30 must have movies

by ericthedread | created - 27 Mar 2011 | updated - 24 Aug 2013 | Public

just a list of films in no order,that ive always enjoy and will never tire of, i highly recomend them

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1. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 257,706 | Gross: $25.51M

all time great sci fi based on the tv series fire fly, how they only ever made 1 season of that show will be a mystery for the ages

2. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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60 Metascore

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Votes: 198,447 | Gross: $61.50M

great movie to forget how old you are and just sit on the couch and feel like a little kid

3. Let It Ride (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Action

6.8
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33 Metascore

A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 4,431 | Gross: $4.97M

A film full of loveable characters,such a funny film

4. Romancing the Stone (1984)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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63 Metascore

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

Votes: 70,286 | Gross: $76.57M

Action comedy at its best with wonderfull cast in there prime

5. Disorganized Crime (1989)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.

Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Hoyt Axton, Corbin Bernsen, Rubén Blades, Fred Gwynne

Votes: 1,859 | Gross: $7.72M

Sunday afternoon, house to ya self, chicken and chips, a coke and this movie = WIN :)

6. Kelly's Heroes (1970)

GP | 144 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.7
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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 38,346

All time great cast, never tire of this film

7. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 537,929 | Gross: $257.73M

Casting perfection. to take a franchise and start fresh without loosing any of your fan base Nice job

8. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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82 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 956,802 | Gross: $290.48M

One of the best motion pictures EVER and the best of the 6.

9. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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87 Metascore

A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 465,184 | Gross: $260.00M

any picture that could make the majority of the world at the time think twice about going swimming is doing something right

10. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,903,382 | Gross: $28.34M

pure story telling at its finest

11. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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86 Metascore

57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 551,348 | Gross: $85.16M

12. For Love or Money (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Doug is a young man who works all day as a concierge at a luxurious hotel, saving money to make his own business. Unfortunately, when he finds the financial supporter he needs, he discovers... See full summary »

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar, Anthony Higgins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 10,190 | Gross: $11.00M

the comic genius that is Fox.. so hope he gets well

13. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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53 Metascore

An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 103,823 | Gross: $11.10M

Quirky and stupid but such good fun

14. Saving Silverman (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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22 Metascore

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet

Votes: 35,057 | Gross: $19.35M

great laugh out loud film, all ways surprises me how many people havent seen a film that is this funny

15. The Replacements (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Sport

6.5
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30 Metascore

During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

Votes: 51,623 | Gross: $44.74M

So enjoyable my favourite sports movie.

16. Highlander (1986)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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24 Metascore

An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 106,334 | Gross: $5.90M

SO awesome....shame about the sequel SO SO bad

17. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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43 Metascore

A barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his parents and his tribe whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his henchmen when he was a boy.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Votes: 121,431 | Gross: $39.57M

every thing you want in an arnie movie... him at his hugest not talking much running round chopping dudes heads off

18. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 185,575

legendary sunday matinee movie, star filled cast real story awesome

19. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 290,327 | Gross: $45.88M

great teenage angst film with wonderfull cast and no vampires

20. Richard Pryor: Live in Concert (1979)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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The second stand-up performance of Richard Pryor filmed.

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Lee Pryor

Votes: 3,324 | Gross: $15.80M

hands down the funniest stand up routine of all time....

21. Evolution (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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40 Metascore

A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott

Votes: 107,898 | Gross: $38.35M

another fim i never tire of, always puts a smile on my face great remedy for a bad day, orlando jones kills me

22. Hollywood or Bust (1956)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Pat Crowley, Maxie Rosenbloom

Votes: 1,475

martin and lewis perfection i love watching this with my little daughter on a rainy weekend

23. Unforgiven (1992)

R | 130 min | Drama, Western

8.2
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85 Metascore

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Votes: 310,569 | Gross: $101.16M

clint at his gnarly best

24. Thor (2011)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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57 Metascore

The powerful, but arrogant god Thor, is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Votes: 601,528 | Gross: $181.03M

best of the marvels to date!

25. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,665,869 | Gross: $292.58M

its got leo in it yet i still loved it, thats how i know its good

26. Empire Records (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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30 Metascore

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.

Director: Allan Moyle | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Debi Mazar, Maxwell Caulfield, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 41,506 | Gross: $0.30M

wonderful young cast great soundtrack

27. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 223,029 | Gross: $32.53M

kates finest work, delightful movie

28. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 837,137 | Gross: $210.61M

wounderful movie fox brilliance

29. The Last Starfighter (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

Votes: 32,047 | Gross: $28.73M

cutting edge cgi in its day another great sunday movie

30. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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85 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 738,638 | Gross: $248.16M

perfect movie