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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 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:40 am


Who is Dayani Cristal?

Who is Dayani Cristal? Moving portrait of border-crossing migrant workers. Begins with an unidentified body in the Arizona desert.  Rating: 7 

2014

Foreign

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Genres/categories: Obscure/RareDocumentary/True


Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty Riveting story of the decade-long manhunt for Osama bin Laden. Finale balances catharsis with despair.  Rating: 9 

2012

English

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Genres/categories: Documentary/True


Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey

Drakmar: A Vassal A sensitive 14-year-old escapes to the medieval fantasy kingdom of Adria to survive his adolescence.  Rating: 7 

2008

English

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Genres/categories: Obscure/RareDocumentary/True


The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner A brave 11-year-old Afghan girl dresses as a boy to survive the Taliban. Beautiful, heartbreaking.  Rating: 8 

2017

English

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Genres/categories: Animation


Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim Predictable monster-robot movie that's smarter than Transformers, but silly. I expected more from del Toro.  Rating: 6 

2013

English

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Genres/categories: Sci-Fi


The Artist

The Artist A jaded modern audience can enjoy this silent movie like it's 1927. Remarkable and charming.  Rating: 10 

2011

English

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Genres/categories: Comedy


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


Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie Tim Burton's stop-motion love story between a boy and his (undead) dog. Classic horror homage.  Rating: 7 

2012

English

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Genres/categories: AnimationComedyHorrorSci-Fi



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