High on my Listby Barbara Ann O'Leary | created - 21 Jan 2013 | updated - 01 Sep 2014 | Public
These are films that are high on my list to see.
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2. The General (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team.
Votes: 7,191 | Gross: $1.21M
3. Chosen (2001)
Not Rated | 6 min | Action, Short
The Driver is carrying an East Asian child who has been chosen for a strange rite. He must drive him through a dark night in the city to get to a monk's house, while eluding several U.S. ... See full summary »
4. Lust, Caution (2007)
NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.
Votes: 32,972 | Gross: $4.60M
5. Pardé (2013)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »
Votes: 908 | Gross: $0.03M
6. Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys (2013)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Western
One year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. A study of hard work, hard earned leisure, and an intricate bond between man and nature.
Votes: 43 | Gross: $0.00M
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in his very own Broadway play.
Votes: 474,683 | Gross: $42.34M
9. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,294 | Gross: $2.08M
13. The Spirit of '45 (2013)
94 min | Documentary, History
A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.
15. The Odyssey (2006)
120 min | Adventure
The film consists of 24 continuous shorts by 24 groups of filmmakers telling the complete story of THE ODYSSEY, Homer's epic in 24 chapters. The story begins at the end of a war, the ... See full summary »
Directors: Bill Basquin, Liz Bonaventura, Pophana Brandes, Shayne Case, Anita Chao, Jason Coyle, Paula Crona, Courtney Dailey, Kara Hearn, Gretchen Hildebran, Michael Hyde, Laska Jimsen, Rebecca Lee, Kara Lynch, Laura Mays, Mary McDermott, Bernadine Mellis, Miranda Mellis, Dori Midnight, E.E. Miller, Lamby K. Morreale, Eileen Myles, Signe Mae Olson, Mendal Polish, Corinna Press, A. Quintero, Irit Reinheimer, Davina Semo, Juliana Snapper, Miriam Klein Stahl, Zoe Strauss, Samuel Topiary, Laurie Weeks, Rebecca Yaffe
16. Yume uru futari (2012)
134 min | Crime, Drama
After losing their restaurant in a fire, a husband and wife come up with a strange plan to rebuild their shattered finances: marrying the husband off to a series of lonely women and defrauding them.
17. Predestination (I) (2014)
R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.
Votes: 206,186 | Gross: $0.07M
19. Music-Thanatology (2012)
3 min | Documentary, Short, Music
Music-thanatology provides musical comfort, using harp and voice at the bedside of those nearing the end of life. Highly trained music-thanatologists serve the needs of the dying, and their... See full summary »
21. Fragments (VIII) (2012)
5 min | Short, Drama | Completed
A journey into a young woman's subconscious, expressed through the sounds, images, and fragments of her past. Haunted by her childhood amidst the Iran-Iraq war, she leads a purging exploration through her psyche.
22. Night Moves (2013)
R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Votes: 11,679 | Gross: $0.25M
23. Under the Skin (I) (2013)
R | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
Votes: 102,172 | Gross: $2.61M
31. Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women (2014)
145 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Using rare footage and exclusive interviews with filmmakers from all over the globe, "Reel Herstory" corrects the historic notion that women behind the scenes in motion pictures held ... See full summary »