Favorite Films 04 (New Year 2020)

by filmcollectionlevelhindi | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Watchlist of PFS favorite is back at New Year

(35 films) Note: I've added more films to 48 films to reach together.

Section Two will be today.

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2. Mei ren zhi si (1986)

Fantasy, Romance

The tragic romance of Prince Kaisal and Mariyam from Uigur folklore.

Director: Chunlan Guang | Stars: Guzelinuer, Hurxide, Meiliguli, Mulatin

3. Nuoruus vauhdissa (1961)

74 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Laila and Lasse are two teenagers dreaming about careers as singers. (In real life, the actors were already the hottest numbers of the Finnish pop scene). Lasse's brother Rami dreams about ... See full summary »

Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Lasse Liemola, Laila Kinnunen, Anja Haahdenmaa, Rami Sarmasto

Votes: 37

4. I Will Buy You (1956)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Sport

A talent scout moves sharply, dead-set on signing a promising athlete to his team.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiji Sada, Keiko Kishi, Minoru Ôki, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 332

6. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Votes: 107,415 | Gross: $111.94M

7. Secrets of the Heavenly Book (1983)

89 min | Animation

Yuangong, the deacon, opened the shrine and exposed the holy book to the human world. He also carved the contents of the book on the stone wall of white cloud cave in the mountains. He is ... See full summary »

Directors: Shuchen Wang, Yunda Qian | Stars: Ke Bi, Jianhua Ding, Xiu Su

Votes: 164

9. The New Land (1972)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Western

A Swedish immigrant family struggle to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid 19th Century.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt

Votes: 3,479

12. Last Tango in Paris (1972)

NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

Votes: 46,628 | Gross: $36.14M

14. Backdraft (1991)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

38 Metascore

Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 68,014 | Gross: $77.87M

15. Shuang long tu zhu (1986)

Action, Comedy

The Hong Kong detectives, Chau and Beethoven, are back once more. This time, their mission is to protect a young girl from a gang boss' henchmen, who are trying to eliminate her so she ... See full summary »

Director: Wing-Cho Yip | Stars: Richard Ng, John Sham, Deannie Ip, May Mei-Mei Lo

Votes: 49

17. Dreams (1990)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada

Votes: 22,356 | Gross: $1.96M

18. Jiang hu ba mian feng (1991)


The heir to the throne flees to South China and is pursued by troops of a usurper as well as bandits and his own followers and supporters.

Director: Mei Hu | Stars: Yue Che, Xiaoyi Chen, Bide Yan

19. Sex and Zen (1991)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A man marries a beautiful wife, but decides to go out and experience as many sexual conquests as possible, with unusual and often hilarious results. Meanwhile, his wife is forced to enter a brothel and work as a prostitute.

Director: Michael Mak | Stars: Lawrence Ng, Amy Yip, Kent Cheng, Elvis Tsui

Votes: 1,936 | Gross: $0.40M

20. The Old Well (1987)

130 min | Drama, Romance

A married village worker teams up with an old girlfriend to try to dig a well for his water-starved village. The well collapses and they are trapped. Their enforced confinement leads to ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Yujing Liang, Yuqing Liao, Liping Lü, Xingli Niu

Votes: 256

21. Documenteur (1981)

65 min | Drama

A young French woman, separated from her lover, tries to find a lodging in L.A. for herself and her son.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Sabine Mamou, Mathieu Demy, Lisa Blok-Linson, Tina Odom

Votes: 444

22. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

92 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 123,133 | Gross: $0.19M

23. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2013– )

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Aisha Tyler hosts this skit comedy show where the actors on the show, usually Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles and another guest star or two do different comedy skits. It's all improv and made up on the spot.

Stars: Colin Mochrie, Aisha Tyler, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady

Votes: 6,820

25. Gabriel, Come Back (1951)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

A handsome young womanizer deceive tender women by first charming them and then take their money.

Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Tarmo Manni, Emma Väänänen, Salli Karuna, Ansa Ikonen

Votes: 108

26. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Victor Baker, Phil Bland, Bernadette Carrion van Rijn

Votes: 1,883

27. If I Ruled the World (1998– )


Satirical panel-based quiz show in which contestants had to pretend to be politicians and view the studio audience as their 'electorate'.

Stars: Clive Anderson, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy, Tony Hawks

Votes: 21

28. Guys and Dolls (1955)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 14,565 | Gross: $13.00M

29. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

40 Metascore

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 112,035 | Gross: $51.27M

30. Olsen-banden (II) (1968)

82 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

Egon Olsen has been behind bars for some time, but that hasn't stopped the criminal mastermind from making a plan - a plan to steal a very valuable golden statue, and never to fall behind ... See full summary »

Director: Knut Bohwim | Stars: Arve Opsahl, Carsten Byhring, Sverre Holm, Aud Schønemann

Votes: 1,493

31. A Day Without Lies (1963)

88 min | Family

A young man working for 2 real estate dealers complains about them always lying. They claim it's impossible to avoid and bet DKK5000 with the young man that he can't only tell the truth for 24 hours. Comical situations follow.

Director: Sven Methling | Stars: Per Asplin, Charlotte Ernst, Karl Stegger, Asbjørn Andersen

Votes: 58

32. Lucky Dragon No. 5 (1959)

115 min | Drama

The story of a Japanese fishing boat whose crew were accidental victims of fallout from the Bikini hydrogen bomb tests.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Jûkichi Uno, Nobuko Otowa, Harold Conway, Masao Mishima

Votes: 55

33. A Flower Girl (1972)

TV-PG | 127 min | Drama, Musical

The country is occupied by the Japanese imperialists. Koppun is selling flowers at the market to get some money to buy medicine for her sick mother. Her brother is imprisoned, her father ... See full summary »

Directors: Ik-gyu Choe, Hak Pak | Stars: Son Byung-ok, Chon Sob Han, Yong Hui Hong, Ren Rin Kim

Votes: 175

35. Princess Chang Ping (1976)

102 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

Love story of Princess Changping, the last princess of the Ming Dynasty in China.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Kim Sung Lung, Shuet Shi Mui, Kim-Dan Chu, Xuelu Jiang

Votes: 76

36. Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama

A sophisticated and self-assured woman from Paris joins a middle-class rural estate as a maid and causes quite a stir among the variously uptight, perverse and violent inhabitants.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Georges Géret, Michel Piccoli, Daniel Ivernel

Votes: 7,715 | Gross: $0.02M

37. The Chinese Feast (1995)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

Kit is a gangster looking to start a new life as a chef in Canada, so he can be closer to his girlfriend. But in his struggle to learn the fine art of cuisine, he runs across a red-headed ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Kenny Bee, Leslie Cheung, Siu Cheung, Yuk Wah Cheung

Votes: 988

38. Il Bidone (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A trio of con-men lead by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 4,518

39. Pociag do Hollywood (1987)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

A young woman is bitten by the acting bug after seeing Marilyn Monroe in "Some Like It Hot". She patterns herself after MM and after finishing high school goes for screen tests to the Film ... See full summary »

Director: Radoslaw Piwowarski | Stars: Katarzyna Figura, Piotr Siwkiewicz, Rafal Wegrzyniak, Grazyna Krukówna

Votes: 126

40. Crab (1982)

102 min | Crime, Drama

Tell the story and recreate the kidnapping events of a child that shocked public opinion in Caracas, Venezuela, 1973.

Director: Román Chalbaud | Stars: Miguel Ángel Landa, América Alonso, Carlos Márquez, Domingo Del Castillo

Votes: 63

42. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 204,814 | Gross: $8.82M

44. West Side Story (1961)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

86 Metascore

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 90,867 | Gross: $43.66M