10 mandatory moviesby kholthor | created - 15 Apr 2011 | updated - 14 May 2012 | Public
Movies that are or will be classics of all time. Of course 10 is a very small number...
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1. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
Votes: 350,471 | Gross: $1.59M
Everything is there
PG | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 400,703 | Gross: $0.28M
Kubrick, Sellers and a remarquable tale about war and the episodic stupidity of humanity
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A space-opera spanning the dawn of man to humanity reaching the stars, 2001: A Space Odyssey tells the story of the Black Monolith, humanity's evolution and the rise of A.I.'s ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000.
Votes: 517,585 | Gross: $56.95M
Yes...Kubrick again but what can I say?...genius?
4. Mary Poppins (1964)
G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Votes: 127,976 | Gross: $102.27M
If you ever watch "one of those kid movies", this has got to be the one.
5. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Votes: 187,127 | Gross: $8.82M
A remedy to morosity
6. MASH (1970)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Votes: 61,718 | Gross: $81.60M
You're wondering about war?
7. All That Jazz (1979)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
Votes: 22,968 | Gross: $37.82M
Hard to watch but lessons are often painful
8. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
PG-13 | 165 min | Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
Votes: 259,798 | Gross: $5.32M
The forever ultimate spaghetti western
9. Blue Velvet (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Votes: 156,478 | Gross: $8.55M
The master at work in one of his best bizarre endeavour
10. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
R | 113 min | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.
Votes: 87,310 | Gross: $44.79M
Depressive characters should refrain watching this incredibly efficient acting demonstration