My Top Movies/ Short films

A list of movies, long and short, which have captured me over the years.
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1.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ A romance movie for some - or a horror movie for people who suffer greatly from Thalassophobia (Fear of the sea) as I do. From a hint on the Victorian time period theme, emerges the fresh and new 20th century and it's in full-swing! Nothing could establish that more than 'The Ship of Dreams', a modern new marvel about to meet it's demise in a wasteful tragedy of a disaster. With a strikingly dramatic Irish-Gaelic influenced soundtrack and an uncanny image to the original ship, being an actual happening, this film is both a dream and a nightmare in one. ” - morbid87
 
2.
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
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A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (123 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ A great interpretation of Anne Rice's novel - the intense darkness, melancholia and drama displayed by Brad Pitt as Louis and Tom Cruise as Lestat (believe it!) is enchanting. They are both very androgynous characters which is something that is hard for a masculine persona to portray. Romantic and desolate predators have never been this mesmerizing to me. I can really relate to Louis's character, who is dead, yet has empathy, somewhat. ” - morbid87
 
3.
Moonwalker (1988)
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Anthology movie by, and starring, Michael Jackson in his prime, combining a number of music videos from his bestselling "Bad" album with a fantasy tale of Michael's confrontation with a ruthless drug dealer known as Mr. Big (Joe Pesci). (93 mins.)
“ My favourite childhood movie. Michael Jackson was another very androgynous person who was equipped with talent as a producer, lyricist, singer, dancer, actor and all-round performer. This movie about himself displayed as somewhat of a living cartoon character, displaying a juvenile likeness. This film is very close to heart - his character (playing himself) portrays a nonchalant attitude toward a monotonous and painful lifestyle - very reflective and significant, both to him - and I myself, I feel. ” - morbid87
 
4.
Until the Light Takes Us (2008 Documentary)
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Chronicles the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal - a musical subculture infamous... (93 mins.)
“ I guess they could have also called this movie documentary something along the lines of 'Black Metal 101' - a very informative piece, artistic and grim, really capturing the essence of morbidity and severe disdain of religious and social boundaries - entailing interviews with the likes of Varg Vikernes and Gylve Fenriz Nagell, both strong leading roles in the classic Black Metal culture - also packed with true stories about other main protagonists and pioneers of the deep, then obscure sub-genre. This documentary allowed me to have an up-to-date vision of what my musical influences were really like, up-close and personal. ” - morbid87
 
5.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only "Thriller" can save them now. (13 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
6.
The Mummy (1999)
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An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy. (125 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
7.
Jurassic Park (1993)
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During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
 
8.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
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When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)
 
9.
Cleopatra (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen born in 69 B.C., is shown to have been brought by Roman ruler Julius Caesar at age 18... (177 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
10.
Purple Rain (1984)
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A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise. (111 mins.)
Director: Albert Magnoli
 
11.
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
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The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Savini
 
12.
Fight Club (1999)
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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
 
13.
Troy (2004)
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An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. (163 mins.)
 
14.
Rocky IV (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge. (91 mins.)
 
15.
The Misanthrope (2007 Documentary)
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The Misanthrope made by Nocturno Culto from Darkthrone, shows life in Black Metal and life in Norway.
Director: Ted Skjellum
“ 2007 Documentary with Nocturno Culto ” - morbid87
 
16.
Gladiator (2000)
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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
 
17.
Kissed (1996)
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Over the years, a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life. (78 mins.)
 
18.
Cast Away (2000)
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A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
19.
Braveheart (1995)
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
20.
Resident Evil (2002)
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A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident. (100 mins.)
 
21.
The Notebook (2004)
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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
 
22.
300 (2006)
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King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
23.
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992 TV Series)
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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers... (240 mins.)
 
24.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
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A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
25.
Alien (1979)
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After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source planet finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott