#1 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.
#2 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.
#3 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.
#4 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.
#5 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.
#6 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.
#7 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.
#8 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.
#9 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.
#10 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.
#11 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.
#12 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.
#13 American Beauty 1999
Director: Sam Mendes. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Scott Bakula, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Sam Robards, Barry Del Sherman.
Overview: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 2m. Rated: R.
#14 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.
#15 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.
#16 Life Is Beautiful 1997
Director: Roberto Benigni. Cast: Nicoletta Braschi, Roberto Benigni, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Amerigo Fontani, Sergio Bini Bustric, Lidia Alfonsi, Horst Buchholz, Pietro De Silva, Marisa Paredes, Giuliana Lojodice, Francesco Guzzo.
Overview: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign. Country: Italy. Runtime: 1h 56m. Rated: PG-13.
#17 Reservoir Dogs 1992
Every dog has his day.
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Randy Brooks, Edward Bunker, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Kirk Baltz.
Overview: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.
Genres: Action, Crime, Indie, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: R.
#18 L.A. Confidential 1997
Everything is suspect... Everyone is for sale... And nothing is what it seems.
Director: Curtis Hanson. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, David Strathairn.
Overview: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films. Based on the multi-layered James Ellroy novel.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 18m. Rated: R.
#19 The Green Mile 1999
Miracles do happen.
Director: Frank Darabont. Cast: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bonnie Hunt, David Morse, Michael Jeter, Graham Greene, Patricia Clarkson, Dabbs Greer, Gary Sinise, Doug Hutchison, Sam Rockwell, James Cromwell, Barry Pepper.
Overview: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 3h 8m. Rated: R.
#20 Braveheart 1995
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Director: Mel Gibson. Cast: Mel Gibson, Catherine McCormack, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen, Brendan Gleeson, James Robinson, James Cosmo, Sean McGinley, Gerda Stevenson, Mhairi Calvey, Jeanne Marine, Sean Lawlor, Sandy Nelson, Alan Tall.
Overview: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron -- his new bride and childhood love -- legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War. Countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 57m. Rated: R.
#21 Unforgiven 1992
It's a hell of a thing, killing a man.
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett, Anna Levine, Saul Rubinek, Frances Fisher, David Mucci, Rob Campbell, Anthony James, Morgan Freeman.
Overview: Unforgiven is Clint Eastwood’s grandiose salute to classic western films. The film stars Clint Eastwood, as William Munny, a retired gunslinger who returns for one last job. Unforgiven won four Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Genres: Action, Drama, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 11m. Rated: R.
#22 Princess Mononoke 1999
The Fate Of The World Rests On The Courage Of One Warrior.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi, Masahiko Nishimura, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Sumi Shimamoto, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Satô, Akira Nagoya, Akihiro Miwa, Mitsuko Mori, Hisaya Morishige, Takako Fuji.
Overview: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.
Genres: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 14m. Rated: PG-13.
#23 Heat 1995
A Los Angeles crime saga.
Director: Michael Mann. Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ashley Judd, Mykelti Williamson, Wes Studi, Ted Levine, Dennis Haysbert, William Fichtner, Natalie Portman, Tom Noonan.
Overview: Obsessive master thief McCauley leads a crack crew on various military-style heists across L.A. while equally obsessive detective Hanna tracks him. Each man recognizes and respects the other's ability and dedication, even as they express the willingness to kill each other, if necessary.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 51m. Rated: R.
#24 Fargo 1996
A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere.
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Kristin Rudrüd, Harve Presnell, Tony Denman, Gary Houston, John Carroll Lynch, Sally Wingert, Steve Reevis, Steve Park.
Overview: Oscar winning film from the Coen brothers that takes place in the snow covered wasteland of their home-state, Minnesota. A clueless car dealer, Jerry Lundegard, stages the kidnapping of his wife in order to get money from his father-in-law. However, it doesn't take long for his plan to start unravelling.
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Indie. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 38m. Rated: R.
#25 The Lion King 1994
Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life.
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff. Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Niketa Calame, Moira Kelly, Jeremy Irons, Rowan Atkinson.
Overview: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing -- even killing his own brother -- to get it.
Genres: Animation, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 29m. Rated: G.
#26 The Big Lebowski 1998
The Dude abides.
Director: Joel Coen. Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, Philip Moon, Mark Pellegrino, Peter Stormare, Flea, Torsten Voges, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jack Kehler, John Turturro.
Overview: "Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Genres: Comedy, Crime. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: R.
#27 The Sixth Sense 1999
I see dead people
Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Mischa Barton, Donnie Wahlberg, Trevor Morgan, Greg Wood, Jeffrey Zubernis, Glenn Fitzgerald, Bruce Norris.
Overview: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people.
Genres: Drama, Horror, Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 47m. Rated: PG-13.
#28 Toy Story 1995
The adventure takes off!
Director: John Lasseter. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Morris, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Sarah Freeman.
Overview: Woody the cowboy is young Andy’s favorite toy. Yet this changes when Andy get the new super toy Buzz Lightyear for his birthday. Now that Woody is no longer number one he plans his revenge on Buzz. Toy Story is a milestone in film history for being the first feature film to use entirely computer animation.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 21m. Rated: G.
#29 Raise the Red Lantern 1991
Director: Yimou Zhang. Cast: Gong Li, Saifei He, Cuifen Cao, Jingwu Ma, Qi Zhao.
Overview: China in the 1920's. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for his attention and the privileges that are gained. This competition gets out of hand...
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan. Runtime: 2h 5m.
#30 Trainspotting 1996
Director: Danny Boyle. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, James Cosmo, Eileen Nicholas, Susan Vidler, Pauline Lynch, Shirley Henderson, Stuart McQuarrie, Irvine Welsh, Robert Carlyle.
Overview: Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, fighting, drugs, sex and the most disgusting toilet in Scotland. Choose Trainspotting.
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Foreign. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 34m. Rated: R.
#31 Groundhog Day 1993
He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over...
Director: Harold Ramis. Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Marita Geraghty, Angela Paton, Rick Ducommun, Rick Overton, Robin Duke, Carol Bivins, Willie Garson, Scooter, Ken Hudson Campbell.
Overview: A comedy about an egocentric and sinister television weather reporter with a bad case of Deja-Vu. The weather reporter, Bill Murray, is sent to the famous Groundhog Day tradition in the small town of Punxsutawney were he unwillingly has to report on a little more than he expected. Let's just say he had to do a few retakes of the report.
Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Science Fiction, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: PG.
#32 The Bandit 1996
Director: Yavuz Turgul. Cast: Şener Şen, Ugur Yücel, Özkan Uğur.
Overview: The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran can't help but be shocked to discover that his home village is now underwater thanks to the construction of a new dam. He then heads for Istanbul to get revenge upon his former best friend, the man who snitched on him and stole his lover Keje. Along the way, Baran teams up with Cumali, a tough young punk who finds the thief's old-fashioned ways rather quaint. When Cumali gets into deep trouble with a crime boss, Baran adds another vengeful task to his roster.
Genres: Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime, Foreign. Country: Turkey. Runtime: 2h 1m.
#33 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998
A Disgrace to Criminals Everywhere.
Director: Guy Ritchie. Cast: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, Sting, Nicholas Rowe, Nick Marcq, Charles Forbes, Lenny McLean, Peter McNicholl, P.H. Moriarty, Frank Harper, Steve Sweeney.
Overview: A fast paced British comedy about four friends who need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. Lots of British humor, off the wall characters, and a line up of unbelievable scenes put director Guy Ritchie on the map.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Indie, Thriller. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 45m. Rated: R.
#34 Casino 1995
No one stays at the top forever.
Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Frank Vincent, Pasquale Cajano, Kevin Pollak, Don Rickles, Vinny Vella, Alan King, Erika von Tagen, Oscar Goodman, Nobu Matsuhisa, Nick Mazzola.
Overview: Meister director Scorsese depicts the sloping depth of a Casino mafia boss’ fall. Filmed in a semi-documentary fashion; about the life of the gambling paradise Las Vegas and it’s dark mafia underbelly.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Countries: France, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 58m. Rated: R.
#35 12 Monkeys 1995
The future is history
Director: Terry Gilliam. Cast: Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe, Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Frank Gorshin, Frederick Strother, Jon Seda.
Overview: In the year 2035, convict James Cole volunteers reluctantly to be sent back in time by scientists to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population decades earlier. But when Cole is sent mistakenly to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital, where he meets a psychiatrist and the son of a famous virus expert.
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: R.
#36 To Live 1994
Director: Yimou Zhang. Cast: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu.
Overview: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, War. Countries: China, Hong Kong. Runtime: 2h 5m.
#37 The Celebration 1998
Director: Thomas Vinterberg. Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen, Birthe Neumann, Trine Dyrholm, Helle Dolleris, Therese Glahn, Klaus Bondam, Bjarne Henriksen, Gbatokai Dakinah, Lars Brygmann, Lene Laub Oksen, Linda Laursen, John Boas.
Overview: A Danish film produced in the Dogma style by Thomas Vinterberg that portrays a family having a party for their father when one son makes a toast speech that tells the truth about the murder of their eldest sister possibly involving the father.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: Denmark, Sweden. Runtime: 1h 45m.
#38 Underground 1995
Director: Emir Kusturica. Cast: Predrag Lakovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Štimac.
Overview: The story starts with the underground manufacturing of weapons of Belgrado, during WWII, and evolves into surreal situations. The smuggler of the weapons forgets to mention to the workers that the war is over. 50 years later, they become suspicious, and break out of their underground "shelter" --- only to convince themselves that the guy was right: the war is still going on.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign. Countries: Germany, France, Hungary. Runtime: 2h 50m.
#39 Good Will Hunting 1997
Some people can never believe in themselves, until someone believes in them.
Director: Gus Van Sant. Cast: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård, Minnie Driver, Casey Affleck, Cole Hauser, John Mighton, Rachel Majorowski, Colleen McCauley, Matt Mercier, Ralph St. George, Rob Lynds, Dan Washington, Alison Folland.
Overview: Gus van Sant’s film tells the story of a mathematically gifted young man, named Will Hunting, who’s on the search for his identity while ruthlessly eluding his fellow friends. His first introspective look at himself is achieved after meeting with the therapist Sean Maguire.
Genres: Drama, Indie, Romance. Countries: Canada, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 2m. Rated: R.
#40 Three Colours: Red 1994
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski. Cast: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit.
Overview: Red This is the third film from the trilogy by Kieślowski. “Red” meaning brotherliness. Here Kieślowski masterly tells strange coincidentally linked stories in the most packed work.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance. Countries: Switzerland, France, Poland. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: R.
#41 Children of Heaven 1999
Director: Majid Majidi. Cast: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi.
Overview: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: Iran. Runtime: 1h 29m.
#42 Ed Wood 1994
Movies were his passion. Women were his ispiration. Angora sweaters were his weakness.
Director: Tim Burton. Cast: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, G.D. Spradlin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Murray, Mike Starr, Max Casella, Brent Hinkley, George 'The Animal' Steele, Juliet Landau, Clive Rosengren, Norman Alden.
Overview: Ed Wood is the worst director of all times. Together with his friends they film B-movies one after another without ever becoming famous or successful. A strange black and white Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: R.
#43 In the Name of the Father 1993
Director: Jim Sheridan. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch, Beatie Edney, Mark Sheppard.
Overview: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: United Kingdom, Ireland. Runtime: 2h 8m. Rated: R.
#44 La Haine 1995
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz. Cast: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili, Solo, Joseph Momo, Héloïse Rauth, François Levantal, Edouard Montoute, Benoît Magimel, Vincent Lindon, Christophe Rossignon, Mathieu Kassovitz, Marc Duret, Philippe Nahon.
Overview: Abdel, a local hoodlum, is hospitalized after a riot, where a policeman lost his gun. His friend Vinz finds it and claims he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: France. Runtime: 1h 35m.
#45 Before Sunrise 1995
Can the greatest moment of your life last only one night?
Director: Richard Linklater. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl, Karl Bruckschwaiger, Tex Rubinowitz, Ernie Mangold, Hans Weingartner, Dominik Castell, Bilge Jeschim, Harold Waiglein, Haymon Maria Buttinger, Kurti.
Overview: A dialogue marathon of a film, this fairy tail love story of an American boy and French girl. During a day and a night together in Vienna their two hearts collide.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Countries: Austria, Switzerland, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 45m.
#46 Magnolia 1999
Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Robards, Alfred Molina, Melora Walters, Michael Bowen, Jeremy Blackman, Emmanuel Johnson, Melinda Dillon, April Grace, Felicity Huffman.
Overview: A film about lonely and unhappy people in California played out in emotion-filled episodes of star-packed drama. In the search of love, the main character reencounters the traumas of her past.
Genres: Drama, Indie, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 3h 8m. Rated: R.
#47 The Truman Show 1998
All the world's a stage...
Director: Peter Weir. Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Ed Harris, Holland Taylor, Brian Delate, Blair Slater, Heidi Schanz, Ron Taylor, Don Taylor, Ted Raymond, Judy Clayton, Peter Krause.
Overview: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show," a 24-hour-a-day cultural TV phenomenon that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. When Truman discovers by happenstance that his life is a sham for public consumption, he makes a desperate escape bid.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: PG.
#48 Chungking Express 1994
Director: Wong Kar-Wai. Cast: Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Valerie Chow, Chen Jinquan, Lee-na Kwan.
Overview: A Hong Kong fast food restaurant acts as the link between two unusual stories of police officers in love in this eccentric, stylish comedy-drama. Director Wong Kar-Wai plays freely with traditional narrative structure, dividing his film into two loosely connected segments. The first centers on a depressed cop struggling to come to terms with a recent break-up. His sad isolation is transformed when he encounters a beautiful, mysterious femme fatale, whose involvement with the criminal underworld proves troublesome for both. The second story explores the odd relationship between a female restaurant worker and another recently jilted police officer. The strange woman decides to regularly clean and redecorate the man's apartment in his absence, allowing the two to form a close intimacy without meeting face to face. Both stories present a beautifully atmospheric look at modern urban life and romance, with its combination of isolation and casual, unexpected meetings.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Indie. Country: Hong Kong. Runtime: 1h 42m.
#49 Sling Blade 1996
A simple man. A difficult choice.
Director: Billy Bob Thornton. Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, John Ritter.
Overview: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.
Genres: Drama, Indie. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m. Rated: R.
#50 Andaz Apna Apna 1994
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi. Cast: Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon.
Overview: Amar and Prem are two rivals who belonging to middle-class families with no scope of future advancement. Both individually, without the knowledge of the other decide to take matters into their hands and find ways to get rich quickly.
Country: India. Runtime: 2h 40m.
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