#1 The Godfather 1972
An offer you can't refuse
Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale, John Marley, Rudy Bond.
Overview: The story spans the years from 1945 to 1955 and chronicles the fictional Italian American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael, steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Countries: Italy, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 55m. Rated: R.
#2 The Shawshank Redemption 1994
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Director: Frank Darabont. Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, Mark Rolston, James Whitmore, Renee Blaine, Brian Delate, Brian Libby.
Overview: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.
Genres: Drama, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 22m. Rated: R.
#3 The Godfather: Part II 1974
I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.
Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. Gazzo, G.D. Spradlin, Richard Bright, Francesca De Sapio, Oreste Baldini, Gastone Moschin, Giuseppe Sillato, Kelly Williams.
Overview: The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Countries: Dominican Republic, Italy, United States of America. Runtime: 3h 20m. Rated: R.
#4 Pulp Fiction 1994
Just because you are a character doesn't mean you have character.
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Harvey Keitel, Eric Stoltz, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Peter Greene, Rosanna Arquette, Duane Whitaker, Paul Calderon, Frank Whaley.
Overview: Pulp Fiction is a cult film by Director Quentin Tarantino with three interwoven plots with lots of violence, absurdity, and great music. The film is Tarantino’s most famous and the film that cemented his name and style in Hollywood.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Indie, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 28m. Rated: R.
#5 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1967
For three men the Civil War wasn’t hell. It was practice.
Director: Sergio Leone. Cast: Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè, Luigi Pistilli, Rada Rassimov, John Bartha, Livio Lorenzon, Antonio Casale, Angelo Novi, José Terrón.
Overview: A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.This is the third Italian-Western film of a trilogy from director Sergio Leone who gives Western films a new (bloody) color.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western. Countries: Italy, Spain, Germany. Runtime: 2h 41m. Rated: R.
#6 12 Angry Men 1957
Life is in their hands. Death is on their minds
Director: Sidney Lumet. Cast: Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Jack Warden, Henry Fonda, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley, George Voskovec, Robert Webber, Rudy Bond, James Kelly, Billy Nelson.
Overview: 12 Angry Men is the 1957 film debut for director Sidney Lumet. An interpretion from a Broadway show, this film is about 12 jurors who must decide whether an 18-year-old is guilty of killing his father.
Genres: Drama, Mystery. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 36m. Rated: G.
#7 The Dark Knight 2008
Why So Serious?
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Eric Roberts, Michael Jai White, James Smith, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Ron Dean, Cillian Murphy, Chin Han, Ritchie Coster.
Overview: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 32m. Rated: PG-13.
#8 Schindler's List 1993
Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Malgoscha Gebel, Shmuel Levy, Mark Ivanir, Béatrice Macola, Andrzej Seweryn, Friedrich von Thun, Krzysztof Luft, Harry Nehring, Norbert Weisser.
Overview: Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his armor factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and filmed on many original locations which brought much discussion and controversy.
Genres: Drama, History. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 3h 15m. Rated: R.
#9 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003
The eye of the enemy is moving.
Director: Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Bernard Hill, Andy Serkis, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Karl Urban.
Overview: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Countries: New Zealand, United States of America. Runtime: 3h 21m. Rated: PG-13.
#10 Fight Club 1999
How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier, Richmond Arquette, David Andrews, Rachel Singer, Holt McCallany, Eion Bailey, Jared Leto, Peter Iacangelo.
Overview: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Countries: Germany, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 18m. Rated: R.
#11 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980
The Adventure Continues...
Director: Irvin Kershner. Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, James Earl Jones, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, Jeremy Bulloch, John Hollis, Jack Purvis, Des Webb.
Overview: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.
Genres: Action, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: PG.
#12 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest 1975
If he's crazy, what does that make you?
Director: Milos Forman. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco, Dean R. Brooks, Alonzo Brown, Scatman Crothers, Mwako Cumbuka, Danny DeVito, William Duell, Josip Elic, Lan Fendors, Nathan George, Ken Kenny.
Overview: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Mildred Ratched.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 13m. Rated: R.
#13 Seven Samurai 1954
Director: Akira Kurosawa. Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Inaba, Seiji Miyaguchi, Minoru Chiaki, Daisuke Katô, Isao Kimura, Keiko Tsushima.
Overview: A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village.
Genres: Action, Drama, Foreign, Indie. Country: Japan. Runtime: 3h 27m. Rated: NR.
#14 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
One ring to rule them all
Director: Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Bean, Christopher Lee, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Craig Parker.
Overview: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Countries: New Zealand, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 58m. Rated: PG-13.
#15 Goodfellas 1990
Three Decades of Life in the Mafia.
Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Chuck Low, Frank Sivero, Frank DiLeo, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr, Frank Vincent, Frank Adonis, Catherine Scorsese, Suzanne Shepherd, Gina Mastrogiacomo.
Overview: Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy?
Genres: Crime, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 25m. Rated: R.
#16 Inception 2010
Your mind is the scene of the crime.
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Lukas Haas, Dileep Rao.
Overview: Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 28m. Rated: PG-13.
#17 Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope 1977
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Director: George Lucas. Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Alec Guinness, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Phil Brown, Shelagh Fraser, Roger Lloyd-Pack.
Overview: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.
Genres: Action, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Countries: Tunisia, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 1m. Rated: PG.
#18 The Matrix 1999
Welcome to the Real World.
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Marcus Chong, Gloria Foster, Julian Arahanga, Belinda McClory, Joe Pantoliano, Matt Doran, Anthony Ray Parker, Paul Goddard, David Aston, Marc Aden.
Overview: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller. Countries: Australia, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 16m. Rated: R.
#19 Forrest Gump 1994
Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get.
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Michael Conner Humphreys, Peter Dobson, Hanna R. Hall, Sonny Shroyer, Jed Gillin, Afemo Omilami, Steven Griffith, John William Galt, Nora Dunfee, Michael Mattison.
Overview: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. "Forrest Gump" is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 22m. Rated: PG-13.
#20 The Class of Chaos 1975
Director: Ertem Eğilmez. Cast: Kemal Sunal, Adile Naşit, Halit Akçatepe, Tarık Akan, Münir Özkul, Şener Şen.
Overview: Lazy, uneducated students mostly coming from money, share a very close band. They live together in the dormitory of this private highschool, where they daily plan their latest pranks on teachers or the other classes. When a new and obviously strict headmaster arrives, the students naturally try to overthrow him. A comic war of nitwits follows.
Country: Turkey. Runtime: 1h 30m.
#21 City of God 2002
If you run you're dead...if you stay, you're dead again. Period.
Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, Lamartine Ferreira, Isabella Teixeira, Malu Miranda. Cast: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Roberta Rodrigues, Luis Otávio, Darlan Cunha.
Overview: City of God is one of the most successful Brazilian films of all times. It depicts the raw violence in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970’s that even had young kids carrying guns and joining gangs when they should be playing hide-and-seek.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Foreign. Country: Brazil. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: R.
#22 Once Upon a Time in the West 1969
There were three men in her life. One to take her... one to love her... and one to kill her.
Director: Sergio Leone. Cast: Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, Gabriele Ferzetti, Paolo Stoppa, Woody Strode, Jack Elam, Keenan Wynn, Frank Wolff, Lionel Stander.
Overview: Once Upon a Time in the West is the first and most ambitious film from a trilogy by Sergio Leones. This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow who’s land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with Desperado to protect the woman and her land. Brilliant performances and a daring cinematic
Genres: Action, Foreign, Western. Countries: Italy, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 45m. Rated: PG-13.
#23 Se7en 1995
Seven deadly sins. Seven ways to die.
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, Andrew Kevin Walker, Kevin Spacey, Daniel Zacapa, John Cassini, Hawthorne James, Richard Roundtree, John C. McGinley.
Overview: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.
Genres: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: R.
#24 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
A New Power Is Rising.
Director: Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Christopher Lee, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Craig Parker, Bernard Hill, Andy Serkis, Brad Dourif.
Overview: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Countries: New Zealand, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 59m. Rated: PG-13.
#25 Casablanca 1942
They had a date with fate in Casablanca!
Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Lebeau, Dooley Wilson, Joy Page, John Qualen, Leonid Kinskey, Curt Bois, Marcel Dalio, Helmut Dantine.
Overview: Casablanca is a classic and one of the most revered films of all time. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a love triangle in the city of Casablanca which is a refuge for many fleeing foreigners looking for a new life during the war. Political romance with a backdrop of war conflict between democracy and totalitarianism. A landmark in film history.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 42m. Rated: PG.
#26 The Silence of the Lambs 1991
To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman.
Director: Jonathan Demme. Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Heald, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Frankie Faison, Kasi Lemmons, Brooke Smith, Don Brockett, Chuck Aber, Tracey Walter, Obba Babatundé, Diane Baker, Roger Corman, Charles Napier.
Overview: FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. Unfortunately, her Faustian relationship with Lecter soon leads to his escape, and now two deranged killers are on the loose.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 58m. Rated: R.
#27 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981
Indiana Jones - the new hero from the creators of JAWS and STAR WARS.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Higgins, Vic Tablian, Don Fellows, William Hootkins, Alfred Molina, Kelly Williams.
Overview: When Dr. Indiana Jones -- the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist -- is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Genres: Action, Adventure. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m. Rated: PG.
#28 The Usual Suspects 1995
Five Criminals . One Line Up . No Coincidence.
Director: Bryan Singer. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, Giancarlo Esposito, Suzy Amis, Dan Hedaya, Christine Estabrook, Clark Gregg, Louis Lombardi, Paul Bartel, Peter Greene.
Overview: A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 46m. Rated: R.
#29 It's a Wonderful Life 1946
It's a wonderful laugh! It's a wonderful love!
Director: Frank Capra. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Todd Karns, Samuel S. Hinds, Georgie Nokes, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Frank Albertson.
Overview: An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would had been like if he never existed.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Holiday. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: NR.
#30 Psycho 1960
Check in. Relax. Take a shower.
Directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Hilton A. Green. Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Simon Oakland, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, Vaughn Taylor, Lurene Tuttle, Mort Mills, John Anderson.
Overview: Psycho is one of the most famous masterpieces from Hitchcock and for it’s time was unparalleled in it’s horror effect. A chilling score sets the pace for an introverted killer and a mystery thriller case of multiple dimensions. The credits for the film directed by Saul Bass were revolutionary for their time.
Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 46m. Rated: R.
#31 Rear Window 1954
Directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Herbert Coleman. Cast: Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn, Ross Bagdasarian, Georgine Darcy, Sara Berner, Frank Cady, Jesslyn Fax, Rand Harper, Irene Winston, Havis Davenport.
Overview: Jefferies has had his leg in a cast for weeks and has nothing to do but watch his neighbors from his window. His voyeurism leads him to think that he’s witnessed a murder. Together with his girlfriend Lisa and his nurse Stella they try to solve the mystery and possibly a murder.
Genres: Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: PG.
#32 Leon: The Professional 1994
If you want a job done well, hire a professional.
Director: Luc Besson. Cast: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello, Peter Appel, Willi One Blood, Don Creech, Keith A. Glascoe, Michael Badalucco.
Overview: Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner." But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps.
Genres: Crime, Thriller. Countries: France, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 50m. Rated: R.
#33 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
It's nothing personal.
Director: James Cameron. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen, Joe Morton, S. Epatha Merkerson, Castulo Guerra, Danny Cooksey, Jenette Goldstein, Xander Berkeley.
Overview: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.
Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller. Countries: France, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: R.
#34 Saving Private Ryan 1998
In the Last Great Invasion of the Last Great War, The Greatest Danger for Eight Men was Saving... One.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Farina, Joerg Stadler, Harve Presnell, Max Martini, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti.
Overview: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Genres: Action, Drama, History, War. Countries: France, United Kingdom, Ireland. Runtime: 2h 50m. Rated: R.
#35 Sunset Boulevard 1950
A Hollywood Story
Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Buster Keaton, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Anna Q. Nilsson, Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, H.B. Warner.
Overview: Director Billy Wilder is ice cold in his captivating Hollywood drama Sunset Blvd. A screenwriter begins an affair with a silent film actress who thinks she’s at the top of her field...
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 50m. Rated: PG.
#36 Memento 2001
Some memories are best forgotten.
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Russ Fega, Jorja Fox, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harriet Sansom Harris, Thomas Lennon, Callum Keith Rennie, Kimberly Campbell, Marianne Muellerleile, Larry Holden, Buzz Visconti.
Overview: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 53m. Rated: R.
#37 Apocalypse Now 1979
This is the end...
Director: Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Sam Bottoms, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, G. D. Spradlin, Jerry Ziesmer, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Mason, Scott Glenn, Colleen Camp.
Overview: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.
Genres: Action, Drama, War. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 33m. Rated: R.
#38 City Lights 1931
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann.
Overview: City Lights is the first silent film that Charlie Chaplin directed after he established himself with sound accompanied films. The film is about a penniless man who falls in love with a flower girl. The film was a great success and today is deemed a cult classic.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 27m.
#39 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964
Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn, Peter Bull, Jack Creley, Tracy Reed.
Overview: An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. A classic black and white war satire from director Stanley Kubrick starring Peter Sellers.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, War. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 34m. Rated: PG.
#40 Modern Times 1936
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin, Hank Mann, Stanley Blystone, Al Ernest Garcia, Richard Alexander, Cecil Reynolds, Mira McKinney, Murdock MacQuarrie, Wilfred Lucas, Edward LeSaint, Fred Malatesta.
Overview: The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 27m.
#41 Alien 1979
In space no one can hear you scream.
Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton.
Overview: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: R.
#42 American History X 1998
Some Legacies Must End.
Director: Tony Kaye. Cast: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Stacy Keach, Fairuza Balk, Elliott Gould, Guy Torry, William Russ, Joseph Cortese, Jason Bose Smith, Antonio David Lyons, Alex Sol.
Overview: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: R.
#43 M 1931
Director: Fritz Lang. Cast: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Gustaf Gründgens, Friedrich Gnaß.
Overview: M is German director Fritz Lang’s masterpiece that illustrates the portrait of a child murderer that has caused an entire city to begin rioting. The film is based on actual events.
Genres: Crime, Foreign, Indie, Thriller. Country: Germany. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: NR.
#44 North by Northwest 1959
It's a deadly game of 'tag' and Cary Grant is 'it'...
Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Philip Coolidge, Doreen Lang, Josephine Hutchinson, Leo G. Carroll, Philip Ober, Adam Williams, Edward Platt, Robert Ellenstein, Martin Landau, Les Tremayne, Patrick McVey.
Overview: An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 16m. Rated: G.
#45 Paths of Glory 1957
Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris, Richard Anderson, Joe Turkel, Timothy Carey.
Overview: Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission. This haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization (a theme Kubrick would continue to explore throughout his career) is assembled with its legendary director’s customary precision, from its tense trench warfare sequences to its gripping courtroom climax to its ravaging final scene.
Genres: Drama, History, War. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 26m. Rated: NR.
#46 Back to the Future 1985
He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born.
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, George DiCenzo, Frances Lee McCain, James Tolkan, Harry Waters Jr..
Overview: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - returning to 1985.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: PG.
#47 Double Indemnity 1944
From the Moment they met it was Murder!
Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Richard Gaines, Jean Heather, Tom Powers, Fortunio Bonanova, John Philliber.
Overview: Double Indemnity is a film noir thriller from directory Billy Wilder from 1944 in which the protagonist sets up an insurance fraud.
Genres: Drama, Film Noir, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 47m.
#48 Citizen Kane 1941
Everybody's talking about it!
Director: Orson Welles. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Dorothy Comingore, William Alland, Philip Van Zandt, Buddy Swan, Paul Stewart, Harry Shannon.
Overview: Orson Wells was 26 when he made his first feature film Citizen Kane. The film became known as one of the greatest of all time and earned him international celebrity. The story is about the publishing business and how one thrill-seeker’s struggle for power negatively affected everybody he came in contact with and eventually lead to a merciless war.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: PG.
#49 Seppuku 1962
Director: Masaki Kobayashi. Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Rentarô Mikuni, Shima Iwashita, Akira Ishihama.
Overview: Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or seppuku (self-inflicted disembowelment). An elder warrior seeks admittance to the house of a feudal lord to commit the act. There, he learns of the fate of his son-in-law.
Genre: Eastern. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 15m.
#50 The Shining 1980
The Horror is driving him crazy
Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson.
Overview: The Shining is a Stanley Kubrick adaptation of Steven King’s horror novel of the same name. The film takes the viewer into a remote hotel where a Jack Torrance and his wife and son must live in for the winter. One of the scariest films of all times mixes up reality and makes isolation a psychological nightmare.
Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 24m. Rated: R.
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