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01 GENRE: Action Movies/ Thrillers/ Gangster Movies/ Noir


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Little Caesar 1930,  Unrated)
2
Smart Money 1931,  Unrated)
3
The Public Enemy 1931,  Unrated)
4
Scarface 1932,  PG)
5
Blood Money 1933,  R)
6
Angels with Dirty Faces 1938,  Unrated)
7
The Roaring Twenties 1939,  Unrated)
8
The Maltese Falcon 1941,  PG)
9
High Sierra 1941,  Unrated)
10
The Big Sleep 1946,  PG)
11
Dark Passage 1947,  Unrated)
12
Force of Evil 1948,  PG)
13
The Third Man 1949,  Unrated)
14
White Heat 1949,  Unrated)
15
The Asphalt Jungle 1950,  Unrated)
16
Night and the City 1950,  R)
17
Strangers on a Train 1951,  PG)
18
The Enforcer 1951,  Unrated)
19
The Wages of Fear 1953,  Unrated)
20
Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) 1954,  Unrated)
21
Killer's Kiss 1955,  Unrated)
22
The Desperate Hours 1955,  Unrated)
23
Pete Kelly's Blues 1955,  Unrated)
24
Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (Rififi) 1956,  Unrated)
25
The Phenix City Story 1955,  Unrated)
26
The Killing 1956,  Unrated)
27
Touch of Evil 1958,  PG-13)
28
Murder by Contract 1958,  G)
29
North by Northwest 1959,  Unrated)
North by Northwest
(1959)

Yeah Cary Grant, the airplaine chasing in the desert, and the final scene on the Rushmore's presidents mountain were great; but it loses its rythm in the second half, and it gets annoying. Maybe it's just too old.
30
Al Capone 1959,  Unrated)
31
Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player) 1960,  Unrated)
32
The Hustler 1961,  Unrated)
33
From Russia With Love 1964,  PG)
34
Le Doulos 1962,  Unrated)
35
Goldfinger 1964,  PG)
36
Mafioso 1964,  Unrated)
37
Bonnie and Clyde 1967,  R)
38
Point Blank 1967,  R)
39
Le Samoura´ (The Godson) 1967,  PG)
40
Coogan's Bluff 1968,  R)
41
Bullitt 1968,  PG)
42
The French Connection 1971,  R)
43
Dirty Harry 1971,  R)
44
Get Carter 1971,  R)
45
The Godfather 1972,  R)
46
Duel 1972,  PG)
47
The Getaway 1972,  R)
48
Magnum Force 1973,  R)
49
The Seven Ups 1973,  PG)
50
The Long Goodbye 1973,  R)
51
Serpico 1973,  R)
Serpico
This film belongs to a moment in cinema when films were not about happy ending.
Al Pacino outdoes himself in this true story, proving to be perfect in the part of Francis Serpico, a martyr to the cause of foiling the NYC police corruption.
But there is more... the corruption here is at a higher level, it's global, and there is no way out. The good guys can only stand and wait to be shot.

You can say it's not a light film, however it's not common to find a film which has the guts to tell it as it is, but I guess those were the times.
It fits somewhere not far from Dogday afternoon but sometimes it also reminds me a bit the alienation that you feel in Taxi Driver; the difference here is that the topic is too fucking rational. The nightmare is reality, or the reality is a nightmare. As you like.
52
Mean Streets 1973,  R)
53
Enter the Dragon 1973,  R)
54
The Sting 1973,  PG)
55
The Conversation 1974,  PG)
56
Chinatown 1974,  R)
Chinatown
I think Chinatown is a change of style in the filmography of the european director Roman Polanski, who has had to adapt to a Hollywood aesthetic.

In this film he works less as auteur and more at the service of a philological reconstruction of film noir, with no reguard , in my opinion, to a true representation of the characters depth, preferring coolness and an ironic look.

The main problem remains the length of the movie, that exceedes without making you understand what they are really talking about, going from paraphrasys of the film Italian political drama films, to to the epic films of American classic, but failing in both directions.
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The Godfather, Part II 1974,  R)
58
Dog Day Afternoon 1975,  R)
59
Taxi Driver 1976,  R)
60
Assault on Precinct 13 1976,  R)
61
The Enforcer 1976,  R)
The Enforcer
another movie from dirty harry serie, where clint eastwood goes back to alcatraz, this time from the other side of the law....
62
The Gauntlet 1977,  R)
63
The Silent Partner 1978,  R)
64
Alien 1979,  R)
65
Escape from Alcatraz 1979,  PG)
66
Escape from New York 1981,  R)
67
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 1981,  R)
68
First Blood (Rambo: First Blood) 1982,  R)
69
48 HRS 1982,  R)
70
Sudden Impact 1983,  R)
Sudden Impact
Very simplistic, you may notice that this fourth Dirty Harry film is directed by Clint Eastwood for its linearity. It is the same old story ... the revenge of the raped traumatized woman: a bit like 'I Spit On Your Grave' with Callahan included.

without infamy and without praise
71
Scarface 1983,  R)
72
Bad Boys 1982,  R)
73
Beverly Hills Cop 1984,  R)
74
Once Upon a Time in America 1984,  R)
75
Tightrope 1984,  R)
76
The Hit 1984,  R)
77
Mesrine 1984,  Unrated)
78
Year of the Dragon 1985,  R)
79
To Live and Die in L.A. 1985,  R)
80
Commando 1985,  R)
81
Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985,  R)
82
Big Trouble in Little China 1986,  PG-13)
83
Over the Top 1987,  PG)
84
The Hitcher 1986,  R)
85
Aliens 1986,  R)
86
Blue Velvet 1986,  R)
87
A Better Tomorrow 2010,  R)
88
Manhunter 1986,  R)
89
Raw Deal 1986,  R)
90
The Untouchables 1987,  R)
91
RoboCop 1987,  R)
92
Lethal Weapon 1987,  R)
93
The Running Man 1987,  R)
94
The Sicilian 1987,  R)
95
Predator 1987,  R)
96
Beverly Hills Cop II 1987,  R)
97
A Better Tomorrow II 1988,  Unrated)
98
Red Heat 1988,  R)
99
Rambo III 1988,  R)
100
Die Hard 1988,  R)
101
Above the Law 1988,  R)
102
The Dead Pool 1988,  R)
The Dead Pool
Pretty far from the others Dirty Harry, this weak last chapter has got few ideas, poorly represented, if you take away the action, which is also restrained.

What's really to be remembered is the chase by the remote-controlled toy car (wielding a bomb) around San Francisco streets.
103
Drugstore Cowboy 1989,  R)
104
The Killer (Dip huet seung hung) 1989,  R)
105
Lethal Weapon 2 1989,  R)
106
Johnny Handsome 1989,  R)
107
Black Rain 1989,  R)
108
Tango & Cash 1989,  R)
109
Kill Me Again 1989,  PG-13)
110
Road House 1989,  R)
111
Kickboxer 1989,  R)
112
The Godfather, Part III 1990,  R)
113
GoodFellas 1990,  R)
114
Wild At Heart 1990,  R)
115
Die Hard 2 1990,  R)
116
Robocop 2 1990,  R)
117
The Hunt for Red October 1990,  PG)
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Miller's Crossing 1990,  R)
119
Hard to Kill 1990,  R)
120
King of New York 1990,  R)
121
The Rookie 1990,  R)
122
Total Recall 1990,  R)
123
A Better Tomorrow III 1989,  R)
124
Marked for Death 1990,  R)
125
Another 48 Hrs. 1990,  R)
126
Desperate Hours 1990,  R)
127
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991,  R)
128
Cape Fear 1991,  R)
129
The Last Boy Scout 1991,  R)
130
Bugsy 1991,  R)
131
Out for Justice 1991,  R)
132
Lethal Weapon 3 1992,  R)
133
Under Siege 1992,  R)
134
Patriot Games 1992,  R)
135
Alien3 1992,  R)
136
Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) 1992,  R)
137
Reservoir Dogs 1992,  R)
138
Robocop 3 1993,  PG-13)
139
Glengarry Glen Ross 1992,  R)
140
Demolition Man 1993,  R)
141
Last Action Hero 1993,  PG-13)
142
The Fugitive 1993,  PG-13)
143
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 1993,  PG-13)
144
A Bronx Tale 1993,  R)
145
Carlito's Way 1993,  R)
146
Speed 1994,  R)
147
Natural Born Killers 1994,  R)
Natural Born Killers
It is not difficult for a film buff, judging a film as excessive as NBK ... What else can remember the bald head of Harrelson, if not the cannibals of Wes Craven, or the sit com, Clockwork Orange ... without considering that the film moves into a hyper-realism influenced by Wild at Heart, the precipitate Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead, and obscenity and overflowing trash by John Waters ...
That said, the logic of the Hollywood director who plays the experimental (with tiresome, messy and ridiculous payoff in the long run), is like: hey, the media are wrong, not me, I'm just an artist and I can do whatever i want; with the result that no evil here is a complaint, but it is also amplified, especially for the average person, who ignores the misdeeds of the corporate media.
148
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994,  R)
149
Pulp Fiction 1994,  R)
150
The Chase 1994,  PG-13)
151
Timecop 1994,  R)
152
Killing Zoe 1994,  R)
153
Clear and Present Danger 1994,  PG-13)
154
LÚon: The Professional 1994,  R)
155
True Lies 1994,  R)
156
Heat 1995,  R)
157
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995,  R)
158
Bottle Rocket 1996,  R)
159
Desperado 1995,  R)
160
Bullet 1996,  R)
161
The Usual Suspects 1995,  R)
162
Leaving Las Vegas 1995,  R)
163
Casino 1995,  R)
164
Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance 1995,  R)
165
Rumble in the Bronx 1995,  R)
166
Mission: Impossible 1996,  PG-13)
167
The Rock 1996,  R)
168
Broken Arrow 1996,  R)
169
L.A. Confidential 1997,  R)
170
Lost Highway 1997,  R)
171
The Peacemaker 1997,  R)
172
Alien Resurrection 1997,  R)
173
Breakdown 1997,  R)
174
Jackie Brown 1997,  R)
175
Face/Off 1997,  R)
176
The Last Don 1997,  R)
177
Donnie Brasco 1997,  R)
178
The Jackal 1997,  R)
179
Con Air 1997,  R)
180
Desperate Measures 1997,  R)
181
Out of Sight 1998,  R)
182
Mercury Rising 1998,  R)
183
Ronin 1998,  R)
184
Snake Eyes 1998,  R)
185
Run Lola Run (Lola rennt) 1999,  R)
186
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1999,  R)
187
Blade 1998,  R)
188
Rush Hour 1998,  PG-13)
189
The Matrix 1999,  R)
190
Lethal Weapon 4 1998,  R)
191
Fight Club 1999,  R)
192
Pusher 1999,  Unrated)
193
Payback 1999,  R)
194
Bringing Out the Dead 1999,  R)
195
Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai 2000,  R)
196
Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) 2000,  PG-13)
197
Mission: Impossible 2 2000,  PG-13)
198
Get Carter 2000,  R)
199
Traffic 2000,  R)
200
Memento 2000,  R)
201
Romeo Must Die 2000,  R)
202
Training Day 2001,  R)
203
The Pledge 2001,  R)
204
Rush Hour 2 2001,  PG-13)
205
Mulholland Drive 2001,  R)
206
Swordfish 2001,  R)
207
Ocean's Eleven 2001,  PG-13)
208
The Score 2001,  R)
209
Snatch 2001,  R)
210
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001,  R)
211
Collateral Damage 2002,  R)
212
Wasabi 2001,  R)
213
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) 2002,  R)
214
Catch Me If You Can 2002,  PG-13)
215
Cidade de Deus (City of God) 2003,  R)
216
The Bourne Identity 2002,  PG-13)
217
Insomnia 2002,  R)
Insomnia
I've seen Insomnia, not knowing it was a remake, which would take away part of my attention.
The beginning is epic indeed, I mean, Alaska with all the misty atmosphere, the old Pacino, the young Nolan (who can get you immediately into the plot)... The film has nearly every reason why something good should come out.

But as it goes, it becomes the classic Hollywood thriller , where there are good and the bad, and it is after to force the twist: the same Williams (really out of hand, even if it is to appreciate the courage to use it as a bad guy) reveals it several times.
But the worst may be the final, even if I can't find another way for a movie like this one, in which it would have ended if not eliminating the badass.

The movie seems to go back and becomes progressively less complex, a bit like the previous 'Memento', and the only character who has a real characterization is the protagonist, in fact we do not know virtually nothing of the murderer, except to the threats. It would have been interesting to see who the "enemy" is, or the relationship with the character played by Hilary Swank, but more importantly, that the insomnia could play a major role.

All that remains is to be satisfied with the Nolan direction.
218
Equilibrium 2002,  R)
219
Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) 2002,  R)
220
The Transporter 2002,  PG-13)
221
Road to Perdition 2002,  R)
222
S.W.A.T. 2003,  PG-13)
223
Dark Blue 2003,  R)
224
Bad Boys II 2003,  R)
225
The Italian Job 2003,  PG-13)
226
Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines 2003,  R)
227
The Matrix Revolutions 2003,  R)
228
The Matrix Reloaded 2003,  R)
229
Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003,  R)
230
Nicotina 2004,  R)
231
Phone Booth 2003,  R)
232
Identity 2003,  R)
233
The Recruit 2003,  PG-13)
234
Monster 2004,  R)
235
Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003,  R)
236
Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004,  R)
237
Ocean's Twelve 2004,  PG-13)
238
Oldboy 2005,  R)
239
The Bourne Supremacy 2004,  PG-13)
240
Taxi 2004,  PG-13)
241
Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands 2004,  Unrated)
242
The Punisher 2004,  R)
243
Man on Fire 2004,  R)
244
Walking Tall 2004,  PG-13)
245
Starsky & Hutch 2004,  PG-13)
246
Pusher III: I Am The Angel of Death 2005,  R)
247
Domino 2005,  R)
248
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 2005,  R)
249
The Dukes of Hazzard 2005,  PG-13)
250
Syriana 2005,  R)
251
Assault on Precinct 13 2005,  R)
252
A Bittersweet Life (Dalkomhan insaeng) 2005,  Unrated)
253
A History of Violence 2005,  R)
254
Four Brothers 2005,  R)
255
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005,  PG-13)
256
Unleashed (Danny the Dog) 2005,  R)
257
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 2005,  R)
258
Lord of War 2005,  R)
259
Be Cool 2005,  PG-13)
260
Mission: Impossible III 2006,  PG-13)
261
Crank 2006,  R)
262
The Departed 2006,  R)
263
Inside Man 2006,  R)
264
Lucky Number Slevin 2006,  R)
265
The Black Dahlia 2006,  R)
266
Alpha Dog 2007,  R)
267
Yakuza the Graveyard (Yakuza no hakaba: Kuchinashi no hana) 2001,  Unrated)
268
Enter the Dragon 2006,  Unrated)
269
Miami Vice 2006,  R)
270
Running Scared 2006,  R)
271
Live Free or Die Hard 2007,  PG-13)
272
Rush Hour 3 2007,  PG-13)
273
Smokin' Aces 2007,  R)
274
Mr. Brooks 2007,  R)
275
No Country for Old Men 2007,  R)
276
Eastern Promises 2007,  R)
277
Shoot 'Em Up 2007,  R)
278
Hitman 2007,  R)
279
Ocean's Thirteen 2007,  PG-13)
280
The Lookout 2007,  R)
281
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 2010,  R)
282
Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort) 2010,  R)
283
Zodiac 2007,  R)
284
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007,  PG-13)
285
Death Sentence 2007,  R)
286
We Own the Night 2007,  R)
287
The Brave One 2007,  R)
288
Gomorrah (Gomorra) 2008,  Unrated)
289
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) 2008,  R)
290
Taken 2009,  PG-13)
291
In Bruges 2008,  R)
292
American Gangster 2007,  R)
293
Shooter 2007,  R)
294
Street Kings 2008,  R)
295
Quantum of Solace 2008,  PG-13)
296
Vantage Point 2008,  PG-13)
297
RocknRolla 2008,  R)
298
Wanted 2008,  R)
299
Death Race 2008,  R)
300
Gran Torino 2009,  R)
301
Pride and Glory 2008,  R)
302
Max Payne 2008,  PG-13)
303
The Brothers Bloom 2009,  PG-13)
304
Rambo (Rambo IV) 2008,  R)
305
Sherlock Holmes 2009,  PG-13)
306
Terminator Salvation 2009,  PG-13)
307
Cell 211 (Celda 211) 2009,  Unrated)
308
Public Enemies 2009,  R)
309
A Prophet (Un prophete) 2010,  R)
310
Gamer 2009,  R)
311
The International 2009,  R)
312
State of Play 2009,  PG-13)
313
Inception 2010,  PG-13)
314
The American 2010,  R)
315
Knight & Day 2010,  PG-13)
Knight & Day
Watching the trailer, I thought it was the "Shoot em up" kind of stuff, but it's more the one man show a la Mission Impossible...
Watchable, maybe it has too much downtimes for an action movie; and no real enemy capable of dealing with the hero. It also lacks on the comedy side.
Some sequence is rather memorable, because it tries someway to overcome commonplaces.
Not too bad.
316
The Town 2010,  R)
317
Machete 2010,  R)
318
Fair Game 2010,  PG-13)
319
Cop Out 2010,  R)
320
Edge of Darkness 2010,  R)
321
The Expendables 2010,  R)
322
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2011,  PG-13)
323
Beverly Hills Cop IV 2012,  R)
324
RoboCop 2014,  PG-13)
325
Nikita (La Femme Nikita) 1990,  R)
326
Fargo 1996,  R)
327
Chain Reaction 1996,  PG-13)
328
Outrage 2011,  R)
329
Brother 2001,  R)
330
Sonatine 1993,  R)
331
Fireworks (Hana-bi) 1997,  R)
332
Gonin (The Five) 1995,  Unrated)
333
Violent Cop (Sono otoko, ky˘b˘ ni tsuki) 1989,  Unrated)
334
Fong juk (Exiled) 2006,  R)
335
Election (Hak se wui) 2005,  Unrated)
336
Gung ju fuk sau gei (Beyond our Ken) 2004,  Unrated)
337
Daai si gin (Breaking News) 2006,  Unrated)
338
A Hero Never Dies 1998,  R)
339
Cheung fo (The Mission) 2000,  Unrated)
340
The A-Team 2010,  PG-13)
341
Iron Man 2008,  PG-13)
342
The Losers 2010,  PG-13)
343
Red 2010,  PG-13)
344
Sneakers 1992,  PG-13)
345
Spy Game 2001,  R)
346
Three Days of the Condor 1975,  R)
347
Point Break 1991,  R)
348
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia 1974,  R)
349
Blow 2001,  R)
350
Doomsday 2008,  R)
351
XXX 2002,  PG-13)
352
Repo Men 2010,  R)
353
The Replacement Killers 1998,  R)
354
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) 2010,  R)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)
Second round of the Millennium saga of Stieg Larsson.

