Showing 20 titles of total 249 (movies top250). 

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

# 00145 IMDb TOP250 #1 TV-14 | R 

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

TaglineFear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Director: Frank Darabont (directed by)

Drama (2h 22min)

USA USA

Rated 9.3 after 2,088,661 votes, 80% postive reviews on 17-May-19.

Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 32 nominations

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

The Godfather (1972)

# 00186 IMDb TOP250 #2 R 

The Godfather (1972)

TaglineAn offer you can't refuse.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Crime, Drama (2h 55min)

USA USA

Rated 9.2 after 1,370,883 votes, 100% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

Won 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 28 nominations

When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen.

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

# 00293 IMDb TOP250 #3

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Crime, Drama (3h 20min)

USA USA

Rated 9.0 after 949,110 votes, 90% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

Won 6 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

The Dark Knight (2008)

# 05020 IMDb TOP250 #4

The Dark Knight (2008)

TaglineWhy So Serious?

Director: Christopher Nolan

Action, Crime, Thriller (2h 32min)

USA USA

Rated 9.0 after 2,005,177 votes, 84% postive reviews on 09-Jan-19.

Won 2 Oscars. Another 79 wins & 62 nominations

With just one year having passed after taking out Ra's Al Ghul's plan to have Gotham eliminated and the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Jonathan Crane AKA the Scarecrow, and after the city was nearly plundered with his toxins, Bruce Wayne and his vigilante alter-ego the Batman, continue the seemingly endless effort to bring order to Gotham, with the help of Lt. James Gordon and newly appointed (...)

12 Angry Men (1957)

# 00160 IMDb TOP250 #5

12 Angry Men (1957)

TaglineLife Is In Their Hands -- Death Is On Their Minds!

Director: Sidney Lumet

Drama, Crime (1h 36min)

USA USA

Rated 8.9 after 560,288 votes, 96% postive reviews on 06-Oct-18.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations

Heralded as one of the all-time great theatrical releases, "12 Angry Men" focuses on a jury's deliberations in a capital murder case. A 12-man jury is sent to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of an 18-year-old Latino accused in the stabbing death of his father, where a guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence. The case appears to be open-and-shut: The defendant has a (...)

Schindler's List (1993)

# 00151 IMDb TOP250 #6

Schindler's List (1993)

TaglineWhoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Biography, Drama, History, War (3h 15min)

USA USA

Rated 8.9 after 1,057,933 votes, 93% postive reviews on 25-Jan-19.

Won 7 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 23 nominations

Oskar Schindler is a vain, glorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. A testament for the good in all of us.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

# 01188 IMDb TOP250 #7 PG-13 

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

TaglineThe eye of the enemy is moving.

Director: Peter Jackson

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy (3h 21min)

New Zealand New Zealand, USA USA

Rated 8.9 after 1,455,480 votes, 94% postive reviews on 23-Jan-19.

Won 11 Oscars. Another 198 wins & 122 nominations

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

# 00189 IMDb TOP250 #8

Pulp Fiction (1994)

TaglineGirls like me don't make invitations like this to just anyone!

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Crime, Drama (2h 34min)

USA USA

Rated 8.9 after 1,605,045 votes, 94% postive reviews on 17-Feb-19.

Won Oscar. Another 43 wins & 40 nominations

Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are two hitmen on the hunt for a briefcase whose contents were stolen from their boss, Marsellus Wallace. They run into a few unexpected detours along the road. Marsellus is out of town, and he's gotten Vincent to take care of his wife, Mia. That is, take her out for a night on the town. Things go smoothly until one of them makes a huge error. Butch Coolidge is a (...)

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966)

# 00169 IMDb TOP250 #9

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966)

(The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

TaglineFor Three Men The Civil War Wasn't Hell. It Was Practice!

Director: Sergio Leone

Action, Adventure, Western (2h 41min)

Italy Italy, Spain Spain

Rated 8.9 after 602,549 votes, 90% postive reviews on 26-Dec-18.

1 nomination

Blondie (The Good) is a professional gunslinger who is out trying to earn a few dollars. Angel Eyes (The Bad) is a hit man who always commits to a task and sees it through, as long as he is payed to do so. And Tuco (The Ugly) is a wanted outlaw trying to take care of his own hide. Tuco and Blondie share a partnership together making money off Tuco's bounty, but when Blondie unties the (...)

Fight Club (1999)

# 00006 IMDb TOP250 #10 TV-14 | TV-MA | R 

Fight Club (1999)

TaglineHow much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?

Director: David Fincher

Drama (2h 19min)

USA USA, Germany Germany

Rated 8.8 after 1,662,088 votes, 66% postive reviews on 26-Apr-19.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 34 nominations

A nameless first person narrator (Edward Norton) attends support groups in attempt to subdue his emotional state and relieve his insomniac state. When he meets Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), another fake attendee of support groups, his life seems to become a little more bearable. However when he associates himself with Tyler (Brad Pitt) he is dragged into an underground fight club and soap making (...)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

# 01187 IMDb TOP250 #11

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

TaglineThe Legend Comes to Life

Director: Peter Jackson

Action, Adventure, Fantasy (2h 58min)

New Zealand New Zealand, USA USA

Rated 8.8 after 1,447,222 votes, 92% postive reviews on 30-Oct-18.

Won 4 Oscars. Another 61 wins & 70 nominations

An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, (...)

Forrest Gump (1994)

# 00185 IMDb TOP250 #12

Forrest Gump (1994)

TaglineThe world will never be the same once you've seen it through the eyes of Forrest Gump.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Comedy, Drama, Romance (2h 22min)

USA USA

Rated 8.8 after 1,504,585 votes, 82% postive reviews on 04-Aug-18.

Won 6 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 39 nominations

The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he's too stupid to realize the (...)

Inception (2010)

# 07622 IMDb TOP250 #13 TV-14 | PG-13 

Inception (2010)

TaglineYour mind is the scene of the crime

Director: Christopher Nolan

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller (2h 28min)

USA USA, UK UK

Rated 8.8 after 1,839,881 votes, 74% postive reviews on 08-Jun-19.

Won 4 Oscars. Another 152 wins & 204 nominations

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has (...)

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

# 00421 IMDb TOP250 #14

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

TaglineThe Adventure Continues...

Director: Irvin Kershner

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi (2h 04min)

USA USA

Rated 8.8 after 1,005,535 votes, 82% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 12 nominations

The story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and the others didn't end with the destruction of the Death Star - it continues in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Imperial forces have since driven the Rebels to hide on the ice world Hoth. But even on such an icy, backwater world, they cannot escape the wicked Darth Vader's eye for long, and he devastates the Rebel base in an assault with the (...)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

# 01050 IMDb TOP250 #15

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

TaglineA New Power Is Rising.

Director: Peter Jackson

Action, Adventure, Fantasy (2h 59min)

USA USA, New Zealand New Zealand, Germany Germany

Rated 8.7 after 1,291,107 votes, 87% postive reviews on 20-Oct-18.

Won 2 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 63 nominations

The Fellowship has been broken. Boromir is dead, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee have gone to Mordor alone to destroy the One Ring, Merry and Pippin have been captured by the Uruk-hai, and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli have made friends of the Rohan, a race of humans that are in the path of the upcoming war, led by its aging king, Théoden. The two towers between Mordor and Isengard, Barad-dúr (...)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

# 00192 IMDb TOP250 #16

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

TaglineIf he's crazy, what does that make you?

Director: Milos Forman

Drama (2h 13min)

USA USA

Rated 8.7 after 823,420 votes, 80% postive reviews on 22-Apr-19.

Won 5 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 12 nominations

McMurphy, a man with several assault convictions to his name, finds himself in jail once again. This time, the charge is statutory rape when it turns out that his girlfriend had lied about being eighteen, and was, in fact, fifteen (or, as McMurphy puts it, "fifteen going on thirty-five"). Rather than spend his time in jail, he convinces the guards that he's crazy enough to need psychiatric care (...)

Goodfellas (1990)

# 00112 IMDb TOP250 #17 TV-14 | R 

Goodfellas (1990)

Tagline"As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Crime, Drama (2h 26min)

USA USA

Rated 8.7 after 901,389 votes, 89% postive reviews on 17-May-19.

Won Oscar. Another 43 wins & 37 nominations

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.

The Matrix (1999)

# 00243 IMDb TOP250 #19 R 

The Matrix (1999)

TaglineFree your mind

Director: Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Action, Sci-Fi (2h 16min)

USA USA

Rated 8.7 after 1,456,319 votes, 73% postive reviews on 23-Dec-18.

Won 4 Oscars. Another 37 wins & 49 nominations

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a (...)

Shichinin no samurai (1954)

# 00299 IMDb TOP250 #20

Shichinin no samurai (1954)

(Seven Samurai)

TaglineThe Mighty Warriors Who Became the Seven National Heroes of a Small Town

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Action, Adventure, Drama (2h 40min)

Japan Japan

Rated 8.7 after 284,650 votes, 98% postive reviews on 10-Jun-19.

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations

A village is constantly attacked by well armed bandits. One day after an attack they seek the wisdom of an elder who tells them they cannot afford weapons, but they can find men with weapons, samurai, who will fight for them, if they find samurai who are in down on their luck and wondering where their next meal will come from. They find a very experienced samurai with a good heart who agrees to (...)

Se7en (1995)

# 00168 IMDb TOP250 #21 R 

Se7en (1995)

TaglineLong is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light.

Director: David Fincher

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller (2h 07min)

USA USA

Rated 8.6 after 1,222,593 votes, 65% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 25 wins & 33 nominations

A film about two homicide detectives' (Morgan Freeman and (Brad Pitt desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" (Kevin Spacey) sermonizes to Detectives Somerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The (...)

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