All Time Favorites ( and beyond... )by tsamaica | created - 14 Feb 2011 | updated - 2 days ago | Public
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1. 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: 554,611 | Gross: $56.95M
Greatest work of art ever produced by a human being.
2. 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: 847,916 | Gross: $112.00M
Ode to freedom,with Jack on his finest moment.
3. Balthazar (1966)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.
Votes: 15,694 | Gross: $0.04M
The magic of simplicity.Insuperable Robert Bresson.
4. The Fog (1980)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.
Votes: 58,478 | Gross: $21.38M
The mastery of John Carpenter summoned in this unforgettable haunting horror film.
5. Withnail & I (1987)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.
Votes: 37,047 | Gross: $1.54M
Some of the most unforgettable lines in movie history are in this Brittish comedy about friendship,set in the late 60's.Huge cult status.
6. Dodes'ka-den (1970)
Not Rated | 140 min | Drama
Various tales in the lives of Tokyo slum dwellers, including a mentally deficient young man obsessed with driving his own commuter trolley.
Wonderful.Every single frame of it.
7. Dead Alive (1992)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.
Votes: 87,445 | Gross: $0.24M
Dark humor,gore galore,a gruesomely entertaining film-for all the sickening minds out there.
8. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
Votes: 61,224 | Gross: $0.06M
This cult classic manages to get you in its horrifying,secluded,paganistic world from the very first moment and it never lets you go,even after it's over.
9. Cul-de-sac (1966)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
In search of help, two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife; however, under the point of a gun, nothing is what it seems.
10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Votes: 123,611 | Gross: $139.88M
Enter at your own risk.Those who did,never got out.Never wanted.
11. Dead Poets Society (1989)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.
Votes: 380,477 | Gross: $95.86M
"Oh Captain,my Captain".
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: 560,117 | Gross: $83.47M
Cinema's perpetual masterpiece.
13. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Mind-blowing even after the 25th viewing...
14. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Votes: 802,924 | Gross: $44.02M
The "Einstein" of all horror films,plus superb camera work.
15. Memories of Murder (2003)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.
Votes: 106,087 | Gross: $0.01M
A top moment for Asian cinema of the last 20 years
16. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.
Votes: 170,383 | Gross: $132.09M
I can still hear the music theme every time i look up the sky.
17. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A nurse is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner, who has been acting strangely, on a Caribbean island.
A mystifying horror poem by the great Jacques Tourneur.
18. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
R | 81 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.
Master Of The Flying Guillotine.Personal favorite Kung-Fu movie.
19. Eagle vs Shark (2007)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
The tale of two socially-awkward misfits and the strange ways they try to find love: through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.
Votes: 21,109 | Gross: $0.22M
Indepentend cinema work of art.
PG | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 421,821 | Gross: $0.28M
Black comedy about the end of the world?Yes please.
21. Blade Runner (1982)
R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Votes: 641,237 | Gross: $32.87M
"...like tears in the rain".One of the top 3 best photographed films ever.
22. The Last Wave (1977)
PG | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aboriginal Persons in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.
Peter Weir's breathtaking drama.
23. Ugetsu (1953)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.
Votes: 18,409 | Gross: $0.01M
An utterly beautiful film by the great Mizoguchi.
24. The Seventh Seal (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
Three reasons: Bergman,Von Syndow,Dance of Death.
25. 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: 654,463 | Gross: $28.26M
Scorsese to influence every cinema lover from then on,De Niro redefining acting.
26. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City doctor embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife reveals a painful secret to him.
Votes: 277,517 | Gross: $55.69M
An odyssey into the mind and the labyrinths of human sexuality.Stanley Kubrick's swan song.
27. Brazil (1985)
R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.
Votes: 177,509 | Gross: $9.93M
Futuristic nightmare for the years to come,if they're not already here.
28. Seven Samurai (1954)
Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Votes: 290,306 | Gross: $0.27M
Master Kurosawa teaches cinema to the world.
29. 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: 856,211 | Gross: $125.62M
Question everything.There are no limits.Don't accept the reality which you are given.
30. 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: 1,318,372 | Gross: $100.13M
Every single thriller that came out after Se7en tried to imitate it.It remains a tremendous work.
31. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 611,246 | Gross: $85.16M
There was a time when you could actually say there was a perfect action-horror-sci fi movie.
32. 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: 339,272 | Gross: $13.78M
E.T. is not friendly...
33. Stalker (1979)
Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.
Votes: 101,151 | Gross: $0.23M
Tarkovsky's movies aren't just movies,they are experiences.And this is the most exciting one.
34. Day of Wrath (1943)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History
The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.
Dreyer's touch on a midieval witch hunt story.
35. 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: 637,020 | Gross: $6.10M
Leone,Morricone,Eastwood and possibly a film that deserved a Nobel prize for directing.
36. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 92,801 | Gross: $7.00M
The charming weirdness of David Lynch's mind in all its glory.
37. Chungking Express (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
Votes: 54,569 | Gross: $0.60M
Modern piece of art from Wong Kar Wai.
38. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama