Must Watch! (not done)

by messibest30 | created - 09 Sep 2013 | updated - 16 Sep 2013 | Public

I from experience of these wonderful movies, and TV series, recommend for you to give some of them a try. Then trust that I was right, and give the rest of them a try :) (not done yet*)

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1. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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80 Metascore

A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 948,530 | Gross: $25.54M

It is a backward movie.. You heard me, it goes backwards until it all starts to make sense to our main character and us, who killed and raped his wife.

2. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.5
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs

Votes: 726,590

3. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,028,750 | Gross: $322.74M

Well, if you are that guy - Played Angry Birds Star Wars must watch the movie now - then okay, be that guy, but I am recommending this as a must watch because, it is not only top of the house CG for the time, but also a great beginning to a great and smart series of movies, and a lot of other.

4. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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82 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 956,353 | Gross: $290.48M

The second Star Wars was my most favorite of all, it had it all! Action, drama, comedy, suspense, and..well... " I am your father.."

5. The Game (1997)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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61 Metascore

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Votes: 290,838 | Gross: $48.32M

A side from its Oscars, this movie holds a twist and a surprise in the end you would never have thought of. Literally a surprise ;)

6. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 603,984 | Gross: $291.05M

Best superhero movie ever by me! It is so loud in the theaters, and so amazing at home, to re-watch this this incredible superman, movie, with the greatest theme ever!

7. 1408 (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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64 Metascore

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Paul Birchard

Votes: 229,548 | Gross: $71.99M

I liked this, for a reason, this movie has a thing in the beginning, that you have to catch, and you will understand the whole movie, it is hard to catch, and you are made not to, but it is there.

8. Homeland (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 259,126

It is so twisted, and makes you kill waiting for the next week, and makes you become a terrorist waiting for the next season ;)

9. The Following (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry

Votes: 78,021

Brilliant! Nothing like it, it is so crazy!! For your own sake, give it at least an episode to blow your mind away, you will get addicted to this series! I promise! Surely a favorite for me.

10. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.5
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74 Metascore

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 422,348 | Gross: $54.71M

Source Code was a very good Action/Thriller movie. Reason is it goes to the last second of the bomb timer, and then you figure out the whole movie. Its different, and also smart.

11. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,876,742 | Gross: $534.86M

Must-watch for anybody, but especially comic book fanatics! This is absolutely magnificent in a way I cant explain! Joker is back and world famous for his incredible performance as Heath Ledger. Oh, oh is it the other way around?! Sorry I couldn't even tell! ;)

12. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,277,054 | Gross: $448.14M

I loved this sequel to the incredible first movie of the Dark Knight. It was just as great, and introducing more of Batman's foes, and stories.

13. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 553,897 | Gross: $138.80M

Not only won the Best Picture, this movie touched the whole world with an incredible performance from Colin Firth and more importantly great writing, setting and well everything! Surely a must-watch.

14. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 590,087

The Big Bang Theory is an on-going show, and is not looking to pause in action! Fans love this show, and its funny and creative characters. The writer defiantly did a good job on this one!

15. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 283,109

Modern Family, is the best family show out there! Not exactly for the whole family to understand, this show, still brings memorable cast, and moments, and makes go from laughing to crying! Kill me if I would not put this out as a must-watch.

16. Just Go with It (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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33 Metascore

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman

Votes: 188,442 | Gross: $103.03M

One of my favorite family movies. Nice plot, and it made me love Jennifer Aniston.

17. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,368,037 | Gross: $171.48M

The original Matrix, is the Matrix, you only want. But you reallly want it!

18. Terra Nova (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

Votes: 73,973

From way in future, to way back in past, to save our mother earth, these people are projected, to find what causes the earth to die. And in a world of dinosaurs and danger, it makes their mission nothing but hard. Very cool and action-packed series.

19. Grown Ups (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

6.0
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30 Metascore

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Chris Rock

Votes: 197,212 | Gross: $162.00M

Too funny! Grown Ups brings up comedy heroes, and makes them best friends, with wife's and kids, on a trip. Sounds fun? Cause' it is! ;)

20. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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79 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 492,625 | Gross: $124.99M

Very colorful, imaginative, and follows a lot of the book, nicely acted, written, and completed, defiantly, deserved its Oscar.

21. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 877,717 | Gross: $0.69M

You already know. If you don't, all I can say is watch it, so you understand what the fuss is about, and why DiCaprio is still out there with his millions.

22. American Reunion (2012)

R | 113 min | Comedy

6.7
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49 Metascore

Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.

Directors: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg | Stars: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein

Votes: 182,972 | Gross: $57.01M

American Pie is heard about a lot, I know, but it was horrible, and in tasty humor. There was other movies like American Wedding, with the same cast, but it all comes up to American Reunion to be crowned, very funny, and a good comedy for adults that lived through college.

23. Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy

4.5
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33 Metascore

Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

Director: Craig Mazin | Stars: Drake Bell, Leslie Nielsen, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 56,126 | Gross: $26.64M

A Superhero parody, that you will want to re-watch because of its dirty humor, and hilarious jokes. But only a parody movie.

24. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 111,826 | Gross: $38.18M

Best Scream movie to watch, if you don't know about Scream and wanting to find out. You don't need 1, 2, or 3 Scream 4 has it all, with a twisty end on top ;)

25. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 595,835 | Gross: $403.71M

For you to have an idea of the original Spider-Man. It was pretty good. Also with very well casting.

26. Cops (1989– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Crime, Reality-TV

7.1
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Follows real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments of the US armed with nothing but with cameras to capture their actions.

Stars: Andrew Fincher, Heather Ashley Chase, David Wehlermann, Tony 'Scott' Villarreal-Dowlearn

Votes: 4,541

Still on-going for it is one of the most watched shows on TV! People love watching others get arrested on TV for drugs, escaping arrest, fighting, and much more. Besides it is never-ending if the producers say so!

27. Above the Law (1988)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Ron Dean

Votes: 24,411 | Gross: $18.87M

When Steven Seagal took his incredible fighting skills, and combined it with acting, and movie making, he went on took have a really good carrier! Steven not only acted for the first time in this movie he also produced it and did the writing with the assistance of Andrew Davis.

28. Sugar (I) (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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82 Metascore

Dominican baseball star Miguel "Sugar" Santos is recruited to play in the U.S. minor-leagues.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Algenis Perez Soto, Jose Rijo, Walki Cuevas, Santo Silvestre

Votes: 4,235 | Gross: $1.08M

Baseball movie that really stands out, from every other sport movie. Just by how it turns around in the end. Very real. Not a popular pick, most likely you have not heard of "Sugar" but it is defiantly good.

29. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 49,006 | Gross: $21.71M

Simply fantastic! One of those movies where there is laughter, drama, fighting, and a whole lot of real! But I cant just say that. Because this is a true one of a kind!

30. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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83 Metascore

A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 670,002 | Gross: $38.40M

Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for his amazing body build, but how does he become an Expendable, or fight aliens in a jungle? Because of this movie, and how funny and bad ass Arnold is.

31. Terminator 2 (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 829,760 | Gross: $204.84M

From making millions of Terminator 1 there had to be a sequel! Terminator 2, though offers nothing but the most action, and bad ass Arnold!

32. CSI: NY (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill

Votes: 39,152

Have you heard of CSI? Well that is because of CSI New York, a show with not only a great cast, but also its background story, and mischief.

33. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Thomas Gibson

Votes: 124,034

Another criminal show, except the people really love the suspense, characters, and fun in this highly rated show.

34. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 826,902 | Gross: $19.50M

Amazing movie. Assassin trains a young girl to kill, for her to get her vengeance on the people that killed her whole family. Its so good, and the kind of movie, where you just want to choke the bad guy to death, he is good at being bad ;).

35. Pitch Black (2000)

R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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49 Metascore

A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Vin Diesel, Keith David

Votes: 205,442 | Gross: $39.24M

Original Riddick movie. Was very well done must watch for people wanting to see Riddick at the theaters.

36. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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38 Metascore

The wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton

Votes: 195,666 | Gross: $57.76M

Riddick's story. Not great, but again important if you don't know much about Riddick.

37. The Conjuring (2013)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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68 Metascore

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor

Votes: 351,214 | Gross: $137.40M

I have not seen a movie more real, with possession!

38. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 508,905 | Gross: $57.14M

This is the best ever! Of Brad Pitt! But also very cool and creative in its own way, mostly recommending this because of Brad's amazing performance.