Cinephilia (or simply, my favorite movies)...

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1.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psycopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Maybe my favorite movie ever (update: not anymore)... Amazing from every point of view... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
2.
Modern Times (1936)
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The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ You shall all watch this movie... :)

Has so many funny scenes and little details... A genius movie from a genius mind... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
3.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ Original, creative, superbly acted (especially Christoph Waltz)... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
4.
My Sassy Girl (2001)
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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend... (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
“ Best romantic movie ever... Watch the original please, not the american remake... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
5.
The Gold Rush (1925)
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Another masterpiece from the master... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
6.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ Amazing movie... Funny and sad... And of course, beautiful... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
7.
The Out of Towners (1970)
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An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start. (101 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
“ I really don't know why this movie isn't more famous... It is really, really funny... Both Jack and Sandy are amazing in it... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
8.
The Apartment (1960)
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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
“ Unique... Jack and Shirley really make a powerful duo... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
9.
Detroit Rock City (1999)
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In 1978, four rebellious teenagers try to scam their way into a KISS concert. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Rifkin
“ Very funny... Doesn't matter if you like KISS or not... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
10.
50/50 (2011)
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Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ Joseph Gordon-Levitt is unbelievable in this... Maybe the best actor of the new generation... A really honest movie... There are many movies about this theme, but this one really brings something new... Doesn't count on the easy tears like many movies do... Especially when the theme is so sad... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
11.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
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The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Simply amazing... Even though I really think Bruce Willis was a miscast... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
12.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
“ Saddest movie ever... If it doesn't make you cry, you are not human... I almost never cry during a movie, but I just couldn't hold my tears... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
13.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Great songs, even better acting by both Joaquin and Reese... They have really great voices... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
14.
Coraline (2009)
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An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ A really original and dark movie... I was expecting a children's story... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
15.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ A classic... Gotta love it... You should all watch it at least once (a year:))... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
16.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
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An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. (87 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Simply superb... And what a great song Let Her Dance is... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
17.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
“ Wasn't expecting it to be anything special... But it was a really interesting and well done movie... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
18.
City Lights (1931)
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With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Definitely one of my favorite movies ever...

Anyway, what a great great great movie... Everybody should watch it at least once... Everybody... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
19.
The Circus (1928)
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The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus. (71 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ Not as great as some other Chaplin movies, but still... Has some really funny scenes... A lot of funny scenes actually...

Update: Just watched it yesterday again, but this time in a cinema and with live music from the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra... It was magical! Wish Charlie could've seen us... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
20.
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.)
“ The acting... The acting...

+ Stuck In The Middle With You :) ” - Brit_Conchord
 
21.
The Immigrant (1917 Short Film)
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Charlie is an immigrant who endures a challenging voyage and gets into trouble as soon as he arrives in America. (30 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ One of the better Chaplin shorts... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
22.
One Week (1920 Short Film)
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A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering. (25 mins.)
“ Buster... Ah, Buster... How creative can a man be ? ” - Brit_Conchord
 
23.
A Dog's Life (1918 Short Film)
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The Little Tramp and his dog companion struggle to survive in the inner city. (33 mins.)
“ Maybe Chaplin's best short... So creative and so funny... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
24.
Chaplin (1992)
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
“ Robert Downey Jr. was superb as Chaplin... He really studied well all of his moves and looks... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
25.
The Goat (1921 Short Film)
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A series of adventures begins when an accident during photographing causes Buster to be mistaken for Dead Shot Dan, the evil badguy. (23 mins.)
“ One of his better shorts... I actually prefer Buster for shorts... He is more creative than Chaplin usually and doesn't really have any weak shorts like Chaplin does... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
26.
The Last Laugh (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ What a beautiful movie... The cinematography, the acting... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
27.
Amarcord (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town. (123 mins.)
“ Pure movie magic. Brought to you by il maestro Federico Fellini... Oh, and the music... The music... Nino Rota is one musical genius! ” - Brit_Conchord
 
28.
Nosferatu (1922)
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ The atmosphere is this movie is so spooky... And so is Nosferatu of course... The best vampire movie in my opinion... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
29.
The Great Dictator (1940)
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ This movie will leave you speechless... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
30.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.)
“ A really different movie... Beautiful directing... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
31.
25th Hour (2002)
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Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term. (135 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ It's all in the performances... Especially Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
32.
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ In my top 3 favorite Chaplin movies... So smart and original... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
33.
Seven Chances (1925)
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A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries. By 7 p.m. Today. (56 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
“ How great is that final scene ?! ” - Brit_Conchord
 
34.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Maybe a bit overrated, but still a great movie... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
35.
The Cameraman (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire. (69 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
“ His first MGM movie... This one is amazing actually... Too bad later he couldn't use any of his genius ideas... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
36.
The Idle Class (1921 Short Film)
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A tramp sneaks into a upper class golf resort. The tramp meets a rich woman who is having an argument with her drunken husband. Complications arise when she mistakes the tramp for her husband. (32 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ With A Dog's Life, my favorite Chaplin's short... Has one of the funniest scenes in any movie I've ever seen... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
37.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Amazing, amazing, amazing... What a great story... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
38.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ Edward Norton's best role... A really powerful movie... With one very shocking scene... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
39.
The Play House (1921 Short Film)
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After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works. (23 mins.)
“ In my top 3 favorite Buster shorts... Really, really creative... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
40.
The 'High Sign' (1921 Short Film)
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A drifter at an amusement park finds himself both the bodyguard and hit man of a man targeted by a criminal gang. (20 mins.)
“ This is probably my favorite Buster short... Has so many funny scenes... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
41.
The Green Mile (1999)
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The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (189 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Great adaptation... A really magic movie... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
42.
Hard Luck (1921 Short Film)
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Strange things ensue after a young man attempts to take his own life. (22 mins.)
“ Great, great short... Has some really classic scenes... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
43.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ A realistic movie about love... Finally... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
44.
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch. (45 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
“ One of the best from Buster... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
45.
Almost Famous (2000)
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A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ If you love great music and a great story, you have to watch this movie... Has some of the best soundtracks ever... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
46.
The Boat (1921 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Buster and his family go on a voyage on his homemade boat that proves to be one disaster after another. (23 mins.)
“ Damfino... That's all I'm gonna say... :) ” - Brit_Conchord
 
47.
A Day's Pleasure (1919 Short Film)
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A father takes his family for an outing, which turns out to be a ridiculous trial. (24 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ One of the best Chaplin shorts... I think MJ "stole" one of his classic moves from this short... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
48.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew. (70 mins.)
“ One of the best from Buster... The tornado scene is simply unbelievable... What a stuntman he was... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
49.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
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While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ I really think this is the movie that should win the Oscar for best picture... Even though I know The Artist will win, which was a really disappointing movie... Midnight In Paris has a really original story with a message... I usually don't like Owen Wilson, but he wasn't bad in this... But my compliments go to Adrien Brody, who was truly amazing as Dali'... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
50.
My Wife's Relations (1922 Short Film)
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By accident, Buster and an intimidating woman end up married. (24 mins.)
“ Great Buster short... Has some really intelligent and funny scenes... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
51.
The Rink (1916 Short Film)
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After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating. (30 mins.)
“ The cocktail shaking scene is one of the funniest things I have ever seen... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
52.
The Garage (1920 Short Film)
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Roscoe and Buster operate a combination garage and fire station. In the first half they destroy a car left for them to clean. In the second half they go off on a false alarm and return to find their own building on fire. (25 mins.)
“ Maybe the best short with Buster and Fatty... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
53.
Behind the Screen (1916 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss. (30 mins.)
“ Fantastic short by Chaplin... Edna is great (always:))... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
54.
Sunrise (1927)
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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ Masterpiece... Beautiful directing, cinematography... Great acting...
A movie like no other... What a genius Murnau was... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
55.
Irma la Douce (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Paris, a former policeman falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time. (147 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Not the best from Lemmon or Wilder, but still a nice movie... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
56.
Forbidden Games (1952)
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. (86 mins.)
Director: René Clément
“ Great performances by both the kids... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
57.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ A really funny and charming movie... Clark and Claudette make a truly believable couple...

I love the way the movie ended... Very clever... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
58.
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform. (93 mins.)
Director: Jirí Menzel
“ A one-of-a-kind movie... Beautiful directing... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
59.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers. (115 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ What a great movie... The courtroom scene is prefect, it's impossible not to sympathize with Mr. Deeds... Amazing performance by Gary Cooper... The movie brings out a really important message... And makes it's point... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
60.
Mooching Through Georgia (1939 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A man relates how he outwitted the Yankee army during the Civil War. (19 mins.)
Director: Jules White
“ Wasn't really expecting much... Since the not so high imdb rating... But this short is really great... Nice little story, many funny gags and Buster in a great shape... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
61.
Rope (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
“ Love the plot... The directing is simply superb... And what a perfect, elegant ending... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
62.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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.)
“ Very unique movie... Beautiful directing and cinematography... A new classic... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
63.
The Scopone Game (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game. (113 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
“ Funny, sad and beautiful... Alberto Sordi is fantastic in this one... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
64.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Seems like two movies in one... Beautiful directing... Both Brad Pitt and Edward Norton were superb in their roles... A great power duo... A movie with a very clever message if you are willing to hear it... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
65.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him. (92 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ One of the very best prison escape movies... A powerful critique to the "justice" system... Paul Muni was perfect for the role... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
66.
Before Sunrise (1995)
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A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (105 mins.)
“ What a brilliant movie... Feels so real... Great acting by both Hawke and Delpy... I think they make a pretty believable couple... Some of the best dialogue in any movie I have ever seen... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
67.
Before Sunset (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
“ I think I liked it even more than Before Sunrise... Has even better dialogue... Touching, funny and unique... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
68.
Once (2007)
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A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. (85 mins.)
Director: John Carney
“ What a great little movie... Both actors were amazing, even though they were amateurs... Great songs too... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
69.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ What an emotional movie ! Both Kate and Jim are superb in their roles... Probably the best roles in their careers... A truly one-of-a-kind movie... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
70.
Brief Encounter (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ Amazing movie... I was expecting it to be good, but it was simply superb... The acting, the directing, the script... All perfect... Short, but sweet movie... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
71.
Lost in Translation (2003)
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A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (101 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Don't know what it is about this movie that makes it so lovable... Maybe it's simplicity... Maybe because it's so human... Anyway... Brilliant performance by Bill Murray... And beautiful directing too... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
72.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Al Pacino is definitely one of the best actors ever... And this movie proves it... Don't even know how many times during this movie I said to myself "That is what acting is all about... This is the definition of acting"... The rest of the cast did an amazing job too... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
73.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ Great movie... Really makes you think... It's always cool when after the movie is over, you start thinking a lot about it... This one definitely is one of those... Beautifully shot... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
74.
The Crowd (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls. (98 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ Wasn't expecting a comedy really, but the first half of the movie had some really funny scenes... The second half changes a bit... Great movie... Really great... Really amazing script... And both the leading actors were so lovable and so believable as a couple... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
75.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ Great, great, great movie... So powerful... The soundtrack fits so well, adds so much to the impact of the movie... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
76.
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening. (90 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ My first Sturges movie... And I absolutely loved it... It has some really weird slapstick moments that totally change the tone of the movie from scene to scene... And let's talk about Veronica Lake... :) She was perfect, charming, likeable, unique... One of the rare divas that don't seem cold, almost unhuman... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
77.
Safety Last! (1923)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself. (70 mins.)
“ Probably in the top 3 silent comedies... Harold was amazing and the movie doesn't have even one dull moment... Pretty much perfect... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
78.
The Band of Honest Men (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Antonio Buonocore, portiere di condominio, entra in possesso dei clichès per fabbricare banconote false... (106 mins.)
“ Love, love, love this movie... So funny... And the story is really original and captivating... Toto' and Peppino are one of the best duos I've even seen... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
79.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Two words... Peter Sellers... :) ” - Brit_Conchord
 
80.
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An alcoholic marries a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together. (117 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ Unique performance from Jack Lemmon... There is especially one really powerful scene where you can see Jack like you've never seen him before... Lee Remick was superb too... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
81.
Harvey (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows. (104 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Jimmy... Such a charming man... One of the best feel-good movies ever... Don't have even one complaint about the whole movie... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
82.
Be My Wife (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Max is determined to woo Mary, despite her Aunt Agatha's disapproval. (55 mins.)
Director: Max Linder
“ This short introduced me Max Linder... And I immediately loved him... Too bad I can't find the 50-minute version... I really can't understand why he isn't more known... First, he is very likeble... And second, he's an absolutely genius... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
83.
Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck-- but in doing so, causes himself the worst luck imaginable. (62 mins.)
Director: Max Linder
“ Really original and funny... As I said, genius... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
84.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
“ One of the funniest movie ever... I didn't really like Life Of Brian, but this one was really, really, really funny... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
85.
Sleeper (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government. (89 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ In my top 3 Allen movies... Not one dull moment... And really funny... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
86.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Classic... And there's a good reason why it is... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
87.
It (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy. (72 mins.)
Director: Clarence Badger
“ Wasn't expecting to love this movie so much... And wasn't expecting Clara Bow to be so charming, magnetic, funny... She really had something... That something... She had "IT"... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
88.
Delicatessen (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
“ Great story, original characters, superb directing and incredible cinematography... More than enough reasons to be on the list... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
89.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. (114 mins.)
“ While it's not really one of my favorite movies, the reason I put this movie on the list is because it is really a unique experience... Whether you like it or not... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
90.
Cat Soup (2001 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young anthropomorphic cat goes on a psychedelic journey with his sister in order to save her soul. (34 mins.)
Director: Tatsuo Sato
“ The poster is what got me into watching it... And the original story... Like the movie before, this is truly a unique experience... Very psychedelic too... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
91.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Powerful... Especially the ending scene... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
92.
His Girl Friday (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Both Cary Grant and Rosalind Russel were absolutely incredible... Especially love the scene at the bar... Also, love the pacing of the dialogue... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
93.
Now You Tell One (1926 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The Liars Club is holding their contest to see who can tell the most unbelievable story, with a gold medallion waiting to be awarded to the winner... (20 mins.)
“ Everyone should watch this short... It really creates that movie magic... Really creative and original... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
94.
Lonesome (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two lonely people in the big city meet and enjoy the thrills of an amusement park, only to lose each other in the crowd after spending a great day together. Will they ever see each other again? (69 mins.)
Director: Paul Fejos
“ Really nice love story... And one of the best endings in a silent movie (even though it has 3-4 scenes with dialogue) I've ever seen... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
95.
Top Hat (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ My first Astaire and Gingers movie... Made me want to dance... :) ” - Brit_Conchord
 
96.
I Married a Witch (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor. (77 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
“ It's isn't a masterpiece, like most of the movies on this list... But I really liked this simple, charming movie... Maybe one big reason is Veronica Lake... :) ” - Brit_Conchord
 
97.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ The movie that introduced me to Katharine Hepburn... She and Cary are amazing together... Really great story with many funny moments... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
98.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (115 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ Great chemistry between Deborah and Cary... Wasn't expecting to like this movie so much... But I'm glad I did... One of the best romantic movies I've seen... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
99.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think. (94 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
“ Fun, fun, fun... Myrna and Cary are superb... And so if Melvyn Douglas... If you want to have a good laugh watching a movie, watch this one... ” - Brit_Conchord
 
100.
Holiday (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Again, Katharine and Cary... Nothing to complain about... :) ” - Brit_Conchord