My top 30 Favorite Films

These are my top 30 favorite movies of all time in order. Whether its because they are just that good, or I get a feeling of nostalgia watching them.
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1.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Ever since the first time I saw this movie when I was 5 years old in December 1997 I have been in love with it. It has everything: romance, drama, history, and action which makes this a true epic. I can watch this movie over and over again and honestly never get sick of it. ” - Buffyfan92
 
2.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Sense this movie always seems to be at the top of 'greatest movies of all time' lists, I decided to rent it and give it a try. Normally I find it difficult to sit through any movie made before the 70's but this was AMAZING. The acting, the characters, the sets, the costumes, the story were all top notch, and this was really Hollywood at its best. The movie is long (3 hours and 40 mins) some parts do drag a little, but when the movie was over it had me wanting to watch it again and again. After finally returning the movie back to the rental store a few days late lol, I ran out and bought my own copy of this classic. ” - Buffyfan92
 
3.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ I'am a big history buff, especially with all things WWll, so when this movie hit the big screen in 2001 I was there. The love triangle between the 3 main characters in this movie is some what...tacky but it helps keep the movie interesting. The special effects during the attack on Pearl Harbor are great, and the overall story is good, I love it. ” - Buffyfan92
 
4.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ For me this is a very intriguing story. Great acting by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, and a very good movie. In my opinion it was snubbed at the Oscars that year because of one of the most overrated movies ever 'Forest Gump'. ” - Buffyfan92
 
5.
The Pianist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ An amazing story of survial during the Holocaust. Adrien Brody's acting was astounding in this and he definetly deserved the Best Actor Oscar he walked away with for it. ” - Buffyfan92
 
6.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ AMAZING!!! ” - Buffyfan92
 
7.
Blood Diamond (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ Great movie and a real eye opener to the violent conflicts that go on in Africa everyday. This movie had me in tears by the end. Leonardo Dicaprio and Djimon Hounsou give great performances in this one. ” - Buffyfan92
 
8.
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (121 mins.)
Director: Terry George
“ The story of a true hero. Don Cheadle was amazing in this movie, best acting I have ever seen him do. ” - Buffyfan92
 
9.
The Help (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ Great movie, storyline and acting. In my opinion the best movie that came out in 2011 ” - Buffyfan92
 
10.
The Patriot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (165 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ Great war movie ” - Buffyfan92
 
11.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term. (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Kumble
“ As a teenage girl, this is a good movie to watch on a Friday night when there is nothing better to do. Good teenage fluff with an interesting story behind it. Sarah Michelle Gellar plays the ultimate b!tch, Ryan Phillippe is smokin' hot, and Selma Blair is hilarious in this one. ” - Buffyfan92
 
12.
Toy Story (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ Toy Story is my favorite Disney/childhood movie of all time! Thats all that I need to say about this one. ” - Buffyfan92
 
13.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ This movie used to terrify me when I was younger lol. AMAZING effects+good story=great movie. ” - Buffyfan92
 
14.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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. (169 mins.)
“ Just the depiction of the Invasion of Normandy makes the whole movie for me. The rest of the movie is good too though. ” - Buffyfan92
 
15.
Selena (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts. (127 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
“ I am HUGE Selena fan. This is the inspirational story of a really talented woman whos life was cut short over something senseless and stupid. I cry every time at the end no matter how many times I watch this. ” - Buffyfan92
 
16.
Good Burger (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry. (103 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
“ Hilarious!!!!! Definetly a left over from my childhood, and til this day whenever I need a good laugh, I'll pop this movie in the DVD player. ” - Buffyfan92
 
17.
The Notebook (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
“ My 2nd favorite love story EVER after Titanic of course. Great movie. ” - Buffyfan92
 
18.
Anastasia (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death. (94 mins.)
“ One of the best cartoon movies I've ever seen, and the shocker....it wasn't made by Disney! Great story and the score/music in this movie is wonderful! I enjoy it now just as much as I did back in 1997 when I was 5. ” - Buffyfan92
 
19.
The Lion King (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (89 mins.)
“ The second best Disney movie ever made after Toy Story. ” - Buffyfan92
 
20.
The Green Mile (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (189 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Great movie that always brings me to tears at the end. ” - Buffyfan92
 
21.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ This movie is the cause of me constantly searching the water for shark fins whenever I'm swimming in the ocean. Awsome movie. ” - Buffyfan92
 
22.
Phone Booth (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. (81 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Great suspense/thriller movie and Colin Farrell is always a plus ;) ” - Buffyfan92
 
23.
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During World War I, believing her fianc to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. (108 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ There is a really cute yet tragic love story in this forgotten classic. I watched this movie after being impressed with Vivien Leigh's acting in Gone With the Wind, she gives another great performance in this one. Good movie. ” - Buffyfan92
 
24.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
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. (148 mins.)
“ Now as I was watching this movie I wasn't sure if I understood what the heck was going on, but it had me spellbound. When it was over I still wasn't exactly sure what the heck just happened, and that is what I like about this movie...plus Leonardo Dicaprio lol. ” - Buffyfan92
 
25.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
“ ALMOST better than the original. Better than I expected, I was a bit surprised at how good it was when I saw it in the movie theatre. The end also brought me to tears. ” - Buffyfan92
 
26.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service. (101 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
“ Another great love story from a Nicholas Sparks book made into a movie. ” - Buffyfan92
 
27.
12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Who would of thought that a movie that takes place almost entirely in one room could be so entertaining? This movie is a perfectly good example of how you don't neccesarily need fancy effects, elaborate sets, or 3D to make a great movie. ” - Buffyfan92
 
28.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Screwball comedy at its best. ” - Buffyfan92
 
29.
Shiloh (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers. (93 mins.)
Director: Dale Rosenbloom
“ A total tearjerker, gets me everytime I watch it. ” - Buffyfan92
 
30.
Romeo Must Die (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father. (115 mins.)
“ This is the only Kung fu type movie that I like, and that is mostly because of Aaliyah. She made her acting debut in this film and its a shame she couldn't make more then the 2 movies she did before she passed in 2001.

RIP Aaliyah. ” - Buffyfan92
 
31.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh give 2 of the best performances ever on screen. ” - Buffyfan92
 
32.
Batman Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)