Some of my favourite movies

This list is far from a definitive list of the Best Movies of All Time. These are just some of the greatest movies I've ever seen, and I would tell other people to go and see. I did my best to order them in a way that will do justice to what I feel about these films. However, I don't believe that any movie is ever objectively the best movie ever made, these things can change by the moment.
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Bob Roberts (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him. (102 mins.)
Director: Tim Robbins
“ I don't know how long this movie can realistically hold the no. 1 spot in any serious film-fan's list. But it's my personal no. 1 for pushing all the right buttons. It's a mockumentary, it's got really funny songs in it, Tim Robbins and Alan Rickman are both amazing performers, as well as Gore Vidal. And the script is just so well written. It's a masterpiece. ” - cowboykalira
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
“ The only movie that was so good I had to immediately watch it again after I´d seen it the first time. Kubrick fans always wanted me to watch A Clockwork Orange, but it´s this one I keep returning to again and again. ” - cowboykalira
My Name Is Nobody (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire. (116 mins.)
Director: Tonino Valerii
“ What? A Terrence Hill movie at no. 3 in the list? You must think I'm crazy. Well I might be. But I grew up watching this movie, and I still think it's the best western movie ever made. Western movies are loaded with cliches, and this one is no exception. But it's different in that is has no real heroes, just a tired old man, and a deluded prankster. Yes it is a comedy, but it challenges the genre more than any other western I've ever seen ” - cowboykalira
Downfall (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
“ A truly unique film, that focuses on the people behind the madness of the Nazi Regime. Grippingly realistic, claustrophobic, and uncomfortably honest. Great performance from all the actors, and a must-see for everyone who easily dismisses the nazis as beasts. Yes they were evil, but they were evil humans. That is what is most frightening about this film. ” - cowboykalira
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ There are movies that take you by the hand and lead you along a beautifully arranged garden path, some bumps and twists, but in the end all is well, and you can go home fulfilled and enlightened, and ready for your tea. This is not one of those films. This one grabs you by the neck and pulls you close enough for you to smell its rotting breath, and when it's done with you, it kicks you out into the gutter. It's absolutely brutal. I love it. ” - cowboykalira
Falling Down (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. (113 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ One of the best thrillers ever made. Nevermind the moral angle on this film, yes it does question some conventional morals, but that's not what makes it a good film. What makes it a good film is how it uses the unpredictability of a man who is falling apart to tell a gripping story. Also Michael Douglas´ best performance. ” - cowboykalira
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ I'll admit it : I love horror movies. There aren't many on my list here, maybe I'll add some more later. This one is the best one ever made though, and it'll be hard to ever beat it. It's perfectly paced, drawing you in slowly, until it is too late to turn back, and you have to watch to the end. Do you wanna get really scared by a movie? Look no further. ” - cowboykalira
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ I recently rewatched this movie, and couldn't believe I forgot how amazingly well-made it is. Every member of the cast gives a great performance. All the effects still hold up today, more than 30 years after it was made. And Ripley is one of the greatest action heroes of all time. ” - cowboykalira
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
“ The definition of a psychological thriller. Jodie Foster is definitely not my favourite actress, but nobody could have played Clarice Starling better than she did. Everybody has seen this film, if you haven't, do so before anyone finds out. ” - cowboykalira
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
“ After a little discussion about great movies I had, I realised I omitted this movie from my list earlier. Rewatched it, and now I feel ashamed for forgetting how absolutely brilliant this movie is. So, two Kubrick movies in the top 10. That doesn't seem very balanced. Your right, it isn't. I'll think up another great one to knock it of the 10 spot. Until then, it stays. I'm betting it's going to be here for a while. ” - cowboykalira
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ Quentin Tarrantino's first film. Already did everything Pulp Fiction was praised for so much, and did it better. If any film changed my taste in films forever, it was this one, and you get Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, and Harvey Keitel into the bargain. Wow! ” - cowboykalira
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
“ To be honest, I endlessly postponed watching this movie. Only saw it four years after it came out. It had been recommended to me by people who usually only watch overpretentious heavyhanded arthouse films. Don't mistake this film for one of those films. A modern fairytale, full of wonderful ideas, this is the best feelgood movie I have ever seen. ” - cowboykalira
The Jungle Book (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization. (78 mins.)
“ The first Disney I saw in the cinema. How could it not be on this list? Apart from that it is one of the best Disney films ever made in my opinion. Check out the scene after the fight between Bagheera and Bahloo, and watch the black and blue eyes gradually return to normal. That is why Disney has always been the best at doing animation. It focuses on every little detail. ” - cowboykalira
Batman Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (140 mins.)
“ I always disliked the old batman films for being way too cheeky. Yes, Batman is a man who dresses up as a bat to combat villains. Okay, that is a weird thing to do. Superhero movies are inherently unrealistic. This movie is as close as it's going to get to being believable, impressive and very very thrilling. ” - cowboykalira
Gandhi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (191 mins.)
“ Taken some time to let this movie sink in, and I still think it's brilliant. Best biopic ever made. Beautifully filmed, wonderful acting. Definitely a must-see movie. ” - cowboykalira
The Fugitive (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. (130 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ Just has everything a Hollywood movie should have : Action, drama, thrills, good acting, and a great plot. I wish more movies like this were made. ” - cowboykalira
Hurlyburly (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Hollywood movers and shakers dissect their own personal lives when everything seems to clash together. (122 mins.)
Director: Anthony Drazan
“ Dialogues, dialogues, and more dialogues. If ever a film could thrive on just that it is this one. Go and see it. Not enough people have. ” - cowboykalira
The Cable Guy (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences. (96 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ Jim Carrey is at his absolute finest in this off-beat comedy. I never laughed as much as I did watching this movie. Does it have any other merits? Well some, but that's not why the film is here. It's just stomach-achingly funny. ” - cowboykalira
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
“ How many bad sci-fi manga movies are there? There must be thousands. How many good sci-fi manga movies are there? Just one : this, and it's not just good, it's fantastic. ” - cowboykalira
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
“ Christian Slater is one of my favourite actors, but he played in so many terrible movies. This one is an exception to the rule. How could it be any different when Quentin Tarrantino wrote the script? ” - cowboykalira
The War of the Roses (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle. (116 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
“ I love this movie for its style. The story is good, the acting is good, but the editing, the set design, and the cinematography in this film make it a classic for me. If I wanna have a comfortable afternoon, I can crawl on the couch, turn this on, and it's bliss for 2 hours straight. ” - cowboykalira
Rebecca (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
“ I only recently discovered this movie. Great acting, wonderfully thrilling story, but what makes this film most brilliant is the way it was filmed and edited. Decades ahead of its time, Hitchcock creates an atmosphere of intensity that grabs you as soon as you see it. A master at work. ” - cowboykalira
The Game (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality. (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Like `The Fugitive´, I wish there were more films like this. It has everything Hollywood has to offer. ” - cowboykalira
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.)
“ This might drop off the list in a few years time, as it seems like one of those movies that grab you the first two or three times, and then turn out to be quite empty when you start to look a little bit closer. But for its very original plotline, and stunning design, this one has to be on the list for now. ” - cowboykalira
North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
“ Another Hitchcock movie, this one a little bit lighter than "Rebecca", or "Psycho". The movie apparently is considered Hitchcock's greatest work. I wouldn't know, I've only seen a couple of his movies, and I can't really compare them. But "North by Northwest" is one of those films that has it all. Suspense, action, intrigue, sensuality, all rolled into one beautifully shot piece of true craftsmanship. ” - cowboykalira
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people. (129 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson, and Courtney love show off their talent in this surprisingly impressive biopic of Hustler-magazine boss Larry Flynt. ” - cowboykalira
Poltergeist (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ I love horror movies, but they rarely scare me. This one did. The scene with the little boy checking under his bed for monsters is the scariest thing I've ever seen in a film. ” - cowboykalira
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
“ Classic sci-fi. Brilliant make-up effects, great story. All the sequels it spawned make it seem dumber than it really is. Forget all of that, and just judge it on its own. It's amazing. ” - cowboykalira
Pi (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ Darren Arronofski's breakthrough movie is one of the most captivating small movies I've ever seen in my life. Is knowledge helping us become happier persons or is it driving us crazy? The fantastic score by Clint Mansel finishes the job. Wow. Haven't seen it? Go watch it now, I'll wait here. ” - cowboykalira
Dead Alive (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ I decided to add some more horror movies to my list. This one needs to be in really. Is it scary? Well, it has its scary moments. What makes this movie great is its dark and original sense of humour. Highly influential on later gory horror movies. Peter Jackson of course went on to make some of history's greatest blockbusters. He never again was as sharp as with this one though. ” - cowboykalira
Trainspotting (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Funny, raw, tragic, and yet strangely motivational. Slightly different edit and this film would have been a disaster. As it is, it knows how to give every mood its rightful place. Balancing on the edge is its strongest point, and it does that brilliantly. ” - cowboykalira
Whale Rider (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
“ This film is unlike any other film I have seen. It's a timeless story of a girl who wants to win the love of her grandfather, and just simply never gives up. Bring a handkerchief, if you don't cry watching this, you are never gonna cry at a movie ever. ” - cowboykalira
JFK (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Would have been in the top 10 if I had made this list ten years ago. Has since dropped a long way. Does however feature one of the best casts ever seen in a film. Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pesci. ” - cowboykalira
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ David Cronenberg's finest work. As with all of his movies, "The Fly" is a fetishistic piece of physical sci-fi, but as is not always the case, this one gets the synthesis of all the elements just right. The mixture of revulsion, fear, and pity I feel as a viewer, is a testimony to the quality of the story-telling in this movie. ” - cowboykalira
The Dark Crystal (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world. (93 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
“ I remember seeing this film when I was ten years old, and being in complete awe of it. I then spent fifteen years looking for it, before the internet came along and I finally watched it again. I had anticipated being disappointed by it. But it actually pleasantly surprised me, and my childhood experience of it remains intact. ” - cowboykalira
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ I´m not a huge Robert Zemeckis fan, but he certainly has his moments. Back to the future was definitely his finest hour. Wacky, funny, action-packed, and full of imagination. It's like a really well-made amusement park ride. The other 2 parts of the series were equally funny, but less well paced and surprising than the first one. ” - cowboykalira
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ How could it not be on the list? This is just the ultimate popcorn movie. I wish I had been old enough to see it in the cinema when it came out, this would have been amazing to watch on the big screen. Hollywood is being criticized a lot for being shallow. Don't expect the Terminator to change the way you view the world. Just expect it to thoroughly entertain you. ” - cowboykalira
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ Tarantino's films seemed to get less good over the last years, and then he released this brilliant film. Ticks all the Tarantino boxes : amazing dialogue, off-beat story, great characters, and a fantastic soundtrack. It is a movie that sort of justifies its own existence, and nothing else. ” - cowboykalira
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ Another great movie by Darren Arronofsky. His main themes of obsession, addiction and self-destruction make for a particularly toxic cocktail in this devilish descent into naked madness. Arronofsky uses all the tricks he has in his book, and when he's got nothing left to grab you with, Natalie Portman's breathtaking acting performance just knocks you out cold. You want dark? Trust me, this one isn't for the faint of heart. ” - cowboykalira
After Hours (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop. (97 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ This movie has packed all the weirdness it could find into it. Could have been drivel, turned out amazingly well. I like it when a film does that : taking a plotline that can never be made into a coherent story, and making it work. Scorsese shows that it can be done, and it can be done good. ” - cowboykalira
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
“ The Tom Clancy novel adaptations with Harrison Ford in the role of Jack Ryan, unfortunately can't hold a candle to this movie with Alec Baldwin playing the character. I don't know if this has anything to do specifically with his acting. It is just an amazingly well made movie, wich had me on the edge of my seat. ” - cowboykalira
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. (132 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Yes, I know I said all westerns are full of cliches. This one is too. Probably not just a little because everyone who made a western after 1965 copied from the master. This movie has everything a western should have, executed perfectly. And it has one trump card that you just can't beat: Lee van Cleef. We all get a kick out of watching Clint, there's really only one Clint. But I always did like Lee van Cleef. Whatever happened to Lee? ” - cowboykalira
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (111 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ First movie by the Coen Brothers I saw, and needless to say I was enchanted by their style immediately. Lots of great cinematographic ideas in this one. As is always the case with movies by the Coen brothers, it has a very peculiar sense of humour that, if you like it, makes you feel very personally involved. Tim Robbins is great as the whimsically dumb anti-hero. ” - cowboykalira
Any Given Sunday (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them. (162 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Sports movies always suck. Except when they star Al Pacino, and are directed by Oliver Stone. Only one, huh? Yep, too bad. ” - cowboykalira
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Bewildering and hallucinogenic adaptation of the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. As a former user of psychedelic drugs, I must say this is the best depiction of an acid trip that has ever been made. Johnny Depp's hypnotic and hilarious narration gets me every time. ” - cowboykalira
RoboCop (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Trashy, grimey, cynical, dystopian, and extremely violent. Paul Verhoeven's style is all over this movie. If you are looking for a movie that will deliver you all the juicy stuff in one tasty snack, this one's on the top of the menu. ” - cowboykalira
Boogie Nights (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
“ "Boogie Nights" is one of those "actors"-movies. Although the cinematography and the set design are absolutely great, this movie shines mostly because of the amazing performances by Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, Don Cheadle, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. How do you even get a cast like that together? Fantastic! ” - cowboykalira
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 enjoying every second of his role as John Milton, and it shows. I'm not the biggest Pacino fan, but he's one of those larger than life actors. This movie is just great fun all the way. Also very good acting from Charlize Theron, and great cinematography. Is this a great movie? I don't really know, and don't really care. It's fun, thrilling, and has some interesting twists and turns. I like it a lot. So it goes on the list. ” - cowboykalira
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. (76 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ Hard to say anything about this film, except that it is great. I have seen it maybe twenty times, and I think I can now safely assume it will never bore me. "This is Halloween" and "What's this" are two of the best songs ever in a film, the animation is beautiful, and the story is a fantastic gothic fairytale. ” - cowboykalira
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
“ I saw this movie in History Class when I was fourteen, and it completely captivated me. The acting may be a bit dated, but the narrative holds up amazingly well. Young men get trained and sent to the front, but only when they arrive in the trenches do they start to understand what war really is. Powerful. ” - cowboykalira
Miller's Crossing (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 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
“ There are hundreds of movies about the Mafia. I get easily bored by them, only a few stand out. And from that few this one stands out like a sore thumb. Martin Scorsese, this is how it's done properly. ” - cowboykalira
eXistenZ (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged. (97 mins.)
“ Does this film belong on the list? I don't really know to be honest. It is really fun though, and having grown up with video games, I like it a lot. Fun performances by the cast, Jude Law in particular. And lots of Cronenberg's fleshy-techy fetishism. ” - cowboykalira
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor. (107 mins.)
“ Tin tin isn't my favourite comic book series, but it is one of the classics, and Spielberg shows how much he loved the books with this beautiful adaptation to film. It's one of the best adventure movies I've ever seen, and the motion capture animation style is suited perfectly for this type of story. An absolute delight, I can watch this in any mood, and just forget about everything for two hours of all out entertainment. ” - cowboykalira
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
“ The Ninth Gate is one of those movies that isn't that good at all, and still gets me every time I watch it. I like the theme of the movie, I like the dark visual style, and I like the tension it builds. That said, this movie is in the list only because it is one I've enjoyed many times, not because I consider it a great movie. ” - cowboykalira
8MM (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not. (123 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ A really tense thriller. Also, a journey of a man into a world wich challenges his morality. I don't like Nicholas Cage, but he does an excellent job in this film as the duty-bound private eye, who slowly gets drawn deep into a world of perversion and sadism. ” - cowboykalira
Man Bites Dog (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand. (95 mins.)
“ I was totally captivated by this movie when I was younger. Haven't seen it in a while, so I must rewatch it soon. Suffice it to say for now that this film is like a mix between the Blair Witch Project and Natural Born Killers, and is better than both. ” - cowboykalira
The Misfortunates (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
13-year-old Gunther Strobbe grows up surrounded by alcohol, trash and his completely useless father and uncles. Slowly but surely, he's being prepared for the same hapless life. Can he defy his destiny? (108 mins.)
“ My gripe with a lot of Dutch and Belgian films is that they usually are either vulgar or pretentious drivel. This movie took me by surprise, in that it avoids being either. Great acting performance by all of the cast, and a good story (based on a great book by Dimitri Verhulst). ” - cowboykalira
Cube (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
“ I love this film, even though it made a few poor plot development choices. The atmosphere is key here. Paranoid, claustrophobic, frantic, it's a great mix of thrilling emotions. Explores human weaknesses in a way that not a lot of movies do, and deserves credit for that alone. ” - cowboykalira