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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,430,455 | Gross: $28.34M

2. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,682,475 | Gross: $134.97M

3. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 717,545 | Gross: $4.36M

4. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,916,875 | Gross: $37.03M

5. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 643,965 | Gross: $57.60M

6. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Cho, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 636,262 | Gross: $53.37M

7. Whiplash (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Music

88 Metascore

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Votes: 751,399 | Gross: $13.09M

8. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 760,091 | Gross: $32.57M

9. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 361,776 | Gross: $6.53M

10. Premam (2015)

156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man has three opportunities to find love. Will the third time be the charm?

Director: Alphonse Puthren | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian, S.V. Krishna Shankar

Votes: 18,696 | Gross: $0.18M

11. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma

Votes: 177,744 | Gross: $1.22M

12. Black Friday (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

A film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Pawan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastav, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 19,702 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Sir (I) (2018)

99 min | Drama, Romance

A prosperous young Indian man falls in love with his servant, a widow with the dream of becoming a fashion designer.

Director: Rohena Gera | Stars: Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Rahul Vohra

Votes: 5,770

14. Super Deluxe (2019)

Not Rated | 176 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An unfaithful newly-wed wife, an estranged father, a priest and an angry son suddenly find themselves in the most unexpected predicaments, each poised to experience their destiny, all on one fateful day.

Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha Akkineni, Fahadh Faasil, Ramya Krishnan

Votes: 11,911

15. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,587,090 | Gross: $188.02M

16. English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Director: Gauri Shinde | Stars: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand

Votes: 34,558 | Gross: $1.67M

17. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 487,874 | Gross: $32.38M

18. Her (2013)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Votes: 560,667 | Gross: $25.57M

19. The Lunchbox (2013)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lillete Dubey

Votes: 52,654 | Gross: $4.23M

20. Natarang (2010)

127 min | Drama

A poor working man loses his job and decides to start a theater troupe.

Director: Ravi Jadhav | Stars: Atul Kulkarni, Kishore Kadam, Sonalee Kulkarni, Priya Arun Berde

Votes: 1,833

21. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan

Votes: 152,300 | Gross: $174.53M

22. Masala (2012)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of couple who move from town to town, city to city due to failure in business and afraid of facing people to whom they owe money they took for business. At certain a stage of this... See full summary »

Director: Sandesh Kulkarni | Stars: Girish Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash, Mohan Agashe, Om Bhutkar

Votes: 186

23. Ship of Theseus (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

Director: Anand Gandhi | Stars: Aydah El-Kashef, Yogesh Shah, Faraz Khan, Hannan Youssef

Votes: 7,015

24. Joji (2021)

113 min | Crime, Drama

Joji, an engineering dropout and the youngest son of a rich family lives with his aspirations of becoming super wealthy. Driven by greed and blind ambition, he decides to execute his plans following an unexpected event in the family.

Director: Dileesh Pothan | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Dileesh Pothan, Basil Joseph, Unnimaya Prasad

Votes: 7,186

25. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,277,434 | Gross: $216.54M



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