Movie Reviews

BOLLYWOOD — our family has begun a love affair with Indian films. All recommended movies are at the link.

A selected list of Bollywood Beginner Movies:

  • 1-3: Romantic Comedies
  • 4-6: Romance, Action, Myth
  • 7-9: Shakespeare, Thrillers, Modern Life
  • 10-12: Comedy Horror, Mollywood, True History

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — complete index at the bottom of this page.

TV YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — index at the very bottom of page.

INDEX
12 Angry Men
13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
24
3 Godfathers
3 Idiots
3:10 to Yuma (1953)
300

-A-
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
A Taxi Driver

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
Ace in the Hole
Across the Universe
Admiral, The: Roaring Currents
Airlift
Alamo, The
All About Eve
All of Me (1984)
All That Jazz
All Through the Night
American Gangster
American Hustle
American Sniper
Andhadhun
Angel-A
Apostle, The
Argo
Art & Copy
Attack the Block
Au Revoir Les Enfants
Avane Srimannarayana
Avenue Montaigne

-B-
Baahubali
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Band Baaja Baaraat
Bang Bang
Barfi
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Batman Begins
Be Kind, Rewind
Ben Hur — 1957 and 2016
Best Years of Our Lives, The
Bholaa
Big in Bollywood
Billu
Birdman
Black Panther
Body Snatcher, The
Bottle Rocket
Bourne Identity, The
Bride and Prejudice
Bridge of Spies
Bright
Brochevarevarura (Who Shall Save the Day?)
Broadway Danny Rose

Brooklyn
Bullets Over Broadway
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

-C-
Caesar Must Die
Calvary
Captain Philips
Captain's Paradise, The
Cars
Cars 2
Casa de Mi Padre
Casino Royale (2006)
Castle, The
Cat in Paris, A
Cat People
Central Intelligence
Chak De! India
Chef
Chinatown
Chuck Norris vs. Communism
Cinderella (2015)
Cloud Atlas
Coco
Colossal

Good Earth, The
Good Night and Good Luck
Goodachari
(The Spy)
Gran Torino
Grand Budapest Hotel

Grand Hotel
Guys and Dolls

-H-
Haider

Hansan: Rising Dragon
Harold and Maude
Heiress, The

Hell or High Water
Hello, My Name is Doris
Helvetica
Henry Poole is Here
Her
Hero
Hot Fuzz
How to Murder Your Wife
Howl's Moving Castle
Hundred Foot Journey
Hunt for Red October

-I-
I Am Legend
I, Robot
I Wish

Imitation of Life (1934)
In Bruges
Inception
Incredibles, The
Infernal Affairs
Ink
Inside Man
Inside Out
Interrupters, The
Intouchables
Invisible Man, The (1933)
Iron Man
It Happened One Night

-J-
JCVD
Jodhaa Akbar
John Carter
Johnny Gaddaar
Joy
Joyeux Noel
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Juno

-K-
Kahaani
Kalank
Kancharapalem

Kantara
Kathal — A Jackfruit Mystery
Kind Hearts and Coronets
King Arthur
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (2005)
Kingsman
Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang
Knives Out
Kumbalangi Nights

-L-
Lady Eve, The
Lady in the Water
Lagaan
Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Laapataa Ladies
Lars and the Real Girl
Last Jedi, The
Lawrence of Arabia
Learning to Drive
Lego Movie
Les Miserables
Let the Right One In
Life of Pi
Lilies of the Field
Lion in Winter
Little Foxes, The

Little Miss Sunshine
Looper
Lootera
Lords of Dogtown
Lost in La Mancha
Lost Weekend, The
Loving
Lunchbox, The


-M-
Machine Gun Preacher
Magic in the Moonlight
Major and the Minor, The
Man Who Feels No Pain (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota)
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Mary and Max

Masquerade (Korea)
Matchstick Men
Meet the Patels
Meeting a Friend for the End of the World
Melinda and Melinda
Memento
Metropolis
Midnight (1939)
Midnight in Paris
Mill and the Cross, The
Millions
Miracle

Miracle Club, The
Moliere
Monsoon Wedding
Mostly Martha
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Mr. Holmes
Much Ado About Nothing
Mud
Mulk
(Country)
Muscle Shoals
My Fair Lady
My Man Godfrey
My Neighbor Totoro

-N-
National Treasure
Neerja
Nefarious
News of the World

Network
New Leaf, A
Night to Remember, A (1958)
Night Train to Munich
Night Watch
Not One Less

-O-
Obit
Odd Life of Timothy Green
Of Gods and Men
Offside
Old Man and the Gun, The
Om Shanti Om
Omkara
On the Waterfront
Outfit, The

Overnighters, The

-P-
Paddington
Pan's Labyrinth
Paper, The
Payback
Perfect World, A
Petrified Forest, The
Phantom Carriage, The
Philadelphia Story, The
Philomena
Piku
Pink
Pirate Radio
Pizza
PK

Polite Society
Pontypool

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio, The

-Q-
Queen of Katwe
Quiet Man, The

-R-
Raanijhanaa
Raazi
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Radio Days
Raid
Ram Leela
Rama Rama Re
Ratatouille
Red Army
Regarding Henry
Reign Over Me
Rocky Aur Rocky Kii Prem Kahaani (Rocky and Rani's Love Story)
Romantics, The (documentary, Yash Raj Chopra)

RRR (Rise, Roar, Revolt)

-S-
Sapphires, The
Sarfarosh
Sarvam Thaala Mayam

Scarlet Empress, The
School of Rock
Schultze Gets the Blues
Scoop
Sea Hawk, The
Search for General Tso, The
Searching for Sugar Man
Secretariat
Serenity
Shall We Dance?
(1996, Japan)
Shaolin Soccer
Sharmaji Namkeen

Shaun of the Dead
Sholay
Shopgirl
Shower
Sideways
Singham
Sita Sings the Blues
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Skyfall
Slumdog Millionaire
Small Act, A
Spare Parts
Special 26
Spinning Plates
Star Trek
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Station Agent, The
Sting, The

Story of An Egg (Ondu Motteya Kathe)
Story of the Weeping Camel, The
Stranded

Strange New Worlds (TV - Star Trek)
Stranger Than Fiction
Stree
Sui Dhaaga
Sullivan's Travels
Sunset Blvd.
Sweeney Todd

-T-
Tashan
Tell No One
Tenet
Theeb
Their Finest
This is the End
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Today We Saw the Face of God

Tokyo Godfathers
Train, The
Train to Busan

-U-
Unbroken
Up
Ushpizin
Urbanized

-V-
Van Helsing
Vikram Vedha

Village, The
Vitto Bonafacci

-W-
Wages of Fear (1953)
Waking Sleeping Beauty
Wall-E
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
War
Way, The
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
When the Game Stands Tall
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
Without a Clue
Women's Balcony, The
Wordplay
World Trade Center
World War Z
World's Fastest Indian




A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

  1. Mostly Martha (Germany)
  2. Monsoon Wedding (India)
  3. The Castle
  4. Serenity
  5. A Perfect World
  6. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  7. A New Leaf
  8. Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang
  9. King Kong
  10. Double Indemnity
  11. Payback
  12. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  13. Bullets Over Broadway
  14. How to Murder Your Wife
  15. Friday Night Lights
  16. Regarding Henry
  17. Pan's Labyrinth (Spain)
  18. Reign Over Me
  19. Howl's Moving Castle (Japan)
  20. The Dish
  21. Shaun of the Dead
  22. Radio Days
  23. Matchstick Men
  24. Equilibrium
  25. Shower (China)
  26. Without a Clue
  27. Waking Sleeping Beauty
  28. Lagaan (India)
  29. Stranger Than Fiction
  30. The Mill and the Cross
  31. The Quiet Man
  32. The Body Snatcher
  33. Sunset Blvd.
  34. Be Kind, Rewind
  35. Searching for Sugar Man
  36. 12 Angry Men
  37. Everyone Says I Love You
  38. Infernal Affairs (Hong Kong)
  39. Offside (Iran)
  40. The Sea Hawk
  41. Spinning Plates
  42. I Wish (Japan)
  43. The Sapphires (Australia)
  44. Ink
  45. Attack the Block
  46. Intouchables (France)
  47. Art & Copy
  48. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
  49. The Extraordinary Voyage (France)
  50. The Overnighters
  51. Caesar Must Die (Italy)
  52. Sullivan's Travels
  53. Meet the Patels
  54. Tell No One (France)
  55. Ushpizin (Israel)
  56. Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
  57. The Apostle
  58. The Search for General Tso
  59. Chuck Norris vs. Communism
  60. Departures (Japan)
  61. Cat People
  62. Night Train to Munich
  63. The Captain's Paradise
  64. Train to Busan (S. Korea)
  65. The Interrupters
  66. Loving
  67. The Founder
  68. Colossal
  69. Women's Balcony, The (Israel)
  70. Obit
  71. The Old Man and the Gun
  72. A Face in the Crowd
  73. Midnight (1939)
  74. Gaslight
  75. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  76. All of Me (1984) 
  77. My Neighbor Totoro
  78. The Little Foxes 
  79. The Heiress 
  80. Shall We Dance? (Japan, 1996) 
  81. The Lunchbox (India)
  82. Taxi Driver, A
  83. The Outfit (2022)
  84. The Admiral: Roaring Currents
  85. U Turn (2016, India)
  86. Tokyo Godfathers (Japan) 
  87. Manhattan Murder Mystery
  88. Grand Hotel
  89. All Through the Night
  90. Father Stu
  91. Imitation of Life (1934)
  92. Broadway Danny Rose
  93. Maanaadu (2021 India)
  94. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  95. Masquerade (Korea)
  96. The Good Earth

TV YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

  1. Crash Landing on You 
  2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
  3. The Brokenwood Mysteries 
  4. Tale of the Nine Tailed
  5. Law School
  6. Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938
  7. Wellington Paranormal
  8. The Fiery Priest