My favorite movies and TV shows (in no particular order)

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1.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ A groundbreaking film. The marriage of two genres hardly ever seen. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
2.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
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Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ Another Groundbreaking film. This movie was the birth of the genre. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
3.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ A terry Gilliam classic. The full length directors cut is one of the most original, entertaining and thought provoking film of all time ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
4.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
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In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Okay, not really a groundbreaking film, but a terry gilliam classic that is written and directed so well!!!! ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
5.
The Bride with White Hair (1993)
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The sensitive swordsman Cho Yi-Hang is tired of his life. He is the unwilling successor to the Wu-Tang... (89 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
“ This film should not be put in the "Flying Kung Fu" catagory because it is so much more. It's a mixture of true history and fantastic fantasy elements. A Romeo and Juliet mirror with incredible imagery, acting
directing and writing. GREAT GREAT MOVIE!!!! ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
6.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ Groundbreaking independant film by Darren Aronofsky. Very original, very compelling imagery in black and white. A truly original story that begs questions. This is the perfect example of what Darren Aronofdky can pull off. Requeim for a dream, despite it's flaws (and I found it a bit gratuitous), was an okay film, and The fountain was great. But niether of them made my list. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
7.
Wild at Heart (1990)
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Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. (125 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Ahhh David Lynch. He's not for everybody, but he is a genious. This film based on the book was one of Lynch's best triumphs. The story of Sailor and Lula's love on the run, mirrored with the Wizard of Oz, creates the perfect canvas for David Lynch; and he painted a masterpiece. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
8.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
“ Ahhh David Lynch again. This masterpiece TV series, despite some flaws in the second season, is probably the most original TV show ever. It sparked a whole subculture or Twin Peeks Freeks (like myself) who spend hours on line arguing with each other on the symbols and what was REAL in the series. Lynch and Frost pulled off a fantastic thrilller with a sci-fi- twist (some argue the sci-fi twist was symbolic, a notion that I do not agree with) that is clearly the inspirtation for many movies and TV shows afterwards. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
9.
The Odd Couple (1968)
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Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. (105 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
“ Wow, this came out of nowhere on this list. The neil simon play was masterfully adapted to the big screen. One of the funniest movies ever made. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
10.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Ken Kesey's novel is brought to life by Milos Forman in this spectacular tale of comedy, drama and phsycological exploration. Superbly acted by the entire cast, and directed masterfully by Milos Forman. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
11.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
“ Best Comedy sitcom of all time. Enough said ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
12.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts. (45 mins.)
“ While rivaling with Twin Peaks on the greatest sci-fi psychological thrillers of all time, X files was and still is extremely addictive.
Despite some minor shorrtcomings later in the searies, this is Chis Carters best achievement.
I Really loved Millenium also, and to all those who say that it was just another cash cow for Chris Carter, it was a brilliant show. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
13.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ Ahhh Hitchcock. Okay I'll stop doing that now. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
14.
Touch of Evil (1958)
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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
15.
Batman Begins (2005)
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After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)
 
16.
The Dark Knight (2008)
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When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
 
17.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
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Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
18.
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
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An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that. (110 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
“ David Mammet. Enough said. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
19.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. (100 mins.)
Director: James Foley
“ David Mammet. Enough...Okay I'll stop doing that too. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
20.
Redbelt (2008)
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A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition. (99 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
“ David Mammet!!!! ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
21.
Inland Empire (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Possibly one of david lynch's best masterpieces. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
22.
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life. (114 mins.)
Director: Marc Rocco
“ Might seem like a strange choice for this list, but this movie is great on so many levels. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
23.
Three's Company (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors. (30 mins.)
“ one of the funniest sitcoms ever. based on BBC's Man about the House ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
24.
Are You Being Served? (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store. (28 mins.)
“ Try watching any episide of this without crying of laughter ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
25.
Clueless (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ A very clever adaptation of Jane Austin's Emma. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
26.
The Big Kahuna (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two veteran salesmen dissect a sales pitch to a particular client, through their young protégé. (90 mins.)
Director: John Swanbeck
“ Brilliant adaptation of the play "Hospitality Suite" Kevin Spacey at his best. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
27.
King Arthur (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. (126 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ Okay, a lot of "King Aurther geeks" give me a hard time about this movie, "Just because most historians now think that King Aurthor was based on Arturius Castus, doesn't mean it's true!!!" Okay, these people who really want to believe that the fabled king aurthor was not made up, I say this: "King Aurthor was a fictional story, based on SOMEBODY, and I think Artorius Castus is the most likely candidate. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
28.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes. (60 mins.)
“ Okay, I'll admit it. I was never into law and order until I started watching Criminal Intent. Vincent D'Onofrio is one of my favorite actors, and he played Bobby goren so well. however, over time I became more addicted to SVU. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
29.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)
“ Great show. You can see the X-Files influence, but Fringe may be superior on some levels. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
30.
eXistenZ (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged. (97 mins.)
“ David Cronnenburg, again, not for everybody. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
31.
The Birds (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
“ One of Hitchcocks best. ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
32.
Dracula (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
“ Dracula purists give me a hard time about liking this. But Gary oldman, come on, he can pull off any role. He's the actor with a million faces. He can litterally play any role. Anthony Hopkins, Francis Ford Coppola... ” - ravenwood-13-334635
 
33.
Eraserhead (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ David Lynch's first full length film. Not for everyone, but definately a groundbraking for the genre. ” - ravenwood-13-334635