My favourite movies of all timeby sergecornu | created - 22 Apr 2011 | updated - 19 Mar 2017 | Public
This is an eclectic collection of the movies I consider are worth watching and owning.
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1. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Votes: 655,861 | Gross: $33.23M
Magical French movie, a MUST SEE
3. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 944,631 | Gross: $210.61M
No need to exlpain!
4. L'auberge espagnole (2002)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Votes: 37,752 | Gross: $3.90M
Multilingual French movie, it will make you want to live abroad for some time...
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Votes: 830,597 | Gross: $34.40M
6. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 129,551 | Gross: $4.06M
Emotional German movie about a woman whose children pretend the Berlin wall never fell and Communism in Germany is alive and well, after she wakes up from a coma shortly after the fall of the wall. Very cleverly made, Yann Tiersen's soundtrack.
8. 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: 913,480 | Gross: $46.84M
9. Le Film de les Nuls (1994)
93 min | Comedy
A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.
French comedy. Very funny!
10. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
PG | 104 min | Drama, War
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Votes: 28,372 | Gross: $4.54M
Dramatic French WWII movie about a christian boy in a boarding school who befriends a jewish boy hidden there along with others by the priest, director of that school. When they are found out by the NAZIs and are taken away, the christian boys that remain say goodbye to the father, and he says Au revoir les enfants back to them. Very dramatic indeed!!!
11. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
R | 102 min | Drama
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
Votes: 704,867 | Gross: $3.64M
An ageing woman dreams of getting on a TV show and goes on a diet of uppers in the mornings and downers in the evenings, prescribed by her doc. She doesn't realise that. of course! Her son, a junkie, and a friend dream of making money selling heroin, and the son's girlfriend dreams of being a designer. All their dreams die, hence the title. Very intense movie, intense soundtrack.
12. Happiness (1998)
Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama
The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.
Votes: 62,868 | Gross: $2.81M
Very serious, but very funny movie about pedophily, failed relationships, and the pursuit of happiness, whatever it involves. People walked of the cinema rooms when it came out!
13. The Goonies (1985)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.
Votes: 219,057 | Gross: $61.50M
14. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 93 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 592,426 | Gross: $16.50M
15. Strong Language (2000)
Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Crime
While a narrator tells the story of a night of terror that changes his life forever, 16 young people chat about their lives in London. With topics ranging from the drug "ecstasy," to AIDs ... See full summary »
Nostalgic movie about the evolution of 1990's britpop/britculture. Seemingly unrelated people interviewed about a dramatic event tehy all witnessed.
16. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Votes: 33,562 | Gross: $0.21M
Weird Belgian film about a film crew following a serial killer. Very explicit, child killing and rape scene. Worth watching though.
17. Run Lola Run (1998)
R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.
Votes: 179,693 | Gross: $7.27M
German movie. Lola's running against time, three times.
18. Scarface (1983)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Votes: 669,818 | Gross: $45.60M
Coke remake of the old booze classic. not aged that well, but the final scene will always be a good as ever!
19. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 913,513 | Gross: $23.34M
20. Late Night Shopping (2001)
91 min | Comedy
Four young friends have tedious night jobs and meet every night after work in a café. Sean hasn't met his girlfriend in three weeks, Vincent flirts with everybody, Lenny is too afraid to ... See full summary »
Scottish film about 3 guys and a girl working night jobs and meeting in the evenings before work and in the mornings after work in a cafe, trying to figure out whether they are friends or merely aquaintences.
21. Election (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
Votes: 83,500 | Gross: $14.88M
22. Limitless (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 105 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access one hundred percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
Votes: 494,937 | Gross: $79.25M
23. Source Code (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
Votes: 454,272 | Gross: $54.71M
24. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,083,529 | Gross: $132.38M
26. Stand by Me (1986)
R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a boyhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 335,687 | Gross: $52.29M
27. War of the Buttons (1962)
90 min | Comedy, Family
The school boys of two villages in France are fighting. Their trophy are the buttons they will snatch from the enemy. This fight will bring those kids to everlasting friendship...eventually.
28. Assassin(s) (1997)
128 min | Drama, Crime
Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.
29. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
Votes: 1,074,036 | Gross: $53.09M