Citizen Kane


This list is trash. I can't believe this is number 19 on here. A lot of these garbage movies on this list wouldn't even be here if it weren't for Citizen Kane. It was a revolutionary, inspiring film that left a huge impact on cinema. If that's not good enough, it's also one of cinema's most entertaining films ever. If you find this film boring, check in to the nearest mental institute. Citizen Kane is a beautiful work of art you NEED to see.

I am honestly baffled that this isn't in the number 1 spot, not even in the top 10. This masterpiece revolutionised cinema as we know it and remains the greatest film ever made. I don't believe in true perfection, but this is the closest I have ever seen a film come to that level. The fact that this isn't in the top 10 is a slap in the face to anyone seriously interested in film as an art form. Just goes to show how much the general public knows about cinematic art.

How could this possibly not be in the top ten!? Although not my favorite movie, it is definitely the best movie ever. Things like lord of the rings, dark knight, fight club, or titanic, are all great movies, but don't have even half of the good qualities of this film. I would not argue about any of these movies not being great, but they don't belong that high on this list, if on the list at all. Rosebud...

Citizen Kane has to be at or near the top of the all time best movies list! Just the view of the couple at the table over the years alone is movie magic! Yes the Godfather is a work of art but several of the picks on this list suggest the voters have limited exposure to movies in general!

If you ever take a course on film, you will watch this movie. If you ever see a list of top 10 lists of films, this will be on it (present site and other thoughtless 'spam vote' cites excluded, of course), and it will usually be in the top 3, most often at the very top. This movie changed everything.

There's a difference between a movie being great (great actor, great director and producer like Orson Welles) and movies that are great at the box office with special effects. I can't believe movies like Avatar and Harry Potter are before a great movie like Citizen Kane

Oh! What a world! I'm dying from sheer stupidity of the people of today. Citizen Kane is the underrated masterpiece being called the most overrated movie of all time. Just thinking about--wait. I gotta puke. Too disgusting for me to think about it.

How is The Matrix and Star Wars better than this? How is Inception and Fight Club more artistic than this? How is The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather directed compared to this? The screenplay of those isn't good enough to... To... the story of CHARLES FOSTER KANE

Citizen kane is the greatest movie of all time. It's not my personal favorite, but it is the most important, influential, and simply best movie ever made. There can be no doubt about it

An epic tale with an amazing ending to be one-upped by no other. It is truly one of the most important movies to date and, though boring at some times, is a great tale and is definitely worth seeing.

Seriously. You guys are so weird to put Citizen Kane #14. It's the best movie of all time. Saving Private Ryan, Fight Club or the Empire Strikes Back are good movies but come on!

This is the best movie of all time. If you don't think so, you are certifiably insane. I don't have anything else to say, but I honestly have no idea ho

This is a travesty, Citizen Kane should be ranked 2nd. The direction the movie brought was not just a normal black and white but a visual stimulant of the brain.

Come on boys this is the one best movie of all time. In my opinion just below The Godfather. Avengers and Harry Potter not even close to it. They are miles behind. Deserves place in top 5 - divphygamer

Is this seriously below The Avengers? This is the second best movie ever made behind The Godfather and yet its behind THAT mediocre kiddie movie?

A wonderful piece of cinema. This film was the first film to give modern cinema the intriguing twist which makes the whole plot make sense.

What's the criteria? Directorial brilliance, cinematography, impression- this has got all. We have to judge better.

How can this be so low? Any list that doesn't have this movie in the top five clearly isn't being decided on by experts or true movie lovers. - BKAllmighty

If you think a Harry Potter movie is better than Citizen Kane, I don't even understand how you would live! - Cliffdog

A powerful view on a man's life and degradation. Easily the best movie ever made.

Kind of expected to put this at number 1. But it deserves to be put as the greatest. I can't explain it in a way that will justify its greatness. Just watch it.

Any one who does not vote for this movie clearly have never seen it before. It if so good that it often considered greater that a movie. It is a way of life.

This should be #2 at least, I watched it, being a 16 year old male, I really enjoyed it. - enderderp

This one is a Cinema masterpiece, an Art milestone that have been Time tested. I believe 50 years at least must pass to be sure about a movie greatness. - pitralon

As a lot of people have already said this film has never really been appreciated as much as it should have been.