vesperianne's Ratings


1. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 2 hr 1 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Rated on 07 Apr 2021

Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 75,577

2. The Departed (2006)

R | 2 hr 31 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rated on 05 Jul 2020

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,224,322

3. Dogville (2003)

R | 2 hr 58 min | Crime, Drama

Rated on 25 Jun 2020

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado community in exchange for labor, but when a search visits the town she finds out that their support has a price.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 141,392

4. Tommy (1975)

PG | 1 hr 51 min | Drama, Musical

Rated on 18 Jun 2020

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the figurehead of a cult.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John

Votes: 19,757

5. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 1 hr 35 min | Adventure, Drama

Rated on 15 Jun 2020

Two bikers head from L.A. to New Orleans through the open country and desert lands, and along the way they meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap of which they had been unaware.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 103,496

6. Shanghai Express (1932)

Approved | 1 hr 22 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Rated on 20 May 2020

A notorious woman rides a train through a dangerous situation with a British captain she loved.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland

Votes: 8,130

7. Mulholland Dr. (2001)

R | 2 hr 27 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Rated on 19 Apr 2020

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 332,375

8. The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

Approved | 1 hr 19 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rated on 13 Apr 2020

A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; nonetheless, he finds himself falling in love with her.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 3,269

9. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Passed | 1 hr 36 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

Rated on 11 Apr 2020

An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 7,950

10. A Cop (1972)

PG | 1 hr 38 min | Crime, Thriller

Rated on 11 Apr 2020

After a shaky first heist, a group of thieves plan an even more elaborate and risky second heist.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 8,725

11. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Passed | 1 hr 44 min | Drama, History, Romance

Rated on 11 Apr 2020

A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 6,092

12. Blonde Venus (1932)

Not Rated | 1 hr 33 min | Drama

Rated on 11 Apr 2020

A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore

Votes: 4,662

13. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

R | 2 hr 14 min | Biography, Drama, History

Rated on 02 Apr 2020

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

Votes: 657,555

14. Play It Again, Sam (1972)

PG | 1 hr 25 min | Comedy, Romance

Rated on 26 Mar 2020

A neurotic film critic obsessed with the movie Casablanca (1942) attempts to get over his wife leaving him by dating again with the help of a married couple and his illusory idol, Humphrey Bogart.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Jerry Lacy

Votes: 25,276

15. Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

R | 1 hr 35 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Rated on 14 Mar 2020

When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy porn star and prostitute.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Pamela Blair, Rene Ceballos

Votes: 38,806

16. Joker (2019)

R | 2 hr 2 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rated on 04 Mar 2020

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 1,029,543

17. Porgy and Bess (1959)

Not Rated | 2 hr 18 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Rated on 03 Mar 2020

A woman whose past is scorned by nearly everyone around her meets a man who'd love her regardlessly- if only everyone else would allow them to.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,570

18. Parasite (2019)

R | 2 hr 12 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Rated on 27 Feb 2020

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Cho, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 632,551

19. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 2 hr 8 min | Biography, Drama, History

Rated on 23 Feb 2020

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 28,259

20. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 1 hr 34 min | Drama, History, War

Rated on 01 Sep 2019

The story of the Finzi-Continis, a noble family of Ferrara, during the Jewish persecution in Italy's 1930s.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 6,365

21. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

R | 1 hr 50 min | Drama, Romance

Rated on 28 Jul 2019

A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

Votes: 38,334

22. Loving Vincent (2017)

PG-13 | 1 hr 34 min | Animation, Biography, Crime

Rated on 28 Jul 2019

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh (Robert Gulaczyk) to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Helen McCrory

Votes: 53,070

23. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 3 hr 1 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Rated on 28 Jul 2019

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 905,571

24. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 2 hr 14 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Rated on 28 Jul 2019

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Votes: 476,630

25. The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Not Rated | 1 hr 45 min | Comedy, Romance

Rated on 28 Jul 2019

When his family goes away for the summer, a hitherto faithful husband with an overactive imagination is tempted by a beautiful neighbbor.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts

Votes: 35,664

26. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 1 hr 39 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Rated on 28 Jul 2019

A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 23,675

27. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 2 hr 9 min | Biography, Drama

Rated on 28 Jul 2019

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 14,955

28. Key Largo (1948)

Not Rated | 1 hr 40 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Rated on 27 Jul 2019

A man visits his war buddy's family hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 37,969

29. Peter the Great (1986)

6 hr 11 min | Biography, Drama, History

Rated on 23 Jul 2019

Biopic of Peter I, Czar of Russia, from childhood in 1682 to the Great Northern War against Sweden during the 1700s.

Stars: Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Sharif, Trevor Howard

Votes: 635

30. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Approved | 1 hr 48 min | Comedy, Drama

Rated on 27 Jun 2019

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Votes: 41,096

31. Dark Passage (1947)

Passed | 1 hr 46 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

Rated on 23 Jun 2019

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 18,210

32. To Have and Have Not (1944)

Passed | 1 hr 40 min | Adventure, Comedy, Film-Noir

Rated on 19 Jun 2019

During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Votes: 32,034

33. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Approved | 1 hr 50 min | Comedy, Musical

Rated on 02 Jun 2019

The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. looks down from Heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

Directors: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Merrill Pye, Charles Walters | Stars: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

Votes: 2,987

34. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Not Rated | 1 hr 35 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rated on 02 Jun 2019

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne

Votes: 21,046

35. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Approved | 1 hr 31 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Rated on 02 Jun 2019

Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Votes: 33,498

36. Desperate for Love (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 1 hr 33 min | Drama, Romance

Rated on 30 Jan 2019

The story of murder among a trio of teenagers after a boy breaks up with a girl and she runs into the arms of his vulnerable best friend.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Christian Slater, Tammy Lauren, Brian Bloom, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 256

37. Shadow of a Doubt (1991 TV Movie)

1 hr 40 min | Drama, Thriller

Rated on 09 Oct 2018

Charlie is a young woman who is thrilled that her favorite Uncle Charlie is coming home for good. But she soon discovers that her namesake, a "Wall Street financier," has a deep, dark ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Mark Harmon, Margaret Welsh, Norm Skaggs, William Lanteau

Votes: 257

38. On the Waterfront (1954)

Approved | 1 hr 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rated on 30 Aug 2018

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 145,849

39. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Passed | 1 hr 47 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

Rated on 23 Aug 2017

The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

Directors: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 4,503

40. Show Boat (1951)

Approved | 1 hr 48 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Rated on 23 Aug 2017

The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairy tale romance is threatened after his luck turns sour.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 4,641

41. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 2 hr 24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Rated on 17 Apr 2017

A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 42,465

42. Immortal Beloved (1994)

R | 2 hr 1 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Rated on 04 Jan 2017

The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege

Votes: 23,817

43. Happy Feet (2006)

PG | 1 hr 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rated on 04 Jan 2017

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris | Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Votes: 174,318

44. Keanu (2016)

R | 1 hr 40 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Rated on 22 Aug 2016

When the adorable kitten of an L.A. crime kingpin unexpectedly enters the life of two cousins, they will have to go through tough gangs, pitiless hit-men, and ruthless drug dealers who all claim him, to get him back. How hard can it be?

Director: Peter Atencio | Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, Method Man

Votes: 46,545

45. Happy Feet Two (2011)

PG | 1 hr 40 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Rated on 25 Jul 2016

Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.

Directors: George Miller, Gary Eck, David Peers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 42,734

46. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

PG-13 | 1 hr 47 min | Comedy, Drama

Rated on 23 Jul 2016

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 68,602