Nostalgia

by benwatford | created - 14 Oct 2018 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Thingsss I’m nostalgic for or whatever...

I was born in 2001 so that would give some insight, as well as the fact I have Aspergers which would explain all the dinosaur/alien documentaries

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1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 343,798 | Gross: $435.11M

I really had an unhealthy obsession with this one, and to be honest it's a good movie to fall in love with as a kid

2. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 799,723 | Gross: $402.45M

This scared the hell out of me, yet I kept returning to it. I watched it at a teacher's house and she had a home theater, which really gave me a special exeprience

3. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 879,302 | Gross: $309.13M

All three of the original trilogy films could be my #3, matter of fact all of this list is basically impossible to rank so take the ratings with a grain of salt, but I'm sure this was my favorite out of the three when I first watched them

4. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,074,304 | Gross: $290.48M

5. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,142,907 | Gross: $322.74M

6. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 886,428 | Gross: $380.84M

7. Chicken Little (2005)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

48 Metascore

After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.

Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Garry Marshall, Don Knotts

Votes: 80,151 | Gross: $135.39M

The only reason I liked this movie was the aliens and R.E.M but regardless I watched this too many times

8. Minecraft (2009 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Welcome to the world of minecraft, you can build, brew potions, enchant your armor and tools, adventure other biomes. Visit the nether, or even defeat the enderdragon in the end.

Votes: 5,823

9. Dinosaur (2000)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

56 Metascore

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 48,841 | Gross: $137.75M

The music actually holds up really well, I’m surprised it’s not that well known

10. Robots (2005)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

In a robot world, a young idealistic inventor travels to the big city to join his inspiration's company, only to find himself opposing its sinister new management.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Robin Williams

Votes: 124,555 | Gross: $128.20M

11. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 928,099 | Gross: $204.84M

I think this was the first R rated movie I've seen, but I did watch it on TV so a lot of the language and violence was cut. I do remember rewinding it to the opening sequence in the post apocalypse and being mesmerized with it

12. New Super Mario Bros. (2006 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

On a relaxing walk with Mario, Princess Peach gets kidnapped by Bowser Jr, and Mario must travel across 8 different themed worlds to save her.

Directors: Shigeyuki Asuke, Motoi Okamoto | Stars: Charles Martinet, Nicole Mills, Dolores Rogers, Kazumi Totaka

Votes: 1,699

13. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 110,198 | Gross: $101.22M

14. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Collect Gold Bricks while successfully progressing through the entire story, from the Trade Federation negotiations above Naboo in Star Wars Episode I, to the attack on the second Death Star above Endor in Return of the Jedi.

Director: Jon Burton | Stars: Ahmed Best, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis

Votes: 2,374

I think the reason why I have a really potent reaction to John William’s score is because I heard it all the time from playing this so much.

15. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

SpongeBob SquarePants takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown.

Directors: Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Osborne | Stars: Tom Kenny, Jeffrey Tambor, Rodger Bumpass, Carolyn Lawrence

Votes: 72,672 | Gross: $85.42M

This movie somehow gets more entertaining as you get older

16. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson, Junius Matthews

Votes: 82,180 | Gross: $22.18M

17. SpongeBob SquarePants (1999– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

Stars: Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 75,785

18. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 352,674 | Gross: $229.09M

19. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 229,254 | Gross: $120.62M

20. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 21,455

21. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

75 Metascore

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes

Votes: 345,137 | Gross: $291.71M

22. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

73 Metascore

The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.

Directors: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson | Stars: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 389,795 | Gross: $215.43M

I've probably seen this movie more times than any other movie, at night when I couldn't sleep I would basically replay in my head from memory

23. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

67 Metascore

Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson | Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 234,173 | Gross: $165.25M

24. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 279,695 | Gross: $181.17M

25. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

74 Metascore

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 623,211 | Gross: $217.58M

26. Short Circuit (1986)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 53,086 | Gross: $40.70M

I wasn't allowed to watch Ghostbusters but for some reason this was fine

27. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 4,864

28. Alien Planet (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure

The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois | Stars: Wayne D. Barlowe, Curtis Clark, James Garvin, Jamie Hanes

Votes: 1,391

I really loved this documentary, it introduced me to one of my favorite artists of all time Wayne Barlowe, and I remember going online trying to find toys based off the aliens with no success. Now I own the book and a few other books by Barlowe.

29. Walking with Dinosaurs: Big Al Uncovered (2000 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

This documentary has a triple purpose: it discusses the marvelous discovery of Big Al in 1999 in Wyoming, it shows up-to-date evidence based on new discoveries like a "mummified" dinosaur ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Bartlett | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, Paul Bybee, Rebecca Hanna

Votes: 128

I had a really strong obsession with Allosaurs for a while thanks to this, I remember recreating a scene from it with my toys and using a camcorder to record it

30. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

68 Metascore

Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 652,610 | Gross: $380.26M

I didn't see the prequels until much later, but I still loved them

31. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee

Votes: 586,261 | Gross: $310.68M

32. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 828,180 | Gross: $248.16M

I wasn’t as attached to this as other people are because I only watched it a handful of times because the first time scared me so bad I never touched it again for a while

33. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

Votes: 666,279 | Gross: $474.54M

34. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 160,361 | Gross: $23.16M

I’ve seen it relatively late (around the age of 10) and I’ve still seen it like 20 times, it’s a really great movie

35. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008 Video Game)

T | Action, Family, Fantasy

The third Super Smash Bros. title, featuring a number of new additions, including an Adventure Mode with story lines and co-op play, new characters, new stages, and online combat.

Director: Masahiro Sakurai | Stars: Pat Cashman, Charles Martinet, Makiko Ômoto, Jim Walker

Votes: 3,750

36. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

52 Metascore

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian

Votes: 94,647 | Gross: $84.05M

37. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007 Video Game)

T | 95 min | Music

Create your own band and journey around the world facing famous guitarists Slash, Tom Morello and Lou, the devil himself.

Stars: Aerosmith, AFI, An Endless Sporadic, Backyard Babies

Votes: 1,658

I never actually owned this game, it's a game I've exclusively played at my friend's houses and still do to this day. Also this pretty much got me into classic rock, which I then moved on to more progressive stuff like King Crimson, and what got me into playing actual guitar

38. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

G | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

Directors: Brian Henson, David Lane | Stars: Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Kevin Bishop

Votes: 19,568 | Gross: $33.61M

39. Super Mario Galaxy (2007 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

When Princess Peach is abducted as part of Bowser's galaxy creation scheme, stalwart plumber Mario must leap to her rescue, with the help of new celestial friends and powers.

Director: Yoshiaki Koizumi | Stars: Charles Martinet, Kenny James, Samantha Kelly, Mercedes Rose

Votes: 3,310

40. Face Off (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. ... See full summary »

Stars: McKenzie Westmore, Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Michael Westmore

Votes: 5,856

41. Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The notorious criminals including the Joker, the Penguin, Catwoman, and Scarecrow have broken out of Arkham Asylum and are set to wreak havoc in Gotham City.

Director: Jon Burton | Stars: Ogie Banks, Steve Blum, Chris Edgerly, Keith Ferguson

Votes: 2,287

I played this shit so much, I wished I saw the Tim Burton movies earlier because I would’ve loved them based on how much I loved this game. Batman was the only superhero I really (and still do kinda) care about and it’s probably because of this

42. Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (2011 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

As Kaos and the Darkness attempt to take over Skylands; you and the Skylanders must stop him.

Directors: Manjit Jhita, Ali Donovan, Sylvain Doreau | Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Daniel Hagen, Patrick Warburton, Michael Yurchak

Votes: 245

43. Prehistoric Park (2006– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Nigel Marven travels back in time to rescue exotic creatures on the brink of extinction. CGI is used to create animals no longer seen on earth, from woolly mammoths, and T Rex, to dinosaur-eating crocodiles.

Stars: Rod Arthur, Suzanne McNabb, David Jason, Nigel Marven

Votes: 1,143

44. Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010 Video Game)

E

Kirby is banished into Patch Land, a world completely made of fabric,and must collect seven pieces of magic yarn that will restore the torn kingdom.

Director: Kentaro Sei | Stars: Makiko Ômoto, Tomoko Nakamura, Pablo Magaz, France Marien

Votes: 532

45. Short Circuit 2 (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Tim Blaney, Cynthia Gibb

Votes: 22,468 | Gross: $21.63M

46. Flight of the Navigator (1986)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 41,133 | Gross: $18.56M

47. Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy (2003)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary

On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from ... See full summary »

Stars: Karen Hayley, Nigel Marven, Michael Davis

Votes: 784

48. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Documentary

Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.

Stars: