MovieViews


The MovieMuse Reviews (MovieViews) database is a searchable collection of films that the team have watched. It provides a link to an in-depth review or a short opinion on the film and a rating, as well as a link to the film’s poster or DVD cover. Over time this will build into a comprehensive guide about what to watch and what to avoid.

You can search and sort the list by individual film names, genre, reviewer, score and other variables to inform you on whether a film is worth your time, or to inspire you for your next movie night.

We will also use the database to create periodic lists of the recommended films in all sorts of categories. These lists will be shared on the website and some will even come with a video.

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PosterMovieYearGenreCommentsRating
It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Comedy, Drama, Family Frank Capra's classic tale of a man losing hope and finding redemption in the people around him is often hailed as the best Christmas film ever. I'd wager that you don't need to include the word Christmas in that title. Still an absolute masterpiece. 5
The Public 2018 Comedy, Drama Emilio Estevez puts in a solid shift as writer, director and lead actor in this funny, thought-provoking drama. A lack of story resolution and some superflous plot threads won’t please everyone, but the engaging characters make it enjoyable to watch. 3.5
There's Something About Mary 1998 Comedy, Romance The Farrelly Brothers set the bar for gross-out comedy, with some scenes just awful and others hilarious, but there is also a sweet story at its heart. It may have spawned a sub-genre that is now tiresome but this is one of the best films of its kind. 3.5
Dogma 1999 Comedy, Drama Kevin Smith combines a well-researched religious storyline with his usual pop culture driven script to deliver a witty, thought-provoking comedy that asks a lot of questions about religion but never truly insults it. 3.5
Watchers 1988 Horror, Thriller The story is significantly different from the novel, the creature effects are poor and Haim's transition from carefree teen to resourceful hero is hard to believe, but there are some creepy moments, the dog is adorable and the soundtrack is very good. 2.5
Bill & Ted Face the Music 2020 Comedy, SciFi While the story is heavily derived from the earlier films, this instalment is generally funnier and more heart-warming than its predecessors. A most triumphant end to Bill and Ted's story, despite the final twist being about as predictable as they come. 3.5
Total Recall 1990 Action, SciFi Arnie may have been an A-list star at this point, but this feels like a very expensive B-movie. The story is good but the effects have aged terribly, almost all the supporting cast are poor and the action scenes are unimaginative until the big finale. 3
Stuber 2019 Action, Comedy The heavy promotion of Uber's service is a bit cringeworthy and the story is pretty generic action fare, but there are plenty of jokes, some hilarious excessive violence and the two lead actors make an entertaining odd couple. 3
Sword of Trust 2019 Comedy After a slow start this develops into a bizarre, frequently funny, occasionally intense film that benefits greatly from Marc Maron's acerbic performance whilst also taking time to make fun of nutty conspiracy theorists. 3
Happy Gilmore 1996 Comedy, Sport Adam Sandler is annoying as hell at times but somehow that doesn't stop this being a lot more enjoyable than it probably deserves, with the rags to riches sporting theme and a sweet-natured purpose giving it more credibility than most of his work. 3.5
Dante's Peak 1997 Adventure, Thriller A few cheesy scenes aside, this disaster movie is fairly entertaining with some decent effects, plausible science and reasonable performances from the lead actors, thoughit never quite delivers the big thrills that other movies in this genre have. 3.5
Big 1988 Comedy, Fantasy Hanks is perfect at portraying the wish-fulfilment of a child with an adult’s resources juxtaposed with the loneliness of a child trapped in an adult’s body, and this is surely the reason he was targeted for more serious roles after this great film. 4
National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 Comedy Many comedies from this era have aged badly due to jokes that are now considered insensitive, but Vacation still works thanks to the mostly-innocent humour and remains relevant to anyone that has ever been on a family road trip they’d prefer to forget. 4
First Blood 1982 Action, Thriller The message about treating war veterans more sympathetically gets a little lost amid the violence but that doesn’t stop this being a great film with the highlight being the thrilling chase through the wilderness as Rambo evades his pursuers. 4
An American Werewolf in London 1981 Comedy, Horror A masterful blend of comedy and horror, with almost as many laughs as there are shocks, while Rick Baker’s werewolf transformation sequence still looks incredible. One of the scariest, funniest and saddest horror films you will ever see. 4.5
Stir Crazy 1980 Comedy One of several Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder collaborations and it's clearly designed to showcase them with the story being an afterthought. Pryor's contribution still holds up pretty well but Wilder's antics are pretty annoying and haven’t aged well. 2.5
Twins 1988 Action, Comedy The plot is pretty flimsy but Arnie provides a pretty good comedic performance, ably backed by Devito, and there are a few reasonable action scenes. Not one of the big man's best but still entertaining. 3
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 Action, SciFi A clever story and great action scenes combined with a surprisingly humble performance from Cruise and a badass showing from Emily Blunt all makes for an excellent Sci-Fi thriller which also makes room for some good humour at times. 4
I See You 2019 Mystery, Thriller The cinematography and score are perfect for this type of film but story is all over the place for the first half hour or so. Then there's a twist that cleverly explains everything and things really pick up, though the later twist is far more predictable. 3
Stagecoach 1986 Adventure, Western This light-hearted remake of the 1939 classic primarily serves as marketing for some of the era's biggest names in Country Music and they generally do a decent job, with Willie Nelson the standout thanks to some good comedic moments. 3
Red Lights 2012 Mystery, Thriller How this modestly-budgeted film managed to secure such a high calibre cast is the biggest mystery, but it is well shot with an intriguing premise and is fairly gripping until the lazy twist ending undoes much of the good work done before it. 3.5
Ghostbusters 1984 Comedy, Horror Some of the effects look dated now but this film was never really about them. A brilliantly-written story with some of the finest comedic talent of the era make for one of the iconic 80s movies and a pop culture sensation that endures to this day. 4
Crocodile Dundee 1986 Adventure, Comedy Much of the film is just a sequence of sketches showcasing Paul Hogan, but the surprise is that it has aged pretty well barring a couple of scenes and is far more sensitive and inclusive than you'd expect of a mid-80s comedy starring a brash Aussie. 3.5
Dragnet 1987 Action, Comedy The plot is hit and miss but this is a great 80s comedy with Dan Aykroyd providing the best moments in his role as the straight man, and if nothing else it delivers one of the most finely-crafted punchlines of all time in the final scene. 3.5
Heathers 1989 Comedy, Drama, Thriller If David Lynch had ever done a teen high school comedy then it would probably have turned out like this. Occasional moments of entertainment are cancelled out by equal amounts of weirdness and the whole thing is a little too dark to be enjoyable. 2.5