THE Movies To See Before You Dieby jbullman-57007 | created - 06 Mar 2018 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
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1. 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: 943,540 | Gross: $210.61M
Not a single scene is boring, not a single moment is dull. One of the most widely recognised films in history, one of the most widely acclaimed scores and one of the most exciting movies ever made.
2. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 1,852,696 | Gross: $292.58M
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,519,805 | Gross: $315.54M
The first part in what is officially my favourite movie.
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Votes: 1,360,166 | Gross: $342.55M
Helm's Deep, just, oh my god.
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,504,059 | Gross: $377.85M
The epic conclusion to my favourite movie. Featuring the single coolest moment in film history, absolute perfection in every way.
6. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Votes: 442,515 | Gross: $32.39M
The most relatable movie ever made. Period. And also one of the most quirky. My personal favourite rom-com.
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
Votes: 817,753 | Gross: $248.16M
THE classic 80s movie. One of the greatest and exciting movies ever made. Harrison Ford’s greatest character stands the test of time in film quality entertainment and adventure.
8. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 641,599 | Gross: $28.26M
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 829,981 | Gross: $34.40M
Jim Carey's best movie and greatest performance. One of the most devastating and beautiful movies ever made. Full of fantastic story-telling and a beating emotional core.
10. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 93 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 592,043 | Gross: $16.50M
This movie will make you laugh, feel sad, feel depressed, disturbed, happy and triumphant. All mixed together for a truly satisfying and fantastic adrenaline ride.
11. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 2,113,390 | Gross: $28.34M
One of the single greatest movies ever, with THE most emotionally satisfying movie ending ever.
12. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster & his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,652,893 | Gross: $107.93M
If you haven't seen this movie, you have to, and you'll never stop loving it.
13. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Votes: 338,968 | Gross: $435.11M
If you're not boiling your eyes out by the end, what's wrong with you?
14. The Incredibles (2004)
PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
Votes: 606,756 | Gross: $261.44M
15. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 786,096 | Gross: $154.06M
One of the greatest action movies ever to grace the screen ever.
16. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible robot is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against sentient machines, while a human soldier from the same war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Votes: 733,981 | Gross: $38.40M
17. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 914,209 | Gross: $204.84M
18. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.
Votes: 271,232 | Gross: $38.18M
How can you not love this. It's fantastic.
19. Sing Street (2016)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Votes: 75,225 | Gross: $3.24M
This movie is awesome. Great soundtrack, fantastic story and feel-good tone all around.
21. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,127,964 | Gross: $322.74M
22. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Votes: 787,903 | Gross: $402.45M
23. In Bruges (2008)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
Votes: 363,234 | Gross: $7.76M
Not for the faint of heart, this may be one of the funniest movies ever made. Incredibly well told story, great dialogue and Colin Farrell's greatest performance possibly ever.
24. The Nice Guys (2016)
R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.
Votes: 242,353 | Gross: $36.26M
25. Casino Royale (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 541,440 | Gross: $167.45M
Bond at his best. Intense, awesome and devastating, exactly what makes this so fantastic.
26. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Votes: 1,042,909 | Gross: $116.90M
27. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
Votes: 206,840 | Gross: $47.00M
One of the scariest movies ever made. And one of the most rewatchable.
28. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 262,079 | Gross: $103.05M
29. The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.
Votes: 477,038 | Gross: $121.66M
30. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Votes: 408,877 | Gross: $176.24M
31. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
Votes: 580,974 | Gross: $227.47M
32. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.
Votes: 474,483 | Gross: $176.76M
Great origin story and a great set up for what's to come.
33. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.
Votes: 391,574 | Gross: $208.55M
Fantastic story regarding humans and apes with empathetic reasons for each side of the story.
34. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.
Votes: 203,970 | Gross: $146.88M
Exceptional conclusion and a blockbuster that is rarely seen in this day and age; bleak, poignant, deep and a absurdly great character piece.
35. Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.
Votes: 713,753 | Gross: $274.09M
The perfect definition of intense.
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
Votes: 522,494 | Gross: $42.34M
37. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
Votes: 203,055 | Gross: $4.24M
So under-appreciated in its outrageously witty screenplay, story and career defining performances. This is downright hilarious
38. Platoon (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Votes: 353,152 | Gross: $138.53M
This isn’t just a Vietnam movie. It’s THE Vietnam movie. Heartbreaking and harrowing, it’s one that everyone should see.
39. Short Term 12 (2013)
R | 96 min | Drama
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
Votes: 73,504 | Gross: $1.01M
An emotionally affecting movie that needs to be seen. And dare I say must be seen.
40. Good Time (2017)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Votes: 53,357 | Gross: $2.03M
41. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Votes: 476,832 | Gross: $852.38M
Everyone that I wanted out of this movie happened. Marvels crown jewel; reaching new heights for superhero storytelling and excitement.
43. Filth (I) (2013)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own inner demons.
Votes: 94,009 | Gross: $0.03M
James MacAvoy is a tour de force. Creating an awful person with whom you sympathise with in this offensively brilliant and engaging comedy drama.
44. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
Votes: 230,565 | Gross: $190.24M
An absolute masterpiece. From start to finish you’re treated to a fantastically well told story, with fantastic characters, game-changing animation and belly laughs throughout. This is one of the greatest comic book films, the greatest spider-man film and one of the finest films to ever exist.
45. Your Name. (2016)
PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?
Votes: 137,455 | Gross: $5.02M
Not often does a movie affect me like this. One of the most poignant and emotionally affecting stories ever made, culminating in one of the greatest movies to ever exist.