10 Movies I Liked That Many Did Not Between 2000 to 2015

Sanctum (2011) highlights the fear of many people: being trapped somewhere without a way out.  As Frank McGuire and his team find out, nature and human survival can bring out the worst and best in people.  The questions of will they survive and who does survive is why you watch this.  It stars Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie, and Christopher James Baker.  It is rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images. 


The Fountain (2006) is about the past, present, and future.  The three stories include love, immortality, and fate with elements of fantasy and spirituality.  The first story centers on a conquistador and his captured queen.  The second story deals with a researcher and his dying wife.  The third story involves a space traveler on a personal journey.  As the stories intersect with each other, the meaning of life and death is the basis of this movie.  It stars Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie, Cliff Curtis, Sean Patrick Thomas, Donna Murphy, and Ethan Suplee.  It is rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language.


Eight Legged Freaks (2002) is about a common phobias to cross the minds of people.  Spiders are fast moving suckers, and now are a much bigger menace for a small town called Prosperity.  Two of the townspeople, Chris Mccormack and Sam Parker, have no choice but to rally those brave enough to go head to head with these behemoths.  It stars David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson, Doug E. Doug,  and Rick Overton.  It is rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence, brief sexuality and language.


John Carter (2012)  is about a Confederate Army captain and the time when he was transported onto another planet called Barsoom.  There he gains powers beyond human ability.  This allows him acceptance on Barsoom, finding friends and a love interest, but predict the unpredictable.  There are others not happy he’s there, and now has to scramble to save himself no matter what planet he’s on.  It stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, and Daryl Sabara.  It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action.

House of Wax (2005) is definitely a guilty movie of mine I’ve seen too many times.  It involves six friends who find themselves on a little detour in a small town called Ambrose.  As they explore Ambrose, everyone realizes the town isn’t what it appears.  There’s enough cheesiness for everyone in this movie.  Besides, how can I pass up a movie with Paris Hilton?  Better question, where’s the popcorn?  It stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams, Robert Ri’chard, and Damon Herriman.  It is rated R for horror violence, some sexual content and language.


The Gunman (2015) is about a sniper who goes into hiding after a successful mission. Terrier returns to the Congo on a job, but has to go back into hiding when it is clear certain people want him dead.  He works from the start to find out who is trying to kill him and innocent people close by.  It stars Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryland, and Idris Elba. It is rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality.


Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) is about the end of the world in the form of an asteroid.  People have named it Matilda, and she’s hurtling towards Earth ready to kill.  What would you do in the last weeks of your life?  Dodge decides to find his high school girlfriend with his neighbor.  Long live the past.  It stars Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, and Connie Britton.  It is rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence.


G-Force (2009) is about a team of elite guinea pigs, mole, and fly on a mission for the US government because we all know you can train any of them to be a part of a FBI team.   With the help of animals they meet along the way, they devise a plan to win the war against a billionaire and his household appliances.  It stars Bill Nighy, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Kelli Garner, and Tyler Patrick Jones.  It is rated PG for some mild action and rude humor.


Along Came Polly (2004) is about a newly married man, Reuben, who is unlucky in love.  He reunites with a high school classmate and goes on a few dates, but he’s too rigid to let things naturally evolve.  It doesn’t help that his friend, Sandy, is an embarrassment and often gives him bad advice.  It stars Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing, Alec Baldwin, and Hank Azaria.  It is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, crude humor and some drug references.


Run All Night (2015) is about a been around the block a few times hit man, Jimmy Conlon.  Things get complicated when his old boss, Shawn, is out for blood.  The cat and mouse game plays throughout the night.  It stars Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, and Boyd Holbrook.  It is rated R for strong violence, language including sexual references, and some drug use.



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