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100 daring movies that shook the world

With some films, you know this right from the very start: they won’t pass into history unnoticed. But do you suspect that you might’ve missed a couple of the all-time greats? Worry not: Bright Side compiled a list of 100 great films that conquered the world, gaining the love of film audiences and winning critical acclaim.

Drama

  1. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? 1993
  2. Dead Poets Society, 1989
  3. Scent of a Woman, 1992
  4. Seven Pounds, 2008
  5. Gandhi, 1982
  6. Forrest Gump, 1994
  7. The Notebook, 2004
  8. Breaking the Waves, 1996
  9. Cashback, 2005
  10. Pay It Forward, 2000
  11. Stranger Than Fiction, 2006
  12. The Ultimate Gift, 2006
  13. Good Will Hunting, 1997
  14. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, 1997
  15. Trainspotting, 1996
  16. The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
  17. The Valley of Light, 2007
  18. Offret, 1986
  19. The Fifth Seal, 1976
  20. Time, 2006
  21. Dogville, 2003
  22. Frida, 2002
  23. Noel, 2004
  24. Crash, 2004
  25. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, 2008
  26. Rain Man, 1988
  27. A Beautiful Mind, 2001
  28. The Pursuit of Happiness, 2006
  29. The Next Three Days, 2010
  30. The Last Emperor, 1987
  31. Life Is Beautiful, 1997

Sci-fi

  1. Limitless, 2011
  2. The Truman Show, 1998
  3. City of Angels, 1998
  4. Vanilla Sky, 2001
  5. Meet Joe Black, 1998
  6. The Family Man, 2000
  7. The Lake House, 2006
  8. K-PAX, 2001
  9. Bicentennial Man, 1999
  10. Avatar, 2009
  11. Mr. Nobody, 2009
  12. Inception, 2010
  13. Back to the Future, 1985
  14. Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope, 1977
  15. Artificial Intelligence: AI, 2001

Fantasy

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946
  2. What Dreams May Come, 1998
  3. Groundhog Day, 1993
  4. Dogma, 1999
  5. Angel-A, 2005
  6. Big Fish, 2003

Criminal Drama

  1. City of God, 2002
  2. Alpha Dog, 2005
  3. Revolver, 2005
  4. Fight Club, 1999
  5. The Green Mile, 1999
  6. Irreversible, 2002
  7. Hearts in Atlantis, 2001
  8. Léon, 1994
  9. Lucky Number Slevin, 2005
  10. Catch Me If You Can, 2002
  11. Se7en, 1995

Adventure

  1. Eight Below, 2005
  2. Into the Wild, 2007
  3. 127 Hours, 2010
  4. Interstate 60, 2001

Musical

  1. August Rush, 2007
  2. Billy Elliot, 2000
  3. Hustle & Flow, 2005
  4. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, 2001
  5. La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano, 1998
  6. La Vie en Rose, 2007
  7. The Chorus, 2004

Melodramas

  1. Sweet November, 2001
  2. Feast of Love, 2007
  3. Lost in Translation, 2003
  4. Sparrow, 2008
  5. Cruel Intentions, 1999
  6. A Walk to Remember, 2002
  7. Don Juan DeMarco, 1995

Romantic comedies

  1. Love Actually, 2003
  2. A Good Year, 2006
  3. The Holiday, 2006
  4. Under the Tuscan Sun, 2003
  5. Flipped, 2010

Sports

  1. The Legend of Bagger Vance, 2000
  2. Peaceful Warrior, 2006
  3. The World’s Fastest Indian, 2005
  4. Moneyball, 2011
  5. Friday Night Lights, 2004

Comedies

  1. Last Holiday, 2006
  2. Amélie, 2001
  3. La belle verte, 1996
  4. Patch Adams, 1998
  5. As Good as It Gets, 1997
  6. The Mighty, 1998

Documentaries

  1. Baraka, 1992
  2. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, 2014
  3. Ashes and Snow, 2005

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