A 40 Something Mom's List of Almost 100 Movies I just love to watch

I am a wife, mother, actress, friend, child of the 70's and 80's, average middle class chick. These are movies (in no real order) that I just enjoy no matter how many times I watch them.
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1.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ My favorite movie of all time. It has it all, comedy, drama, romance, adventure, giants, swordplay, poison, eels, pirates and true love. Not to mention some of the greatest quotes ever delivered in cinema. ” - haasdt
 
2.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
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A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Just an all around well done movie that isn't predictable, something so many movies cannot claim. ” - haasdt
 
3.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
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Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ The movie of my generation that crosses all generations. ” - haasdt
 
4.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
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Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ I definitely wanted what she was having, and discovered that it really is best to find love with your best friend. ” - haasdt
 
5.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ While wonderful to watch at the Holidays, this is a classic all year round. And I will admit I am a huge Cary Grant fan, and this is one of his best. ” - haasdt
 
6.
My Favorite Wife (1940)
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Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage. (88 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
“ Another outstanding Grant vehicle, one of the first great romantic comedies. ” - haasdt
 
7.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
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A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement. (101 mins.)
“ Criss-Cross... One of my favorite Hitchcock films. A carousel ride will never have the same feel after watching this one! ” - haasdt
 
8.
Better Off Dead... (1985)
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A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. (97 mins.)
“ Wild, weird, and totally 80's this movie is pure escapist fun. ” - haasdt
 
9.
The Hangover (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ This movie is so wrong, but so right. It's rare I laugh out loud at a movie over and over. ” - haasdt
 
10.
Dead Again (1991)
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An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection. (107 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ I love the twists and turns and the always winning performances by Branagh and Thompson. ” - haasdt
 
11.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
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After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. (75 mins.)
Director: Clyde Geronimi
“ This is by far my favorite of the Disney "Princess" movies. I want a dress that changes color too! ” - haasdt
 
12.
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ I loved the unique storytelling style of this film, and the way I can catch new things every time I watch it. ” - haasdt
 
13.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
“ Loved that this was a successful "twist" movie when it came out. The storytelling was smooth, the acting great. ” - haasdt
 
14.
Enchanted (2007)
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A princess, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Lima
“ Just made me smile from start to finish. Dashing leading men, beautiful princesses, and fabulous music. Not to mention on bad -@ss witch! ” - haasdt
 
15.
The Pirate Movie (1982)
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The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship end up having saves his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates. (105 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
“ One of my favorite 80's cheesy movie indulgences. ” - haasdt
 
16.
Xanadu (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
The story of a girl who makes dreams come true. (96 mins.)
“ Another 80's indulgence, I knew ALL the songs by heart as a kid (and I still remember most of them!) ” - haasdt
 
17.
Love Actually (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
“ I enjoyed the whole ensemble and feel of this movie, and the way the stories ultimately fit together so beautifully. ” - haasdt
 
18.
The Notebook (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
“ Sappy chick flick. What more could a girl want. ” - haasdt
 
19.
The Haunting (1963)
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A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ A prime example of a movie that can scare the pants off you without the gore so many horror movies resort to. ” - haasdt
 
20.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ A Hitchcock classic. Jimmy Stewart does so much without even leaving his seat. ” - haasdt
 
21.
The Holiday (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. (138 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
“ While I would have liked to have seen more of the California side of this movie, it was just utterly enjoyable and the characters were delightful. ” - haasdt
 
22.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ One of the best thrillers ever made. Jodi Foster and Anthony Hopkins WERE the characters. ” - haasdt
 
23.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ I was introduced to this film in High School, and my love of the classics began. Another of the original Romantic Comedies before they were even a genre. ” - haasdt
 
24.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
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A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. (105 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ I love the Tom & Meg dynamic. This is probably my favorite, even though they don't really share a scene til the end. ” - haasdt
 
25.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (119 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ The movie that inspired "Sleepless in Seattle", another great Cary Grant romantic vehicle. ” - haasdt
 
26.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Also a traditional Holiday favorite, this movie pops into my head all the time when things look down and I start to think "What If..." ” - haasdt
 
27.
You've Got Mail (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet. (119 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ Another great Tom/Meg movie, this one is on TV all the time and it sucks me in every single time I linger for more than 30 seconds. ” - haasdt
 
28.
GoldenEye (1995)
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James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead. (130 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ I don't know why, but this is my favorite of the Bond movies, and Pierce Brosnan can shake or stir me any time! ” - haasdt
 
29.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ No matter how many times I watch this, the shark still makes me jump. ” - haasdt
 
30.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A ticket-collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ Girl meets boy... but is it the right one? Sandra Bullock is charming and the supporting cast really does add so much to this delightful rom/com. ” - haasdt
 
31.
Independence Day (1996)
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The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive. (145 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ Kicking Alien Butt - it's just that simple. ” - haasdt
 
32.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ Yes, the book is better, but the movie really broke ground with its realistic CGI dino-stars. ” - haasdt
 
33.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ As a Star Wars and Star Trek fan, this movie was a perfect comedic homage to the genre. ” - haasdt
 
34.
Legally Blonde (2001)
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When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
“ Dumb Blonde finds out she's not so dumb. And it's Fabulous! ” - haasdt
 
35.
Notting Hill (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. (124 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
“ The last 5 minutes of this movie alone are just perfect, but Rhys Ifans really steals the show the rest of the movie. ” - haasdt
 
36.
Airplane! (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
“ So maybe it's not as good as a Gladiator Movie (Surely you can't be serious!) ” - haasdt
 
37.
Big Fish (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ There is something just magical about this movie that I can't really explain. I just find it delightful. ” - haasdt
 
38.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
“ An 80's Teen Girl's dream summer. I'll always miss Patrick Swayze. ” - haasdt
 
39.
Music and Lyrics (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words. (96 mins.)
Director: Marc Lawrence
“ Another witty Rom-Com. And Hugh Grant does the genre well. ” - haasdt
 
40.
Easy A (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ Just loved this flick - Emma Stone was perfect and Stanley Tucci & Patricia Clarkson as her parents totally stole the movie! ” - haasdt
 
41.
Blast from the Past (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A romantic comedy about a naive man who comes out into the world after being in a nuclear fallout shelter for 35 years. (112 mins.)
Director: Hugh Wilson
“ Happy to see the Nice Guy CAN finish first! ” - haasdt
 
42.
Death at a Funeral (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family. (87 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ There are a few scenes in this movie that are just ridiculously laugh out loud funny. British humor can be so outstanding. ” - haasdt
 
43.
The Full Monty (1997)
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Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
“ Loved the Movie. Loved the stage show. Love Men who will do whatever it takes to be the Man. ” - haasdt
 
44.
Chicago (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ I love musical theater, and this is, by far, one of the best movie adaptations out there. I liked it even better than the play. ” - haasdt
 
45.
Bull Durham (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him. (108 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
“ I love romance. My husband loves baseball. What more could we ask for than the ultimate romantic baseball movie! ” - haasdt
 
46.
Field of Dreams (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
“ The other great Kevin Costner baseball movie. Add James Earl Jones, and you have a winner! ” - haasdt
 
47.
Happy, Texas (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who... (98 mins.)
Director: Mark Illsley
“ This lesser known gem always puts a smile on my face. ” - haasdt
 
48.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ A great novella that became a GREAT movie. No wonder it's always voted one of the best films ever made. ” - haasdt
 
49.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Also, one of the new classic films of cinema. The story, the acting, perfection. ” - haasdt
 
50.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. (120 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ It's no wonder these two ended up together... The heat between them is palpable. ” - haasdt
 
51.
The Italian Job (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally. (111 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
“ A fabulous comedy heist film - made me want to trade in my van for a Mini-Cooper for a split second. ” - haasdt
 
52.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective. (113 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ I know a lot of people loved the original, but the remake is where it's at for me. Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo on the stairs - a true highlight. ” - haasdt
 
53.
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
“ Wasn't crazy about the sequels, but this one (another great comedy heist film) I could watch over and over. ” - haasdt
 
54.
Parenthood (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. (124 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ The current TV show is FANTASTIC, but the movie on which it's based also personifies the heartwarming angst of not only being a parent, but part of a whole family as well. ” - haasdt
 
55.
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Kanew
“ One of the first "Dirty Movies" I was allowed to watch, and, I believe, the reason "We are the Champions" is the popular song it is today (well, at least PART of the reason). ” - haasdt
 
56.
History of the World: Part I (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes. (92 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ My personal favorite Mel Brooks movie - it's definitely good to be the King! ” - haasdt
 
57.
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
“ Another fabulous Stephen King novella adaptation, and those boys could really act. River Phoenix, we lost you too soon. ” - haasdt
 
58.
Top Secret! (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany. (90 mins.)
“ A sister movie to Airplane, before Val Kilmer was super famous... cheesy but still so much fun. ” - haasdt
 
59.
Trading Places (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ The comedy genius of Aykroyd and Murphy is on display in this rags to riches (and riches to rags) romp. ” - haasdt
 
60.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ My absolute favorite of Robin Williams' serious roles. Oh Captain, my Captain, I can watch this movie over and over. ” - haasdt
 
61.
Sneakers (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item. (126 mins.)
“ It's interesting to watch this movie now, since technology has come SO far, and hacking is so much more sophisticated. But I still get a thrill from this light-hearted thriller. ” - haasdt
 
62.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)
“ My favorite of the "Indy" movies. It had a great balance of comedy, romance, action, adventure - and two of the handsomest leading men in cinematic history to boot! ” - haasdt
 
63.
The Goonies (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ The Goonies are definitely good enough for me. Another 80's childhood favorite. ” - haasdt
 
64.
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy. (95 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
“ My favorite of the Muppet movies, I love the music, the comedy... and Charles Grodin. ” - haasdt
 
65.
Rat Race (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money. (112 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
“ There's just something highly amusing about the crazy people in this film I can't resist (especially the narcoleptic Rowan Atkinson). ” - haasdt
 
66.
The Parent Trap (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together. (128 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
“ I love this Disney remake - I just wish Lindsay Lohan wouldn't have grown up to be so - Lindsay Lohan. ” - haasdt
 
67.
On Golden Pond (1981)
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Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
“ This movie always made me glad I got to know all my grandparents as long as I did. And makes me miss the acting brilliance of Hepburn and Fonda. ” - haasdt
 
68.
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A spoof 1950s sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late-night television. (85 mins.)
“ This is a CRAZY movie, but one I just always found so ridiculously funny. ” - haasdt
 
69.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
“ I haven't seen this one many times, but it is a wonderfully crafted, brilliantly written and acted film. ” - haasdt
 
70.
Mommie Dearest (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Mommie Dearest, best-selling memoir turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
“ Yes, it's campy and overacted (and sometimes underacted) but I just can't resist it. And I let my kids use all the wire hangers they want! ” - haasdt
 
71.
Maverick (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ I am not a fan of westerns, but I AM a fan of this very UN-wstern Western ” - haasdt
 
72.
Dave (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place. (110 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ If only the government really COULD be run this way! ” - haasdt
 
73.
Victor Victoria (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life. (132 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ Did I mention I like musicals? You have to have a certain taste for this, I suppose, but the music from this stayed with me and an impressionable 10 year old and has stayed with me ever since. ” - haasdt
 
74.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. (130 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
“ Girl Power! Though I can never watch this movie then eat barbecue. ” - haasdt
 
75.
Arachnophobia (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. (103 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
“ I love a comedy. I love a thriller. I loved this comedy thriller. ” - haasdt
 
76.
A Christmas Story (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ I don't know HOW I could forget this the first time around. It just isn't Christmas until I've watched "A Christmas Story"! ” - haasdt
 
77.
Super 8 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ This was a perfect summer popcorn movie. I love the Steven Spielberg/JJ Abrams Collaboration ” - haasdt
 
78.
3 Idiots (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ It is rare that I watch a film that I had no expectations for and am blown away by how much I enjoyed it. Almost three hours long and I wasn't ready for it to be over. Worth the subtitles. ” - haasdt
 
79.
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
“ This movie is crazy and gross and I get a kick out of it every time I watch. LOVE Bill Murray in this! ” - haasdt
 
80.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ I totally go Geek Girl watching this! ” - haasdt
 
81.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (121 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
“ Chris Pratt is just perfect and the movie is a wondeful blend of sci fi, adventure, and humor. ” - haasdt
 
82.
Star Trek (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Love the rebooted series so very much! ” - haasdt
 
83.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (112 mins.)
Director: Jason Moore
“ Fun, catchy, quirky, did I mention fun? ” - haasdt
 
84.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (152 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ I do enjoy the whole series, but I think in my heart I love the first one best. ” - haasdt
 
85.
The Help (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ A touching, powerful and moving movie with enough humor to make a tragic subject bearable. ” - haasdt
 
86.
Frozen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (102 mins.)
“ This is a movie that will never let me go! ;) ” - haasdt
 
87.
One Crazy Summer (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers. (93 mins.)
“ Cheesy Fun, 80's style! ” - haasdt
 
88.
National Treasure (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries. (131 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ Love this and the sequel - feel I can watch with the whole family and everyone has fun. ” - haasdt
 
89.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ I will admit I am not a huge Quentin Tarantino fan, but there is something about this movie that just leaves me satisfied. Maybe it's seeing the Nazis get what they deserve, even if it's totally fiction... ” - haasdt