Special Report

76 Movies With a Perfect Score from Critics

Source: Courtesy of Zenith International Films

11. The 400 Blows (1959)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): François Truffaut
> Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier
> Runtime: 1 hr. 37 min.

The story of a neglected boy living in Paris who is trying to make his life better by committing petty crimes but runs into trouble with the police.

Source: Courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures

12. Pinocchio (1940)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske
> Starring: Dick Jones, Dickie Jones
> Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min.

The film tells the story of a naive and trusting puppet-turned-human.

Source: Courtesy of Lionsgate

13. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Scott Derrickson
> Starring: Bob Jyono, Ann Jyono
> Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.

A documentary about a Catholic priest whose crimes of molesting children in the 1970s have been covered up by his superiors and the Catholic Church.

Source: Courtesy of Grasshopper Film

14. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Asghar Farhadi
> Starring: Pantea Bahram, Hamid Farokhnezhad
> Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.

On the first day at her new job, a woman finds herself in the middle of a domestic dispute between her boss and his wife.

Source: Courtesy of THINKFilm

15. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Alex Gibney
> Starring: Moazzam Begg, Willie Brand
> Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.

The documentary exposes the torture practices used by the U.S. military during the Afghanistan War.

Source: Courtesy of Film Movement

16. Ilo Ilo (2013)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Anthony Chen
> Starring: Angeli Bayani, Koh Jia Ler
> Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min.

“Ilo Ilo” follows a family during the Asian recession of the late 1990s. As the overstressed parents are working, a nanny takes care of their son and the two form a close bond.

Source: Courtesy of GathrFilms

17. The Square (2013)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Jehane Noujaim
> Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmed Hassan
> Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.

The documentary depicts the Egyptian Revolution that started in 2011 at Tahrir Square and the harsh day-to-day realities revolutionaries faced in its aftermath.

Source: Courtesy of GKIDS

18. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Isao Takahata
> Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mary Steenburgen
> Runtime: 2 hr. 17 min.

An animated film about a miniature girl who, as she grows to become a beautiful young woman, enthralls everyone around her and tasks her potential suitors with almost impossible jobs.

Source: Courtesy of Music Box Films

19. GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Shlomi Elkabetz
> Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy
> Runtime: 1 hr. 55 min.

The story of a woman’s three-year-long struggle to get a divorce from her devout Jewish husband.

Source: Courtesy of Sundance Selects

20. Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Ethan Hawke
> Starring: Seymour Bernstein, Kimball Gallagher
> Runtime: 1 hr. 24 min.

A documentary about the career and life of legendary classical pianist Seymour Bernstein, who retired from performing to teach.

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