My favourite movies of last 20 years.

by andrealfie | created - 04 Jun 2012 | updated - 15 Aug 2012 | Public

This is MY personal list, probably most of you won't agree with it, but you should anyhow respect my point of view :)

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1. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.8
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66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,535,182 | Gross: $37.03M

My favourite movie of all time. Simply amazing. The introspection of the characters, the ideas behind the whole movie (and the book), they are amazing and unique. This movie makes you think outside the ordinary, brings you to a new whole world, you begin to question your whole concept of society, and you start to hear that little voice inside of you who is Tyler Durden. After all, we all are a bit Tyler, aren't we?

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,368,521 | Gross: $377.85M

This is such a masterpiece. The epicness of this movie is reached just by its book (Tolkien's). This movie creates an atmosphere and lets your mind to surf in a world made of elves and Balrogs. It brings lot of emotions, and sends to the viewers a lot of messages. Brilliant, beautiful.

3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,917,081 | Gross: $28.34M

Awesome movie, amazing actors. We truly see the unmasked faces of freedom and liberty through this great film. Maybe the best movie that describes what it means to fight for such an importan ideal.

4. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

Votes: 126,341 | Gross: $75.51M

One of my favourite movies, very deep and GREAT soundtrack. If you didn't see it, well.. you should! :)

5. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,377,257 | Gross: $171.48M

The first time I watched this movie I was a child, and I would be lieing if I told you guys I fully understood it. Anyhow I watched it a couple times more when I grew up, and I was amazed. Truly brilliant and very very deep movie. Loved it.

6. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,497,716 | Gross: $107.93M

I don't think this movie needs any introduction. Such talented actors and such an amazing plot. Great movie. And Quentin Tarantino is awesome.

7. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 704,007 | Gross: $170.74M

What a great actor Russel Crowe proves to be in this amazing movie. I liked it very much and I think it deserves to be here, very touching film and great interpretation.

8. Scent of a Woman (1992)

R | 156 min | Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

Votes: 215,455 | Gross: $63.90M

Whoo-Ah!! Well I think that there's not much to say. Al pacino is simply amazing. Truly one of the greatest stars of all time, brilliant actor.

9. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 764,218 | Gross: $125.62M

Jim is an amazing actor, and not just a brilliant comedian. I loved this movie and the plot is very intriguing. The whole thing is a huge metaphor of life and the message sent to the viewers is very strong. Great.

10. Snatch (2000)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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55 Metascore

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina

Votes: 670,409 | Gross: $30.33M

Loved it. The setting, the acting, the music. Great movie.

11. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,168,458 | Gross: $100.13M

12. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 651,932 | Gross: $0.19M

Okay, this one was tough. It's a movie that needs to be seen at least a couple of times, because it is not that easy to fully understand it and first shot. Great movie, very intense.

13. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 913,106 | Gross: $128.01M

14. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,677,126 | Gross: $292.58M

15. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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64 Metascore

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe

Votes: 379,136 | Gross: $163.57M

A great story, a real story, told by an amazing actor that proved himself in this very very difficult acting role. I'd be lieing if I told you I had dry eyes at the end of the movie.

16. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 243,878 | Gross: $12.34M

17. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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66 Metascore

After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 973,778 | Gross: $53.09M

18. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 543,352 | Gross: $100.49M

19. Match Point (2005)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.7
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode

Votes: 182,414 | Gross: $23.09M

20. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 698,349 | Gross: $138.43M

21. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 835,948 | Gross: $23.34M

22. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Votes: 888,807 | Gross: $70.51M