Direct to Video Movies That Are Actually Great

by Kodi-Lists | created - 02 Oct 2017 | updated - 07 Jan 2018 | Public

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1. Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.

Director: Phil Tippett | Stars: Billy Brown, Richard Burgi, Kelly Carlson, Cy Carter

Votes: 21,030

2. American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Music

Matt Stifler wants to be just like his big bro, making porn movies and having a good time in college. After sabotaging the school band, he gets sent to band camp where he really doesn't like it at first but then learns how to deal with the bandeez.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Eugene Levy, Tad Hilgenbrink, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Earles

Votes: 64,654

3. Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Fantasy

A young knight and a dragon named Drago, whose lives there now share with one heart, joins forces to protect a nest filled with dragon eggs from an evil sorcerer and undo a curse placed on Drago as well.

Director: Colin Teague | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Julian Morris, Tamzin Merchant, Jassa Ahluwalia

Votes: 2,967

4. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.

Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Michael Parks, Temuera Morrison, Rebecca Gayheart

Votes: 10,449

5. The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995 Video)

G | 71 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

When a sudden shortage of water threatens all life in the great valley, The gang of young dinosaur must cooperate with a group of bullies to make a risky journey outside the valley and find the cause.

Director: Roy Allen Smith | Stars: Scott McAfee, Candace Hutson, Heather Hogan, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 5,220

6. Ernest in the Army (1998)

PG | 85 min | Family, Comedy

Ernest joins the Army reserves so he can drive the bigrigs, but ends up being sent into combat!

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Hayley Tyson, David Müller, Christo Davids

Votes: 2,106

7. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Heidi Marnhout

Votes: 6,148

8. The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog retell the story of The Lion King (1994) from their own perspective.

Director: Bradley Raymond | Stars: Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Julie Kavner, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 34,188

9. Curse of Chucky (2013)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, Danielle Bisutti

Votes: 31,533

10. An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000 Video)

G | 79 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Max goes to college, but to his embarassment his father loses his job and goes to his son's campus.

Director: Douglas McCarthy | Stars: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings

Votes: 8,701

11. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.

Director: S.S. Wilson | Stars: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross

Votes: 24,058

12. Black Dynamite (2009)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy

65 Metascore

Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man, it's up to him to find justice.

Director: Scott Sanders | Stars: Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Phyllis Applegate

Votes: 43,578 | Gross: $0.23M

13. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 75,204

14. Free Enterprise (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

Two less than successful film producers, approaching mid-life crisis and clinging to their nerdy sci-fi obsessions, suddenly meet their idol: William Shatner.

Director: Robert Meyer Burnett | Stars: Rafer Weigel, Eric McCormack, William Shatner, Carl Bressler

Votes: 3,051 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Unthinkable (2010)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Sheen, Stephen Root

Votes: 80,818

16. Frozen (I) (2010)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, Ed Ackerman

Votes: 63,313 | Gross: $0.24M

17. The Wrong Guy (1997)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Thriller

After his boss is murdered, Nelson is on the run for fear of prosecution. He hides out in a small town to avoid the police, which should be easy because they know he didn't do it and they aren't looking for him.

Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Dave Foley, David Anthony Higgins, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Flaherty

Votes: 3,174

18. Stretch (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, James Badge Dale, Brooklyn Decker

Votes: 27,624

19. Defendor (2009)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as "Defendor", combs the city streets at night, in search of his archenemy, Captain Industry.

Director: Peter Stebbings | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh, Elias Koteas

Votes: 34,498 | Gross: $0.04M

20. Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)

R | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Neal Oliver, a very confused young man and an artist (played by James Marsden) takes a journey of a lifetime on a highway I60 that doesn't exist on any of the maps, going to the places he never even heard of, searching for an answer and his dreamgirl.

Director: Bob Gale | Stars: James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Kurt Russell, Matthew Edison

Votes: 28,046

21. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

44 Metascore

Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Votes: 218,967 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Snowpiercer (2013)

R | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

Votes: 248,969 | Gross: $4.56M

23. Chaos (II) (2005)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe, Wesley Snipes, Henry Czerny

Votes: 49,314

24. Dead Fish (2005)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

Traitors, killers and lovers collide in London.

