Movie Ratings & Reviews
Last film added: December 31, 2017. There are currently 1566 films in the database (since 1996).
- A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) 10
A futuristic adaptation of the tale of Pinocchio, using intelligent robots with real feelings.
- 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?
- Arrival (2016) 10
Linguistics professor Amy Adams and the tense puzzle of 12 alien spacecraft. Deeply affecting humanity.
- Artist, The (2011) 10
A jaded modern audience can enjoy this silent movie like it's 1927. Remarkable and charming.
- Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 10
Her father's ill, ice caps are melting and aurochs are invading six-year-old Hushpuppy's bayou. Love.
- Before Midnight (2013) 10
Linklater's second sequel to Before Sunrise, set another nine years later, in Greece. Brilliant, believable.
- Before Sunset (2004) 10
Richard Linklater directs the sequel to Before Sunrise, set nine years later, in Paris.
- 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.
- Boyhood (2014) 10
Richard Linklater's endearing, masterful 12-year epic of the life of a young man. Amazing achievement.
- Dark City (1998) 10
Rufus Sewell struggles to recover his memories in a nightmarish world run by telekinetic beings.
- Enemy (2014) 10
Surreal, spider-infested portrayal of a man's subconscious war over infidelity, control by women. Haunting menace.
- Eraserhead 2000 (2001) 10
David Lynch's restored first feature film. A nightmarish 1977 masterpiece of grotesque, eerie postindustrial life.
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 10
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories.
- Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) 10
Compelling portrait of Banksy and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
- Fall, The (2008) 10
Tarsem Singh, director of 'The Cell,' creates a delightful fantasy based in 1920s Los Angeles.
- Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 10
A brilliant adaptation by Wes Anderson of the classic Roald Dahl book. Fantastic stop-motion animation.
- Fargo (1996) 10
Stubborn, pregnant police officer Frances McDormand investigates a bungled crime. A Coen Brothers masterpiece.
- Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) 10
A documentary about an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer and a robotics designer.
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) 10
As your attorney, I advise you watch Johnny Depp as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
- Fight Club (1999) 10
This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. Edward Norton stars.
- Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) 10
Forest Whitaker lives on a New York rooftop, with pigeons, and follows the Samurai code.
- Grand Budapest Hotel, The (2014) 10
Wes Anderson crafts a wonderful pre-WWII Europe inspired by the late Austrian writer Stefan Zweig.
- Ghost Story, A (2017) 10
Bedsheet-covered meditation on the passage of time and death's inevitability. A profoundly sad haunted house.
- Ghost World (2001) 10
A witty appraisal of America during the summer following Thora Birch's high school graduation.
- Gravity (2013) 10
Breathtaking masterpiece inspires profound reflection on Earth and humanity. Among the greatest films ever made.
- 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.
- Hugo (2011) 10
In the 1930s, a boy lives in the walls of a Paris train station. Extraordinary.
- Hurt Locker, The (2009) 10
An intense, complex war film. Intelligent, exhilarating psychological thriller about urban warfare in Iraq.
- In the Realms of the Unreal (2004) 10
Visionary artist Henry Darger was a hospital janitor who privately authored a 15,000-page fantasy novel.
- Inception (2010) 10
Brilliant concept and direction by Christopher Nolan. A dream within a dream within a dream.
- Inglourious Basterds (2009) 10
A funny, violent Tarantino film about guerrilla soldiers in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
- Inland Empire (2006) 10
Lynch examines Hollywood and its artistic constraints in a bizarre/long jumble of movies within movies.
- Interstellar (2014) 10
NASA explorers travel through a wormhole seeking habitable planets. Grand, quantum portrait of human endurance.
- 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.
- Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 10
Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the Bride in a martial-arts quest of revenge.
- Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) 10
Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the murderous Bride bent on exacting vengeance against Bill.
- Lost Highway (1997) 10
David Lynch's brilliant cinematic Möbius strip of paranoia, adultery, murder, and Freudian psychology.
- Lost in Translation (2003) 10
Unhappily married movie star Bill Murray meets neglected newlywed Scarlett Johansson in Tokyo.
- Memento (2000) 10
A man with no short-term memory uses tattooed notes to hunt down his wife's killer.
- Midnight in Paris (2011) 10
A surreal, inspired masterpiece by Woody Allen about the importance of living in the present.
- Moon (2009) 10
One man and a computer run a lunar base that supplies Earth with energy. Meditative.
- Moonlight (2016) 10
A masterpiece. Tenderly chronicles a young black man's rough and anxious life in 1980s Miami.
- Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 10
Wes Anderson's charming story of two 12-year-old lovers who flee their 1960s New England town.
- Mr. Nobody (2010) 10
Nemo Nobody is the last mortal in the world. Mind-bending story across time. Perfect soundtrack.
- Mulholland Drive (2001) 10
David Lynch directs a dark Hollywood conspiracy about the psychosis of becoming someone else.
- Perks of Being a Wallflower, The (2012) 10
A coming-of-age story about a shy freshman who meets his first love. Surprisingly deep, moving.
- Planet Earth (2006) 10
Spectacular 11-part BBC documentary of the diversity of Earth's life, from the poles to deserts.
- Pi (1998) 10
A paranoid mathematician searches for a number to unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
- Punch-Drunk Love (2002) 10
Businessman Adam Sandler begins a romantic journey with a curious woman amidst personal chaos.
- Scanner Darkly, A (2006) 10
Richard Linklater, Philip K. Dick, Keanu Reeves, Radiohead and interpolated rotoscoping animation. Brilliant.
- Searching for Sugar Man (2012) 10
The incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest 1970s rock icon who never was. Heartwarming.
- Short Films of David Lynch, The (2002) 10
A detailed DVD collection of Lynch's six short films, dating 1966 to 1996. Horrifically odd.
- Sin City (2005) 10
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez create a brilliant piece of ultra-violent, stylized noir. Visually stunning.
- Sling Blade (1996) 10
Amazing Billy Bob Thornton film. I don't reckon I got no reason to kill nobody.
- Social Network, The (2010) 10
Fincher's chronicle of the founding of Facebook. From Harvard in 2003 to 500 million friends.
- South Park - Imaginationland (2007) 10
Epic three-part story arc from season 11 released as a standalone movie. The best ever.
- Stay (2005) 10
The desperate psychological nightmare of a dying man. A visually rich, ghost-inhabited alternate reality.
- Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 10
Poignant tale about the redemption of a small town after a tragic school bus accident.
- Trainspotting (1996) 10
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a starter home. Choose a career. Choose a family.
- Tree of Life, The (2011) 10
Terrence Malick's insightful, gorgeous and bold vision. Sincerely explores the meaning of life and love.
- V for Vendetta (2006) 10
The Wachowski Brothers present the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, starring Natalie Portman.
- 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.
- You Can Count on Me (2000) 10
Drifter Mark Ruffalo reunites with sister Laura Linney in their childhood hometown.
- 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 9
Winstead awakens in a bunker. Is the outside world under widespread attack? Tense chamber piece.
- 12 Years a Slave (2013) 9
Gut-wrenching adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of free-born Solomon Northup who was abducted into slavery.
- 127 Hours (2011) 9
Mountain climber Aron Ralston's harrowing week trapped in a canyon. Survival instincts and prophetic visions.
- 13th (2016) 9
In-depth look at racial inequality, criminalization and the prison-industrial complex in the U.S. Essential. Tragic.
- (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.
- All the Real Girls (2003) 9
This believable natural drama about love and anger stars Zooey Deschanel.
- American Beauty (1999) 9
A dark drama of suburban picket-fence depression and frustration. Stars Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
- American Hustle (2013) 9
Fictionalization of the Abscam FBI sting operation of the early 1980s. Stylishly brilliant criminal behavior.
- 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.
- Another Earth (2011) 9
A second Earth from a parallel universe appears in the sky. A meditation on destiny.
- Apostle, The (1997) 9
Robert Duvall stars as a Texas preacher who changes his name and flees to Louisiana.
- Argo (2012) 9
Amazing CIA-Canadian secret operation, via Hollywood, to return six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis.
- As Good as It Gets (1997) 9
Come on in, and try not to ruin everything by being you. Jack Nicholson stars.
- Atonement (2007) 9
One night in 1935 England, bearing false witness changes three lives forever. Keira Knightley 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.
- Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) 9
The story of puppeteer Kevin Clash, the heart and soul of Elmo. Touching and inspiring.
- Birdman (2014) 9
Washed-up movie star Keaton attempts a comeback via Broadway play while battling his ego. Surreal.
- Black Swan (2010) 9
Ballet dancer Natalie Portman slowly loses her mind while preparing to star in Swan Lake.
- Blackfish (2013) 9
The horrors of SeaWorld. Shows the devastating consequences of keeping intelligent, sentient creatures in captivity.
- 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!
- Bourne Ultimatum, The (2007) 9
The third installment, with Bourne as clever as ever. A satisfying and frenetically edited action-thriller.
- 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.
- Breaking the Waves (1996) 9
Recently paralyzed Stellan Skarsgård urges his wife to have sex with another. Devastating von Trier.
- Brokeback Mountain (2005) 9
Two sheepherders in the summer of 1963. I wish I knew how to quit you.
- Broken Embraces (2009) 9
Pedro Almodóvar's cinematic poem about a blind writer-director and his lost love Penélope Cruz.
- Broken Flowers (2005) 9
Bill Murray receives a mysterious pink letter that causes him to reflect on his past.
- Bringing Out the Dead (1999) 9
Nicolas Cage is a burned-out paramedic haunted by visions of people he's tried to save.
- Capote (2005) 9
A profile of writer Truman Capote, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, set during the early 1960s.
- Captain Fantastic (2016) 9
A survivalist raising his children in an isolated Washington forest must return to civilization. Parenting!
- Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) 9
Inside France's Chauvet Cave, Werner Herzog idiosyncratically explores the history of art and human culture.
- Chicken Run (2000) 9
Aardman Animations presents a comedy escape drama on a sinister chicken farm in 1950s England.
- Children of Men (2007) 9
Humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in dystopian London in 2027.
- Chop Shop (2008) 9
A hard-working, resourceful street orphan in Queens struggles to create a better life for himself.
- Citizenfour (2014) 9
Whistleblower Edward Snowden releases classified info about mass global surveillance by the NSA. Gripping, chilling.
- Contact (1997) 9
Jodie Foster stars in this Carl Sagan story about the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.
- Coraline (2009) 9
A secret door reveals a young girl's alternate, button-eyed life. Fantastic experience in RealD 3D.
- Cove, The (2009) 9
Activists infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose tragic abuses of dolphins. Thrilling investigation.
- Cube (1998) 9
Seven complete strangers awaken one day in a cubical Kafkaesque maze filled with deadly traps.
- Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008) 9
A man ages backwards, with bizarre consequences. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt.
- Dallas Buyers Club (2013) 9
In 1985, Ron Woodroof defies the FDA and helps HIV/AIDS patients get medication. Empathic, remarkable.
- Darjeeling Limited, The (2007) 9
Three estranged, drug-addicted brothers meet for a train trip across India. Heartwarming Wes Anderson cinema.
- Dark Days (2000) 9
A cinematic portrait of the homeless population living permanently in New York City's underground tunnels.
- Dark Knight, The (2008) 9
Nolan's nightmarish adaptation of Batman, Joker and Two-Face raises the bar for comic-book movies, again.
- Departed, The (2006) 9
Martin Scorsese's gritty crime drama is centered on two cops, the Irish mob and rats.
- Descendants, The (2011) 9
George Clooney reconnects with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured. Poignant imperfections.
- Dirty Pretty Things (2002) 9
Turkish chambermaid Audrey Tautou works at a London hotel where drug dealing and prostitution abound.
- District 9 (2009) 9
Biotechnology fable about an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth. Political.
- Django Unchained (2012) 9
Tarantino's story of a freed slave, German bounty hunter and brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Nuts.
- DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010) 9
Strassman and Hancock explore connections between human spirituality and neuroscience through psychedelics.
- Donnie Darko (2001) 9
A complex chain of events determine the fate of a teenager and a giant bunny-rabbit.
- Double, The (2014) 9
Cinematic adaptation of the Dostoevsky tale, full of loneliness and paranoia. Charmingly absurd, bureaucratic dystopia.
- Drive (2011) 9
Getaway driver Ryan Gosling falls in love with his married neighbor. Badass, stylish character study.
- Drunk History - Season 1 (2008) 9
Drunk historians try to describe history while Jack Black, Michael Cera and others reenact. Hilarious.
- Eastern Promises (2007) 9
Cronenberg's metaphysical exploration of Russian mobsters in London. A fantastic descent into the underworld.
- Edge of Tomorrow (2014) 9
Cruise is caught in a time loop as Earth battles an alien invasion. Inspired blockbuster.
- Encounters at the End of the World (2008) 9
Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica and talks to wayward travelers and philosophers on the frontier.
- Enter the Void (2010) 9
Stunning and technically ingenious. A drug dealer takes the ultimate trip, from DMT to out-of-body.
- eXistenZ (1999) 9
Game designer Jennifer Jason Leigh creates a virtual-reality experience indistinguishable from real life.
- Ex Machina (2015) 9
A young programmer is selected to help evaluate a female A.I. dubbed Ava. Thrilling, smart.
- Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 9
A dangerous odyssey of sexual and moral discovery starring Kidman and Cruise. Kubrick's last film.
- Fighter, The (2010) 9
The early years of boxer Micky Ward and his blue-collar family who misguidedly exploit him.
- Finding Nemo (2003) 9
Pixar Animation presents a father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, an adventurous boy clownfish.
- Finding Neverland (2004) 9
Marc Forster presents Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
- Following (1998) 9
A dark thriller by Christopher Nolan about a young writer who follows strangers around London.
- Food, Inc. (2009) 9
A disturbing look inside America's corporate-controlled food industry. Necessary documentary about what we eat.
- 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.
- Gattaca (1997) 9
In a sterile, genetically-enhanced world, Ethan Hawke was born naturally, with dreams of space travel.
- 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.
- Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) 9
A fast-moving, entertaining portrait of late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, narrated by Johnny Depp.
- Gosford Park (2001) 9
In 1932 England, this Robert Altman drama explores multiple storylines of party guests and servants.
- Grindhouse (2007) 9
Tarantino/Rodriguez double bill. A gory, witty homage to seedy 1970s B-movie thrillers, including fake trailers.
- Grizzly Man (2005) 9
Director Werner Herzog explores the life, death and values of grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell.
- Heaven (2002) 9
The first of the Kieslowski trilogy, starring Cate Blanchett. Tom Tykwer directs this philosophical escape.
- Helvetica (2007) 9
No modern typeface is more ubiquitous than Helvetica. What are the responsibilities of graphic designers?
- Hidden Figures (2017) 9
Spotlights NASA's black female mathematicians during the 1960s space race, especially Katherine Johnson. Vital history.
- High Fidelity (2000) 9
John Cusack, a record store owner and compulsive list-maker, recounts his top five relationship breakups.
- How to Die in Oregon (2011) 9
Peter Richardson's respectful, heartbreaking documentary about physician-assisted suicide and the beauty of life.
- Hype! (1996) 9
The Seattle grunge music scene of the early 1990s and its effects on American culture.
- Ice Storm, The (1997) 9
An ice storm hits 1973 suburban Connecticut as middle-class families shatter social taboos through experimentation.
- In Pursuit of Panama (2009) 9
An allegorical, Kerouac-like documentary about two lifelong friends who embark on a seven-country road trip.
- In the Company of Men (1997) 9
Two businessmen decide to find, romance, and dump a vulnerable woman in this black comedy.
- Inconvenient Truth, An (2006) 9
Al Gore's lecture about global warming and environmental responsibility is Carl Saganesque. It's PowerPoint cinema!
- 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.
- Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries, The (2013) 9
Six Neil deGrasse Tyson lectures exploring what we don't know about how the universe works.
- Inside Job (2010) 9
Comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008. Corruption in politics, regulation and academia.
- Inside Out (2015) 9
A Minnesota tween is moved to California. What goes on in her head? Pixar brilliance.
- Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010) 9
Discovery Channel cosmology miniseries that discusses aliens, time travel and the history of the universe.
- Into the Wild (2007) 9
Christopher McCandless abandons his privileged life and adventures to live alone in the Alaskan wilderness.
- It Follows (2015) 9
A terrifying supernatural entity starts following a young woman after a sexual encounter. Gripping, ingenious.
- Jacket, The (2005) 9
Military veteran Adrien Brody can foresee his own death and possibly change Keira Knightley's future.
- Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) 9
Behind Jodorowsky's ambitious, influential mid-1970s sci-fi film failure. With Dalí, Giger, Welles, Jagger, Pink Floyd.
- King's Speech, The (2010) 9
Inspiring portrait of the stammering King George VI of Britain and his ballsy speech therapist.
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) 9
Hilarious. An ironic, smartass tribute to detective fiction, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer.
- L.A. Confidential (1997) 9
A film of police corruption, tabloid journalism and Hollywood sleaze, set in 1950s Los Angeles.
- Lars and the Real Girl (2007) 9
A remarkable achievement that reveals pure, heartbreaking humanity through a sex doll from the Internet.
- Last Night (1998) 9
There are six hours until the end of the world. What would you do?
- 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.
- Life of Pi (2012) 9
A shipwrecked Indian boy survives on a lifeboat, with zoo animals for company. Magical fable.
- Limbo (1999) 9
A film set in Alaska's wilderness about people living in limbo. There is no ending.
- Locke (2014) 9
The Tom Hardy show. An intense series of phone calls while driving to London. Gripping.
- Looper (2012) 9
In 2042, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a hired assassin who kills people sent from the future.
- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) 9
I don't think there's going to be a return journey, Mr. Frodo.
- Machinist, The (2004) 9
Insomniac industrial worker Christian Bale is a walking skeleton in this paranoid schizophrenic thriller.
- Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) 9
The fourth and best chapter. Charlize Theron rebels against tyranny in post-apocalyptic Australia. Car chase!
- Magnolia (1999) 9
A study of nine interconnected lives and random events one day in San Fernando Valley.
- Man from Earth, The (2007) 9
Set in a single room, this thoughtful, philosophical play might blow your mind a little.
- Martian, The (2015) 9
Astronaut Matt Damon, accidentally abandoned on Mars, has just one month of supplies. Compelling realism.
- Matrix, The (1999) 9
Déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
- 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.
- Meeting People Is Easy (1999) 9
A documentary about the band Radiohead. An OK Computer travelogue of the disorientation of touring.
- Melancholia (2011) 9
Kirsten Dunst suffers from melancholia and a mysterious planet threatens Earth. Epic Lars von Trier.
- Michael Clayton (2007) 9
This paranoid, intelligent legal thriller stars Clooney as a large New York law firm's fixer.
- Million Dollar Baby (2004) 9
Clint Eastwood works with a determined Hilary Swank in her attempt to become a boxer.
- Minority Report (2002) 9
An excellent futuristic thriller with irrelevant distractions, including vomit, snot and anthropomorphic plants.
- Monster (2003) 9
Charlize Theron is nearly unrecognizable in her moving portrayal of serial-killer prostitute Aileen Wuornos.
- My Winnipeg (2008) 9
Haunting, personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin's hometown of Winnipeg, and of his psyche. Unique.
- Mystic River (2003) 9
A childhood tragedy overshadows the lives of three Boston men, who are reunited as adults.
- No Country for Old Men (2007) 9
A heroin stash and $2 million spirals into catastrophic violence, courtesy of the Coen Brothers.
- 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.
- Others, The (2001) 9
Nicole Kidman lives in a darkened and haunted old house with her two photosensitive children.
- Pianist, The (2002) 9
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of WWII.
- Pixar Story, The (2008) 9
Documentary about the history of animation, and the origin and successes of Pixar Animation Studios.
- Place Beyond the Pines, The (2013) 9
Motorcycle stunt rider Gosling wants to provide for his newborn son. Haunting modern Greek tragedy.
- Predestination (2015) 9
Paradoxical head-trip. A temporal agent pursues an elusive terrorist through time, tries to prevent disasters.
- Prestige, The (2006) 9
A rivalry of deadly stage illusions escalates between Victorian-era magicians. David Bowie is Nikola Tesla!
- Primer (2004) 9
This puzzle film of time-travel paradoxes and loopholes begins with four inventors in a garage.
- Prisoner - Complete Series Megaset, The (2006) 9
Resigned secret agent McGoohan becomes trapped in an idyllic village. A 1967-68 TV cult classic.
- Rango (2011) 9
A chameleon arrives in a lawless Wild West outpost in need of a new sheriff.
- Requiem for a Dream (2000) 9
Purple in the morning, blue in the afternoon, and orange in the evening.
- Revenant, The (2015) 9
The resilience of Leonardo DiCaprio, 1820s frontiersman on a fur trading expedition. Epic survival tale.
- Revolutionary Road (2009) 9
Titanic II is emotionally devastating, gut-wrenching and profound. Shakes the American Dream to its core.
- Room (2016) 9
A loving mother raising her boy within the confines of a small shed. Incredibly moving.
- Room 237 (2013) 9
Explores the meaning of Kubrick's 'The Shining': Native American genocide, the Holocaust, Apollo moon landings?
- 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.
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) 9
Clever graphic novel adaptation about a boy who must defeat his girlfriend's seven evil exes.
- Selma (2015) 9
Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via a 1965 Alabama march. Vital.
- Senna (2011) 9
Poignant documentary of the rise and tragic death of Brazilian F1 racing driver Ayrton Senna.
- Shine (1996) 9
Uplifting Geoffrey Rush film that's based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott.
- Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 9
Warm, quirky film about dealing with mental illness (through football, dance). Jennifer Lawrence is wonderful.
- Single Man, The (2010) 9
A heartbroken English professor is having trouble coping with his life in 1960s California. Wonderful.
- Sixth Sense, The (1999) 9
Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment star. I see dead people.
- Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 9
A love story intertwines the slums and gangs of Mumbai with a TV game show.
- Song of the Sea (2014) 9
Magical journey of Irish siblings to free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Beautiful.
- Source Code (2011) 9
An ingenious and exciting thriller with some gaps in logic. Profound filmmaking by Duncan Jones.
- South Park - The Complete 13 Seasons (2009) 9
The misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
- Spotlight (2015) 9
True story of Boston Globe journalists uncovering systematic child molestation cover-ups in the Catholic Church.
- Squid and the Whale, The (2005) 9
Based on director Noah Baumbach's adolescence in Brooklyn. Two brothers deal with divorce during 1986.
- Star Trek (2009) 9
An inspired reboot of the Star Trek franchise. J.J. Abrams expertly renders the lens-flare brilliance.
- Station Agent, The (2003) 9
A solitary man with dwarfism inherits an abandoned train depot and moves in. Understated magic.
- Steve Jobs (2015) 9
Explores Jobs's ruthless drive to revolutionize computing. Behind the scenes of three iconic product launches.
- Straight Story, The (1999) 9
A David Lynch and Disney anomaly. An old man rides his tractor across the Midwest.
- Stranger Than Fiction (2006) 9
Will Ferrell tries to figure out who's narrating his unraveling life. Maggie Gyllenhaal is adorable.
- Stranger Things - Seasons 1-2 (2017) 9
A small Indiana town in the 1980s has a shadowy parallel dimension. Thrilling, emotionally resonant.
- 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.
- Take Shelter (2011) 9
Tense, haunting film about a father being driven mad by apocalyptic visions. Paranoid or prophetic?
- Tape (2001) 9
Richard Linklater presents Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman dissecting high school memories in a motel.
- There Will Be Blood (2007) 9
A P.T. Anderson film about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered on a California prospector.
- Three Kings (1999) 9
The Gulf War aftermath, stolen Iraqi gold, skeet-shooting with Nerf footballs, and George Clooney. Fantastic.
- Through the Wormhole - Season 1 (2010) 9
Compelling TV series that explores the deepest mysteries of human existence. Hosted by Morgan Freeman.
- Titanic (1997) 9
Romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the 'unsinkable' ship.
- Torrey Pines (2016) 9
Stop-motion adventure of 1990s youth. Director Clyde Peterson also leads queercore band Your Heart Breaks.
- Toy Story 3 (2010) 9
Andy's going to college. Even better than the first two, with a particularly poignant ending.
- Triangle (2010) 9
Passengers aboard a yacht are struck by mysterious weather conditions. Time runs in terrifying circles.
- True Grit (2010) 9
The Coen Brothers' remake of a classic Western has both ugly violence and touching humanity.
- Truman Show, The (1998) 9
Insurance salesman Jim Carrey discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.
- Twin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (2007) 9
David Lynch's groundbreaking 1990-91 TV series. It's a paranormal murder mystery set in northern Washington.
- Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) 9
David Lynch revisits the surreal, mystical character of a quaint Washington town 25 years later.
- Under the Skin (2014) 9
Existential, visually mesmerizing film about loneliness by Jonathan Glazer, starring the otherworldly Scarlett Johansson.
- Up (2009) 9
An old man ties thousands of balloons to his house, flies to South America. Poignant.
- Up in the Air (2009) 9
Downsizing expert Clooney spends his days isolated in planes and hotels. Complex, intelligent and moving.
- Upstream Color (2013) 9
Shane Carruth's fragmented, hypnotic story of lost identity. Puzzling allegory via Thoreau and psychotropic grubs.
- Vera Drake (2004) 9
Set in 1950s London, this film portrays a modest working-class woman who also performs abortions.
- Virgin Suicides, The (1999) 9
Lives in an affluent American suburb in the 1970s are forever changed by five sisters.
- Waking Life (2001) 9
Richard Linklater presents a uniquely animated universe that explores dream life and real life.
- 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.
- Watchmen (2009) 9
Zack Snyder successfully films Alan Moore's graphic novel about an alternate, quantum America in 1985.
- When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008) 9
Discovery's compelling six-part series about the race into space, the moon landings, shuttles, and beyond.
- Where the Wild Things Are (2009) 9
Spike Jonze adapts Maurice Sendak's classic story for the screen. Reality is a child's imagination.
- Whiplash (2014) 9
Driven by his cutthroat instructor, a conservatory drummer is hellbent on becoming a jazz great.
- Winged Migration (2001) 9
Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over three years on all seven continents.
- Winter's Bone (2010) 9
Powerful noir drama about a resilient 17-year-old who tries to find her missing, drug-dealing father.
- 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.
- Wrestler, The (2008) 9
Professional wrestler Mickey Rourke must retire, but life outside the ring is a dispiriting struggle.
- Zero Dark Thirty (2012) 9
Riveting story of the decade-long manhunt for Osama bin Laden. Finale balances catharsis with despair.
- 11:14 (2005) 8
An account of five seemingly random storylines that dreadfully converge one night at 11:14.
- 12 Angry Men (1997) 8
Excellent made-for-TV remake of the 1957 classic, starring George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon.
- 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless (2010) 8
An outdoorsman retraces the epic 1968 journey of his hero Yvon Chouinard to Patagonia. Inspiring.
- 20th Century Women (2017) 8
A teenager is raised by his bohemian mother and two young women. Southern California, 1979.
- 21 Grams (2003) 8
Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, and Naomi Watts star. How much does your soul weigh?
- 25th Hour (2002) 8
Edward Norton revaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before a seven-year jail term.
- 300 (2007) 8
An epic rendering of Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae. Stunning Spartan art-blood.
- 3:10 to Yuma (2007) 8
Complex Western remake centered on a stagecoach robbery. Stars outlaw Crowe and rancher Bale.
- 50/50 (2011) 8
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a 27-year-old who was just diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
- Abel Raises Cain (2005) 8
A documentary about world-class hoaxer Alan Abel, who exposes the media's obsession with the salacious.
- Adjustment Bureau, The (2011) 8
Politician Matt Damon and a ballerina are affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
- Adventure Time - Seasons 1 and 2 (2011) 8
A boy and a magical dog are hero-adventurers in the Land of Ooo. Hilariously bizarre.
- Almost Famous (2000) 8
A high-school boy is given the opportunity to write about a rising 1970s rock band.
- American Gangster (2007) 8
In Manhattan during the 1970s, heroin kingpin Frank Lucas smuggles drugs into America from Vietnam.
- American History X (1998) 8
There's nothing like neo-Nazi skinhead Edward Norton shattering your teeth against a concrete curb.
- Antichrist (2009) 8
Lars von Trier offers a bleak, self-indulgent vision of female sexuality and human cruelty. Shocking.
- Arrival, The (1996) 8
Astronomer Charlie Sheen discovers intelligent alien life, but the aliens are keeping a deadly secret.
- Art & Copy (2009) 8
Documents advertising's history and influence. Wisdom and inspiration from creative artists behind the campaigns.
- Attack the Block (2011) 8
A rowdy teen gang in South London exuberantly defends their block from an alien invasion.
- Avatar (2009) 8
Cameron delivers a forbidden love story set in an extraordinary, photorealistic alien world. 3D wonderment.
- Avengers, The (2012) 8
Nick Fury brings together Marvel superheroes to save the Earth from Loki. Very balanced effort.
- Away From Her (2007) 8
A man deals with the progression of his wife's Alzheimer's. Sarah Polley's character-driven directorial debut.
- Babadook, The (2014) 8
A single mother and her troubled boy find a creepy children's book. Slowly enveloping dread.
- Baby Driver (2017) 8
A baby-faced getaway driver is in deep trouble following a botched heist. Musical chase scenes.
- Bag It (2011) 8
Funny/disturbing environmental documentary about plastic bags, the ACC, BPA, phthalates and child development.
- Batman Begins (2005) 8
The prequel to the Batman series, directed by Christopher Nolan, includes an awesome Batmobile.
- Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) 8
Compelling, accessible animated superhero film, featuring Batman, the Red Hood, Nightwing and the Joker.
- Beautiful Losers (2009) 8
A collective group of do-it-yourself artists and designers in 1990s New York find success.
- Before Night Falls (2000) 8
A portrait of the life of Cuban author and exile Reinaldo Arenas, starring Javier Bardem.
- Best in Show (2000) 8
Christopher Guest presents a colorful array of dog owners competing at a national dog show.
- Between the Folds (2008) 8
PBS documentary about artists and scientists who have devoted their lives to modern origami.
- 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.
- Birth (2004) 8
Jonathan Glazer references Kubrick in this film about the possibility of reincarnation, starring Nicole Kidman.
- Blair Witch Project, The (1999) 8
In 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in a Maryland forest while researching a local legend.
- Blood Into Wine (2010) 8
Eccentric rocker Maynard James Keenan's journey from L.A. to running a world-class vineyard in Arizona.
- Blue Valentine (2010) 8
Deftly alternates between a dysfunctional couple's earlier in-love happiness and their later anguish. Remarkable.
- BoJack Horseman - Seasons 1-4 (2017) 8
Absurd adult cartoon about a washed-up 1990s sitcom horse in Hollywood. Surprising wit, depth, self-loathing.
- Boogie Nights (1997) 8
About the Los Angeles pornography industry of the 1970s and 1980s. Heather Graham is Rollergirl.
- Bottle Rocket (1996) 8
The oddball Wilson brothers bungle their way into a crime spree. Wes Anderson's directorial debut.
- Bourne Supremacy, The (2004) 8
A sequel that tops the original. Matt Damon resumes his life as a trained assassin.
- Bowling for Columbine (2002) 8
Michael Moore explores the roots of America's propensity for gun violence and the fear-mongering media.
- Box, The (2009) 8
Richard Kelly's third film is intriguing, frustrating, surreal and brimming with water imagery. Haunting absurdity.
- Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football (2008) 8
HBO chronicles the profound effect of the 1960s Civil Rights movement on college football programs.
- Brick (2006) 8
A memorable noir mystery set at a modern-day Southern California high school, using 1940s slang.
- Brooklyn (2015) 8
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, but ends up having to choose between countries/lives.
- Brothers Bloom, The (2009) 8
A charming tale of con artists and the intricate scams they concoct and live out.
- Bubble (2006) 8
Soderbergh's haunting, low-budget film featuring a doll factory in a decaying Midwest town, and murder.
- 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.
- Catch Me If You Can (2002) 8
Successful con-artist and millionaire Leonardo DiCaprio holds multiple identities. FBI agent Tom Hanks gives chase.
- Cars (2006) 8
Pixar presents hotshot rookie racecar Lightning McQueen, who crashes through Radiator Springs on Route 66.
- Cell, The (2000) 8
Psychotherapist Jennifer Lopez journeys inside a comatose serial killer's mind, hoping to recover information. Graphic.
- Chasing Amy (1997) 8
Two friends find success as creators of a hit comic book. Then they meet her.
- Christmas, Again (2015) 8
Life of a dejected Christmas-tree salesman. Small observations about human behavior, the importance of timing.
- Chronicle (2012) 8
Don't abuse your children or they might grow up to destroy Seattle with powerful telekinesis.
- Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrob... (2005) 8
Four British children travel through a magical wardrobe into C.S. Lewis's mythical land of Narnia.
- Cider House Rules, The (1999) 8
Tobey Maguire, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor, explores the world.
- City Dark, The (2012) 8
Documentary about the human and global consequences of modern light pollution and the disappearing stars.
- Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon (2006) 8
A documentary about political conflict in an Oregon logging town, directed by Peter Richardson.
- Cloud Atlas (2012) 8
An ambitious, sprawling epic from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. Complex, spectacular, gimmicky and disjointed.
- Closer (2004) 8
Natalie Portman plays a cheeky pink-haired stripper in this film about relationships, attraction, and betrayal.
- Cloverfield (2008) 8
It's Godzilla epicness, Blair Witch Project shakiness, and Alien viciousness concealing a Manhattan love story.
- CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015) 8
Exposes the lack of women and minorities in tech. Explores reasons why and possible solutions.
- 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'.
- Congress, The (2014) 8
Ambitious, futuristic amalgam of Hollywood actor digitization and animated illusory utopia. Trippy. Robin Wright stars.
- Conjuring, The (2013) 8
Creepy-as-hell 1971 paranormal investigation of a haunted Rhode Island farmhouse by Ed and Lorraine Warren.
- Constant Gardener, The (2005) 8
A story of corruption in the pharmaceutical industry and how AIDS-ravaged Africa is being exploited.
- Corpse Bride (2005) 8
Tim Burton presents a shy groom whisked into the underworld after inadvertently marrying the dead.
- Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey - Episodes 1-7 (2014) 8
Neil deGrasse Tyson picks up where Carl Sagan left off. The story of our universe.
- Crash (2005) 8
The lives of a multiethnic collection of Los Angeles characters grippingly interweave over two days.
- Cremaster 3 (2002) 8
Matthew Barney's art installation epic where he plays the Entered Apprentice and faces bizarre adversaries.
- Dancer in the Dark (2000) 8
Björk arrives in America with her son, expecting life to be like a Hollywood film.
- Dangerous Method, A (2011) 8
How the relationships between Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein gave birth to psychoanalysis.
- Dark Knight Rises, The (2012) 8
Very emotionally dark film that rises to an impressive, satisfying finale for Nolan's Batman trilogy.
- David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) 8
Lynch discusses his early life, his art and his creative process. Meditative smoking and painting.
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) 8
Ten years after the simian flu pandemic, human survivors and apes are drawn into battle.
- Death Proof (2007) 8
Tarantino's half of Grindhouse. Scarred stuntman Kurt Russell uses his car to murder voluptuous women.
- 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.
- Drag Me to Hell (2009) 8
Loan officer Alison Lohman becomes cursed after evicting an elderly gypsy woman from her home.
- Dynamic:01 - The Best Of DavidLynch.com (2007) 8
A collection of short films and interviews created for subscribing members of DavidLynch.com. Weird experiments.
- East, The (2013) 8
Private intelligence agent Brit Marling infiltrates an anarchist group that attacks her firm's corporate clients.
- Election (1999) 8
Obnoxious overachiever Reese Witherspoon is running for student body president. Cue vindictive teacher Matthew Broderick.
- English Patient, The (1996) 8
A three-hour, WWII-era love story. A young nurse tends to a badly burned Hungarian mapmaker.
- Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) 8
Good-natured look at the 1980 college party scene, the shenanigans of an unsupervised baseball team.
- Everything is a Remix (2012) 8
Four-part video series by Kirby Ferguson about the culture of copying, transforming and combining media.
- Experimenter (2015) 8
True story of social psychologist Stanley Milgram's experiments on human obedience, by using electric shock.
- Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) 8
A searing indictment of the Bush monarchy. The huddled masses bring forth their moral indignation.
- Fast Food Nation (2006) 8
A humanistic, fictionalized behind-the-scenes portrait of America's fast food and meat packing industries.
- Finding Dory (2016) 8
The forgetful blue tang fish searches for her long-lost parents, journeys to an ocean conservatory.
- Finding Vivian Maier (2013) 8
Fascinating investigation into the mysteries of an eccentric, secretive nanny with a prolific photographic legacy.
- Forks Over Knives (2011) 8
Vast evidence that a whole foods, plant-based diet can reverse diseases caused by animal-based foods.
- Fountain, The (2006) 8
Three stories of love/mortality that weave in the legendary quest for the Fountain of Youth.
- Franklyn (2009) 8
In a future metropolis (see Dark City, Blade Runner) and contemporary London, Eva Green stars.
- Frost/Nixon (2008) 8
A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between David Frost and Richard Nixon.
- 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.
- Get Out (2017) 8
A black man meets his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend at their estate. Razor-sharp.
- Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) 8
Simplifies historical conflict (1950s McCarthyism) to illustrate TV journalism's responsibility to question authority.
- Good Will Hunting (1997) 8
Troubled MIT janitor Matt Damon is a gifted mathematician. Can he turn his life around?
- Gone Girl (2014) 8
Embrace media hysteria and lose faith in marriage and justice with Fincher's dark psychological thriller.
- Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman, A (2015) 8
History of Aardman Animations, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio behind Morph, Wallace & Gromit.
- Gruffalo, The (2009) 8
A cunning mouse outwits a succession of predators while walking in the deep dark wood.
- Gummo (1997) 8
A disturbing, plotless tale of freakshow characters living in tornado-ravaged poverty, by Harmony Korine.
- Half Nelson (2006) 8
Inner-city junior high history teacher Gosling forms an unlikely friendship with a student. Complex, absorbing.
- Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) 8
Poppy is a cheery North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
- Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) 8
Stunning grotesqueness and visual poetry from Guillermo del Toro. Incredible set design and beautiful effects.
- Hilary and Jackie (1998) 8
About the brilliant concert cellist Jacqueline du Pre, from the perspective of her sister Hilary.
- Hire Film Series Vol. 1, The (2001) 8
Five short BMW-commissioned films starring Clive Owen. Directors include Kar-Wai Wong and Ang Lee.
- History of Violence, A (2005) 8
A Cronenberg art film that's also an accessible crime drama. Based on a graphic novel.
- Hole, The (2001) 8
British psychological thriller featuring teenagers in a bomb shelter. Stars Thora Birch and Keira Knightley.
- Hot Fuzz (2007) 8
A clever, over-the-top pastiche of every buddy cop movie you've ever seen, set in London.
- How the Fire Fell (2011) 8
Edward P. Davee's haunting, dreamlike portrayal of Edmund Creffield's early-1900s cult in Corvallis, Oregon.
- 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.
- Illusionist, The (2006) 8
In 1900 Vienna, Edward Norton is Eisenheim the Illusionist. This lush production inspires supernatural reflection.
- Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The (2009) 8
Gilliam shows us the death of magic (while honoring Heath Ledger) in spectacular visual form.
- Imitation Game, The (2014) 8
How Alan Turing helped crack Germany's Enigma code during WWII and saved millions of lives.
- In the Bedroom (2001) 8
Tragic story about a couple's only son who falls in love with a single mother.
- In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) 8
The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.
- Indie Game: The Movie (2012) 8
Follows the emotional journeys of independent game development, featuring Super Meat Boy, Fez and Braid.
- Inherit the Wind (1999) 8
Like 12 Angry Men, another excellent made-for-TV remake starring Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott.
- Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 8
Coen Brothers adaptation about a young singer navigating the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961.
- Insider, The (1999) 8
Based on a true story about malpractices in the tobacco industry and powerful Big Tobacco.
- Insomnia (2002) 8
Two L.A. homicide detectives are dispatched to Alaska to investigate the murder of a teen.
- Invisible War, The (2012) 8
Investigation of the rape epidemic in the U.S. military and its profound consequences. Tragic, appalling.
- Iron Giant, The (1999) 8
A boy makes friends with a giant alien robot that the government wants to destroy.
- Iron Man (2008) 8
Robert Downey Jr. builds an armored suit and decides to use the technology against evil.
- Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) 8
A Dogme 95 video-art exercise about the effects of schizophrenia on family life. Poetic desperation.
- Jungle Book, The (2016) 8
Can't really go wrong with Bill Murray and Christopher Walken voicing characters in this adaptation.
- K-PAX (2001) 8
Kevin Spacey is either extraterrestrial or delusional. And he eats a banana without peeling it.
- Kick-Ass (2010) 8
A high-schooler decides to become a superhero. Ultraviolent, stylized brutality and absurdist comedy ensues.
- King Corn (2007) 8
Good-natured introduction to industrialized agriculture. We subsidize the Happy Meals, but not the healthy ones.
- King Kong (2005) 8
Naomi Watts is amazing and the special effects are over-the-top fantastic, but it's excessively long.
- King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The (2007) 8
Curiously compelling documentary about a classic arcade battle between two Donkey Kong video game champions.
- Knocked Up (2007) 8
Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl have a drunken one-night stand with unexpected consequences. Very funny.
- Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) 8
A young boy searches for a magical suit of armor, fights vengeful spirits. Stop-motion origami.
- Kundun (1997) 8
Martin Scorsese directs the true story of Tibet's 14th Dalai Lama, from childhood to exile.
- Kung Fury (2015) 8
In 1985, a Miami cop goes back in time to kill Hitler. Over-the-top crowdfunded action-comedy.
- Lantana (2001) 8
An Australia-set mystery that examines the stories of four married couples and a murdered woman.
- Layer Cake (2004) 8
A clever British crime film about a successful cocaine dealer planning an early retirement.
- Let Me In (2010) 8
A bullied young boy befriends a lonely young female vampire in this visceral English-language remake.
- Light Bulb Conspiracy: The Untold Story of Planned Obsole... (2011) 8
History of planned obsolescence, the hidden mechanism at the heart of our wasteful consumer society.
- Limits of Control, The (2009) 8
Jim Jarmusch's stylized, dreamlike tale of an enigmatic loner on a shadowy criminal mission. Meditative.
- Lincoln (2012) 8
Spielberg's portrait of a deeply conflicted Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Incredibly well-written dialogue.
- Little Miss Sunshine (2006) 8
An entertaining comedy about a dysfunctional family's California roadtrip. Everyone just pretend to be normal.
- Little Prince, The (2016) 8
An overscheduled girl befriends an eccentric aviator, who shares his extraordinary world. Moving, charming adaptation.
- Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) 8
Werner Herzog explores the Internet's evolution, ponders its societal influence. Cyberwarfare, AI, telepathy, etc.
- 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.
- Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009) 8
Investigates the conspiracy theory that 9/11 was an inside job. An example of history repeating?
- Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) 8
He is passing into the Shadow World. He'll soon become a wraith like them.
- Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) 8
We needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses.
- Lucky Number Slevin (2006) 8
A clever Pulp Fictionesque story of violent revenge featuring rival crime bosses Kingsley and Freeman.
- Man on the Moon (1999) 8
Jim Carrey is eccentric comedian Andy Kaufman, a television star and self-declared intergender wrestling champion.
- Man Who Wasn't There, The (2001) 8
Barber Billy Bob Thornton blackmails his wife's boss and lover. Directed by the Coen Brothers.
- Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) 8
Elizabeth Olsen struggles with her fragmented identity and family situation after fleeing an abusive cult.
- 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.
- Master, The (2012) 8
Directionless WWII Navy veteran meets the charismatic leader of The Cause. Draws from Scientology's origins.
- 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.
- Messenger, The (2009) 8
Poignant military tale about soldiers assigned to notify families of casualties during the Iraq War.
- Milk (2008) 8
Van Sant's biography of openly gay politician Harvey Milk. An empathic portrayal by Sean Penn.
- Mindscape of Alan Moore, The (2003) 8
Creative philosophies from the brilliant comic writer of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell.
- Moneyball (2011) 8
Billy Beane's management of the Oakland A's baseball team through new computer-based analysis. Intelligent.
- Monster Calls, A (2016) 8
A yew-tree monster helps a 12-year-old cope with his single mother's terminal illness. Devastating fable.
- Monsters (2010) 8
Six years after aliens invaded Earth, two Americans enter the Infected Zone. Satisfying, affecting road-movie.
- Monsters, Inc. (2001) 8
Pixar presents a bunch of scary monsters who are afraid of being contaminated by children.
- Moon Man (2012) 8
Moon Man hitches a ride to Earth on a comet and discovers children need him.
- More Tales from the Script (2010) 8
Fascinating unheard stories from top Hollywood screenwriters. A 47-minute continuation of Tales from the Script.
- My Blueberry Nights (2008) 8
A soul-searching journey across America, starring Norah Jones. Beautifully shot, but Kar-Wai Wong's weakest film.
- 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.
- Neverwas (2007) 8
A psychiatrist befriends a patient in a mental institution and discovers his father's secrets. Magical.
- Nightcrawler (2014) 8
Chilling satire of tabloid TV news culture. Chasing ratings mutually supports chasing ambulances. Genius Gyllenhaal.
- Nothing (2005) 8
Vincenzo Natali, the director of Cube, presents a film about nothing with his two friends.
- Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) 8
Lars von Trier overlays explicit sexual encounters (via porn doubles) with philosophy, religion, biology, math.
- Oceans (2010) 8
Exquisite cinematography of majestic undersea creatures with terribly dull, sentimental Pierce Brosnan narration.
- October Sky (1999) 8
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who became a rocket scientist.
- One I Love, The (2014) 8
Weekend getaway of a married couple on the brink of separation becomes clever plot twist.
- Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) 8
Jim Jarmusch's stylish vampires are an ancient source of creativity for human culture. Clever, cool.
- 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.
- Paranoid Park (2007) 8
Dreamlike, fractured story about a young Portland skateboarder's life and a security guard's accidental death.
- 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.
- Persuaders, The (2004) 8
The cultures of marketing and advertising influence what Americans buy and how they view themselves.
- Planet Terror (2007) 8
Rodriguez's half of Grindhouse. Rose McGowan mows down flesh-eating, mutating zombies with a machine-gun leg.
- Pleasantville (1998) 8
Two teenagers find themselves in a 1950s sitcom. Their behavior accidentally transforms their black-and-white suburb.
- Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire (2009) 8
Dark social commentary and ugliness with an ending that's hopeful, but not happy and contrived.
- Prisoners (2013) 8
Two little girls are abducted. Can the detective or father-turned-vigilante solve the puzzle in time?
- Prometheus (2012) 8
Waxes philosophical and connects the Aliens franchise with Chariots of the Gods and Jesus Christ.
- Proposition, The (2005) 8
Violent and mythological. Nick Cave wrote the screenplay and scored this Australian Western about retribution.
- 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.
- Reel Injun (2009) 8
How depictions of Native Americans in cinema have shaped perceptions of their cultures and histories.
- Regret to Inform (1998) 8
The filmmaker goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed.
- Rescue Dawn (2007) 8
American pilot Christian Bale is shot down in Laos during a top-secret Vietnam War mission.
- Road, The (2009) 8
Viggo Mortensen and his son try to survive in post-apocalyptic America. Noble and heartbreaking humanity.
- Road to Perdition (2002) 8
The result of hitman Tom Hanks's son witnessing what his father does for a living.
- Robot Chicken - Seasons 1-3 (2007) 8
Demented stop-motion animation using action figures and toys. These sketch-comedy vignettes skewer pop culture.
- Rock-afire Explosion, The (2008) 8
The inventor behind (and fans of) the Showbiz Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese's animatronic puppets.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 8
How the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans. Occurs between Episodes III and IV.
- Ronin (1998) 8
This mission is to recover a mysterious briefcase. Robert De Niro and Natascha McElhone star.
- 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.
- Sexy Beast (2000) 8
Brutal gangster Ben Kingsley recruits a retired safecracker for one last job. Jonathan Glazer directs.
- 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.
- Shopgirl (2005) 8
A love triangle of Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman and Steve Martin. Elegant examination of love.
- 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.
- Shutter Island (2010) 8
Leonardo DiCaprio investigates a disappearance from a hospital for the criminally insane. Chilling and clever.
- Sicario (2015) 8
Idealistic FBI agent Emily Blunt is enlisted to aid in the escalating inter-American drug trade.
- Sideways (2004) 8
Two middle-aged men embark on a weeklong road-trip through California's wine country. American life-affirming.
- Simple Plan, A (1998) 8
Three people find $4 million in the cockpit of a crashed plane. Keep it secret?
- Six-String Samurai (1998) 8
In a post-apocalyptic America, samurai guitarist Buddy Holly journeys to Lost Vegas to become king.
- 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.
- Snowpiercer (2014) 8
Earth's remaining inhabitants are confined to a class-divided train circling the frozen globe. Stylish allegory.
- Solaris (2002) 8
Soderbergh's remake is quite good, with much credit due to George Clooney and Natascha McElhone.
- Special (2008) 8
Michael Rapaport participates in an experimental drug study and becomes sure his superpowers are strengthening.
- Spider-Man 2 (2004) 8
Tobey Maguire continues his demanding double life as student and superhero. Enter supervillain Dr. Octopus.
- Splice (2010) 8
Intelligent creature feature focused on ethical quandaries in biotechnology. What's the worst that could happen?
- Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) 8
Well-crafted Abrams sequel explores the bromance between Kirk and Spock, introduces their most famous nemesis.
- Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) 8
Abrams redeems the franchise as much as could be expected. WTF, giant Lincoln Memorial Gollum.
- Startup.com (2001) 8
Examines the start-up phenomenon by documenting the existence of new media company govWorks.com.
- Storytelling (2001) 8
Todd Solondz presents two provocative stories. Prepare to have your politically correct sensibilities violated.
- Sunshine (2007) 8
Could've been great science fiction, but it slips away with B-movie horror and religious metaphors.
- Super 8 (2011) 8
In 1979, a mysterious train crash provides a monster-movie backdrop to a sweet love story.
- Superbad (2007) 8
Friends Seth and Evan display a charming, hilarious crudeness in this coming-of-age high school comedy.
- Swimming Pool (2003) 8
An English mystery writer finds murder and intrigue in Paris, with Ludivine Sagnier. Rich symbolism.
- Syriana (2005) 8
A thriller of corruption and power related to the oil industry, with four parallel stories.
- Tao of Steve, The (2000) 8
An underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher has developed an effective Zen-like system for seducing women.
- Tales from the Script (2009) 8
Veteran Hollywood screenwriters share their triumphs and failures, insider insights, anecdotes and artistic compromises.
- 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!
- Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009) 8
Diary-style documentary by Spike Jonze about Maurice Sendak, the unconventional author of iconic children's books.
- Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013) 8
Documentary examines the erosion of privacy in the digital age. How corporations and governments spy.
- Tetro (2009) 8
Stylish indie film by Francis Ford Coppola. Could've been better with fewer staged productions though.
- These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Make America (2011) 8
The National Film Registry's history and the cultural, historical and aesthetic significance of motion pictures.
- Thin Red Line, The (1998) 8
Terrence Malick presents a remake of the novel about the 1943 Guadalcanal conflict during WWII.
- Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001) 8
Five contemporary stories are woven together, examining the dramatic impact people have on one another.
- This is Not a Conspiracy Theory (2016) 8
Six-part (2014-2018) episodic documentary by Kirby Ferguson about the hidden forces that shape our lives.
- Theory of Everything, The (2014) 8
Touching biography of physicist Stephen Hawking. Explores his personal life as ALS ravages his body.
- THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut (2004) 8
Lucas restored his influential 1971 film, enhancing it with CGI magic (including lame shell dwellers).
- Time Code (2000) 8
Mike Figgis's innovative film is composed of four simultaneous takes, each occupying a screen quadrant.
- Tim's Vermeer (2013) 8
Ingenious. Inventor Tim Jenison works to replicate the painting techniques of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer.
- 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.
- Traffic (2000) 8
America's war on drugs, with Michael Douglas and Benicio Del Toro. An unbeatable market force.
- Trance (2013) 8
An art heist gone wrong, or was the whole thing meticulously planned? Hypnotizing psychological thriller.
- 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.
- Unmade Beds (2009) 8
The stories of Vera and Axl intersect via artsy, free-spirited squatters in a London warehouse.
- Vanishing of the Bees (2011) 8
Investigation into implications of the worldwide collapse of the honeybee. Slow death by systemic pesticides.
- 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.
- Waiting for 'Superman' (2010) 8
Devastating portrait of the failing U.S. public school system and its consequences for the future.
- Wag the Dog (1997) 8
Before elections, a Washington spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war.
- Waste Land (2011) 8
Uplifting documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit.
- We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) 8
An emotionally complex character drama that explores human weakness, starring Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Watts.
- What We Do in the Shadows (2014) 8
The real lives of vampire roommates in a New Zealand flat. Funny interactions with werewolves.
- William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010) 8
Never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews with friends and colleagues of the influential postmodernist novelist.
- Witch: A New-England Folktale, The (2016) 8
A Puritan homesteading family in 1630s New England is torn apart by forces of witchcraft.
- 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.
- X-Files: The Complete Collector's Edition, The (2002) 8
FBI agents Mulder and Scully investigate paranormal cases and discover alien conspiracies within our government.
- Zeitgeist: The Movie (2007) 8
Important, incendiary exploration of global societal control through religion, 9/11, foreign wars and central banks.
- Zodiac (2007) 8
A cerebral, gripping thriller based on actual unresolved 1970s case files about the Zodiac Killer.
- 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.
- 28 Days Later (2002) 7
Four weeks after a deadly virus spreads throughout the UK, a few survivors seek sanctuary.
- 28 Weeks Later (2007) 7
Bloody sequel to 28 Days Later. The rage virus annihilated Mainland Britain six months earlier.
- 40-Year-Old Virgin, The (2005) 7
Steve Carell stars as a lovable, middle-aged virgin with misguided coworkers. Catherine Keener is perfect.
- 8 Mile (2002) 7
Eminem is a young struggling rapper in Detroit. Co-stars Kim Basinger and Brittany Murphy.
- 9 (2009) 7
A visually stunning, steampunk world inhabited by robot rag dolls. Ending is weak, plot underdeveloped.
- About a Boy (2002) 7
A little boy teaches cynical, immature Hugh Grant how to act like a grownup.
- About Time (2013) 7
Sweet tale of a man from a family of time-travelers. Sentimental tearjerker, but inspires reflection.
- Across the Universe (2007) 7
A psychedelic love story musical set in the 1960s, using the songs of The Beatles.
- Addicted to Love (1997) 7
Black comedy about jilted lovers starring Meg Ryan as a tough revenge-seeking motorcyclist.
- Advantageous (2015) 7
Dystopian future where a middle-aged woman undergoes a drastic biomedical procedure to support her daughter.
- Adventures of Tintin, The (2011) 7
Spielberg and Peter Jackson adapt Georges Remi's classic comic strip about journalist Tintin and Snowy.
- Agora (2010) 7
Condemning historical drama of ancient conflict between science and superstition, centered on Hypatia of Alexandria.
- Alien: Resurrection (1997) 7
Part four of the series, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Stars Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder.
- Amistad (1997) 7
A somber, mushy American courtroom drama about the mutiny aboard an African slaveship in 1839.
- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) 7
Do you really love lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?
- Angela's Ashes (1999) 7
Based on Frank McCourt's autobiography about his childhood in the Limerick slums. Stars Emily Watson.
- Animatrix, The (2003) 7
An anthology of nine short anime films detailing the backstory of the Matrix.
- Antz (1998) 7
Woody Allen is a neurotic ant who has become disenfranchised from his totalitarian colony.
- Appaloosa (2008) 7
Satisfying Western by Ed Harris about hired guns. Zellweger's face is a creepy kabuki mask.
- ARQ (2016) 7
Stuck in an accidental time loop in a dystopian future, a disoriented couple attempts survival.
- Atom Smashers, The (2008) 7
How does life exist? Documentary chronicles the search for the Higgs boson by Fermilab physicists.
- 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.
- Ballad of Jack and Rose, The (2005) 7
Symbolic Oedipal story explores losses of innocence and the death of a 1960s counterculture movement.
- Beautiful Mind, A (2001) 7
The struggles of a mathematical genius, inspired by the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
- Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) 7
Beavis and Butt-Head visit Vegas, the Grand Canyon and the White House. I am Cornholio!
- Before I Disappear (2014) 7
Circumstances cause a suicidal man to drag his young, precocious niece across Manhattan one night.
- Bernard and Doris (2008) 7
An HBO Films picture about tobacco heiress Doris Duke (Sarandon) and her gay butler (Fiennes).
- Best of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The (2005) 7
My childhood memories, now on DVD. A first-rate reMASTERing of this moralizing homoerotic 1980s toy-advert.
- Big River (2010) 7
An update/companion to 2007's King Corn. Explores the ecological consequences of industrial corn production.
- Big Sur (2013) 7
Depressed alcoholic Beat writer Jack Duluoz/Kerouac retreats to a small cabin in California's Big Sur.
- Billy Elliot (2000) 7
A young boy discovers ballet and secretly decides to dance instead of taking boxing lessons.
- Black Balloon, The (2008) 7
Explores the intense emotions of the family of an Australian teenager and his autistic brother.
- Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, The (2011) 7
Found footage shot by Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement. Great Angela Davis interviews.
- Black Snake Moan (2007) 7
Provocative, ludicrous and sweet. Blues musician Samuel L. Jackson and sex-addicted Christina Ricci star.
- Blank City (2011) 7
Snapshot of late 1970s underground/punk filmmaking in New York during the No Wave movement.
- Bomb It (2008) 7
A global history of street art. Explores cultural/political issues of tagging, graffiti and art activism.
- Boondock Saints, The (1999) 7
Two Irish brothers believe it's God's will for them to rid Boston of evil men.
- Bourne Identity, The (2002) 7
In Paris, Matt Damon tries to remember his identity and why he is wanted dead.
- 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.
- Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7
Hilary Swank plays a young man who is actually a woman. Romantic, ugly, and tragic.
- Breakdown (1997) 7
Kurt Russell searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the desert.
- Brief History of Graphics, A (2014) 7
Five-part series by Stuart Brown of XboxAhoy covering the history/milestones of video game graphics/techniques.
- 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.
- Cabin in the Woods, The (2012) 7
Turns the horror genre on its head, but crammed with excessive wink-wink cleverness and CGI.
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 7
Steve Rogers volunteers for a top-secret research project that turns him into Captain America. Charming.
- 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.
- Cast Away (2000) 7
Tom Hanks talks to a volleyball named Wilson, splits coconuts, and successfully makes fire.
- Cat's Meow, The (2001) 7
Fictionalized story of the Hollywood murder that occurred aboard William Randolph Heart's yacht in 1924.
- Chappie (2015) 7
Both brazenly ridiculous and ingenious. Die Antwoord teaches a conscious AI how to do crimes.
- 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.
- Chloe (2010) 7
Implausible psychological drama with lots of nudity by escort Amanda Seyfried and doctor Julianne Moore.
- Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, The (2004) 7
Peter Chung's animated short film bridges the Riddick story between 'Pitch Black' and 'The Chronicles'.
- 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.
- Conspiracy Theory (1997) 7
Paranoid Mel Gibson collects 'The Catcher in the Rye' books and Julia Roberts likes horsies.
- Contagion (2011) 7
Soderberg's disaster-thriller about a deadly outbreak of infectious disease and the dire global consequences.
- Contender, The (2000) 7
Joan Allen runs for Vice President. What sexy dirt can we dig up on her?
- Cookie's Fortune (1999) 7
The death of a widow in a small Mississippi town leads to mystery. Good-naturedly humorous.
- Crazy/Beautiful (2001) 7
Kirsten Dunst, a rich underachieving teenager with an aversion to shampoo/bras, meets a hardworking Latino.
- Dawn of the Dead (2004) 7
Zack Snyder's witty remake of the 1979 horror classic, starring Sarah Polley and Ving Rhames.
- 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.
- Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, The (2014) 7
The tragic dissolution of a romantic relationship, told from two perspectives in two independent chapters.
- Dogma (1999) 7
Kevin Smith presents two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole. Alanis Morissette plays God.
- Dolphin Tale (2011) 7
Charming family film based on a true story. The actual dolphin involved stars as herself.
- Doubt (2008) 7
A nun confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a student. But did he?
- Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey (2008) 7
A sensitive 14-year-old escapes to the medieval fantasy kingdom of Adria to survive his adolescence.
- 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.
- Elysium (2013) 7
In 2154, only the wealthy are citizens of a space station orbiting the ruined Earth.
- Elizabethtown (2005) 7
Cameron Crowe's good-hearted romantic comedy featuring Kirsten Dunst. It hit really close to home.
- Enemy of the State (1998) 7
Will Smith becomes a target after learning of a politically motivated murder. Surveillance and paranoia!
- Europa Report (2013) 7
Six astronauts travel to Jupiter's moon in search of life. NASA-style realism through found footage.
- 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.
- Exploding Girl, The (2010) 7
A young epileptic woman, back home from college, struggles with her feelings for her boyfriend.
- Extras - The Complete Series (2007) 7
Movie extra Ricky Gervais weasels his way into speaking roles, then finds commercial success miserable.
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) 7
A nine-year-old copes with the loss of his father on 9/11. Poignant, manipulative, almost exploitative.
- FairyTale: A True Story (1997) 7
Two young girls in 1917 take a photograph, believed to confirm the existence of fairies.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 7
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
- Fifth Element, The (1997) 7
New York cab driver Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich star in this futuristic action film.
- FL: Unpremeditated Movie (2013) 7
No-budget documentary by MTO that chronicles his controversial graffiti art and intervention in Sarasota, Florida.
- For No Good Reason (2014) 7
Depp visits Ralph Steadman to discuss the motivation/process behind his deranged/Gonzo art. A bit congratulatory.
- Fracture (2007) 7
Hotshot attorney Ryan Gosling goes up against Anthony Hopkins, a manipulative criminal, in court. Clever.
- Frankenweenie (2012) 7
Tim Burton's stop-motion love story between a boy and his (undead) dog. Classic horror homage.
- Frequencies (2014) 7
Ambitiously explores philosophical notions of fate and free will in an alternate reality of frequencies.
- From Hell (2001) 7
A stylized whodunit set in Victorian Era London, starring clairvoyant police detective Johnny Depp.
- From One Second to the Next (2013) 7
Short documentary chronicling the devastating consequences of texting and driving, directed by Werner Herzog.
- Full Monty, The (1997) 7
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. Anti-fat-bastard cream there is not.
- Funny Games (2008) 7
An aggressively unpleasant film that tortures the audience for its bloodlust. Both sadistic and pretentious.
- Galaxy Quest (1999) 7
A funny parody of Star Trek-style sci-fi television shows, starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver.
- Game, The (1997) 7
Wealthy financier Michael Douglas gets involved in a live-action game without rules. A puzzle thriller.
- Ghost in the Shell (2017) 7
Scarlett Johansson, now cyber-enhanced, is the perfect weapon. A big-budget spectacle that honors the anime.
- Gia (1998) 7
Frequently naked Angelina Jolie is Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s.
- Gift, The (2000) 7
Cate Blanchett has ESP and Katie Holmes flails about while topless. Thought you should know.
- Girlfight (2000) 7
Quick-tempered Michelle Rodriguez secretly trains as a boxer. She achieves remarkable success and finds love.
- Girlfriend Experience, The (2009) 7
Soderbergh's experimental film about free enterprise via the life of a high-end Manhattan call girl.
- Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) 7
It's Toy Story/Shrek with feuding Shakespearean garden gnomes. Charming, bizarre and loaded with pop-culture gags.
- God Forgive Us (2014) 7
Parallel stories of four struggling strangers build to an unexpected collision. Engaging indie. Acting is passable.
- Gods and Monsters (1998) 7
Explores the last days of Frankenstein director James Whale, starring Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser.
- Golden Compass, The (2007) 7
A fantasy adventure that rushes forward with a spectacle of soul-animals. Could be more engaging.
- Gone Baby Gone (2007) 7
Ben Affleck directs Casey Affleck in a story about a little girl's kidnapping in Boston.
- Good Dick (2008) 7
A lonely, introverted girl who rents adult films meets a young, chatty video store clerk.
- Good Shepherd, The (2006) 7
The early history of the CIA, viewed through a fictional man's life. Serious and tedious.
- Gray Area, The (2010) 7
Three young men mourn the death of a friend, investigate the circumstances. Shot in Portland.
- Great Directors (2010) 7
Conversations with 10 of the world's greatest living directors, including David Lynch and Richard Linklater.
- Great Gatsby, The (2013) 7
Luhrmann's anachronistic telling of the Fitzgerald novel. It works, despite hyperactive production design and Jay-Z.
- Green Mile, The (1999) 7
Death row guard Tom Hanks observes intelligent mice and the healing power of a prisoner.
- Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) 7
Professional assassin John Cusack attends his ten-year high school reunion party. Also starring Minnie Driver.
- Gruffalo's Child, The (2011) 7
The child of the Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and seeks the Big Bad Mouse.
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 7
Goofy, formulaic Marvel Universe blockbuster. Can an oddball group of intergalactic criminals save the galaxy?
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) 7
The ragtag, intergalactic crew fights to stay together and unravels the mystery of Quill's father.
- H. (2016) 7
Two women named Helen struggle to cope following strange atmospheric phenomena in Troy, NY. Unsettling.
- Hamlet (2000) 7
An update of the Shakespeare play, set in New York in 2000, starring Ethan Hawke.
- Hangover, The (2009) 7
Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen, the groom and one night of drunken misadventures.
- Happy Town - Episodes 1-8 (2010) 7
Paranormal crime drama that aspires to be Twin Peaks. Dark mysteries in an idyllic town.
- 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.
- Hellboy (2004) 7
A good-hearted demon is produced in a black-magic Nazi ceremony. This is his story.
- Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007) 7
Hellboy ends up battling the goddess Hecate after a professor resurrects a powerful female vampire.
- Hercules (1997) 7
Disney movie about the son of Zeus who becomes a hero to reclaim his immortality.
- Hi-Line, The (2000) 7
Set in rural Montana, this thoughtful character drama stars a young naïve Rachael Leigh Cook.
- High Art (1998) 7
Explores the romance between photo editor Radha Mitchell and heroin-addicted photographer Ally Sheedy.
- 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.
- Home (2009) 7
A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand featuring aerial footage from around the globe. Beautiful but tedious.
- Horse Whisperer, The (1998) 7
After a tragic accident, Kristin Scott Thomas enlists the help of mystical horse-healer Robert Redford.
- House of Sand and Fog (2003) 7
Should the house belong to emotionally unstable Jennifer Connelly or Iranian immigrant Ben Kingsley? Tragic.
- How I Live Now (2013) 7
An American teenager's visit to the English countryside changes dramatically when World War III begins.
- Human Traffic (1999) 7
Follows a group of sex-obsessed British clubgoers. It's something like Trainspotting for the rave scene.
- Hunger Games, The (2012) 7
Jennifer Lawrence's soulfulness carries this televised survival competition in which teenagers fight to the death.
- Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The (2013) 7
Jena Malone helps Jennifer Lawrence carry the sequel about rebellion following the 74th Hunger Games.
- Hunt for Gollum, The (2009) 7
Chris Bouchard's impressive Lord of the Rings film. Gandalf sends Strider out to find Gollum.
- Hurricane, The (1999) 7
The story of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, starring Denzel Washington.
- Hush (2016) 7
A deaf-mute writer lives alone in the woods. A masked killer appears in her window.
- I, Robot (2004) 7
In 2035, detective Will Smith investigates a murder. Based on Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics.
- I Am Legend (2007) 7
Will Smith, sole survivor in New York City, seeks a cure for the deadly virus.
- I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) 7
A hospice nurse cares for an elderly horror novelist in an old house. Persistent unease.
- I Cannot Go on as I Am (2015) 7
Silent musical by Edgardo Flores. A woman loses her job and lover. Meaning in stillness.
- Ice Age (2002) 7
An animated saber-toothed tiger, sloth, wooly mammoth, and saber-toothed squirrel discover a lost human infant.
- 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.
- Ingredients (2009) 7
Compares America's industrialized food system to a rising local-growth movement, from Oregon to New York.
- Ink (2009) 7
High-concept visual thriller that weaves the conscious with the subconscious. Falls down on unconvincing acting.
- Intolerable Cruelty (2003) 7
Renowned LA divorce attorney George Clooney is fascinated by revenge-seeking gold-digger Catherine Zeta-Jones.
- Into the Inferno (2016) 7
Werner Herzog explores the cultural power of volcanoes in Vanuatu, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Iceland, North Korea.
- In Your Eyes (2014) 7
Two seemingly unconnected people have an unexplainable telepathic bond that allows them to share experiences.
- Iris (2002) 7
True story of novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from youth to Alzheimer's.
- Iron Man 2 (2010) 7
Fun, explosion-packed sequel that's almost as good as the first. Downey Jr. and Rourke shine.
- Island, The (2005) 7
It's Logan's Run utopia meets Philip K. Dick paranoia, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson.
- It Might Get Loud (2009) 7
Documentary on the electric guitar starring rock musicians Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White.
- Italian Job, The (2003) 7
This remake stars Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron in an Italian gold bullion heist.
- Jack Goes Boating (2010) 7
Philip Seymour Hoffman explores the dreams and failures of two awkward, working-class New York couples.
- James and the Giant Peach (1996) 7
Roald Dahl's story of an orphan who befriends humanoid bugs living inside a giant peach.
- Jarhead (2005) 7
Explores the psychological effects of being a soldier in Desert Storm, guarding oil, fighting no-one.
- 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.
- Journey of the Universe (2011) 7
Explores of the epic history of the cosmos, Earth and humanity. Sometimes goofy but also profound.
- Jurassic World (2015) 7
An enjoyably self-conscious, formulaic blockbuster of dinosaur de-extinctions. Part four! Bryce Dallas Howard is fun.
- Just Like Being There (2012) 7
Celebrates gig posters by contemporary artists nearly 50 years after the first iconic concert posters.
- Keyhole (2012) 7
Guy Maddin's surreal take on Homer's Odyssey. A mysterious, dreamlike journey of Ulysses and ghosts.
- Kill Your Darlings (2013) 7
A 1944 murder draws together Beat Generation greats Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
- King of California (2007) 7
Mentally unstable Michael Douglas is convinced that Spanish treasure is buried in suburban California.
- Knee Deep (2007) 7
In rural Maine, a young, hardworking dairy farmer is betrayed by family. A humanistic documentary.
- Lawless (2012) 7
The bootlegging Bondurant gang were outlaw heroes during Prohibition. Brutal violence. Tom Hardy is indestructible.
- L.I.E. (2001) 7
Explores the questionable friendship between a troubled Long Island boy and a much older man.
- Last Samurai, The (2003) 7
American military advisor Tom Cruise embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy.
- Lawn Dogs (1998) 7
Ten-year-old Mischa Barton befriends the lawn cutter, a fellow outsider, in an upscale gated community.
- 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.
- Limey, The (1999) 7
A dangerous English ex-con travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death.
- Limitless (2011) 7
An experimental drug enables a struggling writer's success. Fun fantasy. Requires major suspension of disbelief.
- Little Fish (2005) 7
In an Australian Little Saigon district, Cate Blanchett is trying to escape her drug-addicted past.
- Live from Baghdad (2002) 7
Robert Wiener's memoirs of CNN reporters in Iraq during the Gulf War bombing in 1991.
- Loneliest Planet, The (2012) 7
A pivotal, instinctive reaction divides a couple's hiking trek in Georgia's Caucasus Mountains. Slow, stunning.
- Look Around You - Series 1 and 2 (2005) 7
A BBC TV comedy series that satirizes 1970s educational science programs. A nonsensical, faithful homage.
- Love & Teleportation (2013) 7
A disgraced quantum mechanics professor invents a teleportation machine in his garage. Clever, charming ending.
- Lucy (2014) 7
Stylish, fast-paced existential thriller. But you must concede the utter nonsense about 10% brain capacity.
- Lunopolis (2009) 7
Pseudo-documentary about aliens on the moon and a secret Scientology-like group. A fun, riveting conspiracy.
- Malice in Wonderland (2010) 7
A woman descends into a gritty underworld after encountering a London taxi driver. Clever update.
- 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.
- Match Point (2006) 7
Woody Allen's ugly story of infidelity amidst British wealth. Tennis, opera, investments, horses and murder.
- Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) 7
Part two of the Matrix trilogy. Agent Smith returns as a destructive computer virus.
- Matrix Revolutions, The (2003) 7
Part three of the Matrix trilogy. The machine army reaches the human city of Zion.
- 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.
- Metropia (2010) 7
Bleak dystopian future of Europe with a fascinating, photomontage animation style. An unsettling Orwellian plot.
- Mexican, The (2001) 7
El Camino! El truck-o. This comedy stars Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. Now you're blameshifting!
- Mimic (1997) 7
Mutant cockroaches evolve into creatures able to mimic and destroy their predators. Stars Mira Sorvino.
- Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016) 7
Inside the lives of minimalists striving to exist meaningfully with less. A familiar anti-consumerism premise.
- Minus Man, The (1999) 7
Inconspicuous serial killer Owen Wilson drifts into a quaint coastal town looking to start over.
- Moana (2016) 7
Disney musical set in Ancient Polynesia. A girl befriends a demigod to save her people.
- Monster's Ball (2001) 7
Prison guard Billy Bob Thornton reexamines his racist attitudes with naked Halle Berry.
- Moulin Rouge! (2001) 7
Baz Luhrmann musical starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in Paris. 'Cause we can cancan!
- Mulan (1998) 7
A girl secretly joins the Chinese army disguised as a man and becomes a hero.
- My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010) 7
Werner Herzog and David Lynch! A disturbed man mysteriously slays his mother with a sword.
- My Week with Marilyn (2011) 7
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in 1956, through the eyes of a London film student.
- Negotiator, The (1998) 7
Police negotiator Samuel L. Jackson has been framed. Can negotiator Kevin Spacey save his life?
- Nines, The (2007) 7
The lives of a troubled actor, TV producer and video-game designer intertwine in mysterious ways.
- No No: A Dockumentary (2014) 7
The story of baseball star Dock Ellis, most famous for his 1970 no-hitter on LSD.
- Notting Hill (1999) 7
Romance blooms between American celebrity Julia Roberts and unassuming British bookstore owner Hugh Grant.
- Nowhere Boy (2010) 7
Chronicle of John Lennon's emotional teenage years, marked by the reentrance of his absentee mother.
- Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) 7
Lars von Trier further explores one woman's tragic life story and sexuality. Quite bleak, intellectual.
- Objectified (2009) 7
Documentary about how humans relate to manufactured objects, featuring designers like Dieter Rams and Apple.
- Oblivion (2013) 7
A dazzling, futuristic Tom Cruise space vehicle. Sadly overexplains the post-apocalyptic mystery. Fuck you, Sally.
- 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.
