#1 The Dark Knight 2008
Why So Serious?
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Eric Roberts, Michael Jai White, James Smith, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Ron Dean, Cillian Murphy, Chin Han, Ritchie Coster.
Overview: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 32m. Rated: PG-13.
#2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003
The eye of the enemy is moving.
Director: Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Bernard Hill, Miranda Otto, David Wenham.
Overview: Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action. Countries: New Zealand, United States of America. Runtime: 3h 21m. Rated: PG-13.
#3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
One ring to rule them all
Director: Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Bean, Christopher Lee, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Craig Parker.
Overview: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Countries: New Zealand, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 58m. Rated: PG-13.
#4 City of God 2002
If you run you're dead...if you stay, you're dead again. Period.
Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, Lamartine Ferreira, Isabella Teixeira, Malu Miranda. Cast: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele, Seu Jorge, Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Roberta Rodrigues, Luis Otávio, Darlan Cunha.
Overview: City of God is one of the most successful Brazilian films of all times. It depicts the raw violence in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970’s that even had young kids carrying guns and joining gangs when they should be playing hide-and-seek.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Foreign. Country: Brazil. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: R.
#5 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
A New Power Is Rising.
Director: Peter Jackson. Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Christopher Lee, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Hugo Weaving, Craig Parker, Bernard Hill, Andy Serkis, Brad Dourif.
Overview: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Countries: New Zealand, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 59m. Rated: PG-13.
#6 Spirited Away 2001
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara, Yumi Tamai, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Takashi Naitō, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tatsuya Gashûin, Yo Oizumi, Koba Hayashi, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Takehiko Ono, Akio Nakamura, Ken Yasuda.
Overview: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 5m.
#7 The Departed 2006
Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it?
Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, Dick Hughes, Ray Winstone, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, David O'Hara, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Corrigan, James Badge Dale, Robert Wahlberg, Kristen Dalton, Thomas B. Duffy.
Overview: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise in Martin Scorsese's multiple Oscar-winning crime thriller. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.
Genres: Drama, Action, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 31m. Rated: R.
#8 The Prestige 2006
Are You Watching Closely?
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Andy Serkis, David Bowie, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall.
Overview: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: PG-13.
#9 Gladiator 2000
Father of a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife and I shall have my vengeance in this life or the next
Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, David Schofield, John Shrapnel, Tomas Arana, Ralf Moeller, Tommy Flanagan, Spencer Treat Clark, David Hemmings, Sven-Ole Thorsen.
Overview: Gladiator is an epic film of love, death and betrayal set in the Roman Empire. General Maximus' success in battle earns the favour of an elderly Emperor at the expense of the Emperor's son. In a fit of jealous rage the son slays his father before turning his anger towards Maximus. Now reduced to a slave, his family dead, Maximus must fight as a Gladiator to gain his freedom, and his revenge.
Genres: Action, Drama, History, Adventure. Countries: United Kingdom, Morocco, Malta, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 35m. Rated: R.
#10 Memento 2001
Some memories are best forgotten.
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Russ Fega, Jorja Fox, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harriet Sansom Harris, Thomas Lennon, Callum Keith Rennie, Kimberly Campbell, Marianne Muellerleile, Larry Holden, Buzz Visconti.
Overview: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 53m. Rated: R.
#11 The Pianist 2002
Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.
Director: Roman Polanski. Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer, Michal Zebrowski, Wanja Mues, Richard Ridings, Nomi Sharron, Anthony Milner, Lucy Skeaping, Roddy Skeaping.
Overview: The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.
Genres: Drama, War. Countries: France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 30m. Rated: R.
#12 The Lives of Others 2006
Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's Secret Police Listened to Your Secrets.
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Cast: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Thomas Thieme, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Volkmar Kleinert, Matthias Brenner, Bastian Trost, Charly Hübner, Herbert Knaup, Marie Gruber, Hinnerk Schönemann, Thomas Arnold, Ludwig Blochberger.
Overview: The tragic love story in the East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Thriller. Country: Germany. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: R.
#13 Requiem for a Dream 2000
Director: Darren Aronofsky. Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald, Louise Lasser.
Overview: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Genres: Drama, Indie. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 42m. Rated: R.
#14 Oldboy 2003
15 years of imprisonment... 5 days of vengeance.
Director: Chan-wook Park. Cast: Choi Min-sik, Ji-tae Yu, Dae-han Ji, Byeong-ok Kim, Tae-kyung Oh, Il-han Oo, Jin-seo Yun, Dal-su Oh, Hye-jeong Kang.
Overview: Oldboy is the revenge drama from Director Park Chan-wook. Based on a Manga comic it depicts the suffering path of a man who must deal with the never ending torment of having unknowingly made someone his enemy.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Thriller. Countries: Korea, New Zealand. Runtime: 2h. Rated: R.
#15 Amélie 2001
One person can change your life forever.
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Jamel Debbouze, Claire Maurier, Isabelle Nanty, Dominique Pinon, Artus de Penguern, Yolande Moreau, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin, Clotilde Mollet, Urbain Cancelier, Maurice Bénichou, Michel Robin.
Overview: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story?
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Countries: France, Germany. Runtime: 2h 2m.
#16 Wall·E 2008
An adventure beyond the ordinar-E.
Director: Andrew Stanton. Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, MacInTalk, John Ratzenberger, Sigourney Weaver, Kathy Najimy, Fred Willard.
Overview: WALL-E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, Wall-E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.
Genres: Animation, Adventure, Family, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: G.
#17 3 Idiots 2009
Director: Rajkumar Hirani. Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Mona Singh.
Overview: Two friends embark on a quest for a lost buddy. On this journey, they encounter a long forgotten bet, a wedding they must crash, and a funeral that goes out of control. As they make their way through the perilous landscape, another journey begins: their inner journey through memory lane and the story of their friend- the irrepressible free-thinker Rancho, who in his unique way, changed their lives
Genres: Comedy, Eastern, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 50m. Rated: PG.
#18 Rang De Basanti 2006
A Generation Awakens
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Cast: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Alice Patten, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni, Madhavan, Siddharth Narayan.
Overview: A young idealistic English filmmaker, Sue, arrives in India to make a film on Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their contemporaries and their fight for freedom from the British Raj. Owing to a lack of funds, she recruits students from Delhi University to act in her docu-drama. She finds DJ, who passed out five years back but still wants to be a part of the University because he doesn't think there's too much out there in the real world to look forward to. Karan, the son of Industrialist Rajnath Singhania, who shares an uncomfortable relationship with his father, but continues to live off him, albeit very grudgingly. Aslam, is a middle class Muslim boy, who lives in the by-lanes near Jama Masjid, poet, philosopher and guide to his friends. Sukhi, the group's baby, innocent, vulnerable and with a weakness for only one thing - girls. Laxman Pandey...
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 37m. Rated: PG-13.
#19 Inglourious Basterds 2009
Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France...
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Mike Myers, Michael Fassbender, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, B.J. Novak, Gedeon Burkhard, Omar Doom, Samm Levine, Paul Rust, Michael Bacall.
Overview: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, War. Countries: Germany, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 33m. Rated: R.
#20 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
I already forget how I used to feel about you.
Director: Michel Gondry. Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Ryan Whitney, Jane Adams, Debbon Ayer, David Cross, Gerry Robert Byrne, Brian Price, Josh Flitter, Paul Litowsky, Lola Daehler.
Overview: A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.
Genres: Science Fiction, Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 48m. Rated: R.
#21 Batman Begins 2005
Evil fears the knight.
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Rutger Hauer, Mark Boone Junior, Ken Watanabe, Linus Roache, Richard Brake, Sara Stewart, Tim Booth, Rena Sofer, Tom Wilkinson.
Overview: Bruce Wayne has watched his home, Gotham City, turn into a crime infested abyss throughout his entire life, so he decides to become the hero Gotham needs- Batman!
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 21m. Rated: PG-13.
#22 Snatch 2000
Stealin' Stones and Breakin' Bones.
Director: Guy Ritchie. Cast: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Stephen Graham, Vinnie Jones, Alan Ford, Dennis Farina, Rade Šerbedžija, Robbie Gee, Lennie James, Benicio Del Toro, Mike Reid, Jason Flemyng, Andy Beckwith, William Beck, Ewen Bremner.
Overview: The is second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast paced crazy character colliding filled film “Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.” The film has two overlapping stories– one is the search for a stolen diamond and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Foreign, Thriller, Crime. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: R.
#23 Downfall 2004
April 1945, a nation awaits its...Downfall
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel. Cast: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkel, Thomas Kretschmann, Ulrich Noethen, Birgit Minichmayr, Rolf Kanies, Justus von Dohnanyi, Michael Mendl, André Hennicke, Christian Redl.
Overview: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, History, War. Countries: Austria, Germany, Italy, Russian Federation. Runtime: 2h 36m. Rated: R.
#24 Up 2009
Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson. Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Josh Cooley, John Ratzenberger, David Kaye, Jeremy Leary, Elie Docter, Mickie McGowan, Danny Mann, Donald Fullilove, Jess Harnell, Jerome Ranft.
Overview: After a lifetime of dreaming of traveling the world, 78-year-old homebody Carl flies away on an unbelievable adventure with Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer, unexpectedly in tow. Together, the unlikely pair embarks on a thrilling odyssey full of jungle beasts and rough terrain.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 36m. Rated: PG.
#25 Pan's Labyrinth 2006
What happens when make-believe believes it's real?
Director: Guillermo del Toro. Cast: Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdú, Sergi López, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil, Álex Angulo, Roger Casamajor.
Overview: Pans Labyrinth is the exquisitely produced fantasy film from Mexican director Guillermo del Toro who is actually famous for his works in science-fiction and horror. The film stars a little girl lost in a fantasy world. The film won three Academy Awards in 2007.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Foreign, Science Fiction. Countries: Spain, Mexico, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: R.
#26 Into the Wild 2007
Your great adventure on Alaska.
Director: Sean Penn. Cast: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian H. Dierker, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Hal Holbrook, Thure Lindhardt, Signe Egholm Olsen, Cheryl Francis Harrington, Kristen Stewart.
Overview: Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 28m. Rated: R.
#27 A Beautiful Mind 2001
I need to believe that something extra ordinary is possible....
Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Jason Gray-Stanford, Judd Hirsch, Austin Pendleton, Vivien Cardone, Jillie Simon, Victor Steinbach, Tanya Clarke.
Overview: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today.
Genres: Drama, Romance, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m. Rated: PG-13.
#28 Finding Nemo 2003
There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean, they're looking for one.
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich. Cast: Alexander Gould, Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Andrew Stanton, Elizabeth Perkins, Barry Humphries, Bill Hunter, Willem Dafoe.
Overview: A tale which follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish, the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo, who are separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly but forgetful fish named Dory, the overly cautious Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son.
Genres: Animation, Family, Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: G.
#29 V for Vendetta 2006
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
Director: James McTeigue. Cast: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Natasha Wightman, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam, Ben Miles, Sinéad Cusack, John Standing, Eddie Marsan, Clive Ashborn, Emma Field-Rayner.
Overview: Set against the futuristic landscape of a totalitarian Britain, the movie tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a man known only as “V” – a striking figure in a black cloak and a high-peaked hat under which he wears a curious mask. Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression.
Genres: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller. Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 12m. Rated: R.
#30 Gran Torino 2008
Ever come across somebody you shouldn't have messed with?
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Cory Hardrict, John Carroll Lynch, Geraldine Hughes, Brian Haley, Dreama Walker, Doua Moua, Brian Howe, Sarah Neubauer, Lee Mong Vang, Nana Gbewonyo, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, John Anton, Austin Douglas Smith.
Overview: Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed and inflexible Korean War veteran living in a changing world, is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his long-held prejudices.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 56m. Rated: R.
#31 The Secret in Their Eyes 2009
Director: Juan José Campanella. Cast: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino, Guillermo Francella.
Overview: A man wants to solve a murder committed many years ago.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Foreign, Mystery, Romance. Countries: Argentina, Spain. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: R.
#32 Howl's Moving Castle 2004
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mitsunori Isaki, Yô Ôizumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Daijiro Harada, Haruko Kato, Jean Simmons, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson.
Overview: When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Science Fiction, Family, Foreign. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h. Rated: PG-13.
#33 No Country for Old Men 2007
There are no clean getaways.
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Barry Corbin, Stephen Root, Rodger Boyce, Beth Grant, Ana Reeder, Kit Gwin, Zach Hopkins.
Overview: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as violent pursuits of money and justice collide.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 2m. Rated: R.
#34 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003
Prepare to be blown out of the water.
Director: Gore Verbinski. Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Lee Arenberg, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Davenport, Mackenzie Crook, Damian O'Hare, Giles New, Angus Barnett, David Bailie, Michael Berry Jr., Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Zoe Saldana.
Overview: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate who roams the Caribbean Sea butts heads with a rival pirate bent on pillaging the village of Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her. But their seafaring mission is hardly simple.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 23m. Rated: PG-13.
#35 There Will Be Blood 2007
There Will Be Greed. There Will Be Vengeance.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier, Ciarán Hinds, Kevin J. O'Connor, Hope Elizabeth Reeves, Colleen Foy, Barry Del Sherman, David Willis, Hans Howes, Sydney McCallister.
Overview: When Daniel Plainview - a ruthless oil prospector - learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property. Using his young adopted son H.W. to project the image of a caring family man, Plainview gains the cooperation of almost all the locals with lofty promises to build schools and cultivate the land to make their community flourish. Over time, Plainview's gradual accumulation of wealth and power causes his true self to surface, and he begins to slowly alienate himself from everyone in his life.
Genres: Drama, Indie, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 38m. Rated: R.
#36 Sin City 2005
There is no justice without sin.
Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Jaime King, Rutger Hauer, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Powers Boothe, Marley Shelton.
Overview: The first of three films based on the beautiful comic world of Frank Miller. Sin City depicts the comic book almost page for page with its heavy contrast black and white extremely violent and graphic imagery. Sin City is set in a dangerous and dark Basin City where corruption, sex and violence is everyday life.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: R.
#37 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003
A roaring rampage of revenge.
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sonny Chiba, Gordon Liu Chia-Hui, Michael Parks, Michael Bowen, Jun Kunimura, Kenji Ohba, Yuki Kazamatsuri.
Overview: An assassin is shot by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle – but she lives to plot her vengeance.
Genres: Action, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: R.
#38 The Bourne Ultimatum 2007
Remember everything. Forgive nothing.
Director: Paul Greengrass. Cast: Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Paddy Considine, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Édgar Ramírez, Corey Johnson, Scott Glenn, Albert Finney, Tom Gallop, Daniel Brühl, Joey Ansah, Colin Stinton.
Overview: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him.
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Countries: United States of America, Germany. Runtime: 1h 55m. Rated: PG-13.
#39 Million Dollar Baby 2004
Beyond his silence, there is a past. Beyond her dreams, there is a feeling. Beyond hope, there is a memory. Beyond their journey, there is a love.
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Brían F. O'Byrne, Lucia Rijker, Anthony Mackie, Margo Martindale, Riki Lindhome, Michael Peña.
Overview: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro -- and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Genres: Drama, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: PG-13.
#40 Monsters, Inc. 2001
We Scare Because We Care.
Directors: Lee Unkrich, David Silverman, Pete Docter. Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Steve Susskind, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Pidgeon, Samuel Lord Black, Jack Angel, Bob Bergen.
Overview: James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m. Rated: G.
#41 Dogville 2003
A quiet little town not far from here.
Director: Lars von Trier. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Paul Bettany, Blair Brown, James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Jeremy Davies, Ben Gazzara, Philip Baker Hall, Thom Hoffman, Siobhan Fallon, Zeljko Ivanek, John Randolph Jones.
Overview: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 58m. Rated: R.
#42 Hotel Rwanda 2004
When the world closed its eyes, he opened his arms.
Director: Terry George. Cast: Don Cheadle, Nick Nolte, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Jean Reno, Ofentse Modiselle, Mathabo Pieterson, Neil McCarthy, Desmond Dube, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Tony Kgoroge, Fana Mokoena, Lebo Mashile, Antonio David Lyons, Leleti Khumalo.
Overview: Inspired by true events this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990’s when more than a million Tutsis’ were killed in a Genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, History. Countries: United Kingdom, Italy, United States of America, South Africa. Runtime: 2h 1m. Rated: PG-13.
#43 In the Mood for Love 2000
Director: Wong Kar-Wai. Cast: Siu Ping-Lam, Rebecca Pan, Kelly Lai Chen, Man-Lei Chan, Kam-wah Koo, Roy Cheung, Tsi-Ang Chin, Hsien Yu, Po-chun Chow, Paulyn Sun, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung.
Overview: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they both don’t want to be lonely in their marriage. They also find out that they share a passion for Kung-Fu stories.
Genres: Drama, Romance, Foreign. Countries: China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand. Runtime: 1h 38m.
#44 Amores perros 2000
Love. Betrayal. Death.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu. Cast: Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Bauche, Goya Toledo, Alvaro Guerrero, Emilio Echevarría, Jorge Salinas, Rodrigo Murray, Humberto Busto, Gerardo Campbell, Rosa María Bianchi, Dunia Saldívar, Adriana Barraza, José Sefami, Lourdes Echevarría, Marco Pérez.
Overview: In Mexico City the lives and stories of three people become tied up in an intense Oscar winning film. Valeria and El Chivo have one thing in common: their souls stimulate them towards a relationship with their dogs. Amores Perros is the first film in Iñárritu's "Death Trilogy".
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Indie, Thriller. Country: Mexico. Runtime: 2h 33m. Rated: R.
#45 The Sea Inside 2004
Director: Alejandro Amenábar. Cast: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Joan Dalmau, Josep Maria Pou, Mabel Rivera, Celso Bugallo, Clara Segura, Alberto Jiménez, Tamar Novas, Alberto Amarilla.
Overview: Based on the profoundly moving true story that captured the world’s attention, The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem), who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. The Sea Inside is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia (Belén Rueda) a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa (Lola Dueñas), a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: Spain. Runtime: 2h 5m. Rated: PG-13.
#46 Departures 2008
Director: Yojiro Takita. Cast: Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kimiko Yo, Takashi Sasano.
Overview: Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature – as an undertaker’s assistant.
Genre: Drama. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: PG-13.
#47 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 2003
Director: Kim Ki-Duk. Cast: Oh Young, Kim Ki-Duk, Kim Young-min, Seo Jae-kyung, Ha Yeo-jin, Kim Jong-ho, Kim Jung-young, Dae-han Ji, Choi Min, Park Ji-a, Song Min-young.
Overview: This South Korean film depicts the life of the ever overwhelming course of nature in the changing seasons.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: Germany, Korea. Runtime: 1h 43m.
#48 The Incredibles 2004
No gut, no glory
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Dominique Louis, Teddy Newton, Jean Sincere, Eli Fucile, Maeve Andrews, Wallace Shawn, Spencer Fox, Lou Romano, Wayne Canney, Sarah Vowell, Michael Bird.
Overview: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m.
#49 Star Trek 2009
The future begins.
Director: J.J. Abrams. Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Leonard Nimoy, Winona Ryder, Ben Cross, Greg Ellis, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Morrison.
Overview: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction. Countries: Germany, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: PG-13.
#50 Mulholland Drive 2001
Director: David Lynch. Cast: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Justin Theroux, Robert Forster, Lori Heuring, Brent Briscoe, Katharine Towne, Chad Everett, Scott Coffey.
Overview: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Indie, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 21m. Rated: R.
#51 Casino Royale 2006
Everyone has a past. Every legend has a beginning.
Director: Martin Campbell. Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Isaach De Bankolé, Jesper Christensen, Ivana Miličević, Tobias Menzies, Claudio Santamaria, Sebastien Foucan, Malcolm Sinclair.
Overview: James Bond goes on his first ever mission as a 00. Le Chiffre is a banker to the world's terrorists. He is participating in a poker game at Montenegro, where he must win back his money, in order to stay safe among the terrorist market. The boss of MI6, known simply as M sends Bond, along with Vesper Lynd to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. Bond, using help from Felix Leiter, Mathis and having Vesper pose as his wife, enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career. But if Bond defeats Le Chiffre, will he and Vesper Lynd remain safe?
Genres: Adventure, Action, Thriller. Countries: Bahamas, Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 24m. Rated: PG-13.
#52 Catch Me If You Can 2002
The true story of a real fake.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Amy Adams, James Brolin, Brian Howe, Frank John Hughes, Steve Eastin, Chris Ellis, John Finn, Jennifer Garner, Nancy Lenehan, Ellen Pompeo, Elizabeth Banks.
Overview: Frank W. Abagnale Jr. is a cunning con man -- posing as a doctor, lawyer and pilot all before turning 21. He's also a deft forger, and his work attracts the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who makes it his mission to put Frank behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit, even taking time to taunt Carl by phone.
Genres: Drama, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 21m. Rated: PG-13.
#53 Ratatouille 2007
He's dying to become a chef.
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm, Peter Sohn, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett, Peter O'Toole, John Ratzenberger, Jake Steinfeld, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar.
Overview: In one of Paris' finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family's wishes and his true calling. Remy and his pal Linguini set in motion a hilarious chain of events that turns the City of Lights upside down.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 50m. Rated: G.
#54 Big Fish 2003
Director: Tim Burton. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Marion Cotillard, Robert Guillaume, Matthew McGrory.
Overview: The story revolves around a dying father and his son, who is trying to learn more about his dad by piecing together the stories he has gathered over the years. The son winds up re-creating his father's elusive life in a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tales, the son begins to understand his father's great feats and his great failings.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 5m. Rated: PG-13.
#55 The Pursuit of Happyness 2006
Director: Gabriele Muccino. Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Kurt Fuller, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Nunez, David Fine, Takayo Fischer, Kevin West, George Cheung, Geoff Callan, Scott Klace, Rashida Clendening.
Overview: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: PG-13.
#56 Serenity 2005
Can't stop the signal.
Director: Joss Whedon. Cast: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Krumholtz, Michael Hitchcock, Sarah Paulson, Yan Feldman, Rafael Feldman.
Overview: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.
Genres: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: PG-13.
#57 Shaun of the Dead 2004
A Romantic Comedy. With Zombies.
Director: Edgar Wright. Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Peter Serafinowicz, Penelope Wilton, Steve Emerson, Nicola Cunningham, Reece Shearsmith, Bill Nighy, Jessica Hynes.
Overview: Shaun of the Dead is a humorous homage to Zombie movies from director Edgar Wright; an outrageous romantic comedy with zombies.
Genres: Comedy, Foreign, Horror. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: R.
#58 Mystic River 2003
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Kevin Chapman, Tom Guiry, Emmy Rossum, Spencer Treat Clark, Andrew Mackin, Adam Nelson, Robert Wahlberg, Jenny O'Hara, John Doman, Cameron Bowen, Jason Kelly.
Overview: A thriller about friendship and loyalty, guiltiness and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present. Sean Penn won an Oscar for his multifaceted performance as a father who lost his daughter.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 17m. Rated: R.
#59 District 9 2009
You are not welcome here.
Director: Neill Blomkamp. Cast: William Allen Young, Robert Hobbs, Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Vanessa Haywood, Kenneth Nkosi, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike, Elizabeth Mkandawie, John Sumner, Greg Melvill-Smith, Nick Blake, Morena Busa Sesatsa, Themba Nkosi, Mzwandile Nqoba.
Overview: Aliens land in South Africa and have no way home. Years later after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the "Non-Humans" are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU). The movie follows an MNU employee tasked with leading the relocation and his relationship with one of the alien leaders.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Foreign. Countries: New Zealand, United States of America, Canada, South Africa. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: R.
#60 Slumdog Millionaire 2008
What does it take to find a lost love? A. Money B. Luck C. Smarts D. Destiny
Directors: Loveleen Tandan, Danny Boyle. Cast: Anil Kapoor, Mia Drake Inderbitzin, Dev Patel, Saurabh Shukla, Rajendranath Zutshi, Jeneva Talwar, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan.
Overview: The story of the life of an impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik, who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?", wins, and is then suspected of cheating.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Indie, Romance. Countries: India, United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h. Rated: R.
#61 In Bruges 2008
Shoot first. Sightsee later.
Director: Martin McDonagh. Cast: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Thekla Reuten, Jordan Prentice, Elizabeth Berrington, Jérémie Renier.
Overview: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Thriller. Countries: Belgium, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 47m. Rated: R.
#62 Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004
The bride is back for the final cut
Director: Quentin Tarantino. Cast: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Michael Parks, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Christopher Allen Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Perla Haney-Jardine, Chia Hui Liu.
Overview: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her "roaring rampage of revenge" against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. The woman visits each of her former associates one by one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 16m. Rated: R.
#63 Blood Diamond 2006
It Will Cost You Everything.
Director: Edward Zwick. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Anointing Lukola, David Harewood, Basil Wallace, Jimi Mistry, Michael Sheen, Marius Weyers, Stephen Collins, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine .
Overview: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Action. Countries: Germany, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 23m. Rated: R.
#64 Let the Right One In 2008
Eli is 12 years old. She's been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door.
Director: Tomas Alfredson. Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord, Mikael Rahm, Karl-Robert Lindgren, Anders T. Peedu, Pale Olofsson, Cayetano Ruiz, Patrik Rydmark, Johan Sömnes, Mikael Erhardsson.
Overview: Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Horror, Indie, Romance, Thriller. Country: Sweden. Runtime: 1h 55m. Rated: R.
#65 Cinderella Man 2005
Biography | Drama | Romance
Director: Ron Howard. Cast: Russel Crowe, René Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko.
Overview: The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Runtime: 2h 24m.
#66 Before Sunset 2004
What if you had a second chance with the one that got away?
Director: Richard Linklater. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès, Rodolphe Pauly, Mariane Plasteig, Diabolo, Denis Evrard, Albert Delpy, Marie Pillet.
Overview: Nine years ago two strangers met by chance and spent a night in Vienna that ended before sunrise. They are about to meet for the first time since. Now they have one afternoon to find out if they belong together.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 17m. Rated: R.
#67 Dancer in the Dark 2000
You don't need eyes to see.
Director: Lars von Trier. Cast: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Joel Grey, Cara Seymour, Vladica Kostic, Jean-Marc Barr, Vincent Paterson, Siobhan Fallon, Zeljko Ivanek, Udo Kier, Jens Albinus, Reathel Bean, Mette Berggreen.
Overview: Dancer in the Dark – With his third film from the series “Heart of Gold Trilogy” Lars von Trier takes us on a passionate music adventure of a poor Czech immigrant who moves to the states with her son. Iceland’s singer Björk plays the main character. The Film uses stylistic techniques from old 1950’s and 60’s American musicals along with the Dogma approach to filming.
Genres: Drama, Crime, Music. Country: Sweden. Runtime: 2h 20m. Rated: R.
#68 Talk to Her 2002
Director: Pedro Almodóvar. Cast: Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Mariola Fuentes, Geraldine Chaplin, Pina Bausch, Malou Airaudo, Caetano Veloso, Roberto Alvarez, Elena Anaya, Lola Dueñas, Adolfo Fernández, Ana Fernández, Chus Lampreave.
Overview: Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: Spain. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: R.
#69 The Diving Bell And The Butterfly 2007
Director: Julian Schnabel. Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz López Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands, Max von Sydow, Isaach De Bankole, Emma de Caunes, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Gérard Watkins, Nicolas Le Riche.
Overview: Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Indie. Countries: France, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m.
#70 Kal Ho Naa Ho 2003
Director: Nikhil Advani. Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Sonali Bendre, Reema Lagoo, Delnaaz Irani, Lillete Dubey, Simone Singh, Rajpal Yadav, Satish Shah, Shoma Anand, Ketki Dave, Sanjay Kapoor, Sushma Seth.
Overview: Naina is a very serious girl with a very serious life. But one day, her soul is awakened by the happy-go-lucky Aman, who teaches her that life is meant to be lived. Naturally, she falls in love with him. But Aman is harboring a secret that keeps him from reciprocating Naina's love. But he cannot stand having her live a life without love, so he sets off on a mission to fill her life with someone else's love - someone she already knows...
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: India. Runtime: 3h 6m.
#71 Persepolis 2007
Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Simon Abkarian, Chiara Mastroianni, Gabrielle Lopes Benites, François Jerosme, Paola Cortellesi, Licia Maglietta, Sergio Castellitto, Angelica Bolognesi, Miranda Bonansea, Danielle Darrieux.
Overview: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.
Genres: Animation, Drama, Foreign. Countries: France, Iran. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: PG-13.
#72 Avatar 2009
Enter the World of Pandora.
Director: James Cameron. Cast: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Dileep Rao, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi, CCH Pounder, Matt Gerald, Sean Anthony Moran, Jason Whyte, Scott Lawrence.
Overview: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 42m. Rated: PG-13.
#73 Children of Men 2006
The future's a thing of the past.
Director: Alfonso Cuarón. Cast: Clive Owen, Michael Caine, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Danny Huston, Peter Mullan, Juan Gabriel Yacuzzi, Mishal Husain, Rob Curling, Maria McErlane, Michael Haughey, Paul Sharma, Tehmina Sunny.
Overview: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Foreign. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 49m. Rated: R.
#74 Iron Man 2008
Heroes aren't born. They're built.
Director: Jon Favreau. Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Leslie Bibb, Faran Tahir, Shaun Toub.
Overview: After escaping from kidnappers using makeshift power armor, an ultrarich inventor and weapons maker turns his creation into a force for good by using it to fight crime. But his skills are stretched to the limit when he must face the evil Iron Monger.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 6m. Rated: PG-13.
#75 Crash 2004
You think you know who you are. You have no idea.
Director: Paul Haggis. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Karina Arroyave, Dato Bakhtadze, Michael Peña, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Nona Gaye, Ken Garito, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Yomi Perry.
Overview: CRASH takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast of characters’ struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another’s lives.
Genres: Drama, Indie. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 53m. Rated: R.
#76 The Bourne Identity 2002
He was the perfect weapon until he became the target.
Director: Doug Liman. Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins, Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles, Orso Maria Guerrini, Tim Dutton, Denis Braccini, Nicky Naude, David Selburg.
Overview: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. Bourne realizes, though, that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy, but who does he work for?
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Countries: United States of America, Germany, Czech Republic. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: PG-13.
#77 Almost Famous 2000
Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don't fall for it.
Director: Cameron Crowe. Cast: Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liz Stauber, Jimmy Fallon.
Overview: Almost Famous is an autobiographical inspired film about a 15-year-old who is hired by Rolling Stone magazine to follow and interview a rock band during their tour. A film about growing up, first love, disappointment, and the life of a rock star.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 2m. Rated: R.
#78 Moon 2009
The last place you'd ever expect to find yourself.
Director: Duncan Jones. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw, Adrienne Shaw, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matthew Berry, Malcolm Stewart, Robin Chalk.
Overview: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. The long period of time alone however has resulted in him talking to himself for the most part, or to his plants. Direct communication with Earth is not possible due to a long-standing communication malfunction but he does get an occasional message from his wife Tess. When he has an accident however, he wakens to find that he is not alone. He also comes to realize that his world is not what he thought it was.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 37m. Rated: R.
#79 Hot Fuzz 2007
Big cops. Small town. Moderate violence.
Director: Edgar Wright. Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Billie Whitelaw, Paul Freeman, Stuart Wilson, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Kevin Eldon, Karl Johnson, Olivia Colman, Edward Woodward.
Overview: Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Paired with simple country cop Danny, everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. It is address to as an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Foreign. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 1m. Rated: R.
#80 Walk the Line 2005
Love is a burning thing.
Director: James Mangold. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Tyler Hilton, Johnathan Rice, Shooter Jennings, Waylon Payne, Dallas Roberts, Dan John Miller, Larry Bagby, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Dan Beene, Lucas Till, Victoria Hester.
Overview: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 16m. Rated: PG-13.
#81 Shrek 2001
The greatest fairy tale never told.
Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson. Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Peter Dennis, Clive Pearse, Jim Cummings, Bobby Block.
Overview: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: PG.
#82 Little Miss Sunshine 2006
A family on the verge of a breakdown
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris. Cast: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Beth Grant, Wallace Langham, Matt Winston, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Marc Turtletaub, Jill Talley, Brenda Canela, Chuck Loring.
Overview: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 42m. Rated: R.
#83 The Wrestler 2008
Love. Pain. Glory.
Director: Darren Aronofsky. Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Mickey Rourke, Ajay Naidu, Judah Friedlander, Dylan Keith Summers.
Overview: Mickey Rourke stars as retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, who returns to the ring to work his way up the circuit for a final shot at defeating his longtime rival. Along the way, he tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter while exploring a relationship with an aging stripper named Cassidy.
Genres: Drama, Indie. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 49m. Rated: R.
#84 The Fall 2008
A little blessing in disguise.
Director: Tarsem Singh. Cast: Catinca Untaru, Lee Pace, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek, Aiden Lithgow, Sean Gilder, Ronald France, Andrew Roussouw, Michael Huff, Grant Swanby, Emil Hostina, Jeetu Verma, Leo Bill, Marcus Wesley, Ayesha Verman.
Overview: In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Drama. Countries: United States of America, India. Runtime: 1h 57m.
#85 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
A timeless story of strength, secrets and two warriors who would never surrender.
Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Cheng Pei-Pei, Sihung Lung, Fa Zeng Li, Su Ying Huang, Xian Gao, Yan Hai, De Ming Wang, Li Li.
Overview: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, Romance. Countries: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States of America. Runtime: 2h. Rated: PG-13.
#86 Once 2006
Director: John Carney. Cast: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugo Walsh, Gerard Hendrick, Alaistair Foley, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett, Danuse Ktrestova, Darren Healy, Mal Whyte, Marcella Plunkett.
Overview: The Guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer-songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. The Girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her mom and her daughter by night.
Genres: Drama, Indie, Music, Romance. Country: Ireland. Runtime: 1h 25m. Rated: R.
#87 Letters from Iwo Jima 2006
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eijiro Ozaki, Luke Eberl, Hiro Abe, Sonny Saito, Steve Santa Sekiyoshi, Yuki Matsuzaki.
Overview: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Foreign, War. Countries: Japan, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 21m. Rated: R.
#88 A Prophet 2009
Director: Jacques Audiard. Cast: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb, Jean-Philippe Ricci, Gilles Cohen, Antoine Basler.
Overview: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the 'missions' go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Foreign, Thriller. Countries: France, Italy. Runtime: 2h 35m. Rated: R.
#89 The World's Fastest Indian 2005
Director: Roger Donaldson. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell, Aaron Murphy, Tim Shadbolt, Annie Whittle, Greg Johnson, Kate Sullivan, Antony Starr, Craig Hall, Jim Bowman, Phoebe Falconer, Charles Pierard, Barry Ryan, Alison Bruce.
Overview: The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Indie. Countries: Switzerland, Japan, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: PG-13.
#90 Veer-Zaara 2004
A Love Legend
Director: Yash Chopra. Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Divya Dutta, Anupam Kher, Kiron Kher, Boman Irani, Manoj Bajpayee, Zohra Sehgal, Akhilendra Mishra.
Overview: The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: India. Runtime: 3h 12m.
#91 The Chorus 2004
Director: Christophe Barratier. Cast: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad, Maxence Perrin, Marie Bunel, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Grégory Gatignol.
Overview: Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Musical. Countries: Switzerland, Germany, France. Runtime: 1h 33m.
#92 The Hangover 2009
Some guys just can't handle Vegas.
Director: Todd Phillips. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, Sasha Barrese, Jeffrey Tambor, Rachael Harris, Ken Jeong, Mike Tyson, Mike Epps, Jernard Burks, Rob Riggle, Cleo King, Bryan Callen.
Overview: A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.
Genres: Comedy, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: R.
#93 Pride & Prejudice 2005
A romance ahead of its time.
Director: Joe Wright. Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Simon Woods, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Jena Malone, Rupert Friend, Judi Dench, Carey Mulligan, Talulah Riley, Kelly Reilly, Tom Hollander, Penelope Wilton, Claudie Blakley.
Overview: Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an english gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependant on the daughters making good marriages.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Countries: France, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 8m. Rated: PG.
#94 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004
Something wicked this way comes.
Director: Alfonso Cuarón. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Josh Herdman, Emma Thompson, Maggie Smith, Bonnie Wright, Pam Ferris, Richard Griffiths.
Overview: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for a third adventure and magic filled year in this follow-up to the first two Potter blockbusters. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict Sirius Black. In a bid for help, Harry turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin -- but will it be enough?
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Family. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 21m. Rated: PG.
#95 Remember the Titans 2000
Before they could win, they had to become one.
Director: Boaz Yakin. Cast: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Ryan Hurst, Wood Harris, Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling.
Overview: The year is 1971, and the people of Alexandria, VA. are none too pleased when African American Herman Boone is given the nod to head a newly integrated football team. As the season progresses, however, their contentious attitudes begin to change.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 53m. Rated: PG.
#96 Ocean's Eleven 2001
Are you in or out?
Director: Steven Soderbergh. Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, Julia Roberts, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Scott L. Schwartz, Scott Beringer, Henry Silva.
Overview: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.
Genres: Thriller, Crime. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 56m.
#97 Lost in Translation 2003
Everyone wants to be found.
Director: Sofia Coppola. Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Faris, Giovanni Ribisi, Akiko Takeshita, Kazuyoshi Minamimagoe, Kazuko Shibata, Take, Fumihiro Hayashi, Hiroko Kawasaki, Daikon, Catherine Lambert, Daiamondo Yukai, Akiko Monô, Françoise Dubois.
Overview: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Genre: Drama. Countries: Japan, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 42m. Rated: R.
#98 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008
Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments.
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Elle Fanning, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas, Julia Ormond, Taraji P. Henson, Bianca Chiminello, Josh Stewart.
Overview: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 46m. Rated: PG-13.
#99 Taken 2008
They took his daughter. He'll take their lives.
Director: Pierre Morel. Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Katie Cassidy, Holly Valance, Xander Berkeley.
Overview: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Suspense, Thriller. Countries: France, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 33m. Rated: PG-13.
#100 Apocalypto 2006
When the end comes, not everyone is ready to go
Director: Mel Gibson. Cast: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Raoul Trujillo, Carlos Emilio Báez, Amilcar Ramírez, Israel Contreras, Israel Ríos, Espiridion Acosta Cache, Mayra Serbulo, Gerardo Taracena, Rodolfo Palacios, Iazua Larios, Lorena Heranandez.
Overview: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
Genres: Thriller, Action, Adventure, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 19m. Rated: R.
#101 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 2008
Director: Mark Herman. Cast: David Thewlis, Asa Butterfield, Zac Mattoon O'Brien, Domonkos Németh, Henry Kingsmill, Vera Farmiga.
Overview: Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Genres: Drama, History, War, Foreign. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 34m. Rated: PG-13.
#102 Atonement 2007
Torn apart by betrayal. Separated by war. Bound by love.
Director: Joe Wright. Cast: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Brenda Blethyn, Vanessa Redgrave, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Alfie Allen, Jérémie Renier, Anthony Minghella, Tobias Menzies, Peter Wight, Gina McKee.
Overview: Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Countries: United Kingdom, France, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 3m. Rated: R.
#103 American Gangster 2007
There are two sides to the American dream.
Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA, Yul Vazquez, Malcolm Goodwin, Ruby Dee, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Carla Gugino, Skyler Fortgang.
Overview: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.
Genres: Drama, Crime. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 37m. Rated: R.
#104 The Bourne Supremacy 2004
They should have left him alone.
Director: Paul Greengrass. Cast: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann, Joan Allen, Marton Csokas, Tom Gallop, John Bedford Lloyd, Ethan Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Karel Roden, Tomas Arana, Oksana Akinshina.
Overview: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from his former life attempt contact, is forced to once again take up his life as a trained assassin to survive.
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller. Countries: Germany, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 48m. Rated: PG-13.
#105 O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000
They have a plan...but not a clue.
Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King, Charles Durning, Del Pentecost, Michael Badalucco, J.R. Horne, Brian Reddy, Wayne Duvall, Ed Gale, Ray McKinnon, Daniel von Bargen.
Overview: O’Brother, Where Art Thou? Is a Coen Brother's film roughly based on Homer’s “Odyssey.” Taking place in the deep south in the 1930’s the film tells the story of three escaped prison workers and their journey for a buried treasure. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Musical. Countries: France, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: PG-13.
#106 Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009
Dig the life fantastic!
Director: Wes Anderson. Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe.
Overview: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 27m. Rated: PG.
#107 Changeling 2008
To find her son, she did what no one else dared.
Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Angelina Jolie, Jeffrey Donovan, John Malkovich, Geoff Pierson, Amy Ryan.
Overview: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 21m. Rated: R.
#108 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2010
Director: Niels Arden Oplev. Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Andersson, Peter Haber, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre, Gösta Bredefeldt, Björn Granath, Ewa Fröling, Stefan Sauk, Gunnel Lindblom, Willie Andréason, Tomas Köhler, Ingvar Hirdwall.
Overview: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece
Genres: Foreign, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Drama. Countries: Germany, Denmark, Sweden. Runtime: 2h 32m. Rated: R.
#109 Lucky Number Slevin 2006
Wrong Time. Wrong Place. Wrong Number.
Director: Paul McGuigan. Cast: Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Michael Rubenfeld, Peter Outerbridge, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Chamberlin, Dorian Missick, Mykelti Williamson, Scott Gibson, Corey Stoll, Robert Forster, Sam Jaeger.
Overview: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery. Countries: Germany, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 50m. Rated: R.
#110 Finding Neverland 2004
Director: Marc Forster. Cast: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Freddie Highmore, Radha Mitchell, Kate Maberly, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud, Luke Spill, Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald, Toby Jones.
Overview: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece “Peter Pan.”
Genre: Drama. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: PG.
#111 Kung Fu Hustle 2005
From walking disaster to kung fu master.
Director: Stephen Chow. Cast: Stephen Chow, Xiaogang Feng, Shengyi Huang, Yuen Wah, Zhi Hua Dong.
Overview: In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Eastern, Foreign. Countries: China, Hong Kong. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: R.
#112 Black Book 2006
To fight the enemy, she must become one of them.
Director: Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Matthias Schoenaerts, Theo Maassen, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries, Peter Blok, Michiel Huisman, Ronald Armbrust, Frank Lammers, Johnny de Mol.
Overview: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, War. Countries: Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 25m. Rated: R.
#113 Waking Life 2001
Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself?
Director: Richard Linklater. Cast: Wiley Wiggins, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Ken Webster, Adam Goldberg, Steven Soderbergh, Bill Wise, Charles Gunning, Caveh Zahedi, Lorelei Linklater, Richard Linklater.
Overview: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.
Genres: Animation, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: R.
#114 The White Ribbon 2009
Director: Michael Haneke. Cast: Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Fion Mutert, Levin Henning, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Leonard Proxauf, Thibault Sérié, Johanna Busse, Ursina Lardi.
Overview: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Foreign, Mystery. Countries: Austria, Germany, France, Italy. Runtime: 2h 24m.
#115 Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001
Director: John Cameron Mitchell. Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Aronov, Andrea Martin, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell.
Overview: A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs.
Genres: Comedy, Indie, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 35m.
#116 The Motorcycle Diaries 2004
Before he changed the world the world changed him.
Director: Walter Salles. Cast: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Mía Maestro, Antonella Costa, Jean Pierre Noher, Lucas Oro, Marina Glezer, Sofia Bertolotto, Franco Solazzi, Ricardo Díaz Mourelle, Gustavo Bueno.
Overview: "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
Genre: Drama. Countries: Argentina, Chile, France, Germany, Peru, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 6m. Rated: R.
#117 After the Wedding 2006
Director: Susanne Bier. Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Fischer Christensen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgård, Christian Tafdrup, Frederik Gullits Ernst, Kristian Gullits Ernst, Ida Dwinger, Mona Malm, Neel Rønholt, Anne Fletting, Henrik Larsen, Niels Anders Thorn, Henning Jensen, Thomas Voss.
Overview: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Genre: Drama. Countries: Denmark, Sweden. Runtime: 2h 4m.
#118 The Triplets of Belleville 2003
Director: Sylvain Chomet. Cast: Béatrice Bonifassi, Lina Boudreau, Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Mari-Lou Gauthier, Charles Linton, Suzy Falk.
Overview: When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama. Countries: France, Belgium, Canada, United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 20m. Rated: PG-13.
#119 In America 2003
Director: Jim Sheridan. Cast: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou, Tom Murphy, Molly Glynn.
Overview: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Countries: Ireland, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 45m. Rated: PG-13.
#120 The Magdalene Sisters 2002
In a place that defied belief their only hope was each other.
Director: Peter Mullan. Cast: Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Dorothy Duffy, Eamonn Owens, Geraldine McEwan, Peter Mullan, Britta Smith.
Overview: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly caught flirting with the boys. All have to work in a laundry under the strict supervision of the nuns, who break their wills through sadistic punishment.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: R.
#121 Water 2005
Director: Deepa Mehta. Cast: Lisa Ray, Sarala, John Abraham, Seema Biswas, Waheeda Rehman, Vinay Pathak, Rishma Malik, Manorama, Raghuvir Yadav.
Overview: The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Romance. Country: Canada. Runtime: 1h 55m.
#122 Guru 2007
Director: Mani Ratnam. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Arya Babbar, Roshan Seth, Mallika Sherawat.
Overview: Guru is a 2007 Hindi film directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan and Mithun Chakraborty in the leading roles. The movie also has Mallika Sherawat in a guest appearance. The movie was also dubbed in Tamil as Guru and in Telugu as Gurukanth. The film was released on January 12, 2007.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 46m. Rated: PG-13.
#123 300 2006
Spartans, prepare for glory!
Director: Zack Snyder. Cast: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan, Michael Fassbender, Tom Wisdom, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, Rodrigo Santoro, Giovani Cimmino, Tyler Neitzel, Stephen McHattie, Eli Snyder, Tim Connolly.
Overview: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.
Genres: Action, Adventure, War. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: R.
#124 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005
Dark And Difficult Times Lie Ahead.
Director: Mike Newell. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Robbie Coltrane, Brendan Gleeson, Miranda Richardson, Gary Oldman, Robert Pattinson, Stanislav Ianevski, Clémence Poésy, Josh Herdman, Maggie Smith.
Overview: Young wizard Harry Potter starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Friends Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure… but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Family. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 37m. Rated: PG-13.
#125 Love Actually 2003
The ultimate romantic comedy.
Director: Richard Curtis. Cast: Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Colin Firth, Sienna Guillory, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Kris Marshall, Heike Makatsch, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Nina Sosanya.
Overview: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in, and out, of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m. Rated: R.
#126 Zodiac 2007
There's more than one way to lose your life to a killer
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Chloë Sevigny, John Carroll Lynch, Ed Setrakian, John Getz, John Terry, Candy Clark, Dermot Mulroney, Brett Rickaby, Clea DuVall.
Overview: Based on the actual case files for one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in America, "Zodiac" tells the story of a serial killer that terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 37m. Rated: R.
#127 Training Day 2001
The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed, is the cop who will cross it.
Director: Antoine Fuqua. Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin, Cliff Curtis, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eva Mendes, Nick Chinlund, Jaime Osorio Gómez, Charlotte Ayanna, Kyjel N. Jolly.
Overview: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Countries: Australia, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 2m. Rated: R.
#128 Black Hawk Down 2001
Leave No Man Behind.
Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, Sam Shepard, Tom Hardy, Charlie Hofheimer, Hugh Dancy, Tom Guiry, Brian Van Holt, Steven Ford, Gregory Sporleder.
Overview: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.
Genres: Action, History, War. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 24m.
#129 Stardust 2007
This Summer A Star Falls. The Chase Begins.
Director: Matthew Vaughn. Cast: Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Rupert Everett, Peter O'Toole, Sarah Alexander, Melanie Hill, Joanna Scanlan, Kate Magowan, David Kelly.
Overview: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his true identity.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Family. Countries: Iceland, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: PG-13.
#130 Coraline 2009
Be careful what you wish for.
Director: Henry Selick. Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, John Hodgman.
Overview: Coraline is a 2009 stop-motion 3D fantasy children's film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and directed by Henry Selick, it was released widely in US theaters on February 6, 2009, after a world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival.The film made $16.85 million during opening weekend, ranking third at the box office. As of September 2009, the film has grossed over $120 million worldwide. Coraline won the Annie Awards for best music, character design, and production design and received an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature.An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: PG.
#131 (500) Days of Summer 2009
Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't.
Director: Marc Webb. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Chloe Moretz, Geoffrey Arend, Matthew Gray Gubler, Clark Gregg, Rachel Boston, Minka Kelly.
Overview: In this quirky romantic comedy about love and fate, a young greeting card writer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is hopelessly, helplessly searching for the girl of his dreams...and his new co-worker, Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), may just be “the one.” But the 500 days of their offbeat relationship reveal (in no particular order) that the road to happiness can be unpredictable, uncontrollable—and unbelievably funny!
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: PG-13.
#132 Brokeback Mountain 2005
Love is a force of nature.
Director: Ang Lee. Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Larry Reese, Valerie Planche, Marty Antonini, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Kate Mara, Dave Trimble.
Overview: Brokeback Mountain is an Ang Lee film about two modern day cowboys who meet on a shepherding job in the summer of ’63. The two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a life long relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Countries: Canada, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 14m. Rated: R.
#133 Zombieland 2009
This place is so dead
Director: Ruben Fleischer. Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray, Amber Heard, Derek Graf.
Overview: Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Action, Adventure. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 28m. Rated: R.
#134 Gone Baby Gone 2007
Hope begins where the secrets end.
Director: Ben Affleck. Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton, Amy Ryan, Amy Madigan, Titus Welliver, Michael Kenneth Williams, Edi Gathegi, Mark Margolis, Madeline O'Brien, Slaine, Trudi Goodman, Matthew Maher.
Overview: Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 54m. Rated: R.
#135 Saw 2004
Live or die. Make your choice.
Director: James Wan. Cast: Leigh Whannell, Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Mike Butters, Paul Gutrecht, Michael Emerson, Benito Martinez, Shawnee Smith, Makenzie Vega, Monica Potter, Ned Bellamy, Alexandra Bokyun Chun, Avner Garbi.
Overview: Would you kill to live? That's what two men, Adam and Gordon, have to ask themselves when they're abducted by a serial killer and paired up in a deadly situation -- holed up in a prison constructed with such ingenuity that escape seems impossible. Attempting to break free might kill them, but their captor could decide at any moment that it's time to dismantle their bodies in his signature way.
Genres: Horror, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 42m. Rated: R.
#136 Cast Away 2000
At the edge of the world, his journey begins.
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth, Paul Sanchez, Lari White, Leonid Citer, David Allen Brooks, Semion Sudarikov, Peter von Berg, Dmitri S. Boudrine, Nick Searcy, François Duhamel, Michael Forest, Lauren Birkell.
Overview: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo. Can he survive in this tropical wasteland? Will he ever return to woman he loves?
Genres: Adventure, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 23m. Rated: PG-13.
#137 The Count of Monte Cristo 2002
Prepare for adventure. Count on revenge.
Director: Kevin Reynolds. Cast: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Domińczyk, Michael Wincott, Luis Guzmán, Christopher Adamson, J. B. Blanc, Henry Cavill.
Overview: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 11m. Rated: PG-13.
#138 Minority Report 2002
The system is perfect until it comes after you.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Lois Smith, Peter Stormare, Tim Blake Nelson, Steve Harris, Kathryn Morris, Mike Binder, Daniel London, Neal McDonough, Jessica Capshaw, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jessica Harper.
Overview: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Genres: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 25m. Rated: PG-13.
#139 The Last Samurai 2003
In the face of an enemy, in the Heart of One Man, Lies the Soul of a Warrior.
Director: Edward Zwick. Cast: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Koyuki, Timothy Spall, Togo Igawa, Scott Wilson, Shun Sugata, Shin Koyamada, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masato Harada.
Overview: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.
Genres: Drama, Action, War, History. Countries: Japan, United States of America, New Zealand. Runtime: 2h 34m. Rated: R.
#140 The Blind Side 2009
Based on the extraordinary true story
Director: John Lee Hancock. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates, Tim McGraw, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Catherine Dyer, Sharon Morris.
Overview: Oversized African American Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Leigh Anne and Sean, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Genres: Sports Film, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 8m. Rated: PG-13.
#141 Road to Perdition 2002
Pray for Michael Sullivan.
Director: Sam Mendes. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Liam Aiken, Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, David Darlow, Kevin Chamberlin, Doug Spinuzza, Jude Law, Stanley Tucci, Kurt Naebig, Duane Sharp, Dylan Baker.
Overview: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.
Genres: Thriller, Crime, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: R.
#142 3:10 to Yuma 2007
Time waits for one man.
Director: James Mangold. Cast: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol, Ben Foster, Alan Tudyk, Vinessa Shaw, Lennie Loftin, Rio Alexander, Pat Ricotti, Shawn Howell, Johnny Whitworth.
Overview: In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Suspense, Thriller, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: R.
#143 Man on Fire 2004
Creasy's art is death, and he is about to paint his masterpiece.
Director: Tony Scott. Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Christopher Walken, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Giannini, Mickey Rourke, Rachel Ticotin, Roberto Sosa, Jesús Ochoa, Gero Camilo, Mario Zaragoza, Charles Paraventi, Carmen Salinas, Esteban de La Trinidad.
Overview: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save her life.
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 26m. Rated: R.
#144 Match Point 2005
Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton, Alexander Armstrong.
Overview: Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, Luxembourg, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: R.
#145 Eastern Promises 2007
Every sin leaves a mark.
Director: David Cronenberg. Cast: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Sinéad Cusack, Donald Sumpter, Jerzy Skolimowski, Josef Altin, Mina E. Mina, Aleksander Mikic, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Tatiana Maslany, Tereza Srbová, David Papava, Tamer Hassan.
Overview: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Genres: Thriller, Crime, Mystery. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: R.
#146 Y tu mamá también 2002
Director: Alfonso Cuarón. Cast: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Ana López Mercado, Maribel Verdú.
Overview: Y Tu Mamá También (English: "And Your Mother, Too") is a coming-of-age story about two teenage boys taking a road trip with an older woman. When teenagers Tenoch (Diego Luna) and Julio (Gael Garcia Bernal) meet the alluring, older Luisa (Maribel Verdu) at a wedding, they try to impress her with stories of a road trip to a secret beach, and ultimately convince her to come with them. What follows is an escapade involving seduction, conflict, and the harsh realities of poverty set in 1999 against the backdrop of the political and economic realities of present-day Mexico, specifically at the end of the uninterrupted 71-year line of Mexican presidents from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and the rise of the opposition headed by Vicente Fox.
Genres: Drama, Romance, Foreign. Country: Mexico. Runtime: 1h 46m. Rated: R.
#147 Seven Pounds 2008
Seven names. Seven strangers. One secret.
Director: Gabriele Muccino. Cast: Rosario Dawson, Sarah Jane Morris, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Will Smith, Connor Cruise.
Overview: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Genres: Drama, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 3m. Rated: PG-13.
#148 Adaptation. 2002
Charlie Kaufman writes the way he lives... With Great Difficulty. His Twin Brother Donald Lives the way he writes... with foolish abandon. Susan writes about life... But can't live it. John's life is a book... Waiting to be adapted. One story... Four Lives... A million ways it can end.
Director: Spike Jonze. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Cara Seymour, Ron Livingston, Brian Cox, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jay Tavare, Jim Beaver, Litefoot, Doug Jones, Gary Farmer, Judy Greer, Roger Willie.
Overview: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 54m. Rated: R.
#149 21 Grams 2003
How much does life weigh?
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu. Cast: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio del Toro, Danny Huston, Carly Nahon, Claire Pakis, Eddie Marsan, Melissa Leo, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clea DuVall, Teresa Delgado, Denis O'Hare, John Rubinstein, Marc Musso, Tony Vaughn.
Overview: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girl; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably—forever.
Genres: Drama, Crime, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: R.
#150 25th Hour 2002
This life was so close to never happening.
Director: Spike Lee. Cast: Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Tony Siragusa, Levan Uchaneishvili, Misha Kuznetsov, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Michael Genet, Patrice O'Neal, Al Palagonia, Aaron Stanford, Dania Ramirez.
Overview: The filmed adaptation from the David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are themes on this last day of friends, family, parties, saying goodbye, and setting things straight. A Spike Lee joint.
Genres: Crime, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m. Rated: R.
Copyright 2010 - 2020 Good Movies List