My Top 250

by frankart19 | created - 11 Mar 2013 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

My 250 most favorite movies (features, shorts, documentary and tv episodes) -Under Construction-

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1. Cosmos (2014–2020)
Episode: Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

The Ship of the Imagination ventures on an epic voyage to the bottom of a dewdrop to explore the universe on the smallest scale and observe exotic life forms invisible to the naked eye. ... See full summary »

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan, Bill Pope | Star: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Votes: 1,369

2. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 9,009

3. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 119,228 | Gross: $0.52M

4. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (1981)

50 min | Documentary

Theoretical physicist Richard Feynman tells his story.

Director: Christopher Sykes | Star: Richard Feynman

Votes: 121

5. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,560,625 | Gross: $171.48M

Hitchcock vibe, innovative and looks great

6. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Inner Light (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Picard awakes to find himself living in a small village where he is a well-known member of the community who is suffering from a delusion of being a starship captain.

Director: Peter Lauritson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 4,933

7. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 80,816 | Gross: $1.32M

This film delivers top quality on all the things I look for when I watch one. Story, acting, cinematography, soundtrack, creative and a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Movie magic through and through.

8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 498,496 | Gross: $532.18M

9. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 663,724 | Gross: $106.95M

10. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 647,585 | Gross: $32.87M

The Final Cut

11. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,083,533 | Gross: $290.48M

The original theatrical version

12. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 886,741 | Gross: $309.13M

the original theatrical version

13. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 321,344 | Gross: $251.19M

14. Cosmos (2014–2020)
Episode: Sisters of the Sun (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary

Explores the violent cosmic phenomenon of supernovas, which on average occur once per galaxy per century or one billion times per year in the observable universe.

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kirsten Dunst, Peggy Jo Jacobs, Marlee Matlin

Votes: 1,279

15. Cosmos (2014–2020)
Episode: A Sky Full of Ghosts (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Explores how light, time and gravity affects our perception of the universe

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan, Bill Pope | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Wesley Salter, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 1,766

16. Cosmos (2014–2020)
Episode: Standing Up in the Milky Way (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

A thrilling, new adventure across space and time begins.

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan, Bill Pope | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Phil LaMarr, Seth MacFarlane, John Steven Rocha

Votes: 2,750

17. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 973,746 | Gross: $70.51M

18. Cosmos (2014–2020)
Episode: The Immortals (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary

The Ship of the Imagination travels across the cosmos to discover the possibility of beings that live forever and explain why other civilizations perish. Then, visit the Cosmic Calendar of ... See full summary »

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan, Kevin Dart | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Christiane Amanpour, Hannah Long, Carl Sagan

Votes: 1,250

19. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 403,426 | Gross: $92.05M

20. Cosmos (2014–2020)
Episode: Some of the Things That Molecules Do (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Artificial selection is one example, eyes another, of the well-documented and inescapable process of evolution--change in a population of species over time--by natural selection. These are some of the things that molecules do.

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan, Bill Pope | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nadia Rochelle Pfarr, Carl Sagan

Votes: 2,085

21. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong

Votes: 55,308 | Gross: $0.60M

I just like to watch this film.

22. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: The Persistence of Memory (1980)

TV-PG | Documentary

Carl Sagan examines life on earth discussing genes, DNA, the brain, and human social development.

Directors: Adrian Malone, David Kennard, Rob McCain, David F. Oyster, Richard Wells | Star: Carl Sagan

Votes: 294

23. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: Journeys in Space and Time (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Carl Sagan explains scientific concepts like relativity and examines the possibility of time travel.

Directors: Adrian Malone, Rob McCain, David F. Oyster | Star: Carl Sagan

Votes: 327

24. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Carl Sagan examines our planet's place in the universe by leading us on a journey from Earth to Deep Space.

Directors: Adrian Malone, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, Rob McCain, David F. Oyster, Tom Weidlinger, Richard J. Wells | Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík

Votes: 507

25. In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Votes: 110,420 | Gross: $2.73M

Looks perfect and is a good story

26. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue (1980)

TV-PG | Documentary

Carl Sagan examines the origin, development, and complexity of life on Earth and speculates on the possibility of life developing elsewhere in the universe.

Directors: Adrian Malone, David Kennard, Rob McCain, David F. Oyster, Richard Wells | Stars: Carl Sagan, Alan Belod, Jean Charney, Jonathan Fahn

Votes: 391

27. Space Dandy (2014)
Episode: Live with the Flow, Baby (2014)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Dandy and QT meet Meow at a bar and mistake him for a new alien species. Meanwhile Dr Gel is keeping an eye on them.

Directors: Shingo Natsume, Shin'ichirô Watanabe | Stars: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Uki Satake, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Yurin

Votes: 109

28. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: Travellers' Tales (1980)

TV-PG | Documentary

Carl Sagan looks at the planets Jupiter and Saturn by examining the work of Galileo, Huygens, and the Voyager probes.

Directors: Adrian Malone, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, David Kennard, Rob McCain, David F. Oyster, Richard Wells | Stars: Carl Sagan, Arthur 'Lonne' Lane, Linda Morabito, Larry Soderblom

Votes: 319

29. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)
Episode: Asteroid Blues (1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Spike and Jet pursue an outlaw who is smuggling a reflex-enhancing drug.

Directors: Yoshiyuki Takei, Shin'ichirô Watanabe | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Rintarou Nishi, Yurika Hino

Votes: 1,447

30. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

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.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,152,230 | Gross: $322.74M

The original theatrical version or any other pre-special edition

31. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: Heaven and Hell (1980)

TV-PG | Documentary

Carl Sagan examines the nature of comets before turning to a close look at the planet Venus.

Directors: Adrian Malone, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, Rob McCain, David F. Oyster, Richard Wells | Star: Carl Sagan

Votes: 336

32. Children of Men (2006)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

84 Metascore

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine

Votes: 438,284 | Gross: $35.55M

33. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: The Backbone of Night (1980)

TV-PG | Documentary

Carl Sagan looks at the work of ancient Greek scientists and astronomers including Thales, Anaximander, Democritus, and Pythagoras.

Directors: Adrian Malone, David Kennard | Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík

Votes: 323

34. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 293,425 | Gross: $0.27M

This is what a timeless film looks like

35. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: Harmony of the Worlds (1980)

TV-PG | Documentary

After briefly looking at the pseudoscience of astrology, Carl Sagan examines the history of astronomy from ancient times through Ptolemy to Johannes Kepler.

Directors: Adrian Malone, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, David Kennard, David F. Oyster, Tom Weidlinger | Stars: Carl Sagan, Alan Belod, Jean Charney, Jonathan Fahn

Votes: 360

36. Cosmos (2014–2020)
Episode: Hiding in the Light (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

The Ship of the Imagination travels back in time to reveal 11th century Europe and North Africa during the golden age of Islam, when brilliant physicist Ibn al-Haytham discovered the ... See full summary »

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan, Bill Pope | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Alfred Molina, Kenn Ashe, Stoney Emshwiller

Votes: 1,544

37. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)
Episode: SA: Public Security Section 9 - Section-9 (2002)

TV-MA | 27 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The Minister of Foreign Affairs behaves strange after a hostage situation in a restaurant. Section 9 is sent to investigate.

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Osamu Saka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 236

38. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: Who Speaks for Earth? (1980)

TV-PG | Documentary

Carl Sagan considers the significance of science and discuss the importance of human survival in the nuclear age.

Directors: Adrian Malone, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, David Kennard, Rob McCain, David F. Oyster, Tom Weidlinger, Richard Wells, Richard J. Wells | Stars: Carl Sagan, Jonathan Fahn, Jaromír Hanzlík, Ronald A. Hilbert

Votes: 308

39. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: Encyclopaedia Galactica (1980)

TV-PG | Documentary

Carl Sagan examines the possibility extraterrestrial life and discusses his skepticism about UFOs.

Directors: Adrian Malone, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, Rob McCain, David F. Oyster, Tom Weidlinger, Richard J. Wells | Stars: Carl Sagan, Alan Belod, Jean Charney, Jonathan Fahn

Votes: 292

40. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 331,754 | Gross: $27.11M

There's so much I like about this movie and I don't even know where to start.

41. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 147,657 | Gross: $0.55M

42. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 934,869 | Gross: $223.81M

43. Cosmos (1980)
Episode: Blues for a Red Planet (1980)

TV-PG | Documentary