My All-time Favorite Movies...by tabita | created - 01 Jun 2011 | updated - 29 Jun 2011 | Public
To quote dolphinrock81: I am not saying that these are the best movies ever made, I am saying they are the ones that I enjoy watching the most and could watch over and over again....
You find dolphinrock81's list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/QTW5EHpkaNE
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1. A Few Good Men (1992)
R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller
Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.
Votes: 200,363 | Gross: $141.34M
My all-time favorite!!!
2. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.
Votes: 79,014 | Gross: $81.06M
2. Love the story, the chemistry, the lines! and last but not least Joe Fusco Jr....
3. 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: 1,110,656 | Gross: $187.71M
3. Loved it from the first time I saw it... "I'll give them something they have never seen before" and sure he did! Thanks Russell! And again a perfect soundtrack!
4. Roman Holiday (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
4. My favorite romance!
5. Thelma & Louise (1991)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.
Votes: 112,776 | Gross: $45.36M
5. This movie always makes my want to take a roadtrip! A fantastic friendship... again a very touching story...
6. Remember the Titans (2000)
PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.
Votes: 175,093 | Gross: $115.65M
6. I'm a sucker for "true stories".. the cast is amazing and so is the soundtrack!!
7. Remember Me (2010)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally, who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder.
Votes: 123,443 | Gross: $19.07M
7. My newest favorite! Fantastic story - very touching!
8. The Cutting Edge (1992)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A temperamental figure skater and a former hockey player try to win Olympic gold as a figure skating pairs team.
Votes: 16,485 | Gross: $25.11M
8. The chemistry and the lines - on ice!! oh yeah!
9. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 665,229 | Gross: $83.01M
9. I simply love Bruce Willis... and John McClane is my all-time favorite cop! :)
10. Regarding Henry (1991)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance
After being shot, a man loses his memory and must relearn speech and mobility, but he has a loving family to support him.
Votes: 25,583 | Gross: $43.00M
This one just keeps coming back to me... Harrison Ford and Annette Benning are brilliant in it and the story is really amazing...
...and the rest of the list is more or less in random order....
11. Out of Africa (1985)
PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Votes: 59,213 | Gross: $87.10M
Beautiful story, beautiful filming! and maybe the best soundtrack ever!
12. Collateral (2004)
R | 120 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: 317,551 | Gross: $101.01M
Tom as the bad guy! really well played and great cast! Grey is a great look for Tom Cruise! :)
13. The Sure Thing (1985)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...
Votes: 16,798 | Gross: $18.14M
Roadtrip with John Cusack!
14. The Switch (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Seven years after the fact, a man comes to the realization that he was the sperm donor for his best friend's boy.
Votes: 85,631 | Gross: $27.76M
Jason Bateman in sweaters... irresistable!
15. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 214,298 | Gross: $5.54M
Just classic! and I can still smell his leather jacket when he hugs her in the ferris wheel!
16. Before Sunset (2004)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
Votes: 187,370 | Gross: $5.79M
Together again! Finally!
17. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In November 1958, the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an ... See full summary »
Votes: 23,939 | Gross: $14.16M
The dancing!! Even better than Dirty Dancing.... 'that's not a circle - that's a box!'
18. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 416,799 | Gross: $172.83M
...and this morning we had pancakes!
19. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.
Votes: 135,464 | Gross: $126.53M
20. Beaches (1988)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Votes: 20,029 | Gross: $57.04M
Don't forget kleenex!
21. Eight Below (2006)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.
Votes: 53,468 | Gross: $81.61M
Simply love those dogs... just watching the trailer can make me tear up...
22. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.
Votes: 125,130 | Gross: $5.97M
Just watch it!! Words can't explain!
23. Speed (1994)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.
Votes: 284,743 | Gross: $121.25M
Keanu and Sandra together... on a bus!
24. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,916,838 | Gross: $28.34M
25. The Family Stone (2005)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Votes: 53,578 | Gross: $60.06M
Amazing cast and a touching story... I even like SJP in this movie!
26. Top Gun (1986)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Votes: 242,386 | Gross: $179.80M
Again I have to say: Classic! Iceman: you can be my wingman anytime Maverick: *beep* you can be mine!
27. What Happens in Vegas (2008)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and a woman are compelled, for legal reasons, to live life as a couple for a limited period of time. At stake is a large amount of money.
Votes: 151,125 | Gross: $80.28M
Chemistry, Vegas, Fake Marriage, True Love, "Stripper & Hater" and Queen Latifah - yes please!
28. Muriel's Wedding (1994)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.
Votes: 30,318 | Gross: $15.19M
29. The Station Agent (2003)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Votes: 61,811 | Gross: $5.74M
A great movie about strangers becoming friends based on a lot of nothing! Love it!
30. The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory.
Votes: 450,310 | Gross: $121.66M
Matt Damon is fabulous as Jason Bourne!
This movie really got under my skin... remember creeping home along the house walls, sneaking into my own apartment building and closing the curtains before turning on the lights as if I were a spy myself ;)
31. Big (1988)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.
Votes: 167,380 | Gross: $114.97M
32. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think.
Votes: 671,769 | Gross: $289.92M
Too cute not to love....
33. Fools Rush In (1997)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.
Votes: 29,344 | Gross: $29.29M
You are everything I never knew I always wanted!
34. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Votes: 388,502 | Gross: $59.89M
Crazy family on crazy roadtrip.... great great movie!
35. The Lake House (2006)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Votes: 123,239 | Gross: $52.33M
Keanu and Sandra yet again! Loads of chemistry even though they hardly share the screen!
36. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.
Votes: 12,399 | Gross: $41.25M
Oh the chemistry!
37. Rounders (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama
A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.
Votes: 129,737 | Gross: $22.91M
Edward Norton made me scream at the tv the first time I watched this... his character is so insolent - I really wanted to kick his A**!
38. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Votes: 363,622 | Gross: $186.74M
My one and only favorite among disaster movie!
39. Dear Frankie (2004)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance
After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him.
Votes: 19,765 | Gross: $1.34M
Gerard Butler as the Stranger should be reason enough, but the story is really worth watching even if anybody else had his role...
40. Frequency (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.
Votes: 89,478 | Gross: $45.01M
Keeps me on edge everytime I watch it...
41. Notting Hill (1999)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.
Votes: 226,249 | Gross: $116.09M
Spike alone makes this movie worth watching!
42. Someone Like You... (2001)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a column on the relationship habits of men which gains her national fame.
Votes: 21,389 | Gross: $27.34M
Hugh Jackman as roommate - seriously!!
43. In Good Company (2004)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A middle-aged ad exec is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age... and who also happens to be sleeping with his daughter.
Votes: 50,653 | Gross: $45.49M
Great cast, great lines, nice story... can watch it over and over and over again! Topher Grace and Dennis Quaid are really great together...
44. Chasing Liberty (2004)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter. Frustrated with her overprotective father, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 32,434 | Gross: $12.19M
Modern version of Roman Holiday...
45. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
Votes: 100,767 | Gross: $101.22M
Great story - close to the Bible account... and with a fantastic soundtrack!
46. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.
Votes: 22,099 | Gross: $11.74M
Baz Luhrmann's debut... Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias!
47. Catch and Release (II) (2006)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.
Votes: 20,190 | Gross: $15.27M
This movie just jumps my dvd player once in a while for no particular reason...
48. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
A young woman who's reinvented herself as a New York socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband, after seven years of separation.
Votes: 90,709 | Gross: $127.22M
Same as above! + Josh Lucas!
49. Seabiscuit (2003)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Votes: 60,704 | Gross: $120.28M
This movie sounds SO boring, but it's amazing... a story about winning against the odds and never giving up...
50. The Upside of Anger (2005)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
When her husband unexpectedly disappears, a sharp-witted suburban wife and her daughters juggle their mom's romantic dilemmas and family dynamics.
Votes: 19,883 | Gross: $18.76M
I consider this as kind of a comeback for Kevin Costner.. he's really great in this.. and Joan Allen is fantastic as the bitter wife/widow... and together they are magical in a sad-drinking-depressing-way :)
51. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl's best friend.
Votes: 24,240 | Gross: $17.07M
Simply to cute to miss....
52. A Walk to Remember (2002)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance
The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.
Votes: 178,287 | Gross: $41.23M
Makes me cry everytime!!
53. The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.
Votes: 441,086 | Gross: $81.00M
No need to explain - girls get it :)
54. The Sound of Music (1965)
G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Votes: 166,782 | Gross: $163.21M
Just the fact that I know all the songs by heart and can sing along makes it a favorite.... :P
55. Spy Game (2001)
R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.
Votes: 129,198 | Gross: $0.03M
I have seen this so many times and I still on edge whether they make it or not :)
56. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 205,953 | Gross: $184.21M
I'm Wind In Hair, can't you see that I'm your friend....
57. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.
Votes: 356,982 | Gross: $134.53M
58. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.
Votes: 136,293 | Gross: $57.23M
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Votes: 458,804 | Gross: $64.62M
60. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.
Votes: 157,142 | Gross: $165.50M
The 'real' Robin Hood... :)