30 Coolest Movies of All-Time

30 Coolest Movies of All-Time

"These are the movies that had you sitting back, nodding your head and muttering "This is awesome" under your breath; that offered up badass characters and unforgettable soundtracks; that were slick, suave, and super smooth. Above all, though, these movies embraced a sense of breezy effortlessness that seeped off the screen and into the aisles, essentially transferring their sense of stylishness and chic to everybody and anybody who saw 'em... "

The Wolf of Wall Street

Release Date 2013
Rated : 7.9 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Appian Way / Director: Martin Scorsese / Adam Somner / Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio  /  Jonah Hill  /  Margot Robbie

Summary: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

Pulp Fiction

Release Date 1994
Rated : 8.2 Production Companies: Miramax Films / A Band Apart / Director: Frank Whaley / Quentin Tarantino / Stars: John Travolta  /  Samuel L. Jackson  /  Uma Thurman

Summary: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Breathless

Release Date 1960
Rated : 7.7 Production Companies: Director: Jean-Luc Godard / Jean-Pierre Melville / Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo  /  Jean Seberg  /  Daniel Boulanger

Summary: A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him.

Casablanca

Release Date 1942
Rated : 7.9 Production Companies: Warner Bros. / Warner Bros. Television / Director: Michael Curtiz / Lee Katz / Stars: Humphrey Bogart  /  Ingrid Bergman  /  Paul Henreid

Summary: In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Ocean's Eleven

Release Date 2001
Rated : 7.1 Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / Section Eight / Director: Gregory Jacobs / Andy García / Stars: George Clooney  /  Brad Pitt  /  Matt Damon

Summary: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.

Reservoir Dogs

Release Date 1992
Rated : 8 Production Companies: Live Entertainment / Lionsgate / Director: Quentin Tarantino / Tim Roth / Stars: Harvey Keitel  /  Tim Roth  /  Michael Madsen

Summary: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.

Dazed and Confused

Release Date 1993
Rated : 7.4 Production Companies: Gramercy Pictures / Alphaville Productions / Director: Joey Lauren Adams / Richard Linklater / Stars: Jason London  /  Rory Cochrane  /  Wiley Wiggins

Summary: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a "no drugs" pledge.

GoodFellas

Release Date 1990
Rated : 8.2 Production Companies: Warner Bros. / Director: Martin Scorsese / Edward D. Murphy / Stars: Robert De Niro  /  Ray Liotta  /  Joe Pesci

Summary: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

True Romance

Release Date 1993
Rated : 7.5 Production Companies: Davis-Films / August Entertainment / Director: P.R. Tooke / Dennis Hopper / Stars: Christian Slater  /  Patricia Arquette  /  Michael Rapaport

Summary: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Rio Bravo

Release Date 1959
Rated : 7.5 Production Companies: Warner Bros. / Director: Howard Hawks / Paul Helmick / Stars: John Wayne  /  Dean Martin  /  Ricky Nelson

Summary: The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach.

The Killer

Release Date 1989
Rated : 7.5 Production Companies: Film Workshop / Long Shong Pictures / Director: Kenneth Tsang / John Woo / Stars: Chow Yun-fat  /  Danny Lee Sau-Yin  /  Sally Yeh

Summary: Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey chooses to retire after one last job to pay for his unintended victim's sight-restoring operation. But when Jeffrey is double-crossed, he reluctantly joins forces with a rogue policeman to make things right.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Release Date 1969
Rated : 7.3 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Campanile Productions / Director: Robert Redford / Paul Newman / Stars: Paul Newman  /  Robert Redford  /  Katharine Ross

Summary: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever, talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot "Sundance Kid". As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all.

Chungking Express

Release Date 1994
Rated : 7.9 Production Companies: Jet Tone Production / The Criterion Collection / Director: Wong Kar-wai / Rico Chu Tak-On / Stars: Brigitte Lin  /  Tony Leung Chiu-Wai  /  Faye Wong

Summary: Every day, Cop 223 buys a can of pineapple with an expiration date of May 1, symbolizing the day he'll get over his lost love. He's also got his eye on a mysterious woman in a blond wig, oblivious of the fact she's a drug dealer. Cop 663 is distraught with heartbreak over a breakup. But when his ex drops a spare set of his keys at a local cafe, a waitress lets herself into his apartment and spruces up his life.

Boogie Nights

Release Date 1997
Rated : 7.5 Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Ghoulardi Film Company / Director: Thomas Jane / Philip Seymour Hoffman / Stars: Mark Wahlberg  /  Burt Reynolds  /  John C. Reilly

Summary: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

Enter the Dragon

Release Date 1973
Rated : 7.3 Production Companies: Golden Harvest Company / Concord Productions Inc. / Director: Jackie Chan / Bruce Lee / Stars: Bruce Lee  /  Jim Kelly  /  John Saxon

Summary: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.

Out of Sight

Release Date 1998
Rated : 6.5 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Jersey Films / Director: Albert Brooks / Steven Soderbergh / Stars: George Clooney  /  Jennifer Lopez  /  Ving Rhames

Summary: Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them than just the law. Variety hails Out of Sight as "a sly, sexy, vastly entertaining film."

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Release Date 1966
Rated : 8.1 Production Companies: United Artists / Constantin Film Produktion / Director: Antonio Molino Rojo / Clint Eastwood / Stars: Eli Wallach  /  Clint Eastwood  /  Lee Van Cleef

Summary: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.

Drive

Release Date 2011
Rated : 7.4 Production Companies: Bold Films / Marc Platt Productions / Director: Albert Brooks / Jane Goldsmith / Stars: Ryan Gosling  /  Carey Mulligan  /  Bryan Cranston

Summary: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

The Warriors

Release Date 1979
Rated : 7.4 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Director: Walter Hill / Stars: Michael Beck  /  James Remar  /  David Patrick Kelly

Summary: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.

Y Tu Mamá También

Release Date 2001
Rated : 7.2 Production Companies: Bésame Mucho Pictures / Producciones Anhelo / Director: Alfonso Cuarón / Diego Luna / Stars: Gael García Bernal  /  Diego Luna  /  Maribel Verdú

Summary: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

The Big Lebowski

Release Date 1998
Rated : 7.7 Production Companies: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment / Working Title Films / Director: Joel Coen / Philip Seymour Hoffman / Stars: Jeff Bridges  /  John Goodman  /  Steve Buscemi

Summary: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.

The Usual Suspects

Release Date 1995
Rated : 8.1 Production Companies: Blue Parrot Productions / Bad Hat Harry Productions / Director: Paul Bartel / Benicio del Toro / Stars: Stephen Baldwin  /  Gabriel Byrne  /  Chazz Palminteri

Summary: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord's almost supernatural prowess.

Le Samouraï

Release Date 1967
Rated : 7.9 Production Companies: Fida cinematografica / Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique (CICC) / Director: Alain Delon / Jean-Pierre Melville / Stars: Alain Delon  /  François Périer  /  Nathalie Delon

Summary: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.

Back to the Future

Release Date 1985
Rated : 8 Production Companies: Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment / Director: Crispin Glover / Lea Thompson / Stars: Michael J. Fox  /  Christopher Lloyd  /  Lea Thompson

Summary: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Get Carter

Release Date 1971
Rated : 6.9 Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Director: Mike Hodges / Glynn Edwards / Stars: Michael Caine  /  Ian Hendry  /  Britt Ekland

Summary: Michael Caine is Jack Carter, a small-time hood working in London. When word reaches him of his brothers death, he travels to Newcastle to attend the funeral. Refusing to accept the police report of suicide, Carter seeks out his brother’s friends and acquaintances to learn who murdered his sibling and why. Tough gangster film with grim humour.

Jackie Brown

Release Date 1997
Rated : 7.3 Production Companies: Miramax Films / Director: Quentin Tarantino / Robert De Niro / Stars: Pam Grier  /  Samuel L. Jackson  /  Robert Forster

Summary: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money for herself. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.

The Long Goodbye

Release Date 1973
Rated : 7.3 Production Companies: Director: Arnold Schwarzenegger / Mark Rydell / Stars: Elliott Gould  /  Nina van Pallandt  /  Sterling Hayden

Summary: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Rushmore

Release Date 1998
Rated : 7.5 Production Companies: Director: Wes Anderson / Bill Murray / Stars: Jason Schwartzman  /  Olivia Williams  /  Bill Murray

Summary: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Apocalypse Now

Release Date 1979
Rated : 8 Production Companies: Zoetrope Studios / Director: Tony Brandt / Francis Ford Coppola / Stars: Martin Sheen  /  Marlon Brando  /  Robert Duvall

Summary: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.