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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
73%

"There are many sequences in the film that are pure art in the way sight and sound have been united on the screen."

Posted Feb 7, 2001
2
53%

"It manages to spread a little holiday cheer while serving as a springboard for self-reflection."

Posted Dec 18, 2000
3
92%

"Like all of Miyazaki's work, the animation is pristine and often breathtaking, particularly the sharply realized action sequences."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
4
97%

Jaws (1975)

"It was certainly the shocking opening that audiences expected from a film with such a catch-all title, and the rest of the movie wasn't half bad either."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
5
93%

Blue Velvet (1986)

"One of the few masterpieces of the Eighties, a gut-wrenching exposŤ of the seamier side of homespun Americana."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
6
39%

Armageddon (1998)

"If you're looking for brainless, manipulative fun -- look no further. And it has some pretty spiffy special effects."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
7
39%

Armageddon (1998)

"Yep, every angle covered... almost. They forgot something; plausibility."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
8
93%

Carrie (1976)

"De Palma's visual bravura elevates the film beyond mere plagiarism, and the deeply-felt emotions of the characters was something fresh in the genre in the mid-Seventies."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
9
83%

"There a lot of uncomfortable, albeit hilarious scenes."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
10
89%

Blade Runner (1982)

"Philip K. Dick's seminal SF novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is here transformed into a superior genre film, thanks to Ridley Scott's direction and visual futurist Syd Mead's amazing architectural prophecies."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
11
100%

Frankenstein (1931)

"To look into Karloff's limpid eyes, is to look into the essence of horror itself."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
12
86%

Heat (1995)

"Mann packs more into the nearly three-hour running time than most directors have achieved in their entire careers, and the film remains the director's best work to date."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
13
97%

Alien (1979)

"You could hear a pin drop during the more tense moments of Alien in theatres back in 1979."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
14
97%

Vertigo (1958)

"It's certainly the deepest, most thought-provoking film in Hitchcock's canon."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
15
94%

"There were some moving scenes, hilarious comedy, and a dramatic finale."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
16
89%

The Abyss (1989)

"The Abyss: Special Edition stands as a testament to suspense/sci-fi/fantasy film and is more than worth checking out."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
17
89%

The Abyss (1989)

"The most cringe-worthy dialogue this side of a Sly Stallone flick."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
18
85%

"Some modern-day moviegoers weaned on thrill-a-minute filmmaking may grow tiresome of the films deliberate pace, but it is appropriate to the material. Subtlety in this genre is hard to find."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
19
40%

"What could have been a stirring, touching drama, like The Sixth Sense or Magnolia, unfortunately becomes soap opera mush."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
20
54%

"An implausible, wildly over-the-top thriller, with incredibly inept dialogue and supremely fuzzy characterisations, but -- and here's the irony -- it all adds up to wonderfully compelling entertainment."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
21
91%

The Shining (1980)

"No other horror film looks quite like this one, and John Alcott's superb cinematography is the reason for this."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
22
92%

"It is rare to see a film in which the performances, writing, narrative structure, direction, humor, and production design combine to create an outstanding and enchanting piece of work that is in essence, pure poetry."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
23
92%

"Patient filmgoers who can take pleasure in the inspired moments of it's secondary cast may find it worth the outlay."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
24
98%

King Kong (1933)

"This masterpiece has been the inspiration for many an inferior film ... but there never was a film to catch the imagination in quite the same way as the unbeatable original."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
25
98%

Aliens (1986)

"A non-stop actioner that will leave you breathless."

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Posted Jan 1, 2000
26
79%

Shanghai Noon (2000)

"A suprisingly sturdy piece of fluff with some real razzle-dazzle in the fighting department, and pretty funny too."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
27
96%

"Highly recommended, this film is one for every film lovers library."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
28
96%

"Full of the most awe-inspiring images in all cinema, 2001: A Space Odyssey marries drifting spacecraft with classical music, and it works beautifully."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
29
96%

"Close Encounters is a wondrous mixture of modern filmmaking techniques and the sensibilities of Walt Disney."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
30
92%

"A powerful piece of work."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
31
92%

"An intense, emotional ride through the hideous bowels of a war torn Europe."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
32
92%

"One of the finest, and the most thought-provoking film released in quite awhile."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
33
70%

"Any movie which has a woman named Alotta Fagina in it is worth seeing!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000
34
95%

Unforgiven (1992)

"If this is indeed Eastwood's last Western, then it's a helluva way to bow out."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
35
97%

"Big, baroque, brilliant."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
36
96%

"Incredible! Amazing! Terrific!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000
37
96%

". It transcends it's medium to become not only an excellent animated movie, but an excellent movie."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
38
100%

"Served up in Hitchcock's inimitable style, and with a liberal helping of thrilling suspense sequences that act like musical notes in a symphony, this film is one of the very best films made in the Fifties."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
39
88%

"The Exorcist gets right to the heart of what scares us, and mounts an assault on our primal fears."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
40
73%

Snatch (2001)

"Deserves better, because it is."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
41
83%

"Stylish, emotionally resonant, and unflinchingly gritty, American History X is clearly one of the year's best films."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
42
93%

"As a Vietnam War film, The Deer Hunter is as compelling as most others in the genre; as drama The Deer Hunter is superb."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
43
88%

Titanic (1997)

"Titanic is a very well-balanced film, with something to offer everyone."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
44
91%

"A splendid surprise."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
45
91%

"What is most endearing of Ever After are the well-fleshed out characters that populate it."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
46
41%

"A mildly entertaining waste of time."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
47
100%

Citizen Kane (1941)

"It showed its audience, and more significantly, Welles' fellow filmmakers, what cinema could do. Every American film made since owes it a sincere debt of gratitude."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
48
96%

Psycho (1960)

"It remains the scariest film ever made."

Posted Jan 1, 2000
49
87%

The Matrix (1999)

"A slam-bang sci-fi spectacular that shouldn't work, but somehow does."

Posted Jan 1, 2000