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The Godfather

IMDB: 9.2 1,035,201 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 99
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 98
Crime | Drama
1972

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

Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano

12 Angry Men

IMDB: 8.9 388,032 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 100
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97
Crime | Drama
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.

Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall

The Godfather: Part II

IMDB: 9.1 698,486 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 97
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97
Crime | Drama
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.

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

Seven Samurai

IMDB: 8.7 207,615 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 100
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97
Drama
1954

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

Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

IMDB: 8.9 451,372 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 97
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97
Western
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.

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

The Shawshank Redemption

IMDB: 9.3 1,510,288 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 91
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 98
Crime | Drama
1994

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

Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Schindler's List

IMDB: 8.9 767,602 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 96
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97
Biography | Drama | History
1993

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall

Rear Window

IMDB: 8.6 282,640 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 100
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Mystery | Thriller
1954

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

James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

IMDB: 8.8 706,042 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 95
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
1980

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Goodfellas

IMDB: 8.7 649,496 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 96
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 97
Biography | Crime | Drama
1990

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

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

Spirited Away

IMDB: 8.6 360,780 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 97
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Animation | Adventure | Family
2001

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takashi Naitô

Pulp Fiction

IMDB: 8.9 1,176,084 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 93
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Crime | Drama
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.

Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Laura Lovelace, John Travolta

The Dark Knight

IMDB: 9.0 1,485,326 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 94
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Action | Crime | Drama
2008

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

IMDB: 8.7 975,088 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 96
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Adventure | Fantasy
2002

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.

Bruce Allpress, Sean Astin, John Bach, Sala Baker

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

IMDB: 8.7 610,783 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 95
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Drama
1975

Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse.

Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco, Dean R. Brooks, Alonzo Brown

Apocalypse Now

IMDB: 8.5 406,579 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 99
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Drama | War
1979

During the Vietnam 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.

Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Casablanca

IMDB: 8.6 352,659 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 97
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 95
Drama | Romance | War
1942

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

Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

IMDB: 8.5 311,081 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 99
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Comedy | War
1964

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

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

North by Northwest

IMDB: 8.4 200,173 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 100
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94
Adventure | Mystery | Thriller
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.

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

Star Wars

IMDB: 8.7 775,853 votes
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score: 94
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 96
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
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.

Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing