My Favorite Movies

Just my favorite movies randomly compiled, except for Walk the Line, that will always be my #1. :) I hope ya like 'em and that some of the ones you haven't seen spark an interest for you!
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1.
Walk the Line (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Favorite movie of all time. Not saying it's the best one, but this one had the biggest influence on my life; wouldn't be who i am today had i not seen this movie. ” - lzbball10
 
2.
Raging Bull (1980)
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An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Such a great film..tremendous acting from De Niro, Pesci, Moriarty, and supporting cast, detailed and precise directing from Scorsese, and terrifically done cutting-edge editing by Schoonmaker, and an excellent script. ” - lzbball10
 
3.
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
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Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them. (120 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ not exactly art, but it sure is funny and will have you laughing for a while. gotta love Pesci. ” - lzbball10
 
4.
127 Hours (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ a truly inspirational story complemented with James Franco's terrific one-man performance. never have i seen a movie that centers on one person reacting only to himself and his surroundings and doing a fine job at it. Franco had no one else to bounce back off of, no one to react to, just himself and he did an excellent job at it. Boyle's directional style and music selection is truly unique, but so inspirational and effective. ” - lzbball10
 
5.
Spider-Man (2002)
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When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ how can you not like the Spider? saw this movie in 3rd grade, such a sentimental movie to me. ” - lzbball10
 
6.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ where do i begin with this movie? it's just fantastic. Scorsese once again directs, with such detail and poignancy, an all-star cast--De Niro, Pesci, Liotta, Bracco, and let's not forget the supporting cast that ranges from Paul Sorvino to Michael Imperioli to Samuel L. Jackson. Terrific music accompanies many scenes. ” - lzbball10
 
7.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. (141 mins.)
“ I love this movie. It's funny, well-written, and well-acted. Leo steals the show with his combo of wit and good looks. :D ” - lzbball10
 
8.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Vivien Leigh as a heartless woman who pines for a man she can't have while shooing away a man (who is way more attractive at the time, if i may add) that truly loves her. How can you not love this movie? Well, frankly my dear, I don't give a damn as to why. ;] ” - lzbball10
 
9.
The Fighter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. (116 mins.)
“ Christian Bale gives a knockout performance as the dangly, strung-out Dicky Ecklund while Wahlberg, whose character wasn't given much room to thrive, kinda took the punch. Both actors still give great performances, as do Melissa Leo and Amy Adams. ” - lzbball10
 
10.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ Gregory Peck is great in this movie. Scout and Gem (Jem?) were really good too. ” - lzbball10
 
11.
Easy A (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ Emma Stone=great. ” - lzbball10
 
12.
Mean Girls (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
“ Tina Fey is such a good screenwriter. LiLo, McAdams, Chabert, and Seyfried are really good together. ” - lzbball10
 
13.
Juno (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ poster movie for originality. "you're the cheese to my macaroni." ” - lzbball10
 
14.
27 Dresses (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with. (111 mins.)
Director: Anne Fletcher
“ "yesterday you were my sister, now you're just some b**** who tore up my mother's wedding dress." (that's from memory, so forgive me if I got the quote wrong.) ” - lzbball10
 
15.
Casino (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Scorsese. De Niro. Pesci. Need I say more? ” - lzbball10
 
16.
Pineapple Express (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him. (111 mins.)
“ hahahaha just watch it. you'll see why i love this movie...ahem James Franco..! ” - lzbball10
 
17.
East of Eden (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend. (115 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ i saw "rebel" first and thought what was the obsession for James Dean, then i saw this movie and saw why ppl loved him. ” - lzbball10
 
18.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ it's worth the near 3 hours it takes to watch the movie. ” - lzbball10
 
19.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ inspirational b/c it shows that we're all human and have our strengths and weaknesses. ” - lzbball10
 
20.
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
“ "you've got to gooo and dig those holess" haha, good storyline(s), lol, there's like 6 goin on, and it's got labeouf :) ” - lzbball10
 
21.
American Graffiti (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ great music. dreyfuss, le mat, howard, and smith are great.

is the girl with blonde hair on the cover a "some like it hot" reference? ” - lzbball10
 
22.
The Help (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
“ such a good movie ” - lzbball10
 
23.
This Boy's Life (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story about the relationship between a rebellious 50s teenager and his abusive father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff. (115 mins.)
“ ahh, two generations of great actors. Bobby Dee's great as a childish, abusive stepfather and Leo's terrific as the keen stepson. ” - lzbball10
 
24.
21 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
“ idk y this movie got such bad reviews, i mean, it's no "Casino," but it's entertaining and well done. ” - lzbball10
 
25.
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 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.)
“ Ledger's terrific. this movie showed that he had talent and versatility. although the two performances aren't comparable due to one being lighthearted and the other extremely dark and troubled, Ledger's Joker performance is way better than Nicholson's. ” - lzbball10
 
26.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ it's a tearjerker, but it's totally worth it. ” - lzbball10
 
27.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. (98 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ i think it's funnier than the hangover ” - lzbball10
 
28.
Rebecca (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
“ gotta love a good hitchcock movie ” - lzbball10
 
29.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ good romance movie ” - lzbball10
 
30.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ It's silent and black-and-white, which is why it's great. made in 2012, one of the greatest movies I've ever seen. Had me dancing and snapping my fingers coming out of the theater. ” - lzbball10
 
31.
The Descendants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Terrific acting from each actor, especially George Clooney and Shailene Woodley. ” - lzbball10
 
32.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Ahh. It's a Scorsese, just without the gangsters and bloodshed. Instead, we get a classic children's tale with outstanding acting and exquisite cinematography. This is one that you'll want to show your kids when you're a parent. ” - lzbball10
 
33.
Rain Man (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
34.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars. (118 mins.)
 
35.
Signs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come. (106 mins.)
 
36.
Mulan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
 
37.
Marathon Man (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. (125 mins.)
“ Hoffman's Method vs. Olivier's Naturalistic Style. Couldn't be a more gripping film with two great actors from very different acting backgrounds and generations. ” - lzbball10
 
38.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement. (101 mins.)
“ Great filmmaker at it again. ” - lzbball10
 
39.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A U.S Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ If you want a challenging movie to watch, here ya go. Excellent film. ” - lzbball10
 
40.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ Superb cast. Plot twist that leaves you dumbfounded. Excellent cinematography. It's a Nolan, prepare to be amazed. ” - lzbball10
 
41.
Hercules (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. (93 mins.)
“ Loved this since I was a kid, very sentimental, but also very good. ” - lzbball10
 
42.
Ratatouille (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (111 mins.)
“ A rat making your food never seemed more appetizing or acceptable :) ” - lzbball10
 
43.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ I still don't like it more than the original franchise, but it is actually a more well-done film in all honesty. ” - lzbball10
 
44.
The Social Network (2010)
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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Great movie on every level that a movie could be great. ” - lzbball10