Films I (re)watched in 2019

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1. The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

26 Metascore

This movie is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 22,302

Very romantic, bittersweet.

2. Crusoe (1988)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama

Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.

Director: Caleb Deschanel | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Ade Sapara, Elvis Payne, Richard D. Sharp

Votes: 859 | Gross: $0.32M

I love shipwreck stories.

3. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he works to adapt a fantasy novel into a video game.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe, Asim Chaudhry

Votes: 84,600

Quirky, weird kind of wonderful. A choose your own adventure interactive movie.

4. Overboard (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

After a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and loses his memory, a mistreated employee convinces him that he is her working-class husband.

Director: Rob Greenberg | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah

Votes: 23,006 | Gross: $50.32M

Sweet and funnier than I thought it would be. A solid rom com.

5. Bird Box (2018)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 198,887

Quite interesting. Tense, but A Quite Place was superior.

6. Solace (II) (2015)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

36 Metascore

A psychic works with the F.B.I in order to hunt down a serial killer.

Director: Afonso Poyart | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish, Colin Farrell

Votes: 48,615

Good twists, great pacing.

7. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 366,865 | Gross: $92.05M

Excellent.

8. Sorry to Bother You (2018)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

Director: Boots Riley | Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick

Votes: 36,146 | Gross: $17.49M

Bizarre.

9. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 340,146 | Gross: $138.29M

Fast paced, pretty good.

10. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 24,220 | Gross: $9.71M

Saw at Cinema Club, sweet and sad.

11. Furious 6 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

61 Metascore

Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 343,800 | Gross: $238.68M

Action packed nonsense.

12. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 120,757 | Gross: $3.33M

Absurd comedy.

13. Widows (2018)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 52,357 | Gross: $42.40M

More drama than action.

14. Searching (III) (2018)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

71 Metascore

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

Director: Aneesh Chaganty | Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La

Votes: 85,915 | Gross: $26.02M

Excellent, unusually executed thriller.

15. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 757,197 | Gross: $74.28M

Unique.

16. Baby Driver (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González

Votes: 351,088 | Gross: $107.83M

Slick and stylish, one of my faves.

17. Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

An illustrious British boarding school becomes a bloody battleground when a mysterious sinkhole appears at a nearby fracking site unleashing unspeakable horror.

Director: Crispian Mills | Stars: Margot Robbie, Asa Butterfield, Michael Sheen, Simon Pegg

Votes: 2,748

Silly fun.

18. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 341,964 | Gross: $59.74M

Still great.

19. 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: 197,838 | Gross: $52.00M

One of my fave sci-fi action movies cause I love disasters where an ensemble is thrown together, and this one is unusual because the disaster is not man-made or nature.

20. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 392,744 | Gross: $36.76M

Classic, brilliant.

21. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,417,208 | Gross: $134.97M

22. Alien (1979)

R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 703,042 | Gross: $78.90M

23. Creed II (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Sport

66 Metascore

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago.

Director: Steven Caple Jr. | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 58,582 | Gross: $115.72M

24. 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: 188,444 | Gross: $70.27M

25. Suspicion (1941)

Not Rated | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller

83 Metascore

A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 28,658 | Gross: $4.50M

26. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Votes: 51,111 | Gross: $10.25M

27. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 268,211 | Gross: $25.51M

28. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,065,565 | Gross: $28.34M



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