for whatever reason, i decided to try to list every. single. movie. i’ve ever seen. good or bad. why? i don’t know. it seemed like a good idea at the time.

10 things I hate about you
2 days in paris
28 days later
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
10 Cloverfield Lane
A Nice Girl Like You – oddly wholesome despite the plot, but enjoyable. b
a rainy day in new york – decent but generic Woody Allen movie. enjoyable enough but lightweight. b-
a simple favor
a sun – a beautifully filmed slow-burn of a movie. b+
about a boy
about schmidt
abraham lincoln vampire hunter
the abyss
the accused
ad astra – such top talent but such a mixed bag of a movie, and pretty boring. c
addams family
addams family values
adventures in babysitting
the adventures of baron munchausen
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
after the sunset
age of adaline
airlane 2
alfie (jude law)
alien covenant: c+
alien nation
aliens vs predator – pure crap
Alita: Battle Angel – better than expected. the CG was pretty cool. b+
all about lily chou-chou
all that heaven allows
almost famous
along came polly
the amazing spider-man
amazing spider-man 2
america’s sweethearts
american beauty
american graffiti
american hustle
american pie
american pie 2
an american werewolf in london
american tail
analyze this
another 48 hours
another earth
the ant bully
ant-man – fun! a-
ant-man & the wasp – not as fun as the first one but pretty slick. b+
any given sunday
apollo 13
apt pupil
are you lonesome tonight
around the world in 80 days (jackie chan)
the artist – what a great, fun movie! A
as tears go by
the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford – A
the assistant – slow paced but that helps to set the mood. Very unexpected, especially the ending. Really enjoyed it. a-
the astronaut farmer
atlantis the lost empire (v)
austin powers
austin powers the spy who shagged me
an autumn’s tale
avengers age of ultron
avengers endgame
avengers: infinity war
AVP: Alien Vs. Predator
babe – wow…I really enjoyed this. A-
babe: pig in the city
babette’s feast
baby doll – b. a bit uncomfortably underage portrayal. most of it is kind of dated in terms of how people actually act in real life. but the last part of the movie is gripping
bachelor party
back to school
back to the future
back to the future 2
back to the future 3
bad news bears (with billy bob thornton) – actually i started watching it about 15-20 mins into the movie. i was on a plane. i was desperate. does this count?
bakery amour 爱情白面包
ball of fire (1941) – good fun. b
balls of fury
batman and robin
batman begins
batman forever
batman returns
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
battle beyond the stars
a battle of wits 墨攻
battle royale – amazing. I’m not sure how this movie was actually allowed to be made, but it’s just amazing. A
battlefield earth – worse than show girls
beasts of the southern wild
a beautiful mind
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast (2017) – B
bee movie – fun! B
before midnight
before sunrise
before sunset
the beguiled (2017) – b
being john malkovich
la Belle et la bête (beauty & the beast)
best in show
the best little whorehouse in texas
best seller
better off dead
better than the rest of the movie). C-
a better tomorrow
a better tomorrow 2
a better tomorrow 3
beverly hills cop 1, 2
bicycle thief
the big bounce
big fish – deeply touching. A
big hero 6
the big hit – it’s a good action/love story but I really liked the characters. A-
the big lebowski
big little women – it’s nice to see a movie set in Tainan and in mostly Taiwanese. Solid acting. b+
the big sleep
big trouble in little china
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted Face the Music – wholly unnecessary. Not *horrible* but definitely not good. (And the credits were
the birds
the black cauldron
the black hole – after re-watching it as an adult, I still liked it, even though it’s a bit cheesy. B
black mask
black panther – way overhyped. decent action movie but a bit too much CGI. B+
black rain
the black widow – pretty action packed action movie. b+
the blader master (aka ator, the blade master…i actually saw this in the theater with a friend of mine. actually, i’m not entirely sure if i watched this one, or the first ator movie (gaaa…i can’t believe there are TWO sequels). this was a hideously bad movie…the only thing i remember was coming out of the theater and wondering where “d-tor” was (i was young). i also remember thinking it was hilarious that one of the characters was practically mortally wounded, yet ran(?) like supposedly miles and miles and miles to get somewhere)
blade runner – A++
blade runner the director’s cut (d)
blade runner 2049 – A-
Blame it on Rio
Blazing Saddles
the bling ring
the blob (1988)
blue (red, white) (t)
the blue lagoon (1980)
blue thunder
blues brothers
bob the butler
bodyguard from beijing – I liked this much more than warranted. It should probably get more like a B. A-
bohemiann rhapsody – surprisingly boring, especially given the subject. feels like a boring documentary. C
bombshell – solid acting. b+
borat subsequent moviefilm – 3 parts boring and/or cringe-worthy, 1 part funny, 1 part touching. c
born on the fourth of july
bounce ko gals
bourne identity
bourne legacy
bourne supermacy
bourne ultimatum
the boy with the striped pajamas – wow…so…sad…b+
boyz n the hood
the break-up
breakfast at tiffany’s
breakfast club
breathless – kind’a meandering. interesting cinematography. b-
bridge of spies – good thriller. very well done. A-
bridge to terabithia
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (sob…make it stop…please…)
broadcast news
broken arrow
the brotherhood of the wolf
the brothers grimm
bruce almighty
bug me not – probably the single weirdest movie i’ve seen that’s not actually trying to be weird
a bug’s life
bulletproof monk
bullets over broadway
burn after reading
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
call me by your name – b+. great soundtrack and scenery, and fantastic ending. but rest of it was just good.
the call of the wild – very much geared towards kids. amateurish-looking CG that might’ve looked good 10 years ago, but maybe because this is a kids’ movie, they’re going for that slightly cartoonish look. c+
Calmi Cuori Appassionati (d) – contrived, but loved it. A-
cannonball run
cape no. 7 海角七號
captain america the first avenger
captain america the winter soldier
captain america civil war
captain marvel
cars 2
casino royale
cast away
cat people
catch me if you can
c’est la vie, mon cheri
celeste & jesse forever
charlie and the chocolate factory
charlie’s angels
charlie’s angels 2
charlotte’s web (cartoon)
charlotte’s web
chasing amy
cherry 2000
chicken little
chicken run
children of men
chitty chitty bang bang
christmas in august (d)
chronicles of narnia: the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
chungking express
cinema paradiso
Cipolla Colt
citizen kane
city hunter
city on fire
city slickers
the clan of the cave bear
clan of the white lotus
clash of the titans
cloak & dagger
a clockwork orange
close encounters of the third kind
cloud atlas
coco before chanel
cold war 寒戰
cold war II
colossal – c-. WTF
coming to america
coming 2 america – meh. c
the commitments
comrades: almost a love story
con air
conan the barbarian
conan the destroyer
confessions of a shopaholic
the conman
conspiracy theory
constant gardener
contagion – eerie watching it during the start of covid 2020
The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover
the cooler
coraline – A-
the core
corpse bride
the corruptor
the count of monte cristo
cowboys and aliens
crocodile dundee 1, 2
crossing over (2007)
crossroads (NOT the britney one. the karate kid one)
crouching tiger hidden dragon (d)
cruel intentions
curse of the golden flower
the crying game
crying out love in the center of the world
curious case of benjamin button
curious george
cyborg girl
cyrano de bergerac (G?rard Depardieu)
the da vinci code
dances with wolves
dangerous liaisons – A+
dangerous minds
dante’s peak
the darjeeling limited
dark city
the dark crystal
the dark knight
the dark knight rises
dark shadows
dawn of the planet of the apes
the day after tomorrow
the day the earth stood still (1951)
days of being wild
days of thunder
dazed & confused
dead poets society
death in venice
death race 2000
death takes a holiday (1934) – it still works, even in 2020. A-
deep blue sea
the departed
departures (Okuribito)
despicable me
despicable me 2
devil in a blue dress
the devil wears prada
dial m for murder – b+. I can understand why it’s a classic, the way it’s filmed and acted. But the plot isn’t as good as other Hitchcock movies.
diamonds are forever – mediocre. yawn. c
dick tracy
dinner with schmucks
dirty rotten scoundrels
the dish
district 9
django unchained
do the right thing
doa dead or alive
doc hollywood
doctor strange
dolor y gloria (pain & glory) – low key but dramatic. A-
dr. no
dr. strangelove
dr. zhivago
donnie darko
The Double Life of Véronique – beautifully filmed, exquisite lighting and a haunting soundtrack. a-
double suicide (masahiro shinoda)
dragon: the bruce lee story
dragon inn
dreams (akira kurosawa)
druken master ii
dude where’s my car
duece bigalow male gigalo
dune (1984) – a bit melodramatic but it’s 1984. Not too bad. Definitely underrated. b
dunkirk – intense and breaktaking. a
early summer (bakushu)
east of eden – surprisingly intense and massively creative
eastern promises
easy a
easy living
eat a bowl of tea
eat drink man woman
eat pray love
edge of tomorrow
edward scissorhands
el mariachi
electric dreams
the elephant man
Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l’échafaud): b+
ella enchanted
emmanuelle 4 (i forget which # exactly)
The Emperor and the Assassin
empire of the ants
empire records
end of days
ender’s game
enemy of the state
enter the ninja
erik the viking – hil-ARious! A-
erin brockovich
escape from alcatraz
escape from new york – what’s the fuss about?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
europa – really weird but I like it. and the soundtrack is superb. A-
ever after
everyone says i love you
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex
ex machina
excalibur (d) – A++
face off
fagara 花椒之味 – B+
failure to launch
fallen angels
Falling Inn Love
family business
fantastic beasts and where to find them
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
fantastic four
fantastic four (corman)
fantastic four (2015): supremely bad
fantastic four rise of the silver surfer
the fantastic mr. fox
fantasy island – not as bad as the bad reviews might have you think, but pretty mediocre. c
the fast and the furious
fast times at ridgemont high
fate fighter
the favourite – b. lush and different but a bit jarring and jumpy in places and kind’a boring in others.
ferris bueller’s day off
a few good men
fiddler on the roof
the fifth element
fifty shades darker
fifty shades of gray
fight back to school 逃學威龍
fight club
a fighter’s blues
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
finding dory
finding forrester
finding nemo
finding neverland
first daughter
a fish called wanda
the fisher king
fist of fury
500 days of summer
fletch lives
flushed away
the fly
Fong Sai-Yuk
for your eyes only
Force Majeure – B+
the foreigner
forgetting sarah marshall
the forgotten
the 40 year old virgin
48 hours
the fountain – lush melancholic ode to death. A
four christmases
frances ha – a bit of a meandering it’s hard to deal with growing up and changing relationships story. very art-school-project-ish in both good and bad ways. and it’s b&w! b-
free solo – never sweated so much through a movie. A-
french kiss
friday the 13th part 2
from hell
from up on poppy hill
Frozen 2
the fugitive
full metal jacket
the funeral (ososhiki)
galaxy quest
the game of death
gangs of new york
garden state
gedo senki
get shorty
get smart
ghost in the shell
ghost in the shell 2
ghost in the shell (2017): yawn, why?
ghostbusters 2
the girl next door
the girl who kicked the hornet’s nest
the girl who leapt through time
the girl who played with fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)
the girl with the dragon tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor)
the girl with the dragon tattoo (u.s.)
gladiator (d)
Go Lala Go!
god of gamblers
god of gamblers 2
godfather 3
the gods must be crazy
godzilla (the bad one where he tears up ny)
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) – aka Godzilla vs Kong vs Tron. Shiny but meh. c
the golden child
the golden compass
gone in 60 seconds
gonin (v)
the good dinosaur
the good girl
good night, and good luck
good times bed times 戀上你的床
good will hunting
gorgeous (d)
the grand budapest hotel
the grapes of wrath
the grave of the fireflies – one of the saddest movies ever. but incredibly important. A
gravity – wow. A
grease 2
the great gatsby (robert redford)
a great wall
green hornet
the green knight – a sumptuous feast for the patient. This is no action fantasy movie, but a quiet contemplation. a
green lantern: b-/c+
gremlins 2
grosse pointe blank
groundhog day
grown ups – saw it on a plane without headphones on half the time. count it.
guardians of the galaxy
guardians of the galaxy, vol 2
gung ho
Gunpowder Milkshake – fun action movie. b+
hachimitsu to clover (live action movie)
haiku tunnel
hamlet (mel gibson)
hana mizuki
the handmaid’s tale
happy feet
happy together
hard boiled
harlem nights
harold and kumar go to the white castle
harry potter and the chamber of secrets
harry potter and the deathly hallows 1
harry potter and the deathly hallows 2
harry potter and the goblet of fire
harry potter and the half blood prince
harry potter and the order of the phoenix
harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban
harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone
hateful eight
heaven can wait
heavy metal
hellboy 2: the golden army
henry & june
her – B+
heroic trio
Heroic Trio 2: Executioners
hidden figures
high heels
high noon
high school musical
the highlander
hill of no return 無言的山丘 – I’ve been wanting to watch this for years because of the soundtrack. it’s good! b+
hillbilly elegy – excellent movie with a lot of heart. b+
his girl friday
history of the world, part 1
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
the hobbit: an unexpected journey
the hobbit: desolation of smug
holidate – pretty predictable but enjoyable. b
the holiday
hollow man
hollywood shuffle (d)
honey i shrunk the kids
honeymoon in vegas
horton hears a who!
hot shots
hot tub time machine
hotel rwanda
house of flying daggers
house of fury (Jing mo gaa ting)
how to be single
how to lose a guy in 10 days
how to train your dragon
howard’s end
howl’s moving castle (v)
the hulk
hunchback of notre dame
the hunger
the hunger games
the hunger games catching fire
the hunger games mockingjay part 1
the hunger games mockingjay part 2
i heart huckabees
i, robot
ice age
ice age 2
idiocracy – funny and scarily prescient. A-
if you are the one (非誠勿擾)
il mare (siworae/Si Wall Ae)
il postino
the illusionist
the imaginarium of doctor parnassus
the imitation game
in a lonely place
in bruges – surprisingly excellent and deep, with an excellent soundtrack. A
in good company
in her shoes
in like flint – so cheesy it’s hilarious. A
in the heights – well produced with some great scenes, especially When the Sun Goes Down…Wow! B+
in the mood for love (d)
the incredible hulk
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
the incredibles
the incredibles 2
indecent proposal
independence day
indiana jones and the crystal skull
indiana jones and the last crusade
indiana jones and the temple of doom
initial d
inner space
inside out
internal affairs
internal affairs iii (Wu jian dao 3)
the interview (2014)
into the woods (2014)
invisible target
the irishman – excellent actors but sooo been there done that. snoozey and too long. b
iron and silk
iron giant
iron man
Iron man 2
Iron man 3
the island
island etude 練習曲
isle of dogs: obvious love of dogs and japanese culture/movies. A
the italian job (w/markie mark)
it’s a wonderful life
jack reacher
jacob’s ladder
james and the giant peach
Jason and the Argonauts
jean de florette
the jerk
La Jetée (inspiration for twelve monkeys)
jingle all the way
jiro dreams of sushi
joe versus the volcano
john carter
johnny dangerously
joy luck club
ju dou
judge dredd
Julie & Julia
Julieta: a-
the jungle book (1967)
the jungle book (2016)
jupiter ascending
jurassic park 1, 2, 3
jurassic world
just like heaven
justice league – c-. not as bad as all the reviews, but apparently made by a 12 yr old for 12 yr olds. Flash was good, but hate his costume. Hate Superman’s costume too.
kama sutra: a tale of love
kamikaze girls (Shimotsuma monogatari): surreal, wacky, and surprisingly entertaining
karate kid 1, 2, 3
the karate kid (2010)
kate & leopold
kentucky fried movie – not every skip is an A but just a Fistful of Yen is enough to bring up the curve. A
kids return
kiki’s delivery service
kiki’s delivery service (2014 live action)
kill bill 1, 2
the killer – A
killers – saw it on a plane for free and i still want my money back
kindergarten cop
king arthur
king kong (jessica lange)
king kong (peter jackson)
king of chess (t) – not a *great* movie but I really enjoyed it. B+
the king of masks
king ralph
kingdom of heaven (7*)
kingsman the golden circle
kingsman the secret service
kiss kiss bang bang
the kite runner
knight and day
knights of the round table (1953)
knives out – fun and well-paced. a-
knocked up
kubo and the two strings: b+
kumiko the treasure hunter
kung fu hustle
kung fu panda
kung fu panda 3
l.a. confidential
l.a. story
la femme nikita
la haine – quietly powerful. b
la la land – A+
la lingerie 內衣少女
lady bird – good, realistic portrayal of coming of age. A-
lady in the water
laputa castle in the sky
last action hero
last christmas – like a higher production level version of Hallmark Christmas romcoms with much better acting. and George Michael! And then the ending…whoa…that bumped it up. A-
the last emperor
the last five years
the last king of scotland
last of the mohicans
the last picture show
the last samurai
the last starfighter
the last tango in paris
last temptation of christ
the last unicorn
lawrence of arabia – I really want to see this on the big screen. A-
le divorce
league of extraordinary gentlemen
a league of their own
leaving las vegas – the king of depressing movies. A
legally blonde
legally blonde 2
the lego movie
lemony snicket’s a series of unfortunate events
Les Misérables (2012) – b-
lethal weapon
lethal weapon 2
lethal weapon 3
the life aquatic with steve zissou
the life of brian
like water for chocolate
lilo & stitch
the limey – atmospheric. A-
the lion in winter
the lion king
little big women – solid, weepy shot of Taiwanese nostalgia. b+
the little chinese seamstress (v)
little man tate
little mermaid – A
little nicky
the little prince (2015)
the little things – the story and acting had potential, but sullied by poor directing/pacing. b-
live free or die hard
the living daylights – underrated. A-
lock, stock and two smoking barrels
logan’s run
lolita (1962)
look who’s talking
look who’s talking too
lord of the flies (1963 version)
the lord of the rings the fellowship of the ring (d)
the lord of the rings the two towers (d)
lost boys
lost in beijing (pin guo)
lost in space
lost in translation – A+
love actually
love and other drugs
love at first bite
love guaranteed – very by-the-numbers but fun to watch. c+
love in the afternoon
Love on a Diet 瘦身男女
the lover
luca – for a Pixar movie, it’s disappointing. But it’s lightweight fun and gorgeously drawn. b+
lucky number slevin
lust, caution
mad max
mad max beyond thunderdome
mad max fury road – amazing. A-
mad max the road warior
magic kitchen (Moh waan chue fong)
maid in manhattan
malena – b+. a bit creepy in parts but gorgeous scenery and I like the wistful feel.
maltese falcon
mamma mia!
the man from U.N.C.L.E.
the man of steel
the man who fell to earth
Mangetsu: Mr. Moonlight
manon of the spring – A-
march of the penguins
marriage is a crazy thing (v)
married to the mob
the martian
mary poppins
the mask
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
master of the flying guillotine
mata hari
matchstick man
the matrix 1-3
max dugan returns
Mazinger Z: Infinity – top notch animation, but the plot is both inaccessible, ridiculous, and predictable all at the same time. c+
mean girls
the meaning of life
the medallion (jackie chan)
meet joe black
meet the fockers
meet the parents
megane めがね
memoirs of a geisha
merchant of venice
merry christmas mr. lawrence
mickey blue eyes
Micmacs à tire-larigot
midnight run
the midnight sky – lovely soundtrack and gorgeous cinematography & set design. The spaceship looks like it was designed by Gaudi. The acting was good. The story was a bit weak and there were a few minor parts that didn’t really make sense. b+
a midwinter’s tale
A Millionaire’s First Love (Baekmanjangja-ui cheot-sarang)
minari – A-
Minbo – or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion
minority report
mirai 未来のミライ – I’m not so crazy about Kun’s voice (he sounds a bit too mature for his age), but other than that, this movie is lovely. b+
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
miss congeniality
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – A-
the mission – beautiful movie that just makes you hate people. A
mission impossible
mission impossible 2
mission impossible 3
mission impossible 4 ghost protocol
mission impossible 5 rogue nation
mission impossible 6 fall out
mississippi burning
mo’ better blues
moby dick
a moment of romance 1, 2
mona lisa smile
the money pit
mononoke hime (princess mononoke) (d) – A+
monster in law
monsters inc
monsters vs aliens
monty python and the holy grail (d) – A++
moon child (japanese…pure crap)
moonlight express (Sing yuet tung wa)
moonrise kingdom
mortal kombat
mortal kombat 2
mosquito coast
moulin rouge
mr. and mrs. smith
mr. mom
mr. moonlight
mrs. doubtfire
much ado about nothing (joss whedon)
mulan (2020) – pretty scenery and good fight/action sequences marred by a flat, by-the-book storyline and acting. It’s a shame. And the cultural authenticity level is somewhere between Panda Express and Olive Garden. B-
mulholland drive – b
the mummy returns
the muppets (2011)
my big fat greek wedding
my blueberry nights
my bodyguard (no, not “the” bodyguard)
my chauffeur
my dinner with andre
my fair lady
my neighbor totoro
my sassy girl
mystery men
myth (jackie chan) (v)
nacho libre
naked gun 1-3
nana 2
napoleon dynamite – dude! pedro offers you his protection. GOSH!
national lampoon’s vacation
national treasure
national treasure 2: book of secrets
never say never again
neverending story
new jack city
new police story 新警察故事
the new world
nick & norah’s infinite playlist
nickel mountain
a night at the opera
the night of the hunter – atmospheric and dream-like in parts, with some amazing cinematography. b+
nightmare before christmas – A
nine to five
no retreat, no surrender
nomadland – beautifully low-key and dignified story with a great soundtrack. a
north by northwest
norwegian wood
not by chance Não Por Acaso
the notebook
nothing in common
notting hill
the nude bomb
the nutty professor 1, 2 (eddie murphy)
ocean’s 11
ocean’s 12
ocean’s 13
ocean waves (海がきこえる)
of mice and men
office space
omohide poro poro (only yesterday)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – quite…different…the action sequences actually kind’a dragged on, but the ending…wow! b for the movie. b+ with tighter editing of the parts that makes james bond movies james bond movies.
