My ever expanding DVD Collectionby arthurdaley69 | created - 21 Oct 2011 | updated - 11 May 2015 | Public
Hi, My name is Andy and I am a 'serial DVD collector'........
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1. 11:14 (2003)
R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The events leading up to an 11:14 p.m. car crash, from five very different perspectives.
The events leading up to an 11:14 PM car crash, from five very different perspectives.
2. 36th Precinct (2004)
Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
2 cops are promised by the retiring chief of the Paris police that the one, getting the violent gang robbing armored trucks, will get his job. The 2 will do whatever it takes to get the promotion, even if it means breaking the law.
Two Paris based detectives try to bring down an armed gang in their own different ways.
3. 101 Reykjavík (2000)
Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
Will the 30 y.o. Hlynur ever move out of his mother's apartment in Reykjavík? Social welfare keeps him passive but things change when his mother's Spanish friend, Lola, arrives and stays through Xmas and New Year's Eve.
Votes: 9,136 | Gross: $0.01M
A "coming of age story" where a thirty year old man has to face up to real adult issues for the first time.
4. 102 Dalmatians (2000)
G | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Cruella DeVil gets out of prison and goes after the puppies once more.
Votes: 33,101 | Gross: $66.96M
Cruella De Vil is released from prison apparently a changed woman. How long will it last?
5. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.
Votes: 156,491 | Gross: $57.23M
Another take on the 'body swap' theme in which a 13 year old girl wakes up the one day as a 30 year old woman.
6. The 13th Warrior (1999)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History
A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.
Votes: 112,854 | Gross: $32.70M
The story of Ibn Fahdlan (Antonio Banderas), a refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Bagdaad, who encounters a band of Viking warriors on their journey to barbaric North.
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 567,591 | Gross: $56.95M
Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.
8. 21 Grams (2003)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.
Votes: 217,201 | Gross: $16.25M
Three characters whose lives become interlocked with one another.
9. 27 Dresses (2008)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.
Votes: 148,515 | Gross: $76.81M
Katherine Heigl is 27 times a bridesmaid but never the bride. Now she faces up to standing at her sister's side as she marries the man she secretly loves.
10. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.
Just as in 'High Noon' a man is left alone to deal with a deadly gang as he escorts a dangerous criminal.
11. 300 (2006)
R | 117 min | Action, Drama
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
Votes: 709,327 | Gross: $210.61M
King Leonidas (Gerald Butler) and a force of a mere 300 men fight the mighty Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
12. 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
R | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.
Votes: 42,602 | Gross: $15.74M
A criminal gang dress as Elvis impersonators and go to Vegas and rob a casino.
13. 32A (2007)
89 min | Drama
This story is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman. We open with our heroine, Maeve, putting on her new snow white bra, and ... See full summary »
A 13-year-old girl with a mini obsession about bra sizes abandons her closest friends when she starts dating a much older boy. Irish made.
14. The 39 Steps (1935)
Not Rated | 86 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
An early Hitchcock classic. Simple story with what would become recurring themes for the master - an innocent man witnesses murder, goes on the run, meets up with gorgeous girl, gets betrayed, goes on the run again, and finally tries to expose the baddies.
15. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.
Votes: 376,465 | Gross: $109.45M
There is a 40yr old guy (Steve Carell) and he has not yet had sex. He inadvertently reveals this to his co-workers and they take his 'condition' up as a challenge.
16. 44 Inch Chest (2009)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama
A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.
Winstone is a tough guy but he breaks down when his wife leaves him for another man. A lot of wasted talent in this one.
17. 5x2 (2004)
R | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man.
Votes: 8,623 | Gross: $0.13M
The love of a French couple Marion and Gilles is disclosed backwards through five pivotal moments.
18. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
Votes: 7,497 | Gross: $1.08M
A feisty but struggling all-American New Yorker (Bancroft) discovers a bookshop in London that has the kinds of books otherwise unavailable to her in the US. The film is told via correspondence between her and a bookshop employee (Hopkins). Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins are excellent.
19. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.
Votes: 48,982 | Gross: $50.80M
WWII film follows British, American and Polish soldiers attempting to capture key bridges behind Nazi lines.
20. A Chorus of Disapproval (1989)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes... See full summary »
Votes: 706 | Gross: $0.22M
Cosy and even sentimental occasionally but can also show a too-close-to-the-bone portrayal of provincial English life.
21. A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War
An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I.
1932 film version of Ernest Hemmingway's novel.
22. A Few Good Men (1992)
R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller
Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.
Votes: 222,139 | Gross: $141.34M
You can't handle the truth!
23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
Votes: 125,910 | Gross: $63.49M
Comedy heist / caper movie. After robbing valuable haul of diamonds, the robbers try to double-cross each other.
24. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
R | 99 min | Drama, Western
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
Votes: 185,387 | Gross: $14.50M
The first of Sergio Leone's famous spaghetti western trilogy.
25. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.
Votes: 24,373 | Gross: $0.52M
Queens, New York, 1986. Sometimes the only way forward, is back.
26. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 87,278 | Gross: $107.53M
Set at the start of World War 2, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell are among those recruited to the first professional baseball league for women. Tom Hanks is pretty good as a washed up boozy coach.
27. A Perfect Murder (1998)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A wealthy Wall Street speculator discovers that his wife has a lover. He investigates him and uses the carrot and stick to make him murder his wife. Planned to detail, it seems like a perfect murder.
Votes: 75,668 | Gross: $67.64M
This 1998 thriller about a love triangle that turns murderous was based on Frederick Knott's play "Dial M For Murder" (which was also the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's movie of the same name).
28. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.
Votes: 21,353 | Gross: $20.34M
"A Prairie Home Companion", hosted by humorist Garrison Keillor, is a down home radio variety show recorded and performed live in front of an audience in a theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. The movie focuses on the last show they recorded.
29. A Serious Man (2009)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.
Votes: 126,215 | Gross: $9.19M
Jewish physics lecturer Larry Gopnik is a serious man.
30. A Simple Plan (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.
Votes: 60,216 | Gross: $16.31M
Three diverse characters - 2 'chalk and cheese' brothers and his brothers mate find a deserted plane with a bag full of millions of dollars inside. They devise a simple plan to keep the money if no-one claims it.
31. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 101,993 | Gross: $9.17M
An English professor (Colin Firth) works at an L.A. college and is finding it difficult to cope with life.
32. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.
Votes: 69,204 | Gross: $6.17M
Sometimes harrowing depiction of WWI but a glorious love story all the same. Fantastic camera work.
33. The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 | 171 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Votes: 155,944 | Gross: $54.46M
An American nuclear submarine encounters an alien species.
34. The Actors (2003)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime
Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people to whom he owes money.
In essence this film involves two actors (Michael Caine & Dylan Moran) trying to con a gangster (Michael Gambon) with a bit of eye candy (Lena Headey) thrown in to liven up proceedings.
35. Adam at Six A.M. (1970)
R | 100 min | Drama