Good Direct-to-Dvd Movies(Honestly!)

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1. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 3,387

2. Animal (2005 Video)

R | 93 min | Drama, Action

When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother, but she is assassinated and the boy is raised alone on the ... See full summary »

Director: David J. Burke | Stars: Ving Rhames, Terrence Howard, Chazz Palminteri, Jim Brown

Votes: 1,842

3. Archangel (2005 TV Movie)

133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A British college professor, working in Russia, investigates certain mysteries surrounding the life and death of Joseph Stalin.

Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Daniel Craig, Yekaterina Rednikova, Gabriel Macht, Lev Prygunov

Votes: 4,896

4. Chaos (II) (2005)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe, Wesley Snipes, Henry Czerny

Votes: 48,925

5. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

On his way to becoming an immortal demon, a gang leader orchestrates the murder of an ex-con and his girlfriend.

Director: Lance Mungia | Stars: Yuji Okumoto, Marcus Chong, Tito Ortiz, Tara Reid

Votes: 7,867

6. Dead Fish (2005)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

Traitors, killers and lovers collide in London.

Director: Charley Stadler | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Gary Oldman, Anouska Bolton Lee, Cassandra Bell

Votes: 3,154

7. The Californians (2005)

PG | 87 min | Drama

Slick, smug developer Gavin Ransom has a dream: make millions by blanketing the coastal hills of northern California with flamboyant, mini mansions. His sister Olive a raving ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: Noah Wyle, Illeana Douglas, Kate Mara, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 336

8. Crusader (2005 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

A gripping action thriller about a reporter who steals a murdered colleague's news story, and becomes an unwitting pawn in a conspiracy that could cost him his life.

Director: Bryan Goeres | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Michael York, Richard Tyson, Ana Álvarez

Votes: 357

9. Detective (2005 TV Movie)

171 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Sergeant Malcolm Ainslie, a Catholic priest turned distinguished investigator for the police, has agreed to hear the confession of a convicted serial killer sentenced to death in ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Tom Berenger, Annabeth Gish, Rick Gomez, Frank Whaley

Votes: 394

10. Empire Falls (2005)

TV-14 | 197 min | Drama, Romance

A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.

Stars: Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman

Votes: 4,965

11. The Exonerated (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 401

12. Fathers and Sons (2005 TV Movie)

R | 101 min | Drama

Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son ... See full summary »

Directors: Rodrigo García, Jared Rappaport, Rob Spera | Stars: Bradley Whitford, Samantha Mathis, Aiden James Forte, Aaron Marchbank

Votes: 370

13. Havoc (2005)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama

Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Shiri Appleby, Michael Biehn

Votes: 17,478

14. Human Trafficking (2005– )

176 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hundreds of thousands of young women have vanished from their everyday lives-forced by violence into a hellish existence of brutality and prostitution. They're a profitable commodity in the... See full summary »

Stars: Lynne Adams, Zoe Aggeliki, Isabelle Blais, Céline Bonnier

Votes: 6,343

15. Into the Sun (2005)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

When a government official is killed, an American operative with experience in the Yakuza culture is brought in to investigate.

Director: mink | Stars: Steven Seagal, Takao Ohsawa, Juliette Marquis, Matthew Davis

Votes: 6,735

16. Into the West (2005)

TV-14 | 552 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.

Stars: Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham, John Terry

Votes: 6,131

17. Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jesse Stone (Selleck) is a New England police chief investigating a series of murders, in an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, Reg Rogers, Viola Davis

Votes: 5,098

18. Empire of the Wolves (2005)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A disgraced policeman helps a young detective to hunt down a serial killer who targets Turkish women in Paris.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Jean Reno, Arly Jover, Jocelyn Quivrin, Laura Morante

Votes: 10,620

19. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Yasiin Bey, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 2,143

20. Missing in America (2005)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, War

A haunted Vietnam veteran (Danny Glover), living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member (... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Savage Dockterman | Stars: Danny Glover, Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton, Zoe Weizenbaum

Votes: 1,413

21. The Myth (2005)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Archeologist Jack keeps having reoccurring dreams of a past life, where he is the great General Meng Yi, who is sworn to protect a Korean Princess named Ok-Soo. Jack decides to go investigate everything with his friend William.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Bing Shao, Jackie Chan, Weixing Yao, Jianzhong Zhang

Votes: 13,418

22. The River King (2005)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Edward Burns, Jennifer Ehle, Thomas Gibson, John Kapelos

Votes: 3,257

23. The Russian Specialist (2005)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Spetnaz (Special Ops) veteran Nick Cherenko leaves Russia after his son and wife are killed in a gunfight by drug lord Aleksandr 'Sasha' Popov's mob men. He's threatened with exposure as ... See full summary »

Director: Dolph Lundgren | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Ben Cross, Ivan Petrushinov, Olivia Lee

Votes: 3,443

24. Shooting Gallery (2005 Video)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.

Director: Keoni Waxman | Stars: Ving Rhames, Roselyn Sanchez, Daniel Newman, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Votes: 1,131

25. Shooting Livien (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Cook | Stars: Jason Behr, Sarah Wynter, Dominic Monaghan, Joshua Leonard

Votes: 260

26. Southern Belles (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler.

Directors: Paul S. Myers, Brennan Shroff | Stars: Anna Faris, Laura Breckenridge, Justin Chambers, Frederick Weller

Votes: 847

27. Submerged (2005 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

Chris Kody, the world's best mercenary, is freed from prison -- but there's a catch. Kody must use his lethal weapons and fighting skills to stop a group of terrorists who have taken over a nuclear sub.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Steven Seagal, Christine Adams, William Hope, Nick Brimble

Votes: 4,404

28. 7 Seconds (2005 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.

Director: Simon Fellows | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Tamzin Outhwaite, Deobia Oparei, Georgina Rylance

Votes: 6,603

29. America Brown (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.

Director: Paul Black | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Hill Harper, Natasha Lyonne, Élodie Bouchez

Votes: 248

30. Back by Midnight (2004)

R | 89 min | Comedy

The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.

Director: Harry Basil | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Randy Quaid, Kirstie Alley, Phil LaMarr

Votes: 432

31. Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again (2004 TV Special)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Documentary

Bill Engvall, Ron "Tater Salad" White, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry the Cable Guy return on-stage to give some funny redneck laughs and humorous spins on everyday affairs.

Director: C.B. Harding | Stars: Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White

Votes: 1,669

32. Cavedweller (2004)

R | 101 min | Drama, Music

A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Aidan Quinn, Sherilyn Fenn, Jill Scott

Votes: 562

33. Childstar (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

An experimental filmmaker takes a job as a driver for a foul-mouthed child actor and his ambitious stage mother.

Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Don McKellar, Peter Paige, Gil Bellows, Victoria Fodor

Votes: 943

34. Creep (I) (2004)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood, Ken Campbell

Votes: 26,486

35. Dead Birds (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Nicki Aycox, Michael Shannon

Votes: 9,215

36. Employee of the Month (2004)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

It just isn't David's day. First he gets fired at the bank, then his fiancee breaks up and throws him out of the house. The bank gets robbed and he gets shot. Twists follow.

Director: Mitch Rouse | Stars: Matt Dillon, Steve Zahn, Christina Applegate, Andrea Bendewald

Votes: 9,147

37. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Fantasy

An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in the Philippines begin to haunt him.

Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 5,468

38. Frankenstein (2004– )

TV-14 | 204 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Stars: Luke Goss, Alec Newman, Nicole Lewis, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,170

39. The Goodbye Girl (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy

Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Patricia Heaton, Hallie Eisenberg, Lynda Boyd

Votes: 1,136

40. Gracie's Choice (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama

A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Kristen Bell, Diane Ladd, Shedrack Anderson III, Anne Heche

Votes: 2,912

41. The I Inside (2004)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An amnesiac discovers himself leaping through time between 2000 and 2002 as his past returns to him.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley, Piper Perabo, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 10,034

42. King Solomon's Mines (2004)

173 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

An adventurous quest for a treasure hidden in King Solomon's mines, based on H. Rider Haggard's timeless tale.

Stars: Patrick Swayze, Alison Doody, Roy Marsden, John Standing

Votes: 3,023

43. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow

Votes: 14,028

44. The Life: What's Your Pleasure? (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

26 Metascore

An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.

Director: María Lidón | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Denise Richards, Joaquim de Almeida, María Jiménez

Votes: 1,556

45. The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King, from their own unique perspective.

Director: Bradley Raymond | Stars: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 32,392

46. Mulan 2: The Final War (2004 Video)

G | 79 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

While preparing for their wedding, Shang and Mulan are suddenly sent off on a secret mission. Mushu starts to meddle, and a surprise attack by Mongolians doesn't help either.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Lynne Southerland | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu

Votes: 19,161

47. My Tiny Universe (2004)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

In "my tiny universe", a dark comedy, Bobby Devillin is one of the biggest producers in Hollywood, making a string of big-budget action films during the last two decades. But his personal ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucy Phillips, Glen Scantlebury | Stars: Andy Comeau, John Heard, Debi Mazar, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 179

48. New Police Story (2004)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama