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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, October 23, 2017 at 7:56 am


From Up on Poppy Hill

From Up on Poppy Hill Lovely but mundane parable about preserving history from the Miyazakis/Studio Ghibli. Set in post-WWII Japan.  Rating: 8 

2013

Foreign

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Genres/categories: Animation


A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflect...

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Series of absurdist episodes, many involving a pair of hapless novelty salesman. Completes Swedish trilogy.  Rating: 8 

2015

Foreign

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Genres/categories: Comedy


The Invisible War

The Invisible War Investigation of the rape epidemic in the U.S. military and its profound consequences. Tragic, appalling.  Rating: 8 

2012

English

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Genres/categories: Documentary/True


The Interview

The Interview Sophomoric Seth Rogen comedy about North Korea/dick jokes. Gained notoriety due to Sony Pictures hack.  Rating: 5 

2014

English

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Genres/categories: ComedyWith Sex/Nudity


Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Interesting franchise origin story with dull characters. Heavy on special effects and light on significance.  Rating: 7 

2011

English

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Genres/categories: Sci-Fi


Selma

Selma Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via a 1965 Alabama march. Vital.  Rating: 9 

2015

English

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Genres/categories: Documentary/True


DMT: The Spirit Molecule

DMT: The Spirit Molecule Strassman and Hancock explore connections between human spirituality and neuroscience through psychedelics.  Rating: 9 

2010

English

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Genres/categories: Mind-blowingObscure/RareDocumentary/True


Phoebe in Wonderland

Phoebe in Wonderland An unconventional drama teacher inspires a troubled girl. Elle Fanning and Patricia Clarkson are amazing.  Rating: 7 

2009

English

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Genres/categories: FantasyObscure/Rare



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