20 Movies Like Citizen Kane

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The Godfather

The Godfather
The Godfather
Internet Movie Database: 9.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 175 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 31 wins & 31 nominations total
Writer: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Actors: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
Language: English, Italian, Latin
Country: United States
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“The Godfather” is a crime film that follows the Corleone family, led by Don Vito Corleone, as they navigate power struggles and rivalries within the Italian-American mafia in New York City. The movie explores themes of loyalty, family, and the consequences of a life of crime.

Casablanca

Casablanca
Casablanca
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 14 wins & 11 nominations total
Writer: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch
Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Language: English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Country: United States
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“Casablanca” is a classic romantic drama set during World War II, revolving around a cynical American expatriate who must choose between his love for a woman and helping her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca.

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 97/100
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Runtime: 238 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Awards: Won 8 Oscars. 21 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard, Oliver H.P. Garrett
Actors: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Gone with the Wind” is a classic epic romance set during the American Civil War, following the turbulent life of Scarlett O’Hara as she navigates love, loss, and the changing social landscape of the South. It explores themes of survival, resilience, and the destructive consequences of war.

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 218 min
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Awards: Won 7 Oscars. 31 wins & 14 nominations total
Writer: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Actors: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
Language: English, Arabic, Turkish
Country: United Kingdom
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The Lawrence of Arabia movie is a biographical epic that follows the journey of T.E. Lawrence, a British intelligence officer, as he leads Arab tribes in a revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It explores his complex relationships with the Arab leaders, his struggles with identity, and the impact of his actions on the region.

Vertigo

Vertigo
Vertigo
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 100/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 9 wins & 7 nominations total
Writer: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, Pierre Boileau
Actors: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Vertigo” is a psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The movie follows a former detective who develops an intense obsession with a mysterious woman, leading to a complex web of deception, manipulation, and psychological torment.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
Internet Movie Database: 9.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 142 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. 21 wins & 42 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Frank Darabont
Actors: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Shawshank Redemption” is a drama film that follows the story of a banker named Andy Dufresne who is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary. Through his friendship with fellow inmate Red, Andy navigates the harsh realities of prison life, maintains hope, and ultimately finds redemption.

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
Internet Movie Database: 8.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 154 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 69 wins & 72 nominations total
Writer: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Actors: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson
Language: English, Spanish, French
Country: United States
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“Pulp Fiction is a nonlinear crime film that intertwines the stories of various characters, including hitmen, a boxer, and a gangster’s wife, as they navigate through a series of violent and darkly comedic events in Los Angeles. The film explores themes of redemption, violence, and the blurred lines between good and evil.”

The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather Part II
The Godfather Part II
Internet Movie Database: 9.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 202 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 6 Oscars. 17 wins & 21 nominations total
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
Actors: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
Language: English, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Sicilian
Country: United States
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The Godfather: Part II is a crime drama film that follows the parallel stories of Michael Corleone as he expands his family’s criminal empire and his father, Vito Corleone, as he rises to power in early 20th century New York City. It explores themes of power, loyalty, and the consequences of a life immersed in organized crime.

Schindler’s List

Schindler's List
Schindler's List
Internet Movie Database: 9.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 195 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Awards: Won 7 Oscars. 91 wins & 49 nominations total
Writer: Thomas Keneally, Steven Zaillian
Actors: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
Language: English, Hebrew, German, Polish, Latin
Country: United States
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“Schindler’s List” is a historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of over a thousand Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories. The film depicts the atrocities of the Holocaust and the moral transformation of Schindler as he risks everything to protect the lives of those persecuted by the Nazis.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 133 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 38 wins & 15 nominations total
Writer: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, Ken Kesey
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a movie about a rebellious criminal who feigns insanity to avoid prison and is sent to a mental institution. There, he challenges the oppressive authority of the head nurse and inspires his fellow patients to reclaim their autonomy.

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight
Internet Movie Database: 9.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 152 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 163 wins & 164 nominations total
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer
Actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
Language: English, Mandarin
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Dark Knight” is a superhero film that follows Batman as he faces off against the Joker, a criminal mastermind wreaking havoc in Gotham City. The movie explores themes of chaos, morality, and the blurred line between hero and villain.

The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 27 wins & 20 nominations total
Writer: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas
Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Empire Strikes Back” is the second installment in the original Star Wars trilogy. It follows the Rebel Alliance as they face off against the powerful Galactic Empire, with Luke Skywalker training as a Jedi under the guidance of Yoda and the revelation of a shocking family secret.

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 98/100
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Runtime: 207 min
Genre: Action, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
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“Seven Samurai” is a Japanese epic film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It follows a group of seven masterless samurai who are hired by a farming village to defend them against bandits, ultimately exploring themes of honor, sacrifice, and the complexities of human nature.

The Graduate

The Graduate
The Graduate
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 83/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 22 wins & 17 nominations total
Writer: Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb
Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Graduate” is a coming-of-age film about a recent college graduate named Benjamin Braddock who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson, and later falls in love with her daughter, Elaine. The movie explores themes of disillusionment, societal expectations, and the complexities of relationships in 1960s America.

Raging Bull

Raging Bull
Raging Bull
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 24 wins & 28 nominations total
Writer: Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage
Actors: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Raging Bull” is a biographical sports drama film that follows the rise and fall of boxer Jake LaMotta, depicting his turbulent personal life and his struggles inside and outside the ring, ultimately exploring themes of violence, jealousy, and self-destruction.”

Goodfellas

Goodfellas
Goodfellas
Internet Movie Database: 8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 145 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 44 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Actors: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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“Goodfellas” is a crime film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the true story of Henry Hill, a former mobster. It follows Hill’s rise and fall in the Italian-American mafia, showcasing the allure and brutality of the criminal underworld.

Chinatown

Chinatown
Chinatown
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 21 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: Robert Towne, Roman Polanski
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Language: English, Cantonese, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Chinatown” is a neo-noir film set in 1930s Los Angeles, following private detective Jake Gittes as he investigates a case of adultery that leads him into a web of corruption, deceit, and a shocking conspiracy involving water rights and murder in the city’s Chinatown district.

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 147 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 21 wins & 33 nominations total
Writer: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr
Actors: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
Language: English, French, Vietnamese
Country: United States
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“Apocalypse Now is a war film set during the Vietnam War, following Captain Willard as he embarks on a dangerous mission to assassinate a renegade colonel, Kurtz, who has gone insane and established his own brutal empire deep in the jungle.”

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 97/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 5 wins & 4 nominations total
Writer: John Huston, Dashiell Hammett
Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Maltese Falcon” is a film noir detective story about a private investigator who becomes embroiled in a complex web of deceit and murder while searching for a valuable statuette. As he navigates a world of double-crossing characters, he must unravel the mystery and determine who can be trusted.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 13 wins & 14 nominations total
Writer: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf
Actors: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Wizard of Oz is a classic fantasy film about a young girl named Dorothy who is transported to a magical land called Oz, where she embarks on a journey to find the powerful Wizard and return home. Along the way, she befriends a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion, and together they face various challenges and learn valuable lessons about courage, friendship, and self-discovery.

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