Smack destiny in the face.

For Rod Kimball, performing stunts is a way of life, even though he is rather accident-prone. Poor Rod cannot even get any respect from his stepfather, Frank, who beats him up in weekly sparring matches. When Frank falls ill, Rod devises his most outrageous stunt yet to raise money for Frank's operation -- and then Rod will kick Frank's butt.

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Popular Lists

  • Gummo
  • House
  • Forbidden Zone
  • Don't Look Now
  • El Topo

Weirdo Watchlist

Movies that are slightly off.

  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Atonement
  • Blue Valentine
  • Burn After Reading

All My Favorites (2000-present)

in alphabetical order
definitely not a complete list

  • Magnolia
  • The Straight Story
  • The Witch
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Pain & Gain


annual attempt to reduce my favorite films to a rigid hierarchical structure

in no particular order