2017 Movie Diary

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1. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 282,178 | Gross: $72.31M

2. Eye in the Sky (2015)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 77,717 | Gross: $18.70M

3. Triple 9 (2016)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 64,533 | Gross: $12.63M

4. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

61 Metascore

An middle-aged unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost supernatural talent.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Votes: 43,405 | Gross: $47.95M

5. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

R | 113 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

72 Metascore

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 85,707 | Gross: $69.30M

6. The Great Train Robbery (1978)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

England, 1850s. A master criminal aims to rob a train of a large sum of gold. Security is incredibly tight and the task seems an impossible one. However, he has a plan and just the right people to carry it out.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Votes: 15,492 | Gross: $13.03M

I was going to purchase this DVD, so pleased to see it on TV before I did. Enjoyable, older movie, with a fine performance from Connery. He is the master thief, planning an outrageous score. 68/100

7. The Glimmer Man (1996)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

33 Metascore

Two cops are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man".

Director: John Gray | Stars: Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox

Votes: 18,561 | Gross: $20.10M

Was on TV, otherwise wouldn't have bothered. Typical Seagal movie, where he is the untouchable man. In a word, forgettable. 57/100

8. The Informant (2008 TV Movie)

84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

McInnes plays a suburban dad who works as a police informant for a federal investigative agency. The character's background is shrouded in mystery, with intelligence officers seeking to uncover the truth about his past by working with him.

Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: William McInnes, Anita Hegh, Leeanna Walsman, Don Christopher

Votes: 49

9. Spinning Boris (2003)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber, Boris Lee Krutonog

Votes: 1,030

10. Pushing Tin (1999)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

A feud develops between two air traffic controllers: one cocky and determined while the other is restrained and laidback, which inevitably affects their lives.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 28,020 | Gross: $8.41M

11. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War

65 Metascore

A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Bembol Roco

Votes: 19,134 | Gross: $10.28M

12. Tequila Sunrise (1988)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A former L.A. drug dealer tries to go straight but his past and his underworld connections bring him into the focus of the DEA, the Mexican feds and the Mexican drug cartels.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia

Votes: 28,321 | Gross: $41.29M

13. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

Votes: 100,127 | Gross: $101.63M

14. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 724,467 | Gross: $45.60M

15. The Beach (I) (2000)

R | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 219,869 | Gross: $39.79M

16. Sphere (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Votes: 98,141 | Gross: $37.02M

17. The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

58 Metascore

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo

Votes: 58,843 | Gross: $35.17M

18. A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 110,966 | Gross: $26.31M

19. Non-Stop (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

56 Metascore

An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 247,009 | Gross: $92.17M

20. Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

PG-13 | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

45 Metascore

A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris

Votes: 42,280 | Gross: $20.18M

21. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

70 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Votes: 584,514 | Gross: $61.00M

22. Blood Father (2016)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks

Votes: 58,422

23. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 199,253 | Gross: $26.86M

24. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 837,519 | Gross: $167.77M

25. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 603,167 | Gross: $24.61M

26. The Infiltrator (2016)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan

Votes: 66,715 | Gross: $15.43M

27. Out of the Furnace (2013)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 104,946 | Gross: $11.33M

28. My Husband My Killer (2001 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama

New South Wales detective sergeant Bob 'Snake' Inkster almost immediately suspects highly respected ethnic Croation businessman Andrew Kalajzich of the murder of his wife, shot in bed with ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Colin Friels, Martin Sacks, Geoff Morrell, Chris Haywood

Votes: 172

29. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A taxi driver with a penchant for conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of these theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

Votes: 92,419 | Gross: $75.98M

30. The Diplomat (2009 TV Movie)

190 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A British diplomat is arrested on charges of working with Russian mafia. After death threats to his wife, they are taken into protective custody. Then the MI6 shows up with a new piece of the puzzle.

Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Dougray Scott, Rachael Blake, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 575

31. Contraband (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale, Robert Wahlberg

Votes: 115,536 | Gross: $66.53M

32. The Bourne Identity (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Votes: 500,358 | Gross: $121.66M

33. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

73 Metascore

When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 428,270 | Gross: $176.24M

34. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles

Votes: 598,567 | Gross: $227.47M

35. Jason Bourne (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Thriller

58 Metascore

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 204,578 | Gross: $162.43M

36. The Accountant (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 254,780 | Gross: $86.26M

37. A History of Violence (2005)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt

Votes: 220,933 | Gross: $31.49M

38. Eastern Promises (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Josef Altin

Votes: 224,442 | Gross: $17.11M

39. The Double (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.

Director: Michael Brandt | Stars: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen, Tamer Hassan

Votes: 28,355

40. Deception (I) (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

31 Metascore

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.

Director: Marcel Langenegger | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Bruce Altman

Votes: 37,390 | Gross: $4.60M

41. The Counselor (2013)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

48 Metascore

A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem

Votes: 95,490 | Gross: $16.97M

42. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 362,600 | Gross: $46.89M

43. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 193,601 | Gross: $124.12M

44. The Cooler (2003)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 32,152 | Gross: $8.24M

45. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy