Movie Ratings & Reviews
Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).
- Adaptation. (2002) 10
A screenwriter writes himself into the screenplay he's trying to adapt from a nonfiction book.
- Amazing Screw-On Head, The (2006) 10
A TV pilot featuring Emperor Zombie and Lincoln. Any last words before I spark it?
- Amélie (2001) 10
Shy French waitress Amélie decides to be a regular do-gooder and accidentally falls in love.
- Artist, The (2011) 10
A jaded modern audience can enjoy this silent movie like it's 1927. Remarkable and charming.
- Being John Malkovich (1999) 10
Spike Jonze directs puppeteer John Cusack who discovers a portal into John Malkovich's mind.
- Big Fish (2003) 10
A son learns about his dying storyteller father by piecing together his legends and myths.
- Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) 10
Compelling portrait of Banksy and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
- Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 10
A brilliant adaptation by Wes Anderson of the classic Roald Dahl book. Fantastic stop-motion animation.
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) 10
As your attorney, I advise you watch Johnny Depp as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
- Grand Budapest Hotel, The (2014) 10
Wes Anderson crafts a wonderful pre-WWII Europe inspired by the late Austrian writer Stefan Zweig.
- Ghost World (2001) 10
A witty appraisal of America during the summer following Thora Birch's high school graduation.
- Happy Accidents (2000) 10
Marisa Tomei wonders if her boyfriend Vincent D'Onofrio is really a time-traveler, or just delusional.
- Her (2014) 10
Spike Jonze's ingenious, surreal meditation on being human, knowing one's self and falling in love.
- It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) 10
Don Hertzfeldt's feature-film version of his animated philosophical trilogy about Bill and his shattered psyche.
- Junebug (2005) 10
Childlike, awestruck Amy Adams is fantastic. Where would I be if I was a screwdriver?
- Juno (2007) 10
A whip-smart 16-year-old girl is faced with an unexpected pregnancy and makes an unusual decision.
- Lady Bird (2017) 10
In 2002, 17-year-old Saoirse Ronan comes of age in Sacramento. Gerwig is keenly perceptive, funny.
- Lost in Translation (2003) 10
Unhappily married movie star Bill Murray meets neglected newlywed Scarlett Johansson in Tokyo.
- Midnight in Paris (2011) 10
A surreal, inspired masterpiece by Woody Allen about the importance of living in the present.
- Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 10
Wes Anderson's charming story of two 12-year-old lovers who flee their 1960s New England town.
- Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 10
Businessman Adam Sandler begins a romantic journey with a curious woman amidst personal chaos.
- South Park - Imaginationland (2007) 10
Epic three-part story arc from season 11 released as a standalone movie. The best ever.
- Triplets of Belleville, The (2003) 10
Visually unique animation about a Tour de France kidnapping and the bizarre rescue effort.
- World of Tomorrow (2015) 10
Brilliant Don Hertzfeldt short. A little girl experiences a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
- World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People... (2017) 10
Dazzling and poignant sci-fi. Don Hertzfeldt reverse-engineered this sequel from audio of his five-year-old niece.
- (500) Days of Summer (2009) 9
Offbeat, witty romantic comedy (not a love story) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Great.
- About Schmidt (2002) 9
Jack Nicholson is entering retirement and doesn't know what to do. Warning: Kathy Bates nudity.
- American Movie (1999) 9
A hilarious documentary about an amateur filmmaker struggling to produce his latest horror film.
- American Splendor (2003) 9
Welcome to the life of Harvey Pekar, a hospital clerk, music collector and comic-book writer.
- Animation Show, The (2003) 9
A collection of short films (mostly comedy) put together by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt.
- Animation Show 2005, The (2005) 9
Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Plympton and other animators return in this second collection of excellent shorts.
- Animation Show 2007, The (2007) 9
The touring festival's third anthology of animated shorts collected by Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge.
- Anomalisa (2016) 9
A joyless motivational speaker just going through the motions has an extraordinary experience. Stop-motion humanity.
- As Good as It Gets (1997) 9
Come on in, and try not to ruin everything by being you. Jack Nicholson stars.
- Beautiful Girls (1996) 9
A New York jazz pianist returns to his small hometown for a high school reunion.
- Beginners (2011) 9
Mike Mills's story of a graphic artist whose terminally ill father announces that he's gay.
- Birdman (2014) 9
Washed-up movie star Keaton attempts a comeback via Broadway play while battling his ego. Surreal.
- Black Mirror - Seasons 1-2 (2014) 9
Provocative sci-fi satire. Explores technology's darker ramifications on society. Gamification, limitless storage, AI. Brilliant.
- Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glo... (2006) 9
A most gloriously comical moviefilm for make advertise American prejudices and cultural intolerance. High-five!
- Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006) 9
Guy Maddin's homage to silent film. A return to an abandoned island home. Orphanage memories.
- Broken Flowers (2005) 9
Bill Murray receives a mysterious pink letter that causes him to reflect on his past.
- Captain Fantastic (2016) 9
A survivalist raising his children in an isolated Washington forest must return to civilization. Parenting!
- Chicken Run (2000) 9
Aardman Animations presents a comedy escape drama on a sinister chicken farm in 1950s England.
- Darjeeling Limited, The (2007) 9
Three estranged, drug-addicted brothers meet for a train trip across India. Heartwarming Wes Anderson cinema.
- Descendants, The (2011) 9
George Clooney reconnects with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured. Poignant imperfections.
- Double, The (2014) 9
Cinematic adaptation of the Dostoevsky tale, full of loneliness and paranoia. Charmingly absurd, bureaucratic dystopia.
- Drunk History - Season 1 (2008) 9
Drunk historians try to describe history while Jack Black, Michael Cera and others reenact. Hilarious.
- Finding Nemo (2003) 9
Pixar Animation presents a father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, an adventurous boy clownfish.
- Frances Ha (2013) 9
Delightful, compassionate portrait of floundering NYC hipsters by Noah Baumbach and the quirky Greta Gerwig.
- Frisky Dingo - Seasons 1 and 2 (2008) 9
A supervillain named Killface plans to destroy humanity using the Annihilatrix. Clever and often hilarious.
- Go (1999) 9
Three different comedic perspectives on a botched drug deal. Set in L.A. and Las Vegas.
- Go-Getter, The (2008) 9
A great road movie, starting from Eugene, Oregon. Features Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's music.
- Gosford Park (2001) 9
In 1932 England, this Robert Altman drama explores multiple storylines of party guests and servants.
- High Fidelity (2000) 9
John Cusack, a record store owner and compulsive list-maker, recounts his top five relationship breakups.
- Illusionist, The (2010) 9
An out-of-work, aging French magician travels to Scotland and meets a young woman.
- In Pursuit of Panama (2009) 9
An allegorical, Kerouac-like documentary about two lifelong friends who embark on a seven-country road trip.
- Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit, The (2001) 9
Aardman Animations presents the first three Wallace & Gromit short films. Cracking toast, Gromit!
- Incredibles, The (2004) 9
Pixar Animation presents a family of undercover superheroes forced into action to save the world.
- Inside Out (2015) 9
A Minnesota tween is moved to California. What goes on in her head? Pixar brilliance.
- Isle of Dogs (2018) 9
The mayor of Megasaki, Japan banishes all dogs to Trash Island. Charming Wes Anderson stop-motion.
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) 9
Hilarious. An ironic, smartass tribute to detective fiction, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer.
- Lars and the Real Girl (2007) 9
A remarkable achievement that reveals pure, heartbreaking humanity through a sex doll from the Internet.
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Seasons 1-4 (2017) 9
The very best news satire program. Weekly updates from former 'Daily Show' host and correspondent.
- Lego Movie, The (2014) 9
Irreverent, smartly funny and even subversive. Remarkable for a 100-minute toy advertisement. Well played, Lego.
- Little Otik (2001) 9
A fantastically disturbing Czech fairytale about parenthood. It's conventionally structured for a Svankmajer film.
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) 9
A Pittsburgh high-schooler is deeply changed after befriending a classmate with cancer. Witty and heartbreaking.
- Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) 9
Miranda July's exploration of people struggling to connect with one another in this modern world.
- Mifune (1999) 9
A newlywed businessman returns home to care for his brother in this Dogme 95 film.
- Millennium Actress (2001) 9
This animated epic blurs the distinction between film, history and memory. There are many truths.
- My Winnipeg (2008) 9
Haunting, personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin's hometown of Winnipeg, and of his psyche. Unique.
- O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 9
The Coen Brothers present Homer's Odyssey, set in the 1930s Deep South, starring George Clooney.
- Office Space (1999) 9
I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday.
- Rango (2011) 9
A chameleon arrives in a lawless Wild West outpost in need of a new sheriff.
- Royal Tenenbaums, The (2001) 9
Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson present a dysfunctional family reunion of former child prodigies.
- Ruby Sparks (2012) 9
Ingenious dissection of a man falling in love with his own idea of a woman.
- Rushmore (1998) 9
Wes Anderson's hilarious follow-up to Bottle Rocket, starring prep-schooler Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.
- Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) 9
A man places a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. Genuinely touching, sweet.
- Savages, The (2007) 9
Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman become responsible for their ailing father's care. Witty humanity.
- Science of Sleep, The (2006) 9
A charming hyperactive blur of cellophane-animated fantasy and reality. Surreal and inventive, but not profound.
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) 9
Clever graphic novel adaptation about a boy who must defeat his girlfriend's seven evil exes.
- Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 9
Warm, quirky film about dealing with mental illness (through football, dance). Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful.
- Songs from the Second Floor (2000) 9
A Roy Andersson film that stimulates thought, encourages people to question things, and invites reflection.
- South Park - The Complete 13 Seasons (2009) 9
The misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
- Squid and the Whale, The (2005) 9
Based on director Noah Baumbach's adolescence in Brooklyn. Two brothers deal with divorce during 1986.
- Station Agent, The (2003) 9
A solitary man with dwarfism inherits an abandoned train depot and moves in. Understated magic.
- Submarine (2011) 9
A 15-year-old resolves to lose his virginity and save his parents' marriage. Witty and heartfelt.
- Synecdoche, New York (2008) 9
Charlie Kaufman blends self-referential existence with a living play inside a New York City warehouse.
- Talk to Her (2002) 9
Pedro Almodóvar's story of friendship between two men whose girlfriends are both in deep comas.
- Three Kings (1999) 9
The Gulf War aftermath, stolen Iraqi gold, skeet-shooting with Nerf footballs, and George Clooney. Fantastic.
- Toy Story 3 (2010) 9
Andy's going to college. Even better than the first two, with a particularly poignant ending.
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) 9
On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee experiences the magical intersection of spirit, animal and human worlds.
- Up (2009) 9
An old man ties thousands of balloons to his house, flies to South America. Poignant.
- Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) 9
Aardman Animation's full-length feature of the claymation duo. Giant vegetables are protected by security systems.
- WALL-E (2008) 9
Humans have left Earth, but a charming, curious robot is still cleaning up our mess.
- Wonder Boys (2000) 9
English professor Michael Douglas gets caught up in misadventure while trying to finish his novel.
- Wonderfalls - The Complete Viewer Collection (2004) 9
Arguably the best cancelled television series ever. Only 4 of the 13 episodes actually aired.
- Y tu mamá también (2001) 9
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip.
- 11:14 (2005) 8
An account of five seemingly random storylines that dreadfully converge one night at 11:14.
- 20th Century Women (2017) 8
A teenager is raised by his bohemian mother and two young women. Southern California, 1979.
- 3 Idiots (2009) 8
Three Indian students challenge their college's draconian methods. A smart Bollywood comedy. All is well!
- 50/50 (2011) 8
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a 27-year-old who was just diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
- Adventure Time - Seasons 1 and 2 (2011) 8
A boy and a magical dog are hero-adventurers in the Land of Ooo. Hilariously bizarre.
- April and the Extraordinary World (2016) 8
Alternate universe ruled by coal and steam engines. Scientists have been disappearing. Fun French steampunk.
- Attack the Block (2011) 8
A rowdy teen gang in South London exuberantly defends their block from an alien invasion.
- Bag It (2011) 8
Funny/disturbing environmental documentary about plastic bags, the ACC, BPA, phthalates and child development.
- Best in Show (2000) 8
Christopher Guest presents a colorful array of dog owners competing at a national dog show.
- Big Hero 6 (2014) 8
A robotics prodigy and inflatable robot Baymax become covert heroes of San Fransokyo. High-tech Pixar.
- Big Lebowski, The (1998) 8
Comedy about a pothead bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist. Stars John Goodman.
- Big Short, The (2015) 8
Breaks the fourth wall to reenact the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s.
- Blood Into Wine (2010) 8
Eccentric rocker Maynard James Keenan's journey from L.A. to running a world-class vineyard in Arizona.
- BoJack Horseman - Seasons 1-5 (2018) 8
Absurd adult cartoon about a washed-up 1990s sitcom horse in Hollywood. Surprising wit, depth, self-loathing.
- Bothersome Man, The (2007) 8
A man arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there.
- Bottle Rocket (1996) 8
The oddball Wilson brothers bungle their way into a crime spree. Wes Anderson's directorial debut.
- Brothers Bloom, The (2009) 8
A charming tale of con artists and the intricate scams they concoct and live out.
- Bug's Life, A (1998) 8
A misfit ant, looking to save his colony from grasshoppers, recruits some inept circus bugs.
- Bunny and the Bull (2009) 8
A surreal, Gondry-esque comedy starring an agoraphobic man who reconstructs a tragic European road trip.
- Cars (2006) 8
Pixar presents hotshot rookie racecar Lightning McQueen, who crashes through Radiator Springs on Route 66.
- Chasing Amy (1997) 8
Two friends find success as creators of a hit comic book. Then they meet her.
- Coco (2017) 8
On Día de los Muertos, an aspiring musician crosses into the afterlife seeking his great-great-grandfather.
- Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) 8
Jim Jarmusch directs this series of black & white vignettes, centered around coffee and cigarettes.
- Cold Weather (2011) 8
Charming mumblecore mystery set in Portland, Oregon. I want to be friends with the leads.
- Comet (2014) 8
Bittersweet, jumbled retelling of moments from a couple's six-year relationship. Dreamlike references to parallel universes.
- Computer Chess (2013) 8
Bizarre story about artificial intelligence via 1980s chess programmers. It's like 'Pi' meets 'Napoleon Dynamite'.
- Corpse Bride (2005) 8
Tim Burton presents a shy groom whisked into the underworld after inadvertently marrying the dead.
- Deconstructing Harry (1997) 8
Between air conditioning and the Pope, I choose air conditioning. A Woody Allen movie.
- Dope (2015) 8
In a tough L.A. neighborhood, an overachieving teen's life changes following an underground party. Charming.
- Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) 8
Joss Whedon's three-part online musical miniseries. Filmed during the writers' strike, starring Neil Patrick Harris.
- Election (1999) 8
Obnoxious overachiever Reese Witherspoon is running for student body president. Cue vindictive teacher Matthew Broderick.
- Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) 8
Good-natured look at the 1980 college party scene, the shenanigans of an unsupervised baseball team.
- Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) 8
A searing indictment of the Bush monarchy. The huddled masses bring forth their moral indignation.
- Finding Dory (2016) 8
The forgetful blue tang fish searches for her long-lost parents, journeys to an ocean conservatory.
- Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - Seasons 1-2 (2017) 8
Weekly news satire, with particular attention to women's issues, from the former 'Daily Show' correspondent.
- Future, The (2011) 8
Miranda July weaves a magical, heartrending film on loneliness and mortality. And a stray cat.
- Garden State (2004) 8
Zach Braff returns to his hometown. There he meets Natalie Portman, who changes his life.
- Goodbye Lenin! (2004) 8
A young man tries to prevent his mother from learning that Germany has been reunified.
- Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) 8
Poppy is a cheery North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
- Hot Fuzz (2007) 8
A clever, over-the-top pastiche of every buddy cop movie you've ever seen, set in London.
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 8
Adventures of a misfit teenager and his foster 'uncle' in the wild New Zealand bush.
- Igby Goes Down (2002) 8
A sarcastic 17-year-old boy rebels against the money and privilege he was born into.
- I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2007) 8
A troubled girl who attempts to charge her body with electronics meets another eccentric patient.
- Kick-Ass (2010) 8
A high-schooler decides to become a superhero. Ultraviolent, stylized brutality and absurdist comedy ensues.
- Kikujiro (1999) 8
Takeshi Kitano explores the unlikely bond between a brash, loudmouthed adult and a nine-year-old boy.
- Knocked Up (2007) 8
Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl have a drunken one-night stand with unexpected consequences. Very funny.
- Kung Fury (2015) 8
In 1985, a Miami cop goes back in time to kill Hitler. Over-the-top crowdfunded action-comedy.
- Life is Beautiful (1998) 8
Jewish man Roberto Benigni uses humor to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.
- Little Miss Sunshine (2006) 8
An entertaining comedy about a dysfunctional family's California roadtrip. Everyone just pretend to be normal.
- Lobster, The (2016) 8
Absurd allegory for how society regards romantic relationships and loneliness. A provocative, original love story.
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 8
Four Cockney men pool their money for an illegal high-stakes card game, with unpleasant results.
- Man on the Moon (1999) 8
Jim Carrey is eccentric comedian Andy Kaufman, a television star and self-declared intergender wrestling champion.
- Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack - Seasons 1-3, The (2010) 8
Cartoon seafaring adventures of young Flapjack and pirate K'nuckles who live in a talking whale.
- Mary and Max (2009) 8
An Australian girl becomes pen pals with an obese New Yorker with Asperger's. Charming claymation.
- Matchstick Men (2003) 8
Con-artist Nicolas Cage is an obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe whose life changes drastically when Alison Lohman appears.
- Men in Black (1997) 8
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones must save the world from an intergalactic terrorist.
- Micmacs (2010) 8
Jeunet's circus-like film about a man with a plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.
- Mistress America (2015) 8
A college freshman in New York meets her spirited stepsister-to-be. Greta Gerwig is brilliant, charming.
- Monsters, Inc. (2001) 8
Pixar presents a bunch of scary monsters who are afraid of being contaminated by children.
- My Life as a Zucchini (2017) 8
Vibrant stop-motion animation about a young boy sent to a foster home. Delightful youthful resilience.
- My Son the Fanatic (1998) 8
Set in Britain, a Pakistani taxi-driver is attracted to a prostitute. Enter the Islamic fundamentalists.
- Napoleon Dynamite (2004) 8
It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed.
- Nothing (2005) 8
Vincenzo Natali, the director of Cube, presents a film about nothing with his two friends.
- One I Love, The (2014) 8
Weekend getaway of a married couple on the brink of separation becomes clever plot twist.
- Out of Sight (1998) 8
Career bank robber George Clooney breaks out of jail and kidnaps Jennifer Lopez. Sparks fly.
- Palindromes (2005) 8
Todd Solondz's provocative fable about a 13-year-old girl who is played by eight different actresses.
- ParaNorman (2012) 8
Norman survives stop-motion ghosts, zombies and grownups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
- Paterson (2016) 8
One week in the quiet life of Paterson, a poet in Paterson, NJ. Existential Jarmusch.
- People, Places, Things (2015) 8
Graphic novelist Jemaine Clement, now single-parenting twin girls, can't get let go of his ex.
- Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, A (2015) 8
Series of absurdist episodes, many involving a pair of hapless novelty salesman. Completes Swedish trilogy.
- Pleasantville (1998) 8
Two teenagers find themselves in a 1950s sitcom. Their behavior accidentally transforms their black-and-white suburb.
- Pushing Daisies - The Complete First Season (2007) 8
A man can bring dead people back to life, with Amélie-style narration. Whimsical forensic romance.
- Rabbits (2002) 8
David Lynch's nine-episode sitcom starring people in rabbit suits, accompanied by laugh tracks. Plotless, eerie.
- Reality (2015) 8
Surreal, compelling nonsense from absurdist Dupieux, who has taken a page from Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
- Robot Chicken - Seasons 1-3 (2007) 8
Demented stop-motion animation using action figures and toys. These sketch-comedy vignettes skewer pop culture.
- Room on the Broom (2012) 8
A gentle witch offers rides to a variety of animals on her increasingly crowded broom.
- School of Rock, The (2003) 8
Richard Linklater directs rocker Jack Black as a fourth-grade substitute teacher in a private school.
- Seinfeld - The Complete Series (1998) 8
A sitcom about nothing. Starring New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his neurotic friends.
- Shakespeare in Love (1998) 8
A young Shakespeare meets Gwyneth Paltrow and is inspired to write Romeo and Juliet.
- Shaun of the Dead (2004) 8
Romantic comedy set during a weekend zombie invasion of North London. A brilliantly aloof parody.
- Shower (1999) 8
A businessman travels home to Beijing after receiving a message that his father has died.
- Shrek (2001) 8
No, not my buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons.
- Shrek 2 (2004) 8
Well, folks, it looks like we're up chocolate creek without a Popsicle stick.
- Sideways (2004) 8
Two middle-aged men embark on a weeklong road-trip through California's wine country. American life-affirming.
- Smoke Signals (1998) 8
Two young Indian men from an Idaho reservation take a life-changing road trip together. Soulful.
- Snatch. (2000) 8
Brad Pitt stars as a gypsy bare-knuckle boxing champion who speaks a hilariously unintelligible dialect.
- Storytelling (2001) 8
Todd Solondz presents two provocative stories. Prepare to have your politically correct sensibilities violated.
- Superbad (2007) 8
Friends Seth and Evan display a charming, hilarious crudeness in this coming-of-age high school comedy.
- Tao of Steve, The (2000) 8
An underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher has developed an effective Zen-like system for seducing women.
- Tangerine (2015) 8
A transgender prostitute tears through L.A. on Christmas Eve seeking her unfaithful pimp. Raunchy, empathetic.
- Team America: World Police (2004) 8
Subversive political satire, with explicit puppet sex. You are worthress, Arec Barrwin. America! Fuck, yeah!
- Tokyo Godfathers (2003) 8
An animated Christmas story set in Tokyo featuring an unlikely trio of homeless friends.
- Topsy-Turvy (1999) 8
After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband.
- Toy Story 2 (1999) 8
All right, nobody look till I get my cork back in.
- Tropic Thunder (2008) 8
Ben Stiller's big-budget satire of celebrity excess and Hollywood action movies. Downey Jr. is hilarious.
- Truth About Romance, The (2013) 8
Losing what you thought you wanted can reveal a new adventure. Danielle Jackson is magnetic.
- Tuvalu (2001) 8
Stunning, whimsical German film with almost no dialogue set in a surreal bathhouse in Bulgaria.
- Unmade Beds (2009) 8
The stories of Vera and Axl intersect via artsy, free-spirited squatters in a London warehouse.
- Venture Bros. - Seasons One and Two, The (2006) 8
The warped misadventures of a middle-aged mad scientist, his teenage sons, and their maniac bodyguard.
- Wag the Dog (1997) 8
Before elections, a Washington spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war.
- What We Do in the Shadows (2014) 8
The real lives of vampire roommates in a New Zealand flat. Funny interactions with werewolves.
- Wreck-It Ralph (2012) 8
Charming pixel-art story of an arcade video game villain who wants to be a hero.
- Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) 8
Six people play musical beds. Stars Amy Brenneman, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, and Ben Stiller.
- Zootopia (2016) 8
A bunny police recruit and a con-artist fox work together to uncover a savage conspiracy.
- 2 Days in New York (2012) 7
Artist Julie Delpy's neurotic French family visits New York for the weekend. A likable farce.
- 40-Year-Old Virgin, The (2005) 7
Steve Carell stars as a lovable, middle-aged virgin with misguided coworkers. Catherine Keener is perfect.
- About a Boy (2002) 7
A little boy teaches cynical, immature Hugh Grant how to act like a grownup.
- Addicted to Love (1997) 7
Black comedy about jilted lovers starring Meg Ryan as a tough revenge-seeking motorcyclist.
- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) 7
Do you really love lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?
- Antz (1998) 7
Woody Allen is a neurotic ant who has become disenfranchised from his totalitarian colony.
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) 7
Sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Throw me a bone here!
- Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) 7
Surreal black comedy from master storyteller Werner Herzog. Nicolas Cage is a drug-addled, maniacal detective.
- Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) 7
Beavis and Butt-Head visit Vegas, the Grand Canyon and the White House. I am Cornholio!
- Bernard and Doris (2008) 7
An HBO Films picture about tobacco heiress Doris Duke (Sarandon) and her gay butler (Fiennes).
- Billy Elliot (2000) 7
A young boy discovers ballet and secretly decides to dance instead of taking boxing lessons.
- Bon Voyage (2004) 7
A farcical portrait of 1940 France nearly surrendering to zee Germans. Virginie Ledoyen is adorable.
- Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003) 7
A school principal in Israel discovers that a quiet 16-year-old underachiever is a genius. Sweet.
- Bowfinger (1999) 7
Aspiring movie producer Steve Martin attempts to trick Eddie Murphy into starring in his film.
- Boxtrolls, The (2014) 7
An orphan raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from extermination.
- Brothers Grimm, The (2005) 7
A cartoonish big-budget spectacle based on German folktales. Terry Gilliam directs and Matt Damon stars.
- Buffalo '66 (1998) 7
Social misfit Vincent Gallo is rescued from emotional peril by Christina Ricci, who he kidnaps.
- Carnage (2011) 7
Two pairs of parents, including Kate Winslet, bicker for 80 minutes in a Brooklyn apartment.
- Cashback (2007) 7
An insomniac artist starts working the graveyard shift at the local supermarket after a breakup.
- Charlie Bartlett (2008) 7
A charismatic rich kid acts as a psychiatrist to students of his new high school.
- Chicago (2002) 7
A musical about celebrity worship, set in 1920s Chicago, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger.
- Clerks II (2006) 7
The sequel to Kevin Smith's breakthrough comedy. Dante and Randal are back in New Jersey.
- Collection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films, A (2006) 7
Death abounds. I enjoyed Six Shooter and Jasper Morello. Hated the Moon and the Son.
- Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) 7
Behind the scenes of Conan O'Brien's frenetic 2010 comedy tour. Revealing but not especially funny.
- Cookie's Fortune (1999) 7
The death of a widow in a small Mississippi town leads to mystery. Good-naturedly humorous.
- Country Wedding (2008) 7
A couple tries to find a church in the Icelandic countryside to have their wedding.
- Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) 7
On Mars in the year 2071, the Bebop crew tries to contain a deadly virus.
- Dead Like Me - The Complete First Season (2003) 7
Showtime TV series about the lives of undead grim reapers trying to make ends meet.
- Desert Blue (1998) 7
A struggling roadside town. The world's largest ice cream cone. Christina Ricci blows stuff up.
- Dick (1999) 7
A clever comedy about how two cheerful teenagers blew the Watergate scandal wide open.
- Dogma (1999) 7
Kevin Smith presents two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole. Alanis Morissette plays God.
- Eagle vs. Shark (2007) 7
Quirky portrait of awkward, misfit New Zealanders. Akin to Wes Anderson films and Napoleon Dynamite.
- Elf (2003) 7
Will Ferrell, raised as an elf at the North Pole, just arrived in the U.S.
- Elizabethtown (2005) 7
Cameron Crowe's good-hearted romantic comedy featuring Kirsten Dunst. It hit really close to home.
- Everything Is Illuminated (2005) 7
A Jewish-American man endeavors to find the Ukrainian woman who saved his grandfather in WWII.
- Everything Must Go (2011) 7
Alcoholic Will Ferrell relapses and ruins his life, then begins living on his front lawn.
- Extras - The Complete Series (2007) 7
Movie extra Ricky Gervais weasels his way into speaking roles, then finds commercial success miserable.
- Frankenweenie (2012) 7
Tim Burton's stop-motion love story between a boy and his (undead) dog. Classic horror homage.
- Full Monty, The (1997) 7
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. Anti-fat-bastard cream there is not.
- Galaxy Quest (1999) 7
A funny parody of Star Trek-style sci-fi television shows, starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver.
- Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) 7
It's Toy Story/Shrek with feuding Shakespearean garden gnomes. Charming, bizarre and loaded with pop-culture gags.
- Good Dick (2008) 7
A lonely, introverted girl who rents adult films meets a young, chatty video store clerk.
- Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) 7
Professional assassin John Cusack attends his ten-year high school reunion party. Also starring Minnie Driver.
- Hangover, The (2009) 7
Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen, the groom and one night of drunken misadventures.
- Happenstance (2000) 7
A subtle twist of fate can affect the lives of total strangers. Stars Audrey Tautou.
- Happy Times (2001) 7
A bittersweet comedy about a poor, aging bachelor who hasn't had luck in love.
- Happythankyoumoreplease (2011) 7
Six 20-something, self-absorbed New Yorkers deal with love and the undeniable prospect of actual adulthood.
- He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001) 7
Darkly humorous series of vignettes of shared-housing experiences across Australia. A search for meaning.
- Hercules (1997) 7
Disney movie about the son of Zeus who becomes a hero to reclaim his immortality.
- History Boys, The (2006) 7
A class of bright, funny history students pursue acceptance into Oxford or Cambridge. Highly literate.
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The (2005) 7
So long, and thanks for all the fish, Douglas Adams. And thanks for Zooey Deschanel.
- Human Traffic (1999) 7
Follows a group of sex-obsessed British clubgoers. It's something like Trainspotting for the rave scene.
- Ice Age (2002) 7
An animated saber-toothed tiger, sloth, wooly mammoth, and saber-toothed squirrel discover a lost human infant.
- Idiots, The (1998) 7
Lars von Trier's provocative Dogme 95 film about Danish adults pretending to be mentally challenged.
- Idiots and Angels (2009) 7
Bill Plympton's animated dark comedy about a morally bankrupt man who wakes up with wings.
- In Good Company (2004) 7
Magazine ad executive Dennis Quaid's new young boss begins dating his teenage daughter Scarlett Johansson.
- Intolerable Cruelty (2003) 7
Renowned LA divorce attorney George Clooney is fascinated by revenge-seeking gold-digger Catherine Zeta-Jones.
- Jack Goes Boating (2010) 7
Philip Seymour Hoffman explores the dreams and failures of two awkward, working-class New York couples.
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) 7
Includes many self-deprecating parodies of Hollywood stars as the stoned duo head out to California.
- Jesus Henry Christ (2012) 7
Measured quirkiness that evokes Wes Anderson's style about a 10-year-old prodigy. Toni Collette is great.
- King of California (2007) 7
Mentally unstable Michael Douglas is convinced that Spanish treasure is buried in suburban California.
- Liar Liar (1997) 7
His disappointed son's birthday wish renders lawyer Jim Carrey incapable of lying for 24 hours.
- Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004) 7
Oceanographer Bill Murray leads a surreal voyage in search of a mythical jaguar shark.
- Life During Wartime (2010) 7
Todd Solondz sequel explores the virtues of forgiving and forgetting through troubling, dysfunctional family scenarios.
- Life Less Ordinary, A (1997) 7
Cleaning man Ewan McGregor takes Cameron Diaz hostage after being fired. Heaven offers romantic help.
- Lilo & Stitch (2002) 7
A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extraterrestrial fugitive.
- Look Around You - Series 1 and 2 (2005) 7
A BBC TV comedy series that satirizes 1970s educational science programs. A nonsensical, faithful homage.
- Margot at the Wedding (2007) 7
Jennifer Jason Leigh plans to marry Jack Black, but estranged sister Nicole Kidman shows up.
- Mascots (2016) 7
Offbeat, uneven look into the weird world of competitive mascots. The fourth Christopher Guest mockumentary.
- Men Who Stare at Goats, The (2009) 7
A reporter in Iraq learns about a secret, psychic U.S. Army unit. It's pretty amusing.
- Mexican, The (2001) 7
El Camino! El truck-o. This comedy stars Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. Now you're blameshifting!
- Moana (2016) 7
Disney musical set in Ancient Polynesia. A girl befriends a demigod to save her people.
- Monster in Paris, A (2012) 7
In 1910 Paris, a monster from an eccentric scientist's greenhouse meets a beautiful cabaret singer.
- Mood Indigo (2014) 7
Gondry outwhimsied himself with this bipolar stop-motion diorama. Like Pee-wee's Playhouse plus Amélie, n'est-ce pas?
- Mulan (1998) 7
A girl secretly joins the Chinese army disguised as a man and becomes a hero.
- Notting Hill (1999) 7
Romance blooms between American celebrity Julia Roberts and unassuming British bookstore owner Hugh Grant.
- Ocean's Eleven (2001) 7
A collection of big-name celebrities target three Las Vegas casinos for a multimillion dollar heist.
- Ocean's Twelve (2004) 7
Second verse, same as the first. This heist movie is a likable but self-serving celebrity-fest.
- Old School (2003) 7
Disillusioned friends Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn try to recapture their college days.
- Pete's Dragon (2016) 7
When a boy is orphaned in the forest, a magical dragon named Elliot protects him.
- Pieces of April (2003) 7
Katie Holmes invites her dying mother and estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.
- Pineapple Express (2008) 7
Stoner Seth Rogen freaks out after witnessing a murder. Pot-joke heavy and also fairly violent.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 7
A well-made Disney/Bruckheimer swashbuckling blockbuster, starring pirate Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley.
- Playing by Heart (1998) 7
Parallel stories of eleven Los Angeles characters converge, with an all-star cast including Angelina Jolie.
- Priceless (2008) 7
Young gold digger Audrey Tautou mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor.
- Radiant City (2007) 7
Faux-documentary about the disaggregated, unwalkable, intolerant nature of modern suburbia. Mocking.
- Religulous (2008) 7
Bill Maher's provocative, smartass dialogue with Jews, Christians and Muslims. An irreverent but smug rant.
- Robot & Frank (2012) 7
An aging ex-jewel thief bonds with a robot butler programmed to look after him. Predictable.
- Rum Diary, The (2011) 7
Hard-drinking American journalist Johnny Depp takes a newspaper job in Puerto Rico during the 1950s.
- Saddest Music in the World, The (2004) 7
Guy Maddin oddity. A Canadian beer baroness organizes a saddest-music contest during the Great Depression.
- Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The (2013) 7
In this remake, daydreaming photo manager Ben Stiller finds himself in an extraordinary real-life adventure.
- Secretary (2002) 7
James Spader is involved in a sexual, sadomasochistic story? You're kidding! Maggie Gyllenhaal is great.
- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) 7
As a deadly asteroid approaches, neighbors Steve Carell and Keira Knightley end up traveling together.
- Septien (2011) 7
Weird little movie about three eccentric brothers. The underlying bearded angst is charming and absurd.
- Sidewalls (2011) 7
Two neurotic individuals live in neighboring apartments in Buenos Aires. Will they meet? Charming loneliness.
- SLC Punk (1999) 7
In 1985, Matthew Lillard is one of two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.
- Small Time Crooks (2000) 7
Woody Allen's cookie store business becomes a success, though it was a cover for robbery.
- South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) 7
I'm sorry I can't help myself. That movie has warped my fragile little mind.
- Stardust (2007) 7
A funny Neil Gaiman fairytale set in England that feels somewhat like The Princess Bride.
- Suicide Kings (1997) 7
Ex-mob boss Christopher Walken is kidnapped by four young men attempting to pay a ransom.
- Super Size Me (2004) 7
Spurlock only eats McDonald's food for one month to see what happens to his body.
- Sweet and Lowdown (1999) 7
The life of a fictional jazz guitarist, starring Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, and Uma Thurman.
- Swingers (1996) 7
Funny 1990s dating rules seminar. Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn barhop through Los Angeles clubs.
- Swiss Army Man (2016) 7
Surreal, earnest adventures of a stranded man and the gaseous corpse he befriends. Poetic slapstick?
- Thomas Crown Affair, The (1999) 7
Millionaire playboy Pierce Brosnan amuses himself by stealing artwork. Enter sexy insurance investigator Rene Russo.
- There's Something About Mary (1998) 7
The Farrelly Brothers present a gross-out romantic comedy starring good-natured Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller.
- Thumbsucker (2005) 7
A quirky 17-year-old who still sucks his thumb grapples with the anxiety of impending adulthood.
- TiMER (2010) 7
A biotech implant counts down to the moment you're supposed to meet your soulmate. Charming.
- Turbo Kid (2015) 7
Good-natured 1980s nostalgia. A post-apocalyptic wasteland with bicycles. Fun homage. Laurence Leboeuf is a delight.
- Va Savoir (2001) 7
This romantic comedy follows three men and three women as their lives intersect in Paris.
- Vegucated (2011) 7
Three New Yorkers adopt a vegan diet for six weeks, get educated about animal agriculture.
- Waiting for Guffman (1997) 7
Christopher Guest plays a flamboyant off-Broadway director trying to bring some showbiz to small-town Missouri.
- Waking Ned Devine (1998) 7
When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
- Wedding Crashers (2005) 7
Divorce mediators Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson make a lifestyle out of sneaking into weddings.
- Winter Passing (2006) 7
Zooey Deschanel visits her novelist father, now rooming with a young woman and Christian rocker.
- World's Fastest Indian, The (2005) 7
Burt Munro sets the land-speed world record on his home-built 950cc Indian motorcycle in 1967.
- Wrong (2013) 7
Absurdist Dupieux film about a man changing others' lives while looking for his lost dog.
- Zero Effect (1998) 7
Bill Pullman is private investigator Daryl Zero, a paranoid genius investigating blackmail. One-liners abound.
- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 6
The Taming of the Shrew, set in a modern high school, starring Julia Stiles.
- 50 First Dates (2004) 6
Sandler repeatedly attempts to woo Barrymore, who can't make new memories since her accident. Silly.
- All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (2010) 6
A fortuneteller lives in a house crowded with ghosts at the edge of the woods.
- American Pie (1999) 6
Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.
- Anger Management (2003) 6
Adam Sandler is sentenced to an anger-management program led by aggressive instructor Jack Nicholson.
- Another Year (2010) 6
British dramedy of weak, ordinary characters. Every dull statement is a rhetorical question, isn't it?
- Anywhere But Here (1999) 6
Susan Sarandon and daughter Natalie Portman try to start a new life in Beverly Hills.
- Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) 6
Mini-me, we do not gnaw on the kitty. Just pet him, stroke him, love him.
- Austin Powers 3: Goldmember (2002) 6
Have you got any idea how many anonymous henchmen I've killed over the years?
- Babysitter, The (2017) 6
A 12-year-old trying to spy on his hot babysitter learns too much and is imperiled.
- Bandits (2001) 6
Two bank robbers fall in love with Cate Blanchett, the bored housewife they've taken hostage.
- Best Man, The (1999) 6
A marriage causes a reunion of college friends. Taye Diggs and Nia Long star.
- Big Daddy (1999) 6
Would-be lawyer Adam Sandler adopts a six-year-old boy, hoping to win Joey Lauren Adams back.
- Bolt (2008) 6
A lovable cartoon dog movie. Plus, Miley Cyrus sounds like she drinks whiskey every night.
- Bread and Tulips (2000) 6
This lighthearted comedy traces a married woman's self-discovery in Venice. Contrived, sweet, and escapist.
- Breast Men (1997) 6
HBO movie follows two doctors who invented silicone breast implants through time. David Schwimmer stars.
- Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) 6
Neurotic British woman Renée Zellweger is determined to improve herself while looking for love.
- Burn After Reading (2008) 6
A CIA agent's memoirs falls into the hands of opportunistic idiots. Pointless Coen Brothers farce.
- Cartoon Noir (1999) 6
Six oddball, animated shorts from five countries, featuring supernatural elements and darker themes. Mediocre.
- Casa de mi Padre (2012) 6
Anti-comedy Mexican Western, starring Spanish-speaking cowboy Will Ferrell and drug lord Gael García Bernal.
- Choke (2008) 6
Screen adaptation of the Palahniuk novel about a sex-addicted scam artist and his hospitalized mother.
- CQ (2002) 6
The story of a young sci-fi filmmaker in Paris. Model Angela Lindvall serves as eye-candy.
- Crank (2006) 6
An entertaining movie because it is so intentionally ridiculous. Chock full of contrived adrenaline rushes.
- Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013) 6
Two rather insufferable young Americans seek the legendary hallucinogenic cactus in Chile. Anticlimactic drug trip.
- Dan in Real Life (2007) 6
A very sweet, unremarkable romantic comedy. Steve Carell is a struggling single parent and widower.
- Death to Smoochy (2002) 6
When children's television show host Robin Williams is fired, he plots revenge against Edward Norton.
- Family Man, The (2000) 6
On Christmas morning, investment broker Nicolas Cage wakes up in a life-altering Dickensian parallel universe.
- Freeway (1996) 6
Little Red Riding Hood adapted into a corrosive, white-trash, road-crime movie. Stars Reese Witherspoon.
- Get Smart (2008) 6
Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway are super-secret spies or whatever. Can their gadgets defeat KAOS?
- Giant Mechanical Man, The (2012) 6
Jenna Fischer is charming in this offbeat celebration of confused, aimless adults. Annoying supporting characters.
- Girl Asleep (2016) 6
Vibrant and fantastical. Chaotic caricature of a teenage girl coming of age in 1970s Australia.
- Haiku Tunnel (2001) 6
A comedy about tempness versus permness, both in the workplace and in life.
- Holy Smoke! (1999) 6
While traveling in India, Kate Winslet falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru.
- Homegrown (1998) 6
Small-time marijuana-grower Billy Bob Thornton and Kelly Lynch try to get rich following a murder.
- Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) 6
On the eve of WWII, Bill Murray is FDR and Laura Linney is his mistress.
- Ice Harvest, The (2005) 6
Mob lawyer Cusack and strip-club owner Thornton attempt to embezzle $2 million on Christmas Eve.
- Ingenious (2009) 6
Likable rags-to-riches comedy based on the true story of an Arizona inventor of novelty items.
- Keeping the Faith (2000) 6
Priest Edward Norton and rabbi Ben Stiller both fall in love with Jenna Elfman.
- Life as a House (2001) 6
Terminally ill Kevin Kline takes custody of his teenage son. Jena Malone is charming.
- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) 6
Hyperactive disservice to Seuss. Teaches how to blindly consume and toss marshmallows to adorable bears.
- Mirror Mirror (2012) 6
Visually stunning like all Tarsem movies, and Julia Roberts was cast appropriately, but jarringly jokey/dopey.
- Multiplicity (1996) 6
Michael Keaton never has enough time, and so he has himself cloned. Andie MacDowell costars.
- My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) 6
A lame wedding-based romantic comedy, with musical numbers, starring Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz.
- Mystery Men (1999) 6
A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save their city from supervillian destruction.
- Night at the Museum (2006) 6
New night security guard Ben Stiller discovers that museum exhibits come to life at night.
- Nothing to Lose (1997) 6
Tim Robbins kidnaps would-be carjacker Martin Lawrence and schemes to repair his miserable life.
- Novocaine (2001) 6
Dentist Steve Martin is manipulated into a practice-threatening disaster by crafty seductress Helena Bonham Carter.
- Orange County (2002) 6
Jack Black tries to help smart highschooler Colin Hanks get admitted into Stanford.
- Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) 6
A Netflix revival of Pee-wee Herman's childlike antics and fun-house sketch humor. Fulfills 1980s nostalgia.
- Permanent Midnight (1998) 6
Ben Stiller plays desperate comedy writer and heroin addict Jerry Stahl. Maria Bello also stars.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) 6
An overlong cartoonish setup to the third movie in the Disney franchise. Johnny Depp shines.
- Pumpkin (2002) 6
College sorority girl Christina Ricci is drawn into a relationship with a young disabled man.
- Pushing Tin (1999) 6
John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton are air traffic controllers playing a game of one-upmanship.
- Ricky (2009) 6
French parable about a bizarre baby's physical development, his precocious sister and his irresponsible mother.
- Rid of Me (2011) 6
A socially awkward newlywed's emotional breakdown and rebirth in Laurelwood, Oregon. A hard-to-watch indie.
- Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) 6
Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow create fabrications of their lives at their high school reunion.
- Rubber (2011) 6
Dupieux's surreal grindhouse spoof and commentary on the absurdity of cinema, starring a homicidal tire.
- Rules of Attraction, The (2002) 6
Mean-spirited film about shallow, spoiled kids at Camden College. Artful rewinds, vulgarity and Shannyn Sossamon.
- Rundown, The (2003) 6
Mob thug The Rock is sent to the Amazon to retrieve treasure-hunting Seann William Scott.
- Rush Hour (1998) 6
Jackie Chan and comedian Chris Tucker partner to rescue a kidnapped daughter. A paint-by-numbers formula.
- Secret Life of Pets, The (2016) 6
The silly escapades of some Manhattan pets and a psychotic rabbit. Both cute and annoying.
- Shallow Hal (2001) 6
Shallow Jack Black falls in love with 300-pound Gwyneth Paltrow because of her inner beauty.
- Six Days Seven Nights (1998) 6
Cargo pilot Harrison Ford and New Yorker Anne Heche become stranded on a tropical island.
- Small Soldiers (1998) 6
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys go to war.
- Snakes on a Plane (2006) 6
A cheesy Samuel L. Jackson horror-comedy that knows it's ridiculous and plays it refreshingly well.
- Southland Tales (2007) 6
Richard Kelly's dystopian, genre-defying mess of destruction and pop-culture doom. Bad actors cast on purpose?
- Space Cowboys (2000) 6
A humorous bunch of geriatric NASA astronauts take turns bickering, apologizing, and being implausibly heroic.
- Sunshine Cleaning (2009) 6
Cash-strapped single mother Amy Adams works as a maid, but is looking for new opportunities.
- Super (2011) 6
A depressed everyday guy transforms himself into the superhero Crimson Bolt. Ellen Page is great.
- Super Troopers (2001) 6
You must have eaten, like, a hundred bucks worth of pot. Am I saying meow?
- Tangled (2010) 6
Disney's story of Rapunzel. A bland, computer-animated corporate musical that made me borderline suicidal.
- Trekkies (1999) 6
A somewhat affectionate documentary about the phenomenon of Star Trek fandom in its many-splendored geekiness.
- Trick 'r Treat (2009) 6
Four interwoven Halloween stories. It doesn't rely on lame CGI ghouls and jack-o'-lanterns! Pretty decent.
- Way, The (2011) 6
A grieving father embarks on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Sincere, but too explanatory, awkward.
- Weather Man, The (2005) 6
Successful Chicago weatherman Nicolas Cage's personal life is a failure. So he takes up archery.
- Wet Hot American Summer (2001) 6
A spoof composed of loosely related comedy sketches set at a summer camp in 1981.
- Wedding Singer, The (1998) 6
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star. Now get out of my Van Halen t-shirt.
- What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004) 6
Life is a quantum world of possibility. It's spoiled by less-than-credible talking heads and soundbites.
- Zathura (2005) 6
A fairly charming family movie that explores childhood adventure. It's basically Jumanji in outer space.
- 200 Cigarettes (1999) 5
Gaby Hoffmann's Brooklyn accent was great. But then you have the Affleck brothers.
- All I Wanna Do (1998) 5
It's 1963 and Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, and Rachael Leigh Cook are pissed-off schoolgirls.
- American Pie 2 (2001) 5
The sequel to the famous prom night of sexual misadventure. Eugene Levy is still brilliant.
- Bad Company (2002) 5
Cliché-ridden but mildly amusing Chris Rock action movie, courtesy of Jerry Bruckheimer.
- BASEketball (1998) 5
Trey Parker and Matt Stone combine basketball-shooting skills with baseball rules and become pro athletes.
- Be Cool (2005) 5
The entire premise involves having John Travolta and Uma Thurman reprise their Pulp Fiction dance.
- Bedazzled (2000) 5
Brendan Fraser sells his soul to the Devil (Elizabeth Hurley) for seven wishes. Mindless remake.
- Birthday Girl (2002) 5
Nicole Kidman arrives in a small town as a bank clerk's Russian mail-order bride.
- Bruce Almighty (2003) 5
Reporter Jim Carrey is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult God's job is.
- Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) 5
Chev Chelios is back in an even more random and intentionally absurd movie. Insane action.
- Doctor Dolittle (1998) 5
Veterinarian Eddie Murphy talks to the animals and can hear them talk back. Mental institution?
- Down to Earth (2001) 5
After dying before his time, aspiring comic Chris Rock is reincarnated as a wealthy businessman.
- Due Date (2010) 5
Downey Jr. is forced to hitch a ride with Zach Galifianakis to make it home.
- Duets (2000) 5
Inside the lives of professional karaoke hustlers. Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Huey Lewis sings.
- EdTV (1999) 5
Video store clerk Matthew McConaughey agrees to have his life televised 24 hours a day.
- Entrapment (1999) 5
Agent Catherine Zeta-Jones tries to track down and help capture master art thief Sean Connery.
- Evolution (2001) 5
I kept wishing for the alien life forms to kill David Duchovny and Orlando Jones.
- Excess Baggage (1997) 5
Alicia Silverstone fakes her own car-trunk kidnapping in order to attract her wealthy father's attention.
- FDR: American Badass! (2012) 5
As expected, the two-minute trailer was funnier than the movie. Crude/dumb humor, with Nazi werewolves.
- Girl from Monday, The (2005) 5
Citizens have become property traded on the stock exchange, but aliens are supporting the resistance.
- Gnome Alone (2017) 5
Help garden gnomes battle the Troggs and save the world? Or befriend wicked teenage girls?
- Gun Shy (2000) 5
Undercover DEA agent Liam Neeson almost gets killed. He begins attending group therapy for support.
- Happy Gilmore (1996) 5
Rejected hockey player Adam Sandler becomes an unlikely golf star to save his grandmother's house.
- Harvard Man (2001) 5
Mixes basketball and crime with sexual and chemical experimentation. And cheerleader Sarah Michelle Gellar.
- Home (2015) 5
Adorable cuttlefish-like aliens attack Earth, then learn to love Rihanna's music. I guess? Zany, underdeveloped.
- Home Fries (1998) 5
Brothers Luke Wilson and Jake Busey want pregnant Drew Barrymore for very different reasons. Dumb.
- Hope Floats (1998) 5
Former beauty queen Sandra Bullock falls on hard times and returns to her small hometown.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 5
A live-action remake of the Dr. Seuss book, starring Jim Carrey and cheerfully crass consumerism.
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) 5
Kate Hudson is completely insane. Our love fern! You let it die!
- Interview, The (2014) 5
Sophomoric Seth Rogen comedy about North Korea/dick jokes. Gained notoriety due to Sony Pictures hack.
- Joe's Apartment (1996) 5
Joe discovers he shares his run-down New York apartment with thousands of singing, dancing cockroaches.
- Just Married (2003) 5
Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy are on their honeymoon in Europe. Things go really badly.
- Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002) 5
It is an honor having you beat up random people in our city.
- Last Days of the World, The (2011) 5
A bored Japanese teenager learns that Earth will be destroyed. Surreal, kinky and borderline exploitative.
- Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) 5
Chris Rock joins the Mel Gibson-led LAPD quartet. The crimes involve immigrant smuggling and counterfeiting.
- Little Nicky (2000) 5
Adam Sandler is one of Satan's sons. Patricia Arquette's elastic underwear-band saves her from Hell.
- Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) 5
A white Senator's son wants to live the hip-hop lifestyle. Don't be hatin'.
- Men in Black II (2002) 5
A semi-amusing replica of the original popcorn flick. The train-station locker creatures steal the show.
- Metro (1997) 5
Hostage negotiator Eddie Murphy is targeted by an escaped bank robber he once helped imprison.
- Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) 5
English auctioneer Hugh Grant proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, who requires favors.
- National Treasure (2004) 5
Diane Heidkrueger has been able to capture my attention since her mid-1990s modeling days.
- Outside Ozona (1998) 5
Oklahoma motorists listening to the same radio station DJ are connected by a serial killer.
- Payback (1999) 5
Thief Mel Gibson plots revenge when he is betrayed by his wife and best friend.
- Picture Perfect (1997) 5
Successful career woman Jennifer Aniston has an incomplete personal life. What makes the perfect mate?
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) 5
This Disney pirate saga is worse than its predecessor (again). Yo-ho-horribly incoherent. Franchise over yet?
- Practical Magic (1998) 5
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are cursed sisters with a hereditary gift for practical magic.
- Road Trip (2000) 5
Four college friends take a road trip to retrieve a mistakenly mailed sex tape. Crass.
- Rush Hour 2 (2001) 5
Jackie Chan and comedian Chris Tucker get involved in a Hong Kong counterfeit money scam.
- Saving Private Perez (2011) 5
A Mexican crime lord plans to invade Iraq to rescue his brother. Ridiculous, wacky violence.
- Scary Movie (2000) 5
A spoof of dozens of movies, from Scream to American Beauty to the Sixth Sense.
- She's All That (1999) 5
A Pygmalion remake. Freddie Prinze Jr. bets he can make Rachael Leigh Cook prom queen.
- Spirit, The (2008) 5
Frank Miller's self-aware film noir is gorgeous, vapid, overacted and emotionless. Based on Eisner's comics.
- Stepmom (1998) 5
Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon star in a film of cheap sentiment and fatal illness.
- Step Brothers (2008) 5
Mildly amusing but so stupid. Juvenile bickering and pouting from 40-year-old adolescents Ferrell and Reilly.
- Varsity Blues (1999) 5
James Van Der Beek stars as a high-school quarterback. Amy Smart wears a whipped-cream bikini.
- What Just Happened (2008) 5
Two weeks in the life of big-time Hollywood producer Robert De Niro. Anxious, high-stakes triviality.
- Wild Things (1998) 5
Neve Campbell and Denise Richards make out in a swimming pool. And other stuff happens.
- You've Got Mail (1998) 5
I liked this Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie better when it was called Sleepless in Seattle.
- Zoolander (2001) 5
Ben Stiller wonders if there's more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.
- American Werewolf in Paris, An (1997) CRAP
At the Eiffel Tower an American tourist meets Julie Delpy, who possesses a werewolf serum.
- Animal, The (2001) CRAP
This crude 84-minute Rob Schneider disaster might have been an amusing Saturday Night Live skit.
- Bad Teacher (2011) CRAP
Gold digger Cameron Diaz is a terrible junior high teacher who wants breast-implant surgery. Misanthropic.
- Balls of Fury (2007) CRAP
Horrendously unfunny comedy mixes Ping-Pong, kung fu and sophomoric jokes with a secret FBI mission.
- Batman & Robin (1997) CRAP
Batman George Clooney, Uma Thurman and Alicia Silverstone starred in this contrived, colossal waste.
- Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) CRAP
Goofy and clumsy Chris Farley was raised by a clan of Ninja warriors.
- Bio-Dome (1996) CRAP
Pauly Shore. Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome science experiment. Kill me.
- Bordello of Blood (1996) CRAP
Another Cryptkeeper movie. This time a funeral parlor moonlights as a vampire whorehouse. Angie Everhart!
- Bride Wars (2009) CRAP
Was subjected to this loathsome, soul-crushingly shallow piece while traveling, almost killed self. Fuck this.
- Charlie's Angels (2000) CRAP
Cameron, Drew and Lucy Liu encourage objectification by the male gaze and call it liberation.
- Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle (2003) CRAP
Bimbo agents Cameron, Drew and Lucy Liu are back! With sparkly dirtbikes and eye-glitter!
- C.O.G. (2013) CRAP
A self-absorbed graduate tries living the simple life in Oregon, finds self-hatred through religion? Pointless garbage.
- Committed (2000) CRAP
Adorable nitwit Heather Graham follows her panicked husband across the country. Attempted hilarity ensues.
- Corky Romano (2001) CRAP
Bumbling idiot Chris Kattan tries to infiltrate the local FBI to destroy gang-related racketeering evidence.
- Coyote Ugly (2000) CRAP
Jerry Bruckheimer presents Tyra Banks's breasts and some blonde chick with an annoying voice.
- Curve, The (1998) CRAP
Matthew Lillard and a friend kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.
- Date Movie (2006) CRAP
Two Scary Movie screenwriters spoof the romantic comedy genre to death. Alyson Hannigan stars. Lame.
- Day Without a Mexican, A (2004) CRAP
California's entire Hispanic population vanishes into pink fog. Satirical premise is thoroughly beaten to death.
- Dead Man on Campus (1998) CRAP
Flunking college students Tom Everett Scott and Mark-Paul Gosselaar try to find a suicidal roommate.
- Desire (2017) CRAP
Two estranged sisters reunite at a wedding. Lust destroys their lives again. Boring yet poetic.
- Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) CRAP
Aquarium-cleaner Rob Schneider becomes a gigolo after being mistaken for one. It's juvenile vuglar fun.
- Dirty Work (1998) CRAP
In desperate need of money, Norm MacDonald opens a revenge-for-hire service. Worthless unfunny slapstick.
- Down to You (2000) CRAP
Freddie Prinze Jr. sucks. Julia Stiles sucks. Mutually self-absorbed, together they suck even more.
- Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) CRAP
A moronic Minnesota beauty pageant, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin and Kirstie Alley.
- Drowning Mona (2000) CRAP
A woman drives a car into the river. Everyone in town is a murder suspect.
- Dunston Checks In (1996) CRAP
Concierge Jason Alexander works in a luxury hotel. Enter a friendly, jewel-thief orangutan. Silly hijinx!
- Emoji Movie, The (2017) CRAP
They turned a smartphone messaging app into a movie? I was nihilistically curious. WEARY. GRIMACING.
- Epic Movie (2007) CRAP
Following the unwatchable Date Movie, now these hacks imitate mega-blockbusters. I enjoyed Jayma Mays.
- Failure to Launch (2006) CRAP
Matthew McConaughey's parents set him up with Sarah Jessica Parker so he'll finally move out.
- Flubber (1997) CRAP
This remake stars absent-minded professor Robin Williams who creates a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.
- Fools Rush In (1997) CRAP
A formulaic romantic comedy Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek. Salma deserved a better costar.
- Half Baked (1998) CRAP
Get me an avocado, an ice pick, and my snorkel. I've made bongs with less.
- Home Alone 3 (1997) CRAP
Macaulay Culkin wasn't in this masterful piece of work, but a young Scarlett Johansson was.
- Hot Chick, The (2002) CRAP
An attractive but mean-spirited girl becomes trapped in Rob Schneider's body. Stupid but mildly amusing.
- Idle Hands (1999) CRAP
A boy's right hand becomes murderously possessed. Jessica Alba may prevent you from killing yourself.
- Inspector Gadget (1999) CRAP
Security guard Matthew Broderick is transformed into a cybernetic police officer in this adapted cartoon.
- Jawbreaker (1999) CRAP
Popular highschoolers Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart and Julie Benz accidentally kill the prom queen.
- Just Like Heaven (2005) CRAP
Reese Witherspoon, in spirit form, inhabits architect Mark Ruffalo's apartment in this formulaic romantic comedy.
- Josie and the Pussycats (2001) CRAP
Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson star in this annoying pop-music satire.
- Knockaround Guys (2001) CRAP
A derivative mobster movie starring Vin Diesel, Seth Green and Barry Pepper.
- Lake Placid (1999) CRAP
Why couldn't the 30-foot crocodile have eaten everyone? At least it's only 82 minutes long.
- Legally Blonde (2001) CRAP
Looking to commit suicide? Reese Witherspoon can help that thought process along.
- Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) CRAP
Soul-crushingly shallow materialism mixed with plucky good-heartedness. I will now light myself on fire.
- Loser (2000) CRAP
Irritating college student Jason Biggs falls in love with Mena Suvari.
- Meet the Spartans (2008) CRAP
Friedberg and Seltzer reinforce their status as truly unparalleled hacks of the spoof genre. Terrible.
- Miss Congeniality (2000) CRAP
Annoying FBI agent Sandra Bullock goes undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant.
- New Guy, The (2002) CRAP
A crude high-school movie about reinventing yourself. Zooey Deschanel could not redeem its incoherence.
- National Lampoon's Barely Legal (2003) CRAP
Three high school guys attempt to make a porno movie. Vic Ramalot takes it personally.
- Not Another Teen Movie (2001) CRAP
A tasteless spoof of bad teen-movie clichés. Chock full of dick jokes and scatological humor.
- Patch Adams (1998) CRAP
Robin Williams stars in this emotionally manipulative story about the power of laughter as medicine.
- Runaway Bride (1999) CRAP
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere try to capitalize on Pretty Woman's success. I nearly puked.
- Say It Isn't So (2001) CRAP
I would love to say this Heather Graham movie wasn't so. And get a refund.
- Scooby-Doo (2002) CRAP
Matthew Lillard's Shaggy impression is great, but the rest of this live-action adaptation is useless.
- Scream 3 (2000) CRAP
Neve Campbell and David Arquette return for the final chapter of this slasher trilogy.
- Slackers (2002) CRAP
Not even Jason Schwartzman can save this utterly detestable gross-out comedy. Painfully unfunny.
- Spice World (1997) CRAP
This plotless gibberish about the Spice Girls phenomenon is not bad enough to be good.
- Stupids, The (1996) CRAP
Incredibly dimwitted Tom Arnold unknowingly blunders into an illegal weapons deal with his stupid family.
- Summer Catch (2001) CRAP
Watching Freddie Prinze Jr. is painful, but Jessica Biel's wet t-shirt almost made it bearable.
- Sweet Home Alabama (2002) CRAP
I'm sorry, but Reese Witherspoon made me want to skewer my temples.
- Sweetest Thing, The (2002) CRAP
A disposable saccharine comedy about searching for love, starring Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate.
- Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017) CRAP
An awkward explorer, with Peruvian mummy sidekick, versus a millionaire looking for King Midas' necklace.
- Three to Tango (1999) CRAP
Sitcom-quality actors Matthew Perry and Neve Campbell succeed in little more than furthering sexual stereotypes.
- Tuxedo, The (2002) CRAP
Chauffer Jackie Chan wears a special gadget-laden tuxedo. Jennifer Love Hewitt is also present.
- Van Wilder (2002) CRAP
Tara Reid and Ryan Reynolds are incapable of intelligent conversation, but let's not fault Ryan.
- Vegas Vacation (1997) CRAP
This completely uninspired slapstick sequel sends Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo to Las Vegas.
- Very Bad Things (1998) CRAP
A dark comedy about the consequences of a prostitute's death during a Vegas bachelor party.
- Waterboy, The (1998) CRAP
Frustrated waterboy Adam Sandler shows a talent for tackling football players in this dumb movie.
- Where the Heart Is (2000) CRAP
Pregnant Natalie Portman is abandoned at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart. Ashley Judd needs to be spayed.
- Wild Girl Waltz (2013) CRAP
I want to support indie films, but this was almost unwatchable. Painful acting, unlikable characters.
- Wild Wild West (1999) CRAP
Stars gunslinger Will Smith and Salma Hayek. Features a giant steam-powered spider, with Gatling guns.
- Wrong Cops (2013) CRAP
Aggressively self-conscious inanity via wild, musical antics of a moronic, corrupt police force. WTF, Dupieux.
- Year One (2009) CRAP
Even though Jack Black and Michael Cera are naturally hilarious, this plotless movie doesn't work.
Comedy Films (1996-2019)Search returned all comedy movies out of 1603 total rated films.
Some are hilarious. Others have that one slightly funny joke you saw in the trailer.
FROM BAD TO WORSE
Statistical ratings distribution of these 529 films (33% of total rated films):
With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
(especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
Average rating for these 529 films: 6.6.
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