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Last film added: July 20, 2018. There are currently 1586 films in the database (since 1996).


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  1. Movie DetailsAmélie (2001) 10  ComedyWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Shy French waitress Amélie decides to be a regular do-gooder and accidentally falls in love.
  2. Movie DetailsCelebration, The (1998) 10  
    This Dogme 95 film, set on a grandfather's 60th birthday, spirals into forbidden family territory.
  3. Movie DetailsCollected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer, The (2005) 10  AnimationHorrorObscure/RareI own on DVD
    An excellent retrospective of surreal, unsettling films from the Czech animator, dating 1965 to 1992.
  4. Movie DetailsCyclo (1996) 10  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    After a Vietnamese man's bicycle-taxi is stolen, he desperately turns to the mob for work.
  5. Movie DetailsDance of Reality, The (2014) 10  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Jodorowsky bares his soul through a dreamlike, mythical retelling of his childhood in Chile. Provocative.
  6. Movie DetailsEndless Poetry (2017) 10  FantasyObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    Jodorowsky's vibrant retelling of his life continues. Chronicles personal and artistic development via magical realism.
  7. Movie DetailsIn the Mood for Love (2001) 10  
    Kar-Wai Wong's masterpiece of romantic longing and restraint that dissolves like cigarette smoke against silk.
  8. Movie DetailsPan's Labyrinth (2006) 10  FantasyHorror
    Guillermo del Toro presents a young girl's fantastic alternate reality, set in 1944 fascist Spain.
  9. Movie DetailsPersepolis (2007) 10  AnimationComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/TrueFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Autobiographical, cinematic graphic novel of a young outspoken girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
  10. Movie DetailsRosetta (2000) 10  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    The Dardenne Brothers' Dogme 95 film. Young Rosetta will do anything to maintain a job.
  11. Movie DetailsSon, The (2002) 10  Obscure/Rare
    The Dardennes' build emotional and moral complexity around a vocational training center for troubled boys.
  12. Movie DetailsSpirited Away (2001) 10  AnimationFantasyI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Miyazaki animates an alternate nighttime universe of Japanese gods and spirits.
  13. Movie DetailsTriplets of Belleville, The (2003) 10  AnimationComedySport
    Visually unique animation about a Tour de France kidnapping and the bizarre rescue effort.
  14. Movie DetailsWaltz with Bashir (2008) 10  AnimationWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Stunning. Folman interviews Israeli veterans of the 1982 Lebanon invasion to reconstruct his own memories.

  15. EXCELLENT
  16. Movie Details2046 (2004) 9  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Kar-Wai Wong presents a futuristic recapturing of a womanizing writer's memory of six past lovers.
  17. Movie DetailsAi Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about the life of celebrated Chinese artist and outspoken dissident Ai Weiwei. Compelling humanity.
  18. Movie DetailsAmores perros (2000) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Three interconnected stories about life in Mexico City are resolved with a fatal car accident.
  19. Movie DetailsCaché (2005) 9  
    A French couple are terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
  20. Movie DetailsChild, The (2006) 9  
    An uncompromising morality tale by the Dardenne Brothers. Stark but hopeful portrayal of youth poverty.
  21. Movie DetailsChildren of Heaven (1999) 9  
    When Ali loses his sister's shoes, the two share to avoid getting in trouble. Heartwarming.
  22. Movie DetailsCity of God (2003) 9  
    A boy growing up in a violent Rio de Janeiro neighborhood finds redemption through photography.
  23. Movie DetailsCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 9  Fantasy
    The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure.
  24. Movie DetailsCutie and the Boxer (2013) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The art and 40-year marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, Japanese artists in New York.
  25. Movie DetailsDiving Bell and the Butterfly, The (2007) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who was stricken with locked-in syndrome.
  26. Movie DetailsDreamers, The (2004) 9  With Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Outside, the Paris student riots of 1968 are happening. Inside, Eva Green is mesmerizing.
  27. Movie DetailsDreamlife of Angels, The (1998) 9  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    In France, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends and share a flat.
  28. Movie DetailsFallen Angels (1998) 9  
    Kar-Wai Wong directs the story of a professional killer in a surreal Hong Kong nightscape.
  29. Movie DetailsGirl Walks Home Alone at Night, A (2015) 9  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    In Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a lonesome vampire stalks residents at night. Charming as hell.
  30. Movie DetailsHappy Together (1999) 9  
    Gay lovers from Hong Kong visit Argentina and their relationship shatters. Stylish Kar-Wai Wong poem.
  31. Movie DetailsHead-On (2005) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    The adorable Sibel Kekilli marries to satisfy her Turkish family. Drugs, brutality and emotional intensity.
  32. Movie DetailsHero (2002) 9  
    A Rashômonesque martial-arts epic about the attempted assassination of a Chinese warlord, starring Jet Li.
  33. Movie DetailsHoly Motors (2012) 9  FantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Limousine-traveling man assumes nine diverse identities. Dreamlike metaphor for acting/life, the masks of each genre.
  34. Movie DetailsHowl's Moving Castle (2005) 9  AnimationFantasy
    The visual wonderment of Miyazaki reveals a magical world of witches, wizards and fire demons.
  35. Movie DetailsIllusionist, The (2010) 9  AnimationComedy
    An out-of-work, aging French magician travels to Scotland and meets a young woman.
  36. Movie DetailsIncendies (2011) 9  Documentary/True
    Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their mysterious family history. Earth-shattering Greek tragedy.
  37. Movie DetailsJiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) 9  Documentary/True
    Documentary on 85-year-old Tokyo sushi master Jiro Ono. Inspiring example of dedication to a craft.
  38. Movie DetailsKid with a Bike, The (2012) 9  
    The Dardenne Brothers' affecting story of a young boy abandoned to a state-run youth farm.
  39. Movie DetailsLet the Right One In (2008) 9  FantasyHorror
    A dark, dreamlike fairytale about a young Scandinavian vampire that explores a tender childhood friendship.
  40. Movie DetailsLittle Otik (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    A fantastically disturbing Czech fairytale about parenthood. It's conventionally structured for a Svankmajer film.
  41. Movie DetailsLive Flesh (1997) 9  With Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Javier Bardem seeks revenge against the people he feels were responsible for his imprisonment.
  42. Movie DetailsLives of Others, The (2007) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    In 1984 East Berlin, a Stasi agent finds himself fascinated by individuals under his surveillance.
  43. Movie DetailsLorna's Silence (2009) 9  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    The Dardenne Brothers' stunning film about Albanian emigrants in Belgium. Study of a woman's conscience.
  44. Movie DetailsMaria Full of Grace (2004) 9  
    The journey of a Columbian teenager who agrees to smuggle cocaine pellets into New York.
  45. Movie DetailsMifune (1999) 9  Comedy
    A newlywed businessman returns home to care for his brother in this Dogme 95 film.
  46. Movie DetailsMillennium Actress (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    This animated epic blurs the distinction between film, history and memory. There are many truths.
  47. Movie DetailsNo Man's Land (2001) 9  Documentary/True
    During the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993, two opposing soldiers become stranded together.
  48. Movie DetailsOpen Your Eyes (1999) 9  HorrorMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    The brilliant Amenábar film, starring Penélope Cruz, that Tom Cruise turned into Vanilla Sky.
  49. Movie DetailsPaprika (2007) 9  AnimationConspiracyFantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    An insane anime that blurs the separation between reality, dreams, memory, cinema and the Internet.
  50. Movie DetailsPonyo (2009) 9  AnimationFantasy
    Miyazaki's charming story of a magical goldfish princess who begins a quest to become human.
  51. Movie DetailsPrincess Mononoke (1997) 9  AnimationFantasy
    Miyazaki presents a mythological tale of civilization encroaching on the beast gods of the forest.
  52. Movie DetailsPromesse, La (1997) 9  Obscure/Rare
    A gritty, thoughtful portrayal of the illegal immigrant situation in Belgium by the Dardenne Brothers.
  53. Movie DetailsRed Violin, The (1998) 9  Musical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    A red violin makes its way through three centuries over several owners and countries.
  54. Movie DetailsRun Lola Run (1998) 9  AnimationI own on DVD
    A kinetic race against the clock in which small decisions domino into riches, or death.
  55. Movie DetailsScience of Sleep, The (2006) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    A charming hyperactive blur of cellophane-animated fantasy and reality. Surreal and inventive, but not profound.
  56. Movie DetailsSeparation, A (2011) 9  
    The unexpected consequence of an Iranian couple arguing about living abroad and choosing to divorce.
  57. Movie DetailsSex and Lucía (2002) 9  Mind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Julio Medem directs a convoluted dreamlike narrative, starring a novelist, an island and Paz Vega.
  58. Movie DetailsSongs from the Second Floor (2000) 9  Comedy
    A Roy Andersson film that stimulates thought, encourages people to question things, and invites reflection.
  59. Movie DetailsTalk to Her (2002) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Pedro Almodóvar's story of friendship between two men whose girlfriends are both in deep comas.
  60. Movie DetailsTimecrimes (2008) 9  Mind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Like Primer, this is a film of time-travel paradoxes, but with more voyeurism and nudity.
  61. Movie DetailsTurtles Can Fly (2005) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A grim and heartbreaking portrait of Iraq. Refugee children survive by collecting and selling mines.
  62. Movie DetailsTwilight Samurai, The (2004) 9  
    Somber, affecting tale of a low-ranking samurai in the 1800s who gently perseveres through hardship.
  63. Movie DetailsUncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) 9  ComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee experiences the magical intersection of spirit, animal and human worlds.
  64. Movie DetailsVery Long Engagement, A (2004) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet presents Audrey Tautou, whimsical and hopeful, awaiting her fiancée's return from WWI.
  65. Movie DetailsWind Rises, The (2013) 9  AnimationDocumentary/True
    Miyazaki shows Jiro Horikoshi's dream of flight in Japan, passing through both world wars. Fascinating.
  66. Movie DetailsY tu mamá también (2001) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip.
  67. Movie DetailsYi yi (2000) 9  
    The meaning of life explored through portraits of individual members of a Taiwanese family.