- Oculus (2014) 7
Explores if inanimate objects can manifest supernatural violence. Trippy psychological horror via a reality-bending mirror.
- Okja (2017) 7
A Korean girl's best friend is a GMO created by a powerful corporation. Over-the-top antics.
- Old School (2003) 7
Disillusioned friends Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn try to recapture their college days.
- Panic Room (2002) 7
This David Fincher thriller presents three burglars searching Jodie Foster's brownstone mansion for hidden fortune.
- Perfect Sense (2012) 7
Follows Ewan McGregor and Eva Green as an epidemic robs people of their sensory perceptions.
- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) 7
Tom Tykwer's memorable film about an 18th century Parisian murderer, with a profoundly flawed climax.
- Pete's Dragon (2016) 7
When a boy is orphaned in the forest, a magical dragon named Elliot protects him.
- Phoebe in Wonderland (2009) 7
An unconventional drama teacher inspires a troubled girl. Elle Fanning and Patricia Clarkson are amazing.
- Piano Tuner of Earthquakes, The (2006) 7
The Brothers Quay present a dark fairytale about a diabolical doctor and beautiful opera singer.
- 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.
- Pitch Black (2000) 7
Marooned space travelers struggle to survive on a deserted, sun-scorched world. Vin Diesel is Riddick.
- Playing by Heart (1998) 7
Parallel stories of eleven Los Angeles characters converge, with an all-star cast including Angelina Jolie.
- Pompeii: The Last Day (2003) 7
A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
- Princess and the Frog, The (2009) 7
Disney fairytale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans. Waitress Tiana kisses a frog prince. Voodoo.
- Prisoner, The (2009) 7
AMC miniseries based on the classic 1960s TV show. Interesting but muddled. Caviezel lacks personality.
- Pollock (2000) 7
The life, career, and artistic techniques of American painter Jackson Pollock, played by Ed Harris.
- Pontypool (2010) 7
Thoughtful psychological thriller. A virus with zombie-like symptoms is somehow infecting a small Ontario town.
- Quills (2000) 7
A Napoleonic era asylum confines the pleasure-seeking Marquis de Sade, with laundry maid Kate Winslet.
- Radiant City (2007) 7
Faux-documentary about the disaggregated, unwalkable, intolerant nature of modern suburbia. Mocking.
- Rainmaker, The (1997) 7
Young lawyer Matt Damon and Danny DeVito star in another freakin' adapted John Grisham novel.
- Reader, The (2008) 7
Kate Winslet initiates a surprising, secretive romance in this solemn drama set in post-WWII Germany.
- Religulous (2008) 7
Bill Maher's provocative, smartass dialogue with Jews, Christians and Muslims. An irreverent but smug rant.
- Return to Paradise (1998) 7
Two friends decide whether to help a third friend arrested in Malaysia for drug possession.
- Rewind This! (2013) 7
The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape. How home video changed the world.
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) 7
Interesting franchise origin story with dull characters. Heavy on special effects and light on significance.
- Road to Nowhere (2011) 7
Shannyn Sossamon's emotive performance carries Hellman's thin neo-noir mystery that blurs film with real crime.
- Robot & Frank (2012) 7
An aging ex-jewel thief bonds with a robot butler programmed to look after him. Predictable.
- Robot Stories (2004) 7
Four stories about a futuristic society grappling with its relationship to the growing robot population.
- Rosewater (2014) 7
Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is jailed in Iran under suspicion of espionage. Jon Stewart directs.
- Rounders (1998) 7
Reformed gambler Matt Damon must return to playing big stakes poker to save Edward Norton.
- 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.
- Salt (2010) 7
Insanely violent and illogical. CIA agent/Russian spy Angelina Jolie is an unstoppable killing machine.
- Saving Capitalism (2017) 7
Robert Reich's demoralizing yet hopeful account of how American politics became rigged by crony capitalism.
- Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7
During WWII, three brothers are killed. The Army tries to save the sole surviving brother.
- Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The (2013) 7
In this remake, daydreaming photo manager Ben Stiller finds himself in an extraordinary real-life adventure.
- Secret of Kells, The (2009) 7
A hand-drawn medieval adventure of the boy behind the famed Book of Kells. Intricate visuals.
- 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.
- Serenity (2005) 7
Finale to the cancelled Firefly TV series. Features space-age weaponry, martial arts, and witty dialogue.
- Seven Years in Tibet (1997) 7
Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber, becomes friends with the Dalai Lama. A true story.
- Shadow of the Vampire (2000) 7
This amusing cannibalization of cinematic history muddles Max Schreck's convincing turn as vampire Count Orlok.
- Sherlock Holmes (2009) 7
Ritchie's overwrought, violent CGI explosion. Quick-witted Downey is great, but why is Holmes constantly fighting?
- Sherrybaby (2006) 7
Former drug addict Maggie Gyllenhaal is out of prison, seeking her daughter and emotional recovery.
- Silent Hill (2006) 7
Fantastic atmosphere and set design. A grotesque purgatory of undead meat-creatures, cults, and zombie nurses.
- Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) 7
The Eva Green show. Visually stunning and gritty like the Miller/Rodriguez original, but less compelling.
- Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) 7
The grand celestial ambitions of Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang, famous for his pyrotechnic displays.
- SLC Punk (1999) 7
In 1985, Matthew Lillard is one of two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.
- Sleepy Hollow (1999) 7
Constable Icabod Crane is sent to a village to investigate murders by a headless horseman.
- Sliding Doors (1998) 7
Parallel story lines explore fate and how simple moments change our lives. Stars Gwyneth Paltrow.
- Small Time Crooks (2000) 7
Woody Allen's cookie store business becomes a success, though it was a cover for robbery.
- Snowden (2016) 7
A paranoid thriller, plus ethical dilemma, about leaking the NSA's illegal surveillance techniques. Gordon-Levitt stars.
- Soaked in Bleach (2015) 7
Compelling docudrama about the last days of Kurt Cobain. Re-open the death investigation, Seattle PD.
- Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) 7
Newspaperman Ethan Hawke figures into the murder trial of a Japanese-American in the post-WWII 1950s.
- Sons of Perdition (2010) 7
Three teenagers exiled from an FLDS polygamist cult try to survive in mainstream America. Distressing.
- Son of the Congo (2015) 7
Basketball star Serge Ibaka returns to the Congo with the hope of uplifting communities. Heartwarming.
- South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) 7
I'm sorry I can't help myself. That movie has warped my fragile little mind.
- Spider-Man (2002) 7
Tobey Maguire is bitten by a genetically engineered spider and subsequently wins Kirsten Dunst's love.
- Spring Breakers (2013) 7
Harmony Korine's latest artsy trainwreck/portrait of American cultural dysfunction, loaded with topless party girls.
- Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008) 7
Kubrick's incredible attention to detail revealed in 1,000+ boxes of his meticulously sorted film materials.
- Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) 7
Anakin becomes Darth Vader. Woodenly acted, but better than the first two episodes it is.
- Stardust (2007) 7
A funny Neil Gaiman fairytale set in England that feels somewhat like The Princess Bride.
- Starlet (2012) 7
The unlikely friendship between a 21-year-old actress and a lonely elderly woman in Los Angeles.
- Stir of Echoes (1999) 7
After being hypnotized at a party, Kevin Bacon begins seeing haunting visions of a ghost.
- Stoker (2013) 7
A mysterious uncle appears in the life of a grieving, impressionable teenager. Dark and stylish.
- Suicide Kings (1997) 7
Ex-mob boss Christopher Walken is kidnapped by four young men attempting to pay a ransom.
- Summer of Sam (1999) 7
Spike Lee explores the Son of Sam murders in a South Bronx neighborhood during 1977.
- Sunshine (1999) 7
Follows the fate of a Hungarian Jewish family through three generations in the 20th century.
- Super Size Me (2004) 7
Spurlock only eats McDonald's food for one month to see what happens to his body.
- Superman Returns (2006) 7
Bryan Singer's reverent reboot of the Superman franchise. Good, but lacks surprises and new ideas.
- Surviving Picasso (1996) 7
Natascha McElhone is Francoise Gilot, Pablo Picasso's only lover strong enough to withstand his cruelty.
- 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?
- Taken (2009) 7
A fast-paced xenophobic thriller. Professional spy Liam Neeson exacts vigilante justice on everyone. Everyone!
- Talented Mr. Ripley, The (1999) 7
In the 1950s, Matt Damon is sent to Europe to retrieve millionaire playboy Jude Law.
- 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.
- Third Contact (2012) 7
Psychological thriller explores madness, depression, quantum suicide and immortality. It's a dark, puzzling poem.
- Thumbsucker (2005) 7
A quirky 17-year-old who still sucks his thumb grapples with the anxiety of impending adulthood.
- Time Lapse (2015) 7
A mysterious device takes pictures 24 hours into the future. Engaging time-machine premise, passable acting.
- TiMER (2010) 7
A biotech implant counts down to the moment you're supposed to meet your soulmate. Charming.
- Tin Man (2007) 7
Dark re-imagining of the Land of Oz. Zooey Deschanel stars in this three-part Sci-Fi miniseries.
- Tomorrowland (2015) 7
I can't resist the retro-futurism of 1960s World's Fairs. Magical adventure into an alternate dimension.
- Turbo Kid (2015) 7
Good-natured 1980s nostalgia. A post-apocalyptic wasteland with bicycles. Fun homage. Laurence Leboeuf is a delight.
- Transformers (2007) 7
Spectacularly rendered Autobot and Decepticon destruction. ADHD kids love these plotless nonsensical blasts.
- TRON: Legacy (2010) 7
The son of virtual-world designer Flynn enters The Grid, 20 years after his father's disappearance.
- Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1998) 7
Jewel-toned, deadpan absurdity from the inimitable Guy Maddin. A kitschy, disorienting fantasy of frustrated desires.
- U Turn (1997) 7
Drifter Sean Penn becomes entangled with femme fatale Jennifer Lopez after his car breaks down.
- Unbreakable (2000) 7
A mystery thriller about unrealized supernatural powers. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star.
- Uncanny (2015) 7
A groundbreaking A.I. exhibits emergent behavior. Quite similar to 'Ex Machina' but actually predates it.
- Valhalla Rising (2010) 7
Aggressively minimalist, intensely violent film set in the Dark Ages. Brooding and stylish, but unmemorable.
- Vegucated (2011) 7
Three New Yorkers adopt a vegan diet for six weeks, get educated about animal agriculture.
- Vine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca (2010) 7
Explores sacred plant medicine. Two Canadians visit the Amazon to drink the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca.
- 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.
- Who Took Johnny (2015) 7
Examination into the famous 1982 disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch. Case appears essentially solved.
- Wild Man Blues (1997) 7
A documentary about Woody Allen's life as he tours with his New Orleans jazz band.
- Winter Passing (2006) 7
Zooey Deschanel visits her novelist father, now rooming with a young woman and Christian rocker.
- World War Z (2013) 7
U.N. employee Brad Pitt races around the world trying to stop the deadly zombie pandemic.
- 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.
- X-Files: Fight the Future, The (1998) 7
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson must fight the government in a conspiracy about alien colonization.
- X-Men (2000) 7
The superheroes from a private academy for mutants must oppose a powerful mutant terrorist organization.
- X2: X-Men United (2003) 7
Mutants continue to struggle against fearful human society and are attacked by military forces.
- XX/XY (2002) 7
A three-way relationship during college still haunts and complicates Mark Ruffalo's life 10 years later.
- Z for Zachariah (2015) 7
A radioactive global catastrophe. Three survivors? Mesmerizing first half. Weak love triangle. Clever water wheel.
- Zero Effect (1998) 7
Bill Pullman is private investigator Daryl Zero, a paranoid genius investigating blackmail. One-liners abound.
- Zero Theorem, The (2014) 7
A computer hacker trying to discover the meaning of life keeps being interrupted by Management.
- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 6
The Taming of the Shrew, set in a modern high school, starring Julia Stiles.
- 4th Dimension, The (2008) 6
Feels inspired by Eraserhead and Pi, but this Aphex Twin-scored meditation on reality ultimately disappoints.
- 50 First Dates (2004) 6
Sandler repeatedly attempts to woo Barrymore, who can't make new memories since her accident. Silly.
- 9 Songs (2005) 6
Over 69 minutes, a young couple's intense sexual encounters are interspersed with nine rock concerts.
- Absolute Power (1997) 6
Career thief Clint Eastwood witnesses a horrific crime involving ruthless U.S. President Gene Hackman.
- Air Force One (1997) 6
When Russian neo-nationalists hijack Air Force One, President Harrison Ford chooses between family and country.
- Alice in Wonderland (1999) 6
A made-for-TV, family-friendly version with a cast of Hollywood all stars. It's hardly worth watching.
- 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.
- American Psycho (2000) 6
Christian Bale is a wealthy serial-killer hobbyist with a passion for weapons of human mutilation.
- 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?
- Any Given Sunday (1999) 6
Oliver Stone explores the world of professional football. Look for the eyeball on the field.
- Anywhere But Here (1999) 6
Susan Sarandon and daughter Natalie Portman try to start a new life in Beverly Hills.
- Arlington Road (1999) 6
Widowed professor Jeff Bridges begins to suspect that his neighbor Tim Robbins is a terrorist.
- 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?
- Awakening, The (2012) 6
In 1921 England, a boarding school reports sightings of a child ghost. Unresolved, muddled plot.
- 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.
- Beat Hotel, The (2012) 6
Collects fragments of 1950s-era Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs and Gysin living in a rundown Paris hotel.
- Beowulf (2007) 6
I am Beowulf! My lips don't move right and my eyes are dead. Corny, unsatisfying.
- Besieged (1998) 6
Housekeeper Thandie Newton goes into exile in Italy after her African husband is jailed.
- Best Man, The (1999) 6
A marriage causes a reunion of college friends. Taye Diggs and Nia Long star.
- BFG, The (2016) 6
Spielberg-directed adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book about giants and a 10-year-old British girl.
- Big Daddy (1999) 6
Would-be lawyer Adam Sandler adopts a six-year-old boy, hoping to win Joey Lauren Adams back.
- Blood: The Last Vampire (2001) 6
A vampire horror anime set in 1966 on a U.S. Air Force base in Japan.
- Blood Work (2002) 6
Retired FBI profiler Clint Eastwood returns to service following clues from his own heart transplant.
- Blow (2001) 6
Johnny Depp plays George Jung, who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.
- Blue Crush (2002) 6
Blonde surfer girl Kate Bosworth prepares for a surf competition while looking extremely attractive.
- Boiler Room (2000) 6
A derivative story of stock market scammers, chop shops, and conspicuous consumption. Stars Giovanni Ribisi.
- Bolt (2008) 6
A lovable cartoon dog movie. Plus, Miley Cyrus sounds like she drinks whiskey every night.
- Bottom of the World (2017) 6
Trippy mystery of a guilty subconscious. Dreams within dreams, but falls flat in the end.
- 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.
- Brown Bunny, The (2004) 6
An aimless, gut-wrenching film of loneliness, sexual obsession and guilt. Vincent Gallo is fearlessly narcissistic.
- Burn After Reading (2008) 6
A CIA agent's memoirs falls into the hands of opportunistic idiots. Pointless Coen Brothers farce.
- Butterfly Effect, The (2004) 6
An excellent concept. Did you really think Ashton Kutcher and friends could pull it off?
- Byzantium (2013) 6
Two mysterious women take refuge in a seaside town. An outlandish but effective vampire story.
- Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (2009) 6
A metadocumentary. This film about making documentaries should have been richer, deeper and edited better.
- Cartoon Noir (1999) 6
Six oddball, animated shorts from five countries, featuring supernatural elements and darker themes. Mediocre.
- Changing Lanes (2002) 6
A fender-bender between lawyer Ben Affleck and businessman Samuel L. Jackson escalates into a feud.
- Chasing Sleep (2001) 6
An insomniac wakes up to find his wife missing and proceeds to lose his mind.
- Choke (2008) 6
Screen adaptation of the Palahniuk novel about a sex-addicted scam artist and his hospitalized mother.
- City of Ember (2008) 6
An underground city is falling apart after 200 years. Fairly dark for a kids' movie.
- Civil Action, A (1998) 6
Lawyer John Travolta stars in this courtroom drama about a company's responsibility for toxic waste.
- Close Your Eyes (2002) 6
A hypnotherapist receives visions from the inside of his patients' minds. A key to immortality?
- Colony (2010) 6
Slow and unfocused documentary about beekeeping, and the struggle to cope with colony collapse disorder.
- Cop Land (1997) 6
Sheriff Sylvester Stallone uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy. Will he cross the crooked cops?
- Coyote Waits (2003) 6
A murder mystery set on a Navajo reservation. Part of PBS's American Mystery! series.
- 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.
- Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010) 6
Animatrix-style companion to EA's video game. Dante enters the nine circles of hell, battles demons.
- Death to Smoochy (2002) 6
When children's television show host Robin Williams is fired, he plots revenge against Edward Norton.
- Deep Impact (1998) 6
Who will survive when a comet collides with Earth? It sucks much less than Armageddon.
- Déjà Vu (2006) 6
Are you ready for the space-time continuum to get Bruckheimered? Explosions! Insulted intelligence! More explosions!
- Devil's Advocate, The (1997) 6
Hotshot lawyer Keanu Reeves learns that his new boss, Al Pacino, is the Devil himself.
- Devil's Own, The (1997) 6
New York cop Harrison Ford discovers that houseguest Brad Pitt is an IRA terrorist.
- Edge, The (1997) 6
Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin are stranded, dangerously unequipped, after their plane crashes in Alaska.
- Embers (2015) 6
Survivors of a global neurological epidemic, unable to make memories, live entirely in the present.
- Enemy at the Gates (2001) 6
Two Russian and German snipers play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.
- Erin Brockovich (2000) 6
Single mother Julia Roberts becomes a legal assistant and brings down a toxic power company.
- Equilibrium (2002) 6
In a super-serious fascist future, Christian Bale has mastered the technique of the gun kata.
- Extraordinary Tales (2015) 6
Animated anthology of five stories adapted from Edgar Allan Poe. Disjointedly connected via Death character.
- Face/Off (1997) 6
Undercover agent John Travolta and terrorist Nicolas Cage assume each other's identities by exchanging faces.
- Faculty, The (1998) 6
High school students Jordana Brewster and Clea DuVall suspect that their teachers are becoming aliens.
- Family Man, The (2000) 6
On Christmas morning, investment broker Nicolas Cage wakes up in a life-altering Dickensian parallel universe.
- Fast and the Furious, The (2001) 6
Welcome to the underworld subculture of Los Angeles street-racers and car hijacking, starring Vin Diesel.
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005) 6
Beautifully rendered CGI could not hold my interest. For Final Fantasy video game fans only.
- Forgotten, The (2004) 6
Julianne Moore is told that her nine-year-old son never existed. Who is fabricating reality?
- Foxfire (1996) 6
Five wild teenage girls (including Angelina Jolie) become friends after sexual harassment by a teacher.
- Frailty (2002) 6
Bill Paxton's chilling study of a family's disintegration. The plot twists and payoff underwhelmed me.
- Freeway (1996) 6
Little Red Riding Hood adapted into a corrosive, white-trash, road-crime movie. Stars Reese Witherspoon.
- Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) 6
A fictionalized, metaphorical account of the formation of artist Diane Arbus. Nicole Kidman is brilliant.
- Get Smart (2008) 6
Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway are super-secret spies or whatever. Can their gadgets defeat KAOS?
- G.I. Jane (1997) 6
Demi Moore gets a crewcut and perseveres through rigorous Navy SEALS training, flotation devices intact.
- Giant Mechanical Man, The (2012) 6
Jenna Fischer is charming in this offbeat celebration of confused, aimless adults. Annoying supporting characters.
- Girl, Interrupted (1999) 6
Account of an 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s, starring Winona Ryder.
- Girl Asleep (2016) 6
Vibrant and fantastical. Chaotic caricature of a teenage girl coming of age in 1970s Australia.
- Give 'em Hell, Malone (2009) 6
Mediocre, ultraviolent detective noir in need of a better director. Ridiculous villains in second-rate makeup.
- Gladiator (2000) 6
Set in digitized ancient Rome, this epic spaghetti Western-style movie stars army general Russell Crowe.
- Glass House, The (2001) 6
Leelee Sobieski and Stellan Skarsgård manage to make this a reasonably decent movie.
- Godzilla (2014) 6
Godzilla rises again in this nuclear-powered remake that spans the Pacific. Awesome monsters, dull humans.
- Great Expectations (1998) 6
Modernization of classic Charles Dickens story, starring New York painter Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow.
- Haiku Tunnel (2001) 6
A comedy about tempness versus permness, both in the workplace and in life.
- Haunter (2013) 6
A 1985 teenager's stuck in a time loop. Predictable yet illogical 'Groundhog Day' with ghosts.
- Havoc (2005) 6
Two affluent suburban girls clash with Latino gang culture. Stars Anne Hathaway and Bijou Phillips.
- Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006) 6
A samurai sword sends Hellboy into a dangerous realm of Japanese legends, ghosts and monsters.
- Heroes - Seasons 1-3 (2009) 6
Cleverly structured graphic novel in TV-show format about people with diverse superpowers. It became unwatchable.
- Hidalgo (2004) 6
American Viggo Mortensen and his horse enter a 3,000 mile survival race across Arabia.
- Hideous Kinky (1998) 6
A hippie British woman travels to Morocco with her two young daughters. Stars Kate Winslet.
- 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.
- Hot Girls Wanted (2015) 6
Superficial documentary of lost and confused young women being exploited in the amateur porn industry.
- How Beer Saved the World (2011) 6
Simplifies human history to exaggerate the importance of beer to civilization. BEER! Extreme hyperbole!
- Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The (2014) 6
Jennifer Lawrence's charisma is the only thing holding this trilogy together. Sadly underdeveloped, yet overdone.
- 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.
- Imagination (2007) 6
Eric Leiser's surreal experiment with puppetry, stop-motion sketches and claymation. And unconvincing actors.
- Immortals (2011) 6
Tarsem's Greek epic succeeds at being a gorgeous, self-important spectacle. It's less enjoyable than 300.
- In Time (2011) 6
Promising concept plays like a contrived mishmash of Logan's Run, Robin Hood, Bonnie and Clyde.
- Incredible Hulk, The (2008) 6
Too bad the awkward computer-generated creatures killed the movie, despite Edward Norton. Noisy and boring.
- Independence Day (1996) 6
Gigantic spaceships piloted by a mysterious alien species approach Earth. Then the White House explodes.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 6
Indy battles the Soviets in 1957. Spielberg/Lucas feature Area 51 and interdimensional cosmic Mayan nonsense.
- Ingenious (2009) 6
Likable rags-to-riches comedy based on the true story of an Arizona inventor of novelty items.
- International, The (2009) 6
Worth watching for the Guggenheim Museum shootout, but this globetrotting thriller is fairly unremarkable.
- Into the Forest (2016) 6
Post-apocalyptic survivalist story with surprisingly limited hardship. The sisterhood of the talented Page and Wood.
- Inventing the Abbotts (1997) 6
A tale of class division and forbidden love set in the 1950s, starring Liv Tyler.
- John Carter (2012) 6
Hectic, violent CGI epic about Mars. Sort of fun, but I was never emotionally invested.
- Keeping the Faith (2000) 6
Priest Edward Norton and rabbi Ben Stiller both fall in love with Jenna Elfman.
- Killshot (2009) 6
Diane Lane is placed in the witness protection program. Is she safe from Mickey Rourke?
- Kingdom, The (2007) 6
FBI agents are sent to investigate a Saudi bombing. It's really just a revenge movie.
- Last Night (2011) 6
Tense study of whether tempted spouses will actually commit adultery. Knightley glows, Worthington is dull.
- Laurel Canyon (2002) 6
An uptight young man moves in with Frances McDormand and experiences a clash of lifestyles.
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) 6
A young owl is abducted, but he escapes and seeks out the legendary Guardians.
- Life as a House (2001) 6
Terminally ill Kevin Kline takes custody of his teenage son. Jena Malone is charming.
- Lifeguard, The (2013) 6
Lovable Kristen Bell's sensitive, sympathetic performance saves this uninspired movie. But she's actually too likable.
- Limbo (2005) 6
A bullet sends a man into a repeating time loop. Afterlife as low-budget film noir.
- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012) 6
Hyperactive disservice to Seuss. Teaches how to blindly consume and toss marshmallows to adorable bears.
- Love (2012) 6
Lonely astronaut stranded aboard the ISS develops cabin fever, becomes one with the universe. Posthumanism.
- Lovelace (2013) 6
Superficially explores the story of one-time porn star Linda Lovelace and her sleazy, abusive husband.
- Lulu on the Bridge (1999) 6
After Jazz saxophonist Harvey Keitel is accidentally shot, he enters into a hallucinatory, obsessive affair.
- Mad City (1997) 6
Museum guard John Travolta takes hostages. TV newsman Dustin Hoffman leads the sensational media frenzy.
- Majestic, The (2001) 6
In 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer loses his memory. Predictable, sentimental and syrupy, but charming.
- Man with the Iron Fists, The (2012) 6
RZA's martial arts thriller combines kung-fu action and hip-hop style. Saga of a Chinese blacksmith.
- Meet Joe Black (1998) 6
We have Brad Pitt as Death, media tycoon Anthony Hopkins, and intriguing daughter Claire Forlani.
- Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The (1999) 6
Young Milla Jovovich receives a vision to rid 15th century France of its oppressors. Stylish.
- Million Dollar Hotel (2000) 6
A dilapidated California hotel plays host to mentally ill people unable to afford medical insurance.
- Mirror Mirror (2012) 6
Visually stunning like all Tarsem movies, and Julia Roberts was cast appropriately, but jarringly jokey/dopey.
- Mission: Impossible II (2000) 6
Secret agent Tom Cruise seeks a German-manufactured virus before it falls into the wrong hands.
- Mr. Brooks (2007) 6
A surprisingly likable and engaging Hollywood serial killer movie, especially with Costner as the lead.
- 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.
- Ninja Assassin (2009) 6
A ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him. So much CGI blood.
- Ninth Gate, The (1999) 6
Rare book dealer Johnny Depp seeks out the last two copies of a demon text.
- New World, The (2005) 6
Malick depicts Pocahontas's life in 1600s Virginia. It's epic, sluggish, and burdened by disjointed voiceovers.
- Next (2007) 6
Nicholas Cage can see the future. An unsatisfying Philip K. Dick adaptation of slow-mo explosions.
- 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.
- On the Road (2012) 6
I struggled to get into this disappointing yet interesting-enough adaptation of the 1957 Kerouac novel.
- Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) 6
The finale of Robert Rodriguez's Mariachi trilogy. Johnny Depp redeems this overstuffed spaghetti Western.
- One Hour Photo (2002) 6
Robin Williams is a one-hour photo lab employee who becomes obsessed with a suburban family.
- Orange County (2002) 6
Jack Black tries to help smart highschooler Colin Hanks get admitted into Stanford.
- OtherLife (2017) 6
Biological software can induce time-compressed virtual realities, or make false memories. A lonely, cautionary tale.
- Pacific Rim (2013) 6
Predictable monster-robot movie that's smarter than Transformers, but silly. I expected more from del Toro.
- Parallels (2015) 6
A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths. Interesting concept, but mediocre execution.
- Peacemaker, The (1997) 6
George Clooney and Nicole Kidman investigate a nuclear explosion in Russia, unraveling a terrorist conspiracy.
- 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.
- PU-239: The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (2007) 6
A nuclear plant worker with radiation poisoning tries to sell stolen plutonium to Moscow gangsters.
- Pumpkin (2002) 6
College sorority girl Christina Ricci is drawn into a relationship with a young disabled man.
- Push (2009) 6
Dakota Fanning was the only compelling part of this telekinetic incoherence set in Hong Kong.
- Pushing Tin (1999) 6
John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton are air traffic controllers playing a game of one-upmanship.
- Replacement Killers, The (1998) 6
Professional killer Chow Yun-Fat betrays a crime boss. Document forger Mira Sorvino offers her help.
- Revolver (2007) 6
This stylish Guy Ritchie art film about con-men feels jumbled, pretentious and psychoanalytical. But intriguing.
- 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.
- Salinger (2013) 6
Invades the privacy of J. D. Salinger. Engaging speculation, but trumpeted through a flawed, self-important lens.
- Salton Sea, The (2002) 6
After his wife is murdered, Val Kilmer drifts into a world of speed junkies.
- Saw (2004) 6
Cary Elwes wakes up in the secure lair of a serial killer nicknamed Jigsaw. Grisly.
- Secret Life of Pets, The (2016) 6
The silly escapades of some Manhattan pets and a psychotic rabbit. Both cute and annoying.
- Secret Window (2004) 6
You stole my story! This combination of Johnny Depp and Stephen King should've been better.
- Self/less (2015) 6
Explores the premise of transplanting minds into new bodies. Turns into a conventional action movie.
- Shallow Hal (2001) 6
Shallow Jack Black falls in love with 300-pound Gwyneth Paltrow because of her inner beauty.
- Siege, The (1998) 6
Martial law is declared in New York City after an Islamic religious leader is abducted.
- Silent House (2012) 6
Thrilling performance from Elizabeth Olsen. Shot to mimic one continuous real-time take. Letdown by ending.
- Six Days Seven Nights (1998) 6
Cargo pilot Harrison Ford and New Yorker Anne Heche become stranded on a tropical island.
- Sleeping Beauty (2011) 6
Detached, calculating portrait of a directionless, unaware student drawn into a mysterious world of desires.
- 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.
- Soloist, The (2009) 6
Downey Jr., Foxx and Keener are great, but this biography feels slightly heavy-handed and exploitive.
- 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.
- Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 6
Jar Jar is muzzled, Yoda breaks out his light-saber, and Natalie Portman bares her midriff.
- Stigmata (1999) 6
Hairdresser Patricia Arquette shows signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. A Vatican priest investigates.
- 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?
- Taking of Pelham 123, The (2009) 6
Another generic, disposable Tony Scott thriller. This one has subway trains and stars Denzel Washington.
- Tangled (2010) 6
Disney's story of Rapunzel. A bland, computer-animated corporate musical that made me borderline suicidal.
- Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2010) 6
The third film in Tsukamoto's series about technology's dehumanizing influence. Human bodies as weapons.
- These Final Hours (2015) 6
Just hours before a global extinction event, most people go crazy. One man finds redemption.
- Thirteenth Floor, The (1999) 6
A sci-fi thriller about computer-simulated universes where people only believe they are real.
- Thor (2011) 6
The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of Asgard and sent to Earth.
- Tideland (2006) 6
A young girl with drug-addicted parents creates a half-fantasy world with doll heads, deranged neighbors.
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) 6
Pierce Brosnan is James Bond. This time Michelle Yeoh and Teri Hatcher are Bond girls.
- Training Day (2001) 6
As a rookie narcotics officer, Ethan Hawke is partnered with rogue detective Denzel Washington.
- Trainwreck (2015) 6
Commitment-phobic career woman Amy Schumer grows up. An irreverent and candid comedy about relationships.
- 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.
- Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) 6
A made-for-TV movie with sportswriter Hank Azaria and retired professor Jack Lemmon, dying of ALS.
- Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story, The (2003) 6
This Peter Greenaway multimedia project is too ambitious, difficult, and intertextual. Caroline Dhavernas still shines.
- U-571 (2000) 6
During WWII, American submariners board a German submarine trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.
- Upside Down (2013) 6
If you can somehow accept the ludicrous science/impossible physics, it's charming. An ambitious love story.
- Vanilla Sky (2001) 6
Tom Cruise's useless remake of Open Your Eyes. Penélope Cruz reprises her role, in English.
- VANish (2015) 6
A drug lord's daughter is taken hostage by amateurs. Entertaining mayhem ensues inside their van.
- Veronica Guerin (2003) 6
Irish journalist Cate Blanchett is murdered by drug dealers she exposed in her newspaper articles.
- Wanted (2008) 6
A young man finds out his long-lost father is an assassin. Then hyperkinetic bullet-bending ensues.
- Way, The (2011) 6
A grieving father embarks on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Sincere, but too explanatory, awkward.
- We Were Soldiers (2002) 6
Details a major battle in the Vietnam War, starring Mel Gibson and trout-lipped Madeleine Stowe.
- 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 Lies Beneath (2000) 6
Professor Harrison Ford totally freaks out. Michelle Pfeiffer and model Amber Valletta are quite stunning.
- 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.
- Wheelman (2017) 6
A getaway driver is double-crossed. Top-speed BMW driving plus cell-phone cursing. 'Locke' it is not.
- Wild Blue Yonder, The (2005) 6
Werner Herzog fashions a boring sci-fi documentary from beautiful undersea Antarctica footage and NASA video.
- Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic (2008) 6
Irritating modern opera rehearsals dominate the story of Oppenheimer and the 1945 Trinity atomic test.
- World Is Not Enough, The (1999) 6
Pierce Brosnan is James Bond and the ever-cerebral Denise Richards plays a nuclear scientist. Cough.
- Yesterday Was a Lie (2010) 6
Ambitious indie that explores the sci-fi film noir genre. Packed with Jung and consciousness theories.
- 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.
- 2012 (2009) 5
So soulless and insulting that we don't care about billions dying in the global cataclysm.
- Æon Flux (2005) 5
Charlize Theron is a stunning, athletic heroine. But they've destroyed the meaning of the series.
- After.Life (2010) 5
Christina Ricci is constantly naked in this pretentious horror film featuring a creepy funeral director.
- Alice in Wonderland (2010) 5
Tim Burton took a story I love, stripped out the allegories and added CGI. Sigh.
- All I Wanna Do (1998) 5
It's 1963 and Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, and Rachael Leigh Cook are pissed-off schoolgirls.
- Amityville Horror, The (2005) 5
While overproduced and derivative, this horror remake starring Ryan Reynolds exceeded my expectations.
- American Pie 2 (2001) 5
The sequel to the famous prom night of sexual misadventure. Eugene Levy is still brilliant.
- Animal Factory (2000) 5
How to become a hardened criminal in prison. Willem Dafoe mentors young Edward Furlong.
- Apt Pupil (1998) 5
A boy blackmails neighbor Ian McKellen after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.
- At First Sight (1999) 5
Girlfriend Mira Sorvino encourages blind Val Kilmer to have an operation to regain his sight.
- August Rush (2007) 5
An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift to help find his birth parents. Overtly sentimental.
- 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.
- Bedazzled (2000) 5
Brendan Fraser sells his soul to the Devil (Elizabeth Hurley) for seven wishes. Mindless remake.
- Be Cool (2005) 5
The entire premise involves having John Travolta and Uma Thurman reprise their Pulp Fiction dance.
- Birthday Girl (2002) 5
Nicole Kidman arrives in a small town as a bank clerk's Russian mail-order bride.
- Bone Collector, The (1999) 5
Detective Denzel Washington and street cop Angelina Jolie track down a serial killer in Manhattan.
- Born of Hope (2009) 5
Kate Madison's Lord of the Rings prequel, based on Tolkien's appendix paragraphs. Decent low-budget effort.
- Bounce (2000) 5
Ben Affleck switches plane tickets with a man. The plane crashes. He meets Gwyneth Paltrow.
- Brokedown Palace (1999) 5
Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale are arrested for smuggling drugs while vacationing in Thailand.
- Bruce Almighty (2003) 5
Reporter Jim Carrey is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult God's job is.
- Chronicles of Riddick, The (2004) 5
Five years after Pitch Black, wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a new planet. Weak script.
- City of Angels (1998) 5
Celestial duty or earthly love? Will angel Nicolas Cage become human for Meg Ryan? Sappy!
- Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) 5
Chev Chelios is back in an even more random and intentionally absurd movie. Insane action.
- Crow: City of Angels, The (1996) 5
The spirit of the Crow resurrects another man seeking revenge for his son's murder.
- Cube 2: Hypercube (2002) 5
Bizarre, nonsensical sequel packed with bad dialogue/acting. Devoid of Cube's existentialism and simplicity.
- Daredevil (2003) 5
Ben Affleck, who can't act, zipped into a maroon bodysuit. Enough said.
- Deep Blue Sea (1999) 5
To cure Alzheimer's disease, scientists genetically engineer sharks with deadly intelligence. What could go wrong?
- Disturbing Behavior (1998) 5
Why are these teenagers such perfect upstanding citizens? Katie Holmes has a sinister explanation.
- Doctor Dolittle (1998) 5
Veterinarian Eddie Murphy talks to the animals and can hear them talk back. Mental institution?
- Double Jeopardy (1999) 5
Paroled Ashley Judd was framed for her husband's murder, but suspects he is still alive.
- 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.
- End of Days (1999) 5
Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's Arnold Schwarzenegger, pyrotechnics, and CGI.
- 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.
- Fantastic Four (2005) 5
Exposure to cosmic radiation creates superhero scientists: Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Thing, and Jessica Alba.
- FDR: American Badass! (2012) 5
As expected, the two-minute trailer was funnier than the movie. Crude/dumb humor, with Nazi werewolves.
- Feed (2006) 5
An Internet sex crimes expert investigates feeder-gainer relationships (sexual fetish of the grotesquely obese).
- Final Destination (2000) 5
It begins with a plane crash and demonstrates that you can't cheat predestined death. Much.
- Final Destination 2 (2003) 5
Ali Larter is back on Death's path of destruction. Features gruesome accidents galore.
- Final Destination 3 (2006) 5
Better than the first two. I watched the Rube-Goldberg deaths with amusement. The nudity helped.
- Frequency (2000) 5
A firefighter receives future-sent communications via a ham radio and some silly fluke involving sunspots.
- Girl from Monday, The (2005) 5
Citizens have become property traded on the stock exchange, but aliens are supporting the resistance.
- Glitch in the Grid (2011) 5
Three artists find spiritual renewal in this imaginative but self-indulgent film by the Leiser Brothers.
- Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) 5
Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie have steal to 50 exotic cars in one night.
- Gun Shy (2000) 5
Undercover DEA agent Liam Neeson almost gets killed. He begins attending group therapy for support.
- Halo Legends (2010) 5
Collection of seven Halo stories. Starts out heavy-handedly and badly animated, but eventually gets better.
- 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.
- Host, The (2013) 5
From the writer of Twilight comes a poorly structured alien-human romance, presumably for adolescent girls.
- Hostel (2005) 5
Hedonism and bare breasts mixed with horrific gore, grisly torture, and the slandering of Slovakia.
- 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!
- Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, The (2015) 5
The downhill slide concludes. Was almost wishing Katniss would shoot every character with an arrow.
- iBoy (2017) 5
A teen gains superpowers after smartphone fragments enter his brain. Bruv, mind-hacking everything is easy!
- Instinct (1999) 5
Set in a maximum-security prison, psychiatrist Cuba Gooding Jr. examines madman anthropologist Anthony Hopkins.
- 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.
- John Q (2002) 5
Denzel Washington takes the emergency room hostage until doctors agree to perform his son's transplant.
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) 5
Brendan Fraser travels to Iceland looking for Verne's lost subterranean world. Turn off your brain.
- Just Married (2003) 5
Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy are on their honeymoon in Europe. Things go really badly.
- K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) 5
Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson star in this dull tale of a malfunctioning nuclear submarine.
- Kiss the Girls (1997) 5
The first of many mediocre Ashley Judd crime thrillers. This one also stars Morgan Freeman.
- Knowing (2009) 5
A disappointment from Alex Proyas. I was ready for the apocalypse after two long hours.
- Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002) 5
It is an honor having you beat up random people in our city.
- Last Survivors, The (2015) 5
A teen girl tries to evade masked marauders in drought-stricken, post-apocalyptic Oregon. High body count.
- League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The (2003) 5
In an alternate Victorian Age world, Captain Nemo, Tom Sawyer, and Dr. Jekyll join forces.
- 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'.
- Man with the Iron Fists 2, The (2015) 5
RZA, the kung-fu blacksmith, arrives unceremoniously in an oppressed silver-mining village in feudal China. Fight!
- Martian Child (2007) 5
It's emotional manipulation from Mars. This is K-PAX with a six-year-old instead of Kevin Spacey.
- 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.
- Mist, The (2007) 5
A fairly derivative, depressing creature-horror film with too much religious ranting. Final scene is staggering.
- Mod Squad, The (1999) 5
An undercover cop recruits three minor delinquents to bust a drug ring. Stars Claire Danes.
- Murder at 1600 (1997) 5
Washington homicide cop Wesley Snipes and agent Diane Lane investigate murder inside the White House.
- National Treasure (2004) 5
Diane Heidkrueger has been able to capture my attention since her mid-1990s modeling days.
- Number 23, The (2007) 5
Far-fetched but sometimes clever thriller starring Jim Carrey. 23 equals bad numerology and worse directing.
- One and Two (2015) 5
Siblings with teleportation powers live with their abusive father on an isolated Mennonite-like farmstead. WTF.
- Outside Ozona (1998) 5
Oklahoma motorists listening to the same radio station DJ are connected by a serial killer.
- Palmetto (1998) 5
Recently released ex-con Woody Harrelson gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns real.
- Pandorum (2009) 5
Derivative sci-fi thriller on a spaceship. Crewmembers wake up with no knowledge of their mission.
- Payback (1999) 5
Thief Mel Gibson plots revenge when he is betrayed by his wife and best friend.
- Perfect Murder, A (1998) 5
Remake of Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder, starring millionaire industrialist Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow.
- 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?
- Planet of the Apes (2001) 5
Tim Burton reimagines the original film, poorly. Absurd plot, bad satire, pirouetting apes, no significance.
- Playing God (1997) 5
Famed surgeon David Duchovny is stripped of his medical license and becomes a criminal doctor.
- Practical Magic (1998) 5
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are cursed sisters with a hereditary gift for practical magic.
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) 5
A live-action video game featuring a special dagger that can reverse time. Disposable Bruckheimer cinema.
- Race to Witch Mountain (2009) 5
Good, family-friendly Disney fun that damages your will to live. Spectacularly bland and poorly written.
- Reconstruction of William Zero, The (2015) 5
A geneticist with amnesia awakes under the care of his identical twin. Clever, but clumsy.
- Red State (2011) 5
Ugly, preachy Kevin Smith film. The teen horror genre plus fundamentalist religious fervor and violence.
- Remember the Titans (2000) 5
A story of high school racial integration in the early 1970s, starring Denzel Washington.
- Resident Evil (2002) 5
That scene where Milla Jovovich kicks the crap out of undead Dobermans is pretty cool.
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) 5
Skinny white chicks with guns brazenly kick zombie ass while trying to escape Raccoon City.
- Road Trip (2000) 5
Four college friends take a road trip to retrieve a mistakenly mailed sex tape. Crass.
- Ruins, The (2008) 5
Bone-crunching gore as American tourists learn the horrors of sightseeing in the forbidding Mexican jungle.
- Rush Hour 2 (2001) 5
Jackie Chan and comedian Chris Tucker get involved in a Hong Kong counterfeit money scam.
- Saw II (2005) 5
Jigsaw forces another round of kidnapped people to play survival games in medieval torture chambers.
- Scary Movie (2000) 5
A spoof of dozens of movies, from Scream to American Beauty to the Sixth Sense.
- Scream 2 (1997) 5
A copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel. Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox scream!
- She's All That (1999) 5
A Pygmalion remake. Freddie Prinze Jr. bets he can make Rachael Leigh Cook prom queen.
- Sleeping Dogs Lie (2005) 5
A short, low-budget film. Maynard James Keenan was charming, but Audioslave's Brad Wilk can't act.
- Speed Racer (2008) 5
A hyperfrenetic explosion of sound and color in the form of Car-Fu. It's marginally watchable.
- Spider-Man 3 (2007) 5
Boring/incoherent/awkward for 90 minutes, then three minutes of cool, then Venom and the climactic battle.
- Spirit, The (2008) 5
Frank Miller's self-aware film noir is gorgeous, vapid, overacted and emotionless. Based on Eisner's comics.
- Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) 5
Terribly written dialogue combined with expensive special effects. Jar Jar Binks is unbelievably annoying.
- Starship Troopers (1997) 5
Future humans battle giant alien bugs in a fight for survival, with nude co-ed showers.
- Stay Alive (2006) 5
A videogame kills players in the real world. It's gory CGI fun featuring Samaire Armstrong.
- 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.
- Stuck (2008) 5
The callous aftermath of a hit-and-run. I winced at the bad acting and grisly suffering.
- Sucker Punch (2011) 5
Surreal, masturbatory fantasy. Cabaret dancers with guns battle samurai, steampunk Nazis, orcs, dragons and robots.
- Superstorm (2007) 5
Scientists attempt to divert or weaken a Miami-bound hurricane using cloud seeding. A miniseries docudrama.
- Surrogates (2009) 5
Soulless industrial entertainment. Most humans live in isolation and interact entirely via glamorous surrogate robots.
- Surveillance (2009) 5
A crude, unsettling thriller by Jennifer Lynch. It's a disappointment, but Bill Pullman is great.
- Titan A.E. (2000) 5
In 3028, cartoon Earth prepares for an attack by the Drej, a vicious alien race.
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) 5
Unrelenting sound and fury. I appreciated the alternate Apollo and Chernobyl histories. But it's vapid.
- Trauma (2004) 5
English LanguageSearch returned all English language films out of 1566 total rated films.