Lists by elcopy
Nicolas Cage is a genius full of manic energy. Only a number of films have been able to tap his craziness, and let him go berserk. These films can only be described as "Nicolas Cagey".
These films were box-office smashes, perhaps changed pop culture forever, and also, didn't get nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
The actors who are their best when they play despicable characters, most of the time with delicious British/foreign accents.
These are the films that put bros before hos
They flopped at the box office, but they deserved better. Some bombs that were vindicated later in life and ended up making money (Office Space, The Big Lebowski) are not listed.
It's hard to do it twice, it's even harder three times. The third movie is usually the weakest of a franchise, but these films can stand well among the first two.
These remakes have no reason to exist. The originals were already perfect.
Movies that match, honor, or improve the originals.
The movies that make you think, was the book really that bad?
Everyone has "Psycho", "The Exorcist", "The Shining" and "Poltergeist" on scary movie lists, but less focus on the movies that came out since 2001.
Good? Perhaps. Boring? You bet. These are not movies to watch for their entertainment value. I'm not listing boring movies people DON'T like, which are way too many.
The 90s wasn't a good decade for horror movies (Blair Witch. Ugh.) but some of them were scary enough, including a couple in the serial killer genre (Silence of the Lambs, Seven, Tesis).
The scariest decade in the history of film.
The decade with some of the best horror films in history. Only the best can make the top 10.
Wooden acting, unintentionally funny lines and questionable production values didn't stop these films to become classics.
I'm going to spare the superheroes for another list.
Haven't seen them in a while? They're not dead. They're retired.
They're the experts of the romantic comedy or period costume drama. No chick flick is complete without them.
These women show that kicking ass is not exclusive to men. You won't see them in many romantic comedies.
Aren't you tired of snobs always saying "I hate such and such movie because the book is better"? Well, I read these books and I can tell you, the movie IS better.
The opposite of the chick flick: The guy flick. Less talk, more action. These movies are bursting with testosterone and have no room for wimpy men.
Many actors put testosterone on screen, but these 10 square-jawed macho men are the top legends.
The first one was good. The second, possibly even better. The third one... wasn't even in the same league.
Only "The Incredibles" don't come from a comic book. And it's animated. But it's Pixar.
With so many movies set during a war period, the criteria I used was the movie must have at least one battle scene during a non-fictional war (so that leaves Star Wars and Lord of the Rings out). Result: 4 World War 2 movies (2 of them, German) and 3 Viet Nam movies. Apparently, the losing side makes better movies
Note: The movies listed may not show their actual iconic poster.
While we wait for Armageddon, let's look at what life may look like after it happens.
Which is the best movie version of a classic story? Here are my pics...
I'm not listing musicals, like "The Sound of Music" or "Grease", and pseudo musicals like "Purple Rain" or "Once". Notice how their music genres defined the era they came out.
I'm not listing the documentaries like Spirit of the Marathon, Hoop Dreams or When We Were Kings. I think those deserve a different list.
They could've become franchises, but their mediocrity killed them
The were influenced by videogames or videogames were influenced by them
By "watchable", I don't mean they're "good". Just good enough to tolerate.
Apparently, Uwe Boll can have this list all by himself.
The crappiest Oscar winners during my lifetime, and the alternative classics that put them to shame.