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1.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
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In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures. (139 mins.)
“ The actors at their best. A plot line from cliff to cliff hanging. Solid on location photo. A remarkable movie. ” - kholthor
 
2.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
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Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ British still surprises all with action and fuzzy humor pack in a precise and efficient direction ” - kholthor
 
3.
Body Double (1984)
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A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. (114 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Appearances are super-deceiving in this one bizarre movie of the 80's ” - kholthor
 
4.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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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.)
“ The title says it all: young, refreshing, inspiring ” - kholthor
 
5.
After Hours (1985)
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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
“ As the world turns...until it stops and falls on your head ” - kholthor
 
6.
99 francs (2007)
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The life of Octave Parango, a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love. (100 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
“ The story of an unfathomably psychotic guy ” - kholthor
 
7.
Burn After Reading (2008)
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A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it. (96 mins.)
“ A small movie with small ambitions that goes dramatically beyond its limits, lol ” - kholthor
 
8.
Sweet Charity (1969)
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Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands... (149 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ Memorable music, dance and characters in a Bob Fosse direction with an inspired Shirley McLaine. A milestone. ” - kholthor
 
9.
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
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A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise. (91 mins.)
Director: Chris Nahon
“ Simple, cartoony and cliche... but an efficient entertainment Made In Japan" ” - kholthor
 
10.
The Stunt Man (1980)
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A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady. (131 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
“ The actors set the tone of crispy characters in a near-cult A-movie of the not so old times ” - kholthor
 
11.
The Princess Bride (1987)
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While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Fairy tale in the Real World for a change ” - kholthor
 
12.
Shallow Grave (1994)
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Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash. (89 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ You know what they say...no pain, no gain ” - kholthor
 
13.
The Defiant Ones (1958)
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ In a time where b&w was standard, this courageous movie marked another milestone ” - kholthor
 
14.
Deliverance (1972)
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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country. (109 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ A horrific story and Boorman know-how set the stage for the super-relevant casting good performance: a classic ” - kholthor
 
15.
Unbreakable (2000)
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A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident. (106 mins.)
“ The strange tone of the movie and the intimate play of both Willis and Jackson alone makes Unbreakable a must in the genre ” - kholthor
 
16.
Rollerball (1975)
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In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game. (125 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ For the greatest James Caan and the severe light shed on society ” - kholthor
 
17.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
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A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (111 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Paul Newman is great, Tim Robbins is great, direction is spotless and the production is sparkling... ” - kholthor
 
18.
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.)
“ Movies like that rarely come along: soul raising through the simplicity of this charming, etheral girl and her strange life. A must in french. ” - kholthor
 
19.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
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In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (128 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ The best adaptation of any Dame Agatha Christie's novel on the big screen, dot ” - kholthor
 
20.
American Psycho (2000)
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A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (102 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
“ If you were frightened watching Hitchcock's Psycho, you should change the batteries of your pacemaker before you watch this one. ” - kholthor
 
21.
Se7en (1995)
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Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ All is good with people of good will, but there is often a but as clearly demonstrated here. ” - kholthor
 
22.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
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Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ A magnificient epic with inspired actors in a story about friendship and hope ” - kholthor
 
23.
The Man from Acapulco (1973)
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Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book... (95 mins.)
“ A feel-good movie made in France: this one is specially dear to me ” - kholthor
 
24.
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ William's stuff again in a brilliant production with a dream cast...who could ask for anything more? ” - kholthor
 
25.
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
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In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot. (108 mins.)
“ A Fun and Witty Movie archetype. There's no telling the story here: it's all in the play and you have to see it ” - kholthor
 
26.
Firefox (1982)
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A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink (136 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Modern planes dogfights aficionados may contest but this is a great movie of aerial combat, maybe a model for later ones ” - kholthor
 
27.
Sleuth (1972)
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A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. (138 mins.)
“ Most probably one of the best one-on-one actor movie of all time ” - kholthor
 
28.
Casino Royale (1967)
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In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH. (131 mins.)
“ Only the sixties could see the birth of such an extravaganza. The first and best James Bond pastiche with an all star cast ” - kholthor
 
29.
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
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The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body... (99 mins.)
“ An eerie murder case with an adorable Shirley MacLaine. A smile stamper ” - kholthor
 
30.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. (144 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
“ This to help retrieve the child in all of us... ” - kholthor
 
31.
*batteries not included (1987)
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Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition. (106 mins.)
Director: Matthew Robbins
“ Another movie for for all of us, kids ” - kholthor
 
32.
After the Sunset (2004)
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The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the FBI agent who promised he'd capture him is about to do just that. (97 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ The wits of all the characters and the rhythm of the play makes this smooth and warm ” - kholthor
 
33.
Mr. Destiny (1990)
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Unhappy Larry Burrows sees what his life could've been like, had he made that winning home run as a teenager. (110 mins.)
Director: James Orr
“ If you ever feel down and out and wish things were different, put this one on. ” - kholthor
 
34.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
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Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Not syrupy, not sobby: the actors are great in an excellent movie ” - kholthor
 
35.
Four Brothers (2005)
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Four brothers look to avenge their mother's death. (109 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
“ Family ties are often the strongest ” - kholthor
 
36.
The Fisher King (1991)
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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
“ Where are the limits of responsability for the ones holding mass medias bandwidth? ” - kholthor
 
37.
Murder by Death (1976)
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Moore
“ A super-funny set of actors in an intelligent murder night plot: as good as the original ;) ” - kholthor
 
38.
Watchmen (2009)
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In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. (162 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Vigilantes get old too...A good adaptation of this violent and dark classic comic ” - kholthor
 
39.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
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After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ Gangster movie in the core of violence and deceit: pick a color... ” - kholthor
 
40.
The 400 Blows (1959)
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
“ Chronicles of a rebel kid in the post-war Paris of the 50's. A masterpiece in french ” - kholthor
 
41.
The Odd Couple (1968)
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Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. (105 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
“ Another example of a major's studio movie of the 60's. Still, the play suffers but is also lightened by the the great actors funny deliveries ” - kholthor
 
42.
The Jerk (1979)
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An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis. (94 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
“ Yeah...well, ahem: there is a message and it is funny, isn't it? ” - kholthor
 
43.
Falling Down (1993)
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A borderline personality disordered defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. (113 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Michael Douglas invests everything into this one-man show (Duvall is great too) not so awkward 20 years later it seems ” - kholthor
 
44.
Forrest Gump (1994)
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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Tom Hanks in a major role strikes to the heart. A brilliant direction makes it fluid and comfortable ” - kholthor
 
45.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Intelligent humor in a great romantic comedy; the actors take advantage of the good script, let loose et voila! ” - kholthor
 
46.
50 First Dates (2004)
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Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
“ There definitely is some chemistry at work here ” - kholthor
 
47.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ How war tears apart honor from patriotism. Certainly in the top ten war movies of all time ” - kholthor
 
48.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
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The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ A very sarcastic spoof of fandom. Sacred movie for all con-bound trekkies anyway ” - kholthor
 
49.
Thief (1981)
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Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ As hard as it gets. James Caan in an exceptional performance and no, it is not for kids ” - kholthor
 
50.
Dune (1984)
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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule. (137 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Just a couple of scenes away from being a masterpiece...sob ” - kholthor
 
51.
On Guard (1997)
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The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates... (128 mins.)
“ A perfect movie of "Capes et epees" in french of course. Bright and precise photography enhances the "pittoresque" setting. ” - kholthor
 
52.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ An original movie where the true values are motive enough to go a straight line to the goal. ” - kholthor
 
53.
Trading Places (1983)
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A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ The entire cast is fabulous and Jamie Lee Curtis is marvelous. Warning: some scenes may haunt you for the rest of your life. ” - kholthor
 
54.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Wilder, Holden and Swanson at their best all at once in this classic amongst classics ” - kholthor
 
55.
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ A very graphic movie not for the faint-hearted. The depiction of madness is unsettling and the music score is a masterpiece. ” - kholthor
 
56.
The Full Monty (1997)
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Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
“ Small movie with no pretention, super casting and great music; FAWM ” - kholthor
 
57.
Groundhog Day (1993)
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A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ Sorry...just checking I haven't put it in again already... The classic smiley of the genre ” - kholthor
 
58.
Network (1976)
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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Network has been widely neglected by the industry. It says a lot about the intensity it beholds ” - kholthor
 
59.
Alfie (1966)
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An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle. (114 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ Michael Caine, in one of his best, is on a redemption from frivolous insofar this makes any sense at all, sigh ” - kholthor
 
60.
Hancock (2008)
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Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when one person he saves helps him improve his public image. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ Crude, brutal and vulgar; granted. Everything else is charming and shows that supers may fall low too... ” - kholthor
 
61.
Sideways (2004)
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Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Maybe at some point you cant skip it anymore ” - kholthor
 
62.
Dracula (1992)
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The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
“ A very well-rounded movie with top actors performances
and an appropriate eerie fantasy ambiance yield one of the
best Dracula ever ” - kholthor
 
63.
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
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A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress. (108 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Goofy and Spoofy in raw action are spiraling from bad to worst ” - kholthor
 
64.
The Rainmaker (1956)
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Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as... (121 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
“ Burt Lancaster in a major role leads the idea that faith itself is
as much important as the belief ” - kholthor
 
65.
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
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A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards. (124 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Maybe the best role from Charlie Chaplin: a very finely crafted
ignominious character with proper manners plans another lovely death ” - kholthor
 
66.
Mr. Brooks (2007)
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A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce A. Evans
“ Interesting, surprising and entertaining character
study ” - kholthor
 
67.
The Dark Crystal (1982)
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On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. (93 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
“ From a far away time when the puppetry kingdom
was ruled by Jim Henson and 'special effects'
meant an art in bodily imagination ” - kholthor
 
68.
The Three Musketeers (1973)
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A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ The coming of D'Artagnan made quite fun with an
incredible cast and somptuous sets: pop the corn,
you're at the movies ” - kholthor
 
69.
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
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The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ About the same as the first part ” - kholthor
 
70.
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
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Inspector Jacques Clouseau investigates the murder of Mr. Benjamin Ballon's driver at a country estate. (102 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ Clouseau at his best in a film setting comedy standards
for decades thereafter: a milestone ” - kholthor
 
71.
The Band Wagon (1953)
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A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition. (112 mins.)
“ Those old Fred Astaire musicals really capture the
spirit of the golden age and this one examplifies ” - kholthor
 
72.
The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966)
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Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed. (126 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ The most obscure events of the cold war may well have been of the sort ” - kholthor
 
73.
The Conversation (1974)
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A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. (113 mins.)
“ The theme of privacy, still quite relevant nowadays finds Gene Hackman in one of his best effort ” - kholthor
 
74.
Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)
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Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival... (125 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ The famed scientist and philosopher Henri Laborit stages common situations from the science point of view: enlightening ” - kholthor
 
75.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
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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
“ Touching story on love, thrust and something about dedicated parenthood or such ” - kholthor
 
76.
Harold and Maude (1971)
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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
“ Small production questioning issues as old as humanity: the odd and the crazy, now the question is 'who is which one?' ” - kholthor
 
77.
A History of Violence (2005)
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A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core. (96 mins.)
“ Funny how some people get cornered by their past even though they got all the right lessons ” - kholthor
 
78.
The Apartment (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ It was a disturbing situation at that time, then classic comedy and now it's a fantastic window on the ways of the society of the past ” - kholthor
 
79.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory. (119 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ Satisfying all through; if you like straight action movies with solid plot and actors, go for the trilogy ” - kholthor
 
80.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ A slow, shocking and almost epic descent on the road to inferno ” - kholthor
 
81.
Midnight Express (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. (121 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ An absolutely horrific engrossingly appalling movie. Savor vividly 'cause you may not want to see it again ” - kholthor
 
82.
The Fifth Element (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ The cast is fantastic. The pace is fast. The lines are funny and still there is a bit of suspense. A good one from Luc Besson ” - kholthor
 
83.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ Think of it; you're in the head of the famous international Star John Malkovich. Yes! John Malkovich! Madness ” - kholthor
 
84.
Misery (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Gathered here a pretty good take at the Helsinki syndrome. James Caan and Kathy Bates really pull punches like a dynamic du hohoho ” - kholthor
 
85.
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
“ Humans are ingenious... Some people invented basement so that when you think they're down, they can go deeper ” - kholthor