Movie Ratings

Here are my ratings, 1-5 stars, for movies I’ve watched since this site began in 2007.

My enjoyment/rating of a film is rarely based on how well the movie was made, but how well the story was told. Visuals are nice, but rarely compensate for a bad story. I do give points for originality and new techniques. Interestingly, most of the films I watch over and over again get 3 stars. There are very few 5’s that I would watch twice.

Films are listed as they appear on IMDb.com.

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Last 10 Watched

* * The Boss (2016) — Meh. Typical humor. Nothing worth recommending.
* * * The Visit (2015) — A nice twist and okay film from Shyamalan
* * * * Sicario (2015) — Very good, awesome opening, Blunt does a great job of playing tough and vulnerable
* * * Creed (2015) — Almost as good as the original, much better than the other Rocky movies
* Squirm (1976) — Couldn’t get past the opening sequence without laughing, skipped around, terrible acting, camera, directing
* * Grizzly (1976) — A good cheesy 70’s horror film, terrible score, but a couple of nice special effects
* * * The Bay (2012) — Found footage film, better than some in this genre, some actual scientific basis
* * * * Green Room (2015) — Must watch, Stewart and Yelchin are amazing, dark mood throughout, nice coloring
* * * * The Neon Demon (2016) — Slow, but worth it, fantastic lighting and camera work, similar feel to Black Swan
* * * Mr. Right (2015) — Average comedy, Rockwell is always a pleasure to watch

The Rest

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* * * 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
* * * 9 (2009)
* * * 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
* * * 50 First Dates (2004)
* * * 2012 (2009)
 
* * * * Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
* * * Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
* * The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
* * * ├ćon Flux (2005)
* * * * Afflicted (2013)
* * * * Airplane! (1980)
* * * Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
* * * Alice in Wonderland (2010)
* * * * * Alien (1979)
* * * Alien: Resurrection (1997)
* * * Alien3 (1992)
* * * * Aliens (1986)
* * Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
* * * The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
* * * The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
* * * The Amityville Horror (1979)
* * * The Amityville Horror (2005)
* * Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
* * Amityville 3-D (1983)
* * * * Angels & Demons (2009)
* * * * Antitrust (2001)
* * Antiviral (2012)
* * * Appleseed (2004)
* * * * Armageddon (1998)
* * * * * Avatar (2009)
* * * * * The Avengers (2012)
* * * AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
 
* The Babadook (2014)
* * * * * Back to the Future (1985)
* * * Back to the Future Part II (1989)
* * * Back to the Future Part III (1990)
* * * * * Batman (1989)
* * Batman & Robin (1997)
* * * * Batman Begins (2005)
* * Batman Forever (1995)
* * * Batman Returns (1992)
* * * * Bedazzled (2000)
* * * Better Off Dead (1985)
* * * Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
* * The Birds (1963)
* * * Blade Runner (1982)
* * Bloodsport (1988)
* * * Bolt (2008)
* * * Boomerang (1992)
* * * * The Bourne Identity (2002)
* * * The Bourne Legacy (2012)
* * * * The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
* * * * The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
* * * Brave (2012)
* * * * * Braveheart (1995)
* * * The Breakfast Club (1985)
* * * * Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
* * * Bruce Almighty (2003)
* * * * * A Bug’s Life (1998)
* * * * The Butterfly Effect (2004)
* * * The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
 
* * * The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
* * * Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
* * * * Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
* * * Carrie (2013)
* * * Charlie’s Angels (2000)
* * * Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
* * * * City of Ember (2008)
* * * Clash of the Titans (2010)
* * * Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
* * * * * Cloud Atlas (2012)
* * Cloverfield (2008)
* * * Coming to America (1988)
* * * Constantine (2005)
* * * * * Contact (1997)
* * * Corpse Bride (2005)
* * * The Covenant (2006)
* * Crinoline Head (1995)
* * * * * Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
* * * * * The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
* * * * Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
 
* * * * * The Da Vinci Code (2006)
* * Daredevil (2003)
* * * Dark City (1998)
* * * * The Dark Crystal (1982)
* * * * The Dark Knight (2008)
* * * The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
* * * * The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
* * * * Deja Vu (2006)
* * * * Demolition Man (1993)
* * * * Despicable Me (2010)
* * * Despicable Me 2 (2013)
* * * Die Hard (1988)
* * * Die Hard 2 (1990)
* * * Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
* * * Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
* * * * District 9 (2009)
* * * * Disturbia (2007)
* * * Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
* * Dollface (2014) — aka Dorchester’s Revenge: The Return of Crinoline Head, indie horror, great death scenes, very funny
* * Dracula (1931)
* * * Dredd (2012)
* * * * Dune (1984)
 
* * * * Eagle Eye (2008)
* * * Electric Dreams (1984)
* * Elektra (2005)
* * * * * Enchanted (2007)
* * * Ender’s Game (2013)
* * * Eraser (1996)
* * * * E.T. the Extra-Terrestial (1982)
* * * * Evan Almighty (2007)
* * Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
* * * * Event Horizon (1997)
* * The Evil Dead (1981)
* * * Evil Dead (2013)
* * * * Evolution (2001)
* * * * * The Exorcist (1973)
* * * * Eye in the Sky (2015)
 
* * * The Faculty (1998)
* * * * * Fail Safe (2000)
* * * * The Family Man (2000)
* * * Fanboys (2009)
* * * Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
* * * Fantastic Four (2005)
* * * Fast & Furious (2009)
* * * * Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
* * * The Fast and the Furious (2001)
* * The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
* * * * Fast Five (2011)
* * * * Furious 7 (2015)
* * Feardotcom (2002)
* * * * * Fearless (2006)
* * * FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
* * * * * The Fifth Element (1997)
* * The Fifth Estate (2013)
* * * * Final Destination (2000)
* * The Final Destination (2009)
* * * Final Destination 2 (2003)
* * Final Destination 3 (2006)
* * * Final Destination 5 (2011)
* * * * * Fletch (1985)
* * * * * The Fly (1986)
* * * Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
* * * The Fountain (2006)
* * The Fourth Kind (2009)
* * * * Frankenstein (1931)
* * Friday the 13th (1980)
* * * Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
* * Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
* * Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
 
* * * * * Galaxy Quest (1999)
* * * * Get Shorty (1995)
* * *        Be Cool (2005)
* * * * Ghost in the Shell (1995) — Must watch for anime fans, good story, can’t wait to see live-action version
* * * Ghostbusters (1984)
* * * Ghostbusters (2016)
* * * The Girl Next Door (2004)
* * * * Godzilla (1998)
* * * Godzilla (2014)
* The Golden Compass (2007)
* * * Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
* * * * A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
* * * The Goonies (1985)
* * * Grandma’s Boy (2006)
* * * * * Gravity (2013)
* * * Green Lantern (2011)
* * * * Groundhog Day (1993)
* * * * Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
 
* * * Hackers (1995)
* * * Halloween (1978)
* * *        Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
* * *        Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
* *        Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
* * * * Hancock (2008)
* * * Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
* * *        Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
* * * *        Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
* * * *        Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
* * * *        Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
* * * *        Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
* *        Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I (2010)
* * * *        Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II (2011)
* * * Hellboy (2004)
* * *        Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
* * * The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
* * *        The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
* * *        The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
* * * * Hook (1991)
* * * Hot Fuzz (2007)
* * * * House of Flying Daggers (2004)
* * * How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
 
* * * * I, Robot (2004)
* * * * Ice Age (2002)
* * * The Ice Harvest (2005)
* * * * Idlewild (2006)
* * * Inception (2010)
* * * The Incredible Hulk (2008)
* * * * * The Incredibles (2004)
* * * Independence Day (1996)
* * * Insidious (2010)
* * *        Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
* * *        Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
* * Into the Storm (2014)
* * * Invincible (2006)
* * * The Invisible Man (1933)
* * * * * Iron Man (2008)
* * *        Iron Man 2 (2010)
* * *        Iron Man 3 (2013)
* * * The Italian Job (2003)
 
* * * * Jason Bourne (2016)
* * * * Jaws (1975)
* * *        Jaws 2 (1978)
* * * * John Carter (2012)
* * * * Johnny Dangerously (1984)
* * * Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
* * Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
* * * Jumper (2008)
* * * * * Jurassic Park (1993)
* * *        The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
* * *        Jurassic Park III (2001)
* * * * *        Jurassic World (2015)
 
* * * * * The Keep
* * * Kick-Ass
* * *        Kick-Ass 2
* * * Kindergarten Cop
* * * * King Kong
* * * * A Knight’s Tale
* * * * Knowing
* * * * * Kung Fu Panda
 
* * * Lake Placid
* * * Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
* * * The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
* * * * Lethal Weapon
* * *        Lethal Weapon 2
* * *        Lethal Weapon 3
* * *        Lethal Weapon 4
* * * The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
* * * * * The Lion King
* * * * Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
* * Logan’s Run
* * * * * The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
* * * *        The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
* * * * *        The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
* * * * The Lost Boys
 
* * * Major League
* * * The Man with the Iron Fists
* * Maniac (1980)
* * * Maniac (2012)
* * * Mars Needs Moms
* * * * * The Mask
* * * * * The Matrix
* * * *        The Matrix Reloaded
* * * *        The Matrix Revolution
* * * *        The Animatrix
* * * MegaMind
* * *        Men in Black 3
* * * Metropolis
* * * The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
* * * Mimic
* * * Minions (2015)
* * * Minority Report
* * * * Miss Congeniality
* * *        Miss Congeniality 2
* * * * Monster vs. Aliens
* * * * Mr. & Mrs. Smith
* * * * * The Mummy (1931)
* * * The Mummy
* * *        The Mummy II
* * *        The Mummy III: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
 
* * * * National Treasure
* * *        National Treasure 2
* * * * The Net
* * *        The Net 2.0
* * * The NeverEnding Story
* * * Night at the Museum
* * * Noah
* * * * North by Northwest
* * * * Not Another Teen Movie
* * * The Number 23
 
* * * * * Ocean’s Eleven
* * * The Omen
* * * The Omen
* *        Damien: Omen II
* * The Final Conflict
* *        Omen IV: The Awakening
* * * * The One
* * * * Oz the Great and Powerful
 
* * * Pan’s Labyrinth
* * * * * Paranormal Activity
* * * *        Paranormal Activity 2
* * *        Paranormal Activity 3
* * *        Paranormal Activity 4
* *        Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
* * *        Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
* * * The Phantom of the Opera
* * Phantoms
* * Pieces of Talent
* * * * * Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
* * * * *        Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
* * * * *        Pirates of the Caribbean: At the World’s End
* * * * Pitch Black
* * * *        The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)
* * * *        The Chronicles of Riddick
* * * *        Riddick
* * * * Planet of the Apes
* * * Point Break
* * * * * Poltergeist
* * * * Predator
* * * Primer
* * * Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
* * * * * The Princess Bride
* * * * * Prometheus
* * * * The Prophecy
* * *        The Prophecy II
* * *        The Prophecy 3: The Ascent
* *        The Prophecy: Uprising
* *        The Prophecy: Forsaken
* * * The Proposal
* * * Psycho
* * * The Purge
 
* * * * Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
* *        Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
* * * *        Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
* *        Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
* * * Rango
* * * * * Rear Window
* * * * Reign of Fire
* * * Resident Evil
* * *        Resident Evil: Apocalypse
* * *        Resident Evil: Extinction
* *        Resident Evil: Afterlife
* * *        Rise of the Planet of the Apes
* * * Road Trip
* * * * Robin Hood: Men in Tights
* * * Robocop (2014)
* * * Robots
 
* Sausage Party (2016) — Terrible, comedy is full of mediocre sexual puns, not my type of funny
* * * * Say Anything
* * A Scanner Darkly
* *        Scary Movie 4
* * * * Serenity
* * * * Shallow Hal
* * * * Sherlock Holmes
* * *        Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
* * * * Short Circuit
* * * * * Shrek
* * *        Shrek 2
* * * * Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
* * * Snow White and the Huntsman
* * * * * Some Kind of Wonderful
* * * Spaceballs
* * * Species
* *        Species: The Awakening
* * * * * Spider-man
* * *        Spider-man 2
* *        Spider-man 3
* * * Splice
* * St. Elmo’s Fire
* * * * Stargate
* * * * * Star Trek: The Motion Picture
* * *        Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
* *        Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
* * * *        Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
* *        Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
* * *        Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
* * * *        Star Trek: Generations
* * * *        Star Trek: First Contact
* * * *        Star Trek: Insurrection
* * * *        Star Trek: Nemesis
* * * * *        Star Trek
* * *        Star Trek Into Darkness
* * *        Star Trek Beyond
* * * Star Wars – Episode I: Phantom Menace
* * *        Star Wars – Episode II: Attack of the Clones
* * * *        Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
* * * Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) — Worth watching for SW fans, great visuals, good humor, intro needlessly long, overly simplistic plot
* * * *        Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope
* * *        Star Wars – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
* *        Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
* * * * *        Star Wars – Episode VII: The Force Awakens
* * *        Star Wars: The Clone Wars
* * * Sucker Punch
* * * Sunshine
* * Surrogates
* * * Swingers
* * * Swordfish
 
* * * * The Terminator
* * * * *        Terminator 2: Judgment Day
* * *        Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
* * *        Terminator Salvation
* * *        Terminator Genisys
* * * The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
* * * * Thor
* * *        Thor: The Dark World
* * * * Timecop
* *        Timecop: The Berlin Decision
* * * Tommy Boy
* * * * Total Recall
* * * *        Toy Story 2
* * * Transcendence
* * * * Transformers
* * *        Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
* * *        Transformers: Dark of the Moon
* * *        Transformers: Age of Extinction
* * * * TRON
* * * * *        TRON: Legacy (2010)
* * * * * True Lies
* * * * * The Truman Show
 
* * * * Underworld
* * *        Underworld: Evolution
* * *        Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
* * *        Underworld: Awakening
* * * * Up
* * * Upside Down
 
* * * Vertigo
 
* * * * * WALL-E
* * * Wanted
* * * * * WarGames
* * Watchmen
* * * Weird Science
* * * * * Willow
* * * The Wolf Man (1941)
* * * The Wolverine
* * * Wrath of the Titans (2012)
* * * Wreck-It Ralph
 
* * * * * X-Men
* * * *        X-Men 2
* * *        X-Men: The Last Stand
* * *        X-Men: First Class
* * *        X-Men: Days of Future Past
* * *        X-Men: Apocalypse
* * * X-Men Origins: Wolverine
* * * xXx
 
* * * Zoolander