Personal Favorites.by xchasinglifex | created - 18 Oct 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Movies that may not have won awards, but still are worth a watch. I'll be adding to this list all the time. After watching more, or remember others that belong here.
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1. No One Lives (2012)
R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller
A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
Votes: 17,154 | Gross: $0.07M
It's gory, the story is original, and it has a couple twists.
2. Murder by Death (1976)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.
A hilarious "who done it" film, with great wit. Every time I watch it, I catch a joke I missed the last time.
3. Hard Candy (2005)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.
Votes: 148,242 | Gross: $1.01M
Ellen Page's best performance if you ask me. This movie will have you watching eagerly until the very end.
4. Go (1999)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.
Votes: 64,746 | Gross: $16.84M
I have watched this movie close to 50 times in the last 4 years. Crazy stories, fun, emotional and trippy.
5. Dead Silence (2007)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.
Votes: 80,083 | Gross: $16.81M
Just an average "creepy" movie, but with some great twists.
6. The Afflicted (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
A story of incomprehensible abuse delivered by an explosively violent mother of four. Journey through the mind of a child that experiences a living hell, defined and defended by the twisted religious beliefs of her mother.
Votes: 1,169 | Gross: $0.18M
Being based on a true story makes this all the better. I think Leslie Easterbrook always does a fantastic job, and this was no exception.
7. Nine Dead (2010)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Nine strangers are kidnapped and forced to figure out the connection they have to each other as one has to die every ten minutes.
Not a whole lot to say about this one, other than I had to find out what happened next. Keeps you on edge.
8. Identity (2003)
R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
Votes: 212,660 | Gross: $52.16M
What can I say? I love a movie with a great plot.
9. Radio Flyer (1992)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.
Votes: 11,756 | Gross: $4.65M
I cry every time I watch this movie. Does that make it a good movie? No. But these little boys make it a great one!
10. Where the Heart Is (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.
Votes: 30,555 | Gross: $33.77M
One of my favorite novels made into a movie? And Natalie Portman is the star? Yes please.
11. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Comedy
A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death.
Votes: 42,027 | Gross: $16.03M
The chosen one.
12. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama
After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally-disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.
Votes: 200,487 | Gross: $9.17M
Leonardo DeCaprio is just amazing. I think this role should have been award winning.
13. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.
Votes: 25,391 | Gross: $43.88M
A couple unknowns (to me anyways), but still a great and hilarious movie. But it even has a moral. Aw!
14. The Italian Job (2003)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
Votes: 326,203 | Gross: $106.13M
15. The Cure (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.
Votes: 8,739 | Gross: $2.57M
I very moving and emotional movie. But I mainly just have a soft spot for Joseph Mazzello.
16. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Votes: 264,935 | Gross: $25.59M
17. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 357,397 | Gross: $56.00M
19. It (I) (2017)
R | 135 min | Horror
In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.
Votes: 398,466 | Gross: $327.48M
23. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht
24. Wild America (1997)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Three brothers who are obsessed with animals are given permission from their parents to travel around America with a camera documenting wildlife.
Votes: 6,446 | Gross: $7.32M
25. Tombstone (1993)
R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.
Votes: 117,324 | Gross: $56.51M
26. The Boondock Saints (1999)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.
Votes: 218,871 | Gross: $0.03M
27. Grease (1978)
PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Votes: 215,768 | Gross: $188.76M
28. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.
Votes: 181,836 | Gross: $26.86M
29. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free.
Votes: 256,768 | Gross: $73.34M
30. 2 Guns (2013)
R | 109 min | Action, Thriller
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.
Votes: 184,486 | Gross: $75.61M