My ever expanding DVD Collection

by 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

65 Metascore

The events leading up to an 11:14 p.m. car crash, from five very different perspectives.

Director: Greg Marcks | Stars: Henry Thomas, Colin Hanks, Ben Foster, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 43,407

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.

Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Valeria Golino

Votes: 15,836

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

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Victoria Abril, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir

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

35 Metascore

Cruella DeVil gets out of prison and goes after the puppies once more.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans

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

57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

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

42 Metascore

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.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

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

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

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

70 Metascore

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Danny Huston

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

47 Metascore

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.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Brian Kerwin

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.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana

Votes: 17,227

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

52 Metascore

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

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

21 Metascore

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

Director: Demian Lichtenstein | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater

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 »

Director: Marian Quinn | Stars: Ailish McCarthy, Sophie Jo Wasson, Orla Long, Riona Smith

Votes: 353

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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 48,549

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

73 Metascore

Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco

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

47 Metascore

A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.

Director: Malcolm Venville | Stars: Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 6,405

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

62 Metascore

Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Stéphane Freiss, Françoise Fabian, Michael Lonsdale

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.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean De Baer

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.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

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 »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Briers, Barbara Ferris

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.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips

Votes: 4,697

1932 film version of Ernest Hemmingway's novel.

22. A Few Good Men (1992)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

62 Metascore

Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 222,139 | Gross: $141.34M

You can't handle the truth!

23. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime

80 Metascore

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Directors: Charles Crichton, John Cleese | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

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

65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

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

67 Metascore

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.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

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

67 Metascore

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna

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

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet

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

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

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

81 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Fred Melamed

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

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Brent Briscoe

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

77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

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

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

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

62 Metascore

A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

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.

Director: Conor McPherson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dylan Moran, Michael Gambon, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,639

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.