Movies I watched in 2012by ryuu1006 | created - 15 Aug 2012 | updated - 13 Nov 2015 | Public
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1. Anuvahood (2011)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury's, Kay vows to become a ... See full summary »
7/10 stars. It was pretty funny. If you're up for a silly comedy about try-hard homies, it's definitely worth a watch.
2. Super 8 (2011)
PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.
Votes: 323,393 | Gross: $127.00M
5/10 stars. Lots of nice effects but quite cheesy. Nothing really original about it but not horrible.
3. An Education (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Votes: 124,076 | Gross: $12.57M
4/10 stars. A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London. That's it in a nutshell. Not terribly boring but not worth going out of your way to watch.
4. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
PG-13 | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.
Votes: 139,736 | Gross: $7.69M
2/10 stars. Gave up on it because I thought it was *beep*
5. The Book of Eli (2010)
R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Votes: 276,380 | Gross: $94.84M
2/10 stars. A Sunday school rendition of MadMax. This movie was terrible. It started of really boring and got really preachy. I don't like Denzel Washington. I can't think of a role I've seen him play where I haven't thought "I don't like Denzel Washington." I need to watch another film now to get the bad taste out of my mouth.
6. The Water Horse (2007)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.
Votes: 36,106 | Gross: $40.41M
6/10 stars. Fun kids movie. it's not going to blow your mind but it's a nice film.
7. The Lazarus Project (2008)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility.
7/10 stars. Very good movie! Won't say anything about it because then it won't be a surprise. Very nice soundtrack, too!
8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Votes: 548,560 | Gross: $127.51M
6/10 stars. Watched it in the cinema in 2008 and thought it was absolutely amazing. This time around it was OK. I still think it's a very nice and original story with something to say about life. Brad Pitt's make-up is brilliant.
9. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in her darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that the home is haunted.
Votes: 318,231 | Gross: $96.52M
7/10 stars. watched it for the 2nd time since it came out in 2001. The first time I saw it I remember thinking it was absolutely brilliant. Even watching it a second time it was still interesting.
10. The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
When his family goes away for the summer, a hitherto faithful husband with an overactive imagination is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.
Votes: 31,392 | Gross: $12.00M
9/10 stars. Watched this yesterday with my wife. She really liked it. Don't know how many times I've seen it but it puts me in stitches every time. Marilyn Monroe being hot as is a nice bonus.
11. 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: 21,891 | Gross: $0.06M
1/10 stars. Absolutely pathetic movie! Terrible in every way. The only reason I gave it a 1 instead of a 0 was that the stunts were OK and they didn't use CG.
12. Panic at Rock Island (2011 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
An island on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Summer sun Top international artists. Tens of thousands of music fans from across the world Idyllic... Until unimaginable disaster strikes.
3/10 stars. It was nice hearing lots of Aussie accents but it was a pretty corny movie. I can see what it was trying to do but it didn't quite pull it off.
13. Friday the 13th (2009)
R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Votes: 90,835 | Gross: $65.00M
6/10 stars. Lots of fun. Of course not as good as the first one but much better than a few of the others in the series. Really enjoyed it. I watched it in 2009 and thought it was crap but I quite liked it this time.
14. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 380,648 | Gross: $95.86M
8/10 stars. Very powerful movie. Inspiring. I only gave it 8 because there were a few times in the middle I thought it was a bit long but I think it was brilliant. A movie with real meaning.
15. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
Votes: 207,321 | Gross: $24.79M
6/10 stars. Very entertaining and well written.
16. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.
Votes: 52,132 | Gross: $67.17M
4/10 stars. The effects are nice and it's not terrible but I'd seen it before and I remember it being much better than it was.
17. Swordfish (2001)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.
Votes: 170,470 | Gross: $69.77M
3/10 stars. The soundtrack is awesome but it was by far the best thing about the film. I'd heard it was rubbish but I wanted to see for myself. Jack Human was good in it but it was rubbish.
18. Ghost Town (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.
Votes: 66,501 | Gross: $13.21M
6/10 stars. It's a romantic comedy like every other romantic comedy. There's nothing really original about it and you're not going to get any surprises but Ricky Gervais is a funny bloke.
19. Day of the Dead (2008 Video)
R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.
1/10 stars. This movie was atrocious! I have so many complaints about it I'd be here all day if I were to list them all. The main one would have to be the ridiculous amount of inconsistencies. It was unbelievable how poorly it was thought out. I was going to give a few examples but that list again would take all day to complete and I don't really wanna spend my whole day whinging about a movie I watched of my own free will. My advice to you is DON'T WATCH IT! Even if you are in the mood for a bad movie it isn't worth it. This movie's one saving grace for me was Mena Suvari. If she's not your taste there is absolutely no reason to watch this movie. Actually if you think she's a hottie she has another 50 movies/TV shows she's in. Watch one of those instead. I recommend American Beauty.
20. Thinner (1996)
R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror
An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.
