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The best 101 Movies ever! Part 5

Updated on April 12, 2015

A dark horse emerges.

Here come the modern day classics!

Did you think that Taken, Willy Wonka and the Dark Knight were coming? All lists are hard, but this one was brain racking.

A great scene among many!

Here is 101 and better.

101. The Naked Gun (1988) No most would not have included this. I did because it is Leslie's best, had a great cast and was awesome!

100. Taken (2011) - They will take you! I made this one number 100 because, the action, suspense and shocking moments were unlike anything else I had seen. I can't believe they tried sequels, but there is money to be made. Liam's character was relentless and over the top in a great way!

99. The Thing (1980)- This was of course a dark horse like taken was. As well done as this classic was and as much as it caught the attention of an entire generation, it gets overlooked. I do not see how since the cast story and creation were awesome! This was Kurt Russel's best.

98. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)- I like Cagney much better in other roles but this was a classic all by itself.

97. The Dark Knight (2012)- Many will be surprised at this one's appearance. I have to say, in the bottom 5 on this list, this was the no brainer. Heath was amazing and the supporting cast filled in well. It would have gone higher if Katie Holmes returned as Rachel. Maggie Gyllenpill was annoying, but the only actual mistake here.

96. The Shining- Redrum was on the horizon. An evil so insidious that not even all supernatural powers can conquer, waits for us all. Not everyone survives when Johnny cuts loose.

95. Pulp Fiction (1994) - Samuel L. Jackson stole the show and broke out onto to Hollywood's stardust pile. I loved him in this. Ezekiel 25:17.

94. A Place in the Sun (1954)- Elizabeth Taylor, and Raymond Burr unite to make this list. A romance gone wrong, or misunderstood.

93. Goodfellas (1990) - According to most, this is one of the best mobster movies coming from Hollywood. The cast had many unknowns that jelled perfectly together. Samuel L. Jackson had a small role in it, among others.

92. Platoon (1986) Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, and Tom Berenger give their best ever performances. Oliver Stone went a little too far with the anti American crap, but this was very well done.

91. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) James Caviezel will be remembered for The Passion, but he was awesome in this heart wrenching drama.

90. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 ) Jack Albertson and Gene Wilder were perfect in this. How in the world is Gene going to his grave without an Oscar or Golden Globe?

89. Fargo (1996 ) Though not one of my favorites, this is hard to leave off completely.

88. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977 ) The music scene in this was amazing. For it's time the special effects were impressive.

87. Forest Gump (1994) This one was like a box of chocolates. I almost had it higher, but the drawing in of J.F.K.'s lips, and the bit about him teaching Elvis was a little too much for me. It was still iconic though.

"Tom was so awesome to work with on this! " Siobhan Fallon- Dorothy Harris, the bus driver.

86. Brian's Song - (1971 ) This was another one that brought out the best in the cast members. So many true stories like this one, get over looked.

85.The Sixth Sense (1999)- This had one of the most shocking and best endings ever! Many movies on this list can say that most of the cast gave their best ever. This one is no exception.

84. Easy Rider (1969) Considered a classic. Peter Fonda was never better.

83 . The Searchers (1956) This is John Wayne's first appearance on this list. This is a must see for Western fans!

82. Saving Private Ryan (1998) This may be the best movie that Hanks was in. He didn't have to carry this one like he did many others. This was one of the most diverse casts I have ever seen. The lay out of this adventure was as impressive as any other.

81.Guess Whose Coming to Dinner (1967 ) Poitier, Spenser, and Katharine star in an unexpected comedy.


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    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Yes. Especially Leslie singing the National Anthem!

      Thanks for the comment!

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      Judy Specht 

      6 years ago from California

      Naked Gun cracks me up. Out takes from it show up in some of the crazies places.

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thank you VC!

      Cagney was one of a kind!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I never get enough of Yankee Doodle Dandy! Enjoyed these lists. Up and sharing.

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thank you! You two are AWESOME!

      I thought I would have caught heck for Taken, The Naked Gun and Willy being on here instead of Network, Taxi , and Clockwork, by now. I am glad I haven't!

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      I agree! Yankee Doodle Dandy was probably the best musical ever made, My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you! Well done.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Larry Rankin 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

      And we have our final installment. Wonderful series. I have looked forward to each installment.


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