Best Movies Ever

by dcheval | created - 11 May 2014 | updated - 12 May 2014 | Public

Best Movies Ever

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1. Teorema (1968)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

A mysterious young man seduces each member of a bourgeois family. When he suddenly leaves, how will their lives change?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky

Votes: 10,517

2. The Decameron (1971)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic, Vincenzo Amato

Votes: 8,616

3. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

While recovering in Venice, sickly Composer Gustav von Aschenbach (Sir Dirk Bogarde) becomes dangerously fixated with teenager Tadzio (Björn Andrésen).

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 16,768

4. The Canterbury Tales (1972)

NC-17 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti

Votes: 5,853

5. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War

In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Laura Betti, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle

Votes: 48,541

6. Risky Business (1983)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.

Director: Paul Brickman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

Votes: 74,118 | Gross: $63.50M

7. Thirst for Gold (1993)

81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Some people will do anything for money, and even more - for gold.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Christian Clavier, Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob, Philippe Khorsand

Votes: 834

8. Guardian Angels (1995)

G | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Eva Grimaldi, Yves Rénier

Votes: 2,803

9. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack

Votes: 273,955 | Gross: $55.69M

10. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

83 Metascore

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.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 292,356 | Gross: $7.22M

11. Irréversible (2002)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

51 Metascore

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia

Votes: 107,870 | Gross: $0.75M

12. Whatever You Say (2002)

110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Bastien, an ambitious young production assistant, catches the attention of Jean-Louis, a producer of high regard, and is granted a shot at his own television show.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Berléand, Guillaume Canet, Diane Kruger, Philippe Lefebvre

Votes: 1,485

13. Bullit & Riper (2003)

95 min | Comedy

FBI agents, Bullit and Riper are investigating the murder of the young stripper Pamela Rose, found murdered in a hotel room in Bornsville, a small American city without stories.

Director: Eric Lartigau | Stars: Kad Merad, Olivier Baroux, Gérard Darmon, Jean-Paul Rouve

Votes: 2,314

14. The Car Keys (2003)

90 min | Comedy

Baffie is in his luxury pad. His pal Daniel comes by. They are going out. Baffie can't find his car keys.

Director: Laurent Baffie | Stars: Laurent Baffie, Daniel Russo, Pascal Sellem, Karine Lyachenko

Votes: 1,338

15. Bunker paradise (2005)

109 min | Drama

A cab driver is torn between disgust and contempt towards a small clique of rich, decadent, misanthropic friends and his secret wish to be one of them, when he drives their dying friend to their doorstep one night.

Director: Stefan Liberski | Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, François Vincentelli, Audrey Marnay, Bouli Lanners

Votes: 182

16. Dikkenek (2006)

84 min | Comedy

A womaniser, the titular big mouth, helps his introvert best friend find true love.

Director: Olivier Van Hoofstadt | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Luc Couchard, Jérémie Renier

Votes: 3,991

17. The Price to Pay (2007)

95 min | Comedy

A wealthy businessman takes advice from his chauffeur on how to put the spark back into his marriage.

Director: Alexandra Leclère | Stars: Christian Clavier, Nathalie Baye, Gérard Lanvin, Géraldine Pailhas

Votes: 851

18. The Tuche Family (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy

When the Tuche family wins 100 million euros, they will need to be accepted in swanky Monaco whilst staying true to themselves.

Director: Olivier Baroux | Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Nanty, Claire Nadeau, Théo Fernandez

Votes: 2,643

19. Les Profs (2013)

88 min | Comedy

The worst teachers are recruited to save the worst school in France from shutting down.

Director: Pierre-François Martin-Laval | Stars: Christian Clavier, Isabelle Nanty, Pierre-François Martin-Laval, Kev Adams

Votes: 2,882

20. The Good Life (2013)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Yves is living in hiding with his sons, Sylvain and Pierre. Two years before, he had abducted them from their mother after a judge ruled against him. But the boys are growing up now, and ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Denizot | Stars: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Nicolas Bouchaud, Jules Pélissier, Solène Rigot

Votes: 184

21. Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)

97 min | Comedy

A Catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.

Director: Philippe de Chauveron | Stars: Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Ary Abittan, Medi Sadoun

Votes: 34,480

22. False Movement (2014)

85 min | Drama

Victor (15) is dragged by his mother from Paris to Quebec City, to build a new life for themselves, following the death of his father. While skipping class one afternoon, he sees another a student on the ledge.

Director: Christophe Cousin | Stars: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Antoine L'Écuyer, Aure Atika, Anne-Marie Cadieux

Votes: 44

23. Among the Living (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Three kids skip school in order to explore an abandoned film studio lot where they catch site of a woman being dragged across the lot by a masked man.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Anne Marivin, Théo Fernandez, Francis Renaud, Zacharie Chasseriaud

Votes: 1,786

24. Ma Mère (2004)

NC-17 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

35 Metascore

When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Emma de Caunes, Joana Preiss

Votes: 5,784 | Gross: $0.07M

25. The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 101,373 | Gross: $2.53M

26. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 99,767 | Gross: $9.17M

27. Young Ones (2014)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.

Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning

Votes: 8,743

28. Dans Paris (2006)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father's apartment and ... See full summary »

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Romain Duris, Louis Garrel, Alice Butaud, Joana Preiss

Votes: 3,752 | Gross: $0.06M

29. Neighbors (I) (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy

68 Metascore

After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow

Votes: 267,266 | Gross: $150.16M

30. Tom at the Farm (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 14,005

31. Heartbeats (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Anne Dorval

Votes: 24,593 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Cold Showers (2005)

102 min | Drama

The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich, one poor. The story of Mickael - judo fanatic and doomed lover - and his parents, both ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Cordier | Stars: Johan Libéreau, Salomé Stévenin, Florence Thomassin, Jean-Philippe Écoffey

Votes: 2,096

33. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval

Votes: 8,099 | Gross: $0.12M

34. American Translation (2011)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris and the beautiful ... See full summary »

Directors: Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr | Stars: Lizzie Brocheré, Pierre Perrier, Karl E. Landler, Djédjé Apali

Votes: 718

35. Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

34 Metascore

Three generations of a French family open up about their sexual experiences and desires after young Romain is caught masturbating in his biology class.

Directors: Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr | Stars: Mathias Melloul, Valérie Maës, Stephan Hersoen, Leïla Denio

Votes: 3,550

36. Going South (2009)

87 min | Drama, Romance

In the summer, 27 year-old Sam drives towards the south of France in his Ford. He meets Matthieu and his sister Léa and takes them along in his apparently aimless journey. Matthieu has a ... See full summary »

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Yannick Renier, Léa Seydoux, Nicole Garcia, Théo Frilet

Votes: 557

37. Ken Park (2002)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents.

Directors: Larry Clark, Edward Lachman | Stars: Adam Chubbuck, James Bullard, Seth Gray, Eddie Daniels

Votes: 27,643



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