#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, Malgorzata 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 factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and controversially filmed in many original locations.
Genres: Drama, History, War. 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 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.
#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 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: Drama, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 26m. Rated: R.
#8 Saving Private Ryan 1998
The mission is a man.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Jeremy Davies, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina, Joerg Stadler, Max Martini, Dylan Bruno.
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: Drama, History, War. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 49m. Rated: R.
#9 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.
#10 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.
#11 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.
#12 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.
#13 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, Joe 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.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: R.
#14 Life Is Beautiful 1997
An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.
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, Adelaide Alaïs, Verena Buratti, Hannes Hellmann.
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. Country: Italy. Runtime: 1h 56m. Rated: PG-13.
#15 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.
#16 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.
#17 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, Michael Edwards, Ken Gibbel, Robert Winley, Pete Schrum.
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, Thriller, Science Fiction. Countries: France, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: R.
#18 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.
#19 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.
#20 Reservoir Dogs 1992
Every dog has his day.
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Edward Bunker, Quentin Tarantino, Randy Brooks, Kirk Baltz, Steven Wright, Rich Turner, David Steen, Tony Cosmo, Stevo Polyi.
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: Crime, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: R.
#21 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.
#22 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.
#23 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.
#24 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.
#25 Toy Story 1995
Director: John Lasseter. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Sarah Freeman, Penn Jillette, Jack Angel, Spencer Aste.
Overview: Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 21m. Rated: G.
#26 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.
#27 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.
#28 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.
#29 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.
#30 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.
#31 Casino 1995
No one stays at the top forever.
Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King, Kevin Pollak, Pasquale Cajano, L.Q. Jones, Dick Smothers, Frank Vincent, Oscar Goodman, Richard Riehle, John Bloom, Catherine Scorsese.
Overview: Master director Martin 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 its dark mafia underbelly.
Genres: Drama, Crime. Countries: France, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 58m. Rated: R.
#32 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.
#33 The Color of Paradise 1999
Director: Majid Majidi. Cast: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari, Elham Sharifi, Behzad Rafi, Mohamad Rahmani, Morteza Fatemi.
Overview: The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the headmaster to keep Mohammed over the summer. The headmaster refuses, so Mohammed's father eventually takes him home.
Genres: Family, Drama. Country: Iran. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: PG.
#34 Jurassic Park 1993
An adventure 65 million years in the making.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Samuel L. Jackson, BD Wong, Wayne Knight, Gerald R. Molen, Miguel Sandoval, Cameron Thor, Christopher John Fields.
Overview: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: PG-13.
#35 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.
#36 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.
#37 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.
#38 Twelve Monkeys 1995
The future is history
Director: Terry Gilliam. Cast: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Jon Seda, Frank Gorshin, Joseph Melito, Aaron Michael Lacey, Christopher Meloni, Joey Perillo, LisaGay Hamilton, Matt Ross, Annie Golden, Michael Chance.
Overview: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 9m.
#39 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.
#40 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.
#41 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.
#42 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.
#43 Three Colors: Red 1994
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski. Cast: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Frédérique Feder, Samuel Le Bihan, Marion Stalens, Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski.
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, Foreign. Countries: France, Poland, Switzerland. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: R.
#44 Farewell My Concubine 1993
Director: Kaige Chen. Cast: Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü, Leslie Cheung.
Overview: The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Indie. Countries: China, Hong Kong. Runtime: 2h 51m.
#45 Beauty and the Beast 1991
The most beautiful love story ever told.
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise. Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury.
Overview: Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.
Genres: Animation, Fantasy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 24m. Rated: G.
#46 The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993
A ghoulish tale with wicked humour & stunning animation.
Director: Henry Selick. Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey.
Overview: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.
Genres: Animation, Family, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 16m. Rated: PG.
#47 Aladdin 1992
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker. Cast: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale, Bruce Adler, Brad Kane, Lea Salonga, Jim Cummings, Charlie Adler, Corey Burton, Jack Angel, Philip L. Clarke.
Overview: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp, with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: G.
#48 True Romance 1993
Stealing, Cheating, Killing. Who said romance was dead?
Director: Tony Scott. Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Michael Rapaport, Bronson Pinchot, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt, Tom Sizemore, Samuel L. Jackson, Saul Rubinek, James Gandolfini, Frank Adonis, Paul Bates, Val Kilmer.
Overview: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h. Rated: R.
#49 The Iron Giant 1999
It came from outer space!
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman.
Overview: A giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 26m. Rated: PG.
#50 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.
#51 Dances with Wolves 1990
Inside everyone is a frontier waiting to be discovered.
Director: Kevin Costner. Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket, Maury Chaykin, Jimmy Herman, Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, Michael Spears, Jason R. Lone Hill, Tony Pierce, Doris Leader Charge.
Overview: Wounded Civil War soldier John Dunbar tries to commit suicide -- and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Western. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 3h 1m. Rated: PG-13.
#52 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.
#53 Scent of a Woman 1992
Col. Frank Slade has a very special plan for the weekend!
Director: Martin Brest. Cast: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bradley Whitford, Richard Venture, June Squibb, Frances Conroy, Rochelle Oliver, Tom Riis Farrell, Nicholas Sadler, Todd Louiso, Gene Canfield, Ron Eldard.
Overview: Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell) is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino), a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 37m. Rated: R.
#54 JFK 1991
The story that won’t go away.
Director: Oliver Stone. Cast: Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Michael Rooker, Jack Lemmon, Laurie Metcalf, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci, John Candy, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jay O. Sanders, Walter Matthau, Sally Kirkland, Donald Sutherland.
Overview: JFK is a thriller from Oliver Stone that revolves around the Murder of US President John F. Kennedy and the conspiracy theory follow-up.
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 3h 9m. Rated: R.
#55 Bound by Honor 1993
An epic story of three brothers. Bound by blood. Divided by fate. Driven by destiny.
Director: Taylor Hackford. Cast: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo, Victor Rivers, Delroy Lindo, Tom Towles, Carlos Carrasco, Teddy Wilson, Raymond Cruz, Valente Rodriguez, Lanny Flaherty, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rivas, Karmin Murcelo.
Overview: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 3h. Rated: R.
#56 The Straight Story 1999
A true story that proves a little determination goes a very, very long way.
Director: David Lynch. Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter, Donald Wiegert, Tracey Maloney, Dan Flannery, Ed Grennan, Jack Walsh, Gil Pearson, Barbara June Patterson, Everett McGill, James Cada, Sally Wingert, Barbara Kingsley.
Overview: A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: G.
#57 Secrets & Lies 1996
Director: Mike Leigh. Cast: Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan, Brenda Blethyn, Claire Rushbrook, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Liz Smith, Lesley Manville, Jonny Coyne, Trevor Laird, Elizabeth Berrington, Michele Austin, Lee Ross.
Overview: A middle-aged London factory worker (Blethyn) is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 22m.
#58 Central Station 1998
The motion picture for people who want to feel that they have shared a very special emotional experience... instead of just another night out at the movies!
Director: Walter Salles. Cast: Fernanda Montenegro, Marília Pêra, Vinícius de Oliveira, Soia Lira, Othon Bastos, Otávio Augusto, Stela Freitas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Caio Junqueira, Rita Assemany, Harildo Deda, Gildásio Leite, Nanego Lira, Maria Menezes, José Pereira da Silva.
Overview: Central do Brasil is a Brazilian film from Walter Salles about the relationship between an old and bitter woman and a young orphan boy.
Genre: Drama. Country: Brazil. Runtime: 1h 53m.
#59 Burnt by the Sun 1994
A moving and poignant story set against the corrupt politics of the Stalinist era.
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov. Cast: Nikita Mikhalkov, Oleg Menshikov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, André Oumansky.
Overview: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call...
Genres: Drama, History. Country: Russia. Runtime: 2h 15m.
#60 Edward Scissorhands 1990
His scars run deep.
Director: Tim Burton. Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Alan Arkin, Anthony Michael Hall, Vincent Price, Kathy Baker, Robert Oliveri, Conchata Ferrell, Caroline Aaron, Dick Anthony Williams, O-Lan Jones, Susan Blommaert, Linda Perri, John Davidson.
Overview: Edward Scissorhands is a classic Tim Burton and Johnny Depp film about a small suburban town that receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward. A satire on the normality of Middle-America and their fear of outsiders. A magical fairytale story of loneliness, learning, and love; that will make you laugh, curse, and cry.
Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 45m. Rated: PG-13.
#61 Boogie Nights 1997
Everyone has one special thing.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore, Thomas Jane, Heather Graham, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzmán, Alfred Molina, Robert Ridgely, Philip Baker Hall, Robert Downey Sr., Nicole Ari Parker.
Overview: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 35m. Rated: R.
#62 Carlito’s Way 1993
He's got a good future if he can live past next week.
Director: Brian De Palma. Cast: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo, Ingrid Rogers, Luis Guzmán, Adrian Pasdar, Viggo Mortensen, James Rebhorn, Joseph Siravo, Richard Foronjy, Jorge Porcel, John Ortiz, Paul Mazursky, Vincent Pastore.
Overview: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 24m. Rated: R.
#63 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.
#64 Miller's Crossing 1990
Up is down, black is white, and nothing is what it seems.
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J.E. Freeman, Albert Finney, Mike Starr, Al Mancini, Richard Woods, Thomas Toner, Steve Buscemi, Mario Todisco, Olek Krupa, Michael Jeter, Lanny Flaherty.
Overview: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m. Rated: R.
#65 Toy Story 2 1999
The toys are back!
Director: John Lasseter. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Knight, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Estelle Harris, R. Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson.
Overview: Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m. Rated: G.
#66 The Insider 1999
Director: Michael Mann. Cast: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora.
Overview: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 37m.
#67 Breaking the Waves 1996
Director: Lars von Trier. Cast: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr, Adrian Rawlins, Jonathan Hackett, Sandra Voe, Udo Kier, Mikkel Gaup, Roef Ragas, Robert Robertson, Phil McCall, Desmond Reilly, Sarah Gudgeon, Finlay Welsh.
Overview: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Countries: Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden. Runtime: 2h 39m. Rated: R.
#68 Naked 1993
Director: Mike Leigh. Cast: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Greg Cruttwell, Claire Skinner, Peter Wight, Ewen Bremner, Toby Jones, Gina McKee.
Overview: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 11m. Rated: NR.
#69 The Remains of the Day 1993
Diamond in the Rough
Director: James Ivory. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, Christopher Reeve, Hugh Grant, Peter Vaughan, Ben Chaplin, John Haycraft, Caroline Hunt, Paula Jacobs, Steve Dibben, Abigail Hopkins, Patrick Godfrey, Terence Bayler, Michael Lonsdale.
Overview: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 14m. Rated: PG.
#70 Once Were Warriors 1994
A family in crisis, a life in chaos... Nothing is more powerful than a mother's love.
Director: Lee Tamahori. Cast: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Taungaroa Emile, Rachael Morris Jr., Joseph Kairau, Cliff Curtis, Pete Smith, George Henare, Mere Boynton, Shannon Williams, Calvin Tuteao, Ray Bishop, Ian Mune.
Overview: A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
Genre: Drama. Country: New Zealand. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: R.
#71 All About My Mother 1999
Part of every woman is a mother/actress/saint/sinner. And part of every man is a woman.
Director: Pedro Almodóvar. Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Rosa Maria Sardà, Toni Cantò, Eloy Azorín, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Carlos Lozano, Fernando Guillén, Manuel Morón, José Luis Torrijo, Malena Gutiérrez, Yael Barnatán.
Overview: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: Spain. Runtime: 1h 41m.
#72 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993
The Dark Knight fights to save Gotham city from its deadliest enemy.
Directors: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski. Cast: Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Mark Hamill, Hart Bochner, Stacy Keach, Abe Vigoda, John P. Ryan, Bob Hastings, Robert Costanzo, Marilu Henner, Dick Miller.
Overview: An old flame of Bruce Wayne's strolls into town, re-heating up the romance between the two. At the same time, a mass murderer with an axe for one hand begins systematically eliminating Gotham's crime bosses. Due to the person's dark appearance, he is mistaken for Batman. Now on the run, Batman must solve the mystery and deal with the romance between him and Andrea Beaumont.
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 16m. Rated: PG.
#73 The Double Life of Veronique 1991
Each of us is matched somewhere in the world, by our exact double - someone who shares our thoughts and dreams
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski. Cast: Irène Jacob, Halina Gryglaszewska, Philippe Volter, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Kalina Jędrusik, Aleksander Bardini, Władysław Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Janusz Sterninski, Sandrine Dumas, Louis Ducreux, Claude Duneton, Lorraine Evanoff, Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus, Alain Frérot.
Overview: Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with the ups and downs of their individual lives, with Veronique embarking on an unusual romance with Alexandre Fabbri, a puppeteer who may be able to help her with her existential issues.
Genres: Drama, Thriller. Countries: France, Norway, Poland. Runtime: 1h 37m. Rated: R.
#74 Tombstone 1993
Justice is coming.
Director: George P. Cosmatos. Cast: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Stephen Lang.
Overview: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: R.
#75 Misery 1990
Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now, he's writing to stay alive.
Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall, Graham Jarvis, Rob Reiner, J. T. Walsh, Jerry Potter, Archie Hahn.
Overview: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.
Genres: Horror, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 47m. Rated: R.
#76 Office Space 1999
Director: Mike Judge. Cast: Ron Livingston, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Gary Cole, Richard Riehle, John C. McGinley, Paul Willson.
Overview: Peter is a drone for a software company well on his way to a nervous breakdown when a hypnosis mishap opens his eyes. He becomes so apathetic toward his job that he can't even muster up the energy to quit. His new no-work ethic is mistaken by a pair of corporate headhunters as "middle-management potential," and he is promoted as his pals Michael and Samir are laid off. Frustrated in his attempts to be down-sized, Peter hatches a plot to embezzle the company.
Genres: Comedy, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 29m. Rated: R.
#77 The Game 1997
What do you get for the man who has everything?
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Peter Donat, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carroll Baker, Anna Katarina, Charles Martinet, Scott Hunter McGuire, Florentine Mocanu, Elizabeth Dennehy, Caroline Barclay, Daniel Schorr, John Aprea.
Overview: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Mystery. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 9m. Rated: R.
#78 The Last of the Mohicans 1992
The first American hero.
Director: Michael Mann. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi, Maurice Roeves, Patrice Chéreau, Edward Blatchford, Terry Kinney, Tracey Ellis, Justin M. Rice, Dennis Banks, Pete Postlethwaite.
Overview: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the North American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are saved by Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: R.
#79 The Sandlot 1993
A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long.
Director: David M. Evans. Cast: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, James Earl Jones, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marley Shelton, Daniel Zacapa, Herb Muller, Karen Allen, Denis Leary, Brandon Quintin Adams, Art LaFleur, Arliss Howard, Keith Campbell, Marty York.
Overview: In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.
Genres: Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: PG.
#80 Gattaca 1997
There is no gene for the human spirit.
Director: Andrew Niccol. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Jude Law, Gore Vidal, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Xander Berkeley, Jayne Brook, William Lee Scott, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Tony Shalhoub, Una Damon.
Overview: Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.
Genres: Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 46m. Rated: PG-13.
#81 What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993
A film about the love you find...In the last place you look.
Director: Lasse Hallström. Cast: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates, Mary Steenburgen, Laura Harrington, Mary Kate Schellhardt, John C. Reilly, Kevin Tighe, Crispin Glover, Robert B. Hedges, George Haynes, Cameron Finley, Mona Lee Fultz, Penelope Branning.
Overview: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Genres: Romance, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 58m. Rated: PG-13.
#82 Boyz n the Hood 1991
Once upon a time in South Central L.A... It ain't no fairy tale.
Director: John Singleton. Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Angela Bassett, Nia Long, Tyra Ferrell, Lexie Bigham, Desi Arnez Hines II, John Cothran, Jr., Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, Tammy Hanson, Regina King.
Overview: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Genres: Crime, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 42m. Rated: R.
#83 The Fugitive 1993
A murdered wife. A one-armed man. An obsessed detective. The chase begins.
Director: Andrew Davis. Cast: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Joe Pantoliano, Andreas Katsulas, Jeroen Krabbé, Daniel Roebuck, L. Scott Caldwell, Ron Dean, Joseph F. Kosala, Tom Wood, Dick Cusack, Richard Riehle, Andy Romano.
Overview: Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.
Genres: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: PG-13.
#84 Donnie Brasco 1997
Donnie Brasco. Based on a True Story.
Director: Mike Newell. Cast: Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche, Zeljko Ivanek, Brian Tarantina, Rocco Sisto, Zach Grenier, Gerry Becker, Robert Miano.
Overview: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: R.
#85 Being John Malkovich 1999
Ever wanted to be someone else? Now you can.
Director: Spike Jonze. Cast: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, Charlie Sheen, W. Earl Brown, Carlos Jacott, Willie Garson, Byrne Piven, Gregory Sporleder, Octavia Spencer.
Overview: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it’s mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.
Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: R.
#86 Clerks 1994
Just because they serve you doesn't mean they like you.
Director: Kevin Smith. Cast: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Lisa Spoonhauer, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Scott Mosier, Walter Flanagan, Scott Schiaffo, David Klein, Ed Hapstak, Pattijean Csik, John Henry Westhead.
Overview: Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.
Genre: Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m. Rated: R.
#87 A Bronx Tale 1993
One man lives in the neighborhood, another man owns it.
Director: Robert De Niro. Cast: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra, Taral Hicks, Kathrine Narducci, Clem Caserta, Alfred Sauchelli Jr., Frank Pietrangolare, Joe Pesci, Robert D'Andrea, Eddie Montanaro, Fred Fischer, Dave Salerno, Joe D'Onofrio.
Overview: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful black girl.
Genres: Drama, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 1m. Rated: R.
#88 Glengarry Glen Ross 1992
Lie. Cheat. Steal. All in a day’s work.
Director: James Foley. Cast: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce, Bruce Altman, Jude Ciccolella, Paul Butler, Lori Tan Chinn, Neal Jones, Leigh French, George Cheung, Murphy Dunne.
Overview: Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: R.
#89 October Sky 1999
Sometimes one dream is enough to light up the whole sky.
Director: Joe Johnston. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen, William Lee Scott, Chad Lindberg, Natalie Canerday, Scott Miles, Randy Stripling, Chris Ellis, Elya Baskin, Courtney Cole-Fendley, David Dwyer, Terry Loughlin, Kailie Hollister.
Overview: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Genres: Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 48m. Rated: PG.
#90 Awakenings 1990
There is no such thing as a simple miracle.
Director: Penny Marshall. Cast: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller, Alice Drummond, Judith Malina, Barton Heyman, George Martin, Anne Meara, Richard Libertini, Laura Esterman, Dexter Gordon, Jayne Haynes.
Overview: The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 1m. Rated: PG-13.
#91 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 1999
Director: Trey Parker. Cast: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, George Clooney, Brent Spiner, Minnie Driver.
Overview: When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Music. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 21m. Rated: R.
#92 Hamlet 1996
Director: Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Julie Christie, Richard Briers, Kate Winslet, Nicholas Farrell, Michael Maloney, Rufus Sewell, Robin Williams, Gérard Depardieu, Timothy Spall, Reece Dinsdale, Jack Lemmon, Ian McElhinney, Ray Fearon.
Overview: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Genre: Drama. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 4h 2m. Rated: PG-13.
#93 Run Lola Run 1998
Every second of every day you're faced with a decision that can change your life.
Director: Tom Tykwer. Cast: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, Armin Rohde, Joachim Król, Ludger Pistor, Suzanne von Borsody, Sebastian Schipper, Julia Lindig, Lars Rudolph, Andreas Petri, Klaus Müller, Utz Krause, Beate Finckh.
Overview: Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run.
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller. Country: Germany. Runtime: 1h 21m. Rated: R.
#94 Happiness 1998
Finding happiness can be a tragic comedy.
Director: Todd Solondz. Cast: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker, Evan Silverberg, Rufus Read, Justin Elvin, Lara Flynn Boyle, Cynthia Stevenson, Lila Glantzman-Leib, Gerry Becker, Louise Lasser, Ben Gazzara, Camryn Manheim, Arthur J. Nascarella.
Overview: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 19m. Rated: NC-17.
#95 Night on Earth 1991
Five Taxis. Five Cities. One Night.
Director: Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk, Alan Randolph Scott, Anthony Portillo, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosie Perez, Richard Boes, Isaach De Bankolé, Béatrice Dalle, Pascal N'Zonzi, Emile Abossolo M'bo, Noel Kaufmann, Stéphane Boucher, Roberto Benigni.
Overview: An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Countries: Germany, Finland, France, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 9m. Rated: R.
#96 The Postman 1994
Director: Michael Radford. Cast: Philippe Noiret, Massimo Troisi, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Renato Scarpa, Linda Moretti, Mariano Rigillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Simona Caparrini, Carlo Di Maio, Nando Neri, Vincenzo Di Sauro, Orazio Stracuzzi, Sergio Solli, Alfredo Cozzolino.
Overview: Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Countries: Belgium, France, Italy. Runtime: 1h 48m.
#97 Dreams 1990
The past, present, and future. The thoughts and images of one man... for all men. One man's dreams... for every dreamer.
Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda. Cast: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baisho, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada, Mitsunori Isaki, Martin Scorsese, Toshihiko Nakano, Yoshitaka Zushi, Hisashi Igawa, Chosuke Ikariya, Chishû Ryû, Masayuki Yui, Mieko Suzuki, Shû Nakajima, Sakae Kimura.
Overview: A collection of magical tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction. Countries: United States of America, Japan. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: PG.
#98 Eat Drink Man Woman 1994
Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Jacklyn Wu , Yang Kuei-Mei, Winston Chao, Sylvia Chang.
Overview: The film tells the story of a retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu (Si Hung Lung) and his family living in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. At the start of the film, he lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. As the film progresses, each of the daughters encounters new men in their lives. When these new relationships blossom, the stereotypes are broken and the living situation within the family changes.. The film features several scenes displaying the techniques and artistry of gourmet Chinese cooking. Since the family members have difficulty expressing their love for each other, the intricate preparation of banquet quality dishes for their Sunday dinners is the surrogate for their familial feelings.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Countries: Taiwan, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 3m.
#99 Ju Dou 1990
Directors: Yang Feng-Liang, Zhang Yi-Mou. Cast: Gong Li, Wei Li, Li Bao-Tian, Zhang Yi, Ji-an Zheng, Ma Chong, Zhijun Cong, Wu Fa, Jia Jin, Xingli Niu, Yang Qianbin, Jia Zhao-Ji.
Overview: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed in glowing technicolour, this tale of romantic and familial love in the face of unbreakable tradition is more universal than its setting.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Countries: China, Japan. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: PG-13.
#100 Kolya 1996
Director: Jan Svěrák. Cast: Andrei Chalimon, Zdeněk Svěrák, Libuše Šafránková, Ondřej Vetchý, Stella Zázvorková.
Overview: The Czech Republic Director Jan Sverák tells in this Oscar winning film the story of the disillusioned Prague man named Cellisten Louka, who after a fictitious marriage with a Russian emigrant must suddenly take responsibility for her son. However it’s not long before the communication barrier is broken between the two new family members.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: Czech Republic. Runtime: 1h 45m.
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