Highest Rated IMDb "Top 250" Titles


101. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

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76 Metascore

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Writers: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg | Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

102. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Writer: Peter Shaffer | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

103. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Approved | 132 min | Western

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Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Writers: Sergio Leone, Fulvio Morsella, Luciano Vincenzoni | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

104. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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90 Metascore

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.

Writers: James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

105. Unforgiven (1992)

R | 131 min | Drama, Western

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82 Metascore

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Writer: David Webb Peoples | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

106. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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65 Metascore

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.

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, George Lucas, Menno Meyjes, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

107. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Writers: Bernd Eichinger, Joachim Fest, Traudl Junge, Melissa Müller | Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

108. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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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.

Writer: David S. Ward | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

109. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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90 Metascore

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

110. The Great Escape (1963)

Approved | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Writers: Paul Brickhill, James Clavell, W.R. Burnett | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

111. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby.

Writer: Hayao Miyazaki | Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi

112. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

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When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

113. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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92 Metascore

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.

Writers: Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage, Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

114. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Writer: Thea von Harbou | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

115. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, War

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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Writers: Ales Adamovich, Elem Klimov | Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

116. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Writers: Adolph Green, Betty Comden | Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

117. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

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96 Metascore

Set in Japan in the 16th century (or so), an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them, or cause them to turn on each other...and him...

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide, William Shakespeare | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

118. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

119. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Writer: Graham Greene | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

120. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

121. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

122. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

320 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Writers: Akhilesh Jaiswal, Anurag Kashyap, Sachin K. Ladia, Zeishan Quadri | Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

123. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

124. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War

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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Writer: Abby Mann | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

125. Sunrise (1927)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

Writers: Carl Mayer, Hermann Sudermann, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

126. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

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Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Writers: Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Bartolini, Oreste Biancoli, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Vittorio De Sica, Adolfo Franci, Gherardo Gherardi, Gerardo Guerrieri | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda

127. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Writers: John Huston, B. Traven | Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

128. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Writers: Kôgo Noda, Yasujirô Ozu | Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

129. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

130. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

131. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

132. The Gold Rush (1925)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

133. Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

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A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.

Writers: Maria Molinari, Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray

134. Zootopia (2016)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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78 Metascore

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Writers: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush, Jim Reardon, Josie Trinidad, Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee | Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate

135. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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81 Metascore

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, George Lucas | Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

136. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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75 Metascore

Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby | Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

137. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

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75 Metascore

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.

Writers: Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

138. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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90 Metascore

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.

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds | Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

139. Trainspotting (1996)

R | 94 min | Drama

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83 Metascore

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

Writers: Irvine Welsh, John Hodge | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

140. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

141. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

142. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

143. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Writers: Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer | Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

144. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

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98 Metascore

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Writer: Guillermo del Toro | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

145. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

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72 Metascore

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.

Writers: Nick Schenk, Dave Johannson | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

146. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Writers: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

147. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport

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71 Metascore

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.

Writers: Gavin O'Connor, Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman | Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

148. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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73 Metascore

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

149. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things.

Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr. | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

150. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Writer: Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight