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1. The Third Man (1949)
Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.
Votes: 147,866 | Gross: $0.45M
A masterpiece from beginning to end. The Third Man is why I watch movies.
2. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 927,476 | Gross: $46.84M
A brilliant film with great acting, interesting characters, iconic lines of dialogue, scenes and fantastic use of music. My favorite mob film of all time
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Votes: 554,813 | Gross: $56.95M
A fantastic film with iconic imagery, music, editing and scenes. The film does not leave you satisfied, it leaves you asking questions but it does that in the best possible way
4. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 654,936 | Gross: $28.26M
A film that is in my opinion the best character study of all time. To quote the great Roger Ebert:"A brilliant nightmare and like all nightmares it doesn't tell us half of what we want to know."
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.
Votes: 827,344 | Gross: $248.16M
A timeless classic that is so fun to watch and is perfectly directed. The film never lets up and goes from one breathtaking sequence to the other.
6. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Votes: 612,870 | Gross: $4.36M
This 96 minute thrill ride is an incredible experience, every shot is filled with depth. It is one of the most enthralling experiences you can have watching a film.
7. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Votes: 328,655 | Gross: $3.20M
An intriguing classic from beginning to end. My favorite Hitchcock film.
8. Mulholland Drive (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 295,929 | Gross: $7.22M
Such an insane film, just watch it if you have not seen it yet.
9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
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.
Votes: 637,231 | Gross: $6.10M
My favorite western. Leone made an iconic masterpiece that will be compared to every new western. Almost every sequence in this film is iconic, it has one of the best scores of all time and holds up to this day
10. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 408,082 | Gross: $36.76M
This is truly a masterclass of suspense, the feel you get from watching James Stewart spy on his neighborhood is truly a feeling that can’t be replicated again. Hitchcock perfectly makes us isolated and voyers to the situation. Brilliant filmmaking
11. Touch of Evil (1958)
PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.
Votes: 93,695 | Gross: $2.24M
Arguably the best directed film of all time and with such an intricate plot and great perfomances (especially from Welles) I can’t help but love this film.
12. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 560,289 | Gross: $83.47M
This epic film is a cinematic milestone and it perfectly shows the descent into madness. Cinema at it’s most visionary and pure.
13. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 732,197 | Gross: $83.01M
My favorite action film of all time. Die Hard revolutionized action cinema and spawned many rip offs but none have done it as well. Bruce Willis was perfect as John Mcclane and Alan Rickman (rip) knocked it out of the park as the villian. Die Hard is an action classic.
14. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 848,170 | Gross: $112.00M
A beautiful and moving film that still holds up today.
15. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,684,611 | Gross: $107.93M
Tarantino's masterpiece perfectly blends pop culture, a non linear narrative and fantastic dialogue to make an amazing film
16. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Votes: 339,393 | Gross: $13.78M
A superbly directed film with great perfomances and some of the best practical effects of all time.
17. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
Votes: 533,308 | Gross: $67.44M
Michael Mann excels at realism, and this is I think his best work. With a great cast and a smart script make this one of my favorites. Also the bank robbery sequence is the best shootout of all time imo.
18. The Raid 2 (2014)
R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.
Votes: 106,455 | Gross: $2.63M
Blends crime films like the departed and martial arts films to make an incredibly entertaining film, with some of the best action ever put to screen. While still having an intriguing story. One of the best action films ever.
19. Raging Bull (1980)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
Votes: 294,701 | Gross: $23.38M
This film shows a man who is exceptional in the ring but a broken man outside of it. Fantastic movie that you may think is about boxing but it is actually much more than that.
20. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Votes: 501,091 | Gross: $64.62M
This highly entertaining thriller has an all star cast, a smart script, great direction and a nail biting finale. It is also a great representation of the sleazy Los Angeles in the 50’s
21. Superbad (2007)
R | 113 min | Comedy
Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.
Votes: 491,408 | Gross: $121.46M
My favorite comedy and also my favorite teen comedy movie (altough there is not much competition). Relatable, funny all the way throughout and Mclovin has to be one of the best movie characters of all time.
22. The Truman Show (1998)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.
Votes: 856,476 | Gross: $125.62M
A great film with disturbing themes and great perfomances. One of the most original films ever made.
23. Young Frankenstein (1974)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Votes: 135,054 | Gross: $86.30M
Such a great movie, still holds up as one of the funniest movies ever.
24. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,318,858 | Gross: $100.13M
David Fincher is a perfectionist behind the camera and this I think is his best work, this is a smart disturbing thriller with great perfomances and a fantastic ending.
25. After Hours (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho who he met that evening at a coffee shop.
Votes: 51,280 | Gross: $10.60M
Scorseses most underrated film in my opinion. A great ride that has this special feel to it when you watch it. A very odd film with a great screenplay.
26. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 1,155,025 | Gross: $120.54M
This film is a masterclass in suspense and great dialouge. So many great sequences and Christoph Waltz was one of the best villians in the past decade
27. Collateral (2004)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.
Votes: 339,498 | Gross: $101.01M
A fantastic Michael Mann film with insane LA nightlife and a thrilling story thats simple and works great. But the real strength of the film is the dialogue between Cruise and Foxx. Great film
28. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure
In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.
Votes: 645,948 | Gross: $197.17M
The Third Indy movie has top tier chemistry with Sean Connery and Harrison Ford, a great story that places the characters in different places and situations. It ends what should have been a fantastic trilogy.
29. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 675,850 | Gross: $17.50M
Imo the most quotable film of all time. Some of the best characters of all time and the movie isn’t even about anything, it never leads to anything. A perfect hang out movie that is so hilarious.
30. The Sting (1973)
PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.
Votes: 224,570 | Gross: $159.60M
Fantastic film that again combines great chemistry between the two actors and a great director to make a great time.
31. Hot Fuzz (2007)
R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery
A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.
Votes: 433,367 | Gross: $23.64M
Such a great satire on action films, Edgar Wright is an extremly talentend director.
32. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Votes: 201,452 | Gross: $8.82M
A Classic musical that only gets better with age, iconic film with tons of great scenes.
33. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Votes: 213,338 | Gross: $135.37M
A film that both surpassed and exceeded my expectations. It’s hard to make an original film now with new teqnique’s but Tarantino did it again. Filled with so many refrences and great scene’s, I didn’t want it to end. And the ending is just brilliant.
34. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,114,786 | Gross: $534.86M
Not much new to say about this one.
35. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 551,516 | Gross: $32.00M
Great film with that is just so supensful with one of the scariest scenes of all time. Not my favorite Hitchcock film but still a fantastic movie.
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,072,989 | Gross: $290.48M
One of the best sequels ever made.
37. Evil Dead II (1987)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
Votes: 138,197 | Gross: $5.92M
A hilarious horror movie with a perfect perfomance by Bruce Campbell
38. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror
A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.
Votes: 107,251 | Gross: $0.09M
A really intense film with a lot of ambition especially when considering its budget, and the ending was incredibly surprising.
39. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
Votes: 190,458 | Gross: $102.31M
Such great chemistry between Newman and Redford, this is not a perfect film but it is a damn good and fun western.
40. Whiplash (2014)
R | 106 min | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Votes: 636,242 | Gross: $13.09M
An incredible film with one of the best endings of recent years.