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U-571 (2000) - ***
U-571 is a quality addition to the submarine genre. They're on a mission to recover an enigma decoder from a stranded German U-Boat. It deals some of the typical issues involved in life on a submarine and at sea in general. And this movie particularly focuses on the relationship between the captain (Bill Paxton) and the XO (Matthew McConaughey) and the critical differences in their jobs. Harvey Keitel is great in his supporting role as the Chief.
Rank: #8 in
2000, #5 Submarine Movie

Undisputed (2002) - **
I was pretty disappointed by this movie. The prison, Sweetwater, is pretty much a completely innacurate portrayal of prison life. Wesley and Ving performed okay, but the script was lacking, unbelievable, and seemed a bit sloppy.

Urban Cowboy (1980) - ***
John Travolta, the biggest honkeytonk in the world, and a mechanical bull...what more can you ask for!? Yeah, you're probably not going to get many surprises or deep meaning in this one. Yet, I have always found it fairly enjoyable to watch this redneck romance. Bud (Travolta) and Sissy (Debra Winger) meet at Gilley's and fall in love. They have all the difficulties you might expect a hardcore redneck couple to have. The honkeytonk scenes are fun with dancing, mechanical bull riding, and -of course- the required brawls. It has a good, 1980 country soundtrack, featuring "Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places", "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", and "Hello Texas" by Jimmy Buffett. Break out your cowboy boots and have a boot-scootin' boogie!
Rank: #10 in
1980

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