Films Watched in December 2018

by Marc_Horrickan | created - 9 months ago | updated - 8 months ago | Public

A list of films, in chronological order, which I have watched in December 2018.

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1. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

84 Metascore

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman

Votes: 75,995 | Gross: $2.52M

Amazon Prime - 04/12/2018

2. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

PG | 112 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 100,724 | Gross: $201.09M

Odeon (Screen 7) CHELMS - 05/12/2018

3. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 445,973 | Gross: $178.80M

Netflix - 08/12/2018

4. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

188 min | Drama

86 Metascore

An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü

Votes: 13,374 | Gross: $0.03M

Filmhouse (Screen 2) EDI - 08/12/2018

5. Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018)

104 min | Documentary, Sport

The definitive portrait of the late English football manager Sir Bobby Robson, one of the game's most inspirational and influential figures, whose legacy lives on far beyond the football field.

Directors: Gabriel Clarke, Torquil Jones | Stars: José Mourinho, Gary Lineker, Ronaldo, Pep Guardiola

Votes: 1,706

Netflix - 09/12/2018

6. The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

PG-13 | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

80 Metascore

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover

Votes: 30,548 | Gross: $11.28M

Cineworld (Screen 3) EDI - 10/12/2018

7. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Votes: 291,058 | Gross: $60.36M

Netflix - 14/12/2018

8. No Good Deed (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

26 Metascore

An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children.

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo

Votes: 16,344 | Gross: $52.54M

Netflix - 15/12/2018

9. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Votes: 361,386 | Gross: $76.63M

Netflix - 15/12/2018

10. Carnival of Souls (1962)

PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Votes: 18,163

Mubi - 16/12/2018

11. Haywire (2011)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Angarano

Votes: 79,230 | Gross: $18.94M

Mubi - 17/12/2018

12. The American Meme (2018)

98 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

THE AMERICAN MEME follows the journeys of four shocking social media disruptors, Paris Hilton (@parishilton), Josh Ostrovsky (@thefatjewish), Brittany Furlan (@brittanyfurlan) and Kirill ... See full summary »

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Kirill Bichutsky, Hailey Bieber, Amanda Cerny, Dane Cook

Votes: 8,169

Netflix - 18/12/2018

13. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 413,710 | Gross: $32.38M

Netflix - 19/12/2018

14. Roma (2018)

R | 135 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Votes: 113,164

Filmhouse (Screen 2) EDI - 20/12/2018

15. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

71 Metascore

In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 24,089 | Gross: $0.26M

Filmhouse (Screen 2) EDI - 20/12/2018

16. Nocturama (2016)

130 min | Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before taking shelter for a night in a shopping center.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa

Votes: 3,579 | Gross: $0.03M

Netflix - 23/12/2018

17. East of War (1996)

117 min | Documentary, War

A controversial photography exhibit about atrocities committed by the German army on the Eastern Front during World War II inspired Ruth Beckermann to interview soldiers about their experiences beyond the bounds of "normal" warfare.

Director: Ruth Beckermann

Votes: 98

Mubi - 23/12/2018

18. Miss Stevens (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

A heart-broken teacher chaperones a group of high schoolers to a state drama competition.

Director: Julia Hart | Stars: Lily Rabe, Timothée Chalamet, Lili Reinhart, Anthony Quintal

Votes: 3,993 | Gross: $0.00M

Netflix - 23/12/2018

19. Sweet Virginia (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

A former rodeo champ befriends a young man with a propensity for violence.

Director: Jamie M. Dagg | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt

Votes: 6,332 | Gross: $0.01M

Netflix - 23/12/2018

20. A Fleeting Passage to the Orient (1999)

82 min | Documentary

When the camera gazes from the ship towards the horizon of the Mediterranean, the picture of a woman who travelled restlessly across the world takes shape. Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, ... See full summary »

Director: Ruth Beckermann

Votes: 59

Mubi - 24/12/2018

21. Bird Box (2018)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 232,447

Netflix - 24/12/2018

22. Left on Purpose (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

69 Metascore

Left on Purpose is a documentary film about the friendship between an aging anti-war activist who has decided that his last political act will be to take his own life and the filmmaker who is struggling to tell the story.

Directors: Justin Schein, David Mehlman | Stars: Andrew Hoffman, Michael Ventura, Mayer Vishner

Votes: 91

Mubi - 24/12/2018

23. Hardcore Henry (2015)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

Director: Ilya Naishuller | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky

Votes: 79,709 | Gross: $9.25M

Netflix - 24/12/2018

24. A Star Is Born (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 7,857 | Gross: $4.36M

Mubi - Xmas Day 2018

25. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 222,896 | Gross: $63.22M

Netflix - Xmas Day 2018

26. Homemad(e) (2001)

85 min | Documentary

Acclaimed Austrian documentary director Ruth Beckermann portrays a dying culture of Viennese urban history in HOMEMAD(E). The entertaining as well as insightful doc was shown at the Forum ... See full summary »

Director: Ruth Beckermann | Stars: Adolf Doft, Helene Doft, Erika Göschl, Dieter Haspel

Votes: 75

Mubi - Xmas Day 2018

27. The Burning Plain (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.

Director: Guillermo Arriaga | Stars: Charlize Theron, John Corbett, José María Yazpik, Robin Tunney

Votes: 17,729 | Gross: $0.20M

Netflix - Xmas Day 2018

28. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

86 Metascore

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel

Votes: 20,961 | Gross: $0.02M

Mubi - 26/12/2018

29. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

Directors: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 112,015 | Gross: $0.17M

Netflix - 26/12/2018

30. Patience (After Sebald) (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Using the late WG Sebald's book "The Rings of Saturn" as its template, this documentary traces the immensely respected author's account of a walk through Suffolk; a tour which prompted tangential musings.

Director: Grant Gee | Star: Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 257

Mubi - 26/12/2018

31. The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

TV-MA | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders befriends a drug-addicted teen, sending him down a path of reckless and shameful behavior.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Connie Britton, Charlie Tahan, Thomas Mann

Votes: 4,680

Netflix - 26/12/2018

32. Zorros Bar Mizwa (2006)

90 min | Documentary

At the Wailing Wall or in the spotlight of a stage, wearing a Zorro costume or a designer dress, solemn or rollicking: crossing the threshold to the adult world can take place in very ... See full summary »

Director: Ruth Beckermann

Votes: 78

Mubi - 27/12/2018

33. Calibre (2018)

TV-MA | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A shocking deed turned their weekend trip into a nightmare. Now their only hope is to swallow their paranoia and act normal.

Director: Matt Palmer | Stars: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran, Ian Pirie

Votes: 16,439

Netflix - 27/12/2018

34. The Wailing (2016)

Not Rated | 156 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak, Woo-hee Chun

Votes: 37,280

Netflix - 27/12/2018

35. Thelma & Louise (1991)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

Votes: 124,078 | Gross: $45.36M

DVD - 27/12/2018

36. Bull Durham (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

73 Metascore

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

Votes: 44,308 | Gross: $50.89M

Netflix - 29/12/2018

37. Cold War (2018)

R | 89 min | Drama, History, Music

90 Metascore

In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 36,428 | Gross: $4.57M

Filmhouse (Screen 1) EDI - 29/12/2018

38. Tau (2018)

R | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

A woman is held captive by a scientist in a futuristic smart house, and hopes to escape by reasoning with the Artificial Intelligence that controls the house.

Director: Federico D'Alessandro | Stars: Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman, Fiston Barek

Votes: 21,503

Netflix - 30/12/2018

39. After the Screaming Stops (2018)

98 min | Documentary, Music

In the 1980s, "Bros" were one of the biggest bands in the world - for 15 minutes. Having sold out stadiums around the world, they were the youngest to this day to play Wembley and their "... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Pearlman, David Soutar | Stars: Luke Goss, Matt Goss, Robin Antin, Rob Ferguson

Votes: 1,313

BBC iPlayer - 30/12/2018



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