My personal favorites...

Just some movies (and some t.v shows) that I think are great and that have a special place on my DVD shelf.
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1.
The Lost Weekend (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout. (101 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Writer Don Birnam, left alone, goes on a horrifying four day drinking binge. One of the drunks who we the audience weren't supposed to laugh at... ” - joshman_brohan
 
2.
Signs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come. (106 mins.)
“ The Hess family, who have just suffered from a dramatic loss, must now face the strange extraterrestrial happenings that are occurring throughout the world from the claustrophobic surrounding that is the family farm. ” - joshman_brohan
 
3.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 40 years of life in the Mafia. Killings were "no big deal"...they were "just business" ” - joshman_brohan
 
4.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Based on the novel by John Steinbeck, this movie follows the Joad family from their start in dust-bowl, depression-era Oklahoma to the paradise that was supposed to be California. ” - joshman_brohan
 
5.
The Odd Couple (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. (105 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
“ A sloppy sportswriter and a recently divorced clean freak try to live together. ” - joshman_brohan
 
6.
Meet the Parents (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. (108 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. (from IMDB) ” - joshman_brohan
 
7.
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
“ Jack Torrance gets a job as the caretaker of The Overlook Hotel. Along with his wife and young son, he becomes the victim of sinister goings-on within the hotel... ” - joshman_brohan
 
8.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psycopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, 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
“ Alex and his three droogs steal, rape and murder in a dystopian future. However, Alex becomes the subject of a revolutionary type of reform. ” - joshman_brohan
 
9.
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
“ Superman moves to Metropolis and has to deal with the schemes of Lex Luthor, which includes the largest real estate swindle in history. ” - joshman_brohan
 
10.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Detention to these four different people means something different to each one of them. ” - joshman_brohan
 
11.
Stand by Me (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
“ A group of 4 boys go to find a kid who disappeared in the woods. ” - joshman_brohan
 
12.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ Underdog Rocky Balboa gets the opportunity of a lifetime: to fight Apollo Creed for the World Heavyweight title... ” - joshman_brohan
 
13.
Step Brothers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry. (98 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ 40 year Dale and 39 year old Brennan have to move in together after their parents get married. ” - joshman_brohan
 
14.
Zombieland (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (88 mins.)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
“ Zombies have taken over the planet, and it's up to 4 very different individuals to survive and seek out a new life...with some rules of course. ” - joshman_brohan
 
15.
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built. (127 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
“ The trials and fortunes of the Manhattan Project during World War 2. ” - joshman_brohan
 
16.
Uncle Buck (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister. (100 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Unorthodox Uncle Buck must watch two children and a rebellious teen when their grandfather has a heart attack. ” - joshman_brohan
 
17.
Dirty Work (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business. (82 mins.)
Director: Bob Saget
“ A Revenge for Hire business. Who wouldn't hire them? ” - joshman_brohan
 
18.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ The Dude, along with his pals Walter and Donnie, try to stop kidnappers from killing a wealthy philanthropist's daughter. ” - joshman_brohan
 
19.
American Psycho (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (102 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
“ Patrick Bateman loves day spas, manicures, and expensive meals in New York's most expensive restaurants; but he also loves entertaining business peers with some Huey Lewis and an axe... ” - joshman_brohan
 
20.
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Kanew
“ Two nerds go to college, yet they find they must fight for their respect among fraternity elites... ” - joshman_brohan
 
21.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ Norman Bates, who loves his mother very much, must try to control her emotions as well as his own... ” - joshman_brohan
 
22.
Next Friday (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction. (98 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
“ Craig just wants to get away from South Central, but finds out life in Rancho Cucamonga isn't exactly a paradise... ” - joshman_brohan
 
23.
Arthur (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which... (97 mins.)
Director: Steve Gordon
“ A drunken, spoiled millionaire must choose between money and happiness. ” - joshman_brohan
 
24.
The Machinist (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity. (101 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ A man who hasn't slept in over a year begins to question his sanity ” - joshman_brohan
 
25.
Rain Man (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ A self-centered car salesman meets his long lost brother who is an autistic savant. ” - joshman_brohan
 
26.
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff. (96 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
“ Smokey and the Snowman have just one thing to do: bring back a truck full of bootlegged beer across Mississippi...and avoid Sheriff Buford T. Justice of course. ” - joshman_brohan
 
27.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
“ After the justice system lets Clyde Shelton down, he seeks to hunt down and punish those who failed him... ” - joshman_brohan
 
28.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ A hardened Korean War vet learns about life, death, and redemption. ” - joshman_brohan
 
29.
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war? (135 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Captain Marko Ramius has plans for his Soviet submarine The Red October; and one of those could be World War 3. ” - joshman_brohan
 
30.
Misery (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Writer Paul Sheldon crashes in the snowy mountains and is brought in and taken care of by recluse and obsessed fan, Annie Wilkes. But, Annie is not right... ” - joshman_brohan
 
31.
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. (from IMDB) ” - joshman_brohan
 
32.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home. (96 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
“ Nerdy and awkward Napoleon helps his equally awkward friend Pedro run for class president. ” - joshman_brohan
 
33.
RocketMan (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Fred Z. Randall is a geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream... (95 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gillard
“ Fred Z. Randall gets the opportunity to go on a manned mission to Mars...now he's the biggest idiot on two planets. ” - joshman_brohan
 
34.
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
“ Prison Guard Paul Edgecomb, assigned to death row, must face the biggest decision of his life; whether or not to stop the destruction of one of God's own miracles. ” - joshman_brohan
 
35.
Big Daddy (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father. (93 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ Sonny has no job, no girl, and no prospects. But one day that will all change...in the form of a 5 year old kid who shows up on his doorstep. ” - joshman_brohan
 
36.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (from IMDB) ” - joshman_brohan
 
37.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. (156 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
“ A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. (from IMDB) ” - joshman_brohan
 
38.
Miracle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ The United States' Olympic Hockey team must become the greatest hockey team in the world to beat the Soviet Union's hockey team. ” - joshman_brohan
 
39.
Click (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. (107 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
“ An overworked and pushed-to-the-limit architect is given the gift of a universal remote that fast forwards, rewinds, and pauses his life. ” - joshman_brohan
 
40.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer go through life in The Big Apple, dating and mocking the entire way. ” - joshman_brohan
 
41.
King of the Hill (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line. (30 mins.)
“ Hank Hill is the mack daddy of Arlen, Texas, I'll tell you what. ” - joshman_brohan
 
42.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
“ Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished. (from IMDB) ” - joshman_brohan
 
43.
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family. (22 mins.)
“ Ray Barone and his wife and kids on Long Island...with his parents right across the street. ” - joshman_brohan