11) Final Destination (2000) Starring: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter and Kerr Smith. As though life wasn’t hard enough without Death trying to kill you in the simplest but cleverest ways possible. He has made every part of your life a trap, the plane you fly on, the bathroom you use, the house you live in, the car you drive, the bus that passes by, and more. Every choice you make could set the design in motion, and if you change that design, Death isn’t going to like it. This is the movie that started it all, the long string of four movies that never quite lived up to the first, but shared unique death defying acts.
12) Overboard (1987) Starring: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. So, you had it all! You were rich, lived on a luxury boat, and could treat people any way you wanted. Then, you went ahead and fell of that boat, got yourself some amnesia, only to be left in the hands of that handsome carpenter that you treated like dirt the previous day. Now you’re supposedly the mother of his children and falling in love with the simple, but loving life you never had. Sound ridiculous? Well, it is, but it works and it is one of the most adorable and funny romantic comedies I have ever seen.
13) Cruel Intentions (1999) Starring: Sarah Michelle Geller, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon. Let’s make a bet! Those words seemed so innocent until seeing this royally messed up film about a step brother and sister who make a bet that if the brother can bed the self proclaimed virgin-til-marriage, he can have the one woman that would never give it up to him, his stepsister. And, if he can’t, the stepsister gets his sexy car. Of course, nothing turns out as well planned. The stepbrother falls in love for the first time in his entire lengthy romantic career and the stepsister just grows more and more sadistic and jealous. Please note, that although this film spawn two sequels, they do not even come close to being half as interesting as the original and do not qualify for this list by any means.
14) 3 Ninjas (1992) Starring: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, and Max Elliot Slade. For every one of my lists, there seems to be a movie about ninjas because they are so cool! Or so I thought of this move when it first came out. (I was 6 years old.) Now, I don’t find it as cool, but it is still very much a part of my childhood. My cousins and I actually watched this together on Christmas Eve! It’s like Home Alone, if only Macaulay Culkin were three ninja brothers in training and there were surfer dudes and other ninjas trying to get into his house and kidnap him instead of burglars. Oh, and if there were an annoying, little, buck-toothed, next-door-neighbor girl that had a crush on him. Just a good family movie.
15) Disturbing Behavior (1998) Starring: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, and Nick Stahl. I thought of this film at the last minute. I saw it when I was in high school and only rediscovered it recently when I found it for $5.99 at FYE. So, you remember high school, right? And do you remember those goody-brown-nosing-annoying-overachieving-zombies that couldn’t do an off thing to save their life? Well, what if they were really brainwashed by the system, altered to be perfect, rewired to conform, and designed to remove any “bad” elements from the community? That’s exactly what happens in this movie, and it is up to the students from the outcast clique to figure out what the he** is going on.
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