Directors'〘best known〙moviesby angeliki_spatki | created - 10 Aug 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
࿙Very good movies of prominent directors࿚ See also Directors' in action recent pictures
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1. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 722,525 | Gross: $28.26M
"Taxi driver" MARTIN SCORSESE (2)
2. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 1,017,644 | Gross: $46.84M
"GoodFellas" MARTIN SCORSESE
3. Manhattan (1979)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Votes: 131,249 | Gross: $45.70M
"Manhattan" WOODY ALLEN 3
4. Match Point (2005)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Votes: 205,994 | Gross: $23.09M
"Match Point" (Passion, Temptation, Obsession) WOODY ALLEN
5. Irrational Man (2015)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.
Votes: 58,651 | Gross: $4.03M
"Irrational Man" WOODY ALLEN
6. Scoop (2006)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Votes: 80,701 | Gross: $10.53M
WOODY ALLEN Watch Trailer
7. Billy Elliot (2000)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Votes: 126,565 | Gross: $22.00M
"Billie Elliot" STEPHEN DALDRY UK
8. East of Eden (1955)
PG | 118 min | Drama
Two brothers struggle to maintain their strict, Bible-toting father's favor.
"East of Eden" ELIA KAZAN
9. Out of Africa (1985)
PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Votes: 72,618 | Gross: $87.10M
"Out of Africa" SYDNEY POLLACK
10. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 1,067,701 | Gross: $130.10M
"American Beauty" SAM MENDES
11. The Lady and the Duke (2001)
PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Romance
During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.
Votes: 2,563 | Gross: $0.33M
ERIC ROHMER FR
12. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
At the close of World War II, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Votes: 178,357 | Gross: $78.65M
"The English Patient" ANTHONY MINGHELLA UK 2
13. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Votes: 181,822 | Gross: $81.30M
ANTHONY MINGHELLA ࿏ From Patricia Highsmith's Novel UK
14. The Mirror (1975)
G | 107 min | Biography, Drama
A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Votes: 39,867 | Gross: $0.18M
ANDREI TARKOVSKY RU 2
15. Nostalgia (1983)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
A Russian poet and his interpreter travel to Italy to research the life of an 18th-century composer.
Votes: 23,241 | Gross: $0.01M
ANDREI TARKOVSKY RU
16. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War
Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.
Votes: 15,021 | Gross: $0.02M
"The Cranes are Flying" MIKHAIL KALATOZOV ࿏ Has documentary active footage 2
17. I Am Cuba (1964)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, History, War
Four vignettes about the lives of the Cuban people set during the pre-revolutionary era.
MIKHAIL KALATOZOV RU
18. Onegin (1999)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
Russia, 1820s: Onegin inherits his uncle's country estate and moves there from St. Petersburg. He befriends his neighbor, Lensky, and meets Tatyana through him. She falls in love with Onegin but he just wants friendship.
Votes: 7,434 | Gross: $0.21M
MARTHA FIENNES UK
19. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Votes: 727,415 | Gross: $32.57M
ROMAN POLANSKI FR (orig. PL)
20. Secret Window (2004)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.
Votes: 182,109 | Gross: $48.02M
"Secret Window" DAVID KOEPP US
21. The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
100 min | Drama, Mystery
A man returns to the place where his father was murdered and tries to find closure. But he finds himself in a similar predicament as his late father instead.
"Strategia del ragno" BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI (Watch full movie /in italian) (2)
22. Stealing Beauty (1996)
R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
After her mother commits suicide, a young woman travels to Italy in search of love, truth and a deeper connection with herself.
Votes: 25,997 | Gross: $4.57M
"Stealing Beauty" BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI IT
23. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 271,299 | Gross: $5.54M
"Before Sunrise" RICHARD LINKLATER US
24. Breaking the Waves (1996)
R | 159 min | Drama
Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.
Votes: 62,302 | Gross: $4.04M
"Braking the Waves" LARS VON TRIER SE (2)
25. Melancholia (2011)
R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Votes: 167,833 | Gross: $3.03M
LARS VON TRIER
26. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City doctor embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife reveals a painful secret to him.
Votes: 302,498 | Gross: $55.69M
"Eyes Wide Shut" STANLEY KUBRICK
27. Manon of the Spring (1986)
PG | 113 min | Drama
A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier.
Votes: 20,675 | Gross: $3.94M
"Manon of the Spring" CLAUDE BERRI (2)
28. Jean de Florette (1986)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.
Votes: 23,967 | Gross: $4.94M
"Jean de Florette" CLAUDE BERRI
29. The Razor's Edge (1984)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Romance, War
He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor's edge.
Votes: 4,979 | Gross: $6.55M
"The Razor's Edge" JOHN BYRUM
30. Babel (I) (2006)
R | 143 min | Drama
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Votes: 289,002 | Gross: $34.30M
ALEXANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU MX
31. Innocent Voices (2004)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.
Votes: 7,253 | Gross: $0.84M
"Voces Inocentes" LUIS MANTOKI MX
32. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
Votes: 46,494 | Gross: $1.83M
"The Wind that Shakes the Barley" KEN LOACH UK
33. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 357,833 | Gross: $11.29M
"The life of others" FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK DE
34. Mulholland Drive (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 320,972 | Gross: $7.22M
"Mulholland Drive" DAVID LYNCH
35. I Vitelloni (1953)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.
Votes: 16,032 | Gross: $0.10M
36. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 638,433 | Gross: $138.80M
"The King's Speech" TOM HOOPER UK
37. Blow-Up (1966)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A fashion photographer unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park.
"Blow-up" MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
38. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
Votes: 520,921 | Gross: $1.02M
"Casablanca" MICHAEL CURTIZ
39. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 310,681 | Gross: $48.98M
"The Deer Hunter" MICHAEL CIMINO
40. Padre Padrone (1977)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama
The son of a shepherd embarks in the quest of emancipating himself from a tough lifestyle that his condition and his father force on him.
"Padre Padrone" PAOLO e VITTORIO TAVIANI
41. Il Postino (1994)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet, and then uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Votes: 33,535 | Gross: $21.85M
"Il Postino" MICHAEL RADFORD
42. Jules and Jim (1962)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance
Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.
"Jules et Jim" FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT
43. Breathless (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
Votes: 73,056 | Gross: $0.34M
"A bout de souffle" JEAN-LUC GODARD
44. Tristana (1970)
PG-13 | 99 min | Drama
Shortly after her mother's death, an innocent and youthful woman will find refuge into the household of her middle-aged aristocratic guardian, who will submit her to his sexual advances.
Votes: 10,621 | Gross: $0.01M
LUIS BUÑUEL ES
45. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
Lucy meets George in a Florence pensione and the two share a brief romance before Lucy re