Brian Carr's Movie List

This is mostly a list of movies I want to see and movies I have seen (so I know movies not to see again).

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45 Years 2015
10,000 km 2015
All I Wanna Do
Amos and Andrew
Amour 2013
Another Earth 2011
Are We Done Yet 2007
Back Beat
Bad Moms 2016
Barcelona 2016
Batman Arkham Origins 2016
Batman versus Robin 2015 Animated
Beast of the southern wild 2012
The Better Angels 2014 Cathy
Broken Horses 2015
Burn, Hollywood, Burn
Coach Carter 2005
Consuming Passions 1988
The Conspirators nw 2010
The Corruptor 1999
Creed 2015 rr
The Danish Girl 2015
Deadpool 2016
Demolition 2015
Denial 2016
Desert Dancer 2015
The Devil's Double 2014
Dream Lover 2004
The Driver 2014? Cathy
The Duff 2015
The East 2013
Eden 2014
Eight Days A Week 2006
Embrace of the Serpent 2016 Colombia
The Empty Mirror 1999
Exxtinction 2015
The Faculty 1999
Fantastic Beasts 2017 (and where to find them)
The Final Girls 2015
Florence 2016
For Hope
The Forgotten 2005
Fox Catcher 2015
Free Fire 2016
From Prada to Nada 2015
Fury 2014
Gangs of New York 2000
Ghost in the Shell 2016
Ghost Rider 2002
Ghost Rider 2 Spirit of Vengenace 2006
Ghost Rider 3 Goes Crazy in Europe 2006
Ghost Rider 4 2008
Ghost Rider 5 Back to Basics 2008
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan 3 - 2-15
Goog Luck Chuck 2008
Guardians of the Galaxy 2015
Guardians of the Galaxy 2, The Galaxy Won't Save Itself  2017
The Haunting of Molly Hartley 2008
The Hateful Eight 2015
He Named Me Malala 2015
Henry's Crime 2011
The Hi-Lo Country 1998
Hitchcock 2013
Home Sweet Hell 2014
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1, 2014 
Hunger Pains 2012 Satire
I Smile Back 2014
Infinitely Polar Bear 2014
Inside Out 2016 animated
Insurgent 2014 Divergent follow on
The Intruders 2014
Jack the Giant Slayer 2016
Jack Reacher, Never Go Back 2016
The Jane Austin Book Club 2008
John Wick 2014
Joy 2015 w Jennifer Lawrence
Jungle Book 2106 (much darker than Disney version, not for young kids).
Jupiter Ascending 2015
Kippendorf's Tribe 1998
Knight of Cups 2015
Kontiki 2013
La La Land 2016
Ladron Que Roba A Ladron - To Rob A Thief 2008
Ladrones 2015
Laggies 2015
Life on the Line 2008
Little Indian Big City 1999 na
Locke 2015 Cathy
#Looper 2012
Love and Mercy 2014
Love Rosie 2014
MacBeth 2015
Magic in the Mirror (Fowlplay) 1997
Maid in Manhattan 2004
Man of Steel 2016
Manh(a)ttan Nuclear Family 2014
The Mating Habits of The Earthbound Human 1999
Meet The Deedles 1998 na
Misconduct 2008
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation 2015
Mistress America 2015
Mona Lisa Smile 2004
A Most Violent Year 2014
Murder at 75 Birch 1998-1999 na
My Mom's New Boyfriend Fth2008
Next Stop Wonderland 1999
No Escape 2015
One for the Money 2015
Obvious Child 2015
Pacific Rim 2016
Paterson 2016 Cathy recommended
The Perks of Being A Wallflower 2015
Playing By Heart 1999 MB only, lost na
Pretty In Pink seen
Ran (Japanese with sub-titles)
Reckless Kelly
Redemption 2015
The Revenant 2015
Revenge of the Green Dragons 2016
Ricki and the Flash 2014
Rogue Trader
Room 2015 Lenny Abrahamson
The Royals 2014
Run All Night 2015
Samba 2015
The Secret Lives of Bees 2009
Scent of A Woman
The School of Flesh
Sicario 2015
Silence 2016
Searching for Sugar Man 2012
Secret Window 2005
Sex, Love, and Cold Hard Cash
Shadow Dancer 2013
Shaghai Triad
A Shine of Rainbows 2011
Snowden 2016
Spiderman 2008 (1)
Spiderman 2
Spiderman 3
Spotlight 2015
Spy - Mellisa McCarthy 2015
Star Trek: The Beginning 2009
Star Trek: Beyond 2016
Star Wars 1 A New Hope 1977 - 2006 rqw
Star Wars 2 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 - 2006 rqw
Star Wars 3 Return of the Jedi 1983 - 2006 rqw
Star Wars 7 The Force Awakens 2015
Star Wars 8 Rogue One 2016
Stowaway 1936 na
Sully 2016
Summer Pasture 2010 na
Suspect Zero 2005
Swiss Army Man 2016
Tagget 1991tv na
The Temp 1993 na
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Testament of Youth 2014
The Tree of Life 2011
Third Person 2014
Trade 2009
Trumbo 2015
Twelve Years a Slave 2013
Tusk 2015
Up At The Villa
Unfinished Business 2015
The Very Thought Of You
Vice 2015
The Visitors
The Voices 2015
Aalk in the Woods 2015
Walking and Talking
Watch It
The White Countess 2008
White Chicks 2005bran
Wild Target 2011 rr
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom 2015
With Honors
What Happened, Miss Simone? 2015
When Marnie Was There 2016 animated
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2016
Without A Paddle 2005sky
Wonder Woman 2017
When did you last see your father 2007
When in Rome 2010
Yes Man 2009
13 Hours 2016 **+  Dramatization of Benghazi attack, makes cahracters more real, nicely done
13 Going on 30 2005 *** 13 year old girl dreams of being 30, experiences it and then goes back to fix things. 
20th Century Women 2016 *+ Suprisingly interesting drama of single mom in the 70's with teenage son.
40 days and 40 nights 1999 *+ Young man is messed up after break up, vows to go 40 days without sex, meets really nice girl, ...
10,000 BC * Inaccurate portrayal of pre-historic life, slavers traveled from Siberia (mammoths) through Africa to Egypt with rescuers following and leading a revolt.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared 2015 ** Forest Grump kind of story of guy who escpaes from his retirement home....
12 Monkees ** Time traveler tries to find information about plague for future (can't change past).
127 Hours 2011 + Guy trapped in canyon when climbing / hiking alone.
1492: Conquest of Paradise * Epic presentation of early American colonial period.
28 Days 2007 * Young woman, drug addict, forced into rehab for DUI etc, straightens her life out as she faces her issues.
3:10 for Yuma 2008 *+ Rancher helps take
42 A True Story of an American Legend 2013 ** The story of the first black baseball player, Jackie Robinson
99 Homes 2015 * Dramatiation of the mortage crisis of 2010 and crazy repossessions in Florida, bad deals eating at the soul.
A Map Of The World ** Ordinary housewife accused of sexually abusing kids.  Turns life upside down.
A Night at the Roxbury + Comedy about 'loser' brothers who succeed in disco scene.
A Walk On The Moon + Wife vacationing in Catskills with kids has affair, gets caught, gets back with husband.
Abduction 2014 *+ High school student discovers his parents are agents, killed trying to protect him, exacts vengeance.
Absolute Power *+ Burglar witnesses murder by very powerful person, blamed and hunted, proves innocence.
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective ** Spoof on police shows.  Classic.
Ace Ventura, When Nature Calls * Rescues great whjte bat in Africa.
Across the Universe 2007 + Enlish young man (Beatles musical) travels to U.S. to meet his father, stylized 60's experiences.
Air 2015 * Technicians maintain sleepers after chemical apocalypse, only enough oxygen for two hours maintenance every six months.  When module fails, one of the two must die.
The Adam's Family ** Funny movie in theme of old TV Series.  Baby gets sick.
Adam's Family Values ** Funny movie in theme of old TV Series.  Uncle finds love.
The Adjustment Bureau **+ Politiican and dancer meet and have special chemistry but 'The Adjustment Bureau' (guys in special hats) tries to keep them apart....
The Admiral: Roaring Currents Korean 2015 **+ In 1500's Japan invades Korea, Admiral given command of 12 ships to stop over 300.  Uses currents and whirlpool to sink 130+, lose zero.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1998
The Age of Adaline 2014 ** Young woman in an accident stops aging, becomes loner to avoid attention, finds romance
Agnes Brown + Life of Scottish widow with many kids.
Air Force One * Terrorist hijack Air Force One to get release of captured terrorist leader....
Alfie 2005 * Limo driver has numerous women, realizes the emptiness of it
All The Little Animals *+ Wealthy retarded young English man runs away to keep wealth.
Allied 2016 *+ WWII spy drama, German spy pretendds to be British agent, marries and falls in love with British agent.
Almost Famous ** Kid in high school loves rock and roll, becomes journalist for Rolling Stones, takes road trip, ...
Aloha 2015 ** Nice romantic dramatization of effort to weoponize space, stopped with happy endin
American Sniper 2015 ** Story of Chris Kyle, American sniper in Iraq.
Amistad *+ Trial from slave trade when illegal, federal court orders slaves returned to Africa, slave fortress in Sierra Leone (soon to be a British colony) destroyed 
Amor, Delor y Vice Versa 2008 *+ Spanish with subtitles, woman egineer dreams of stalker who she also stalks, very strange dark romance
An American Tale *+ Animation of mice in historic England.
An Ideal Husband *+ Nice film about romantic intrigue in pre-WWII England.
Angels and Insects * 1900 or so English upper class love story.
Anna and the King *** Historical romance of English widow/tutor in Siam (Thailand) during 1860's.
Anomalisa 2016 animated - Pointless drama animated about a guy's mid life crisis
Anthropoid 2016 ** WWII Czech resistance assaninates head of local Germans ..... 
Argameddon + Predictable unrealistic movie about drilling on asteroid headed to Earth.
Argo 2012 * A dramatization of the Iranian embassy hostages and the escape of 6 who left the embassy.
Arlington Road *+ Man discovers his neighbor is terrorist.  Surprise ending.
Arrival 2016 * Aliens visit, live beyond linear time, help us so we can help them later.
Artificial Intelligence ** Robots made a children seek love in population restricted world.
The Associate * Whoopi invents a white male pardner to succeed in finance industry.
At Any Price 2012 * Drama about troubles of modern farming.
Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me * 60's secret agent frozen to fight frozen super criminal.  Spoof on 007.  Pretty fun.
Back Beat + Story of early years of the Beatles.
Bad Boys ** Bank robbers pull off super crime.
Baghdad Cafe ** German tourist wife abandoned at desert motel/cafe.  Livens up place.
Basquiat + About black drug addict who becomes famous graffiti artist.
A Beautiful Mind *** Brilliant mathemarician (Nash) struggles with schizophrenia (halluncinating people and plots).
Beethoven's 2nd - Kids flick about St. Bernard dogs as heros.
BeetleJuice 1988 -> 2008 Couple dies unexpectedly and haunts dream house.  Need to get rid of obnoxious new owners, gets help of BetelGueus.
Before Midnight 2013 + Random interactions of couple on vacation in Greece.
Behind Enemy Lines - Boring predictable movie about pilot shot down behind....
Being Human *+ Interesting collection of vigenettes abaout lovers through time.
Bend It Like Beckham ** Young Indian girl in UK plays soccer against her families wishes.
Bender's Big Score ** Scammers use email viruses to take over company and steal code to time travel off of Fry's butt.  Steal all wealth from past, try to kill Fry, but he gets back.
Benny & Joon ** Nice movie about two odd kids who fall in love with each other.
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2012 *** English retirees try outsourcing to India.
Bicentennial Man *+ Andriod becomes human.  Quite predictable.
Big ** Boy wishes to be big and gets his wish....
Big Daddy * Irresponsible young man learns responsibility caring for five year old kid.
Big Bully *- Weak kid and bully grow with tables turned, works out in end.
The Big Short * 2015 Sort of documentary of people who saw the mortgage bubble coming and sold them short in 2007 / 2008.
Bikur ha-Tizmoret, The Bands Visit 2007 * Egyptian Police Band (orchestra) had concert in Israel, problems develop, stuff happends.
Billy Madison + Low brow humor about young man who goes through school again to win approval of his wealthy father.
Birdman 2014 + Has been actor, off broadway plays as comic book hero, makes it to Broadway and self destructs, loses touch with reality.
The Bishop's Wife *** Old movie about angel who falls in love with another's wife.
Black Rain *+sa Hard line cop sent to Japan and gets involved in cracking down on organized crime.
Blackout Effect ** Attempt to blame plane collision on Air Traffic Controller when actually antiquated equipment.
Black Swan 2010 + New star with NY ballet has crazy demanding mother (failed ballerina herself) and breaks down under the stress of becoming the star.  
Blast From The Past **+ Child raised in bomb shelter for 35 years come out.  Fun!
Blind Fury ** Fun satire on blind vet who gets caught up in drug kidnapping.
The Blind Side *** Big black kid transfers to church school, adopted by teacher's family, great football player.
The Bling Ring 2015 * Dramatization of teens who broke into houses of wealthy and famous.
Blue is the Warmest Color 2013 + French film, english sub-titles. French high school girl discovers she is lesbian.
Blue Jasmine 2013 - Self centered delusional woman screws up her life and that of those around her.  Ends up homeless.
The Bodyguard ** Ex-secret service agent protects female rock singer.
Born Yesterday *+ Self made bullying millionaire has reporter train his Vegas wife for D.C. society.
Bounce 2000 **+ Flight crashes after passengers swap tickets.  Shallow sales guy lives in place of solid family guy, wants to offer condolences to family falls in love....
Boyhood 2015 + Boy grows up with divorced parents, different stuff happens.
Break Point 2014 * Middle age brothers who had been good at tennis when kids are stalled in their lives, partner up for the tennis opens, get straightened out.
The Bridesmaids - Logn time friend of bride is Maid of Honor while her life falls apart.  She is very narcissistic and self serving but still things turn out alright for her.  Go figure! 
Bridge of Spies 2015 *+ Lawyer defends Russian spy and later arranges trade for Blackbird pilot.
Bridget Jones Diary *+ English single woman finds love after humorous failures.  Destiny?
Broken City 2013 Mayor hires ex-cop PI to investigate his wife, needs to cover up murder, but won't
Brooklyn 2015 * Irish imigrant settles into Brooklyn around 1925 it seems.  Finds romance in U.S., returns to Ireleand to visit, goes back to U.S. wiser.
Brother's Keeper + Documentary to old backward farmer's trial for killing his brother.
Burnt 2015 + Burnt out chef makes come back, lacks focus, repays debts, acheives success
The Butler 2013 *+ Black man taken as house servant after father murdered, becomes butler in White House, continues through Obama as president.
Cabin by the Lake *+ Serial killer is writer who drowns / kills girls as research in lake where there is special effects crew.  They discover bodies, save girl....
Cairo Time * Married woman finds romance in Cairo with busy husband, but it is only a short fling.
Camelot *+ Classical King Author epic, big budget movie.
Canadian Bacon + Satire, president manufactures war/tension to maintain popularity, almost war with Canada
Carol 2015 ** Divorcing woman in 50's has affair with younger woman, risks losing access to her daughter....
Casino Jack 2011 + Drama about DC lobbyist who pushes the limits, ends in joil for fraud, ....  Quite predictable and depressing.
Casino Royale * James Bond, recent movie, early in career, catches terrorist climbing building under construction, poker game to fund terrorism.
Cast Away ** FedEx executive stranded on island, learns new sense of time.
The Castle ** Independent Australian family fights airport right of way.
Catch and Release 2006 *+ When fiance dies, woman discovers things about his past, learns about him and herself.  Grows.
Catch Me If You Can *+ Young con man becomes pilot, tracked by FBI (check fraud).
Cedar Rapids 2011 + Comedy? New devoted insurance salesman gets sent to represent company in competition.  Gets involved with sex, drugs, and bribery.  Straightens out and starts own agency. 
The Cell ** SF story about getting information from comatose serial killer via shared dreams.
The Cider House Rules * Life of orphan at isolated orphanage in Maine.
Chappie 2015 * Robotic cops used in South Africa to deal with gang violence, one defective unit made conscious, others are hacked, disabled
Cheaper By The Dozen * Predictable slap stick comedy on underlying theme of problems of balancing career and family.
Chocolat 2000 * Atheist woman opens chocolate shop in conservative French town.
Chronicles of Riddick *** Follow on to Pitch Black, Riddick is last of Furians, all others killed by Necromonger whose death was foretold by an oracle by a Furian, killed all other Furians, Riddick kills him, becomes leader.
Citizen Ruth ** Woman who wants abortion becomes center of political dispute.
City of Angels *** Angel greets souls of dying, falls in love with woman doctor, becomes mortal.
CJ7 2008 Japanese with sub titles, boy with poor father, mother died, struggles in school.
Clara's Heart ** Jamaican nanny helps troubled son through difficult times.
Clay Pigeons + Young man in Texas encounters serial killer, FBI, strange involvements.
Clear and Present Danger 1998 * Drug cartel pirate ship, kill everyone aboard, U.S. siezes millions, cartel stikes back, makes deal with CIA to betray soldiers who aren't suposed to be in Colombia
Cloud Atlas 2012 *** Skips between scenes from U.S historical to far future, same people acting out persecution of good people and their continued resistance, sometimes success.
Collateral Beauty 2017 *Head of ad agency loses daughter and loses interest in work.  Partners try to help
Colors ** Two policemen work with controlling gangs in LA.
The Company You Keep 2012 ** FBI arrest 30 year fugitive, Albany reporter expands.
The Coneheads ***+ Life of coneheads (aliens to conquer Earth).  Very funny.
Consenting Adults ** Con man arragnes nightly trading of wives with neighbor, fakes murder of his wife for insurance...
Contact ** SETI astonomer receives plans for interdimensional device.  Only transports mind.
Contagion 2011 * Epidemic played out, surprisingly realistic.
The Contender 2000 * Process to choose new vice president, smear attacks.
Cookie's Fortune *+ Life in small town when elderly woman dies.
Critial Condition * Flaky businessman caught up in mob arrest, feigns insanity, in major storm proves himself.
The Crossing Guard * People deal with death of girl by drunk driver.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon **+ Kungfu classic, dubbed English, great choreography of fights, beautiful scenery.
Crybaby ** Woman professor teaching about serial killer is stalked herself.
The Crying Game ** British soldier kidnapped by IRA, held hostage.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt 3w 2008 **+ Drama about baby who is born seeming very old, but who appears younger, in better health, as he grows older, depression through miillenia
Curse of the Talisman + Predictable horror about cursed talisman and high school/town attacked.
Dallas Buyers Club 2013 * Rodeo rider finds out he has aids, 30 days to live, homophobic, struggles to get drugs, troubles with FDA, ....
Dances With Wolves ** Calvary soldier lives with indians when misdirected in orders.
Dangerous Liasons **+ Portayal of deceitful seductions in times past.
Dark City ***+ Humans in city where each night people's memory and city is altered.
Dark Shadows 2012 *+ Jilted lover / witch kills finace of ex, makes into vampire and inprisons ex for 200 years.  Destroyed previously wealthy family, ex returns and destroys her.
Days of Thunder ** Classic underdog story of stock car race car driver.
Dante's Inferno - Very predictable volcano destroys town after scientists predicts it....
The Dark Night Rises *+ Gotham series movie continuation, super criminal, Bane, takes over Gotham with threat of H-bomb, Batman saves city, fakes death ...
Dead Calm *+ Couple rescues mad killer at sea, ...
Dead Poet's Society *** Radical teacher teaches kids independent thinking.
Demolition Man * Cop frozen then thawed in future to capture nemesis.
Departures 2008 ** Japanese film (sub-titles) about cellist who is fired, needs to take up being an undertaker to support his sweet, lovely wife.
The Devil's Advocate **+ Attorney gets tempted to accept deal with devil.
Digimon, The Digidestined Child + Japanese animations of Digimon universe.
Disclosure ** High tech executive fights way out of merger intrigue.
The Dish 2001 * Australian Dish attenna receives TV signal from moon landing.
Divergent 2013 *+ Future city assigns all citizens to one of five factions based on personality in order to best serve society, preserve the peace (after decimating war previously).
Doctor Strange 2016 *+ Marvel meets Tibetan buddhism, NY doctor pulled into astral dimension, defeats lord of dark dimension
Dog Day Afternoon + Bank robbery goes bad for first time robbers, take hostages....
A Dog of Flanders ** Boy artist has tough life, but all turns out great.
Domestic Disturbance * New step father to troubled boy turns out to have criminal past, ....
Don't Say A Word 2001 * Thriller about criminals who kidnap psychiatrist's daughter.  Not very plausible.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead + Teenagers fantasy about taking care of themselves (five kids) while mom is on vacation and the babysitter died.
Down in the Delta **+ Black woman struggling in Chicago heads back to Mississippi where she connects with her family's history (stolen silver candle holder) and finds her way.
Down To You * College lovers break up (met to soon), then get back together.
The Drifter - Engaged woman has affair with hitchhiker, fiance hires wacko to find out if she is cheating (he is)....
Dragon Heart *+ Dragon enslaved for evil.
Dragonfly ** Pregnant wife/doctor dies in jungle, haunts husband to get him to retrieve their daughter who survived
Dr. Dolittle * Boy gives up talking to animals, starts again when unhappy as adult, doctor.  Starts talking to animals again.
Dreamgirls 2006 + Drama about black singers in the 60's.
Eat, Pray, Love 2010 *** Recently divorced writer / woman takes trip to Italy, India, Indonesia (Bali) and ....
The Edge * Wealthy man target for killers in Alaska.  All stranded in wilderness.
Elizabeth * Story of complex 'love' life of Queen Elizabeth.
Emma *+ English colonial period piece about young woman who developes maturity and finds love.
Enders Game 2013 ** Young children trained to lead space battles against formics, telepathic ant like aliens.  Pretty true to book, nice special effects.
The Endless Summer + Travel docuementary around the world surfing.
Enemy At the Gate ** Russian sniper in Stalingrad becomes hero, has duel with German sniper.
Enemy of the State ** Congressman killed for opposing imagined future Patriot act, caught on video, efforts to suppress, hooks up with ex-NSA guy, loses tape, turns things around.
The English Patient *+ WWII patient is dying, recovers memories of before, ....
Eraser **+ U.S. Marshal protects witness from weopons dealers.
Escape From L.A. * Repressive U.S. government exiles criminals to L.A. (now island after earthquake).
Everybody's Fine 2009 - When all kids cancel on visiting, retired newly widowed father goes to visit kids.  Blah!
Evil Dead 2 2000 + Rather formulaic horror film about lost 'book the dead' which allows eveil spirits to enter our universe with supernatural powers and, finally, banishes them back to their own universe.
Executive Decision * Terrorists have nerve gas on hijacked flight which is boarded in flight.
Eye of the Needle *+ German spy in England in WW2 discovers Normandy invasion, ....
Eyes of Laura Mars * Artist photographer starts having visions of violence, changes her theme to violence, attracts deadly stalker who becomes source visions, ...
Face Off * Cop and criminal swapped places.
Fall of Legends 1994 + Gorgeous young man is hero, acts impulsively and childishly creating misery and suffereing for those around him, not sure why he is considered hero and not villian.
Fallen *** Demon goes from person to person killing and taking new bodies.
The Family Just Got A Little Stranger (Adam's Family) **+ Uncle falls in love, kids go to camp.   Great fun.
The Family Man 2001 **+ Successful investment manager gets a glimpse of what he is missing by living the life he would have lived if he had put his college fiance ahead of career.
Far and Away * Irish upperclass woman and poor criminal run away to America for free land.  Fight then fall in love.
Farscape ** Exodus From Genesis - Colony of roaches invade space ship.
         *+ Throne for A Loss - Rigel kidnapped for ransom.
       b ** Back and Back and Back To The Future - Ship caught in time loops
         ** Thank God It's Friday, Again - Planet enslaved growing mind control drug/food.
       c ** DNA Mad Scientist - lab specimen becomes super intelligent through DNA manipulation.  Turns tables...
         ** They've Got A Secret - Moyer (the ship) is pregnant and gets morning sickness....
The Fault in our Stars 2013 * Two teenagers with cancer meet in a support group, fall in love, struggle....
Faulty Towers + English comedy about hotel run by couple
Fearless + Man survives plane crash mostly unscathed, then faces traumas.
Fences 2016 * Life of a poor black family in the 60's / 70's....  
A Few Good Men *+ Pvt. killed thru hazing (Code Red) in Marines and low ranking enlisted tried as scape goats
Fierce Animals *- Zoo taken over by corporation, must increase profits.
Fight Club ** Story about man in rut who starts fighting club, later terrorist group.  Interesting twists.
The Fifth Element ** Seemingly helpless girl is saviour of human race.
The Fifth Estate 2013 *+ Recreation of wikileaks origins, based on lies and secrets itself, wikileaks exposes the lies and secrets of others
Fill the Void 2013 + Hassidic girl navigates through arranged marriage to older man, a widower of her older sister.
Fire Over England + Old movie with intrigues around sinking of Spanish Armada.
The Firm ** New lawyer gets tied in with unscrupulous firm.
The First Wives Club ** Funny movie about three divorcees who turn things around.
Fist of Legend (Jet Li) * Kungfu movie about Japanese/Chinese tensions before WWII in Shanghai.
Flashback 1990 2002 * FBI agent (raised as hippy, now very straight) escorts hippy prisoner to trial, loses him, but get turned around as hippy fakes own death.
Flight of the Intruder 1991-2003 * Drama about Navy bombers toward the end of Vietnam.  Makes bomb attack on restricted target.
Flirting With Disaster + Adopted son goes with wife to meet real parents, corny complications arise such as wrong parents....
The Fly *+ Teleportation device gets inventor mixed up with fly when transporting.
The Fog of War + Remininences of McNamara, mostly rehash of old tired ideas.
For Love of Olivia ** Black man falsely accused of murder.
Foul Play * Comedy. Complex assasination attempt on the pope.
Four Weddings and A Funeral *** Couple meet at wedding but don't pursue it, then realize they love each other but ....
The Fourth Protocol *+ British and Soviet intrigue about spy sent with with nuclear bomb, all plot to advance the career of two leaders, one on each side.
French Kiss ** Nervous and shy woman goes to Paris to be ditched by her fiance, gets revenge and finds new love.
Friday Off + Comdedy about life in the hood (black neighborhood).  More ordinary view of life.
Fruitvale Station 2013 + Young black man's life and family before he was shot accidentally by police at Fruitvale Station in CA.
The Funeral ** Japanese funeral (sub-titles).  Interesting picture of Japanese life.
Galaxy Quest 2000 *+ Satire on Star Trek, actors at sci-fi conference taken by real aliens on adventure
Gallipoli * Experiences of Australian freinds in WWI in Middle East.
Gangster Squad 2012 ** LA cops turn vigilantes and fight orgainzed crime in 50's.
The Gatekeepers 2013 * Documentary / interviews of Israeli / Palestinian problems Israeli intelligence perspective.
Gattica ***+ Genetic typing used to predict so many things, future astronauts assumes fake identity.
The Getaway *+ Wife makes deal to get her husband out of prison, rob bank, get to Mexico.
Ghost * Banker killed to cover up money laundering by 'friend'.  Stays as ghost until sets things right.
The Ghost and the Darkness ** Two man eating lions delay construction of railway bridge in Africa.
Ghosts of Mississippi ** Trial of KKK murderer 25 years later.
Glory ** Story of black regiment in civil war.
Gone With The Wind ***+ Civil war epic about forlorn lovers.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly **+ Two outlaws and a bounty hunter look for chest of gold.
Good Will Hunting *+ Unrealistic portayal of physics super genius from poor background.
Goodbye Girl **+ Single actress and daughter are forced to share apartment with guy.  ...
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2015 ** Quirky story of lobby boy and conceirge for very psoh hotel through WWII.
Gravity 2013 * Astronauts stranded in space holocaust....
The Great Gatsby 2012 **+ Drama about excesses of the roaring 20's, long love of Gatsby and his dreams for her. 
The Great Santini + Classic 60's movie about air force pilot and family in 50's.  Quite predictable.
The Grifters * Young kid learns to be grifter, depressing.
Groundhog Day ***** Weather announcer stuck in same day until he gets it right.
Guns, germs, and steel 2005 * Documentary about why some cultures dominated others through history.
The Guns of Navarone + WWII commandos destroy Nazi naval guns on Greek occupied island.
Hamburger Hill * Vietnam 1969, experiences of group taking hill from NVA.
Happy Gilmore *** Hocky player goes into golf to save family home from foreclosure.  Very Funny.
The Harmonists *+ Subtitled, German (half jews) singing groups experiences before WWII.
The Heat 2013 ** FBI agent and Boston cop (both women) team up to catch drug czar.  Funny, action, drama. 
He's Just Not That Into You (2009) * Single woman shares with single bar tender
Hearts In Atlantis **+ Psychic befriends boy, hunted by F.B.I..
Hellboy *+ Nazis open portal in desperation, allow entry of baby, named Hellboy, who grows to fight occult enemies, protect life on Earth...
Hidden Figures 2016 **+ Nice dramatization of black women who worked in early NASA.
High School High * Satire about dorky upper class teacher who teaches at ghetto high school
The Highlander + Cool graphics, poor plot about immortals who kill each other by cutting off each other's heads.
Hitch *+ Will Smith sets up romance for single men, falls in love, but his trickster ways interferes with romance.
The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey 2012 * Hobbit and 12 dwarves (refugees of fallen home) start on quest...
The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 * 
Hoffa + Life of Jimmy Hoffa.
The Holiday 2007 *+ Two unhappy single women exchange houses for the holidays, rural England and LA.  They sort out their past relationship issues and find healthy relationships.
The Horseman on the Roof 1996 * French - Italian revolutionary in France survives the cholera plague.... 
The House of Yes 1999 Interesting variation of finace meeting family, wealthy family, normal girl, crazy twin sister (Jacki-O)...
Housesitter *+ Woman takes over empty house pretending to be new wife, they get caught up in lies and finally marry.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back * 40 year woman dates 20 year old man.
The Hudsucker Proxy 1999 * Naive new guy made president of a hard line corporation, stylized from 30's.
Hunger Games 2012 *** Future society requires tribute of one boy and girl each year from each district to fight to death until only one lives. 
Hunger Games, Catching Fire 2013 ** Winners last year too popular, inspiration to revolution.  New games set with only winners from previous games.  Girl brings down force field, ends games, and is saved by leaders of the revolution.
Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 ** Revolution ...
Hurly Burly + Meaningless interactions of druggies a al Pulp Fiction but without violence and less vulgarity.
I Love Trouble ** Male and female report compete to scoop story, but fall in love.
I Love You To Death * Italian husband cheats a lot, but gets caught ....
The Imitation Game 2015 **+ Interspresed scenes from Alan Turing's life as boy picked on at private school, building first computer to break German Enigma codes in WWII, and homosexual mathematician afterwards.   
Identity Thief 2013 Comedy, A Denver businessman chases an Orlando thief who stole his identity and ruined his credit rating with a huge spending spree. When the local authorities refuse to arrest her, he heads to Orlando to personally capture her and deliver her to the police.
In the Bedroom + Interactions of a family, not memorable.
In Country *+ Daughter investigates father who dies in Vietnam.
In The Line Of Duty ** Secret service agent becomes target of assasin.
Inequality for All, Robert Reich - Boring diatribe by failed liberal economist repeating the standard sound bites and unfounded conclusions.  Very biased and self serving.
Inherit The Wind + Drama about first evolution in schools trial.
The Innocent ** Just after WWII Englsih engineer and German national fall in love, torn apart by intrigues.
Insomnia ** Top murder detective from LA sent to Alaska with pardner to solve serial murder, under pressure from IA, can't sleep, accidentally kills pardner, covers it up.
Internal Affairs * Corrupt cops investigated.
Interview with a Vampire *+ Life history of vampire from New Orleans, 1790.  Accurate portrayal of Anne Rice book.
Intimate Power ** Rebellious French girl sold into slavery, into harem of Ottoman Sultan, becomes powerful.
Ironman * Defense contractor held captive, redirects corporation.
The Island ** Clones raised for organs, secretly made conscious, false memories, told there was a contamination and they are waiting to win lottery to go to the island (killed for organs).  Two escape...
Jackie Brown ** Airline stewardess gets into trouble bringing money into country.
Jerry MacGuire **+ Agent for sports players starts own business, find love as he grows through difficult times
Joe Gould's Secret * Newspaper writer popularizes homeless person writing oral history of the world.
Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 *+ Early Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks movie, hyprochondriac in awful job is diagnosed to have only six months to live.  Agrees to jump into volcano (has to be done once every hundred years to save island).  Finds and marries love, turns life around.
John Tucker Must Die 2006 * Basketball star dates three girls who plot revenge.  Remake wallflower for their revenge.
Johny Stecchino **+ Very funny comedy (sub-titles) about Italian wimp who looks just like mobster.
Julie & Julia 2009 ** Parallel development of life of Julia Child as she wrote cook book and blogger who made all 525 recipes in a year.
Jumanji 1995 ** Game brings jungle adventures to life, spans 26 years, everything returns to normal when finished.
The Jungle Book *+ In India, young man of jungle is super hero (blinding speed, firends with animals) takes treasonous British soldiers to treasure
Just My Luck 2006 ** Pretty young woman with great luck meets nerdy guy with unbelievable bad luck.  They kiss and trade luck....
The Kid 2000 *+ An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears. 
The King's Speech ** Speech therapists teaches England's new king to overcome stuttering in England's hour of need.
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014 r
Kingpin * Corny movie about professional bowlers....
Kiss of the Spider Woman * Complex intrigue about two prisoners, one political and one 'faggot'.
Kundun ** Nice story about life of Dahli Lama.
L.A. Confidential * Mafia in L.A., plays on Dragnet image.
Lady Eve ** Funny B&W film about con woman who falls in love with her shill.
Lady Hawke * Betrayed and cursed lovers are each hawk/wolf by day/night.
Lady In White ** Nice movie about little boy who helps stop serial killer with help of a ghost.
The Lady Vanishes ** Alfred Hitchcock movie about vanishing woman and everyone on train denies she was ever there except another woman.
Last Night + Experiences of people on last night before Earth destroyed.
Lathe of Heaven ***+  BBC Sci-fi movie about man whose dreams alter reality.
Learning to Drive 2015 + Sikh immigrant instructor teaches divroced woman how to drive.  They support each other and move on with their lives.
Leap of Faith **+ Con man revivalist loses cynicism with real miracle.
Legend of the Fall * Romantic movie about a woman and three brothers who love her.  Boring and predictable at start, but more interesting toward end.
Lemony Snickets, A Series of Unfortunate Events 2005 **+ Fun Jim Crarie movie about orphans and plot to steal their wealth.
Liar Liar ** Lawyer has to go a day without being able to lie.
Life ** Two NY blacks wrongly convicted of murder.
The Life Aquatic - Movie about fictional marine research research vessel and documentary.  Appears to be an inane satire on Jasque Costeau documentaries.
Life in Flight + Married construction contractor falls in love with designer he works with.
Life Is Beautiful ** Movie about happy Italian jew who was put in concentration camp with son and made it a game for him.
Life of Pi Zookeeper * Man stranded on life boat has fantasies about his survival with tiger on board....
Lillies of The Field B&W Movie about German nuns building chapel in NM.
Limbo **+ Interesting movie about life in Alaska.
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 ** Defense lawyer thinks he had inneocent client (for once), but it turns out he is very evil client.
Little Black Book 2004 *+ New producer on day time TV has her investigations into her boyfriend's ex's as surprice on, gets job with Diane Sawyer, meets Carly Simon
The Little Princess **+ Shirley Temple, little girl's father MIA in WWI.
A Little Princess ***+ Remake, little girl's father MIA in WWI
The Lobster 2016
Local Hero * Odd movie about negotiator for oil company who must buy town in Northern Scotland
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels + English comedy about mix ups for stolen shotguns.
Long Kiss Goodbye ** Woman with amensia gradually remembers she was assasin.
Lorenzo's Oil * Movie about developing treatment for boy with serious nervous failure.
Lost In Yonkers ** Brothers stay with Grandmother and Aunt during hard times of WWII.
Love and Other Drugs 2011 Drug rep goes over the top, falls for woman with Parkinson's, she goes to Canada for cheap drugs.  They decide to stick it out.
Love and Treason + Escpaed convict has code to control any computer system.
Love Me or Leave Me + Singer gets help from minor mobster.
Love Potion Number Nine **+ Fun movie about two scientists who discover very love powerful potion.
Lucas *** Nerdish boy (12?) falls in love with new girl in town (High School).
Mad Dog Glory ** Indentured young woman comes between straight single cop and loan shark.
Mad Dog Time + Gangster gets of insane asylum and sets off long series of shoot outs.
The Man Who Knew Too Little 1998 * Dull friendly American visits relatives in England, put into 'real life theatre', gets involved of satire of spy thriller.
The Man Who Know Too Much * Alfred Hitchcock 1955, American family drawn into overseas assasination plot.
The Man Who Wasn't There * B&W Barber in 50's goes from very boring life to blackmail, murder, ....
The Man with One Red Shoe *+ Spoof about fude between CIA bosses uses man chosen at random as bait (thought to be super spy).
Mandela, A long walk to freedom 2013 *+ Dramatization of life of Nelson Mandela, good historical perspective.
Manhattan Murder Mystery - Classic Woodie Allen movie about complex murder.
Manon of the Spring **+ Subtitled Greek woman discovers she has water rights to town.
Mansfield Park * Young woman of poor background is raised in upper class family in 1800 England.  Makes it on her own.
Mao's Last Dancer 2009 *+ Girl of 11 selected to learn ballet, ...
Marie Antoinette 2006 * Historical drama of Marie Antoinette.  More sympathetic to Marie, but not very well put together.
Marnie * Alfred Hitchcock movie about con woman who overcomes childhood traumas.
Married To The Mob *+ Widow of mobster suspected by F.B.I., gets into the midst of the action.
Married Life 2007 * Fifties style movie about married couple who aren't happy, have affairs, husband starts to murder wife but reconsiders when his lover breaks up with him, their marriage gets better.
The Martian 2015 * Storm causes them to abort mission, leave early, leave on astornaut behind thinking him dead, lost in storm, he survives and they rescue him. 
Marv *+ Teenage nerd tries to be superhero, Kick Ass, gets beat up, becomes YouTube famous, real heroes Hit Man and Big Daddy, bring down crime boss.
The Mask *** Mask allows wearer to become whatever they want.
The Mask of Zorro * Old Zorro retires, trains new Zorro and they work together, save CA ...
The Matrix **** People trapped in virtual world while AI machines use them as energy sources.
McLintock! * 1963 John Wayne Western about wealthy rancher getting back back with estranged wife.  A little funny.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015 * Loner guy in high school makes friends with girl with leukemia, makes home movies.
The Mean Season * Serial killer chooses newspaper writer as contact, terrorizes him and girlfriend.
Meet The Parents * Comedy about male nurse who meets strange parents of fiance.  Father is paranoid but in the ends all works out.
Men In Black ***+ Very funny spoof on UFO's.  Surprisingly consistent in premises.
Men In Black II *** Continues with agent brought back from retirement.
Miami Blues *+ Murderer and ex-con arrives in Miami and assumes identity of victim, hooks up with prostitue and tries to start a regular life, pretending to be 
The Messenger *+ Story of Joan of Arc.
The Mexican *+ Interesting tale about U.S. organized crime and antique gun in Mexico.
Michael ** Angel helps two low life reporters get together.
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935, 2007 + Classical rendition.
Mimic - Far fetched and predictable SciFi horror movie about super insects.
Minority Report *** Cool movie about 'precogs' who predict murders which are then prevented; infallible?
The Miracle Maker - Clamation history of Jesus.  Lacks depth.
The Mirror Has Two Faces * Ex-lovers get back together (Barbara Streisand)
Mission Impossible 2 * Super virus stolen, tracked down and destroyed.
Miss Congeniality * Rough woman cop goes undercover as beauty pageant contestant.
A Month By The Lake 1995 * Two elderly singles vacation by a lake in Italy before WW2 and finally connect, have romance.  
Moondance Alexander 2009 * Girl with single mom takes care of horses, gets to ride in exchange, enters jumping tournament
Money Talks * Comedy about street black who gets mixed up with serious diamond ring.
Monsignor * Priest in WW2 caught up Vatican financial woes, uses black market, etc..
Monster In Law ** Manipulative mother tries to interfere with son's romance/wedding.  Becomes war.  she finally gives in and is included in family.
Monster's Ball *+ Odd story about small town people and execution's impact on their lives.  In style of Sling Blade.
Moonlight 2016 + Drama about life of black boy as he grows up in poverty, drugs, etc.
Moonlighting 1982 ** Polish workers imigrate to UK as cheap illegal workers.
Mortdecai 2014 + Silly satire of whining English painting P.I..
The Morning After * Drunkard actress wakes with dead body in bed with her.  Unravels frame with new love.
Mr. Holland's Opus ***+  Music teacher has big impact on students.
Mr. Jones 1993-1999 *+ Man with mental disorders developes relationship with his therapist.
Moulin Rouge *+ Odd movie about Bohemians in Paris around 1900 and cortesan who falls in love with poor writer.
The Mummy (Remake) * Egyptian mummy (mummified alive) brought back
Muriel's Wedding *** A nice funny Australian movie about a spoiled girl who learns to take responsibility.
Music of The Heart 1999 * Divorced mom takes inner city job teaching violins...
My Best Friend's Wedding ** Old friend tries to break up wedding.
My Life So Far + Experiences of boy brought up on English estate.
My Own Private Idaho - 1991 Strange movie about gay male prostitutes and psychadelic drugs.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend 2006 * Young woman with super powers is way crazy, won't accept break up, ....
Nebraska 2013 *+ Middle Aged man takes road trip with senile father who believes he won a million dollars in magazine sweepstake.
The Net 2007 *** Woman computer nerd finds backdoor into security system and gets into serious trouble with faked computer records.
Never Been Kissed *** Reporter goes undercover as high school student, finds love with teacher.
The Next Three Days 2010 * Mom and wife convicted of murder, husband her out of jail and they with son to a new life out of country.
The Newton Boys * Poor farmers turned bank robber during roaring twenties in Texas.
Nikita * Teenage boys parents are 'sleeper' KGB spies.  Caught in murder/blackmail intrigue with F.B.I..
Nightwatch 2000 + Law student is night watchman at morgue / coroner building.  Serial killer frames him, surprise is coroner.
Nights In Rodanthe * Recently separated wife and an estranged surgeon find romance in a storm (hurricane).  Reforms lives, surgeon killed.  Clearly separated woman's perspective, the rest of the characters are superficial.
Nine Months + Comedy about unmarried couple who deal with unwanted pregnancy, very formulaic.
Nixon 2008 *+ Dramatic rendition of Nixon's downfall.  Infers more than is known.
North * Good kid is ignored by others, gets to choose other parents.
North By North?East ** Alfred Hitchcock early 60's.  Early spy movie about a real person getting mistaken as faked person.  Has scene with biplane firing machine gun into corn field (classic).
Now and Then * Four early baby boomers teenage girls grow up, stuff happens, ....
Nurse Betty 2001 * Waitress witnesses murder of her cheating husband, fantasizes about soap opera doctor.
O Brother Where Art Thou 2000 * Silly comedy about chain gang prisoners in depression era who escape and have adventures looking for their hidden loot.
Office Space 2002 * Computer programmer for heartless company, quits trying, is promoted, defrauds company, building burns, changes job.
Old Dogs 2010 + Business man finds out he has kids, twins 7, takes over his kids with his business partner for a weekend.
One Fine Day ** Two busy single parents start out at odds, but hook up at end of long day.
The Other End of the Line 2012 An employee at an Indian call-center who travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone.
Outlander ** Spacefarer crashes on Earth, brings alien who survived slaughter when its planet was colonized.
The Parent Trap * Twins separated when parents divorced get parents back together.
Passing Glory 2006 *+ Black priest coaches black Catholic basketball team in the deep South during integration, first game with white team.
Patch Adams ** Voluntary mental patient for suicide finds purpose in helping others, goes to Med School, very bright but very different.
Patriot Games *+ American family becomes target of radical splinter IRA group.
The Pelican Brief *** Law intern discovers plot to assasinate supreme court justices.
Persepolis 2007 *+ Animated French film about girl raised in Iran from Shah through revolution and war. 
Phantoms 1998 * Town wiped out by ancient creature that retains everything it absorbs.  Thriller / horror / ...
Phenomemom ** Man sees UFO/lights and gets phenomenal intellect/powers then loses them.
Philomena 2013 + History of Irish woman's attempt to reunite with her son who was taken away, sold into adoption in U.S. by disapproving Roman Catholic church.  Quite formulaic.
Pitch Black *+ Spaceship crashes on planet previously colonized, all killed, in dark flying raptors come out.  Act like pyrannas, harmed by light.  Reddick escapes, most others killed.
Picture Perfect * Woman ad executive invents fiance for career.  Falls in love.
Planet of the Apes ** (Remake) 2001 Astronaut crash lands on planet after time/space storm, finds primitive apes ruling primitive humans, ...
The Player *** Movie about movie producer whose crime becomes a movie.
Poltergeist II *+ Evil leader of old cult haunts family.
Postcards from the Edge  Actress gets out of drug rehab, stays with mother, does movie....
Predator ** Alien comes to Earth to hunt in war torn region, super soldier beats alien.
Predator 2 ** Alien comes to Earth to hunt in LA drug war, cop beats alien.
Premonition 2007 *+ Woman lives the days of her life around the accidental date of her husband out of order, able to imrpove things with her husband before his death, but it turns out her efforts to stop his death were the cause of his death.
The Proposal 2009 *+ Demanding and obnoxious woman executive marries secretary to solve visa problems....
The Preacher's Wife **+ Remake of 'The Bishop's Wife' with Whitney Houston in black neighborhood.  More current and better foundation.
Predestination 2014 **+ Time traveler assigned to block changes, becomes rogue, self fulfilling.
Presumed Innocent ** Prosecutor tried for killing ex-lover and another prosecutor.
The Princess Diaries 2001-2004 + Geeky high school girl in SF discovers she is princess of Ginovia.
The Prophecy (I and II) 2001 War between angels to avoid acoplypse, human angel child is prophesized.
Quantum of Solace (007) 2008 *+ Evil villian claims to be helping environment, Green, supports S. American despots for higher fees.
Quicksand, No Escape * B&W Working guy starts with small crime, but keeps getting in deeper (to murder he fears), but falls in love and lawyer gets down to a year, girl will wait.
Pulp Fiction *+ Odd surreal movie about drug trafficing.  You need to watch it nore than once to put it all together.  Too much needless cursing for my taste.
The Pursuit of Happiness 2007 * Black man with family has great problems, perseveres to become broker on Wall Street (overplayed, not very realistic).
Quest for Fire *** Movie about pre-historic encounters between Neanderthal and human cultures.
Rambo, First Blood Part 2 * Rambo sent to retrieve POW's in NV.
Ray ** Story of blind black jazz artist (Ray Charles).  Struggles to become independent and dependencies of drug addiciton.
The Razor's Edge, Bill Murray 1984 * Bill Murray plays disillusioned WWI vet with wealthy background, turns away from shallow materialistic life and seeks spiritual enlightenment.  Nice adaptation of early book, but Bill Murray doesn't seem to have the divine balance of compassion and wisdom that I had imagined for his character.
The Reader 2009 **+ German boy has affair with older woman, they break up, she joins SS, later is on trial for war crimes.
RED ** Retired Extremely Dangerous (RED) CIA agents are targetted by CIA rogues, lots of fun action and explosions++ 
Red Corner 1997 ***+ Western sales rep trying to sell our media in China is framed for murder of Chinese woman.  Chinese woman lawyer defends him.
The Remains of the Day * Life of English servants around WWII.
Replacing Dad + Saga of divorced mom, boring, predictable, and sterotyped.
Remember the Titans ** High school football team forced to integrate in the South.  Becomes champion team.
Return to Paradise **+ Friend charged with drug possesion in Malayasia will be hanged if friends don't go back and admit part of blame.
Revenge ** Retired pilot falls in love with wife of powerful friend in Mexico.
Road Rage *+ Butterfly jewelry, loss of family in traffic accident causes man to flip out and stalk another family....
Road Trip * Low brow comedy about college kids on a road trip.
Rocketman 1998 + Computer nerd fills in on mission to Mars.
Rules of Engagement * Marine officer tried for shooing on crowd overseas during riot.
Rumble In The Bronx * Classic chinese fighting movie in Bronx.  Interesting.
Sanctuary * Murderer stalks photographer after faking own death.
The Scarlet Letter *+ Historical novel from 1670's about affair of wife with lost husband and reverend.
Scent of Woman ** Blind retired Army officer becomes obnoxious drunkard.  Befriends prep school boy who cares for him Thanksgiving weekend.
Scream **+  Pretty good horror movie about serial killer(s) in town/High School.
Scream2 *+ Moved to college.  A little predictable horror movie.
Seabiscuit *+ Various 'orphaned' people (and horse) come together to be winner horse during depression (underdog).
Set It Off *+ Group of black women try to get their break by robbing banks.
Shall We Dance 1996 *** Sweet movie about unhappy Japanese accountant who takes up ballroom dancing after has crush on teacher.
Shanghai Triad * Chinese with subtitles, 1930's corruption, power play through eyes of boy from country
The Shawshank Redemption **+ Bank VP conviceted falsely for murder of wife, gets in with guards, etc..
She's All That ** My Fair Lady theme with unpopular teenage girl and bet between popular guys.
Showtime 2002 + Two cops become stars of new live cop show, track down manufacturer of super gun.
Siddhartha 2013 India * Fictional drama about two saddhus in the time of the Buddha.  Remake of book.
Sideways 2005 * Two middle aged guys have a wine tasting trip.  Blah, blah, blah.
The Signs * Crop circles and other strange events protends alien invasion, hand to hand combat (no nukes), defeated via primitive methods...
The Simpsons Movie *** Starts with satire of Itchy and Scratchy movie, can watch same thing at home for free.  homer and Bart play dare game, Homer covers sink hole with Maggie's sandbox, disposes of radioactive waste in lake, Springfield put in dome, Homer blamed.  Fmaily moves to Alaska.  Returns to save Springfield.
The Skeleton Twins 2015 + Depressing story about adult brother and sister who struggle with suicide, help each other through tough times
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 *+ Sci Fi movie in the style of 1950 but more modern plot.
Skyfall 2012 **+ James Bond, previous MI6 agent is mad and comes back for retribution
Son of A Gun 2015 *+ Young man goes to prison and connects with serious criminal, out maneuvers all the betrayals, shares half.
Sleepless in Seattle *** Nice story about single man whose son goes on national talk radio show.
Sling Blade *** Retarded man gets out of prison and then kills again.
Slum Dog Millionaire 2009 **+ Young man from slums gets on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' and wins.  Goes into his history and why he could answer so many correctly.
Small Soldiers * Toy soldiers with military hardware really go to war.
Snake Eyes **+ Normally corrupt cop investigates assination and develops morals...
Solace 2017 **+ Police pschycic finds serial killer / savior who stops future suffering, is changed into savior himself
Somersby *+ Soldier comes back from civil war changed man.  Much kinder,... Is it different person.
Somewhere In Time ***+ Playwright falls in love with old picture of actress, goes back in time to find love.
Sophie's Choice *+ Explores sorrows of people as they get on with their lives after holocaust.  Sohpie has to choose which of her children to give up.
Southpaw 2015 *+ Fighter's wfe is killed, loses control, loses daughter, straightens out and wins back championship
The Spetacular Now 2013 + Alcoholic teen has rebound romance, gets new girlfirend to drink, finally faces problems of divorced parents and alcoholic father.
Spice World *+ Fun movie about making of a movie about the Spice Girls
Space Cowboys * Early astronauts-to-be get chance to go up in space shuttle to repair failing old Soviet satellite.
Spare Parts 2015 *+ Kids in Hispanic high school compete in underwater robotics and win despite low budget, etc..
Spawn ** Epic good versus evil adventure about assisin losing soul...  Cool graphics.
Spirited Away ** Japanese animation about girls adventure in the spirit world.  Light and fun.
Spy Game *+ Complex intrigues of CIA agent captured in China, being abandoned....
Spy Kids * Boy and girl discover their parents are spies and have to save them.  Classical kids fantasy.
The Spy Who Shagged Me * Austin Powers satire of James Bond movies.  OK if you like that genre.
Star Wars 4 (1) The Phantom Menace 1999 *+ Trade embargo by corporation of Naboo.  Jedi knights fight and defeat a Sith (knight of the dark side).  Viceroy and evil trade federation defeated, but new powerful Chancellor elected for Republic.
Star Wars 5 (2) Attack of the Clones 2002 *+ Robot army attacks Republic, army of clones defeats them, not really a victory.
Star Wars 6 (3) Revenge of the Sith 2005 ** Aikin turns to the dark side to save the life of his love, but loses her anyway and becomes Sith lord, Darth Vader, father of Luke and Leila.  Chancellor masterminded all the wars and the destruction of the Jedis and becomes emperor.
Stargate * Initial discovery of Stargate as in TV series Stargate 1.
Starship Troopers + OK graphics, very uninteresting plot.
Steve Jobs 2015 ** Bio of Steve Jobs and his path.
The Straight Story 2000 * Old 'Geezer' drives lawn mower pulling trailer from Iowa to Wisconsin to see estranged brother who had stroke.
Stranger Than Fiction *** Character from novel (IRS auditor) being written interacts with author.  Chooses own death for right ending, but lives anyway, book modified.
Sweet Home Alabama * Woman fashion designer gets engaged, needs to sort out past in Alabama.
Swingers 1999 - A couple of guys move to Las Vegas from NY, claimed comedy, but little humor, mostly just predictable stuff happens, got 'Two Thumbs Up'?
The Sure Thing *+ Two college students at first annoy each other but fall in love with each other on a trip to CA.
The Talented Mr. Ripley *+ Strange story about young man who does excellent imitations and assumes role of upper class...
Terminator ***+ Cool effects and plot about robot from the future.
Terminator 2 **** Even cooler effects and plot about robot from the future.
Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines 2003 *** Third terminator sent back, normal form is female (just silly, can be anything, should have been Arnold), Judgement Day was inevitable....
There Goes The Neighborhood 2012 * Loony Tunes animations, two seasons.
There is Something About Mary *+  Pretty crass (but not really gross) and funny.  About three guys trying to get same knock out girl.
This Is Indiscrete *+ Bachelor claims to be married to avoid being pressured to marry.
Three Men and A Baby ** Three confirmed bachelors learn responsibility caring for a baby.
Three Seasons **+ Subtitled movie about life in Hong Kong amongst common people.
Tightrope **+ Clint Eastwood is cop after serial killer.
Till There Was You * Romance/adventure about city guy on Pacific island.
Time to Kill *+ Black man tried in South for killing two white men who raped his daughter.
Toy Story ** Toys have secret lives.
Tracers 2014 + Gang of young folks who practice extreme running / jumping gets into crimes....
Transformers 2015 * Mechanical aliens come to Earth to seek to control their ancient artifact, the cube.
The Truman Show: The Story **** About character who lives entire life on live TV show.
The Truth About Cats and Dogs **** Radio talk show woman with self-esteem issues about her appearance finds love.
Underground ** Ancient war between vampires and werewolves, both descended one person, found off spring who can be both.
Unfaithful * Working wife in NYC suburb has torrid affair, it comes out, husband kills lover, couple goes back to old life.
An Unremarkable Life * Two elderly sisters grow apart when the spinster finds romance.
The Usual Suspects ** Interesting movie about super criminal who always avenges.  Interesting.
Trading Places ** Variation on My Fair Lady, commodity traders substitute trader for street criminal
Vacation * National Lampoon satire of American family vacation in station wagon.
Vanilla Sky *** Follows demise of irresponsible playboy, only to discover ending was a lucid dream after being frozen, finds love?
Very Bad Things - Vegas bachelor party goes very bad, prostitute killed accidentally, hotel security guard killed in cover up, brother, wife ... bride beats up best man, wedding must go on ...
Vital Signs * Drama about life of pre-meds in third year.
Wag The Dog ** President up for re-election produces fake war to distract from indiscretions.
Waking The Dead * young liberal politician is haunted by memories (and more?) or dead radical wife.
Water 2005 *** Child widow in India in 1938 sent to Ashram, makes friends with other widows, one who supports ashram as whore ...
The Wedding Planner * Romance about wedding planner who meets and falls in love with fiance of client (not known at time)....
We're No Angels 1955 * Three convicts escape on Devil's island in 1895.  Plan to rob nice family, end up helping them...
What About Bob ** Psyche patient stalks therapist and finally gets better....
What Dreams May Come **+ Robin Williams - Man in heaven finds soul mate in heaven.
What Lies Beneath * Wife of university professor haunted by ghost (of ex-lover and student killed by professor)...
When Good Ghouls Go Bad **  Spoof on scary movies, fire flies allow zombies to fulfil deeply held wishes, nerd gets vengeance on bully.
While We're Young 2015 + Middle Aged couple (35) meets younger couple (25) and sorts through values.
While You Were Sleeping **** Subway token woman saves man in coma on tracks, then integrates herself into his family.
White Chicks * Two young black FBI agents go it alone, babysit two white chicks to catch kidnappers.  They impersonate the girls.  Lots of wacky scenes, but the guys learn to sympathize with the problems of their girls.
Wide Awake * Catholic boy tries to find God.
Wild Card 2015 *+ P.I. avoids trouble, but takes on Vegas
Wing Commander 1999 *+ Based on 1990 computer game in space.  Simple formulaic
Win Win 2011 ** Lawyer takes on guardianship of elderly man, needs money.  Gets involved with grand kid, mom / daughter is drug addict.  Kid is great wrestler....
Wolf of Wall Street 2013 * Jordon makes fortune 'pump and dump' penny stocks.  Gets rich but FBI investigates, turns states evidence.
X-Men * Mutants with super powers fight, one group to avoid war with humans, another to win it (as inevitable).
Yanks * U.S. soldiers in England in 1942 form relationships with locals.
Your Friends and Neighbors - Yucky film about sex and dissatisfaction....
Zero Dark Thirty 2012 **+ Dramatization of tracking and killing of Osama bin Laden.
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