My favourite movies ever

This list comprises of my favourite films in all respects. The ones that I thought were brilliantly made and also moved me beyond words.
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1.
The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
2.
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
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Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes and active role to unravel the mysterious secrets. (103 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
3.
Babette's Feast (1987)
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During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters. (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
 
4.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
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A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (153 mins.)
 
5.
The Black Stallion (1979)
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While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who... (118 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
 
6.
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
 
7.
Roja (1992)
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A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants. (137 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
8.
Mary Reilly (1996)
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A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
9.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
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Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (100 mins.)
Director: Emile Ardolino
 
10.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
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When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt. (189 mins.)
Director: Aditya Chopra
 
11.
Practical Magic (1998)
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Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love. (104 mins.)
Director: Griffin Dunne
 
12.
The Exorcist (1973)
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When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
 
13.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
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A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl. (119 mins.)
 
14.
Forrest Gump (1994)
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JFK, LBJ, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ I don't see how anybody can Not like this one. People may have different opinions about the others listed here. But it may be difficult to find anyone disliking or Not loving this film. ” - avanti_nn
 
15.
Home Alone (1990)
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An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ I have seen this film a hundred times since I was a kid. Its impossible to get bored. ” - avanti_nn
 
16.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
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One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. (120 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
17.
Halo (1996)
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The story revolves around a seven-year-old girl, Sasha (Benaf Dadachandji), who looses her puppy. It is about her search and the variety of people she meets. (92 mins.)
Director: Sivan, Santosh Sivan
 
18.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
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Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
19.
Legend (1985)
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A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves. (94 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
20.
A Little Princess (1995)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
21.
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
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Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected. (98 mins.)
 
22.
WALL·E (2008)
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In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
 
23.
Juno (2007)
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Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child. (96 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
24.
Finding Neverland (2004)
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The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
25.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
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After tradition complicates their relationship, A young man must marry the sister of the woman he loves in order to remain close to her. (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
26.
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
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A young man and young woman fall in love against their feuding fathers' wishes in this version of 'Romeo and Juliet' set in contemporary India. (162 mins.)
Director: Mansoor Khan
 
27.
Panchavati (1986)
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This is a story about having an extra marital affair within the family itself. Vikram (Suresh Oberoi)...
 
28.
Paperback Hero (1999)
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Jack Willis is a handsome roadtrain driver with a secret - he has just become a top-selling romance novelist... (96 mins.)
Director: Anthony Bowman
 
29.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom. (157 mins.)
 
30.
Stardust (2007)
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In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. (127 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
31.
The Wolfman (2010)
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Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf. (103 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
32.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
33.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
34.
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
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An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City. (79 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
 
35.
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
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When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. (119 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
36.
The Water Horse (2007)
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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. (112 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
37.
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
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A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. (110 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
38.
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
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A young widow still grieving over the death of her husband finds herself being comforted by a local housepainter. (105 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
 
39.
Casper (1995)
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A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
40.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
41.
RocknRolla (2008)
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In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into his hands. (114 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
42.
Dogville (2003)
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A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away... (178 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
43.
The Man from Earth (2007)
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
 
44.
The Rite (2011)
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An American seminary student travels to Italy to take an exorcism course. (114 mins.)
 
45.
The Water Horse (2007)
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A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend. (112 mins.)
Director: Jay Russell
 
46.
Ondine (2009)
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An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie. (111 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
47.
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.)
“ this movie was everything cinema is. It had history presented in the manner of perfect cinema- of what it could/should have been from the maker's perspective. it had absolutely every element of a good film, humour, suspense, drama, romance, violence. It had moments that had me rolling on the floor with laughter. it was hot and sweet, and spicy. It was perfect. Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz were fabulous! ” - avanti_nn
 
48.
Chasing Mavericks (2012)
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When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. (116 mins.)
 
49.
The Family Fang (2015)
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A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared. (105 mins.)
Director: Jason Bateman