10. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
> Directed by: George Miller
> Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
> Available on: Vudu, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Fandango, Syfy, fuboTV
The critically well-received fourth installment of the post-apocalyptic movie franchise had plenty of star power with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Zoë Kravitz, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Six Oscars went to the George Miller-directed film, which the Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes said contained “exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft.” “Mad Max: Fury Road” has a 97% Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics and an 85% approval score among audiences.
9. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
> Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
> Available on: Vudu, Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Google Play Movies, YouTube, AMC on Demand, Disney Plus, DIRECTV, FandangoNOW, Fandango
Critics and fans alike flipped for the 22nd entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, delivering positive ratings of 94% and 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively. The movie was by far the top grossing release of 2019, bringing in more than $858 million at the domestic box office. The Infinity Saga finale is among the top rated Marvel films thus far.
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
> Directed by: Peter Jackson
> Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen
> Available on: Vudu, Apple iTunes, FandangoNOW, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Redbox, HBO Max, Fandango
“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” is the highest rated of all Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies, receiving 95% positive reviews from both critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. It has an 8.7 rating out of 10 among more than 1.4 million IMDb users. The movie focuses more on action than its predecessor while maintaining its emotional core, delivering viewers a wholly satisfying experience.
7. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
> Directed by: James Whale
> Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
> Available on: Vudu, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, DIRECTV, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW, Amazon Video, Redbox
Director James Whale followed up his hugely influential “Frankenstein” (1931) with a wildly inventive and popular sequel, “Bride of Frankenstein.” Writing for Time Out, critic Geoff Andrew called the funny and suspenseful film — which holds a perfect score among critics on Rotten Tomatoes — “Whale’s most perfectly realised movie.”
6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
> Directed by: James Cameron
> Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, FandangoNOW, Showtime, fuboTV, Showtime Amazon Channel, Redbox
James Cameron’s early directorial effort “The Terminator” (1984) was a huge success and holds a perfect score among Rotten Tomatoes critics. The sequel holds a 93% Freshness score among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 94% approval score among audiences. “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” holds an 8.5 rating out of 10 among nearly 1 million IMDb users. As he did with “Aliens,” Cameron delivered an action-packed and visually exceptional sequel with “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991). The movie won four Academy Awards.