2nd Tier Film Favoritesby dotcomboy | created - 14 Feb 2011 | updated - 6 days 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 | Action, Drama, Horror
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: 284,187 | Gross: $72.08M
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 590,360 | 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: 71,420 | 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: 284,815 | 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: 312,490 | 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: 465,571 | Gross: $32.39M
Another movie about how bitches be crazy!
8. 7500 (2019)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.
9. 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: 8,434 | Gross: $1.08M
10. Abduction (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Votes: 75,642 | Gross: $28.09M
12. 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: 3,155 | Gross: $0.29M
13. 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.
14. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 771,762 | Gross: $78.90M
15. 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: 13,951 | Gross: $25.22M
16. 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: 3,726 | Gross: $0.10M
17. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Upon being fired, a desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss. Two angels are sent to Earth to check if love is possible in this case.
Votes: 34,033 | Gross: $4.27M
18. 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: 138,132 | Gross: $40.10M
19. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 100,290 | Gross: $70.60M
20. 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: 248,440 | Gross: $32.53M
21. 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: 441,717 | Gross: $150.12M
22. American Ultra (2015)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy
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: 83,264 | Gross: $14.43M
23. 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: 89,964 | Gross: $30.57M
24. 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: 34,554 | Gross: $86.43M
25. Angel Heart (1987)
X | 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: 78,916 | Gross: $17.19M
26. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama
A perpetually angry man is informed he has 90 minutes to live and promptly sets out to reconcile with his family and friends in the short time he has left.
27. 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: 8,205 | Gross: $1.03M
28. 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: 89,868 | Gross: $1.32M
30. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 593,454 | Gross: $83.47M
31. Apocalypto (2006)
R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
Votes: 286,957 | Gross: $50.87M
32. 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: 262,943 | Gross: $173.84M
33. 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: 564,413 | Gross: $136.03M
34. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Votes: 578,604 | Gross: $100.55M
35. Arthur (1981)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Alcoholic billionaire playboy Arthur Bach must marry a woman he does not love, or he will be cut off from his $750,000,000 fortune. But when Arthur falls in love with a poor waitress, he must decide if he wants to choose love or money.
Votes: 25,525 | Gross: $95.46M
38. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 286,965 | Gross: $78.62M
39. 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: 270,697 | Gross: $148.48M
41. 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: 1,103,558 | 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.
42. The Babadook (2014)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror
A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.
Votes: 191,160 | Gross: $0.92M
43. Baby Driver (2017)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Music