Defining Yourself Through Your Favorite Movies Over a Lifetime

Turning 40 recently, I come to realize that I'm now halfway through life, (and hopefully not more than that!)and I'd like to look back on some of my favorite movies that I enjoyed, and perhaps taught me a few things, or shaped the way I viewed life or various concepts I normally wouldn't have ever considered or broached alone. My "Life Motto" is: "I never claimed to be normal". And I for one, have never listened to the critics views and ratings and have always kept an open mind when viewing films and normally like shows that others might not.
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1.
Night of the Comet (1984)
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
2.
Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
3.
Malibu Express (1985)
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Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case... (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Sidaris
 
4.
Ten Little Indians (1974)
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Ten people are invited to a hotel in the Iranian desert, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
 
5.
The Legacy (1978)
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A millionaire and a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker and a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow... (102 mins.)
 
6.
Firestarter (1984)
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A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic. (114 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
7.
The Stand (1994 TV Series)
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. (361 mins.)
 
8.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
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In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
 
9.
Taken (2002 Mini-Series)
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Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes... (877 mins.)
 
10.
The Round Table (1992 TV Series)
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Friends in DC are in different aspects of law enforcement except for Danny, Jen's bartender boyfriend. Rhea rebelling against mother Anne, has joined the FBI along with Devereaux. Wade is a rookie cop, while Jen and Mitchell attorneys. (60 mins.)
Director: Jeff Bleckner
 
11.
Picket Fences (1992 TV Series)
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An aging sheriff tries to keep the peace in a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes. (120 mins.)
 
12.
Earth 2 (1994 TV Series)
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Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing both alien and human threats. (60 mins.)
 
13.
Get Smart (1965 TV Series)
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99. (25 mins.)
 
14.
Dynasty (1981 TV Series)
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The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado. (60 mins.)
 
15.
Knots Landing (1979 TV Series)
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Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary. (60 mins.)
 
16.
The Talisman (???? Mini-Series)
To save his mother from certain death, young Jack Sawyer enters a parallel world known as the Territories in search of a powerful talisman. (360 mins.)
 
17.
Shazam! (1974 TV Series)
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A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
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When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
19.
The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
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Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of... (103 mins.)
 
20.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. (205 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
21.
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
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The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations. (94 mins.)
 
22.
Yentl (1983)
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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training. (132 mins.)
 
23.
American Pie (1999)
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Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. (95 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz
 
24.
American Pie 2 (2001)
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In this sequel to the hit comedy American Pie, the high school students are now in college. These close friends decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun. (108 mins.)
Director: J.B. Rogers
 
25.
American Wedding (2003)
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It's the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim's old friends from high school and Michelle's little sister. (96 mins.)
Director: Jesse Dylan
 
26.
Left Behind: The Movie (2000 Video)
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The Biblical prophecy of Armegeddon begins when the Rapture instantly takes all believers in Christ from the Earth. A reporter left behind learns that the Anti-Christ will soon take power. (96 mins.)
Director: Vic Sarin
 
27.
The Dreamers (2003)
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A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
 
28.
April Fool's Day (1986)
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Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred Walton
 
29.
Student Bodies (1981)
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A killer named the Breather tallies up a score of teenage bodies in this scathing parody of slasher films. (86 mins.)
Director: Mickey Rose
 
30.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space. (45 mins.)
 
31.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
 
32.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
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The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends. (30 mins.)
 
33.
Saved by the Bell (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. (30 mins.)
 
34.
Benson (1979 TV Series)
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Roswell (1999 TV Series)
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The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell. (42 mins.)
 
36.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984 TV Series)
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This series focuses on 5 lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor. (24 mins.)
Director: Franklin Cofod
 
37.
The Nanny (1993 TV Series)
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After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other. (22 mins.)
 
38.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
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Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. (30 mins.)
 
39.
Dungeons & Dragons (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A group of kids are thrown into a fantasy world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant wants. (30 mins.)
 
40.
Mazes and Monsters (1982 TV Movie)
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Bound together by a desire to play "Mazes and Monsters," Robbie and his four college classmates decide to move the board game into the local legendary cavern. (100 mins.)
 
41.
The Sands of Time (1992 TV Movie)
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Three nuns are caught up in the midst of Spanish Civil War in the 1930's. (96 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
 
42.
If Tomorrow Comes (1986 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
This mini-series focuses on two people, Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens. In the beginning, Tracy was an innocent... (304 mins.)
 
43.
Bloodline (1979)
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When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set. (116 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
44.
Lucky Chances (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Based on the novels "Chances" and "Lucky" by Jackie Collins, this miniseries features the rise of Gino Santangelo in the Las Vegas casino industry... (272 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
 
45.
Lady Boss (1992 TV Movie)
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I would like to get the film on dvd (240 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
46.
Voyagers! (1982 TV Series)
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Phineas Bogg is put on trial by other Voyagers for endangering Jeffery's life and violating the Voyager code. (60 mins.)
 
47.
Young Americans (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a... (60 mins.)
 
48.
Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The adventures of a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot and his companions. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Jackie Chan Adventures (2000 TV Series)
Episode: The Jade Monkey (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
It's Career Day at school for Jade, as part of the assignment she has to accompany Jackie to work. They find the Monkey Talisman... (30 mins.)
 
50.
A Far Off Place (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The witty Nonni and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones to survive a massacre of a gang of... (100 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
 
51.
Paper Moon (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The adventures of Moses Pray, a con artist selling bibles to credulous widows, and Addie , a young girl, as they travel the roads of America during the time of the Great Depression in the 1930s. (30 mins.)
 
52.
Paper Moon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. (102 mins.)
 
53.
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When Kirby inherits only one thing from his millionaire uncle: a pocket watch that can stop time. Only... (100 mins.)
Director: William Wiard
 
54.
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A magical watch that can stop time becomes the focal point in a land swindle. (93 mins.)
Director: Hy Averback
 
55.
The Twelve Chairs (1970)
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In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution. (94 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
56.
Little Darlings (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp. (96 mins.)
 
57.
Freaky Friday (1995 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Annabelle and Ellen both have a hard time getting along with each other. One day on Friday the 13th. They both wear the magical necklaces that switches both of their bodies for a day. (86 mins.)
Director: Melanie Mayron
 
58.
Freaky Friday (1976)
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A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday. (95 mins.)
Director: Gary Nelson
 
59.
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home? (97 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
60.
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone... (95 mins.)
Director: John Hough
 
61.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain. (117 mins.)
 
62.
Clue (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery. (94 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn