My 20 Favorite Moviesby David K. Ginn | created - 10 Jan 2013 | updated - 5 days ago | Public
The 20 best, the movies I can't live without.
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1. Cemetery Man (1994)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Horror
A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.
Votes: 17,393 | Gross: $0.25M
The surreal visuals, the constant suggestion that something profound is being communicated, but in a language you know intuitively and ambiguously. It goes from being outrageously comic to deeply disturbing to magnificently beautiful, woven in a way that makes it impossible to guess what's going to happen next.
2. Army of Darkness (1992)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Votes: 140,856 | Gross: $11.50M
A movie where the director must have kept asking, "What's the coolest thing that can happen next?" and built an insane time-travel adventure fantasy that is the single greatest amusement park ride cult cinema has ever offered.
3. The Guest (I) (2014)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Thriller
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Votes: 74,915 | Gross: $0.32M
Tight, music-driven, mesmerizing. A completely flawless film, where every aspect--story, script, acting, direction, visuals, editing, sound--is chiseled to perfection. It is impossible not to feel awesome while watching this film. A dramatic action thriller with the structure of a horror movie, and a lead performer who is too *beep* cool for words.
4. The Fan (1982)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Music
The hero-worship that Simone has for a pop singer is built to a crescendo until she passes out when she finally sees him up-close in a crowd of fans pushing him for autographs. She is later... See full summary »
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 167,931 | Gross: $25.50M
8. Inside (2007)
R | 82 min | Horror
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
10. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.
Votes: 45,960 | Gross: $0.29M
11. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.
Votes: 76,485 | Gross: $41.48M
12. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
Ginger's sister Brigitte, now a werewolf herself, must try to find a cure for her blood lust before the next full moon while hiding out in a rehab clinic from a relentless werewolf.
13. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
Votes: 293,287 | Gross: $13.78M
14. Re-Animator (1985)
Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.
Votes: 45,003 | Gross: $2.02M
16. Better Off Dead... (1985)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier.
Votes: 36,200 | Gross: $10.30M
17. 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: 695,556 | Gross: $402.45M