Top 25 Favorite Movies

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1.
Street Kings (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ During my first watching of Street Kings, I already knew it was going to be at least of one my favorites. But now after seeing it countless times, I have to say that it is my clear-cut number one favorite movie. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
2.
Almost Heroes (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark. (90 mins.)
“ I cant say anymore than I did in my review. Almost Heroes is my number one most favorite comedy. However, more importantly, it is my number two favorite movie ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
3.
Body of Lies (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence. (128 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Leonardo DiCaprio in the Middle East. Need I Say More? ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
4.
The Replacements (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players. (118 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ I starting to think I have a man-crush of Keanu Reeves. My number one favorite sports movie but number four for my all-genre list. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
5.
Godzilla (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city. (139 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ I am going to get so much flak for this. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
6.
The Alamo (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. (137 mins.)
“ I understand the hatred for Godzilla but for this? This is a modern day historical masterpiece. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
7.
The Patriot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (165 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ I will refer you to my 'The Alamo' comment. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
8.
Training Day (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ Can't say anything that hasn't already been said. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
9.
Clerks (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ Here Clerks will represent Kevin Smith movies. (Exceptions: Zach and Miri, and Cop Out) ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
10.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
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. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Here A New Hope will represent the entire Star Wars saga. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
11.
Daybreakers (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind. (98 mins.)
“ Ethan Hawk as a Vampire. It took Hollywood so long.

Side Note: I love how William Dafoe acts like he is in an entirely different film. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
12.
Happy Gilmore (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house. (92 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ Adam Sandler being funny. Memories. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
13.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ Jim Carey being funny. Memories.

Side Note: This thirteen ranking is a tie for both the Ace Ventura movies ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
14.
Independence Day (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
“ It is epically good.

Side Note: Unlike Godzilla, I cannot comprehend the outright hatred for this movie ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
15.
BASEketball (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team. (103 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
“ Southpark sucks but BASEketball sure doesn't. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
16.
The Town (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down. (125 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ If only Matt Damon were in it. (It would be higher.) ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
17.
Con Air (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. (115 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ The only good Nicholas Cage movie besides 88MM. John Malkovich plays a great cerebral convict. 'Cyrus the mother *beep* virus' ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
18.
Stealing Harvard (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University. (85 mins.)
Director: Bruce McCulloch
“ Jason Lee and Tom Green should film a buddy cop movie. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
19.
Pandorum (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities. (108 mins.)
“ Creepy, Fascinating, Creepy, Fascinatingly Creepy ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
20.
Gangs of New York (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (167 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ I'll make it my quest to finally watch the movie in its entirety even if it takes me my whole life. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
21.
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him. (106 mins.)
Director: John Moore
“ Owen Wilson's one good movie, not to mention his only action movie. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
22.
A Time to Kill (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting a revolt by local racist groups. (149 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ I'd put it number one if it weren't based off of a book. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609
 
23.
Holes (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason. (117 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ I will refer you to my 'A Time to Kill'. ” - stachowiakjacob-73-757609