benoitmars's Ratings


1. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

R | 1 hr 37 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Rated on 27 May 2020

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

Director: Melvin Van Peebles | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, Hubert Scales, John Dullaghan

Votes: 4,401

2. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 1 hr 41 min | Drama, Film-Noir

Rated on 22 May 2020

The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 32,335

3. Three Sad Tigers (1968)

1 hr 40 min | Drama

Rated on 22 May 2020

The drunken nights of several listless chancers in Chile's capital city build inexorably to violence.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Shenda Román, Nelson Villagra, Luis Alarcón, Jaime Vadell

Votes: 233

4. P.R.O.F.S. (1985)

1 hr 30 min | Comedy

Rated on 18 May 2020

Four rebellious teachers wreak havoc in their high-school to mess with the system.

Director: Patrick Schulmann | Stars: Patrick Bruel, Fabrice Luchini, Christophe Bourseiller, Laurent Gamelon

Votes: 831

6. Vape Wave (2016)

1 hr 28 min | Documentary

Rated on 05 May 2020

A retrospective on the history of the tobacco industry, and how vaping can, and will, save lives.

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Antoine Basler, Carole Brana, Rodolphe Chabrier, Jan Kounen

Votes: 32

7. Wild Boys of the Road (1933)

Approved | 1 hr 8 min | Adventure, Drama

Rated on 02 May 2020

In the depths of the Depression, two teenage boys strike out on their own in order to help their struggling parents and find life on the road tougher than expected.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Frankie Darro, Rochelle Hudson, Edwin Phillips, Dorothy Coonan Wellman

Votes: 1,747

8. David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

1 hr 36 min | Comedy, Music

Rated on 30 Apr 2020

A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British TV series The Office (2001), as he now fancies himself a rock star on the road.

Director: Ricky Gervais | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Rob Jarvis, Abbie Murphy, Mandeep Dhillon

Votes: 17,569

9. The Mummy (1969)

1 hr 42 min | Drama

Rated on 28 Apr 2020

An Upper-Egyptian clan robs a cache of mummies and sells the artifacts on the illicit antiquities black market. After a conflict within the clan, one of its members goes to the police, helping the Antiquities Service find the cache.

Director: Chadi Abdel Salam | Stars: Ahmed Marei, Ahmad Hegazi, Nadia Lutfi, Mohamed Abdel Rahman

Votes: 1,080

10. Treno popolare (1933)

1 hr 3 min | Comedy

Rated on 26 Apr 2020

A story about the comic adventures of a group of summertime travelers.

Director: Raffaello Matarazzo | Stars: Marcello Spada, Lina Gennari, Carlo Petrangeli, Jone Frigerio

Votes: 124

11. The Heroic Trio (1993)

R | 1 hr 28 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

Rated on 22 Apr 2020

The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides - the invisible Ching is kidnapping ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung, Damian Lau

Votes: 2,986

12. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Dance of the Seven Veils (1970)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Rated on 20 Apr 2020

An imaginary portrait of composer Richard Strauss.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Christopher Gable, Judith Paris, Kenneth Colley, Vladek Sheybal

Votes: 70

13. The Sex Life of the Belgians (1994)

1 hr 25 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

Rated on 18 Apr 2020

A semi-autobiography of the first 28 years of the director, the Flemish anarchist Jan Bucquoy.

Director: Jan Bucquoy | Stars: Jean-Henri Compère, Noe Francq, Isabelle Legros, Sophie Schneider

Votes: 541

14. Bambule (1970 TV Movie)

1 hr 30 min | Drama

Rated on 17 Apr 2020

The film criticizes the authoritarian methods of home education in a girls' home. In the course of the action, there is a revolt against the oppressive structures.

Director: Eberhard Itzenplitz | Stars: Petra Redinger, Christine Diersch, Dagmar Biener, Helge Hennig

Votes: 95

15. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 2 hr 5 min | Crime, Drama, History

Rated on 14 Apr 2020

The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Pippo Agusta

Votes: 2,767

16. Five Easy Pieces (1970)

R | 1 hr 38 min | Drama

Rated on 12 Apr 2020

A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 31,999

17. Kampen om tungtvannet (1948)

Not Rated | 1 hr 47 min | Action, Drama, War

Rated on 10 Apr 2020

A factual reconstruction of the sabotage events which took place to prevent Hitler's Germany in getting the heavy water needed to make an atomic bomb during WW2.

Directors: Jean Dréville, Titus Vibe-Müller | Stars: Raoul Dautry, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Lew Kowarski, H.H. Halban

Votes: 538

18. The Swimmer (1968)

Approved | 1 hr 35 min | Drama

Rated on 06 Apr 2020

A man spends a summer day swimming as many pools as he can all over a quiet suburban town.

Directors: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley

Votes: 9,345

19. Les mercredis de l'histoire (1995– )
Episode: Dark Side of the Moon (2002)

52 min | Documentary

Rated on 06 Apr 2020

This hard-hitting mockumentary exposes how Stanley Kubrick faked the 1969 moon landing, with seeming-endorsements from many key players in NASA and the US government.

Director: William Karel | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Loïs Aldrin, Jan Harlan, Farouk Elbaz

Votes: 1,782

20. Daimajin (1966)

Unrated | 1 hr 24 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Rated on 05 Apr 2020

A giant stone statue comes to life to protect the residents of a small town against the depradations of an evil warlord.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Miwa Takada, Yoshihiko Aoyama, Jun Fujimaki, Ryûtarô Gomi

Votes: 1,116

21. Even: As You and I (1937)

12 min | Short

Rated on 04 Apr 2020

Three fellows dream of prize money and a chance for a real Hollywood contract by winning the Liberty-Pete Smith amateur movie contest. They work on a script, as their wastebasket and ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Barlow, Harry Hay, LeRoy Robbins | Stars: Roger Barlow, Harry Hay, Hy Hirsh, LeRoy Robbins

Votes: 234

22. Schichlegruber - Doing the Lambeth Walk (1941)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

Rated on 04 Apr 2020

Footage from Leni Riefenstahl's Nazi propaganda documentary, Triumph of the Will, is juxtaposed with a popular British dance tune to make fun of Hitler, in this playful short subject.

Director: Charles Ridley | Star: Adolf Hitler

Votes: 82

23. Salomé (1922)

Not Rated | 1 hr 12 min | Biography, Drama, History

Rated on 03 Apr 2020

Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.

Directors: Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione

Votes: 792

24. Tarantella (1940)

Not Rated | 4 min | Animation, Short

Rated on 14 Mar 2020

Abstract animation illustrates Edwin Gerschefski's modernist composition. Two dots - one blue and one orange - appear most often, sometimes large, sometimes small, sometimes overlapping. ... See full summary »

Directors: Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth

Votes: 411

25. Comradeship (1931)

Not Rated | 1 hr 33 min | Drama

Rated on 14 Mar 2020

Plea against war and for friendship between peoples, through the story of French miners rescued by German colleagues after a firedamp explosion.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Alexander Granach, Fritz Kampers, Ernst Busch, Elisabeth Wendt

Votes: 1,185

26. Lady Snowblood (1973)

Not Rated | 1 hr 37 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Rated on 08 Mar 2020

A strikingly beautiful young woman is raised from birth to be a deadly instrument of revenge against the swindlers who destroyed her family.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza

Votes: 11,605

27. Jungle Emperor Leo (1997)

PG | 1 hr 39 min | Animation, Adventure

Rated on 08 Mar 2020

The story of Leo, the lion emperor and his family, and their struggles to protect the jungle from intruders bent on recklessly mining the a precious stone.

Director: Yoshio Takeuchi | Stars: Masane Tsukayama, Chieko Baishô, Tomoko Ishimura, Hekiru Shiina

Votes: 400

28. Monos (2019)

R | 1 hr 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Rated on 06 Mar 2020

On a remote mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Sofia Buenaventura, Julián Giraldo, Karen Quintero, Laura Castrillón

Votes: 10,127

29. The Student of Prague (1913)

Approved | 1 hr 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Rated on 05 Mar 2020

Balduin, a student of Prague, leaves his roystering companions in the beer garden, when he finds he has reached the end of his resources. He is scarcely seated in a quiet corner when a ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Wegener, Stellan Rye | Stars: Paul Wegener, Grete Berger, Lyda Salmonova, John Gottowt

Votes: 1,740

30. Happiness (1935)

Not Rated | 1 hr 35 min | Comedy, Drama

Rated on 03 Mar 2020

A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse, and a walking granary (among other things) on his road to collectivized happiness.

Director: Aleksandr Medvedkin | Stars: Pyotr Zinovyev, Yelena Yegorova, Nikolay Cherkasov, Mikhail Gipsi

Votes: 903

31. Le Vent d'Est (1970)

Not Rated | 1 hr 35 min | Drama

Rated on 02 Mar 2020

A filmic essay on class struggle which draws on images from westerns but has no plot and is both an experiment in making a revolutionary film and an interrogation of how successfully such a film can be revolutionary.

Directors: Groupe Dziga Vertov, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Gérard Martin | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Anne Wiazemsky, Cristiana Tullio-Altan, Allen Midgette

Votes: 523

32. Marona's Fantastic Tale (2019)

1 hr 32 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Rated on 26 Feb 2020

After an accident, a little dog remembers all the different masters she's had successively and loved unconditionally.

Director: Anca Damian | Stars: Lizzie Brocheré, Bruno Salomone, Thierry Hancisse, Nathalie Boutefeu

Votes: 232

33. A Town Called Panic (2009)

TV-PG | 1 hr 15 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rated on 24 Feb 2020

Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.

Directors: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar | Stars: Stéphane Aubier, Jeanne Balibar, Nicolas Buysse, François De Brigode

Votes: 7,370

34. The Hearts of Age (1934)

8 min | Short

Rated on 24 Feb 2020

A colonial scene in the U.S. An old lady sits astride a bell while a man in blackface, wig, and livery pulls the bell rope. From an upper door emerges an old man, dressed as a dandy, who ... See full summary »

Directors: William Vance, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Virginia Nicolson, William Vance, Edgerton Paul

Votes: 1,051

35. Tlamess (2019)

2 hr | Drama

Rated on 23 Feb 2020

S is a young soldier in the southern desert of Tunisia. When he learns about his mother's death, he obtains a week's leave and goes back home. He will never return to the camp.

Director: Ala Eddine Slim | Stars: Abdullah Miniawy, Souhir Ben Amara, Khaled Benaïssa

Votes: 112

36. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

Approved | 2 hr 2 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Rated on 22 Feb 2020

A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim

Votes: 3,152

37. Puss in Boots (2011)

PG | 1 hr 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rated on 07 Feb 2020

An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.

Director: Chris Miller | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 140,181

39. Enfin pris? (2002)

1 hr 33 min | Documentary

Rated on 04 Feb 2020

Pierre Carles raises the question of the effectiveness of the criticism of television on television.

Director: Pierre Carles | Stars: Jean-Paul Abribat, Pierre Bourdieu, Pierre Bérégovoy, Pierre Carles

Votes: 122

40. The Living World (2003)

1 hr 10 min | Fantasy, Drama

Rated on 03 Feb 2020

An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.

Director: Eugène Green | Stars: Christelle Prot, Alexis Loret, Adrien Michaux, Laurène Cheilan

Votes: 431

41. Réalité (2014)

Unrated | 1 hr 35 min | Comedy

Rated on 02 Feb 2020

A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.

Director: Quentin Dupieux | Stars: Alain Chabat, Jonathan Lambert, Élodie Bouchez, Kyla Kenedy

Votes: 4,995

42. 1917 (2019)

R | 1 hr 59 min | Drama, War

Rated on 02 Feb 2020

April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays, Colin Firth

Votes: 320,208

43. La Veuve Blanche (2019)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Rated on 31 Jan 2020

On a rocky plateau, endlessly, the same ritual is repeating: people come and wander, lost, amazed. They are trying to remember their last moments, why the police arrived, arrested them, ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Mars | Stars: Christopher Amurat, Diren Aydin, Ninon Clerc, Bastien Comard

44. La sociologie est un sport de combat (2001)

2 hr 26 min | Documentary

Rated on 30 Jan 2020

Introduction to Sociology. For three years (1998-2001) Pierre Carles followed Pierre Bourdieu, a major sociologist, working to have his research understood and people prompted to action. ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Carles | Stars: Pierre Bourdieu, José Bové, Pierre Carles, Gaby Reich

Votes: 253

45. Deadline for Action (1946)

37 min | Documentary, Short

Rated on 30 Jan 2020

A documentary produced by the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) documenting their struggle against big corporations in the post World War II era.

Director: Carl Marzani

Votes: 39

46. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 1 hr 38 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Rated on 28 Jan 2020

A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 43,874

47. Merci patron! (2016)

1 hr 24 min | Documentary

Rated on 27 Jan 2020

A family fired by a company owned by LVMH (Group owned by French billionaire, Bernard Arnault) seeks reparation from their previous employer with the help of the movie director.

Director: François Ruffin | Stars: François Ruffin, Bernard Arnault, Marie-Hélène Bourlard, François Chérèque

Votes: 833

48. The Devil-Doll (1936)

Passed | 1 hr 18 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi