My Favourite Movies

Movies that I have seen over the years and enjoyed.
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1.
Along Came a Spider (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When a congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school, detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner. (104 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ Based on James Patterson's novel of the same name, this movie keeps its audience on the edge of their seats. It's definitely worth a 10. ” - Lynalann
 
2.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Definitely the best movie of this series. ” - Lynalann
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Gladiator (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ I'm not a great fan of historical movies, but this movie was an exception. ” - Lynalann
 
5.
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.)
“ An intriguing movie. Very enjoyable. ” - Lynalann
 
6.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ Most movies with Liam Neeson are generally enjoyable. This one was no exception. ” - Lynalann
 
7.
2012 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. (158 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ A great movie that relates would could happen at a future time. John Cusack helped to make this movie worth seeing. ” - Lynalann
 
8.
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
“ A great movie with twists and turns. ” - Lynalann
 
9.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Based on the book by Stieg Larsson, it is an excellent movie that keeps very close to the original novel. ” - Lynalann
 
10.
Flight (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ I enjoyed this movie, but I enjoy most Denzel Washington movies. ” - Lynalann
 
11.
Jack Reacher (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. (130 mins.)
“ Tome Cruise excelled in this movie, which was based on a Lee Child novel. ” - Lynalann
 
12.
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
“ One of the better James Bond movies. ” - Lynalann
 
13.
The Impossible (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ A moving experience, especially as I know of people who were actually involved in this tragedy of nature. ” - Lynalann
 
14.
42 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger and his life during that time. (128 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
“ I'm not fond of sports stories, especially those about baseball, but this was an exceptional movie and the two main actors deserve an Oscar. ” - Lynalann
 
15.
The Call (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life. (94 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ An entertaining movie. ” - Lynalann
 
16.
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 a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ I loved this movie when I first saw it several years' ago. Great Sci-Fi adventure. ” - Lynalann
 
17.
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.)
“ Who wouldn't enjoy this movie? Especially for children and children at heart. ” - Lynalann
 
18.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Can't remember how many times we have seen this movie on TV. Still enjoy it; definitely the best in this series. ” - Lynalann
 
19.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Another good Matt Damon movie. ” - Lynalann
 
20.
The Mummy (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy that wreaks havoc on him, and his crew. (125 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
“ A fun movie, especially when I watched it with my family. I also have a soft spot for Brendan Fraser. ” - Lynalann
 
21.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
“ A great Bruce Willis movie and excellent acting from Haley Joel Osment. ” - Lynalann
 
22.
Inside Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation. (129 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Once again, Denzel Washington is at his best in this movie that keeps you guessing right until the last few minutes. ” - Lynalann
 
23.
Finding Home (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Inheriting her grandmother's remote island Inn causes Amanda to re-evaluate her life and decisions. (124 mins.)
“ A movie with a plot that has an obvious ending. However, it is the kind of movie that one enjoys when all that is desired is a relaxing moving without gun battles and car chases. I also enjoyed the music. ” - Lynalann
 
24.
The Illusionist (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
“ Pleasantly surprised with this movie. Great acting from Edward Norton and Rufus Sewell. Jessica Biel also gave an extra touch of class. ” - Lynalann
 
25.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. (119 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ Forget the technical details. This is a great movie with Gerard Butler in the starring role. Move over Bruce Willis ” - Lynalann
 
26.
Last Vegas (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Four friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. (105 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ A great fun movie with Michael Douglas and Robert de Niro acting their true ages. Morgan Freeman gave his best as usual. ” - Lynalann
 
27.
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
“ A great well-acted movie, but was all the sleaze really necessary? Leonardo DiCaprio deserves an Oscar. He has come a long way since Titanic. ” - Lynalann