The list of Must Watch movies before you die
"Life Is In Their Hands -- Death Is On Their Minds!"
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
"America likes to watch"
A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.
"Let the Awe and Mystery of a Journey Unlike Any Other Begin"
Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.
"His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn't."
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
"Time waits for one man"
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
"Feel the wrath in IMAX"
King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
"In space no one can hear you scream."
A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates.
"The Horror. . . The Horror. . ."
During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe.
"They depended on each other. And the world depended on them."
The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day.
The story of how Bruce Wayne became what he was destined to be: Batman.
"Rangers Lead the Way."
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
"A Futuristic Vision Perfected [2007 Final Cut]"
Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
"Prepare to Go Ballistic"
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the US military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.
"Just for the fun of it!"
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.
"You were warned never to push Carrie to the limits. Now you must face the evil consequences."
A mousy and abused girl with telekinetic powers gets pushed too far on one special night.
"At the edge of the world, his journey begins."
A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.
"The true story of a real fake."
A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.
"To find her son, she did what no one else dared."
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.
"No children. No future. No hope."
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
"You'll wish it was only make-believe."
Young Andy Barclay gets the doll he wanted. However, he did not know it was alive!
"If you run you're dead...if you stay, you're dead again. Period."
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
"Hell wants him. Heaven won't take him. Earth needs him."
Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer and written by Kevin Brodbin, Mark Bomback and Frank Capello, Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back.
"What we've got here is failure to communicate."
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.
"Poison in his veins. Vengeance in his heart."
Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
"They built the city to see what makes us tick. Last night one of us went off."
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
"Heaven and Earth are about to collide."
Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
"Deliverance from evil"
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
"It will blow you through the back wall of the theater!"
New York cop John McClane gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building.
John McClane is forced to battle mercenaries who seize control of an airport's communications and threaten to cause plane crashes if their demands are not met.
"Think fast. Look alive. Die hard."
John McClane and a store owner must play a bomber's deadly game as they race around New York while trying to stop him.
"You are not welcome here."
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
"Every killer lives next door to someone"
A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer.
"The robbery should have taken 10 minutes. 4 hours later, the bank was like a circus sideshow. 8 hours later, it was the hottest thing on live T.V. 12 hours later, it was all history. And it's all true"
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
"Donnie Brasco. Based On A True Story."
An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one.
"Life is one long insane trip. Some people just have better directions."
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
"What the one doesn't have, the other is missing."
The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.
"To survive in a world at war, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him."
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
"It's not paranoia if they're really after you."
A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.
"Infinite Space - Infinite Terror"
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
"How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?"
An office employee and a soap salesman build a global organization to help vent male aggression.
"71% of the Earth's surface is covered by water. That's a lot of space to find one fish."
A father-son underwater adventure featuring Nemo, a boy clownfish, stolen from his coral reef home. His timid father must then travel to Sydney and search Sydney Harbour to find Nemo.
"The story of a lifetime."
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
"What would you do if you could change the past?"
An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.
"An Epic Story of the Vietnam War [Australia Theatrical]"
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam.
"His Triumph Changed The World Forever."
"Be ready to believe us."
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
"Father of a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife and I shall have my vengeance in this life or the next"
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
"As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955.
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
"Miracles do happen."
The story about the lives of guards on death row leading up to the execution of black man accused of child murder & rape, who has the power of faith healing.
"Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous."
A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
"He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over..."
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.
"What would you do if you were invisible? How far would you go?"
Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.
"He's up past his bedtime in the city that never sleeps."
Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground...
"The mother of all movies!"
Parody of "Top Gun" in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.
"Just Deux it."
"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.
"Unleash the fury!"
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
"The secret lies within."
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.
"In May, the adventure continues."
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.
"Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France..."
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
"It looked like the perfect bank robbery. But you can't judge a crime by its cover."
A cop has to talk down a bank robber after the criminal's perfect heist spirals into a hostage situation.
"Your great adventure on Alaska."
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
"They're making memories tonight!"
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would had been like if he never existed.
"Every man fights his own war."
Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.
"The Nation's No.1 Best-Selling Book now the Screen's Super-Thriller"
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
"An Adventure 65 Million Years In The Making"
Scientists clone dinosaurs to populate a theme park which suffers a major security breakdown and releases the dinosaurs.
"Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Safeguard the helpless, and do no wrong"
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.
"Prepare for awesomeness."
In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts.
"Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush..."
A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.
"The Desert Classic. (1983 Video Release)"
Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
"If you want a job done well hire a professional."
Professional assassin Leon reluctantly takes care of 12-year-old Mathilda, a neighbor whose parents are killed, and teaches her his trade.
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
"Yippee Ki Yay Mo - John 6:27"
John McClane takes on an Internet-based terrorist organization who is systematically shutting down the United States.
"Everyone wants to be found."
A movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected newlywed meet up as strangers in Tokyo, Japan and form an unlikely bond.
"Free your mind"
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.
"Some memories are best forgotten"
A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
"There Are No Clean Getaways"
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.
"The greatest adventure of escape ever filmed!"
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
"Don't See It Alone"
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
"Prepare to be blown out of the water."
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
"100% Pure Adrenaline."
An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.
"Girls like me don't make invitations like this to just anyone!"
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
"One war against one man."
A mentally unstable Vietnam war vet, when abused with a small town's police force, begins a one man war with it.
"God would have mercy John Rambo won't!"
Rambo's Vietnam commanding officer Colonel Trautman is held hostage in Afghanistan, and its up to Rambo to rescue him.
"Seven Total Strangers Team Up For The Perfect Crime. They Don't Know Each Other's Name. But They've Got Each Other's Color"
After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
"You have a ringside seat for the bloodiest bicentennial in history!"
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
"Pray for Rosemary's Baby"
A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.
"In the Last Great Invasion of the Last Great War, The Greatest Danger for Eight Men was Saving... One."
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
"Death is a shortcut (Denmark)"
With a dead body laying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw" by the police because of his unusual calling card.
"He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name...SCARFACE."
In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed. (Cartel not Mafia)
"Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire."
Oskar Schindler uses Jews to start a factory in Poland during the war. He witnesses the horrors endured by the Jews, and starts to save them.
"Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light."
Police drama about two cops, one new and one about to retire, after a serial killer using the seven deadly sins as his MO.
"Many of his fellow officers considered him the most dangerous man alive - An honest cop."
The true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.
"Hell of a way to end a partnership."
A film that explores the dark and miserable town Basin City and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in the violent corruption of the city.
"With great power comes great responsibility."
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
"Every generation has a legend. Every journey has a first step. Every saga has a beginning."
The evil Trade Federation, led by Nute Gunray is planning to take over the peaceful world of Naboo....
"A Jedi Shall Not Know Anger. Nor Hatred. Nor Love."
Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala while his teacher, Obi-Wan Kenobi, makes an investigation of a separatist assassination attempt on Padmé which leads to the discovery of a secret Republican clone army.
"The saga is complete."
After three years of fighting in the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker concludes his journey towards the Dark Side of the Force, putting his friendship with Obi Wan Kenobi and his marriage at risk.
"It's Back! (re-release)"
Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.
"The Adventure Continues..."
While Luke takes advanced Jedi training from Yoda, his friends are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.
"Coming May 25, 1983 to your galaxy. [Second Advance poster]"
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.
"You'll Believe a Man Can Fly!"
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest super-hero.
"It's nothing personal"
The cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor must now protect her teenager son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced cyborg.
"There's everything you've ever known about adventure, and then there's The Abyss."
A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.
"For some men, the sky was the limit. For him, it was just the beginning."
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.
"Paradise has its price"
Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
"Brothers. Killers. Saints."
Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.
"They only met once, but it changed their lives forever."
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
"Change one thing, Change everything."
A young man blocks out harmful memories of significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life.
"Why So Serious?"
Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker, as it drives each of them to their limits.
"A robot and a man . . . hold the world spellbound with new and startling powers from another planet!"
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
"Best Picture 1978"
An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.
"Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it?"
Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.
"They were fighting over a woman when the plane went down. Now, their only chance for survival is each other."
A billionaire and two other men are stranded, unequipped, by a plane crash in a dangerous wilderness. How many will survive to be rescued?
"Can They Be Stopped?"
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
"Something beyond comprehension is happening to a little girl on this street, in this house. A man has been called for as a last resort to try and save her. That man is The Exorcist."
When a teenager is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.
"An offer you can't refuse."
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
"put a fence in front of these men...and they'll climb it..."
Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
"Your time will come..."
A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a "harvested being", and is being kept along with others in a utopian facility.
"Charming. Magnetic. Murderous."
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s
"The Legend Comes to Life"
In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring. Now he must embark on an Epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it.
"This Christmas the journey ends."
The former Fellowship of the Ring prepare for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo & Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring.
"A New Power Is Rising."
Frodo and Sam continue on to Mordor in their mission to destroy the One Ring. Whilst their former companions make new allies and launch an assault on Isengard.
"This summer everything is under control."
In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.
"Behind every great love is a great story."
A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.
"A Friendship That Became a Rivalry."
Robert and Alfred are rival magicians. When Alfred performs the ultimate magic trick, Robert tries desperately to find out the secret to the trick.
"Before you die, you see the ring"
A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.
"Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free."
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
"The tide of terror that swept America IS HERE[UK Poster]"
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
"Man is The Warmest Place to Hide."
Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
"Five Criminals . One Line Up . No Coincidence"
A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
"Fight the Future"
Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.
"Somebody said get a life... so they did."
An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.
"The Dark Side of Nature."
A couple on the point of divorce keep meeting each other because both are researchers who chase tornadoes.
"Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gun powder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot."
A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.
"An Adventure Beyond the Ordinar-E"
In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.