Braveheart is a 1995 historical drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier whom tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron-fist.
Stars:Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan
2. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.”Stupid is as stupid does,” says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus.Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Writers:Winston Groom (novel), Eric Roth (screenplay)
Stars:Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a screenplay written by David Webb Peoples.
Writer:David Webb Peoples
Stars:Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman
Cinematography: Jack N. Green
Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture
4. The French Connection
This gritty, fast-paced, and innovative police drama earned five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (written by Ernest Tidyman), and Best Actor (Gene Hackman).
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
The French Connection (1971)
Writers:Ernest Tidyman (screenplay), Robin Moore (based on the book by)
Stars:Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey
5.One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Upon arriving at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more dictator than nurse. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a 1975 drama film directed by Miloš Forman and based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Writers:Lawrence Hauben (screenplay), Bo Goldman (screenplay)
Stars:Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman
6. The Silence of the Lambs
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.In the film, Clarice Starling, a young U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to apprehend another serial killer, known only as “Buffalo Bill”.
The Silence of the Lambs(1991)
Writers:Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
Stars:Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney
7. The Godfather Parts 1 and 2
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Based on Puzo’s 1969 novel of the same name,The film was for a time the highest grossing picture ever made, and remains the box office leader for 1972.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.
The Godfather: Part I (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Director:Francis Ford Coppola
Writers:Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay), Mario Puzo (screenplay)
Stars:Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
8.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Writers:J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay)
Stars:Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
Featured song: Into the West
Languages: English, Old English
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum.The film was nominated for 53 awards and received 40.
Writers:Peter Shaffer (original stage play), Peter Shaffer (original screenplay)
Stars:F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
10. The Deer Hunter
An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.The Deer Hunter is a 1978 British-American war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their infantry service in the Vietnam War.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Writers:Michael Cimino (story), Deric Washburn (story)
Stars:Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale