My Favorite Movies Of All Time

by JakobGarcia | created - 19 Sep 2011 | updated - 10 Oct 2011 | Public

Since I just made a list covering my all time favorite TV shows, I figured I might as well make one for movies as well. This includes every and any genre from horror to 'dramedy'.....

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1. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 295,445 | Gross: $45.88M

If you have ever tried to actually name your very favorite film of all time, it is extremely difficult, for me anyway, to pinpoint a number one spot!!! However, I've already chosen The Breakfast Club as my answer many times if asked by someone randomly, or perhaps in a survey online, or whatever. I'm happy with my Breakfast Club reigning as my number one. Truth is, it probably really is! The first four movies on this list are definitely the top four, it's just hard to put in order, so this entire list is in no specific order!! These are just all movies that I definitely have loved over the years or hold special meaning to me, and what not. The Breakfast Club was such an important film to so many people and its premise was so simple yet so poignant. And the theme song, oh my God, the unforgettable song, "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds, just sums it up!!!!

2. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez

Votes: 30,920 | Gross: $37.80M

'Breakfast' and 'St. Elmo's' have always been mentioned together by myself or thousands of other people over the years because of several reasons. One reason is probably because of the nickname 'The Brat Pack' that was given to this clique of movie stars, all young up and coming stars back in the 80's, most of them are in either both or one of these two flicks. St. Elmo's like Breakfast Club's theme song, has one of the best soundtracks I have ever owned and you can recognize that musical score from the film anywhere! I love all seven of these main characters and this film even inspired one screenplay that I have been trying to write for years.

3. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Votes: 246,081 | Gross: $103.05M

Totally brilliant!!! If I had to use only two words to describe this film, those would be the words! This movie and the one following it on this list are my two favorite horror movies of all time ABSOLUTELY! And this one was inspired by the other and even mentions it throughout the film! Scream came along in the 90's when the horror genre had kind of died out (no pun intended) and reinvented or reignited the genre and that is a fact as it has been said about Scream by journalists and fans several times over the years. The classic opening scene with Drew Barrymore was one of the best ideas they could have come up! The interesting and memorable characters, the mystery 'whodunit', and Wes Craven at the helm in the director's chair made this script a hit, not to mention a hot cast. So that is why Kevin Williamson, the screenwriter, became a household word, at least to me, as he is my idol, next to John Hughes. I relate to this man because he loves all the things that I love about movies, and he loved all the ones from the same era I do because we grew up with those. And he once said about Scream, "This film is for all those people who grew up going to Blockbuster frequently" because this movie mentions so many other movies, etc. And this movie means a lot to me in another way, I saw it in the theatre for the first time with my cousin/best friend, who I am currently writing a horror movie with.

4. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

78 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 180,260 | Gross: $47.00M

The master of all horror films by the master, John Carpenter. I saw this movie at such a young age that I should not have been allowed to watch, which is probably why I was afraid to close my eyes during my childhood!!! This movie launched the career of Jamie Lee Curtis and she was superb as Laurie Strode, the shy babysitter stalked by the menacing Michael Myers. Her character's two best friends are a couple of the other main characters and they were played memorably by Nancy Loomis (Annie) and P. J. Soles (Lynda). I actually have always considered P.J. Soles one of my all time favorite actresses, mainly for this film, along with another favorite horror flick of mine, Carrie. The unforgettable score of the film composed by the director himself has got to be one of the most recognizable themes in movie history. And the white mask that killer Michael Myers wears will probably haunt me to my grave but I still love it! "What's the boogeyman?" is a line said by Jamie Lee Curtis near the end of the movie and I almost feel that the film should have been titled The Boogeyman, because for me I will always picture Michael when I picture 'The Boogeyman'. However, one of the film's producers actually suggested that Carpenter call it Halloween and have the story center around that day and that was brilliant because it forever changed the face of Halloween.

5. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

40 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Votes: 58,516 | Gross: $25.53M

This sequel picks right up where the first one left off and gives us another hour and a half of more terror. This one wasn't directed by Carpenter, and came out a few years later, after several films had tried to jump on Halloween's success, thus creating the 'slasher flick' so in this one there is a lot more blood and gore and a bigger body count, but I still loved it! Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence returned but of course there was no P.J. Soles in this one but it did have a pretty good supporting cast. And the music was back, a little updated or whatever, but still that same creepy awesome music!

6. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Fantasy, Horror

47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

Votes: 95,836 | Gross: $58.27M

Imagine my excitement when I first heard the news that my favorite horror flick was being remade! And then to find out that rock god Rob Zombie was writing and directing, I was completely on board. So many of the remakes or 'reboots' that Hollywood keeps churning out, most of them are of horror films, are done so carelessly and for a lack of a better word: cheesy! But I knew that Rob Zombie was very intelligent and I had also read that he was a huge fan of P.J. Soles from the original film so I knew he would do a great job giving his own spin on the story. And he did! His casting of Soles' character Lynda was perfect too, one of my favorite things about this remake, Kristina Klebe, who I'm surprised hasn't had her career take off the way Soles' did back then. But the best thing about this movie and the most brilliant thing Rob could have done was cast Danielle Harris as Annie, the other promiscuous best friend of the main character. Harris had been in two previous Halloween flicks of the franchise in the late 80's when she was only 9 years old and her character was supposed to be the daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis. Danielle was now like 30, and gorgeous, and pulled off coming back for the remake as a different character, and its obvious why Rob had her character survive her attack this time (Annie dies in the original Halloween), because she was so good he wanted to have the option to bring her back in case he made a sequel and he did and she did come back and she stole the show in that movie as well!

7. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 116,402 | Gross: $72.59M

This movie came on the heels of Scream's success, written by the same screenwriter, Kevin Williamson, so of course I was first in line at the theatre! Following in Scream's footsteps of casting hot up and coming television stars, this one featured Neve Campbell's co-star from Party Of Five, Jennifer Love Hewitt as its heroine in peril. However, it was the other lead female star, Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Sarah Michelle Gellar, who stole the show! This movie wasn't exactly as great as Scream but I still loved it. It launched the career of Ryan Phillippe, who went on to marry Reese Witherspoon, and Freddie Prinze, Jr., who went on to marry co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar! It also featured another familiar face from TV, Roseanne's Johnny Galecki, as a potential suspect/victim of the mysterious killer with a hook, but my favorite thing about this movie: they casted Anne Heche, my all time favorite actress, in a slightly-more-than-a-cameo role as Entertainment Weekly described as a "spooky Anne Heche"

8. The Faculty (1998)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 99,217 | Gross: $40.06M

Since I'm on this Kevin Williamson kick, another one of his that I loved from the late 90's, in that pretty teenaged ensemble type flick, was The Faculty. This movie was like The Breakfast Club meets Invasion of The Body Snatchers! Josh Hartnett, from Halloween: H20 (which almost made this list but I already had three Halloween flicks on it), leads the younger cast of high school students battling aliens that also included Elijah Wood (Lord Of The Rings) and Usher, but as usual in most of my favorite horror movies, some actress steals the show for me and in this one it was Jordana Brewster. Basically unknown back then, Brewster played the bitchy but sexy cheerleader Delilah, who to a geek like me gets the satisfaction of her ending up with the movie's geek, Elijah Wood! And since this writer's movies were doing so well in the late 90's several familiar veteran actors willingly showed up in various roles throughout this film as school staff members. Robert Patrick (T2: Judgment Day) was the gym coach; Salma Hayek was the school nurse; Piper Laurie (Carrie) was a teacher; and Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers) was the principal. Oh yeah, and Robert Rodriguez, one of my favorite directors, directed this!

9. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

Votes: 79,667 | Gross: $81.06M

As with most of the movies on my list, I've got a story for why it is one of my favorite films. This one holds a special place in my heart because it got me through some tough times. I had never seen it before, and it was after my near-fatal car accident, and I was still recuperating at home (for those of you who don't know me I broke my neck and had to wear what they call a halo, a brace that was drilled into my skull!) Well, the accident was also very scary and not only was it difficult to sleep with such a large contraption connected to my head, I also had a hard time going to sleep because I was afraid of the recurring nightmares I kept having due to the accident. So I found it comforting to at least let myself fall asleep watching TV but I found that it couldn't just be anything on the TV, I had to be watching something mellow, and something familiar. I picked this movie out at Best Buy one day I think along with a few others but this one I hadn't ever seen and when I watched it I fell in love with it. But then, from then on, I popped this movie in every night for months I think to let myself fall asleep to it because it was so cute and very comforting. Therefore, I will never forget how Sandra Bullock and co. got me through some tough times!!! To this day, I can recite the dialogue along with the cast if I am watching it, because I practically know it by heart, obviously from seeing it so many times, or listening to it "While I Was Sleeping"!!!

10. Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 65,590 | Gross: $74.33M

Anyone who knows me knows that Anne Heche is my all time favorite actress. I have followed her career path ever since I watched her as a teen when she was a teen, on the soap opera Another World. I even predicted she would eventually make it big one day and she did. Most would say this was the role she won that could have catapulted her to more mainstream hits, if her personal romance with Ellen Degeneres hadn't stolen the spotlight....blah, blah, blah. No matter what, this film will always hold a special place for me in my heart as my former best friend and I would watch it over and over and over again, both being fans of Anne Heche. She proved her comedic talent in this movie opposite one of Hollywood's A-list actors, Harrison Ford, and totally held her own as they created movie chemistry. If you have ever ignored this film, or seen it and forgotten it, I highly suggest you watch it again and pay attention to how funny Heche and Ford really are together.

11. Return to Paradise (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

54 Metascore

Two friends must choose whether to help a third friend who was arrested in Malaysia for drug possession.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, David Conrad

Votes: 12,344 | Gross: $8.29M

The late 90's was when Anne Heche was finally noticed in Hollywood after "The Juror" with Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin opened the doors to several more bigger parts, this being one of them. Heche stars opposite Vince Vaughn (who she would later again reteam with in the remake of Psycho), Joaquin Phoenix, David Conrad (Ghost Whisperer), and Jada Pinkett in a very controversial film about a man sentenced to death in a foreign country unless his two friends return to share in the crime committed, drug possession. Heche should have been nominated for a best supporting Oscar in my opinion but then again, what do I know?

12. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 35,880 | Gross: $84.56M

13. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 192,653 | Gross: $188.76M

14. Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance, Western

61 Metascore

Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 11,214 | Gross: $53.30M

15. For Love of the Game (1999)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

43 Metascore

A washed up pitcher flashes through his career.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Malone

Votes: 28,169 | Gross: $35.17M

16. Bounce (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natasha Henstridge, Edward Edwards

Votes: 18,613 | Gross: $36.78M

17. Armageddon (1998)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Votes: 353,690 | Gross: $201.57M

18. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

86 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 563,969 | Gross: $85.16M

19. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 171,598 | Gross: $25.50M

20. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 46,797 | Gross: $21.72M

21. About Last Night... (1986)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jim Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 12,627 | Gross: $38.70M

22. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 273,247 | Gross: $70.14M

23. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Votes: 67,576 | Gross: $23.83M

24. Sixteen Candles (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

61 Metascore

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Votes: 85,680 | Gross: $23.69M

25. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 59,444 | Gross: $80.04M

26. Night Shift (1982)

R | 106 min | Comedy

62 Metascore

A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht

Votes: 12,124 | Gross: $23.60M

27. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

A seemingly indestructible Android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all cost

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 684,360 | Gross: $38.40M

28. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,914,176 | Gross: $534.86M

29. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 112,991 | Gross: $38.18M

30. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 242,126 | Gross: $178.41M

31. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

Votes: 38,645 | Gross: $83.76M

32. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 65,863 | Gross: $100.77M

33. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 136,820 | Gross: $101.36M

34. Terminator 2 (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

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.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 847,096 | Gross: $204.84M

35. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy

72 Metascore

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

Votes: 103,017 | Gross: $49.53M

36. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 23,245 | Gross: $7.88M

37. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 22,879 | Gross: $18.55M

38. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary

Votes: 27,362 | Gross: $31.62M

39. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

85 Metascore

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Votes: 141,603 | Gross: $33.80M

40. The Strangers (2008)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Alex Fisher

Votes: 103,286 | Gross: $52.60M

41. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror

38 Metascore

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

Votes: 117,675 | Gross: $80.57M

42. New Nightmare (1994)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis, Miko Hughes

Votes: 43,033 | Gross: $18.09M

43. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 140,150 | Gross: $134.22M

44. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 85,577 | Gross: $108.19M

45. Latter Days (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Director: C. Jay Cox | Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place, Amber Benson

Votes: 15,593 | Gross: $0.82M

46. The Perfect Score (2004)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

35 Metascore

Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Erika Christensen, Chris Evans, Leonardo Nam

Votes: 21,253 | Gross: $10.39M

47. My Cousin Vinny (1992)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime

68 Metascore

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield

Votes: 91,280 | Gross: $52.93M

48. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

60 Metascore

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Votes: 201,945 | Gross: $61.50M

49. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

59 Metascore

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 147,255 | Gross: $90.82M

50. The Outsiders (1983)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama