Recommended To Me

by eitanrosenberg | created - 19 Apr 2018 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

This is a list of movies, TV shows, and the like that others have recommended to me over the years.

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1. No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

68 Metascore

In the 1970s Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD and his outspoken style courted conflict and controversy, but his latter years were spent helping others recover from addiction. No No: A ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Radice | Stars: Larry Demery, Dock Ellis, Ron Howard

Votes: 1,375

2. Women Aren't Funny (2014)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian Bonnie McFarlane dons her investigative journalist's hat to find out once and for all if women are funny and report her unbiased findings in what some are calling the most important documentary of our generation.

Director: Bonnie McFarlane | Stars: Maria Bamford, Adam Carolla, Anthony Cumia, Susie Essman

Votes: 451

3. Grandpa's Still in the Tuff Shed (2003)

60 min | Documentary

Award winning documentary filmmakers, Robin, Kathy and Shelly Beeck, with the help of filmmaker Michael Moore, have spent the last five years filming a 60-minute feature-length documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Beeck | Star: The Puzzled Townsfolk of Nederland Colorado

Votes: 5

4. Don't Breathe (2016)

R | 88 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

Votes: 194,076 | Gross: $89.22M

5. The Big Year (2011)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

53 Metascore

Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Steve Martin, John Cleese

Votes: 39,911 | Gross: $7.20M

6. The History of Comedy (2017– )

Documentary, Comedy, History

Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

Stars: Kliph Nesteroff, Robert B. Weide, Elayne Boosler, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 262

8. I'm Dying Up Here (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

The series is based on William Knoedelseder's book of the same name.

Stars: Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke

Votes: 2,783

9. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 43,296 | Gross: $2.40M

10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 491,160 | Gross: $532.18M

11. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

85 Metascore

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 478,532 | Gross: $620.18M

12. Gypsy (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Thriller

Therapist Jean Holloway becomes too immersed in the lives of her patients.

Stars: Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson, Karl Glusman

Votes: 12,250

13. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 327,732 | Gross: $188.02M

14. Raw Meat (1972)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror

When a government official disappears in the London tunnels, after several reports of missing people in the same location, Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously, along with a couple who stumble into a victim by accident.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney

Votes: 3,404

15. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Abdelaziz Alhamza, Mohamad Almusari, Hamoud Almousa, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi

Votes: 3,051 | Gross: $0.13M

16. The Lost City of Z (2016)

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

78 Metascore

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. 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: 69,019 | Gross: $8.58M

17. The Nineties (2017)

60 min | Documentary

A TV documentary miniseries chronicling the trends, pop culture, and important events that took place from 1990 to 1999.

Stars: Dan Rather, Gil Troy, Nelson George, Renee Graham

Votes: 787

18. Spellbound (1945)

Approved | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 39,993 | Gross: $7.00M

19. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

77 Metascore

A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 84,863 | Gross: $79.57M

20. Doctor Strange (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

72 Metascore

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Votes: 537,109 | Gross: $232.64M

21. White Lightning (1973)

PG | 101 min | Action, Drama, Crime

60 Metascore

An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins

Votes: 3,512

22. Gator (1976)

PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Crime

41 Metascore

Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed

Votes: 3,303 | Gross: $11.00M

23. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

50 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 41,742 | Gross: $126.74M

24. Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes (1998 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Action

It's behind-the-scenes of Lethal Weapon 1-4. It's mostly bloopers but also interviews with Mel Gibson, Richard Donner and Joel Silver and there's also an alternate ending of Lethal Weapon 1.

Directors: Dave McVeigh, Scott McVeigh | Stars: Danny Glover, George Cheung, Richard Donner, Mel Gibson

Votes: 64

25. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

69 Metascore

A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

Votes: 63,048 | Gross: $0.34M

26. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 71,232 | Gross: $0.11M

27. The Lobster (2015)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman

Votes: 189,732 | Gross: $8.70M

28. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

75 Metascore

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

Director: Sean Durkin | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Christopher Abbott

Votes: 46,392 | Gross: $2.98M

29. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 20,968 | Gross: $4.22M

30. Five Came Back (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.

Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, Lawrence Kasdan

Votes: 2,975

31. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 3,389

32. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,190 | Gross: $5.23M

33. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 656,559 | Gross: $7.56M

34. City of God (2011)

145 min | Drama

In the city of Cochin a series of incidents connects the lives of a Tamil laborer couple, an actress, a builder, a criminal, and the wife of a businessman,

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery | Stars: Indrajith Sukumaran, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Rajeev Pillai

Votes: 501

35. City of God (1997)

87 min | Drama

A portrait of a couple, living in poverty and prostitution. Couple is joined by a second woman, and problems escalates.

Director: Víctor González | Stars: Mabel Dai, Gustavo Domínguez, Omar Fanucci, Gabriela Salas

Votes: 405

36. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom, Anthony Loder

Votes: 2,599 | Gross: $0.82M

37. Loveless (2017)

R | 127 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasileva

Votes: 24,701 | Gross: $0.57M

38. Shadowman (2017)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

78 Metascore

Richard Hambleton was a founder of the street art movement before succumbing to drugs and homelessness. Rediscovered 20 years later, he gets a second chance. But will he take it?

Director: Oren Jacoby | Stars: Richard Hambleton, Paul DeRienzo

Votes: 95 | Gross: $0.01M

39. The Other Side of Hope (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Dome Karukoski, Tommi Korpela, Kati Outinen

Votes: 9,389 | Gross: $0.18M

40. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 323,229 | Gross: $63.86M

41. Bill Frisell: A Portrait (2017)

118 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

The normally private Seattle native and Grammy-winning guitarist opens up for an exploration of his life, work, and musical process.

Director: Emma Franz | Stars: Joey Baron, Brian Camelio, Nels Cline, Jack DeJohnette

Votes: 50

42. Quest: The Truth Always Rises (I) (2017)

86 min | Biography, Drama

"Lying might get you what you want in the short run but honesty will get you what you need in the long run." -Tim Moellering (Teacher and Coach to Santiago Rizzo). A true love story highlighting our need for healing and empathy.

Director: Santiago Rizzo | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Betsy Brandt, LaKeith Stanfield, Sepideh Moafi

Votes: 99

44. The Visitor (1979)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil.

Director: Giulio Paradisi | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, John Huston

Votes: 2,636

45. Matango (1963)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Shipwrecked survivors slowly transform into mushrooms.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 2,340

46. Soufra (2017)

73 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

South of Beirut, Lebanon is a 68 year old refugee camp housing refugees from Palestine, Syria and Iraq. Many have lived in this camp their entire lives-- Mariam AlShaar is one of them. Now,... See full summary »

Director: Thomas A. Morgan

Votes: 50