Top Movies that Were Made During My Lifetime

by hiddenagenda1 | created - 28 Apr 2011 | updated - 29 Jun 2015 | Public

I was born in 1985.

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1. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice (Natalie Gregory) is in Looking Glass Land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky (Tom McLoughlin), a monster that appears due to her being afraid.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Natalie Gregory, Sheila Allen, Sharee Gregory, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,686

10/10

2. Haven (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

Based on the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Colm Feore, Henry Czerny, Sheila McCarthy

Votes: 401

10/10

3. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,406,557 | Gross: $448.14M

10/10

4. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror

86 Metascore

A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 175,833 | Gross: $0.92M

10/10

5. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

PG | 130 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

44 Metascore

A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis

Votes: 193,247 | Gross: $234.91M

10/10

6. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,675,108 | Gross: $107.93M

10/10

7. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 392,157 | Gross: $107.10M

10/10

8. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Votes: 406,321 | Gross: $137.40M

10/10

9. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 278,306 | Gross: $181.17M

10/10

10. Mermaids (1990)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling

Votes: 26,609 | Gross: $35.42M

10/10

11. Hide and Seek (2000 Video)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A desperate, childless couple kidnap a pregnant woman and lead her husband to believe that she is dead.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly, Bruce Greenwood, Vincent Gallo

Votes: 2,004

10/10

12. Gross Misconduct: The Life of Brian Spencer (1993 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama, Sport

A look into the life of troubled former hockey player Brian Spencer, who got into problems both on the ice and off because of his temper. The film also has a close focus on Spencer's father... See full summary »

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Daniel Kash, Peter MacNeill, Linda Goranson, Doug Hughes

Votes: 248

10/10

13. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 205,976 | Gross: $11.99M

10/10

14. The Game (1997)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Votes: 319,233 | Gross: $48.32M

10/10

15. Hidden Agenda (1999)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A young medical student travels to Berlin to investigate the apparent death of his brother and discovers a secret life of espionage, betrayal and murder at the highest levels.

Director: Iain Paterson | Stars: Kevin Dillon, Andrea Roth, J.T. Walsh, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 353

10/10

16. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 626,577 | Gross: $132.09M

10/10

17. Fall Down Dead (2007)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

In a big American city, the serial killer The Picasso Killer is terrorizing the dwellers and the police department does not have lead to find him. The bartender Christie Wallace dreams on ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Keeyes | Stars: Dominique Swain, Mehmet Günsür, Udo Kier, David Carradine

Votes: 904

10/10

18. The Rescue (1988)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of kids venture into enemy territory in an ambitious attempt to rescue their Navy Seal fathers who were captured during a failed mission in North Korea.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Kevin Dillon, Christine Harnos, Edward Albert, Ellen Barber

Votes: 1,053 | Gross: $5.86M

10/10

19. Casino Jack (2010)

R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

51 Metascore

A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Ruth Marshall

Votes: 16,250 | Gross: $1.04M

10/10

20. The Tuxedo (2002)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

30 Metascore

A hapless chauffeur must take a comatose Secret Agent's place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.

Director: Kevin Donovan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs, Debi Mazar

Votes: 74,139 | Gross: $50.55M

10/10

21. Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen

Votes: 96,205 | Gross: $30.88M

10/10

22. The Frozen Ground (2013)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

37 Metascore

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Director: Scott Walker | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris

Votes: 52,645

10/10

23. Critical Mass (2001)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

Jeffers works security at a nuclear power plant. The plant is being decommissioned, and a politician is touring the plant and videotaping his comments regarding the closing. A terrorist ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Treat Williams, Udo Kier, Lori Loughlin, Blake Clark

Votes: 381

10/10

24. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 32,483 | Gross: $10.36M

10/10

25. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

27 Metascore

A ship sails into Brooklyn with all its crew dead. But something gets off and the killing continues on land. The vampire is looking for a specific woman - half-human, half-vampire. Rita's the cop detective investigating the many killings.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 20,114 | Gross: $19.75M

10/10

26. Flowers in the Attic (1987)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother.

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, Jeb Stuart Adams

Votes: 8,731 | Gross: $15.15M

10/10

27. Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)

R | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Neal Oliver, a very confused young man and an artist (played by James Marsden) takes a journey of a lifetime on a highway I60 that doesn't exist on any of the maps, going to the places he never even heard of, searching for an answer and his dreamgirl.

Director: Bob Gale | Stars: James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Kurt Russell, Matthew Edison

Votes: 27,924

10/10

28. A Town Without Christmas (2001 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Family

In the small town of Seacliff, Wash., a child's letter to Santa Claus captures the nation's attention. When the little boy, Chris, writes that he wishes to leave this world so he will no longer be a burden to his divorcing parents, a race begins to find him before he harms himself.

Director: Andy Wolk | Stars: Patricia Heaton, Rick Roberts, Ernie Hudson, Isabella Fink

Votes: 712

10/10

29. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 609,109 | Gross: $85.16M

10/10

30. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 540,432 | Gross: $136.03M

10/10

31. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

89 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 922,376 | Gross: $46.84M

10/10

32. The People Under the Stairs (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer

Votes: 28,837 | Gross: $24.20M

10/10

33. Wolf (1994)

R | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 49,654 | Gross: $65.01M

10/10

34. Killing Moon (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A mysterious disease threatens airline passengers.

Director: John Bradshaw | Stars: Kim Coates, Daniel Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller, Daniel Kash

Votes: 383

10/10

35. Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)

PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

To keep the loyalty of a village during the Vietnam war, a U.S. Army officer and his unit struggle to deliver it a live elephant.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Danny Glover, Ray Liotta, Denis Leary, Doug E. Doug

Votes: 8,032 | Gross: $24.70M

10/10

36. Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

This is the story of Alan Freed. He was working as a DJ in Cleveland, Ohio, and he discovered how amazing R&B or Rhytym & Blues is, however, the music is considered to be "BLACK" music. So,... See full summary »

Director: Andy Wolk | Stars: Judd Nelson, Mädchen Amick, David Gianopoulos, Daniel Kash

Votes: 421

10/10

37. Let Me In (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Votes: 107,991 | Gross: $12.13M

10/10

38. My Soul to Take (2010)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey

Votes: 18,683 | Gross: $14.64M

10/10

39. Going Back (II) (2001)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, War

A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jaimz Woolvett, Bobby Hosea, Joseph Griffin

Votes: 611

10/10

40. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 120,049 | Gross: $38.18M

10/10

41. New Year's Eve (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

22 Metascore

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 77,212 | Gross: $54.54M

10/10

42. Bone Daddy (1998)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A pathologist's book about his work is a good recipe for sick people.

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Barbara Williams, R.H. Thomson, Joseph Kell

Votes: 1,107

10/10

43. Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

52 Metascore

Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Oscar Steer

Votes: 25,512 | Gross: $29.20M

10/10