Movie Recommendations: Drama

A History of Violence

A History of Violence

A bloody self defense incident involving a mild mannered man brings his hidden past back to haunt him and his family. Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mario Bello.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Bonster, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

In this futuristic fairy tale, "David", a highly-advanced robotic boy, hopes to become a real boy so that he can win back the affection of the human mother who abandoned him. Like Pinocchio, he goes on a long journey hoping to find his "Blue Fairy," who can make his dreams come true.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Alfie

Alfie

Starring Jude Law, Alfie tells the story of a young man living in New York City and growing up.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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All About Eve

All About Eve

All About Eve is the classic 1950 film about stage actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis) and the young actress, Eve Harrington, who idolizes her (Anne Baxter). Eve places herself deeper and deeper into Margo's life, rising in the ranks of stardom and threatening Margo's relationships with those around her. The film also stars George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and Gary Merrill. The film won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Picture.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Amelie

Amelie

Amelie Poulain, a shy and quirky waitress, sets out on a mission to make others happy and finds love along the way. A French movie released in 2001 starring Audrey Tautou.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Julie, Bonster, Chelsea, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Artist, The

Artist, The

Michel Hazanavicius's silent film is a love letter to silent cinema and classic films. Jean Dujardin stars as George Valentin, a box office superstar who finds his career in decline. Berenice Bejo plays Peppy Miller, whose career is skyrocketing at the same time as Valentin's is falling. Throughout their journey, the two cross paths.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Big Fish

Big Fish

"Big Fish", based on the novel of the same title, follows the life story of Edward Bloom as told through his own eyes. As the older Edward lies dying of cancer, his son William desperately attempts to connect with him and discover the truth behind his tall-tales.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Anna, Holly, Meaghan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Black Swan

Black Swan

Nina is poised to become the featured dancer at the New York Ballet. When she is cast as the lead in Black Swan, she has trouble getting in touch with the black swan portion of the character. She begins to worry that new dancer Lily is seeking to take her place. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, it stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, and Barbara Hershey.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

In the summer of 1963, Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist meet for the first time. The two form a bond, but a relationship between them is forbidden. The movie follows their lives and the progression of their relationship.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Casablanca

Casablanca

The 1943 Academy Award winner for Best Picture tells the story of people trying to flee Europe to America by way of the city of Casablanca in Morocco. Former lover Rick Blaine and Ilsa Laszlo ar reunited as she tries to get out with her husband Victor.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Meaghan, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Closer

Closer

A movie of beginnings and endings that examines some of the worst sides of relationships. Boy meets girl, boy meets someone else, girl meets someone else. Your standard romantic tragedy, starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Bonster, Hoppy, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

A stirring and romantic drama about a Confederate soldier trying to make it home to the woman he loves despite having only spent a limited amount of time with. Stars Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Brendan Gleeson, Kathy Baker, and many others.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Color Purple, The

Color Purple, The

Based on Alice Walker's novel, The Color Purple tells the story of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a poor black girl in the early 1900s, who is married off by her father to the abusive "Mister" (Danny Glover). As Celie's life progresses and through her interactions with Sofia and Shug, Celie becomes more independent.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Constant Gardener, The

Constant Gardener, The

Activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally raped and murdered in Kenya, her companion Dr. Bluhm missing and believed guilty. Her husband, quiet diplomat Justin Quayle, doesn't believe that Bluhm is responsible. As he sets out to find what really happened to his wife he discovers that she was about to expose a plot by the drug companies to test a TB pill on unsuspecting, poor African villagers. Along his journey, he also discovers who his wife really was and falls more in love with her than he was while she was alive. Based on the novel by John Le Carre.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Nicole, Holly, Meaghan, Bonster, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Crash

Crash

Paul Haggis wrote and directed this story of multiple people in Los Angeles and how they react to the people around them of various races and backgrounds.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Bonster, Holly, Brandon, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until love). If he loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar, if he wins, he gets Kathryn. Released in 1999, and starts Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Holly, Chelsea, Morgan, Bonster, Julie, Anna, Brandon, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The

Based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button details the unusual life of the title character. Played by Brad Pitt, Benjamin Button begins his life as an old man and finds himself aging backwards. His curious life brings with it curious problems. Directed by David Fincher and co-starring Cate Blanchett.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan and Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Day Watch

Day Watch

Sequel to Night Watch, Day Watch picks up where the other film left off. Anton has a new protege, Svetlana, who is herself a great light power. There are plots aplenty by leader of the dark forces, Zavulon, which involve Anton's son, Yegor, Anton's neighbors, and Anton himself. And throughout, there is the ongoing mystery of the Chalk of Fate.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Deer Hunter, The

Deer Hunter, The

The Deer Hunter gives a raw account of how a group of Vietnam soldiers are effected after they return to their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suburb from the war in Vietnam.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Departed, The

Departed, The

Leonardo DiCaprio plays an undercover cop who infiltrates mob boss Jack Nicholson's organization, while Matt Damon is the dirty cop providing information to Nicholson from inside the police force. Things get more and more complicated as both the cops and the criminals realize they have a rat in their midst. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie also stars Mark Wahlberg and Martin Sheen.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Hoppy, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls

An adaptation of the Tony Award winning Broadway show, Dreamgirls tells the story of the Dreams, a girl group in the 1960s. Beginning as backup singers for James "Thunder" Early, they rise to fame but at the cost of one of their original members. Starring Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Academy Award winnder Jennifer Hudson.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Education, An

Education, An

Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a precocious 16 year-old living in London. Her father's goal for her is to get good marks and attend Oxford to study English. All of this changes when she's walking home from school on a rainy day and meets the charming David (Peter Sarsgaard). David instantly charms not only Jenny, but her parents as well. As Jenny spends more and more time with David and his friends (Dominic Cooper and Rosamund Pike) she finds herself receiving an entirely different kind of education.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Cate Blanchett plays England's most notorious monarch in her early days as she first takes the thrown until the time she becomes The Virgin Queen.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A man discovers that his ex-girlfriend has undergone a procedure to erase him from her memory, so he decides to have her erased in revenge. Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Wilkinson. Written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Holly, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Garden State

Garden State

Andrew Largeman is a struggling actor in Los Angeles who has been in a medicated haze since he was a child. When he returns home to New Jersey to attend a family funeral, he meets the pathological but free-spirited Sam who changes his life forever. The movie was written and directed by Zach Braff, and Zach stars along with Natalie Portman, Ian Holm and Peter Saarsgaard.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Gift, The

Gift, The

Annie is a psychic who uses her gift to make money so she can care for her three sons after her husband dies. She sees the dead body of a missing girl, Jessica King, and must help the police find the person responsible for her death.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Julie, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Godfather Part II, The

Godfather Part II, The

Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo continue their saga, detailing the life of the Corleone family. The film mixes their present life, as well as telling how Vito Corleone first arrived in the United States and his rise to power.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Godfather, The

Godfather, The

The Godfather saga begins at the wedding of Vito Corleone's daughter. His son Michael arrives after spending time in the Army. As the story continues, Vito begins to give more and more control of his empire to Michael.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Great Dictator, The

Great Dictator, The

Charles Chaplin spoke for the first time in this 1940 film. Chaplin plays the dual roles of the Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, the dictator of Tomania who the barber is mistaken for.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Grindhouse

Grindhouse

Consisting of two films, Grindhouse pays homage to the grindhouse films of the 1970s. Planet Terror, directed by Robert Rodriguez, tells the story of a group of survivors of a biochemical disaster and their struggle to survive. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Death Proof depicts an aging stuntman having a little fun with some girls on the open road. Until he chooses the wrong girls. Stars Rose McGowan, Freddie Rodriguez, Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell, Tracie Thoms and Zoe Bell.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

A very funny and inspiring black comedy cult classic from 1971 about Harold, a young man who drives a hearse and attends funerals for fun, who falls in love with Maude, a 79-year old woman with a unique perspective on life and death.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Julie and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hours, The

Hours, The

The Hours, based on Michael Cunningham's novel of the same name, is a movie about how Virginia Woolf's novel, Mrs. Dalloway, affects three women, including Virginia. It shows us what connects the women to the world around them: their friends and family, their joys, sorrows, and regrets.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Inception

Inception

A team of "extractors" usually hired to steal information from people by entering their dreams is hired to perform "inception," the difficult task of planting an idea in a man's mind and making him believe the idea is truly his own. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, and many more.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Bonster, Meaghan, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The last Indiana Jones film reunites Indy with his father, Henry Jones Sr. when he is kidnapped by Nazis. They want his diary, which contains a map that will lead them to the Holy Grail. Indy and his father embark on a journey to stop the Nazis, while joined by Sallah and Marcus Brody.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Meaghan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

In Indiana Jones' second outing, which takes place before the first, he and his sidekick Short Round are joined by nightclub singer Willie Scott. The three start out in China and find themselves in India after a plane crash. Once there, they have to find sacred stones take from the village where they've been taken in, as well as the village's missing children.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Holly, Hoppy, Morgan, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino tackles World War II with Inglourious Basterds. Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) and his men, known as the Basterds, are dropped into France in civilian clothing on a mission to kill Nazis. The premiere of a Reich produced film offers an opportunity to end the war. Not only are the Basterds on the mission but also a German actress working as a double agent (Diane Kruger) and a French Jew (Melanie Laurent) who witnessed the murder of her family. Right on their trail is Nazi Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz).

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

When money is missing from his family's building and loan George Bailey finds himself wishing he was never born. As he is about to take his own life he meets an angel named Clarence who takes him on a journey to show him what the world would be like if he'd never touched the lives of those he loves.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Holly, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Jarhead

Jarhead

Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and released in 2005.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Hoppy, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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JFK

JFK

Released in 1991 this tells the story of the only trial ever to occur in the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. Directed by Oliver Stone with an all-star cast including Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek and COTWWSB husband Vincent D'Onofrio.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2

Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2

Uma Thurman plays "The Bride", seeking bloody revenge against "Bill" (David Carradine) and his assassins for their ruthless attack on her at a wedding chapel. Kill Bill is the fourth feature film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Though technically one film, it was released in two parts due to its long (3 hour, 46 minute) running time. Volume 1 was released on October 10, 2003 and Volume 2 was released on April 16, 2004.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Chelsea, Bonster, Meaghan, Holly, Kathi, Hoppy, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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King Kong (2005)

King Kong (2005)

Filmmaker Carl Denham is taking his crew, which includes writer Jack Driscoll and actress Ann Darrow, to the mysterious Skull Island in order to shoot their movie. Once there they encounter frightening natives, dinosaurs, giant bugs and a large ape.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. Stars Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger. Directed by Curtis Hanson.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Meaghan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Last Kiss, The

Last Kiss, The

"The Last Kiss" is a contemporary comedy-drama about life, love, infidelity, forgiveness, marriage, friendship...and coming to grips with turning 30. Stars Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck, Blythe Danner, and Tom Wilkinson.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Brandon and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Little Children

Little Children

Stars Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson as two unhappy stay-at-home parents who meet in a local park where their children play and begin having an affair. Meanwhile, a convicted pedophile, played by Jackie Earle Haley, has moved into the neighbourhood, and another neighbour (Noah Emmerich) goes on a crusade to force him out of the area. Jennifer Connelly also stars as Wilson's character's wife. The movie was was directed by Todd Field from a screenplay written by Field and Tom Perrotta, author of the book the movie is based on.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

When a young girl wins a spot in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, her (extremely odd) family packs into their old VW bus and races to drive her to California in time for the competition. Wackiness and family bonding ensues. Stars Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano, and Abigail Breslin.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Hoppy, Julie, Brandon, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Milk

Milk

Harvey Milk, a camera salesman in San Fransisco's Castro district, becomes the first openly gay person elected to public office. He tries to push forth rights for gays in California while facing opposition from his conservative fellow board member. Directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Penn, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin and Victor Garber.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

