#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 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.
#3 Django Unchained December 2012
Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Savini, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, James Remar, Don Johnson, James Russo, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, David Steen, Dana Michelle Gourrier, Nichole Galicia.
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.
#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 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.
#6 Nader and Simin, a Separation 2011
Directors: Asghar Farhadi, Asghar Farhadi. Cast: Leila Hatami, Ali-asghar Shahbazi, Babak Karimi, Kimia Hosseini, Merila Zarei.
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: Foreign. Country: Iran. Runtime: 2h 3m.
#7 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.
#8 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.
#9 The Hunt July 2013
Director: Thomas Vinterberg. Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Alexandra Rapaport, Thomas Bo Larsen, Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Ranthe, Susse Wold, Ole Dupont, Annika Wedderkopp.
Overview: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: Denmark. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: R.
#10 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.
#11 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.
#12 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.
#13 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.
#14 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.
#15 Incendies 2010
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, Foreign, Indie. Countries: Canada, France. Runtime: 2h 11m. Rated: R.
#16 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.
#17 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.
#18 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.
#19 Gangs of Wasseypur June 2012
A son seeks vengeance when he is father is killed by a coal mine owner.
Director: Anurag Kashyap. Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Richa Chadda.
Overview: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of the decade, Shahid's son, the philandering Sardar Khan vows to get his father's honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 40m.
#20 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.
#21 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 2011
Director: José Padilha. Cast: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Pedro Van-Held, Maria Ribeiro, Sandro Rocha, Milhem Cortaz, Tainá Müller, Seu Jorge, André Mattos.
Overview: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Thriller. Country: Brazil. Runtime: 1h 55m.
#22 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.
#23 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.
#24 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.
#25 Kahaani March 2012
Director: Sujoy Ghosh. Cast: Vidya Balan.
Overview: Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) arrives in kolkata from London to find her missing husband Arnab Bagchi. Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, she begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realises that nothing is what it seems. In a city soaked in lies, Vidya is determined to unravel the truth about her husband - for herself and her unborn child - even at the cost of her own life.
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 2m.
#26 Udaan 2010
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane. Cast: Rajat Barmecha, Aayan Boradia, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor, Anand Tiwari, Manjot Singh.
Overview: After being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, Rohan returns to the small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn't even know existed. Forced to work in his father's steel factory and study engineering against his wishes, he strives to forge his own life out of his given circumstances and pursue his dream of being a writer.
Genres: Drama, Eastern, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 18m. Rated: R.
#27 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.
#28 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.
#29 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.
#30 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.
#31 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.
#32 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.
#33 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.
#34 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.
#35 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.
#36 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.
#37 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.
#38 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.
#39 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.
#40 Paan Singh Tomar March 2012
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia. Cast: Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill, Zakir Hussain.
Overview: Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi: पान सिंह तोमर) is an Indian biographical film, based on the true story of an athlete Paan Singh Tomar employed by the Indian Army and who won a gold medal at Indian National Games, but was forced to become a notorious bandit .
Genres: Crime, Sport, Drama. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 15m.
#41 The Man From Nowhere 2010
Nothing to lose, nothing to compromise.
Director: Jeong-beom Lee. Cast: Bin Won, Sae-Ron Kim, Hyo-seo Kim, Hee-won Kim.
Overview: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named Somi, a little girl next door. As Taesik spends more and more time with Somi, he gets attached to her. Then Somi is kidnapped by a gang, and as Taesik tries to save Somi by becoming deeply associated with the gang his mysterious past is revealed...
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Thriller. Country: Korea. Runtime: 1h 59m.
#42 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.
#43 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.
#44 Vicky Donor April 2012
Laakhon mein ek!
Director: Shoojit Sircar. Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yammi Gautam, Annu Kapoor.
Overview: A comedy about a sperm donor!
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Foreign. Runtime: 2h 2m.
#45 OMG Oh My God! September 2012
A Divine Comedy!
Director: Umesh Shukla. Cast: Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Om Puri, Apoorva Arora, Puja Gupta.
Overview: Adapted from a Gujarati play by Bhavesh Mandalia, writer Umesh Shukla has adapted the drama to the big screen quite skillfully. Paresh Rawal’s character Kanjilal gets some of the best dialogues and thespian does full justice to them. Kanjilal’s arguments and counter-questions are very well thought out. The take on the God-men is very interesting. The best part was the parallel drawn to the Mahabharata towards the end, with Krishna (Akshay) re-playing his role as the legendary charioteer-advisor for a warrior (Arjun then, Kanji now).
Country: India. Runtime: 3h 10m.
#46 I Saw The Devil 2010
Abandon all compassion.
Director: Kim Ji-Woon. Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Jeon Kuk-Hwan, Oh San-Ha, Kim Yun-Seo.
Overview: A woman named Joo-Yun is stranded in her broken down car on a snowy night. She talks to her fiance on her cellphone while she awaits for a tow truck. Her fiance is So-Hyun, an agent for the National Intelligence Service.A few days later, an ear is found in a plastic bag by children playing near a river. When the police arrive, they later find Joo-Yun's head in the river. At this moment So-Hyun arrives at the crime scene and witnesses his fiance's decapitated head.At the funeral for Joo-Yun, Soo-Hyun apologizes to her for not being there to protect her and also promises to inflict pain 1,000x worse to the man responsible for her death.When Soo-Hyun tracks down his fiance's killer he beats the man severely. The killer awakens the next day bloodied, but still alive. There is also an envelope with money left on his belly. Soo-Hyun's plan for vengeance is just beginning ...
Genres: Foreign, Thriller. Country: Korea. Runtime: 2h 24m.
#47 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.
#48 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.
#49 Les Misérables December 2012
Fight. Dream. Hope. Love.
Director: Tom Hooper. Cast: Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Wilkinson, Samantha Barks, Daniel Huttlestone.
Overview: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, Foreign. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 37m. Rated: PG-13.
#50 Confessions 2010
Director: Tetsuya Nakashima. Cast: Takako Matsu, Masaki Okada, Yoshino Kimura, Yukito Nishii, Kaoru Fujiwara, Ai Hashimoto, Hirofumi Arai, Makiya Yamaguchi, Ikuyo Kuroda, Mana Ashida.
Overview: Middle school teacher Yoko Moriguchi's (Takako Matsu) life comes crashing down after the murder of her 4 year old daughter. Eventually Yoko Moriguchi suspects some of her own students to have been responsible for her daughter's death. An elaborate plan for revenge then ensues, including forcing students to drink HIV tainted milk ...
Genres: Foreign, Thriller. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 46m.
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