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Last film added: November 19, 2017. There are currently 1543 films in the database (since 1996).


    Rated 10 out of 10

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  1. Movie DetailsA.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) 10  Mind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVD
    A futuristic adaptation of the tale of Pinocchio, using intelligent robots with real feelings.
  2. Movie DetailsAdaptation. (2002) 10  ComedyMind-blowingDocumentary/TrueI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A screenwriter writes himself into the screenplay he's trying to adapt from a nonfiction book.
  3. Movie DetailsAmazing Screw-On Head, The (2006) 10  AnimationComedyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV ShowsI own on DVD
    A TV pilot featuring Emperor Zombie and Lincoln. Any last words before I spark it?
  4. 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.
  5. Movie DetailsArrival (2016) 10  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Linguistics professor Amy Adams and the tense puzzle of 12 alien spacecraft. Deeply affecting humanity.
  6. Movie DetailsArtist, The (2011) 10  ComedyAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A jaded modern audience can enjoy this silent movie like it's 1927. Remarkable and charming.
  7. Movie DetailsBeasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 10  FantasyFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Her father's ill, ice caps are melting and aurochs are invading six-year-old Hushpuppy's bayou. Love.
  8. Movie DetailsBefore Midnight (2013) 10  With Sex/Nudity
    Linklater's second sequel to Before Sunrise, set another nine years later, in Greece. Brilliant, believable.
  9. Movie DetailsBefore Sunset (2004) 10  I own on DVD
    Richard Linklater directs the sequel to Before Sunrise, set nine years later, in Paris.
  10. Movie DetailsBeing John Malkovich (1999) 10  ComedyFantasyMind-blowingFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Spike Jonze directs puppeteer John Cusack who discovers a portal into John Malkovich's mind.
  11. Movie DetailsBig Fish (2003) 10  ComedyFantasy
    A son learns about his dying storyteller father by piecing together his legends and myths.
  12. Movie DetailsBoyhood (2014) 10  Filmometer Best Film of the Year
    Richard Linklater's endearing, masterful 12-year epic of the life of a young man. Amazing achievement.
  13. Movie DetailsCelebration, The (1998) 10  
    This Dogme 95 film, set on a grandfather's 60th birthday, spirals into forbidden family territory.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Movie DetailsDance of Reality, The (2014) 10  FantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Jodorowsky bares his soul through a dreamlike, mythical retelling of his childhood in Chile. Provocative.
  17. Movie DetailsDark City (1998) 10  ConspiracyFantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Rufus Sewell struggles to recover his memories in a nightmarish world run by telekinetic beings.
  18. Movie DetailsEnemy (2014) 10  Mind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Surreal, spider-infested portrayal of a man's subconscious war over infidelity, control by women. Haunting menace.
  19. Movie DetailsEraserhead 2000 (2001) 10  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingI own on DVD
    David Lynch's restored first feature film. A nightmarish 1977 masterpiece of grotesque, eerie postindustrial life.
  20. Movie DetailsEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 10  AnimationMind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories.
  21. Movie DetailsExit Through the Gift Shop (2010) 10  ComedyDocumentary/True
    Compelling portrait of Banksy and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.
  22. Movie DetailsFall, The (2008) 10  FantasyI own on DVD
    Tarsem Singh, director of The Cell, creates a delightful fantasy based in 1920s Los Angeles.
  23. Movie DetailsFantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 10  AnimationComedyI own on DVD
    A brilliant adaptation by Wes Anderson of the classic Roald Dahl book. Fantastic stop-motion animation.
  24. Movie DetailsFargo (1996) 10  Filmometer Best Film of the Year
    Stubborn, pregnant police officer Frances McDormand investigates a bungled crime. A Coen Brothers masterpiece.
  25. Movie DetailsFast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) 10  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A documentary about an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer and a robotics designer.
  26. Movie DetailsFear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) 10  ComedySportDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    As your attorney, I advise you watch Johnny Depp as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
  27. Movie DetailsFight Club (1999) 10  Mind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. Edward Norton stars.
  28. Movie DetailsGhost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) 10  I own on DVD
    Forest Whitaker lives on a New York rooftop, with pigeons, and follows the Samurai code.
  29. Movie DetailsGrand Budapest Hotel, The (2014) 10  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Wes Anderson crafts a wonderful pre-WWII Europe inspired by the late Austrian writer Stefan Zweig.
  30. Movie DetailsGhost World (2001) 10  ComedyComic Book/SuperheroI own on DVD
    A witty appraisal of America during the summer following Thora Birch's high school graduation.
  31. Movie DetailsGravity (2013) 10  Sci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Breathtaking masterpiece inspires profound reflection on Earth and humanity. Among the greatest films ever made.
  32. Movie DetailsHappy Accidents (2000) 10  ComedyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    Marisa Tomei wonders if her boyfriend Vincent D'Onofrio is really a time-traveler, or just delusional.
  33. Movie DetailsHer (2014) 10  ComedySci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Spike Jonze's ingenious, surreal meditation on being human, knowing one's self and falling in love.
  34. Movie DetailsHugo (2011) 10  
    In the 1930s, a boy lives in the walls of a Paris train station. Extraordinary.
  35. Movie DetailsHurt Locker, The (2009) 10  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    An intense, complex war film. Intelligent, exhilarating psychological thriller about urban warfare in Iraq.
  36. 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.
  37. Movie DetailsIn the Realms of the Unreal (2004) 10  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Visionary artist Henry Darger was a hospital janitor who privately authored a 15,000-page fantasy novel.
  38. Movie DetailsInception (2010) 10  Mind-blowingSci-FiFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Brilliant concept and direction by Christopher Nolan. A dream within a dream within a dream.
  39. Movie DetailsInglourious Basterds (2009) 10  Documentary/True
    A funny, violent Tarantino film about guerrilla soldiers in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
  40. Movie DetailsInland Empire (2006) 10  Mind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Lynch examines Hollywood and its artistic constraints in a bizarre/long jumble of movies within movies.
  41. Movie DetailsInterstellar (2014) 10  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    NASA explorers travel through a wormhole seeking habitable planets. Grand, quantum portrait of human endurance.
  42. Movie DetailsIt's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) 10  AnimationComedyObscure/Rare
    Don Hertzfeldt's feature-film version of his animated philosophical trilogy about Bill and his shattered psyche.
  43. Movie DetailsJunebug (2005) 10  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Childlike, awestruck Amy Adams is fantastic. Where would I be if I was a screwdriver?
  44. Movie DetailsJuno (2007) 10  Comedy
    A whip-smart 16-year-old girl is faced with an unexpected pregnancy and makes an unusual decision.
  45. Movie DetailsKill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 10  I own on DVD
    Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the Bride in a martial-arts quest of revenge.
  46. Movie DetailsKill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) 10  I own on DVD
    Quentin Tarantino directs Uma Thurman as the murderous Bride bent on exacting vengeance against Bill.
  47. Movie DetailsLost Highway (1997) 10  HorrorMind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    David Lynch's brilliant cinematic Möbius strip of paranoia, adultery, murder and Freudian psychology.
  48. Movie DetailsLost in Translation (2003) 10  ComedyWith Sex/NudityI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Unhappily married movie star Bill Murray meets neglected newlywed Scarlett Johansson in Tokyo.
  49. Movie DetailsMemento (2000) 10  Mind-blowingI own on DVD
    A man with no short-term memory uses tattooed notes to hunt down his wife's killer.
  50. Movie DetailsMidnight in Paris (2011) 10  ComedyFantasyMind-blowingFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A surreal, inspired masterpiece by Woody Allen about the importance of living in the present.
  51. Movie DetailsMoon (2009) 10  Mind-blowingSci-FiFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    One man and a computer run a lunar base that supplies Earth with energy. Meditative.
  52. Movie DetailsMoonlight (2016) 10  Filmometer Best Film of the YearAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A masterpiece. Tenderly chronicles a young black man's rough and anxious life in 1980s Miami.
  53. Movie DetailsMoonrise Kingdom (2012) 10  Comedy
