Greatest Movies - Because of their storyby stierchen | created - 03 Jun 2011 | updated - 09 Aug 2011 | Public
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1. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,863,381 | Gross: $534.86M
2. The Village (2004)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.
Votes: 211,305 | Gross: $114.20M
3. Devil (2010)
PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.
Votes: 113,688 | Gross: $33.58M
makes you think about your own faults in character
4. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
Votes: 198,329 | Gross: $40.14M
combines comedy and tragedy in a very good way - sometimes at the same time
5. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Votes: 958,455 | Gross: $53.09M
Very complex story. A masterpiece.
6. Buried (2010)
R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Votes: 129,553 | Gross: $1.03M
great - but not again please.
7. The Last Samurai (2003)
R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Votes: 343,745 | Gross: $111.11M
8. Angels & Demons (2009)
PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Votes: 235,411 | Gross: $133.38M
Tantalising. And even a very tiny bit pro-Catholic...no?
9. Il bisbetico domato (1980)
104 min | Comedy
A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but actively driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city,... See full summary »
10. DragonHeart (1996)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality.
Votes: 82,636 | Gross: $51.37M
I love dragons. So I love pro-dragon movies. And though technology is moving forward and forward every day...I've never seen a more beautiful dragon than this.
11. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 1,652,227 | Gross: $292.58M
seriously, this film did not only deserve to get the Oscar for visual effects and stuff...
12. The Three Musketeers (1993)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an ... See full summary »
Votes: 44,129 | Gross: $53.90M
Stop making a new version of the book every year. This is the best one. Period!!
13. Chocolat (2000)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Votes: 160,056 | Gross: $71.51M
not just because of the chocolate itself. You just want this movie to have a good ending.
14. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 897,967 | Gross: $128.01M
15. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Votes: 894,195 | Gross: $136.80M
painful to watch but it's worth it
16. Pleasantville (1998)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Votes: 109,155 | Gross: $40.57M
very cool idea
17. Groundhog Day (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Votes: 490,517 | Gross: $70.91M
very funny with the Scrooge-effect
18. Moon Child (2003)
120 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
The story of love and friendship on the harsh streets of 2014 Mallepa, a small corner in Asia.
20. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Votes: 545,928 | Gross: $217.58M
another pro-Dragon film I really love. I sometimes had to cry and laugh at the same time.
21. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 160,136 | Gross: $41.60M
Insane - but good somehow...
22. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror
Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.
Votes: 142,601 | Gross: $0.22M
couldn't stop laughing