Movies 2012

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1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

48 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 398,224 | Gross: $186.85M

2. Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A selfish playboy enamored by a woman he seems to hurt more than he intends begins to understand a deeper meaning to their relationship.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger

Votes: 5,351

3. Kiss and Tail: The Hollywood Jumpoff (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

Go deep into the underworld of hip-hop groupies and video vixens where sex is the backstage pass and young ladies use their bodies as a way to promote themselves and further their own ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Gibson | Stars: Wendy Williams, Karrine Steffans, Ja Rule, Kool G. Rap

Votes: 96

4. Body Snatchers (1993)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Reilly Murphy

Votes: 15,580 | Gross: $0.43M

5. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 238,754 | Gross: $39.20M

6. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 649,383 | Gross: $28.26M

7. Youth in Revolt (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Ray Liotta, Jean Smart

Votes: 70,673 | Gross: $15.28M

8. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.

Director: Robert Cannon | Stars: Marvin Miller, Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,613

9. Tulips Shall Grow (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden countryside is being over-run by unfeeling, unthinking mechanical men that ... See full summary »

Director: George Pal | Stars: Rex Ingram, Victor Jory

Votes: 440

10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 392,256 | Gross: $102.52M

11. Our Idiot Brother (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.

Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Nick Sullivan

Votes: 81,381 | Gross: $24.81M

12. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 6,479

13. 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: 337,455 | Gross: $13.78M

14. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 15,133

15. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

73 Metascore

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Votes: 432,975 | Gross: $209.40M

16. Fright Night (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

64 Metascore

After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Votes: 95,314 | Gross: $18.30M

17. The Gold Rush (1925)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

Votes: 90,984 | Gross: $5.45M

18. Romantic Riviera (1951)

Passed | 9 min | Short, Documentary

This Traveltalks short film explores several places along the French Riviera.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 52

19. My Tomato (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Short

Joe Doakes is lamenting to his wife the lack of variety in his meals. In particular, he misses eating stewed tomatoes, the fruit which he believes incorrectly is being rationed as a war ... See full summary »

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Robert Benchley, John Butler, Monte Collins, John Dilson

Votes: 109

20. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis and adopting a baby - all sorts of schemes which go awry.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

Votes: 2,094

21. The Black Cat (1934)

Not Rated | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop

Votes: 8,351 | Gross: $0.24M

22. Una Hora Por Favora (2011)

13 min | Short, Comedy

A woman hires a day laborer for an hour and gets more than she bargained for.

Director: Jill Soloway | Stars: Michaela Watkins, Wilmer Valderrama, Pedro Juarez, Audrey Ellis Fox

Votes: 53

23. '92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card (2012)

12 min | Short, Comedy

Jim and Dave are brothers. They haven't spoken in years and don't like each other very much, but are forced to come together for a week when their dad dies in Kansas City. Alonzo Mourning ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Sklar | Stars: Hari Leigh, James Pumphrey, Alex Rennie

Votes: 197

24. Aquadettes (2011)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

The Aquadettes are a group of elderly synchronized swimmers from Leisure World, a retirement community nestled in Orange County, California, who regular practice routines and new water ... See full summary »

Directors: Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari

Votes: 26

25. The Camera Caught It (1954)

Approved | 9 min | Short

A man looks at stacks of canisters of film on shelves. He pulls out a few to show real-life events caught on camera. He pulls out spools of film that include clips of the effects of heavy ... See full summary »

Stars: Pete Smith, Jeff York

Votes: 51

26. The Arm (2012)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In an attempt to keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve - a girl he meets at a yogurt shop. But when Genevieve... See full summary »

Directors: Jessie Ennis, Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos | Stars: Miles Heizer, Logan Miller, Matt Bennett, Ryan Alvarez

Votes: 70

27. Scenic Grandeur (1941)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

This Traveltalks entry spotlights the natural beauty of the Northwestern United States. Our first stop is Mount Saint Helen's and Spirit Lake in the state of Washington. As we admire the ... See full summary »

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 36

28. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams

Votes: 7,434

29. So You Want to Hold Your Wife (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

Joe McDoakes has been married to his wife Alice McDoakes for five years, but around year three, he began to feel dissatisfied with the marriage. Seeking help from an on-air marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Jane Harker, Frank Moran

Votes: 64

30. Captain Kidd's Treasure (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Drama, History

A modern day promoter is trying to sell a man the idea of searching for Captain Kidd's buried treasure, claiming he has the original map. A flashback reveals that Kidd was known to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Stanley Andrews, Wade Boteler, James Dime, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 50

31. Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor (1953)

Passed | 9 min | Short, Music

Johnny Green conducts the MGM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the title work.

Stars: Johnny Green, The MGM Symphony Orchestra

Votes: 112

32. The Rains Came (1939)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Living in India with her crude husband, a British aristocrat is reunited with an old flame at a party, though she truly has her sights set on a handsome doctor.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Myrna Loy, Tyrone Power, George Brent, Brenda Joyce

Votes: 1,710

33. Army Champions (1941)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short

This MGM short, part of the A Pete Smith Specialty series, focuses on the young men who have signed up to serve their country. Speed, teamwork and accuracy are the hallmark of all army ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Vogel | Star: Pete Smith

Votes: 83

34. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Animation, Comedy

Peter makes good on another power outage at home by retelling Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Directors: Dominic Polcino, James Purdum, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 5,415

35. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Episode VI: It's a Trap (2011)

TV-14 | 56 min | Animation, Comedy

The Griffins reprise their intergalactic roles in an outrageous retelling of Return of the Jedi.

Directors: Peter Shin, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 9,075

36. Brief Interval (1943)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Drama

On a movie set, a visiting doctor tells Carey Wilson a more mysterious and supernatural tale than the one Hollywood is filming. Two brothers, whose mother has died young, grow up best ... See full summary »

Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: Carey Wilson, William Bishop, Roger Moore, Barbara Bedford

Votes: 28

37. The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt

Votes: 8,027

38. How to Sleep (1935)

Passed | 11 min | Comedy, Short

A humorous look at the problems people have trying to sleep.

Director: Nick Grinde | Star: Robert Benchley

Votes: 521

39. Sure Cures (1946)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy

Documentary showing different "home remedies" for various ills.

Director: Dave O'Brien | Stars: Pete Smith, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 130

40. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 61,447 | Gross: $24.38M

41. Idiocracy (2006)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

Votes: 134,204 | Gross: $0.44M

42. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 114,265 | Gross: $26.83M

43. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 673,087 | Gross: $17.50M

44. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla, Valentine Camax

Votes: 15,307

45. Ninotchka (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 17,492 | Gross: $1.19M

46. More About Nostradamus (1941)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Biography, War

This short starts with a short biography of Nostradamus and highlights some of his prophecies that came true in his own day (e.g., telling a young priest that many years later he would ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: John Burton, Hans Conried, James Dime, John George

Votes: 110

47. Eyes of the Navy (1940)

Approved | 20 min | Documentary, Short

Produced by MGM in 'cooperation' with the US Navy, Eyes of the Navy amounts to a prewar (for the US at least; by 1940 England had been at war for a while) recruitment film for young men to ... See full summary »

Stars: Warren McCollum, Charles Middleton, Russell Wade, Frank Whitbeck

Votes: 128

48. The Lady Eve (1941)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8