My top 26 favourite movies (not in order)by ross_david_mc | created - 04 Jun 2012 | updated - 15 Mar 2013 | Public
You wont be disappointed by any of these movies. All a genuinely good watch. I tried to leave out the mainstream movies that i like such as twilight, harry potter etc.
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1. Seven Pounds (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Votes: 257,516 | Gross: $69.95M
one of the best twists ive seen in a movie and probably the most intense movie i think i have ever seen. was very very very very pleasantly surprised
2. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
R | 113 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal.
Votes: 400,422 | Gross: $57.94M
good psychological movie. a real eye opener with a great ending
3. The Beach (I) (2000)
R | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Votes: 198,213 | Gross: $39.79M
If you love adventure then you'll love this movie. makes you want to pack your bags and travel. you are taken deep into the mind of the character. book is good too if you're into that
4. Vanilla Sky (2001)
R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
Votes: 224,340 | Gross: $100.61M
A great psychological movie with a great twist and a great ending
5. (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: 421,404 | Gross: $32.39M
introduces you to the realities of life. i ended up shouting at the screen at times. really funny too
6. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Votes: 713,893 | Gross: $138.43M
great acting! by the end of it you'll never judge a book by its cover
7. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 292,947 | Gross: $77.91M
if you liked 'taken' then you'll love this. one of the best revenge movies ive ever seen. i would say that this is definitely a couple of steps ahead of 'taken'. theres something else that makes this movie great but i dont want to ruin it if you end up looking out for it so cant say. you just need to watch! very intense movie
8. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 844,611 | Gross: $75.60M
one of the greatest revenge stories and battle movies youll ever see
9. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Votes: 1,131,947 | Gross: $187.71M
exactly the same as braveheart. one of the greatest revenge and combat movies youll ever see
10. The Family Man (2000)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.
Votes: 93,355 | Gross: $75.79M
makes you think that some things in life you take for granted. great movie, great ending, great story
11. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,404,700 | Gross: $171.48M
great cinema and great story. makes you open your eyes again to things that are greater
12. The Next Three Days (2010)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.
Votes: 160,043 | Gross: $21.15M
makes you think to yourself what you would actually do for the ones you love. very intense movie
13. 21 (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Votes: 206,397 | Gross: $81.16M
if you like anything psychological, mathematic or card games then youll love this
14. 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: 294,679 | Gross: $85.29M
in my top 3 funniest movies i have ever seen. non-stop quotes and jokes. genuinely non-stop! get the cough bottle and tissues ready
15. 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: 388,193 | Gross: $42.44M
as far as gangster movies go i think this is the best of the best. overlooked a lot of the time when compared to others. very intense
16. 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: 621,839 | Gross: $45.60M
another great gangster movie. very very intense. you hate the main character but love him at the same time... respect n that
17. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Votes: 903,900 | Gross: $70.51M
another eye opener. shows the possibilities of future politics headed with the perfect character. great movie
18. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,566,727 | Gross: $37.03M
one of the best psychological movies ive seen with a massive twist
19. Transformers (2007)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.
Votes: 551,347 | Gross: $319.07M
one of the best pieces of animation there is. done to perfection. great story with wit thrown in also. great watch
20. 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: 987,639 | Gross: $760.51M
along with transformers, another great piece of animation and 3D modelling/manipulation. also a great story. makes you wonder what else is out there and makes you want to relocate haha
21. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 264,190 | Gross: $78.62M
another great movie. very intense and an eye opener
22. Project X (2012)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Votes: 171,252 | Gross: $54.73M
im 22 now and the partying will be unfotunately finishing for me in a few years. so was considering not even watching this film. but thankfully i watched it. great great great movie. makes you want to run out to the nearest offsales/liquor store and stock up for the weekend
23. Willow (1988)
PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.
Votes: 88,636 | Gross: $57.27M
one of the best adventure movies i have ever seen
24. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)
R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance
Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.
Votes: 239,263 | Gross: $169.11M
along with anchorman laughed from start to finish!
25. The Hangover (2009)
R | 100 min | Comedy
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Votes: 639,465 | Gross: $277.32M
another movie where i laughed from start to finish
26. Insidious (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Votes: 236,926 | Gross: $54.01M
i think the scariest movie ive seen in a good few years. never jumped so much and said " **** sake " so many times throughout a movie at the cinema. added this movie in as an extra, came to mind last second
28. The Possession (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Votes: 51,561 | Gross: $49.13M
Another really scary modern film in my opinion. Not many out there but this is def one
29. The Strangers (2008)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.
Votes: 103,683 | Gross: $52.60M
Another scary modern movie possibly the scariest. Never said '*beep*' in a cinema out loud