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 7.6/10 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 distress call, their landing on the source planet finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, 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 planet 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 to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power. (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. (383 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 boy's 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 7.7/10 X  
When the now-famous "star-crossed lovers" of two 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 steals $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 of 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 8.0/10 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  
Geethanjali 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 young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (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