This time you lose the mistery, but the plot it is still centered on the disfunctional families, and some little trick of the hackers, but this time it it is more austere, and it's linked to the uncanny and supernatural, and inspired by the fantasy universe (Frankenstein, The Crow, Two-Face), so that the nice character of Lisbeth Salander comes out weakened, while the brands that are advertised emerge (machinsosh, sony vaio, etc).

The incessant rhythm of the film is always good, and resembles a little the Bourne series, as well as good actors, but it does take itself too seriously, becoming very similar to B serials , passing on TV

Some things that bring some concerns:
- the father-daughter relationship is not played in an emotional way, besides the fact that we don't know much about their past;
- Lisbeth that save herself coming out of the tomb where she was buried alive and has the strenght for the last ax duel;
- Lisbeth's half-brother, is invincible besides sounding like a caricature of the 80s wrestlers.
355
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 2010,  R)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Certainly, it is simplistic, how it is portrayed the easily win of a ordinary girl against part of estabilishment (also because this way it's like to save the rest, cataloging the culprits as rotten apples, while it's the whole tree which is rotten).

However, this third chapter seems to me the most complete of the saga Millennium -although they contain large gaps- because it more boldly describes how society overrides the most defenseless people, without leaving the slightest way to defend themselves.

The plot is quite interesting as well as intelligent, even if it does repeat often what was said in previous films, but perhaps the biggest problem is the villains who are either too old or too dull, and do not keep up with their power (it's still a conspiracy we're talking about...!).

The other problem that's quite important is the relationship between Noomi Raptor and Michael Nyqvist, which is just touched on in the final scene: the two are simply on the verge of resolving their relationship for the duration of the film.
Not even the character of Lisbeth (always Noomi Raptor) has a lot of space, as it was instead in the first chapter.

Another problem is style: the choice is definitely to limit the action as much as possible, unlike the earlier film, which was the most lively, and make the story through the atonement of the sins of the protagonist, but this happens again without finding anything too much original or that departs from the television action series, or the classic courtroom drama.

The most important merit -apart from the courage- it is certainly stimulating reading the books by Stieg Larsson, a true literary event in Europe as worldwide.
356
Midnight Run 1988,  R)
357
Salvatore Giuliano 1962,  Unrated)
358
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day 2009,  R)
359
The Boondock Saints 1999,  R)
360
On the Waterfront 1954,  Unrated)
361
Unknown 2011,  PG-13)
362
Casino Royale 2006,  PG-13)
Casino Royale
The main problem, among a myriad of problems, it is clearly that this film (just like any other film produced today), lacks of the classic spy movie or even previous bond films atmosphere, and it seems it could really be any action movie, with no real distinguishing features.
And you can't certainly blame the cast, who defends itself well.
While I would still have chosen Clive Owen (Craig definitely has a butcher face) Daniel is not entirely a bad actor, and he is cut out for this kind of movies.
The other stuff that emerge are naturally that this film is totally impersonal under the artistic point of view (do we need to mention the screenplay? :D), and above all (what is worst) that it is almost cold, with no moment of warmth.

Recommended only for those who can't live without action movies
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Taxi 1998,  Unrated)
364
The Ladykillers 1955,  Unrated)
365
Collateral 2004,  R)
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Blood Simple 1984,  R)

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