TOTAL MOVIESby iamronr | created - 07 Apr 2012 | updated - 02 Aug 2016 | Public
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1. Veronica Guerin (2003)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.
Votes: 18,236 | Gross: $1.57M
Cate Blanchett fantastic. Good thriller. True story. 'The blunt realism of it all is what makes it all the more believable and worthwhile.'
2. The Wages of Fear (1953)
Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
Wages of Fear. Masterpiece. First boredom then the ultimate in suspense. Fantastic acting, story, directing.....
3. Une femme française (1995)
100 min | Drama, Romance
Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,119 | Gross: $0.17M
Very dramatic love story, brilliantly acted by Emanuelle Beart, and Daniel Auteuil. Brilliant movie.
4. Vera Drake (2004)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Votes: 22,599 | Gross: $3.75M
Brilliant acting from all, very emotional story. Natural and believable, but sad.
5. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.
Votes: 45,943 | Gross: $4.05M
Brilliant, brilliant acting, by both Bette Davis & Joan Crawford, good suspenseful story.
6. The Virgin Spring (1960)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.
Votes: 24,085 | Gross: $1.53M
'Virgin Spring'. By great director Ingmar Bergman.
7. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
Votes: 52,702 | Gross: $2.28M
Most incredible serious animated movie (possibly) ever made? Incricate details and moody scenes, almost too good to be true. Good story.
8. Three Colors: Blue (1993)
R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.
Votes: 79,492 | Gross: $1.32M
Very sad movie, but well acted nice mood.
9. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of New Zealander Burt Munro (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Votes: 49,466 | Gross: $5.13M
Brilliant acting from Anthony Hopkins, simple easy to follow story, really happy film.
10. Wah-Wah (2005)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
Set at the end of the '60s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,819 | Gross: $0.23M
Richard E Grant's growing up in Swaziland. Mainly story of domestic violence, drunkedness and marriage bliss of his father. Mainly British cast. Funny and moving.
11. When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance
The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.
Votes: 19,180 | Gross: $50.02M
An alchoholic in the family, Meg Ryan plays the part to perfection.
12. Tsotsi (2005)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama
Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.
Votes: 26,879 | Gross: $2.91M
South African movie, brilliantly acted, good story of down & out kids, gangsters, and the boy how stole a baby from wealthy parents & did not want to give it back. Beautiful girl who feeds the baby.
Tsotsi is gorgeous, riveting, poignant, and thrilling. Not only is it a first-rate piece of storytelling, but it also takes the viewer into a world of South African poverty and crime that he has never seen before. Director/writer Gavin Hood offers us a tale of tragic redemption and uncommon poetry in a subculture of the most abject immorality. Truly unforgettable.
13. The White Countess (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History, Romance
Set in 1930s Shanghai, where a blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd -- and sometimes illicit -- jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family.
Votes: 5,891 | Gross: $1.67M
Great story, settings, acting, atmosphere.
14. The Verdict (1982)
R | 129 min | Drama
A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.
Votes: 32,850 | Gross: $54.00M
Classic court room drama, with twists. Great story, great acting by Paul Newman. Seemed even better watching the second time round!
15. Unstoppable (2010)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Thriller
With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.
Votes: 174,757 | Gross: $81.56M
One of the most exciting movies with plenty of suspence and special effects of a runaway train. Well acted by Denzel Washington and Chris Pine.
16. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
Great movie, great acting by Gregory Peck and particularly the kids!
17. The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime
A struggling dentist's life is turned upside down when a famous gangster moves in next door, and his wife convinces him to inform a notorious mob boss about the gangster's whereabouts.
Votes: 103,978 | Gross: $57.26M
Well acted, particularly the dentist
18. Vatel (2000)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Vatel is in charge of the reception to the king Louis XIV. With the prince's political ambitions at stake, its essential to please him. But when he falls in love with the king's lover, passion and duty seem to contradict each other.
Votes: 7,037 | Gross: $0.05M
"one of the most incredible visual experiences in film history" "fire works extravaganzas that would shame the Chinese" Depardieu is brilliant.
19. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Not Rated | 131 min | Drama
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
Just fantastic acting!! Not so good second time around.
20. Vanity Fair (2004)
PG-13 | 141 min | Drama
Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.
Votes: 19,719 | Gross: $16.14M
Very well acted, beautiful settings, story not as well told as other movies. Reese Witherspoon as Becky Sharp, absolutely beautiful.
21. The White Massai (2005)
131 min | Drama, Romance
A girl, Carola, whose vacation in Kenya takes an interesting turn when she becomes infatuated with a Masai. Carola decides to leave her boyfriend to stay with her lover. There, she has to ... See full summary »
'The White Masai'. Briliant film, true story of another culture. Well acted by German/Swiss actress Nina Hoss.
22. The Visitor (I) (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama
A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.
Votes: 40,368 | Gross: $9.42M
A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment. Close insight into refugee problem in the US. Excellent acting by the prof, taking care of the illegal immigrants borrowing his apartment, learning to play drums etc.
24. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.
Votes: 43,777 | Gross: $43.61M
Quite good attempt by Americans to make an Italian movie. Beautiful scenes.
25. To Catch a Thief (1955)
PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.
Votes: 57,514 | Gross: $8.75M
Two of the most beautiful actors in their element on the Riveria. Fun. Grace Kelly definately fit to be a princess.
26. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Votes: 187,492 | Gross: $124.12M
Excelent coverage of drug trade. Story a little hard to follow, well acted.
27. Unfaithful (2002)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.
Votes: 74,521 | Gross: $52.80M
Good American love story/murder.
28. Thirteen Days (2000)
PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In October 1962, the Kennedy administration struggles to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Votes: 51,223 | Gross: $34.59M
Cuban missile crises. Quite well done.
29. Young Adam (2003)
NC-17 | 98 min | Crime, Drama
A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Votes: 12,743 | Gross: $0.77M
Murder and sex, well acted, good story on barge trips in Scotland.
30. Tin Men (1987)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Votes: 7,466 | Gross: $25.41M
Excellent comedy; Danny DeVito great, good story.
31. Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005 TV Movie)
113 min | Drama, Romance
A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
Drama, beautiful love story, sad ending, brilliant acting from Halle Berry.
32. Six Days, Six Nights (1994)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Alice is a promising young artist in Paris. Her boyfriend Franck, a boxer, has just moved in to her attic flat. Then her sister Elsa, a bored housewife, leaves her unfaithful husband Thomas... See full summary »
Very well acted strange love triangle with two sisters, one of them mad.
34. The Woman in Green (1945)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, Mystery
Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.
Sherlock Holmes 1946
35. The Valet (2006)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO's marriage.
Votes: 9,328 | Gross: $2.27M
'La doublure'. A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO's marriage. Light, very funny, beautiful girls.
36. Trapped (I) (2002)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The Jennings' fight for their daughters life after she is kidnapped by an experienced gang of thieves.
Votes: 21,846 | Gross: $0.06M
Excitement every minute as a little girl is kidnapped from her family and they fight for and rescue her. Charlize Theron brilliant as usual.
37. Under the Sand (2000)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery
When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Votes: 7,591 | Gross: $1.45M
Under the sand. Charlotte Rampling, excellent. Story weak.
38. This Boy's Life (1993)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama
The story about the relationship between a rebellious 1950s teenager and his abusive stepfather, based on the memoirs of writer and literature Professor Tobias Wolff.
Votes: 43,181 | Gross: $4.10M
Good acting, good story, but violent and sad. All ends well though. True story.
39. Wuthering Heights (2003 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Two lovers engage in a passionate but thwarted romance in this modern adaptation of the classic novel.
Modern version. Well acted. Nothing like original.
41. We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
An indiscretion between two close friends tears down their respective marriages.
Votes: 8,910 | Gross: $2.04M
42. Tuesdays with Morrie (1999 TV Movie)
89 min | Biography, Drama
A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society.
Soppy movie about the admiration of a student for his professor as he is dying.
43. The Weather Man (2005)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.
Votes: 75,121 | Gross: $12.48M
Not bad, but maybe Nicolas Cage could have been better in the lead. Michael Caine was good as ever.
44. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama