THE Movies (List Incomplete)

This list is compiled of my favorite movies. Now, this isn't just a list of popular mainstream and cult movies. Hell no, that's not how I do lists. This list is any and all of my favorite movies, popular or otherwise. Granted, some "classic" movies may be on this list, but that's simply because I love them, and so might you. Never will you see a classic movie on here just because everyone else acts like you need to watch. These are only movies I enjoy.

Anyway, enough ranting, this list, for now, IS IN NO SPECIFIC ORDER. So enjoy.
Cheers.

**UPDATE #3**

I've gotten to see quiet a bit of movies, lately. The list is growing exponentially because of it!
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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
“ A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... Star Wars hadn't existed. And then it did. And then every true nerd had their balls forever enclamped by images of Princess Leia and Han Solo. If you can't tell, I'm one of those many nerds, and this movie is far more to me than nostalgia; it is a fantastic piece of cinema, that has some of the best universes ever created. Everything about it oozes authenticity and love. You won't regret watching it, and the other two in the original trilogy. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
2.
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 have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Sequels can be better than the originals. And this was the movie that proved that. Empire Strikes back is just better than a New Hope, and is in desperate need of watching. With Darth Vader being more iconic (Think: "Luke, I am your Father" iconic), and the battles being more epic (and cold), it was no wonder things were just better with this movie. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
3.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force. (131 mins.)
“ A stupendous finale to the ORIGINAL trilogy. It includes all of the following: 1. Walking the plank into a sand pit creature that has many teeth and tentacles. 2. The destruction of a humongous space station. 3. One of the best happy endings ever. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
4.
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. (140 mins.)
“ This is the first Batman movie to the Christopher Nolan trilogy. And it is good. I mean, a little dry at first, but you've got to get to know Batman before he can do any ass kicking. I'll say this, for an origin story, it does a nice job at being entertaining. (Oh, and for movie analyzers, there is a lot you can look into with the characters; both political agendas, and philosophical ideology's.) Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
5.
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 wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ A Batman Movie. Seriously, you probably know about this movie; if you don't, and you like Batman, for the love of god stop being a hipster and watch it, please. If you know of this movie, and you don't like Batman, then I may not like you as a person.
Alright, serious time. This movie is better than the first hands done. I mean, you have the Joker, so yeah. Also, there's the same level of depth that I mentioned is in the first movie. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
6.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ I just saw this movie last knight (see what I did thar?), and I was blown out of the water. I'll hold my fanboy back for just this once and tell you this as a sane man, "This movie is definitely worth watching." Christopher Nolan does not disappoint with his final Batman movie. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
7.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ I picked this movie randomly up one day on blu ray. I'm glad I have it on blu ray, because I'll be watching the hell out of it for years to come. This is a highly underrated movie, that has a very interesting and almost heartfelt time travel/parallel reality/disturbed psychological conscious- movie effect. Yeah, it leaves you wondering. Bruce Willis does a great job, of course, and this is one of Brad Pitts shining temples of his career. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
8.
V for Vendetta (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ So much political sub context crammed into one movie. And, it's two main characters, V (Hugo Weaving) and Evey (Natalie Portman) are acted in such a way that it goes beyond mere descriptive language. ALSO, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING THE GRAPHIC NOVEL; it is written by Alan Moore, and it is pure genius. Cheers ” - Gargels
 
9.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. (195 mins.)
“ My god. I choked up a little bit during this movie. Fantastically dark, and yet hopeful. Plus, Liam Neeson is a superior actor to all others. Just saying. This is a movie classic, and I thoroughly enjoy it for its grim nature and artistic portrayal. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
10.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A U.S Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Gjhathjaojondmfh. My mind feels like that mush of letters any time I watch this movie. Seriously, it is a mind bender, almost as good as some of Christopher Nolan's works. Anyway, watching this multiple times is gratifying, since you find something new each time. Oh, and Leonardo Decaprio. There you go. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
11.
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.)
“ A very touching movie. This movie is so surreal and down trodden that you can't look away. The fantasy element mixed with a very real and gritty Spanish fascist regime makes it impossible for me to resist. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
12.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ Quentin Tarantino. There was a time when this man didn't rule the world, and this was the defining movie that busted him free of his director bondage, and made him into the cinema god we know him for. Gritty, bloody, vulgar, it is the black mob comedy that each of us really wants. Watch it. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
13.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Quentin Tarantino. This is his holy grail. This is his bible and blood. This is great *beep* It's cultish, and super hard to explain. You'll love it. Or, you'll probably hate it. Either way, it's worth your time. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
14.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ Christopher Nolan doesn't go wrong. And he didn't with this magician revenge movie. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale make this somber tale all the better. I guarantee you won't see the twist ending coming. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
15.
The Grey (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ This movie received mixed reviews. I think it's because everyone thought it would be action oriented, and less about walking. I'll tell you though, it more about discovering how *beep* life can be, and whether you'll fight to continue living in it, or die never experiencing it. Liam Neeson makes the movie stay strong, without him the walking would be boring. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
16.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ One of the rawest sci fi movies in a long time. It addresses such issues as segregation and the cruelty and treachery of humans. This isn't high octane violence. It is something better than that. ” - Gargels
 
17.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant planet containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Another mixed review film. So, you liked Alien? Thought you'd get answers from this movie? Wrong, you get many more questions. This movie does tie in well with Alien, however, Ridley Scott throws us more curve balls. I found it fun to read into those balls, though. And I think you might, too. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
18.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
“ This was the Toy Story Disney meant to make. I cried. So what? You'll cry to, if you watch it. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
19.
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.)
“ George Lucas's play boy, Harrison Ford, makes another thrilling tale all that more thrilling. Nazis, treasure, and plenty of paranormal traps. What else is there in good cinema? Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
20.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A skirmish in Shanghai puts archaeologist Indiana Jones, his partner Short Round and singer Willie Scott crossing paths with an Indian village desperate to reclaim a rock stolen by a secret cult beneath the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
 
21.
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 Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)
 
22.
Up (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. (96 mins.)
“ I'm not much for animated children's movies, but Up hit me on a Toy Story 3 level. Yeah, that kind of touchy feely level. But hey, its good to experience that side of you, so, watch it! And feel all warm and fuzzy and stuff. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
23.
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher. (122 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Maybe I just have something Christian Bale, and Russell Crow. Maybe I just like Westerns too much. Maybe the dramatic and mesmerizing theme of heroism and desperation and inner good just caught my attention. Or, maybe, this movie is just really damn good. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
24.
True Grit (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
“ Not much for Westerns? That's okay, this one will captivate you. Not much for talking and walking movies? This is definitely the wrong for you, then. True Grit received mixed reviews, but to me, it is deep and compelling, and it doesn't end on a completely sad or happy note, more a realistic middle ground. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
25.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ A classic spaghetti western by the iconic Sergio Leone. If you like action, intrigue, and a bit of morality questions in your westerns, then you'll enjoy the performance that Clint Eastwood can only give. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
26.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. (132 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Ohh spaghetti mixed with western. How else are westerns supposed to be watched? This movie is everything but existential. It has quick draw shootouts, a brilliant music score, and a lovely undertone of righteous vengeance and tons of cash. It's worth your time, Gringo. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
27.
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ So you like Plato's, The Republic? Enjoy reading philosophy about what is real, and what is an illusion? Have you ever thought philosophical quadrenniums needed more guns and violence? If so, than The Matrix is for you. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
28.
Pineapple Express (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him. (111 mins.)
“ I think I like this movie because of the way it makes me look at myself and my friends. I want to mirror what these guys go through... okay maybe with less of the life and death encounters. Which, when I think about it, is a vast majority of the movie... regardless, this movie got some genuine laughs out of me. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
29.
Step Brothers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry. (98 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ Seriously. This is a stupid movie. But, you know what I rather enjoy being stupid with mindless humor. That's my favorite kind of humor. And Step Brothers certainly delivers that. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
30.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. (87 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
31.
Looper (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (119 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ This is cinema gold. This movie has amazing camera shots, perfect audio where the music is rare and subtle, and the sounds of gunshots are amplified. The movie tone is harsh and heavy, certainly not for the light hearted. The themes in it are frightening and philosophical, certainly not for the light minded. The movie was like taking Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and Fahrenheit 412, by Ray Bradbury, shoving in time travel as well as telekinetic powers, and the fabulous acting by Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the lovely Emily Blunt. Simply sublime. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
32.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
 
33.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ A movie that literally parallels it's own script with the fictional movie script within the movie. It's mind bending, it's filled with black humor, it has Christopher Walken, and it has many activist themes such as feminism, peace versus violence, and the corrupt nature of Hollywood. Pure genius. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
34.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 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
 
35.
Skyfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
36.
Lincoln (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
 
37.
The Hours (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
38.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
 
39.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
“ A perfect depiction of a the morally bankrupt system that is the Financing industry. Eloquently crafted to demonstrate the full potential of corruption that existed (and still does) at Wall Street since the 2008 stock market crash. A must see for any good citizen of America, and for anyone generally concerned about corruption of the economics system. Cheers. ” - Gargels
 
40.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
41.
Casino Royale (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
42.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
 
43.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
44.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
 
45.
Balto (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska. (78 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
 
46.
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals. (84 mins.)
 
47.
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (121 mins.)
Director: Terry George
 
48.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising. (105 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt