List of great movies: India and international (brief reviews) 4

Here is your window to some of the best movies in the world, in my perspective.

The following ratings are not by a trained movie critic, but by as passionate movie buff. So, if the ratings reflect anything, it reflects my taste. In general, I tend to like movies with good stories, powerful but subtle dialog, good music that’s not conspicuous, acting that’s not overly dramatic and stories that “could have been true”.  I thought of putting it together both as record for my own sake and to share a list of movies with those who may share my taste. I welcome comments and suggestions.
This page is being revamped and will be fully functional in a while. As of now I only have a list of movies with my rating, and no reviews. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Movies and Rating

Anbe Sivam 10 Tamil
Dancer in the Dark 10 English
Todo sobre mi madre 10 Spanish
Ba wang bie ji 10 Chinese
Battaglia di Algeri, La 10 Italian
My Fair Lady 10 English
The Great Dictator 10 English
Modern Times 10 Silent movie
Dr. Strangelove 10 English
Brokeback Mountain 9 English
Shwaas/ Breath 9 Marathi
Diarios de motocicleta 9 Spanish
Peepli Live 9 Hindi
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer 9 Hindi
No Man’s Land 9
Colour of paradise/ Rang-e khoda 9 Farsi
Children of Heaven 9 Farsi
Mississippi Masala 9 English
Cinema Paradiso 9 Italian
Vedham Pudhithu 9 Tamil
Sindhu Bhairavi 9 Tamil
Gandhi 9 English
Varumayin Niram Sivappu 9 Tamil
Allegro non troppo 9 Italian
12 Angry Men 9 English
Smiles of a summer night 9 Swedish
The grapes of wrath 9 English
M 9 German
The lives of others 8 German
Lage Raho Munnabhai 8 Hindi
Hotel Rwanda 8 English
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi 8 Hindi
Walking on Water 8 English
Central do Brasil 8 Portuguese
On connaît la chanson 8 French
Postino, Il 8 Italian
Ondanondu Kaladalli 8 Kannada
Rashômon 8 Japanese
Ladri di biciclette 8 Italian
39 Steps 8 English
Alice in Wonderland 8 English
Yojimbo 7 Japanese
Sarkar 7 Hindi
15 Park Avenue 7 Bengali
Page 3 7 Hindi
As Good as It Gets 7 English
Brazil 7 English
Ran 7 Japanese
Salangai Oli 7 Tamil
Amadeus 7 English
All the President’s Men 7 English
Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos 7 Portuguese
Sila nerangalil sila manithargal 7 Tamil
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi 7 Hindi
Mozhi 7 Tamil
American Desi 6 English
Sense & Sensibility 6 English
Dirty Dancing 6 English
Kelid 6 Farsi
Singin’ in the Rain 6 English
Casablanca 6 English
Jhankaar Beats 5 Hindi
Munnabhai M.B.B.S. 5 Hindi
Finding Nemo 5 English
Kannathil Muthamittal 5 Tamil
Kandukondain Kandukondain 5 Tamil
American Pie 5 English
Fargo 5 English
The Princess Bride 5 English
Manhattan 5 English
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 4 English
Vasool Raja M.B.B.S 4 Tamil
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 4 English
Entre tinieblas 4 Spanish
Parapluies de Cherbourg, Les 4 French
Soliti ignoti, I 4 Italian
Don 3 Hindi
Million Dollar Baby 3 English
Euro Trip 3 English
The man with out a past 3 Finnish
The incredible theft 3 English
Bhuvan Shome 3 Hindi
It Happened One Day 3 English
The Great Raid 2 English
The Bank 2 English
Mademoiselle Strip-tease 2 English
Baby Face 2 English

About Vivek Srinivasan

I work with the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University. Before this, I worked with the Right to Food Campaign and other rights based campaigns in India. To learn more, click here.

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