My Top Favorite Movies of All Time

This is a list containing some of my favorite movies of all time. Those really powerful movies that have appealed to me on a higher level. They're not in order of preference, simply because it's impossible to say one is better than the other. And, this list will always be "under construction", since new movies may be added (either because I've watched them for the first time, or because my memory had failed me before)...
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1.
Bicentennial Man (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions. (132 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Very powerful movie, if you really pay attention. Some people may only see the surface of it, and think it is a family sci-fi with some comedy in it. Actually, it's a drama with deep phylosophical questioning about life, humanity, determination, the essence of prejudice, the human soul, and so on. One of the few movies that can actually make me cry in the end. ” - dramses79
 
2.
Mr. Nobody (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. (141 mins.)
“ Deep, intense, and really thought-provoking! You are what your choices in life make you. It doesn't matter what choices you make, they will always lead you to the one you are, etc. These are some of the subjects discussed on this movie. And, what a superbly made one! Love it! ” - dramses79
 
3.
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ Another powerful movie! Not a sci-fi, as one might think. It's more of a very deep, moving drama about prejudice, about determination to be more than the society says you can be. It's about friendship, about working hard to achieve dreams, and much more. Love it!!! ” - dramses79
 
4.
Before Sunrise (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (105 mins.)
“ Just love this movie and its simplicity! A couple of young ones that meet on a train, and then have a day to get to know each other, fall in love, talk about things (from the afterlife to childhood memories)...all that while they walk through the streets of beautiful Vienna. Love this movie!!! ” - dramses79
 
5.
Finding Neverland (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ Really touching, sweet...a great movie!!! It will make you laugh light-hearted laughs, it will make you cry, it will move you. Really love this one!!! ” - dramses79
 
6.
Threesome (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Eddy and Stuart share two-thirds of a dormitory suite. Due to bureaucratic error, a woman named Alex is added to their room... (89 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
“ Not a masterpiece of a movie, but for some reason it makes me feel good! Reminds me of the old college times, the challenges we face when we are young and trying to find our places in the world...the time for adventures, for love, for great friends, and so much more. A simple movie, but a really nice one... ” - dramses79
 
7.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ I guess I don't need to say why this movie is in this list, right?! It's been at the top at IMDB's rating for quite some time...and, it deserves to be there. The Shawshank Redemption has all those good elements that make a movie/story great! No need to talk about it...it's simply that, great!!! ” - dramses79
 
8.
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Adam Brooks
“ Really, really, really enjoyed this movie!!! Love Rachel Weisz (always), and the story is really cute, involving, etc. Great movie!!! Well, and I love Rachel Weisz!!! hehe. ” - dramses79
 
9.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a alter-ego devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more... (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Well, I can't explain exactly why I love this movie, but I simply do! I think it's a lot deeper than on it's on its surface...it's fun, it's got action, it's got thought-provoking scenes...great movie!!! ” - dramses79
 
10.
Notting Hill (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. (124 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
“ Not much to say about this one, either. I just really like it. Makes me feel real good! Lovely, fun, heart-warming... ” - dramses79
 
11.
What Dreams May Come (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife. (113 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
“ Really love this one!!! Another powerful movie, that shows us how strong love can be, even in the most difficult and uncommon situations. Great movie, great message, great everything!!! ” - dramses79
 
12.
Love Actually (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
“ Love this one, too!!! So many forms of the same old feelling: love! Great stories, great actors, great directing, great MOVIE!!! Love it! ” - dramses79
 
13.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Loved this one!!! Can't really explain why, but Owen Wilson is great in the movie, the story is really nice, the photography is interesting, and so on! Great movie!!! ” - dramses79
 
14.
Life as a House (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
“ Really powerful movie, and not for the faint-hearted, in my opinion. But, a great drama, even with a bit of comedy in it, and a great performance by Kevin Kline! ” - dramses79
 
15.
Awakenings (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them. (121 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
“ Robin Williams and Robert De Niro are great in this one, and the story is really touching. A MUST watch! ” - dramses79
 
16.
Fathers' Day (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father. (98 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ This is a simple movie, a light comedy...but, such a nice, sweet one! I like the simplicity in it. Light-hearted, a comedy with a bit of drama, and which discusses fatherhood, friendship, etc. ” - dramses79
 
17.
Numb (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A chronically depressed screenwriter desperately tries to cure his condition when he meets the girl of his dreams. (93 mins.)
Director: Harris Goldberg
“ Felt related to it, for I, too, have some occasional depersonalization episodes. And, the movie is pretty well acted, directed, and written. Nice story, about a quite serious disorder, but with bits of nice humor. Really nice movie! ” - dramses79
 
18.
If Only (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha. (92 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
“ Always love Jennifer Love Hewitt, though she was usually unfortunate on choosing the roles she played. But, she got it right on this one! Very nice story, very nice acting on her end. At some points in the movie, I felt just like the guy...trying to do his best to live the most with this incredibly beautiful and sweet girl! ” - dramses79
 
19.
Up in the Air (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest. (109 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ A very interesting movie!!! Not much to say about it, but really enjoyed it! ” - dramses79
 
20.
The Proposal (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A pushy boss (Sandra Bullock) forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. (108 mins.)
Director: Anne Fletcher
“ Another "feel-good" movie...light-hearted rom-com, just that! A movie to make you feel good when you need something to make you feel good. Some good laughs, some romance, a very charming and quite seductive Sandra Bullock... ” - dramses79
 
21.
The Painted Veil (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
“ Very nice movie about a passion that develops over time...love and admiration, in a very beautiful scenario, though a tough reality! ” - dramses79
 
22.
The Notebook (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
“ That's what love should be like! And Rachel McAdams is so pretty in this one, too! Anyway, the movie is beautiful...nice drama-romance! ” - dramses79
 
23.
The Green Mile (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (189 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Great movie, great story, great actors...but, everyone knows that! ” - dramses79
 
24.
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ Difficult to be understood at first (for most), but a great work of art! Beautiful picture, interesting story to make you think, to make you feel...very interesting! ” - dramses79
 
25.
The Crow (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Yes, The Crow! It's not just an action flick about supernatural revenge...it also has quite some heart. Anyway, a great movie! ” - dramses79
 
26.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (131 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ Great story, played very nicely by great actors, and pretty well-directed as well. Really recommend it! ” - dramses79
 
27.
Somewhere in Time (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. (103 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
“ And that is a love story taken to its ultimate levels! The guy travels back in time to meet the love of his life!!! Great movie, and Christopher Reeve is pretty good in it... ” - dramses79
 
28.
Noises Off... (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A travelling theater group find so much action going on behind-the-scenes, they almost ruin the performances. (101 mins.)
“ Very nice comedy...laughed from beginning to end. But, a smart comedy!!! Makes you feel light when you finish watching it! ” - dramses79
 
29.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Another classic, and pretty much of a cult movie, I guess. Jim Carrey is great in it (and I don't usually like him), and Kate Winslet is wonderful! The story is really great...a superb work! ” - dramses79
 
30.
Spy Game (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors. (126 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Just really like this movie! A great spy story!!! ” - dramses79
 
31.
Purple Violets (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Patti Petalson (Blair) struggles with the pressure of becoming the next important American writer. (103 mins.)
Director: Edward Burns
“ A good movie! Not much to say about it, but it feels really nice watching it! Two love stories in one movie, and you end up rooting for both to end up well. Quite an involving piece! ” - dramses79
 
32.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life. (126 mins.)
“ Great story about a love that goes beyond the barriers of death! ” - dramses79
 
33.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ A very well made adaptation of a classic novel! And, it has Keira Knightley in it...just fell in love with this actress all over again! And the movie is also great! ” - dramses79
 
34.
Paper Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island. (110 mins.)
“ An interesting movie, with interesting performances! A bit odd at times, though great! Really enjoyed it! ” - dramses79
 
35.
Outsourced (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman (Hamilton) heads to India to train his replacement. (103 mins.)
Director: John Jeffcoat
“ Sweet rom-com that also discusses the issues of different cultures, lifestyles, etc. Great one!!! ” - dramses79
 
36.
My Last Five Girlfriends (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Duncan navigates the unsteady world of romance and relationships, going through five girlfriends in four years. Unfortunately, none of them turn out well. (87 mins.)
Director: Julian Kemp
“ A rom-com that tells a story in a quite interesting and original way! A guy tells his story, and how his last 5 girlfriends might have shaped his present, and therefore decided his future...very interesting!!! ” - dramses79
 
37.
Mirrormask (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home. (101 mins.)
Director: Dave McKean
“ Been a long time since I've watched it...but, as far as I can remember, the story is pretty descent, and the photography is just wonderful!!! ” - dramses79
 
38.
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh. (112 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ This one really surprised me!!! I didn't expect much from it, but when it ended, I was really moved! Great movie! ” - dramses79
 
39.
Grace Is Gone (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip. (85 mins.)
“ Very powerful! How to tell your kids that their mom has died at war, and try to deal with your own feelings at the same time?! Tough! And John Cusack really surprised me in this movie! ” - dramses79
 
40.
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
“ An awesome action movie, great epic, very nice story, beautiful visuals...a movie to be remembered!!! ” - dramses79
 
41.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
“ Very touching!!! These movies with dogs really do the trick some times...this is one of them! ” - dramses79
 
42.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ A classic! No need to say anything about it. ” - dramses79
 
43.
Brave New World (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
In a futuristic totalitarian utopian society, babies are created through genetic engineering, everyone have predestined place in society and their minds are conditioned to follow the rules. A tragic outsider jeopardizes the status quo. (87 mins.)
“ I really enjoy the phylosophical depths of Aldous Huxley's story! The movie is OK, but the story behind it...love it!!! ” - dramses79
 
44.
Equilibrium (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. (107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Wimmer
“ A movie to make you think!!! To my mind, it works as a supplement to Brave New World, and what it tried to say...anyway, a great action drama!!! ” - dramses79
 
45.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Another classic that needs no introduction! ” - dramses79
 
46.
Children of Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ Another one to make us think! Quite descent work here! ” - dramses79
 
47.
Anna and the King (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s. (148 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
“ A very, very nice story, and really well made!!! Single mother that goes to old Sion to teach the King's kids, and falls in love with him, and him with her...BUT, he's the King, and she's a teacher, and those were very difficult, sensitive times, specially for Sion. Great movie!!! ” - dramses79
 
48.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ Pretty interesting rom-com, told in a pretty interesting way, with a very interesting result! A new classic/cult movie, for sure! ” - dramses79