Movies I watched in 2012by fred-sickly | created - 02 Apr 2012 | updated - 19 Aug 2012 | Public
This list is embarassingly mammoth. It's true though, these are (a creatively titled list) movies I have watched in 2012. I keep a log and will make an attempt to post these all in chronological order and to also post my my notes about them all. I only started my log in late February, jotting down some that came before in random order. As of the start of this list (early April), I have probably watched about 200 movies. By the time I finish the backlog on it, I definitely will have. These are not all the best movies, or recommendations. Some of them are the best. Some of them are the WORST films I have ever seen. These do not reflect my taste. They might be a testament to the fact that I don't mind watch about anything... This is just a log of everything I watched. The Bad, the Amazing, and the Sinister, these are not my recommendations, but what I watched, for posterity and consideration.
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1. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 268,617 | Gross: $73.86M
This should have won more Oscars, such a favourite of mine. It is about us all.
2. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Votes: 1,666,322 | Gross: $292.58M
Seen many, many times. Nolan has the potential to be the new Hitchcock and I hope that he doesn't eff that up.
3. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Votes: 967,039 | Gross: $53.09M
As of this writing (April 2, 2012), I have probably seen this film 100 times, and twice this year. Seeing this in the theater with my father on Halloween the year it came out was a very fond memory of mine. I ALWAYS notice something new and wish I was back in that theater. "It was for the look on their faces." -- R. Angier
4. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Votes: 205,896 | Gross: $44.67M
This was the first silent film I saw with my wife, an amazing experience for us both, I think. Not my favourite movie, not the "best picture," but see it, eh.
5. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy
The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.
Votes: 311,433 | Gross: $127.18M
Dubiously classic. So fun to watch it in fresh company. And to laugh as much at ourselves as at it.
6. Hollywood Sex Wars (2011)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy
Max (Dominique Purdy), Aaron (Richard Blair) and Glen (Nicholas Cooper) have a track record littered with strike-outs and misfit hook-ups. The boys embark on a mission to up their hot babe ... See full summary »
Funny. Sexy. Accurate. Exaggerated. Poorly written. Poorly acted. Bad cross between light porn and a chick flick. I'm sure you have better things to do.
7. Salome's Last Dance (1988)
R | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Set in France Oscar Wilde (so it appears) visits a local theatre and is surprised by their retelling of his own work ""Salome'" the story line then digresses in to a VERY twisted portrayal ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,145 | Gross: $0.33M
Not for everyone. Surreal. Strange. Out of line. Funny. Sexy. Wonky. Good... if you like this kind of thing... (doesn't everyone once in a while?...)
8. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.
Votes: 8,117 | Gross: $1.19M
Young Hugh Grant and funny-ass vampires!! :)
9. Broken Arrow (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.
Votes: 81,951 | Gross: $70.77M
Good clean fun. Good to see Slater and Mathis together again...
10. Pump Up the Volume (1990)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.
Votes: 23,003 | Gross: $11.54M
A classis. Period. Talk loud.
11. The Descendants (2011)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Votes: 215,699 | Gross: $82.58M
And the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (because the academy is a joke that effed up this year more than they didn't) goes to... Matthew Lillard, for "The Descendants" (a movie none of us wants to watch a second time).
12. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
G | 90 min | Documentary, History
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Votes: 12,991 | Gross: $5.23M
Want to see something amazing? Then, as always, keep your eyes on the Herzog...
13. The Omen (2006)
R | 110 min | Horror
An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.
Votes: 51,413 | Gross: $54.61M
Great casting. Better than the original, I think. Well done.
14. The Omen (1976)
R | 111 min | Horror
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?
Votes: 90,194 | Gross: $4.27M
Well done. Good ol' Gregory Peck.
15. Damien: Omen II (1978)
R | 107 min | Horror
Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.
Votes: 24,610 | Gross: $3.88M
16. The Final Conflict (1981)
R | 108 min | Horror
The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.
Votes: 15,430 | Gross: $20.47M
Young Sam Neill as the growed-up anti-Christ. Okay, I suppose.
17. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991 TV Movie)
Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two attorneys adopts a mysterious orphan girl as their daughter, unaware she is the new antichrist; next in line from Damien thorn.
