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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè
Rated R

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian-American Spaghetti Western directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. It is the third and final installment in Leone's Dollars Trilogy, following A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For a Few Dollars More (1965). The plot revolves around three gunslingers competing to find a fortune in Confederate gold buried in a cemetery. The trio of strangers, referred to as "the Good", "the Bad", and "the Ugly", are played by Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach respectively. The film is noted for its rich musical score by composer Ennio Morricone, and its iconic imagery of a post-Civil War American landscape. It has become one of the most acclaimed and influential Westerns of all time.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies
Rated PG

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) is an American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. Set in 1936, the film follows archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) as he embarks on a mission to recover the lost Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can use it to gain supernatural powers. Along the way, Indy must battle a variety of foes including a sinister French archaeologist (Paul Freeman) and a famous Nazi commander (Ronald Lacey). He also has the help of a feisty former lover (Karen Allen) and a CIA agent (John Rhys-Davies). The film culminates in a thrilling climax, as Indy must confront the Nazis, fight to protect the Ark, and ultimately save the world.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott
Rated PG-13

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and the third installment in the Indiana Jones franchise. After his father, Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery), goes missing while searching for the Holy Grail, Professor of Archaeology and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) rescues his father from Nazi Germany, who are also in search of the Grail. Accompanied by his father and the feisty and independent Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody), Indiana embarks on a perilous journey to the Holy Land, discovering the secret of the Grail and preventing the Nazis from obtaining its power. Along the way, Jones must rely on his wits and physical strength, as well as the help of his father, to overcome a series of obstacles and save the day. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning more than $474 million at the worldwide box office and receiving five Academy Award nominations, including Best Score.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam
Rated PG

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 British comedy film directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. It tells the story of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail. Along the way he and his knights encounter a variety of characters, such as the Black Knight, the Knights Who Say Ni, and the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. The film also features a series of absurdist sketches interspersed throughout. The film was a box office success, and has since become a cult classic.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett
Rated Passed

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a classic 1948 American western directed by John Huston. It tells the story of three down-and-out American men who set out in search of wealth and adventure in 1920s Mexico. The men—Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart), Bob Curtin (Tim Holt) and Howard (Walter Huston)—find a large gold mine in the Sierra Madre mountains of northern Mexico, and work to extract the gold. As the mine begins to yield large amounts of gold, the three men become increasingly suspicious and paranoid of one another and eventually turn against each other in a desperate struggle to keep the gold for themselves. The film is a gripping exploration of greed, betrayal and the human capacity for self-destruction.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Rated PG-13

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a swashbuckling adventure directed by Gore Verbinski that follows the story of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), a blacksmith, and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), the daughter of the governor of the British-ruled Caribbean island of Port Royal. When Elizabeth is kidnapped by the infamous Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and taken aboard the cursed pirate ship, the Black Pearl, Will joins forces with the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to rescue her. With unexpected plot twists and a thrilling climax, they must battle the undead pirates and undo the curse of the Black Pearl in order to save Elizabeth and Port Royal.

Charade (1963)

Charade
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Donen, starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn
Rated Passed

Charade is a romantic comedy/thriller directed by Stanley Donen that stars Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn as two strangers who become involved in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. After the mysterious death of her husband, Regina Lampert (Hepburn) discovers he has been living a double life filled with secrets, illicit affairs, and a huge sum of missing money. Now, she must find the money before a trio of thieves, who claim to have been working with her husband, do. With the help of a handsome stranger, Peter Joshua (Grant), she must decipher her husband's clues and outwit the criminals. As they try to stay one step ahead, Regina and Peter find themselves in a thrilling, suspenseful, and romantic race against time.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman
Rated PG-13

O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It is loosely based on Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. The story follows Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) and his companions Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and Pete (John Turturro) as they travel through rural Mississippi during the Great Depression in search of a buried treasure. Along the way, they encounter a series of characters, including a blind seer (John Goodman), a cyclops (John Donahue), and a one-eyed Bible salesman (Michael Badalucco). The trio's escapades involve them in a series of escapades involving bigoted sheriffs, campaigning politicians, Ku Klux Klan members, and a prison escape. The film was a major box office success and earned critical acclaim, winning the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album.

The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Richard Donner, starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman
Rated PG

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner, produced by Steven Spielberg, and written by Chris Columbus. The story follows a band of pre-teen misfits who call themselves The Goonies. They live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempting to save their homes from demolition, and in doing so, they discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. Along the way they are chased by a family of criminals, who also want the treasure for themselves. The Goonies must outwit their pursuers, race to the treasure, and ultimately save the day!

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

The Count of Monte Cristo
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Kevin Reynolds, starring Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Christopher Adamson, JB Blanc
Rated PG-13

The Count of Monte Cristo is an epic adventure directed by Kevin Reynolds. It follows the story of Edmond Dantes, a young sailor falsely accused of a crime he did not commit and sentenced to life in prison. After years of suffering, Edmond is liberated by a mysterious benefactor and embarks on a quest for revenge. With the help of his newfound wealth, he infiltrates the upper echelons of society and wages a meticulous campaign of retribution against those who betrayed him. Along the way, Edmond discovers the power of love and forgiveness, and ultimately finds redemption.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri
Rated PG

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. In 1935, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and his companion, the nightclub singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw), travel to India in search of a mysterious stone. Along the way they meet a 12-year-old named Short Round (Ke Huy Quan), and they soon discover a secret cult, led by the evil Mola Ram (Amrish Puri). The cult has enslaved a small village and they are sacrificing its people in order to gain power. Indy and his friends must find a way to stop the cult and save the villagers. With the help of Short Round, they embark on a thrilling adventure that takes them deep into the Temple of Doom. Along the way, they face danger, excitement and a few surprises. In the end, Indy manages to save the day and the villagers are freed.

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney
Rated G

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is a 1963 comedy film directed by Stanley Kramer and starring an all-star cast of comedians. The story follows five groups of strangers as they race against each other to find a buried treasure of $350,000. All the characters come from different backgrounds and have different motivations for finding the treasure. As the race progresses, the stakes get higher and the comedic antics of the characters increase. In the end, the treasure is found, but not without an amusing series of misunderstandings and misadventures. The film is often cited as one of the greatest comedies of all time and remains a classic example of the genre.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport
Rated PG-13

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush
Rated PG-13

Three Kings (1999)

Three Kings
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From David O. Russell, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze
Rated R

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Cimino, starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis
Rated R

Treasure Island (1950)

Treasure Island
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Byron Haskin, starring Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald
Rated PG

Romancing the Stone (1984)

Romancing the Stone
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman
Rated PG

National Treasure (2004)

National Treasure
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jon Turteltaub, starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean
Rated PG

City Slickers (1991)

City Slickers
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Ron Underwood, starring Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby
Rated PG-13

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush
Rated PG-13

The Rundown (2003)

The Rundown
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Peter Berg, starring Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson
Rated PG-13

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Mike Newell, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
Rated PG-13

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom
Rated PG-13

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Jon Turteltaub, starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight
Rated PG

 



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