My Top 25 Movies

My Top 25 Movies in my 27 years.
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1.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Im counting the original trilogy as 1. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
2.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Once again I'm counting the whole trilogy as a whole. If I can sit down and watch an entire trilogy, one of my favorites ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
3.
Batman (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Altough I love most of the Batman movies, nothing beats this one for me. "Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moon light" ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
4.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ John Hughes always will be one of my favorite. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
5.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ I can watch this movie a hundred times, if I havn't yet, and still never be tired of it. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
6.
Uncle Buck (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister. (100 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ John Candy & Macaulay Culkin, enough said. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
7.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ "We're on a mission from God" ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
8.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ I remember the very first time I saw this, I was in the 7th grade and my mom asked me if I've ever seen it, I said no. So we walked down and rented it and watched it. Should be in everyones movie collection ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
9.
Open Range (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ Theres still a lot of westerns out there that I need to watch but this still remains at the top of my list ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
10.
Animal House (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him. (109 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ I didn't watch this until I was 19 but it became an instant favorite. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
11.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. (97 mins.)
“ Eddie: You surprised to see us, Clark?
Clark: Oh, Eddie... If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.

I usually only watch this around Christmas but makes me laugh every year. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
12.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ I know this is probably very debatable for most, but its been a movie I've enjoyed since I was very little. Plus whats better than Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
13.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. (109 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
“ Pete Dunham's life taught me there's a time to stand your ground, and his death taught me there's a time to walk away.

Just an awesome movie. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
14.
The Great Outdoors (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ Makes me laugh eveytime. John Candy & Dan Aykroyd, two of the best. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
15.
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 emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ The only reason this isn't higher on the list, is Christian Bale's voice. Otherwise fanastic movie. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
16.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ Just a great movie. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
17.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 1.21 gigawatts? 1.21 gigawatts? Great Scott! ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
18.
Pale Rider (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land. (115 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Clint Eastwood is apart of alot of my favorites but at this time I think this is the top one ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
19.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ Liam Neeson is so awesome, that I might name my next son after him, givin that i have a son. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
20.
Wedding Crashers (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary. (119 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
“ Grab that net and catch that beautiful butterfly, pal!

So many great quotes. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
21.
A River Runs Through It (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ I kind of want to live in Montana and fly fish, that would be a pretty ideal life style ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
22.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ Not a fan of Quentin Tarantino at all or most of his movies, but this is a really great film. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
23.
I Love You, Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after? (105 mins.)
Director: John Hamburg
“ Jason Segel is becoming one of my favorites, and I hope to see more and more of his work. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
24.
Bridesmaids (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ This movie made me laugh harder than Ive laughed in a long time, a great movie that me and my wife enjoyed. ” - jmarcukaitis84
 
25.
Short Circuit (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. (98 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ May not be a favorite of most, but as far back as I can remember this is one of the movies I watched over and over again. Love it. ” - jmarcukaitis84