Movies I own, in order of how much I enjoy and recommend them!

The order is based on many factors, and let's face it, you can NEVER really put your favorite movies (or at least, the ones you OWN) in order! But I gave it a shot based on timelessness, story, intrigue, rewatchability... also whether or not I think people have heard of the movie, if it is underrated or just overlooked. The likelihood of my plugging in the movie if a friend came over, pulled it off the shelf and said "I've never seen this."
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Also, for me, movies like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Indiana Jones would just claim the front of the list as their own. I moved most of them down to mix up the order a little. Fret not fellow nerds.
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I also tend to rate movies in their own genre, and also what is expected of them. Not everything is Lawrence of Arabia or Jurassic Park, but that doesn't mean it's terrible. Even if it's cheesy, was it entertaining? How much more really could have been expected of it given the subject matter? Action, Zombie or even Godzilla movies don't need inspired acting to be fantastic. Horror movies don't always have the best story, but they can be jaw dropping. My numerical ratings are also a layered result.
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1.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ "Who are you?" is the most common line of dialogue. This film changed my life. ” - DC
 
2.
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his parents and his tribe whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his henchmen when he was a boy. (129 mins.)
Director: John Milius
“ Despite the aged special effects, the soundtrack gives me chills every time I watch it, and the story is timeless. ” - DC
 
3.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
 
4.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ It never ceases to amaze me how convincing the special effects are in this twenty year old movie. Why is it that even new movies don't look nearly as good? Nothing beats the familiarity of this music; even Lord of the Rings doesn't have as good of an orchestration. The acting, the camera work, the lighting, the locations, the massive and lifelike sets... they spared no expense.
And once you're really into this movie, even the facets of the production and numerous bloopers are wonderful! ” - DC
 
5.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Chinatown meets Star Wars in this science-fiction noir masterpiece. I wish there were more movies like this one. The art direction in this movie is without comparison, and if you know the story behind why, you can see its presence in every shot.
I own "The Director's Cut" as well as "The Final Cut" of this movie. ” - DC
 
6.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Dramatic, poignant and exciting, this was instantly one of my favorite movies. Flawlessly carried out by Kinski and a masterstroke by Herzog, this movie is perfect at every turn.
I admire how set in reality this movie feels. It never deviates from anything that really could happen, even down to a boat stuck atop a fifty foot tree. The realism draws you in and makes you fear every turn through a dense jungle.
Some people don't see a need to gripe about the lack of widescreen in both production of the film and its distribution... but I do. ” - DC
 
7.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ This is a seamless, jaw-dropping story and presentation thereof. Every frame is a hand drawn work of art. The story also warns us about our own world through this fantasy realm, and that's something to appreciate in a world full of mindless entertainment. Larger than life, you instantly realize and appreciate why this movie was undertaken through animation. Someone let me borrow this once, and thereafter I ran out and bought my own copy. ” - DC
 
8.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first. (127 mins.)
 
9.
The Fall (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (117 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
“ Tarsem amazes with this one. The locations are just dazzling. ” - DC
 
10.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
“ Frightening to this day in its simplicity and theme, this movie haunted me for years. Its as if my level of enjoyment of it now is a psychological defense against how I really, innately feel about it.
I own 27 zombie movies and counting. This one, the one that srated it all and was brilliant in its execution, will always be my favorite. ” - DC
 
11.
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ This movie represents humankind's ability to overcome the odds, as well as what it means to be a man, or at least, to stand in the face of fear. There's something primal about it. Watching it with the knowledge that it is based on a true story (minus Michael Douglas, basically) makes it even more entertaining. This movie gets some pretty bad reviews but it is great on many levels. ” - DC
 
12.
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Savini
“ This nearly shot-for-shot remake of Romero's classic is a breath of fresh air into the original, although I don't view the original as aged so much as an untouchable classic. ” - DC
 
13.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Frightening in setting and execution, John Carpenter's alien suspense horror is better every time I watch it. ” - DC
 
14.
Godzilla (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
“ Can you imagine seeing this is theatres in 1954? Mind blowing.
I own 21 Godzilla movies and counting. ” - DC
 
15.
Outlander (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry. (115 mins.)
Director: Howard McCain
“ I think on the box it says "Beowulf meets Predator." What a great way to describe this movie. The blend of science fiction with the iron age setting is captivating from the start. ” - DC
 
16.
The Princess Bride (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ I've known people who are hardcore action movie fans, who also love this movie. I've seen people who worship their twisted horror collection who also have a worn out copy of this movie. This movie is good on so many levels. ” - DC
 
17.
The Fifth Element (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Luc Besson came up with this when he was in high school. Indeed, the level of imagination and vision in this movie is indicative of a young man. Aging very well, I think this movie will be around for a very long time. ” - DC
 
18.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
“ Whether you're a hardcore Indy fan, or just familiar with the series, this movie is better than you remember it to be. No really. Watch it again. Then watch Crystal Skull, or anything else that sucks. This movie is fun and dark at the same time. ” - DC
 
19.
Escape from L.A. (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported. (101 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
20.
Stargate (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra. (116 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
21.
Escape from New York (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
22.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ This movie is brilliance. Sheer brilliance. ” - DC
 
23.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ Hilarious, and up to snuff for even the most fickle zombie cinema conoisseur, like myself. "A romantic comedy... with zombies." Well put.
I tend to prefer shuffling, slow zombies, and this movie has those ones. It seems to go well with the story; some of the characters are lazy, the zombies move slowly. ” - DC
 
24.
Dracula (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
“ With a lack of computer special effects, this movie always bends my brain. Although a self proclaimed horror movie and not very scary, I view this movie as more of an adventure piece. ” - DC
 
25.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda. (129 mins.)
 
26.
Paprika (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it. (90 mins.)
Director: Satoshi Kon
 
27.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. (179 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ The Lord of the Rings series would be in my top ten but I let other things have a chance on this list. ” - DC
 
28.
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
 
29.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
30.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
31.
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
“ Of course this belongs in my top ten. It's just that it's in everyone's top ten. Most of us, who appreciate cinema and have a functional brain, know this movie well.
For people who don't it IS our job to make sure they see it before they die. ” - DC
 
32.
Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (533 mins.)
“ Have you seen this? Holy crap is it good... ” - DC
 
33.
The 13th Warrior (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land. (102 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ I think this movie is under-appreciated.
Michael Chrichton was a great author, maybe not so much a director. But he got the job done, and well enough I believe, damn it. ” - DC
 
34.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ An action film that references just about every other action film, packed with plenty of laughs along the way. ” - DC
 
35.
Total Recall (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he? (113 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ "Get your ass to Mars." With an insane body count and mind twisting plot, this movie is fun time and time again. The combination of science fiction and hard-hitting action will grab a range of movie fanatics. One of Arnold's better movies and aptly directed. ” - DC
 
36.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
“ If you know someone who whines "I don't like anime," this movie might just open their mind. This is a great example of anime because a live-action movie at the time, and even now in most cases, would be near impossible. That is just one reason it is such a good animated feature. The story will inspire you, or it will haunt you, for a long time. ” - DC
 
37.
The Game (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality. (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ You will notice something new every time. ” - DC
 
38.
300 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
39.
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it. (108 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
 
40.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government. (115 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ I recently started collecting these Shaw Brothers movies. Some of them are great.
This is one of the best kung-fu movies I have ever seen! ” - DC
 
41.
Pathfinder (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen. (99 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
42.
Legend (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves. (94 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Whimsical and somewhere between a children's bedtime story and a cautionary, coming-of-age yarn, Legend is unforgettable. The director's cut is to which I refer, here. The soundtrack from the old movie alone is enough to make me question anything else Ridley Scott has done, until I chant "It wasn't his fault." ” - DC
 
43.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years. (57 mins.)
“ I was caught off guard by the quality of this series. Be it character development, the scope of the story or the "coming to a boil" suspense of it all I found myself scrambling to load the next disc. Somewhere between Sopranos (suspense, drama, violence, intrigue, HBO) and Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones would grab fantasy and humans-struggling-to-make-it fans alike. ” - DC
 
44.
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A rough-around-the-edges martial arts master seeks revenge for his parent's death. (81 mins.)
Director: Steve Oedekerk
“ I enjoy picking a character and making up voices with them among friends, and I respect the creator of this movie for taking that concept ten steps further. I laughed so hard the first time I saw this movie. ” - DC
 
45.
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic... (105 mins.)
Director: Gordon Hessler
“ This is one of my favorite Ray Harryhausen movies, and his effects are convincingly backed by a fantastic, thrilling voyage. This one is a lot more exciting than Harryhausen's 1958 Sinbad adventure, even though I like the dragon in the old one. Although the wizard in this movie is laughable at some moments and sort of weak for a villain, the monsters are formidable and cinematically engrossing. ” - DC
 
46.
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sinbad The Sailor sails to deliver a cursed prince to a dangerous island in the face of deadly opposition from a powerful witch. (113 mins.)
Director: Sam Wanamaker
 
47.
Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After defeating The Long-Armed Devil and his armies, our nubbed hero has been living in retirement as a farmer... (101 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ Early into my first viewing of this movie, I thought it was a 1990's parody of a 1960's Hong Kong movie. Then I realized it was the real deal. Complete with hilarious dubbing, or poorly translated subtitles, whichever you choose to chuckle at. The overuse of zooming with the camera is not forgotten here.
The setup matches countless kung-fu and samurai movies, right down to the cliche of being retired, being some sort of farmer and having a timid, innocent wife. But there's a lot more imagination between the lines of the typical Shaw Brothers blueprint. The weapons throughout are insane and so much fun to watch. Sometimes you can see the wires for gravity defying leaps or flying back from being struck, but even THAT makes it more fun. I'm also pretty sure that his stubble is painted on. They couldn't find an actor that fit the part AND had genuine five-o-clock shadow? ” - DC
 
48.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
“ I look at this movie as a live-action cartoon. Looney tunes meets kung-fu in this zany, hilarious film. ” - DC
 
49.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
50.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (101 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ I think this movie would have been even scarier with shufflers (very slow moving zombies) rather than sprinters. It would have been more suspenseful, like the old one.
Running zombies aside, this movie is really good. ” - DC
 
51.
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan. (74 mins.)
 
52.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
 
53.
Day of the Dead (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. (96 mins.)
 
54.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ This is a zombie movie. You can call them infected, the infected, sprinters, you can call them penguins for all I *beep* care, IT IS a zombie movie. The undead (or as you like it) don't think, they don't talk, they used to be people, and they want to eat all or part of you, or just tear you apart, ERGO, zombie cinema. And a damn good example of it at that. ” - DC
 
55.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back. (103 mins.)
“ If this were a live action movie, you would not be able to look away. The strength of the hero, the array of deadly villains, the action sequences... all perfectly in balance. The hero is one of the strong and silent types, but you never get bored with it.
The sheer existence of this movie makes me like Van Helsing a little bit, because I can draw upon a memory of this movie. Even the hat is the same. ” - DC
 
56.
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. (75 mins.)
 
57.
Jurassic Park III (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island. (92 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ The Spinosaurus aegyptiacus is pretty cool. Stan Winston and the digital effects team created a very memorable creature.
Getting Dr. Grant back to the island (and Sam Neill into the franchise) was a little weak. It could have been for better reasons, or had more to do with the first movie and his character rather than only his existence. Also, you have these macho guys with all these huge automatic weapons (they even blow up an airplane, which is solid steel, for crying out loud) and they never really use the weapons? Why show us guns if they're not in the movie?
I'm also unsure as to why fans wanted pterodactyls, or flying dinosaurs, in the series so bad. I was okay without them. In this movie even, to work them into the story, they have to have this gigantic steel cage so you don't ask "Well, why didn't they fly to the mainland?" ad nauseam. ” - DC
 
58.
The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A noble swordsman, whose arm had been chopped off, returns to his former teacher to defend him from a villainous gang of rival swordsmen. (111 mins.)
Director: Cheh Chang
“ Not quite as zany as its sequel, but definitely a lot of fun. ” - DC
 
59.
Hero (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (107 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
60.
The Thing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ Thank god this movie wasn't completely special effects. The filmmakers stayed true to Carpenter's original vision of alien terror, as presented with "practical" and animatronic effects, while adding a dash of modern computer effects. ” - DC
 
61.
On-Bak 2 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young Thai boxer learns the skills and inner meaning of martial arts. (98 mins.)
“ Some of the fights with weapons in this movie are insane. Various swords, broad swords, rope-darts, flails, nunchaku, even a three sectional staff bashes in a few skulls! Too bad it has nothing to do with the first movie (unless you count reincarnation and argue your point for a while), but it stands great on its own. In fact, tying itself to the original movie for no truly discernible reason loses it points in my book. ” - DC
 
62.
Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
63.
Cutthroat Island (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure. (124 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ A lot more grounded that the Pirates of the Caribbean series, this movie leans more towards action than fantasy. Geena Davis is convincing in this role, but I just never cared for Matthew Modine. Frank Langella is an awesome bad-guy and I wish he had done more stuff like this. This movie is also a guilty pleasure to watch with the knowledge that it was a box office disaster. ” - DC
 
64.
The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Cowboy James Franciscus seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus... (96 mins.)
“ After finding out about this movie and researching it, I spent months keeping my eyes peeled for it in a dozen stores. After finally finding it, I was not disappointed by the hoaky acting coupled with Harryhausen's genius special effects, including a very lifelike elephant fighting a T-Rex. The mix of cowboys and dinosaurs goes about as you would expect it.
Styracosaurus was always a personal favorite, so seeing it come to life in this movie was especially entertaining. ” - DC
 
65.
Braveheart (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
66.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. (131 mins.)
“ If you put all three of the original Star Wars together, you have something grandiose and without comparison. However, as this one stands alone, I set it apart from the others for reasons we are all familiar with. A solid ending to the yarn from a long time ago, in a far away galaxy, I just find myself chuckling and having too many questions concerning the Ewoks. The Family Guy Star Wars edition of this where Lois Griffin / Princess Leia says "Yeah, it's not as good as Empire" struck a note with me. ” - DC
 
67.
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (123 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
68.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ My favorite of the Alien movies, I always nod at James Cameron's ambition to let us see what would happen if we had a lot of firepower against that monster from that first heart pounding movie. He wondered that himself in some instant, after seeing the first movie and ever putting pen to paper, and this film is the product of that piqued curiosity. This movie delivers. ” - DC
 
69.
Pontypool (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in. (93 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
 
70.
The Edge (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down. (117 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
71.
Apocalypto (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ This movie is different, I appreciate it a lot. The attention to detail is astounding. Something about the fact that it was directed by Mel Gibson really sends up a red flag for me, I just can't put my finger on why. It's like "Look how crazy these people are without Christianity," or something like that, especially with the conquistador bearing the cross at the end. ” - DC
 
72.
Ong-bak 3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before... (99 mins.)
“ This final chapter in the Ong Bak series is set in the same period as the second one. More like Ong Bak II: 2. ” - DC
 
73.
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X. (125 mins.)
“ One of the best Godzilla movies, and clearly made with its countless fan-base in mind.
Toho announced that this would be their last Godzilla movie for at least ten years. Well then, we are about due for them to start another one! ” - DC
 
74.
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A female gunfighter returns to a frontier town where a dueling tournament is being held, which she enters in an effort to avenge her father's death. (107 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
75.
Dirty Harry (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
76.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system. (91 mins.)
Director: Simon Nam
“ Good God this movie is insane. The violence is just over the top, like choking people with their own intestines crazy. ” - DC
 
77.
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ The look of this movie is just beautiful. A little slow and a little moody for me, you could probably edit out twenty minutes and have something paced better. I love it the way it is, and appreciate the near decade of work put into it, I just don't need to feel like I am the one meditating while I watch Hugh Jackman meditate. ” - DC
 
78.
Clash of the Titans (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Perseus must battle both Medusa and the Kraken to save the Princess Andromeda. (118 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
“ Ray Harryhausen's last movie. A lifetime of perfecting his talent is present here, a vibrant farewell to a career in bringing fantasy to life. ” - DC
 
79.
The Boondock Saints (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent. (108 mins.)
Director: Troy Duffy
 
80.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
81.
Pacific Rim (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. (131 mins.)
 
82.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
 
83.
Immortals (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity. (110 mins.)
 
84.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. (104 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
 
85.
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war. (88 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
86.
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Conan leads a ragtag group of adventurers on a quest for a princess. (103 mins.)
 
87.
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy. (113 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ This could have been so much better. ” - DC
 
88.
The Shadow (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In 1930's New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb. (108 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
89.
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building. (128 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
90.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
“ But I decided to buy the David Attenborough version. It is 100 minutes longer than the Oprah Winfrey edition, for some reason... ” - DC
 
91.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
 
92.
The Protector (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards. (111 mins.)
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
 
93.
Hudson Hawk (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
 
94.
Red Sonja (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A vengeful woman sets out to retrieve a magic orb from an evil queen whom she vows vengeance upon after the evil queen slain her family and her loyal warriors raped her. (89 mins.)
“ This movie is terrible but a lot of fun. Even some of the costumes are just odd. Brigitte Nielsen was not very convincing in this role but certainly looked the part. She doesn't strike me as a secret fantasy genre fan, and seemed out of place here.
This movie has two of the same actors in very similar roles from one of my top ten favorite movies, Conan the Barbarian, and it's easy to pretend this is some sort of parallel dimension or something. And of course it has the same author as Conan, Robert E. Howard, anyway. ” - DC
 
95.
Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Profion, a tyrant, attempts to overthrow a peaceful kingdom ruled by a tough empress. (107 mins.)
“ Much like the original pencil and paper game, this movie requires a lot of imagination to appreciate. Although not convincingly immersed enough in the Dungeons and Dragons game universe to amaze any die hard fans, it's still an interesting fantasy world, though far less convincing than, say, Lord of the Rings.
Jeremy Irons is over the top on this and demands attention in every scene, as if to say "If I bothered to be in this, you ARE going to look at me." Thora Birch was really good in American Beauty but comes across as sedated in this movie, although that may have been her character. ” - DC
 
96.
Equilibrium (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. (107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Wimmer
 
97.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
 
98.
Airplane! (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
 
99.
Batman Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (152 mins.)
 
100.
Resident Evil (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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.)