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KingStefou's "100 Greatest Films"

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People who added this item 2814  Average listal rating (1641 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
1. Casablanca (1942)
Film Director - Michael Curtiz
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 42 Minutes
Starring - Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
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People who added this item 7372  Average listal rating (4729 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
2. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Film Director - Quentin Tarantino
Rotten Tomatoes - 95%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 34 Minutes
Starring - John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
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People who added this item 2163  Average listal rating (1249 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Film Director - Victor Fleming
Rotten Tomatoes - 95%
Running Time - 3 Hours, 44 Minutes
Starring - Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

A manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and reconstruction.
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People who added this item 2295  Average listal rating (1323 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
4. Citizen Kane (1941)
Film Director - Orson Welles
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 59 Minutes
Starring - Orson Welles, William Alland

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
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People who added this item 3514  Average listal rating (2130 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Film Director - Stanley Kubrick
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 22 Minutes
Starring - Keir Dullea

Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL 9000, sets off on a quest.
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People who added this item 5298  Average listal rating (3337 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
6. The Godfather (1972)
Film Director - Francis Ford Coppola
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 55 Minutes
Starring - Marlon Brando, Al Pacino

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
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People who added this item 564  Average listal rating (328 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Film Director - John Ford
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 9 Minutes
Starring - Henry Fonda

A poor, Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
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People who added this item 5320  Average listal rating (3399 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
8. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Film Director - Stanley Kubrick
Rotten Tomatoes - 91%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 17 Minutes
Starring - Malcolm McDowell

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem.
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People who added this item 1224  Average listal rating (699 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
9. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Film Director - David Lean
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
Running Time - 3 Hours, 36 Minutes
Starring - Peter O'Toole

Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
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People who added this item 1827  Average listal rating (1130 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.7 
10. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Film Director - Frank Capra
Rotten Tomatoes - 95%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 10 Minutes
Starring - James Stewart, Donna Reed

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
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People who added this item 656  Average listal rating (399 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
11. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Film Director - George Cukor
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 52 Minutes
Starring - Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
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People who added this item 3305  Average listal rating (1947 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
12. Apocalypse Now (1979)
Film Director - Francis Ford Coppola
Rotten Tomatoes - 99%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 33 Minutes
Starring - Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen

During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe.
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People who added this item 2924  Average listal rating (1919 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
13. Fargo (1996)
Film Director - Joel Coen
Rotten Tomatoes - 94%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 38 Minutes
Starring - Frances McDormand, William H. Macy

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant sheriff, Marge Gunderson.
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People who added this item 1696  Average listal rating (941 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
14. Seven Samurai (1954)
Film Director - Akira Kurosawa
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 3 Hours, 27 Minutes
Starring - Takashi Shimura

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
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People who added this item 3537  Average listal rating (2252 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
15. GoodFellas (1990)
Film Director - Martin Scorsese
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 26 Minutes
Starring - Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
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People who added this item 800  Average listal rating (524 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
16. Do the Right Thing (1989)
Film Director - Spike Lee
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
Running Time - 2 Hours
Starring - Spike Lee, Danny Aiello

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
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People who added this item 4589  Average listal rating (3091 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
17. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ar... (1981)
Film Director - Steven Spielberg
Rotten Tomatoes - 94%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 55 Minutes
Starring - Harrison Ford

Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
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People who added this item 686  Average listal rating (410 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
18. It Happened One Night (1934)
Film Director - Frank Capra
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 45 Minutes
Starring - Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story.
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People who added this item 619  Average listal rating (400 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
19. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Film Director - Howard Hawks
Rotten Tomatoes - 95%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 42 Minutes
Starring - Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard "Baby".
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People who added this item 5101  Average listal rating (3409 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.3 
20. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Film Director - Frank Darabont
Rotten Tomatoes - 90%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 22 Minutes
Starring - Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
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People who added this item 349  Average listal rating (186 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
21. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Film Director - William Wyler
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 52 Minutes
Starring - Fredric March, Myrna Loy

Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
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People who added this item 3729  Average listal rating (2284 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.1 
22. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Film Director - Francis Ford Coppola
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
Running Time - 3 Hours, 20 Minutes
Starring - Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.
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People who added this item 3821  Average listal rating (2459 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.8 
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Film Director - Miloš Forman
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 13 Minutes
Starring - Jack Nicholson

Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse.
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People who added this item 619  Average listal rating (410 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
24. The African Queen (1951)
Film Director - John Huston
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 45 Minutes
Starring - Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn

In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
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People who added this item 1513  Average listal rating (935 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.6 
25. Modern Times (1936)
Film Director - Charles Chaplin
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 27 Minutes
Starring - Charles Chaplin

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
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People who added this item 5102  Average listal rating (3108 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
26. Schindler's List (1993)
Film Director - Steven Spielberg
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
Running Time - 3 Hours, 15 Minutes
Starring - Liam Neeson

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
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People who added this item 3431  Average listal rating (2199 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
27. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Film Director - Stanley Kubrick
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 56 Minutes
Starring - Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 in Hue, Vietnam.
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People who added this item 418  Average listal rating (239 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
28. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Film Director - Fred Zinnermann
Rotten Tomatoes - 88%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 58 Minutes
Starring - Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.
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People who added this item 4057  Average listal rating (2495 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
29. Taxi Driver (1976)
Film Director - Martin Scorsese
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 53 Minutes
Starring - Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.
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People who added this item 2620  Average listal rating (1647 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
30. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Film Director - Sergio Leone
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 41 Minutes
Starring - Clint Eastwood

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
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People who added this item 1828  Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
31. Chinatown (1974)
Film Director - Roman Polanski
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 41 Minutes
Starring - Jack Nicholson

A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.
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People who added this item 1046  Average listal rating (592 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
32. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Film Director - Elia Kazan
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 2 Minutes
Starring - Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
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People who added this item 6565  Average listal rating (4385 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
33. The Dark Knight (2008)
Film Director - Christopher Nolan
Rotten Tomatoes - 94%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 32 Minutes
Starring - Christian Bale, Heath Ledger

When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.
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People who added this item 828  Average listal rating (538 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
34. Double Indemnity (1944)
Film Director - Billy Wilder
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 47 Minutes
Starring - Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck

An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
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People who added this item 3272  Average listal rating (2103 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
35. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Film Director - Victor Fleming
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 43 Minutes
Starring - Judy Garland, Frank Morgan

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
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People who added this item 1946  Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
36. Annie Hall (1977)
Film Director - Woody Allen
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 33 Minutes
Starring - Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
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People who added this item 4248  Average listal rating (2603 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
37. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Film Director - Darren Aronofsky
Rotten Tomatoes - 78%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 41 Minutes
Starring - Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island individuals are shattered when their addictions become stronger.
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People who added this item 3446  Average listal rating (2188 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
38. Psycho (1960)
Film Director - Alfred Hitchcock
Rotten Tomatoes - 99%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 49 Minutes
Starring - Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Janet Leigh

A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.
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People who added this item 2111  Average listal rating (1392 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
39. Casino (1995)
Film Director - Martin Scorsese
Rotten Tomatoes - 80%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 59 Minutes
Starring - Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.
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People who added this item 188  Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
40. Swing Time (1936)
Film Director - George Stevens
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 43 Minutes
Starring - Fred Astire, Ginger Rogers

A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.
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People who added this item 4963  Average listal rating (3317 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
41. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
Film Director - Irvin Kershner
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 4 Minutes
Starring - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

As Luke trains with Master Yoda to become a Jedi, his friends evade the Imperial fleet under the command of Darth Vader who is obsessed with turning Skywalker to the Dark Side.
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People who added this item 162  Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
42. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Film Director - Michael Curtiz
Rotten Tomatoes - 91%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 6 Minutes
Starring - James Cagney, Joan Leslie

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.
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People who added this item 3465  Average listal rating (2138 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
43. Scarface (1983)
Film Director - Brian De Palma
Rotten Tomatoes - 89%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 50 Minutes
Starring - Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.
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People who added this item 902  Average listal rating (544 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
44. Notorious (1946)
Film Director - Alfred Hitchcock
Rotten Tomatoes - 94%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 41 Minutes
Starring - Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
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People who added this item 804  Average listal rating (498 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
45. On the Waterfront (1954)
Film Director - Elia Kazan
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 48 Minutes
Starring - Marlon Brando, Karl Malden

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
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People who added this item 4319  Average listal rating (2728 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
46. Lost in Translation (2003)
Film Director - Sofia Coppola
Rotten Tomatoes - 95%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 42 Minutes
Starring - Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson

A movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected newlywed meet up as strangers in Tokyo, Japan and form an unlikely bond.
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People who added this item 737  Average listal rating (457 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
47. The Big Sleep (1946)
Film Director - Howard Hawks
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 55 Minutes
Starring - Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
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People who added this item 4558  Average listal rating (2991 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
48. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Film Director - Quentin Tarantino
Rotten Tomatoes - 96%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 55 Minutes
Starring - Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth

After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
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People who added this item 5876  Average listal rating (3865 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
49. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Film Director - Michel Gondry
Rotten Tomatoes - 93%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 48 Minutes
Starring - Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet

A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
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People who added this item 1012  Average listal rating (628 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
50. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Film Director - John Huston
Rotten Tomatoes - 100%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 41 Minutes
Starring - Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 31 6:36
A little surprised to see only your top 3 horror films on here, and none higher than #39. Not that there aren't plenty of good choices on here of course.

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