...But Don't Take My Word for Itby dusky-1 | created - 20 Aug 2012 | updated - 02 Jan 2013 | Public
Listed here are films where my own rating varies from the average IMDB rating by at least +2/-2 (some as much as six stars). Some of these films may be favourites of mine... some certainly are not. Caveat emptor.
- Instant Watch Options
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
1. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 330,509 | Gross: $56.00M
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
Votes: 522,319 | Gross: $309.42M
6. What About Bob? (1991)
PG | 99 min | Comedy
A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, an obsessive-compulsive neurotic, tracks him down during his family vacation.
Votes: 54,559 | Gross: $63.71M
7. Equilibrium (2002)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
Votes: 281,401 | Gross: $1.20M
8. Tideland (2005)
R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Votes: 28,654 | Gross: $0.07M
9. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.
Votes: 195,714 | Gross: $57.76M
11. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Votes: 883,710 | Gross: $70.51M
12. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.
Votes: 12,629 | Gross: $13.68M
13. The Other Sister (1999)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A mentally challenged young woman seeks independence by obtaining her own apartment and attending college while her family plans her sister's wedding.
Votes: 10,968 | Gross: $27.80M
14. Scary Movie (2000)
R | 88 min | Comedy
A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.
Votes: 202,467 | Gross: $157.02M
15. Sucker Punch (2011)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Fantasy
A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape.
Votes: 210,033 | Gross: $36.39M
18. Basic Instinct (1992)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved.
Votes: 146,219 | Gross: $117.73M
19. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Votes: 358,397 | Gross: $206.46M
20. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003 Video)
PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime
The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.
22. Independence Day (1996)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
Votes: 467,421 | Gross: $306.17M
23. Gamer (2009)
R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he?
Votes: 119,680 | Gross: $20.49M
25. Dune (1984)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
Votes: 104,917 | Gross: $30.93M
26. Fast & Furious (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
Votes: 226,720 | Gross: $155.06M
27. The Last Legion (2007)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.
Votes: 31,325 | Gross: $5.93M
28. Æon Flux (2005)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.
Votes: 115,442 | Gross: $25.86M
29. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 197,624 | Gross: $25.00M
31. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Votes: 362,053 | Gross: $186.74M
32. Under Capricorn (1949)
Approved | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.
33. Wizards (1977)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.
Votes: 8,364 | Gross: $9.00M
36. Wallaby Jim of the Islands (1937)
Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Drama, Music
Wallaby Jim and his men have just found a valuable source of pearls in the South Pacific. But Jim's associate Norman has put the whole operation in jeopardy because of his gambling problem.... See full summary »
37. Jabberwocky (1977)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.
38. Judge Dredd (1995)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.
Votes: 96,482 | Gross: $34.69M
40. Eragon (2006)
PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family
In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
Votes: 113,394 | Gross: $75.03M
45. Blackbeard (2006– )
170 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the ... See full summary »
46. Dream Wife (1953)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
A business tycoon decides to wed a Middle Eastern princess whose customs dictate the pair must live apart for several months before marrying; even more complications settle in when the tycoon's ex-fiancée is assigned to chaperone the pair.
47. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,368,590 | Gross: $171.48M
48. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 501,053 | Gross: $83.47M
49. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Votes: 697,570 | Gross: $44.02M
50. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Votes: 1,103,808 | Gross: $187.71M
51. Danger: Diabolik (1968)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
International man of mystery Diabolik pulls heist after heist but European cops led by inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing-in on him.
52. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Votes: 485,726 | Gross: $56.95M
53. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 751,362 | Gross: $2.83M
54. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Votes: 966,740 | Gross: $53.09M
55. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 523,340 | Gross: $37.63M
56. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 560,022 | Gross: $27.00M
57. Woman on the Run (1950)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.
58. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.
Votes: 576,313 | Gross: $423.32M
59. Captain Ron (1992)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy
A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable. They decide to sail it from the island of Ste. Pomme de Terre to Miami, and they sail with the assistance of Captain ... See full summary »
Votes: 18,168 | Gross: $22.52M
60. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.
Votes: 48,184 | Gross: $52.21M
61. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Votes: 64,508 | Gross: $4.56M
62. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
Votes: 76,046 | Gross: $37.76M
63. A Time to Kill (1996)
R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
Votes: 110,966 | Gross: $108.77M
64. Bulworth (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Votes: 23,051 | Gross: $26.53M
65. Frantic (1988)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.
Votes: 42,339 | Gross: $17.64M
67. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 375,541 | Gross: $42.44M
68. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
Votes: 824,863 | Gross: $70.10M
69. Sin City (2005)
R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.
Votes: 694,651 | Gross: $74.10M
70. At the Earth's Core (1976)
PG | 89 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.
71. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.
Votes: 3,824 | Gross: $20.26M
76. Day of the Dead (1985)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.
Votes: 54,319 | Gross: $5.80M
77. The Frighteners (1996)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
After a tragic car accident kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Votes: 72,681 | Gross: $16.76M
78. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Drama, History, Romance
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Votes: 421,438 | Gross: $133.38M
79. Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Votes: 537,929 | Gross: $257.73M
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Votes: 900,464 | Gross: $305.41M
81. Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.
Votes: 8,836 | Gross: $0.55M
82. The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
G | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.
Votes: 21,270 | Gross: $41.83M
83. Miami Vice (2006)
R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.
Votes: 98,417 | Gross: $63.45M
84. Young Frankenstein (1974)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Votes: 125,624 | Gross: $86.30M
86. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 563,453 | Gross: $6.10M
87. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 906,175 | Gross: $128.01M
56 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
The grandson of the world's first and foremost consulting detective and his bumbling, bionic sidekick attempt to catch the only living descendant of Professor Moriarty.
90. The Chosen (1981)
PG | 108 min | Drama
In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction.
92. What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
PG | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In Woody Allen's directorial debut, he took the Japanese action film Kokusai himitsu keisatsu: Kagi no kagi (1965) and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe.
93. Water for Elephants (2011)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.
Votes: 101,345 | Gross: $58.71M
94. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.
Votes: 105,066 | Gross: $37.92M
95. Evil Dead II (1987)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
Votes: 125,769 | Gross: $5.92M
96. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
Votes: 177,708 | Gross: $47.00M
97. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Votes: 230,316 | Gross: $128.08M
98. The Mummy (1999)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy that wreaks havoc on him, and his crew.
Votes: 345,245 | Gross: $155.25M
99. Our Man in Havana (1959)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jim Wormold, who is a vacuum cleaner salesman, participates as an agent in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that his plans by lying are going to get him into trouble.