Best Movies 1919-22, 1994-2012by Maciej Stefaniak | created - 16 Dec 2010 | updated - 01 Oct 2013 | Public
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1. Pieta (2012)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama
A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.
Votes: 10,560 | Gross: $0.02M
Other nominations: Amour Holy Motors Like Someone in Love Master
2. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Votes: 177,925 | Gross: $7.10M
Other nomination: Alps Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da Carnage Drive
3. Kokuhaku (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Other nominations: Bal Ghost Writer Kynodontas Never Let Me Go
4. Dom zly (2009)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse... See full summary »
Other nominations: Ajami Lebanon Nanjing! Nanjing! Visage
5. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Votes: 65,928 | Gross: $3.08M
Other nominations: Entre les Murs In Bruges Revolutionary Road Silence de Lorna
6. The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.
Votes: 27,836 | Gross: $0.74M
Other nominations: 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile Atonement Beafort Persepolis
7. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 297,203 | Gross: $11.29M
Other nominations: Bad Cop Bon Cop KANK Notes on a Scandal Offscreen
8. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
Votes: 283,455 | Gross: $83.04M
Other nominations: Closer C.R.A.Z.Y. Cache Joyeux Noel
9. Before Sunset (2004)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
Votes: 188,843 | Gross: $5.79M
Other nominations: Closer Comme une image Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Untergang
10. Reconstruction (2003)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair.
Votes: 6,573 | Gross: $0.07M
Other nominations: Cidade de Deus Elephant Lost in Translation Vozvrashcheniye
11. The Hours (2002)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.
Votes: 111,109 | Gross: $41.68M
Other nominations: Elsker dig for evigt Far from Heaven Fils Infernal Affairs
12. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.
Votes: 241,865 | Gross: $57.39M
Other nominations: Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain Gosford Park In the Bedroom No Men's Land
13. Maelstrom (2000)
R | 87 min | Drama
After plunging her car into a river, a woman encounters a man who helps her come to terms with her life.
Votes: 3,883 | Gross: $0.03M
Other nominations: Harry un ami qui vous veut Italiensk for begyndere Requiem for a Dream Traffic
14. Magnolia (1999)
R | 188 min | Drama
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Votes: 258,894 | Gross: $22.46M
Other nominations: Dlug Sixth Sence Snow Falling on Cedars Talented Mr. Ripley
15. Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
122 min | Drama, Romance
Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste take a train in Paris for Limoges, where he wished to be buried, and all the people on the train have their problems.
Votes: 1,679 | Gross: $0.06M
Other nominations: Celebrity Festen Thin Red Line Truman
16. Funny Games (1997)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Other nominations: Happy Together Sweet Hereafter Ta'm e guilass Vor
17. Family Resemblances (1996)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,837 | Gross: $0.32M
Other nominations: Fargo Feng yue Kavkazskiy plennik Promesse
18. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 216,764 | Gross: $5.54M
Other nominations: La Haine Land and Freedom Sense and Sensibility To vlemma tou Odyssea
19. Three Colors: Red (1994)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.
Votes: 71,685 | Gross: $4.04M
Other nominations: Before the Rain Chungking Express Roseaux Sauvages Utomlyonnye solntsem
20. Children of Paradise (1945)
Not Rated | 189 min | Drama, Romance
The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.
Other Nominations: Dwie godziny It's a Wonderful Life Paisa Waga seishun ni kuinashi
21. La femme de nulle part (1922)
61 min | Drama
Other nominations: Der brennende Acker Häxan Nosferatu Phantom
22. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.
Other nomination: Blade af Satans bog Der müde Tod La terre The Kid
23. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.
Other nominations: Anne Boleyn Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam Samurun Within Our Gates
24. J'accuse! (1919)
166 min | Drama, Horror, War
The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.
Other nominations: Anders als die Andern Broken Blossoms Herr Arnes pengar Præsidenten