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The Shawshank Redemption
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Dir: Frank Darabont With: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton Crime | Drama 142 mins.
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan Crime | Drama 175 mins.
The Godfather: Part II
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall Crime | Drama 200 mins.
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. Dir: Quentin Tarantino With: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson Crime | Thriller 154 mins.
The Dark Knight
When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 152 mins.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. Dir: Sergio Leone With: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef Adventure | Western 161 mins.
12 Angry Men
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. Dir: Sidney Lumet With: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam Drama 96 mins.
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Biography | Drama | History | War 195 mins.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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. Dir: Peter Jackson With: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen Action | Adventure | Fantasy 201 mins.
An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more... Dir: David Fincher With: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter Drama 139 mins.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
As Luke trains with Master Yoda to become a Jedi Knight, his friends evade the Imperial fleet under the command of Darth Vader who is obsessed with turning Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force. Dir: Irvin Kershner With: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 124 mins.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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. Dir: Peter Jackson With: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom Action | Adventure | Fantasy 178 mins.
A skilled extractor is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page Action | Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller 148 mins.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse, a woman he views as more dictator than nurse. Dir: Milos Forman With: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman Drama 133 mins.
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima Action | Drama 207 mins.
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller 146 mins.
Luke Skywalker, a spirited farm boy, joins rebel forces to save Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader, and the galaxy from the Empire's planet-destroying Death Star. Dir: George Lucas With: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi 121 mins.
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. Dir: Robert Zemeckis With: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise Drama | Romance 142 mins.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. Dir: Peter Jackson With: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen Action | Adventure | Fantasy 179 mins.
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. Dir: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski With: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 136 mins.
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
Once Upon a Time in the West
Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. Dir: Sergio Leone With: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale Adventure | Western United States-M 175 mins.
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Dir: Michael Curtiz With: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid Drama | Romance | War 102 mins.
The Usual Suspects
A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup. Dir: Bryan Singer With: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri Crime | Mystery | Thriller 106 mins.
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi. Dir: David Fincher With: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey Crime | Mystery | Thriller 127 mins.
The Silence of the Lambs
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. Dir: Jonathan Demme With: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney Crime | Drama | Thriller 118 mins.
It's a Wonderful Life
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Dir: Frank Capra With: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore Drama | Family | Fantasy 130 mins.
A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey Mystery | Thriller 112 mins.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman Action | Adventure 115 mins.
Léon: The Professional
A professional assassin rescues a teenage girl whose parents were killed in a police raid. Dir: Luc Besson With: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman Crime | Drama | Thriller 110 mins.
A thirty-something secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles Horror | Mystery | Thriller 109 mins.
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. Dir: Billy Wilder With: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim Drama | Film-Noir 110 mins.
The Dark Knight Rises
Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City... the very city which brands him an enemy. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway Action | Crime | Thriller 165 mins.
The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with. Dir: Charles Chaplin With: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee Comedy | Drama | Romance United States-PASSED 87 mins.
American History X
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. Dir: Tony Kaye With: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo Crime | Drama 119 mins.
A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife. Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano Mystery | Thriller 113 mins.
During the U.S.-Viet Nam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall Drama | War 153 mins.
In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and a bathhouse for these creatures. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki With: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy 125 mins.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden Comedy | War 95 mins.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The cyborg who once tried to kill Sarah Connor is dead, and another T-101 must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from an even more powerful and advanced Terminator, the T-1000. Dir: James Cameron With: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller 137 mins.
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Dir: Charles Chaplin With: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman Comedy | Drama 87 mins.
Saving Private Ryan
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. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore Action | Drama | War 169 mins.
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Dir: Quentin Tarantino With: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio Adventure | Western 165 mins.
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker. Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano With: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny Biography | Comedy | Drama 112 mins.
North by Northwest
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason Action | Adventure | Mystery | Thriller 136 mins.
The crew of a commercial deep space mining ship, investigating a suspected S.O.S., lands on a distant planet and discovers a nest of strange eggs. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Horror | Sci-Fi 117 mins.
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 117 mins.
Life Is Beautiful
A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp. Dir: Roberto Benigni, Rod Dean With: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini Comedy | Drama | Romance | War 116 mins.
Paths of Glory
When soldiers in WW1 refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superiors decide to make an example of them. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou Drama | War 88 mins.
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. Dir: Orson Welles With: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore Drama | Mystery 119 mins.