John Connor's Top 250 of All Time

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# 61
Carlito’s Way 1993 Directed by Brian De Palma

2h 24min | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Writers: Edwin Torres, David Koepp
Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo, Ingrid Rogers, Luis Guzmán, Adrian Pasdar, Viggo Mortensen


# 60
Bullitt 1968 Directed by Peter Yates

1h 54min | Action | Crime | Thriller
Writers: Alan Trustman, Harry Kleiner
Cast: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn


# 59
In the Heat of the Night 1967 Directed by Norman Jewison

1h 50min | Crime | Drama | Mystery
Writers: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Peter Whitney, Anthony James, Quentin Dean, Scott Wilson, Lee Grant, William Schallert



"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."



# 58
Caliber 9 ‘Milano Calibro 9’ 1972 Directed by Fernando Di Leo

1h 40min | Action | Crime | Thriller
Writer: Giorgio Scerbanenco
Cast: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli





# 57
The Man from Nowhere 'Ajeossi' 2010 Directed by Lee Jeong-beom

1h 59min | Action | Drama | Thriller
Writer: Jeong-beom Lee
Cast: Won Bin, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim


# 56
Thief 1981 + Collateral 2004 Directed by Michael Mann

2h | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Writer: Frank Hohimer
Cast: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson

2h 3min | Action | Thriller| Drama
Writer: Stuart Beattie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Javier Bardem, Peter Berg, Bruce



# 55
King of New York 1990 Directed by Abel Ferrara

1h 43min | Crime | Thriller
Writer: Nicholas St. John
Cast: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo, Wesley Snipes, Janet Julian, Joey Chin, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Calderon, Steve Buscemi, Theresa Randle

"From now on, nothing goes down unless I'm involved.
No blackjack no dope deals, no nothing.
A nickel bag gets sold in the park, I want in.
You guys got fat while everybody starved on the street.
Now it's my turn."


# 54
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 Directed by Joseph Sargent

1h 44min | Action | Crime | Thriller
Writers: John Godey, Peter Stone
Cast: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Héctor Elizondo, Earl Hindman, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Lee Wallace, Tom Pedi, Jerry Stiller, Rudy Bond, Kenneth McMillan, Doris Roberts, Christopher Murney


# 53
Le Samouraï 1967 Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

1h 45min | Crime | Drama | Mystery
Writers: Jean-Pierre Melville, Georges Pellegrin
Stars: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon



# 52
Groundhog Day 1993 Directed by Harold Ramis

1h 41min | Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
Writer: Danny Rubin
Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

"Phil? Phil Connors?"




# 51
Crimson Tide 1995 Directed by Tony Scott

1h 56min | Action | Drama | Thriller
Writers: Michael Schiffer, Richard P. Henrick
Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini, Rocky Carroll, Jaime Gomez, Michael Milhoan, Scott Burkholder, Danny Nucci, Lillo Brancato


# 50
Das Boot 1981 Directed by Wolfgang Petersen

2h 29min | Adventure | Drama | Thriller
Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Lothar G. Buchheim
Cast: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann



# 49
Gladiator 2000 Directed by Ridley Scott

2h 35min | Action | Adventure | Drama
Writer: David Franzoni
Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, David Schofield, John Shrapnel, Tomas Arana, Ralf Moeller, Tommy Flanagan

"Are You Not Entertained?"



# 48
Lawrence of Arabia 1962 Directed by David Lean



3h 36min | Adventure | Biography | Drama
Writers: T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains




The Taking of Pelham 123 - terrific movie. So glad to see it on the list. That and A Few Good Men are two movies I never tire of rewatching. Good to see Blade Runner and Malcolm X on the list.

And I probably should take another look at Vertigo - haven't seen that one in a while.



# 47
All the President's Men 1976 Directed by Alan J. Pakula

2h 18min | Biography | Drama | History
Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden


# 46
Zodiac 2007 Directed by David Fincher

2h 37min | Crime | Drama | Mystery
Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo



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Arrival 2016 Directed by Denis Villeneuve

1h 56min | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Writers: Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

This was the other 'encounter movie' I was talking about @gbgoodies, after some rearranging it ended up a little lower on the countdown.

I haven't seen Arrival yet, but it's been on my watchlist for a while. I may have to bump it up a little bit.
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# 45
The Raid I/II 2011-2014 Directed by Gareth Evans

1h 41min | 2h 30min | Action | Thriller
Writer: Gareth Evans
Cast: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian


# 44
Ip Man Trilogy 2008-2015 Directed by Wilson Yip

1h 46min | 1h 48min | 1h 45min | Action | Biography | Drama
Writers: Edmond Wong, Tai-lee Chan
Cast: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Lo Meng

The epic tales and adventures of Grandmaster Yip Man.
The well-known Wing Chun Style master and Bruce Lee's teacher.


# 43
Enter the Dragon 1973 Directed by Robert Clouse

1h 42min | Action | Crime | Drama
Writer: Michael Allin
Cast: Bruce Lee, Angela Mao, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Robert Wall, Betty Chung, Bolo Yeung, Geoffrey Weeks


"Don’t think!"
"Feeeeel!"
Main Theme by Lalo Schifrin

honorable mentions:
  • Game of Death 1978 Directed by Robert Clouse
  • The 36th Chamber of Shaolin 1978 Directed by Liu Chia-Liang
  • District B13 2004 ‘Banlieue 13’ Directed by Pierre Morel
  • Dredd 2012 Directed by Pete Travis



# 42
Donnie Brasco 1997 Directed by Mike Newell

2h 7min | Biography | Crime | Drama
Writers: Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley
Cast: Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche,
Zeljko Ivanek, Brian Tarantina, Rocco Sisto,
Zach Grenier, Gerry Becker, Robert Miano, Paul Giamatti, Gretchen Mol, Terry Serpico, Tony Lip


# 41
Se7en 1995 Directed by David Fincher

2h 7min | Crime | Drama | Mystery
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Cast: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Roundtree



# 40
Inception 2010 Directed by Christopher Nolan

2h 28min | Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Dileep Rao, Tom Berenger


# 39
Ocean’s Eleven 2001 Directed by Steven Soderbergh

1h 56min | Crime | Thriller
Writers: George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Scott Caan, Casey Affleck, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould, Eddie Jemison, Holly Marie Combs

honorable mentions:
  • Rififi ‘Du rififi chez les hommes’ 1955 Directed by Jules Dassin
  • The Wild Bunch 1969 Directed by Sam Peckinpah
  • Le Cercle Rouge 1970 Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
  • The Italian Job 1969 Directed by Peter Collinson



# 38
Rain Man 1988 Directed by Barry Levinson

12 | 2h 13min | Drama
Writers: Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino


"Qantas never crashed."

"I'm an excellent driver."


Main Theme by Hans Zimmer



# 37
RoboCop 1987 Directed by Paul Verhoeven

1h 42min | Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner
Cast: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Wise, Felton Perry, Paul McCrane

honorable mentions:

  • Colors 1988 Directed by Dennis Hopper
  • End of Watch 2012 Directed by David Ayer
  • Total Recall 1990 Directed by Paul Verhoeven
  • Starship Troopers 1997 Directed by Paul Verhoeven



# 36
The Dollars Trilogy 1964-1966 Directed by Sergio Leone

1h 39min | 2h 12min | 2h 41min | Western
Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Fulvio Morsella, Adriano Bolzoni, Mark Lowell
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Eli Wallach


# 35
High Noon 1952 Directed by Fred Zinnemann

1h 25min | Action | Drama | Thriller
Writers: Carl Foreman, John W. Cunningham
Cast: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell



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Going well. Lot of movies I also love - Minority Report, 12 Monkeys, Speed, Catch Me If You Can, JFK, Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Dirty Harry, True Romance, Leon, Eternal Sunshine, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Breakfast Club, Invasion of Body Snatchers, Fugitive, The Rock, Saving Private Ryan, Truman Show, Dumb and Dumber, Jurassic Park, ET, Marathon Man, Karate Kid, Point Break, Spy Who Loved Me, Bourne Identity, Lethal Weapon, Taking of Pelham 123, Raid, Seven, Total Recall etc. Oh and as a huge Marvel fan the Infinity Saga pick as well ;up:

Oh and on behalf of my mum thank you for Romeo and Juliet lol



honorable mentions, comedy/rom-com/comedy-'horror':

  • They Live 1988 Directed by John Carpenter
  • Gremlins 1984 Directed by Joe Dante
  • Ghostbusters 1984 Directed by Ivan Reitman
  • What We Do in the Shadows 2014 Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi



  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Directed by Joel Coen
  • ¡Three Amigos! 1986 Directed by John Landis
  • The Pink Panther 1963 Directed by Blake Edwards
  • The Big Lebowski 1998 Directed by Joel Coen


  • 21 Jump Street 2012 Directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
  • Meet the Parents 2000 Directed by Jay Roach
  • Team America: World Police 2004 Directed by Trey Parker
  • Quick Change 1990 Directed by Howard Franklin, Bill Murray


  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961 Directed by Blake Edwards
  • Risky Business 1983 Directed by Paul Brickman
  • There’s Something About Mary 1998 Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012 Directed by David O. Russell