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My List of Great Movies

Updated on February 1, 2015

Here is a list of some good and great movies

These are some of my favorite movies from science fiction to comedy to drama and more. Not all of the are great, but I like them. There are a lot of reasons why movies are successful. Talent is key but also of importance is setting and story. I find that if I like a particular actor, like Al Pacino, I am rarely disappointed with movies that he is in. A good measure of a movie is whether it can be considered great even a long time after it was released. I'm thinking of "Gone With the Wind". It is timeless. Not all of the movies on my list are timeless, but some of them are.

10 Great Movies - Your chance to pick

Here is a poll allowing you to pick which of these movies you like the best. After the poll, you can see details for each one. Whether you agree that these are great or not, you should try to watch them. These are quite popular films. As a result, much of the plot is now part of the general knowledge. If you don't watch, you will miss out on popular jokes or themes that enter society from these movies.

Which is your favorite movie?

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Braveheart - A classic epic about Scottish history

This is a great movie. It has passion, action, comedy, scenery and more. And history. And suspense. What doesn't it have? A great, timeless movie.

Back to the Future - Time travel is possible

I love the comedy and action in this series. I could watch it anytime.

Star Trek - Over 40 years of mainstream science fiction

Very popular science fiction movies. William Shatner literally changed the world. Mr. Spock makes being a geek cool. Scotty can do anything. What about Captain Pickard? Sauve!

Pretty Woman - A very popular movie

Julia Roberts is awesome. Richard Gere is fantastic. This is a great date night film for any couple to watch. It has the elements of comedy, suspense, drama, and surprise. Even the background music is fun!

The Bourne Identity - Awesome spy thriller movies

Great movies. The original with Richard Chamberlain was excellent and the new ones with Matt Damon are even better. The genre has become a little diluted. One movie was even made without Matt. While it was exciting, it was not of the same high caliber as the originals. For the true Bourne experience, only those with Richard Chamerlain or Matt Damon fit the bill.

Star Wars - Episodes 3 - 5

This was a fabulous movie in 1977. They repeated the magic with two more in the original trilogy. Many people have still only watched the early movies. Production is now underway for the seventh, and more are planned as well. This is quite a franchise.

What great movies are on your list? - Comedy, drama, science-fiction, others?

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I also really loved the drama, The Trip to Bountiful with the late Geraldine Page.

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      I'm a fan of classic movies - some great, some simply beloved. :)

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      You've got a great list of favorites! Many are mine as well...I just had to vote for Pretty Woman though, couldn't resist. :)

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      RedShoesGirl 5 years ago

      i have seen all of them and i agree with you.great movies.

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      RedShoesGirl 5 years ago

      i have seen all of them and i agree with you.great movies.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Some great movies listed here. I am more of a fan of the classics but I guess as I get older many of the films I saw in my earlier years are already becoming classics! :)

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      I LOVE Pretty Woman, I guess I would always hope my prince would come like that. For Suspense, I love the whole Bourne series and Deja Vu with Denzel. Great movies

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      Paul Turner 7 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      I will say any of the Clint Eastwood, Man With No Name series.

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      photofk3 7 years ago

      From the list of movies you gave, my favorite is Pretty Woman. My other favorites are Black Hawk Down, the Die Hard Quadrilogy, and the Terminator films.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love all the HP movies but the Bourne series is a real thriller series, I like those too!!

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      termit_bronx 7 years ago

      Harry Potter movies are really great and I love Back To The Future Trilogy!

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      SweetMarie83 LM 7 years ago

      The Harry Potter movies are among my all-time favorites...I also love Pretty Woman and most other Julia Roberts movies. Other than that, I love the movies Labyrinth, PS I Love You, and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies...I could go on and on lol. Great lens!

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      MissBuffySpears 7 years ago

      My favorite movie is Titanic :) Out of these my favorite is probably Back to the Future! Nice lens :)

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      Kimsworld LM 7 years ago

      Even though my all time favorite movie was not listed... Star Wars is definitely in the top 20.

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      Yourshowman LM 7 years ago

      You have some great movies here. It was difficult to choose the favorite movie.

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      Tom Fattes 7 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Great list of movies. My favorite of all time is probably The Sting. At least half the movies you have here are on my top 10 as well.

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      KDimmick 7 years ago

      Some good movies in your list.

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      I actually liked "The Bourne Ultimatum" from the Trilogy, but it was not on your list above. I would have chosen it above "Gone With The Wind".

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      These are all great movies!

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      Andy-Po 7 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. My favourite is possibly "The Graduate"

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      more than you can imagine :)

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      pompom210 7 years ago

      Hey Smith,

      Thanks for your list.

      I really enjoyed:






      Sunshine & Blessings,


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      blujeanmomma 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      A few of my favorite movies are - A Hard Days Night, Miracle on 34th street, Panic in Needle Park, Woodstock and A Christmas Story (among dozens of others. You have hit several of my favorites like Star Wars, Back to the Future & Serpico.

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Trading Places

      Movies with James Cagney

      mostly older movies

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      Senora M 7 years ago

      pretty woman! dirty dancing! :)

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      Jacqueline Marshall 7 years ago from Chicago area

      Nice selection!

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      javr 7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @thesuccess2: Great idea! I'll add it right away.

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      JanieceTobey 7 years ago

      Erin Brockovich was a favorite of mine. It's been years since I've seen it now, but I remember really enjoying it.

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      thesuccess2 7 years ago

      Always love "Ten Best" lenses. How about a poll which of these is your favorite?

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      kimark421 7 years ago

      Braveheart is a fantastic movie. Pretty far off historically, but mighty entertaining. Thanks for the lens!