The 365 days of the year list.

Originally, I started to catalogue all the movies I love and adore, and then I wanted to list them in order and review them. But, the list was getting incredibly long and as I remembered films, I edited and edited.

So I have simplified it to one year. If you had one year in your life where you had to watch a film every day, say due to a zombie outbreak or an apocalypse... these would be the films you would want to stock up on.

This has taken me weeks to compile, being the film *beep* that I am, I intend on documenting my thoughts and ideas for the films I love.

Feel free to comment or argue with me on points or ideas that I make. That way, this list can only get better.
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1.
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
“ Yes, this is my number one top movie. One of the biggest and most problematic productions ever, was a box office failure (Or at least, financial failure).

Lovely on the eyes, easy on the ears, characters you can touch, tension you can smell... Overall a well written, brilliantly crafted, perfectly scored masterpiece. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
2.
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.)
“ I distinctively remember this film opening my eyes to what filmmaking was all about. I watched this film in a friends and I remember thinking at that moment in time that I wanted to make films, I didn't do it of course, but I hope to ratify that in the coming years.

This film is total style, and it's not a cast of style over substance, much like a lot of Guy Ritchie movies (who basically thinks of himself as the English Tarrantino), but this fllm uses it's stylistic elements to further tell the story and drive the misconstrued plot.

The elements in this film, again, are borrowed and you can see that for all to see, Tarrantino does the wonderful thing that educational establishments require you to do when creating an original piece of work, quote your sources. Tarrantino does this in an eloquent way and almost makes it an art form, the film is full of low level, subconcious and subversive quotes.

We have it all, On the Waterfront, Lili, The Great Train Robbery, Kiss Me Deadly, Psycho, 8 1/2, even Batman....

Seriously, this film is so clever in it's production, it's unblievable, it's like a scrap book for film lovers. This film shows Tarrantino's raw love for film, it shows how much he loves his art and shows that he is not afraid to show his inspirations. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
3.
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
“ I didn't see this till 2002, my ex-gf at the time saw it with her friend and I was supposed to go, but I can't remember why I didn't.

This film left me speechless, I had saw the Citizen Kane of our time and I didn't even know it. For months after this film, all I could think about, was Fight Club, and I broke the first rule of Fight Club, which was in a strange kind of way, a clever bit of reverse psychology by the producers.

This is both Brad Pitt and Ed Norton's best film, hands down, their characters permeate through the screen and schlepp you into a world of intrigue, deception, reckless endangerment and soap. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
4.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup. (106 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Kept me guessing till the very end. I remember my dad getting this on VHS from the car boot sale and saying it was a great film at the time, I didn't take his advice to watch it until 10 years later.

Another problematic production, went slightly over budget and there where problems in cast and in the crew. Brian Singer's first major film, which was a gamble by it's backers, a gamble that paid off.

If you haven't seen this film yet, you are stupid. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
5.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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.)
“ When I first saw this I was about 10 and I remember that it was the first time I had heard of Alfred Hitchcock. I remember there was a book we had, (I can't remember the name though) and it had a lot of information about old movies, how they filmed them and *beep* like that.

I wish I could remember the name of that book. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
6.
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
“ When I first saw the Big Lebowski, I really didn't like it, I thought it was dull, unfunny, boring and self indulging. But something must have stuck inside me because I went out and bought the DVD when I first got my PS2 DVD player.

After a few more viewings I was hooked.

The comedy is a rather oblique mode of comedy, I now realise, that at the time, I just didn't "get it". It isn't supposed to be a dialogue driven comedy, the comedy derrives from the situations, the imperfections, the reactions and interactions of the characters and those situations that they put themselves in.

Made me look at comedy in a whole different perspective and showed me how subjective comedy can be.

This won't have you howling at the TV, but it will pleasure and tickle that part of the brain that makes us laugh. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
7.
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
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.)
“ I knew as soon as I saw the advert for this film that I was going to like it, I have always liked Sci-Fi and I have always liked Keanu Reeves as an actor, even in Johnny Mmenomic. Yes, Johnny Mmenonmicnic... Mic,...

I don't think this film needs much of an introduction, it's a fantasy dual world driven concept and the concept is what sells the film. The story is great too, but if you follow the breadcrumbs on this one, the last breadcrumb will be the concept.

Now, it's true, the Wachowski's just took a load of other good ideas, bunched them together and created a slightly westernised version of many of other asian concepts, stories, ideas and styles. But I don't mind, the film is just a squab of liquid lovely goodness... ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
8.
The Wicker Man (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there. (88 mins.)
Director: Robin Hardy
“ Again, only a recent film I had seen over the past few years.

I had always been aware of The Wicker Man, but I always thought it was a slight fad. When the *beep* Wicker Man came out there was an influx of interest in the old one and I always just thought it was due to that.

Then one night I was sitting there in the Woods' family household, on my PC and this was on in the background and I heard the song "Willow's Song", and immediately I flicked over to ITV4+1 to see the start.

This film always reminds me of the dangers of being an radical idealist. Now, whether the protagonist is a radical idealist is up to you, but this film's subtext for me is, "Don't *beep* about with people, especially Scottish people, especially Scottish people who have Christopher Reeve at their helm." ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
9.
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.)
“ Memento is more of a work of art than a film to me. It employs a narrative structure that envelopes the story into some kind of mental mish mashed potatoe with chives and all that *beep*

It's a story, that is placed within a frame, inside of a scenario, aside of a situation, interwoven into a world.

Seriously, this is that good. My only criticism of this film would be the cast, I don't get that perfect cast feel that you sometimes get. What I mean to say is that, with the budget they had, they of course had to employ a means based cast, and that cast do brilliantly. But out of my top 10 films, this is the one film that I feel could have been cast with different actors, without much of a change in the characters.

(Does that make sense?, I don't know, I've been watching a lot of Jurassic Park recently.) ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
10.
Citizen Kane (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ I'm quite sure you know why this movie is here. Orson Welles broke all the rules and records with this little movie.

The word pioneer shouldn't appear on this list more than once, so here it is, Orson Welles is a pioneer, this movie is the proof. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
11.
Naked (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life. (132 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ THis is probably one of the hardest movies that you could watch. A man on a downward spiral, a long, long dark downward spiral.

Terrifically acted by David Thewliss, this movie stands out as one of Britains best iconic movies.

Watch it, watch it now. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
12.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ I always hear people saying that this is an overrated movie, and if Jack Nicholson wasn't in it, it wouldn't be that good.

What is true is that Jack Nicholson is just the tip of the iceberg in this film, he is surrounded by a nicely peppered ensemble.

This film is a perfect example of how an ensemble works together to complement each other and highlight each others imperfections, insecurities, dreams and nightmares.

It is said that Michael Douglas was keen on playing the character of Mac, but handed it over to Jack Nicholson after his fathers wishes.

What a film, what a cast and what performances.

Especially the underrated performance of young Billy, Brad Douriff. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
13.
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
“ This film spawned a doldrum of various copies, *beep* copies at that... They even brought out a *beep* stage play of this film. But you can't fault this films raw and epic story.

However, again, the story is driven by the characters, much like the Usual Suspects, this film shares more with Usual Suspects than you may first think. Although it doesn't carry the same plot and story, the elements are all still there.

Watch this and Usual Suspects back to back and you will see what I mean, replace comedic value intrinsic in Trainspotting for the suspense and often confusing story telling apects of Usual Suspects, (as well as other elements), then you will see how similar in theory, these two flicks are. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
14.
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.)
“ This really should be higher than it is, but in this list, it stands fair to say that this film isn't as good as some of the movies above.

The filmmakers handbook, this movie utilises some of the cleverest shots, production values and story devices in spades. Again, this is a highly tuned ensemble cast, and I would place my hand on my nuts and say that this must have been rehearsed over and over again. If it wasn't, then i'm a dogs leg and James Caan is toiletpaper. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
15.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Dead Poet's Society is a coming of age movie about a lad who wants to break free, he doesn't want his world to rule his life, he wants his life to rule the world.

This is a perfect performance by an ensemble cast, I can't say there is a bad actor here, everyone's performance is of top quality, which is great. Even Ethan Hawke breaks a performance barrier here and truly shows why he became the actor that he did. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
16.
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
“ If you haven't seen this movie or heard of Shane Meadows, then let it be on your head.

The guy is a genius (even though I didn't like the semi-autobiographical "This is England" at all), I still won't hold it against him.

This film is the storymongers cookbook, you can almost tell that this guy had the story and concept first, then everything else fell into place.

It works because of it's raw functionality. It measures up to a lot of the films below this title because of that raw functionality.

A very English, very British and very Northern walk of life, no matter how deluded, strung out or sensationalist it may be. I also found myself laughing at bits that I shouldn't be laughing at, this film employed some very strong visual elements intended to shock the audience and it placed me in a place I haven't been for ages, a place where we go to, to hide our inner angst.

I always wondered if this was based on some sort of true story, or whether it was straight from the imagination of Paddy Considine and Shane Meadows, I wonder... ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
17.
Ed Wood (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ The man, the logend told in story, by Johnny Depp.

Don't take this as said, I'm sure this has been Holly-wood-ised and I'm sure this isn't how Ed Wood truly was, but nevertheless this is a still a good story.

A true inspiration, this guy has inspired me to no ends. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
18.
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.)
“ A metaphor filled film. This film is directly influenced by Paprika an anime film, Christopher and Jonathon Nolan can say whatever they want, but Paprika came before Inception and there it is...

However, this film feels to me, to be a giant metaphor for life after death and the idea that we are in a world within a world, which directly flies in the face of certain religions and beliefs, but there you have it... For me, this film is just a bit more than a story and a concept, but a giant metaphor, one that no-one can prove or disprove, which brings us right back to square one. In an inceptionised kind of way of course.... ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
19.
Dracula (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
“ A classic story, retold in a manner befitting of the classical context. Gary Oldman's finest performance by far, if you disagree, that's fine, but he gives it all in here, a catalogue of emotions delivered in a box of tricks, which all together presents a character with a unique drive, for a ubiquitous need. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
20.
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
“ What is so creepy about this movie? Why is it such a good thriller?

Well, for a start, Jodie Foster being cast is nothing short of genius, she actually looks like a little girl lost, which is what she is supposed to be. Hannibal Lector is supposed to be her father figure and she is supposed to portray the little girl lost, a bit like Alice in Wonderland, which is a slightly metaphorical look at this film.

The one prime spark of genius in this film is the direct-to-camera acting. This has been used before in a few European (mostly French and German) films of the early 30's, but this was a revival of this method. A method which not only places the viewer in a certain perspective, as if they are exploring these characters, but draws the viewer in to analyse each of the characters.

Other films of late have tried to use this method, but no-one has hit it like Silence of the Lambs. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
21.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover. (136 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ This is an excellent film. Simple as, Cameron Crowe has crafted an iconic and stylish cheesefest.

Tom Cruise is brilliant as the self styled David Aames, he fits the bill like an Australian boy in a shark. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
22.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
23.
Donnie Darko (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
 
24.
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
“ I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
25.
V for Vendetta (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
 
26.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
27.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
28.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
29.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. (133 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
30.
The Doors (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
31.
Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
 
32.
My Left Foot (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
33.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
 
34.
Following (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. (69 mins.)
 
35.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ What can I say? ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
36.
Scarface (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. (170 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
37.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
 
38.
The Man from Earth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine. (87 mins.)
“ This is my little gem for you guys.

If you like story telling, you have to see this film. Simple as, the acting isn't the best I've seen, but the delivery of the story and the simplistic devices used here are... simply earth shattering...

Good performances, however, I must say, the Lead actor did slightly become very tedious in his portrayal after the first act. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
39.
Mystic River (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ This is in fact suprising to me that this movie is this high. But... This movie not only employs a brilliant cast, but employs some excellent modes for filmography.

Clint Eastwood's finest masterpiece in my opinion, even better than Million Dollar Baby, this movie has a certain spice that leaves a bitter taste in your mouth.

Simple people, with simple lives, having simple responses to difficult decisions. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
40.
American Beauty (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
41.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. (100 mins.)
“ This movie has a large part in my small heart.

A very large part, not only is this movie stylistically perfect, but visually it ogre's in your eyes like a maggot in an apple.

Philip K. Dick's story adapted for a generation which knows nothing about the dangers and thrills of sacrifice, the sacrifice of your mind and the sacrifice of your soul for the purposes of... well... nothing... ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
42.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
43.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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
 
46.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits. (126 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ What the hell, why is this so low in my list??? This is nowhere near an August(Get it?) film...

Get up there in the top 100 yer bum! ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
47.
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
 
48.
Face/Off (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ A highly overrated film, only here for it's over exuberant filmography and sensationalist style.

John Woo, have a poo! ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
49.
Vera Drake (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family. (125 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
50.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
51.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. (110 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ If you want to see a well scripted, well acted and well directed comedy film. This is it.

It has the perfect comedy formula and has a very English feel to it, Steve Martin's best film by far, before he went awful.

Michael Caine is also excellent in this playing the Tom half in Tom and Jerry.

Look out for Rod Stewart's daughter who plays the girl Janet Colgate in it... ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
52.
Batman (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
53.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ A perfect comedy, erect with the perfect american comedy formula.

Two players, two personalities, two goals, two directions, too funny.

By far John Candy's most deepest performance. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
54.
The Departed (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
55.
Sleepers (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge. (147 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
56.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ The movie with names, lots of names, too many names to mention. If you don't like names, don't watch this movie. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
57.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
58.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
59.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends. (155 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
60.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. (127 mins.)
“ A nice little film about the dangers of consumerism. This is George A. Romero's ballad, his cistene chapel.

The characters, dialogue and acting isn't the best, but this movie makes up for it in concept, story arc, production values and visual aspects. ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
61.
The Crying Game (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world. (112 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
62.
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
 
63.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
 
64.
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
 
65.
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
“ This should be here, because it is an awesome, groundbreaking film. It's younger brothers, shouldn't. This film is the cheese, the biscuits and the pickle... Fantastical overextended characters with great dialogue and acting... The world Pierre Jackson has made makes you want to cuddle up in a sleeping bag and crap yourself everywhere... ” - The_Monocled_Mutineer
 
66.
American Psycho (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (102 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
 
67.
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
 
68.
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 a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
69.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (137 mins.)
 
70.
Elizabeth (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
71.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
 
72.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
73.
Layer Cake (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
74.
Twin Town (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours... (99 mins.)
Director: Kevin Allen
 
75.
The Aviator (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
76.
In the Line of Fire (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president. (128 mins.)
 
77.
Sleuth (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. (138 mins.)
 
78.
Closer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
79.
Children of Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
80.
The Leaving of Liverpool (1992 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poignant and forceful saga which traces the fortunes of two English children uprooted from their beloved Liverpool dockside to the alien environment of Australia in the years following World War Two. (180 mins.)
Director: Michael Jenkins
 
81.
28 Days Later... (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
82.
Educating Rita (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
83.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVitto in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
84.
Casino (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
85.
Croupier (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel. (94 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
86.
Ronin (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A freelancing former U.S. intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians. (122 mins.)
 
87.
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
 
88.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
89.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
90.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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?" (120 mins.)
 
91.
La Haine (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. (98 mins.)
 
92.
The Van (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', following 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper'... (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
93.
Michael Collins (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War. (133 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
94.
The Commitments (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
95.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed. (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
 
96.
Open Your Eyes (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. (117 mins.)
 
97.
Mona Lisa (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A man recently released from prison manages to get a job driving a call girl from customer to customer. (104 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
98.
District 9 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. (112 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
99.
Coffy (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
100.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze. (109 mins.)
Director: Russ Meyer