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Star Wars

IMDB: 8.7 894,662 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 94
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
1977

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing

Léon: The Professional

IMDB: 8.6 711,708 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 95
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Crime | Drama | Thriller
1994

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Raiders of the Lost Ark

IMDB: 8.5 649,791 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 95
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Action | Adventure
1981

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey

Alien

IMDB: 8.5 553,385 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 97
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Horror | Sci-Fi
1979

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton

The Pianist

IMDB: 8.5 488,016 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 96
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Biography | Drama | War
2002

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Michal Zebrowski, Ed Stoppard

Aliens

IMDB: 8.4 480,665 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
1986

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser

L.A. Confidential

IMDB: 8.3 408,112 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 99
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Crime | Drama | Mystery
1997

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell

3 Idiots

IMDB: 8.4 200,569 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 100
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 92
Comedy | Drama
2009

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor

The Silence of the Lambs

IMDB: 8.6 869,083 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 94
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
1991

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Jodie Foster, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons, Lawrence T. Wrentz

Back to the Future

IMDB: 8.5 716,659 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 96
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
1985

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Psycho

IMDB: 8.5 414,194 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 96
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
1960

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh

It's a Wonderful Life

IMDB: 8.6 271,000 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 94
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Drama | Family | Fantasy
1946

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Amélie

IMDB: 8.4 524,997 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 99
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 92
Comedy | Romance
2001

Amelie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

IMDB: 8.3 376,172 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 97
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
1975

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Vertigo

IMDB: 8.4 243,855 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 93
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
1958

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Das Boot

IMDB: 8.4 165,615 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Adventure | Drama | War
1981

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

IMDB: 8.8 1,217,764 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 91
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Adventure | Fantasy
2001

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Alan Howard, Noel Appleby, Sean Astin, Sala Baker

Toy Story

IMDB: 8.3 609,345 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 100
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 92
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
1995

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

City of God

IMDB: 8.7 524,519 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 90
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97
Crime | Drama
2002

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva

Citizen Kane

IMDB: 8.4 293,387 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 100
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 91
Drama | Mystery
1941

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick