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Starring: David Naughton , Jenny Agutter , Griffin Dunne , John Woodvine Directed By: John Landis #99 Crimson Tide 88% #99 Adjusted Score: 91447% Critics Consensus: Boasting taut, high energy thrills and some cracking dialogue courtesy of an uncredited Quentin Tarantino, Crimson Tide finds director Tony Scott near the top of his action game. Synopsis: Two U.S. Navy officers clash aboard a nuclear submarine bound for Russia, while that country is... Starring: Denzel Washington , Gene Hackman , George Dzundza , Viggo Mortensen Directed By: Tony Scott #98 Coherence 88% #98 Adjusted Score: 90770% Critics Consensus: A case study in less-is-more filmmaking, Coherence serves as a compelling low-budget calling card for debuting writer-director James Ward Byrkit. Synopsis: Eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of events due to the malevolent influence of a passing... Starring: Hugo Armstrong , Emily Baldoni , Nicholas Brendon , Elizabeth Gracen Directed By: James Ward Byrkit #97 Frozen River 88% #97 Adjusted Score: 93594% Critics Consensus: Veteran character actress Melissa Leo delivers a stunning performance in this powerful -- if grim -- indie film. Synopsis: The lure of easy money leads a financially strapped mother to join a Mohawk woman in... Starring: Melissa Leo , Misty Upham , Michael O'Keefe , Mark Boone Junior Directed By: Courtney Hunt #96 Brittany Runs a Marathon 88% #96 Adjusted Score: 97566% Critics Consensus: Brittany Runs a Marathon is an earnest and hilarious dramedy that finally gives Jillian Bell a role worthy of her gifts. Synopsis: A hard-partying woman receives a startling wake-up call when a visit to the doctor reveals how unhealthy she is. Motivated... Starring: Jillian Bell , Utkarsh Ambudkar , Michaela Watkins , Lil Rel Howery Directed By: Paul Downs Colaizzo #95 Meru 88% #95 Adjusted Score: 90907% Critics Consensus: Gripping visually as well as narratively, Meru is the rare documentary that proves thought-provoking while offering thrilling wide-screen vistas. Synopsis: Three elite climbers fight through obsession and loss as they struggle to climb Mount Meru.... Starring: Jon Krakauer , Jimmy Chin , Renan Ozturk , Grace Chin Directed By: Jimmy Chin , Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi #94 The Abyss 89% #94 Adjusted Score: 92959% Critics Consensus: The utterly gorgeous special effects frequently overshadow the fact that The Abyss is also a totally gripping, claustrophobic thriller, complete with an interesting crew of characters. Synopsis: Oil-platform workers, including an estranged couple , and a Navy SEAL make a startling... Starring: Ed Harris , Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio , Michael Biehn , Leo Burmester Directed By: James Cameron #93 True Grit 89% #93 Adjusted Score: 96883% Critics Consensus: True Grit rides along on the strength of a lived-in late-period John Wayne performance, adding its own entertaining spin to the oft-adapted source material. Synopsis: One-eyed Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn and a Texas Ranger help a girl find her father's... Starring: John Wayne , Glen Campbell , Kim Darby , Jeremy Slate Directed By: Henry Hathaway #92 Timecrimes 89% #92 Adjusted Score: 90039% Critics Consensus: Timecrimes is a low-budget thriller that's well-crafted and loaded with dark humor and bizarre twists. Synopsis: Accidentally traveling backward in time causes unforeseen disasters for a man.... Starring: Karra Elejalde , Candela Fernández , Bárbara Goenaga , Juan Inciarte Directed By: Nacho Vigalondo #91 The Lady in the Van 89% #91 Adjusted Score: 94659% Critics Consensus: Led by a marvelous performance from Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van wrings poignant, often hilarious insight from its fact-based source material. Synopsis: In 1973 London, playwright Alan Bennett develops an unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd , a homeless woman... Starring: Maggie Smith , Alex Jennings , Roger Allam , Deborah Findlay Directed By: Nicholas Hytner #90 Words on Bathroom Walls 89% #90 Adjusted Score: 91977% Critics Consensus: Sensitive, well-acted, and solidly directed, Words on Bathroom Walls is an admirable addition to a genre that too rarely does justice to its worthy themes. Synopsis: Diagnosed with a mental illness during his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it... Starring: Charlie Plummer , Taylor Russell , Andy Garcia , AnnaSophia Robb Directed By: Thor Freudenthal #89 The Souvenir 89% #89 Adjusted Score: 98156% Critics Consensus: Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama. Synopsis: A shy but ambitious film student falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy older man.... Starring: Honor Swinton Byrne , Tom Burke , Tilda Swinton , Richard Ayoade Directed By: Joanna Hogg #88 You Were Never Really Here 89% #88 Adjusted Score: 104086% Critics Consensus: Bracingly elevated by a typically committed lead performance from Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here confirms writer-director Lynne Ramsay as one of modern cinema's most unique -- and uncompromising -- voices. Synopsis: A contract killer uncovers a conspiracy while trying to save a kidnapped teen from a life of prostitution.... Starring: Joaquin Phoenix , Ekaterina Samsonov , Alessandro Nivola , Alex Manette Directed By: Lynne Ramsay #87 Itzhak 90% #87 Adjusted Score: 91103% Critics Consensus: Itzhak serves as an entertaining introduction to the life and career of a brilliant artist with a personality as warm as his music. Synopsis: The life and music of Israeli conductor and musician Itzhak Perlman.... Starring: Itzhak Perlman Directed By: Alison Chernick #86 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest 90% #86 Adjusted Score: 91603% Critics Consensus: This documentary focuses less on the music and more on the personality clashes and in-group tensions to great, compelling effect. Synopsis: Actor Michael Rapaport examines the music of the 1990s hip-hop group as well as the conflicts that drove the band... Starring: Phife Dawg , Ali Shaheed Muhammad , Q-Tip , Jarobi White Directed By: Michael Rapaport #85 Attack the Block 90% #85 Adjusted Score: 96811% Critics Consensus: Effortlessly mixing scares, laughs, and social commentary, Attack the Block is a thrilling, briskly-paced sci-fi yarn with a distinctly British flavor. Synopsis: South London teenagers defend their neighborhood from malevolent extraterrestrials.... Starring: John Boyega , Jodie Whittaker , Alex Esmail , Leeon Jones Directed By: Joe Cornish #84 The Lighthouse 90% #84 Adjusted Score: 109908% Critics Consensus: A gripping story brilliantly filmed and led by a pair of powerhouse performances, The Lighthouse further establishes Robert Eggers as a filmmaker of exceptional talent. Synopsis: Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the... Starring: Robert Pattinson , Willem Dafoe , Valeriia Karaman , Logan Hawkes Directed By: Robert Eggers #83 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World 91% #83 Adjusted Score: 92419% Critics Consensus: RUMBLE shines a long overdue spotlight on key contributions to the American musical lexicon, satisfying rock scholars while offering a fascinating -- albeit sobering -- primer on the foundations of a genre. Synopsis: Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge examines the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history. She exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing... Starring: Buffy Sainte-Marie , John Trudell , Martin Scorsese , Tony Bennett Directed By: Catherine Bainbridge #82 Gallipoli 91% #82 Adjusted Score: 95213% Critics Consensus: Peter Weir's devastating anti-war film features a low-key but emotionally wrenching performance from Mel Gibson as a young soldier fighting in one of World War I's most deadly and horrifying battles. Synopsis: Two Outback runners join Australian and New Zealand troops fighting in World War I.... Starring: Mark Lee , Mel Gibson , Bill Kerr , Ron Graham Directed By: Peter Weir #81 Sicko 91% #81 Adjusted Score: 99373% Critics Consensus: Driven by Michael Moore's sincere humanism, Sicko is a devastating, convincing, and very entertaining documentary about the state of America's health care. Synopsis: Filmmaker Michael Moore diagnoses the malady afflicting America's health-care system and talks about why millions of Americans are still without... Starring: Michael Moore , Tucker Albrizzi , Tony Benn , Aleida Guevara Directed By: Michael Moore #80 Journey's End 91% #80 Adjusted Score: 95757% Critics Consensus: Journey's End brings R.C. Sherriff's 90-year-old play to the screen with thrilling power, thanks to director Saul Dibb's hard-hitting urgency and brilliant work from a talented cast. Synopsis: Led by an officer whose mental health is rapidly disintegrating, a group of British soldiers await their fate in an... Starring: Paul Bettany , Sam Claflin , Asa Butterfield , Toby Jones Directed By: Saul Dibb #79 Human Flow 91% #79 Adjusted Score: 95205% Critics Consensus: Epic in scope yet clear-eyed and intimate, Human Flow offers a singularly expansive -- and sobering -- perspective on the global refugee crisis. Synopsis: Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis in such countries as Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and... Starring: Ai Weiwei , Peter Bouckaert , Orlando Avis , Israa Abboud Directed By: Ai Weiwei #78 Gloria Bell 91% #78 Adjusted Score: 100914% Critics Consensus: Free of visual or narrative embellishments, Gloria Bell rests almost completely on Julianne Moore's performance in the title role -- and she's gloriously up to the task. Synopsis: A free-spirited divorcee spends her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. She soon... Starring: Julianne Moore , John Turturro , Michael Cera , Brad Garrett Directed By: Sebastián Lelio #77 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 91% #77 Adjusted Score: 98753% Critics Consensus: Part satire, part shockumentary, Borat gets high-fives almost all-around for being offensive in the funniest possible way. Jagshemash! Synopsis: Outrageous situations occur when a popular reporter from Kazakhstan comes to the United States to film a... Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen , Pamela Anderson , Ken Davitian , Luenell Directed By: Larry Charles #76 The Elephant Man 92% #76 Adjusted Score: 97846% Critics Consensus: David Lynch's relatively straight second feature finds an admirable synthesis of compassion and restraint in treating its subject, and features outstanding performances by John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. Synopsis: Victorian Dr. Treves rescues deformed Joseph Merrick from a London sideshow and shows him humanity.... Starring: John Hurt , Anthony Hopkins , Anne Bancroft , John Gielgud Directed By: David Lynch #75 Still 92% #75 Adjusted Score: 94300% Critics Consensus: James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold are outstanding in this tender, affecting, insightful drama about the bonds and sacrifices of marriage. Synopsis: A farmer fights back when local authorities hamper his efforts to build a cottage for his dementia-stricken wife... Starring: James Cromwell , Geneviève Bujold , Campbell Scott , Julie Stewart Directed By: Michael McGowan #74 Pride 92% #74 Adjusted Score: 99110% Critics Consensus: Earnest without being didactic and uplifting without stooping to sentimentality, Pride is a joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works. Synopsis: Realizing that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gays and lesbians lend... Starring: Bill Nighy , Imelda Staunton , Dominic West , Paddy Considine Directed By: Matthew Warchus #73 Grizzly Man 92% #73 Adjusted Score: 97026% Critics Consensus: Whatever opinion you come to have of the obsessive Treadwell, Herzog has once again found a fascinating subject. Synopsis: Filmmaker Werner Herzog profiles grizzly bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell, who was killed by one of the animals he studied in... Starring: Werner Herzog , Jewel Palovak , Warren Queeney , Carol Dexter Directed By: Werner Herzog #72 Super Size Me 92% #72 Adjusted Score: 97267% Critics Consensus: Entertaining doc about the adverse effects of eating fast food. Synopsis: Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock conducts an experiment in which he only eats food from McDonald's for 30 days.... Starring: Morgan Spurlock Directed By: Morgan Spurlock #71 The Squid and the Whale 92% #71 Adjusted Score: 96509% Critics Consensus: This is a piercingly honest, acidly witty look at divorce and its impact on a family. Synopsis: A teenager and his younger brother cope with the fallout from their parents' shattered... Starring: Jeff Daniels , Laura Linney , Jesse Eisenberg , Owen Kline Directed By: Noah Baumbach #70 Traffic 92% #70 Adjusted Score: 99034% Critics Consensus: Soderbergh successfully pulls off the highly ambitious Traffic, a movie with three different stories and a very large cast. The issues of ethics are gray rather than black-and-white, with no clear-cut good guys. Terrific acting all around. Synopsis: While a judge's anti-drug campaign leads him to his own daughter, a DEA agent targets a... Starring: Michael Douglas , Don Cheadle , Benicio Del Toro , Luis Guzmán Directed By: Steven Soderbergh #69 The Kids Are All Right 92% #69 Adjusted Score: 100022% Critics Consensus: Worthwhile as both a well-acted ensemble piece and as a smart, warm statement on family values, The Kids Are All Right is remarkable. Synopsis: The teenage children of a lesbian couple seek out their biological father and make... Starring: Julianne Moore , Annette Bening , Mark Ruffalo , Mia Wasikowska Directed By: Lisa Cholodenko #68 The Last Black Man in San Francisco 92% #68 Adjusted Score: 102914% Critics Consensus: An affecting story powerfully told, The Last Black Man in San Francisco immediately establishes director Joe Talbot as a filmmaker to watch. Synopsis: Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie's grandfather, launching them on a poignant... Starring: Jimmie Fails , Jonathan Majors , Rob Morgan , Tichina Arnold Directed By: Joe Talbot #67 The Vast of Night 92% #67 Adjusted Score: 104671% Critics Consensus: An engrossing sci-fi thriller that transcends its period trappings, The Vast of Night suggests great things for debuting director Andrew Patterson. Synopsis: In the 1950s, two kids search for the source of a mysterious frequency that has descended on their town.... Starring: Sierra McCormick , Jake Horowitz , Gail Cronauer , Bruce Davis Directed By: Andrew Patterson #66 Cold War 92% #66 Adjusted Score: 104237% Critics Consensus: With a brilliantly stark visual aesthetic to match its lean narrative, Cold War doesn't waste a moment of its brief running time -- and doesn't skimp on its bittersweet emotional impact. Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Poland, two people of differing backgrounds and temperaments begin an... Starring: Joanna Kulig , Tomasz Kot , Borys Szyc , Agata Kulesza Directed By: Pawel Pawlikowski #65 Inside Llewyn Davis 92% #65 Adjusted Score: 104748% Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and profoundly melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in fine form. Synopsis: In 1960s New York, a struggling folk singer with genuine talent sets his sights on stardom, but success... Starring: Oscar Isaac , Carey Mulligan , John Goodman , Garrett Hedlund Directed By: Joel Coen , Ethan Coen #64 Paper Moon 93% #64 Adjusted Score: 96435% Critics Consensus: Expertly balancing tones, Paper Moon is a deft blend of film nostalgia and finely tuned performances -- especially from Tatum O'Neal, who won an Oscar for her debut. Synopsis: A 1930s con man teams up with a precocious 9-year-old who could be his daughter.... Starring: Ryan O'Neal , Tatum O'Neal , Madeline Kahn , John Hillerman Directed By: Peter Bogdanovich #63 Do the Right Thing 93% #63 Adjusted Score: 101566% Critics Consensus: Smart, vibrant, and urgent without being didactic, Do the Right Thing is one of Spike Lee's most fully realized efforts -- and one of the most important films of the 1980s. Synopsis: Spike Lee's account of erupting racial tensions on a summer afternoon in a predominantly black Brooklyn neighborhood.... Starring: Danny Aiello , Ossie Davis , Ruby Dee , Richard Edson Directed By: Spike Lee #62 Arachnophobia 93% #62 Adjusted Score: 96219% Critics Consensus: Arachnophobia may not deliver genuine chills, but it's an affectionate, solidly built tribute to Hollywood's classic creature features. Synopsis: A doctor and his wife buy a California farm with termites and a killer spider... Starring: Jeff Daniels , Harley Jane Kozak , John Goodman , Julian Sands Directed By: Frank Marshall #61 Funny Girl 93% #61 Adjusted Score: 98631% Critics Consensus: Barbara Streisand elevates this otherwise rote melodramatic musical with her ultra-memorable star turn as Fanny Brice. Synopsis: Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice falls for gambler Nicky Arnstein .... Starring: Barbra Streisand , Omar Sharif , Walter Pidgeon , Kay Medford Directed By: William Wyler #60 The Last of the Mohicans 93% #60 Adjusted Score: 96648% Critics Consensus: The Last of the Mohicans is a breathless romantic adventure that plays loose with history -- and comes out with a richer action movie for it. Synopsis: Colonial guide Hawkeye , with his Indian friends, Chingachgook and Uncas, rescue British sisters from the Huron... Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis , Madeleine Stowe , Russell Means , Eric Schweig Directed By: Michael Mann #59 Raging Bull 94% #59 Adjusted Score: 101976% Critics Consensus: Arguably Martin Scorsese's and Robert De Niro's finest film, Raging Bull is often painful to watch, but it's a searing, powerful work about an unsympathetic hero. Synopsis: The violent nature of prizefighter Jake LaMotta leads first to a boxing championship, then to a downward... Starring: Robert De Niro , Cathy Moriarty , Joe Pesci , Frank Vincent Directed By: best movies on amazon prime Martin Scorsese #58 The Host 93% #58 Adjusted Score: 97639% Critics Consensus: As populace pleasing as it is intellectually satisfying, The Host combines scares, laughs, and satire into a riveting, monster movie. Synopsis: A South Korean family must save a daughter from a horrible monster that emerged... Starring: Song Kang-ho , Byun Hee-bong , Park Hae-il , Bae Doo-na Directed By: Bong Joon-ho #57 Val 93% #57 Adjusted Score: 99179% Critics Consensus: An absorbingly reflective documentary that benefits from its subject's self-chronicling, Val offers an intimate look at a unique life and career. Synopsis: Forty years of never-before-seen footage chronicling the life of Val Kilmer.... Starring: Val Kilmer , Jack Kilmer Directed By: Ting Poo , Leo Scott #56 Herself 93% #56 Adjusted Score: 101412% Critics Consensus: Sensitively directed by Phyllida Lloyd and brought to life by co-writer Clare Dunne's starring performance, Herself charts one woman's journey with empathy and grace. Synopsis: A young mother escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system, and in the process, rediscovers... Starring: Clare Dunne , Harriet Walter , Conleth Hill , Cathy Belton Directed By: Phyllida Lloyd #55 Sylvie's Love 93% #55 Adjusted Score: 97883% Critics Consensus: A romance for the ages, Sylvie's Love wraps audiences in the sweet embrace of its old-fashioned romance and celebration of Black love. Synopsis: Sylvie has a summer romance with a saxophonist who takes a summer job at her father's record store in Harlem.... Starring: Tessa Thompson , Nnamdi Asomugha , Eva Longoria , Aja Naomi King Directed By: Eugene Ashe #54 An Education 93% #54 Adjusted Score: 100053% Critics Consensus: Though the latter part of the film may not appeal to all, An Education is a charming coming-of-age tale powered by the strength of relative newcomer Carey Mulligan's standout performance. Synopsis: In 1960s London a teenager may jeopardize her bright future when she falls under the spell of a... Starring: Peter Sarsgaard , Carey Mulligan , Alfred Molina , Dominic Cooper Directed By: Lone Scherfig #53 50/50 93% #53 Adjusted Score: 100536% Critics Consensus: A good-hearted film about a difficult topic, 50/50 maneuvers between jokes and drama with surprising finesse. Synopsis: After learning that he has malignant tumors along his spine, a young man vows to beat his illness.... Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Seth Rogen , Anna Kendrick , Bryce Dallas Howard Directed By: Jonathan Levine #52 Midnight in Paris 93% #52 Adjusted Score: 100561% Critics Consensus: It may not boast the depth of his classic films, but the sweetly sentimental Midnight in Paris is funny and charming enough to satisfy Woody Allen fans. Synopsis: Vacationing in contemporary Paris with his fiancee , an insecure writer is whisked back in time and... Starring: Owen Wilson , Rachel McAdams , Marion Cotillard , Michael Sheen Directed By: Woody Allen #51 Patton 94% #51 Adjusted Score: 100147% Critics Consensus: George C. Scott's sympathetic, unflinching portrayal of the titular general in this sprawling epic is as definitive as any performance in the history of American biopics. Synopsis: Flamboyant Gen. George S. Patton receives accolades and censure as he fights World War II.... Starring: George C. Scott , Karl Malden , Michael Bates , Edward Binns Directed By: Franklin J. Schaffner #50 Charade 94% #50 Adjusted Score: 100453% Critics Consensus: A globetrotting caper that prizes its idiosyncratic pieces over the general puzzle, Charade is a delightful romp with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn's sparkling chemistry at the center of some perfectly orchestrated mayhem. Synopsis: A suave stranger helps a chic widow stalked by four men looking for loot in Paris.... Starring: Cary Grant , Audrey Hepburn , Walter Matthau , James Coburn Directed By: Stanley Donen #49 Young Frankenstein 94% #49 Adjusted Score: 102197% Critics Consensus: Made with obvious affection for the original, Young Frankenstein is a riotously silly spoof featuring a fantastic performance by Gene Wilder. Synopsis: Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving... Starring: Gene Wilder , Peter Boyle , Cloris Leachman , Marty Feldman Directed By: Mel Brooks #48 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father 94% #48 Adjusted Score: 95437% Critics Consensus: Dear Zachary is a both a touching tribute to a fallen friend and a heart-wrenching account of justice gone astray, skillfully put to film with no emotion