ALL MOVIES 6*to 10*

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1.
The Razor's Edge (1946)
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married. (145 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
2.
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
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"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland. (94 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
“ GREAT MOVIE, GREAT ACTING
VERY SAD
(IRISH SCHOOL AROUND 1939) ” - iamron
 
3.
The Singing Detective (1986 Mini-Series)
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Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations. (415 mins.)
“ TV series ” - iamron
 
4.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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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
“ Life is Beautiful by Roberto Benigni. May be best movie ever !! Incredible acting, (from Benigni and little boy,) story, humour, tradegy....etc.etc. ” - iamron
 
5.
Veronica Guerin (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Cate Blanchett fantastic. Good thriller. True story. 'The blunt realism of it all is what makes it all the more believable and worthwhile.' ” - iamron
 
6.
Diabolique (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (116 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
“ Simone Signoret & Véra Clouzot (wife of director); wonderful. Great suspense. Great story. Good acting. Director, Henri-Georges Clouzot, who directed Wages of Fear.
One of the best movies ever!! ” - iamron
 
7.
The Wages of Fear (1953)
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In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
“ Wages of Fear. Masterpiece. First boredom then the ultimate in suspense. Fantastic acting, story, directing.....

DATE: 2005-04-30 ” - iamron
 
8.
Jack the Ripper (1988 TV Series)
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the queen. (190 mins.)
“ Great thriller, close to true story, brilliant acting, particularly Michael Caine, perfect settings of London's buildings, streets, carriages. ” - iamron
 
9.
On the Waterfront (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
10.
Une femme française (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940... (100 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
“ Very dramatic love story, brilliantly acted by Emanuelle Beart, and Daniel Auteuil. Brilliant movie. ” - iamron
 
11.
Vera Drake (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family. (125 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ Brilliant acting from all, very emotional story. Natural and believable, but sad. ” - iamron
 
12.
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. (140 mins.)
“ Typically brilliant French movie. Very sombre, suspenseful, well acted, & keeps the interest up for 2hrs 20min. Liked the very slow start and gradual increase in tension to the climax. ” - iamron
 
13.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives. (171 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ Close to being a masterpiece.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche &
Lena Olin were brilliant.
"One of the most romantic films ever made, it shows the problems of people whose intimacies and personal conflicts are being interrupted by history on the move. I think this film surpasses the novel, which is utterly cynical (although understandably). Even in the last moments of the novel, Teresa is concerned that Tomas is cheating on her. The film also does well by dropping much of Franz's character - he was kind of uninteresting compared to Teresa, Tomas, and Sabina. It also drops such deadweight characters as Teresa's mother, Tomas' son, and Franz's wife. Also, a ton of different coworkers are combined into a few, so that their characters have time to develop. By concentrating on the three central characters, this film blossoms past what the novel ever achieved (although the novel is arguably more historically important). Philip Kaufman and Jean-Claude Carriere also add a couple of beautiful scenes that weren't in the novel, including Tomas' and Teresa's wedding, which is one of the most beautiful scenes in filmdom."

 ” - iamron
 
14.
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
“ Brilliantly acted, particularly Jack Lemmon. One of the best screenplays ever. ” - iamron
 
15.
Betty Blue (1986)
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Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life... (120 mins.)
“ 'Betty Blue'. Tragic erotic French masterpiece!
Mainly two actors. Three hours (Directors Cut). Every possible emotion acted out !! Lot of nudity & sex, done in a completely natural way. Beautiful love story, beautifully filmed, sad ending. ” - iamron
 
16.
Le Bal (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same... (112 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
“ "A film without language, no spoken word. Everything that is worth to be told is told with music and dance. We see the history of the 20th century France as the history of a dancing. Times change and the dance changes with time. So the problems that people face change. Decay of the aristocracy, German occupation, youth revolution of 68, racial conflicts, everything can be seen on this dancing as well as the love, aspirations, despair, hatred.

The film is one of my personal best 25." holigor ” - iamron
 
17.
Casablanca (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ One of the best movies of all time. Great acting, settings and story. ” - iamron
 
18.
The Chalk Garden (1964)
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A grandmother seeks a governess for her 16 year old granddaughter, Laurel, who manages to drive away each and every one so far by exposing their past... (106 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
“ One of my favorite films ever. Just perfect in every way. Great story, acting, directing....Seen over and over. ” - iamron
 
19.
Chicago (2002)
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Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ GREAT MUSICAL
PARTICULARLY ZETA-JONES & RENEE ZELLWEGER ” - iamron
 
20.
The Cotton Club (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club... (127 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ Good acting. Good story. Great jazz music and re-construction of the 'Mob' period in the US.

DATE: 2010-07-14 ” - iamron
 
21.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ Amélie. One of the most original movies, brilliant in every way. Could watch it over and over. Romance, love, very funny, mystery, suspense, gentle, inspired..... ” - iamron
 
22.
Bread and Tulips (2000)
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After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice. (114 mins.)
Director: Silvio Soldini
“ Bread & Tulips seen several times; Beautiful movie of wife who gets away from the family to holiday in Venice, and works in a flower shop. Amusing, romantic..... ” - iamron
 
23.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ Possibly Hitchcock's best movie. His usual marvelous suspence and humour. James Stewart and Grace Kelly are supurb. Restored version is perfect and notes of making the film and restoring it were fascinating. ” - iamron
 
24.
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
“ All time great movie. Good story, but Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn's acting was supurb. ” - iamron
 
25.
Evelyn (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His... (94 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ Beautiful, beautiful true story of the case that changed the law in Ireland to allow just one parent to have custody of his or her children. Brilliant acting by all particularly Evelyn, the little girl, and Pierce Brosnan.

It's funny, moving and warm. ” - iamron
 
26.
Head in the Clouds (2004)
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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé... (132 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
“ Romantic drama set in 1930s during the war. Filmed in Britain, Paris, Spain. Great movie, great story, great acting from the three stars. Beautifully executed mood changes. Epic production. ” - iamron
 
27.
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
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An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Illegal immigrants in London, Audrey Tautou who falls in love with the kind hearted doctor, theft of organs in exchange for false passports; tension, subtle humor, well acted, good story. ” - iamron
 
28.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Brilliant, brilliant acting, by both Bette Davis & Joan Crawford, good suspenseful story. ” - iamron
 
29.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An aging, reclusive Southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Great movie!! Preferred this to 'All about Eve', although it was rated higher, winning 6 Oscars. Bette Davis & Olivia de Havilland were wonderful, and the suspenseful story kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. ” - iamron
 
30.
The Insider (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Brilliant 'whistle-blower' story against the tobacco industry; good story and acting, Russell Crowe very good.

DATE: 2010-02-02 ” - iamron
 
31.
Match Point (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (119 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Great story and acting. Very suspenseful, worthy of Hitchcock! Absolutely engrossing. Even liked it more on second viewing. Woody Allen at his best as director/writer.

DATE: 2010-02-04 ” - iamron
 
32.
City Lights (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ One of Charlie's best!!

DATE: 2010-02-13 ” - iamron
 
33.
The Virgin Spring (1960)
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A kind but pampered beautiful young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 'Virgin Spring'. By great director Ingmar Bergman. ” - iamron
 
34.
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. (91 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ 'Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (original title)or 'Elevator to the gallows'.French B&W 1958. This is an excellent example of "theatre of the absurd", filmed as a "film noir" suspense thriller. "Theatre of the absurd" posits that the universe is a random entity where nothing is likely to happen as expected. I believe Camus and other French writers of his era were the principle exponents of this view of life. Well, here we have certainly an example.
 ” - iamron
 
35.
A Good Woman (2004)
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While retaining her secret identity, the illustrious Mrs. Erlynne (Hunt) saves Lady Windemere (Johansson) from making a grand social faux-pas with the scoundrelly Lord Darlington (Moore). (93 mins.)
Director: Mike Barker
 
36.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
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A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
“ A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Judy Dench takes the part of a horrible old, lesbian woman, and plays it to perfection, and Cate plays (perhaps) the best part of her career. Bill Nighy is brilliant too.

DATE: 2010-10-29 ” - iamron
 
37.
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
“ Really brilliant story and acting. Something in the story about a long time prisoner in jail making a big library sounded so familiar, wondered if there is a similar theme out there in another movie?

DATE: 2010-11-22 ” - iamron
 
38.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
“ Most incredible serious animated movie (possibly) ever made? Incricate details and moody scenes, almost too good to be true. Good story.

DATE: 2011-03-22 ” - iamron
 
39.
Once (2007)
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A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. (85 mins.)
Director: John Carney
“ Brilliant music, story and acting. “Once” was shot for next to nothing in 17 days, doesn't even give names to its characters, is mostly music with not a lot of dialog, and is magical from beginning to end. It's one of those films where you hold your breath, hoping it knows how good it is, and doesn't take a wrong turn. ” - iamron
 
40.
Perfect Strangers (2001 Mini-Series)
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Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected. (238 mins.)
 
41.
Lolita (1997)
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A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ Great acting

DATE: 2002-04-03 ” - iamron
 
42.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
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A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
“ Very sad movie, but well acted nice mood.

[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
43.
Mama, There's a Man in Your Bed (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A company president gets framed with a food-poisoning scandal and the only person who can help him is the evening cleaning-woman, who always seems to be at the right place at the right time. (108 mins.)
Director: Coline Serreau
 
44.
Secrets & Lies (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a lower-class white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed. (136 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
45.
Cape Fear (1962)
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A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail. (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
46.
Beautiful People (1999)
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In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height... (107 mins.)
Director: Jasmin Dizdar
“ brilliant british humour, great acting, serious race problems run through in the background ” - iamron
 
47.
Swimming Pool (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics. (102 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
“ Good story, Charlette Rampling very good, Julie, Ludivine Sagnier, best body ever, good actress. Good mystery story, that makes you try to work it out long after the movie is over. Think the story that takes place in France is in Sara's imagination & is the story she is writing.

[url]http://ronsphotosite.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
48.
The Lost Son (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Xavier Lombard is a world-weary private eye in London, in exile from his native Paris; his best friend is Nathalie... (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Menges
“ Brilliant acting by Daniel Auteuil (French) Good story about breaking a child sex racket. Very exciting. ” - iamron
 
49.
Passionada (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Passionada is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband, a fisherman, died at sea. The... (108 mins.)
Director: Dan Ireland
“ Delightful film, well acted, good story, romantic and funny. ” - iamron
 
50.
Taking Sides (2001)
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A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic... (108 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
“ Great debate between US Army Major & conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic during the Nazi years. ” - iamron
 
51.
No Man's Land (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap. (98 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
“ Battlefield in Bosnia. Good story, good acting. ” - iamron
 
52.
The Mother (2003)
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A grandmother has a passionate affair with a man half her age, who is also sleeping with her daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
53.
The Dreamers (2003)
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A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
“ Very erotic, everything shown. Good story and acting. ” - iamron
 
54.
The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ First rate movie, great suspense, acting, photography. Pity Orson Wells had such a small part. Would have liked the movie more if it had been longer.

DATE: 2005-05-04 ” - iamron
 
55.
Happiness Is in the Field (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees... (106 mins.)
“ Great story. Well acted. Very amusing. Saw again in 2007.

DATE: 2005-05-14

[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
56.
The African Queen (1951)
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In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, almost a two person movie. Brilliant acting story and settings.

DATE: 2005-06-11 ” - iamron
 
57.
Charade (1963)
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Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
58.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
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A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé. (108 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ Great acting, particularly speech by Spencer Tracy at the end. ” - iamron
 
59.
Monster's Ball (2001)
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After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed. (111 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Good story. Horror of electric chair. Great acting & sex scene with Halle Berry, rewarded with an Oscar for Best Actress. Mood of the film was very well handled. Great movie showing up a racist who changes all his feelings toward colored people and falls in love with Halle Berry.

[url]http://ronsphotosite.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
60.
Pride and Prejudice (1995 Mini-Series)
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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart. (327 mins.)
 
61.
Bangkok Hilton (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand... (270 mins.)
“ Great acting by Nicole Kidman, good story, very suspenseful in parts. ” - iamron
 
62.
Brides (2004)
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Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS KING ALEXANDER, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband, in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage. (128 mins.)
“ 'Brides'. Excellent Greek movie of brides from different countries promised to Americans and others for marriage, on the ship going to the US. Partly in English. Very touching sensitive and Damian Lewis particularly good. ” - iamron
 
63.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
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Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ Wonderful, wonderful acting from Emily Watson, particularly her facial expressions. Great story, directing, and filming. ” - iamron
 
64.
La Strada (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. (108 mins.)
“ Anthony Quinn was great. Gelsomina, Fellini's wife has the most expressive face Ive seen. The two were fantastic and Fellini's direction perfect. ” - iamron
 
65.
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village. (104 mins.)
Director: Charles Dance
“ Brilliant acting by Maggie Smith & Judi Dench, Miriam Margolyes, good story, perfect English setting. ” - iamron
 
66.
Falling (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Henry Kent meets writer Daisy Langrish and offers to take care of her overgrown garden. The relationship develops but Mr. Kent is fooling no one but Daisy! (120 mins.)
Director: Tristram Powell
“ Michael Kitchen; one of the best performances by an actor. The movie was mainly his. ” - iamron
 
67.
House of Fools (2002)
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In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story. (104 mins.)
“ House of Fools. Great moving film with humour, sadness, excitement, all the emotions. Good Russian singing. Well acted. ” - iamron
 
68.
My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack. (103 mins.)
“ Beautifull story, scenery, great acting by Maggie Smith, Timithy Spall, Ronnie Barker (serious). ” - iamron
 
69.
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. (127 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
“ Brilliant acting from Anthony Hopkins, simple easy to follow story, really happy film. ” - iamron
 
70.
Chocolat (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. (121 mins.)
“ Very good heart warming story and beautifully acted. ” - iamron
 
71.
On Golden Pond (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
“ Rather simple story, but the acting was outstanding. ” - iamron
 
72.
Separate Lies (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A couple's marriage is complicated by the introduction of a third party. (85 mins.)
Director: Julian Fellowes
“ Great 'very British' movie, well acted beautiful scenery, story of lies and doing the right 'thing'. Very 'stiff upper lip'. ” - iamron
 
73.
All About Eve (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
“ One of the greatest casts of all time; Bette Davis & Anne Baxter, superb, even a young Marilyn Monroe. One of the best movies ever.

[url]http://www.redbubble.com/people/ronsphotos[/url] ” - iamron
 
74.
Wah-Wah (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Set at the end of the '60s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Ralph Compton... (120 mins.)
“ Richard E Grant's growing up in Swaziland. Mainly story of domestic violence, drunkedness and marriage bliss of his father. Mainly British cast. Funny and moving. ” - iamron
 
75.
The Chorus (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
“ 'The Chorus' Brilliant French movie, set in a claustrophobic feeling school for orphan and mentally disturbed boys. It shows the right (new teacher) and the wrong(headmaster)
way of bringing up these boys. Singing plays the main part in rehabilitation. ” - iamron
 
76.
Bon voyage (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An actress, a writer, a student, and a government worker band together in an effort to escape Paris as the Nazis move into the city. (114 mins.)
“ Well acted fast moving suspenceful beginning of World War 2 in Paris and Bordeau. Great story. Two stunning actresses. ” - iamron
 
77.
The English Patient (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
“ Great acting, beautiful love scenes, and settings with a good story.

[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
78.
Swing (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Max is on holiday at his grandmother's place in the Elzas in France. He's fascinated by the guitar playing of gypsy Miraldo... (90 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
“ Exciting gipsy music! Nice story about the boy and girl friendship. Very natural acting.

[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
79.
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love. (103 mins.)
Director: Randall Miller
“ Delightfull movie with a simple theme. There were some very funny moments, very touching moments, and overall it's just a great experience.

[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
80.
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior. (126 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
“ An alchoholic in the family, Meg Ryan plays the part to perfection.

[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
81.
L'auberge espagnole (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship. (122 mins.)
“ 'The Spanish Apartment'. Prelude to the Russian Dolls. Fantastic story of group of students staying in an apartment in Barcelona, Spain, very funny in parts. Acting perfect.

[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
82.
The Last Metro (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs. (131 mins.)
“ The Last Metro.
Wonderful movie, sets, costumes, story and acting. Beautiful women.

