2014 250 Movie Challenge

by hoodieninja | created - 04 Jan 2014 | updated - 25 Jul 2014 | Public

My goal is to watch 250 unique films during 2014. I will keep track here.

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1. Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo

Votes: 40,233

2. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: June 17th, 1994 (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

documents on how the events on the day OJ Simpson was pursued and arrested on charges of murdering his ex wife and her boyfriend overshadowed and took precedence over other sporting events ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Marv Albert, Rex Beaber, Chris Berman, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 1,109

3. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Two Escobars (2010)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The rise of Colombian soccer is attributed to the influx of drug money into the sport by Pablo Escobar and the other drug cartels. However, the team's swift decline after Escobar's death results in the murder of star player Andres Escobar.

Directors: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist | Stars: María Ester Escobar, Francisco Maturana, Alexis García V., Jaime Gaviria Gómez

Votes: 2,916

4. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Birth of Big Air (2010)

49 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur, and by 16 he had risen to the professional level. Throughout his storied career, Hoffman has ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Mat Hoffman, Johnny Airtime, Brian Blyther, Mike Dominguez

Votes: 502

5. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Jordan Rides the Bus (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In the fall of 1993, in his prime and at the summit of the sports world, Michael Jordan walked away from pro basketball. After leading the Dream Team to an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Ed Bradley, David Falk, Terry Francona, Phil Jackson

Votes: 891

6. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Little Big Men (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of Cody Webster, playing for the little league for the town of Kirkland, WA, experiencing the unexpected, unprepared and unwanted attention he faced after taking part in the biggest upset in the history of Little League.

Director: Al Szymanski | Stars: Mike Adams, Brian Avery, Marlene Avery, Robert Avery

Votes: 321

7. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Unmatched (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The first time Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova stepped onto a tennis court together, the world scarcely noticed. Only a few hundred spectators saw the pert 18-year-old beat the scrappy ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Lax, Nancy Stern | Stars: Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova

Votes: 343

8. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The House of Steinbrenner (2010)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that George Steinbrenner has been one of the most colorful and successful owners in contemporary sports. Heading up a group that bought the New ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Maury Allen, Yogi Berra, A.J. Burnett, Harlan Chamberlain

Votes: 512

9. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Into the Wind (2010)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1980, Terry Fox continued his fight against bone cancer with the pursuit of a singular, motivating vision: to run across Canada. Three years after having his right leg amputated six ... See full summary »

Directors: Ezra Holland, Steve Nash | Stars: Steve Nash, Terry Fox, Leslie Scrivener, Doug Alward

Votes: 434

10. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Four Days in October (2010)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The Boston Red Sox overcome "The Curse" and defeat the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series. In the process, they also become the first team ever to win a series after trailing three games to none.

Director: Gary Waksman | Stars: Bronson Arroyo, Lenny Clarke, Johnny Damon, Terry Francona

Votes: 865

11. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Once Brothers (2010)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were two friends who grew up together sharing the common bond of basketball. Together, they lifted the Yugoslavian National team to unimaginable heights. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tolajian | Stars: Rick Adelman, Danny Ainge, Kenny Anderson, James Baker III

Votes: 2,627

12. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Tim Richmond: To the Limit (2010)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Natural. Rock star. Outsider. In the 1980s, race car driver Tim Richmond lived his life the way he raced cars - wide open. Born into a wealthy family, Richmond was the antithesis of the ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Karpf | Stars: A.J. Foyt, Bill France Jr., Rick Hendrick, Ed Hinton

Votes: 362

13. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Fernando Nation (2010)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

"The Natural is supposed to be a blue-eyed boy who teethed on a 36-ounce Louisville Slugger. He should run like the wind and throw boysenberries through brick. He should come from ... See full summary »

Director: Cruz Angeles | Stars: Mike Brito, Stanley M. Brooks, Al Campanis, Henry Cisneros

Votes: 455

14. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Votes: 426,258 | Gross: $25.57M

16. Marc Maron: Thinky Pain (2013 TV Special)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

Marc Maron returns to his old stomping grounds for an intimate special in which he takes stock of himself. More than ever, Maron is raw and hilariously honest as he dissects his own ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: Marc Maron, Sam Lipsyte, Tom Scharpling

Votes: 1,221

17. David Cross: Bigger & Blackerer (2010 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy

Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening at Boston's Wilbur Theatre. Only by watching this video will you learn of Cross unique relationship with ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Bangs | Stars: David Cross, Todd Glass, Dean Crow, Mort Burke

Votes: 613

18. Doug Stanhope: Beer Hall Putsch (2013 TV Special)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Comedy

Named after Hitler's first failed coup attempt, Beer Hall Putsch draws you deeper into the acerbic comic's clear-sighted view of the world with his newest one hour stand-up special recorded... See full summary »

Director: Jay Karas | Stars: Doug Stanhope, Andy Andrist, Kristine Levine

Votes: 788

19. The Conformist (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

100 Metascore

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 21,079

20. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 18,710 | Gross: $0.26M

21. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Marion Jones: Press Pause (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Few athletes in Olympic history have reached such heights and depths as Marion Jones. After starring at the University of North Carolina and winning gold at the 1997 and '99 World Track and... See full summary »

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Kevin Blackistone, Marion Jones, Edwin Moses, Kelly Naqi

Votes: 367

22. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Best That Never Was (2010)

101 min | Documentary, Biography, History

In 1981, college athletic recruiting changed forever as a dozen big-time football programs sat waiting for the decision by a physically powerful and lightning-quick high school running back... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Fred Akers, Mick Cornett, Marcus Dupree, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 903

23. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

104 min | Documentary

BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, Renee Bojee

Votes: 7,377

24. After Tiller (2013)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

75 Metascore

After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves... See full summary »

Directors: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson | Stars: George Tiller, Warren Hern, Leroy Carhart, Susan Robinson

Votes: 928 | Gross: $0.07M

25. Malèna (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 74,507 | Gross: $3.43M

26. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni

Votes: 108,582 | Gross: $4.01M

27. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: The Fab Five (2011)

Documentary, Biography, History

The 1991 University of Michigan men's basketball recruiting class in which five freshman known as The Fab Five revolutionized college basketball. This film covers the success, cultural changes, scandal, and of course The Timeout.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: John Bacon, Dave Brandon, Bryan Burwell, Chuck D

Votes: 896

28. The Cyclist (II) (2012)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A love story that will send you spinning...

Director: Morgan Krantz | Stars: Luke Baybak, Riccardo LeBron, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 28

29. Fort Tilden (2014)

R | 98 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

Directors: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers | Stars: Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, Neil Casey, Alysia Reiner

Votes: 1,148

30. Wild Canaries (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

A Brooklyn couple suspects foul play when their rent controlled neighbor suddenly drops dead.

Director: Lawrence Michael Levine | Stars: Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Alia Shawkat, Annie Parisse

Votes: 387

31. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

Director: David Zellner | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Kanako Higashi, Ichi Kyokaku

Votes: 10,266 | Gross: $0.62M

32. Faults (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries

Votes: 6,399

33. Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

71 Metascore

A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Stephen Rakes, James 'Whitey' Bulger, Tommy Donahue, David Boeri

Votes: 2,617 | Gross: $0.08M

34. Call Girl of Cthulhu (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

When a virginal artist falls in love with a call girl, she turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop an ancient cult from summoning their god and destroying mankind.

Director: Chris LaMartina | Stars: David Phillip Carollo, Melissa LaMartina, Nicolette le Faye, Dave Gamble

Votes: 450

35. Happy Christmas (2014)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham

Votes: 6,679 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Obvious Child (2014)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Director: Gillian Robespierre | Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman

Votes: 19,763 | Gross: $3.12M

37. Stray Dogs (2013)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

84 Metascore

An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yi-Ching Lu, Shiang-chyi Chen

Votes: 1,803

38. Club sándwich (2013)

R | 82 min | Comedy

Hector and his young mother Paloma go on vacation. Out of season their hotel is deserted. They spend their days sitting on the edge of the swimming pool. Then attractive Jazmin arrives and we see how Paloma loses her son to a summer fling.

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: María Renée Prudencio, Lucio Giménez Cacho, Danae Reynaud, Carolina Politi

Votes: 708

39. Hellion (2014)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent... See full summary »

Director: Kat Candler | Stars: Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Josh Wiggins, Deke Garner

Votes: 4,902 | Gross: $0.04M

40. Neighbors (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 251,170 | Gross: $150.16M

41. I Stand Alone (1998)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Martine Audrain

Votes: 16,112 | Gross: $0.05M

42. Freaks (1932)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 36,072

43. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 315,624 | Gross: $42.07M

44. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

86 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 857,611 | Gross: $210.61M

45. The Freshman (1925)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict, James H. Anderson

Votes: 4,166 | Gross: $0.00M

46. Sanjuro (1962)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 23,899