My Favorite Movies [Remastered]

These movies are the best of the best. Stanley Kubrick is my favorite director, so naturally several of his movies would appear on this list. Steven Spielberg would probably follow. Really good movies that almost made this list include: Back to the Future, The Day the Earth Stood still, Titanic, Win Win, The Blind Side, Spider-Man 2, The Fly, and the Gold Rush.
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1.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ The best cinematography and script dialogue I have ever seen in a film. All of the actors gave an amazing performance, including Danny Lloyd, the greatest child actor ever to make it to the big screen. Shelley Duvall gave a really convincing performance of a woman terrified of her murderous husband. Jack Nicholson, of course, also did a terrific job. The set design was absolutely perfect for a haunted hotel and worked well with the story. The Amazing transitions perfected the terror shown in this flawless feature. The Shining truly is, the greatest movie ever made. ” - scorpiotd
 
2.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ This movie was my favorite for a while because the concept of a low-IQ child nearly denied going to public school that grows up to become a millionaire is done so well and shows that you don't need to be a straight A student to be successful in life. It also proved that Tom Hanks can play just about anything. ” - scorpiotd
 
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.)
“ My mom took me to a thrift store a few years ago and I, being a movie fanatic, wandered into the video selection and noticed the 1993 film, Jurassic Park, on VHS. We bought it and it became my favorite movie at the time. This film has some of the best special effects ever. Interesting story, good acting, 'Jurassic Park' is a masterpiece of entertainment you'll remember for years ” - scorpiotd
 
4.
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 are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Sometimes it's hard for me to decide which Star Wars movie I like more, A New Hope or the Empire Strikes Back, and for years, it's been the Empire Strikes Back. I think I favor this one more because it has less lingering than A New Hope does. It was one of the first Harrison Ford movies I'd watched, and around the same time I bought Jurassic Park. Harrison Ford was at a time, my favorite actor ” - scorpiotd
 
5.
Lost in the Barrens (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An orphaned teen and a young tribal hunter get lost in the wilderness. (93 mins.)
“ This film is pretty obscure because it's a B-Grade film, and it's sequel 'Curse of the Viking Grave' is available online for a VHS price of $100. I will watch it someday...anyway, I love the screenplay, acting, and directing ” - scorpiotd
 
6.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
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. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Really good story. Space is great. ” - scorpiotd
 
7.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ If I could describe this movie in one word: beautiful. It is the most beautiful, mentally stimulating film ever, EVER made. It's a science fiction feature, but it's also an art film. This was the first Stanley Kubrick movie I ever watched and I was so intrigued by how mysterious it was. I definitely didn't understand it in the way I do now, but I don't think there is anyone who understood it on their first viewing. It is genius at it's finest and next to Jurassic Park, has the best SFX ever. This movie was way ahead of it time. Almost every sci-fi film made before it was a B-Grade of C-Grade feature. You need to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey and pay attention to EVERYTHING. then watch it again. And again. Put 2 and 2 together. The story is incredible. "Open the pod bay doors, Hal." one of my favorite Cinematic Moments found in this masterpiece, this work of art. ” - scorpiotd
 
8.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ "Is that you, John Wayne, is this me?" spoke Joker, the hilarious side character in this extremely dark comedy/war film from the God of Cinema, director Stanley Kubrick. Some people like to compare it to Apocalypse Now, and trust me when I say this: FMJ is so much better. Kubrick spent around 6+ years of research on the Vietnam War to create this awesome war movie which, by the way, is very unique because it's split into two halves: the first half is the boot camp training sequence and the second half is the well trained soldiers fighting against the Vietnam Cong. You need to watch Full Metal Jacket. ” - scorpiotd
 
9.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace. (118 mins.)
“ I just have one question about Indiana Jones, and I don't remember it being covered in the trilogy: why does Short Round suddenly appear in Temple of Doom, then never heard from right after? Maybe it's set after Indiana Jones 3? Again, I don't remember George Lucas explaining this. ” - scorpiotd
 
10.
The Room (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiance, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. (99 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wiseau
“ This is the worst movie ever made. It is so bad to the point it becomes entertaining to watch and is actually a good comedy. Watch this with your friends and that should give you something to talk about because no movie is more unintentionally hilarious than this cult classic from the first extra-terrestrial director ever, Tommy Wiseau. He has learned a lot about humans during his time on Earth, and will have a lot to report back to his home planet. If you're wondering what my favorite scene is, I'd definitely say the entire rooftop scene from the time he says "I did not hit her" all the way to his chat with danny. My favorite quote is "Haha, water story, Mark." ” - scorpiotd
 
11.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ This is the best cinematography ever directed by the famous photographer, Stanley Kubrick. It's really great and you need to see it. This film was controversial after release because it inspired gang violence but it's still a work of art. ” - scorpiotd
 
12.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Most people would say that the sequel, Judgment Day, is better and I can see why, but I think I'm gonna give the first movie the edge. Probably because I didn't really like the idea of putting Sarah Connor in a mental hospital. My favorite scene in this movie is "There's a storm coming" it really builds up so much tension for the future Terminator movies. ” - scorpiotd
 
13.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ The only other Tarantino movie I've seen is Reservoir Dogs, but this is great. Sam L Jackson and John Travolta have great performances. The story may be a little hard to understand on first viewing but once you Understand you realize how awesome it is ” - scorpiotd
 
14.
Whiplash (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
“ This is deep and meaningful drama that had a lot of memorable quotes. "The next Louie Armstrong never would be discouraged." Really awesome to see J Jonah Jameson go nuts on his band students." ” - scorpiotd
 
15.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
“ When I first saw Jaws, for some reason I expected it to be bad. Boy, was I wrong. This is a great film with a good story and good directing from Steven Spielberg. You need to watch Jaws. ” - scorpiotd