100 Essential Modern Movies

The 100 films you’d be most offended to learn your best friend hasn’t yet seen.  (Nineties to present day)

  1. Goodfellas (1990)  Directed by Martin Scorsese. Screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi.  Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, and Paul Sorvino.
  2. There Will Be Blood (2007)  Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair.  Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano.
  3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)  Directed by Frank Darabont.  Screenplay by Frank Darabont, based on the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.  Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.
  4. Pulp Fiction (1994)  Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.  Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Harvey Keitel.
  5. Schindler’s List (1993)  Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally.  Starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes.
  6. Boogie Nights (1997)  Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Starring Mark Walhberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reily, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, Nicole Ari Parker, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
  7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)  Directed by Jonathan Demme.  Screenplay by Ted Tally, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris.  Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn and Ted Levine.
  8. The Social Network (2010)  Directed by David Fincher.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.  Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, and Rooney Mara.
  9.  Fargo (1996)  Directed by Joel Coen.  Written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.  Starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, and Peter Stormare.
  10. Fight Club (1999)  Directed by David Fincher.  Screenplay by Jim Uhls, based on the novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.  Starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf Aday, and Jared Leto.
  11. The Big Lebowski (1998) Directed by Joel Coen.  Written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.  Starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, and John Turturro.
  12.  Jurassic Park (1993)  Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Screenplay by Michael Crichton and David Koepp, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton.  Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough.
  13. The Dark Knight (2008)  Directed by Christopher Nolan.  Screenplay by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan.  Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman.
  14. No Country for Old Men (2007)  Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.  Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy.  Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin.
  15. Children of Men (2006) Directed by Alfonso Cuaron.  Screenplay by Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, and Hawk Ostby.  Based on the novel The Children of Men by P.D. James.  Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Charie Hunnam.
  16. Heat (1995)  Written and directed by Michael Mann.  Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore, Val Kilmer, Ashley Judd, Diane Venora, Amy Brenneman, Ted Levine, and Jon Voight.
  17. Reservoir Dogs (1992)  Directed by Quentin Tarantino.  Written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary.  Starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, and Michael Madsen.
  18. Mulholland Dr. (2001) Written and directed by David Lynch.  Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller and Robert Forster.
  19. Toy Story (1995)  Directed by John Lasseter.  Screenplay by Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, and Alec Sokolow.  Starring b Hanks and Tim Allen.
  20. Forrest Gump (1994)  Directed by Robert Zemeckis.  Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel of the same name by Winston Groom.  Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field.
  21. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)  Directed by Adam McKay.  Written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.  Starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Kouchner and Fred Williard.
  22. Memento (2000)  Directed by Christopher Nolan.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, based on the short story “Memento Mori” by Jonathan Nolan.  Starring Guy Pierce, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano.
  23. City of God (2002)  Directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund.  Screenplay by Brailio Mantovani, based on the novel of the same name by Paulo Lins.  Starring Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Phellipe Haagensen, and Douglas Silva.
  24.  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)  Directed by Peter Jackson.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, based on the novel of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien.  Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Ott,o David Wenham, Karl Urban, John Noble, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm and Sean Bean.
  25. Saving Private Ryan (1998)  Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Screenplay by Robert Rodat.  Starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, and Tom Sizemore.
  26. Se7en (1995)  Directed by David Fincher.  Written by Andrew Kevin Walker.  Starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Spacey.
  27. The Matrix (1999)  Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers.  Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishbone, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Joe Pantoliano.
  28. Dazed and Confused (1993)  Written and directed by Richard Linklater.  Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Rory Cochrane, Adam Goldberg, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich and Ben Affleck.
  29. The Departed (2006)  Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Screenplay by William Monahan, based on the Hong Kong film Internal Affairs by Alan Mak and Felix Chong.  Starring Leonard DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Vera Farmiga and Alec Baldwin.
  30.  Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)  Directed by James Cameron.  Written by James Cameron and William Wisher.  Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick.
  31. Billy Madison (1995)  Directed by Tamra Davis.  Written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy.  Starring by Adam Sandler, Bradley Whiford, Norm McDonald, Bridgette Wilson, Josh Mostel.
  32.  Good Will Hunting (1997) Directed by Gus Van Sant.  Written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.  Starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, and Minnie Driver.
  33. Malcolm X (1992)  Directed by Spike Lee.  Screenplay by Spike Lee and Arnold Perl, based on the book The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X.  Starring Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr, and Delroy Lindo.
  34. Braveheart (1995)  Directed by Mel Gibson.  Written by Randall Wallace.  Starring Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan and Catherine McCormack.
  35. Zodiac (2007) Directed by David Fincher.  Screenplay by James Vanderbilt.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, and Anthony Edwards.
  36. The Usual Suspects (1995)  Directed by Bryan Singer.  Written by Christopher McQuarrie.  Starring Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Gsbriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Chazz Palminteri and Pete Postlethwaite.
  37. Being John Malkovich (1999)  Directed by Spike Jonze.  Written by Charlie Kaufman.  Starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, and John Malkovich.
  38. Zoolander (2001)  Directed by Ben Stiller.  Screenplay by Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, and John Hamburg.  Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Jerry Stiller, and Jon Voight.
  39. Casino (1995)  Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Screenplay by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese.  Based on the non-fiction book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi.  Starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, Don Rickles, Kevin Pollak and James Woods.
  40.  Unforgiven (1992)  Directed by Clint Eastwood.  Written by David Webb Peoples.  Starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Harris.
  41.  Training Day (2001) Directed by Antoine Fuqua.  Written by David Ayer.  Starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
  42.  Gladiator (2000) Directed by Ridley Scott.  Screenplay by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson.  Starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, and Richard Harris.
  43.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Directed by Michel Gondry.  Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman.  Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson.
  44. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)  Directed by Steven Soderbergh.  Screenplay by Ted Griffin, based on the 1960 film Ocean’s 11.  Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.
  45. Leon: The Professional (1994)  Written and directed by Luc Besson.  Starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman and Danny Aiello.
  46. Rounders (1998)  Directed by John Dahl.  Written by David Levien and Brian Koppelman.  Starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Turturro, Gretchen Mol, Famke Janssen, John Malkovich and Martin Landau.
  47. A Few Good Men (1992)  Directed by Rob Reiner.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on his play of the same name.  Starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollack, James Marshall, JT Walsh, and Kiefer Sutherland.
  48. Out of Sight (1998)  Directed by Steven Soderbergh.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard.  Starring George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, and Albert Brooks.
  49.  The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)  Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Screenplay by Terence Winter, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort.  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau and Jean Dujardin.
  50. Point Break (1991)  Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.  Screenplay by W. Peter Illiff.  Starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey and Lori Petti.
  51. Groundhog Day (1993) Directed by Harold Ramis.  Screenplay by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis.  Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott.x
  52.  Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)  Directed by George Miller.  Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris.  Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee and Courtney Eaton.
  53.  The Master (2012)  Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.
  54. LA Confidential (1997)  Directed by Curtis Hanson.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson, based on the novel of the same name by James Ellroy.  Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pierce, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, David Strathairn and Danny DeVito.
  55.  Traffic (2000) Directed by Steven Soderbergh.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, based on the British television serial Traffik by Simon Moore.  Starring Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Luis Guzman, James Brolin, Topher Grace, and Erika Christensen.
  56. My Cousin Vinny (1992) Directed by Jonathan Lynn.  Written by Dale Launer.  Starring Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, and Fred Gwynne.
  57.  The Sixth Sense (1999)  Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.  Starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams and Haley Joel Osment.
  58. Requiem for a Dream (2000) Directed by Darren Aronofsky.  Screenplay by Hubert Selby Jr and Darren Aronofsky, based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby Jr.  Starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly and Marlon Wayans.
  59. American Psycho (2000) Directed by Mary Harron.  Screenplay by Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner, based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis.  Starring Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Reese Witherspoon, Chloe Sevigy, Jared Leto, and Josh Lucas.
  60. Inception (2010) Written and directed by Christopher Nolan.  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine.
  61. The Fugitive (1993) Directed by Andrew Davis.  Screenplay by David Twohy and Jeb Stuart, based on the TV series The Fugitive by Roy Huggins.  Starring Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Joe Pantoliano and Andreas Katsulas.
  62. Trainspotting (1996)  Directed by Danny Boyle.  Screenplay by John Hodge, based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh.  Starring Ewan McMgregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly McDonald.
  63. There’s Something About Mary (1998)  Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly.  Screenplay by Ed Decter, John Strauss, Peter Farrelly, and Bobby Farrelly.  Starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, and Matt Dillon.
  64. Almost Famous (2000)  Written and directed by Cameron Crowe.  Starring Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Patrick Fugit, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, and Noah Taylor.
  65. Donnie Darko (2001)  Written and directed by Richard Kelley.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Mary McDonnell.
  66. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)  Directed by Jay Roach.  Written by Mike Myers.  Starring Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, and Mimi Rodgers.
  67.  Pretty Woman (1990)  Directed by Garry Marshall.  Written by J. F. Lawton.  Starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.
  68. JFK (1991)  Directed by Oliver Stone.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar, based on the books On the Trail of Assassins by Jim Garrison and Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy by Jim Mars.  Starring Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Oldman, Michael Rooker, Jay O Sanders and Sissy Spacek.
  69. Friday Night Lights (2004) Directed by Peter Berg.  Screenplay by David Aaron Cohen and Peter Berg, based on the non-fiction book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Connie Britton, and Lucas Black.
  70. The Prestige (2006)  Directed by Christopher Nolan.  Screenplay by Christopher and Jonathan Nolan, based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Priest.  Starring Hugh Jackson, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, and David Bowie.
  71. Dumb and Dumber (1994)  Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly.  Written by Peter Farrelly, Bennett Yelin, and Bobby Farrelly.  Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
  72.  Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Directed by Stanley Kubrick.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael.  Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, and Marie Richardson.
  73. Rushmore (1998)  Directed by Wes Anderson.  Written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson.  Starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox, Mason Gamble, Sara Tanaka, Stephen McCole, Connie Nielsen, and Luke Wilson.
  74. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)  Directed by Terry Gilliam.  Based on the book of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson.  Starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro.
  75.  Jackie Brown (1997) Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, based on the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard.  Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Bridget Fonda, and Robert De Niro.
  76. The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)  Directed by Anthony Minghella.  Screenplay by Anthony Minghella, based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith.  Starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport, James Rebhorn, and Sergio Rubini.
  77. The Rock (1996) Directed by Michael Bay.  Screenplay by David Weinberg, Douglas Cook and Mark Rosner.  Starring Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, and William Forsythe.
  78. Step Brothers (2008) Directed by Adam McKay.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.  Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reily, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen, Adam Scott, and Kathryn Hahn.
  79. The Sandlot (1993)  Directed by David Mickey Evans.  Written by David Mickey Evans and Robert Gunter.  Starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Shane Obedzinski, Grant Gelt, Brandon Adams, Victor DiMattia, Denis Leary, Karen Allen, and James Earl Jones.
  80. American History X (1998) Directed by Tony Kaye.  Written by David McKenna.  Starring Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott Gould, Avery Brooks and Beverly D’Angelo.
  81. Edward Scissorhands (1990) Directed by Tim Burton.  Screenplay by Caroline Thompson.  Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price and Alan Arkin.
  82. Twelve Monkeys (1995)  Directed by Terry Gilliam.  Screenplay by David and Janet Peoples, based on the featurette La Jetee by Chris Marker.  Starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt and Christopher Plummer.
  83. Kids (1995)  Directed by Larry Clark.  Screenplay by Harmony Korine.  Starring Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, and Chloe Sevigny.
  84. Speed (1994)  Directed by Jan de Bont.  Written by Graham Yost and Joss Whedon.  Starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, and Jeff Daniels.
  85. Home Alone (1990) Directed by Chris Columbus.  Written by John Hughes.  Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, and Catherine O’Hara.
  86.  Get Out (2017)  Written and directed by Jordan Peele.  Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Bety Gabriel, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson and LilRel Howery.
  87. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro.  Starring Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil, and Alex Angulo.
  88. The Blair Witch Project (1999)  Written and directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez.  Starring Heather Donahue, Michael Williams, and Joshua Leonard.
  89. Scream (1996)  Directed by Wes Craven.  Written by Kevin Williamson.  Starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Matthew Littered, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, and Drew Barrymore.
  90. Office Space (1999) Written and directed by Mike Judge.  Starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Stephen Root, and Gary Cole.
  91. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) Directed by Chris Columbus.  Screenplay by Randi Mayem Singer and Leslie Dixon.  Starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, and Robert Prosy.
  92. The Lion King (1994) Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.  Screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton.  Starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Cheech Marin.
  93. Crimson Tide (1995)  Directed by Tony Scott.  Screenplay by Michael Schiffer.  Story by Michael Schiffer and Richard P. Henrick.  Starring Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini and Matt Craven.
  94. Magnolia (1999)  Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Starring Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Melina Dillon, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Jay, William H Macy, Aldred Molina, Julianne Moore, John C Reily, Jason Robards, and Melora Walters.
  95. Gangs of New York (2002) Directed by Martin Scorsese.  Screenplay by Jay Cocks, Kenneth Lonergan, and Steven Zaillian. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz.
  96.  Mean Girls (2004)  Directed by Mark Waters.  Screenplay by Tina Fey, loosely based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman.  Starring Lindsey Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzie Caplan, Tim Meadows, and Tina Fey.
  97. Mystic River (2003) Directed by Clint Eastwood.  Screenplay by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel Mystic River by Dennis Lehane.  Starring Sean Penn, Tim Robins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney.
  98. Face/Off (1997)  Directed by John Woo.  Written by Mike Werb and Michael Colleary.  Starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, and Alessandro Nivola.
  99. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)  Written and directed by the Coen Brothers.  Starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, Michael Badalucco, John Goodman, and Holly Hunter.
  100.  Gone Baby Gone (2007)  Directed by Ben Affleck.  Screenplay by Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard, based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane.  Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Monoghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton, Amy Ryan, Amy Madigan, Titus Welliver and Edi Gathegil.


Bubble: In the Mood For Love (2000), Lost in Translation (2003), Titanic (1997), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Parasite (2019), Moneyball (2011), Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003), Superbad (2007), Crimson Tide (1995), Miller’s Crossing (1990), John Wick (2014), Sicario (2015), Cast Away (2000), Her (2103), Apollo 13 (1996), Spirited Away (2001), Old School (2003), Jerry Maguire (1996), A Serious Man (2009), Oldboy (2003), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), True Romance (1993), Moonlight (2016), Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Michael Clayton (2007), Remember the Titans (2000), Taken (2008), Sin City (2005), The Hunt For Red October (1990), Spotlight (2015), The Mighty Ducks (1992), Tombstone (1993), Clueless (1995), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), WALL-E (2008), Black Hawk Down (2001), Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), Yi Yi (2000), Phantom Thread (2017), Aladdin (1992), Rudy (1993), Boyhood (2015), The Insider (1999), White Men Can’t Jump (1992), Three Kings (1999), Lady Bird (2017), Collateral (2004), The Wrestler (2008), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), 25th Hour (2002), Before Sunset (2004), Munich (2005), 28 Days Later… (2002), Life is Beautiful (1997), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Mission Impossible (1996), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Dunkirk (2017), The Tree of Life (2011), Straight Outta Compton (2015), The Intouchables (2011), The Hurt Locker (2008), Hereditary (2018), Django Unchained (2012), Friday (1995), Love Actually (2003), Con Air (1997), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Whiplash (2014), The Fast and the Furious (2001), The Boondock Saints (1999), The Avengers (2012), Black Swan (2010), Roma (2019), Swingers (1996), Incendies (2010), A Separation (2011), Total Recall (1990), Downfall (2004), Gattaca (1997), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), The Game (1997), The Lives of Others (2006), Barton Fink (1991), Primal Fear (1996), Misery (1990), Frances Ha (2012), Elf (2003), Thelma and Louise (1991)

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  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a huge omission. I’d be incredibly surprised to know that someone hasn’t seen it even once during the holidays.

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