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Least Highbrow Films

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg 31
2 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott 133
3 Forrest Gump 1994 Robert Zemeckis 120
4 The Matrix 1999 Lana and Lily Wachowski 39
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson 35
6 Rocky 1976 John G. Avildsen 109
7 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont 58
8 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis 56
9 Titanic 1997 James Cameron 126
10 Jurassic Park 1993 Steven Spielberg 143
11 Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan 104
12 Braveheart 1995 Mel Gibson 204
13 The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise 121
14 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
15 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Gore Verbinski 296
16 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg 26
17 Saving Private Ryan 1998 Steven Spielberg 91
18 Fight Club 1999 David Fincher 68
19 The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner 110
20 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner 43
21 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas 6
22 The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer 94
23 Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg 34
24 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme 33
25 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 James Cameron 78
26 American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes 113
27 Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand 264
28 Grease 1978 Randal Kleiser 298
29 Moulin Rouge! 2001 Baz Luhrmann 203
30 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Forman 37
31 Ghostbusters 1984 Ivan Reitman 220
32 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson 57
33 Platoon 1986 Oliver Stone 180
34 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Robert Mulligan 70
35 Stand by Me 1986 Rob Reiner 352
36 Dirty Dancing 1987 Emile Ardolino 393
37 Sin City 2005 Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez 477
38 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Chris Columbus 639
39 Aliens 1986 James Cameron 77
40 The Lion King 1994 Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff 194
41 Memento 2000 Christopher Nolan 112
42 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 Quentin Tarantino 276
43 Pretty Woman 1990 Garry Marshall 428
44 Blazing Saddles 1974 Mel Brooks 211
45 Spider-Man 2002 Sam Raimi 520
46 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Steven Spielberg 417
47 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
48 Top Gun 1986 Tony Scott 571
49 Good Will Hunting 1997 Gus Van Sant 517
50 Shrek 2001 Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson 304
51 Jerry Maguire 1996 Cameron Crowe 372
52 The Breakfast Club 1985 John Hughes 437
53 When Harry Met Sally… 1989 Rob Reiner 170
54 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry 79
55 Superman 1978 Richard Donner 339
56 Seven 1995 David Fincher 114
57 Batman Begins 2005 Christopher Nolan 481
58 Almost Famous 2000 Cameron Crowe 427
59 The Terminator 1984 James Cameron 106
60 Love Actually 2003 Richard Curtis 726
61 Spider-Man 2 2004 Sam Raimi 636
62 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 George Lucas 1070
63 Animal House 1978 John Landis 314
64 The Blues Brothers 1980 John Landis 316
65 The Professional 1994 Luc Besson 324
66 Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly 146
67 X2 2003 Bryan Singer 729
68 Ghost 1990 Jerry Zucker 500
69 Ben-Hur 1959 William Wyler 157
70 Avatar 2009 James Cameron 392
71 Predator 1987 John McTiernan 519
72 Sleepless in Seattle 1993 Nora Ephron 792
73 The Notebook 2004 Nick Cassavetes 829
74 Caddyshack 1980 Harold Ramis 434
75 Airplane! 1980 Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker 158
76 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill 135
77 The Dark Knight 2008 Christopher Nolan 177
78 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter 47
79 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg 24
80 The Fifth Element 1997 Luc Besson 626
81 The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols 45
82 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Mike Newell 979
83 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise 218
84 Dances with Wolves 1990 Kevin Costner 333
85 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 21
86 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002 George Lucas 1288
87 True Romance 1993 Tony Scott 671
88 Labyrinth 1986 Jim Henson 1050
89 Alien 1979 Ridley Scott 27
90 The Avengers 2012 Joss Whedon 1155
91 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971 Mel Stuart 348
92 Shrek 2 2004 Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon 1183
93 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg 107
94 Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 John Hughes 301
95 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 Jay Roach 567
96 Field of Dreams 1989 Phil Alden Robinson 313
97 A Beautiful Mind 2001 Ron Howard 581
98 Life Is Beautiful 1997 Roberto Benigni 274
99 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 99
100 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Steven Spielberg 723
101 The Goonies 1985 Richard Donner 666
102 The Great Escape 1963 John Sturges 263
103 Armageddon 1998 Michael Bay 1446
104 X-Men 2000 Bryan Singer 1158
105 Back to the Future Part II 1989 Robert Zemeckis 975
106 Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 Sharon Maguire 811
107 300 2006 Zack Snyder 926
108 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 Adam McKay 648
109 Serenity 2005 Joss Whedon 778
110 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 Chris Columbus 1536
111 The Karate Kid 1984 John G. Avildsen 686
112 Remember the Titans 2000 Boaz Yakin 1138
113 Alien³ 1992 David Fincher 1553
114 Mary Poppins 1964 Robert Stevenson 256
115 Doctor Zhivago 1965 David Lean 288
116 Romeo + Juliet 1996 Baz Luhrmann 610
117 Cool Runnings 1993 Jon Turteltaub 1173
118 Back to the Future Part III 1990 Robert Zemeckis 1266
119 Rudy 1993 David Anspaugh 1125
120 Casino Royale 2006 Martin Campbell 660
121 The Green Mile 1999 Frank Darabont 580
122 Big 1988 Penny Marshall 528
123 Hoosiers 1986 David Anspaugh 695
124 Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 George Armitage 1021
125 Napoleon Dynamite 2004 Jared Hess 876
126 Rocky IV 1985 Sylvester Stallone 1866
127 Happy Gilmore 1996 Dennis Dugan 1051
128 Alien: Resurrection 1997 Jean-Pierre Jeunet 1687
129 Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese 22
130 Inception 2010 Christopher Nolan 425
131 Garden State 2004 Zach Braff 987
132 Home Alone 1990 Chris Columbus 1066
133 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 David Yates 906
134 Miracle 2004 Gavin O'Connor 1002
135 Shaun of the Dead 2004 Edgar Wright 290
136 Chocolat 2000 Lasse Hallström 1499
137 The Matrix Reloaded 2003 Lana and Lily Wachowski 1255
138 Ice Age 2002 Chris Wedge 1592
139 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 Bruce Beresford 1466
140 The Wedding Singer 1998 Frank Coraci 1212
141 Die Hard with a Vengeance 1995 John McTiernan 1679
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