Most Popular Titles With Brian J. Simpson


1. Butter (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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40 Metascore

In Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town's annual contest.

Director: Jim Field Smith | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Yara Shahidi, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 17,914 | Gross: $0.07M

2. Wilson (2017)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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49 Metascore

A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

Director: Craig Johnson | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian-Thomas, Shaun Brown, James Robert Miller

Votes: 3,139 | Gross: $0.65M

3. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Votes: 262,155 | Gross: $60.34M

4. Sex and the City (2008)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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53 Metascore

A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis

Votes: 103,207 | Gross: $152.64M

5. The Crazies (2010)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

Votes: 97,396 | Gross: $39.10M

6. Young Adult (2011)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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71 Metascore

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 67,537 | Gross: $16.30M

7. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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79 Metascore

Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed

Votes: 109,121 | Gross: $9.19M

8. Contraband (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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51 Metascore

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale, Robert Wahlberg

Votes: 105,558 | Gross: $66.49M

9. The Experiment (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

Director: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

Votes: 44,399

10. Lady Dynamite (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Series is based on what Maria has accepted to be "her life." The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods of the actor/comedian's life, tell the story of a woman who loses - and then finds - herself.

Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 2,058

11. Life During Wartime (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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69 Metascore

Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Ally Sheedy, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 5,826 | Gross: $0.28M

12. Thin Ice (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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60 Metascore

A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.

Director: Jill Sprecher | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Billy Crudup, Alan Arkin, Lea Thompson

Votes: 4,068 | Gross: $0.79M

13. Ticket Out (2012)

90 min | Thriller

4.7
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A mother takes her children and flees an abusive ex-husband.

Director: Doug Lodato | Stars: Ray Liotta, Alexandra Breckenridge, Colin Ford, Ciara Bond

Votes: 815

14. Mogadishu, Minnesota (TV Movie)

Drama | Post-production

A drama about a Somali family living in Minneapolis.

Director: K'Naan | Stars: Elvis Nolasco, Liya Kebede, K.C. Collins, Thea Sofie Loch Næss

15. Holy Grail in America (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

6.7
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It's the perfect movie for those who really like movies with other people. The part I personally feel needed the most attain was the actual grail itself even though the titled it the holy ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Awes | Stars: Gabriele Angieri, Ashley Cowie, John Edel, Jon Foss

Votes: 48

16. Confus[(ion) (ed)] (2012)

18 min | Short, Drama

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Babel is in a confused state where he has one foot within reality, and the other within his own mind. As he reflects on the struggles of his life, he realizes that there are others who are ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Muegge | Stars: Darien Battle, Matthew Halpaus, David Talarico, Bobbi Jones

17. Fray (I) (2013)

20 min | Short, Drama, Family | Completed

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A persevering little girl struggles to find hope during the last days of her mother's life.

Director: Rob Walstead | Star: Freya Walstead

18. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: A Vaginismus Miracle (2016)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.1
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It's that time again; Maria must find a man for once-yearly sex.

Director: Robert Cohen | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ana Gasteyer

Votes: 91

19. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: Bisexual Because of Meth (2016)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy

8.0
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Maria gets set up on a blind date with an attractive man who is a bisexual, recovering meth addict. Meanwhile, she must decide whether or not she wants to be the spokesperson in samurai-inspired advertising for sexually-themed ramen.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 116

20. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: Enter Super Grisham (2016)

TV-MA | Comedy

8.2
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Maria ruins her Bastille day appetite, munching away on nine snerks. Later she reads herself to sleep suckling both her pinky toes. In Detroit for beach sun and fun, an angry crowd of half digested snerks attacks. A pillow fight ensues.

Director: Max Winkler | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 74

21. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: I Love You (2016)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

7.9
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Maria fudges her online dating profile and winds up stuck in a relationship with an uber-athletic man with whom she has nothing in common.

Director: Robert Cohen | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 96

22. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: Jack and Diane (2016)

TV-MA | 31 min | Comedy

8.3
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Maria meets hunky Jack at a party and the only way she can keep him interested is to speak to him in a sultry voice as "Diane".

Director: Bill Benz | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Mo Collins

Votes: 111

23. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: Josue (2016)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy

7.6
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Maria doesn't like kids - she just can't find ways to connect with them. Then she meets Josue, a tagger she saves from punishment. All seems to be going well, until Maria has to perform for... See full summary »

Director: Max Winkler | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Mo Collins

Votes: 89

24. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: Knife Feelings (2016)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

8.1
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Maria decides it's time to let her boyfriend, Scott, see her standup and learn who she really is.

Director: Ryan McFaul | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Mo Collins

Votes: 71

25. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: Loaf Coach (2016)

TV-MA | Comedy

7.7
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Maria reassesses her lifestyle and starts therapy to learn how to do nothing and be happy about it.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ana Gasteyer

Votes: 89

26. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: Mein Ramp (2016)

TV-MA | Comedy

8.1
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A shipment of unwanted t-shirts bearing Maria's likeness makes its way to an all-children army in Africa and a PR nightmare ensues. Meanwhile, it's Thanksgiving and Maria takes the next ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Mo Collins

Votes: 71

27. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: No Friend Left Behind (2016)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

7.4
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After realizing her contacts list is filled with ruined relationships, Maria seeks out a bitter former friend and vows to win her back by any means necessary.

Director: Benjamin Berman | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ana Gasteyer

Votes: 80

28. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: Pilot (2016)

TV-MA | 35 min | Comedy

7.2
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Comedian Maria returns to LA after a stint in a psych ward in Duluth. Not wanting her life to fall into the same rut that caused her breakdown, she decides to take things slow and put a ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Hurwitz | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 152

29. Lady Dynamite (2016– )
Episode: White Trash (2016)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

8.4
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After Maria gets a job playing a maid in the TV series "White Trash," she begins to question the underlying racism of the show when she has to play the part as a Russian stereotype and two ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Gray Longino | Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 117