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1.
Nobody Knows (2004)
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In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning. (141 mins.)
“ 100/100

I like how many questions aren't answered. It's the perfect combination between a crushing reality and enough space to let us dream of a better future, although everyone knows that won't happen.
This has what might be the best climax scene I've ever seen. ” - ruinunotuner
 
2.
Kes (1969)
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A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon. (110 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
“ 100/100 ” - ruinunotuner
 
3.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ 100/100

Non-stop cinematic experience, really unique. ” - ruinunotuner
 
4.
127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ 100/100

I love survival histories and I think Danny Boyle was brilliant with this one. ” - ruinunotuner
 
5.
The Artist (2011)
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A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ 100/100

Being born in the 90's, I never thought I would see a new silent film in the cinema. But then this came out, and I was speechless. ” - ruinunotuner
 
6.
The Warriors (1979)
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In 1979, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them. (92 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ 99/100 ” - ruinunotuner
 
7.
The Best of Youth (2003)
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An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s. (383 mins.)
“ 99/100

Not a movie to watch, a movie to live. Incredible rythm and performances. It makes us feel all kinds of emotions so gradually that it looks like we are living with the characters. Genius.
I can't give it a perfect score because I didn't like some of the characters and their choices, but that's life. ” - ruinunotuner
 
8.
The Return (2003)
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In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. (105 mins.)
“ 98/100

One of the best performances I've ever seen by kids. The best, apart from "Kes". This film is art. ” - ruinunotuner
 
9.
In Bruges (2008)
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Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ 98/100

This film is magnificent. One of the best plots I've ever seen. ” - ruinunotuner
 
10.
3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
“ 97/100

Holy *beep*


SPOILER:





If it weren't for the excessive french-kissing and some other minor scenes, this would be perfect. The scene where the golf ball gets loose and hits a car is one of the best I have ever seen. ” - ruinunotuner
 
11.
The Godfather (1972)
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The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ 96.5/100

Powerful, just powerful. ” - ruinunotuner
 
12.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ 96.5/100

I'm glad to see a European deep movie finally getting international recognition. Two of the best performances I've ever seen. ” - ruinunotuner
 
13.
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.)
“ 96/100

It's a bunch of guys talking for 90 minutes, but somehow I simply can't find it boring. Actually, I love it. ” - ruinunotuner
 
14.
28 Days Later... (2002)
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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ 96/100

The best horror movie I've seen so far. The atmosphere itself is truly scary sometimes, and it doesn't use easy sudden scares like almost every horror movie these days. Very well done. ” - ruinunotuner
 
15.
Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ 95/100

This one almost always makes my eyes cry a bit. I really connect myself with the characters. Probably the film which describes me the best (at least when I was young!). ” - ruinunotuner
 
16.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ 95/100

It lost a bit of rythm in the second act, but the rest was just so good. If it kept the rythm, maybe this would be a perfect 10. McDowell is great, great, great. Lots of nice vintage boobs too. ” - ruinunotuner
 
17.
I Wish (2011)
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Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed. (128 mins.)
“ 95/100

This movie is my definition of cuteness. It has such a complex story at first, but then eventually every hard detail gets loose and you're floating. The second half is too funny. ” - ruinunotuner
 
18.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ 95/100

Darren is one of my favorite directors currently and to do this with so little money, is almost a film-lesson. Great indie movie, loved Sean Gullette. ” - ruinunotuner
 
19.
Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)
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Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome... (115 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
“ 95/100

Somehow Scola manages to realistically reproduce the sad lifes of these people, but with humour at the same time. It makes me feel very empty. Very good. ” - ruinunotuner
 
20.
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.)
“ 94.5/100

I feel like watching a movie like Pi but made with much more money. To watch this on film theatre was breathtaking. ” - ruinunotuner
 
21.
Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ 94/100

A touching story. Solid directing. It's easy to love or hate this movie. ” - ruinunotuner
 
22.
The Wrestler (2008)
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A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. (109 mins.)
“ 93/100

Slow and smooth, but at the same time almost shocking. Leaves you bit empty too. Mickey Rourke is just perfect. *beep* you Sean Penn. ” - ruinunotuner
 
23.
The Prestige (2006)
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Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ 93/100

It had some things I didn't like, but the always-changing storyline made me love it at the end. ” - ruinunotuner
 
24.
A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ 93/100

A very interesting portrait of a society who secretly looks like they can't stand themselves. ” - ruinunotuner
 
25.
Carrie (1976)
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless 17 year-old girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ 92/100

I like it because it's so slow-paced. But then it reaches the climax and that scene is memorable. ” - ruinunotuner
 
26.
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ 92/100

We are all alone. ” - ruinunotuner
 
27.
Masculin Féminin (1966)
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Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life... (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 92/100

Extremely entertaining film. There were two gorgeous actresses that made it even better to watch. I must admit I didn't understand the meaning of some scenes but that just made me want to see it again. ” - ruinunotuner
 
28.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
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On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ 92/100

Amazing! The soundtrack, art, story, everything! Everything felt so natural and not mythological at all, you get really connected to everything. I liked the fact that nobody is a true villain in here: each sides has it's own plausible reasons to do what it does, so we have freedom in choosing who we want to support.
Mononoke looked like one of those cases of kids who grow up with dogs and end up barking everytime, but the character is perfect for this film. 'We Did Not Know The Florest Spirit Made The Flowers Grow' is also the title of my favourite band's second album, so I love this one even more. ” - ruinunotuner
 
29.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ 92/100

Edward Norton is the man. ” - ruinunotuner
 
30.
The Truman Show (1998)
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ 91.5/100

What a great idea for a film. I almost can't believe how Jim didn't get nominated for this one. But Ed Harris was, because, you know, it's Ed Harris. Awful, awful choice for the end credits music. Ruins the feeling of the end of the movie for me. ” - ruinunotuner
 
31.
The Killer (1989)
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A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. (111 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ 91/100 ” - ruinunotuner
 
32.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
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A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (175 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ 91/100

Charles Bronson is probably the guy with the coolest face for western movies. ” - ruinunotuner
 
33.
Drive (2011)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
“ 91/100

Please get rid of some of the unecessary violence, and then we'll have a perfect movie. Even so, I loved it. Great performance, directing, and soundtrack. I am absolutely sure that this will become one of the most influential movies of the 2010's. Finally a good recent movie with cars. ” - ruinunotuner
 
34.
Tokyo Story (1953)
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ 91/100

I loved it's simpleness. It's one of the best films to watch in a rainy night, underneath many blankets. I was just upset because the last 10/15 minutes were unecessary for me, the director had many oportunities to end the movie and make a powerful ending, but instead chose to carry on with some sequences that are not very important. ” - ruinunotuner
 
35.
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
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One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo. (95 mins.)
Director: Joachim Trier
“ 90/100

Deep. Simple and deep. I love these. ” - ruinunotuner
 
36.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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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
“ 90/100

There is some genius dialogue in this one. I loved George C. Scott here. ” - ruinunotuner
 
37.
The We and the I (2012)
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A look at the lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route, and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ 90/100

I really liked the flashback scenes, they suited the movie so well and managed to keep it young. The smoking scene was also great. It is not such an unusual type of film, if you think about it, but those small items, experimental things that Gondry does make it exciting to watch. Cool soundtrack.
On the downside, the ending should have been presented in a more clever way (too much explanation, and the credits scene was really really unecessary) and I really wished that the mystery SMS would not be revealed. ” - ruinunotuner
 
38.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
“ 90/100

A good touching story. It has a lot of the things we find in easy blockbuster dramas, but it never loses the feeling of an indie movie. Can't believe they actually thought in making a straight-to-DVD release. ” - ruinunotuner
 
39.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ 90/100

It was nice to see a more darker approach from Wes Anderson and it worked out quite well. Fantastic performance from Ralph Fiennes and Willem Dafoe was just so funny. The sets and cinematography were amazing, as always.
But I have to admit that one thing in particular annoyed me a lot. The humour. In the first half of the movie, almost every joke was easy and low, using rude language and sexual jokes (like the painting). I saw this on cinema and everybody was only laughing of these moments and I was very bored. This type of humour doesn't bother me at all, but only if it's in the right place. It seemed really out of place in such a beautiful and delicate movie. I think Anderson is trying to prove a point here and trying to get rid of that delicate always-centered flower a lot of people think he is, but there were smarter ways of doing that. ” - ruinunotuner
 
40.
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
“ 90/100

Kate Winslet nominated but no Jim Carrey? I LOL'd.
Amazing picture, really hard to make. I gained a lot of respect for Gondry after seeing this. ” - ruinunotuner
 
41.
Spring Breakers (2012)
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Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. (94 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
“ 90/100

This film is awesome. Some people argue that the irony was not premeditated but that's a stupid thing to say. Just look at Korine's earlier works, I highly doubt that he would change his whole look at cinema and art just because of the masses. What he have here is a realistic look at today's sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll (house music, in this case), done in a semi-documentary style. Korine doesn't take sides. He just shows us what we have today, in the way we have it today. Most people that won't like this film, are the people who behave just like the characters. This film is a smart film, pretending to be a dumb film, criticising dumb people by doing absolutely nothing against them.
I also love the extensive repetition of lines and feelings, and the overall lighting of the movie. We can really feel the cleverness here, since we really have to see the movie through sensations. Sadly, people don't like to feel things these days. People, especially youth (the target audience of this film), want to live fast, and die young inside. It's funny, because this film had to be hated to even exist. If it was universally acclaimed, that meant that people were "smart", because they wouldn't relate themselves to the characters. If people were smart, that would mean that they would not behave like the characters. That would mean that there would not be many people like this, therefore, it would not make much sense to do this film. This film exists because most of the people who are going to see it are dumb. And they will hate it. Yes, I am extremely arrogant. ” - ruinunotuner
 
42.
Take Shelter (2011)
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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (121 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
“ 90/100

Good one by Michael Shannon. Would like to see a more climatic ending though. ” - ruinunotuner
 
43.
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.)
“ 89/100

This movie is just awesome. The beggining is one of the best intro scenes I've ever seen. The end ruined it a bit though. Would have been better with just a bit less of graphic violence. ” - ruinunotuner
 
44.
Taxi Driver (1976)
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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 88.5/100

Makes you feel manly. ” - ruinunotuner
 
45.
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.)
“ 88/100

I've seen this movie many times, and I like it more at each time. I know one day it will reach the 9/10 barrier, but for now I still find some of it's sequences rather long. It's good to see a portuguese actress in a famous movie (i'm portuguese too). It's a shame her character is awful. ” - ruinunotuner
 
46.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
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Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson. (84 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ 88/100

Excellent comedy, I am always amazed about Sacha's commitment to each one of his characters. This movie is so clever. If I had seen it exactly when it came out, I'm sure I would love it even more, but I didn't. So now, since the fact that many americans are dumb is not new, this movie is not as surprising at refreshing to me as it would have been some years ago. ” - ruinunotuner
 
47.
Noah (2014)
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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
“ 88/100

Aronofsky fans (like me), will love this movie. Darren follows a more commercial path but still manages to mantain his essence and trademarks. I think he managed to avoid (almost all) clichés. Russell Crowe has a great performance here.
The downsides? Emma Watson, because I think she's a bit annoying and the second half of the film was a bit weaker. I'm still deciding if the end was pure Aronofsky or not, but I guess it was. ” - ruinunotuner
 
48.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
“ 88/100

It's an easy movie, so it works. Liked it, one of the best about 'shocking realities' I've seen so far. ” - ruinunotuner
 
49.
Memento (2000)
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A man creates a strange system to help him remember things; so he can hunt for the murderer of his wife without his short-term memory loss being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ 88/100

Great storytelling, Nolan is a genius, I don't care what people say really. ” - ruinunotuner
 
50.
Enter the Void (2009)
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A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. (161 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
“ 88/100

My favorite movie to watch at night. It one of those films that you don't see with 100% of concentration and you miss a lot of details. But it flows so wonderfully through your mind. ” - ruinunotuner
 
51.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
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The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
“ 88/100

Makes me happy and sad, really touching. I guess I really like this one because the first one is one the first movies I've ever saw. ” - ruinunotuner
 
52.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ 88/100

Very enjoyable. The type of film I like to see with friends. ” - ruinunotuner
 
53.
After Life (1998)
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After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity. (118 mins.)
“ 87.5/100

I've only seen this film once. Fantastic idea, but the film was a bit slow-paced. But I'm very sure this is one I will love more at each viewing. I'm also pretty sure that if I was a movie director, this would be the type of film I would be doing. ” - ruinunotuner
 
54.
Clerks (1994)
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A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ 87.5/100

Clever dialogue and generally well-done. Every actor was perfect for its role. I really liked the home-made feel. ” - ruinunotuner
 
55.
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
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An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey. (88 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ 87.5/100

Not a movie where you will laugh out loud ocasionally but a movie that makes you smile throughout the whole story. Great performances and great soundtrack. Unique characters but they were all realistic. Good ending. ” - ruinunotuner
 
56.
District 9 (2009)
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An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
“ 87/100

I would like it more if it sticked to the human tone (and mockumentary style) it had in the beggining. But it ends up being a powerful movie, even with (should I say) the "cliche" action-sequences. ” - ruinunotuner
 
57.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 87/100

A very good story. Normal directing and good acting by Tom Hanks, but the story is what sticks the most. It's simple for everyone, but enjoyable by everyone. Very unique. ” - ruinunotuner
 
58.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 87/100

Childhood classic! I've always been a car fan, and the DeLorean is really THE car from a movie. ” - ruinunotuner
 
59.
Lost in Translation (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (101 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ 87/100

Can't remember very well to be honest, but I think I got the impression of floating during this one. It's very slow-paced and personal. Acting couldn't be better. Perfect for watching with your girlfriend. ” - ruinunotuner
 
60.
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
“ 87/100

I have to see this more times, I know I liked it, but I think I can love it. ” - ruinunotuner
 
61.
The Straight Story (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An old man makes a long journey by lawn-mover tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother. (112 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ 87/100

I am young and I want to be. But I realise this is not forever and it makes me sad. ” - ruinunotuner
 
62.
Cube (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
“ 87/100

I was dying to see this one and it proved to be a good work overall. The acting could be better sometimes, but that doesn't botter me at all. As a person who loves this type of low-budget cult classics from the late 90's, I know that we will not have world-class actors, but that's what makes these movies so special: they look like real normal people, because they are bad at acting and normal people usually are. I kinda thinks it adds realism to the film.
In this particular one, we have an interesting metaphor of society, but that's not very important to me. I just liked it because it was entertaining and it looked so cool. I like to see good films which I feel I can direct. I felt it. ” - ruinunotuner
 
63.
Howl (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized. (84 mins.)
“ 87/100

I've seen this movie only one time and it was about two years ago. I can't remember many things about it, but I remember I loved the animation sequences during the poem. Needed a bit more development in the story, it was too short. ” - ruinunotuner
 
64.
Downfall (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
“ 87/100

Very realistic, great performances. Not the type of movie I'll see very often, but a great movie nonetheless. ” - ruinunotuner
 
65.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ 86.5/100

Nolan is a genius, I don't care what people say. He managed to create a mainstream film with a super-plot that left me really envolved in the experience. Great one. ” - ruinunotuner
 
66.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 86/100

Good one, far from mind-blowing. Loved the fight sequences. ” - ruinunotuner
 
67.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 86/100

Without spoiling the movie, I can say it was pretty good. It wasn't better because once you start thinking about the ending, you realize that just couldn't happen. But hey, it's cinema! ” - ruinunotuner
 
68.
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
“ 86/100

One of my favorite oldies, very funny and easy to see. ” - ruinunotuner
 
69.
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
“ 86/100

This is the definition of a movie with style. Some things didn't work out for me though, but overall it's a must-see. ” - ruinunotuner
 
70.
Let the Right One In (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ 86/100

Perfectly paced and with great directing. Violence and gore in the right amount. I only had some problems with the story, but I'm pretty sure this one will go up in the list sometime. ” - ruinunotuner
 
71.
The 400 Blows (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
“ 85.5/100

On paper, I absolutely love films about kids and their hard lives. But they always lack on something. I haven't seen a movie of this subject with the right reality/ fiction ratio. This is the closest one. But I like it though. ” - ruinunotuner
 
72.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ 85.5/100 ” - ruinunotuner
 
73.
End of Watch (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
“ 85.5/100

LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!

except for the *beep* hollywood ending.

SPOILER:


Why does the *beep* white guy always has to live? I was so happy that he got shot first. I'm white but it was so good when it happened, so fresh for a movie like this. Then it happened. *beep* you. ” - ruinunotuner
 
74.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ 85/100

Good ending for the trilogy. ” - ruinunotuner
 
75.
Bye Bye Monkey (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A man walking on the beach near New York City finds the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, and takes it to a friend who lives in the city, and they decide to raise it. (113 mins.)
Director: Marco Ferreri
“ 85/100

This one found consistency throughout and turned out to be quite good. I liked the character of Mastroianni and the monkey was awesome. The whistle was just the best thing of it all. The beach scenes with the skyscrapers were so so beautiful.
The aesthetics and pace didn't please me sometimes. ” - ruinunotuner
 
76.
The Impossible (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ 85/100

I can't rate this higher because I'm a man. And because overall, this is trying to hard. This feels like a cheap novel, 'oh my god, everything went wrong to this inocent family, life is so unfair, they are so courageous, I can't believe everything worked out, I'm gonna really enjoy my life from now on'. You can say that this is not a novel; this is a true story. But the problem is that they focus on that detail a 'bit' too much, like in the sentence in the beggining. And in the end. And I believe that many parts of this are not that real, of course. The music was really easy to predict at some parts, they really wanted to make us cry and say that this movie was very powerful. That's low and unfourtunately, normal.

The problem is that this movie fails to be powerful because of that. But it's really powerful because of other things.
There are clichés in the story. However, Bayonara's efforts in avoiding them in terms of directing should be praised. The amount of gory and gruesome details is spot on. The camera work and lighting are beautiful to watch, and the underwater sequences are very very good. Maximum points for the technical part of the film. Half of the points for the script.

I was kinda moved. But I felt I was forced to it. ” - ruinunotuner
 
77.
Departures (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
“ 85/100

Some cliché and predictable situation on some times but overall, it's a good film. It has a great mood and the funeral scenes are just incredibly beautiful. ” - ruinunotuner
 
78.
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.)
“ 85/100

I didn't like the continuous yellow tone of the film and I didn't like the overall look of everything. Eventually I got into the picture and it got much more interesting. The story was entertaining. The lead actor was ugly but the two lead actresses were pretty nice. Sometimes I wish I didn't have a sexual desire in order to completely enjoy a film. ” - ruinunotuner
 
79.
Cool Runnings (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified to the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. (98 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ 85/100

This movie is very funny. Simple and good to watch with the family! ” - ruinunotuner
 
80.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ 85/100

I watched it a long time ago and I remember I thought the part where Pan first appears was bad. The girl follows his rules almost without questioning just like this (*finger snap). Super well-made creatures. I still haven't decided if the gory scene of the bottle is well suited for this movie; I guess not. ” - ruinunotuner
 
81.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ 84.5/100

I got tired of seeing blood flying halfway through. The story was not that good. Normal performances, too much blood and too long. ” - ruinunotuner
 
82.
Sunshine (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057. (107 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ 84/100

Danny Boyle failed on this one. Bad moments of directing, but I kinda liked the story and it has Cillian Murphy on it, so what's not to love about it. ” - ruinunotuner
 
83.
WALL·E (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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
“ 84/100

I honestly think this movie has a very European film feeling. One of the best animated characters ever. Very touching. ” - ruinunotuner
 
84.
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
“ 84/100

Good. ” - ruinunotuner
 
85.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ 84/100

One of my childhood movies, I will forever love this one. ” - ruinunotuner
 
86.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
“ 84/100

Gotta watch this one again, because I was almost falling asleep, but I thought it could be better. But it had a great story, good directing, good acting (Joseph-Gordon Levitt = incredible), so I don't know what's the problem. Maybe it was just me. ” - ruinunotuner
 
87.
Brick (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. (110 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ 83.5/100

I loved the camera-work, that's what made the movie for me. Some people complain about the unrealistic dialogues, but I didn't noticed that, maybe because I was almost too focused on the shots. The plot was a bit hard to follow sometimes, too many names. ” - ruinunotuner
 
88.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ 83.5/100

Amazing art direction, story was 'meh'. Unrealistic characters. ” - ruinunotuner
 
89.
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own. (121 mins.)
“ 83.5/100

The main character goes through a severe emotional change, but I just wished the directing had the same depth. It needed more dramatic effect and the ending was pretty poor. The second half of the film is almost nothing compared to the first one. Koreeda needs to take a break on those fade out effects. ” - ruinunotuner
 
90.
Following (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. (69 mins.)
“ 83.5/100

This is a great introduction to Nolan's work. Although I like films with a short running time, this one was too short. Nolan usually has some good cinematography within' his films and he had plenty of oportunities to fill the movie with good sequences, not necessarily involved with the plot. I would've loved to see that, because black and white, nolan, and analogic? Man, that's a movie I could see for hours! And we'll never have a film like that again.
The movie is too compact, and eventually, too tiring. It's a shame, because it has a great concept and it's Nolan's hardest film to follow. ” - ruinunotuner
 
91.
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ 83/100

One word to define this one? RYTHM. It submerges you in the fast technology world and in it's fast minds. You almost feel like one of them. ” - ruinunotuner
 
92.
Incendies (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (139 mins.)
“ 83/100

Good story, but could be better told. But overall, a pretty solid movie. Ages of the characters are all wrong. ” - ruinunotuner
 
93.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives. (87 mins.)
Director: David Silverman
“ 83/100

I'm a huge fan of the show and this movie just cracked me up in the movie theatre. ” - ruinunotuner
 
94.
American Beauty (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ 83/100

I have to re-watch this one: I know I'll like it a lot. The plastic-bag scene is great, great, great. ” - ruinunotuner
 
95.
AKP: Job 27 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Yakuza hitman travels to North America for his 27th job, only to find lingering memories of lost love through a chance encounter with a beautiful prostitute. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael L. Suan
“ 82/100

I really really liked this experience. Maybe not a good one to see at home, but since I saw it on a film festival, I was in the mood. The only doubt that remains is if some of the blurry shots and strange (?) choices were actually intentional... ” - ruinunotuner
 
96.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (87 mins.)
“ 82/100

Nice simple movie and a good performance by the kid. That's it. ” - ruinunotuner
 
97.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ 82/100

For those who like police/ crime movies, this one is ideal. But they're not my cup of tea: that's why I don't love this one. The plot twist was a bit predictable in the minute before it happened. ” - ruinunotuner
 
98.
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local. (106 mins.)
Director: Liev Schreiber
“ 82/100

Eugene Hutz is just brilliant in here. This movie lacks a better story and a more interesting directing. ” - ruinunotuner
 
99.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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
“ 82/100

A good movie for 40-year old moms. As a 18-year old boy, I guess it will never be good enough for me. It's just too pretty and cute. ” - ruinunotuner
 
100.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
“ 81/100

I can't understand why people think it is that good. There are no romance scenes, just sex scenes. They are way too graphic: the intimacy and powerful passion of the characters could have been showed in a different way. I mean, we don't need to see a girl licking other girl's pussy in an explicit manner to realise they love each other. I only saw a physical relationship. Of couse I'm comfortable with sexuality, gay themes, and all that stuff but each time there was a sex scene, it felt out of tone compared to the rest of the film. This film only recieved the hype it did because of the explicit scenes.

Then there's the characters. One only cries and is super weak. The other is mysterious and stong: a bit cliché, don't you think? I understand it could be boring to see two exact persons but I couldn't like both characters. One is annoying, the one is a cheater and complains about being cheated. Maybe that's what's beautiful about this film. It makes us understand how good people are hard to find and how we always sadly fall in love for the ones we shouldn't.



You can argue that I gave it a higher rating than the one on IMDb. Yes I did. The cinematography was mostly great and the story had it's good points. I didn't like the characters but I liked the actresses. But I will probably drop this rating soon. ” - ruinunotuner