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My Favorite Films Of The Past 20 Years (1997-2016)

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People who added this item 5303 Average listal rating (3488 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Stretch your senses and you'll find that, even in the tiniest corners, life's surprising wonders are just waiting to be discovered.
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People who added this item 9792 Average listal rating (5746 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
"Whoa."

You read my mind, Keanu.
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People who added this item 5114 Average listal rating (3246 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Unforgettable unique backward-timeline movie experience. Well, except to the main character that is.
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Same epic hobbit story enhanced by the appearances of terrific key characters Gollum, Saruman, Theodin, Eowyn, Wormtongue, and Treebeard, and a little altercation occurring at Helm's Deep.
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Fate's a bitch. On the other hand, a bitch would be preferable to a compressed-air-cannister-carrying Spaniard with a bad combover.
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People who added this item 2119 Average listal rating (1350 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Easy A (2010)
Meet the quick-witted & reourceful Olive Pendergast, my all-time favorite movie teenager. To borrow rival Marianne's means of expression, Easy A's rare combination of smarts and giggles is "Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome."
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People who added this item 1804 Average listal rating (1099 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
A beacon of compassion for misfits of all distinctions. I've said it before and will say it again, I love this movie.
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People who added this item 1411 Average listal rating (952 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Who would you trust to lead you to safety from a massive flock of flesh-munching space pterodactyls, the brutish convicted murderer, the junkie bounty hunter, or the flight officer who tried to eject the entire passenger cabin? Uh oh.
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I don't know how, but they found the otherdimensional nexus where comedy and peculiarity collide. Pinnacle of pants-pooping weirdfunny.
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People who added this item 511 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
"The hitman needs a ride." Brutal, barefaced, and bare-assed true story is unflinching and un-turn-offable.
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The original 'found footage' film is still the most effective, stranding you out in those isolated Maryland woods along with three young filmmakers - and one angry witch.
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People who added this item 689 Average listal rating (453 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
"Sooner or later, the day comes when you can't hide from the things that you've done anymore."
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People who added this item 1829 Average listal rating (1229 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Your soulmate won't show up and see you wearing a sign, so why not try lying and manipulation to get their attention? Crazier things have happened.
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People who added this item 376 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Jackie Chan's last truly great action epic, at 44 years he flies across the screen as spryly as anyone half his age.
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The beginning of a remarkable journey, taken one hairy step at a time.
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Scariest zombies ever, and don't dare miss the opening 10 minutes!
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Take your top-flight action/mystery/thriller movie and throw in a white-knuckle car chase, and this Bourne does them all better.
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People who added this item 2563 Average listal rating (1599 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Erin had the balls, the brains, and the breasts to stand up for David Nobody against Goliath Corporation.
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People who added this item 3301 Average listal rating (2062 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
"This is the Zodiac speaking."

Incredibly engrossing and 95% true recounting of America's most confounding serial killer.
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Includes the most intense 60 consecutive minutes of armrest-clenching fear I've ever experienced while watching a movie.
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Fully absorbing cold case mystery with a brilliant conclusion that you'll never see coming.
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People who added this item 4267 Average listal rating (2802 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
A movie that really gets under your skin - no blood or gore, instead using disturbing images and foreboding atmosphere to gnaw away at the nerves, plus the creepiest kid and a fall-over-backwards 'boo' moment!
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People who added this item 1266 Average listal rating (812 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Hanna (2011)
Love the slick European style reminiscent of La Femme Nikita or Run Lola Run, the steely resolve of Saoirse Ronan and perfect pulsating Chemical Brothers score make this a killer ice cold thriller.
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People who added this item 7115 Average listal rating (4650 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
I still remember the "OH MY GOD" realization I had when I saw this in the theater, one of my most treasured movie-watching moments.
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The ultimate brain-overloading action movie/rock music/16-bit videogame/comic book pop-culture mashup.
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 6
Marquise (1997)
Boisterous, bawdy, and beautiful - this Moliere acting troupe makes Shakespeare In Love look like community theater.
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People who added this item 2551 Average listal rating (1480 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Naomi Watts turns in one of the most shattering performances ever in the aftermath of terrible tragedy.
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People who added this item 1610 Average listal rating (1006 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
I love the breathless pace and sharing the same feeling of complete confusion that Rufus Sewell does as a wanted man on the run.
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People who added this item 1863 Average listal rating (1284 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Haven't had this much pure sci-fi fun since the original Star Wars!
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People who added this item 520 Average listal rating (379 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
A hilarious comedy/mystery of the type you just don't see anymore, so naturally it takes place in the '70s.
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People who added this item 486 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
A modern Treasure of the Sierra Madre that echoes one of my own philosophies about life: "It's never easy."
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.8
Never lose sight of who you are, and who you were.
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People who added this item 7792 Average listal rating (5006 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Bride vs. the Crazy 88's in a Tokyo nightclub delivers a bloodbath only rivaled by Braindead's lawnmower zombie massacre.
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People who added this item 6975 Average listal rating (4483 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
This offbeat "the aliens are everywhere!" romp is the kind of movie I wish I had made.
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People who added this item 1102 Average listal rating (702 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
There's a giant seamonster on the loose! Better hope you don't have to count on this ragtag family to save you! What they have in determination, they lack in...everything else. Great Gamera-sized fun.
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According to Peter Jackson, when you conclude an adventure this epic, you can't have too many endings.
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Stevie (2002)
Emotionally draining, highly personal doc from Steve James in reconnecting with his charge from the Big Brother program 12 years later, underlining the startling paths our lives can take.
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People who added this item 1922 Average listal rating (1061 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Challenging, daring, fascinating, and rewarding cinema.
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People who added this item 4091 Average listal rating (2558 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
The title could refer to either Patrick Bateman's persona or Christian Bale's brilliantly nutty performance. It's hip to be square!
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People who added this item 4258 Average listal rating (2798 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Jack Black's reason for being fulfilled as a chord crunching phony substitute teacher, with a classroom full of some of the greatest movie kids ever collected.
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People who added this item 2014 Average listal rating (1206 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Has more layers than a hypothermic Canadian's outdoor gear in January.
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People who added this item 3791 Average listal rating (2426 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
The animation is incredible, but the real movie magic here is getting an audience to have such an emotional investment in pretend plastic characters that don't even exist outside a computer.
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People who added this item 356 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Priceless (2006)
Endearing romantic comedy between a gold digger and a waiter-turned-gigolo as only the French can do.
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People who added this item 2484 Average listal rating (1541 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
I hate musicals and Richard Gere, so what the hell happened here?? (That should be a lyric!)
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People who added this item 1361 Average listal rating (741 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
"I will make you feel bad for being stupid enough to sympathize with this unfortunate family, it's just a MOVIE you fools!" sayeth sardonic Michael Haneke (paraphrasing his subtext).
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People who added this item 2501 Average listal rating (1694 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
Remember that time Godzilla chased us through the streets of Manhattan? Wait, that didn't really happen?? Sure felt like it.
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People who added this item 4024 Average listal rating (2578 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
Three hot babes cracking wise and kicking ass, what's not to love?
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People who added this item 1826 Average listal rating (1221 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Gravity (2013)
The benchmark for weightlessness until they actually start shooting movies in space.
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People who added this item 1988 Average listal rating (1208 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Thanks to David Fincher here's double proof that the movie can be better than the book, AND a remake even better than the original.
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Home movies, sibling solidarity, wild allegations of sexual abuse, and the power of suggestion all wage battle over the truth, forever disfiguring the face of a seemingly normal Jewish family.
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This list became quite an interesting challenge, knowing that my favorite classic films were ineligible for this particular list forced me to focus on my 'newer' favorites. You might notice a proportionately smaller number of films are represented from the past 5 years, and there are a couple reasons for that. I almost never go to the theater so I haven't had a chance to see any of the most recent releases. Furthermore on the flipside of that, I've had the chance to watch the older movies several times over the years and they have had a longer opportunity to become like well-known friends. But that won't stop me from adding names whenever a new one grabs me!

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