1. Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
Eddy was formerly referred to as a cardsharp. So he and his three buddies decide to put up £25,000 each to allow him to participate in an illegal high-roller game. It is conducted by Hatchet Harry, one of the local bad guys. However, the game was rigged, and he now owes Harry £500,000. Along with dire threats of losing each of his fingers one by one if he does not pay within a week. Eddy and his friends discuss different illicit plans to earn the funds before deciding to rob the gang of thieves next door. To their surprise, they are about to raid a clandestine drug growing operation themselves. As pandemonium breaks out as the violence and body count spiral out of control, Eddy and his buddies realize they are out of their depth. Therefore, they desperately try to find a way out before they become casualties themselves.
The film is a debut project of Guy Ritchie in 1998. His other notable works are Snatch, Sherlock Holmes, The Gentleman, Wrath Of Man.
2. Reservoir Dogs
Joe Cabot, a mafia leader, hires six men who are strangers to each other to carry out a diamond robbery. They are given bogus names right away so that they don’t become too close and can focus on the work. They are very certain that the robbery will be a success. However, when the police arrive at the exact time and location of the robbery, fear spreads among the group members. Two of them, along with a few police officers and civilians, are murdered in the ensuing gunfight. When the remaining members of the group arrive at the prearranged meeting spot, a warehouse, they begin to believe that one of them is an undercover cop.
The film is directed by Quentin Tarantino as his first film. His other notable works are Kill Bill Duology, Inglorious Bastards, Pulp Fiction.
3. 12 Angry Men
Twelve jurors crowded in a cramped New York City jury chamber on a sweltering hot day have the fate of an impoverished eighteen-year-old man in their hands, and they need a unanimous, cut-and-dry guilty judgement by the end of the session. However, in what appears to be a clear-cut case of first-degree murder, one man, Juror #8, has reasonable doubts about the young defendant’s guilt, believing there is more to it than meets the eye. After all, a person is presumed innocent unless he is proven guilty.
Sidney Lumet directed the movie as his first project. His other notable works are Dog Day Afternoon, Prince Of The City, Serpico.
4. The 400 Blows (Les 400 Coups)
Antoine Doinel, 14, appears to be in continual problems at school and returns home every day to a dreary, unpleasant home life. Because his parents are poor, he sleeps on a couch that has been pulled into the kitchen. His parents are frequently bickering, and he is aware that his mother is having an affair. He decides to skip school and embarks on a path of deception and theft. His parents are at a loss for what to do, and once he is stopped by the police, they feel that letting Antoine face the consequences is the best option. He is taken to a juvenile correctional centre, where he does not do well. He does, however, manage to flee.
Considered as one of the best directors, Francois Truffaut has made this film as his debut films. His other comendable works are Day For Night, Love On The Run, Bed And Board.
5. The Iron Giant
A giant metal automaton crash-lands on Earth, just outside the unsuspecting town of late-1950s Rockwell, Maine, after being sent from another civilisation somewhere in the deep voids of outer space. But, before long, America’s luckiest kid, Hogarth Hughes, an eleven-year-old boy, strikes up a friendship with the friendly robot, unaware that a US government agent, Kent Mansley, has set his sights on tracking down the mystery extraterrestrial visitor. Hogarth is now on a mission to safeguard both his new best buddy and his birthplace, as the fanatical operative is hell-bent on putting a stop to the sentient android at any cost.
Brad Bird made this film as his debut film. His other works are Mission Impossible -4, Ratatouille, Incredibles.
6. Pather Panchali
The narrative of Apu, a little Indian child, and his life in his small town. His parents are impoverished; his father, Harihar, a poet and writer, sold the family’s fruit orchard to pay off his brother’s debts. Durga, his sister, and an elderly aunt still live with them. Sarbojaya, his mother, bears the brunt of the family’s hardship. She scrapes by, selling her personal belongings to provide food on the table, and she has to put up with her neighbours’ taunting since Durga is constantly stealing fruit from their orchard. When Harihar goes missing for five months and Durga becomes unwell, things grow even worse. The family is left with few options even after Harihar returns.
Satyajit Ray, India’s one the best director who exposed Indian cinema globally and get praised made his debut with this film. His other best works are Apajito, Charulata, World Of Apu.