Films I Viewed in 2020

by itisbrad | created - 6 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

MY RATINGS FOR ENGLISH FILMS 10. TOP 100 9. TOP 400 8. TOP 1000 7. TOP 3000 6. Watchable. 5. Few good scenes. 4. It is a movie. 3. Gore, negatives. 2. Animal Abuse. 1. Graphic Animal Abuse.

First view: highest rating of 8. Second view: highest rating of 9.

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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Passed | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 385,770

Viewed January 01. dvd. in color.

2. Big Girls Don't Cry (2002)

R | 87 min | Drama

Kati and Steffi have been best friends forever. Their love lives are heating up, so they're hitting the books less and going out to nightclubs more. When Steffi sees her father with another woman, her life begins to spiral out of control.

Director: Maria von Heland | Stars: Anna Maria Mühe, Karoline Herfurth, Josefine Domes, David Winter

Votes: 1,570

Viewed January 01. netflix-dvd

3. Tanna (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

Directors: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean | Stars: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa, Marceline Rofit, Charlie Kahla

Votes: 3,990 | Gross: $0.01M

Viewed January 01. netflix-dvd

4. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)

R | 92 min | Drama

With hopes of becoming a doctor and not a product of her environment, a Brooklyn teenager is faced with numerous challenges that threaten her dreams.

Director: Leslie Harris | Stars: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido, Chequita Jackson

Votes: 883 | Gross: $0.48M

Viewed January 02. criterion-channel

5. Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)

106 min | Drama, Romance

Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg, Madeleine Lambert

Votes: 1,195

Viewed January 03. netflix-dvd

6. Shivers (1975)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

58 Metascore

The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman

Votes: 17,108

Viewed January 03. criterion-channel

7. Caterina in the Big City (2003)

Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

Caterina, forced to leave her small town at the age of thirteen, faces the complications of living in the big metropoly of Rome.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Alice Teghil, Sergio Castellitto, Margherita Buy, Antonio Carnevale

Votes: 2,631 | Gross: $0.29M

Viewed January 04. netflix-dvd

8. Z.P.G. (1972)

PG | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Concerned with population over-growth, the Earth government bans, under the penalty of death, all pregnancies but one couple decides to risk having a real baby rather than legally adopt a cyborg child.

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon, Diane Cilento

Votes: 1,243

Viewed January 05. criterion-channel

9. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

75 Metascore

In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 46,852 | Gross: $2.44M

Viewed January 06. criterion-channel

10. The Ωmega Man (1971)

PG | 98 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

Lone survivor, doctor Robert Neville, struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race while fighting The Family, a savage luddite death cult formed by the zombie-like infected to erase the past.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 28,225 | Gross: $8.72M

Viewed January 06. criterion-channel

11. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 1,478 | Gross: $0.35M

Viewed January 06. criterion-channel

12. Blow Out (1981)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

86 Metascore

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Votes: 42,253 | Gross: $13.75M

Viewed January 06. criterion-channel

13. Revanche (2008)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 13,437

Viewed January 07. netflix-dvd

14. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A worried husband finds a lover for his depressed wife, but she falls in love with a bullied thirteen-year-old math prodigy and wants to have the boy's baby.

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Carole Laure, Patrick Dewaere, Michel Serrault

Votes: 3,374

Viewed January 07. netflix-dvd

15. Marius (1931)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Marius is faced with a choice whether to fulfill his passion by sailing the seas or stay and marry the woman he loves.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin, Alida Rouffe

Votes: 1,923

Viewed January 07. netflix-dvd

16. Demon Seed (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Director: Donald Cammell | Stars: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 7,935

Viewed January 07. criterion-channel

17. The Terminal Man (1974)

PG | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

41 Metascore

Hoping to cure his violent seizures, a man agrees to a series of experimental microcomputers inserted into his brain but inadvertently discovers that violence now triggers a pleasurable response his brain.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat

Votes: 1,955

Viewed January 07. criterion-channel

18. Prospero's Books (1991)

R | 124 min | Drama, Fantasy

The magician Prospero attempts to stop his daughter's affair with an enemy.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Gielgud, Michael Clark, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson

Votes: 5,878 | Gross: $1.75M

Viewed January 08. criterion-channel

19. A Brief Vacation (1973)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance

Clara, diagnosed with tubercolosis, is treated in a sanatorium in the Alps, where she can finally take a break from her miserable life.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Renato Salvatori, Daniel Quenaud, José María Prada

Votes: 768

Viewed January 09. netflix-dvd

20. Not One Less (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

73 Metascore

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian, Enman Gao

Votes: 8,061 | Gross: $0.59M

Viewed January 09. netflix-dvd

21. Fanny (1932)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

After Fanny's boyfriend leaves her and sails away, she finds out she's pregnant.

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin, Orane Demazis

Votes: 1,471 | Gross: $0.02M

Viewed January 09. netflix-dvd

22. Hardcore (1979)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

Votes: 8,602

Viewed January 10. criterion-channel

23. Cookie (1989)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Emily Lloyd, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 1,151 | Gross: $1.87M

Viewed January 10. criterion-channel

24. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

PG | 112 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 122,055 | Gross: $201.09M

Viewed January 12. netflix-stream

25. Look at Me (2004)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

79 Metascore

A french girl gifted with a great voice, has a complex about her weight and her appearance.

Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Marilou Berry, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 5,074 | Gross: $1.74M

Viewed January 13. criterion-channel

26. Toy Story 4 (2019)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale

Votes: 185,049 | Gross: $434.04M

Viewed January 14. netflix-dvd

27. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

43 Metascore

Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone

Votes: 17,378 | Gross: $21.11M

Viewed January 14. netflix-dvd

28. Betty Blue (1986)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

Votes: 17,183 | Gross: $2.00M

Viewed January 16. criterion-channel

29. César (1936)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama

Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin

Votes: 1,253

Viewed January 17. netflix-dvd

30. Daisies (1966)

74 min | Comedy

After realizing that all world is spoiled, Marie and Marie are committed to be spoiled themselves. They rip off older men, feast in lavish meals and do all kinds of mischief. But what is all this leading to?

Director: Vera Chytilová | Stars: Jitka Cerhová, Ivana Karbanová, Julius Albert, Jan Klusák

Votes: 9,517

Viewed January 17. criterion-channel

31. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 298,476 | Gross: $390.53M

Viewed January 17. netflix-dvd

32. Electric Shadows (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

70 Metascore

For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in... See full summary »

Director: Jiang Xiao | Stars: Yu Xia, Haibin Li, Yijing Zhang, Zhongyang Qi

Votes: 967 | Gross: $0.01M

Viewed January 17. netflix-dvd

33. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 21,620

Viewed January 18. criterion-channel

34. The American Soldier (1970)

80 min | Drama

Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops. He inspects ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Karl Scheydt, Elga Sorbas, Jan George, Hark Bohm

Votes: 1,586

Viewed January 22. criterion-channel

35. Gods of the Plague (1970)

91 min | Crime, Drama

A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Margarethe von Trotta, Harry Baer, Günther Kaufmann

Votes: 1,172

Viewed January 22. criterion-channel

36. Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

Votes: 3,317 | Gross: $0.82M

Viewed January 23. netflix-dvd

37. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 7,773 | Gross: $0.03M

Viewed January 23. netflix-dvd

38. Wild Rose (2018)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

80 Metascore

A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson, Lesley Hart

Votes: 8,646 | Gross: $1.64M

Viewed January 24. netflix-dvd

39. I Am Waiting (1957)

91 min | Action, Crime

A former boxer gets involved with a club hostess trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Isamu Kosugi, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 642

Viewed January 24. criterion-channel

40. Intimidation (1960)

65 min | Action, Crime

A bank manager is blackmailed into robbing his own bank.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Kô Nishimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Mari Shiraki, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 499

Viewed January 24. criterion-channel

41. People on Sunday (1930)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two men and two women enjoy a pleasant Sunday at the beach amid the unending toil of the working week.

Directors: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Rochus Gliese, Curt Siodmak, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers

Votes: 2,626

Viewed January 24. criterion-channel

42. Woman of Tokyo (1933)

47 min | Drama

Ryoichi and Chikako are brother and sister. They live together. Chikako works during the day in an office and at night she prostitutes herself to fund her brother's studies at the ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Yoshiko Okada, Ureo Egawa, Kinuyo Tanaka, Shin'yô Nara

Votes: 768

Viewed January 24. criterion-channel