Films I've seen

by 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

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Votes: 43,375 | Gross: $1.44M

WATCH super

2. Bamako (2006)

115 min | Drama

81 Metascore

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 »

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako | Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Tiécoura Traoré, Maimouna Hélène Diarra, Habib Dembélé

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.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: Barbarao, Johnny Weathers, Susan Williams, Cora Lee Day

Votes: 150

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

73 Metascore

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Votes: 49,108 | Gross: $30.03M

i dont know?

5. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 932,292 | Gross: $210.61M

GREAT!

6. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 17,644

eh

8. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

Votes: 903,143 | Gross: $70.10M

not a tarantino fan didnt finish it

9. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 820,782 | Gross: $2.83M

couldnt finish it not a tarantino fan

10. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

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.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

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

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

Votes: 60,943 | Gross: $0.34M

worth watching what a trip self conscious

12. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

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.

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, George Lucas

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

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,435,957 | Gross: $134.97M

:)

15. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 997,526 | Gross: $57.30M

:)

16. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

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

83 Metascore

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.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

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

86 Metascore

A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

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

64 Metascore

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis

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

79 Metascore

Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Star: Edward Burtynsky

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

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

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

80 Metascore

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi

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.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 5,274

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

72 Metascore

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.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Emily Rios, Jesse Garcia, Chalo González, Jesus Castanos

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

87 Metascore

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez, Orlando Tobón, Virgina Ariza

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

71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

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

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Ralph Arlyck | Stars: Ralph Arlyck, Sean Farrell

Votes: 752

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.

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Michael Deeley, Harrison Ford, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 1,699

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

89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

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

62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

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

90 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

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.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

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

56 Metascore

When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini

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

93 Metascore

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.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks

Votes: 2,964

good stuff Punk muuuusic

35. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

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.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 12,757

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.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Votes: 20,751

watch Pretty cool. Good themes A little confusing, but then you really get into it.

38. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

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

86 Metascore

A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 86,777

WATCH (preferably in theaters) hours of debating fun!

40. The Room (2003)

R | 99 min | Drama

9 Metascore

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.

Director: Tommy Wiseau | Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, Philip Haldiman

Votes: 71,874 | Gross: $0.45M

a time-honored classic

41. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

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

84 Metascore

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

Votes: 36,795

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.