My top 250 films of the 20th and 21st century (no order)by salvadoras | created - 02 Feb 2011 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
USA:76, UK:21, France:18, Italy:17, Former Soviet Union:12, Germany:10, Greece:7, Japan:7, Mexico:6, Spain:6, Sweden:5, Denmark:5, Former West Germany:4, South Korea:3, Cuba:3, Iran:3, India:2, Hungary:2, Former East Germany:2, Turkey:2, Brazil:2, Chile:2, Algeria:2, Ireland:1, Finland:1, Austria:1, Belgium:1, Albania:1, Bulgaria:1, Romania:1, Poland:1, Former Czechoslovakia:1, Former Yugoslavia:1, Former Serbia & Montenegro:1, Palestine:1, Lebanon:1, Bangladesh:1, Philippines:1, Vietnam:1, Former North Vietnam:1, North Korea:1, China:1, Taiwan:1, Hong-Kong:1, Canada:1, Argentina:1, Colombia:1, Bolivia:1, Guatemala:1, Nicaragua:1, Egypt:1, Tunisia:1, South Africa:1, Senegal:1, Australia:1, New Zealand:1.
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1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Votes: 768,832 | Gross: $6.21M
5. Dogville (2003)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado community in exchange for labor, but when a search visits the town she finds out that their support has a price.
Votes: 139,680 | Gross: $1.53M
6. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.
Votes: 53,956 | Gross: $0.05M
10. Metropolis (1927)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Votes: 162,595 | Gross: $1.24M
11. City Lights (1931)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Votes: 170,893 | Gross: $0.02M
12. Freaks (1932)
Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
13. Reds (1981)
PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Votes: 21,254 | Gross: $40.38M
15. Lucia (1968)
160 min | Drama
Traces episodes in the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930s, and the 1960s.
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 932,028 | Gross: $112.00M
17. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 219,772 | Gross: $50.28M
18. The Counterfeit Coin (1955)
127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Pivoting around a shiny counterfeit gold sovereign freshly milled from the clandestine workshop of an otherwise honest goldsmith, four brief vignettes of human imperfection; seduction; fate; desire, and devotion inextricably interweave.
19. Z (1969)
M | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History
The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it.
Votes: 24,406 | Gross: $0.08M
20. Playtime (1967)
Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy
Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.
22. The Strawberry Statement (1970)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
An apolitical college student joins a group of campus protesters to meet girls but gets swept up in their cause and involved in a violent confrontation with police.
Votes: 1,496 | Gross: $0.80M
24. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A gender-queer punk-rock singer from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
Votes: 32,283 | Gross: $3.03M
25. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
R | 118 min | Drama, Music
In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Votes: 34,099 | Gross: $1.05M
28. The Promise (1996)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.
Votes: 7,388 | Gross: $0.45M
29. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 708,475 | Gross: $7.56M
30. The Hours (2002)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.
Votes: 125,909 | Gross: $41.68M
32. Stella (1955)
90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Proud and independent, Stella, an unconventional Rebetico singer who cherishes her freedom, finds herself in an intense whirlwind romance. Everything points to a tragic ending, and in the aftermath of passion, there can be no winners.
33. Professor Mamlock (1961)
99 min | Drama
Professor Hans Mamlock is the distinguished chief of surgery in a university hospital. The year is 1933, and although the Professor is Jewish, he remains unconcerned with politics and the ... See full summary »
34. Machuca (2004)
Not Rated | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Two 12-year-old Chilean children from different social classes become friends in 1973. They both discover each other's world as political tensions in their country increase.
35. Head-On (2004)
R | 121 min | Drama, Romance
With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.
36. Mysterious Skin (2004)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Votes: 66,470 | Gross: $0.70M
37. In the Name of the Father (1993)
R | 133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.
Votes: 161,081 | Gross: $25.01M
38. The Crying Game (1992)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.
Votes: 51,814 | Gross: $62.55M
39. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 801,572 | Gross: $78.90M
40. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Votes: 1,249,101 | Gross: $322.74M
42. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror
A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.
Votes: 28,277 | Gross: $0.05M
43. Don't Look Now (1973)
R | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
Votes: 50,838 | Gross: $0.98M
45. Ordet (1955)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama