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Added by Emily J. on 9 Aug 2012 03:48
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My Favorite Movies

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Rating: PG

Run Time: At least 2 hours

Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure

Summary: Luke Skywalker, who tires of his dull, unfulfilled life on Tattooine, joins rebel forces to save Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader, and the galaxy from the Empire's planet-destroying Death Star.

My opinion: There is a reason why Star Wars is as popular as it is. Anybody who watches this is taken by surprise at how good this actually is.

Rank: Gold
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Rating: PG

Run Time: At least 2 hours

Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure

Summary: As Luke trains with Master Yoda to become a Jedi Knight, his friends evade the Imperial fleet under the command of Darth Vader who is obsessed with turning Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force.

My opinion: Arguably the best movie in the Star Wars franchise, packed with character development and the possibility of a sequel, which gets fulfilled 3 years later.

Rank: Gold
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Rating: PG

Run Time: At least 2 hours

Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure

Summary: After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

My opinion: Despite being the weakest of the original trilogy, the parts focusing on Luke are engaging.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 6445 Average listal rating (4425 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Genres: Sci-Fi

Summary: Due to a group of meddling scientists, a curious nature-loving alien gets separated from his kind. The alien ends up hiding in a household with 3 kids and is given the name E.T.. While the kids educate E.T. about Earth's various things, they help him "phone home" his kind to come back and get him, but the scientists are still out to get their alien friend. Can the kids get E.T. home before things get worse?

My opinion: What can I say? E.T. was an icon that to this day still resonates with the general public. The movie, despite moments that may scar a child for life, is extremely idealistic in nature, with a handful of cute moments involving our alien friend.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 761 Average listal rating (494 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Rating: G

Run Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes

Genres: Fantasy

Summary: To save her ill son, timid field mouse Mrs. Brisby must seek the aid of a colony of super-intelligent rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

My opinion: After so much talk about this being Don Bluth's greatest work, I watched this and as far as Bluth is concerned, it's the closest thing to perfect.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Strange Brew (1983)
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Genres: Comedy

Summary: Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

My opinion: For the first movie that Rick Moranis has ever done, it's actually quite good. I laugh at almost every scene in this movie.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 906 Average listal rating (643 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Summary: A passionate romance writer seeks out to find her kidnapped sister in Cartegena, Colombia. However, she accidentally takes the wrong bus thanks to the kidnappers. Fortunately, a fearless man arrives to help her while he seeks the valuable jewel El Corazon before the criminals do.

My opinion: Multiple Demographic Appeal is in full effect here. Females would relate to Joan Wilder, males would want to be like Jack T. Colton, and everyone gets a good laugh once in a while.

Rank: Silver
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People who added this item 5349 Average listal rating (3635 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ghostbusters (1984)
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Genres: Comedy, Horror

Summary: Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. Things get serious when 2 demons led by Gozer the Traveler appear in the Big Apple.

My opinion: This movie gets better the more you watch it, including the comedy.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 3077 Average listal rating (2036 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Gremlins (1984)
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People who added this item 7376 Average listal rating (5360 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rating: PG

Run Time: Nearly 2 hours

Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure

Summary: Epic sci-fi story about a 17 year old boy living in 1985 named Marty McFly, who accidentally escapes 30 years into the past via a DeLorean time machine after eccentric inventor and good friend Doc Brown, who created it, gets shot by Libyan terrorists. In 1955, Marty must find a way back and warn the younger Doc, but manages to alter a couple of things, such as accidentally causing the teenage version of his own mother to pine for him! Marty must fix this and get his future parents together.

My opinion: This movie is EPIC! What's not to love? The main characters are likable, and there's action, comedy, the works!

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 1087 Average listal rating (656 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Genres: Adventure, Comedy

Summary: Pee-Wee Herman's bicycle is missing, and he suspects that it was stolen. Pee-Wee travels across the country to get his beloved bike back, meeting many colorful characters along the way.

My opinion: Not bad for Tim Burton's first feature-length film. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is also his best adventure.

Rank: Silver
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People who added this item 3070 Average listal rating (2118 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 1157 Average listal rating (737 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Rating: G

Run Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Genres: Dramedy

Summary: In 1885, little Fievel Mousekewitz and his family leave for America, "where the streets are paved with cheese", after the Cossacks and their cats destroy their village. But only mere hours away from their destination, Fievel gets seperated during a storm and must find his family in New York.

My opinion: At first, it was just okay to me, but after re-visiting it, it's a lot better in hindsight.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 1144 Average listal rating (702 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes

Genres: Dramedy, Musical, Romance

Summary: An awkward florist named Seymour breeds a strange plant in order to keep Mushnik's flower shop in business, and ultimately, win the heart of beautiful co-worker Audrey. But the plant requires blood to grow, and Seymour can't just keep feeding it his own blood...

My opinion: Sorry, but to me, THIS is the perfect movie rather than The Godfather. Just about every character is at least remotely likable, including the ones you aren't supposed to root for, such as the dentist.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 2513 Average listal rating (1630 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 38 minutes

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Summary: Told within a storybook read to a sick boy by his grandfather, this is the story of a princess and a farm boy who goes missing for 5 years and comes back a warrior. Much suspense and hilarity ensue.

My opinion: This is a movie that you REALLY need to focus hard enough on in order to fully enjoy it. And given how much people enjoy it...

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 4645 Average listal rating (3203 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Genres: Comedy, Horror

Summary: A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

My opinion: A trippy film, in a good way. Michael Keaton steals the show as the title character.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 2742 Average listal rating (1724 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
Rating: G

Run Time: An hour and a half

Genres: Fantasy

Summary: When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

My opinion: This is where I believe that Studio Ghibli hit its stride, to the point of having Totoro as its mascot. The movie is just cute, and that's it.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 3793 Average listal rating (2575 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Rating: PG

Run Time: 88 minutes

Genres: Comedy, Medium-Blending, Noir

Summary: The wacky cartoon Roger Rabbit teams up with hard-boiled detective Eddie Valiant when Roger is accused of murdering Marvin Acme.

My opinion: To make a long story short, if you didn't watch this, then your childhood may be non-existent.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 1682 Average listal rating (1045 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 3244 Average listal rating (2081 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes

Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure

Summary: Kooky scientist Wayne Szalinski has spent 5 years trying to get his shrink ray to work, but all attempts failed, until one day, when one of the neighbor kids was playing baseball, the ball smashes through Wayne's attic window and turns it on, shrinking the furniture. The neighbor kids, as well as Wayne's own kids, Nick and Amy, get shrunken, and end up in the backyard, leading them to try and get back to the house and back to normal size.

My opinion: I can see why this movie was vital to Rick's movie career. It's epic, funny, and has genuine moments.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 1796 Average listal rating (1092 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Rating: G

Run Time: A little over an hour and a half

Genres: Fantasy

Summary: 13 year old Kiki leaves her family to begin training as a witch in a new town, where she starts helping out at a bakery by delivering food on her broom. Throughout the year, Kiki befriends a lot of people in town, including a nerdy boy obsessed with aeronautics.

My opinion: Great movie with a deep story and characters you can relate to.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 4908 Average listal rating (3434 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 48 minutes

Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy

Summary: Doc takes Marty and Jennifer to the year 2015 to save their future son Marty Jr. from being framed by Biff Tannen's future grandson Griff. After that, Marty considers buying a sports almanac, which ends up in Biff's hands, making Biff alter the present for his own selfish needs.

My opinion: At first, I thought it was the worst of the trilogy, but I eventually changed my mind and realized that, like Ghostbusters II, it's merely darker than the original.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 4281 Average listal rating (2962 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 58 minutes

Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Western

Summary: Marty looks for Doc in 1885, where the scientist falls in love with schoolteacher Clara Clayton, who was about to fall into a ravine. And as for Marty, he meets his immigrant ancestors, as well as Biff Tannen's ancestor, Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen, the meanest cowboy that ever lived.

My thoughts: Even though I'm not a fan of Westerns, this was still good to me, and a nice conclusion to a great trilogy.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 1440 Average listal rating (929 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 2993 Average listal rating (1964 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Ghost (1990)
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People who added this item 8488 Average listal rating (6066 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Summary: An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful teenage girl when her mother, a make-up saleswoman, takes him in.

My opinion: I consider this to be Tim Burton's best work probably just as much as he does.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 4484 Average listal rating (3005 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Rating: G

Run Time: An hour and a half

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Summary: Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be a shallow prince who was transformed by an enchantress in order for him to learn how to love.

My opinion: This is the best movie in the Disney Animated Canon. The visuals are stunning and the characters are memorable.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 5085 Average listal rating (3485 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 hour, 16 minutes

Genres: Fantasy, Horror

Summary: Jack Skellington is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloween Town lacks meaning. When he stumbles upon Christmas Town, Jack decides to bring Christmas to Halloween Town.

My opinion: I WISH this was part of the Disney Canon. It's fun, thrilling, and not too scary if you ask me.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 7500 Average listal rating (5285 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Lion King (1994)
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People who added this item 7623 Average listal rating (5421 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story (1995)
Rating: G

Run Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Summary: In a world where toys have sentience, a cowboy doll named Woody feels upstaged when the delusional spaceman Buzz Lightyear arrives. When the two end up in the clutches of a scary kid, they must cooperate in order to get home.

My opinion: Pixar started off strong with a concept like Toy Story. I used to watch the VHS all the time when I was little.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 3734 Average listal rating (2473 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Mulan (1998)
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People who added this item 5188 Average listal rating (3514 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Rating: G

Run Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Summary: The toys are back for another adventure! Buzz Lightyear takes charge in a rescue mission after Woody is stolen by Al. Meanwhile, Woody learns that he is a part of a franchise and meets Jessie, a cowgirl doll with a heartbreaking past.

My opinion: I didn't see this as often as the first, but it was still entertaining and heartfelt.

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 4561 Average listal rating (3081 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
Spirited Away (2001)
Rating: PG

Run Time: About 2 hours

Genres: Fantasy

Summary: A wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world.

My opinion: This is the best movie that Studio Ghibli ever distributed, the best movie of the 21st century, and overall, the perfect animated movie.

Rank: Gold
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Rating: PG-13

Run Time: At least 2 hours

Genre: Action, Adventure

Synopsis: In the 17th century, Captain Jack Sparrow, a rogue yet charismatic pirate who roams the Caribbean Sea comes across the governor's daughter and a pirate-turned-blacksmith in the village of Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped by an enemy pirate, Sparrow teams up with the blacksmith to save her.

My opinion: TBD

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 5495 Average listal rating (3625 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Big Fish (2004)
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People who added this item 5280 Average listal rating (3664 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
WALLยทE (2008)
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People who added this item 1794 Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Bolt (2008)
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People who added this item 3872 Average listal rating (2618 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Rating: G

Run Time: 102 minutes

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Summary: A decade has passed since the last adventure. The toys' owner Andy is all grown up and heading to college. They are accidentally sent to the Sunnyside day care, which isn't as peaceful as they thought...

My opinion: You'd have to see all 3 movies in chronological order to believe the amount of emotions you would feel while watching this one. ;-;

Rank: Gold
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People who added this item 1657 Average listal rating (1206 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 1852 Average listal rating (1318 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Frozen (2013)
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