Private Ryan - WWII movie directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, covers the D-Day landing at Normandy. It's been called the most realistic war movie ever made. Outstanding special effects.
Mama (2013). I like this movie because it has a good story. The children are wild and creepy. Even though the special effects are not the best in the world, the story more than makes up for it. The dynamics between the girls and the ghost "Mama" are very interesting. Also, I like that it does not have a predictable ending.
The Fighter . I don't like boxing but this is a good, good movie. And, I gotta say, if you ever need to tell off your in-laws, Amy Adams' character gives inspiration. Could watch her again and again in that role! :)