Movies I rated 6 and Aboveby TVShowAdorer | created - 09 Jun 2012 | updated - 05 Jul 2012 | Public
Just a list to keep track of movies I've seen and liked. Most of them are Action/Adventure with a couple Drama/Comedy thrown in.
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1. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.
Votes: 1,118,155 | Gross: $206.85M
One of my absolute favorites.
2. 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: 1,914,480 | Gross: $534.86M
3. 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: 1,126,721 | Gross: $187.71M
4. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Votes: 988,769 | Gross: $53.09M
Definitely surprised me by how well it drew me in and with its fantastic ending.
5. 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: 1,557,638 | Gross: $37.03M
6. 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: 1,519,759 | Gross: $107.93M
7. Memento (2000)
R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.
Votes: 968,261 | Gross: $25.54M
One of those movies I watch and watch again only to come up with even more theories as to what actually happened.
8. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 796,089 | Gross: $293.51M
Glad I watched this one before I heard about its surprise ending.
9. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 785,141 | Gross: $318.41M
Iron Man 2 also good.
10. Up (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Votes: 780,474 | Gross: $293.00M
First animated movie to be totally different than I expected.
11. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,096,621 | Gross: $623.36M
12. The Lion King (1994)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.
Votes: 762,282 | Gross: $312.90M
All time fav. Disney movie.
13. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Votes: 269,197 | Gross: $2.38M
Not usually my type of movie but couldn't help but like it.
14. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
PG | 119 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
Votes: 258,708 | Gross: $4.71M
15. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
Votes: 193,712 | Gross: $4.24M
One of those rare movies that is way more than it seems. Also, very witty.
16. The Hurt Locker (2008)
R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
Votes: 371,741 | Gross: $17.02M
I don't even like war movies unless they are about ancient battles such as Gladiator or 300 but loved it nonetheless.
17. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 430,009 | Gross: $107.51M
Very gritty but also very satisfying.
18. Morning Glory (2010)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.
Votes: 64,017 | Gross: $31.01M
Don't even know why I liked this except for that it made me laugh a lot.
19. 21 Jump Street (2012)
R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.
Votes: 454,285 | Gross: $138.45M
20. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
Votes: 258,435 | Gross: $53.61M
Russel Crowe and Christian Bale...need I say more. Though I have to say the ending is a bit contrived.
21. The Ides of March (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Votes: 201,992 | Gross: $40.96M
Interesting though not action packed as most of my other choices.
22. Men in Black 3 (2012)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Votes: 290,769 | Gross: $179.02M
Someday I am going to watch I and II.
23. The A-Team (2010)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.
Votes: 226,964 | Gross: $77.22M
Entertaining but not very original.
24. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Votes: 563,770 | Gross: $217.58M
25. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Votes: 590,487 | Gross: $176.65M
Not as good as Iron Man but WAY better than Green Lantern.
26. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
Votes: 524,870 | Gross: $209.03M
Sequel is good too though a bit less entertaining.
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Votes: 913,521 | Gross: $305.41M
Sequels included (though the last one really should have been better).
28. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Votes: 521,999 | Gross: $317.58M
Sequels included (especially the third one).
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,406,313 | Gross: $315.54M
Sequels definitely included. Sometimes I just watch them for the scenery.
30. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Votes: 506,650 | Gross: $157.30M
Sequels included though I have to say I like First Class and Wolverine much more.
31. X: First Class (2011)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.
Votes: 576,421 | Gross: $146.41M
32. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.
Votes: 409,879 | Gross: $179.88M
33. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.
Votes: 364,590 | Gross: $134.52M
34. Robin Hood (2010)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.
Votes: 229,875 | Gross: $105.27M
Not the greatest plot or acting but definitely entertaining.
35. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Votes: 466,343 | Gross: $64.62M
Don't even remember why I watched this; I tend to avoid movies made before 2000 but I am really glad I watched this.
36. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 847,764 | Gross: $23.34M
Didn't even know just how good this was until the last ten minutes.
37. Collateral (2004)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.
Votes: 319,767 | Gross: $101.01M
38. Toy Story (1995)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
Votes: 729,721 | Gross: $191.80M
LOVED the third one.
39. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 716,092 | Gross: $170.74M
I don't normally watch movies from this genre but it was definitely worth it.
40. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.
Votes: 447,804 | Gross: $183.42M
Entertaining, clever and a collection of talented actors. Sequels were also great.
41. 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: 1,473,966 | Gross: $330.25M
Another movie from a genre I would not generally pick but one I can't forget once I watch it...pushes me to watch movies that inspire and not just ones that entertain.
42. The Social Network (2010)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Votes: 539,234 | Gross: $96.96M
Slow paced but entertaining and clever.
43. Accepted (2006)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy
A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.
Votes: 112,907 | Gross: $36.32M
A comedy that actually made me laugh out loud.
44. Troy (2004)
R | 163 min | Drama, History, Romance
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Votes: 427,331 | Gross: $133.38M
I basically watch all movies like this hoping to discover another like Gladiator. Though this one is not as good, its not bad.
45. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
Votes: 239,186 | Gross: $47.40M
Another one I watched hoping it'd be as good as Gladiator. Of course, it wasn't but it was good in its own way.
46. Snatch (2000)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Votes: 679,742 | Gross: $30.33M
Reminded me of Pulp Fiction; it is not as good but it is clever and entertaining.
47. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Votes: 562,196 | Gross: $138.80M
48. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 928,255 | Gross: $128.01M
49. Drive (I) (2011)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.
Votes: 491,604 | Gross: $35.06M
50. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror