Films on IMDB with an 8 or Higher Score (IMDB Top 750)by tom245-32-153383 | created - 17 Nov 2011 | updated - 15 Mar 2019 | Public
Put the list in order (imdb rating) and you should have every film on imdb with an 8 or above. The films with 7.9 previously had 8 but have dropped 0.1. This is a great way to see unknown films, previously unheard of. My favorites I have found due to the list are : the human condition, woman under the influence, whisper of the heart, Sansho, The Ascent, Exit Through The Gift Shop, 3-iron and Klass. Good luck trying to watch all of them.
4 Years on Edit: Just been reading the descriptions for the films and how awful and cringe-inducing the comments I made were. Some really bad jokes as well. So I apologise for this and have deleted the worst of them. I will still continue to edit the list.
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2. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant youngest son.
Votes: 1,833,493 | Gross: $134.97M
3. The Godfather Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 1,256,686 | Gross: $57.30M
4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Adventure, Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 755,014 | Gross: $6.10M
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 2,024,051 | Gross: $107.93M
6. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama
The jury in a New York City murder trial is frustrated by a single member whose skeptical caution forces them to more carefully consider the evidence before jumping to a hasty verdict.
Votes: 780,919 | Gross: $4.36M
7. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,340,729 | Gross: $96.90M
My third favourite holocaust movie (woo)
8. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,616,815 | Gross: $534.86M
9. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O., but his tragic past may doom the project and his team to disaster.
Votes: 2,319,292 | Gross: $292.58M
10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
In the Fall of 1963, a Korean War veteran and criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rallies up the scared patients against the tyrannical nurse.
Votes: 998,984 | Gross: $112.00M
"I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this"
PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,820,982 | Gross: $377.85M
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued across the galaxy by Darth Vader and bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Votes: 1,278,307 | Gross: $290.48M
Shouldn't have played Lego Star Wars before watching it as it gave away the whole plot... still very good though
14. Seven Samurai (1954)
Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Drama
Farmers from a village exploited by bandits hire a veteran samurai for protection, who gathers six other samurai to join him. As the samurai teach the peasants how to defend themselves, the village is attacked by an army of bandits.
Votes: 344,036 | Gross: $0.27M
too good for this list
15. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 145 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 1,145,946 | Gross: $46.84M
About 100 times as good as the Goodfellas pizza
PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,846,545 | Gross: $315.54M
17. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,350,929 | Gross: $322.74M
Spawned the franchise that made Warwick Davies a household name.
18. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 751,271 | Gross: $7.56M
Brazil has serious potential for film-making. City of God showed viewers the gangster/crime culture of Brazil which few knew existed. Do not bother with City of Men, it's not worth it
19. 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: 327,721 | Gross: $5.32M
20. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
Votes: 567,719 | Gross: $1.02M
21. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.
Votes: 1,891,815 | Gross: $171.48M
22. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his Greenwich Village courtyard apartment window, and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder, despite the skepticism of his fashion-model girlfriend.
Votes: 488,223 | Gross: $36.76M
Hitchcock's best. Very sophisticated, suspense doesn't get more classy then this
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
Archaeology professor Indiana Jones ventures to seize a biblical artefact known as the Ark of the Covenant. While doing so, he puts up a fight against Renee and a troop of Nazis.
Votes: 958,081 | Gross: $248.16M
24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,413,711 | Gross: $130.74M
"It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again"
25. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 1,075,987 | Gross: $23.34M
26. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 665,343 | Gross: $32.00M
Norman Bates is the ultimate serial killer.
28. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and other historical events unfold from the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.
Votes: 2,047,860 | Gross: $330.25M
29. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
PG-13 | 179 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Votes: 1,644,295 | Gross: $342.55M
My favourite of the trilogy. Talking trees.
30. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
33. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
12-year-old Mathilda is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 1,148,115 | Gross: $19.50M
PG | 95 min | Comedy, War
An insane American general orders a bombing attack on the Soviet Union, triggering a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 488,074 | Gross: $0.28M
35. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 662,209 | Gross: $83.47M
37. North by Northwest (1959)
Approved | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and falls for a woman whose loyalties he begins to doubt.
Votes: 326,511 | Gross: $13.28M
38. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance: 'Rosebud.'
Votes: 440,074 | Gross: $1.59M
Was a lot better in the 1940-90s then now. Everything about it was revolutionary. Welles was breaking film making rules he didn't even know existed.
39. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy