23 Movies

23 of my favourite movies.
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1.
After the Sunset (2004)
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The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the FBI agent who promised he'd capture him is about to do just that. (97 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ A charming and visually appealing movie. This movie has a terrific setting, romance, adventure, plot twists and a great cast. ” - Awayteam2000
 
2.
Chain Reaction (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ A great time waster with a charismatic cast. ” - Awayteam2000
 
3.
Collateral (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Very atmospheric. This movie makes me feel like I am in the city late at night. ” - Awayteam2000
 
4.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
“ Romantic, sexy film that depicts a bygone area very well. Great music and a terrific cast. ” - Awayteam2000
 
5.
French Kiss (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A woman flies to France to confront her straying fianc, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling. (111 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ The romantic comedy. Kevin Klein is brilliant, Meg Ryan doing what she does better than any actress in this genre. ” - Awayteam2000
 
6.
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.)
“ The action movie. ” - Awayteam2000
 
7.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Lon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Lon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protge and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Another terrifically charming movie with a great cast and story. ” - Awayteam2000
 
8.
Lifeforce (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace. (116 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ Another great time waster. A terrific, fast paced, thrilling suspense. ” - Awayteam2000
 
9.
Lost in Translation (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (102 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Another charmer with atmosphere. A great story. ” - Awayteam2000
 
10.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
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A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Warren Beatty's best and a great western tale. ” - Awayteam2000
 
11.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ A fun seasonal story. Absolutely hilarious and touching. ” - Awayteam2000
 
12.
Romancing the Stone (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Yet another terrific time waster. A classic story with adventure, romance and plot twists. ” - Awayteam2000
 
13.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ A charming, atmospheric, romantic story with a terrific cast. ” - Awayteam2000
 
14.
Silverado (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town. (133 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ The Western. This story has managed to include just about every classic western plot. Beautifully filmed with a brilliant cast. ” - Awayteam2000
 
15.
Sliding Doors (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Howitt
“ This romantic, twilight zone style film should be a cult classic. ” - Awayteam2000
 
16.
The Postman (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America. (177 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ A great post apocalyptic time waster. ” - Awayteam2000
 
17.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ The best western ever? The best American movie ever? Great cast, great story. ” - Awayteam2000
 
18.
Wild Things (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students. (108 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
“ A very sexy film. The best film noir I've ever seen. ” - Awayteam2000
 
19.
Star Trek (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Finally the film that brings back the feeling, energy and excitement of the Star Trek universe. ” - Awayteam2000
 
20.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve... (86 mins.)
“ The best version of the best Christmas story. ” - Awayteam2000
 
21.
Casino Royale (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Perhaps the best Bond movie ever. Post Connery that is. ” - Awayteam2000
 
22.
Event Horizon (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Anderson
“ Another great time waster. A great sci fi horror film. ” - Awayteam2000
 
23.
True Grit (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
“ Another brilliant re-make. Just a great western and a very good movie. Jeff Bridges is brilliant. ” - Awayteam2000