Top 100 Movies

Here are my Top 100 Movies of all time, each rated 5 out of 5 stars. The Top 10 are really interchangeable in their specific order. It’s hard to pick a single #1 movie of all time, but all 10 of these are worthy in my opinion. Part of what makes a movie Top 100 for me is that I never seem to get tired of watching the movie again and again over the years, often times getting something new out of it. And each of these films feels “complete” to me. I generally don’t wonder if there’s something missing from them. I simply love them for what they are, whether they are “perfect” in the eyes of others or not. They’re perfect to me!

– Brad Swenson

1-10:

Gladiator (2000)
Heat (1995)
Field of Dreams (1989)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Se7en (1995)
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Dead Poets Society (1989)

11-25 (in alphabetical order):

Braveheart (1995)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Glory (1989)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
The Hunt For Red October (1990)
Inception (2010)
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Life as a House (2001)
Predator (1987)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Thunderheart (1992)

26-50 (in alphabetical order):

Apollo 13 (1995)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Contact (1997)
Days of Thunder (1990)
Die Hard (1988)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Hoosiers (1986)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Abyss (1989)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Insider (1999)
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Titanic (1997)
Top Gun (1986)

51-100 (in alphabetical order):

(500) Days of Summer (2009)
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
A River Runs Through It (1992)
A Single Man (2009)
Almost Famous (2000)
Back to the Future (1985)
Backdraft (1991)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Class Action (1991)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Dead Calm (1989)
Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
Elizabeth (1998)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Fight Club (1999)
Gattaca (1997)
Ghostbusters (1984)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Outbreak (1995)
Patriot Games (1992)
Phenomenon (1996)
Point Break (1991)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Rudy (1993)
Scent of a Woman (1992)
Speed (1994)
Stand by Me (1986)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn (1982)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Sunshine (2007)
Superman II (1980)
The Bodyguard (1992)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Cell (2000)
The Color of Money (1986)
The Deep End (2001)
The Firm (1993)
The Fugitive (1993)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
The Karate Kid (1984)
The Last Kiss (2006)
The Matrix (1999)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Social Network (2010)
The Town (2010)
Traffic (2000)
Unforgiven (1992)

* Last updated on September 29, 2011.

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  20. Wow, very impressive. I am so in love with the fact that your top ten list contains such films as ‘Dances With Wolves’, ‘Field of Dreams’ and ‘Dead Poets Society’ with not a sight of ‘The Godfather’! So unusual these days, as these films tend to be pushed back to some dark corner of one’s mind and branded as ‘too sentimental’ if you like.

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