Unforgatable movies i watched

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1. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 209,004 | Gross: $34.19M

Post 2nd world war film...It tells the story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who as a mid-teenager in 1958 had an affair with an older woman.kate winslet won oscar for her performance.

2. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 446,176 | Gross: $81.00M

An unforgatable love story..

3. De tweeling (2002)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Ellen Vogel, Gudrun Okras, Thekla Reuten, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 5,987 | Gross: $0.00M

The story of German twins who are separated at young age.... After the death of their parents, they are "divided" between quarreling distant relatives, one being raised in the Netherlands and the other in Germany...

4. The Duchess (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

62 Metascore

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Director: Saul Dibb | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 68,972 | Gross: $13.82M

Biografical story of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire..married to duke who is unfaithful..film is about her political and personal life.

5. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,483,265 | Gross: $330.25M

The storyline is unique..Tom hanks can makes things alive..cinematography..edit work is great.

6. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

45 Metascore

In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

Votes: 125,913 | Gross: $66.64M

Brad pitt at his best performence...not to miss.

7. Giant (1956)

G | 201 min | Drama, Western

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 29,451 | Gross: $35.00M

Jordan Benedict the head of the rich Benedict ranching family of Texas, he meets Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor), who becomes his wife..movie portray many issues like Racism against Mexican Americans in Texas,how the oil industry transformed the Texas ranchers into the super rich...Elibeth taylor in her elegent acting like always.

8. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak

Votes: 61,470 | Gross: $71.52M

"i gave my life to my family,i wish to give robert what is rest of me"..Bitter-sweet tale of profound love.i just cant stop becoming fan of merly streep after this movie,her acting expressions are wonderful.

9. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

85 Metascore

A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Benoît Régent

Votes: 72,140 | Gross: $1.32M

a woman whose husband and child are killed in a car accident. Suddenly set free from her familial bonds..Film protaits the emotion liberty,cinematogray and sound effect is simply great.

10. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

R | 127 min | Biography, Drama

51 Metascore

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 140,243 | Gross: $28.87M

"Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy"....winona ryder and Angelina joulie in their outstanding performance.

11. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 67,909 | Gross: $63.86M

Mona Lisa Smile tells the story of Katherine Ann Watson (played by Julia Roberts), A teacher.."More! I thought I was headed to a place that would turn out tomorrow's leaders, not their wives!"...

12. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 158,170 | Gross: $78.65M

Critically burned man, at first known only as "the English patient..he narrates his story...Outstanding profound love story.

13. The Young Victoria (2009)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 51,325 | Gross: $11.00M

The film is a romantic dramatisation of some of the events preceding and following the coronation of Queen Victoria, focusing on her early reign and romance with Prince Albert in the 1830s..emily blunt performence as young victoria is Adorable.

14. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 606,883 | Gross: $7.56M

It depicts the growth of organized crime in the part of brazil at the end of the '60s and the beginning of the '80s, war between the drug dealer.the contemporary problems of that time were wel exposed.

15. Noel (2004)

PG | 96 min | Drama

29 Metascore

Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.

Director: Chazz Palminteri | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin

Votes: 7,960

The film centers around five strangers who are linked together — and who meet each other at separate times — by a series of events that take place on Christmas Eve..susan sarandon as lonley women given adorable performence.

16. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 591,326 | Gross: $32.57M

A famous Polish Jewish pianist working for Warsaw Radio, sees his whole world collapse with the outbreak of world war 2nd...The film is director Roman Poliski's Art.

17. Spanglish (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Adam Sandler, Téa Leoni, Paz Vega, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 70,957 | Gross: $42.04M

A moving portrayal of the difficulty of family problems and self-identity...Paz Vega looks very beautiful in this movie then ever before..

18. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

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

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 719,539 | Gross: $170.74M

A Beautiful Mind is based on the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr..Nash begins developing paranoid schizophrenia..This movie is both a moving love story and a revealing look at mental illness..

19. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

79 Metascore

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 197,826 | Gross: $52.77M

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind....bapu's non-voilence and tolerence exposed wel in this movie..Ben kingley's as gandhi performence is simply great..he suits wel.facial expressions are verymuch realistic..

20. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 127,585 | Gross: $95.64M

the unbeatable love story...best of judelaw film,Nicole kidman elegent like always, Renée Zellweger brisk acting is simply perfect,she won oscar for it..

21. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 507,807 | Gross: $57.60M

Best of world war 2nd movies..u cant stop crying.

22. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Votes: 512,832 | Gross: $127.51M

brad pitt at his outstanding and challenging performence..storyline is unique..should prise makeup

23. The Tenant (1976)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 31,882 | Gross: $1.92M

Trelkowski, a quiet and inconspicuous man, rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant, Simone Choule, attempted to commit suicide by throwing herself out of the window and through a pane of glass..

24. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War

55 Metascore

Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Zac Mattoon O'Brien

Votes: 157,231 | Gross: $9.03M

The film explores the horror of a World War II extermination camp through the eyes of two eight-year-old boys, one the son of the camp's Nazi commandant, the other a Jewish inmate..

25. Jakob the Liar (1999)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, War

40 Metascore

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kassovitz | Stars: Robin Williams, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint

Votes: 13,681 | Gross: $4.96M

The movie is set in 1944 in a ghetto in Poland, in the times of the Holocaust world war 2nd.jokob shopkeeper tell favorable tales of information he got from "his secret radio"....his lies gives hope to people..then he cant stop lying..

26. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Votes: 42,071 | Gross: $129.80M

its tells the story of a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate..his struggling in navy as well as romantic life.

27. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War

Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 4,218

Story during world war 2..an upraising of jewish group aginst nazis..

28. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 645,940

Alex, a young teenager living in near-future socialist England, leads his gang on nightly orgies of opportunistic, random ultra-violence..film has its own way of psycological impact..u have to watch twice to understand better.

29. The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

50 Metascore

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 92,311 | Gross: $26.81M

Its the story of two sisters..Portman's performance, which shows a range and depth unlike anything she's done before..

30. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 85,425 | Gross: $44.79M

The film follows the story of a young Texan named Joe Buck,who works as a dishwasher in a diner. As the film opens, Joe dresses himself like a rodeo cowboy, packs a suitcase, and quits his job. He heads to New York City in the hope of leading the life of a male hustler..

31. The Blue Lagoon (1980)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

31 Metascore

In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels

Votes: 55,675 | Gross: $58.85M

story of two young cousins,and a galley cook,survive a shipwreck in the South Pacific and reach a lush tropical island..good movie

32. The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A young Englishman is sent to Malaysian Borneo in the 1930s to stay with a tribe as UK's colonial representative. A local woman (J.Alba) helps him understand local tradition and language. He falls in love with her etc. despite the taboo.

Director: Guy Jenkin | Stars: Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Dancy, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 7,510

A young and naive Englishman, John Truscott goes to the British colony of Sarawak,he try to apply his father's work to the Iban society. He tries to civilize them,A girl becomes his "sleeping dictionary," who sleeps with him and teaches him the language and the habits of the locals. Despite their intents, the two find themselves falling into a forbidden love.

33. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama

47 Metascore

Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov

Votes: 194,219 | Gross: $370.78M

the cinematograpy is outstanding...Director Mel gibson at his best,seems jesus came alive here.

34. Anna Karenina (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 4,992 | Gross: $0.79M

Leo tolstoy's book anna karnina...anna karenina an elegent young wife of wealthy nobel man..she falls for the handsome Count Alexei Vronsky...the story is unbeatable.

35. Bitter Moon (1992)

R | 139 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Peter Coyote

Votes: 29,313 | Gross: $1.86M

its Roman polski movie...that is enough to watch it.the story line is unique and narration is good.

36. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

56 Metascore

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol

Votes: 209,394 | Gross: $2.22M

A very very diffrent subject u never forget this movie if u once watch..cinamatography is good.

37. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Votes: 772,008 | Gross: $34.40M

its like a broken dreams,unfulfiled desires..spotless mind..movie is unique for its unlinear narration..

38. Bandit Queen (1994)

119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Rajesh Vivek, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 3,740 | Gross: $0.40M

the story of pulan devi..natorious bandit queen of chambal vally..seema biswas unforgatable performence.

39. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 70,297 | Gross: $25.89M

Its a personal and professional story of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo,she is famous for her self-portraits.She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which stemmed from a traffic accident in her teenage years. These issues are reflected in her works..salma hyek nominated for oscar.

40. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Votes: 110,973 | Gross: $106.26M

The film tells the story of a married couple's divorce and its impact on everyone involved, including the couple's young son..film in its realistic way..it won oscar.

41. The Painted Veil (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

Votes: 83,266 | Gross: $8.06M

Mature love story..Cinematography is wonderful.

42. Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

R | 139 min | Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Gina Bernard Forbes

Votes: 20,597 | Gross: $4.61M

Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.

43. Before Sunrise (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

Votes: 221,168 | Gross: $5.54M

The film story in Before Sunrise where an American young man and a French young woman meet on a train and spend one night in Vienna..

44. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 193,127 | Gross: $5.79M

this is the seqel of before sunrise...Nine years later in Before Sunset, their paths intersect again. It plays out in real time as they spend one afternoon together in Paris.i bet u wont get bored of long conversation..

45. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 40,675 | Gross: $43.61M

On vacation, a just-divorced writer buys a villa in Tuscany, hoping it will be the start of a change for the better in her life...