Best Rated Movies

  • The Happening

    The Happening (R, 2008)

    Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez, Betty Buckley
    Lady in the Water director M. Night Shyamalan puts PG-13 suspense on pause to tell this grim apocaly... read moreptic tale about a family fleeing a natural disaster that poses a grave threat to the whole of humanity. Philadelphia high-school science teacher Elliot Moore (Mark Wahlberg) is discussing the disappearance of the bees with his students when the staff is summoned to the theater and briefed about a mysterious event that is currently unfolding in New York City. According to reports, citizens in the vicinity of Central Park have suddenly and inexplicably begun seizing up just before killing themselves by whatever means are at their disposal. As the phenomena begins to spread and talk of terrorism fills the airwaves, Elliot, his wife, Alma (Zooey Deschanel), their friend Julian (John Leguizamo), and his daughter, Jess (Ashlyn Sanchez), board a train bound for the presumed safety of the country. When the train screeches to a halt before arriving at its final destination, however, the frightened passengers are forced to fend for themselves as each consecutive news report paints an increasingly grim picture of the situation in more urbanized areas. Theories abound on what could be causing the unexplainable rash of suicides, but the only thing that everyone seems to agree on is that it's some kind of airborne contagion that is carried in the wind. It would appear that humankind's reign on planet Earth has come to an end, but perhaps if this small band of survivors can find a safe place to lie low until this all blows over, all hope for survival of the species might not be lost just yet. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • wigscrue1
      wigscrue1: Cheese and Crackers... That is the worst line ever said in a movie because it comes out of nowhere
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
    • JakN
      JakN: . They'd hate it by the fact that this film was an R-rated. I didn't care that it wasn't bloody, graphic, or didn't have any foul language in it. It was
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb508695979: *yawn* How in the world did Shyamalan's first R-rated movie also be the most boring? It was just gratuitously gory and a giant snooze.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Watchmen

    Watchmen (R, 2009)

    Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley
    300's Zack Snyder brings Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' critically acclaimed comic book Watchmen to th... read moree big screen, courtesy of DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures. Set in an alternate universe circa 1985, the film's world is a highly unstable one where a nuclear war is imminent between America and Russia. Superheroes have long been made to hang up their tights thanks to the government-sponsored Keene Act, but that all changes with the death of The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a robust ex-hero commando whose mysterious free fall out a window perks the interest of one of the country's last remaining vigilantes, Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley). His investigation leads him to caution many of his other former costumed colleagues, including Dr. Manhattan, Night Owl (Patrick Wilson), Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Sally Jupiter (Carla Gugino), and her daughter, The Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman). Heralded for bringing the world of superheroes into the literary world, Watchmen gave the super-powered mythos a real-life grounding that had been missing in mainstream comics to that point. The film adaptation had languished in one form of development hell or another for years after the book's release, with various directors on and off the project, including Terry Gilliam, David Hayter, and Darren Aronofsky, as well as Paul Greengrass, whose eventual dismissal stemmed from budget conflicts with the studio. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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      fb678329126: the action in the film was going to be, and reminded you that it was a rare, beautiful thing - an R rated 'superhero' film. It was brutal, and yet exquisite and made me cringe and clap quietly simulta
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • AverageMovieGuy
      AverageMovieGuy: . Is kind of like a deep, R rated, Incredibles (just a comparison in no way is a kids film). Worth checking out for all super he
      Reviewed 24 months days ago
    • fb505412876
      fb505412876: This is a cool film, it's like rated 18 I think, it's quite violent, quite a few sex scenes, but the story is really good, it's a l
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption (R, 1994)

    Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Bill Sadler, Clancy Brown
    In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of a double murder, even though he ... read morestubbornly proclaims his innocence. He's sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where another lifer, Ellis "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under the pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy: a corrupt warden (Bob Gunton), sadistic guards led by Capt. Byron Hadley (Clancy Brown), and inmates who are little better than animals, willing to use rape or beatings to insure their dominance. But Andy does not crack: he has the hope of the truly innocent, which (together with his smarts) allow him to prevail behind bars. He uses his banking skills to win favor with the warden and the guards, doing the books for Norton's illegal business schemes and keeping an eye on the investments of most of the prison staff. In exchange, he is able to improve the prison library and bring some dignity and respect back to many of the inmates, including Red. Based on a story by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption was the directorial debut of screenwriter Frank Darabont. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb1374099279: . The characters are phenominal. There's a reason why this is consistently rated as one of the best movies of all time.
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
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      fb1069932169: Good but over-rated. Would suck if not for Morgan Freeman.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • timeladyinred
      timeladyinred: . Over all however, a very over rated film. The concept (a prison break) isn't original and I just didn't think there was anything o
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Brüno

    Brüno (R, 2009)

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Paula Abdul, LaToya Jackson, Harrison Ford
    Borat trickster Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screen to offer yet another stinging dose of so... read moreciopolitical satire in this comedy that finds him assuming the persona of gay fashionmonger Bruno, the self-proclaimed "voice of Austrian youth TV." Originally conceived as part of Baron Cohen's cult television series Da Ali G Show, the character of Bruno offered a cleverly costumed Baron Cohen the opportunity to highlight the absurdities of the fashion industry by interviewing unsuspecting fashion icons and other haute couture hangers-on. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb100000057657058: Bruno is an awsome movie not recommended for kids rated R Sacha baron Cohen is great in this flim he is sexy
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
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      fb169100621: If Borat was rated R, then Bruno should have been X-rated! It was like watching a gay porno... It had a few funny
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • fb1656955184
      fb1656955184: .. Rated R than Borat. It is funny but be prepared for a movie almost breaking the rated R point.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

    Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (G, 2008)

    Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen
    Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to be... read morelieve it exists.
    • MrLeeMovie
      MrLeeMovie: Finally a G Rated family movie! You don't wanna miss the opportunity to take the children to see th
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • BlueHornet
      BlueHornet: . Had they stuck with this throughout the movie I would have rated it even higher. The introduction of Vlad (the vulture) could be unsettling for small children.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • HarryPFanatic
      HarryPFanatic: . Great casting, and possibly one of the greatest G-rated movies ever.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Midnight Cowboy

    Midnight Cowboy (R, 1969)

    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro
    Based on a James Leo Herlihy novel, British director John Schlesinger's first American film dramatiz... read moreed the small hopes, dashed dreams, and unlikely friendship of two late '60s lost souls. Dreaming of an easy life as a fantasy cowboy stud, cheerful Texas rube Joe Buck (Jon Voight) heads to New York City to be a gigolo, but he quickly discovers that hustling isn't what he thought it would be after he winds up paying his first trick (Sylvia Miles). He gets swindled by gimpy tubercular grifter Rico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) but, when Joe falls in the direst of straits, Ratso takes Joe into his condemned apartment so that they can help each other survive. Things start to look up when Joe finally lands his first legit female customer (Brenda Vaccaro) at a Warhol-esque party; Ratso's health, however, fails. Joe turns a final trick to get the money for one selfless goal: taking Ratso out of New York to his dream life in Miami. One of the first major studio films given the newly minted X rating for its then-frank portrayal of New York decadence, Midnight Cowboy was critically praised for Schlesinger's insight into American lives, with the intercut mosaic of Joe's memories and Ratso's dreams lending their characters and actions greater psychological complexity. While they may have been drawn by the seamy content (tame by current standards), the young late '60s audience responded to Joe's and Ratso's confusion amidst turbulent times and to the connection they make with each other despite their alienation from the surrounding culture. Midnight Cowboy became one of the major financial and artistic hits of 1969, winning Oscars for Best Picture (the first for an X-rated film), Best Director, and former blacklistee Waldo Salt's screenplay. Though the one-two punch of Midnight Cowboy and The Graduate (1967) proved Hoffman's range and Voight's Joe Buck made him a star, both lost Best Actor to classical cowboy John Wayne for True Grit. The film was later re-rated R by the MPAA. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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      fb100004647819927: This is the only X rated film to ever win best picture at the academy awards. It is also one of the most moving charac
      Reviewed 3 days days ago
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      fb1392606456: . In 1969, it was rated "X", which I can't believe. Today, you see racier cereal commercials. I think both John Voigt
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
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      fb100000620050141: . Disturbing flashbacks, cinematography ahead of its time, crazy good acting. Was originally rated X, can imagine some of the material was quite shocking 44 years ago. Midnight Cowboy has aged
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
  • Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (G, 2007)

    Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills, Ted Ludzik
    The eccentric owner of a magical toy store surprises the shop's manager by turning over ownership to... read more her in a warm-hearted comedy fantasy directed by Zach Helm and starring Jason Bateman, Dustin Hoffman, and Natalie Portman. Portman plays the manager of the store that seems to be a reflection of the people who run it, and Bateman stars as the detail-oriented accountant assigned the task of assessing the establishment's monetary value. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • sk8rgrl013
      sk8rgrl013: You can't find INTERESTING G-rated movies like this anymore!
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • xanderearl
      xanderearl: It's G rated but very much for adults. Zach Helm (who also wrote "Stranger Than Fiction") may have just ce
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • artjennerator
      artjennerator: This G rated drama had some fantastic effects. There were quite a few slow moments, but the story was sweet
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

    AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (PG-13, 2004)

    Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon
    Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Alien vs. Predator follows billionaire Charles Bishop Weyland (Lance... read more Henriksen) and his team of drillers, scientists, and archaeologists, to an obscure pyramid site in Antarctica. Among the icy ruins, allegedly, lies the proof of an empire predating humankind. Once there, however, the group finds more than ancient sarcophaguses and hieroglyphics; rather, their discovery consists of dismembered human skeletons and fossilized remains of the alien creatures that appear to have violently burst out of their chests. Even more horrifying is the evidence suggesting that the aliens may still exist. Indeed, there are aliens below the pyramids, but an equal threat looms above: three Predators, all on the verge of manhood, are engaged in a gruesome rite of passage -- every hundred years, young Predators must travel to Earth and take on a hunting ritual in order to complete the transition to adulthood or die in the process. Before long, the humans find themselves battling for their own lives as the Predators and aliens continue their fight for superiority. The film also features Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremmer, Colin Salmon, and Agathe de la Boulaye. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
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      fb100001378884029: . It has good acting and writing. Great special effects, with lots of action. The reason I rated 4 stars because it didn't deliver the gore and violence I was expecting. I reccomend AVP to
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
    • ShaneWreck
      ShaneWreck: How do you take two violent, gory, r rated movies, and make a pg-13 movie that includes the two of them?
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • coyeye
      coyeye: Can not take two rated R movies franchises and make their combined effort PG-13.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • This Film is Not Yet Rated

    This Film is Not Yet Rated (NC-17, 2006)

    Kimberly Peirce, Alison Andres, Jon Lewis, David Ansen, Martin Garbus
    In a rare and refreshing reversal of roles, filmmakers put the powerful Motion Picture Association o... read moref America (MPAA for short) under the microscope for inspection in Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick's incisive look at stateside cinema's most notorious non-censoring censors. Compelled by the staggering amount of power that the MPAA ratings board wields, the filmmaker seeks out the true identities of the anonymous elite who control what films make it to the multiplex. He even goes so far as to hire a private investigator to stake out MPAA headquarters and expose Hollywood's best-kept secret. Along the way, Dick speaks with numerous filmmakers whose careers have been affected by the seemingly random and sexual-content obsessed judgments of the MPAA, including John Waters, Mary Harron, Darren Aranofsky, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone, and Atom Egoyan. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb1140145313: How are films rated, who rates them and why? These three simple questions serve as the basis for this documentary.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • nickondras
      nickondras: . As if. Most of the pleasure is found in pain in Dick's film; that the satire the MPAA waves an R-rated hand to has become the same troublesome reality of films their deadpan jury simply shakes away
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
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      fb563574616: This is such an eye opener in having a better understanding on just how films are rated and why it's all built on secrecy.
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (R, 2006)

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Jane Sanguinetti Luenell, Pat Haggerty, Alan Keyes
    Master of disguise Sacha Baron Cohen hits the road to explore America as the crude Kazakstani report... read moreer Borat in a feature mockumentary that brings one of the Da Ali G Show star's most popular characters to life on the big screen. Sent by the Kazakh Ministry of Information to gain a better understanding of American culture and bring his findings back home, Borat and faithful producer Azamat (Ken Davitian) set their sights in New York City. When the citizens and interview subjects of the Big Apple seem less than receptive to Borat's distinctively unrestrained approach and the curious Kazakh television personality stumbles across an episode of Baywatch while channel-surfing in his hotel room, he becomes instantly smitten with screen siren Pamela Anderson. Now confident that the only way to discover the true essence of America is to travel to California and make the bikini-clad beauty his bride, Borat purchases a ramshackle ice-cream truck in which he and Azamat will make their way across the Great Plains and on to the sunny West Coast -- all the while coming into contact with a wide variety of "typical" Americans. Within this loose, scripted framework, Borat engages in his usual misbehavior with unsuspecting strangers, from accidentally releasing a chicken from his suitcase on a New York subway ride to a formal interview with Alan Keyes. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb793720018: Over-rated good moments but not the best movie for comedy.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb100000717908468: Borat is the ultimate king of comedic, low-budget, rated R movies. This movie is very, very funny and clever. I give props to the writers of Borat for
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • cikozone
      cikozone: ..
      but very x-rated..
      only 4 certain people..
      was kinda eeky watchin it
      but somehow,borat is kind of funny..
      Reviewed 4 years days ago