100 Movies to See Before You Die: The Modern Classics

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1.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Many movies of the past showed what it was like to be in the Mafia. Only “Goodfellas” is able to recreate how it feels. The kinetic camerawork, booming sound- track, and brutally honest performances put you inside the life of mobster-turned-informant Henry Hill. You feel his thrill of being included in the world of power and wealth, and also his paranoia when it all comes crashing down. It was another 16 years before Martin Scorsese won the Oscar he so thoroughly deserved, but with “Goodfellas” he secured his place in the ranks of the greatest directors in history.

by Matt McDaniel

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لماذا يجب أن تشاهده ؟

أفلام المافيا في الماضي كانت تصور كيف يبدو رجل المافيا ولكن في فيلمنا هذا يعطيك انطباع جديد عن كيف يشعر رجل المافيا عن طريق الولوج داخل الحياة الوحشية لرجل العصابات هنري هيل وتحوله نحو الثروة والقوة والسلطة ثم جنون العظمة لديه حتى مرحلة سقوطه و استحق المخرج سكورسيزي جائزة الأوسكار.


تعليق : مات مكدنيال (ناقد أجنبي )

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احب ان اضيف تعليقا للاسطورة السينمائية goodfellas
لم يكن سكورسيزي وحده فقط من يستجق الجائزة
بل القدير جو بيسكي والذي تحصل على جائزة اوسكار افضل ممثل مساعد استحقها
اذكر اول مرة رأيت بها هذا الفيلم
و خصوصا مشهدة الحانة عندما ذكر احد افراد العصابات جو بيسكي بماضيه عندما كان يلمع الاحذيه
و ردت الفعل الناجمة عن جو بيسكي , قعدت فاغر الفاه و انا اراه يجيد التمثيل اكثر من الحقيقة ذاتها
شكرا للاخ الفاضل ايهاب الشربيني على هذا الموضوع المهم
الحقيقة يوجد افلام بالقائمة لم اشاهدها و يوجد افلام شاهدتها و نسيتها لذا جاري اعادة مشاهدتها و ابداء الراي
تحيتي و تقديري

تعليق: LORCA من أعضاء منتدى الديفيدي ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
2.
Misery (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ (في انتظار تعليق - ضع تعليق ) ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
3.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. (84 mins.)
“ (في انتظار تعليق - ضع تعليق ) ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
4.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Only one movie in the past two decades captured Academy Awards in all five top categories. And it features mutilations, decapitations, and cannibalism -- not your usual Oscar fare. But “The Silence of the Lambs” secured a place in history with its two indelible lead characters: Jodie Foster's Clarice Starling and, of course, Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter. Plus, the suspenseful scenes are so well crafted the film never stops being scary, no matter how many times you watch it.

by Matt McDaniel

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لماذا يجب أن تشاهده ؟

فيلم واحد فقط في العقدين الآخيرين نال جائزة الأوسكار في الفئات الخمسة الرئيسية رغم أنه ليس فيلما أوسكاريا تقليديا حيث يتضمن مشاهد وحشية عن كالتشويه والتقطيع الجسدي وهو ما يخالف اعراف الاوسكار المعتادة ،وحصل الفيلم على مكانة تاريخية لا تمحى خاصة بالنسبة لجودي فوستر ، و دوما
يشعر المشاهد معه بالخوف و لو شاهده عدة مرات
تعليق : مات مكدنيال ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
5.
Terminator 2 (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ لماذا يجب أن تشاهده ؟
نقلة جديدة و مبتدعة في استخدام الكمبيوتر لتجهيز المؤثرات البصرية أصبحت الأساس بعد ذلك طوال العقد التالي للخدع البصرية والخيال العلمي ، مع اداء راقي للأبطال و إخراج محكم لجيمس كاميرون
تعليق :ايهاب الشربينيhippo ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
6.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two best friends set out on an adventure but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the American police as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed! (130 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ (في انتظار تعليق - ضع تعليق ) ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
7.
Hard Boiled (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. (128 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
8.
Malcolm X (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
9.
The Player (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one? (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
10.
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household. (125 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
11.
Supercop (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ Got action? Hollywood couldn't hold a candle to mid-'90s Hong Kong action flicks, and Jackie Chan is, hands down, one of the most prolific action stars of our time, churn- ing out an epic oeuvre of death-defying sequences and elaborate fight scenes -- no stunt double required. Here, he's nearly upstaged by co-star Michelle Yeoh, who delivers her own jaw-dropping, how-did-she-not-break-her-neck moments. Sure, CGI can make anybody an action star, but this is the real thing, and it's fantastic fun.

by Philip Yu ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
12.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (130 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
13.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. (102 mins.)
 
14.
Groundhog Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Chungking Express (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. (102 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ Faced with a two month hiatus on his martial arts epic “Ashes of Time,” Wong Kar-wai embarked on “Chungking Express” with no script and only an inkling of the movie he wanted to make. Under normal circum- stances, this is a recipe for disaster. But Wong is no normal director; his approach to filmmaking is more akin to Miles Davis than Stephen Spielberg. The film -- a pair of stories of unrequited love -- wanders off on improvised story lines before returning to its key visual and audio themes. (Note: you will hear the song “California Dreamin'” a lot.) The result, aided in no small part by Christopher Doyle's lush cinematography, is one of the most gorgeous, vital, swooningly romantic movies ever committed to celluloid.

by Jonathan Crow ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
17.
Ed Wood (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
18.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
19.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
Babe (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. (91 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
 
24.
Before Sunrise (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (101 mins.)
 
25.
Clueless (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ With so many revolutionary, award-winning, and flawless films missing the cut, one might wonder how “Clueless” made our list of modern classics. As if! Just dust off your copy of the Amy Heckerling-helmed rom-com, and you'll quickly notice a number of reasons why -- to this day -- it's adored by critics and fans alike. From its instantly quotable and hilarious script to the costume department's outrageous creations to Alicia Silverstone's star-making performance as Beverly Hills brat-turned-matchmaker Cher Horowitz, the greatest Jane Austen adaptation is not just a slumber party staple; it's a legitimate, generation-defining flick.

by Matt Whitfield ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
26.
Heat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
27.
Living in Oblivion (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers. (90 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
28.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
29.
Toy Story (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ When I started to hear the hoopla around this movie at its release, I was actually quite turned off by the whole notion. How could some bogus “digitally animated” movie made by some unproven minds at a goofy, upstart company (with a silly hopping lamp as a logo!) have completely enthralled both kid and adult moviegoers alike? I mean, Cliff from “Cheers” was one of the voice talents; how good could it be? Boy, was I wrong. Really wrong. I went to see this film with tremendous skepticism, and it did take a few sequences to adjust to the astonishing color and definition (remember, no HD, no 3D in 1995), but I was very quickly won over, and flat out enchanted by the brilliance -- both visual and conceptual -- of what I was seeing. With every scene I marveled at the attention to detail, crafts- manship, and intelligence of the film. And I was grinning. Smiling and laughing even though I was a cynical grown up! With the introduction of Woody, Buzz and the rest of their toybox pals, Pixar forever changed the way everyone views this genre and established animation's prevalence well beyond Saturday mornings. Just check their Oscar mantle... and their bankroll.

by Sean Phillips ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
30.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ In a decade chocked full of flicks with mind-blowing plot twists, this movie stands out as the best. Throughout the film, director Bryan Singer artfully builds and builds the tension until its final moments when that criminal mastermind, Keyser Soze, is finally revealed. The twist comes as a punch to the gut, and in the aftermath, you sense that you just may have seen the devil himself.

by Jonathan Crow ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
31.
Big Night (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. (109 mins.)
 
32.
Dead Man (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. (121 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
33.
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Joel and Ethan Coen have three films on this list that are somehow entirely dissimilar from each other, yet instantly recognizable as the brothers' work. Their first true masterpiece, “Fargo,” tells a story as bleak as the frozen expanses of its setting. A craven car dealer hires two goons to kidnap his own wife, hoping to scam both the crooks and his well-off father-in-law. Of course, it all goes wrong. But at the center is Marge Gunderson, played with aplomb by Frances McDormand. The pregnant, good-natured small-town sheriff might look to be a pushover, but she sees through deceit and uncovers the harsh truths lying below.

by Matt McDaniel ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
34.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
35.
Lone Star (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
36.
Scream (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
37.
Secrets & Lies (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed. (136 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
38.
Sling Blade (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town. (135 mins.)
 
39.
Swingers (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene. (96 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
40.
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
 
41.
Boogie Nights (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
“ Set in the sunny and somewhat seedy San Fernando Valley in the late '70s and early '80s, this criminally underrated opus chronicles the libidinous life of adult film director Jack Horner (played to perfection by Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Burt Reynolds) and his motley crew of misfits. Written and directed by 1997's wunderkind and Robert Altman's heir apparent, Paul Thomas Anderson, the complex ensemble piece perfectly encapsulates the era thanks to its seductive cinematography, delectable production design, irresistible soundtrack, and the painfully realistic and award-worthy performances of its players, including Julianne Moore, who transitioned from indie movie queen to leading lady, and former underwear model Mark Wahlberg, who dropped trou and immediately became a major movie star.

by Matt Whitfield ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
42.
Eve's Bayou (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz... (109 mins.)
Director: Kasi Lemmons
 
43.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
44.
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. (112 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
45.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 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
 
46.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
47.
Fireworks (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
48.
Out of Sight (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped. (123 mins.)
“ Director Steven Soderbergh's ultra-cool caper flick, slickly adapted from the novel by Elmore Leonard, is a sexy tale of two people -- totally wrong for each other -- who share a brief moment of something right. As the thief with a million dollar grin, George Clooney is as charming as ever. Jennifer Lopez is stunning as the tough U.S. marshal hot on his tail... and perhaps a bit smitten with him. It's the hottest screen romance that ever got started in the trunk of a car.

by Philip Yu ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
49.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
“ Director Steven Soderbergh's ultra-cool caper flick, slickly adapted from the novel by Elmore Leonard, is a sexy tale of two people -- totally wrong for each other -- who share a brief moment of something right. As the thief with a million dollar grin, George Clooney is as charming as ever. Jennifer Lopez is stunning as the tough U.S. marshal hot on his tail... and perhaps a bit smitten with him. It's the hottest screen romance that ever got started in the trunk of a car.

by Philip Yu ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
50.
There's Something About Mary (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster. (119 mins.)
 
51.
All About My Mother (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. (101 mins.)
 
52.
American Beauty (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
53.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
54.
Election (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president. (103 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
55.
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
“ Few movies based on novels come to life better on the big screen than in one's own vivid imagination, and this is one of those few, brilliant exceptions. It's Brad Pitt at his best. (All right, that might go to Floyd from “True Romance”). And let's face it: the rest of the talented cast -- including Edward Norton in his follow-up to a powerful performance in “American History X, ” and Helena Bonham Carter who was never so sexy -- play their memorable roles with nuance, hurt and darkness. Heck, even Meatloaf is a creepy standout! As a plus, the essence of the story is easy to relish (especially as a younger, more emboldened man) as a great statement about our supercilious selves and our soft, distracted, modern lives. As humans have we lost touch with our passion, our primal purity? This movie gets you fired up and gets you thinking. And we all know the first -- and second -- rule of Fight Club: “Don't talk about Fight Club.” Here's hoping Tyler Durden doesn't turn my lovehandles into soap.

by Sean Phillips ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
56.
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ When it comes to action flicks, there are really only two kinds: movies made before or after 1999. “The Matrix” is the film that changed it all. The Wachowski Brothers' landmark sci-fi action fantasy revolutionized and re-thunk everything we thought was possible with the genre -- throwing in a kitchen sink of cyberpunk plots, kung fu choreography, and bullet-time -- all neatly synthesized into a surprisingly smart, literate story punctuated by Keanu Reeves' trademark “Whoa.”

by Philip Yu ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
57.
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
 
58.
Run Lola Run (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
59.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
 
60.
Three Kings (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help. (114 mins.)
 
61.
Almost Famous (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
62.
Best in Show (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show. (90 mins.)
“ Christopher Guest's laugh-out-loud mock- umentary, which reunited the writer/director with his go-to team of comedians and improv pros, follows deranged dog show competitors -- amateur ventriloquist and bloodhound owner Harlan Pepper (Guest), terrier-obsessed twosome Gerry and Cookie Fleck (Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara), Shih Tzu-doting daddies Stefan Vanderhoof and Scott Donlan (Michael McKean and John Michael Higgins), neurotic Weimaraner-owning yuppies Meg and Hamilton Swan (Parker Posey and Michael Hitchcock), and curvaceous trophy wife (Jennifer Coolidge) and her lady-loving poodle handler (Jane Lynch) -- as they vie for the Mayflower Kennel Club's top prize. Not only is the mockumentary Best in Class, it also happens to be Guest's best work to date.

by Matt Whitfield ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
63.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
64.
Yi Yi (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives. (173 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
“ “Yi Yi” opens with a wedding, ends with a funeral, and manages to protray much of human experience in between, with all of its joys, surprises, and regrets. The story is simple, detailing the tribulations of a quietly dysfunctional Taiwanese family, but Edward Yang uses his camera like a novelist uses a pen, creating brilliantly observed scenes and remarkably complex characters. The result is one of the richest, most emotionally satisfying movies I've ever seen.

by Jonathan Crow ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
65.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.)
 
66.
Donnie Darko (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
 
67.
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
 
68.
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth. (132 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
69.
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
 
70.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
71.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A clan's estranged patriarch loses his home and learns that his ex-wife plans to remarry. (110 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
72.
The Pianist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
73.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
74.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
75.
Elephant (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Gus Van Sant's sometimes dreamy, sometimes nightmarish, but always suspenseful meditation on a Columbine-like school massacre offers no glib moralizing on the subject. Instead, Van Sant's meandering camera captures his characters and their interactions in such an offhand, improvised manner that they feel real. And when the violence does hit -- it's shocking, gut-wrenching, and horribly raw. “Elephant” might just be the most terrifying movie on this list.

by Jonathan Crow ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
76.
Finding Nemo (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)
 
77.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (94 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ Easily one of the most quotable comedies of the last couple decades. The story takes place in the swinging '70s, and Will Ferrell couldn't be more pitch perfect as Ron Burgundy, San Diego's top newsman. Sure, there is a subtle craftmanship to the storytelling, and the characters are brave and nuanced, but the real beauty of this film is the free-flowing tidbits of knowledge. American history, anyone? Would I have ever guessed what the name “San Diego” actually means in the native language of the Germans who discovered it? Want some lessons in love? Before a big night out hunting for ladies, splash on some Sex Panther (“60% of the time it works, every time”) -- but, really, we all know that “the only way to bag a classy lady, is to give her two tickets to the gun show.” Ferrell and friends (including Steve “I love lamp” Carell before he was Michael on “The Office”) are simply divine in this one. Divine like a rockin' jazz flute solo or a three-cheese fondue.

by Sean Phillips ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
78.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ A clever blend of romantic comedy and science fiction, this mind-twisting, reality-bending relationship tale could only be concocted from the mad genius of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Michel Gondry. When a couple undergoes a procedure to have the painful memories of their tumultuous relationship erased, the memories won't go without a fight. With absurd, inventive visuals and a smart script, it's a refreshingly original take on modern romance that is altogether bizarre, brilliant, and not easily forgotten.

by Philip Yu ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
79.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
80.
Sideways (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
81.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother. (116 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
 
82.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ And the winner for Best Picture is... “Crash.” Really?! “Brokeback Mountain” -- an epic love story between a conflicted ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy who meet and fall for one another in the summer of '63 -- was undoubtedly robbed of film's highest honor at the 78th Academy Awards. However, the critically-acclaimed film, written by renowned western novelist Larry McMurtry and Dianna Ossana (and based on Annie Proulx's short story of the same name), will forever be lauded for its realistic and groundbreaking portrayal of a gay romance starring two of Hollywood's top draws. Speaking of those courageous actors, who can forget the scene in which Jake Gyllenhaal's Jack begs Heath Ledger's Ennis to create a life together at the conclusion of their final camping trip? What about the gut-wrenching final scene in which Ennis finds Jack's old shirt and begins to cry? Forget about labeling this movie as a modern classic; it's a classic for the ages.

by Matt Whitfield ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
83.
A History of Violence (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core. (96 mins.)
 
84.
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
“ This is not your average revenge flick. The second film in auteur Park Chan-wook's “Vengeance Trilogy” is a dark, stylish masterpiece that signaled a very different kind of filmmaking from South Korea. An ordinary man -- kidnapped and held captive for 15 years without explanation -- is suddenly released, and sets out to find out who did this to him... and why. The mystery plunges him into a stark, nightmarish vertigo of hammer fights and live seafood. It's violent, twisted, and irresistibly engrossing, right down to the shocking gut-punch twist ending.

by Philip Yu ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
85.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson. (84 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
86.
Children of Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ The apocalypse never looked as distressingly plausible as in “Children of Men.” Director Alfonso Cuaron wraps the anxieties of a very nervous decade and presents them with the unflinching realism of a documentary. In one bravura sequence after another, Cuaron follows his characters in seemingly impossible single takes through car crashes and fights that appear to be pulled from yesterday's news. Yet instead of an unrelenting downer, “Children of Men,” buoyed by Clive Owens' effortless performance, becomes an astonishing tale of hard won hope.

by Jonathan Crow ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
87.
The Lives of Others (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. (137 mins.)
 
88.
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.)
 
89.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. (113 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
90.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ With the end of the Cold War, the spy genre looked to be over, but the “Bourne” movies reinvented it for a new age. The enemies weren't from a foreign power, but from inside the very governmental agencies that are supposed to keep us safe. And while movie trilogies are all the rage in Hollywood, the “Bourne” series set itself apart by making each film better than the last. The final chapter, “The Bourne Ultimatum,” delivered the best action scenes of the three, and most importantly, wrapped up the story in a thematically relevant and emotionally satisfying way.

by Matt McDaniel ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
91.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
92.
Michael Clayton (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy
 
93.
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.)
 
94.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
 
95.
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 emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
 
96.
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.)
 
97.
WALL·E (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
 
98.
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
99.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. (131 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ The war in Iraq has been so divisive and so opaque that it seems inevitable that so many movies on the subject failed to resonate with audiences or critics. “The Hurt Locker” succeeds because it's not about that one conflict, but uses the setting to comment on the realities of all wars. Written by Mark Boal, who was an embedded journalist with bomb squads in Iraq, the movie doesn't use a traditional Hollywood structure to tell its tale. And Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow gives each scene a hard-bitten intensity while still allowing her actors to fully embody the soldiers who are both repulsed and entranced by the horrors of warfare.

by Matt McDaniel ” - Mohamed_Rashidy
 
100.
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.)