Ranking 50 of the Top 250 Movies on IMDb: Part 4

Three parts, thirty movies, twenty left to list. As the list dwindles choosing which films rank higher over others gets harder but I am ready to send you all the next part to this thrilling series. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

19. Coco

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When Coco was coming out there was so much buzz around the film that I didn’t want to watch it but when I finally did I was blown away. I watched it late one evening and even though I was up at around one in the morning I wasn’t tired at all. This movie made me smile, it made me laugh, but most importantly, it made me cry. Oh my goodness, I cried so hard and couldn’t stop. This movie plucked my heartstrings as deeply as Miguel loved plucking the strings of his guitar. Lovely movie!

18. Die Hard

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Die Hard is definitely one of the best action movies of all time. And what makes it even more outrageously awesome is that Die Hard is, essentially, a Christmas movie. When you think Christmas movie one may immediately think of films like Home Alone or A Christmas Story but Die Hard is just as fun to watch while celebrating the wonderful holiday.

This movie will leave you gasping and wincing and shouting at the screen as it rivets your eyes to the screen from the beginning of the action to the end. And Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman’s performances on this movie were particularly sublime. I’ve only seen Die Hard twice but both times I watched the film I enjoyed it thoroughly.

17. Jurassic Park

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I saw Jurassic Park for the first time six years ago in a movie theater, in IMAX, and I was absolutely stunned. I had always heard about Jurassic Park. I knew it was a classic movie and that it had something to do with dinosaurs but beyond that, I had no knowledge of this film. So when I watched it for the first time it truly was a memorable experience.

The first section of the film is just a warmup to the absolutely horrifying situation that befalls these characters. I don’t think I’ve ever yelped with terror so much in a movie theater. Especially the part when it shows Samuel L. Jackson’s half-eaten arm. I literally screamed when I saw that. This is, in my opinion, Steven Spielberg’s best work.

15. Inception

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Inception is one of those movies that is so very complex that you have to watch multiple times to truly understand what is going on and yet that’s not a fault of the movie. In fact, that’s its greatest strength. With a stellar cast, phenomenal storytelling and directing, and a very unique plot that can’t be duplicated Inception is truly one of the greatest films of all time.

And the film’s conclusion still leaves me asking the simple question: “Is he out or is he stuck in limbo?” I still can’t figure it out.

14. The Godfather

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The Godfather came out in 1972 and even after forty-seven years this movie is still heralded as one of the greatest movies of all time. The Godfather is a work of art, telling a fictional but very similar account to the real Italian mob and their inner workings. Watching Michael Corleone turn from the sweet, innocent soldier boy to a full-blown mob boss was not only fascinating but told so well that one could only watch the film with eyes unmoved from the screen.

No mob film has been able to surpass The Godfather and there probably never will be.

13. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Ah, The Lord of the Rings, the greatest fantasy trilogy ever brought to the big screen. These movies have stood the test of time, showing how production companies could make incredibly expensive projects in succession and turn a profit while also delivering compelling storytelling that is truly awe-inspiring.

The Two Towers is an incredible second installment in a trilogy that was already amazing with The Fellowship of the Ring. And with the Battle of Helms Deep bringing about one of the most epic final sections of a movie in cinema history this film truly deserves all the praise it can get.

12. Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump is unlike any movie you’ve seen before. It could have easily been a super boring movie but the story of Forrest Gump was so interesting and so emotionally impactful that one can only watch the film from beginning to end without breaking any attention from the story at hand.

This movie has made me cry so hard and it’s definitely, in my opinion, Tom Hanks’ greatest role. He TOTALLY deserved an Oscar for portraying this character so perfectly and it is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time.

11. Up

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Up is one of those movies that you aren’t expecting to wow you and then by the film’s conclusion you’re sitting in a puddle of your own tears because the movie was so good. Up became the first animated movie to be nominated for both Best Picture and Best Animated Film and for good reason. If you’ve never seen this movie I implore you to do so. You will not be disappointed.

10. Alien

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When I think of science fiction and horror my mind immediately thinks of Alien. This is clearly one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen. But what makes Alien so brilliant is that it, in essence, isn’t trying to be a scary movie. It’s just…horrifying. To watch nearly the entire crew of the Nostromo slowly but surely wiped out in increasingly terrifying fashions over the course of an hour and fifty-six minutes is chilling. I am very confident in placing Alien at #10 on this list, for this truly is one of the greatest movies ever made.

So, those are the next set of movies. Tomorrow I count down the final films until I reach what will definitely be my favorite movie of all time, according to the movies I’ve seen on IMDb’s Top 250 films.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

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