Movie Ratings & Reviews
Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 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.
- Amélie (2001) 10
Shy French waitress Amélie decides to be a regular do-gooder and accidentally falls in love.
- Being John Malkovich (1999) 10
Spike Jonze directs puppeteer John Cusack who discovers a portal into John Malkovich's mind.
- Celebration, The (1998) 10
This Dogme 95 film, set on a grandfather's 60th birthday, spirals into forbidden family territory.
- Dark City (1998) 10
Rufus Sewell struggles to recover his memories in a nightmarish world run by telekinetic beings.
- Eraserhead 2000 (2001) 10
David Lynch's restored first feature film. A nightmarish 1977 masterpiece of grotesque, eerie postindustrial life.
- 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.
- Ghost World (2001) 10
A witty appraisal of America during the summer following Thora Birch's high school graduation.
- Happy Accidents (2000) 10
Marisa Tomei wonders if her boyfriend Vincent D'Onofrio is really a time-traveler, or just delusional.
- In the Mood for Love (2001) 10
Kar-Wai Wong's masterpiece of romantic longing and restraint that dissolves like cigarette smoke against silk.
- Lost Highway (1997) 10
David Lynch's brilliant cinematic Möbius strip of paranoia, adultery, murder, and Freudian psychology.
- Memento (2000) 10
A man with no short-term memory uses tattooed notes to hunt down his wife's killer.
- Mulholland Drive (2001) 10
David Lynch directs a dark Hollywood conspiracy about the psychosis of becoming someone else.
- Pi (1998) 10
A paranoid mathematician searches for a number to unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
- Rosetta (2000) 10
The Dardenne Brothers' Dogme 95 film. Young Rosetta will do anything to maintain a job.
- Spirited Away (2001) 10
Miyazaki animates an alternate nighttime universe of Japanese gods and spirits.
- Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 10
Poignant tale about the redemption of a small town after a tragic school bus accident.
- You Can Count on Me (2000) 10
Drifter Mark Ruffalo reunites with sister Laura Linney in their childhood hometown.
- American Beauty (1999) 9
A dark drama of suburban picket-fence depression and frustration. Stars Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
- American Movie (1999) 9
A hilarious documentary about an amateur filmmaker struggling to produce his latest horror film.
- Amores perros (2000) 9
Three interconnected stories about life in Mexico City are resolved with a fatal car accident.
- Apostle, The (1997) 9
Robert Duvall stars as a Texas preacher who changes his name and flees to Louisiana.
- As Good as It Gets (1997) 9
Come on in, and try not to ruin everything by being you. Jack Nicholson stars.
- Bringing Out the Dead (1999) 9
Nicolas Cage is a burned-out paramedic haunted by visions of people he's tried to save.
- Chicken Run (2000) 9
Aardman Animations presents a comedy escape drama on a sinister chicken farm in 1950s England.
- Children of Heaven (1999) 9
When Ali loses his sister's shoes, the two share to avoid getting in trouble. Heartwarming.
- Contact (1997) 9
Jodie Foster stars in this Carl Sagan story about the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 9
The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure.
- Cube (1998) 9
Seven complete strangers awaken one day in a cubical Kafkaesque maze filled with deadly traps.
- Dark Days (2000) 9
A cinematic portrait of the homeless population living permanently in New York City's underground tunnels.
- Donnie Darko (2001) 9
A complex chain of events determine the fate of a teenager and a giant bunny-rabbit.
- Dreamlife of Angels, The (1998) 9
In France, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends and share a flat.
- eXistenZ (1999) 9
Game designer Jennifer Jason Leigh creates a virtual-reality experience indistinguishable from real life.
- Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 9
A dangerous odyssey of sexual and moral discovery starring Kidman and Cruise. Kubrick's last film.
- Fallen Angels (1998) 9
Kar-Wai Wong directs the story of a professional killer in a surreal Hong Kong nightscape.
- Following (1998) 9
A dark thriller by Christopher Nolan about a young writer who follows strangers around London.
- 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.
- Gosford Park (2001) 9
In 1932 England, this Robert Altman drama explores multiple storylines of party guests and servants.
- Happy Together (1999) 9
Gay lovers from Hong Kong visit Argentina and their relationship shatters. Stylish Kar-Wai Wong poem.
- High Fidelity (2000) 9
John Cusack, a record store owner and compulsive list-maker, recounts his top five relationship breakups.
- Ice Storm, The (1997) 9
An ice storm hits 1973 suburban Connecticut as middle-class families shatter social taboos through experimentation.
- In the Company of Men (1997) 9
Two businessmen decide to find, romance, and dump a vulnerable woman in this black comedy.
- Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit, The (2001) 9
Aardman Animations presents the first three Wallace & Gromit short films. Cracking toast, Gromit!
- L.A. Confidential (1997) 9
A film of police corruption, tabloid journalism and Hollywood sleaze, set in 1950s Los Angeles.
- Last Night (1998) 9
There are six hours until the end of the world. What would you do?
- Limbo (1999) 9
A film set in Alaska's wilderness about people living in limbo. There is no ending.
- Little Otik (2001) 9
A fantastically disturbing Czech fairytale about parenthood. It's conventionally structured for a Svankmajer film.
- Live Flesh (1997) 9
Javier Bardem seeks revenge against the people he feels were responsible for his imprisonment.
- Magnolia (1999) 9
A study of nine interconnected lives and random events one day in San Fernando Valley.
- Matrix, The (1999) 9
Déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
- Meeting People Is Easy (1999) 9
A documentary about the band Radiohead. An OK Computer travelogue of the disorientation of touring.
- Mifune (1999) 9
A newlywed businessman returns home to care for his brother in this Dogme 95 film.
- Millennium Actress (2001) 9
This animated epic blurs the distinction between film, history and memory. There are many truths.
- No Man's Land (2001) 9
During the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993, two opposing soldiers become stranded together.
- 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.
- Open Your Eyes (1999) 9
The brilliant Amenábar film, starring Penélope Cruz, that Tom Cruise turned into Vanilla Sky.
- Others, The (2001) 9
Nicole Kidman lives in a darkened and haunted old house with her two photosensitive children.
- Princess Mononoke (1997) 9
Miyazaki presents a mythological tale of civilization encroaching on the beast gods of the forest.
- Promesse, La (1997) 9
A gritty, thoughtful portrayal of the illegal immigrant situation in Belgium by the Dardenne Brothers.
- Red Violin, The (1998) 9
A red violin makes its way through three centuries over several owners and countries.
- Requiem for a Dream (2000) 9
Purple in the morning, blue in the afternoon, and orange in the evening.
- Royal Tenenbaums, The (2001) 9
Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson present a dysfunctional family reunion of former child prodigies.
- Run Lola Run (1998) 9
A kinetic race against the clock in which small decisions domino into riches, or death.
- Rushmore (1998) 9
Wes Anderson's hilarious follow-up to Bottle Rocket, starring prep-schooler Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.
- Sixth Sense, The (1999) 9
Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment star. I see dead people.
- Songs from the Second Floor (2000) 9
A Roy Andersson film that stimulates thought, encourages people to question things, and invites reflection.
- Straight Story, The (1999) 9
A David Lynch and Disney anomaly. An old man rides his tractor across the Midwest.
- Tape (2001) 9
Richard Linklater presents Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman dissecting high school memories in a motel.
- Three Kings (1999) 9
The Gulf War aftermath, stolen Iraqi gold, skeet-shooting with Nerf footballs, and George Clooney. Fantastic.
- Titanic (1997) 9
Romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the 'unsinkable' ship.
- Truman Show, The (1998) 9
Insurance salesman Jim Carrey discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.
- 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.
- Winged Migration (2001) 9
Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over three years on all seven continents.
- Wonder Boys (2000) 9
English professor Michael Douglas gets caught up in misadventure while trying to finish his novel.
- Y tu mamá también (2001) 9
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip.
- Yi yi (2000) 9
The meaning of life explored through portraits of individual members of a Taiwanese family.
- 12 Angry Men (1997) 8
Excellent made-for-TV remake of the 1957 classic, starring George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon.
- All About My Mother (1999) 8
The story of a mother recovering from the death of her teenage son through travel.
- Almost Famous (2000) 8
A high-school boy is given the opportunity to write about a rising 1970s rock band.
- American History X (1998) 8
There's nothing like neo-Nazi skinhead Edward Norton shattering your teeth against a concrete curb.
- 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.
- Big Lebowski, The (1998) 8
Comedy about a pothead bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist. Stars John Goodman.
- Blair Witch Project, The (1999) 8
In 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in a Maryland forest while researching a local legend.
- Boogie Nights (1997) 8
About the Los Angeles pornography industry of the 1970s and 1980s. Heather Graham is Rollergirl.
- Buena Vista Social Club (1999) 8
A documentary about aging and legendary Cuban musicians, brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder.
- Bug's Life, A (1998) 8
A misfit ant, looking to save his colony from grasshoppers, recruits some inept circus bugs.
- Cell, The (2000) 8
Psychotherapist Jennifer Lopez journeys inside a comatose serial killer's mind, hoping to recover information. Graphic.
- Central Station (1998) 8
A woman who writes letters for illiterate people meets a boy whose mother has died.
- Chasing Amy (1997) 8
Two friends find success as creators of a hit comic book. Then they meet her.
- Cider House Rules, The (1999) 8
Tobey Maguire, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor, explores the world.
- Dancer in the Dark (2000) 8
Björk arrives in America with her son, expecting life to be like a Hollywood film.
- Deconstructing Harry (1997) 8
Between air conditioning and the Pope, I choose air conditioning. A Woody Allen movie.
- Devil's Backbone, The (2001) 8
An unsettling ghost story set in a Catholic orphanage during the Spanish Civil War.
- Election (1999) 8
Obnoxious overachiever Reese Witherspoon is running for student body president. Cue vindictive teacher Matthew Broderick.
- Fireworks (1998) 8
Takeshi Kitano presents a movie based on consequences and states of mind rather than action.
- Good Will Hunting (1997) 8
Troubled MIT janitor Matt Damon is a gifted mathematician. Can he turn his life around?
- Gummo (1997) 8
A disturbing, plotless tale of freakshow characters living in tornado-ravaged poverty, by Harmony Korine.
- 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.
- Hole, The (2001) 8
British psychological thriller featuring teenagers in a bomb shelter. Stars Thora Birch and Keira Knightley.
- In the Bedroom (2001) 8
Tragic story about a couple's only son who falls in love with a single mother.
- Inherit the Wind (1999) 8
Like 12 Angry Men, another excellent made-for-TV remake starring Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott.
- Insider, The (1999) 8
Based on a true story about malpractices in the tobacco industry and powerful Big Tobacco.
- Iron Giant, The (1999) 8
A boy makes friends with a giant alien robot that the government wants to destroy.
- Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) 8
A Dogme 95 video-art exercise about the effects of schizophrenia on family life. Poetic desperation.
- K-PAX (2001) 8
Kevin Spacey is either extraterrestrial or delusional. And he eats a banana without peeling it.
- Kikujiro (1999) 8
Takeshi Kitano explores the unlikely bond between a brash, loudmouthed adult and a nine-year-old boy.
- Kundun (1997) 8
Martin Scorsese directs the true story of Tibet's 14th Dalai Lama, from childhood to exile.
- Lantana (2001) 8
An Australia-set mystery that examines the stories of four married couples and a murdered woman.
- Life is Beautiful (1998) 8
Jewish man Roberto Benigni uses humor to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.
- Little Thief, The (1999) 8
A young man from the French countryside moves to the city to find a job.
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 8
Four Cockney men pool their money for an illegal high-stakes card game, with unpleasant results.
- 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.
- Lovers of the Arctic Circle, The (1998) 8
A story of circular lives, with circular names, in a circular place. Life is happenstance.
- 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.
- Men in Black (1997) 8
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones must save the world from an intergalactic terrorist.
- Monsters, Inc. (2001) 8
Pixar presents a bunch of scary monsters who are afraid of being contaminated by children.
- My Son the Fanatic (1998) 8
Set in Britain, a Pakistani taxi-driver is attracted to a prostitute. Enter the Islamic fundamentalists.
- Nine Queens (2000) 8
Two con-artists try to swindle a stamp collector with a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps.
- October Sky (1999) 8
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who became a rocket scientist.
- Out of Sight (1998) 8
Career bank robber George Clooney breaks out of jail and kidnaps Jennifer Lopez. Sparks fly.
- Paragraph 175 (2000) 8
German historian interviews survivors of Nazi persecution of homosexuals under the Paragraph 175 penal code.
- Pleasantville (1998) 8
Two teenagers find themselves in a 1950s sitcom. Their behavior accidentally transforms their black-and-white suburb.
- Princess and the Warrior, The (2001) 8
Tom Tykwer crafts a stylish fable about psychiatric nurse Franka Potente and a small-time criminal.
- Regret to Inform (1998) 8
The filmmaker goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed.
- Ronin (1998) 8
This mission is to recover a mysterious briefcase. Robert De Niro and Natascha McElhone star.
- 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.
- Shower (1999) 8
A businessman travels home to Beijing after receiving a message that his father has died.
- Shrek (2001) 8
No, not my buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tao of Steve, The (2000) 8
An underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher has developed an effective Zen-like system for seducing women.
- 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.
- Three Seasons (1999) 8
A languorously beautiful, kind film centered around the lives of three main characters in Vietnam.
- Time Code (2000) 8
Mike Figgis's innovative film is composed of four simultaneous takes, each occupying a screen quadrant.
- 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.
- Tuvalu (2001) 8
Stunning, whimsical German film with almost no dialogue set in a surreal bathhouse in Bulgaria.
- Wag the Dog (1997) 8
Before elections, a Washington spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war.
- Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) 8
Six people play musical beds. Stars Amy Brenneman, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, and Ben Stiller.
- Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998) 8
Explores the Cultural Revolution in China. A young teenage girl is sent to remote lands.
- Addicted to Love (1997) 7
Black comedy about jilted lovers starring Meg Ryan as a tough revenge-seeking motorcyclist.
- Aimée & Jaguar (1999) 7
Set in 1943 Berlin, a Nazi wife has a love affair with a Jewish lesbian.
- 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.
- Angela's Ashes (1999) 7
Based on Frank McCourt's autobiography about his childhood in the Limerick slums. Stars Emily Watson.
- Antz (1998) 7
Woody Allen is a neurotic ant who has become disenfranchised from his totalitarian colony.
- Audition (1999) 7
A Japanese widower holds an audition to search for a potential mate, with horrific results.
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) 7
Sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Throw me a bone here!
- Beautiful Mind, A (2001) 7
The struggles of a mathematical genius, inspired by the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
- Billy Elliot (2000) 7
A young boy discovers ballet and secretly decides to dance instead of taking boxing lessons.
- Boondock Saints, The (1999) 7
Two Irish brothers believe it's God's will for them to rid Boston of evil men.
- Bowfinger (1999) 7
Aspiring movie producer Steve Martin attempts to trick Eddie Murphy into starring in his film.
- 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.
- Buffalo '66 (1998) 7
Social misfit Vincent Gallo is rescued from emotional peril by Christina Ricci, who he kidnaps.
- 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.
- Conspiracy Theory (1997) 7
Paranoid Mel Gibson collects 'The Catcher in the Rye' books and Julia Roberts likes horsies.
- 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.
- Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) 7
On Mars in the year 2071, the Bebop crew tries to contain a deadly virus.
- Crazy/Beautiful (2001) 7
Kirsten Dunst, a rich underachieving teenager with an aversion to shampoo/bras, meets a hardworking Latino.
- Desert Blue (1998) 7
A struggling roadside town. The world's largest ice cream cone. Christina Ricci blows stuff up.
- Dick (1999) 7
A clever comedy about how two cheerful teenagers blew the Watergate scandal wide open.
- Dogma (1999) 7
Kevin Smith presents two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole. Alanis Morissette plays God.
- East/West (1999) 7
In 1946, Stalin invited self-exiled Russians to return home, only to execute or imprison them.
- Enemy of the State (1998) 7
Will Smith becomes a target after learning of a politically motivated murder. Surveillance and paranoia!
- FairyTale: A True Story (1997) 7
Two young girls in 1917 take a photograph, believed to confirm the existence of fairies.
- Fifth Element, The (1997) 7
New York cab driver Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich star in this futuristic action film.
- From Hell (2001) 7
A stylized whodunit set in Victorian Era London, starring clairvoyant police detective Johnny Depp.
- Full Monty, The (1997) 7
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. Anti-fat-bastard cream there is not.
- Galaxy Quest (1999) 7
A funny parody of Star Trek-style sci-fi television shows, starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver.
- Game, The (1997) 7
Wealthy financier Michael Douglas gets involved in a live-action game without rules. A puzzle thriller.
- 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.
- Gods and Monsters (1998) 7
Explores the last days of Frankenstein director James Whale, starring Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser.
- 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.
- Hamlet (2000) 7
An update of the Shakespeare play, set in New York in 2000, starring Ethan Hawke.
- Happenstance (2000) 7
A subtle twist of fate can affect the lives of total strangers. Stars Audrey Tautou.
- Happy Times (2001) 7
A bittersweet comedy about a poor, aging bachelor who hasn't had luck in love.
- He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001) 7
Darkly humorous series of vignettes of shared-housing experiences across Australia. A search for meaning.
- Hercules (1997) 7
Disney movie about the son of Zeus who becomes a hero to reclaim his immortality.
- 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.
- Horse Whisperer, The (1998) 7
After a tragic accident, Kristin Scott Thomas enlists the help of mystical horse-healer Robert Redford.
- Human Traffic (1999) 7
Follows a group of sex-obsessed British clubgoers. It's something like Trainspotting for the rave scene.
- Hurricane, The (1999) 7
The story of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, starring Denzel Washington.
- Idiots, The (1998) 7
Lars von Trier's provocative Dogme 95 film about Danish adults pretending to be mentally challenged.
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) 7
Includes many self-deprecating parodies of Hollywood stars as the stoned duo head out to California.
- L.I.E. (2001) 7
Explores the questionable friendship between a troubled Long Island boy and a much older man.
- 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 is to Whistle (1998) 7
Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between their self-restricting beliefs or living more freely.
- Life Less Ordinary, A (1997) 7
Cleaning man Ewan McGregor takes Cameron Diaz hostage after being fired. Heaven offers romantic help.
- Limey, The (1999) 7
A dangerous English ex-con travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death.
- Malèna (2001) 7
In WWII Italy, Monica Bellucci provokes sensual awakenings in adolescent boys and scorn from townsfolk.
- 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.
- Minus Man, The (1999) 7
Inconspicuous serial killer Owen Wilson drifts into a quaint coastal town looking to start over.
- 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.
- Negotiator, The (1998) 7
Police negotiator Samuel L. Jackson has been framed. Can negotiator Kevin Spacey save his life?
- Not One Less (1999) 7
A very determined girl is left in charge of a mountain village school in China.
- Notting Hill (1999) 7
Romance blooms between American celebrity Julia Roberts and unassuming British bookstore owner Hugh Grant.
- Ocean's Eleven (2001) 7
A collection of big-name celebrities target three Las Vegas casinos for a multimillion dollar heist.
- 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.
- Pollock (2000) 7
The life, career, and artistic techniques of American painter Jackson Pollock, played by Ed Harris.
- Quills (2000) 7
A Napoleonic era asylum confines the pleasure-seeking Marquis de Sade, with laundry maid Kate Winslet.
- Rainmaker, The (1997) 7
Young lawyer Matt Damon and Danny DeVito star in another freakin' adapted John Grisham novel.
- Return to Paradise (1998) 7
Two friends decide whether to help a third friend arrested in Malaysia for drug possession.
- Road Home, The (1999) 7
After his father's death, a Chinese businessman recalls the story of how his parents met.
- Romance (1999) 7
A young French woman embarks on an escalating sexual journey, testing her emotional limits.
- Rounders (1998) 7
Reformed gambler Matt Damon must return to playing big stakes poker to save Edward Norton.
- Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7
During WWII, three brothers are killed. The Army tries to save the sole surviving brother.
- 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.
- 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.
- Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) 7
Newspaperman Ethan Hawke figures into the murder trial of a Japanese-American in the post-WWII 1950s.
- South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) 7
I'm sorry I can't help myself. That movie has warped my fragile little mind.
- Stir of Echoes (1999) 7
After being hypnotized at a party, Kevin Bacon begins seeing haunting visions of a ghost.
- 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.
- Sweet and Lowdown (1999) 7
The life of a fictional jazz guitarist, starring Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, and Uma Thurman.
- 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.
- 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.
- Va Savoir (2001) 7
This romantic comedy follows three men and three women as their lives intersect in Paris.
- 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.
- Werckmeister Harmonies (2001) 7
Darkness descends. A bleak, mysterious and meditative art film. It's also cryptic, tedious and pretentious.
- Wild Man Blues (1997) 7
A documentary about Woody Allen's life as he tours with his New Orleans jazz band.
- 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.
- Zero Effect (1998) 7
Bill Pullman is private investigator Daryl Zero, a paranoid genius investigating blackmail. One-liners abound.
- 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 6
The Taming of the Shrew, set in a modern high school, starring Julia Stiles.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bandits (2001) 6
Two bank robbers fall in love with Cate Blanchett, the bored housewife they've taken hostage.
- 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.
- 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.
- Blow (2001) 6
Johnny Depp plays George Jung, who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.
- Boiler Room (2000) 6
A derivative story of stock market scammers, chop shops, and conspicuous consumption. Stars Giovanni Ribisi.
- Bread and Tulips (2000) 6
This lighthearted comedy traces a married woman's self-discovery in Venice. Contrived, sweet, and escapist.
- Breast Men (1997) 6
HBO movie follows two doctors who invented silicone breast implants through time. David Schwimmer stars.
- Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) 6
Neurotic British woman Renée Zellweger is determined to improve herself while looking for love.
- Cartoon Noir (1999) 6
Six oddball, animated shorts from five countries, featuring supernatural elements and darker themes. Mediocre.
- Chasing Sleep (2001) 6
An insomniac wakes up to find his wife missing and proceeds to lose his mind.
- Civil Action, A (1998) 6
Lawyer John Travolta stars in this courtroom drama about a company's responsibility for toxic waste.
- Cop Land (1997) 6
Sheriff Sylvester Stallone uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy. Will he cross the crooked cops?
- Deep Impact (1998) 6
Who will survive when a comet collides with Earth? It sucks much less than Armageddon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- G.I. Jane (1997) 6
Demi Moore gets a crewcut and perseveres through rigorous Navy SEALS training, flotation devices intact.
- Girl, Interrupted (1999) 6
Account of an 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s, starring Winona Ryder.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Inventing the Abbotts (1997) 6
A tale of class division and forbidden love set in the 1950s, starring Liv Tyler.
- Keeping the Faith (2000) 6
Priest Edward Norton and rabbi Ben Stiller both fall in love with Jenna Elfman.
- Life as a House (2001) 6
Terminally ill Kevin Kline takes custody of his teenage son. Jena Malone is charming.
- 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.
- Marie from the Bay of Angels (1997) 6
Nubile teenager Vahina Giocante spends her holidays on the French Riviera, picking up American sailors.
- 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.
- Mission: Impossible II (2000) 6
Secret agent Tom Cruise seeks a German-manufactured virus before it falls into the wrong hands.
- 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.
- Ninth Gate, The (1999) 6
Rare book dealer Johnny Depp seeks out the last two copies of a demon text.
- 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.
- Peacemaker, The (1997) 6
George Clooney and Nicole Kidman investigate a nuclear explosion in Russia, unraveling a terrorist conspiracy.
- Permanent Midnight (1998) 6
Ben Stiller plays desperate comedy writer and heroin addict Jerry Stahl. Maria Bello also stars.
- 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.
- Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) 6
Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow create fabrications of their lives at their high school reunion.
- Rush Hour (1998) 6
Jackie Chan and comedian Chris Tucker partner to rescue a kidnapped daughter. A paint-by-numbers formula.
- 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.
- Six Days Seven Nights (1998) 6
Cargo pilot Harrison Ford and New Yorker Anne Heche become stranded on a tropical island.
- Small Soldiers (1998) 6
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys go to war.
- Space Cowboys (2000) 6
A humorous bunch of geriatric NASA astronauts take turns bickering, apologizing, and being implausibly heroic.
- Stigmata (1999) 6
Hairdresser Patricia Arquette shows signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. A Vatican priest investigates.
- Super Troopers (2001) 6
You must have eaten, like, a hundred bucks worth of pot. Am I saying meow?
- Tell Me Something (2001) 6
Black garbage bags filled with dismembered human body parts are showing up around the city.
- Thirteenth Floor, The (1999) 6
A sci-fi thriller about computer-simulated universes where people only believe they are real.
- 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.
- Trekkies (1999) 6
A somewhat affectionate documentary about the phenomenon of Star Trek fandom in its many-splendored geekiness.
- Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) 6
A made-for-TV movie with sportswriter Hank Azaria and retired professor Jack Lemmon, dying of ALS.
- U-571 (2000) 6
During WWII, American submariners board a German submarine trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.
- Vanilla Sky (2001) 6
Tom Cruise's useless remake of Open Your Eyes. Penélope Cruz reprises her role, in English.
- 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.
- World Is Not Enough, The (1999) 6
Pierce Brosnan is James Bond and the ever-cerebral Denise Richards plays a nuclear scientist. Cough.
- 200 Cigarettes (1999) 5
Gaby Hoffmann's Brooklyn accent was great. But then you have the Affleck brothers.
- All I Wanna Do (1998) 5
It's 1963 and Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, and Rachael Leigh Cook are pissed-off schoolgirls.
- American Pie 2 (2001) 5
The sequel to the famous prom night of sexual misadventure. Eugene Levy is still brilliant.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bone Collector, The (1999) 5
Detective Denzel Washington and street cop Angelina Jolie track down a serial killer in Manhattan.
- 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.
- City of Angels (1998) 5
Celestial duty or earthly love? Will angel Nicolas Cage become human for Meg Ryan? Sappy!
- 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.
- 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.
- Final Destination (2000) 5
It begins with a plane crash and demonstrates that you can't cheat predestined death. Much.
- Frequency (2000) 5
A firefighter receives future-sent communications via a ham radio and some silly fluke involving sunspots.
- 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.
- Harvard Man (2001) 5
Mixes basketball and crime with sexual and chemical experimentation. And cheerleader Sarah Michelle Gellar.
- Home Fries (1998) 5
Brothers Luke Wilson and Jake Busey want pregnant Drew Barrymore for very different reasons. Dumb.
- Hope Floats (1998) 5
Former beauty queen Sandra Bullock falls on hard times and returns to her small hometown.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 5
A live-action remake of the Dr. Seuss book, starring Jim Carrey and cheerfully crass consumerism.
- Instinct (1999) 5
Set in a maximum-security prison, psychiatrist Cuba Gooding Jr. examines madman anthropologist Anthony Hopkins.
- Kiss the Girls (1997) 5
The first of many mediocre Ashley Judd crime thrillers. This one also stars Morgan Freeman.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- Remember the Titans (2000) 5
A story of high school racial integration in the early 1970s, starring Denzel Washington.
- Road Trip (2000) 5
Four college friends take a road trip to retrieve a mistakenly mailed sex tape. Crass.
- Rush Hour 2 (2001) 5
Jackie Chan and comedian Chris Tucker get involved in a Hong Kong counterfeit money scam.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stepmom (1998) 5
Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon star in a film of cheap sentiment and fatal illness.
- Titan A.E. (2000) 5
In 3028, cartoon Earth prepares for an attack by the Drej, a vicious alien race.
- U.S. Marshals (1998) 5
This time Chief Deputy Marshal Tommy Lee Jones isn't chasing fugitive Harrison Ford.
- Urban Legend (1998) 5
A decent slasher movie. Pluses: Alicia Witt and Rebecca Gayheart. Big minus: Tara Reid.
- Varsity Blues (1999) 5
James Van Der Beek stars as a high-school quarterback. Amy Smart wears a whipped-cream bikini.
- What Dreams May Come (1998) 5
Fantastic visuals and lots of death. Robin Williams tries to track down his wife's soul.
- Wild Things (1998) 5
Neve Campbell and Denise Richards make out in a swimming pool. And other stuff happens.
- You've Got Mail (1998) 5
I liked this Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie better when it was called Sleepless in Seattle.
- Zoolander (2001) 5
Ben Stiller wonders if there's more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.
- 54 (1998) CRAP
A story about famous 1970s disco nightclub Studio 54, starring Ryan Phillippe and Salma Hayek.
- American Werewolf in Paris, An (1997) CRAP
At the Eiffel Tower an American tourist meets Julie Delpy, who possesses a werewolf serum.
- Anaconda (1997) CRAP
Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube. In the Amazon. With a giant CGI snake. Good times.
- Animal, The (2001) CRAP
This crude 84-minute Rob Schneider disaster might have been an amusing Saturday Night Live skit.
- Armageddon (1998) CRAP
A deep-core drilling team pretends to be astronauts in this Jerry Bruckheimer popcorn flick.
- Astronaut's Wife, The (1999) CRAP
Astronaut Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron star in this stupid update of Rosemary's Baby.
- Avengers, The (1998) CRAP
There was nothing Uma Thurman could do to save this ill-fated remake.
- Batman & Robin (1997) CRAP
Batman George Clooney, Uma Thurman and Alicia Silverstone starred in this contrived, colossal waste.
- Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000) CRAP
In the year 3000, an alien race tries to enslave humanity. Scientologist John Travolta presides.
- Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) CRAP
Goofy and clumsy Chris Farley was raised by a clan of Ninja warriors.
- Charlie's Angels (2000) CRAP
Cameron, Drew and Lucy Liu encourage objectification by the male gaze and call it liberation.
- Committed (2000) CRAP
Adorable nitwit Heather Graham follows her panicked husband across the country. Attempted hilarity ensues.
- Con Air (1997) CRAP
Can Nicolas Cage save a hijacked transport plane? Connect the mind-numbing dots between Bruckheimer pyrotechnics.
- Contaminated Man, The (2000) CRAP
Natascha McElhone stars in this film about a Hungarian man infected with a deadly pathogen.
- Corky Romano (2001) CRAP
Bumbling idiot Chris Kattan tries to infiltrate the local FBI to destroy gang-related racketeering evidence.
- Coyote Ugly (2000) CRAP
Jerry Bruckheimer presents Tyra Banks's breasts and some blonde chick with an annoying voice.
- Cruel Intentions (1999) CRAP
Sarah Michelle Gellar is cute, but do yourself a favor and watch Dangerous Liaisons instead.
- Curve, The (1998) CRAP
Matthew Lillard and a friend kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.
- Dead Man on Campus (1998) CRAP
Flunking college students Tom Everett Scott and Mark-Paul Gosselaar try to find a suicidal roommate.
- Deep Rising (1998) CRAP
A giant squid attacks a luxurious cruise ship. At least jewel-thief Famke Janssen doesn't suck.
- Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) CRAP
Aquarium-cleaner Rob Schneider becomes a gigolo after being mistaken for one. It's juvenile vuglar fun.
- Dirty Work (1998) CRAP
In desperate need of money, Norm MacDonald opens a revenge-for-hire service. Worthless unfunny slapstick.
- Down to You (2000) CRAP
Freddie Prinze Jr. sucks. Julia Stiles sucks. Mutually self-absorbed, together they suck even more.
- Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) CRAP
A moronic Minnesota beauty pageant, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin and Kirstie Alley.
- Drowning Mona (2000) CRAP
A woman drives a car into the river. Everyone in town is a murder suspect.
- Event Horizon (1997) CRAP
In 2047, Laurence Fishburne captains a questionable crew of astronauts prone to hallucinations and death.
- Eye of the Beholder (1999) CRAP
A misogynistic film. British intelligence agent Ewan McGregor is obsessed with beautiful killer Ashley Judd.
- Falling Sky (1998) CRAP
Depressing movie set in Las Vegas about alcoholic mother Karen Allen and daughter Brittany Murphy.
- Flubber (1997) CRAP
This remake stars absent-minded professor Robin Williams who creates a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.
- Fools Rush In (1997) CRAP
A formulaic romantic comedy Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek. Salma deserved a better costar.
- Ghosts of Mars (2001) CRAP
Unintentional comedy, starring Natasha Henstridge and Ice Cube, in which Mars colonists become possessed.
- Godzilla (1998) CRAP
A giant Japanese-inspired, American-ruined CGI spectacle of capitalistic entertainment.
- Half Baked (1998) CRAP
Get me an avocado, an ice pick, and my snorkel. I've made bongs with less.
- Hard Rain (1998) CRAP
I could not suspend my disbelief. This flood-ravaged trainwreck of a thriller stars Morgan Freeman.
- Haunting, The (1999) CRAP
Watch the 1963 original instead. They ruined this version with blatantly unspooky special effects.
- Here on Earth (2000) CRAP
The presence of Leelee Sobieski is the only conceivable reason to contemplate watching this.
- Hollow Man (2000) CRAP
Who would you rape or kill if you could turn invisible? This is boringly dumb.
- Home Alone 3 (1997) CRAP
Macaulay Culkin wasn't in this masterful piece of work, but a young Scarlett Johansson was.
- House on Haunted Hill (1999) CRAP
Want to earn a million dollars? Just stay alive, all night. A bad remake.
- Hush (1998) CRAP
Mother-in-law Jessica Lange is batshit crazy. Pregnant Gwyneth Paltrow should be afraid, very afraid.
- I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) CRAP
Stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. It's craptastic slasher fun!
- I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) CRAP
Jennifer Love Hewitt's breasts and Freddie Prinze Jr. are back in this gory slasher sequel.
- Idle Hands (1999) CRAP
A boy's right hand becomes murderously possessed. Jessica Alba may prevent you from killing yourself.
- In Dreams (1999) CRAP
Annette Bening is endangered by apples in this silly thriller. Also stars Robert Downey Jr.
- Inspector Gadget (1999) CRAP
Security guard Matthew Broderick is transformed into a cybernetic police officer in this adapted cartoon.
- Jawbreaker (1999) CRAP
Popular highschoolers Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart and Julie Benz accidentally kill the prom queen.
- Josie and the Pussycats (2001) CRAP
Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson star in this annoying pop-music satire.
- Knockaround Guys (2001) CRAP
A derivative mobster movie starring Vin Diesel, Seth Green and Barry Pepper.
- Lake Placid (1999) CRAP
Why couldn't the 30-foot crocodile have eaten everyone? At least it's only 82 minutes long.
- Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) CRAP
Pointless and dull, with lame CGI. As if artifact-collector Angelina Jolie needed extra bra padding.
- Legally Blonde (2001) CRAP
Looking to commit suicide? Reese Witherspoon can help that thought process along.
- Loser (2000) CRAP
Irritating college student Jason Biggs falls in love with Mena Suvari.
- Lost in Space (1998) CRAP
Danger Will Robinson! You are Earth's only hope. But your space movie sucks, a lot.
- Mercury Rising (1998) CRAP
FBI agent Bruce Willis protects an autistic boy who has deciphered a sophisticated cryptographic system.
- Message in a Bottle (1999) CRAP
Reasons to avoid this: Kevin Costner, manipulative sentimentality, depressing ending, too long, Kevin Costner.
- Miss Congeniality (2000) CRAP
Annoying FBI agent Sandra Bullock goes undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant.
- Mission to Mars (2000) CRAP
A boringly sentimental movie about a Mars Recovery Mission. Stars Gary Sinise and Tim Robbins.
- Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) CRAP
Bridgette Wilson was a much better Sonya Blade. The dialogue was likely written by monkeys.
- New Rose Hotel (1999) CRAP
Incoherent, completely worthless adaptation of a William Gibson story. An insufferable, redundant waste of time.
- Not Another Teen Movie (2001) CRAP
A tasteless spoof of bad teen-movie clichés. Chock full of dick jokes and scatological humor.
- Patch Adams (1998) CRAP
Robin Williams stars in this emotionally manipulative story about the power of laughter as medicine.
- Pearl Harbor (2001) CRAP
Jerry Bruckheimer presents Ben Affleck. And Kate Beckinsale. Trying to act. Together.
- Poison Ivy 3: The New Seduction (1997) CRAP
Simplistic thriller starring sinister seductress Jaime Pressly. Gratuitous nudity and irrational vengeance.
- Random Hearts (1999) CRAP
Bereavement becomes romance for Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas in this dull Hollywood cliché.
- Red Planet (2000) CRAP
Val Kilmer and Carrie-Anne Moss are on Mars in 2050, trying to save humanity.
- Reindeer Games (2000) CRAP
A violent, preposterous bellyflop of a heist thriller. Stars Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron.
- Runaway Bride (1999) CRAP
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere try to capitalize on Pretty Woman's success. I nearly puked.
- Say It Isn't So (2001) CRAP
I would love to say this Heather Graham movie wasn't so. And get a refund.
- Scream 3 (2000) CRAP
Neve Campbell and David Arquette return for the final chapter of this slasher trilogy.
- Spawn (1997) CRAP
A killed mercenary returns to walk the Earth after making deal with the devil.
- Species II (1998) CRAP
American astronauts land on Mars. Even Natasha Henstridge's nudity can't redeem this lame sci-fi bloodbath.
- Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) CRAP
Who would have thought Sandra Bullock would miss Keanu Reeves so much.
- Sphere (1998) CRAP
An underwater sci-fi thriller with Dustin Hoffman and Samuel L. Jackson that somehow really sucks.
- Spice World (1997) CRAP
This plotless gibberish about the Spice Girls phenomenon is not bad enough to be good.
- Summer Catch (2001) CRAP
Watching Freddie Prinze Jr. is painful, but Jessica Biel's wet t-shirt almost made it bearable.
- Supernova (2000) CRAP
A deep-space search and rescue mission that, like the film, goes horribly wrong.
- Tart (2001) CRAP
Dominique Swain and Bijou Phillips are wealthy troubled friends at a private school in Manhattan.
- Three to Tango (1999) CRAP
Sitcom-quality actors Matthew Perry and Neve Campbell succeed in little more than furthering sexual stereotypes.
- Vegas Vacation (1997) CRAP
This completely uninspired slapstick sequel sends Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo to Las Vegas.
- Very Bad Things (1998) CRAP
A dark comedy about the consequences of a prostitute's death during a Vegas bachelor party.
- Virus (1999) CRAP
Jamie Lee Curtis fights an electromagnetic alien lifeform. It's a nicely polished turd.
- Waterboy, The (1998) CRAP
Frustrated waterboy Adam Sandler shows a talent for tackling football players in this dumb movie.
- Where the Heart Is (2000) CRAP
Pregnant Natalie Portman is abandoned at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart. Ashley Judd needs to be spayed.
- Wild Wild West (1999) CRAP
Stars gunslinger Will Smith and Salma Hayek. Features a giant steam-powered spider, with Gatling guns.
1997-2001 ReleasesSearch returned all films from 1997-2001 out of 1603 total rated films.
FROM BAD TO WORSE
Statistical ratings distribution of these 494 films (30.8% 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 494 films: 6.3.
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