Mensers’ Movies & Music Ratings

                                              

Genres:

Action = A     Animation = AN     Comedy = C    Crime = CR   Drama = D

Documentary = DC   Fantasy = F   Gangster = G    Horror = H    International = I

Martial Arts = MA  Musical = MU  Mystery = M   Science Fiction = S

Thriller = T  War = W

Movie AMR JMR MMR
8 Mile (2002 D)                   5  5 5
       
8 MM  (1999 D)                   5 4 4.5
       
12 Angry Men (1957 D)   8  
       
12 Years A Slave   7.5  
       
13 (2010 D)                   5    
       
13 Assassins (2010 A/D)           7.5 8 7.75
*Top 10 Martial Arts      
       
21 (2008 D)   5  
       
25th Hour (2002 D)                5.5  5.5 5.5
       
28 Days Later (2002 H)            7 7
       
28 Weeks Later (2007 H)                                     5  
       
30 Days of Night (2007 H)         7.5 6.5 7
       
40 Days and 40 Nights   3  
       
40 Yr Old Virgin (2005 C)         6 6 6
       
42 (2013 Bio)   6.5  
       
44 Inch Chest (2010 D)           1    
       
50/50 (2011 C)                  6 6.5 6.25
       
50 First Dates (2004 C)   4.5  
*Somewhere around 2002-04 Sandler stopped making funny movies.      
       
88 Minutes (2008 T)      
       
127 Hours (2010 Bio Drama)   6.5  
       
1984 (1984 S/D)                   5.5 6 5.75
       
300 (2007 A)                     6.5 7 6.75
       
360 4    
       
3:10 to Yuma (2007 W)             6  7 6.5
       
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968 S)      
       
A-Team (2010 A)                   3 4.5 3.75
       
A.I. (2001 S/D)                   4 2 3
       
About Schmidt (2002 D/C)         5.5 5.5 5.5
       
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer 3.5    
       
The Abyss (1989 S)   7  
       
Act of Valor (2012 A)   5.5  
*Call of Duty fans will enjoy       
       
Adaptation (D)      
       
Adjustment Bureau (2011 S)                                   5  
*Poor man’s Inception      
       
Adventureland (2009 D/C)   6  
       
Afro Samurai (AN/D/A)      
       
Air Force One (1997 A)           6 5.5 5.75
*Harrison Ford, yet again, trying to rescue his family      
       
Airplane! (1980 C)               6 7.5 7.25
       
Aladdin  (1992 AN)                                         4  
       
Alexandra’s Project 4    
       
Ali (2001 D)                     7  6.5 6.75
       
Ali G Indahouse (2002 C) 2.5 5 3.75
       
Alive  (1993 D)                   4.5 4.5 4.5
       
Along Came Polly (2004 C)         6.5 6.5 6.5
       
All Good Things (2010 D/SU) 6.5    
       
Almost Famous  (2000 D) 7 7 7
       
Alpha Dog (2006 D) 7 7 7
       
The Amazing Spiderman (2012 A) 5 5.5 5.25
       
Amelie (2001 I) 6 5 5.5
       
American Beauty (1999 D) 6 5.5 5.75
       
American Gangster (2007) 7 5.5 6.25
       
American History X  (1998 D) 7 8 7.5
       
American Hustle      
       
American Pie  (1999 C) 5 5.5 5.25
       
American Pie 2  (2001 C) 3 4 3.5
       
American Pie 3 (2003 C) 3.5 2 2.75
*Dumb in every sense of the word      
       
The American President (D) 6    
       
American Psycho (2000 T) 6.5 7 6.75
       
American Reunion  5    
       
Amores Perros (2000 I) 6.5    
       
Analyze This  (1999 C) 5 5 5
       
Analyze That  (2002 C)      
       
Animal Kingdom (2010 D & I) 8 6.5 7.25
       
Animal House  (1978 C) 7.5 6.5 7
       
Anchorman (2004 C) 8.5 8.5 8.5
*** Top 5 in Class (Comedy)      
       
Anchorman 2   7.5  
       
Anger Management (2 C) 5.5 5.5 5.5
       
Annie  (1981 M) 6.5 8 7.25
       
Any Given Sunday (1999 D) 6 4 5
       
Apacolypto (2006 A) 7 7 7
       
Apacolypse Now (1979 War) 9 7.5 8.25
*** Top 25 All-Time Favorite      
       
Apollo 13  (1995 D)   5.5  
       
Armageddon (1998 A) 5.5 4.5 5
       
Appaloosa 5.5    
       
Argo (2012) 7.5 6.5 7
*Good but not Best Picture worthy      
       
The Artist (2011) 5 5 5
       
As Good As It Gets (1997 C) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Ashes 3    
       
The Assassination of Jesse James 7    
       
Atonement (2007 D)   7.5  
       
At Close Range  (1986 D) 6    
       
A Scanner Darkly (Weird)      
       
The Aviator (2004 D) 6.5 7 6.75
       
Avatar (2009 D) 4.5 7 5.75
       
The Avengers (2012 A)   5  
       
Awakenings (1990 D) 7    
       
Babel  (2006 D)   6.5  
       
Baby Boy (2001) 0    
*** Worst Movie I’ve Ever Seen      
       
Baby Mama (2008 C) 6    
       
Back to School (1986 C) 6 7 6.5
       
Back to the Future (1985 C/A) 8.5 8 8.25
       
Back to the Future 2 (1989 C/A) 6 7 6.5
       
Back to the Future 3  (1990 C/A) 4 6 5
       
Bad Boys (1983 Sean Penn)      
       
Bad Boys (1995 A)   6  
       
Bad Boys 2 (2003 A) 6  6  6
       
Bad Teacher (2011 C) 5    
       
A Band Called Death 8    
       
Barry Lyndon 8.5    
       
Barton Fink      
       
Basic Instinct (T/S) 7 6 6.5
       
Basic Instinct 2 (T/S) 6.5 5 5.75
       
Batman (Keaton)(1989 A) 7.5 7.5 7.5
       
Batman Returns (Keaton)(1992 A) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Batman Forever (Kilmer)(1995 A) 2.5 3 2.75
       
Batman & Robin (Clooney)(1997 A) 1.5 1.5 1.5
***Somehow the Batman franchise survived this one.      
       
Batman Begins (2005 A)  7 8 7.5
       
Batman: The Dark Knight  (2008 A) 7.5 8.5 8
       
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (2012 A) 7.5 8.5 8
       
Battleship 6    
       
Beasts of the Southern Wild 7    
       
A Beautiful Mind (2001 D)         7 6.5 6.75
       
A Bridge Too Far (1977 D)      
       
A Bronx Tale  (1993 D)           6.5 6.5  6.5
       
The Beach (2000 M) 5.5 6.5 6
       
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead  7.5    
       
Belly (1998 D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Being John Malcovich (1999 D/S)   6  
       
Ben Hur  (1959 Epic D)      
       
Best In Show  (2000 C) 6 7 6.5
       
Beverly Hills Cop (A/C)      
       
Beverly Hills Cop 2 (A/C)      
       
Beverly Hills Cop 3 (A/C)      
       
Big (1988 C) 7 7 7
       
The Big Chill      
       
Big Daddy (1999 C) 5 6 5.5
       
Big Fish (2003 D)   5.5  
       
The Big Lebowski (1998 C) 7.5 7 7.5
***Top 5 in Class (Comedy)      
       
Billy Cunningham New York  6    
       
Billy Madison  (1995 C) 6 7 6.5
       
The Birdcage (1996 C) 6    
       
Biutiful (2010 D) 8.5 7.5 8
*** Top 5 in Class (Tearjerker Dramas)      
       
 Black Hawk Down (2001 A)    7.5  
       
Black Snack Moan (2007 D) 6 6 6
       
Black Swan (2010 Psychological T) 7 6.5 6.75
       
Bladerunner (1982 S)      
       
Blades of Glory (2007 C) 4.5 6 5.25
       
The Blair Witch Project (1999 S) 2 4 3
***Awful in every sense of the word.      
       
The Blind Side (2009 D) 6 6 6
       
Blood Creek (2008 H) 1.5    
       
Blood Simple  (1984 M) 3    
 *** Top 10 Overrated/ *** Commentary: Coen Bros. disappoint.  
       
Bloodsport  (1986 A) 4 5 4.5
       
Blow (2001 D) 8 7 7.5
       
Blue Chips (D) 5 3 4
       
Blue Valentine (2011 D) 7.5 6.5 7
*Raw, real, sad.      
       
The Blues Brothers (1980 C) 7 6 6.5
       
Bobby (2006 Docudrama)      
       
Body of Lies (2008 D/A) 7.5 7.5 7.5
       
The Bodyguard (1992 D)   4  
** A 4 for a ‘Costner’ movie is pretty good      
       
Boiler Room (2000 D) 7 6.5 6.75
       
Boogie Nights (1997 D) 7.5 6.5 7
       
Book of Eli  (2010 A/D) 7.5 7 7.25
       
The Boondock Saints (1999 A) 2 5 3.5
       
Borat (2007 C) 7 7 7
       
Bowling for Columbine  (2002 DC) 6    
       
Born on the Fourth of July (1989 D) 5    
       
The Bourn Legacy (2012) 5    
       
Boyz In The Hood (1991 D) 6 5 5.5
       
The Boxer 6    
       
Braveheart (1995 A/D) 8 8 8
*** Top 50 All-Time Favorite      
       
The Break Up (2007 C) 6.5 7 6.75
       
The Breakfast Club      
       
Brewster’s Millions (1985 C) 6 6 6
       
Bride Wars (2009 C) 4.5 4 4.25
       
Brokeback Mountain (2005 D) 6 5 5.5
       
Brooklyn’s Finest (2009 D) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Brothers (2009 D) 5.5 6.5 6
       
Bridesmaids (2011 C) 6    
       
Bruno (2010 C) 5.5 4.5 5
*Borat was much better.       
       
The Bucket List (2007 C) 6    
       
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 3.5 4 3.75
       
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid       
       
Caddyshack (1980 C) 4 7 5.5
       
Caddyshack 2 (1988 C) 5 6 5.5
       
The Campaign (2012 C) 6.5 5.5 6
       
Captain America (2011 A) 3    
       
Cape Fear  (1991 T)   4.5  
       
Capote (2005 Docudrama)      
       
Carandiru (2003 BioDrama)   7.5  
       
Carlito’s Way (1993 G) 7 7.5 7.25
       
Cars (2006 AN)      
       
Cars 2 (2011 AN)      
       
Casa De Mi Padre  1.5    
       
Casablanca (1942 D)      
       
Casino (1995 G) 8 7 7.5
       
Casino Royale (2006 James Bond) 5.5 7 6.25
       
Castaway (D) 5.5 6 5.75
       
Casualties of War (D) 6.5    
       
Catch Me If You Can (2002 D) 7 7 7
       
CBGB 5    
       
The Cell (2000 T) 7    
       
Cedar Rapids 6 5 5.5
       
Change Up (2011 C) 4.5 3.5 4
       
Changeling (2008 D) 7 6.5 6.75
       
Changing Lanes (2002 T) 5 4.5 4.75
       
Chariots of Fire (1981 D)      
       
Charlie Chocolate Factory (2005 F) 5    
       
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007 D) 6    
       
Children of Men  (2006 D/A) 7.5 7 7.25
       
Chimpanzee (2012 Disney)   6  
       
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968 F) 5 6 5.5
       
Choke (2008 Weird) 2    
       
A Christmas Carol      
       
A Christmas Story (1993 C)                                 6.5  
       
Christmas Vacation (1989 C) 9 8 8.5
***Top 5 in Class (Christmas Movies)      
       
The Chronicles of Narnia 1 4.5 5.5 5
       
Cinderella Man (D) 7 7 7
       
Citizen Kane (1941 D) 8 8 8
***”Rosebud”      
       
City of Angels 3 4 3.5
       
City of God (2002 D) 9.5 8.5 9
***Best in Class (Foreign Film)/***Top 25 All-Time    
*Brutal but very good.      
       
City of Men 7 7.5 7.25
       
City Slickers (1991 C) 6.5 5.5 6
       
City Slickers 2 (1994 C)   5  
       
A Civil Action  (1998 D)         7    
       
Clash of the Titans (Original 1981 F)   3  
       
Clash of the Titans (2010 F) 1 0.5 0.75
       
Clear and Present Danger  (1994 D/A) 6 6 6
       
The Client (1994 D)   6  
       
Clockers (1995 D) 5    
       
A Clockwork Orange  (1971 D) 8    
       
Closer (2004 D)   6.5  
       
Cloverfield (2008 S)      
       
Cobra (1986 A) 7 6 6.5
       
Cocaine Cowboys (2006 DC) 7    
       
Cold Mountain (2003 War Drama) 6.5 7 6.75
       
The Color of Money 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
The Color Purple (1985 D) 7.5    
       
Colors  (1988 D/A) 5    
       
Coming to America (1988 C) 6.5    
       
The Company Men 7.5 5.5 6.5
       
Compliance (2012 CR) 7    
       
Con Air (1997 A) 4 2.5 3.25
       
Coneheads (1993 C) 4.5 4.5 4.5
       
The Conjuring  7 6 6.5
       
The Constant Gardner (2005 D/M) 7.5 8 7.75
       
Contact (1997 S) 7.5    
       
Contagion (2011 T) 6 6 6
       
The Contender 6.5    
       
Contraband (2012 A)   4.5  
       
Conviction (2010 D) 8    
       
Cool Hand Luke (1967 D) 7 7.5 7.25
       
Cop Land (1997 D) 8.5 7 7.75
*** Top 100 All-Time      
       
Cosmopolis 3    
       
Crash (2005 D) 6.5 6 6.25
       
The Crazies (H) 3.5 2.5 3
       
Crazy Heart (2009 D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2010 C/D) 7    
       
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000 MA) 6 6 6
       
Couple’s Retreat (2009 C) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
The Curius Case of Benjamin Button 6.5 5.5 6
       
Dad  (D) 6.5    
       
Dave  (1993 D) 5.5 3.5 4
       
Dances With Wolves (1990 D) 6 5 5.5
*** Commentary: See also Last Samurai and Avatar.    
       
Dangerous Liasons (1988 D)  5    
       
Daredevil (2003 A) 2 1 1.5
***Ben Affleck at his worst (which is saying something)      
       
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party 7    
       
Days of Thunder (1990 Racing Drama) 4.5 4.5 4.5
       
Dazed and Confused (1993 C) 7 6.5 6.75
       
Dead Man Walking (1995 D) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Dead Poets Society (1989 D) 7.5 7 7.25
       
The Debt (2011 D) 7 7 7
       
The Deer Hunter  (1978 W) 9 8 8.5
***Best in Class (Vietnam movie) *** Top 25 All-Time Favorite      
       
Defiance (2008 W) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
The Departed (2006 CR) 8 9 8.5
*Best Gangster movie post-Goodfellas (JM)      
       
Derailed (2005 D)   5  
       
The Descendants (2011 D) 7 7 7
       
The Descent (2005 H) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Despicable Me (2011 AN)   6  
       
Devil  (2009 H) 4.5 4 4.25
       
The Devil Wears Prada (2006 C) 6.5 6.5 6.5
*Every guys favorite chick flick      
       
The Devil’s Advocate (1997 T) 6.5 5.5 6
       
The Devil’s Double (2011 A) 7    
       
The Devil’s Own (1997 A)   7  
       
The Devil’s Rejects (2005 H) 8    
*** Top 5 in Class (Horror)      
       
The Dictator (2012 C) 3.5    
       
Dick Tracy (1990 A) 5 4 4.5
       
Die Hard (1988 A) 7 7.5 7.25
       
Die Hard 2  (1990 A) 5 5 5
       
Die Hard 3 (1995 A) 6 6.5 6.25
       
Die Hard 4 (2007 A)   4.5  
       
The Dilemma (2010 C ) 3.5 4 3.75
*** Comment:  V. Vaughn’s worst movie      
       
Dirty Harry  (1971 CR) 7 7 7
       
Dirty Harry Magnum Force (1973 CR) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Dirty Harry: Sudden Impact (1983 CR)   6  
       
Dirty Harry: The Dead Pool (1988 CR)   6.5  
       
Disclosure (1994 D) 6 5 5.5
       
Disconnect (2012 D)   7  
       
District 9 (S) 7 6 6.5
       
Django Unchained (2012 A) 8.5    
       
Do The Right Thing (D/S. Lee) 5.5    
       
Dr. Strangelove (1964 C) 6.5    
       
Dodgeball (2004 C) 6.5 7.5 7
***Ben Stiller’s funniest movie      
       
Dog Day Afternoon (1975 D)      
       
Donnie Brasco (1997 G) 7 6.5 6.75
       
Don’t Be A Menace to South Cent…in the Hood 3.5 3 3.25
       
Doomsday (2008 A)  4    
       
The Doors (BioDrama) 5.5    
       
Doubt (2008 D)  6.5 5 5.75
       
Downfall (2004 Docudrama) 8    
       
Downloaded 8    
       
Drive (2011 D) 7 7.5 7.25
       
Driving Miss Daisy (1989 D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Drug War 6    
       
Dude Where’s My Car? (C) 1 2 1.5
       
Due Date (C) 6 4 5
       
Dumb & Dumber (C) 7 8 7.5
       
Dying Young (1991 D) 3    
       
Eastern Promises (2007 M/S)      
       
Easy A (2010 C) 6.5 5 5.75
       
Easy Rider  (1969 D) 4    
       
Edge of Darkness (2010 T) 5 5.5 5.25
       
Edward Scissorhands (D/F)   5  
       
Elf (2003 C) 5 7 6
       
Elite Squad (2007 Drama) 8.5 9 8.75
       
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010 A) 9.5 9 9.25
***Top 10 All-time      
       
End of Watch 7.5 7.5 7.5
       
Enemy of the State (1998 A)   7  
       
The English Patient      
       
Enough Said 7    
       
Enron: The Smartest Guys 8 8 8
    in the Room (2005 DC)      
       
Enter The Dragon (1973 MA) 6.5    
***Top 5 Martial Arts      
       
Erin Brockavich (D) 6    
       
Escape From Alcatraz (1979 D) 7 6.5 6.75
       
E.T. (1982 Sci-Fi/D) 7 6 6.5
       
European Vacation (C)   6  
       
Everything Must Go 3.5    
       
The Exorcist (1973 H) 7 7 7
*** Top 5 in Class (Horror)      
       
The Experiment  1.5    
       
Eyes Wide Shut (1999 D) 6 5 5.5
       
Face Off (1997 A) 6 3.5 4.75
*Two terrible actors at their peak of terrible acting (JM)    
       
Factory Girl  7    
       
Fame (Dance)      
       
The Family Man (Family Drama) 6.5 7.5 7
       
Father of the Bride  (1991 C) 5.5 6.5 6
       
Father of the Bride 2 (1995 C) 5.5 7 6.25
       
Fallen  (Thriller) 7 6.5 6.75
       
Falling Down  (Drama) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Fargo (Coen Brothers)    6  
       
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (D) 6.5    
       
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ( C ) 6 6 6
       
A Few Good Men (1992 D)           7 7 7
       
Field of Dreams (1989 D) 6 5.5 5.75
*Overrated (JM)      
       
The Fifth Element 5 3 4
       
Fight Club  (1999 D/T) 8.5 9 8.75
*** Top 50 All-Time Favorite      
       
The Fighter (Drama) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Fighting (2009 A) 5 6 5.5
*** Not a great flick but rather realistic fights scenes.    
       
Finding Forrester (D) 5.5 6.5 6
*0.5 point increase for my father’s love of this film (JM)    
       
Finding Nemo (AN) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
The Firm (Legal Drama) 6    
       
First Knight  (1995 D) 5 4.5 4.75
       
The Fisher King (Drama)      
       
Five Deadly Venoms (1978 MA)      
       
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009 D) 4    
       
Flame & Citron (2008 D) 7.5    
       
Flatliners (1990 T)      
       
Flight (2012 D) 8 8 8
*Great character study      
       
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008 C) 5.5 6 5.75
       
Forrest Gump (1994 D) 8.5 8 8.25
*** Top 50 All-Time Favorite      
       
Four Christmases (C)   6.5 5.5 6
       
Footloose (D)      
       
The French Connection (1971 CR) 6    
       
Friday (C)   5.5 6 5.75
       
Fried Green Tomatoes (D)      
       
Friends with Benefits (2011 C)   2  
*Between ’09 and ’11 this movie was made like 4 times      
       
Friends With Money (D/C)      
       
Friends With Kids (2012 C) 6 6 6
       
From Dusk Til Dawn (1996 H) 3 3.5 3.25
*Easily QTarrantino’s worst film (JM)      
       
Frost Nixon (Bio Drama) 6 6 6
       
The Fugitive (1993 A) 7 7 7
       
Full Metal Jacket (W)  7.5    
       
Funny People ( C ) 5.5 5 5.25
       
The Game   5.5  
       
Game Change 7 5 6
       
Gandhi (Biographical Drama)      
       
Gangs of New York (D) 6.5 7.5 7
       
Get Him to the Greek ( C )              3.5 4.5 4
       
Get Shorty ( C )      
       
Get Rich or Die Tryin’  (G) 5.5    
       
Ghost (1990 D) 5 5.5 5.25
       
Ghostbusters (C)   5  
       
Ghostbusters 2 (C)   5  
       
G.I. Jane  (1997 D) 4.5 5 4.75
       
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (2009 A) 1.5    
*** Commentary:  Very awful      
       
Girl Interrupted (1999 D) 7    
       
The Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo (U.S.) (2011) 7 7.5 7.25
       
The Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo (Euro) 6.5 7.5 7
       
The Girl Who Played w/ Fire (Euro) 5.5 6 5.75
       
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest      
       
Gladiator (1992 A/D)   5  
       
Gladiator (Crowe) (2000 A/D) 7.5 7 7.25
       
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992 D) 6    
       
Glitter      
       
Glory (1989 W) 8 8 8
*** Best in Class (Civil War Movies)/***Top 100 All-Time    
       
The Godfather (1972 CR/G) 10 10 10
*** Top 3 Film All-Time / *** Best in Class (Drama)      
*** Top 3 Film All-Time      
       
The Godfather 3 (1990 CR) 6    
       
Gods and Generals  (War Drama) 2    
       
Gomorrah (International/Mafia) 7.5    
       
Goodfellas (1990 G) 9.5 9.5 9.5
***Top 25 All-Time Favorite      
       
Goodbye Lenin! 7    
       
Good Morning Vietnam ( C ) 6.5    
       
Good Night Good Luck (D)      
       
The Good Shepherd (CIA Drama) 7 6 6.5
       
The Good Son (T)   4  
       
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Western)   9.5  
*Best in Class (Western) (JM)      
       
The Goods 4    
       
Good Will Hunting (1997 D) 8 9 8.5
       
The Goonies  (Family/Adventure) 3 5 4
       
Gone Baby Gone (M/D) 7 7.5 7.25
       
Gone With The Wind (Classic)      
       
The Graduate (1967 D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Gran Turino (D) 8 7 7.5
       
Great Expectations (1998 D) 6 6.5 6.25
       
The Great Outdoors  (C)  5.5 6 5.75
       
Grease (MU) 3 5 4
       
Green Lantern 3 1.5 2.25
       
The Green Mile (1999 D) 6 7 6.5
       
Green Street Hooligans (D) 6.5    
       
Green Zone (2009 War Drama) 6 6.5 6.25
       
Groundhog Day (1993 C)   7  
       
Hairspray (2008 MU) 1.5 1 1.25
       
Hall Pass (2010 C) 3 5.5 4.25
       
Hancock (2008 A)      
       
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (T) 5 4 4.5
       
Hang Em High (1968 Western) 6.5 7 6.75
       
The Hangover (2009 C) 7.5 7 7.25
*Zach Galifanakis – Wilkesboro’s Finest      
       
The Hangover 2 (2011 C) 3    
       
Hannah  (2010 A) 6 6.5 6.25
       
Hannibal (T) 4.5 4.5 4.5
       
The Happening (2008 M)   0  
*The worst movie I’ve ever seen (JM)      
       
Happy Gilmore (1996 C) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)                                   7  
       
Heat (1995 A/D) 7 8 7.5
       
Heathers (1988 Romantic Comedy)      
       
Heartbreak Ridge (A/D) 5    
       
The Heat      
       
He Got Game (Sports Drama) 5.5    
       
The Help (2011 D) 5.5 5 5.25
*Overrated (JM)      
       
He’s Just Not That Into You ( C )  6 4 5
       
Hick  4    
       
High Roller (D) 4    
       
High Tension (2003 H) 7    
       
The Hills Have Eyes (Original)      
       
The Hills Have Eyes (Remake)(H) 7 7 7
       
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (H) 1.5 1.5 1.5
       
A History of Violence (2005 M)   6.5 6.5 6.5
       
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 7    
       
Home Alone (1990 C) 6 6.5 6.25
       
Home Alone 2 ( C ) 5.5 6 5.75
       
Hoffa (Bio Drama) 4    
 ***Commentary:  Nicholson’s worst movie.      
       
Honey I Shrunk The Kids! ( C ) 6 5.5 5.75
       
Hook (Family Adventure)   6  
       
Hoop Dreams (1994 DC) 9 9 9
*** Best in Class (Documentary)/ *** Top 50 All-Time Favorite  
       
Hoosiers (Sports Drama) 8.5 8.5 8.5
*** Top 5 in Class (Sports Movies)/ ***Top 50 All-Time Favorite  
       
Horrible Bosses (2011 C) 5.5 5 5.25
       
Hostel (2006 H) 6 6.5 6.25
       
Hostel 2 (2007 H) 2.5 4 3.25
       
Hotel Rwanda (2004 D)   6  
       
Hot Tub Time Machine 4 3 3.5
       
House at the End of the Street 5    
       
How Stella Got Her Groove Back      
       
Hugo (2011 F)   7  
       
The Hunger Games (2012 A) 7 5 6
       
The Hunt for Red October (D)   6  
       
Hunger (2008 I/D) 7    
       
The Hurricane 6    
       
The Hurt Locker (2008 W) 6.5 7.5 7
       
Hustle & Flow (2005 MU/D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
I Am Legend  (2007 Sci-Fi Action) 6.5 7.5 7
       
I Love You Man (2009 C) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
I Robot  (2004 Sci-Fi) 5.5 5 5.25
       
I Saw the Devil 7    
       
I Think I Love My Wife (2007 C) 6    
       
Ides of March (2011 D) 7 7 7
       
I’m Still Here 2.5    
       
In Cold Blood (1967 CR)      
       
In Good Company   5  
       
Inception (2010 Sci-Fi/Drama) 5 8 6.5
       
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 4    
       
Indecent Proposal  (1993 D) 5 6 5.5
       
Independence Day (1996 A) 6 6 6
       
Indiana Jones: Raiders… (1981 A) 7.5 7.5 7.5
       
Indiana Jones: Ttemple of Doom (1984 A) 7.5 7 7
       
Indiana Jones: Last Crusade (1989 A)   7  
       
Indiana Jones (2008  A)   3.5  
*Awful movie.  Let sleeping dogs lie.      
       
The Informant (2009 C) 6    
       
The Informers (2009 D) 7    
       
Inglorious Bas.  (D) 7 7.5 7.25
       
The Insider (D) 6.5    
       
Insomnia (D) 6 6 6
       
The International (2009 CR)   6.5  
       
Interview w/ a Vampire (1994 D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
In Time (2011 S)   3  
       
Into the Wild (2007 D)    7  
       
Invictus (Drama) 6    
*** Commentary:  Save yourself the effort and just see Hoosiers again.
       
In The Electric Mist  (2009 M) 3.5    
       
In The Name of The Father (1993 D) 6 5 5.5
*** Comment:  Probably D. Day-Lewis’ least enjoyable film.  
       
The Iron Lady 2    
       
Iron Man  (2008 A) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Iron Man 2 (2010 A) 6 6 6
       
Ironclad (2011 A)      
       
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946 Holiday) 10 10 10
*** Top 5 All-Time /  *** Best in Class (Christmas Movie) / ***Best in Class (Jimmy Stewart Movies)  
       
It’s Complicated (2009 C) 6    
       
J. Edgar (2010 Docudrama) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Jack Reacher (2012 A)   5.5  
       
Jacob’s Ladder  (1990 H) 8.5 7.5 8
*** Top 5 in Class (Horror)/ *** Top 50 All-Time Favorite    
       
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit   5.5  
       
Jackie Brown (1997 D/ Q. Tarantino) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Jaws (1975 T)   7.5  
       
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Radiant Child (2010 DC) 8    
       
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012 C) 5    
       
The Jerk (1979 C) 7 7 7
***Steve Martin’s only funny movie (AM)      
       
Jerry Maguire (1996 D) 7.5 7 7.25
***Comment: Probably my favorite Tom Cruise movie, which isn’t saying alot.
       
JFK (Bio-Drama/Oliver Stone)      
       
Job 7    
       
Jonah Hex  (Sci-Fi/Action) 2    
       
Judgement Night (1993 T)   5  
       
Juice (G)      
       
Jules et Jim 5    
       
Juno (2007 D)    6.5  
       
Jurassic Park  (Sci-Fi/Action) 6.5 7 6.75
       
The Juror (Legal Drama)      
       
Just Go With It ( C )      
       
Just Wright (Romantic Comedy) 3.5    
       
The Karate Kid (1984 A) 6.5 7 6.75
       
The Karate Kid 2 (1986 A) 5.5 6 5.75
       
The Karate Kid 3 (1989 A) 3 4 3.5
       
The Karate Kid (2010 Action/Family) 5    
       
Kickboxer (Action/Martial Arts) 6 6 6
       
Kicking & Screaming (Family Comedy) 6 5 5.5
       
Kids (D)  7.5 7 7.25
       
The Kids Are All Right (2010 D) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Kill Bill (Action/Tarantino) 9 9 9
*** Best in Class (Action) / *** Distinction (Best Tarantino Film) / *** Top 25 Favorite
       
Kill Bill 2 (A) 7 8 7.5
       
Killer Elite (2011 A) 2    
***Commentary:  One of DeNiro’s worst.      
       
The Killer Inside Me      
       
The Killing Fields (War Drama) 7    
       
Killing Them Softly 6.5    
       
The King of Kong: Fist Full of Quarters (2007 DC) 8    
       
Kings of New York  (D) 4.5    
*** Commentary:  Even Christopher Walken couldn’t save this film.  
       
The Kings Speech (2010 D) 5 7 6
*Top 10 Most Overrated (AM)      
       
The Kingdom (2007 A) 6 6 6
       
Kiss The Girls 7    
*** Commentary:  Special shout out to UK alum Ashley Judd.  
       
Knight and Day (2010 A)   3  
*A very awful movie      
       
Kramer v. Kramer  (D) 6.5    
       
Kung Fu Panda (AN)      
       
Kung Fu Panda 2 (AN)      
       
L.A. Confidential (CR) 7 6.5 6.75
       
La Haine (Foreign/Drama) 7    
       
Lady in the Water (2006 M)   2  
*M. Night should have retired after this one.      
       
Last of the Mohicans (D) 6.5 7 6.75
       
Last Days (2005 Documentary/Drama) 0    
*** #1 Worst Movie I’ve Ever Seen.      
       
The Last Emperor 7    
       
The Last House on the Left (2009 T/H) 6 6 6
       
The Last King of Scotland (Bio Drama) 6    
       
The Last Samurai (A) 5.5 6.5 6
       
Law Abiding Citizen (2009 A) 5.5 5 5
       
Lawless (2012 Western) 5 6.5 5.75
       
Lawrence of Arabia (Classic)      
       
The Legend of Bagger Vance 6 6 6
       
Legends of the Fall (1994 D) 7.5 8 7.75
       
Leaving Las Vegas (1995 D) 7.5 7 7.25
*** Distinction (Only N. Cage movie worth watching)/***Top 100 Favorite
*Incredibly depressing      
       
Legally Blonde (Comedy) 4 5 4.5
       
Legally Blonde 2 ( C ) 3 4 3.5
       
Legand of Bagger Vance 5 6 5.5
       
Let Me In (2010 H)      
       
Let The Right One In (2008 H)  7.5    
       
Lethal Weapon (Action) 7    
       
Lethal Weapon 2 (Action)      
       
Lethal Weapon 3 (Action)      
       
Letters from Iwo Jima (W) 6.5    
       
Life Is Beautiful (D)      
       
Life of Pi   7  
       
Limitless (2011 D) 5.5 6.5 6
       
Lincoln (2012 Biodrama) 8 8.5 8.25
       
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011 CR) 7 6.5 6.75
       
The Lion King (1994 AN) 7 8 7.5
       
Little Children (2006 D)   6.5  
       
The Little Mermaid (1989 AN)   7  
       
The Lives of Others 7    
       
Lock Stock & 2 Smokin Barrels  (1998 A) 6.5    
       
Lonesome Dove ( 1989 Western) 9 7.5 8.25
*** Best in Class (Western)/ ***Top 25 All-Time Favorite    
* Well done and realistic but simply too long (JM)    
       
Look Who’s Talking  ( C ) 5    
       
Looper (2012 A) 7 7.5 7.25
       
Lord of the Flies 6 5 5.5
       
Lord of the Rings 1 4 7 5.5
       
Lord of the Rings 2 7 7 7
       
Lord of the Rings 3 5.5 7 6.25
       
The Lost Boys 5 5 5
       
Lost in Translation 6.5 5.5 6
       
Lottery Ticket 4 3 3.5
*Why have we both independently seen this?      
       
Love & Other Drugs (2010 C) 6.5 5 5.75
       
Love Ranch (Comedic Drama)      
       
Lucky Number Slevin (2006 A)   6.5  
       
Machete (2011 A) 4.5 3.5 4
       
The Machinist  (2003 T) 6 6 6
       
Mad Max (1979 A) 5    
       
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985 A/D) 4    
       
Made ( C ) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Magic Mike 6.5    
       
Magnolia (D)      
       
The Mailman 1    
***Comment: If you’re considering watching this movie, just go for a long walk instead.      
*IMDB doesn’t even recognize this as a movie.      
       
Major League ( C )   6  
       
Major League 2 ( C )   6  
       
Malcolm X (Biodrama) 7    
       
Mallrats ( C )      
       
Mama (2013 H)   6  
       
Man of Steel (2013 A)   7  
       
Man on Fire (2004 A)   8.5  
* My favorite Denzel movie. (JM)      
       
The Manchurian Candidate (Original)      
       
The Manchurian Candidate (Remake)   5.5  
       
Man of Steel (2013 A)   7.5  
       
Manhunter (1986 T)      
       
Margin Call (2011 D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Mary Poppins (Family) 5 5 5
       
The Mask    3  
       
The Master 3.5    
       
Master & Commander (A) 5    
       
Match Point (2005 D)   6.5  
       
The Matrix (1999 Sci-Fi) 8 8.5 8.25
       
The Matrix 2 (Sci-Fi)  6.5 7 6.75
       
The Matrix 3 (Sci-Fi) 3 5 4
*** Comment:  My friend, Jon Feldman, fell asleep in the movie theatre during this one.      
       
Mean Streets (D)      
       
Meet the Parents ( C ) 5 5 5
       
Meet the Fockers ( C ) 4 3 3.5
       
Meet the Little Fockers ( C ) 3    
***Proud to say I learned my lesson after #2 (JM)    
       
Meeting People Is Easy  (Music DC) 6.5    
       
Memento (2000 M)   8  
       
The Messenger (2009 D) 6.5 5.5 6
       
The Mexican (2001 C) 5.5    
       
Michael Clayton 7.5 7 7.25
***Commentary:  A rather underrated movie.      
       
