Top Favorite Filmsby msecaur | created - 01 Jul 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
My all-time-favorite films In something of a particular order.
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1. City Lights (1931)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Votes: 130,903 | Gross: $0.02M
Directed by Charlie Chaplin. Written by Charlie Chaplin.
2. Hello, Dolly! (1969)
G | 146 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.
Votes: 11,248 | Gross: $9.00M
Directed by Gene Kelly. Written by Ernest Lehman.
3. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 559,510 | Gross: $138.80M
Directed by Tom Hooper. Written by David Seidler.
4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 328,728 | Gross: $22.20M
Directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, and King Vidor. Written by too many to count, but including Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, and Herman J. Mankiewicz.
5. Buddy (1997)
PG | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.
Votes: 2,256 | Gross: $10.01M
Directed by Caroline Thompson. Written by Caroline Thompson and William Joyce.
6. The Odd Couple (1968)
G | 105 min | Comedy
Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.
Votes: 27,376 | Gross: $44.53M
Directed by Gene Saks. Written by Neil Simon
7. Kate & Leopold (2001)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.
Votes: 70,624 | Gross: $47.12M
Directed by James Mangold. Written by Steven Rogers and James Mangold.
8. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Votes: 315,198 | Gross: $435.11M
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Melissa Mathison.
9. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Written by Philip Dunne.
11. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.
Directed by Leo McCarey. Written by Walter DeLeon, Harlan Thompson, and Humphrey Pearson.
12. WALL·E (2008)
G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Votes: 831,969 | Gross: $223.81M
Directed by Andrew Stanton. Written by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Jim Reardon.
13. The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped.
Directed by John Cromwell and W.S. Van Dyke. Written by John L. Balderston, Edward E. Rose, Wells Root, Donald Ogden Stewart, Ben Hecht, and Sidney Howard.
14. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Written by Samson Raphaelson and Ben Hecht.
15. Babe (1995)
G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.
Votes: 102,909 | Gross: $66.60M
Directed by Chris Noonan. Written by George Miller and Chris Noonan.
16. Pride and Prejudice (1995)
TV-PG | 327 min | Drama, Romance
While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.
Directed by Simon Langton. Written by Andrew Davies.
17. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 151,940 | Gross: $184.93M
Directed by William Cottrell, David Hand, and others. Written by Ted Sears and others.
18. Gaslight (1944)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
Directed by George Cukor. Written by John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, and John L. Balderston.
19. The Theory of Everything (2014)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.
Votes: 326,605 | Gross: $35.89M
Directed by James Marsh. Written by Anthony McCarten.
20. The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012– )
120 min | Drama, Mystery
An exploration of Charles Dicken's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Directed by Diarmuid Lawrence. Written by Gwyneth Hughes.
22. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Votes: 74,779 | Gross: $72.00M
Directed by George Cukor. Written by Alan Jay Lerner.
23. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.
Votes: 113,564 | Gross: $51.60M
Directed by Clyde Geronimi. Written by Erdman Penner and others.
24. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.
Votes: 361,250 | Gross: $218.97M
Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. Written by Linda Woolverton and others.
25. Brave (2012)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
Votes: 311,852 | Gross: $237.28M
Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. Written by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews and others.
26. Great Expectations (2012)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance
A series of events change the orphaned Pip's life forever as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman.
Votes: 10,769 | Gross: $0.26M
Directed by Mike Newell. Written by David Nicholls.
27. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
Votes: 137,007 | Gross: $103.41M
Directed by Peter Ramsey. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire.
28. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 39,451 | Gross: $27.28M
Directed by Brian Henson. Written by Jerry Juhl.
29. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.
Directed by Alfred L. Werker. Written by Edwin Blum and William A. Drake.
30. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.
Votes: 445,716 | Gross: $290.01M
Directed by Mike Newell. Written by Steven Kloves.
31. The Secret Garden (1993)
G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's ... See full summary »
Votes: 31,668 | Gross: $31.18M
Directed by Agnieszka Holland. Written by Caroline Thompson.
32. Victor Frankenstein (2015)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today.
Votes: 42,967 | Gross: $5.78M
Directed by Paul McGuigan. Written by Max Landis.
33. Cinderella (I) (2015)
PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
Votes: 127,701 | Gross: $201.15M
Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Written by Chris Weitz.
34. Ratatouille (2007)
G | 111 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.
Votes: 532,298 | Gross: $206.45M
Directed by Brad Bird. Written by
35. Harvey (1950)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.
36. Mrs. Santa Claus (1996 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's ... See full summary »
37. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
PG-13 | 138 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.
Votes: 412,396 | Gross: $292.00M
Directed by David Yates. Written by Michael Goldenberg.
38. Up (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Votes: 773,426 | Gross: $293.00M
39. Dracula (1931)
Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.
Directed by Tod Browning and Karl Freund. Written by Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston and others.
41. Mark of the Vampire (1935)
Passed | 60 min | Horror, Mystery
When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems.
Directed by Tod Browning. Written by Guy Endore, Bernard Shubert, John L. Balderston and others.
42. Paddington (2014)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
Votes: 68,695 | Gross: $76.22M
43. Black Beauty (1994)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.
Votes: 8,015 | Gross: $4.63M
Directed and written by Caroline Thompson.
46. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
Votes: 472,652 | Gross: $260.00M
47. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Not Rated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
Directed by Buster Keaton.
48. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Votes: 269,666 | Gross: $148.81M
Directed by Tom Hooper. Written by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, and Herbert Kretzmer.
49. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Votes: 201,519 | Gross: $119.65M
50. Sabrina (1995)
PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama
An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.
Votes: 32,184 | Gross: $53.67M
51. Jurassic Park (1993)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Votes: 713,128 | Gross: $402.45M
52. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan.
Votes: 37,654 | Gross: $38.60M
54. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Not Rated | 93 min | Horror
A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.
Votes: 13,845 | Gross: $0.72M
55. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ... See full summary »
56. The Spiral Staircase (1946)
Approved | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.
58. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.
Votes: 634,839 | Gross: $381.01M
Directed by David Yates. Written by Steven Kloves.
60. Lincoln (2012)
PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History
As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Votes: 217,261 | Gross: $182.21M
Directed by Steven Spielberg.
61. The Spider Woman (1943)
Approved | 63 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider.
62. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
64. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
67. The Cameraman (1928)
Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Romance, Family
Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.
68. Movie Crazy (1932)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
After a mix-up with application photograph, an aspiring actor is invited to a test screening and goes off to Hollywood.
Votes: 1,108 | Gross: $1.44M
69. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Votes: 48,088 | Gross: $23.65M