Best Movies of All Time

A movie, also called a film or motion picture, is a work of visual art used to communicate stories, ideas, or artistic beauty through the use of moving images accompanied by sound. This list includes the top movies of all time, which may include award winners, critical darlings, box office hits, pop culture phenomena, and historically significant classics.
The Top Ten
1 Forrest Gump Forrest Gump Product Image

Forrest Gump is often overlooked because of many of the great movies that came out the same year such as the previously mentioned masterpiece Shawshank Redemption, another brilliant masterpiece Pulp Fiction, one of the best Disney films ever created in Lion King, one of the best Keanu Reeves movies in Speed, and more (also because it won the Best Picture which is fine with me this is all subjective). This does not take away from the fact that this is one of the best movies of the 1990s and likely all time. This movie is simply breathtaking, from the acting, the dialogue, the cinematography, the basically everything. This film is one of only a few to almost make me cry, a really emotional movie with a really exceptional story. I really like movies, I've seen hundreds of them, maybe thousands. I can say that I understand some of the placements on the list, although this list says "best" movies of all time people are choosing movies that are their "favorite" or some of the more "popular" ...more

Gosh I love this movie. I was late to the party and saw it for the first time in September of 2019! I'm not much of a movie critic but this is one of my favorite films I've ever seen. I never understood its world renowned hype before I watched it, and now...I'm voting for it on this list just like everyone else! Truly a masterpiece.

Forrest Gump is currently the most popular movie on thetoptens, and honestly, it kind of deserve it. It's a good history trip to the 60s, is very funny, very touching, and the character of Forrest Gump is one of my favorite characters in fiction. I plan to do a list of my favorite movies in the near future, and Forrest Gump has a certain chance of being in that list.

This literally has everything that makes a movie good and puts all these great elements together in the best way.
Side story: I remember the first time I saw this my dad thought I would like it and I was doing something else at the time so I was just like "I guess for ten minutes or so". Then minutes of kind-of-watching turned into fifteen minutes of seriously watching and the power went out and I was furious. Then the power came back on half an hour-ish later and I was really happy, then we watched the rest of it. I really fell in love with it without even planning to.
But yeah just it's an incredible movie. Forrest is so interesting in that his IQ isn't that high but he's actually a lot wiser than most of the characters in the movie, in my opinion.

2 The Godfather The Godfather Product Image

When I try to rank anything when it comes to sports, film, etc... I usually have personal bias as well as the opinions of others. Usually, something that holds the #1 spot in these types of lists are very popular, iconic, influential, and beloved. They are also widely accepted as the best like with Michael Jordan in basketball. I believe that The Godfather is the greatest movie ever. This movie was influential in so many ways, it changed the entire way people looked at how to make a movie. Also, there are so many iconic lines in that movie. There's a 90% chance you have heard someone say "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." Also, almost everyone ever has heard of this movie and most people love it whether they are the general public or movie critics. The movie itself it just amazing. This movie has one of the greatest directors (Coppola) directing it and possibly the greatest cast (Brando, Duvall, Pacino, etc) for a movie. I don't want to go too in depth with this argument, ...more

I absolutely love this movie. A movie that had one of the best casts ever assembled with greats like Brando, Pacino, and Duvall. It's hard to hate this movie, the performances are stellar, it grabs your attention, planned really well, it was also kind of beautiful in a way, and was made by a great director in Francis Ford Coppola. It also was a very influential movie. I'm not sure if anyone will ever look at this... but here is my personal top 10 list (if you're curious):
1. The Godfather 6. Schindler's List
2. The Shawshank Redemption 7. The Dark Knight
3. Citizen Kane 8. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
4. Psycho 9. It's A Wonderful Life
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey 10. The Legend Of The Drunken Master.

I'll admit, this is my 2nd favorite movie tied with Cast Away. Cast Away is just so breathtaking and amazing, but I am just as obsessed with this movie as well. Now let's talk about The Godfather. The storytelling in this movie is something we don't get nowadays. We have movies with explosions, no character development, god awful acting and no plot. This is top notch acting and Brando outdid himself on this one. The plot is so intricate and deep and relies on storytelling along with action for a portrait of a mafia. The character development and the emotion also makes up a good chunk of this movie. There is one scene where man beats up and hurts a women, while in a relationship. This was so sad and emotional and also shocking. There are also more shocks in the movie. To top it all off, the color of this film is amazing. There is a golden tone in some scenes but also scenes with no "color tone". Yellow is a prominent color for objects in this film and just a prominent color in this ...more

Personally, I would consider both Part 1 and Part 2 at the top of the list. Either way, this is definitely the best movie of all time.

Is it my favorite movie? No, but it's definitely up there. But in terms of quality, it's cinema's all time high. It has everything: Oscar worthy acting (Brando got the Oscar), incredible direction and cinematography, possibly the best script ever in a movie and a ton of quotable lines (I'll make you an offer you can't refuse). Simply put, this movie is a work of art.

But what puts it over the top is that not only is it beautifully crafted, it's also incredibly engaging and entertaining! There are several movies that can be considered art (like Citizen Kane), but man of them come off as boring. This however, is not just a landmark in terms of quality, its one of my favorite movies ever that never bores me. There are so many layers to this movie, yet the outside layer by itself is incredible, and the artistic elements make it that much ...more

3 The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Product Image

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.

The finest acting performance by Heath Ledger and finesse executed by highly esteemed director Christopher Nolan generated what I believe to be the greatest film of all time. If this one isn't, then Forrest Gump should be. This movie is full of so much more than just raw action. It has deep meaning, symbolism, and powerful dialogue pertaining to a story that endlessly keeps you on the edge of your seat and have you begging for more when all is over. Personally, I love the dialogue between Alfred and practically everyone he talks to, because he is full of so much wisdom and insight with an answer to everything. Also, the Jokers dark views on chaos and Batman's opposition to those views was very interesting as well. The whole plot of the movie goes far deeper than epic fights, gadgets, and stunts, this movie even teaches us all a lesson, but you have to watch the movie yourself to understand what that is.

Christopher Nolan is a genius. All of this movie is a revolutionary, unmatched masterpiece, but two scenes in particular come to mind. SPOILER ALERT! First is the scene on the bomb-rigged boats. Whether conscious or subconscious, every viewer of that scene is deciding what THEY would do, and most choose that they would kill the convicts (since most viewers associate themselves with the citizens, and not the convicts). This makes it so incredibly heartbreaking and humbling when the viewer sees the convicts choose to save the citizens, because to the viewer it feels like THEY were just saved. Second, the scene where Heath Ledger is standing in the road, wide open, with Batman zooming towards him in the Batpod. The Jokers true intentions show through, and they are to break Batman. He shows just how much of a psychopath he is, screaming the eternally echoing "HIT ME! ". This forces batman to decide: justice or revenge. I won't spoil what happens, but it shapes the viewer's idea of who ...more

When it comes to pure superhero movies, the dark knight is probably my favorite. Nolan is one of my favorite directors, and this is one of the movies I would bring up as example to why. The characters are very well written, and the Joker is the main example of an impozing antagonist for me.

4 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

No love interest, 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.

Don't even see where the doubt can come in. Everything is so clever, its just incredible. Cinematic masterpiece if there ever was one, I think this film achieved near perfection. Justice gets served and the showing of how being well mannered and thoughtful makes you grow on people, as Andy does with everybody in this film. Not only an amazing plot which throws many surprises at you, all leading to an ending which all eventually pieces itself together, showing off the intelligence of the lead character, but also one of the very greatest stories of friendship, between Andy and Red particularly, but all of those men together become like a family. Nothing will ever top this.

Ya this is a movie to which all other movies aspire to when it come to a dark drama and redemption or salvation stories. Though other movies on this list may have better dialogue, directing, and maybe better editing but the heart and soul of this movie make one feel the blood, sweat, and tears that the characters in this movie go through as they live their ill fated lives in prison.

Much like Schindler's List, this movie make you start feeling actual pain and sadness as the characters are met with trails that a normal human being would quickly start giving up on life if experienced.

It is a beautiful work of art.

I have said before that this movie is my favorite. Is it still the case? Maybe, but I won't say it until my favorite movies list will be put. That being said, this movie is a masterpiece. Everything is so well done, to the point of near perfection (I said "Near"!). It's not like other movies I really like, that are amazing because of a couple of really amazing thing. Shawshank is really good from start to finish.

5 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Product Image

I'm sorry, number 5? No no no no… this movie is number one, hands down by several thousand miles. All Star Wars movies are insane ( ok, maybe not the rise of Skywalker, but all of the others), this movie is the best of Star Wars, and Star Wars is the best of all movies. Anyone who tries to make a better movie than this must not have everything right in the head, because it is physically impossible. Greatest movie of all time, for sure!

The Empire Strikes Back is one of my favorite Star Wars movies. The plot is very interesting, and the "I am your father" moment is iconic. The soundtrack of this movie is by far the best, with songs like Imperial March and Yoda's Theme and Han Solo and the Princess. The animation is amazing due to the fact that is was made in 1980. 1980! And it is still popular today, showing that iconic movies never die.

I adore all the Star Wars films I grew up with the original trilogy my absolute favourite ones forever will be in order
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. A New Hope
3. Revenge of the Sith

One of the best films of all time - deserves to be Number 5. Everything works - the story, the characters, the comedy, the surprisingly still great effects, the iconic score... easily my favourite of the series, and my favourite film of all time, after Inception and the Lord of the Rings trilogy (I count it as one.)

6 Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction Product Image

Currently my second favorite piece of media, first being the acclaimed Breaking Bad, Pulp Fiction was almost tailor-made for me. I watched this film a week before my 13th birthday with my dad because he insisted upon it and I didn't know at the time I would love really dialogue-heavy films like this. In Pulp Fiction everything clicks, the four subplots click, the characters click, the music clicks, the cinematography clicks, and the writing REALLY KICKS ASS (click). Also, Pulp Fiction really introduced me to more mature media because after you watch Pulp FIction you can probably handle anything...except Chernobyl that show still creeps me out. The thing that astonishes me is Forrest Gump won best picture while Pulp was snubbed and is what I consider the biggest Oscar snub in the 93 years the Academy has been around, don't get me wrong Forrest Gump is a great movie (It's actually my sister's favorite film and I'm ok with that pick) but it didn't have as big of a cultural impact as Pulp ...more

One of the best and one of my favorites. There is a lot of violent action, and some shocking moments, which are all replaced with funny dialogue. The funny dialogue and unique way that the story is presented is another reason I very much love this movie. Certainly one my favorites.

1994, was just an amazing year for fictions, and this along with Shawshank and Forrest Gump, are some of the reasons why. That being said, Pulp Fiction is my least favorite of the 1994 main trio. Party because the other two are masterpieces, but mostly because it is one of those movies, that are not for me. The pacing makes it so we have multiple stories, that doesn't have a link to each other, which isn't bad, but makes it less enjoyable for me. Still very cool though.

A kick ass movie. It brought back Travolta, and basically invented Sam Jackson and Uma Thurman. Best script ever. Best and most unique characters conceived of in any film. The dialogue isn't plot driven. The dialogue has just as much care out into it as the plot, which is told in an inverted order, and in 3 different perspectives. There is so much dialogue, all of it quotable, and while most films have "that one amazing scene" this one doesn't, because there is no tedious or in intriguing scene, it's perfect from start to finish. This movie's soundtrack rivals that of Saturday night fever. This movie has so many pop culture references, South Park would get a boner.

But best of all, there isn't a single bad performance in this movie, every performance is perfect. Pulp Fiction isn't chronological, but itge different worlds fit together like a jigsaw, something later films would try and fail to do. This movie has been quoted to death, and Ezekiel 25:17 is now on a poster necessary ...more

7 Back to the Future Back to the Future Product Image

Very iconic movie. Very cool and fun, and good special affects. I have scene a lot of 80's movies and this has some of the best special affects for its time.

I loved this movie to death. I've watched it at least 50 times, and it is truly awesome. I literally was smiling to death when Marty's dad finally stood up to Biff. Sure, Titanic was great. But I kind of wish Starman was on there in its place, it is an incredible science fiction romance, watch it before you die. Overall, this movie was amazing. It keeps your heart racing, and even after watching it so many times your hooked to the epic ending. I fell in love with this movie.

I don't know how many times I saw this movie at primary school. And yeah, it is cool. Nothing is particularly remarquable, but it is really well made all the way.

This is one of the few triologies where you aculley want to watch every movie. It has a great storyline, humor, and it is quite funny to think they thought we would have hover boards (ok, we do but different) in our time.

8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Product Image

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is the #1 set of movies I've always been able to go back to and watch without getting bored. So many scenes that still give me chills and nostalgia more than 10 years after the first watch. The Return of the King is the undisputed greatest LoTR movie, combining the incredible soundtrack with extraordinary filming and camera work. Tolkien was a genius for writing these books and Peter Jackson's direction was incredible. Soundtrack, cast, direction, camerawork, everything about this movie still has me incredulous, maybe not the best movie out there, but my personal favorite ever. And I feel it is safe to say that I'm not the only one who thinks this.

I've seen many famous movies, but none of the movies got me shivers but this. It was not some kind of ordinary fantasy movies, but a great artwork like IIias.

It's like in the great movies list, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes... you didn't want to know what was number 1? Because how could it be number one if it wasn't from Tolkien? How could the list go on when so much bad has happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even bad movies must pass. A new vote will come, and when it comes it will shine out the clearer. Those are the movies that stay with you. That mean something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I understand. I know now. Folk in those movies had lots of chances of turning back only they didn't. Because they were holding on to something.

That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth voting for.

By all you hold dear, on this good earth! I bid you vote! Men of the west!

Masterpiece. This is not only the best fantasy film, but the best film there has ever been and probably the best film there will ever be... It is perfect in all aspects: acting, scenery, battle scenes, music (thanks to Howard Shore), etc.

Also, it is mostly true to the book by the literary genius who is J.R.R. Tolkien (unlike the Hobbit films... ), and any changes were for the better (such as the part where the hobbits return to the Shire).

Overall, a perfect ending to an amazing trilogy. There are very few films that you can watch countless times, noticing new things each time and never getting bored, but this is most definitely one of them...

9 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Product Image

What's this talk of modern Star Wars movies being better than the old ones? Mind ya'll, they barely used CGI and the people who worked on Star Wars to become as big as it has. It also launched the careers of legends such as Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. Don't forget the original trilogy's movies contained the most famous and recognizable soundtracks ever. The acting was better in the old movies and I think people like the newer movies better mostly because others are criticizing the newer ones and they like the action better. I do appreciate the prequel trilogy and sequel trilogy but think of all the factors. If you do think of all the factors, the older movies are "better" than the newer ones.

Star Wars became famous with this iconic movie. Although it may not be the best in the Saga, it certainly is the most memorable, being the first ever Star Wars movie to be made. From Luke learning who he is, to meeting all the amazing characters, and blowing up the Death Star, this movie still blows my mind, after 24 years!

Surely Number 1. and I'm not a fanboy. In terms of entertainment, cultural impact, and industry impact, the greatest ever. It changed filmmaking forever. It revolutionised special effects through ILMs collaborative interdisciplinary work. It brought back classic epic orchestral film scores. It generated mass marketing and promotional products never seen before at that scale and created a collectibles industry which thrives today (but there is a landfill downside). It took unheard of or quite new actors and made them global stars. It created archetypal characters which are recognised the world over. It broke the studio system for good. Arguably it created the first film, game, books etc franchise. It has lines of dialogue known across the globe. It successfully blended numerous genres and cultures into a seamless believable universe. It fostered diversity by the concept of different races, genders and peoples living together in a shared universe. And as well as all that, it's a load of ...more

I already made a review of this movie, and my comment with the most likes currently is about this movie, but I will say it again! This movie is a very good introduction to this amazing saga, and is simple in its effectiveness.

10 The Lion King The Lion King Product Image

Not only does the year 1994 is great for having three of the most likes movies on this list, but it has the most popular animated movie as well! If you ask to me, this movie is really really good when you look at the basics, but not impressive personally... Then you look at Scar! The best classic Disney antagonist in my opinion. Scar alone makes the Lion King go from a movie in the standards of Disney during its best eras, to the second best Disney renaissance film. Also I like the songs quite a lot.

I'm honestly surprised to see this in the top 10. A person would be pretty bold to say this film is a top 10 film of all time. Over Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Terminator, GoodFellas, etc, for me, personally, probably not. Lion King is definitely a top 10 animated film of all time for all eternity. But top 10 of all movies... that's a stretch. But I do love this movie, it goes in depth and is particularly dark for a kids movie. The soundtrack is full of timeless songs and the voice acting work is great.

Lion King had shown us that Disney will never get old it was such a great movie bringing in so much money to the box office. I know loads of people wholove this movie I know teenagers who waited in line to see it in 3-D Disney just blows my mind and this movie is such an inspiration to lots people even though some people say it's a Disney movie with animals it gives you lots of inspiration. So if you haven't seen it I highly suggest that you buy on Amazon or go to www.Cornell1801.com

The Lion King is an animated Disney movie, so you probably wouldn't jump to call it "the greatest movie ever". But if you really think about the plot, it's an amazing story with lots of deep meanings and life lessons behind it. You have to consider it one of the most exceptional movies of all time, and it can definitely be compared to huge theatrical films...even in spite of the fact that it's a cartoon!

The Newcomers

? Lolita (1997) Lolita (1997) Product Image
? Extremities Extremities Product Image
The Contenders
11 Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War Product Image

I love Infinity War, the acting is stellar (as usual), the effects are just mind-blowing, the action pushes you to the back of your seat, and the ending is just shocking. This may be one of the MCU's best movies ever and may continue to be one of its absolute best for a while. It is actually one of my favorite movies of the 2010s. But, when comparing it to other eras' movies, this movie is outshined. More modern movies are more action and adventure, and usually movies of this genre don't have good storytelling and plot, and I love a good storyline. Thankfully, Infinity War is one of those action movies with a good story but still I'd put lots of movies ahead of this one in terms of quality such as Citizen Kane, The Godfather, City Lights, On The Waterfront, 8 1/2, and Parasite. This is just my opinion, to some people these movies may be pretty boring because they are people who like action, which is fine (some action movies are absolute works of art like LOTR). Now onto another point, ...more

I'm going to just say it right now. Infinity War isn't a top 50 movie ever, it isn't a masterpiece. There are better movies out there, it does deserve a pick don't get me wrong, vote for what you want to vote for. I'm just saying, it's one of the best movies in the Marvel franchise, all the development that leads up to it and how well the movie was executed is astonishing. It's not necessarily one of the cream of the crop when it comes to cinema. I think Martin Scorsese said something about movies like the Marvel ones aren't cinema but I'm not talking about that so moving on. Movies that I consider actual masterpieces include the Godfather trilogy, LOTR trilogy, Shawshank, Forrest Gump, Citizen Kane, and Casablanca. These movies are cinema and film at its best. As I said, I wouldn't necessarily call Infinity War cinema and film at its best, but it does come pretty close. Also not part of my rant but some people are acting like they saw the villain win in a movie for the first time, ...more

Avengers is amazing, but Infinity War really introduces something new. The whole Thanos situation, the surprising turn of events, and the shocking ending, really makes you want to just jump in the movie and be with the characters. The humor, action, fantasy, and sci-fi of this movie makes it fun, enjoyable, and anticipating.

This is my favourite movie of all time you don't need to watch any of the marvel movies to understand it, this will be the first mcu movie I will show my children, I am also one of those people that agrees with Thanos, you need to watch every other marvel movie to understand endgame while you don't have to for this and it shows real world modern day problems. I think this is the best movie of all time.

