My 95 Favorite Movies (In order of year)by sk2607 | created - 18 Apr 2011 | updated - 13 Nov 2011 | Public
I think I have an addiction to movies! Here are some of my faves so far.
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1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Votes: 92,364 | Gross: $9.60M
Classic Jimmy Stewart
2. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
Votes: 17,049 | Gross: $7.57M
Judy Garland is wonderful!
3. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 371,136 | Gross: $36.76M
Alfred Hitchcock knows how to scare anyone
4. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 496,786 | Gross: $32.00M
The simple, errie cinematic techniques make his movie utterly and enjoyably horrifying
5. 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: 479,234 | Gross: $260.00M
Two musical notes that started a widespread fear of sharks. You won't see me sitting on a raft in the middle of the ocean with my legs dangling off the side anytime soon.
6. Sixteen Candles (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.
Votes: 85,956 | Gross: $23.69M
7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
Votes: 274,113 | Gross: $70.14M
Another great John Hugh's hit
8. Wall Street (1987)
R | 126 min | Crime, Drama
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Votes: 129,525 | Gross: $43.85M
Charlie Sheen's golden years
9. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 162,443 | Gross: $63.95M
An empowering film, always makes me want to learn how to ballroom dance
10. My Blue Heaven (I) (1990)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime
An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.
Votes: 16,720 | Gross: $23.59M
When I discovered the greatness of Steve Martin
11. Pretty Woman (1990)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.
Votes: 242,933 | Gross: $178.41M
12. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama
After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.
Votes: 188,606 | Gross: $9.17M
Johnny Depp and Leo DiCaprio are brothers for life in this gloomy but heart-wrenching movie
13. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,953,988 | Gross: $28.34M
Of course Shawshank is on here. Why wouldn't it be?
14. Jumanji (1995)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
Votes: 252,439 | Gross: $100.48M
Such a fun movie to watch. I was scared to play board games for a week after I first watched it
15. Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A city girl teams up with a tomboy to solve the mystery of Bear Mountain, Molly Morgan, and the buried treasure as well as learn about true friendships.
Votes: 3,638 | Gross: $6.03M
16. Scream (1996)
R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Votes: 246,797 | Gross: $103.05M
The reality of this movie makes it one of the best scary movies. The creepy mask helps too. The opening scene still haunts me
17. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Votes: 893,771 | Gross: $659.33M
I cry everytime I watch this even though I know what's going to happen. Possibly one of the best/most tragic love stories
18. The Parent Trap (1998)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
Votes: 100,546 | Gross: $66.31M
Very fun, and adorable. I wish I had a twin
19. The Wedding Singer (1998)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.
Votes: 119,511 | Gross: $80.25M
Fav Adam Sandler movie
20. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.
Votes: 253,286 | Gross: $38.18M
When I fell in love with 2 people: Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
21. Erin Brockovich (2000)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
Votes: 150,449 | Gross: $125.60M
Julia Roberts kicks ass in this movie
22. Bring It On (2000)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.
Votes: 77,216 | Gross: $68.38M
I have to have at least one cheerleading movie on here
23. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Votes: 280,989 | Gross: $198.54M
The only WWII movie I'll ever watch. Amazing action and stunts, and it's nice to see Josh Harnett in uniform
24. Legally Blonde (2001)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.
Votes: 151,918 | Gross: $96.52M
Reese Witherspoon redefined the meaning of being blonde, and for that I thank her!
25. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.
Votes: 233,991 | Gross: $52.36M
This raunchy indie flick makes you wonder if your own family is this disfunctional
26. Panic Room (2002)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.
Votes: 227,040 | Gross: $96.40M
Jodie Foster is the ultimate mom in this thriller. I'll think twice next time I'm offered a home with a panic room
27. The Ring (2002)
PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.
Votes: 284,055 | Gross: $129.13M
So scary, but such a great/suspensful storyline. The end scene always gets me
28. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Votes: 110,121 | Gross: $241.44M
Another hilarious family movie. Opah!
29. Finding Nemo (2003)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Votes: 811,342 | Gross: $380.84M
All time favorite Pixar movie
30. The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
PG | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager's dream come true.
Votes: 31,172 | Gross: $42.67M
When I was younger I absolutely loved the show. And I STILL love the movie. When I finally went to Rome I tried to do everything she did, and sadly I did not find an Itlian popstar that I looked identical too.
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Votes: 916,771 | Gross: $305.41M
Though everyone loves Johnny Depp, I have to say I'm more of an Orlando Bloom kind of gal. I wish he'd save me from thieving pirates one day
32. Just Married (2003)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
A young newlywed couple honeymoon in Europe, where obstacles challenge their ability to sustain the marriage.
Votes: 61,971 | Gross: $56.13M
Ashton Kutcher and Brittney Murphy were hilarious together
33. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Votes: 449,206 | Gross: $249.36M
My favorite Harry Potter movie (and book if you were wondering)
34. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.
Votes: 138,273 | Gross: $57.23M
Jennifer Gardner was adorable in this movie. The scene where she gets ready for her party always makes me wish I had as many shoe as her
35. Cellular (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Votes: 84,558 | Gross: $32.00M
A movie that few have heard of, but one a very suspensful one I reccomend. If I'm ever kidnapped, I'll only hope that Chris Evans is the one to answer my phone call for help!
36. The Chorus (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.
Votes: 49,677 | Gross: $3.64M
My favorite film de francais
37. The Notebook (2004)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.
Votes: 446,205 | Gross: $81.00M
Of course any girl will have this on her list. I cry everytime!
38. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Votes: 367,305 | Gross: $186.74M
Unrealistic, but fun
39. Mean Girls (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
Votes: 281,837 | Gross: $86.06M
Rachel McAdams defines the pop culture icon of the "mean girl". I'll watch this movie anytime
40. The Girl Next Door (2004)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.
Votes: 184,113 | Gross: $14.59M
Hilarious and cute, a good movie to watch with friends
41. Raising Helen (2004)
PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.
Votes: 33,054 | Gross: $37.49M
Great story about life
42. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.
Votes: 469,158 | Gross: $373.59M
One of the few ocassions where I liked the sequel better than the original
43. A Cinderella Story (2004)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.
Votes: 70,809 | Gross: $51.44M
A good pick-me-up movie
44. Wedding Crashers (2005)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.
Votes: 302,663 | Gross: $209.22M
This movie is crudely humorous, but sweet in the end
45. Capote (2005)
R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Votes: 111,896 | Gross: $28.75M
Very chilling, and wonderfully acted
46. Must Love Dogs (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A forty-something preschool teacher looks to the personals for a change of pace and a relationship, with hilarious results.
Votes: 28,183 | Gross: $43.89M
One of my favorite RomComs (you can tell this list was made by a girl)
47. Fever Pitch (2005)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.
Votes: 38,801 | Gross: $42.07M
The ending scene gets me every time
48. The Family Stone (2005)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Votes: 53,929 | Gross: $60.06M
A very dynamic cast that worked well throughout the movie
49. Just Friends (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance