The Best Movies of World Cinema

by Prashast_Singh | created - 14 Jul 2017 | updated - 20 hours ago | Public

The best movies of world cinema, in my honest opinion. Every film has its own special things which make it best of world cinema.

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1. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Not Rated | 167 min | Action, Drama

When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia

Votes: 69,265 | Gross: $20.19M

2. Baahubali (2015)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama

In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj

Votes: 96,706 | Gross: $6.74M

3. Fan (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Gaurav develops an obsession with a movie star who looks just like him. He goes to Mumbai to meet his idol, but he refuses to grant him five minutes of his time. Gaurav is enraged and plots to destroy his hero.

Director: Maneesh Sharma | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Manoj Anand, Carolina Main, Sayani Gupta

Votes: 40,307 | Gross: $1.36M

4. Dangal (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari | Stars: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Votes: 135,712 | Gross: $12.39M

5. Ra.One (2011)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

60 Metascore

When the titular antagonist of an action game takes on physical form, it's only the game's less powerful protagonist who can save his creator's family.

Director: Anubhav Sinha | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor, Shahana Goswami

Votes: 36,521 | Gross: $2.51M

6. The Terror Live (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Thriller

A newsman discovers he's been rigged with a bomb after he has an exclusive interview with a terrorist who blew up a bridge.

Director: Byung-woo Kim | Stars: Won-Jin Ahn, Duk-moon Choi, Jin-ho Choi, Jung-woo Ha

Votes: 5,203

7. Silenced (2011)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Based on real events, this film depicts the story of a school for the hearing-impaired where young deaf students were sexually assaulted by the faculty members over a long period of time.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Hyeon-soo Kim, Jee-Young Kim

Votes: 9,272

8. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 124,616 | Gross: $2.13M

9. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 480,682 | Gross: $0.71M

10. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, In-seo Kim, Joon-Hyuk Lee

Votes: 99,722 | Gross: $0.13M

11. Rough Cut (2008)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama

A gangster who wants to be an actor; an actor more gangster than anything. Here their paths and lives begin to cross.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Ji-seob So, Soo-hyun Hong, Hie-jin Jang, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 2,275

12. The Yellow Sea (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

When the attempt to kill a professor goes wrong, a series of violent events are triggered which force a taxi driver to run for his life.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yoon-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Seok-jeong Hwang

Votes: 17,127

13. 31st October (2015)

109 min | Action, Drama, History

The assassination of Indira Gandhi leads to a slow spread of brutal violence against Sikhs, leaving a Sikh man and his family trapped in endless danger.

Director: Shivaji Lotan Patil | Stars: Soha Ali Khan, Lakha Lakhwinder Singh, Nagesh Bhonsle, Arohi Radhakrishnan

Votes: 206

14. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 471,585 | Gross: $334.20M

15. The Classified File (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

A detective and a fortune teller join forces to find a kidnapped child whom none expects to be alive.

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Hae-jin Yoo, Bong-sik Hyun, Ji-Geon Jang

Votes: 625

16. Confession of Murder (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Lee Du-seok publishes an autobiography describing murders he committed after the statute of limitations expires. A detective and one of the victim's mothers search for the author while another killer begins a spree of murders.

Director: Byung-gil Jung | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Shi-hoo Park, Hae-Kyun Jung, Yeong-ae Kim

Votes: 7,764

17. The Age of Shadows (2016)

TV-MA | 140 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

Korean resistance fighters smuggle explosives to destroy facilities controlled by Japanese forces in this period action thriller.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Byung-Hun Lee, Yoo Gong, Richard Epcar

Votes: 7,298 | Gross: $0.54M

18. Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Thriller

A boy with five fathers who is attached to the criminal underworld. A sinister past is about to be revealed as he is forced to join the killing spree.

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang | Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Jin-woong Cho, Hyun-Sung Jang, Seong-gyoon Kim

Votes: 3,554

19. The Chaser (2008)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

A disgraced ex-policeman who runs a small ring of prostitutes finds himself in a race against time when one of his women goes missing.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Yoon-seok Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Yeong-hie Seo, Yoo-Jeong Kim

Votes: 52,690

20. 3 Idiots (2009)

PG-13 | 170 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 316,278 | Gross: $6.53M

21. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Won Bin, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 57,809 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Rocky Handsome (2016)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Thriller

A reclusive pawn shop owner sets his sights on revenge when vicious gangsters kidnap his drug-addicted neighbor's young daughter.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: John Abraham, Nishikant Kamat, Sharad Kelkar, Teddy Maurya

Votes: 6,719

23. Anniyan (2005)

Not Rated | 181 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Ramanujam, who suffers from multiple personality disorder, works as a lawyer by day and a vigilante at night. He uses tips from the 'Garuda Purana' as his tools to expose various antisocial elements.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj, Vivek

Votes: 12,837

24. PK (2014)

Not Rated | 153 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

Director: Rajkumar Hirani | Stars: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani

Votes: 147,239 | Gross: $10.62M

25. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A police officer retires after an accident during a case investigation. Years later, he is forced to relive the past as he narrates the story to his friend's son.

Director: Karthick Naren | Stars: Rahman, Prakash Raghavan, Sharath Kumar, Santhosh Krishna

Votes: 9,790

26. Maanagaram (2017)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Thriller

Four youngsters arrive in a big city and their lives become interlinked.

Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj | Stars: Sundeep Kishan, Sri, Regina Cassandra, Charlie

Votes: 2,936

27. Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A brilliant scientist builds a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to act against him.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 23,819 | Gross: $4.37M

28. Special 26 (2013)

Not Rated | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill

Votes: 47,294 | Gross: $1.08M

29. Shivaay (2016)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A skilled mountaineer races against time to rescue his mute daughter from the clutches of human traffickers in Bulgaria.

Director: Ajay Devgn | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abigail Eames, Erika Kaar, Sayyeshaa Saigal

Votes: 9,278

30. Udta Punjab (2016)

TV-MA | 148 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A story that revolves around drug abuse in the affluent north Indian State of Punjab and how the youth there have succumbed to it en-masse resulting in a socio-economic decline.

Director: Abhishek Chaubey | Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh

Votes: 24,485

31. Aalavandhan (2001)

Not Rated | 177 min | Action, Thriller

A psychopath tries to protect his twin brother from a lady he visualizes as his evil stepmother, and eventually ends up fighting with him.

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala, Kitu Gidwani

Votes: 1,794

32. Black Friday (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

A film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Pavan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastava, Dibyendu Bhattacharya

Votes: 17,042 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Pink (III) (2016)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Thriller

When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury | Stars: Taapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang

Votes: 34,808 | Gross: $1.24M

34. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.

Director: Kabir Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kareena Kapoor

Votes: 66,980 | Gross: $8.18M

35. Trapped (XVII) (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A man struggles to survive after he unintentionally locks himself up in a high rise devoid of food, water and electricity.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa, Shiladitya Sen, Rahul Patel

Votes: 8,664

36. Dhoom 3 (2013)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Thriller

61 Metascore

When Sahir, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics, turns into a thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago that ruined his father, Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya | Stars: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra

Votes: 41,424 | Gross: $8.03M

37. Airlift (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History

When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

Director: Raja Menon | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 50,103

38. Gabbar is Back (2015)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action

A grief-stricken man takes the law into his own hands when he begins to kidnap and murder corrupt public servants.

Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Kareena Kapoor, Chitrangda Singh

Votes: 21,628

39. Kaththi (2014)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Drama

Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 16,374

40. Laal Rang (2016)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The friendship of two men is tested when things go wrong in their blood theft business.

Director: Syed Ahmad Afzal | Stars: Randeep Hooda, Akshay Oberoi, Rajniesh Duggall, Piaa Bajpai

Votes: 3,815

41. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

131 min | Drama

In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

Votes: 1,581

42. The Admiral (2014)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

Admiral Yi Sun-sin faces a tough challenge when he is forced to defend his nation with just 13 battleships against 300 Japanese enemy ships in the Battle of Myeongryang.

Director: Han-min Kim | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Seung-ryong Ryu, Jin-woong Cho, Myung-gon Kim

Votes: 9,356 | Gross: $2.59M

43. The Ghazi Attack (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Thriller, War

A Pakistani submarine, Ghazi plans to secretly attack Vizag port. For doing so, it has to get past Indian submarine S21.

Director: Sankalp Reddy | Stars: Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Om Puri

Votes: 10,585

44. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Thriller