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People who added this item 3502  Average listal rating (2274 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)




Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen

With: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

Plot: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

People who added this item 3296  Average listal rating (1944 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
2. Apocalypse Now (1979)




Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

With: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Plot: 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.

People who added this item 1667  Average listal rating (1144 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
3. In Bruges (2008)




Directed by: Martin McDonagh

With: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy

Plot: Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

People who added this item 2669  Average listal rating (1668 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
4. Oldboy (2003)




Directed by: Chan-wook Park

With: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang

Plot: After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.

People who added this item 3724  Average listal rating (2420 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
5. The Big Lebowski (1998)




Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

With: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

Plot: "Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

People who added this item 1590  Average listal rating (929 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
6. The Thin Red Line (1998)




Directed by: Terrence Malick

With: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

Plot: Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.


People who added this item 4616  Average listal rating (3053 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
7. Inglourious Basterds (2009)




Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

With: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender

Plot: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

People who added this item 4802  Average listal rating (3255 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. The Green Mile (1999)




Directed by: Frank Darabont

With: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse

Plot: The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

People who added this item 183  Average listal rating (99 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.9 
9. Still Walking (2008)




Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda

With: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, Yoshio Harada

Plot: Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother's homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed.

People who added this item 1061  Average listal rating (613 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
10. The New World (2005)




Directed by: Terrence Malick

With: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale

Plot: The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

People who added this item 1967  Average listal rating (1302 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
11. The Thing (1982)




Directed by: John Carpenter

With: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David

Plot: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

People who added this item 5971  Average listal rating (3933 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
12. American Beauty (1999)




Directed by: Sam Mendes

With: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch

Plot: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.

People who added this item 3507  Average listal rating (2128 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
13. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)




Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

With: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

Plot: Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

People who added this item 1050  Average listal rating (500 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
14. Stalker (1979)




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Plot: A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

People who added this item 100  Average listal rating (45 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
15. The Ascent (1977)




Directed by: Larisa Shepitko

With: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Yakovlev

Plot: Two Soviet partisans depart their starving band on a short march to a nearby farm to get supplies. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.

People who added this item 274  Average listal rating (118 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
16. Nostalgia (1983)




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano

Plot: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world.

People who added this item 4678  Average listal rating (3098 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
17. The Departed (2006)




Directed by: Martin Scorsese

With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

Plot: An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

People who added this item 1690  Average listal rating (938 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
18. Seven Samurai (1954)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima

Plot: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

People who added this item 930  Average listal rating (463 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
19. Solaris (1972)




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Plot: A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

People who added this item 1076  Average listal rating (647 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
20. Shame (2011)




Directed by: Steve McQueen

With: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale

Plot: In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

People who added this item 558  Average listal rating (295 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.4 
21. Ikiru (1952)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori

Plot: A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

People who added this item 762  Average listal rating (465 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
22. La Haine (1995)




Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz

With: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui

Plot: After local youth Abdel is beaten unconscious by police, a riot ensues on his estate during which a policeman loses his gun. The gun is found by Vinz who threatens he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.

People who added this item 5302  Average listal rating (3527 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.6 
23. Saving Private Ryan (1998)




Directed by: Steven Spielberg

With: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

Plot: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

People who added this item 394  Average listal rating (194 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
24. Harakiri (1962)




Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita

Plot: An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.

People who added this item 922  Average listal rating (559 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
25. 12 Years a Slave (2013)




Directed by: Steve McQueen

With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o

Plot: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

People who added this item 2789  Average listal rating (1729 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
26. City of God (2002)




Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino

Plot: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

People who added this item 5113  Average listal rating (3327 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
27. Donnie Darko (2001)




Directed by: Richard Kelly

With: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell

Plot: A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

People who added this item 565  Average listal rating (353 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
28. Bottle Rocket (1996)




Directed by: Wes Anderson

With: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd

Plot: Focusing on a trio of friends and their elaborate plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.

People who added this item 5866  Average listal rating (3865 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
29. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)




Directed by: Michel Gondry

With: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson

Plot: 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.

People who added this item 330  Average listal rating (138 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
30. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)




Directed by: Béla Tarr

With: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla

Plot: The story takes place in a small provincial town on the Hungarian Plain. The weather is bitterly cold (seventeen degrees Celsius below zero) but no snow has fallen. Despite this, hundreds of bewildered men stand around a circus trailer (or corrugated iron box) in the main square, waiting to see the main attraction - the stuffed carcass of a whale.

People who added this item 1589  Average listal rating (894 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
31. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Cowa... (2007)




Directed by: Andrew Dominik

With: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell

Plot: Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

People who added this item 863  Average listal rating (448 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
32. Ran (1985)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

Plot: An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

People who added this item 694  Average listal rating (344 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
33. Pierrot le Fou (1965)




Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

With: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani

Plot: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
34. The Promise (1996)




Directed by: Dardenne Brothers

With: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo

Plot: Igor and his father, Roger, are making a decent living renting apartments to illegal immigrants and sometimes working them illegally.

People who added this item 4046  Average listal rating (2492 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Taxi Driver (1976)




Directed by: Martin Scorsese

With: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Plot: A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

People who added this item 759  Average listal rating (409 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
36. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)




Directed by: Ki-duk Kim

With: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim

Plot: On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.

People who added this item 873  Average listal rating (499 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
37. Sympathy For Lady Vengeance (2005)




Directed by: Chan-wook Park

With: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim

Plot: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?

People who added this item 2164  Average listal rating (1292 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
38. The Fountain (2006)




Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

With: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas

Plot: Spanning three parallel stories over a millennium, 'The Fountain' is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

People who added this item 2398  Average listal rating (1445 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
39. There Will Be Blood (2007)




Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds

Plot: A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

People who added this item 568  Average listal rating (355 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
40. A Prophet (2009)




Directed by: Jacques Audiard

With: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif

Plot: Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena cannot read not write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. He is 19 years old. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison, he is given a number of “missions” to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader’s confidence in the process. But Malik is brave and a fast learner, daring to secretly develop his own plans.


 

My Favorite Actors
My Favorite Directors


Honorable Mentions:
- Se7en
- Andrei Rublev
- The Seventh Seal
- Gangs of New York
- Snatch


Recurring Directors:
Andrei Tarkovsky: 3 Films
Akira Kurosawa: 3 Films
Terrence Malick: 2 Films
Steve McQueen: 2 Films
Martin Scorsese: 2 Films
Coen Brothers: 2 Films
Chan-wook Park: 2 Films

Decades:
2010s: 2 Films
2000s: 17 Films
1990s: 8 Films
1980s: 3 Film
1970s: 6 Films
1960s: 3 Film
1950s: 2 Film
1940s: 0 Films
1930s: 0 Films



Countries:
USA: 21 Films
Japan: 5 Films
France: 3 Films
Korea: 3 Films
UK: 1 Films
Russia: 4 Films
Sweden: 1 Films
Brazil: 1 Film
Hungary:1 Film

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 15 2:03
I admire your taste. Lots of great movies here. I'm a little surprised that you prefer Dark Knight Rises to Dark Knight, although I think both are excellent. Nice list.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 10 11:06
Great list and awesome presentation! Bravo!
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Dec 21 9:08
Awesome list the only movie on your list I didn't care for was City of God. For some reason that films magic is lost on me. Everyone I know who's seen it seems to love it I just don't get the love for it, anyways very cool list.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Dec 26 23:36
Edit: 1 year, 7 months ago
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Dec 27 9:11
Nice selections, but they're curiously one-sided, don't you think?

Anyway, Moon is definitely a classic. Reminded me I have to watch it again!
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 14 11:55
Some great choices! All movies I have, or would watch!
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 14 15:03
you have some great personnal choices and some of your choices are similar as my top 100 list and that's very logic because they are excellent movie's.the difference with my list and your list it's that i love more action movie's then drama and i've put 4 of my favorite movie's that i'd love since i was a kid like The Time Machine (1960) War Of The World (1953) The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad (1973) Clash Of The Titans (1981) very great work man : )
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 27 22:03
I have Solaris at almost the exact same spot on my list (#38). Otherwise almost nothing in common =P
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Feb 3 8:04
Great list man, take a bow. I just loved it
Posted: 1 year ago at Aug 21 6:06
I should probably recommend a great film I just watched called Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier. I think you'll enjoy it (If enjoy is the right word...)
Posted: 12 months ago at Aug 23 23:33
I see you put No Country at #1. I love that film, it would edge out right outside of my top 50, but still in my top 100. It is in desperate need of a re-watch, and I think I'll watch it pretty soon...
Posted: 11 months ago at Sep 23 5:23
Glad you found your 50th pick. I've heard of A Prophet; probably should give it a go.
Posted: 6 months, 1 week ago at Feb 11 9:38
some of my favorites is in this list.
Posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Jun 3 11:56
I stole this, dickdumb.
Posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Jun 3 12:00
That's fine, the setup is nice. Thank you
Edit: 2 months, 2 weeks ago

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