Freddy Got Fingered 4.1
Julien Donkey Boy 6.0
No film in my Top 100 has less than a 6.5 on IMDb.
The only films in my Top 250 that have sub-6.5 scores are Gummo (6.1), Morvern Callar (6.4), Birth (6.0) and Hélas pour moi (6.3).
Rated 10/10 by me:
What can I say, I love trashy movies.
I think that the lowest rated film I like is “Carnosaur 3” with 2.5 score on IMDB (7/10 from me).
Last I checked Demonlover was about a 5. A literal love it or hate it situation.
But I’m not going to check right now to see what it’s at.
Gilles Groulx’s final masterpiece (Au pays de Zom), which inspired my username, has an incomprehensible 5.2 out of 10, it certainly deserves a lot more.
Francis Ford Coppola’s neat little horror flick Dementia 13 only has a 5.6 score. Even more puzzling is the 6.3 for his delightful You’re a Big Boy Now.
Giuseppe Vari, a.k.a. the most underrated spaghetti western director, has a few gems of low-budget genre film making that deserve way more than what they currently have (particularly L’ultimo killer, Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo and Un buco in fronte).
Speaking of spaghetti western, Io non perdono… uccido (one of the few times where the English title is better than the Italian one ; Phaedra West) also deserves better. Ditto for two or three Corbucci.
I guess the list could go on and on, but that’s off the top of my head.
I’m still of the opinion that Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Hollow Man’ is fabulously misunderstood pulp masterpiece, and that only gets a 5.6 by the good people of IMDB. Jonathan Glazer’s ‘Birth,’ as was already stated is at 6.0 and I maintain that if you detach yourself from everything Stallone was trying to do with the movie, ‘Rocky IV’ is one of the most blistering satires of Reaganite America there is.
“Saratoga Trunk” gets a 6.2. It stars Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper directed by the super right wing Sam Wood and it was based on an Edna Ferber potboiler. It has the craziest supporting cast which includes Flora Robson in blackface, Curt Bois (“Caught,” “Wings Of Desire”), Jerry Austin, a little person, and the magnificent Florence Bates. Bergman is great, Robson is beyond belief and the whole movie is entertaining in the extreme.
I watched Henry Hathaway’s “The Black Rose” starring Tyrone Power the other day. It’s no great work of art, but I found it a rather engaging film, and was surprised to see it only had a 6.0 imdb rating.
Danger: Diabolik 6.3
Hercules in the Haunted World 6.3
Tres tristes tigres 6.2
Calling Dr. Death 6.0
Dark at Noon 5.7
Caluga o menta 4.9
Santo vs. the Vampire Women 2.6
Plus many trashy old thrillers and horrors.
I seem to like a lot of the ‘70s disaster films more than the imdb-rating public. Both Earthquake (1974, 5.6) and Two Minute Warning (1976, 5.9) have an Altman-esque approach to narrative, combined, of course, with all the disaster film ingredients. That’s a winning combination! :-) I also found a lot to like about Robert Wise’s The Hindenburg (1975, 6.0). I don’t think any of them are masterpieces of cinema or anything, but I do like them quite a bit, and much prefer them to Airport or Towering Inferno. My favorite disaster film is Frankenheimer’s Black Sunday, which just barely clears the 6.5 threshold.
From a totally different genre and era, The Sin of Harold Diddlebock is one of my favorite Preston Sturges films, and that rates exactly a 6.5 on imdb.
The Brown Bunny – 5.0
Boarding Gate – 5.2
Twentynine Palms (Dumont) – 5.2
Szamanka – 5.4
The Cars that Ate Paris – 5.4
L’amour braque – 5.5
King Lear (Godard) – 5.5
Zardoz – 5.6
How I Won the War – 5.6
Battle in Heaven – 5.6
Last Days – 5.7
Lady in the Water – 5.7
The Gold Diggers (Potter) – 5.7
Pola X – 5.8
Fidelity (Zulawski) – 5.8
The Iron Rose – 5.8
Archipelago – 5.8
Reincarnation (Shimizu) – 6.1
Trouble Every Day – 6.1
Solaris (Soderbergh) – 6.2
Code 46 – 6.3
Falling Leaves – 6.3
Helas pour moi – 6.3
Universal Soldier: Regeneration is at 5.5. What a misunderstood film.
Full Frontal (2002)
Better Things (2008)
Radio On (1980)
Some Voices (2000)
Morvern Callar (2002)
Disco Pigs (2001)
Flyboys checks in at exactly 6.5. I thought it was good old fashioned Hollywood fun.
