MOVIES: Excellent, Offbeat, Quirky, Eye-Candy, Heart-Shredding, and Dark Films of the New Millenium: 1990s-2000s-2013-Present

by Clockwork Eyes | created - 19 Feb 2013 | updated - 08 Apr 2013 | Public

SPECIAL UPDATE (Apr. 6, 2013) DUE TO ILL HEALTH, I have been unable to work on this List for over a month. I may yet be down for another month, too, alas; my apologies, and do check back bi-weekly!

LIST UPDATE Plan (Apr. 7, 2013) While ill, I still want to whip this list into better shape for you. I'm picking the easiest tasks first:

1) Preliminary "Family Suitability" Rating--my own notions of what you might not want your kids to be exposed to on a "family movie night"; 2) Sorting and Grouping of Titles by "theme"--Until I've explained the "vision" for this List and "how to use it"; 3) Expanded, "Beta version" of my "Suitability" Ratings--my own notions of what you not only might not want your kids to see, but also what movies might be awkward for or cause discomfort to: a new girlfriend, or people with certain trauma histories (i.e., films that might contain "triggers").

NOTES ON THIS LIST Ohhhhh.. Do I ever owe y'all some APOLOGIES for putting this List up while it was: Unsorted... Not a single title accompanied with the kind of hard workin' writing about what makes the movie Great... character analyses... how well the film actually does the job of telling you what it has to say... .

And I didn't even give you my usual List Introduction to help you understand "the vision" behind--my vision for-- this List; how it differs from other Movie Lists I maintain on IMDB; and how to understand the not-so-obvious grouping method I've used in this List.

If you'll forgive me, Bookmark this List and come back occasionally to see the rewards I want to give you for taking your important time to have a look at it.

I am guilty of acting on the enthusiasm of a midnight inspiration to Create this List right after watching "The Island"--an amazing movie I can't believe had escaped my attention since 2005! And once I started adding titles, I couldn't stop. If you've ever started a list of any kind, you might know what I'm talking about :-)

Would you like a preview of what you can look forward to here?

See my List "The Best TV Shows Running in 2013", which as of this writing has enjoyed 200,000 views and climbing.

I look forward to lengthening and "deepening" this List every week. And this List looks forward to providing you with a reliable source for some great "movie nights". :-)

---"Eyes"

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1. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,557,235 | Gross: $37.03M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SEP Sexuality: ISA, MLB

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depection;ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; SFH=Sexual Female Homosexuality;SMH=Sexual Male Homosexuality)

2. The Book of Eli (2010)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

53 Metascore

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman

Votes: 254,214 | Gross: $94.84M

3. Last Night (I) (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Roberta Maxwell, Robin Gammell

Votes: 8,596

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SMP Sexuality: SMH, MLB

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depection;ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; SFH=Sexual Female Homosexuality;SMH=Sexual Male Homosexuality)

4. La Femme Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathière

Votes: 60,107 | Gross: $5.02M

5. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 848,691 | Gross: $19.50M

6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin

Votes: 231,717 | Gross: $10.68M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SMP

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depection;ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; SFH=Sexual Female Homosexuality;SMH=Sexual Male Homosexuality)

7. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis

Votes: 101,644 | Gross: $31.97M

8. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 88,182 | Gross: $4.18M

9. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,396,777 | Gross: $171.48M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SMP

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depection;ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; SFH=Sexual Female Homosexuality;SMH=Sexual Male Homosexuality)

10. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 457,022 | Gross: $281.49M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SMP

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depection;ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; SFH=Sexual Female Homosexuality;SMH=Sexual Male Homosexuality)

11. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 396,440 | Gross: $139.31M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SMP Sexuality: ISA, FUF

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depection;ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; SFH=Sexual Female Homosexuality;SMH=Sexual Male Homosexuality)

12. The Transporter (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise.

Directors: Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, François Berléand

Votes: 258,755 | Gross: $25.30M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SMP

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depection;ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; SFH=Sexual Female Homosexuality;SMH=Sexual Male Homosexuality)

13. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 519,310 | Gross: $57.14M

14. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 403,147 | Gross: $35.55M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SEP Sexuality: FUF

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depection;ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; SFH=Sexual Female Homosexuality;SMH=Sexual Male Homosexuality)

15. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 381,502 | Gross: $63.54M

16. The Island (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

50 Metascore

A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 280,532 | Gross: $35.82M

17. Salt (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

65 Metascore

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 266,066 | Gross: $118.31M

18. Æon Flux (2005)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

36 Metascore

Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas

Votes: 116,349 | Gross: $25.86M

19. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 309,652 | Gross: $112.23M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SEP

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depection;ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; SFH=Sexual Female Homosexuality;SMH=Sexual Male Homosexuality)

20. Swordfish (2001)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

32 Metascore

A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle

Votes: 164,254 | Gross: $69.77M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SMP Sexuality: ISA, FUF

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depiction; ASD=Active Sexual Depiction; ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; FSV=Sexual Violence Against a Female(s); MSV=Sexual Violence Against a Man/Men; FHT=Female Homosexuality [theme(s)]; MHT=Male Homosexuality [theme(s)]; FHS=Female Homosexuality [Sexual]; MHS=Male Homosexuality [Sexual] )

21. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 367,318 | Gross: $102.52M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SEP Sexuality: FUF ASD MSV MLB

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depiction; ASD=Active Sexual Depiction; ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; FSV=Sexual Violence Against a Female(s); MSV=Sexual Violence Against a Man/Men; FHT=Female Homosexuality [theme(s)]; MHT=Male Homosexuality [theme(s)]; FHS=Female Homosexuality [Sexual]; MHS=Male Homosexuality [Sexual] )

22. 1st Bite (2006)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Set on a tropical island in Thailand, the strange plight of a beleaguered chef who, while romancing a mysterious woman, discovers the diabolical Zen of cooking. Following a near death ... See full summary »

Director: Hunt Hoe | Stars: David La Haye, Leah Pinsent, Napakpapha Nakprasitte, Michael Ironside

Votes: 62

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SMP

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depiction; ASD=Active Sexual Depiction; ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; FSV=Sexual Violence Against a Female(s); MSV=Sexual Violence Against a Man/Men; FHT=Female Homosexuality [theme(s)]; MHT=Male Homosexuality [theme(s)]; FHS=Female Homosexuality [Sexual]; MHS=Male Homosexuality [Sexual] )

23. Untamed Heart (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers.

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: Christian Slater, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez, Kyle Secor

Votes: 11,092 | Gross: $18.90M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Sexuality: FUF QSD

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depiction; ASD=Active Sexual Depiction; ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; FSV=Sexual Violence Against a Female(s); MSV=Sexual Violence Against a Man/Men; FHT=Female Homosexuality [theme(s)]; MHT=Male Homosexuality [theme(s)]; FHS=Female Homosexuality [Sexual]; MHS=Male Homosexuality [Sexual] )

24. Leap Year (2010)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

33 Metascore

Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow

Votes: 80,464 | Gross: $25.92M

25. Bruce Almighty (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

46 Metascore

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Philip Baker Hall

Votes: 328,776 | Gross: $242.83M

"Family Suitability" Rating: Profanity: SMP Sexuality: ISA

(Profanity Rating Key: ["Mild"= not the "F-Word" or the "C-Word"; "Extreme"= the "F-Word" and/or the "C-Word"]: SMP=Some Mild Profanity; FMP=Frequent Mild Profanity; SEP=Some Extreme Profanity; FEP=Frequent Extreme Profanity; Sexuality Rating Key: FUS=Female Upper-body from side; FUF=Frontal; FLF=Female Lower-body Frontal; FLB=Female bottom; MFF=Male Full Frontal; MLB=Male bottom); QSD=Quasi-Sexual Depiction; ASD=Active Sexual Depiction; ISA=Inferred Sexual Acts [sex under the covers, through-the-wall FX of squeaking beds or passionate cries]; FSV=Sexual Violence Against a Female(s); MSV=Sexual Violence Against a Man/Men; FHT=Female Homosexuality [theme(s)]; MHT=Male Homosexuality [theme(s)]; FHS=Female Homosexuality [Sexual]; MHS=Male Homosexuality [Sexual] )

26. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

Votes: 290,817 | Gross: $120.91M

27. 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: 144,504 | Gross: $98.78M

28. 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: 284,746 | Gross: $172.06M

29. Derren Brown: Apocalypse (2012– )

60 min | Documentary, Horror, Mystery

A member of the public is given a second chance at life when mentalist Derren Brown makes him realize how important life is by tricking him into believing that a meteor has hit the earth and is now populated by zombies.

Stars: Derren Brown, Steven Brosnan, Gilbert Martin, Jordan Loughran

Votes: 471

30. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 431,753 | Gross: $75.59M

31. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 160,365 | Gross: $61.65M

32. A Walk on the Moon (1987)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

A Peace Corps volunteer, bubbling o'er with idealism, learns to his delight that he has been assigned to a remote, backward Colombian village. When he arrives, he is confused by the cynical attitude of his predecessor (In HD).

Director: Raphael D. Silver | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Roger Cudney, Terry Kinney

Votes: 22

33. Space Cowboys (2000)

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

73 Metascore

When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner

Votes: 65,406 | Gross: $90.46M

34. The Theory of Flight (1998)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Jones, Holly Aird

Votes: 2,294 | Gross: $0.07M

35. Salmonberries (1991)

R | 95 min | Drama

A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it... See full summary »

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Rosel Zech, k.d. lang, Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, Eugene Omiak

Votes: 531 | Gross: $0.10M

36. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 45,214 | Gross: $62.55M

37. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama

Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Berliner | Stars: Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 7,916 | Gross: $2.28M

38. A Pure Formality (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini, Nicola Di Pinto

Votes: 8,143 | Gross: $0.20M

39. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 159,479 | Gross: $71.57M

40. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 28,053 | Gross: $27.66M

41. The Game (1997)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Votes: 295,325 | Gross: $48.32M

42. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

43 Metascore

Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

Votes: 185,718 | Gross: $44.62M

43. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 984,032 | Gross: $760.51M

44. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,914,042 | Gross: $534.86M

45. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

80 Metascore

A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 968,132 | Gross: $25.54M

46. Mulholland Dr. (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

83 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 273,142 | Gross: $7.22M

47. Mr. Brooks (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Director: Bruce A. Evans | Stars: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook

Votes: 132,121 | Gross: $28.48M

48. Iron Man (2008)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

79 Metascore

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 784,934 | Gross: $318.41M