Michael Jackson’s This Is It (MU/DC) 7 7 7
       
Midnight Express (D) 6.5    
       
Midnight Garden of Good and Evil 6    
       
Midnight Cowboy (D)      
       
A Mighty Heart 6.5    
       
A Mighty Wind (2003 C)           6.5    
       
The Mighty Ducks   5  
*They remade this move several times, consider them all the same grade      
       
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth 8 7 7.5
       
Millers Crossing (Coen Bros)  6    
       
Million Dollar Baby 6 7.5 6.75
       
Milk (Bio Drama) 6    
       
Minority Report (Sci-Fi/Action) 6.5 7 6.75
       
Mission Impossible (1995 A) 6 6.5 6.25
       
Mission Impossible 2 (Action)   5  
       
Mission Impossible 3 (Action)   5  
       
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol 7 7.5 7.25
       
Mississippi Burning (D)  7 6 6.5
       
Moneyball (2011 Drama)  7 7 7
       
Monster (CR/D)  7    
       
Monster’s Ball (Drama) 6 5 5.5
       
Moon 2    
*** Comment – Unwatchable      
       
Moonrise Kingdom 6.5    
       
Mr. Deeds 5 6 5.5
       
Mrs. Doubtfire (Comedy) 6 6 6
       
Mud 6.5    
       
Munich (Drama) 7 8 7.5
       
My Big Fat Greek Wedding ( C ) 7    
       
My Brother the Devil 6.5    
       
My Cousin Vinny (Drama/Comedy)   6  
       
My Girl (Family Drama) 5.5 5.5 5.5
       
My Left Foot (1989 Drama) 5    
*Super overrated      
       
My Life (1993 D) 8 7 7.5
***Top 5 Tearjerker Drama All-Time      
       
Mystic Pizza      
       
Mystic River (2003 CR/D) 7 7.5 7.25
       
The Naked Gun (1988 C) 5.5 6.5 6
       
Napolean Dynamite (2004 C) 6 7 6.5
       
Natural Born Killers (1994 T) 5 5.5 5.25
       
New Jack City (G) 6 6 6
       
The Negotiator (T) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Nell (D)  6 5 5.5
       
Ninja Assassin (MA) 5 5 5
       
Nixon (Bio Drama)      
       
No Country for Old Men (2007 CR/D) 8.5 9 8.75
*** Distinction (Best Coen Brothers Film)/*** Top 50 All-Time Favorite      
**It really is better every time you see it.      
       
No Strings Attached (2010 Romantic) 2 1 1.5
*** Commentary:  Very awful      
** The movie features AKutcher. Enough said.      
       
Notorious (BioDrama) 4.5 6.5 5.5
       
Notting Hill ( C )      
       
The Nutty Professor 5 3 4
       
The Nutty Professor 2      
       
O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000 C) 7 8 7.5
       
Observe and Report ( C )      
       
Ocean’s Eleven (Comedy/Drama) 7 7 7
       
Ocean’s Twelve (Comedy/Drama)  6 3 4.5
*A very awful movie (JM)      
       
Ocean’s Thirteen (Comedy/Drama)  6 5 5.5
       
Officer And A Gentleman (Classic)      
       
Old School (2002 C)   8.5 9.5 9
*** Top 5 in Class (Comedy) / *** Top 50 All-Time Favorite      
** My favorite comedy ever (JM)      
       
Oldboy  (2004 International) 6.5    
***If you liked Kill Bill, you’ll enjoy this brutal story of revenge from South Korean film-maker Park Chan-wook.      
       
Office Space ( C ) 7 7.5 7.25
       
The Omen (1976 H) 7    
*Top 5 in Class (H)      
       
The Omen (Remake)(2006 H) 6 7 6.5
       
On the Waterfront (1954 D) 7    
       
Once Upon A Time In America 5.5    
       
Once Upon A Time In Mexico      
       
One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest    6.5  
*Overrated      
       
Open Range (2003 Western) 3.5 2.5 3
***Comment (K. Costner at his usual worst)      
**Atrocious       
       
Ordinary People (1981 D)      
       
The Original Kings of Comedy 8.5 7.5 7
***Best in Class (Stand-Up Comedy)/***Top 25 All-Time Favorite      
       
Orphan (2009 H) 5.5 6.5 6
       
The Others (2001 H) 6.5 7.5  
       
The Outsiders  6 7 6.5
       
Over The Top (Action) 5 6 5.5
       
Owning Mahowny (D)  8    
***Top 100 All-Time Favorite      
       
Pale Rider (Western) 4    
       
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006 F)   8  
       
The Paper Chase (D) 5    
       
Parenthood (Comedy/Drama)  6    
       
Paris, je t’aime (2006 D)   6  
       
The Passion of the Christ 7 8 7.5
***Best in Class (Religious)      
       
Patch Adams (Drama) 6    
       
The Patriot (W/D) 5.5 6.5 6
       
Pay It Forward  (D)  6    
       
Pearl Harbor (2001 War Drama)   6  
*High score considering its Hartnett and Affleck      
       
The Pelican Brief (D)   5.5  
       
The People v. Larry Flint (BioDrama) 7 5 6
       
A Perfect Getaway (2009 M)   6  
       
The Perfect Storm (D) 6.5    
       
Phone Booth 2.5 3.5 3
       
The Pianist (2002 W/D)      
       
Pirates of Caribbean 1  5 5 5
       
Pirates of Caribbean 2   4  
       
Pirates of Caribbean 3 0 0 0
*** Comment: An extremely bad movie.      
** Offensive and insulting effort by whoever wrote this.      
       
Planes Trains & Automobiles (1987 C)   6  
       
Planet of the Apes (Heston)   5.5  
       
Planet of the Apes (Wahlberg) 1.5 4 2.75
***Comment: Incredibly awful movie      
       
Planet of the Apes (Franco)   5.5  
       
Planet Terror (2007 A) 3.5    
       
Platoon (W) 6.5 7 6.75
***Comment: Very overrated.      
       
Poetic Justice (Drama) 3    
       
Pollock (BioDrama) 7.5 8 7.75
       
Point Break (1991 A) 3.5 5.5 4.5
***Comment:  Keanu is the only actor I know that makes Nick Cage look like Daniel Day Lewis.      
       
Poltergeist (H)   4  
       
Precious (2009 D) 6.5    
       
The Prestige (2006 M)   8  
*Top 50 favorite (JM)      
       
Pretty In Pink      
       
Pretty Woman   5  
       
Pride & Glory (2008 CR) 6.5    
       
Prisoners 8 8 8
       
Private Parts 5    
       
The Program (Sports) 4 6 5
       
Project X 6.5    
       
Promised Land 6.5    
       
A Prophet  (2009 D)   9 8.5 8.75
*** Top 5 Foreign      
       
Psycho (Original) (Horror)      
       
Psycho (Vaughn) 6 6 6
       
Public Enemies 6.5 5 5.75
       
Pulp Fiction (1994 D) 7 7 7
**Good but overrated, not in Tarrantino’s top 3 (JM)      
       
Punch Drunk Love (Comedy)      
       
Purple Rain (DR/MU) 5 4 4.5
       
The Quick and the Dead (1995 Western)   6  
       
Quiz Show (D) 5.5    
       
Rabbit Hole (2011 D) 7    
       
Rachel Getting Married (Drama) 6    
       
Raging Bull (1980 D) 9.5 9 9.25
*** Best in Class (Sports Movies) /  *** Top 5 All-Time      
       
Rain Man (Drama) 8 7.5 7.75
       
The Rainmaker (1997 D) 7 7 7
       
Raising Arizona      
       
Rambo: First Blood (1982 A) 6 6 6
       
Rambo: First Blood Part 2 (1985 A) 6.5 7 6.75
       
Rambo 3 (1988 A) 5 5 5
       
Rambo 4 (2008 A)   3  
       
Rampart 5    
       
Ransom (T) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
The Reader (2008 D) 7 6.5 6.75
       
