My all time favoritesby JohnnyBreeco | created - 17 Mar 2016 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
The movies that impacted me the most. Besides undeniable greatness that everybody recognizes, I hope you find some hidden gems here that you will have a great time watching
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1. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,198,112 | Gross: $162.81M
Quentin Tarantino at his very best. The most fun experience I have ever had in a theater. An action packed joy ride from beginning to end. Tarantino's usual grind house B movie style is interesting every once in a while, but I hope his remaining movies are closer in style to this very enjoyable epic
2. True Detective (2014– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.
The best thing i have ever seen on TV. Outstanding plot and Ruston Chole is one of my favorite fictional characters ever created
3. Alien (1979)
R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 706,830 | Gross: $78.90M
The best Sci-fi movie ever made in my opinion. Absolutely legendary for the time it was produced. Amazing set design, world building and lore.
4. Ex Machina (2014)
R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.
Votes: 419,912 | Gross: $25.44M
An extremely refreshing and interesting cinematic experience. Avoids all the pitfalls and patterns that most big budget movies fall into now a days. The plot moves very quickly and efficiently while taking different twists and turns that make it unique from most other movies. Unpredictable and captivating.
5. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)
TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.
Even though i may not still watch these in my adult years, this series is a true masterpiece. The writers kept things fresh instead of repeat the same pattern every episode such as most children's cartoons do. Beautiful dark and grim art style. The voice acting by Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill is spectacular. When it comes to quality on every level, BTAS went so far beyond whats needed to keep young kids entertained that its absolutely ridiculous. One of the best animated TV series ever made
6. Heavy Weights (1995)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.
Votes: 22,769 | Gross: $17.69M
The only PG rated movie that i find genuinely funny and has made me laugh out loud. For me that's comedic genius. Very quotable and nostalgic movie. Ben stiller is awesome as Tony Perkis
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: 1,494,622 | Gross: $315.54M
The only way i can describe this movie is to say that is magical and captivating in every way. TFOTR one of the closest things that I have seen to cinematic perfection. Nobody could have translated this book to the big screen better than Peter Jackson. I felt that the next two movies attempt to keep going bigger and add more humor weakened the experience a bit for me. The first film had an amazing atmosphere. The smaller scale events (the Ring Wraiths in the Prancing Pony, the battle in the woods) seemed more realistic and visceral for me, they created more suspense and mystique.
8. American Psycho (2000)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 427,666 | Gross: $15.07M
I am not a big fan of the ending, or any "artsy" open ended stories for that matter. However this movie, more specifically Christian Bale's character and performance is so memorable and enjoyable throughout the film. The writing, the dialog, and the characters are so good in this movie that i eat up every second of whats happening on screen, so much so that the disjointed and inconclusive plot resolution does not spoil it for me one bit.
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
Votes: 320,912 | Gross: $52.90M
Very fun movie, great atmosphere/sets and costumes as usual from Tim Burton. Johnny Depp is great. The only musical I really enjoy.
10. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.
Votes: 86,989 | Gross: $2.04M
This movie is too much fun. I think this is Jim Carrey at his best
11. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 1,820,433 | Gross: $292.58M
I'm not as crazy about this movie as i was when it first came out, it seems a bit corny to me now because of how pop culture and over hyped it eventually became. However when it came out in 2010 it was one of the most original movies i have ever seen. There is also a reason I watched it 4 times in theaters, and I rarely watch movies multiple times which is why its on this list.
12. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 925,028 | Gross: $210.61M
One of the best trilogies ever made. In my opinion each of the three is on the same level of quality and equally enjoyable which is really rare. This is as fun as Sci-fi can get. Robert Zemeckis did a really great job on these.
13. Berserk (1997–1998)
Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.
The reason why most people hate this series is why its one of my all time favorite works of art, the ending. You get really attached to the characters, specifically the love story between Guts and Casca you have spent all this time getting invested in. Then it all gets completely ruined beyond repair in a hellish nightmare that comes out of no where. At first I hated it too, and then I thought that this happens often in real life. People grow up and go through a beautiful innocent child hood, spend all this time and investment growing into an adult and building their happy life. Then all of the sudden out of nowhere some of those people are raped, kidnapped and sexually, abused, murdered for no reason, get permanently maimed in a car crash. The feeling that watching Berserk causes you to have is something that many people experience in real life on an extremely amplified level. Real life rarely has a happy ending just like Berserk, it wilts and turns into something ugly just before it dies out. All you can do is remember the good times that once were.
14. Fury (2014)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War
A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.
Votes: 379,033 | Gross: $85.82M
Many movies try to deliver the message that "war is hell" but Fury attempts to make you really feel it. Movies like "Saving Private Ryan" have the violence, but also an upbeat score and an emphasis on heroics and the good guys winning. Fury plays out more like a horror film with its dark and demonic German chanting soundtrack and grim, hopeless atmosphere. Its a movie that really tries its best to make you how a soldier feels going through the horrors of war. Disgusted, disturbed, emotionally scarred
15. Super (I) (2010)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.
Votes: 70,271 | Gross: $0.32M
Funny, silly, dark, twisted, emotional. I didn't know indie movies good be so action packed and dynamic. Very fun movie.
16. 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: 1,491,720 | Gross: $171.48M
You gotta give BIG points for originality to this film. Most people like this movie because the special effects and the "bullet time" slow motion fight scenes. As a lover of sic-fi I personally think the scene when Neo wakes up from his pod is one of the most amazing and breath taking scenes I have experienced in any form of fiction. Its really too bad the next two movies weren't very good
17. Death Note (2006–2007)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.
What is so great about Death Note is that you don't need to be a fan of anime at all to get hooked and love the show because it's that good.
18. Casino Royale (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 536,654 | Gross: $167.45M
I'm not really a big Bond guy but this was just a really solid and captivating movie. I loved the new grittier and more realistic take on bond, a cold, emotionally distance killer who shows flashes of the old charismatic, clean, and charming bond. Eva Green was also super hot in this movie
19. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
Votes: 267,078 | Gross: $75.08M
This movie is an awesome piece art and many people don't know how ridiculously hard and time consuming stop motion is, and how long it took for Tim Burton to make this movie.
20. Fright Night (2011)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror
After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.
Votes: 94,189 | Gross: $18.30M
Another movie that's just a ton of fun. Colin Farrell, great once again
21. One Punch Man (2015– )
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.
The Japanese impress me once again. How can they take such a simple silly concept and turn it into such a funny, epic, and addictive show
22. Cinderella Man (2005)
PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Votes: 165,859 | Gross: $61.65M
Really neat representation of the 1920's. Great classic movie, good guy vs bad guy (great bad guy in this movie). Awesome soundtrack and score. Ron Howard did a great job on this film.
23. Afro Samurai (2007)
TV-MA | 26 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.
The premise of the show is so cool. Great villain. I love how minimal and efficient Afro's fighting style is. Oyashi.... refreshing!
24. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
Votes: 251,306 | Gross: $162.83M
I feel that Batman works so much better for me when its in a odd world, strange, alternate reality like setting. The whole premise of Batman is strange and weird. I love how the penguins plan is to steal all the first born children of Gotham and drown them in the sewer. Batman also actually kills bad guys in this movie which is how every batman that's not directed at young children should be. This movie has such an awesome atmosphere and vibe about it.
25. Prisoners (2013)
R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
Votes: 521,047 | Gross: $61.00M
amazing atmosphere, dark movie
26. Source Code (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
Votes: 449,569 | Gross: $54.71M
extremely creative pot
27. Whiplash (2014)
R | 106 min | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Votes: 606,899 | Gross: $13.09M
simple, predictable concept portrayed in the trailer is suprisingly spellbinding to watch
28. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,108,057 | Gross: $120.54M
like django, just to much fun beginning to end. Wildly entertaining
29. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Votes: 550,579 | Gross: $10.06M
If you haven't watched a miyazaki movie this is a great one to start with, so different and creative compared to most western kids movies.
30. Black Dynamite (2009)
R | 84 min | Action, Comedy
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man, it's up to him to find justice.
Votes: 42,682 | Gross: $0.23M
Just so hilarious and out there. It's extremely artistic and thought out in its style and inspirations. while being complete goofy *beep* from beginning to end. I had so much fun watching this one
31. The Hurt Locker (2008)
R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War
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: 390,058 | Gross: $17.02M
never have I watched a movie that felt so realistic and not like I am watching a movie, a story arch, or a constructed plot. It felt like we were actually following a group of guys deployed oversees, following along with the crazy non connected events they went through. Incredibly realistic, incredibly tense
32. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 772,077 | Gross: $154.06M
35. Metro Manila (2013)
Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama
Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital's bustling... See full summary »
36. It Comes at Night (2017)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Votes: 67,926 | Gross: $13.99M
39. A Goofy Movie (1995)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Max makes a preposterous promise to a girl he has a crush on, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.
Votes: 40,573 | Gross: $35.35M
40. 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 while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
Votes: 1,054,600 | Gross: $53.09M
41. Gangs of New York (2002)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Votes: 369,347 | Gross: $77.81M
42. Treasure Planet (2002)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.
Votes: 89,662 | Gross: $38.18M
43. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 370,577 | Gross: $92.05M
44. A Ghost Story (2017)
R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
Votes: 45,532 | Gross: $1.60M
45. Upgrade (2018)
R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Votes: 99,618 | Gross: $11.87M
46. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000.
Votes: 536,867 | Gross: $56.95M
47. Prospect (2018)
R | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi