Movies I will be watching this summer after my exams!!!by nayan702 | created - 29 Apr 2011 | updated - 29 Apr 2011 | Public
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1. 28 Days Later... (2002)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Votes: 323,345 | Gross: $45.06M
A Danny Boyle classic. Top of my priority list.
2. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 818,592 | Gross: $19.50M
Bollywood ripped out "Bichchoo" from it. #34 on the IMDB list.
3. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Votes: 455,102 | Gross: $3.65M
Guy Ritchie is one of the smartest and funniest directors around. Most of him reflects into the main protagonist in his films. Snatch and Sherlock Holmes are prime examples. So looking forward to this one. #171 on IMDB Top 250.
4. Disclosure (1994)
R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller
A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Votes: 39,527 | Gross: $83.02M
Aitraz ripped out from this movie. Steamy scenes between Michael Douglas and Demi Moore. Definitely looking forward to it!!
5. Moon (2009)
R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Votes: 286,624 | Gross: $5.01M
The best movie that went unnoticed in 2009. Sam Rockwell freaking deserved the Oscar for it, that's what I heard. Will have to find out for myself.
6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
Votes: 267,468 | Gross: $70.14M
Every college student's must watch movie!! How to take a break and do anything you want. That's what Mathew Broderick is going to teach me here.
7. Miracle (2004)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
Votes: 39,531 | Gross: $64.38M
The greatest sports movie ever, according to ESPN. Based on the true story of the 1981 USA ice-hockey team and their coach.
8. Let Me In (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.
Votes: 100,045 | Gross: $12.13M
I simply love Chloe Moretz. She was outstanding as Hit Girl in "Kick-Ass" and here she is a vampire. Oooo!!!
9. Ali (2001)
R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.
Votes: 83,846 | Gross: $58.20M
Will Smith's best performance and had it not been for Denzel Washington in "Training Day", the Oscar would have been in his lap. Based on the true story on Cassius Clay a.k.a Muhammad Ali.
10. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 518,499 | Gross: $37.63M
If you like thought provoking movies, this one should be one your list, specially "Dexter" fans!!!
11. Essential Killing (2010)
R | 83 min | Thriller, War
An Afghan POW attempts his escape.
A Taliban member who lives in Afghanistan is taken captive by the Americans after killing three American soldiers. He is transferred to Europe for interrogation but manages to escape from his captors and becomes an escaped convict on a continent he does not know. Interesting.
12. In Bruges (2008)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
Votes: 331,961 | Gross: $7.76M
I am a Colin Farrell fan since "Phone Booth", and this movie has been long overdue.
13. Jarhead (2005)
R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, War
A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
Votes: 153,573 | Gross: $62.66M
Prince of Persia in a military outfit. Plus I need something different from Jake Gyllenhaal. His poster boy movies are irritating me.
14. The Game (1997)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
Votes: 288,794 | Gross: $48.32M
What happens if you are a David Fincher fan (The Social Network director) and this is the only movie you haven't seen? Other than disappointment, this.
15. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.
Votes: 24,009 | Gross: $15.33M
I can watch this movie over and over again, and still feel great about it. Yet again another true sports based movie on my list, the third. This one is about golf though.
16. The Thin Red Line (1998)
R | 170 min | Drama, War
Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.
Votes: 150,266 | Gross: $36.40M
War. It brings the best and worst out of man. Watch this movie in class 5 in school. Forgot all about it. Includes a fantastic ensemble cast.
17. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Votes: 178,525 | Gross: $124.12M
Benecio Del Toro is a fabulous actor, mainly as a villain. Snatch provided him a perfect role and this movie his perfect performance, resulting in an Oscar.
18. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Votes: 331,820 | Gross: $76.63M
Denzel Washington at his best. One of the top actors in Hollywood, on par perhaps with Russell Crowe and Tom Hanks. Why is he a two-time Oscar winner, that's what I'm gonna see.
19. Cinderella Man (2005)
PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Votes: 158,133 | Gross: $61.65M
I have watched this movie five times already. Some great acting by Russell Crowe, and some scenes actually make you cry. Again, another true sports-based boxing movie.
20. Election (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 78,243 | Gross: $14.88M
Mathew Broderick again. This time as a college professor running for elections.
21. Risky Business (1983)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.
Votes: 67,199 | Gross: $63.50M
Tom Cruise's launch pad. Promised some "nice visualization" in this one. Whatever that means.
22. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 412,180 | Gross: $172.83M
"Yuvvraaj" rip out. Fantastic Oscar winning role by Dustin Hoffman.
23. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,004,392 | Gross: $130.74M
No explanation needed on this one. Just watch its brilliance.
24. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 328,490 | Gross: $56.00M
Promised Uday Vij on this one. Seems like I'm gonna keep it. Hello Jigsaw!!!
25. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Votes: 566,865 | Gross: $32.57M
True story of a Jew pianist in Nazi Germany. Adrian Brody's first and only good movie (so far). Superb direction by Roman Polanski. Another one of my fav directors.