Top 10 Small Business Ideas

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With the economy still on the decline everyone is looking to produce some extra money annually. Establishing a small business is something that everyone has thought about, but few have followed through with actually creating one.

Anyone that has thought about producing extra money should read these top 10 small business ideas. It’s one thing to want to make money, but it is another to know what will actually help you reach your goals.

 

10. Copywriting

Copywriting

Consider becoming a copywriter. One of the fastest growing industries is in writing. Think about how much information is produced on the internet every day. Copywriters write things such as resumes, blogs and web content for individuals and small businesses.

You can even blog about your passion and make a few extra bucks in the process. Do some research on SEO, copywriting and pay per click advertisement.

Copywriters are some of the highest paid writers in the world, but to become a truly proficient and profitable copy expert, you’ll need to invest time and energy in studying the craft. To truly excel as a copywriter, you’ll want to consider investing in a copywriting course that will provide you the intensive training you’ll need to enjoy a lucrative career.

9. Web Designing

Web Designer

 

There is a big market for web designers today more than ever. Small businesses, aspiring actors and models and many other people want a website to call their own. If you have experience in web design then consider getting back into this field. You can help create a lot of websites for a variety of clients.

 

8. Gardening

gardening

Gardners make a lot more money than you would think. People love to improve the appearance of the exterior of their homes. A beautiful landscape can help raise the property value of a home but requires a lot of hard work and attention maintain. Most people that have a gardening business can do it on weekends.

 

7. Marketing Consultancy

Marketing Consultancy

Advertisement companies will always have steady work because people want to give their name or brand visibility. If you have a good voice and know how to draw people’s attention look to advertise for people. This includes creating commercials (even on YouTube), marketing via social media and creating press releases for individuals and small businesses.

 

6. Mechanic Shop

Mechanic

Open a small mechanic shop out of your garage. Everyone drives a vehicle, so this is a practical venture to pursue. A reliable mechanic can be hard to come by these days. Establish yourself as that trustworthy mechanic and you can make a lot of extra money.

 

5. Dog Training

Dog Trainer

Dog groomers and trainers make a lot of money. People love their pets but they sometimes do not have the time to tend to their pet’s needs. Learn how to cut dog hair, trim their nails and give them basic training to help people with their pets.

 

4. Tutoring

Tutor

A personal tutor is a respected skill that should not be overlooked. Consider helping children who are struggling in school with your knowledge. Patience is key when it comes to tutoring. This is a skill that is for those who love to help people.

 

3. Open a Bar

Bar

Look for property to rent or lease and open up a small bar. Out of all the top 10 small business ideas this one is the most practical that can make you the most money. The only drawback is a liquor license is very expensive and you thrust a lot of responsibility on yourself when you open a bar. This is a small business venture that you want to get into with a business partner.

 

2. Vendor

Vendors

Reliable vendors are always in need in any neighborhood. If you do not the responsibility of opening a bar then consider opening a small convenience store. You can sell a lot of food and snack options for locals in your neighborhood. People love small stores that are within walking distance of their homes. They would rather walk to get food or a snack as opposed to driving.

 

1. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing

 

Ever hear of affiliate marketing? This is another venture that a lot of individuals are making big bucks with monthly. Affiliate marketing requires basic web design and social media skills. Basically you can earn extra income by promoting products for businesses through the internet.

Every time someone purchases a product through your links you get a portion of the profits. Established affiliate marketers can earn a lot of extra income and turn this small business into a full time job.

These top 10 small business ideas can all make you some extra money. Consider one or a couple of these when trying to make a new name for yourself. In time you should produce a lot of extra money. Good luck!

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products.

You find a product you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.

Top 10 Popular TV Shows of 2013

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Here is a List of the Top 10 Popular TV Shows of 2013.

 

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10. Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy

Tenth on the list of the top 10 popular TV shows is Greys Anatomy is a medical drama set in the Seattle Grace Hospital & staring Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey in leading roles. The story line follows the personal lives and professional experiences of the interns and attending supervisors at Seattle Grace.

The show main character is Meredith Grey and follower her experiences as an intern at Seattle Grace Hospital, along with her best friend Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) and husband Derek Shepherd. The show was renewed for a 10th season after a strong 9th season.

 

9. True Blood

True Blood

This cult classic takes a spin on the traditional Vampire tale in introducing a world where human and vampires are trying to coexist peacefully. In this sordid tale full of blood, violence and sex, scientists have invented a synthetic blood for vampires to take humans off the menu, but now what?
The story is set in a small town in Louisiana & follows the life of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) who is fascinated by Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a 173 year old vampire who just moved into town. This sexy horror/romance show is based on the series of novels by Charlaine Harris & was created by Alan Ball.

 

8. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones could easily be called the best series of all time. The HBO show is and adaptation of the fantasy novel series A Song of Fire and Ice and is set in the mythical kingdom of Westeros. The story follows a plethora of characters fighting over the only truly important thing, the game of thrones.

It’s a life or death game; there is no middle ground and now time out. Starring Peter Dinklage and Lena Heady, the show is popular worldwide and with good reason.

 

7. Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars

An anonymous foe threatens and torments a group of four friends who band together to unmask their secret stalker. Set in the picturesque and privileged town or Rosewood, the manicured hedges and mega mansions hide dark, ominous secrets. It seems like everyone has a secret agenda in Rosewood, and rarely are their intentions good.

The show follows four best friends, Spencer, Aria, Hanna & Emily as they cope with the loss of their ‘Queen Bee’ Alison, and start to receive ominous messages from ‘A’ who seems intent on destroying their lives. Pretty Little Liars stars Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell and Troian Bellisario as the main cast.

 

6. Castle

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Richard Castle is a successful murder-mystery writer. When a fan decides to start killing people as he had described in his books, Castle finds himself in a real life murder mystery as he joins police forces to find the man responsible. Partnered with Detective Kate Beckett she soon becomes his muse as his new career as a police consultant begins. The show follows the adventures and mysteries encounters as the ‘partners’ investigate crimes together.

The show boasts over 10.7 million viewers and is on its 5th season.

 

5. Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

It is rare that a British TV Drama makes a big hit in America, but this show made the cut. Staring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, and Elizabeth McGovern, the show has gained a huge following and is the most popular TV show in the world to date earning it it’s place among the top 10 popular TV shows.

Set in 1912, the years leading up to World War I, the drama centers on the Crawley Family and their household and the help.

 

4. Falling Skies

Falling Skies

This futuristic dystopian alien drama is set in a reality where aliens have successfully invaded and taken over the planet. Society as we know is has been destroyed and the majority of the human race obliterated. The surviving humans stand up & band together as resistance fighters in an attempt to fight the invading force and reclaim the planet. The show follows
Written and produced by some of the most recognized names in the industry, Robert Rodat and Steven Spielberg and boasts a strong following around the world.

 

3. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is a horror TV show with a strong following. The story centers on a post-apocalyptic world where a pandemic has caused the dead to rise up as zombies and feed on the living. Society as we know it collapses and the world is ruled by the dead. The show is based on a comic book series by the same name, and follows Officer Rick Grimes who wakes up from a coma to find a very different world than the one he remembered.

The show follows the officer with a group of survivors as they battle the zombies to stay alive and search for their families.

 

2. How I met your mother

How I met Your Mother is a comedy following the story of how Ted, played by Josh Radnor, met the woman who was to be his wife. The story follows Ted and his group of friends, Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney as they try to help him find meaningful relationship.

The story line Ted’s myriad of broken relationships and crazy experiences as he desperately tries to find ‘the one’, and seeming to end up in more trouble that necessary for the effort. The show is aired in 8 different languages and is a favorite around the world.

 

1. Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory

Finally, the number one of the top 10 popular TV shows is The Big Bang Theory, created by the Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady (Two and a Half Men & Gilmore Girls). The sitcom follows the life of four hyper-intelligent men, all scientist and physicists, and how their world view changes when they meet their down to earth pretty neighbor Penny. They soon come to terms with how little they know about life outside the lab, and how much less they know about women.

The four friends, Sheldon, Leonard, Wolowizt and Koothrapalli each add a unique element to the comedy show and round out the story. The show is much brainier than most sitcoms, throwing out technobabble and scientific references like its candy, and even employing a physicist to ensure everything is accurate.

Top 10 Best Pixar Movies

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When it comes to quality animation and good fun for the whole family, nothing really beats a Pixar movie. The children love it because the characters are naturally funny and colorful, and the adults love it because there is mature humor scattered throughout the films. And they achieve all of this without the sex and drugs that push most mainstream films today. So when it comes down to the top 10 best Pixar movies, the list really does consist of 10 truly amazing films.

 

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10. A Bug’s Life

A Bug's Life

 Our first on the list of top 10 best Pixar movies is one centered around the world of insects as none of us could have ever imagined it. Flik, a worker ant, sets out to change his fate by going against the machine that is ant society. Along the way he is met with resistance from those in charge and some unlikely help from others. A great film that shows determination can change everything, and some amazing ‘outtake’ credits.

 

9. Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2

While sequels can be risky for most studios, Toy Story 2 knocks all of that risk factor out of the park. Our loveable cast returns once again, this time to rescue the great Buzz Lightyear from a toy collector. The introduction of Jessie the cowgirl is an added bonus. Sly humor abounds in this one, and is sure to please your family.

 

8. Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc.

 

One of the first truly intimidating animations that Pixar studios worked on was Monsters, Inc. There is an extra on the special edition that actually shows how they individually animated each and every one of Sulley’s hairs to give him a realistic look. The movie itself gives us a look at the monsters from our childhood and our children’s dreams in a very different way than we think of them. Playful, fun, and just doing their jobs, Monsters, Inc. earns its place on the top 10 best Pixar movies list easily.

 

7. WALL-E

WALL-E

Who knew that the world could fall so in love with a tiny animated trash compactor? Even without speech, WALL-E captured the hearts of millions by showing a range of emotions through a grim future. The overall journey has a positive feel, and ends on a very good note. Fans will not be disappointed watching WALL-E.

 

6. Toy Story 3

If the first sequel doesn’t fail, go for another one and see what happens. That’s exactly what Pixar did with Toy Story 3, and it paid off. Once again, our cast returns for another adventure, but this time, Andy is off to college. Hijinks wind up with our cast lost at a horrible daycare center, and they have to fight to survive and get back to their beloved owner.

 

5. The Incredibles

The Incredibles

Before Disney acquired Marvel Studios, The Incredibles was their answer for superheroes. The twist however, is that they’re actually all outlawed because of the monetary damage they caused while saving people. A wonderful film and one that constantly gets called for a sequel.

 

4. Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Set in Paris and focused on a young chef that just wants to cook the most delicious food around and share it with everyone. While it sounds rather standard, that young chef is actually Remy, a Rat. When he teams up with a local kitchen worker Linguini and takes over a kitchen, the laughs just never stop.

 

3. Up!

Up!

Perhaps one of the first Pixar movies to ever make an audience cry before the first five minutes of the movie are over, Up! delivers a fantastic amount of adventure and companionship stories through clever suspensions of disbelief.

 

2. Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

A very emotional journey, the story of a father fish that will do anything to protect his son, with all the personality of the ocean following them.

 

1. Toy Story

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And here it is, the top best Pixar movie of all time, Toy Story. Launching a franchise and touching our hearts all in one go. Toy story is perfect from start to finish. A must see for every family.

Top 100 Movies of All Time

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The following list contains top 100 greatest movies of all time. It is my personal list of Top 100 greatest movies so you may disagree with the rankings but believe me, every movie mentioned here is well worth the watch. This list consists of action, comedy, psychological thriller, suspense, horror, romance and sci-fi movies. Only Hollywood Movies are ranked here. Every year, there are a  lot of movie releases but which of them are truly the Best? Let’s find out in this list of Top 100 Movies of All Time.

 

100. Dumb & Dumber

Dumb & Dumber

Dumb & Dumber is a brilliant comedy movie starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was released in 1994 and made Jim Carrey as one of the leading actors of Hollywood at the time.

 

99. There will be blood

 There will be blood

There will be blood is a 2007 drama film based on 1927 novel Oil!. The movie received universal critical acclaim and was nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography winning Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.

 

98. Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 also known as Road Warrior is an Australian post-apocalyptics film released in 1981. It was heavily praised and was a box-office success. Mel Gibson played the role of “Mad Max” whose family has been killed and is now lost in spirit.

 

97. Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead is a British zombie comedy film released in 2004. It starred Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman. The film was a critical and commercial success. It follows the story of two friends surviving through the zombies in a very funny way.

 

96. Training Day

Training Day

Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke starred in 2001 crime drama film Training Day. It was praised by almost every one and Denzel won the Oscar award for Best Actor while Ethan was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. The plot revolves around two LAPD narcotics detectives over a 24 hour period in a gang neighborhood.

 

95. Kung fu Hustle

Kung fu Hustle

Kung Fu Hustle was released in 2004. It was directed, co-written and co-produced by Stephen Chow who was also the lead actor in the film. Extremely funny and comic in a way, it was well-liked by audiences and critics.

 

94. Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises

Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel and Noami Watts starred in British crime thriller Eastern Promises which was released in 2007. Viggo played the Badass gangster so well that he received a nomination for Best Actor by Academy Awards.

93. Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic crime film starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and James Woods. It is really long ( 269 minutes) but an excellent movie.

 

92. Cast Away

Cast Away

Released in 2000, Cast Away is a dram film starring Tom Hanks who was nominated for Best Actor in  leading role at Acdemy Awards for his terrific performance. The movie follows the story of a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after the crash of his plane. It was a huge critical and commercial success.

 

91. Traffic

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Traffic is a 2001 crime drama movie starring an ensemble cast of Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, Don Cheadle , Dennis Quaid , Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. It won the Oscar award for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor by Benicio Del Toro.

 

90. Fargo

Fargo

Fargo is a 1996 crime film directed by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. It follows the story of  a police officer investigating a homicide and a car salesman who hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. Frances McDormand won the Oscar for Best Actress in a leading role.

 

89. The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Truman Show is an excellent satirical science fiction film starring Jim Carrey and Ed Harris. It was relesed in 1998 and was a critical and commercial success. Carrey came very close to be nominated for Best Actor by Academy Awards for his performance but ultimately he wasn’t.

 

88. Hot Fuzz

After the huge success of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz was released in 2007 starring Pegg and Frost. It was universally acclaimed and did very well at the Box Office. The plot revolves around two police officers trying to solve mysterious deaths in a small English village.

 

87. The Machinist

The Machinist

The Machinist is a 2004 psychological thriller film starring future Batman Christian Bale. He lost 62 pounds to prepare for his role which he greatly performed.

 

86. Predator

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Predator is a 1987 science fiction action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a box office success and reviews were positive too. It tells the story of a special elite team on a mission while they are being hunted by a technologically armed Predator.

 

85. Taken

Taken

Taken was a surprise box office success. It starred Liam Neeson who plays the role of a former CIA operative father whose daughter is kidnapped by human traffickers and he tries to find her.

84. Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and starred Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank and Eastwood.  Freeman and Hilary won the Oscar awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress respectively while Eastwood won the Best Director awards. It also won the Academy Award for the Best Picture.

 

83. The Avengers

The Avengers

The Avengers is a 2012 comic superhero movie produced by Marvel Studios. It featured Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. It was a crticial and commercial success. The Avengers is the third highest-grossing movies of all time making $1.51 billion.

 

82. Memento

Memento

Memento is a 2001 neo-noir psycholigical thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano. It received rare reviews upon its release and did well at the box office. Its about a man who has a memory problem/disorder trying to avenge the death of his wife.

 

81. The Graduate

The Graduate

The Graduate is a 1967 comedy-drama film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Its about a young university graduate with no aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman and then fells in love with her young daughter.

 

80. Platoon

Platoon

An American War film, Platoon was released in 1986 and starred Martin Sheen, Willem Dafoe , Tom Berenger , Forest Whitaker, and Johnny Depp. It received critical acclaim.

 

79. Rocky

Rocky

Rockey is a 1976 sports drama film starring Sylvester Stallone. It was a tremendous box office success and won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture. Its about the story of Rocky Balboa who starts out as a club fighter who later gets a shot at World Heavyweight Championship.

 

78. Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 cult classic crime film depicting the events before and after the botched heist but not the heist itself. It was the debut film of director Quentin Tarantino.

 

77. Avatar

Avatar

Avatar is a 2009 science fiction movie which holds the record for the highest grossing movie of all time having made $2.7 billion worldwide. It received 9 Oscar nominations.

 

76. Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 epic war film set during World War II. It was nominated for 11 Oscar Awards. Tom Hanks was also nominated for Best Actor by Academy Awards.

 

 

75. A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Released in 1971, A Clockwork Orange is a British dystopian film starring Malcolm McDowell. It sparked controversy upon its release due to the graphic violence and rape scene. 

 

74. Vertigo

Vertigo

Vertigo is a 1958 psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The plot revolves around a former police detective who have acrophobia ( fear of heights) and vertigo ( a sensation of false, movement). He is then hired by a man as a private investigator to follow his wife who is behaving strangely as of late.

 

73. The Insider

The Insider

The Insider is a 1999 drama film starring Russel Crowe, Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer. Despite the disappointing box office reception, it was nominated for 7 Academy Awards. 

 

72. Titanic

Titanic

Titanic is a 1997 epic romantic disaster film written and directed by James Cameron. It starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Nominated for 14 Oscar nominations, Titanic is the second highest grossing movie of all time

 

71. The Killing

The Killing is a 1956 noir film directed by Stanley Kubrick. It didn’t perform well at the box office but it was a massive critical success. The film tells the story of a veteran criminal planning his one last heist before retiring.

 

70. Rain Man

Rain Man

Rain Man is a 1988 drama film starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. The movie won 4 Oscar Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman. Its about a selfish yuppie Charlie who discovers that his father has died and left all of his multi-million wealth to his other brother Raymond, an Autistic savant of whose existence was not known to Charlie.

 

69. Terminator 2

Terminator 2

Terminator 2: Judgement Day is a 1991 science fiction action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a massive box office and critical success winning 4 Academy Awards.

 

68. The Lion King

The Lion King

At the 68th spot in the Top 100 Movies of All Time, we have Lion King, an animated hand-drawn epic comedy-drama film by Walt Disney. It was released in 1994 and received universal critical acclaim. The movie did exceptionally well at the box office.

 

67. No Country for old Men

No County for old Men

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 neo-western thriller movie which won four Oscar Awards including Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actor for Javier Bardem who plays a silent badass hitman.

 

66. Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Groundhog day is a 1993 comedy film starring Bill Murray. Its about an arrogant TV weatherman who, during the annual groundhog day event, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day over and over again. This movie is a Must-Watch for every comedy fan.

 

65. Brazil

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Brazil is a 1985 dark comedic fantasy film starring Jonathan Pryce and Robert De Niro. It received critical acclaim but didn’t do well at the box office.

 

64. Inside Men

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Inside Man is a 2006 crime drama film featuring Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster and Clive Owen. It’s about a bank heist during a 24-hour period.

 

63. L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

It is a 1997 neo-noir crime film based on a novel. It starred Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe , Kim Basinger, Kevin Spacey and James Cromwell and was nominated for 9 Academy Awards.

 

62. Mystic River

Mystic river is a 2003 drama film starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it was nominated for 6 Oscar awards and won two for Best Actor by Sean Penn and Best Supporting actor by Tim Robbins.

 

61. The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects is a 1995 neo-noir crime film starring Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne,  Benicio del Toro and Kevin Spacey who won the Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actor.

 

60. District 9

District 9

District 9 is a 2009 independent science fiction action film which received 4 Academy Awards nominations was a sleeper hit. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favour and watch it!

 

59. Sin City

Sin City

Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir crime thriller film starring an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Brittany Murphy and Elijah Wood. A Sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill for is scheduled to release on August 22, 2014.

 

58. Scarface

Scarface

” Say Hello to My Little Friend!”, a memorable quote from 1983 crime film starring Al Pacino. It is one of the Best Movies of Al Pacino. 

 

57. The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense is a 1999 psychological thriller film starring Bruce Willis. It was a great box office and critical success having been nominated for six Academy Awards. The film is about a young troubles boy who is able to see and talk to the dead, and an equally troubled child psychologist who tries to help him.

 

56. The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American War film featuring RObert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken. The film won 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Walken while De Niro was nominated for Best Actor in a leading role.

 

55. Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane is a 1941 drama film starring Orson Welles , Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Comingore. The film failed at the box office but was a critical success being nominated for 9 Oscar Awards.

 

54. Insomnia

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Insomnia is a 2002 psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan and starred Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams. Its about a LAPD detective who is sent to a town to investigate murders and starts to suffer from Insomnia.

 

53. The Untouchables

The Untouchables is a 1987 crime film starring Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Sean Connery who won the Oscar award for Best Supporting Actor. The film received positive reviews and did well at the box office.

 

52. Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy is on the 52nd spot in our list of Top 100 Movies of All Time. It was released in 1969 and won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. It is the only X-Rated movie in history to win Best Picture Award.

 

51. Children of Men

Children of Men

Children of Men is a 2006 dystopian science fiction movie starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. It didn’t do well at the box office but was a critical success.

 

50. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is a 1994 epic comedy-drama film starring Tom Hanks. It was a major box office success as well as critical having being nominated for 13 Academy awards, winning 6 including Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actor by Tom Hanks.

 

49. Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse now is a 1979 American epic war film starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne and Dennis Hopper. It was a critical and commercial success.

 

48. IP Man

IP Man

IP Man is a 2008 Honk Kong semi biographical martial arts film based on the life of Yip Man. It starred Donnie Yen, Lynn Hung ,Hiroyuki Ikeuchi and Fan Siu-wong. IP Man is a treat to watch.

 

47. Snatch

One flew over the Cuckoo Nest

Snatch is a 2000 comedy-crime film starring Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Benicio del Toro and Brad Pitt. It was both a critical and commercial hit. The film is one of the best comedy movies of all time.

 

46. One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest is a 1975 drama film starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher  and Brad Dourif.  It won all the majore 5 Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actor in Lead Role, Best Actress in Lead Role, Best Director, and Best Screenplay).

 

45. Troy

Troy

Troy is a 2004 epic war film starring Brad Pitt, Sean Bean, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Peter O’Toole, Orlando Bloom and Eric Bana. It was a major box office success.

 

44. Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 dark comedy crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta , Uma Thurman , Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames and Bruce Willis. It was massive box office and critical success having being nomiated for 6 Oscar Awards.

 

43. Unforgiven

Unforgiven

Unforgiven is  1992 American Western film directed by Clint Eastwood starring Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman and Eastwood. The film won four Oscar Awards including Best Director, Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor by Hackman. Its about an aging outlaw and killer who takes one more job to kill two cowboys who disfigures a prostitute.

 

42. The General

The General

The General is a 1926 silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton. The film received both poor reviews by critics and bad box office result at the time of its release but is now considered by critics as one of the greatest movies of all time. Buster Keaton considered this movie to be his best. I highly recommend that you watch it if you haven’t seen it yet.

 

41. The Fighter

The Fighter

The Fighter is a 2010 sports drama film starring Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. The film tells the story of a professional boxer Mickey Ward and his older half-brother Dicky Eklund. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won the Oscar awards for Best Supporting Actor And Best Supporting Actress respectively.

 

40. The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator is a 1940 comedy-drama film starring, written, directed, scored and produced by Charlie Chaplin. It was Chaplin’s first true talking film and his most commercially successful movie. Charlie mocks the Adolf Hitler in the movie by portraying a similar character Adenoid Hynkel. If you’re a true Charlie Chaplin fan, then you must see this film.

 

39. The Shining

The Shining

The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starred Jack Nicholson, Danny Lloyd and Shelley Duvall.  It is based on Stephen King’s novel, the Shining. The film has been regarded as one of the greatest movies of horror genre. The plot revolves around a writer Jack Torrance who takes a job as a caretaker at an isolated and mysterious hotel. His young son, Danny,  possesses psychic abilities and can see things from the past and the future. Soon after settling in, the family is cut off from the world due to a heavy snowstorm and the ghosts of the hotel starts influencing  Jack’s mind to kill his family.

 

38. 12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys is a 1995 science fiction film starring Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer and Madeleine Stowe. It was a huge critical and commercial success. Brad Pitt was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

 

 37. 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science-fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film was praised universally and did very well at the box office. It is considered as a landmark in the development of science fiction movie genre and regarded as one of the Top Movies of All Time.

 

36. The Prestige

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The Prestige is a 2006 psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan and starred Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlet Johansson, Andy Serkis and Rebecca Hall. It was well-liked by both critics and audience. The film is about two rival magicians trying to outdo each other.

 

35. The Departed

The Departed

The Departed is a 2006 crime thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese starring Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio. It won four Oscars including Best Director, Best Picture while Wahlberg was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. The film is a must watch if you’re into crime thrillers.

 

34. Casablanca

Casablanca

Casablanca is a 1942 romantic drama film starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. Widely considered as one of the Greatest Movies ever made, the film won Oscar award for Best Picture. It is set during World War II, in which a “torn between love and virtue” man tries to help his lover and her Resistance Leader husband escape Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his struggle and fight against Nazis.

 

33. Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver is a 1976 American Vigilante film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film starred Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel and Cybill Shepherd. It received critical acclaim upon its release and was a box office success. De Niro was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor while the movie received nomination for Best Picture. If you’re a Robert De Niro, then you can’t miss this picture!

 

32. Braveheart

Starred and Directed by Mel Gibson, war drama film Braveheart was released in 1995. It received ten Oscar nominations and won five including Best Director and Best Picture. The film tells the story of William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led his countrymen in the First War of Scottish Independence against England. In my opinion, it is the Greatest Mel Gibson Movie of All Time.

 

31. A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 biographical drama film based on the life of Nobel Laureate in Economics, John Nash. The film starred Russel Crowe, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany, Christopher Plummer  and Jennifer Connelly. It won four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress by Connelly while Crowe was nominated for Best Actor but lost to Denzel Washington for his performance in Training Day.

 

30. Psycho

Psycho

Psycho is #30 in our list of Top 100 Movies of All Time. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Anthony Perkins, John Gavin, Vera Miles and Janet Leigh. It is a classic horror suspense movie and considered as one of Hitchcock’s finest films. Psycho was a major critical and commercial success influencing a lot of horror movies.

 

29. Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 war film directed by Quentin Tarantino starring Brad Pitt, Christop Waltz, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth and Michael Fassbender. It received eight Oscar nominations and Waltz won the award for Best Supporting Actor. The film tells a fictional alternate story of two plots/schemes to kill Nazi political leadership, one planned by young Jew Cinema owner girl and second by a team of Jewish soldiers.

 

28. My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 comedy film starring Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei and Ralph Macchio. It was a critical and box office hit. The film tells the story of two young guys traveling through Alabama who are wrongly put on a trial for a murder they didn’t commit and hilarious attempts of a cousin, Vinny Gambini, a new lawyer, to defend them. Marisa Tomei won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie. 

 

27. Casino

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Casino is a 1995 crime drama film starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Frank Vincent and Joe Pesci. The movie was a critical and commercial success. It’s about a Jewish American Gambling handicapper who is appointed by the Mob to oversee the day-to-day operations at a casino in Las Vegas.

 

26. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

 

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is a 1977 epic science fiction film directed by George Lucas starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Alec Guinness, Carrie Fisher, and David Prowse. The movie performed great the box office and received worldwide praise. Sequels were made after the major success of the film. Star Wars series is now considered as one of the best of all time. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are missing a lot.

 

25. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 adventure action film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen , Paul Freeman and John Rhys-Davies. The movie was a Box-Office Superhit as well as critically acclaimed. It spawned various sequels and made Harrison Ford as one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The film story is about Indiana Jones trying to find a Lost Ark against Nazis.

 

24. Goodfellas

Goodfellas

 GoodFellas is a 1990 crime ffilm starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Samuel L. Jackson, and Frank Vincent. It was nominated for six Academy Awards winning Best Supporting Actor for Joe Pesci. The film is considered as one of the greatest mafia/gangster movies ever.

 

23. Heat

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Heat is a 1995 crime film starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Natalie Portman, Danny Trejo and Jeremy Piven. It was a major critical and commercial success. Heat tell the story of a LAPD detective tracking down a group of robbers.

 

22. The Silence of the Lambs

Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 crime-horror thriller film starring Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn and Ted Levine. It won all major Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing. The film tells the story of a young female FBI trainee seeking advice from a brilliant psychiatrist and Cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter, to apprehend another serial killer Buffalo Bill.

 

21. Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 crime-drama film starring Al Pacino, John Cazale and Charles Durning. It was nominated for five Oscar Awards. The plot revolves around two men robbing a bank and desperately trying to escape.

 

20. Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Raging Bull is a 1980 biographical sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty. The film is based on a professional middleweight boxer Jake LaMotta whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, anger and jealousy destroyed his relationship with his wife and brother. Raging Bull was nominated for eight Academy Awards winning two for Best Actor and Best Film Editing.

 

19. The Good The Bad and The Ugly

The Good The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic western film starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. It is the 3rd film in the Dollars Trilogy following “A Fistful of Dollars” and “For a Few Dollars More”. The movie was a major critical and box office success. It tells the story of tree gunslingers competing to find a treasure buried in a cemetery. It is one of the greatest western movies of all time.

 

18. Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Blade Runner is a 1982 dystopian science fiction thriller film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer,  Edward James Olmos and Sean Young. It performed poorly at the box office but has since become a cult film. The film plot revolves around a burnt-out expert Blade Runner ( Ford) who reluctantly agrees to hunt down a cunning group of escaped replicants hiding in Los Angeles. I seriously urge you to watch this exceptional film if you haven’t yet.

 

17. Se7en

se7en movie

Se7en is a 1995 neo-noir psychological suspense thriller film directed by David Fincher and starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow. It was a great commercial and critical success. The film tells the story of a soon-to-be-retired William Somerset and newly transferred David Mills homicide detectives who tries to hunt down a sadistic serial killer John Doe whose planned murders correspond to the seven deadly sins: Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride, Lust and Envy.

 

16. Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Back to the Future is a 1985 science fiction comedy film starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Thomas F. Wilson, and Lea Thompson. The film was a major critical and box office success producing two more films in the franchise. It tells the story of Marty McFly, who is accidentally sent back in time to 1955 and with the help of Doc Brown, he must find a way to go back to 1985.

 

15. The Matrix

The Matrix

The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving. It was critically acclaimed winning four Oscar awards and did very well at the box office. Two sequels were released after the success of Matrix.  The movie depicts a dystopian future in which humans are living in a simulated reality called “The Matrix”, created by sentinent machines to overcome the human population. Computer Programmer Neo learns the truth and joins the Rebellion against the machines, which involves people freed from the dream world.

 

14. Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Django Unchained is a 2012 American Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio. It was major critical and commercial success. Christoph Waltz won the Oscar award for Best Supporting Actor while the movie was nominated for 5 Academy Awards. Django Unchained tells the story of a freed slave Django who travels through United States with a bounty hunter to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner.

 

13. The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 drama film starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. Despite its disappointing box office reception, it is considered as one of the Greatest movies ever made. The film tells the story of a banker who spends twenty years in Shawshank State prison for the murder of his wife and her lover despite his claims of innocence. During his time at prison, he become friends with another inmate and finds himself protected by guards after the warder begins using him in his money laundering business. 

 

12. Inception

Inception is a 2010 science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Tom Hardy,Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page. It was a major blockbuster and received universal critical acclaim winning multiple Academy awards. Inception is a must-see for every sci-fi movies fan.

 

11. The Godfather II

The Godfather Part II is a 1974 epic crime movie starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, Talia Shire and Lee Strasberg. It is a sequel to the 1972′ s The Godfather. The film was a box office success and received great praise from critics. It was nominated for eleven Oscar awards, winning for Best Director and Best Supporting Actor by De Niro.  

 

10. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 epic space opera film starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and David Prowse. It is the second film to be released in Star War Series. Considered to be the Best movie of Star Wars series, the film was a major box office success as well as critical.

 

9. V for Vendetta

v for vendetta movie

V for Vendetta is a 2005 British action thriller film starring Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea and John Hurt. It depicts London in a near-future dystopian society, where V, a bold charismatic freedom fighters attempts to start a revolution against fascist regime that has dominated the United Kingdom. The film is a great source of inspiration and motivation.

 

8. Léon: The Professional

Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-Language French thriller film starring Jean Reno,Gary Oldman  and Natalie Portman. The film received favorable reviews by critics and audience alike. It tells the story of a mob hitman Leon , a corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield and a 12-year old girl Mathilda who is taken in by the hitman Leon after her family is murdered by agent Norman. This is one of the Best Movies of All Time. If you haven’t seen it yet, do me a favor and watch it! You will not regret it, I promise.

 

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen , Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Orlando Bloom, Karl Urban, Andy Serkis, Brad Dourif, Sean Bean, David Wenham , Miranda Otto and Hugo Weaving. It is the third film in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and considered as the Best film of the trilogy. The film made $1.11 billion and won all 11 Oscar awards it was nominated for including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Additionally, it is the first and only fantasy movie to win the Oscar award for Best Picture.

 

6. Schindler’s List

We have Schindler’s List at the 6th spot in our list of Top 100 Movies of All Time. It’s a 1993 epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley and Caroline Goodall. It won 7 academy awards including Best Director and Best Picture while Liam and Ralph received nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively. The movie tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a wealthy German businessman who saves the lives of more than a thousand Jews during the Holocaust by giving them jobs in his factories.

 

5. The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Eric Roberts. It is the second movie in Nolan’s Batman trilogy and considered as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. The film received eight Academy Awards nominations winning two including Best Supporting Actor by Heath Ledger. Six months before the release of the The Dark Knight, Ledger died from a toxic combination of prescription drugs.

 

4. The Godfather

The Godfather

The Godfather is a 1972 crime gangster film starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino , Robert Duvall, James Caan, Talia Shire, John Cazale. The movie was a box office and critical success having been nominated for 9 Oscar awards and winning 3 including Best Picture and Best Actor by Marlon Brando. The Godfather is one of the Best movies in cinema history. 

 

3. 12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men is a 1957 drama film starring Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb,Robert Webber, George Voskovec, Ed Begley, Joseph Sweeney, Jack Warden, Edward Binns, Jack Klugman, E. G. Marshall and Henry Fonda. It tells the story of a 12 man jury as they engage in long and careful consideration whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty.

 

2. Fight Club

” The first rule of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club!”. It is a 1999 psychological drama film directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helene Bonham Carter. It was one of the most controversial ad talked-about movie of 1990s. While it received polarized reviews at the time, later it gained a strong cult following and is now considered as one of the greatest movies of all time. The film tells the story of an unnamed protagonist ( Norton) who forms a fight club with soap maker with Tyler Durden ( Brad). The Narrator becomes involve in a relationship with him and a dissipated, depraved woman Marla Singer ( Carter). I am pretty sure you must’ve seen this movie and loved it!

 

1. Gladiator

At #1 position in our list of Top 100 Movies of All Time, we have Gladiator. It is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by living legend Ridley Scott and starring Russel Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed and Derek Jacobi. The film was a major Box Office and critical success having won 5 Oscar awards including Best Picture and Best Actor in a lead role by Russle Crowe. This was the movie that made Russel one of the biggest stars of this era. It truly is a great emotional drama film. The film tells the story of a loyal Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when the emperor’s son, Commodus, murders his own father and seizes the throne. Maximus family is killed by the order of Commodus and he vows to avenge the murder of his wife and son.

Top 10 Most Luxurious Pieces of Jewelry

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While you probably couldn’t care less about how many karats of gold the ring in your finger is worth, there are those who would love to have the biggest, purest gemstone they can get their hands on. Those that sell Cartier jewelry are well aware of how much a diamond’s carat or purity can shift a piece’s price tag.

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Let’s take a look at 10 of the most luxurious pieces of jewelry in the world:

 

10. Golconda diamond earrings

 These earrings are made of diamonds from the Golconda mines of India. They were bought by an anonymous bidder at a Christie’s auction for $9.3 million.

 

9. The Cullinan Diamond

 This one of a kind diamond ring was sold at $9.69 million USD in a Sotheby’s annual sale in Geneva, where it was one of the most popular items for sale on that occasion.

 

8. Bulgari Two Stone Diamond Ring

Because of the two large diamond rings it contains, this is one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world. It was created in the early 70’s for the Bulgari collection.

 

7. Emerald and Diamond Tiara

About a century ago, the German Prince Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck offered this tiara as a gift to his second wife Katherine. It contains a row of 11 polished pear shaped emeralds at about 500 carats each. There’s no other tiara that matches this one.

 

6. Wallis Simpson’s Panther Bracelet

This panther shaped bracelet was owned by King Edward VIII before it was sold to an anonymous buyer for $12 million USD:

 

5. The Pink Graff ring

Not to be confused with the other pink ring in this list, the Pink Graff ring has one of the most famous diamonds ever to come from the mines of South Africa. It is valued at $11.8 million.

 

4. Heart of the Ocean Diamond

 This is the diamond that famously inspired the story behind the blockbuster film Titanic. Its unique heart shape and beautiful deep blue color make it one of the most popular jewels of the world.

 

3. The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond

 This diamond is believed to be from the Indian Kingdom of Golkonda. It was sold for $24.3 million USD to Laurence Graff in 2008.

 

2. The Diamond Bikini

 The designer Susan Rosen was famous for creating a $30 million USD bikini with Steinmetz diamonds. The bikini contains over 150 carats of D Flawless diamonds, some of which are among the rarest in the world.

 

1. The Graff Pink

This gets the number one spot for most valuable piece of jewelry ever sold. This diamond ring owes its name to the famous type 2 diamond which has a perfect rating in purity. It was sold for the staggering price of $46 million USD.