spared. Synopsis: Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne creates a filmed tribute to a murdered friend, and chronicles efforts by the man's parents to gain... Starring: Kurt Kuenne Directed By: Kurt Kuenne #47 Invisible Life 94% #47 Adjusted Score: 96446% Critics Consensus: Powerfully acted and rich with emotion, Invisible Life beguiles in the moment and leaves a lingering, dreamlike impression. Synopsis: Kept apart by a terrible lie, years pass as two sisters forge their respective paths through their city's teeming bustle,... Starring: Carol Duarte , Julia Stockler , Gregório Duvivier , Flávia Gusmão Directed By: Karim Aïnouz #46 Vertigo 94% #46 Adjusted Score: 107045% Critics Consensus: An unpredictable scary thriller that doubles as a mournful meditation on love, loss, and human comfort. Synopsis: A former San Francisco detective who dreads heights falls for a woman he is hired to... Starring: James Stewart , Kim Novak , Barbara Bel Geddes , Tom Helmore Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock #45 It's a Wonderful Life 94% #45 Adjusted Score: 106166% Critics Consensus: The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing. Synopsis: Ruined by a miser on Christmas Eve, a suicidal family man sees life anew thanks to... Starring: James Stewart , Donna Reed , Lionel Barrymore , Thomas Mitchell Directed By: Frank Capra #44 Moneyball 94% #44 Adjusted Score: 104396% Critics Consensus: Director Bennett Miller, along with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, take a niche subject and turn it into a sharp, funny, and touching portrait worthy of baseball lore. Synopsis: Faced with a tight budget, a baseball manager and his partner recruit bargain-bin players that scouts... Starring: Brad Pitt , Jonah Hill , Philip Seymour Hoffman , Robin Wright Directed By: Bennett Miller #43 Honey Boy 94% #43 Adjusted Score: 106360% Critics Consensus: Honey Boy serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject -- one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds. Synopsis: When 12-year-old Otis begins to find success as a television star, his abusive, alcoholic father returns and takes over as... Starring: Shia LaBeouf , Lucas Hedges , Noah Jupe , Byron Bowers Directed By: Alma Har'el #42 Gimme Danger 95% #42 Adjusted Score: 98732% Critics Consensus: Its infectious enthusiasm for its subjects - and Iggy Pop's ingratiating presence - more than make up for the effortlessly entertaining Gimme Danger 's relative lack of context or depth. Synopsis: Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch examines the history of the Stooges, the influential rock 'n' roll group from Ann Arbor, Mich., that... Starring: Iggy Pop , James Williamson , Steve Mackay , Mike Watt Directed By: Jim Jarmusch #41 The Handmaiden 95% #41 Adjusted Score: 105412% Critics Consensus: The Handmaiden uses a Victorian crime novel as the loose inspiration for another visually sumptuous and absorbingly idiosyncratic outing from director Park Chan-wook. Synopsis: With help from an orphaned pickpocket , a Korean con man devises an elaborate plot to seduce... Starring: Kim Min-hee , Kim Tae-ri , Ha Jung-woo , Cho Jin-woong Directed By: Park Chan-wook #40 The Secret of Roan Inish 96% #40 Adjusted Score: 97924% Critics Consensus: The Secret of Roan Inish is a gentle fairy tale filled with optimism that's suitable for the whole family. Synopsis: An Irish girl convinces her grandparents to look into the mysterious fate of her infant brother.... Starring: Mick Lally , Eileen Colgan , John Lynch , Jeni Courtney Directed By: John Sayles #39 To Catch a Thief 96% #39 Adjusted Score: 102333% Critics Consensus: It may occasionally be guilty of coasting on pure charm, but To Catch a Thief has it in spades -- as well as a pair of perfectly matched stars in Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Synopsis: A retired cat burglar sees fireworks with an American heiress on the Riviera.... Starring: Cary Grant , Grace Kelly , Jessie Royce Landis , John Williams Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock #38 Gleason 96% #38 Adjusted Score: 97615% Critics Consensus: Gleason stands out among sports-themed documentaries by offering a clear-eyed look at its subject's physical deterioration -- and an intimate portrait of the family affected by his ordeal. Synopsis: Diagnosed with ALS, former NFL football player Steve Gleason starts to record video journals for his unborn son.... Starring: Steve Gleason , Drew Brees , Mike McCready , Eddie Vedder Directed By: Clay Tweel #37 The Insider 96% #37 Adjusted Score: 102918% Critics Consensus: Intelligent, compelling, and packed with strong performances, The Insider is a potent corporate thriller. Synopsis: Former tobacco researcher Jeffrey Wigand blows the whistle about the industry to "60 Minutes" anchor Mike Wallace 96% #36 Adjusted Score: 102119% Critics Consensus: In recreating the troubled space mission, Apollo 13 pulls no punches: it's a masterfully told drama from director Ron Howard, bolstered by an ensemble of solid performances. Synopsis: Astronauts Jim Lovell , Fred Haise and Jack Swigert try to return to Earth after... Starring: Tom Hanks , Bill Paxton , Kevin Bacon , Gary Sinise Directed By: Ron Howard #35 The Salesman 96% #35 Adjusted Score: 105306% Critics Consensus: The Salesman takes an ambitiously complex look at thought-provoking themes, and the well-acted results prove another consistently absorbing entry in writer-director Asghar Farhadi's distinguished filmography. Synopsis: A high school teacher seeks revenge against the perpetrator who attacked his wife in their apartment.... Starring: Shahab Hosseini , Taraneh Alidoosti , Babak Karimi , Farid Sajjadi Hosseini Directed By: Asghar Farhadi #34 The Social Network 96% #34 Adjusted Score: 107133% Critics Consensus: Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest. Synopsis: Six years after creating Facebook in his dorm room, Mark Zuckerberg becomes a billionaire, but his great success... Starring: Jesse Eisenberg , Andrew Garfield , Justin Timberlake , Armie Hammer Directed By: David Fincher #33 Paterson 96% #33 Adjusted Score: 107530% Critics Consensus: Paterson adds another refreshingly unvarnished entry to Jim Jarmusch's filmography -- and another outstanding performance to Adam Driver's career credits. Synopsis: A hardworking bus driver in Paterson, N.J., observes the city, listens to fragments of conversations and writes heartfelt... Starring: Adam Driver , Golshifteh Farahani , Barry Shabaka Henley , Cliff Smith Directed By: Jim Jarmusch #32 Catch Me if You Can 96% #32 Adjusted Score: 102000% Critics Consensus: With help from a strong performance by Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life wunderkind con artist Frank Abagnale, Steven Spielberg crafts a film that's stylish, breezily entertaining, and surprisingly sweet. Synopsis: An FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr., a con man who assumes various identities and commits... Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio , Tom Hanks , Christopher Walken , Martin Sheen Directed By: Steven Spielberg #31 Manchester by the Sea 96% #31 Adjusted Score: 113177% Critics Consensus: Manchester by the Sea delivers affecting drama populated by full-bodied characters, marking another strong step forward for writer-director Kenneth Lonergan. Synopsis: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There,... Starring: Casey Affleck , Michelle Williams , Kyle Chandler , Lucas Hedges Directed By: Kenneth Lonergan #30 Love & Friendship 96% #30 Adjusted Score: 105999% Critics Consensus: Love & Friendship finds director Whit Stillman bringing his talents to bear on a Jane Austen adaptation -- with a thoroughly delightful period drama as the result. Synopsis: In the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan uses devious tactics to win the heart of... Starring: Kate Beckinsale , Xavier Samuel , Morfydd Clark , Emma Greenwell Directed By: Whit Stillman #29 High Noon 95% #29 Adjusted Score: 105197% Critics Consensus: A classic of the Western genre that broke with many of the traditions at the time, High Noon endures -- in no small part thanks to Gary Cooper's defiant, Oscar-winning performance. Synopsis: On the verge of retirement, a marshal stands alone to face a vengeful gunman and his gang.... Starring: Gary Cooper , Grace Kelly , Katy Jurado , Thomas Mitchell Directed By: Fred Zinnemann #28 Roman Holiday 97% #28 Adjusted Score: 104813% Critics Consensus: With Audrey Hepburn luminous in her American debut, Roman Holiday is as funny as it is beautiful, and sets the standard for the modern romantic comedy. Synopsis: A young princess , tired of her constraints, runs off with a U.S. newsman in Rome.... Starring: Gregory Peck , Audrey Hepburn , Eddie Albert , Tullio Carminati Directed By: William Wyler #27 Hale County This Morning, This Evening 97% #27 Adjusted Score: 99895% Critics Consensus: Intimate in scope yet thematically expansive, Hale County This Morning, This Evening draws extraordinary insights out of seemingly ordinary moments. Synopsis: Filmmaker RaMell Ross captures small, but nevertheless precious, moments in black lives.... Starring: RaMell Ross Directed By: RaMell Ross #26 Night of the Living Dead 96% #26 Adjusted Score: 104898% Critics Consensus: George A. Romero's debut set the template for the zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent. Synopsis: People hide in a house from carnivorous walking corpses revived by radiation fallout.... Starring: Duane Jones , Judith O'Dea , Karl Hardman , Keith Wayne Directed By: George A. Romero #25 Mud 97% #25 Adjusted Score: 104385% Critics Consensus: Bolstered by a strong performance from Matthew McConaughey in the title role, Mud offers an engaging Southern drama that manages to stay sweet and heartwarming without being sappy. Synopsis: On a Mississippi River island, two young friends encounter a fugitive whose wild tales... Starring: Matthew McConaughey , Tye Sheridan , Jacob Lofland , Reese Witherspoon Directed By: Jeff Nichols #24 Sideways 97% #24 Adjusted Score: 103554% Critics Consensus: Charming, thoughtful, and often funny, Sideways is a decidedly mature road trip comedy full of excellent performances. Synopsis: A divorced teacher and his soon-to-be-married friend ponder their lives and relationships during a road... Starring: Paul Giamatti , Thomas Haden Church , Virginia Madsen , Sandra Oh Directed By: Alexander Payne #23 Sound of Metal 97% #23 Adjusted Score: 111617% Critics Consensus: An evocative look at the experiences of the deaf community, Sound of Metal is brought to life by Riz Ahmed's passionate performance. Synopsis: A drummer's life gets turned upside down when he suddenly loses his hearing.... Starring: Riz Ahmed , Olivia Cooke , Paul Raci , Mathieu Amalric Directed By: Darius Marder #22 The Farewell 97% #22 Adjusted Score: 115381% Critics Consensus: The Farewell deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes. Synopsis: Billi's family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch... Starring: Awkwafina , Tzi Ma , Diana Lin , Gil Perez-Abraham Directed By: Lulu Wang #21 Knives Out 97% #21 Adjusted Score: 121878% Critics Consensus: Knives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson's stellar ensemble. Synopsis: The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there's one thing that renowned Detective Benoit... Starring: Daniel Craig , Chris Evans , Ana de Armas , Jamie Lee Curtis Directed By: Rian Johnson #20 Night Comes On 98% #20 Adjusted Score: 99822% Critics Consensus: Steadily drawing viewers into its harrowing tale with equal parts grim intensity and startling compassion, Night Comes On heralds the arrivals of debuting director Jordan Spiro and her magnetic young stars. Synopsis: Released from juvenile detention, a teen and her 10-year-old sister embark on a quest to avenge the death of their... Starring: Dominique Fishback , Tatum Marilyn Hall , James McDaniel , John Earl Jelks Directed By: Jordana Spiro #19 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 98% #19 Adjusted Score: 105727% Critics Consensus: No consensus yet. Synopsis: Bizarre events frustrate an ambassador , his wife and friends, hoping to dine in Paris.... Starring: Fernando Rey , Delphine Seyrig , Stéphane Audran , Jean-Pierre Cassel Directed By: Luis Buñuel #18 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 98% #18 Adjusted Score: 105332% Critics Consensus: One of the best political allegories of the 1950s, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is an efficient, chilling blend of sci-fi and horror. Synopsis: A couple discover that plant-life pods from space are replacing ordinary citizens.... Starring: Kevin McCarthy , Dana Wynter , Carolyn Jones , Larry Gates Directed By: Don Siegel #17 His Girl Friday 99% #17 Adjusted Score: 107298% Critics Consensus: Anchored by stellar performances from Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday is possibly the definitive screwball romantic comedy. Synopsis: An ace reporter's editor tries to stop her from remarrying in this remake of director Lewis Milestone's "The Front Page."... Starring: Cary Grant , Rosalind Russell , Ralph Bellamy , Gene Lockhart Directed By: Howard Hawks #16 Jaws 98% #16 Adjusted Score: 109124% Critics Consensus: Compelling, well-crafted storytelling and a judicious sense of terror ensure Steven Spielberg's Jaws has remained a benchmark in the art of delivering modern blockbuster thrills. Synopsis: A New England police chief , a shark hunter and a scientist have a showdown... Starring: Roy Scheider , best films on amazon prime uk december 2020