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on 25 Mar 2010 05:32

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My Top 50 Dramas of All Time

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People who added this item 4813  Average listal rating (3256 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
1. The Green Mile (1999)
A beautiful and tragic story, the kind that is better to watch with some tissues. The casting in this movie is just incredible, it was what made it so unforgeable and powerful to me, the amazing performances of everyone present.
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People who added this item 2964  Average listal rating (1833 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. Into the Wild (2007)
The first time I saw it, it felt just like a very good story. The second time I did it, it had a greater impact on me, and I realized just how powerful and unforgettable is the amazing journey of the main character. Not the "wild" journey mind you, but the personal journey of self-discovery. If not for the amazing soundtrack which has become my favorite of all time, watch it for the amazing scenarios and dialogue.
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People who added this item 1880  Average listal rating (1173 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.9 
3. 12 Angry Men (1957)
One of the most amazingly well-crafted and most interesting movies I have ever had the pleasure to watch. A simple story with thrilling developments and groundbreaking performances from the entire cast. And Lumet's direction is simply phenomenal, never is the film boring in its entire run.
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People who added this item 1438  Average listal rating (938 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
4. Scent of a Woman (1992)
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People who added this item 3077  Average listal rating (2017 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
5. Children of Men (2006)
I've only heard good things about this movie and it was the only one from Clive Own's most popular movies I hadn't watched yet, and I must say... it completely caught me by surprise, especially when the story started picking up.

If there's a word to describe this movie (and it's hard to find a better movie to fit with that same word) it's breathtaking... this movie literally takes your breath away in some of its emotion-injecting scenes. The atmosphere is frightening real, it will immerse you into the movie and keep you on the edge of your seat in the final moments. A story with an incredibly real feeling of what could happen to humanity if it lost its innocence.
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People who added this item 5911  Average listal rating (4082 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
6. Gladiator (2000)
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People who added this item 4300  Average listal rating (2859 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.4 
7. Braveheart (1995)
There's no denying the genius of Mel Gibson, he is one of my all-time favorite actors, but also a capable director. He knows how to make movies with heart, and this movie is so freaking powerful.
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People who added this item 3842  Average listal rating (2582 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
8. Léon: The Professional (1994)
An incredible movie with superb gun-action in the inicial scene and final act. An incredibly powerful story with great, great performances by Jean Reno, young Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman. A character development trip, emotional through the ride.
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People who added this item 258  Average listal rating (130 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
9. The Twilight Samurai (2002)
A heart-wrenching tale of a man who has long stopped living and just survives doing what he can for his family, that is until the arrival of someone special starts causing drastic changes to this man's life. Phenomenal story.
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People who added this item 3306  Average listal rating (1947 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)
Most complete and disturbing movie about the Vietnam which brings feelings of insanity and unpredictability not seen anywhere else. A difficult journey accompanied by an unforgettable soundtrack.
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People who added this item 2604  Average listal rating (1729 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
11. Gran Torino (2008)
Eastwood's most human story. Only him to make an old american patriot bastard likable and a very sympathetic character. The circumstances of life can really tell a lot about a person.
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People who added this item 3822  Average listal rating (2459 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.8 
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
One of those movies that make you think "why is life so unjust?" Unforgettable characters.
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People who added this item 5321  Average listal rating (3399 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
13. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
A disturbing movie indeed, but it's not that characteristic that makes this movie superb. What makes this movie a masterpiece is the themes in it: the ethic questions it evokes, the defiance of morals, the removing of liberty of choice and the using of aversion therapy to manipulate and create a "good" person in the eyes of society.

A dark and hideous vision of a future going through the routes of violence, criminality and corruption. Thought-provoking and thrilling story about the young delinquent that goes through all this, with an incredible performance.

And the soundtrack..!
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People who added this item 2793  Average listal rating (1732 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
14. City of God (2002)
An incredible life story in a place where living can be a real trial. The characters are fantastically well done, the tragic moments painfully hard to watch and the entertainment value is aided by the surprising humour at times. A lesson of life.
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People who added this item 711  Average listal rating (493 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
15. Warrior (2011)
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People who added this item 1805  Average listal rating (1107 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
16. Raging Bull (1980)
One of the most powerful performances of all time by the legend himself. The direction is perfect, Jake La Motta is one hell of a character, and together, De Niro and Scorsese deliver a kind of movie hardly seen now-a-days. Intense, real and scary, this film can really get to you.
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People who added this item 1870  Average listal rating (1102 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Changeling (2008)
2008 must be Eastwood's greatest year. Changeling and Gran Torino, very emotional and engaging stories.
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People who added this item 5103  Average listal rating (3108 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
18. Schindler's List (1993)
The greatest war movie that isn't about war. It's about people, and the story is heart-shattering.
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People who added this item 939  Average listal rating (566 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
19. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
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People who added this item 1051  Average listal rating (648 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
20. The Insider (1999)
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People who added this item 1827  Average listal rating (1130 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.7 
21. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Greatest cast I've seen in the 40's. The characters are flawed, but incredibly likable and the actors make them come to life with a contagious energy. In all honesty, there's no romantic comedy like this.

This movie was definitely the trigger for my passion for Jimmy Stewart.
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People who added this item 1999  Average listal rating (1244 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
22. Let the Right One In (2008)
Best vampire movie ever, and it's much more than a simple vampire story.
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People who added this item 818  Average listal rating (495 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
23. Network (1976)
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People who added this item 1525  Average listal rating (846 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
24. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Speecheless...words cannot describe this movie, it's just too powerful. No doubt, an amazing story, one to be remembered.
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People who added this item 1567  Average listal rating (904 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
25. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Atticus Finch is a great character, you know everything will be fine when he's around.
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People who added this item 2020  Average listal rating (1315 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
26. The Wrestler (2008)
Great Story, very emotional, and certainly Rourke's most spectacular performance.
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People who added this item 1675  Average listal rating (1122 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
27. Man on Fire (2004)
Both Tony Scott and Denzel Washington most amazing movie. I must say the direction was perfect and the characters felt real. I cried in this one.
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People who added this item 1714  Average listal rating (1017 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
28. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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People who added this item 567  Average listal rating (337 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
29. The Impossible (2012)
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People who added this item 418  Average listal rating (236 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
30. The Lost Weekend (1945)
Anyone who has someone in their family or someone close who suffers from alcoholism or even if you are an alcoholic yourself, I can't help but highly recommend this movie to you. Taking into account when it was made, the story is still very modern and incredibly powerful. I can strongly relate with this movie.
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People who added this item 4828  Average listal rating (3235 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
31. Amélie (2001)
When I re-watched Amélie, I rediscovered the beauty in it and why so many of my closest female friends regarded it so highly. This is a very special character.
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People who added this item 1916  Average listal rating (1192 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
32. 127 Hours (2010)
James Franco superb performance and the intensity of the whole thing did catch me off guard. I was not expecting the movie to be so graphic, and together with the realism of the story and strong emotions, it became the most memorable movie of a good year for movies.
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People who added this item 4250  Average listal rating (2603 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
33. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The hardest movie I ever watched. It's that violent and graphic..
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People who added this item 938  Average listal rating (549 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
34. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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People who added this item 4126  Average listal rating (2742 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
35. American History X (1998)
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People who added this item 2757  Average listal rating (1731 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
36. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Inspiring and very enjoyable movie, it just didn't touch me as much as I thought it would, I had such high expectations. It still managed to be a wonderful ride.


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People who added this item 1723  Average listal rating (1074 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
37. The Deer Hunter (1978)
If there's one thing about this movie that separates it from other war movies is that it has a 2-part story. On the one had, the first half explores the lives of the characters, their families and their habits. On the other hand, the second half shows the horrors of war, the changes within the character and how Vietnam destroyed their pre-war lives as they were.
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People who added this item 3036  Average listal rating (1983 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.9 
38. Crash (2004)
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People who added this item 1594  Average listal rating (993 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
39. Traffic (2000)
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People who added this item 1436  Average listal rating (872 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
40. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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People who added this item 668  Average listal rating (407 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
41. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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People who added this item 3433  Average listal rating (2199 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
42. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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People who added this item 4410  Average listal rating (2880 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
43. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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People who added this item 1292  Average listal rating (817 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
44. The Help (2011)
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People who added this item 1817  Average listal rating (1114 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
45. I Am Sam (2001)
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People who added this item 3544  Average listal rating (2099 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
46. The Pianist (2002)
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People who added this item 560  Average listal rating (295 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.4 
47. Ikiru (1952)
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People who added this item 5983  Average listal rating (3932 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
48. American Beauty (1999)
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People who added this item 3977  Average listal rating (2564 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
49. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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People who added this item 3598  Average listal rating (2350 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
50. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 28 8:25
nice list
Posted: 5 months, 2 weeks ago at Mar 22 23:56
Very good list!

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