Those are the movies that really touched me on a personal level or/and are really funny and amusing to watch. It's very hard to actually order them, so don't mind the order that they are listed.
I'll try not to make synopsis for those movies, but otherwise well what my personal feelings about were as I watched them.
I'm always updating this as I watch more movies.
Feel free to comment!
“ In my opinion, this is the ultimate masterpiece of animation in general, and the greatest ending for any series ever. It goes from a simple robot-apocalyptic flick to a questioning about the very meaning of life. 11/10 ” - diegonunes
After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
“ One of, if not the finest film by the master Ingmar Bergman. A very easy film to relate to. Great storyline, characters and visuals. A perfect movie. ” - diegonunes
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
“ A movie about capitalism and how people can live life in different ways. Wonderful storyline and the finest movie by David Fincher. ” - diegonunes
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease. (101 mins.)
“ A must-see for old school Final Fantasy nerds. It's a sequel to the successful game Final Fantasy VII. It has GREAT visuals for the time and has aged very well with me. ” - diegonunes
The Seventh Seal
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
“ Another masterpiece by Bergman. A very profound questioning about the afterlife and the existence of God. It's dark and slow, but has a very subtle sense of humor at times. A must-see ” - diegonunes
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
“ This movie portraits how biased and self-righteous a human being can be, even if he realizes it, or not. A masterpiece by Kurosawa. ” - diegonunes
The Burmese Harp
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk. (116 mins.)
“ How beautifully can a movie link war, music, freedom of mind and religion? Watch this and find for yourself. ” - diegonunes
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
“ The perfect movie about vengeance. ” - diegonunes
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. (85 mins.)
“ A simple and realistic movie about two musicians to end up in a very subtle and delicate relationship. It's a very down-to-earth storyline, starring not real actors, which enhances that realistic tone to the concept. ” - diegonunes
The Tree of Life
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Grave of the Fireflies
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
“ A very realistic (its base on real facts) and melancholic japanese animated film from the 80's about WWII.
If you're in for some tears and sad story, allied by great visuals and animation (for the time), give this one a try. ” - diegonunes
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. (85 mins.)
“ The beautiful classic with the superb acting by Bela Lugosi and the first sound era Dracula movie. ” - diegonunes
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ Easily one of the most quotable films ever. Surely one of the scariest and shocking films for its time, with very well done special effects. And to seal the deal, it got Max Von Sydow (as father Merrin) in it. You can't be wrong with him cast. ” - diegonunes
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
“ I'd be crazy if I did not include the dirtiest, bloodiest movie ever made. Peter Jackson at his best.
A must see for all horror-gore-comedy nutheads out there.
Bravo! ” - diegonunes
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
“ Very funny flick about the horrors that the christian religion committed in Europe in the Middle ages.
It makes fun as well as it criticizes this whole period of time. ” - diegonunes
Days of Heaven
A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. (94 mins.)
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.)
“ It's a very intriguing movie, that plays with your head, not allowing the viewer to be certain if it's a psychological film of if everything is really happening. Has one of the most dark endings ever in a horror movie. ” - diegonunes
A married daughter who longs for her mother's love gets visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist. (99 mins.)
“ I watched this one with my girlfriend and I'll use her comment as my own: 'It's impressive how this Bergman guy you like so much was able to dwell into a woman's mind. Great movie'. ” - diegonunes
On the day of the wedding of Johanna and Benjamin, her mother Gabrielle has carefully planned all the... (100 mins.)
“ A very underrated movie in my opinion. It's a pessimist, Voltaire-like romance that portraits how many things can (and will) go wrong in the modern marriage. Has great acting, funny moments and superb musical choices that go very well with the whole concept (Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni is wisely used, as well as Ave Maria by Beethoven and Bach's Air).
A must see for everyone who's a bit skeptic about nowadays relationships and why they go wrong. ” - diegonunes
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together. (85 mins.)
Hour of the Wolf
While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has an emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires. (90 mins.)
“ I can only describe this movie by saying it's a psychedelic limbo-time ticking bomb. Lol.
This is a tense movie, it makes you feel like something is gonna happen any time, and leaves you uneasy. It portraits the mind of a troubled man who dwelled in too deep in his art.
The only Bergman movie that comes close to being a horror movie, and even in that aspect, it spells the masters name all over it. If he's going to do a horror movie, he'll do it in his own way.
A controversial but very good movie in the Bergman library. ” - diegonunes
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
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.)
“ Certainly one of the best films by master Hitchcock. It has beautiful and creative visuals, combined with an intricate storyline. ” - diegonunes
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
“ A great film about the risks of war, and the first Godzilla flick. Was made shortly after the US occupation in Japan.
Made by people who suffered from nuclear warfare first hand, it's a very powerful and even touching film at times. ” - diegonunes
“ Made by brazilian director and actor José Mojica, it's a very gross and violent movie for its time. Has powerful monologues and a not-so-subtle criticism about religion and god. ” - diegonunes
“ Sequel to "À meia noite levarei sua alma". Follows the story directly and it's even crazier than the previous movie.
It has the wildest visual depiction from hell I've ever seen. A must see for any horror movie fan. But be sure to watch the first one before going into this madness.
By the way, a beer is advisable too if you wanna keep with the movie's madness. ” - diegonunes
Mary and Max
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (92 mins.)
“ This one is probably the most well-made stop motion animation film I've ever seen. It was made with clay scultures I think.
It may pass as a children's movie, but asides from visuals, it has a GREAT and depressing storyline, resulting in a very good and heart-touching ending.
A must see for anyone out there. Children would be delighted by the films visuals and grown up audiences would dwell in it's dark humor sense and complex storyline. ” - diegonunes
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
The fate of the world is threatened by seemingly monstrous entities known as Angels. NERV is an organisation set up to counter this threat and it is up to young pilots to protect Earth but exactly what are the real motives behind NERV? (98 mins.)
“ This is the first movie in the remake series from Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series from 1995.
Caught my attention for being very loyal to the original series and of course because it had the best animation quality I've seen so far, being only topped by the second Evangelion remake, in my opinion. ” - diegonunes
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Under constant attack by Angels, NERV introduces two new pilots: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami... (112 mins.)
“ As I already said this movie has MINDBLOWING visuals. Apart from that, this is where it really deviates from the original series.
With a more "childish" and melodramatic tone, it really surprised me in a good way, since I wasn't very keen of the idea of remaking the series.
If you're an Evangelion fan, of an animation fan in general I suggest you try this one. ” - diegonunes
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
“ I love the dialogue and ending for this one. A really well thought and executed thriller. ” - diegonunes
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (105 mins.)
“ Very funny scottish-werewolf-flick. Has great scener of humor and gore. What else can you ask for? ” - diegonunes
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. (162 mins.)
“ I don't always watch Superhero movies. But when I do, I prefer Watchmen. ” - diegonunes
The Evil Dead
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Evil Dead II
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II
Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. (97 mins.)
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby. (82 mins.)
An American Werewolf in London
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.)
A married daughter who longs for her mother's love gets visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist. (99 mins.)
V for Vendetta
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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.)
After receiving robotic implants, two sisters compete as assassins. (102 mins.)
The Machine Girl
Maimed while seeking revenge, a girl becomes stronger than ever. (96 mins.)
Tokyo Gore Police
In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers. (110 mins.)
The Butterfly Effect
Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal. (113 mins.)
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. (123 mins.)
Léon: The Professional
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. (110 mins.)
Fanny and Alexander
Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
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.)
A small town priest struggles with his faith. (81 mins.)
A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. (98 mins.)
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
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.)
Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror. (91 mins.)
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
The Shawshank Redemption
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
The Secret in Their Eyes
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. (129 mins.)
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child... (123 mins.)
Cradle of Fear
A gruesome homage to the cult Amicus anthology Asylum, Cradle of Fear unfolds four screamplays all linked... (120 mins.)
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Million Dollar Baby
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Samurai X: Reflection
Kenshin and Kaoru are married. Kenshin leaves Kaoru with their son, Kenji, to lead a revolution in China... (83 mins.)
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates... (95 mins.)
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. (116 mins.)
Memories of Murder
In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)