Favorite Movies (2018)

by thomassorngrym | created - 19 Feb 2018 | updated - 13 Jan 2019 | Public

A list of my favorite movies watched in 2018.

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1. The Lost City of Z (2016)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Major Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland

Votes: 71,423 | Gross: $8.58M

2. The House at the End of Time (2013)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Dulce is a mother of two who experiences terrifying encounters with apparitions inside her old house, a place where a tragedy occurs. Thirty years later, an elderly Dulce returns home to decipher the mystery that has tormented her for so long.

Director: Alejandro Hidalgo | Stars: Miguel Angel Pacheco, Rosmel Bustamante, Adriana Calzadilla, Simona Chirinos

Votes: 6,329

3. Santa Sangre (1989)

NC-17 | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou

Votes: 17,849

4. Savageland (2015)

80 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

When a small town near the Arizona-Mexico border is wiped out overnight, suspicion falls on the lone survivor. But a roll of photos the survivor took that night tells a different story.

Directors: Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert, David Whelan | Stars: Monica Davis, Edward L. Green, Patrick Pedraza, VaLynn Rain

Votes: 1,190

5. Leaving D.C. (2012)

77 min | Horror, Mystery

After 20 years of living in Washington, D.C., Mark Klein seeks much-needed solace by moving to the remote wilds of West Virginia. To ease his loneliness, he sends regular video updates to ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Criss | Stars: Josh Criss, Karin Crighton, Jeff Manney, Cynthia E. Jones

Votes: 740

6. Deep in the Wood (2015)

92 min | Mystery, Thriller

Winter 2010. Dolomites. Tommaso Conci, a 4 year old child, disappears during a festival where people disguised as devils, the Krampus, terrorize the village with whips and chains. Five ... See full summary »

Director: Stefano Lodovichi | Stars: Filippo Nigro, Camilla Filippi, Giovanni Vettorazzo, Teo Achille Caprio

Votes: 950

7. Patient Seven (2016)

116 min | Horror

The film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Draven, Paul Davis, Ómar Örn Hauksson, Dean Hewison, Joel Morgan, Johannes Persson, Nicholas Peterson, Erlingur Thoroddsen, Rasmus Wassberg | Stars: Michael Ironside, Jack Plotnick, Drew Fonteiro, Rane Jameson

Votes: 2,504

8. Wishmaster (1997)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror

A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.

Director: Robert Kurtzman | Stars: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund, Chris Lemmon

Votes: 18,678 | Gross: $15.72M

9. Jack's Apocalypse (2015)

80 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An addict ex-politician whose life has spiraled out of control finds redemption when challenged with keeping his sister-in-law and niece alive during the apocalypse.

Director: Will James Moore | Stars: David Maldonado, Jamie Tisdale, Tishuan Scott, Matthew James

Votes: 616

10. The Basement (I) (2015)

90 min | Horror

Two brothers must come together after several years apart, in order to solve a mystery going on inside their childhood home.

Director: Shaun Mazerall | Stars: Scott Mazerall, James O'Sullivan, Brett Gustafson, Courtland Jones

Votes: 70

11. Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis, Harrison Gilbertson

Votes: 3,116

12. Black Spot (2017– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A police chief and an eccentric new prosecutor investigate a string of grisly crimes and eerie phenomena in an isolated town at the edge of a forest.

Stars: Suliane Brahim, Hubert Delattre, Laurent Capelluto, Samuel Jouy

Votes: 5,112

13. The Dunwich Horror (2009 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

A single mother delivers a monstrous baby boy, somehow connected to a dark prophecy involving the Black Brotherhood, a book called the Necronomicon, and a demonic portal.

Director: Leigh Scott | Stars: Sarah Lieving, Griff Furst, Dean Stockwell, Jeffrey Combs

Votes: 907

14. Haunted Mansion (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of young people on retreat in a remote house find themselves haunted by a restless spirit.

Director: Jun Lana | Stars: Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel, Jerome Ponce, Janice de Belen

Votes: 77

15. Radio Free Albemuth (2010)

R | 111 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where... See full summary »

Director: John Alan Simon | Stars: Shea Whigham, Jonathan Scarfe, Michael Rothhaar, Katheryn Winnick

Votes: 1,514 | Gross: $0.01M

16. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2011–2014)
Episode: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Based on true events. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Paddy Considine, Peter Capaldi, Tom Georgeson, William Beck

Votes: 1,949

17. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher (2011–2014)
Episode: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane (2013)

TV-14 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Whicher offers to help a country lady find her niece, he's drawn into a disturbing case of murder which brings him up against wealthy and powerful figures and throws him into conflict with his former police colleagues.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Paddy Considine, Olivia Colman, James Wilson, Paul Longley

Votes: 894

18. Dark, Deadly & Dreadful (2018)

87 min | Horror

Fun Size Horror Presents "Dark, Deadly & Dreadful", an anthology of short films from Fun Size Horror's community of filmmakers. Each film explores different themes in the horror genre all ... See full summary »

Directors: Luke Jaden, Jeanne Jo, Arif Khan, Young Min Kim, Damien LeVeck, Joe Russo, Allisyn Snyder, Ben Sottak | Star: Jessee Foudray

Votes: 244

19. CONDEMNED (2015)

80 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Malcolm lost everything to the recession. To pay off his debts he needs to renovate and sell his last house fast but a dreadful secret lies entombed within its walls.

Director: J.P. Davidson | Stars: Debra Baker, Roberto Gomez Martin, Ísgerður Elfa Gunnarsdóttir, Matthew Jure

Votes: 61

20. Haunted (2017)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

After her father's death Catherine travels back to her old family estate in winter time Norway. When locals start telling stories of disappearances and possible murders, she is forced to confront her family's mysterious past.

Director: Carl Christian Raabe | Stars: Synnøve Macody Lund, Ebba Steenstrup Såheim, Ken Vedsegaard, Jorunn Kjellsby

Votes: 526

21. House of Bones (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Corin Nemec (Mansquito, SS Doomtrooper) co-stars alongside Carpenter as TV ghost hunters that enter a reportedly haunted house that may prove to be the death of them.

Director: Jeffery Scott Lando | Stars: Charisma Carpenter, Marcus Lyle Brown, Ricky Wayne, Collin Galyean

Votes: 1,596

22. Deep in the Darkness (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

A doctor and his family move to a quiet, small town. Soon he discovers the town's dark secret: A terrifying race of controlling creatures that live in the darkness in the forest behind their home.

Director: Colin Theys | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Sean Patrick Thomas, Blanche Baker, Kristen Bush

Votes: 2,465

23. The Complex (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Horror

Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Ryô Iwamatsu, Masanobu Katsumura

Votes: 981

24. The Piper (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Shortly after the Korean war, a father and a son are wandering through the country and make a stop in a remote village, where strange and dangerous happenings occur.

Director: Kim Kwang-tae | Stars: Zach Aguilar, Woo-hee Chun, Rebecca Davis, Dorah Fine

Votes: 1,065

25. The Reckoning (II) (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Paul Bettany, Marián Aguilera, Trevor Steedman

Votes: 5,586 | Gross: $0.26M

26. Sorceress (1987)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, History

A Dominican friar visits a 13th-century French village in search of heretics. Despite the opposition of the local priest and the indifference of the villagers, he finds a seemingly perfect ... See full summary »

Directors: Pamela Berger, Suzanne Schiffman | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Christine Boisson, Jean Carmet, Raoul Billerey

Votes: 194

27. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

62 Metascore

Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

Votes: 94,012 | Gross: $26.12M

28. Night of the Demons (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, Allison Barron

Votes: 12,447 | Gross: $3.11M

29. Raccoon Valley (2018 Video)

65 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A plane bearing biohazardous material crashes into a town, and a deaf woman has to navigate her way through the aftermath.

Director: Turner Clay | Stars: Terri Czapleski, Justin Ray, Nick Cafero

Votes: 322

31. Cargo (2009)

112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Dr. Laura P. takes a job on a cargo spaceship for 4 years plus 4 years back. She'll join her sister on Rhea. 44 months later, in Laura's shift, strange things happen in cargo. The crew is reanimated and the captain dies mysteriously.

Directors: Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter | Stars: Anna Katharina Schwabroh, Martin Rapold, Regula Grauwiller, Yangzom Brauen

Votes: 18,190

32. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 650,085 | Gross: $6.10M

33. Odd Thomas (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

45 Metascore

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Leonor Varela, Matthew Page

Votes: 45,143

34. Apparitions (2008)

Action, Drama, Horror

Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Rick Warden, Siobhan Finneran, John Shrapnel

Votes: 1,480

35. Dog Soldiers (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 53,047

36. Devil (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green

Votes: 124,880 | Gross: $33.58M

37. Split Second (1992)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Horror

In a flooded future London, Detective Harley Stone hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner, and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human.

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan, Michael J. Pollard

Votes: 11,217 | Gross: $5.43M

38. Chiller (1995– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Chiller is a 5-episode horror/fantasy anthology series originally shown erratically in the UK on ITV. The stories each involve, to some extent, the supernatural, and feature lead actors ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Havers, Phyllis Logan, Kevin McNally, John Simm

Votes: 170

39. Abattoir (2016)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

40 Metascore

An investigative reporter teams up with a police officer to solve the mystery of why a seemingly good man murdered her sister's family.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye, Dayton Callie

Votes: 3,527

40. Tideland (2005)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

26 Metascore

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly, Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer

Votes: 30,773 | Gross: $0.07M

41. The People Across the Lake (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

A city-slicker family, tired of the urban grime and crime, moves to a quaint little lakeside village. All seems like paradise - until corpses start showing up in the water. Will the family be the new victims?

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Valerie Harper, Gerald McRaney, Barry Corbin, Tammy Lauren

Votes: 387

42. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

75 Metascore

In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 45,945 | Gross: $2.44M

43. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor, Michael Dorman

Votes: 94,592

44. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 49,308 | Gross: $25.00M

45. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 5,305 | Gross: $8.00M