Unforgiven
Unforgiven (1992)

William Munny, a widower with two young kids, once a vicious gunfighter, gives up everything after marriage. Now, a man named Schofield Kid brings him an offer that he cannot refuse.

9/10

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writer: David Webb Peoples

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

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

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

8/10

Director: Martin McDonagh

Writer: Martin McDonagh

Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

A History of Violence
A History of Violence (2005)

Tom Stall, a diner owner, becomes a local hero after he foils an attempted robbery. When he tries to return to normalcy, Carl Fogarty, a gangster, alleges that Tom has wronged him.

8/10

Director: David Cronenberg

Writer: Josh Olson

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt

Fargo
Fargo (1996)

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

8/10

Director: Joel Coen

Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi

Amarcord
Amarcord (1973)

In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior.

8/10

Director: Federico Fellini

Writer: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra

Stars: Bruno Zanin, Armando Brancia, Pupella Maggio

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night (1967)

An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.

8/10

Director: Norman Jewison

Writer: Stirling Silliphant

Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo (1959)

A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

8/10

Director: Howard Hawks

Writer: B.H. McCampbell, Jules Furthman, Leigh Brackett

Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson

I Vitelloni
I Vitelloni (1953)

A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.

8/10

Director: Federico Fellini

Writer: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano

Stars: Franco Interlenghi, Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi

The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man (1952)

After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, a retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

8/10

Director: John Ford

Writer: Frank S. Nugent, John Ford

Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen

Out of the Past
Out of the Past (1947)

A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous...

8/10

Director: Jacques Tourneur

Writer: Daniel Mainwaring

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

A simple small-town man inherits a massive fortune and is immediately hounded by those who wish to take advantage of him.

8/10

Director: Frank Capra

Writer: Robert Riskin

Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft

Mississippi Burning
Mississippi Burning (1988)

Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

7.5/10

Director: Alan Parker

Writer: Chris Gerolmo

Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand

Charley Varrick
Charley Varrick (1973)

Things don't go according to plan when a small-time robber, Charley, and his wife accidentally rob a bank that belongs to a mafia gang.

7.5/10

Director: Don Siegel

Writer: Dean Riesner, Howard Rodman

Stars: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr

The Magnificent Ambersons
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

After spoiled brat George's father dies, Eugene who used to love George's mother, Isabel, approaches her again. This time, she is receptive, but George stands in their way.

7.5/10

Director: Orson Welles

Writer: Orson Welles

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter