Best Home Movies

  • Cloverfield

    Cloverfield (PG-13, 2008)

    Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel
    Producer J.J. Abrams teams with writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves for this frenetic tale ... read moreof a powerful destructive force that descends upon New York City, and the four desperate people who put their lives on the line to embark on a perilous rescue mission. Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David) is a young American professional who has recently been offered a coveted new job in Japan. Eager to send his older sibling off in style, Rob's younger brother, Jason (Mike Vogel), and his girlfriend, Lily (Jessica Lucas), organize a surprise going-away party to take place the night before Rob boards his Eastern-bound flight. As the party gets underway, Rob's longtime friend and current love interest, Beth (Odette Yustman), shows up with another man as the dejected guest of honor's best-pal Hud (T.J. Miller) encourages partygoer Marlena (Lizzy Caplan) to wish him an on-camera farewell despite the fact that they barely know one another. Moments after Beth storms out following a bitter skirmish with Rob, the entire New York City skyline goes dark. Power is quickly restored, prompting partygoers to turn their attention toward the news, where they learn that a freight tanker has been overturned in New York Harbor. Racing to the rooftop in hopes of getting a better look at the situation, the group is terrified to witness a massive explosion that rains debris across midtown Manhattan, causing mass chaos and unparalleled destruction. But the worst is yet to come, because it soon becomes apparent that this is not the work of a terrorist or an act of war, but a massive creature beyond human comprehension. Now, as the military moves in and the streets of New York City become a virtual war zone, Rob, Lily, Marlena, and Hud race to rescue Beth and get out of the city before the powers that be unleash the ultimate weapon of mass destruction on one of the most populated cities on the planet. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • kristinroper
      kristinroper: This was pretty standard as far as the 'home movie' genre goes. I preferred it to Blair Witch. The atmosphere was good, I felt tense the who
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb737070363
      fb737070363: i feel that if i watched this movie at home i would just be very bored, but the fact that i saw it in the theaters made it a better movie.
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
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      fb100001092752191: .
      The whole angle of telling a story from this home video camera is a unique medium in Storytelling which i applaud.
      Now the guy behind the TV Seri
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
  • Rachel Getting Married

    Rachel Getting Married (R, 2008)

    Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Tunde Adebimpe, Debra Winger
    Lingering tensions clash with new hopes in director Jonathan Demme's ensemble drama set during an id... read moreyllic wedding that threatens to descend into chaos with the appearance of the bride's estranged sister -- a volatile and unpredictable girl whose turbulent history of personal crisis and family conflict quickly threatens to take precedence over the happy ceremony. Rachel Buchman (Rosemarie DeWitt) is about to be married to the love of her life, but while the weather outside may be perfect, there's a storm blowing in. That storm goes by the name Kym (Anne Hathaway). Kym is the family black sheep, and wherever she goes disaster is sure to follow. Now, as friends and family gather together for a memorable day of dining, dancing, and celebration, everyone braces themselves knowing that, at any given moment, old skeletons may be dragged out and dusted off for display by the bombshell who seems to have an acerbic one-liner for every situation, and a flare for drama that could set their family home ablaze. Bill Irwin and Debra Winger co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb1550303502
      fb1550303502: . Anne Hathaway absolute killed herself. Her character returns home for her sisters wedding fresh in rehab. Earlier in her life she killed her younger sibling in
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
    • ajquioc
      ajquioc: . I felt that the shaky cam works here so well unlike in any other sci-fi films, it feels like a home video style and the characters feels like they're real people indeed. At the moment it ended, I
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • scottydgibbs
      scottydgibbs: ood role for hathawayas she plays kim, the black sheep of the family, in rehab for her disfunctions,home for her sister rachels wedding,clearly not liked by rachel, kym must try to fit back in andnot
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal Activity (R, 2009)

    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer
    A haunted house makes no secret of the fact it's not pleased with its new tenants in this independen... read moret tale of supernatural horror. Katie (Katie Featherson) and Micah (Micah Sloat) are a twentysomething couple who've just moved into a new home in San Diego, CA. Katie has an interest in the paranormal and believes that malevolent spirits have been following her since childhood, though Micah is not so easily convinced. However, after several nights of loud noises and strange happenings, Micah starts to agree with Katie that some sort of ghost may have followed them to the new home. After a paranormal researcher tells the couple he can't help them, Micah decides to take control of the situation and sets up a battery of video cameras so that if a spirit manifests itself, he can capture its behavior on tape. Once the surveillance cameras are in place, Katie and Micah bring in a Ouija board in an effort to talk to the spirits, a move that deeply offends the ghosts. Paranormal Activity was the first feature film from writer and director Oren Peli. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb100000481030299
      fb100000481030299: It scared the shit out of me for weeks, and I still get a little creeped thinking about it when I'm home alone, this is 3 ish years later.
      Reviewed 10 days days ago
    • shawn1428
      shawn1428: t a real documentary however it was still creepy fact or fiction!!!! I can't imagine watching it at home in the middle of the night I would die, although I know I will buy it on Bluray and scare mysel
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • jrowland12
      jrowland12: ormal experiences following her from residence to residence starting when she was young and her new home is no different, so the two of them decide to investigate with the help of a videocamera, filmi
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project (R, 1999)

    Heather Donahue, Michael Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffith, Jim King
    Combining Hi-8 video with black-and-white 16 mm film, this film presents a raw look at what can happ... read moreen when college students forego common sense and enter the world of voodoo and witchcraft. Presented as a straightforward documentary, the film opens with a title card explaining that in 1994, three students went into the Maryland back woods to do a film project on the Blair Witch incidents. These kids were never seen again, and the film you are about to see is from their recovered equipment, found in the woods a year later. The entire movie documents their adventures leading up to their final minutes. The Blair Witch incident, as we initially learn from the local town elders, is an old legend about a group of witches who tortured and killed several children many years ago. Everyone in town knows the story and they're all sketchy on the details. Out in the woods and away from their parked car (and civilization), what starts as a school exercise turns into a nightmare when the three kids lose their map. Forced to spend extra days finding their way out, the kids then start to hear horrific sounds outside their tents in the pitch-black middle of night. They also find strange artifacts from (what can only be) the Blair Witch, still living in the woods. Frightened, they desperately try to find their way out of the woods, with no luck. Slowly these students start to unravel, knowing they have no way of getting out, no food, and it's getting cold. Each night they are confronted with shrieking and sounds so haunting that they are convinced someone is following them, and they quickly begin to fear for their lives. The film premiered in the midnight movie section at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Chris Gore, Rovi
    • fb594747508
      fb594747508: . For me, it us this situational fear that hits home. As an outdoors man that travels on the land with no maps or GPS I can definitely relate to the
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb100000364174777
      fb100000364174777: . It shows how just the smallest things can make you
      scared. That independent and home video feel to the movie makes this a truly different experience. The ending will leave you curi
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • fb668722613
      fb668722613: ow how to use a map or compass and they all think that standing around bickering will help them get home quicker. Even everlasting camera batteries isn't going to keep these guys happy. Oh, and there
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Son of Rambow

    Son of Rambow (PG-13, 2007)

    Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jules Sitruk, Jessica Stevenson, Neil Dudgeon
    As the summer sun shines down on England in the early 1980s, two boys who couldn't be more different... read more are brought together by a mutual love of cinema and a desire to emulate their favorite action movie icon. Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is a well-mannered schoolboy being raised in an ultra-religious community that deplores such corruptive distractions as television and seeks to maintain its purity by severely limiting contact with the outside world. In order to exorcise his creative inner demons, Will has taken to sketching imaginative drawings and complex illustrations. Lee Carter (Will Poulter) is the school terror, a rampaging hellion whose overaggressive behavior has made him an endless source of frustration to the faculty, and a source of fear to his fellow classmates. As fate would have it, Will is in the school hallway avoiding exposure to the classroom television when a fed-up teacher ejects Lee from the classroom. Though at first it appears as if Lee is about to torment timid Will just as he does the rest of the student body, the two form a tight bond after Will convinces Lee to view a bootleg copy of Rambo: First Blood. When Lee informs Will that he wants to shoot a homebrewed version of the violent action film for an upcoming amateur filmmaking contest, a sudden streak of rebellion prompts his sheltered classmate to readily agree. As the summer wears on the two boys set out to create the ultimate no-budget action movie, but their grand vision hits an unexpected hitch when a busload of French exchange students arrive at the school and the leader of the pack attempts to hijack the production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • BlackCatGrinz
      BlackCatGrinz: . They try their damndest to make a home made film in the style of the American First Blood, making new friends and adding to the cast o
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • andrewdamovieman
      andrewdamovieman: . Will's home life is intresting, mostly thanks to Jessica Hynes' brilliant performance as his mother. I woul
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • her69eyes
      her69eyes: . The former embraces the thrill of making a home movie as a child, while "Son of Rambow" literally feels as if it were produced in the 80's. The
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Be Kind Rewind

    Be Kind Rewind (PG-13, 2008)

    Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz
    When a bumbling movie lover becomes magnetized while attempting to sabotage a local power plant and ... read moreaccidentally erases all of the videotapes in the small video store where his best friend works, the pair attempt to keep the store's loyal customer base by remaking as many of the top-renting movies as possible. Mike (Mos Def) is an employee at Be Kind Rewind, a modest mom and pop video store that is owned by Mr. Fletcher (Danny Glover). Mike's best friend Jerry (Jack Black) works in an auto garage/junkyard directly adjacent to a local power plant. Lately Jerry has become increasingly paranoid about the effects that the power plant is having on his health. Convinced that he has developed a brain tumor from working in such close proximity to the power plant, Jerry attempts to sabotage the plant. Unfortunately for Jerry, his brain is magnetized in the process. The next time Jerry goes to visit Mike at Be Kind Rewind, the powerful magnetization emanating from his brain erases every videotape in the store. Now the only way for Mike and Jerry to be sure that Be Kind Rewind stays in business is to remake every film on the shelves before the customers notice. But when word gets out that Mike and Jerry have remade such Hollywood classics as Back to the Future, Robocop, The Lion King, and Rush Hour without permission, the store is threatened with copyright violations and forced to close its doors. In the aftermath of the closing, Mr. Fletcher and his employees discover just how loyal their customers really are when the entire neighborhood pools their resources to transform the junkyard into a legitimate movie studio and produce an entirely original film detailing the incredible adventures of a local jazz legend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb590635421
      fb590635421: er, but suffers hugely because it was released after DVD's had already revolutionised the medium of home entertainment.
      There are funny moments, peaking with the 'Sweded' version of Ghostbusters, but
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • SapphireSky
      SapphireSky: I liked the parts when they were making the home movies but otherwise it was a disapointment.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • lourdhuraj
      lourdhuraj: o can really make laugh the audience by his simple act he didn't strain much he didn't done lots of home work for this film... he just acted in as he was normal and he was normal as in his life... all
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies (R, 2009)

    Daniel Mays, Anna Friel, Lorraine Ashbourne, Barnaby Kay, Aisling Loftus
    Based on author Bryan Burrough's ambitious tome Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and th... read moree Birth of the FBI, 1933-43, director Michael Mann's sprawling historical crime drama follows the efforts of top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale ) in capturing notorious bank robber John Dillinger. A folk hero to the American public thanks to his penchant for robbing the banks that many people believed responsible for the Great Depression, charming bandit Dillinger (Johnny Depp) was virtually unstoppable at the height of his criminal career; no jail could hold him, and his exploits endeared him to the common people while making headlines across the country. J. Edgar Hoover's (Billy Crudup) FBI was just coming into formation, and what better way for the ambitious lawman to transform his fledgling Bureau of Investigation into a national police force than to capture the gang that always gets away? Determined to bust Dillinger and his crew, which also included sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi), Hoover christened Dillinger the country's very first Public Enemy Number One, and unleashed Purvis to take them down by whatever means necessary. But Purvis underestimated Dillinger's ingenuity as a master criminal, and after embarking on a frantic series of chases and shoot-outs, the dashing agent humbly surmised that he was in over his head. Outwitted and outgunned, Purvis knew that his only hope for busting Dillinger's gang was to baptize a crew of Western ex-lawmen as official agents, and orchestrate a series of betrayals so cunning that even America's criminal mastermind wouldn't know what hit him. Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, and Stephen Dorff co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • vismvism
      vismvism: . The other thing is the use of HD cameras make it look cheap in many scenes, giving it a home video effect. I can't help but think the look of the movie would have benefitted from a grainie
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • fb1282632096
      fb1282632096: . I was excited the whole way home from the theater that day (I had gone to see Star Trek again, making it officially the only mov
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • edtoney1
      edtoney1: this movie is very boring and not enough showing of my home town
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Super 8

    Super 8 (PG-13, 2011)

    Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich
    In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash wh... read moreile making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined. -- (C) Official Site
    • 11dawesy
      11dawesy: Clever adaption of alien creature trying to get home yet kids create own zombie film using all that is going on. Good supernatural film.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb773660028
      fb773660028: . Excellent actor kids, acting out a 70s home film production.they got everything they asked for, and more.. unexpectedly, from SPACE
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • timoteo4
      timoteo4: It's nice to be home with my bro, sis, Frank, Anna, Bekah and Isaiah. Just sitting here watching a movie and eating
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Diary of the Dead

    Diary of the Dead (R, 2007)

    Michèle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy Lalonde, Joe Dinicol
    Horror icon George A. Romero effectively hits the "reset" button on his hugely influential Dead seri... read morees with this scaled-back look at the zombie apocalypse as told from the perspective of a student filmmaker who sets out to shoot a low-budget fright film, but instead captures the breakdown of modern society at the decaying hands of flesh-eating ghouls. Jason Creed (Joshua Close) and his crew are shooting a mummy movie in the Pennsylvania woods when media reports begin pouring in about the dead rising from their graves to feast on the flesh of the living. While self-centered star Ridley (Phillip Riccio) beats a hasty retreat to his family's fortified mansion halfway across the state, the remaining cast and crew are forced to fight for their lives despite having no weapons to speak of, and only a wobbly recreational vehicle in which to seek shelter. Immediately recognizing the gravity of the situation and outspokenly skeptical of the media, determined director Creed decides to use his own camera to capture the real story in a documentary entitled "The Death of Death." Now, as the group attempts to fight their way to safety, the skeptics will all watch as their greatest fears become reality, and the realists will attempt to process a nightmare that modern science would pass off as impossible. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • kenscheck
      kenscheck: . Like the girl would go to her home, and instead of just pulling out a key or just picking up a key that is hidden she has to tell
      Reviewed 59 days days ago
    • ccathrine
      ccathrine: . However, perhaps the latter is just because it hits a little close to home.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • her69eyes
      her69eyes: a puzzle and solves it for you - essentially telling you to watch some gore and leave your mind at home. A child can pick up on the so called political themes that are constantly crammed down your th
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Open Water

    Open Water (R, 2004)

    Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Estelle Lau, Michael E. Williamson
    Independent filmmaker Chris Kentis directs the dramatic thriller Open Water, based on a true story. ... read moreSusan (Blanchard Ryan) and Daniel (Daniel Travis) are a busy married couple on an island vacation. They board a vessel called the Reef Explorer with a group of other scuba divers, traveling 15 miles out to sea. Since they are certified to dive in open waters, the couple breaks off from the group to go exploring. The Reef Explorer accidentally leaves without a proper head count, leaving them stranded in shark-infested waters. Kentis and producer wife Laura Lau did all the filming themselves in the actual ocean without extraneous special effects, while the actors wore special steel-mesh under their wetsuits in the scenes where actual sharks were involved. Open Water was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the American Spectrum competition. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
    • ElCochran90
      ElCochran90: y have a budget that could be betterly used for buying some chips and a soda at the store near your home, but this pushed the envelope in the sense that it put a lot of effort for creating a film with
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • JBrd2113
      JBrd2113: . Two words brought together again thanks to this reenacted home movie.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • chrisq2005
      chrisq2005: . Surely there was no reason to shoot the first scenes at home shakily?
      Reviewed 5 years days ago