2019 08 August - every movie i watched this month

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1. Dark City (1950)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,646

film noir connection

2. The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)

PG-13 | 93 min | Crime, Drama

A young college student is sent to prison as much for killing a pedestrian with his car as for not paying his parking tickets. When the opportunity presents itself he escapes and is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey, Arthur Hill, Ruth White

Votes: 286

lame plot -with some watered down hippie counter culture views- yet i still enjoyed.

3. A Dance in the Rain (1961)

100 min | Drama

Peter is the dark brooding type. Leading a vacuous, shapeless life, he longs for the ideal woman, while at the same time, half heartedly continuing with his habitual girlfriend, Marusa , ... See full summary »

Director: Bostjan Hladnik | Stars: Dusa Pockaj, Miha Baloh, Rado Nakrst, Ali Raner

Votes: 311

great cinema photography - buried treasure

4. Lord of the Flies (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Lost on an island, young survivors of a plane crash eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational boys' attempts to prevent that.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin

Votes: 16,201

revisited- Great all over again! - Peter Brook directed

5. Another Man's Poison (1951)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A mystery writer becomes involved in a tangled web of murderous deception not unlike the plots of her novels.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel

Votes: 1,974

Bette Davis hamming it up.. aint nothing wrong with that! - film noir connection

6. Young Man with a Horn (1950)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael

Votes: 2,662

Lauren Bacall plays a lesbian but has no idea she is playing a lesbian

7. The Six Million Dollar Man (1973 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

After an astronaut and test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Lee Majors, Barbara Anderson, Martin Balsam, Darren McGavin

Votes: 3,372

missing that awesome opening credits - clunky beginning to a great tv series

8. Point Blank (1967)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the money that was stolen from him.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 16,948

fantastic! - lee marvin connection

9. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 147,484 | Gross: $58.06M

Weslet Snipes is over the top

10. Black Moon Rising (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

A thief, Quint, is hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. The tapes vanish when Quint hides them in the back of a hydrodynamic powered racing car that is stolen by a hot car ring.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 4,648 | Gross: $6.64M

get tommy lee jones car

11. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

G | 103 min | Adventure, War

During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they?

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 7,186

great all the way up to the end.. should have stuck to the original screenplay- lee marvin connection

12. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 159,308 | Gross: $85.71M

enjoyed!

13. The Dresser (1983)

PG | 118 min | Drama

Personal Assistant Norman (Sir Tom Courtenay) of deteriorating veteran actor Sir (Albert Finney) struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker

Votes: 4,440 | Gross: $5.31M

enjoyed.. an actor's movie

14. The Man I Love (1947)

96 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music

Visiting her two sisters and brother, singer Petey Brown lands a job at small-time-hood Nicky Toresca's nightclub. While evading the sleazy Toresca's heavy-handed passes at her, she falls ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Alda, Andrea King, Martha Vickers

Votes: 667

dull all around - film noir connection

15. Strike Up the Band (1940)

Passed | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman and Orchestra, June Preisser

Votes: 1,262

loved it! Mickey and Judy both really shine in this one!

16. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,870 | Gross: $0.02M

excellent

17. The Window (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9-year-old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, but no one will believe him.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart

Votes: 3,133

a kid's introduction to old movies- great!

18. Homicidal (1961)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce

Votes: 2,590

well done.. even though the twist can be seen a mile away

19. Thoroughbreds (2017)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Director: Cory Finley | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks

Votes: 26,851 | Gross: $2.83M

way better than expected... enjoyed!

20. Seven Days... Seven Nights (1960)

91 min | Drama

A wealthy and bored woman is witness of a murder in affection and meets another witness. She asks him about the history of the victim and falls in love with him.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Pascale de Boysson, Jean Deschamps

Votes: 613

my kind of movie .. buried treasure for sure

21. Okja (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 75,226

F-bombs galore are dropped for what feels like a kid's fantasy pig movie.. Watership down for pork .. i enjoyed!

22. Summer of 84 (2018)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell | Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew

Votes: 24,973

not bad... some gaping plot holes towards the end -- cliche in acceptable ways-- enjoyed

23. The Enforcer (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

A crusading district attorney finally gets a chance to prosecute the organizer and boss of Murder Inc.

Directors: Bretaigne Windust, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane

Votes: 3,898

great! - film noir connection

24. Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus (2019 TV Movie)

TV-Y7-FV | 71 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

ZIM discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.

Directors: Young Kyun Park, Jhonen Vasquez, Hong-Seung Yoon | Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Andy Berman, Melissa Fahn

Votes: 3,078

if you're already a fan.. it won't disappoint

25. Report to the Commissioner (1975)

PG | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.

Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 697

great all the way... the perfect ending i thought

26. Malcolm (1986)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood

Votes: 1,899 | Gross: $0.54M

quirky fun 80's movie from down under - the oz connection

27. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

29 Metascore

Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks

Votes: 4,112 | Gross: $1.31M

solid story - with one badly casted actress who is a scene killer- over all worth seeing - modern color film noir connection

28. Nightwish (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror

A professor and four graduate students journey to a crumbling mansion to investigate paranormal activity and must battle ghosts, aliens and satanic entities.

Director: Bruce R. Cook | Stars: Brian Thompson, Jack Starrett, Elizabeth Kaitan, Alisha Das

Votes: 436

decent story-- and cheesy 80's special effects which i loved and thought added to my enjoyment-- this is the kind of movie that hollywood should be re-making

29. The Family Way (1966)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Avril Angers, John Comer

Votes: 1,180

not for everyone.. but i liked it and teared up at the end + Hayley mills tush!

30. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In Britain, a group of survivors fights off a deadly alien invasion that uses robots and a poisonous gas to take over the Earth.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Thorley Walters

Votes: 1,232

another great story but poor execution-- deserves a re-make

31. Used Cars (1980)

R | 113 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae

Votes: 12,587

revisited.. and still sooo very good

32. Take a Girl Like You (1970)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Young Jenny heads to the South of England to start a new career as a school teacher. Even before she has had a chance to settle in she meets Patrick, one of the local "lads". Within a short... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Hayley Mills, Oliver Reed, Noel Harrison, John Bird

Votes: 549

Hayley Mills! not bad.. but not as good as The Family Way -- Oliver Reed is good in it.

33. Death Becomes Her (1992)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

56 Metascore

When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 95,382 | Gross: $58.42M

needed more isabella and less Streep.. loved the ending

34. Romancing the Stone (1984)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

Votes: 76,816 | Gross: $76.57M

Raiders of the Lost Ark for Women

35. The Chain Reaction (1980)

92 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

An earthquake in rural Australia causes a dangerous leak at WALDO, a nuclear waste storage facility. Heinrich Schmidt, an engineer badly hurt in the accident, knows that the leak will ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: Steve Bisley, Arna-Maria Winchester, Ross Thompson, Ralph Cotterill

Votes: 722

works as a good prequel to Mad Max-- complete with Mel Gibson cameo.. The Car chases were great just needed more of them! - the oz connection

36. Ragnarok (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure

52 Metascore

Norwegian archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen forms a small team and sets off to find the true meaning of the secret runes found carved in rock and accidentally awakens a giant monster.

Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Sofia Helin, Bjørn Sundquist

Votes: 7,086 | Gross: $0.00M

creature aspect could have been better

37. A Gun for Jennifer (1997)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A woman comes to New York City from Ohio to escape an abusive husband and gets entangled with murderous female vigilantes who prey on abusive men.

Director: Todd Morris | Stars: Deborah Twiss, Benja Kay, Rene Alberta, Tracy Dillon

Votes: 326

loved it! well done indie exploitation grindhouse that is late to the party - great angry girl rock soundtrack!

38. Mindhunters (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

33 Metascore

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater, Eion Bailey

Votes: 55,528 | Gross: $4.48M

again --This is the movie hollywood should be re-making-- script just needs some gaping plot holes plugged

39. Teenage Innocence (1973)

R | 79 min | Drama

Wealthy record company executive Rick Engels picks up beautiful young hitchhikers Carol and Judy and takes them back to his swanky mansion for illicit carnal purposes. However, what ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Warfield | Stars: John Alderman, Sandy Dempsey, Terri Johnson

Votes: 94

For a movie with boobies on the screen - i fell asleep... This was re-maded!! -- With Keanu Reeves-- Knock Knock (2015) lets hope they fixed it

40. 52 Pick-Up (1986)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover

Votes: 4,476 | Gross: $5.19M

really a 7.5 - great Elmore Leonard story and great directing.. i just wanted it to be more gritty and violent.. still fantastic - modern color film noir connection

41. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

R | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 164,305 | Gross: $171.02M

i liked and enjoyed... but needed more story and drama - was overkill on the violence and killings.. to the point you get numb to it all.

42. The Exterminator (1980)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York City. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York City into a great war zone, and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George, Steve James

Votes: 4,582

again-- this is a movie that deserves a re-make

43. Made for Each Other (1971)

GP | 100 min | Comedy

An eccentric woman meets an equally odd man at a group therapy session and they begin a relationship.

Director: Robert B. Bean | Stars: Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna, Paul Sorvino, Helen Verbit

Votes: 263

started off a little slow but slowly i got sucked in and began to enjoy the story of a man and a woman who both feel they are too damaged to love yet find comfort in each other.. loved the movie's sense of humor about relationships..which is something i could definitely identify with

44. Encounter at Raven's Gate (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Steven Vidler, Celine O'Leary, Ritchie Singer, Vincent Gil

Votes: 436

terrible movie poster-- fantastic Sci-fi from down under! - the oz connection



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