My Favorite Movies (In Alphabetical Order)

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1.
Beautiful Thing (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed. (90 mins.)
“ A wonderful teenage love story. Very well done. ” - jr86
 
2.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince. (84 mins.)
“ This is my favorite movie. I've loved ever since I was six years old. ” - jr86
 
3.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ A mind-bending psychological trip. Natalie Portman's performance is flawless. ” - jr86
 
4.
Boogie Nights (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
“ One of the best films of the 90's. Julianne Moore should have won an Oscar for her performance. ” - jr86
 
5.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Beautiful and heartbreaking. Should have won Best Picture in 2005. ” - jr86
 
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.)
“ My favorite superhero movie. Heath Ledger is flawless as The Joker. ” - jr86
 
7.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ One of the best sequels ever made. The pace is terrific, and the cliffhanger is one of the best in film history. ” - jr86
 
8.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a preteen girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ The scariest movie I've ever seen. ” - jr86
 
9.
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
“ This is just a classic. Vivien Leigh IS Scarlett O'Hara. ” - jr86
 
10.
Hairspray (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (117 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
“ My favorite movie musical. Never fails to put a smile on my face. ” - jr86
 
11.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ One of the greatest horror films ever made. John Carpenter's direction is masterful. ” - jr86
 
12.
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.)
“ A terrific, mind-bending film. One of the best of 2010. ” - jr86
 
13.
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
“ A classic. I love the 1976 and 2005 versions too, but the original 1933 version is still the best. ” - jr86
 
14.
Latter Days (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe. (107 mins.)
Director: C. Jay Cox
“ One of my favorite gay romance films. It's so touching and sweet. I love it. ” - jr86
 
15.
Mean Girls (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
“ This movie never fails to crack me up.
"It's like I have ESPN, or something." :) ” - jr86
 
16.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ The visuals are simply amazing. Plus, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor are perfect in this movie. ” - jr86
 
17.
Milk (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ One of the few political films I actually like. Sean Penn deserved to win Best Actor. ” - jr86
 
18.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ A terrifying film that is also highly imaginative. The fact that Freddy Krueger can kill you in your dreams makes him one of the best onscreen boogiemen ever. ” - jr86
 
19.
Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ This film is just so sad. Sigourney Weaver is wonderful. ” - jr86
 
20.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
“ One of the most fun and imaginative films ever made. Let's do the "Time Warp" again! ” - jr86
 
21.
Shelter (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother. (97 mins.)
Director: Jonah Markowitz
“ My favorite gay romance film. This is also a great coming of age film. It always makes me feel warm and gooey inside. ” - jr86
 
22.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ One of the best fantasy films ever made. I've loved this film for so many years. The sequels are great too, but the original is my favorite. ” - jr86
 
23.
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
“ Another classic that is terrific in every sense of the word. It doesn't get any better than Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski and Vivien Leigh as Blanche Dubois. ” - jr86
 
24.
Superman (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ This film is just so much fun and so wonderful. Christopher Reeve IS Superman, and always will be. The Superman theme by John Williams always gives me chills. ” - jr86
 
25.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ I love this movie. Many consider "Terminator 2" to be the best, but the pace of the first one is so relentless, plus Arnold Schwarzenegger makes such an effective and scary villain. ” - jr86
 
26.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ This movie never fails to scare the crap out of me. The documentary style of it makes the film even more terrifying. One of the most disturbing films ever made. ” - jr86
 
27.
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
“ I can't help it, I've loved this film ever since I saw it at the movie theater way back in January 1998, for the first of many times. This film and "Star Wars" (I saw "Star Wars" for the first time on VHS in 1997) really began my love of movies. Also, the movie itself is fantastic. I've been in love with "Titanic" for over 13 years, and I couldn't be happier about it. ” - jr86
 
28.
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
“ This film is just so fun and whimsical. One of the highlights from my childhood. ” - jr86
 
29.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting. (92 mins.)
“ This is even better than the first, in my opinion. ” - jr86
 
30.
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
“ The best out of the three. This was the best film of 2010, by far. Of course I loved "Black Swan" and"Inception," but this film just touched me deep inside. I think this film was made more for those of us who got to see the original as kids back in 1995. It was like saying goodbye to an old friend. The ending was perfect. ” - jr86
 
31.
Walk the Line (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ I just love this film. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon were terrific as Johnny Cash and June Carter. ” - jr86
 
32.
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
“ Come on, who doesn't love "The Wizard Of Oz?" I of course grew-up watching this movie, starting with the old VHS taped from a late-80's CBS TV broadcast (yes, I still remember the station. :) ) Judy Garland was amazing. ” - jr86