My Favorite Movies (No particular order)by amostills | created - 04 Aug 2011 | updated - 04 Aug 2011 | Public
30 Movies I can watch over and over again and never get tired of.
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1. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 548,047 | Gross: $27.00M
Probably the most visually amazing movie ever made. The way Ridley Scott creates mood and atmosphere literally sucks you into the film.
2. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 546,787 | Gross: $85.16M
James Cameron at his best... Aliens fully understands all the elements of great popcorn entertainment: Action, humor, characters, as well as a meticulously crafted story.
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.
Votes: 941,474 | Gross: $290.48M
My Favorite Star Wars Film.
4. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 828,286 | Gross: $210.61M
This movie really has something for everyone... If you haven't seen Back to the Future, please do so now.
5. Dirty Harry (1971)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.
6. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 642,253 | Gross: $78.90M
A visually stunning, terrifying, and innovative sci-fi masterpiece.
7. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
Votes: 292,960 | Gross: $13.78M
8. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
Votes: 328,837 | Gross: $1.59M
Sure, this is sort of a cliche choice, but Orson Welles really was the master of visual storytelling.
9. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,150,150 | Gross: $100.13M
Much like Ridley Scott, David Fincher knows how to use a damn camera.
10. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
Votes: 234,580 | Gross: $162.83M
Tim Burton at his quirky, messed up best. Not a great Batman film, but definitely a great Tim Burton film.
11. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,861,777 | Gross: $534.86M
This is the Batman film fans always wanted.
12. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 137,383 | Gross: $134.22M
The Superhero film that set the standard for all others to follow.
13. Gran Torino (2008)
R | 116 min | Drama
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
Votes: 616,645 | Gross: $148.10M
14. Unforgiven (1992)
R | 130 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
Votes: 308,101 | Gross: $101.16M
A old-fashioned, emotional story about criminals, violence and the ol' west. Thanks Clint.
16. Minority Report (2002)
PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
Votes: 434,906 | Gross: $132.07M
17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
Votes: 732,023 | Gross: $248.16M
One of the best action movies ever made. (drops mic)
18. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.
Votes: 164,431 | Gross: $9.93M
1984 on crack. Brazil is also a courageous, and uncompromising look at a certain potential threat.
20. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.
Votes: 823,276 | Gross: $204.84M
21. The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Votes: 141,873 | Gross: $54.46M
James Cameron's underwater 2001... How does that not sound amazing?
22. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
PG | 107 min | Horror
Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.
23. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.
Votes: 34,018 | Gross: $5.62M
24. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,475,180 | Gross: $107.93M
Quentin Tarantino's best film. However, Hopefully he'll try and tell a story in the near future.
25. F for Fake (1973)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary about fraud and fakery.
Orson Welles himself unravels what we think is "art"
26. Evil Dead II (1987)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
Votes: 124,882 | Gross: $5.92M
27. Wall Street (1987)
R | 126 min | Crime, Drama
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Votes: 127,338 | Gross: $43.85M
A pulpy, popcorn drama that essentially defines the 1980s
28. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 497,032 | Gross: $83.47M
The production values of Apocalypse Now are INSANE. Why? Because the people who made it were INSANE.
29. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
30. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.
Votes: 150,295 | Gross: $5.89M