80+ Fascinating Movies You Should Not Miss At Any Cost


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When it comes to movies, everyone has their favorites. It’s one thing we can’t argue about, whether you are a classic movie enthusiast or someone who likes to watch movies for hours.

We’ve rounded up some other timeless movies for you, that you must watch in your lifetime. Our list includes some of the most well-known directors, actors, genres, languages, and times. Don’t miss out on this, all the movie buffs!

“I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made films were magicians.”

— Francis Ford Coppola.

1. Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Drama/Crime IMDb Rating: 9.3/10

Adapted from Stephen King’s novel, it is one of the best films of all time about two imprisoned men who bond over time, find comfort and redemption through acts of compassion.

The story begins with the experience of a successful banker who is a prisoner in the Shawshank jailhouse after he is found guilty of killing his wife and her lover.

Andy Dufresne is sentenced to life imprisonment. However, Andy is aware that he did not commit the crimes. During his time there, he makes friends with Red and other inmates. They all witness the brutality of prison life.

2. The Prestige (2006)

Mystery/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.5/10)

This intriguing plot revolves around a feud between former partners and stage illusionists Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. The death of Angier’s wife during an earlier trick strained relations between the two men. As the film progresses, they are driven to insanity, endangering the lives of everyone around them.

3. Gone Girl (2014)

Thriller/Mystery (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

Amy Dunne mysteriously disappears on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary and Nick Dunne, her husband, becomes the prime suspect of her disappearance. This results in pressure from the police and media leading to questions about who the couple truly is.

4. Donnie Darko (2001)

Sci-fi/Fantasy (IMDb Rating: 8/10)

The plot revolves around Donnie Darko, an introverted teenager who meets Frank, a mysterious character dressed in a bunny who convinces him that the world is ending and forces him to commit a series of crimes.

5. Inception (2010)

Action/Sci-fi (IMDb Rating: 8.8/10)

A thief who steals corporate data via dream-sharing technology finds an inverse assignment of clearing his criminal history if he can perform inception.

6. Se7en (1995)

Thriller/Crime (IMDb Rating: 8.6/10)

David Fincher’s most popular thriller films of all time. The plot revolves around retiring police detective William Somerset, who takes on one last case with the help of newly transferred David Mills.

They come across a string of heinous murders only to realize that they are dealing with a serial killer, hunting down people he believes are representations of the seven deadly sins.

7. Shutter Island (2010)

Psychological thriller/Mystery (IMDb Rating: 8.2/10)

Martin Scorsese’s thrilling film about the unlikely escape of a murderer compels US Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner to visit Ashecliffe Hospital, which is an unusual fortress-like asylum for the insane. It is situated on a remote, clifftop island.

The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room. Although, there are hints of heinous crimes committed within the hospital. In the process, Teddy realizes that he needs to confront some of his own dark fears in the progress of the investigation. 

8. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Drama/Comedy-drama (IMDb Rating: 8.7/10)

This comedy-drama follows the life of a prisoner attempting to escape prison labor by faking insanity and being transferred to a special facility for the mentally ill.

9. Life Of Pi (2012)

Adventure Drama (IMDb Rating: 7.9/10)

Based on Yann Martel’s novel, this movie is the tale of Pi, a young boy who is the only survivor of a thunderstorm and finds himself in a lifeboat that is in the middle of nowhere. We know about his journey in fighting against the odds by the company of the royal Bengal tiger.

10. Titanic (1997)

Romance/Drama (IMDb Rating: 7.8/10)

This romantic story revolves around a young girl Rose who belongs to an aristocratic family and is set to be married. She boards the Titanic, “the ship of dreams” with her family and meets Jack Dawson who an artist, and they fall in love, followed by a turn of events.

11. Fight Club (1999)

Drama/Thriller (IMDb Ratings: 8.8/10)

The plot revolves around a man suffering from insomnia and is depressed from his mundane life. He meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden and eventually discovers himself forming an underground club with strict rules where men leading monotonous lives come and fight each other.

12. The Sixth Sense (1999)

Thriller/Horror (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

A child psychologist begins treating a young boy who claims that he can communicate with unhappy spirits.

13. The Green Mile (1999)

Drama/Crime (IMDb Rating: 8.6/10)

Paul, the head guard, comes across an inmate, John, an African American who is accused of murdering two white girls. His perspective changes drastically when he discovers that John is a soft-hearted person and whether he has really committed the murders.

14. American History X (1998)

Crime/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.5/10)

Derek, a former Neo-Nazi who spent three years in prison for hate crimes, changes for the better. His brother Danny follows the same path as him. Derek seeks to change his mind to not follow the path of prejudice. 

15. The Terminal (2004)

Romance/Drama (IMDb Rating: 7.4/10)

This story is about Viktor Navorski, an Eastern European who gets stuck at the John F Kennedy airport due to a war in his country. He is forced to stay at the airport by officials and cannot leave the terminal.

16. Dead Poets Society (1989)

Drama/Teen (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

The movie tells us a story about a conservative boarding school in Vermont, Welton Academy. A progressive English teacher tries to inspire his students about life and seizing the moment!

17. The Departed (2006)

Crime/Thriller (IMDb Rating: 8.5/10)

The plot of Departed is an undercover agent and a spy who constantly counter-attacks each other to infiltrate an Irish gang. Alongside, saving themselves from being exposed in front of the authorities.

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18. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Sci-fi/Adventure: (IMDb Rating: 8.3/10)

Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction film about five astronauts on board the ship on a mission to Jupiter. The reason for it is unknown to the astronauts at the start of the mission. HAL is the name given to the spaceship’s computer system. It begins to exhibit strange behavior, leading to a clash between man and machine, resulting in a mind-boggling journey through space and time.

This is an enigmatic adaptation of a novel by science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, providing us with some of the best science fiction movies of all time.

19. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Drama/Romance (IMDb Rating: 8.2/10)

The tale of Nash, a mathematical genius who, earlier in his career, made an important discovery and was on the verge of international acclaim. Later, finds himself on a path of self-discovery.

20. The Godfather (1972)

Crime/Drama (IMDb Rating: 9.2/10)

Based on Mario Puzo’s series of novels, this mafia drama is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. It focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone, played by Marlon Brando.

The plot focuses on his youngest son, Michael, who joins the Mafia and is drawn into the unavoidable cycle of violence and betrayal. Michael finds himself drawn deeper into the family business.

21. In The Mood For Love (2000)

Romance/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

You’d instantly find this to be a classic movie. In The Mood for Love is definitely one. This film begins with a guide leading us towards the narrow alleys and stairwells of Hong Kong in the 60s.

It takes us into the lives of two neighbors (Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung) who find their spouses are having affairs. Both imagine and reenact how their partners might act, while in the process they fall for each other. It conveys a sense of intimacy and sexual tension between two people.

22. Seven Samurai (1954)

Action Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.6/10)

Akira Kurosawa’s action drama loads a finely drawn epic of Toshiro Mifune as the Self-made samurai. After falling on hard times, he responds to a village’s request for help.

The town requires protection from bandits, so the Samurai begins to assemble six others to assist him in teaching the folks how to defend themselves, while the villagers provide food for the soldiers. When 40 bandits attack the village, a massive battle begins.

23. There Will Be Blood (2007)

Drama/Epic (IMDb Rating: 8.2/10)

This epic drama by Paul Thomas Anderson stars Daniel Day-Lewis as an oil baron turned into a prospector. There Will Be Blood has memorable dialogue such as “Who will drink your milkshake?”

Plainview uses his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image to others. He persuades local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for pennies on the dollar. But, local preacher Eli Sunday, on the other hand, suspects his motives and intentions, which sparks a feud that causes a muddle in both lives.

24. Goodfellas (1990)

Crime/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.7/10)

Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s book “Wiseguy ” this Thriller Drama is probably Martin Scorsese’s best work. It all starts with a young man who grows up in a mafia group. He works extremely hard to rise through the ranks. He enjoys his life of wealth and luxury, but he is completely unaware of the horror he is causing with what he does.

After his experience with drug addiction and a few blunders, he eventually derails from his climb to the top. 

25. The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Dark Comedy (IMDb Rating: 8.2/10)

Jordan Belfort, starring Leonardo DiCaprio accepts an entry-level position at a WallConsideredirm in 1987. He founded his own firm, SVertigo Stratton Oakmont, in the early 1990s, while still in his twenties. Belfort makes a fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions of dollars with the help of his trusted friend and a group of brokers.

Belfort and his associates indulge in luxurious life sex, drugs, and alcohol however, the FBI are keen on closing his empire.

26. Vertigo (1958)

Mystery/Noir (IMDb Rating: 8.3/10)

Vertigo is considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films. The plot revolves around an ex-police officer with a severe fear of heights who is hired to prevent an old friend’s wife from committing suicide, but all is not as it appears. There are numerous twists and turns in this psychodrama

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27. Jaws (1975)

Horror/Adventure (IMDb Rating: 8/10)

When a young girl is attacked by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England resort town of Amity Island, chief of police Martin Brody decides to close the beaches, but the mayor disregards him, afraid that perhaps the loss of tourist revenue will bankrupt the town.

Steven Spielberg’s tale of a shark tormenting a beach town remains quite effective in recent times and is rightly considered as one of the most thrilling and suspenseful films ever made.

28. Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)

Western/Drama (MDb Rating: 8.5/10)

This is a cult classic by Leone’s spaghetti that resembles Western America. This epic film is about heroes who are fading into obscurity.

It also revolves around the story of a single piece of land near Flagstone with water on it, which rail baron Morton wants although the new railroad will have to stop there. He dispatches his henchman Frank to frighten the landowner. Instead, Frank murders him and blames it on a well-known bandit, Cheyenne. Meanwhile, two unidentified individuals arrive in town.

29. Pulp Fiction (1994)

Crime/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.9/10)

What is your personal favorite of Pulp Fiction? Willis, Bruce? The duo of Jules and Vincent Vaga, or Quentin Tarantino’s cameo in his own film. This film has thrilling moments as well as insane dialogue. The plot of Pulp Fiction revolves around two Hitmen who enjoy philosophical debates, as well as their intertwined lives with their boss, who is a gangster called Marsellus Wallace, along with his wife Mia, a struggling boxer, a master Winston Wolfe and armed robbers who do perform their tasks in a nervous manner

30. Taxi Driver (1976)

Drama/Crime (IMDb Rating: 8.4/10)

Taxi Driver is about a long-forgotten New York and a portrayal of a distorted mind. It represents the pinnacle of the realistic art film of the 70s. 

Martin Scorsese’s vision is filled with an uneasy atmosphere of philosophical depths that are brought to life by Robert De Niro’s unforgettable performance as Travis Bickle, a young man who suffers from insomnia and is a disturbed loner who takes a job as a New York City cabbie. He is disconnected from reality as he fantasises about cleaning up the filthy city.

31. Lost In Translation (2003)

Romance/Drama (IMDb Rating: 7.7/10)

This is Sofia Coppola’s tale of a newly married couple in Tokyo, where two universes collide. She approaches each of her characters with warmth and sensitivity that shines through on-screen.

The noteworthy factor of his film is Scarlett Johansson and how the film captures those moments of melancholy. For those who enjoy watching movies, this is a must-watch!

32. Spirited Away (2001)

Family/Fantasy (IMDb Rating: 8.6/10)

Spirited Away, the gem of Japanese animation Studio Ghibli by Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. This film has the power to bring out the inner child in grown-ups too. It is also Japan’s highest-grossing film of all time.

Spirited Away, is kind of a spin on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is a fascinating story filled with smoke spirits, monsters, and mythical creatures. The story begins with a little girl Chihiro who finds herself in a mysterious amusement park with her family. Later, her parents turn into pigs and she begins her journey into getting them back to normal.

33. Modern Times (1936)

Comedy/Romance (IMDb Rating: 8.5/10)

This movie is a silent classic that needs no introduction. Funny scenes, such as Chaplin literally feeding himself into a massive machine, provide a satire on technology and capitalistic progress.

In this comedy, the iconic Charlie Chaplin works at a factory where he is overwhelmed by the machinery and various incidents that take place which keeps sending him to prison. The film attempts to educate us on the difficulties of modern life.

34. Blade Runner (1982)

Sci-fi/Action (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

This is undoubtedly Ridley Scott’s best dystopian future and sci-fi film of all time.

The plot of Blade Runner revolves around Deckard, who is forced to return to his old job as a Replicant Hunter by the police chief. Replicants are bioengineered beings. Among his responsibilities is the annihilation of four escaped Replicants who have returned to Earth. Deckard pays a visit to the Tyrell Corporation before beginning his new job, where he meets a Replicant girl with whom he falls in love.

35. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Action/Adventure (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

One of the greatest action movies, from George Miller’s series of post-apocalyptic epics. The plot revolves around Max, a loner and survivor in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

He reluctantly joins Imperator Furiosa, a rebel warrior, in a quest to overthrow a tyrant who controls the land’s water supply. The tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves the post-apocalypse survivors within the desert fortress the Citadel.

36. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

Romance/Sci-Fi (IMDb Rating: 8.3/10)

There are numerous films regarding intimate relationships, but few explore the subject as creatively as Michel Gondry. The plot is written by Charlie Kaufman and is about two lovers who have broken up and are undergoing a memory-erasing procedure that takes many unexpected turns connecting the complexities of relationships, pain, and loss. The film has quirky and philosophical undertones about love and Intimacy.

37. Heat (1995)

Crime/Action (IMDb Rating: 8.2/10)

One of the best crime films ever made by writer-director Michael Mann, starring the powerhouse duo of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

The plot revolves around a master criminal, with the other playing an obsessive cop-out to bring him down. In the process of storytelling, the film presents opposing viewpoints that tell us about different lives and we can’t decide which side to pick.

38. The Shining (1980)

Psychological/Horror (IMDb Rating: 8.4/10)

The movie by Stanley Kubrick redefines horror. It revolves around Jack Torrance, who takes a job as a winter caretaker at the remote Hotel in Colorado in the hopes of resolving his writer’s block. He settles in the hotel with his wife, Wendy, and their son Danny. Danny suffers from psychic premonitions.

As Jack’s writing goes no further and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, things in the hotel’s begin to be unusual. Jack begins to discover the dark secrets of the hotels which turn to terrorise his family. If you enjoy horror films, this is a must-watch.

39. Annie Hall (1977)

Comedy/Romance (IMDb Rating: 8/10)

Annie Hall is regarded as one of the most progressive romantic comedies of all time. It depicts classic New York and the life of a comedian, Alvy Singer, who explores the ups and downs of his relationship with nightclub singer Annie Hall.

The entire film revolves around him speaking directly to the audience. He also briefly reflects on his childhood and adult years before settling in to tell us the story about how he met Annie, how he fell in love, and how he struggled with the challenges of romance.

40. Toy Story (1995)

Animation/Comedy (IMDb Rating: 8.3/10)

Toy Story brings to life what a children’s film can be. It’s a simple story about Woody, a friendly cowboy doll. Andy, a young boy, is the owner of Woody. He is unquestionably Andy’s favourite toy, but he is left devastated when he learns that Andy’s parents have purchased him an action figure.

Buzz is not as friendly as him and believes he is a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz try to flee from the clutches of the boy’s neighbor Sid.

41. Die Hard (1988)

Action/Adventure (IMDb Rating: 8.2/10)

What is the ideal action film? Here’s “Die Hard,” with Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman’s powerful stunts and dialogue. The plot revolves around New York City’s cop John McClane. On Christmas Eve he decides to visit his estranged wife and two daughters.

He joins her at a holiday party at the headquarters of a company for which she works. However, the festivities are cut short when a group of terrorists takes over. McClane quickly realises that he is the only one who can save the hostages.

42. The Battle Of Algiers (1966)

Political Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

Colonel Mathieu, a former French Resistance fighter during WWII, is deployed to postwar Algeria to reaffirm attempts to suppress the Algerian War uprisings. There he meets Ali la Pointe, a former criminal who is now the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale leader. He directs campaigns against the colonial French government.

The Battle of Algiers, tells us about the Algerian uprising against French colonial occupiers in the 50s. It examines how terrorism, racism, and torture works in these spaces.

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43. Get Out (2017)

Horror/Thriller (IMDb Rating: 7.7/10)

Jordan Peele’s new-age horror classic will undoubtedly be the best. The plot revolves around Chris and his girlfriend, who travel upstate for the weekend to visit her parents.

Her parents are over-friendly in an absurd manner. But, Chris initially interprets their behavior as the family’s attempt to adjust to their daughter’s interracial relationship, but during the weekend, he unravels a series of disturbing things that lead him to something unimaginable.

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44. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Drama/Crime IMDb Rating: 9/10

This black-and-white drama film follows the jury’s hearings during a murder trial. They must make a verdict soon but it would result in the death of the accused teen.

One of the jurors has doubts about the case and makes all the other members come to a unanimous decision while they are in a tiny room. There are heated arguments, personal issues and conflicts that come up in the process of determining the fate of the little boy.

45. The Dark Knight (2008)

Action/ Crime Thriller (IMDb Rating: 9/10)

When the DC Universe meets Christopher Nolan, you’ll find the best of both worlds here.

The story begins when Batman With the help of allies Jim Gordon and DA Harvey Dent, has been able to curb the crimes in Gotham City. But, things don’t go as expected when a twisted criminal who calls himself the Joker suddenly comes into the picture and puts the town into chaos.

46. Schindler’s List (1993)

War/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.9/10)

Steven Spielberg’s film is about a businessman named Oskar Schindler who shows up in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from the upcoming World War II. He staffs his factory with Jewish workers for strategic reasons as they are diligent. He also joins the Nazi party for political convenience.

When the Nazis begin to exterminate Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges for their protection to keep his factory running, but soon realizes the importance of saving innocent lives.

47. Interstellar (2014)

Sci-fi/Adventure (IMDb Rating: 8.6/10)

Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan, is about Planet’s future, in which a global crop blight and a second Dust Bowl are gradually rendering the planet uninhabitable.

Prof. Brand, a NASA physicist, is developing plans to save humanity by transferring the entire Earth’s population through a wormhole. He sends former NASA pilot Cooper and a team of scientists through the wormhole and across the galaxy to analyse which of the planets could be the new home for humankind. 

48. Casablanca (1942)

Romance/War (IMDb Rating: 8.5/10)

The setting is about a tale during World War II. Rick Blaine, the owner of a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers that his old lover Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo.

Her husband, Laszlo, is a well-known rebel against the Germans, and they want to catch him. Ilsa comes to Rick as she knows he can help them in fleeing the country. This is one of those iconic films about love and romance at a higher level.

49. Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

War/Drama IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

One of the most heartbreaking stories by Studio Ghibli, about human life amid war.

Seita is a teenager, who needs to look after his younger sister, Setsuko, after an American firebombing during WWII which has caused the two children to separate from their parents. The story of their survival is heartbreaking as the siblings rely entirely on one another and fight against all odds to stay alive.

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50. The Intouchables (2011)

Comedy/Drama IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

This movie has a plot that revolves around a Parisian aristocrat Phillippe, who has been paralysed because of a paragliding accident.

He hires a young man to be his live-in caretaker. Despite their differences, the two men bond and form a close friendship. You’ll enjoy this lighthearted film not only for the comedy but also for the fantastic soundtrack.

51. Psycho (1960)

Horror/Thriller IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

The films of Alfred Hitchcock are terrifyingly brilliant. This is a film you should not miss. It begins with Marion Crane, a Phoenix secretary who is fleeing after stealing $40,000 from her employer to make her life better with her boyfriend, Sam, who faces complications during a heavy rainstorm.

She drives through the isolated roads to avoid cops. On her way, she stops the night at the Bates Motel, where she meets the polite but highly unusual Norman Bates.

52. Parasite (2019)

Thriller/Dark Comedy IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

One of 2019’s best films, according to critics. The film Parasite tells the story of social class in urban South Korea. The plot revolves around the Kim family, who are in financial difficulty. When the son begins working as a tutor for the wealthy Park family, they see an opportunity. Soon, they all find a way to work in different fields within the same household and begin living a parasitic life.

53. Whiplash (2014)

Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.5/10)

Damien Chazelle’s films have always been thrilling to watch along with the soundtrack.

This film is about Andrew Neiman, a young jazz drummer who is determined to rise to the top of his prestigious music career. He meets Terence Fletcher, the music teacher who is known for his terrifying methods, discovers Andrew and places him at the top of a jazz club, in means of changing the young man’s life. However, the lives of both change in the process of this.

54. Memento (2000)

Thriller/Mystery (IMDb Rating: 8.4/10)

Christopher Nolan’s Memento is also a must-watch film of all time. It’s about Leonard, who is on the hunt for the man who has raped and mercilessly murdered his wife. 

However, he finds it difficult to locate his wife’s murderer as he suffers from a rare, incurable form of memory loss where he forgets everything in fifteen minutes. 

55. Inglorious Basterds (2009)

War/Action (IMDb Rating: 8.3/10)

Quentin Tarantino’s power-packed movie based on the fictional story of the World War II era. In this, a few undercover American soldiers are on a mission to bring down the Nazi forces. It also revolves around a young woman who is in the quest for avenging the death of her family.

With an ensemble cast, this movie is surely something you wouldn’t want to miss.

56. 3 Idiots (2009)

Comedy/Romance (IMDb Rating: 8.4/10)

One of the highest-grossing films in India about the education system, a fun story about three college friends, Rancho, Farhan, and Raju. Rancho always has a positive outlook on life, and most people are amazed by that.

Years later, the two are given the opportunity following a bet, to meet their long-lost friend, Rancho, and they embark on a journey to relive their college days.

57. Coco (2017)

Adventure/Comedy IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

This Disney film is about death and the afterlife. It explores topics such as familial ties, duty, death, and loss. The musical numbers and light-hearted humour will delight you. Despite his family’s generations-old restriction on music, Miguel aspires to be a successful musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. During this process, Miguel finds himself in the vibrant Land of the Dead, where he embarks on an astonishing adventure.

58. Oldboy (2003)

Thriller/Mystery (IMDb Rating: 8.4/10)

“Oldboy” by Park Chan-Wook is a brilliant piece of storytelling that combines a revenge story with a thriller.

The story centres around Dae-Su, an obnoxious alcoholic who is bailed out of the police station by a friend. However, he is kidnapped off the street and placed in a cell, where he spends the next 15 years of his life, drugged and without human contact. The plot unfolds as he searches for answers to why he was kidnapped

59. Joker (2019)

Crime/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.4/10)

The plot follows Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian who explores the streets of Gotham City looking for connection. It is one of the best psychological thrillers of 2019.

Arthur wears two masks: one he paints for his day job as a clown, and another he presents to feel like he’s a part of the world around him. He is a loner and mostly harassed and ignored by society, sometimes called a freak. The film tells us about his journey to insanity as he turns into The Joker.

60. Soul (2020)

Family/Comedy (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

This is the best-animated film of 2020, and it’s about Joe, a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t gone as planned.

His true interest lies in jazz, and he’s very talented. However, he feels like he is stuck being a school music teacher. Things change when he finds himself on a journey to another realm to assist someone in discovering their passion, he then understands what it is to have a soul. 

61. WALL·E (2008)

Comedy/ Adventure (IMDb Rating: 8.4/10)

WALL-E,  A futuristic movie presented by Disney which stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the only robot on the planet.

His job is to clean up the world, and he spends every day clearing pieces of trash. Over 700 years, he finds himself lonely, until he notices a probe named EVE that has been launched back to Earth on a mission. When WALL-E follows EVE across the galaxy, he embarks on his greatest adventure.

62. Django Unchained (2012)

A few years before the Civil War, Django, a slave, finds himself alongside a German bounty hunter named Dr King Schultz on a mission to catch the violent Brittle brothers.

After completing their task, Schultz releases Django, and the two of them continue on the hunt for the South’s most wanted criminals. Their journey takes them to the notorious Calvin Candie’s farm, where Django’s long-lost spouse is still a slave.

63. Requiem For A Dream (2000)

Psychological Thriller (IMDb Rating: 8.3/10)

Darren Aronofsky explores the inner longing of human beings to connect and their need to feel loved. The film is a story of happiness, tragedy, drug abuse and loss.

“Requiem for a Dream,” tells us stories about four people who are linked. First is the relationship between the lonely widow, Sara Goldfarb and her son, Harry. Sara is in the prospect of appearing for a TV game show, but she wants to lose weight and has started on a diet regimen that is quite dangerous. Lastly, her son, girlfriend, and friend begin to make amends under the influence of drug abuse.

64. Amélie (2001)

Romance/Rom-com (IMDb Rating: 8.3/10)

The writer and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet expresses his astounding ability to capture the incredible charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful leading lady, shot over 80’s Parisian locations.

“Amélie” is a fantasy comedy about a young woman who finds pleasures in life with basic things around her, and how she creates a world for herself.

65. Scarface (1983)

Crime/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.3/10)

One of the all-time classics. Al Pacino gives a brilliant performance as Tony Montana, who receives a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official.

Tony Montana begins with the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who comes in his way, he eventually becomes the state’s most powerful drug lord and controls the cocaine that passes through Miami. This is a movie about his paranoia and how to keep his claim fixed in Miami. 

66. 1917 (2019)

War/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.3/10)

One of Sam Mendes’ best films of 2019, with a brilliant cast of well-known British actors. 

The movie tells the tale of two British soldiers who are given an order to cross into enemy territory to deliver the message that could save 1,600 of their comrades, along with the soldier’s brother, during World War I.

67. 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Historical drama (IMDb Ratings: 8.1/10)

The plot revolves around Solomon Northup, a free African African man who is kidnapped and forced into slavery for 12 years. The story is about the hardships he faced at the hands of his slave owners.

68. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

Thriller/Horror (IMDb Rating: 8.6/10)

A serial killer is on the rise and is attacking women. To solve this case, FBI agent Clarice Starling enlists the expertise of Hannibal Lecter, a psychopathic killer and former psychiatrist.

69. V For Vendetta (2005)

Action/Thriller (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

A freedom warrior known as V fights the repressive society in a dystopian, totalitarian Britain using terror tactics. Meanwhile, V rescues Evey, an employee of the British Television Network from a gang of the secret police.

70. Léon: The Professional

Action/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.5/10)

After Mathilda’s family is murdered, her next-door neighbour Leon, a professional assassin, unwillingly takes her under his care and trains her.

71. Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)

Fantasy/Adventure (IMDb Rating: 8.8/10)

Frodo of the Shire, a young hobbit, has found the One Ring, which belongs to the Dark Lord Sauron. He embarks on a journey to Mount Doom with his companions to destroy it.

72. Kill Bill (Vol 1) (2003)

Action/Crime (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

After being brutally attacked by her ex-boss, a pregnant assassin falls into a coma for four years. She seeks revenge on him and his associates when she wakes up.

73. Forrest Gump (1994)

Drama/Romance (IMDb Rating: 8.8/10)

A man with low Intelligence called Forrest recalls his early years when he was put amidst major historical events such as the Vietnam War. Now he wishes to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Jenny.

74. The Truman Show (1998)

Sci-fi/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

An insurance salesman is completely unaware that his entire life is a TV show, with his family members serving as actors. He resolves to flee as he begins to uncover the truth.

75. Into The Wild (2007)

Adventure/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

A college graduate decides to give up everything he owns and travel across the United States. Several experiences he encounters along the way change him as a person

76. The Boy In Striped Pajamas

War/Drama (IMDb Rating: 7.8/10)

The tale of Bruno, the commandant’s eight-year-old son who befriends a Jewish boy at a concentration camp during WWII. His connection with a Jewish boy on the other side of the fence has led to a turn of events.

77. Mulholland Drive (2001)

Mystery/Thriller (IMDb Rating: 7.9/10)

Rita has lost her memory due to a car accident on Mulholland Drive. Rita teams up with Betty, a blonde actress, to track down clues about her accident and figure out who she really is

78. Catch Me If You Can (2001)

Crime/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

This story is about Frank Abagnale, the infamous con artist, who has cheated people worth millions of dollars with his schemes. However,  this led FBI agent Carl Hanratty to hunt him down.

79. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

Family/Drama (IMDb Rating: 8.1/10)

This story is about the friendship and bond of a professor who comes across an abandoned dog and adopts him.

 80. The Machinist (2004)

Psychological Thriller (IMDb Rating: 7.7/10)

Trevor, an insomniac machinist who hasn’t slept in months, is being followed by a stranger and experiencing odd incidents at work and home.

81. The Others (2001)

Horror/Thriller (IMDb Rating: 7.6/10)

The plot revolves around a woman, Grace and her two children who are photosensitive. They liven in a mysteriously dark old family house. After a series of unexplainable events, they become convinced that their home is haunted.

82. The Game (1997)

Thriller/Mystery (IMDb Rating: 7.8/10)

Nicholas Van Orton, a wealthy merchant banker, receives a voucher for a game, as a birthday gift from his brother. Eventually, he makes use of the present and finds himself in a twist and turn of events.

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