Some films simply stay with you long after watching.
Here are fifty more movies worth viewing in my opinion, in no particular order, with more to come. I also included documentaries in this list. For part one, click here.
The Departed (2006) – Another Scorsese classic with an all-star cast, unique in highlighting the Irish instead of Italian mafia.
Detroit Rock City (1999) – An awesome comedy about four teenagers and their adventures trying to score KISS tickets.
Down in the Valley (2005) – The overlooked film starring Evan Rachel Wood as a rebellious teenager an Edward Norton as a delusional cowboy. Featuring music by Mazzy Star.
Double Jeopardy (1999) – The classic thriller starring Ashley Judd; the film that reminded us all that we can’t be charged for the same crime twice.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) – A moving film about a magazine editor who unexpectedly has a stroke and becomes paralyzed almost completely. Based on a true story.
The Devil’s Rejects (2005) – Rob Zombie’s follow-up about the Firefly family and their brutal killings; this time with the sheriff on their tail.
Drop Dead Fred (1991) – A childhood favorite, starring Phoebe Cates.
Empire Records (1995) – A day in the life of record store employees, with an amazing 90s soundtrack.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) – Michael Gondry’s fantastic tale of two lovers trying to erase the memory of each other.
Edward Scissor hands (1990) – Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s first magical collaboration together.
Ed Wood (1994) – The auto-biographical story of Ed Wood, his strange films and actors he hung around with. Starring Johnny Depp.
Edtv (1999) – Ron Howard’s bittersweet comedy starring Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman and Woody Harrelson.
Edmond (2005) – The story of a man (William H. Macy) who descends into New York’s gritty underbelly in a quest to find love, only to find himself involved in murder.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – One of John Hughes’ many classic creations.
The Fountain (2006) – Darren Aronofsky’s brilliant look into spirituality, death and the future of mankind.
The Fifth Element (1997) – Luc Besson’s excellent, futuristic sci-fi movie, starring Bruce Willis.
Fight Club (1999) – David Fincher’s tense depiction of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel.
Freeway (1996)– The underrated violent comedy about urban youth, starring Reese Witherspoon.
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) – Terry Gilliam’s depiction of Hunter S. Thompson’s infamous novel.
From Hell (2001) – The tale of Jack the Ripper, starring Johnny Depp as the detective set out to catch him.
Friends with Money (2006) – An all-star cast surrounds this story of four friends who find themselves torn apart by differences in income and relationships.
Frost/Nixon (2008) – Ron Howard’s auto-biographical account of the Watergate interviews with Richard Nixon and David Frost (played by Frank Langella and Sam Rockwell.)
Forrest Gump (1994) – The classic film starring Tom Hanks, with a great soundtrack and depiction of life in the 60s and 70s.
Frida (2002) – Salma Hayek shines in this autobiographical account of painter an artist Frida Kahlo.
Fargo (1996) – The well-cast murder-mystery from the Coen Brothers.
Fear (1996) – A tale of teenage love turned to obsession, from director James Foley.
Friday (1995) – The classic, comedic tale of life in the hood.
Good Will Hunting (1997) – From director Gus Van Sant, a tale of a math-genius who has too much hometown pride to pursue his talents.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) – The comedic action flick about a hit-man (John Cusack) who decides to attend his high school reunion.
Girl Next Door (2004) – The bittersweet comedy about a boy who falls for a porn star. Much better than it was advertised, with a great soundtrack.
The Goonies (1985) – The classic, starring a young Josh Brolin; directed by Richard Donner.
Girl, Interrupted (1999) – Film based on the memoirs of Susanna Kaysen’s stay at a mental hospital in the 60s.
Garden State (2004) – Zach Braff’s directorial effort about a boy who comes home for his mother’s funeral and for the first time goes off his medication. A great soundtrack as well.
Go (1999) – A story about several teens and their adventures with drugs, sex and gambling debts.
The Graduate (1967) – The classic story of a college graduate and his affair with Mrs. Robinson. With an awesome soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) – The fantastic documentary, with Johnny Depp as narrator.
Hard Candy (2005) – The underrated psychological thriller starring Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson. Brings up important questions about victims, abuse and revenge.
Heat (1995) – The intense LA crime drama from Michael Mann, starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro, among other great actors in this all-star cast.
Home Alone (1990) – The classic film starring Macaulay Culkin.
Half-Baked (1998) – Dave Chappell (and other comedians) star in this colorful, pot-filled comedy about three friends trying to bail their friend out of jail. With tons of cameos.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) – A film people of all ages will enjoy, about “the most astonishing adventure in the universe (that begins) when the world ends.”
Heaven (2002) – Not what you’d expect. An underrated film starring Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi, about a woman who wants to avenge her husband’s death and ends up running away with an officer who unexpectedly decides to help her. With one of the most beautiful and breathless film endings I’ve ever seen.
Harold & Maude (1971) – The timeless classic about a young boy, obsessed with death, who meets a lively woman in her 70s and falls in love. With an excellent soundtrack by Cat Stevens.
Inception (2010) -Christopher Nolan’s excellent mystery-thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Igby Goes Down (2002) – Following themes present in “Catcher in the Rye” is the coming-of-age tale of Igby Slocomb and his struggles growing up and dealing with the past. Darkly humorous but bitter-sweet at its core, this film will stay with you long after its completion, and stars Claire Danes, Ryan Phillippe, Amanda Peet, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Susan Sarandon and Kieran Culkin as Igby.
Irreversible (2002) – Gaspar Noe’s breathtaking French film starring Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel.
Inland Empire (2006) – David Lynch’s latest release, surrounding a woman (Laura Dern) who gets involved with a co-star on a movie set, when the lines between reality and acting begin to blur. A mind-bender, not for the faint of heart.
Interview with a Vampire (1994) – Based on the novel by Anne Rice, before the “Twilight” frenzy, came a unique film about the morals of vampires. Starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.
The Illusionist (2006) – Starring Jessica Biel an Edward Norton comes a film about magic, love and deception in Vienna.
I’m Not There (2007) – An all-star cast surrounds this classic look at the life and times of musician Bob Dylan, exploring his personality through six different actors, including Cate Blanchett.