So we chose 50 of the best tapes available in May 2020 and we order them from lowest to highest according to their rating in IMDB (ranging from 1 to 10).
Here you have the second part, with the films from 25 to 1. You can find the tapes from 50 to 26 here.
25. A Family Affair (Shoplifters)
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda (After life, Nobody knows) is another of the geniuses of Japanese cinema and with this 2018 film he received applause at the Cannes Film Festival, where he obtained the Golden palm, the highest award given there.
Here he introduces us to a very close and poor family that must steal to survive. Moved and despite having nothing, they take to live with them at a battered girlbut the events to come are all fatal and they put at risk the family unit and the life of all.
One of those movies that we can easily call a artwork.
24. Slumdog Millionaire
This 2008 film, directed by the British Danny Boyle, obtained excellent reviews and a very good audience, the perfect combination for any film that pretends to be of quality and, at the same time, reach people.
Winner of eight oscar (including Best Picture and Best Director), presents the story of Jamal (Dev Patel), a young Indian who participates in the television trivia contest Who wants to be a millionaire. As you think about the questions, anecdotes and situations that you have lived and that give you the answers appear in your mind.
They are a series of flashbacks through which we get to know the poor childhood and full of violence and injustices that have happened in his native Bombay.
An entertaining fable that makes us travel around India, that brings out laughter and that moves.
23. The Great Fish
This is one of the masterpieces of Tim Burton, a ductile filmmaker who is capable of performing both in comedy and drama.
Here, Burton shows the story of a man (played by Ewan McGregor as a young man and by Albert Finney as an old man) who likes to relate episodes of his life by adding a little fantasy, which does not sit well with his son, who decides not to speak to him anymore.
Over the years and his father’s illness, the young man decides meet again with him and ask him to tell him the truth of those stories, which, apparently, were not so fantasy.
A poetic film to smile and cry when you are sentimental.
22. History of a Marriage
Warning: if you are going to see this movie, you better have a handkerchief close because it is a emotional story and nostalgic about love, breakup, family, professional development, and parenthood.
Here, a marriage decides to separate paths, despite the fact that love continues to exist between them and concern for the hijor in common will always be the link that will keep them together for life.
The solid performances of Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver (plus that of the always surprising and talented, Laura Dern) give credibility to their characters and the story, in this film by Noah Baumbach that identifies many of those who have gone through a divorce.
21. The Otherworldly Thing
Masterpiece of science fiction and horror cinema, is this film based on the 1938 book by John W. Campbell Jr. Who Goes There ?, and directed by John Carpenter, one of the most important directors of the genre.
Paradoxically, When this tape was released in 1982, the critics and the box office destroyed it and sentenced it as one of the worst films in history. But the years passed and this story was transformed into a cult movie.
Starring Kurt Russell, tells the story of a group of American researchers in Antarctica, where they find an alien they call “The Thing”, a parasite that takes the form of other organisms.
And scientists must fight the paranoia that any of them can be “The Thing”.
Be careful, there is a new version of this tape, from 2011, which is also available on Netflix.
20. Gone Girl (Lost)
The thriller They always surprise, but this 2014 film, directed by David Fincher (Social network, The fight Club), has such unexpected twists, that it simply amazes those who see it.
Part when a man in full marriage crisis (Ben Affleck) discovers that his wife (the brilliant Rosamund Pike) it has disappeared. Little by little, he becomes a suspect, while secrets and facts are unveiled that will make history turn unexpectedly and completely.
19. The Society of Dead Poets
The deceased Robin Williams is the protagonist of the film directed by the Australian Peter Weir (The Mosquito Coast, The Truman Show), than includes in its cast young Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Josh Charles.
Set in the United States in the late 1950s, it shows how the new professor at the conservative Welton Men’s Academy, John Keating (Williams), forever changes the lives of several of the students who remain under his teaching in the classroom. of English.
Among them are Nell (Leonard), Todd (Hawke), Knox (Charles) and Charles (Gale Hansen), who decide to restart the mythical club of The Society of Dead Poets, of which Keating was part when he was a student in the same institution.
A decision that will make them share their taste for poetry in addition to their dreams and fears.
18. Jurassic Park
Another movie that returned to Netflix is Jurassic Park, an adventure classic by Steven Spielberg that recently had a direct successor in theaters: Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom.
And the relationship between Jurassic World and its predecessor is no less, since this last film uses various characters and situations that met for the first time in the 1993 film.
A tape where Spielberg brought Michael Crichton’s novel to the screen to show a story of Isla Nublar, the place chosen by millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to carry out his project of a park with real dinosaurs, created with genetic engineering.
17. 12 Years of Slavery
One of the most shocking films of recent times, this one focuses on the story of an African American mulatto free born in New York State, but he is kidnapped in Washington D.C. in 1841. That, to be sold as a slave and sent to work on Louisiana plantations for 12 years, until he is released.
Directed by the British filmmaker Steve McQueen, shows crudely the difficulties of the men and women who worked from sunrise to sunset and without any rights in those fields in the southern United States.
A moving and interesting film that won three oscar, as best film, best supporting actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and best adapted screenplay.
16. Howl’s Moving Castle
Made by maestro Hayao Miyazaki, this 2004 film is one of the studio’s greatest works. He had such a good reception, that he was nominated for an Oscar in 2005.
It is based on the book by British writer Diana Wynne Jones and it touches on different topics, such as feminism, old age and pacifism, among other topics.
It all starts in a fantastic world that mixes technology and magic, where the young woman Sophie is cursed by the wasteland witch, who turns her into an old woman.
There, Sophie decides to start a path to remove the curse, despite being an old woman. Traveling alone she meets the traveling castle, where the sorcerer’s apprentice Howl lives.
While Howl sRefusing to be a part of the war raging the city, Sophie searches for ways to remove the curse and helps this young wizard apprentice in the process.
Barely released Intensely in 2015, the movie theaters were filled and not only with children, but also with adults who wanted to see this animation that enters the mind of an 11-year-old girl to show the five emotions that she experiences during a day: joy , sadness, fear, anger and displeasure.
Its plot and the incredible production of Pixar and Walt Disney studios made it receive in 2016 the Oscar and British Academy Award for Best Animated Film.
And of course, if the film shows these five anthropomorphic emotions that they must fight to maintain the stability and behavior of the girl, who has just changed her house and school, situations that lead her to want to forget about joy.
That, until the rest of his characters agree to overcome this crisis.
14. My neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro (1988) is one of the most famous movies in Japan. In this it became popular to Totoro, a pet and face of the Japanese studio.
The history? A family in Japan who lives in a house on the outskirts of the city. Within their quiet, peasant life, the daughters begin to interact with a forest spirit, Totoro.
In this film it is contemplated in the tranquility of the forest and the tenderness of this spirit, who you will fall in love with when you see it. In addition to its beautiful animation, which for 1988 is fantastic and still looks great
A beautiful film by maestro Hayao Miyazaki and a classic by Studio Ghibli, which has made this film an international success, and which has even given it appearances in films like toy Story 3.
This list could not miss this animation tape, one of the best in recent years, a film by Disney / Pixar which became a success in 2009.
The protagonist of the story is Carl, an old widower and curmudgeon, who fulfills his dream of flying to a distant and dreamed place. By chance, he does it in the company of Russell, a boy scout who will become his adventure companion.
It’s a children’s movie, but it’s about tough topics like death, the advancement of the real estate industry and solitary motherhood. So it is already a classic, ideal for grandparents, children and grandchildren to see together.
12. Indomitable Mind (Good Will Hunting)
It’s impossible to skip this movie for which the late actor Robin Williams won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1998.
And is that Indomitable Mind, by the American director Gus Van Sant, moves with the story of Will Hunting (Matt Damon), a young man of 20 who has an intellectual novel similar to that of a genius, but who prefers to have an easy life and not take other possibilities.
However, one day this janitor from a prestigious institute manages to solve a mathematical problem that not even the students themselves can do. The teacher discovers him and urges him to attend classes, in exchange for leaving his lazy life and going to therapy.
Among one of the many psychologists he goes through, he meets Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), who manages to empathize with the problematic Will, since he knows closely the context where he comes from. Safety pin.
Note: the writers were the same actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Although a version of this 1932 tape already existed – with Paul Muni playing Chicago gangster Tony Camonte – it is the making of the 1980s that most associates with the title of Scarface.
In this, the American director Brian De Palma shows Cuban immigrant Tony Montana (Al Pacino(who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance) since arriving in Miami, determined to endorse the famous “American dream”.
His career in Florida’s established crime begins when he agrees to eliminate another of the immigrants held in Key West and gets himself and his best friend, Manny (Steven bauer) permanent residence in the US
The key moment for the development of a plot where not only Pacino shines, but also a young and ethereal one shines Michelle Pfeiffer; and you also witness the most violent and most shot scenes in the history of cinema.
10. Toy Story 3
The third installment of this fun animated story starring Woody and Buzz Lightyear was, without a doubt, one of the best and most emotional of the entire saga.
So much so that he received a Oscar for Best Animated Film, in the same ceremony to which he was nominated for Best Picture.
The story centers on the life of these toys when Andy, preparing to go to college, hands them over to a daycare center for them to play with.
It is there where the cowboy Woody and his friends meet the toys of the place, where the bear Lotso will take them to live one of the most exciting adventures of his life.
9. Eternal radiance of a mind without memories
The great Michel Gondry He directs this story that mixes drama, romance and science fiction and that for many became a cult movie.
It is starred by a separate couple who, after a process of erasing memory, meet again at a train station.
Winner of different awards, among which stand out Best Original Screenplay at the 2005 OscarsThis story has a non-linear narration, in addition to elements of the psychological thriller, trying to resemble how memory is perceived.
And its cast has stars like Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson.
8. Your Name
A romantic story like few others, that’s Your name, one of the most applauded anime in Japan.
Made by the current best anime director of that country Makoto Shinkai, the tape tells the story of Taki and Mitsuha, two young people who do not know each other, but who despite that, manage to have a connection and even exchange their bodies.
In this way, both adolescents begin to communicate through notes, creating a special relationship, despite the distance.
7. The Seven Deadly Sins
This is another masterpiece of the 90s, the suspense brought to the top by the director David Fincher.
In the film, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman they characterize a couple of disparate detectives who must investigate a series of mysterious crimes related to the seven deadly sins described in the BibleGluttony, greed, laziness, lust, pride, envy and anger.
A film that requires concentration and cunning by the public to follow the plot, but that is not difficult, because apart from intricate, it is entertaining and surprising.
Add great performances and you will have a perfect film to stay glued in front of the screen during the two hours and fraction that lasts.
6. Chihiro’s Journey
Chihiro’s Journey It is for many the best film by Studio Ghibli, for how moving and serious this animation released by Hayao Miyazaki in 2001 is.
The film is about Chihiro, a 12-year-old girl, who during a move is trapped in a magical and supernatural world. In this her parents become pigs and the young woman must find a way to free them and return to normal.
This beautiful story, which was worthy of the Oscar Award for Best Animated Film in 2002, highlight the colorful scenes, the strange characters and the great design of these. A must see.
5. The Origin
After several months of absence from the Netflix catalog, this blockbuster science fiction movie directed by Christopher Nolan is back on the streaming platform. And note that it is a must-see. Just to mention some of his trophies, he has the Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing.
In fiction it is Leonardo Di Caprio in charge of giving life to Dom Cobb, a kind of thief specialized in entering people’s minds while they sleep to steal information from them. Despite earning millions with this job, Cobb’s life is not easy, since for several years he has been a fugitive from American justice after being involved in the confused death of his wife Mal (Marion Cotillard).
But a risky mission opens the door for him to a possible legal return to his home in the US, where his children, who he hasn’t seen for a long time, live. Thus, together with his colleagues, he tries to provoke an “origination” (or plant an idea in someone else’s head) in the mind of his new boss’s commercial rival.
A complex story with high doses of action that plays with the conception of time and space as only Christopher Nolan knows how to do it.
Note that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy are also part of the cast.
4. Forrest Gump
“Run Forrest, run” and “life is a box of chocolates” are part of the unforgettable phrases of this key film in the careers as director and actor, respectively, of Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks.
In the film, based on the novel of the same name by Winston Groom, Hanks plays the well-intentioned, but low-level, Forrest Gump, who becomes a witness to several key moments in United States history.
Her story shows us Gump since he was born in a rural sector of Alabama and grows under the encouraging gaze of his mother (Sally Field), and, as a child, befriends the person who will mark his existence: Jenny Curran (Robin Wright).
3. Violent times
If someone did not know the director yet Quentin Tarantino —Who had already triumphed at festivals like Toronto with his first film, Street dogs (1992) -, Violent times (1994), or Pulp fiction (as it is originally called), it was the great leap that led it to shine worldwide.
Here, irony and violence were brought to their maximum expression by the filmmaker, who built a troop of anthology characters with the help of actors like John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis.
The tape features several parallel stories that meet at some point. A collage of crimes and situations between hilarious and outlandish that make this film one of the best of the 90s, one of the most remembered of the decade at least.
Not for nothing did he win the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the Oscar for the best original screenplay.
2. The Lord of the Rings: the return of the King
The end of one of the best sagas that cinema has given is on Netflix.
Directed by Peter Jackson Based on the books of the same name, this story is packed with great effects, actors, and a great script.
With Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Ian Mckellen (Gandalf), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Sean Astin (Sam) and Andy Serkis (Gollum), this cast is mind-blowing and made the vast majority of these actors famous.
The story closes the journey of the Community of the Ring, a group of warriors and hobbits seeking to save Middle-earth from Sauron’s evil, eliminating the ring that gives power to it.
Frodo and Sam must finish the path they started on The lord of the rings: the ring community, facing their own desires for possessing the ring and Gollum, a beast that accompanies them and desires the power of that object. In addition, the rest of the stories are closed, such as that of Aragorn and his arrival to the throne.
In addition, this delivery has one of the best action scenes from movies, with the final war between orcs and the Fellowship of the Ring.
With its more than three hours duration, this story managed to get 11 nominations and win those 11 awards at the 2004 Oscars ceremony.
Be careful, on Netflix there are also the other two installments of the saga, The Fellowship of the Ring and The two Towers.
1. The Godfather
You may have already seen it, because it is a unsurpassed classic of cinema and for many the best movie of all time.
If you still do not see it, it is time for you to be surprised with this monumental film of Francis Ford Coppola, which premiered in 1972.
Based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzzo, it has Marlon Brando and Al Pacino at the head of the Corleone, a powerful clan of criminals and who is one of the five families that lead the mafia in New York.
A story with almost three hours of power, crime, violence and loyalties, who was left with three oscar in 1972, including Best Picture and Best Actor, for the remembered performance of Brando.
The Godfather It then had two other sequels and you can also enjoy both on Netflix.