If Films Were Fortune Cookiesby rubyfruit76 | created - 21 Oct 2016 | updated - 27 Jan 2017 | Public
To celebrate Chinese New Year, which is observed in late January, what film title best reflects the fortune cookie that would best fit your life right now or that you would most like to receive?
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2. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a mid-life crisis and impulsively weds a prostitute. Meanwhile, Sally's own marriage also begins to disintegrate.
Votes: 41,789 | Gross: $3.25M
3. Do the Right Thing (1989)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Votes: 76,200 | Gross: $27.55M
4. Eat Pray Love (2010)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".
Votes: 78,675 | Gross: $80.57M
6. Desire Will Set You Free (2015)
Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Desire Will Set You Free is a feature film that explores life in contemporary Berlin with an often critical and sometimes humorous eye. Based on a true story, the plot follows the ... See full summary »
9. He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs deals with the challenges of reading or misreading human behavior.
Votes: 150,652 | Gross: $93.95M
10. All Good Things (2010)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.
Votes: 50,020 | Gross: $0.58M
11. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama
CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Votes: 82,558 | Gross: $122.19M
12. Don't Say a Word (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...
Votes: 46,115 | Gross: $55.00M
14. Get Smart (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from rival spy agency KAOS.
Votes: 191,535 | Gross: $130.32M
17. Love Is a Gun (1994)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A photographer who's afraid he's slowly losing his grip on reality is seduced by a disturbed married model. She claims it's their destiny to be together. Her husband disagrees. The photographer starts having a strange feeling of deja vu.
18. Cry Freedom (1987)
PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.
Votes: 11,652 | Gross: $5.90M
19. Don't Be Afraid (2011)
R | 90 min | Drama
Silvia used to be a cheerful little girl until something happened when she was 8 years old. Nobody could understand the sudden change in her behavior. Now that she's 25, Silvia wants to settle scores with her traumatic past.
23. Reality Bites (1994)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.
Votes: 42,629 | Gross: $20.98M
24. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Votes: 21,411 | Gross: $4.66M
27. Stop! Look! and Laugh! (1960)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy
Paul Winchell is trying to tell stories to Knucklehead and Jerry Mahoney who of course are his ventriloquist props. But the Three Stooges keep inserting themselves into his tales giving them a different interpretation.
28. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 468,658 | Gross: $40.22M
29. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 263,199 | Gross: $103.05M
32. Sssshhh... (2003)
163 min | Horror, Mystery
A serial killer is around which is responsible for taking many lives including that of Malini and her boyfriend. The police are unable to comprehend especially when this killer leaves no evidence at every crime scene.
33. Life is All You Get (1997)
115 min | Comedy, Drama
After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan's life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera, and a bittersweet romance unfolds...
34. Clueless (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.
Votes: 159,126 | Gross: $56.63M
The fortune cookie spends some time on the table listening to you, trying to get a sense of what's going on in your life, and is confounded.
35. Answers to Nothing (2011)
R | 124 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.
Votes: 956 | Gross: $0.02M
You get the most honest fortune cookie in the world, which just admits it's a cookie and knows nothing.