The best movies ever made.

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This is a list of the best movies ever. The top 6 are in order, but other than that none of them are in order. If you see a series of movies next to each other like The Dark Knight and the Dark Knight Rises, which ever one is higher, I liked more.

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Saving Private Ryan 1998,  R)
Saving Private Ryan
This is the best war movie ever made. The first scene alone is enough to grab you and keep you on the edge of your seat. Spielberg does an amazing job of showing that war is not glamorous. It's real and it's intense. I was astonished at how real everything looked and felt. I didn't think I was watching a Tom Hanks movie, I thought I was watching WWII as it actually happened. The story is gripping because it makes you think if saving Private Ryan is the right thing to do and will he even be willing to leave his fellow soldiers. I thought that the character development on the main group was great because they are each so different from each other, but a lot of them agree that the mission is FUBAR (watch the movie, you'll know what I'm talking about). And, the final scene after this intense battle sequence is so emotionally moving that it will stick with me forever. From the first moment to the last second, I was invested with the story and the characters and I never wanted the movie to end. This is the most moving film I have ever seen, and did I mention it's also my favorite movie of all time? Without a doubt, Grade: A+
Die Hard 1988,  R)
Die Hard
This is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. In addition to having awesome action sequences, Bruce Willis makes the movie hilarious one minute and then heartfelt in the next. Hans Gruber is one of the best villains to ever grace the silver screen and no one but Alan Rickman could have played him. Although I love all the Die Hard movies, the original is on a level that they will never reach. Grade: A+
Pulp Fiction 1994,  R)
Pulp Fiction
This is one of the greatest movies ever made. I haven't seen all of Quentin Tarantino's films, but I don't think it can get better than this. Everything from the acting to the writing is just perfect. Tarantino is a fantastic writer who has this uncanny ability to write dialogue that fully captures how people talk in real life. When you watch a Tarantino film, it feels 100% real and that all comes from his amazing writing talent and his knack for finding great actors. Again, one of the greatest movies ever made. Grade: A+
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003,  PG-13)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The conclusion to the epic trilogy is nothing more than perfect. This movie is the most satisfying end to a series that I've ever seen. Everything from the battles to the character development is stepped up from the previous installments. We see the power of the Ring fully corrupt Frodo and the feeling of despair is more apparent than ever. The last forty minutes of this film are so hopeless, it's almost depressing. But, in a single moment, it does a 360 spin and turns into pure joy and victory. It still remains the most amazing cinematic experience that I've ever had in a theater and it is definitely one of my favorite films. Grade: A+
The Dark Knight 2008,  PG-13)
The Dark Knight
It isn't very often that a sequel is as good or better than the original, but The Dark Knight succeeds Batman Begins in every way possible. The story of this film is even darker than the original and everything feels more hopeless. The characters are amazing, new and old. The old characters are great and the new characters are awesome. Obviously the actor that stole the entire movie was Heath Ledger as the Joker. He was amazing and he rightfully deserved the Oscar he received. The character of the Joker was definitely the best incarnation that I have ever seen because he is just as crazy as we always wanted him to be. If you really think about the story, it's just the Joker blowing things up and killing people the whole time, but there's a deeper meaning to it. His mission is to stop at nothing until he breaks Batman mentally. What I loved the most about this movie is that while the Joker is arrested at the end, he wins. He wins because he turns Harvey Dent, the symbol of hope in Gotham, into a vengeful murderer. And if that wasn't enough, Batman takes the fall for Harvey's murders and is branded a criminal. I've never seen a superhero movie where the hero loses at the end. That was a stroke of genius because it leaves you wanting more. This is my favorite chapter of this great trilogy. Grade: A+
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981,  PG)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
This is a great classic adventure movie. The characters, the story the humor and the action are all great. Indiana Jones is one of the best classic heroes and no one could've played him like Harrison Ford. The story is very interesting because it deals with a once real enemy known as the Nazis mixed in with a supernatural prize which is of course the Ark of the Covenant. The action is really exciting and it keeps your eyes glued to the screen until the last moment. The humor that they infuse the movie with works really well also. In the end, this is one of the best adventure movies ever made and it is the best of the Indiana Jones series. Grade: A+
The Dark Knight Rises 2012,  PG-13)
The Dark Knight Rises
I loved this movie. In my eyes, Christopher Nolan did the impossible: he made a Batman movie that is in the same league as The Dark Knight, and that's no easy task. I thought that the story was fantastic because it gave the character of Bruce Wayne an even bigger challenge than the Joker. It gave him the challenge of Bane, who is portrayed exceptionally by Tom Hardy. When I think about the last movie, obviously I think of Heath Ledger as the Joker, but when I think about this movie, I think of Christian Bale as Batman. And the reason is because he faced an incredible foe in this movie and he beat him in the end. Batman lost against the Joker in the last movie, but in this one, he is able to overcome Bane and save Gotham. The story of TDKR is arguably the most captivating of the entire trilogy, and everything plays out like a final chapter should. When the movie finally ended, I felt like there was no other way it could've happened. The ending was very satisfying and it felt like the end of an era. Even though I will miss Nolan's Dark Knight series, I feel like it concluded on a high note. Grade: A+
Marvel's The Avengers 2012,  PG-13)
Marvel's The Avengers
The best movie that Marvel has ever made. I loved the way each character was completely relevant to the story. You got the Captain giving them all orders which is what his character is made to do because he's a soldier. Thor is using that Hammer to no end, Iron Man is flying around blasting aliens. Even the Hulk was relevant. I was afraid that because the Hulk film franchise hasn't done as well, that they wouldn't use him very much but he is freakin' awesome in this movie. Scarlett is there to look at, which is always her only purpose and she does it well. Hawkeye is like if Legolas and Katniss Everdeen had a baby that combines both of their awesomeness. Joss Whedon is my hero and this movie is definitely the start of something even greater. Grade: A+
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001,  PG-13)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
This movie was nothing short of groundbreaking. In additon to being the start of the greatest trilogy I've ever seen, it is an amazing film all by itself, too. It's great because it's only the start of this awesome journey and already half an hour into it, there's chaos and peril and it never stops until the final scene. Peter Jackson kicked off his epic trilogy in the most perfect way and for that, Grade: A
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002,  PG-13)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The second chapter of the epic tale of Lord of the Rings is just as incredible as the first. In this, we see the story and the characters go into much darker places. I didn't even think that was possible after all that happened in Fellowship, but I was sorely wrong. The fellowship is broken, there are characters scattered all over Middle-earth, and everything just seems hopeless. I loved the way that Peter Jackson conveyed the feeling of despair in each character at some point or another in the film. Grade: A
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989,  PG-13)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
This is a great movie. The first one was amazing, the second one was definitely a bit of a step down, but they brought the series back up with the Last Crusade. One awesome thing about this movie was the addition of Sean Connery to the cast. Him and Harrison Ford have this great father-son chemistry that you totally buy in to and they play off each other fantastically. Another great addition was giving the character of Marcus Brody a very substantial role in the plot. He turned out to be hilarious comic relief along with another great character: Sallah. I love that they brought back Sallah for this movie. The villains are Nazis once again and they are even more evil than in Raiders of the Lost Ark. In addition to that, the action is great, the story is cool and there is just non stop thrills from start to finish. Raiders of the Lost Ark was more lighthearted, Temple of Doom was dark and Last Crusade went back to the formula of Raiders, which was a very good decision. All in all, Last Crusade is one of the two nearly perfect installments of the Indy series. Grade: A
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991,  R)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Very rarely does a sequel come out that is infinitely better than the original, but T2 is one of those rare occurrences of epicness. Everything that we liked about the first Terminator is stepped up to the next level in this movie. Sarah Connor is no longer a damsel in distress; she is now a person that could go a few rounds with Chuck Norris and probably make it out okay. I love how her character has progressed from the first movie to the second. Another great thing about this movie is Edward Furlong as the ten year old John Connor. He is hilarious and he steals the show from Arnold in almost every scene. Also, turning Arnold into a protagonist is much more appealing because we all just like him better that way. Robert Patrick as the T-1000 is a great villain and the CGI they used on the character still looks really good today for the most part. I just liked the story better than the first, I liked the characters better, and I liked the humor in it, too. Great movie, Grade: A+
King Kong 2005,  PG-13)
King Kong
This was a true cinema epic. Everything Peter Jackson touches turns to gold. Grade: A-
Jurassic Park 1993,  PG-13)
Jurassic Park
When I was a kid, this was a movie I watched weekly. All I cared about back then was the dinosaurs, but when I watch it now, I realize that there's a great story in there as well. The characters are interesting, Jeff Goldblum steals the show from the other actors, the excitement and suspense is enthralling and the dinosaurs look awesome. Grade: A+
Toy Story 1995,  G)
Toy Story
It was the first in a new wave of how we make make cartoons and its probably the best kids movie ever made. A blend of a perfect story, hilarious and memorable characters and great animation. Grade: A
Toy Story 2 1999,  G)
Toy Story 2
Could anything ever beat the original Toy Story? No, but the next installment does a good job of continuing the lives of these toys. Grade: A
Toy Story 3 2010,  G)
Toy Story 3
Finally, a movie that can compete against the original Toy Story. And that movie is another Toy Story movie.Yes its the movie that us fans have been waiting for. I have no doubt that most of the people who saw this in theaters were young adults who either loved the first two as little kids or older adults who loved watching the first two with their kids. This next (and hopefully last) installment in the story of these toys that we love provides heart, adventure and a satisfying ending that might leave you in tears. Grade: A
Gran Torino 2009,  R)
Gran Torino
One of Clint Eastwood's finest performances. The only character that he played that I like better is Dirty Harry, but this was a close second. Grade: A-
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 2011,  PG-13)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
The greatest Harry Potter movie ever. Period. Grade: A
Transformers 2007,  PG-13)
I had absolutely no interest in seeing this movie so I was pretty much dragged to the theater. The biggest surprise was that I loved this movie! The CGI on the robots were flawlessly done, the battles were intense and exciting and Shia LaBeouf wasn't that bad either. Grade: B
Iron Man 2008,  PG-13)
Iron Man
The best pre-Avenger flick, and a movie that shows a great origin story of one of the coolest heroes out there. I thought it was great that they took what is considered to be a B character in the comics and they made him into the what is probably the most popular marvel character. Grade: A-
Captain America: The First Avenger 2011,  PG-13)
Captain America: The First Avenger
This was a very good movie. The Captain is my favorite Avenger, so naturally I had high expectations for this film. Did it surpass them? No. But I still loved it. It is my second favorite pre-Avengers flick next to the original Iron Man. Grade: A-
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980,  PG)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
In addition to Empire being the best Star Wars movie ever made, Empire is also just one of the best movies ever made, period. Grade: A+
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977,  PG)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
An amazing cinematic experience that changed the way we look at movies today. Grade: A
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983,  PG)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
My least favorite of the original trilogy, but still a great movie. Grade: B
Batman Begins 2005,  PG-13)
Batman Begins
Thank God for Batman & Robin! Because without that awful movie, we may never have gotten the reboot we so desperately needed. This is a terrific beginning to what has become an amazing trilogy. I loved the way they told the origin story of how Bruce Wayne became Batman because we hadn't seen that in any other Batman film before. I thought that the way they made the world of Batman and the city of Gotham as realistic as they could was a stroke of genius. Everything is completely real and it doesn't feel like a typical superhero movie. The acting is great, the characters are fleshed out and the story is dark and captivating. Grade: A-
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982,  PG)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
A true sci-fi classic. Grade: A-
No Country for Old Men 2007,  R)
No Country for Old Men
Okay, first time viewing: "Eh, it's alright." (About two years later) second time viewing: "Hmm, not bad." (About a year later) third time viewing: "Wow, this is amazing!" That was pretty much how this movie was for me. I don't know why it took me so long to fully realize how great it is, but I'm glad I finally did. No Country for Old Men is a terrific movie with great performances by Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson and, oh yeah, Javier Bardem who is spectacular in this movie. The story is great and the violence is gruesome. Long story short, it's awesome. Grade: A
The Princess Bride 1987,  PG)
The Princess Bride
The title strikes no interest in anybody, but once you watch it, you're glad you did. This is a great movie with hilarious comedy and memorable characters. Grade: B+
As Good As It Gets 1997,  PG-13)
As Good As It Gets
This is one of Jack Nicholson's best roles to date. I loved it because it turned out to be a comedy/drama. It wasn't overly humorous and it wasn't over dramatic. Nicholson plays his role flawlessly and halfway through the movie you actually like the character's personality for some reason. Definitely the best romantic comedy/drama I've ever seen. Grade: A+
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012,  PG-13)
The Amazing Spider-Man
I was skeptical about this, but after seeing the first trailer, I knew it would be awesome. I actually like this movie better than the first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man. I like the fact that Peter Parker is in high school. I like that he's more of an outcast instead of a straight up nerd. I like that they brought in Gwen Stacy before Mary-Jane and it's awesome that they got Emma Stone in that role. I also loved that they decided to employ an entirely different story than the earlier movies. There are lots of different versions of Spider-Man and each one is as cool as the next. I liked that they decided to do the back story with Peter's parents because they never explored it at all in the earlier movies. And in terms of the villain, I thought that the Lizard was a really great choice. The CGI was awesome and I really liked his character as well. All in all, rebooting the series turned out to be a good idea and I can't wait to see what this new franchise brings. Grade: A-
Spider-Man 2 2004,  PG-13)
Spider-Man 2
What's the only thing better than Spider-Man? Spider-Man 2. This story delves deeper into Peter Parker's soul as he struggles to balance his life as the crime fighter and his life as the student. Throw in having to see the love of his life engaged to Mr. Perfect and having to battle his new friend turned enemy Doc Ock, Peter realizes that Spider-Man is destroying his life. This leads him to make a final decision that will impact his life as well as the citizens of New York. This movie is a classic tragic hero story with the hero asking himself, 'Why me?'. This movie marks the first time that the hero has asked himself that question and we actually get insight into how he truly feels about his other identity. For that reason, Grade: B+
Spider-Man 2002,  PG-13)
The most succesful film franchise that Marvel has ever created started with this. When this came out, it was revolutionary in the CGI that took your breath away. Of course it we have much better CGI today, but in 2002, Spider-Man was only second to Lord of the Rings in its visual effects. The story was captivating, the acting was superb, the Green Goblin's costume was...cheesy, but still cool. This pioneer in amazing super-hero flicks set the stage for one amazing sequel and one horrible sequel to that. Grade: B+
X-Men: First Class 2011,  PG-13)
X-Men: First Class
The greatest of the X-Men movies? Yes, by far. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have the characters that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen portrayed down to a tee. Grade:A-
Dirty Harry 1971,  R)
Dirty Harry
Clint Eastwood's best movie. Grade: A
The Grey 2012,  R)
The Grey
Amazingly disturbing movie. Grade: A-
Spaceballs 1987,  PG)
No Star Wars parody will ever come close to Spaceballs. Well, maybe Family Guy, but this is better. Mel Brooks is one of the greatest comedic writers I've ever seen and this movie is a true testament of that. Grade: A-
The Fighter 2010,  R)
The Fighter
It's not hard to describe how great this movie is. Everyone in it is fantastic and there are no weak links. The story is captivating and the characters are great. I cared about Micky and his problems as much as I cared about Dicky and his problems. Christian Bale's performance as Dicky was what sold it for me in the end. He definitely deserved the Oscar he received. Again, this movie is a masterpiece. Grade: A+
Looper 2012,  R)
End of Watch 2012,  R)
End of Watch
This is the best cop movie I've ever seen. It seemed completely real and everyone was perfect in their roles. For their roles in this movie, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena should get nomiated for Oscars. Grade: A
Argo 2012,  R)
This was a great movie. The cast is full of great actors and when the suspense starts, it never lets up. Grade: A
Zombieland 2009,  R)
Awesome!!!! I love this movie. Woody Harrelson is always great and he was hilarious in this. I love the combiantion of gory violence and comedy and this is one of the movies that does it perfectly. Grade: A
Skyfall 2012,  PG-13)
This movie was nearly perfect. The most intense Bond film I've ever seen and probably one of the most intense out of them all. The story is so simple, yet it keeps you involved and on the edge of your seat the whole time. Daniel Craig plays a great James Bond for the third consecutive time and Javier Bardem plays a great villain. This is definitely one of the best films of 2012. Grade: A
Hugo 2011,  PG)
I thought this movie was very good. I liked the way they combined the fictional story of Hugo with the real story of the history of film. Everything was very well executed and the performances were all great. As much as I liked The Artist, Hugo should've beaten it for Best Picture. Grade: B+
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012,  PG-13)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
I completely fell in love with this movie. The story was great, the action was great and the performances were great by all the actors. From the moment it started I was hooked and I never wanted it to end. It felt great to return to Middle-Earth and when the film ended, I wanted to see more. I cannot wait for part two next year. Grade: A+
Reservoir Dogs 1992,  R)
Reservoir Dogs
This movie was awesome. Pulp Fiction is known as Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece, but this was a pretty damn good start to his directorial career. There isn't a lot of exciting things going on for most of the film, but the dialogue is so well written that I was entertained the whole time. Another great thing about this movie is the casting because everyone in this movie was exceptional in their roles. I would say that the two best scenes are the opening scene for its humor and the final scene for the shocking conclusion that it gives. Great movie, Grade: A
Halloween 1978,  R)
This is one of the gems of the slasher genre. In a pool of such crappy movies as Jason and Leatherface, etc., Halloween is actually really good. And because I thought that it was creepy in 2012, I can't imagine what it must have felt like watching it in 1978. It's very rare that movies in this genre are actually acclaimed by not just horror freaks and regular audiences, but by actual critics as well. Props to them, and Grade: B+
Django Unchained 2012,  R)
Django Unchained
Tarantino has done it again because Django Unchained is a perfect example of great filmmaking. The dialogue is awesome, the acting is spectacular and the action sequences are just bloody fun. This movie, like every Tarantino movie that I've seen, had me completely entertained the entire time.There were so many great performances in this, but my personal favorite was of course Christoph Waltz. This year was great for amazing movies, but for me, Django Unchained takes the number one spot. Grade: A+
Kick-Ass 2010,  R)
Holy crap, that was awesome. I loved this movie. It takes the super hero genre and puts a more realistic spin on it while making it an awesome violent action comedy. I did not expect it to be this good. The only bad part about it was the fact that it had to end at some point. Grade: A+

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