Movies I can't WAIT to see...unless you tell me not to

by isthisbetterb | created - 27 May 2011 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Please tell me if there is any carp in this list that shouldnt be seen...by anyone. these are in the order that ive watched them, or if i havent seen them yet, the order i plan on watching them in (each page is in its own order) Check out my other lists!

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1. Le Samouraï (1967)

GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After Professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier

Votes: 36,491 | Gross: $0.04M

it was good, wouldnt say top 250, but it was good. 7/10

2. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

G | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 69,635

AWESOME!!!totally surprised how much i enjoyed this. SOLID 8/10

3. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other. WIth the success of his leadership, Louie prospers, marries ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews

Votes: 701

man i wish movies were made like this now. simple, interesting and good acting. we've gotten so accustomed to the "extras" that we lost the plot. pun intended. 7/10

4. Quiz Show (1994)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History

88 Metascore

A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Paul Scofield

Votes: 58,538 | Gross: $24.82M

alot alot alot of fun 7.5/10

5. Tsotsi (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe, Terry Pheto

Votes: 26,196 | Gross: $2.91M

so i wanted to LOVE this movie. i was hoping it would be an alltime favourite. it might be a good movie, but it fell so short of expectations... visually wasnt anything special and the script didnt really feel actor specific. somewhere between a 6 and 7/10.

6. The Mechanic (2011)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

49 Metascore

Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 135,425 | Gross: $29.12M

quite enjoyable. plot is pretty similar to 10,000 other movies just like it, but like alot of people i enjoy watching statham, and ben foster is usually fun to watch. 6.5/10

7. The Dilemma (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

A man discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 46,841 | Gross: $48.48M

wow do i wish someone told me to pass on this one. i never would have believed that the funniest actor in this movie would be channing tatum. just not an enjoyable movie 5/10

8. Down Terrace (2009)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Robin Hill, Robert Hill, Julia Deakin, David Schaal

Votes: 3,086 | Gross: $0.01M

Could have been amazing, but just fell short in pretty much every aspect. One dark funny scene the whole way through. The mediocre of the mediocre. 5/10

9. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A look at the glamorous life at an old-world Prague hotel.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Marián Labuda

Votes: 6,713 | Gross: $0.62M

LOOOOOOOONG. a good movie but just a tad too much. like alot of european movies too much nudity. We get the point, you like naked women. most of the scenes of him as an old man were just unnecessary and didnt add anything at all to the movie. could have been great, but settles for nicely above average better than 6.5 but not really a 7

10. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 308,345 | Gross: $92.19M

pleasantly suprised, a very solid 7.5

11. Yip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 189,163

solid solid movie. 8/10

12. Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Western

65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 167,669 | Gross: $14.50M

wow Yojimbo was ALOT better. 7/10

13. Paul (2011)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Mia Stallard

Votes: 211,270 | Gross: $37.41M

its always nice to see a fairly new idea since most things have been redone hundreds of times. really enjoyed the cast. for now a 7/10

14. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Hung

Votes: 81,806 | Gross: $0.21M

alot of fun! unlike the first one, went more of the solid martial arts rout without the storyline of the first one. solid 7.5

15. Super (I) (2010)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 67,803 | Gross: $0.32M

yeah kinda what i expected...but worse. a completely forgetable movie. i wish it had more andre royo in it. 5/10 at best

16. Fresh (1994)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

Death and violence anger a 12-year-old drug courier, who sets his employers against each other.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 10,618 | Gross: $8.09M

wow so i was definitely surprised by this movie. this is by no means a classic, but that doesnt mean it isnt worth watching. actually took some turns i wasnt really expecting. 7/10

17. The Grand (2007)

R | 104 min | Comedy

57 Metascore

An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 5,120 | Gross: $8.11M

it went from good...to fun...to mediocre...to when is it over. 6/10

18. Impatience (1928)

36 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

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Director: Charles Dekeukeleire | Star: Yvonne Selma

Votes: 57

wow so as a fan of short films, and a fan of dekeukeleire...im not so much of a fan of this. his technique cant be questioned, ahead of his time, and still ahead now in some respects. in terms of the film...at times i thought i understand where he was going, then seconds later realized i couldnt be more off. i even later realized that i dont think he knew where he was going with this. Comabt de Boxe blows this away. oh and why was this 36 minutes? was it meant to be a play on the title? i dont really rate shorts, unless they are exceptionally amazing...and this isnt

19. Turn It Up (2000)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Action

18 Metascore

Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Adetuyi | Stars: Pras Michel, Ja Rule, Jason Statham, Vondie Curtis-Hall

Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $1.24M

Statham and Ja Rule yet Pras gets the lead? Why they didnt give Statham the role that pras has, makes no sense to me. Pras might have been good...with less lines and no need to show emotion...or act. Without Ja or Statham its a 3/10. 4/10

20. Babel (I) (2006)

R | 143 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Mohamed Akhzam

Votes: 264,153 | Gross: $34.30M

so im not really sure about this movie. it was visually nice, i enjoyed the actors, i guess the script was good...but it was just kinda, blah. cant really say i was left with a good feeling about this movie, but it wasnt bad... cant really rate it

21. Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, History

True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Yaphet Kotto, Martin Balsam

Votes: 2,498

great cast, but SCREAMS made for tv. 6/10

22. The Hangover Part II (2011)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Mystery

44 Metascore

Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

Votes: 413,334 | Gross: $254.46M

yeah not as good as the first, but still enjoyable, and still better than most comedies out now. 7/10

23. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 226,871 | Gross: $39.20M

so i dont like diane keaton. have a hard time looking at her...and hearing her voice. she might be an amazing actress, odds are she probably is. great relationship movie, and funny. if i liked diane keaton, an easy 8 but since not... 7/10

24. Rango (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

75 Metascore

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 205,131 | Gross: $123.48M

my second (maybe third?)favourite computer animated film. solid 7.5

25. Cedar Rapids (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Votes: 34,168 | Gross: $6.86M

so not as bad as i thought it would be. mediocre, but i enjoyed the acting so... 6.5/10

26. Hall Pass (2011)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 110,481 | Gross: $45.06M

blah blah blah stupid movie blah blah blah. still kinda funny 6/10

27. The Eagle (2011)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

55 Metascore

In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, István Göz

Votes: 58,856 | Gross: $19.49M

why did i think i would like this? 4/10

28. The Green Hornet (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

39 Metascore

Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz

Votes: 144,760 | Gross: $98.78M

thought it was fun, not great but fun. with most new movies being as they are, basic fun is all i ask 7/10

29. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

80 Metascore

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 127,501 | Gross: $86.30M

yes, it is good. probably was funnier when it came out. between 7-7.5/10

30. Tron (2010)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 285,516 | Gross: $172.06M

i dont know what it was. was it that it was too long, or were the script and storyline just ramblings from an IT tech in the late 80's? still...visually stunning. between 6.5-7/10

31. Limitless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

59 Metascore

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

Votes: 468,737 | Gross: $79.25M

liked the bad guys, liked the good guys and for the first time in a while, dont feel like i wasted my time watching a movie. 7.5/10

32. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

Director: George Nolfi | Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson, Florence Kastriner

Votes: 218,516 | Gross: $62.50M

i am one of those people who will watch anything with matt damon. this was just bland, in 6 months i'll forget about this movie. around 6.5/10

33. Romper Stomper (1992)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie, Alex Scott

Votes: 34,345 | Gross: $0.18M

i now know why i never heard of this movie. it does show how russell crowe could be a good actor, but i mean geeze. i do have to admit that i enjouyed the last 4 minutes of the movie besides that everything else was beyond forgettable. complete waste of time. 4/10

34. Visioneers (2008)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

When people begin exploding from stress, George Washington Winsterhammerman tries to ignore the epidemic and live his usual life, but then he suffers his first symptom.

Director: Jared Drake | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Judy Greer, Mía Maestro, Missi Pyle

Votes: 5,356

ok, so i loved it until the last 30 minutes or so. the plight and self delusion of american "perfection", the loss of all innocence and self worth to the point where destruction of self is the ultimate goal. amazing. but whappened? it feels like they had a great idea and just had no way to finish it. kinda like an SNL skit. 6.5/10

35. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 143,870 | Gross: $79.10M

had a hard time believing the accent, but besides that really liked it. 7.5/10

36. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 113,309 | Gross: $38.18M

so i was 12 or 13 when the first one came out and i remember loving it. it was a mixture slasher flick, comedy and above all it was just cool. i dont know if its because im older (im definitely not wiser) or if scream completely fell off the map, but this was very.... american pie 6. fine that was harsh but i mean, i expect to enjoy this more than the average film, but thats all it was average. hayden penwhatever was the highlight. i know, must be great right? 5.5/10

37. Arthur (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like.

Director: Jason Winer | Stars: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig

Votes: 47,843 | Gross: $33.04M

wow is he self indulgent or what. and who cast greta gerwig? besides the negativity, brand is funny. something inside me doesnt like him much, but he can make me laugh. this movie feels like a mixture of blank check and....10000 other failed comedies with (fill in random pop comedy actor). 5/5.5-10

38. Bad Day (2008)

98 min | Thriller

Rebecca Ryan has been working as an undercover agent for the Organised Crime Division (OCD) posing as a taxi driver, while investigating London's south-side mob. When she finds her young ... See full summary »

Director: Ian David Diaz | Stars: Claire Goose, Donna Air, Anthony Ofoegbu, George Calil

Votes: 163

i mean GEEEZE golly wow was this bad. this is the one genre that is the hardest to mess up. mediocre acting, some gangsters, guns, maybe a car chase or two and the movie gets a 6/10. i do have to explain, the reason i wanted to see the movie at all was solely because of robbie gee. of course, he was in the movie for about 7 minutes and what a surprise, those were the best 7 minutes of the film. claire goose kinda surprised me, i assumed she would be as terrible an actor as everyone else in this was. none of the characters you care about, the story is overdone and overused, and worst of all it feels like a script. while i was watching this i could see them sitting at a desk just reading the lines to each other and patting each other on the back at how "deep and intricate" the plot lines were. shut up 3.5/10

39. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

R | 91 min | Horror

53 Metascore

After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Molly Ephraim, David Bierend

Votes: 89,631 | Gross: $84.75M

yeah kinda overdone at this point. i like how they tied it together with the first one, but was it enough to say i enjoyed it? i did jump at one point, but then everything after just felt comical. 6/10

40. Henry's Crime (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing.

Director: Malcolm Venville | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan, Judy Greer

Votes: 16,947 | Gross: $0.10M

its like they said "ok we have a great idea for a movie...and since we are such geniuses, we dont need to worry about the script or casting." this was so bad because it potentially could have been alot of fun. poor poor james caan. what happened to you? 5.5/10

41. Win Win (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

75 Metascore

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 50,778 | Gross: $10.18M

impressed. i pretty much blindly like anything giamatti does (mostly cause of his dad...and his acting) but besides that, its just a nice movie. the kid was good, not amazing, but believable in the role which is more important. i think my favorite thing about the film is that they didnt give him some bs high school romance crap. i felt good after watching it. 7/10

42. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8