It's not the "best movies' list" but I think those movies (and the others I may forget) should be seen by everybody.
I'll update this list regularly. Open to any suggestion.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
“ Great movie, great score, great story, great cast....
A lesson of history, should be shown in schools. ” - lamiremi
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
“ The 11 oscars were not stolen, James Cameron is a genius. ” - lamiremi
Seven Years in Tibet
True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet. (136 mins.)
“ As a french guy, I'm really proud of what Jean-Jacques ANNAUD did.
Part of contemporary history that everyone should learn about. ” - lamiremi
Full Metal Jacket
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.)
“ I decided to pick only one movie from Stanley Kubrick but they all are great, even if some of those have aged a little like 2001. ” - lamiremi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ One of the greatest movies ever made.
But you don't want to watch the sequels..... ” - lamiremi
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
“ Tom Hanks at the top.
He was on fire at this moment since he starred in Philadelphia and Appolo 13 just before Forrest Gump. ” - lamiremi
Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends, a mafia underboss and a casino owner, for a trophy wife over a gambling empire. (178 mins.)
“ I had to put a De Niro/Scorsese since it has become part of history.
Casino is one of those that I like the most, all actors really are at their best level. ” - lamiremi
The Last of the Mohicans
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
“ Daniel Day-Lewis at the opposite of his part in Gangs of New-York.
Part of American history, I may also add in this list Little Big Man and Dances with Wolves. ” - lamiremi
“ You may find a lot of movies including Brad Pitt in this list....
The story of Lestat and Louis with the young Kristen Dunst really is a must see, Anne Rice's characters are great. ” - lamiremi
A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his success of terminating three warriors. (99 mins.)
“ Even if you don't like people fighting in bamboo trees, you will love the background and the work of the art director. This movie is amazing on many levels. I may add later House of the Flying Daggers. ” - lamiremi
Life Is Beautiful
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. (116 mins.)
“ A different way to learn history.
A classic. ” - lamiremi
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.)
“ Let's stay in WWII with this awesome movie with Liam Neeson. ” - lamiremi
“ Loved the movie and the score is awesome too. ” - lamiremi
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
“ Great cast and great music (thank you Hans Zimmer). ” - lamiremi
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.)
“ Great job adapting this novel.
Anticipation movie that has not aged a bit. ” - lamiremi
Paths of Glory
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
“ Kirk Douglas at the top.
Stanley Kubrick too. ” - lamiremi
The Silence of the Lambs
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.)
“ The best serial killer movie, before Se7en.
It's a shame Jodi Foster didn't do anything else valuable (except Maverick or Taxi Driver but she was not the main character). ” - lamiremi
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
“ Kevin Spacey, awesome music, great lines, good idea, wonderful movie. ” - lamiremi
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
“ Is there a list without this movie ? ” - lamiremi
American History X
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
“ Edward Norton at his best.
Great story. ” - lamiremi
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept. (76 mins.)
“ Tim Burton's masterpiece.
Did not aged a bit and can be watched at any age. ” - lamiremi
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
“ Pixar's breakthrough.
A complete change in animated movie. ” - lamiremi
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. (125 mins.)
“ Hayao Miyazaki.
If this name doesn't ring a bell, update with Chihiro, Totoro (my favorite), Hauru or Mononoke. ” - lamiremi
Grave of the Fireflies
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
“ Let's stay in Japan with this masterpiece.
Probably one of the sadest stories ever put on screen, you will cry, believe me... ” - lamiremi
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ Alfred Hitchcock.
You have to see some of his movies.... ” - lamiremi
Small Time Crooks
A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success. (94 mins.)
“ I picked one movie by Woody Allen but you can go with any of them... ” - lamiremi
The Ten Commandments
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
“ Just watch Charlton Heston movies.
Ben Hur, Planet of the Apes.....they are great. ” - lamiremi
West Side Story
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (152 mins.)
“ A classic.
May seem a little outfashionned....but it's something you always hear about, so watch it. ” - lamiremi
Romeo + Juliet
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. (120 mins.)
“ Baz Luhrmann.
Ballroom dancing, Moulin Rouge, Australia..... just pick one and watch it. ” - lamiremi
Romeo and Juliet
When two young members of feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues. (138 mins.)
“ Zefirelli did a great job with this story.
A real classic adapatation but well served by a good cast and wonderful musics. ” - lamiremi