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1.
We're No Angels (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Don't hold the terrible remake from DeNiro-Penn against it. This movie is funny, dark, & surprisingly heartwarming. Great Christmas film also. Please seek this out. ” - gumbussy
 
2.
Casual Sex? (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Two women friends, with quite different sexual histories, try visiting a health resort to look for a man to settle down with. (97 mins.)
“ Lea Thompson at her hottest. Victoria Jackson at her cutiest. Even Andrew "Dice" Clay does a great job. Funny and a great statement of the sexual tension of the late eighties. ” - gumbussy
 
3.
The Cowboy Way (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Buddies Pepper Lewis (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny Gilstrap (Kiefer Sutherland) who are championship rodeo... (102 mins.)
Director: Gregg Champion
“ Missing "24" like me? This is easily Kiefer Sutherland's best film. It's funny without ever being slapsticky. The pairing with Woody Harrelson is inspired & the friendship between the two feels authentic. Fun movie with great action. What more could you ask for? ” - gumbussy
 
4.
The Losers (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA. (97 mins.)
Director: Sylvain White
“ This movie didn't get it's due. It was out-budgeted by "The A Team" remake. Funny how this movie's cast was better, the storyline less forced, and it simply was a better film all around. It's on cable. Make sure you catch it. ” - gumbussy
 
5.
Dead Set (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House. (141 mins.)
“ Ever watch that piece of crap "Big Brother" show & wish someone would walk in that house with a gun? This BBC miniseries did also...they just sent flesh-eating zombies instead. Equally exciting, creepy, gross, & funny. Hard to find in the US. Worth seeking out! ” - gumbussy
 
6.
The Hidden (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, pursued by a human cop and an alien cop inhabiting a human body. (96 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
“ God, I love this movie. And, overall in a spectrum, I HATE SCI-FI FILMS!! This one was different. Cool storyline told with a small budget, but with a big imagination. Kyle Maclaughlin is AWESOME. Oh...one more thing...Stripper with a shotgun...AWESOME!!!! ” - gumbussy
 
7.
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
“ This isn't "Walk The Line" Reese Witherspoon, but she is just as compelling. This modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, with a particularly twisted Kiefer Sutherland as the "Big Bad Wolf", is a white-trash fairytale told with a biting wit. Great f-ing movie! ” - gumbussy
 
8.
My Bodyguard (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard. (96 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
“ I grew up with this movie. Really a great movie to watch now with all the "Bully" hysteria going on these days. Well made with winning actors & a GREAT ending. Fantastic supporting performance by Ruth Gordon. ” - gumbussy
 
9.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids. (89 mins.)
Director: Eli Craig
“ This movie really snuck up on me. I liked the story line that showed a horror film from the side of the scary hillbillies that are "terrorizing" the "innocent" college kids. I thought that sounded cool. What I found was a VERY funny movies with legitimate horror scares. Check it out. It's both smart & silly. ” - gumbussy
 
10.
Friday Night Lights (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff. (44 mins.)
“ No one was happier than I was when they announced that this outstanding show had finally gotten the Emmy nomination for best drama it richly deserved. I hope it causes people to seek it out. It's not a "football" show. It is a family & community drama...and they don't get much better. Make sure you watch it from the beginning. You won't be disappointed. ” - gumbussy
 
11.
Idle Hands (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent. (92 mins.)
Director: Rodman Flender
“ Slasher flick combined with stoner comedy. Good horror mixed with a funny script and lots of pot material. Seth Green is great in a supporting role. ” - gumbussy
 
12.
Night Shift (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious... (106 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ The film that introduced the masses to Michael Keaton. Funny grown-up humor back when Ron Howard didn't take himself so seriously. Look for a young Kevin Cosner as an extra in the fraternity. ” - gumbussy
 
13.
Super Troopers (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime. (100 mins.)
“ Broken Lizard is a great comedy troop & this is a funny-ass movie. I highly recommend it...& it pays to be "medicated" when you see it! ” - gumbussy
 
14.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The tough biker Harley and his no less tough cowboy friend Marlboro learn that an old friend of theirs will lose his bar... (98 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
“ I'm not embarassed to admit it. I'm a huge Don Johnson fan. Don & Mickey have great chemistry & this is a great buddy movie. Great action and a good sense of humor. ” - gumbussy
 
15.
iCarly (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Carly hosts her own home-grown web show, iCarly, Carly and sidekick Sam's regular Web casts ultimately feature everything from comedy sketches and talent contests to interviews, recipes, and problem-solving. (30 mins.)
“ Much like Spongebob, I was forced to watch this with my children. Then one day I noticed I was laughing watching this ALONE. Love these kids. ” - gumbussy
 
16.
Heart and Souls (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife. (104 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
“ A very sweet & big hearted love story that will stick with you long after you watch it. Robert Downey Jr. does his usual fantastic job of acting. Elizabeth Shue is typically beautiful. ” - gumbussy
 
17.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When her great aunt dies, famous horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight New England town Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house... (96 mins.)
“ Such a funny movie. Fine for the kids to watch (except for the last 2 minutes) but plenty of grownup racy humor. I love this film. ” - gumbussy
 
18.
Johnny Handsome (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Johnny Handsome is a deformed gangster who plans a successful robbery with a friend of his, Mikey Chalmette... (94 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ A film done prior to Mickey Rourke's career comeback. Dark, gritty, & brutal with a fantastic supporting performance by Ellen Barkin. I LOVE a good revenge flick & Walter Hill directs a great one. Check it out! ” - gumbussy
 
19.
Taking Chance (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming. (77 mins.)
Director: Ross Katz
“ No matter your personal feeling about war, this movie is an honor to watch. Even-handed & heartfelt, this movie will make you burst with patriotism while also shedding many tears. ” - gumbussy
 
20.
Drop Dead Diva (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty. (60 mins.)
“ I know. A "Lifetime Network" show!...Really!!! This is a really wonderful show that combines humor, romance, & courtroom drama.
Brooke Elliott is an amazingly appealing actress. ” - gumbussy
 
21.
No Small Affair (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her... (102 mins.)
“ Way before Two & a Half Men, a young Jon Cryer is great in this little romantic comedy about a young introverted teen who falls in love with Demi Moore, a jaded unknown singer. Cute & full of laughs. ” - gumbussy
 
22.
Demons (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons who proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers. (88 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
“ A scarily graphic horror film from pioneer Italian writer/director Dario Argento. Brutal & bleak, it is a truly scary movie. ” - gumbussy
 
23.
Looker (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection... (93 mins.)
“ Hard to find science fiction film that has a lot to say about how looks influence how we feel. Albert Finney is on top of his game & Susan Dey is easy on the eyes. Written & directed by Michael Crichton. I wish I could find this movie. ” - gumbussy
 
24.
Raging Phoenix (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A violent gang is abducting and killing women around Thailand. Sanim and his friends, having had loved ones abducted... (112 mins.)
“ Follow up movie by "Chocolate" martial-arts star JeeJa Yanin. One of the best actresses in martial arts, she carries this film involving women being kidnapped for criminal purposes. She teams up with a team of "drunkin-fighting" masters to break up the ring. Action packed & surprisingly emotional. ” - gumbussy
 
25.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. (22 mins.)
“ Easily one of the best comedic casts on TV right now. With the same documentary style as "The Office", it deals with the parks & rec department in a small town. Amy Prohler is perfect as a right-minded goverment worker. Finally getting the attention it deserves. ” - gumbussy