31 March 2012

Top 5 Movies Seen in March

At the end of every month I will post my top 5 list of movies seen that month.

This has been a okay month for me. I haven't found too many new favorites but a lot of decent movies.
This is how my ratings has been distributed in March:

As you can see I've watched a lot of movies, and especially rated a lot of them between 5 and 7. I consider a movie I rate 5 to be okay, and a movie I rate 7 to be good. It depends a little on the expectations too of course, if I rate a movie rated 8,3 on IMDb 6 it's probably a disappointment.

Top 5 Movies I've seen in March

1. Celda 211 (2009)

Director: Daniel Monzón
Genre: Action, Drama
Sub-genre: Prison

2. The Help (2011)

Director: Tate Taylor
Genre: Drama
Sub-genre: Injustice

3. Frequency (2000)

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Sub-genre: Time Travel

4. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Director: Robert Aldrich
Genre: Drama, Horror, (Black Comedy)
Main theme: Jealousy

5. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Director: Arthur Penn
Genre: Crime, Biography
Sub-genre: Bank robbery

Celda 211 was a great movie about a prison riot. Great story and acting and the only movie this month that entered my Top 100 list on IMDb. The prison sub-genre is one of my favorites so it's no big surprise I liked this one.
The Help was a movie about the situation of the colored population and especially the maids in the 60s America. I thought, as Emma Stone was in it, it was going to be a comedy not in my taste, but I was wrong. I obviously hadn't read too much about the plot before watching.
Time Travel is something of a favorite sub-genre for me too, so it came as no surprise that I did like Frequency. It was a really interesting story which kept me entertained until the end.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? was a great movie. I consider it mostly to be a comedy and a drama about jealousy, although it has horror elements.
Bonnie and Clyde is one of the better bank robbing movies I have seen, and a true classic.

This months biggest dissapointment: The Maltese Falcon
I really tried to like it, but I couldn't.

This months biggest surprise: The Help
I didn't expect such a well-made and serious film.


  1. I wasn't too impressed by Celda 211 which I saw just a couple of days ago. I liked the ending, but there was just too much throughout the movie that just didn't sit well with me. Of the newer prison movies, I'd have to say Felon (2008) was a good one and worked much better for me.

    The Help was pretty good, but not great. Octavia Spencer was a treat to watch though.

    I haven't seen Frequency in a very long time, but remember it being good. If you like time travel, watch Timecrimes (I've recommended it in another comment as well).

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a nice "chiller" with two good performances by two veteran actresses.

    Bonnie and Clyde, I don't know, but I wasn't too impressed by it when I saw it many years ago. Definitely a film I need to revisit.

    Btw, nice idea with the top 5 and I'll be sure to keep visiting. Also visit me at: moviesnoir.blogspot.com

  2. Thanks for your opinion!
    I was too entertained by Celda to think 100 % objectively, which seldom happens. :)

    I have Heard of Felon and will consider watching it soon. I'll also watch Timecrimes in the coming days.

    Thanks, I'm glad you find it interesting, I will check out your blog now!

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