Movies worth watching

List of the best movies worth watching, selected by visitors to our site: Gone Girl, The Intouchables, Inception, Interstellar, Django Unchained, Whiplash, The Help, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Prestige.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Gone Girl (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotAbduction, Treason, Mystery, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceNew York, Office, USA
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

The Intouchables (2011)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CharactersFriends, Partners, Disabled people, Millionaires
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Friendship
StyleWorth watching, Touching, Soulful, Interesting, Inspirational

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Fight, Virtual Reality, Chase, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Philosophical, Action, Smart

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Interstellar (2014)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFarmers, Scientists, Astronauts, Astronauts
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, End of the world, Survival
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Spaceships, Fantastic worlds
StyleWorth watching, To cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Best soundtracks

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Django Unchained (2012)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, western
CharactersLifeguards, Partners, Heroes, Hunters
PlotLove, Fight, Revenge, Slavery, The escape
PlaceWild West, USA, Mansions
StyleWorth watching, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Black humor

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Whiplash (2014)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, music
CharactersTeachers, Musicians, Drummers
PlotLove, Obsession, Relationship, Music
StyleWorth watching

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

The Help (2011)
Markimdb: 8
CountryUSA, India, United Arab Emirates
CharactersWriters, Maids
PlaceSmall cities
StyleWorth watching, Touching, Makes me think, Retro, Fascinating

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersDragons, Wizards, Horses, Monsters, Elves
PlotAdventure, Magic, Travel
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Fascinating, Spectacular, Epic

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWitch, Wizards, Teachers, Family, Childrens
PlotAdventure, Multi-part, Magic, Ghosts, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, London, Boarding school
StyleWorth watching, For children, Exciting, Touching, Atmospheric

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

The Prestige (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersMagician, Wizards, Scammers, Brothers, Twins
PlotLove, Magic, Jealousy, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceEngland, London, Court
Time19th century
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersWizards, Elves, Heroes, Warriors
PlotAdventure, Multi-part, Magic, Travel, Saving the World
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Disturbing

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Fight Club (1999)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
PlotSplit personality, Fights without rules, Fight, Obsession, Loneliness
StyleWorth watching, Unexpected ending, Philosophical, For men, Atmospheric

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersPirates, Military, Immortals, Alcoholics
PlotAdventure, Multi-part, Treasures, Love, Ghosts
PlacePrison, Uninhabited island, Sea, Ships, Islands
Time18th century
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Atmospheric

Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.

Shutter Island (2010)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, detective
CharactersDoctors, Psychopath
PlotSplit personality, Investigation, Chase, The escape, Puzzles
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Sea, Islands, Hospitals, USA
StyleWorth watching, Noir

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama, crime
CharactersScammers, Friends, Good people, Prisoner
PlotSurvival, Fate, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleWorth watching, Fascinating, To cry, Touching, Atmospheric

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

The Green Mile (1999)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, drama, crime, detective
CharactersGood people
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers, False accusations
StyleWorth watching, To cry, Touching, Long, Sad ones

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Forrest Gump (1994)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersFriends, Losers, Soldier, Good people
PlotAdventure, Love, War, Sports, Travel
PlaceChina, New York, USA
StyleWorth watching, To cry, Touching, Makes me think, Soulful

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

Schindler's List (1993)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersJews, Heroes
PlotOn real events, War, Survival
PlaceGhetto, Germany, Concentration camp
TimeWorld War II
StyleWorth watching, Fascinating, Touching, Depressive, Serious

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

The Matrix (1999)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersHackers, Heroes
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Multi-part, Technology, Virtual Reality, Freedom
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Philosophical, Makes me think, Cyberpunk

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Partners, Smugglers, Gangsters
PlotGambling, Robbery, Fight, Abduction, Weapon
PlaceEngland, London
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, For men, Smart, Fancy

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.