My TOP 100 best movies

The best movies evoke tears, laughter, terror, reminiscence, and/or mystery in a truly personal way. Here’s my top 100.

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  1. Garden State (2004)
  2. A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother’s funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.
  3. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
  4. An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.
  5. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  6. Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
  7. Bicentennial Man (1999)
  8. An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.
  9. What Dreams May Come (1998)
  10. After dying in a car crash a widowed man searches the afterlife for his wife.
  11. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  12. 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.
  13. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (1997)
  14. Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in Tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first fancy car they find, a 60′s Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, which immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box.
  15. Forrest Gump (1994)
  16. Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.
  17. My Blueberry Nights (2007)
  18. A young woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.
  19. The Truman Show (1998)
  20. An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.
  21. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  22. After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish.
  23. American Beauty (1999)
  24. Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter’s attractive friend.
  25. Big Fish (2003)
  26. A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.
  27. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  28. Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
  29. The Boat That Rocked (2009)
  30. A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.
  31. Fight Club (1999)
  32. An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more…
  33. I Am Legend (2007)
  34. Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
  35. The Postman (1997)
  36. A drifter with no name finds a jeep with the skeleton of a postman and a bag of mail and dons the postman’s uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in the post apocalyptic America.
  37. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
  38. A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city’s most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
  39. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
  40. Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of «The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.»
  41. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  42. K-PAX (2001)
  43. Meet Joe Black (1998)
  44. Rain Man (1988)
  45. The Prestige (2006)
  46. Love Actually (2003)
  47. If Only (2004)
  48. Serendipity (2001)
  49. Wimbledon (2004)
  50. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
  51. Marley & Me (2008)
  52. Avatar (2009)
  53. I, Robot (2004)
  54. In the year 2035 a techno-phobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
  55. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
  56. Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He’s about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that’s just like the 30′s with seemingly real people with real emotions. Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine…
  57. Enemy of the State (1998)
  58. Django Unchained (2012)
  59. Nothing to Lose (1997)
  60. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
  61. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
  62. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007)
  63. Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)
  64. The Perfect Storm (2000)
  65. Silent Hill (2006)
  66. Premonition (2007)