Movies.Worth.a.Watch.or.two.probably,_no.moreby Deleauvive | created - 19 Aug 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
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1. Contact (1997)
PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Votes: 221,505 | Gross: $100.92M
4. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels.
Votes: 34,313 | Gross: $7.50M
6. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.
Votes: 27,003 | Gross: $50.01M
7. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
R | 229 min | Crime, Drama
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Votes: 249,251 | Gross: $5.32M
Rated R; hated the rape scene, I think the theatrical (short) version is better
8. Police Academy (1984)
R | 96 min | Comedy
A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.
Votes: 96,913 | Gross: $81.20M
9. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 66,569 | Gross: $98.47M
10. A River Runs Through It (1992)
PG | 123 min | Drama
The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing.
Votes: 45,628 | Gross: $43.44M
12. Backdraft (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Votes: 62,502 | Gross: $77.87M
13. Spaceballs (1987)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Planet Spaceballs' President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
Votes: 149,135 | Gross: $38.12M
15. Octopussy (1983)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
Votes: 80,983 | Gross: $67.90M
More of a kid's delight (convoluted plot, lots of action)
17. The Box (I) (2009)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.
Votes: 81,345 | Gross: $15.05M
18. Keeping the Faith (2000)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.
Votes: 46,612 | Gross: $37.05M
20. Hot Fuzz (2007)
R | 121 min | Action, Comedy
A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret.
Votes: 392,412 | Gross: $23.64M
Rated R (should be PG really)
21. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.
Votes: 30,438 | Gross: $10.14M
22. Equilibrium (2002)
R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In an oppressive future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system and state.
Votes: 281,401 | Gross: $1.20M
23. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.
Votes: 300,318 | Gross: $144.53M
24. Grindhouse (2007)
R | 191 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.
Votes: 163,813 | Gross: $25.03M
25. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Votes: 235,844 | Gross: $73.34M
26. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
Votes: 212,035 | Gross: $73.71M
28. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.
Votes: 147,044 | Gross: $94.10M
29. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Votes: 241,177 | Gross: $148.48M
31. The Man from Earth (2007)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.
33. Sing si lip yan (1993)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.
34. Street Fighter (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.
Votes: 56,776 | Gross: $33.42M
35. Death Warrant (1990)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
In a violent and corrupt prison, decorated cop Louis Burke must infiltrate the jail to find answers to a number of inside murders. What he finds is a struggle of life and death tied in to his own past.
Votes: 14,100 | Gross: $16.85M
Some violence (obviously)
36. The Conversation (1974)
PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.
Votes: 81,671 | Gross: $4.42M
38. Open Range (2003)
R | 139 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
Votes: 58,239 | Gross: $58.33M
39. The Frighteners (1996)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
After a tragic car accident kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Votes: 72,681 | Gross: $16.76M
41. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
Votes: 40,986 | Gross: $36.14M
44. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
Votes: 54,248 | Gross: $38.75M
45. All About Eve (1950)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 94,592 | Gross: $0.01M
46. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
Votes: 191,480 | Gross: $4.24M
49. Masters of the Universe (1987)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The heroic warrior He-Man battles against lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.
Votes: 30,953 | Gross: $17.34M
52. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller
Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.
Votes: 53,770 | Gross: $55.04M
53. Battlefield Earth (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After enslavement and near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back.
Votes: 68,899 | Gross: $21.47M
54. 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: 1,438,335 | Gross: $330.25M
56. The War (1994)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama
Vietnam War vet Stephen Simmons must deal with a war of a different sort between his son and their friends, and a rival group of children. He also must deal with his own personal and ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,851 | Gross: $16.55M
59. The Hunger (1983)
R | 97 min | Horror
A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.
Votes: 19,361 | Gross: $5.98M
Moody and evocative, no actual story (or none I could ascertain) but beautiful.
62. Zorro (I) (1975)
G | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the New World, a new Spanish governor finds the province of Nueva Aragón under the iron fist of the corrupt Colonel Huerta and vows to bring justice under the guise of a masked avenger.
64. Love Actually (2003)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
Votes: 356,746 | Gross: $59.70M
65. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.
Votes: 25,854 | Gross: $28.35M
66. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
68. Rapa Nui (1994)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Tenuously based on the legends of Easter Island, Chile, this story details a civil war between the two tribes on the island: the Long Ears and the Short Ears. A warrior from the ruling ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,121 | Gross: $0.31M
70. Elizabethtown (2005)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
During a hometown memorial for his Kentucky-born father, a young man begins an unexpected romance with a too-good-to-be-true stewardess.
Votes: 61,696 | Gross: $26.84M
71. Professione: reporter (1975)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.
Votes: 16,784 | Gross: $0.62M
72. Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond--this time, to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area.
Votes: 32,593 | Gross: $80.82M
73. On the Beach (1959)
Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.
Votes: 10,250 | Gross: $11.00M
75. Sling Blade (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama
Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town.
Votes: 77,645 | Gross: $24.48M
77. Down by Law (1986)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
Votes: 40,183 | Gross: $1.44M
79. Chéri (2009)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.
Votes: 9,475 | Gross: $2.71M
80. Creep (I) (2004)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.
81. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.
Votes: 158,098 | Gross: $172.96M
82. Dead & Buried (1981)
R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery
A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.
Votes: 7,960 | Gross: $0.22M
Should be rated PG-13 at least
83. Rounders (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama
A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.
Votes: 129,380 | Gross: $22.91M
84. The Man Without a Past (2002)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or ... See full summary »
Votes: 19,172 | Gross: $0.92M
87. The Stepford Wives (2004)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The secret to a Stepford wife lies behind the doors of the Men's Association of how women become different and immobilized robots.
Votes: 52,870 | Gross: $59.48M
89. Silent Trigger (1996)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
90. Born Romantic (2000)
R | 96 min | Comedy
Three young men pursue three beautiful women across London.
Votes: 1,377 | Gross: $0.01M
93. He ni zai yi qi (2002)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Music
A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.
Votes: 4,015 | Gross: $0.60M
94. Duel in the Sun (1946)
Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.
Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore
Votes: 6,879 | Gross: $20.40M
95. Pink Flamingos (1972)
NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
Votes: 18,491 | Gross: $0.18M
Deliberately disgusting scenes, sex, exhibitionism, seclusion of people to...force inseminate them, not for everyone
97. Evolution (2001)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.
Votes: 107,898 | Gross: $38.35M
Rated PG-13. Entertaining movie until Governor Lewis (Dan Aykroyd) gets involved. From this moment on, the creatures tend to look like *beep* and the dialogues turn to shallow clichés. Relatively short movie so not much harm done. About the acting, Orlando Jones can hold a candle to Eddie Murphy, and D. Duchovny tries his best to look more extroverted than he really is.
98. Genevieve (1953)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »
100. Date Night (2010)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.
Votes: 137,299 | Gross: $98.71M