Favourite movies and seriesby BridgitteVonHammersmark | created - 01 Jan 2014 | updated - 05 Jul 2014 | Public
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1. Gangs of New York (2002)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Votes: 375,443 | Gross: $77.81M
Daniel Day Lewis' best performance to date. Riveting. And although it's fiction, it's a pretty accurate depiction of New York at that time from what I've read about the history of New York. I think New York is the most fascinating city in the U.S.
2. 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: 1,089,122 | Gross: $132.38M
This film transferred DiCaprio from a boy to a man, not necessarily literally but character wise. I have never seen him play boyish roles after this film. And the plot twists were truly intriguing. Jack Nicholson also gave a stellar performance even though he is quite old by now.
3. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 1,019,820 | Gross: $128.01M
Officially turned me into a fan of the DiCaprio/Scorsese combo. They do bring out the best in eachother. Again, great plot twist and Scorsese officially pulled off making a mental institution and mental illness scary. DiCaprio plays good crazy and good drug addict.
4. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
Votes: 202,703 | Gross: $170.69M
I HATE musicals, Moulin Rouge couldn't even do it for me. But Chicago won me over. Why? I couldn't tell you. I truly did fid it good entertainment.
5. Saw V (2008)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests.
Votes: 107,769 | Gross: $56.75M
6. Saw IV (2007)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.
Votes: 132,193 | Gross: $63.30M
7. Saw III (2006)
R | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.
Votes: 167,720 | Gross: $80.24M
9. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 355,149 | Gross: $56.00M
I love all of the Saw movies. They satisfy my need for gore porn but they're not too gross like Hostel, which I cannot stomach. Even though the storyline is weak I can look past it.
10. 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: 594,534 | Gross: $16.50M
I like it for the fact that it's about heroin addiction and I was a drug addict once upon a time. The display was very acurate, more so than Requiem For A Dream. It also added humor to a horrible subject.
11. RocknRolla (2008)
R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »
Votes: 221,404 | Gross: $5.69M
Guy Richie is very character driven, meaning the characters 'character' is just as important as the story, if not more. His characters are the main source of entertainment and they are all eccentric in their own ways. I'd like to see Ritchie's friend list on his smartphone. He seems to truly appreciate eccentricity.
12. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 328,527 | Gross: $27.11M
13. True Detective (2014– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.
14. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 776,110 | Gross: $74.28M
15. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 468,982 | Gross: $40.22M
16. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 201,930 | Gross: $50.28M
17. The Stone Angel (2007)
R | 116 min | Drama
A 90-year-old woman, rapidly losing her memory and knowing that sooner or later her life will be over, returns to the Manitoba farmhouse she grew up in to try and make peace with her dysfunctional family.
Votes: 1,598 | Gross: $0.46M
18. The Iceman (2012)
R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.
Votes: 66,107 | Gross: $1.94M
19. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
R | 121 min | Drama, Thriller
Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights.
Votes: 59,340 | Gross: $16.64M
20. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A teenager finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened after he free falls into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Votes: 95,118 | Gross: $2.42M
21. Marie Antoinette (2006)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Votes: 93,706 | Gross: $15.96M
22. Melancholia (2011)
R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Votes: 154,903 | Gross: $3.03M
23. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
Votes: 918,583 | Gross: $70.10M
24. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
Votes: 625,314 | Gross: $66.21M
25. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Votes: 1,229,270 | Gross: $162.81M
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: 1,140,281 | Gross: $120.54M
27. 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: 1,666,735 | Gross: $107.93M
28. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.
Votes: 703,783 | Gross: $1.48M
30. Sid and Nancy (1986)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 27,655 | Gross: $2.83M
31. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 419,023 | Gross: $42.44M
32. 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: 918,646 | Gross: $46.84M
33. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.