Riding a wave that had already broken ten years before... Worth watching if you need to finish a series, but...
18. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
R | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
CLASSIC! Anyone know where I can get the sheet music for the theme?... Good clean fun.
19. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.
Votes: 48,556 | Gross: $10.67M
Thumbs up. Theron and Depp make a great couple. I wish more people would make movies like this instead of remaking old movies. This is, for all intents and purposes, a worthy, twisted 'Rosemary's Baby' remake, without the remaking. Borrowing slightly, but original and out there. Always a fun rewatch.
20. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime
A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.
See this. Breaks my heart.
21. The Innkeepers (2011)
R | 101 min | Horror
During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.
Votes: 29,459 | Gross: $0.08M
Entertaining. The ending was a letdown.
22. The Woman in Black (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
Votes: 156,295 | Gross: $54.33M
Good ghost movie! Radcliffe is great in it too. One of my favourite ghost stories since 'The Others.'
23. We Own the Night (2007)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A New York City nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian Mafia hitmen.
Votes: 76,404 | Gross: $28.56M
So, wait, why was this picture made?...
24. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 76,270 | Gross: $14.60M
Good jobs. Adequency abounds. Wonder is fleeting. However, good stuff, m'thinks.
25. The Game (1997)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
Votes: 291,031 | Gross: $48.32M
Always good for an auto-pilot reboot. Quit thinking your life is difficult and bland, please.
26. Ken Park (2002)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents.
Boring, gratuitous, true, false, freaky, extraneous, and not on my rewatch list.
27. Wir sind die Nacht (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena.
Sexy German vampires... Sign me up. Great vampire movie opening too.
28. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Votes: 88,683 | Gross: $31.85M
You're all like this, especially when you deny it, and sometimes moreso when you're happy than when you're sad. Please search for your meaning, and mean your searches.
29. Tower Heist (2011)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.
Votes: 117,846 | Gross: $78.05M
Heisty goodness... Great cast. Funny scenes. Funny plot. Funny premise. Great characters. Good stuff.
30. The Maiden Heist (2009)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime
A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.
This cracked up my wife and I. Recommended by my dad and absolutely hilarious. See it with friends & family! :) Good clean fun.
31. Mr. Brooks (2007)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Votes: 131,183 | Gross: $28.48M
Good clean fun! ;) Where's the sequel? Good job, William Hurt.
32. Mission: Impossible (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Votes: 328,256 | Gross: $180.98M
This series is always good for a rewatch. Gearing up for the new one.
33. Mission: Impossible II (2000)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".
Votes: 264,379 | Gross: $215.41M
34. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response .
Votes: 279,562 | Gross: $134.03M
35. Underworld Awakening (2012)
R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.
Votes: 131,615 | Gross: $62.32M
Why did this suck so much?
36. The Double (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.
Grace vs. Gere. Place your bets. Kind of a grown-up movie, but worth one watch nonetheless.
37. Sand Sharks (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A shark who swims in sand terrorizes a tropical paradise.
So bad that it's just bad... ;)
38. The Informers (2008)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
One week in L.A. in 1983, featuring movie executives, rock stars, a vampire and other morally challenged characters in adventures laced with sex, drugs and violence.
Votes: 14,898 | Gross: $0.30M
Good ol' Easton Ellis... Still, he hasn't topped his 'American Psycho.' Sexy. Funny. Dark. Would have been more interesting were it true...
39. Perfect Sense (2011)
R | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.
Votes: 47,555 | Gross: $0.00M
Assfacey. The synopsis does it no justice. Very sad and funny and beautiful. A good reminder of what we are and what we're made of.
40. The New Daughter (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior.
Good to see Ivana Baquero again. (More, more!) And ancient aliens are always fun.
41. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
R | 92 min | Horror
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.
Votes: 63,201 | Gross: $0.18M
Please don't waste your time disturbing yourself with this. If it has a redeeming quality, it is that it is uniquely terrible. Trust me, friends.
42. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror
Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.
Votes: 29,841 | Gross: $0.12M
As distgusting and ignorable as the first. Again, please don't see this. Instead, go rewatch your favourite movie with your bestie. Trust me, eh.
43. Communion (1989)
R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,557 | Gross: $1.92M
Chis Walken at his most entertaining. Excellent Saturday afternoon fodder. Do it.
44. The Nines (2007)
R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.
Votes: 30,258 | Gross: $0.06M
Kind of more of an 8 or a 7... Good times though.
45. Videodrome (1983)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.
Votes: 68,280 | Gross: $2.12M
Cronenberg doing his same Cronenberginess. Would have almost rather re-watched eXistenZ.
46. I Melt with You (2011)
R | 129 min | Drama
When four 40-something college friends meet up for their annual reunion, things start to spiral out of control, and a pact they made as young men is revisited.
Votes: 5,374 | Gross: $0.00M
EXCELLENT!! Good cast. Good soundtrack. Effed plot. Philosophy. Lessons. Nostalgia. Humour. Gravity. Please see this. It only gave me de javu.
47. The Switch (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy.
Votes: 85,270 | Gross: $27.76M
So funny. And my favourite: a romance that is not entirely a chick flick. Another example of how Bateman does no wrong.
48. Prince of Darkness (1987)
R | 102 min | Horror
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.
Votes: 28,795 | Gross: $14.18M
Heh. Heh. Heh. And, good ole Alice Cooper.
49. Street Trash (1987)
Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew.
Always good to remind yourself how much movies can suck.
50. The Brood (1979)
R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.
Cronenberg, shut the eff up.
51. Parents (1989)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers.
Votes: 5,072 | Gross: $0.87M
Bravo Balaban. I'm always a fan. Hilarious. Not the best, but funny.
52. Myra Breckinridge (1970)
R | 94 min | Comedy
After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an aspiring actress travels to Hollywood, where she also wants to make a claim on her wealthy uncle's estate.
Votes: 2,417 | Gross: $3.00M
Staring my March movies with a BANG!!! (Big month of watching.) Funny stuff. Very risque for the time. Watch it and laugh and frown!
53. Lonely Hearts (2006)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals.
Votes: 18,642 | Gross: $0.19M
Nicht schlecht. Trying to keep up with "The Black Dahlia" is not setting sights too high. Worth seeing for Hayek and Leto though. Not that Travolta isn't great here.
54. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 259,989 | Gross: $78.62M
Liking this more than ever! Please watch it again! I will.
55. Columbus Circle (2012)
PG-13 | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Good clean fun with faux-Fight Club twisties. Not bad/Oh well.
56. After the Sunset (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the F.B.I. Agent who promised he'd capture him, is about to do just that.
Votes: 40,511 | Gross: $28.33M
Good clean heisty fun! :)
57. Wild Target (2010)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.
Votes: 32,213 | Gross: $0.12M
As the last, good, clean, heisty-ass fun! :) And good to see one of the Harry Potter crew doing something befitting.
58. Assassins (1995)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets.
Votes: 68,348 | Gross: $30.31M
59. In Time (2011)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.
Votes: 328,914 | Gross: $37.52M
Another good Andrew Niccol. "I want to make a movie that won't cost us much money... And by money... I mean time..." Cool cars. Good metaphor. Quit wasting time... The wife and I had fun watching this.
60. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Votes: 358,600 | Gross: $169.71M
Great. And by great, I mean Terrible-awful... Watched with the wife one Sunday. Good times.
61. The Iron Lady (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Votes: 90,395 | Gross: $30.02M
Good writing. Great acting. Killer make-up. Streep hardly sounds or looks like herself. The ball is rarely dropped. Worth a watch.
62. The Sitter (2011)
R | 81 min | Comedy
A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.
Votes: 63,413 | Gross: $30.54M
Wow. Why did this suck so much? Some funny parts. The funniest was probably in the first scene though. It seems like a bunch of favors being done.
63. This Must Be the Place (2011)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.
Votes: 28,599 | Gross: $0.14M
A little anti-climactic, but... It's good to see Byrne. And, even when Penn is a little annoying, he is AWESOME in this. His Robert Smith dance kills me. See it.
64. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.
Votes: 169,152 | Gross: $14.38M
Watched the director's cut for the first time. So much better than the theatrical cut. No cheesy voiceover in the opening. Things that seemed out of place are right in this. See this if you haven't, either cut. Great casting, acting, music, metaphors, and premise.
