My Favorite Films

by krazyjovix | created - 04 Oct 2012 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

Good films I have collected over the long years of watching movies and compiled them for your viewing pleasure. Must have them in your DVD/Blu Ray collection. Click on "Date Added" under "Sort By" for new ones I keep adding.

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1. 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

A cute, poor, Korean high school senior's dumped by her boyfriend so she kicks a beer can hitting a handsome driver, who "crashes" his convertible. He insists on 3M won/USD3000 in damages. She can work it off over 100 days. Comedy follows.

Director: Dong-yeob Shin | Stars: Jae-won Kim, Ji-won Ha, Tae-hyeon Kim, Min Han

Votes: 2,775

2. 10th & Wolf (2006)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

36 Metascore

A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.

Director: Bobby Moresco | Stars: James Marsden, Giovanni Ribisi, Brad Renfro, Piper Perabo

Votes: 5,914 | Gross: $0.05M

3. My 11th Mother (2007)

104 min | Drama

A woman suddenly appears at Jae-sus house. Nothing in her hands, nowhere to go, the womans empty eyes meet with round eyes of the eleven year-old boy. He regards the woman as another person... See full synopsis »

Director: Jin-seong Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Young-chan Kim, Seung-ryong Ryu, Kim Jee-Young

Votes: 186

4. 13 (I) (2010)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

29 Metascore

A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: Sam Riley, Alice Barrett, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Statham

Votes: 38,637

5. 13: Game of Death (2006)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After losing his job, his car and his money, Phuchit, Krissada Sukosol, races against time to complete 13 tasks ordered by an anonymous caller who promised 100,000,000 Thai Baht upon completion.

Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul | Stars: Krissada Sukosol, Achita Sikamana, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Nattapong Arunnate

Votes: 5,361

6. 16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Yasiin Bey, David Morse, Jenna Stern

Votes: 122,259 | Gross: $36.88M

7. 2 Young (2005)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

A young boy from a working-class family and a bored young girl from a rich family are falling in love. Soon, she's pregnant and the teenagers have to escape from their disapproving parents.

Director: Tung-Shing Yee | Stars: Jaycee Chan, Fiona Sit, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 461

8. 200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A talented but obese girl, who ghost-sings for a not-so-talented pop star, undergoes extensive plastic surgery to become a slender beauty with a new identity.

Director: Yong-hwa Kim | Stars: Jin-mo Ju, Ah-jung Kim, Dong-il Sung, Hyun-sook Kim

Votes: 6,545

9. 21 (2008)

PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, History

48 Metascore

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo

Votes: 215,346 | Gross: $81.16M

10. 21 Grams (2003)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Danny Huston

Votes: 213,998 | Gross: $16.25M

11. 22 Bullets (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.

Director: Richard Berry | Stars: Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marina Foïs

Votes: 30,620

12. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman

Votes: 271,965 | Gross: $53.61M

13. 3-Iron (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-Yun Lee, Hee Jae, Hyuk-ho Kwon, Jeong-ho Choi

Votes: 45,379 | Gross: $0.24M

14. 5 Days of War (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, War

31 Metascore

A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle, Heather Graham

Votes: 13,147 | Gross: $0.02M

15. 678 (2010)

100 min | Drama

Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt.

Director: Mohamed Diab | Stars: Nelly Karim, Bushra, Maged El Kedwany, Bassem Samra

Votes: 3,623

16. 6ixtynin9 (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tasanawalai Ongartittichai, Black Phomtong, Lalita Panyopas, Sirisin Siripornsmathikul

Votes: 1,858

17. 7 Days (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A doctor seeks revenge by kidnapping, torturing and killing the man who raped and murdered his young daughter.

Director: Daniel Grou | Stars: Claude Legault, Rémy Girard, Martin Dubreuil, Fanny Mallette

Votes: 6,749

18. 71: Into the Fire (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

Director: John H. Lee | Stars: Seung-won Cha, Sang-Woo Kwon, Seung-Hyun Choi, Seung-woo Kim

Votes: 4,695

19. 9 Souls (2003)

120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. They commandeer a van from a strip club. Their plan is to find a stash of counterfeit money that a deranged cell mate told them... See full summary »

Director: Toshiaki Toyoda | Stars: Yoshio Harada, Ryûhei Matsuda, Genta Dairaku, Eita

Votes: 1,524

20. 9th Company (2005)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, History

Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Artur Smolyaninov, Aleksey Chadov, Konstantin Kryukov, Ivan Kokorin

Votes: 18,739

21. A Barefoot Dream (2010)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Sport

After a series of pipe dream ventures go belly up, retired pro soccer player Kim Won-kang happens to visit East Timor, where he finds children playing the game barefoot on rocky pitches. ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-gyun Kim | Stars: Jinwoong Cho, Gabriel Da Costa, Junior Da Costa, Zefancy Diaz

Votes: 335

22. A Bittersweet Life (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Drama

Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Min-a Shin, Yeong-cheol Kim, Jung-min Hwang

Votes: 32,200

23. A Bloody Aria (2006)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Drama, Horror

On a day trip through the countryside, aspiring opera singer In-jeong flees to the woods to escape the advances of her lecherous professor and mentor, Yeong-sun. When a seemingly harmless ... See full summary »

Director: Shin-yeon Won | Stars: Ye-ryeon Cha, Suk-kyu Han, Kyeong-ho Jeong, Shi-hoo Kim

Votes: 710 | Gross: $0.00M

24. A Brand New Life (2009)

92 min | Drama

Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage.

Director: Ounie Lecomte | Stars: Sae-ron Kim, Do Yeon Park, Ko Asung, Myung-shin Park

Votes: 1,986

25. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 47,698 | Gross: $50.80M

26. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

Votes: 117,605 | Gross: $17.27M

27. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

77 Metascore

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 122,380 | Gross: $20.61M

28. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A tenacious lawyer takes on a case involving a major company responsible for causing several people to be diagnosed with leukemia due to the town's water supply being contaminated, at the risk of bankrupting his firm and career.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 25,993 | Gross: $56.70M

29. Haru (2001)

112 min | Drama, Romance

College sweethearts Seok-yoon and Jin-won marry after graduation. Seok-yoon, gentle and cautious, lands a job designing children's toys. His wife Jin-won is physically very weak but ... See full summary »

Director: Ji-Seung Han | Stars: Sung-Jae Lee, So-Young Ko, Hae-hyo Kwon, Hyo-ju Park

Votes: 71

30. A Dirty Carnival (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A small time thug collecting debts for the local triad is torn between his criminal aspirations and his devotion to family.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Ho-jin Chun, Min Namkoong, Bo-young Lee

Votes: 7,195

31. A Dry White Season (1989)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

A white middle class South African suburbanite with no interest in politics agrees to help his black gardener find his jailed son. His investigation opens his eyes to the horrors committed by the secret police and turns him into a target.

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 4,555 | Gross: $3.77M

32. A Family (2004)

95 min | Drama

A troubled young woman returns home after three years in prison. Still involved with the local gangster, things get complicated when he demands money while she struggles to straighten her ... See full summary »

Director: Jeong-cheol Lee | Stars: Soo Ae, Hyeon Ju, Ji-bin Park, Hee-soon Park

Votes: 220

33. A Few Good Men (1992)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

62 Metascore

Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 216,859 | Gross: $141.34M

34. A Fighter's Blues (2000)

105 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

After a 13-year imprisonment in Hong Kong, a kickboxer challenges the current champion in order to restore his honor.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Andy Lau, Takako Tokiwa, Inthira Charoenpura, Apichaya Thanatthanapong

Votes: 390

35. A Frozen Flower (2008)

133 min | Drama, History, Romance

A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-Hyo Song, Yong-gu Do

Votes: 3,362

36. A Good Day to Have an Affair (2007)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

Two bored housewives who use "Dewdrop" and "Tweetie" as their Internet chat room monikers are longing for a bit of excitement. Though Tweetie quickly hooks up with Fox, an older but eager ... See full summary »

Director: Moon-il Jang | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Jin-Seo Yoon, Min-ho Hwang, Eun-pyo Jeong

Votes: 286

37. A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.

Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: So-Ri Moon, Jung-min Hwang, Yuh Jung Youn, In-mun Kim

Votes: 1,282

38. A Great Chinese Restaurant (1999)

95 min | Drama

Han-kook starts to work as an apprentice chef at a Chinese restauraunt belonging to his father's friend, but rather than follow the painstaking process of preparing the food by hand, Han-kook begins to use pre-processed ingredients.

Director: Ui-Seok Kim | Stars: Seok-hun Kim, Se-bin Myeong, Goo Shin, Jun Jeong

Votes: 42

39. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 24,128 | Gross: $0.52M