Special Report

76 Movies With a Perfect Score from Critics

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31. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Nicole Newnham
> Starring: James Lebrecht, Lionel Je’Woodyard, Joseph O’Conor
> Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.

“Crip Camp” is a documentary that tells the story of activists who attend a summer camp for teenagers with disabilities where they launch, and become leaders of, a disability rights movement.

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32. Welcome to Chechnya (2020)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): David France
> Starring: Olga Baranova
> Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min.

A documentary that follows several activists who risk their lives fighting for LGBTQ rights and people who identify as gay or lesbian in the republic in southwestern Russia.

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33. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Steven Zaillian
> Starring: Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna
> Runtime: 1 hr. 49 min.

“Searching For Bobby Fischer,” which is based on a true story, follows 7-year-old chess prodigy Joshua Waitzkin who doesn’t want his talent to consume his life.

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34. Before Sunrise (1995)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Richard Linklater
> Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
> Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.

Two people with strong feelings for each other spend just a day together before going their separate ways.

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

35. The Last Picture Show (1971)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Peter Bogdanovich
> Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges
> Runtime: 2 hr. 5 min.

A group of high school students comes of age in a small, dying Texas town.

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36. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Joseph Sargent
> Starring: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw
> Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.

A gang in New York City hijacks a subway car and threatens to start shooting a person every 10 minutes until they get $1 million cash.

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37. The Terminator (1984)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): James Cameron
> Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton
> Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.

A cyborg (part man, part machine) travels back from the future to kill a woman whose unborn son will lead the revolution against machines. Another robot from the future travels back to protect her.

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38. Seven Samurai (1954)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Akira Kurosawa
> Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura
> Runtime: 3 hr. 24 min.

The story of warriors tasked with defending a village under siege from bandits.

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39. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): John Huston
> Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor
> Runtime: 1 hr. 41 min.

The ultimate film noir, with Humphrey Bogart playing Dashiell Hammett’s hard-boiled San Francisco private detective Sam Spade.

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40. Rio Bravo (1959)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Howard Hawks
> Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin
> Runtime: 2 hr. 22 min.

A sheriff seeks help from an alcoholic, a disabled deputy, and a young gunfighter to bring a murderer to justice.

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