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1.
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.)
“ Action- Hard to say whether this is an action movie really but this is the genre I am least interested in and therefore Inception wins it. ” - azharatcha
 
2.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Adventure- You cant really choose which is the best LOTR so the whole trilogy gets my accolade for best adventure movie. ” - azharatcha
 
3.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Comedy- Life of brian is not far off but the randomness of the story wins it for the big lebowski. ” - azharatcha
 
4.
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ Crime- kind of hard to class memento into a genre since it belongs to so many, and crime has a lot of good movies. However, there is nothing like memento, its the slickest crime movie ever that is for sure. ” - azharatcha
 
5.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVitto in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Gangster- Yes there are others like godfather in this genre but I think Scorsese shows what real gangsters would be like in my opinion, jokers with a bad temper. ” - azharatcha
 
6.
Amadeus (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Historical- Brilliantly told story about a true legend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. ” - azharatcha
 
7.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Horror- I am not a fan of horror movies that try and scare you, but really just annoy you. The shining is an awesome horror movie but silence of the lambs is very close. ” - azharatcha
 
8.
Paths of Glory (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ War- No this is not a Kubrick list even though it is turning out a bit like it. There is Saving private ryan which I loved too as well as a few others, but this is the best for me. ” - azharatcha
 
9.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Western- When you think western, you think Sergio leone and the good the and the ugly and there is a damn good reason for that. If anything comes close it would be another Sergio leone movie. ” - azharatcha
 
10.
The Killing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Film-noir- For me one of the most underrated movies on the imdb top 250 list and therefore it wins this accolade. Other films that run it close are Ranging bull and the third man but this is unbelievably good. Kubrick does it again. ” - azharatcha
 
11.
12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Drama- hard genre to chose as there are many good drama's however, the idea of this is just insanely good. 12 men one room and one man trying to convince the rest that someone is innocent. Brilliant execution. ” - azharatcha
 
12.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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
“ Biography- It didn't quite win the film-noir but i do get a chance to get it on. What a great biography. Amadeus would be close but that is my choice for the history genre so why not Ranging Bull. ” - azharatcha
 
13.
Mary and Max (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
“ Animation- There are far too many of the same animations, this however, was very different and also highly underrated in my opinion. Fantastic animation, but don't watch it with your kids it is not that kind of movie. The lion king is close having said all that. ” - azharatcha
 
14.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Shocking- Had to mention this in a category of its own, one that I had to make up. I still have the thriller genre open and this is classed as one but shocking is more accurate. I have never seen anything that is anything like this movie. ” - azharatcha
 
15.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ Romance- Not really in to the romance, this is a great movie and deserves the my best romance honour. ” - azharatcha
 
16.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Sci-fi- I am not a Sci-fi fan and had put this one of for the longest time even though I am a huge Kubrick fan. The visuals are incredible, the music outstanding and the scientific thought is so incredibly ahead of it's time. All I can say is Kubrick does it again! ” - azharatcha
 
17.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ A genre of its own- Just like oldboy, this is one of those movies which leaves you utterly speechless. You have no idea what hits you. Not only is it ahead of its time, I think some of the ideas would still not be accepted today. Sheer genius again by Mr.Kubrick. ” - azharatcha
 
18.
M (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Noir/Thriller- Another movie I watched recently and I was spellbound. It was a rather simple plot but with amazing direction and an outstanding performance by Peter Lorre the movie is propelled into that class of movies which make you reconsider your all time favourites list. Not to mention it was made in 1931, I am pretty confident that it did not get much better then this in that time. Never mind in that time, it doesnt get much better now! ” - azharatcha