Best Filmed Movies

  • Atonement

    Atonement (R, 2007)

    James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave
    In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privile... read morege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony--who has a crush on Robbie--is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested--and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.
    • fb566671331
      fb566671331: Very well directed, filmed and acted... However the story is a crappy cheap best seller thing....
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • RichBlack
      RichBlack: Atonement is a very dismal but beautifully filmed war adaption. The director of Pride and Prejudice directs a very diverse movie, causing heart
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • BlackRichie
      BlackRichie: Atonement is a very dismal but beautifully filmed war adaption. The director of Pride and Prejudice directs a very diverse movie, causing heart
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (R, 2007)

    Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Paul Schneider
    In 1881 a younger member of the notorious James gang becomes so inextricably drawn to and frightened... read more of his mentor that his own delusions of grandeur force him to consider doing the unthinkable.
    • fb1739700094
      fb1739700094: Tremendously filmed. Daringly paced, and it pays off. within minutes of finishing watching it, i already want to
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • fb758023971
      fb758023971: . Otherwise, it was very artfully filmed, with wonderful and plentiful moments of tension in the silences between characters. Affleck'
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • mattdonovan2004
      mattdonovan2004: Beautifully filmed story of a legend, head and shoulders above the pack of films that have been committed to cel
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    Memoirs of a Geisha (PG-13, 2005)

    Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh
    In the years before World War II, a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a ma... read moreid in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man who is out of her reach.
    • ladyj4n3
      ladyj4n3: . Ohgo plays the younger Sayuri in the movie, which was filmed in southern and northern California and in several locations in Kyoto, including the Kiyomizu
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • ebonyyrosee
      ebonyyrosee: . I went to the place in japan where they filmed with all the tori gates :)
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • berigan
      berigan: Beautifully filmed and the art direction was first-rate, but I have to admit the story was predictable and frank
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Last Samurai

    The Last Samurai (R, 2003)

    Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn
    Edward Zwick returned to the director's chair for the first time since 1998's The Siege with this sw... read moreeeping period drama set in 19th-century Japan. After centuries of relying on hired samurai for national defense, the Japanese monarchy has decided to do away with the warriors in favor of a more contemporary military. Tom Cruise stars as Nathan Algren, a veteran of the U.S. Civil War who is hired by the Emperor Meiji to train an army capable of wiping out the samurai. But when Algren is captured by the samurai and taught about their history and way of life, he finds himself conflicted over who he should be fighting alongside. Billy Connelly, Tony Goldwyn, and Ken Watanabe co-star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
    • NewZealander
      NewZealander: Even though it was filmed in my hometown called Taranaki in New Zealand i didnt like it
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • LittleGirlLost
      LittleGirlLost: ed by this movie, it wasn't really what i hoped it would be, but i am very very pleased that it was filmed right here in new zealand.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • svmainus
      svmainus: . I was so wrong. It is filled with human spirit and filmed so beautifully. It is very violent all throughout the movie, so I would caution the viewer on
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia (PG, 1962)

    Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif
    This sweeping, highly literate historical epic covers the Allies' mideastern campaign during World W... read morear I as seen through the eyes of the enigmatic T. E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole, in the role that made him a star). After a prologue showing us Lawrence's ultimate fate, we flash back to Cairo in 1917. A bored general staffer, Lawrence talks his way into a transfer to Arabia. Once in the desert, he befriends Sherif Ali Ben El Kharish (Omar Sharif, making one of the most spectacular entrances in movie history) and draws up plans to aid the Arabs in their rebellion against the Turks. No one is ever able to discern Lawrence's motives in this matter: Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness) dismisses him as yet another "desert-loving Englishman," and his British superiors assume that he's either arrogant or mad. Using a combination of diplomacy and bribery, Lawrence unites the rival Arab factions of Feisal and Auda Abu Tayi (Anthony Quinn). After successfully completing his mission, Lawrence becomes an unwitting pawn of the Allies, as represented by Gen. Allenby (Jack Hawkins) and Dryden (Claude Rains), who decide to keep using Lawrence to secure Arab cooperation against the Imperial Powers. While on a spying mission to Deraa, Lawrence is captured and tortured by a sadistic Turkish Bey (Jose Ferrer). In the heat of the next battle, a wild-eyed Lawrence screams "No prisoners!" and fights more ruthlessly than ever. Screenwriters Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson used T. E. Lawrence's own self-published memoir The Seven Pillars of Wisdom as their principal source, although some of the characters are composites, and many of the "historical" incidents are of unconfirmed origin. Two years in the making (you can see O'Toole's weight fluctuate from scene to scene), the movie, lensed in Spain and Jordan, ended up costing a then-staggering $13 million and won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The 1962 Royal Premiere in London was virtually the last time that David Lean's director's cut was seen: 20 minutes were edited from the film's general release, and 15 more from the 1971 reissue. This abbreviated version was all that was available for public exhibition until a massive 1989 restoration, at 216 minutes that returned several of Lean's favorite scenes while removing others with which he had never been satisfied. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • fb100002367348043
      fb100002367348043: . It's actually really well filmed, and O'Toole adds a comedic element to the movie. I really enjoyed the characters, and though
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • catbox9
      catbox9: . The desert sequences are filmed quite well and there are plenty of action sequences thrown in with the wandering that are als
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • saurabhdavv
      saurabhdavv: this epic includes some of the best desert scenes ever filmed
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain (R, 2005)

    Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Linda Cardellini
    Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young me... read moren -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
    • tellytabby
      tellytabby: erning the ridiculous rating, this film, unfairly simply dubbed the "gay cowboy film" was very well filmed - breathtaking cinematography - and reasonably acted. While I don't think the casting was nec
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • krasos89
      krasos89: Very well filmed, excellent direction, strong performances, nice ending! Pretty good for a do-me-do-you gay co
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • showersinger123
      showersinger123: This movie was incredible. Filmed well. Directed well. Heath and Jake did a wonderful job. They
      Reviewed 7 years days ago