12 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Terminator 2: Judgment Day Product Image

I just recently watched this movie, and I LOVED it! This is one of the few sequels that's better than the original, I mean, I loved the original, but this is still better! It's high on my personal top 10.

The greatest action movie of all time. Even though this movie was made 30 years ago, the practical effects and CGI is still amazing, even better than many of the movies made today.

This is a perfect sci fi sequel to the level of Empire Strikes Back. Very interesting, very funny, very emotional, and it surprises you. The first Terminator was good but not my style while Judgment Day is very good on top of being enjoyable for people like me.

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!

13 Avengers: Endgame Avengers: Endgame Product Image

To the person who talked about foreign films and classics, I have an answer. People these days especially kids don't necessarily need a masterful plot. As long as the plot makes sense and is good and has good action and good humor it is considered one of their favorite movies. Kids don't like drawn out stories or romantic or tragedy movies they want high stakes action, humor, and a big battle at the end which is perfectly fine. I'm one of these people in fact. Like I thought Godfather was too long and I'm not joking when I fell asleep. Just cause movies are classics doesn't necessarily make them good like Pulp Fiction was a classic but I didn't like it. To me, Endgame is the best movie of all time and I will admit I'm probably being naive since I haven't watched Forrest Gump, Citizen Kane, Parasite, Shawshank, A wonderful life, and stuff like that and when I grow up it will likely change but to me, it is a masterpiece and the greatest movie in my teenage eyes.

To the person who responded to me talking about all that I did, I respect your opinion. Just remember at the end of the day, it's what I think, you can have your own opinion. I totally agree that people today would rather see something like a Marvel movie. But I try to be unbiased and look at all the stuff in a movie that makes it a "masterpiece." Especially during this COVID thing (hope y'all stay safe), I have had time to watch a lot of things, most especially movies. Endgame is really good don't get me wrong, in my opinion one of the best superhero movies. However, Endgame for me is like one of those really good athletes who just missed out on the Hall Of Fame (like the top 50-100 greatest movies ever). Also, I was just surprised by how much films I didn't see in the top 100, let alone the top 200 or 300 (yes I scrolled that far down). Oh and I also fell asleep when first watching the Godfather, it does move pretty slow.

Like Infinity War, this movie is quite overrated. However, here is message to all the people telling me Endgame was worse than its predecessor: Endgame is better. What I find super interesting about Endgame is that there is no action until the end, meaning that the movie mostly focus on the character development, which is cool! The music is also godlike, what they made with the characters is super interesting, and overall it might be my favorite MCU movie outside Guardians of Galaxy 2, and Civil War. Not amazing but very well done.

Like I love Infinity War, Endgame is my favorite of all the marvel movies, and it's not hard to see why. The end of Infinity War definitely left us on a cliffhanger, and expecting a phenomonal resolution, and Endgame delivered! The sadness of the beginning, mixed with the excitement of the middle, and the pure determination in the end battle makes it the perfect conclusion(maybe) to a beloved series.

14 Titanic Titanic Product Image

Titanic is a masterpiece, and my favorite film of all time.

The story is predictable yes, but 1: It's Titanic, we all know what's going to happen. 2: I am invested in every scene, and I never feel bored when I watch.

The characters are so memorable and likeable, especially Jack Dawson.

The special effects are unbelievable. The fact that they built a full scale recreation of the Titanic, tilted the sets, and put in all that water is incredible.

The sinking scenes are intense, and some of my favorite scenes in cinematic history.

This movie gets way more hate than it deserves. It is an incredible film, and my favorite film of all time.

14? It's a 3-hour movie, and you're never bored once. Every scene is important and well-done. It beats Infinity War and Endgame, by a landslide. At least top 6, come on.

Back when I was younger, I was one of those guys that said Titanic was trash without seeing it. Now, I love this movie. Similarly to how Scar made the Lion King considerably better for me, Jack really made me love Titanic. He is very charismatic, and touching, and everything. Of course, I also love the build up to the boat sinking, the music and other things. See? There are other great things about Titanic than just the romance!

Absolutely brilliant movie! Loved the relationship between Jack and Rose because how often do you find a poor man and a beyond rich woman fall in love? James Cameron deserves an A+ on this movie. Titanic is one of those movies that no matter how old it gets it will always be a classic. My parents love it, I love it, and hopefully some day my kids will or the next generation will too. Leo DiCaprio was perfect for the role of Jack, because one, he is one of the greatest actors of all time and two, he was extremely attractive which made girls love this movie even more.

15 Inception Inception Product Image

This movie blew all others out of the water. The music soundtrack was wonderful, the best in any movie I have ever watched, my compliments to Hans Zimmer. The acting was great and almost flawless, although in my reviews I did find a couple minor mistakes, as so with every great movie. Leonardo DiCaprio's performance was exquisite, as were many of the other actors and actresses. The plot was well-developed and fast-paced, although the resilient-minded will be able to follow along without a problem. One of the brainiest movies ever. During my entire career, I have never seen a concept just as amazing as the "dream within a dream", though it was mainly how Christopher Nolan executed that was so great. Christopher Nolan, you are a genius. The directing, writing, and screenplay were all exceptional. The filming was great, and some of the shots blew my mind. The hallway fight scene is one of the best ever created, and although not a normal heist movie it is amazing. Also, the love story and ...more

I'm beginning to get a bit ticked off that inception isn't above extremely overrated movies that are much worse such as infinity war, titanic, the lion king, terminator 2, jurassic park, the star wars movies, and pulp fiction. All of these are mindless movies that would never beat inception in an un-biased expert comparison. Read the other comments for reasons why inception is so much better. Movies like forrest gump, the lord of the rings and back to the future I can understand being higher because they are good and more popular, and masterpiece movies like the godfather, the dark knight, and the shawshank redemption inception is pretty much equal to. But inception really just is the best and I can't vote for anything else while it is unfairly this low. So that was my two cents on why I voted for inception, please vote for it as well so that it can actually get where it deserves, among the dark knight, the godfather, and the shawshank redemption. Thanks for hopefully taking my ...more

Okay, I see what's happening here... So many Boomers are voting on this list that it's only movies from the 20th century near the top, right? But no! Every Boomer I know likes or even loves this movie! So clearly a bunch of gits who haven't seen or didn't understand this masterpiece and voted for every other movie near the top. Just look at the number of comments on this, and compared to movies like infinity war or Terminator 2 that have no imagination and 1 quarter of the comments on this because idiots who just like pew pew and car chases voted for em.

If movies were art, this would make the mona lisa look like some corny painting made by kindergarteners. It is just so deep, so awesome, so flawless... you can't go wrong by voting inception. It deserves the top spot just like pizza deserves the top spot for best foods, water deserves the top spot for best drinks, etc. Unfortunately, there are many people who don't understand the mind-bending concepts and amazing ideas of inception, and that is why this isn't so much higher. Those who do, however, will agree with me that this is a near-perfect movie. Trust me, this deserves your vote. If you haven't seen it, quickly watch it on netflix. Vote inception

16 Jurassic Park Jurassic Park Product Image

This deserves at LEAST number 10! This is by far my favorite movie, it's a classic. Steven Spielberg did such a great job with this film, the raptors in the kitchen seen is super nerve-racking, the musical scores are unforgettable, the t-rex is just...perfect! There are a few flaws, like the cliff in the t-rex breakout scene seemingly comes out of nowhere (If you're a big-time JP fan like I am you most likely know what I'm talking about) But still, this film is a masterpiece. Please get it higher!

My name is Dustin Bible and I cannot believe that Jurassic Park is only 33. I mean I love dinosaurs, despite the fact that mixed dinosaurs from two different time periods and that doesn't make sense to a dino expert like myself. I mean come on who was the fact checker on this. I read the book and the dang T-Rex doesn't have such a dramatic part. Since we are on the book what happened to the aviary. They saved it for the crappy third movie just so they could get that overrated short-armed chicken looking T-Rex more screen time. Why didn't they have an "brontosaurus", sorry I prefer the unofficial name.

Hi, I'm Tom Jeferson and I believe that if the movie had actually tried to follow what the booki was, it would've been too long but still, the book had way better scenes like the boat chase. One thing the book had was more characters and Muldoon actually lived. While I'm typing this, the first Pirates of the Caribbean was better than the second, and harry potter was an alright book series, wasn't a fan of the movies. Though I concure, the genetics could be used to make cloned dino's, but their molecular structure would be too unsecure for them to adapt that fast. I doubt if in reality they could even breathe out air, if all of the parts were even there.

This movie was a game changer. It revolutionized how people want to see movies, and became one of the best know and recognized movies ever.

17 The Matrix The Matrix Product Image

Once in classe, we had to do a work on a distopia movie. I said to my partners to watch Matrix, and that it would be very good to work on it. They refused because it was too old. They will never know what amazing movie they missed out on! The action is on point, the universe is super interesting, and the characters are cool. By the way, apparently there will be a Matrix 4, and since it is still made by the Watchowskys, I am curious about it.

The Matrix is the all-time BEST movie! This should be number 1, not number 17! Action-packed, epic, awesome moves movie... can't say it's not great!

Matrix is the movie who dare you to think for your self and teach you to discern the truth from media , internet and political propaganda . Make no mistake in this world are unplugged (most of the people who let them self to be strep up by their rights and subdue in a life in a small apparently safe cocoon ) , the machines ( our system no mater from were you are from system is the same , difference are only how violent is the system and how well they keep the appearance of freedom) and the resistance ( people who want you to be free and not to enlist in any movement, just to have compassion for every being, to protect your human rights and to judge for yourself every information you receive)

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?

18 Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan Product Image

One of my favorite movies ever! My dad showed me it and I loved it! It should be at least be at 11.

Sorry not sorry Infinity War watch this and then that and tell me what is better. If you think Infinity War is better you should be ashamed of your self. I love the whole superhero universe believe me, but that movie wasn't that good.

This is what people should be watching instead of Disney movies. I love Disney but this movie is way better. It has action, adventure and its very realistic its not a mouse talking. I think that if this is not the best war movie ever what is!?

I'm a 10 year old girl that loves this movie over everything else believe me its good!

First off I don't think Endgame does not deserve to be #17, most of the Marvel movies are like top 50-100 caliber but not top 20. Sure they gross the highest and have high ratings and cost lots of money to film and have great actors. Don't get me wrong I love the MCU, but there are simply other films, that aren't as big and epic that are better than movies like Avengers. There are those films like Shawhsank Redemption, The Godfather, and Forrest Gump that are much better (in my opinion). Sure Endgame has this much rotten tomatoes and popcorn and IMDb ratings etc. But ratings don't really prove how good a movie really is. You just have to watch a movie to actually see how good it is. In fact, I didn't even make this comment to talk about how I love Saving Private Ryan, which I do. I made this just to clear up any misunderstandings anyone has had about these things. Some people like these things and others like other things, that will never change.

One of the most underrated movies of all-time! As a service member myself, I can say that huge credit is owed to Stephen Spielberg for the realistic nature and accurate detail of all his war movie productions. This movie is no exception! The acting is fantastic, the movie is well directed and well written! The heart of the movie is the value of life and our actions. Everyone should see it!

Tough choice to make one pick. So many good movies. Most movies in the top 20 are all great. Get Harry Potter out of there and move Silence of the Lambs up! Saving Private Ryan was amazingly portrayed and a tribute to the Greatest Generation - never forget that our country wouldn't exist without them. Fantastic generation and fantastic movie.

19 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Product Image

I know the prequels aren't particularly loved, but Revenge of the Sith is so anticipating and shocking and sad that I just had to vote it. Because of the shocking turn of events in Empire Strikes Back, of course George Lucas has to tell us why. The Revenge of the Sith perfectly delivers how young Anakin became the feared Darth Vader. The end scene always gets me crying, and honestly, I can't hold it back.

Hot take: this movie is kind of mediocre. It is the best of the prequels, and has its amazing moments, but it is still a Star Wars prequel at the end of the day. Some scenes are still stupid, some characters are still useless, some actors still don't do their best. It is a nice guilty pleasure though.

This climatic ending of the prequel trilogy is one of my favorites of the entire series. It finally shows both the end of the Clone Wars (for the worse), and the dark change of Anakin Skywalker, to Darth Vader.

Why is this in the top 20? I mean I do really like this movie but I don't think it's anywhere near the greatest of all time! But that's just my opinion.

20 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey Product Image

This film is incredible, mostly because it transcends its label of being a "film", which is a feat that only a few pictures have ever achieved. It is an experience. Kubricks vision propelled decades beyond 1968, offering us the chance to contemplate our existence, the advancement of technology and why we are here. The stunning visuals hold up wonderfully even to this day, and the orchestral contribution can take you from awe and beauty, to fear of the unknown in minutes. A truly glorious and atmospheric depiction of what lies beyond.

One of m'y most guilty dislikes for me. I can't deny its high quality, but it REALLY slow pace, and I don't understand the ending at all. At least, the part with the robot is super cool.

Evolution, Artificial Intelligence, Hallucinatory Experiences, Consciousness Expansion, Space/Time - the Masterpiece of the Master Director. If it's anything less than Number One you either didn't see it or you don't get it. The pure horror of AI controlling man. Look Dave, I can see that you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

Truly a one of a kind viewing experience. 2001 is so unique that the film industry, with its current reliance on sequels and action-packed blockbusters, would never even consider making a film like it now. Kubrick was a meticulous director who never pandered to viewers. He expected his audiences to think for themselves and reach their own conclusions about what the film meant. Some people may say it's slow moving and too cerebral, but it's an unforgettable movie.

21 Fight Club Fight Club Product Image

Atmospheric, enchanting, inspiring in a darker sense than most can imagine until watching this movie, brutal and manly as hell (literally), and while some find it to be confusing and at times boring, the ending twist is more than enough to make almost everyone I known go "Wait what happened? We should watch this again sometime"

I watched it many times, and you can bet I will watch it many more times, having a bad day? Watch this movie, it wont brighten it up, just make you feel really bad ass for enduring such a day, making you feel like the scum of the earth thanks to this movie that sensation alone is one of the best things I ever experienced, and a good reason to watch this movie any day of the week.

Note: My parents found it boring, but they aren't very bright nor interested in the many different aspects of the mind, so if you like many others do not enjoy the beginning, keep watching it will all make sense in the end, and if it does not learning a bit about the mind ...more

This is a bit overrated, but I still liked it. Brad Pitt was in it, and I think that he was the only reason that this movie was overrated. Anyways, this male aggression thing that spins the town into a spiral of destruction towards oblivion is quite bad***. I think that since the movie was called Fight Club, there should have been more fight scenes, but I guess for an average teenager/adult at the time, that was enough. I didn't think there was too much drama, for a movie in that genre. I think that it deserves it's 7.8/10 average. I think that there was a bit of an over-hype at the time, though. Even though hype back in 1999 (not very long ago) was a bit rare, it was too much for this average, sit-on-the-couch, "drama" movie. I still loved it though.

Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

Fight Club is super interesting. I like the message behind the movie, and the psychology of the characters is interesting. It is not for everyone, that's for sure, but I did manage to enjoy it quite a lot.

22 Toy Story Toy Story Product Image

I want to swear at all you people. How is "Toy Story" above all the classics? If you people think that this (admittedly good, but not top of all time) movie is the 37th best movie to ever be made, then you should watch more movies! Do me a favor, search up "It Happened One Night", "Gone with the Wind", "12 Angry Men", "Witness for the Prosecution", "Bringing up Baby", and "It's a Wonderful Life". If, after witnessing these masterpieces, you still think "Toy Story" is good, then you should go to a psychologist. Darn, this generation really does suck! And I am a teenager, but at least I know my classics.

This movie changed animation forever and was revolutionary for it's time. In my opinion, animation would not be where it is today if this movie did not come out. Pixar as a whole to be honest changed the animation genre forever and is still the best animation company of all time in my opinion.

A beautifully animated masterpiece that heralds the arrival of Pixar with deeply entertaining, though sometimes a little bit irritating, results.

Even though its four sequels are better in my opinion, this movie is quite great. I like the concept of toys being alive, it is quite funny, emotionnal, and everything. To be short, it is a Pixar movie, and not the meh ones.

23 The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Product Image

The two best movies ever are a toss up between Gone with the Wind and the Wizard of Oz. Many terrific and wonderful films have been made since, and many of them are perhaps more entertaining and maybe even in many ways much better than these two. But in terms of longevity of popularity and immense cultural and movie influence, I don't think you can top these two.

Eh... this movie didn't age that well. And don't think I don't like old movies, but this one is just a super average kid movie (note that being a kid movie isn't bad).

If this film isn't al least in your top ten, you should be shot in the head. Everybody saw it at a young age, and everybody has fond memories of it. When I was a kid, it showed on television during Christmas all the time, so my best memories of it were also Christmas memories. Just like "A Christmas Story", I have such great memories of laying in bed with the T.V. on on Christmas Eve, not being to go to sleep, and just watching it. That is what memories are made of.

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

24 GoodFellas GoodFellas Product Image

This film made me actually want to be in the mafia. It made it seem so cool and fun to me an organized criminal. They were like movie stars with muscle! They did whatever they wanted! It's about a man named Henry Hill, whom has been involved with the Sicilian mafia since he was 13 in 1955. He grew up in it, and we watch him grow up in it. It's like a biography of this man. Actually, it is. There was a real Henry Hill that this film was pretty closely based on. Also, the cast is awesome. Ray Liotta rules, Joe Pesci is awesome, and Robert DeNiro is just Robert DeNiro. I instantly recognized Ray Liotta as the voice of Tommy Vercetti.

The Godfather is what Hollywood phony mafia looks like, and Goodfellas is what the real mafia looks like. It is the most accurate mob movie of all time (Casino is 2nd). It was such an accurate portrayal and even if you listen to interviews with people like Henry Hill and Michael Franzese, and others familiar with the story, they'll tell you just how accurate it really is. Joe Pecsi won the academy award for best supporting actor, and he absolutely deserved it. Ray Liotta was fantastic, as was Paul Sorvino. DeNiro was better in Casino, but solid in Goodfellas as well (he's an absolute moron in real life, by the way. The man is a retard)

GoodFellas is just like the Godfather: a mafia movie that I happen to respect a lot, but that I don't really love. That being said, I think the Godfather was overall better, but if you told me otherwise, I would understand.

Why the hell is this film so down in the list? And see avengers was above it. What does avengers have? Special effects special effect, special effects nothing... Those who voted for those petty films above... Just watch this Martin flick... It's one of the best...
The direction, music, acting, everything.
De Niro was living in it guys.

25 The Godfather Part II The Godfather Part II Product Image

Easily the greatest gangster film of all time and possibly the number one movie ever made, Part II is one sequel that steadily improves upon it's predecessor. This film is a true masterstroke, with not a single flaw. It includes possibly the best on-screen performance of Al Pacino's career and a host of other electrifying performances from actors Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Lee Strasberg and Michael V Gazzo. The cinematography is beautiful and the script is immaculate. Everything from to script, to the music, to the costuming is pitch perfect.

The godfather part II was definitely the most superior of all the others in the trilogy! Part I was amazing! But came nowhere close to II, Part I was just pure crap all over! Andy Garcia ruined the whole film for everybody. This one, had the most Oscars, and also starred the two greatest actors of all time as the leading roles: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino! De niro took out the oscar for best actor!

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!

It was so hard to watch, not just because it was complicated, evil, gripping, or sad, but because it was all of those things put together. It was basically two movies, but when you put them together the suspense skyrockets. Truly the best movie of all time, though the first comes very, very close.

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