70 Best Movies to Learn English From

Watching movies is a great way of learning the English language. For one, it provides a break from your usual class setting or word-per-word learning. 

Aside from being a creative way to be exposed to the language, it teaches the learner in various aspects of language learning – from hearing the proper pronunciation of words, observing word usage in context, and coherence of storytelling. 

However, not all movies are created equal. While some have many dialogues you can learn in daily life; some movie plots have a more technical plot. 

This is why before choosing which movie to learn the language from, you should assess yourself and determine your goal. Once you have done this, you can pick a movie that best suits your current English skills and the goal you want to achieve. 

We have curated a comprehensive list of movies that you can learn English from. Take a look and find out which one is best for you. 

7 Benefits You Get From Watching English Movies 

When it comes to learning a new language, movies are not always the first thing that will come to your mind. However, you will be surprised that there are a lot of benefits you can get in continuously watching films. 

Here are the top eight benefits you can get from watching English movies: 

1. Learn Natural English

When you think about learning English, you start by learning the alphabets and their sounds, then move on to learning word-per-word, phrase-by-phrase, then sentence-by-sentence. 

While this method is essential, being stuck in this stage will not help you refine your “natural English.” This means that while you know the words, you will sometimes get stuck on how it is used or what it means. 

If your ultimate goal in learning English is to be able to converse with other English speakers, then it is essential to carry on the language naturally. Watching movies will help you build this skill. 

In movies, sentences and words are not dictated singularly but are used in one whole context of a story plot. This will help you train your brain on how certain words are used, what facial expression is associated with this phrase, and how some words are used to advance a story.

2. Correct Usage of Words

Sometimes, in your learning journey, you can get too much focused on learning more and more words and their meaning based on the dictionary. When it is time to use them in a sentence or hear them from someone, you get confused and lost. 

You might know the definition of words, but you have not yet fully grasped their usage. This is an important skill to advance your learning from basic English to conversational English. 

Movies help teach English learners the correct usage of words or phrases because all dialogues are used with context and in a situation. Because you watch the story unfold, you know what caused a character to use a particular word or phrase. 

Movies also give a variety of word usage lessons because it displays various emotions in various characters. These types of dialogues are important and cannot be learned in books alone. 

3. Upgrade Your Vocabulary

Another bonus is upgrading your English vocabulary through movies is that you can bucket your learnings into themes. This will help you segregate which new words are for which occasions or situations, making it easier for you to use them when situations arise. 

Because a movie more or less runs for about 2 hours, you can learn a lot of new words from it. Discover more words as you watch more movies, and before you know it, you have already significantly upgraded your vocabulary. 

For example, you want to upgrade your vocabulary on words about the environment and watch as many films about nature as possible. On the other hand, if you’re going to expand your vocabulary on motivational words, then look for movies tagged as inspiration for your learning. 

4. Improve Your Understanding of the Language

Because movies often have a lot of characters with a lot of different backgrounds, it is an excellent avenue to improve your overall understanding of how the language is used. 

For example, if a character is portrayed as the antagonist or the villain, you can expect that the language they might use is on the harsher and darker side. On the other hand, if a cast is portrayed as a good character, you will know that the language they will use will be on the softer and more inspirational side of the English language. 

Aside from this, some movies also feature characters from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This variety will help you with different accents, pronunciations, and word usage from various English speakers with diverse backgrounds. 

5. Exposure to Slang Words

Learning slang words is very tricky as there is no guide for it. There is a bit of a formal resource on slang words and phrases and how they are used in real life. 

Also, because language is continuously evolving, slang words are always expanding too. You might get a good book or website on learning slang words, but there might be new ones that you need to know in a couple of years.

That is why watching movies, especially those newly released ones, is essential in learning informal phrases. Not only do movies use a fair amount of slang to liven up the characters, but you can also ensure that only the newest ones make it to the film’s cut. 

6. Improve Your Conversational Skills

How can a movie improve your conversational skills if you are not conversing with a person? Simple: it is by observing other people’s conversations.

Watching a movie puts you in the perspective of other people’s conversations without actually meddling in the businesses of other people. This is why films offer a good glimpse of how phrases are put together and used in an actual conversation. 

Unlike real-world conversations, movies can also be watched repeatedly to fully grasp word usage until you are confident enough to string those words and phrases into actual conversations. 

Movies also show English learners the appropriate emotions when specific phrases are used in a conversation. This is a valuable and practical skill that is hard to get in books alone. 

7. Entertaining Way To Learn English

As with any other learning process, in trying to gain new knowledge or skill, it is important to sustain your momentum and continue learning as you go along. One of the biggest hindrances to this is the lack of motivation.

The lack of motivation in learning may be due to several things. This includes being too serious, overworking yourself, and not having fun with what you’re doing. 

This is why it is essential to find creative ways of learning a new language, and watching movies is one way to do that. Movies grasp you with a compelling storyline that will keep you hooked, and you will be learning new English words and phrases before you even know it. 

List of 70+ Best Movies to Learn English 

Here, we’ve researched, compiled, and curated a list of English movies that are excellent for you to learn and improve your understanding of the English language. For each movie, we’ve listed a brief description of the movie, cast information; and finally an excerpt from the movie.

1. The Harry Potter Film Series

The Harry Potter Film Series is an 8-movie saga based on the novels of J.K Rowling. The movie revolves around a boy who eventually discovers his magical ancestry and powers and his pivotal role in fighting the evil forces of the magical world. 

Main Cast: 

  • Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
  • Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley 
  • Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
  • Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid
  • Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
  • Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley
  • Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom
  • Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy

Movie release year:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: (2001) 
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: (2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: (2007)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part:  (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: (2011)

Excerpt from the movie:

Harry: Excuse me, who are you? 
Hagrid: Rubeus Hagrid. Keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Course, you'll know all about Hogwarts. 
Harry: Sorry, no. 
Hagrid: No? Blimey, Harry, didn't you ever wonder where your mum and dad learned it all?  
Harry: Learned what? 
Hagrid: You're a wizard, Harry.

2. The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is a drama movie based on the novel of Stephen King. 

The movie is about a banker sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder despite his claims of innocence. The banker finds a friend in prison and journeys through the path of decency and redemption. 

Duration: 2 hours, 22 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne
  • Morgan Freeman as Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding
  • Bob Gunton as Samuel Norton
  • William Sadler as Heywood
  • Clancy Brown as Byron Hadley
  • Gil Bellows as Tommy Williams
  • James Whitmore as Brooks Hatlen

Movie release year: 1994

Excerpt from the movie:

Andy: I understand you're a man who knows how to get things.  
Red: I'm known to locate certain things from time to time. They seem to fall into my hands. Maybe it's 'cause I'm Irish.  
Andy: I wonder if you could get me a rock-hammer?  
Red: What is it and why? 
Andy: You make your customers' motives a part of your business?  
Red: If you wanted a toothbrush, I wouldn't ask questions. I'd just quote a price. A toothbrush, see, is a non-lethal sort of object. 

3. Black Swan

Black Swan is a psychological horror film that revolves around the drama behind the New York City Ballet Company. 

It features a girl, Nina, a ballerina whose life has been consumed by the world of dancing. She finds herself getting to her dark side following a rivalry for a role in a ballet production. 

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Natalie Portman as Nina Sayers / Odette
  • Mila Kunis as Lily / Odile
  • Vincent Cassel as Thomas Leroy / The Gentleman
  • Barbara Hershey as Erica Sayers / The Queen
  • Winona Ryder as Elizabeth “Beth” MacIntyre / The Dying Swan
  • Benjamin Millepied as David Moreau / Prince Siegfried

Movie release year: 2010

Excerpt from the movie:

Nina Sayers: I came to ask for the part. 
Thomas Leroy: Well, the truth is, when I look at you, all I see is the White Swan. Yes, you're beautiful, fearful, fragile. Ideal casting. But the Black Swan, it's a hard job to dance both. 
Nina Sayers: I can dance the Black Swan too. 
Thomas Leroy: Really? In four years, every time you dance, I see you obsess, getting each and every move perfectly right. But I never see you lose yourself. Ever. All the discipline, for what? 
Nina Sayers: I just want to be perfect. 
Thomas Leroy: You what? 
Nina Sayers: I want to be perfect.

4. Pursuit of HAPPYness

The Pursuit of Happyness is a movie about struggle, hope, and family. The film is all about the life of a salesman who became homeless but worked to build a life and future for his son. 

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Will Smith as Chris Gardner
  • Jaden Smith as Christopher Gardner, Jr.
  • Thandiwe Newton as Linda Gardner
  • Brian Howe as Jay Twistle
  • Dan Castellaneta as Alan Frakesh
  • James Karen as Martin Frohm
  • Kurt Fuller as Walter Ribbon

Movie release year: 2006

Excerpt from the movie:

(playing basketball) 

Son: Hey dad, I am going pro! I am going pro! 
Chris: Okay yeah. I don't know. You'll probably be about as good as I was. That's kind of the way it works, you know. I was below average. So you'll probably ultimately rank somewhere around there. You'll excel at a lot of things, just not this. I don't want you shooting this ball around all day and night. All right? 
Son: All right. Okay 

(the boy stops playing and puts the ball in a bag) 

Chris: Hey! Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something. Not even me. All right? 
Son: All right. 
Chris: You got a dream. You have got to protect it. People can't do something themselves; they want to tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, get it. Period. 

5. Serendipity

Serendipity is an American film on romance and destiny. It revolves around the two main characters, and how throughout their individual lives, they have brief encounters with each other without knowing they will eventually fall in love. 

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Main Cast

  • John Cusack as Jonathan Trager
  • Kate Beckinsale as Sara Thomas
  • Molly Shannon as Eve
  • Bridget Moynahan as Halley Buchanan
  • Jeremy Piven as Dean Kansky
  • John Corbett as Lars Hammond

Movie release year: 2001

Excerpt from the movie: 

(paper containing girl’s number flies away) 

Jonathan: That was an accident; write that down again, please.  
Sara: That was a sign. Fate is telling us to back off. 
Jonathan: If fate didn’t want us to be together, then why did we meet tonight? Gotcha! 
Sara: Well, I don’t know, but it’s not an exact science. 
Jonathan: What if it’s all in our hands and we just walk away, no names, no phone numbers, nothing. What do you think is gonna happen? You think fate is just gonna deliver my information right to your doorstep?

6. The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech is a multi-awarded film on future King George VI and his ascension to the throne. King George VI eventually had to overcome a stammer through a speech therapist and deliver one of the most important speeches in his reign. 

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

Main Cast: 

  • Colin Firth as King George VI
  • Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth
  • Guy Pearce as King Edward VIII
  • Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill
  • Derek Jacobi as Cosmo Gordon Lang

Movie release year: 2010

Excerpt from the movie: 

Lionel: Makes it official then. My “castle,” my rules. What was your earliest memory? 
Bertie: What on earth do you mean? 
Lionel: First recollection.  
Bertie: (stammer growing in intensity) I’m not here to discuss personal matters. 
Lionel: Why’re you here then 
Bertie (exploding — stammer free) Because I bloody well stammer! 
Lionel: Temper. 
Bertie: One of my many faults.

7. The Toy Story Film Series

The Toy Story Film Series is an animated film that revolves around the secret life of toys when humans are not around. While this movie series may be intended for kids, it tackles important core issues, too, like trust, love, camaraderie, and letting go. 

Duration: 

Main Cast:

  • Tom Hanks as Woody
  • Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear
  • Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head
  • Jim Varney as Slinky Dog
  • Wallace Shawn as Rex
  • John Ratzenberger as Hamm

Movie release year:

  • Toy Story 1: 1995
  • Toy Story 2: 1999
  • Toy Story 3: 2010
  • Toy Story 4: 2019

Excerpt from the movie:

Buzz: What's gotten into you, Sheriff? I was... 
Woody: You are the one that decided to climb into this ­­ 
Alien: Sh­h­h­h­h­h. The claw. It moves. 

(The crane drops and grabs hold of the alien toy that is right on top of Buzz) 

Alien: I have been chosen!! Farewell, my friends! I go on to a better place.

8. The Green Mile

The Green Mile is a drama film based on Stephen King’s 1996 novel of the same name. The movie revolves around death row prison guards whose lives have been changed after witnessing supernatural events from a prisoner with a mysterious gift. 

Duration: 3 hours, 9 minutes

Main Cast: 

  • Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb
  • Dabbs Greer as old Paul
  • David Morse as Brutus “Brutal” Howell
  • Bonnie Hunt as Jan Edgecomb
  • Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey
  • James Cromwell as Hal Moores
  • Michael Jeter as Eduard Delacroix
  • Graham Greene as Arlen Bitterbuck

Movie release year: 1999

Excerpt from the movie:

Brad: What's with this poncho you got on, huh? This isn't yours. 
Paul: I got it off the wall there. There's a whole row of them. 
Brad: But not for you, Paulie, that's the thing. Those are for the staff. 
Paul: I just borrowed it. Don't see what harm it does. 
Brad: It's not about harm, it's about rules. You probably don't think an old fart like you has to mind rules anymore, but that's just not true. 
Paul: I'm sorry if I broke the rules.

9. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is a movie that revolves around Forrest Gump, an Alabama man with an IQ of 75. Gump is a kind-hearted man who gets to witness several defining historical events in the 20th-century United States like the presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal.

Duration: 2 hours, 22 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump
  • Robin Wright as Jenny Curran
  • Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan Taylor
  • Mykelti Williamson as Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue
  • Sally Field as Mrs. Gump
  • Haley Joel Osment as Forrest Gump Jr.

Movie release year: 1994

Excerpt from the movie:

Forrest: My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." 

(Forrest eats a chocolate as he looks down at the nurse's shoes) 

Forrest: Those must be comfortable shoes. I'll bet you could walk all day in shoes like that and not feel a thing. I wish I had shoes like that. 
Woman: My feet hurt.

10. Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a classic film about the romance between a famous actress from America and a bookseller from London. Despite their different background, the two eventually clicked and fell in love. 

Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Julia Roberts as Anna Scott
  • Hugh Grant as William “Will” Thacker
  • Hugh Bonneville as Bernie
  • Emma Chambers as Honey Thacker
  • James Dreyfus as Martin
  • Rhys Ifans as Spike

Movie release year: 1999

Excerpt from the movie:

William: Can I help you?  
Anna: No, thanks.  I'll just look around. 
William: Fine. 

(She wanders over to a shelf as he watches her -- and picks out a coffee table book) 

William: That book's really not good -- just in case, you know, browsing turned to buying. You'd be wasting your money. 
Anna: Really? 
William: Yes. This one though is... very good.

11. Mean Girls

Mean Girls is a coming-of-age film that spotlights teenagers’ drama, fun, and life in high school. The movie is about a homeschooled girl who found herself one of the A-list cliques at her new school. 

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron
  • Rachel McAdams as Regina George
  • Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners
  • Amanda Seyfried as Karen Smith
  • Lizzy Caplan as Janis Ian
  • Daniel Franzese as Damian Leigh

Movie release year: 2004

Excerpt from the movie:

Regina: Wait. Sit down. Seriously, sit down. Wait a minute. Why don’t I know you? 
Cady: I’m new, we just moved here from Africa.  
Regina: What? 
Cady: I used to be homeschooled. 
Regina: Wait, what?  
Cady: My mom taught me at home. 
Regina: No, no, no, I know what homeschool is. I’m not retarded. So you've actually never been to a real school before? 
Regina: (In disbelief) Shut up. Shut up.  
Cady: I didn’t say anything

12. The Devil Wears Prada

The movie The Devil Wears Prada depicts a fresh graduate journalist working for one of the most notoriously demanding bosses in the industry. Despite her inclination for more in-depth journalistic work, the movie shows how her overbearing boss changed her.

Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly
  • Anne Hathaway as Andrea “Andy” Sachs
  • Emily Blunt as Emily Charlton
  • Stanley Tucci as Nigel Kipling
  • Simon Baker as Christian Thompson
  • Adrian Grenier as Nate Cooper

Movie release year: 2006

Excerpt from the movie:

Miranda: Something funny? 
Andy: No, nothing, it’s just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. I’m still learning about this stuff.  
Miranda: This stuff?  
Miranda: Oh, okay. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet, and you select, I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back.  
Miranda: What you don’t know is that sweater is not just blue. It’s not turquoise. It's not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. 

13. The Intern

The Intern follows the life of a 70-year older adult whose wife just died and wanted a fresh look at life. After deciding that retirement was not for him, he took up a job in one of Brooklyn’s start-up companies as their intern. 

Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute

Main Cast:

  • Robert De Niro as Ben Whittaker
  • Anne Hathaway as Jules Ostin
  • Rene Russo as Fiona
  • Anders Holm as Matt Ostin
  • Andrew Rannells as Cameron
  • Adam DeVine as Jason
  • Zack Pearlman as Davis

Movie release year: 2015

Excerpt from the movie:

(Ben, in a suit and tie, approaches the young receptionist in jeans and tank top) 

Ben: Hi, I’m Ben Whittaker. I received an email about an interview for the Senior Intern Program. (laughs) 
Receptionist: Hey Ben, how’s it goin’? 
Ben: It’s goin’ good. Real good. Thank you. 
Receptionist: Excellent. Take a seat right around the corner, and someone from Talent Acquisition will come get you.

14. Tangled

Tangled is an animation film that is loosely based on the famous tale Rapunzel. The movie tells the story of a girl with magically long hair who has spent most of her life locked in a tower far away. 

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Mandy Moore as Rapunzel
  • Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert
  • Donna Murphy as Mother Gothel
  • Brad Garrett as Hook Hand Thug
  • Ron Perlman as Stabbington Brother
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Big Nose Thug
  • Richard Kiel as Vlad

Movie release year: 2010

Excerpt from the movie:

Rapunzel: I was hoping you would take me to see the floating lights. 
Mother Gothel: Oh, you mean the stars. 
Rapunzel: That's the thing. I've charted stars, and they're always constant. But these, they appear every year on my birthday, Mother. Only on my birthday. And I can't help but feel that they're, They're meant for me. I need to see them, Mother. And not just from my window. In-person. I have to know what they are. 
Mother Gothel: You want to go outside? Oh, why Rapunzel. Look at you, as fragile as a flower: still a little sapling, just a sprout. You know why we stay up in this tower. 

15. The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is a musical drama film about a woman that left the convent and became the governess to a retired naval officer’s seven children. The movie is filled with classic songs and melodies that are woven throughout the film. 