65. Celebrity Sex Tape (2012)
Unrated | 87 min | Comedy
When a group of nerds leak a washed-up celebrity's sex tape, the publicity revives the actress's career and other Hollywood rejects want to star in the guys next "production."
Stupid stuff! Even worse acting than 'Hollywood Sex Wars.' Lame premise. Terrible acting. Was this written by a 15 year-old?
66. Possession (1981)
R | 124 min | Drama, Horror
A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.
Votes: 17,095 | Gross: $1.11M
Nice and twisted. Quiet and slow. Kind of cheesy, but out there and dark. Kind of vague and whacked out.
67. The Descent (2005)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
Votes: 171,353 | Gross: $26.02M
Pretty creepy. Kind of an H.P. Lovecraft story turned gore fest film.
68. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.
Alright sequel. Ties up some ends. Maybe a little bit of discontinuity and BS, but not bad.
69. The Bad Seed (1956)
Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer.
Good stuff! Having just finished my psychology degree, I was entertained.
70. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music
An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
A side of Griffith I had never seen. Pretty good. Maybe even a little ahead of its time. Reminds me of 'Bob Roberts' a bit. A good example of how you can't really trust anything you hear or read, or anyone that says or writes it.
71. The Trial (1962)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Good ol' Kafka. I really dug this. Perkins & Wells are awesome in it. Good stuff.
72. Young Adult (2011)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.
Votes: 68,848 | Gross: $16.31M
So funny and sad. I think the end is realistic. People don't noticeable wake up and change at the end of our stories in life. More often, we accept our faults and remember how comfortable our mediocrity, or whatever we are, can be and make it work for us. Most self-centered people have glimpses of concern for others, and mostly idle in their coccoons, and everybody has that coccoon from time to time... Reminds me of a few ex's... :)
73. Eldorado (2012 Video)
94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
The Stranger, a tall striking creature dressed in white sets into motions a series of events while reciting the Edgar Allen Poe Poem "Eldorado", which will have an effect on those heading ... See full summary »
I have seen some TERRIBLE effin' movies, so listen to me. This was probably the WORST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN! Seriously. This was so bad! I've seen a ton of movies. If this isn't the WORST movie I've ever seen, it is in the top three. This was effin' horrible. I was so embarrassed to watch this... :( Can't really express how bad this was. Ever wish you could unmake a movie?...
74. The Stuff (1985)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.
Anyone up for a terrible, ridiculous '80s movie?
75. Miami Vice (2006)
R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.
Votes: 98,433 | Gross: $63.45M
Wow. Funny how this wasn't the worst movie I watched this year.
76. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
A man named Billy Pilgrim tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens.
Haven't read the book, but this seems like something Vonnegut would write. Smart, sad, funny, deep, light, sinister, straight-faced, delirious, sober.
77. Vitus (2006)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Music
A 12-year-old piano prodigy, suffocating from his parent's big dreams for him, decides to make his escape and with the aid of his grandfather chase his own dreams instead.
Votes: 4,338 | Gross: $0.19M
This was a good language lesson for me. Swiss-German, German, English, and I think some French too. I always like Bruno Ganz.
78. DeUsynlige (2008)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Music
A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He struggles to build a new life, but his past is uncovered.
Well... I don't know.
79. Nothing But Trouble (1991)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.
Votes: 19,077 | Gross: $8.48M
Funny stuff. A little racist toward the end. Otherwise, good clean fun. Watched with the wife one evening.
80. Scoop (2006)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Votes: 72,821 | Gross: $10.53M
In my top ten favourite Woody Allen movies, I think. Jack the Ripper-esque serial killer movies should always be so well-written and funny.
81. The Lodger (1927)
Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.
Saw this in an auditorium in Affoltern with the wife, on the big screen with a live 8-piece orchestra. So good.
82. Freeway (1996)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.
Votes: 23,410 | Gross: $0.30M
One of Witherspoon's funniest performances. I decent watch, if deviating from the Riding Hood story and themes. Funny stuff.
83. Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A teenage prostitute escapes from a juvenile prison with a 16-year-old serial killer and both go on a destructive road trip to Mexico in this twist on the "Hansel and Gretel" fairy tale.
Vaguely entertaining. Further from the fairytale than the first movie. Inferior to the first one in almost every way.
84. Britannia Hospital (1982)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society. It's the day when Her Royal Highness is ... See full summary »
Funny and twisted. Always good to see McDowell. Not a bad watch.
85. Fast Five (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.
Votes: 311,540 | Gross: $209.84M
A guilty pleasure of my wife's. Not my favourite, but we had fun watching them together! Not a half-bad heist movie. Sexy people with sexy cars... I can wait for the next one...
86. Happiness (1998)
Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama
The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.
Votes: 59,331 | Gross: $2.81M
Hilarious. Sad. Sick & wrong. Over the top. Depressing. Quite. Slow. Intricate. Disgusting. Refreshing. Boring. Funny.
87. Carriers (2009)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.
Votes: 37,613 | Gross: $0.09M
Good post-apocalypse/outbreak flick. Sad and entertaining.
88. The Awakening (I) (2011)
R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller
In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.
Another good ghost story. Rebecca Hall is always awesome. Not the best turns, but entertaining.
89. Erik the Viking (1989)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.
Votes: 11,579 | Gross: $1.93M
Funny, spoofy, pythony goodness. Robbins cracks me up in this.
90. Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
R | 89 min | Comedy
A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.
Votes: 7,450 | Gross: $2.65M
Everything you'd hope for from a Kids in the Hall movie! I don't know why I just now got around to seeing this. Good stuff.
91. The Grey (2011)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.
Votes: 217,478 | Gross: $51.58M
Liam Neeson's always great. This is no exception. Sad film.
92. This Girl's Life (2003)
R | 104 min | Drama
"Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.
This movie got so caught up in the pornographic aspect of it's characters that it almost forgot to deliver the plot and the core of it's story, which was actually pretty clever and funny. Alright acting from beautiful people, but it needed a rewrite. It was too easy to overlook the fact that it was actually clever and funny. Some lame choices. Oh well. Rappaport always cracks me up though.
93. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
Good clean Halloween fun! :)
94. Breaking Wind (2012)
R | 82 min | Comedy
A comedic spoof based on the worldwide phenomenon, The Twilight Saga.
Lame Twilight spoof. It had some funny points. But, I think it is ineffective to make a terrible movie about how terrible some movie is. At least make a clever, funny commentary about how lame something is, if you have to make a spoof, maybe even make a movie that's better than what you're making fun of.
95. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.
Good stuff! A few little plot/premise holes, but excellent old Jodie Foster film. Great acting. Interesting plot and characters. A little slow, but funny, dark, and well done. I would definitely see an update. Cast Chloë Grace Moretz in the title role, Foster as the landlady, and add some new devices to smoothe out the premise and fit it in the times, and you'd have a killer movie!
96. Neighbors (1981)
R | 94 min | Comedy
A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.
Votes: 6,523 | Gross: $29.92M
Funny start. Funny performances. Lame last half. Silly stuff.
97. My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance
After a sexual encounter with a beautiful client, a teenage delivery boy finds himself being turned into a vampire.
Votes: 2,742 | Gross: $0.17M
I can't believe I liked this as a kid! Wicked-lame now. No intention of putting this in the rewatch queue again. In the top ten lame vampire movies of all time.
98. The King of Comedy (1982)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Votes: 60,853 | Gross: $2.50M
De Niro is hilarious. I don't think I'd ever seen Scorsese do a comedy. Very funny stuff. And still as dark as Scorsese and De Niro can be.
99. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Votes: 114,530 | Gross: $139.88M
I'd seen this a million times, but hadn't seen it in probably two years or so. My wife had never seen it, but we were gearing up to go see a live performance and watched the first act the day before going, and the end the day after. Always cracks me up. If you haven't gotten around to seeing it, do so!! If you haven't seen it in years, do so again!!! :)
100. 25th Hour (2002)
R | 135 min | Drama
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.
Votes: 157,485 | Gross: $13.06M
Great acting. Alright plot. One of those movies that sort of relies on its end though. Good stuff. About not wasting time or taking things for granted. You can't wait to love what you have, so recognize it and don't let it get away.