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The Dark Knight
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. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart Action | Crime | Drama 152 mins.
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. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page Action | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller 148 mins.
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi 169 mins.
This must-see epic depicts the birth of Islam. In the 7th century Mohammed is visited by Angel Gabriel... Dir: Moustapha Akkad With: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara Adventure | Biography | Drama | History 177 mins.
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. Dir: Roman Polanski With: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay Biography | Drama | War 150 mins.
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen Action | Drama 155 mins.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden Comedy | War 95 mins.
The Dark Knight Rises
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight is forced to return from his imposed exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway Action | Thriller 165 mins.
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson Drama | Mystery | Thriller 130 mins.
The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Horror | Sci-Fi 117 mins.
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. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd Horror 146 mins.
The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? Dir: James Cameron With: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn Action | Horror | Sci-Fi 137 mins.
Lawrence of Arabia
Follows a brilliant, flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service. Dir: David Lean With: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn Adventure | Biography | Drama | History | War 216 mins.
A Clockwork Orange
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi 136 mins.
Full Metal Jacket
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio Drama | War 116 mins.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles. Dir: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones With: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy 91 mins.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Mystery | Sci-Fi 160 mins.
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. Dir: Guy Ritchie With: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro Comedy | Crime 104 mins.
The Third Man
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. Dir: Carol Reed With: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 104 mins.
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe Action | Adventure 140 mins.
The Red Shoes
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger With: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer Drama | Music | Romance 133 mins.
Time of the Gypsies
In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves. Dir: Emir Kusturica With: Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, Ljubica Adzovic Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy 142 mins.
The Bridge on the River Kwai
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. Dir: David Lean With: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins Adventure | Drama | War 161 mins.
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. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young Sci-Fi | Thriller 117 mins.
The Elephant Man
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. Dir: David Lynch With: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft Biography | Drama 124 mins.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
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. Dir: Guy Ritchie With: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran Comedy | Crime 107 mins.
V for Vendetta
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. Dir: James McTeigue With: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves Action | Drama | Thriller 132 mins.
Kind Hearts and Coronets
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. Dir: Robert Hamer With: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson Comedy | Crime 106 mins.
The Big Lebowski
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Dir: Joel Coen With: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore Comedy | Crime 117 mins.
The Deer Hunter
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam war impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. Dir: Michael Cimino With: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale Drama | War 183 mins.
The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Dir: Ron Howard With: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde Action | Biography | Drama | Sport 123 mins.
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. Dir: Danny Boyle With: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller Drama 94 mins.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. Dir: Lasse Hallström With: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Drama | Family 93 mins.
The Lion in Winter
1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. Dir: Anthony Harvey With: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins Drama | History 134 mins.
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. Dir: Joel Coen With: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi Crime | Drama | Thriller 98 mins.
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. Dir: Terry George With: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix Drama | History | War 121 mins.
Life of Brian
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. Dir: Terry Jones With: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin Comedy 94 mins.
Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. Dir: David Lean With: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway Drama | Romance 86 mins.
At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return. Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky With: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall Drama 142 mins.
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. Dir: Oliver Stone With: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe Drama | War 120 mins.
In the Name of the Father
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. Dir: Jim Sheridan With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie Biography | Drama | History 133 mins.
12 Years a Slave
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Dir: Steve McQueen With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender Biography | Drama | History 134 mins.
Stairway to Heaven
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger With: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote Drama | Fantasy | Romance | War 104 mins.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Dir: Wes Anderson With: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric Adventure | Comedy | Drama 99 mins.
A Christmas Carol
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. Dir: Brian Desmond Hurst With: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison Drama | Fantasy 86 mins.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. Dir: David Yates With: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Mystery 130 mins.
Guardians of the Galaxy
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Dir: James Gunn With: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 121 mins.
The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest. Dir: Richard Attenborough With: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen Biography | Drama | History 191 mins.
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee Adventure | Drama | History | War 184 mins.
Before the Rain
The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself. In Republic of Macedonia, during war in Bosnia... Dir: Milcho Manchevski With: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin Drama | War 113 mins.