80 Best Dramatic Movies of the Modern Era

My favorite drama/thrillers from the late 60s and on. I've tried to place them in some kind of order although my top 5 is based more on Cinematic Classic status than on my own preference although every one of them is a fantastic movie. If you are wondering why there is no Mystic River or Million Dollar Baby in here its because I have yet to enjoy a Clint Eastwood directed scmaltzfest. No apologies I just hate 'em. (OK, I recently added Bloodwork to the list, but I promise it is almost scmaltz-free.) Hope you enjoy browsing this list and if you know and like any of them, check out some of the ones you don't and I promise you won't be disappointed.
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1.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ Spielberg's masterpiece. ” - steveoinsd
 
2.
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.)
“ One of the all time greats. ” - steveoinsd
 
3.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
“ The greatest sequel ever. ” - steveoinsd
 
4.
Chinatown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ One of Hollywood's best ever. Jack is magnificent. ” - steveoinsd
 
5.
The Pianist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Wow. An amazing and moving true story. Brilliant. ” - steveoinsd
 
6.
A Civil Action (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyers. (115 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
“ My favorite John Travolta movie. He was made for this part. ” - steveoinsd
 
7.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ A quirky but genius movie. Funny and riveting and the dialog is so clever. ” - steveoinsd
 
8.
Basic Instinct (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. (127 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Pacey, exciting, edgy and Sharon Stone naked. ” - steveoinsd
 
9.
Angel Heart (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. (113 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ Dark, mysterious. Brilliant. ” - steveoinsd
 
10.
The Insider (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Another great true story. The music and the cinematography are ethereal. The dialog so well written. Pacino is brilliant in this. ” - steveoinsd
 
11.
The Cooler (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation. (101 mins.)
Director: Wayne Kramer
“ Baldwin and Macy at there finest. Funny and moving - a great little story. ” - steveoinsd
 
12.
The Ninth Gate (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones. (133 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Depp is perfect for this part. The story is gold dust. ” - steveoinsd
 
13.
The Name of the Rose (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey. (130 mins.)
“ A great medieval detective story. Full of cruelty, mystery and humor. ” - steveoinsd
 
14.
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
“ Simply brilliant film-making. What an amazing cast. ” - steveoinsd
 
15.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
“ A timeless classic. One of Newman's and Hollywood's greatest. ” - steveoinsd
 
16.
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
“ Scorsese's triumph. Hilarious and hugely entertaining. ” - steveoinsd
 
17.
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself. (129 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ Another amazing true story. About parental love and dedication. Truly a great film. ” - steveoinsd
 
18.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander. (129 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Rudyard Kipling could really kick it. Caine and Connery are amazing together. ” - steveoinsd
 
19.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. (131 mins.)
“ Great true story of corporate greed, incompetence and ruthlessness brought to book by the little woman. ” - steveoinsd
 
20.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Masterpiece of Film Noir with a twist - its set in the future. ” - steveoinsd
 
21.
The China Syndrome (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant. (122 mins.)
Director: James Bridges
“ Jack Lemmon and Jane Fonda at their best. ” - steveoinsd
 
22.
Salvador (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980. (122 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ James Woods nails it in this provocative expose of the CIA's dirty work in South America. ” - steveoinsd
 
23.
Presumed Innocent (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Carolyn Polhemus, an up-and-comer in the Kindle County D.A.'s Office, is found viciously murdered in her home... (127 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ Just a great ride of a movie. ” - steveoinsd
 
24.
True Romance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Another Fun, entertaining, cool movie from Tarentino. Great performances all round. ” - steveoinsd
 
25.
The Getaway (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ Classic with Steve McQueen at his coolest, meanest and best. A very hot Ali McGraw co-stars. ” - steveoinsd
 
26.
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 modern instant classic. ” - steveoinsd
 
27.
The Gift (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared. (112 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Edgy, dark, scary and a great film. Twists galore. ” - steveoinsd
 
28.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ The ending just blew my mind. The rest of it was pretty darned good too. ” - steveoinsd
 
29.
Total Recall (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he? (113 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ A rollicking, rolling sci-fi adventure drama. Arnie is really good in this. ” - steveoinsd
 
30.
The Verdict (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. (129 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Paul Newman classic. Say no more. ” - steveoinsd
 
31.
Zodiac (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. (157 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ A great story. Based on awful true events. It zips along. ” - steveoinsd
 
32.
Jackie Brown (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. (154 mins.)
“ Maybe a bit long but what a great cast and storyline. ” - steveoinsd
 
33.
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.)
“ Slows down at times but the payoff scenes are worth it. ” - steveoinsd
 
34.
The English Patient (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
“ Visually brilliant. A long, long movie but a classic. ” - steveoinsd
 
35.
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war? (135 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Drags you down and holds on to you. ” - steveoinsd
 
36.
The Last Seduction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme. (110 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
“ Linda Fiorentino. ” - steveoinsd
 
37.
Body Heat (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband. (113 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ Classic Film noir. The heat between Turner and Hurt is palpable. ” - steveoinsd
 
38.
Malice (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor. (107 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
“ Great story of deceit and revenge. ” - steveoinsd
 
39.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
James is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay... (119 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
“ Moving story about a teacher and a deaf girl. Classic. ” - steveoinsd
 
40.
Owning Mahowny (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history. (104 mins.)
“ Just a well made and acted film. Simple but effective. ” - steveoinsd
 
41.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ A great story about greed, bad luck and mistakes with tragic consequences. ” - steveoinsd
 
42.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird. (130 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Buddy movie with chicks. Just great. ” - steveoinsd
 
43.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. (102 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Tom Hanks not playing Tom Hanks. Its really good. ” - steveoinsd
 
44.
The Killing Fields (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
“ Classic true story about Cambodia. ” - steveoinsd
 
45.
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives. (105 mins.)
Director: Don Roos
“ Rollicking, raunchy. Grabs you by the scruff of the neck. ” - steveoinsd
 
46.
Quiz Show (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ Expose of the 50's Quiz show industry. Highly entertaining. ” - steveoinsd
 
47.
Scandal (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government. (115 mins.)
“ A great British movie. Who knew? ” - steveoinsd
 
48.
The Ice Harvest (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash. (92 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ Great work by Billy Bob and John Cusack. ” - steveoinsd
 
49.
Hollywoodland (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, the star of the television series Adventures of Superman. (126 mins.)
Director: Allen Coulter
“ A hidden gem. Ben Affleck can direct and act. ” - steveoinsd
 
50.
The Ides of March (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. (101 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
“ Modern classic about dirty politics. ” - steveoinsd
 
51.
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. (117 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Rob Redford in a really good spy thriller. ” - steveoinsd
 
52.
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date. (144 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Pacino is brilliant as always and somehow Keanu Reeves doesn't ruin it. ” - steveoinsd
 
53.
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles. (121 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ Great if a bit slow moving drama with William Hurt. ” - steveoinsd
 
54.
Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case. (120 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
“ Funny, moving and satisfying British film about disappearance of a young girl. Great twist at the end. ” - steveoinsd
 
55.
Mask (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempt to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances. (120 mins.)
“ Movie gold with Cher. ” - steveoinsd
 
56.
Misery (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ A decent Stephen King flick. ” - steveoinsd
 
57.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Quirky, edgy, mysterious offering from David Lynch. No surprises that its all surprising. : ) ” - steveoinsd
 
58.
Witness (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Another great movie with Harrison starring. ” - steveoinsd
 
59.
Thunderheart (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ Love this movie. Very few people have seen it but its really good. ” - steveoinsd
 
60.
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on... (121 mins.)
“ Classic Mickey Rourke. ” - steveoinsd
 
61.
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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
“ Don't miss this. Macy is brilliant as always and the accents will kill you. ” - steveoinsd
 
62.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor. (103 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
“ Very clever, funny and entertaining. Title was borrowed from an Italian critic's review of a Bond movie. ” - steveoinsd
 
63.
Cop Land (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City police officers slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption. (104 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Stalone in a really good movie. Pass me the smelling salts. ” - steveoinsd
 
64.
Bound (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar. (108 mins.)
“ Raunchy, entertaining stuff. ” - steveoinsd
 
65.
Klute (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute. (114 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland when he was in good movies. ” - steveoinsd
 
66.
Gorky Park (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government. (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
“ Surprisingly good stuff with Willaim Hurt and Lee Marvin. Should be better known. ” - steveoinsd
 
67.
The Salton Sea (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a tragic incident, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies. (103 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
“ Cool dark story. Val Kilmer with his usual intensity. ” - steveoinsd
 
68.
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love. (130 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Another Jack-fest. ” - steveoinsd
 
69.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (119 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ Not my favorite Michael Douglas film but pretty good stuff nonetheless. ” - steveoinsd
 
70.
The Grifters (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ A good, honest, enjoyable film. ” - steveoinsd
 
71.
Bitter Moon (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman... (139 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Bit long winded in the middle but still a fun if cautionary tale of sexual hedonism. ” - steveoinsd
 
72.
Secret Window (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice." (96 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
“ Johnny Depp is really good in this. Its a bit like his role in the Ninth Gate. ” - steveoinsd
 
73.
Get Carter (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
“ Classic British 60's black and white crime story about revenge. ” - steveoinsd
 
74.
City Hall (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences. (111 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
“ Good solid performances. Quite enjoyable. ” - steveoinsd
 
75.
What Lies Beneath (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind. (130 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Actually a ghost story but not at the beginning. A few flaws in the plot but it really pulls you along. ” - steveoinsd
 
76.
Alpha Dog (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list. (122 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
“ Most recent film in my list. Some really good performances and a fascinating plot based on another tragic true story. ” - steveoinsd
 
77.
Into the Night (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull... (115 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Really enjoyed this fun, frothy caper. ” - steveoinsd
 
78.
Jagged Edge (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack... (108 mins.)
“ Dark, moody thriller. With lots of twists. ” - steveoinsd
 
79.
Coma (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy. (113 mins.)
“ A bit dated now. But at the time this was really scary stuff. ” - steveoinsd
 
80.
Blood Work (2002)
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Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer. (110 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Not a bad offering from Clint as director and lead. I usually hate his writing and directing. ” - steveoinsd