My favorite moviesby Natasha | created - 30 Jan 2011 | updated - 18 Oct 2014 | Public
Movies I could watch over and over again.
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1. Memento (2000)
R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.
Votes: 947,959 | Gross: $25.54M
My number one favorite movie. So unique and innovative.
2. The White Ribbon (2009)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?
Votes: 58,704 | Gross: $2.22M
3. Live Flesh (1997)
R | 103 min | Drama
After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun...
Votes: 24,591 | Gross: $1.54M
Almodovar at his best.
4. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.
Votes: 165,190 | Gross: $9.93M
Either you love it or you hate it. I just love it! And it has one of the best soundtracks in the world!
5. The Apartment (1996)
R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A recently engaged man sees a former lover and becomes obsessed with meeting her again.
A love story that makes you wonder about human relations, feelings and love..
6. Sibirskiy tsiryulnik (1998)
180 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant, ... See full summary »
Beautiful story, beautiful cast.. Enough to make me watch it whenever I catch it on TV.
7. Bitter Moon (1992)
R | 139 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.
Votes: 28,609 | Gross: $1.86M
I watched this movie when probably I shouldn't have. Being too young, I never forgot it afterwards.
8. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Votes: 965,634 | Gross: $53.09M
My second favorite Christopher Nolan's movie. Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and Scarlett.. and David Bowie!! Enjoyed every second of it!
9. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 176,137 | Gross: $11.99M
This is a real masterpiece. Every time I watch it I can't hold back the tears, it's so emotional and real.
10. Before the Rain (1994)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence.
Votes: 12,167 | Gross: $0.76M
The story, and its fluidity is a masterpiece. It's one of the hidden gems of the European cinematography.
11. I'm Not Scared (2003)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.
Votes: 12,962 | Gross: $1.62M
Based on the novel by Niccolò Ammaniti, I really think it's one of those rare cases when the movie surpasses the book it is based on. The mastery of Gabriele Salvatores.
12. Run Lola Run (1998)
R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.
Votes: 171,196 | Gross: $7.27M
My favorite German movie. Three different possibilities and all of them have the great Franka Potente running like crazy. Really innovative and interesting.
13. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
G | 93 min | Drama, Family
A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Truly compelling story. I've never cried so much while watching a movie.
14. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 647,611 | Gross: $0.19M
15. Dumb and Dumber (1994)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy
The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.
Votes: 311,135 | Gross: $127.18M
The best comedy of all times.
16. Open Your Eyes (1997)
R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Votes: 56,679 | Gross: $0.37M
The original Vanilla Sky. Much better than the Hollywood version.
17. L'ultimo bacio (2001)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,158 | Gross: $1.05M
A romantic comedy.. one of the few I really like. Maybe it's because of Stefano Accorsi and Giovanna Mezzogiorno and their real chemistry on screen. I don't know. However, I've watched this movie many times and every time I truly enjoy it.
18. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 94,069 | Gross: $9.17M
Tom Ford's first movie is like poetry.. slow, emotionally charged, real and touching.. and has beautiful soundtrack.
19. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.
Votes: 94,940 | Gross: $5.99M
An extraordinary true story. I would recommend it to everyone!
20. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Votes: 591,159 | Gross: $7.56M
21. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Votes: 696,794 | Gross: $44.02M
22. Match Point (2005)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Votes: 181,520 | Gross: $23.09M
A Woody Allen movie that is least like Woody Allen. Interesting, watchable, true and with a great cast.
23. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.
Votes: 126,858 | Gross: $4.86M
I am not a Sofia Coppola fan. I like this movie. I adore the book and I think she did a great job.
24. London (I) (2005)
R | 92 min | Drama, Romance
London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
Votes: 20,382 | Gross: $0.01M
A wonderful love story. Not conventional at all.
25. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Votes: 603,840 | Gross: $106.95M
It's one of the best movies I've seen recently. A real masterpiece!
26. The Experiment (2001)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.
Votes: 83,794 | Gross: $0.14M
Based on a true story, it's one of those films that leave you thinking for hours after it has ended.
27. Tell No One (2006)
Not Rated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.
Votes: 42,911 | Gross: $6.18M
I watched this only recently. Knowing that it is adapted in French from an American book I wasn't expecting much. And that's when I enjoy most, when not expecting much you get a lot. One thing that bothered me was the music in the whole movie, but it doesn't affect much the whole experience.
28. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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.
Votes: 153,478 | Gross: $20.17M
This one surely deserved its Oscar. A beautifully told story!
29. Apocalypto (2006)
R | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, a young man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression.
Votes: 255,707 | Gross: $50.87M
With all the Mel Gibson hate lately, I really think he did a great job with this movie. I like the fact he makes the movies with the original language, it adds a lot of authenticity.
30. Immortal Beloved (1994)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »
Votes: 20,393 | Gross: $9.91M
I fell in love with Gary Oldman watching this movie. A really wonderful love story.
31. Inside Man (2006)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
Votes: 294,440 | Gross: $88.51M
What can I say.. I love Clive Owen. And the beginning of the movie is genius!
32. The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes... See full summary »
Votes: 13,431 | Gross: $0.87M
My second best Tom Tykwer movie. A beautiful love story.
33. The Hole (2001)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
I can't really explain why I love this movie so much, but I watched it a hundred times and I enjoyed every single time. Maybe it's just because of Desmond Harrington :)
34. In Bruges (2008)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
Votes: 334,873 | Gross: $7.76M
Really entertaining. Fun and tragic at the same time.
35. The Big Blue (1988)
R | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport
The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.
Votes: 41,485 | Gross: $3.50M
36. Sliding Doors (1998)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.
Votes: 56,146 | Gross: $11.88M
The consequences of the choices we make in life.
37. Underground (1995)
Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.
38. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 488,898 | Gross: $57.60M
A film to make you laugh and cry like crazy.
39. Il Postino (1994)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Votes: 28,434 | Gross: $21.85M
Such a tender movie..
40. In a Better World (2010)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Votes: 34,930 | Gross: $1.01M
A movie that contains a strong message and makes you really think about the world we are living in.
41. Lepa sela lepo gore (1996)
115 min | Comedy, Drama, History
At the Belgrade army hospital, casualties of Bosnian civil war are treated. In the hospital they remember their youth and the war. Two young boys, Halil, a Muslim, and Milan, a Serb, have ... See full summary »
A real representation of war among people who used to live together.
42. 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: 174,144 | Gross: $7.10M
So real and so beautifully made.
43. L'auberge espagnole (2002)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Votes: 36,287 | Gross: $3.90M
It captures perfectly the sentiments of one young person going abroad to study among people from different backgrounds and cultures.
44. L'arnacoeur (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.
Votes: 22,756 | Gross: $0.50M
One of the best comedies I've seen recently.
45. The Fall (2006)
R | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.
Votes: 96,304 | Gross: $2.28M
So cute and so sad in the same time.
46. 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: 291,946 | Gross: $11.29M
47. An Affair of Love (1999)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
A woman puts an ad in a magazine looking for a man to fulfill her fantasy of a stringless, anonymous pornographic affair.
Votes: 4,865 | Gross: $0.35M
A movie with great wisdom and truth about male-female relationship and love.
48. Finding Nemo (2003)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
Votes: 787,992 | Gross: $380.84M
Nemo remains a legend.
49. Definitely, Maybe (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.
Votes: 137,103 | Gross: $31.97M
A rom-com with a very good point. Sort of an eye-opener for me.
50. My Sassy Girl (2001)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ... See full summary »
A movie to laugh and cry.
51. The Piano Teacher (2001)
R | 131 min | Drama
A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.
Votes: 44,571 | Gross: $1.90M
A very difficult film. The feeling lingers with you long after you finish watching it.
52. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 309,147 | Gross: $27.11M
2,5 hours of film that seem 25 minutes. Amazing!
53. Poulet aux prunes (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death.
Votes: 7,873 | Gross: $0.25M
A movie so easy to watch and at the same time so full of emotions. Beautiful.
54. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.
Votes: 251,065 | Gross: $55.69M
The movie with one of the best scenes of all times, with the best music.
55. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
Votes: 295,274 | Gross: $96.52M
56. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,523,481 | Gross: $37.03M
57. Primal Fear (1996)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.
Votes: 147,694 | Gross: $56.12M
Edward Norton is unmissable in this movie.
59. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Votes: 1,664,060 | Gross: $292.58M
60. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 905,027 | Gross: $128.01M
One of those movies with an end you would never have imagined.
61. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 780,191 | Gross: $293.51M
The first time I saw it the end hit me like a train I wasn't expecting.
62. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 826,312 | Gross: $19.50M
63. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Votes: 700,361 | Gross: $141.32M
64. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.
Votes: 313,189 | Gross: $124.74M
I'm a girl, and I could watch this movie a million times, I admit! For Meryl Streep, or for the fashion.
65. 2046 (2004)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Votes: 44,595 | Gross: $0.26M
67. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 492,394 | Gross: $124.99M
68. Take This Waltz (2011)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.
Votes: 24,461 | Gross: $1.24M
Such an honest simple movie. Love the chemistry between Luke Kirby and Michelle Williams. The scene where he tell her what he would do to her is perfection.
69. Jagten (2012)
R | 115 min | Drama
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Votes: 207,982 | Gross: $0.69M
One of the best films I've seen in a while! Mads Mikkelsen is one of the best actors today, definitely!