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50 Feel Good Movies To Watch In 2022

50 Good Movies To Watch In 2022
50 Good Movies To Watch In 2022

Are you a movie fan? Well, here is a compilation of 50 good movies to watch for you. Watching movies is a hobby for so many people. When we’re happy, sad, or indifferent, we watch movies. When we want to enjoy our ME time or as our recreation, we will hardly find someone who hasn’t seen even a single movie in their entire life.

We all have grown up watching movies, and our taste in movies has also evolved in parallel. Maybe what we loved watching five years back, we don’t like today. The genre of movies that somebody likes is a very personal choice. Though each one of us has different tastes in movies, there are certain movies that entertain everybody. Movies that are beyond the marker of good and bad.

Such movies are iconic, and they are listed as the best movies of all time. These movies might or might not have won awards, but they have surely won the heart of audiences. If you love watching movies or thinking of watching some good movies, this article is for you. 

1. Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump, a comedy-drama, was produced by Robert Zemeckis and Eric Roth and released in 1994. Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field, it is based on Winston Groom’s 1986 novel of a similar name.

A slow-witted and kindhearted Alabaman named Forrest Gump (Hanks), and his adventures in 20th-century America are followed over the course of several decades in the movie. The literature is very different from the movie. In 1981, Forrest Gump shared his life story with two random people sitting next to him on a bench at a bus stop in Savannah.

In 1956, Forrest was a young child with an IQ of 75 who wore leg braces to fix a bent spine. Living with him in Greenbow, Alabama, is his mother, who manages a boarding house and gives him advice on how to get over his struggles.

Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump (1994)

2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption, a 1994 American drama written and directed by Frank Darabont, was based on the Stephen King book Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption from 1982. In spite of his denials of guilt, banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to life in jail at Shawshank State Prison for the killings of his wife and her boyfriend.

Over the next two decades, Johnny befriends fellow prisoner and drug dealer Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman) and engages in a money-laundering scam overseen by prison warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton).

Banker Andy Dufresne of Portland, Maine, was found guilty of killing his wife and her boyfriend and given two consecutive life terms at Shawshank State Prison in 1947. Ellis “Red” Redding, a life-sentenced prisoner and contraband smuggler, makes Andy a friend and gets him a Rita Hayworth poster and a rock hammer. 

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

A 2012 movie called The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a coming-of-age drama movie that was written, directed, and based on Stephen Chbosky’s 1999 book of the same name. Logan Lerman’s character Charlie, a freshman in high school, chronicles his problems, triumphs, and woes in letters to an unnamed buddy.

As he meets new friends and navigates high school, his struggles with his undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder are shown in the film by Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. Paul Rudd, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Joan Cusack, Nina Dobrev, and Mae Whitman all play supporting roles in the movie among the rest of the ensemble cast.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

4. The Dark Knight (2008)

In 2008, Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan co-wrote the screenplay for the superhero blockbuster The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight Trilogy, which consists of two movies and a television show based on the DC Comics character Batman, includes this movie as the follow-up to Batman Begins from 2005. Watch as district attorney Harvey Dent, police lieutenant James Gordon, and vigilante Batman work together to combat organized crime in Gotham City.

The story focuses on their efforts. Their plans are thwarted by the Joker, a master anarchist who wants to see how far Batman will go to prevent the city from degenerating into anarchy. Among the cast members are Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman.

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight (2008)

5. Changeling (2008)

Clint Eastwood directed, produced, and scored the 2008 American mystery crime drama film Changeling, which was written by J. Michael Straczynski. Notably, the novel was heavily influenced by the 1928 murders at the Wineville Chicken Coop in Mira Loma, California. In the film, Angelina Jolie plays a mother who is reunited with a child but subsequently finds out that the child is not her lost son.

When she tries to show this to the police and local authorities, she is mocked as insane, called an unsuitable mother, and locked up in a mental hospital. The film examines problems such as child endangerment, women’s underachievement, political corruption, the mistreatment of those with mental conditions, and the impacts of violence.

Changeling (2008)

Changeling (2008)

6. This Boy’s Life (1993)

The 1993 American biographical coming-of-age drama film This Boy’s Life is based on Tobias Wolff’s memoir of the same name. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias “Toby” Wolff, Robert De Niro as Toby’s stepfather Dwight Hansen, and Ellen Barkin as Caroline, it was directed by Michael Caton-Jones.

Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio worked together for the first time on this film. The movie also marks Tobey Maguire’s first credited role in a full-length film, as well as appearances by Chris Cooper, Carla Gugino, Eliza Dushku, and others.

This Boy's Life (1993)

This Boy’s Life (1993)

7. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

The 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film The Greatest Gift is based on the short story & booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern self-published in 1943 and is based on the 1843 Charles Dickens novella A Christmas Carol.

It’s a Wonderful Life, which was produced and created by Frank Capra. James Stewart plays George Bailey in the movie, a man who sacrificed his personal goals to serve his society. On Christmas Eve, George Bailey contemplates suicide, but Clarence Odbody, his guardian angel, steps in to save him (Henry Travers).

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs is a psychic horror film from 1991 written and directed by Ted Tally, based on the 1988 Thomas Harris novel of the same name. Jodie Foster plays Clarice Starling, a young FBI agent in training who is on the prowl for “Buffalo Bill,” a serial killer who skins his female victims.

She seeks advice on how to catch him from the imprisoned cannibal serial killer and genius psychologist Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Kasi Lemmons, Anthony Heald, and Scott Glenn also make appearances in the movie.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

9. 8 Mile (2002)

The 2002 release of the American drama 8 Mile by Scott Silver and Curtis Hanson. Eminem makes his acting debut alongside Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon, Anthony Mackie, and Kim Basinger. The movie, which features autobiographical parts from Eminem’s life, centers on white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr., aka B-Rabbit (Eminem), as he attempts to break into the primarily African-American-dominated hip-hop music industry.

The name of the song is a reference to 8 Mile Road, which connects the primarily white suburban areas to the north of Eminem’s native home in Detroit, a city with a substantial African American population.

8 Mile (2002)

8 Mile (2002)

10. The Breakfast Club (1985)

John Hughes is the author, producer, and director of the 1985 American teen coming-of-age comedy-drama film The Breakfast Club. Paul Gleason, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, and Ally Sheedy are among its cast members. Five kids from various high school cliques are the subject of the movie as they serve a Saturday detention under the strict supervision of their vice principal.

On Saturday, March 24, 1984, nerdy Brian Johnson, varsity wrestler Andrew Clark, introverted outsider Allison Reynolds, popular snob Claire Standish, and disobedient, delinquent John Bender all reported at Shermer High School at 7:00 a.m. for all-day detention. The five are referred to in the voiceover as “a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal,” respectively. 

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club (1985)     

11. Glory Road (2006)

James Gartner’s 2006 American sports drama film Glory Road, which is based on a factual account of the activities leading up to the 1966 NCAA University Division Basketball Championship, is a work of sports drama. The head coach of Texas Western College, Don Haskins, as played by Josh Lucas, led a team that had an all-black starting lineup, a first in NCAA history.

Glory Road examines student athletics, racism, and discrimination. The primary parts are also played by supporting actors Jon Voight and Derek Luke. Coach of the men’s basketball team at Texas Western College in El Paso, Don Haskins, recently got married.

He tries to assemble the greatest players, regardless of race, to create a squad that can contend for a national title despite his lack of the requisite financial means. Some of the young players he recruits have skill, but they lack talent when it comes to structured teamwork that emphasizes ball distribution and defense.

Glory Road (2006)

Glory Road (2006)

12. Lakeview Terrace (2008)

The 2008 American criminal thriller Lakeview Terrace was co-produced by James Lassiter and Will Smith and was directed by Neil LaBute, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, and Kerry Washington, all-star. Wilson and Washington, who are his new next-door neighbors, are terrorized by Jackson’s bigoted African-American LAPD police officer because they are an interracial married couple.

The middle-class Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles is mentioned in the title as being racially diverse. Chris and Lisa Mattson, a recently wed mixed-race couple, are relocating into their first house. Abel Turner, an African-American widowed former LAPD police officer, makes comments about Chris’ smoking (which he subsequently exposes to Lisa), hip-hop music taste, and his relationship with Lisa in the first interactions between the two. 

Lakeview Terrace (2008)

Lakeview Terrace (2008)

13. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler feature in the 2009 American vigilante action movie Law Abiding Citizen, which was directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Kurt Wimmer (who also co-produced). The movie is set in Philadelphia and tells the tale of a guy who is driven to seek justice. He plans to assassinate anybody who has backed a corrupt criminal justice system in addition to the killer of his family.

Philadelphia served as the backdrop for the filming of Law Abiding Citizen, which Overture Films released in North American theatres on October 16, 2009. Engineer Clyde Shelton is made to watch while Clarence Darby kills his wife and daughter in a home invasion in Philadelphia. Due to improperly handled evidence, prosecuting attorney Nick Rice is unable to convict Darby confidently. He strikes a deal with Darby in order to avoid jeopardizing his high conviction rate.

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

14. Gladiator (2000)

Maximus Decimus Meridius, a Hispano-Roman general, plans to return home after leading the Roman army to win against the Germanic tribes on the Limes Germanicus near Vindobona in 180 AD. Maximus is informed by the emperor Marcus Aurelius that his son, Commodus, is unsuited to be emperor and that Maximus should succeed him as regent to protect Rome from corruption and maintain the republic.

When Commodus learns this, he kills his father. Maximus declines Commodus’ request for his fealty after the latter declares himself the new emperor and appeals for his support. The Praetorian Guard takes Maximus into custody and threatens to kill him and his family. His wife and children are found crucified when he rides for his home near Trujillo after killing his captors.

Maximus buries them before losing consciousness due to his wounds. He is discovered by slavers, who take him to Zucchabar in the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis and sell him to Proximo, a gladiator trainer. Maximus fights in local competitions despite his reluctance, and his fighting abilities help him win games and gain a reputation. 

Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

15. A Few Good Men (1992) 

The 1989 play by Aaron Sorkin served as the basis for the 1992 American courtroom drama movie A Few Good Men. Sorkin was the author, Rob Reiner was the director, and Reiner, David Brown, and Andrew Scheinman were the producers.

The ensemble cast includes Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, J. T. Walsh, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Kiefer Sutherland. Marine Private William Santiago, who is weak and gets along poorly with his fellow Marines, has gone outside the chain of command to request a transfer from the Cuban naval base of Guantanamo Bay.

Santiago’s platoon commander, Lieutenant Jonathan James Kendrick, is given the order to “train” Santiago rather than transfer him, despite Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Markinson’s request. Soon afterward, Santiago passes away. Marines Lance Corporal Harold Dawson and Private First Class Louden Downey will testify in court over the suspected murder of the man.

A Few Good Men (1992) 

A Few Good Men (1992) 

16. Blood Diamond (2006)

Edward Zwick served as both the director and co-producer of the 2006 American political war action thriller Blood Diamond, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou. When diamonds are mined in conflict zones and sold to finance wars, warlords & diamond companies all over the world profit, these diamonds are referred to as “blood diamonds.”

The movie, which is based on the Sierra Leone Civil War of 1991–2002, shows a nation being ripped apart by the conflict between government supporters and rebel troops. Many of the war’s atrocities are also depicted, such as how the rebels amputated the hands of people to prevent them from casting ballots in approaching elections.

The conference about blood diamonds that takes place at the end of the movie alludes to an important gathering that happened in Kimberley, South Africa, in 2000. In an effort to stop the trade in conflict diamonds. Its failure led to the formation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which has since been mostly abandoned.

Blood Diamond (2006)

Blood Diamond (2006)

17. Brothers (2009)

Brothers is a 2009 American combat psychological drama film that was written and directed by Jim Sheridan. Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire), an Afghan War prisoner who is thought to be dead, struggles with severe PTSD while reintegrating into society after his release from captivity in this remake of the 2004 Danish film.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Cahill’s brother in the movie, while Natalie Portman plays Cahill’s wife. The Odyssey, an epochal poem by Homer, serves as the basis for both movies. Sam Cahill, a captain in the US Marine Corps, is set to leave for Afghanistan for his fourth combat tour in October 2007. Grace, his high school love and wife, and he are parents to Isabelle and Maggie, two little girls.

A few days prior to Sam’s deployment, Sam’s brother Tommy, a convicted felon, is released from jail on parole. Hank makes fun of Tommy for his lack of success in comparison to Sam at a family meal with Tommy and Sam’s parents, Hank and Elsie, and Maggie tells Tommy that Grace doesn’t like him.

Brothers (2009)

Brothers (2009)

18. 50/50 (2011)

Jonathan Levine, Will Reiser, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston all appear in the 2011 American comedy-drama film 50/50. The character Kyle, played by Seth Rogen, is partially based on Rogen; the movie was loosely inspired by Reiser’s own struggle with cancer. From February to March 2010, it was filmed.

On September 30, 2011, 50/50 was released, and $41 million was made. It was well-received by critics, who praised Reiser’s screenplay and Gordon-performance Levitt in particular. Mild-mannered Seattle-based public radio journalist Adam Lerner is 27 years old. His boorish best friend, Kyle, doesn’t approve of his artsy girlfriend, Rachael.

Adam, who had been complaining of agonizing back pain, is eventually found to have schwannoma neurofibrosarcoma, a cancerous tumor in his spine. He will need to undergo chemotherapy. He learns from the Internet that his diagnosis has a 50% chance of survival. When Adam tells his mother, Diane, about it, Diane offers to take care of Richard, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, but Adam declines because Rachael has already committed to doing so.

50/50 (2011)

50/50 (2011)

19. Boogie Nights (1997)

Paul Thomas Anderson wrote and directed the 1997 American historical comedy-drama film titled Boogie Nights. It takes place in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles and centers on a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes a well-known star of pornographic movies. It charts his rise during the 1970s Golden Age of Porn through to his fall during the 1980s excesses.

The film, which also stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Heather Graham, is a sequel to Anderson’s mockumentary short The Dirk Diggler Story from 1988. Eddie Adams, a high school dropout, resided in Torrance, California, with his father and his emotionally abusive mother in 1977.

He meets pornographer Jack Horner while working at Maurice Rodriguez’s nightclub in Reseda. Jack observes Eddie having sex with Rollergirl, a porn starlet who constantly sports skates, as an audition for Eddie since he wants to bring him into the porn industry.

Boogie Nights (1997)

Boogie Nights (1997)

20. Inception (2010)

The science fiction action movie Inception was written and filmed by Christopher Nolan in 2010. Along with his wife, Emma Thomas, he was a producer. In the film, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a talented thief who gathers information by infiltrating the subconsciouses of his victims. The target gets the opportunity to have his criminal history cleaned in exchange for planting someone else’s notion in the target’s head. 

Cobb and Arthur are “extractors,” conducting corporate espionage by infiltrating their targets’ subconscious minds using experimental dream-sharing technology to extract information. Their most recent target, Saito, is pleased by Cobb’s talent for weaving together numerous dreams and offers to pay him to conduct “inception” on Robert, the son of Saito’s rival, Maurice Fischer, with the intention of dissolving his father’s business, a task that is purportedly impossible. Cobb will be able to go back to live with his kids once Saito pledges to clear up his criminal record.

Inception (2010)

Inception (2010)

21. Django Unchained (2012)

The 2012 American Western film Django Unchained was directed and written by Quentin Tarantino. In supporting roles, it features Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, Michael Parks, and Don Johnson. Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Jamie Foxx are among its cast members.

It is a highly stylized, extensively revisionist homage to spaghetti westerns, particularly the Old West and Antebellum South-set 1966 Italian movie Django directed by Sergio Corbucci. The plot centers on a black slave who apprentices with a German bounty hunter with the intention of finding his long-lost wife.

Brothers Ace and Dicky Speck led a group of enslaved African people on foot through Texas in 1858. One of them is Django, a house slave who can speak German and English who was sold off and split from his wife, Broomhilda von Shaft.

Django Unchained (2012)

Django Unchained (2012)

22. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

David O. Russell wrote and directed the 2012 American romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook. The 2008 book The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick served as the basis for the movie. Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, John Ortiz, and Julia Stiles play supporting parts alongside Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

In Pennsylvania’s Ridley Park, the story is set. Cooper portrays Patrizio “Pat” Solitano Jr., a bipolar guy who is discharged from a mental health facility and returns to live with his parents (De Niro and Weaver). Pat is adamant about getting his ex-wife back.

He meets Tiffany Maxwell, a young widow, who offers to help him win back his wife if he competes in a dancing competition with her. As they exercise, the two grow closer, and Pat, his father, and Tiffany reflect on their interactions as they deal with their respective personal issues.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

23. The Shining (1980)

In 1980, Stanley Kubrick produced, filmed, and co-wrote The Shining, a psychological horror film with author Diane Johnson. The 1977 film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel has Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd as the main cast.

A successful writer and sober man named Jack Torrance (Nicholson) accepts a position as the off-season keeper of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies with his wife, Danny Torrance, Wendy Torrance’s little son, and Duvall (Lloyd). Danny has “shining” psychic abilities. After a winter blizzard strands the Torrances in the snow, Jack’s sanity deteriorates as a result of the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel.

As winter caretaker at the remote Overlook Hotel in the Rocky Mountains, Jack takes the position, which shuts down each winter. After he arrives, Torrance is informed by Stuart Ullman, the hotel’s manager, of Charles Grady’s murder of his family and himself. In Boulder, Jack’s son Danny experienced a seizure and a foreboding. Jack’s wife, Wendy, tells the doctor about an earlier incident in which Jack injured Danny’s shoulder by dislocating it in a fit of rage while drinking.

After the incident, Jack made the decision to stop drinking. Before he goes for the Christmas vacation, the head chef, Dick Hallorann, informs Danny that they have a psychic ability he refers to as “shining.” Danny is warned by Hallorann to stay away from Room 237 because of the hotel’s “shine,” which is a result of the remnants of previous negative events.

The Shining (1980)

The Shining (1980)

24. Se7en (1995)

The 1995 American neo-noir psychological criminal thriller movie Seven was written and directed by David Fincher. Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, and John C. McGinley are among the actors who star in it.

In the movie, Detective William Somerset (Freeman), a retired and disheartened cop, teams up with Detective David Mills (Pitt) to track down a serial murderer who uses the seven deadly sins as his justifications.

Detective David Mills, who recently moved to an undisclosed major city with his wife Tracy, is partnered with Detective Lieutenant William Somerset, who is about to retire and is a short-tempered yet idealistic detective.

Se7en (1995)

Se7en (1995)

25. American Beauty (1999)

American Beauty is a 1999 black comedy-drama movie that Sam Mendes directed in his feature film debut. It was written by Alan Ball. Lester Burnham, played by Kevin Spacey, is an advertising executive who goes through a midlife crisis after falling in love with Mena Suvari, who plays his teenage daughter’s closest friend. In the lead roles is Annette Bening as Carolyn, Lester’s materialistic wife, and Thora Birch as Jane, their insecure daughter.

Co-stars include Allison Janney, Wes Bentley, and Chris Cooper. In addition to exploring themes of romantic and paternal love, sexuality, materialism, self-liberation, and atonement, the movie has been analyzed by academics as satirizing how the American middle class views Beauty and personal happiness.

American Beauty (1999)

American Beauty (1999)

26. Pulp Fiction (1994)

Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega, two hitmen, go up to an apartment to get a briefcase from Brett’s business partner for their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace. Jules shoots one of Brett’s associates after Vincent examines the briefcase’s contents. He quotes a verse from the Bible, and he and Vincent then murder Brett for trying to betray Marsellus with Brett.

They give Marsellus the briefcase and wait while he pays boxer Butch Coolidge to foul in a forthcoming battle. The following day, Vincent buys heroin from Lance, his narcotics dealer. Having volunteered to accompany Mia while Marsellus is away, he shoots up and drives to meet her. After eating at the 1950s-themed Jack Rabbit Slims and competing in a twist competition, they go home.

Mia discovers Vincent’s heroin when he’s in the restroom and snorts it, thinking it’s cocaine. She overdoses, and Vincent hurries her to Lance’s place, where they administer an adrenaline shot to bring her back to life. Mia is dropped off by Vincent at her house, and the two make a pact not to tell Marsellus about what happened.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

27. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

CIA analyst Maya Harris is charged with locating Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda. She was sent to the American embassy in Pakistan in 2003. She and CIA agent Dan Fuller see the black site interrogations of Ammar, a detainee who is subjected to approved torture interrogation methods and who is suspected of having ties to several of the September 11 attacks’ hijackers.

Ammar divulges inaccurate details on an alleged attack in Saudi Arabia but names Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti as bin Laden’s personal courier. According to additional detainee information, Abu Ahmed was Abu Faraj al-messenger Libbi between him and bin Laden. Faraj denied being aware of a courier by the name of Abu Ahmed in 2005. Maya perceives this as Faraj trying to downplay Abu Ahmed’s significance.

Jessica, a fellow officer, and friend of Maya’s travels to a US station in Afghanistan in 2009 to meet a highly placed Jordanian doctor who has offered to work as a US spy in exchange for $25 million. When he detonates a suicide vest in what will become known as the Camp Chapman attack, the greatest strike on CIA agents in 25 years, Jessica is murdered along with several other CIA officers. He is revealed to be a triple agent who supports al-Qaeda.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

28. Argo (2012)

In retribution for President Jimmy Carter granting the Shah sanctuary in the US after the Iranian Revolution in order to receive cancer treatment, Iranian Islamists stormed the American embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. Six embassy employees manage to evade capture and seek refuge at the home of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor, while the remaining 66 are kidnapped as hostages.

The US State Department starts looking into ways to get the escapees out of Iran while keeping their position a secret. A US Central Intelligence Agency exfiltration expert named Tony Mendez is consulted. When challenged to provide an alternative, he critiques the suggestions but falls short.

He starts making arrangements for a cover narrative for the escapees while talking on the phone with his son after seeing Battle for the Planet of the Apes: that they are Canadian filmmakers in Iran looking for exotic settings for a science-fiction movie.

Argo (2012)

Argo (2012)

29. The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Hurt Locker is an American war thriller movie from 2008 that was written and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring in it are Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Christian Camargo, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, and Jeremy Renner.

The movie depicts the psychological reactions of an Iraq War explosive ordnance disposal team to the stress of battle as they are targeted by militants. In order to compose the screenplay, Boal drew from his embedded access experience. During the Iraq War in 2004, Sergeant First Class William James was assigned to head a team of American Army explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel.

He takes the position of Staff Sergeant Matthew Thompson, who was murdered in Baghdad by an IED. Sergeant J. T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge are in his group. A young Iraqi man going by the name of “Beckham” frequently approaches James and tries to sell him DVDs. James likes him and dares him to play a game of football.

The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

30. The Godfather (1972)

Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo collaborated on the script for the 1972 American crime movie The Godfather. Based on Puzo’s best-selling book of the same name from 1969, the movie Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton are among the actors that appear in the movie.

It is the first film in the Godfather trilogy, which spans the years 1945 to 1955 & describes the Corleone family’s history under the leadership of Vito Corleone (Brando). It focuses on how his youngest son, played by Al Pacino, goes from being a hesitant family outsider to a violent mob boss. Don of the Corleone mafia family, Vito Corleone attends to requests at his daughter Connie’s wedding to Carlo in 1945 in New York City.

Michael, Vito’s youngest son and a former Marine, reveal his girlfriend Kay Adams to his family during the celebration. A well-known musician named Johnny Fontane, Vito’s godson, seeks Vito for help getting a role in a movie. Tom Hagen, Vito’s consul, is sent to convince studio chief Jack Woltz to provide Johnny with the role. After discovering the severed head of his cherished stallion in his bed, Woltz agrees.

The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather (1972)

31. Black Swan (2010)

American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 psychological horror thriller Black Swan was based on a tale by Andres Heinz and written by Mark Heyman, John McLaughlin, and Heinz. The movie, in which Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder feature, is about the New York City Ballet’s rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

The play needs a ballerina to play both the dark and sensual Black Swan, which is a quality better embodied by the new rival Lily, and the innocent and frail White Swan, for which the dedicated dancer Nina Sayers (Portman) is a wonderful fit for (Kunis).

When Nina learns she is up for the part, she is overcome with a sense of great pressure, which causes her to lose her precarious hold on reality and go insane. With the help of an unproduced screenplay about understudies and the idea of being haunted by a double, akin to the legend around doppelgängers, Aronofsky connected his Swan Lake viewings with the central idea.

Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan (2010)

32. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Steven Spielberg directed and Robert Rodat wrote, Saving Private Ryan, an American epic war film that came out in 1998. The movie, which is notorious for its violent depictions of battle, is based on the Battle of Normandy in World War II, particularly its portrayal of the Omaha Beach assault during the Normandy landings.

The quest for Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), the final paratrooper brother to survive after his three brothers were killed in action, is the main focus of the film. Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) and his group from the United States Army Rangers are in charge of the search. An old veteran and his family go to the Normandy Cemetery.

He is filled with emotion and starts remembering his time as a soldier at a particular tomb. On the morning of June 6, 1944, the American Army lands at Omaha Beach as part of the Normandy assault. Company C of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, under Captain John H. Miller’s direction, breaks free from the beach.

The employees of the US Department of War are informed that A member of the 101st Airborne Division named James Francis Ryan is considered to be the lone surviving member of a military family of four brothers. In order to save Ryan’s family from losing all of its boys, General George C. Marshall orders Ryan to be located and taken home.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

33. Taxi Driver (1976)

Martin Scorsese’s 1976 American picture Taxi Driver, which also stars Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris, Albert Brooks, and Cybill Shepherd, was written by Paul Schrader. The movie centers on Travis Bickle (De Niro), a Vietnam veteran who works as a taxi driver, and his worsening mental state while he works nights in the city.

The setting is a decaying and morally bankrupt New York City after the Vietnam War. Travis Bickle, a Vietnam War veteran and 26-year-old U.S. Marine with an honorable discharge, lives alone in New York City and struggles with PTSD. To deal with his ongoing insomnia and loneliness, Travis decides to work as a night-shift cab driver.

He routinely frequents the 42nd Street pornographic cinemas, and he makes a special effort to incorporate aphorisms in his journal entries, such as “you’re only as healthy as you feel.” He develops an abhorrence for the criminality and blight he sees in Manhattan and dreams of getting “the slime off the streets.”

Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver (1976)

34. Winter’s Bone (2010)

Debra Granik’s 2010 coming-of-age mystery drama film Winter’s Bone was released in the United States. It was adapted from Daniel Woodrell’s 2006 book of the same name by Granik and Anne Rosellini. In the movie, Jennifer Lawrence plays a young girl named Ree Dolly who lives in poverty in the rural Missouri Ozarks and needs to find her father to prevent her family from being evicted.

As they are influenced by the widespread underworld of illegal meth labs, the movie examines the interconnected themes of intimate and distant familial ties, the speed and power of gossip, self-sufficiency, poverty, and patriarchy. Ree Dolly, age 17, cares for her mentally ill mother, Connie, her twelve-year-old brother Sonny, and her six-year-old sister Ashlee in the remote Missouri Ozarks.

She provides food for her siblings and teaches them survival skills like cooking and hunting. The family is in poverty. Jessup, Ree’s father, hasn’t been home in a while, and no one knows where he is. He was detained for producing meth but is now out on bond.

Winter's Bone (2010)

Winter’s Bone (2010)

35. Lawless (2012)

John Hillcoat’s 2012 criminal drama film Lawless is an American production. The Wettest County in the World, a historical fiction by Australian singer-screenwriter Matt Bondurant, served as the inspiration for Nick Cave’s screenplay (2008). Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, and Guy Pearce are among the cast members of the movie.

The movie is about the bloody struggle between three bootlegger brothers — Forrest (Hardy), Howard (Clarke), and Jack Bondurant (LaBeouf) — and the brutal lawman Charley Rakes (Pearce), who seeks to put a break to the brothers’ moonshine operation during Prohibition. Prior to production, the movie spent around three years in development. It had a 2012 Cannes Film Festival screening before its August 29 theatrical debut.

Lawless (2012)

Lawless (2012)

36. Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island is a 2010 American neo-noir psychic horror film written and directed by Martin Scorsese, and it is based on Dennis Lehane’s 2003 book of the same name. Deputy U.S. Attorney is investigating a mental health facility on Shutter Island. Marshal Edward “Teddy” Daniels, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, when one of the patients goes missing.

Max von Sydow is a German physician, Ben Kingsley serves as the facility’s senior psychiatrist, and Michelle Williams portrays Daniels’ wife. His companion and another deputy marshal are portrayed by Mark Ruffalo. The film, which made its debut on February 19, 2010, took in $299 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews from critics.

It was also named one of the top ten movies of 2010 by the National Board of Review. US In order to look into the disappearance of Rachel Solando, who drowned her three children, Marshal Edward “Teddy” Daniels & Chuck Aule, his new subordinate, visited Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane on Shutter Island in Boston Harbor.

Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island (2010)

37. Fight Club (1999)

The 1999 American thriller Fight Club, directed by David Fincher, stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. It is based on Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 book of a similar name. Norton plays an unnamed narrator who is dissatisfied with his white-collar job. He creates a “fight club” with soap salesman Tyler Durden (Pitt), and he starts dating Marla Singer, a mysterious woman (Bonham Carter).

The narrator, a specialist in auto, recalls experiencing terrible insomnia in addition to feeling unfulfilled by his profession and possessions. He visits support groups while pretending to be ill in order to treat this. When Marla Singer, another fake, starts attending the same groups, his joy is disrupted. The two decide to divide up the groups they go to.

Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club (1999)

 38. Misery (1990)

Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller movie created by Rob Reiner and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances Sternhagen. It is adapted from Stephen King’s identically named novel from 1987. A dedicated devotee who kidnaps a writer and forces him to rework the finale to a book series is the main antagonist.

Famous author Paul Sheldon is the creator of the popular Misery Chastain-starring Victorian romance novel series. He draughts a new novel manuscript with the intention of launching his post-Misery career because he wants to concentrate on more somber stories.

Paul is stranded in a blizzard while traveling from his home in New York City to Silver Creek, Colorado, and has an accident that leaves him comatose. He is located and brought to the isolated home of a nurse by the name of Annie Wilkes.

Misery (1990)

Misery (1990)

39. Jarhead (2005)

Anthony “Swoff” Swofford, whose father had previously participated in the Vietnam War (1961–1975), enrolled in US Marine Corps recruit training before being assigned to Camp Pendleton, California, in 1989.

Swofford, who claims he enlisted in the military because he “got confused on the way to college,” has a challenging time at Camp Pendleton and has trouble making friends. While Swofford lies about being sick to get out of doing his duty, Staff Sergeant Sykes, a “lifer,” notices his ability and gives Swofford a chance to enroll in his Scout Sniper course.

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)

40. Super 8 (2011)

Super 8 is a 2011 American sci-fi thriller movie that was co-produced by Steven Spielberg and written and directed by J. J. Abrams. A train derails in 1979, releasing a terrifying presence into the town where a group of young teenagers is filming a Super eight movie. Their story is portrayed in the film, which stars Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, and Kyle Chandler.

Weirton, West Virginia, and its surroundings served as the inspiration for the made-up town of Lillian, Ohio, in the film. Deputy Sheriff Jack Lamb and his 14-year-old son Joe mourn the death of their mother and wife, Elizabeth, in a working accident in 1979. Jack assigns guilt to Louis Dainard, whose shift she was filling when he arrived intoxicated.

Super 8 (2011)

Super 8 (2011)

41. The Town (2010)

Ben Affleck co-wrote, directed, and starred in The Town, an American crime thriller movie from 2010, which was based on Chuck Hogan’s 2004 book Prince of Thieves. It also showcases the skills of these actors, including Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper, and Slaine. The plot centers on a group of Boston bank robbers who want to make amends by robbing Fenway Park.

Four longtime friends from Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood, Douglas “Doug” MacRay, James “Jem” Coughlin, Albert “Gloansy” MacGloan, & Desmond “Dez” Elden, heist a bank. Claire Keesey, the bank manager, is taken hostage by Jem against Doug’s desires; nevertheless, he subsequently frees her without damage. 

The Town (2010)

The Town (2010) 

42. The Departed (2006)

The Departed, a monumental crime thriller produced by Martin Scorsese and William Monahan, was released in the United States in 2006. It is based in part on the Boston Winter Hill Gang and is a copy of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Colin Sullivan plays the dishonest FBI agent John Connolly, and Frank Costello plays the Irish-American mobster Whitey Bulger.

Along with Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, and Alec Baldwin, the movie also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg. Frank Costello, the head of the Irish Mob, is introduced to Colin Sullivan in South Boston. Twenty years later, Sullivan joins the Special Investigations Unit under the command of Captain Ellerby after being trained as a spy by the Massachusetts State Police (MSP). 

The Departed (2006)

The Departed (2006)

43. Scream (1996)

Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson collaborated on the writing and directing of the 1996 American slasher movie Scream. The film’s notable cast members include Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, and Drew Barrymore.

The movie, which debuted on December 20, centers on high school girl Sidney Prescott (Campbell) and her classmates in the fictional Californian town of Woodsboro. These are the victims of a killer wearing a mask who goes by the name Ghostface. Casey Becker, a high school student, is home alone when she gets a call from an ominous individual, and they talk about horror movies.

Indulging in sadistic behavior, the caller threatens Casey’s life and won’t let her be alone. In order to keep her boyfriend Steve alive, he confesses that he is restrained and gagging outside on her patio and makes her provide answers to questions concerning horror movies. 

Scream (1996)

Scream (1996)

44. Up in the Air (2009)

The comedy-drama Up in the Air, which Jason Reitman directed in 2009, is an American production. Based on Walter Kirn’s 2001 book Up in the Air, Reitman and Sheldon Turner wrote it. The protagonist of the narrative is corporate “downsizer” Ryan Bingham, who travels (George Clooney). Along with Danny McBride, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and others star.

Ryan Bingham works for a human resources consulting company that specializes in helping people who are facing job termination. He frequently travels the nation performing firm layoffs on behalf of employers as part of his job. 

Up in the Air (2009)

Up in the Air (2009)

45. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, the 1993 American coming-of-age drama film starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, and Darlene Cates, was directed by Lasse Hallström. It centers on Gilbert (Depp), a 25-year-old grocery store employee who lives in a rural Iowa town with his fat mother (Cates) and his younger brother, who has intellectual disabilities.

Based on his identically named novel from 1991, Peter Hedges authored the screenplay. In numerous locations across Texas, filming took place from November 1992 to January 1993. While waiting for the many tourist trailers to pass through town for an annual Airstreamers’ Club gathering at a neighboring leisure area, Gilbert is busy caring for Arnie, his younger mentally challenged brother who is becoming 18 years old. 

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

46. Lost in Translation (2003)

Sofia Coppola wrote and directed the romantic comedy-drama movie Lost in Translation in 2003. When he visits Tokyo to promote Suntory whisky, aging American movie star Bob Harris, played by Bill Murray, is experiencing a midlife crisis. There, he befriends Charlotte, a young woman and current college graduate who is also an estranged American and is portrayed by Scarlett Johansson.

The cast also includes Anna Faris and Giovanni Ribisi. A backdrop of cultural displacement in Japan serves as the backdrop for the movie’s exploration of themes of alienation and disconnectivity. Further examination by critics and academics has centered on the movie’s unconventional portrayal of romance and defiance of common narrative conventions.

Bob, a fading American movie star, travels to Tokyo to take part in lucrative Suntory liquor advertising. He resides at the opulent Park Hyatt Tokyo and is going through a midlife crisis in addition to problems in his 25-year marriage.

Lost in Translation (2003)

Lost in Translation (2003)

47. The Conjuring (2013)

The supernatural horror movie The Conjuring, directed by James Wan and written by Chad and Carey W. Hayes, was made available in the US in 2013. It serves as the opening chapter of The Conjuring Universe series. As paranormal researchers and authors Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, are linked to well-known haunting instances.

They served as the basis for the novel and movie series that bears the same name. The Warrens helped the Perron family, who, in 1971, began to encounter increasingly unsettling occurrences at their newly occupied farmhouse in Rhode Island.

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

48. Juno (2007)

Juno MacGuff, a sixteen-year-old high school student in Elk River, Minnesota, learns that her friend and longtime admirer, Paulie Bleeker is pregnant. She first thinks about getting an abortion. She runs into a classmate who is holding a lone anti-abortion vigil outside the neighborhood clinic that is managed by a women’s organization. Juno makes the decision to place the child for adoption once she is inside.

Juno explores through the Pennysaver classifieds with the assistance of her friend Leah until she locates a childless married couple she thinks will make a good home. She tells her stepmother Bren and father Mac, who support her.

Juno visits Mark and Vanessa Loring at their opulent Saint Cloud house with Mac and decides to have a closed adoption. The coming-of-age comedy-drama Juno was released in 2007 and was written and directed by Jason Reitman. The title character, an independent-minded youngster dealing with an unwanted pregnancy and the accompanying circumstances that place the responsibilities of adult life on her, is portrayed by Elliot Page.

Juno (2007)

Juno (2007)

49. Stand by Me (1986)

American coming-of-age comedic drama Stand by Me was released in 1986 and was directed by Rob Reiner. The plot is based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella The Body, and the title is taken from a Ben E. King song. River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell, and Wil Wheaton play four young men who set out in 1959 in search of a lost boy’s body.

A newspaper article about a fatal stabbing is read by author Gordie Lachance. His parents didn’t pay much attention to 12-year-old Gordie as a child because they were too preoccupied with grieving the loss of his older brother Denny.

He describes a boyhood experience in which, over the Labor Day weekend in September 1959, he, his best buddy Chris Chambers, and two other pals, Teddy Duchamp and Vern Tessio, set out to locate the body of a missing youngster close to the town of Castle Rock, Oregon.

Stand by Me (1986)

Stand by Me (1986)

50. The Green Mile (1999)

Frank Darabont wrote and directed the American fantasy film The Green Mile in 1999. based on Stephen King’s 1996 book of the same name. Tom Hanks is a guard on death row in jail during the Great Depression who witnesses paranormal activity after a mysterious prisoner (Michael Clarke Duncan) shows up at his facility. Paul Edgecomb, an old retiree, breaks down in tears in a Louisiana assisted-living facility in 1999 as he watches the Top movie Hat.

The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile (1999)

When his partner Elaine starts to worry, Paul tells her that the movie reminded him of things he saw while working as a guard on the “Green Mile” of Cold Mountain Penitentiary’s death row. Under the direction of the head warden, Hal Moores, in 1935, Brutus “Brutal” Howell, Dean Stanton, Harry Terwilliger, and Percy Wetmore were under Paul’s supervision as corrections officers.

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