My Top 20 Movies (In a slight order)by weisstyler7 | created - 05 Jan 2015 | updated - 05 Jan 2015 | Public
These are my top 20 movies in a slight order. I do have a definite favorite and some that do come close, and I will include 3 honorable mentions.
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1. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 336,248 | Gross: $45.06M
My favorite movie of all time!
2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 236,265 | Gross: $10.68M
I normally hate Johnny Depp, but he really outdid himself in this one.
3. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 677,013 | Gross: $1.48M
Whenever I see Jake Gyllenhaal in a movie, my mind always seems to point back to Donnie Darko.
4. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Votes: 114,193 | Gross: $3.80M
I need to see more Lynch movies.
5. May (2002)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror
A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin.
Votes: 30,022 | Gross: $0.15M
This movie's ending comes out of nowhere and it will stick with you for a long time after the movie.
6. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 878,881 | Gross: $19.50M
I have a mancrush on Gary Oldman and watching him chew scenery is always enjoyable. Plus, Stansfield is one of my favorite villains.
7. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Not Rated | 62 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
I have only seen this movie a couple months ago and I can't stop watching it. And plus it's really quotable.
8. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Votes: 32,337 | Gross: $0.21M
This movie is a good watch whenever I wanna see it and it never gets old.
9. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 1,056,756 | Gross: $216.54M
The quintessential war movie.
10. Akira (1988)
R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
Votes: 131,416 | Gross: $0.55M
I'm a science fiction geek and I really enjoyed the Neo Tokyo setting. And plus I loved the psychic powers involved in the movie.
11. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 231,987 | Gross: $44.82M
If you're going to spend close to 4 hours watching a movie, spend it watching this one.
12. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Votes: 87,227 | Gross: $26.12M
Tim Robbins' best performance. <3
13. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.
Votes: 110,409 | Gross: $0.52M
I'm beyond excited for the new Scarlett Johannson one.
14. 9th Company (2005)
R | 139 min | Action, Drama, History
Young Soviet Army recruits are stuck in the bloody war in Afghanistan, that was started by politicians.
I've seen plenty of American war movies with plots similar to this one, but somehow the Russians do it better.
15. Barry Lyndon (1975)
PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.
Kubrick has made some very good movies, but this is high above his other films.
16. Beaufort (2007)
Unrated | 131 min | Action, Drama, War
The story of a group of Israeli soldiers stationed in an outpost prior to the withdrawal of forces of 2000.
Votes: 4,262 | Gross: $0.10M
If I had finished Waltz with Bashir, it probably would be on this list. But I haven't, so I went with the very next best.
17. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
R | 104 min | Comedy
The comic "Bluntman and Chronic" is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation, they set out to wreck the movie.
Votes: 138,255 | Gross: $30.06M
I enjoy the View Askew movies, this one just happens to be the best.
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).
As bad as the second half is, the first part of the movie is good enough to save the rest of the movie.
19. Heavy Metal (1981)
R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks
If that opening segment doesn't excite you for the movie, what will?
20. Porco Rosso (1992)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.
Yes, it just so happens to be a coincidence that the final three movies are all animated.
21. 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: 414,774 | Gross: $15.07M
Honorable Mention 1
22. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 211,028 | Gross: $140.54M
Honorable Mention 2
23. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
Votes: 250,355 | Gross: $25.75M
Honorable Mention 3