Adventure

127 Hours

(2010)
82
28 Jan 2011
? R
94 min
Danny Boyle (screenplay), Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Aron Ralston (book)
Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 135 nominations.
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

13 Assassins

(2010)
84
25 Sep 2010
? R
141 min
Kaneo Ikegami (based on a screenplay by), Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)
14 wins & 27 nominations.
In 1844, the peace of Feudal Japan is threatened by cruel Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira, who is politically rising and getting closer to his half-brother, the shogun. After the harakiri of the Namiya clan leader, samurai Shinzaemon Shimada is summoned by the shogun's advisor Sir Doi of the Akashi Clan to listen to the tragedy of Makino Uneme, whose son and daughter-in-law have been murdered by Naritsugu. Then Sir Doi shows a woman with arms, legs and tongue severed by Naritsugu and she writes with her forearm a request to Shinza to slaughter Naritsugu and his samurai. Shinza promises to kill Naritsugu and he gathers eleven other samurais and plots a plan to attack Naritsugu in his trip back to the Akashi land. But the cunning samurai Hanbei Kitou that is responsible for the security of his master foresees Shinza's intent. Shinza decides to go with his samurai through the mountain, where they find the hunter Koyata that guides them off the mountain and joins the group. Now the thirteen men prepare an ambush to Naritsugu and his army of two hundred samurai in a suicide mission to stop evil.

2001: A Space Odyssey

(1968)
82
12 May 1968
? G
149 min
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 10 nominations.
"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.

2010: The Year We Make Contact

(1984)
53
07 Dec 1984
? PG
116 min
Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke.

2012

(2009)
49
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13 Nov 2009
? PG-13
158 min
Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
4 wins & 20 nominations.
Dr. Adrian Helmsley, part of a worldwide geophysical team investigating the effect on the earth of radiation from unprecedented solar storms, learns that the earth's core is heating up. He warns U.S. President Thomas Wilson that the crust of the earth is becoming unstable and that without proper preparations for saving a fraction of the world's population, the entire race is doomed. Meanwhile, writer Jackson Curtis stumbles on the same information. While the world's leaders race to build "arks" to escape the impending cataclysm, Curtis struggles to find a way to save his family. Meanwhile, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc around the world.

47 Ronin

(2013)
28
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25 Dec 2013
? PG-13
128 min
Chris Morgan (screenplay), Hossein Amini (screenplay), Chris Morgan (screen story by), Walter Hamada (screen story by)
5 nominations.
While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

(2001)
65
29 Jun 2001
? PG-13
146 min
Brian Aldiss (short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long"), Ian Watson (screen story), Steven Spielberg (screenplay)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 62 nominations.
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Aquaman

(2018)
55
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21 Dec 2018
? PG-13
143 min
David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (screenplay by), Will Beall (screenplay by), Geoff Johns (story by), James Wan (story by), Will Beall (story by), Paul Norris (Aquaman created by), Mort Weisinger (Aquaman created by)
N/A
Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Avatar

(2009)
83
18 Dec 2009
? PG-13
162 min
James Cameron
Won 3 Oscars. Another 80 wins & 121 nominations.
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator

(2004)
29
13 Aug 2004
? PG-13
101 min
Dan O'Bannon ("Alien" characters), Ronald Shusett ("Alien" characters), Jim Thomas ("Predator" characters), John Thomas ("Predator" characters), Paul W.S. Anderson (screen story), Dan O'Bannon (screen story), Ronald Shusett (screen story), Paul W.S. Anderson (screenplay)
2 wins & 2 nominations.
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

Babylon A.D.

(2008)
26
29 Aug 2008
? PG-13
90 min
Maurice G. Dantec (novel), Mathieu Kassovitz (screenplay), Éric Besnard (scenario and dialogue), Joseph Simas (screenplay)
1 nomination.
Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.

Barbarella

(1968)
10 Oct 1968
? PG
98 min
Jean-Claude Forest (comic "Barbarella"), Claude Brulé (collaborating writer), Terry Southern (screenplay), Roger Vadim (screenplay), Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates, Jean-Claude Forest
1 nomination.
After an in-flight anti-gravity striptease (masked by the film's opening titles), Barbarella, a 41st century astronaut, lands on the planet Lythion and sets out to find the evil Durand Durand in the city of Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Exessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an accomplished artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who, in her dream chamber, can make her fantasies take form, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which, via a poor victim struggling in its glass globe, dispenses Essance of Man. You can't help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what few clothes our heroine seemed to possess. Based on the popular French comic strip.

Black Death

(2010)
71
11 Jun 2010
? R
102 min
Dario Poloni (screenplay)
3 wins & 7 nominations.
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life, a mission that pulls him toward a village ruler who has made a dark pact with evil forces.

Blade: Trinity

(2004)
38
08 Dec 2004
? R
113 min
David S. Goyer, Marv Wolfman (character), Gene Colan (character)
1 nomination.
Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula.

Cannibal Holocaust

(1980)
19 Jun 1985
? UNRATED
95 min
Gianfranco Clerici (story)
N/A
A New York anthropologist named Professor Harold Monroe travels to the wild, inhospitable jungles of South America to find out what happened to a documentary film crew that disappeared two months before while filming a documentary about primitive cannibal tribes deep in the rain forest. With the help of two local guides, Professor Monroe encounters two tribes, the Yacumo and the Yanomamo. While under the hospitality of the latter tribe, he finds the remains of the crew and several reels of their undeveloped film. Upon returning to New York City, Professor Monroe views the film in detail, featuring the director Alan Yates, his girlfriend Faye Daniels, and cameramen Jack Anders and Mark Tomaso. After a few days of traveling, the film details how the crew staged all the footage for their documentary by terrorizing and torturing the natives. Despite Monroe's objections, the television studio Pan American still wishes to air the footage as a legitimate documentary. In order to change their minds, Monroe shows the station's executives the film's final reels, so they could see first hand how the crew's fate came to be.

Clash of the Titans

(2010)
39
02 Apr 2010
? PG-13
106 min
Travis Beacham (screenplay), Phil Hay (screenplay), Matt Manfredi (screenplay), Beverley Cross
2 wins & 12 nominations.
Princess Andromeda is the daughter of King Cepheus, who has gained a victory against the gods. The vengeful god of the underworld, Hades, demands that Andromeda is offered as a sacrifice or he will unleash the Kraken against Argos. A desperate King Cepheus asks demi-god Perseus to find a way to defeat the Kraken. Perseus accepts the challenge because Hades was responsible for his family's death. He discovers that the way to kill the Kraken lies with getting the head of the gorgon Medusa.

Cloverfield

(2008)
64
18 Jan 2008
? PG-13
85 min
Drew Goddard
5 wins & 22 nominations.
A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Das Boot

(1981)
86
10 Feb 1982
? R
149 min
Wolfgang Petersen (screenplay), Lothar G. Buchheim (novel)
Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 5 nominations.
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Die Hard 4.0

(2007)
69
27 Jun 2007
? PG-13
128 min
Mark Bomback (screenplay), Mark Bomback (story), David Marconi (story), John Carlin (article), Roderick Thorp (certain original characters)
3 wins & 16 nominations.
John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

(1995)
58
19 May 1995
? R
131 min
Jonathan Hensleigh, Roderick Thorp (certain original characters)
2 wins & 3 nominations.
John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.