Top 10 Favorite Movies

by cjaysaint | created - 09 Jun 2012 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

My top 10 films, in order...

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1. Strange Brew (1983)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

Directors: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas | Stars: Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow, Paul Dooley

Votes: 13,955

I have always enjoyed the comedic humor of Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, Strange Brew was a childhood favorite and carried on towards my older days. I can still watch this nearly 6 times a day and it won't get stale. Not to mention Max Von Sydow, Moranis is my #1 favorite actor, though I didn't quite enjoy all his films, this one is and always will be my #1 movie of all time. I hate that Home Brew never happened.

2. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 442,118 | Gross: $117.24M

Rocky is the definition of perfection. This film series is not flawed in any way. The character and story of Rocky Balboa is probably something everyone can relate to in some way. The story is beautiful and touching. Sylvester Stallone did an amazing job. I loved that all the actors stayed original. This is a well written movie, and well written movie series.

3. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 306,676 | Gross: $238.63M

This story is original, all the cast are amazing actors. The humor in this film is quite enjoyable. Rick Moranis and Bill Murray and my top two favorite actors. Ghostbusters is an 80s classic, the style this film has to offer is like no other. I can't see a reason why anyone would dislike this movie. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is a genius creation and one of my favorite fictional characters.

4. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 984,157 | Gross: $290.48M

Definitely my favorite Star Wars. It’s Star Wars so I’ll just stop there and say no more. You know why this movie is so great.

5. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

86 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 863,184 | Gross: $210.61M

Back to the Future. I think the reason why this movie stuck out some much for me was because of the actors and effects. I can't even count how many times I watched this film as a kid. Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox together equals masterpiece. These two actors together wow, I gotta say that this film is truly amazing. The series of films are all just as good as one another. I don't love one more than the other. The idea of time travel is a wonderful subject for any movie. The DeLorean DMC-12 is a beautiful car and a great product placement for this film.

6. 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: 851,415 | Gross: $204.84M

Out of every movie I'd say I have watched this film the most. Because what this film has to offer is pure action and pure bad ass. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the greatest body builder ever, who wouldn't want this in their film? This movie had a terrific cast lineup. James Cameron could be the greatest film maker ever after this piece. This film offers everything an action lover wants. Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Linda Hamilton, Joe Morton, Earl Boen, and obviously Arnold Schwarzenegger played their roles amazingly, hell even Danny Cooksey was good. This films effects were great, CGI at its best. The T-1000 might even be my favorite villain character.

7. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 333,284 | Gross: $22.20M

A true classic, Wizard of Oz. From the Munchkin Country to Emerald City, this keeps you entertained throughout. I believe the lion stands out to me the most. Groundbreaking movie for its time, and defiantly holds up to today's standards. Thank you MGM.

8. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 622,221 | Gross: $45.60M

Scarface, need I say more? Al Pacino absolutely destroyed the glass ceiling with this movie.

9. Dracula (1931)

Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 38,371

Bela Lugosi, the most iconic horror icon. From his acting to his vivid eyes, Lugosi is my go to actor for horror. Dracula is my favorite classical horror and all time horror film. Dwight Frye was also phenomenal in this. This film will always stay dear to me.

10. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Tabloid reporters Jack Harrison and Gil Turner are sent to Transylvania with two choices: find the Frankenstein monster or find new jobs. But before the jumpy journalists can dig up their ... See full summary »

Director: Rudy De Luca | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane

Votes: 5,429 | Gross: $7.20M

Baffles me how this received such a low rating. Absolutely wonderful screenwriting and acting. Comedy like no other, plays on the great classical horror theme. Terrific in so many ways.