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1. You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama
A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.
In this TV movie you can see the return of 80s/90s Al Pacino.
3. Nizhalkkuthu (2002)
90 min | Drama
Kaliyappan, the last hangman of Travancore dynasty is dragging his remaining life by consuming alcohol and worshipping the Mother Goddess.
I am not sure how many would know about this Indian flick, the movie revolves during the freedom struggle period. Is about a hangman who feels guilty of being a executioner & also deals about his son who is a patriotic freedom fighter in that locality.
4. Jana Aranya (1976)
131 min | Drama
A bright and idealistic young man steels himself for the dog-eat-dog business world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls.
This is from one of the most celebrated director of our nation, but I am not sure how many Indians would remember him. He made movies ahead of period & this one was on the very relevant subject of that period, Unemployment.
5. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 187,413 | Gross: $50.28M
This one is on the list for the characterization of the lead & for Quentin Tarantino, penning such a wonderful lead characters.
6. Following (1998)
R | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.
Votes: 72,901 | Gross: $0.05M
This is a special one because, it's the first feature film of chris nolan, who has made cult classics after this one. The movie was very raw & the shade black & white was very apt.
7. True Romance (1993)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 176,216 | Gross: $12.28M
True romance a Crime thriller written very crisply by master of fiction Quentin Tarantino is about a couple with drugs on the run & behind them is the drug lord to get back his stuff.
A racy crime thriller & a lovely cameo by brad pitt.
8. Monster (2003)
R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.
Votes: 115,464 | Gross: $34.47M
This movie had won an academy award for charlize Theron's brave attempt. If you watch this without knowing the lead in it, I am sure you will not find out it's her.
9. Tape (2001)
R | 86 min | Drama
Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.
Votes: 16,794 | Gross: $0.49M
Well acted by Ethan hawke & Uma thurman in the lead. A neatly written drama, revolving around three school friends who meet up after a long time.
10. Brother (I) (2000)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.
Votes: 19,718 | Gross: $0.45M
Takeshi kitano is always the best when he deals with gangster movies & this is one of the best of him.
11. Tell No One (2006)
Unrated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.
Votes: 42,615 | Gross: $6.18M
This french Mystery, thriller is about a man who receives mail from his dead wife after 8 eight years.
Watch this for once & you will never forget it till you die.
12. Paradise Now (2005)
PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
Votes: 20,622 | Gross: $1.45M
I know, I am starting to bore you my adding the most common one on this list, I am sorry for that, but I can't miss this one.
PLOT: About two friends who turn into a suicide bomber.
13. The Straight Story (1999)
G | 112 min | Biography, Drama
An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.
Votes: 69,377 | Gross: $6.20M
Normally, David lynch adopts a confusing screenplay to keep the audience engaging, David lynch who usually makes a confusing psychological thillers, has made a straight story as the title suggests.
14. Le Samouraï (1967)
GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After Professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.
Votes: 35,352 | Gross: $0.04M
This steady paced crime, drama is a pioneer one. The making was very unique & even many big makers followed the same & gave some cults years later to this movie's release.
15. The American Friend (1977)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
This psychological thriller is very hard to be remembered but no harm in mentioning.
16. Death of a Salesman (1985 TV Movie)
PG | 136 min | Drama
An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it.
Dustin Hoffman at his best in this TV movie, I would rate this above to his academy winning performance in rain man.
17. Clean, Shaven (1993)
Unrated | 79 min | Crime, Drama
After a man suffering from schizophrenia is released from a mental institution, he attempts to get his daughter back from her adoptive family.
To keep it simple, This one is very short & sweet, Won't take much of your time, Of course the content of the script is only that much.
18. Moonlighting (1982)
PG | 97 min | Drama
A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as ... See full summary »
19. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
True story of a transatlantic business correspondence about used books that developed into a close friendship.
Votes: 6,338 | Gross: $1.08M
21. Safar e Ghandehar (2001)
Not Rated | 81 min | Biography, Drama, War
After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Votes: 5,945 | Gross: $0.02M
22. River's Edge (1986)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.
Votes: 13,021 | Gross: $4.60M
23. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
Unrated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?
Votes: 16,716 | Gross: $1.02M
24. The Jacket (2005)
R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.
Votes: 98,791 | Gross: $6.30M
25. Repulsion (1965)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.
28. Blow-Up (1966)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
29. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 10,526 | Gross: $0.00M
30. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
31. Der Tunnel (2001)
150 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,546 | Gross: $0.01M
32. Dead Ringers (1988)
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.
Votes: 32,578 | Gross: $9.13M
34. Barney's Version (2010)
R | 134 min | Comedy, Drama
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
Votes: 22,134 | Gross: $7.50M
35. Biutiful (2010)
R | 148 min | Drama, Romance
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.
Votes: 75,212 | Gross: $5.10M