Bad Surge's Good List of Good Moviesby BadSurge | created - 29 Mar 2012 | updated - 2 days ago | Public
Welcome to Bad Surge Production's Good List of Good Movies.
If they're good, and I've seen 'em (and remember them), they're here.
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1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.
Votes: 101,560 | Gross: $78.91M
2. The Warriors (1979)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.
Votes: 81,911 | Gross: $22.49M
Come out to pla-ay...
3. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
Votes: 55,708 | Gross: $0.06M
This movie did not sit well with me the first time. I had to watch it again, knowing how things would conclude. On my second viewing I reveled in the bizarre mystery and the experiment in futility that the film is. It's a painful experience but one that teaches a profound lesson about enforcing your beliefs as moral code.
5. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 234,205 | Gross: $10.68M
9. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s.
Votes: 160,663 | Gross: $17.61M
12. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 95,096 | Gross: $18.59M
14. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Votes: 312,409 | Gross: $13.78M
One of my all time favorite films. Bill Lancaster's adaptation of the classic short story "Who Goes There?" brilliantly captured the tense, claustrophobic atmosphere, and Carpenter brought it to life masterfully. Although many of the effects will be considered outdated (because they are; this was made 30 years ago), but they work excellently nonetheless. The score, done by Ennio Morricone, got a Razzie nomination, but I found it to be creepy and effective. If you haven't seen it, give it a watch.
15. The Thing from Another World (1951)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
In some ways, this original adaptation of "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell is superior to Carpenter's remake. The dialogue is more rich, the characters are more relatable, and, oddly enough, it moves a lot faster. I prefer Carpenter's version, but I keep this movie near the top of my sci-fi section. Another Howard Hawks classic.
16. 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: 77,539 | Gross: $30.57M
My favorite film, by one of my favorite directors, the martyr John Landis. This horror comedy jumped so radically between the genres it's hard to get settled while watching it. You laugh for ten minutes, you get scared, you laugh for twenty minutes, you get scared. The precursor to Shaun Of The Dead, and I think one of the things that inspired Evil Dead II to be much funnier than the first.
17. The Producers (1967)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
Votes: 44,736 | Gross: $0.11M
Two classic performances from two masterful comedians. I've always been a big fan of Mel Brooks, but when I saw this I didn't know he was the one responsible for it. It should come as no surprise as the jokes are timeless, the material shocking and original, and the music tastelessly catchy. And the odd Robin Williams character always cracks me up (NOT ACTUALLY WILLIAMS).
18. The Wild Bunch (1969)
R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Western
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.
The classic from Sam Peckinpah. A cold, yet affirming tale about the settling of the West and the Golden Age of it's most loyal inhabitants.
19. Rashômon (1950)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
The story in which stories are made of. This could arguably be Akira Kurosawa finest film. it is, without a doubt, his most original approach at the art of telling a story through the medium of film. Great performances, and a gripping story which keeps you second guessing.
21. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
Votes: 94,415 | Gross: $3.52M
22. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
R | 99 min | Western
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
Votes: 169,607 | Gross: $14.50M
24. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 588,189 | Gross: $6.10M
25. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 164 min | Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
Votes: 257,298 | Gross: $5.32M
26. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.
Votes: 348,881 | Gross: $109.45M
27. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.
Votes: 297,651 | Gross: $85.29M
28. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 160,558 | Gross: $57.23M
29. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
R | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
When Cartman and his friends go see an R rated movie, they start cursing and their parents think that Canada is to blame.
Votes: 176,930 | Gross: $52.01M
31. Friday (1995)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night.
Votes: 86,402 | Gross: $27.47M
32. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 440,010 | Gross: $1.23M
33. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 116,317 | Gross: $0.19M
34. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
Votes: 448,982 | Gross: $13.54M
36. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 629,282 | Gross: $17.50M
38. The Apartment (1960)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Votes: 134,725 | Gross: $18.60M
PG | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 397,484 | Gross: $0.28M
43. Django (1966)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Western