My movie advices: 45 outstanding movies from IMDB top 250

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This is my second part of the list based on my taste. I hope you will enjoy some quality films among them.


I am looking forward to your comments…


“100 wonderful movies to watch before you die” is the first part of my movie advice list. You can check it out here.


The third part of the list is here.


Totally, you can choose and enjoy from a list of nearly 250 long-living movies.


Moreover, you can find my advices for TV series of different genres in three parts herehere and here.


My blog posts are mainly Turkish, but if you are interested, you can find many English posts for infographics about different interesting subjects here, and catchy smart phone applications here, and super fun marketing videos here.




1. The Shawshank Redemption (Esaretin Bedeli) (1994)  

1.shawshank redemption

IMDB puanı: 9.3

Blog puanı: 9.6

IMDB sıralaması: 1.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Clancy Brown

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Written by: Frank Darabont

Runtime: 142 min

Konu: In writer-director Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover in the late 1940s. However, only Andy knows that he didn’t commit the crimes. Sent to Shawshank Prison to do hard time, Andy–a taciturn banker in the outside world–has to learn to get by in the brutal, cutthroat confines of prison life. His quiet strength slowly earns the respect of his fellow inmates–most notably, Red (Morgan Freeman)–and even much of the prison staff. But Andy’s seemingly stoic acceptance of his unjust imprisonment hides a fierce determination for freedom. This beautifully crafted movie features touching and sincere performances from the entire cast, with an uplifting message about humanity’s indomitable spirit and the redemptive value of hope. Based on the novella RITA HAYWORTH AND SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION by Stephen King, Darabont’s intriguing adaptation is easily one of the finest films of the 1990s.

2. 12 Angry Men (12 Öfkeli Adam) (1957)


IMDB puanı: 8.9

Blog puanı: 9.0

IMDB sıralaması: 6.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Written by: Reginald Rose

Runtime: 96 min

Konu: Sidney Lumet’s directorial debut is a snapshot of the American judicial system in action. Twelve average New York males convene in a very small jury room on a very hot day in order to reach a verdict in a murder trial. Almost everyone wants to vote guilty and get on with their lives except for Juror No. 8 (Henry Fonda), a conscientious citizen who insists on establishing reasonable doubt. Arguments are made, cigarettes are smoked, murder weapons examined, diagrams drawn, and prejudices revealed. Firm opinions weaken and reverse; voices get raised, the clock ticks, and a ghetto kid’s life hangs in the balance.

Lumet’s direction and camerawork steadily builds pressure into the plot. Things start out casual, but wind up so close and tight you can count the pores on the actors’ noses. Fonda is good in a role well-suited to his extra-large sense of human dignity but the stealth giant in this actors dozen is the ferocious Lee J. Cobb. Jack Klugman, E.G. Marshall, Martin Balsam, Ed Begley, and Jack Warden play some of the other jurors, and a better assemblage of grizzled method actors shouting at each other won’t likely come again. 12 Angry Men was originally written for television, it is a true classic of the anti-McCarthy message era, and is not to be missed.

3. Fight Club (Dövüş Kulübü) (1999)

3.Fight Club

IMDB puanı: 8.9

Blog puanı: 9.3

IMDB sıralaması: 10.

Starring: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt

Directed by: David Fincher

Written by: Jim Uhls

Runtime: 139 min

Konu: Fight Club is narrated by a lonely, unfulfilled young man (Edward Norton) who finds his only comfort in feigning terminal illness and attending disease support groups. Hopping from group to group, he encounters another pretender, or “tourist,” the morose Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), who immediately gets under his skin. However, while returning from a business trip, he meets a more intriguing character–the subversive Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt). They become fast friends, bonding over a mutual disgust for corporate consumer-culture hypocrisy. Eventually, the two start Fight Club, which convenes in a bar basement where angry men get to vent their frustrations in brutal, bare-knuckle bouts. Fight Club soon becomes the men’s only real priority; when the club starts a cross-country expansion, things start getting really crazy.

Like Tyler Durden himself, director David Fincher’s Fight Club, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, is startlingly aggressive and gleefully mischievous as it skewers the superficiality of American pop culture. Outstanding performances by Norton and Pitt are supported by a razor-sharp script and an arsenal of stunning visual effects that include computer animation and sleight-of-hand editing. One of the most unique films of the late 20th century, Fight Club is a pitch-black comedy of striking intensity.

4. Inception (Başlangıç) (2010)


IMDB puanı: 8.8

Blog puanı: 9.5

IMDB sıralaması: 14.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Written by: Christopher Nolan

Runtime: 148 min

Konu: Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

5. Goodfellas (Sıkı Dostlar) (1990)


IMDB puanı: 8.8

Blog puanı: 9.1

IMDB sıralaması: 15.

Starring: Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Robert De Niro,Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Written by: Martin Scorsese

Runtime: 146 min

Konu: Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s book WISEGUY, Martin Scorsese’s GOODFELLAS is a wry, violent, and exhilarating film about the life of Henry Hill, an aspiring criminal who ends up in the FBI’s witness protection program after testifying against his former partners. As a poor Irish-Italian growing up in 1950s New York City, Hill (Ray Liotta) rises through the ranks of his Brooklyn neighborhood’s organized crime branch, and with money from the mob he begins living the good life, complete with a beautiful bride, Karen (Lorraine Bracco), a fancy house, and the best seats at the most exclusive restaurants. A botched robbery lands Henry in prison for a brief period of time, and when he gets released, his reckless infidelities and drug abuse damage his association with his adopted family.

Scorsese’s film is a visual and sonic onslaught, featuring a brilliant pop-music soundtrack and stunning camera work–including the infamous Steadicam one-take that introduces the audience to the Copacabana’s patrons. He uses the songs to infuse a breathtaking, invigorating rhythm into every scene. As the psychopathic Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci delivers an unforgettable performance that is alarming in its cold-blooded callousness, helping to cement GOODFELLAS’ place as a classic portrait of life in the mob.

6. Forrest Gump (1994)

6.Forrest Gump

IMDB puanı: 8.7

Blog puanı: 8.8

IMDB sıralaması: 18.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Written by: Eric Roth

Runtime: 142 min

Konu: The title character leads viewers through an accidental travelogue of American social history from the early 1960s through the present in this revisionist fable. Vietnam, desegregation, Watergate and more are presented from the perspective of Hanks’ lovably slow-witted character as he finds himself embroiled in situations he can’t quite comprehend. Academy Award Nominations: 13, including Best Picture, Best Actor–Tom Hanks, and Best Director. Academy Awards: 6, including Best Picture, Director, Actor and Adapted Screenplay.

7. Se7en (Yedi) (1995)


IMDB puanı: 8.7

Blog puanı: 9.4

IMDB sıralaması: 22.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman

Directed by: David Fincher

Written by: Andrew Kevin Walker

Runtime: 127 min

Konu: Gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, and lust–these are the seven deadly sins that are being punished with unimaginable cruelty and calculation by an enigmatic killer in David Fincher’s bleak thriller Seven. Set in a perpetually gloomy unnamed city, the film follows Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a retiring police detective, as he experiences his final week on the job, reluctantly working with assertive newcomer Mills (Brad Pitt). When an obese man is found brutally murdered in his home, the seasoned Somerset realizes this is no ordinary killing–someone tortured him because of his appetite. Slayings that reflect the sins of greed and sloth soon follow, leading Somerset and Mills on a desperate search to find the mysterious John Doe, who is responsible for these methodical murders. As the case builds to a startling conclusion, both Somerset and Mills become more involved than they ever could have imagined.

After a brief opening scene, Seven immediately cuts to a highly stylized title sequence. An intricate collage of books and photos, scissors and razors, and blood and skin eerily captures the dark, graphic tone of Fincher’s intriguing mystery. The film cleverly avoids depicting most acts of violence onscreen, focusing instead on the cryptic remains of the crimes, allowing viewers to investigate along with the detectives. An example of nearly flawless filmmaking, the movie features a meticulously crafted screenplay, brilliant photography and design, sure-handed direction, and excellent performances from the entire cast. All of these elements combine to amazing effect in the film’s unforgettably stunning finale.

8. The Usual Suspects (Olağan Şüpheliler) (1995)

8.The Usual Suspects

IMDB puanı: 8.7

Blog puanı: 9.4

IMDB sıralaması: 26.

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Written by: Christopher McQuarrie

Runtime: 106 min

Konu: Director Bryan Singer’s labyrinthine crime drama centers on five career criminals (played by Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, and Stephen Baldwin) who meet after being rounded up for a standard police line-up. Upon their release, the men band together to pull off an intricate heist involving $3 million worth of emeralds. Their success brings them to the attention of the enigmatic Keyser Soze, an unseen, nefarious, and mythic underworld crime figure who coerces them into pulling off an important and highly dangerous job. The scenes that follow make The Usual Suspects one of the most fascinating crime thrillers in cinema history.

Working from the Oscar-winning screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Singer adroitly tells the complex story through flashbacks, cross-cutting, and voice-over narration. Such nimble handling of the intricacies of the nonlinear narrative adds to the suspense, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats until the clever, satisfying finale. Singer’s expertise in the technical aspects of filmmaking–his use of a dioptic filter to keep two close-up faces in focus, as well as his inventive use of six-frame step printing–helped him earn his reputation as a visually impressive and stylish director. Filled with excellent performances from veteran actors (Kevin Spacey won his first Academy Award for his breakthrough role as Verbl Kint), The Usual Suspects placed Singer squarely on the cinematic map.

9. Leon (Sevginin Gücü) (1994)


IMDB puanı: 8.6

Blog puanı: 8.6

IMDB sıralaması: 31.

Starring: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman,Danny Aiello

Directed by: Luc Besson

Written by: Luc Besson

Runtime: 109 min

Konu: Leon (Jean Reno) is a precise, calculating hit man–a consummate professional, with no family and no friends. However, he has casually befriended Mathilda (Natalie Portman, in an auspicious debut), a 12 year-old neighbor whose entire family, including her adored 4-year-old brother, is wiped out by some crooked DEA agents. The girl pleads with Leon to teach her how to be a “cleaner” and avenge her little brother’s death. However, once she learns a few skills, Mathilda saunters into the DEA offices with the sole intention of killing the psychotic agent (Gary Oldman) who actually masterminded the executions. But her intended victim turns the tables on her, and Leon must rescue her. LEON was French director Luc Besson’s first film shot in America.

10. American History X (Geçmişin Gölgesinde) (1998)

10.American HistoryX

IMDB puanı: 8.6

Blog puanı: 8.5

IMDB sıralaması: 33.

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Written by: David McKenna

Runtime: 119 min

Konu: 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.

11. Memento (Akıl Defteri) (2000)


IMDB puanı: 8.6

Blog puanı: 9.0

IMDB sıralaması: 34.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Written by: Christopher Nolan

Runtime: 113 min

Konu: MEMENTO, the second feature by writer-director Christopher Nolan (FOLLOWING), is an intricately constructed film noir that masterfully inverts time to comment on the foggy relationship between memory and truth. MEMENTO tells the story of Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), a former insurance investigator who witnesses a brutal attack on his wife. Knocked unconscious, Leonard wakes up with a rare brain condition–he no longer possesses short-term memory. He can remember his name and all the details of his past, but he can no longer make new memories. Armed with a careful system of remembering details (he compulsively snaps Polaroids and scribbles notes, then tattoos the important facts directly onto his body), the distraught Leonard goes on a manhunt to avenge his wife’s death. To illustrate the unique and frightening state of the protagonist’s mind (he cannot remember what happened even seconds before), Nolan takes a brilliantly successful risk in telling the story backwards. The film begins with Leonard killing the man he’s looking for. From there MEMENTO unravels a compellingly disconcerting trail back to the start. As the layers of the story are peeled back scene by scene, Leonard’s involvement with two enigmatic “friends”–who both claim to be helping him–complicates the mystery.

Based on a short story by the director’s brother, Jonathan Nolan, MEMENTO is an incredibly original film that is so wonderfully puzzling and eerily ambiguous that it will surely warrant repeated viewings.

12. Saving Private Ryan (Er Ryan’ı Kurtarmak) (1998)

12.Saving Private Ryan

IMDB puanı: 8.6

Blog puanı: 9.1

IMDB sıralaması: 37.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Written by: Robert Rodat

Runtime: 169 min

Konu: Director Steven Spielberg’s World War II tour de force chronicles the journey of a GI squad on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. Led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks), the unit is under orders to track down a soldier, Private Ryan (Matt Damon), so he might return home to his mother in America, where she is grieving the unimaginable loss of her three other sons to the war. The first unforgettable 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan realistically and horrifically depicts the Normandy invasion as Miller. his second-in-command, Sergeant Horvath (Tom Sizemore), and the others in the unit land at Omaha Beach. Before the film began shooting, Hanks and the actors in his squad went through a one-week boot camp in the woods. All the actors, except Hanks, wanted to quit, but Hanks rallied their spirits by reminding them of the incredible tribulations endured by the real veterans of World War II. Production designer Tom Sanders found a beach in Ireland that perfectly matched the landscape of Normandy’s. Spielberg gave great credit to the Irish army who helped re-create the Omaha Beach scenes.

13. Django Unchained (Zincirsiz) (2012)

13.Django Unchained

IMDB puanı: 8.6

Blog puanı: 9.5

IMDB sıralaması: 42.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Written by: Quentin Tarantino

Runtime: 165 min.

Konu: Former dentist, Dr. King Schultz, buys the freedom of a slave, Django, and trains him to become his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is led to the site of Django’s wife who is under the hands of Calvin Candie, a ruthless plantation owner.

14. The Departed (Köstebek) (2006)

14.The Departed

IMDB puanı: 8.5

Blog puanı: 8.8

IMDB sıralaması: 50.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Written by: William Monahan

Runtime: 151 min

Konu: Director Martin Scorsese returns to his trademark style with the violent, bruised, and bloody feature THE DEPARTED. Scorsese filched the basic storyline from Wai Keung Lau and Siu Fai Mak’s masterful 2002 Hong Kong action film, INFERNAL AFFAIRS, which saw a policeman going undercover as a mob member and a mob member infiltrating the police force. Scorsese transfers the action to Boston, positioning Leonardo Di Caprio as undercover cop William Costigan and Matt Damon as undercover mobster Colin Sullivan. While Costigan and Sullivan get into plenty of nail-biting situations that almost reveal their true identities, Scorsese gradually unravels his strong supporting cast, including Jack Nicholson as Sullivan’s mob boss, Frank Costello; Ray Winstone as Costello’s meat-headed muscle; Mark Wahlberg as a hot-headed police sergeant; and Vera Farmiga as a love interest for both Damon and DiCaprio’s characters.

THE DEPARTED finds Scorsese generously dipping his toes back into waters that will be warmly familiar to his biggest fans. Rolling Stones songs pepper the soundtrack, recalling the remarkable “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” sequence in MEAN STREETS; bullets and blood punctuate every key scene, bringing TAXI DRIVER’s explosive finale to mind; and the mobster-themed storyline is a thrilling return to GOODFELLAS territory. Nicholson and Winstone provide acting master-classes every time they appear, neatly complementing the blossoming talents of DiCaprio, Damon, and Wahlberg, while further veteran support comes in small roles for Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin. Scorsese is often criticized for affording precious little screen time to female characters, and THE DEPARTED won’t quell those dissenting voices, although Farmiga’s character proves to be more than a match for DiCaprio and Damon’s posturings. But Scorsese followers who balked at his diversions into documentary filmmaking (NO DIRECTION HOME) and period epics (THE AVIATOR) will be delighted to find raw male machismo puncturing the screen once again in this frenetic entry into his celebrated oeuvre.

15. Life is Beautiful (Hayat Güzeldir) (1997)

15.Life is Beautiful

IMDB puanı: 8.5

Blog puanı: 9.4

IMDB sıralaması: 51.

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Written by: Roberto Benigni

Runtime: 116 min

Konu: Conjuring keys and hats out of thin air, Guido (Roberto Benigni), a clever Jewish-Italian waiter, successfully courts Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a beautiful local woman, in Fascist pre-WWII Italy. His life, however, is turned upside down a few years later when he, Dora, and their young son, Giosué (Giorgio Cantarini), are sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son’s innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is just an elaborate game, with the grand prize being a tank.

For years the box-office champ in Italy and the country’s most beloved slapstick comic, the Chaplinesque Benigni took a huge risk with LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. Many people worried that the film would be as offensive as plopping a cartoon character in Auschwitz. (A similar work–THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED, a Jerry Lewis film about a comedian in a concentration camp–turned out to be a disaster two decades earlier.) Although LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL did provoke some controversy, many people found the film to be a poignant, tragicomic story that profoundly reaffirmed the humanity of concentration camp victims. The film became the highest grossing foreign language film in the U.S. and established Benigni as an international star.

16. WALL-E (2008)


IMDB puanı: 8.5

Blog puanı: 9.1

IMDB sıralaması: 60.

Starring: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt, Sigourney Weaver

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Written by: Andrew Stanton

Runtime: 98 min

Konu: Even for Pixar, this might be a first: an animated film that contains not only a fully realized world as photorealistic as it is full of wonder, but also the Gargantuan themes and visuals of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, the stripped-down sad-clown pathos found in classic Buster Keaton comedies, and one of the most moving and simply unique love stories in a long time. Director Andrew Stanton kicked up the visual acuity of an already-stellar Pixar Animation Studios in 2003 with a reflective, refractive, color-shimmery realization of the oceanic world of FINDING NEMO, which genuinely felt as though it spanned the entire earth. With WALL-E, Stanton replaces an apprehensively fishy estranged journeyer with a love-struck and curious robotic one, allowing the quest for eternal love to expand from a desolate, dust-covered, palpably polluted future Earth and into an even more mysterious abyss: the far reaches of outer space.

With virtually no dialogue, WALL-E’s neatly contained vaudevillian first act eerily and tragically introduces the robot of the title as the last living thing on Earth (aside from a little cockroach friend) amidst dilapidated skyscrapers and equally tall compacted trash heaps. WALL-E has developed a tender and inquisitive personality doing what he was built to do day in and day out for the past 700 years–allocate and dispose of human waste–simply because no one turned him off when the human race left the hostile polluted planet. When the directive-oriented Eve robot comes crashing into his life from above, WALL-E immediately becomes infatuated with her, and is willing to follow her to back into dangerous outer space, where two robots gliding through the ether, dancing via fire-extinguisher propulsion, are among the many memorable and grandly romantic moments of an expansively beautiful, deceptively simple story.

17. The Green Mile (Yeşil Yol) (1999)

17.The Green Mile

IMDB puanı: 8.5

Blog puanı: 9.4

IMDB sıralaması: 62.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Written by: Frank Darabont

Runtime: 189 min

Konu: Director Frank Darabont’s second adaptation of a Stephen King prison tale (the first being 1994’s nearly flawless THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) is a hopeful charmer with a hint of the supernatural. The story focuses on Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a Louisiana security guard who works on death row during the Great Depression. When John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a gigantic black man convicted of raping and murdering two white girls, joins the other prisoners on the row, Paul’s life is forever altered. Coffey doesn’t fit the mold of a psychopathic killer; he’s kind, gentle, and afraid of the dark. As the story progresses, Edgecomb learns that there is something more than simple goodness to Coffey. Building to a hopeful climax, Darabont once again proves that he is King’s most loyal cinematic translator. The film features uniformly excellent performances in leading and supporting roles, notably Duncan as Coffey; David Morse and Barry Pepper as Hanks’s fellow prison guards; and Michael Jeter as condemned killer Edward Delacroix.

18. Gladiator (Gladyatör) (2000)


IMDB puanı: 8.5

Blog puanı: 9.0

IMDB sıralaması: 63.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Written by: David H. Franzoni

Runtime: 155 min

Konu: Ridley Scott (BLADE RUNNER, ALIEN) transports Hollywood to second-century Rome in this rousing historical epic that proudly harkens back to such films as BEN-HUR and SPARTACUS. Russell Crowe plays Maximus, a Roman general who leads the troops in conquering Germania for the empire. When an aging Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) tells Maximus that he’d like him to rule Rome once he’s gone, a classic confrontation ensues between the brave and charming soldier–who wants to return home to his wife, son, and farm–and the jealous and conniving Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the emperor’s only son, who is thirsty for power. Bought as a slave by the profiteering Proximo (Oliver Reed, in his last role), Maximus must kill or be killed in the ring, battling to save not only himself but the future of the very empire that he loves and honors. The film features a terrific battle sequence (that recalls the beginning of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), huge crowd scenes of thousands of people, and even a little romance, albeit mostly taboo. The impeccably choreographed gladiator scenes are violent yet thrilling, flashing by like lightning. GLADIATOR is a glorious spectacle filled with heart and soul.

19. Intouchables (Can Dostum) (2011)


IMDB puanı: 8.6

Blog puanı: 9.3

IMDB sıralaması: 64.

Starring: François Cluzet, Audrey Fleurot, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny

Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano

Written by: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano

Runtime: 112 min

Konu: After a paragliding accident, Philippe, a rich aristocrat, is confined to his home. He employs Driss as home help. Driss is a young guy from the projects recently out of prison. In short, the person the least adapted for the job. Vivaldi and Earth, Wind and Fire, fine language and slang, suits and jogging outfits come together and a clash is inevitable. Two worlds collide and win each other over to give birth to a friendship as crazy, funny, and fierce as it is unexpected. A unique relationship that will make sparks fly and render Philippe and Driss untouchable.

20. Amelie (2001)


IMDB puanı: 8.5

Blog puanı: 8.6

IMDB sıralaması: 66.

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Written by: Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Runtime: 122 min

Konu: Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who glides through the streets of Paris as quietly as a mouse. With wide eyes and a tiny grin, she sees the world in a magical light, discovering minor miracles every day. A shy and reserved person whose favorite moments are spent alone skimming stones into the water, Amélie was raised by a pair of eccentrics who falsely diagnosed her with a heart problem at the age of six and so limited her exposure to the outside world. Now a free and independent woman, Amélie wears a bob that curls in every direction and dresses in red. With a job in a café and an aptitude for spying on her neighbors, Amélie entertains herself by enacting a series of homemade, kindhearted practical jokes. She returns a long-forgotten box of childhood knickknacks to its proper owner, she sends her father’s garden troll on a trip around the world, and she creates a love connection at the café between the hypochondriac druggist and a beer-drinking old grouch. But when the day is done, Amélie finds one stone unturned, and decides to work her magic on the quirky object of her affections, Nino Quincampoix (Matthieu Kassovitz), whom she has never met.

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who codirected DELICATESSEN and THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN with Marc Caro) presents AMÉLIE, an aesthetically gorgeous and inventive film. The rich, glowing color scheme is offset by flashbacks in black and white archival footage that give short biographies of each character. A soft-spoken narrator guides viewers through this enlightening fairy tale, which sometimes speeds through the streets and other times drifts in slow motion. AMÉLIE is humorous, questioning, and strange, and it will change the lives of all who watch it, if only for a short while after leaving Amélie’s world.

21. The Prestige (Prestij) (2006)

21.The Prestige

IMDB puanı: 8.5

Blog puanı: 9.2

IMDB sıralaması: 68.

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, David Bowie,Michael Caine

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Written by: Christopher Priest

Runtime: 130 min

Konu: British director Christopher Nolan’s (BATMAN BEGINS) eclectic resume gains another interesting entry with THE PRESTIGE. The basic plot, which concerns the rivalry between two magicians in early 20th-century London, closely resembles a fellow 2006 movie–Edward Norton’s THE ILLUSIONIST–and the two films are sure to be closely compared. In Nolan’s film, Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale bring the characters of Robert Angier and Alfred Bordon to life. Robert and Alfred were young magician apprentices together, but became bitter rivals as their careers began to shape their adult lives and a terrible accident claimed the life of Robert’s wife. In the subsequent years Robert has become wildly jealous of Alfred’s superior talents, so in a last ditch attempt to steal some artistic ground he sends his assistant, Olivia (Scarlett Johansson), to infiltrate his rival’s lair and steal the secret to a spectacular trick called “The Transported Man.”

Nolan’s film twists and turns down a number of unexpected avenues as it flits back and forth between numerous time periods, creating a movie that needs to be watched as closely as the tricks his leading characters perform. Bale and Jackman perfectly execute their roles, winding up the tension to an unbearable degree as they willfully enter into some dangerously competitive patterns of behavior. Michael Caine makes his second appearance in a Nolan film, almost reprising his role of Alfred in BATMAN BEGINS by playing Cutter, Jackman’s mentor; and Johansson pouts and flounces across the elaborate sets like a classic Hollywood screen siren. Stylistically, THE PRESTIGE is full of dark, gloomy colors and a palpable feeling of menace, which is an impeccable visual match for the viewer’s growing unease as the protagonists push each other to increasingly ridiculous lengths. It’s not an easy film to digest, but Nolan’s movie offers intelligent and challenging fare that will likely reveal further cinematic magic on repeated viewings.

22. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Sil Baştan) (2004)

22.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

IMDB puanı: 8.4

Blog puanı: 8.1

IMDB sıralaması: 77.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Written by: Charlie Kaufman

Runtime: 108 min

Konu: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND is an unconventional romance told in the abstract, inventive, and comedic storytelling style of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Like his scripts for ADAPTATION and BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, this plot works off of a relatively complex idea that is more easily explained through the language of film than through words. In its most basic description, Joel (Jim Carrey) is undergoing a medical procedure to erase the memory of his ex-girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet). However, while he is unconscious and the procedure is underway, he takes a journey through his mind, reliving moments with Clementine for fear of losing her forever. Using disjointed sound and action, foggy periods indicating Joel’s confusion, and flashbacks to childhood where objects appear much bigger than they are to adult eyes, the cinematography communicates Joel’s dilemma with visual hilarity. Only occasionally is the film laugh-out-loud funny; instead it is much more deeply and darkly amusing as the absurdity of the situation grows. ETERNAL SUNSHINE is nothing short of brilliant–a credit to director Michel Gondry (who has a topnotch reputation for his aesthetic music videos by artists such as Bjork). Carrey is wonderfully understated in the role of a simpleminded nice guy, and his signature goofiness is used only a handful of times. Winslet lights up the screen with her blue hair and orange sweatshirt, playing a lively free spirit and loose cannon. There are also strong supporting performances by Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, and Mark Ruffalo, along with an excellent score by Jon Brion and a peppy soundtrack including songs by E.L.O. and the Polyphonic Spree. The film’s conclusion promises to satisfy viewers; it offers a beautiful metaphor for the end of a love affair that brings perfect closure to this excellent film.

23. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

23.Full Metal Jacket

IMDB puanı: 8.4

Blog puanı: 8.6

IMDB sıralaması: 81.

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Written by: Gustav Hasford

Runtime: 116 min

Konu: In this riveting look at military life during the Vietnam conflict, Stanley Kubrick, who made the powerful antiwar classics PATHS OF GLORY (WWI) and DR. STRANGELOVE (the Cold War), once again explores the behavior of men in battle. FULL METAL JACKET (1987), adapted from Gustav Hasford’s novel THE SHORT TIMERS, is broken down into two very different parts. The first half of the film focuses on the training of a squad of Marine grunts on Parris Island, and more specifically on the troubled relationship between the brutal drill sergeant (a frightening Lee Ermey) and an oafish misfit (a brilliant Vincent D’Onofrio) who just happens to be a sharpshooter. The second half takes the grunts to Hue City, where the climactic battle of the 1968 Tet Offensive–and the turning point of the Vietnam War–took place. The story is told through the eyes of Private Joker (Matthew Modine), a cynical aspiring photojournalist who is forced to fight for his life and the lives of his fellow recruits.

Unusually for Kubrick, FULL METAL JACKET emerged at a time when a trend for films about Vietnam was in full swing. PLATOON had proceeded Kubrick’s film by a year, and lesser efforts such as HAMBURGER HILL also emerged in 1987. London’s abandoned docklands may not be the most obvious choice of location to replicate the ravages of the Vietnam landscape, but this is where Kubrick shot the film, sticking to his dogged principles of not shooting outside his adopted home. A moving commentary on the dehumanizing process that occurs when soldiers prepare and engage in battle, FULL METAL JACKET is an unforgettable experience from one of the most original voices to ever pick up a movie camera.

24. Braveheart (Cesur yürek) (1995)


IMDB puanı: 8.4

Blog puanı: 9.3

IMDB sıralaması: 84.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Written by: Randall Wallace

Runtime: 177 min

Konu: Mel Gibson directs and stars in this Academy Award-winning epic based on the life of legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero William Wallace. Returning to his homeland following the death of an heirless king, Wallace (Mel Gibson) finds the political landscape precarious. Edward the Longshanks, King of England (Patrick McGoohan), has captured Scotland’s throne and threatens the freedom of all Scottish people, as tyrannical policies instituted by the English plague the Scots. Initially, Wallace is content to stand by the wayside, yearning for the simple life of building a home and raising a family. However, when the woman he loves (Catherine McCormack) suffers a cruel fate at the hands of English soldiers, Wallace takes a stand against the new rule. With his fierce patriotism and determination, he gathers an amateur but passionately rebellious army. Although this makeshift force may be outnumbered by the English troops, their desperation and love for their land surpass any military maneuvers, as evidenced in the film’s breathtaking battle sequences.

25. Oldboy (İhtiyar Delikanlı) (2003)


IMDB puanı: 8.4

Blog puanı: 9.0

IMDB sıralaması: 85.

Starring: Min-Sik Choi, Bo-Kyeong Kim

Directed by: Chan Wook Park

Written by: Chan Wook Park

Runtime: 120 min

Konu: It would be a sin to reveal too much about this riveting and bizarre thriller from Korean director Chan Wook Park, except to say that it’s about a man named Dae-Su (Choi Min-Sik) who is locked in a hotel room for 15 years without knowing his captor’s motives. When he is finally released, Dae Su finds himself still trapped in a web of conspiracy and strangeness. His own quest for vengeance becomes tied in with romance when he falls for an attractive sushi chef (Gang Hye-Jung), who feeds him live octopus and who may or may not be involved with the bizarre mystery. This is all served up in a striking palette of purples and dark reds; oozing with post-neo-noir style, and stuffed with insanely malicious twists and turns. Choi Min-Sik is terrific in the lead, counterbalancing over-the-top hysterics with deadpan cool to run the gamut of Asian antihero traits. There are intense fight scenes (Dae Su’s favorite weapon is a hammer), look-away moments of torture and self-mutilation, sex, and gallons of black humor. Not for the squeamish, but for those seeking something wholly original and daring, this cinematic entree is alive–it’s hard to imagine a better slice of psycho-shock sensationalism.

26. Inglourious Basterds (Soysuzlar Çetesi) (2009)

26.Inglourious Bastards

IMDB puanı: 8.3

Blog puanı: 9.1

IMDB sıralaması: 108.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Written by: Quentin Tarantino

Runtime: 153 min

Konu: It is the first year of Germany’s occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish-American soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution, including the taking of scalps, against Nazi soldiers. Raine and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks revenge for the Nazis’ execution of her family.

27. Up (2009)


IMDB puanı: 8.3

Blog puanı: 8.9

IMDB sıralaması: 115.

Starring: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger

Directed by: Bob Peterson, Peter Docter

Written by: Bob Peterson

Runtime: 96 min

Konu: This film from the wizards at Pixar centers on Carl Fredericksen, a character far different from any of the animation company’s previous heroes. Carl isn’t a fish, or a toy, or a monster. Instead, Carl is simply a 78-year-old man, but his age doesn’t keep him from having a rollicking adventure in this film featuring the voices of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, and Pixar favorite John Ratzenberger.

28. Fargo (1996)


IMDB puanı: 8.2

Blog puanı: 8.8

IMDB sıralaması: 129.

Starring: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy

Directed by: Joel Coen

Written by: Joel Coen

Runtime: 98 min

Konu: Poor Jerry Lundegaard. He’s deep in debt. His wealthy father-in-law has no respect for him. He cheats customers at the car dealership where he works. And now he’s hired a bumbling duo to kidnap his wife–a plan that goes horribly awry, leading to homicide. Enter Marge Gunderson, one of the most fabulous movie cops in film history. The very-pregnant Marge–played marvelously by Frances McDormand in an Oscar-winning and career-defining performance–just goes about her everyday business, eating (in nearly every scene), talking to the people in the community, and examining bloody corpses as if no day is different from the next. A multiple murder in the small town of Brainerd, Minnesota–home of Paul Bunyan, as the sign claims–seems to have little effect on her. Yet she has an innate cop sense–she is very, very good at her job and determined to solve the case in her offhanded manner.

FARGO is yet another offbeat, highly entertaining film from the Coen brothers (BARTON FINK, BLOOD SIMPLE). The film is nearly colorless; instead, director of photography Roger Deakins washes the screen in the blinding white of the snow, occasionally breaking for the drab grays and browns of police uniforms and winter jackets. Carter Burwell’s score further enhances the slow, steady pace of this oddly funny and compelling film. The Coens have once again populated their film with a slew of bizarre characters, with outstanding performances delivered by all, particularly the edgy William H. Macy, the quietly luminous McDormand, the nearly psychotic Steve Buscemi, and the oh-so-cold Peter Stormare.

29. No Country for Old Men (İhtiyarlara Yer Yok) (2007)

29.No Country for Old Men

IMDB puanı: 8.2

Blog puanı: 9.1

IMDB sıralaması: 138.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Written by: Joel Coen

Runtime: 122 min

Konu: With No Country for Old Men, the Coen Brothers have found a perfect match in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy. Their adaptation of McCarthy’s praised novel is a staggering masterpiece. In this almost impossibly faithful adaptation, the film takes place in a small Texas border town in 1980. Sheriff Bell (a never-been-better Tommy Lee Jones) has ruled the land for years without the use of a gun, but a new brand of reckless lawlessness has taken over his town. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) is an innocent Everyman with a devoted wife, Carla Jean (Kelly Macdonald), but when he stumbles across a drug deal gone deadly and finds two million dollars, he’s determined to keep it for himself. There’s only one problem. He’s being pursued by one of the most amoral, evil psychopaths that the big screen has ever seen. Wearing an absurd haircut and brandishing a pressurized weapon that’s used to murder cattle, Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) creeps forward on his mission to track Moss down and return the money to its rightful owners to save his own skin. As the tension mounts, the body count begins to rise, confirming Sheriff Bell’s inability to battle this new wave of modern brutality.

The most striking thing about the Coen Brothers’ thriller is their masterly use of silence to create an almost unbearable level of tension. Cinematographer Roger Deakins is once again at the top of his game, beautifully capturing this stark and lonely world. The well-rounded cast is clearly excited to be a part of such a stellar production–particularly Bardem, whose Chigurh is a freakishly mysterious monster, and is certain to haunt viewers long after the final credit has rolled. In a career filled with striking achievements, this might very well be the Coen Brothers’ finest. It is filmmaking at its best.

30. The Sixth Sense (Altıncı His) (1999)

30.The Sixth Sense

IMDB puanı: 8.2

Blog puanı: 8.9

IMDB sıralaması: 143.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Written by: M. Night Shyamalan

Runtime: 107 min

Konu: In M. Night Shyamalan’s THE SIXTH SENSE, Bruce Willis plays Dr. Malcolm Crowe, a successful Philadelphia child psychologist who is haunted by the sudden reappearance and suicide of a former patient. Months later Dr. Crowe encounters Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, withdrawn young boy who bears a striking similarity to his earlier patient. Dr. Crowe is compelled to help Cole, not only for the boy’s sake, but for his own redemption. As Dr. Crowe struggles to determine what torments Cole, he must also come to terms with his increasingly distant relationship to his wife (Olivia Williams). Meanwhile, Cole is unable to describe the horrible things he sees even to his worried mother (Toni Collette). The scene where Cole finally tells Dr. Crowe about his supernatural secret is one of the 1990s most quoted and well-known cinematic moments.

A gripping ghost story with a stunning finale, THE SIXTH SENSE became a surprise blockbuster shortly after its release. The film features Oscar-nominated performances by the startlingly intense Osment and the fiercely maternal Collette, as well as a subtle, subdued turn by Willis. Shyamalan directs his intriguing script with almost clinical precision, using carefully framed visuals to create the film’s distinctly chilling atmosphere. On the strength of its pitch-perfect acting and direction, THE SIXTH SENSE has become the most successful thriller of all time.

31. Good will hunting (Can Dostum) (1997)

31.Good will Hunting

IMDB puanı: 8.2

Blog puanı: 9.2

IMDB sıralaması: 153.

Starring: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Written by: Ben Affleck

Runtime: 126 min

Konu: A South Boston whiz kid elects to clean the halls of learning rather than enter them, slumming his way through life as a janitor at MIT. But his natural ability to unravel complex equations attracts the attention of a professor who won’t let him quit, a beautiful Harvard student who wants to save him, a sympathetic buddy who wants him to escape South Boston, and a counselor who encourages him. A soundly acclaimed, homegrown effort from lifelong Boston buddies Damon and Affleck, who pushed their script through development by disguising it as a suspense thriller.

32. V for Vendetta (2005)

32.V for Vendetta

IMDB puanı: 8.2

Blog puanı: 9.3

IMDB sıralaması: 162.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt

Directed by: James McTeigue

Written by: Andy Wachowski

Runtime: 132 min

Konu: V FOR VENDETTA: From DC comics and the Wachowski Brothers (THE MATRIX) comes this tale of revolution in an England of the future, one gone fearful and fascist; anyone different, from homosexuals to free thinking artists, is “black bagged” and subjected to torture and inhumane medical experiments. Hugo Weaving stars as V, the mysterious knife-carrying masked avenger who has lightning reflexes, lots of explosives, and intentions to blow up Parliament. He’s also on a vendetta against the evil powermongers who made him the lonely monster he is. Natalie Portman is the innocent waif who saves him and winds up hiding out in his nifty secret lair, which is filled with forbidden books, art, and a jukebox that plays Cat Power and Julie London’s “Cry Me a River.” Meanwhile, there’s a hangdog police inspector (Stephen Rea) picking up their trail, and a plethora of evil British government types regularly bullied into action by the intensely odious “Grand Chancellor” (John Hurt). Director James McTiegue keeps all these events unfolding at a hypnotically rhythmic pace, like the burning of a long, unstoppable fuse. Some may balk at the film’s seemingly pro-explosive, pro-terrorist stance, but to look deeper is to realize the film merely provides a funhouse mirror of our actual messed-up world, something that is true of all the best science fiction. V certainly fits that category, especially with Natalie Portman in the lead, as lovely and riveting an actress as a beleaguered nation could ever hope for.

33. Groundhog Day (Bugün Aslında Dündü) (1993)

33.Groundhog Day

IMDB puanı: 8.1

Blog puanı: 8.4

IMDB sıralaması: 176.

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Written by: Danny Rubin

Runtime: 101 min

Konu: Once again, for the fifth year in a row, TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is forced to cover the Groundhog Day ceremonies in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, an assignment he truly despises. But this year something truly bizarre happens after he finishes the report: When he wakes up the next morning, ready to leave, he discovers it’s February 2 all over again. He tries to tell his producer, Rita (Andie MacDowell), what’s happening, but neither she nor anyone else understands; only he remembers that they’ve already lived through Groundhog Day. When the same thing happens the next morning, he thinks he’s going insane and wreaks havoc all through the town. More and more mornings pass, all of them February 2, and all of them with an ever angrier Phil. Desperate to escape, he even tries suicide, but still another February 2 dawns. As he starts realizing that his exploits are not making time march on any quicker, Phil begins to change his behavior, performing a series of lifesaving tasks until he becomes a model citizen, hoping it will be enough to get him out of Punxsutawney forever. Along the way he learns more about the people around him–and himself–than he ever thought possible. The film is extremely well put together by director Harold Ramis, and the script by Danny Rubin and Ramis is sharp and clever. The actors–many of whom have to perform essentially the same scene over and over again, with only subtle differences–is a riot.

34. Donnie Darko (Karanlık Yolculuk) (2001)

34.Donnie Darko

IMDB puanı: 8.1

Blog puanı: 8.8

IMDB sıralaması: 177.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone

Directed by: Richard Kelly

Written by: Richard Kelly

Runtime: 113 min

Konu: Writer-director Richard Kelly’s bold debut film is a social satire, a dark comedy, a science fiction time-traveling fantasy, and a suburban nightmare about an extremely intelligent, depressive, self-destructive, narcoleptic, gun-toting, sex-crazed, teenaged arsonist: Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal). DONNIE DARKO is not your typical teen comedy. But, like GHOST WORLD and RUSHMORE, it uses the trappings of the teen comedy as the entry point for a subversive and trenchant (and also wonderfully entertaining) look at American life. The difference between those films and DONNIE DARKO is that Donnie is an unlikely hero who just might save the world.

It’s October 1988, in the Virginia suburb of Middlesex. When Frank, a grotesque giant bunny (possibly imaginary), leads Donnie out of his house minutes before a plane smashes through his roof, he not only saves Donnie’s life but also warns Donnie that the world is about to end. Over the next few weeks, Donnie falls in love with Gretchen (Jena Malone) and tries to figure out what his life means. Kelly’s film perfectly captures the unease that is quietly scratching under the surface of suburban late 1980s life. Gyllenhaal leads an exceptional cast, bringing Kelly’s twisted but humane vision to life. An exceptional performance is given by Mary McDonnell (PASSION FISH) as Donnie’s mother.

35. Twelve Monkeys (12 Maymun) (1995)

35.Twelve Monkeys

IMDB puanı: 8.1

Blog puanı: 8.7

IMDB sıralaması: 178.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Written by: David Peoples

Runtime: 129 min

Konu: When a man enters a hospital claiming to have journeyed back in time from the year 2025 to stop a killer virus from exterminating mankind, a beautiful psychologist decides he might be more than delusional. Terry Gilliam populates this labyrinthine, apocalyptic film with twisted characters and eerie revelations. The film was shot primarily in Philadelphia; Gilliam uses the more dilapidated area of the city to the film’s apocalyptic advantage. The film is based on the 1962 French short film LA JETEE.

36. Black Swan (Siyah Kuğu) (2010)

36.Black Swan

IMDB puanı: 8.1

Blog puanı: 8.9

IMDB sıralaması: 181.

Starring: Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder,Vincent Cassel

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Written by: Darren Aronofsky, Mark Heyman

Runtime: 108 min

Konu: Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company’s artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of “Swan Lake,” Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina’s dark side begins to emerge.

37. Life of Pi (Pi’nin Yaşamı) (2012)

37.Life of Pi

IMDB puanı: 8.2

Blog puanı: 9.2

IMDB sıralaması: 186.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Sonu Sood

Directed by: Ang Lee

Written by: Yann Martel, David Magee

Runtime: 127 min.

Konu: Yann Martel’s ponderous adventure novel gets the big-screen treatment with this Fox 2000 adaptation helmed by director Ang Lee. The coming-of-age story surrounds the son of a zookeeper who survives a shipwreck by stowing away on a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger by the name of Richard Parker. Suraj Sharma heads up the cast as the young boy, with Gérard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Irrfan Khan, Tobey Maguire, and Bollywood actress Tabu also starring.

38. A Beautiful Mind (Akıl Oyunları) (2001)

38.A Beautiful Mind

IMDB puanı: 8.1

Blog puanı: 9.5

IMDB sıralaması: 193.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris,Adam Goldberg, Christopher Plummer

Directed by: Ron Howard

Written by: Akiva Goldsman

Runtime: 135 min

Konu: Director Ron Howard delivers his finest effort with his extraordinary film, A Beautiful Mind, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2001. Based loosely on Sylvia Nasar’s acclaimed biography of mathematician John Forbes Nash, the film is a compelling look at one man’s genius, his debilitating mental illness, and the fine line between the two. A Beautiful Mind begins with Nash (Russell Crowe) at Princeton, where he struggles to think of an original idea, and the stroke of genius that will make him matter. Nash is eccentric, socially awkward, and extremely competitive. Eventually, he finds the inspiration for his innovative and influential work on game theory. He’s chosen for a post at MIT, which includes crucial code-breaking work for the US government. There, he meets a beautiful and brilliant student, Alicia (Jennifer Connelly). They marry but their happiness is threatened, as Nash, belatedly diagnosed as schizophrenic, descends into madness. Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman cannily condenses Nash’s story, and the film manages to dramatize both Nash’s mathematical brilliance and his schizophrenia in a compellingly visual manner. Crowe delivers a strong performance, and has real chemistry with Connelly. The two make the film’s story about the power of love believable and moving.

39. Slumdog Millionaire (Milyoner) (2008)

39.Slumdog Millionaire

IMDB puanı: 8.1

Blog puanı: 9.4

IMDB sıralaması: 195.

Starring: Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Written by: Simon Beaufoy

Runtime: 120 min

Konu: As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” flashbacks show how he got there. Part of a stable of young thieves after their mother dies, Jamal and his brother, Salim, survive on the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but Jamal scrapes by with small jobs until landing a spot on the game show.

40. The Artist (2011)

40.The Artist

IMDB puanı: 8.1

Blog puanı: 8.4

IMDB sıralaması: 202.

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman,James Cromwell

Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius

Written by: Michel Hazanavicius

Runtime: 100 min

Konu: In 1929, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), and, what’s more, it seems Peppy feels the same way. But, George is reluctant to cheat on his wife with the beautiful young actress. The growing popularity of sound in movies further separates the potential lovers, as George’s career begins to fade while Peppy’s star rises.

41. The Truman Show (1998)

41.The Truman Show

IMDB puanı: 8.0

Blog puanı: 8.3

IMDB sıralaması: 213.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris

Directed by: Peter Weir

Written by: Andrew Niccol

Runtime: 103 min

Konu: He doesn’t know it, but everything in Truman Burbank’s (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates “The Truman Show,” a live broadcast of Truman’s every move captured by hidden cameras. Cristof tries to control Truman’s mind, even removing his true love, Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), from the show and replacing her with Meryl (Laura Linney). As Truman gradually discovers the truth, however, he must decide whether to act on it.

42. Ip Man (2008)

42.Ip Man

IMDB puanı: 8.1

Blog puanı: 8.9

IMDB sıralaması: 220.

Starring: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Fan Siu-Wang, Ka Tung Lam

Directed by: Wilson Yip

Written by: Edmond Wong

Runtime: 106 min

Konu: This is the story of Ip Man, a legendary Wing Chun Kung Fu master from Fo Shan, China. The film is set in Japanese occupied Fo Shan following Japan’s invasion of China during World War II. It recounts specifically one man’s opposition the occupying Japanese forces.

43. 3 İdiots (3 Aptal) (2009)

43.3 İdiots

IMDB puanı: 8.3

Blog puanı: 8.8

IMDB sıralaması: 229.

Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rajeev Ravindranathan, Omi Vaidya

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Written by: Chetan Bhagat, Rajkumar Hirani

Runtime: 160 min

Konu: While attending one of India’s premier colleges, miserable engineering students and best friends Ryan (Aamir Khan), Hari (Madhavan) and Alok (Sharman Joshi) struggle to beat their school’s draconian system, which, in their eyes, unfairly values grades over creativity. Based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel Five Point Someone, this entertaining Bollywood comedy also stars Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani.

44. Shutter Island (Zindan Adası) (2010) 

44.Shutter Island

IMDB puanı: 8.0

Blog puanı: 9.2

IMDB sıralaması: 230.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Written by: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane

Runtime: 138 min

Konu: Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio team up as a pair of U.S. Marshals who travel to a secluded island off the coast of Massachusetts to search for an escaped mental patient, uncovering a web of deception along the way as they battle the forces of nature and a prison riot in this Martin Scorsese-helmed period picture. Laeta Kalogridis adapts Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name, with Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures splitting production and distribution duties. Ben Kingsley co-stars as the head of the institution where the patient resided, while Michelle Williams portrays Leonardo DiCaprio’s deceased wife, whose memory haunts him during the investigation. Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley round out the supporting cast.

45. Rain Man (Yağmur Adam) (1988)

45.Rain Man

IMDB puanı: 8.0

Blog puanı: 9.1

IMDB sıralaması: 234.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Written by: Ronald Bass

Runtime: 133 min

Konu: Callous hustler Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) is busy working on his next deal when he receives word that his estranged father has died. After traveling back to Ohio from Los Angeles for the funeral, Charlie is miffed to find that although he will receive a vintage Buick from his father’s estate, he isn’t getting a cent of the three-million-dollar fortune. Instead, Charlie finds that the money has been left to the caretakers of his institutionalized autistic brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman). Once he gets over the shock of the existence of a brother of whom he seems to have no recollection, Charlie kidnaps Raymond and heads cross-country in the Buick in an attempt to get a cut of the inheritance to pay off some of his failing deals. However, during their adventure, Charlie not only learns how to deal with Raymond’s many idiosyncrasies, but he also actually begins to care about his older brother, surprising even himself with his ability to love and his realization that money isn’t necessarily the most important thing. Barry Levinson directs Ron Bass’s script with impeccable timing and a wonderful sense of humor.

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