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People who added this item 912 Average listal rating (533 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Frost/Nixon (2008)
A TV rewatch, still it glued me to the screen. How a British TV host nailed Mr. President to his responsibilities in Watergate.





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People who added this item 947 Average listal rating (624 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.9
Year One (2009)
Dumb yet somewhat nicely funny at times.



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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
A classic cartoon, but not so good as I remembered it.



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People who added this item 1388 Average listal rating (818 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
Liked the TV show, not so the movie. Lost the magic.



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People who added this item 132 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
"L'armata Brancaleone".
A cult movie. They speak hilarious made up language of the Middle Ages. Don't know if you can appreciate it if you are not an Italian native speaker, though. Read more



Language: Italian, made up Medieval language

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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.6
Ride again? What a bad idea! Skip this forgettable Herbie sequel!



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People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (266 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
This Is It (2009)
Remembering MJ and the preparation of his final concert that never was.



Language: American English

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People who added this item 843 Average listal rating (587 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Travolta, Washington, Turturro, directed by Tony Scott. Powerful pace, like a train. A remake of the 1974 film.



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People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
Political stuff, bordering on boring. Some sequences are cleverly filmed, though.



Language: French

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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
A good sequel of "L'armata Brancaleone". Monicelli still at the helm.



Language: Italian, made up Medieval language.

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People who added this item 435 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.3
A comedy on rap murders and detectives with 2nd jobs! Likeable stars, but a bit of a waste. Plot? What plot?



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People who added this item 440 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.9
Meet Dave (2008)
Pure comic genius from outer space. Underrated.



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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Fantozzi (1975)
"Fantozzi", or the ultimate white-collar underdog!



Language: Italian

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People who added this item 347 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6
Little Buddha (1993)
Seeking Little Buddah and finding Siddharta between Seattle and Kathmandu. Bertolucci's nice visual touch. Feels a movie for tourists, though.



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People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
A classic of Commedia all'italiana. The American Dream as dreamt by a young Roman in the early Fifties. Some scenes are so funny!



Language: Italian

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People who added this item 1399 Average listal rating (797 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Two cute actors in a romantic comedy. Their chemistry is lukewarm, though, and the outcome is disappointing.



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People who added this item 660 Average listal rating (408 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Prime (2005)
A light-hearted story on love and differences in age. Thin plot, but Mrs. Streep makes it enjoyable. Read more



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People who added this item 1121 Average listal rating (694 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
8MM (1999)
Dark thriller on a family man who works as a private eye investigating the world of illegal pornography. Beware: if you dance with the Devil, the Devil can change you!



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People who added this item 319 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Il Postino (1994)
A delicate metaphor on poetry, love, politics... in a small island in Southern Italy where Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was in exile in the Fifties. Read more



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People who added this item 4009 Average listal rating (2431 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Out of time. Sci-fi narrative and pure cinema. A true classic.



Language: English

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People who added this item 1163 Average listal rating (800 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Good laughs for trekkies!



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People who added this item 1019 Average listal rating (677 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Next (2007)
Too many unbelievable facts happening in the same day and in the same movie. Besides, really didn't like Cage's hair cut. Nevertheless, this Hollywood flick succeeds in being enjoyable and keeping a good pace from start to end.



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People who added this item 1843 Average listal rating (1054 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Peter Jackson, big name, but The Lovely Bones is just ordinarily good. Read more



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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Fast Sword (1971)
Kill Bill's fans will enjoy this movie!



Language: Chinese

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People who added this item 307 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Beyond (1981)
Italian gore from the Eighties! Zombie lovers will be pleased. Not for theh faint of heart!



Language: Italian

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People who added this item 5201 Average listal rating (3418 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Positives: Third Reich told like a Spaghetti Western!

Negatives: Third Reich told like a Spaghetti Western.

I mean: it's original and entertaining storytellng in pure Tarantino's style, but, applied to WW2 history, looks as fake as a propaganda comic book. Even worse, the plot is not as strong as it should have been... Read more



Languages: English, French, German, Italian

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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
As simple and as good as fresh bread! Read more



Language: Italian

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People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Second installment of the "Fantozzi" series (White Collar Blues). Read more



Language: Italian

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People who added this item 2578 Average listal rating (1655 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
Shallow Hal (2001)
So, are we all shallow Hals, or are we going to see inner beauty? Read more



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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.7
On the set of Cobra Verde. "Location Africa", AKA "Herzog in Afrika". A documentary by Steff Gruber about the great director Werner Herzog filming in Ghana with Klaus Kinski and an army of African Amazons! Not your average Hollywood-style "Making of"!


Kinski and Herzog on the set of Cobra Verde


Steff Gruber



Language: German

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Love classic cartoons! :)
This time, Betty Boop plays the piano and sings at the Big Invention Show! Crazy inventions, of course!



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People who added this item 547 Average listal rating (263 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
A tale of tough choices in difficult times. Oscar winning Meryl Streep as a Polish woman who survived Auschwitz. But she has to bear heavy memories. Unforgettable performance. Read more



Languages: American English, German, Polish

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People who added this item 107 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Big Wednesday (1978)
"Back home, being young is just something you do until you become an adult. Around here, it's different. Here, it's everything." Read more



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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 3.9 IMDB Rating 3.3
So awfully bad, it's almost good! So cluelessly clumsy that it glued me to the screen! Most incredible Captain America's superpower? Tricking people into believing he is car sick! Read more



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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Exodus (1960)
It has its flaws, but in the whole this 208-minute Otto Preminger's film hooked me in. Read more



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People who added this item 1601 Average listal rating (986 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Downfall (2004)
A German movie on a crucial moment in German history: the downfall of Berlin and of the Third Reich in 1945. Hitler's final days are told according to the memories of his private secretary Traudl Junge.
Not bad, but could have been better. Read more



Language: German

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People who added this item 338 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
A Man Apart (2003)
War on drugs or personal vendetta? Line blurs. Read more



Languages: American English and Spanish

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People who added this item 5609 Average listal rating (3379 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
Overrated movie on some tragic events in history. Annoying fake accents, by the way. Read more



Language: English with fake foreign accents.

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People who added this item 5608 Average listal rating (3621 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Donnie Darko (2001)
"Back to the Future" meets "Quadrophenia" and more. Psychedelic time travels of a troubled & rebel high school youth in the dumb Eighties. Read more



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People who added this item 946 Average listal rating (648 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.2
Doom (2005)
Rule #1: do not expect too much from cinematic adaptions of video games! Read more



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People who added this item 1776 Average listal rating (1146 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Always a pleasure watching Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason and Martin Landau on Mount Rushmore. One of all-time favorites among Hitchcock's films, "North by Northwest" comes in the middle of his "golden era" (just before "Psycho" and "The Birds", and after "Vertigo").



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People who added this item 989 Average listal rating (592 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Flamboyant war of sexes between a journalist and a feminist writer in New York City in the early Sixties. Mildly entertaining. Read more



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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
A clever comedy about a young man who leaves Naples and moves to Florence to start over. He doesn't start from zero, though. He starts from three, the number of the few good things he did in his life. Southern Italy's traditions meet "Northern" modernity, and new kinds of relationships between men and women... How will they interact? Memorable debut film by and with great Massimo Troisi. Loved it at the time, and still love it. Read more



Language: Italian. Partly in Neapolitan

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People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.9
As a child I was scared by dark corners, but the shadows in this fantasy thriller are not that frightening. On the contrary, the killer darkness looks a bit silly after a while. Read more



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Blood Feud (1978)
A film by Lina Wertmüller about an idealist socialist lawyer in 1922 Sicily, at the time Fascists took over Italy. Read more.



Language: Italian. Some dialogs in Sicilian dialect and in Neapolitan, and a few American words.

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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.7
The Getaway (1994)
Alec Baldwin's presence in this remake of the 1972 heist movie is rather unimpressive. Kim Bakinger, James Woods, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Michael Madsen make the film a bit more interesting, but even so...



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People who added this item 242 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Has its flaws, but this faul-mouthed twist-ending high-school dark comedy starring a Wood (Evan Rachel) and a Woods (James) struck me as being so very politically-correct. Not! Yet, fresh and insightful.



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People who added this item 502 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde meet Darwin in the years of LSD experiments. Ken Russel's psychedelic psychodrama featuring John Hurt and Blair Brown has some visionary scenes, not so strong a plot.



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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Lulu the Tool (1971)
The working class goes to Heaven, as the original Italian title says. Or is it Hell? A good film about work in a factory and class struggle, where characters are real people with their lives, not just a theory.



Language: Italian

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People who added this item 4818 Average listal rating (3179 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Troy (2004)
Seeing the epic battles and mighty duels of Troy on a television re-watch is not the same as on the big screen. And sword clashing is a great part of this movie. Still... Read more





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For each entry I'll post a micro-review, tipically a couple lines, but in a few instances I wrote a slightly longer review which you can read by following the "Read more" link.

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How I Rate Movies
★★★★★(10) - Loved it. Memorable. (Doesn't need to be perfect)
★★★★☆(9) - Brilliant
★★★★(8) - Very Good
★★★☆(7) - Good
★★★(6) - Just OK
★★☆(5) - Weak
★★(4) - Very Weak
★☆(3) - Frankly Bad
★(2) - Pain in the Neck
☆(1) - Major Disaster!



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Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Jan 8 13:57
Nice list! I've only seen one of these, but there are several here that I would like to see.

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