I'm forever telling my friend Joel about amazing films/shows he needs to watch only to be snubbed.
So I decided to create a public list to try and get him to watch some awesome films/shows.
9.4/10 rating | 2008
A struggling chemistry teacher turns to a life of crime with the aim of providing for his family's future.
8.7/10 rating | 2009
At ISIS, an international spy agency, global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other.
8.3/10 rating | 2009
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
7.4/10 rating | 2003
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
7.6/10 rating | 2009
In an alternate 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.
7/10 rating | 2008
A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
8.5/10 rating | 2000
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
8.5/10 rating | 2012
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
7.1/10 rating | 1997
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.
7.8/10 rating | 2010
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
8.2/10 rating | 2011
Cullen Bohannan, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US...
8.7/10 rating | 2004
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.
6.6/10 rating | 1987
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.
6.1/10 rating | 1989
A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.
8/10 rating | 2009
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
3/10 rating | 1997
World famous pop group The Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.
8.9/10 rating | 1993
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
8.7/10 rating | 1999
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
6.6/10 rating | 2004
5 years after Pitch Black, the wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.
7.1/10 rating | 2000
A group of marooned space travelers struggle for survival on a seemingly lifeless sun-scorched world.
8.2/10 rating | 2003
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
8.6/10 rating | 1991
The cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor is dead, and another T-101 must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced Terminator, the T-1000.
8.5/10 rating | 1986
The planet from has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
7.8/10 rating | 1987
A team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.
8.5/10 rating | 2006
An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.
8.3/10 rating | 1995
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
8.2/10 rating | 2008
Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.
8.2/10 rating | 1997
Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
8.6/10 rating | 2001
The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives.
8.9/10 rating | 2013
A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.
7.7/10 rating | 2006
King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
7/10 rating | 1991
An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.
7.1/10 rating | 2004
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
6.4/10 rating | 2001
A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world's greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.
7.8/10 rating | 1999
Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.
6.8/10 rating | 2010
A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
8.6/10 rating | 2013
The story of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to 15 months in prison after she is convicted of a decade old crime of transporting money for her drug dealing girlfriend (Laura Prepon).