Raging Bull
Raging Bull (1980)

Emotionally self-destructive boxer, Jake La Motta's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.

9/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin

Stars: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty

The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter (1978)

In 1968, Michael, Nick and Steven, lifelong friends from a working-class Pennsylvania steel town, prepare to ship out overseas following Steven's elaborate wedding and one final group hunting trip....

9/10

Director: Michael Cimino

Writer: Deric Washburn

Stars: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage

Chinatown
Chinatown (1974)

Mrs Mulwray hires Detective Jake, who specializes in matrimonial cases, to spy on her husband, the builder of the city's water system. He finds himself in a web of deceit when Mr Mulwray dies.

9/10

Director: Roman Polanski

Writer: Robert Towne

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

The Shining
The Shining (1980)

Jack Torrance and his family move into an isolated hotel with a violent past. Living in isolation, Jack begins to lose his sanity, which affects his family members.

8.5/10

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

American Beauty
American Beauty (1999)

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

8/10

Director: Sam Mendes

Writer: Alan Ball

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch

L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential (1997)

Three detectives from LAPD investigate multiple homicides. While unearthing the evidence and the suspects, the trail leads to corruption in their own department.

8/10

Director: Curtis Hanson

Writer: Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Danny DeVito