The problem with seeing a really great film like Meek's Cutoff is that it makes the crap you watch afterwards seem all the stinkier.
Like Brandon, I was disappointed in The Thief of Baghdad (1940). The girls liked it, so I can at least share that it works as a children's movie.
The American is also disappointing. It's another entry in a long line of "one last job" hit men movies. It does have a strong opening and a few nice touches with the priest. Overall, it offers nothing new and no particular reason why we should care about this man getting a new chance. Clooney does do a nice job looking tired of it all.
BSG S1E2 "Water" shares the central plot problem of Meek's Cutoff. We're lost with a vague direction of where we're going and we're desperately in need of water.
BSG S1E3 "Bastille Day" offers a nice little affirmation of the Rule of Law. The script is a bit too on the nose at times.