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1.
Taxi Driver (1976)
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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Listen, you *beep* you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the *beep* the dogs, the filth, the *beep* Here is a man who stood up. - Travis ” - sining_gang
 
2.
Trainspotting (1996)
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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
“ Once in your life you'll definitely have a friend like Begbie, it sucks I know. ” - sining_gang
 
3.
Cashback (2006)
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After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Ellis
“ This movie is for artists who daydream a lot and imagine things like it's the real world. Freezing time was a perfect idea, I love the dreamy snow scene at the end... ” - sining_gang
 
4.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ So the fascinating words they used here was called "Nadsat" or teenage vocabulary of the future. ” - sining_gang
 
5.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ "Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time, it's just not worth it" - Danny Vinyard ” - sining_gang
 
6.
This Is England (2006)
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A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit. (101 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
“ The best skinhead movie of all. Soundtrack was skanking too. ” - sining_gang
 
7.
Reality Bites (1994)
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A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston. (99 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ The year was 1994, the heyday of 90s music. I you lived in that era, this movie will remind you of a lot of cool stuff during that time. I always forget that this was also the directorial debut of Ben Stiller. ” - sining_gang
 
8.
Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ In my opinion, this is the best among all coming of age movies. ” - sining_gang
 
9.
Into the Wild (2007)
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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ Directed by Sean Penn. A film adaptation of the book by Jon Krakauer. Excellent movie for misfits, absurd and forlorn. ” - sining_gang
 
10.
Great Expectations (1998)
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Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love. (111 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ Modern version of Charles Dickens' classic. I prefer Finn as the name of the main character. ” - sining_gang
 
11.
Fight Club (1999)
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An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ We've seen this for so many times, I'd say this movie got the best ending + song. The triumph of "Project Mayhem". ” - sining_gang
 
12.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
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A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Released in 1990, before they associated it with emo. Tim, Winona and Depp should make movies again. ” - sining_gang
 
13.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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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
“ This has to be the funniest movie I've seen. Al Pacino in his finest. ” - sining_gang
 
14.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
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Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
“ I never get tired watching this movie. A 90s with movie with an 80s theme was neat. Adam should make more movies with the same quality as this. ” - sining_gang
 
15.
The Crow (1994)
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A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ The perfect "Crow" movie starring Brandon Lee. One of my favorite characters ever. I love how they depicted his fictional band, "Hangman's Joke" but I hope they stop making sequels. ” - sining_gang
 
16.
Lolita (1997)
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A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ I'm sorry but I still prefer Adrian Lyne's version and Dominique Swain was just the right "Lolita". ” - sining_gang
 
17.
Garden State (2004)
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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
“ Written, directed by and starring Zach Braff himself. The music was said to be hand-picked by him too. I discovered The Shins because of this film. ” - sining_gang
 
18.
Almost Famous (2000)
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A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool". - Lester Bangs ” - sining_gang
 
19.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ The ultimate hipster movie, cinematography was excellent. ” - sining_gang
 
20.
The Doors: When You're Strange (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
“ Rare footage of James Douglas was haunting. The Doors are the granddadies of 60s rock music. ” - sining_gang
 
21.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ The David Lynch. ” - sining_gang
 
22.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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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.)
“ Favorite part would be the throwing of stuff during New Year's day scene while he walks down the alley. ” - sining_gang
 
23.
Morvern Callar (2002)
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After her beloved husband's suicide, a mourning supermarket worker and her best friend hit the road in Scotland, but find that grief is something that you can't run away from forever. (97 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
“ "I'm Stinking with You" by the Velvet Underground plays while she chops-off her boyfriend's cadaver. ” - sining_gang
 
24.
Detroit Rock City (1999)
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A comedy about four teenagers in 1978 who try to scam their way into a KISS concert. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Rifkin
“ Kiss die hard Edward Furlong and his band of dekadoo friends. ” - sining_gang