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People who added this item 579  Average listal rating (358 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
1. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Watched 1/1/12

Previews made it out to be a romantic comedy, but it's a tragedy instead. It's still incredibly cliche, complete with many "words of wisdom" for the woman going through a mid-life crisis.
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People who added this item 880  Average listal rating (527 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.4 
2. Nine Months (1995)
Watched 1/1/12

Oh please just make it stop...
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People who added this item 3033  Average listal rating (1981 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
3. Scream (1996)
Watched 2/8/12

For a horror movie, it was actually... pretty good? However, it wasn't good enough to demand numerous sequels.
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People who added this item 3717  Average listal rating (2488 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
4. Saw (2004)
Watched 2/9/12

I certainly wasn't expecting that. It's a horror-thriller with somewhat of an actual plot and an introspective view of the power of life.
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People who added this item 1367  Average listal rating (841 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Watched 2/10/12

Very little plot, very little character development, but plenty of zombies. When you get right down to it, that's all that matters. The shopping mall setting was pure genius.
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People who added this item 2363  Average listal rating (1489 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Watched 2/11/12

Haha, awesome! Plenty of suspense and thrills are in this well-made movie. The dream sequences still hold up today in terms of special effects.
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People who added this item 621  Average listal rating (367 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
7. Re-Animator (1985)
Watched 2/11/12

Yeah yeah, we've seen it all before in any number of other gory 80s movies. Great performances, though.
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People who added this item 2063  Average listal rating (1285 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.8 
8. The Grudge (2004)
Watched 2/12/12

This movie actually isn't half bad. It provides some genuine thrills, even if the story and scary moments have been recycled from numerous previous movies. It still falls into the old trap of having too many jump scares.
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People who added this item 3897  Average listal rating (2602 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
9. The Ring (2002)
Watched 2/12/12

Wow, this movie was way better than I thought it was going to be. It gradually builds suspense, and has very few cheap scares. The atmosphere of the whole film is fantastic. Legitimately disturbing.
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People who added this item 2155  Average listal rating (1302 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
10. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Watched 2/18/12

It was... pretty good? I guess I mean that I can understand the praise it gets in terms of suspense and acting, but it still bored me to tears.
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People who added this item 5117  Average listal rating (3443 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.6 
11. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Rewatched 2/18/12

Saw this in theaters in 3D. Can't believe it's been so long since I've seen this one. I'd forgotten how cheesy it is!
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People who added this item 2377  Average listal rating (1453 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
12. Vertigo (1958)
Rewatched 2/20/12

Still a boring movie the second time around. I appreciate Hitchcock as a director, but I am not excited by any of the scripts/plots in his movies, except perhaps in Psycho.
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People who added this item 4347  Average listal rating (2768 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
13. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Watched 3/2/12

BRILLIANT acting, cinematography, direction, and script. I loved it.
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People who added this item 597  Average listal rating (318 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.4 
14. Don't Look Now (1973)
Watched 3/4/12

What a huge disappointment. A lot of people say this is one of the best horror movies ever made. Literally nothing exciting happens for the whole movie except maybe in the last 5 minutes, and those minutes aren't worth it to watch the whole movie.
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People who added this item 350  Average listal rating (226 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 4.9 
15. Darkness Falls (2003)
Watched 3/4/12

This is a typical "leave your brain at the door" horror flick. Thin plot, occasional jump scares, and no character development - pretty average if you ask me.
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People who added this item 1337  Average listal rating (819 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
16. The Orphanage (2007)
Watched 3/5/12

This was actually pretty decent. A lot of things about this movie remind me of "The Others," and that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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People who added this item 1156  Average listal rating (730 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Watched 3/9/12

The special effects in this movie are still great today. It had a few standout scenes, but was average in every other respect.
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People who added this item 342  Average listal rating (214 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
18. The Chaser (2008)
Watched 3/10/12

A very interesting thriller from Korea. From the plot to the unlikeable main character, everything is unexpected.
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People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. No Mercy (2010)
Watched 3/11/12

Another gory thriller from Korea, and this one's title is very appropriate. What a twisted ending.
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People who added this item 2212  Average listal rating (1477 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
20. The Hunger Games (2012)
Watched 3/25/12

I was pleased with this adaptation of the book of the same name, even if the shaky cam effect was insanely over-used. People might be disappointed by the lack of explanations in this movie, but at least there will be other movies to clear the confusion.
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People who added this item 244  Average listal rating (141 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.9 
21. The Debt (2010)
Watched 3/31/12

Decent thriller that tries to do something different and mostly succeeds. The love triangle was ridiculous and just did not work.
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People who added this item 2732  Average listal rating (1763 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
22. The Avengers (2012)
Watched 5/9/12

This actually exceeded my expectations. However, no amount of witty one-liners from Joss Whedon can cover the fact that it's a "summer flick" filled with 'splosions.
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People who added this item 1300  Average listal rating (816 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
23. Friday the 13th (1980)
Watched 5/10/12

Eh, it was alright. Maybe a little better than average for a horror movie. It certainly doesn't deserve fifty billion sequels.
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People who added this item 507  Average listal rating (316 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
24. Shutter (2004)
Watched 5/10/12

This was an awesome ghost movie!! In general, I dislike jump scares, but this movie has a lot of great ones. It has a lot of tension from the second scene and it never lets down until the end.
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People who added this item 1128  Average listal rating (732 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
25. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Watched 5/10/12

Terrible acting and a threadbare plot bring down this average and cliche creature feature.
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People who added this item 2893  Average listal rating (1824 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
26. Hannibal (2001)
Watched 5/11/12

This movie puts an all-star cast of actors to shame. I can just imagine the screenwriter going, "Ohh look, this movie features a cannibal, let's show him eating people!"
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People who added this item 614  Average listal rating (389 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
27. Creepshow (1982)
Watched 5/11/12

Creepshow is a horror/comedy that's neither scary nor funny. It has a lot of narm charm, though.
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People who added this item 2139  Average listal rating (1397 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
28. The Crow (1994)
Watched 5/13/12

Dead guy gets revenge on the people who killed him and his girlfriend. Yaaaaawn. It has a pretty good atmosphere, but this movie has not aged well and the acting is laughable.
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People who added this item 607  Average listal rating (394 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
29. The Fog (1980)
Watched 5/13/12

This movie is rather so-so. It's an interesting ghost movie with a fantastic final scene.
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People who added this item 166  Average listal rating (77 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
30. Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Watched 5/13/12

Not bad for a "found footage" film. It was actually somewhat believable. Still not scary, though.
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People who added this item 815  Average listal rating (431 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
31. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Watched 5/14/12

The scariest movie (for me) in recent memory. Great atmosphere and acting, even though they did overuse the "heavy breathing" in some parts.
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People who added this item 670  Average listal rating (446 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.5 
32. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Watched 5/15/12

I'm not sure what to think of this one. It was well done for a supernatural thriller, but fell flat in a lot of places. Not seeing the Mothman actually made it more suspenseful.
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People who added this item 680  Average listal rating (449 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
33. Battleship (2012)
Watched 5/18/12

I went in expecting a movie with no plot, no meaningful dialogue, and lots of explosions. This movie definitely met my expectations.
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People who added this item 67  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.5 
34. Love Object (2003)
Watched 5/18/12

This movie has so much going for it, but the fact that one of the leads is a bad actor and it has a soundtrack that sounds very out-of-place bring it down. Legitimately disturbing.
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People who added this item 2892  Average listal rating (1890 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
35. Underworld (2003)
Watched 5/19/12

Surprisingly good action flick with a decent plot. Loved it!
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People who added this item 1905  Average listal rating (1185 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.8 
36. Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Watched 5/20/12

Not as good as the first Underworld film, but still pretty awesome.
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People who added this item 41  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 5.5 
37. Evil Ed (1995)
Watched 5/21/12

It's a straight-up splatterfest comedy. Just grab your popcorn, sit back, and take in the crazy antics.
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People who added this item 745  Average listal rating (519 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
38. They Live (1988)
Watched 5/23/12

Hilarious sci-fi B-movie with interesting social commentary, even if it is a little over-the-top about the commentary part.
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People who added this item 1047  Average listal rating (664 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
39. Pet Sematary (1989)
Watched 5/24/12

How do I rate this? I could see this movie being scary for children, but watching it as an adult, I think it's more cheesy than anything.
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People who added this item 2457  Average listal rating (1571 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
40. The Karate Kid (1984)
Watched 6/1/12

A decent movie. I think a lot of people still love this one for the nostalgia factor. The ending is rather abrupt, too.
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People who added this item 2360  Average listal rating (1551 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
41. A Knight's Tale (2001)
Watched 6/1/12

This movie just tried WAY too hard to be "cool" and "modern" with the soundtrack. Although cliche, it did entertain me for a couple of hours.
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People who added this item 109  Average listal rating (75 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.9 
42. The Double (2011)
Watched 6/2/12

Pretty average thriller. What else is there to say?
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People who added this item 1150  Average listal rating (625 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
43. Funny Games (1997)
Watched 6/3/12

A lot of people really, really love this movie. It was just as psychologically twisted as people said it was, but not because you witness a lot of gore (you don't). I found myself thinking a lot about the effects of violence in movies and the media after this one, and I suppose it deserves a good rating just for that.
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People who added this item 1593  Average listal rating (954 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
44. Rango (2011)
Watched 6/4/12

This movie was...okay. I say it's slightly better than average for the brilliant animation, but the plot and characters were just plain dull.
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People who added this item 6033  Average listal rating (3966 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
45. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Rewatched 7/6/12

Classic! I actually love the books AND the movies (and I read the first books years before they even made the first movie).
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People who added this item 5727  Average listal rating (3774 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
46. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Rewatched 7/7/12

A valiant effort to tell the Chamber of Secrets story.
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People who added this item 2786  Average listal rating (1694 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.6 
47. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Watched 7/20/12
Rewatched 8/6/12

A brilliant finale to a brilliant trilogy. More slow-paced and more drama-packed than the previous two installments, this one left a lasting impression on me.
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People who added this item 1734  Average listal rating (1017 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
48. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Watched 8/7/12

Not bad! A different, yet no less exciting, take on the Spider-Man origins story.
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People who added this item 688  Average listal rating (436 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
49. Boyz N the Hood (1991)
Watched 9/10/12

This is the first movie I ever watched that dealt with the issues of growing up in a ghetto neighborhood, and the movie was actually way better than I expected.
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People who added this item 974  Average listal rating (670 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
50. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Watched 11/2/12

As a huuuuuge video game nerd, it's no surprise that I loved this movie. Interesting story and visuals, although the Vanellope character got on my nerves a little bit.
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