All-Time Favoritesby ifilmstuf24 | created - 12 Apr 2013 | updated - 14 Oct 2013 | Public
Best movies of all-time? No, who needs that? I'm not the American Film Institute. For better or worse these are simply my favorite movies of all-time.
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1. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.
Votes: 829,280 | Gross: $204.84M
One of my favorite movies from childhood is absolutely dazzling. Fusing interesting ideas with slick spectacle, James Cameron's game changer of a blockbuster still blows minds twenty years on. With the perfect blend of drama and action, T2 is a wholly satisfying cinematic epic.
2. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 385,436 | Gross: $118.50M
This imaginative and inventive sequel is the reason I love movies. This is the movie that opened my mind to cinema. It's truly one of the most intelligent sequels ever made, and I may be alone on this but I think it outdoes the original.
3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
I have not yet seen every Kubrick film, but out of the ones I have seen, this is the one I always seem to gravitate towards. I'm not sure why. Could it be its thought-provoking questions on free-will and law and order? The stunning visuals? Malcolm McDowell's revolutionary villain/protagonist, Alex? It's probably the simple fact that I am a teenager, but most of all the reason is that no matter how many times I see it, and as much as I try to, I just can't quite wrap my head around the film and its many images, sounds, dialogues and ideas. And that right there is the brilliance of Kubrick. This film is the ultimate head trip.
4. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 981,238 | Gross: $132.38M
Scorsese's Bush-era gangster epic changed the way I saw movies. It entertained, riveted, and shocked me until the very end.
5. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.
Votes: 27,368 | Gross: $4.73M
The best drug movie I've ever seen.
6. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Votes: 1,276,372 | Gross: $448.14M
'Rises' completely divided opinion. Is it a perfect film? No, it definitely has its fair share of problems, like all films do. Movies are about being taken on a ride, and damn it, The Dark Knight Rises took me on an exciting ride.
This is a Pulp Masterpiece. With Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Nolan set out to get Batman back to his gritty roots. With Rises, Nolan slowly backs out of the grittiness and enters a pulpier realm. A Bondian realm that begins with a mid-air high-jacking. Has a villain that wears a mask 99% of the film. Batman and Catwoman fighting side by side only to be stopped by gunfire from henchmen so incompetent they can only hit their own comrades rather than hitting their intended targets. And of course a nuclear bomb countdown. Nolan clearly has a love for James Bond films (as he also showed with Inception). As a fellow Bond aficionado, I really appreciate this, and it only adds to my overall enjoyment of the film.
Nolan's film has the feeling of a Coppola-sized epic from the 1970s, with its plot complexity, large cast of characters, intricate dialogue scenes with equal helpings of pain and tragedy. Many scenes in the film are shot in an orange/sepia tone that reminds me of The Godfather Part II. Tom Hardy's Bane is a mythical, Kurtz-like antagonist.
Superhero movies generally follow a particular formula. I could predict the plot beats of most of the recent Marvel films (this is not a complaint of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, just an observation). The point is that this film (as its predecessor did) threw me more surprises than most films of this genre typically do. And my expectations were blown away. TDKR has a very intricate structure, and for being 165 minutes long, the movie flies by at a nice pace.
7. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 500,584 | Gross: $83.47M
Coppola's epic tale of madness is one of the most amazing things ever put to film. A beautiful nightmare of a movie
8. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.
Votes: 349,235 | Gross: $352.39M
I don't give a crap what anyone says, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is an outstanding work of film spectacle. Michael Bay's ultimate canvas of a blockbuster, takes the groundwork from its' two predecessors, and leads the audience into an even more outlandish and extreme assault of entertainment. In my eyes, Bay is up there with other auteurs such as Scorsese, Tarantino, Spielberg, Malick, etc. Their bodies of work always have their fingerprints on it, and their films are always distinguishable in style.
The technology at work here is even more impressive than the 2007 original. I can't think of a film that has blended live action and CG quite as well as T3. The smooth cinematography from Amir Mokri and the use of 3D give the action a smooth, kinetic feel. Shia LaBeouf is back, and you either love him or you hate him. I've always like Shia, but even I was unsure of what the hell he is doing in this movie. But after a few viewings, his "performance" really grew on me. All he does is shout! There's one particular scene in the film, where he just starts screaming at the top of his lungs. I don't know what it is, but for this movie, it works. A supermodel provides nice eye-candy. And Leonard Nimoy kills it as the series' ***SPOILER ALERT*** Best Villain, Sentinel Prime. But the true star is the Auteur of Destruction himself, Michael Bay.
Final note: To quote a review for the film, "I can't decide if this movie is so spectacularly, breathtakingly dumb as to induce stupidity in anyone who watches, or so brutally brilliant that it disarms all reason. What's the difference?" And that basically sums it all up. My favorite guilty pleasure,
9. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure
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.
Votes: 369,515 | Gross: $179.87M
Spielberg at his most unrestrained. Pure non-stop Awesome.
10. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
Votes: 236,115 | Gross: $162.83M
11. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Votes: 83,961 | Gross: $70.00M
Oliver Stone's best movie. Stone is not a director known for subtlety; there's a certain heavy-handedness to all of his films. Born on the Fourth of July is guilty of this as well, but there is heart and truth to this story. Tom Cruise gives his best performance as Ron Kovic. .
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
Votes: 737,873 | Gross: $248.16M
13. Manhunter (1986)
R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.
Votes: 54,950 | Gross: $8.62M
An underrated piece of 80s neon-noir. A riveting and moody thriller.
14. The Social Network (2010)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Votes: 531,006 | Gross: $96.96M
"The Godfather" for the Internet Age.
15. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
Votes: 73,340 | Gross: $35.18M
One of the best psychedelic movies ever made. It's a mythic trip into mind of Jim Morrison, and it's quite trippy. Above all though, it's a film about the early rock scene and the American Dream as escapism in the world (and turmoil) of 1960s America.
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
R | 155 min | Drama
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Votes: 205,237 | Gross: $26.40M
Just pure cinematic joy from the post-'Pulp Fiction' era. P.T. Anderson instills every frame of 'Boogie Nights' with a love and respect for the art of film. It's infectious and the feeling is shared by the viewer. Anderson paints a non-judgmental portrait of a "family" of people at the peak of 70s/80s Porn. It's a tale of excess that is surprisingly not excessive (at least to Oliver Stone standards). Mark Wahlberg is unforgettable in his breakthrough role.
17. Total Recall (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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?
Votes: 261,207 | Gross: $119.39M
I have yet to see the remake and I don't plan to unless its on cable, because it's all about the Original.
Get your ass to mars.
18. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,875,594 | Gross: $534.86M
19. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Votes: 701,131 | Gross: $402.45M
21. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 375,191 | Gross: $42.44M
One of the fastest and most epic crime sagas ever made.
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,358,395 | Gross: $377.85M
An Epic Mastetpiece that miraculously pays-off what has come before it, and out-does it in every way imaginable.
23. 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: 80,919 | Gross: $67.90M
My favorite Bond movie.
24. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 836,135 | Gross: $210.61M
25. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 784,943 | Gross: $309.13M
Sure it has the ewoks, but lets face it Star Wars is first and foremost, entertainment and this is the one that demonstrates that the best.
26. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives.
Votes: 479,204 | Gross: $67.44M
28. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 896,313 | Gross: $57.30M
29. Transformers (2007)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.
Votes: 545,843 | Gross: $319.07M
The movie that forever cemented my love of Summer Blockbusters. I'll never forget my first viewing of the movie opening night in July 2007. I hadn't seen anything like it before. Sure, no one will argue that this is a perfect movie, but film isn't about perfection, its about being transported. Its a big, loud, teenage fantasy and it had quite an impact on me.
30. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 349,051 | Gross: $201.57M
Ahh Nostalgia. One of the first movies I can remember seeing in a theater. I don't remember much, except for the amazing destruction. Michael Bay's Epic about Oil Drillers who must go into space and blow up an asteroid the "size of Texas". Yeah it's dumb, but it isn't ashamed of being so, how can you not love this movie?
31. Drive (I) (2011)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.
Votes: 483,050 | Gross: $35.06M
I missed this when it came out in Fall 2011, I remember seeing a few ads and posters, but I never saw it. I got the movie and watched it, I was blown away.
33. True Lies (1994)
R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Votes: 205,836 | Gross: $146.28M
One of the most entertaining action movies ever.
34. Batman (1989)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Votes: 293,512 | Gross: $251.19M
I prefer Heath Ledger's Joker, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Nicholson was awesome in the role.
35. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
Votes: 464,684 | Gross: $260.00M
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: 955,648 | Gross: $290.48M
37. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,028,075 | Gross: $322.74M
38. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 243,057 | Gross: $103.05M
The first "scary movie" I can remember seeing.
39. The Rock (1996)
R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.
Votes: 277,481 | Gross: $134.07M
40. The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.
Votes: 230,419 | Gross: $183.88M
41. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
Just discovered this recently. If I want my imagination to run wild, I just pop this into my DVD player.
43. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
Votes: 485,213 | Gross: $56.95M
44. 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: 1,436,520 | Gross: $330.25M
45. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 905,044 | Gross: $128.01M
This is another film, like 'A Clockwork Orange', that no matter how many times I see it, I can't quite wrap my head around it. Above all its a conspiracy theory film, more specifically, its a movie about conspiracy theories, and how conspiracies are always two-sided and contradictory.
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,378,389 | Gross: $315.54M
47. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
PG-13 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,229,762 | Gross: $342.55M
48. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, War
160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Votes: 318,688 | Gross: $108.64M
49. Casino Royale (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 510,348 | Gross: $167.45M
The first Bond film I saw in a theater gets better with age.
50. Moonraker (1979)
PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.
Votes: 76,212 | Gross: $70.31M
Pure nostalgia. I played the hell out of this when I got it on DVD in the early 2000s. What can I say? I love it.
51. Live and Let Die (1973)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Votes: 81,842 | Gross: $35.38M
The first Bond flick I ever watched.
52. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 155,949 | Gross: $156.45M
53. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.
Votes: 310,567 | Gross: $229.09M
54. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 1,096,269 | Gross: $206.85M
55. Iron Man 2 (2010)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy.
Votes: 582,649 | Gross: $312.43M
One of the most underrated superhero movies.
56. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 769,634 | Gross: $318.41M
57. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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?
Votes: 550,816 | Gross: $85.16M
58. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.
Votes: 44,190 | Gross: $40.90M
60. Less Than Zero (1987)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama
A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Votes: 15,742 | Gross: $12.40M
Definitely a flawed film, and its disappointing to fans of Bret easton Ellis' book, but Less Than Zero is a compelling, stylish and emotionally charged piece of 80s-noir, with a riveting performance by Robert Downey Jr.
61. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 397,838 | Gross: $15.07M
63. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 229,405 | Gross: $10.68M
Hunter S. Thompson's most famous creation is brought to life by Terry Gilliam in this outrageously entertaining, psychedelic odyssey.
64. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,298,762 | Gross: $134.97M
After recently rewatching it, there's no denying the cinematic majesty of
66. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
R | 164 min | Drama
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
Votes: 43,325 | Gross: $7.63M
Scorsese's most impressive epic and quite possibly the best film he's ever made. It will make a believer out of you.
67. Control (2007)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
Votes: 55,024 | Gross: $0.87M
68. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Votes: 1,664,085 | Gross: $292.58M
69. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Votes: 669,642 | Gross: $38.40M
70. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Votes: 140,693 | Gross: $79.10M
A damn good remake that never compromises Scorsese's personal touch. It may be over the top at times, but it's thunderously exciting, well-paced, and completely entertaining.
73. 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: 575,114 | Gross: $28.26M
A fascinating descent into madness.
75. 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: 1,486,739 | Gross: $107.93M
76. 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: 750,577 | Gross: $2.83M
77. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
Votes: 177,556 | Gross: $47.00M
78. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 479,871 | Gross: $32.00M
79. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,523,504 | Gross: $37.03M
Completely absorbing and mind-blowing.
80. 21 Jump Street (2012)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.
Votes: 448,460 | Gross: $138.45M
81. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Votes: 414,565 | Gross: $32.39M
82. Raging Bull (1980)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Emotionally self-destructive boxer, Jake La Motta's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.
Votes: 261,601 | Gross: $23.38M
83. 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: 818,964 | Gross: $46.84M
Like The Godfather, this mob saga is an unrankable masterpiece. While Godfather was a more "mythical" take on Gangster flicks, Scorsese goes for the wit and grit with his classic film.
85. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,901,186 | Gross: $28.34M
86. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 204,602 | Gross: $184.21M
87. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,013,163 | Gross: $130.74M
88. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 616,236 | Gross: $415.00M
89. Toy Story 2 (1999)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.
Votes: 427,819 | Gross: $245.85M
91. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.
Votes: 139,900 | Gross: $147.25M
92. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 207,538 | Gross: $65.21M
93. 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: 421,526 | Gross: $40.22M
A film that I have much admiration for, but it is far from a lovable movie.
94. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,080,598 | Gross: $623.36M