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Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die

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People who added this item 8387  Average listal rating (5338 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.8 
1. Forrest Gump (1994)
---Nominated by GemLil---

Main Genre: Drama, Adventure

"Heart-wrenching, superbly acted epic. Makes me laugh and cry; so beautiful and innocent aswell."

*Prelude
**Yui
***Munky
****vanious
*****col
******Biggsy
*******Gunza Blazin
********AFIoscar
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 5329  Average listal rating (3385 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
2. The Godfather (1972)
---Nominated by GemLil---

Main Genre: Crime, Drama

"Do I even need to give a reason? IMDB topper, one of the greatest films of all time, crime, extortion, corruption and vendetta...Michael Coreleone, history's greatest anti-hero."

*DC
**robelenator
***doudouce
****Thilian
*****Brodie Bruce
******eragon
*******Bael
********AFIoscar
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 4322  Average listal rating (2893 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.4 
3. Braveheart (1995)
---Nominated by doudouce---

Main Genre: Action, Drama

"If so, Braveheart comes to mind, it's an important epic, and a lot of work was put in there, it clearly shows. Plus, it's got Mel Gilbson :)"

*Dionysian Child
**Grand Assault
***Gunza Blazin
****chibiyusa
*****GemLil
******eragon
*******Sartha Ann
********AFIoscar
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 3763  Average listal rating (2459 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
4. Blade Runner (1982)
---Nominated by Grand Assault---

Main Genre: Science Fiction, Drama

"Ridley Scott's dystopian masterpiece is easily one of my favourite films of all time. Based on a Philip K. Dick novel, Blade Runner focuses on Harrison Ford in what was, for me, his finest role, the reluctant and vulnerable bounty hunter Rick Deckard. A legendary performance from Rutger Hauer and some of the finest desolate and depressing scenery I've witnessed in cinema later and you have a staple favourite of mine. Thank God it came out on DVD again after all these years!"

*Prelude
**Gunza Blazin
***GemLil
****vanious
*****DC
******doudouce
*******Dionysian Child
********AFIoscar
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 5339  Average listal rating (3612 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
5. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
---Nominated by Grand Assault---

Main Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure

"Genre-defining science-fiction which spawned a huge expanded universe and all new levels of fandom across the globe. Iconic characters and a storyline that borders on gospel. Everyone knows this film and the characters involved, which is testament to its qualities."

*Gunza Blazin
**GemLil
***vanious
****DC
*****Prelude
******doudouce
*******chibiyusa
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People who added this item 2885  Average listal rating (2024 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
6. Aliens (1986)
---Nominated by Gunza Blazin---

Main Genre: Science Fiction, Action

"Cameron did it best. He geared up the franchise with some hardcore action and created a solid continuation of the story. Every character was memorable down to the mottos on their uniforms. I can't stress enough on how poinltess the mid 80s science fiction would have been without this film."

*Grand Assault
**Prelude
***chibiyusa
****Vix
*****Munky
******coyoteblue
*******AFIoscar
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 8895  Average listal rating (5557 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the... (2001)
---Nominated by Saritha Ann---

Main Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

"This movie accomplished what many thought was impossible...to bring the story of Tolkien to the big screen and succeed. Also to have a movie that was over three hours long to become such a massive hit was no small task either."

*Yui
**Munky
***Thilian
****spiegalr
*****Gunza Blazin
******doudouce
*******PvtCaboose
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 8020  Average listal rating (5161 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.9 
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin... (2003)
---Nominated by rb6k---

Main Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

"An epic finale to a magnificent trilogy. This film has epic battles, brilliant acting, powerful music, and awesome special effects. It is the sum of both the other films unfolding to a huge climax that does the novel justice."

*Claudia
**Gunza Blazin
***GemLil
****doudouce
*****Vix
******Bael
*******PvtCaboose
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2396  Average listal rating (1587 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
9. Rocky (1976)
---Nominated by DC---

Main Genre: Drama, Sports

"Well it's the ultimate uplifting sports film, ain't it? Can you guys think of a more defining example? It's got all the ingredients: the underdog hero, the veteran coach, the training montage... Plus it's a damn fine movie, with a real touching love story as well. Definite thumbs up from me."

*Gunza Blazin
**Grand Assault
***chibiyusa
****Munky
*****Dionysian Child
******Thilian
*******Brodie Bruce
********PvtCaboose

@col
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People who added this item 4609  Average listal rating (3129 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
10. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ar... (1981)
---Nominated by doudouce---

Main Genre: Action, Adventure

"The first and the best of the Indiana Jones trilogy, it has everything needed to justify watching it every year: the iconic but intellectual hero, the adventure and the chases, the epic spectacle, John Williams’ outstanding score, and sheer excitement throughout! Do I need to give more reasons? :)"

*Gunza Blazin
**Prelude
***Claudia
****chibiyusa
*****Moz La Punk
******Vix
*******Saritha Ann
********PvtCaboose

@Dionysian Child
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People who added this item 5720  Average listal rating (3955 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
11. Seven (1995)
---Nominated by Grand Assault---

Main Genre: Drama, Crime

"It's a brilliant film with superb performances from every character. Unnerving and disgusting, the murders pique your sadistic interest despite their brutality."

*Thilian
**GemLil
***Gunza Blazin
****Munky
*****rb6k
******chibiyusa
*******escafield
********Dionysian Child
*********Vix

@col
@@Saritha Ann
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People who added this item 1711  Average listal rating (961 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.7 
12. Seven Samurai (1954)
---Nominated by chibiyusa---

Main Genre: Action, Comedy

"It's about bloody samurai, what's not to like? If you only had to watch one samurai film in your life, this is it. It's more than three hours long but unlike The Magnificent Seven, not once was I bored or fervently wishing the movie to end already. And Mag Seven wasn't nearly as long either. This film was also particularly innovative in plot devices, while not the first one to do what it did, it was one of the first and it brought many together, plus it was really well done. And the score is just fabulous."

*Grand Assault
**DC
***Vix
****Bael
*****doudouce
******coyoteblue
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 5133  Average listal rating (3464 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.3 
13. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
---Nominated by Prelude---

Main Genre: Drama, Prison

"The most perfect film and storyline, about hope, redemption, justice and injustice. Unforgettable."

*GemLil
**chibiyusa
***Claudia
****Moz La Punk
*****doudouce
******Dionysian Child
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 4347  Average listal rating (2788 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
14. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
---Nominated by chibiyusa---

Main Genre: Fantasy, Drama

"It's not just a fantasy, it's also a old style fantasy which harkens back to those fairy tales where everything was not "and they lived happily ever after." There were also terrible monsters that ate bad children who wouldn't listen and whatnot. Also it managed to incorporate a backdrop of WWII Spain. A visually stunning film that's bound to fascinate young and old viewers alike."

*Gunza Blazin
**Prelude
***vanious
****Moz La Punk
*****doudouce
******col
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 6486  Average listal rating (4337 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
15. Back to the Future (1985)
---Nominated by rb6k---

Main Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure

"This was on TV the other day and every time I see it I think "I absolutely love this trilogy I'm going to watch the next two as soon as ! can!" and then I forget and don't. I HAVE seen this trilogy surprisingly enough, and it is all brilliant, although 1 and 2 are better in my opinion."

*Prelude
**Munky
***GemLil
****spiegalr
*****doudouce
******Gunza Blazin
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 4528  Average listal rating (3203 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
16. The Fifth Element (1997)
---Nominated by chibiyusa---

Main Genre: Science Fiction, Action

"I don't really remember much of this film since it's been a while since I last saw it but I vividly remember all the vibrant colors. It has to be one of the weirdest sci-fi movies I've ever seen and the special effects were something special."

*doudouce
**vanious
***Moz La Punk
****Prelude
*****Grand Assault
******escafield
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 3719  Average listal rating (2536 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.3 
17. Die Hard (1988)
---Nominated by rb6k---

Main Genre: Action, Crime

"One of THE manliest films on earth. With fantastic lines and brilliant acting, this is a proper action film."

*Biggsy
**GemLil
***Claudia
****Vix
*****Gunza Blazin
******PvtCaboose
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People who added this item 2317  Average listal rating (1355 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
18. Citizen Kane (1941)
---Nominated by vanious---

Main Genre: Drama, Biopic

"Written and directed by, and starring the late, great Orson Welles. An inspiring story of fame, glory and lost innocence. One of the greatest and best known films in history, bar none."

*chibiyusa
**doudouce
***DC
****baum
*****GemLil
******AFIoscar
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 8164  Average listal rating (5204 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.8 
19. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
---Nominated by rb6k---

Main Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

"Epic battles, a masterpiece of a trilogy, i picked this one of the 3 purely because it was the first one that came to mind. Magnificent, in cast, acting, special effects, lines, drama. Everything was great about these films."

*Biggsy
**Gunza Blazin
***doudouce
****Saritha Ann
*****Bael
******PvtCaboose
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 5130  Average listal rating (3151 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
20. Schindler's List (1993)
---Nominated by GemLil---

Main Genre: Drama, War

"The whole film is like a stab in the gut; scene after scene of terrifying acts of genocide, racial hatred and sadism that defined The Holocaust. Filmed with art and dignity; it is by no means a gorey 'snuff' film like 'The Passion'. Filmed in black and white throughout and thrown into colour at the end; when hundreds of present day Jews (many of them Oskar Schindler's workers) come to pay their respects to him. Liam Neeson acts superbly throughout; after all his work Schindler feels nothing but guilt at how many more he should have saved."

*doudouce
**Gunza Blazin
***Dionysian Child
****Moz La Punk
*****Saritha Ann
******nataliegoes
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2179  Average listal rating (1267 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
21. Gone with the Wind (1939)
---Nominated by doudouce---

Main Genre: Drama, Romance

"It became the benchmark for popular epic cinema for decades. The film is monumental enough to be beyond criticism. It tidies up a lot of complex history… Dressed up with 1939 Technicolor, pastel-pretty for the dresses and blazing red for the passions, and a thunderous Max Steiner score, this still has a fair claim to be considered one of the best pictures of Hollywood filmmaking."

*GemLil
**DC
***Dionysian Child
****eragon
*****Saritha Ann
******nataliegoes
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2828  Average listal rating (1670 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
22. Casablanca (1942)
---Nominated by DC---

Main Genre: Romance, Drama

"Everything I love about classic Hollywood is in this film. You can watch this over and over again and it'll still feel fresh. Ideal introduction to anyone who wants to get into "old" black & white movies. What's not to like: Romance, suspense, adventure in the Orient, the most quotable dialogue, the finest cast of character actors in the history of cinema, nazis, spies, gamblers, floozies, hustlers, thieves, revolutionaries, corrupt womanizers. Plus Hollywood's all-time leading actor in the defining role of his career."

*GemLil
**doudouce
***eragon
****Thilian
*****PvtCaboose
******AFIoscar

People who added this item 4990  Average listal rating (3356 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
23. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
---Nominated by Gunza Blazin---

Main Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure

"My favourite Star Wars film of all time. Where the imperial march actually wins through and through. It doesn't feel as dated as ANH but still holds on to 'what Star Wars is all about'. Vader isn't on a leesh in this film either (Tarkin, Palpatine) so he has full authority to execute plans as he sees fit. He is the most iconic figure of the franchise afterall!"

*Yui
**GemLil
***Munky
****DC
*****Bael
******doudouce
*******chibiyusa

@Thilian
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 1966  Average listal rating (1315 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
24. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
---Nominated by Gunza Blazin---

Main Genre: Gangster, Comedy

"A British Gem. The ultimate East End gangster flick. Fantastic dialogue, cinematography and not to mention an ensemble cast out to win my heart!"

*Claudia
**robelenator
***Moz La Punk
****GemLil
*****Bael
*****Voxy
******escafield

@doudouce
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 3395  Average listal rating (2365 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
25. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
---Nominated by Gunza Blazin---

Main Genre: Comedy, Horror

"Considering the quality of parodies and spoofs today, this has got to be a valley above the rest. A fantastic homage to George A. Romero and his effortless attempt to master his own genre. Shaun of the Dead speaks volumes on how one perculiar event can change the life of an everyman. One of the few comedies that can appeal to everyone."

*Caludia
**vanious
***rb6k
****Biggsy
*****Vix
******GemLil
*******PvtCaboose
********Grand Assault

@escafield
@@Bael
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 5400  Average listal rating (3799 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
26. The Truman Show (1998)
---Nominated by Grand Assault---

Main Genre: Comedy, Reality TV

"It's sometimes difficult to forget that this film was made just before the speight of Big Brother-esque reality TV shows took of. I guess they really didn't get the message. I could honestly see something as ridiculous and inhumane as this happening in the future as TV executives strive for ratings. Definitely something to see before you die, not least because of the classic comedy."

*GemLil
**spiegalr
***Prelude
****vanious
*****doudouce
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 3754  Average listal rating (2472 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
27. The Big Lebowski (1998)
---Nominated by Prelude---

Main Genre: Comedy, Crime

"The funniest dark comedy I've ever seen, the most vulgar, the most ridiculous, and the funniest lines ever put on the silver screen. "Nobody fucks with the Jesus!"

*GemLil
**Moz La Punk
***Grand Assault
****robelenator
*****col
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2637  Average listal rating (1688 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.9 
28. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
---Nominated by DC---

Main Genre: Western, Drama

"This list could do with some more westerns. As we all know some of the best westerns were made far removed from the true west, in Italy by Sergio Leone. Not only is this one of the best westerns, it's one of the most accessible and entertaining inroads into the genre, it's got a twangin' rock'n'roll inspired score from Morricone, some great humourous dialogue and unforgettable characters. Yea, my explanation is lame, but you know this belongs up there."

*Prelude
**Bael
***robelenator
****Moz La Punk
*****doudouce
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2575  Average listal rating (1534 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
29. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)
---Nominated by Thilian---

Main Genre: Comedy, War

"The sands of time have disgested all memory of the "pioneer" who initially categorized political commentary in literature under "embellishment". Meanwhile, names such as Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers and George C. Scott among others stick by like the Strontium-90 isotope. Everything that reaches height in this movie owes itself to severe underdoing. Sometimes an actor accidentally trips in the middle of a shoot. Why not include it in the final product? While that's being done, let's wait until after the movie's production to inform Slim Pickens that it's a satire. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is politics caught on tape."

*Prelude
**GemLil
***DC
****vanious
*****baum
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 3283  Average listal rating (2126 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
30. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
---Nominated by rb6k---

Main Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

"An old old film that a lot of younger people may never bother to see because they think its not worth it. But it has a wonderful world, great characters and is a classic film. The songs are memorable and it shows you how the world used to look at things. Dorothy is an innocent naive young girl yet is older than a hell of a lot of todays mothers! It also teaches you what is important in life, brains, heart, courage and having family. There is more to it than the above, but i do presume that this film needs little explanation really. (And i kind of feel mine is not very good one!)"

*Thilian
**vanious
***doudouce
****col
*****Saritha Ann
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 8161  Average listal rating (5263 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
31. Fight Club (1999)
---Nominated by Moz La Punk---

Main Genre: Psychological, Fantasy

"Even better than the book, the movie shows the discontent people have for today's society. Not a movie about fighting but about how people are slowly losing contact with what is really important in life."

*chibiyusa
**DC
***vanious
****rb6k
*****escafield
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2285  Average listal rating (1508 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
32. The Goonies (1985)
---Nominated by rb6k---

Main Genre: Comedy, Adventure

"This is a childhood adventure coming of age story that is extremely well written and watchable by even todays standards."

*doudouce
**Munky
***chibiyusa
****Ipanema
*****Vix
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 4583  Average listal rating (3030 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
33. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
---Nominated by vanious---

Main Genre: Action, Crime

"Adding to the list I'd recommend everyone see Reservoir Dogs at least once in their lives. It's a terrific mix of stylized cinematics, social commentary, off-colour humour, semi-realistic violence and a solid story line. Not to mention the iconic "ear scene" where Mr Blonde introduces Marvin Nash to a straight razor, to the tune of "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel."

*DC
**Moz La Punk
***Gunza Blazin
****rb6k
*****escafield
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2700  Average listal rating (1717 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
34. Oldboy (2003)
---Nominated by Moz La Punk---

Main Genre: Drama, Action

"Second chapter in the Revengence trilogy (three not by story related movies), this Korean film sees excellent acting and a very interesting story with some major twists leaving the audience with mouths wide open from surprise. Not only is this a great place to start following the rich Korean movie industry, it's also painfully to watch at times - both by what is happening to people's teeth and for people who get the chills by thinking of being imprisoned without good reason for fifteen years."

*DC
**Grand Assault
***robelenator
****chibiyusa
*****Dionysian Child
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 3184  Average listal rating (2094 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
35. The Usual Suspects (1995)
---Nominated by doudouce---

Main Genre: Thriller, Crime

"Possibly one of the best original scripts out there, it has complicated plotting, macho repartee, Bryan Singer’s remarkable direction and an astonishing male cast: Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin Pollak, Benicio del Toro and Giancarlo Esposito. This is truly of the best thriller movies about blackmail and betrayal."

*GemLil
**Claudia
***Vix
****eragon
*****escafield
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 1985  Average listal rating (1283 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
36. The Blues Brothers (1980)
---Nominated by Grand Assault---

Main Genre: Comedy, Musical

"I hate musicals, en masse. However, the sheer quality of the songs and cameo musicians in this film more than makes up for the musical interludes. Instead of becoming a part of the film you hate, the music is integral to your enjoyment. Their rendition of Rawhide is one of my favourite pieces of cinema. Filled with stereotypes, hilarious comedy and the ultimate car chase, this film is an out and out winner."

*Prelude
**GemLil
***DC
****Gunza Blazin
*****Dionysian Child
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 1647  Average listal rating (1061 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
37. Some Like It Hot (1959)
---Nominated by GemLil---

Main Genre: Comedy, Adventure

"Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in drag; you couldnt ask for more. Hilarios comedy; way before its time. Tomy Curtis' impression of Cary Grant is enough to have this film up here alone."

*DC
**doudouce
***Prelude
****eragon
*****Vix
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 3094  Average listal rating (2048 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
38. Children of Men (2006)
---Nominated by doudouce---

Main Genre: Drama, Science Fiction

"An important and amazing production. Unforgettable. A true masterpiece. A stunning work of direction. Gigantic performances by the entire cast. Should be mandatory viewing for all."

*Grand Assault
**GemLil
***Prelude
****eragon
*****Dionysian Child
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2283  Average listal rating (1564 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
39. Rear Window (1954)
---Nominated by Prelude---

Main Genre: Drama, Crime

"Probably my favorite Hitchcock film. Simple yet mesmerizing filming style makes you feel as if you are actually right there in the room while you spy on everyone's inter-connected lives. The beauty of it is that it's just as watchable today as it was when it came out, which not all classics seem to be able to do. Add in a murder-mystery plot that will keep you guessing and second-guessing yourself til the end, and you're in for a wild ride."

*GemLil
**doudouce
***chibiyusa
****robelenator
*****PvtCaboose
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 1894  Average listal rating (1203 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.9 
40. 12 Angry Men (1957)
---Nominated by Gunza Blazin---

Main Genre: Drama, Crime

"My favourite Fonda role. One man stands against 11 others over a murder case. The ultimate jury 'thriller'. Every performance is pristine and believable. That is whats good about having such a confined cast, you get to know them better. Their motivations, their strengths and weaknesses. A true tale of intellect and logic, should never be missed!"

*doudouce
**Grand Assault
***Dionysian Child
****Saritha Ann
*****nataliegoes
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2778  Average listal rating (1763 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
41. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
---Nominated by Saritha Ann---

Main Genre: Romance, War

"To be able to take as tragic of an event as the Holocaust and create a movie that not only makes you sad but also to make a person smile was no small event. Roberto Benigni blew one out of the ballpark with this movie."

*chibiyusa
**doudouce
***eragon
****Bael
*****nataliegoes

People who added this item 2809  Average listal rating (1754 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
42. City of God (2002)
---Nominated by Moz La Punk---

Main Genre: Crime, Drama

"City of God (Cidade De Deus), the South American movie about a young kid from the ghetto growing up and seeying his friends lose their lives in the progress. Very powerful movie with its own distinct style that has been given so many praise that it's crazy it hasn't been mentioned before. It probably won't make the final cut because not enough people know it, which is a shame. It's actually a downright embarresment for movie fans everywhere that it won't make the cut."

*DC
**doudouce
***escafield
****Dionysian Child
*****Grand Assault

People who added this item 1512  Average listal rating (1012 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
43. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
---Nominated by Prelude---

Main Genre: Comedy, Crime

"Like a flattened little dog, this comedy is to die for. I don't recall any other comedy that manages to blend Brit-style humor (from none other than Monty Python regulars) with American-style vulgar comedy (Kevin Kline's finest hour) so perfectly. Oh no, its' K-K-K-K-Ken c-c-c-coming to k-k-k-k-kill me!"

*doudouce
**robelenator
***eragon
****PvtCaboose
*****Biggsy
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 8918  Average listal rating (5313 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
44. The Matrix (1999)
---Nominated by chibiyusa---

Main Genre: Science Fiction, Action

"If you are living in this century and haven't seen the Matrix yet then something is probably wrong with you. Probably. I found it to be really resonating with the present high-tech culture and it's worth at least one viewing."

*Yui
**Prelude
***Manling
****Yama
*****rb6k
******Saritha Ann

@Biggsy
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 2689  Average listal rating (1741 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
45. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
---Nominated by Munky---

Main Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

"The ultimate child fantasy movie. A poor kid wins a chance of a lifetime and learns valuable life lessons along the way."

*Yui
**chibiyusa
***Thilian
****vanious
*****rb6k
******Claudia
*******col

@Prelude
@@Moz La Punk
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 3123  Average listal rating (2125 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
46. Groundhog Day (1993)
---Nominated by rb6k---

Main Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

"This is truely a brilliant film that everyone should have seen! Its every person's dream to relive the same day over and over again exploring every potential possibility of what could be made of it, and this film shows the pro's, and cons! Of getting to do it. Its brilliantly acted and a funny classic."

*Yui
**Prelude
***Grand Assault
****GemLil
*****Gunza Blazin
*****Vix
******col

@Voxy
@@doudouce
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 7407  Average listal rating (4791 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
47. Pulp Fiction (1994)
---Nominated by Bael---

Main Genre: Gangster, Drama

"Undoubtedly a true classic, it perfectly pushes a captivating story with genuine characters whose fates are intertwined brilliantly. The visuals, the score and the cast are magnificent."

*rb6k
**GemLil
***chibiyusa
****doudouce
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 1594  Average listal rating (962 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
48. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
---Nominated by Saritha Ann---

Main Genre: Musical, Romance

"A fantastic musical. A great movie that makes fun of the movie studios trying to adjust to silent movies moving to "talkie" movies. And let's not forget the fantastic dance choreography of Gene Kelly. Some of his best work."

*DC
**Munky
***doudouce
****coyoteblue

People who added this item 1815  Average listal rating (1156 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
49. Battle Royale (2000)
---Nominated by Grand Assault---

Main Genre: Action, Drama

"Intense action set amongst a rebellious school class who must fight each other to the death in a bid for survival under a horrific and controversial new disciplinary law. Definitely one that gets you thinking about how you would act if thrown into the same situation. An infamous film that probably also makes for essential viewing."

*Gunza Blazin
**rb6k
***chibiyusa
****Dionysian Child
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 3843  Average listal rating (2502 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.7 
50. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
---Nominated by chibiyusa---

Main Genre: Drama, Prison

"A lovely film about the fallacies of mental institutions. Brilliant acting and whatnot."

*GemLil
**Prelude
***doudouce
****col
KCenturion's rating:


 

Voted by YOU; the members of Listal during May 2008.

This is a compiled list of nominated and backed films by the members of this website. The List isn't ordered by Must See Most to Least but a general collection of the 100 Greatest & Most Memorable Films of Mankind.

Big Thanks to the following for helping out with their nominations and contributions to the list:

Yui, chibiyusa, Defender of Knowledge, GemLil, Grand Assault, Prelude, rb6k, Manling, Voxy, Moz La Punk, Yama, Saritha Ann, vanious, DC, Thilian, Vix, robelenator, Munky, Claudia, spiegalr, Bael, doudouce, coyoteblue, Dionysian Child, col, Biggsy, eragon, baum, escafield, Phil, Ipanema, Brodie Bruce, AFIoscar, natatliegoes, PvtCaboose and myself. :-)

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Comments

Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Apr 24 21:11
I'm voting for it even before its active :)
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Apr 24 21:33
Oh yes! The first nomination to reach the list is mine truly :D
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Apr 26 16:53
I like this new system, it values effort and independant thought.
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at May 8 8:16
Great movie minds think alike...maybe...hehe. Love the list thus far.
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at May 16 10:11
you really should update "The Antagonist" to "Gunza Blazin" ;).
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at May 18 20:26
Well that was mammoth, but worth it.
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at May 18 20:34
great finale to this list. i love the variety of films that have made the final cut.
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Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at May 19 1:04
Excellent list! Kudos to everyone who contributed.
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at May 19 1:26
Yeeey that was fun. We should all get together and do this again sometime.
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Aug 8 3:59
the princess bride, truman show, seven? come on people i could have avoided these movies before i die. 80% of the list are titles u should see before u die but some of these movies just aren't ground breaking enough.
Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Aug 8 15:00
Princess Bride, timeless classic, will live on forever for all new generations. Truman Show, Jim Carrey's finest performance ever. Seven, one of, if not THE most shocking ending ever filmed, and top actors at the top of their talent. If those are your examples of films that shouldnt be on this list, than it just goes to show me how great this list really is.
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Jan 19 14:27
Great list: recommend a couple more for review:

1) Last of the Mohicans. Should be on here for the score alone

2) Glory
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Feb 3 18:40
I´d rather die before watch Star wars and Indiana jones!!
I´ve never watched the end of City of God...I slept before...
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Feb 3 19:04
If you was here in May 2008, you could have destroyed them. ;)
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 17 6:15
How about doing one for this year? It's been a whole year now, and several new users have joined since (including me)
Posted: 5 years ago at Dec 11 14:55
Not hard to see that you like the action genre. You hit most of the good ones in that line and plenty of other good films, besides.
Posted: 5 years ago at Dec 11 15:01
It was a community effort. It required votes from several members to guarantee ranking on this list! My personal preference had little to do with it.

I'm thinking about starting a revamp of this list for 2010. Keep an eye on the forums guys.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Jul 30 7:41
85% Completed ...15 more
Edit: 4 years, 4 months ago
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Oct 20 17:52
Nice concept but Forrest Gump n.1 ? you gotta to be kidding me...

and for the info, I have seen 92 % of those movies

what the hell is doing the 5th element in this list ?!? It's an OK movie but one of the best ever.... and the critic starts with "I don't really remember much of this film". Oow... it was so great you don't really remember it....

The goonies, the gods must be crazy, An American tail?!? Come on....

Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Oct 20 18:51
Sorry mate, I am not in the business of manipulating the results but if thats what people vote for, who am I to stop them?

The list isn't best ever films though, so what are you on about?
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Oct 21 6:12
(8) Now watch as I turn the dirty old rat, into the most delightful hat (8)
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Nov 22 1:16
looks like a great list.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Apr 19 17:16
needs to expand to 300, what are @(against?) and how do i vote? This list is in The Index.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Apr 23 7:39
YES! The Gods Must Be Crazy finally got some recognition. Great list !
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Apr 23 16:07
Wow, great list but no GoodFellas or Ben-Hur!
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Jun 18 13:45
I think I have seen all of them apart from Oldboy

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