Jacob Nie

Favorite Movies

Totally just my personal preference.

I did not rate movies part of a series (with some exceptions), movies that were animated, superhero movies, or movies that I do not have a strong recollection of.

Rating scale: 4 = So good: flawless; 3.5 = I highly recommend this; 3 = this is a good movie, you should definitely watch it; 2.5 = this was average for me; 2 = this was not very good; 1 = horrible.

Some movies deserve, in my mind, lower than what I gave them, but they just have too high of a reputation.

** for movies I've watched two times, and *** for movies I've watched three times.

Personally Important Films

Raging Bull (1980) ** (4/4)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ** (4/4)
Stand by Me (1986) ** (4/4)
Barabbas (1961) (3.5/4)
Roma (2018) ** (3.5/4)
American Graffiti (1973) (4/4)





4/4

Raging Bull (1980) **
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) **
North by Northwest (1959) **
12 Angry Men (1957)
Stand by Me (1986) **
Dunkirk (2017) **
Forrest Gump (1994) ***
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Ted (2012)
Casablanca (1942)
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
The 400 Blows (1959)
West Side Story (1961)
American Graffiti (1973)
Roman Holiday (1953)

3.5/4

3 Idiots (2009)
Barabbas (1961)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
I Vitelloni (1953)
Mean Streets (1973)
Roma (2018) **
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
No Direction Home (2005)
Interstellar (2014)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) **
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) **
The Martian (2015)
21 Jump Street (2012)
Home Alone (1990) ***
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) **
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) **
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) **
Lady Bird (2017)
Airplane! (1980)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989) **
Good Morning Vietnam (1987) **
Chariots of Fire (1981) **
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Charade (1963)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Big (1988)
Johnny English (2003)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

3/4

The Red Balloon (1956)
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
The Departed (2006)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
East of Eden (1955)
An Affair to Remember (1957)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Scent of a Woman (1992) **
Back to the Future (1985)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Fight Club (1999)
Django Unchained (2012)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Saving Private Ryan (1998) **
Schindler's List (1993)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Goodfellas (1990) **
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The Pianist (2002) **
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Jaws (1975)
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Parasite (2019)
Rain Man (1988)
Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
The Terminal (2004)
The Big Short (2015)
Green Book (2018) **
The Irishman (2019)
Top Gun (1986)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
The Graduate (1967) **
Lincoln (2012)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) **
13 Hours (2016)
The Two Popes (2019)
The Little Prince (2015)
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
The Post (2017)
Psycho (1960)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
The Inbetweeners (2011)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
City of God (2002)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Rear Window (1954)
La La Land (2016)
Gladiator (2000)

2.5/4

Inception (2010)
Mystic Pizza (1988)
500 Days of Summer (2009) **
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
Joker (2019)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Whiplash (2014)
The Social Network (2010) **
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Her (2013)
American Psycho (2000)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
1917 (2019)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Vertigo (1958)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
National Treasure (2004) **
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Hidden Figures (2016)
Lost in America (1985)
Selma (2014)
Notorious (1946)
Argo (2012)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Searching (2018)

2/4

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Tree of Life (2011)
Isle of Dogs (2018)
The Matrix (1999)
Avatar (2009) **
Into the Wild (2007)
Minority Report (2002)
Knives Out (2019)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
San Andreas (2015)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Idiocracy (2006)
The Blind Side (2009)
Contagion (2011)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Jurassic Park (1993)

1.5/4

Gravity (2013)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Evan Almighty (2007)