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People who added this item 484 Average listal rating (309 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Swingers (1996)
Absolutely loved this movie. The writing, characters and pacing were all spot on. Naturally it quickly became one of my all time favorites, Id definitely recommend it.
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People who added this item 2209 Average listal rating (1407 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Some sh*t in this movie is just nasty, but the dialogue between Randal and Dante is some of the best and funniest Ive seen in a long time.
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Daniel Day Lewis took the spotlight as Butcher Bill in this one. Every little nuance is perfectly executed to create a truly despicable character. I also loved the time period and sets. Overall, a bit too long, but still great.
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People who added this item 799 Average listal rating (523 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Two of my favorite actors in one of my least favorite movies. This one just didnt click with me. However McQueens incredible portrayal of solitary confinement was both captivating and heart-breaking.
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People who added this item 2766 Average listal rating (1847 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Really under-appreciated film. Great performances all around from Farrell, Whitaker and Sutherland.
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Great independent WWII action/drama.
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A great return to form for Cruise. Ethan Hunt is back and better than ever... especially during that Dubai tower sequence.
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The original everyday Joe turned vigilante classic. Actually a lot more disturbing than I thought.
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Couldnt say anything that hasnt already been said.
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People who added this item 500 Average listal rating (345 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
I kinda stopped caring about everyone halfway through the movie. Not my favorite.
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People who added this item 1526 Average listal rating (943 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Original and still the best.
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People who added this item 1705 Average listal rating (1059 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
If you liked Pulp Fiction youll probably like Traffic.
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People who added this item 3203 Average listal rating (2171 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
I want to take his face...... off.
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People who added this item 5937 Average listal rating (3784 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
Yeah I know... never seen it until now. Every bit as awesome as I had expected. Truly a masterpiece.
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People who added this item 448 Average listal rating (299 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Existential Michael Caine drama/action. From what I remember (saw it awhile ago) it was pretty depressing.
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People who added this item 560 Average listal rating (344 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Thought Id check out a giallo on Netflix. First one Ive ever seen and I can say now that it really is different from American horror.
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People who added this item 1070 Average listal rating (696 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Some of the best CGI Ive EVER seen. A terrifying, hilarious and touching movie. What more could you want.
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People who added this item 1265 Average listal rating (716 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Truly surreal, but in an approachable Coens sort-of-way.
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People who added this item 287 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Debt (2010)
Very good build-up to a pretty lame conclusion.
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People who added this item 1115 Average listal rating (743 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Moneyball (2011)
Well done movie about man beating the system.
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People who added this item 297 Average listal rating (209 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.3
Trespass (2011)
Hilariously terrible. Definitely worth seeing for how stupid it is. Get a few friends and laugh your way to the ending.
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People who added this item 216 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Act of Valor (2012)
Visceral and gritty military action. US Navy SEALS are awesome in every way. Actings obviously not perfect but see it for what it is. A manly f**kin' movie.
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People who added this item 244 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Thief (1981)
Forgotten James Caan neo-noir. Solid movie all around. If you liked Drive you may like this.
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People who added this item 627 Average listal rating (442 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
On par with Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.
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One of the funniest movies Ive seen in a long time. The characters are genuinely hilarious and the plot is as purposely contrived as the teen cast. If you love horror movies, youll love this one.
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I dont watch much anime at all but my friend recommended this one since I like Miyazaki. I will also recommend it to anyone looking for a timeless adventure movie.
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People who added this item 4923 Average listal rating (3252 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7
The one that started it all. Its ridiculous but in a "Oh YOU..." sort-of-way.
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People who added this item 3496 Average listal rating (2161 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Hoffman and Cruise at the top of their game. Ok mostly Hoffman.
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People who added this item 274 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Pontypool (2008)
Interesting conceptual virus movie. See it if youre tired of the same old zombie fare.
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People who added this item 2818 Average listal rating (1882 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Havent read the books but the film was surprisingly well done. I found the cannons to be especially unnerving.
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People who added this item 921 Average listal rating (653 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
The amount of 80s everything in this movie is incredible. It actually has a fantastic message about consumerism too. See it.
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People who added this item 2084 Average listal rating (1329 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Cronenberg has this tendency to gross me out. And yeah this ones no slouch. But its still a classic sci-fi horror.
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People who added this item 1580 Average listal rating (1087 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Groovy.
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People who added this item 2333 Average listal rating (1585 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Instantly became one of my favorite horror movies. A fantastic sense of isolation is created that modern day movies just cant match.
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People who added this item 1971 Average listal rating (1343 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Timeless action thriller. Tommy Lee Jones' performance is very dickish. But in a good way. Wait, what?
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Turns horror on its head. See this and you wont see other horror movies the same way.
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People who added this item 880 Average listal rating (609 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Warrior (2011)
Kinda just felt bad for Nick Nolte the whole time.
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People who added this item 530 Average listal rating (345 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Troll Hunter (2010)
I need to buy this on DVD. One of the quirkiest movies of recent memory. I absolutely adored it.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Spielberg bein' Spielberg. That is, talented as he usually is. The first time I was scared the vehicle and not the driver.
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It needed to be longer. It had a fantastic build up but fell apart in the second half. Very unmemorable.
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People who added this item 1740 Average listal rating (1157 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Super 8 (2011)
Cloverfields one of my favorite movies and seeing Abrams doing something similar again WITH Spielberg made me brofist... well my self. Sadly it was a let down. It couldve probably been rated PG and made by Disney with some minor editing. Just meh.
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People who added this item 3509 Average listal rating (2307 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Avengers (2012)
Not like you can really, but dont miss this one. Action's awesome and the characters are all given roughly equal screen time. I wouldnt expect anything less from Mr. Whedon.
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People who added this item 2834 Average listal rating (1785 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Probably the most depressing movie Ive ever seen. Well made but dont watch if before going to bed.
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People who added this item 996 Average listal rating (668 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
The first REAL party movie. Hilarious and memorable in just about every way. Rest in peace Mr. Belushi.
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People who added this item 677 Average listal rating (477 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Ok after seeing this I wanted to throw an absolute Rager. Yup with a capital r.

Dont let the media fool you into thinking this is the devils work or something. Its a freakin party movie for high school/college kids. The soundtrack, characters and party itself are all kick ass.

Till the break of dawn.

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People who added this item 887 Average listal rating (591 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
I dont know what prompted me to watch this as I never really watch B&B on TV. But Im glad I did. It was hilarious in that slow deadpan Mike Judge way.
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My buddy bought this for me on DVD expecting it to be a steaming pile, but instead we got a surreal drama about the downfall and addictions of a New Orleans lieutenant. A BAD lieutenant if you will.

Overall. Interesting, at times wtf-worthy, movie.
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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Saw an early screening at a film festival and loved it. If youre a Birbiglia fan or any fan of confessional comedy, you will too.


Also got to meet Mike! Hes such a nice guy!
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
Footloose (2011)
I facepalmed when I saw this was being remade. but to be honest? It was not as bad as I thought it would be. For me however, Miles Teller made the movie.
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I know... I know... Ive never seen it. I had a deprived childhood apparently. But now I can now understand why it is so legendary after seeing it. It truly is as awesome as everyone says it is. Now I just have to see the rest...
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