My 30 Favorite Movies

These movies are my favorite movies of all time. (In order)
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1.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term. (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Kumble
 
2.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
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. (152 mins.)
 
3.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
 
4.
Savages (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. (131 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
5.
Peter Pan (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place. (113 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
6.
Garden State (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade. (102 mins.)
Director: Zach Braff
 
7.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. (153 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
8.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
 
9.
Life as a House (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
10.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
11.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
12.
How I Live Now (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her. (101 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
13.
August Rush (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents. (114 mins.)
 
14.
The Family Stone (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life. (103 mins.)
Director: Thomas Bezucha
 
15.
The Host (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. (125 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
16.
In the Land of Women (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A sleazy writer has a chance to redeem himself when he goes to stay with his grandmother and befriends the neighbors. (97 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kasdan
 
17.
Closer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
18.
Shame (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
19.
The Fighter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s. (116 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
22.
Mystic River (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
23.
The Last Song (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect. (107 mins.)
 
24.
The Safety of Objects (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther... (121 mins.)
Director: Rose Troche
 
25.
A Cinderella Story (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark Rosman
 
26.
Straight A's (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Pressured by his deceased mother's ghost to return home to the family he abandoned, a former addict grabs a bag of pills and a sack of marijuana and hits the road to Louisiana. (91 mins.)
Director: James Cox
 
27.
Keith (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life... (93 mins.)
Director: Todd Kessler
 
28.
Lemonade Mouth (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five high school kids, Olivia, Wendall, Stella, Charlie, and "Mo", meet in detention and start a band based off the lemonade vending machine outside the detention room. (103 mins.)
Director: Patricia Riggen
 
29.
Letters to Juliet (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet". (105 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
30.
Shattered Glass (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine. (94 mins.)
Director: Billy Ray