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Title Year Rating Rank Review
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial1982981
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981981
Saving Private Ryan1998981
Schindlers List1993981
Catch Me If You Can2002966
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind1977966
Color Purple, The1985966
Jurassic Park1993966
Pacific Rim2013966(full review)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence20019313
Bridge of Spies20159313
Minority Report20029313
Ready Player One20189313
Captain America: The Winter Soldier20149218(full review)
Creed20159218(full review)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes20149218(full review)
Iron Man 320139218(full review)
Rush (2013)20139218(full review)
Oz: The Great and Powerful20139123(full review)
Man of Steel20139024(full review)
Whiplash20149024 - "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, The20148826(full review)
Kingsman: The Secret Service20158727(full review)
Snowpiercer20138628(full review)
Adventures of Tintin, The20118529
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade19898529
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The19978529
Temple of Doom19848529
The Sugarland Express19748529
War Horse20118529
4220138436(full review)
Elysium20138237(full review)
Kick-Ass 220137938(full review)
Olympus Has Fallen20137339(full review)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull20086940
Evil Dead (2013)20136641(full review)
Empire of the Sun19876542
The BFG20166542
The Post20176542
The Terminal20046542
War of the Worlds20056542
Counselor, The20136350
Wolverine, The20136350(full review)
Transformers: Age of Extinction20146252(full review)
All the Money in the World20175053
House of Gucci20215053
Amazing Spider-Man 2, The20143555(full review)
Admission20133256(full review)
Amazing Spider-Man, The20122557(full review)