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Welcome to Filmometer! This site features sortable film ratings and "15 Word Reviews" of movies released since 1997. You will also find weekly movie polls and a growing number of movie lists. How does the ratings system work? Learn more about Filmometer.

The movie lists section contains some of my own picks, plus lists including the AFI's top 100 American films and the Academy Awards Winners for Best Picture. The links page provides additional online resources for film enthusiasts. Below you will find a random sampling of films reviewed by Filmometer. Thanks for visiting!



Featured films for Monday, March 18, 2019 at 11:29 pm


12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave Gut-wrenching adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of free-born Solomon Northup who was abducted into slavery.  Rating: 9 

2013

English

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Genres/categories: With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True


Third Contact

Third Contact Psychological thriller explores madness, depression, quantum suicide and immortality. It's a dark, puzzling poem.  Rating: 7 

2012

English

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Genres/categories: Mind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity


Birdman

Birdman Washed-up movie star Keaton attempts a comeback via Broadway play while battling his ego. Surreal.  Rating: 9 

2014

English

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Genres/categories: Comedy


Stoker

Stoker A mysterious uncle appears in the life of a grieving, impressionable teenager. Dark and stylish.  Rating: 7 

2013

English

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Genres/categories: HorrorWith Sex/Nudity


ParaNorman

ParaNorman Norman survives stop-motion ghosts, zombies and grownups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.  Rating: 8 

2012

English

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Genres/categories: AnimationComedyFantasyHorror


Zeitgeist: The Movie

Zeitgeist: The Movie Important, incendiary exploration of global societal control through religion, 9/11, foreign wars and central banks.  Rating: 8 

2007

English

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Genres/categories: Mind-blowingDocumentary/True


Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow Distinctively creepy genre film that's also an allegory of female oppression in 1980s Iran. Djinn!  Rating: 8 

2016

Foreign

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Genres/categories: Horror


Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah A radioactive global catastrophe. Three survivors? Mesmerizing first half. Weak love triangle. Clever water wheel.  Rating: 7 

2015

English

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Genres/categories: Sci-Fi



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