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Best Movies List of Before 2000


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The Godfather (1972)

Aggregate Rating: 292 | Imdb: 9 | Metascore: 100 | Earnings: $134.82M

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.


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Schindler's List (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 282 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 93 | Earnings: $96.07M

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.


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Psycho (1960)

Aggregate Rating: 282 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 97 | Earnings: $32.00M

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.


Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb poster

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Aggregate Rating: 281 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 96 | Earnings: null

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.


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Star Wars (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 279 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: $460.94M

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.


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Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)

Aggregate Rating: 279 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $6.10M

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.


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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 276 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $216.12M

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.


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Goodfellas (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 276 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: $46.84M

The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.


Taxi Driver poster

Taxi Driver (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 276 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 93 | Earnings: null

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.


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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 275 | Imdb: 9 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $57.30M

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.


The Shawshank Redemption poster

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 273 | Imdb: 9 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $28.34M

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.


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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 272 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 100 | Earnings: $6.00M

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.


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Back to the Future (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 271 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $210.61M

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.


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Blade Runner (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 271 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: $27.00M

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.


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Patton (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 271 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 91 | Earnings: null

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.


The Silence of the Lambs poster

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $130.73M

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.


Aliens poster

Aliens (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $85.20M

The moon from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?


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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 270 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $242.37M

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.


Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back poster

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 269 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $290.16M

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.


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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 269 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $56.72M

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.



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