Best Films Ever Made

My List of some of the most entertaining and important movies ever made. These are movies that are able to grab and keep your attention and still touch bases/ give perspective to "real life" situations that aren't a major focus in society but are very relevant to understanding and exploring..
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1.
Harlem Nights (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
During the 1920s, a New York illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters and corrupt cops in order to stay in business. (116 mins.)
Director: Eddie Murphy
 
2.
John Q (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant. (116 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
3.
Trading Places (1983)
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A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
4.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
5.
Hidden Colors (2011 Documentary)
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Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe...
Director: Tariq Nasheed
 
6.
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute... (118 mins.)
Director: Brad Furman
 
7.
Apocalypto (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
8.
Malcolm X (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
9.
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
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When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet. (90 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
 
10.
How High (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam. (93 mins.)
Director: Jesse Dylan
 
11.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
 
12.
He Got Game (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence. (136 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
13.
Antwone Fisher (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins. (120 mins.)
 
14.
The Great Debaters (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. (126 mins.)
 
15.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (180 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
16.
The Lone Ranger (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. (150 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
17.
Coach Carter (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. (136 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
18.
Eddie (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team... (100 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
19.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. (141 mins.)
 
20.
Road to Perdition (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (117 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
21.
Public Enemies (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. (140 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
22.
The Hurricane (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. (146 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
23.
Finding Nemo (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 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.)
 
24.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Five kids are left home when their mother leaves town on a three-month vacation to Australia, only to have their geriatric babysitter die of a heart attack, leading to the eldest teen, Sue Ellen, to scam her way into taking a job at a hip Los Angeles fashion company to feed and support her needy siblings. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
25.
Madagascar (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs (86 mins.)
 
26.
The Mask (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask. (101 mins.)
Director: Charles Russell
 
27.
Blank Check (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
By accident, the 12-year-old Preston is given a blank check and when he fills in $1,000,000 - he is able to get it... (93 mins.)
 
28.
Remember the Titans (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
29.
The Players Club (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living. (104 mins.)
Director: Ice Cube
 
30.
Drumline (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university. (118 mins.)
 
31.
Magic Mike (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money. (110 mins.)
 
32.
The Nutty Professor (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Grossly overweight professor Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight, takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
33.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test. (108 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
34.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation. (105 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
35.
Bogus (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus. (110 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
36.
Rango (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. (107 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
37.
Brewster's Millions (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal. (102 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
38.
Toy Story (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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
 
39.
Liar Liar (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A fast track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after the lawyer turns his son down for the last time. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
40.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
 
41.
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music. (117 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
42.
Boomerang (1992)
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A successful executive and womanizer finds his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new female boss turns out to be an even bigger deviant than he is. (117 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
 
43.
Booty Call (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Two friends who have gone too long without sex set out to get some. (79 mins.)
Director: Jeff Pollack
 
44.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
45.
Idlewild (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster... (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Barber
 
46.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
47.
Limitless (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
48.
Dreamgirls (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
49.
Face/Off (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
50.
Life of a King (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Ex-felon, Eugene Brown, establishes a Chess Club for inner city teenagers in Washington, D.C. (100 mins.)
Director: Jake Goldberger
 
51.
Pride (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. (104 mins.)
Director: Sunu Gonera
 
52.
The Waterboy (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
 
53.
Dope (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure. (103 mins.)
Director: Rick Famuyiwa
 
54.
Next Day Air (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two inept criminals are mistakenly delivered a package of cocaine and think they've hit the jackpot, triggering a series of events that changes ten people's lives forever. (84 mins.)
Director: Benny Boom
 
55.
Friday (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by ten p.m. that same night. In that time, they smoke more weed and get jacked and shot at in a drive-by. (91 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
56.
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf. (99 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow