Movies that are beautifulby dottedcircles | created - 12 Dec 2012 | updated - 23 Feb 2013 | Public
Just compiling a list of my favorite movies. Not necessarily the world's favorites! I will keep updating this list as and when I come across some cool movies! The list is not in any particular order. Enjoy the list!
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1. Lady in the Water (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.
Votes: 92,081 | Gross: $42.29M
Plot is fantasy, of course. But the music score by James Newton Howard was too strong and delicate that I ended up liking!
2. The Spitfire Grill (1996)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama
Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,137 | Gross: $12.64M
One word - Beautiful
4. Free Willy (1993)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.
Votes: 64,415 | Gross: $77.70M
I was around 6 or 7 years old when this movie came out. A childhood favorite! :)
5. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 958,516 | Gross: $19.50M
6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Votes: 94,262 | Gross: $31.85M
7. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.
Votes: 364,185 | Gross: $56.82M
9. Seabiscuit (2003)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
Votes: 63,973 | Gross: $120.28M
10. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played golf against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.
Votes: 26,356 | Gross: $15.33M
11. The Blind Side (2009)
PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Votes: 273,825 | Gross: $255.96M
12. Freedom Writers (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
Votes: 63,180 | Gross: $36.61M
14. The Karate Kid (2010)
PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family
Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.
Votes: 150,258 | Gross: $176.59M
17. Another Earth (2011)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Votes: 87,173 | Gross: $1.32M
18. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Votes: 667,028 | Gross: $33.23M
20. Exam (2009)
Not Rated | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller
Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one seemingly simple question. However, it doesn't take long for confusion to ensue and tensions to unravel.
21. War Horse (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.
Votes: 139,258 | Gross: $79.88M
22. The Illusionist (2010)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.
Votes: 32,211 | Gross: $2.23M
23. Capricorn One (1977)
PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller
A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.
24. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 251,954 | Gross: $173.84M
26. Contact (1997)
PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Votes: 240,408 | Gross: $100.92M
27. The Hurt Locker (2008)
R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
Votes: 400,238 | Gross: $17.02M
28. Frost/Nixon (2008)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 98,311 | Gross: $18.59M