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There are some movies that I always stop at and watch if I see them on TV or I can put in the DVD player and watch when I'm board and never get tired of. I'm sure you have the same movies. They may be your favorite movie or they're just that good. I'll start and you add to the list. What movies - theatrical releases, made for TV, direct to video, holiday special, whatever - have the highest rewatch value for you?
The Most Rewatchable Movies, film, entertainment, films, anything, other, best movies, popular opinion,

Back to the Future

Die Hard

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Forrest Gump

Groundhog Day

Jurassic Park

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Star Wars

The Princess Bride

The Shawshank Redemption

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<![CDATA[The Best Albums of the 1990s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-albums-of-the-1990s

List of the best albums released in the 1990s, from the years 1990 to 1999. These albums span all music genres – though tend to focus largely on popular music genres like rock, hip-hop, R&B and pop – and cover both new '90s bands that exploded on the scene along with older acts from previous generations that continued making music at the time. The list order is based both on votes and on individual lists made by users – to have the most influence on the rankings, add your own list of favorite '90s albums.

Popular trends in the '90s largely carried over from the previous decade, including a fascination with teen pop and dance pop music, along with the growing popularity of hip-hop and rap albums among a mainstream audience. The early 1990s were dominated by the West Coast gangsta rap sound, particularly following the release of Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" in 1992. The mid '90s were notable for the shocking, violent deaths of two of the era's most popular rappers – Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Notorious BIG). Wallace's producer and collaborator, Sean "Puffy" Combs, went on to dominate the mainstream hip-hop charts in the ensuing years.

Contemporary R&B and soul – sometimes in the '90s grouped under the term "urban music" – also remained extremely popular with acts such as En Vogue, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Babyface, and R. Kelly dominating the charts.

Rock in the '90s was notable for the explosion of the "grunge" sound in the early part of the decade, with bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam bringing the grimy, less polished style of the Pacific Northwest to mainstream radio. Later, the grunge trend melded with the popularity of what was termed "alternative rock," an umbrella term incorporating styles as varied as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, and Sublime. British acts making up the "Britpop" sub-genre of rock, which remained popular throughout the decade, included Blur, Oasis, Pulp, and Supergrass.

What are greatest albums of the 90s? Take a look here and you'll see.

The Best Albums of the 1990s,

Blood Sugar Sex Magik



OK Computer

Siamese Dream



In Utero



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<![CDATA[The Most Annoying TV Hosts]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-annoying-tv-hosts/tvs-frank
The most annoying TV hosts include reality TV presenters, game show hosts and both morning and late-night talk show hosts. Each person on this list is considered, at least by some, to be abrasive and/or generally irritating. Not everyone's going to agree, of course, and that's why this is a VoteRanked list: You vote for the TV hosts that you find the most annoying, and vote down those you actually like. Also, if a particular host that annoys you isn't listed, feel free to add them.

No list of annoying television hosts would be complete without the reality television presenters such as Ryan Seacrest, Survivor host Jeff Probst and Chris Harrison, host of ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

And then there's the talk show hosts! Larry King could certainly be annoying, but what about his CNN prime-time replacement, Piers Morgan. And what about the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Grace, Bill O'Reilly, Matt Lauer and yes, even Katie Couric. Does she deserve a gold star for being annoying on the most different networks!

And from the late night talk show arena? Do hosts likeChelsea Handler, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and -- gasp -- Conan O'Brien deserve to rank high on the list? Everyone's entitled to an opinion. Now have yours! 
The Most Annoying TV Hosts,

Al Sharpton
Bill O'Reilly
The O'Reilly Factor
Donald Trump
Celebrity Apprentice
Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo at Large
Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Presents: Master Class

Phil McGraw
Dr. Phil
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan Live
Rosie O'Donnell
The View, The Rosie Show

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<![CDATA[These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-songwriters-of-all-time
If you ask anyone who has ever tried, it's tough to write one song, nevertheless a batch to be considered a songwriter. Add to the mix that the song actually getting recorded and becoming a hit, it's pretty hard to be a great songwriter. Yet that's what make the greatest songwriters different from Average Joe who has tried to pen a song. The best songwriters usually have written multiple hits that not only their most ardent fans know, but also casual listeners.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney are considered two the best songwriters. The Beatles were fueled by this legendary duo's prowess and are debatably the greatest band because these two outstanding songwriters.

Similarly to Lennon and McCartney, Bob Dylan is another songwriter who can be considered one of the greatest of all time. Dylan's songwriting introduced powerful imagery and themes that were deeply layered within the context of his writing. His songwriting influenced an entire generation of bands, songwriters and fans, including another member of this list, Bruce Springsteen.

This is the Ultimate List of the greatest songwriters of all time. Everyone on this list is considered one of the best at his or her craft. Vote for the songwriter who you think is the greatest, which shouldn't be too easy with a list like this one.
These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time,

Bob Dylan

Brian Wilson

David Bowie

George Harrison

John Lennon

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Joni Mitchell

Neil Young

Paul Simon


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<![CDATA[Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-men-youd-want-to-have-a-beer-with/ariel-kana
If given the opportunity to sit down for a beer with any famous male figure, which famous men would you most want to get a drink with? Similar to the list of celebrity women you'd want to have a drink with you're not picking these guys because you want to get them drunk and see where the night goes.  You're choosing who out of all the interesting famous people on the planet would be your ultimate pick to grab a beer with -- famous actors, directors, politicians, athletes, and even billionaires could all be great choices. (If the celeb you most want to hang out with doesn't drink, that's cool. They can order a non-alcoholic beer!)

You have to consider, when picking who you'd want at the barstool next to you, the things you're going to talk about, likability, things you would have in common (do you like the same sports teams, movies, food are you from the same state), fun personality, most down to earth and who would make the best drinking buddy.  Do not focus solely on looks.

This list of famous men ranges from politicians like Bill Clinton, comedic actors like Bill Murray and Will Ferrell who you're sure to be thoroughly entertained by and have some good laughs with, record breaking athletes and notorious Hollywood bad boys like Colin Farrell.   

Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With,

Bill Murray

Daniel Radcliffe
Accio shots!
Edgar Allan Poe

Johnny Depp

Martin Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Robert Downey Jr.

Robin Williams

Tom Hanks

Hugh Jackman

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<![CDATA[The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-games-of-all-time
These are the greatest games of all time, as voted on and reranked by gamers like yourself. Video games are more popular than ever. Since the early '80 when gaming systems like Atari, Nintendo and Sega first took arcade favorite and made them available to a wider audience, video games have become a part of the pop culture lexicon. Many of the best video games are action and adventure games, usually with an ultimate goal to reach in the end. That could mean rescuing a princess, like in games like the Super Mario franchise and Legend of Zelda, or it could mean battling it out with iconic villains like in Goldeneye. Sometime whooping some butt is fun and if that's your favorite type of video game, then you would be partial to the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Contra and Mortal Kombat as the best video games.

The 00's produced some of the best video games of all time. Halo, Assassin's Creed and The Sims have remained popular ten year after their respective releases. People love playing these games and they've taken their place as classics within the gaming community. 

Vote for your favorite games on this Ultimate List of The Best Video Games of All Time. If there are any of your favorite top video games that aren't on this list, feel free to add them. 

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans,

Final Fantasy VII

Pokémon Red and Blue

Super Mario 64

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario World

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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<![CDATA[The Greatest (Real) Bill Murray Stories Ever Told]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-7-greatest-_real_-bill-murray-stories-ever-told/kristin-wong
Bill Murray is a badass. Though now known for his roles in such classic films as Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, and Stripes, Murray first got his start as a castmember on SNL. Who could forget his classic Nick The Lounge Singer bit? Some of these Bill Murray stories are legend, and some may have indisputable proof – yet they are all amazing and sound exactly like the kind of awesome thing the most enigmatic celebrity (that we actually like) would do. From stories on the set to sightings in Karaoke clubs and even crashing random house parties, this is a list of the greatest (real) Bill Murray encounters of all time. 

For more amazing true Bill Murray facts, check out this list of roles Bill Murray almost played.
The Greatest (Real) Bill Murray Stories Ever Told,

Bill Murray Surprise Bartends at Shangri-La at SXSW
The Story:

The story begins when Bill Murray attends Austin's SXSW festival and hangs out with Wu-Tang clan.

He shows up with them at the bar Shangri-La and insists on bartending, only serving patrons shots of tequila. No matter what they ordered, he pours them a lot of tequila.

Everyone there is Tweeting, Facebooking, and blogging about it, and someone even took a video:

Bill Murray Bartending at SXSW 2010 from Erica Hoerl on Vimeo.

Throughout the rest of the week, Murray is spotted at various parties, including one Redditor's ("one who frequents the popular website, reddit.com") friend's house party:


This story is widespread, and there's video to prove its accuracy. It also proves the extent of Murray's awesomeness. Who knows how many of the details and secondhand accounts are true, but the video is pretty indisputable.


Bill Murray Reads Poetry to Construction Workers Building NY's Poet House
The Story:

During construction of the Poet's House, a library in Manhattan, Bill Murray stops by to read poems to the construction workers who are working on the building. In the middle of reading, he says, "It gets worse. If you want to take a sick day, do it now." Workers laugh and take photos with their cell phones.


Indisputably true.
Bill Murray Crashes Engagement Photo Shoot
In May, 2014, wedding photographer Raheel Gauba was out on a photo shoot with Erik Rogers and Ashley Donald, when suddenly the expressions on their faces went from candid to pure shock. Gauba told The Post and Courier: "I thought who the heck is bothering them? I turn around and it's Bill Murray with his shirt up, belly out, tapping his belly and trying to make them laugh." 

Gauba invited Murray over to pose with the young couple for a few shots, to which he obliged, and then took off. 
Bill Murray Crashes Bachelor Party
The Story:

Over Memorial Day weekend 2014, a handful of guys from Boston College are in Charleston, SC, for a bachelor party when Bill Murray offers some words of wisdom to the groom.

A friend of the groom says: "At one point during dinner at a steakhouse, one guy goes to the bathroom downstairs and sees Bill Murray sitting with some people with a fishing vest on. We talked to the waiter to see if we could send him some drinks, to which Bill declined. One of my buddies then went down and asked if he'd come up and say a few words for EJ and got a 'No thanks.' My buddy comes back up dejected and tells us it's not going to happen. Two minutes later, Bill f*cking Murray walks into the room and gives this speech." 

Murray says to the group, "You know how they say funerals are for the dead, not for the living? Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they're for the unmarried." 

He then goes on to give sound advice to the rest of the group who hasn't gotten engaged yet. "If you have someone that you think is The One, take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And when you land at JFK, and you're still in love with that person... get married."

Then, Bill Murray hoists the groom up on his shoulders.


You tell me. The video is right there.
Bill Murray Does Karaoke with Complete Strangers
The Story:

A group of friends go out to have a few drinks at a bar called Karaoke One 7 in New York City. Mike, the guy who reported this story to authorities, notices a couple of women who have just walked in with a guy that looks just like Bill Murray... because he IS Bill Murray.

After they do the good ol' "celebrity confirmation", the group proceeds to invite Bill Murray into their karaoke room.

15 minutes later, Bill Murray knocks on their door.

Bill Murray and the girl he's with – notably from Amsterdam – sing a bunch of French songs and buy everyone these weird green drinks made with Chartreuse. After these, Bill Murray himself sings an Elvis song with Mike – and the group, of course, takes a bunch of photos.


The photos are pretty irrefutable, but the verdict is still vague. There have been a few discrepancies, first being exactly when this incident took place. It was also first reported that he showed up at Karaoke One with a group of women, then later corrected that it was one Dutch woman. The details aren't 100% clear; however, Murray is known for randomly crashing strangers' parties, so there's a good chance this one is true. And it is probably the realization of every Bill Murray fan's biggest dream.


Bill Murray Dances to "Turn Down For What" at a Birthday Party
Marvin Larry Reynolds, of Jedburg, South Carolina, invited Murray to his 64th birthday party in September 2014. Of course, Murray showed up. But he didn't just sit quietly in the corner. Chef Brett McKee, a friend of Murray's, was catering the party and blessed the internet with some fantastic pictures from the party, and even video of Murray and other attendees dancing to classic tracks like "Turn Down For What."

Bill Murray Accidentally Stars in Garfield
The Story:

Bill Murray sees the name "Joel Cohen" (THIS Joel Cohen) attached to the Garfield script, believing it's the famed director of Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink, and No Country for Old Men – Joel Coen... as in THIS Joel Coen (no H, you see). Academy Award-winning Joel Coen.

According to Esquire magazine, Murray says: "I looked at the script, and it said, 'So-and-so and Joel Coen.' And I thought: Christ, well, I love those Coens! They're funny. So I sorta read a few pages of it and thought, Yeah, I'd like to do that."

Then he saw the movie. And only AFTER that did he realize that it wasn't Joel Coen, but Joel Cohen. No Fargo, No Country for Old Men or Big Lebowski – no, this one was Daddy Day Camp (the sequel to Daddy Day Care), Evan Almighty, and Cheaper By the Dozen Joel Cohen.

"I kept saying, 'Who the hell cut this thing? Who did this? What the f**k was Coen thinking?' And then they explained it to me: It wasn't written by that Joel Coen." 


Although this might be the actor-celebrity version of sleeping with someone questionable and then claiming you were drunk, there's obviously no doubting the accuracy of the interview. It's just a shame that it took the movie being finished before Murray realized his mistake. But hey, every paycheck helps - even someone like Bill Murray, so why the hell not?

Bill Murray Pairs Up with Blonde Girl in Foreign Country... Goes to Party
... kind of like in Lost in Translation.

The Story:

One evening after a golf tournament in St. Andrews, Bill Murray decides to go out and explore the city.

He's out for drinks with fellow golfers when he meets young a beautiful blonde Nordic woman named Lykke Stavnef, who is there with her friend Marie Bergene –and who, naturally, invites him to a party.

Bill Murray says yes.

When they show up, no one can believe that 22-year-old Stavnef has brought him to a house party. She's concerned that there are not enough clean dishes there, so Bill Murray actually decides to start washing dishes. Everyone is amused when he cleans some dishes so that people can drink, but even more charmed when he happily accepts drinking vodka out of a coffee mug.

Before he leaves, he finishes cleaning the feet-high dishes pile left by the college students, then heads back to his hotel.


Well, it was reported by telegraph.co.uk, which has a slight problem with credibility... However, there were also over a dozen eye witnesses. This is not only believable, but it is absolutely awesome how humble, nice, and cool Bill Murray was.

New Rule: if you meet Bill Murray somewhere and he seems relaxed and in a good mood, and it's late enough, invite him to a party.

Bill Murray Thinks Autographs Are Boring, Films Slowmo Walk
The Story:

Like most celebrities, Bill Murray isn't a fan of being bothered for his autograph. Unlike most celebrities, it's because he finds it too impersonal.

One day, Bill Murray is doing a shoot for a guy, and that guy's friend asks him for an autograph. Instead of just writing his name on a piece of paper, Bill gives them something better. He films a slow motion walk down the hall with all the guys à la Wes Anderson.


Bill Murray Crashes a White House Press Conference to Rep the Cubs

On October 21, 2016, Bill Murray took the stage in the White House briefing room to announce the Chicago Cubs will make it to the World Series in 2016. A life-long time Cubs fan, Murray wore a beautiful, understated Cubs pullover to drive his point home.

"I feel very confident that Clayton Kershaw is a great, great pitcher, but we've got too many sticks," Murray said. Reporters, playing along, referred to the actor as Mr. President, and nodded along as he offered his analysis as to why it's more appropriate a team from Chicago play in the fall classic than a team from LA. 

"We also have a little bit of autumn in Chicago. You don't get that in Los Angeles. Trees just die in Los Angeles. In Illinois, they flourish." Murray was at the White House to receive the Mark Twain Prize from President Obama, and stopped by the briefing room moments after a press conference wrapped. 

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-songs-by-90s-one-hit-wonders/ranker-music
A list of the greatest songs by 90s one-hit wonders. Are you looking for your favorite 1990s songs, but don’t know who the artist is? Browse through this list of the greatest songs by 90s one-hit wonders to see if your favorite song made the list. Then you can see who the 90s artist is and search for the album to listen to sometime. Ordered from the most popular one-hit song wonders from the 90s to the least popular, you can find some great music by picking from the top of the list. Go ahead and vote for your favorite songs and artists from the 90s as well, and they will get raised higher on the list.

Feel free to copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite 90s music. That way, you will never forget the artists to your favorite 1990s songs again! If you don’t see your favorite song or artist listed, go ahead and add it to the list. Then others can vote for it and you can see where it ranks on the list of great 90s songs by one-hit wonders.

The 90s brought a change in the style of music. We went from the popular dance music and nostalgic love songs to the more hip-hop and alternative styles of music. Many of the most-loved songs from the 1990s were made by one-hit wonders. Even though these artists only produced one song that made the top 40s, many music enthusiasts will often find other songs from these 90s artists that they enjoy just as much. Look through the list of great 90s music from one-hit wonders to find your favorite songs and artists, and you may even find a new favorite type of music!
The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders,

Baby Got Back

Ice Ice Baby

What's Up
4 Non Blondes

No Rain
Blind Melon

Meredith Brooks

Closing Time
Bitter Sweet Symphony

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Proclaimers

Jump Around

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<![CDATA[The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-heartbreaking-novels-ever-written/ranker-books
This list is about the most heartbreaking novels ever written; it answers the question, “What are the saddest books of all time?” If you’ve ever read one of these tear-jerkers, you know that these sad stories will tug on your heart strings in a way that no other novel can.  The best sad stories like this will warm even the coldest of hearts! We’ve all felt the pain of loss, the agony of heartbreak and the joy of falling in love: we all relate to sad stories. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter provides us with a sense of empathy for an underdog, a woman that is forced to wear her sins on her sleeve for the world to see. Natalie Babbit’s Tuck Everlasting pulls on that secret place deep down in each of us that longs for love to never end, but teaches us that what seems like a blessing to us now may be a curse in the future. Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha shows us how life can be in another part of the world, moving us from our self-centered perspectives about life into a compassion for those less fortunate. These stories mold us into who we are and show us where we came from. Most importantly, these novels teach us that we’re not as different as we may think.
The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written,

My Sister's Keeper

Bridge to Terabithia

Flowers for Algernon

Les Misérables

Of Mice and Men

Old Yeller

To Kill a Mockingbird

Where the Red Fern Grows

Charlotte's Web

The Book Thief

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<![CDATA[The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-all-time-tom-cruise-movies
The best all-time Tom Cruise movies show the iconic drama and action-movie star in his finest performances. Cruise is easily a contender as one of the greatest film actors of all time and these movies show exactly why. Tom Cruise is both an outstanding actor and one of the most controversial figures in Hollywood. He is also one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. After watching these movie clips, rank these according to how good Tom Cruise is acting.

Since his very first part in 1981 when he had a small role in "Endless Love," few Tom Cruise movies have not been notable but it was his role in 1983's "Risky Business" that made Tom Cruise a household name. His star power continued increase in the late 80s as he appeared in lead roles in films like "Top Gun" and "Legend."

Numerous other hits followed in the 80s such as "Rain Man" and "Born on the Fourth of July" leading into a powerful 90s of Tom Cruise movies like "Days of Thunder," "The Firm," "Interview with the Vampire" and "Mission: Impossible," a series that spawned several sequels. More recently, Cruise has seen success with great films like "Jerry Macguire," "War of the Worlds" and "Minority Report."

While it's pretty hard to find a bad Tom Cruise movie, he has not been immune to flops. Then again, the best movies for any actor, or the best movies of all time in general are often a matter of opinion. Share yours below by voting for the Tom Cruise movies you love best, adding any not listed or re-ranking this list your way.
The All-Time Best Tom Cruise Movies,

Born on the Fourth of July


Jerry Maguire

Minority Report

Mission: Impossible

Rain Man

Risky Business

Top Gun

A Few Good Men

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

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