[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
83.
Tsotsi (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
“ South African movie, brilliantly acted, good story of down & out kids, gangsters, and the boy how stole a baby from wealthy parents & did not want to give it back. Beautiful girl who feeds the baby.

Review:Unforgettable

Tsotsi is gorgeous, riveting, poignant, and thrilling. Not only is it a first-rate piece of storytelling, but it also takes the viewer into a world of South African poverty and crime that he has never seen before. Director/writer Gavin Hood offers us a tale of tragic redemption and uncommon poetry in a subculture of the most abject immorality. Truly unforgettable.



[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
84.
Lucie Aubrac (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French... (115 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ Great French movie, full of suspense, about the French resistance movement, and a passionate love story. (Scenes in prison are sickening).

[url]http://ronsphotosite.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
85.
The White Countess (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family. (135 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Great story, settings, acting, atmosphere.
Abeautiful movie.

[url]http://ronweblog.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
86.
Sweet November (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco... (119 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
“ Psycological story, humour, happiness and tradegy. Good story and acting,

[url]http://ronsphotosite.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
87.
Death at a Funeral (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family. (87 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ British. Laughed aloud at the theatre along with most others. Black comedy at it's best. Great story, dialogue, acting. 90 minutes seemed like half an hour!

On second viewing about a year later, not so good?

[url]http://ronsphotosite.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
88.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
“ Set in Delft Holland, British made. Great 17th century drama. Vermeer painting. Great mood throughout. Very artistic minor masterpiece.

[url]http://ronsphotosite.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
89.
Save the Last Dance (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past. (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
“ Great story of ballet dancer moving to Chicago's tough black neighbourhood, makes friends with black Rap dancer who teaches her Rap dancing then encourages her to go back to ballet, and she qualifies for Juliard.

Julia Stiles; great acting and dancing!

[url]http://ronsphotosite.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
90.
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past. (133 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
“ Brilliant movie. Jeremy Irons at his best; good story of gentleman thief who returns all he has stolen. Crime, romance, humour, beautiful settings.

[url]http://ronsphotosite.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
91.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Great Jane Austin classic, great acting, settings, story, although I thought Hugh Grant could have been more forceful. ” - iamron
 
92.
Babel (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. (143 mins.)
“ Excellent movie in every way, particularly the way the four separate stories intertwine and join with the same theme of communication. Brad Pitt was great! Japanese
part of the story was a little distant from the main theme.

DATE: 2010-02-14 ” - iamron
 
93.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
“ A strange movie showing how some people live their lives. Lots of stunning girls. The image of Anita Ekberg in the Trevi fountain was so beautiful. One of the most unusual movies ever made. ” - iamron
 
94.
Saving Grace (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind. (93 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
“ Great British comedy with good very witty story and well acted by all particularly Brenda Blethyn. ” - iamron
 
95.
Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century." (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
“ Documentary of Philippe Petit's wire walking (dancing)leading to his walk between the Twin Towers in New York. Absolutely spellbinding.  ” - iamron
 
96.
The Verdict (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. (129 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Classic court room drama, with twists. Great story, great acting by Paul Newman.
Seemed even better watching the second time round! ” - iamron
 
97.
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer. (108 mins.)
Director: Dan Ireland
“ Beautiful, beautiful movie; starts slowly then builds up into an interesting story. Very well cast, and so typically English. ” - iamron
 
98.
Easy Virtue (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
“ Beautiful English comedy; great acting and settings. Stunning leading lady, Jessica Biel.

[url]http://ronsphotosite.blogspot.com/[/url] ” - iamron
 
99.
The Reader (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ Interesting story, good acting by the young Michael Berg (David Cross),(unbelievable that Hanna Schmitz was played by Kate Winslet, she looked so different).

[url]http://www.redbubble.com/people/ronsphotos[/url] ” - iamron
 
100.
Fingersmith (2005 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Susan "Sue" Trinder is a fingersmith (British slang for thief) who lives in the slums of London with... (181 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
“ Typically good British period movie with some brilliant acting and an interesting story, except it was unnecessarily long and complex; impossible to work out some of it.
Brilliant costumes and settings. ” - iamron