Votes: 25,815 | Gross: $15.17M
6/10 stars. This is a hard one. I really like Stephen King movies. I think most people would enjoy this movie but I really don't know. It's not all that scary but I like it. Everything about it is typical Stephen King. Especially the pharmacist (hehe). There are better ones out there but there are some worse ones too. If you're in the mood for a light horror/thriller it's not bad. A 6 in my book. No idea where it rates in other people's.
21. Hot Rod (2007)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Sport
Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life - to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank's life-saving heart operation.
Votes: 70,796 | Gross: $13.92M
4/10 stars. It had a few funny bits but it was painfully lame. It was supposed to be so lame it was funny but it was so lame it was lame. I'm sure the people who made it thought it was hilarious and they had heaps of fun making it but that's about all.
22. The Ugly Truth (2009)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.
Votes: 192,889 | Gross: $88.92M
5/10 stars. Sort of starts of with a Cyrano type deal and turns into every other romantic comedy out there but the characters were likable, well portrayed and easy to relate to and it has some really good lines that made it quite funny. If you are not interested in seeing yet another romantic comedy maybe give it a miss but if you can handle another one, I reckon it's decent.
23. Shallow Hal (2001)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A shallow man falls in love with a 300-pound woman because of her inner beauty.
Votes: 122,010 | Gross: $70.84M
4/10 stars. It's a feel good movie and when first saw it I thought it was quite good but after watching again I think lot of the humour is really cheap.
24. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.
Votes: 170,420 | Gross: $132.09M
5/10 stars. You've seen it right?
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.
Votes: 164,023 | Gross: $177.24M
3/10 stars. This is one of those sequels that really wasn't necessary. Most of the CG was decent (the octopus looked cool) but it was a very lame movie. The story was boring. The action was boring. The attempted humour and historical references were lame. All in all it was pretty bad but not headslappingly bad.
26. Benny & Joon (1993)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Votes: 52,208 | Gross: $23.20M
8/10 stars. Absolutely delightful movie. Has some of the funniest lines I've ever heard. Nice soundtrack. Great characters. Probably one of my favourite movies.
27. The One (2001)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A rogue Multiverse agent goes on a manhunt for versions of himself, getting stronger with each kill. With only one version remaining, he races against the clock to finish him and become "The One."
Votes: 86,065 | Gross: $43.91M
1/10 stars. Can't think of anything good about this movie. It was a rip-off of the Highlander but didn't even come close. All-in-all it was *beep* boring and *beep*
28. The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.
Votes: 249,308 | Gross: $183.88M
7/10 stars. How cool is Harrison Ford? This is probably only the second time I've seen this movie and the last time would have been in the mid-90's so I got to watch it with a clean slate. It's a very exciting movie. I wanna watch the 60's TV show now.
29. Equilibrium (2002)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
Votes: 299,141 | Gross: $1.20M
2/10 stars. I love 1984 and Brave New World and all those books so when I read the blurb I thought "This movie is gonna be awesome!!" Christian Bale is also one of my favourite actors so I was heaps keen to see it. Now I feel like an idiot for getting even the slightest bit excited. This movie is stupid!!! It's supposed to be this society where people can't feel anything because they are drugged by an oppressive government. The problem is they are showing emotions like they are going out of fashion. It totally defeats the whole purpose of the movie. Why did they even bother. Aargh!!! Head slappingly stupid movie *beep* *beep* *beep* Aargh!!!!!
30. Dead Calm (1989)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.
Votes: 34,489 | Gross: $7.83M
7/10 stars. Good movie. Glad I watched it. Awesome baddie kill!
31. Millions (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.
Votes: 23,817 | Gross: $6.58M
7/10 stars. It was really cute and had some really funny bits. Best kids movie I've seen in a while.
32. Being John Malkovich (1999)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.
Votes: 292,143 | Gross: $22.86M
8/10 stars. Great movie. Not the first time I've seen it but I think I enjoyed it more this time around. It's got some great characters with some excellent lines. If you haven't seen it, definitely give it a go.
33. Red Dog (2011)
PG | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
10/10 stars. What a bloody brilliant film. Well written, good directing, funny as, moving. It pretty well has it all. Comedy and tragedy and everything in between. (I think I just summed up life in a sentence - tehe). A fair dinkum movie about an Aussie icon. Bloody brilliant.
34. The Sitter (2011)
R | 81 min | Comedy
A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.
Votes: 66,074 | Gross: $30.54M
4/10 stars. Why do I watch these *beep* movies? Surely I knew that this would not be very good and yet it didn't stop me from watching it anyway. I always think Jonah Hill's movies are gonna be good but most of them just aren't. Oh well.
35. Cedar Boys (2009)
100 min | Crime, Drama
A journey into the lives of young Middle Eastern men from Sydney's outer west with dreams and desires to better themselves and fit in
7/10 stars. Very good and very real movie. Liked pretty much everything about it.
36. Paul (2011)
R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.
Votes: 223,293 | Gross: $37.41M
7/10 stars. I like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Funny blokes. Never let me down. I like Seth Rogan, too. Pretty funny movie. My one qualm with it is that they used swearing as a joke a little too often which was a bit lame. I would have thought that was hilarious when I was in primary school but I was just like "They know that that's not actually that funny right?" Especially because a lot of the comedy was quite witty, it made those stand out as dumbed down humour. The effects were really really good. Lot's of funny scenes and lines. Definitely worth a watch.
37. Sid and Nancy (1986)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 27,829 | Gross: $2.83M
1/10 stars. I hate this movie. I thought it was cool years ago and I have absolutely no idea why. This movie is terrible. I really wanted to stop it half way through but I fought it out. I didn't know Sid or Nancy personally obviously but I can tell this movie is full of *beep* The writing is really bad. Nancy's character is so bloody loud. Paul Cook's character was really pathetic. Steve Jones' character may as well have not even been in it. I couldn't even tell who Malcolm McLaren's character was. Most of the acting was just rubbish. It's no wonder John Lydon hates this movie. I hate it already but I would hate it even more if it was about one of my mates. Bloody hell. If you like the Sex Pistols, watch the Filth and the Fury or the Great Rock n' Roll Swindle. If you hate the Sex Pistols, this is probably the film for you.
38. Splash (1984)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.
Votes: 64,369 | Gross: $62.10M
5/10 stars. It's a cute movie with heaps of sex jokes, bums and boobs so of course I like it. It's better than most recent romcoms but still nothing to write home about.
39. Species (1995)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.
Votes: 70,265 | Gross: $60.07M
7/10 stars. I loved this movie when it came out and I still reckon its pretty cool. I like the story, boobs and gore. Probably in that order. I also really like the characters. Especially Forest Whitaker. The special effects didn't look as good as I remember them looking on VHS. HD tellies sometimes make the picture too clear. It was still pretty cool.
40. Son of the Mask (2005)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.
Votes: 49,803 | Gross: $17.02M
3/10 stars. I wanted to watch this even though I had heard it was *beep* It was actually better than I thought it would be. That being said it was very boring and not really worth watching. Marito and I got a good nap out of it though as it put us both to sleep. The reason this got 3 stars instead of 1 or 2 is that all the movies I have rated 1 or 2 were so *beep* they made me really angry. This one is just really dull.
41. The Strangers (2008)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.
Votes: 111,840 | Gross: $52.60M
5/10 stars. Liv Tyler was very good. Very believable. I think she might be a really good actress. The movie was actually pretty good. I jumped a few times and there were some good scenes. The soundtrack was pretty good, too. My only qualm with it was that the end could have been way better if they did it a tiny bit differently. The last five minutes were pretty lame. All of the baddies' lines apart from the first one were really not necessary and it would have made the movie much better without them. If they didn't talk I would have given it a 7 or even an 8. Those few lines really brought it down for me and having no talking would have made it so much more cold hearted and scary. Oh well. It's still decent but there are better movies out there.
42. Changeling (2008)
R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Grief-stricken mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) takes on the L.A.P.D. to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Votes: 225,444 | Gross: $35.74M
8/10 stars. A brilliant movie based on a scary but true story. The costume, sets and props were very good. The look, sound and feel of the movie were great, too. Angelina Jolie did a brilliant job which helped make the movie that much more real. For me it felt like I was in amongst all the kerfuffle. Clint Eastwood did a very good job. I originally was going to give it a 7 but after thinking about how well it was made I gave it an 8. For me it's more like a 7.5. I would normally round down but in this case I think it probably deserves the 8.
43. In the Cut (2003)
R | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller
New York City writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective, who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.
Votes: 20,726 | Gross: $4.75M
9/10 stars. Dark. Gritty. Gruesome. Heavy. Poetic. Artistic. Tragic. Powerful. Noir.
44. Heartbreakers (2001)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men.
Votes: 49,192 | Gross: $40.34M
4/10 stars. Hmm yeah. It wasn't terrible but it didn't really have much going for it either. Jennifer Love Hewitt is really hot but she plays a weak character. There were three or four times I laughed and a couple of chuckles but on a whole it wasn't very funny. Jennifer Love Hewitt is always hot and she is in heaps better movies than this so I'd recommend another one of her movies. On the other hand, she doesn't dress like she does is in this in her other movies. If that's reason enough for you to watch it, give it a go.
45. Single White Female (1992)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.
Votes: 29,441 | Gross: $47.92M
7/10 stars. It was cool and nostalgic watching this movie. I couldn't remember it at all so I got to enjoy it for the first time all over again. I really liked it.
46. 6 Souls (2010)
R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A forensic psychiatrist discovers that all but one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
4/10 stars. Didn't think it was particularly scary, interesting, exciting, intelligent, horrific, fun, or any other adjectives you might associate with a movie. It's not like it was terrible It was just a bit non really.
47. Kate & Leopold (2001)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.
Votes: 75,057 | Gross: $47.12M
5/10 stars. A sweet and classy romantic comedy. It follows all the romcom rules and there aren't any laugh out loud moments but it's OK. Jack Human is pretty good.
48. 2:37 (2006)
91 min | Drama