Top 25 Moviesby freddyschmitz | created - 18 May 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Honorable mentions: Happiness; Star Wars IV; Spirited Away; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Full Metal Jacket; Paths of Glory; Django Unchained; Dazed & Confused, The Fall; The Straight Story.
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1. 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: 560,221 | Gross: $83.47M
2. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 848,365 | Gross: $2.83M
I just love every second of this movie. The dialogue, the acting, the suspense, the setting. Quentin Tarantino's cool, raw and gritty masterpiece.
3. Rio Bravo (1959)
Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Drama, Western
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
Votes: 51,901 | Gross: $12.54M
My favorite Western - hands down. And the best movie about male friendship that you can find.
5. Gran Torino (2008)
R | 116 min | Drama
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbor, Thao Lor (Bee Vang), a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
Votes: 679,711 | Gross: $148.10M
6. Ginger Snaps (2000)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.
Votes: 38,856 | Gross: $0.00M
This movie is so underrated. The setting and the whole B-movie vibe that this movie gives while still giving me perfectly likeable characters and good dialogue and perfect pacing is what makes this one of my favorite movies of all time. The probably best aspect about this movie is though, that one of the two protagonist is turning into the antagonist throughout the movie and while this is totally clear to the audience AND the protagonist, who is the antagonists sister, you still hope for everything to turn out just fine. You emphasize with both of the characters because you can relate to them to a certain extent while both of them have totally contrary personalities. The werewolf as a metaphor for female puberty is also a fun idea and fits the film just fine and adds a humorous note to this strange but perfectly mixture of dark comedy, drama, coming off age and horror movie. It is the only horror movie that I would watch if there wasn't a werewolf in it. Just for the characters.
7. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,154,880 | Gross: $120.54M
8. I Stand Alone (1998)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Votes: 18,522 | Gross: $0.05M
9. Bully (2001)
R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.
Votes: 33,051 | Gross: $1.54M
Based on real life events this is a dramatization of the murder of Bobby Kent by his best friend and his girlfriend. It plays almost like one of those cheesy crime "documentaries" like "Wicked Attraction" but its way more explicit. It's very raw. Larry Clarks best movie by far.
10. Drive (I) (2011)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor in this action drama.
Votes: 530,501 | Gross: $35.06M
11. Oldboy (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 469,372 | Gross: $0.71M
13. 12 Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 546,048 | Gross: $57.14M
14. 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: 706,710 | Gross: $1.48M
Coming-of-Age/Sci-Fi/Drama/Mystery movie. Wild genre mix and one of the strongest debuts I've ever seen from a director.
15. 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: 927,344 | Gross: $46.84M
16. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 91,736 | Gross: $9.45M
17. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, 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: 948,887 | Gross: $19.50M
19. 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 by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 654,758 | Gross: $28.26M
20. 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: 1,684,411 | Gross: $107.93M
22. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Votes: 80,445 | Gross: $3.31M
23. True Romance (1993)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.
Votes: 192,078 | Gross: $12.28M
24. The Hitcher (1986)
R | 97 min | Thriller
A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.
Votes: 40,664 | Gross: $5.84M
25. Angst (I) (1983)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.