Best Movies of All Time

heather

The Top Ten

1 The Godfather

No doubt the best movie of all time. This has one of the better casts ever in a movie.

Great Movie, has everything a movie should have, and more.

This is 100% the best movie of all time...
I know all those Citizen Kanes or Casablancas but hey,
Marlon Brando's got an offer you can't refuse...
.
Best acting(both brando and Al Pacino) as well as direction... Best quotes of all time...
What else can I say it's the whole life of a godfather in the film

Great movie, they were able to capture everything(the story, the characteristic, the history) into the movie which was very rare in the film industry.

V 577 Comments
2 Forrest Gump

My all time favorite! Never feel boredom to watch again and again

A true masterpiece. This movie is a real thing of beauty, inspirational and superb. A lot of us could and should look up to Forrest Gump.

Forrest Gump and 2nd goes together like peas and carrots

awesome

V 863 Comments
3 The Shawshank Redemption

Fantastic movie! Well acted, well plotted, well filmed. Such a beauty to watch over and over.

No love intrest, no car chase, no big battle, no great views of the country, but the best tale you will ever find on film, a wonderful story with things that will chill and warm you. This has only one problem, you can only see it the first time once

This is my favorite movie of all time. Stephen King's best.
The Godfather is my second, though. So I understand the choice.

A life changing movie. It really inspired, and is still inspiring me to continue with hope to deal with my own Shawshank prison.

V 851 Comments
4 The Dark Knight

Best comic book movie ever made. Ledger was damn mesmerizing as the psychopathic Joker. Bale delivers a great Batman and the best Bruce Wayne. His Batman would've been best if it had not been for the voice, although I enjoyed listening to it. It's just that I've never imagined Batman talking like thAT. Easily beats every comic book movie ever made, except maybe Batman 3 which is currently in the process of getting made. Just my Humble Opinion.

One of the finest performances of the villain and great screen play by Nolan brothers

its one of the greatest movie I have ever seen

Godfather is overrated. Acting is great but it's too old, and most older movies lack plot. What the Godfather lacks in plot this movie makes up for. The Dark Knight is an unparalleled masterpiece. That is the only worthy description for this film.

V 751 Comments
5 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

come on there is no greater movie ever made its that simple you will never experiense any better movie in your whole life

Have them all as well as the books.
Greatest films ever.
Films above go away.
Keep voting!

Best movie ever, the fighting sequels were great and the action was great better than harry potter

The saga revolutionized the cinema!

V 656 Comments
6 Pulp Fiction

Everything in Pulp Fiction is GREAT! The actors, the script, the music, the chronology. It's the masterpiece of a genius and the best movie ever. Period!

I'm surprised that this movie and indeed none of the quentin tarantino movies are in the top 10

The most innovative film since Raging Bull. The greatest use of a non-linear plot structure ever. Tarantino brilliantly transfers an Elmore Leonard style of dialogue to the screen. Samuel L. Jackson has one of the most menacing, yet emotionally resonant performances ever put to film, and yes it is also freakin hilarious. Forrest Gump and Titanic are tone-deaf films made for the lowest common denominator.

#the best

V 179 Comments
7 Star Wars: Episode V the Empire Strikes Back

The level with which I identified with these characters, the insane suspense during the final scenes, wanting everything to turn out okay and knowing that it just CAN'T. I will never forget the first time I saw this. And it's just as good the 100th time around.

I'm a MAJOR STAR WARS fan and this is one of the three greatest movies of all time (I think)

It was tough to choose, but in the end...

This movie is the definition of cool (pun) not to mention the score (imperal march) love this film!

V 387 Comments
8 Back to the Future

why isn't this higher!? every actor is so genius! the script is so hilarious. I quote it everyday. and it was such great effects for when it was filmed. I simply love it ") - hawkcatcher04

Everytime you watch it you spot something different. Very funny script! "Hey Lorraine if you ever have a kid that acts that way I will dis-own you"

Amazing movie, amazing script, amazing actors. The best movie period.

As a kid, this was my favorite movie. Even until today I still enjoy watching it. Brings back some good ol' nostalgia. - MillieTrina_Prower

V 209 Comments
9 Saving Private Ryan

The first 10 minutes of this movie is visually and emotionally stunning.

I loved it, this my fave, the first 20 minutes is awesome

Love it. This my fave, it ties with like 12 other movies, but I just voted for this one. - Razor79

Best war movie ever...

V 151 Comments
10 Titanic

I really love this movie! Because this movie proves me one thing that love can last forever!
Epic!

No, just no. It was corny, had not very good writing, and I never thought that Leo and Kate had the "right" chemistry. I think if Leo would have looked older, they would have. But at the time, he looked like he was 16 and she was 25. - sharzi

I fell in love with Jack and the story. It made me cry. I wish I could have marry a guy like Jack. A guy who would teach me things, love me so much, and would do everything just for me. Keep voting!

The movie has really a catchy factor, even though I haven't finished watching because the electric current went off, I still watched the 3/4 of the song and I really love it... I like the story of how they met and how love was eternity for both of them! The story is exemplary, it is so sweet...

I'm sorry, do you believe that because the electricity went out on the Titanic as it was sinking, that it also went out at your residence? Or, are you spending too much of your funds ordering mindless dribble from your cable/wireless provider while the electric bills pile up unopened on the mantle? Was your neighborhood attacked by power stealing Aliens?... best of luck on finishing your movie - Ned964

All over world all tim my best filmmm❤

V 716 Comments

The Newcomers

? Scrooged
? The Invisible Man

Someone add Coco

The Contenders

11 Star Wars

The sci fi classic that paved the way for a lot of action classics and also launched the greatest franchise in history.

STAR WARS... I mean, I really don't need to say anything else. Oh and also HAN SHOT FIRST!

This should be in the top 20 somewhere and it is the beginning of the world's biggest franchise of all time! Give it some recognition on this list, it is a legend!

This should be num. 1 with empire strickes back num 2 (just cause this one started the entire series). Star Wars is totally awesome!

V 160 Comments
12 The Matrix

Totally the best movie ever! You really feel apart of this movie, and that it really is like true life. But not. The Matrix has you! Neo is the coolest! And the effects are mind blowing!

The matrix is just the best film. It just is, and it made me wonder whether this world actually exists. I can't believe it is only rated here!

Parallels the most important events in modern history - being perpetrated right now. We've been kept in the dark for far too long, like those in the Matrix not ready to be unplugged. Dare to learn the truth and take the red pill. But remember, all I am offering is the truth, nothing more. Do separate searches on YouTube: agenda 21, Ron Paul, economic collapse, Bilderberg, Alex Jones, Jesse Ventura, Judge Napalitano. Volumes of overwhelming evidence. And then no, you won't be able to go back. But if you could, would you really want to?

Funny how everyone takes such a broad work and brandishes it with their own personal political view. - marmalade_skies

The best ever should be higher

V 246 Comments
13 Inception

This is the best science fiction movie in the world. After watching the I wonder about the concept of this movie. If anyone understand the movie correctly I trust that he/she will tell it is the best of the best movie in fiction science. This is outstanding, I watch it many time. Movie rating is always not a factor, but seriously this movie awesome.

I have watched it many times still the feeling of this movie is same.
great concept. I wonder why this movie is not rated has best movie. According to me it is the best movie

The special effect is stunning.. Can't imagine someone enter your mind and playing inside..

Brain teaser

V 280 Comments
14 Citizen Kane

Idiots are deciding this list. I am sorry, but really, I have nothing else to say. People are retarded, and they are voting all of the-top-tens. Com

I'm not sure if your comment is an endorsement of Citizen Kane, or not. - Ned964

How is it possible that Twlight, The Notebook, 300, Scarface & Brokeback Mountain are all ahead of Citzen Kane widely considered one of the greatest pieces of cinematic art of all time. There is some real class A morons voting on this list.

None of the other movies you mentioned are currently ahead of Citizen Kane on this list, and it is at #14 as of now, so while it is below where I would rate it all time, it has rebounded some. The last time I was on this site, I found Blade Runner at #224, so I'm fully aware of the shock one feels to find their most treasured films rated so low. Keep climbing Citizen Kane! - Ned964

Sadly, this movie has never been appreciated by the masses. In order to understand it's brilliance you have to really take the time to read about the history and cinematography behind the movie and Orson Welles. Just sitting down and watching it isn't going to cause people to fall in love with it. Once you learn it's phenomenal backstory, however, it is undeniably the best film ever made.

it is good

V 102 Comments
15 The Wizard of Oz

This movie is a classic why is this so low on the list, why, I mean this movie is brilliant, it takes me back to a simpler time and place.

This film swept the world in a torrent still breezing through our culture to this day - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", through Dorothy brought color to the corners both so recently bare from the Depression and soon to be swept by a War that would split the world apart. The metaphorical understanding of "There's no place like home." echoed as a call to innocence being lost, an innocence that people of all cultures wanted to return home to. And yet, as the world was already losing its way on that lovely gilded road of 1900s inventions and change - likened to gold the brightening of daily life and travel - the one reliable companion was Toto, in this case, girl's best friend. The hero, our lost daughter, our hope for the future, found the strength and wisdom in her small frame to carry through not only the Lion's cowardice, the Scarecrow's foolishness, and the Tin Man's doubts about his heart, but also to dispel the the illusions of the man behind the curtain. One could ask, does this ...more

When Dorothy opens the door into Munchkin land... I still loose my breath

Magical movie that's catches the human heart. They don't make movies like this any more. It's an innocence of a time passed that will allways catch people's imagination. Get it.. Watch it.. Let the magic capture your heart.

V 99 Comments
16 Fight Club

When I first heard about fight club, all I thought it would be was just a few men fighting and nothing more. I then went to watch the film AND IT BLEW ME AWAY! It was absolutely incredible and really made you think. The story line, the characters, the twist at the end is just incredible. Easily the greatest film ever!

Gritty and brutal but it makes you think and it is so well thought out, produced and acted that it is nothing short of a masterpiece that can be viewed time and time again.

Every time I see this movie I just want to start a fight with someone. The story is great and really makes you think about the person you are and the person you want to be.

There are two kinds of people. Those who like Fight Club, and those who haven't seen it. - Sop

V 235 Comments
17 The Lion King

BEST Disney MOVIE EVER MADE! MOVIES NOWADAYS HAVE NOTHING ON THIS TIMELESS CLASSIC. PEOPLE WILL BE WELL INTO THEIR ADULT LIVES AND STILL WATCHING AND ENJOYING THE MOVIE WITH THEIR KIDS.

That's true, I'm 56 and still enjoy watching this bad boy, especially with the kids, and the kids kids. Everyone loves the Lion King. Scar might be the greatest villain ever, and the children all love the Hyenas, especially Ed. Great animation, well written and a great voice acting cast. It never grows old. - Ned964

Hakuna Matta... What a Wonderful Phrase... It Means no worries for the rest of your Days!

My all time favorite movie. I could live forever with only this to watch. - zipfoster

Shuld be #1

V 184 Comments
18 GoodFellas

Best film that Scorsese has ever made! Full of great actors, funny moments and a thorough story!

The best movie Scorsese has ever made. How it didn't win best picture oscar is beyond me.

The best movie of all time, joe Pesci made this movie and it stands today as one of the definitive Crime movies and will always!

The best film ever, truly outstanding performances from the whole cast. "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster."

V 48 Comments
19 The Godfather, Part II

This movie is within the top 3 films of all time, and generally even better than Part I. Al Pacino was more developed in this Part, plus great performances from Michael V. Gazzo (Frank Pentangeli) Robert De Niro (Vito Corleone) and Lee Strasberg (Hyman Roth) all of these men got nominated for an Oscar and Robert De Niro ended up winning the award!

This is, one of the biggest films of all time definitely top 20 material

It's a great movie, but not as much appreciated as its Legendary Predecessor

No, The Godfather did

V 40 Comments
20 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The first Terminator was alright and passable, the third one was totally awful, but Terminator 2 really knocks out, Arnold gives a great action performance. One of the greatest Action movies of all time, and it deserves to be in the top 50, it is not right to have the best Terminator down this far! It won 3 academy awards for its groundbreaking effects which are so much better than the first one! James Cameron is a director who prides himself on making fantastic movies and this is his BEST piece of work!

E best performance I have ever seen from Arnold Schwarzenegger as he revives the Terminator series and revolutionizes robotic science fiction films.

THIS IS the greatest movie of all time. - celebfan3000

Classic from the 90's so it is. Love the 'First' as well, due to how 'Cold & Relentless' it was, and out to Destroy 'Sarah Connor' who was its Target.

V 64 Comments
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Scariest Movies of All Time Best Horror Movies of All Time Greatest Comedy Movies of All Time Top Ten Animated Movies Of All Time Top Ten Most Inspirational Movies of All Time

List Stats

112,000 votes
3,075 listings
12 years, 25 days old

Top Remixes (712)

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. The Godfather
3. The Sixth Sense
DCfnaf
1. Star Wars: Episode V the Empire Strikes Back
2. War for the Planet of the Apes
3. The Dark Knight
PeeledBanana
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
2. Thor: Ragnarok
3. Hotel Transylvania
darthvadern

WRemix
View All 712

Posts

Popular vs. Best
Songsta41
Movie Review No. 1: To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) (SPOILERS)
MontyPython
Movie Review No. 2: The Big Short (2015) (SPOILERS)
MontyPython
Violence in Movies
phillysports
Egnomacs Movie Review #3: The Shawshank Redemption
egnomac
Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P