2nd Tier Film Favoritesby dotcomboy | created - 14 Feb 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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These movies aren't going to change your life but they are worth a couple viewings throughout your life if you've already watched everything on my "1st Tier Film Favorites" list (http://www.imdb.com/list/tctWRWAcEds).
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1. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Votes: 248,741 | Gross: $71.90M
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A space-opera spanning the dawn of man to humanity reaching the stars, 2001: A Space Odyssey tells the story of the Black Monolith, humanity's evolution and the rise of A.I.'s ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000.
Votes: 520,622 | Gross: $56.95M
3. 21 & Over (2013)
R | 93 min | Comedy
The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.
Votes: 67,287 | Gross: $25.68M
A wild and fun popcorn flick. I so enjoy Teller's character's intoxicating brand of ultra irreverence. If he were real I think he would be a riot to hang out with.
It was so cool to see a movie filmed in the part of town I live in, and a very innovative choice for the director to film a movie around here that goes out of its way to not mention Seattle or Washington State. Even the UW was rechristened the vague, chuckle-inspiring 'Northern University.'
It is also very refreshing to see a film that takes place in Washington State in which it never rains during the whole movie.
4. 3 Magic Words (2010)
TV-G | 71 min | Documentary
A woman awakens with amnesia after a suicide attempt, and her quest to find the meaning of life introduces her to a great spiritual philosophy. Her self-discovery becomes a real-life primer in new age consciousness.
When is lunch?
5. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
Votes: 263,716 | Gross: $53.61M
6. 50/50 (2011)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Votes: 295,577 | Gross: $35.01M
7. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Votes: 429,779 | Gross: $32.39M
Another movie about how bitches be crazy!
8. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
Votes: 6,677 | Gross: $1.08M
9. Abduction (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Votes: 70,858 | Gross: $28.09M
11. Adoration (2008)
R | 100 min | Drama, Romance
For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.
Votes: 2,959 | Gross: $0.29M
12. Alabama Moon (2009)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Family
After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven-year-old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.
13. Alien (1979)
R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 687,573 | Gross: $78.90M
14. Alien Nation (1988)
R | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine.
Votes: 12,909 | Gross: $25.22M
15. Alien Trespass (2009)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
After crash landing near a desert town, an alien enlists the help of a local waitress to re-capture a monster that escaped from the wreckage of his space ship.
Votes: 3,400 | Gross: $0.10M
16. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
A desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss who recently fired him. Two angels are sent to Earth for checking if love is possible in this case.
Votes: 32,472 | Gross: $4.27M
17. Allied (2016)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Votes: 117,491 | Gross: $40.07M
18. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.
Votes: 230,128 | Gross: $32.53M
19. American Hustle (2013)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.
Votes: 407,100 | Gross: $150.12M
20. American Ultra (2015)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A stoner - who is in fact a government agent - is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle.
Votes: 74,243 | Gross: $14.43M
21. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Votes: 79,080 | Gross: $30.57M
22. The Amityville Horror (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror
Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away.
Votes: 31,612 | Gross: $86.43M
23. Angel Heart (1987)
R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.
Votes: 71,114 | Gross: $17.19M
24. Another Day in Paradise (1998)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In the hope of a big score, two junkie couples team up to commit various drug robberies which go disastrously wrong leading to dissent, violence and murder.
Votes: 7,757 | Gross: $1.03M
25. Another Earth (2011)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Votes: 83,681 | Gross: $1.32M
27. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 528,496 | Gross: $83.47M
28. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 238,355 | Gross: $173.84M
29. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 521,007 | Gross: $136.03M
30. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecrafts land around the world.
Votes: 478,402 | Gross: $100.55M
31. Arthur (1981)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »
Votes: 23,494 | Gross: $95.46M
34. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 268,626 | Gross: $78.62M
35. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Votes: 248,059 | Gross: $148.48M
37. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Votes: 1,008,782 | Gross: $760.51M
Yes, the visuals are awesome and unprecedented, and I confess I enjoyed them very much, but what I have wanted for so long now is movies with great, fresh, original stories. What worked out with such elegance for 'Star Wars,' the retelling of a composite of stories as old as storytelling, came off as heavy-handed and preachy for Avatar. I watch movies to be taken somewhere else for a short while, only a great tale can do that. No amount of special effects can make up for the lack of a good story.
38. The Babadook (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror
A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Votes: 161,895 | Gross: $0.92M
40. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.
Votes: 407,270 | Gross: $118.50M
41. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness and redemption.
Votes: 33,603 | Gross: $2.00M
43. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
Votes: 1,152,814 | Gross: $206.85M
44. Battle in Seattle (2007)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.
Votes: 13,626 | Gross: $0.22M
45. Beat Street (1984)
PG | 105 min | Drama, Music
An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture.
Votes: 3,031 | Gross: $16.60M
46. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parent's jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Votes: 88,796 | Gross: $7.08M
47. Bernie (2011)
PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime