Sean Penn

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
IMDb: 7.3
124 min

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum , Dr William Minor.

The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie
IMDb: 6.3
97 min

An island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

The Gunman

The Gunman

The Gunman
IMDb: 5.8
115 min

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country\'s minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier\'s search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story

Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story

Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story
IMDb: 6.7
60 min

Twenty years ago, a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling book and movie “Into the Wild.” Now, PBS retraces Chris McCandless’ steps to try to piece together why he severed all ties with his past, burnt or gave away all his money, changed his name and headed into the Denali Wilderness. McCandless\' own letters, released for the first time, as well as new and surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of a story that has become part of the American literary canon and compels so many to this day.

The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles

The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles

The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles
IMDb: 8.6
110 min

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles\' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, this magnificent star-studded tribute salutes the Fab Four. Appearing with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were guest musicians Joe Walsh, Gary Clark, Jr., Stevie Wonder, The Eurythmics, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Dave Grohl, Katy Perry, Peter Frampton, and more.

Genre: Music
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
IMDb: 7.3
114 min

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Genre: Best 2013
The Human Experiment

The Human Experiment

The Human Experiment
IMDb: 6.8
91 min

A documentary that explores the potential dangers of toxic chemicals in consumer products and the recent spike in unexplained health phenomena.

Genre: Documentary
Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad

Gangster Squad
IMDb: 6.7
113 min

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place
IMDb: 6.7
118 min

A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father\'s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.

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The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life
IMDb: 6.8
139 min

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

Fair Game

Fair Game

Fair Game
IMDb: 6.8
108 min

Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie\'s secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie\'s career and personal life begin to unravel.

Milk

Milk

Milk
IMDb: 7.5
128 min

The story of California\'s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and old, straight and gay, alike – at a time when prejudice and violence against gays was openly accepted as the norm.

Genre: Best 2008
What Just Happened

What Just Happened

What Just Happened
IMDb: 5.6
104 min

During the course of an ordinary week in Hollywood, movie producer Ben (Robert De Niro) must navigate his way through shark-infested waters as he struggles to complete his latest projects. A demanding studio boss (Catherine Keener) demands extensive changes to a movie starring Sean Penn, while another chief won\'t greenlight a project unless star Bruce Willis shaves his beard. Meanwhile, Ben tries to reconcile with his wife and maintain a relationship with his young daughter.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis
IMDb: 8.0
95 min

In 1970s Iran, Marjane \'Marji\' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah\'s defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.

The Interpreter

The Interpreter

The Interpreter
IMDb: 6.4
128 min

After Silvia Broome, an interpreter at United Nations headquarters, overhears plans of an assassination, an American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate.

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

The Assassination of Richard Nixon
IMDb: 6.9
95 min

It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes and comes up with the President of the United States who he plans to murder.

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
IMDb: 7.7
98 min

Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Genre: Documentary
Mystic River

Mystic River

Mystic River
IMDb: 7.9
138 min

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

21 Grams

21 Grams

21 Grams
IMDb: 7.6
124 min

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever.

Genre: N/A
I Am Sam

I Am Sam

I Am Sam
IMDb: 7.7
132 min

Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam\'s limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

Dogtown and Z-Boys

Dogtown and Z-Boys

Dogtown and Z-Boys
IMDb: 7.7
91 min

Dogtown and Z-Boys follows the evolution of skateboarding from the 60\'s and into the late 70\'s as skateboarding\'s california beach boy image is transformed into a low-riding surf oriented style.

Genre: Documentary
Before Night Falls

Before Night Falls

Before Night Falls
IMDb: 7.2
134 min

Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro\'s Cuba.

Sweet and Lowdown

Sweet and Lowdown

Sweet and Lowdown
IMDb: 7.2
95 min

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich
IMDb: 7.7
113 min

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it\'s mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line
IMDb: 7.6
170 min

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.

Hurlyburly

Hurlyburly

Hurlyburly
IMDb: 5.9
122 min

Based on a play by David Rabe, Hurlyburly is about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes, whose dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they\'re peddling to the studios.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
U Turn

U Turn

U Turn
IMDb: 6.8
125 min

When Bobby\'s car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he\'s encountered. After becoming involved with a young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband.

The Game

The Game

The Game
IMDb: 7.8
129 min

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

She’s So Lovely

She’s So Lovely

She’s So Lovely
IMDb: 5.9
100 min

Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and is put in a psychiatric institution. Ten years later, Eddie is released and finds that Maureen has divorced him and is remarried with three children, one of whom is his little girl Jeanie. Eddie goes to reclaim his wife

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking
IMDb: 7.5
122 min

A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.

Carlito’s Way

Carlito’s Way

Carlito’s Way
IMDb: 7.9
144 min

A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.

State of Grace

State of Grace

State of Grace
IMDb: 7.2
134 min

Terry Noonan returns home to New York\'s Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie\'s sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

We’re No Angels

We’re No Angels

We’re No Angels
IMDb: 6.2
106 min

Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

Casualties of War

Casualties of War

Casualties of War
IMDb: 7.1
113 min

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.

Colors

Colors

Colors
IMDb: 6.8
120 min

A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.

At Close Range

At Close Range

At Close Range
IMDb: 7.0
111 min

Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia\'s most notorious crime families during the 1970\'s. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... and ultimately, murder.

The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman

The Falcon and the Snowman
IMDb: 6.8
132 min

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Racing with the Moon

Racing with the Moon

Racing with the Moon
IMDb: 6.7
108 min

Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, believing her to be wealthy. Mischievious and irresponsible, Nicky gets into trouble which forces the other two to become involved, testing their relationship, as well as the friendship between the boys.

Genre: Drama, Romance
Crackers

Crackers

Crackers
IMDb: 5.2
98 min

Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey\'s shop while the owner is out of town. During the elaborate planning process, Dillard falls for a Hispanic woman, the sister of a friend. Also, Boardwalk is assigned to case a local apartment, where he meets and falls for the maid. Amidst all these romantic hijinks, Weslake puts together a burglary plan, which is executed by the makeshift gang.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Bad Boys
IMDb: 7.2
104 min

Mick O\'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a rite of passage and respect is measured in vengeance.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
IMDb: 7.2
90 min

Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held by Jeff Spicoli, a perpetually stoned surfer dude who faces off with the resolute Mr. Hand, who is convinced that everyone is on dope.

Taps

Taps

Taps
IMDb: 6.8
126 min

Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.