A list of 40 must-see movies!

We made a list of 40 must-see movies, a.k.a. movies that you – as a moviefan – you should have watched at least once in your life! Ofcourse this list is far from complete, but here’s to give you an idea of some great movies that were made in the past 100 years!
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1.
Schindler’s List (1993)

  8.9/10
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. (195 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
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2.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

  9.3/10
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.(142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
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3.
Forrest Gump (1994)

  8.7/10
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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4.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

  8.6/10
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. (169 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
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5.
Groundhog Day (1993)

  8.1/10
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
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6.
Seabiscuit (2003)

  7.3/10
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. (140 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
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7.
Apollo 13 (1995)

  7.5/10
Three astronauts must devise a strategy to return to Earth safely after their spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage. (140 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
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8.
Cast Away (2000)

  7.6/10
A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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9.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)

  8.8/10
A meek hobbit of The Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
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10.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

  8.7/10
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron’s new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. (179 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
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11.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)

  8.9/10
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron’s army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
Image of The Godfather
12.
The Godfather (1972)

  9.2/10
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
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13.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)

  9.1/10
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba. (200 mins.)
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14.
The Godfather: Part III (1990)

  7.6/10
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.(162 mins.)
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15.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

  8.4/10
A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
Image of Titanic
16.
Titanic (1997)

  7.6/10
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
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17.
Remember the Titans (2000)

  7.6/10
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
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18.
Black Hawk Down (2001)

  7.7/10
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.(144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
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19.
Source Code (2011)

  7.5/10
An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
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20.
The Exorcist (1973)

  8.0/10
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
Director: William Friedkin
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21.
Inception (2010)

  8.8/10
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception. (148 mins.)
Image of Avatar
22.
Avatar (2009)

  8/10
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
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23.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

  7.9/10
A meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet. (115 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg
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24.
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

  7.7/10
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
Image of Ocean's Twelve
25.
Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

  6.2/10
Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean’s 11. (125 mins.)
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26.
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

  6.9/10
Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff. (122 mins.)
Image of Léon
27.
Léon (1994)

  8.6/10
A professional assassin rescues a teenage girl whose parents were killed in a police raid. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
Image of Black Swan
28.
Black Swan (2010)

  8.1/10
A ballet dancer wins the lead in “Swan Lake” and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan – Princess Odette – but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan. (108 mins.)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
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29.
Road to Perdition (2002)

  7.7/10
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman’s son witnesses what his father does for a living. (117 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
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30.
Three Kings (1999)

  7.2/10
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help. (114 mins.)
Director: David O. Russell
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31.
Armageddon (1998)

  6.4/10
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save humanity. (151 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
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32.
Valkyrie (2008)

  7.1/10
Based on actual events, a plot to assassinate Hitler is unfurled during the height of WWII. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
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33.
The Prestige (2006)

  8.5/10
The rivalry between two magicians is exacerbated when one of them performs the ultimate illusion. (130 mins.)
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34.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)

  7.6/10
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. (128 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
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35.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

  7.3/10
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
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36.
Tears of the Sun (2003)

  6.5/10
Bruce Willis plays a Special-Ops commander who leads his team into the jungle of Nigeria to rescue a doctor played by Monica Belluci who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees too. (121 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
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37.
Eight Below (2006)

  7.2/10
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival. (120 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
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38.
Angels & Demons (2009)

  6.6/10
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican. (138 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
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39.
Independence Day (1996)

  6.8/10
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man’s best weapon is the will to survive. (145 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
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40.
Apocalypto (2006)

7.8/10
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson

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