2019 08 August - every movie i watched this monthby glowinthedarkscars | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
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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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
fantastic! - lee marvin connection
9. Demolition Man (1993)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.
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.
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?
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
A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.
Votes: 159,308 | Gross: $85.71M
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
Votes: 2,870 | Gross: $0.02M
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.
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.
well done.. even though the twist can be seen a mile away
19. Thoroughbreds (2017)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
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.
my kind of movie .. buried treasure for sure
21. Okja (2017)
TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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
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 »
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.
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.
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.
another great story but poor execution-- deserves a re-make
31. Used Cars (1980)
R | 113 min | Comedy
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.
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 »
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
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
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
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.
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 »
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
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.
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.
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
Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
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 »
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 »
terrible movie poster-- fantastic Sci-fi from down under! - the oz connection