Recommended Movies from one Middle-aged Man to Another

How often do you go back and ask yourself, “What was the name of that movie?”.  Here is my list of recommended movies from one middle-aged guy to another middle-aged guy. If you are looking for a great date night movie or just to get an idea of what you may have missed from the box office, give my list a look.  After all, you may be surprised by the number of great movies out there that you have never heard of.

I admit, this list is a bit eclectic, and please do not use it as a baring of who I am, or my intellect, however, a good movie, or in some cases, not so good movie, are great ways to take a break from life.  This list is a combination of movie theater visits, Netflix streams, On Demand Rentals, basically, you name it.


Kids Movies

Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Epic (2013)
Frozen (2013)
Hop (2011)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Ice Age 4 Continental Drift (2012)
The Croods(2013)
The Lego Movie (2014) – I fell asleep 1/2 through the first attempt
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Not just for Kids

12 Years a Slave (2013)
21 & Over (2013)
21 Jump Street (2012) DVDRip
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
About Time (2013)
American Hustle (2013)
Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome (2012)
Captain America The Winter Soldier (2014)
Chef (2014)
Delivery Man (2013)
Django Unchained (2012)
Elysium (2013) [1080p]
Ender’s Game (2013)
Fast And Furious 6 [2013]
Flight (2012)
G I Joe Retaliation (2013)
Gangster Squad (2013)
Gone Girl (2014) – I enjoyed the book immensely, equally as impressed by the movie.
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters (2013)
Identity Thief (2013)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Les Misérables (2012) – I did find myself fast forwarding through some songs
Life of Pi (2012)
Lincoln (2012)
Lone Survivor (2013)
Looper (2012)
Man of Steel (2013)
Oblivion (2013) [1080p]
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Pacific Rim (2013)
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Project X (2012)
Prometheus (2012)
Red 2 (2013)
Red Dawn (2012)
RoboCop (2014)
Rush (2013)
Seven Psychopath (2012)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Skyfall (2012)
Snitch (2013)
Spring Breakers (2012)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Star Wars Episode II Attack Of The Clones (2002)
The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014)
The Book Thief [2013]
The Butler (2013)
The Hobbit (2012)
The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Hunger Games Catching Fire (2013)
The Internship [2013]
The Lifeguard (2013)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013
The Wolverine (2013)
The Host (2013)
The Lone Ranger (2013)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) – I normally do not like Leonardo DiCaprio movies, however, he impressed me in this one.

Last updated May 2015