The 1000 Greatest Films of All Timeby gibboanx | created - 03 Jan 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Updated constantly. It's taken me 12 years to reach a 1000 films. The first DVD I bought was The Spy Who Shagged Me when i was 11. Every film on this list I've seen and reviewed. Also it constantly changes as I watch about 3 films a day. AH old age virginity here I come. *also I had nothing to do with these beeps.
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1. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,337,897 | Gross: $134.97M
Perfect. Flawless. I can quote every word.
2. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 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: 843,672 | Gross: $46.84M
No one can tell a story like Scorsese.
3. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,528,696 | Gross: $107.93M
I can put this on Audio and enjoy just as much.
4. 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: 851,709 | Gross: $23.34M
The scene in which Verbal walks out of the police station is for me, the greatest film scene of all time.
5. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Votes: 515,617 | Gross: $83.47M
The greatest film I've ever seen at the cinema. Awesome
6. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 94 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 557,392 | Gross: $16.50M
This film contains the greatest soundtrack of all time.
7. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,567,105 | Gross: $37.03M
I was and still am obsessed with this piece of genius.
8. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Votes: 1,008,235 | Gross: $96.07M
It said on the back of the DVD, "Have a box of Kleenex ready". Rubbish, I used about two. There was only a shower scene
Powerful film. Always makes me reach for the Kleenex, because of how gut-wrenching it is.
9. Boogie Nights (1997)
R | 155 min | Drama
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Votes: 209,497 | Gross: $26.40M
Trainspotting's closest rival to the greatest soundtrack of all time. PTA what a genius.
10. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 772,779 | Gross: $2.83M
Possibly the greatest screenplay ever written.
11. 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: 1,954,440 | Gross: $28.34M
Now that's a film. If only all characters could be this emphatical.
12. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
Votes: 479,335 | Gross: $260.00M
The perfect blockbuster. I'm still terrified of the water.
13. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Votes: 593,996 | Gross: $28.26M
Is it wrong that I find Travis Bickle the most identifiable character in the history of cinema.
14. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Votes: 468,370 | Gross: $64.62M
Forget Crowe, Spacey, Basinger or Strathairn. People should never forget how good an actor Guy Pearse is. He's in my top 20 easily.
15. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 862,747 | Gross: $210.61M
Now that's a feel good movie. It's so perfectly architectured.
16. 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: 925,578 | Gross: $57.30M
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. This is one of the many mantras I use from this classic.
17. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Votes: 528,299 | Gross: $24.61M
Well the little one wasn't circumcised.
18. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,926,785 | Gross: $534.86M
What ever doesn't kill you simply makes you stranger
19. Magnolia (1999)
R | 188 min | Drama
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Votes: 260,569 | Gross: $22.46M
RESPECT THE COCK, TAME THE *beep*
20. Scarface (1983)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Votes: 621,933 | Gross: $45.60M
Say Hello to my little friend!!!!!!
21. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.
Votes: 234,029 | Gross: $52.36M
That's the last time you put a knife in me!
22. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 663,632 | Gross: $0.19M
28 days 6 hours 42 minutes 12 seconds
23. Platoon (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Votes: 333,464 | Gross: $138.53M
An absolute war classic. Deserves more recognition than it gets.
24. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.
Votes: 493,728 | Gross: $67.44M
"Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner."
25. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 939,477 | Gross: $130.10M
Look at me, jerking off in the shower... This will be the high point of my day; it's all downhill from here.
26. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 621,802 | Gross: $17.50M
I am the Walrus?
27. Raging Bull (1980)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Emotionally self-destructive boxer, Jake La Motta's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.
Votes: 270,990 | Gross: $23.38M
Did you *beep* my wife?
28. A Prophet (2009)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.
Votes: 85,239 | Gross: $2.08M
These *beep* Arabs! At least dogs *beep* in silence
29. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,006,903 | Gross: $132.38M
I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.
30. There's Something About Mary (1998)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.
Votes: 265,606 | Gross: $176.48M
Is that hair gel?
31. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 853,631 | Gross: $19.50M
Can we use real bullets now?
32. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Votes: 607,066 | Gross: $7.56M
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
33. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
R | 229 min | Crime, Drama
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Votes: 258,772 | Gross: $5.32M
Beautiful film. Leone's best. I know that's a big statement.
34. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Votes: 469,699 | Gross: $3.90M
It was the first film that made me fall in love with English gangster films and for a period was my favourite film.
35. The Truman Show (1998)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.
Votes: 780,740 | Gross: $125.62M
Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!
36. Toy Story (1995)
G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
Votes: 734,293 | Gross: $191.80M
You are a TOY!!
37. Alien (1979)
R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 667,950 | Gross: $78.90M
The food ain't that bad baby!
38. Rushmore (1998)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation.
Votes: 150,305 | Gross: $17.11M
She's my Rushmore
39. The Matrix (1999)
R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Votes: 1,404,987 | Gross: $171.48M
There is no spoon
40. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,193,541 | Gross: $100.13M
You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention
41. 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: 714,027 | Gross: $138.43M
How do you like them apples?
42. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 566,649 | Gross: $85.16M
Get away from her YOU BITCH!
43. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Votes: 313,692 | Gross: $232.91M
What an excellent day for an exorcism.
44. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama