Random Kickass Movies

Hollywood movies I've enjoyed. Some are classics, some not. Whatever, they're all good for their own reasons. In no particular order..
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1.
Street Thief (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The movie follows the life of Chicago burglar Kaspar Karr. Kaspar cases and robs stores. He counts up... (86 mins.)
Director: Malik Bader
“ Compelling film that follows a safe cracker as he plans and pulls jobs. You will ask yourself - "is this real?" Worth the trip. ” - rubbahfox1
 
2.
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
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The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi. (121 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
“ Intense dynamic between two gifted sisters. Heavy story but easy to watch. Great performances with complex characters that blur the boundaries of love, commitment, and loyalty within the world of the arts. ” - rubbahfox1
 
3.
Cop Land (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City policemen slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption. (104 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Dark and dirty cop movie. Great cast, good plot, with a nice twist and a side of redemption. The only time other than Rocky, that I could stand seeing Stallone in a movie. Ray Liotta is great in this. ” - rubbahfox1
 
4.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/11 X  
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ *beep* sandwich." ” - rubbahfox1
 
5.
Vincent & Theo (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ The relationship of the brothers van Gogh is chronicled with elegance and poetry powerfully driven by Tim Roth's performance. ” - rubbahfox1
 
6.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits. (95 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ Defined it's own genre of "badass". ” - rubbahfox1
 
7.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective. (113 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Yes, the remake. This is a fun, smart, enjoyable movie. Good "first date" material. ” - rubbahfox1
 
8.
Narc (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case. (105 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ Gritty cop/drug movie that has a haunting vibe that pays homage to the '70s style of direction. I think the only movie I liked Jason Patric in. Ever. ” - rubbahfox1
 
9.
The Station Agent (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss. (89 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
“ Poignant film without the sap. A loner dwarf inherits an abandoned train depot in the middle of nowhere. I was hooked. ” - rubbahfox1
 
10.
Blue Valentine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. (112 mins.)
“ This movie should've beat out The King's Speech for best picture. I'm serious. A young couple deal with the reality of falling out of love. Michelle Williams was nominated for Best Actress in this, but it was Ryan Gosling who tore your heart with the best performance of his career. ” - rubbahfox1
 
11.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ The Avengers was good, but it was not the best superhero movie made. This was. Heath Ledger as The Joker was an unparalleled portrayal of a cinematic villain. Bane had nothing on this guy. ” - rubbahfox1
 
12.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ My favorite movie, ever. Insurmountable cast, great story, compelling characters, electrifying performances, character development, and classic quotes. This movie had it all. ” - rubbahfox1
 
13.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba. (202 mins.)
“ See above. ” - rubbahfox1
 
14.
The Last Picture Show (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally. (118 mins.)
“ Just a nice film. Sentimental but not cheesy. Small town Texas with real world endearing characters. When Cybill Shepherd was actually attractive. Black and white was so right. ” - rubbahfox1
 
15.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ This might be the most entertaining movie I've seen. Upon release this movie along with The Exorcist, terrified the world. Great cast. ” - rubbahfox1
 
16.
The Graduate (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ My favorite romance movie of all time (although, I must admit I was a sucker for Out of Africa). Dustin Hoffman's first major role. Everything worked: the cast, the 60s, the soundtrack, the breaking from conformity. I love this movie. ” - rubbahfox1
 
17.
City Lights (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Chaplin's genius was never more apparent than in the boxing scene. One of the funniest pieces of film ever. Even now. ” - rubbahfox1
 
18.
The Insider (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Russell Crowe can act. Intense portrayal of the true story of the humble but simmering scientist who blew the whistle on big tobacco while 60 minutes pussied out. ” - rubbahfox1
 
19.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Best, most tastefully done horror movie ever. ” - rubbahfox1
 
20.
Chinatown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Film Noir at its best. Probably my second favorite movie of all time. ” - rubbahfox1
 
21.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ You want to see Robert De Niro act? You want to see Scorsese direct? You want to see some majestic cinematography? See this movie. ” - rubbahfox1
 
22.
Annie Hall (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ This might be my third favorite movie ever seen. Woody at his best. ” - rubbahfox1
 
23.
The Good Shepherd (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life. (167 mins.)
Director: Robert De Niro
“ Intrigue and espionage during the cold war. Matt Damon is stifling as a repressed master of america's secret intelligence machine. Compelling story with solid performances. ” - rubbahfox1
 
24.
Mystic River (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Clint's best is coupled with some of the best contemporary acting performances on film. ” - rubbahfox1
 
25.
The Pledge (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child. (124 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ My second favorite Jack Nicholson performance outside of Five Easy Pieces. Hauntingly beautiful film about a retired homicide cop who is obsessed with a child murderer. ” - rubbahfox1