Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump (1994)

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

9/10

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: Eric Roth

Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

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

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver (1976)

Suffering from insomnia, disturbed loner Travis Bickle takes a job as a New York City cabbie, haunting the streets nightly, growing increasingly detached from reality as he dreams of cleaning up the...

9/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Paul Schrader

Stars: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel

No Country for Old Men
No Country for Old Men (2007)

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

8.5/10

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski (1998)

Two goons mistake "the Dude" Lebowski for a millionaire Lebowski and urinate on his rug. Trying to recompense his rug from the wealthy Lebowski, he gets entwined in an intricate kidnapping...

8/10

Director: Joel Coen

Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

First Blood
First Blood (1982)

Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills.

8/10

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Writer: Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy

Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

8/10

Director: Sidney Lumet

Writer: Frank Pierson

Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning

Coming Home
Coming Home (1978)

A woman whose husband is fighting in Viet Nam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

7.5/10

Director: Hal Ashby

Writer: Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones

Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

7/10

Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic

Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (1987)

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

7/10

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: Shane Black

Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Heartbreak Ridge
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

7/10

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writer: James Carabatsos

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill

Rules of Engagement
Rules of Engagement (2000)

Hayes Hodges, an attorney, takes up the offer of defending his friend Colonel Terry Childers, accused of ordering his squad to open fire on a group of demonstrators.

6.5/10

Director: William Friedkin

Writer: Stephen Gaghan

Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce

Year of the Dragon
Year of the Dragon (1985)

A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders.

6/10

Director: Michael Cimino

Writer: Oliver Stone, Michael Cimino

Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane