My Top 250 Movies

A list of what I consider as the 250 greatest movies i have watched.
Honourable mentions:
Sin City (2005)
The Night of the Hunnter (1955)
Titanic (1997)
A Separation (2011)
The Wrestler (2008)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Into the Wild (2007)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Talk to Her (2002)
Kill Bill Vol II (2004)
The French Connection (1971)
Match Point (2005)
Vertigo (1958)
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Superman (1978)
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1.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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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. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Not only has Jackson faithfully brought J.R.R. Tolkien's world to life, he's created the most epic and sweeping fantasy adventure of all time. The Return Of The King provides a worthy conclusion to what is both an incredible cinematic achievement and the finest fantasy filmmaking ever to grace our screens. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
2.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Leone created a phenomenal film but also created some of the most memorable shots in film history. The extreme close-ups are still impressive to this day.The good the bad and the ugly is a unique vision of the American West as place of desolation and ruin on a truly epic scale. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
3.
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 and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ An epic movie of a once-in-a-lifetime sort, whose acting, directing , script, music, sets and special effects are flawless.I loved it and I suggest you watch it, too ” - JimTheGreek7
 
4.
Spotlight (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. (128 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
“ This is an important film driven by a powerful sense of moral urgency. It's also, not incidentally, an elegy for what newspapers used to be. A film of huge social importance. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
5.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. (179 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ To say that this is a great movie would be an understatement. The battle especially is one of the best of its kind in film history full of bloodlust and hopes dashed and restored. A brilliantly conceived adventure that has the capacity to take your breath away and it sure does! ” - JimTheGreek7
 
6.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
“ There are many sweet laughs and joking allusions to horror and prison-break movies, but the Pixar gang gets at the most primary fear -- being cast off and no longer of use. Consider it one last farewell to the innocence of youth and bid adieu to the Story series. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
7.
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.)
“ What makes the film such wicked fun is the way Tarantino delivers the familiar with a twist. He continually prepares us for one thing and then delivers another.A spectacularly entertaining piece of pop culture! ” - JimTheGreek7
 
8.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ Christopher Nolan is much, much smarter than your average filmmaker.The Dark Knight is not just the best Batman film ever, it's not just the best superhero movie ever,it;s not just a comic-book adventure, it is a stunning piece of work, a crime epic that deserves every word of praise spoken about it. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
9.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ Gloom never looked as good as it does in the mesmerizing "The Dark Knight Rises". An ambitious, honourable and satisfying conclusion to this genre-defining trilogy ” - JimTheGreek7
 
10.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Violent historical drama that nicely blends together action, romance and history.An exciting, visually stunning, satisfying and flawless epic adventure. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
11.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (175 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Heroes, villains, desperados, and the inevitable shoot-outs: You'll find them all in what a lot of fans consider Leone's best film. Quite simply a masterpiece, Leone's revisionist western is a mythic spectacle of a film and a landmark not only in the western genre but in cinema history as well. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
12.
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
“ It's a story about hope and dreams, a testament to the human spirit. Easily one of the best movies made during the 90s and definitely the top 'prison' movie of all-time. If you give it a chance, it can become one of your favourite films. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
13.
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
“ Violent, well-done thriller. Great acting aside, this film's greatest accomplishment comes from its direction as well as the incredible and intelligent script. The fast pace and the fact that so many fine actors compete for our attention, make this movie seem shorter than it really is. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
14.
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 the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ It's all here: the famous Bill Conti fanfare, the 'Gonna Fly Now' training montage, the inevitable 'David and Goliath' climax. One of the greatest, if not the greatest, feel good movies of all time. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
15.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ Much of it is difficult to watch, but '12 Years a Slave' is that rare film that's both important in its message and a darned good film all the same. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
16.
The Lion King (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (89 mins.)
“ A near perfect and breathtaking animated epic which can easily be considered as the best animated film of the 19th century. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
17.
The Lives of Others (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. (137 mins.)
“ A multi-layered and surprisingly touching dramatic thriller that's consistently as inventive as it is creepy.A truly unforgetable movie and in my opinion the best foreign language movie of all time. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
18.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ Yes, it's as entertaining as you have heard. Maybe more so. Hold on tight, because it starts at full throttle and never lets up. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
19.
The Sting (1973)
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In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ A brilliant piece of moviemaking that is extremely watchable and completely enjoyable, even 40 years after it was made. It's one of cinema's most beloved heist movies, and for good reason. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
20.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince. (84 mins.)
“ Disney's most perfectly achieved combination of animation, story-telling and song must surely be this loving tribute to the old fairytale. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
21.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ Two hours of powerful action and ultimate escapism. As spy flicks go, The Bourne Ultimatum is the perfect chaser to this successful series. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
22.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. (132 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Another must-see Italian speghetti western.A tremendously good sequel, on top of being a tremendously good movie in itself. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
23.
Django Unchained (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)
“ A bloody masterpiece. Entertaining, Thrilling, cleverly structured.Tarantino's take on slavery is wildly creative, funny and frightening, true to form yet never predictable. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
24.
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.)
“ This is a story about dreams that requires the audience to stay awake. A smart and inventive thriller which is easily the best movie of this year. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
25.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a preteen girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ The Exorcist is likely just as disturbing today as it was 40 years ago, it just never gets un-scary.An unforgettable horror film that doesn't just get under your skin, but it stays there!From the day of its first release in 1973, The Exorcist, was the greatest horror film ever made, and it remains so to this day. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
26.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Gone With the Wind endures and deepens with the passing of time thus still reaining one of the greatest period epics ever filmed. It is the film that perhaps defines Hollywood. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
27.
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 distress call, their landing on the source planet finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ An old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship. Science fiction horror doesn't get any better than this ” - JimTheGreek7
 
28.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary steals $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.)
“ Psycho remains a stone-cold classic horror masterpiece definitely not suited for young kids.The shower sequence, the shrieking score, Anthony Perkins, that twist ending... lives up to its reputation as one of the most entertaining and suspenseful horror films of all time. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
29.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ This classic thriller from director Billy Wilder is quite possibly the most perfect example of film noir to emerge from Hollywood during that genre's reign. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
30.
Boyhood (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
“ Richard Linklater's fascinating look at twelve years in the life of a young boy whose family life is far from perfect. This is one for the (and all) ages. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
31.
Life Itself (2014 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert. (120 mins.)
Director: Steve James
“ This wonderful documentary invites your emotional, intellectual and political engagements, to share Ebert's excitement about movies, as a part and form of life itself. It is a sometimes painful but always inspiring tribute to one of the great critics that ever lived. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
32.
The Iron Giant (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ The Iron Giant's theme of fear of the unknown is craftily balanced against the power of innocent imagination. This is the single best film to hit our screens this year. It is sharp, sophisticated stuff, appreciated on different levels by both parents and children, and even those who are neither. The film has witty humor, great adventure and more than a few thrills. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
33.
Aladdin (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. (90 mins.)
“ Sweetly spirited, brightly funny and forthrightly romantic, this variation on the classic myth would rank among the most enjoyable Disney animated features. It can be considered an instant classic as well as a massive hit. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
34.
Rush (2013)
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The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (123 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Rush provides an exciting sporting spectacle but more importantly, it makes a few thought-provoking observations about the value of a great rivalry.Hemsworth and Brühl make Hunt and Lauda into memorable figures providing the audience with their thrilling 1970's rivalry and something close to friendship. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
35.
Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ A masterpiece of epic filmmaking, a profound religious experience and one of the greatest films ever made. Filled with great performances and memorable scenes, it is a movie that defines Biblical epic. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
36.
Serpico (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him. (130 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Al Pacino delivers a powerful performance in this compelling biopic of a cop and a city's police force. Memorable, thought-provoking and courageous. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
37.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
“ A simple but dramatic story of a dog's devotion. Even the manliest moviegoer will most likely have a cry with this one. You will love it even if you don't like dogs. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
38.
Children of Men (2006)
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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
“ You really are immersed into this believable world of the future.
Children of Men is so boldly told, so thought out, so infused with the joy of filmmaking, that it's absolutely exhilarating. It's one of the best movies of the past year. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
39.
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (121 mins.)
Director: Terry George
“ This is a solid film, but it is the truth that holds the power, not the direction since the filmmakers want to respect history and not exploit it as so much slasher movie fodder. That being siad, this film belongs to Don Cheadle for his incredible performance as Paul Rusesabagina. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
40.
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ You will know The Social Network is something very special from its first scene and you will talk about it with your friends for hours when it's over. Great direction by david fincher and an outstanding performance by Jesse Eisenberg. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
41.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ The Godfather lives up to the term masterpiece. This compeling movie of mafia and family life is superb in every department, writing, acting, directing.Terrific performances and the perfectatmosphere make it a truly outstanding work. Being one of the greatest gangster films ever made, The Godfather is an offer the audience cannot refuse. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
42.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
43.
Amadeus (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Such a wonderful mix of sight and sound, of humor and drama, of love and hate, of ugliness and beauty.A grand movie entertainment! ” - JimTheGreek7
 
44.
Batman Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)
 
45.
Before Midnight (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. (109 mins.)
“ Though "Before Midnight" is often uncomfortable to watch, it's never less than mesmerizing - and ultimately, a joy to walk with this prickly but fascinating couple again. The movie's funny at times and difficult at others, and ends absolutely perfectly. The best of the three that gives much more than fans hoped for.Hawke and Delpy just talk and talk but it feels so natural and once again smart and fascinating. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
46.
Finding Nemo (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)
 
47.
Braveheart (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ It succeeds in bringing to life the reality of Scottish patriotism and brilliantly captures the spirit of revolution. A real modern epic. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
48.
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
 
49.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young man is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ The movie has all the benign good nature of a Frank Capra movie. Robert Zemeckis is able both to keep the story moving and to keep it from going too far. '80s time-travel favourite has laughs, romance, action, thus being undeniably one of the greatest films of the 1980s and of all time. An amazing movie that manages to appeal to just about everyone. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
50.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
51.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
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In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
 
52.
The Name of the Rose (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey. (130 mins.)
“ Marvelous adaptation of a complex Umberto Eco novel. A well-played medieval murder mystery, featuring what may be Sean COnnery's greatest performance. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
53.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Entertaining and yes, still ominous after all these years. A landmark of satanic cinema.Influenced by the success of The Exorcist, this film takes the horror genre one step further and instead of a girl being possessed by the Devil, we have a boy who's the Antichrist. A truly frightening chiller. A definite classic of the horror genre. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
54.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ One of Hollywood's finest achievements, To Kill A Mockingbird is truly timeless, an uncompromising film whose strong point is anti-racism. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
55.
Rebecca (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
 
56.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. (186 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ Most powerful for its subtle and shaded characterizations of both victim and victimizer. Though more than 3 hours it is absorbing from beginning to end. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
57.
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
“ An irresistible treat with enough narrative twists and memorable characters for a half-dozen films. One of the most absorbing, compelling, most thoroughly enjoyable crime thrillers that have been made. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
58.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
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. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ A magnificent film. George Lucas set out to make the biggest possible adventure fantasy out of his memories of serials and older action epics, and he succeeded brilliantly. A clasic masterpiece that puts most recent 'epic' blockbuster mediocrities to shame. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
59.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
60.
Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
 
61.
Toy Story (1995)
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A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
 
62.
The Apartment (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
63.
The Graduate (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
64.
Pinocchio (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. (88 mins.)
 
65.
Interstellar (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
 
66.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
67.
Gone Girl (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Suspense, social commentary, great performances and a seriously twisted outlook... Gone Girl is one killer movie, a pitch-black satire of modern marriage and one of the most unsettling films of the year. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
68.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
 
69.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight. (94 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Midnight in Paris is a loving embrace of the city, of art and of life itself, the blend of charm, magic, wit, and characterization come together to make this an engaging and intellectually stimulating experience. Definetely one of the best movies of all time. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
70.
Before Sunset (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
 
71.
Annie Hall (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
72.
Warrior (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother. (140 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ Warrior ends up feeling a lot bigger than you expect it to. A superb drama, and a remarkable sports film in which visually exciting fight sequences are matched by an emotionally complex story with believable characters full of conviction ” - JimTheGreek7
 
73.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
74.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
75.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ The first great superhero team movie, and a film that captures the essence of what makes the Marvel Universe great. It really is quite something that Whedon was able to take so many characters and put them into a movie where nobody gets left behind ” - JimTheGreek7
 
76.
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
 
77.
Les Misérables (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives... (134 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ With a group like this, and with Hugo's literature, who could lose? This movie is a beautiful testament to the strength of the human spirit and without a doubt the most emotionally powerful version of the story as of yet. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
78.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? (160 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ This is simply the greatest courtroom drama ever made and it features what could be James Stewart's finest screen performance.Motives are mixed and dubious, and, therefore, this lengthy film will keep you interested all the way. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
79.
Dersu Uzala (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter. (144 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosava
“ Kurosawa's Russian epic is breathtakinging ambitious, if a bit didactic. Every frame of Dersu Uzala is simply beautiful to look at, Kurosawa's 140-minute masterpiece is a quietly captivating experience. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
80.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin. (76 mins.)
 
81.
The Ghost Writer (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy. (128 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
82.
Chinatown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
83.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. (195 mins.)
“ Accurate, heartbreaking movie about the Holocaust, a beautiful masterpiece... even though it's the hardest movie ever to watch. What Spielberg has done in this Holocaust story is simply and forcefully place us there. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
84.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
85.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
“ This excellent struggle of a dad to keep his son by his side is a pure classic, with Hoffman at his best. Kramer Vs. Kramer is a perceptive, touching, intelligent film about one of the raw sores of the recent years all over the world, the dissolution of the family. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
86.
Lost in Translation (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (101 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Very much a mood piece, the film's masterful balance of humor and wittiness makes it both a pleasurable and melancholy experience. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
87.
Platoon (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. (120 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ A terrific film filled with one fine performance after another. Platoon is a frightening and challenging look into the battlefield operations of Vietnam. ” - JimTheGreek7
 
88.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
89.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. (120 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
90.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
 
91.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
92.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
93.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
94.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
95.
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.)
 
96.
Shrek (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. (90 mins.)
 
97.
Up (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. (96 mins.)
 
98.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A U.S Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
99.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
100.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis. (127 mins.)