Movies I Want To See

by taylorandkristine | created - 12 Aug 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

This is the list I began to make back in 2003 when I was an LDS Missionary.

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1. The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

78 Metascore

A musical of sorts set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression, where a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world. Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox

Votes: 5,621 | Gross: $0.67M

2. The Underneath (1995)

R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Peter Gallagher, Elisabeth Shue, Alison Elliott, William Fichtner

Votes: 3,026 | Gross: $0.54M

3. The Weather Man (2005)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Caine

Votes: 75,937 | Gross: $12.48M

4. Wassup Rockers (2005)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of... See full summary »

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Jonathan Velasquez, Francisco Pedrasa, Milton Velasquez, Usvaldo Panameno

Votes: 4,567 | Gross: $0.22M

5. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,982 | Gross: $1.68M

6. Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Tim Robbins, Dan Neil, Danny DeVito, Ray Wert

Votes: 1,717 | Gross: $0.15M

7. Crazy Love (1987)

90 min | Drama

Three 'Bukowskian' torrid nights in the life of a man in search of love. Harry, 12, is young and naive. Love, for him, is romantic love between princes and princesses demurely kissing each ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Deruddere | Stars: Josse De Pauw, Geert Hunaerts, Michael Pas, Gene Bervoets

Votes: 1,032 | Gross: $0.12M

8. The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Sport

40 Metascore

The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Julius Erving, Jonathan Winters, Meadowlark Lemon, Jack Kehoe

Votes: 901

9. Lone Star State of Mind (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

Earl's engaged to his step-sister Baby. Baby has entrusted him to take care of her misfit cousin Junior. Baby is also intent on leaving Texas for LA on Tuesday. When Junior and his recently... See full summary »

Director: David Semel | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Jaime King, Matthew Davis, Ryan Hurst

Votes: 2,676

10. The Girl Next Door (1999)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary about the rise to fame of adult movie star Stacy Valentine. Starting out as an under-confident woman pushed into entering a Hustler Magazine contest by her domineering husband... See full summary »

Director: Christine Fugate | Stars: Stacy Valentine, Jack Gallagher, Russell Hampshire, Veronica Hart

Votes: 782 | Gross: $0.51M

11. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

65 Metascore

This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Jane Birkin

Votes: 2,208 | Gross: $1.76M

12. Leatherheads (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, David de Vries

Votes: 30,431 | Gross: $31.20M

13. Sophomore (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

A group of high school kids enjoy many adventures throughout their formative tenth grade year.

Director: T. Lee Beideck | Stars: Patrick Warburton, Amanda Plummer, Kristin Vahl, Erin Foley

Votes: 102

14. Management (2008)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager who falls for her and won't leave her alone.

Director: Stephen Belber | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson, Margo Martindale

Votes: 16,701 | Gross: $0.93M

15. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 72,559 | Gross: $24.54M

16. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 92,563 | Gross: $7.08M

17. Cube Zero (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A young programmer whose job is to watch over the reality-warping Cube defies orders to rescue an innocent mother trapped in one of its rooms.

Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Martin Roach, Michael Riley

Votes: 35,132

18. The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

R | 85 min | Comedy

41 Metascore

An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son.

Director: Jonathan Kesselman | Stars: Adam Goldberg, Andy Dick, Judy Greer, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 4,558 | Gross: $0.02M

19. The Alamo (2004)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War

47 Metascore

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Texas.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría, Jason Patric

Votes: 19,085 | Gross: $22.41M

20. Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

R | 82 min | Comedy

Hollywood's Pauly Shore loses everything, fakes his own death, and gets caught.

Director: Pauly Shore | Stars: Ashley L. Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Camille Anderson, Beaumont Bacon

Votes: 4,455

21. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

115 min | Animation, Action, Crime

61 Metascore

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Directors: Shin'ichirô Watanabe, Tensai Okamura, Hiroyuki Okiura, Yoshiyuki Takei | Stars: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 40,900 | Gross: $1.00M

22. Redbelt (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini

Votes: 20,000 | Gross: $2.34M

23. The Grand (2007)

R | 104 min | Comedy

57 Metascore

An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 5,348 | Gross: $8.11M

24. Teeth (I) (2007)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

57 Metascore

Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.

Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein | Stars: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman

Votes: 40,226 | Gross: $0.35M

25. December Boys (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

One summer, four orphans boys who have grown to be the closest of friends find themselves competing for the attention of the same family.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Teresa Palmer, Lee Cormie, Christian Byers

Votes: 11,454 | Gross: $0.05M

26. The Ladykillers (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 96,191 | Gross: $39.80M

27. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 16,295 | Gross: $4.88M

28. Choke (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

Director: Clark Gregg | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Kathryn Alexander

Votes: 30,884 | Gross: $2.93M

29. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steven Burg

Votes: 56,635 | Gross: $13.00M

30. The Machine Girl (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Maimed while seeking revenge, a girl becomes stronger than ever.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Minase Yashiro, Asami, Nobuhiro Nishihara, Kentarô Shimazu

Votes: 9,555

31. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation, which turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 225,556 | Gross: $50.00M

32. Go (1999)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

72 Metascore

The aftermath of a drug deal as told from three different points of view.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs

Votes: 65,418 | Gross: $16.84M

33. Bound (1996)

R | 109 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

61 Metascore

Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan

Votes: 48,543 | Gross: $3.80M

34. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

R | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

Director: Niels Mueller | Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson

Votes: 24,870 | Gross: $0.70M

35. Dead Calm (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar

Votes: 35,101 | Gross: $7.83M

36. Confidence (2003)

R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller

59 Metascore

Jake Vig is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss and his enforcer.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Andy Garcia

Votes: 32,740 | Gross: $12.21M

37. Savage Island (2004)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

Julia Young and Steven Harris are having marital troubles, but on a weekend trip to visit Julia's family on the remote Savage Island, marital problems quickly become the least of their ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffery Scott Lando | Stars: Kristina Copeland, Zoran Vukelic, Steven Man, Mathew Turner

Votes: 303

38. Free Enterprise (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

Two less than successful film producers, approaching mid-life crisis and clinging to their nerdy sci-fi obsessions, suddenly meet their idol: William Shatner.

Director: Robert Meyer Burnett | Stars: Rafer Weigel, Eric McCormack, William Shatner, Carl Bressler

Votes: 3,085 | Gross: $0.03M

39. The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann,