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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ One of the best ever. Timeless. My love affair with movies may be defined by this James Cameron classic, which I saw for the first time when I was 10. I still remember the goosebumps I used to get (and probably still do) whenever it opens up with the scene of the future and Linda Hamilton's voiceover. ” - praveen77
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ A beautiful story of friendship, courage and the power of hope. A movie which you slowly fall in love with and by the time it's over, you realise you HAVE to revisit it. ” - praveen77
JFK (1991)
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A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ The ultimate conspiracy theory flick. But apart from that, the level of intensity and inspiration both Stone and Costner (with an excellent supporting cast) bring to proceedings make this a movie, ultimately, about the importance of integrity, truth and dedication. ” - praveen77
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ Powerful. Hard hitting. And a towering performance by Edward Norton. You could almost feel the hate coming out of him as he spewed vitriol from his mouth. This movie just showed that hate will never get you anywhere. ” - praveen77
Blood Diamond (2006)
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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ The movie which, for me, finally did away with DiCaprio's baby face and made him look like a tough guy. An exciting and nail biting actioner set among the war fields of Africa, Blood Diamond also tried to pass an enduring message. Excellent direction, excellent acting and basically just excellent. ” - praveen77
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002)
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During a bus journey, a devout Hindu Brahmin woman protects a Muslim man when communal rioting breaks out. (120 mins.)
Director: Aparna Sen
“ An almost subtle, yet incredibly moving story of communal hatred and the slowly burgeoning love between two unlikely travel partners. Brilliant. ” - praveen77
The Dark Knight (2008)
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When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ This is not just a superhero flick. Not even just the best superhero flick. This is one of the best ever. A perfect marriage between the commercial and the critical, for me it represents the perfect movie which can be enjoyed by all classes of moviegoers. ” - praveen77
The Insider (1999)
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A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ This is one of the most thrilling drama's I've ever seen. Shows how a movie can be nailbiting without any special effects or action sequences. Confirmed Michael Mann as one of my favorite directors. ” - praveen77
In Harihar Nagar (1990)
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Four unemployed men try to impress a new neighbor. Hilarity ensues, until the antagonist puts in an appearance. (133 mins.)
“ A movie which symbolizes to me the golden age of Malayalam cinema and Malayalam comedies. It was not just funny, it was unbearably thrilling and sad too at times. Along with T2, one of those movies which made me fall in love with the movies. ” - praveen77
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
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The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ The first of Clint Eastwood's two part take on the battle of Iwo Jima. Less acclaimed than the second one, but I felt this one was just as powerful, if not more, in its anti war take. A must watch war movie which doesn't take sides. ” - praveen77
Manichithrathazhu (1993)
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When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed. (169 mins.)
Director: Fazil
“ One of the best Malayalam movies ever made. Considering that it came at a time when these kind of themes were virtually unheard of in Indian cinema and the brilliant performances by Shobana, Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi, makes it even better. Not withstanding the substandard remakes (Bhool Bhulaiya, Chandramukhi etc.) ” - praveen77
Spy Game (2001)
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Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors. (126 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ One of the best spy movies I have seen. A great game of cat and mouse as Robert Redford and Brad Pitt bring their best to the table. Probably the best Tony Scott has made. I have always wondered why it did not get more love than what it got. ” - praveen77
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ My favorite foreign film. An adult fairytale, the kinds of which I have never seen before. This one is spooky, touching, thrilling and wonderfully shot. ” - praveen77
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
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Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension. (183 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
“ A movie which redefined Bollywood for the new generation and brought in much more new fans to the industry. All the characters and their predicaments seemed to be perfectly enacted by a top notch cast. The beginning of the modern legend of Farhan Akhtar, and almost totally responsible for rejuvenating Saif Ali Khan's career. ” - praveen77
Remember the Titans (2000)
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The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
“ Another look at the issue of racism, but in a more family friendly and mellow manner. Yet, equally powerful in depicting how its not the skin but the soul which counts for in the end. ” - praveen77
Rang De Basanti (2006)
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This story is about six friends who help an English filmmaker create a documentary about Indian freedom struggle. During filming, this group of friends learn about those before them and the importance of fighting for their rights. (157 mins.)
“ A refreshing, innovative and passionate take on the apathy of the new generation and how even the most aimless can be changed on finding a focus to live (or die) for. Above all, it showed the true meaning of patriotism. Not blind patriotism for a country or race, but devotion and loyalty to the ones you love. ” - praveen77
Forrest Gump (1994)
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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Tom Hanks second Oscar, and a beautiful little fairy tale. This is one of those movies you fall in love with all over again each time you watch it. Life is, after all, like a box of chocolates. ” - praveen77
Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
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Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer. (144 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ A similar theme to Rang De Basanti, but in a totally different representation. This was a light hearted, comical venture which brilliantly juxtaposed the teachings of non violence with the modern world. It may be hard to believe, but isn't what this world needs a little bit of hope? ” - praveen77
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ This may seem like another cop movie on serial killers and their hunt, but it is anything but. The story is taken as merely a canvas to paint a wide tapestry of human emotion and character which focuses more on the internal demons which haunts each of these characters. The cinematography and music perfectly captures this mood – slow burning, understated, grime tinted and devastatingly effective. This is not a neatly wrapped up ready to order thriller. This is a movie where the cinematic techniques and writing are at their most superlative. The ending can be considered open ended, unsettling and maybe unsatisfying for some, but bear in mind – this was based on a true story, and this was never meant to be just about the case. ” - praveen77
A Peck on the Cheek (2002)
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A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists. (123 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ As far as I am concerned, this is Mani Ratnam's best. An adopted girl's search through the wilderness of the LTTE jungle that is Sri Lanka for her biological mother. Brilliant performances by the main cast and supporting acts. Despite some hard to believe parts, still a modern classic. ” - praveen77
Spotlight (2015)
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The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. (128 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
“ McCarthy has always been a favorite, but he outdoes himself here. Brilliant, tense, gripping drama on the true life investigation by a group of reporters into a massive cover up of pedophile priests by the Catholic church. The movie is a superlative example of how a great screenplay and dialog, matched with some amazing acting and direction can prove to be as edge of seat gripping as any big budget thriller. ” - praveen77
Anjathe (2008)
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Two friends become enemies when one, who wants to be a policeman, can't make it but the other gets that job by political influence. (185 mins.)
Director: Myshkin
“ I LOVED this cop and robbers saga of two friends who end up on opposite sides of the law, with the one expected to be the model law abiding citizen ending up on the wrong side. Brilliant direction, with the atmosphere set up amazingly well and shouldered well by Narein along with others. This is Tamil cinema at its best. ” - praveen77
Summer in Bethlehem (1998)
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Dennis (Suresh Gopi) and Ravishankar (Jayaram) tries to find Ravishankar's secret admirer when Ravi's relatives joins them to spend their vacation.
Director: Sibi Malayil
“ A heartfelt, beautifully evoked summer romance in an idyllic setting. This showed Sibi Malayil at his best. Suresh Gopi gave, in my opinion, one of his best performances which the common viewer seemed to have not noticed in the wake of Jayaram's usually mimicry. A carefully nuanced and sensitive portrayal of a good guy, while the chemistry he shared with the peerless Manju Warrier was matchless. ” - praveen77
Incendies (2010)
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Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (131 mins.)
“ Powerful and hard hitting tale of the paths we take and the fates which lie in wait for us. The story revolves around a mother who leaves her twins a letter each, one with information on their father and the other on their brother. The search for the truth wil take these siblings (and us) on an unforgettable journey through a history of oppression and violence. Does 1+1=1 ? I was captivated by this story. ” - praveen77
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ The whole trilogy was amazing, but this one was the best. Though they did leave out a lot of stuff from the book, I still thought it was almost perfect. ” - praveen77
Oldboy (2003)
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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ The only Korean movie I have seen so far. Dark, disturbing and shocking, it is also an almost flawless piece of storytelling. One of my favorite foreign language films. ” - praveen77
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
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Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. (114 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ I couldn't believe this sensitive, carefully portayed film about a missing girl and the detectives who try to find her, was made by Ben Affleck. Affleck may not have done great stuff in front of the camera, but his directorial debut (with his brother Casey in the lead) points to greater things to come. ” - praveen77
Hum Tum (2004)
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A novel look at the eternal battle of the sexes and the trials and tribulations of Karan and Rhea and their attempts to understand each other. (142 mins.)
Director: Kunal Kohli
“ Saif Ali Khan seemed to extend his DCH character into this. The result was a wonderful, peppy romantic comedy with amazing chemistry between the two leads, SAK and Rani Mukherjee. ” - praveen77
Courage Under Fire (1996)
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A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor. (116 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
“ Again, Edward Zwick at his best. Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan (along with an able supporting cast led by Matt Damon) pitch in flawless performances, in this story of honour, courage and eventual redemption during wartime. ” - praveen77
Changeling (2008)
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A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Eastwood is turning into one of my favorite directors, and this story of his based on a real life case of police corruption is one of his best in recent times. The determination and grit shown by a few good people in the face of increasing hopelessness is as inspiring as it gets. ” - praveen77
The Prestige (2006)
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Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ Another one of Nolan's masterpieces. A brilliantly edge of the seat tale of two rival magicians. Amazing performances and an intriguing storyline which catches you by surprise throughout. ” - praveen77
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)
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A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country. (174 mins.)
Director: Gautham Menon
“ Gautham Menon is known for making big budget movies which also have strong plots and characters. This one is one of the best thrillers I have seen in Indian cinema, led by the great Kamal Hasan. Another example that despite the loads of substandard fare which comes out of their industry, when they do it well, they do it better than most. ” - praveen77
The Truth (1998)
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The film begins with some insight into a Brahmin family, with Patteri Thilakan as the patriarch, who...
Director: Shaji Kailas
“ For me, the best of the Mamooty investigative thrillers. An unnaturally subtle character in search of the perpetrator of a heinous double murder, it was thrilling without being bombastic (Considering Shaji Kailas' later works, this is unbelievable). Even the background music lifted from Enigma seemed to suit the mood. ” - praveen77
The Matrix (1999)
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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ Does anything else really have to be said about this masterpiece? This was a movie which blew away most who watched it at the time with its innovative and complex plot and action, and the effect remains on further views. ” - praveen77
Munich (2005)
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
“ Not one of Spielberg's movies which are among his most acclaimed, but I thought it was an excellent evocation of the conflicting emotions of revenge and forgiveness. A superb lead performance from Eric Bana too. ” - praveen77
Watchmen (2009)
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In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. (162 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ I have not read the graphic novel on which it is based, but I heard it was thought to be almost unfilmable. Whatever the case, the movie they made ultimately turned out to be a complex, intense and exciting work of art, and made us see the term 'superhero' from an entirely different angle. ” - praveen77
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
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The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ The second of Eastwood's take on Iwo Jima, told completely from the Japanese perspective. Watching these young soldiers suffer as they fight for what they know is a hopeless cause, you wonder at the futility of it all. ” - praveen77
Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
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A father and son help each other through growing up, romance, tragedy, and adventure. (169 mins.)
“ Another Gautham Menon opus. And Surya's magnum opus. The epitome of method acting, he played out 5-6 different characters in one movie. How he was passed up for the major awards I'm not sure. ” - praveen77
Coraline (2009)
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An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ A dark, intense and almost adult fairytale. The unique style of animation also made it a beautiful experience to watch. ” - praveen77
Mission: Impossible (1996)
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An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. (110 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ I loved the first MI. The intrigue, complex plotting and unbearable tension was a thrill a minute. ” - praveen77
Apocalypto (2006)
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As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ Mel Gibson in the directors chair. I don't know how much of it was historically accurate, but what a chase! Great cinematography too. ” - praveen77
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
“ One of the best indie films I have seen. Wacky, humorous, quirky and totally original. ” - praveen77
Minority Report (2002)
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In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder. (145 mins.)
“ One of my favorite sci fi futuristic flicks. The thrills were great, as well as the pacing and backstory. Tom Cruise carried it with typical charisma. ” - praveen77
Blow (2001)
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The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s. (124 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
“ Despite the overly sentimental approach they took to showing a drug lord, I thought the direction was spot on and made us completely care for this misguided anti hero who was a bit too trusting. And of course a great performance by Johnny Depp. ” - praveen77
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
“ The novel by David Mitchell was epic and wildly experimental in nature. Translating it to the big screen would be a mammoth task and required visionary and daring minds to make it work. And the Wachowskis and Tom Twyker proved themselves more than adept. Spanning multiple generations, from the 18th century to a futuristic post apocalyptic world, this brilliantly incorporates themes of love, karma, rebirth and the corruption of power into its multi pronged narrative with some amazing performances and cinematography. Sure, it may not be for the average moviegoer and may have come a cropper at the box office, but in years to come, it should rightly be recognized for the modern masterpiece it is. ” - praveen77
Miami Vice (2006)
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Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined. (134 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ This somehow did not get too much love from people. While I agree its totally different from the TV show, I loved the uber cool, stylized and no nonsense style it employed. Another feather in Mann's cap. ” - praveen77
Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008)
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Five people whose lives are affected by the 2006 Mumbai train bombings. (134 mins.)
Director: Nishikant Kamat
“ One of the best of new age Bollywood... An amazing director with an exciting cast and a great theme. Much better than the overrated 'Wednesday'. ” - praveen77
Pranchiyettan and the Saint (2010)
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Pranchiyettan is a successful businessman who often has talks with an imaginary St. Francis of Assisi. The story deals with how he goes about changing his embarrassing image to making a name for himself using wealth and contacts. (140 mins.)
Director: Renjith
“ Delightful comedy from that wonder duo of Ranjith-Mamooty. The Thrissur slang and its environs perfectly captured in this comical celluloid masterpiece! ” - praveen77
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
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In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ The first animated feature which truly impressed me. The final sequences between the monster and Boo affected me as much as any well made drama does. ” - praveen77
Cry Freedom (1987)
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South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko. (157 mins.)
“ Attenborough is more known for his definitive work, Gandhi. But I was somehow more impressed with this work based on real life characters of Steve Biko and Donald Woods during apartheid, played effectively by Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline. ” - praveen77
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Johnny Depp and Tim Burton in one of their best collaborations. And a to-die-for cute Winona Ryder. A very touching tale of a social misfit who just wanted to belong. ” - praveen77
Khakee (2004)
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DCP Anant Shrivastav (Amitabh Bachchan) has been assigned the mission to escort terrorist Iqbal Ansari (Atul Kulkarni) from Chandangarh to Mumbai... (174 mins.)
“ Rajkumar Santoshi is one of my fave directors from Bollywood's old school. This movie was totally gripping, edge of the seat stuff with a first rate cast. ” - praveen77
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
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Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them. (120 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ This was a simple and hilarious little gem. Joe Pesci at his best and a extremely cute and convincingly loving performance from Oscar winner Marisa Tomei. ” - praveen77
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
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Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal. (113 mins.)
“ I was totally and pleasantly surprised with Kutcher's performance in this. A well crafted and immensely captivating psychological thriller with a great turn by Kutcher. ” - praveen77
LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)
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A video camcorder, a store security camera, and concealed cameras candidly expose lives in three loosely-linked tales. (155 mins.)
“ Brilliant film making. My respect for Dibakar Bannerjee has gone up ten fold on watching this low budget masterpiece. Each of the stories doesnt just tug, but grabs hold of your heartstrings as conflicting emotions of humour, love and absolute dread run through you. ” - praveen77
Clerks (1994)
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A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ I wondered how I would like a black and white simple tale of two convenience store clerks talking and fooling around, but this movie which launched the name of Kevin Smith is a total relevation. ” - praveen77
Sin City (2005)
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A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ Ultra violent, but made with such effective artistry that I totally loved it. Great cast too. And who would believe Elijah Wood can play a deranged character? ” - praveen77
Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014)
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Set in the pre-independent India, Aloshi returns from the war to his estranged family and childhood love, only to find his elder brothers taking the side of a ruthless business man to overthrow their father. (158 mins.)
Director: Amal Neerad
“ Amal Neerad finally finds the right balance of substance to go along with his undeniably flashy and captivating cinematic style and the result is a fascinating story of morally compromised characters set in the time period from the pre Independence era till the day the Emergency was declared. Fahad Fazil confirms his coming of age as one of the best of the current times, while brilliant supporting turns are given by the rest of the cast, including Lal(as the titular character), Chemban Vinod Jose, Jinu Joseph, Lena, Padmapriya, Vinayakan and a menacing turn from Jayasurya as the menacing Angoor Rawther. ” - praveen77
Vargam (2006)
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Director: M. Padmakumar
“ Another of the exciting new breed of Mallu film makers is M. Padmakumar. Here he teemed up with Prithviraj to give a gritty cop drama, the kinds of which are unfortunately rarely seen in movies these days. Prithviraj gave one of his best performances in this. ” - praveen77
The Breakfast Club (1985)
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Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ My fave John Hughes '80's movie. An eclectic collection of teenagers caught in detention where they interact, learn, understand and change. I can keep watching this one. ” - praveen77
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. (146 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ The best Harry Potter movie so far, and almost as good as the LOTR movies, I felt. The transformation to the adult and dark atmosphere has been beautifully captured by David Yates, and the young leading cast have excelled. ” - praveen77
Stardust (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. (127 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ I dont think this one got noticed much. But what a great little fantasy flick among the many that were being churned out at the time. One of the best I've seen after LOTR. ” - praveen77
Stand by Me (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Loved this movie which captured the spirit of adventure, confusion and sadness of pre teen friendships. Somehow those were probably the best days of anyone's lives. RIP River Pheonix. ” - praveen77
Pathram (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Nandagopal, a newly joined associate editor with Keralareshmi, one of the leading dailies, is aggressive and daring. His closeness to belligerent Sekharan, who runs Jagratha creates conflicts within Nandagopal. (187 mins.)
Director: Joshi
“ Old school Suresh Gopi actioner with Joshy at his best. And Manju Warrier. Who ever heard of a female actor winning a state award for her performance in a Suresh Gopi movie? This was the perfect commercial actioner and the peak of Manju Warriers sadly short career. ” - praveen77
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. (129 mins.)
“ Only Argentine movie I have seen. The slow burning, intense and quietly captivating detective tale is a wonderful experience. ” - praveen77
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ Captivating, fast paced and incredibly cool action flick. Total adrenaline rush. ” - praveen77
The Descent (2005)
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A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ One of my favorite horror flicks. This caught the feeling of fear, spookiness, claustrophobia and hopelessness amazingly well. ” - praveen77
The Deer Hunter (1978)
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An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
“ One of the best Vietnam war flicks. The lives of three friends and the sad ways it changes after war is so poignantly captured here. ” - praveen77
The Painted Veil (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
“ I loved this not so well known movie which starred Edward Norton and Naomi Watts. A loveless marriage set against the backdrop of fighting a cholera outbreak in a Chinese village. ” - praveen77
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ One of the few movies where I felt the hype was justified. Excellent screenplay, direction and acting. My favorite being Andrew Garfield as the vulnerable friend of the lead character. ” - praveen77
Death at a Funeral (2007)
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Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family. (87 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ Slapstick British humour at its best. I couldn't help aching with laughter at this one. ” - praveen77
The Usual Suspects (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ A small budget movie, but totally mindblowing. Kevin Spacey was amazing, too. I even liked the Hindi remake which spawned from it, Chocolate. ” - praveen77
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (113 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ A modern day fairytale with an air of quiet sadness around it, Will Ferrell gives an amazing performance and is ably supported by Maggie Gylenhal. ” - praveen77
Rock On!! (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band. (145 mins.)
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
“ This seemed like a cliched storyline initially. But the direction and the performances perfectly caught the mood of the fledgling Rock scene in India and trials and tribulations of a group of friends. Great flick and more power to Farhan Akhtar. ” - praveen77
Kerala Cafe (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Ten stories meet at Kerala Cafe. (140 mins.)
“ In the graveyard of creativity that Malayalam cinema has become in the new millenium, Ranjith is one maker who constantly pushes the boundaries. Similar to Dus Kahaniyan in Hindi, but much better in my opinion. ” - praveen77
Zoolander (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ Absolutely dumb, but side splitting hilarity! ” - praveen77
Eastern Promises (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. (100 mins.)
“ Cronenberg is more known for his weird themes, but I thought this was a gritty, thrilling actioner with Viggo Mortenson and Naomi Watts in top form. ” - praveen77
Song of the Sea (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world. (93 mins.)
Director: Tomm Moore
“ One of the best animated movies I have seen, and such an unexpected one too. Based on the Irish and Scottish legends of the Selkies, this weaves a magical fairy tale around these magical creatures, while also exploring heavy handed themes of family, sibling love and dealing with the loss of a parent. All this with a achingly beautiful background score and wonderful animation. This is a must watch. ” - praveen77
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality. (96 mins.)
Director: Gabor Csupo
“ Another movie about pre teen friendships and feelings. Beautiful. ” - praveen77
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ Dark, twisted, gripping thriller on the mechanisms of obsession, jealousy, insecurity set upon the unlikely canvas of ballet. Natalie Portman gives a towering performance as a woman with varying shades to her mental makeup. ” - praveen77
Black Book (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Powerful, raw, gripping Dutch thriller set during World War 2. A towering performance from the beautiful and expressive leading lady is at its heart. ” - praveen77
Into the Wild (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ Sean Penn as a director this time. And Emile Hirsch in an excellent performance as the true life character. You may or may not agree with the characters motives, but you cannot deny that it was a very effective movie. ” - praveen77
7/G Rainbow Colony (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A neighborhood good-for-nothing attempts to romance the new girl in town. (185 mins.)
“ A Tamil movie which traversed the confusing paths of love, desire, passion and choices in the form of a love story between two unlikely individuals. ” - praveen77
L.A. Confidential (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ An excellent flick which had the bad luck to be released in the same year as Cameron's Titanic. Else it would have probably gobbled up the Oscars. ” - praveen77
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ Viscerally brilliant, this is Anurag Kashyap at his devastating best. Brilliant performances from an unconventional yet supertalented cast, Kashyap takes the Godfather-esque story and places it in the hinterlands of Northern India where the coal mafia are involved in a brutal no holds barred fight. Despite the excessive violence and abusive vitriol, this is a must watch for lovers of artistic film making at its best. ” - praveen77
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ Caught this at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival at a special screening, and am glad that I caught it on the big screen. The exquisite visual beauty of the film speaks a language of its own. The movie has hardly any dialogs, yet conveys the themes of growing up, breaking free, crime and punishment and eventual redemption in a way most dialog heavy movies cannot hope to do. Set in a remote floating monastery where a young monk grows up under the tutelage of an older one and the upheaval brought to his life by his awakening desires. ” - praveen77
I Love You, Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after? (105 mins.)
Director: John Hamburg
“ A cool little flick on a guy searching for the elusive friend who can become his best man at his wedding. Great chemistry between Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. ” - praveen77
Haider (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle - the man he suspects of playing a role in his father's fate. (160 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
“ Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapoor return to top form with a vengeance in this brutally gripping modern retelling of Hamlet in the Kashmir valley. It has its detractors for a perceived softness on separatist terrorists and its depiction of the Army, but from a neutral point of view I just saw the futility of the war and the violence it wrecks on the body and psyche as a trail of shattered lives are left in its wake. Apart from Shahid, there were some brilliant turns here from seasoned performers like Tabu and Kay Kay Menon. Even Shraddha Kapoor was tolerable in this. ” - praveen77
Toy Story 3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
“ The kind of animations I like. Good fun, while at the same time dealing with real issues that everyone can relate to like friendship, loyalty and adventure. ” - praveen77
Kattradhu Thamizh (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A young post-graduate faces difficulties with finding employment, and struggles against social inequalities. (147 mins.)
Director: Ram
“ A dark and despondent look at a troubled young man's descent into madness and violence. Jiva gives a breathtaking performance in the lead role of a Tamil MA graduate who gets disillusioned at the lack of opportunities for his kind. This movie should have got noticed MUCH more than what it did and Jiva should have stuck to doing some more of these kind of roles. ” - praveen77
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
“ Amazing work of art. And a telling social commentary on the sins of omission (or maybe worse). The final scenes when real life images suddenly replaced the animated ones were bone chilling. ” - praveen77
Narc (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case. (105 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ There are a lot of cop drama's out there, but I thought this one was one of the best I have seen. What the heck happened to Jason Patric? ” - praveen77
The Visitor (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
“ A wonderful little movie about a lonely professor and the illegal immigrant couple he becomes friends with. Bittersweet. ” - praveen77
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown. (119 mins.)
“ The Oscar winner for the year, and well deserved for being so wildly inventive. Essentially a tale of midlife crisis and the egocentric desire to leave a lasting legacy, this is a recklessly brilliant innovation of filming technique and a masterful exploration of some wonderful performances which hold the story together. One of my favorite movies of the year, and for once I have no complaints with the Academy choice. ” - praveen77
Mary and Max (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
“ One of the best animated films I have seen. This is definitely more geared to the older audiences and provides intricate character portraits of a socially awkward girl in Australia and the overweight middle aged man with behavioral disorders who she becomes pen pals with and keeps up a long standing relationship with over letters. Delicate, touching, at times heartbreaking and with surprising insights on life and people, this will remain with you for some time. ” - praveen77
The Constant Gardener (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption. (129 mins.)
“ A quietly thrilling movie on one man's quest to find out the truth behind his wife's death. Sensitively crafted and with a poetic narrative style unlike most other thrillers I've seen, Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz carry this off really well. ” - praveen77
Angel Heart (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. (113 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Completely spooky movie on the devil and the choices we make. Some graphic love scenes too. After watching it the first time, it slowly burned on my mind and I kept coming back to it. ” - praveen77
25th Hour (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term. (135 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Edward Norton plays a drug dealer having one last day and night of freedom before facing a 7 year jail term. Norton's character is hauntingly effective as he stares into the desolation awaiting him, as he spends his last night with his friends. The ending monologue from Brian Cox is heartbreakingly beautiful. Wonderful, underrated movie. ” - praveen77
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dibyanath Chatterji, his bank-employed wife, Sujata, and only child, a son, Brati, live a middle-class existence in Calcutta... (186 mins.)
Director: Govind Nihalani
“ I decided to watch some of the Nihalani classics from earlier, and came across this movie which I had never heard of before. A beautifully narrated tale of a mother's attempt to come to terms with her son's death and the ideals he stood for as well as an attempt to look into the psyche of the naxalite movement in the 70's. Jaya Bachan in a brilliant central performance and a class above the archetypical Bollywood mother. ” - praveen77
Kakkothi Kaavile Appoppan Thaadikal (1988)
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Lakshmi is kidnapped at a young age and grows up with a group of exiles. She befriends an orphan boy who calls her "Kakkothi" through fate, who holds connections to her past.
Director: Kamal
“ An early Kamal gem. Revathy pitches an amazing performance as the kidnapped girl who was forced to grow up with a group of wandering beggars. Haunting film. ” - praveen77