Ten Star Movies

I've been watching movies my whole life. I enjoy them quite a lot. I use IMDb to rate movies, so I use their ten star system. Here is a list of movies that I have rated at ten stars.

Interstellar

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  • Year: 2014
  • Rating: 8.6/10
  • A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
  • Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

The Shawshank Redemption

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  • Year: 1994
  • Rating: 9.3/10
  • Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
  • Director: Frank Darabont
  • Writers: Stephen King (short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption"), Frank Darabont (screenplay)
  • Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton

Inception

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  • Year: 2010
  • Rating: 8.8/10
  • A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Writer: Christopher Nolan
  • Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page

Fight Club

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  • Year: 1999
  • Rating: 8.8/10
  • An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Writers: Chuck Palahniuk (novel), Jim Uhls (screenplay)
  • Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf

Gone Girl

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  • Year: 2014
  • Rating: 8.1/10
  • With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Writers: Gillian Flynn (screenplay), Gillian Flynn (novel)
  • Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

The Matrix

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  • Year: 1999
  • Rating: 8.7/10
  • A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
  • Directors: Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)
  • Writers: Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)
  • Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

Goodfellas

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  • Year: 1990
  • Rating: 8.7/10
  • Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Writers: Nicholas Pileggi (book), Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay)
  • Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

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  • Year: 1977
  • Rating: 8.7/10
  • 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.
  • Director: George Lucas
  • Writer: George Lucas
  • Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Snatch

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  • Year: 2000
  • Rating: 8.3/10
  • Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
  • Director: Guy Ritchie
  • Writer: Guy Ritchie
  • Stars: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro

Avatar

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  • Year: 2009
  • Rating: 7.9/10
  • A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
  • Director: James Cameron
  • Writer: James Cameron
  • Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

Good Will Hunting

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  • Year: 1997
  • Rating: 8.3/10
  • Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
  • Director: Gus Van Sant
  • Writers: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
  • Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Star Trek Into Darkness

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  • After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
  • Director: J.J. Abrams
  • Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
  • Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

Saving Private Ryan

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  • Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Writer: Robert Rodat
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

The Green Mile

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  • The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
  • Director: Frank Darabont
  • Writers: Stephen King (novel), Frank Darabont (screenplay)
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse

The Theory of Everything

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  • A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.
  • Director: James Marsh
  • Writers: Anthony McCarten (screenplay), Jane Hawking (book)
  • Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior

Drive

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  • Year: 2011
  • Rating: 7.8/10
  • A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor.
  • Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Writers: Hossein Amini (screenplay), James Sallis (book)
  • Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston

Limitless

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  • With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
  • Director: Neil Burger
  • Writers: Leslie Dixon (screenplay), Alan Glynn (novel)
  • Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • Year: 2011
  • Rating: 7.8/10
  • Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Writers: Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Stieg Larsson (novel)
  • Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer

Jurassic Park

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Psycho

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Shutter Island

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V for Vendetta

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The Incredibles

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Up

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Catch Me If You Can

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  • Year: 2002
  • Rating: 8.0/10
  • The true story of 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.
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Writers: Jeff Nathanson (screenplay), Frank Abagnale Jr. (book) (as Frank W. Abagnale)
  • Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

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Super 8

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

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The Pianist

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Sherlock Holmes

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TRON: Legacy

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Minority Report

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Life of Pi

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WALL·E

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The King's Speech

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Saving Mr. Banks

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The Last Samurai

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Vanilla Sky

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  • Year: 2001
  • Rating: 6.9/10
  • A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
  • Director: Cameron Crowe
  • Writers: Alejandro Amenábar (film "Abre Los Ojos"), Mateo Gil (film "Abre Los Ojos")
  • Stars: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz

The Terminal

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The Adventures of Tintin

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Spy Game

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  • Year: 2001
  • Rating: 7.0/10
  • Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.
  • Director: Tony Scott
  • Writers: Michael Frost Beckner (story), Michael Frost Beckner (screenplay)
  • Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack