31. Léon: The Professional (1994)
Mathilda is just a 12 years old girl but is already. Her father abuses her and works with corrupt police officers to store drugs. Even her mother does not care for her. Léon is a hitman who is hired by mobster Tony. All of sudden, a dishonest DEA agent Stansfield kills her family and she becomes an orphan because. Then she develops an odd but beautiful connection with Léon. After some time she becomes his protégée. Léon teaches her how to be an assassin because she wants to avenge the deaths of her family. This movie from the IMDb Top 250 list is one of the best movies of all time.
Director: Martin Campbell
Producer: Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli
Writer: Ian Fleming, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis
Starring: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello
32. Hara-Kiri (1962)
Hanshiro Tsugumo is a samurai getting old, asks to commit a ritual suicide on the property of Kageyu Saito. Kageyu thinks it’s a scheme to gain his trust and sympathy to get a job. Saito tells him about another samurai who wanted to commit honorable suicide. Then he reveals the connection of their pasts and challenges the clan’s integrity. He didn’t die honorably, in fact, he was brutaly forced to commit traditional suicide. So, it wasn’t their traditional hara-kiri. Tsugumo also reveals that the samurai was his son-in-law. The disclosure sets off a fierce conflict. Hara-Kiri is among the best older foreign movies that are on the IMDb Top 250 list.
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Producer: Ginichi Kishimoto
Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Akira Ishihama, Yoshio Inabal, Tetsurō Tamba, Rentarō Mikuni
33. The Usual Suspects (1995)
Five men are arrested for questioning a truck hijack in New York. They are not guilty of the crime so they make a revenge plan against the police. Kint tries to convince the police that the crime exists and is also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a heist which ended with a cargo ship set on fire. This movie ends with a big twist.
Director: Bryan Singer
Producer: Bryan Singer, Michael McDonnell
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin Spacey, Suzy Amis, Benicio del Toro, Giancarlo Esposito
34. The Lion King (1994)
‘The Lion King’ is Disney’s animated feature movie. This movie describes the adventures of the lion prince Simba. Simba’s savage uncle, Scar, makes a plan to steal the throne. Scar claims he killed them but Simba escapes, in fact, Simba grows up to the fullest of his potential. Then Simba returns to take his homeland back.
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Producer: Don Hahn
Writer: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton and more
Starring: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings, Madge Sinclair
35. The Pianist (2002)
A brilliant Jewish pianist named Wladyslaw Szpilman on a radio station. Then World War II begins and Warsaw turns into a whole different place. The war takes Szpilman into the Warsaw Ghetto then he gets separated from his family. Szpilman hides to survive in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw. This movie explains the harsh realities of the war to survive, a story so emotional that can make anybody cry.
Director: Roman Polanski
Producer: Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde
Writer: Ronald Harwood, Władysław Szpilman
Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer