Ivan's Movie List


Definition: A classic movie is one which provokes thought and discussion for months and years far beyond its theatrical release. A classic movie with a * is a classic movie that was also fantastically good.


Classics that were also
fantastically good


  • Animal House*
  • Apollo13*
  • Back to the Future*
  •   Back to the Future II*
  •   Back to the Future III*
  • Bugsy Malone*
  • Contact*
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off*
  • Fletch*
  • Hollywood Shuffle*
  • Independence Day*
  • Princess Bride*
  • Pulp Fiction*
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark*
  • Real Genius*
  • Real Men*
  • Return of the King*
  • Scrooged
  • Silence of the Lambs*
  • Star Trek II*
  • Star Wars*
  •   Empire Strikes Back*
  •   Return of the Jedi*
  • Time Bandits*
  • Total Recall*
  • Tron*
  • War Games*
  • When Harry Met Sally*

  • Classics


  • 12 Angry Men
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 2010
  • Amadeus
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Basic Instinct
  • Blade Runner (the original; not the Director's Cut)
  • Blue in the Face
  • Boogie Nights
  • Brainstorm
  • Breakfast Club
  • Car Wash
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Cobra
  • Das Boot
  • Dirty Harry
  • Escape from LA
  • Falling Down
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hobbit, The
  • Logan's Run
  • Max Headroom
  • Meatballs
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian
  • Monty Python's Meaning of Life
  • Oh, God! You Devil
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • Poltergeist, II, III
  • Rain Man
  • Revenge of the Nerds 1
  • Risky Business
  • Scarface
  • Secret of My Success
  • Se7en
  • Shawshank Redemption, The
  • Spinal Tap, This is
  • Terminator 2
  • Wall Street
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Wisdom


  • Good Movies

  • 48 hrs
  • A Few Good Men
  • Air Force One
  • American President
  • Back to School
  • Battle Beyond the Stars
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Beverly Hills Cop 1
  • Beverly Hills Cop 2
  • Big
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  • Birdcage
  • Blues Brothers, The
  • Boogie Nights
  • Bright Lights, Big City
  • Broken Arrow
  • Cadillac Man
  • Chase, The
  • City Slickers
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Con Air
  • Crimson Tide
  • Crocodile Dundee, Crocodile Dundee 2
  • Dave
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard 3
  • Dragnet
  • Edge, The
  • Eraser
  • Escape from Alcatraz
  • Escape from New York
  • European Vacation
  • Executive Decision
  • Fargo
  • Fletch II
  • Forrest Gump
  • Freshman, The
  • Fugitive, The
  • Funny Farm
  • The Game
  • Ghostbusters 1
  • Gods Must Be Crazy, The
  • GoodFellas
  • Grease 1
  • Hard Way, The
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Hidden, The
  • Hunt for Red October, The
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Iron Eagle 1
  • LA Story
  • Last Action Hero
  • Leap of Faith
  • Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Man with One Red Shoe, The
  • Mannequin 1
  • Manhattan Project, The
  • Monty Python's Holy Grail
  • Moonraker
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • National Lampoon's Vacation
  • Nothing in Common
  • Officer and a Gentleman, An
  • Patriot Games
  • Peacemaker, The
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure
  • Primal Fear
  • Quick Change
  • Ransom
  • Remo Williams
  • Risky Business
  • Rock, The
  • Running Man
  • Ruthless People
  • Sneakers
  • Spaceballs
  • Species
  • Speed
  • Spies Like Us
  • Stripes
  • Summer School
  • Superman, Superman 2
  • Terminator 1
  • Timecop
  • Top Gun
  • Trading Places
  • True Lies
  • Truth or Dare
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Unlawful Entry
  • Valley Girl
  • What About Bob?
  • Working Girl

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