Movie Recommendations

If you are staring blankly at a move title with tears welling in your eyes thinking: “should I watch this?” Then this post is for you!

Below are a list of the movies I have watched (and remembered). To save you the hassle of hunting down movies on rotten tomatoes to figure out if you’d want to watch it, I will put each movie into one of 5 categories. Hopefully, this will help you to decide whether a movie is worthy of watching.

Easy mate: a one-stop-shop. If you watch the movie and don’t agree with my rating, you can slag me off in the comments.

I’m not going to rate them on whether they are mindless comedies or intense dramas – I figure that if you’ve come this far in the movie selection process, you know enough about the movie to decide for yourself what type of movie you’d like to watch.

Keep in mind, I’ve done this as an “all things considered, would I consider this movie worth sitting down and watching for a second time if I had all of these movies at my choosing” not as a “that movie was cinematic dynamite” type thing. These aren’t necessarily rated on their quality, but more on how willing I am to watch them again – arguably a more telling review of a film.

Here we go:

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You have to make time to see these movies

12 Angry Men

300

Aliens

Anchorman

Back to the Future: At least 1 and 3

Blood Diamond

Cars

Crash

District 9

Forest Gump

Gladiator

Good Will Hunting

His Girl Friday

Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Arc/The Last Crusade

Interview with a Vampire

Jurassic Park

L.A. Confidential

Love Actually

Notebook

Platoon

Romeo and Juliet

Saving Private Ryan

Schindler’s List

Shaun of the Dead

Shawshank Redemption

Stand By Me

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy

Terminator: All

The Cider House Rules

The King’s Speech

The Prestige

To Kill a Mockingbird

Toy Story: Trilogy

Up

Zoolander

I’d pay to watch these movies again

21 Jump Street

28 Days Later

40 Year Old Virgin

8 Men Out

8 Mile

A Few Good Men

A League of Their Own (if you turn it off with 5 minutes to go)

A Time to Kill

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

American History X

American Psycho

Any Given Sunday

Apocalypse Now

Apollo 13

Baseketball

Basketball Diaries

Batmand Begins

Be Kind Rewind

Blues Brothers

Bonds: Namely Goldeneye and Casino Royale

Boondock Saints

Bridesmaids

Brokedown Palace

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Cheats

Clerks

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Clueless

Contact

Dead Poet’s Society

Die Hard and Die Hard with a Vengeance

Dodgeball

Dracula

Eat, Pray, Love

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fern Gully

Fight Club

Finding Nemo

From Hell

Fugitive

Ghost

Ghostbusters

Goodellas

Green Street Hooligans

Groundhog Day

Happy Gilmore

Hocus Pocus

How to Make an American Quilt

Into the Wild

Invictus

Iron Man

Life As A House

Life is Beautiful

Madagascar: 1 and 2

Mallrats

Moneyball

Napoleon Dynamite

North by Northwest

Office Space

Once Upon A Time in Mexico

Out of Africa

Outbreak

Paris Je T’aime

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Pleasantville

Predator

Pulp Fiction

Raging Bull

Remember the Titans

Resident Evil

Rock’n’Rolla

Se7en

Shop Around the Corner

Silence of the Lambs

Slumdog Millionaire

Speed

Sphere

Star Wars: The New Trilogy

Transformers

The Beach

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Day After Tomorrow

The English Patient

The Hangover

The Hunger Games

The Illusionist

The Joy Luck Club

The Mask

The Motorcycle Diaries

The Negotiator

The Ninth Gate

The Planet of the Apes (Original)

The Quiet American

The Ref

The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The Terminal

The Truman Show

The Usual Suspects

The Wedding Singer

The Whole 9 Yards

The X Files Movie: Fight the Future

Troy

Tombstone

Tree of Life

Tropic Thunder

Twister

Wayne’s World

What Dreams May Come

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Without Limits

X-Men: First Class

If  it was on, I’d watch it

10 Things I Hate About You

101 Dalmations

2012

40 Days 40 Nights

50/50

61*

A Bug’s Life

A Fish Called Wanda

A Room With A View

Alive

Analyse This

Air Force One

Almost Famous

American Pie

Andre

Armageddon

As Good As It Gets

Avatar

Bad Santa

Balls of Fury

Beaches

Bedazzled

Big

Billy Maddison

Bend it like Beckham

Beverly Hills Ninja

Blade

Blast from the Past

Bodyguard

Braveheart

Bring it On

Brokeback Mountain

Broken Arrow

Cape Fear

Cast Away

Children of Men

Chocolat

Cliffhanger

Corrina, Corrina

Clue

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Conspiracy Theory

Cool Runnings

Couples Retreat

Cruel Intentions

Cube

Daddy Day Care

Death at a Funeral

Die Hard 2/4

Dracula Dead and Loving It

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Dumb and Dumber

Easy A

Edward Scissorhands

Ed Wood

Emma

Empire of the Sun

Empire Records

Enchanted

Erin Brocovich

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eurotrip

Father of the Bride

Field of Dreams

Final Destination

Finding Neverland

From Dusk Til Dawn

Ghost Writer

Goal!

Grown Ups

Half Nelson

Hannibal

Happy Feet

He Got Game

Heathers

Hercules Returns

Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy

Holy Grail

Hot Fuzz

House of Sand and Fog

How to Train your Dragon

I Am Legend

I, Robot

I Capture the Castle

Ice Age

In and Out

I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Love You, Man

Inception

Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom

Jaws

Jewel of the Nile

Joe’s Apartment

Joe Versus the Volcano

Jumper

Labyrinth

LadyHawke

Lantana

Leap Year

Legally Blonde

Les Miserables

Liar, Liar

Life of Brian

Little Miss Sunshine

Lord of the Rings: Trilogy

Machinist

Mad Max 2

Man On Wire

Matilda

Mean Girls

Mean Machine

Men In Black

Mermaids

Miss Congeniality

Mission: Impossible

Mission to Mars

Monsieur Lazhar

Navy SEALS

Never Been Kissed

Ocean’s 11

Old School

Oranges and Sunshine

Over the Hedge

Overboard

Paradise Road

Paul

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pearl Harbour (if you turn it off with 5 minutes to go)

Point Break

Pride and Prejudice

Prometheus

Pump Up the Volume

Pups

Quills

Ramboes

Rango

Rat Race

Robin Hood

Rockies

Romper Stomper

Ronin

Run, Lola, Run

Rush Hour

Saved!

Scream

Shine

Shrek

Shutter Island

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Space Jam

Searching for Bobby Fischer

Sex and the City

Shakespeare in Love

Shallow Hal

Six Days Seven Nights

Sleepers

Snake Eyes

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

Species

Stargate

Starship Troopers

Surf’s Up

Swing Voter

Syriana

Take this Waltz

Tank Girl

Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny

The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Air Up There

The Blair Witch Project

The Boat that Rocked

The Break-Up

The Bucket List

The Devil Wears Prada

The Emperor’s Club

The Family Stone

The Fast and the Furious

The Last Boy Scout

The Life Aquatic

The Little Shop of Horrors

The Matrix

The Mummy

The Muppets

The Nanny Diaries

The Net

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Shining

The Shipping News

The Simpsons Movie

The Sixth Sense

The Social Network

The Town

The Village

The Visitors

Things We Lost in the Fire

Three Kings

Throw Momma from the Train

Tin Cup

Titanic

Top Gun

Total Recall

Trainspotting

Trapped in Paradise

U-571

Uncle Buck

Under the Tuscan Sun

Untraceable

V For Vendetta

Vantage Point

Wall-E

Waterworld

W.E.

What About Bob?

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

When A Man Loves A Woman

While You Were Sleeping

Wicker Park

Wild Things

You’ve Got Mail

Young Guns

No

10,000 B.C.

Alexander

Anything with Jennifer Lopez

Big Daddy

Big Momma’s House

Boat Trip

Bridget Jones’ Diary

Cars 2

Clash of the Titans

Encino Man

Ghost Rider

Hancock

Hereafter

He’s Just Not That Into You

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Indiana Jones: The 4th One

Juno

Kill Bill

Midnight in Paris

Open Season

Phenomenon

Pretty Woman

Public Enemies

Sex and the City 2

The Lake House

The Men Who Stare At Goats

The Proposal

The X Files Movie: I Want to Believe

Transporter

Unbreakable

Wanderlust

What Women Want

Wild, Wild West

Not if your life depended on it

Astronaut Farmer

Battlefield Earth

Duets

Failure to Launch

Transformers 2

If I’ve forgotten any, please let me know below.

If you disagree with anything, please let me know.

If you agree with anything, please let me know.

If you’d like more information, please…ask

(Geez I’ve seen some rubbish!)

7 responses

  1. thesweetkitten

    No Lawrence of Arabia?

    09/27/2012 at 17:58

    • Haven’t actually seen it the whole way through. Probably in the “If you have time” category along with Ben Hur, Spartacus and the Ten Commandments…

      09/27/2012 at 18:02

  2. petit4chocolatier

    I love this post! I have seen many of them, and there are some I definitely agree to not see again or not at all!

    09/28/2012 at 09:29

    • Two questions:

      If you were only allowed to watch one movie for the rest of your life (for some weird reason) what would it be?

      If you could remove all trace of one movie from human existence, what would it be?

      09/28/2012 at 12:02

      • petit4chocolatier

        I could watch Empire of the Sun, and I would remove Bio-dome!

        09/28/2012 at 21:03

        • Interesting actors involved there. I could’ve put any Christian Bale movie in the must see category and any Paulie Shore movie with the Jennifer Lopez…

          10/05/2012 at 00:56

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