Movie Releases by User Score

Promare 1.

Promare

September 17, 2019 | Not Rated
Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves "Mad Burnish" appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team "Burning Rescue," and Lio Fotia, the leader of "Mad Burnish" begins.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.8
Unplanned 2.

Unplanned

March 29, 2019 | R
As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.
Metascore:
10
User Score:
9.4
Miss Americana 3.

Miss Americana

January 31, 2020 | TV-MA
A look at iconic pop artist Taylor Swift during a transformational time in her life as she embraces her role as a singer/songwriter and harnesses the full power of her voice.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
9.2
The Godfather 4.

The Godfather

March 11, 1972 | R
Francis Ford Coppola's epic features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
100
User Score:
9.2
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 5.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

December 17, 2003 | PG-13
Sauron's forces have laid siege to Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, in their efforts to eliminate the race of men. The once-great kingdom, watched over by a fading steward, has never been in more desperate need of its king. But can Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) answer the call of his heritage and become what he was born to be? In no small measure, the fate of Middle-earth rests on his broad shoulders. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.1
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 6.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

December 19, 2001 | PG-13
An epic adventure of good against evil, a story of the power of friendship and individual courage, and the heroic quest to pave the way for the emergence of mankind, J.R.R. Tolkien's master work brought to cinematic life. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Joker 7.

Joker

October 3, 2019 | R
Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
9.0
The Dark Knight 8.

The Dark Knight

July 18, 2008 | PG-13
Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.0
City of God 9.

City of God

January 17, 2003 | R
Welcome to the world's most notorious slum: Rio de Janeiro's 'City of God.' A place where combat photographers fear to tread, where Police rarely go, and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. This is the true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and ultimately may be him only way out. [Miramax]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
9.0
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 10.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

December 18, 2002 | PG-13
In the second chapter in J.R.R Tolkien's epic trilogy, the Fellowship faces unimaginable armies and deception while also witnessing ancient wonders and the untapped strength of their people. [New Line Productions]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.0
Spirited Away 11.

Spirited Away

September 20, 2002 | PG
A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. [Walt Disney Studios]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.0
Memento 12.

Memento

March 16, 2001 | R
Dismissed by the police, Leonard Shelby (Pearce) is obsessed with pursuing vengeance for the rape and murder of his wife. The difficulty of his quest is compounded by his rare, untreatable form of memory loss.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.0
Fight Club 13.

Fight Club

October 15, 1999 | TV-MA
The film's narrator (Norton) attends support groups of all kinds as a way to "experience" something within his unfeeling, commercial existence. On a business trip, he meets Tyler Durden (Pitt) who encourages them to form a fight club as a release for their latent aggressive tendencies.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
9.0
The Matrix 14.

The Matrix

March 31, 1999 | R
A computer hacker (Reeves) learns that his entire life has been a virtual dream, orchestrated by a strange class of computer overlords in the far future. He joins a resistance movement (led by Fishburne) to free humanity from lives of computerized brainwashing.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
9.0
Pulp Fiction 15.

Pulp Fiction

October 14, 1994 | R
Several inter-locking stories of crime and intrigue form a temporal mosaic set in the Los Angeles underworld.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.0
The Shawshank Redemption 16.

The Shawshank Redemption

September 1, 1994 | R
Wrongly convicted, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in in Maine's Shawshank prison for the murders of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy learns to get by in the brutal confines of prison, even earning the respect of his fellow inmates, most notably the longtime convict "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman).
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.0
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 17.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

July 3, 1991 | TV-14
In a future, war-ravaged Los Angeles in which the machines have taken over the earth, a faction of human rebels led by an adult John Connor do battle with the cyborgs. Two "intelligent machines" have been dispatched to the past, one -- a replica of the Terminator model T-800 which dominated the original film -- to protect the young Connor, the other -- a shape-shifting metallic T-1000 -- to kill him.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.0
Aliens 18.

Aliens

July 18, 1986 | R
In this action-packed sequel to Alien, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism - until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 leads her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate. [20th Century Fox]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.0
Back to the Future 19.

Back to the Future

July 3, 1985 | PG
Marty McFly goes back in time, in a DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents get together, so he doesn't cease to exist.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.0
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 20.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

May 21, 1980 | PG
Three years after the events of Star Wars, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion?s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces a startling revelation. [20th Century Fox]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.0
Alien 21.

Alien

June 22, 1979 | R
For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, Alien returns to the big screen with a digitally remastered special edition of director Ridley Scott's science fiction/horror classic. [Fox]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.0
The Godfather: Part II 22.

The Godfather: Part II

December 12, 1974 | R
The sequel to "The Godfather" continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. Coppola tells two stories in Part II: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito, played with uncanny ability by Robert De Niro, and the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
9.0
Psycho 23.

Psycho

September 8, 1960 | M
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) under the domination of his mother.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
9.0
12 Angry Men 24.

12 Angry Men

April 1, 1957 | TV-PG
12 Angry Men, by Sidney Lumet, is a behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system. This iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the dissenting member on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. The result is a saga of epic proportions that plays out over a tense afternoon in one sweltering room.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.0
Black Is King 25.

Black Is King

July 31, 2020 | Not Rated
Black Is King, based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, reimagines the lessons from the 2019 film for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Parasite 26.

Parasite

October 11, 2019 | Not Rated
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. [Neon]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.9
Your Name. 27.

Your Name.

April 7, 2017 | PG
The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint. When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars? [FUNimation]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.9
Whiplash 28.

Whiplash

October 10, 2014 | R
Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller), a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz named Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.9
A Separation 29.

A Separation

December 30, 2011 | PG-13
Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife's absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage. [Sony Pictures Classic]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.9
Toy Story 3 30.

Toy Story 3

June 18, 2010 | G
Toy Story 3 is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D that lands the toys in a room full of untamed tots who can't wait to get their sticky little fingers on these "new" toys. It's pandemonium as they try to stay together, ensuring "no toy gets left behind." Meanwhile, Barbie comes face to plastic face with Ken (yes, that Ken). [Disney, Pixar]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
WALL-E 31.

WALL-E

June 27, 2008 | G
After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, Wall-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. [Walt Disney Pictures]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.9
The Lives of Others 32.

The Lives of Others

December 1, 2006 | R
At once a political thriller and human drama, The Lives of Others begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. The film traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany's all-powerful secret police. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
The Prestige 33.

The Prestige

October 20, 2006 | PG-13
Christopher Nolan directs this mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.9
The Skeleton Key 34.

The Skeleton Key

August 12, 2005 | R
This contemporary supernatural thrilled, set largely in the dark atmospheric backwoods just outside of New Orleans, stars Hudson as a live-in nurse hired to care for an elderly woman's (Rowlands) ailing husband (Hurt) in their home...a foreboding and decrepit mansion in the Louisiana delta. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.9
House of Flying Daggers 35.

House of Flying Daggers

December 3, 2004 | PG-13
The year is 859 AD, and China's once flourishing Tang Dynasty is in decline. Unrest is raging throughout the land, and the corrupt government is locked in battle with rebel armies that are forming in protest. The largest and most prestigious of these rebel groups is the House of Flying Daggers, which is growing ever more powerful under a mysterious new leader. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Ray 36.

Ray

October 29, 2004 | PG-13
Ray is the never-before-told, musical biographical drama of American legend Ray Charles. Featuring Jamie Foxx in the central role, Ray follows the inspiring story of a one-of-a-kind genius. (Universal)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.9
Hero 37.

Hero

August 27, 2004 | PG-13
The time: two thousand years ago. The place: the violent dawn of the Qin dynasty. The story: the soon-to-be First Emperor of China is on the brink of conquering a war-torn land. Three opponents are determined to assassinate him and one loyal subject stands in their way. [Miramax]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 38.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

March 19, 2004 | R
Joel (Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover his love for Clementine. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Identity 39.

Identity

April 25, 2003 | R
Caught in a savage rainstorm, ten travelers are forced to seek refuge at a strange desert motel. They soon realize they've found anything but shelter. There is a killer among them and, one by one, they are murdered. (Sony)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.9
24 Hour Party People 40.

24 Hour Party People

August 9, 2002 | TV-MA
Spanning from the late 1970's to the early 1990's, this is the story of the Manchester music scene, as seen by the founders of the legendary Factory Records label.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Apocalypse Now Redux 41.

Apocalypse Now Redux

August 3, 2001 | R
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
Suzhou River 42.

Suzhou River

November 8, 2000
Marda (Jia), a motorcycle courier becomes obsessed with a beautiful young girl named Moudan (Zhou), whom he falls in love with only to lose her in a botched kidnap attempt to gain money from her wealthy father. Moudan jumps into the murky waters of the Suzhou River and becomes lost forever. Marda is sentenced for three years, but upon his return he meets MeiMei (Zhou), an identical look-alike whom he suspects is actually Moudan, or is she? (Strand Releasing)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.9
Princess Mononoke 43.

Princess Mononoke

October 29, 1999 | TV-14
The mythological tale of a war between encroaching civilization and the beast gods of the forest. (Miramax)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.9
American Beauty 44.

American Beauty

September 15, 1999 | R
Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester Burnham (Spacey) decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life, changes that are less midlife crisis than adolescence reborn. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife, Carolyn (Bening), and daughter Jane (Birch) --especially when he turns his lustful gaze toward Jane's friend, the sultry Angela (Suvari). (Dreamworks SKG)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Election 45.

Election

April 23, 1999 | R
This satirical comedy uses a high school election as the backdrop to take an uncommon look at ambition, morality, desire, love and the lies we never cease telling ourselves. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
The Faculty 46.

The Faculty

December 25, 1998 | R
When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin spreading from the faculty to the students' bodies, it's ultimately up to the few who are left -- an unlikely collection of loners, leaders, nerds, and jocks -- to save the world from alien domination! [Buena Vista]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.9
Saving Private Ryan 47.

Saving Private Ryan

July 24, 1998 | TV-MA
During the WWII D-Day invasion, a squad of soldiers led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) is sent into Normandy to find Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), and return him to his mother in America. She has already lost three other sons in this war.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
Casino 48.

Casino

November 22, 1995 | R
A in-depth look at the operation of a Las Vegas casino in the 1970s, Scorsese's film chronicles the rise and fall of casino manager Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro).
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.9
Toy Story 49.

Toy Story

November 22, 1995 | TV-G
Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences. [Pixar]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.9
Strange Days 50.

Strange Days

October 13, 1995 | R
A former cop turned street-hustler (Ralph Fiennes) accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.9
To Die For 51.

To Die For

September 27, 1995 | R
Structured in a documentary style, the film focuses on the life of a woman (Kidman) obsessed with the dream of becoming a media personality. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.9
Seven 52.

Seven

September 22, 1995 | R
Two New York City detectives (Pitt, Freeman) find themselves on the trail of a vicious serial killer that chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.9
Safe 53.

Safe

June 23, 1995 | R
Carol White (Julianne Moore) lives with her husband and son in suburban comfort until she collapses one day, for no apparent reason. Her condition worsens in the weeks that follow, as she suffers from coughing fits, exhaustion, and spontaneous nose bleeds, triggered by sources as disparate as car exhaust, cologne, and the sun. Failing to find any medical explanation for her maladies, her doctor refers her to a psychiatrist, who suggests that her physical ailments are psychosomatic -- a theory echoed by her callous and increasingly frustrated husband. At her wits' end, Carol withdraws to an expensive New Age retreat for sufferers of "20th century disease," where the community's guru (Peter Friedman) champions a dubious regimen of diet, climate control, introspection, and self-love.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.9
Jurassic Park 54.

Jurassic Park

June 11, 1993 | PG-13
Featuring incredible special effects and action-packed drama, Jurassic Park takes you to a remote island where an amazing theme park with living dinosaurs is about to turn deadly, as five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators. [Universal Pictures]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.9
The Silence of the Lambs 55.

The Silence of the Lambs

February 13, 1991 | R
In pursuit of one serial killer, ambitious FBI student Clarice Starling (Foster) is forced to enlist the aid of another notorious killer, the incarcerated ex-psychiatrist known as "Hannibal the Cannibal" Lecter (Hopkins).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Cinema Paradiso 56.

Cinema Paradiso

March 1, 1990 | PG
Set in an Italian village, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the Cinema Paradiso, yearning for the secret of the cinema’s magic. When the projectionist, Alfredo, agrees to reveal the mysteries of moviemaking, a deep friendship is born. The day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream of making movies of his own. Thirty years later he receives a message that beckons him back home to a secret and beautiful discovery that awaits him. [Miramax]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 57.

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

July 26, 1989 | TV-14
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.9
Fright Night 58.

Fright Night

August 2, 1985 | R
A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.9
Scarface 59.

Scarface

December 9, 1983 | X
Cuban immigrant Tony Montana (Pacino) builds a Miami drug empire in the 1980s.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.9
Raiders of the Lost Ark 60.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

June 12, 1981 | PG
You're in for thrills as Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another -- all topped off by the discovery and opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Chinatown 61.

Chinatown

June 20, 1974 | R
Jack Nicholson is private-eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extramarital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown. (Paramount)
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
Ben-Hur 62.

Ben-Hur

November 18, 1959 | G
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
It's a Wonderful Life 63.

It's a Wonderful Life

January 7, 1947 | Approved
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Casablanca 64.

Casablanca

January 23, 1943 | TV-PG
A Casablanca, Morocco casino owner in 1941 shelters his former lover and her husband, a Czechoslovakian freedom fighter, from the Nazis.
Metascore:
100
User Score:
8.9
The Grapes of Wrath 65.

The Grapes of Wrath

March 15, 1940 | Approved
A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.9
City Lights 66.

City Lights

March 7, 1931 | Passed
The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.
Metascore:
99
User Score:
8.9
Klaus 67.

Klaus

November 8, 2019 | PG
When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care. [Netflix]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.8
Honeyland 68.

Honeyland

July 26, 2019 | Not Rated
Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am 69.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

June 21, 2019 | Not Rated
From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own work. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed novels, including “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Wild Rose 70.

Wild Rose

June 21, 2019 | R
Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley), a rebellious country singer who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville, juggles her menial job, two children, and committed mother (Julie Walters), as she pursues her bold ambition of a one-way ticket to musical stardom. With the support of her boss (Sophie Okonedo), Rose-Lynn embarks on a life-changing journey that challenges her sense of self and helps her discover her true voice.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Combat Obscura 71.

Combat Obscura

March 15, 2019 | Not Rated
Just out of high school, at the age of 18, Miles Lagoze enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was deployed to Afghanistan where he served as Combat Camera — his unit's official videographer, tasked with shooting and editing footage for the Corps’ recruiting purposes and historical initiatives. But upon discharging, Lagoze took all the footage he and his fellow cameramen shot, and he assembled quite simply the very documentary the Corps does not want you to see. Combat Obscura is a groundbreaking look at the daily life of Marines in a war zone as told by the soldiers themselves. More than a mere compilation of violence, the edit ingeniously repurposes the original footage to reveal the intensity and paradoxes of an ambiguous war from an unvarnished perspective.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
8.8
Inception 72.

Inception

July 16, 2010 | PG-13
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime. [Warner Bros. Pictures]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8
Up 73.

Up

May 29, 2009 | PG
Up is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 9-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
Tokyo Sonata 74.

Tokyo Sonata

March 13, 2009 | PG-13
Tokyo Sonata is a portrait of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family. The father who abruptly loses his job conceals the truth from his family; the eldest son in college hardly returns home; the youngest son furtively takes piano lessons without telling his parents; and the mother, who knows deep down that her role is to keep the family together, cannot find the will to do so. From the exterior, all is normal and the same. But somehow, a single, unforeseeable chasm has appeared within the family, threatening to disintegrate them. Director Kurosawa’s use of light and dark to express a sense of simultaneous hope and horror verges on awe-inspiring and the ending will leave you enthralled. [Regent Releasing]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
The Air I Breathe 75.

The Air I Breathe

January 25, 2008 | R
Inspired by a Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four key emotions – Happiness, Sorrow, Pleasure, and Love – The Air I Breathe is told in four short fables, each built around a character who embodies one of these key emotions. In Happiness, a timid banker who impulsively bets every cent he has, and then some, on a supposedly “sure thing.” In “Sorrow,” a rising pop star whose contract falls under the control of a ruthless crime boss, and his corrupt nephew. In “Pleasure,” a man who can see into the future of everyone he meets, but is totally blind when it comes to his own; and in “Love,” a doctor who pines for a woman he can never possess, only to find that he suddenly holds her life in his hands. Though each of the characters believes that his or her life is governed by hazard and chance, their unbridled emotions, impulsive choices, and reckless moves all prove one universal truth: character is destiny, and each of us makes our own fate. (THINKfilm)
Metascore:
37
User Score:
8.8
Hustle & Flow 76.

Hustle & Flow

July 22, 2005 | R
The redemptive story of a streetwise Memphis hustler trying to find his voice and realize his long-buried dreams. (Paramount Classics / MTV Films)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.8
My Summer of Love 77.

My Summer of Love

June 17, 2005 | R
This film vibrantly charts the emotional and physical hothouse effects that bloon one summer for two young women. [Focus Features]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Howl's Moving Castle 78.

Howl's Moving Castle

June 10, 2005 | TV-PG
An amazing new animated adventure that celebrates the power of love to transform and the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of adversity. (Disney)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Cinderella Man 79.

Cinderella Man

June 3, 2005 | PG-13
In the middle of the Great Depression, when an America in the grips of a devastating economic downturn was nearly brought to its knees, there came along a most unlikely hero who had crowds cheering on their feet as he proved just how hard a man would fight to win a second chance for his family and himself. That common-man hero was James J. Braddock, a.k.a. the "Cinderella Man"-who was to become one of the most surprising and inspirational sports legends in history. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
The Best of Youth 80.

The Best of Youth

March 2, 2005 | R
Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, this passionate epic follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history. [Miramax]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Hotel Rwanda 81.

Hotel Rwanda

December 22, 2004 | R
Based on true events from the civil war in Rwanda, this film profiles Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), the manager of a luxury hotel who opened his establishment to Tutsi refugees despite the danger to himself and his family.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
The Incredibles 82.

The Incredibles

November 5, 2004 | PG
Known to the world as superheroes Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, Bob Parr and his wife Helen were among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs to live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. [Disney]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
The Bourne Supremacy 83.

The Bourne Supremacy

July 23, 2004 | PG-13
The Bourne Supremacy re-enters the shadowy world of expert assassin Jason Bourne (Damon), who continues to find himself plagued by splintered nightmares from his former life. The stakes are now even higher for the agent as he coolly maneuvers through the dangerous waters of international espionage - replete with CIA plots, turncoat agents and ever-shifting covert alliances - all the while hoping to find the truth behind his haunted memories and answers to his own fragmented past. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.8
The Door in the Floor 84.

The Door in the Floor

July 14, 2004 | R
Set in the beach community of East Hampton, New York, the film chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's books author Ted Cole (Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Basinger), exploring the complexities of love in its brightest, most mysterious, and darkest corners. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.8
Runaway Jury 85.

Runaway Jury

October 17, 2003 | PG-13
A suspense-thriller about a high-priced and ruthless jury "consultant" who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict on an explosive trial. [Fox]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.8
Open Range 86.

Open Range

August 15, 2003 | R
Academy-Award winning director Kevin Costner ("Dances with Wolves") helms this traditional Western tale of a way of life that is quickly disappearing. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.8
Shaolin Soccer 87.

Shaolin Soccer

August 15, 2003 | Unrated
At Kung Fu, they're masters. But when it comes to soccer, they're total disasters. Now, the only way to win...is to believe in Shaolin. [Miramax Films]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.8
Dirty Pretty Things 88.

Dirty Pretty Things

July 18, 2003 | R
A thriller set in London's secret underworld, where everything is for sale. A young man (Ejiofor) and a Turkish chambermaid (Tautou) both work at the same West London hotel -- a breeding ground for illegal activity. They are put to the test when the man makes a shocking discovery late one night. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 89.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

July 9, 2003 | PG-13
For the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp), the crystalline waters if the Caribbean present a vast playground where adventure and mystery abound. But Jack's idyllic pirate life capsizes after his nemesis, the wily Captain Barbossa (Rush), steals his ship, the Black Pearl, and kidnaps the Governor's (Pryce) beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Swann (Knightley). (Disney)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.8
Phone Booth 90.

Phone Booth

April 4, 2003 | R
Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, this film follows Stu Shepard (Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
56
User Score:
8.8
The Believer 91.

The Believer

May 17, 2002 | R
The story of Danny Balint, who transformed himself from Jewish religious student to a rising star in the Neo-Fascist political movement.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.8
The Salton Sea 92.

The Salton Sea

April 26, 2002 | R
After witnessing the murder of his wife, a man (Kilmer) goes undercover to avenge her death.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
8.8
Frailty 93.

Frailty

April 12, 2002 | R
The story of the FBI's search for the notorious "God's Hand" murderer. (Lion Gate Films)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.8
Heist 94.

Heist

November 9, 2001 | R
A smart, complex ensemble about a masterfully-minded gold robbery. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.8
Training Day 95.

Training Day

October 5, 2001 | R
A police drama about a veteran officer (Denzel Washington) who escorts a rookie (Ethan Hawke) on his first day with the LAPD's tough inner-city narcotics unit. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
Shrek 96.

Shrek

May 18, 2001 | PG
Once upon a time in a far away swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek (Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy-tale characters. (Dreamworks SKG)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Snatch. 97.

Snatch.

January 19, 2001 | R
Guy Ritchie's highly anticipated comedy features a colorful ensemble cast in a rollicking ride through London's gangster world, its bustling diamond district and a rowdy gypsy camp. (Columbia Tristar)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.8
Traffic 98.

Traffic

December 27, 2000 | R
Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger. (USA Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Pollock 99.

Pollock

December 15, 2000 | R
A look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
The Legend of Drunken Master 100.

The Legend of Drunken Master

October 20, 2000 | R
When Chan mixes up his luggage during a train trip, he finds himself at odds with evil foreigners trying to steal sacred imperial treasures. Never before have such elaborate, acrobatic fight sequences been captured on film. (Dimension Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8

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