Movies i just loveby dreamsdocometrue-41-617392 | created - 05 Jan 2012 | updated - 01 Feb 2014 | Public
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1. 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: 1,941,298 | Gross: $28.34M
2. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Votes: 709,599 | Gross: $138.43M
Among other things, Will appeal to the nerd in you
3. Cinderella Man (2005)
PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Votes: 160,297 | Gross: $61.65M
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder - many a magical moments for the discerning
4. The Best of Youth (2003)
R | 366 min | Drama, Romance
An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Votes: 18,133 | Gross: $0.25M
Cant believe it has not come to my notice much earlier...much much earlier...a gem
5. Warrior (2011)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
Votes: 380,842 | Gross: $13.66M
6. Real Steel (2011)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Family
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.
Votes: 274,124 | Gross: $85.47M
Touches all the predictable yet right chords!!
7. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,471,745 | Gross: $330.25M
8. Gran Torino (2008)
R | 116 min | Drama
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
Votes: 633,640 | Gross: $148.10M
A climax that blew me away!!
9. Revolutionary Road (2008)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Votes: 167,512 | Gross: $22.91M
A telling re-creation of modern sense of life!!!
10. Rudy (1993)
PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
Votes: 47,255 | Gross: $22.75M
"A steaming bowl of chicken soup"ish boost for the soul
11. The Savages (2007)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Votes: 33,536 | Gross: $6.61M
One of the rare ones with a starkishly realistic take on life!!
12. Any Given Sunday (1999)
R | 162 min | Drama, Sport
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.
Votes: 103,525 | Gross: $75.53M
My first "under dog" wins american sports flick...boy did it leave an impression!!
13. A Prophet (2009)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.
Votes: 84,977 | Gross: $2.08M
Sure to surprise you..with its gruesome intensity
14. Garden State (2004)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.
Votes: 196,898 | Gross: $26.78M
15. In America (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.
Votes: 38,238 | Gross: $15.54M
Brilliant in so many senses...Visual, Dialogue, Music...!!! A stunning juxtaposition of reality and realistic myth !!
16. Simon Birch (1998)
PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.
Votes: 19,308 | Gross: $18.25M
Made me so interested in John Irving that i started reading the book !!
17. The Cider House Rules (1999)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance
A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
Votes: 84,819 | Gross: $57.55M
" A deep examination of absolute morality !!"
18. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 196,936 | Gross: $52.77M
" This should have been a required watch in high school !! "
19. Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)
R | 99 min | Drama, War
Two Russian soldiers, one battle-seasoned and the other barely into his boots and uniform, are taken prisoner by an anxious Islamic father from a remote village hoping to trade them for his captured son.
Votes: 3,738 | Gross: $0.66M
" A great depiction of culture, tradition, way of living while a stunning plot unfolds....with myriad of well etched characters and intriguing situations"
20. Scent of a Woman (1992)
R | 156 min | Drama
A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.
Votes: 217,626 | Gross: $63.90M
"Great dialogue .. really enjoyed the conversations"
21. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Votes: 270,784 | Gross: $148.81M
"Masterpiece of a novel..a stunning experiment that is perfectly apt for the content...great performances by hugh jackman and anne hathway..!!"
22. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
Votes: 258,265 | Gross: $53.61M
"Wow...What a story!!
a man's deep desire to be a hero/ a desire to be respected/ a desire to be looked up to...by his family and to waht extent can he go to achieve that!!
One of the best dialogues ever!!
If I don't go, we gotta pack up and leave. Now I'm tired, Alice. I'm tired of watching my boys go hungry. I'm tired of the way that they look at me. I'm tired of the way that you don't.
Taut narration !!!
With many possibilities staring at you till the very end...a plot that keeps alive your imagination and demands you to undrestand the characters to be able to predict...!!!
Haunting Background score and RUSSEL CROWE!!"
23. Incendies (2010)
R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.
Votes: 109,427 | Gross: $6.86M
The movie stays with you long after you are done watching it ... you spend time trying to understand the morality and motive behind the actions of the protagonist...which is more than i can say for most movies i have watched!!
24. 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 CEO.
Votes: 1,699,135 | Gross: $292.58M