The Movies I Love (Ranked In Order)

The films ARE listed in order, from the start to the end, because it's much more fun when there's an order.

Let's say I DEEPLY LOVE every single movie of the first page, I LOVE the movies of the second page and I REALLY LIKE the movies after the 2nd page.
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1.
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
“ Don't underestimate Korean cinema. Just don't. ” - Astyan
 
2.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ So beautiful... ” - Astyan
 
3.
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.)
“ Guillermo Del Toro is strange enough to be noticed.
The guy can do the best and the very bad, but at least he managed to develop his own style.
If you want to get introduced to Del Toro's fantastic style, watch Pan's Labyrinth. And if you like it, you can watch The Devil's Backbone which is the "brother" of Pan's Labyrinth. ” - Astyan
 
4.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Like many of us, I didn't understand the plot.
Like some of us I loved it anyway. This movie has its ways to avoid cliches and keep the suspense. ” - Astyan
 
5.
Eastern Promises (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family. (100 mins.)
“ Better than A History Of Violence even though it's also a great movie.

The Dead Zone, The Fly, Spider and eXistenZ are good too, but if I love Cronenberg it's only because of Eastern Promises. ” - Astyan
 
6.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
“ Shyamalan is easy to sum up :

The Sixth Sense >>(>>>>>) Unbreakable >> The Village > Signs > The Last Airbender ” - Astyan
 
7.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. (120 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ If he were american, Lee Byung-Hun would be as famous as Brad Pitt.

Awesome movie, typically the kind of movie which will have a remake with Di Caprio. (Did I hear Infernal Affairs vs The Departed and The Chaser which doesn't have a remake with Di Caprio yet but maybe soon ?)

But I have to admit that The Departed is better than Infernal Affairs, so that's a good remake.
And I hope that the remake of The Chaser will be better than The Chaser. ” - Astyan
 
8.
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film. (140 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ The guy who directed this film can say whatever he wants, I don't care, I still respect him.

Movies never manage to make me cry.
That's what I thought before I saw this one. ” - Astyan
 
9.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. (129 mins.)
“ Very rare movie.

At the end everything is solved, there's nothing left to say, you're not frustrated, you're not disappointed, you're just amazed, it's perfect. ” - Astyan
 
10.
Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Lili returns from holidays and learns that her twin brother left the house after a violent argument with their father. (92 mins.)
Director: Philippe Lioret
“ Mélanie Laurent, here's my phone number : +3366468668.
Please don't call me if you're not Mélanie Laurent. ” - Astyan
 
11.
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
“ Not considering the Monthy Python part, here is the best of Terry Gilliam.

Brazil (even though the end is great), Las Vegas Parano and Dr Parnassus don't reach the level of 12 Monkeys.

This movie is a perfect definition of the word "mysterious". ” - Astyan
 
12.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ Because this movie has the FUNNIEST credit I've ever seen.
Here it is :

"AUTHOR'S NOTE: The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Especially you Jenny Beckman.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Bitch."

And the rest of the movie is also awesome. ” - Astyan
 
13.
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 motives. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ I like you David. Not enough to put Benjamin Button in my list though.

(And your Alien is the best of the 4, I just can't stand the one made by Cameron.) ” - Astyan
 
14.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ Batman Begins isn't in the list but good work Chris, you almost have your whole filmography in my list... ” - Astyan
 
15.
Snatch (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Because Guy Ritchie is a great guy. Thanks. ” - Astyan
 
16.
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.)
“ Because it's pure fun.
A foot massage ? ” - Astyan
 
17.
The Departed (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ If you think film remakes and/or music remixes are always below the originals... Well... You're wrong. Period. ” - Astyan
 
18.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Because questioning our human condition in a science fiction context is a brilliant idea. ” - Astyan
 
19.
Mystic River (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ The best of Eastwood. Quite an achievement. ” - Astyan
 
20.
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
“ Second film that made me cry. I'm so sensitive you know. ” - Astyan
 
21.
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
“ I don't like comedies when they are comedies. This film is much more than a comedy.

The Science of Sleep is another good film by Michel Gondry, Be Kind Rewind is a bit below. ” - Astyan
 
22.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Fun fact:
In The Dead Zone (1983), Christopher Walken's character talks about the legend of the headless horseman.
Is that what gave the idea to Tim Burton to cast him as the horseman, 16 years later? ” - Astyan
 
23.
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
“ My favorite Kubrick. ” - Astyan
 
24.
Open Your Eyes (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. (117 mins.)
“ Penelope Cruz is beautiful, the story is beautiful, the movie is beautiful.

(Vanilla Sky is a remake by the way) ” - Astyan
 
25.
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
“ I have a theory about Kevin Spacey, and this theory is a complete spoiler so don't read it unless you're sure you've got a good cinematographic culture:

Kevin Spacey always plays the bad guy who wins (SPOILER : Seven, Usual Suspect) or the good guy who loses (SPOIIIIILER : American Beauty, LA Confidential).
Horrible Bosses doesn't count.

Concerning Sam Mendes, I'd say I liked Jarhead but Road to Perdition is awful. If some day you want to watch Road to Perdition, well don't watch it and watch Léon instead. ” - Astyan
 
26.
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (123 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Awesome. Don't dare saying you like vampire movies while you haven't seen this one. ” - Astyan
 
27.
Russian Dolls (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite. (125 mins.)
“ A good French movie doesn't mean Amelie Poulain. ” - Astyan
 
28.
Gladiator (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Gladiator is awesome... but there's a but.

In 2010, Ridley Scott directed Robin Hood. Casting Russel Crowe, the purpose was obviously to recreate the awesomeness of Gladiator. It was a big failure.

In 2012, he made Prometheus... So terrible I wish every single copy of this movie could be destroyed.

Ridley Scott follows the money (cf Prometheus 2 that he will produce...). I don't blame him, I'm just saying that Ridley Scott is not a label to trust if you want a good movie. ” - Astyan
 
29.
Dogville (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away... (178 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ The most creative movie I've ever seen. ” - Astyan
 
30.
La Haine (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. (98 mins.)
“ This is an excellent French movie and this is not Amelie Poulain. Really really not. ” - Astyan
 
31.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
“ The psychopath in the movie... he's Penelope Cruz boyfriend. I don't know how it happened guys, I don't know.

Joel and Ethan, you're good but I didn't select Burn After Reading, Ladykillers and Intolerable Cruelty.
Don't worry you have some other movies in my list though. ” - Astyan
 
32.
Elephant (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Please explain me why this film is so underrated !

It's the only film by Gus you will find here, I didn't really like Good Will Hunting, Paranoid Park isn't so good and Harvey Milk is ok but it didn't catch me. ” - Astyan
 
33.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ Quite boring, but I'll always remember when Brad Pitt walks alone on the ice.
Yeah I'm weird but I'm ok, thank you. ” - Astyan
 
34.
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.)
“ You'll remember this movie, better than the main character. ” - Astyan
 
35.
Melancholia (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ The wedding part is much more depressing than the second part with the planet.
The very last scene is unforgettable. ” - Astyan
 
36.
Face/Off (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ Because sometimes Woo makes good films. This guy is quite random. ” - Astyan
 
37.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ An important movie which should be part of every educational system. ” - Astyan
 
38.
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
“ After this film I almost wanted to work in the coffin business. For ten seconds. Then I changed my mind. I really changed my mind. ” - Astyan
 
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
“ And if you have AIDS you also want to see Philadelphia. If you don't have AIDS you still want to see Philadelphia because you or one of your friends might have it some day.

(Use condoms.
Or watch Twilight.) ” - Astyan
 
40.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ If you like this movie you have to watch Chungking Express.
If you don't like it I cannot blame you. I loved this movie only because of the poetry of the idea that : there is a time when you can seize something, maybe you want to seize it but you don't dare, maybe you don't want to, maybe you just don't know what you want to do, but anyway, this time doesn't last forever and when it's gone it's gone forever.

2046 is less good, but Wong Kar Wai makes movies you'll never see elsewhere. ” - Astyan
 
41.
25th Hour (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term. (135 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ I don't have a 99 yet but I'm working on it.

Great, great movie. ” - Astyan
 
42.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ Lee Byung-Hun again.
This movie is a lesson of psychological and physical gore, American people, just shut up and watch (haha, am I being too sassy ?). ” - Astyan
 
43.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ The best of Kurosawa.
Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Ran and Throne of Blood are also good, watch them if you like swords, landscapes and strange people speaking japanese (and Shakespeare). ” - Astyan
 
44.
Memories of Murder (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit. (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ Did you like Zodiac ? Well, this korean movie is far better. ” - Astyan
 
45.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ I didn't like Hot Fuzz at all, but Shaun, you're the best. A real comedy with real zombies and real fun. ” - Astyan
 
46.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.)
“ I am this very strange guy who finds that reservoir dogs is just ok, who thinks that kill bill (whatever the number) is shi**y but who loves PF and Inglourious Basterds. Why not. ” - Astyan
 
47.
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.)
“ Because yes, dreams and movies are meant to be together. Yes. ” - Astyan
 
48.
Husbands (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together... (131 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
“ Because I'm a man (ok, a boy).


(If I were a woman I would have selected A Woman Under The Influence, but as I said I'm a man (ok, a boy)) ” - Astyan
 
49.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Unusual movie divided in two parts. My favorite one is the first one, even though I find it utterly depressing. ” - Astyan
 
50.
Amores Perros (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
“ Like 21 grams but better than 21 grams.


And with this quotation I love : “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” ” - Astyan
 
51.
Hero (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
“ If you like it, watch House of Flying Daggers and Curse of the Golden Flower.

I personally find great poetry in many Chinese movies. ” - Astyan
 
52.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
“ I love the end.

Spoiler : Have you ever seen a movie which is divided in two parts, one happening nowadays and one happening in ten thousands years ?
(What ? You said 2001 ? Ok, yes, but it's different...) ” - Astyan
 
53.
(1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
“ Better than La Dolce Vita. ” - Astyan
 
54.
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.)
“ Sorry for not being original.

But I didn't select Indiana Jones (1,2,3,4), Jaws, Jurrasic Park, Munich, the Third Kind, Hook and the Terminal. So I'm still a bit original, am I not ? ” - Astyan
 
55.
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide. (151 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Yes it's Kurosawa, and there's Toshiro Mifune but not a single samurai ! Can you believe that ?

This movie is a brilliant adaptation of Hamlet. ” - Astyan
 
56.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. (184 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Because Barry is nothing but the average dude. ” - Astyan
 
57.
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
“ Jean Réno also plays in good movies ! It happens !

This is the only really good movie Luc Besson ever made. The 5th Element, the Big Blue, Joan of Arc and Arthur and the Invisibles don't compare with Léon. ” - Astyan
 
58.
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
“ You need such a movie after watching Twilight to purify your spirit. ” - Astyan
 
59.
The Names of Love (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match. (100 mins.)
Director: Michel Leclerc
“ A french comedy, and it's still not Amelie Poulain.

Come on guys look at this movie it's great !
No you're not interested ?
Ok, in a scene the main actress takes the subway while she's totally nude !
Interested now ? ” - Astyan
 
60.
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
“ Almost a masterpiece. Almost. ” - Astyan
 
61.
My Sassy Girl (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend... (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
“ I was surprised, I thought Korean movies were only about revenge.
This one is a comedy and is quite fun. ” - Astyan
 
62.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant. (129 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Here we are. Pure revenge, pure gore.

Prohibited under 48 years old.
(I'm not 48 but I didn't know so I watched it anyway, now I've warned you) ” - Astyan
 
63.
Almost Famous (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Because I love this line :

"I am dark and mysterious and pissed off !" ” - Astyan
 
64.
Dracula (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
“ My favorite from Coppola (Yes, more than the Godfather, yes). ” - Astyan
 
65.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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
“ I didn't like Chihiro and the others, but Mononoke is different and great. ” - Astyan
 
66.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ Because Barbie's family can also make films.
...
Because it's Ken Loach...
You know, Ken...
What a terrible joke.

Anyway, this is the third movie that made me cry (less than Dancer in the Dark though). ” - Astyan
 
67.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ Best soundtrack ever. ” - Astyan
 
68.
Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
“ F9/11 was less striking than this one.
And Marilyn Manson's interview is cult. ” - Astyan
 
69.
Training Day (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ Perfect mix between fun/suspense/sociology/twists. ” - Astyan
 
70.
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
“ Dude, this movie had to be here dude. ” - Astyan
 
71.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. (133 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ This film made me wonder what is the most ridiculous between :

-Being accused and found guilty, but without any reason, you're guilty, that's all (cf Kafka).
Or :
-Being accused and found guilty of something real, but which is crazy and absurd (cf DDL and co).

Interesting movie about how the police can make you sign a confession, by the way. ” - Astyan
 
72.
The Elephant Man (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Fourth movie that made me cry.

It's from Lynch, nothing to do with the guy who directed Mulholland Drive. Even though it's actually supposed to be the same guy. ” - Astyan
 
73.
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.)
“ Good movie.
Totally overrated. ” - Astyan
 
74.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Javier, you bl**dy bast*rd. ” - Astyan
 
75.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ The girl on the poster isn't so important in the movie, I assume she's just here for the poster.
Hey ! I'm not being sexist ! Just telling facts. ” - Astyan
 
76.
Match Point (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (124 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Scarlett ! Oh, Scarlett. ” - Astyan
 
77.
Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra. (107 mins.)
Director: Alain Chabat
“ Only french people can understand this one. ” - Astyan
 
78.
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East. (99 mins.)
“ Comment est votre blanquette ? ” - Astyan
 
79.
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
“ If you have a Facebook account... ” - Astyan
 
80.
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
“ Beautiful movie, and this amazing quotation :

They're in a taxi : (Woody to Diane)

"You’re so beautiful I can hardly keep my eyes on the meter". ” - Astyan
 
81.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ A South African movie ? Unbelievable, and awesome. ” - Astyan
 
82.
In Bruges (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ Great, great film.
The end with Ralph Fiennes is amazing. ” - Astyan
 
83.
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
“ Crazy film. Sometimes films need to be crazy. ” - Astyan
 
84.
The Others (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
“ Kidman definitely have problems with kids. Great and strange movie. ” - Astyan
 
85.
300 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ I'm sorry for this one, guilty pleasure. ” - Astyan
 
86.
Lolita (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. (153 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ I kissed a 17 years old girl once. Well, in fact I was 17 too, but let me tell you : the problems are quite the same. ” - Astyan
 
87.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Yes I also was a teenager once. ” - Astyan
 
88.
The Tree of Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ I only liked the first half (the documentary part), I really have nothing to say about the second half.

(No I'm not kidding, I really liked the part with the volcanos and the dinosaurs...) ” - Astyan
 
89.
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.)
“ A comedy from the 70's still makes me laugh, quite an achievement.

If you like it watch Life Of Brian, if not already done. ” - Astyan
 
90.
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Excellent comedy. Owen Wilson surprises me more and more everyday. ” - Astyan
 
91.
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ Guilty pleasure maybe, but I really like it. An amazing twist ending. ” - Astyan
 
92.
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ I wanted to write a comment with only four letters : A T C G, but I didn't manage so...


By the way Lord of War isn't here but watch it if you have the time. ” - Astyan
 
93.
The Celebration (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
“ Give me a D ! Give me an O ! Give me a G ! Give me an M ! Give me an E ! What's that spell ?

(If you've understood the joke it means you can die peacefully.) ” - Astyan
 
94.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (123 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ Because I like Whitaker and because this movie is still bleeding in my mind even though I saw it years ago. ” - Astyan
 
95.
Magnolia (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. (188 mins.)
“ And what about There Will Be Blood ? Totally overrated. ” - Astyan
 
96.
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
“ Hopefully you'll wait for me to die before lauching the first bomb. ” - Astyan
 
97.
Before Sunrise (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (101 mins.)
“ Personal reason, don't want to talk about it. ” - Astyan
 
98.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ With this one, Snatch and Rocknrolla we could argue that Guy Ritchie always makes the same movie. It may be true but it's still very good. ” - Astyan
 
99.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. (133 mins.)
“ Amélie Poulain ! Oh wait a minute, no it's Amélie Poulain but playing in another movie. ” - Astyan
 
100.
The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. (139 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ I wouldn't say this movie is great, but it deserves for sure to be more famous.

Lee Byung-Hun once again by the way. ” - Astyan