Favorite Films (of all time)

My personal favorite films of all time.
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1.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ One of the best films of all time in my opinion. Beautifully filmed and epic in scope. Peter O'Toole was masterful in this film. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
2.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
“ Another epic film. Charlton Heston has a commanding presence in the film. One of the best Biblical based films. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
3.
Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Another Charlton Heston masterpiece. The chariot race alone makes this film worth watching. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
4.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ One of the most suspenseful films of all time. Hitchcock is at his best here. Jimmy Stewart was superb as the photographer laid up from an accident. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
5.
Bullitt (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ Awesome chase footage and the story is excellent. McQueen is at his best. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
6.
Destination Tokyo (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore. (135 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
“ Great World War 2 Submarine film. Lots of tense moments and Cary Grant is wonderful as usual. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
7.
Strategic Air Command (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An ex-pilot and current baseballer is recalled into the U.S. Air Force and assumes an increasingly important role in Cold War deterrence. (112 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Overlooked Stewart film. Direction by Anthony Mann is spot on. Even though at times it seems like a recruiting film for SAC, the cinematography makes it worthwhile, particularly if you are interested in Cold War aviation. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
8.
Vertigo (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
“ Another excellent Hitchcock film. The critics aren't wrong about this one. One of the best films of all time. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
9.
Battleground (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. (118 mins.)
“ One of the best World War 2 films ever made. Van Johnson is great in this action packed film about the Battle of the Bulge. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
10.
The Public Enemy (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war. (83 mins.)
“ Cagney is excellent in this pre-code gangster film. Lots of depth for an early 1930's film. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
11.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ One of Bogart's best. Lots of intrigue and a great mystery. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
12.
JFK (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Everyone has their own theories, but Oliver Stone makes a convincing case for a conspiracy. Costner is excellent as usual. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
13.
Reds (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States. (195 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
“ W. Beatty's masterpiece. An excellent drama about John Reed, the adventuring journalist/writer and the Russian Revolution. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
14.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)
“ My personal favorite of the Indiana Jones films. This film fires on all 8 cylinders. Connery, Harrison, and a superb script just makes this film work. A perfect blend of action, comedy, and suspense. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
15.
Alexander (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world. (175 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Another good Stone film. Critically derided at release, I think in years to come it will be remembered as an overlooked biopic. Much better than the 1956 Burton film in my opinion. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
16.
The Big Sleep (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Great film based on the intriguing book. Bogart and Bacall have wonderful chemistry and Martha Vickers is a knock-out. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
17.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed. (125 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ My personal favorite James Bond film. Easily shows that Roger Moore was just as capable as Sean Connery as Bond given a good script. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
18.
Magnum Force (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables. (124 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
“ Just an awesome Eastwood film. Just as good as Dirty Harry, and I like the story a bit better. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
19.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ One of the best horror films of all time. I keep coming back to this film and never tire of it. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
20.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Beautifully shot film and a thought provoking script. Probably the best Malick film in my opinion. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
21.
Open Range (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman. (139 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ This film proved that the Western wasn't dead. Costner and Duvall have great chemistry. Very believable friendship. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
22.
UHF (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor. (97 mins.)
Director: Jay Levey
“ Hilarious comedy. Weird Al was funny as usual. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
23.
Fail Safe (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow. (86 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Awesome film about a what if cold war situation. I actually prefer the tv version to the Fonda original. I remember watching it live on CBS. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
24.
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
“ My favorite of the Star Wars films. Also one of the least molested by Lucas which is a plus. Unfortunately all of these films took a hit by the release of the prequels. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
25.
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Disguised as a German archaeologist, Moto helps unearth the priceless crown of the legendary Queen of Sheba and sans disguise defends it from a variety of thugs and criminals. (65 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
“ All of the Mr. Moto films are wonderful. Great stories with comedy, intrigue, and action. Peter Lorre was a vastly underrated actor. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
26.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ I actually enjoy the Redux for the most part. One of the most interesting Vietnam war films, especially for those (like me) that loved Heart of Darkness. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
27.
All the President's Men (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ One of the best films of all time. 1976 was easily one of the better years in film. Redford and Hoffman are perfectly cast. The story is tight, and a tremendous amount of suspense is captured. Even though we all know the outcome, you are on the edge of your seat in this awesome movie. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
28.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ Great film. This movie really captured my imagination growing up and led me to take a very active interest in history. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
29.
American Graffiti (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Time capsule of great period in American history. The car culture was in full swing and great rock and roll was being made. The whole cast was believable as 18-ish kids. ” - Vega_Lyra
 
30.
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young bride-to-be is being stalked upon by a serial killer in Staten Island. She gets help from a former lover, but will they manage to escape? (94 mins.)
“ One of my guilty pleasures. While not remembered much today, it's a creepy horror film that isn't too over the top in gore. Tom Hanks early appearance is noteworthy. ” - Vega_Lyra