Best Films of All Time (2013 revision - 2013 final update)

Already 125 years since the discovery of the first film in the year 1888 through Roundhay Garden Scene although this includes a short film but this is the first film ever made in the historical records, within a period of 125 years that too many events like the bitter sweet sorrow in the film industry for example, began to distrust of the people on the speak film when the silent film era was victorious until competition with television industry many movies economy made in a difficult or made during the war at that time not a few directors and producers who fear and choose how to safely make the war film genre to support the dictator on it, it's no wonder a lot of 40s films like propoganda nazi or communist soviet but there is also a brave fight like Charles Chaplin's satire on Adolf Hitler through the work of satire war comedy, The Great Dictator.

When the movie is more developed in the presence of staining not a few who are still wearing black and white pattern due to the expensive cost of color film when it is considered superior but not a few critics and laymen consider black and white film is better because it has been accustomed.

In 1941 the boy genius Orson Welles also appears with his movie titled Citizen Kane a film inspire the next independent film for more work, Orson many changes including the cinematographyor lighting a peak into the movie Citizen Kane was named best film of all time by critics and Any layman, I mention this as a Welles film independent film because this is the first film made by Welles although the cost is not cheap, well from the film Welles is a link that is not always a movie madeby the director not named at that time meant that ugly mean time, Welles was not named as it is now.

While in another country for example in France during the year 50 to 60 large-scale changes in the industry that the era before the end of the 40s too bored with the movie genre Kingdom or the theme of nobility, although there is also apraised Les Enfants Du Paradis such as society at that time was more interested in seeing a beautiful woman and the scene shooting from Hollywood movies than seeing a movie by them are considered boring but in the era of the late 50s to 60s showdirectors who make major changes to the French cinema, one of them is Jean-Luc Godard.

While in Japan although its history is long but that marked the era of Japanese film revival is a 50s era began in 1950 starting with success film Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa in 1950 and followed by other films including Ugetsu Monogatari from Kenji Mizoguchi and Shichinin No Samurai Masterpiece from Akira Kurosawa.

Talking about movies, films can also be called a culture, yes the film is the culture it describes our current situation through celluloid, arguably yes film is a time machine that connects us with eras cultures before, even my feel if the culture of a nation is good then it will produce a good film too, then the long history I will release the 250 best films of all time in my view, it might be controversial but I know my choice because I've thought about this carefully, this is the best movie of all time in my view.

And my messages do not look at movies from one or two sides but look at it from the whole, I am also here trying to straighten misplaced that old movie is bad and movie today was good

I gave an assessment of some aspects that influence, stories, plots, cinematography, shot as well as virtual creative, beauty, witty dialogue and acting that are right on target, not contrived as natural and film are real events, wardrobe and makeup are excellent, the setting and the proper lighting, editing is not flawed and imperfect, complex scripts yet easy to understand precisely the film does not deviate too far from a script already written, as well as a reference list of best film by critics and media assessment survey as a list list AFI, BFI (Sight & Sound) or TSPDT more often a film into list best critics and survey various media it will be increasingly high rangking.

But from it all there's also which has special conditions such as Ladri Di Biciclette because I consider that film to be the most beautiful films ever made and The Tree Of Life which I consider that film is best film with best cinematography ever created or Shichinin No Samurai as the most influential film in the face of the Earth according to me personally, and Casablanca with the best film with best screenplay ever writen version Writers Guild of America, the privilege of each of those movies give assessment plus than other films.




Citizen Kane(1941)

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)

Director: Orson Welles

Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead





Die Reise nach Tokio(1953)

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)

Director: Yasujirô Ozu

Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara





Panzerkreuzer Potemkin(1925)

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)

Director: S.M. Eisenstein

Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov





Vertigo - Aus dem Reich der Toten(1958)

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's much-younger wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore




2001: Odyssee im Weltraum(1968)

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (160 mins.)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter





Die Spielregel(1939)

A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau. (110 mins.)

Director: Jean Renoir

Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély






A man and his son search for a stolen bicycle vital for his job. (93 mins.)

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda





Die sieben Samurai(1954)

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki





Wie ein wilder Stier(1980)

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent





Der Pate(1972)

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton






A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura





Der schwarze Falke(1956)


A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)

Director: John Ford

Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

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Apocalypse Now(1979)


During the U.S.-Viet Nam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)

Director: Francis Coppola

Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. (94 mins.)

Director: F.W. Murnau

Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)

Director: Federico Fellini

Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

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Singin' in the Rain(1952)


A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)

Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

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Im Zeichen des Bösen(1958)


A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)

Director: Orson Welles

Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia

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Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

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Der Mann mit der Kamera(1929 Documentary)


A cameraman travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling inventiveness. (68 mins.)

Director: Dziga Vertov

Stars: Mikhail Kaufman

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Johanna von Orléans(1928)


A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)

Director: Carl Th. Dreyer

Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

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Lawrence von Arabien(1962)


A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in Arabia. (216 mins.)

Director: David Lean

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

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Lichter der Großstadt(1931)


The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with. (87 mins.)

Director: Charles Chaplin

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers

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Der Pate 2(1974)


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.)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

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Boulevard der Dämmerung(1950)


A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)

Director: Billy Wilder

Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

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Die Nacht des Jägers(1955)


A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (93 mins.)

Director: Charles Laughton

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

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Schindlers Liste(1993)


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

Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

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Ugetsu - Erzählungen unter dem Regenmond(1953)


In the beginning of the springtime in the period of the Japanese Civil Wars of the Sixteenth Century in Lake Biwa in the Province of Omi... (96 mins.)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Eitarô Ozawa

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When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live on his ship, on board of which are, besides the two of them... (89 mins.)

Director: Jean Vigo

Stars: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon, Gilles Margaritis

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Der Spiegel(1975)


A man in his forties is going to die and remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments but things that also tell the story of all the Russian nation... (108 mins.)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Stars: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovsky, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

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Das Musikzimmer(1958)


Biswambhar Roy is a zamindar (landlord) and the last of his kind. With the title, he has none of the perquisites... (100 mins.)

Director: Satyajit Ray

Stars: Chhabi Biswas, Sardar Akhtar, Gangapada Basu, Bismillah Khan

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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)

Director: Fritz Lang

Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

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Ausser Atem(1960)


A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him. (90 mins.)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

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Die Marx Brothers im Krieg(1933)


Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. (68 mins.)

Director: Leo McCarey

Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

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Zum Beispiel Balthasar(1966)


The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette. (95 mins.)

Director: Robert Bresson

Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert

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Dr. Seltsam, oder wie ich lernte, die Bombe zu lieben(1964)


An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

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Die Verachtung(1963)


Paul Javal is a writer who is hired to make a script for a new movie about Ulysses more commercial,... (103 mins.)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

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Zwei glorreiche Halunken(1966)


A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)

Director: Sergio Leone

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

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Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens(1922)


Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula." (94 mins.)

Director: F.W. Murnau

Stars: Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff, Gustav von Wangenheim

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The Tree of Life(2011)


The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)

Director: Terrence Malick

Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

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Der General(1926)


When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines. (107 mins.)

Director: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton

Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

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It's a Wonderful Life(1946)


An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)

Director: Frank Capra

Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

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Die Reifeprüfung(1967)


Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine. (106 mins.)

Director: Mike Nichols

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

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Kinder des Olymp(1945)


This tale centers around the love between Baptiste, a theater mime, and Claire Reine, an actress and... (190 mins.)

Director: Marcel Carné

Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir

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The Tramp goes the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)

Director: Charles Chaplin

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman

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A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder. (130 mins.)

Director: Roman Polanski

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

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Wer die Nachtigall stört(1962)


Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. (129 mins.)

Director: Robert Mulligan

Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

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A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers. (85 mins.)

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

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Die Brücke am Kwai(1957)


After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)

Director: David Lean

Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

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Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge(1937)


Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss. (83 mins.)

Director: William Cottrell, David Hand

Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

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Das Fenster zum Hof(1954)


A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

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Sansho Dayu - Ein Leben ohne Freiheit(1954)


In mediaeval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him... (124 mins.)

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

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Der Herr der Ringe - Die Gefährten(2001)


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

Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

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Dekalog(1988 Mini-Series)


Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. (55 mins.)

Stars: Artur Barcis, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Olaf Lubaszenko, Piotr Machalica

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Der unsichtbare Dritte(1959)


A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

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Der Glanz des Hauses Amberson(1942)


The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved. (88 mins.)

Director: Orson Welles

Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

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In a small dilapidated village in 1990s Hungary, life has come to a virtual standstill. The autumn rains have started... (450 mins.)

Director: Béla Tarr

Stars: Mihály Vig, Putyi Horváth, László feLugossy, Éva Almássy Albert

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Die mit der Liebe spielen(1960)


A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. But during the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other. (143 mins.)

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni

Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar

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How do we understand faith and prayer, and what of miracles? August 1925 on a Danish farm. Patriarch Borgen has three sons: Mikkel... (126 mins.)

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Stars: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Hanne Agesen

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Prinzessin Mononoke(1997)


On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

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Die durch die Hölle gehen(1978)


An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA. (182 mins.)

Director: Michael Cimino

Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

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Der große Diktator(1940)


Dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums, who one day is mistaken for Hynkel. (125 mins.)

Director: Charles Chaplin

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

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In the Mood for Love - Der Klang der Liebe(2000)


A man and a woman move in to neighboring Hong Kong apartments and form a bond when they both suspect their spouses of extramarital activities. (98 mins.)

Director: Kar Wai Wong

Stars: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

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Die Wanderschauspieler(1975)


Greece 1939 - 1952 Fascist, Nazi, Communist conflict as seen through a family of travelling provincial players (230 mins.)

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos

Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan, Stratos Pahis

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Iwan, der Schreckliche II(1958)


As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar. (88 mins.)

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein

Stars: Nikolai Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov, Mikhail Zharov

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Der dritte Mann(1949)


Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime. (104 mins.)

Director: Carol Reed

Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

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Tonari no Totoro(1988)


When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Stars: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Toshiyuki Amagasa, Paul Butcher

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Apus Weg ins Leben - 1.: Auf der Straße(1955)


Sometime in the early years of the century, a boy, Apu, is born to a poor Brahmin family in a village in Bengal... (119 mins.)

Director: Satyajit Ray

Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

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Das süße Leben(1960)


A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)

Director: Federico Fellini

Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

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Taxi Driver(1976)


A mentally unstable Viet Nam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

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Die große Illusion(1937)


During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from. (114 mins.)

Director: Jean Renoir

Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

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Vom Winde verweht(1939)


A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)

Director: Victor Fleming

Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

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Im Westen nichts Neues(1930)


A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)

Director: Lewis Milestone

Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

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Früchte des Zorns(1940)


A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)

Director: John Ford

Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

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Apus Weg ins Leben - 3.: Apus Welt(1959)


Apu is a jobless ex-student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding... (105 mins.)

Director: Satyajit Ray

Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

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Ein zum Tode Verurteilter ist entflohen(1956)


French Resistance activist Andre Devigny is imprisoned by the Nazis, and devotes his waking hours to planning an elaborate escape... (99 mins.)

Director: Robert Bresson

Stars: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

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Der Leopard(1963)


The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (187 mins.)

Director: Luchino Visconti

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

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Pulp Fiction(1994)


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. (154 mins.)

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

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Star Wars - Episode IV: Eine neue Hoffnung(1977)


Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)

Director: George Lucas

Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

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Elf Uhr nachts(1965)


Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (110 mins.)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Aicha Abadir

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Der Stadtneurotiker(1977)


Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)

Director: Woody Allen

Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

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Meine Lieder, meine Träume(1965)


A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. (174 mins.)

Director: Robert Wise

Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

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Die zwölf Geschworenen(1957)


A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. (96 mins.)

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

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Es war einmal(1946)


A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)

Director: Jean Cocteau

Stars: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély, Nane Germon

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Die Büchse der Pandora(1929)


The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

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Sie küßten und sie schlugen ihn(1959)


Intensely touching story of a misunderstood young adolescent who left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)

Director: François Truffaut

Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

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Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival. (75 mins.)

Director: Robert Bresson

Stars: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal

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Der Soldat James Ryan(1998)


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

Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

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Der Frauenmörder von Paris(1947)


A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards. (124 mins.)

Director: Charles Chaplin

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

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Die Spur des Falken(1941)

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)

Director: John Huston

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

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Manche mögen's heiß(1959)

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (120 mins.)

Director: Billy Wilder

Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

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Blue Velvet(1986)


The gruesome discovery of a severed human ear he found in a field leads a young man on a dark and dangerous journey into a dark and sinister underworld that exists in his hometown. (120 mins.)

Director: David Lynch

Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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Roman eines Schwindlers(1936)

Life story of a charming scoundrel, with little dialogue other than the star/director's witty narration... (81 mins.)

Director: Sacha Guitry

Stars: Sacha Guitry, Marguerite Moreno, Jacqueline Delubac, Roger Duchesne

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Belle de Jour - Schöne des Tages(1967)


A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (101 mins.)

Director: Luis Bunuel

Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page

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A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town. (123 mins.)

Director: Federico Fellini

Stars: Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia

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Doktor Schiwago(1965)

Life of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist's wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution. (197 mins.)

Director: David Lean

Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin




Die Ballade vom Soldaten(1959)

During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front... (88 mins.)

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray

Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

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GoodFellas - Drei Jahrzehnte in der Mafia(1990)


Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

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The Wild Bunch - Sie kannten kein Gesetz(1969)

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them. (145 mins.)

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

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Die Fabel von King Kong - Ein amerikanischer Trick- und Sensationsfilm(1933)


A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. (100 mins.)

Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

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