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The Best Good Movies  

Carly Kiel
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List Rules Only good movies. No movies that are great, bad, or any other adjective.

Have you seen any good movies lately? Good films are what make the world go 'round. This is a list of movies that have the word "good" in the title, including compound words like "goodbye"  and "goodnight." A lot of good movies have been so good that they have made waves in Hollywood. For example, Goodfellas, A Few Good Men, and As Good As It Gets were all nominated for Tinsel Town's top honor: the Academy Award for Best Picture. So were Good Will Hunting, The Good Earth, and Good Night, and Good Luck. Also Goodbye, Mr. Chips and The Goodbye Girl. None of them won, though - but some of their actors did. Which ones? Well, Joe Pesci, Robin Williams, Richard Dreyfuss, and Helen Hunt, each for their respective starring or supporting roles.

What are the best good movies? Vote up your favorite films with the word "good" in the name, and add any good flicks that are missing.
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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Good Movies
Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci
Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Good Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Minnie Driver
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and ...more

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#66 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #13 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Good, the Bad and th... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Good Movies
Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The screenplay was written by Age ...more

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#127 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #45 of 383 The Best War Movies Ever #1 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made

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Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Good Movies
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh
Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 American comedy film written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson. Set in Saigon in 1965, during Vietnam, the film stars Robin Williams as a radio DJ ...more

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#53 of 383 The Best War Movies Ever #50 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #135 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz
As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more

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#159 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #116 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson
A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner, based on the play by Aaron Sorkin. Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) defends Marines accused of ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox
The Long Kiss Goodnight is a 1996 action film directed and produced by Renny Harlin, written and produced by Shane Black and starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.

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#118 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #512 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #717 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Kevin Spacey, Jude Law, John Cusack
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a 1997 American drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, and an adaptation of the book of the same name by John Berendt, which was based on real-life ...more
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A Good Day to Die Hard ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Good Movies
Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna
This film is a 2013 action thriller film written by Roderick Thorp and Skip Woods and directed by John Moore.

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Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Gyllenhaal
The Good Girl is a 2002 comedy-drama film directed by Miguel Arteta from a script by Mike White, and stars Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal and John C. Reilly.

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Greer Garson, John Mills, Paul Henreid
Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a 1939 British romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson. Based on the 1934 novel Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton, the film is ...more
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Daniel Brühl, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas
Good Bye, Lenin! is a 2003 German tragicomedy film. Directed by Wolfgang Becker, the cast includes Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, and Maria Simon. Most scenes were shot ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Uma Thurman, Jennifer Tilly
Johnny Be Good is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Bud Smith, starring Anthony Michael Hall as the main character, Johnny Walker. The film also features Robert Downey Jr., Steve James, ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Powers Boothe
The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American romantic comedy-drama film. Directed by Herbert Ross, the film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, and Paul Benedict. The original ...more

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#713 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #192 of 591 The Best '70s Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elliott Gould, Henry Gibson
The Long Goodbye is a 1973 neo-noir film directed by Robert Altman and based on Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Leigh Brackett, who cowrote the ...more

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George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels
Good Night, and Good Luck. is a 2005 American drama film directed by George Clooney and starring David Strathairn, Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels. The movie was ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin
The Good Shepherd is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast. De Niro also produced it with ...more

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#16 of 75 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives #10 of 13 The Most Accurate Movies About Espionage #133 of 318 The Best Political Films Ever Made

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Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Linda Cardellini
Good Burger is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. The film evolved from the comedy sketch "Good Burger" featured on the ...more

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#411 of 997 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #333 of 719 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #79 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies

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Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott
The Good Dinosaur is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film directed by Peter Sohn. In a fictional Earth in which dinosaurs never became extinct, a young Apatosaurus ...more

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Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, David Morse
The Good Son is a 1993 American psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by English novelist Ian McEwan. The film stars Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood.

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Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Abbie Cornish
A Good Year is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film, set in London and Provence. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom ...more
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Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins
The Long Good Friday is a British film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. It was completed in 1979 but, because of release delays, it is generally credited as a 1980 film. It was voted at ...more
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Luise Rainer, Paul Muni, Keye Luke
The Good Earth is a 1937 American drama film about Chinese farmers who struggle to survive. It was adapted by Talbot Jennings, Tess Slesinger, and Claudine West from the play by Donald Davis and ...more
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Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig
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