Director: Charley Stadler | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Gary Oldman, Anouska Bolton Lee, Cassandra Bell

Votes: 3,179

25. The Exonerated (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 403

26. Havoc (2005)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama

Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Shiri Appleby, Michael Biehn

Votes: 17,596

27. Empire of the Wolves (2005)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A disgraced policeman helps a young detective to hunt down a serial killer who targets Turkish women in Paris.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Jean Reno, Arly Jover, Jocelyn Quivrin, Laura Morante

Votes: 10,708

28. Missing in America (2005)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, War

A haunted Vietnam veteran (Danny Glover), living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member (... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Savage Dockterman | Stars: Danny Glover, Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton, Zoe Weizenbaum

Votes: 1,420

29. The Myth (2005)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Archeologist Jack keeps having reoccurring dreams of a past life, where he is the great General Meng Yi, who is sworn to protect a Korean Princess named Ok-Soo. Jack decides to go investigate everything with his friend William.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Bing Shao, Jackie Chan, Weixing Yao, Jianzhong Zhang

Votes: 13,565

30. Creep (I) (2004)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood, Ken Campbell

Votes: 26,790

31. Dead Birds (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Nicki Aycox, Michael Shannon

Votes: 9,325

32. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Fantasy

An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in the Philippines begin to haunt him.

Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 5,497

33. The Goodbye Girl (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy

Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Patricia Heaton, Hallie Eisenberg, Lynda Boyd

Votes: 1,141

34. Gracie's Choice (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama

A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Kristen Bell, Diane Ladd, Shedrack Anderson III, Anne Heche

Votes: 2,932

35. The I Inside (2004)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An amnesiac discovers himself leaping through time between 2000 and 2002 as his past returns to him.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley, Piper Perabo, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 10,073

36. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow

Votes: 14,087

37. The Life: What's Your Pleasure? (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

26 Metascore

An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.

Director: María Lidón | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Denise Richards, Joaquim de Almeida, María Jiménez

Votes: 1,570

38. Mulan 2: The Final War (2004 Video)

G | 79 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

While preparing for their wedding, Shang and Mulan are suddenly sent off on a secret mission. Mushu starts to meddle, and a surprise attack by Mongolians doesn't help either.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Lynne Southerland | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu

Votes: 19,638

39. My Tiny Universe (2004)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

In "my tiny universe", a dark comedy, Bobby Devillin is one of the biggest producers in Hollywood, making a string of big-budget action films during the last two decades. But his personal ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucy Phillips, Glen Scantlebury | Stars: Andy Comeau, John Heard, Debi Mazar, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 180

40. New Police Story (2004)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A hero cop accidentally leads his team into a trap from which he is the only survivor. Drowning his guilt in booze, he is eventually assigned a new younger partner who turns out to have his own secrets.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Mak Bau, Tak-Bun Wong

Votes: 23,319

41. Noise (2004)

R | 84 min | Thriller, Drama

A riveting psychological drama about a woman (Trish Goff) trying to piece her life back together whose problems escalate when she confronts her mysterious upstairs neighbor (Ally Sheedy).

Director: Tony Spiridakis | Stars: Julia Barnett, Trish Goff, Ted Bardy, Sarah Bloom

Votes: 530

42. Puerto Vallarta Squeeze (2004)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An American government hitman on the run, makes a pact with two travellers to help him disappear into the Mexican jungle.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Scott Glenn, Craig Wasson, Giovanna Zacarías, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 869

43. Red Dust (2004)

R | 110 min | Drama

Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo's friend who was arrested along with him ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Jamie Bartlett, Hilary Swank, Ian Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 2,089

44. Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama, Crime

Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary »

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Lynn Whitfield, Lee Thompson Young, Brenden Jefferson

Votes: 2,934

45. Return to Sender (I) (2004)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, Kelly Preston, Tim Daly

Votes: 2,320

46. The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy

23 years after the release of the original Rutles documentary, famous artists, actors, and musicians speak out on how the Rutles influenced them.

Director: Eric Idle | Stars: Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Ricky Fataar, John Halsey

Votes: 395

47. Second Best (2004)

R | 86 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

Jealousy overwhelms a group of friends, particularly struggling writer Elliot, as they prepare for the homecoming of their old friend, a wildly successful L.A. producer.

Director: Eric Weber | Stars: Joe Pantoliano, Boyd Gaines, Peter Gerety, Bronson Pinchot

Votes: 381

48. Speak (2004)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama