Most Voted Titles With Jim Dowdall
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1. 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 universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Action, Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
4. Skyfall (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.
PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.
7. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, War
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
8. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, 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.
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.
10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
11. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all.
12. Batman (1989)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
14. GoldenEye (1995)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent believed to be dead.
15. RocknRolla (2008)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million dollar prize fall into... See full summary »
17. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Writers: Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Gregory Poirier, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv, Charles Segars | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight
18. Enemy at the Gates (2001)
R | 131 min | Drama, History, Romance
A Russian sniper and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.
19. Die Another Day (2002)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.
20. Safe House (2012)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
21. The World Is Not Enough (1999)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.
22. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
23. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.
24. The Descent (2005)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.
25. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.
26. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
27. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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.
28. RED 2 (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
29. In the Name of the Father (1993)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.
30. One Day (2011)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance
After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.
31. Entrapment (1999)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Crime, Romance
An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.
32. Sahara (2005)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.
33. Hellraiser (1987)
R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.
34. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed.
35. Octopussy (1983)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
36. Superman II (1980)
PG | 127 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to marry Lois, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.
37. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.
38. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
41. Hackers (1995)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A young boy is arrested by the U.S. Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends ... See full summary »
42. Wimbledon (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.
43. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War
A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.
44. Daylight (1996)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.
45. Never Say Never Again (1983)
PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.
46. Quills (2000)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.
47. Formula 51 (2001)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.
48. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.
49. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
M | 158 min | Action, Adventure, War
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.
50. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance
When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.