Penniless writer Christian comes to Paris to write and epxerience love for the first time. Along the way, he gets involved with some Bohemians trying to pitch a show to be performed at the Moulin Rouge. He does indeed fall in love with the beautiful courtesan, Satine. But, their love is doomed from the start as Satine is owned by the Moulin Rouge's patron, The Duke.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Anna, Morgan, Chelsea, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Idealistic Jefferson Smith is appointed to the U.S. senate and finds that Washington D.C. is very corrupt. Instead of going home, faces his oppontents and stands up for what he believes in.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Network

Network

When TV news anchorman Howard Beale suffers a breakdown on air, his situation is exploited by ratings-hungry network executives eager to capitalize on Beale's ability to tap into the general population's feelings of discontent and his newfound status as the mad prophet of the airwaves. Stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Meaghan and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Night Watch

Night Watch

Among normal humans live the "Others", those possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and dark, who abide by a truce. The forces of light govern the day while the night belongs to their dark opponents. In modern day Moscow the dark Others roam while a "Night Watch" of light forces, among them Anton, the movie's protagonist, try to limit the damage they do.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men

When Llewlyn Moss finds $2 million in the middle of the desert and takes it he finds himself being tracked by a vicious killer who will stop at nothing to get the money back. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones and Kelly Macdonald.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Chelsea, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and the crew of the Black Pearl are joined by the resurrected Captain Hector Barbossa. They travel to the ends of the eart and beyond in order to save Jack Sparrow and keep Lord Cutler Beckett from destroying the era of the pirates.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Holly, Bonster, and Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

After Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are arrested, Will has to find Jack in order to save he and Elizabeth from the hangman's noose. Elizabeth soon follows after them and they embark on a journey to find the dead man's chest with Davy Jones following them.

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This movie is recommended by Anna, Holly, Morgan, Bonster, Nicole, Chelsea, Brandon, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The governor's daughter Elizabeth Swann is kidnapped by Captain Barbossa as he and his crew try and lift a curse that fell upon them. Will Turner enlists the help of Captain Jack Sparrow to get Elizabeth back as Jack tries to get his ship back, the Black Pearl, which Barbossa took from him. Based on the Disneyland ride and starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley and COTWWSB mentor Orlando Bloom.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Anna, Nicole, Bonster, Meaghan, Chelsea, Brandon, Hoppy, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Archaeologist Indiana Jones goes on an adventure to Africa at the request of the U.S. government. He's supposed to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis get to it. He's joined by old flame Marion Ravenwood.

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This movie is recommended by Chelsea, Morgan, Julie, Holly, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Rear Window

Rear Window

Photo journalist L.B. Jeffries is stuck in his apartment with a broken leg and spends his time spying on his neighbors. He begins to suspect one neighbor of murdering his wife and sets about trying to prove it.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Bonster, Meaghan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Nicole, Brandon, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Saved!

Saved!

Mary's boyfriend Dean has just told her that he is gay. In the perfect Christian world she has grown up in, this is a problem. Mary thinks that Jesus has come to her in a vision and told her that she just do everything she can to help Dean. As a result she finds herself pregnant after Dean's parents send him away. Mary must now spend her senior year of high school as an outcast, spending time with bad girl Cassandra and Roland while school saint Hilary Faye tries to save her soul.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Hoppy, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit

Released in 2003 and nominated for a Best Picture Oscar that year, Seabiscuit tells the true story of the underdog horse who became a champion and an inspiration to millions of downtrodden Americans. Stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, William H. Macy, and Elizabeth Banks. Written and directed by Gary Ross.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Bonster, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Serenity

Serenity

Based on Joss Whedon's short lived series Firefly, Serenity follows the crew aboard the Firefly class ship as they protect one of their own from the Alliance.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Julie, Holly, Nicole, Anna, Bonster, Hoppy, Kathi, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Jamal Malik, a slumdog from Mumbai, has just won 20 million rupees on Who Want to Be a Millionaire?. The police believe he has cheated and as he explains his story, his life is explained and the real reason for his appearance on the show is revealed. Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Morgan and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3

The third movie in the Spider-Man series finds Peter Parker facing his own dark side when a symbiote attaches itself to his costume, bringing out the worst parts of his nature. Peter is also having problems in his relationship with Mary Jane and dealing with a host of new villains: the New Goblin (Harry Osborn), the Sandman, and, eventually, Venom.

Recommendations

This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Stardust

Stardust

Young Dunstan Thorn crosses the wall and nine months later a baby boy is delivered to him. His son Tristran grows up and falls in love with the beautiful Victoria. He promises her he will cross the wall and find a star they saw fall to prove his love for her. He manages to cross and finds himself on an adventure beyond his wildest dreams.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

This 1989 movie is based on a true incident of screenwriter Harling's mother and sister. The story is set in a small-town beauty shop near New Orleans, and spans several years in the lives of the shop's owner and her customers.

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This movie is recommended by Bonster, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Superman Returns

Superman Returns

After trying to find out what happened on his home planet on Krypton, Superman has returned to Earth five years later. Though he is the same, the world around him as changed. Lois Lane has a five year old son and Lex Luthor has been let out of prison and is up to no good.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Anna, Hoppy, Nicole, Bonster, Holly, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Having trouble sleeping, Travis Bickle decides to take a job as a taxi driver. As he drives throughout New York City in the middle of the night he sees the problems befalling the people. When he meets a young prostitute named Iris, he decides it's his job to help clean up the city.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

In 1970, young Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan travels to Uganda looking for adventure as a doctor at an aid hospital. He arrives the day Idi Amin takes over as president in a coup. Garrigan meets the new president and is asked to become his personal physician. He accepts the job and as time goes on he witnesses the conditions in Uganda worsen as Amin becomes more and more brutal. Starring Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington and Gillian Anderson.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview, an oilman, arrives in a small Southern California town to drill for oil and his presence has an effect on everyone around him. Based on Upton Sinclair's Oil!, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Based on the novel by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird tells the story of Depression era attorney Atticus Finch as he defends a black man wrongfully accused of rape. The story is told through the eyes of his young daughter Scout as Atticus tries to teach his children about prejudices.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Told from the perspective of Mark "Rentboy" Renton, the movie follows the lives of young people in Scotland and their addiction to heroin. Based on a novel by Irvine Welsh and directed by Danny Boyle, the movie stars Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller.

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This movie is recommended by Anna, Holly, Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Tree of Life, The

Tree of Life, The

Terrence Malick's sweeping film stars Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain as a couple in the 1950's trying to raise their three sons. The film takes the viewer through a non-linear journey about life, love, and death.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Trouble With Harry, The

Trouble With Harry, The

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead many people think they killed him. Mrs. Rogers, Captain Wiles and Ms. Gravley all believe themselves to be responsible for Harry's death and with the help of artist Sam Marlowe, they conspire to hide Harry's body.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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V For Vendetta

V For Vendetta

In post-war England, a mysterious stranger known as V rescues a girl named Evey and fights against the totalitarian government.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan, Brandon, Meaghan, Holly, Julie, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

Reporter Arthur Stuart is assigned to investigate the staged murder of 70's glam rocker Brian Slade. Through Arthur's own recollections, and the stories of others, we follow the rise and fall of Brian Slade and learn about his relationship with another rockstar, Curt Wild.

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This movie is recommended by Meaghan, Bonster, Hoppy, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Waitress

Waitress

Jenna (Keri Russell) is an unhappily married waitress who specializes in making pies. When she finds out she is pregnant she tries to find happiness by having an affair with a married man.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Bonster, Julie, and Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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West Side Story

West Side Story

Winner of 10 1961 Academy Awards, West Side Story sets the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet in 1960s Manhattan. The Jets and the Sharks are at war and former Jet, Tony has fallen in love with Puerto Rican girl Maria, whose brother is a Shark. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris.

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This movie is recommended by Morgan and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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X-Files Movie, The

X-Files Movie, The

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth. Released in 1998, this feature film is set between seasons 5 and 6 of the television show.

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This movie is recommended by Holly, Nicole, Meaghan, Bonster, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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