Best of Older Men - Younger Girl/Woman Romances in Movies.

This is a list of mainstream films featuring significant 'May–December' romances, where the age differential between the two adults is wide enough to risk social disapproval. In some of the films listed below, the age difference is a major part of the film plot.
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1.
Lolita (1962)
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. (152 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film by Stanley Kubrick based on the classic novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov. The film stars James Mason as Humbert Humbert, Sue Lyon as Dolores Haze (Lolita) and Shelley Winters as Charlotte Haze with Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty.
Due to the MPAA's restrictions at the time, the film toned down the more provocative aspects of the novel, sometimes leaving much to the audience's imagination. The actress who played Lolita, Sue Lyon, was fourteen at the time of filming. Kubrick later commented that, had he realized how severe the censorship limitations were going to be, he probably never would have made the film. ” - lankalion
 
2.
Absolon (2003)
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In a world ravaged by disease, he's the only cure... and the last hope for human-kind. (96 mins.)
Director: David Barto
“ Absolon is a 2003 post-apocalyptic science fiction thriller film. The plot concerns a future society where the only hope for survival from a deadly virus is a drug called Absolon. The film was directed by David Barto, and stars Christopher Lambert, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Kelly Brook. ” - lankalion
 
3.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (119 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, and directed by Leo McCarey. It was distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
The film is considered one of the most romantic of all time, according to the American Film Institute. The movie was a remake of McCarey's 1939 film Love Affair, starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. An Affair to Remember was almost identical to Love Affair on a scene-to-scene basis. McCarey used the same screenplay as the original film, which was penned by Delmer Daves and Donald Ogden Stewart. ” - lankalion
 
4.
American Beauty (1999)
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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, a middle-aged magazine writer who has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best friend, Angela (Mena Suvari). Annette Bening co-stars as Lester's materialistic wife, Carolyn, and Thora Birch plays their insecure daughter, Jane; Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper and Allison Janney also feature. The film has been described by academics as a satire of American middle class notions of beauty and personal satisfaction; analysis has focused on the film's explorations of romantic and paternal love, sexuality, beauty, materialism, self-liberation and redemption. ” - lankalion
 
5.
An American Haunting (2005)
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Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man. (83 mins.)
“ An American Haunting is a 2005 horror film written and directed by Courtney Solomon. It stars Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and James D'Arcy. The film was previewed at the AFI Film Festival on November 5, 2005 and was released in U.S. theaters on May 5, 2006. The film had an earlier release in the U.K. on April 14, 2006. The movie was panned by critics[1][2] and audiences[3] and performed poorly at the box office.
The film is based on the novel The Bell Witch: An American Haunting, by Brent Monahan. The events in the novel are based on the legend of the Bell Witch. The film switches from the 19th century to the 21st, and features a side story about a recently divorced mother whose daughter is going through something like the same experience as Betsy Bell. ” - lankalion
 
6.
An American in Paris (1951)
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Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
“ An American in Paris is a 1951 MGM musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and Oscar Levant, the film is set in Paris, and was directed by Vincente Minnelli from a script by Alan Jay Lerner. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.
The story of the film is interspersed with show-stopping dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin tunes. Songs and music include "I Got Rhythm," "I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise," "'S Wonderful," and "Our Love is Here to Stay". The climax is "The American in Paris" ballet, a 16 minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin's An American in Paris. The ballet alone cost more than $500,000, a staggering sum at the time. ” - lankalion
 
7.
An Education (2009)
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A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. (100 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
“ An Education is a 2009 British coming-of-age drama film, based on an autobiographical article in Granta by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, and stars Carey Mulligan as Jenny, a bright schoolgirl, and Peter Sarsgaard as David, the charming older man who seduces her. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards in 2009 including Best Picture and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan. ” - lankalion
 
8.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, obsessive-compulsive novelist, Helen Hunt as a single mother with an asthmatic son, and Greg Kinnear as a gay artist. The screenplay was written by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks.
Both Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Academy Award for Best Actress, respectively, making As Good As It Gets the last film to win both of the lead acting awards, and the first since 1991. It is ranked 140th on Empire magazine's "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time" list. ” - lankalion
 
9.
Atlantic City (1980)
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In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer finds themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Atlantic City is a 1980 French-Canadian romantic crime film directed by Louis Malle. Filmed in late 1979, it was released in France and Germany in 1980 and in the United States in 1981. The script was written by John Guare. It stars Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Robert Joy, Hollis McLaren, Michel Piccoli, and Al Waxman. ” - lankalion
 
10.
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
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Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember - who is working with Dr. Evil. (94 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American comedy film and the third and final installment of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The movie was directed by Jay Roach, and co-written by Mike Myers and Michael McCullers. Myers also plays the roles of Dr. Evil, Goldmember, and Fat Bastard. The movie co-stars Beyoncé Knowles, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Michael York, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine, Mindy Sterling and Fred Savage. There are a number of cameo appearances including Steven Spielberg, Kevin Spacey, Britney Spears, Quincy Jones, Tom Cruise, Danny DeVito, Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Travolta, Nathan Lane, and The Osbournes. ” - lankalion
 
11.
Autumn in New York (2000)
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Romantic drama about an aging playboy who falls for a sweet, but terminally ill, young woman. (103 mins.)
Director: Joan Chen
“ Autumn in New York is a 2000 romantic drama film directed by Joan Chen and starring Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, and Anthony LaPaglia.
The movie focuses on Will Keane (Gere) who falls in love with Charlotte Fielding (Ryder), a sweet, but terminally ill young woman. ” - lankalion
 
12.
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
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A father and daughter isolated on an island off the East Coast and living on a once thriving commune grapple with the limits of family and sexuality. (112 mins.)
Director: Rebecca Miller
“ The Ballad of Jack and Rose is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller, and starring her husband Daniel Day-Lewis; it also stars Camilla Belle, Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, Ryan McDonald, Jason Lee, Jena Malone, Susanna Thompson and Beau Bridges. The film tells the story of an environmentalist and his teenage daughter who live alone on a secluded island commune, and their complicated relationship as a heart illness brings his life to an end. It was filmed in Rock Barra, Prince Edward Island, Canada and in New Milford, Connecticut. ” - lankalion
 
13.
Beautiful Girls (1996)
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A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love. (112 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
“ Beautiful Girls is a 1996 American film directed by Ted Demme and starring Matt Dillon, Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Rosie O'Donnell, Martha Plimpton, Natalie Portman, Michael Rapaport, Mira Sorvino, and Uma Thurman. ” - lankalion
 
14.
The Big Sleep (1946)
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir, directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. It stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as the female lead in a film about the "process of a criminal investigation, not its results. William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay. ” - lankalion
 
15.
Big Daddy (1999)
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A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father. (93 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
16.
Blame It on Rio (1984)
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Best friends and their daughters holiday in Rio only for one to fall for the other's daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ Blame it on Rio is a 1984 romantic comedy film, written by Charlie Peters and Larry Gelbart and directed by Stanley Donen. The script is based on the 1977 French film, Un moment d'égarement. The original music score was composed by Kenneth Wannberg. Cast members included Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, José Lewgoy and Demi Moore. ” - lankalion
 
17.
Black Swan (2010)
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A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis. Its plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious New York City company. The production requires a ballerina to play both the innocent White Swan and the sensual Black Swan. One dancer, Nina (Portman), is a perfect fit for the White Swan, while Lily (Kunis) has a personality that matches the Black Swan. When the two compete for the parts, Nina finds a dark side to herself. ” - lankalion
 
18.
Breezy (1973)
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Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a ride with a man who only wants her for sex... (106 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Breezy is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring William Holden and Kay Lenz. It was written by Jo Heims. It was the third film directed by Clint Eastwood, who appears uncredited as a man in crowd on a pier. ” - lankalion
 
19.
Bulworth (1998)
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A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture. (108 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
“ Bulworth is a 1998 American film co-written, co-produced and directed by the film's star, Warren Beatty. It was loosely based on the life of Beatty's friend, Tennessee political figure John Jay Hooker. It co-stars Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, and Isaiah Washington. The film follows the title character, California Senator Jay Billington Bulworth (Beatty), as he runs for re-election while trying to avoid a hired assassin. ” - lankalion
 
20.
Casablanca (1942)
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In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
21.
The Cat's Meow (2001)
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Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924. (114 mins.)
“ The Cat's Meow is a 2001 drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and starring Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard, Edward Herrmann, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley, and Jennifer Tilly. The screenplay by Steven Peros is based on his play of the same title, which was inspired by the mysterious death of film mogul Thomas H. Ince. ” - lankalion
 
22.
Chaplin (1992)
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
“ Chaplin is a 1992 biographical film about the life of English comedian Charlie Chaplin. It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Robert Downey, Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Kevin Kline, and Anthony Hopkins. It also features Geraldine Chaplin in the role of her own paternal grandmother, Hannah Chaplin. ” - lankalion
 
23.
Circle of Two (1981)
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The story of the impossible love between a schoolgirl and a 60-years old painter. (106 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
“ Circle of Two is a 1980 Canadian film. It starred Richard Burton as a 60-year old artist who falls in love with a sixteen-year-old played by Tatum O'Neal. It was the last film directed by acclaimed film noir director Jules Dassin.
The film has been distributed by well-known B-movie company Troma Entertainment. It has also been distributed under the title "Obsession." ” - lankalion
 
24.
Code 46 (2003)
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A futuristic Brief Encounter, this is a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility. (93 mins.)
“ Code 46 is a 2003 British film directed by Michael Winterbottom, with screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It was produced by BBC Films and Revolution Films. It is a disquieting science fiction love story with themes that explore the moral impacts of advances in biotechnology. The soundtrack was composed by David Holmes under the name "Free Association". The film was shot in Dubai, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and many interiors in London, both for logistic reasons and because the juxtaposition of elements of these cities offered a believable futuristic setting. ” - lankalion
 
25.
Crazy Heart (2009)
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A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him. (112 mins.)
Director: Scott Cooper
“ Crazy Heart is a 2009 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Scott Cooper and based on the 1987 novel[3] of the same name by Thomas Cobb. Jeff Bridges plays a down-and-out country music singer-songwriter who tries to turn his life around after beginning a relationship with a young journalist portrayed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Other supporting roles are played by Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, and child actor Jack Nation. Bridges, Farrell, and Duvall also sing in the film. ” - lankalion
 
26.
The Crush (1993)
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A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl, who proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances. (89 mins.)
Director: Alan Shapiro
“ The Crush is a 1993 American thriller film written and directed by Alan Shapiro. It stars Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone in her feature film debut. It was filmed on location in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In editing the film for broadcast TV, the character of Darian's name was changed to Adrian after a lawsuit against screenwriter Alan Shapiro by the real-life Darian Forrester. The VHS and laserdisc versions of the film still use the original name, but DVD releases and later cable TV airings also change the name to Adrian. ” - lankalion
 
27.
La cucina (2007)
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Set between three interweaving stories, the film explores the different facets of new relationships, pregnancy and infidelity, ultimately making the kitchen the centerpiece of their lives. (90 mins.)
“ La Cucina is a 2007 romantic drama written by A. W. Gryphon. The film stars Christina Hendricks, Joaquim de Almeida, Leisha Hailey, & Rachel Hunter. It was directed by first time directors Allison Hebble & Zed B. Starkovich. The film was scored by Ian Ball from the band Gomez. Although Ball had contributed songs to other films such as the Academy Award winning film American Beauty, this was his first attempt at scoring an entire film. ” - lankalion
 
28.
Daddy Long Legs (1955)
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On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her... (126 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ Daddy Long Legs (1955) is a Hollywood musical comedy film set in France, New York City, and the fictional college town of "Walston" in Massachusetts. The film was directed by Jean Negulesco, and stars Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Fred Clark, and Thelma Ritter, with music and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The screenplay was written by Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron, loosely based on the 1912 novel Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. ” - lankalion
 
29.
Damage (1992)
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A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery. (111 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Damage, also known as Fatale, is a 1992 film directed by Louis Malle. It is based on the novel Damage by Josephine Hart. The plot is about a politician who falls in love with his son's girlfriend. ” - lankalion
 
30.
The Blue Angel (1930)
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An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. (124 mins.)
“ The Blue Angel (German: Der blaue Engel) is a film directed by Josef von Sternberg in 1930, based on Heinrich Mann's novel Professor Unrat. The film is considered to be the first major German sound film and it brought world fame to actress Marlene Dietrich.[3] In addition, it introduced her signature song, Friedrich Hollaender's "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)". ” - lankalion
 
31.
Dr. T and the Women (2000)
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Dr. Sullivan Travis "Dr. T." is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas... (122 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Dr. T & the Women is a 2000 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Altman. It stars Richard Gere as wealthy gynecologist Dr. Sullivan Travis ("Dr. T") and Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler as the various "women" that encompass his everyday life. The movie was primarily filmed in Dallas, Texas, and was released in US theaters on October 13, 2000. The film's music was composed by alternative country singer Lyle Lovett, who released an album of his score in September 2000. ” - lankalion
 
32.
The Edge (1997)
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An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down. (117 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ The Edge is a 1997 film drama directed by Lee Tamahori, starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin.
Harold Perrineau and Elle Macpherson co-star. L. Q. Jones also has a supporting role as an innkeeper. Bart the Bear, a trained Kodiak Bear known for appearances in several Hollywood movies, appears as a vicious grizzly; this was one of his last film roles. ” - lankalion
 
33.
Election (1999)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Election is a 1999 American comedy film adapted from a 1998 novel of the same title by Tom Perrotta. The plot revolves around a three-way election race in high school, and satirizes both suburban high school life and politics. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Golden Globe nomination for Witherspoon in the Best Actress category, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film in 1999. ” - lankalion
 
34.
Elegy (2008)
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Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher. (112 mins.)
Director: Isabel Coixet
“ Elegy is a 2008 drama directed by Spanish director Isabel Coixet and based on a Philip Roth novel, The Dying Animal. The film is set in New York City, but was filmed in Vancouver. ” - lankalion
 
35.
Fair Love (2009)
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A middle aged man and a young college student fall into an unstoppable romance. (115 mins.)
Director: Yeon-Shick Shin
“ The Fair Love (페어 러브 Peye Reobeu) is 2010 South Korean romance film entened Busan International Film Festival ” - lankalion
 
36.
The Fighting Temptations (2003)
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A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect. (123 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ The Fighting Temptations is a 2003 American musical dramedy film produced by Paramount Pictures and MTV Films. It stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the film's protagonist as he attempts to revive a church choir in order to enter a gospel competition with the help of a beautiful lounge singer (Beyoncé Knowles) with whom he soon falls in love. ” - lankalion
 
37.
Fresh Horses (1988)
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A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love... (105 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
“ Fresh Horses is a 1988 drama film starring Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald, directed by David Anspaugh. ” - lankalion
 
38.
Frida (2002)
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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. (123 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ Frida is a 2002 biographical film which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award nominated portrayal as Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego Rivera.
The movie was adapted by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas and Edward Norton (uncredited) from the book Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera. It was directed by Julie Taymor. It won Oscars for Best Makeup and Best Original Music Score (recipient: Elliot Goldenthal). ” - lankalion
 
39.
Funny Face (1957)
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. (103 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ Funny Face is an American musical film released in 1957 in VistaVision Technicolor, with assorted songs by George and Ira Gershwin. The film was written by Leonard Gershe and directed by Stanley Donen. It stars Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Kay Thompson. Photographer Richard Avedon designed the opening title sequence and consulted on the film, and Astaire played Dick Avery, a still photographer. Contrary to common belief, only four of the songs are from the 1927 Broadway musical production of the same name. ” - lankalion
 
40.
Get Smart (2008)
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A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
“ Get Smart is a 2008 American spy-fi comedy film based on Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's 1960s spy parody television series of the same name. The film stars Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart and Anne Hathaway as Agent 99. Alan Arkin, who also worked with Carell in Little Miss Sunshine, plays the Chief. ” - lankalion
 
41.
Ghost World (2001)
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With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
“ Ghost World is a 2001 comedy-drama film directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book of the same name and screenplay by Daniel Clowes. The story focuses on the life of two teenage friends, Enid and Rebecca, who are outside of the normal high school social order in an unnamed American city. ” - lankalion
 
42.
The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations. (94 mins.)
Director: David Yates
“ The Girl in the Café is a British made-for-television drama film directed by David Yates, written by Richard Curtis and produced by Hilary Bevan Jones. The film is produced by the independent production company Tightrope Pictures and was originally screened on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2005. It was also shown in the United States on cable television station Home Box Office on the same day. Bill Nighy portrays the character of Lawrence, with Kelly Macdonald portraying Gina. Nighy and Macdonald had previously starred together in the 2003 BBC serial State of Play, which was also directed by Yates and produced by Bevan-Jones. The Girl in the Café's casting director is Fiona Weir who, at the time, was also the casting director for the Harry Potter films, the last four of which Yates directed. The film was noted at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards; it won for Outstanding Made for Television Movie. ” - lankalion
 
43.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
“ Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson and Cillian Murphy. The film is named after a painting of the same name by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. The film uses a bright color scheme as in Vermeer's paintings. ” - lankalion
 
44.
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
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The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
“ Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film, directed by Jim McBride and starring Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis. It was written by McBride and Jack Baran, based on a biography by Myra Lewis and Murray M. Silver Jr.[1] The picture executive producers were Michael Grais, Mark Victor, and Art Levinson, and was produced by Adam Fields.
The early life of Jerry Lee Lewis when he became a teen idol and married his 13-year-old cousin Myra is depicted in this film. Before the marriage caused a scandal, many thought Lewis would supplant Elvis Presley as the "King of Rock and Roll" in the 1950s. ” - lankalion
 
45.
Gigi (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (115 mins.)
“ Gigi is a 1958 musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1944 novella of the same name by Colette. The film features songs with lyrics by Lerner; music by Frederick Loewe, arranged and conducted by André Previn.
In 1991, Gigi was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The American Film Institute ranked it #35 in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions. The film is considered the last great MGM musical and the final great achievement of the Freed Unit, headed by producer Arthur Freed, although he would go on to produce several more films, including the musical Bells Are Ringing in 1960. The film was the basis for an unsuccessful stage musical produced on Broadway in 1973. ” - lankalion
 
46.
Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1960s Dublin a young girl becomes involved with an older man, a much-travelled and still married land-owner. (91 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
“ Girl with Green Eyes is a 1964 British drama film, which Edna O'Brien adapted from her novel The Lonely Girl. It was directed by Desmond Davis, and stars Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave and Julian Glover. ” - lankalion
 
47.
Goldfish Memory (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A light-hearted look at the dangers and delights of dating in contemporary Dublin (85 mins.)
Director: Liz Gill
“ Goldfish Memory (2003) is a feature film about everyday relationships, set and filmed in Dublin. It was written and directed by Elizabeth Gill. ” - lankalion
 
48.
The Governess (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile... (115 mins.)
“ The Governess is a 1998 British period drama film written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher. The screenplay focuses on a young Jewish woman of Sephardic background, who reinvents herself as a gentile governess when she is forced to find work to support her family. ” - lankalion
 
49.
Gregory's Two Girls (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Bill Forsyth returns to the romantic comedy of Gregory's Girl. Twenty years after his teenage crush on a football-mad schoolgirl... (116 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
“ Gregory's Two Girls is a 1999 British film. It is the sequel to 1981's Gregory's Girl, which also starred John Gordon Sinclair and was written and directed by Bill Forsyth. The resulting movie received mixed reviews. ” - lankalion
 
50.
Guinevere (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer. (104 mins.)
Director: Audrey Wells
“ Guinevere (1999) is a film about the artistic and romantic relationship between a young student and her older mentor.
The film was written and directed by Audrey Wells and stars Stephen Rea, Sarah Polley, Jean Smart, and Gina Gershon. The running time is 105 minutes. The film was a 1999 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize nominee. It won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for Welles' screenplay, which she shared with Frank Whaley's script for Joe the King. ” - lankalion
 
51.
Happy Endings (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictablity of life itself. (128 mins.)
Director: Don Roos
“ Happy Endings is a 2005 American film directed by Don Roos and starring Lisa Kudrow, Tom Arnold, Steve Coogan and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The expression "happy ending" is a colloquial term for the practice of a masseuse to offer sexual release to a client. ” - lankalion
 
52.
To Have and Have Not (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
During WWII, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. (100 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ To Have and Have Not is a 1944 romance-war-adventure film. It was directed by Howard Hawks and starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, in her first film. Although it is nominally based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway, the story was extensively altered for the film. ” - lankalion
 
53.
Hello, Schoolgirl (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Thirty-year-old Yun-woo bumps into a high school student in the elevator while on his way to work. His... (113 mins.)
Director: Jang-ha Ryu
“ Hello, Schoolgirl (Hangul: 순정만화; RR: Sunjeong Manhwa; literally "Romantic Manhwa") is a 2008 South Korean film. Adapted from a popular webcomic by Kang Full, it is the second film directed by Ryoo Jang-ha. It stars Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Yeon-hee, Chae Jung-an, and Kang-in. ” - lankalion
 
54.
High Society (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate... (111 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ High Society (1956) is a musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in VistaVision and Technicolor with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It was directed by Charles Walters and produced by Sol C. Siegel from a screenplay by John Patrick, based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. The cinematography was by Paul Vogel, the art direction by Cedric Gibbons and Hans Peters and the costume design by Helen Rose. It was the last film appearance of Grace Kelly, before she became Princess consort of Monaco. ” - lankalion
 
55.
Voyager (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he... (117 mins.)
 
56.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse. (170 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Nicholas Evans. Redford plays the title role, a talented trainer with a remarkable gift for understanding horses, who is hired to help an injured teenager (played by Scarlett Johansson) and her horse back to health following a tragic accident. ” - lankalion
 
57.
Husbands and Wives (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage. (103 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Husbands and Wives is a 1992 American drama film directed and written by Woody Allen. The films stars Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack, Judy Davis, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson and Blythe Danner. It was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Judy Davis) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Woody Allen). The movie debuted around the same time as Allen and Farrow's relationship ended because of his relationship with Soon Yi Previn. ” - lankalion
 
58.
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ How to Marry a Millionaire is a 1953 romantic comedy film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Jean Negulesco and produced and written by Nunnally Johnson. The screenplay was based on the plays The Greeks Had a Word for It by Zoe Akins and Loco by Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert. The music score was by Alfred Newman and the cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. The costume design was by Travilla. ” - lankalion
 
59.
Ikiru (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Ikiru (生きる "To Live"?) is a 1952 Japanese film co-written and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film examines the struggles of a minor Tokyo bureaucrat and his final quest for meaning. The film stars Takashi Shimura as Kanji Watanabe. ” - lankalion
 
60.
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood. (128 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It stars Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon in her Academy Award nominated role. ” - lankalion
 
61.
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (123 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American drama and horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. The film focuses on Lestat, a Parisian vampire who turns a New Orleans plantation owner, Louis, into a vampire in 1791. The film chronicles their time together, and their turning of a twelve year old Creole girl, Claudia, into a vampire. The film leads up to present day, in which Louis tells his story to a San Francisco reporter.
The film stars Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst, with Antonio Banderas and Stephen Rea co-starring. The film was released in November 1994 to generally positive critical acclaim, and received Oscar nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Original Score. Kirsten Dunst was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. ” - lankalion
 
62.
Irresistible (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family. (103 mins.)
Director: Ann Turner
“ Irresistible is a 2006 film directed by Ann Turner. It stars Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill and Emily Blunt. ” - lankalion
 
63.
Jane Eyre (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house to care for his young daughter. (97 mins.)
“ Jane Eyre (1943) is a classic film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name, made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by William Goetz, Kenneth Macgowan, and Orson Welles (uncredited). The screenplay was by John Houseman, Aldous Huxley, Henry Koster, and Robert Stevenson, from the novel by Charlotte Brontë. The music score was by Bernard Herrmann and the cinematography by George Barnes. ” - lankalion
 
64.
The January Man (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back... (97 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
“ The January Man is a 1989 comedy/thriller film. It was directed by Pat O'Connor from a screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. The film stars Kevin Kline as Nick Starkey, a smart ex-New York City police detective who is lured back into service by his police commissioner brother (Harvey Keitel) when a serial killer terrorizes the city. Nick becomes involved with the mayor's daughter (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and is aided in his investigation by one of his neighbors, an eccentric artist played by Alan Rickman. ” - lankalion
 
65.
I Have Found It (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An Indian adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" focusing on two sisters of opposing temperaments. (151 mins.)
Director: Rajiv Menon
“ Kandukondain Kandukondain (Tamil: கண்டுகொண்டேன் கண்டுகொண்டேன்; English: I Have Found It) is a 2000 Tamil musical and romantic film based on Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility . Directed and co-written by Rajiv Menon, the film features an ensemble cast of Mammootty, Ajith Kumar, Tabu, Aishwarya Rai and Abbas in the lead roles. Veteran actors Srividya, Raghuvaran and Manivannan also played other pivotal roles in the film. ” - lankalion
 
66.
Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing... (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Joe Brown
“ Knickerbocker Holiday is a musical written by Kurt Weill (music) and Maxwell Anderson (book and lyrics); it was directed by Joshua Logan. Among the songs introduced was the "September Song", now considered a pop standard. ” - lankalion
 
67.
Kurukkante Kalyanam (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
“ Kurukkante Kalyanam is a 1982 Malayalam film that dwells on love that transcends age barriers, told with a deft touch of humor and simplicity in narrative. It is about a shy,timid and introverted Sivasubrahmania Hariramachandran who falls head over heels for the petite and spunky Saritha, regardless of an age difference of 14 years between them. The film also marks the directional debut of Sathyan Anthikad. ” - lankalion
 
68.
L.A. Story (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles. (95 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
“ L.A. Story is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Mick Jackson and written by Steve Martin, who also stars in the film. Set in Los Angeles, California, it tells the story of Harris K. Telemacher (Martin), an L.A. weatherman who falls in and out of love with the aid of a talking freeway sign which arguably speaks for the city itself. The movie is both a romantic comedy and a satire and celebration of life and L.A. culture. Three songs by Enya, "On Your Shore" and "Exile" (from Watermark) and "Epona" (from Enya), can be heard in this motion picture. ” - lankalion
 
69.
Last Chance Harvey (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life. (93 mins.)
Director: Joel Hopkins
“ Last Chance Harvey is a 2008 American romantic drama film written and directed by Joel Hopkins. The screenplay focuses on two lonely people who tentatively forge a relationship over the course of three days. Dustin Hoffman plays an American composer who loses his job and his position of father of the bride in the course of a single day overseas. ” - lankalion
 
70.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex. (129 mins.)
“ Last Tango in Paris (Italian: Ultimo Tango a Parigi) is a 1972 Italian romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci which portrays a recent American widower who takes up an anonymous sexual relationship with a young, soon-to-be-married Parisian woman. It stars Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, and Jean-Pierre Léaud.
The film's raw portrayal of sexual violence and emotional turmoil led to international controversy and drew various levels of government censorship. The MPAA gave the film an X rating upon release in the United States. After revisions were made to the MPAA ratings code, it was classified as an NC-17 in 1997. MGM released a censored R-rated cut in 1981. The film has its NC-17 rating for "some explicit sexual content." ” - lankalion
 
71.
The Last Time (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A salesman (Keaton) rediscovers a lust for life after falling for the fiancée of his new business partner (Fraser), a Midwest transplant finding his footing in New York City. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Caleo
“ The Last Time is a 2006 film starring Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser and Amber Valletta. ” - lankalion
 
72.
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
“ Léon (also known as The Professional and Léon: The Professional) is a 1994 thriller film written and directed by French director Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno as a mob hitman, Gary Oldman as a corrupt DEA detective, and a young Natalie Portman, in her feature film debut, as a 12-year-old girl who is taken in by the hitman after her family is murdered by corrupt police agents. ” - lankalion
 
73.
Limelight (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives. (137 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Limelight is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with an appearance by Buster Keaton. In dance scenes, Bloom is doubled by Melissa Hayden. The film score is composed by Chaplin and arranged by Ray Rasch. ” - lankalion
 
74.
Lisa (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Fourteen year-old Lisa is raised by her unmarried mother Katherine who overprotects her by forbidding her to date until she's sixteen... (95 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
“ Lisa is a film made in 1989 about a serial killer-stalker who rapes women then kills them. ” - lankalion
 
75.
Little Women (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. (115 mins.)
“ Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film adaptation of the Alcott classic, following silent versions released in 1917 and 1918, a 1933 George Cukor-directed release, and a 1949 adaptation by Mervyn LeRoy. It was released exclusively on December 21, 1994, and was released wide on December 25, 1994, by Columbia Pictures. ” - lankalion
 
76.
Lolita (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ Lolita is a 1997 French-American drama film directed by Adrian Lyne. It is the second screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel of the same name and stars Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert and Dominique Swain as Dolores "Lolita" Haze, with supporting roles by Melanie Griffith as Charlotte Haze, and Frank Langella as Clare Quilty. ” - lankalion
 
77.
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client. (130 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Love in the Afternoon is a 1957 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the Claude Anet novel Ariane, jeune fille russe (trans., Ariane, Russian Girl), which previously was filmed as Scampolo in 1928 and Scampolo, ein Kind der Strasse (trans., Scampolo, a Child of the Street) in 1932, the latter with a script co-written by Wilder. Wilder was inspired by a 1931 German adaptation of the novel Ariane directed by Paul Czinner. ” - lankalion
 
78.
Manhattan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Manhattan is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen about a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer who dates a 17-year-old girl before eventually falling in love with his best friend's mistress. The movie was written by Allen and Marshall Brickman, who had also successfully collaborated on Annie Hall. Manhattan was filmed in black and white and 2.35:1 widescreen. ” - lankalion
 
79.
Me Without You (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two best friends grow up on the Isle of Wight and in Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s. (107 mins.)
“ Me Without You is a 2001 British film, starring Anna Friel, Michelle Williams and Oliver Milburn, and written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher. ” - lankalion
 
80.
Middle of the Night (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A widowed businessman becomes obsessed with one of his employees, the divorcée Betty Preisser. (118 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
“ Middle of the Night is a 1959 drama film directed by Delbert Mann, and released by Columbia Pictures. It was entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. ” - lankalion
 
81.
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside. (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy is a 1982 film written, directed and starring Woody Allen. ” - lankalion
 
82.
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy prostitute. (95 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Mighty Aphrodite is a 1995 romantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay was inspired by the mythological tale of Pygmalion.
Allen co-stars with Mira Sorvino, who received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. ” - lankalion
 
83.
Mini's First Time (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A rebellious girl hooks up with an escort agency where her stepfather is a client. (91 mins.)
Director: Nick Guthe
“ Mini's First Time is a 2006 comedy/drama film written and directed by Nick Guthe. It was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival on May 1, 2006 and had a limited release on July 14, 2006. It was released on DVD on October 24, 2006 by HBO Films. ” - lankalion
 
84.
The Misfits (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada. (124 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, and Eli Wallach. It was the final film appearance for both Gable and Monroe. It was not a commercial success at the time of its release, but it garnered critical respect for its script and performances. ” - lankalion
 
85.
Murphy's Romance (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch... (107 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ Murphy's Romance is a 1985 romantic comedy film adapted by Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch from a story by Max Schott and directed by Martin Ritt. The film stars Sally Field (also executive producer), James Garner, Brian Kerwin, and Corey Haim.
The film's theme song, "Love for the Last Time", is performed by Carole King. ” - lankalion
 
86.
My First Mister (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man. (109 mins.)
Director: Christine Lahti
“ My First Mister is a 2001 film written by Jill Franklyn, and directed by actress Christine Lahti. The film is the story of an alienated goth teen (Leelee Sobieski) who forms an unlikely friendship with a lonely men's clothing store owner (Albert Brooks). The film also co-stars Carol Kane, John Goodman, and Desmond Harrington. ” - lankalion
 
87.
Network (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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 is a 1976 American satirical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about a fictional television network, Union Broadcasting System (UBS), and its struggle with poor ratings. The film was written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, and stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight.
The film won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky). ” - lankalion
 
88.
North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
“ North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason, and featuring Leo G. Carroll and Martin Landau. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write "the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures". ” - lankalion
 
89.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Oldboy (Hangul: 올드보이, the phonetic transliteration of "old boy") is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. Oldboy is the second installment of The Vengeance Trilogy, preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and followed by Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. ” - lankalion
 
90.
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives. (105 mins.)
Director: Don Roos
“ The Opposite of Sex is a 1998 film written and directed by Don Roos. It stars Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan and Lisa Kudrow. The film marked departures for both Ricci and Kudrow, cast against type for the roles they were known for at the time (Ricci for adolescents in The Addams Family and Casper, Kudrow for being the resident airhead on Friends). ” - lankalion
 
91.
Pale Rider (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land. (115 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Pale Rider is a 1985 American western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood who also stars in the lead role. This movie has plot similarities to the classic Western Shane (1953), including a similar final scene. The film also bears similarities to Eastwood's previous Man with No Name character, and his 1973 western High Plains Drifter. The title is a reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as the rider of a pale horse is Death. The film also featured Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Christopher Penn, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny, Richard Kiel, Doug McGrath and John Russell. ” - lankalion
 
92.
Palindromes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ Palindromes is a 2004 film written and directed by Todd Solondz. In the same year it was released, Palindromes was nominated for a Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival. ” - lankalion
 
93.
Paris, Texas (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family. (147 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ Paris, Texas is a 1984 drama film directed by Wim Wenders. The screenplay is by L.M. Kit Carson and playwright Sam Shepard, and the distinctive musical score was composed by Ry Cooder. The cinematography is by Robby Müller. ” - lankalion
 
94.
A Perfect Murder (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ A Perfect Murder is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. It is supposedly a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 film, Dial M for Murder, though the characters' names are all changed, the characters of Halliday and Swann are combined, and over half the plot is completely rewritten and altered. Loosely based on the play by Frederick Knott, the screenplay was written by Patrick Smith Kelly. ” - lankalion
 
95.
Petulia (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor. (105 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ Petulia (1968) is a British drama film directed by Richard Lester. The screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus is based on the novel Me and the Arch Kook Petulia by John Haase. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France. ” - lankalion
 
96.
Pineapple Express (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him. (111 mins.)
“ Pineapple Express is a 2008 American stoner action comedy directed by David Gordon Green, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Rogen and James Franco. Producer Judd Apatow, who previously worked with Rogen and Goldberg on Knocked Up and Superbad, assisted in developing the story, which was partially inspired by the buddy comedy subgenre. The film was released on August 6, 2008. Franco was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his performance in the film. ” - lankalion
 
97.
Poison Ivy (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family. (90 mins.)
Director: Katt Shea Ruben
“ Poison Ivy is a 1992 thriller and drama film directed by Katt Shea. Andy Ruben (who also produced the film) transformed Melissa Goddard's story into the screenplay. It stars Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom Skerritt and Cheryl Ladd. The original music score is composed by David Michael Frank. This film was shot in Los Angeles, California. Leonardo DiCaprio had a small role in the film. ” - lankalion
 
98.
Pretty Baby (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Pretty Baby is a 1978 historical fiction drama film directed by Louis Malle. The screenplay was written by Polly Platt. The title is inspired by the Tony Jackson song, "Pretty Baby", which is used in the soundtrack. Although the film was mostly praised by critics, it was quite controversial at the time, especially for its scenes of the nude pre-teen Brooke Shields. ” - lankalion
 
99.
The Quiet American (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl. (120 mins.)
“ The Quiet American is a 1958 American film and the first film adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel of the same name, and the first major American attempt to deal with the geo-politics of Indochina. It was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and stars Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, and Giorgia Moll. It was critically well-received, but was not considered a box office success. ” - lankalion
 
100.
The Quiet American (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman. (101 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ The Quiet American is a 2002 film adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel of the same name. It was directed by Phillip Noyce and starred Michael Caine, George Henry Hsu, Brendan Fraser, and Do Thi Hai Yen.
The 2002 version of The Quiet American, in contrast to the 1958 version, depicted Greene's original ending and treatment of the principal American character, Pyle. Like the novel, the film illustrates Pyle's moral culpability in fostering intrigue within the South Vietnamese government. Going beyond Greene's original work, the film used a montage ending with superimposed images of American soldiers from the intervening decades of the Vietnam War. ” - lankalion