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Movies released in 2009

  • Up

    10

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a Lost Land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died. Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Then, when he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home. But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However he has a stowaway aboard. An 8 year old boy named Russell, who's trying to get an Assisting the Elderly badge. Together, they embark on an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin.

  • Up in the Air

    9

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.

  • Mary and Max

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the mid-1970’s, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. She’s Mary Dinkle, the only child of an alcoholic mother and a distracted father. He’s Max Horowitz, living alone in New York, overweight, subject to anxiety attacks. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence, interrupted by a stay in an asylum and a few misunderstandings. Mary falls in love with a neighbor, saves money to have a birthmark removed and deals with loss. Max has a friendship with a neighbor, tries to control his weight, and finally gets the dream job. Will the two ever meet face to face?

  • (500) Days of Summer

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman (Deschanel) who doesn’t believe true love exists, and the young man (Gordon-Levitt) who falls for her.

  • The Secret in Their Eyes

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

  • District 9

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

  • Avatar

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

  • Away We Go

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover “home” on their own terms for the first time.

  • The Blind Side

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

  • Zombieland

    8

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

  • Mr. Nobody

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn’t choose, anything is possible.

  • The Secret of Kells

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from the isle of Iona carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

  • Cell 211

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Juan Oliver wants to make a good impression at his new job as a prison officer and reports to work a day early, leaving his pregnant wife, Elena, at home. His destiny is forever changed by this fateful decision, as during his tour of the prison, an accident occurs that knocks him unconscious. He is rushed to the empty but visibly haunted walls of cell 211. As this diversion unfolds, inmates of the high security cell block strategically break free and hijack the penitentiary. Aware of the violence that is to come, the prison officers flee, leaving Juan stranded and unconscious in the heart of the riot. When Juan awakens, he immediately takes stock of the situation; in order to survive, he must pretend to be a prisoner. Juan develops a dialogue with the violent leader of the riot, Badass, and the two begin a partnership, Badass fully believing that Juan is a new inmate. Negotiations go smoothly until the rioters take three ETA (the militant Basque separatist organization) prisoners …

  • Antichrist

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

  • Star Trek

    8

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    On the day of James Kirk’s birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien time-traveling vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who, in this time, is also a child on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. Twenty-five years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy instructors like young Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency at Vulcan and the newly commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself, thanks to Leonard McCoy’s medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever as a new version of it begins.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing — or dead — for forty years by a young female hacker.

  • Moon

    8

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.

  • State of Play

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A petty thief is gunned down in an alley and a Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway - two seemingly unrelated deaths. But not to wisecracking, brash newspaper reporter Cal McAffrey who spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. With a turbulent past connected to the Congressman and the aid of ambitious young rookie writer Della Frye, Cal begins uprooting clues that lead him to a corporate cover-up full of insiders, informants, and assassins. But as he draws closer to the truth, the relentless journalist must decide if it's worth risking his life and selling his soul to get the ultimate story.

  • Black Dynamite

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House..

  • Whatever Works

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A middle-aged, misanthropic divorcée from New York City surprisingly enters a fulfilling, Pygmalion-type relationship with a much younger, unsophisticated Southern girl.

  • Inglourious Basterds

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.

  • Mother

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it’s his mother’s call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

  • Broken Embraces

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

  • Crazy Heart

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

  • An Education

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

  • Invictus

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

  • Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

  • The Cove

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renown dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

  • Drag Me to Hell

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

  • The Damned United

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A look at Brian Clough’s 44-day reign as the coach of Leeds United.

  • Law Abiding Citizen

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

  • Pandorum

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.

  • The Joneses

    7

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they’re living there, they don’t exactly come clean with their neighbors.

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  • Collapse

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.

  • Micmacs

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

  • Triangle

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.

  • Air Doll

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A life-size blow-up doll develops a soul and falls in love with a video store clerk.

  • City Island

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Rizzos, a family who doesn’t share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.

  • Humpday

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Andrew unexpectedly shows up on Ben's doorstep late one night, the two old college friends immediately fall into their old dynamic of heterosexual one-upmanship. To save Ben from domestication, Andrew invites Ben to a party at a sex-positive commune. Everyone there plans on making erotic art films for the local amateur porn festival and Andrew wants in. They run out of booze and ideas, save for one: Andrew should have sex with Ben, on camera. It's not gay; it's beyond gay. It's not porn; it's an art project. The next day, they find themselves unable to back down from the dare. And there's nothing standing in their way - except Ben's wife Anna, heterosexuality, and certain mechanical questions.

  • Harry Brown

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    In England, retired marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands.

  • In the Loop

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister's chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war. If they don't… well, they can always sack their Director of Communications Judy, who they never liked anyway and who's back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who's angry about a collapsing wall.

  • Enter the Void

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A drug dealer becomes interested in death and re-incarnation after reading “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”. Suddenly dead, his soul floats though Tokyo observing the dramas of his friends and foes. An oath determines his next step ‘as a soul’.

  • Paper Heart

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love. Michael Cera becomes the object of her affection. Weaving together reality and fantasy, Paper Heart combines elements of documentary and traditional storytelling to get at modern romance.

  • Sin Nombre

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the U.S. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events.

  • The Hangover

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.

  • A Town Called Panic

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to the center of the earth, trek across frozen tundra and discover a parallel underwater universe where pointy-headed (and dishonest!) creatures live.

  • The Disappearance of Alice Creed

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two men fortify a nondescript British apartment so it can serve as a prison, and then kidnap a woman and tie her to a bed. Before there’s even time to react, we’re plunged into a very nasty situation, but not a simple one.

  • Capitalism: A Love Story

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Michael Moore examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans.

  • Lebanon

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they cannot contain. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the chaos of war.

  • Dead Snow

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

  • [Rec] 2

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The action continues from [Rec] (2007), with the medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed off apartment to control the situation.

  • Whip It!

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In a town near Austin, Bliss Cavendar's strong-willed mom believes Bliss, at 17, can win pageants - the key to a happy life. Bliss isn't the beauty pageant type: she's shy, quiet, and has just one friend, Pash, her fellow waitress at a diner. Things change for Bliss when she discovers a women's roller derby league in Austin, tries out, proves to be whip fast, and makes a team. Now she needs to become someone tough on the rink, keep her parents from finding out where she goes twice a week, and do something about a first crush, on a musician she meets at the derby. Meanwhile, mom still sees Bliss as Miss Bluebonnet. Things are on a collision course; will everyone get banged up?

  • Fish Tank

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Everything changes for 15yr old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

  • A Single Man

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A story that centers on an English professor who, after the sudden death of his partner tries to go about his typical day in Los Angeles.

  • Chloe

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

  • The Road

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

  • Un prophète

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

  • Daybreakers

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

  • A Serious Man

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother won’t move out of the house.

  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

  • Julie & Julia

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.

  • My Sister's Keeper

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

  • Angels & Demons

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.

  • Coraline

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

  • Monsters vs Aliens

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When a meteorite from outer space hits a young girl and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.

  • Watchmen

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When an ex-superhero is murdered, a vigilante named Rorschach begins an investigation into the murder, which begins to lead to a much more terrifying conclusion.

  • The Children

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

  • Fame

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

  • Surrogates

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates.

  • A Perfect Getaway

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

  • The Box

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don’t know.

  • Cold Souls

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Civilization and its discontents. Paul, an actor preparing for “Uncle Vanya” on Broadway, is mired in ennui. His agent tells him about an office where he can put his soul in storage. He does so then discovers that being soulless helps neither his acting nor his marriage; he returns to the office and rents, for two weeks, the soul of a Russian poet. His acting improves, but his wife finds him different, he sees bits of the borrowed soul’s life, and he’s now deep in sorrow. He wants his own soul back, but there are complications: it’s in St. Petersburg. With the help of Nina, a Russian who transports souls to the U.S., he determines to get it back. Who has he become?

  • Cracks

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school.

  • Adventureland

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    In 1987, James Brennan’s dreams of a summer European tour before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland, where he falls in love with a witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that bizarrely shady workplace, the young carnies have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust while James discovers what he truly values.

  • TiMER

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When implanted in a person's wrist, a TiMER counts down to the day the wearer finds true love. But Oona O'Leary faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER. Her soul mate - whoever and wherever he is - has yet to have a TiMER implanted. Staring down the barrel of thirty and tired of waiting for her would-be life partner to get off the dime, Oona breaks her own rules and falls for Mikey, a charming and inappropriately young supermarket clerk with a countdown of four months.

  • Perrier's Bounty

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Michael is a perpetual waster. He owes money to Perrier, a local thug. When two enforcers demand payment by nightfall, Michael does a burglary with two others but won't be paid till morning. All he has to do is stay away from the thugs until he can get the money then give it to Perrier. But the lads catch Michael and start to deliver a beating, but Brenda, Michael's suicidal neighbor, shoots one. Now they must run for their lives, accompanied by Jim, Michael's estranged father who claims to be dying and has come to reconcile with his son. Will any of the trio see the sun rise? And can Michael become enlightened, become a better man?

  • Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An improvised comedy, shot over five days by Shane Meadows, devised with and starring Paddy Considine. Rock roadie and failed musician, Le Donk has lived, loved and learned. Along the way he's lost a girlfriend but he has found a new sidekick in up-and-coming rap prodigy Scor-zay-zee. With Meadows' fly-on-the-wall crew in tow, Donk sets out to make Scor-zay-zee a star…with a little help from the Arctic Monkeys… This low-budget rockumentary follows Le Donk and Scorz on their journey of a lifetime; it's an unpredictable, irrepressible ode to spontaneous filmmaking - and to a burgeoning UK rap talent

  • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Pippa Lee feels dislocated when she and her husband Herb move from Manhattan to a retirement community. He's older than she, they have two children who are young adults, and the daughter hardly speaks to Pippa. Pippa tells us about her life, in long flashbacks, starting with her birth to a mom who was a social dynamo and addicted to pills. As a teen, Pippa moves out and lives a hippie life until meeting Herb, who was then married to a young siren. Pippa discloses tragedies and discoveries. In the present, she's sleepwalking at night and talking from time to time with a burned-out case, the 35-year-old son of a neighbor. Can Pippa connect?

  • Terminator Salvation

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    After Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust, a group of survivors led by John Connor struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job.

  • Dogtooth

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence ‘the sea’ refers to a large armchair and ‘zombies’ are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission. The father is the only family member who can leave the manicured lawns of their self-inflicted exile, earning their keep by managing a nearby factory, while the only outsider allowed on the premises is his colleague Christina, who is paid to relieve the son of his male urges. Tired of these dutiful acts of carnality, Christina enlists the elder daughter for some girl-on-girl action, carelessly disturbing the domestic balance. Soon enough, sex has spread throughout the household like fire. Next stop: rebellion.

  • World's Greatest Dad

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Lance Clayton is a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle is an insufferable jackass who won’t give his father the time of day. He is dating Claire, the school’s adorable art teacher, but she doesn’t want to get serious — or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating. Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.

  • The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months later, a family is murdered over drugs; Terence runs the investigation. His drug-using prostitute girlfriend, his alcoholic father’s dog, run-ins with two old women and a well-connected john, gambling losses, a nervous young witness, and thefts of police property put Terence’s job and then his life in danger. He starts seeing things. He wants a big score to get out from under mounting debts, so he joins forces with drug dealers. The murders remain unsolved. A bad lieutenant gets worse.

  • The Horde

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A posse of crooked cops, malevolent gangsters and a horde of walking dead are the centre point of this gruesome, tight, action packed, claustrophobic tale of retribution and escape. Penned like animals, on the top floor of a deserted high-rise block, these two opposing gangs find that they are not alone in the lair of bloodthirsty corridors of death. Joining forces to survive, they must reach ground level together or perish. Loaded with a bad ass attitude, guns, axes and extremely creative hand-to-hand combat sequences that project the fears and paranoia that are the fighting forces behind the need to survive, when caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Duplicity

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.

  • Thirst

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A failed medical experiment turns a man of faith into a vampire.

  • The White Ribbon

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

  • The Lovely Bones

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

  • Youth in Revolt

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she’ll be the one to take away his virginity.

  • Brothers

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young man comforts his older brother’s wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

  • Nowhere Boy

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A chronicle of John Lennon’s childhood.

  • The Informant!

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre.

  • 2012

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family.

  • Saw VI

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s legacy…

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army’s First Earth Battalion, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

  • 9

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A post-apocalyptic nightmare in which all of humanity is threatened.

  • Couples Retreat

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort’s therapy sessions is not optional.

  • Love Happens

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    About a widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru. On a business trip to Seattle, he falls for a woman who attends one of his seminars, only to learn that he hasn’t yet truly confronted his wife’s passing.

  • Powder Blue

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Four Los Angelenos — a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper — are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

  • The Invention of Lying

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

  • The Soloist

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

  • The Time Traveller's Wife

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.

  • The Proposal

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

  • The Ugly Truth

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests…

  • City Rats

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Eight lost souls search for solutions to problems ranging from finding a better suicide method, to defeating creative block, to losing their virginity.

  • Public Enemies

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Wolverine lives a mutant life, seeks revenge against Victor Creed (who will later become Sabertooth) for the death of his girlfriend, and ultimately ends up going through the mutant Weapon X program.

  • Fast & Furious

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Brian O’Conner, now working for the FBI in LA, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

  • The International

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution’s role in an international arms dealing ring.

  • Agora

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

  • Spread

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Los Angeles, Nikki is homeless, car-less and closing in on 30, but he’s amoral, good-looking, and adept in the sack, moving from one wealthy woman of 35 or 40 to another, a kept boy-toy. His newest gig, with Samantha, an attorney whose house overlooks L.A., is sweet, although it’s unclear how long she’ll put up with him. Then Nikki meets Heather, a waitress. Is the player being played, or might this be love? What will Nikki discover?

  • Paper Man

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A coming-of-middle-age comedy that chronicles the unlikely friendship between failed author Richard Dunne and a Long Island teen who teaches him a thing or two about growing up, all under the disapproving eye of his long-suffering wife and his imaginary Superhero friend.

  • Surviving Summer

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After her mother, Karen (Melissa Leo) gets married for the third time, 17-year-old Greta (Hillary Duff), who had witnessed her father kill himself, withdraws within herself, and turns rebellious. In lieu of boot camp she is sent to live with her maternal grandparents, Katherine (Ellen Burstyn) and Joseph (Michael Murphy) where she makes it known that she is determined to kill herself. She then falls for a cook, Julie (Evan Ross) at the local restaurant, much to the chagrin of her grandparents - especially when they find out he had been interned in a juvenile correctional facility. Faced with all-round opposition and unhappy with her life Greta plans her suicide during a boating trip - a plan that will not only expose closeted skeletons, but also shatter and change everyone's lives forever.

  • The Hole

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Susan and her sons Dane and Lucas Thompson move from Brooklyn to Bensonville, in the countryside. Dane is upset with the constant changes of address and the family has lived in many cities. Lucas and Dane befriend their next door neighbor, the gorgeous Julie and the brothers find a bottomless hole in the basement of their house locked with several padlocks. They take the locks off and sooner they are haunted by their darkest fears. Further, they believe that the hole might be a gateway to hell.

  • Ondine

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    On the coast of Cork, Syracuse is a fisherman, on the wagon, living alone. His precocious daughter, Annie, about 10, has failing kidneys. One day, a nearly-drowned young woman comes up in his net; she speaks oddly, calls herself Ondine, and wants no one to see her. He puts her up in an isolated cottage that was his mother's. Annie discovers Ondine's presence and believes she's a selkie, a mythical seal turned human while on land. If this is a fairy tale, is there a happily ever after, or do the realities of alcohol, illness, and worse intrude, including Syracuse's inveterate bad luck? As his priest tell him, misery's easy, it's happiness you have to work at. Any hope of that?

  • Uncertainty

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young couple, Kate and Bobby, flip a coin on the Brooklyn bridge to determine the paths their lives take that day, the Fourth of July. The green path takes them to Brooklyn where they spend a quiet day with Kate's family, coming to a better understanding of their status as a couple. The yellow path takes them to Manhattan where they are being chased by a gunman and are in the center of a dangerous crime ring involving large amounts of money. What does the future hold for Kate and Bobby?

  • Armoured

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The war veteran, Ty Hackett, is hired to work as security guard by the Eagle Shield Security where his old friend Mike Cochroone works. Ty is having financial difficulties after the death of his father, and is raising his brother Jimmy alone. He teams up with Mike's brother-in-law, Baines, and their coworkers Quinn, Palmer and Dobbs. One night, Mike invites Ty to join in the robbery of two armored trucks transporting forty-two million dollars. The reluctant Ty accepts after Mike promises that nobody would be hurt in the heist.

  • Coco Before Chanel

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Several years after leaving the orphanage to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing increasingly popular hats. When she falls in love with English businessman Arthur Capel further opportunities open up, though life becomes ever more complicated.

  • New York, I Love You

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Ten vignettes in New York City: a pickpocket meets his match; a young Hasidic woman, on the eve of her marriage, reveals herself to an Indian businessman; a writer tries a pick-up line; an artist seeks a model; a composer needs to read; two women connect; a man takes a child to Central Park; lovers meet; a couple takes a walk on their anniversary; a kid goes to the prom with a girl in a wheelchair; a retired singer contemplates suicide. There are eight million stories in the naked city: these have been ten of them.

  • Whiteout

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is three days from the end of her tour at an international research station in Antarctica after which she'll resign. An incident from her past haunts her. The continent's first winter storm is coming when a body, wearing no gear, is discovered in the tundra. She investigates, soon finds more bodies, and must find a motive and a murderer before the storm and her departure. A U.N. agent, Robert Pryce, appears, seemingly out of nowhere, to help. An aging physician about to retire, a nervous mission chief, a downed Soviet plane, and the weather's deadly elements add to the story. Can Carrie trust Pryce and does she still have what it takes?

  • Brooklyn's Finest

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

  • The Maid

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years.

  • The Killing Room

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

  • The Girlfriend Experience

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

  • Splice

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Elsa and Clive, two young rebellious scientists, defy legal and ethical boundaries and forge ahead with…

  • The Fourth Kind

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

  • Push

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

  • Astro Boy

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant…

  • District 13 - Ultimatum

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city’s secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

  • Nine

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world – a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.

  • Planet 51

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders…like Chuck!

  • Taking Woodstock

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A man working at his parents’ motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

  • Jennifer's Body

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

  • This Is It

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously “This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince” and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past.

  • Orphan

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When Sid’s attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

  • The Taking of Pelham 123

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day’s work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.

  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

  • The Uninvited

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.

  • Crank 2: High Voltage

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

  • The Haunting in Connecticut

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After a family is forced to relocate for their son’s health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, which turns out to be a former mortuary.

  • Knowing

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son’s elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions — some that have already occurred and others that are about to — that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

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  • Notorious

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G.(a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm.

  • My Bloody Valentine 3-D

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he’s innocent.

  • Under the Mountain

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Teenage twins battle dark forces hidden beneath Auckland’s volcanoes.

  • Down Terrace

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After serving jail time for a mysterious crime, Bill and Karl get out of jail and become preoccupied with figuring out who turned them in to the police. On top of that, the "family business" is on the rocks, and the motley crew of criminals who operate out of Down Terrace aren't feeling terribly trusting of one another. It might look like an ordinary house, but at Down Terrace, the walls are closing in…

  • Serious Moonlight

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Louise wants to find a way to reconnect with her husband, Ian, who is divorcing her after many years of marriage. But when she surprises him at their country home, she is more than slightly dismayed that the roses and romantic set-up are not for her but for his much younger mistress. Louise takes matters into her own hands, and abducts Ian duct-taping him to the toilet, where he must admit to his true feelings and he is unable to leave her. Things grow exceedingly awry for everybody when a burglar shows up at their house, and then everybody must discover and admit to their true feelings.

  • Observe and Report

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper’s paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can’t bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.

  • I Love You Phillip Morris

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life…

  • Funny People

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

  • Tenderness

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A policeman (Crowe) works to figure out whether a violent teen (Foster) murdered his family.

  • Sorority Row

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

  • Gamer

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments…

  • The Final Destination

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After a teen’s premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

  • I Love You, Beth Cooper

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school

  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

  • Brüno

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.

  • Lesbian Vampire Killers

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.

  • The Unborn

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

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