Films/TV shows reviewed by The Nostalgia Critic

by SpeedyEric | created - 15 Jun 2011 | updated - 5 days ago | Public

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1. Transformers (2007)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 579,017 | Gross: $319.25M

THIS IS THE SHIT!!!!

2. Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990 TV Short)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince a teenager that drugs aren't cool.

Directors: Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Robert Shellhorn, Mike Svayko, Karen Peterson | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Jeff Bergman, Townsend Coleman, Wayne Collins

Votes: 954

For his first regular review.

...Did Simon of The Chipmunks just say marijuana?

3. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Family

40 Metascore

A giant egg is unearthed at a construction site and soon opened, releasing the terrible Ivan Ooze, who wreaks vengeance on Zordon for imprisoning him millennia ago. With Zordon dying and their powers lost, the Rangers head to a distant planet to find the mystic warrior Dulcea.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Karan Ashley, Johnny Yong Bosch, Steve Cardenas, Jason David Frank

Votes: 24,131 | Gross: $38.19M

("Wa, wa, wa" music cue.)

The Power Rangers theme song is #7 of the Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs. Not understanding the reason why the African-American actor and Asian actress left the original Power Rangers cast is #11 of the Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups. The Power Rangers gloves, TV projector lamp, and room detector commercial was later shown in “Conquest of the Commercials: Ehenzeeahneh.”

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, David Forman

Votes: 80,711 | Gross: $135.27M

For the Ninja Turtles Trilogy episode.

April O'Neil is #4 of the Top 11 Hottest Animated Women. Also talked about in "What You Never Knew About The Ninja Turtles."

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

45 Metascore

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden

Votes: 49,064 | Gross: $78.66M

For the Ninja Turtles Trilogy episode.

April O'Neil is #4 of the Top 11 Hottest Animated Women.

6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

40 Metascore

The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono

Votes: 29,444 | Gross: $42.66M

For the Ninja Turtles Trilogy episode.

Horribufuckus.

April O'Neil is #4 of the Top 11 Hottest Animated Women. #4 of the Top 11 Nostalgia Critics I Will Never Do, because the Angry Video Game Nerd already did a full review on it.

7. Super Mario Bros. (1993)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 46,603 | Gross: $20.92M

"Ba-bomb."

The Nintendo Cereal System commercial was later shown in "Nostalgic Commercials!: After These Messages..." The Super Mario Advnetures comics was later talked about in ""Why Super Mario Comics Don't Suck." The trailer was later talked about in "How Right are Trailers?" The Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64 commercial is shown in "War of the Commercials: Just Go!"

8. Cloverfield (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller

Votes: 359,191 | Gross: $80.05M

The movie that NC wished the monster was a Giant Robotic Donkey Kong Jesus Riding a Puff of Smoke.

9. Street Fighter (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, Damian Chapa

Votes: 62,989 | Gross: $33.42M

"OF COURSE!"

10. Mortal Kombat (1995)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Votes: 96,221 | Gross: $70.45M

Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat) is #5 of the Top 11 FUCK YEAH Movie Themes.

11. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Director: Joe Pytka | Stars: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington

Votes: 147,801 | Gross: $90.46M

Bunny boobies.

The ending to "What's Opera, Doc?" is #7 of the Top 11 Saddest Moments. Lola Bunny's bunny boobies is #11 of the Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Favorite Jokes. Later talked about in "All the Looney Tunes Movies."

12. Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

G | 96 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

35 Metascore

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Jay Goede

Votes: 37,572 | Gross: $85.74M

Y'know, for kids!

The constant spelling mistakes is #2 of the Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups. A commercial for Pokemon on Game Boy is later featured in “Conquest of the Commercials: Ehenzeeahneh.” The Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64 commercial is later featured in "War of the Commercials: Just Go!" The commercial for Pokemon Ball Blasters is later featured in "Escape from the Commercials: Do It!"

13. The Wizard (1989)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis, Vince Trankina

Votes: 13,086 | Gross: $14.28M

"I love the PowerGlove, it's so bad."

The review is in the runners-up of the Top 11 Best Nostalgia Critic Episodes. Lucas is #5 of the Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Favorite Jokes.

14. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 224,249 | Gross: $107.33M

A BAT CREDIT CARD?!?!?!

Not understanding why Mr. Freeze didn't cure his wife is #9 of the Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups. Robin is #8 of the Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress list. Later mentioned in “The Dark Age of Movies” editorial. The trailer was later talked about in "How Right are Trailers?" The 1973 Batman "Equal Pay for Women" PSA was later featured in "Battle of the Commercials: Like You Give a Sh*t." #3 of the Top 11 Worst Movie Sequels. Later mentioned in "Why Do So Many Sequels Suck?" Later mentioned in "When Should Remakes Not Happen?" Later mentioned in "Do Credits Suck Now?" The review is in the runners-up of the Top 11 Favorite Nostalgia Critic Episodes. The "Bat Credit Card" gag is in the #8 spot of the Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Favorite Jokes list. The review is #4 of the Top 5 Best Nostalgia Critic Episodes.

15. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

46 Metascore

A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling

Votes: 54,711 | Gross: $50.75M

For the 90's Sports Montage.

16. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

44 Metascore

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 27,488 | Gross: $50.24M

For the 90's Sports Montage.

17. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An unexpected player joins the school basketball team - a circus dog who escaped from a cruel master.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 15,628 | Gross: $24.63M

For the 90's Sports Montage.

18. Rookie of the Year (1993)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

53 Metascore

When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Director: Daniel Stern | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton

Votes: 23,258 | Gross: $53.58M

For the 90's Sports Montage.

19. Little Giants (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa

Votes: 24,312 | Gross: $19.29M

For the 90's Sports Montage.

20. Cool Runnings (1993)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

60 Metascore

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis

Votes: 86,870 | Gross: $68.86M

For the 90's Sports Montage.

21. Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990–1996)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Short, Action

A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behavior and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters.

Stars: David Coburn, Joey Dedio, Kath Soucie, LeVar Burton

Votes: 9,990

HEART!

Linka is #11 of the Top 11 Hottest Animated Women.

22. Double Dare (1986–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan, John Harvey

Votes: 1,469

23. 3 Ninjas (1992)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family

36 Metascore

Each year, three brothers visit their grandfather for the summer. He is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power

Votes: 19,250 | Gross: $29.00M

The constant spelling mistakes is #2 of the Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups.

24. Bébé's Kids (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action

Add a Plot

Votes: 33

For the deal NC made with The Angry Video Game Nerd, who in return reviewed the movie "Ricky 1."

Not giving a clear explanation of the secret passageway is #7 of the Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups.

25. Masters of the Universe (1987)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

35 Metascore

The heroic warrior He-Man battles against the evil lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.

Director: Gary Goddard | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Billy Barty

Votes: 34,958 | Gross: $17.34M

The He-Man Burger King Kid's Meals commercial was later shown in "Nostalgic Commercials!: After These Messages..." The He-Man Hotline commercial was later shown in "Return of the Nostalgic Commercials: We'll Be Right Back..." The intro to "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "She-Ra: Princess of Power" were later mentioned in "Grading Cartoon Show Intros." The Artilleray & Beam-Blaster commercial was later featured in "Escape from the Commercials: Do It!"

26. Follow That Bird (1985)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Votes: 4,439

The Sesame Street theme song is #11 of the Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs. The song "Blue Bird" is #10 of the Top 11 Saddest Moments.

27. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A close knit group of six friends try to make it through their teens while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 29,593

"I'M SO EXCITED! I'M SO EXCITED!"

28. Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Cat and mouse duo Tom and Jerry reluctantly work together to save a young girl from her evil aunt.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Anndi McAfee, Tony Jay

Votes: 8,805 | Gross: $3.56M

Tom and Jerry was later talked about in "Why is Tom and Jerry GENIUS?" The short "Blue Cat Blues" was later talked about in "Did Tom and Jerry Commit Suicide?" The review is #3 of the Top 11 Best Nostalgia Critic Episodes. The mindfuck sequence and the Hamlet quote are #10 of the Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Favorite Jokes.

29. Surf Ninjas (1993)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Ernie Reyes Sr., Rob Schneider, Ernie Reyes Jr., Nicolas Cowan

Votes: 7,337 | Gross: $4.92M

"Bend your knees! Use your arms!"

30. Kazaam (1996)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

24 Metascore

A troubled kid inadvertently releases a genie, who must grant him any three wishes he requests.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Francis Capra, Ally Walker, James Acheson

Votes: 22,268 | Gross: $18.88M

"Let's Green Egg and Ham it."

The Shaq-Fu commercial was later featured in "Escape from the Commercials: Do It!"

31. Double Dragon (1994)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power.

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Kristina Wagner

Votes: 10,742 | Gross: $2.34M

A Tiger Electronic Games commercial was later featured in "War of the Commercials: Just Go!"

32. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 40,905 | Gross: $16.30M

"That's a Duck, man!"

33. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

11 Metascore

A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar, Sandra Hess

Votes: 44,226 | Gross: $35.93M

I'm acting!

Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat) is #5 of the Top 11 FUCK YEAH Movie Themes. Runner-up of the Top 11 Worst Movie Sequels. Bhargav's sexual rambling is #2 of the Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Favorite Jokes.

34. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 175,783 | Gross: $136.31M

"That's a lot of fish."

Not realizing that some species of lizards can actually eat fish is #4 of the Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups. Later mentioned in “The Dark Age of Movies” editorial.

35. The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Mario Brothers, Princess Toadstool, and Toad go on various adventures while battling the evil King Koopa.

Stars: Lou Albano, Harvey Atkin, John Stocker, Danny Wells

Votes: 2,924

The Nintendo Cereal System commercial is shown in "Nostalgic Commercials!: After These Messages..." Princess Peach is #2 of the Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress. The Super Mario Adventures comics were talked about in "Why Super Mario Comics Don't Suck" The Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64 commercial is shown in "War of the Commercials: Just Go!" The intro to this show, "The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3," and "Super Mario World" were later mentioned in "Grading Cartoon Show Intros."

36. The Legend of Zelda (1989)

TV-Y | 15 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Based on the popular Nintendo game of the same name. Link and Princess Zelda protect the mystical artifact, the Triforce of Wisdom, from falling into the hands of the evil sorcerer Ganon.

Stars: Cynthia Preston, Jonathan Potts, Tabitha St. Germain, Len Carlson

Votes: 880

"Well excuse ME, princess."

The Nintendo Cereal System commercial was later shown in "Nostalgic Commercials!: After These Messages..." The American and Japanesse commercials for the game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was later shown in "Return of the Nostalgic Commercials: We'll Be Right Back..." Zelda was later mentioned "What's with the Princess Hate?" The intro to the Mega Man animated series from 1994 was later mentioned in "Grading Cartoon Show Intros."

37. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 87,439 | Gross: $60.57M

For Christmas 2008.

"Put that cookie down!"

38. The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Ren, a psychotic Chihuahua, and Stimpson J. Cat, a dimwitted Manx cat who goes by the nickname Stimpy, have a host of unusual adventures.

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Billy West, Harris Peet, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 19,847

For Nickelodeon Month. Nicktoons.

#8 of the Top 11 Animated Shows. The line "I just love skinny-dipping!" is #4 of the Top 11 Adult Jokes We Never Got as Kids. Later mentioned in "Why Do We Love Stupid?"

39. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 30,002

For Nickelodeon Month. Nicktoons.

Adventure HO!

40. Doug (1991–1994)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman, Becca Lish

Votes: 16,659

For Nickelodeon Month. Nicktoons.

Doo-doo-dooo-doo-doo-doo-dooo-doo-dooo-doo-doo.

41. Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 18,210

For Nickelodeon Month. Nicktoons.

Most of this show is #1 of the Top 11 Adult Jokes We Never Got as Kids.

42. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Horror

7.2