Synopsis: Cloverfield follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character.
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Matt Reeves
Production: Paramount
  5 wins & 27 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

It's 6:
42 a.m.

Beth's Dad's place.

He's out of town.

And it's already a good day.


-Rob, what are you doing?


-Well, then stop.



-Stop it.

She's shy.

I could just see this

ending up on the lnternet.

Well, fine, cover up. See if I care.

-I'm interested in other things.

-Like what?

Like you.

-Oh, man.

-That was close.

Do it really... I'm scared of it.

-It's only 30 minutes out.

-Shut up. I've never been.

You've never been to Coney Island?

Oh, how have you

never been to Coney Island?

I don't know, I just... I've never been.

Oh, that's... It's so much fun.

I'm taking you. We're going.

Oh, my God.

You're so excited about this.

-Yeah, I can't wait to...

-Give me this.

What are you doing? What?

Oh, all right. Well,

then from the neck up, okay?

That's the only way I consent to this.

Oh, please, Rob,

nobody's paying for that online.

You've never been to, have you?

-Okay. What else?

-What else, what?

Other than cotton candy

and Tilt-A-Whirls?

-What do you want to do today?

-If I answer that...

-All right, is this thing on?

-Look out!

Babe, it's not my camera.

I don't know if it's the on button

or the zoom button.

All right. Here, here, here.

I think I got it. Is this on?

Oh, perfect. And now we can have

a nice record of you getting run over.

Is that funny?

What time is everybody

starting to show up?

-It's getting late here.

-A couple hours.

-That's why we have to hurry.

-Where are we going?

We're going... We're just going

around the corner to the store!

I want you to go around

with your brother's camera

and get testimonials from everyone.

Why? I mean,

it's not like this is a wedding.

I know it's not a wedding.

I said like a wedding.

I can't get this.

I don't get... I mean,

I don't understand why I have to do it.

'Cause, I mean, I don't...

I don't even know how to work this...

-That's what I think is gonna happen.

-No, I'm not!

-You totally are. You...

-You have no clue!

Okay, well, let me ask you a question.

Can you see me through the viewfinder?

Yeah. Got you.

Good. Now can you see me trying

to carry these bags all by myself?

You're doing a great job.

Here, practice doing two things at once.

-That's good! That was good.

-Thank you.

I'm not lugging this thing around

-all night long.

-He is your brother.

This is important. Stop freaking out.

I understand that, Lily, but it's a sh*t job!

-No, it isn't.

-Yes, it is! I'm not doing it!

Jason, I have been planning this

for two weeks!

-All I want you to do is help me.

-Okay, babe, babe.

Okay. All right? I'll do it. It's fine.

I really pissed her off.

Babe, come on.

I was just kidding! Come on!

Hud? Hud, listen to me.

I got a job for you.

I already have got a job.

-I'm doing the sign, so...

-Yeah, no. I see that,

but this is more important than the sign.

You know how, like, at weddings,

people give testimonials

to the camera, right?


All right. You're gonna take the camera

and just, you know, go around the party

and film people wishing Rob good luck.

I don't know, man.

-That's a lot of responsibility.

-This is important.

And then you have

to do it the whole night...

And Marlena's gonna be here.

-She is?

-Oh, yeah. She is.

-So you're gonna take that.

-Oh, hold on.

-And you're gonna talk to her...

-I didn't...

-For Rob.

-I didn't say I would do it.

-Just try it out.

-All right, I'll do a few.

You can, just do mine...

-Are you ready?

-Yeah, go.

All right.

Rob, I don't even know what to say, bro.

Best of luck in Japan.

I love you so much,

and I'm proud of you.

-That's it.

-That's it?

-Yeah. Easy enough.

-Yeah. It's actually kind of fun.

-You enjoy it, Hud.

-Thanks, man.

Yeah, I'm doing...

Hey, what's up, man?

Hey, guys? Hey.

-What do we say?


Bon voyage, Rob.

Or however you say that in Japanese.

Yeah, good.

Oh, yeah, all right. Oh, yeah...

-Hud, what are you doing?

-I'm documenting the night.

But I thought I asked Jason to do that.

Oh, yeah, well, Jason asked me to do it,

so I've been doing it.

I've been doing it really well.

Well, are you gonna

take it seriously, though?

Because it's really important.

No, of course. I've been taking it

really, really seriously.

-Very seriously.

-You promise?

Yeah, you wanna do

your testimonial now?


-Yeah, do it right now.


Okay, just open up to him,

'cause this is gonna be

-the last thing he sees you...

-Okay, Hud, I got it.

Robert Hawkins,

I can't believe you're leaving me

to look after your brother by myself.

Oh! Easy, easy. I mean

I'm obviously standing right here...

And I know we're not officially family,

yet, but...

-Not fair, 'cause I'm gonna...



-I'll cut him out later.

But I think of you as my brother,

and I hope you think of me as a sister.

So, you better call us.

Now that you have this job,

you can afford to call us, so...



Yeah, sorry. No, you're good.

You're good. You're good.

-That was good!

-That's it?

I thought that was really, really good.

Yeah, but you weren't even paying

attention for...

Okay. Okay, you can do this.

Yeah. You got this, man. You got this.

-What's up, man?

-Hey, what's up, dude?

What's up?

Excuse me! Hey, Marlena?

-Hey, what's up?

-Hi. Hi.

Hey, did you know that I'm going around

the party and I'm...

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Drew Goddard

Andrew Brion Hogan Goddard (born February 26, 1975) is an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer. He began his career as a writer on numerous acclaimed television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and Lost. Goddard received further recognition for writing the successful monster horror film Cloverfield (2008) and the action horror film World War Z (2013). Goddard made his directorial feature film debut with the horror-comedy film The Cabin in the Woods (2012). In 2015, Goddard wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed science fiction film The Martian, for which he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He then directed the mystery thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018). more…

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