Favourite Movie That You Were Sure Would Suck But Instead Blew Your Mind!by SweetWilliam63 | created - 7 months ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Remember resigning yourself to go see Bruce Willis' first film 'Die Hard' 'cause nothing else was playing. "You mean that guy from 'Moonlighting'?" And two hours later it was like "Yippee Ki Yay, Mother****er!" So...those movies. Yeah.
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1. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 732,467 | Gross: $83.01M
From the opening credits this had bomb written all over it. And then 'Hans Gruber' let us know who was in charge!
2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
Votes: 304,344 | Gross: $83.04M
Yeah, there's some sex stuff. Get over it!
3. Love Actually (2003)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
Votes: 390,464 | Gross: $59.70M
Those British know how to rom com.
4. Silverado (1985)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.
Votes: 34,643 | Gross: $33.20M
"All I did was kiss a girl!"
5. Gone Girl (2014)
R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Votes: 779,939 | Gross: $167.77M
No matter how many times you tell yourself it's just chocolate sauce ...
6. Prancer (1989)
G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.
Votes: 4,093 | Gross: $18.59M
I cried when I watched this. It was July.
7. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Votes: 782,511 | Gross: $74.28M
You'll never flip a coin the same way again.
8. A Perfect World (1993)
PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Kidnapped boy Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) strikes up a friendship with his captor Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner): an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by honorable Texas Ranger "Red" Garrett (Clint Eastwood).
Votes: 68,901 | Gross: $31.16M
Costner in his prime!
9. The King of Comedy (1982)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.
Votes: 72,490 | Gross: $2.50M
Maybe the French are right about Jerry.
10. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,319,439 | Gross: $100.13M
"Awwww, what's in the box?"
11. Garden State (2004)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.
Votes: 202,281 | Gross: $26.78M
You'll want the soundtrack!
12. 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: 1,155,544 | Gross: $120.54M
"Attendez la creme."
13. Memento (2000)
R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.
Votes: 1,048,444 | Gross: $25.54M
You'll watch it again backwards. Trust me.
14. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Votes: 187,270 | Gross: $44.54M
Best movie of my life! What'd ya think!?
15. Juno (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
Votes: 470,851 | Gross: $143.50M
Makes you proud to be Canadian.
16. Get Out (I) (2017)
R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
Votes: 423,886 | Gross: $176.04M
"Run rabbit! Run rabbit! Run, run, run."
17. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
Votes: 363,316 | Gross: $54.51M
Dumb title? Yup!
18. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.
Votes: 975,509 | Gross: $333.18M
Best summer popcorn movie!
19. The Edge (1997)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.
Votes: 64,336 | Gross: $27.78M
21. 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: 447,364 | Gross: $32.39M
We've all been here.
22. Meet Joe Black (1998)
PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter.
Votes: 198,481 | Gross: $44.62M
You'll have a renewed respect for the glory of peanut butter.
23. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 2,147,517 | Gross: $28.34M
You'll want a cold beer.
24. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance
The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.
And you thought 'Citizen Kane' was good.
25. 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: 858,211 | Gross: $293.51M
He sees... ah, you know.
26. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Votes: 415,191 | Gross: $59.89M
27. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 602,419 | Gross: $138.80M
29. RoboCop (1987)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.
Votes: 217,893 | Gross: $53.42M
"Dead or alive, you're coming with me."
30. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 676,040 | Gross: $17.50M
31. The Lego Movie (2014)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be the prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.
Votes: 308,811 | Gross: $257.76M
32. Everything Must Go (2010)
R | 97 min | Drama
When an alcoholic relapses, causing him to lose his wife and his job, he holds a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over. A new neighbor might be the key to his return to form.
Votes: 46,241 | Gross: $2.71M
Will Ferrell at his least funniest. Which is a good thing.
33. Wonder Woman (2017)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Votes: 503,330 | Gross: $412.56M
Makes up for casting Henry Cavill as Superman.
34. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,685,326 | Gross: $107.93M
Just when you think it can't get any better along comes Bruce Willis. Whaaaaat?!
36. Kick-Ass (2010)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Votes: 503,571 | Gross: $48.07M
"One banana, two banana, three banana, four..."
37. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
Votes: 557,097 | Gross: $100.21M
This was released as "Live, Die, Repeat" and bombed at the box office. Huh?
38. Lost in Space (1998)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.
Votes: 66,984 | Gross: $69.12M
"You mean the one with Matt LeBlanc?" Yup.
39. The Hateful Eight (2015)
R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Votes: 459,953 | Gross: $54.12M
Starring Kurt Russell. Wait! What?