Movies with Life Lessons... Meaningful Movies With Important Life Lessons To Learn... Top movies... Top 100 Movies Ever... Inspirational Movies...

by princepratap | created - 07 Nov 2011 | updated - 14 Dec 2013 | Public

I am an Indian Chartered Accountant living in Dubai. I did NOT watch many movies till 2010. In the beginning of 2011, I decided to compensate for this by watching some great movies.

I did extensive research on the internet. My aim was to search for, find, and watch: Movies of Class & Movies with lessons to learn from. Though these were primary criteria, since I watched these movies spread throughout the year 2011 & till date, I had some valuable diverse additions to the list as well depending on certain periodic influences. This list is arrived at after watching around three times the total number of carefully chosen movies. I believe rejections improved the quality of this list.

The movies in this list are real class apart. You would enjoy watching them greatly if you share my taste, learning objective & level of intellect.

Each movie is a warehouse of inspirational ideas, stories, dialogues and examples. For the first few movies, I have wrote down below, a few key lessons which I learned from them. Kindly let me know your of your opinions or feedback by replying to this post. Thank you & Best Wishes- Prince Pratap

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1. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,367,936 | Gross: $171.48M

A true timeless classic. Perfection of a movie. I watched this movie more than 50 times so far, and still counting :). The movie is so deep. It teaches the philosophy of life in simple language. You will find yourself in this movie.

2. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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83 Metascore

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 970,466 | Gross: $760.51M

Lessons Learned from the Movie: 1. The universe is alive, so interconnected. If you are in alignment with the nature and do what is ethically right, the universe/nature itself will come to your aid, even changing its normal set of rules. 2. Care, nurture and preserve mother Earth, instead of giving in to the greed. 3. Fear nothing

3. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,437,478 | Gross: $330.25M

Lessons Learned from the Movie:

You don't have to be smart to become a super achiever. Single minded focus on one thing at a time can create miracles. The hero was kind of stupid (as the stupid does); still he become number one in many fields. Not all at once, but at different points of time. How? He single mindedly focused on that one thing. Without doubting or questioning, he obeyed what his trusted friends asked him to do. E.g. " Run Forrest Run". And, Secret of Ping Pong success: "Never take eye off the ball"......

You have to do the best with what God gave you.

I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time.

A Promise is a Promise.

4. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,665,036 | Gross: $292.58M

What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there in brain.

I bought the airline. It seemed neater.

Downwards is the only way forwards.

No. No, no. I was disappointed... that you tried (to be me instead of being you)

5. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.3
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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,096,804 | Gross: $206.85M

So many lessons, To name a few: 1. And why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up again. 2. To manipulate the fears of others, you must first learn to master your own. 3. It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.

6. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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82 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 956,280 | Gross: $290.48M

Luke: I don't think so. I'm looking for a great warrior. Yoda: Ohhh. Great warrior. [laughs and shakes his head] Wars not make one great.

Yoda: Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.

Yoda: You must unlearn what you have learned.

Yoda: Yes, run! Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice. Luke: Vader... Is the dark side stronger? Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive. Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad? Yoda: You will know... when you are calm, at peace, passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack. Luke: But tell my why I can't... Yoda: No, no! There is no "why".

Luke: All right, I'll give it a try. Yoda: No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

Luke: I don't, I don't believe it. Yoda: That is why you fail.

7. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,902,311 | Gross: $28.34M

Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Your positive attitude, consistent action can get you what you want irrespective of the adversest circumstances.

Your tool is not as important as your will power

That's all it takes really, pressure, and time.

I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.

And if you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further.

8. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.8
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66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,524,318 | Gross: $37.03M

Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your *beep* khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.

Narrator: On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

Tyler Durden: First you have to give up, first you have to *know*... not fear... *know*... that someday you're gonna die.

Tyler Durden: The things you own end up owning you.

Tyler Durden: Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.

Tyler Durden: Self improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction...

Tyler Durden: We're a generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is really the answer we need.

Tyler Durden: It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.

9. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 978,847 | Gross: $96.07M

Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

10. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

8.6
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,001,520 | Gross: $216.54M

Be fearless and take action. You have all the resources they need. Then why you are afraid to act. - The scene from the movie on this was really touching: Cpl. Timothy P. Upham (Character) carrying all the ammunition his colleagues (out of ammunition while fighting the enemy) need still, unable to move forward due to fear.

Captain Miller: Earn this.

Private Ryan: You can tell my mother that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she'd understand that.

11. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 883,349 | Gross: $70.51M

Lessons: 1. That small portion within your mind that is truly yourself is cannot be conquered by an outsider. Through pain sometimes we find our values. And find integrity. 2. Give hope to people , inspire them, moivate them for action. 3. An idea cannot be killed

12. Limitless (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

Votes: 461,605 | Gross: $79.25M

Imagine the greatness you can attain through using your mind & brain 100%

13. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 373,605 | Gross: $66.26M

14. X: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 569,476 | Gross: $146.41M

Impossible is Nothing

15. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,013,829 | Gross: $130.74M

This thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins (a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath) and Jodie Foster (a to be enrolled lady FBI agent who is a mission to identify & capture a psychotic serial killer at large).

This was a tough choice to be included in my list. I was wondering what is inspirational about this movie. Then i could find the following: 1. Lady FBI Agents fearlessness, her winning trust/compassion of a prisoner who could help the investigation (Hannibal Lecter), her intelligence, perseverance, compassion towards to be victims of a psychotic serial killer 2. Hannibal Lecter's intelligence, psychological skills, shrewdness

16. Ying xiong (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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85 Metascore

A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 159,008 | Gross: $53.71M

Lessons: 1. "I have just come to a realization! This scroll by Broken Sword contains no secrets of his swordsmanship. What this reveals is his highest ideal. In the first state, man and sword become one and each other. Here, even a blade of grass can be used as a lethal weapon. In the next stage, the sword resides not in the hand but in the heart. Even without a weapon, the warrior can slay his enemy from a hundred paces. But the ultimate ideal is when the sword disappears altogether. The warrior embraces all around him. The desire to kill no longer exists. Only peace remains." 2. Choose & use weapon after assessing the enemy. "Sky" don't even remove his sword/sphere from the leather cover when a bunch of kings men came to fight him. And then he defeated all of them single-handed. But when Jet Li come rushing towards him, he ("Sky") understands this fighter is different. and to survive he have to use his weapon to the fullest. We all can sense each other's capability quick. Its in our blood. Trust your intuition & subconscious. 3. A large part of all the fights happen in the mind. For e.g. the fight between "Sky" & "Local Perfect"(Jet Li). And when the music stops understand that it is high time to start the fight ;)

17. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 758,285 | Gross: $125.62M

Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

There are no secrets in your life. Everything is public ultimately. Someone is watching you always. Call it any name you like - God, Universe, your conscience etc.

18. Peaceful Warrior (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.3
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40 Metascore

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Tim DeKay

Votes: 22,904 | Gross: $3.96M

Socrates: Where are you? Dan Millman: Here. Socrates: What time is it? Dan Millman: Now. Socrates: What are you? Dan Millman: This moment.

“Everything has a purpose, even this, and it's up to you to find it.”

“Death isn't sad. The sad thing is: most people don't live at all.”

“The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.”

“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”

“A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.”

19. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.6
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59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 489,280 | Gross: $57.60M

Lessons: 1. Sense of humor even in life threatening situations 2. Importance of positive attitude that can make you a winner

20. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 204,700 | Gross: $184.21M

Major Fambrough: You wish to see the frontier? John Dunbar: Yes sir, before it's gone.

Stands With a Fist: [translating for Kicking Bird] He thanks Dances with Wolves for coming. John Dunbar: Who is Dances with Wolves? Stands With a Fist: It is the name all the people are calling you now.

John Dunbar: [voice-over] Nothing I have been told about these people is correct. They are not thieves or beggars. They are not the bogeymen they are made out to be. On the contrary, they are polite guest and I enjoy their humor.

John Dunbar: [voice-over] It was hard to know how to feel. I had never been in a battle like this one. This had not been a fight for territory or riches or to make men free. This battle had no ego. It had been fought to preserve the food stores that would see us through winter, to protect the lives of women and children and loved ones only a few feet away. I felt a pride I had never felt before.

21. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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66 Metascore

After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 966,218 | Gross: $53.09M

Cutter: Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"."

22. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 494,483 | Gross: $70.91M

We escape the routine when we excel in it. People are the key to your success.

23. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,103,280 | Gross: $187.71M

Lessons: 1. Strength & Honor 2. What we do in life echoes in eternity 3. Win the crowd

24. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 698,190 | Gross: $170.74M

Lessons: 1. Just see what mind can create 2. Each must find his own perfect 10 :)

25. Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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50 Metascore

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis

Votes: 71,195 | Gross: $80.57M

God lives within you as you; within me as me.

Liz Gilbert: Maybe my life hasn't been so chaotic. It's just the world that is and the only real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.

26. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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53 Metascore

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz

Votes: 209,354 | Gross: $51.40M

Grandfather: [whispering to boy aiming rifle] I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth. Then he won't see my breath. I take my time. I let him come closer. I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear. I'm a big boy now. Ready Vassili? Now, Vassili, fire!

Nikita Khrushchev: Vodka is a luxury we have. Caviar is a luxury we have. Time is not.

27. Ghajini (2008)

183 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan, Tinnu Anand

Votes: 45,765 | Gross: $2.43M

Lessons: 1. If you have a goal and if you care about your goal no one can stop you from attaining your goal (even your own short term memory loss). 2. Superior lifestyle of corporate business owners (luxury cars, private flights, Managerial subordinates....)

28. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.3
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 86,761 | Gross: $2.20M

Lessons: 1. Importance of taking responsibility E.g. a. For transforming the nation (fighting against the corrupt system), b. For your actions (killing the corrupt defense minister.) 2. The transformation which can happen in the lives of brat students when they become part of a bigger cause. 3. Centuries can go by, and still things can remain the same for people.

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29. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 259,330 | Gross: $6.53M

Lessons: 1. Make your passion your profession. That is the key to your super achievement in any field 2. There is a need for revamping conventional education system. 3. The difference between knowledge and its application.

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30. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

Not Rated | 186 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.3
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The truth behind the ascension of Milkha "The Flying Sikh" Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra, Art Malik

Votes: 48,946 | Gross: $1.63M

That day when I, Make sparrows fight the eagles, Transform jackal into a Lion, Make one fight an army of 125000, Then only my name is 'Guru Govind Singh'.

31. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

8.9
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The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 18,356

32. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Sanjay Gandhi, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh

Votes: 35,904 | Gross: $0.01M

Taking responsibility out of love

33. Terminator 2 (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 829,713 | Gross: $204.84M

Lessons: Send help from future to the current you. Save you now, Save you for the future, Support you, Help you now with help from the future you.

34. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 598,926 | Gross: $33.23M

So different, so nice a movie :)

Lessons So, my little Amélie, you don't have bones of glass. You can take life's knocks. If you let this chance pass, eventually, your heart will become as dry and brittle as my skeleton. So, go get him, for Pete's sake!

35. Transformers (2007)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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61 Metascore

An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 545,973 | Gross: $319.07M

Lessons: 1. Act when opportunity appears; she can be yours for ever (how the hero of the movie finds his girlfriend) 2. There is a very good chance that we (earth & its living creatures) are not alone in the universe. 3. Be true friends with the powerful, it may help you sometimes.

36. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

Votes: 201,635 | Gross: $93.47M

Edward Cole: Here's something to remember when you're older Thomas - never pass up a bathroom, never waste a hard-on, and never trust a fart.

Carter Chambers: You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.

37. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 788,454 | Gross: $380.84M

Lessons: Secrets behind great achievement: 1. Strong emotional, pressing Reason (finding his only son & bringing him back home) 2. Friends to help you and accompany you 3. Getting help on the way 4. Never giving up, Never even thinking of backtracking 5. In short: Just Believing it & Doing it.

38. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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95 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 710,478 | Gross: $191.80M

39. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 526,392 | Gross: $206.45M

40. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 515,620 | Gross: $267.67M

41. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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69 Metascore

Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 427,709 | Gross: $117.24M

Mickey: Women weaken legs!

Paulie: [talking about Adrian] You like her? Rocky: Sure, I like her. Paulie: What's the attraction? Rocky: I dunno... she fills gaps. Paulie: What's 'gaps'? Rocky: I dunno, she's got gaps, I got gaps, together we fill gaps.

42. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 315,221 | Gross: $95.86M

43. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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47 Metascore

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 392,243 | Gross: $139.31M

Seraph: Did you always know? The Oracle: Oh, no. No, I didn't. But I believed... I believed.

44. Tron (2010)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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49 Metascore

The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner

Votes: 281,516 | Gross: $172.06M

45. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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51 Metascore

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

Votes: 604,598 | Gross: $474.54M

46. A Room with a View (1985)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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80 Metascore

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

Votes: 32,782 | Gross: $20.97M

I don't care what I see outside. My vision is within! Here is where the birds sing! Here is where the sky is blue!

47. Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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46 Metascore

A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 293,158 | Gross: $97.69M

Lessons:

1. Say yes, that way you say yes to the opportunities which life has to offer to you 2. Importance of having fun in life, fear less and lead the life which you want to lead, attract peple you like into your life 3. One thing leads to another, things are not what they looklike, opportunities can come in any form/each situation has in itself seed of opportunity (even as a homeless begger)

48. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase

Votes: 140,430 | Gross: $13.76M

49. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.6
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96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 490,162 | Gross: $10.06M

50. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 45,073 | Gross: $34.70M

51. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 350,248 | Gross: $217.54M

52. The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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64 Metascore

A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Votes: 780,573 | Gross: $293.51M

53. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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86 Metascore

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 700,640 | Gross: $141.32M

54. Nandanam (2002)

145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Balamani the devotee of Guruvayoorappan has only one friend and that is Guruvayoorappan.

Director: Renjith | Stars: Navya Nair, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Revathy

Votes: 556

Belief creates the real thing.

55. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Votes: 51,823 | Gross: $3.08M

56. Barfi! (2012)

Not Rated | 151 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal.

Director: Anurag Basu | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla

Votes: 62,872 | Gross: $2.80M

57. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

Votes: 114,910 | Gross: $1.20M

Lessons: 1. Different people have different abilities, be a little more helpful & patient 2. Cause & Effect theory: Find the root cause of the problem to correct it. 3. We need teachers who are more compassionate than perfect.

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58. Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A smuggler rises to power in in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him, and a police officer is caught in the middle.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai

Votes: 12,885

Story of a real life hero- A good gangster who ruled the great city of Mumbai/Bombay decades ago.

Lessons: So many of them (just listed down a few below) 1. How big you shall become is dependent on how big your heart is. "Your pocket is empty, But when you speak, I feel that I am listening to an Emperor" 2. "Whose Destiny is the same are bound to meet up in the path" 3. "A man's greatest weakness is always more powerful than his greatest strength" 4. "When a man becomes immensely passionate about something, that passion becomes his true identity".

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59. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 603,773 | Gross: $45.60M

Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.

All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one.

The only thing in this world that gives orders... is balls. Do you have that.

60. Rakhta Charitra (2010)

125 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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A killer bandit decides to become a politician in order to avenge deaths in his family.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Shatrughan Sinha, Sudeep, Abhimanyu Singh

Votes: 3,117

One of the most violent movies I have ever watched. I rate it above "The Godfather".

Lessons: 1. Importance of having strong willed/morally upright sons (to take revenge on your behalf, if need be). 2. End justifies means 3. Enemy should be crushed completely and mercilessly 4. Importance of emotions & purpose in achieving goals- Goal achievement does not happen automatically. Strong emotional reasons prompts faster acheivement.

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61. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,299,626 | Gross: $134.97M

62. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 256,018 | Gross: $0.27M

63. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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79 Metascore

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 190,825 | Gross: $52.77M

64. Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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58 Metascore

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 287,040 | Gross: $179.02M

  • Sending help from the future
-Make your present decisions wisely, it has infinite implications

65. Pay It Forward (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

7.2
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40 Metascore

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, Jay Mohr

Votes: 102,727 | Gross: $33.52M

66. 50/50 (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 288,540 | Gross: $35.01M

67. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 320,865 | Gross: $39.87M

68. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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79 Metascore

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu

Votes: 492,611 | Gross: $124.99M

69. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.9
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37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 237,580 | Gross: $72.22M

70. Click (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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45 Metascore

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 267,380 | Gross: $137.36M

71. Despicable Me (2010)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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72 Metascore

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud | Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews

Votes: 429,708 | Gross: $251.51M

72. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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74 Metascore

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 550,154 | Gross: $217.58M

73. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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88 Metascore

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 760,653 | Gross: $293.00M

74. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 531,392 | Gross: $261.44M

75. Chicken Run (2000)

G | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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88 Metascore

When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.

Directors: Peter Lord, Nick Park | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Phil Daniels, Lynn Ferguson

Votes: 153,129 | Gross: $106.83M

76. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 826,834 | Gross: $19.50M

77. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Gracy Singh

Votes: 57,057

78. Fast Five (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 311,411 | Gross: $209.84M

79. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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95 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 531,246 | Gross: $96.96M

80. Guru (2007)

Not Rated | 166 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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70 Metascore

A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhavan

Votes: 17,826 | Gross: $2.09M

Lessons:

1. Dream big, Take action and Conquer achievement & success 2. Understand the system, understand how it works, appeal to the innate motivations of people, smile often/have sense of humor (this way you enter hearts of people), be a model/inspiration to others 3. Know that you are going to be great, instead of just being confident

81. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the 'professional' way, and the way of his heart.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Gauhar Khan, Mukesh Bhatt

Votes: 14,138

82. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.3
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68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 59,426 | Gross: $1.11M

83. Om Shanti Om (2007)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher

Votes: 32,316 | Gross: $3.60M

84. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

Votes: 60,515 | Gross: $120.28M

85. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 133,988 | Gross: $37.49M

86. Invincible (2006)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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63 Metascore

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway

Votes: 56,737 | Gross: $57.79M

Hero tasted success at a big level when he teared away negative affirmation about him.

Success happens when you combine passion with profession.

You can be an inspiration to a lot of people whom you don't know personally. (E.g. A man (Hero's dad) survives his 30 years of tough life based on the inspiration he received from a miraculous touchdown of his state football team hero.)

87. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 37,111 | Gross: $28.61M

Shows how an unknown school team go on to win a prestigious tournament. Some great inspirational quotes in it:

Coach Norman Dale: Strap, God wants you on the floor.

Coach Norman Dale: My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment.

Coach Norman Dale: I've seen you guys can shoot but there's more to the game than shooting. There's fundamentals and defense.

Coach Norman Dale: If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we're gonna be winners. ................

88. Up in the Air (I) (2009)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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83 Metascore

Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire.

Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Votes: 286,369 | Gross: $83.82M

Family cures loneliness. Concentrate on relationships that are more permanent instead of wasting time on nsa. People cater to their self interest only, that is why miles are the goal of business traveler instead of austerity.

89. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 688,094 | Gross: $303.00M

90. Last Man Standing (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken

Votes: 47,587 | Gross: $17.60M

Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Respect women, especially the cute ones;)

John Smith: [narrating] For most of my life I made my own rules. You don't do any favors. You don't ask for any. Watch the percentages. But you can know the rules and still do the wrong thing. The only thing I knew for sure was this: Strozzi, Doyle, and every son of a bitch that worked for them... they were all going to be better off dead.

John Smith: And that was it. It ended about the same place where it started, out in the desert on the road to Mexico. I was just as broke as when I arrived, but something would turn up. It always does.

91. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 563,168 | Gross: $6.10M

Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Effectiveness is not in speaking too much. The hero (the good) speaks only to the bare minimum requirement with maximum effectiveness. He was the smartest this way.

Don't be greedy. A man need only so much money. Sharing & kindness gives you moral, karmic credits which can be used in future.

Don't take yourself, and your physical comforts too seriously. What is important is where you are going and the principles you live by.

When you have to shoot...Shoot! Don't talk.

You never know when a Bill Carson (fortune) suddenly appear in front of you. Keep your eyes open :)

92. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 217,262 | Gross: $44.82M

93. Open Range (2003)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.5
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67 Metascore

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Diego Luna, Abraham Benrubi

Votes: 58,215 | Gross: $58.33M

Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

When you do what is right, even strangers come for your help. You don't need associates accumulated overtime against money.

Small selfless sacrifices can do a great deal for you in return (though expected nothing in return). E.g. saving the dog in the flood, gifting Cuban cigars to the guy, etc.

"People get confused in this life about what they want, and what they've done, and what they think they should've because of it. Everything they think they are or did, takes hold so hard that it won't let them see what they can be

We come for justice, not vengeance. Now them is two different things.

Well you may not know this, but there's things that gnaw at a man worse than dying."

94. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 245,011

95. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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63 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 697,221 | Gross: $44.02M

Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Never loose your control over yourself. Always be in control.

Don't be sleepwalking in your life. Live with awareness. The her types in a thousand times "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" without really understanding it and doing something about it.

96. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 482,204 | Gross: $18.35M

Key Lessons / Interesting Ideas from the movie - Prince Pratap:

Christopher McCandless: The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences.

Christopher McCandless: Happiness only real when shared.

97. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 692,931 | Gross: $138.43M

98. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 53,539 | Gross: $0.88M

99. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,487,556 | Gross: $107.93M

100. Never Back Down (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.6
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39 Metascore

A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet

Votes: 86,525 | Gross: $24.85M