My Favourite Movies so farby rashan-2 | created - 06 Mar 2011 | updated - 31 May 2011 | Public
Here's a list of my fave movies. Some are on the list because they are brilliant in some way, some are just good entertainment, others are movies that I was brought up with that left a lasting impression and some are on the list because even though they may not be 'great', but somehow they charmed me anyway... By the way, don't get too precious when you read it; this is just my humble opinion and I'm pretty sure there's a heap more in the back of my brain somewhere. Also, I'm going on memory for the descriptions, so please forgive me if some of the details aren't exactly right. PS: They're not in order just yet, but I have started sorting through a little.
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1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
Votes: 738,981 | Gross: $248.16M
Still my favourite movie ever. I remember seeing it at the movies for the first time. It was the first movie of it's kind. When it came out, it ushered in a whole new style of action movie. It also put the suspension of disbelief barometer way up...
2. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 560,662 | Gross: $27.00M
Still looks stylish today. Definately my favourite Sci-Fi ever.
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.
Votes: 957,323 | Gross: $290.48M
I remember hearing Darth say, "Luke, I am you father." I was about 10 I think; it totally blew me away. The impact of those words on audiences can't really be explained unless you were there.
4. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
R | 129 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his parents and his tribe whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his henchmen when he was a boy.
Votes: 121,479 | Gross: $39.57M
Like a Frank Frazetta painting brought to life. Everything about this movie fits perfectly together, from the music to the minimal scripts, the Arnie accent that just makes him sound more Conan anyway and of course the gratuitous blood and gore. Pity about the second one.
5. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.
Votes: 830,439 | Gross: $204.84M
Still my favourite of the Terminator series, it took the first one and made it even better. I really like the kick ass change of Sarah Connor compared to the first Terminator. I saw this at the movies; it blew me away, especially the whole idea of the T-1000. Look at it now and the special effects are a bit dated, but when it came out, it was ahead of it's time. "Hasta la vista, baby."
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Votes: 485,957 | Gross: $56.95M
The slow burn classic. The sheer scope and statement of this movie is jaw dropping. Very dated now, but that makes it no less brilliant. I Sci-Fi Icon, matched only by "Blade Runner".
7. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 551,602 | Gross: $85.16M
Another well done sequel; we don't see that very often anymore. I love it when Ripley decides to turn all Rambo on the alien queen's butt over Newt. I've put this one spot above the original, cos I enjoy watching it more, but I don't think any one of them is better. They are two totally different movies; this one is like a gritty action movie, whereas, the original is like a space horror.
8. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 648,750 | Gross: $78.90M
The greatest Sci-Fi horror ever made hands down.
9. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 501,282 | Gross: $83.47M
Only Brando can dominate an entire movie, while being in only the last 20 minutes or so. His presence as Kurtz translates well from the original character in, "Heart of Darkness." It's worth reading the book as well to see where the story comes from (the original is set in Ivory trading Africa 1800s). Martin Sheen is no less brilliant as the officer forcefully sent to find the AWOL Kurtz in the heart of the Vietnam war. "I love the smell of napalm in the morning!"
10. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.
Votes: 55,734 | Gross: $11.26M
The best Native American warrior I've seen on film (Mani). Mark Dacascos in the role if his career. Actually, probably the only role in his career that is excellent. My theory is that he really embraced the role because he has Native American blood himself. MUST BE SEEN IN FRENCH!!!
11. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,525,867 | Gross: $37.03M
This movie effected me as a man in ways I can't describe. It made me rethink my life for about 3 days after. Sounds scary, I know, but I have male friends that have said the same thing...
12. The Fighter (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Votes: 299,141 | Gross: $93.62M
This movie sucked me in from the very beginning. It's good to see Christian Bale back in form as the burnt out Eckland. Even though he wasn't the main character, I kept on waiting for his character to reappear. I saw "True Grit" (Coen version) before this and thought it was worthy of Best Picture, but after watching "The Fighter", I think this is a better movie hands down.
13. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 425,384 | Gross: $107.51M
Almost as good as the comic; and believe me, that's definately saying something
14. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible humanoid 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.
Votes: 670,529 | Gross: $38.40M
"I'll be back", only Terminator Arnie could make those words sound so sinister.
15. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 164 min | Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
Votes: 244,826 | Gross: $5.32M
This is my favourite Western ever. The build up to the climactic gun duel is something I've never seen since.
16. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
Votes: 75,500 | Gross: $4.91M
I have never seen so many Iconic charismatic actors jammed together into one movie. It's worth seeing "The Seven Samurai" first to see how they've turned the Zen like Japanese classic into a Western. I personally found this to be more entertaining than the original, but I think they are both as good as each other.
17. Seven Samurai (1954)
Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Votes: 256,262 | Gross: $0.27M
You can see how this movie influenced the entire Hollywood Western Genre afterwards. Very slow, very Zen like. You've gotta be in a patient mood to watch this movie, but it is very, very worth it.
18. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 422,226 | Gross: $40.22M
What performance by Daniel-Day Lewis
19. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Kubrick takes the book and makes it very much his own. Very rarely is a movie just as good as a well written book. This is one of them.
20. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 523,661 | Gross: $37.63M
Very bizarre, great idea. Ofelia carries this movie well. God I hate her stepfather, the cruel officer!
21. Predator (1987)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
Votes: 318,376 | Gross: $59.74M
"If it bleeds, we can kill it." For the record, Dutch could kick Rambo's butt any day of the week...
22. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Votes: 104,868 | Gross: $0.52M
My favourite anime. I especially like the play on the tragedy of what its like to be a mostly machine Cyborg.
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,380,465 | Gross: $315.54M
I still think this is the best of the Trilogy because it kept the feeling of the book more than the other two, and it didn't (yawn) drag on like the last one. Also, I felt that the other two got lost in the action too much.
24. The Wave (2008)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.
This movie sucked me in from the beginning. Scary since its actually loosely based on a real life experiment gone horribly wrong.
25. The Crimson Rivers (2000)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college.
Votes: 51,949 | Gross: $0.63M
One of the most balanced movies I've seen. The perfect blend.
26. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.
Votes: 125,513 | Gross: $75.51M
I love the Chief and his son. The silent bond between the Chief's son and his lady love is heart wrenching to watch. Of course Daniel Day Lewis is great too.
27. Willow (1988)
PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.
Votes: 87,377 | Gross: $57.27M
Great fun fantasy classic. Val Kilmer is great as the arrogant master swordsman, "I am the greatest swordsman that ever lived."
28. Throne of Blood (1957)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.
The best version of McBeth I have ever seen. Has the most haunting version of the forest scene on film.
29. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 563,715 | Gross: $6.10M
Clint at his western best. Great soundtrack.
30. The Pillow Book (1996)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama
A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.
Votes: 11,215 | Gross: $2.29M
This harkens back to the time when Ewan McGregor was in brilliant movies. And then there was Obi-Wan. You don't get much better than this.
31. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Votes: 230,368 | Gross: $128.08M
My favourite martial arts movie ever. I'm still amazed that this is the director's first and only foray into the martial arts. I'm even more amazed that Chow Yun Fat had also never done any martial arts before training for 7 months before this movie.
32. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Votes: 1,104,345 | Gross: $187.71M
Way better than "Troy" "What we do in life echoes in eternity"
33. The Way of the Dragon (1972)
R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.
"Way of the Dragon" - the reason I like this one over his other films is the iconic battle between him and Chuck Norris in the Coloseum
34. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.
Votes: 327,750 | Gross: $30.86M
This movie has my favourite sword duel ever. When I was doing fencing at Uni, the Fencing club would watch this movie at least once a year. "I have something to tell you." "What?" "I'm not left handed." "I have something to tell you." "What?" "I'm not left handed either."
35. Collateral (2004)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.
Votes: 316,449 | Gross: $101.01M
Tom Cruise is always better as a bad guy...
R | 123 min | Drama, Horror
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.
Votes: 258,661 | Gross: $105.26M
Tom Cruise is always better as a bad guy... Is there an echo around here?
37. The Blood of Heroes (1989)
R | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a rag tag group of "... See full summary »
Votes: 5,263 | Gross: $0.88M
My favourite Rutger Hauer movie after "Blade Runner" "I like women with scars."
38. Strange Days (1995)
R | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.
Votes: 58,770 | Gross: $7.92M
A cyberpunk cult classic
39. The Beastmaster (1982)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces.
Votes: 17,006 | Gross: $14.06M
The B-Grade answer to "Conan the Barbarian". The inept use of weaponry, the crappy effects and the bad acting should make this a terrible movie, but it just works somehow. Has my favourite fantasy duel ever between Dar and the Chief of the Jun horde.
40. The Crow (1994)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.
Votes: 146,959 | Gross: $50.69M
Slick and stylish.
41. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
Votes: 87,584 | Gross: $3.52M
Kurasawa's last (and most expensive) epic movie. King Lear the Japanese way. Brilliant use of colour.
42. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Votes: 334,163 | Gross: $76.63M
I actually think that Denzel deserved his oscar for this movie, "King Kong aint got nothin' on me!"
43. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Votes: 108,446 | Gross: $26.83M
Great performance by Matthew Broderick
44. TRON (1982)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
Votes: 100,735 | Gross: $33.00M
This was as big as "The Matrix" in it's time.
45. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 169,081 | Gross: $25.50M
My favourite Horror character ever. Freddy kick's butt on Jason any day. He's heaps more entertaining. Jason's just some mute guy who can't be killed.
46. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.
Votes: 19,993 | Gross: $5.22M
Epic Chinese cinema. Great performances all around.
47. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance
A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.
Votes: 23,140 | Gross: $2.60M
Great performance by the new wife.
48. Merantau (2009)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama
In Minangkabau, West Sumatera, Yuda a skilled practitioner of Silat Harimau is in the final preparations to begin his "Merantau" a century's old rites-of-passage to be carried out by the ... See full summary »
Way better than "Ong Bak". Brutal.
49. Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.
Votes: 55,972 | Gross: $36.85M
I love the needles
50. Ladyhawke (1985)
PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop's men for ... See full summary »
Votes: 36,840 | Gross: $18.43M
Fantasy classic. Pfiefer is brilliant as the beautiful Ladyhawke.
51. Django (1966)
Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Western
A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries.
Votes: 20,478 | Gross: $0.03M
The Spanish answer to "Shane", even if it took 13 years wait. All I've gotta say is, "Ouch" for Django before the final gun duel.
52. Poltergeist (1982)
PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
Votes: 118,767 | Gross: $76.61M
This movie scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. I think I watched it alone late at night before the TV went to static.
53. The 13th Warrior (1999)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, History
A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.
Votes: 106,501 | Gross: $32.70M
I love the style of this movie. Most people I know think it's a bad movie, but there are a few of us that think it's pretty cool. I guess you could call it a minor cult classic.
54. Watership Down (1978)
PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.
Still the scariest cartoon meant for children ever made; I used to have nightmares about the introduction...Seriously
55. The Road Warrior (1981)
R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.
Votes: 145,999 | Gross: $12.47M
57. Blood Diamond (2006)
R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
Votes: 436,962 | Gross: $57.37M
58. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Votes: 64,519 | Gross: $4.56M
59. Universal Soldier (1992)
R | 102 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.
Votes: 73,678 | Gross: $36.30M
60. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 229,594 | Gross: $10.68M
61. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Votes: 100,538 | Gross: $31.97M
62. The Killer (1989)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.
64. Angel Heart (1987)
R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.
Votes: 68,538 | Gross: $17.19M
65. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Votes: 697,936 | Gross: $44.02M
67. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,301,217 | Gross: $134.97M
Powerful. Brando at his best.
68. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,489,015 | Gross: $107.93M
Still my favourite Tarentino flick. The perfect gangster movie.
69. Shane (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
Votes: 31,039 | Gross: $20.00M
I used to love this movie when I was a kid
70. Blade (1998)
R | 120 min | Action, Horror
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
Votes: 210,287 | Gross: $70.09M
My favourite of the franchise. Also has my favourite villian of the series.
71. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,029,723 | Gross: $322.74M
The perfect Sci-Fi. Nuff said.
72. Ninja Scroll (1993)
Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Let the bloodfest begin...
73. Enter the Ninja (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also ... See full summary »
Sho Kasogi at his best
74. Hard Target (1993)
R | 97 min | Action, Thriller
A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.
Votes: 38,152 | Gross: $32.59M
Probably Van-Damme's best movie. Maybe John Woo had something to do with it
75. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,878,405 | Gross: $534.86M
First there was Jack, then there was Heath...
76. Batman (1989)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Votes: 293,875 | Gross: $251.19M
Nicholson's performance of the Joker was extraordinary in this movie. Without it Heath's later rendition of the Joker would not have been the same.
77. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
Votes: 236,430 | Gross: $162.83M
Michelle Pfiefer is without a doubt the best Cat Woman so far.
78. Forbidden Planet (1956)
G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
Votes: 38,118 | Gross: $3.00M
Leslie Nielson in a serious role. Who would've thought? And he's actually quite good in it too.
79. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
Votes: 57,768 | Gross: $45.30M
Great fun war classic
80. Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
PG | 118 min | Action, Drama, War
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.
Another rollicking war movie
81. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 138,334 | Gross: $134.22M
Reeve pulls this off with sheer charisma
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
Votes: 180,638 | Gross: $93.93M
Crowe brings gritty realism to his role as this Naval ship's captain. The supporting cast is brilliant as well.
83. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 824,273 | Gross: $75.60M
One of the last great Gibson movies
84. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 201,289 | Gross: $119.52M
This movie got me into Johnny Cash music; what a sweet voice he had.
85. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 120,178 | Gross: $75.33M
Jamie Foxx at his best
86. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Votes: 259,815 | Gross: $2.38M
This is a bazarre yet brilliant anime
87. Baraka (1992)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary
A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.
Director: Ron Fricke
Votes: 30,924 | Gross: $1.25M
A must see for everyone on the planet, especially it's leaders. It's message is just as powerful today as it was nearly 20 years ago.
88. Che: Part One (2008)
Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Votes: 40,540 | Gross: $1.73M
In my opinion, Bel Torro's finest role. Very powerful portrayal if the famous revolutionary. This counts for both movies
89. Che: Part Two (2008)
Not Rated | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.
See Che: Part One
90. Romeo and Juliet (1968)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Romance
When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues.
Votes: 25,551 | Gross: $38.90M
Zeffirelli's version still has the most heart wrenching death scene for this story I've seen to date.
91. Logan's Run (1976)
PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi
An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30.
Votes: 43,970 | Gross: $25.00M
"The Matrix" of the Seventies. Really.
92. The French Connection (1971)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
These guys really how to beat info out of their informants; only in the 70s...
93. The Three Musketeers (1948)
Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
D'Artagnan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu to usurp the King's power.
Gene Kelly plays the perfect D'Artagnon; I've never seen it done better, and this is before they used wires...
94. The Three Musketeers (1973)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure
A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.
Votes: 13,310 | Gross: $22.02M
Great fun; I think there's more brawling with improvised weapons than swordplay in the first half of the movie, but that's part of the charm. Oliver Reed is a classic as Portos.
95. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Votes: 596,209 | Gross: $403.71M
Very good version of the webslinging Superhero
96. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Votes: 884,120 | Gross: $70.51M
Brilliant work by Hugo Weaving. How to put emotion into a solid mask. Noh actors would be proud.
97. Zulu (1964)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, History, War
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.
The whole cast shines in this story about the desperate defense of 100 (approx) British soldiers vs thousands of fierce Zulu warriors
98. The Debt Collector (1999)
109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen ... See full summary »
Billy Connolly is brilliant as the title role. Has probably the most brutal knife brawl I've ever seen.
99. 300 (2006)
R | 117 min | Action, Fantasy
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
Votes: 657,533 | Gross: $210.61M
Visually stunning. I wish I had abs like those...
100. Romper Stomper (1992)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama
A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing.
Votes: 33,872 | Gross: $0.18M
Scary. Melbourne Nazi's vs the World. This movie put Russel Crowe on the map as one of the great actors of his time, for good reason.