#1 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.
#2 12 Years a Slave October 2013
Director: Steve McQueen. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Garret Dillahunt, Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson, Scoot McNairy, Paul Giamatti, Taran Killam, Alfre Woodard.
Overview: A man living in New York during the mid-1800s is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south.
Genres: Drama, History. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 13m. Rated: R.
#3 The Dark Knight Rises July 2012
The Legend Ends
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Juno Temple, Nestor Carbonell, Marion Cotillard, Josh Pence, Vincent van Ommen, Tom Conti, Matthew Modine, Joey King.
Overview: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect Dent's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later The Dark Knight, returns to Gotham, where he encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 45m. Rated: PG-13.
#4 Intouchables April 2012
A masseuse's journey to find the human touch.
Directors: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache. Cast: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet, Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Cyril Mendy, Christian Ameri, Salimata Kamate, Marie-Laure Descoureaux.
Overview: A true story of two men who should never have met - a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Foreign. Country: France. Runtime: 1h 52m.
#5 Django Unchained December 2012
Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Tom Savini, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, James Remar, Don Johnson, James Russo, M. C. Gainey, Dennis Christopher, David Steen, Dana Michelle Gourrier, Nichole Galicia, Laura Cayouette.
Overview: A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner.
Genres: Drama, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 45m. Rated: R.
#6 Gravity October 2013
Don't Let Go
Director: Alfonso Cuarón. Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Basher Savage, Eric Michels.
Overview: Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expance of space…
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 33m. Rated: PG-13.
#7 Toy Story 3 2010
No toy gets left behind.
Director: Lee Unkrich. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris.
Overview: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: G.
#8 A Separation 2011
Ugly truth, sweet lies.
Director: Asghar Farhadi. Cast: Leila Hatami, Kimia Hosseini, Merila Zarei, Peyman Moaadi, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh, Mohammad Sajadian, Armine Zeytounchian.
Overview: The movie is centered on a couple, Nader and Simin, and their 11-year-old daughter, Termeh. Nader and Simin are about to leave the country for good; however, Nader has a change of heart and decides to stay and look after his father who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter, but the court does not find in her favor. Simin goes to live with her mother and Termeh returns to live with her father with the hope that her mother will be back some day.
Genre: Drama. Country: Iran. Runtime: 2h 3m. Rated: PG-13.
#9 Rush September 2013
Everyone's driven by something.
Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Natalie Dormer, Christian McKay, Tom Wlaschiha.
Overview: A biography of Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt.
Genres: Action, Drama, Sports Film. Countries: United Kingdom, Germany, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 3m. Rated: R.
#10 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag July 2013
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Rebecca Breeds, Dev Gill, Pavan Malhotra, Babu Md. Shaidul Islam Molla, Prakash Raj, Yash Saxena, Meesha Shafi.
Overview: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" - world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh -- who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Runtime: 3h 8m. Rated: NR.
#11 The Avengers May 2012
Some assembly required.
Director: Joss Whedon. Cast: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Bettany, Lou Ferrigno, Jenny Agutter, Walter Perez.
Overview: When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m.
#12 Warrior 2011
Fight for Family
Director: Gavin O'Connor. Cast: Tom Hardy, Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Frank Grillo, Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Dunn, Maximiliano Hernández, Bryan Callen, Sam Sheridan, Jake McLaughlin, Vanessa Martinez, Denzel Whitaker, Carlos Miranda, Nick Lehane.
Overview: An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy) returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path toward the title prize, his brother Brendan (Joel Edgerton), a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense winner-take-all battle of their lives.
Genres: Action, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 20m. Rated: PG-13.
#13 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire November 2013
Every revolution begins with a spark.
Director: Francis Lawrence. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Alan Ritchson, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Willow Shields, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Amanda Plummer, Meta Golding, Lenny Kravitz.
Overview: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 26m. Rated: PG-13.
#14 How to Train Your Dragon 2010
We’re lonely, so, let’s be lonely together.
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Robin Atkin Downes, Philip McGrade, Kieron Elliott, Ashley Jensen, David Tennant.
Overview: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: He must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it. So, he befriends the beast -- which he names Toothless -- much to the chagrin of his warrior father
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 38m. Rated: PG.
#15 Barfi! September 2012
Director: Anurag Basu. Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Sumona Chakravarti.
Overview: He is cute. He's shrewd. The girls love him. The cops hate him. He can't speak but is always talked about. His naughty antics will make you scream, but he will never listen. Cos he can't! Next summer ride a rollercoaster of emotions with Barfii - the Chalu Chaplin!
Genres: Drama, Romance, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 35m.
#16 Before Midnight May 2013
Director: Richard Linklater. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Yannis Papadopoulos, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior.
Overview: We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.
Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 48m. Rated: R.
#17 Frozen November 2013
Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee. Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk, Eva Bella, Livvy Stubenrauch, Santino Fontana, Christopher Williams, Patricia Lentz, Ciarán Hinds.
Overview: A mountain climber and a young girl named Anna journey through snowy peaks and dangerous cliffs to find the legendary Snow Queen and end the perpetual winter prophecy that has fallen over their kingdom.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Musical, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 42m. Rated: PG.
#18 Incendies 2010
The search began at the opening of their mother's will.
Director: Denis Villeneuve. Cast: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard.
Overview: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, War. Countries: Canada, France. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: R.
#19 Blue Is the Warmest Color October 2013
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche. Cast: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux, Catherine Salée, Jeremie Laheurte, Aurélien Recoing, Sandor Funtek, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens.
Overview: At 15, Adèle knows two things for sure: she's a girl, and a girl goes out with boys. But the day she sees Emma's blue hair at her father's house, she knows her life is about to change.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: France. Runtime: 2h 59m. Rated: NC-17.
#20 The King's Speech 2010
God save the king.
Director: Tom Hooper. Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Claire Bloom, Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Ramona Marquez, Freya Wilson.
Overview: Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, History. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: R.
#21 Captain Phillips October 2013
Director: Paul Greengrass. Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky, John Magaro, Michael Chernus, Angus MacInnes.
Overview: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 14m. Rated: PG-13.
#22 Prisoners September 2013
Every moment matters
Director: Denis Villeneuve. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Dylan Minnette, Zoe Borde, Wayne Duvall, David Dastmalchian, Len Cariou, Sandra Ellis Lafferty.
Overview: A Boston man kidnaps the person he suspects is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 26m. Rated: R.
#23 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011
It all ends here
Director: David Yates. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Gemma Jones, Clémence Poésy, Emma Thompson, Warwick Davis, David Thewlis, Domhnall Gleeson, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Jim Broadbent.
Overview: The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemorts final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m. Rated: PG-13.
#24 The Perks of Being a Wallflower September 2012
We are infinite.
Director: Stephen Chbosky. Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, Melanie Lynskey, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Zane Holtz, Johnny Simmons, Nicholas Braun, Reece Thompson, Julia Garner, Erin Wilhelmi.
Overview: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m.
#25 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey December 2012
From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends.
Director: Peter Jackson. Cast: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Luke Evans, Hugo Weaving, Lee Pace, Conan Stevens, Bret McKenzie, Aidan Turner.
Overview: The adventure follows Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim Erebor with the help of Gandalf the Grey and 13 Dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the wild, through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins, Orcs and deadly Wargs, a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer, and a creature that will forever change Bilbo's life...Gollum. Alone with Gollum, Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities...A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action. Countries: United States of America, New Zealand. Runtime: 2h 49m. Rated: PG-13.
#26 Life of Pi November 2012
Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Tobey Maguire, Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Suraj Sharma, Adil Hussain, Ayush Tandon.
Overview: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m.
#27 Black Swan 2010
In the era of personal branding, the scariest possibility is that someone might be better at being you than you are.
Director: Darren Aronofsky. Cast: Natalie Portman, Christopher Gartin, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Ksenia Solo, Toby Hemingway, Barbara Hershey, Janet Montgomery, Kristina Anapau, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Deborah Offner, Adriene Couvillion, Shaun O'Hagan, Sebastian Stan.
Overview: Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 48m. Rated: R.
#28 The Help 2011
Change begins with a whisper.
Director: Tate Taylor. Cast: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Cicely Tyson, Aunjanue Ellis.
Overview: Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone) is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 26m. Rated: PG-13.
#29 Shutter Island 2010
Someone is missing.
Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, Patricia Clarkson, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, Robin Bartlett, Christopher Denham, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlie Hewson.
Overview: Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 18m. Rated: R.
#30 The Artist 2011
Director: Michel Hazanavicius. Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle.
Overview: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: France. Runtime: 1h 40m.
#31 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 2011
Lets make this the most memorable road trip ever.
Director: Zoya Akhtar. Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah, Ariadna Cabrol, Deepti Naval.
Overview: Mumbai-based Kabir Dhiman, who comes from a wealthy building construction family, proposes to his long-time girlfriend, Natasha, much to the delight of both their respective families. He then gets together with one of two of his close friends, Imran Habib, a writer by profession, and they contact their London-based financial broker friend, Arjun, to remind him of a pact of traveling to Spain. The trio commence their long overdue trip not fully realizing that Arjun has still not forgiven Imran for his break-up with Sunani, while he himself regrets being dumped by Rohini, and must also compete with Imran for the affections of gorgeous Deep Sea Diving Instructor, Laila; Kabir struggles to accept life as Natasha's husband; and Imran must ready himself to meet his biological father, Salman, who had abandoned him at birth.
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 15m.
#32 Star Trek Into Darkness May 2013
Director: J.J. Abrams. Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Karl Urban, Bruce Greenwood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Britanni Johnson, Tom Archdeacon, Jon Lee Brody, Hiram A. Murray.
Overview: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 9m. Rated: PG-13.
#33 The Fighter 2010
Everyone deserves a fighting chance.
Director: David O. Russell. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Robert Wahlberg, Dendrie Taylor, Jack McGee.
Overview: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.
Genres: Drama, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 56m. Rated: R.
#34 Silver Linings Playbook November 2012
Director: David O. Russell. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles, Taylor Schilling, Chris Tucker, Shea Whigham, Dash Mihok, John Ortiz, Anupam Kher, Jacki Weaver, Bonnie Aarons.
Overview: After spending four years in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Foreign. Runtime: 2h 2m.
#35 Drive 2011
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Albert Brooks.
Overview: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Genres: Action, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: R.
#36 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011
Evil shall with evil be expelled.
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgård, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer.
Overview: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a wearily patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Thriller, Crime. Runtime: 2h 31m. Rated: R.
#37 Argo October 2012
Director: Ben Affleck. Cast: Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Taylor Schilling, Kyle Chandler, Clea DuVall, Alan Arkin, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Richard Kind, Mark Rhino Smith.
Overview: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free a six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h. Rated: R.
#38 The Social Network 2010
You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons, Armie Hammer, Joseph Mazzello, Patrick Mapel, Max Minghella, Toby Meuli, Rashida Jones, Malese Jow, Brenda Song, Dakota Johnson.
Overview: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 1m. Rated: PG-13.
#39 Amour December 2012
Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, William Shimell, Alexandre Tharaud, Rita Blanco, Dinara Drukarova, Ramón Agirre, Carole Franck, Laurent Capelluto, Jean-Michel Monroc, Suzanne Schmidt, Damien Jouillerot, Walid Afkir.
Overview: A retired couple deals with aftermath of the wife suffering from a debilitating stroke.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: France, Austria, Germany. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: PG-13.
#40 Wreck-It Ralph November 2012
Director: Rich Moore. Cast: John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jamie Elman.
Overview: Wreck-It Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game's titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. Wanting to prove he can be a good guy and not just a villain, Ralph escapes his game through the power cord and lands in Hero's Duty, a first-person shooter where he helps the game's hero, Sergeant Calhoun, battle against "Cy-Bugs", the game's alien invaders. He later enters Sugar Rush, a kart racing game set on tracks made of candies, cookies and other sweets. There, Ralph meets Vanellope von Schweetz, one of that game's characters, who has learned that her game is faced with a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph may have inadvertently started.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: PG.
#41 English Vinglish September 2012
Sridevi vs Angrezi
Director: Gauri Shinde. Cast: Sridevi, Priya Anand, Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain.
Overview: English Vinglish is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large.Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, and teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman.
Genres: Foreign, Drama. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 13m.
#42 Moonrise Kingdom May 2012
Director: Wes Anderson. Cast: Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman.
Overview: Set in the 1960s, a pair of young lovers flee their New England island town, prompting a local search party led by the Sheriff (Willis) and the girl's parents (Murray, McDormand) to fan out to find them.
Genre: Drama. Runtime: 1h 34m. Rated: PG-13.
#43 Tangled 2010
They're taking adventure to new lengths.
Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard. Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, M.C. Gainey, Ron Perlman, Paul F. Tompkins, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, Richard Kiel.
Overview: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
Genres: Animation, Family, Comedy, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: PG.
#44 Kick-Ass 2010
I can't read your mind, I can't fly, I can't be invisible, I can't see through walls, But I can kick your ass. A new breed of superheroes will be revealed.
Director: Matthew Vaughn. Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, Omari Hardwick, Xander Berkeley, Clark Duke, Garrett M. Brown, Evan Peters, Deborah Twiss, Lyndsy Fonseca, Sophie Wu.
Overview: Dave Lizewski, an average teenager, wonders why no one has ever decided to become a real-life superhero like the heroes in the comic books. After being mugged while a bystander watches and does nothing, he decides to become a real-life superhero. He buys a scuba suit online and becomes a masked crime fighter, despite the fact he has no superpowers or training of any kind.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: R.
#45 X-Men: First Class 2011
Witness the moment that will change our world.
Director: Matthew Vaughn. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemyng, Zoë Kravitz, Oliver Platt.
Overview: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN.
Genres: Action, Drama, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 12m. Rated: PG-13.
#46 Skyfall November 2012
Director: Sam Mendes. Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Helen McCrory, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, Ola Rapace, Rory Kinnear.
Overview: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 23m. Rated: PG-13.
#47 50/50 2011
Director: Jonathan Levine. Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anjelica Huston, Julia Benson, Philip Baker Hall.
Overview: A comedic account of a 25-year-old guy's cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America.
#48 About Time November 2013
Director: Richard Curtis. Cast: Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Domhnall Gleeson, Lee Asquith-Coe, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lindsay Duncan, Catherine Steadman, Vanessa Kirby, Lisa Eichhorn, Matthew C. Martino, Lydia Wilson.
Overview: As he goes through life, a young man who can travel through time learns his unique gift can't save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 3m. Rated: R.
#49 Fruitvale Station July 2013
Director: Ryan Coogler. Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray.
Overview: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: R.
#50 True Grit 2010
Punishment Comes One Way or Another
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Dakin Matthews, Jarlath Conroy, Paul Rae, Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Marvel, Roy Lee Jones, Ed Lee Corbin, Leon Russom, Bruce Green, Candyce Hinkle.
Overview: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: PG-13.
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