250 Movies This Year (3/15/13-12/31/13)by jenicecream | created - 20 Mar 2013 | updated - 15 Mar 2014 | Public
Last year I watched at least a new movie a day (ended up being a total of 405). It was too much. So for the rest of this year I'm committing to 250 new movies (to me).
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1. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Votes: 81,087 | Gross: $46.41M
I thought this movie was lovely. Ensemble done right. Maggie Smith, as usual, can do no wrong.
3. Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
R | 94 min | Drama
One day in the life of a small US town. Donnie, newly released from jail; Tommy the local cop separated from his wife; Rhett, preparing to leave to try his luck in Nashville. The story weaves these characters' stories.
5. Chupacabra vs. the Alamo (2013 TV Movie)
88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
San Antonio, Texas. The bodies of various drug cartel members are turning up mangled and drained of blood. Tough DEA agent Carlos Seguin discovers that the grisly murders are being ... See full summary »
6. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Votes: 56,303 | Gross: $18.12M
8. Tonight You're Mine (2011)
R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.
Votes: 3,975 | Gross: $0.01M
9. Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.
Votes: 22,279 | Gross: $29.20M
10. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
Votes: 135,905 | Gross: $103.41M
12. Space Jam (1996)
PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
Votes: 127,869 | Gross: $90.46M
13. Margaret (I) (2011)
R | 150 min | Drama
A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Votes: 13,966 | Gross: $0.05M
14. Admission (2013)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
Votes: 30,354 | Gross: $18.00M
15. Evil Dead (2013)
R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.
Votes: 138,047 | Gross: $54.24M
16. Damsels in Distress (2011)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.
Votes: 8,246 | Gross: $1.01M
17. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
18. Diabolique (1955)
Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.
19. Detachment (2011)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.
Votes: 64,287 | Gross: $0.07M
20. The Host (2013)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
Votes: 100,050 | Gross: $26.63M
21. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Manny, Sid, and Diego discover that the ice age is coming to an end, and join everybody for a journey to higher ground. On the trip, they discover that Manny, in fact, is not the last of the woolly mammoths.
Votes: 215,940 | Gross: $195.33M
22. The Children (2008)
R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.
23. Just Like Us (I) (2010)
R | 72 min | Documentary
The director takes us on a hilarious tour from Dubai to Beirut, Riyadh to New York with a gaggle of other stand-up talent. Along the way, taboos of culture and geopolitics are exploded, and... See full summary »
24. The Expendables 2 (2012)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Votes: 264,690 | Gross: $85.02M
25. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Music
A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention.
Votes: 24,807 | Gross: $29.33M
26. Ghost World (2001)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Votes: 102,711 | Gross: $6.22M
27. Friday Night Lights (2004)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.
Votes: 51,083 | Gross: $61.19M
28. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.
Votes: 118,507 | Gross: $42.35M
29. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Votes: 96,337 | Gross: $6.62M
30. Oblivion (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
Votes: 425,388 | Gross: $89.02M
31. Manhattan (1979)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Votes: 114,919 | Gross: $45.70M
32. Season of the Witch (2011)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.
Votes: 81,340 | Gross: $24.83M
I'm so used to everyone in movies set in Europe and/or a long time ago having English accents for no good reason that everyone in this movie having American accents for no good reason really struck me as odd (for no good reason). Also, it was not very good, and the last twenty minutes were exceptionally bad.
33. American Dreamz (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music
The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.
Votes: 23,281 | Gross: $7.19M
34. Malibu Shark Attack (2009 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A tsunami floods Malibu and unleashes a hunting pack of deep-water prehistoric goblin sharks, targeting a group of lifeguards trapped in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.
36. Miami Magma (2011 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Follows prodigy vulcanologist Antoinette Vitrini and her sister Emily as they attempt to blow the whistle on an illegal oil drilling scheme before it sets off the eruption of a super-volcano directly beneath Miami.
37. Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Sci-Fi
Archeologists come across an Egyptian chamber, causing an electromagnetic pulse, which comes from Stonehenge, that sends destructive shockwaves around the world. When the pyramids are ... See full summary »
38. I, Robot (2004)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
Votes: 431,665 | Gross: $144.80M
39. Evil Under the Sun (1982)
PG | 117 min | Drama, Mystery
Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Votes: 10,605 | Gross: $6.11M
40. 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: 195,710 | Gross: $57.76M
41. The Queen of Versailles (2012)
PG | 100 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.
Votes: 11,454 | Gross: $2.40M
42. Iron Man Three (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Votes: 617,027 | Gross: $409.01M
43. Lemonade Mouth (2011 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Five high school kids, Olivia, Wendall, Stella, Charlie, and "Mo", meet in detention and start a band based off the lemonade vending machine outside the detention room.
