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Title Year Rating Rank Review
Abyss, The19891001
Schindlers List19931001(full review)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial1982985
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981985
Saving Private Ryan1998985
Catch Me If You Can2002969
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind1977969
Color Purple, The1985969
Jurassic Park1993969
Pacific Rim2013969(full review)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence20019316
Bridge of Spies20159316
Minority Report20029316
Ready Player One20189316
Captain America: The Winter Soldier20149221(full review)
Creed20159221(full review)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes20149221(full review)
Iron Man 320139221(full review)
Rush (2013)20139221(full review)
Oz: The Great and Powerful20139126(full review)
Man of Steel20139027(full review)
Whiplash20149027 - "Whiplash" is not about drumming, or jazz, or even about music. It's about the blood, sweat, tears, and drive it takes to achieve greatness. Like an asexual up-tempo version of "Black Swan," it's not my favorite film of the year or even of the Oscar nominations, but it's definitely the one I identify with the most. It does more to establish itself substantively than "Boyhood" and "Birdman" combined despite existing in similar thematic realms. It's straightforward, tight, fresh, exhilarating, and a *literal* slap in the face to today's grotesque self-esteem boosting participation medal "everyone wins" culture. And it doesn't need any of "Boyhood" or "Birdman"'s filmmaking gimmicks to do the trick. Those of you who were in band with me in high school might appreciate J.K. Simmons' drill sergeant conductor personality more than most, given our experiences. The only difference is that Simmons actually knows how to spit swears. He's amazing. And finally Miles Teller gets to shine in a film actually worth remembering.
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The20148829(full review)
Kingsman: The Secret Service20158730(full review)
Snowpiercer20138631(full review)
Adventures of Tintin, The20118532
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade19898532
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The19978532
Temple of Doom19848532
The Sugarland Express19748532
War Horse20118532
4220138439(full review)
Elysium20138240(full review)
Kick-Ass 220137941(full review)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day19917542
Olympus Has Fallen20137344(full review)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull20086945
Evil Dead (2013)20136646(full review)
Empire of the Sun19876547
The BFG20166547
The Post20176547
The Terminal20046547
War of the Worlds20056547
Counselor, The20136355
Wolverine, The20136355(full review)
Transformers: Age of Extinction20146257(full review)
All the Money in the World20175058
House of Gucci20215058
Amazing Spider-Man 2, The20143560(full review)
Admission20133261(full review)
Amazing Spider-Man, The20122562(full review)

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