Films I've seen in 2011

by 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

69 Metascore

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.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

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

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 159,180 | Gross: $6.39M

3. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

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

42 Metascore

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.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

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

55 Metascore

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.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

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

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young

Votes: 179,705 | Gross: $70.27M

The 2nd best rocky film in my opinion.

7. The Expendables (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

45 Metascore

A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Votes: 295,927 | Gross: $103.07M

8. Over the Top (1987)

PG | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely, Rick Zumwalt

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

44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

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

45 Metascore

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

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.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 17,988

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.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler

Votes: 4,834

Brilliantly wrote and James Mason is great as Rommel.

13. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

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

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento

Votes: 9,587

15. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

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

43 Metascore

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.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley

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

67 Metascore

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 210,745 | Gross: $65.21M

I'm too old for this s**t

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

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto

Votes: 106,072 | Gross: $155.46M

20. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

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.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

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.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 11,653 | Gross: $11.75M

22. The Fighter (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

79 Metascore

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.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

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

94 Metascore

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.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

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

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 33,379 | Gross: $0.41M

Ryan Gosling is brilliant.

25. The Good German (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges

Votes: 22,617 | Gross: $1.31M

26. The Limey (1999)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 26,581 | Gross: $3.19M

Terrence Stamp in fantastic form

27. The Karate Kid (2010)

PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han

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.

Directors: Shimon Dotan, Dolph Lundgren | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Nan Yu, Xue Zuren, William Shriver

Votes: 1,585

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.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 20,696

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

51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

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

29 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner

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

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

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.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 41,779

Great action film. Has some brilliant cinematography.

34. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 94,474 | Gross: $18.59M

35. The Specialist (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger

Votes: 55,554 | Gross: $57.36M

36. Kidulthood (2006)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

Director: Menhaj Huda | Stars: Aml Ameen, Red Madrell, Noel Clarke, Adam Deacon

Votes: 16,301

37. Jumper (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson

Votes: 262,756 | Gross: $80.17M

38. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 994,103 | Gross: $53.09M

39. Driven to Kill (2009 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An ex-Russian mobster who is now a crime novelist must confront his past when his family is targeted by violence.

Director: Jeff King | Stars: Steven Seagal, Mike Dopud, Igor Jijikine, Robert Wisden

Votes: 4,982

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.

Director: Jack Perez | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Debbie Gibson, Vic Chao, Jonathan Nation

Votes: 9,720

41. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

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

46 Metascore

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.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Votes: 120,634 | Gross: $81.53M

Surprisingly good.

43. Push (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

36 Metascore

Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Camilla Belle, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Colin Ford

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

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

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

85 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

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 »

Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Romain Duris, John Malkovich, Evangeline Lilly, Pascale Bussières

Votes: 3,409

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?

Director: Luc Campeau | Stars: Tony Schiena, Vinnie Jones, Lisa McAllister, Pat Morita

Votes: 460

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

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 844,887 | Gross: $75.60M

49. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir