my best movies of all timeby longshotdr | created - 17 Feb 2011 | updated - 16 Sep 2012 | Public
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1. Breaking the Waves (1996)
R | 159 min | Drama
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.
Votes: 53,924 | Gross: $4.04M
2. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance
Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.
Votes: 61,268 | Gross: $71.52M
The best movie about choice, passionnate love and abandonment. Both of my favorites actors and very sad story.
3. Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War
Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and ... See full summary »
never saw a tv movie that make me believe so much in human spirit. Should have been on the big screen for everybody to see it.
4. Ghost (1990)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Votes: 169,340 | Gross: $217.63M
6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,943,250 | Gross: $28.34M
The triomph of faith over desperation. A masterpiece.
7. The Mission (1986)
PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Votes: 49,051 | Gross: $17.22M
What an epic movie with the genious Ennio Morricone. Such a revealing story about conquistadores and indians. The cinematography is indescriptible.
8. The Painted Veil (2006)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 83,133 | Gross: $8.06M
9. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 928,139 | Gross: $128.01M
Leonardo at his best.
10. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 156,608 | Gross: $9.03M
if it really happened, it is so sad, so sad.
12. Casualties of War (1989)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Votes: 36,382 | Gross: $18.67M
13. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 538,047 | Gross: $37.63M
14. Joyeux Noel (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music
In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.
Votes: 24,379 | Gross: $1.05M
a true story like silent night to proove that peace can be a solution.
15. House of Sand and Fog (2003)
R | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners.
Votes: 59,975 | Gross: $13.01M
another sad story with such great actors. What a film.
16. Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, War
The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.
with general Roméo Dallaire from my country.
17. Mother and Child (2009)
R | 125 min | Drama, Romance
A drama centered around three women: A 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago, and an African American woman looking to adopt a child of her own.
Votes: 10,532 | Gross: $1.11M
18. Stay (I) (2005)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
This movie focuses on the attempts of a psychiatrist to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while trying to maintain his own grip on reality.
Votes: 67,295 | Gross: $3.63M
19. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
Votes: 299,048 | Gross: $96.52M
20. Pretty Woman (1990)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.
Votes: 242,125 | Gross: $178.41M
21. Backdraft (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Votes: 63,211 | Gross: $77.87M
22. Alien (1979)
R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 664,376 | Gross: $78.90M
23. The Terminator (1984)
R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible Android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all cost
Votes: 684,357 | Gross: $38.40M
24. Babel (I) (2006)
R | 143 min | Drama
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Votes: 263,472 | Gross: $34.30M
25. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 292,169 | Gross: $77.91M
26. Vanilla Sky (2001)
R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
Votes: 223,848 | Gross: $100.61M
27. Julia (2008)
R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A woman tries to extort money, using a young boy as bait.
Votes: 5,322 | Gross: $0.00M
A big big surprise, good suspense and most of all, Tilda Swinton, what a great actress. A must see movie.
28. A Perfect World (1993)
PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Votes: 63,752 | Gross: $31.16M
29. Desire (1992)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A Scottish woman who attends school in Paris comes home for the summer and helps take in the straw, where she meets an attractive and simple man. They begin a torrid affair despite the ... See full summary »