My must have movies

These are movies I absolutely have to have. Top 20 anyway.
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1.
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
“ This tops my list because hello I'm a girl.. Plus I mean how often do lovers die at the same time. Even in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo died first. So I say this was a good movie and I liked the ending. ” - h2olady8
 
2.
Empire Records (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain. (90 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle
“ Ummm. Damn the man save the empire. If you don't like this movie you were never a rebellious teenager or worked as a teenager. ” - h2olady8
 
3.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ This movie has to make the list because its Quentin Taratino and I mean its a female kicking butt and taking names. ” - h2olady8
 
4.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
“ because you can't just watch the first part you have to finish it. You don't even know what her name is until you watch this part. ” - h2olady8
 
5.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. (102 mins.)
“ Another rebellious teen movie and I mean Ben Affleck, Jeremy London, Matthew McConaughey are all in this movie. ” - h2olady8
 
6.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ I cannot even tell you how many times I have watched this movie. Every Christmas I have have to watch this movie. It's a classic and Bruce Willis is definetly made for action movies. ” - h2olady8
 
7.
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C. (128 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ Because its just as good as the first one without the swearing. ” - h2olady8
 
8.
RED (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants. (111 mins.)
“ This movie is awesome and it shows that you can still kick butt when you are old. ” - h2olady8
 
9.
Knight and Day (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name. (109 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Another action movie that makes you root for the characters and is just awesome with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. ” - h2olady8
 
10.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ I think this is a no brainer. Sports for the boys and romance and a charming Tom Cruise for the Ladies. Win-Win situation. ” - h2olady8
 
11.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Well I like this movie because her name's Samantha. But it is also a classic 80s movie and hey I was born in the 80s. ” - h2olady8
 
12.
Oklahoma! (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with a violent... (145 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ Grew up on Musicals so of course Oklahoma has to be on here. ” - h2olady8
 
13.
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
“ Alright it is sort of cheesy but so good. Any female over the age of 12 needs to see this movie. ” - h2olady8
 
14.
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after. (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Just have to see this movie if you are ever babysitting. ” - h2olady8
 
15.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular... (90 mins.)
Director: Alan Metter
“ If you are a girl period you must see this movie!!!!! ” - h2olady8
 
16.
Enough (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
After running away fails, a terrified woman (Jennifer Lopez) empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband (Billy Campbell). (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ If you ever needed a reason to learn to defend yourself this is it. Very good motivation to learn kick boxing and self defense. ” - h2olady8
 
17.
Grease (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? (110 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
“ Grease is the word that you've hear, it's got groove, it's got meaning. Need I say more. ” - h2olady8
 
18.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
“ Gene Kelly and the song is famous. It stands by itself. It is something everyone should see but probably won't because it's a musical. Gene Kelly is a legend and if you are a tap dancer I don't think you should miss this one. ” - h2olady8
 
19.
Superbad (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry. (113 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
“ Because sometimes you just need to laugh. Also its a guilty pleasure and who don't need some rauchi-ness in their life. ” - h2olady8
 
20.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ Because what great list ever excluded an alien element. Some people don't like this movie because of the violence or the "racist" things going on. I found this movie to be moving and you really end up rooting for the main character and the people helping him. Needs a sequel though. ” - h2olady8
 
21.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
22.
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
 
23.
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (108 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
24.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
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. (152 mins.)
 
25.
Gladiator (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
26.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)