4 Star films of the first 12 222 I've seen

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1. Il soldato di ventura (1976)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Medieval soldier of fortune Ettore is travelling through Europe with his partners looking for fight where they can earn some money. When they come across a Spanish castle under siege by the... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile | Stars: Bud Spencer, Franco Agostini, Enzo Cannavale, Frédéric de Pasquale

Votes: 1,594

2. Zorro (I) (1975)

G | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In the New World, a new Spanish governor finds the province of Nueva Aragón under the iron fist of the corrupt Colonel Huerta and vows to bring justice under the guise of a masked avenger.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Alain Delon, Stanley Baker, Ottavia Piccolo, Enzo Cerusico

Votes: 2,717

3. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 18,658

4. Disclosure (1994)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 42,391 | Gross: $83.02M

5. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

At Zabriskie Point, United States' lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 13,286

6. X-15 (1961)

107 min | Drama, History

During the Cold War in the 1960s the U.S.A.F.and NASA tested the experimental rocket-powered aircraft X-15 that set altitude and speed records and reached the edge of outer space.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: David McLean, Charles Bronson, Ralph Taeger, Brad Dexter

Votes: 495

7. Witman fiúk (1997)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

Turn-of-the-century Hungary. Two young brothers, neglected by their cold and uncaring mother, descend deeper and deeper into psychosis, with tragic consequences.

Director: János Szász | Stars: Maia Morgenstern, Alpár Fogarasi, Szabolcs Gergely, Lajos Kovács

Votes: 288

8. Willard (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will.

Director: Glen Morgan | Stars: Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Laura Harring, Jackie Burroughs

Votes: 16,685 | Gross: $6.89M

9. Will (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Family, Sport

An orphan journeys across Europe to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.

Director: Ellen Perry | Stars: Damian Lewis, Bob Hoskins, Rebekah Staton, Kieran Wallbanks

Votes: 2,980

10. 1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, History, War

September 1st, 1939. German battleship Schleswig-Holstein marks the start of World War II by firing on the garrison stationed at the Westerplatte peninsula in Poland.

Director: Pawel Chochlew | Stars: Michal Zebrowski, Robert Zoledziewski, Jan Englert, Piotr Adamczyk

Votes: 681

11. Washington Square (1997)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 2,990 | Gross: $1.71M

12. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 28,465

13. Red Sparrow (2018)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

53 Metascore

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 135,452 | Gross: $46.87M

14. Red Desert (1964)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

In an industrial area, Giuliana, an unstable woman, attempts to cope with life by starting an affair with a co-worker at the plant her husband manages.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi

Votes: 11,906

16. Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984–1985)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

This series focuses on five lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor.

Stars: Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Peter Cullen, Neil Ross

Votes: 3,713

17. Gunblast Vodka (2000)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Thriller

Supermodel Everhart is kidnapped by bad guy Prochnow and rescued by good guy Otto in technopop action.

Director: Jean-Louis Daniel | Stars: Götz Otto, Angie Everhart, Jürgen Prochnow, Mariusz Pujszo

Votes: 210

18. Vodka Lemon (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

In a remote, isolated Yazidi Kurdish village in post-Soviet Armenia, Hamo, a widower with a pitiful pension and three worthless sons, travels daily to his wife's grave. There he meets the ... See full summary »

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Romen Avinian, Lala Sarkissian, Ivan Franek, Ruzan Mesropyan

Votes: 1,812 | Gross: $0.06M

19. The Mill on the Floss (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Lawyer Wakem takes away the mill on the river Floss from Edward Tulliver, whose ancestors owned it for 300 years, and becomes the worst enemy of Tulliver's family. When Edward's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Emily Watson, Cheryl Campbell, James Frain, Bernard Hill

Votes: 504

20. Jindabyne (2006)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

After four men on a fishing trip discover a dead body in the water, they choose to delay reporting it and continue fishing.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard, Stelios Yiakmis

Votes: 6,160 | Gross: $0.40M

21. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

84 Metascore

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 17,872 | Gross: $21.93M

22. Man of the East (1972)

PG | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Western

In the Wild West, a dead Englishman's greenhorn son joins his father's old gang and becomes a real frontier-man.

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Gregory Walcott, Yanti Somer, Dominic Barto

Votes: 2,184

24. A Calamitous Elopement (1908)

12 min | Short, Comedy

A young couple are enjoying a romantic interlude in the young woman's home, when her father discovers them and angrily chases the young man out of the house. They thus decide to elope, and ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Harry Solter, Linda Arvidson, Charles Inslee, George Gebhardt

Votes: 130

25. The Hawk Is Dying (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

48 Metascore

A Gainesville Florida auto upholsterer (Giamatti) attempts to subvert his mundane life by training a wild, red-tailed hawk.

Director: Julian Goldberger | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Michelle Williams, Michael Pitt, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 1,128 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Venice, the Moon and You (1958)

107 min | Comedy

The "casanova" gondolier Bepi struggles to accept his future monogamous life, being Venice a hub of attracting tourists.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Marisa Allasio, Ingeborg Schöner, Niki Dantine

Votes: 235

28. Clear and Present Danger (1994)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 81,473 | Gross: $122.19M

29. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 118,426 | Gross: $20.16M

30. Il marchese del Grillo (1981)

135 min | Comedy, History

The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Caroline Berg, Andrea Bevilacqua, Tommaso Bianco

Votes: 2,654

31. The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

In 1897, in a castle near the town of Werewolfville in the Carpathians, a slightly deranged Professor Orfanik experiments with his new inventions which include, even at this early date, television and a film camera.

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Michal Docolomanský, Evelyna Steimarová, Vlastimil Brodský, Milos Kopecký

Votes: 993

32. Varg Veum - The Consorts of Death (2011)

97 min | Crime

Varg Veum is summoned by the chief of police Hamre to a hostage drama on a farm outside Bergen. A married couple have been brutally murdered, and all evidence points to their foster son, 16... See full summary »

Director: Stephan Apelgren | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Lene Nystrøm, Bjørn Floberg, Line Verndal

Votes: 960

33. Waiting for the Hearse (1985)

94 min | Comedy

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria | Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla, Julio De Grazia

Votes: 4,662

34. Valmont (1989)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

France before 1789: When a widow hears that her lover is to marry her cousin's daughter, she asks the playboy Valmont to take the girl's virginity. But first she bets him, with her body as prize, to seduce a virtuous, young, married woman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 11,691 | Gross: $1.13M

35. Valkyrie (2008)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller

56 Metascore

A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 213,364 | Gross: $83.08M

36. Pushing Tin (1999)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

A feud develops between two air traffic controllers: one cocky and determined while the other is restrained and laidback, which inevitably affects their lives.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 26,913 | Gross: $8.41M

37. Two Moon Junction (1988)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

38 Metascore

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.

Director: Zalman King | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives

Votes: 4,666 | Gross: $1.55M

38. Tomcats (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy

15 Metascore

At the wedding of a friend, the remaining bachelors bet on staying single. 7 years later, one of the 2 remaining loses $51000 in Vegas. He must get the other guy married to cash in and pay his debt or die. A cute woman helps him.

Director: Gregory Poirier | Stars: Shannon Elizabeth, Jerry O'Connell, Jake Busey, Horatio Sanz

Votes: 16,714 | Gross: $13.56M

39. The Seventh Brother (1991)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Abandoned in the woods, a little puppy makes friends with six rabbit siblings.

Directors: Jenõ Koltai, Tibor Hernádi | Stars: Csongor Szalay, Balázs Simonyi, Álmos Elõd, Dániel Halasi

Votes: 492

40. Collide (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

33 Metascore

An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Cologne high-speed Autobahn.

Director: Eran Creevy | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 13,230 | Gross: $2.28M

41. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only ... See full summary »

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci

Votes: 4,812 | Gross: $16.48M

42. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

Votes: 158,185 | Gross: $38.12M

44. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

Votes: 37,839 | Gross: $0.72M