world cinema for everyone-part 1

the movies which i love to watch forever
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1.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. ” - arunnagearun
 
2.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates. ” - arunnagearun
 
3.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? ” - arunnagearun
 
4.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ A team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior. ” - arunnagearun
 
5.
Commando (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
“ A retired elite commando has only a few hours to find and rescue his daughter from an exiled dictator. ” - arunnagearun
 
6.
First Blood (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills. (93 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
“ A mentally unstable Vietnam war vet, when abused with a small town's police force, begins a one man war with it. ” - arunnagearun
 
7.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp. ” - arunnagearun
 
8.
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.)
“ 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. ” - arunnagearun
 
9.
The Best of Youth (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s. (366 mins.)
“ An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s ” - arunnagearun
 
10.
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
“ A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. ” - arunnagearun
 
11.
Open Your Eyes (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. (117 mins.)
“ A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. ” - arunnagearun
 
12.
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
“ 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. ” - arunnagearun
 
13.
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.)
“ Young Esteban want to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by the mother Manuela. ” - arunnagearun
 
14.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
“ story of a boy who left as an orphanage in the middle of the war ” - arunnagearun
 
15.
Mamma Roma (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment... (106 mins.)
“ extremely controversial in its time, this film tells the tale of a whore and her son – trying to make a better life. ” - arunnagearun
 
16.
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues. (138 mins.)
“ When the now famous "star crossed lovers" of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues. ” - arunnagearun
 
17.
Rome, Open City (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, resistance leader Giorgio Manfredi is chased by Nazis and he seeks refuge and escape. (103 mins.)
“ Set in Rome during Nazi Occupation in World War II) ” - arunnagearun
 
18.
Spring in a Small Town (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A lonely housewife finds her monotonous life altered when her childhood sweetheart returns to town. (98 mins.)
Director: Mu Fei
“ A man returns home to find his childhood sweetheart married. Voted best Chinese film of all time. ” - arunnagearun
 
19.
Dumbo (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. (64 mins.)
“ Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential. ” - arunnagearun
 
20.
How the West Was Won (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
“ A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. ” - arunnagearun
 
21.
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts. (102 mins.)
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
“ "Drunken Boxing" ” - arunnagearun
 
22.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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 young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother. ” - arunnagearun
 
23.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. ” - arunnagearun
 
24.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 mins.)
“ While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. ” - arunnagearun
 
25.
Gitanjali (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Gitanjali and Prakash, two terminally ill people with six months of life left, fall in love. (142 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Geethanjali and Prakash, two terminally ill people with six months of life left, fall in love. ” - arunnagearun
 
26.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (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
“ The cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced Terminator. ” - arunnagearun
 
27.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. ” - arunnagearun
 
28.
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed. (128 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ The gangster Colorado kidnaps Marshal McKenna. He believes that McKenna has seen a map which leads to a rich vein of gold in the mountains and forces him to show him the way... ” - arunnagearun
 
29.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist. ” - arunnagearun
 
30.
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
“ A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. ” - arunnagearun