Reality Bites  6    
       
The Recruit 6.5 6 6.25
       
Red Dragon (T)  5    
       
Red State (D) 5    
       
Religulous (DC)      
       
Remember The Titans (Sports D)   6  
       
Reservior Dogs (1992 CR/M/T) 6.5 7.5 7
       
Revolutionary Road (D)  6    
       
The Right Stuff (1983 Drama)      
       
Righteous Kill (CR) 5    
       
Risen 3    
       
A River Runs Through It  (1992 D) 6 6 6
       
The Road (2009 D) 4 5.5 4.75
       
The Road to Perdition (2002 D) 7.5 8 7.75
***Top 100 All-Time      
       
The Road Warror (A) 7    
       
Robin Hood (2010 D) 5    
       
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (A/D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Rob Roy  (A) 6.5    
       
The Rock (A) 3 2 2.5
       
Rock Star 4    
       
Rocky (1976 Sports Drama)  8 8.5 8.25
*** Top 5 in Class (Sports Movies)      
       
Rocky 2 (1979 Sports Drama) 6.5 7.5 7
       
Rocky 3 (Sports Drama)  6 7 6.5
       
Rocky 4 (Sports Drama) 5 7 6
       
Rocky 5 (Sports Drama) 2 4 3
*** Comment: Only the die-hard Rocky fans will be able to sit through this one.      
       
Rocky Balboa (2006 Sports Drama) 3 3 3
       
Roger & Me (DC)      
       
Romeo & Juliet (1996 D) 5 6.5 5.75
       
The Roommate (2011 T)   3  
       
Rosemary’s Baby (1968 H) 8.5 7.5 8
*** Top 5 in Class (Horror); ***Comment:  Very, very scary      
       
Rounders (1998 D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Rudy (1993 Biodrama)   8  
       
The Runaway Jury 5 5 5
       
Runner Runner 7    
       
Rush (CR) 6.5    
       
Safe House (2012 A) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Savages (2012 A) 6.5 5 5.75
       
Saving Private Ryan  (W) 8 8 8
*** Top 100 All-Time      
       
Saw (2004 H) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Saw 2 (2005H) 3 3 3
       
Saw 3 (2006 H) 1 3 2
***Completely unwatchable.  All subsequent Saw sequels will not be ranked.      
       
Scarface (1983 G) 9 8.5 8.75
 *** Top 5 in Class (Gangster Movies) / Top 25 Favorite      
       
Scent of a Woman (D)      
       
Schindler’s List (W/D) 9 8.5 8.75
***Best in Class (World War II films) / Top 25 Favorite      
       
School of Rock ( C ) 4.5 2.5 3.5
       
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (A/C) 6    
       
Scream (H) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Scream 2 (H) 5 5 5
       
Seabiscuit (Drama) 5.5 6 5.75
       
Seconds 7    
       
Semi-Pro (2008 C) 6 3 4.5
       
Serpico (1973 CR) 8.5    
       
Se7en (1996 T) 9 9.5 9.25
*** Best in Class (Mystery/Suspense/Thriller) / Top 25 Favorite      
**Top 5 favorite “What’s in the box!?” (JM)      
       
Seven Pounds (2008 D) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Seven Psychopaths 6    
       
Sex, Lies & Videotape (D)      
       
Shawshank Redemption (1994 D) 8 8 8
       
Sherlock Holmes (2009 A) 5.5 6.5 6
       
Sherlock Holmes 2 (2011 A)   6.5  
       
Shallow Hal (C) 3 4 3.5
       
Shooter (2007 A)   5  
       
Shrek (AN) 6 6 6
       
Shrek 2 (AN)      
       
Shutter Island (2010 Psychological Thriller) 6.5 7 6.75
       
Sid & Nancy (1986 Bio Drama) 4.5    
       
Signs (Sci-Fi) 6 6.5 6.25
       
Silence of the Lambs (1991 T) 9 8 8.5
*** Top 5 in Class (Mystery/Suspense/Thriller)/***Top 50 All-Time Favorite      
       
Silver Linings Playbook (2012 C) 8 7 7.5
       
Sin City 8 7.5 7.75
 *** A Menser Favorite / *** Top 100 All-Time Favorite      
       
Sin Hombre 7    
       
Single White Female (Thriller) 6.5 5.5 6
       
The Sixth Sense (1999 M) 8 8 8
*Easily Shayamalan’s best movie.        
       
The Shining (1980 H) 8 9 8.5
 *** Top 5 in Class (Horror) / ***Top 100 All-Time Favorite      
       
Skyfall (2012 James Bond)   6.5  
       
Sleepers  7 7.5 7.25
       
Sleeping with the Enemy  6 5 5.5
       
Sling Blade (1996 D) 6.5 7 6.75
       
Sliver  5 3 4
       
Slumdog Millionaire (2008 D) 7 7 7
       
Snatch (2000 A) 7 8 7.5
       
Sneakers   7 7 7
       
Snow on da Bluff 6    
       
Snow White (AN)      
       
The Social Network (2010 D) 8 7.5 7.75
       
Something’s Gotta Give ( C )      
       
Sounder (Classic Family)      
       
South Central (G) 5.5    
       
Spartacus (1960 Epic Drama)   7  
       
Sphere (Sci-Fi) 3    
       
Speed (Action)   5.5  
       
Speed 2 (Action)   4  
       
Spider Man (A) 6 6 6
       
Spider Man 2  (A) 5 6 5.5
       
Spider Man 3 (A)   5  
       
Spies Like Us ( C ) 6    
       
Spy Games (A/D) 7 7 7
       
Star Trek (2009 Sci-Fi/Action) 5 6 5.5
       
Star Wars (A New Hope)      
       
Star Wars (1980 ESB)  8.5    
 *** Top 5 in Class (Science Fiction)      
       
Star Wars (1983 RoJ) 7    
       
Star Wars (Phantom Menace)  4    
       
Star Wars (Clone Wars)  5    
       
Star Wars (Revenge of Syth) 6.5    
       
Starship Troopers (Action) 1 4 2.5
       
State of Play (D/A) 6 6.5 6.25
       
Steel Magnolias (D)  8 7.5 7.75
**Top 5 saddest movie (JM)      
       
Stepbrothers (C)           7 6 6.5
       
Stepmom (Drama) 4    
       
The Sting      
       
Stoker 7    
       
Stone (Drama)  6.5    
       
Strange Days (Sci-Fi/Drama)      
       
The Strangers (2008 H)   6.5  
*Pretty scary, Ashbeth left the cinema      
       
Straw Dogs (Hoffman)   4    
       
Straw Dogs (2011) 5.5    
       
Streets is Watchin’  (Jay Z)  1.5 3 2.25
       
Stripes (Comedy)      
       
Striptease (Drama)  4 4 4
       
Stuck On You (Comedy) 1 1 1
*** Top 10 Worst All-Time      
       
S.W.A.T 2.5 3.5 3
       
Sweet November (Romance)      
       
Swimming With The Sharks (C)   6.5    
       
Swiss Family Robinson (Family Adventure)  7    
       
Swordfish (A/D)  2.5 2.5 2.5
*Truly an awful movie. (JM)      
       
Sugar Hill (Drama)  2    
       
Superbad (Comedy) 5 6 5.5
       
Superman (A)  6 6 6
       
Superman 2 (A) 6.5 7 6.75
       
Superman 3 (A)      
       
Superman 4 (A)      
       
Sympathy for Mr. Venge  4.5    
(Boksuneun naui geot) (2002 International/Art House)      
       
Syriana (2005 D)   5.5  
       
Taken (2008 A) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Taken 2 (2012 A) 2 4.5 3.25
       
Taking Lives (T) 6.5    
       
The Taking of Pelham 123   3  
*Completely done with Travolta after this one.      
       
Talladega Nights (2006 C) 3.5 3.5 3.5
       
Tangled   5  
       
Taxi Driver (1976 D) 6.5 7 6.75
*** Top 10 Most Overrated.  Sorry Scorsese.      
       
The Terminal (2004 D)      
       
Terminator (A)   5  
       
Terminator 2 (A) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Terminator 3 (A) 4 5 4.5
       
Terminator Salvation  (A)  5.5    
       
Thank You For Smoking 6 6 6
       
The Talented Mr. Ripley   5.5  
       
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003 H) 5 6.5 5.75
       
The Time Machine  (Classic/Sci-Fi) 6.5    
       
The Thin Red Line (War Drama)   6.5  
       
There’s Something About Mary (1998 C)   7  
       
There Will Be Blood  (2007 D) 9.5 8 8.75
*** Top 25 All-Time Favorite; Better every time you watch it.      
       
They Live 2.5    
       
This Boy’s Life (1993 D) 6.5    
       
This is the End 3.5    
       
This is 40 7 7 7
       
Three Men and a Baby (C)   4  
       
Tigerland 6    
       
A Time to Kill  (1996 D)         7 5.5 6.25
       
Titanic   (D) 6.5 6 6.25
       
To Kill A Mockingbird (Classic)      
       
Tombstone (Western) 6.5 7 6.75
       
Top Gun (Action)  5 6 5.5
*Without the soundtrack, probably looking at a 4 or lower      
       
Total Recall (Sci-Fi)      
       
The Tourist (2010 T)   3  
*Horrendous.  Labeling this a “Thriller” because I have to.      
       
The Town (2010 CR) 7.5 6 6.75
       
Toy Story (1995 AN)   7.5  
       
Toy Story 2 (1999 AN)      
       
Toy Story 3 (2010 AN)      
       
Trade 4.5    
       
Trading Places  (1983 C) 7.5 7.5 7.5
       
Traffic (CR/D)  7.5 7 7.25
       
Training Day (D) 7 7 7
       
Trainspotting (D) 6.5    
       
Transformers (A) 2.5 1 1.75
*Top 5 worst movie I’ve ever seen. (JM)      
       
Transformers 2 (A)      
       
The Tree of Life 6    
       
Triangle (2009 H) 1    
       
True Romance (1993 D) (Tarantino) 8 8.5 8.25
       
True Grit (2010 Western) 7 7.5 7.25
The Truman Show (D) 6 6 6
       
Twelve 6.5    
       
Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7 6.5 6.75
       
Two For The Money (D) 6.5    
       
Twilight 5.5 4.5 5
*I stopped after this first one.  No need to repeat a mistake. (JM)      
       
Twilight New Moon 5    
       
Twilight: Breaking Dawn 1      
       
Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2      
       
Tyson (Sports DC) 8.5    
*** Top 5 in Class (Sports Documentaries) / *** Top 100 All-Time Favorite      
       
The Ugly Truth ( C )      
       
Unbreakable (2000 M)   6.5  
       
Uncle Buck ( C ) 5 5 5
       
Underworld  6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Underworld: Rise of Lycans   4.5  
       
Unforgiven (Western) 8 9 8.5
*** Top 5 in Class (Western) / *** Top 25 All-Time Favorite / *** Best Eastwood flick      
       
Unknown (A)   5.5  
       
Unstoppable (2010 A)   5  
       
The Untoachables (G) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
Up (Animation)   6.5  
       
Up In The Air (D) 6 6 6
       
The Usual Suspects (CR/M) 7.5 7.5 7.5
       
U.S. Marshalls (A) 6 6 6
       
V For Vendetta (D) 6 5 5.5
       
Valkyrie (2008 D)   5  
       
Vanilla Sky 6.5 7 6.75
*A guilty pleasure and a great soundtrack.      
       
Vantage Point      
       
Varsity Blues (Sports Drama) 4 6 5
       
Vegas Vacation (C)     4.5 5.5 5
       
The Verdict (D) 7    
***Top 5 in Class (Legal Thriller)      
       
Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008 D)   4  
       
The Village (2004 M/T)   7.5  
       
W (Bio Drama) 5.5 5 5.25
       
Wag the Dog (Political Drama)      
       
Waiting for Guffman (  C ) 6.5    
       
Wall-E (AN)      
       
Wall Street  (1987 D) 8 8 8
*** Top 100 All-Time Favorite      
       
Wall Street 2 (2010 D) 6 6 6
       
Walk The Line (Bio Drama) 7 5 6
       
Wanderlust  5 3.5 4.25
       
Wanted (A) 5.5 6 5.75
       
War Games (Drama)      
       
War of the Roses (Comedy/Drama)      
       
War of the Worlds (Cruise)  5 5 5
       
Warrior (2011 A) 7 7 7
       
Warriors (Samurai)      
       
Watchmen (A) 5.5 5 5.25
       
Waterboy (C) 5.5 5 5.25
       
Waterworld (A) 1.5 0 0.75
*Commentary: Top 3 worst movie of all-time.      
       
Wayne’s World (Comedy)  4 3 3.5
       
Wayne’s World 2 (Comedy)   3  
       
We Are Marshall (Sports Drama)      
       
We Need to Talk about Kevin 6.5 6 6.25
       
We Own The Night  (2003 D) 7 7.5 7.25
       
We Were Soldiers (W)   7  
       
Wedding Crashers (2005 C) 7 7 7
       
The Wedding Singer (1998 C ) 6 6 6
       
West of Memphis 8 8 8
       
What About Bob? (1991 C) 8 7.5 7.75
       
What Lies Beneath (T) 6.5 6 6.25
       
What Women Want (Comedy) 5.5 5 5.25
       
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (D) 5 5 5
       
When We Were Kings (Sports Doc) 7 7 7
       
White Men Can’t Jump (1992 C) 6.5 6.5 6.5
       
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of W.V.  (DC) 4    
       
The Wild Bunch (Western)      
       
Wicker Park (2004 D)   6  
       
Wild Things (M) 5.5 4.5 5
       
Winter’s Bones (2010 D) 8 6 7
*** Top 100 All-Time Favorite      
       
The Wizard of Oz  (1939 Classic) 9 9 9
       
The Wolfman (A)  4.5 2 3.25
       
Wolf Creek (H)  4.5 6 5.25
       
Working Girl (D) 6.5    
       
World War Z 6.5    
       
The Wrestler (2008 D) 6.5 7 6.75
*I really liked it. (JM)      
       
Wyatt Earp (Western) 6.5 7 6.75
       
X-Men (A) 5 6 5.5
       
X-Men Origins: Wolverine  (A) 5.5 6 5.75
       
X-Men: X2 (A)   5  
       
X-Men: First Class (2011 A)   7  
       
Young Adult  6.5    
       
Young Guns (1988 Western) 6.5 6 6.25
       
Young Guns 2 (1990 Western) 5.5 6 5.75
       
Youth in Revolt (2009 C) 5    
       
Zero Dark Thirty (2012 D) 8 8.5 8.25
*Should have been Best Picture      
       
Zombieland  (2009 A) 3    
       
Zoolander (2001 C) 4.5