Top 30 movies → # 01 : One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
“What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin’? Well you’re not! You’re not! You’re no crazier than the average asshole out walkin’ around on the streets and that’s it!”
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Louise Fletcher…
Synopsis: Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse.
Top 30 movies → # 02 : A Clockwork Orange
“It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little of the Ludwig Van.”
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, John Clive, Aubrey Morris…
Synopsis: In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society’s crime problem… but not all goes to plan.
Top 30 movies → # 03 : The Usual Suspects
“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, ‘poof’. He’s gone…”
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro…
Synopsis: A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
Top 30 movies → # 04 : The Lion King
“ You said you’d always be there! But you’re not… and it’s because of me. ”
Director: Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff
Cast (voice actors): Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Iron, James Earl Jones, Jim Cummings…
Synopsis: Tricked by his uncle into thinking he killed his own father, the King, the young Simba flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.
Top 30 movies → # 05 : Forrest Gump
“My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ”
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field…
Synopsis: Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
Top 30 movies → # 06 : The Godfather
“ I don’t like violence. I’m a businessman; blood is a big expense. ”
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton…
Synopsis: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Top 30 movies → # 07 : Monty Python and The Holy Grail
“No, no. So… what else floats in water?” “Bread.” “Apples.” “Very small rocks.” “Cider.” “Gravy.” “Cherries.” “Mud.” “Churches.” “Lead! Lead!!”
Director: Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin…
Synopsis: King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.
Top 30 movies → # 08 : Pulp Fiction
“ And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel…
Synopsis: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Top 30 movies → # 09 : Amadeus
“ God was singing through this little man to all the world, unstoppable, making my defeat more bitter with every passing bar. ”
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Christine Ebersole…
Synopsis: The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback mode by Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum, after a suicide attempt by slitting his throat while loudly begging forgiveness for having killed Mozart.
Top 30 movies → # 10 : The Dark Knight
“ You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
Director: Chritopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhall…
Synopsis: Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker, as he drives each of them to their limits.
Top 30 movies → # 11 : Back to the Future
“If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour… you’re gonna see some serious shit.”
Director: Robet Zemeckis
Cast: Michael J.Fox, Chritopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson…
Synopsis: In 1985, Doc Brown invents time travel; in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake.
Top 30 movies → # 12 : Misery
“I am your number one fan. There is nothing to worry about. You are going to be just fine. I am your number one fan. ”
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth…
Synopsis: Famed novelist Paul Sheldon is the author of a successful series of novels: Misery. He departs from Colorado to head west but his car goes off the road. He is rescued by a nurse Annie Wilkes. Annie claims she is his ‘number one fan’ and talks a lot about him and his novels. She is, in fact, an obsessed and psychotic fan.
Top 30 movies → # 13 : Memento
“You sad, sad freak. I can say whatever the fuck I want, and you won’t remember. We’ll still be best friends. Or maybe even lovers. ”
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Guy Pearce, Carrie Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano…
Synopsis: Leonard Shelby has lost his short-time memory due to a brain trauma, he cannot make new memories any more. His wife was killed by robbers, and despite his state he wants to track down the murderer and kill him. He uses photographs and tattoes on his body to make himself remember some important facts.
Top 30 movies → # 14 : District 9
“Get your fokkin’ tentacle out of my face! ”
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt…
Synopsis: An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Top 30 movies → # 15 : Star WarsEpisode V - The Empire Strikes Back
“The force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet. ”
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: MArk Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fischer, Billy Dee Williams…
Synopsis: While Luke takes advanced Jedi training from Yoda, his friends are relentlessly pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.