About Only Good Movies

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm
By Shane Rivers

Only Good Movies was first established in 1999 with the following in mind: people want to read about and purchase good movies, not bad ones. We cut through all the junk out there and only review good films.

We currently have several hundred titles in our Good Movies database. All are separated into one of four genres, Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama and Science Fiction. You can browse through these categories or use our search feature to find a title or actor you’re looking for. We’re adding about two new titles per week to our database.

You can also find about more about our movie critics here:

Buying Movies From Us

After previewing the services of many online movie sales outlets, Only Good Movies has decided to partner with amazon.com. It is our considered opinion that amazon.com offers the widest selection of DVD and VHS titles at competitive prices while offering superior customer service. Only Good Movies does not stock and ship movies ourselves. To purchase DVDs or VHS from our site, you’ll need to establish an account with amazon.com. click here to set up an account now. Each movie review we post includes a link to amazon.com’s item page for that title.

To learn about shopping with us, visit our shopping area.

Our Reviews and Ratings

Only Good Movies reviews and ratings exist on a sliding scale, meaning we consider the genre of the film, compare it to similar films, as well as considering the overall movie experience of the film. As an example: The Shawshank Redemption (Drama, 4 3/4 stars) may be a better movie than Arthur (Comedy, 5 stars). But Arthur is as good as a comedy gets, so it receives the highest rating. This is how we justify giving 10 Ten Things I Hate About You three stars. (For the sake of everyone’s sanity, no comparison need be made between this film and The Shawshank Redemption.)

Here’s a handy guide to our star rating system:

Five Star MoviesNear Perfect
Four Half Star MoviesSuperior
Four Star MoviesHighly Recommended
Three Half Star MoviesHigh Quality
Three Star MoviesGood
Two Half Star MoviesFair
Two Star MoviesSlightly Fair
One Half Star MoviesSlightly Poor
One Star MoviesPoor

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The Only Good Movies Staff

See also:
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