These are good movies as in GOOD movies. There are other lists for awesome brainless action movies and hilarious nonsensical movies.
Consider this list in pencil, at least for now. I will need to look at this list for a while to see what I think about it. Comments are welcome, judgmental criticisms are not. I take stuff like this very seriously.
10. The Silence of the Lambs
9. The Shawshank Redemption
8. Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers
5. Dark Knight
4. Star Wars: A New Hope
2. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
(Hmm, I don’t know about this. I may have to change this to a top 15)