  68. VERY GOOD
  69. Movie Details3 Idiots (2009) 8  ComedyMusical/Music
    Three Indian students challenge their college's draconian methods. A smart Bollywood comedy. All is well!
  70. Movie Details5 Broken Cameras (2012) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Intimate study of a small West Bank village's protests against Israeli soldiers. Injustice, violence, resolve.
  71. Movie DetailsAll About My Mother (1999) 8  
    The story of a mother recovering from the death of her teenage son through travel.
  72. Movie DetailsApril and the Extraordinary World (2016) 8  AnimationComedyConspiracyObscure/RareSci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Alternate universe ruled by coal and steam engines. Scientists have been disappearing. Fun French steampunk.
  73. Movie DetailsAshes of Time Redux (2008) 8  
    Kar-Wai Wong's recut version of the 1994 wuxia epic. A broken-hearted swordsman in the desert.
  74. Movie DetailsAura, The (2006) 8  Obscure/Rare
    An epileptic taxidermist imagines executing the perfect robbery, then gets his chance. A psychological thriller.
  75. Movie DetailsBothersome Man, The (2007) 8  ComedyFantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    A man arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there.
  76. Movie DetailsBuena Vista Social Club (1999) 8  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    A documentary about aging and legendary Cuban musicians, brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder.
  77. Movie DetailsCemetery of Splendor (2016) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Gentle magical realism featuring Thai soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness, ancient kings, and love.
  78. Movie DetailsCentral Station (1998) 8  
    A woman who writes letters for illiterate people meets a boy whose mother has died.
  79. Movie DetailsChe: Part One (2009) 8  Documentary/True
    Soderbergh and Del Toro recount the Cuban Revolution: Castro, Che Guevara and the guerrilla army.
  80. Movie DetailsDevil's Backbone, The (2001) 8  FantasyHorror
    An unsettling ghost story set in a Catholic orphanage during the Spanish Civil War.
  81. Movie DetailsFireworks (1998) 8  
    Takeshi Kitano presents a movie based on consequences and states of mind rather than action.
  82. Movie DetailsFreedom on the Fence (2005) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A documentary project about the culturally iconic art of Polish posters under the USSR regime.
  83. Movie DetailsFrom Up on Poppy Hill (2013) 8  Animation
    Lovely but mundane parable about preserving history from the Miyazakis/Studio Ghibli. Set in post-WWII Japan.
  84. Movie DetailsGirl with the Dragon Tattoo, The (2010) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    A journalist and a hacker team up to investigate a 40-year-old unsolved disappearance. Dark, complex.
  85. Movie DetailsGoodbye Lenin! (2004) 8  Comedy
    A young man tries to prevent his mother from learning that Germany has been reunified.
  86. Movie DetailsGrandmaster, The (2013) 8  Documentary/True
    Kar-Wai Wong's dazzling tale of Ip Man, the legendary kung-fu master who trained Bruce Lee.
  87. Movie DetailsI'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2007) 8  ComedySci-Fi
    A troubled girl who attempts to charge her body with electronics meets another eccentric patient.
  88. Movie DetailsKikujiro (1999) 8  Comedy
    Takeshi Kitano explores the unlikely bond between a brash, loudmouthed adult and a nine-year-old boy.
  89. Movie DetailsKinamand (2006) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A Danish plumber begins eating at a family-run Chinese diner and makes unexpected emotional connections.
  90. Movie DetailsKite Runner, The (2007) 8  
    Pain and redemption through Afghanistan's recent history, from boyhood kite-flying contests to brutal Taliban rule.
  91. Movie DetailsLife is Beautiful (1998) 8  Comedy
    Jewish man Roberto Benigni uses humor to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.
  92. Movie DetailsLila Says (2005) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A well-acted story of seduction and self-realization, revolving around the beautiful and alluring Vahina Giocante.
  93. Movie DetailsLittle Thief, The (1999) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A young man from the French countryside moves to the city to find a job.
  94. Movie DetailsLovers of the Arctic Circle, The (1998) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    A story of circular lives, with circular names, in a circular place. Life is happenstance.
  95. Movie DetailsMicmacs (2010) 8  Comedy
    Jeunet's circus-like film about a man with a plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.
  96. Movie DetailsMotorcycle Diaries, The (2004) 8  Documentary/True
    Dramatization of an epic motorcycle road trip a young Che Guevara took through South America.
  97. Movie DetailsMy Life as a Zucchini (2017) 8  AnimationComedyObscure/Rare
    Vibrant stop-motion animation about a young boy sent to a foster home. Delightful youthful resilience.
  98. Movie DetailsNine Queens (2000) 8  
    Two con-artists try to swindle a stamp collector with a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps.
  99. Movie DetailsNói albínói (2004) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A teenager drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland.
  100. Movie DetailsOldboy (2005) 8  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    A man who was kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years exacts his brutal revenge. Stunning.
  101. Movie DetailsOsama (2004) 8  Obscure/Rare
    Attempting to survive beneath the Taliban, a 12-year-old Afghan girl disguises herself as a boy.
  102. Movie DetailsPainting, The (2013) 8  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    Characters in an incomplete painting seek their creator. Charming parable about God and social status.
  103. Movie DetailsParagraph 175 (2000) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    German historian interviews survivors of Nazi persecution of homosexuals under the Paragraph 175 penal code.
  104. Movie DetailsParanoia Agent: Complete Collection (2004) 8  AnimationHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
    Satoshi Kon's dark, paranormal 13-episode Japanese TV series. The spectral, enigmatic assailant Lil' Slugger fascinates.
  105. Movie DetailsPigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, A (2015) 8  Comedy
    Series of absurdist episodes, many involving a pair of hapless novelty salesman. Completes Swedish trilogy.
  106. Movie DetailsPrincess and the Warrior, The (2001) 8  
    Tom Tykwer crafts a stylish fable about psychiatric nurse Franka Potente and a small-time criminal.
  107. Movie DetailsPurge (2013) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A young woman running from Russian sex-traffickers meets an older version of herself. Gut-wrenching.
  108. Movie DetailsRussian Ark (2002) 8  FantasyDocumentary/True
    300 years of Russian history displayed in a single continuous shot at the Hermitage Museum.
  109. Movie DetailsSéraphine (2009) 8  Documentary/True
    Moving, evenhanded historical drama about the difficult but ecstatic life of French painter Séraphine Louis.
  110. Movie DetailsShower (1999) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A businessman travels home to Beijing after receiving a message that his father has died.
  111. Movie DetailsSin Nombre (2009) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    A Honduran teen meets a young gang member atop a freight train. Poignant immigration story.
  112. Movie DetailsSkin I Live In, The (2011) 8  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Almodóvar's dark-as-hell portrait of a plastic surgeon working to perfect synthetic human skin. Gorgeous, perverse.
  113. Movie DetailsTale of the Princess Kaguya, The (2014) 8  AnimationFantasy
    Watch a magical moon nymph be bored by 10th-century Japanese nobility. Pastel-toned Studio Ghibli folktale.
  114. Movie DetailsTangerines (2015) 8  Documentary/True
    An Estonian tangerine farmer refuses to leave during the bloody Abkhaz-Georgian conflict. Powerful humanity.
  115. Movie DetailsThree Seasons (1999) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A languorously beautiful, kind film centered around the lives of three main characters in Vietnam.
  116. Movie DetailsTokyo! (2008) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    A cinematic triptych (transformation, anarchy, rebirth) set in Tokyo. Directed by Gondry, Carax and Bong.
  117. Movie DetailsTokyo Godfathers (2003) 8  AnimationComedyObscure/Rare
    An animated Christmas story set in Tokyo featuring an unlikely trio of homeless friends.
  118. Movie DetailsTokyo Sonata (2009) 8  
    Social satire through the many misfortunes of a Japanese family, particularly the father's downward spiral.
  119. Movie DetailsTuvalu (2001) 8  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Stunning, whimsical German film with almost no dialogue set in a surreal bathhouse in Bulgaria.
  120. Movie DetailsUnder the Shadow (2016) 8  Horror
    Distinctively creepy genre film that's also an allegory of female oppression in 1980s Iran. Djinn!
  121. Movie DetailsXiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Explores the Cultural Revolution in China. A young teenage girl is sent to remote lands.

  122. GOOD
  123. Movie DetailsAimée & Jaguar (1999) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Set in 1943 Berlin, a Nazi wife has a love affair with a Jewish lesbian.
  124. Movie DetailsApocalypto (2006) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Mel Gibson's sadistic take on the Maya civilization's decline and practice of human sacrifice. Bloody.
  125. Movie DetailsAudition (1999) 7  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A Japanese widower holds an audition to search for a potential mate, with horrific results.
  126. Movie DetailsBerserk - The Complete Collection (2002) 7  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
    Anime about young warrior Guts and the mercenary company called the Band of the Hawk.
  127. Movie DetailsBon Voyage (2004) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A farcical portrait of 1940 France nearly surrendering to zee Germans. Virginie Ledoyen is adorable.
  128. Movie DetailsBonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A school principal in Israel discovers that a quiet 16-year-old underachiever is a genius. Sweet.
  129. Movie DetailsBook of the Dead, The (2006) 7  AnimationObscure/Rare
    Intricate stop-motion animation set in feudal Japan. A mysterious Buddhist parable involving a ghost prince.
  130. Movie DetailsBoy and the Beast, The (2016) 7  AnimationFantasy
    A nine-year-old boy in Japan stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts. Uneven coming-of-age anime.
  131. Movie DetailsCalles Hablan, Las (2013) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about graffiti art in Barcelona, Spain, pitting an artistic community versus a restrictive government.
  132. Movie DetailsCat in Paris, A (2012) 7  AnimationObscure/Rare
    Charming, attractive animated feature centered on cat burgling. Made with traditional ink and paint cartooning.
  133. Movie DetailsChe: Part Two (2009) 7  Documentary/True
    Soderbergh and Del Toro depict Che Guevara in the ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia.
  134. Movie DetailsCountry Wedding (2008) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A couple tries to find a church in the Icelandic countryside to have their wedding.
  135. Movie DetailsCowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) 7  AnimationComedySci-FiTV Shows
    On Mars in the year 2071, the Bebop crew tries to contain a deadly virus.
  136. Movie DetailsDark Star: H.R. Giger's World (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The dark surrealism of Swiss artist H.R. Giger interspersed with documentation of his final years.
  137. Movie DetailsDogtooth (2011) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Bizarre, perverse black comedy about homeschooled siblings in Greece. Mesmerizing like an incestuous car crash.
  138. Movie DetailsEast/West (1999) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In 1946, Stalin invited self-exiled Russians to return home, only to execute or imprison them.
  139. Movie DetailsGirl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, The (2010) 7  Conspiracy
    The trilogy finale. Hacker Lisbeth Salander is hospitalized, suspected of murder and targeted for death.
  140. Movie DetailsGirl Who Played with Fire, The (2010) 7  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    Hacker Lisbeth Salander becomes the prime suspect in deaths following a Swedish sex trade exposé.
  141. Movie DetailsHappenstance (2000) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A subtle twist of fate can affect the lives of total strangers. Stars Audrey Tautou.
  142. Movie DetailsHappy Times (2001) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A bittersweet comedy about a poor, aging bachelor who hasn't had luck in love.
  143. Movie DetailsHieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (2016) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    New infrared photography of the late-medieval artist's fantastical paintings. Too much focus on inter-museum politics.
  144. Movie DetailsHouse of Pleasures (2011) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Hardship and camaraderie at an upscale Parisian brothel at the turn of the 20th century.
  145. Movie DetailsIdiots, The (1998) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Lars von Trier's provocative Dogme 95 film about Danish adults pretending to be mentally challenged.
  146. Movie DetailsIntacto (2003) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    A man has the supernatural ability to acquire luck. He gambles it in deadly games.
  147. Movie DetailsIrreversible (2002) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Interesting narrative concept, but vicious. Be prepared for traumatic rape and murder. Stars Monica Bellucci.
  148. Movie DetailsJellyfish (2008) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv. Loved Batiya's story.
  149. Movie DetailsLast Days of the Arctic (2011) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Follows photojournalist Ragnar Axelsson on an evocative photographic journey among the people of the Arctic.
  150. Movie DetailsLife is to Whistle (1998) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between their self-restricting beliefs or living more freely.
  151. Movie DetailsMalèna (2001) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    In WWII Italy, Monica Bellucci provokes sensual awakenings in adolescent boys and scorn from townsfolk.
  152. Movie DetailsMonster in Paris, A (2012) 7  AnimationComedyFantasy
    In 1910 Paris, a monster from an eccentric scientist's greenhouse meets a beautiful cabaret singer.
  153. Movie DetailsMood Indigo (2014) 7  AnimationComedyFantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    Gondry outwhimsied himself with this bipolar stop-motion diorama. Like Pee-wee's Playhouse plus Amélie, n'est-ce pas?
  154. Movie DetailsNot One Less (1999) 7  Obscure/Rare
    A very determined girl is left in charge of a mountain village school in China.
  155. Movie DetailsOr, My Treasure (2005) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A young Israeli girl does anything to support her sick, aging prostitute mother. Raw, non-judgmental.
  156. Movie DetailsPhantom (2013) 7  Obscure/Rare
    A Tokyo couple's all-night philosophical conversation about their precarious lives and place in the world.
  157. Movie DetailsPhantom Boy (2016) 7  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    A boy whose illness allows him to float outside his body befriends a NYC cop.
  158. Movie DetailsPriceless (2008) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Young gold digger Audrey Tautou mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor.
  159. Movie DetailsRenegade (2004) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    Psychedelic French Western that feels like a Jodorowsky film. Sacred mountains, gunfights, peyote and shaman.
  160. Movie DetailsRingu (2003) 7  FantasyHorror
    A mysterious video kills all who watch it, unless the viewer can solve its mystery.
  161. Movie DetailsRoad Home, The (1999) 7  
    After his father's death, a Chinese businessman recalls the story of how his parents met.
  162. Movie DetailsRomance (1999) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A young French woman embarks on an escalating sexual journey, testing her emotional limits.
  163. Movie DetailsSidewalls (2011) 7  AnimationComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Two neurotic individuals live in neighboring apartments in Buenos Aires. Will they meet? Charming loneliness.
  164. Movie DetailsSteamboy (2005) 7  AnimationSci-Fi
    In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor becomes involved in a revolution of steam power technology.
  165. Movie DetailsVa Savoir (2001) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    This romantic comedy follows three men and three women as their lives intersect in Paris.
  166. Movie DetailsWerckmeister Harmonies (2001) 7  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Darkness descends. A bleak, mysterious and meditative art film. It's also cryptic, tedious and pretentious.
  167. Movie DetailsWhen Time Becomes a Woman (2013) 7  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Dialogue-driven sci-fi filmed at Jordan's Dead Sea. Mysterious narrative about how the world could end.
  168. Movie DetailsWho is Dayani Cristal? (2014) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Moving portrait of border-crossing migrant workers. Begins with an unidentified body in the Arizona desert.
  169. Movie DetailsYoung & Beautiful (2014) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Both male fantasy and moving coming-of-age story. A sexually curious French girl takes up prostitution.

  170. FAIR
  171. Movie DetailsBread and Tulips (2000) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    This lighthearted comedy traces a married woman's self-discovery in Venice. Contrived, sweet, and escapist.
  172. Movie DetailsCasa de mi Padre (2012) 6  Comedy
    Anti-comedy Mexican Western, starring Spanish-speaking cowboy Will Ferrell and drug lord Gael García Bernal.
  173. Movie DetailsExterminating Angels, The (2007) 6  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A provocative, high-minded exercise about sexual pleasure in film. It's self-indulgent and oh so French.
  174. Movie DetailsForest for the Trees, The (2005) 6  Obscure/Rare
    An awkward German schoolteacher is basically unprepared for life. Her alienation is painful to watch.
  175. Movie DetailsJack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2014) 6  AnimationFantasyMusical/MusicObscure/Rare
    Strange, vivid fantasy about a boy with a mechanical heart. Disjointed script, uncanny valley characters.
  176. Movie DetailsJu-on: The Grudge (2004) 6  Horror
    Japanese horror movie features a vengeful spirit that marks and pursues anybody entering its house.
  177. Movie DetailsMarie from the Bay of Angels (1997) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Nubile teenager Vahina Giocante spends her holidays on the French Riviera, picking up American sailors.
  178. Movie DetailsNight Watch (2006) 6  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    First chapter of a derivative Russian fantasy epic featuring warring forces of daytime and nighttime.
  179. Movie DetailsOrigin: Spirits of the Past (2007) 6  AnimationObscure/RareSci-Fi
    In a post-apocalyptic anime future, cell-animated humans battle sentient forests with CG war machines.
  180. Movie DetailsRicky (2009) 6  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    French parable about a bizarre baby's physical development, his precocious sister and his irresponsible mother.
  181. Movie DetailsStudent Services (2011) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    A 19-year-old freshman in France, desperate for cash, is enticed into a life of prostitution.
  182. Movie DetailsTell Me Something (2001) 6  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Black garbage bags filled with dismembered human body parts are showing up around the city.

