51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1971): Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke
90% Rotten Tomatoes
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1975): Staney Kubrick
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee
96% Rotten Tomatoes
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1959): William Wyler
Stars: Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins
88% Rotten Tomatoes
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Casino

Casino - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1995): Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone
80% Rotten Tomatoes
Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2002): Steven Spielberg
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
96% Rotten Tomatoes
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

Chinatown

Chinatown - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1974): Roman Polanski
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
98% Rotten Tomatoes
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Crazy, Stupid, Love - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2011): Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
78% Rotten Tomatoes
A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce.

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1975): Sidney Lumet
Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Chris Surandon
95% Rotten Tomatoes
True story about a bank robbery gone haywire one hot August afternoon.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1964): Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
99% Rotten Tomatoes
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1987): Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey
95% Rotten Tomatoes
The story of an 18-year-old marine recruit during his time in the Vietnam War.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2014): David Fincher
Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
88% Rotten Tomatoes
After being framed for his wife's murder, Nick Dunne attempts to clear his name

Goodfellas

Goodfellas - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1990): Martin Scorsese
Stars: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci
96% Rotten Tomatoes
A young man grows up in the mob and works very hard to advance himself through the ranks. He enjoys his life of money and luxury, but is oblivious to the horror that he causes.

Heat

Heat - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1995): Michael Mann
Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer
86% Rotten Tomatoes
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they plan their next big job

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2009): Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender
89% Rotten Tomatoes
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1962): David Lean
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guiness
97% Rotten Tomatoes
British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks.

Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2007): Tony Gilroy
Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson
90% Rotten Tomatoes
A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Mystic River

Mystic River - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2003): Clint Eastwood
Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon
87% Rotten Tomatoes
When the daughter of ex-con Jimmy Marcus is murdered, two of his childhood friends from the neighborhood are involved.

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2014): Dan Gilroy
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton
95% Rotten Tomatoes
When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2007): Joel & Ethan Coen
Stars: Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones
93% Rotten Tomatoes
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Patton

Patton - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1970): Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: George C. Scott
95% Rotten Tomatoes
Biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities and accomplishments.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1994): Quentin Tarantino
Stars: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis
94% Rotten Tomatoes
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.

Raging Bull

Raging Bull - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1980): Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriaty
97% Rotten Tomatoes
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.

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1992): Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen
90% Rotten Tomatoes
A group of thieves assemble to pull of the perfect diamond heist. It turns into a bloody ambush when one of the men turns out to be a police informer.

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1998): Steven Spielberg
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
92% Rotten Tomatoes
Captain John Miller takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat.

Schindler's List

(1993): Steven Spielberg
Stars: Liam Nesson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
96% Rotten Tomatoes
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Shrek 2

Shrek 2 - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2004): Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon, Kelly Asbury
Voiced By: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
88% Rotten Tomatoes
After returning from their honeymoon, Shrek and Fiona learn that her parents have heard that she has married her true love and wish to invite him to their kingdom

Spotlight

Spotlight - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2015): Tom McCarthy
Stars: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams
93% Rotten Tomatoes
In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against a pedophile preist, and the reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1976): Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel
99% Rotten Tomatoes
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 violence.

The Aviator

The Aviator - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2004): Martin Scorsese
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Alan Alda
87% Rotten Tomatoes
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2008): Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
94% Rotten Tomatoes
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest threats he has ever faced

The Departed

The Departed - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2006): Martin Scorsese
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
91% Rotten Tomatoes
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

The Godfather

The Godfather - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1972): Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
99% Rotten Tomatoes
Focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone. When the don's youngest son, Michael, reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal.

The Godfather Part II

The Godfather Part II - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1974): Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Cazale
97% Rotten Tomatoes
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.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1966): Sergio Leone
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
97% Rotten Tomatoes
Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

The Insider

The Insider - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1999): Michael Mann
Stars: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer
96% Rotten Tomatoes
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1983): Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard
89% Rotten Tomatoes
Rupert Pupkin is a failure in life but a celebrity in his own mind. When he meets actual talk show host Jerry Langford, he's convinced it will provide his big break, but Langford isn't interested. Undaunted, he kidnaps him, offering his release in exchange for a guest spot on Langford's show.

The Prestige

The Prestige  - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2006): Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, David Bowie
76% Rotten Tomatoes
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion.

There WIll Be Blood

There WIll Be Blood - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2007): Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano
91% Rotten Tomatoes
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the oil business.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1994): Frank Darabont
Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
91% Rotten Tomatoes
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

The Shining

The Shining  - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1980): Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Jack Nicholson
89% Rotten Tomatoes
Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block.

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1999): M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osent, Toni Collette
85% Rotten Tomatoes
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

The Social Network

The Social Network - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2010): David Fincher
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake
96% Rotten Tomatoes
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1956): Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter
91% Rotten Tomatoes
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2013): Martin Scorsese
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
77% Rotten Tomatoes
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1962): Robert Mulligan
Stars: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Robert Duvall
91% Rotten Tomatoes
Scout Finch, 6,and her older brother, Jem, live in sleepy Maycomb. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2008): Ben Stiller
Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise
83% Rotten Tomatoes
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Unforgiven

Unforgiven - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1992): Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman
95% Rotten Tomatoes
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

Whiplash

Whiplash - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(2014): Damien Chazelle
Stars: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist
94% Rotten Tomatoes
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory.

2001: A Space Odyessy

2001: A Space Odyessy - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1968): Stanley Kubrick
Stars: HAL 9000, Frank Poole
94% Rotten Tomatoes
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke.

All The President's Men

(1976): Alan J. Paluka
Stars: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman
93% Rotten Tomatoes
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now - 51 Fantastic Films That Everyone Should See
(1979): Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
97% Rotten Tomatoes
During the Vietnam 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.