Best Alone Movies

  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2)

    The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (PG-13, 2008)

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Xzibit
    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully with this long... read more-delayed big-screen continuation that revives the series six years after it headed off the air in 2002. Creator Chris Carter returns to direct, co-writing the script with series veteran Frank Spotnitz for 20th Century Fox. Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet and rapper Xzibit co-star in the stand-alone sequel. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • fb1669345824
      fb1669345824: e goods with this film and give us a really good monster flick or something, a bit like those stand alone shows
      that had guys stretching through keyholes like in the Tooms episodes or a toothy monste
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • jwgreen4
      jwgreen4: . Even though they made a stand alone story they should have done it with the supernatural and not some crappy psychic!
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • bethkq
      bethkq: . It was just a stand alone, solid story.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • The Golden Compass

    The Golden Compass (PG-13, 2007)

    Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green
    A young girl embarks on a perilous journey to rescue her best friend and fight the forces of darknes... read mores in director Chris Weitz's adaptation of the first installment of author Philip Pullman's best-selling fantasy trilogy. Screen newcomer Dakota Blue Richards stars as young heroine Lyra Belacqua, Casino Royale star Daniel Craig appears as Lyra's ruthless adventurer uncle, Lord Asriel, and Nicole Kidman assumes the glamorous guise of the villainous Mrs. Coulter. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • Saravanillacake
      Saravanillacake: cause if it weren't for the movie, I wouldn't have wanted to read the book!

      Its alright as a stand-alone movie, but not quite as a movie adaptation of a novel.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • dhetteix
      dhetteix: , as I am, it is far too obvious that I am looking at cinematic Cliffs Notes, as opposed to a stand-alone movie. This is painfully apparent with the cliffhanger ending... although, that implies some t
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • fb638392424
      fb638392424: The visual effects deserve the Oscar for the bear fighting alone, and Nicole Kidnan is stunning. But this movie will leave you hanging in many ways since it is
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Matrix

    The Matrix (R, 1999)

    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster
    What if virtual reality wasn't just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That's the dilemma ... read morethat faces mild-mannered computer jockey Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix. It's the year 1999, and Anderson (hacker alias: Neo) works in a cubicle, manning a computer and doing a little hacking on the side. It's through this latter activity that Thomas makes the acquaintance of Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who has some interesting news for Mr. Anderson -- none of what's going on around him is real. The year is actually closer to 2199, and it seems Thomas, like most people, is a victim of The Matrix, a massive artificial intelligence system that has tapped into people's minds and created the illusion of a real world, while using their brains and bodies for energy, tossing them away like spent batteries when they're through. Morpheus, however, is convinced Neo is "The One" who can crack open The Matrix and bring his people to both physical and psychological freedom. The Matrix is the second feature film from the sibling writer/director team of Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski, who made an impressive debut with the stylish erotic crime thriller Bound. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • Tss807
      Tss807: . The story of the Matrix is one of the most original to come alone in decades, featuring a perfectly cast group of actors, who are aided by special effects, the
      Reviewed 39 days days ago
    • fb1045533627
      fb1045533627: . I know what you've been doing... why you hardly sleep, why you live alone, and why night after night, you sit by your computer. You're looking for him. I know because I
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • zmason451googlemailc
      zmason451googlemailc: . Should've been left as a stand-alone film though.
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace (PG-13, 2008)

    Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini
    A devastating betrayal sends James Bond from Australia to Italy and South America on a mission of ve... read morengeance that pits the suave super-spy against a powerful businessman with diabolical intentions. Betrayed by Vesper, 007 (Daniel Craig) suppresses the urge to make his latest mission personal as he teams with M (Judi Dench) to interrogate Mr. White (Jesper Christensen). It soon becomes apparent that the organization behind the blackmailing of Vesper is more powerful than Bond and M had previously anticipated, and after discovering forensic evidence that links an MI6 traitor to a bank in Haiti, Bond immediately sets out to gather more intelligence. Once in Haiti, a case of mistaken identity leads Bond into the company of the ravishing Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a dangerous beauty with her own vendetta. It's Camille who leads Bond to a ruthless businessman named Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), who is soon revealed to be the mastermind of a powerful but clandestine organization. Greene is conspiring to corner the market on one of the world's most precious natural resources, and in order to make that happen he has forged a deal with an exiled general named Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). By enlisting the aid of his many associates and using his vast resources to force contacts within the CIA and the British government into bending to his will, Greene plans to overthrow the current regime of a Latin American country and hand control over to General Medrano in exchange for a parcel of land that appears barren on the surface, but actually houses a natural resource that will make Greene the most powerful man on the planet. But Bond's mission to uncover the culprit who blackmailed Vesper and prevent Dominic Greene from exerting his will on the entire world won't be easy, because now everyone from the CIA to the terrorists and even M are out to get him. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • Raulmehta4
      Raulmehta4: . However it is more of a stand alone movie than a bond movie...
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • shadowwriter
      shadowwriter: anchise's greatest problem is that, plotwise speaking, it is only borderline successfull as a stand-alone film, but in form, its pacing and overall direction breaks with the previous one, so it is a s
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb795759343
      fb795759343: . It really is a part two and not a stand alone film. It tied up all the loose ends and I think both together make a good start to the new bon
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • Max Payne

    Max Payne (PG-13, 2008)

    Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Olga Kurylenko
    Max Payne is a maverick cop - a mythic anti-hero - determined to track down those responsible for th... read moree brutal murders of his family and partner. Hell-bent on revenge, his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmare journey into a dark underworld. As the mystery deepens, Max is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world and face an unthinkable betrayal.
    • undeadfeature
      undeadfeature: o entice the player to play through, which means it's good enough to turn into a movie and leave it alone. Oh, well. Another video game movie disappoints. No surprises there, huh?
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Eragon

    Eragon (PG, 2006)

    Ed Speleers, Michael A. Mehlmann, Tamás Deák, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory
    Industrial Light and Magic special-effects wizard Stefen Fangmeier makes the leap into the director'... read mores chair with this coming-of-age fantasy concerning a young boy whose discovery of a mysterious dragon egg leads him on a predestined journey to become a Dragon Rider and defend his peaceful world against an evil king. Based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini, Eragon tells the tale of the titular character (Ed Speleers), a humble farm boy living in the land of Alagaësia, whose life is forever changed when he discovers that he has been chosen to fight the most powerful enemy his world has ever known. Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, and Djimon Hounsou co-star in a film produced by Davis Entertainment and adapted from the novel by screenwriters Peter Buchman, Larry Konner, and Mark Rosenthal. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb596504108
      fb596504108: it wasn't like the movie, :-( but as a movie alone it was good.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • captainwow110
      captainwow110: n the special effects than other, more important aspects, it's a shame that this film was made, let alone that it brought down bigger names such as Weisz and Malkovich. A stain on film as a whole, not
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • celticwitch99
      celticwitch99: . It was ok, but it could have been a lot better, even as a stand alone movie. Great expectations, dashed.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Halloween

    Halloween (R, 2007)

    Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif
    "Halloween" is an entirely new take on the highly successful film and terrifying legacy that began i... read moren 1978. While revealing a new chapter in the established Michael Myers saga, the film will surprise both classic and modern horror fans with a departure from prior films in the "Halloween" franchise. Audiences should brace themselves for unprecedented fear as "Halloween" turns back time to uncover the making of a pathologically disturbed, even cursed child named Michael Myers.
    • MovieQueen79
      MovieQueen79: No Rob Zombie didn't remake Halloween-please leave all Halloween movies alone!!! They are fine as originals and do not need to be remade!
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • bonscottreborn
      bonscottreborn: I love Rob Zombie, however, why remake a masterpiece! Should have left it alone. Not a bad remake, but still, leave the classics alone.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • MzR0BiiNS0N
      MzR0BiiNS0N: I think they should have left it alone but it was alright not as good as the orginial
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Serenity

    Serenity (PG-13, 2005)

    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin
    A band of renegades on the run in outer space get in more hot water than they anticipated in this sc... read morei-fi action-adventure adapted from the television series Firefly. In the 26th century, the galaxy has been colonized by a military force known as the Alliance, but its leadership has not gone unquestioned. The Alliance was once challenged by a league of rebels known as the Independents, but the Alliance emerged victorious after a brutal civil war, with the surviving Independents scattering around the galaxy. Also wandering the edges of the galaxy are the Reavers, who have won few allies due to their violent behavior and habit of ripping apart their enemies and eating them before they're dead. Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), who fought as an Independent in the galactic war, is the head of Serenity, a rogue frieghter ship whose crew includes Mal's first mate, Zoe (Gina Torres), who fought alongside him in the war, her husband, hotshot pilot Wash (Alan Tudyk), sunny but dependable mechanic Kaylee (Jewel Staite), and hard-nosed gunman Jayne (Adam Baldwin). The crew of Serenity wander the galaxy, taking on whatever work they can get, from criminal activities like smuggling and stealing to legitimately offering transport to travelers. Passengers aboard Serenity include professional "companion" Inara (Morena Baccarin) and holy man Shepherd Book (Ron Glass), but the real trouble aboard the ship comes with the arrival of Simon (Sean Maher) and his teenage sister, River Tam (Summer Glau). In time, the crew discovers that River has remarkable psychic powers and was being held captive by Alliance forces until Simon came to her rescue. Now the Alliance is hot on the heels of Serenity and its passengers, with The Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a sinister Alliance tracker, leading the chase. Serenity was written and directed by Joss Whedon (in his directorial debut), creator of Firefly, which only lasted 11 weeks on the air but gained a powerful cult following who rallied to get the show released on DVD after its cancellation, leading to impressive home-video sales and and an eventual motion picture deal. A couple of months prior to Serenity's theatrical release, reruns of Firefly were picked up by the Sci-Fi channel, adding even more fans to its cult following. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • dougepalmer
      dougepalmer: What can one say about Serenity that hasn't already been said? It is awesome! Awesome as a stand alone movie - but an even better movie to cap off a viewing of the Firefly series from which it was
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • gjwl81
      gjwl81: . However, you don't have to be a fan of the series to watch this as a stand alone film (although it would benefit your life if you watch firefly anyway).
      Great characters, wel
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb588596186
      fb588596186: Not sure how good this movie is as a stand-alone. But it was a satisfying ending to the Firefly series.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The X-Files - Fight the Future

    The X-Files - Fight the Future (PG-13, 1998)

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Blythe Danner
    This 60-million-dollar science fiction suspense drama (marketed with an additional 25 million dollar... read mores), was adapted from the popular TV series The X-Files -- arriving in theaters while the Emmy-winning series was still being aired, continuing plot threads familiar to many of the series' 25 million viewers, and featuring several familiar recurring characters introduced during the previous five TV seasons. In 15,000 B.C., a strange creature attacks a caveman. Cut to present day, when a boy at the same North Texas spot falls into a pit and is contaminated by a black substance. When a bomb threatens the Dallas Federal Building, special FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) locate the device but are unable to prevent the explosion. The agency blames Mulder and Scully for the disaster, subjecting them to lengthy interrogations while trying to sever their partnership. In a bar, conspiracy theorist Kurtzweil (Martin Landau), a friend of Mulder's father, tells Mulder about the group behind the explosion, the cover-up of the boy's death, the bodies of four infected rescue workers removed from the Federal Building, the secret government, and the forthcoming plague. Mulder and Scully set out to find answers, and their investigation becomes a foray into the fantastic. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
    • fb1424532387
      fb1424532387: 15 years and still fantastic! An excellent cinematic stand-alone that provides all the necessary backstory for newcomers without pandering to fans of the tv sh
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • Apocalypsebooks
      Apocalypsebooks: Good for x-files story arc but bad as a stand alone movie
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • tresorlomana
      tresorlomana: .
      It follow's the events of Season 5 of the hit show, but can be viewed as a stand alone film too.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Hannibal Rising

    Hannibal Rising (R, 2007)

    Gaspard Ulliel, Li Gong, Rhys Ifans, Kevin Mckidd, Dominic West
    Curious filmgoers looking to get better acquainted with the silver screen's most notorious cannibali... read morestic serial killer are sure to get their fair share of shocks and thrills as director Peter Webber teams with author Thomas Harris to explore the early life of well-read psychopath Hannibal Lecter. Based on author Harris' gruesome novel of the same name, Hannibal Rising travels back in time to World War II-era Lithuania, where an impressionable, well-to-do young boy named Hannibal (Gaspard Ulliel) was forced to watch helplessly as his family was massacred and his young sister suffered a terrifying fate at the hands of desperate, famished soldiers. After seeking temporary shelter at the Soviet orphanage that was once his family's home, Hannibal later flees to Paris in search of his long-lost uncle. Though his uncle has passed away, his uncle's beautiful Japanese widow, Lady Murasaki (Gong Li), warmly accepts the frightened orphan into her home. But even the love and kindness of this generous stranger isn't enough to calm the raging storm that is brewing inside this troubled young boy. Plagued by nightmares and determined to seek vengeance on the murderous war criminals who brutalized his family, the profoundly disturbed but academically gifted Hannibal enrolls in medical school in order to hone the skills that will allow him to exact horrific justice. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • MistaWonderful
      MistaWonderful: this movie is a prime example of when to leave well enuff alone...
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • Camus123
      Camus123: ."
      This movie is decent as a stand-alone, but it is nothing except chum in a bad stew when put in with its companions. Unfortunately,
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • akapeaches2004
      akapeaches2004: Didn't care 4 this 1, they should've just left 'Silence of the Lambs' alone.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago