The Last King of Scotland
(2006) R
Forest Whitaker stars in an Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning role as brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in this drama. During an African medical mission in the 1970s, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) impresses Amin by acting swiftly in a crisis. Installed as the dictator's personal physician soon thereafter, Garrigan enjoys the perks of his new position, until he begins to become aware of Amin's inhumanity -- and his own complicity.

Genre:Biographies
This movie is:Suspenseful, Gritty, Emotional, Dark
The Last Run
(2004) R
When his gorgeous girlfriend breaks his heart, good guy Steven Goodson (Fred Savage) turns to the dark side and sets out to sleep with as many women as possible. But when he meets a beautiful schoolteacher who insists on taking it slow, Steven must learn to keep his libido in check and connect on a deeper level. Directed by Jonathan Segal, this charming romantic comedy also stars Amy Adams (Junebug) and Steven Pasquale (TV's "Rescue Me").

Genre:Indie Comedies, Romantic Comedies
This movie is:Romantic, Steamy
The Last Sin Eater
(2007) PG-13
Ten-year-old Cadi Forbes (Liana Liberato) lives in an 1850s Appalachian community proud of its faith and its ability to keep secrets close to home. Wracked with guilt over the tragic death of her little sister, Cadi seeks out the only person she believes can help her -- The Sin Eater (Peter Wingfield). Michael Landon Jr. directs and Henry Thomas and Oscar winner Louise Fletcher star in Brian Bird's screen adaptation of Francine Rivers's novel.

Genre:Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Indie Dramas
This movie is:Sentimental, Inspiring, Dark
The Libertine
(2004) R
Johnny Depp portrays 17th century poet John Wilmot in this provocative period piece. Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester, received posthumous acclaim for his sexually overt poetry, but his womanizing ways garnered the most attention during his brief life. His rakish adventures include attempting to kidnap the woman he would eventually marry, constantly angering the king and wooing actress Elizabeth Barry. Samantha Morton and John Malkovich co-star.

Genre:Biographies, Period Pieces, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
This movie is:Raunchy, Dark
The Longest Yard
(2005) PG-13
It's the inmates vs. the guards in this remake of the hit 1974 comedy. While doing time in the Big House, pro quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) persuades fellow convict and former gridiron coach Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds) to prepare a group of jailbirds for a match against the screws. But Paul, Nate and the rest of the team are in for a little surprise when game time rolls around. Chris Rock, James Cromwell and Michael Irvin costar.

Genre:Sports Stories, Football, Sports Comedies
This movie is:Raunchy, Gritty, Goofy
The Lookout
(2007) R
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Scott Frank makes his directorial bow in this intelligent crime thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Chris Pratt, a down-and-out janitor with memory problems recruited by bank robbers planning a heist. The ensemble cast includes Jeff Daniels as a blind man who helps Chris remember what's important, with Matthew Goode and Isla Fisher playing the parts of the con artists who exploit him.

Genre:Crime Thrillers, Heist Films, Mystery
This movie is:Suspenseful, Gritty
Ultraviolet
(2006) UR
When a vampirelike disease begins infecting the human population -- giving the afflicted enhanced intelligence, fantastic stamina and lightning-fast speed -- the world quickly divides into those who have it and those who don't. Believing the infected to be a menace to society, the government seeks to wipe them out. But can one woman with the disease (Milla Jovovich) help save an infected child (Cameron Bright) from cruel and unusual punishment?

Genre:Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Uncommon Valor
(1983) R
Col. Jason Rhodes (Gene Hackman) is on a mission to find his missing son in this powerful action-packed adventure. For over 10 years, Rhodes has been living a nightmare searching for his son who is MIA in Vietnam. After useless appeals to the government, Rhodes takes matters into his own hands. With the financial backing of a Texas oil tycoon (Robert Stack) and the help of his son's Marine buddies, Rhodes prepares to carry out a daring task.

Genre:Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Military & War Action
This movie is:Sentimental, Gritty
Underworld: Evolution
(2006) R
Working together to expose the truth about their bloodlines, vampire warrior Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and werewolf hybrid Michael (Scott Speedman) learn the backstory to the ongoing conflict between the patrician Death Dealers and the barbarous Lycans. Len Wiseman helmed this atmospheric sequel to his 2003 debut film, Underworld, with Bill Nighy reprising his role as the father of modern-day vampires.

Genre:Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Vampires, Werewolves
This movie is:Suspenseful, Exciting, Dark, Violent
United 93
(2006) R
Re-creating the harrowing events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 in actual time, documentary filmmaker Paul Greengrass (with a Best Director Oscar nod) presents the unforgettable drama of Sept. 11, 2001, as experienced by those on board and by those watching in horror on the ground. This compact yet powerful story follows a disparate group of strangers that bands together for a common purpose, risking their lives so that others might live.

Genre:Dramas Based on Real Life
This movie is:Suspenseful, Exciting, Emotional, Dark
Unknown
(2006) NR
A seemingly disparate group of men awake together in a locked-down warehouse in the middle of the desert with no knowledge of who they are or how they ended up in their present situation. Despite their shared amnesia, the men must work together to figure out who's who in order to avoid execution. Director Simon Brand weaves this tension-filled thriller that's elevated by a seasoned cast of actors including Greg Kinnear and Joe Pantoliano.

Genre:Crime Thrillers, Mystery
This movie is:Suspenseful, Gritty, Exciting
Unrest-After Dark Horror Fest (2006)
V for Vendetta
(2005) R
From the pages of David Lloyd and Alan Moore's groundbreaking graphic novel springs the enigmatic "V" (Hugo Weaving of The Matrix), a masked freedom fighter who's taken up arms against the totalitarian government in a futuristic Britain. Finding an unlikely ally in a young woman named Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), V urges the citizenry to fight the oppression of the state. John Hurt and Stephen Rea also co-star.

Genre:Sci-Fi Thrillers, Political Thrillers, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy
This movie is:Suspenseful, Exciting, Dark, Violent
Vacancy
(2007) R
A young couple (Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson) stranded at an isolated hotel are shocked to find that their room is wired with video equipment -- but their anger turns to terror when they realize that they may become the star attractions in a snuff film. As the two struggle to escape, they find evidence that the murderous filmmakers have been producing these twisted movies for quite some time. Frank Whaley also stars.

Genre:Slashers and Serial Killers, Psychological Thrillers
This movie is:Suspenseful, Scary, Exciting, Dark
Venom
Backwater
(2005) R
Exploring the murky swamps outside New Orleans, a mixed group of young people (including Agnes Bruckner, Method Man, Bijou Phillips, Meagan Good and Jonathan Jackson) don't expect to have company. But then, they meet Mr. Jangles, a madman who's possessed by 13 unlucky souls killed by a voodoo priestess and who now spends his time hunting victims. With each new body, he adds a key to his ring of death -- and an extra jangle to his calling card.

Genre:Supernatural Horror, Slashers and Serial Killers, Teen Screams
This movie is:Suspenseful, Scary
 
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