Dave Howes Watch Listby afdfog | created - 14 Jul 2013 | updated - 02 Mar 2015 | Public
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1. The Abyss (1989)
PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
Votes: 142,606 | Gross: $54.46M
3. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.
Votes: 175,592 | Gross: $108.39M
4. The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
G | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.
Votes: 9,297 | Gross: $13.25M
5. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.
Votes: 157,998 | Gross: $172.96M
7. Aladdin (1992)
G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Votes: 292,745 | Gross: $217.35M
8. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 83,142 | Gross: $70.60M
9. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.
Votes: 222,877 | Gross: $32.53M
10. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 305,264 | Gross: $51.97M
13. The American President (1995)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. President and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception", and sparks fly anyway.
Votes: 45,782 | Gross: $65.00M
14. Amistad (1997)
R | 155 min | Drama, History
In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
Votes: 61,687 | Gross: $44.18M
16. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.
Votes: 290,204 | Gross: $85.29M
17. Anger Management (2012–2014)
22 min | Comedy, Romance
Divorced former baseball player Charlie Goodson is now an anger management therapist. He has a teenage daughter with obsessive-compulsive disorder and he has a purely sexual relationship ... See full summary »
18. Animal House (1978)
R | 109 min | Comedy
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Votes: 97,422 | Gross: $141.60M
19. Anna and the King (1999)
PG-13 | 148 min | Drama, History, Romance
The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s.
Votes: 32,784 | Gross: $39.26M
22. 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: 500,621 | Gross: $83.47M
23. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 228,332 | Gross: $173.84M
24. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 500,099 | Gross: $136.03M
25. 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: 349,068 | Gross: $201.57M
26. Arthur (1981)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »
Votes: 22,834 | Gross: $95.46M
27. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Votes: 241,034 | Gross: $148.48M
28. Assassins (1995)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets.
Votes: 68,290 | Gross: $30.31M
29. August Rush (2007)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Music
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Votes: 94,378 | Gross: $31.66M
30. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him "shagless".
Votes: 193,426 | Gross: $206.04M
31. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember, who is working with Dr. Evil.
Votes: 174,130 | Gross: $213.31M
32. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 288,543 | Gross: $102.61M
33. Awakenings (1990)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Votes: 103,331 | Gross: $52.10M
35. Babel (I) (2006)
R | 143 min | Drama
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Votes: 260,559 | Gross: $34.30M
36. 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: 836,227 | Gross: $210.61M
37. 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: 385,468 | Gross: $118.50M
38. Back to the Future Part III (1990)
PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.
Votes: 323,874 | Gross: $87.73M
39. Backdraft (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Votes: 62,467 | Gross: $77.87M
41. The Bank Job (2008)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Votes: 160,269 | Gross: $30.03M
43. BASEketball (1998)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Sport
Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team.
Votes: 51,327 | Gross: $6.94M
45. 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: 1,096,365 | Gross: $206.85M
46. 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: 236,127 | Gross: $162.83M
47. *batteries not included (1987)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.
Votes: 25,792 | Gross: $32.95M
48. Beaches (1988)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Votes: 19,933 | Gross: $57.04M
50. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 697,811 | Gross: $170.74M
51. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.
Votes: 353,841 | Gross: $218.97M
52. Bedazzled (2000)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.
Votes: 87,016 | Gross: $37.88M
53. Beerfest (2006)
R | 110 min | Comedy
Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.
Votes: 57,465 | Gross: $19.19M
55. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Votes: 81,041 | Gross: $46.41M
57. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
Votes: 138,735 | Gross: $234.76M
58. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogomil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.
Votes: 92,358 | Gross: $153.67M
59. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
Votes: 65,872 | Gross: $42.61M
61. Beyond the Sea (2004)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth).
Votes: 13,571 | Gross: $6.32M
63. The Big Chill (1983)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.
Votes: 27,956 | Gross: $56.20M
65. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 604,721 | Gross: $17.45M
67. Billy Madison (1995)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy
In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.
Votes: 113,893 | Gross: $25.59M
68. 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: 318,708 | Gross: $108.64M
69. Black Knight (2001)
PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.
Votes: 33,302 | Gross: $33.42M
73. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 107,078 | Gross: $119.50M
74. 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: 246,795 | Gross: $255.96M
75. Blood Diamond (2006)
R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
Votes: 436,504 | Gross: $57.37M
76. Blow (2001)
R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel, headed by Pablo Escobar established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.
Votes: 213,568 | Gross: $52.99M
77. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Votes: 149,681 | Gross: $8.55M
78. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.
R | 84 min | Comedy
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.
Votes: 316,308 | Gross: $128.51M
81. Bottle Shock (2008)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris".
Votes: 13,202 | Gross: $4.04M
82. The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory.
Votes: 448,419 | Gross: $121.66M
83. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.
Votes: 384,687 | Gross: $176.24M
84. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
Votes: 546,057 | Gross: $227.47M
86. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 823,137 | Gross: $75.60M
87. Breach (2007)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
FBI upstart Eric O'Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was put on trial for selling secrets to the Soviet Union.
Votes: 54,060 | Gross: $33.23M
89. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 167,613 | Gross: $44.91M
90. Broadcast News (1987)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Take two rival television reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one Producer, female. Mix well, and watch the sparks fly.
Votes: 23,124 | Gross: $51.25M
93. Bull Durham (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Votes: 39,889 | Gross: $50.89M
94. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime
In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
Votes: 31,615 | Gross: $13.38M
95. Bulworth (1998)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.
Votes: 23,047 | Gross: $26.53M
99. Calendar Girls (2003)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.
Votes: 20,743 | Gross: $31.04M
100. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 37,973 | Gross: $14.36M