My 30 favorite moviesby ruhland-horselover-micha | created - 13 Apr 2011 | updated - 02 Oct 2011 | Public
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1. Return to Oz (1985)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.
My All-time favorite movie. Warning though it may be too dark and scary for some kids but if they can handle that stuff (Slept after watching Pinocchio (maybe it was only me that was scared by that movie as a kid) or the last scence in Fantiasia) show them this they will love it. This movie though is just as enterianing to adults as it is too kids perhaps even more. The Charters are colorerful, and the scary stuff is actually pretty creepy. Don't expect the Wizard Of Oz though this is not that happy/ cheery movie. I would go onto a whole argument about how it's better than that movie, but I don't want all the crap for my opion and if you look at the page you'll see enough of that argument. Oh well also, wow i have to say about this movie, it's one of the few movies that's better than the book (and I love the book). This movie has been said to be one of Tim Burton's favorite movies (not sure how true that is) but you can see a lot of Tim Burton type stuff in this movie; dark fairytale telling, humor about things that shouldn't be funny, Creepyness, pure surrelism, and plain strangness. Any ways this is a very overlooked classic and my all time favorite movie.
2. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 89,940 | Gross: $43.66M
Great Music Great Charactes Great story great dancing great acting great movie. Almost Flawless. Only complaint is it should "hot and tired so what, don't matter if he's tired as long as he's hot" instead of "hot and tired, poor dear, don't matter if he's tired as long as he's here". I know they had to censor the play but still you can't just do that.
3. Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973)
G | 93 min | Drama, Music
A black-clad Johnny Cash appears in and narrates this version of the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, which was shot on location in Israel. Cash performs a number of original ... See full summary »
Johnny Cash telling the story of Jesus though word and sond must I say more. No, Well I'm gonna anyway. Great story telling great songs (Is to be expected of Johnny but still), great actors, great visuals(actuall shot on his and June's Vacation to Jersulm). Just all around over looked classic.
4. Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002)
102 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the music group They Might Be Giants.
Votes: 684 | Gross: $0.16M
They Might Be Giants are my all time favorite band so this may be more than a little bit baised. I love how this movie captures the deep meaning and the root of all these songs, but doesn't miss the madness of thier weirder songs. Great Documentry ALL FANS OF THE BAND MUST SEE!!!
5. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
R | 94 min | Comedy
Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah.
Votes: 342,810 | Gross: $20.05M
Frist off yes I am a christian and love this movie. Besides all the cussing and one nude scence(Both man and woman) most of it shouldn't be offensive at all. A lot of people have a hard time understanding the bible. It has been interpeted many ways and that's what this movie is making fun of PEOPLE MISUNDRESTANDING THE WORD OF GOD!!!! Anyway it's a classic film and my all time favorite comdey.
6. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.
Votes: 34,020 | Gross: $10.14M
A movie that knows kids aren't the only ones watching it. Never once talks down to the audience and takes them very seriously. Really gets you to love these characters. Every second you're worring about what will happen to them. Actually Has some great and shocking plot twist and gets pretty darn dark at moments, but is really just an all around amazing movie.
7. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.
Votes: 159,409 | Gross: $5.89M
Tim Burton's masterpiece. Also Great Bio. Not fully factual (The people didn't cuss that much), but great insight into the mind of the worst director ever
8. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Votes: 707,832 | Gross: $415.00M
Wow This movie is a mordern classic. It is great to see a movie series we know and love to get such a great ending. Great writing great jokes great story (WITH AN AMAZING ENDING), and I don't need to mention how much I love these Characters.
9. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
An all around classic movie. We have all felt just like George. We all thought we screwed up too bad for anyone to ever recover. At times uplifting. At times depressing. Always easy (Sometimes too much) to relate too
10. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.
Votes: 39,650 | Gross: $5.62M
BEST SUPER HERO MOVIE EVER! A great story told well, great action, amazing acting. Everything you could ask for in a Batman Movie
11. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)
G | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural along side his Looney Toon buddies.
During the 80's they made a bunch of movies that mixed new animaition with the classic Looney Tunes. The New Animaition ussally wan't that great but is just really well done here, and of course the classics are amazing.
12. Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999 Video)
Unrated | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) go on a quest to find a fallen wishing star.
Animaniacs is one of my favorite shows ever. so this had a lot to live up too. It did a great job and made me laugh a lot. while not as great as the show this movie came really close.
13. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 472,389 | Gross: $1.23M
What can I say about this movie that hasn't already been said great movie classic comedy
14. The Time of Their Lives (1946)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »
weird to list an Movie with both Abbott and Costello, where they didn't work as a team, but this movies just that good. Great Jokes That don't get in the way of a very good well thought out story
15. The Meaning of Life (1983)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical
The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.
Votes: 107,135 | Gross: $14.93M
really underated master piece. very funny.
16. Blazing Saddles (1974)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 118,369 | Gross: $119.50M
Coldn't stop laughing
17. Young Frankenstein (1974)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Votes: 135,678 | Gross: $86.30M
some of the funniest jokes ever. Just couldn't stop laughing.
18. 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: 823,531 | Gross: $191.80M
Classic how can you not love. Great characters great laughs. Impossible not to love.
19. Fantasia (1940)
G | 125 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.
Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, David Hand, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton, Walt Disney
Votes: 83,298 | Gross: $76.41M
Music and Animation are synced amazingly. pulls you in from the frist to the last minute. The last part especially is amazing. Somehow it's scary and enchanting at the same time just all around classic.
20. Who Done It? (1942)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Film-Noir, Mystery
Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.
Laugh out loud for start to end. Just really funny
21. The Pink Panther (1963)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".
Votes: 45,410 | Gross: $10.88M
slower than the other Pink Panther Movies but the laughs that you get are really worth waiting for. The characters are very well thought out funny and even sympathetic. Just great movie.
22. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 171,137 | Gross: $57.23M
Really funny great music everything works
23. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Votes: 219,462 | Gross: $119.52M
Great bio while not fully factual great insight into Johnny's life.
24. The Producers (1967)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Music
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
Votes: 47,183 | Gross: $0.11M
Classic comedy very funny and great characters
25. The Devil's Brother (1933)
Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical
Two wannabe bandits join the service of a dashing nobleman, who secretly masquerades as Fra Diavolo, a notorious outlaw.
The best Laural and Hardy movie. Great story, great characters and of course great laughs
26. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
Votes: 13,607 | Gross: $4.80M
A classic horror comedy. get's everything right, story, charters and of course laughs.
27. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
Votes: 165,494 | Gross: $4.53M
Surreal classic. A masterpiece of fantasy
28. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Votes: 37,352 | Gross: $2.65M
A classic of stretch of your imagination. Just great.
29. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 641,316 | Gross: $6.10M
Very great movie. Great characters, great story, and espsially great music. Dubbing may be off a few times, but is still quite amazing
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,079,495 | Gross: $290.48M
great classic best of the star wars movies