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Benjamin Cox's Hall Of Fame

Updated on December 4, 2018
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Benjamin is a full-time carer and former volunteer DJ at his local hospital radio station. He has been reviewing films for over ten years.

The film's that are so good, they make you get out of seat and applaud...
The film's that are so good, they make you get out of seat and applaud... | Source

What's this, then?

Quite simply, this is my own personal Hall Of Fame - a prestigious list of links to every five-star review I've ever written. Each film here is one of the greatest in their particular field, be they action adventure, drama, documentary or comedy. You'll find some obscure gems alongside the iconic blockbusters and please bear in mind that this list is not exhaustive, recently published five-star articles will appear here alongside older articles. Please also note that this will contain links to articles on HubPages as well as ReelRundown. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy some of the following films as much as I did.

The sheer lunacy of 'Airplane!' relaunched the careers of Lloyd Bridges and Leslie Nielsen and made it the defining spoof picture.
The sheer lunacy of 'Airplane!' relaunched the careers of Lloyd Bridges and Leslie Nielsen and made it the defining spoof picture. | Source
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Written by Arthur C. Clarke & Stanley Kubrick.
  • Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester & Douglas Rain.


  • Airplane!
  • Written and directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker.
  • Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves.


  • Alien
  • Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Dan O'Bannon.
  • Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright.


  • Avengers Assemble
  • Written & directed by Joss Whedon.
  • Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddlestone, Samuel L. Jackson.

The stunning visuals of 'Blade Runner' are only part of what makes it such a great sci-fi film.
The stunning visuals of 'Blade Runner' are only part of what makes it such a great sci-fi film. | Source
  • Back To The Future
  • Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by Bob Gale & Robert Zemeckis.
  • Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson.


  • Batman Begins
  • Directed by Christopher Nolan. Written by Christopher Nolan & David. S Goyer.
  • Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, Katie Holmes.


  • Black Hawk Down
  • Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Ken Nolan.
  • Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana.


  • Blade Runner
  • Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Hampton Fancher & David Peoples.
  • Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah.


  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Written by Hampton Fancher & Michael Green.
  • Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Jared Leto.


  • Brief Encounter
  • Directed by David Lean. Written by Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean & Ronald Neame.
  • Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Cyril Raymond, Everley Gregg.

They'll always have Paris... The iconic war-time masterpiece 'Casablanca'.
They'll always have Paris... The iconic war-time masterpiece 'Casablanca'. | Source
  • Casablanca
  • Directed by Michael Curtiz. Written by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein & Howard Koch.
  • Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Heinreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt.


  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Directed by Martin Campbell. Written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & Paul Haggis.
  • Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench.


  • Celebration Day
  • Directed by Dick Carruthers.
  • Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Jason Bonham.


  • Citizen Kane
  • Directed by Orson Welles. Written by Herman J. Mankiewicz & Orson Welles.
  • Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins.


  • Collateral
  • Directed by Michael Mann. Written by Stuart Beattie.
  • Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Mark Ruffalo.


  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Directed by Ang Lee. Written by Hui-Ling Wang, James Schmaus & Kuo Jung Tsai.
  • Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen.

Alan Rickman's cinematic debut as the effortlessly charismatic Hans Gruber helps elevate 'Die Hard' above countless other action movies.
Alan Rickman's cinematic debut as the effortlessly charismatic Hans Gruber helps elevate 'Die Hard' above countless other action movies. | Source
  • Die Hard
  • Directed by John McTiernan. Written by Jeb Stuart & Steven E. de Souza.
  • Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Alexander Gudunov.


  • Donnie Darko
  • Written and directed by Richard Kelly.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Noah Wyle.


  • Fight Club
  • Directed by David Fincher. Written by Jim Uhls.
  • Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf.


  • For A Few Dollars More
  • Directed by Sergio Leone. Written by Luciano Vincenzoni & Sergio Leone.
  • Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega.


  • Frozen
  • Directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee. Written by Jennifer Lee.
  • Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathon Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fortana.


  • Goldfinger
  • Directed by Guy Hamilton. Written by Richard Maibaum & Paul Dehn.
  • Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Harold Sakata, Shirley Eaton.

Marvel's wonderfully off-kilter 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' is a welcome antidote to the flurry of usual superhero films.
Marvel's wonderfully off-kilter 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' is a welcome antidote to the flurry of usual superhero films. | Source
  • Groundhog Day
  • Directed by Harold Ramis. Written by Danny Rubin & Harold Ramis.
  • Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliot, Stephen Tobolowsky.


  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Directed by James Gunn. Written by James Gunn & Nicole Perlman.
  • Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel.



  • Inception
  • Written and directed by Christopher Nolan.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard.



  • Inside Out
  • Directed by Pete Docter & Ronaldo del Carmen. Written by Pete Docter, Meg LaFauve & Josh Cooley.
  • Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling.


  • It's A Wonderful Life
  • Directed by Frank Capra. Written by Francis Goodrich, Albert Hackett and Frank Capra.
  • James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers.

Like 'Mary Poppins', all these films are practically perfect in every way.
Like 'Mary Poppins', all these films are practically perfect in every way. | Source
  • Jaws
  • Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Peter Benchley & Carl Gottlieb.
  • Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary.


  • Life Itself
  • Directed by Steve James.
  • Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese, Steve James.



  • Mary Poppins
  • Directed by Robert Stevenson. Written by Bill Walsh & Don DaGradi.
  • Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber.


  • North By Northwest
  • Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Ernest Lehman.
  • Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis.


  • Ocean's Eleven (2001)
  • Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Written by Ted Griffin.
  • George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia.

'Pulp Fiction' continues to inspire film-makers more than 25 years after its release with its blend of unforgettable characters, timeless soundtrack and inventive story-telling.
'Pulp Fiction' continues to inspire film-makers more than 25 years after its release with its blend of unforgettable characters, timeless soundtrack and inventive story-telling. | Source
  • Philomena
  • Directed by Stephen Frears. Written by Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope.
  • Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Barbara Jefford.



  • Psycho (1960)
  • Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Joseph Stefano.
  • Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam.


  • Pulp Fiction
  • Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
  • John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette.


  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark
  • Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Lawrence Kasdan.
  • Harrison Ford, Paul Freeman, Karen Allen, John Rhys-Davis, Ronald Lacey.


  • Ring
  • Directed by Hideo Nakata. Written by Hiroshi Takahashi.
  • Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rikiya Ōtaka, Rie Inō

The classic musical 'Singin' In The Rain' certainly put a smile on my face...
The classic musical 'Singin' In The Rain' certainly put a smile on my face... | Source
  • Shaun Of The Dead
  • Directed by Edgar Wright. Written by Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright.
  • Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy.


  • Singin' In The Rain
  • Directed by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly. Written by Betty Comdon & Adolph Green.
  • Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Conner, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse.


  • Skyfall
  • Directed by Sam Mendes. Written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade & John Logan.
  • Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw.


  • Sound City
  • Directed by Dave Grohl. Written by Mark Monroe.
  • Dave Grohl, Mick Fleetwood, Josh Homme, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Krist Novoselic, Trent Reznor.


  • Speed
  • Directed by Jan de Bont. Written by Graham Yost.
  • Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Daniels, Joe Morton.


  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
  • Written and directed by George Lucas.
  • Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew


  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
  • Directed by Irvin Kershner. Written by Leigh Brackett & Lawrence Kasdan.
  • Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, Frank Oz, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew.


  • Strange Days
  • Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Written by James Cameron & Jay Cocks.
  • Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore.

James Cameron's nightmarish vision of the future in 'The Terminator' sparked a series that continues to rumble on.
James Cameron's nightmarish vision of the future in 'The Terminator' sparked a series that continues to rumble on. | Source
  • Team America: World Police
  • Directed by Trey Parker. Written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone & Pam Brady.
  • Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Kristen Miller, Masasa Moyo, Daran Norris.


  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Directed by James Cameron. Written by James Cameron & William Wisher Jr.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick.


  • The Bourne Identity
  • Directed by Doug Liman. Written by Tony Gilroy & William Blake Herron.
  • Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Clive Owen.


  • The Crow
  • Directed by Alex Proyas. Written by David J. Schow & John Shirley.
  • Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Ernie Hudson, Rochelle Davis.


  • The Dark Knight
  • Directed by Christopher Nolan. Written by Jonathon Nolan & Christopher Nolan.
  • Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman.



  • The Godfather
  • Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Written by Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola.
  • Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall.


  • The Gold Rush
  • Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.
  • Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray.


  • The Hangover
  • Directed by Todd Phillips. Written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore.
  • Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha.

'The Lord Of The Rings' is one series of films that really does rule them all...
'The Lord Of The Rings' is one series of films that really does rule them all... | Source
  • The Incredibles
  • Written and directed by Brad Bird.
  • Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Spencer Fox, Samuel L. Jackson.


  • The Lion King
  • Directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff. Written by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts & Linda Woolverton.
  • Matthew Broderick, Jonathon Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons.


  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
  • Directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson.
  • Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davis, Sean Bean, Liv Tyler, Christopher Lee.


  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
  • Directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson.
  • Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davis, Bernard Hill.


  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
  • Directed by Peter Jackson. Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson.
  • Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davis, Bernard Hill.


  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Written and directed by John Huston.
  • Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre.


  • The Matrix
  • Written and directed by The Wachkowskis.
  • Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving.


'WALL-E' is not just a beauty story but it's stunningly animated and has a genuine heart of gold. It's five-star, any day of the week!
'WALL-E' is not just a beauty story but it's stunningly animated and has a genuine heart of gold. It's five-star, any day of the week! | Source
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Directed by Robert Mulligan. Written by Horton Foote.
  • Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Brock Peters.


  • Toy Story
  • Directed by John Lasseter. Written by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen & Alex Sokolow.
  • Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger.


  • Toy Story 2
  • Directed by John Lasseter, Ash Brannon & Lee Unkrich. Written by Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlin & Chris Webb.
  • Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger.


  • Toy Story 3
  • Directed by Lee Unkrich. Written by Michael Arndt.
  • Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger.


  • Unforgiven
  • Directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by David Webb Peoples.
  • Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris.


  • WALL•E
  • Directed by Andrew Stanton. Written by Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon.
  • Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin.


  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman.
  • Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Kathleen Turner.

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    • asifahsankhan profile image

      asifahsankhan 

      23 months ago

      Thanks for the reply. : )

      Well, I think you should check out the Godfather Part II when you get some time off. It's an amazing sequel. And it's way way darker than the first one.

      Overall, your dedication towards movies is extraordinary.

      Looking forward to read more of your writings... cheers!

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      Benjamin Cox 

      23 months ago from Hampshire, UK

      Truthfully, I've only ever seen the first film but when I get around to writing the article (I have one enormous back-log, you see!), it will probably appear here as well.

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      asifahsankhan 

      23 months ago

      No Godfather Trilogy? Couldn't find it on your index list as well. No big deal though, just saying... I guess you'll eventually add it in the future.....probably saving it for later...

      PS: Overall, the whole thing is fantastic!

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      Pat Mills 

      3 years ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      Quite a roll call of good films. Had I not posted to Epinions for so many years, I could provide a big list of films that would get my highest rating. Thanks for sharing.

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