Best Movies of All Time

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21 Schindler's List Schindler's List

Profound... History telling in a manner that is bound to leave you thinking and pondering over a lot of questions... From who are we as humans? Are we able to forgive and to share the bond that humanity is all about... Why do we fight when it belongs to no one and yet to all of us.. And yes to see a man crying for the rings he wore... That could have saved someones life is definitely beautiful...

A great way to show the impact of a true tragedy. My daughter sat with her Daughter and watched it about 4 times, the first couple stopping and explaining the historic relevance. My Grand Daughter has some learning disabilities and they planned to watch the movie in school. I am proud to say My Granddaughter was the only one in the class able to discuss the movie and according to the Teacher was able to help the other students understand more about an awful time in history. It is well worth watching and re watching especially with children so they understand. After all those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Just recently watched this movie, and I can say it is absolutely one of the top ten movies I have ever seen in my life. Not too heartretching, but enough, but the character of a man who was wise and by his wisdom acted out a roll that saved many. He did not become evil or even kill evil, he used his talents, wealth, and wisdom to save others. Bravo to this man and Bravo to the writer, and thank you for the experience. With many murders in this day and age, how to not agree with but continue a path of the greater good, and to use it for the greater good had an amazing payoff. I just say WOW!

Best movie ever. Even if difficult to vote since not a spectacle. Fantastic approach to the most difficult argument to touch. - Ribaldo67

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22 The Godfather, Part II The Godfather, Part II

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

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

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

Should be on the first page at least.

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23 Marvel's The Avengers Marvel's The Avengers

This movie was the perfect creation. It was made at the perfect time of the Marvel character development stage, and with modern technology, comic book heroes with the incredible depth and allure of imaginative geniuses came to life. With the vast data pool of Marvel knowledge collected by most to see and enjoy The Avengers, they will only ever see it as THE compliment to the universe Marvel Studios has created. With a refreshing mix of action, comedy, emotion, predictability, and unpredictability, it creates new pathways and ties in others, and leaves you only wanting more.

The plot was perfect. The animation was completely amazed me. It reached a big success in super hero movies. Defeat the other else income if I could say so...

I don't even know why this isn't on the list. This movie has been recognized internationally as the best movie ever made, not to mention the extensive budget used in it. Basically, it has a platoon of great actors. I mean, please: Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, etc...

That was the best repeat best movie there was no boring parts it was action non-stop, I loved it so much

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24 Braveheart Braveheart

William Wallace is the real man, I could never see a person who can die for his country and his love too, if you saw that movie hundred times I seriously take the responsibility in the and end of movie you'll have a crazy smile on your face.

I love this movie, definitely my favorite movie of all time, better than Gladiator at least.

The best movie I had ever seen. Mel Gibson has the spirit, I how he does his job.

FRREEDDDOOO-*Dead* - DapperPickle

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25 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Sensational conclusion to the greatest franchise of all time. This movie was an amazing hit and it will always be in our heart, also just plain awesome! "IT'S A TRAP! " is the best quote from Admiral Ackbar

Most definitely better than a lot of movies on this list and is thrilling as anything. The most amazing Sci Fi of all time, but had a stupid ending!

It was the weakest of the trilogy. But it still is an amazing movie to watch over and over again, great action and an unforgettable conclusion.

Mind blowing

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26 Jurassic Park Jurassic Park

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.

If you can make a movie about dinosaurs that awesome and believable then you deserve to be number one - lopedogg55

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.

It's a true classic, and it has dinosaurs! 11/10

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27 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

This is my best film ever, the drama and the tragic downfall of Anakin and becoming Darth Vader is awesome and the lightsaber duels are the best in the entire Star Wars Franchise! Should be at least in the top 50. - jamie

Best of the prequels, but doesn't really need to be higher than films like Jaws, Rocky, Toy Story, and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. This movie was good, and answered many questions I had about the saga. However, I feel there are better films and that this should be lower than 31. - TheWiseOne

One of the best films in all the land. Yummy yummy bud

Awful performance by Hayden Christianson, best of the lackluster prequel films

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28 Toy Story Toy Story

I watch this every year of my life - jakeocchipinti

All toy story movies are fantastic

I love this movie it's the best Disney film to date no one does a child targeted movie but make it fantastic like Pixar does while movies like boyhood get praised for stupid things like showing what it's like growing up this movie shows what your imagination can do and that's how the movie was created

Toy story movie all about toys and my favorite toy was the space ranger was buzz light year

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29 Gladiator Gladiator

Maximus to Commodus: "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

Most bad ass quote of all time

This has to have the best series of fighting scenes ever, and just the story alone is a really good story, why its not at the top I don't know.

Russel Crowe did great acting
And its one of my best movie
He didn't gave up because he loved his family and he wanted revenge

just it is

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30 Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now

NO other movie compares to this experience! You are drawn in and become a member of the boats crew on a psychological journey of vast and hellish proportions. You are in the minds of Captain Willard and Colonel Kurtz. You will KNOW insanity. Too many scenes to list are forever burned into memory: Surfing to "Satisfaction", Napalm in the morning, "The Ride of the Valkyries" attack, the Do Long Bridge trip, the Water Buffalo's "End", music from The Doors, members of the Grateful Dead, all based on Joseph Conrad's masterpiece "Heart of Darkness. " See this before you die! - IgnoreThis

I know that if I am going to watch this film I will need to be without interruption. This film engrosses me every time I watch it. Coppola was blessed with a gift for movie making. I would also add the documentary, 'Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse'. Just as engrossing and dramatic. - mgenet

I am relatively new to movies in general due to my age. I love them and I have seen many more movies than the average adult has. But compared to some film buffs; and I mean real film buffs ( no not you ), ones who would never dwell on such a site as toptens or even particularly care about your mediocre opinions on movies(sorry). I am nothing. That said I have seen the basics and know bad from good. I believe a film is rated on the feelings it gives you, and sure something like The Dark Knight has been filmed well and has good acting. But I felt nothing it was superficial and bland and left my feelings dim and cold. Apocalypse now on the other hand did not need to be analysed to be good like so many other films. Instead you just sit in awe. It is beautiful and no movie ever (and that is including the majority of this toilet of a list) has ever made me feel the way it did.

All of the young people making this list forget about how much of a masterpiece this movie is. No other movie truly captures insanity like this one

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31 Avatar Avatar

James cameron sacrificed so much for this movie! And it came out good!

James Cameron has done it again - marytran1645

Visual effects, Great Storyline & massive Gross Revenue, what more could you want!

One of the best movies I have seen

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32 Gone With The Wind Gone With The Wind

Gone With the Wind is the absolute best all-time movie ever made and it has the Staying Power to prove it. Most of the voters here have probably never seen it. What a story! What a movie! I have watched it many, many times and love it all the more each time. See this one if you want to see a Real Epic!

How can people say gone with the wind is not the ALL TIME GREATEST MOVIE. I am only 20 years old, but this is the best and always will be the greatest movie ever made. I mean you put fight club, and gladiator at top 10. Those don't even compare to Gone With The Wind.

This is the greatest movie & book ever made because it really depicts a greater understanding of the time during the Civil War and everything else rolled up into one!! It's captivating and thrilling for the soul!! My favorite of all time!!

If people put the Wizard of Oz in the top 20 Gone with the Wind should be there too because it beat Wizard of Oz for numerous Oscars in 1939, including Best Picture.

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33 Rocky Rocky

YO ADRIAN!

Gotta love it, gotta love it, classic man.. - Leeps

Rocky is the greatest underdog story, and provides great entertainment. Don't bother with the fifth one, though.

Holy, this sky rocketed Stallone's career higher then any other actor. - Arfurr

THIS MOVIE IS GREAT. "YO ADRIAN, I DID IT! " THE WHOLE ROCKY SERIES IS AMAZING!

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34 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Number 100? Should have been the number 1. This was a classic. A real, timeless classic. Every human being in this world should watch this movie. I love Jack Nicholson, this is his best role ever. Sorry the Shining fans.

all in all a very powerful film an american classic - heresjohnny

This great story was done as a small theater production in San Francisco. It ran for many years (10 or more) with Johnny Weismuller, Jr. In the Lead Role. Michael Douglas was filming Streets of San Francisco the T.V. series and saw the play... I imagine he thought to play the lead role himself. He purchased the rights and Nicholson was cast. Don't know whatever happened to Weismuller... Likely broke his heart since he'd been the soul of this small theater production for so many years.

Such a beautiful film. - HashtagBrownies

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35 Raiders Of The Lost Ark Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Why is this movie NOT in the top ten? This is one of my favorite movies ever! - spacepirate33

How could could this movie not be in the top ten it is way better then the other movies ahead of it this is the greatest movie series in the world!

The greatest movie of all time in my opinion! EMPIRE magazine named this the second greatest movie of all time. Harrison Ford impresses!

This movie literally has everything you could possible want in a movie, all clocking in at less than 2 hours. A nearly flawless, perfect production.

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36 The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Rises

Clearly the best of all time, get this one up in the top ten
There's not even an argument... BANE

68? Wow should definitely be top 10

I honestly don't see how this isn't number one when I saw it I was completely blown away it was ful of humor sadness yet tons of action! - $DP$

I can't take your opinion seriously for lack of punctuation and bad spelling. - MaxAttack333

This movie was so awesome, it was probably the best one I've ever seen. It has good action and a good story, good character development, etc.

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37 The Silence of the Lambs The Silence of the Lambs

How is this so low, its one of the best I've ever seen!

Every second of this masterpiece is perfectly crafted. It is the most spine-chilling, horrifying journey into the human psyche imaginable and it terrifies me every time I watch it. There will never be a better movie made than this one.

Disturbing insight into the mind of a cannibal1 Anthony Hopkins gives the greatest performance on screen and Jodie Foster the same!

Best thriller ever

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38 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey

A true masterpiece. Seeing this movie for the first time is a unbelievable experience. - miketm

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.

Can't believe this is only number 128 when it's one of the deepest films ever made. Filled with messages and ahead of its time. Great special effects, everything about it is perfectly done. Stanley Kubrick is so underrated on this list, half of his films should be on here. - Virtuoso

Masterpiece! Stanley Kubrick's greatest film. Legendary special effects that changed the way of movies.

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39 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

This movie is considered to be in the top 20 movies of all time, and it is this low? You have got to be kidding, nominated for 14 oscars including best picture. It had some amazing scenery and visual effects and excellent performances from the actors.

top 20 for sure, this is one of the best movies of all time in my opinion and in everybody's opinion this website is so corrupt

The most amazing journey and quite possibly the greatest movie of all time if you really think about it! The greatest Fantasy of all time, nominated for 14 Oscars and won 4. Any website would definitely put this in their top 20 movies, I don't understand why it is so damn low!?

Top 5

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40 The Shining The Shining

From Stanley THE MAN, the Shining is one his best movies. So dark, troubling, and haunting that it bothers you for years after you see it... A masterpiece of cinema and the greatest horror movie ever made.

Could you believe that this film was nominated for two golden raspberry awards? I'm not even kidding, it was. one for worst director (Stanley Kubrick) and the other for worst actress (Shelly Duvall). but we can agree that shelly wasn't that good of a performance in the movie because kubrick was so displeased with duvall on set that he immediately terrorized her and mistreated her to get the acting right. shelly being so stressed that some of her hair fell out.

I'm getting a little sidetracked here. so yes the shinning received mixed critical response for not being a conventional horror film and was nominated for two razzies.

But don't worry. when it was released on VHS critics immediately re-assessed it. even Roger Ebert saying it is one of the greatest horror films ever made, calling it "strangely disturbing".

I wish Stanley Kubrick didn't exclude the hedge animals from the book. In the book, there were 7 hedges that looked like animals and they came to life. They're not in the movie. I think they should have had this one scene where after danny runs outside from jack, he runs into the hedges that come to life, danny then closes his eyes hoping for them to go away just like he did with the twin girls. Then when he opens them the hedges are covered in blood, guts, and body parts which frightens danny. Now that would've been creative and scary.

Best! Though not scary.

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