Greatest stories yet told

This is a list of the greatest, most original stories from movies, TV, and Video Games. If I could I'd include novels in this list, but alas this is the movie database. This list isn't over yet, I intend to keep updating it as i get the time. Please remember that this is opinion and in no way fact, that being said I recommend that if you have not experienced any of these stories that you remedy that fact as soon as you can. Enjoy or despise as you will.
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1.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ The greatest love story ever told in my opinion. If you really need me to describe this movie for you, you need to go out and see it immediately. ” - Miles_Avery
 
2.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
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Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
“ Voted the best space faring sci fi ever this short lived tv show was the dream child of acclaimed storyteller and director Joss Wheedon. ” - Miles_Avery
 
3.
Kingdom Hearts (2002 Video Game)
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When a boy named Sora loses his home, he understands he has to visit many worlds to restore peace to the universe.
Director: Tetsuya Nomura
“ Amazingly original story of the darkness in peoples hearts manifesting itself into a monstrous force known as the heartless threatening to destroy all of existence. And I am referring to all games in the series. ” - Miles_Avery
 
4.
Trigun (1998 TV Series)
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Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after! (24 mins.)
“ Proof that animation can create just as compelling a story as anything else. ” - Miles_Avery
 
5.
WALL·E (2008)
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In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Words cant describe the magical childlike joy that comes from watching this movie. ” - Miles_Avery
 
6.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ "What use is man, after all, if not to teach god his lessons" Solieri ” - Miles_Avery
 
7.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
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Lovers' lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and... love. (116 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
“ Hilarious play about mystical creatures interference with the lives and love of four mortal youths. ” - Miles_Avery
 
8.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
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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
“ I Quote Robin Williams "We don't read and write poetry because its cute. We read and write poetry because were members of the human race". "What will your verse be". ” - Miles_Avery
 
9.
Final Fantasy VIII (1999 Video Game)
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A group of mercenaries rescue a mysterious girl, who some say is the sorceress who wants to govern the universe.
“ Magic, Gunblades, flying military bases, a battle with a sorceress who compresses all of time, and a love strong enough to send Squall Leonheart into the void of space in nothing but a space suit to be with the woman he loves. ” - Miles_Avery
 
10.
X-Men (1992 TV Series)
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A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe. (23 mins.)
“ The tale of the X-men actually parallels the struggle of racial segregation but told through the eyes of people born with special abilities, or mutants, simply trying to live normal lives. The characters of Charles Xavier and Magneto were partially based on Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. ” - Miles_Avery
 
11.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
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A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (131 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
“ I recommend reading the book, although i admit it is a very tough read. ” - Miles_Avery
 
12.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009 TV Series)
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Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms. (24 mins.)
“ In the beginning of the series two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy with catastrophic results. Eds left leg is ripped from his body and Als whole body is torn asunder, but Ed is able to bond his young brothers soul to an empty suit of armor sacrificing his right arm in the process. Never believe that all cartoons are for kids. ” - Miles_Avery
 
13.
Peter Pan (1953)
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Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
“ I doubt there is anyone reading this isn't at least familiar with the tale of the young adventurous boy who never grows up. Timeless ” - Miles_Avery
 
14.
Reign Over Me (2007)
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A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief. (124 mins.)
Director: Mike Binder
“ Words can not describe Adam Sandlers portrayal of a human soul that has been absolutely devastated by such a heinous tragedy. If you don't believe in the acting capability of Adam Sandler, see this movie. ” - Miles_Avery
 
15.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. (84 mins.)
“ You know you saw this movie and you know you should watch it again. ” - Miles_Avery
 
16.
Resident Evil (2002 Video Game)
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A special police squadron encounters the undead wandering around a mansion.
“ There are many movies, books, and video games featuring zombies, but none have the level of complexity and originality of the Resident Evil series. If youve only seen the movies do yourself a favor and play the games already. Who the hell is Alice anyway. ” - Miles_Avery
 
17.
The Prestige (2006)
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Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ The blood thirsty rivalry between two magicians reveals dark secrets and shows what a man is willing to endure in the pursuit of revenge. After seeing the end, the movie will never be the same. ” - Miles_Avery
 
18.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
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An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease. (101 mins.)
“ This also refers to the original video game that this movie is based on. ” - Miles_Avery
 
19.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
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The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king? (132 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
20.
Ghostbusters (1984)
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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ When there's something strange...in the neighbor hood...who you gonna call. ” - Miles_Avery
 
21.
50 First Dates (2004)
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Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
“ Possibly the happiest movie ending Ive ever seen. ” - Miles_Avery