Favourites <3

I love films that keep you thinking alot afterwards... I love all kinds of film genres - very open-minded me - however I only like films which have been put together with talent and passion. Unfortunately I could watch a film that could change my life, then forget all about it a week later. So here's my ongoing list to remind myself of some unbelievable creations... <3
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1.
Waking Life (2001)
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A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. (99 mins.)
“ A beautiful, philosophical film that won me over with it's incredible different angle and mindspinning context. ” - kimberleymoore
 
2.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Intense and admiring, this japanese film blew me away. Twisted storyline noone could ever guess and great fight scenes - this tarnished love story will definitely make an impression!! ” - kimberleymoore
 
3.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
“ A wonderful story, proving you can make light of a dark situation. Steve Carrel plays, for me, his best performance. This film is lovely, just lovely. ” - kimberleymoore
 
4.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ John Goodman's best character without question! This film is hilarious and definitely recommendable if you fancy watching a brilliant ''murder mystery'' film that will never get old! ” - kimberleymoore
 
5.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ One of my undoubtable favourites - Fightclub can be watched over and over again and there will still be parts that intensely fascinate you...

If never seen, please watch - I heard Brad Pitt approached the director of this film for the particular character of Tyler Durdan. Edward Norton is sensational. This film is a cult classic for a reason - it focus' on life and reality...along with fighting each other and ''the system''. ” - kimberleymoore
 
6.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Incredible story of a young girl (Natalie Portman) who meets an assassin (Jean Reno). Without giving any of this amazing movie away - there is a villian cop/mafia type played by Gary Oldman.

Three brilliant actors don't dissapoint in this intense, dark yet wonderful film. Is gruesome and shocking at times - but equalling rewarding with love! Must see... ” - kimberleymoore
 
7.
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ Guy Pearce is excellent portaying the main character, who has no short-term memory.

We jump into the story straight away and remain gripped to the edge of your seats... As you try and work out the plot puzzle, all actors are brilliant in keeping you there with them. I love how it keeps you guessing without becoming confusing. Intense film that kept me thinking about it for a good few hours after I'd watched it! ” - kimberleymoore
 
8.
Liar Liar (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A fast track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after the lawyer turns his son down for the last time. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ Such a funny film! Jim Carrey who plays a ferrocious lawyer - can only tell the truth for 24 hours! This results in some hilarious problems! This film isn't a stupid comedy - it's well written and is full with alot of cringe worthy moments! ” - kimberleymoore
 
9.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ Brilliant documentary for those interested in questioning the certain beliefs. . . ” - kimberleymoore
 
10.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ If you watch this film please make sure you have the second to follow! Much better all in one go.

Kill Bill is just movie perfection. ” - kimberleymoore
 
11.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
“ Must see both films together in my opinion! Even though the second one is my favourite because more of my favourite scenes are in this one!

In my opinion, you can't fault either films in the slightest. Same league as Pulp Fiction, pure talent and art. ” - kimberleymoore
 
12.
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
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A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (123 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Aw I forgot about this film! Absolutely amazing, if you want to know what its like to be a vampire - this is perfect!

Tom Cruise starts as an ordinary man who learns to be a vampire. This explicitly dark yet beautiful film, leads you through alot of intense emotions you feel truely experienced after watching! ” - kimberleymoore
 
13.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Perfect film! It takes you to another world and I loved every minute I was there! :D

Great soundtrack and flawless rememberable scenes - if you are unlucky enough to have not yet seen this masterpiece - you will not regret! ” - kimberleymoore
 
14.
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.)
“ This is my favourite of the three. All three are amazing - you could try attempt them all in one go but I think that's about 12 hours maybe more!

This film is a brilliant insight to the powerful mafia world of an italian-american family. Excellent. ” - kimberleymoore
 
15.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ Simon Pegg is one of my favourite writer's because of his brilliantly comic book-style mind! He can't resist a bit of fighting or some laugh-out-loud slapstick scenes! This black comedy is a british classic. ” - kimberleymoore
 
16.
Dracula (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
“ Gary Oldman's incredible portrayal of Dracula is MESMERIZING! Prepare to be blown away with this excellent tale.

This dark fantasy is about Dracula reuniting with his lost love in a ''modern day'' generation. I say ''modern day'' because it is still set hundreds of years ago. Anthony Hopkins plays Van Helsing! Winona Ryder is a beautiful and brilliant character - she is pure yet tainted by Dracula! Great adult fairytale. ” - kimberleymoore
 
17.
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (129 mins.)
“ Please watch ''Matrix'' and ''Matrix Reloaded'' before this one!!!

Very well created - so realistically made and philosophical, this sci fi is more than a film - it's an idea of what earth would be like if we lost control of our world to computers!
But also how we would fight back (: ” - kimberleymoore
 
18.
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.)
“ A lesbian lovestory involving mafia!

Jennifer Tilly (chucky) and Joe Pantoliano (Matrix & Memento) are the married couple. A pretty handywoman gets on the scene and before you know it - we're stuck in an edge-of-your-seat web of lies and as the two women try to outsmart the mafia, the control goes to and fro - keeps you guessing!! ” - kimberleymoore
 
19.
Buffalo '66 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, who he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit. (110 mins.)
Director: Vincent Gallo
“ How could I forget this phenomonal creation - written and starred by Vincent Gallo.

It is pretty much just himself and Christina Ricci (Adam's family!) and their strange meeting after he leaves prison. ” - kimberleymoore
 
20.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ This beautiful anime film tells the story of a young girls experience in a different world :D

So creative and wonderfully bizarre, this does exactly what a movie is supposed to do - take you to the place and let you feel your own experience...<3 ” - kimberleymoore
 
21.
Chopper (2000)
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Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ This ''comedy'' is a lighthearted look through the eyes of notorious Australian legend, Mark ''Chopper'' Read, played by Eric Bana (Time Travellers Wife & Black Hawk Down)

Shocking and strangely empathizing, this film is a brilliant unbelievable true story! ” - kimberleymoore
 
22.
Human Traffic (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture. (99 mins.)
Director: Justin Kerrigan
“ Brilliant film!!! Makes you want to go out and party :D !!!

Following some hilarious individuals on a night out.. sex, drugs and friendship.. and partying!!! ” - kimberleymoore
 
23.
Underworld (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Selene, a beautiful warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons. (121 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
“ Please watch all three again!! This is the first film, introducing the vampires and the lycans (werewolves)..

What can I say? Excellent acting, excellent fighting, excellent effects and costumes...

This will be a new favourite if you haven't already seen (: ” - kimberleymoore
 
24.
Bronson (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson. (92 mins.)
“ A british ''Chopper'' this film is also based on the notorious British criminal Charles Bronson.

Extremely powerful, this artistic, brutal movie will impress those who like fighting and cold-blooded brutish men :D

Just to add - Tom Hardy who plays the main role of Bronson, went through some intense body-building training before filming! It's in the dvd extras, when you see his physique before and after - you understand what he went through for this role and how involved he was with his character. ” - kimberleymoore
 
25.
The Football Factory (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An insight on the gritty life of a bored male, Chelsea football hooligan who lives for violence, sex, drugs & alcohol. (91 mins.)
Director: Nick Love
“ This British film takes you to the streets of football rivalry.

Not for the cowardly! ” - kimberleymoore
 
26.
The Notebook (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
“ I adore this immaculate love story!

Definitely heart-wrenching but not frustrating like most romances - this film shows you real love and made me properly cry like a baby !!! ” - kimberleymoore
 
27.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Jim Carrey + Kate Winslet = immaculate performances!!!

Elijah Wood also - this film tells the tale of two people trying to move on after a breakup... brilliantly complex! Won't give away the film, but there's plenty more... ” - kimberleymoore
 
28.
Gladiator (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Very intense and powerful story of the glory of Maximus Meridus - first a general then a slave. Brilliantly epic!! ” - kimberleymoore
 
29.
Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
“ I think everyone should watch Michael Moore's documentary!

Albeit, some criticize the extremity - however others like myself just see it as shocking reality about guncrime in America. ” - kimberleymoore
 
30.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ My favourite trilogy, I'm sure everyone's seen it by now!! ” - kimberleymoore
 
31.
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The life of career criminal Carlton Leach. (119 mins.)
Director: Julian Gilbey
“ I always forget this one!

If you like Snatch and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - you'll love this!! It's more extreme... and a true story! They don't actually know what happened in the end so there's a few different endings but it's still AMAZING.. ” - kimberleymoore
 
32.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. (83 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
“ Amazing Anime, great science fiction/ detective/ fantasy film!

Again, this is the first of three! (: ''yay'' ” - kimberleymoore
 
33.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ so powerful.. Edward Norton is an incredible actor. ” - kimberleymoore
 
34.
Up in Smoke (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. (86 mins.)
Director: Lou Adler
“ My favourite stoner film! What a classic.

Just oldschool, pure brilliant (:

Two stoners vs the Police! Who are made out to be complete morons... oh its great! ” - kimberleymoore
 
35.
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
“ In a league of it's own, Hunter S Thompson's masterpiece is brilliantly starred by eccentric Johnny Depp and psycopathic Benicio Del Toro!

Amazing fantasy drug-influenced ride.. ” - kimberleymoore
 
36.
Bride of Chucky (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll. (89 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
37.
Child's Play 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind. (84 mins.)
Director: John Lafia
 
38.
Ghost World (2001)
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With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff