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1.
Taxi Driver (1976)
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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Anybody who has ever experienced real loneliness, will see some part of themselves in Travis ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
2.
The Crying Game (1992)
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A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world. (112 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ The writing and the acting are hypnotic. An amazing film dealing with the universal theme of love and the complications that arise. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
3.
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
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A naive hustler goes to New York to seek personal fortune but in the process finds himself a new friend. (113 mins.)
“ Another film similar to Taxi Driver in its examination of loneliness in the big city. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
4.
The Exorcist (1973)
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When a preteen girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ Still the greatest horror movie ever made. Frightening and yet very thought provoking. A film worthy of numerous viewings. And yet as good and scary as this movie is, the book is actually better. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
5.
The Godfather (1972)
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The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ This was probably the first film that blew my mind. I don't know all the themes and allegories that are associated with this picture, all I know is that it is a very very entertaining, touching and tragic

Apollonia NO! ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
6.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
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Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. (81 mins.)
“ There was a time when many people around the world including myself thought that this film was actually real. Call us naive or whatever you wish, but this film scared, and continues to scare the holy hell out of anyone who gives it a chance. One of the greatest horror films ever made. Holy mother of goodness, that house at the end still gives me the chills. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
7.
Friday the 13th (1980)
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A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning. (95 mins.)
“ This film introduced me to the horror genre, and for that I am eternally grateful. Great atmosphere and score. Very underrated film in my opinion. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
8.
Halloween (1978)
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On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Is it just me or is there an underlying theme of loneliness in this film? I don't know, but this thing is insanely good. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
9.
Jaws (1975)
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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
“ If only Spielberg had stayed in the horror genre. Who knows what other masterpieces we would have right now. Another film that you can watch millions of times and still enjoy. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
10.
Lucas (1986)
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A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other. (100 mins.)
Director: David Seltzer
“ I was a huge fan of 80's teen films growing up and this one for some reason resonated with me the most. I guess you can call it a comedy/drama. A beautiful movie that captures high school and everything that comes with it. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
11.
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
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A sensitive seven-year-old girl living in 1940 in a small Spanish village is traumatized after viewing the movie "Frankenstein" and drifts into her own fantasy world. (97 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
“ A film with beautiful imagery that feels like a dream. I can't explain it, but it's quite haunting. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
12.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
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Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ I consider this the greatest werewolf movie ever made. Funny, Frightening, and also sad. ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
13.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ I still remember the night I watched this picture. Not only is it the greatest anti-war film ever, but it also might very well be the saddest movie in existence. The only masterpiece you'll never want to watch again. Highly Recommended ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
14.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
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Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths. (83 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ Strong contender for greatest horror film ever made. I mean shoot look at that title, only night of the living dead has a more iconic ring to it. But in all seriousness, Tobe Hooper and the crew deliver one hell of a CLASSIC this one. One can almost feel the Texas heat emanating from the screen itself. The last 20 minutes are downright insane. Marilyn Burns cements herself as the greatest scream queen ever, with that ultra-hysterical performance ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
15.
City Lights (1931)
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With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ The best romantic-comedy of all time ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
16.
Heat (1995)
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A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Great score, great acting, great action sequences....just an amazing picture ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
17.
Predator (1987)
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A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ There's more testosterone in a single frame of this film than most pictures have in their entirety. Seriously the most "macho" cast ever. Apollo Creed, the Terminator, and Jesse "The Body" Ventura team up with four other bad-asses to fight an intergalactic predator. A tremendous action film, one of the best of 1980s. "Stick Around." ” - Mr_Babaganoosh
 
18.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
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A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
19.
Untamed Heart (1993)
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A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers. (102 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
20.
My Life as a Dog (1985)
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A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives. (101 mins.)
 
21.
The Fog (1980)
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Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers which no one believes. On the eve of the town's centennial, many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers. (89 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
22.
They Live (1988)
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A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. (93 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
23.
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
 
24.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
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Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas