Films I've seen in 2011by skittis | created - 09 Feb 2011 | updated - 26 Aug 2011 | Public
All the films I've seen in 2011. Whether it be on tv, cinema or dvd. And I watch a lot of films...
I like a lot of films. Anything highly rated on imdb, a lot of old movies and a fair amount of bad action movies - it's a guilty pleasure...
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1. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 441,967 | Gross: $117.24M
Rocky is one of my top 5 favourites. I got the complete saga on blu-ray for christmas and the girlfriend was away for a week so I saw an opportunity.
2. Rocky II (1979)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.
Votes: 159,180 | Gross: $6.39M
3. Rocky III (1982)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport
After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.
Votes: 143,649 | Gross: $125.05M
Mr T is just funny as Clubber Lang.
Reporter "What do you predict for the fight?" Clubber Lang: "What do I predict? ... Pain"
4. Rocky IV (1985)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.
Votes: 155,257 | Gross: $127.87M
Some of the best training sequences in any movie.
I must break you
5. Rocky V (1990)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport
Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
Votes: 106,818 | Gross: $40.95M
Touch me and I'll sue. *decked* Sue me for what?
6. Rocky Balboa (2006)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport
Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.
Votes: 179,705 | Gross: $70.27M
The 2nd best rocky film in my opinion.
8. Over the Top (1987)
PG | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.
Votes: 42,678 | Gross: $16.06M
Cheesy and just in general awful. So bad it's funny.
9. Last Action Hero (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.
Votes: 118,198 | Gross: $50.02M
Good film references and funny satire of action films. The kid is annoying though.
10. The Running Man (1987)
R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
Votes: 124,211 | Gross: $38.12M
11. Battle of Britain (1969)
G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.
12. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, War
The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.
Brilliantly wrote and James Mason is great as Rommel.
13. Lost in Translation (2003)
R | 102 min | Drama
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
Votes: 356,751 | Gross: $44.59M
In my top 5 of favourite films. Fantastic screenplay and direction.
Johansson and Murray have brilliant chemistry.
14. Hombre (1967)
Approved | 111 min | Western
John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
15. The Lost Boys (1987)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
Votes: 104,671 | Gross: $32.22M
My girlfriend's favourite film and she bought it on blu-ray. It didn't really seem to make any difference from when I had watched it on dvd.
16. Dante's Peak (1997)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.
Votes: 69,666 | Gross: $67.13M
If you see this on tv like i did. Don't watch it before the watershed. They cut out a lot of great scenes. Still a good movie.
17. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 210,745 | Gross: $65.21M
I'm too old for this s**t
18. Paris, je t'aime (2006)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.
Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant
Votes: 66,358 | Gross: $4.86M
I love the Coen brothers section. The lack of speech from Buscemi is witty.
19. What Lies Beneath (2000)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.
Votes: 106,072 | Gross: $155.46M
20. Up in the Air (I) (2009)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.
Votes: 290,066 | Gross: $83.82M
Yet to watch a Jason Reitman film I don't like. This is better than Juno but not as good as Thank You for Smoking.
21. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western
Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Votes: 11,653 | Gross: $11.75M
22. The Fighter (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.
Votes: 303,221 | Gross: $93.62M
Although based on the true story of Mickey Ward's life, felt very Rocky-esque. Still very good though. Bale steals the show.
23. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,528,966 | Gross: $107.93M
Also one of my top 5 favourites. It's hard ot pick a single scene I don't like.
Royale with cheese
24. The Believer (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama
A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.
Votes: 33,379 | Gross: $0.41M
Ryan Gosling is brilliant.
25. The Good German (2006)
R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.
Votes: 22,617 | Gross: $1.31M
26. The Limey (1999)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.
Votes: 26,581 | Gross: $3.19M
Terrence Stamp in fantastic form
27. The Karate Kid (2010)
PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.
Votes: 137,968 | Gross: $176.59M
Not as good as the original. Couple funny points, but the action feels over staged.
28. Diamond Dogs (2007)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure
A mercenary is hired to protect an expedition group while they search for a Tangka, a Buddhist artifact worth millions of dollars.
Dolph Lundgren is surpringly good in more recent films. Everyone else seemed to lack any acting skills. Then again...what to expect for a dvd from poundland?
29. How to Steal a Million (1966)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her.
love it. If it's on tv...which it is a lot...i'm watching it
30. Predators (2010)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.
Votes: 187,917 | Gross: $52.00M
Just plain fun. Adrien Brody is a tank!
31. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
Votes: 162,813 | Gross: $80.28M
so bad its not good...ruins the predator and alien films in one fell swoop.
32. La Vie en Rose (2007)
PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.
Votes: 74,017 | Gross: $10.30M
Fantastic. The jumping timeline was a little off-putting, but otherwise a great film.
33. Hard Boiled (1992)
R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.
Great action film. Has some brilliant cinematography.
34. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
Votes: 94,474 | Gross: $18.59M
37. Jumper (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.
Votes: 262,756 | Gross: $80.17M
38. 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: 994,103 | Gross: $53.09M
40. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009 Video)
R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.
41. The Sting (1973)
PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.
Votes: 205,831 | Gross: $159.60M
Wasnt expecting such a good film. Well written and directed.
42. Payback (I) (1999)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After a successful heist, Porter is shot by his wife and his best friend. They leave him there to die but when he recovers, he seeks revenge and wants his share of the money.
Votes: 120,634 | Gross: $81.53M
43. Push (2009)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.
Votes: 97,331 | Gross: $31.81M
Apart from the effects, lacked a lot. Couple funny moments and okay fight scenes. Even though I watched this on blu-ray some of the effects looked terribly fake. The screamers were bloody annoying.
44. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Votes: 1,711,736 | Gross: $292.58M
Fantastic. Best film of 2010. And now only the 2nd film i've seen twice at the cinema.
45. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Votes: 528,375 | Gross: $24.61M
46. Afterwards (2008)
R | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Nathan, a brilliant New York lawyer who leads a life of professional success, but his private life is pretty dismal since he divorced Claire, his only love. Until he meets Doctor Kay, a ... See full summary »
slow and uneventful. Malkovich is the only good thing about this movie.
47. The Number One Girl (2006 Video)
R | 84 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A producer, a director and an action star ..all you need to the make the greatest movie ever, right?
didnt expect much from a movie that i bought from a pound shop. got a lot of bad acting, poor music, cinematography, directing...in fact the only cool thing I can take from this, is that Mr Miyagi is in it! but even then that is a tiny joy from a movie that wasted a tiny part of my life.
48. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 844,887 | Gross: $75.60M
49. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir