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


    2006-2009 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2006-2009 out of 1543 total rated films.
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  1. 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?
  2. Movie DetailsFall, The (2008) 10  FantasyI own on DVD
    Tarsem Singh, director of The Cell, creates a delightful fantasy based in 1920s Los Angeles.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Movie DetailsInglourious Basterds (2009) 10  Documentary/True
    A funny, violent Tarantino film about guerrilla soldiers in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
  6. 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.
  7. Movie DetailsJuno (2007) 10  Comedy
    A whip-smart 16-year-old girl is faced with an unexpected pregnancy and makes an unusual decision.
  8. 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.
  9. Movie DetailsPan's Labyrinth (2006) 10  FantasyHorror
    Guillermo del Toro presents a young girl's fantastic alternate reality, set in 1944 fascist Spain.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Movie DetailsSouth Park - Imaginationland (2007) 10  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Epic three-part story arc from season 11 released as a standalone movie. The best ever.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

  16. EXCELLENT
  17. Movie Details(500) Days of Summer (2009) 9  Comedy
    Offbeat, witty romantic comedy (not a love story) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Great.
  18. Movie DetailsAnimation Show 2007, The (2007) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/RareI own on DVD
    The touring festival's third anthology of animated shorts collected by Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge.
  19. Movie DetailsAtonement (2007) 9  Documentary/True
    One night in 1935 England, bearing false witness changes three lives forever. Keira Knightley stars.
  20. Movie DetailsBorat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glo... (2006) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A most gloriously comical moviefilm for make advertise American prejudices and cultural intolerance. High-five!
  21. Movie DetailsBourne Ultimatum, The (2007) 9  Conspiracy
    The third installment, with Bourne as clever as ever. A satisfying and frenetically edited action-thriller.
  22. Movie DetailsBrand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006) 9  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Guy Maddin's homage to silent film. A return to an abandoned island home. Orphanage memories.
  23. Movie DetailsBroken Embraces (2009) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Pedro Almodóvar's cinematic poem about a blind writer-director and his lost love Penélope Cruz.
  24. Movie DetailsChild, The (2006) 9  
    An uncompromising morality tale by the Dardenne Brothers. Stark but hopeful portrayal of youth poverty.
  25. Movie DetailsChildren of Men (2007) 9  Sci-Fi
    Humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in dystopian London in 2027.
  26. Movie DetailsChop Shop (2008) 9  Obscure/Rare
    A hard-working, resourceful street orphan in Queens struggles to create a better life for himself.
  27. Movie DetailsCoraline (2009) 9  AnimationFantasy
    A secret door reveals a young girl's alternate, button-eyed life. Fantastic experience in RealD 3D.
  28. Movie DetailsCove, The (2009) 9  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Activists infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose tragic abuses of dolphins. Thrilling investigation.
  29. Movie DetailsCurious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008) 9  Fantasy
    A man ages backwards, with bizarre consequences. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt.
  30. Movie DetailsDarjeeling Limited, The (2007) 9  Comedy
    Three estranged, drug-addicted brothers meet for a train trip across India. Heartwarming Wes Anderson cinema.
  31. Movie DetailsDark Knight, The (2008) 9  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Nolan's nightmarish adaptation of Batman, Joker and Two-Face raises the bar for comic-book movies, again.
  32. Movie DetailsDeparted, The (2006) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Martin Scorsese's gritty crime drama is centered on two cops, the Irish mob and rats.
  33. Movie DetailsDistrict 9 (2009) 9  Sci-Fi
    Biotechnology fable about an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth. Political.
  34. 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.
  35. Movie DetailsDrunk History - Season 1 (2008) 9  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Drunk historians try to describe history while Jack Black, Michael Cera and others reenact. Hilarious.
  36. Movie DetailsEastern Promises (2007) 9  
    Cronenberg's metaphysical exploration of Russian mobsters in London. A fantastic descent into the underworld.
  37. Movie DetailsEncounters at the End of the World (2008) 9  Documentary/True
    Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica and talks to wayward travelers and philosophers on the frontier.
  38. Movie DetailsFood, Inc. (2009) 9  Documentary/True
    A disturbing look inside America's corporate-controlled food industry. Necessary documentary about what we eat.
  39. Movie DetailsFrisky Dingo - Seasons 1 and 2 (2008) 9  AnimationComedySci-FiTV Shows
    A supervillain named Killface plans to destroy humanity using the Annihilatrix. Clever and often hilarious.
  40. Movie DetailsGo-Getter, The (2008) 9  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A great road movie, starting from Eugene, Oregon. Features Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward's music.
  41. Movie DetailsGonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A fast-moving, entertaining portrait of late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, narrated by Johnny Depp.
  42. Movie DetailsGrindhouse (2007) 9  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Tarantino/Rodriguez double bill. A gory, witty homage to seedy 1970s B-movie thrillers, including fake trailers.
  43. Movie DetailsHelvetica (2007) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    No modern typeface is more ubiquitous than Helvetica. What are the responsibilities of graphic designers?
  44. Movie DetailsIn Pursuit of Panama (2009) 9  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    An allegorical, Kerouac-like documentary about two lifelong friends who embark on a seven-country road trip.
  45. Movie DetailsInconvenient Truth, An (2006) 9  Documentary/True
    Al Gore's lecture about global warming and environmental responsibility is Carl Saganesque. It's PowerPoint cinema!
  46. Movie DetailsInto the Wild (2007) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Christopher McCandless abandons his privileged life and adventures to live alone in the Alaskan wilderness.
  47. Movie DetailsLars and the Real Girl (2007) 9  Comedy
    A remarkable achievement that reveals pure, heartbreaking humanity through a sex doll from the Internet.
  48. Movie DetailsLet the Right One In (2008) 9  FantasyHorror
    A dark, dreamlike fairytale about a young Scandinavian vampire that explores a tender childhood friendship.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. Movie DetailsMan from Earth, The (2007) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Set in a single room, this thoughtful, philosophical play might blow your mind a little.
  52. Movie DetailsMichael Clayton (2007) 9  
    This paranoid, intelligent legal thriller stars Clooney as a large New York law firm's fixer.
  53. Movie DetailsMy Winnipeg (2008) 9  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Haunting, personal portrait of filmmaker Guy Maddin's hometown of Winnipeg, and of his psyche. Unique.
  54. Movie DetailsNo Country for Old Men (2007) 9  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A heroin stash and $2 million spirals into catastrophic violence, courtesy of the Coen Brothers.
  55. Movie DetailsPaprika (2007) 9  AnimationConspiracyFantasyMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    An insane anime that blurs the separation between reality, dreams, memory, cinema and the Internet.
  56. Movie DetailsPixar Story, The (2008) 9  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about the history of animation, and the origin and successes of Pixar Animation Studios.
  57. Movie DetailsPonyo (2009) 9  AnimationFantasy
    Miyazaki's charming story of a magical goldfish princess who begins a quest to become human.
  58. Movie DetailsPrestige, The (2006) 9  FantasyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    A rivalry of deadly stage illusions escalates between Victorian-era magicians. David Bowie is Nikola Tesla!
  59. Movie DetailsPrisoner - Complete Series Megaset, The (2006) 9  ConspiracySci-FiTV Shows
    Resigned secret agent McGoohan becomes trapped in an idyllic village. A 1967-68 TV cult classic.
  60. Movie DetailsRevolutionary Road (2009) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Titanic II is emotionally devastating, gut-wrenching and profound. Shakes the American Dream to its core.
  61. Movie DetailsSavages, The (2007) 9  Comedy
    Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman become responsible for their ailing father's care. Witty humanity.
  62. 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.
  63. Movie DetailsSlumdog Millionaire (2008) 9  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A love story intertwines the slums and gangs of Mumbai with a TV game show.
  64. Movie DetailsSouth Park - The Complete 13 Seasons (2009) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    The misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
  65. Movie DetailsStar Trek (2009) 9  Sci-Fi
    An inspired reboot of the Star Trek franchise. J.J. Abrams expertly renders the lens-flare brilliance.
  66. Movie DetailsStranger Than Fiction (2006) 9  FantasyMind-blowing
    Will Ferrell tries to figure out who's narrating his unraveling life. Maggie Gyllenhaal is adorable.
  67. Movie DetailsSynecdoche, New York (2008) 9  ComedyMind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Charlie Kaufman blends self-referential existence with a living play inside a New York City warehouse.
  68. Movie DetailsThere Will Be Blood (2007) 9  
    A P.T. Anderson film about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered on a California prospector.
  69. 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.
  70. Movie DetailsTwin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (2007) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingSci-FiTV ShowsI own on DVD
    David Lynch's groundbreaking 1990-91 TV series. It's a paranormal murder mystery set in northern Washington.
  71. Movie DetailsUp (2009) 9  AnimationComedy
    An old man ties thousands of balloons to his house, flies to South America. Poignant.
  72. Movie DetailsUp in the Air (2009) 9  
    Downsizing expert Clooney spends his days isolated in planes and hotels. Complex, intelligent and moving.
  73. Movie DetailsWALL-E (2008) 9  AnimationComedySci-Fi
    Humans have left Earth, but a charming, curious robot is still cleaning up our mess.
  74. Movie DetailsWatchmen (2009) 9  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    Zack Snyder successfully films Alan Moore's graphic novel about an alternate, quantum America in 1985.
  75. Movie DetailsWhen We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Discovery's compelling six-part series about the race into space, the moon landings, shuttles, and beyond.
  76. Movie DetailsWhere the Wild Things Are (2009) 9  Fantasy
    Spike Jonze adapts Maurice Sendak's classic story for the screen. Reality is a child's imagination.
  77. Movie DetailsWrestler, The (2008) 9  With Sex/NuditySport
    Professional wrestler Mickey Rourke must retire, but life outside the ring is a dispiriting struggle.

  78. VERY GOOD
  79. Movie Details3 Idiots (2009) 8  ComedyMusical/Music
    Three Indian students challenge their college's draconian methods. A smart Bollywood comedy. All is well!
  80. Movie Details300 (2007) 8  With Sex/NudityComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    An epic rendering of Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae. Stunning Spartan art-blood.
  81. Movie Details3:10 to Yuma (2007) 8  
    Complex Western remake centered on a stagecoach robbery. Stars outlaw Crowe and rancher Bale.
  82. Movie DetailsAmerican Gangster (2007) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    In Manhattan during the 1970s, heroin kingpin Frank Lucas smuggles drugs into America from Vietnam.
  83. Movie DetailsAntichrist (2009) 8  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Lars von Trier offers a bleak, self-indulgent vision of female sexuality and human cruelty. Shocking.
  84. Movie DetailsArt & Copy (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documents advertising's history and influence. Wisdom and inspiration from creative artists behind the campaigns.
  85. 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.
  86. Movie DetailsAura, The (2006) 8  Obscure/Rare
    An epileptic taxidermist imagines executing the perfect robbery, then gets his chance. A psychological thriller.
  87. Movie DetailsAvatar (2009) 8  AnimationSci-Fi
    Cameron delivers a forbidden love story set in an extraordinary, photorealistic alien world. 3D wonderment.
  88. Movie DetailsAway From Her (2007) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A man deals with the progression of his wife's Alzheimer's. Sarah Polley's character-driven directorial debut.
  89. Movie DetailsBeautiful Losers (2009) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A collective group of do-it-yourself artists and designers in 1990s New York find success.
  90. Movie DetailsBetween the Folds (2008) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    PBS documentary about artists and scientists who have devoted their lives to modern origami.
  91. Movie DetailsBothersome Man, The (2007) 8  ComedyFantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    A man arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there.
  92. Movie DetailsBox, The (2009) 8  Sci-Fi
    Richard Kelly's third film is intriguing, frustrating, surreal and brimming with water imagery. Haunting absurdity.
  93. Movie DetailsBreaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football (2008) 8  Obscure/RareSportDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    HBO chronicles the profound effect of the 1960s Civil Rights movement on college football programs.
  94. Movie DetailsBrick (2006) 8  
    A memorable noir mystery set at a modern-day Southern California high school, using 1940s slang.
  95. Movie DetailsBrothers Bloom, The (2009) 8  Comedy
    A charming tale of con artists and the intricate scams they concoct and live out.
  96. Movie DetailsBubble (2006) 8  
    Soderbergh's haunting, low-budget film featuring a doll factory in a decaying Midwest town, and murder.
  97. Movie DetailsBunny and the Bull (2009) 8  AnimationComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A surreal, Gondry-esque comedy starring an agoraphobic man who reconstructs a tragic European road trip.
  98. Movie DetailsCars (2006) 8  AnimationComedySport
    Pixar presents hotshot rookie racecar Lightning McQueen, who crashes through Radiator Springs on Route 66.
  99. Movie DetailsChe: Part One (2009) 8  Documentary/True
    Soderbergh and Del Toro recount the Cuban Revolution: Castro, Che Guevara and the guerrilla army.
  100. Movie DetailsClear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon (2006) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A documentary about political conflict in an Oregon logging town, directed by Peter Richardson.
  101. Movie DetailsCloverfield (2008) 8  HorrorSci-Fi
    It's Godzilla epicness, Blair Witch Project shakiness, and Alien viciousness concealing a Manhattan love story.
  102. Movie DetailsDeath Proof (2007) 8  Horror
    Tarantino's half of Grindhouse. Scarred stuntman Kurt Russell uses his car to murder voluptuous women.
  103. Movie DetailsDr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) 8  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Joss Whedon's three-part online musical miniseries. Filmed during the writers' strike, starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  104. Movie DetailsDrag Me to Hell (2009) 8  Horror
    Loan officer Alison Lohman becomes cursed after evicting an elderly gypsy woman from her home.
  105. Movie DetailsDynamic:01 - The Best Of DavidLynch.com (2007) 8  HorrorObscure/RareI own on DVD
    A collection of short films and interviews created for subscribing members of DavidLynch.com. Weird experiments.
  106. Movie DetailsFast Food Nation (2006) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A humanistic, fictionalized behind-the-scenes portrait of America's fast food and meat packing industries.
  107. Movie DetailsFountain, The (2006) 8  Mind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Three stories of love/mortality that weave in the legendary quest for the Fountain of Youth.
  108. Movie DetailsFranklyn (2009) 8  FantasySci-Fi
    In a future metropolis (see Dark City, Blade Runner) and contemporary London, Eva Green stars.
  109. Movie DetailsFrost/Nixon (2008) 8  Documentary/True
    A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between David Frost and Richard Nixon.
  110. Movie DetailsGruffalo, The (2009) 8  AnimationFantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A cunning mouse outwits a succession of predators while walking in the deep dark wood.
  111. Movie DetailsHalf Nelson (2006) 8  
    Inner-city junior high history teacher Gosling forms an unlikely friendship with a student. Complex, absorbing.
  112. Movie DetailsHappy-Go-Lucky (2008) 8  Comedy
    Poppy is a cheery North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.
  113. Movie DetailsHellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) 8  FantasyHorrorComic Book/Superhero
    Stunning grotesqueness and visual poetry from Guillermo del Toro. Incredible set design and beautiful effects.
  114. Movie DetailsHot Fuzz (2007) 8  ComedyConspiracy
    A clever, over-the-top pastiche of every buddy cop movie you've ever seen, set in London.
  115. Movie DetailsIllusionist, The (2006) 8  ConspiracyFantasy
    In 1900 Vienna, Edward Norton is Eisenheim the Illusionist. This lush production inspires supernatural reflection.
  116. 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.
  117. Movie DetailsImaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The (2009) 8  Fantasy
    Gilliam shows us the death of magic (while honoring Heath Ledger) in spectacular visual form.
  118. Movie DetailsIn the Shadow of the Moon (2007) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The surviving crew members from NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.
  119. Movie DetailsIron Man (2008) 8  ConspiracySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Robert Downey Jr. builds an armored suit and decides to use the technology against evil.
  120. Movie DetailsKinamand (2006) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A Danish plumber begins eating at a family-run Chinese diner and makes unexpected emotional connections.
  121. Movie DetailsKing Corn (2007) 8  AnimationObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Good-natured introduction to industrialized agriculture. We subsidize the Happy Meals, but not the healthy ones.
  122. Movie DetailsKing of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The (2007) 8  SportDocumentary/True
    Curiously compelling documentary about a classic arcade battle between two Donkey Kong video game champions.
  123. Movie DetailsKite Runner, The (2007) 8  
    Pain and redemption through Afghanistan's recent history, from boyhood kite-flying contests to brutal Taliban rule.
  124. Movie DetailsKnocked Up (2007) 8  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl have a drunken one-night stand with unexpected consequences. Very funny.
  125. Movie DetailsLimits of Control, The (2009) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    Jim Jarmusch's stylized, dreamlike tale of an enigmatic loner on a shadowy criminal mission. Meditative.
  126. Movie DetailsLittle Miss Sunshine (2006) 8  Comedy
    An entertaining comedy about a dysfunctional family's California roadtrip. Everyone just pretend to be normal.
  127. Movie DetailsLoose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009) 8  ConspiracyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Investigates the conspiracy theory that 9/11 was an inside job. An example of history repeating?
  128. Movie DetailsLucky Number Slevin (2006) 8  With Sex/NuditySport
    A clever Pulp Fictionesque story of violent revenge featuring rival crime bosses Kingsley and Freeman.
  129. Movie DetailsMary and Max (2009) 8  AnimationComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    An Australian girl becomes pen pals with an obese New Yorker with Asperger's. Charming claymation.
  130. Movie DetailsMessenger, The (2009) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Poignant military tale about soldiers assigned to notify families of casualties during the Iraq War.
  131. Movie DetailsMilk (2008) 8  Documentary/True
    Van Sant's biography of openly gay politician Harvey Milk. An empathic portrayal by Sean Penn.
  132. Movie DetailsMy Blueberry Nights (2008) 8  
    A soul-searching journey across America, starring Norah Jones. Beautifully shot, but Kar-Wai Wong's weakest film.
  133. Movie DetailsNeverwas (2007) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    A psychiatrist befriends a patient in a mental institution and discovers his father's secrets. Magical.
  134. Movie DetailsParanoid Park (2007) 8  
    Dreamlike, fractured story about a young Portland skateboarder's life and a security guard's accidental death.
  135. Movie DetailsPlanet Terror (2007) 8  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Rodriguez's half of Grindhouse. Rose McGowan mows down flesh-eating, mutating zombies with a machine-gun leg.
  136. Movie DetailsPrecious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire (2009) 8  
    Dark social commentary and ugliness with an ending that's hopeful, but not happy and contrived.
  137. Movie DetailsPushing Daisies - The Complete First Season (2007) 8  ComedyFantasyTV Shows
    A man can bring dead people back to life, with Amélie-style narration. Whimsical forensic romance.
  138. Movie DetailsReel Injun (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    How depictions of Native Americans in cinema have shaped perceptions of their cultures and histories.
  139. Movie DetailsRescue Dawn (2007) 8  Documentary/True
    American pilot Christian Bale is shot down in Laos during a top-secret Vietnam War mission.
  140. Movie DetailsRoad, The (2009) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    Viggo Mortensen and his son try to survive in post-apocalyptic America. Noble and heartbreaking humanity.
  141. Movie DetailsRobot Chicken - Seasons 1-3 (2007) 8  AnimationComedyFantasyTV Shows
    Demented stop-motion animation using action figures and toys. These sketch-comedy vignettes skewer pop culture.
  142. Movie DetailsRock-afire Explosion, The (2008) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    The inventor behind (and fans of) the Showbiz Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese's animatronic puppets.
  143. Movie DetailsSéraphine (2009) 8  Documentary/True
    Moving, evenhanded historical drama about the difficult but ecstatic life of French painter Séraphine Louis.
  144. Movie DetailsSin Nombre (2009) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    A Honduran teen meets a young gang member atop a freight train. Poignant immigration story.
  145. Movie DetailsSpecial (2008) 8  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Michael Rapaport participates in an experimental drug study and becomes sure his superpowers are strengthening.
  146. Movie DetailsSunshine (2007) 8  HorrorSci-Fi
    Could've been great science fiction, but it slips away with B-movie horror and religious metaphors.
  147. Movie DetailsSuperbad (2007) 8  Comedy
    Friends Seth and Evan display a charming, hilarious crudeness in this coming-of-age high school comedy.
  148. Movie DetailsTales from the Script (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Veteran Hollywood screenwriters share their triumphs and failures, insider insights, anecdotes and artistic compromises.
  149. Movie DetailsTell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Diary-style documentary by Spike Jonze about Maurice Sendak, the unconventional author of iconic children's books.
  150. Movie DetailsTetro (2009) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Stylish indie film by Francis Ford Coppola. Could've been better with fewer staged productions though.
  151. 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.
  152. Movie DetailsTokyo Sonata (2009) 8  
    Social satire through the many misfortunes of a Japanese family, particularly the father's downward spiral.
  153. Movie DetailsTropic Thunder (2008) 8  Comedy
    Ben Stiller's big-budget satire of celebrity excess and Hollywood action movies. Downey Jr. is hilarious.
  154. Movie DetailsUnmade Beds (2009) 8  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    The stories of Vera and Axl intersect via artsy, free-spirited squatters in a London warehouse.
  155. Movie DetailsVenture Bros. - Seasons One and Two, The (2006) 8  AnimationComedySci-FiTV Shows
    The warped misadventures of a middle-aged mad scientist, his teenage sons, and their maniac bodyguard.
  156. Movie DetailsZeitgeist: The Movie (2007) 8  ConspiracyMind-blowingDocumentary/True
    Important, incendiary exploration of global societal control through religion, 9/11, foreign wars and central banks.
  157. Movie DetailsZodiac (2007) 8  Documentary/True
    A cerebral, gripping thriller based on actual unresolved 1970s case files about the Zodiac Killer.

  158. GOOD
  159. Movie Details28 Weeks Later (2007) 7  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Bloody sequel to 28 Days Later. The rage virus annihilated Mainland Britain six months earlier.
  160. Movie Details9 (2009) 7  AnimationFantasySci-Fi
    A visually stunning, steampunk world inhabited by robot rag dolls. Ending is weak, plot underdeveloped.
  161. Movie DetailsAcross the Universe (2007) 7  Musical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A psychedelic love story musical set in the 1960s, using the songs of The Beatles.
  162. Movie DetailsApocalypto (2006) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Mel Gibson's sadistic take on the Maya civilization's decline and practice of human sacrifice. Bloody.
  163. Movie DetailsAppaloosa (2008) 7  
    Satisfying Western by Ed Harris about hired guns. Zellweger's face is a creepy kabuki mask.
  164. Movie DetailsAtom Smashers, The (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    How does life exist? Documentary chronicles the search for the Higgs boson by Fermilab physicists.
  165. Movie DetailsBad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) 7  ComedySport
    Surreal black comedy from master storyteller Werner Herzog. Nicolas Cage is a drug-addled, maniacal detective.
  166. Movie DetailsBernard and Doris (2008) 7  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    An HBO Films picture about tobacco heiress Doris Duke (Sarandon) and her gay butler (Fiennes).
  167. Movie DetailsBlack Balloon, The (2008) 7  
    Explores the intense emotions of the family of an Australian teenager and his autistic brother.
  168. Movie DetailsBlack Snake Moan (2007) 7  Musical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    Provocative, ludicrous and sweet. Blues musician Samuel L. Jackson and sex-addicted Christina Ricci star.
  169. Movie DetailsBomb It (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A global history of street art. Explores cultural/political issues of tagging, graffiti and art activism.
  170. 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.
  171. Movie DetailsCashback (2007) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    An insomniac artist starts working the graveyard shift at the local supermarket after a breakup.
  172. Movie DetailsCharlie Bartlett (2008) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A charismatic rich kid acts as a psychiatrist to students of his new high school.
  173. Movie DetailsChe: Part Two (2009) 7  Documentary/True
    Soderbergh and Del Toro depict Che Guevara in the ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia.
  174. Movie DetailsClerks II (2006) 7  Comedy
    The sequel to Kevin Smith's breakthrough comedy. Dante and Randal are back in New Jersey.
  175. Movie DetailsCollection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films, A (2006) 7  AnimationComedyObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Death abounds. I enjoyed Six Shooter and Jasper Morello. Hated the Moon and the Son.
  176. Movie DetailsCountry Wedding (2008) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A couple tries to find a church in the Icelandic countryside to have their wedding.
  177. Movie DetailsDoubt (2008) 7  
    A nun confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a student. But did he?
  178. Movie DetailsDrakmar: A Vassal's Journey (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A sensitive 14-year-old escapes to the medieval fantasy kingdom of Adria to survive his adolescence.
  179. Movie DetailsEagle vs. Shark (2007) 7  Comedy
    Quirky portrait of awkward, misfit New Zealanders. Akin to Wes Anderson films and Napoleon Dynamite.
  180. Movie DetailsExtras - The Complete Series (2007) 7  ComedyTV Shows
    Movie extra Ricky Gervais weasels his way into speaking roles, then finds commercial success miserable.
  181. Movie DetailsFracture (2007) 7  
    Hotshot attorney Ryan Gosling goes up against Anthony Hopkins, a manipulative criminal, in court. Clever.
  182. Movie DetailsFunny Games (2008) 7  Horror
    An aggressively unpleasant film that tortures the audience for its bloodlust. Both sadistic and pretentious.
  183. Movie DetailsGirlfriend Experience, The (2009) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Soderbergh's experimental film about free enterprise via the life of a high-end Manhattan call girl.
  184. Movie DetailsGolden Compass, The (2007) 7  Fantasy
    A fantasy adventure that rushes forward with a spectacle of soul-animals. Could be more engaging.
  185. Movie DetailsGone Baby Gone (2007) 7  Conspiracy
    Ben Affleck directs Casey Affleck in a story about a little girl's kidnapping in Boston.
  186. Movie DetailsGood Dick (2008) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A lonely, introverted girl who rents adult films meets a young, chatty video store clerk.
  187. Movie DetailsGood Shepherd, The (2006) 7  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The early history of the CIA, viewed through a fictional man's life. Serious and tedious.
  188. Movie DetailsHangover, The (2009) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen, the groom and one night of drunken misadventures.
  189. Movie DetailsHellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007) 7  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    Hellboy ends up battling the goddess Hecate after a professor resurrects a powerful female vampire.
  190. Movie DetailsHistory Boys, The (2006) 7  Comedy
    A class of bright, funny history students pursue acceptance into Oxford or Cambridge. Highly literate.
  191. Movie DetailsHome (2009) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand featuring aerial footage from around the globe. Beautiful but tedious.
  192. Movie DetailsHunt for Gollum, The (2009) 7  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Chris Bouchard's impressive Lord of the Rings film. Gandalf sends Strider out to find Gollum.
  193. Movie DetailsI Am Legend (2007) 7  HorrorSci-Fi
    Will Smith, sole survivor in New York City, seeks a cure for the deadly virus.
  194. Movie DetailsIdiots and Angels (2009) 7  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Bill Plympton's animated dark comedy about a morally bankrupt man who wakes up with wings.
  195. Movie DetailsIngredients (2009) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Compares America's industrialized food system to a rising local-growth movement, from Oregon to New York.
  196. Movie DetailsInk (2009) 7  FantasyObscure/RareSci-Fi
    High-concept visual thriller that weaves the conscious with the subconscious. Falls down on unconvincing acting.
  197. Movie DetailsIt Might Get Loud (2009) 7  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Documentary on the electric guitar starring rock musicians Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White.
  198. Movie DetailsJellyfish (2008) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Intersecting stories of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv. Loved Batiya's story.
  199. Movie DetailsKing of California (2007) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Mentally unstable Michael Douglas is convinced that Spanish treasure is buried in suburban California.
  200. Movie DetailsKnee Deep (2007) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In rural Maine, a young, hardworking dairy farmer is betrayed by family. A humanistic documentary.
  201. Movie DetailsLunopolis (2009) 7  ConspiracyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Pseudo-documentary about aliens on the moon and a secret Scientology-like group. A fun, riveting conspiracy.
  202. Movie DetailsMargot at the Wedding (2007) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Jennifer Jason Leigh plans to marry Jack Black, but estranged sister Nicole Kidman shows up.
  203. Movie DetailsMatch Point (2006) 7  With Sex/NuditySport
    Woody Allen's ugly story of infidelity amidst British wealth. Tennis, opera, investments, horses and murder.
  204. Movie DetailsMen Who Stare at Goats, The (2009) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A reporter in Iraq learns about a secret, psychic U.S. Army unit. It's pretty amusing.
  205. Movie DetailsNines, The (2007) 7  FantasySci-Fi
    The lives of a troubled actor, TV producer and video-game designer intertwine in mysterious ways.
  206. Movie DetailsObjectified (2009) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Documentary about how humans relate to manufactured objects, featuring designers like Dieter Rams and Apple.
  207. Movie DetailsPerfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Tom Tykwer's memorable film about an 18th century Parisian murderer, with a profoundly flawed climax.
  208. Movie DetailsPhoebe in Wonderland (2009) 7  FantasyObscure/Rare
    An unconventional drama teacher inspires a troubled girl. Elle Fanning and Patricia Clarkson are amazing.
  209. Movie DetailsPiano Tuner of Earthquakes, The (2006) 7  AnimationHorrorMusical/MusicObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    The Brothers Quay present a dark fairytale about a diabolical doctor and beautiful opera singer.
  210. Movie DetailsPineapple Express (2008) 7  Comedy
    Stoner Seth Rogen freaks out after witnessing a murder. Pot-joke heavy and also fairly violent.
  211. Movie DetailsPriceless (2008) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Young gold digger Audrey Tautou mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor.
  212. Movie DetailsPrincess and the Frog, The (2009) 7  AnimationFantasyMusical/Music
    Disney fairytale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans. Waitress Tiana kisses a frog prince. Voodoo.
  213. Movie DetailsPrisoner, The (2009) 7  ConspiracyObscure/RareTV Shows
    AMC miniseries based on the classic 1960s TV show. Interesting but muddled. Caviezel lacks personality.
  214. Movie DetailsRadiant City (2007) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Faux-documentary about the disaggregated, unwalkable, intolerant nature of modern suburbia. Mocking.
  215. Movie DetailsReader, The (2008) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Kate Winslet initiates a surprising, secretive romance in this solemn drama set in post-WWII Germany.
  216. Movie DetailsReligulous (2008) 7  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Bill Maher's provocative, smartass dialogue with Jews, Christians and Muslims. An irreverent but smug rant.
  217. Movie DetailsSecret of Kells, The (2009) 7  AnimationFantasy
    A hand-drawn medieval adventure of the boy behind the famed Book of Kells. Intricate visuals.
  218. Movie DetailsSherlock Holmes (2009) 7  Conspiracy
    Ritchie's overwrought, violent CGI explosion. Quick-witted Downey is great, but why is Holmes constantly fighting?
  219. Movie DetailsSherrybaby (2006) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Former drug addict Maggie Gyllenhaal is out of prison, seeking her daughter and emotional recovery.
  220. Movie DetailsSilent Hill (2006) 7  FantasyHorror
    Fantastic atmosphere and set design. A grotesque purgatory of undead meat-creatures, cults, and zombie nurses.
  221. Movie DetailsStanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueTV Shows
    Kubrick's incredible attention to detail revealed in 1,000+ boxes of his meticulously sorted film materials.
  222. Movie DetailsStardust (2007) 7  ComedyFantasy
    A funny Neil Gaiman fairytale set in England that feels somewhat like The Princess Bride.
  223. Movie DetailsSuperman Returns (2006) 7  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Bryan Singer's reverent reboot of the Superman franchise. Good, but lacks surprises and new ideas.
  224. Movie DetailsTaken (2009) 7  
    A fast-paced xenophobic thriller. Professional spy Liam Neeson exacts vigilante justice on everyone. Everyone!
  225. Movie DetailsTin Man (2007) 7  FantasySci-FiTV Shows
    Dark re-imagining of the Land of Oz. Zooey Deschanel stars in this three-part Sci-Fi miniseries.
  226. Movie DetailsTransformers (2007) 7  Sci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Spectacularly rendered Autobot and Decepticon destruction. ADHD kids love these plotless nonsensical blasts.
  227. Movie DetailsWinter Passing (2006) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Zooey Deschanel visits her novelist father, now rooming with a young woman and Christian rocker.

  228. FAIR
  229. Movie Details4th Dimension, The (2008) 6  FantasyObscure/RareSci-Fi
    Feels inspired by Eraserhead and Pi, but this Aphex Twin-scored meditation on reality ultimately disappoints.
  230. Movie DetailsBeowulf (2007) 6  AnimationFantasy
    I am Beowulf! My lips don't move right and my eyes are dead. Corny, unsatisfying.
  231. Movie DetailsBolt (2008) 6  AnimationComedyFantasy
    A lovable cartoon dog movie. Plus, Miley Cyrus sounds like she drinks whiskey every night.
  232. Movie DetailsBurn After Reading (2008) 6  Comedy
    A CIA agent's memoirs falls into the hands of opportunistic idiots. Pointless Coen Brothers farce.
  233. Movie DetailsCapturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (2009) 6  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A metadocumentary. This film about making documentaries should have been richer, deeper and edited better.
  234. Movie DetailsChoke (2008) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Screen adaptation of the Palahniuk novel about a sex-addicted scam artist and his hospitalized mother.
  235. Movie DetailsCity of Ember (2008) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    An underground city is falling apart after 200 years. Fairly dark for a kids' movie.
  236. Movie DetailsCrank (2006) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    An entertaining movie because it is so intentionally ridiculous. Chock full of contrived adrenaline rushes.
  237. Movie DetailsDan in Real Life (2007) 6  Comedy
    A very sweet, unremarkable romantic comedy. Steve Carell is a struggling single parent and widower.
  238. Movie DetailsDéjà Vu (2006) 6  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Are you ready for the space-time continuum to get Bruckheimered? Explosions! Insulted intelligence! More explosions!
  239. 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.
  240. Movie DetailsFur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) 6  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A fictionalized, metaphorical account of the formation of artist Diane Arbus. Nicole Kidman is brilliant.
  241. Movie DetailsGet Smart (2008) 6  Comedy
    Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway are super-secret spies or whatever. Can their gadgets defeat KAOS?
  242. Movie DetailsGive 'em Hell, Malone (2009) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Mediocre, ultraviolent detective noir in need of a better director. Ridiculous villains in second-rate makeup.
  243. Movie DetailsHellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006) 6  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    A samurai sword sends Hellboy into a dangerous realm of Japanese legends, ghosts and monsters.
  244. Movie DetailsHeroes - Seasons 1-3 (2009) 6  FantasySci-FiComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    Cleverly structured graphic novel in TV-show format about people with diverse superpowers. It became unwatchable.
  245. Movie DetailsImagination (2007) 6  AnimationFantasyObscure/Rare
    Eric Leiser's surreal experiment with puppetry, stop-motion sketches and claymation. And unconvincing actors.
  246. Movie DetailsIncredible Hulk, The (2008) 6  Sci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Too bad the awkward computer-generated creatures killed the movie, despite Edward Norton. Noisy and boring.
  247. Movie DetailsIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    Indy battles the Soviets in 1957. Spielberg/Lucas feature Area 51 and interdimensional cosmic Mayan nonsense.
  248. Movie DetailsIngenious (2009) 6  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Likable rags-to-riches comedy based on the true story of an Arizona inventor of novelty items.
  249. Movie DetailsInternational, The (2009) 6  Conspiracy
    Worth watching for the Guggenheim Museum shootout, but this globetrotting thriller is fairly unremarkable.
  250. Movie DetailsKillshot (2009) 6  With Sex/Nudity
    Diane Lane is placed in the witness protection program. Is she safe from Mickey Rourke?
  251. Movie DetailsKingdom, The (2007) 6  Documentary/True
    FBI agents are sent to investigate a Saudi bombing. It's really just a revenge movie.
  252. Movie DetailsMr. Brooks (2007) 6  With Sex/Nudity
    A surprisingly likable and engaging Hollywood serial killer movie, especially with Costner as the lead.
  253. Movie DetailsNight at the Museum (2006) 6  ComedyFantasy
    New night security guard Ben Stiller discovers that museum exhibits come to life at night.
  254. Movie DetailsNight Watch (2006) 6  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    First chapter of a derivative Russian fantasy epic featuring warring forces of daytime and nighttime.
  255. Movie DetailsNinja Assassin (2009) 6  
    A ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him. So much CGI blood.
  256. Movie DetailsNext (2007) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    Nicholas Cage can see the future. An unsatisfying Philip K. Dick adaptation of slow-mo explosions.
  257. 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.
  258. Movie DetailsPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) 6  ComedyFantasy
    An overlong cartoonish setup to the third movie in the Disney franchise. Johnny Depp shines.
  259. Movie DetailsPU-239: The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (2007) 6  Obscure/RareTV Shows
    A nuclear plant worker with radiation poisoning tries to sell stolen plutonium to Moscow gangsters.
  260. Movie DetailsPush (2009) 6  Sci-Fi
    Dakota Fanning was the only compelling part of this telekinetic incoherence set in Hong Kong.
  261. Movie DetailsRevolver (2007) 6  AnimationWith Sex/NuditySport
    This stylish Guy Ritchie art film about con-men feels jumbled, pretentious and psychoanalytical. But intriguing.
  262. Movie DetailsRicky (2009) 6  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    French parable about a bizarre baby's physical development, his precocious sister and his irresponsible mother.
  263. Movie DetailsSnakes on a Plane (2006) 6  ComedyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A cheesy Samuel L. Jackson horror-comedy that knows it's ridiculous and plays it refreshingly well.
  264. Movie DetailsSoloist, The (2009) 6  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    Downey Jr., Foxx and Keener are great, but this biography feels slightly heavy-handed and exploitive.
  265. Movie DetailsSouthland Tales (2007) 6  ComedyConspiracyFantasyMusical/MusicSci-Fi
    Richard Kelly's dystopian, genre-defying mess of destruction and pop-culture doom. Bad actors cast on purpose?
  266. Movie DetailsSunshine Cleaning (2009) 6  Comedy
    Cash-strapped single mother Amy Adams works as a maid, but is looking for new opportunities.
  267. Movie DetailsTaking of Pelham 123, The (2009) 6  
    Another generic, disposable Tony Scott thriller. This one has subway trains and stars Denzel Washington.
  268. Movie DetailsTideland (2006) 6  FantasyHorror
    A young girl with drug-addicted parents creates a half-fantasy world with doll heads, deranged neighbors.
  269. Movie DetailsTrick 'r Treat (2009) 6  ComedyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Four interwoven Halloween stories. It doesn't rely on lame CGI ghouls and jack-o'-lanterns! Pretty decent.
  270. Movie DetailsWanted (2008) 6  Comic Book/Superhero
    A young man finds out his long-lost father is an assassin. Then hyperkinetic bullet-bending ensues.
  271. Movie DetailsWonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic (2008) 6  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Irritating modern opera rehearsals dominate the story of Oppenheimer and the 1945 Trinity atomic test.

  272. ADEQUATE
  273. Movie Details2012 (2009) 5  Sci-Fi
    So soulless and insulting that we don't care about billions dying in the global cataclysm.
  274. Movie DetailsAugust Rush (2007) 5  Musical/Music
    An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift to help find his birth parents. Overtly sentimental.
  275. Movie DetailsBorn of Hope (2009) 5  FantasyObscure/Rare
    Kate Madison's Lord of the Rings prequel, based on Tolkien's appendix paragraphs. Decent low-budget effort.
  276. Movie DetailsCrank 2: High Voltage (2009) 5  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Chev Chelios is back in an even more random and intentionally absurd movie. Insane action.
  277. Movie DetailsFeed (2006) 5  HorrorObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    An Internet sex crimes expert investigates feeder-gainer relationships (sexual fetish of the grotesquely obese).
  278. Movie DetailsFinal Destination 3 (2006) 5  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Better than the first two. I watched the Rube-Goldberg deaths with amusement. The nudity helped.
  279. Movie DetailsJourney to the Center of the Earth (2008) 5  FantasySci-Fi
    Brendan Fraser travels to Iceland looking for Verne's lost subterranean world. Turn off your brain.
  280. Movie DetailsKnowing (2009) 5  Sci-Fi
    A disappointment from Alex Proyas. I was ready for the apocalypse after two long hours.
  281. Movie DetailsMartian Child (2007) 5  Sci-FiDocumentary/True
    It's emotional manipulation from Mars. This is K-PAX with a six-year-old instead of Kevin Spacey.
  282. Movie DetailsMist, The (2007) 5  HorrorSci-Fi
    A fairly derivative, depressing creature-horror film with too much religious ranting. Final scene is staggering.
  283. Movie DetailsNumber 23, The (2007) 5  With Sex/Nudity
    Far-fetched but sometimes clever thriller starring Jim Carrey. 23 equals bad numerology and worse directing.
  284. Movie DetailsPandorum (2009) 5  HorrorSci-Fi
    Derivative sci-fi thriller on a spaceship. Crewmembers wake up with no knowledge of their mission.
  285. Movie DetailsPirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) 5  ComedyFantasy
    This Disney pirate saga is worse than its predecessor (again). Yo-ho-horribly incoherent. Franchise over yet?
  286. Movie DetailsRace to Witch Mountain (2009) 5  FantasySci-Fi
    Good, family-friendly Disney fun that damages your will to live. Spectacularly bland and poorly written.
  287. Movie DetailsRuins, The (2008) 5  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Bone-crunching gore as American tourists learn the horrors of sightseeing in the forbidding Mexican jungle.
  288. Movie DetailsSpeed Racer (2008) 5  AnimationConspiracySport
    A hyperfrenetic explosion of sound and color in the form of Car-Fu. It's marginally watchable.
  289. Movie DetailsSpider-Man 3 (2007) 5  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Boring/incoherent/awkward for 90 minutes, then three minutes of cool, then Venom and the climactic battle.
  290. Movie DetailsSpirit, The (2008) 5  ComedyFantasyWith Sex/NudityComic Book/Superhero
    Frank Miller's self-aware film noir is gorgeous, vapid, overacted and emotionless. Based on Eisner's comics.
  291. Movie DetailsStay Alive (2006) 5  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A videogame kills players in the real world. It's gory CGI fun featuring Samaire Armstrong.
  292. Movie DetailsStep Brothers (2008) 5  Comedy
    Mildly amusing but so stupid. Juvenile bickering and pouting from 40-year-old adolescents Ferrell and Reilly.
  293. Movie DetailsStuck (2008) 5  HorrorObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The callous aftermath of a hit-and-run. I winced at the bad acting and grisly suffering.
  294. Movie DetailsSuperstorm (2007) 5  Obscure/RareSci-FiTV Shows
    Scientists attempt to divert or weaken a Miami-bound hurricane using cloud seeding. A miniseries docudrama.
  295. Movie DetailsSurrogates (2009) 5  Sci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Soulless industrial entertainment. Most humans live in isolation and interact entirely via glamorous surrogate robots.
  296. Movie DetailsSurveillance (2009) 5  Conspiracy
    A crude, unsettling thriller by Jennifer Lynch. It's a disappointment, but Bill Pullman is great.
  297. Movie DetailsWhat Just Happened (2008) 5  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Two weeks in the life of big-time Hollywood producer Robert De Niro. Anxious, high-stakes triviality.

  298. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  299. Movie Details10,000 BC (2008) CRAP  Fantasy
    Anti-visionary Roland Emmerich directs this dumb prehistoric epic. It's dull, preposterous and sanitized for kids.
  300. Movie Details88 Minutes (2008) CRAP  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Features ludicrous, unthrilling plot twists, perky young women and the famous forensic psychiatrist Al Pacino.
  301. Movie DetailsBalls of Fury (2007) CRAP  ComedySport
    Horrendously unfunny comedy mixes Ping-Pong, kung fu and sophomoric jokes with a secret FBI mission.
  302. Movie DetailsBride Wars (2009) CRAP  Comedy
    Was subjected to this loathsome, soul-crushingly shallow piece while traveling, almost killed self. Fuck this.
  303. Movie DetailsDate Movie (2006) CRAP  Comedy
    Two Scary Movie screenwriters spoof the romantic comedy genre to death. Alyson Hannigan stars. Lame.
  304. Movie DetailsEpic Movie (2007) CRAP  Comedy
    Following the unwatchable Date Movie, now these hacks imitate mega-blockbusters. I enjoyed Jayma Mays.
  305. Movie DetailsEragon (2006) CRAP  Fantasy
    A bad movie about dragons, dragon riders, a Shade's dark magic and evil King Galbatorix.
  306. Movie DetailsFailure to Launch (2006) CRAP  Comedy
    Matthew McConaughey's parents set him up with Sarah Jessica Parker so he'll finally move out.
  307. Movie DetailsFriday the 13th (2009) CRAP  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Boobs, beer and pot. The characters are so annoying that you wish they'd die faster.
  308. Movie DetailsGamer (2009) CRAP  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Brainless, ultraviolent sci-fi mishmash of bad writing, bad acting, jerky editing, digital effects and boobs.
  309. 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.
  310. Movie DetailsMacbeth (2007) CRAP  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Bad acting with laser-sighted guns, drugs and tattooed naked girls. A straight retelling of Shakespeare.
  311. Movie DetailsMeet the Spartans (2008) CRAP  Comedy
    Friedberg and Seltzer reinforce their status as truly unparalleled hacks of the spoof genre. Terrible.
  312. Movie DetailsPrey (2007) CRAP  HorrorObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A poorly written movie about Americans in Africa who are stalked by lions. Embarrassingly bad.
  313. Movie DetailsP.S. I Love You (2007) CRAP  
    Hilary Swank was miscast among sitcom-quality sentimental actors where everyone is trying to be cute.
  314. Movie DetailsReturn, The (2006) CRAP  
    Sarah Michelle Gellar is supernaturally drawn to an old farmhouse where a murder took place.
  315. Movie DetailsS. Darko (2009) CRAP  Obscure/RareSci-Fi
    Cash-grab follow-up to Donnie Darko. Huge plot holes and weak characters, but exceeded worst expectations.
  316. Movie DetailsTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) CRAP  Sci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    A tedious and loathsome sequence of explosions. Despite childhood nostalgia, I hoped everyone might die.
  317. Movie DetailsUnderworld: Evolution (2006) CRAP  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Acting-challenged vampire Kate Beckinsale is still battling werewolves, but now with extra CGI incoherence.
  318. Movie DetailsYear One (2009) CRAP  Comedy
    Even though Jack Black and Michael Cera are naturally hilarious, this plotless movie doesn't work.


  319. Statistical ratings distribution of these 312 films (20.2% 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 312 films: 7.2.

    10:4.8%

    9:19.6%

    8:25.3%

    7:22.1%

    6:13.8%

    5:8%

    CRAP:6.4%



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