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Modern Times

IMDB: 8.6 139,677 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 100
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Comedy | Drama
1936

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

The Lives of Others

IMDB: 8.5 254,999 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 93
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Drama | Thriller
2006

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Good Will Hunting

IMDB: 8.3 592,567 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 97
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Drama
1997

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Taxi Driver

IMDB: 8.3 496,834 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 93
Crime | Drama
1976

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Diahnne Abbott, Frank Adu, Victor Argo, Gino Ardito

Raging Bull

IMDB: 8.3 231,500 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 93
Biography | Drama | Sport
1980

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

City Lights

IMDB: 8.6 105,724 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Comedy | Drama | Romance
1931

With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.

Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia

Saving Private Ryan

IMDB: 8.6 864,253 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 92
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Action | Drama | War
1998

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.

Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper

The Princess Bride

IMDB: 8.1 289,271 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 97
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Adventure | Comedy | Family
1987

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest

Amadeus

IMDB: 8.3 266,011 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 95
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Biography | Drama | Music
1984

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Chinatown

IMDB: 8.2 212,595 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 93
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
1974

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Lawrence of Arabia

IMDB: 8.4 189,309 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 99
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 93
Adventure | Biography | Drama
1962

Follows a brilliant, flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.

Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

IMDB: 8.5 732,095 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 93
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Action | Sci-Fi
1991

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Full Metal Jacket

IMDB: 8.3 475,613 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 95
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Drama | War
1987

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

Unforgiven

IMDB: 8.3 272,886 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 95
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Western
1992

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Sunset Blvd.

IMDB: 8.5 137,019 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Drama | Film-Noir
1950

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Memento

IMDB: 8.5 831,068 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 92
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Mystery | Thriller
2000

A man creates a strange system to help him remember things; so he can hunt for the murderer of his wife without his short-term memory loss being an obstacle.

Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Singin' in the Rain

IMDB: 8.3 147,337 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 100
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Comedy | Musical | Romance
1952

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

To Kill a Mockingbird

IMDB: 8.4 210,805 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 94
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 93
Drama
1962

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

The Usual Suspects

IMDB: 8.6 727,741 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 88
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Crime | Drama | Thriller
1995

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.

Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak

Up

IMDB: 8.3 649,371 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 90
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
2009

Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.

Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson