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 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.

I just have one big thing to say. When you click on heather’s profile and look at the stats as to how many votes she gets per day, you can see how many people voted for each item on all the items on her lists that got voted for. What I am wondering is why, when usually no other movie on the list gets more than one vote, every day Forrest Gump gets close to thirty, usually the exact same number. What I am wondering is whether Forrest Gump is only in first because every day the same thirty people vote on this list again, even though you’re pretty much only supposed to vote on a list once ever. If this is true, and if the people doing that see this comment, then please stop. That is not a good thing to do. And yes, I think Forrest Gump is a great movie, but if it is only in first because people are ruining the list, than I guess it really isn’t in first. And when you compare it to the masterpieces that are right behind it on the list, the Godfather, The Shawshank Redemption, and ...more

I think Forrest Gump has suffered some serious backlash because it won Best Picture over Shawshank and Pulp Fiction, which I do think are better movies than Forrest Gump (not by much though). Nonetheless, Forrest Gump is a cinematic masterpiece and will become a classic in years to come. One of Tom Hanks best performances and one of the greatest movies of all time.

The reason why this is ranked number one for best movies is the same reason Bohemian Rhapsody is ranked number one for best songs. Just like Bohemian Rhapsody feels like a bunch of mini songs to make up one large song, Forrest Gump doesn't feel like one movie, it feels like a bunch of mini movies, meant to create one continuous narrative. That is why this movie is so great, because almost every major part of this movie can be expanded out into an entire movie.

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

THERE AIN'T NO WAY MOVIES LIKE THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE ARE IN THE TOP 100 there is 100+ problems with this list and I don't think that's an exaggeration. How is Inside Out better than Taxi Driver and Silence of the Lambs? How is 12 Angry Men, Gone With The Wind, and It's A Wonderful Life, out of the top 50? How is Despicable Me #49 and over movies like Toy Story 3? Someone please tell me how the Spongebob movie is better than Jaws or Spirited Away. Citizen Kane at #28? This list is absolutely wack in my opinion and I just want people to know that. And yes I think The Godfather is a real good movie and my reasons for why it's great have already been listed by other people.

How did Coppola get Marlon Brando and Al Pacino to work together along with other legends like Robert Duvall? I don't know how but Coppola's a genius. He directed this masterpiece with probably the greatest cast ever, the film score is one of the best, acting is on point, it's slow moving but it's worth the watch.

The Godfather, is a very good movie... but it is not MY movie. The actors are good, and I can't deny Coppola's amazing job with the directing, but it is just too slow pace for me. Still great though.

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.

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.

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

4 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

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.

The top 10 list, in my opinion, has too many mindless action movies. "Casablanca" "Citizen Kane" "Gates of Heaven" "La Dolce Vita" "Raging Bull" "The Third Man"

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.

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

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.)

I talked about Star Wars a few times before, and this movie is still one of my favorite in the saga. The Empire Strikes Back is simply amazing and no the twist is not the only reason why. So many scenes are iconic here, and for good reasons. Did you know that this movie wasn't made by George Lucas by the way?

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.

The best Star Wars film as it has some of the most iconic moments in film history. The characters, the plot, romance, action and others are all great!

6 Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction Product Image

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.

This movie glorifies violence as if killing another was nothing and human life has no value. Whether it was intense is not the question. Can never vote for anything so without values

What? Forrest Gump is number two? I thought we knew back in '94 that Pulp Fiction was way better than that movie and that Gump's Oscar win was ridiculous. But apparently I have to vote for this movie just to get it in the top five. There are a couple movies I would accept being put above this film, The Godfather is one and I would even let The Shawshank Redemption slide a spot above this maybe. However, Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie and one of the greatest ever made. Firstly, it's unique. Quentin Tarantino is a great director and only he could have directed it. It's brilliant; the dialogue, the camera work, the awesome soundtrack, the cast. I like to say that there's two kinds of movies. Smart ones and dumb ones. Smart films are superior but are sometimes difficult to watch multiple times. Dumb films (like comedies and mindless action movies) aren't as great as smart films (in fact sometimes they're not good at all) but you have to watch one every once in a while because they're ...more

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 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.

Oh my gosh, I just love back to the future. Its really funny, there are lots of mysteries to be solved, and the time travel makes it super interesting.

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.

The Lord of the Rings is easily one of my favorite series I have ever seen. This climatic ending to the trilogy was my favorite movie in the trilogy

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a bit too complicated, and slow pace for me, but I can't deny their high quality! This one in particular is an amazing ending for this saga.

The King of fantasy movies. I also personally prefer fantasy genre more than superhero movies . I find the story superior, better character development which is more memeorable, great moral values, themes and has longer impact. Superhero movies on the other hand are just one time watch for me. I just see once, enjoy the action and forget it. My favourite movies are Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.

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!

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.

This is the first Star Wars movie made in 1977 it is still a great movie it gave us one of the best villains of all time Darth Vader Luke Skywalker is still one of my favorite Jedi I also love Han and Chewbacca and Princess Leia and of course Obi Wan Kenobi I give it a 9.9/10

10 Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War Product Image

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

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.

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.

I really like Infinity War and all, but it is clearly overrated for me. That being said, I would say it is pretty good. The ending is very emotional in particular.

The Newcomers

? Godzilla vs. Kong

This movie was pheomenol (sry for bad spelling). Kong is pretty much a human on steriods. His actions are human and he is so caring for the little girl. And I love the plot twist where they team up against mecha godzilla. Great movie deserves to be on this list.

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The Contenders
11 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.

I have seen both versions. the first one was a long time ago. the second one was last year. I thought it was interesting even though I was yelling at simba to not listen to the other animals at some point

This film has everything ever needed in a film, comedy, romance, adventure, bad guys, mystery, Fun. I love it, ever second is a classic!

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

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!

First, Terminator wasn't bad. Second one... Amazing. You know how action movies always have lame storylines. Well this one has a amazing storyline and lots of action. James Cameron really worked hard on this master piece. This isn't your same old Michael Bay movie people, this is a TRUE action sci-fi movie. Oh and I just wanna say Die Hard is also a good movie... Just saying... It also has a storyline... By the way, don't watch the third Terminator or all the other sequels, they're trash like Donald Trump.

This movie is the very definition of science fiction. This movie has so many memorable catchphrases. This movie has an amazing villain which a lot of movies lack. The scene where arnie goes into the molten metal to destroy himself was so cinematic. This movie has aged so well and looks so good even today. This movie was made almost 30 years ago. 30 years from now, this movie will still hold it's place as one of the greatest blockbusters of all time.

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.

I mean this movie is really good don't get me wrong. I just fail to see why this is the #18 best movie ever made, maybe because it isn't. This list is just wack. I mean there are many fan favorite at the top of the list, this isn't top 10 FAVORITE movies of all time, it's a list about the BEST movies of all time. So movies like Lion King, Star Wars, Back to the Future, should probably be a bit lower. Another problem I see with this list is where are all the classic movies? Like Citizen Kane, Casablanca, It's A Wonderful Life, those type of movies... they deserve to be near the top. Also I am seeing a lack of Kubrick and Hitchcock films near the top and it really bothers me. Also, ANY FOREIGN FILMS? The USA isn't the only place that makes good movies. Seven Samurai, Rashomon, 8 1/2, and most recently Parasite. So yes I just put this here where I am predicting most people will see it.

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.

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!

This is the best movie ever! I cried so much but it was a good cry. The love Jack and Rose had for each other was so pure. It was amazing. Plus I'm in love with Leonardo DiCaprio so it made the movie 200% better!

Titanic is the best movie of all time. No questions asked. This is my story Okay so it was like January 3rd or 4th maybe and I was hanging out with my boyfriend and my friend basically everyone knows my titanic rule that I don't watch it with anyone and after like a month of trying to persuade me they convinced me to watch it with them. Okay so we always watch movies in my basement so I bring the DVD downstairs and put it in the DVD player and I started screaming that I didn't want to watch it to stop the movie I didn't want to see it before the movie even started it was literally the paramount logo. So after a little bit of crying I finally calm down and I'm doing okay until it gets to the "I'm flying scene" and I started bawling I was trying SO hard not to cry but I couldn't help it. Then I put the second DVD in and there was some crying throughout the whole second DVD more intense than the "I'm flying" scene tears but nothing to major. Then the closer we got to Jacks death the ...more

15 Jurassic Park Jurassic Park Product Image

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.

This movie is not my movie, but I understand the impact it had in cinema. I just don't find a lot of impressive things in it personally.

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.

16 Inception Inception Product Image

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

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

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.

I am ashamed to say that a while ago, I voted for avengers infinity war. It is a good movie, and back then it was one of my favourites, but then I watched inception. Now I feel pretty stupid. Infinity war was enjoyable, and exciting, and overall a good movie, but omg inception beats it in almost every way. Better actors, music, plot, directors, etc. If you are going to vote infinity war, watch this and then you can tell me which one is better. If you say infinity war, then either you are just super loyal to marvel, your brain consists of two dead brain cells, or you didn't understand the mind-bending movie that inception is

17 The Matrix The Matrix Product Image

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)

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!

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!

I've only watched half of it but already I know it's the greatest movie of all time. For the first 27 minutes you don't know whether to scream, cry, look away, or look up the insane Dday. I am a very emotional person so I don't know how I've survived watching this. Best war movie of all time and to me, SINGLE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL FREAKING TIME! How this didn't win best picture, I have no clue. But at least it didn't get completely robbed on this list like Armageddon. vote this up top 10 at least! I beg of you all!

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

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.

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.

Best Star Wars Movie! I don't get why so many people hate the prequels...It shows Anakin's story before Darth Vader and Anakin is the reason that 4, 5 and 6 happened. The Obi Wan Anakin fight was done so well. No other Star Wars fight is even close to being as good as this one. And so many people think that Hayden Christensen was a bad actor but I think he did a great job. He played Anakin the way Anakin is supposed to be played. Dramatic, angry, etc. Luke is a great Jedi and all but I like Anakin's story more than Lukes. "You were the chosen one!" Even if Anakin is creepy sometimes haha

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

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.

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.

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

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.

There are very few movies that are absolutely perfect from beginning to end. Fight Club is one of them. Everything in this movie is pure perfection and everything is exactly in its place: the soundtrack, the cast, the whole brooding and dark (but in a clever way) atmosphere and tone of the movie, and the ending that is as symbolic and enlightening as a movie ending could possibly be. It is, IMHO, the perfect movie.

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.

22 GoodFellas GoodFellas Product Image

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.

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)

This movie has Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci. What more do you want? One of the best movies of all time and should be higher than that terrible Star Wars 3 movie.

What a brilliant film and an undeniable masterpiece. The story is fantastic and intriguing, the acting is flawless and encapsulating, the characters are interesting and you really feel connected to them. Everything about this film is perfect, and it is one of my favourite films of all time.

23 The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Product Image

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).

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

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.

Well unlike the other movies (every thing on top with exceptions) This movie is not only classic but the effects are better than movies today! And this movie is old! Also the story slowly builds up and movies like that have epic quality

24 Toy Story Toy Story Product Image

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.

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.

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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