Almost the complete list of our movie collectionby gazmar62 | created - 13 Jan 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
some i am proud to have, others will never get a second viewing, obviously it's a whole family list but with my ratings
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1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 399,417 | Gross: $92.05M
2. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Votes: 487,103 | Gross: $188.37M
Dunkirk - simply brilliant ! Nolan does it again ! genius ! Heart pumping stuff from start to finish. What I like about Christopher Nolan is he doesn't insult the audience's intelligence , The timeline and focus of Dunkirk is split into 3 points of view ; LAND, AIR and SEA and although it needs your attention the non linear flashbacks and forwards to each POV are a complex intertwining way of showing the story from those 3 perspectives, some might prefer a chronological order but I think that would lose the 3 element POV. On LAND we follow a small band of soldiers for the longest time period and their attempts to get back to England amongst the hundreds of thousands of men waiting to be rescued from the Dunkirk beaches. On the SEA we focus on one day and one of the small boats that ventures out from a small harbour to get across the dangerous waters of the English channel. In the AIR we have the perspective of a couple of Spitfire pilots where their timeline lasting one hour or more accurately until their mission fuel lasts. This really is an epic ‘event’ film, the way this historic event is portrayed is second to none, there’s a real sense of drama and desperation about the how the soldiers try to get back home to just survive on the beach and on the limited ships trying their best to evacuate them. The spitfire pilots are on the clock, they can only stay in the air for as long as their fuel allows and you feel that clock ticking away with every scene from the sky. Of the flotilla at sea we only see one out of the hundreds of boats involved in this momentous rescue mission, but again this isn’t about too much character development, it’s there to show us a snippet in the lives of ordinary people coming to the aid of a national disaster not ignoring the obvious danger but accepting it needs to be done. The individual character / actor performances are never too big to overshadow the event as a whole. Tom Hardy is fantastic as one of the 2 spitfire pilots that we see and is very much on the job in hand in an almost routine way, he is not trying to be a hero he is just doing the best he can. Newcomers Fionn Whitehead and even Harry Stiles show they have plenty of acting talent and deserve to be alongside some great veteran actors like Kenneth Brannagh, Mark Rylance and Cillian Murphy, who all put in great performances. Come Oscar / awards season I would expect a few best supporting actor nominations. Another aspect of the film I really like is the lack of dialogue, especially at the start of the film , this really allows for the scene to be set and triggers our pulses racing. Hans Zimmer as ever provides a truly atmospheric and great score that adds immensely to the mounting tension that we experience throughout the film. Nolan never disappoints me with spectacular visuals and here again we see some large scale scenes that are of the best ever war film cinematography I can think of. There is plenty of action mixed in with moments of tranquillity, the calm before the storm the harrowing fight for survival in the face of adversity. As I left the theatre I couldn’t help but overhear peoples comments of ‘wow, what a great and powerful film’ I couldn’t agree more ! such a must see film, I will be going to see it again next week on the iMax screen, I already rank this as my top film of the year with another viewing I can easily imagine this becoming my favourite film of the 21st century so far.
3. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 644,589 | Gross: $32.87M
Still stands out as a benchmark in Sci-Fi, how many films 30+ years old can manage that? I can watch this film at least twice a year without it losing it's appeal. I can't image this dropping down my list for some time to come. Watched this again recently on Blu Ray, still fantastic to see and now with even more detail- brilliant ! 2017 update, just watched all 5 versions of this film in the last week and concluded I do like the The Final Cut best after all. Really looking forward to Blade Runner 2049, hoping Denis Villeneuve doesn't lose the essence and detail required !
4. Interstellar (2014)
PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Votes: 1,347,154 | Gross: $188.02M
Brilliant ! Exhilarating, Emotional I am not sure if I would like this more or less if I was as clever as Prof Brian Cox ??. If black holes, worm holes and the time continuum aren't enough to blow your mind the stunning visual effects will. (although on second viewing I don't think the picture was as sharp as in Gravity) Great performance from MMcC as we now expect as standard. At 168mins this is the longest film I've seen for a while, but so good I will be going to see it again next week, maybe I'll swot up on Einstein's theory of relativity before hand.(tried that, it didn't help)Still A must see film and a defo for the bluRay list, hopefully there will be an extended edition because this is one of those films where you just want more. Fantastic ! Still great after a 3rd viewing in fact I have raised my rating up to 10 it is so good. 2017 update, now seen this 15 times, still makes my day.
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,548,076 | Gross: $315.54M
best trilogy ever !?
6. 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: 2,158,495 | Gross: $28.34M
probably the best film!, but i can watch others more often.
7. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Votes: 617,060 | Gross: $4.36M
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
PG-13 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,386,433 | Gross: $342.55M
9. 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: 342,429 | Gross: $20.05M
The best comedy film ever, i've watched this at least 50 times over the last 37 years, always puts a smile on my face. Always look on the bright side of life ! so true.
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,532,796 | Gross: $377.85M
11. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 733,265 | Gross: $78.90M
best sci fi horror ever !?
12. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 804,453 | Gross: $154.06M
With a budget of nearly £100,000,000 (or should I say nearly £100,000,000 more than the original 1979 Mad Max) you would expect this to be pretty good ?! so just as well its absolutely fantastically brilliant (and barking mad) then. Tom Hardy is becoming one of my favourite actors, he is so versatile. Charlize Theron is brilliant as usual! Nicholas Hoult (yes you might say I recognise him from something) shows he has come a long way since About A Boy and there's a great bunch of baddies. The assortment of vehicles are the real stars though, they have taken the cut and shunt to a whole new level ! wacky racers look like normal cars in comparison !. I think the 3D effects were pretty good too, not overdone and well worth seeing in this format. Doesn't really compare to the first Mad Max which looks quite dated and cheap now but does resemble the better MM Road Warrior. So if you looking for nearly 2 hours of action packed fun set in a deserted dystopian future you must go see this. Defo one for the Blu Ray list this crimbo. My new favourite of the year so far. Update - So good in fact that I have now seen it 3 times already and enjoyed it more the second time, 3rd time in 2D not so much so if you get a chance to see it in 3D go for it !! Further update since getting the 3D blu ray for Christmas (thanks mum, couldn't wait opened it early) it is still brilliant on the small screen at home !
14. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 1,891,844 | Gross: $292.58M
you do need to be very awake for this one !
15. The Martian (2015)
PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Votes: 701,269 | Gross: $228.43M
It was good to see Matt Damon in a space suit again , he was so good in Interstellar ! and here again he delivers another stunning performance. It's also nice to see that Ridley Scott has is mojo back, maybe he should stick to Sci-Fi more often. The film is full of stunning scenery , Mars looks so believable and in 3D you feel as if you are there. Matt's character Watney is very likeable due to the fact that he has great humour in spite of the fact he has been abandoned alone on Mars. Being an astronaut / botanist turns out to be his good fortune and helps him to survive longer than expected millions of miles away from earth. The rescue mission team played out by some great supporting acts including Jeff Daniels , Kristen Wiig and Sean Bean even just adds to the overall strength of this movie. The special effects team did a brilliant job too, although I can't believe the budget was just over $100 000 000, surely this cost a lot more than that !? The story is of course the heart of this movie , human beings will always try to save / rescue their fellow man, (with my cynical head on I doubt this to be true when it costs billions of dollars.) but putting that to one side will make this movie experience all the more enjoyable. This is great sci-fi adventure with laughs, so the fact that it is 135 minutes long will go unnoticed. Another must see (again) and hopefully the BluRay release will give us lots of extras.OK I've pre-ordered the BluRay something I rarely do. Just for good measure I went to see this again in January 2016 and enjoyed it so much that I promoted it to my second favourite film of 2015.
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 852,266 | Gross: $112.00M
17. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,133,166 | Gross: $534.86M
Bat man movies finally grew up !
18. 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: 1,694,094 | Gross: $107.93M
Tarantino at his best !?
19. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 933,841 | Gross: $204.84M
20. 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: 640,506 | Gross: $6.10M
22. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Votes: 813,806 | Gross: $44.02M
23. The Last Emperor (1987)
PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Votes: 86,787 | Gross: $43.98M
if you can,visit the forbidden city, it's fantastic, makes the film even better !
24. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,553,351 | Gross: $171.48M
ground breaking !
25. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
26. 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: 1,143,078 | Gross: $216.54M
27. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,169,093 | Gross: $130.74M
28. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Votes: 1,246,071 | Gross: $187.71M
gets better every time i watch it
29. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,661,551 | Gross: $330.25M
30. Magnolia (1999)
R | 188 min | Drama