The Greatest Movies of All Time In No Particular Order As Placed In Order By Us

 

This is an organically grown list from the 9 to 5 Entertainment System.  Every time we mention a film (starting May 2016) we’ll be ranking it compared to every other film on the list.  Eventually we’ll have an ordered list of every film ever made on on here, or we won’t.  Regardless, having done over 100 podcasts about geek pop culture clearly makes us authorities on the qualities of movies.

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  1. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back [1980]

    “Empire is the Die Hard of Sci-Fi movies, they were one thing and they became another thing. You don’t see Logan’s Run or Zardoz anymore… so many of the best moments of Star Wars come from Empire” – Scott, Jon

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  3. Mad Max: Fury Road [2015] – George Miller

    “I can’t even talk about Mad Max: Fury Road because I’ve written like ten blogs about it.” – Keith

  4. Brick [2005] – Rian Johnson

    “The script is so good that you printed it out and gave it to me in a duotang one year as a Keithmas present (…) a masterpiece of noir genre cinema.” – Keith, Jon

  5. John Wick [2014] – Chad Stahelski, David Leitch

    “They killed his fuckn’ dog.” -Scott

  6. Alien [1979] – Ridley Scott

    “A+ director, here’s some straight horror and I am a master artist.” – Keith

  7. Back To The Future [1985] – Robert Zemeckis

    “They explain a time paradox in a kid’s movie in a way that I understood when I was 10.” – Scott

  8. Jurassic Park [1993] – Stephen Spielberg

    “The beginning of the modern era of special effects.” – Jon

  9. Ghostbusters [1984] – Ivan Reitman

    “There’s no reason this movie should be as good as it is.” – Keith

  10. Aliens [1986] – James Cameron

    “Ripley with the loader at the end ‘get away from her you bitch’ that scene is… amazing.” – Scott

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  12. The Cabin In The Woods [2012] – Drew Goddard

    “Thing is playing an entire genre like a… like a fiddle?… no! like an orchestra” – Keith, Jon

  13. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope [1977] – George Lucas

    “Zingo zingo!” – Keith

  14. Conan the Barbarian [1982] – John Milius

    “There’s so many shots in this film that are so much better than they have any right being.” – Keith

  15. Hackers [1995] – Iain Softley

    “This movie came out and it touched me in my special place.” – Jon

  16. Get Out [2017] – Jordan Peele

    “This movie could singlehandedly stand as a horror renaissance. A trendsetting film for all of horror.” – Keith

  17. Hook [1991] – Steven Spielberg

    “Hook is for anyone with a childhood.” – Keith 

  18. Don’t Breathe [2016] – Fede Alvarez

    “The tension levels are insane.” – Keith 

  19. Resolution [2012] – Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

    “The film Resolution is better than the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by J.J. Abrams” – Keith

  20. John Wick: Chapter 2 [2017] – Chad Stahelski

    “without creative force [of John Wick 1]” – Keith

  21. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017] – James Gunn

    “It’s John Wick 2; more of the same without ruining what made the first one good.” – Keith

  22. Logan [2017] – James Mangold

    “Succeeded in almost every way. Like John Wick but with Wolverine.” – Scott, Keith

  23. Deadpool [2016] - Tim Miller

    “I was ready for Kevin Smith Does Wolverine but then it was a lot more funny than that” – Scott 

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  25. Song of the Sea [2014] – Tomm Moore

    “Very comparable to My Neighbor Totoro. Whaaaaaa?” – Scott, Keith

  26. The Edge of Seventeen[2016] – Kelly Fremon Craig

    “This is pretty high for a teen girl comedy you’re trying to sell to us. It’s better than Stand By Me.” – Jon, Keith

  27. Stand By Me  [1986] - Rob Reiner

    “Timeless classic whatever” – Jon 

  28. Coraline [2009] - Henry Selick

    “My favorite thing about the movie is she is fully on board with her other parents, right up until they say ‘Let’s sew buttons into your eyes’” – Scott 

  29. Funeral Kings [2012] – Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus

    “Funeral Kings is the 2012 Stand By Me.” – Keith

  30. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban [2004] – Alfonso Cuaron

    Keith gave me a quote to put here but I’m not doing it and instead I’m documenting that Keith has Harry Potter tattoos. This isn’t a joke he seriously does.

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  32. Ex Machina [2015] – Alex Garland

    “The list is probably not making any fucking sense we have totally different opinions of this film and we’re 100% ok with where it goes on the list. Or perhaps the list is perfect. ” – Jon, Keith

  33. Arrival [2016] – Denis Villeneuve

    “In terms of science fiction pedigree up there with Contact” – Scott

  34. Office Space [1999] – Mike Judge

    “Still funny but maybe not as much.” – Jon

  35. Sneakers [1992] – Phil Alden Robinson

    “I appreciate a good Robert Redford vehicle as much as the next guy.” – Scott

  36. Slow West [2016] – John Maclean

    “It’s amazing, it was like Wild West Unforgiven meets a Wes Anderson movie.” – Scott 

  37. Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens [2015] – J.J. Abrams

    “I don’t think the Force Awakens is better than the originals, but I don’t think it’s so much worse.” – Keith

  38. Wonder Woman [2017] – Patty Jenkins

    “It has rough spots for sure but it definitely worked out. In a sense, the bottom of the good list.” – Jon

  39. Top Gun [1986] – Tony Scott

    “We like this movie but it’s basically proto-Jerry Bruckheimer crap.” – Keith, Jon

  40. Kong: Skull Island [2017] – Jordan Vogt-Roberts

    “”I’m gonna kill that monkey” – Sam Jackson. It’s so good. The effects and the action are balls to the wall.” – Scott

  41. Pitch Perfect [2012] – Jason Moore

    “Lemongrab style review: acceptable.” – Keith

  42. Ghostbusters [2016] – Paul Feig

    “The four of them were funny. Funny enough to be worth watching.” – Scott

  43. The Descent [2005] – Neil Marshall

    “It does everything above average. It is low budget, but it explores the premise without screaming at you.” – Jon, Keith

  44. xXx: Return Of Xander Cage [2017] – D.J. Caruso

    “Is he downhill skiing in a jungle? YES HE IS ITS GREAT.” – Scott

  45. The Mask Of Zorro [1999] – Martin Campbell

    “Antonio Banderas puts on a mask and jumps on a horse and the horse runs around and he stabs guys. Delivers on every promise it made.” – Jon, Scott

  46. Savile [2016] – Arthur Cary

    “I failed in my job as a documentarian. It was wonderful!” – Jon

  47. Suicide Squad [2016] – David Ayer

    “He’s (Will Smith) fine. He’s like if Pursuit of Happiness was about a guy who kills people with really cool guns all the time.” – Scott

  48. Jurasic World [2015] – Colin Trevorrow

    “It hit all the notes I would want in a Jurrasic Park movie but was still just for fun.” – Jon

  49. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [2005] – Mike Newell

    “The most Edward Cullen of the Harry Potter movies.” – Scott

  50. The Lost World: Jurassic Park [1997] – Stephen Spielberg

    “In that category of ‘good…’” – Scott

  51. Star Trek Beyond [2016] – Justin Lin

    “It plays the tropes like Star Wars but just not as well.” – Scott

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  53. Rubber [2010] – Quentin Dupieux

    “In that (Brechtian) theater tradition of ridiculousness, to point out the ridiculousness of life” – Jon

  54. Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem [2003] – Daisuke Nishio, Hirotoshi Rissen

    “As a soundtrack it’s tops of the tops but how do you rate that as a film?” – Keith

  55. The Evil Dead [1981] – Sam Raimi

    about the tree rape scene: “Legendary, because it was so freaking disturbing in a way that a lot of horror movies were not” – Scott

  56. Zootopia [2016] – Byron Howard, Rich Moore

    “Cool and clever and talks about weirdly heady racism issues in a Disney context. A theme without preching to the audience.” – Scott

  57. Ghost In The Shell [2017] – Rupert Sanders

    “I have a lot of trouble wanting to go back and see Ghost In The Shell again. Not even boring just dry. – Jon, Keith

  58. Moana [2016] – Ron Clements, Don Hall

    “Disney movie about Pacific Gods and magic quests.” – Scott

  59. Dragonslayer [1981] – Matthew Robbins

    “I want to watch a fantasy movie where someone fights a dragon with a big sword, and they cast Peter MacNicol?” – Scott

  60. Rush [2013] – Ron Howard

    “Super weird to see a movie with two main characters who are completely assholes” – Scott

  61. Escape From Planet Earth [2013] – Callan Brunker

    “Kids movie with a bunch of B-Listers!” – Scott, Keith

  62. X-Men: Apocalypse [2016] – Bryan Singer

    “It’s much better than Batman vs Superman (…) but Oscar Isaac is wasted as Apocalypse.” – Scott

  63. Run All Night [2015] – Jaume Collet-Serra

    “I’m picturing this as Taken with a good bad guy.” – Keith

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  65. Krush Groove [1985] – Michael Schultz

    “It delivered on everything you thought it would be in every level,  just like maybe too much Curtis Blow” – Scott, Keith

  66. Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea [1961] – Irwin Allen

    “I thought it was going to be a fun 60s popcorn movie, but instead it was just really, really dark.” – Scott

  67. We Are Your Friends [2015] - Max Joseph

    “Take Trainspotting and remove all grittiness.” – Keith  

  68. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream [2007] - Peter Bogdanovich

    “It wasn’t a negative that it was so long” – Scott

  69. My Scientology Movie [2015] - John Dower

    “My expectations were to get a new view on Scientology. I do not feel like I got a new view on Scientology.” – Jon

  70. Warm Bodies [2013] – Jonathan Levine

    “Warm Bodies is gonna shoot straight to the bottom of our list but it was still better than it had any right to be.” – Jon

  71. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimensions [2015] – Gregory Plotkin,

    Long story short.  Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimeonsions, more Paranormal Activity.  I can’t believe they’ve done it for six movies.” – Keith

  72. Power Rangers [2017] – Dean Israelite

    “Power Rangers. I don’t think it could have been better.” – Scott

  73. Mortdecai [2015] – David Koepp

    “Could I sit through that movie again?  For two hours?  I could totally sit through that movie again for two hours” – Scott

  74. The Art of the Steal [2013] – Jonathan Sobol

    “Art of the Steal has one flaw: it lied to me.” – Scott

  75. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows [2016] – Dave Green

    “TMNT 2 was watchable” – Scott

  76. Underworld: Blood Wars [2016] – Anna Foerster

    “Kate Beckinsale doing ok. It tripled its money. There will be another Underworld. It was bad.” – all

  77. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [2016] - Zack Snyder

    “Dark Knight 2, Dark Knight 3, the really shitty Frank Miller Batman who’s been panned for the last 20 years. Zack Snyder is like ‘that’s the Batman I want’” – Keith, Scott 

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  79. Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol 1 [2013] – Lloyd Kaufman

    “An hour and a half of a movie screaming at you.  Mission accomplished you’ve alienated everybody.”- Keith, Jon

  80. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [2016] – David Yates

    “Boring enough to shut off.” – Phil

  81. Independence Day: Resurgence [2016] – Roland Emmerich

    “It shits all over the things you liked about (the first) Independence Day.” – Scott

  82. London Has Fallen [2016] – Babak Najafi

    “Is this pro American? Or is it parody? It’s impossible to tell. To the point where everyone in London was incompetent.” – Scott, Keith

  83. Jason Bourne[2016] – Paul Greengrass

    “It’s like watching the first 3 Bourne movies again except you already know what happens and you don’t care. Neat! It’s boring.” – Scott, Keith

  84. The Room[2003] – Tommy Wiseau

    “You don’t see penis and vagina, but you do see bumping butts (…) you need to see it for the trainwreck that it is.” – Sophie

  85. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again[2016] – Kenny Ortega

    “Just watch the original there is no point in ever watching this movie” – Keith

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    Just watch the first one.

    “But… why?” -Ryan

     

     

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