80. Die Hard (1988)
Logline: German Terrorists (who would have ever thought?) storm an L.A. high-rise on Christmas Eve, holding dozens of partiers hostage. Now, it’s up to John McClane (Bruce Willis) and his cop friends on the outside to save the day.
Memorable Moments: The exploding elevator scene was pretty phenomenal.
Why People Love It: It’s really pretty simple: It was one of Bruce Willis’s first action blockbusters, and boy did he kick some terrorist a**!
Best Quote: Officer John McClane (Bruce Willis): “Yippee-ki-yay, motherf***er.”
79. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Logline: Approaching the endgame for the Potter adventures, Harry, Ron, and Hermione must recover the rest of the Horcruxes and destroy His Dark Lordness, Lord Voldemort.
Why People Love It: It’s the last installment of a decades-long franchise. How could people (specifically, the fans) not love the magical chronicles of Harry Potter?
Best Quote: Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe): “How dare you stand where he stood! Tell them how it happened that night. How you looked him in the eye, a man who trusted you, and killed him.”
78. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Logline: After Llewelyn (Josh Brolin) discovers dead bodies and $2 million near Middle-of-Nowhere, Texas, he soon realizes that his big payday comes with a life-or-death tradeoff, in the form of a psychopathic serial killer on his tail. And Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, well, he’s obviously out-muscled and overwhelmed.
Memorable Moments: One of the most moving, powerful scenes in No Country for Old Men is when Anton (Javier Bardem), who portrays a psychopath brilliantly, holds Llewelyn’s wife, Carla Jean (Kelly MacDonald), captive in her small home.
Why People Love It: For one, Tommy Lee Jones plays the role of small-town sheriff flawlessly. Additionally, Chigurh (Bardem) is wickedly convincing as a total psychopath/sociopath, killing folks (as well as sparing some the wrath of his most unusual weapons) at random.
Best Quote: Anxious accountant (Trent Moore) to Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem): Accountant: “Are you going to shoot me?” Anton: “That Depends. Do you see me?”
77. The Green Mile (1999)
Logline: In the 1930’s, Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) and fellow prison guards notice that a prisoner—a burly black man accused of the rape and murder—possesses an extraordinary gift. And along the way, they’re increasingly convinced (at odds with the townsfolk) of the gentle giant’s innocence.
Memorable Moments: When John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) is brought from jail to the warden’s (Hal Moore/James Cromwell) home to (hopefully) ‘cure’ his bedridden wife, nothing short of a miracle is performed…much to the surprise of the angry, skeptical warden.
Why People Love It: For one, it’s based on a best-selling Stephen King novel. Two, the actors/and performances (namely that of Clarke) prove their abilities with flying colors.
Best Quote: John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan): “You can’t hide what’s in your heart.”