Top 100 Favorite Films

My personal favorites (drama)
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1.
Taxi Driver (1976)
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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
“ Travis Bickle is the perfect anti-hero. ” - Enekobus
 
2.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ A beautiful nightmare; David Lynch is my favorite director. ” - Enekobus
 
3.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Obsession and madness...it makes me cry every time. ” - Enekobus
 
4.
Vertigo (1958)
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A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
“ My favorite Hitchcock movie. ” - Enekobus
 
5.
Kids (1995)
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A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
“ Downbeat, but thought provoking. ” - Enekobus
 
6.
Out of the Blue (1980)
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A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene. (94 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
“ Dennis Hopper directs and stars, but Linda Manz owns this movie. ” - Enekobus
 
7.
Dead Ringers (1988)
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Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. (116 mins.)
“ Jeremy Irons is perfect as very different identical twins. ” - Enekobus
 
8.
Morvern Callar (2002)
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After her beloved husband's suicide, a mourning supermarket worker and her best friend hit the road in Scotland, but find that grief is something that you can't run away from forever. (97 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
“ Another anti-hero lost in the world of hard partying and drugs; trying to forget. ” - Enekobus
 
9.
Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone. (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ As a teen I was obsessed with this movie and still love it dearly. ” - Enekobus
 
10.
Walkabout (1971)
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ Deeply unsettling comparison between the beauty of the wild and the cold, harshness of civilization. ” - Enekobus
 
11.
The Elephant Man (1980)
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Disturbing and beautiful. The tear on Anthony Hopkins' cheek... Chills! ” - Enekobus
 
12.
More (1969)
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In the late 1960s, after graduating in Mathematics, the German Stefan Brückner hitchhikes from Lübeck to Paris to see the world without any money... (112 mins.)
“ Heroin addicts frolic in Ibiza while Pink Floyd music plays. LOVE. ” - Enekobus
 
13.
Repulsion (1965)
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A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Another descent into madness...Polanski's best in my opinion. ” - Enekobus
 
14.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity. (83 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
“ Based on true events; not for the faint of heart. ” - Enekobus
 
15.
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.)
“ The classic from Hitchcock - must see from the beginning! ” - Enekobus
 
16.
The Tenant (1976)
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A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia. (126 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ My second favorite of Polanski's movies proves he can act as well as direct. Haunting! ” - Enekobus
 
17.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ I love the book and I love the movie in equal amounts. I saw it when I was about 10, so there's some nostalgia there. ” - Enekobus
 
18.
Blue Velvet (1986)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Another from Lynch...disturbing, but not without hope. ” - Enekobus
 
19.
Christiane F. (1981)
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This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F... (138 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Edel
“ Based on the German book We Children of Bahnhof Zoo, with David Bowie providing the soundtrack. ” - Enekobus
 
20.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
“ Only a foreign film could be so bleak, yet fascinating. I'll never forget Lilya... ” - Enekobus
 
21.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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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
“ Gary Oldman is amazing as Sid vicious and this is one of the first movies I ever saw about punk rock. ” - Enekobus
 
22.
Control (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
“ I love Joy Division and Sam Riley is perfect as Ian Curtis. Samantha Morton is excellent as always. ” - Enekobus
 
23.
The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
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Follows the lives of heroin addicts who frequent "Needle Park" in New York City. (110 mins.)
“ Al Pacino's first starring role captures the grittiness of New York City in the 1970s perfectly. ” - Enekobus
 
24.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
“ A heartbreaking film based on true, heartbreaking events. ” - Enekobus
 
25.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ James Dean's tour de force; simply a classic. ” - Enekobus
 
26.
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ My favorite Herzog movie with Klaus Kinski as the blood sucker...another beautiful nightmare. ” - Enekobus
 
27.
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
“ Another great movie from a great book with Jack. ” - Enekobus
 
28.
Harold and Maude (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ Just a perfect (and sweet!) example of why I love 70s movies so much. ” - Enekobus
 
29.
Somewhere in Time (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel. (103 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
“ I blame this for my love of heart wrenching cinema. I cry from the moment it starts until the moment it ends. Beautiful. ” - Enekobus
 
30.
The Wicker Man (1973)
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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
“ The original, of course. I love Christopher Lee in this. ” - Enekobus
 
31.
The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. (110 mins.)
“ I haven't seen much of Fellini, but I love the glint of hope somewhere in all the sadness. ” - Enekobus
 
32.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Everything Herzog touches is gold...and Klaus Kinski is perfect. ” - Enekobus
 
33.
Persona (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ One of the few Bergman movies I've seen, but it's mind blowing. ” - Enekobus
 
34.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ One of my all time favorite books makes for a wonderful cinematic piece of art. ” - Enekobus
 
35.
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. (111 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
“ Nic Cage's best role, easily. ” - Enekobus
 
36.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ Amazing acting, based on a true story. I just love it! ” - Enekobus
 
37.
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. (112 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
“ Haunting, but beautiful. ” - Enekobus
 
38.
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.)
“ Disturbing, but Natalie Portman is perfect in another movie about obsession taking over. ” - Enekobus
 
39.
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness. (96 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
“ Another gritty New York flick directed by Abel Ferrara with a great anti-hero played by Harvey Keitel. ” - Enekobus
 
40.
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
“ My favorite of Mike Leigh with David Thewlis as a great bad guy. ” - Enekobus
 
41.
The Ice Storm (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut , 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control. (112 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Every shot is poetry, thanks to director Ang Lee. Much better than American Beauty. ” - Enekobus
 
42.
River's Edge (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A high school slacker commits a shocking act and proceeds to let his friends in on the secret. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim Hunter
“ One of the few movies from the 80s on this list. A great story about teenage conscience. ” - Enekobus
 
43.
Once Were Warriors (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. (102 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ So sad but I love Beth's strength, considering all she's gone through. ” - Enekobus
 
44.
Romper Stomper (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of skinheads become alarmed at the way their neighbourhood is changing. (94 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Wright
“ Skinheads running wild? Enough said. ” - Enekobus
 
45.
Crash (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife. (100 mins.)
“ My favorite from David Cronenegerg, it's based on the JG Ballard book; steamy and kinky and beautifully shot. ” - Enekobus
 
46.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ Heartbreaking but beautiful. ” - Enekobus
 
47.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters. (136 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
“ Diane Keaton is perfect and I love how haunting this movie is, especially the ending. ” - Enekobus
 
48.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Number four from David Lynch; the last week of Laura Palmer's life. I give props to Sheryl Lee for going to such a dark place. ” - Enekobus
 
49.
Georgia (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister... (115 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
“ 'I love you Georgia!' My favorite movie with Jennifer Jason Leigh. ” - Enekobus
 
50.
Suburbia (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society... (94 mins.)
“ Punks in the suburbs in the early 80s. What's not to love? ” - Enekobus
 
51.
Thirteen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend. (100 mins.)
“ I love that Nikki Reed helped write it as a teen and the performances are top notch. ” - Enekobus
 
52.
Dead Man (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world. (121 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ Johnny Depp's best movie in my opinion and my favorite film from Jim Jarmusch. ” - Enekobus
 
53.
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.)
“ The third of Hitchcock's films on my list. Perfect suspense. ” - Enekobus
 
54.
The Entity (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ Another horror film, but it's powerful and very intelligent. ” - Enekobus
 
55.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. (114 mins.)
“ Beautiful, epic and disturbingly surreal. ” - Enekobus
 
56.
Spider (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood. (98 mins.)
“ My next favorite of Croneneberg and I love how little dialogue is in this. Ralph Fiennes is perfect as Spider. ” - Enekobus
 
57.
Sweetie (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An introspective young woman's life is upturned by the arrival of her maladjusted sister. (97 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ Just one of those foreign films that inspires me so much. ” - Enekobus
 
58.
Elephant (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Gus Van Sant presents a film that relies on subtlety, something you don't get from Hollywood movies. ” - Enekobus
 
59.
Rosie (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a juvenile lockup, a new ward answers questions: she's Rosie, 13, no parents, a sister Irene, a brother Michel... (97 mins.)
Director: Patrice Toye
“ Another foreign movie about a troubled teen girl that blends back story effortlessly. ” - Enekobus
 
60.
Smithereens (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene. (89 mins.)
Director: Susan Seidelman
“ Great and gritty New York punk/new wave rock & roll flick. ” - Enekobus
 
61.
Bully (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much. (108 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
“ Another based on true events, just a great indie flick. ” - Enekobus
 
62.
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend. (113 mins.)
“ I'm a sucker for the seedier side of New York in film. ” - Enekobus
 
63.
Laws of Gravity (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The lives of two incompetent young men from Brooklyn spin out of control after a friend returns from Florida with guns to sell. (100 mins.)
Director: Nick Gomez
“ Low budget flick about a character's descent into his own personal hell. Heart pounding ending! ” - Enekobus
 
64.
Rush (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two small-town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment. (120 mins.)
“ A character driven film with amazing acting all around. ” - Enekobus
 
65.
Easy Rider (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
“ It's hard to deny the powerful statement it makes. ” - Enekobus
 
66.
Barfly (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (100 mins.)
“ 'To my friends - heyyy!' A character written by Buckowski and played by Mickey Rourke. Win and win. ” - Enekobus
 
67.
Felicia's Journey (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A lonely middle-aged catering manager spends all of his time studying tapes of an eccentric TV chef... (116 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
“ Wonderful, subtle directing by Atom Egoyan ('the Sweet Hereafter'). ” - Enekobus
 
68.
Limbo (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In an economically devastated Alaskan town, a fisherman with a troublesome past dates a woman whose young daughter does not approve of him. When he witnesses the murder of his shady brother, he, the woman and the kid run to the wilderness. (126 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ I love the open ending. Brilliant. ” - Enekobus
 
69.
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's... (113 mins.)
Director: Erick Zonca
“ Oh foreign films, why you do this to me? Terribly sad, yet life affirming. ” - Enekobus
 
70.
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film. (140 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ Bjork gives a powerful performance and the songs give me chills. ” - Enekobus
 
71.
Rosetta (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job. (95 mins.)
“ Almost too depressing, but I love foreign films like this. ” - Enekobus
 
72.
Zabriskie Point (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology... (113 mins.)
“ Because material items really don't matter. At all. ” - Enekobus
 
73.
Scarface (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall. (93 mins.)
“ Al Pacino is in the great remake, but I love the subtle theme of incest in the original. ” - Enekobus
 
74.
Monster (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
“ Tragic but Charlize Theron deserved her Oscar for this. ” - Enekobus
 
75.
Safe (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity. (119 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ Julianne Moore's best film in my opinion. ” - Enekobus
 
76.
La vallée (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder explores themes of sexual freedom, mind alteration, and pursuit of paradise against the backdrop of an early 70's encounter with the Mapuga rain forest tribe in upland New Guinea. (106 mins.)
“ Barbet Schroeder's epic set to Pink Floyd music. Beautiful. ” - Enekobus
 
77.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Perfect character study about the complexities of homosexual love. Acting is amazing, especially from the late Heath Ledger. ” - Enekobus
 
78.
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law. (102 mins.)
“ Young and hopelessly addicted to drugs. Right up my alley. ” - Enekobus
 
79.
Wild at Heart (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. (125 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Another of David Lynch's films, Sailor and Lula are so romantic. ” - Enekobus
 
80.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Another truth based movie where things spiral out of control. I loved it. ” - Enekobus
 
81.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. (122 mins.)
Director: Tim Robbins
“ Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn are both brilliant in this. ” - Enekobus
 
82.
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
“ Intense and surprisingly heartfelt. ” - Enekobus
 
83.
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ 'I guess that was your partner in the woodchipper?' Great flick about small town murder. ” - Enekobus
 
84.
Girls Town (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A look at a group of girl friends coming-of-age during their senior year of high school in urban America... (90 mins.)
Director: Jim McKay
“ Troubled teen girls in depressing New Jersey; Lili Taylor shines. ” - Enekobus
 
85.
Boogie Nights (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
“ I love how the 90s captures the 70s with characters more interesting than expected. ” - Enekobus
 
86.
Basquiat (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist... (108 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
“ David Bowie as Warhol? I'm there. Great rags to riches story about a graffiti artist turned artist extraordinaire. ” - Enekobus
 
87.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
“ So sweet! I love this movie. ” - Enekobus
 
88.
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, whom 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
“ One of those indie films that relies more on atmosphere than dialogue and I just find it charming. ” - Enekobus
 
89.
In America (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ Just a sweet, sweet movie. ” - Enekobus
 
90.
21 Grams (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con. (124 mins.)
“ Interesting movie about the power of love. ” - Enekobus
 
91.
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid. (132 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Another unlikely anti-hero played by Kathy Bates with Jennifer Jason Leigh as her estranged daughter. ” - Enekobus
 
92.
Flashdance (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ Maybe a bit campy, but personal to me. ” - Enekobus