Top English Movies


The Top English Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top English List". Lists are calculated daily.

21. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Year of Release: 1977
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: George Lucas
Actors: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness
Plot: A kid named Luke Skywalker, flees his home after his family is murdered, goes into outer space to face Tie Fighters and the evil Darth Vador, while making friends with Han and Princess Leia.

22. Se7en

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Fincher
Actors: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey
Plot: A retiring officer and his soon-to-be replacement track a serial killer who is using the seven deadly sins as his guide.

23. Gladiator

Year of Release: 2000
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed
Plot: Maximus, a general and friend of Caesar, is sold as a slave by the new emperor to protect his thrown from Maximus who is the chosen heir. He fights as a gladiator to slowly wait for his revenge.

24. Braveheart

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mel Gibson
Actors: Mel Gibson, James Robinson, Brendan Gleeson, David O'Hara
Plot: Mel Gibson's first official movie as producer paints a tragic, and sometimes beautiful, picture of what sacrifices must be made for freedom. Mel plays a thirteen-century freedom fighting Scott who motivates his countrymen to fight against the corrupt government.

25. The Departed

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen
Plot: Two detectives who go through the same training, and perform well are on opposite sides of the war between a big wig Irish crime boss. They both struggle to figure out who the mole is.

26. Die Hard

Year of Release: 1988
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John McTiernan
Actors: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman, Reginald VelJohnson
Plot: A terrorist group takes over a L.A. office building on Christmas, and tough New York cop John McLain is the only one who can stop them.

27. The Lion King

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Animation
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Roger Allers
Actors: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Moira Kelly
Plot: The son of the King of the Jungle believes he killed his father where he goes into exile. The rest of the pack believes he's dead when he decides to come back to regain control several years later when he questions his confidence.

28. 12 Angry Men

Year of Release: 1957
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Sidney Lumet
Actors: Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Joseph Sweeney, Lee J. Cobb
Plot: One man on a jury stands alone in a case in which most are initially convinced one way but one by one may be convinced another way.

29. The Shining

Year of Release: 1980
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Plot: A man and his family head to a isolated hotel to "house sit." As the loneliness sets in, the husband begins to go insane, while the boy sees things that no one else can..

30. Psycho

Year of Release: 1960
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John McIntire
Plot: A woman goes missing after stealing money from her boss?s client. The last place she was seen was at the Bates motel, run by a young, intriguing man.

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