My 25 Favorite Films

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1.
Mary Poppins (1964)
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A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family. (139 mins.)
“ A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family. ” - imdb_user_1
 
2.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. (95 mins.)
“ A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs. ” - imdb_user_1
 
3.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. ” - imdb_user_1
 
4.
As Quatro Chaves Mágicas (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Alberto Salvá
“ A contemporary Brazilian adaptation of "Hansel & Gretel" by The Brothers Grimm. ” - imdb_user_1
 
5.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild. (124 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ In 1984, British newspaper reporter Arthur Stuart is investigating the career of 1970s glam rock star Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by American rock singer Curt Wild, whose show was quite crazy for his time. ” - imdb_user_1
 
6.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem... but not all goes to plan. ” - imdb_user_1
 
7.
Victor Victoria (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. (132 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. ” - imdb_user_1
 
8.
Benny & Joon (1993)
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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. (98 mins.)
“ A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. ” - imdb_user_1
 
9.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
“ Un Chien Andalou consists of seventeen minutes of bizarre and surreal images created by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. ” - imdb_user_1
 
10.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ The former Fellowship of the Ring prepares for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo & Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. ” - imdb_user_1
 
11.
Beetlejuice (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. ” - imdb_user_1
 
12.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
“ A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. ” - imdb_user_1
 
13.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. ” - imdb_user_1
 
14.
The Elephant Man (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. ” - imdb_user_1
 
15.
De-Lovely (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
“ Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. ” - imdb_user_1
 
16.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful teenage girl. ” - imdb_user_1
 
17.
Amadeus (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback mode by Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. ” - imdb_user_1
 
18.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. ” - imdb_user_1
 
19.
Dear Wendy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor. (105 mins.)
“ A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor. ” - imdb_user_1
 
20.
Dogville (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away... (178 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away... ” - imdb_user_1
 
21.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. ” - imdb_user_1
 
22.
Modern Times (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. ” - imdb_user_1
 
23.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
“ A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. ” - imdb_user_1
 
24.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. ” - imdb_user_1
 
25.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. ” - imdb_user_1