My favorite movies of all time

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1.
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
“ Amazing. Unbelievable. Awesome. Action-packed. Dramatic. Weirdly funny. Leo DiCaprio. Matt Damon. Jack Nicholson. Mark Walhberg. Martin Scorsese, you genius. THE DEPARTED. (Best Picture 2006) ” - amillerz3
 
2.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. (195 mins.)
“ For years, I thought Saving Private Ryan was Spielberg's dramatic masterpiece. Oh, how wrong I was. There were so many times in this movie where I had to bite the sleeve of my sweatshirt, trying not to cry. Steven Spielberg is officially the bravest director in the history of filmmaking because he not only made a movie about the Holocaust, he recreated it, and enveloped the world in the truth and the sorrow behind this horrific genocide. ” - amillerz3
 
3.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
“ Spielberg's second best work. The cinematography is beautiful and gritty, the themes are perfectly executed, the acting was very good, and the war scenes couldn't have been better if anyone tried. Should have won Best Picture easily over Shakespeare in Love. ” - amillerz3
 
4.
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
“ Again Scorsese, you are a genius. The "You think I'm funny scene" and the scene with Scorsese's mother were both awesome and the movie was so well done. ” - amillerz3
 
5.
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
“ ...what can I say? TOO MANY WINDOWS, MIRRORS, AND DOORS. ” - amillerz3
 
6.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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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
“ It really delves deep into the mindset of the soldiers and goes through the torment that was the rigorous and painful training. Kubrick's best in my opinion ” - amillerz3
 
7.
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man creates a strange system to help him remember things; so he can hunt for the murderer of his wife without his short-term memory loss being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ Perfection ” - amillerz3
 
8.
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
“ One of the most brilliantly acted and directed films of all time, Sidney Lumet's masterpiece stands the test of time and remains a claustrophobia classic to this day. ” - amillerz3
 
9.
Children of Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ A unique, thought-provoking plot, three dimensional characters, powerful script, and beautiful cinematography make this movie an underrated science fiction classic. ” - amillerz3
 
10.
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
“ Keyser Soze. If you do not know that name, find out by watching the movie. ” - amillerz3
 
11.
Casino (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ For the third time (and this is not the last), Scorsese you genius. Pesci is awesome (especially with the pen stabbing scene), and every minute of this three-hour mafia film is worth it. ” - amillerz3
 
12.
M (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ The first foreign film I've seen and loved. The perfect storytelling techniques (the criminals who bend the law sit around a circular table while the very straightforward cops sit around a rectangular table) and the great acting, mixed with an intriguing plot, make this a German film to see. ” - amillerz3
 
13.
Annie Hall (1977)
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Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ With all of these mafia movies and war dramas on my list, Annie Hall seems really out of place. However, this movie is pure brilliance. The best comedy ever made. I've never laughed harder in my life. Woody Allen's best and most perfected work. And it won Best Picture. ” - amillerz3
 
14.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ One of the most beautifully shot, acted, directed, and scored films of all time. It made me choke up on numerous occasions (not cry, just choke up). Couldn't have been more perfect if they'd tried. It would have easily won best picture if it wasn't competing against The Departed. ” - amillerz3
 
15.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. (141 mins.)
“ When you have Spielberg behind the camera with DiCaprio, Hanks, Walken, Adams, and Garner in front of it, its a recipe for perfection. And not one second is wasted here in this breezy Spielberg movie. ” - amillerz3
 
16.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary steals $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.)
“ C'mon. Hitchcock's masterpiece ” - amillerz3
 
17.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (137 mins.)
“ Pure Spielberg brilliance from head to toe. The best alien movie ever made with a classic twist at the end. ” - amillerz3
 
18.
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.)
“ Michael Madsen is psychotic, and the final scene is probably one of the most widely made fun of scenes in film history. Its still awesome, though. ” - amillerz3
 
19.
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
“ Most suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat movie I have ever seen. I don't think I breathed one while watching it. Also Best Picture. ” - amillerz3
 
20.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ A moving, heart-warming story that carefully weaves throughout history and features a powerful performance from Tom Hanks, one of the greatest actors of our time. ” - amillerz3
 
21.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ This was barely less psycho than Psycho itself. Gloria Stewart is brilliant, and William Holden is awesome. Craziness ” - amillerz3
 
22.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. (115 mins.)
“ Its ET. Everyone knows its Spielberg perfection ” - amillerz3
 
23.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Clint Eastwood's best work. A thoughtful, tear-enducing drama about the relationship between an up-and-coming woman boxer and an older, traditional trainer. ” - amillerz3
 
24.
Gangs of New York (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (167 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ One of the most violent movies I have ever seen. And I loved it. Scorsese you genius. ” - amillerz3
 
25.
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
“ Creepy...........and perfect. Also won the perfect 5 (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay). ” - amillerz3
 
26.
Rain Man (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ Dustin Hoffman at his best. What more can be said besides...BEST PICTURE WINNER!!!! ” - amillerz3
 
27.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ Saddest movie I have ever seen. The little kid was perfect. Hoffman and Streep were perfect. Everything was unbelievable. Also Best Picture ” - amillerz3
 
28.
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.)
“ C'mon. It's Hitchcock. The master. Making a movie tat takes place in one room. For two hours. Brilliance ” - amillerz3
 
29.
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
“ Mystic River has an unbelievable story and features magnificent performances from Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon. Clint Eastwood assures his place as a masterful director. ” - amillerz3
 
30.
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
“ 'Wendy, darling, light of my life, I'm not gonna hurt ya. You didn't let me finish my sentence. I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just gonna bash your brains in. Bash 'em right the *beep* in.' Messed up, but brilliant direction and Jack Nicholson's best performance to date (a little above The Departed) make this a horror story for the ages. ” - amillerz3
 
31.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ Brilliant acting, screenwriting, direction, and production design cumulate to make this ny favorite film of 2011. ” - amillerz3
 
32.
The King of Comedy (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy. (109 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese reunite for another masterpiece. Hilarious, dark, and psychotic, Robert De Niro will always be the King of Comedy. ” - amillerz3
 
33.
Strangers on a Train (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement. (101 mins.)
“ Hitchcock again. Brilliance ” - amillerz3
 
34.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ The VFX and SFX in this film could easily compete with some modern films. The acting was moving and occasionally humorous, despite mostly being dramatic, and the horrors of the war are revealed thoroughly (even though it is kind of weird watching Americans play Germans with American accents). ” - amillerz3
 
35.
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.)
“ Again. It's Hitchcock. What more to say? ” - amillerz3
 
36.
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
“ Jack Nicholson is brilliant, and its a perfect little movie with a very sad ending. Another Best Picture Winner. ” - amillerz3
 
37.
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
“ One of the most beautifully shot and well-constructed films of all time, The Shawshank Redemption features unbelievable performances from both Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman ” - amillerz3
 
38.
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 wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ This was the first movie I declared my favorite movie and got me really interested into the filmmaking process. Heath Ledger's performance is uncanny and Christopher Nolan directs his usual awesomeness ” - amillerz3
 
39.
Munich (2005)
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day. (164 mins.)
“ Another of Spielberg's masterpieces, Munich features excellent performances from Bana, Hinds, Craig, and Rush, as well as superb music, flawless cinematography, and some of the best shot composition I have ever seen. ” - amillerz3
 
40.
War Horse (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. (146 mins.)
“ Beautiful. Just...beautiful ” - amillerz3
 
41.
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 his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba. (202 mins.)
“ In my opinion, this sequel better displays the conflict between family and business by increasing Fredo's role, and Robert De Niro gives the performance of a lifetime. ” - amillerz3
 
42.
Rope (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime. (80 mins.)
“ Again. It's Hitchcock making a movie that takes place in one apartment...AND HE MAKES IT LOOK LIKE THE STORY IS CONTINUOUS WITH ONLY ONE OR TWO SHARP CUTS. ” - amillerz3
 
43.
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
“ 'You talking' to me? You talking' to me? Well I'm the only one here.' This movie is so unbelievable and so well done. Scorsese you genius (fifth time). ” - amillerz3
 
44.
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
“ The best Western of all time. You know when you think of a Western, and you think of robbers, thieves, Native American-esque music, and breathtaking cinematography? You are subconsciously thinking of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. ” - amillerz3
 
45.
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
“ Disgusting, disturbing, mortifying, and horrifying. However, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, and Morgan Freeman are all beyond brilliant, and David Fincher directs this lurid crime-mystery masterfully. ” - amillerz3
 
46.
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
“ Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning give powerful performances in this dark familial drama that pushes the envelope in the genre. Sam Mendes directs this film very successfully and the cinematography is absolutely beautiful and full of depth and meaning. ” - amillerz3
 
47.
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
“ A gritty depiction of life on the streets of Brooklyn as told in a flashback. Beautifully shot, directed, and performed, especially by the illustrious Robert De Niro. ” - amillerz3
 
48.
Dial M for Murder (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. (105 mins.)
“ A great detective story by the master himself. Hitchcock. ” - amillerz3
 
49.
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
“ The cinematography is brilliant, and it really goes deep into the minds of the soldiers.

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning." ” - amillerz3
 
50.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
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When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax. (117 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Again, Sidney Lumet is a genius at working with actors. Ethan Hawke, who usually doesn't do much to the world of hardcore drama, gives one of his best performances in this movie. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who mainly does hardcore dramas, gives one of his best performances in this movie. Marisa Tomei, again, same thing. Albert Finney, same thing. One of the most well acted, directed, and lighted (very "heavenly" lighting) films I have ever seen. ” - amillerz3
 
51.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
“ A dark, powerful, devastating drama that shows the true all-encompassing power of war. ” - amillerz3
 
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.)
“ The brain child of Spielberg and Kubrick is just as brilliant, disturbed, and beautiful as one would expect it to be: it contains the dark gritty setting that characterizes all of Kubrick's past achievements, but the pure humanism that Spielberg is associated with. ” - amillerz3
 
53.
Scarface (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ "Say hello to my little friend." BOOM! Scarface is one of the most gruesome stories ever told, with great performances all around, especially by the great Al Pacino. ” - amillerz3
 
54.
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.)
“ A very thoughtful and analytical film on the nature of violence. Plus, the action is very intense due to the minimalistic score, and Javier Bardem gives on of the best performances I have ever seen. Also Best Picture winner ” - amillerz3
 
55.
All the President's Men (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ Intense thriller with excellent performances from Redford and Hoffman. What makes this movie all the more fascinating is the dramatic irony, since almost everyone knows that Nixon was behind Watergate, so watching these reporters investigate this robbery and bugging is all the more interesting. ” - amillerz3
 
56.
The Truman Show (1998)
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ One of the oddest movies out there, The Truman Show will make you laugh, cry, scream for both joy and sorrow, and question the very meaning of your existence. 'And if I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night.' ” - amillerz3
 
57.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ A dark thriller with very interesting lighting schemes, strong performances, intense direction, and a unique story. Forever changed my view on how the world works...maybe there is a pattern... ” - amillerz3
 
58.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Pure silent cinema perfection. ” - amillerz3
 
59.
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
“ Best Picture. The performances were great, especially Mozart. That ending is brilliant. ” - amillerz3
 
60.
United 93 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September eleventh, 2001, that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ Only Paul Greengrass could have done this movie. Only Greengrass. He is one of the best modern thriller directors. With excellent performances from a largely unknown cast, the tragic true story of the passengers of flight United 93 will resonate with all, but especially with those who lived through this dark day. ” - amillerz3
 
61.
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
“ Messed up. Kubrick, you are one strange director. But you are brilliant too. Those black monoliths are so cool, and there is no dialogue for the entire beginning or the entire end. Really cool ” - amillerz3
 
62.
Platoon (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. (120 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ One of the best war movies ever made. The acting and direction were perfect, and the gruesome, disturbing elements of this film couldn't have been more so. ” - amillerz3
 
63.
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.)
“ Took a while, right? Also Best Picture. ” - amillerz3
 
64.
Cast Away (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Tom Hanks' best role besides Forrest Gump. Unbelievably moving, intense, and dramatic. ” - amillerz3
 
65.
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 definitive noir film. In my opinion, it is even better then Casablanca. If someone asks you what noir is, show them this film, and watch their jaws drop on the floor. On a side note, if it seems cliche, that is only because it set the standard for the entire mystery genre, so its techniques have been used and reused in the years since its release. If you look at it from the perspective of someone living in the forties, it's completely original ” - amillerz3
 
66.
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
“ He's a traitor, then he's a traitor, then he's a triple agent, then she's a quadruple agent. Also, it won Best Picture. ” - amillerz3
 
67.
A Bronx Tale (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s. (121 mins.)
Director: Robert De Niro
“ Another mafia movie, featuring Robert De Niro and Chazz Palimentiri at their heights and an unbelievable performance from an up-and-comer. ” - amillerz3
 
68.
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
“ Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer, and an onslaught of other names you'll automatically recognize. A truly entertaining and meaningful crime saga ” - amillerz3
 
69.
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
“ I'm not a fan of westerns, but this was the best western i've ever seen and one of the most thoughtful films ever made (if you haven't seen it, think about the nature of redemption while watching). Also best Picture ” - amillerz3
 
70.
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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
“ Epicness of Coen proportions. ” - amillerz3
 
71.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ Gregory Peck's dramatic courtroom scene make this film a pure success, and the translation from the book to the big screen couldn't have been more successful. ” - amillerz3
 
72.
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
“ Excellent story of a near tragedy. Well acted, especially by Tom Hanks and Ed Harris. Ron Howard's direction was phenomenal. ” - amillerz3
 
73.
City Lights (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Hilarious from beginning to end. Proves the timeless power of silent cinema. ” - amillerz3
 
74.
Pariah (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. (86 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees
“ A dark depiction of the life of an African-American lesbian. Beautifully directed, powerfully acted, and very well shot, this film is a remarkable improvement on the short film upon which it is based and it truly and honestly shows the struggle of a young girl trying to be herself in a society that prevents it. ” - amillerz3
 
75.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ A visual beauty featuring phenomenal performances from Bale, Hathaway, Hardy, and Caine. Nolan is at the top of his game with this dark, brooding, tale that more resembles a socialist class struggle than a comic book movie. The few flaws (like the slightly slow beginning and some dialogue that could have been crisper) are completely outweighed by the sheer scale, vision, and foreshadowing effect of this movie. ” - amillerz3
 
76.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
“ Unbelievable black and white and silent film from the 1920's. Having learned about the revolution depicted here, the historical background couldn't be more accurate. While it's one of the biggest pieces of propaganda film has ever seen, it's still worth the watch. ” - amillerz3
 
77.
The Aviator (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ "The way of the future...the way of the future...the way of the future...the way of the future...the way of the future...the way of the future..." Scorsese you genius (6th time) ” - amillerz3
 
78.
Winter's Bone (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. (100 mins.)
Director: Debra Granik
“ A beautifully shot, directed, and acted film with a truly unbelievable performance from Jennifer Lawrence in her career-starting role. ” - amillerz3
 
79.
Take the Money and Run (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Comedy at its purest form. Allen's first attempt to write, direct and star in a movie, and it is perfect. I'm going to re-watch it in a couple of minutes. ” - amillerz3
 
80.
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.)
“ King of Swamp Castle: Guards, make sure the prince doesn't leave this room until I come and get him.
Guard #1: Not to leave the room... even if you come and get him.
Guard #2: [hiccups]
King of Swamp Castle: No, no. *Until* I come and get him.
Guard #1: Until you come and get him, we're not to enter the room.
King of Swamp Castle: No, no, no. You *stay* in the room, and make sure *he* doesn't leave.
Guard #1: And you'll come and get him.
Guard #2: [hiccups]
King of Swamp Castle: Right.
Guard #1: We don't need to do anything, apart from just stop him entering the room.
King of Swamp Castle: No, no. *Leaving* the room.
Guard #1: Leaving the room, yes.
King of Swamp Castle: All right?
Guard #2: [hiccups]
Guard #1: Right. Oh, if, if, if, uh, if, if, uh, if, if, if, we... oh, if... oh...
King of Swamp Castle: Look, it's quite simple. You just stay here, and make sure he doesn't leave the room. All right?
Guard #2: [hiccups]
Guard #1: Oh, I remember, uh, can he leave the room with us?
King of Swamp Castle: No, no, no, no, you just keep him in here, and make sure...
Guard #1: Oh yeah, we'll keep him in here, obviously, but if he had to leave, and we were with him...
King of Swamp Castle: No, just keep him in here...
Guard #1: Until you, or anyone else...
King of Swamp Castle: No, not anyone else. Just me.
Guard #1: Just you.
Guard #2: [hiccups]
King of Swamp Castle: Get back.
Guard #1: Get back.
King of Swamp Castle: All right?
Guard #1: Right, we'll stay here until you get back.
King of Swamp Castle: And make sure he doesn't leave.
Guard #1: What?
King of Swamp Castle: Make sure he doesn't leave.
Guard #1: The prince?
King of Swamp Castle: Yes, make sure he doesn't leave.
Guard #1: Oh, yes, of course.
[Points at Guard #2]
Guard #1: I thought you meant him. You know, it seemed a bit daft me I were to guard him when he's a guard.
King of Swamp Castle: Is that clear?
Guard #2: [hiccups]
Guard #1: Oh, quite clear. No problems.
King of Swamp Castle: Right.
[King of Swamp Castle turns to leave the room, both guards follow him]
King of Swamp Castle: Where are you going?
Guard #1: We're coming with you.
King of Swamp Castle: No, no, no. I want you to stay here and make sure *he* doesn't leave.
Guard #1: Oh, I see. Right.

Funny movie. Awesome. ” - amillerz3
 
81.
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
“ A very well-exectued satire that can't be understood to its fullest extent until fifteen or so viewings. ” - amillerz3
 
82.
Minority Report (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder. (145 mins.)
“ An awesome Spielberg sci-fi thriller that is so fun and action-packed that it has to be on this list. ” - amillerz3
 
83.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ After seeing a string of Westerns that weren't too good, this revived the genre all together and set a new standard for me when watching this genre. ” - amillerz3
 
84.
The King's Speech (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ The plot was more or less predictable, but the acting was some of the best I have ever seen and this easily deserved its Best Picture win. ” - amillerz3
 
85.
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 alter-ego devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more... (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ A psychotic, fast-paced, energetic, movie. Brad Pitt was outstanding, as were Helena Bonham Carter and Edward Norton. Completely and utterly original, with some very interesting views on the primal nature of man. ” - amillerz3
 
86.
The Great Dictator (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ Another brilliant comedy from the master silent comedian with an excellent ending. ” - amillerz3
 
87.
Frenzy (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man. (116 mins.)
“ The master, Hitchcock. Again, need I say any more? ” - amillerz3
 
88.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge 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
“ This movie ruined "Singin' in the Rain" for me. ” - amillerz3
 
89.
Cape Fear (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him. (128 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Robert De Niro gives one of the best performances I have ever seen in a movie, and Scorsese shines in this true horror masterpiece. Scorsese, you genius ” - amillerz3
 
90.
High Noon (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ Another great western, High Noon remains famous for the way it uses real time to build intensity. And it sure does. ” - amillerz3
 
91.
Network (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Funny, dramatic, and with a mind boggling ending, the actors in this film give it their all and the result is unbelievable. ” - amillerz3
 
92.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Great! Sidney Lumet directs this film to success, with a winning performance from Al Pacino. "ATTACA!" ” - amillerz3
 
93.
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
“ It's Casablanca. That's the only reason I need. ” - amillerz3
 
94.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ This film represents the entire franchise. It was basically a four hour battle, and I loved that. Awesome ending to an awesome trilogy. (Also won best picture). ” - amillerz3
 
95.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ "God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs."

"Dinosaurs...eat man."

Best FX ever. So unbelievable. Spielberg, you are the man. ” - amillerz3
 
96.
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
“ Lucas...well done! You have created one of the most successful franchises in film history. Ever. ” - amillerz3
 
97.
Insomnia (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. (118 mins.)
“ Nolan is a genius. I feel that the reason this is only great, not excellent is because Nolan only directed this, he didn't write and direct as he did with all of his other films. Still, unbelievable performances from Al Pacino and Robin Williams make this a crime movie to see. ” - amillerz3
 
98.
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.)
“ Its an unbelievable movie, but the reason it's so low is because, for a while, I didn't really understand the point to it all. There was no reason to make this movie (at first in my mind). But its awesome nonetheless ” - amillerz3
 
99.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ I have one thing to say about this movie: David Fincher is a brilliant director. Also, Rooney Mara was a brilliant actress ” - amillerz3
 
100.
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.)
“ BWAH, BWAH! BWAH, BWAH! Unbelievable score, mindbending plot, great acting, and the most realistic effects I have ever seen. Also, watching that city bend upside-down in IMAX was the most unbelievable thing I've seen in a movie. ” - amillerz3