127 Hours (2010)

Title: 127 Hours

Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Director: Danny Boyle

Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn

Summary: A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Rated: Bittersweet


White Oleander (2002)

Title: White Oleander

Genre: Drama

Director: Peter Kosminsky

Starring: Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Zellweger

Summary: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Rated: Bittersweet, Reader Poll

Drag Me To Hell (2009)

Title: Drag Me To Hell

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Director: Sam Raimi

Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long

Summary: A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Creepytastic

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

Title: Repo! The Genetic Opera

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Starring: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Alexa Vega

Summary: A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Rated: Bittersweet

Insidious (2010)

Title: Insidious

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Director: James Wan

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins

Summary: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Creepytastic

The Machinist (2004)

Title: The Machinist

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director: Brad Anderson

Starring: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Summary: An industrial worker who hasn’t slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

Rated: Confusing

I’ll Be There (2003)

I'll Be There (2003)Title: I’ll Be There

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance

Director: Craig Ferguson

Starring: Craig Ferguson, Charlotte Church, Jemma Redgrave, Imelda Staunton, Anthony Head

Summary: An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair.

Rated: Happy