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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

United States 1975

DIR Miloš Forman

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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A petty criminal fakes insanity to serve his sentence in a mental ward rather than prison. He soon finds himself as a leader to the other patients—and an enemy to the cruel, domineering nurse who runs the ward.

Amélie

Amélie

France 2001

DIR Jean-Pierre Jeunet

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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A Parisian waif (Audrey Tautou) takes it upon herself to improve the lives of others in this warm and whimsical fable from Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

United States 1977

DIR Woody Allen

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest American comedies, Woody Allen’s cinematic coming of age is a look at the ups and downs of one couple’s relationship.

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

United States 2007

DIR Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Based on the bestselling book by Cormac McCarthy, the film chronicles how a drug-deal-went-wrong changes the lives of various criminals and the local sheriff in a small town bordering Mexico.

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

United States 2001

DIR David Lynch

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Mulholland Drive is David Lynch’s Sunset Boulevard. He skillfully guides us along a winding path between past and present, dream and reality, character and archetype. Winner of the Cannes 2001 directing award.

8½

Italy 1963

DIR Federico Fellini

  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema.

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

United States 1990

DIR Martin Scorsese

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Three decades of life in the mob as seen by Henry Hill, a gangster who climbs up the ladder and watches it all come crashing down.

Fargo

Fargo

United States 1996

DIR Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Jerry Lundegaard has money problems. To settle them he decides to have his wife kidnapped. He hires two thugs to do the job, offering them a cut from the ransom, which he plans to force her rich father to pay. But the kidnapping turns sour.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Italy 1966

DIR Sergio Leone

  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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The “Man With No Name” returns, this time teaming with two gunslingers in pursuit of a cache of gold. From sun-drenched panoramas to hard close-ups, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is one of the most ambitious and stylistically influential westerns ever made.

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

United States 1992

DIR Quentin Tarantino

  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Tarantino’s Sundance hit, which made his name, is a brutal, twisted tale of honor among thieves.

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

United States 2009

DIR Quentin Tarantino

  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Hans Landa. She escapes to Paris, where she becomes the owner of a cinema. Elsewhere, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution.

Casablanca

Casablanca

United States 1942

DIR Michael Curtiz

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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In one of the most beloved American films of all time, a jaded expatriate in the early days of World War II finds himself faced with a difficult choice when an old flame re-enters his life.

The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

France 1959

DIR François Truffaut

  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of director François Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship—between director and his on-screen counterpart, Jean-Pierre Léaud—that would last a lifetime.

The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal

Sweden 1957

DIR Ingmar Bergman

  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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After a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight challenges Death to a fateful game of chess in Ingmar Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s apocalyptic search for meaning.

Star Wars

Star Wars

United States 1977

DIR George Lucas

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.

Chinatown

Chinatown

United States 1974

DIR Roman Polanski

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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In 1930s Los Angeles, private eye Jake Gittes is hired by a woman to tail her husband, only to find himself caught in a web of personal and political scandal.

City of God

City of God

Brazil 2002

DIR Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Cidade de Deus is an overwhelming film about the life of the notorious outer suburb of Rio de Janeiro of the same name, based on a book by Paulo Lins.

Alien

Alien

United States 1979

DIR Ridley Scott

  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates, in this classic horror/sci-fi film from Ridley Scott.

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

United States 2003

DIR Sofia Coppola

  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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A movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected newlywed meet up as strangers in Tokyo, Japan and form an unlikely bond in Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning tale of displacement.

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Hong Kong 2000

DIR Wong Kar-wai

  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Hong Kong, 1962: a man and a woman move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are polite and formal, until a discovery about their respective spouses sparks an intimate bond…