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My Favorite Movies

Just a list (in no particular order) of my all-time favorite movies

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Directed by Lorene Scafaria. With Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt. As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

In Bruges (2008)

Directed by Martin McDonagh. With Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington. Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Directed by Frank Darabont. With Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler. Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Love Actually (2003)

Directed by Richard Curtis. With Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney. Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Directed by Martin McDonagh. With Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken. A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Crash (2004)

Directed by Paul Haggis. With Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave. Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

The Tesseract (2003)

Directed by Oxide Chun Pang. With Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Saskia Reeves, Alexander Rendell, Carlo Nanni. A psychologist, an Englishman, a bellboy and a wounded female assasin have their fates crossed at a sleazy Bangkok hotel.

The Power of Few (2013)

Directed by Leone Marucci. With Christopher Walken, Juvenile, Christian Slater, Q'orianka Kilcher. Religious conspiracy collides with urban crime in a story told from multiple perspectives.

Man on Fire (2004)

Directed by Tony Scott. With Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell. In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Fallen (1998)

Directed by Gregory Hoblit. With Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz. Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Frailty (2001)

Directed by Bill Paxton. With Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O'Leary. A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions led to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."

Signs (2002)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. With Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin. A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

Directed by George Lucas. With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness. Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Directed by Irvin Kershner. With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams. After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

Directed by Richard Marquand. With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams. After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies. Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri. After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott. When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon. After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace. A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Deadpool (2016)

Directed by Tim Miller. With Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein. A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

Batman Begins (2005)

Directed by Christopher Nolan. With Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson. After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Directed by Christopher Nolan. With Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine. When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Directed by Christopher Nolan. With Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Riot (TV Movie 1997)

Directed by Richard Di Lello, David C. Johnson, Alex Munoz. With Dante Basco, Kieu Chinh, Mako, Alexis Cruz. In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee and his parents run Good Neighbor Liquor in South Central L.A. Theirs is an Asian family of "old world" values at odds with a modern world-cultures that are about to clash in ways they never imagined. In Caught ...