Mediocre Movies

by dotcomboy | created - 13 Feb 2014 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

I made this list mostly to keep track of bland, formulaic movies reliant on convention and cliché. The difference between this list and my "Cinematic Hindenbergs" (http://www.imdb.com/list/cYTU7pPMm-U) list is that these movies fail to be creative in ways that make me suicidally bored, these are piles of crap you're gonna wanna avoid completely, whereas "Cinematic Hindenbergs" catalogs movies that fail spectacularly like train wrecks that you can't take your eyes off, movies that tend to be entertaining and comical in ways their makers did not intend. If you want to see great film check out my "Cinema Classics" (http://www.imdb.com/list/tctWRWAcEds) list. VoteForRodneyLewis.com

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1. 6 Souls (2010)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

28 Metascore

A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all but one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein | Stars: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy

Votes: 29,592

2. An Act of War (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A veteran tries to put his life back together, but is drawn to deeds that may be more dangerous than his tour of duty.

Director: Ryan M. Kennedy | Stars: Russ Russo, Natasha Alam, Doug E. Doug, Joseph R. Gannascoli

Votes: 1,202

3. Bless the Child (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

17 Metascore

Cody, a little girl abandoned by her mother and raised by her aunt, a nurse, is kidnapped. The girl's guardian, aided by an F.B.I. agent, learn that Cody has supernatural abilities, and the abductees are a Satanic cult willing to do anything to gain them.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Rufus Sewell, Holliston Coleman

Votes: 13,080 | Gross: $29.37M

The Blues Brothers made for a better spiritual movie than this

4. The Colony (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

Director: Jeff Renfroe | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan

Votes: 39,782

5. Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 44,336

6. Focus (II) (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Adrian Martinez

Votes: 185,376 | Gross: $53.86M

BD Wong's performance was the highlight of this movie.

7. The Giver (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

Votes: 102,342 | Gross: $45.09M

8. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 63,786 | Gross: $1.94M

9. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

Votes: 9,036

Very meandering and ham-handed.

10. The Maze Runner (2014)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.

Director: Wes Ball | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 374,659 | Gross: $102.43M

11. Man on a Ledge (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

40 Metascore

As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.

Director: Asger Leth | Stars: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Mandy Gonzalez

Votes: 135,486 | Gross: $18.62M

12. November Criminals (2017)

PG-13 | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

31 Metascore

After his friend is murdered, a Washington, D.C. teenager undertakes his own investigation of the crime.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Strathairn, Catherine Keener

Votes: 6,045

13. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 535,562 | Gross: $117.72M

14. The Purge (I) (2013)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

41 Metascore

A wealthy family are held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane

Votes: 176,164 | Gross: $64.47M

15. Stake Land (2010)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary.

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, Gregory Jones

Votes: 38,147 | Gross: $0.02M

16. White Rabbit (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

41 Metascore

A bullied high school student starts having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was a kid, soon putting him in a state where his imagination threatens to cause him to carry out violent acts.

Director: Tim McCann | Stars: Nick Krause, Todd McLaren, Sam Trammell, Kelcy Baker

Votes: 1,086



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