Good Movies To Watch

moviesThere are a lot of movie review sites, but sometimes I want to watch a good movie that is not a new release or a top blockbuster. The question, “Is there a good method or website that will help find a movie to watch?”

Let me bring in college football to make a point about movie recommendations. Since the NCAA does not currently have a playoff system they average computer rankings with human rankings to determine the best team. I think you can apply the same principal to movie rankings as well.

Human Ranking & Reviews: I think one of the best Movie and DVD review sites is Rotten Tomatoes. Any rating with 40 or more reviews with a score of  75% or more is labeled “Fresh” (see red tomato graphic below). I also like to use the tomato meter to quickly rank recent releases. It is an easy way to get some ideas for a good movie to watch.

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Box Office Sales: Lets face it, money talks! For the most part, if a movie is good it will do well at the box office. Therefore, I also like to look at the top money making movies to determine whether a movie is worth watching.

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In summary the best way to find a good movie to watch is to look at both reviews and how much money the movie made. Any movie that breaks 100 million in domestic (US) box office sales is a pretty good movie as far as money goes. Once a movie passes 200 million in domestic (US) sales then it is a very good movie with respect to total box office revenue!

Good Movies based on Box Office and Reviews

avatarAvatar: A paraplegic ex-marine finds a new life on the distant planet of Pandora, only to find himself battling the planet’s indigenous Na’vi race. Box Office $749,766,139 Tomato Meter 83%

lord-of-the-ringsLord of the Rings, The Two Towers: Frodo and Samwise press on toward Mordor to save Middle Earth from the forces of evil. Box Office $339,789,881 Tomato Meter 96%

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Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl: The Curse of the Black Pearl is the second pirate film based upon the Disney theme-park ride. Box Office $305,413,918 Tomato Meter 79%

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The Incredibles: The Incredibles starts with a former high-profile superhero who has not-so-successfully settled into normal life along with his wife and kids under the watchful eye of the Superhero Protection Program. Box Office $261,441,092 Tomato Meter 97%

 

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