My Top 25 Favorite Movies of all time.by domanandrea | created - 11 Jun 2011 | updated - 11 Jun 2011 | Public
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1. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 919,125 | Gross: $57.30M
By far the greatest film ever made. BEST PICTURE 1974
2. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,329,242 | Gross: $134.97M
Comes ever so close to Godfather 2,but not quite.BEST PICTURE 1972
3. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 838,583 | Gross: $46.84M
What i like about this movie is the pacing.It never slows down.Should have won best picture of 1990.
4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,024,141 | Gross: $216.54M
The best war movie ever! Also should have won best picture of 1998.
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,518,507 | Gross: $107.93M
So many things to enjoy about this movie.The snappy dialog,multi-dimentional charaters.The stories all coming together in the end.
6. Raging Bull (1980)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Emotionally self-destructive boxer, Jake La Motta's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.
Votes: 269,304 | Gross: $23.38M
One of Bobby D's best films. Earned him an oscar for best actor.WON BEST PICTURE 1980
7. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Votes: 208,025 | Gross: $50.00M
One of those cases where fact is stranger than fiction.
8. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 420,394 | Gross: $172.83M
Best picture of 1988 for a reason.
9. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,472,674 | Gross: $330.25M
Amazing storytelling.The film that made you realize Tom Hanks could be a serious actor.BEST PICTURE 1994
10. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 846,705 | Gross: $204.84M
Great Sequel.Groundbreaking Special Effects.
11. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.
Votes: 444,276 | Gross: $1.02M
The most quoted movie of all time.BEST PICTURE 1942
12. Scarface (1983)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Votes: 618,484 | Gross: $45.60M
Hated by critics when it came,now its considered a classic.What happend its the same movie?
13. 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: 512,437 | Gross: $83.47M
14. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Votes: 589,996 | Gross: $28.26M
Weird trippy movie but in a good way.
15. On the Waterfront (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
Votes: 119,743 | Gross: $9.60M
Oldie but a Goodie.BEST PICTURE 1954
16. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 385,945 | Gross: $42.44M
Re-teaming of the Three Musketeers. De Niro,Pecsi and Scorsese.
17. We Were Soldiers (2002)
R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Votes: 115,078 | Gross: $78.12M
18. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,001,610 | Gross: $132.38M
After all these years this is the movie that finally got Martin Scorsese the Oscar for best Director. BEST PICTURE 2006
19. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,912,995 | Gross: $534.86M
Comic Book movie or not it was a great film,that wasn' even nominated for Best Picture.
20. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 267,494 | Gross: $48.98M
21. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.
Votes: 491,047 | Gross: $67.44M
Finally after all these years the two greatest actors ever on screen at the same time.
22. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Votes: 338,022 | Gross: $76.63M
My favorite Denzel Film.BEST ACTOR and Best Picture 2001
23. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
A partially idealized and fictionalized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.
Votes: 78,138 | Gross: $20.19M
By far woody's best work.
24. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 314,059 | Gross: $52.29M
This movie brings me back to my childhood.
25. Road House (1989)
R | 114 min | Action, Thriller
A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.
Votes: 49,401 | Gross: $30.05M
This may be the cheesiest movie ever but i love it. its the only non serious pick on the list.