The Best of the Best

by heydawg | created - 22 Jan 2013 | updated - 13 Dec 2013 | Public

All of my 10s From what i have seen on other lists i am incredibly lenient but now i rely on my own rating system. There will be less 10s as it is much harder to get a 10 now. i will eventually change a lot of the ratings. no order

Movies(20) Tv Show(9) Tv Episodes: South Park(42) Friends(38) HIMYM(26) The Simpsons(22) Family Guy(19) Breaking Bad(18) American dad(12) Community(10) Dexter(6) Black Adder(5) The Inbetweeners(5) Game of Thrones(5) The Wire(5) Sherlock(3) Person of Interest(3) TBBT(2) Arrested Development(2) Firefly(2) The Sopranos(2) Band of Brothers(1) 24(1) Arrow(1)

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1. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

Votes: 1,133,324 | Gross: $162.81M

2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,963,137 | Gross: $28.34M

3. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

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.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,535,041 | Gross: $107.93M

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

92 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,418,433 | Gross: $315.54M

5. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,934,852 | Gross: $534.86M

6. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

66 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,573,568 | Gross: $37.03M

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,401,035 | Gross: $377.85M

8. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

Votes: 641,360 | Gross: $277.32M

9. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,491,460 | Gross: $330.25M

10. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 847,930 | Gross: $75.60M

11. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG-13 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,266,978 | Gross: $342.55M

12. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 937,450 | Gross: $128.01M

13. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

90 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,034,856 | Gross: $216.54M

14. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,136,583 | Gross: $187.71M

15. 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: 854,411 | Gross: $204.84M

16. The Bourne Identity (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Votes: 456,520 | Gross: $121.66M

17. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 196,770 | Gross: $11.49M

18. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,059,571 | Gross: $322.74M

19. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 942,781 | Gross: $130.10M

20. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 316,821 | Gross: $52.29M

21. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 283,013

22. Family Guy (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 268,625

23. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 510,984

24. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 645,346

25. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 241,145

26. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 214,178

27. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 596,722

28. Community (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Chevy Chase

Votes: 165,241

29. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,092,770

30. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Losing Edge (2005)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys enlist Kyle's cousin to help them lose in baseball so they won't have to go to the finals. Meanwhile, Randy trains to fight other parents during Stan's games.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Jonathan Kimmel

Votes: 1,741

31. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Lice Capades (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A lice outbreak hits Ms. Garrison's class, and at least one parasite is determined to survive after his lice civilization is destroyed.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Paula Holmberg

Votes: 1,759

32. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Ring (2009)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys discover that the Jonas Brothers' purity ring campaign is just part of Disney's plot to get away with marketing sex to pre-teen girls.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, April Stewart, Milan Agnone

Votes: 1,791

33. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cartman Sucks (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman takes a photo with Butters's penis in his mouth to prove Butters is gay. He later finds out what the picture really means and freaks out when the photo disappears. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 2,231

34. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Marjorine (2005)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Butters fake his own death and disguises himself as a girl so he can infiltrate a sleepover and steal a fortune telling device from the girls. Meanwhile, Butters' father turns to the occult to bring back his son.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, Paula Holmberg

Votes: 1,767

35. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Ten Sessions (2008)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

As the search for Mrs. Right continues, Ted woos his dermatologist Stella -- but her receptionist, Abby, seems more interested in him.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,476

36. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer goes to Dr. Frink to help him recover his memories from the night before, and he discovers, based on his interpretation of the memories, that Marge is having an affair.

Director: Chuck Sheetz | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,172

37. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: The One That Got Away (2008)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Roger discovers that one of his personas has taken on a life of his own. Back at home, the Smith family becomes addicted to the 1970s electronic game "Simon."

Directors: Tim Parsons, Ron Hughart | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 477

38. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, an unknown person, seemingly in retaliation, shoots him.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,136

39. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Last Temptation of Homer (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer's marriage is in trouble when he develops an attraction to a new co-worker.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,698

40. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Ball (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Gary asks Phoebe to move in with him but she's reluctant to and to overcome boredom, Ross and Joey start throwing a ball to each other. Rachel buys an expensive cat but it doesn't behave as she hoped it would.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,161

41. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: World's Greatest Couple (2006)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

Lily gets introduced to Barney's bachelor pad when she needs a place to stay, and Marshall finds a unlikely new friend to join him for brunch, concerts and musicals.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,437

42. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Ross's Wedding: Part One (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Phoebe tries to help Rachel deal with her feelings for Ross as the rest of the gang head to London for Ross and Emily's wedding, while someone else unexpectedly shows up to the wedding.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,401

43. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Murtaugh (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Barney tries to do all the items on Ted's "I'm to old for this stuff" list, while Marshall's over-competitive side comes out when he coaches Lily's Kindergarten basketball team.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,054

44. Black-Adder II (1986)
Episode: Head (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Edmund is "awarded" the post of Lord High Executioner, a position which frequently results in the loss of one's own head.

Director: Mandie Fletcher | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 561

45. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The Last One: Part 1 (2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Erica has gone into labor three weeks early and Chandler has a hard time getting along with the situation when Monica leaves them alone in the delivery room. Meanwhile, Ross and Rachel ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 4,663

46. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: Stewie Kills Lois (2007)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stewie kills his mother Lois. But one year after her disappearance, Peter is charged with her death.

Directors: John Holmquist, James Purdum, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,276

47. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: Ted Mosby, Architect (2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Barney tells Ted that single women like architects. But will Ted use this useful tidbit of information to cheat on Robin after they have their first fight?

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 2,589

48. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (2006)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Stewie meets his future self, who lives a pathetic life.

Directors: Pete Michels, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 866

49. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: Patriot Games (2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy