My Tens Thus Far

Films and TV series I've rated 10 stars, in no particular order.
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1.
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002 Documentary)
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First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Jones
“ A compelling, heartfelt look at the making of Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'. ” - Rkasperek768
 
2.
The Celluloid Closet (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film. (102 mins.)
“ Based on the book of the same name, a look at the portrayal of LBGT in cinema. Author Vito Russo died of AIDS-related complications before the documentary was finished. ” - Rkasperek768
 
3.
Love Liza (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, a web designer turns to gasoline fumes and remote-control airplanes while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law. (90 mins.)
Director: Todd Louiso
“ Seymour-Hoffman at his finest. This film is not for the weak of heart. ” - Rkasperek768
 
4.
Faraway, So Close! (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A group of angels in the German capital look longingly upon the life of humans. (144 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ The sequel to 'Wings of Desire', which was poorly remade into the american film 'City of Angels'. Wenders' use of music in his films is remarkable, and 'Faraway, So Close!' is certainly no exception. Nick Cave, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed all contribute. Reed also has a cameo. ” - Rkasperek768
 
5.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold... (120 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
“ Ten stars to the cast, the performances, the script and the story. Fienstein is inspired. Bancroft is delightful as his smothering mom. ” - Rkasperek768
 
6.
The Cement Garden (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Four children try to hold things together and play a family in their isolated prefab house after the death of their parents. As they begin to deteriorate mentally, they hide their mom's festering corpse in a makeshift concrete sarcophagus. (105 mins.)
Director: Andrew Birkin
“ Disturbingly beautiful. ” - Rkasperek768
 
7.
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Antoine, has always been fascinated with hairdressers, and this story is the embodiment of the wishful thinking of a young boy dreaming to marry a hairdresser and the fulfillment of a perfect, idealized love. (82 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
“ Simply one of the loveliest, most bittersweet stories ever told. ” - Rkasperek768
 
8.
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter... (104 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
“ Stunningly gorgeous, moving work from Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung. ” - Rkasperek768
 
9.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
“ The first in Kieślowski's Three Colors series. Though Kieślowski is Polish, he filmed the first two of the series in French. You must see all three of them as they tie together in subtle ways. ” - Rkasperek768
 
10.
Three Colors: White (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Second of a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society shows a Polish immigrant who wants to get even with his former wife. (91 mins.)
“ Blue, White and Red are the colors of the French flag, respectively. ” - Rkasperek768
 
11.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
“ 'Red' received the most critical acclaim of the series. ” - Rkasperek768
 
12.
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
“ One of the most aesthetically pleasing films ever made combined with an emotional, engrossing tale. Perfect. ” - Rkasperek768
 
13.
Il Postino: The Postman (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ Funny, romantic and poignant. A favorite. ” - Rkasperek768
 
14.
You Can Count on Me (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town. (111 mins.)
“ I fell in love with Laura Linney on the day I saw this. ” - Rkasperek768
 
15.
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial... (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ Jim Jarmusch right out of film school. A young John Lurie, who scores the film as well. The stuff independent film is made of, folks. ” - Rkasperek768
 
16.
Biutiful (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. (148 mins.)
“ Is redemption possible? Or even necessary? ” - Rkasperek768
 
17.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Remarkable performance by Eastwood. ” - Rkasperek768
 
18.
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
“ It's not a film, it's a philosophy. ” - Rkasperek768
 
19.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ If this one doesn't touch your heart, you haven't got one. Luc Besson crafts a dynamic picture and Jean Reno gives a performance he has yet to match. ” - Rkasperek768
 
20.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ The film that made me fall in love with cinema. ” - Rkasperek768
 
21.
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.)
“ Javier Bardem and the Coens in one picture. Better than cake. ” - Rkasperek768
 
22.
Blue Vinyl (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary. (98 mins.)
“ Hard to find but worth the search. Definitely one of the best documentaries, perhaps because of the passion of the filmmaker. ” - Rkasperek768
 
23.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia. (22 mins.)
“ This series blew my mind from go. ” - Rkasperek768
 
24.
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
“ Roberto Benigni can do absolutely no wrong. ” - Rkasperek768
 
25.
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
“ Not generally my type of picture but it got to me. ” - Rkasperek768
 
26.
Magnolia (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. (188 mins.)
“ Paul Thomas Anderson and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, plus great performances from Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly and William H. Macy. Loved the urban legends. ” - Rkasperek768
 
27.
Bored to Death (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels. (28 mins.)
“ Terribly well-written, well-acted series. Smart and funny. ” - Rkasperek768
 
28.
Amores Perros (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
“ Inarittu's finest thus far, though gut wrenching. ” - Rkasperek768
 
29.
Precious (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. (110 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels
“ Unapologetic. Remarkable. ” - Rkasperek768
 
30.
Party Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of actors move to LA to make it big, but end up working as caterers. (30 mins.)
Director: Rob Thomas
“ Darkly hilarious. Adam Scott is sublime. ” - Rkasperek768
 
31.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. (107 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Coens at their height of hilarity. ” - Rkasperek768
 
32.
A Serious Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
“ Also highly amusing, but in a much darker vein. ” - Rkasperek768
 
33.
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.)
“ This film made me fall in love with foreign cinema. ” - Rkasperek768
 
34.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Set aside everything you think you know. Then see 'Brazil'. ” - Rkasperek768
 
35.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Pacino today is not the same guy he was in 1975. Such a performance. ” - Rkasperek768
 
36.
Once (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. (85 mins.)
Director: John Carney
“ I am not a fan of musicals. This is a fantastic film. ” - Rkasperek768
 
37.
Rushmore (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. (93 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ "O.R. they?" ” - Rkasperek768
 
38.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ A must see, whether you appreciate good films or not. ” - Rkasperek768
 
39.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ No argument. Best cinematography in a Coen film. ” - Rkasperek768
 
40.
The Fisher King (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. (137 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Delightfully strange. (Well, doesn't that just describe Gilliam?) ” - Rkasperek768
 
41.
Barton Fink (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ My favorite Coen film. Turturro is phenomenal. Goodman is CREEPY. ” - Rkasperek768
 
42.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ This will perhaps change the way you see relationships, as will any von Trier picture. ” - Rkasperek768
 
43.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ Dustin Hoffman has never acted this well before or since. ” - Rkasperek768
 
44.
The Savages (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father. (114 mins.)
Director: Tamara Jenkins
“ Delightful and moving. Linney and Seymour Hoffman are terrific together. ” - Rkasperek768
 
45.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives. (30 mins.)
“ The UK version has more depth. British comedy is just funnier to me. ” - Rkasperek768
 
46.
Wings of Desire (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. (128 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ Such a beautiful, beautiful film. ” - Rkasperek768
 
47.
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss. (118 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
“ It's tough to choose a favorite del Toro film, but this one is up there. Such a great story too. ” - Rkasperek768
 
48.
Down by Law (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of three different men in a Louisiana prison and their eventual journey. (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ How can you possibly go wrong with this cast and this director? ” - Rkasperek768
 
49.
Smoke (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A Brooklyn smoke shop is the center of neighborhood activity, and the stories of its customers. (112 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
“ Star-studded cast with Wayne Wang at the helm. Highly entertaining. ” - Rkasperek768
 
50.
The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion. (114 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ Few can film a love story like Benigni. ” - Rkasperek768
 
51.
Quid Pro Quo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization. (82 mins.)
Director: Carlos Brooks
“ Different! ” - Rkasperek768
 
52.
Twin Falls Idaho (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Francis and Blake Falls are conjoined twins who live in a neat little room in a rundown hotel. While sharing some organs... (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Polish
“ Surreal, imaginative, well-written, acted and directed. The initial shock wears off, leaving you engrossed in a heart-wrenching story. ” - Rkasperek768
 
53.
An Angel at My Table (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters... (158 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ Jane Campion directs the true story of New Zealand author Janet Frame. Kerry Fox gives a truly remarkable performance. ” - Rkasperek768
 
54.
Orlando (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that... (94 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
“ Tilda Swinton has never been better. This is a timeless film, based on the Virginia Woolf novel, and still riveting today. Sally Potter's direction, Aleksei Rodeonov's cinematography and the production design team of Jan Roelfs and Ben van Os, not to mention art design, costume and makeup make this an almost overwhelming work of beauty. ” - Rkasperek768
 
55.
After Hours (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop. (97 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Scorcese's gritty, spooky comedy is a must-see for any film buff, if for the cameos alone. ” - Rkasperek768
 
56.
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ Solondz before he got really strange. ” - Rkasperek768
 
57.
Gallipoli (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Epic is a word I find to be overused these days. This is an epic film. ” - Rkasperek768
 
58.
Priest (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover... (105 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
“ We are all imperfect. ” - Rkasperek768
 
59.
Night on Earth (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night. (129 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ My favorite Jarmusch film. The vignette starring Benigni is classic comedy. ” - Rkasperek768
 
60.
Beautiful Thing (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed. (90 mins.)
“ A different sort of coming-of-age film. ” - Rkasperek768
 
61.
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
“ LOL ” - Rkasperek768
 
62.
Garden State (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade. (102 mins.)
Director: Zach Braff
“ Impressive debut from Zach Braff ” - Rkasperek768
 
63.
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
“ Road film meets young love meets Mrs. Robinson with subtitles. Sweet. ” - Rkasperek768
 
64.
Kolya (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man... (105 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
“ Sweet, tender and human. ” - Rkasperek768
 
65.
Being There (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ I like to watch. ” - Rkasperek768
 
66.
The Hangover (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ Any picture that can make me laugh so much deserves to be on this list. ” - Rkasperek768
 
67.
Cast Away (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ What a performance! ” - Rkasperek768
 
68.
Harold and Maude (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ Were this list in order, this would be in the top five. A timeless story of love and friendship. ” - Rkasperek768
 
69.
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Raymond Aibelli is a promising medical student ready to begin a prestigious summer internship. But Susan... (100 mins.)
“ This one made me uncomfortable, challenged my ideas. I wasn't ready for that In a film back then. Now I expect it. ” - Rkasperek768
 
70.
Hustle & Flow (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee. (116 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
“ Great story and performances. ” - Rkasperek768
 
71.
Whale Rider (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
“ Some films I admire for thier realism. Others I appreciate for their ability to take me to another place. ” - Rkasperek768
 
72.
High Art (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other. (101 mins.)
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
“ Tense, passionate and heart-wrenching. ” - Rkasperek768
 
73.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. (95 mins.)
“ John Cameron Mitchell, please direct more films! ” - Rkasperek768
 
74.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
“ Such a great cast, brilliant writing. ” - Rkasperek768
 
75.
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
“ A cinematic thrill-ride. ” - Rkasperek768
 
76.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
“ Delightful from start to finish. Alan Arkin stole this film. ” - Rkasperek768
 
77.
Clerks (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ I'm not even supposed to be here today! ” - Rkasperek768
 
78.
Blue Velvet (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ The world of cinema needs David Lynch to be the odd man out. ” - Rkasperek768
 
79.
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.)
“ I love John Ritter in this picture. ” - Rkasperek768
 
80.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ As you can see from the list I am not a huge fan of the classics but this one is terrific. These two play off each other beautifully. ” - Rkasperek768
 
81.
MASH (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Wonderfully cast, written and directed. ” - Rkasperek768