A “small” and non-exhaustive list of my favorite full-featured movies, TV shows and short movies; ordered alphabetically. Constantly updated (March, 2019).

Rating system: In my humble opinion, those movies are all 1010 (IMDB stars) so in order to implement a rating system I will additionaly rate them 15. A movie with a 1 personal rating is not a bad movie, just means I’ve enjoyed it more than Titanic or the newest shield-throwing love-making silly-talking superhero flick.

Warning The page contains lots of images and no IMDB links.


After the Dark

After the Dark
At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.
Year: 2013
Director: John Huddles
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 2

Altered States

Altered States
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Year: 1980
Director: Ken Russell
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 3

A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day
A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.
Year: 2015
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

Apocalypto

Apocalypto
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
Year: 2006
Director: Mel Gibson
Genre: Action
Rating: 2

Arrival

Arrival
A linguist is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecrafts land around the world.
Year: 2016
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 4

Astronaut - The Last Push

Astronaut - The Last Push
When a tragic accident cuts short the first manned mission to explore life on the moons of Jupiter, Michael Forrest must make the 3 year journey home to Earth in pure solitude.
Year: 2012
Director: Eric Hayden
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 4

Blindness

Blindness
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness.
Year: 2008
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

Bobby

Bobby
The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.
Year: 2006
Director: Emilio Estevez
Genre: Drama
Rating: 5

Children of Men

Children of Men
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Year: 2006
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 3

City of God

City of God
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Year: 2002
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Year: 2012
Director: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski
Genre: Action
Rating: 4

Devil’s Pass

Devil's Pass
A group of 5 students go the location of the infamous "dyatlov pass incident", to make a documentary but things take a turn for the worse to reveal the secrets as to what happened there.
Year: 2013
Director: Renny Harlin
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 1

Dirty Weekend

Dirty Weekend
Colleagues Les and Natalie are delayed in the Albuquerque airport. Restless, irritated, and unable to stand the service workers he meets at every turn, Les heads downtown. Natalie refuses to leave his side and discovers that his supposedly aimless wandering has more of a point than he is willing to admit.
Year: 2015
Director: Neil LaBute
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 4

Disconnect

Disconnect
A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.
Year: 2012
Director: Henry Alex Rubin
Genre: Drama
Rating: 5

Dredd

Dredd
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
Year: 2012
Director: Pete Travis
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 1

Dune

Dune
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
Year: 1984
Director: David Lynch
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 4

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Year: 2004
Director: Michel Gondry
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 5

East of Eden

East of Eden
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
Year: 1955
Director: Elia Kazan
Genre: Drama
Rating: 2

Event Horizon

Event Horizon
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
Year: 1997
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 5

eXistenZ

eXistenZ
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.
Year: 1999
Director: David Cronenberg
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 3

Fists of Legend

Fists of Legend
Three old friends and rivals get set to face off on a TV program billed as "The Greatest Fight Show on Earth".
Year: 2013
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
Genre: Action
Rating: 1

Flags of our Fathers

Flags of our Fathers
The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.
Year: 2006
Director: Clint Eastwood
Genre: Drama
Rating: 2

Frank Herbert’s Children Of Dune

Frank Herbert's Children Of Dune
The twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis ("Dune") and the rest of the universe.
Year: 2003
Director: Greg Yaitanes
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 2

Frank Herbert’s Dune

Frank Herbert's Dune
A three-part miniseries on politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah. Based on Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel.
Year: 2000
Director: John Harrison
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 2

Giant

Giant
Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
Year: 1956
Director: George Stevens
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Year: 1997
Director: Gus Van Sant
Genre: Drama
Rating: 5

Hackers

Hackers
Hackers are blamed for making a virus that will capsize five oil tankers.
Year: 1995
Director: Iain Softley
Genre: Drama
Rating: 1

Human

Human
A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human.
Year: 2015
Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Genre: Documentary
Rating: 3

Inception

Inception
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Year: 2010
Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 5

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Year: 2007
Director: Sean Penn
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 5

James Dean

James Dean
A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his personal life, most notably the difficult relationship with his father.
Year: 2001
Director: Mark Rydell
Genre: Biography
Rating: 1

Kill Command

Kill Command
Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines.
Year: 2016
Director: Steven Gomez
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 1

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
Year: 2005
Director: Ridley Scott
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 2

Letters From Iwo Jima

Letters From Iwo Jima
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Year: 2006
Director: Clint Eastwood
Genre: Drama
Rating: 5

Love

Love
A man spends years alone on a space station orbiting Earth after losing communication with Houston/Earth. Time is spent on maintenance, exercise, watching old messages and reading a journal by a soldier in the American civil war 1864.
Year: 2011
Director: William Eubank
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 5

Mars et Avril

Mars et Avril
Based on an acclaimed graphic novel, Mars & Avril is set in Montreal of the future, at the dawn of the first human landing on Mars, and tells the story of a musician who becomes obsessed with his muse.
Year: 2012
Director: Martin Villeneuve
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 5

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Year: 2015
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

Memento

Memento
A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.
Year: 2000
Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 3

Moon

Moon
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Year: 2009
Director: Duncan Jones
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 3

Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
Year: 2009
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 5

Nebraska

Nebraska
An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
Year: 2013
Director: Alexander Payne
Genre: Drama
Rating: 2

Point Break

Point Break
An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.
Year: 1991
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 2

Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche
Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Year: 2013
Director: David Gordon Green
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

Realive

Realive
Marc is diagnosed with a disease and is given one year left to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first man to be revived in history. It is then he discovers that the love of his life, Naomi, has accompanied him this entire time in a way that he'd never expected.
Year: 2016
Director: Mateo Gil
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 5

Rebel Without A Cause

Rebel Without A Cause
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.
Year: 1955
Director: Nicholas Ray
Genre: Drama
Rating: 5

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
Year: 2000
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Year: 2012
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 1

Solaris

Solaris
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
Year: 1971
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 4

Some Freaks

Some Freaks
A charming romance develops between a boy with one eye and an overweight girl, though when she loses her weight after going to college, their relationship is tested in devastating ways they never dreamed would happen.
Year: 2016
Director: Ian MacAllister McDonald
Genre: Drama
Rating: 3

Sunshine

Sunshine
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.
Year: 2007
Director: Danny Boyle
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 4

The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna
Two veteran salesmen dissect a sales pitch to a particular client, through their young protégé.
Year: 1999
Director: John Swanbeck
Genre: Comedy
Rating: 3

The Hero

The Hero
An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.
Year: 2017
Director: Brett Haley
Genre: Drama
Rating: 2

The Liability

The Liability
When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy.
Year: 2012
Director: Craig Viveiros
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 1

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
Year: 1960
Director: John Sturges
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 4

The Man From Earth

The Man From Earth
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.
Year: 2007
Director: Richard Schenkman
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 5

The Man From Earth - Holocene

The Man From Earth - Holocene
A 14,000-year-old college professor notices that he has finally started showing signs of aging. Meanwhile, four of his students get suspicious of him and start investigating his past.
Year: 2017
Director: Richard Schenkman
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 2

The Matrix

The Matrix
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Year: 1999
Director: Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 3

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded
Following the events of The Matrix, Neo and the rebel leaders estimate they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
Year: 2003
Director: Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 2

The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Year: 2003
Director: Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 3

The Promise (WuJi)

The Promise (WuJi)
Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision.
Year: 2005
Director: Kaige Chen
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4

The Ring of the Nibelungs

The Ring of the Nibelungs
The legend of Siegfried and Brunhild, loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas and the pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs outlined in the Nibelungensaga.
Year: 2004
Director: Uli Edel
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 1

The Road

The Road
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.
Year: 2009
Director: John Hillcoat
Genre: Adventure
Rating: 5

The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea
After a tragic incident, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies.
Year: 2001
Director: D.J. Caruso
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

These Final Hours

These Final Hours
A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.
Year: 2013
Director: Zak Hilditch
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 4

The Signal

The Signal
On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.
Year: 2014
Director: William Eubank
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 4

The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited
Through a chance encounter, two men of opposing ideologies deliberate spiritual, philosophical, and profound matters in a New York City apartment.
Year: 2011
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

The Time Machine

The Time Machine
Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Year: 2002
Director: Simon Wells
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 3

The Vessel

The Vessel
Ten years after a tsunami destroyed a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school's remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.
Year: 2016
Director: Julio Quintana
Genre: Drama
Rating: 5

They

They
A psychology student finds all her childhood fears and phobias becoming real after a traumatic event.
Year: 2002
Director: Robert Harmon
Genre: Horror
Rating: 5

Twelve Monkeys

Twelve Monkeys
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Year: 1995
Director: Terry Gilliam
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: 5

Watchmen

Watchmen
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Year: 2009
Director: Zack Snyder
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come
Chris Nielsen dies in car crash one night, and then goes to Heaven. Later, his widow Annie commits suicide, unable to overcome her loss. Chris descends into Hell to save her.
Year: 1998
Director: Vincent Ward
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 3

TV Shows


Babylon 5

Babylon 5
Year: 1994-1998
Creator: J. Michael Straczynski
Genre: Sci-Fi

Farscape

Farscape
Year: 1999-2003
Creator: Rockne S. O'Bannon
Genre: Sci-Fi

M.A.S.H.

M.A.S.H.
Year: 1972-1983
Creator: Larry Gelbart
Genre: Drama

Midnight Caller

Midnight Caller
Year: 1988-1991
Creator: Richard Di Lello
Genre: Drama

Third Watch

Third Watch
Year: 1999-2005
Creator: Edward Allen Bernero and John Wells
Genre: Drama

Short Movies


Happiness

Happiness
Year: 2017
Director: Steve Cutts
Genre: Animation

In-Shadow: A Modern Odyssey

In-Shadow: A Modern Odyssey
Year: 2017
Director: Lubomir Arsov
Genre: Animation
Website: inshadow.net

Lila

Lila
Year: 2014
Director: Carlos Lascano
Genre: Adventure