A-C    D-K    L-S    T-Z   

The Addams Family Not Shabby   No   No Average  
Afro Samuri TAF   No   No Barely  
American Psycho TAF No   Yes Barely  
The Angry Red Planet UAR   No   No Barely  
Any Gun Can Play TAF   No   No Barely  
Army of Darkness ALO No   No Barely  
Assault on Wall Street TAF   No   No Barely  
Assignment: OuterSpace TAF   No   No Barely  
The Atomic Brain Under a Rock   No   No Barely  
Bad Country TAF No   No Barely  
Bad Lieutenant TAF   No   No Barely  
Bad Moon Under a Rock   No   No Some  
Balls of Fury Not Shabby   No   No Some  
Bell, Book, and Candle Not Shabby No   No High  
Betsy's Wedding Not Shabby No   No High  
Beyond Re-Animator Not Shabby No   Yes Barely  
Beyond the Time Barrier TAF No   No Average  
The Big Blue  At Least Once No Yes No Above Average
The Big Sleep (1946)  Not Shabby Yes No No Above Average
Big Trouble in Little China  More than Once No Yes No Average
The Black Cat At Least Once Yes Yes No Average
Black Sunday
(a.k.a. Mask of Satan)
Special No   No Some  
The Bleeding Under a Rock   No   No Very Little 
Bloodlust Under a Rock   No   No Very Little 
The Boondock Saints More than Once  No Yes No Little
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day TAF  No   No Little
Boot Hill Not Shabby  No   No Some  
Brain Damage Under a Rock No   No Very Little  
The Brain Machine TAF No   No Barely  
Bride of Re-Animator Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Bulldog Drummond Escapes TAF Yes   No Average  
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid TAF No   No Above Average  
Caddyshack ALO No Yes No Barely  
The Call of Cthulhu Special No   No Barely  
Captain Ron TAF No   No Above Average  
Casablanca   More than Once No Yes No Ultimate
The Cat o' Nine Tails TAF No   No Average  
Chicago Offensive No   Yes High  
Choke TAF No   No Average  
Citizen X At Least Once No Yes No Average  
Climate Hustle TAF No   No Barely  
The Crawling Eye Under a Rock No   No Barely  
The Creeping Terror Special No   No Barely  
Crossroads Not Shabby No   Yes Some  
Cure Not Shabby No   Yes Very Little  
Dagon Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
The Darjeeling Limited Under a Rock No   No Barely  
Dark Passage TAF Yes   No Above Average  
Dark Shadows Not Shabby No   No High  
Deadwood '76 TAF No   No Average  
The Descent TAF No   No Average  
Destination Tokyo TAF No   No Average  
Decoys UAR   No   No Barely  
Demons Under a Rock No   No Average  
Die Sister, Die TAF No   No Below Average  
Die, Monster, Die! TAF Yes   No Average  
Django Special No Yes No Barely  
D.O.A. TAF No   No Needed  
Dolls Under a Rock No   No Average  
The Doomsday Gun Not Shabby No   No Some  
Down in the Valley TAF No   No Average
Duck Soup At Least Once No Yes No Some
Duck, You Sucker Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
The Dunwich Horror Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Earth Versus the Flying Saucers Special No Yes No Barely
Eegah UAR No   No Barely
The Equalizer TAF   No   No Some  
Escape from New York At Least Once No Yes No Some
Evilenko Offensive No   Yes Barely  
A Fatal Glass of Beer At Least Once No Yes No Some  
Fear Not Shabby   No   No Some  
Fear in the Night TAF   Yes   No Some  
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck
Not Shabby No   No Some  
Fellini Satyricon Not Shabby   No   No Some  
The Fifth Element More than Once No   No Average
Fight Club More than Once No Yes Yes Barely
Firefly Under a Rock No   Yes Very Little
Fog Island Under a Rock Yes   No Average
Forbidden Planet Not Shabby   No   No Some  
The Fountain TAF No Yes No Above Average  
The Fountainhead At Least Once No Yes No Average  
The Friends of Eddie Coyle At Least Once No Yes No Very Little
From a Whisper to a Scream TAF No   No Some  
From Beyond Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
From Paris with Love Not Shabby No   No Average  
Genocide Under a Rock No   No Low  
The Giant Gila Monster TAF   No   No Barely  
God's Gun TAF   No   No Barely  
Goke: Body Snatcher from Hell TAF No   No Barely  
Good Against Evil Under a Rock No   No Barely  
The Great Flamarion TAF Yes   No Some  
Great Guy TAF Yes   No Average  
Grosse Pointe Blank More than Once No   No Above Average  
Grudge Match TAF   No   No Some  
Gun Crazy TAF No   No Below Average  
Hamburger Hill At Least Once No Yes No Barely  
Hard Candy TAF   No   No Barely 
Hard Times Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
The Hearse TAF No   No Some  
Hellraiser Not Shabby No   No Twisted  
High Sierra Not Shabby Yes   No Average  
A History of Violence Under a Rock No   No Barely
The Hit Not Shabby No   No Probably  
Holy Motors More than Once No   No Some  
The Hoodlum Not Shabby Yes   No Some  
Horror Express TAF No   No Average  
The Horror of Dracula At Least Once No Yes No Very Little  
Hot Fuzz Not Shabby No   No About Average  
Identity Thief TAF No   No Barely 
Igby Goes Down Not Shabby No   No Above Average  
Inception TAF No   No Some  
The Incredible Petrified World UAR No   No Very Little  
Infernal Affairs Not Shabby  No   No Some  
Invasion of the Bee Girls TAF No   No Barely  
In the Mouth of Madness Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Invaders from Mars TAF No   No Some  
Iron Man 2 TAF No   No Some  
The Italian Job (1969) TAF No   No Barely  
Jacob's Ladder At Least Once No Yes No Very Little  
John Wick Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Kansas City Confidential TAF Yes   No Average  
Kelly's Heroes At Least Once No Yes No Barely  
The Kennel Murder Case Not Shabby Yes   No Some  
The Killer At Least Once No   No Barely  
Killers from Space UAR No   No Barely  
King of New York Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Kong Island UAR No   No Barely  
Lady in the Lake TAF No   No Barely  
Lady Vengeance Not Shabby No   No Average  
Land of the Minotaur TAF No   No Needed  
Laser Mission Under a Rock No   No Very Little  
The Last Boy Scout TAF No   No Barely  
Last Man Standing Under a Rock No   No Very Little  
The Last Man on Earth Not Shabby No   No Some  
The Last Woman on Earth Under a Rock No   No Some  
To Live and Die in L.A. At Least Once No   No Average  
The Living Skeleton TAF No   No Some  
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra TAF No   No Barely  
M At Least Once No Yes No Barely  
Madmen of Mandoras Under a Rock No   No Barely  
The Man from Planet X TAF No   No Barely  
Man with the Screaming Brain Under a Rock No   No Barely  
Manhunter At Least Once No   No Low  
Maniac Special No   No Barely  
Marat/Sade TAF No   No Barely  
The Mechanic (1972) Not Shabby No   No Below Average  
Memorial Valley Massacre Under a Rock No   No Barely  
Mesa of Lost Women Under a Rock No   No Barely  
Messiah of Evil TAF No   Yes Below Average  
The Middleman MTO   No   No Average  
Midnight Run MTO No   No Below Average 
Monuments Men Under a Rock No   No Above Average  
Moon of the Wolf Under a Rock No   No Barely  
A Most Wanted Man TAF No   No Below Average  
Murder at Midnight Under a Rock No   No Needed  
Murder My Sweet At Least Once No   No Low  
My Blue Heaven MTO   No Yes No Average 
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done TAF   No   No Barely 
Mystery, Alaska Under a Rock No   No Above Average  
The Naked Kiss Not Shabby Yes   No Some  
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Not Shabby Yes   No Barely  
New Rose Hotel TAF No   No Barely  
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave TAF   No   No Some  
Nick Of Time TAF   No   No Some  
Night Fright Under a Rock No   No Barely  
The Night of the Generals ALO No Yes No Some  
No Country for Old Men Not Shabby No   No Barely  
North By Northwest Not Shabby   No   No Above average  
The November Man TAF No   No Below Average  
Ocean's Twelve Offensive No   No Average  
O Lucky Man! Special No Yes No Some  
O.C. and Stiggs Special No No No Very Little  
The Old Fashioned Way TAF Yes   No Some  
Oldboy Not Shabby No   No Barely  
Pan's Labyrinth Not Shabby No   No Some  
Parents TAF No   No Barely  
Paycheck Special No   No Some  
The Pay-Off TAF No   No Some  
The Petrified Forest TAF No   No Average  
Phantasm IV: Oblivion Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Phantom from Space Under a Rock   No   No Barely  
PhaseIV (1974) Not Shabby   No   No Barely 
Pit and the Pendulum TAF No   No Very Little  
Pitch Black Not Shabby No   No Some  
Plastic Bag Not Shabby   No   No Some  
Play It Again, Sam MTO No Yes No Pretty High  
Prehistoric Women Under a Rock   No   No Very Little 
The Prestige Not Shabby   No   No Average  
Prime Cut TAF  No   No Barely  
Prince of Darkness Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Quicksand TAF Yes   No Average  
The Raven Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Re-Animator Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
RED MTO No   No Average  
RED 2 Offensive No   No Very Little  
The Red House TAF Yes   No Some  
Redemption TAF No   No Some  
Red Zone Cuba
(a.k.a. Night Train to Mundo Fine)
Special No Yes No Barely  
Reservoir Dogs At Least Once No Yes No Barely  
Repo Man TAF No   Yes Very Little  
Revolver TAF No   Yes Very Little  
Return to Oz Not Shabby No   No Average  
R.I.P.D, TAF   No   No Average  
Robot Monster UAR No   No Some  
RockNRolla Not Shabby No   No Some  
Rollerball (1975) ALO No   No Barely  
Run, Fatboy, Run Not Shabby No   No Above Average  
Run Lola Run TAF No   No Above Average  
Sabrina Not Shabby No   No Above Average  
St. Vincent TAF No   No Average  
Scarlet Street TAF Yes   No Average  
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Not Shabby No   No Average  
Serenity Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
The She Beast TAF No   No Below Average  
Shutter Island TAF No   No Some
16 Blocks Not Shabby   No   No Very Little  
Sixteen Candles Not Shabby   No   No Above Average  
Slap Shot More than Once No Yes No Some
A Snake of June TAF No   No Some  
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut   Not Shabby No   Yes Very Little  
Space Truckers   Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Spider Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
The Stranger   Not Shabby Yes   Yes Average  
The Strange Woman   Not Shabby Yes   No High  
Suck Not Shabby No   No Some  
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance TAF No   Yes Very Little 
Taken Not Shabby No   No Very little  
Tales of Terror Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Ten Minutes to Live TAF Yes   No Very Little  
Target Earth UAR Yes   No Very Little  
Terrified Under a Rock No   No Very Little  
Tetsuo: The Iron Man Not Shabby No Yes No Very Little  
There Will Be Blood Not Shabby No Yes No Very Little  
They Came from Beyond Space TAF No   No Very Little
They Drive by Night Not Shabby Yes   No Average  
They Live TAF No   No Very Little
The Thing (1951) ALO No   No Some  
The Thing (1982) Not Shabby No   No Very Little  
Thin Ice TAF No   No Very Little  
The Third Man At Least Once No Yes No Average
This is Spinal Tap More than Once No Yes No Average
The Time Travelers Under a Rock No   No Very Little  
3:10 to Yuma Under a Rock No   No Average  
To Have and Have Not Not Shabby   No   No High 
Too Late for Tears TAF Yes   No Average  
El Topo TAF Maybe   No Some  
Topper Returns TAF Yes   No Average  
Trance NotShabby No   No Some  
The Transporter TAF No   No Very little  
Trapped Under a Rock No   No Needed  
Tropic Thunder TAF No   No Some  
2001: A Space Odyssey At Least Once No   No Very Little  
U571 Offensive No   No Very Little  
Ultraviolet Not Shabby No   No Average  
Velvet Goldmine Offensive No   No Average
Vertigo TAF   No   No Average  
Village of the Damned (1995) TAF No   No Very Little
Visitor Q UAR No   No Barely
The War of the Worlds (1953) ALO Yes Yes Yes Barely  
The Wasp Woman TAF No   No Very Little
We're No Angels - 1955 Not Shabby  No   No Average  
The Whole Nine Yards Not Shabby No   No Above Average  
The Wild Bunch More than Once No Yes No Very Little  
Witchfinder General Not Shabby No   No Above Average  
Wolfen Not Shabby No   No Some  
The Woods Not Shabby No   No Above Average  
The World's End Not Shabby  No   No Average  
The X from Outer Space Under a Rock No   No Very Little  
Yojimbo At Least Once No Yes No Average  

 


What the Column Titles Mean

Movie Name -
The title of the film and a link to where it's described on this site.
Category -
How the film fits into my "big picture" of all films that I've seen. Categories include:
"MTO" which means "More than Once" and includes films that are worth watching multiple times for the fun of it.
"ALO" - "At Least Once" and is for films that may not be exciting enough to be seen over and over again but should still be seen at least once for some special reason.
"Not Shabby" films are flawed in some way but are not so bad that you'd rather watch grass grow.
"TAF" which means "Torn and Frayed" or "Shabby" and flawed in some major way.
"Special" Special interest films are not for everyone. Most are so bad that if not for that "something special", they'd be basement dwellers.
"UAR" - "Under a Rock" films are simply bad but at least someone tried.
"Offensive" movies are insultingly bad and should not be allowed out into the light of day.
Moldy Oldie -
These belong to a special time. Oh, there are some good old movies, but unless you have a soft spot for black and white melodrama, you might not like those with this stigma. There are some decent film noir flicks in this category though.
Must Watch -
Everyone should see this movie at least once. Every guy has to see it!
Extras -
These are extra comments and means that I've added a little something. Usually it's just a link to a diatribe but sometimes it's an analysis that requires a spoiler to make a point.
CF Potential -
"Chick Flick Potential " can be interpreted to mean, "If I watched this with a female, what might her interest level be, chick-speaking-wise, that is?" There are some women who like to watch movies for the same reasons that men do. This column only partially pertains to that rare and welcome sorority.

Direct Links by Category

Should be Seen at Least Once
Worth Seeing More than Once
Not too Shabby
Threadbare
Just Plain Bad
So Bad, They're Insulting
Special Interest or Special Mood

My List of Favorite Weird Ones

Here's my top ten list of oddball movies rated according to weirdness factor. Weirdies


A Little Diatribe on "Chick Flicks"

Everyone knows what a CF is, it's a movie that a guy doesn't want to watch. It's not necessarily a romance, because a guy will watch a good romance.

No, CFs are all about men being shown the error of their ways by women.

Here're some categories of CFs that guys cringe at...

Here're some categories of CFs that guys don't mind...