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People who added this item 5884 Average listal rating (3757 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Film Director - Stanley Kubrick
Rotten Tomatoes - 89% (February, 2014)
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.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 5/5
Visual Appeal - 5/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: This film is, hands down, my all-time favourite film. Everything from Malcolm McDowell's performance to the trippy and comical visuals, I can watch it countless times and it will never fail to amuse me. Although there is no such thing as a perfect film, this is pretty damn close.
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People who added this item 8149 Average listal rating (5197 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
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.


Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 5/5
Visual Appeal - 5/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: This is another one of those timeless films. It features some of the greatest actors in modern film making, and some of the funniest, wittiest dialogue, which is obviously a Tarantino trademark. I love this movie.
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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.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 5/5
Visual Appeal - 5/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: Definitely my favourite love story in a film as it explores the chemistry between Carrey and Winslet in a twisted, non-linear way, while still maintaining the magic that is found in a properly told love story. This one may take a few viewings to catch everything, but this is due to the outstanding script and direction.
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People who added this item 4653 Average listal rating (2818 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Film Director - Darren Aronofsky
Rotten Tomatoes - 78%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 41 Minutes
Starring - Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Waynes

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island individuals are shattered when their addictions become stronger.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 4.5/5
Visual Appeal - 5/5
Acting Performances - 4.5/5


KingStefou's Note: Drug-addiction films are usually quite entertaining, even if they are campy and silly, like Jonas Akerlund's "Spun". This film is one of the better writen, directed, and acted drug-films. It is also the most shocking and revealing as it portrays the drug life without a single silver-cloud-lining. Very real and very memorable.
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People who added this item 3373 Average listal rating (2030 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Film Director - Stanley Kubrick
Rotten Tomatoes - 77%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 39 Minutes
Starring - Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

Directing - 4.5/5
Screenplay - 4.5/5
Visual Appeal - 5/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: This is quite the film. The first time I watched it, I was really thrown off by certain parts of it. It took me a couple more viewings to really appreciate its smart script and incredible directing. This is definitely one of Kubrick's smartest and most thrilling films, and a must-see of the 90's.
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Film Director - Mel Stuart
Rotten Tomatoes - 89%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 40 Minutes
Starring - Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum, Jack Albertson

A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 4.5/5
Visual Appeal - 5/5
Acting Performances - 4.5/5


KingStefou's Note: This is my favourite musical and children's film. It's a little dark for its genre, but that doesn't stop it from being a children's classic. The original score is what makes the film, while the comical and surreal visuals are also what make it very memorable for myself.
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People who added this item 1368 Average listal rating (856 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Chasing Amy (1997)
Film Director - Kevin Smith
Rotten Tomatoes - 90%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 53 Minutes
Starring - Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.

Directing - 4.5/5
Screenplay - 5/5
Visual Appeal - 4/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: Kevin Smith's best film in my opinion. Many would argue and say that Clerks is his best, but Clerks doesn't have the strong performances or emotional depth that can be found in Chasing Amy. Smith's high-point of his career was with Chasing Amy and all of his success was well deserved. Now let's just hope he doesn't make another movie like Red State.
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People who added this item 1535 Average listal rating (858 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
Melancholia (2011)
Film Director - Lars von Trier
Rotten Tomatoes - 77%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 10 Minutes
Starring - Kristen Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with the Earth.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 4.5/5
Visual Appeal - 5/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: I was really not expecting much from this film. I have never really been a big fan of Lars von Trier, and I thought that his previous film "Antichrist" was a huge disappointment. I will be the first to admit that the first chapter of this film is slow, but that isn't to say that it's bad. The second chapter however is very engaging and thrilling. This film, as a whole, is one depressingly memorable piece of work.
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People who added this item 2197 Average listal rating (1433 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Wrestler (2008)
Film Director - Darren Aronofsky
Rotten Tomatoes - 98%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 49 Minutes
Starring - Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Directing - 4.5/5
Screenplay - 5/5
Visual Appeal - 4.5/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: Another depressing film by Darren Aronofsky. His directing is genius and character development is so strong that it makes it difficult to see them go through hardships. Even if you are not a fan of wrestling, this film is still a must-see.
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People who added this item 3815 Average listal rating (2413 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Film Director - Stanley Kubrick
Rotten Tomatoes - 97%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 56 Minutes
Starring - Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 4.5/5
Visual Appeal - 4.5/5
Acting Performances - 4.5/5


KingStefou's Note: Yet another Kubrick film makes my top 10. The first half (or third?) of this film blew me away the first time I saw it. The film really shows the psychological effects that the Vietnam war had on American soldiers in a devastating way. A must-see Kubrick film.
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People who added this item 835 Average listal rating (483 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Film Director - Miguel Arteta
Rotten Tomatoes - 66%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 29 Minutes
Starring - Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday

While on vacation, Awkward teenager Nick Twisp falls in love with a beautiful and charismatic girl named Sheeni Saunders, and creates a law-rejecting but suave alter-persona to bring himself and Sheeni closer together after after he is forced to return home.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 4.5/5
Visual Appeal - 4.5/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: This one caught me by surprise. I was not expecting to like it more than "Superbad" and "Juno" combined as I really liked those two movies as well. This movie may not be for everybody, but its charm and star-studded cast will make it worth the watch, even if you won't love it as much as I do.
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People who added this item 8337 Average listal rating (5265 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 2267 Average listal rating (1479 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Halloween (1978)
Film Director - John Carpenter
Rotten Tomatoes - 94%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 31 Minutes
Starring - Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran

A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 5/5
Visual Appeal - 4.5/5
Acting Performances - 4.5/5


KingStefou's Note: My all-time favourite horror film. It is a landmark in horror and should always be recognized as one of the horror movie greats. Everything from its pitch-perfect lighting, chilling score and haunting ending make this a must-see horror film.
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People who added this item 3972 Average listal rating (2517 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
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.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 5/5
Visual Appeal - 4/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: This is definitely Scorsese's best film. It's smartly written, and the actors are at the top of their game. Anybody who is a fan of the mob-movie genre should not miss this one.
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People who added this item 6164 Average listal rating (4073 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Sin City (2005)
Film Director - Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Quentin Tarantino
Rotten Tomatoes - 78%
Running Time - 2 Hours, 4 Minutes
Starring - Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 4.5/5
Visual Appeal - 4.5/5
Acting Performances - 4.5/5


KingStefou's Note: I have grown to love this film over time, as I didn't quite like it the first time I saw it. I think that the segment with Marv (Mickey Rourke) is the most brutally entertaining, while the segment starring Dwight (Clive Owen) is a lot more thrilling. I have come to appreciate just about everything that this film has to offer.
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People who added this item 4281 Average listal rating (2835 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 1798 Average listal rating (1031 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Grindhouse (2007)
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People who added this item 4664 Average listal rating (2928 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Film Director - Sophia Coppola
Rotten Tomatoes - 95%
Running Time - 1 Hour, 42 Minutes
Starring - Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson

A fading movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected young wife meet as strangers in Tokyo and form an unlikely bond.

Directing - 5/5
Screenplay - 4.5/5
Visual Appeal - 4.5/5
Acting Performances - 5/5


KingStefou's Note: This movie can be described in too many ways. It is filled with melancholy, happiness, devastation, while always remaining simplistic. One of the great love stories of the 2000's.
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People who added this item 1968 Average listal rating (1296 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Evil Dead (1981)
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People who added this item 1321 Average listal rating (712 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Funny Games (1997)
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People who added this item 410 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
SLC Punk! (1998)
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People who added this item 1067 Average listal rating (707 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Chronicle (2012)
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People who added this item 2027 Average listal rating (1342 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Prometheus (2012)
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People who added this item 3383 Average listal rating (2329 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Speed (1994)
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People who added this item 654 Average listal rating (441 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Wolf Creek (2005)
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Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 19 23:21
Your top 3 would definitely be among my top 10 films. Agreed on Chasing Amy being Smith's best film; the second time I watched it I realized it was my favorite of his & it's remained so ever since.

Would like to see your notes on the rest of the list...
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Feb 19 23:41
I do not entirely agree with you list but I voted because you listed youth in revolt, Prometheus, chronicle and speed in one list. I don't think I will ever see that again :)

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