Films That Beat My DVD Cull

When you try to watch every possible film in the world, you eventually have to get rid of some. Here are a collection of films I could not possibly get rid of.
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1.
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 Lon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Lon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protge and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Still one of the best films ever made. Ageless, with Gary Oldman giving the best performance of his career ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
2.
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
“ No true bloke should have a DVD collection without owning this. Cool, clever and easily watchable again and again ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
3.
Highlander (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize". (116 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ Ok it's never going to win an oscar...but it's sword fighting in New York with a great soundtrack and one of my favourite bad guys ever. ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
4.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Still a film to watch if ever you're ill at home. plus I love just how 80's it looks now. A classic. ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
5.
Brick (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. (110 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ It's just clever, very good story, very easy to watch. ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
6.
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Davis
“ Don't think, don't talk, when you've had a bad day, switch off your brain, zone out and just watch sheer ridiculous action for the sake of action. ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
7.
District B13 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb. (84 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ see previous ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
8.
The Hustler (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ Just cannot stop watching once you have started. Newman is fantastic in everything he did ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
9.
Papillon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. (151 mins.)
“ Remember staying up until 2am when i was ten just to see the end of this on tv. Love the story and the two main characters ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
10.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
“ Once again Newman at his coolest. One of the best rebels from any film. ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
11.
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
“ No description needed. Just the best film ever made ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
12.
Dark Water (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water. (101 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ One of the scariest films to watch alone, terrible to watch with anyone who talks in films. And the remake makes me feel physically sick! ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
13.
Stickmen (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three young men unwittingly become involved in an underground pool tournament. (98 mins.)
Director: Hamish Rothwell
“ Definately a film to watch when you have the lads around. ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
14.
Funny Games (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ This was just downright unsettiling, brilliantly acted and one of those films that really does envoke strong feeling ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
15.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ definately not one you'll watch time and time again but I keep it because I dont think it gets the credit it deserves. fantastic film ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
16.
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
“ The next 5 films including this one should be in every 'lad' list ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
17.
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
“ see 16 ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
18.
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.)
“ see 16 ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
19.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (102 mins.)
Director: Robert Clouse
“ see 16 ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
20.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ see 16 ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
21.
The Lost Boys (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ I was raised in the 80s, this had to be in there ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
22.
Stand by Me (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ The best coming of age film ever made, such a waste ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
23.
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 know people put this in to look clever, but only watched it for the first time this year and just loved it. Total keeper ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
24.
Airplane! (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
“ When the world's against you and you have nothing left...airplane will get you through ” - sexdrumsrockandroll
 
25.
High Fidelity (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ a film every bloke should watch with his wife/girlfriend...'no i'm not perfect, none of us are...deal with it!' ” - sexdrumsrockandroll