Rankings and Shortlistsby The_Badger_Man | created - 15 Jan 2017 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Yearly Rankings: 2020* | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014
Director Rankings: JJ Abrams | Wes Anderson | Joon-ho Bong | Tim Burton | James Cameron | John Carpenter | George Clooney | Sofia Coppola | Wes Craven | Alfonso Cuarón | David Fincher | Gavin Hood | Ron Howard | Sergio Leone | James Mangold | Michael Mann | Tom McCarthy | John McTiernan | Sam Mendes | Andrew Niccol | Christopher Nolan | Alexander Payne | James Ponsoldt | Robert Redford | Guy Ritchie | M Night Shyamalan | Quentin Tarantino | Tarsem | David Twohy | Peter Weir
Writer Rankings: Aaron Sorkin
Actor Rankings: Tom Cruise
Franchises Rankings: Alien/Predator* | Halloween | Hannibal | James Bond (Sean Connery) | James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) | James Bond (Daniel Craig) | Mission: Impossible | A Nightmare on Elm Street | Planet of the Apes | Rocky | Star Trek | Star Wars | X-Men
Miscellaneous Lists: Actors Actresses Composers Directors Film Scores Foreign-Language TV Dramas TV Sitcoms Voices
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1. Dr. No (1962)
PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Votes: 142,516 | Gross: $16.07M
My Sean Connery/James Bond Rankings:
1. From Russia with Love 2. Dr. No 3. Goldfinger 4. Never Say Never Again 5. Thunderball 6. You Only Live Twice 7. Diamonds Are Forever
2. Aladdin (2019)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Votes: 206,221 | Gross: $355.56M
My Guy Ritchie Rankings:
1. Snatch. 2. RocknRolla 3. The Gentlemen 4. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 5. Sherlock Holmes 6. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 7. Aladdin 8. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 9. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 10. Revolver 11. Swept Away
3. The Gentlemen (2019)
R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.
My Top 5 of 2020:
1. The Gentlemen 2. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn 3. 4. 5.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
R | 91 min | Horror
The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
Votes: 197,392 | Gross: $25.50M
My A Nightmare on Elm Street Rankings:
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 3. New Nightmare 4. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 5. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 6. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 7. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) 8. Freddy vs. Jason 9. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
5. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 1,038,087 | Gross: $130.10M
My Sam Mendes Rankings:
1. American Beauty 2. Road to Perdition 3. 1917 4. Skyfall 5. Revolutionary Road 6. Spectre 7. Jarhead 8. Away We Go
6. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama
American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Votes: 217,153 | Gross: $117.62M
My Top 5 of 2019:
1. Parasite 2. Knives Out 3. Ford v Ferrari 4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 5. Waves
7. Eye in the Sky (2015)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Votes: 76,295 | Gross: $18.70M
My Gavin Hood Rankings:
1. Eye in the Sky 2. Ender's Game 3. Official Secrets 4. Tsotsi 5. Rendition 6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
8. A Few Good Men (1992)
R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller
Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.
Votes: 225,952 | Gross: $141.34M
My Top 10 Tom Cruise Movies:
1. A Few Good Men 2. Mission: Impossible et al. 3. Jack Reacher 4. War of the Worlds 5. The Last Samurai 6. The Firm 7. Minority Report 8. Collateral 9. Edge of Tomorrow 10. Eyes Wide Shut
9. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Votes: 226,915 | Gross: $119.52M
My James Mangold Rankings:
1. Ford v Ferrari 2. Cop Land 3. Kate & Leopold 4. The Wolverine 5. Walk the Line 6. Identity 7. 3:10 to Yuma 8. Logan 9. Knight and Day 10. Girl, Interrupted 11. Heavy
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The surviving members of the resistance face the First Order once again, and the legendary conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak bringing the Skywalker saga to its end.
Votes: 325,241 | Gross: $515.20M
My Star Wars Rankings:
1. Revenge of the Sith 2. Star Wars 3. The Empire Strikes Back 4. The Force Awakens 5. The Last Jedi 6. Return of the Jedi 7. Solo 8. Attack of the Clones 9. The Phantom Menace 10. The Rise of Skywalker 11. Rogue One
11. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
IMF agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fiancée in response.
Votes: 320,448 | Gross: $134.03M
My JJ Abrams Rankings:
1. Star Trek 2. Mission: Impossible III 3. The Force Awakens 4. Star Trek Into Darkness 5. Super 8 6. The Rise of Skywalker
12. GoldenEye (1995)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Years after a friend and fellow 00 agent is killed on a joint mission, a secret space based weapons program known as "GoldenEye" is stolen. James Bond sets out to stop a Russian crime syndicate from using the weapon.
Votes: 232,366 | Gross: $106.60M
My Pierce Brosnan/James Bond Rankings:
1. GoldenEye 2. Tomorrow Never Dies 3. The World is Not Enough 4. Die Another Day
13. Fargo (2014– )
TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.
My Top 5 Dramas:
1. Fargo (2014-Present) 2. Game of Thrones (2011-2019) 3. 24 (2001-2010) 4. Breaking Bad (2008-2013) 5. Black Mirror (2011-Present)
14. The Office (2005–2013)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
My Top 5 Sitcoms:
1. Seinfeld (1989-1998) 2. Arrested Development (2003-Present) 3. The Office (2005-2013) 4. The Thick of It (2005-2012) 5. Cobra Kai (2018-Present)
15. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In a small Korean province in 1986, two detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.
Votes: 122,812 | Gross: $0.01M
My Joon-ho Bong Rankings:
1. Parasite 2. Memories of Murder 3. Mother 4. Snowpiercer 5. The Host 6. Barking Dogs Never Bite 7. Okja
16. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix, causing the X-Men to decide if her life is worth more than all of humanity.
Votes: 138,955 | Gross: $65.85M
My X-Men Movie Rankings:
1. X-Men: First Class 2. X-Men: Days of Future Past 3. X-Men 4. The Wolverine 5. X2 6. X-Men: The Last Stand 7. Logan 8. Dark Phoenix 9. X-Men: Apocalypse 10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
17. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 499,928 | Gross: $117.24M
My Rocky Rankings:
1. Rocky 2. Rocky Balboa 3. Rocky III 4. Creed 5. Rocky II 6. Creed II 7. Rocky IV 8. Rocky V
18. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.
Votes: 307,267 | Gross: $45.51M
My Wes Anderson Rankings:
1. Fantastic Mr. Fox 2. Moonrise Kingdom 3. Isle of Dogs 4. The Royal Tenenbaums 5. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 6. Rushmore 7. Bottle Rocket 8. The Darjeeling Limited 9. The Grand Budapest Hotel
19. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,756,946 | Gross: $107.93M
My Quentin Tarantino Rankings:
1. Pulp Fiction 2. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 3. Reservoir Dogs 4. Inglourious Basterds 5. The Hateful Eight 6. Django Unchained 7. Jackie Brown 8. Kill Bill 9. Death Proof
20. Spotlight (I) (2015)
R | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Votes: 398,389 | Gross: $45.06M
My Tom McCarthy Rankings:
1. Spotlight 2. Win Win 3. The Visitor 4. The Station Agent 5. The Cobbler
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
Votes: 196,131 | Gross: $93.93M
My Peter Weir Rankings;
1. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2. The Truman Show 3. Dead Poets Society 4. Gallipoli 5. Picnic at Hanging Rock 6. Green Card 7. Witness 8. The Way Back 9. The Year of Living Dangerously 10. Fearless 11. The Last Wave 12. The Mosquito Coast 13. The Cars That Ate Paris
22. The End of the Tour (2015)
R | 106 min | Biography, Drama
The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
Votes: 27,649 | Gross: $2.99M
My James Ponsoldt Rankings:
1. Smashed 2. The End of the Tour 3. The Spectacular Now 4. Off the Black 5. The Circle
23. The Ides of March (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Votes: 211,399 | Gross: $40.96M
My George Clooney (Director) Rankings:
1. The Ides of March 2. Leatherheads 3. Suburbicon 4. Good Night, and Good Luck. 5. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 6. The Monuments Men
24. Casino Royale (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After earning 00 status and a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007. Bond must defeat a private banker funding terrorists in a high-stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro.
Votes: 564,462 | Gross: $167.45M
My Daniel Craig/James Bond Rankings:
1. Casino Royale 2. Quantum of Solace 3. Skyfall 4. Spectre
25. Roma (2018)
R | 135 min | Drama
A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
My Top 5 Foreign-Language Films:
1. Diabolique (France) 2. Roma (Mexico) 3. City of God (Brazil) 4. Parasite (South Korea) 5. Run Lola Run (Germany)
26. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 884,585 | Gross: $293.51M
My M. Night Shyamalan Rankings:
1. Signs 2. Split 3. Unbreakable 4. The Sixth Sense 5. The Village 6. Glass 7. The Visit 8. Lady in the Water 9. The Happening 10. Wide Awake 11. After Earth 12. The Last Airbender
27. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang.
My Top 5 John Carpenter Movies:
1. Assault on Precinct 13 2. The Thing 3. Halloween 4. The Fog 5. Escape from New York
28. Roma (2018)
R | 135 min | Drama
A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
My Top 5 of 2018:
1. Roma 2. Searching 3. The Death of Stalin 4. First Man 5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
29. The Fall (2006)
R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.
Votes: 104,914 | Gross: $2.28M
My Tarsem Rankings:
1. The Fall 2. The Cell 3. Mirror Mirror 4. Self/Less 5. Immortals
30. Rush (I) (2013)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Votes: 416,789 | Gross: $26.95M
My Top 5 Ron Howard Movies:
1. Rush 2. Ransom 3. A Beautiful Mind 4. Frost/Nixon 5. Parenthood
31. Mission: Impossible (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Votes: 375,263 | Gross: $180.98M
My Mission: Impossible Rankings:
1. Mission: Impossible III 2. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 3. Mission: Impossible 4. Mission: Impossible - Fallout 4. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 5. Mission: Impossible 2
32. Quiz Show (1994)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.
Votes: 62,942 | Gross: $24.82M
My Robert Redford Rankings:
1. Ordinary People 2. Quiz Show 3. The Horse Whisperer 4. Lions for Lambs 5. The Milagro Beanfield War 6. The Legend of Bagger Vance 7. The Conspirator 8. A River Runs Through It 9. The Company You Keep
33. Lord of War (2005)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an INTERPOL Agent.
Votes: 287,430 | Gross: $24.15M
My Andrew Niccol Rankings:
1. Gattaca 2. Lord of War 3. In Time 4. Good Kill 5. S1m0ne 6. The Host 7. Anon
34. Pitch Black (2000)
R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.
Votes: 220,699 | Gross: $39.24M
My David Twohy Rankings:
1. Pitch Black 2. Riddick 3. A Perfect Getaway 4. Below 5. The Chronicles of Riddick 6. The Arrival
35. Children of Men (2006)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Votes: 448,839 | Gross: $35.55M
My Alfonso Cuarón Rankings:
1. Children of Men 2. Roma 3. Gravity 4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 5. A Little Princess 6. Great Expectations 7. Sólo con tu pareja 8. Y tu mamá también
36. Somewhere (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Votes: 41,596 | Gross: $1.77M
My Sofia Coppola Rankings:
1. Somewhere 2. The Bling Ring 3. Lost in Translation 4. The Beguiled 5. The Virgin Suicides 6. Marie Antoinette
37. Molly's Game (2017)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
Votes: 128,462 | Gross: $28.78M
My Aaron Sorkin Screenplay Rankings:
1. A Few Good Men 2. The Social Network 3. Moneyball 4. Molly's Game 5. The American President 6. Steve Jobs 7. Malice 8. Charlie Wilson's War
38. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
My Top 5 of 2017:
1. It Comes at Night 2. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. 3. Brawl in Cell Block 99 4. Brigsby Bear 5. Split
39. Nebraska (2013)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
Votes: 109,500 | Gross: $17.65M
My Alexander Payne Rankings:
1. Nebraska 2. The Descendants 3. Sideways 4. About Schmidt 5. Election 6. Downsizing 7. Citizen Ruth
40. Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Votes: 568,728 | Gross: $257.73M
My Star Trek Movie Rankings:
1. Star Trek (2009) 2. The Wrath of Khan (1982) 3. The Search for Spock (1984) 4. The Voyage Home (1986) 5. Generations (1994) 6. Into Darkness (2013) 7. The Undiscovered Country (1991) 8. The Final Frontier (1989) 9. Beyond (2016) 10. First Contact (1996) 11. Insurrection (1998) 12. Nemesis (2002) 13. The Motion Picture (1979)
41. The Last House on the Left (1972)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
Two teenage girls heading to a rock concert for one's birthday try to score marijuana in the city, where they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.
Votes: 31,240 | Gross: $3.10M
My Top 5 Wes Craven Movies:
1. The Last House on the Left 2. Red Eye 3. Scream 4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5. The Hills Have Eyes
42. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Votes: 517,515 | Gross: $188.37M
My Christopher Nolan Rankings:
1. Batman Begins 2. The Dark Knight 3. Memento 4. The Prestige 5. Inception 6. Interstellar 7. Dunkirk 8. The Dark Knight Rises 9. Following 10. Insomnia
43. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.
Votes: 193,865 | Gross: $26.86M
My Top 5 of 2016:
1. La La Land 2. Hell or High Water 3. Eye in the Sky 4. Hunt for the Wilderpeople 5. Christine
44. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,214,561 | Gross: $130.74M
My Hannibal Rankings:
1. The Silence of the Lambs 2. Hannibal (TV) 3. Red Dragon 4. Hannibal 5. Hannibal Rising
45. Predator (1987)
R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi