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These are my all time favorite films. In no particular order.
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1.
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client. (130 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ charming film. great chemistry between cooper and hepburn. maurice chevalier is enchantingly marvelous. fascinating movie and the theme song "fascination" still haunts me. watched it three times in two days.
Greatness of billy wilder in each and every shot. a must if you love cinema. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
2.
Rebecca (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
“ They don't make movies like this any more. One of Hitchcock's best.
Laurence Olivier simply dominates. I would say Hitchcock was a born
genius. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
3.
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor. (105 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ One of the funniest movies i have seen. Tow Ewell gives an utterly delicious performance. Added bonus is the luscious Marilyn Monroe. Great combination. It seems wilder wanted walter mathau for this role. But to me this is tom ewell's best performance. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
4.
Notorious (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 mins.)
“ Perfect cinema. If you love cinema and if you have not seen this gem, don't waste any time, watch it before it is too late for you to comprehend movies. That is before your faculties give up on you. This is a must watch before you die. This has Hitchcock touch in just about every gorgeously shot black and white frame. And then the magic of the three main actors, bergman, grant and rains. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
5.
Shane (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ Utterly hypnotic treatment. like slowly drinking vintage wine. hard to describe. brilliance of george seven's direction is most evident. Jack Palance, what an actor. He makes evil glamorous. If you have any evil in you, you would want to be like him. great cinema. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
6.
Peyton Place (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals. (157 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
“ This movie made me want to migrate to America. I loved those small towns of America. But that is a thing of the past. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
7.
Moment to Moment (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Kay Stanton, her husband Neil and son Tommy live on the French Riviera. While at the port, when her... (108 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Romance and Mystery in one package. Set in France with Jean Seberg in the lead role is a charming movie. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
8.
Casablanca (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Bogart and Ingrid Bergman pairing in this 1942 film is most romantic. There is also claude rains in the mix. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
9.
The African Queen (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Bogart gives a oscar worthy performance in this. But brando deserved the oscar that year for A Street Car Named Desire. This is a very nice movie with Kate. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
10.
The Big Sleep (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Bogart and Lauren Bacall magic continues in this crime drama. Never a dull moment. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
11.
Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Most Romantic. Nice pairing of gregory peck and first time Audry Hepburn. she won an oscar for this well deserved performance.A very
refreshing charming movie. You never get tired of watching this. Surprised that William Wyler directed this, because he is not known for comedies. So that speaks highly of his range as a director. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
12.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ If there is a comedy that you must watch before dying, this is it. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
13.
Gloomy Sunday (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Follows three men who are in love with a most beautiful waitress: An intellectual restaurant owner, a mysterious musician and an erratic businessman; taking place during the WWII. (112 mins.)
Director: Rolf Schübel
“ This is one of my all time favorites along with others. That means i can watch it any number of times and will not get tired. First time when i watched it had no sub titles, but it still kept me glued. That speaks highly of the imagery and the actors and the background score. As a result of watching this i visited budapest in 2005. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
14.
Picnic (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic. (115 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
“ All i can say is Kim Novak. I am a sucker for any movie with Kim Novak.
She has a hypnotic screen presence which can seduce weaklings like me.
I also adored her in Vertigo. Hitchcock knew how to photograph her and some of the visual images of her in Vertigo are out of this world. Moments to live for. One scene in vertigo is permanently etched in my memory. Not dramatic but it is very sublime. Credit to Hitchcock. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
15.
A Place in the Sun (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. (122 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ Clift and liz create screen magic. some of the shot compositions in this movie are seductively charming and hypnotic. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
16.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ My affair with cinema started with this movie in 1954. Still remember the opening scene where Montgomery Clift slowly walks inside the barracks. And the sizzling kiss on the beach. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
17.
Viva Zapata! (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century. (113 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ hooked on to the magic of brando. Noticed Jean Peters earthy charm, have been a fan of hers since then. I was only ten and my brother narrated the story and the significance of the white horse. This was the golden age of cinema. Brando's encounter with the governor initially impressed me very much. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
18.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ I very much liked brando's astonishing screen presence and his ability to sink into his role with such ease. I wonder if elia kazan had anything to do with this. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
19.
On the Waterfront (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Another brando masterpiece with elia kazan. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
20.
Divorce Italian Style (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife. (105 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
21.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
 
22.
Jean de Florette (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. (120 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
23.
Manon of the Spring (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. (113 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
24.
Charade (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
25.
Zarak (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
An Afghan Outlaw finally saves a British Officer at the cost of his own life. (99 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ For some strange reason i loved this victor mature and anita ekberg movie. It is out of print and unavailable. desperately trying to find a copy. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
26.
Pickup on South Street (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring. (80 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ jean peters looks great in this. and on top of that the black and white photography is superb. and this is one of richard widmark's finest movies. i love movies because of these black and white gems. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
27.
Kiss of Death (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ film noir with victor mature and richard widmark. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
28.
To Have and Have Not (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer. (100 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ introducing lauren bacall. this has the famous line "you know how to whistle, don't you, steve?" ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
29.
Sabrina (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her. (113 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ pure magic, bogart and audery hepburn and the wit of billy wilder. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
30.
Damage (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery. (111 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Very intense and passionate drama. Jeremy Irons and Juliet Binoche sizzle in this most adult drama. Louis Malle's commentary is worth listening to if you are a cinema buff. Preisner's background score is exceptionally great. Not to be missed. A+ ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
31.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Billy Wilder's Film Noir masterpiece with crackling dialogue. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
32.
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The departure of the German army from Paris in 1944. (175 mins.)
Director: René Clément
“ One of my favourite films with great star cast. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
33.
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France. (143 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
34.
Dekalog (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. (572 mins.)
“ Kieslowski's masterpiece. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
35.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Will never forget this movie. watched it in madras after i got my US visa at the Madras US Consulate. The mini theater was right across the US consulate (i think). Brilliant movie with haunting score and brilliant acting by Mia Farrow, JohnCassavates and i believe Ruth Gordon. I am a big fan of Polanski. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
36.
The Petrified Forest (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. (82 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
“ Watch it for Betty Davis, bogart, Leslie Howard. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
37.
Vertigo (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
“ One of Hitchcock's best. Kim Novak is simply great in this. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
38.
Dial M for Murder (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. (105 mins.)
“ When they first released this was a 3D film. Grace Kelly's hand reaches the audience when she tries to grab the scissors. She was ravishingly beautiful in this and Ray Milland was as always superb. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
39.
Gilda (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Pairing of Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth was a master stroke. Glenn Ford is an amazing actor, like you do not realize he is acting, just like this other hollywood actor Robert Mitchum, i know they have not won any awards, but their acting talent is simply awesome. Two of hollywood's smoothest actors in my opinion. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
40.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
“ This is like a Documentary. Well made and very realistic. Gripping from start to finish. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
41.
Bitter Moon (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman... (139 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ one of my favourite Polanski Movie. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
42.
Samson and Delilah (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. (131 mins.)
“ These are the movies i grew up watching. Watch it for the utterly gorgeous Heddy Lamar and victor mature. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
43.
Lolita (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. (153 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
44.
5 Fingers (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess. (108 mins.)
“ James Mason's laughter in the end is still ringing in my ears. I never get tired of watching this movie. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
45.
China Moon (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle reluctantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues. (99 mins.)
Director: John Bailey
 
46.
The Apartment (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Billy Wilder and his magic continues. This time with Jack Lemmon, Shirley Maclaine and Fred MacMurray. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
47.
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal. (111 mins.)
“ two words Jeremy Irons, my friend tara says he is her god! ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
48.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. (205 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ Great comedy with some of the finest comedians. Gem. Stanley Kramer known to make serious films surprised everyone with this. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
49.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
“ One of Hitchcock's masterpieces. Watch it for Joseph Cotten's performance and hitchcock. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
50.
Wait Until Dark (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. (108 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
51.
The Professionals (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
52.
Sayonara (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer. (147 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
53.
The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
This comedy-drama is partially a gentle satire on America's drive to change the world in the post-war years... (123 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
“ Marlon Brando's comedic talent and glenn ford make this worth while. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
54.
Experiment in Terror (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank. (123 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ Lee Remick and glenn ford. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
55.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? (160 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ lee remick is so different in this. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
56.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ charles laughton and marlene dietrich are marvelous in this billy wilder film. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
57.
Compulsion (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case. (103 mins.)
 
58.
Rope (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
“ classic hitchcock ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
59.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (115 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ cary grant and deborah kerr star in this most romantic film. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
60.
The Naked Edge (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Five years after George Radcliffe was the chief witness in a high profile murder case, his wife receives a blackmailing letter accusing him of the crime. (97 mins.)
“ suspense with gary cooper and deborah kerr. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
61.
The Visit (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town... (100 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
“ ingrid bergman and anthony quinn ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
62.
Come September (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Younger generation vs. "older" folks on vacation at an Italian villa. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
63.
The Joker Is Wild (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young... (126 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ sinatra sings "all the way" ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
64.
Pal Joey (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets... (111 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ Kim Novak and sinatra create screen magic. Rita Hayworth is also in this. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
65.
Indochine (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields... (159 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
66.
Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
At Kimberley Prescott's villa, a stranger shows-up and claims he is her brother who supposedly died the previous year in a car accident. (88 mins.)
 
67.
Charley Varrick (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob. (111 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
68.
Before Sunset (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
 
69.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
 
70.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
 
71.
Three Colors: White (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her. (91 mins.)
 
72.
Raintree County (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A graduating poet/teacher falls in love with a Southern woman, and then the Civil War and her past create problems. (160 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
73.
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth. (114 mins.)
 
74.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ This is simply hypnotic. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
75.
2046 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
76.
Together (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him. (116 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
77.
Shanghai Triad (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress. (108 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
78.
North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
 
79.
I Confess (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional. (95 mins.)
 
80.
Devdas (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Childhood sweethearts, Devdas and Paro grow up in a small village with a love-hate relationship which changes to love when they mature. Devdas' dad does not approve of his marriage or even any friendship with Paro, and sends him away to Calcutta where he is introduced to a dancer, Chandramukhi, who adores him and falls hopelessly in love with him. Devdas in not aware of Chandramukhi's affection and love for him, as most of his time is spent in a alcoholic stupor, and lust for Paro. (159 mins.)
Director: Bimal Roy
“ Sarat Chandra Chatterji's literary classic gets poetic treatment by Bimal Roy and great performances by Suchitra Sen and Dilip Kumar. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
81.
Shree 420 (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune... (168 mins.)
Director: Raj Kapoor
 
82.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A lowly servant, Bhootnath gets close to the wife of his employer, and narrates her story through his eyes and perspective. (152 mins.)
Director: Abrar Alvi
 
83.
Goodbye Again (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In this adaptation of Françoise Sagan's best selling novel, Paula is a beautiful and highly successful 40-year-old businesswoman... (120 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
84.
Anastasia (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her. (105 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
85.
Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
 
86.
Downfall (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
 
87.
Funny Games (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
88.
Vera Cruz (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
89.
The Crimson Pirate (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings... (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
90.
Trapeze (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian. (105 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
91.
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. (96 mins.)
 
92.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives. (171 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
93.
Tetro (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond. (127 mins.)
 
94.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
 
95.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
 
96.
Scent of a Woman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. (156 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
 
97.
Phaedra (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The powerful Greek shipowner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name... (115 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
98.
The Young Lions (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The destiny of three soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian Diestl approves less and less of the war... (167 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
99.
Manhattan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ list without this woody allen masterpiece is unthinkable. ” - kapu s prabhakara
 
100.
Brief Encounter (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)
Director: David Lean