25 Personal Favoritesby BalletZombie | created - 21 Jul 2012 | updated - 21 Jul 2012 | Public
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1. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,424,916 | Gross: $330.25M
Simply the best movie ever made in my eyes.
2. School of Rock (2003)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Music
After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band.
Votes: 226,357 | Gross: $81.26M
Just because I can watch it over and over again and can recite the whole movie.
3. The Breakfast Club (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Votes: 288,382 | Gross: $45.88M
A clever movie with a hidden meaning.
4. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 83,697 | Gross: $23.69M
A quirky classic with a horrible plot, but it just hilarious.
5. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Votes: 172,560 | Gross: $44.54M
Just a dumb funny movie to watch when you're bored.... or high.
7. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 245,502 | Gross: $255.96M
A feel good movie that will make you cry and laugh at the same time.
8. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
PG-13 | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.
Votes: 197,442 | Gross: $300.53M
The best movie of the Twilight Saga.
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
The adventures of a 12 year old who is fresh out of elementary and transitions to middle school, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.
Votes: 35,632 | Gross: $64.00M
I fall over laughing everytime.
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family
Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.
Votes: 21,149 | Gross: $52.70M
Devon Bostick just gets hotter and hotter. I can't look away from the screen.
11. Aquamarine (2006)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool.
Votes: 33,293 | Gross: $18.60M
A teeny bopper girlie chick flick that I am absolutely in love with.
12. 17 Again (2009)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.
Votes: 156,641 | Gross: $64.17M
Clever humor and Zac Efron. What more do you need?
13. My Sister's Keeper (2009)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama
Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.
Votes: 80,657 | Gross: $49.20M
Don't watch this movie if you're an ugly crier. This movie will make you sob no matter what type of person you happen to be.
14. The Last Song (2010)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Votes: 67,024 | Gross: $62.95M
15. Abduction (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Votes: 68,799 | Gross: $28.09M
Taylor Lautner's best movie yet. Lily Collins and Taylor Lautner have amazing chemistry together.
16. Fame (2009)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Votes: 14,791 | Gross: $22.46M
A Movie that I could watch a million times and never get sick of. I love this movie.
17. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Votes: 186,875 | Gross: $170.69M
Although a tad bit long, Chicago has great musical sequences and actors. One of the best movie-turned musicals.
18. Grease (1978)
PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Votes: 187,967 | Gross: $188.76M
The original High School Musical.
19. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 79,379 | Gross: $43.66M
20. Mulan (1998)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.
Votes: 196,660 | Gross: $120.62M
My favorite animated Disney movie.
21. Mary Poppins (1964)
G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Votes: 120,646 | Gross: $102.27M
Who couldn't love Mary Poppins?
22. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 112,928 | Gross: $19.29M
The BEST Christmas movie you will ever see. It's so good you'll want to watch it year-round.
23. Ballerina (2006 TV Movie)
80 min | Documentary, Music
This documentary gives insight to the lives of five ballerinas, all at different points in their careers. Looking at the operations of the Vagonova Academy and the Mariinsky Theatre, the life of a ballerina is disclosed.
Votes: 352 | Gross: $0.11M
The best ballet documentary I have seen yet.
24. It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Votes: 116,955 | Gross: $6.35M
Of course the book is so much better but it is my favorite book so I had to put the movie in here.
25. Mean Girls (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Votes: 274,049 | Gross: $86.06M
What kind of girl would I be if I didn't include Mean Girls in my favorite movie list?