The Odense Filmz Club Listby caaremich | created - 09 Oct 2016 | updated - 09 Oct 2016 | Public
For my niece's film club
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1. Memento (2000)
R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller
A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.
Votes: 1,041,363 | Gross: $25.54M
Batman-director Christopher Nolan's awesome debut
2. JFK (1991)
R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller
New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Votes: 131,901 | Gross: $70.41M
The assascination of president Kennedy, based an prosecutor's book
3. The Morning After (1986)
R | 103 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
A washed up, alcoholic actress who is prone to blackouts wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she kill him and, if not, is she in danger?
Votes: 5,436 | Gross: $25.15M
One of the best thrillers by one of the best directors
4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
Votes: 189,259 | Gross: $102.31M
Two legendary actors in one of the greatest modern westerns
5. Unforgiven (1992)
R | 130 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
Votes: 345,670 | Gross: $101.16M
Must see-western directed and starred by gunslinger no. 1
6. Brubaker (1980)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama
The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
Votes: 14,618 | Gross: $37.12M
Prison movie + Robert Redford at the height of his career
7. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Not Rated | 131 min | Drama
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
Best movie adaptation of stage play, real-life couple Burton and Taylor in marriage drama
8. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 670,888 | Gross: $17.50M
The amazing Coen bros' most popular
9. Fargo (1996)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
Votes: 567,803 | Gross: $24.61M
The Coens best (apart from No country) and basis of current tv-series
10. Magnolia (1999)
R | 188 min | Drama
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Votes: 271,949 | Gross: $22.46M
Great ensemble drama by PT Anderson
11. Short Cuts (1993)
R | 188 min | Comedy, Drama
The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents.
Votes: 39,898 | Gross: $6.11M
Even greater ensemble by Altman
12. The Player (1992)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one?
Votes: 49,999 | Gross: $21.71M
Another Altman from his second coming
13. Don't Look Now (1973)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
Best horror #1
14. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time.
Votes: 46,987 | Gross: $24.95M
Best horror #2
15. The Tenant (1976)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
Votes: 34,707 | Gross: $1.92M
Best horror #3 (Polanski)
16. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
R | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
Best horror #4 (more Polanski)
17. Chinatown (1974)
R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
Votes: 269,036 | Gross: $29.20M
Young Jack Nicholson (and even more Polanski)
18. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Votes: 256,888 | Gross: $148.48M
Old Jack Nicholson
19. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.
Votes: 89,302 | Gross: $10.73M
Another great ensemble and stage adaptation
20. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 543,378 | Gross: $57.14M
Terry Gilliam's (and Bruce Willis') best, young Brad Pitt, basis for current tv-series
21. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Votes: 119,868 | Gross: $3.80M
David Lynch's (Twin Peaks) best/scariest
22. Mars Attacks! (1996)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.
Votes: 198,358 | Gross: $37.77M
Tim Burton, Nicholson and many others, funny
23. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,126,979 | Gross: $216.54M
Spielbergs visually amazing WW2
24. Chasing Amy (1997)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Votes: 126,207 | Gross: $12.01M
25. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
Cary Grant and Kath Hepburn from the golden years