Movies I watched in 2012

by 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

7.5
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

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

8.8
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

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

8.5
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

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

7.9
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

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

7.3
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41 Metascore

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

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

3.3
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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 »

Director: Paul Sapiano | Stars: Mario Diaz, Eli Jane, Jenae Altschwager, Dominique Purdy

Votes: 898

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

6.8
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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 »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge

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

5.9
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When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 8,117 | Gross: $1.19M

Young Hugh Grant and funny-ass vampires!! :)

9. Broken Arrow (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.0
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61 Metascore

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo

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

7.2
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77 Metascore

Mark runs a pirate radio station and causes an uproar when he speaks his mind and enthralls fellow teens.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Anthony Lucero, Andy Romano

Votes: 23,003 | Gross: $11.54M

A classis. Period. Talk loud.

11. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

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

7.4
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86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

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

5.5
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43 Metascore

An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, David Thewlis

Votes: 51,413 | Gross: $54.61M

Great casting. Better than the original, I think. Well done.

14. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

7.6
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62 Metascore

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 90,194 | Gross: $4.27M

Well done. Good ol' Gregory Peck.

15. Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.3
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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.

Directors: Don Taylor, Mike Hodges | Stars: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth

Votes: 24,610 | Gross: $3.88M

Decent sequel.

16. The Final Conflict (1981)

R | 108 min | Horror

5.6
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The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow

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

3.9
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Two attorneys adopts a mysterious orphan girl as their daughter, unaware she is the new antichrist; next in line from Damien thorn.

Directors: Jorge Montesi, Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner, Madison Mason

Votes: 5,045

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

8.0
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96 Metascore

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.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 155,990

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

5.3
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37 Metascore

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.

Director: Rand Ravich | Stars: Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall

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

8.1
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85 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Gary Gitchell, Todd Moore, Dana Moore, Pam Hobbs

Votes: 7,416

See this. Breaks my heart.

21. The Innkeepers (2011)

R | 101 min | Horror

5.5
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Alison Bartlett

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

6.4
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62 Metascore

A young solicitor travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds, Emma Shorey

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

6.9
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59 Metascore

A New York City nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian Mafia hitmen.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Danny Hoch

Votes: 76,404 | Gross: $28.56M

So, wait, why was this picture made?...

24. My Week with Marilyn (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

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 (1957).

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond

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

7.8
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

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

5.9
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Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents.

Directors: Larry Clark, Edward Lachman | Stars: Adam Chubbuck, James Bullard, Seth Gray, Eddie Daniels

Votes: 26,462

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

6.3
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In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer

Votes: 6,889

Sexy German vampires... Sign me up. Great vampire movie opening too.

28. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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46 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

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

6.2
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda

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

6.1
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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.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joseph McKenna, Wynn Everett, Patricia B. Till

Votes: 13,742

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

7.3
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45 Metascore

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Director: Bruce A. Evans | Stars: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook

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

7.1
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59 Metascore

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny

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

6.1
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59 Metascore

A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

Votes: 264,379 | Gross: $215.41M

Mission: Impossibler...

34. Mission: Impossible III (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.9
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66 Metascore

Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response .

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 279,562 | Gross: $134.03M

Mission: Impossiblest...

35. Underworld Awakening (2012)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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39 Metascore

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.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea

Votes: 131,615 | Gross: $62.32M

Why did this suck so much?

36. The Double (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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37 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Brandt | Stars: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen, Tamer Hassan

Votes: 25,741

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

2.6
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A shark who swims in sand terrorizes a tropical paradise.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan, Vanessa Evigan, Eric Scott Woods

Votes: 4,203

So bad that it's just bad... ;)

38. The Informers (2008)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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20 Metascore

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.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Jon Foster

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

7.1
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55 Metascore

A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Lauren Tempany, Connie Nielsen

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

5.3
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A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior.

Director: Luiso Berdejo | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero, Samantha Mathis, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 12,468

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

4.4
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33 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

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

3.9
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17 Metascore

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Kandace Caine

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

5.7
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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 »

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas

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

6.4
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52 Metascore

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

Director: John August | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning

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

7.3
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

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

6.0
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26 Metascore

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.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven, Christian McKay

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

6.1
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52 Metascore

Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy.

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum

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

6.7
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50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

Votes: 28,795 | Gross: $14.18M

Heh. Heh. Heh. And, good ole Alice Cooper.

49. Street Trash (1987)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.2
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A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew.

Director: James M. Muro | Stars: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza

Votes: 7,059

Always good to remind yourself how much movies can suck.

50. The Brood (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman

Votes: 20,508

Cronenberg, shut the eff up.

51. Parents (1989)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis, Bryan Madorsky

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

4.3
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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.

Director: Michael Sarne | Stars: Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed

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

6.5
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, James Gandolfini

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

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

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

6.0
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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.

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Kevin Pollak, Jason Antoon

Votes: 9,416

Good clean fun with faux-Fight Club twisties. Not bad/Oh well.

56. After the Sunset (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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38 Metascore

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.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle

Votes: 40,511 | Gross: $28.33M

Good clean heisty fun! :)

57. Wild Target (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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41 Metascore

A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett

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

6.3
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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.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Julianne Moore, Anatoli Davydov

Votes: 68,348 | Gross: $30.31M

Nicht schlecht.

59. In Time (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde

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

8.1
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

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

6.4
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

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

5.7
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39 Metascore

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.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell, Max Records

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

6.7
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson

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

7.7
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

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

2.9
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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."

Director: Scott Wheeler | Stars: Jack Cullison, Howard Cai, Jonathan Brett, Colbert Alembert

Votes: 2,420

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

7.4
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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.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

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

7.2
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71 Metascore

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

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

5.8
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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.

Director: Jon Harris | Stars: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 36,234

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

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 10,665

Good stuff! Having just finished my psychology degree, I was entertained.

70. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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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?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 10,981

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

7.8
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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn, Billy Kearns

Votes: 15,524

Good ol' Kafka. I really dug this. Perkins & Wells are awesome in it. Good stuff.

72. Young Adult (2011)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser

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

2.6
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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 »

Director: Richard Driscoll | Stars: Richard Driscoll, Daryl Hannah, Peter O'Toole, David Carradine

Votes: 348

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

5.9
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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.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino

Votes: 9,985

Anyone up for a terrible, ridiculous '80s movie?

75. Miami Vice (2006)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris

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

7.0
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A man named Billy Pilgrim tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Votes: 10,506

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

7.7
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Fredi M. Murer | Stars: Fabrizio Borsani, Bruno Ganz, Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins

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

7.6
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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.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Trine Dyrholm, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Fredrik Grøndahl

Votes: 5,129

Well... I don't know.

79. Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

4.9
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A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director: Dan Aykroyd | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore

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

6.7
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48 Metascore

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Jim Dunk, Robert Bathurst

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

7.4
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney

Votes: 7,996

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

6.9
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri

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

5.6
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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.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, María Celedonio, David Alan Grier, Vincent Gallo

Votes: 2,341

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

6.3
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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 »

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt

Votes: 1,958

Funny and twisted. Always good to see McDowell. Not a bad watch.

85. Fast Five (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

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

7.8
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

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

6.0
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Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.

Directors: David Pastor, Àlex Pastor | Stars: Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Lou Taylor Pucci, Emily VanCamp

Votes: 37,613 | Gross: $0.09M

Good post-apocalypse/outbreak flick. Sad and entertaining.

88. The Awakening (I) (2011)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 56,403

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

6.2
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Erik the Viking and his men travel across the sea to find Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok.

Director: Terry Jones | Stars: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt

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

6.9
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A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

Director: Kelly Makin | Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

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

6.8
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts

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

5.8
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63 Metascore

"Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.

Director: Ash Baron-Cohen | Stars: Juliette Marquis, James Woods, Kip Pardue, Tomas Arana

Votes: 2,624

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

6.8
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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.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 69,417

Good clean Halloween fun! :)

94. Breaking Wind (2012)

R | 82 min | Comedy

2.4
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A comedic spoof based on the worldwide phenomenon, The Twilight Saga.

Director: Craig Moss | Stars: Heather Ann Davis, Eric Callero, Frank Pacheco, Michael Adam Hamilton

Votes: 4,067

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

7.1
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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.

Director: Nicolas Gessner | Stars: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman

Votes: 10,560

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

5.6
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A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker, Cathy Moriarty

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

6.1
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After a sexual encounter with a beautiful client, a teenage delivery boy finds himself being turned into a vampire.

Director: Jimmy Huston | Stars: Robert Sean Leonard, Evan Mirand, LeeAnne Locken, Cheryl Pollak

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

7.8
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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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

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

7.4
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

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

7.7
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

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.