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People who added this item 4052 Average listal rating (2700 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1




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 3795 Average listal rating (2349 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4




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 3190 Average listal rating (2059 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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 4215 Average listal rating (2828 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1




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 1828 Average listal rating (1086 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6




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 1332 Average listal rating (697 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Stalker (1980)




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 491 Average listal rating (262 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
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 245 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
Still Walking (2008)




Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda

With: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, Yoshio Harada

Plot: A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.
People who added this item 375 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Nostalghia (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 319 Average listal rating (173 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8




Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

With: Tetsuya Nakadai, Rentarô Mikuni, Katsuo Nakamura

Plot: A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.
People who added this item 2017 Average listal rating (1169 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
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 293 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4




Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

With: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa

Plot: In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.
People who added this item 712 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 626 Average listal rating (328 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Andrei Rublev (1971)




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko

Plot: The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.
People who added this item 229 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.4




Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

With: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô

Plot: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
People who added this item 306 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.8




Directed by: Béla Tarr

With: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos

Plot: A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.
People who added this item 5389 Average listal rating (3706 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6




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 6594 Average listal rating (4525 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3




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 2473 Average listal rating (1699 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 190 Average listal rating (123 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Wailing (2016)




Directed by: Hong-jin Na

With: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak

Plot: A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
People who added this item 4252 Average listal rating (2738 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3




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 149 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 1164 Average listal rating (609 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 1309 Average listal rating (800 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
Rashomon (1950)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori

Plot: A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
People who added this item 5185 Average listal rating (3534 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
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 812 Average listal rating (441 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.6




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 5975 Average listal rating (4056 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6




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 877 Average listal rating (538 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 399 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.2




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.
People who added this item 1034 Average listal rating (557 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 5741 Average listal rating (3875 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2002)




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.




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 1031 Average listal rating (593 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6




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 382 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
High and Low (1963)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai

Plot: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
People who added this item 1939 Average listal rating (1348 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 113 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1




Directed by: Zhangke Jia

With: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao

Plot: Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.




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 1384 Average listal rating (854 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 97 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Pale Flower (1964)




Directed by: Masahiro Shinoda

With: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Kaga, Takashi Fujiki

Plot: Muraki, a hardboiled Yakuza gangster, has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. Revisiting his old gambling haunts, he meets Saeko, a striking young upper-class woman who is out seeking thrills, and whose presence adds spice to the staid masculine underworld rituals.
People who added this item 651 Average listal rating (421 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
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 525 Average listal rating (330 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada

Plot: A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.
People who added this item 4704 Average listal rating (3069 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 1630 Average listal rating (999 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2




Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

With: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

Plot: A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
People who added this item 123 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1




Directed by: Cheh Chang

With: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Plot: The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them.
People who added this item 3148 Average listal rating (2017 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
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 136 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 652 Average listal rating (411 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
A Prophet (2009)




Directed by: Jacques Audiard

With: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif

Plot: A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.
People who added this item 446 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall

Plot: At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.
People who added this item 5364 Average listal rating (3718 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3




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 144 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2




Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

With: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai

Plot: Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

My Favorite Directors
My Favorite Actors

Honorable Mentions:
- Se7en
- Wild Strawberries

Recurring Directors:
Andrei Tarkovsky: 5 Films
Akira Kurosawa: 5 Films
Masaki Kobayashi: 3 Films
Bela Tarr: 2 Films
Kenji Mizoguchi : 2 Films
Chan-wook Park: 2 Films
Martin Scorsese: 2 Films
Coen Brothers: 2 Films

Decades:
2010s: 4 Films
2000s: 13 Films
1990s: 8 Films
1980s: 4 Films
1970s: 5 Films
1960s: 8 Films
1950s: 6 Films
1940s: 0 Films
1930s: 0 Films



Countries:
USA: 16 Films
Japan: 13 Films
Russia: 6 Films
France: 4 Films
Korea: 4 Films
Hungary: 2 Films
China: 2 Films
UK: 1 Films
Sweden: 1 Films
Brazil: 1 Film

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