1. Schindler's List (1993): Set in Poland during the time of the second World War, this shows Oskar Schindler becoming gradually concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
2. Psycho (1960): A Phoenix secretary steals forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run and then checks into a remote motel run by a young man who is dominated by his mother.
3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991): The story is set around a young FBI cadet who must confide in a manipulative killer to take his help on catching another serial killer who is accused of skinning his victims.
4. Gandhi (1982): This one is the biography of the great Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the famous leader involved in the Indian war of independence against the British rule.
5. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962): A lawyer in the depression era, Atticus Finch, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge and his kids against prejudice.
6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969): Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when they feel the law is getting too close to them.
7. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930): Set in the soul-destroying horror of the first World War, this is the story of a young soldier facing profound disillusionment.
8. Out of Africa (1985): The story of 20th century colonial Kenya, where a Danish baroness has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
9. Network (1976): A television network exploits a deranged former anchor's revelations about the news media for its own profit.
10. Taxi Driver (1976): A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York city where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.