IMDb "Top 250" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
Joker (I) (2019)
8.9
59 metascore

Joker (I) (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 353,749 | Gross: $192.73M

The Dark Knight (2008)
9.0
84 metascore

The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,120,140 | Gross: $534.86M

Avengers: Endgame (2019)
8.5
78 metascore

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 584,524 | Gross: $858.37M

Parasite (2019)
8.5
95 metascore

Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 45,821

Taxi Driver (1976)
8.3
94 metascore

Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 656,866 | Gross: $28.26M

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
9.3
80 metascore

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

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

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,150,089 | Gross: $28.34M

Gladiator (2000)
8.5
67 metascore

Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,241,042 | Gross: $187.71M

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
8.4
78 metascore

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,415,600 | Gross: $448.14M

The Godfather (1972)
9.2
100 metascore

The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

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

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,475,516 | Gross: $134.97M

The Shining (1980)
8.4
66 metascore

The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 804,897 | Gross: $44.02M

Batman Begins (2005)
8.2
70 metascore

Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,219,820 | Gross: $206.85M

Pulp Fiction (1994)
8.9
94 metascore

Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,687,073 | Gross: $107.93M

Interstellar (2014)
8.6
74 metascore

Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,340,337 | Gross: $188.02M

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
8.4
87 metascore

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman | Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

Votes: 268,676 | Gross: $190.24M

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
8.5
68 metascore

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 717,992 | Gross: $678.82M

Inception (2010)
8.8
74 metascore

Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,884,515 | Gross: $292.58M

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
8.2
75 metascore

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 1,064,362 | Gross: $116.90M

Green Book (2018)
8.2
69 metascore

Green Book (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 251,782 | Gross: $85.08M

The Matrix (1999)
8.7
73 metascore

The Matrix (1999)

R | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,547,163 | Gross: $171.48M

Fight Club (1999)
8.8
66 metascore

Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,717,662 | Gross: $37.03M

Goodfellas (1990)
8.7
89 metascore

Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 928,908 | Gross: $46.84M

Jurassic Park (1993)
8.1
68 metascore

Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A pragmatic Paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 799,665 | Gross: $402.45M

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
8.3
69 metascore

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,156,744 | Gross: $120.54M

Apocalypse Now (1979)
8.4
94 metascore

Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 561,019 | Gross: $83.47M

The Lion King (1994)
8.5
88 metascore

The Lion King (1994)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father's death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 867,124 | Gross: $422.78M

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
8.8
92 metascore

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,542,596 | Gross: $315.54M

The Princess Bride (1987)
8.1
77 metascore

The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 367,078 | Gross: $30.86M

The Terminator (1984)
8.0
84 metascore

The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A seemingly indestructible robot is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against sentient machines, while a human soldier from the same war is sent to protect her at all costs.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 745,070 | Gross: $38.40M

Se7en (1995)
8.6
65 metascore

Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,320,846 | Gross: $100.13M

Alien (1979)
8.4
89 metascore

Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 730,508 | Gross: $78.90M

Forrest Gump (1994)
8.8
82 metascore

Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,654,287 | Gross: $330.25M

Schindler's List (1993)
8.9
94 metascore

Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

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

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,115,175 | Gross: $96.90M

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
8.6
85 metascore

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,164,013 | Gross: $130.74M

Logan (2017)
8.1
77 metascore

Logan (2017)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 582,239 | Gross: $226.28M

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
8.5
75 metascore

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 928,008 | Gross: $204.84M

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
9.0
90 metascore

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,026,959 | Gross: $57.30M

The Departed (2006)
8.5
85 metascore

The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,099,472 | Gross: $132.38M

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
8.9
94 metascore

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,527,369 | Gross: $377.85M

12 Angry Men (1957)
8.9
96 metascore

12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 613,956 | Gross: $4.36M

Back to the Future (1985)
8.5
87 metascore

Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 960,862 | Gross: $210.61M

Requiem for a Dream (2000)
8.3
68 metascore

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Votes: 714,008 | Gross: $3.64M

Léon: The Professional (1994)
8.5
64 metascore

Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 950,511 | Gross: $19.50M

Gone Girl (2014)
8.1
79 metascore

Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 780,716 | Gross: $167.77M

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
8.0
76 metascore

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 976,435 | Gross: $333.18M

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
8.1
90 metascore

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 800,802 | Gross: $154.06M

The Prestige (2006)
8.5
66 metascore

The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,090,435 | Gross: $53.09M

The Green Mile (1999)
8.6
61 metascore

The Green Mile (1999)

R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 1,044,523 | Gross: $136.80M

Django Unchained (2012)
8.4
81 metascore

Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Drama, Western

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

Votes: 1,243,801 | Gross: $162.81M

Shutter Island (2010)
8.1
63 metascore

Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 1,031,485 | Gross: $128.01M

American Beauty (1999)
8.3
86 metascore

American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 1,006,130 | Gross: $130.10M

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