With UCLA Film and Television Archive (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.
Votes: 1,730,354 | Gross: $330.25M
2. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 323,603 | Gross: $102.61M
3. 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: 515,910 | Gross: $64.62M
4. Trumbo (2015)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Votes: 72,937 | Gross: $7.86M
5. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 210,057 | Gross: $50.28M
6. Inherent Vice (2014)
R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Votes: 90,734 | Gross: $8.11M
7. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Votes: 104,466 | Gross: $64.43M
8. We Were Soldiers (2002)
R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Votes: 126,641 | Gross: $78.12M
9. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.
Votes: 50,958 | Gross: $11.01M
11. The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
In the 1913 US Open, 20-year-old Francis Ouimet played golf against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon.
Votes: 27,133 | Gross: $15.33M
14. Stagecoach (1939)
Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.
15. W.E. (2011)
R | 119 min | Drama, History, Romance
The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
Votes: 11,800 | Gross: $0.58M
16. Summer of Sam (1999)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Votes: 35,163 | Gross: $19.28M
17. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.
18. Shocker (1989)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Votes: 14,374 | Gross: $16.55M
19. Che: Part One (2008)
Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Votes: 43,419 | Gross: $1.73M
21. Hell's Angels (1930)
Passed | 127 min | Drama, War
Brothers Monte and Ray leave Oxford to join the Royal Flying Corps. Ray loves Helen; Helen enjoys an affair with Monte; before they leave on their mission over Germany they find her in still another man's arms.
25. Parental Guidance (2012)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family
Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Votes: 24,404 | Gross: $77.27M
26. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 155 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.
28. When Trumpets Fade (1998 TV Movie)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama, War
A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct.
30. The Hoax (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
Votes: 15,832 | Gross: $7.16M
31. Baseball (1994–2010)
TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.
32. Amelia (2009)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Votes: 11,752 | Gross: $14.24M
33. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War
The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II
34. An American Affair (2008)
R | 93 min | Drama
In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age.
35. Inside Deep Throat (2005)
NC-17 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.
Votes: 6,406 | Gross: $0.65M
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 22,308 | Gross: $4.20M
37. Ed Gein (2000)
Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.
Votes: 4,979 | Gross: $0.01M
38. The City of Your Final Destination (2009)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
Twenty-eight-year-old Kansas University doctoral student Omar Razaghi (Omar Metwally) wins a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. Omar must get through to three ... See full summary »
39. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.
Votes: 5,333 | Gross: $3.70M
41. The Eichmann Show (2015 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama, History
Dramatisation of the team hoping to televise the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an infamous Nazi responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews. It focuses on Leo Hurwitz, a documentary film-maker and Milton Fruchtman, a producer.
42. Don't Drink the Water (1994 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Comedy
An ordinary American family goes on vacation to Europe. Because of the Cold War they are stuck in the U.S. Embassy surrounding by the Soviet forces.
44. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)
151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi
An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.
45. Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
R | 104 min | Drama
Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Votes: 1,878 | Gross: $2.00M
47. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)
R | 86 min | Biography, Drama
48. Becky Sharp (1935)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" ... See full summary »
49. Caught (1949)
Approved | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
An L.A. department store ambitious young model gets her wish of marrying a millionaire but she eventually discovers that rich life isn't always a happy one.