#15 Back To The Future (1985)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this has got to be one of the best scripts ever filmed. The Twin Pine Mall becomes the Lone Pine Mall after one of the signature trees gets torn down during a chase sequence. It only affects about two seconds of onscreen time, but its that kind of meticulous attention to detail that makes this one of the greatest movies ever made. Michael J Fox plays Marty McFly, the coolest kid 1985 has ever produced. Opposite him is Doc Brown, played by the hilarious Christopher Lloyd, and if you've seen him in Taxi then you know how great he is at being scatterbrained yet brilliant. Crispin Glover plays George McFly, Marty's dad who is a socially inept nerd who reads science fiction and tells bad jokes. Thomas Wilson plays one of the best onscreen villains ever created, Biff Tannen. No matter the era, Biff's character is consistently the winner of the biggest douchebag of all time award. This movie has it all, romance, adventure, time travel, action, music, and most of all humor. There isn't a single line that goes to waste, and anything someone says goes towards crafting another aspect of their personality, be it past or present (or future). One of my favourite moments is the exchange between Marty and Doc Brown from the past where they are discussing the impacts of time travel, when Marty says "heavy." Leading Doc Brown to wonder why he says it so often, asking if there has been some change to the gravity in the future. Too funny. Racing past us at eighty eight miles per hour, Back To The Future clocks in at number fifteen.