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People who added this item 4074 Average listal rating (2716 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 3841 Average listal rating (2380 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 517 Average listal rating (289 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.6
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 1842 Average listal rating (1094 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 1364 Average listal rating (723 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 4242 Average listal rating (2841 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 250 Average listal rating (131 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 (183 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Nostalghia (1955)




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 337 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 8.4 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 2050 Average listal rating (1196 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 296 Average listal rating (163 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 740 Average listal rating (424 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 634 Average listal rating (335 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Andrei Rublev (1966)




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 240 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 8.5 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 308 Average listal rating (168 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 3211 Average listal rating (2077 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 5415 Average listal rating (3726 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 6625 Average listal rating (4542 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 2520 Average listal rating (1737 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1




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 4312 Average listal rating (2783 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 152 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Ascent (2019)




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 1178 Average listal rating (626 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 1330 Average listal rating (819 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 5207 Average listal rating (3553 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 815 Average listal rating (447 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 6009 Average listal rating (4078 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 887 Average listal rating (545 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1




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 403 Average listal rating (168 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 1045 Average listal rating (564 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 202 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 7.3 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 5764 Average listal rating (3895 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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.




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 1047 Average listal rating (600 ratings) 7.6 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 391 Average listal rating (216 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.4
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 1943 Average listal rating (1346 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 115 Average listal rating (76 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 1390 Average listal rating (857 ratings) 7.2 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 102 Average listal rating (47 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 654 Average listal rating (425 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 536 Average listal rating (341 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 4760 Average listal rating (3105 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 1662 Average listal rating (1026 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 125 Average listal rating (74 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 3172 Average listal rating (2032 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 138 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Promise (1997)




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 660 Average listal rating (414 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 452 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8




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 5388 Average listal rating (3732 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 149 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1




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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