How Many of the 25 Most Popular Movies of All Time Have You Seen? | 22 Words

Let me just clear the air before we get started: High School Musical did not make the list of one the most popular movies of all time. I know. I am just as upset as you are.

That said, the movies on this list are all must-see films that defined an era. If you haven't seen them, you'll be filling up your Netflix queue and if you have, tell us your favorite in the comments!

Get your popcorn ready, folks.

You may have to take a week off of work to catch up on the best movies because what's on this list may surprise you.

You're welcome, in advance, for all the new movies we just added to your list of "Need To Watch." Who knows, your new favorite movie may be on this list! And no hard feelings if your current fave isn't on the list.

25. Django Unchained

Jamie Foxx (again) and Leonardo DiCaprio (again). This isn't the last time you'll see these guys on this list because they are amazing and everything they do is awesome. Django Unchained is a bloody Western movie that tells a bold and daring story. Truly a masterpiece.

24. Blade Runner 2049

Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling together is pure magic. This movie really captivated fans with its stunning visuals and exciting storyline. I am definitely not surprised it made the top 25.

23. The Wolf of Wall Street

The tale of Jordan Belfort and the legacy of Leonardo DiCaprio. What a crazy mix. This movie is a whole lot of swearing, money, sex and Jonah Hill being Jonah Hill. Everything that makes for a Hollywood favorite.

22. Moonlight

Yeah, this movie left me speechless, so I'll let a New York Times reviewer handle the description: "Moonlight is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces." Yeah. It's that good.

21. Fight Club

The year is 1999. Brad Pitt has spiky hair and everyone is talking about Fight Club, even though they know they shouldn't. Flash forward to today, and people are still raving about this great movie with its dark humor and elaborate production design.

20. Deadpool

This is not your Superman hero movie that your children should look up to. One reviewer called Deadpool the "snarkiest of Marvel's comic-book creation." It's rated R for a reason but also is in the top 25 movies for a reason.

19. Gone Girl

This is a major WTF movie. The ending will leave you feeling haunted and terrified of falling in love. One of the creepiest, most insane movies and books, Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike kill it with their dedication to the story and intensity of the events.

18. Her

This modern love story is scary beautiful because it feels almost too real. Fans grew a new affection for Scarlett Johansson, who's face is never shown in the movie, but the inflections in her voice and the authentic portrayal of connection left audiences in love and heartbroken at the same time.

17. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars does it again. Many fans were skeptical of the new movies, and some still are, but this movie was as exciting as it was impressive to its fans, new and old. Plus, everyone loves BB-8.

16. Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan might be my new favorite actress. I believe this film was so deeply loved by fans and critics partly because of its amazing cast, but mostly because of its authentic script that bravely attempted to explore the complexities of mother/daughter relationships. One of my favorite movies of 2017.

15. The Shape of Water

This movie won multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and Golden Globe Awards and swept audiences off of their feet. Truly a unique storyline with just as unique characters, The Shape of Water is a love story unlike any other.

14. Dunkirk

Don't see this just because Harry Styles is in, see it because it's an incredible film. Based on the untold true story, it's an emotional war movie that will have you mesmerized by the authenticity of community heroism and feeling very emotional by the intensity of the acting.

13. Inception

This movie is the definition of WTF. If you have seen it, you know what I'm talking about. After it ends, you might be questioning your own reality.

12. Whiplash

One reviewer described Whiplash as "cinematic adrenalin...it is a deeply personal and vibrantly alive drama." It's a rush of music, emotions, tension and authenticity. Viewers get to see a different, more serious side of Miles Teller that will create a whole new level of respect for the young actor.

11. The Grand Budapest Hotel

One of the most visually satisfying movies to be shown in theaters in a long time. The Grand Budapest Hotel isn't your regular box office smash, it's more of a big-budget indie film. It's a quirky story with vibrant characters and heartwarming humor, there are very few movies with this kind of quality.

10. Guardians of the Galaxy

Yes. So much yes. I loved everything about this movie. Get ready to laugh a lot and be amazed by the story line and characters. Plus, the soundtrack is amazing.

9. Interstellar

Christopher Nolan, insane special effects, a mind-bending space/time plot and Matthew McConaughey in a space suit. Need I say more?

8. The Dark Knight

2008 was a great year and I'd say the highlight might have been the release of this movie.  The Dark Knight took over theaters and peaked in the box office. Heath Ledger left us with a truly remarkable film.

7. Pulp Fiction

This 1994 classic had to be in the top 25 best movies, no need to explain. If you haven't seen it, this should be on the top of your list before you watch some of the others. It deserves your time and respect.

6. Baby Driver

Ansel Elgort driving insanely fast and falling in love, all while people are robbing banks and shooting guns? It's like all of my favorite things rolled into one movie.

5. Arrival

Alien invasion. Spaceships. Race against time. Yeah, it's that kind of movie. Plus, Amy Adams. One fan on Rotten Tomatoes raved that it was "simply a phenomenal, emotional rollercoaster of a movie that rightly deserves its spot as one of the finest movies of the past decade."

4. Get Out

This movie might haunt you forever, but in the best way possible. Everyone needs to see this movie. It's thought-provoking, scary, at times funny, and overall an incredibly unique movie. Even Rotten Tomatoes loved this movie which is a big deal.

3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

If you weren't a Star Wars fan before, this would have awakened the force in you for sure. Diverse cast members, a powerful story line and some familiar faces. The Force Awakens has new evil, new good and cooler light sabers.

2. La La Land

Based in the city of stars, with two of everyones favorite stars, La La Land is the classic musical movie that we didn't know we needed. The music is enough to love every part of this movie, but the story line is truly beautiful and inspiring; some would even say heartbreaking. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling show everyone a side to them that no one knew was there and stole the hearts of so many with their chemistry and talent.

1. Mad Max: Fury Road

And finally... number one! Charlize Theron is a literal bad ass in this film. With intense action scenes, crazy stunts, apocalyptic vibes and creepy characters, Mad MaxFury Road has something for everyone. It's number one so don't question it, just go see it.

So how many of those have you seen? Did your favorite make the list? Did you find some new movies that you can't wait to watch? Were you surprised that Leo was on there TWICE?

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