25 fillms that have to be seen before you die

by nischay-madhavan | created - 11 May 2012 | updated - 02 Aug 2016 | Public
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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,963,618 | Gross: $28.34M

needs no description!

2. The Green Mile (1999)

R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

61 Metascore

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 936,437 | Gross: $136.80M

an emotional roller coaster, with terrific acting performances

3. My Name Is Khan (2010)

PG-13 | 165 min | Drama

50 Metascore

An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President of the United States seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sheetal Menon, Katie A. Keane

Votes: 85,212 | Gross: $4.02M

no religion or cast is bigger than the human existence, this film's message carries great emotional and mental value

4. 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: 514,658 | Gross: $127.51M

a visual treat. anybody aspiring to be an actor must watch and learn from brad pitt in this film.

5. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 321,021 | Gross: $128.51M

comical, stupendous, a laugh every second, brilliant acting.

6. Company (2002)

155 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala, Seema Biswas

Votes: 12,147

stunning, smart and fast paced,

7. 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: 1,491,868 | Gross: $330.25M

no description needed!!!!!

8. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 150,962 | Gross: $125.60M

brilliant acting, superb concept

9. Ishaqzaade (2012)

PG | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A love story of a passion ignited by hatred. Of two people. Born to hate. Destined to love.

Director: Habib Faisal | Stars: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Gauhar Khan, Anil Rastogi

Votes: 5,603

there are no barriers for love! not even caste and religion barriers. perfect film, newbie actors, but acting one of the strongest points of the film along with the superb screenplay.

10. Rockstar (2011)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Music, Musical

Janardhan Jakhar chases his dreams of becoming a big Rock star, during which he falls in love with Heer.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Shammi Kapoor, Kumud Mishra

Votes: 31,843 | Gross: $0.99M

gripping, a journey filled with success and the thought of lonliness

11. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

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 CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,719,221 | Gross: $292.58M

great direction, a true visual treat great acting.

12. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.

Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Naseeruddin Shah, Farhan Akhtar

Votes: 53,841 | Gross: $3.08M

if you are a batchelor getting married stumble by this,.brilliant story and acting.

13. Rock On!! (2008)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Music

Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor | Stars: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny, Purab Kohli

Votes: 18,065

speechless.

14. Jhankaar Beats (2003)

143 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two copywriter brothers and their apprentice compete in a music contest.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Sanjay Suri, Rahul Bose, Juhi Chawla, Rinke Khanna

Votes: 1,702

terrific!

15. 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: 222,556 | Gross: $5.54M

out of the world dialogue and acting.

16. 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: 210,053 | Gross: $2.22M

great concept and superb execution of a rather dififcult script

17. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,011,613 | Gross: $132.38M

18. The Devil's Double (2011)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Philip Quast

Votes: 57,092 | Gross: $1.36M

sterrific acting, superb concept.

19. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 542,607 | Gross: $96.96M

gripping, explainative, triumphant.

20. Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

Not Rated | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Shruti and Bittoo become partners in their very own "Wedding planning ka bijness" in Delhi and in the process discover friendship, love and one another.

Director: Maneesh Sharma | Stars: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Ranjit Batra, Manu Rishi Chadha

Votes: 12,292

peppy, comical, emotional when needed.

21. X: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 580,682 | Gross: $146.41M

best super hero movie, no actors that are huge or massive stars, but made in such a way that no one will go home without the essence of a true super hero movie

22. Up (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

88 Metascore

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson | Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 789,209 | Gross: $293.00M

one of the most soulful and beautifully made film, perfect comic scenes, matched beautifully with some sentimental scenes

23. Anbe Sivam (2003)

Not Rated | 160 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two men, one young and arrogant, the other damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate.

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Kiran Rathod, Nassar

Votes: 11,258

'anbe sivan' beautiful movie, featuring kamal hassan, expressing the truth of the owrld which is love is god,

24. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 990,674 | Gross: $760.51M

james cameron's power packed film, with superb sci fi action, and great graphics even in 2d

26. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,344,474 | Gross: $134.97M