100+ Great Films for Adults

Great Films for Adults

An asterisk (*) tells that the movie is all comedy or a partial comedy.

  1. Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) *
  2. All About Eve (1950)
  3. Amelie (2001) *
  4. Anari (1959) *
  5. Andrei Rublev (1966, Tarkovsky)
  6. As Good As It Gets (1997)
  7. Back to the Future 1 (1985) *
  8. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  9. Ben-Hur (1959)
  10. Black
  11. Black Narcissus
  12. Blade Runner (1982)
  13. Brave New World (1980) *
  14. Bread and Chocolate *
  15. Brothers Karamazov, The
  16. Burnt by the Sun
  17. Casablanca (1942, dir. Michael Curtiz)
  18. Christmas Carol, A (1951) *
  19. Cinema Paradiso (1988, dir. Giuseppe Tornatore)
  20. Citizen Kane (1941, dir. Orson Welles)
  21. City Lights (Chaplin) *
  22. City of Lost Children (1995, dirs. Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet) *
  23. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China, 2001)
  24. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950, dir. Michael Gordon) *
  25. Day at the Races, A (1947, Marx Brothers) *
  26. Dead Poets Society (1989, dir. Peter Weir)
  27. Doctor Zhivago (1965, dir. David Lean)
  28. Duck Soup (1933, Marx Brothers) *
  29. English Patient, The
  30. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind *
  31. Exodus
  32. Fanny and Alexander (1982, Bergman)
  33. Fences (2016)
  34. Fiddler on the Roof *
  35. 400 Blows, The (Truffaut)
  36. Fugitive, The (1993)
  37. Gandhi
  38. Gattaca (1997)
  39. General, The (1926) *
  40. Gold Rush (Chaplin) *
  41. Goldfinger (1964)
  42. Gone With The Wind (1939, dir. Victor Fleming)
  43. Grapes of Wrath, The
  44. Great Dictator, The (Chaplin) *
  45. Greatest Show on Earth, The
  46. Hans Christian Andersen (1952) *
  47. Harold and Maude (1971, dir. Hal Ashby) *
  48. Harrison Bergeron *
  49. Her (2013)
  50. His Girl Friday (1940) *
  51. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  52. Illusionist, The (2006, dir. Neil Burger) *
  53. Immortal Beloved (1994, dir. Bernard Rose)
  54. Importance of Being Earnest, The *
  55. Indian Epic (by Fritz Lang. This is the 1959 edition, that runs
  56. for 201 minutes.)
  57. It’s A Wonderful Life (Capra) *
  58. Jean de Florette (1986)
  59. Jules and Jim (Truffaut) *
  60. Kaos (1984)
  61. Kid, The (Chaplin) *
  62. King of Hearts (1966, dir. Philippe de Broca) *
  63. Kiss Me Kate (1953) *
  64. Lady Eve, The (1941, dir. Preston Sturges) *
  65. Life Is Beautiful *
  66. Little Big Man (1970) *
  67. Little Women (three excellent films in 1949, 1994, 2019)
  68. Limelight (1952, dir. Charlie Chaplin) *
  69. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2014)
  70. Lost Horizon (1937) *
  71. Man For All Seasons, A (1966, dir. Fred Zinnemann)
  72. Manon of the Spring (1986)
  73. Mary Poppins *
  74. Matrix, The (1999)
  75. Metropolis (1927, dir. Fritz Lang)
  76. Midnight in Paris (2011) *
  77. Midnight’s Children (2012, dir. Deepa Mehta)
  78. Modern Times (1936, dir. Charlie Chaplin) *
  79. My Dinner With Andre *
  80. My Fair Lady (1964) *
  81. My Man Godfrey (1936, dir. Gregory La Cava)*
  82. Network (1976, dir. Sidney Lumet)
  83. Night at the Opera, A (1935, Marx Brothers) *
  84. On The Waterfront (1954, dir. Elia Kazan)
  85. Our Mutual Friend (1998, novel by Charles Dickens, dir.
  86. Julian Farino)
  87. Pan’s Labyrinth
  88. Pather Panchali (1954)
  89. Persepolis (2007)
  90. Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
  91. Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1945, dir. Albert Lewin) *
  92. Plague Dogs, The (1982)
  93. Postman, The/IL Postino (1994, dir. Michael Radford) *
  94. Pygmalion (1938, dir. Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard) *
  95. Rab ni Bana di Jodi
  96. Rashomon (1950)
  97. RockStar
  98. Roman Holiday *
  99. SavingPrivateRyan(1998)
  100. Scent of A Woman
  101. Schindler’s List (1993)
  102. Seventh Seal, The (1957, Bergman)
  103. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
  104. Siddhartha (1972, dir. Conrad Rooks)
  105. . Slumdog Millionaire
  106. Smiles of A Summer Night (Bergman)
  107. Sound of Music, The *
  108. Soylent Green
  109. Spirited Away (2001, Miyazaki)
  110. Starmaker
  111. Spartacus (1960, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
  112. Spellbound (1945, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
  113. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  114. Sting, The (1973, dir. George Roy Hill) *
  115. Suddenly, Last Summer (1960)
  116. Sullivan’s Travels (1941, dir. Preston Sturges) *
  117. Taare Zameen Par
  118. Ten Commandments, The (1956)
  119. Things to Come
  120. Time After Time (1979, dir. Nicholas Meyer) *
  121. Tiger in the Snow *
  122. To Be or Not to Be (dir. Lubitsch) *
  123. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
  124. To Live
  125. Tokyo Story (1953)
  126. Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1945)
  127. Watership Down (1978)
  128. West Side Story (1961, dirs. Jerome Robbins, Robert
  129. Wise )
  130. Wings of Desire (1987, dir. Wim Wenders)
  131. Wizard of Oz, The (1939, dir. Victor Fleming) *
  132. Women in Love
  133. You Can’t Take It With You (1938, dir. by Capra) *
  134. Zorba the Greek (1964, dir. Michael Cacoyannis) *

TBW (To Be Watched) List

  • Best Sellers (2021)
  • The Green Knight (2021)
  • Lady of the Manor (2021) *
  • An American Pickle (2020) *
  • Curiosa (2019)
  • 27 Steps of May (2018)
  • Mirage (2018)
  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017)
  • The Shape of Water (2017)
  • A Muse. Original title: Eun-gyo. Based on the novel Eungyo by Park Bum-shin. (2012)
  • Shutter Island (2010)
  • The Skin of Sorrow — Original title: La peau de chagrin –TV Movie (2010)
  • True Grit (2010)
  • Changeling (2008)
  • Fiksi. (2008)
  • Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007) APV
  • Baabul (2006) APV
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Life is a Miracle (2004) APV
  • Veer Zaara (2004) APV
  • Carmen (2003) APV
  • Saathiya (2003) APV
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002) *
  • The Beach (2000)
  • The Fifth Element (1997)
  • Time of the Gypsies (1990) APV
  • True Grit (1969)
  • A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  • Becket (1964)
  • Shane (1953)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

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