All Films that have Appeared on the IMDb Top 250

This is a list of the 883 films that have appeared on the IMDb Top 250. It is sorted by order of first appearance and then by rank at the time of first appearance. The list of films is current as of October 4, 2015. The data for each film is current as of September 9, 2011. More current information can be found at the sources listed below.

Sources:
IMDb Top250.Informer
http://top250.info/

Titles of the IMDb Top 250
http://www.took.nl/250/titles/index/page:1

All titles of the IMDb Top 250 since September 1997
http://www.timo-schreiter.de/imdb/all_top250_titles.php

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1.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ "Star Wars first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 1 and a rating of 8.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 16. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 1. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
2.
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
“ "The Shawshank Redemption first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 2 and a rating of 8.5. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 1. It attained its highest rank on Fri 12-Sep-1997 with a rank of 1. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
3.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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.)
“ "Pulp Fiction first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 3 and a rating of 8.5. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 4. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 3. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
4.
The Wrong Trousers (1993 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
“ "The Wrong Trousers first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 4 and a rating of 8.5. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 01-Jul-2001 with a rank of 47. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
5.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ "The Usual Suspects first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 5 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 26. It attained its highest rank on Thu 19-Dec-1996 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
6.
Toy Story (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ "Toy Story first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 6 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 119. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 6. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
7.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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.)
“ "Schindler's List first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 7 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 8. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 2. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
8.
Casablanca (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ "Casablanca first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 8 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 25. It attained its highest rank on Mon 02-Oct-2000 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
9.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ "Blade Runner first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 9 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 123. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 8. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
10.
Citizen Kane (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ "Citizen Kane first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 10 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 46. It attained its highest rank on Tue 29-May-2001 with a rank of 3. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
11.
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
“ "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 11 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 37. It attained its highest rank on Fri 12-Sep-1997 with a rank of 9. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
12.
Babe (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett. (91 mins.)
Director: Chris Noonan
“ "Babe first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 12 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 05-Oct-1998 with a rank of 245. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 12. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
13.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites. (136 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ "Sense and Sensibility first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 13 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 10-Oct-1999 with a rank of 239. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 13. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
14.
Braveheart (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ "Braveheart first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 14 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 84. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 13. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
15.
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
“ "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 15 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 12. It attained its highest rank on Mon 01-Mar-1999 with a rank of 6. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
16.
A Close Shave (1995 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
“ "A Close Shave first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 16 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 01-Jul-2001 with a rank of 106. It attained its highest rank on Thu 19-Dec-1996 with a rank of 6. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
17.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ "The Godfather first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 17 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 2. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 1. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
18.
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
“ "Se7en first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 18 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 23. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 18. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
19.
Il Postino: The Postman (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ "Il postino first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 19 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 12-Apr-1999 with a rank of 227. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 18. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
20.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ "Raiders of the Lost Ark first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 20 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 27. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 9. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
21.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
“ "Trois couleurs: Rouge first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 21 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 15-Jul-2012 with a rank of 248. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 21. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
22.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "Shichinin no samurai first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 22 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 17. It attained its highest rank on Sun 01-May-2005 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
23.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ "Reservoir Dogs first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 23 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 71. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 23. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
24.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 24 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 11. It attained its highest rank on Wed 18-Jul-2007 with a rank of 7. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
25.
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
“ "2001: A Space Odyssey first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 25 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 94. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 25. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
26.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ "Brazil first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 26 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 11-Apr-2010 with a rank of 250. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 26. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
27.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ "Rear Window first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 27 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 28. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 11. You can see the full history here.

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28.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ "Lawrence of Arabia first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 28 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 67. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 17. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
29.
The Princess Bride (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ "The Princess Bride first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 29 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 192. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 25. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
30.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ "Twelve Monkeys first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 30 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 182. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 30. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
31.
North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
“ "North by Northwest first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 31 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 42. It attained its highest rank on Mon 05-Jan-1998 with a rank of 14. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
32.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ "It's a Wonderful Life first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 32 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 30. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 20. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
33.
Once Were Warriors (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. (102 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ "Once Were Warriors first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 33 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 01-Aug-1999 with a rank of 214. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 33. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
34.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ "Aliens first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 34 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 59. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 34. You can see the full history here.

Other lists for this film" ” - dan_dassow
 
35.
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.)
“ "Monty Python and the Holy Grail first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 35 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 85. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 30. You can see the full history here.

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36.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ "Léon first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 36 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 31. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 26. You can see the full history here.

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37.
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
“ "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 37 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 5. It attained its highest rank on Sun 11-Feb-2007 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

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38.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ "Apocalypse Now first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 38 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 35. It attained its highest rank on Thu 03-Oct-2002 with a rank of 29. You can see the full history here.

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39.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ "The Silence of the Lambs first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 39 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 24. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 16. You can see the full history here.

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40.
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 Clockwork Orange first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 40 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 62. It attained its highest rank on Wed 02-Apr-1997 with a rank of 38. You can see the full history here.

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41.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ "Taxi Driver first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 41 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 54. It attained its highest rank on Fri 03-Oct-1997 with a rank of 19. You can see the full history here.

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42.
Apollo 13 (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ "Apollo 13 first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 42 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Thu 09-Sep-1999 with a rank of 240. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 42. You can see the full history here.

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43.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ "Alien first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 43 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 39. It attained its highest rank on Tue 08-Jan-2013 with a rank of 39. You can see the full history here.

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44.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. (122 mins.)
Director: Tim Robbins
“ "Dead Man Walking first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 44 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sat 01-Dec-2001 with a rank of 242. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 44. You can see the full history here.

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45.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ "Psycho first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 45 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 29. It attained its highest rank on Wed 30-Dec-1998 with a rank of 14. You can see the full history here.

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46.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ "The Maltese Falcon first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 46 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 122. It attained its highest rank on Mon 05-Oct-1998 with a rank of 24. You can see the full history here.

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47.
Heat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ "Heat first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 47 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 120. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 47. You can see the full history here.

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48.
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
“ "12 Angry Men first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 48 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 6. It attained its highest rank on Thu 26-May-2011 with a rank of 6. You can see the full history here.

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49.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 49 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 77. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 49. You can see the full history here.

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50.
Vertigo (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
“ "Vertigo first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 50 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 50. It attained its highest rank on Mon 05-Oct-1998 with a rank of 21. You can see the full history here.

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51.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force. (131 mins.)
“ "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 51 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 81. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 28. You can see the full history here.

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52.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
“ "Trois couleurs: Bleu first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 52 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sat 16-Jun-2001 with a rank of 250. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 52. You can see the full history here.

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53.
Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "Ran first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 53 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 132. It attained its highest rank on Sun 01-Aug-1999 with a rank of 43. You can see the full history here.

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54.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ "To Kill a Mockingbird first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 54 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 70. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 19. You can see the full history here.

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55.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ "Terminator 2: Judgment Day first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 55 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 36. It attained its highest rank on Sat 21-Jul-2012 with a rank of 36. You can see the full history here.

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56.
Wings of Desire (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. (128 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ "Der Himmel über Berlin first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 56 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 30-Nov-2008 with a rank of 248. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 56. You can see the full history here.

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57.
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
“ "Amadeus first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 57 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 89. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 37. You can see the full history here.

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58.
Clerks (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
“ "Clerks first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 58 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sat 05-Jun-2004 with a rank of 250. It attained its highest rank on Wed 02-Apr-1997 with a rank of 34. You can see the full history here.

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59.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ "Goodfellas first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 59 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 15. It attained its highest rank on Thu 05-Jun-2008 with a rank of 14. You can see the full history here.

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60.
The Killer (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ "Dip huet seung hung first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 60 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 09-May-2005 with a rank of 224. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 60. You can see the full history here.

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61.
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ "Much Ado About Nothing first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 61 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 01-Aug-1999 with a rank of 198. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 61. You can see the full history here.

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62.
The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ "The Third Man first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 62 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 74. It attained its highest rank on Wed 04-Apr-2001 with a rank of 31. You can see the full history here.

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63.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ "The Blues Brothers first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 63 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 01-Mar-1999 with a rank of 231. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 63. You can see the full history here.

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64.
Henry V (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ "Henry V first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 64 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Tue 03-Aug-2004 with a rank of 250. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 62. You can see the full history here.

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65.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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
“ "C'era una volta il West first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 65 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 22. It attained its highest rank on Tue 04-Mar-2008 with a rank of 18. You can see the full history here.

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66.
The Fugitive (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. (130 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ "The Fugitive first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 66 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 16-Dec-2002 with a rank of 250. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 51. You can see the full history here.

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67.
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ "Fargo first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 67 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 127. It attained its highest rank on Fri 12-Sep-1997 with a rank of 15. You can see the full history here.

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68.
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.)
“ "Delicatessen first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 68 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 01-Aug-1999 with a rank of 140. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 68. You can see the full history here.

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69.
Smoke (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A Brooklyn smoke shop is the center of neighborhood activity, and the stories of its customers. (112 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
“ "Smoke first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 69 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 01-Mar-1999 with a rank of 238. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 69. You can see the full history here.

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70.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
“ "The Godfather: Part II first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 70 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 3. It attained its highest rank on Thu 01-Aug-2002 with a rank of 3. You can see the full history here.

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71.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ "Sunset Blvd. first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 71 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 32. It attained its highest rank on Thu 08-Jan-2009 with a rank of 25. You can see the full history here.

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72.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them. (117 mins.)
Director: Tom Stoppard
“ "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 72 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 03-May-1998 with a rank of 208. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 72. You can see the full history here.

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73.
The African Queen (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ "The African Queen first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 73 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Wed 10-Nov-2010 with a rank of 250. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 39. You can see the full history here.

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74.
Annie Hall (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ "Annie Hall first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 74 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 155. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 61. You can see the full history here.

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75.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (143 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ "Mr. Holland's Opus first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 75 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 07-Dec-1997 with a rank of 245. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 75. You can see the full history here.

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76.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ "Det sjunde inseglet first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 76 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 118. It attained its highest rank on Sun 23-Dec-2007 with a rank of 74. You can see the full history here.

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77.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ "The Terminator first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 77 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 171. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 77. You can see the full history here.

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78.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ "While You Were Sleeping first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 78 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Wed 02-Apr-1997 with a rank of 159. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 78. You can see the full history here.

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79.
The Graduate (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ "The Graduate first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 79 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 189. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 60. You can see the full history here.

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80.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ "Some Like It Hot first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 80 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 88. It attained its highest rank on Sun 01-Sep-2002 with a rank of 32. You can see the full history here.

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81.
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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.)
“ "La double vie de Veronique first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 81 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 03-May-1998 with a rank of 181. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 81. You can see the full history here.

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82.
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
“ "Raging Bull first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 82 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 77. It attained its highest rank on Wed 30-Dec-1998 with a rank of 29. You can see the full history here.

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83.
True Romance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ "True Romance first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 83 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 12-Apr-1999 with a rank of 250. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 83. You can see the full history here.

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84.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ "The Wizard of Oz first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 84 and a rating of 7.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 131. It attained its highest rank on Wed 30-Dec-1998 with a rank of 30. You can see the full history here.

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85.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
“ "Singin' in the Rain first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 85 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 81. It attained its highest rank on Thu 09-Sep-1999 with a rank of 36. You can see the full history here.

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86.
The Sting (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ "The Sting first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 86 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 97. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 29. You can see the full history here.

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87.
Manhattan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ "Manhattan first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 87 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 229. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 72. You can see the full history here.

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88.
Tombstone (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating. (130 mins.)
“ "Tombstone first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 88 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Tue 07-Apr-1998 with a rank of 247. It attained its highest rank on Wed 02-Apr-1997 with a rank of 73. You can see the full history here.

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89.
Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ "Roman Holiday first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 89 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 231. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 89. You can see the full history here.

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90.
The Lion King (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.)
“ "The Lion King first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 90 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 128. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 90. You can see the full history here.

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91.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ "Once Upon a Time in America first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 91 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 76. It attained its highest rank on Sat 20-Aug-2011 with a rank of 76. You can see the full history here.

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92.
Dead Alive (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ "Braindead first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 92 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 03-May-1998 with a rank of 224. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 92. You can see the full history here.

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93.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ "Unforgiven first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 93 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 96. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 93. You can see the full history here.

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94.
Harold and Maude (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ "Harold and Maude first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 94 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 30-Oct-2009 with a rank of 242. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 94. You can see the full history here.

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95.
Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
“ "Das Boot first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 95 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 63. It attained its highest rank on Sun 01-Aug-1999 with a rank of 31. You can see the full history here.

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96.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ "Dead Poets Society first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 96 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sat 03-Nov-2001 with a rank of 248. It attained its highest rank on Fri 12-Sep-1997 with a rank of 89. You can see the full history here.

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97.
Life of Brian (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
“ "Life of Brian first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 97 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 166. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 96. You can see the full history here.

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98.
Chinatown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ "Chinatown first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 98 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 70. It attained its highest rank on Mon 12-Apr-1999 with a rank of 36. You can see the full history here.

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99.
The Big Blue (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown. (168 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ "Le grand bleu first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 99 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 05-Jan-1998 with a rank of 235. It attained its highest rank on Wed 02-Apr-1997 with a rank of 65. You can see the full history here.

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100.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ "The Bridge on the River Kwai first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 100 and a rating of 7.6. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 09-Sep-2011 with a rank of 86. It attained its highest rank on Wed 30-Dec-1998 with a rank of 31. You can see the full history here.

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