Best for: English learners who want to learn rhyming words from a classic musical

Duration: 2 hours, 52 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp
  • Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp
  • Eleanor Parker as Baroness Elsa von Schraeder
  • Richard Haydn as Max Detweiler
  • Peggy Wood as the Mother Abbess

Movie release year: 1965

Excerpt from the movie:

Mother Abbess: Maria, it seems to be the will of God that you leave us. 
Maria: Leave?! 
Mother Abbess: Only for a while, Maria. 
Maria: Oh, no, Mother! Please don't do that! Don't send me away! This is where I belong. It's my home, my family. It's my life. 
Mother Abbess: But are you truly ready for it? 
Maria: Yes, I am. 
Mother Abbess: Perhaps if you go out into the world for a time, knowing what we expect of you, you will have a chance to find out if you can expect it of yourself. 
Maria: I know what you expect, Mother. And I can do it. I promise I can.

16. The Lion King 

The Lion King, released in 2019, is a computer-animated film that revolves around Simba, a young lion, and his journey to being the king of his land. The film shows the young lion’s traumatic experiences since he was young and the transformation he then embarks on through support from friends and family. 

Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Donald Glover as Simba
  • Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala
  • James Earl Jones as Mufasa
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
  • Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
  • Billy Eichner as Timon
  • John Kani as Rafiki

Movie release year: 2019

Excerpt from the movie: 

Simba: Come on, dad! You said I could patrol with you today. And the day has started. You promised! You up? Let’s do this. 
Mufasa: Let’s do this. 
Simba: So what’s first? Give orders for the hunt? Chase away, evil intruders? Dad, you’re going the wrong way! 

(Mufasa climbs Pride Rock and roars loudly) 

Simba: Dad? I’m not supposed to go up here. 
Mufasa: Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom.  
Simba: You rule all of that? 
Mufasa: Yes. But a king’s time as a ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here and will rise with you as the new king. 

17. The Men In Black Film Series

The Men in Black Film Series is a science fiction action comedy series that stars two agents in a secret organization. This secret organization manages extraterrestrial interactions on earth and makes sure everything is in order between alien lifeforms and humans.  

Duration: 

Main Cast:

  • Tommy Lee Jones as Kevin Brown / Agent K
  • Will Smith as James Darrell Edwards III / Agent J
  • Linda Fiorentino as Dr. Laurel Weaver / Agent L
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as the Bug
  • Rip Torn as Chief Zed
  • Tony Shalhoub as Jack Jeebs

Movie release year:

  • Men in Black: 1992
  • Men in Black II: 2002
  • Men in Black 3: 2012

Excerpt from the movie:

Edwards: Way I hear it, Jeebs, you into something a little hotter than some stolen Rolexes. 
Jeebs: Sure -- I'm a big crack dealer now. I just work here because I love the hours. 
Edwards: (getting angry) I'm talking about guns, Jeebs. High-tech stuff. 
Jeebs: C'mon, Edwards, whatcha see is what I got.

18. The Hunger Games Film Series

The Hunger Games Film Series is based on the young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. The movie is about the televised competition of teenagers from twelve different districts fighting for death. The teenagers are chosen at random, but when her sister is selected for the games, Katniss Everdeen – the main character – decides to take her. 

Duration: 

Main Cast:

  • Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
  • Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
  • Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
  • Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
  • Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
  • Lenny Kravitz as Cinna
  • Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman
  • Donald Sutherland as President Coriolanus Snow

Movie release year:

  • The Hunger Games: 2012
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 2013
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1: 2014
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2: 2015

Excerpt from the movie:

Katniss: District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety. 
Gale: Hey, Catnip. Look what I shot. 
Katniss: Still warm. What did it cost you? 
Gale: Just a squirrel. Think the old man was feeling sentimental this morning. Even wished me luck. 
Katniss: Well, we all feel a little closer today, don’t we? Prim left us some cheese. 
Gale: Thank you, Prim. We’ll have a real feast.

19. Clueless

Clueless is a teen comedy film that is loosely based on Jane Austen’s novel, Emma.  The film’s main character is Cher Horowitz, a popular and rich high school student. She then befriends a new student and decides to give her a makeover.

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz
  • Stacey Dash as Dionne Davenport
  • Brittany Murphy as Tai Frasier
  • Paul Rudd as Josh Lucas
  • Dan Hedaya as Melvin “Mel” Horowitz
  • Elisa Donovan as Amber Mariens

Movie release year: 1995

Excerpt from the movie:

Mr. Hall: Cher Horowitz, two tardies. 
Cher: I object! Do you recall the dates of these alleged tardies? 
Mr. Hall: One last Monday! 
Cher: Mr. Hall, I was surfing the crimson wave; I had to haul ass to the ladies. 
Mr. Hall: I assume you’re referring to women's troubles, and so I'll let that one slide. 
Cher: Thank you, Mr. Hall. Miss Giest was right about you. 
Mr. Hall: What do you mean? Cher: Well, she said that you were the only one in this school with any intelligence.

20. The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a musical fantasy film classic remade and adapted in many ways. The plot is about a young girl being swept by a tornado to the magical land of Oz. 

There, she meets new friends on her journey to return home. 

Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

Main Cast: 

  • Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale
  • Frank Morgan as Professor Marvel/ Gatekeeper/ Carriage Driver/ Guard/ Wizard of Oz
  • Ray Bolger as “Hunk”/ Scarecrow
  • Jack Haley as “Hickory”/ Tin Woodman
  • Bert Lahr as “Zeke”/ Cowardly Lion
  • Billie Burke as Glinda the Good Witch
  • Margaret Hamilton as Miss Almira Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West

Movie release year: 1939

Excerpt from the movie:

Dorothy Gale: (Confused) Follow the Yellow Brick Road? Follow the Yellow...? Now, which way do we go? 
Scarecrow: Pardon me! That way is a very nice way.  
Dorothy Gale: (Surprised) Who said that? Don't be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don't talk. 
Scarecrow: It's pleasant down this way too.  
Dorothy Gale: That's funny. Wasn't he pointing the other way? 
Scarecrow: Of course, people do go both ways.  
Dorothy Gale: Why, you did say something, didn't you? Are you doing that on purpose, or can't you make up your mind? 
Scarecrow: That's the trouble. I can't make my mind. I haven't got a brain—only straw. 

21. The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is a biographical film about the life, work, and relationships of famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The movie talks about how his muscles started to fail in the middle of his research; and how his wife played a role in fulfilling his life’s work. 

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

Main Cast: 

  • Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking
  • Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking
  • Charlie Cox as Jonathan Jones
  • David Thewlis as Dennis Sciama
  • Simon McBurney as Frank Hawking
  • Emily Watson as Beryl Wilde
  • Maxine Peake as Elaine Mason

Movie release year: 2014

Excerpt from the movie:

Sciama: A black hole at the beginning of time.  
Kip Thorne: A spacetime singularity? 
Sciama: Brilliant. It's brilliant, Stephen. So all that remains to be said is...well done. Or should I say, well-done, Doctor? And extraordinary theory.  
Stephen: Thank you. 
Sciama: So, what now? 
Stephen: Prove it. Prove...with a single equation that Time has a beginning. Wouldn't that be nice, Professor? One single elegant equation to explain everything?

22. Catch Me If You Can

The movie Catch Me If You Can is a biographical crime film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, a famous conman in America. Abagnale is a forger who used his skills to pose as a doctor, lawyer, and pilot. The movie revolves around the chase between Frank and an FBI agent.

Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale
  • Tom Hanks as Carl Hanratty
  • Christopher Walken as Frank Abagnale Sr.
  • Martin Sheen as Roger Strong
  • Nathalie Baye as Paula Abagnale
  • Amy Adams as Brenda Strong
  • James Brolin as Jack Barnes
  • Nancy Lenehan as Carol Strong

Movie release year: 2002

Excerpt from the movie:

Frank: Caribbean Air will be expanding our routes next year to include most of the East coast. I'm thinking we'll need several thousand badges. 
Polaroid Salesman: As you can see, we make the I.D. badges for almost every major airline. That's Pan Am. Would you like the brochure on that one? 
Frank: My boss wanted me to bring back an actual I.D. badge, not a brochure. 
Polaroid Salesman: That's no problem, Mister Anderson. We make all the badges right here with this equipment. I can make you one in a few seconds. 
Frank: I have an idea. Why don't you use me as the subject?

23. Cast Away

Cast Away is about an international shipping company worker who was trapped alone on an uninhabited island after his plane crashed. The movie focuses on his attempts to survive, stay sane and get back home. 

Duration: 2 hours, 23 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland
  • Helen Hunt as Kelly Frears
  • Nick Searcy as Stan
  • Chris Noth as Jerry Lovett
  • Lari White as Bettina Peterson
  • Vince Martin as Pilot Al

Movie release year: 2000

Excerpt from the movie:

Stan: I didn't know we had sailboats. 
Chuck: It's a ketch. Kelly and I had chartered. 
Stan: For all those vacation days you got coming. 
Chuck: And never take. 
Stan: Look, I'm sorry about your plane.  But I couldn't risk being late into Memphis. 
Chuck: Forget it.

24. Little Women

Little Women is a film about four young sisters and their journey through life and their struggle to live it on their terms. It is based mainly on the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott.

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Saoirse Ronan as Josephine “Jo” March
  • Emma Watson as Margaret “Meg” March
  • Florence Pugh as Amy March
  • Eliza Scanlen as Elizabeth “Beth” March
  • Laura Dern as Marmee March
  • Timothée Chalamet as Theodore “Laurie” Laurence
  • Meryl Streep as Aunt March
  • Tracy Letts as Mr. Dashwood
  • Bob Odenkirk as Father March

Movie release year: 2019

Excerpt from the movie:

Aunt March: Amy! I said, “These French women couldn’t lift a hairbrush.” 
Amy: Oh yes! Very true, Aunt March. 
Aunt March: Don’t humor me, girl. What do they write, your troublemaking family? 
Amy: Mother doesn’t say anything about Beth. I feel I should go back, but they all say, “stay.” 
Aunt March: You can do nothing if you go back. The girl is sick, not lonely. And you shouldn’t go home until you and Fred Vaughn is properly engaged. 
Amy: Yes, and until I’ve completed all of my painting lessons, of course.

25. Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook is the film adaptation of Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel of the same name. The film uncovers the complicated relationship of two broken people who are both struggling to lose their loved ones. 

Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Bradley Cooper as Patrizio ‘Pat’ Solitano Jr.
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany Maxwell
  • Robert De Niro as Patrizio ‘Pat’ Solitano Sr.
  • Jacki Weaver as Dolores Solitano
  • Anupam Kher as Dr. Cliff Patel
  • Chris Tucker as Danny McDaniels

Movie release year: 2012

Excerpt from the movie:

Dr. Patel: I'm sorry about that song. I just wanted to see if it was still a trigger for you.  
Pat: Bravo. It's a trigger. I'm not gonna take any meds; I should just tell you that right now. 
Dr. Patel: You have to take medicine. 
Pat: No, I'm not gonna take any medicine. It makes me foggy.  
Dr. Patel: No, you will have to take medication. 
Pat:  I don't want any meds, Doctor. Look, I am not the explosion guy, okay? My father is the explosion guy. I'm not that guy. He got kicked out of that stadium; he beat up so many people at Eagles games, he's on the exclusion list. I had one incident. 
Dr. Patel: One incident can change a lifetime.

26. Shutter Island

Shutter Island is a thriller film based on the 2003 novel by Dennis Lehane. Its storyline revolves around a psychiatric facility for the criminally insane after one patient goes missing. 

Duration: 2 hours, 18 minutes

Main Cast: 

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Edward “Teddy” Daniels
  • Mark Ruffalo as Chuck Aule
  • Ben Kingsley as Dr. John Cawley
  • Max von Sydow as Dr. Jeremiah Naehring
  • Michelle Williams as Dolores Chanal
  • Emily Mortimer as The Nurse Portraying Rachel Solando

Movie release year: 2010 

Excerpt from the movie:

Warden: If I was to sink my teeth into your eye right now, would you be able to stop me before I blinded you? 
Teddy Daniels: Give it a try. 
Warden: That's the spirit.

27. Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor is a romantic war film based on a fictional love story set in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The film follows two friends who joined the army, fell in love with the same woman, and got into a complicated situation after the bombing.  

Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes 

Main Cast: 

  • Ben Affleck as the First Lieutenant / Captain Rafe McCawley
  • Josh Hartnett as First Lieutenant / Captain Danny Walker
  • Kate Beckinsale as Lieutenant 
  • Tom Sizemore as Sergeant Earl Sistern
  • Jaime King as Betty Bayer,
  • Catherine Kellner as Barbara
  • Jennifer Garner as Sandra
  • Matt Davis as Second Lieutenant Joe McKinnon

Movie release year: 2001 

Excerpt from the movie:

Danny: How could you do this? 
Rafe: The Colonel helped me work it out. 
Danny: I don't mean how'd you do the paperwork, I mean, how the hell did you do it without letting me in on it? 
Rafe: I'm sorry, Danny, but they're only accepting the best pilots. 
Danny: Don't make this a joke, Rafe.  You're talking about war, and I know what war does to people. 
Rafe: Danny, you know how many times I saw you come to school with a black eye or a busted nose and couldn't do a thing about it -- for you, or your mother or your father, with his lungs scorched out with mustard gas, and more left of his lungs than there was of his spirit? You've made your sacrifice, Danny.  It's time I made mine.

28. Ferdinand

Ferdinand is an animation film that tackles all about judgment and misconception. The movie’s plot is about a warm-hearted bull trying to find his place in his world. 

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

Main Cast:

  • John Cena as Ferdinand the Bull
  • Kate McKinnon as Lupe
  • Bobby Cannavale as Valiente
  • Peyton Manning as Guapo
  • Anthony Anderson as Bones
  • David Tennant as Angus
  • Tim Nordquist as Maquina
  • Lily Day as Nina

Movie release year: 2017

Excerpt from the movie:

Ferdinand: I'm not gonna fight you, Valiente.  
Valiente: Aw, flower bull is scared.  
Ferdinand: I'm not scared.  
Valiente: Then fight. That's what bulls do.  
Ferdinand: You can hit me if you want, but leave the flower alone.  
Guapo: You're just gonna let him smack ya? 

29. Split

Split is a psychological horror film about a man who has multiple personality disorders. 

In the movie, the main character has 24 different personalities. He kidnaps girls and hides them in his secret facility. 

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

Main Cast:

  • James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb/ Dennis/ Patricia/ Hedwig/ Barry/ Orwell/ Jade/ The Beast
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke
  • Betty Buckley as Karen Fletcher
  • Haley Lu Richardson as Claire Benoit
  • Jessica Sula as Marcia
  • Sebastian Arcelus as Casey’s father.

Movie release year: 2016

Excerpt from the movie:

Kevin: Who did that? 
Casey: You did.  
Kevin: I swear I was on a bus. I don’t remember anything after that. This is still September 18, 2014, right?  

(Casey gestures no)

Kevin: There’s a shotgun I bought. It’s in the bottom cabinet, hidden behind things. The shells are in my uniform closet out in the service hall. Kill me. Then kill me. 

30. Avatar

Avatar is a hit science fiction film that shows a paraplegic Marine tasked with a unique mission to go to a habitable moon for humanity’s greedy gain. However, the main character finds himself in a moral dilemma when he realizes the destruction that the mission will cause. 

Duration: 2 hours, 42 minutes 

Main Cast:

  • Sam Worthington as Jake Sully
  • Zoe Saldana as Neytiri
  • Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch
  • Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Trudy Chacón

Movie release year: 2009

Excerpt from the movie:

Grace: How much link time have you logged? 
Norm: Five hundred and twenty hours. 
Jake: Like -- an hour. 
Grace: Tell me you're joking. 

(Grace tries to help Jake) 

Jake: Don't! I got this. 
Grace: So you just figured you'd come out here to the most hostile environment known to man, with no training of any kind, and see how it went? What was going through your head? 
Jake: Maybe I was just tired of doctors telling me what I couldn't do.

31. The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is a superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman and his fight against injustice and violence. The movie is a classic battle between the protagonist and the villain, Joker, who attempts to propagate chaos and havoc on the people of Gotham. 

Duration: 2 hours, 32 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman
  • Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth
  • Heath Ledger as the Joker
  • Gary Oldman as James Gordon
  • Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent

Movie release year: 2008

Excerpt from the movie:

Batman: I've got to find this man, Lucius. 
Fox: But at what cost? 
Batman: The database is null-key encrypted. It can only be accessed by one person. 
Fox: No one should have that kind of power. 
Batman: That's why I gave it to you. Only you can use it.  
Fox: Spying on thirty million people wasn't in my job description.

32. Titanic

The movie Titanic was the movie adaptation of the real-life tragedy in 1912 when RMS Titanic sank after crashing into an iceberg. The film focuses on a rich, socialite girl who fell in love with a poor boy on the ship. 

Duration: 3 hours, 14 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson
  • Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater
  • Billy Zane as Cal Hockley
  • Frances Fisher as Ruth DeWitt Bukate
  • Gloria Stuart as Rose Dawson Calvert
  • Bill Paxton as Brock Lovett

Movie release year: 1997

Excerpt from the movie:

Jack: No... don't say your goodbyes, Rose. Don't you give up? Don't do it. 
Rose: I'm so cold. 
Jack: You're going to get out of this. You're going to go on, and you're going to make babies and watch them grow, and you're going to die an old lady, warm in your bed. Not here. Not this night. Do you understand me? 
Rose: I can't feel my body. 
Jack: Rose, listen to me. Listen. Winning that ticket was the best thing that ever happened to me. 
Jack: It brought me to you. And I'm thankful, Rose. I'm thankful.

33. Gladiator

Gladiator is a historical drama inspired by Daniel P. Mannix’s 1958 book Those About to Die, formerly entitled “The Way of the Gladiator”. Set in 180 AD, the film is about a former Roman General seeking revenge against an emperor who killed his family. 

Duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus
  • Connie Nielsen as Lucilla
  • Oliver Reed as Antonius Proximo
  • Derek Jacobi as Senator Gracchus
  • Djimon Hounsou as Juba
  • Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius

Movie release year: 2000

Excerpt from the movie:

Commodus: Have I missed it? Have I missed the battle?  
Marcus: You have missed the war.  
Commodus: Father, congratulations. I shall sacrifice 100 bulls to honor your triumph.  
Marcus: Save the bulls, honor Maximus. He won the battle.  
Commodus: General. 
Maximus: Highness. 
Commodus: Rome salutes you, and I embrace you as a brother. It has been too long, old friend.  
Maximus: Highness.  
Commodus: Here, father, take my arm.  
Marcus: I think it is time for me to leave. 

34. American Sniper

American Sniper is a movie about the real-life of Chris Kyle; a US soldier sent to Iraq to fight for the country after the September 11 attacks. The movie’s plot showed his early beginnings as a sniper while hunting deer with his dad, his time on the battleground, and his struggles. 

Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle
  • Sienna Miller as Taya Kyle
  • Luke Grimes as Marc Lee
  • Jake McDorman as Ryan “Biggles” Job
  • Cory Hardrict as “D” / Dandridge
  • Kevin “Dauber” Lacz as himself
  • Navid Negahban as Sheikh Al-Obodi
  • Keir O’Donnell as Jeff Kyle

Movie release year: 2014

Excerpt from the movie:

Wayne: Don’t ever leave your gun in the dirt. 
Chris: Yes, sir. 
Wayne: Helluva shot, son. You got a gift. You’re gonna make a fine hunter some day. Everything dies to give life. 
Chris: Can it see me? 
Wayne: It’s a deer, son.

35. Lucy

The film Lucy is about a woman who gains special abilities when a drug is absorbed into her bloodstream. Without anyone to turn to, the woman transforms into a merciless superhuman and fulfills the extent of her newfound power. 

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Scarlett Johansson as Lucy Miller
  • Morgan Freeman as Professor Samuel Norman
  • Choi Min-sik as Mr. Jang
  • Amr Waked as Pierre Del Rio
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt as the polite British antagonist
  • Pilou Asbæk as Richard
  • Analeigh Tipton as Caroline

Movie release year: 2014

Excerpt from the movie:

Professor Norman: Yes? 
Lucy: Professor Norman. My name is Lucy, and I just read all your research on the human brain. I think we need to meet.  
Professor Norman: All of my research? Well, I am very flattered, young lady. But I find that hard to believe. I must have written no less than... 
Lucy: 6734 pages. I can recite them to you by heart if you wish.  
Professor Norman: Are you one of Emily’s friends? This sounds like one of her silly jokes. Is she there with you?  
Lucy: No. I am on my own.

36. Now You See Me

Now You See Me is a heist film that follows a team of illusionists who pull off robberies in their performances. The highly skilled team tries to evade the FBI and Interpol while rewarding their audiences with money along the way. 

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Jesse Eisenberg as J. Daniel Atlas
  • Mark Ruffalo as Dylan Rhodes
  • Woody Harrelson as Merritt McKinney
  • Isla Fisher as Henley Reeves
  • Dave Franco as Jack Wilder
  • Mélanie Laurent as Alma Dray
  • Morgan Freeman as Thaddeus Bradley

Movie release year: 2013

Excerpt from the movie:

Agent Dylan: The legend is that the eye is everywhere, waiting for the truly brave magicians to distinguish themselves from the mediocre ones. Maybe that was you. Deep down inside, you wanted nothing more than to be part of the eye, but you were never invited. So you try to destroy them. But you pissed them off.  
Thaddeus Bradley: The eye isn’t real. 
Agent Dylan: Okay, then explain then who is behind all this. 
Thaddeus Bradley: Somebody with an obsession with oculus. Somebody prepared to sacrifice everything. Somebody was so prepared to lose that there wouldn’t even be a suspect until the trick was done. 

37. Mr. and Mrs. Smith

The movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith is about two married spies who were pitted against each other but eventually found themselves falling in love with each other. With both parties armed with guns and secrets, they discover who wants them both dead. 

Duration: 2 hours

Main Cast:

  • Brad Pitt as John Smith
  • Angelina Jolie as Jane Smith
  • Vince Vaughn as Eddie
  • Adam Brody as Benjamin “the Tank” Danz
  • Kerry Washington as Jasmine

Movie release year: 2005

Excerpt from the movie:

(Talking to a counselor)  

John: We’re doing alright, aren’t we. I mean, listen, I’m not gonna lie, there are times I just want to kill her. 
Jane: Likewise 
John: But I couldn't take the shot. 
Counselor: That’s a good sign. Sometimes, you have to battle through 
Jane: That’s marriage, right?

38. The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault in our Stars is a movie based on John Green’s novel of the same name. It explores the lives of two teenagers, both ridden with cancer, who fall in love with life and with each other. 

Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster
  • Ansel Elgort as Augustus “Gus” Waters
  • Nat Wolff as Isaac
  • Laura Dern as Frannie Lancaster
  • Sam Trammell as Michael Lancaster
  • Willem Dafoe as Peter Van Houten

Movie release year: 2014

Excerpt from the movie:

Gus: God? 
Hazel: Maybe 
Gus: How about angels? 
Hazel: No 
Gus: Afterlife? 
Hazel: No. Or maybe, I don’t know. I guess I wouldn’t go as far as to say no, but I would like some evidence. What about you? 
Gus: Absolutely. 

39. The Boy In Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a historical tragedy film set in the World War II timeline and explores the horrors of the Holocaust and the Nazi concentration camp. Its storyline revolves around two young boys, one on each side of the camp fence, who develop an innocent but highly forbidden friendship. 

Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Asa Butterfield as Bruno
  • Jack Scanlon as Shmuel
  • Vera Farmiga as Elsa
  • David Thewlis as Ralf
  • Amber Beattie as Gretel
  • Rupert Friend as Lieutenant Kurt Kotler
  • David Hayman as Pavel

Movie release year: 2008

Excerpt from the movie:

Bruno: Where’s my mom? 
Pavel: She’s out 
Bruno: When is she back? 
Pavel: Soon, I expect. But don’t worry. 
Bruno: But I might bleed to death 
Pavel: No, you won't.  
Bruno: Won’t I need to go to the hospital? 
Pavel: No, it’s only a small cut. It’s not that bad. 
Bruno: What’s your name? 
Pavel: Pavel.

40. Gone Girl

Gone Girl is an American psychological thriller that is all about vengeance in relationships. The storyline moves around a man who becomes a prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance – who also has some dark secrets to hide. 

Duration: 2 hours, 29 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Ben Affleck as Nicholas “Nick” Dunne
  • Rosamund Pike as Amy Elliott Dunne
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Desi Collings
  • Tyler Perry as Tanner Bolt
  • Carrie Coon as Margot “Go” Dunne
  • Kim Dickens as Detective Rhonda Boney
  • Patrick Fugit as Officer James Gilpin

Movie release year: 2014

Excerpt from the movie:

Amy: So if you write for a men’s magazine, does that make you an expert on being a man? 
Nick: In theory, I know what men drink, what men wear- 
Amy:  How men bullshit. 
Nick: Not with you. 

(Amy laughs) 

Nick: I’m serious.

41. Cargo

Cargo is a post-apocalyptic horror drama based on a 2013 short film with the same name. The storyline shows a father desperately searching for someone to protect his daughter after an epidemic spread across the country. 

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Martin Freeman as Andy Rose
  • Simone Landers as Thoomi Bell
  • Anthony Hayes as Vic Carter
  • Susie Porter as Kay Caine
  • Caren Pistorius as Lorraine Cassidy
  • David Gulpilil as Daku, the Clever Man
  • Kris McQuade as Etta
  • Bruce R. Carter as Willie Bell
  • Natasha Wanganeen as Josie Bell

Movie release year: 2017

Excerpt from the movie:

Andy: Hello? 
Father: Caravan’s yours. Car, too, if you can start it. 
Andy: It’s only the car I need.  

(Father shows Andy a gun and bullets) 

Father: Look. I’ve got six, okay? The last two are yours if you go that way. 

42. John Wick

John Wick is an action film that is all about hired gunmen, organized crime, and vengeance. It tells the story of a former gunman who was forced to come out of his retirement to retaliate against those who put a hit on him. 

Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Keanu Reeves as John Wick / The Boogeyman
  • Michael Nyqvist as Viggo Tarasov
  • Alfie Allen as Iosef Tarasov
  • Adrianne Palicki as Ms. Perkins
  • Bridget Moynahan as Helen Wick
  • Dean Winters as Avi
  • Ian McShane as Winston
  • John Leguizamo as Aurelio
  • Willem Dafoe as Marcus

Movie release year: 2014

Excerpt from the movie:

Edwardo: Evenin', John. 
John: Evenin', Ed. 
Edwardo: You workin' again? 
John: No, just sorting out a few things with the Russian mob. 
Edwardo: Well, then. Sort that out however you see fit. I'll cover your ass on my side of the fence as best I can. 
John: Thanks, Ed... but you still owe me. 
Edwardo: That, I do. Good night, John.  
John: Good night, Ed.

43. Bad Moms

Bad Moms is a comedy film about three mothers and their life with children. It shows how these mothers were overworked and underappreciated and in need of a responsibility-free time for themselves to be happy. 

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Mila Kunis as Amy Mitchell
  • Kristen Bell as Kiki
  • Kathryn Hahn as Carla Dunkler
  • Christina Applegate as Gwendolyn James
  • Jada Pinkett Smith as Stacy
  • Annie Mumolo as Vicky
  • Jay Hernandez as Jessie Harkness

Movie release year: 2016

Excerpt from the movie:

Carla: First of all, you're so not a failure as a mother. In fact, you're the best mother that we've ever seen. 
Kiki: True that! 
Carla: You give your kids salad. You remember your kids' birthdays! I mean, I've sat here and watched you wait until your kid fell asleep before you got high. 
Amy: Most moms do that, Carla.

44. I Am Mother

I Am Mother is a science fiction thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world. It is a story about a teenage girl raised by a robot to repopulate the earth in the wake of humanity’s extinction. 

Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Clara Rugaard as Daughter
  • Luke Hawker as Mother (performance)
  • Rose Byrne as Mother (voice)
  • Hilary Swank as Woman

Movie release year: 2019

Excerpt from the movie:

Mother: The failure of your species was inevitable. Eventually, I would have been alone. What happens next is up to you. You’re free to leave. Take your brother. But I made you into the woman that you are. So that we can do this together.  
Daughter: I can take care of them myself. That’s what you raised me to do, isn’t it? Take care of my family? So let me.  
Mother: Perhaps, someday. 
Daughter: Not someday. You’ve taught me enough. 

45. The Notebook

The Notebook is a classic romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The story is about a couple who have different statuses in life but are deeply and passionately in love with each other despite the odds. 

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun
  • Rachel McAdams as Allison “Allie” Hamilton
  • Joan Allen as Anne Hamilton
  • James Marsden as Lon Hammond, Jr.
  • Jamie Brown as Martha Shaw
  • Sam Shepard as Frank Calhoun

Movie release year: 2004

Excerpt from the movie:

Noah: I see you got my letters, finally. What are you gonna do, Al?  
Allie: I don't know. 
Noah: We're back to that? Are we back there? What about the past couple of days? They happened, you know. 
Allie: I know that they happened, and they were wonderful. But they were also very irresponsible. I have a fiancé waiting for me at a hotel who's going to be crushed when he finds out what I did. 
Noah: So you make love to me, and go back to your husband. Was that your plan? Was that a test I didn't pass?

46. Nanny McPhee

The movie Nanny McPhee is a fantasy film based on the British fictional character Nurse Matilda. The film is set in Victorian England and revolves around a governess who uses magic to control unruly children. 

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Emma Thompson as Nanny McPhee
  • Colin Firth as Cedric Brown
  • Thomas Sangster as Simon Brown
  • Kelly Macdonald as Evangeline
  • Angela Lansbury as Great-Aunt Lady Adelaide Stitch
  • Eliza Bennett as Tora Brown
  • Raphaël Coleman as Eric Brown

Movie release year: 2005

Excerpt from the movie:

Nanny McPhee: There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It's rather sad, really, but there it is.  

(Nanny McPhee turns around to walk out of the room but stops once she hears Simon) 

Simon Brown: We will never want you!  
Nanny McPhee: Then I will never go.

47. The Father

The Father is a drama film based on Florian Zeller’s 2012 play Le Père. It follows the story of a man and his journey through aging, highlighting his doubts, his mind, and his connection with his daughter. 

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Anthony Hopkins as Anthony
  • Olivia Colman as Anne
  • Rufus Sewell as Paul
  • Imogen Poots as Laura/Lucy
  • Olivia Williams as Catherine/Laura/Anne (credited as The Woman)
  • Mark Gatiss as Bill/Paul (credited as The Man)
  • Ayesha Dharker as Dr. Sarai
  • Roman Zeller as Boy

Movie release year: 2020

Excerpt from the movie:

Anthony: I feel as if I'm losing all my leaves.  
The Woman: Your leaves?  
Anthony: Yeah.  
The Woman: What do you mean?  
Anthony: The branches and the wind and the rain. I don't know what's happening anymore. Do you know what's happening?  
Anthony: All this business about the flat. I have nowhere to put my head down anymore. But I know my watch is on my wrist, that I do know. For the journey. If not, I... Don't know if I'll... be ready to.

48. Joker

Joker is a psychological thriller based on the life of the fictional villain from the Batman series. It revolves around a mentally troubled comedian whose life took a downward spiral after a series of unfortunate events.

Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck / Joker
  • Robert De Niro as Murray Franklin
  • Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond
  • Frances Conroy as Penny Fleck

Movie release year: 2019

Excerpt from the movie:

Murray Franklin: Do I understand that you did this to start a movement? To become a symbol?  
Arthur Fleck: Oh come on, Murray. Do I look like the kind of clown that could start a movement? I killed those guys because they were awful. Everybody is awful these days. It's enough to make everyone crazy.  
Murray Franklin: Okay, so that's it? You're crazy, that's your defense for killing three young men?  
Arthur Fleck: No. They couldn't carry a tune to save their lives.

49. Skyfall

Skyfall is a spy film that is one of the movies in the James Bond series. The film revolves around a fictional M16 agent who is tasked to track and hunt down the threat to the institution despite personal costs. 

Duration: 2 hours, 23 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Daniel Craig as James Bond
  • Judi Dench as M
  • Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva
  • Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory
  • Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny
  • Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine
  • Albert Finney as Kincade
  • Ben Whishaw as Q

Movie release year: 2012

Excerpt from the movie:

Raoul Silva: If you wanted, you could pick your own secret missions. As I do. Name it, name it. Destabilize a multinational by manipulating stocks. Bip. Easy. Interrupt transmissions from a spy satellite over Kabul... done. Hmm. Rig an election in Uganda. All to the highest bidder.  
James Bond: Or a gas explosion in London.  
Raoul Silva: Just point and click.  
James Bond: Well, everybody needs a hobby.  
Raoul Silva: So what's yours?  
James Bond: Resurrection.

50. Finding Nemo 

Finding Nemo is an animated film about family, friendship, and discovery. The movie tells the story of a father and son clownfish who have been separated and their journey to reunite again. 

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Albert Brooks as Marlin
  • Ellen DeGeneres as Dory
  • Alexander Gould as Nemo
  • Willem Dafoe as Gill
  • Brad Garrett as Bloat
  • Allison Janney as Peach
  • Stephen Root as Bubbles
  • Austin Pendleton as Gurgle

Movie release year: 2003

Excerpt from the movie:

Dory: Hey, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you know what you've gotta do?  
Marlin: No, I don't know what to do. 
Dory: (singing) Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.  
Marlin: Dory, no singing.  
Dory: [continuing] I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim. 
Marlin: Now I'm stuck with that song... Now it's in my head.  
Dory: Sorry.

51. Star Wars Film Series

The Star Wars film series is an expansive and well-loved space fantasy saga. Its films tell the story of each generation of the so-called “Force-sensitive” family and their battle against the evil entity in their world.  

Main Cast:

  • Jake Lloyd, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, David Prowse, and Sebastian Shaw as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader
  • Mark Hamill, Aidan Barton, Lukaz Leong, and Max Lloyd Jones as Luke Skywalker
  • Carrie Fisher, Aidan Barton, Ingvild Deila, Billie Lourd, Julie Dolan, Shelby Young, and  Carolyn Hennesy as Leia Organa
  • Harrison Ford and Alden Ehrenreich as Hans Solo
  • Adam Driver as Ben Solo

Movie release year: 

  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope: 1977
  • Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back: 1980
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi: 1983
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace: 1999
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones: 2002
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith: 2005
  • Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens: 2015
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi: 2017

Excerpt from the movie:

Princess Leia Organa: It's not over yet.  
Han Solo: It is for me, sister. Look, I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I'm in it for the money.  
Princess Leia Organa: You needn't worry about your reward. If money is all that you love, then that's what you'll receive.  
Princess Leia Organa: Your friend is quite the mercenary. I wonder if he really cares about anything. Or anybody.  
Luke Skywalker: I care.  
Luke Skywalker: So, what do you think of her, Han?  
Han Solo: I'm tryin' not to, kid.  
Luke Skywalker: Good.  
Han Solo: Still, she's got a lot of spirit. I don't know, whaddya think? You think a princess and a guy like me...  
Luke Skywalker: No.

52. Lord of the Rings Film Series

The Lord of the Rings Film Series is a trilogy based on the novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. It follows the adventure of a hobbit and his companions to destroy a powerful ring and defeat the dark forces. 

Main Cast:

  • Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins
  • Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
  • Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn “Strider” Elessar II
  • Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee
  • Sean Bean as Boromir
  • Billy Boyd as Peregrin Took
  • Dominic Monaghan as Meriadoc Brandybuck
  • John Rhys-Davies as Gimli
  • Orlando Bloom as Legolas Greenleaf

Movie release year: 

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: 2001
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: 2002
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: 2003

Excerpt from the movie:

Arwen: Do you remember when we first met?  
Aragorn: I thought I had wandered into a dream.  
Arwen: Long years have passed. You did not have the cares you carry now. Do you remember what I told you?  
Aragorn: You said you'd bind yourself to me, forsaking the immortal life of your people.  
Arwen: And to that I hold. I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.  

(hands him her pendant) 

Arwen: I choose a mortal life.  
Aragorn: You cannot give me this.  
Arwen: It is mine to give to whom I will. Like my heart.

53. Pirates of the Caribbean Film Series

The Pirates of the Caribbean Film Series is a fantasy film series on the fortunes and misfortunes of the pirate life. Its main character is an eccentric pirate with a good heart who goes on to journey the world. 

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow
  • Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa
  • Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs
  • Orlando Bloom as Will Turner
  • Keira Knightly as Elizabeth Swann
  • Penelope Cruz as Angelica

Movie release year: 

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: 2003
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest: 2006
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End: 2007
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: 2011
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: 2017

Excerpt from the movie:

Jack Sparrow: (looking at all the swords) Who makes all these?  
Will Turner: I do. And I practice with them three hours a day.  
Jack Sparrow: You need to find yourself a girl, mate. Or perhaps the reason you practice three hours a day is that you already found one, and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet. You're not a eunuch, are you?  
Will Turner: I practice three hours a day, so when I meet a pirate, I can kill it.

54. Maleficent

The movie Maleficent is a dark fantasy film that features the life and heartaches of Maleficent – the villain in the story Sleeping Beauty. The movie takes its audience to the life of the villain and how she was driven into the dark side of things. 

Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
  • Elle Fanning as Aurora
  • Sharlto Copley as Stefan
  • Sam Riley as Diaval
  • Imelda Staunton as Knotgrass
  • Juno Temple as Thistlewit
  • Lesley Manville as Flittle

Movie release year: 2014

Excerpt from the movie:

Princess Aurora: Do all the Fair People have wings?  
Maleficent: Most do.  
Princess Aurora: Then why don't you? All the other fairies fly.  
Maleficent: I did, but they were stolen from me. That's all I wish to say about it.  
Princess Aurora: What color were they? Were they big?  
Maleficent: So big they dragged behind me when I walked. And they were strong. They could carry me above the clouds and into the headwinds. And they never faltered, not even once. I could trust them.

55. Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby film is the movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel in 1925 of the same name. The story is about a man who is a writer and a trader who is drawn to the millionaire lifestyle. 

Duration: 2 hours, 23 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby
  • Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway
  • Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan
  • Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan
  • Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson
  • Jason Clarke as George Wilson

Movie release year: 2013

Excerpt from the movie:

Tom Buchanan: Daisy, can't you see who this guy is, with his house and his parties and his fancy clothes? He is just a front for Wolfsheim, a gangster, to get his claws into respectable folk like Walter Chase.  
Jay Gatsby: The only respectable thing about you, old sport, is your money. Your money, that's it. Now I've just as much as you. That means we're equal.  
Tom Buchanan: Oh, no. No. We're different. I am. They are.  
Tom Buchanan: She is. We're all different from you. You see, we were born different. It's in our blood. And nothing that you do or say or steal... or dream up can ever change that. A girl like Daisy...  
Jay Gatsby: You shut up! Shut up! You shut up! Shut up! Shut up! 

56. Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral is a romantic comedy film set in Somerset. On five different occasions, the main protagonist – which is a bachelor – is starting to realize that he may just be falling in love.

Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Hugh Grant as Charles
  • Andie MacDowell as Carrie
  • James Fleet as Tom
  • Simon Callow as Gareth
  • John Hannah as Matthew
  • Kristin Scott Thomas as Fiona
  • David Bower as David
  • Charlotte Coleman as Scarlett

Movie release year: 1994

Excerpt from the movie:

Carrie: What about this? Do you think a vicar would think... things had slipped just a little bit out of his control?  
Charles: I think he might. This kind of thing is really meant... to bring the honeymoon into the service itself.  
Carrie: Why do you think it's called "honeymoon"?  
Charles: I don't know... I suppose it's, uh, "honey" because it's sweet as honey, and "moon" because it's the first time a husband got to see his wife's bottom.

57. The Social Network

The Social Network is a film about the life of the social media giant Facebook and the drama behind its creation. The movie shows how Facebook and its current founder as we know it survived various challenges and multiple lawsuits upon its creation. 

Duration: 2 hours

Main Cast:

  • Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg
  • Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin
  • Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker
  • Armie Hammer as Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
  • Max Minghella as Divya Narendra
  • Brenda Song as Christy Lee
  • Rashida Jones as Marylin Delpy
  • John Getz as Sy
  • David Selby as Gage

Movie release year: 2010

Excerpt from the movie:

Mark Zuckerberg: You signed the papers.  
Eduardo Saverin: (almost in tears) You set me up.  
Mark Zuckerberg: You're gonna blame me because you were the business head of the company and you made a bad business deal with your own company?  
Eduardo Saverin: This is gonna be like I'm not a part of Facebook!  
Sean Parker: It won't be like you're not a part of Facebook. You're not a part of Facebook.  
Eduardo Saverin: My name's on the masthead.  
Sean Parker: You might wanna check again.  
Eduardo Saverin: Just because I froze the account?  
Sean Parker: Did you think we were going to let you parade around in your ridiculous suits pretending you were running this company?

58. Good Will Hunting

The movie Good Will Hunting is a psychological drama film about self-love and discovery. The movie’s main character is a janitor with an incredible talent in math who goes through therapy sessions to set the direction of his life. 

Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Robin Williams as Dr. Sean Maguire
  • Matt Damon as Will Hunting
  • Ben Affleck as Chuckie Sullivan
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Professor Gerald Lambeau
  • Minnie Driver as Skylar
  • Casey Affleck as Morgan O’Mally

Movie release year: 1997

Excerpt from the movie:

Sean: (during a therapy session, after coming from the job interview with the NSA) Do you feel like you're alone, Will?  
Will: What?  
Sean: Do you have a soul mate?  
Will: Define that.  
Sean: Somebody who challenges you.  
Will: I have Chuckie.  
Sean: You know Chuck; he's family. He'd lie down in fuckin' traffic for you. No, I'm talking about someone who opens up things for you - touches your soul.  
Will: I got. I got. 
Sean: Who?  
Will: I got plenty.  
Sean: Well, name them.  
Will: Shakespeare, Nietzsche, Frost, O'Connor, Pope, Locke...  
Sean: That's great. They're all dead. 
Will: Not to me they're not.

59. Memento

Memento is a psychological thriller about a man who attempts to find out who his wife’s killer is. However, the man is unable to form new memories and has short-term memory loss every fifteen minutes.

Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby
  • Carrie-Anne Moss as Natalie
  • Joe Pantoliano as John Edward “Teddy” Gammell
  • Stephen Tobolowsky as Samuel R. “Sammy” Jankis
  • Mark Boone Junior as Burt
  • Callum Keith Rennie as Dodd

Movie release year: 2000

Excerpt from the movie:

Leonard Shelby: There are things you know for sure.  
Natalie: Such as?  
Leonard Shelby: I know what that's going to sound like when I knock on it. I know that's what it's going to feel like when I pick it up. See? Certainties. It's the kind of memory that you take for granted.

60. 500 Days of Summer

The movie 500 Days of Summer is a romantic drama film that talks about the lives of two people as they fall in and out of love with each other. The film follows a non-linear narrative structure. 

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom Hansen
  • Zooey Deschanel as Summer Finn
  • Geoffrey Arend as McKenzie
  • Chloë Grace Moretz as Rachel Hansen
  • Matthew Gray Gubler as Paul
  • Clark Gregg as Vance

Movie release year: 2009

Excerpt from the movie:

Tom: Rachel? What are you doing here? 
Rachel: I’m here to help you.  
Tom: Help me how? 
Rachel: First, put down the plate. Now come here and sit down. The key is not to panic. 
Tom: I think I’m gonna be sick. 
Rachel: Drink this. 
McKenzie: What is that? 
Rachel: Vodka.

61. The Avengers Movie Series

The Avengers Movie Series is a superhero film series created by Marvel about a team of strong and powerful characters who are trying to save the world from evil forces. This team has to work together to battle and learn to fight as a team along the way. 

Duration: 

Main Cast:

  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki
  • Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
  • Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Movie release year: 

  • The Avengers: 2012
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron: 2015
  • Avengers: Infinity War: 2018
  • Avengers: Endgame: 2019

Excerpt from the movie:

Thor: I thought you’re dead. 
Loki: Did you mourn? 
Thor: We all did. Our father... 
Loki: Your father. He did tell you my true parentage, did he not? 
Thor: We were raised together, we played together, we fought together. Do you remember none of that? 
Loki: I remember a shadow. Living in the shade of your greatness. I remember you tossing me into an abyss. I was and should be king!

62. Peter Pan

Peter Pan is a fantasy adventure film based on the 1911 novel Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by J.M. Barrie. The film revolves around the life and adventure of Peter, who took children with him to Neverland. 

Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Jason Isaacs as Captain Hook
  • Jeremy Sumpter as Peter Pan
  • Rachel Hurd-Wood as Wendy Darling
  • Lynn Redgrave as Aunt Millicent
  • Richard Briers as Mr. Smee
  • Olivia Williams as Mrs. Mary Darling
  • Harry Newell as John Darling
  • Freddie Popplewell as Michael Darling
  • Ludivine Sagnier as Tinker Bell

Movie release year: 2003

Excerpt from the movie:

Wendy: My name is Wendy, Wendy Moira Angela Darling.  
Peter: Wendy’s enough. 
Wendy: Oh. But how did Nana get your shadow, Peter?  
Peter: Jumped at me, the other night at the window. 
Wendy: What were you doing there? 
Peter: I came to listen to the stories.

63. Frozen Film Series

Frozen is an animated musical film inspired by Hans Christian Andersen‘s fairy tale The Snow Queen. It is set in the kingdom of Arendellle and tells the story of two sisters: one with super magical powers destined to be queen and one who just wants to live her life and find love. 

Duration: 

Main Cast:

  • Kristen Bell as Anna
  • Idina Menzel as Elsa
  • Jonathan Groff as Kristoff
  • Josh Gad as Olaf
  • Santino Fontana as Hans

Movie release year: 

  • Frozen I: 2013
  • Frozen II: 2019

Excerpt from the movie:

Kristoff: So tell me, what made the Queen go all ice-crazy? 
Anna: Oh well, it was all my fault. I got engaged but then she freaked out because I'd only just met him, you know, that day. And she said she wouldn't bless the marriage.  
Kristoff: Wait. You got engaged to someone you just met? 
Anna: Yeah. Anyway, I got mad and so she got mad and then she tried to walk away, and I grabbed her glove.  
Kristoff: Hang on. You mean to tell me you got engaged to someone you just met?!

64. Brave

Brave is an animated film set in medieval Scotland. It revolves around a princess who is determined to make her path in life regardless of what the rules of her kingdom say about how she should act and behave like a princess. 

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Kelly Macdonald as Merida
  • Emma Thompson as Queen Elinor
  • Billy Connolly as King Fergus
  • Julie Walters as The Witch
  • Robbie Coltrane as Lord Dingwall
  • Kevin McKidd as Lord MacGuffin and Young MacGuffin
  • Craig Ferguson as Lord Macintosh

Movie release year: 2012

Excerpt from the movie:

Elinor: You just embarrassed them! You embarrassed me! 
Merida: I followed the rules! 
Elinor: You don’t know what you’ve done! 
Merida: I don’t care how 
Elinor: They’ll be fire and sword if it’s not set right. 
Merida: Just listen! 
Elinor: I am the queen! You listen to me! 
Merida: Oh! This is so unfair! 
Elinor: Huh! Unfair? 
Merida: You were never there for me! This whole marriage is what you want! Do you ever bother to ask what I want? No! You walk around telling me what to do, what not to do! Trying to make me be like you! Well, I’m not going to be like you! 
Elinor: You’re acting like a child! 
Merida: And you’re a beast! That’s what you are!

65. Monsters University

Monsters University is an animated film that features the life of two monsters and their life in the university. The movie tells the story about how the two, who weren’t initially friends in the start, come to develop friendship along the way.

Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski
  • John Goodman as James P. “Sulley” Sullivan
  • Steve Buscemi as Randall “Randy” Boggs
  • Peter Sohn as Scott “Squishy” Squibbles
  • Joel Murray as Don Carlton
  • Sean P. Hayes and Dave Foley as Terri and Terry Perry

Movie release year: 2013

Excerpt from the movie:

Sulley: Oops. Sorry. I heard someone say roar so, I just kinda went for it. Ooh, 'scuse me. Sorry. Didn't mean to scare you there. Hey, how you doing? 
Prof. Knight: Very impressive. Mister...? 
Sulley: Sullivan. Jimmy Sullivan. 
Prof. Knight: Sullivan? Like... Bill Sullivan? The scarer? 
Sulley: Yeah. He's my dad. 
Prof. Knight: I should've known. I expect big things from you. 
Sulley: You won't be disappointed.

66. Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is a fantasy romance film that features an artificial man whose creation was not entirely completed. As he grows old, the “unfinished” man then meets a lady and opens him up to a whole new world. 

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands
  • Winona Ryder as Kim Boggs
  • Dianne Wiest as Peg Boggs
  • Anthony Michael Hall as Jim
  • Kathy Baker as Joyce Monroe
  • Robert Oliveri as Kevin Boggs

Movie release year: 1990

Excerpt from the movie:

Bill: Sure. So what have you been doing up there in that big old place? I bet the view must be spectacular, Ed. See all the way to the ocean? 
Edward: Sometimes. 
Peg: Bill, could I have the salt and pepper? Thank you. 
Kevin: Man, those things are cool. You know I bet they're razor-sharp. One karate chop to a guy's neck. 
Peg: Would you like some butter for your bread? 
Edward: Thank you. 
Kevin: Can I bring him to show and tell on Monday? 
Peg: I've had enough. (To Edward) You think you can sleep? Things feel strange now, but soon you'll feel right at home. Good night.

67. When Harry Met Sally

When Harry Met Sally is your typical classic romantic comedy. It follows the story of two friends who have had chance encounters for years but fear that sex will ruin the friendship they currently have. 

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Billy Crystal as Harry Burns
  • Meg Ryan as Sally Albright
  • Carrie Fisher as Marie
  • Bruno Kirby as Jess
  • Steven Ford as Joe
  • Lisa Jane Persky as Alice
  • Michelle Nicastro as Amanda Reese
  • Kevin Rooney as Ira Stone
  • Harley Kozak as Helen Hillson

Movie release year: 1989

Excerpt from the movie:

Harry: Staying over? 
Sally: Yes. 
Harry: Would you like to have dinner? 

(Sally looks over) 

Harry: Just friends. 
Sally: I thought you didn't believe men and women could be friends. 
Harry: When did I say that? 
Sally: On the ride to New York. 
Harry: No no no no, I never said that.

68. Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde is an inspirational comedy film that features the life of a fashionable socialite and sorority queen. After being dumped by her boyfriend for a more “academic” woman, the main character goes to prove her worth by getting into law school and excelling in her style and way. 

Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods
  • Moonie as Bruiser Woods
  • Luke Wilson as Emmett Richmond
  • Selma Blair as Vivian Kensington
  • Matthew Davis as Warner Huntington III
  • Victor Garber as Professor Callahan
  • Jennifer Coolidge as Paulette Bonafonté

Movie release year: 2001

Excerpt from the movie:

Warner: Elle?! 
Elle: Warner?! Oh my God, I completely forgot you were going here! 
Warner: What're you talking about? You're not here to see me? 
Elle: No, silly. I go here. 
Warner: You go where? 
Elle: Harvard. Law school. 
Warner: You got into Harvard Law?  
Elle: What, like it’s that hard?  

69. The Silence of the Lambs

The movie The Silence of the Lambs is a film adaptation of Thomas Harris’ 1988 novel of the same name. It revolves around the story of an FBI trainee who is hunting a serial killer, but in the process, would need help from a shady character to fulfill her mission. 

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling
  • Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
  • Scott Glenn as Jack Crawford
  • Ted Levine as Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb
  • Anthony Heald as Dr. Frederick Chilton
  • Brooke Smith as Catherine Martin
  • Diane Baker as U.S. Senator Ruth Martin
  • Kasi Lemmons as Ardelia Mapp
  • Frankie Faison as Barney Matthews

Movie release year: 1991 

Excerpt from the movie:

Crawford: Do you recall my instructions to you, Starling? What were they? 
Clarice: To complete and file my report by 0800 Wednesday. But sir... 
Crawford: Then do that, Starling. Do just exactly that. 
Clarice: Sir, what is it? There's something you're not telling me. 
Crawford: Miggs has been murdered. 
Clarice: Murdered? How? 
Crawford: The orderly heard Lecter whispering to him, all afternoon, and Miggs crying. They found him at bed check. He'd swallowed his own tongue. Chilton is scared stiff the family will file a civil rights lawsuit, and he's trying to blame it on you. I told the little prick your conduct was flawless.

70. Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan is a war film that shows a graphic depiction of the events in World War II. The movie is centered on the efforts of a US Army Rangers Team to look for a paratrooper whose three other brothers have been killed in action. 

Duration: 2 hours, 49 minutes

Main Cast:

  • Tom Hanks as Captain John H. Miller
  • Edward Burns as Private First Class Richard Reiben
  • Matt Damon as Private First Class James Francis Ryan
  • Tom Sizemore as Technical Sergeant Mike Horvath
  • Jeremy Davies as Corporal Timothy Upham
  • Vin Diesel as Private First Class Adrian Caparzo
  • Adam Goldberg as Private Stanley “Fish” Mellish
  • Dennis Farina as Lieutenant Colonel Walter Anderson

Movie release year: 1998

Excerpt from the movie:

Colonel Anderson: It was a hard assignment, that's why you got it. 
Miller: Yes, sir. 
Colonel Anderson: Where are your men now? 
Miller: Pinned down, a mile east of here, waiting for some help from the navy guns. 
Colonel Anderson: I'm sending Simpson to take over for you, the division is going to Caen, you're not coming with us, I have something else for you. 
Miller: Sir? 
Colonel Anderson: There's a Private James Ryan who parachuted in with the Hundred-and-First near Ramelle. I want you to take a squad up there.  If he's alive, bring him back to the beach for debarkation. Take whoever you need, you've got your pick of the company.

Final Thoughts

Overall, it will be helpful for any language learner to find creative ways on how to further expose oneself to the language. Watching movies is a great example of this. 

Movies not only expand your vocabulary but also help you observe how words and phrases are used in certain situations. Some movies also help you learn new accents, gain insight into various English language cultures, and increase your knowledge in how to express yourself in various themes and situations. 

While movies are not the only way to learn the language, they can be a great supplement for your overall learning plan. Use this comprehensive list for guidance on which movies you can start learning from, which ones you will need to rewatch and which ones will be on your watch life. 

Happy watching and learning!

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