Twenty Favorite Moviesby Uzumaki-829-747603 | created - 01 Sep 2012 | updated - 28 Oct 2012 | Public
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1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,506,076 | Gross: $107.93M
2. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Votes: 583,974 | Gross: $28.26M
Special thanks to Mean Streets.
PG | 95 min | Comedy, War
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 386,669 | Gross: $0.28M
4. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 164 min | Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
Votes: 249,073 | Gross: $5.32M
Shares this spot with The Good the Bad and the Ugly. Both movies represent the genius that is Sergio Leone.
5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 571,202 | Gross: $6.10M
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.
Votes: 969,284 | Gross: $290.48M
Actually, all of the original trilogy. Empire might be strongest episode, but it is nothing without its pre and sequel.
7. Annie Hall (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.
Votes: 222,711 | Gross: $39.20M
Brilliant Woody. Shares the spot with Manhattan.
8. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 831,044 | Gross: $46.84M
Simply the best Gangster movie ever made.
9. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 428,993 | Gross: $40.22M
PTA's best. Great script, direction and a perfect performance by Daniel-Day Lewis. This movie gets better each time you watch it.
10. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Votes: 704,987 | Gross: $74.28M
Thrilling. Frightening. Entertaining. The Coen Brothers show their true face. No country for Old Men has the ingredients. A great script. Great direction. And a perfect perfomance by Jarvier Bardem.
11. Battle Royale (2000)
Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Exploitation yes. Brilliant? Perhaps but, but it is extremely entertaining. Battle Royale does the things Holywood will never do. Rewatch value: 10/10.
12. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,458,687 | Gross: $330.25M
Great story and a Great performance. A movie you watch with a big smile on your face.
13. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 928,194 | Gross: $130.10M
14. Oldeuboi (2003)
R | 120 min | Mystery, Thriller
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 417,974 | Gross: $0.71M
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance
15. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 761,039 | Gross: $2.83M
16. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Votes: 558,366 | Gross: $46.36M
19. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,384,842 | Gross: $171.48M