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1. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,320,422 | Gross: $134.97M
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2. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
Votes: 40,732 | Gross: $10.63M
3. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Votes: 94,441 | Gross: $64.43M
4. Bull Durham (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.
Votes: 40,249 | Gross: $50.89M
5. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Votes: 201,552 | Gross: $119.65M
6. For Love of the Game (1999)
PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A washed up pitcher flashes through his career.
Votes: 28,043 | Gross: $35.17M
7. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,042,841 | Gross: $322.74M
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.
Votes: 970,836 | Gross: $290.48M
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Votes: 798,000 | Gross: $309.13M
10. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
11. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
Votes: 611,117 | Gross: $474.54M
12. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Votes: 596,284 | Gross: $380.26M
13. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Votes: 534,727 | Gross: $310.68M
14. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 912,323 | Gross: $57.30M
15. The Godfather: Part III (1990)
R | 162 min | Crime, Drama
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.
Votes: 305,918 | Gross: $66.67M
16. 61* (2001 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 129 min | Biography, Drama, History
17. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport
The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.
18. Sideways (2004)
R | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.
Votes: 162,110 | Gross: $71.50M
19. Once (2007)
R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.
Votes: 101,009 | Gross: $9.44M
20. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 328,813 | Gross: $22.20M
21. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 115,746 | Gross: $19.29M
22. Best in Show (2000)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.
Votes: 49,256 | Gross: $18.62M
23. Slap Shot (1977)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games.
Votes: 30,644 | Gross: $28.00M
24. True Grit (2010)
PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.
Votes: 266,250 | Gross: $171.24M
25. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Votes: 609,994 | Gross: $106.95M
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Votes: 909,754 | Gross: $305.41M
27. Stealing Home (1988)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood sweetheart/ first love who had committed suicide. As he searches for what to do with ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,672 | Gross: $7.47M
28. Smoke (1995)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
A Brooklyn smoke shop is the center of neighborhood activity, and the stories of its customers.
Votes: 30,040 | Gross: $8.35M
29. Grumpy Old Men (1993)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.
Votes: 37,843 | Gross: $70.17M
30. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Not Rated | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller
While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.
31. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 994,788 | Gross: $96.07M
32. Cross Creek (1983)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.
Votes: 1,239 | Gross: $0.20M
33. Manon of the Spring (1986)
PG | 113 min | Drama
A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier.
Votes: 18,242 | Gross: $3.94M
34. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.
Votes: 41,478 | Gross: $36.14M
35. Lost in Translation (2003)
R | 102 min | Drama
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
Votes: 354,037 | Gross: $44.59M
36. Wonder Boys (2000)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
Votes: 57,188 | Gross: $19.39M
37. Beautiful Girls (1996)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love.
Votes: 28,427 | Gross: $10.60M
38. The Apostle (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Drama
After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Votes: 12,190 | Gross: $20.73M
39. Before Night Falls (2000)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The life of Cuban poet and novelist Reynaldo Arenas.
Votes: 22,066 | Gross: $4.22M
40. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 39,315 | Gross: $54.80M
41. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script, only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.
42. The Cider House Rules (1999)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance
A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
Votes: 84,655 | Gross: $57.55M
43. Mystic River (2003)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.
Votes: 369,704 | Gross: $90.14M
44. A History of Violence (2005)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.
Votes: 202,385 | Gross: $31.49M
45. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 382,409 | Gross: $42.44M
46. The Cure (1995)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.
Votes: 8,222 | Gross: $2.57M
47. À nos amours (1983)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance
An erratic young woman's family desperately tries to prevent her increasingly erotic ways.
48. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 929,540 | Gross: $130.10M
49. The Conversation (1974)
PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.
Votes: 82,386 | Gross: $4.42M
50. Chinatown (1974)
R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
Votes: 246,838 | Gross: $29.20M
51. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Votes: 521,203 | Gross: $24.61M
52. Body Heat (1981)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Votes: 25,807 | Gross: $24.06M
53. Diner (1982)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.
Votes: 16,334 | Gross: $14.10M
54. The Wrestler (2008)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sport
A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.
Votes: 268,994 | Gross: $26.24M
55. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 248,100 | Gross: $45.51M
56. Manhunter (1986)
R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.
Votes: 55,681 | Gross: $8.62M
57. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
Votes: 337,262 | Gross: $1.59M
58. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 230,926 | Gross: $173.84M
59. Finding Neverland (2004)
PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
Votes: 185,019 | Gross: $51.68M
60. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside.
Votes: 16,328 | Gross: $9.08M
61. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.
Votes: 47,570 | Gross: $0.87M
62. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.
Votes: 18,366 | Gross: $1.21M
63. Radio Days (1987)
PG | 88 min | Comedy
A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.
Votes: 27,175 | Gross: $14.79M
64. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Votes: 151,375 | Gross: $8.55M
65. Lost in Space (1998)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.
Votes: 62,723 | Gross: $69.12M
66. Match Point (2005)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Votes: 183,018 | Gross: $23.09M
67. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
PG | 84 min | Comedy
In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.
Votes: 20,634 | Gross: $10.60M
68. Big Fish (2003)
PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.
Votes: 375,907 | Gross: $66.26M
69. A Price Above Rubies (1998)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life
Votes: 2,429 | Gross: $1.08M
70. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Votes: 58,531 | Gross: $40.08M
71. Big (1988)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.
Votes: 168,134 | Gross: $114.97M
72. In America (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.
Votes: 38,154 | Gross: $15.54M
73. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.
Votes: 40,732 | Gross: $10.63M
74. If Lucy Fell (1996)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,538 | Gross: $4.64M
75. High Fidelity (2000)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.
Votes: 152,924 | Gross: $27.28M
76. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
Votes: 296,167 | Gross: $23.53M
77. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.
Votes: 486,921 | Gross: $67.44M
78. House of Sand and Fog (2003)
R | 126 min | Drama
An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners.
Votes: 59,826 | Gross: $13.01M
79. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 710,408 | Gross: $170.74M
80. Blow (2001)
R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel, headed by Pablo Escobar established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.
Votes: 214,957 | Gross: $52.99M
81. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
Votes: 44,391 | Gross: $50.80M
82. Backdraft (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Votes: 62,958 | Gross: $77.87M
83. Miracle (2004)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
Votes: 40,467 | Gross: $64.38M
84. Monster's Ball (2001)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.
Votes: 75,934 | Gross: $31.25M
85. Mystery, Alaska (1999)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event
Votes: 23,416 | Gross: $8.89M
86. MASH (1970)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Votes: 60,393 | Gross: $81.60M
87. Magnolia (1999)
R | 188 min | Drama
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Votes: 259,056 | Gross: $22.46M
88. The Return of Martin Guerre (1982)
122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In medieval France, some villagers challenge a man's claim of identity when he (as he says) returns home from some time in the army.
Votes: 3,459 | Gross: $2.38M
89. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 271,797 | Gross: $7.22M
90. Matchstick Men (2003)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.
Votes: 113,938 | Gross: $36.91M
91. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 79,013 | Gross: $107.53M
92. Midnight Express (1978)
R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Votes: 61,020 | Gross: $35.00M
93. Midnight Run (1988)
R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.
Votes: 60,257 | Gross: $38.41M
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,397,529 | Gross: $315.54M
95. Secret Window (2004)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."
Votes: 161,285 | Gross: $48.02M
96. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,930,573 | Gross: $28.34M
97. Shopgirl (2005)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.
Votes: 22,152 | Gross: $10.28M
98. The First Deadly Sin (1980)
R | 112 min | Thriller
A police inspector, nearing retirement, tracks a serial killer who is terrorizing New York.
99. Basic Instinct (1992)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved.
Votes: 147,672 | Gross: $117.73M
100. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 206,542 | Gross: $140.54M