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My Top 50 Dramas of All Time

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People who added this item 4794  Average listal rating (3253 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 2939  Average listal rating (1823 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 1857  Average listal rating (1164 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
3. 12 Angry Men
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 1431  Average listal rating (940 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
4. Scent of a Woman (1992)
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People who added this item 3056  Average listal rating (2010 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 5878  Average listal rating (4077 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
6. Gladiator (2000)
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People who added this item 4278  Average listal rating (2853 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 3818  Average listal rating (2579 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 256  Average listal rating (127 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 3281  Average listal rating (1939 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 2581  Average listal rating (1722 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 3795  Average listal rating (2450 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 5281  Average listal rating (3389 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 2779  Average listal rating (1728 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 695  Average listal rating (484 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
15. Warrior (2011)
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People who added this item 1790  Average listal rating (1097 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 1857  Average listal rating (1097 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 5075  Average listal rating (3102 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 887  Average listal rating (537 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
19. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
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People who added this item 1046  Average listal rating (646 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
20. The Insider (1999)
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People who added this item 1814  Average listal rating (1124 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 1982  Average listal rating (1237 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 802  Average listal rating (488 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
23. Network (1976)
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People who added this item 1511  Average listal rating (840 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 1546  Average listal rating (895 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 2005  Average listal rating (1311 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 1665  Average listal rating (1115 ratings) 7.2  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 1698  Average listal rating (1013 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
28. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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People who added this item 558  Average listal rating (334 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.6 
29. The Impossible (2012)
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People who added this item 408  Average listal rating (232 ratings) 7.8  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 4796  Average listal rating (3227 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 1894  Average listal rating (1184 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 4217  Average listal rating (2597 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 925  Average listal rating (539 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.8 
34. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
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People who added this item 4102  Average listal rating (2730 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
35. American History X (1998)
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People who added this item 2735  Average listal rating (1724 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 1711  Average listal rating (1066 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 3023  Average listal rating (1983 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
38. Crash (2004)
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People who added this item 1582  Average listal rating (985 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
39. Traffic (2000)
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People who added this item 1430  Average listal rating (868 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
40. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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People who added this item 662  Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
41. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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People who added this item 3409  Average listal rating (2195 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
42. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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People who added this item 4387  Average listal rating (2874 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
43. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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People who added this item 1281  Average listal rating (811 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
44. The Help (2011)
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People who added this item 1803  Average listal rating (1105 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
45. I Am Sam (2001)
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People who added this item 3514  Average listal rating (2095 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
46. The Pianist (2002)
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People who added this item 555  Average listal rating (293 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.4 
47. Ikiru (1952)
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People who added this item 5952  Average listal rating (3923 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
48. American Beauty (1999)
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People who added this item 3948  Average listal rating (2560 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
49. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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People who added this item 3568  Average listal rating (2343 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
50. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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Posted: 2 years ago at Jun 28 8:25
nice list
Posted: 4 months ago at Mar 22 23:56
Very good list!

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