Paul Herman

Joy

Joy

Joy
IMDb: 6.6
124 min

A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country\'s most successful entrepreneurs.

American Hustle

American Hustle

American Hustle
IMDb: 7.2
138 min

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

Genre: Best 2013
Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook
IMDb: 7.7
122 min

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Genre: Best 2012
Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart
IMDb: 7.2
112 min

When reporter Jean Craddock interviews Bad Blake -- an alcoholic, seen-better-days country music legend -- they connect, and the hard-living crooner sees a possible saving grace in a life with Jean and her young son. But can he leave behind an existence playing in the shadow of Tommy, the upstart kid he once mentored?

Genre: Best 2009
We Own the Night

We Own the Night

We Own the Night
IMDb: 6.8
117 min

A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.

15 Minutes

15 Minutes

15 Minutes
IMDb: 6.1
120 min

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show \"Top Story.\"

The Fan

The Fan

The Fan
IMDb: 5.9
116 min

When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory... not even murder.

Heat

Heat

Heat
IMDb: 8.2
170 min

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

Casino

Casino

Casino
IMDb: 8.2
179 min

In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam \"Ace\" Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he\'s a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

Bullets over Broadway

Bullets over Broadway

Bullets over Broadway
IMDb: 7.4
98 min

Set in 1920\'s New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick\'s girl friend Olive Neal gets the part of a psychiatrist, and Olive is a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist as well as being a dreadful actress. Agreeing to this first compromise is the first step to Broadway\'s complete seduction of David, who neglects longtime girl friend Ellen. Meanwhile David puts up with Warner Purcell, the leading man who is a compulsive eater, Helen Sinclair, the grand dame who wants her part jazzed up, and Cheech, Olive\'s interfering hitman / bodyguard. Eventually, the playwright must decide whether art or life is more important.

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Goodfellas
IMDb: 8.7
145 min

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Next of Kin

Next of Kin

Next of Kin
IMDb: 5.9
108 min

Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother\'s killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

New York Stories

New York Stories

New York Stories
IMDb: 6.4
124 min

Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; third, by Allen, is a witty piece of comedy about the impossibility of getting rid of the son\'s role.

Big

Big

Big
IMDb: 7.3
104 min

A young boy, Josh Baskin makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman. What will he find out about this strange world?

The Big Blue

The Big Blue

The Big Blue
IMDb: 7.6
168 min

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a boy; to the bewilderment of scientists, Jacques harbors a remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water, so that his vital signs more closely resemble that of dolphins than men (he even considers a school of dolphins as his extended family). As Enzo persuades a reluctant Jacques to compete against him in a free diving contest -- determining who can dive deeper and longer without scuba gear -- Jacques meets Johana, a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

The Color of Money

The Color of Money

The Color of Money
IMDb: 7.0
119 min

Former pool hustler \"Fast Eddie\" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent\'s showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

At Close Range

At Close Range

At Close Range
IMDb: 7.0
111 min

Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia\'s most notorious crime families during the 1970\'s. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... and ultimately, murder.

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America
IMDb: 8.4
229 min

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Genre: Best Crime