Jeepers Creepers only gets a 5.8 for some reason.
Up the Academy 4.1
Battle for the Planet of the Apes 5.0
They probably deserve those ratings, but I love them nonetheless.
6.4 Bye Bye Monkey (1978)
6.3 – Hélas pour moi (1993)
6.21 – Changing Times (2004)
6.10 – Green Card (1990)
5.36 – Hello, Goodbye (2008/I)
1.(6.41) – Déjà Vu (1997)
2.(6.30) – Eating (1990)
3.(6.14) – Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
4.(6.12) – Sitting Ducks (1980)
5.(6.11) – Festival in Cannes (2001)
6.(5.97) – Always (1985)
7.(5.91) – Venice/Venice (1992)
8.(5.79) – Tracks (1977)
9.(5.77) – Someone to Love (1987)
10.(5.60) – Going Shopping (2005)
11.(5.48) – A Safe Place (1971)
12.(5.46) – Babyfever (1994)
13.(5.26) – Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)
14.(4.95) – New Year’s Day (1989)
15.(4.56) – Irene in Time (2009)
16.(4.31) – Hollywood Dreams (2006)
too many to name. About as many as Rotten Tomatoe films under 50 percent.
The Brown Bunny 5.0Battle in Heaven 5.6
Some people react very angrily toward these two, and if ya ask me it has little to do with the quality of the films.
El Pico 2: 5.9
Perros callejeros: 6.0
What I posted in a similar thread a few months back (though it was just below 7 stars):
“Bad Lieutenant: PoC-NO
Shadow of the Vampire
The Door in the Floor
The New World
The Mosquito Coast
They All Laughed
And here are some that I would not recommend as highly as the above, generally because its has been a long time since I’ve seen them and/or do not remember them well, but rated them 8 or higher on IMDB:
My Beautiful Laundrette
Shadow of the Vampire
Rachel Getting Married
Prairie Home Companion
Muppets Take Manhattan
The Good Shepherd
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
The Fabulous Baker Boys
The King of Marvin Gardens
For Your Consideration
Margot at the Wedding
The Illustrated Man
And there are a bunch of guilty pleasure-ish movies that I gave high scores, like:
BIll and Ted’s Bogus Journey
Interesting that aside from Uncle Boonmee, there were no foreign films rated below 7 that I rated higher than an 8. In fact, the only foreign films that IMDB has rated below 7 that I’ve seen are Uncle Boonmee, Crimes of Father Amaro, Beyond the Clouds and How Much Do You Love Me. I definitely lean towards English-speaking films, but I’ve seen a pretty good amount of foreign film for the average film enthusiast. Wonder what this means."
FILMS WITH BELOW SEVEN STARS ON IMDB THAT FILM ENTHUSIASTS SHOULD BE SURE NOT TO OVERLOOK
A few recent films off the top of my head:
Funny Games (2007) 6.4
Duplicity (2009) 6.3
Humpday (2009) 6.0
How Do You Know (2010) 5.3
Rampart (2011) 5.9 *"Love" might too strong an adjective in this case, but this by no means deserves a 5.9.
A lot, truly. But I’ll limit it to films from my Top 100
Miami Vice -6.0The 13th Warrior -6.3The Yards -6.4New Rose Hotel -4.5Basic -6.3Halloween II (2009) -4.8Showgirls -4.2
Really U.S. heavy. I guess I have a thing for films U.S. critics pan. Either way, the films listed above and those like them are the reason I don’t take mainstream critics seriously.
Way too many.
The biggest tragedies I’ve seen here so far are Helas Pour Moi, Miami Vice, Showgirls, and New Rose Hotel.
The Crazy-Quilt (1966) (6.4)Duvidha (1973) (6.5)Donkey in a Brahmin Village (1978) (6.5)Nightfall (1999) (5.7)
There’s not much to be honest (most seem to between 7.0 and 8.0) but The Mosquito Coast has 6.5
Changes in the Village 6.0Between Two Worlds 6.2Duvidha 6.5Utopia 6.1
does IMDB rank Movies for you automatically when u rate them??
Miami Vice 6.0
How did I miss this?! I just found a trailer–– it looks really badass!
My roommate rarely wants to watch movies that get below 6.5 on imdb… which always makes me mad, but I guess he’s usually right!
Cannibal Holocaust, for sure.
The Addiction (1995)
The Crazies (1973)
Hawk the Slayer (1980)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
I Come with the Rain (2008)
Morvern Callar (2002)
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
Valhalla Rising (2009)
Gotta love Charles Denner in Landru