Films: A

by ihrtfilms | created - 23 Aug 2014 | updated - 18 Sep 2014 | Public

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1. A Blooming Business (2009)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

Flowers love people. Anyway, that is what the flower growing industry is trying to propagate. But whether flowers actually do love people, well, that remains the question. The largest ... See full summary »

Director: Ton van Zantvoort

Votes: 40

Very interesting, if not depressing doco

2. A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

Psychologist Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of the Crawthorne State Training Institute, one of the first boarding schools for developmentally challenged children. Dr. Clark is sympathetic ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill

Votes: 2,307

Amazing performances from the children. I loved the very end when Garland calls the new boy darling and he says in horror 'Darling?' and she replies, 'yes, I guess that darling is a little inappropriate for a boy your age'.

3. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 93,565 | Gross: $137.86M

Dicken's classic is animated to life in this new version, with Jim Carrey playing Scrooge and the Ghosts, all animated with performance capture technology. This style of animation has been used before, in Beowulf for instance and whilst it at times works for the most part I struggle with it as the sense of realism becomes borderline. In this instance it looks okay, but the better scenes are the ones where people aren't in close up. The human characters rarely look anything more than bad computer game characters. On a few occasions does it work well, a candle lit Scrooge's face. General scenes where presumably they used regular animation are often wonderful, flying over a snow covered London or the scenes where Scrooge falls through the air are very effective.

Jim Carrey does well here playing the old Scrooge and is less Carrey than normal, his performances as the three ghosts are also okay, despite annoying accents. The film is for the most part very dark with scenes such as the ones with the Ghost of Christmas yet to come really ominous and perhaps too dark for a 'family' rated film.

The story is a true classic, but whilst there is some things to enjoy, it is perhaps a story I prefer told as a live action story.

4. A Christmas Tale (2008)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

The troubled Vuillard family is no stranger to illness, grief, and banishment, but when their matriarch requires a bone-marrow transplant, the estranged clan reunites just in time for Christmas.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny

Votes: 6,296 | Gross: $1.06M

Great cast - but overly long.

5. A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2008)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

A humorous look at life for a loser in love.

Director: Chris Waitt | Stars: Aleksandra Boyarskaya, Danielle McLeod, Olivia Trench, Chris Waitt

Votes: 3,656

Another WOW! This was such a surprise. I didnt know what to expect, but within the first opening moments, I was, along with the rest of the audience laughing heartily. And I did so for much of the film. This was an incredible insight into someones life, if not a very tragic and sad one, but it was difficult not to see the humour in the situations. It was down right hilarious. Poor guy....and poor women!!. We as an audience never really learn what his faults are, he just sound like a guy blessed with bad luck, and some part of you has to feel sorry for him. Not sure I was comfortable with the scenes of him asking woman if they would *beep* him after he'd taken too much viagra, but still there was a nice outcome to that. The scenes near the end with the one woman he really loved, were quite heartbreaking. Great stuff!

6. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War

A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.

Directors: Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack, Reto Caduff | Stars: Wade Adams, Abdul Samad Al-Awadi, Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi, Roscoe Bartlett

Votes: 1,890

Great doco. Oil is the nightmare of humanity.

7. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 94,529 | Gross: $5.70M

I just can't stand Knightley - makes for difficult viewing.

8. A Dirty Shame (2004)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 11,781 | Gross: $1.34M

Had high hopes, but was very disappointed.

9. A Few Best Men (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

A groom and his three best men travel to the Australian outback for a wedding.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Laura Brent, Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop

Votes: 12,207

The lead is likable, but this is a unfunny mess.

10. A Field in England (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror

73 Metascore

Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Ryan Pope

Votes: 9,776 | Gross: $0.03M

Trippy, surreal, weird, fantastical and confusing.

11. A Film with Me in It (2008)

89 min | Comedy, Thriller

A broke, jobless actor and a broke, jobless screenwriter set out to make a movie and then find that life starts imitating art.

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon | Stars: Dylan Moran, Mark Doherty, Keith Allen, Amy Huberman

Votes: 3,572

I had hopes for a good for laughs from this,it does have Dylan Moran in after all, but I was really disappointed. The premise is so far fetched and whilst that might the whole point, I just couldn't wait for it to end. I may have cracked a smile once. It's a shame, as it's a very well made film for a low budget effort.

12. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 24,240 | Gross: $0.52M

great cast and likable thriller.

13. A Gun in Each Hand (2012)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy centered on eight men in their 40s, all with identity crises.

Director: Cesc Gay | Stars: Javier Cámara, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 2,732

Brilliant film - moving, funny and cleverly played out.

14. A Hijacking (2012)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

Director: Tobias Lindholm | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller

Votes: 14,956 | Gross: $0.41M

Brilliant tense thriller - just has the edge over Captain Phillips.

15. A History of Violence (2005)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core in this action thriller.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt

Votes: 213,918 | Gross: $31.49M

Great performance from Mortensen.

16. A Home at the End of the World (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 12,898 | Gross: $1.03M

Likable enough drama.

I went into this not knowing anything about Peter Sellars (no, not Peter Sellers) and I left feeling creative and inspired. Sellars is a man full of energy and passion and it's wonderful to see this creative mind on screen. There is an intensity to him which is both fascinating and a little disturbing.

At times he seems way over the top, crying during rehearsals for instance but perhaps this is the sign of true passion for the art or work you create and love. I'm not sure I felt I went on a journey with this man as the title suggests, but I did get a wonderful insight

18. A Lady in Paris (2012)

94 min | Drama

Anne leaves Estonia to come to Paris and care for Frida, an elderly Estonian lady who emigrated to France long ago. Anne soon realizes that she is not wanted. All Frida wants from life is ... See full summary »

Director: Ilmar Raag | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Laine Mägi, Patrick Pineau, François Beukelaers

Votes: 720

great performances and got me engaged despite negative reviews

19. Un lac (2008)

90 min | Drama

The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Grandrieux | Stars: Dmitriy Kubasov, Natálie Rehorová, Aleksey Solonchev, Simona Huelsemann

Votes: 636

Here are the final scores for the film A Lake:

Visual Imagery 1 - Film 0

People Leaving throughout the film 1- Film 0

Oh dear. Boy has fit in snow, after walking with horse. Found by sister. Stranger arrives. Sister and stranger sleep together. Small girl appears. Followed by the return of the father. And near the end, the mother, which is followed by the sister and stranger leaving. FIN. This "story" is told with some very sparse dialogue, but plenty of shaky out of focus camera work. The film's only redeeming feature and I use the word redeeming lightly, was the visual, the snow covered landscape looked amazing and the camera work often gave it an ethereal effect. At least I had a chance to rest my eyes without fear of missing anything. Shocking. No wonder so many people left, and those that didn't I suspect were asleep or resting their eyes.

20. A Late Quartet (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Music

67 Metascore

Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

Director: Yaron Zilberman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir

Votes: 13,175 | Gross: $1.56M

Listed as A Late Quartet;

likable, but hated the characters after a while.

21. A Letter to Momo (2011)

Not Rated | 120 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura | Stars: Karen Miyama, Yuka, Daizaburo Arakawa, Toshiyuki Nishida

Votes: 6,020

Charming tale.

22. A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

R | 119 min | Drama

48 Metascore

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.

Director: Shainee Gabel | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 24,179 | Gross: $0.16M

Hated it. But being near the end of a long haul flight wouldn't have helped.

23. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 17,694

Released in the US as Stairway to heaven. Astonishing film. Visually amazing and touching on some ideas that must have been a little taboo when it was made.

24. A Most Wanted Man (2014)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

Director: Anton Corbijn | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl, Robin Wright

Votes: 68,920 | Gross: $17.24M

brooding drama, well played, but Rachel McAdams accent was so bad. Hoffman was a fine actor

25. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

61 Metascore

Lovers' lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and... love.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 23,527 | Gross: $16.07M

Likable adaptation of the classic.

26. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 25,993 | Gross: $9.18M

Gritty thriller, good performances although Jolie is a little hammy.

27. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 29,040

after a spate of old black & white films which I hadn’t really enjoyed I was wary. But really enjoyed this. Very funny at times.

28. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 15,901 | Gross: $27.19M

This is one of those very British films I remember watching as a kid, the kind that always seemed to be one television. Set amid the British colonial rule if India, two British ladies visit India and with their liberal thinking are shocked at the divide between the whites and the Indians, a gap that is vast, discriminatory, and ultimately will bring change to the country.

The two women, strive to see the real India, to meet real Indians but to start everything is presented in a very prudish and English manner, not the real side of things they yearn for. Then they meet a young Indian doctor, who bonds with both women and agrees to take them on an excursion to the Marabar caves, where events take a terrible turn and the divide of race and class are brought to the fold.

It's quite an epic tale, one based on E.M. Forster's novel, one that starts with an air of lightness as the we see the British behave in that colonial way, foppish and above everyone else. Mrs. Moore and Adela, provide a different insight into this world, one that they seem to loathe and that they see isn't either suited to where they are nor what they hoped to experience. There's a lovely moment, when at the club, Adela Picks up a cucumber sandwich and throws it back down with disgust, as if to suggest that she didn't sail half way around the world to eat cucumber sandwiches.

The trip to the caves provides further highlights at the divide and the level of racism and even more so once the doctor, Aziz is accused of rape. The trial is full of tension and sickening racism and brings the film from a lighter side to a much darker one, which is quite tragic.

With a stellar cast and lush landscapes of India, the film looks terrific. The scenes at the caves with the ghostly echoes, have the same mystery and sense of foreboding that is felt in Picnic At Hanging Rock. I do find it odd that the role of Indian professor Godbole was played by a 'blackfaced' Sir Alec Guinness or maybe just inappropriate. The film clearly tells a tragic tale of broken trust and betrayal, misconceptions and prejudice and yet unfortunately whilst it does convey these topics well, it never packs the punch that it should, it isn't nearly as powerful as the story should be.

29. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 21,210 | Gross: $20.34M

Fabulous and funny film with a great cast.

30. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 89,187 | Gross: $2.08M

Great performance from the lead.

31. A Private Affair (2002)

107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

It's been six months since Rachel Siprien disappeared. At the request of Rachel's mother, private detective François takes over the investigation. The young woman, with a complex and ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Marion Cotillard, Samuel Le Bihan, Aurore Clément

Votes: 837

Great French drama, that was much better than I anticipated. The twist at the end came as a really big surprise, I just would never have guessed it and I don't consider myself that gullible!

This review written in Nov 2006 means nothing know. Can't remember it at all!!

32. A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret, Gabriella Boccardo

Votes: 1,126

Oddly good, oddly bad.

33. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

In a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George and his dad offer their rooms with views to Lucy and her chaperone. Lucy and George get acquainted but Lucy returns to England. George and Lucy meet again but now she's engaged.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 36,743 | Gross: $20.97M

Goodness, they don't make them like this anymore, which as Maggie Smith's Charlotte would say, is very vexing indeed. This is one of those classic British period dramas that not only is one of the best, but one that has stood the test of time.

With a superb recreation of the era and great use of both the magic of Florence and the beauty of the English countryside, visually the film is a treat. With it's story of missed and wrong opportunity it is played with such charm it is difficult not to fall in love with it all. This is such a different world, with it's well to do manners and aristocratic inklings, but to escape into this is wonderful.

The film never gets bogged down into sentiment nor does it become too serious, with the array of charming and harmless characters played by some of the cream of British actors, including a young Daniel Day Lewis and the always brilliant Dame's Judi and Maggie, the film is made enjoyable because of this and never becomes too stuffy, which period dramas have a habit of. The final scene of the young lovers sitting on the window with the Duomo is one of the most perfect scenes in a film you'll ever likely to see. Spiffing stuff old chap.

34. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 41,638 | Gross: $1.55M

Fantastic and sumptuous costume drama.

35. A Scanner Darkly (2006)

R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane

Votes: 102,154 | Gross: $5.50M

Likable film with an effective gimmick.

36. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 203,172 | Gross: $7.10M

fantastic, taught thriller.

37. A Serious Man (2009)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed

Votes: 124,426 | Gross: $9.19M

Really good drama, great performances.

38. A Short Film About Killing (1988)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama

The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless, violent, almost botched murder is followed by a cold, ... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

Votes: 15,269

Couldn't get into this film. I found the murderer very creepy and I was uncomfortable watching him. But there was also something creepy about the taxi driver. Then of course there is the murder itself, which is utterly brutal and prolonged and is one of the few things in cinema where I have had to turn the sound down and look away. Still this is a film with a message, that being is capital punishment any better?

39. A Short Film About Love (1988)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Grazyna Szapolowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefania Iwinska, Piotr Machalica

Votes: 17,225

I enjoyed this film: I liked the Rear Window element to it. Well, Rear Window taken to a different area. I thought the performances were great and the visual element fantastic. It was interesting to see the woman become the voyeur

40. A Short Stay in Switzerland (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Just after losing her husband to a similar condition, Dr Anne Turner is diagnosed with a fatal neurological condition. So she plans to end her life herself. Based on a true story.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Julie Walters, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lyndsey Marshal, Liz White

Votes: 532

Sad but important story telling.

41. A Simple Life (2011)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home.

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: Andy Lau, Deannie Ip, Hailu Qin, Fuli Wang

Votes: 4,931 | Gross: $0.19M

Stunning, heartbreaking stuff. Really devastated me.

42. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 100,923 | Gross: $9.17M

Stunning film, exquisite to look at, with some great performances.

43. A Star Is Born (1954)

Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

89 Metascore

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 14,452 | Gross: $14.93M

Garland is superb. She should of gotten the Oscar!!

44. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

PG | 122 min | Drama

96 Metascore

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Votes: 93,289 | Gross: $8.00M

Vivien Leigh owns this film. She is just stunning as the troubled Blanche. Perfect infact. The films tension starts slowly and builds terrifically resulting in the tragic ending. Marlon Brando is just beautiful, but seriously his voice is annoying, he sounds like he has a bad throat infection. But for me the film is all about Leigh.

45. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, Geun-young Moon

Votes: 51,953

Effective and gory horror.

46. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 68,768 | Gross: $6.17M

Another gem from Jeunet.

47. A Very Natural Thing (1974)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

A poignant romantic drama examines the life of gay 26 year old, ex-monk, school teacher living in Manhattan. When he meets a man at a gay bar, they connect and are soon living together. Unfortunately their views on monogamy don't match.

Director: Christopher Larkin | Stars: Robert McLane, Curt Gareth, Bo White, Anthony McKay

Votes: 687

ground breaking, but doesn't stand the test of time.

48. A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2007)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary