Cabinet of Films Locked Safely In My Chest

Those films that made me laugh, cry, jiggle to its soundtrack, and so much more. The ones that showed me what motion picture is all about.
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1.
11:14 (2003)
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The events leading up to an 11:14 PM car crash, from five very different perspectives. (86 mins.)
Director: Greg Marcks
“ This film scratches the word "coincidence" completely. I love that the more you watch this film, the more "hints" you pick up. Plus, karma is a b****. ” - spreaddapoo
 
2.
The 11th Hour (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems. (95 mins.)
“ Anybody else who went all green because of this film? ” - spreaddapoo
 
3.
127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Somehow, Boyle did it again! This film is so visual, and aural; the sounds and the graphics are so perfectly touched, that it becomes essentially an amazing film. ” - spreaddapoo
 
4.
1408 (2007)
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A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror. (104 mins.)
“ Would you go in? ” - spreaddapoo
 
5.
2081 (2009 Short Film)
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A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which... (25 mins.)
Director: Chandler Tuttle
“ Truly, the best short film I have ever watched. I love Vonnegut, and this film is revolutionary. ” - spreaddapoo
 
6.
3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ I have fallen in love with Bollywood! Past the fun dance sequences and humour, there is a very relevant point being made. ” - spreaddapoo
 
7.
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
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A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher. (122 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ A rarity: a really good twenty-first century film that really captured that feeling those good ol' Westerns used to have... ” - spreaddapoo
 
8.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
“ Haley Joel Osment's performance is incredible for a boy his age. This was my first "robot-film" experience, and it served its purpose. ” - spreaddapoo
 
9.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Obviously, much more subjective and dramatic than the book, but it was still a great watch. ” - spreaddapoo
 
10.
A Good Year (2006)
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A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Russell Crowe is brilliant. Why wouldn't I enjoy this film? I specifically remember loving the flashbacks - Freddie Highmore is so adorabe! ” - spreaddapoo
 
11.
Across the Universe (2007)
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The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (133 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ I just love The Beatles! My favourite part (coincidentally with my favourite song) was the "Let It Be" bit. Very moving. ” - spreaddapoo
 
12.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. (96 mins.)
“ Very enlightening and entertaining. ” - spreaddapoo
 
13.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ Jean-Pierre Jeunet's fabulous chef-d'oeuvre, Amelie. Intricate, funny and beautifully coloured, the strange tale of love and journeying is created with a style unique to Jeunet. ” - spreaddapoo
 
14.
The A-Team (2010)
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A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ Once again, my South African pride screams for me to point at Sharlto Copley's EXCELLENT performance as Murdoch; but overall, it was an A-Team fanatic's wet dream. ” - spreaddapoo
 
15.
August Rush (2007)
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A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents. (114 mins.)
“ My mum weeped when she saw this. I pretty much did the same. August Rush is ... perfect. ” - spreaddapoo
 
16.
Back to the Future (1985)
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Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ The trilogy is one of the most epic sci-fi films every child has to grow up with. ” - spreaddapoo
 
17.
Batman (1989)
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The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ What can I say, I'm a Tim Burton fanatic! And Michael Keaton's deep, husky voice was just great (Please don't mention George Clooney or Val Kilmer ... Those were the worst moments for DC) ” - spreaddapoo
 
18.
Batman Begins (2005)
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After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)
“ Christopher Nolan, I bow before you! The greatest rendition of Batman since Tim Burton. ” - spreaddapoo
 
19.
Battle in Seattle (2007)
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Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings. (99 mins.)
Director: Stuart Townsend
“ The many, unbiased viewpoints (ranging from the politician, the anarchist, the innocent bypasser and the law enforcers) make this film truly memorable. It lays the story bare for you and gives you the choice to analyse it as you wish, while conveying its poignant message. ” - spreaddapoo
 
20.
Black Swan (2010)
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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.)
“ A standing ovation to Aronofsky! His work truly captures the definition of "psychological thriller". ” - spreaddapoo
 
21.
Blindness (2008)
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A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant white blindness. (121 mins.)
“ Haunting... Absolutely haunting ... I can't get over it, because to be truthful, this barbarism isn't far from impossibility at all. People are just filthy. Props to the characterisation in this film! ” - spreaddapoo
 
22.
The Blind Side (2009)
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The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
“ Deeply moving. ” - spreaddapoo
 
23.
The Boondock Saints (1999)
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Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent. (108 mins.)
Director: Troy Duffy
“ A deep exploration into that very thin line between morality and amorality. What is the greater sin? The dialogue and their prayers are just poetry. Their Irish accent sometimes slips, but otherwise, this film is almighty. ” - spreaddapoo
 
24.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
“ I enjoyed looking at the world from a 7-8 year old's eyes. It was oddly ... refreshing. It was heartwrenching. But beautiful in that naive, simplistic way only an innocent child's view of the world can be. ” - spreaddapoo
 
25.
Braveheart (1995)
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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ Iconic. ” - spreaddapoo
 
26.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
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Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ The '80s John Hughes classic reminds me that movies don't have to be a complex web of smashing special effects and exhibitions of big-budgets. All it takes is a simple, revolutionary idea, a great soundtrack and a master's hands to create an elegant film. ” - spreaddapoo
 
27.
Cashback (2006)
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After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Ellis
“ Oh, I do love British films! ” - spreaddapoo
 
28.
Constantine (2005)
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Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a detective prove her sisters death was not a suicide, but something more. (121 mins.)
“ Powerful religious, mythical and symbolic depth. ” - spreaddapoo
 
29.
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
“ Buttons still freak me out! ” - spreaddapoo
 
30.
The Crucible (1996)
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. (124 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
“ Besides the play being an utter work of genius, the portrayal of Proctor and Abigail was splendid. ” - spreaddapoo
 
31.
Defendor (2009)
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Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Stebbings
“ Woody Harrelson shows us his flexibility with difficult roles, once again. ” - spreaddapoo
 
32.
District 9 (2009)
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An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ My South African pride and my love and passion for film has ultimately made this a must-watch for everyone. A new take on aliens, and the extremity of measures humans take to shut out what they fear. (It's still missing a few Oscars it deserved, but oh well ... not everyone has the same opinion of what makes a good film.) ” - spreaddapoo
 
33.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
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Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
“ That amazing feeling you get when you finally realise what "Nobody puts Baby in the corner" is. ” - spreaddapoo
 
34.
Domino (2005)
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A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. (127 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ The 'acid' feel sent shivers up my spine! Beautiful editing. ” - spreaddapoo
 
35.
Equilibrium (2002)
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In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. (107 mins.)
Director: Kurt Wimmer
“ Superhuman race with no emotions or feelings? Guns and martial arts? Christian Bale all in black? A definite Yes! ” - spreaddapoo
 
36.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ The oddest Romance movie I've ever seen. Really. I liked the philosophy behind it: that even though we may botch it all up in the end, we should remember the good times and smile, knowing the memories are worth it. ” - spreaddapoo
 
37.
The Fall (2006)
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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. (117 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
“ Astonishing story-telling and profound imagery and symbolism. What cannot be said, or realised, in the harsh, monotonous reality of life in hospital, is brought to life in the fantastical realm of the Red-masked bandit. ” - spreaddapoo
 
38.
Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
“ I, a once-carnivorous creature, have now become vegetarian (on my way to being vegan), mainly due to this film. Disturbingly brilliant. ” - spreaddapoo
 
39.
The Fountain (2006)
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As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ The three levels, the three stories, the three realities and timeframes were ... infinitely, spiritually touching. The visual impact was great and the fantastical magic woven in and around the film is amazing. ” - spreaddapoo
 
40.
The Fourth Kind (2009)
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A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. (98 mins.)
“ Some scary, scary stuff going on there! (Believe me, I dragged my cousin in to watch this with me because the first two minutes of the film frightened me).
The switches between reality and simulation were intensifying. It connected me even more to the petrifying severity of this movie. ” - spreaddapoo
 
41.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Stanley Kubrick is a genius. The original Gustav Hasford novel was exquisite. Kubrick transferred that same wonder into a motion picture with a perfectionistic touch. ” - spreaddapoo
 
42.
Gattaca (1997)
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A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ A groundbreaking analysis of what humans classify "perfection" as. It is, in its entirety, a rebellion against what the system has fed its society into believing through a magnificent determination of the human spirit. ” - spreaddapoo
 
43.
Green Street Hooligans (2005)
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A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. (109 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
“ Gives a truly different viewpoint on the football fanaticism in England. Besides, who doesn't love mocking Americans with their 'soccer'? ” - spreaddapoo
 
44.
Hamlet (1996)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (242 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Nothing can go wrong with Kenneth Branagh! ” - spreaddapoo
 
45.
Hamlet 2 (2008)
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In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. (92 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
“ Yes, I fell asleep in the first 10 min, but after rewatching it, it has become one of the best movies I have ever watched! ” - spreaddapoo
 
46.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (152 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Okay, so the movies' aren't as good as the books, but all seven are still in my top favourites! The books may outvie everything, because it cannot be rivalled, but the movies are still perfect: they're the best they can possibly be. I still enjoy watching them after a whole decade of loving and cherishing them! ” - spreaddapoo
 
47.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
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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
“ This is put in seperately from the other HP films, because I thought the direction was completely different. The intimate cinematography and introduction to new scenes unmentioned in the original book showed a daring hardiness, and in conjunction with the director's desire to stay absolutely close to the book as possible, I found this film to be pivotal. ” - spreaddapoo
 
48.
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
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After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Cornwell
“ My first enjoyable horror-movie experience... It's due to this film that I've gained appreciation for the genre, and defenestrated my previous beliefs that horrors were stupid, gory, badly-thought-out films with less than capable actors. ” - spreaddapoo
 
49.
I Am Legend (2007)
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Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. (101 mins.)
“ Haunting. Truly. ” - spreaddapoo
 
50.
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
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A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. (98 mins.)
“ Strangely romantic. Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor really outdid themselves! Made me laugh, cry, scream and stare, petrified. ” - spreaddapoo
 
51.
Inception (2010)
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A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ Admittedly, the big "hoo-ha" that followed this film heightened my expectations a little too much, but the idea is splendidly original (an extreme rarity). ” - spreaddapoo
 
52.
Into the Wild (2007)
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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
“ The journey was amazing. ” - spreaddapoo
 
53.
King Kong (2005)
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In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow. (187 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ "Civilisation" is hardly civilised. The beasts are not the barbarians. ” - spreaddapoo
 
54.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
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Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Ah, Daniel Day Lewis is the Almighty Legend! ” - spreaddapoo
 
55.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
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A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Hah! The pair of them are just great! I wasn't a huge fan of the first film, but the next three were hilarious. ” - spreaddapoo
 
56.
The Life of David Gale (2003)
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A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row. (130 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Would you be able to sacrifice this much? ” - spreaddapoo
 
57.
The Little Matchgirl (2006 Short Film)
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A poor young girl has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames. (7 mins.)
Director: Roger Allers
 
58.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
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A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Haha, Guy Richie's ultimate movie of all time!!! He's an absolute master of story-telling. ” - spreaddapoo
 
59.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A meek Hobbit and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ The 'trilogy'. Watching 9-hour (11-hour for the extended version) marathons every weekend, the film remains amazing! The score, the roles, the direction, the SFX ... Astounding. ” - spreaddapoo
 
60.
Love Happens (2009)
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A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing. (109 mins.)
Director: Brandon Camp
“ Very wise points on grief. ” - spreaddapoo
 
61.
The Machinist (2004)
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An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity. (101 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
“ The twist was magnificent; and the physical and mental transformation Christian Bale was willing to take is admirable. ” - spreaddapoo
 
62.
Mansfield Park (1999)
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At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband... (112 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
“ The delicate depiction of Jane Austen's novel is unsurpassable. Plus, the additions of African slavery were poignant. ” - spreaddapoo
 
63.
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 the best sci-fi/futuristic films of all time, rivalling even Blade Runner (*gasp*). Cruise's rendition of John Anderton is a hundred times more convincing than Ethan Hunt.

(Steven Spielberg is ... otherworldly ... Where did he ever come from?) ” - spreaddapoo
 
64.
Mirrormask (2005)
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In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home. (101 mins.)
Director: Dave McKean
“ Very fantastical, and maybe it's my thing for circuses that makes this film one of my ultimate favourites. ” - spreaddapoo
 
65.
Modern Times (1936)
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The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ The absolute master of "silent" films, Modern Times is simply magnificent. A crazy, jaw-splittingly witty plot, innovative genius and superb, beyond-its-time effects. Charlie Chaplin, the Tramp, gives us entertainment in his unique, ever-successful way.

(Plus, that roller skating scene is one of my favourite movie moments of all time) ” - spreaddapoo
 
66.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Baz Luhrmann's mental depiction of Paris's crazy Moulin Rouge was just ... insane! ” - spreaddapoo
 
67.
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way. (95 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ The feel, the colours, the intimate shots (especially those of the ice-cream gently crumbling into decadence) were inspired. ” - spreaddapoo
 
68.
My Name Is Khan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously, and embarks on a cross-country journey. (165 mins.)
Director: Karan Johar
“ Some people complain about the anachronism, but I say screw it! This film was wonderful! What was more important to me was that it faced the matters 9/11 brought to America from a completely different viewpoint, while exploring prejudices generically. ” - spreaddapoo
 
69.
New York, I Love You (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Several love stories set in one of the most loved cities of the world, New York. (103 mins.)
“ I love it simply for its artistic nature, and the intricate interwoven stories. ” - spreaddapoo
 
70.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept. (76 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ Clay is really hard to manipulate, believe me, I've tried! Besides Wallace and Gromit, this is probably my favourite clay-animation! ” - spreaddapoo
 
71.
Nine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother. (118 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ Very ... hectic. ” - spreaddapoo
 
72.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Nurse Ratched was absolutely freaky! ” - spreaddapoo
 
73.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.)
“ Guillermo Del Toro's finest work, even surpassing Hellboy. What can be said about this movie is that it is infinite. The artistic, aesthetic elements of this film, from the land of the Labyrinth to the mystic beings of that land, is breathtaking. ” - spreaddapoo
 
74.
The Patriot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (165 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ No one can deny Mel Gibson's acting skills. No one. ” - spreaddapoo
 
75.
Pay It Forward (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. (123 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
“ The idea is revolutionary. If anything could change the world, this is it. All we need is initiative, something a little kid wasn't afraid to do. ” - spreaddapoo
 
76.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ All three, perhaps the fourth too when it comes out? Cpt. Jack Sparrow is ... well ... Jack Sparrow, savvy? ” - spreaddapoo
 
77.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ The twist and the emotions it stirred in me were phenomenal. ” - spreaddapoo
 
78.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life. (126 mins.)
“ There are some works that have utterly ingenious and memorable titles, and this is one of them. That P.S. just did it in. ” - spreaddapoo
 
79.
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament. (107 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ I'm a sucker for Westerns ... and Russell Crowe. ” - spreaddapoo
 
80.
Repo Men (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed. (111 mins.)
“ A great remake, proving that incompetent "Genetic Opera" wasn't a complete fail. Who doesn't love Jude Law, or Forest Whitaker? ” - spreaddapoo
 
81.
Resident Evil (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident. (100 mins.)
“ The series has been going downhill (especially After Life) but I still remember the very first film. Significantly the most amazing zombie movie I've ever watched. ” - spreaddapoo
 
82.
The Road (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. (111 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
“ It was so simplistic, and yet so complex. Cormac McCarthy's novels are always so deeply philosophical, and this rendition is just as thought-provoking. That ashen dullness, that bleakness.... Their endurance is humbling. ” - spreaddapoo
 
83.
Scary Movie (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer. (88 mins.)
“ Oh, Doofy, you sexy creature! ” - spreaddapoo
 
84.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ One of the most moving and poignant WWII films I've ever seen. The noir-rendition was a stroke of genius. ” - spreaddapoo
 
85.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ A comic-strip based film, with double awesomeness and arcade effects? Who can't love it? ” - spreaddapoo
 
86.
Secondhand Lions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas. (111 mins.)
Director: Tim McCanlies
“ This was my "coming-of-age" film. ” - spreaddapoo
 
87.
Seven Pounds (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers. (123 mins.)
“ A propelling tale. ” - spreaddapoo
 
88.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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?" (120 mins.)
“ Wistfully sad, hilarious (Amitabh Bachchan, anyone?), miraculously full of hope and faith, and toying with the themes of destiny and fortune, Slumdog Millionaire is told in various methods, with various blissful strums on our heartstrings. ” - spreaddapoo
 
89.
Speak (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. (89 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sharzer
“ Perhaps Kristen Stewart's only good performance; the film seemed a little too word-for-word with the novel, but it was still a good adolescent film. ” - spreaddapoo
 
90.
State of Play (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend. (127 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ I don't even like political movies, and I loved this film! ” - spreaddapoo
 
91.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical. (116 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ The colour filters were beautiful. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter should certainly work together more often! ” - spreaddapoo
 
92.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ It's real. These are real horrors of woman trafficking. I'll never blindly trust a good-looking European stranger and lead him to my nest. Ever. ” - spreaddapoo
 
93.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Yes, that cheesy, tearjerking soundtrack and the tragedy of the sinking ship is so ... Titanic, but I've grown up with it. I've watched it so many times and that theme song always makes me cry! ” - spreaddapoo
 
94.
Trainspotting (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Another, earlier film by Danny Boyle, Boyle confirms his ability to create book-film adaptations with awe-inspiring panache. The film neither glorifies drugs, nor reprimands it, but simply shines a light on the truth. ” - spreaddapoo
 
95.
The Transporter (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Frank is hired to "transport" packages for unknown clients and has made a very good living doing so. But when asked to move a package that begins moving, complications arise. (92 mins.)
“ That oil-fight scene with the bike pedals? Classic. ” - spreaddapoo
 
96.
Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live. (103 mins.)
Director: Emily Young
“ Philosophically intriguing. ” - spreaddapoo
 
97.
The Weather Man (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive. (102 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Tartar Sauce, anyone? ” - spreaddapoo
 
98.
Whip It (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin. (111 mins.)
Director: Drew Barrymore
“ Made me get a pair of those awesome skates! I want to roller skate too! ” - spreaddapoo
 
99.
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note. (99 mins.)
“ Um ... I'm speechless. It was a strange movie, alright, but ... I enjoyed it. ” - spreaddapoo
 
100.
Yes Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year. (104 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
“ How many times do people really say "Yes"? I think I've scratched my behind with my foot on more occasions! Really strange, but it did open my mind to new opportunities. ” - spreaddapoo