Moving pictures

Moving pictures encompass feature films, short films, and animated works, television programmes, and music videos.

Rating system

1 star out of 3 stars Very good entertainment
2 stars out of 3 stars Excellent entertainment, perhaps with some originality
3 stars out of 3 stars Outstanding originality and/or performance


Feature films


Notable individuals

Actors and actresses

Wilfrid Hyde-White:  1903–1991

Nathalie Wood

Julie Andrews

Gene Wilder

Charles Bronson

Gene Hackman:  1930–

Clint Eastwood:  1930–

Sean Connery

John Candy

Robin Williams:  1951–2014

Eric Tsang (曾志偉):  1953–

Anthony Wong:  1961–

Julia Roberts

Owen Wilson

Jennifer Aniston:  1969–

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Jack Black


Tsui Hark (徐克):  1950–

Andrzej Bartkowiak:  1950–

Lars von Trier:  1956–

Hong Sang Soo (홍상수):  1961–


Rating Title Year Country Genre Notable producer/director Notable actors/actresses Other notable contributors Notes
Two stars Silent Dust  1949 U.K. Drama     Michael Pertwee (script) Innovative portrayal of blind person's world
One star Springfield Rifle 1952 U.S.A. Western   Gary Cooper    
One star The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan 1953 U.K. Drama        
One star Betrayed 1954 U.S.A. Thriller   Clark Gable, Victor Mature, Wilfrid Hyde-White    
Two stars Vertigo 1958 U.S.A. Suspense Alfred Hitchcock (prod. & dir.) James Stewart, Kim Novak   Based on book by Boileau-Narcejac
Two stars Chase a Crooked Shadow 1958 U.K. Suspense        
Two stars North by Northwest 1959 U.S.A. Thriller Alfred Hitchcock (prod. & dir.) Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint    
Two stars They Came to Cordura 1959 U.S.A Western   Gary Cooper    
One star Crooks Anonymous 1962 U.K. Comedy   Wilfrid Hyde-White    
Two stars My Fair Lady 1964 U.S.A. Musical drama   Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Wilfrid Hyde-White   Based on book by George Bernard Shaw
Two stars Mary Poppins 1964 U.S.A. Fantasy musical   Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke    
Two stars Oliver! 1968 U.K. Musical drama        
One star Where Eagles Dare 1968 U.K. Action thriller   Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood Alistair MacLean (script) Based on book by Alistair MacLean
Two stars Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 Italy Western Sergio Leone (dir.) Charles Bronson

Sergio Leone (script co-author), Ennio Morricone (music)

Two stars Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971 U.S.A. Musical fantasy   Gene Wilder Roald Dahl (script) Based on book by Roald Dahl
Three stars Aguirre, the Wrath of God [Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes] 1972 Germany Suspense Werner Herzog (prod. & dir.) Klaus Kinski Werner Herzog (script)  
Three stars The Blues Brothers 1978 U.S.A. Musical John Landis (dir.) Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, John Candy    
One star Police Academy 1984 U.S.A. Comedy   Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf, G. W. Bailey, George Gaynes, Leslie Easterbrook Pat Proft (script)  
Two stars Beverly Hills Cop 1984 U.S.A. Action comedy Jerry Bruckheimer (prod.) Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton    
Two stars Peking Opera Blues [刀馬旦] 1986 Hong Kong Drama Tsui Hark (prod. & dir.)      
One star Three Amigos 1986 U.S.A. Western comedy

Lorne Michaels (co-prod.), John Landis (dir.)

Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Patrice Martinez Steve Martin (script),
Lorne Michaels (script)
One star Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 U.S.A. Action comedy

Jerry Bruckheimer (prod.)

Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton Eddie Murphy (script)  
One star Burglar 1987 U.S.A. Comedy   Whoopi Goldberg, G. W. Bailey    
One star The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 U.S.A. Comedy   Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley Zucker, Abrams & Zucker (script), Pat Profit (script)  
One star Dead Poets Society 1989 U.S.A. Drama Peter Wier (dir.) Robin Williams    
One star The Hunt for Red October 1990 U.S.A. Suspense   Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin   Based on book by Tom Clancy
One star Hard to Kill 1990 U.S.A. Action   Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, Frederick Coffin    
One star The Naked Gun ​2½: The Smell of Fear 1991 U.S.A. Comedy   Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Robert Goulet David Zucker (script), Pat Profit (script)  
One star Unforgiven 1992 U.S.A. Western Clint Eastwood (prod. & dir.) Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman    
One star Under Siege 1992 U.S.A. Action   Steven Seagal, Erika Eleniak, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey, Colm Meaney    
One star The Firm 1993 U.S.A. Thriller   Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman   Based on book by John Grisham
One star In the Line of Fire 1993 U.S.A. Thriller   Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo Ennio Morricone (music)  
Two stars Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story 1993 U.S.A. Drama   Jason Scott Lee    
Three stars The Crow 1994 U.S.A. Fantasy   Brandon Lee   Based on book by James O'Barr
One star Crimson Tide 1995 U.S.A. Thriller   Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman    
Two stars The Fifth Element 1997 France Science–fiction action thriller Luc Besson (dir.) Bruce Willis, Chris Tucker, Tricky Luc Besson (script)  
One star Absolute Power 1997 U.S.A. Thriller Clint Eastwood (prod. & dir.) Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman    
One star Good Will Hunting 1997 U.S.A. Drama   Matt Damon, Robin Williams    
One star Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 U.K. Action thriller   Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Yeoh    
One star Patch Adams 1998 U.S.A. Comedy drama   Robin Williams    
One star Entrapment 1999 U.S.A. Caper Sean Connery (prod.) Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones    
One star The World Is Not Enough 1999 U.K. Action thriller   Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Denise Richards, Goldie    
Two stars The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 U.S.A. Thriller   Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow   Based on book by Patricia Highsmith
Three stars Dancer in the Dark 2000 Denmark Musical drama Lars von Trier (dir.) Björk Björk (music) Innovative soundtrack
Two stars Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors
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2000 South Korea Drama Hong Sang Soo [홍상수] (dir.)      
Two stars Romeo Must Die 2000 U.S.A. Action Andrzej Bartkowiak (dir.) Jet Li, Aaliyah, Delroy Lindo, DMX, Anthony Anderson    
One star Heist 2001 U.S.A. Action thriller David Mamet (dir.) Gene Hackman David Mamet(script)  
One star Exit Wounds 2001 U.S.A. Action Andrzej Bartkowiak (dir.) Steven Seagal, DMX, Anthony Anderson    
Two stars Ocean's Eleven 2001 U.S.A. Heist Jerry Weintraub (prod.), Steven Soderbergh (dir.) George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, Julia Roberts    
Two stars Infernal Affairs 2002 Hong Kong Thriller   Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang    
Three stars The Five Obstructions 2003 Denmark Documentary Lars von Trier (dir.) Lars von Trier    
One star Men Suddenly in Black
2003 Hong Kong Comedy   Eric Tsang    
One star Shaun of the Dead 2004 U.K. Horror comedy   Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Simon Pegg (script)  
Two stars Kung Fu Hustle
2004 Hong Kong Action fantasy Stephen Chow [周星馳] (prod. & dir.) Stephen Chow [周星馳] Stephen Chow [周星馳] (script)  
One star Ocean's Twelve 2004 U.S.A. Heist Jerry Weintraub (prod.), Steven Soderbergh (dir.) George Clooney, Brad Pitt,  Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon,  Andy García    
One star Be Cool 2005 U.S.A. Comedy–drama   Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, André Benjamin, Dwayne Johnson   Based on book by Elmore Leonard
Two stars V for Vendetta 2005 U.S.A. Fantasy thriller   Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman Andy and Larry Wachowksi (script)  
One star The Boss of It All [Direktøren for det hele] 2006 Denmark Comedy Lars von Trier (dir.)      
One star Hot Fuzz 2007 U.K. Horror comedy   Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Simon Pegg (script)  
One star Ocean's Thirteen 2007 U.S.A. Heist Jerry Weintraub (prod.), Steven Soderbergh (dir.) George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Al Pacino    
One star Ip Man 2008 Hong Kong Action   Donnie Yen    
Two stars Gran Torino 2008 U.S.A. Drama Clint Eastwood (prod. & dir.) Clint Eastwood    
One star Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
2010 Hong Kong Action mystery Tsui Hark (prod. & dir.) Andy Lau    
One star Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol 2011 U.S.A. Action thriller Tom Cruise (prod.), J. J. Abrams (prod.) Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg    
One star The Hunger Games 2012 U.S.A. Science–fiction thriller   Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci   Based on book by Suzanne Collins
Two stars Side Effects 2013 U.S.A. Thriller Steven Soderbergh (dir.) Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones    


Wildly over-rated films (not recommended!)

  • Ocean's Eleven (1960 [original])
  • Mad Max
  • The Taking of Pelham 123 [remake]


Short films


Animated works


Television programmes


Music videos