    Wes Anderson's charming story of two 12-year-old lovers who flee their 1960s New England town.
  54. Movie DetailsMr. Nobody (2010) 10  FantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Nemo Nobody is the last mortal in the world. Mind-bending story across time. Perfect soundtrack.
  55. Movie DetailsMulholland Drive (2001) 10  ConspiracyMind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    David Lynch directs a dark Hollywood conspiracy about the psychosis of becoming someone else.
  56. Movie DetailsPan's Labyrinth (2006) 10  FantasyHorror
    Guillermo del Toro presents a young girl's fantastic alternate reality, set in 1944 fascist Spain.
  57. Movie DetailsPerks of Being a Wallflower, The (2012) 10  
    A coming-of-age story about a shy freshman who meets his first love. Surprisingly deep, moving.
  58. 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.
  59. Movie DetailsPlanet Earth (2006) 10  Documentary/TrueTV Shows
    Spectacular 11-part BBC documentary of the diversity of Earth's life, from the poles to deserts.
  60. Movie DetailsPi (1998) 10  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A paranoid mathematician searches for a number to unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
  61. Movie DetailsPunch-Drunk Love (2002) 10  ComedyI own on DVD
    Businessman Adam Sandler begins a romantic journey with a curious woman amidst personal chaos.
  62. Movie DetailsRosetta (2000) 10  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    The Dardenne Brothers' Dogme 95 film. Young Rosetta will do anything to maintain a job.
  63. Movie DetailsScanner Darkly, A (2006) 10  AnimationConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Richard Linklater, Philip K. Dick, Keanu Reeves, Radiohead and interpolated rotoscoping animation. Brilliant.
  64. Movie DetailsSearching for Sugar Man (2012) 10  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    The incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest 1970s rock icon who never was. Heartwarming.
  65. Movie DetailsShort Films of David Lynch, The (2002) 10  HorrorObscure/RareI own on DVD
    A detailed DVD collection of Lynch's six short films, dating 1966 to 1996. Horrifically odd.
  66. Movie DetailsSin City (2005) 10  With Sex/NudityComic Book/SuperheroFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez create a brilliant piece of ultra-violent, stylized noir. Visually stunning.
  67. Movie DetailsSling Blade (1996) 10  
    Amazing Billy Bob Thornton film. I don't reckon I got no reason to kill nobody.
  68. Movie DetailsSocial Network, The (2010) 10  Documentary/True
    Fincher's chronicle of the founding of Facebook. From Harvard in 2003 to 500 million friends.
  69. Movie DetailsSon, The (2002) 10  Obscure/Rare
    The Dardennes' build emotional and moral complexity around a vocational training center for troubled boys.
  70. Movie DetailsSouth Park - Imaginationland (2007) 10  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Epic three-part story arc from season 11 released as a standalone movie. The best ever.
  71. 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.
  72. Movie DetailsStay (2005) 10  Mind-blowingI own on DVD
    The desperate psychological nightmare of a dying man. A visually rich, ghost-inhabited alternate reality.
  73. Movie DetailsSweet Hereafter, The (1997) 10  
    Poignant tale about the redemption of a small town after a tragic school bus accident.
  74. Movie DetailsTrainspotting (1996) 10  With Sex/Nudity
    Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a starter home. Choose a career. Choose a family.
  75. Movie DetailsTree of Life, The (2011) 10  Mind-blowing
    Terrence Malick's insightful, gorgeous and bold vision. Sincerely explores the meaning of life and love.
  76. Movie DetailsTriplets of Belleville, The (2003) 10  AnimationComedySport
    Visually unique animation about a Tour de France kidnapping and the bizarre rescue effort.
  77. Movie DetailsV for Vendetta (2006) 10  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiComic Book/SuperheroI own on DVD
    The Wachowski Brothers present the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, starring Natalie Portman.
  78. 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.
  79. Movie DetailsWorld of Tomorrow (2015) 10  AnimationComedyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Brilliant Don Hertzfeldt short. A little girl experiences a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
  80. Movie DetailsYou Can Count on Me (2000) 10  I own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Drifter Mark Ruffalo reunites with sister Laura Linney in their childhood hometown.


  81. Statistical ratings distribution of these 80 films (5.2% 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 80 films: 10.

    10:100%

    9:0%

    8:0%

    7:0%

    6:0%

    5:0%

    CRAP:0%



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