Movies I watched in 2012

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)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ This should have won more Oscars, such a favourite of mine. It is about us all. ” - fred-sickly
 
2.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ Seen many, many times. Nolan has the potential to be the new Hitchcock and I hope that he doesn't eff that up. ” - fred-sickly
 
3.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ 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 ” - fred-sickly
 
4.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
5.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Farrelly
“ Dubiously classic. So fun to watch it in fresh company. And to laugh as much at ourselves as at it. ” - fred-sickly
 
6.
Hollywood Sex Wars (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Max (Dominique Purdy), Aaron (Richard Blair) and Glen (Nicholas Cooper) have a track record littered with strike-outs and misfit hook-ups... (106 mins.)
Director: Paul Sapiano
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
7.
Salome's Last Dance (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Late on Guy Fawkes Day, 1892, Oscar Wilde arrives at a high-class brothel where a surprise awaits: a... (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ 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?...) ” - fred-sickly
 
8.
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
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Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating... (93 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Young Hugh Grant and funny-ass vampires!! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
9.
Broken Arrow (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans. (108 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Good clean fun. Good to see Slater and Mathis together again... ” - fred-sickly
 
10.
Pump Up the Volume (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens. (102 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
“ A classis. Period.
Talk loud. ” - fred-sickly
 
11.
The Descendants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ 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). ” - fred-sickly
 
12.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity. (90 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Want to see something amazing? Then, as always, keep your eyes on the Herzog... ” - fred-sickly
 
13.
The Omen (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A remake of the horror classic The Omen, an American official realizes that his young son may literally be the devil incarnate. (110 mins.)
Director: John Moore
“ Great casting. Better than the original, I think. Well done. ” - fred-sickly
 
14.
The Omen (1976)
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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Well done. Good ol' Gregory Peck. ” - fred-sickly
 
15.
Damien: Omen II (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
Director: Don Taylor
“ Decent sequel. ” - fred-sickly
 
16.
The Final Conflict (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him. (108 mins.)
Director: Graham Baker
“ Young Sam Neill as the growed-up anti-Christ. Okay, I suppose. ” - fred-sickly
 
17.
Omen IV: The Awakening (1991 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a mysterious girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys... (97 mins.)
“ Riding a wave that had already broken ten years before...
Worth watching if you need to finish a series, but... ” - fred-sickly
 
18.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into 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. (136 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ CLASSIC! Anyone know where I can get the sheet music for the theme?... Good clean fun. ” - fred-sickly
 
19.
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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. (109 mins.)
Director: Rand Ravich
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
20.
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (121 mins.)
“ See this.
Breaks my heart. ” - fred-sickly
 
21.
The Innkeepers (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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. (101 mins.)
Director: Ti West
“ Entertaining. The ending was a letdown. ” - fred-sickly
 
22.
The Woman in Black (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals. (95 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ Good ghost movie! Radcliffe is great in it too. One of my favourite ghost stories since 'The Others.' ” - fred-sickly
 
23.
We Own the Night (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men. (117 mins.)
Director: James Gray
“ So, wait, why was this picture made?... ” - fred-sickly
 
24.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
“ Good jobs. Adequency abounds. Wonder is fleeting. However, good stuff, m'thinks. ” - fred-sickly
 
25.
The Game (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone... (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Always good for an auto-pilot reboot.
Quit thinking your life is difficult and bland, please. ” - fred-sickly
 
26.
Ken Park (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents. (93 mins.)
“ Boring, gratuitous, true, false, freaky, extraneous, and not on my rewatch list. ” - fred-sickly
 
27.
We Are the Night (2010)
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In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena. (99 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
“ Sexy German vampires...
Sign me up.
Great vampire movie opening too. ” - fred-sickly
 
28.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
29.
Tower Heist (2011)
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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. (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Heisty goodness...
Great cast. Funny scenes. Funny plot. Funny premise. Great characters. Good stuff. ” - fred-sickly
 
30.
The Maiden Heist (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Hewitt
“ This cracked up my wife and I. Recommended by my dad and absolutely hilarious. See it with friends & family! :)
Good clean fun. ” - fred-sickly
 
31.
Mr. Brooks (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce A. Evans
“ Good clean fun! ;)
Where's the sequel?
Good job, William Hurt. ” - fred-sickly
 
32.
Mission: Impossible (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. (110 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ This series is always good for a rewatch.
Gearing up for the new one. ” - fred-sickly
 
33.
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera". (123 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Mission: Impossibler... ” - fred-sickly
 
34.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response . (126 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Mission: Impossiblest... ” - fred-sickly
 
35.
Underworld: Awakening (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (88 mins.)
Director: Mårlind, Stein
“ Why did this suck so much? ” - fred-sickly
 
36.
The Double (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Brandt
“ Grace vs. Gere.
Place your bets.
Kind of a grown-up movie, but worth one watch nonetheless. ” - fred-sickly
 
37.
Sand Sharks (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
A shark who swims in sand terrorizes a tropical paradise. (86 mins.)
Director: Mark Atkins
“ So bad that it's just bad... ;) ” - fred-sickly
 
38.
The Informers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
Director: Gregor Jordan
“ Good ol' Easton Ellis... Still, he hasn't topped his 'American Psycho.'
Sexy. Funny. Dark. Would have been more interesting were it true... ” - fred-sickly
 
39.
Perfect Sense (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
40.
The New Daughter (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Berdejo
“ Good to see Ivana Baquero again. (More, more!)
And ancient aliens are always fun. ” - fred-sickly
 
41.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
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. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Six
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
42.
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy. (91 mins.)
Director: Tom Six
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
43.
Communion (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances... (107 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
“ Chis Walken at his most entertaining.
Excellent Saturday afternoon fodder.
Do it. ” - fred-sickly
 
44.
The Nines (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways. (100 mins.)
Director: John August
“ Kind of more of an 8 or a 7...
Good times though. ” - fred-sickly
 
45.
Videodrome (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)
“ Cronenberg doing his same Cronenberginess.
Would have almost rather re-watched eXistenZ. ” - fred-sickly
 
46.
I Melt with You (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
Director: Mark Pellington
“ EXCELLENT!!
Good cast. Good soundtrack. Effed plot. Philosophy. Lessons. Nostalgia. Humour. Gravity.
Please see this. It only gave me de javu. ” - fred-sickly
 
47.
The Switch (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy. (101 mins.)
“ So funny.
And my favourite: a romance that is not entirely a chick flick.
Another example of how Bateman does no wrong. ” - fred-sickly
 
48.
Prince of Darkness (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. (102 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Heh.
Heh. Heh.
And, good ole Alice Cooper. ” - fred-sickly
 
49.
Street Trash (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew. (91 mins.)
Director: Jim Muro
“ Always good to remind yourself how much movies can suck. ” - fred-sickly
 
50.
The Brood (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
“ Cronenberg, shut the eff up. ” - fred-sickly
 
51.
Parents (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. (81 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
“ Bravo Balaban.
I'm always a fan.
Hilarious.
Not the best, but funny. ” - fred-sickly
 
52.
Myra Breckinridge (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Myron Breckinridge is waiting for her sex-change operation while a stoned surgeon stumbles into the operating room... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Sarne
“ Staring my March movies with a BANG!!! (Big month of watching.)
Funny stuff.
Very risque for the time.
Watch it and laugh and frown! ” - fred-sickly
 
53.
Lonely Hearts (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (108 mins.)
Director: Todd Robinson
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
54.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
“ Liking this more than ever! Please watch it again! I will. ” - fred-sickly
 
55.
Columbus Circle (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (82 mins.)
Director: George Gallo
“ Good clean fun with faux-Fight Club twisties.
Not bad/Oh well. ” - fred-sickly
 
56.
After the Sunset (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the FBI agent who promised he'd capture him is about to do just that. (97 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Good clean heisty fun! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
57.
Wild Target (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ As the last, good, clean, heisty-ass fun! :)
And good to see one of the Harry Potter crew doing something befitting. ” - fred-sickly
 
58.
Assassins (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (132 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Nicht schlecht. ” - fred-sickly
 
59.
In Time (2011)
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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. (109 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
60.
The Help (2011)
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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. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ Great.
And by great, I mean Terrible-awful...
Watched with the wife one Sunday. Good times. ” - fred-sickly
 
61.
The Iron Lady (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
“ Good writing. Great acting. Killer make-up.
Streep hardly sounds or looks like herself.
The ball is rarely dropped.
Worth a watch. ” - fred-sickly
 
62.
The Sitter (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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. (81 mins.)
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
63.
This Must Be the Place (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (118 mins.)
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
64.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
65.
Celebrity Sex Tape (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
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." (87 mins.)
Director: Scott Wheeler
“ Stupid stuff! Even worse acting than 'Hollywood Sex Wars.' Lame premise. Terrible acting. Was this written by a 15 year-old? ” - fred-sickly
 
66.
Possession (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (124 mins.)
“ Nice and twisted. Quiet and slow. Kind of cheesy, but out there and dark. Kind of vague and whacked out. ” - fred-sickly
 
67.
The Descent (2005)
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A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ Pretty creepy. Kind of an H.P. Lovecraft story turned gore fest film. ” - fred-sickly
 
68.
The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
Director: Jon Harris
“ Alright sequel. Ties up some ends. Maybe a little bit of discontinuity and BS, but not bad. ” - fred-sickly
 
69.
The Bad Seed (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer. (129 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Good stuff! Having just finished my psychology degree, I was entertained. ” - fred-sickly
 
70.
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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? (126 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
71.
The Trial (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ Good ol' Kafka.
I really dug this.
Perkins & Wells are awesome in it. Good stuff. ” - fred-sickly
 
72.
Young Adult (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ 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... :) ” - fred-sickly
 
73.
Eldorado (2012 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
The Stranger, a tall striking creature dressed in white sets into motions a series of events whilst reciting the Edgar Allen Poe Poem "Eldorado"... (94 mins.)
“ 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?... ” - fred-sickly
 
74.
The Stuff (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (87 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
“ Anyone up for a terrible, ridiculous '80s movie? ” - fred-sickly
 
75.
Miami Vice (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (134 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Wow. Funny how this wasn't the worst movie I watched this year. ” - fred-sickly
 
76.
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A man tells his story of how he became unstuck in time and abducted by aliens. (104 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ Haven't read the book, but this seems like something Vonnegut would write. Smart, sad, funny, deep, light, sinister, straight-faced, delirious, sober. ” - fred-sickly
 
77.
Vitus (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The film tells the story of a highly-gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him - they want him to become a pianist... (100 mins.)
Director: Fredi M. Murer
“ This was a good language lesson for me. Swiss-German, German, English, and I think some French too. I always like Bruno Ganz. ” - fred-sickly
 
78.
Troubled Water (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (115 mins.)
Director: Erik Poppe
“ Well... I don't know. ” - fred-sickly
 
79.
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A businessman finds he and his friends the prisoners of a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion. (94 mins.)
Director: Dan Aykroyd
“ Funny stuff. A little racist toward the end. Otherwise, good clean fun. Watched with the wife one evening. ” - fred-sickly
 
80.
Scoop (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
81.
The Lodger (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London. (68 mins.)
“ Saw this in an auditorium in Affoltern with the wife, on the big screen with a live 8-piece orchestra. So good. ” - fred-sickly
 
82.
Freeway (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bright
“ One of Witherspoon's funniest performances. I decent watch, if deviating from the Riding Hood story and themes. Funny stuff. ” - fred-sickly
 
83.
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
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 "Hanzel Gretel" fairy tale. (97 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bright
“ Vaguely entertaining. Further from the fairytale than the first movie. Inferior to the first one in almost every way. ” - fred-sickly
 
84.
Britannia Hospital (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Mick Travis is a reporter who is about to shoot a documentary on Britannia Hospital, an institution which mirrors the downsides of British Society... (116 mins.)
“ Funny and twisted. Always good to see McDowell. Not a bad watch. ” - fred-sickly
 
85.
Fast Five (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (131 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ 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... ” - fred-sickly
 
86.
Happiness (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (134 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ Hilarious. Sad. Sick & wrong. Over the top. Depressing. Quite. Slow. Intricate. Disgusting. Refreshing. Boring. Funny. ” - fred-sickly
 
87.
Carriers (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus. (84 mins.)
“ Good post-apocalypse/outbreak flick. Sad and entertaining. ” - fred-sickly
 
88.
The Awakening (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
Director: Nick Murphy
“ Another good ghost story. Rebecca Hall is always awesome. Not the best turns, but entertaining. ” - fred-sickly
 
89.
Erik the Viking (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok. (107 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
“ Funny, spoofy, pythony goodness. Robbins cracks me up in this. ” - fred-sickly
 
90.
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects. (89 mins.)
Director: Kelly Makin
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
91.
The Grey (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ Liam Neeson's always great. This is no exception. Sad film. ” - fred-sickly
 
92.
This Girl's Life (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
"Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss. (104 mins.)
Director: Ash
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
93.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (82 mins.)
“ Good clean Halloween fun! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
94.
Breaking Wind (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
A comedic spoof based on the worldwide phenomenon, The Twilight Saga. (82 mins.)
Director: Craig Moss
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
95.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
“ 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! ” - fred-sickly
 
96.
Neighbors (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door. (94 mins.)
“ Funny start. Funny performances. Lame last half. Silly stuff. ” - fred-sickly
 
97.
My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Young student finds himself being transformed to a vampire after a night with a quite attractive female vampire... (89 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Huston
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
98.
The King of Comedy (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (109 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly
 
99.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
“ 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!!! :) ” - fred-sickly
 
100.
25th Hour (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (135 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ 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. ” - fred-sickly