  183. ADEQUATE
  184. Movie DetailsGuardian Brothers, The (2017) 5  AnimationObscure/Rare
    The spirit world is authoritarian and small-minded. The godless human world has tasty-looking Chinese soup.
  185. Movie DetailsHellevator: The Bottled Fools (2005) 5  HorrorObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Had me with the underground dystopia and telepaths, lost me with the overdone elevator bloodbath.
  186. Movie DetailsLast Days of the World, The (2011) 5  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A bored Japanese teenager learns that Earth will be destroyed. Surreal, kinky and borderline exploitative.
  187. Movie DetailsOrbiter 9 (2018) 5  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    An engineer boards a young woman's spaceship, upends her sense of reality. Promising but unfocused.
  188. Movie DetailsSaiyûki Vol. 1: The Journey Begins (2003) 5  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A Dragonball Z-like anime adventure of four heroes traveling West to confront a powerful demon.
  189. Movie DetailsSaving Private Perez (2011) 5  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A Mexican crime lord plans to invade Iraq to rescue his brother. Ridiculous, wacky violence.

  190. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  191. Movie DetailsLady Ninja Kaede 2 (2009) CRAP  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Why? Bizarre, terrible Japanese erotica. Lady ninja's mission is to destroy an Edo sex cult.
  192. Movie DetailsMa Mère (2005) CRAP  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Dark, French exercise of reckless, unlikable characters finding pleasure in incest and depravity. Rotten, pointless.
  193. Movie DetailsStranded (2003) CRAP  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Astronauts crash onto the surface of Mars. Intriguing concept, but bad science and idiotic script.


  194. Statistical ratings distribution of these 187 films (11.8% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 187 films: 7.9.

    10:7.5%

    9:27.8%

    8:28.3%

    7:25.1%

    6:6.4%

    5:3.2%

    CRAP:1.6%



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