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1.
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.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Irreversible (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. (97 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
5.
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
 
6.
I'm Not There. (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
7.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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.)
 
8.
21 Grams (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con. (124 mins.)
 
9.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
10.
The Killing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
11.
5x2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Five stages in the romance between a woman and a man. (90 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
12.
Betrayal (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering... (95 mins.)
 
13.
The Limey (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death. (89 mins.)
 
14.
Run Lola Run (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Lone Star (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
17.
Groundhog Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
18.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
Night on Earth (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night. (129 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
21.
Lost Highway (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
22.
Reconstruction (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair. (92 mins.)
Director: Christoffer Boe
 
23.
Prospero's Books (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and... (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
24.
Bad Timing (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A psychiatrist living in Vienna enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair. (123 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
25.
Uncertainty (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A young couple, in love and facing a life-changing decision, find one seemingly ordinary July 4th cleaved in two by the flip of a coin on the Brooklyn Bridge. (101 mins.)
 
26.
Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A lush, elegant epic taking us on a time-swirling trip down the infinitely complex labyrinth that is Marcel Proust's memory lane. (169 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
27.
Inland Empire (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
28.
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
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
 
32.
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate. (110 mins.)
Director: Roger Avary
 
33.
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
 
34.
The Weight of Water (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873... (113 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
35.
The Apartment (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance... (116 mins.)
Director: Gilles Mimouni
 
36.
Exotica (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Francis, whose daughter was murdered a few years ago, is always watching Christina dance in the night club Exotica. One night he is dared to touch the girl and ends up being thrown out. He then sends in Thomas to try and find explanations. (103 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
37.
Short Cuts (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents. (188 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
38.
The Key (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
(115 mins.)
 
39.
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
 
40.
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths. (132 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
41.
Sliding Doors (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Howitt
 
42.
Retroactive (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband. (91 mins.)
Director: Louis Morneau
 
43.
Deja Vu (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims. (126 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
44.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
 
45.
Liebestraum (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two love affairs, a generation apart. Nick, a professor of architecture in upstate New York, comes to... (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
46.
Timecode (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Four frames of simultaneous action that alternately follow a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company. (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
47.
Take (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another. (98 mins.)
Director: Charles Oliver
 
48.
Crash (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
49.
Playing by Heart (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. (121 mins.)
Director: Willard Carroll
 
50.
Babel (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. (143 mins.)
 
51.
Under Suspicion (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder... (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
52.
The I Inside (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An amnesiac discovers himself leaping through time between 2000 and 2002 as his past returns to him. (90 mins.)
 
53.
The Air I Breathe (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life. (95 mins.)
Director: Jieho Lee
 
54.
Femme Fatale (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her. (114 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
55.
Lantana (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney. (121 mins.)
Director: Ray Lawrence
 
56.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death. (113 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
57.
Vantage Point (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives. (90 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
 
58.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. (131 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
59.
The Burning Plain (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood. (107 mins.)
 
60.
Blind Chance (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life. (114 mins.)
 
61.
Franklyn (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A portrait of the broken lives of four people (a vigilante detective, a worried parent, an awkward man looking for love and a suicidal artist) as they all struggle to cope in their religiously-dystopian city. (98 mins.)
Director: Gerald McMorrow
 
62.
Yes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In this film, told almost entirely in iambic pentameter, She is a scientist in a loveless marriage to Anthony... (100 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
63.
The Situation (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of an American journalist, a CIA operative, and an Iraqi photographer against the backdrop of the bloody war in Iraq. (111 mins.)
Director: Philip Haas
 
64.
The Five Senses (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman... (106 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Podeswa
 
65.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
66.
(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
 
67.
Stolen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years. (91 mins.)
Director: Anders Anderson
 
68.
Palindromes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
69.
Passion of Mind (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A psychological romantic thriller where fantasy and reality become indistinguishable for a woman leading a double life in her dreams. (105 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
 
70.
Mahler (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Composer Gustav Mahler's life, told in a series of flashbacks as he and his wife discuss their failing marriage during a train journey. (115 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
71.
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A cross-dressing mental patient escapes from an asylum and robs a bank. The money is soon stolen from him, and he embarks on a killing spree in an attempt to retrieve it. (90 mins.)
Director: Aris Iliopulos
 
72.
Gomorrah (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
73.
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.)
 
74.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
75.
The Tesseract (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A psychologist, an Englishman, a bellboy and a wounded female assasin have their fates crossed at a sleazy Bangkok hotel. (96 mins.)
Director: Oxide Chun Pang
 
76.
The Acid House (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
 
77.
11:14 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The events leading up to an 11:14 PM car crash, from five very different perspectives. (86 mins.)
Director: Greg Marcks
 
78.
The Dead Girl (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect. (85 mins.)
Director: Karen Moncrieff
 
79.
Traffic (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business. (147 mins.)
 
80.
Heaven (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club... (103 mins.)
Director: Scott Reynolds
 
81.
Possession (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell. (102 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
 
82.
Criminal Justice (1990 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Denise Moore is robbed and her face is slashed as she is leaving a crack house. At the police station... (90 mins.)
Director: Andy Wolk
 
83.
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Confused, non-linear film tells the sexual story of a film director from his life at age 5, age 12, age 16... (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
84.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
85.
Following (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. (69 mins.)