Films I've seenby BoozeLite | created - 18 Apr 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
This is a list mostly for myself. I've left some notes for myself for future reference. A great teacher of mine once said "A piece works for you if you can't imagine it any other way"
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1. Down by Law (1986)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
Votes: 43,375 | Gross: $1.44M
2. Bamako (2006)
115 min | Drama
Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,179 | Gross: $0.11M
Very well done. Foreign pacing. A little hard to sit through, but definitely worth it. Unlike so many movies, this one hides a plot behind its politics. Worth watching if you're up for a full political film. Very real. Having an alternate perspective of the World Bank and the global monetary system is nice. Also, surprise Danny Glover appearance
3. Bush Mama (1979)
97 min | Drama
It details the life of Dorothy who is a poor black woman. Her husband is put in jail for observable reason and she is pregnant with a second child. The government threatens to take away her welfare if she does not get an abortion.
cooool Made at UCLA back when the film department didn't care about notoriety- pretty interesting sound mixing.
4. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
PG | 109 min | Comedy
A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.
Votes: 49,108 | Gross: $30.03M
i dont know?
5. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 932,292 | Gross: $210.61M
6. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 425,366 | Gross: $118.50M
couldnt finish it don't bother
7. One, Two, Three (1961)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy
In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.
8. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
Votes: 903,143 | Gross: $70.10M
not a tarantino fan didnt finish it
9. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 820,782 | Gross: $2.83M
couldnt finish it not a tarantino fan
10. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster & his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,635,565 | Gross: $107.93M
a little much. Not my thing, but still good I guess? ehhh
11. Enter the Void (2009)
Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy
A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.
Votes: 60,943 | Gross: $0.34M
worth watching what a trip self conscious
12. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 546,638 | Gross: $83.47M
WATCH its a classic for a reason hunker down and watch it dooo it
13. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
R | 96 min | Documentary
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Votes: 16,776 | Gross: $1.32M
Interesting. Tells you just a little more about the process of making a blockbuster than Wikipedia would. It's nice to know that Copola was a real person, y'know?
14. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,435,957 | Gross: $134.97M
15. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 997,526 | Gross: $57.30M
16. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 634,502 | Gross: $28.26M
its good, but i don't remember it too well. Sometimes violence like this is too much for me. Robert De Niro is hot
17. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 93 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 588,522 | Gross: $16.50M
Most mornings I wake up and I think "I wanna watch Trainspotting" but it never happens. Probably Danny Boyle's best film.
18. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Votes: 745,746 | Gross: $141.32M
I watched this movie a lot when it came out. I remember liking it, but I was also a lot younger. Good for entertainment.
19. Sunshine (2007)
R | 107 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.
Votes: 219,472 | Gross: $3.68M
the beginning was alright Danny Boyle is very Hollywood. I appreciate that he tries a different genre every movie. This one was a little flat.
20. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)
Unrated | 86 min | Documentary
Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.
Votes: 2,646 | Gross: $0.24M
REALLY tough to sit through because it's depressing. Definitely worth watching. Beautiful.
21. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.
Votes: 534,271 | Gross: $157.30M
Dumb fun. DUMB fun. I have a soft spot for superpower movies. Plays out like a comic book, and is successful for that reason. The fight scene in the statue of liberty (i think??) is hillarious
22. The Turin Horse (2011)
Not Rated | 155 min | Drama
A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.
Votes: 13,403 | Gross: $0.05M
Very serious. Very long. Worth it for the ending.
23. Head (1968)
G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.
WATCH The Monkees were under contract to make this after they broke up. This is their *beep* you" to the studio Any 10 minutes from the flick will give you the gist of it. The opening sequence with the war footage is pretty excellent. AND all on Youtube
24. Quinceañera (2006)
R | 90 min | Drama
As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Votes: 3,908 | Gross: $1.69M
This was my favorite movie when I was 11. Probably not that appropriate. I don't remember if it was good or not, but I remember liking it. Virgin birth? --2017 edit-- This movie is not good.
25. Maria Full of Grace (2004)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.
Votes: 32,693 | Gross: $6.52M
Depressing af Solid movie, I think. I was really tired when I watched it.
26. Holes (2003)
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.
Votes: 70,040 | Gross: $67.41M
WATCH My favorite movie for a very long time. I watched it recently, and I loved it. It holds up. A good time for everyone! Great storytelling.
27. Following Sean (2005)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary
Thirty years, three generations, and a lifetime later, award-winning filmmaker Ralph Arlyck returns to San Francisco in search of Sean, the boy who was the subject of his controversy-sparking 1969 documentary.
Strange but intimate. Went a little longer than it needed to be. The filmmaker accidentally reveals some stuff about himself in the process of making a film about someone else. Alright movie.
28. Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007 Video)
214 min | Documentary
The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.
I sat through 3 1/2 HOURS of this!! I liked Blade Runner that much!! Doesn't tell you that much about the film's concepts, only on a technical level. I think it's nice to hear about film production, but if you only want the juicy bits, skip to the part with the set design. crazy.
29. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 625,929 | Gross: $27.00M
WATCH Takes itself very seriously, which is something I tend not to like in Hollywood films. This, however supports it's seriousness with having a fully realized, very serious world. Every shot is beautiful. The Final Cut is the way to go- the other cuts have voiceover and stuff ya don't need.
30. American History X (1998)
R | 119 min | Drama
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Votes: 948,560 | Gross: $6.72M
This movie is terrible. I hated it. I watched it with my friends and they all seemed to like it but I just couldn't. I felt like crying after sitting through the fist hour. A note about this movie and others like it- Even though it's about reform, the film's subject matter is still about something incredibly horrific, and by making it into a blockbuster with big actors and big everything, it glamorizes it. There's no need for a film like this, because these event have already happened, and don't need to be shown again. If you want a truly moral recreation of horror, try the Act of Killing Also, the acting is really strange and a lot of moments are completely unnecessary. These characters seem completely one-sided, and exist only to hate and harass minorities. If that was the intention of the film, which I don't think it was, it still wouldn't make up for the sudden reform that Edward Norton's character has. I could go on about this, but I won't.
31. The Act of Killing (2012)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Votes: 31,038 | Gross: $0.49M
WATCH I still haven't finished it.
32. The Holy Mountain (1973)
R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment.
Votes: 31,474 | Gross: $0.06M
WATCH This film... basically explains cinema and the mind... I don't really know how to describe it.
33. Death Becomes Her (1992)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
Votes: 93,897 | Gross: $58.42M
What a strange, strange film. All-star cast... weird movie. Check it out for some over the top fun yeah
34. The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music
The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X.
good stuff Punk muuuusic
35. School of Rock (2003)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band.
Votes: 244,217 | Gross: $81.26M
WATCH man, if you haven't seen this, I don't even want you to look at this list. Geez.
36. Kwaidan (1964)
Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.
WATCH Hoichi the Earless is a great film I'm not really sure how this works... the movie is part of a set of movies? Yeah... Well, everything is great. Set design, story, music. Definitely a staff pick
37. Walkabout (1971)
GP | 100 min | Adventure, Drama
Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.
watch Pretty cool. Good themes A little confusing, but then you really get into it.
38. Amour (2012)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Votes: 84,804 | Gross: $6.74M
watch very good and very sad. The whole film fits perfectly within itself.
39. Persona (1966)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.
WATCH (preferably in theaters) hours of debating fun!
40. The Room (2003)
R | 99 min | Drama
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
Votes: 71,874 | Gross: $0.45M
a time-honored classic
41. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,206,085 | Gross: $162.81M
Man, Tarantino is just not my thing. I appreciated the music. I guess this is fun, but it's just too violent for me. :\
42. Holy Motors (2012)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.
Very strange. I recall thinking "oh, I totally get what they're trying to do" and then falling asleep. I'll finish it some day.
43. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama