My Top 100 Films

A personal collection of my favorite 100 movies in no particular order. There's plenty of classics as well as several guilty pleasures. Enjoy.
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1.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ I suppose I should begin the list with my all time favorite movie. First viewing, I was completely blown away. It began my long running admiration of Norton as well as Fincher. Nearly every scene is a stellar favorite. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
2.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ It's pretty far up there. I enjoy this one consistently with every rewatch. This one got me into Tarantino, actually. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
3.
Boyhood (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
“ Leaving the theater after this viewing was quite bittersweet. On one hand, the past three hours had managed to change my idea of film as a storytelling medium and swept me up in the life of one boy in a way none other had before. But on the other hand, it was over. And I would have happily sat there for another hour without a word. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
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.)
“ As the years go on this movie refuses to drop from my top ten. One of the few movies on here that's pure enjoyment matches it's nostalgia. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
5.
Gravity (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ In a word... Intense. Both Bullock and Clooney bring their A-Game, but Alfonso Cuarón's intimate and suffocating direction accompanied by Lubezki's truly awe-inspiring visuals steal the show. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
6.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ In my opinion, this movie did the "comic book movie" justice better than any other. It may not be my favorite super-hero film, but it's certainly a joy ride. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
7.
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.)
“ Watching this movie as a kid, it without a doubt got me into movies. I only wish that the Wachowski siblings could return to this tier of entertainment. Also a top ten film. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
8.
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.)
“ I often debate between this and Fight Club as my favorite movie. Nolan claimed his spot as my favorite director with this enthralling take on the Super-Hero movie, proving that comic book movies can be just as well written and thrilling as any other drama. Heath Ledger as the Joker remains my favorite performance in film to date. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
9.
Finding Nemo (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)
“ I think this one hardly needs an explanation. I'm a Pixar fanatic, and this is Finding Nemo. There you go. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
10.
Life of Pi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ By far one of the most visually astounding films I've seen to date. The story had me up and down fluently as well. A new, but solid entry. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
11.
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
“ Definitely the most surprising experience watching this one. I thought perhaps I'd like it, but that's all I expected. I've never been a huge fan of stop motion. In one viewing, it earned it's spot up with the best of 'em. It was such a fascinating and feel good adventure, as well as filled with countless gems of dialogue. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
12.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (121 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
“ The best Marvel stand-alone by a longshot, bar the first Iron Man; and definitely the funniest. Charming, goofy, thrilling and best of all: a refreshing take on the well-tread hero genre. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
13.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)
“ This one actually stole away the title of favorite DreamWorks film from Shrek. The stunning animation and heartfelt tale won me over instantly. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
14.
Toy Story (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ This movie is basically my childhood. Even after probably dozens of rewatches, it still enchants. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
15.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (92 mins.)
“ My least favorite entry in the trilogy. Though, for me, that's a little like choosing your least favorite child or something. I adore them all. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
16.
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
“ I had high hopes going into this third installment. I was not disappointed an ounce. If I had to choose, it may be my favorite of the three. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
17.
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
“ Joseph Gordon-Levitt's great performance, an amazing script and a peculiar and striking style of cinematography make this what is perhaps one of my three favorite movies of all time and definitely my favorite film of 2012. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
18.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ This Pixar classic is still just as funny and endearing today as the first time. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
19.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ My adoration of this one has dwindled slightly with several rewatches, but remains of my all time favorites. Thought-provoking and moving. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
20.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ It locked in Crowe as one my favorite performers. I enjoyed this film on a lot of levels. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
21.
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
“ The ridiculous plot of this movie, riding on the hilarious performances of both Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, still puts me in stitches. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
22.
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
“ One of my all time favorite comedies, I love every minute of this movie. I cry laughing at the "Don't Stop Me Now" scene every viewing. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
23.
Jackass: The Movie (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time. (87 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
“ As a fan of the MTV show, my love of this movie was hardly a surprise. It may not be the usual witty, well scripted, satiric humor that is present in my other favorite comedies, but it makes me die laughing all the same. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
24.
The Birdcage (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ As a big fan of both Nathan Lane and Robin Williams, this film was an instant entry. Hilarious from start to finish. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
25.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ One of my many Jim Carrey comedy gems. Perhaps the plot is a bit mediocre, but Carrey's performance makes this an all time favorite. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
26.
American Psycho (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (102 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
“ I can't remember a single film with as many "What the *beep* moments as this one. I'm not sure if I enjoy it on a comedy or psychological level more. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
27.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (116 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ The second Pegg and Frost comedy on the list, levels the enjoyment of Shaun of the Dead with the added fun of a buddy-cop theme. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
28.
Kick-Ass (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ Super Hero movies and ridiculous comedies being two of my favorite genres, this one was a shoo-in. Hilarious, thrilling, as well as visually appealing. And Chloë Grace Moretz is fantastic. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
29.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
“ Equally witty and touching, the added enjoyment of Steve Carell's performance made this an easy 100 entry. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
30.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ It's Forrest Gump. Hard to find much to not love in this movie. A favorite for years. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
31.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ Leads Zooey Deschanel and Joesph Gordon-Levitt make this a fittingly charming romcom. Adorable every viewing. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
32.
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.)
“ Another fantastic Tarantino thrill-ride. From a stellar cast, some of the sharpest dialogue on the list, and too many awesome moments to count. Possibly my favorite of Taratino's, which is saying a lot. Top ten material. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
33.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ My favorite Nicholson performance, which is truly saying something. A perfectly written mental drama. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
34.
50/50 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ This movie stands both as one of my favorite Gordon-Levitt and Rogan performances. It also manages to smoothly coast between serious, realistic drama and humor, which makes it hit on several levels. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
35.
The Tree of Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ An incredibly surprising first viewing shot this one right into my top 100. A beautifully done minimalist approach to plot, I found it very touching and at moments even transcendental. It also remains one of my favorite pieces in terms of cinematography, by far. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
36.
American Beauty (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Edging on my top ten, this film is as beautifully written as casted. Spacey's performance alone would have made this an easy entry. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
37.
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.)
“ This methodically paced drama has several of my all time favorite movie moments, all fueled by Bardem's astounding and disturbing performance. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
38.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
“ Another fantastic Spielberg classic and one of my biggest emotional viewings on the list. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
39.
Iron Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ Brought back the Marvel smash with one of my favorite performances in Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
40.
Spider-Man (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ The origin of a life long love of the Super-Hero tale, Spider-Man still has me cheering for the quirky web crawler. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
41.
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.)
“ The first in what is perhaps my favorite trilogy of all time, Begins expertly crafts an origin story to match the awe of the caper crusader himself. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
42.
127 Hours (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ What could have very easily been a droll two hour drag of melodrama is uplifted into an incredibly intimate and surprisingly stylish journey by Franco's dedicated performance and Boyle's flashy, beautiful direction. Also, some of the best editing I've ever seen. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
43.
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.)
“ Though not of the same caliber as it's predecessor, this dark hero drama holds a special place in my heart, accomplishing the near-impossible task of a deserving conclusion to the Dark Knight Trilogy. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
44.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Much like all of Kubrick's films, this disturbing vacation gets better with every viewing. Another one of my favorite performances and cinematographic pieces. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
45.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance: However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a tyro in martial arts. (92 mins.)
“ I've always loved karate movies and this animated feature actually managed to capture a lot of what makes them so great while still maintaining light-heartedness and comedy. Great cast too. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
46.
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
“ As a huge Sci-Fi fan, this list is hardly complete without my favorite Star Wars film. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
47.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Scott's unnerving, slow going, monster horror has always given me the creeps. A solid and thoroughly entertaining entry. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
48.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother. (116 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
“ Steve Carell managed to become one of my two favorite comedy actors with this movie, only matched by Jim Carrey. This film is just so quotable. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
49.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
“ A fantastic year for Sci-Fi also gave forth this classic. Having grown up knowing the plot-twist ending, I figured the movie would have lost most of it's thrill with age. I was thankfully, very wrong and Charlton Heston's performance remains a favorite. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
50.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Freeman, Pitt, and Spacey in this are all some of my favorites. Combined with Fincher's visual style, an intriguing crime mystery, and one of tmy favorite endings in film, this is up there pretty high. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
51.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ Another entry that basically speaks for itself. Often heralded as the greatest movie of all time, it's hard to argue. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
52.
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.)
“ Sporting great performances from both Jackman and Bale, the dark and provocative tale of two competing magicians was guaranteed to be a favorite. Lead by my personal favorite director and focusing on a subject of personal interest, it's thought provoking from begin to end. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
53.
WALL·E (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ The only Pixar movie that holds a place in my heart on par with Nemo, the most visually astounding of all the Pixar films, it remains adorable with every viewing. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
54.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ This movie basically ruined science-fiction for me. Nothing can ever really touch it. I guess the only word that can describe 2001 for me is "transcendental". ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
55.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ My favorite horror movie. It just leaves so much up to the viewer, never explaining the more terrible details of the story, and in that way, it becomes even scarier. Still find it hard to sleep after watching. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
56.
Batman (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ This twisted take on the world of Batman is a beloved one in my book. Though I may not enjoy it as much as Nolan's adaptation, Nicholson's performance as the Joker is another fav. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
57.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (109 mins.)
“ This Hitchcock classic was another unexpected delight. Along with Rear Window, a great testament to Hitchcock's mastery of suspense. One of the greatest plot twists in cinema made it a wonderful viewing as well. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
58.
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.)
“ One of my three favorite Pixar movies, this adventure was so beautifully animated, filled with laughs, and had such a touching undertone to it, I couldn't help but absolutely adore it. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
59.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Amazing Spider-Man in theaters. I hardly thought that this reboot would live up to the adoration I felt for the original Raimi film. I walked away feeling that this new Spider-Man matched, if not exceeded the film of my childhood. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
60.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Stuart
“ Gene Wilder leads the most wonderful of all my childhood favorites. I can still sit down and sing along with the Oompa-Loompas with the same love for the fantastical tale as I did as a kid. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
61.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ A trip through Oz never fails to dazzle, scare, and enthrall. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
62.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. (130 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ One of the few film series I feel got better with each installment, the final Potter film, in it's epic and visually astounding fantasy, made it into my top 100 after a single viewing. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
63.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ Expertly directed to create an atmosphere that effectively unnerves me and supported by Portman's sensational lead, it became an instant favorite of mine. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
64.
21 Jump Street (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. (110 mins.)
“ Seriously this movie is just *beep* hilarious, go watch it. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
65.
Annie Hall (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Everything I love about Woody Allen at his best combined with a heartfelt romance tale and Diane Keaton's perfectly fit performance. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
66.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
“ A new entry but a quick favorite, Silver Linings has so much to love: fantastic leads, a fantastically original tale of romance, and some of the best dialogue of the past few years. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
67.
Blue Valentine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. (112 mins.)
“ I'm a big fan of Ryan Gosling and this movie is a huge reason why. A painfully true to life romance without the light hearted finale, it effortlessly goes from touching scenes of young love to uncomfortably painful scenes of a real struggling marriage. Both Gosling and Williams deliver some of the most powerful performances in recent memory. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
68.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
“ Though it may not be quite as thrilling as the first Kill Bill, I enjoy this one more. Tarantino weaves in emotion, an origin story and complexity to character. The last fifteen minutes are just awesome. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
69.
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
“ A single entry to exemplify my love of 80's movies as well as John Hughes. It's full of classic scenes that always manage to make me laugh or want to dance along. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
70.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ One of my favorite movies visually, it's unique and hilarious style hits home with all my favorite things: sarcasm, video games, and good music. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
71.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones. (142 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ Spidey is my favorite super-hero, capturing the essence of what made them so interesting to me as a kid. This movie, though not the best FILM featuring Spider-Man is the most pitch perfect representation of the hero on screen to date. A stylish reminder of why I love the movies. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
72.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ Perhaps the most over-the-top comedy of past years, I couldn't stop laughing throughout. Downey manages to turn a ridiculous character premise into one of his best performances. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
73.
Liar Liar (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ It's one of my favorite comedies, but the bloopers after the movie manage to actually exceed the hilarity of the film. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
74.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ A delightful tale of the pursuit of freedom that never seems to dwindle in entertainment, no matter how many viewings. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
75.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ Classic Tarantino action, sharp dialogue, and a tremendous performance by Christoph Waltz makes this one a Bingo. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
76.
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.)
“ Seriously, there is a lot of great things to say about this movie. But it's finest accomplishment is being a monstrously gigantic haymaker of fun. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
77.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ First viewing, it became one of my favorite comedies if not one of my all time favorite films. After several rewatches, it's come to be my favorite comedy. I can't keep from crying through the ending. Crying laughing. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
78.
Office Space (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss. (89 mins.)
Director: Mike Judge
“ A close second to Strangelove, this one gets better with every viewing. Milton is just priceless. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
79.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ DiCaprio is superb in this cerebral crime mystery. Though, as great as his performance is, the captivating plot and ultimate twist are what make it top 100 material. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
80.
Tangled (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. (100 mins.)
“ I've been watching Disney movies since I could see, but Pixar had always held a place in my heart that Disney alone never quite leveled. Tangled somehow managed to mix romance, humor, and beautiful animated sequences to create what may be my favorite Disney animated movie ever. Flynn is also one of my favorite fictional characters ever, and hands down my favorite Disney prince. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
81.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ Stylish, hilarious, and even scary at times. This meta mashup is pure adrenaline fun. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
82.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Carrey best performance by far in my opinion as well as a specatuclar lead by Kate Winslet. This movie is right up there in my top ten, being visually beautiful, emotionally intense, and delightfully quirky. It gives the love story a new, twisted, and ultimately, realistically dark turn. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
83.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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.)
“ Other than Pulp, the best Taratino movie, and perhaps the slickest. An absolute thrill ride and instant top 100. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
84.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ John Hughes directs one of my favorite 80's films. Hilarious and ridiculously quotable. One of the most entertaining on this list. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
85.
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
“ Having never been a big fan of Bond films, Sam Mendes's take on the franchise shocked me with with it's thrills and incredible developments of classic characters. Bardem's villain is fantastic and a recent favorite. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
86.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (132 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ This movie will stand in this list for all of the X-Men films that I love. Combining the best of both the First Class and original trilogy casts, this film dances between dark drama and fun-loving action without skipping a beat. This is my favorite X film. The Quicksilver scene alone would earn it a place on this list. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
87.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius. (127 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Though, in many ways, it's a better movie than the first installment in the trilogy, I enjoyed the first more. Alfred Molina matches the wit and craze of Dafoe's Goblin as the Doc. Plenty to ooh and aah over every viewing. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
88.
The Producers (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show. (134 mins.)
Director: Susan Stroman
“ So many fantastic scenes, this comedy was an instant entry into my top 100. As great as the whole cast is, Nathan Lane makes this movie. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
89.
The Departed (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Very few films have managed to keep me as on edge as this one did. Boasting fantastic performances from Nicholson and DiCaprio, this may well be my favorite Scorsese movie. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
90.
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
“ Touching, hilarious, and captivating, The Princess Bride is an classic for so many reasons. I was so easily swept up into the fairy tale, the little kid in me found just as much to love as the film aficionado. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
91.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (180 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Irreverent, hilarious and tragic - Wolf brings out the best in it's stars and is by far the most fun of Scorsese's films. This is Goodfellas for a new generation. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
92.
The Pianist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Haunting from start to finish, and Brody's performance is spectacular. Polanski creates a dark, hopeless atmosphere that always gets to me. A compelling watch. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
93.
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. (95 mins.)
“ Strange and beautiful, with a great performance from Sandler, Punch Drunk is one of the most entertaining and unique romances I've ever seen. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
94.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Witty, funny, thrilling and chock full of great performances... There is so much to love and appreciate in this film. A crime drama above and beyond what I expected, even going in with high expectations. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
95.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ I had no idea what to expect going into this film. What I found was one of the most compelling blends of action, horror and humanity I've ever found. It is immensely *beep* up to view at times, but worth ever damn second. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
96.
Before Sunrise (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (101 mins.)
“ Deply and Hawke bring two of the most absolutely genuine and delightful performances I've ever seen. Their dialogue manages to carry the film through laughter, romance, resonant thoughtfulness, and at times, even truly compelling humanity. An absolutely wonderful film. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
97.
The Lego Movie (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. (100 mins.)
“ I fell in love with movies as a child, sitting in front of little TV in my living room laughing, cheering and crying with the ebbs and flows of a good film. VERY few films have managed to illicit that same child-like wonder in my adolescent life. Lego Movie did that and so much more. I left feeling like a six year old again... and then I came back to the theater the next day to watch it again. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
98.
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective. (140 mins.)
“ Ambition of this caliber in film-making often can drown a movie. But Cianfrance manages to capture immense themes and emotion across several characters' lives while still maintaining a thrilling narrative and personal resonance. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
99.
Love and Death (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ What I would call Allen's funniest movie, it consistently had me in stitches for the whole run. Allen and Keaton are both delightfully quirky and with enough hyper-clever jokes to discover upon every rewatch. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge
 
100.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. (130 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ Rise of the Planet of the Apes is no longer on this list, unfortunately... because this movie knocked it off. Improving on nearly every element of it's predecessor, Dawn manages to stand as a moving character drama and action movie... Which is impressive when none of your main characters are people. ” - I-Am-Jacks-Smirking-Revenge