Movies That Are Worth A Watch

by hmdomingos | created - 18 May 2013 | updated - 15 Jan 2014 | Public

Titles That I Rated 6(Worth a Watch) and 7 (Good Movies)

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1. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 71,770 | Gross: $1.32M

2. Old Joy (2006)

Unrated | 76 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Daniel London, Will Oldham, Tanya Smith, Robin Rosenberg

Votes: 5,027 | Gross: $0.26M

3. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

Votes: 5,195

4. Sunshine State (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Alex Lewis, Alan King

Votes: 3,593 | Gross: $3.06M

5. Blind Chance (1987)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Boguslawa Pawelec

Votes: 6,261

6. Sang sattawat (2006)

105 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas

Votes: 3,130 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Seuseung-ui eunhye (2006)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Buried grudges have disasterous consequences for a class reunion in this unapologetically bloody film from Korean director Dae-wung Lim.

Director: Dae-wung Lim | Stars: Seong-won Jang, Eung-soo Kim, Yeong-Seon Kim, Dong-kyu Lee

Votes: 1,911

8. Solntse (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

85 Metascore

Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,347 | Gross: $0.08M

9. När mörkret faller (2006)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

A gripping and intense thriller about honour, loyalty, and the courage to fight for what you believe.

Director: Anders Nilsson | Stars: Oldoz Javidi, Bahar Pars, Mina Azarian, César Sarachu

Votes: 1,586

10. Le voyage du ballon rouge (2007)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family

86 Metascore

A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Hippolyte Girardot, Simon Iteanu, Fang Song

Votes: 3,590 | Gross: $0.46M

11. Comandante (2003)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

Documentary on the director's meeting with Castro.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Fidel Castro, Oliver Stone, Juanita Vera, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Votes: 3,388

12. Coeurs (2006)

120 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Carré, Laura Morante, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 3,495 | Gross: $0.13M

13. Ballast (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

84 Metascore

A drama set in the Mississippi delta, where one man's suicide affects three people's lives.

Director: Lance Hammer | Stars: Micheal J. Smith Sr., JimMyron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail

Votes: 2,058 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Nicotina (2003)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

49 Metascore

A real-time dark comedy about a science geek who tangles with a clutch of Russian gangsters after he delivers them the wrong computer disk.

Director: Hugo Rodríguez | Stars: Diego Luna, Marta Belaustegui, Rosa María Bianchi, Rafael Inclán

Votes: 3,206 | Gross: $0.80M

15. Beaufort (2007)

Unrated | 131 min | Action, Drama, War

The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000.

Director: Joseph Cedar | Stars: Alon Aboutboul, Adi Adouan, Ya'akov Ahimeir, Guy Apriat

Votes: 4,219 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Den du frygter (2008)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

A man signs up for a test trial of a new anti-depressant as a way to change his life. When the trial is called off, he continues taking the medication with violent results.

Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Paprika Steen, Emma Sehested Høeg, Lars Brygmann

Votes: 1,403

17. Izo (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryôsuke Miki

Votes: 4,119

18. Ashes and Snow (2005)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Director: Gregory Colbert | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeanne Moreau, Enrique Rocha, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 3,459

19. Dark Corners (2006)

92 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

As Susan Hamilton sleeps she dreams that she is another person in an alternative reality as her greatest fears are acted out she is pursued by the notorious serial killer known as the Night Stalker.

Director: Ray Gower | Stars: Thora Birch, Toby Stephens, Christien Anholt, Joanna Hole

Votes: 2,326

20. El Lobo (2004)

R | 125 min | Thriller

Based on a true story. In the 70's, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Courtois | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, José Coronado, Mélanie Doutey, Silvia Abascal

Votes: 3,127

21. 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas ... See full summary »

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mirela Cioaba

Votes: 6,249 | Gross: $0.09M

22. Deepwater (2005)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

A drifter comes to the town of Deepwater and is seduced into a twisted game of deceit and murder.

Director: David S. Marfield | Stars: Lucas Black, Peter Coyote, Mía Maestro, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 1,824

23. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

115 min | Crime, Drama

A medium and her husband stage a kidnapping in order for her to pretend to solve the crime and achieve fame.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Lacey, Marie Burke

Votes: 4,905

24. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not Rated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 26,731

25. Simon (2004)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart.

Director: Eddy Terstall | Stars: Cees Geel, Marcel Hensema, Rifka Lodeizen, Nadja Hüpscher

Votes: 7,697 | Gross: $0.00M

26. The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama, Romance

Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Meneka Das, Anton Lesser

Votes: 7,791

27. Gwai wik (2006)

R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in ... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Angelica Lee, Soi Cheang, Ekin Cheng, Lawrence Chou

Votes: 4,442

28. Nuts (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden

Votes: 5,121 | Gross: $30.95M

29. Borderline (2008)

110 min | Drama

An erotic drama about a woman facing her 30th birthday who looks back at her life growing-up with her grandmother, crazy mother and her over-indulgence with men, sex and alcohol.

Director: Lyne Charlebois | Stars: Isabelle Blais, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Angèle Coutu, Sylvie Drapeau

Votes: 1,001

30. Svolochi (2006)

97 min | Action, Drama, War

A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Atanesyan | Stars: Andrey Panin, Andrey Krasko, Aleksandr Golovin, Sergei Rychenkov

Votes: 2,832

31. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror

An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 8,860

32. Yogen (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror

While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »

Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Noriko Sakai, Maki Horikita, Mayumi Ono

Votes: 3,704

33. The Ninth Configuration (1980)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S.M.C. soldiers where he attempts to rehabilitate them by allowing them to live out ... See full summary »

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders

Votes: 4,931

34. Survive Style 5+ (2004)

120 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.

Director: Gen Sekiguchi | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Reika Hashimoto, Kyôko Koizumi, Hiroshi Abe

Votes: 8,471

35. 800 balas (2002)

R | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

51 Metascore

Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt ... See full summary »

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Sancho Gracia, Ángel de Andrés López, Carmen Maura, Eusebio Poncela

Votes: 3,734 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Trauma (I) (2004)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Colin Firth, Naomie Harris, Dorothy Duffy, Cornelius Booth

Votes: 3,066

37. Danika (2006)

R | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The story follows Danika, a woman whose fears for her children are manifested in premonitions of death and disaster. Bierko plays Tomei's husband, while Hall is her psychiatrist and confidant.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Marisa Tomei, Hannah Marks, Guy Camilleri, Akuyoe Graham

Votes: 2,990

38. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

R | 95 min | Horror

Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.

Directors: Paul Morrissey, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Monique van Vooren

Votes: 4,706

39. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Thriller

71 Metascore

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Votes: 15,051 | Gross: $20.60M

40. Society (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Evan Richards, Ben Meyerson

Votes: 9,309

41. Blood River (2009)

Not Rated | 104 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

A psychological thriller, which explores the destruction of a young couple's seemingly perfect marriage.

Director: Adam Mason | Stars: Andrew Howard, Tess Panzer, Ian Duncan, Sarah Essex

Votes: 1,266

42. The Out-of-Towners (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney

Votes: 11,480 | Gross: $28.54M

43. A Christmas Tale (2008)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

The troubled Vuillard family is no stranger to illness, grief, and banishment, but when their matriarch requires a bone-marrow transplant, the estranged clan reunites just in time for Christmas.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny

Votes: 5,980 | Gross: $1.06M

44. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 8,576 | Gross: $1.06M

45. Silent Light (2007)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Votes: 5,009 | Gross: $0.05M

46. Law of Desire (1987)

NC-17 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A film maker's sexual disorientation jeopardizes his latest project.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Miguel Molina

Votes: 8,755

47. Extreme Measures (1996)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse

Votes: 15,257 | Gross: $17.31M

48. Italiensk for begyndere (2000)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Anette Støvelbæk, Peter Gantzler

Votes: 11,963 | Gross: $4.45M

49. Keane (2004)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

A man in his early 30s (Keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, while fighting serious battles with schizophrenia. We can ... See full summary »

Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Damian Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Amy Ryan, Liza Colón-Zayas

Votes: 4,982 | Gross: $0.03M

50. Black Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani

Votes: 11,098