My top 30 films right now

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1.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ The closest that a prison friendship story between two prisoners can get without it ending in rape or romance. ” - rcolgan
 
2.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ A playboy dressed up as a bat beating people up. This film is the next part of Charlie Sheens life. ” - rcolgan
 
3.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Tarantino is a genius. Still he is not god, its not like he can kill Hitler. ” - rcolgan
 
4.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ (Spoiler)

What do you know, he can kill Hitler. I stand corrected. ” - rcolgan
 
5.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ It surprising how the good (Clint Eastwood) leaves somebody to die in the middle of the desert in the first few minutes of the film. ” - rcolgan
 
6.
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.)
“ "I'll make him an offer he cant refuse." Buy one get one free! How has nobody used that in an advert?

Note: Godfathers part 1 and 2 are interchangeable. ” - rcolgan
 
7.
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.)
“ Your average family man, who's involved with the Mafia!

Note: Godfathers part 1 and 2 are interchangeable. ” - rcolgan
 
8.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ Whenever I see anybody walk down the street in a line little green bag will always go off in my head. ” - rcolgan
 
9.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
“ The promotional poster makes me think "Simba" ” - rcolgan
 
10.
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
“ I wish I had a large friend who never talked and was really good at basketball. ” - rcolgan
 
11.
Citizen Kane (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ Rosebud. A sacred name special to this man. Or did they consider that he might just be going insane and saying random words in his last year? ” - rcolgan
 
12.
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.)
“ This ones tough to make a joke at. The only funny thing to do with this is the line "I am Schindler." I know its not that funny, but what do you expect? Its about the holocaust for Christ's sake! Actually considering the film, Christ sake ain't the best choice of words. ” - rcolgan
 
13.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Was Brad Pitt sure about what was in that box? ” - rcolgan
 
14.
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.)
“ Could they have not done something simpler like pull a bunny out of a hat. ” - rcolgan
 
15.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
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.)
“ Where was Freddy Krueger? ” - rcolgan
 
16.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Just your plain old story to begin the film. Man loves woman. Woman loves man. Man turns out to have killed a bunch of people. Woman settles.
Note: No this is not a spoiler. This is found out within a few seconds of watching the film. ” - rcolgan
 
17.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
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.)
Director: David Fincher
“ If I had testicular cancer I wouldn't want giant man boobs AKA Moobs. ” - rcolgan
 
18.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Where were the WSPA when they were slaughtering animals? ” - rcolgan
 
19.
12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ This was way more successful then the 12 calm men film. ” - rcolgan
 
20.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ Boo Radley seemed a bit like a paedophile through most of the book and the film. ” - rcolgan
 
21.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Information film of what to do in the event of your parents to turning in to pigs. ” - rcolgan
 
22.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Float like a butterfly and become as fat as a bee. ” - rcolgan
 
23.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Stop, hammer time. ” - rcolgan
 
24.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
“ He only got that bike to compensate for something very small. ” - rcolgan
 
25.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Use the force Luke. I've run out of lubricant. ” - rcolgan
 
26.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ He was in the words a Kim Jong Ill "So Ronery". ” - rcolgan
 
27.
Bleach the Movie 2: The Diamond Dust Rebellion (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An artifact known as the "King's Seal" is stolen during transport from the Soul Society by an unidentified... (92 mins.)
Director: Noriyuki Abe
“ To those of you who have not watched the show bleach I advise you try to watch it any way you can. Watch outside someone else`s house who does watch it. It is not creepy for a good cause. Run at the site of pepper spray. ” - rcolgan
 
28.
Death Note (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A battle between the world's 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals. (126 mins.)
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
“ Why does this have a picture of the manga/anime? This is a live action! Dumb IMDB... ” - rcolgan
 
29.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 3 decades of exciting gangster life summarised in 146 mins. God, if the life of a gangster can be summarised that quickly then how quick would the life of an average Joe take in the cinema. ” - rcolgan
 
30.
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Edward Elric, an alchemist from an alternate world, races to prevent the Thule Society from harnessing alchemy to wage war on his home. (105 mins.)
Director: Seiji Mizushima
“ Nazis, magic, science and a bond between brothers that can't be broken. This film appeals yo pretty much everybody. ” - rcolgan