44. Liberal Arts (2012)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.
Votes: 32,066 | Gross: $0.32M
45. For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
R | 85 min | Comedy
Former college frenemies Lauren and Katie move into a fabulous Gramercy Park apartment, and in order to make ends meet, the unlikely pair start a phone sex line together.
Votes: 14,417 | Gross: $1.24M
47. The Apartment (1960)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Votes: 125,606 | Gross: $18.60M
48. Ruby Sparks (2012)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.
Votes: 86,478 | Gross: $2.54M
49. The Great Gatsby (1974)
PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance
A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.
Scott Wilson as George Wilson was my favorite thing.
50. Silent Night (I) (2012)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 6,311 | Gross: $0.01M
51. The Great Gatsby (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
Votes: 402,382 | Gross: $144.84M
52. Sunrise (1927)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.
53. The Apparition (2012)
PG-13 | 82 min | Horror, Thriller
A couple is haunted by a supernatural presence that is unleashed during a college experiment.
Votes: 17,340 | Gross: $4.93M
Things I hated about this movie: everything.
54. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Votes: 67,616 | Gross: $50.86M
55. Time Bandits (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.
Votes: 49,768 | Gross: $42.37M
56. The Thaw (2009)
R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.
Ugh! Why do I watch bug movies?
57. Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Votes: 428,635 | Gross: $228.78M
Next time: Star Trek 3: Sulu, Bones, and Scotty with a Vengeance. Please and thank you!
58. Forbidden Planet (1956)
G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
Votes: 38,099 | Gross: $3.00M
59. The Cat's Meow (2001)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance
Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Votes: 7,126 | Gross: $3.21M
61. Doom (2005)
R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.
Votes: 93,400 | Gross: $28.03M
62. Gaslight (1944)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
63. Paprika (2006)
R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.
Votes: 53,580 | Gross: $0.88M
64. Furious 6 (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
Votes: 329,206 | Gross: $238.68M
Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano are badasses. Ludacris and Tyrese are the cutest bickering couple ever. Great fun!
65. 10 Years (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The night before their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven't quite grown up in some ways.
Votes: 20,963 | Gross: $0.20M
66. Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
67. Dredd (2012)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Votes: 221,479 | Gross: $13.41M
68. Now You See Me (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
An F.B.I. Agent, and an Interpol Detective, track a team of illusionists, who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.
Votes: 515,056 | Gross: $117.72M
69. House at the End of the Street (2012)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident.
Votes: 63,024 | Gross: $31.61M
70. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Votes: 107,579 | Gross: $4.01M
72. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.
Votes: 16,015 | Gross: $16.68M
76. Epic (2013)
PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world -- and ours.
Votes: 91,447 | Gross: $107.52M
77. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
Votes: 53,921 | Gross: $17.53M
78. Sinister (I) (2012)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.
Votes: 181,613 | Gross: $48.09M
79. The Guilt Trip (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.
Votes: 32,359 | Gross: $37.13M
Netflix sent me this in the "Sinister" sleeve. I had no desire to watch this, but I did anyway. Positive note: Adam Scott!
80. The Purge (I) (2013)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A wealthy family are held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.
Votes: 162,453 | Gross: $64.47M
81. The Hangover Part III (2013)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime
When one of their own is kidnapped by an angry gangster, the Wolf Pack must track down Mr. Chow, who has escaped from prison and is on the run.
Votes: 249,987 | Gross: $112.20M
82. Marathon Man (1976)
R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
Votes: 49,021 | Gross: $21.71M
84. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Votes: 20,176 | Gross: $42.00M
86. People Like Us (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama
While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.
Votes: 37,104 | Gross: $12.41M
88. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Votes: 62,753 | Gross: $0.54M
90. The Possession (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Votes: 50,918 | Gross: $49.13M
91. The Conversation (1974)
PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.
Votes: 81,669 | Gross: $4.42M
92. Father of the Bride (1950)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding.
Love the scene with Spencer Tracy stuck in the kitchen playing bartender at the engagement party. Funny and silly without being stupid.
93. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 306,585 | Gross: $75.61M
94. Anna Karenina (I) (2012)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance
In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky.
Votes: 78,720 | Gross: $12.82M
95. Stoker (2013)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, whom she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Votes: 92,303 | Gross: $1.70M
96. My Name Is Bruce (2007)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Mistaken for his character Ash from the 'Evil Dead' trilogy, Bruce Campbell is forced to fight a real monster in a small Oregon town.
Votes: 22,249 | Gross: $0.17M
98. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror
Votes: 36,077 | Gross: $8.28M
99. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama
Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.
100. Wuthering Heights (2011)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance
A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.
Votes: 7,925 | Gross: $0.10M