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IMDb Top 250 [Official]

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People who added this item 5955 Average listal rating (4221 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.3
(1994) Frank Darabont
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Review: Perfect by Uber
List: Cinema's Biggest Weasels by GemLil
List: Stephen King Media Works (film) by Raven
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People who added this item 6189 Average listal rating (4218 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
(1972) Francis Ford Coppola
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Review: Don't Forget To Love It by GemLil
List: Favorite Death Scenes by DaNameless
List: Mamma Mia by GemLil
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People who added this item 4365 Average listal rating (2841 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9
(1974) Francis Ford Coppola
The early life & career of Vito Corleone is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate.
List: Great Movie Villains by coroner
List: Films Spoofed by The Simpsons by diabolical
Review: The Sequel of All Sequels by Mighty Celestial
People who added this item 3196 Average listal rating (2097 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.8
(1966) Sergio Leone
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Review: Western Perfection by Prelude
List: Smoking Shootouts by coroner
List: Top Movie Body Counts by Kryptic Centurion
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People who added this item 8431 Average listal rating (6067 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.9
Pulp Fiction (1994)
(1994) Quentin Tarantino
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.
List: Anger in Monologue by GemLil
List: Hardcore Drugs by Prelude
Review: A Powerful Pulp of Persuasion by Alexander
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People who added this item 3876 Average listal rating (2621 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story 3 (2010)
(2010) Lee Unkrich
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college.
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People who added this item 5793 Average listal rating (3659 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
(1993) Stephen Spielberg
Oskar Schindler uses Jews to start a factory in Poland during the war. He witnesses the horrors endured by the Jews, and starts to save them.
Review: The List is Life by AgentLexi
Review: Spielberg's Most Powerful Film by PvtCaboose
List: Recent Movies in Black & White by Harp
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People who added this item 2375 Average listal rating (1551 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.9
12 Angry Men (1957)
(1957) Sidney Lumet
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
List: Remakes & Originals by Manling
Review: Moving, powerful, engrossing, wordy drama by PvtCaboose
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People who added this item 4375 Average listal rating (2909 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
(1975) Milos Forman
Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched.
List: Great Movie Villains by coroner
List: Mental Illness Movies by GemLil
Review: nothing worthy - Please Post a Review
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(1980) George Lucas
While Luke takes advanced Jedi training from Yoda, his friends are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader.
Review: Dark Side Rising by Alexander
List: FIGHT!! Cool Fight Scenes by DaNameless
List: Robots, Cyborgs & Androids by KCenturion
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People who added this item 7655 Average listal rating (5509 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
(2008) Christopher Nolan
Batman and James Gordon join forces with Gotham's new District Attorney, Harvey Dent, to take on a psychotic bank robber known as The Joker.
Review: A Knight's Tale by Grand Assault
Review: A Phenomenal Superhero Adventure by PvtCaboose
Review: The Godfather of Comic Book Heroes by SJMJ
List: Listal's 50 Infamous Villains of Cinema by Kryptic Centurion
List: Scarred and Dangerous by GemLil
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[img id= width=/www align=right link=false](2003) The former Fellowship of the Ring prepare for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo & Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring.
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(1977) Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.
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People who added this item 2017 Average listal rating (1169 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
Seven Samurai (1954)
(1954) A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
People who added this item 3281 Average listal rating (2005 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
Casablanca (1943)
(1942) Classic film set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
People who added this item 4159 Average listal rating (2784 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
GoodFellas (1990)
(1990) "As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955.
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People who added this item 9114 Average listal rating (6689 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)
(1999) An office employee and a soap salesman build a global organization to help vent male aggression.
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People who added this item 3148 Average listal rating (2017 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
City of God (2002)
[img id= width=/www align=right link=false](2002) Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths - one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
(2001) In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring. Now he must embark on an Epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it.
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(1981) Renowned archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant.
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People who added this item 2668 Average listal rating (1853 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
Rear Window (1954)
(1954) Through his rear window and the eye of his powerful camera he watched a great city tell on itself, expose its cheating ways...and Murder!
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People who added this item 4104 Average listal rating (2714 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
(1960) A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.
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People who added this item 3568 Average listal rating (2418 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
(1995) A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story.
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People who added this item 1855 Average listal rating (1166 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
(1968) A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin.
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People who added this item 6476 Average listal rating (4547 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
(1991) A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
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People who added this item 9881 Average listal rating (7281 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Matrix (1999)
[img id= width=/www align=right link=false](1999) A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against the controllers of it.
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People who added this item 6369 Average listal rating (4489 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Seven (1995)
(1995) Police drama about two cops, one new and one about to retire, after a serial killer using the seven deadly sins as his motive.
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People who added this item 5145 Average listal rating (3419 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Memento (2000)
(2000) A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
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People who added this item 2217 Average listal rating (1430 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
(1946) An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would had been like if he never existed.
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(2002) Hobbits Frodo and Sam continue on to Mordor in their mission to destroy the One Ring.
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People who added this item 1518 Average listal rating (973 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
(1950) A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
(1964) An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
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People who added this item 1866 Average listal rating (1225 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
(1959) A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country.
People who added this item 2761 Average listal rating (1689 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Citizen Kane (1941)
(1941) Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
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People who added this item 4514 Average listal rating (3127 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
(1994) Professional assassin Leon reluctantly takes care of 12-year-old Mathilda, a neighbor whose parents are killed, and teaches her his trade.
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People who added this item 3795 Average listal rating (2349 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
(1979) 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.
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People who added this item 9322 Average listal rating (6861 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)
(1994) Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
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People who added this item 6594 Average listal rating (4525 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
(1999) 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.
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People who added this item 4561 Average listal rating (3103 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
(1998) A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
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People who added this item 4704 Average listal rating (3069 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Taxi Driver (1976)
(1976) A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.
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People who added this item 5233 Average listal rating (3689 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
(1991) The cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor must now protect her teenager son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced cyborg.
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People who added this item 2781 Average listal rating (1748 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Vertigo (1958)
(1958) A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
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People who added this item 1539 Average listal rating (922 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
(1962) Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
People who added this item 4649 Average listal rating (3282 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
Alien (1979)
(1979) A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates.
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People who added this item 5320 Average listal rating (3661 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Amélie (2001)
(2001) Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.
People who added this item 5975 Average listal rating (4056 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
(1998) Based on a World War II drama. US soldiers try to save their comrade, paratrooper Private Ryan, who's stationed behind enemy lines.
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People who added this item 5283 Average listal rating (3667 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
WALL·E (2008)
[img id= width=/www align=right link=false](2008) In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
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People who added this item 6367 Average listal rating (4407 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
(1980) A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence.
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People who added this item 6094 Average listal rating (4125 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
(1971) In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and later volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy.
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People who added this item 1164 Average listal rating (729 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.4
(1957) When soldiers in WWI refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superiors decide to make an example of them.
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