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1.

Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017)

8.6/10

90 mins.

Drama | Mystery

Long buried secrets finally come to light as someone has been playing a very long game indeed. Sherlock and John face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?

Dir: Benjamin Caron With: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Una Stubbs

2.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

8.4/10

142 mins.

Crime | Drama

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Dir: Frank Darabont With: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

3.

Your Name. (2016)

8.4/10

106 mins.

Animation | Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Dir: Makoto Shinkai With: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yuki

4.

Whiplash (2014)

8.3/10

105 mins.

Drama | Music

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

Dir: Damien Chazelle With: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist

5.

The Night Of (2016)

8.3/10

531 mins.

Crime | Drama

After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Dir: N/A With: Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Peyman Moaadi, John Turturro

6.

Pride and Prejudice (1995)

8.3/10

300 mins.

Drama | Romance

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." So begins what must be one of the favourite novels in the English speaking world. This adaptation, while it has some acknowledged shortcomings, reset the bar for TV adaptation of period fiction and pleased millions of viewers everywhere.

Dir: N/A With: Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Susannah Harker, Julia Sawalha

7.

Generation War (2013)

8.2/10

270 mins.

Drama | War

Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.

Dir: N/A With: Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Miriam Stein

8.

Band of Brothers (2001)

8.2/10

705 mins.

Action | Drama | War

Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.

Dir: N/A With: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

9.

Love Exposure (2008)

8.2/10

237 mins.

Action | Comedy | Drama | Romance

After Yu's mother dies his father, a priest, only seems to take solace in the confessions of his sons sins causing Yu to partake in various 'sinful' activities to appease him. This is a teen love story as only the Japanese could bring us, complete with up-skirt photography, cross dressing, and bloody gore.

Dir: Sion Sono With: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

10.

Schindler's List (1993)

8.2/10

195 mins.

Drama | History | War

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall

11.

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

8.2/10

116 mins.

Comedy | Drama

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Dir: Roberto Benigni With: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

12.

Sing Street (2016)

8.1/10

106 mins.

Drama | Music | Romance

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Dir: John Carney With: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Kelly Thornton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

13.

Samsara (2011)

8.1/10

102 mins.

Documentary | Drama

Samsara is a word that describes the ever turning wheel of life. It is a concept both intimate and vast - the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose previous collaborations include Chronos and Baraka, and who, in the last 20 years, have travelled to over 58 countries together in the pursuit of unique imagery. Samsara takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation that will transform viewers in countries around the world as they are swept along a journey of the soul. Through powerful images pristinely photographed in 70mm and a dynamic music score, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of the nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

Dir: Ron Fricke With: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

14.

Leon: The Professional (1994)

8.1/10

110 mins.

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.

Dir: Luc Besson With: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

15.

Fight Club (1999)

8.1/10

139 mins.

Drama

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Dir: David Fincher With: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

16.

Divines (2016)

8.1/10

105 mins.

Drama

In a ghetto where religion and drug trafficking rub shoulders, Dounia has a lust for power and success. Supported by Maimouna, her best friend, she decides to follow in the footsteps of Rebecca, a respected dealer. But her encounter with Djigui, a young, disturbingly sensual dancer, throws her off course.

Dir: Houda Benyamina With: Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda

17.

Mommy (2014)

8.1/10

138 mins.

Drama

A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.

Dir: Xavier Dolan With: Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Patrick Huard

18.

Castaway on the Moon (2009)

8.1/10

119 mins.

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a new life as a castaway. His antics catch the attention of a young woman whose apartment overlooks the river. Her discovery changes both their lives.

Dir: Hae-jun Lee With: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ryeowon Jung, Yeong-seo Park, Mi-kyeong Yang

19.

American History X (1998)

8.1/10

119 mins.

Drama

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

Dir: Tony Kaye With: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

20.

The Intouchables (2011)

8.1/10

112 mins.

Comedy | Drama

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Dir: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano With: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

21.

The Dark Knight (2008)

8.1/10

152 mins.

Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

22.

Room (2015)

8.1/10

117 mins.

Drama | Thriller

Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?

Dir: Lenny Abrahamson With: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

23.

Forrest Gump (1994)

8.1/10

142 mins.

Comedy | Drama | Romance

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

Dir: Robert Zemeckis With: Tom Hanks, Rebecca Williams, Sally Field, Michael Conner Humphreys

24.

Battlestar Galactica (2003)

8.1/10

182 mins.

Action | Adventure | Drama | Science fiction

After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons, the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies are wiped out.

Dir: N/A With: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber

25.

GoodFellas (1990)

8.1/10

145 mins.

Crime | Drama

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Dir: Martin Scorsese With: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

26.

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

8.1/10

90 mins.

Documentary | Drama

Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. After spending 2 years and millions of dollars, the massive undertaking eventually fell apart, but the artists Jodorowsky assembled for the legendary project continued to work together. This group of artists, or his “warriors” as Jodorowsky named them, went on to define modern sci-fi cinema with such films as Alien, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Total Recall.

Dir: Frank Pavich With: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Amanda Lear, Brontis Jodorowsky, Chris Foss

27.

The Green Mile (1999)

8.1/10

189 mins.

Crime | Drama | Fantasy

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Dir: Frank Darabont With: Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bonnie Hunt

28.

City of God (2002)

8.1/10

130 mins.

Crime | Drama

City of God depicts the raw violence in the ghettos of Rio de Janeiro. In the 1970’s that kids are carrying guns and joining gangs when they should be playing hide-and-seek.

Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva

29.

Interstellar (2014)

8/10

169 mins.

Adventure | Drama | Science fiction

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Dir: Christopher Nolan With: Ellen Burstyn, Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow

30.

The Usual Suspects (1995)

8/10

106 mins.

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord's almost supernatural prowess.

Dir: Bryan Singer With: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak

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