My personal best.by reluop | created - 15 Oct 2010 | updated - 05 Aug 2015 | Public
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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,903,532 | Gross: $28.34M
My personal all-time favorite. It has everything for me and reminds me of many great things.
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 CEO.
Votes: 1,665,991 | Gross: $292.58M
Awesome movie in every aspect. But the real winners in this movie are the script and soundtrack.
3. 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: 1,877,604 | Gross: $534.86M
All performances are great but Ledger's perfomance was pure genius.
4. 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.
The psychology that this movie has, the performances, soundtrack and direction makes this movie an absolut winner.
5. 3 Idiots (2009)
PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
Votes: 259,589 | Gross: $6.53M
The movie has a lot going on. It has a certain naturality, not reality, naturality that makes it excellent.
6. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
R | 102 min | Drama
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
Votes: 644,198 | Gross: $3.64M
The same as the previous one, is the performances and psychology in the movie that makes it excellent.
7. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,368,700 | Gross: $171.48M
Philosophy, sci-fi, action, soundtrack and perfomances, this movie is pure awesomeness.
8. WALL·E (2008)
G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Votes: 818,858 | Gross: $223.81M
My favorite animated movie. The message and the barely non-script is what got me.
9. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 523,387 | Gross: $37.63M
I can't remember a better fantasy movie. Everything about this movie is about contrast, in all of its elements. And is precisely that which makes it beatiful and wonderful.
10. (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: 414,985 | Gross: $32.39M
Sufice to say that this movie has a lot of heart and that's enough. It inmediately got me.
11. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,525,181 | Gross: $37.03M
We all know the rules... and a new rule should be to absolutely freak out with this movie.
12. Memento (2000)
R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.
Votes: 949,016 | Gross: $25.54M
Performances and direction are excellent, but is the script the one that blew and continues to blow my mind.
13. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Votes: 604,315 | Gross: $106.95M
The movie is an essay of how in search of perfection we just show how imperfect we truly are... Beautiful. And the last act is one of the best acts I remember.
14. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 191,246 | Gross: $5.38M
The stories in this movie are so greatly connected and at the same time in a such casual way. That is the great thing about this movie along with the performances.
15. Pineapple Express (2008)
R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.
Votes: 276,881 | Gross: $87.34M
My second favorite comedy... I just love it. And Franco's performance is so freaking hilarious.
16. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Votes: 616,955 | Gross: $415.00M
It played with my infance in a very moving way. That's enough to earn itself a place in my top.
17. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Votes: 550,325 | Gross: $46.36M
I don't care about the other war movies, this one is my favorite. It has great performances, script, soundtrack and of course, direction.
18. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Votes: 979,473 | Gross: $96.07M
This movie has some awesome concept, message and performances. Kudos to Spielberg.
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: 1,359,957 | Gross: $377.85M
Even though the first installment has a little more heart than this one, I think this is over-all better.
20. Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease.
It needed to be here. It has the best 3D animations I've seen and well, I love videogames too.
21. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Votes: 438,447 | Gross: $249.36M
I love the story and without any argue this installment is the best. Direction, details, script and performances and the special effects actually managed to amaze me.