2010 to 2020 Movie Favourites (by StuOz)by StuOz | created - 20 May 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
This list might need up-dating, I am slow to view new films.
This list is a combination of the mainstream and nerdsville cinema.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019) might go down as not only the best movie of 2019, but the best movie since Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)....not that the two movies have anything in common (with the exception of nostalgia for the 60s or 70s). "Once Upon" really makes the viewer feel like they are in the 1960s - just a knockout film!
I am an Australian so I put a few very unknown Aussie titles in here: Red Billabong, Sanctum, These Final Hours and Throwback. I am big on disaster movies in general (old ones, new ones, US ones, Aussie ones) and I actually regard These Final Hours as one of the best disaster movies of this century (so far).
This list also reveals my love of science fiction movies.
This list also reveals my love of Batman, two of the titles are actually reboots of the old 1966 Batman series with Adam West and Burd Ward. These two shows were not released in cinemas but I felt the need to put them in this list as they were just so good, and they don't get enough attention. RIP Adam West: The Light Knight. A couple of other titles were also not released in cinemas (2017's Wake In Fright) but they were included in the list for the same reasons.
Spring, Birdman, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Throwback, Red Billabong, Zombeavers, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and the two 1966 Batman reboots are the only titles with comical elements...everything else is played straight.
Hunter Killer is listed here because I am a sucker for TV's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964-68) and any submarine movie that has just a touch of VTTBOTS gets in my list.
One film - The Ash Lad - is from Norway. You might start seeing more non-American or non-Australian films is this list as I have recently got my hands on a 24 hour movie channel with very international flicks.
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1. Sanctum (2011)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.
Votes: 51,958 | Gross: $23.07M
2. These Final Hours (2013)
R | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A self-obsessed young man makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth, but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father. Their relationship ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.
4. Skyline (2010)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Votes: 84,840 | Gross: $21.37M
5. Monsters (2010)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.
Votes: 85,592 | Gross: $0.24M
6. Pompeii (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.
Votes: 102,983 | Gross: $23.22M
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
Votes: 545,121 | Gross: $42.34M
8. San Andreas (2015)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.
Votes: 200,488 | Gross: $155.19M
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.
Votes: 826,307 | Gross: $936.66M
11. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Votes: 87,260 | Gross: $103.86M
12. The Maze Runner (2014)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
Votes: 398,553 | Gross: $102.43M
13. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
Votes: 126,893 | Gross: $65.19M
14. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
PG | 78 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Batman and Robin of the 1960s live action series are back in action to take down their fiendish foes united once more against them.
15. Batman vs. Two-Face (2017 Video)
PG | 72 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent is mutilated in a laboratory accident. When the duplicitous Two-Face embarks on a crime spree, Batman and Robin must solve the mystery of his identity while facing off against several other foes.
16. An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History
17. Spring (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 109 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
A young man in a personal tailspin flees from US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret.
Votes: 22,190 | Gross: $0.05M
18. Non-Stop (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.
Votes: 241,037 | Gross: $92.17M
19. The Walk (II) (2015)
PG | 123 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Votes: 113,651 | Gross: $10.14M
20. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Votes: 399,958 | Gross: $107.10M
21. Sully (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.
Votes: 217,354 | Gross: $125.07M
22. The Wave (2015)
R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller
Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.
Votes: 30,358 | Gross: $0.18M
23. Under the Skin (I) (2013)
R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
Votes: 119,916 | Gross: $2.61M
25. Throwback (II) (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two treasure hunters, a park ranger and an unhinged ex-cop tangle with a Yowie, the Australian Bigfoot, deep in the jungles of Far North Queensland.
27. Red Billabong (2016)
113 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
In the Australian Outback, two estranged brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone or something.
28. Hunter Killer (2018)
R | 122 min | Action, Thriller
An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Votes: 44,544 | Gross: $15.77M
30. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Votes: 384,643 | Gross: $135.37M
31. Jungle (I) (2017)
R | 115 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.
32. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Vietnam war, a team of scientists explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.
Votes: 252,605 | Gross: $168.05M
104 min | Adventure, Family
Espen "Ash Lad", a poor farmer's son, embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save the princess from a vile troll known as the Mountain King - in order to collect a reward and save his family's farm from ruin.