johnmason's Top 250 Favorite Movies of All Time

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Collateral 2004, 120 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Tom CruiseJamie FoxxJada Pinkett Smith

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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Heat 1995, 188 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Al PacinoRobert De NiroVal Kilmer

Action Thriller    Action    Caper

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A Few Good Men 1992, 138 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: Tom CruiseJack NicholsonDemi Moore

Based-on-Theatre    Courtroom Drama    Crime

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The Rock 1996, 136 min.

Michael Bay     Starring: Sean ConneryNicolas CageEd Harris

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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Galaxy Quest 1999, 102 min.

Dean Parisot     Starring: Tim AllenAlan RickmanTony Shalhoub

Comedy    Sci-Fi Comedy    Science Fiction

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Se7en 1995, 127 min.

David Fincher     Starring: Brad PittMorgan FreemanGwyneth Paltrow

Crime Thriller    Crime    Police Detective Film

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Speed 1994, 116 min.

Jan de Bont     Starring: Keanu ReevesDennis HopperSandra Bullock

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Alien 1979, 117 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Tom SkerrittSigourney WeaverIan Holm

Body Horror    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Horror

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Lilo & Stitch 2002, 85 min.

Dean DeBlois     Starring: Chris SandersJason Scott LeeKevin Richardson

Animation    Comedy    Family

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The Incredibles 2004, 115 min.

Brad Bird     Starring: Craig T. NelsonHolly HunterSamuel L. Jackson

Action Comedy    Action    Adventure

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Grumpy Old Men 1993, 103 min.

Donald Petrie     Starring: Jack LemmonWalter MatthauAnn-Margret

Buddy Film    Comedy    Comedy Drama

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Gremlins 1984, 106 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: Zach GalliganPhoebe CatesCorey Feldman

Comedy    Holiday Film    Horror

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Pitch Black 2000, 112 min.

David Twohy     Starring: Vin DieselRadha MitchellCole Hauser

Horror    Monster Film    Science Fiction

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Gladiator 2000, 155 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Russell CroweJoaquin PhoenixConnie Nielsen

Action    Adventure Drama    Adventure

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The Rocketeer 1991, 108 min.

Joe Johnston     Starring: Billy CampbellJennifer ConnellyAlan Arkin

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Comics

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Gravity 2013, 91 min.

Alfonso Cuarón     Starring: Sandra BullockGeorge ClooneyEd Harris

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Drama

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Ratatouille 2007, 111 min.

Brad Bird     Starring: Peter O'TooleIan HolmJaneane Garofalo

Animation    Comedy    Family-Oriented Comedy

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Ransom 1996, 139 min.

Ron Howard     Starring: Mel GibsonRene RussoGary Sinise

Crime    Crime Thriller    Thriller

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Memento 2000, 113 min.

Christopher Nolan     Starring: Guy PearceCarrie-Anne MossJoe Pantoliano

Crime Thriller    Crime    Mindbender

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Liar Liar 1997, 86 min.

Tom Shadyac     Starring: Jim CarreyMaura TierneySwoosie Kurtz

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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WALL·E 2008, 98 min.

Andrew Stanton     Starring: Fred WillardJeff GarlinBen Burtt

Adventure Comedy    Animation    Comedy

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As Good As It Gets 1997, 139 min.

James L. Brooks     Starring: Jack NicholsonHelen HuntGreg Kinnear

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Frequency 2000, 118 min.

Gregory Hoblit     Starring: Dennis QuaidJim CaviezelElizabeth Mitchell

Drama    Family Drama    Fantasy

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A Simple Plan 1998, 121 min.

Sam Raimi     Starring: Brent BriscoeBridget FondaBill Paxton

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Ocean's Eleven 2001, 116 min.

Steven Soderbergh     Starring: George ClooneyMatt DamonAndy Garcia

Caper    Comedy    Crime Comedy

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Rain Man 1988, 133 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Dustin HoffmanTom CruiseValeria Golino

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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Toy Story 2 1999, 92 min.

John Lasseter     Starring: Tom HanksTim AllenJoan Cusack

Adventure    Animation    Comedy

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Toy Story 1995, 81 min.

John Lasseter     Starring: Don RicklesWallace ShawnJim Varney

Adventure    Animation    Comedy

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Lethal Weapon 1987, 117 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Mel GibsonDanny GloverGary Busey

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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Star Trek Beyond 2016, 122 min.

Justin Lin     Starring: Chris PineZachary QuintoZoe Saldana

Action    Adventure    Sci-Fi Action

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Face/Off 1997, 138 min.

John Woo     Starring: John TravoltaNicolas CageJoan Allen

Action Thriller    Action    Chase Movie

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All Is Lost 2013, 106 min.

J.C. Chandor     Starring: Robert Redford

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Drama

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Twister 1996, 113 min.

Jan de Bont     Starring: Helen HuntBill PaxtonCary Elwes

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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John Wick 2014, 96 min.

Chad Stahelski     Starring: Keanu ReevesMichael NyqvistAlfie Allen

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Tropic Thunder 2008, 106 min.

Ben Stiller     Starring: Ben StillerRobert Downey Jr.Jack Black

Action Comedy    Action    Adventure Comedy

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Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers 1993, 30 min.

Nick Park     Starring: Peter Sallis

Animation    Comedy    Crime

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Star Wars 1977, 121 min.

George Lucas     Starring: Mark HamillHarrison FordCarrie Fisher

Action    Adventure    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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Forrest Gump 1994, 142 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Tom HanksRobin WrightGary Sinise

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Groundhog Day 1993, 101 min.

Harold Ramis     Starring: Bill MurrayAndie MacDowellChris Elliott

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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Star Trek 2009, 127 min.

J.J. Abrams     Starring: Chris PineZachary QuintoLeonard Nimoy

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Television

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Deadpool 2016, 106 min.

Tim Miller     Starring: Ryan ReynoldsMorena BaccarinEd Skrein

Action Comedy    Action    Based-on-Comics

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Thor: Ragnarok 2017, 130 min.

Taika Waititi     Starring: Chris HemsworthMark RuffaloTom Hiddleston

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Comics

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Spider-Man 2 2004, 127 min.

Sam Raimi     Starring: Tobey MaguireKirsten DunstJames Franco

Action    Based-on-Comics    Science Fiction

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Incredibles 2 2018, 118 min.

Brad Bird     Starring: Craig T. NelsonHolly HunterSarah Vowell

Action Comedy    Action    Animation

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Inside Out 2015, 94 min.

Pete Docter     Starring: Amy PoehlerPhyllis SmithMindy Kaling

Animation    Comedy    Family

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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 2005, 103 min.

Shane Black     Starring: Robert Downey Jr.Val KilmerMichelle Monaghan

Comedy    Crime Comedy    Crime

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Flight 2012, 138 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Denzel WashingtonKelly ReillyJohn Goodman

Addiction Drama    Disaster Film    Drama

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The Fifth Element 1997, 126 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Bruce WillisMilla JovovichIan Holm

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

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Rush Hour 1998, 97 min.

Brett Ratner     Starring: Chris TuckerTom WilkinsonElizabeth Peña

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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Juno 2007, 96 min.

Jason Reitman     Starring: Ellen PageMichael CeraJennifer Garner

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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Batman Forever 1995, 122 min.

Joel Schumacher     Starring: Val KilmerTommy Lee JonesJim Carrey

Action    Based-on-Comics    Buddy Film

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X2 2003, 133 min.

Bryan Singer     Starring: Hugh JackmanHalle BerryPatrick Stewart

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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Tarzan 1999, 88 min.

Chris Buck     Starring: Tony GoldwynGlenn CloseWayne Knight

Adventure    Animated Musical    Animation

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Kung Fu Panda 2008, 92 min.

John Stevenson     Starring: Jack BlackDustin HoffmanJames Hong

Adventure    Animal Picture    Animation

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Being John Malkovich 1999, 112 min.

Spike Jonze     Starring: John CusackCameron DiazJohn Malkovich

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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Cloverfield 2008, 85 min.

Matt Reeves     Starring: Lizzy CaplanT.J. MillerMike Vogel

Action    Disaster Film    Found Footage Film

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Over the Hedge 2006, 83 min.

Tim Johnson     Starring: Bruce WillisGarry ShandlingSteve Carell

Animation    Based-on-Comics    Comedy

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Hot Shots! 1991, 84 min.

Jim Abrahams     Starring: Charlie SheenValeria GolinoJon Cryer

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Military Comedy

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About Time 2013, 123 min.

Richard Curtis     Starring: Domhnall GleesonRachel McAdamsBill Nighy

Comedy Drama    Drama    Fantasy Comedy

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Room 2015, 118 min.

Lenny Abrahamson     Starring: Brie LarsonJacob TremblayJoan Allen

Childhood Drama    Drama    Escape Film

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Air Force One 1997, 124 min.

Wolfgang Petersen     Starring: Harrison FordGary OldmanWendy Crewson

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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Tootsie 1982, 119 min.

Sydney Pollack     Starring: Dustin HoffmanJessica LangeTeri Garr

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Errors    Comedy

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Looper 2012, 118 min.

Rian Johnson     Starring: Joseph Gordon-LevittBruce WillisEmily Blunt

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Bird Box 2018, 124 min.

Susanne Bier     Starring: Sandra BullockTrevante RhodesJohn Malkovich

Dystopian Film    Horror    Monster Film

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Wild Things 1998, 108 min.

John McNaughton     Starring: Kevin BaconMatt DillonNeve Campbell

Crime    Crime Thriller    Erotic Thriller

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GoldenEye 1995, 130 min.

Martin Campbell     Starring: Pierce BrosnanSean BeanIzabella Scorupco

Action Thriller    Action    Adventure

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Warrior 2011, 141 min.

Gavin O'Connor     Starring: Tom HardyNick NolteJoel Edgerton

Action    Drama    Family Drama

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Snowpiercer 2013, 126 min.

Joon-ho Bong     Starring: Chris EvansTilda SwintonJohn Hurt

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

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Reign of Fire 2002, 101 min.

Rob Bowman     Starring: Matthew McConaugheyChristian BaleIzabella Scorupco

Action    Adventure    Fantasy

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Big Hero 6 2014, 102 min.

Don Hall, Chris Williams     Starring: Ryan PotterScott AdsitJamie Chung

Action    Adventure Comedy    Adventure

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Mad City 1997, 114 min.

Costa-Gavras     Starring: John TravoltaDustin HoffmanMia Kirshner

Drama    Political Drama    Message Movie

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Gone Baby Gone 2007, 114 min.

Ben Affleck     Starring: Casey AffleckMichelle MonaghanMorgan Freeman

Detective Film    Mystery    Thriller

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Argo 2012, 120 min.

Ben Affleck     Starring: Ben AffleckBryan CranstonAlan Arkin

Based-on-a-True-Story    Docudrama    Drama

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Toy Story 3 2010, 102 min.

Lee Unkrich     Starring: Tim AllenTom HanksJohn Ratzenberger

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Animation

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Super 8 2011, 112 min.

J.J. Abrams     Starring: Joel CourtneyElle FanningKyle Chandler

Action Thriller    Action    Coming-of-Age

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Rush 2013, 123 min.

Ron Howard     Starring: Chris HemsworthDaniel BrühlOlivia Wilde

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Docudrama

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Deja Vu 2006, 126 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Denzel WashingtonPaula PattonVal Kilmer