10 Best Movies of My Lifetime.1959-2011

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1.
Secondhand Lions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas. (111 mins.)
Director: Tim McCanlies
“ A great family movie with a Stellar cast. Should have won an Oscar. ” - unwillinghalo52003
 
2.
Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day. (594 mins.)
“ WWII or Iraq/Afganistan this movie lets the people know how a soldier bonds with his buddies in a time of war. ” - unwillinghalo52003
 
3.
Red Dawn (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces. (114 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ Need an inspiring movie about patriotism, this is it. ” - unwillinghalo52003
 
4.
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Jesse Stone (Selleck) is a New England police chief investigating a series of murders, in an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel. (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
“ Well, all the Jesse Stone movies are really great television movies and should be seen. ” - unwillinghalo52003
 
5.
Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Written by a lowly NEW MEXICO Governor. See the movie... ” - unwillinghalo52003
 
6.
True Grit (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. (128 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ How can you ever beat a John Wayne Movie? See this one first then go see the new one. No Comparison, John Wayne is the MAN. ” - unwillinghalo52003
 
7.
Dirty Harry (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ When you need a cop that can get the job done, call Dirty Harry ” - unwillinghalo52003
 
8.
Lonesome Dove (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory. (384 mins.)
“ Duval has become in my humble opinion, Americas new Cowboy. ” - unwillinghalo52003
 
9.
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (128 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ 7 Stars....How many do you remember starring in their own great movies. ” - unwillinghalo52003
 
10.
Walking Tall (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life. (125 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
“ True story of a Tennesee lawman cleaning up his county. ” - unwillinghalo52003