain those who enjoyed the previous two entries. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
89.
Manipulation (1991 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A discarded cartoon character and some spilt ink combine and interact as if the cartoonist had drawn their actions... (7 mins.)
Director: Daniel Greaves
“ Basically an animation test, albeit, a very good one. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
90.
Lincoln (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ One of the best films that 2012 has to offer. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
91.
Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (1991 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When Christopher Robin writes a letter to Santa and forgets to add what Pooh wanted for Christmas, Pooh tries to get the letter back, and subsequently redeliver the letter to the North Pole. (26 mins.)
Director: Jamie Mitchell
“ With clever wit and surprising emotional strength, Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too takes the best of Pooh and mixes it with holiday cheer. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
92.
Beware of Christians (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Four college students travel to Europe to escape their routine faith and gain a radically new perspective on following Jesus. (94 mins.)
Director: Will Bakke
“ Entertaining, and informative. In other words, miles better than any other Christian film on the market. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
93.
Hardflip (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Caleb (Randy Wayne) is a young skater whose ill mother (Rosanna Arquette) and absent father (John Schneider)... (112 mins.)
Director: Johnny Remo
“ Feels more like a skateboarding documentary than a feel good flick. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
94.
Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ian,a young boy,Commander Cody and Yoda must go to rescue the secret battle plans.However,when substitute teacher C-3PO and a class of padawans go too,things become more complicated.... (22 mins.)
Director: David Scott
“ Shockingly entertaining, and surprisingly funny. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
95.
Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Luke Skywalker embarks on a mission to find and destroy an Imperial base on Naboo, but is relentlessly chased by a group of fanatic girls... (22 mins.)
Director: Guy Vasilovich
“ Don't knock it just because it's Lego. This is one of the best Star Wars parodies out there. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
96.
The Old Man and the Sea (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. (20 mins.)
“ Though it's gorgeously animated, The Old Man and the Sea is ultimately unsatisfying. Then again, what else would you expect from a short film where the entire plot revolves around an old guy trying to catch one fish? ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
97.
The Legend of Mor'du (2012 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The witch from Pixar's Brave uses magical illustrations to tell the legend of a power-obsessed... (7 mins.)
Director: Brian Larsen
“ A bland, and oddly un-humorous short that lacks the entertainment value or unique concepts that have made the other Pixar shorts such a joy. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
98.
Amazing Love (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a confrontation occurs amongst the youth group, Stuart takes the opportunity to share with the group the touching story of the Old Testament prophet Hosea. (80 mins.)
Director: Kevin Downes
“ Doesn't do anything unexpected or interesting. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
99.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ The Hobbit tops all three of it's predecessors, and provides an engaging and entertaining experience for Tolkien fans and newcomers. ” - Joshua Mitchell
 
100.
Driftwood (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Six-year-old Jenny rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck... (88 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
“ I was eventually pulled in by Driftwood's sweetness and pure innocence. ” - Joshua Mitchell