The Best Films of each Year

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1. Judy and Punch (2019)

105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Seaside (nowhere near the sea), puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show in an an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule.

Director: Mirrah Foulkes | Stars: Damon Herriman, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Hardie, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 68

2019 1.Judy and Punch 2.Bacurau 3.Ghost Town Anthology 4.Monos 5.God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

6.Top End Wedding 7.Queen of Hearts 8.The Souvenir 9.The Ground Beneath My Feet 10.The Whistlers

11.Avengers: Endgame 12.Vai 13.Game Over 14.Aladdin 15.Captain Marvel

16.Alita: Battle Angel 17.Portrait of a Lady on Fire 18.Sequin In A Blue Room 19.Dumbo

2. The Nightingale (I) (2018)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Aisling Franciosi, Ewen Leslie

Votes: 545

2018 1.The Nightingale 2.Husband Material 3.Mary Queen of Scots 4.Acute Misfortune 5.The Heiresses

6.Jesus 7.Eighth Grade 8.Shadow 9.Black Panther 10.Mary Magdalene

11.Happy as Lazzaro 12.Gloria Bell 13.Boy Erased 14.The Miseducation of Cameron Post 15.The Mercy

16.Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days 17.Destroyer 18.Her Smell 19.1985 20.The Seagull

21.Vox Lux 22.Suspiria 23.The Grinch 24.Can You Ever Forgive Me? 25.Vita and Virginia

3. Ali's Wedding (2017)

TV-MA | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

After telling a white lie which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive, musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, even though he's madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl.

Director: Jeffrey Walker | Stars: Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Helana Sawires, Robert Rabiah

Votes: 3,243

2017 1.Ali's Wedding 2.On Body and Soul 3.The Other Side of Hope 4.I Am Not a Witch 5.Summer 1993

6.Revenge 7.Breath 8.Beast 9.How to Talk to Girls at Parties 10.Disobedience

11.In the Fade 12.The Greatest Showman 13.On the Beach at Night Alone 14.Song to Song 15.Happy End

16.Old Beast 17.Angels Wear White 18.A Fantastic Woman 19.I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. 20.Beatriz at Dinner

21.Love Education 22.Suburbicon 23.Our Time Will Come 24.The Bar 25.Based on a True Story

4. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 24,827 | Gross: $1.49M

2016 1.Julieta 2.Goodbye Berlin 3.First Girl I Loved 4.Silence 5.Harmonium

6.Wiener-Dog 7.The Lost City of Z 8.The Bad Batch 9.Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer 10.The Unknown Girl

11.The Eyes of My Mother 12.Personal Affairs 13.Planetarium 14.The Ornithologist 15.The Summer Is Gone

16.Gukoroku - Traces of Sin 17.My Life as a Zucchini 18.The Light Between Oceans 19.A Monster Calls 20.Lion

21.Toni Erdmann 22.The World of Us 23.I Am Not Madame Bovary 24.Ma' Rosa 25.Belgica

5. Chappie (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

41 Metascore

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 214,599 | Gross: $31.57M

2015 1.CHAAPiE 2.Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One 3.Embrace of the Serpent 4.45 Years 5.Brooklyn

6.Sherpa 7.The Daughter 8.Aferim! 9.The Club 10.Knight of Cups

11.Remember 12.The Hateful Eight 13.Dheepan 14.Tale of Tales 15.The Danish Girl

16.Son of Saul 17.Mad Max: Fury Road 18.Poltergeist 19.Our Little Sister 20.Body

21.Eye in the Sky 22.Irrational Man 23.Right Now, Wrong Then 24.The Revenant 25.The Witch

6. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 766,729 | Gross: $167.77M

2014 1.Gone Girl 2.Wild Tales 3.Timbuktu 4.The Little Death 5.Goodnight Mommy

6.A Most Wanted Man 7.Clouds of Sils Maria 8.The Captive 9.Party Girl 10.Two Days, One Night

11.What We Do in the Shadows 12.The Postman's White Nights 13.Phoenix 14.Leviathan 15.The Babadook

16.Mr. Turner 17.Maleficent 18.The Equalizer 19.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 20.Mr. Peabody & Sherman

21.Edge of Tomorrow 22.It Follows 23.Big Eyes 24.Noah 25.Exodus: Gods and Kings

7. Free Fall (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 16,098

2013 1.Free Fall 2.The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 3.Prisoners 4.Under the Skin 5.Starred Up

6.Snowpiercer 7.The Railway Man 8.The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 9.Tangerines 10.Nebraska

11.Gravity 12.Ida 13.Side Effects 14.Planes 15.Five Dances

16.The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 17.I'm So Excited! 18.The Bling Ring 19.Oblivion 20.Captain Phillips

8. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 540,603 | Gross: $126.48M

2012 1.Prometheus 2.The Broken Circle Breakdown 3.The Hunger Games 4.Camille Rewinds 5.Like Someone in Love 6.Dark Shadows 7.To the Wonder 8.Flight 9.Hand in Hand 10.Jack Reacher 11.Holy Motors 12.Spring Breakers 13.Rust and Bone 14.Laurence Anyways 15.Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 16.The Bourne Legacy 17.Great Expectations 18.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 19.The Woman in Black 20.Mirror Mirror

9. The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy

Votes: 13,791 | Gross: $1.12M

2011 1.The Deep Blue Sea 2.Sleeping Beauty 3.The Skin I Live In 4.Wuthering Heights 5.Melancholia 6.Happy Feet Two 7.Albert Nobbs 8.Jane Eyre 9.We Need to Talk About Kevin 10.Oslo, August 31st

10. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 148,706 | Gross: $15.54M

2010 1.The Ghost Writer 2.Heartbeats 3.Kaboom 4.Another Year 5.Shutter Island 6.The King's Speech 7.Black Swan 8.True Grit 9.How to Train Your Dragon 10.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

11. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

R | 100 min | Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston

Votes: 23,655 | Gross: $0.17M

2009 1.The Disappearance of Alice Creed 2.The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans 3.Antichrist 4.Inglourious Basterds 5.Knowing 6.The Road 7.Moon 8.Coraline 9.A Single Man 10.Nine

12. In Bruges (2008)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington

Votes: 363,234 | Gross: $7.76M

2008 1.In Bruges 2.Doubt 3.The Reader 4.Let The Right One In 5.Burn After Reading 6.The Strangers 7.Definitely, Maybe 8.The Wrestler 9.The Other Boleyn Girl 10.Vicky Cristina Barcelona

13. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 771,631 | Gross: $74.28M

2007 1.No Country for Old Men 2.Sunshine 3.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4.28 Weeks Later 5.Stardust

14. Volver (I) (2006)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo

Votes: 88,113 | Gross: $12.90M

2006 1.Volver 2.Children of Men 3.Pan's Labyrinth 4.Casino Royale 5.A Prairie Home Companion 6.Breaking and Entering 7.The Fountain 8.Miss Potter 9.Curse of the Golden Flower 10.Stranger Than Fiction

15. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,200,919 | Gross: $206.85M

2005 1.Batman Begins 2.Three Times 3.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 4.Match Point 5.Just Friends 6.The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 7.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 8.Kingdom of Heaven 9.The Island 10.Pride & Prejudice

16. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 493,038 | Gross: $249.36M

2004 1.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 3.Kill Bill: Vol. 2 4.I, Robot 5.The Grudge 6.Birth 7.Mean Girls 8.Closer 9.Before Sunset 10.Million Dollar Baby

17. The Return (2003)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

82 Metascore

In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

Votes: 38,488 | Gross: $0.50M

2003 1.The Return 2.The Foliage 3.Kill Bill: Vol. 1 4.The Best of Youth 5.Cold Mountain 6.The School of Rock 7.X2 8.Hulk 9.Big Fish 10.Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 11.Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 12.Underworld 13.Daredevil 14.The Matrix Reloaded 15.Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

18. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 165,664 | Gross: $22.25M

2002 1.Adaptation. 2.The Hours 3.Panic Room 4.28 Days Later... 5.Scooby-Doo

19. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 700,917 | Gross: $1.48M

2001 1.Donnie Darko 2.The Others 3.Gosford Park 4.Shrek 5.Legally Blonde 6.Millennium Mambo 7.Mulholland Dr. 8.Planet of the Apes 9.Artificial Intelligence: AI 10.Bridget Jones's Diary

20. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 240,749 | Gross: $128.08M

2000 1.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2.Requiem for a Dream 3.Charlie's Angels 4.Cast Away 5.X-Men 6.What Lies Beneath 7.The Beach 8.In the Mood for Love 9.Gladiator 10.Memento

21. The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,519,909 | Gross: $171.48M

1999 1.The Matrix 2.Election 3.Being John Malkovich 4.Lola rennt 5.Eyes Wide Shut 6.American Beauty 7.The Blair Witch Project 8.Fight Club 9.The Talented Mr. Ripley 10.The Sixth Sense

22. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 29,609 | Gross: $18.32M

1998 1.Babe: Pig in the City 2.I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

23. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 261,859 | Gross: $12.34M

1997 1.Gattaca 2.As Good as It Gets 3.Men in Black 4.The Fifth Element 5.Titanic 6.I Know What You Did Last Summer 7.Con Air 8.Batman & Robin

24. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 57,584 | Gross: $4.04M

1996 1.Breaking the Waves 2.Trainspotting 3.Fargo 4.Scream 5.The Rock

25. A Little Princess (1995)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 29,707 | Gross: $10.02M

1995 1.A Little Princess 2.Sense and Sensibility 3.Clueless 4.Batman Forever

26. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster & his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,652,893 | Gross: $107.93M

1994 1.Pulp Fiction 2.Forrest Gump 3.The Shawshank Redemption

27. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 787,903 | Gross: $402.45M

1993 1.Jurassic Park 2.Addams Family Values

28. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror

57 Metascore

The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 174,535 | Gross: $82.52M

1992 1.Bram Stoker's Dracula 2.Batman Returns

29. The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

57 Metascore

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 115,951 | Gross: $113.50M

1991 1.The Addams Family 2.The Silence of the Lambs

30. My Life as a Dog (1985)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Comedy

A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén, Melinda Kinnaman

Votes: 17,090 | Gross: $8.35M

1985 1.My Life as a Dog

31. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 719,085 | Gross: $78.90M

1979 1.Alien

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