Best Movies Ever

Looking for a good movie to rent? Here's a list of can't-lose choices. Each one guaranteed to be extremely good. You may not like them all, but you'll find it hard to argue that any of them are not good. I've left out lots of my favorites striving to list only those I feel are universally good. Each movie is linked to more information about it in the Internet Movie Database, still the best web site on the planet! At the end you'll find a few great movies made before 1970.  I'll list more great classics over time. Please feel free to email me where you disagree with any of my selections or have suggestions for ones I've left out. If you're about my particular tastes, please also see my list of personal favorites. Enjoy!

2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Steve Carell never disappoints.
Winter's Bone (2010)

2010

Despicable Me (2010) Steve Carell also rocks voice acting in this lovely computer animated movie.
Town, The (2010) In a category all its own. Some of the best dialog and delivery I have ever watched.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
True Grit (2010)
Winter's Bone (2010)

2009

Avatar (2009)
A Christmas Carol (2009)

2008

Doubt (2008/I)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
WALL·E (2008)

2007

There Will Be Blood (2007)WALL·E (2008)

2006

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

2005

Brick (2005) (2005) [Tight plot and great acting from young unknowns. Watch these kid's careers!]
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
Transamerica (2005) [Clearly deserved the Oscar for best actress]

2004

The Aviator (2004)
Polar Express, The (2004) [Must see in 3D if at all possible]
Troy (2004)

2003

Finding Nimo (2003)
Last Samurai (2003)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) [Trilogy taken as one movie, I now consider this to be the best movie ever]
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

2002

Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Spider-Man (2002)
2001
K-PAX (2001)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
Man Who Wasn't There, The (2001)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Shrek (2001)
2000
6th Day, The (2000)
Cast Away (2000)
Chicken Run (2000)
Dinosaur (2000)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2000)
House of Mirth, The (2000)
Memento (2000)
Snatch (2000)
Traffic (2000)
1999
American Beauty (1999)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
eXistenZ (1999)
Matrix, The (1999)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Titus (1999)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
1998
Antz (1998)
Big Lebowski, The (1998)
Bug's Life, A (1998)
Bulworth (1998)
Dark City (1998)
Festen (1998) AKA The Celebration
Palmetto (1998)
Pleasantville (1998)
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
1997
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Contact (1997)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Lost Highway (1997)
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997)
Men in Black (1997)
Spanish Prisoner, The (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Wag the Dog (1997)
1996
Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996)
Bound (1996)
English Patient, The (1996)
Fargo (1996)
Freeway (1996)
Hamlet (1996)
Lone Star (1996)
Primal Fear (1996)
Tin Cup (1996)
1995
Apollo 13 (1995)
Beyond Rangoon (1995)
City of Lost Children, The (1995)
Dead ManWalking (1995)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Nick of Time (1995)
Toy Story (1995)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
1994
Color of Night (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Frankenstein (1994)
Hudsucker Proxy, The (1994)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Last Seduction, The (1994) (TV)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
1993
Addams Family Values (1993)
Alive (1993)
Coneheads (1993)
Dave (1993)
Falling Down (1993)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
M. Butterfly (1993)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1992
Basic Instinct (1992)
Crying Game, The (1992)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Far and Away (1992)
Few Good Men, A (1992)
Forever Young (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Player, The (1992)
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Red Rock West (1992)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Unforgiven (1992)
1991
Addams Family, The (1991)
Barton Fink (1991)
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
City Slickers (1991)
Dead Again (1991)
Grand Canyon (1991)
Hook (1991)
Kafka (1991)
L.A. Story (1991)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Rapture, The (1991)
Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Truly Madly Deeply (1991)
1990
12:01 PM (1990)
Awakenings (1990)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Ghost (1990)
Grifters, The (1990)
Hamlet (1990)
Handmaid's Tale, The (1990)
I Love You to Death (1990)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Life Is Sweet (1990)
Misery (1990)
Pacific Heights (1990)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Total Recall (1990)
1989
Always (1989)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Heathers (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
1988
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The (1988)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Cry in the Dark, A (1988)
D.O.A. (1988)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Fish Called Wanda, A (1988)
Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988)
Milagro Beanfield War, The (1988)
Scrooged (1988)
They Live (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1987
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Housekeeping (1987)
Princess Bride, The (1987)
RoboCop (1987)
Roxanne (1987)
Witches of Eastwick, The (1987)
1986
Blue Velvet (1986)
Fly, The (1986)
Jean de Florette (1986)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Manon of the Spring (1986)
Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
1985
After Hours (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
Brazil (1985)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1984
Against All Odds (1984)
Amadeus (1984)
Blood Simple (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Terminator, The (1984)
1983
Carmen (1983) [directed by Saura]
Fearless (1993)
1982
Hunger, The (1983)
Android (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Deathtrap (1982)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Year of Living Dangerously, The (1982)
1981
Body Heat (1981)
Boot, Das (1981)
1980
Elephant Man, The (1980)
Empire Strikes Back, The (1980)
Lathe of Heaven, The (1980) (TV)
Shining, The (1980)
Somewhere in Time (1980)
1979
Being There (1979)
Breaking Away (1979)
1977
Star Wars (1977)
1976
Logan's Run (1976)
Network (1976)
1975
Rocky Horror Picture Show, The (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1974
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
1973
Sleeper (1973)
1972
Godfather, The (1972)
1971
Andromeda Strain, The (1971)
Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
Harold and Maude (1971)
1970
MASH (1970)
Pre 1970s
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
West Side Story (1961)
Psycho (1960)
North by Northwest (1959)
Some Like It Hot (1959)



Vertigo (1958)
Rear Window (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954) [My vote for the 3rd best movie ever]
African Queen, The (1951)
Rope (1948)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
Wizard of Oz, The (1939) [I now consider this the 2nd best movie ever]

 
 
 
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