My 25 top movies

The Loosely selected and sorted movies of 1990 onwards.
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1.
Three Colors: White (1994)
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After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her. (91 mins.)
“ White, then Red, then Blue (Kieslowski) ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
2.
Dogville (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away... (178 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ Lars Von Trier's Dogville is a painting. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
3.
Les Misérables (2012)
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In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ Greatest story ever written. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
4.
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating. (117 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Lars Von Trier is a poet. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
5.
Amores Perros (2000)
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A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. (154 mins.)
“ One of my most favorite Spanish language movies. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
6.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ For the girls who have a crush on Gael García Bernal ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
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.)
“ A cult movie. Memorize the dialogues. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
8.
The Wedding Song (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains the bonds of friendship between a Muslim woman and a Sephardic Jewish woman who are both preparing for their marriages. (100 mins.)
Director: Karin Albou
“ One of the most delicate movies on my list. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
9.
Manderlay (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s. (139 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ Dogville II ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
10.
Match Point (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (124 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ One of Woody Allen's bests. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
11.
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. (111 mins.)
“ You will cry. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
12.
In a Better World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. (119 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
“ One of my favorite Scandinavian movies. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
13.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Must watch. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
14.
Pure (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Katarina is 20 years old. With a troubled past in a dreary suburb, her life seems to be already set in stone - until she discovers music... (97 mins.)
Director: Lisa Langseth
“ Till det som är vackert
A great but obscure Swedish movie. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
15.
After Fall, Winter (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
WINTER is a dangerous, sexy, poignant and at times darkly funny story about two people who desperately... (132 mins.)
Director: Eric Schaeffer
“ Enjoy the conversations, feel both characters and their loneliness, their pain.
Plus: Lizzie Brocheré is always excellent. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
16.
The Lost City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner... (144 mins.)
Director: Andy Garcia
“ Crank up your speakers and enjoy the music. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
17.
Stockholm (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
It starts with a guy trying to get a girl he met at a party to like him. She refuses but he doesn't give up and story continues in a long and interesting conversations between them during which he manages to gain her attention. (90 mins.)
“ A shocking movie by By Rodrigo Sorogoyen. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
18.
Rust and Bone (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ De rouille et d'os ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
19.
Chico & Rita (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. (94 mins.)
“ A Cuban love story. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
20.
Twice Born (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago. (127 mins.)
 
21.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
“ La vie d'Adèle. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
22.
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.)
“ Das Leben der Anderen ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
23.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
“ Great story, great performances. ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
24.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ Frank Miller's badass Comic Strip ” - Kourosh_Adib
 
25.
Broken Embraces (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie. (127 mins.)
“ Los abrazos rotos.
A sad love story with Penelope Cruz ” - Kourosh_Adib