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1. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and 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: 1,675,753 | Gross: $107.93M

Watched 2018! The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. Director: Quentin Tarantino Writers: Quentin Tarantino (stories), Roger Avary (stories) Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

2. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 265,450 | Gross: $71.90M

Watched 2018. Woman held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

3. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

76 Metascore

A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 970,517 | Gross: $333.18M

Watched 2018. A bit loud at times and so missed some of dialogue, daft with raccoon as one criminal ..... good! A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Director: James Gunn Writers: James Gunn, Nicole Perlman Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper

4. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone

Votes: 441,549 | Gross: $84.35M

Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone - interlinked stories..finding new love and saving older love. Watched 2018. Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

5. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson

Votes: 147,101 | Gross: $126.53M

If you like romance...such a cute movie. Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger and Tom Hanks. Director: Nora Ephron Writers: Jeff Arch (story), Nora Ephron (screenplay)

6. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

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.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 271,074 | Gross: $255.96M

Nominated for best film. True story 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. Director: John Lee Hancock Writers: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis (book) Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw

7. I Am Number Four (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

36 Metascore

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 219,517 | Gross: $55.10M

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story. Director: D.J. Caruso Writers: Alfred Gough (screenplay), Miles Millar (screenplay)Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron . Hil can't remember this film.

8. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 175,713 | Gross: $169.61M

Oscar winner best film. True. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Director: Theodore Melfi Writers: Allison Schroeder (screenplay by), Theodore Melfi (screenplay by) | 1 more credit » Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

9. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 331,572 | Gross: $75.61M

True. Nominated for best film. Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Director: Bennett Miller Writers: Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay) Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill

10. Paul (2011)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Mia Stallard

Votes: 222,717 | Gross: $37.41M

Such Fun!!! Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. Director: Greg Mottola Writers: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen

11. Drive (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks

Votes: 528,716 | Gross: $35.06M

Watched 2017. Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour. Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay), James Sallis (book) Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston

12. About Time (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

55 Metascore

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson

Votes: 270,670 | Gross: $15.32M

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Director/writer : Richard Curtis Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy

13. New in Town (2009)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

29 Metascore

A Miami businesswoman adjusts to her new life in a tiny Minnesota town.

Director: Jonas Elmer | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., Siobhan Fallon Hogan, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 20,437 | Gross: $16.73M

14. Julie & Julia (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 97,957 | Gross: $94.13M

True stories x 2 (60 years apart)

15. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

53 Metascore

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

Votes: 120,296 | Gross: $21.49M

16. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

75 Metascore

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Votes: 317,267 | Gross: $195.04M

17. Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

79 Metascore

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

Votes: 76,315 | Gross: $3.24M

Great movie. Good music (same writer/director as Once and Begin Again (Irish).

18. The Dressmaker (I) (2015)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

47 Metascore

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 47,886 | Gross: $2.02M

19. 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: 1,235,895 | Gross: $162.81M

Tarantino movie. Violent but worth watching.

20. Down with Love (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 37,707 | Gross: $20.30M

Homage to Rock Hudson and Doris day movie.

21. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

81 Metascore

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.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 609,950 | Gross: $115.65M

Aliens arriving in S. Africa and kept in camps for 20 years

22. The Martian (2015)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Votes: 693,756 | Gross: $228.43M

Trapped on Mars and rescue attempt.

23. Chef (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 177,972 | Gross: $30.64M

Watched in St. Dogmaels - Netflix. Good fun. Man gives up restaurant and takes to road.

24. Before We Go (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

31 Metascore

Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other's most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.

Director: Chris Evans | Stars: Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Emma Fitzpatrick, John Cullum

Votes: 46,517 | Gross: $0.04M

Watched in St. Dogmaels - Netflix. New York - chance meeting.

25. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 593,379 | Gross: $100.49M

Watched in St. Dogmaels - Netflix. Clint's Oscar winning. A girl who wishes to fight.

26. The Host (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

35 Metascore

When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger

Votes: 106,528 | Gross: $26.63M

Concept good but story not well told. Scifi.

27. Oblivion (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 459,375 | Gross: $89.02M

Tom Cruise film. Scifi.

28. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,093,346 | Gross: $132.38M

Complex thriller. Need to concentrate. De Caprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and hosts of others

29. La La Land (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

93 Metascore

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 446,647 | Gross: $151.10M

Excellent second time around.

30. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 121,896 | Gross: $21.59M

Real life. Absorbing drama.

31. The Heat (I) (2013)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir

Votes: 155,011 | Gross: $159.58M

Very funny.Lots of swearing.

32. Red Joan (2018)

R | 101 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes

Votes: 4,104 | Gross: $1.58M

True story (based on). Judi Dench as a physicist during war helping to create nuclear bomb.

33. Spy (2015)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

75 Metascore

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham

Votes: 216,461 | Gross: $110.83M

Some laugh out loud moments

34. 20th Century Women (2016)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 33,437 | Gross: $5.66M

Struggles of a mother bringing up a son in the the late 70's. The ignorance of a free spirit against the needs of a young man trying to find his true character and beliefs. Living in a bohemian household shared with 3 like minded spirited people to help pay the rent, his mother tries to establish bonds that he cannot deal with. She cannot deal with his inability to talk, and enlists the help of other females in his life to share the burden of his upbringing. Slowly life unravels for them all without understanding how. In spite of their perceived struggles, they all go on to live defined lives without any serious consequences.

35. The Angels' Share (2012)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 21,946 | Gross: $0.30M

Put the subtitles on next time. Worth a 7.5. Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.



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