151 Best Movies You Have Never Seen (Maltin)by drrehak | created - 12 Feb 2012 | updated - 09 Sep 2012 | Public
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1. American Dreamz (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Music
The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.
Votes: 23,313 | Gross: $7.19M
3. Aurora Borealis (2005)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A troubled young man struggling to right himself after the premature death of his father.
Votes: 1,552 | Gross: $0.06M
4. Baadasssss! (2003)
R | 109 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 4,419 | Gross: $0.37M
5. The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
R | 121 min | Drama, Romance, Western
After being thrown out of her home, a young woman decides to disguise herself as a man to survive the ruthless Wild West.
Votes: 1,230 | Gross: $0.54M
7. The Big Hit (1998)
R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.
Votes: 26,049 | Gross: $27.05M
8. Blood and Wine (1996)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Votes: 8,273 | Gross: $1.08M
9. Brick (2005)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Votes: 91,068 | Gross: $2.06M
13. Casanova (2005)
R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The fabled romantic Giacomo Casanova, after failing to win the affection of the Venetian woman Francesca Bruni, strives to discover the real meaning of love.
Votes: 47,359 | Gross: $11.29M
14. Chop Shop (2007)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama
Alejandro, a resourceful street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his sixteen-year-old sister.
Votes: 3,750 | Gross: $0.12M
15. Citizen Ruth (1996)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.
Votes: 6,375 | Gross: $0.15M
16. Connie and Carla (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
A mob mix-up in Chicago sends two chanteuses screaming for L.A., where they score a perfect gig: posing as drag queens on the dinner theater/cabaret circuit. Things get extra-weird when a guy falls for one of the girls.
Votes: 7,254 | Gross: $8.05M
17. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama
A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.
21. The Dead Girl (2006)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Votes: 13,177 | Gross: $0.02M
22. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama, Horror
After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.
Votes: 53,318 | Gross: $0.75M
25. Le Dîner de Cons (1998)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy
To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an ... See full summary »
Votes: 32,435 | Gross: $4.07M
26. Dinner Rush (2000)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,520 | Gross: $0.11M
28. Teacher's Pet (2004)
PG | 73 min | Animation, Family, Comedy
Spot (Lane) is a dog who can talk and read. Posing as a human, he sneaks into school with his master Leonard (Flemming). Educational adventures ensue.
Votes: 1,345 | Gross: $6.49M
30. Driving Lessons (2006)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.
Votes: 10,029 | Gross: $0.24M
31. Temporada de patos (2004)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,420 | Gross: $0.15M
32. East Is East (1999)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children.
Votes: 15,534 | Gross: $4.17M
34. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)
PG | 80 min | Documentary
A documentary that explores the careers of four unrelated professionals: a lion tamer, a robotics expert, a topiary gardener, and a naked mole rat specialist.
Votes: 3,338 | Gross: $0.83M
35. 15 Minutes (2001)
R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.
Votes: 44,894 | Gross: $24.40M
36. Find Me Guilty (2006)
R | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history.
Votes: 29,950 | Gross: $1.17M
37. Firelight (1997)
R | 103 min | Romance, Drama
In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,691 | Gross: $0.78M
39. La femme de Gilles (2004)
103 min | Drama
Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her ... See full summary »
Votes: 762 | Gross: $0.00M
40. Go Tigers! (2001)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Sport
"Go Tigers!" is a rare behind-the-scenes chronicling of a remarkable season for the Massillon Tigers high school football team, played out in a small rustbelt town that draws its identity ... See full summary »
Votes: 769 | Gross: $0.15M
43. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.
Votes: 24,272 | Gross: $15.33M
44. The Hard Word (2002)
R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,328 | Gross: $0.42M
45. The Harmonists (1997)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,904 | Gross: $0.48M
46. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
Votes: 28,103 | Gross: $3.03M
47. Hidalgo (2004)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.
Votes: 71,366 | Gross: $67.29M
48. A Home at the End of the World (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend.
Votes: 12,527 | Gross: $1.03M
49. Casa de Areia (2005)
R | 115 min | Drama
A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it.
Votes: 2,790 | Gross: $0.53M
52. Idiocracy (2006)
R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
Votes: 121,165 | Gross: $0.44M
54. Days of Glory (2006)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.
Votes: 12,837 | Gross: $0.32M
55. Innocent Blood (1992)
R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.
Votes: 8,036 | Gross: $4.97M
57. Island in the Sky (1953)
Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama
A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.
59. Keeping Mum (2005)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime
A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.
Votes: 30,160 | Gross: $1.62M
60. Kill Me Later (2001)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Shawn Holloway has a miserable life since she was eleven, when her father left her mother and she stayed alone with her problematic mother. Presently she is graduated, works in a bank and ... See full summary »
61. King of California (2007)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.
Votes: 20,669 | Gross: $0.26M
62. Bian Lian (1996)
91 min | Drama
Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,892 | Gross: $1.10M
63. King of the Hill (1993)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, History
A young boy struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him in 1930s Depression-era Midwest.
Votes: 6,398 | Gross: $1.30M
64. Kontroll (2003)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.
Votes: 21,612 | Gross: $0.24M
66. La petite Lili (2003)
104 min | Drama, Romance
A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,506 | Gross: $0.03M
67. La Promesse (1996)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.
Votes: 6,032 | Gross: $0.45M
69. The Last Shot (2004)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.
Votes: 3,903 | Gross: $0.46M
70. Lawless Heart (2001)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three intersecting stories about people whose lives are affected by the death of a gay restaurateur.
Votes: 1,281 | Gross: $0.33M
71. Levity (2003)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
The film philosophical approach at redemption. The protagonist Manual Jordan has gotten parole from a life sentence for the murder of Abner Easley, and returns to the city he lived in to ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,941 | Gross: $0.21M
72. Look Both Ways (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together.
Votes: 2,845 | Gross: $0.10M
73. The Lookout (2007)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Votes: 53,280 | Gross: $4.60M
74. Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,555 | Gross: $2.54M
76. The Maltese Falcon (1931)
80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.
77. The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.
Votes: 3,845 | Gross: $1.43M
80. The Matador (2005)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.
Votes: 41,802 | Gross: $12.59M
81. Matchstick Men (2003)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Votes: 113,500 | Gross: $36.91M
82. Matewan (1987)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, History
A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.
Votes: 6,269 | Gross: $1.68M
84. The Merry Gentleman (2008)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama
A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hitman (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,448 | Gross: $0.35M
85. Metroland (1997)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after ten years absence, causes Chris to remember his past, to question some of his lifestyle decisions and to re-evaluate his life and marriage to Marion.
Votes: 2,942 | Gross: $0.30M
86. A Midnight Clear (1992)
R | 108 min | Drama, War
This WW2 psychological drama plays out at Christmas. US GIs hold an isolated cabin in the Ardennes against a handful of Germans cut off from their main force. Combat-weary and short of rations, both sides are determined to survive.
Votes: 7,479 | Gross: $1.53M
88. Millions (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.
Votes: 22,980 | Gross: $6.58M
89. Mirrormask (2005)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy
In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a fifteen-year-old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.
Votes: 21,131 | Gross: $0.86M
90. Moonlighting (1982)
PG | 97 min | Drama
A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as ... See full summary »
91. Mountains of the Moon (1990)
R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,983 | Gross: $4.01M
92. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
Votes: 2,844 | Gross: $0.07M
94. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)
PG | 78 min | Documentary
A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.
Votes: 1,595 | Gross: $0.27M
96. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.
Votes: 32,768 | Gross: $0.00M
97. October Sky (1999)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Votes: 70,763 | Gross: $32.48M
98. Off the Map (2003)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.
Votes: 3,085 | Gross: $1.31M
99. Once Were Warriors (1994)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.
Votes: 27,614 | Gross: $2.20M
100. One Fine Day (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.
Votes: 38,699 | Gross: $46.15M