My 100 Favorite Films of All Time

by lwpetruccy | created - 03 Feb 2011 | updated - 07 Feb 2011 | Public

The 100 Movies I love watching the most. These are not the 100 greatest films of all time. Not all of them are great films. Heck some are not even close. Most will never win awards. But I still love them anyway.

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1. Aliens (1986)

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

8.4
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86 Metascore

57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie 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: 547,334 | Gross: $85.16M

My all-time favorite film. I personally feel the special edition released in 91 is the only way to experience the film. Great suspense, solid action, classic quotes and nice ensemble cast. Can't ask for much more from a Sci-Fi film.

2. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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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: 813,529 | Gross: $46.84M

My favorite mobster movie ever made. Another great ensemble casting and Martin Scorcese's best picture to date.

3. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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68 Metascore

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 695,772 | Gross: $402.45M

Stan Winston's creations at their best mixed with early, really well done CGI that holds up today. Throw in a good story, great soundtrack and solid adventure and you have a winner.

4. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,652,562 | Gross: $292.58M

A very new film to be so high on my list, but this film blew me away. Fantastic cast and great acting, combined with stunning visuals and score for a great thrill ride with depth.

5. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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57 Metascore

A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 293,415 | Gross: $13.78M

My favorite John Carpenter film. It is full of tension and the fear of the unknown. Solid performances and unpredictible elements make this a can't miss film. A remake that drastically improves the original.

6. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 125,504 | Gross: $43.22M

Surfing, sky diving, bank robbing, chase scenes, and Gary Busey as an old timer with an edge. What more can you ask for in a 90's action flick?

7. The Warriors (1979)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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63 Metascore

In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 78,552 | Gross: $22.49M

I have been a big fan of this film since I was a child growing up. It is a great thing when a director can make you root for a group of gang members like they are heroes. Stellar fight scenes and a great soundtrack.

8. Top Gun (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.9
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50 Metascore

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

Votes: 239,667 | Gross: $179.80M

This is just a classic adrenaline filled film. Not the greatest acting in the world, but can't help but enjoy it.

9. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy

7.9
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81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 390,033 | Gross: $23.64M

Hilarious movie that tributes and parodies the great action films at the same time. My favorite Simon Pegg film to date.

10. Office Space (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy

7.8
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68 Metascore

Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu

Votes: 214,422 | Gross: $10.82M

A movie that you don't expect much from, but that really delivers. You add a greater appreciation for the film if you have ever worked in an office/cubicle.

11. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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94 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Votes: 363,295 | Gross: $17.02M

I had mixed emotions going into the film as war films can be hit or miss. This one really delivered. There is a nice balance of incredible tense moments and quick comedic moments to relieve the tension. I have not been as engrossed in a war drama in many years.

12. Rounders (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich

Votes: 128,984 | Gross: $22.91M

I have always loved this film since I first saw it in the late 90s. There are fantastic performances from Matt Damon and Ed Norton that really elevate this movie beyond a simple plot about gamblers. I would rate this film up there with the greats from the genre.

13. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 145,338 | Gross: $40.90M

Michael Douglas is brilliant in this movie. Robert Duvall gives a notable performance as well. I am always amazed by the number of people that have not seen this film. It is one that will not disappoint. A great social commentary about LA in the early 90's.

14. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 829,386 | Gross: $210.61M

A feel good movie with great characters and great lines. Nice set work and a cool car also help.

15. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 453,893 | Gross: $64.62M

Perhaps one of the best ensemble casts ever. This movie was robbed of the best picture award for 1997 and continues to reveal more depth in each new viewing.

16. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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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: 1,358,163 | Gross: $171.48M

This film was a game changer for Sci-Fi and action in the late 90's. There have been countless rip offs ever since. The sequels were horrible, but this film really delivers. It also includes one of my all time favorite action sequences ever filmed.

17. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,888,016 | Gross: $28.34M

This is, in my opinion the best overall film of the last 25 years. The story is inspiring and the acting is in a league of its own. It is hard not to watch this film and get some type of deep emotional experience.

18. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 102,003 | Gross: $32.22M

Comedic, hip, totally 80's. Great soundtrack and a silly plot, but an all together great time.

19. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 817,721 | Gross: $75.60M

A fantastic epic with incredible action and a great pace to it. Mel Gibson's best directing effort and possibly his best performance in a film to date.

20. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Votes: 78,446 | Gross: $27.09M

The best of the "high school comedies." It does a great job of highlighting the different types of students and the trivial details of their lives growing up in the 80's with great comedic elements.

21. The Descent (2005)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

7.2
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71 Metascore

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

Votes: 170,408 | Gross: $26.02M

This is one of the most unique horror films of the last decade. It emphasises strong assertive women and is full of surprises and some very good scares.

22. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,369,255 | Gross: $315.54M

My favorite installment in the Lord of the Rings franchise. I believe Return of the King is a better movie overall (barely), but I love the journey in this one. It is my favorite element in the entire story.

23. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

8.2
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70 Metascore

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 655,359 | Gross: $83.01M

Possibly the best straight action film ever made. It has some humor mixed in and created one of the greatest action characters of all time.

24. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 302,355 | Gross: $92.19M

Another new film in a high slot. This film created characters with depth and provided a nice mix of solid story and good action. I actually cared about the criminals which can often prove difficult to achieve. Ben Afflect is proving to be a talented director, and Jeremy Renner a very gifted actor.

25. Saw (2004)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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46 Metascore

Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

Votes: 328,680 | Gross: $56.00M

A completely fresh take on the horror genre. It has great twists, a killer surprise ending, and a good set of performances. Since the film has come out there have been a lot of ripoffs and unnecessary sequels that surprisingly were decent for the most part. This one if by far the best.

26. Underworld (2003)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen

Votes: 227,258 | Gross: $51.97M

A nice take on Romeo and Juliet. A much more modern version that works better than trying to force the shakespearean language in a modern context.

27. Wanted (2008)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.7
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64 Metascore

A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp

Votes: 320,625 | Gross: $134.51M

Not the most complex movie ever made, but a really good action movie. The film is visually stimulating at times also. It also has one of my favorite action scenes of all time at the end of the film.

28. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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36 Metascore

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 47,970 | Gross: $30.05M

Not great acting. Not a great plot. Not sure why I watch it every time it is on TV, but I always seem to. There is just something about it that draws me to this film. It could have something to do with the great music from the late Jeff Healey. It has a few good fight scenes that make up for the mediocre acting.

29. Snow Day (2000)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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34 Metascore

When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed.

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Chevy Chase, Mark Webber, Schuyler Fisk, Chris Elliott

Votes: 10,048 | Gross: $60.02M

I will probably get a lot of criticism for this film, but I am being honest. I have liked this film since it came out. It is a fun kids movie and is not meant to have any great meaning. Just enjoy it for what it is.

30. The Punisher (2004)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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33 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis, Laura Harring

Votes: 134,370 | Gross: $33.68M

This is not the best written film ever, and is not even close. It is however a good action film. There is some humor mixed in, some decent character development, and while at times has some over the top, or under acting, it is an enjoyable experience.

31. Parenthood (1989)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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82 Metascore

The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards

Votes: 38,261 | Gross: $100.05M

I really love Steve Martin in this film. I appreciate that they tried to make a sitcom based on this movie twice now. Unfortunately they will never match the talent or chemistry of this group of actors/actresses. Ron Howard did an excellent job of making loveable and (not so loveable) characters.

32. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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81 Metascore

A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Votes: 435,656 | Gross: $290.01M

I have become a big fan of the entire Harry Potter series, but for me, this is the best installment. It finds a nice buffer between kids movie and adult themes and takes a real step in making the movies appeal to adults. The ending was done in an excellent fashion and it is one great adventure.

33. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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42 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 316,458 | Gross: $59.74M

Arnold at his best. Great lines and awesome action. The ultimate man's movie.

34. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

8.2
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98 Metascore

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 518,993 | Gross: $37.63M

One of my favorite foreign films of all time. This film is a modern fairy tale and is stunning in the visual and special effects areas. The acting is top notch and the film has very graphic and dark elements. A very impressive film. Guillermo Del Toro's best to date.

35. Cocktail (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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12 Metascore

A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes

Votes: 66,652 | Gross: $78.22M

This really is just a fun movie. Who wouldn't want to be a hip bartender working in NY or Jamaica tossing drinks and making cash. Tom Cruise makes it look easy.

36. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 56,606 | Gross: $44.79M

My favorite installment in the Nightmare franchise. I enjoy that it ignores the horrible second installment. I also think this is where Freddy begins to take a turn for the humorous. It is a nice mix of funny and scary Freddy.

37. Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey - none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord | Stars: Michael Paré, Marina Orsini, Bernie Coulson, Matthew Laurance

Votes: 2,309 | Gross: $0.54M

This is my favorite music movie of all time. The first film may have been a better film, but this one has great music by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band and a decent enough plot. It is just a great movie to throw on for some entertainment and some great music.

38. Twister (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz

Votes: 153,585 | Gross: $241.72M

A great disaster flick that is non-stop action and destruction. The special effects are done quite well and I appreciate the screenplay as it was cowritten by michael crichton. It is not a great movie, but it is a great time.

39. Blade II (2002)

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

6.7
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52 Metascore

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela

Votes: 173,231 | Gross: $82.35M

I am a huge Ron Perlman fan and he does a great job in this movie. It is a good slick action film. If you liked the first film, check this one out.

40. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,863,701 | Gross: $534.86M

This is by far the best Batman and possibly superhero movie to date. The characters are well crafted and have excellent performances. The action is excellent and is very visual also. Great movie all around.

41. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

Votes: 617,213 | Gross: $148.10M

Clint Eastwood does a fantastic job directing this film and is a wonderful goodbye to a stellar acting career. The characters are authentic, and while a little inexperienced in acting, the story is very impactful and will dazzle.

42. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 288,393 | Gross: $45.88M

Another great look into high school personalities. This one focuses on five characters that each represent a different part of the high school crowd. It has solid writing and good performances by the Brat Pack.

43. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

Votes: 434,457 | Gross: $57.37M

For me, ever since Leo DiCaprio met Martin Scorcese while working on Gangs of New York, he has continued to grow into a powerhouse of an actor. This role for me is one of his best. The story is gripping, the action and characters feel real as well. It is a powerful film that will stay with you long after you are finished viewing.

44. As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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67 Metascore

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 239,973 | Gross: $148.48M

This really is a beautiful character study piece. Each character is flawed and complex. I love the dialogue and detail put into bringing each character to life. My favorite Jack Nicholson character to date.

45. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 184,154

This is truly a classic. It has one of the best ensemble casts ever assembled. Terrific performances, great tension, and excellent score.

46. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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67 Metascore

When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,095,249 | Gross: $187.71M

This film has a very epic feel to it. The fight scenes are done well. There is solid character development. The visuals are impressive. The cast delivers great performances as well. Plus there is a fight with a tiger. No complaints here.

47. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 157,458 | Gross: $71.57M

I like the concept of this film. The idea that there is a portal to another land similar to ours. It is just an intriguing idea. I think that is why the TV show spin offs were so successful also. It has some decent characters and some cool effects. Enjoyable throughout.

48. She's Out of My League (2010)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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46 Metascore

An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.

Director: Jim Field Smith | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, T.J. Miller, Mike Vogel

Votes: 108,398 | Gross: $31.58M

I saw this movie the first time in theaters because nothing else was playing at the time. I had super low expectations and I found myself laughing throughout. It still makes me laugh with each new viewing.

49. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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51 Metascore

Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 237,272 | Gross: $54.81M

This film has no real stars, with maybe the exception of a not so great performance by michael ironside and neil patrick harris. Clancy Brown does a nice job as the drill instructor, and you get what you'd expect (not good but enjoyable performances) from Casper Van Dean, Denise Richards, and Jake Busey. Sure the dialogue is ridiculous, the violence graphic, and has no real plot other than an absurd notion of revenge, but it is fun to watch and that is all that really matters.

50. Equilibrium (2002)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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33 Metascore

In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.

Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs

Votes: 280,137 | Gross: $1.20M

Fantasitc action sequences. This film may be a mixture of 1984 and the matrix, but it really is something special action wise. It may not be as well known, but once you see it for the first time, it is impossible to forget.

51. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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71 Metascore

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 53,862 | Gross: $25.81M

This is another guilty pleasure of mine. It is one of my favorite "band" movies. Tom Hanks and tom Everett Scott are clearly the stars of this movie as they shine in every scene. It is a fun movie not to be taken too seriously.

52. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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58 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 276,466 | Gross: $134.07M

This is just a fun movie. Its filled with the typical Michael Bay action and has some great quotes. Ed Harris delivers a pretty solid performance as Frank Hummel as well.

53. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 167,970 | Gross: $25.50M

This is the original in the series. The effects don't hold up as well as some other films, but it created one of the best horror villains of all time. The movie's acting was not great, but solid music, creepy atmosphere, and an awesome bad guy make this one of my favorites.

54. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 518,275

This is a powerful drama. The characters are brilliantly portrayed. The plot progresses beautifully. You actually feel like you are inside the sweat filled, tense juror's room with the men. The atmosphere and acting alone make this a must see.

55. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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30 Metascore

In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 149,789 | Gross: $66.47M

The plot of this movie is ridiculous. The characters taken from the books are not even really accurate. However, that being said, it is a fun film. There are some good action sequences and it is visually appealing. Plus is it Connery's last film. Just enjoy it for what it is and don't expect a masterpiece.

56. Zombieland (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

7.7
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73 Metascore

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 423,846 | Gross: $75.59M

While I am not overly crazy about zombie films, I did enjoy this one. I think Woody harrelson is at his best in the wise cracking type of role. Jesse Eisenberg plays his usual aqward guy role to perfection. The surprise cameo seals the deal.

57. The 13th Warrior (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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42 Metascore

A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.

Directors: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich

Votes: 106,118 | Gross: $32.70M

This movie was actually a nice improvement over the very dull book by Michael Crichton. The story is simple: an updated twist on the beowulf/grendel story. Some good action scenes and some interesting characters make this a favorite of mine.

58. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.0
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71 Metascore

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Votes: 97,198 | Gross: $5.10M

Some may feel Night of the Living Dead is a more influential film, but personally I think this one took the series to a new level. Romero designed this a commentary against consumerism and does an effective job of making his point. The main characters are ones you care about and are rooting for in the end. The only downside is the film runs just a touch long.

59. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 321,028 | Gross: $22.20M

A classic. There is not much to say. It has held up better than most films do today. One of the most beloved films of all time.

60. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 536,192 | Gross: $257.73M

I am not a fan of Star Trek. I have never watched any of the shows. I only have seen a few of the movies, and mostly next generation cast. I never really had much interest. However, this film was paced well, had well written and interesting characters, and was visually amazing. I really hope the sequel does not disappoint.

61. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 75,963 | Gross: $60.57M

With the exception of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this is my favorite thing to watch around christmas. It is cheesy, over the top, and a great time.

62. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 247,028 | Gross: $38.18M

Great modern update on a classic Shakespearean story. Good cast and well written script.

63. Them! (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 16,397

Pretty awesome special effects for the 1950's. Plus it has some talented actors/actresses. The movie has surprisingly good acting and does a great job of capturing some of the fears of the time. A favorite of mine since I was a child.

64. (500) Days of Summer (2009)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 412,284 | Gross: $32.39M

This movie is one that I really loved the first time I saw it. It has an interesting structure and the acting by the leads is great. There also is an absurd dance sequence that some how works.

65. G.I. Jane (1997)

R | 125 min | Action, Drama, War

5.9
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62 Metascore

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe

Votes: 64,832 | Gross: $48.17M

This is not Ridley Scott's best movie. That being said, I have always been fond of movies that cover basic training and boot camps. I like the first half of Full Metal Jacket, Starship Troopers, etc. This movie has some good charaters, most kinda blur together though. The exception is Viggo Mortenson's character. He gives one of the better performances of his career and really steals the show.

66. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 975,031 | Gross: $132.38M

While it is almost a carbon copy of Infernal Affairs, this film does give some terrific moments. I loved it when I first saw it. It has great performances all around. It is not Scorcese's best, and it is not any member of the casts best either. However, it still delivers in all areas.

67. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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61 Metascore

Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

Votes: 355,318 | Gross: $134.52M

Special effects win here. This is on here mostly due to the final fight scene between the Hulk and Abomination. Fantastic superhero battle. One of the best.

68. Planet of the Apes (1968)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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79 Metascore

An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Votes: 147,825 | Gross: $33.40M

This is a great classic Sci-fi film. It is intelligent and has a great twist at the end. Heston delivers a great performance and the make up effects for the time were quite good.

69. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

Votes: 194,404 | Gross: $52.16M

This is one of the more complex horror movies that has come out in recent years. It keeps you guessing and has some well crafted characters that you care about. All in all a great horror/suspense film.

70. Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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49 Metascore

Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor, Miriam Shor

Votes: 86,760 | Gross: $37.88M

I must admit that I love this film, mostly due to my love of Elizabeth Hurley. The movie itself is cheesy and comedic at times. It is no masterpiece, but it entertains.

71. 30 Days of Night (2007)

R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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53 Metascore

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster

Votes: 147,981 | Gross: $39.57M

This is one of the darker more gruesome vampire films to come out in recent years. The vampires are different than the traditional ones you see in films. The main characters are not exceptionally well written, or acted, but the movie itself is very engrossing. I like the concept and the atmosphere.

72. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 104,872 | Gross: $56.51M

Fantastic ensemble cast. Val Kilmer's best performance in his career. The film came out the same time as Wyatt Earp, but while that was a boring snooze-fest due to Kevin Costner's knack for sucking the life out of everything, this is full of life and vibrant characters. Excellent shootout scenes and solid acting make this a winner.

73. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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57 Metascore

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 140,886 | Gross: $11.50M

A very funny B movie. Bruce Campbell is great. It makes no attempts to be a great film and just accepts what it is, and embraces it. That is what makes it great.

74. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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65 Metascore

When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 573,974 | Gross: $197.17M

My favorite Indy film. I think it is is the chemistry between Ford and Connery that makes this one so great. Plus I like the whole crusade concept. It is a great adventure film.

75. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

8.6
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 993,532 | Gross: $216.54M

This is a great story about a small group of soldiers on a mission to save another. The characters are well crafted and the action is very realistic. It is an incredible journey and a wonderful film. It is easily one of the best of the war genre.

76. Judgment Night (1993)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Denis Leary, Stephen Dorff

Votes: 13,090 | Gross: $12.14M

This is not a very well known movie, but it has a solid cast. The picture quality is a little dark (possibly intentionally to set mood) but all in all it is a solid thriller.

77. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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53 Metascore

An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 103,114 | Gross: $11.10M

Another great Kurt Russell performance. This is an over the top sci-fi flick that inspired the character of Rayden in the Mortal Kombat game series.

78. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 32,849 | Gross: $116.00M

Perhaps one of the best and most unpredictable disaster films ever. Exceptional cast with McQueen, Newman, and a host of others. This film is not afraid to throw some curveballs. The only downside is the rather long runtime.

79. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.6
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40 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 57,310 | Gross: $25.53M

The first in the series is universally considered the best, but personally I like the vulnerability of the hospital setting in this one. The music is also darker and the film is paced well. It is very tense and is overall a great horror flick.

80. Used Cars (1980)

R | 113 min | Comedy

6.8
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68 Metascore

When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae

Votes: 11,535

This film can be raunchy at times, completely absurd at times, and way over the top in some of the acting. But it is very funny and that is all that really matters in the end. Kurt Russell creates one of my favorite characters in this film.

81. 100 Girls (2000)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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This sexy, teen-comedy is about a freshman, Matthew, at college who meets his dream girl in a dorm elevator during a blackout. He never sees her face, but instantly falls in love. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Davis | Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James DeBello, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 19,232

This film will never win awards and it will not make superstars out of anyone. It is a simple love story mixed in with some comedy. I enjoy it for what it is, even when the main character reaches the point of borderline annoying.

82. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.2
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35 Metascore

The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 80,737 | Gross: $63.08M

I actually really enjoyed this version of the film. I rather liked the backstory provided to the character. There also are a few decent performances mixed in and a few cool effects. I am not sure why this film has gotten as much criticism as it has as it was miles better than the friday the 13th remake. It is not a great film, but it is enjoyable.

83. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 63,427 | Gross: $14.64M

For a movie based on a board game, you really can't expect much. This one however has a great ensemble cast and delivers laugh after laugh. The three endings is genious as well.

84. Alien³ (1992)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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59 Metascore

After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Votes: 234,517 | Gross: $55.47M

This film is often blamed for turning the Alien franchise in the wrong direction. I intially did not like the film either. However throughout the years and over many repeat viewings I have grown to like this film quite a lot. It actually has two of the most interesting characters in the entire series in the characters portrayed by Charles Dance and Charles Dutton. It is not for everyone, but I enjoy it.

85. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 144,934 | Gross: $4.00M

This is another classic. Gene Wilder does an amazing job in this and really delivers a terrific performance. It has a mixture of great visuals and music. There is even a particularly disturbing scene with the boat ride mixed in. Excellent film.

86. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Flynn, an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he's soon pursuing a stolen artifact from... See full summary »

Director: Peter Winther | Stars: Noah Wyle, Sonya Walger, Bob Newhart, Kyle MacLachlan

Votes: 15,475

This film is very cheesy and hokey at time. I went in with very low expectations as it was made for TV, but in the end it has become a guilty pleasure. It is a fun adventure film in the style of Indiana Jones.

87. Terminator 2 (1991)

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

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 824,120 | Gross: $204.84M

A fantastic special effects movie. Better than the original and helps set the standard for action films. The effects still look amazing today as well.

88. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 898,132 | Gross: $128.01M

This involves several really good performances. I think some of the visuals are stunning and if you rewatch the film you pick up on a lot of subtle hints that are overlooked in the first viewing.

89. Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.6
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48 Metascore

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran

Votes: 61,196 | Gross: $6.00M

Nothing special in the way of plot, acting or effects. It is just a funny, silly movie that entertains.

90. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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75 Metascore

An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 55,162 | Gross: $24.38M

This is a film that deserves the best picture title that it was awarded. There are stellar performances by the leads and a great plot. This film really impressed me.

91. A Few Good Men (1992)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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62 Metascore

Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 198,176 | Gross: $141.34M

This is one of Tom Cruises' best films. The tension between his character and Jack Nicholson is incredible. A great plot full of intrigue leads to a dramatic courtroom showdown.

92. Young Guns (1988)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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50 Metascore

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 46,288 | Gross: $45.66M

not the best acting in the world. Most of the actors were young and fairly inexperienced. However it is a good action movie with some great quotes. If you go in not expecting much, it will entertain.

93. The Pentagon Wars (1998 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Comedy, War

7.3
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Story of a cover up in the military.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Cary Elwes, Viola Davis, John C. McGinley

Votes: 2,707

This film was made by HBO and is based on true events. Carey Elwes and Kelsey Grammer deliver excellent performances. It is full of humor and provides an interesting perspective on the military.

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

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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53 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help 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: 775,061 | Gross: $309.13M

It may surprise people that this film made the list and Empire Strikes Back did not. I admit Empire is a better movie in design, but I am partial to the scenes with Jabba and the sand pit. The original trilogy is great, but this one stands a bit above the other two for me.

95. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 343,784 | Gross: $111.11M

I orginally had very little interest in this film. I finally broke down and watched it and was quite pleasantly surprised. There are some excellent surprises, good action, and a very solid plot. It takes the best elements of braveheart and dances with wolves and combines them into a great movie.

96. American Graffiti (1973)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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97 Metascore

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 68,949 | Gross: $115.00M

This is a movie I keep coming back to over the years. It has a good cast and some decent performances. The characters feel real and are relatable.

97. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Sport

6.7
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55 Metascore

A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Vince Vaughn, Rip Torn

Votes: 200,242 | Gross: $114.33M

Not the greatest acting in the world. It is completely over the top on the ridiculous level, but that is what makes it great. This is my favorite Ben Stiller performance.

98. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.7
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell

Votes: 63,621 | Gross: $76.25M

An all around funny movie. I am not huge on sports films, but this one always makes me laugh.

99. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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79 Metascore

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 236,690 | Gross: $76.27M

I am not a Kevin Costner fan at all, but I really enjoy this film. I think mostly due to the great performance from the supporting cast, especially Sean Connery. A nice mobster movie.

100. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

R | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Billy Zane, William Sadler, John Kassir, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 17,985 | Gross: $21.09M

I have always been a fan of the Tales from the Crypt show. This movie had a decent plot, and a really great performance by Billy Zane which makes the movie worth watching for that alone.