Movie Gems

by rivalbeast | created - 22 Oct 2011 | updated - 22 Oct 2011 | Public

This is a list of movies I find are quite cool.

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1. Night of the Creeps (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 18,523 | Gross: $0.59M

2. Attack the Block (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

Director: Joe Cornish | Stars: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones

Votes: 94,464 | Gross: $1.02M

3. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)

R | 84 min | Horror

32 Metascore

Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 102,089 | Gross: $15.42M

4. Chocolate (2008)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama

An autistic girl with powerful martial art skills looks to settle her ailing mother's debts by seeking out the ruthless gangs that owe her family money.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe, Pongpat Wachirabunjong, Taphon Phopwandee

Votes: 16,643 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho, Yukari Ôshima

Votes: 11,640

6. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

69 Metascore

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick

Votes: 343,355 | Gross: $31.49M

7. Doom Asylum (1988)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror

A horribly disfigured lawyer, wrongfully pronounced dead after a terrible car accident, is taken to an asylum for dissection, only to come back alive, kill everyone, and make the asylum his killing grounds.

Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Patty Mullen, Ruth Collins, Kristin Davis, William Hay

Votes: 820

8. Kick-Ass (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

Votes: 501,106 | Gross: $48.07M

9. Savage Streets (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend.

Directors: Danny Steinmann, Tom DeSimone | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Robert Dryer, Johnny Venocur

Votes: 3,342

10. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 336,002 | Gross: $13.78M

11. Legend (1985)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

30 Metascore

A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent

Votes: 55,554 | Gross: $15.50M

12. Jocks (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Scott Strader, Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 618

13. Weekend Pass (1984)

R | 88 min | Comedy

Three rookie sailors who have just completed basic training are out on their first weekend pass. As they hit one bar after another, they soon forget everything the Navy ever taught them.

Director: Lawrence Bassoff | Stars: Patrick Houser, Chip McAllister, D.W. Brown, Peter Ellenstein

Votes: 409 | Gross: $21.06M

14. The Night Before (1988)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

A geek takes Tara to the prom but ends up in the wrong side of LA. He wakes up in a dark alley and slowly remembers what happened to them. He "sold" Tara to a pimp. A night to remember.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin, Theresa Saldana, Trinidad Silva

Votes: 2,307

15. Hot Moves (1984)

R | 85 min | Comedy

Four Venice Beach boys make a pact to lose their virginity before beginning their senior year of high school.

Director: Jim Sotos | Stars: Michael Zorek, Adam Silbar, Jeff Fishman, Johnny Timko

Votes: 461 | Gross: $2.73M

16. My Tutor (1983)

R | 97 min | Comedy

17 Metascore

A rich father hires a tutor for his son. The son is a horny teenager and the tutor is a gorgeous blonde. Complications ensue.

Director: George Bowers | Stars: Matt Lattanzi, Caren Kaye, Kevin McCarthy, Clark Brandon

Votes: 2,918 | Gross: $22.59M

17. Private Lessons (1981)

R | 87 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love.

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, Patrick Piccininni

Votes: 3,005 | Gross: $26.28M

18. Better Off Dead... (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, Demian Slade

Votes: 39,017 | Gross: $10.30M

19. The Wild Life (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.

Director: Art Linson | Stars: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz, Jenny Wright

Votes: 2,199 | Gross: $11.02M

20. Secret Admirer (1985)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

An anonymous love letter left in Michael's locker on the last day of school wreaks havoc on his life and the lives of everyone who come in contact with it.

Director: David Greenwalt | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston, Dee Wallace

Votes: 5,923 | Gross: $8.62M

21. BMX Bandits (1983)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

53 Metascore

Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: David Argue, John Ley, Nicole Kidman, Angelo D'Angelo

Votes: 4,390

22. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis, Christina Vidal

Votes: 30,168 | Gross: $4.77M

23. Shi ren guan shi ba qi (1980)

90 min | Action, Drama

Wu Shao Tung is raised to be the leader of the Wu Tang clan, who previously have been defeated by the evil Yen Chan tin and his clan. He is taught roughly and is shown how to defeat the Unbeaten 18, a cave of treacherous traps.

Director: Joseph Kuo | Stars: Fei Meng, Jeanie Chang, Jack Long, Nancy Yen

Votes: 75

A cool Martial Arts Flick!

24. Trick or Treat (1986)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

57 Metascore

A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

Votes: 5,327 | Gross: $6.80M

25. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 74,402

26. Dance of the Dead (2008)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance.

Director: Gregg Bishop | Stars: Jared Kusnitz, Greyson Chadwick, Chandler Darby, Carissa Capobianco

Votes: 10,892

27. Bloody Beach (2000)

91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A group of chat room buddies decide to meet together in reality on the beach for some fun in the sun. However, their vacation transforms into a nightmare as each person except Nam-kyeong (... See full summary »

Director: In Soo Kim | Stars: Hyun-Jung Kim, Dong-kun Yang, Seung-chae Lee, Jung-Jin Lee

Votes: 261

Japanese slasher flick called, Bloody Beach.

28. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 19,698 | Gross: $1.26M

29. Society (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Billy Warlock, Concetta D'Agnese, Ben Slack, Evan Richards

Votes: 11,670

30. The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

55 Metascore

Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleash a horde of malevolent demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 13,251 | Gross: $13.54M

31. Gate 2: The Trespassers (1990)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Four teens summon forth a diminuitive, demonic minion from The Other Side to do their bidding and grant their wishes, but of course, they must all ultimately pay the price...

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Louis Tripp, Simon Reynolds, James Villemaire, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 1,659 | Gross: $2.03M



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