on the rocks – Bill Murray. Sofia Coppola. Rashida Jones. Not as good as Lost in Translation, but still enjoyable. a-
on the waterfront
once a thief
once upon a time in mexico
one crazy summer
one million years b.c.
onward – some creative twists on the typical quest story but still kind’a typical. last 10 mins are golden though. b-
Organized Crime & Triad Bureau
our man flint – A
out of sight
over the hedge – nice animation and decent fluff movie. B
P.S. I Love You
pacific rim
palm springs – A. loved it
pan’s labyrinth – trippy, but such a great trippy. A
paprika – neato dream sequences. plot is just so-so. B
parasite (Gisaengchung) – great cinematography and pacing. great acting. interesting story. A
Paris, je t’aime
the patriot
patriot games
pearl harbor
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
peking opera blues
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
perfect blue
the perks of being a wallflower
personal best
pete’s dragon
the philadelphia experiment
the piano
Pierrot le Fou – 2 parts interesting, 1 part dull, 1 part hypnotic. add some surreal..sprinkle liberally. b-
pink floyd the wall
ping pong (2002 Japan)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
planet of the apes
police academy (um…not sure which one)
police story (jackie chan)
poltergeist 2
ponyo on the cliff
porco rosso
porky’s 2
the postman always rings twice
powerpuff girls: the movie
the presidio
the prestige
presumed innocent
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie – well animated. pretty typical Sailor Moon fare. b+
pretty in pink
pretty woman
priceless (Hors de prix)
the prince of egypt
princess bride – A++
princess caraboo
the princess diaries 1, 2
private lessons
the professional (Léon) – A
promising young woman – dark and twisty. b+
proof of life
The proposal
prospect – b
the protege – good action. a bit confusing but entertaining enough. b-
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion – A-
puff the magic dragon
pulp fiction
pump up the volume
purple rain
Q the winged serpent
quantum of solace
quest for fire
the quick and the dead
raiders of the lost ark – A
rain man
raise the red lantern
raising helen
ralph breaks the internet – story was decent. the disney princess scenes were pretty funny. b
rambo: first blood part ii
the ramen girl
ran (akira kurosawa)
raya and the last dragon – pretty straightforward story. Some really gorgeous scenery and backgrounds and good animation. I’m not too crazy about the “smooth plastic” look of the characters, but I don’t hate it. b+
ready player one – enjoyable. B
real genius
rebecca (2020) – pretty scenery. decent direction. b-
red (white, blue) (t)
the red balloon
red cliff
red dragon
red firecracker, green firecracker
red sorgum (Hong gao liang)
the remains of the day
Reminiscence – remember in story telling 101, when they taught “show, don’t tell”…no? And remember the really dull narration in Blade Runner that people hated? Doesn’t ring a bell? Sigh…interesting concept that could’ve been so much better, especially with such a good cast. c+
remo williams, the adventure begins
the replacement killers
reservoir dogs
revenge of the nerds
revenge of the ninja
rhapsody in august
richard iii (laurence olivier)
the right stuff
rise of the planet of the apes
risky business
the road – touching. B+
the road home (wo de fu qin mu qin) – so sad. so good. A-
road trip
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
robocop 2
robot carnival
the rock
rock n roll high school
the rocketeer
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – B+
roman holiday
romancing the stone
romeo and juliet (the one with Olivia Hussey) – classic. A
romeo must die
rope – good, but you keep wondering why they’re freaking out SO much. B
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
the royal tenenbaums
rumble in the bronx
run, lola, run
runaway bride
running man
rush hour
rush hour 2
rush hour 3
ruthless people
the saint
saturday night fever
say anything (d) – A+
a scanner darkly
scent of a woman
scott pilgrim vs the world
The Secret Life Of Pets
the secret of my success
secret of roan inish
secret world of arrietty
serendipity (d) – a bit cheesy, but I love it. A-
serenity – A
the servant (1963)
seven samurai
seven swords (Qi jian)
the seven year itch
the seventh seal – a somber but oddly…satirical movie? It’s almost as if Monty Python decided to make a period drama. a-
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
sex, lies, and videotape
sex and the beauties (Sing gam diy shut)
sex and the city
sex and the city 2
sgt pepper’s lonely hearts club band
the shadow
shall we dance (japanese version)
shanghai triad
shaolin soccer
the shape of water – so lyrical. A
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (v)
shark tale
shaun of the dead
shazam! great fun. B+
sherlock holmes
sherlock holmes a game of shadows
shinjuku incident
shiri (v)
shogun assassin (lone wolf and cub)
short circuit
short circuit 2
show girls
shrek 2
Sid and Nancy
the silence of the lambs
silent running
silver linings playbook – A-
the simpsons
sin city
Singin’ in the Rain – A-
sisterhood of the travelling pants
sisterhood of the travelling pants 2
six degrees of seperation
sixteen candles
sixth day
sixth sense
the skin i live in – what th—–??!!! but so good! but so creepy! A-
sky captain and the world of tomorrow
sleeping with the enemey
sleepy hollow (d)
slumdog millionaire
Smokin’ Aces
snow white and the huntsman
snowpiercer – B
the social network
solaris (2002)
solo: a star wars story – Alden Ehrenreich is no Harrison Ford, but it has its moments. B
some kind of wonderful
something’s gotta give
sonatine – for a movie where nothing much happens, so much is happening. A
sopyonje (d)
sorceress (1982)
soul – another amazing pixar movie. and Richard Ayoade! Deeper than most recent serious movies. a-
sound of music
source code
south park
space battleship yamato (2010)
spaceballs – A-
the spectacular now
spectre (james bond)
speed racer
spider-man 2 (d)
spider-man 3
spider-man far from home
spider-man homecoming
spider-man into the spider-verse – WOW, just WOW! Like a master-class in animation, past, present, future. A+
spider lilies 刺青
The Spiderwick Chronicles
spirited away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) – A
spring in my hometown (Areumdawoon sheejul) (d)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (vp)
the spy who loved me
Sssssss (1973) – a crappy movie that somehow made a deep impression on me when I saw it as a kid.
st. elmo’s fire – kind’a boring for such a classic. boy, it has not aged well. slightly redeemed by the last 20 mins or so and a really good soundtrack. c-
Stand By Me
star trek i
star trek ii (d) – A++
star trek iii
star trek iv
star trek v
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek: Generations
star trek: first contact
star trek: insurrection
star trek
star trek into darkness
star trek beyond
star wars 1-6
star wars the force awakens
star wars the last jedi
star wars the rise of skywalker
starship troopers
stepford wives (nicole kidman)
steve jobs
Strange days – B
straw dogs – supposed to be a classic. it’s good…interesting…reminds me of clockwork orange. b
sucker punch: b-/c+
the suicide squad (2021): I haven’t seen the original one. This one was fun in parts, very bloody and violent, doesn’t take itself seriously, and has some heart. Decent action flick. b
summer lovers – B
summer school
summer time machine blues – innocent fun. B
summer wars
sunset blvd
sunshine – for the first 2/3 or so, A. then B-
superbad – B+
superman 2
superman 2 richard donner edition (d)
superman 3
superman returns
supermarket woman (スーパーの女)
the sure thing
Surviving the Game
suzhou he (suzhou river) – B+
Swallowtail & Butterfly (v)
sweet home alabama
the sweetest thing
thw sword in the stone
Taegukgi (vp)
tai chi 0 太極之零開始
tai chi hero 太極2 英雄崛起
taipei exchanges 第36個故事
tale of the princess kaguya. breathtaking. A
tales from the darkside: the movie
tales of ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari)
talk to her
tampopo (d) – A++
tangled – B
tarzan (disney)
tarzan the ape man
a taxing woman
a taxing woman’s return
tea fight 闘茶
team america
tenet – what the –? (but I thoroughly enjoyed it). I think I need to watch it a few more times. b+
tequila sunrise
the terminal
terminator 2
terminator 3
terminator 4
terminator genisys
terminator: dark fate – B
the theory of everything – B+
there will be blood
there’s something about mary
they call me bruce
they still call me bruce
the third man – gorgeous cinematography and a slightly meandering plot. b
the thomas crown affair
13 going on 30
this is spinal tap
Thor Ragnorok
Thor the Dark World
three amigos!
The Three Faces of Eve
three kings
three men and a baby
the three musketeers
those who wish me dead – very by-the-numbers action flick with 2d characters. b-
throw momma from the train
tie me up tie me down – A+
tigertail – b-
time after time
time bandits
a time for romance
a time for romance 2
To Have and Have Not
to kill a mockingbird
to live and die in l.a.
tokyo raiders (東京攻略)
tom & jerry (2021) – well done mix of animation and live action, and fun, but with a mediocre script that might’ve worked better as a 30 min cartoon back in the day. b-
tomb raider 1, 2
tomorrow never dies
the tomorrow war – decent action scifi flick. b-
tony takitani – A-
top gun
top secret
total recall
touch of evil (reconstructed)
touching the void
towering inferno
the toy
toy story
toy story 3
toy story 4
trading places
training day
the transformers
transformers dark side of the moon
transformers revenge of the fallen
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
treasure planet
the tree of life
Tristan + Isolde
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
tron legacy
tropic thunder
troy – 2nd rate soundtrack was really distracting.
true grit (2010)
true lies
the truth about jane & sam 真心話 (d)
tunnel vision – they don’t make ’em like this any more. Irreverent and inappropriately funny in parts. b-
turks fruit
Turn me on goddammit
the tuxedo (jackie chan)
28 days – watched it on tv. i honestly thought it was a made-for-tv movie until my wife told me otherwise.
twelve monkeys
twenty-four eyes – nostalgia at its finest. A+
27 dresses
twenty-something taipei
twilight breaking dawn part 1
twilight breaking dawn part 2
twilight eclipse
twilight: new moon
twilight zone
two jakes
two weeks notice
uhf – it’s Weird Al! Supplies! A+
under the rainbow
used cars
the usual suspects
v for vendetta
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – sigh. c-
valley girl
vanilla sky
the vast of night
vicky cristina barcelona
victoria – technically superb and immersive, but also moving at the same time. Wow. A
a view from the top
a view to a kill
violent cop
the virgin suicides – b. Such a languorous and wistful movie. I like the mood.
volcano (actually i’m not sure if i saw this or if i’m just thinking of dante’s peak)
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
war games
war of the worlds (tom cruise)
wasabi, the japanese dip that kicks like a mule (La Petite moutarde qui monte au nez)
wayne’s world 1, 2
the wedding banquet
the wedding crashers
the wedding planner
the wedding singer
weekend at bernie’s
weird science
whale rider
what lies beneath
What We Do in the Shadows – hilariously dry. A
what women want
what’s eating gilbert grape
when harry met sally
when marnie was there
where have all the flowers gone (Na shi hua kai)
where the wild things are
white (red, blue)
white storm 2
who framed roger rabbit
the whole nine yards
wild (2014)
wild orchid
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
willy wonka and the chocolate factory
the wind rises
wing chun
winter’s bone
witches of eastwick
the wizard
wizard of oz
the wolf of wall street
wolfwalkers – gorgeous, magical animation. a-
The wolverine
woman of the dunes
wonder boys
wonder woman (2017)
wonder woman 1984 – decent, but I feel like they’re turning Wonder Woman into a Spider-man/Superman mash-up. B
world war z
a world without thieves (Tian xia wu zei)
wreck it ralph
wuthering heights
x-files: i want to believe
X-Men: Apocalypse
x-men days of future past
x-men first class
x-men the last stand
x-men origins: wolverine
x2 (d)
xiu xiu the sent down girl
yellow submarine
Yes, God, Yes – low-key and surprisingly good with a lot of heart. Plus it’s kind’a fun to see all the young actors & actresses from different Netflix shows. B+
yiyi a one and a two
young guns
you’ve got mail
your name (kimi no na wa)
Zack Snyder’s Justice League – definitely better than the original. Not quite sure it was worth another 4 hours. b
zeiram 2
zorro the gay blade
zorro the legend of zorro

**can’t remember title**
chinese movie about group of kids that runs away from home
old movie from 70’s about cowboy that eats raw onions. Cipolla Colt?
japanese guy who likes to fish. one in a series
oh…just remembered a movie that starts off with a diamond heist…then the crooks go to brazil(?)…
old b&w japanese movie…something about living in the floating world?

**haven’t seen but on my list**
beijing bicycle
citizen kane
dark city
fat man little boy
400 blows – francois truffaut
fulltime killer – andy lau
kai doh maru anime
mrs brown
my dinner with andre
pushing hands
the saddest music in the world (b&w)
22 short films about glenn gould
waking life
zero hour!

cookie (t)
ditto (v)
cat returns (v)
fat choi spirit (v)
i can see the ocean (d)
shower (v)
not one less (d)
snatch (d)
pavillion of women (d)
metropolis (d)
ashes of time (d)
time and tide (d)
memento (d)

didn’t finish watching
birds of prey. not funny nor entertaining. there are better movies if all you want is shallow over-the-top-ness and fight scenes