Top 10 Best Movies of All Time

From heart-throbbing romances to spine-chilling thrillers, endearing comedies to eye-opening dramas, the universe of cinema is vast and varied. A great movie has the power to transport us to different worlds, to make us laugh, cry, and ponder, to inspire us, and even to change the way we see the world.

But what makes a movie one of the "best"? Is it the gripping story that keeps us on the edge of our seats? The unforgettable performances that leave us awestruck? The innovative cinematography that paints a visual feast for our eyes? Or the profound messages that linger in our minds long after the end credits roll? Perhaps, it's a mixture of all these elements, and maybe a few more.

The journey to pick the best movies of all time is no less fascinating than the movies themselves. It's a voyage filled with nostalgia, wonder, and discovery. It's revisiting the stories that touched our hearts, the characters we fell in love with, and the cinematic moments that took our breath away. It's about recognizing the extraordinary work of directors, screenwriters, actors, and countless other artists and technicians who pour their heart and soul into these creations.
The Top Ten
1 Forrest Gump Directed by Robert Zemeckis and released in 1994, Forrest Gump captivates audiences through its unique storytelling and heartwarming performances, particularly by Tom Hanks in the titular role. The film blends historical events with a fictional narrative in a manner that offers both entertainment and poignant social commentary. The script is rife with iconic lines and memorable scenes that have since entered into the cultural lexicon. Additionally, the groundbreaking special effects, including inserting Forrest into real archival footage, and its iconic soundtrack help make it an unforgettable cinematic experience.

I watched Forrest Gump when I was a kid. I used to watch this with my father, and now that I'm older, I still reference the movie from the "Run, Forrest! Run!" and the Bubba Gump Shrimp. I've seen this movie so many times it's honestly crazy. Just a couple of days ago, when I was with my dad in the car, I was ranting about how I loved potatoes, and he referenced Forrest Gump. I didn't hear exactly what he said, but I did hear him mention Forrest. We used to have the movie on DVD, but I don't quite know where it went. This movie is very nostalgic to me, and I loved it! Honestly, it's one of my favorite movies ever!

What is there to say about this one? Tom Hanks convincingly pulls off one of his best roles ever. The plot had everything - humor, tragedy, sadness, bravery, lessons to learn...

This movie is the ultimate classic. It is one of the rare films that make the viewer applaud the film involuntarily at the end. The film showcases the bright and sweet growth of a young boy, paralleled with an equally sad tale of romance and friendship. Its notable point is that it covers the most turbulent times of humanity, from the Beatles to the end of the Cold War. Forrest's love for Jenny is eternal and the most symbolic of all love ever portrayed on screen. The film is narrated with good humor, making us laugh even at its saddest moments. This is the best film of Tom Hanks, and in my opinion, it deserved 11 Oscars, much more than Titanic and Lord of the Rings. This is one of the rare films where we find Hollywood's technology meeting art, which is not something we see often nowadays. It is the film of the 20th century in every sense.

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, The Lion King, one of the best Keanu Reeves movies, Speed, and more (also because it won 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 to the dialogue, the cinematography, 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

2 The Dark Knight Helmed by Christopher Nolan and released in 2008, The Dark Knight transcends the superhero genre to deliver a complex and thrilling crime drama. Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker received widespread acclaim, earning him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film's intricate plotting and moral dilemmas provide a depth not commonly seen in superhero narratives. Cinematically, the movie also set a new bar with its IMAX photography and Hans Zimmer’s pulsating score, contributing to its standing as one of the most influential films of its time.

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 the 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 the 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 has 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 Joker's dark views on chaos and Batman's opposition to those views were 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 Joker's 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 ...more

This movie, whether you are a comic fan or not, is simply amazing. It is a fun, emotional film and simply a work of art. This is a film people still talk about to this day. It is beautiful in every way, and to top it off, Heath Ledger as The Joker was truly amazing. Go watch the film. Christian Bale does a damn good job as Batman, and so does the rest of the cast: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, and Maggie Gyllenhaal play their roles respectively. In my opinion, it is truly the greatest film ever made.

3 The Godfather Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on the novel by Mario Puzo, The Godfather is a masterclass in storytelling, pacing, and character development. Released in 1972, the film set new standards for the crime drama genre, exploring the complex dynamics of family, power, and morality. The performances of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and the supporting cast are universally acclaimed, bringing depth and authenticity to their roles. Furthermore, its cinematography and score, highlighted by Nino Rota's memorable theme, have become emblematic in the realm of cinema.

When it comes to ranking things like sports, film, etc., I usually have personal bias and consider the opinions of others as well. Generally, the items that claim the top spot in these lists are very popular, iconic, influential, and beloved. They are widely acknowledged as the best, as is the case with Michael Jordan in basketball. In my view, The Godfather is the greatest movie ever. This film had a profound influence in many ways, completely changing people's perspectives on filmmaking. Additionally, it features numerous iconic lines that have become part of popular culture. There's a 90% chance you have heard someone say, "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." Moreover, almost everyone knows about this movie, and it is adored by both the general public and movie critics. The movie itself is simply amazing. It is directed by one of the greatest directors, Coppola, and boasts possibly the greatest cast, including Brando, Duvall, Pacino, and others. I don't want to ...more

I'll admit, this is my second 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 make up a good chunk of this movie. There is one scene where a man beats up and hurts a woman 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 many of them come off as boring. This, however, is not just a landmark in terms of quality, it's 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

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, was planned really well, and was also kind of beautiful in a way. It was made by a great director, Francis Ford Coppola, and 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.

4 The Shawshank Redemption Released in 1994 and directed by Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption is renowned for its deep emotional impact and intricate storytelling. Based on a novella by Stephen King, the film examines themes of friendship, hope, and redemption within the confines of a harsh prison environment. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman deliver powerful performances that have been praised for their depth and authenticity. Notably, the movie has achieved enduring popularity and has been rated highly on various viewer-generated platforms, a testament to its universal appeal and message of hope.

This movie is incredibly special to me. We can talk for hours about how incredible the storyline is, or how the chemistry between Red (Morgan Freeman) and Andy (Tim Robbins) develops from mistrust to real brotherhood. And the music? And all the secondary characters, from a hypocrite warden and his devilish captain to the disgusting Sisters gang and all the other inmates? Yes, all these things make this movie the best one ever made. But a lot of films have great casts, incredible music, and well-paced stories.

However, there is one important theme that makes this movie truly special. It's not just a movie about an innocent person who tries to escape prison. Not at all. It's not only a story about lasting friendship, perseverance, and intellect, but most importantly, it is about hope. When all things went against him, Andy Dufresne never lost one thing, and that was his hope. And if Andy Dufresne could go through the sewage pipe and come out clean, we all can have a little bit of ...more

Absolute classic. Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins show some of the greatest acting put to screen in this film. The climax, where Andy escapes prison and the downfall of Norton and Hadley, is one of the best climaxes in any film. 10/10.

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, it's just incredible. A 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 that throws many surprises at you, all leading to an ending that 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 Released in 1980 as a sequel to the groundbreaking Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back deepens the saga’s mythology and character arcs in innovative ways. Directed by Irvin Kershner and written by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan, the film explores darker themes and complex relationships, particularly between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Its cliffhanger ending and plot twists have become iconic, as has John Williams' compelling musical score. The film's influence on the sci-fi genre and popular culture at large is indisputable.

The best Star Wars movie ever released. "I am your father" remains such an influential and famous line in film history for a good reason.

Best sci-fi movie out there! It has one of the most iconic scenes, lines, a clever script, a compelling plot, and a great deal of character interaction. The effects of this movie were fantastic for its time and it was insanely suspenseful. The ending wasn't as happy as everybody expected, but it certainly left a cliffhanger. The ending would just make you upset, making you want to say, "What about Han Solo?" Those were my thoughts when I first saw this movie, and I actually thought they'd never save Han again. Most of the scenes were improvised and later became iconic. Most of all, it had the most iconic spoiler in movie history, and this spoiler never leaked so easily at the time.

It may sound nerdy to say this, but who cares? It's Star Wars. Yes, the film series itself only arguably had three actually good movies (the first three released). But those three movies are some of the best movies of all time. Yeah, the effects are dated, but there's not much we can do there. Star Wars was a huge success itself, but Empire tops it any day with its darker, suspenseful theme. This is my favorite movie of all time, with Back To the Future 2 and Lord of The Rings: Return of the King filling numbers two and three respectively. Empire Strikes Back is just awesome!

The best movie ever hands down. We got:

1. A great introduction scene on Hoth for the rebels and the first rendition of the Imperial March theme while looking at the Empire's Fleet.
2. A look into Vader's ruthlessness as he mercilessly kills subordinates that fail to produce results. Pretty humorous at times too.
3. Our very first introduction to Yoda's character. His wisdom is applicable to real life, and those training scenes with Luke and Yoda on Dagobah are some of the best scenes in movie history.
4. The first time we see a massive, futuristic city in Star Wars (Cloud City) with incredible practical effects. In total, Empire explores three different, totally unique planets in depth (Hoth, Dagobah, and Bespin), making the galaxy feel that much larger.
5. And finally, of course, the greatest narrative plot twist in all of human history: Darth Vader revealing that he is Luke's father.

This movie has it all!

6 Pulp Fiction Directed by Quentin Tarantino and released in 1994, Pulp Fiction revolutionized the way stories could be told on the big screen. Through its non-linear narrative, the film juggles multiple storylines that converge in unexpected ways, challenging traditional storytelling norms. The dialogue is sharp and witty, filled with pop culture references that resonate with audiences. Performances by John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Samuel L. Jackson are both iconic and engaging, contributing to the film's long-lasting impact and appeal.

My absolute favorite movie, and I'm not even a big Tarantino fan. I love dark comedy, and Pulp Fiction is the best dark comedy I've ever seen.

I have to vote for Pulp Fiction because it shows almost every element that I love to see in a movie. With no real main character, it gives the viewer an opportunity to connect more with all the characters and not only like one or two. The direction of Quentin Tarantino is just amazing. It is one of those movies where almost every scene is good, and it always has a significant meaning. My favorite scene has to be the burger scene when Jules starts off as a sympathetic guy, but when the guys get on his nerves, he just explodes with rage. Another one is when Vincent has to inject adrenaline into Mia Wallace's heart after she overdoses. That scene is funny and really shows one of Quentin Tarantino's best marks: black comedy. To sum it up, I love this movie, and it will always be my number one of all time.

It's completely different from any movie, except some other Tarantino films. Most of the scenes involve characters talking about random things, like MacDonald in Europe or pot bellies. That's what makes it so refreshing and hilarious. You might think that random chit-chat would bore the audience, but Tarantino manages to make the dialogue unique and somehow interesting.

The movie lacks a clear beginning, middle, or end. It's not presented in chronological order, which sets it apart from your average film. There is no specific goal to be achieved by the end of watching this movie.

Everybody does their job. Great direction, great acting, great writing, cinematography - everything just works. It's funny, it's dramatic, it's thoughtful, it's sexy; it's definitely one of the top 10 movies of all time.

7 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Directed by Peter Jackson and released in 2003, this epic fantasy film concluded the Lord of the Rings trilogy in a grand and satisfying manner. The visual effects, particularly the groundbreaking work on the character Gollum and the large-scale battle sequences, set new industry standards. Beyond its technical achievements, the movie's emotional depth and character arcs provide a fitting end to the saga. It received 11 Academy Awards, tying the record for most wins, including Best Picture, demonstrating its critical and cinematic excellence.

This is really when all the effort of the previous two movies (also great) paid off, and boy, did it pay off big time! This is when all character arcs reach their conclusion. Everything from the first two is developed even further, with many new rich things added to the universe. All the themes (friendship, support, overcoming obstacles, not giving in to selfish desires) are well portrayed and fantastic! The acting is all stunning, and despite the fact that it was 2003, the special effects are some of the best ever seen to this day! Almost every line is perfection! This movie truly deserves the top spot.

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!

There is simply no better. This movie has much to offer, with wonderful, lovable characters, an excellent score ranked as #1 on this website, and an excellent plot with wonderful actors and quotes... As Samwise Gamgee says, "It's like in the great tales, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding on to something... That there is some good in this world, ...more

Come on. There is no greater movie ever made. It's that simple. You will never experience a better movie in your whole life.

8 Back to the Future Directed by Robert Zemeckis and released in 1985, Back to the Future is an inventive blend of comedy, science fiction, and adventure. Michael J. Fox's portrayal of Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd's depiction of Dr. Emmett Brown have become iconic characters in cinema. The film's concept of time travel is handled in an entertaining yet thoughtful manner, making complex ideas accessible to general audiences. Moreover, its memorable score by Alan Silvestri and iconic DeLorean car have secured its place as a beloved classic that continues to captivate audiences.

Back to the Future is one of my favorite movies! I've watched it soooo many times, and it's great! Number 2 is okay, but the first movie is a classic. I like Biff because of how he acts when he's mean, but I don't like him as much as the other characters.

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 you're hooked to the epic ending. I fell in love with this movie.

This film is perfectly recorded. All the times of the film fit together without any mistakes. In any of the films, it is possible to emphasize that the imagination of the creator of the film is colossal and great. At that time, no one could have imagined that there would be flying skateboards and things like that (and that hasn't happened yet).

Why isn't this higher? Every actor is so genius! The script is so hilarious. I quote it every day. And it had such great effects for when it was filmed. I simply love it.

9 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Directed by George Lucas and released in 1977, A New Hope launched the Star Wars franchise and revolutionized science fiction and special effects in cinema. The film introduced audiences to a richly crafted universe filled with memorable characters, epic battles, and intricate relationships. Its success also paved the way for blockbuster filmmaking and merchandising strategies. John Williams' epic score, featuring the instantly recognizable "Imperial March," became synonymous with the film, further cementing its legacy as one of the most impactful movies in cinematic history.

What's this talk of modern Star Wars movies being better than the old ones? Mind you all, they barely used CGI, and the people who worked on Star Wars made it as big as it has become. It also launched the careers of legends such as Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. Don't forget that 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 prefer the action. I do appreciate the prequel trilogy and sequel trilogy, but think about all the factors. If you do consider all the factors, the older movies are better than the newer ones.

Surely, number one and I'm not a fanboy. In terms of entertainment, cultural impact, and industry impact, it is the greatest ever. It changed filmmaking forever, revolutionizing special effects through ILM's 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 that thrives today (but there is a landfill downside). It took unheard-of or relatively new actors and made them global stars. It created archetypal characters that are recognized worldwide. It broke the studio system for good. Arguably, it created the first film, game, book, 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 through the concept of different races, genders, and peoples living together in a shared universe. And, as well as all ...more

This is the movie that literally put Star Wars on the map. This movie consisted of great visual effects and a well-orchestrated soundtrack, not to mention the atmosphere as well as the cast. Everything about the movie when it hit its 1977 premiere was beyond exquisite. The original cinematic release of Star Wars is where it's at, and the Special Edition is kind of crap compared to the original. Coming from someone who watched Harmy's Despecialized Edition, I can see why Star Wars became such a big deal. The newer Star Wars movies have been a real hit-or-miss, especially The Rise of Skywalker. But while the new movies are not really good, Episode IV is where the golden standard for Star Wars really shines.

An amazing film! So inspirational and iconic, with characters such as the beautiful and sassy Princess Leia, the wise old Ben Kenobi, the naive but likable Luke Skywalker, and, of course, everyone's favorite Sith, Darth Vader, and smuggler, Han Solo. The best performance is Alec Guinness as Old Ben, but Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford also do an excellent job. Mark Hamill does well, but his highlights are definitely the other two excellent films of this awesome trilogy.

10 Avengers: Infinity War Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and released in 2018, Avengers: Infinity War is a pivotal installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that brought together numerous characters and storylines in an epic showdown. The film's complex villain, Thanos, portrayed by Josh Brolin, adds emotional depth and moral ambiguity to the narrative. The action sequences are breathtaking, showcasing groundbreaking visual effects and intricate choreography. Furthermore, the film's shocking ending left a lasting impact on audiences, ensuring its place as a landmark in the superhero genre.

The Godfather may be a classic and have a good plot, but I still find it boring at the same time. I have watched The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, Terminator, etc. They are very good movies, and I enjoyed watching them, but not as much as I enjoyed Infinity War, Endgame, and Civil War. My point is that no one should see all these new generation movies as bad ones. Some of them are as good as those classic movies you consider the greatest, or even better.

The best movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! No spoilers!

Everyone knows this movie has a lot of sad deaths, but let's not let that distract us from how great this movie is. It does get dark and twisted to the point where it surpasses DC. This is the story of Thanos, a villain who will kill anyone remorselessly if they even think about standing in his way of finding all six Infinity Stones and destroying half the universe. All the Avengers, along with other MCU heroes, team up as one to fight Thanos and his army. The ending is something that no one expects.

This movie is not only full of action, planning, and fighting, but it also has a different type of mold that it follows. While most movies have an ultimate bad guy and guys just fighting him, and they win eventually and one or two dies, this one has a "bad guy" that is understandable on his side, who wants a "grateful universe." It also doesn't end how you expect it to at all. And the problem isn't small. It's the life of half of the universe. It is full of sacrifice, choice, emotion, and battle.

I love Infinity War. The acting is stellar, as usual, the effects are mind-blowing, the action pushes you to the back of your seat, and the ending is 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 have more action and adventure, but usually lack good storytelling and plot. I love a good storyline. Thankfully, Infinity War is one of those action movies with a good story. 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, some may call this a masterpiece. That's ...more

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The Contenders
11 Avengers: Endgame Directed by the Russo brothers and released in 2019, Avengers: Endgame serves as a culminating chapter for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Infinity Saga. The film provides emotional resolution for key characters, effectively utilizing its three-hour runtime to explore complex emotional arcs. The final battle sequence is particularly noteworthy, offering a visual spectacle unparalleled in superhero cinema. It shattered box office records to become the highest-grossing film of all time, underscoring its widespread appeal and cultural impact.

Pretty good, but I just wanted to point out to the fans that the box office does not judge the quality of a movie. If the box office were really the determining factor, then movies like Transformers and Fast and Furious would be considered some of the best movies of all time, while Shawshank Redemption would be regarded as the worst movie ever. That logic is very stupid. Saying that Endgame is the best simply because it is the highest grossing movie ever is pretty dumb. Endgame is good, but it is nowhere near comparable to masterpieces like The Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Citizen Kane, etc. In fact, it is just an average blockbuster that is executed well.

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, It's 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.

I'm sick and tired of people saying this is overrated. To be honest, this is getting more underrated than overrated these days. People always say whoever likes it are just kids, but know that my sister is literally in college and loves this movie. Not to mention, if you have seen this in the theater, teenagers and adults were cheering and crying. If not, just look at the reactions. When I see why people hate this, the reasons are ridiculous and weird. Even if the plot was messed up sometimes, it was mostly great and understandable, which is what we need. I also want to mention that nobody cares if the action is in the end because a good movie needs excitement, not just action. "Endgame" has romance, action, comedy, and more. So please, stop haters.

My favorite movie of all time is Endgame. It was a beautiful, emotional, funny, and absolutely mind-blowing finale to the Avengers franchise. The soundtrack, plot, and characters are all beautiful. There are sad scenes that make me cry, which is rare for any movie to achieve. There are also funny scenes that make me laugh. Moreover, the overall best fight I've ever seen includes mind-blowing moments like Captain America lifting up Thor's hammer and the iconic line, "I am Iron Man." I need not say more.

12 The Lion King Released in 1994 and directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, The Lion King is an animated musical film that became a cultural phenomenon. Its rich storytelling, inspired by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," gives it emotional depth that appeals to both children and adults. The film's soundtrack, featuring songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, was also groundbreaking, winning multiple awards and becoming an integral part of the film's success. With its breathtaking animation and memorable characters, The Lion King remains a high watermark in the history of animated cinema.

This movie is the best! I love the idea of it, and it's really cool to watch. The drama and stuff are great, plus the animations are amazing! You never feel bored watching this movie, and it has some valuable lessons behind it. It's a great movie. Who are your favorite characters? I like Mufasa, Kovu, Simba, Zazu, Timon and Pumbaa, and Kiara (I think that's how you spell it).

Not only does the year 1994 have three of the most liked movies on this list, but it also has the most popular animated movie as well! If you ask me, this movie is really, really good when you look at the basics, but not impressive personally... Then you look at Scar! He is 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.

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!

Watching this movie reminded me of my childhood, and that, in my opinion, makes this one of the best movies ever made and certainly the best Disney movie. No other movie can make me feel like I am in my childhood again, sitting on the couch, watching movies with my family.

13 Titanic Directed by James Cameron and released in 1997, Titanic blends historical drama with romance to create an emotionally charged cinematic experience. The film achieved monumental success at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing film of its time. Beyond its financial accomplishments, the movie was lauded for its meticulous attention to historical detail and its groundbreaking special effects, particularly the depiction of the ship’s sinking. The on-screen chemistry between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet also became a cultural phenomenon, elevating the film's status to one of the greatest love stories ever told on screen.

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 likable, 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.

Absolutely brilliant movie! I loved the relationship between Jack and Rose because how often do you find a poor man and a beyond-rich woman falling in love? James Cameron deserves an A+ for this movie. Titanic is one of those movies that, no matter how old it gets, will always be a classic. My parents love it, I love it, and hopefully someday my kids or the next generation will too. Leonardo 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.

Titanic is a movie that reminds people of what true love is and how long love can last. I'm so happy that somebody made such a movie that can be remade by future generations. This movie became a hit because, aside from the beauty of the Titanic ship itself, the love story between Jack and Rose is also beautiful because only love can change a woman by a man. It's a great movie ever. Please have a remake of Titanic. I'm sure this is going to be a hit again.

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

14 Inception Directed by Christopher Nolan, Inception was released in 2010 and became an instant hit due to its mind-bending plot and visual spectacles. The film delves into the intricacies of the subconscious mind, utilizing a unique storytelling structure that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Leonardo DiCaprio’s leading performance adds a personal and emotional layer to the cerebral narrative. The film's complex themes are enhanced by its groundbreaking visual effects and Hans Zimmer's evocative score, making it a landmark in modern cinema.

I can without a doubt say that this is the best movie I have ever seen. This movie is currently at #11, which is great, but I have seen all the 10 movies above, and I love them as well, don't get me wrong, but this movie does every aspect to perfection. The story is impeccable, and every time I see it, I notice something I hadn't before, and another piece of the complex puzzle falls into place. The acting is superb. There isn't a single performance that isn't perfect. I challenge anyone to find a movie that has a better overall collective cast effort. The special effects are unreal. The scenes with Arthur in the hotel are some of the best technical achievements in movie history. The action is fantastic, and you are on the edge of your seat throughout. And last, but certainly not least, the musical score is one of, if not the best movie soundtrack that I have ever heard. I listen to different movie scores occasionally while working, and Hans Zimmer is definitely my favorite film ...more

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 of minor mistakes, as 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

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 ranked 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.

I'm starting to get a bit ticked off that Inception isn't ranked 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 unbiased 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. Masterpiece movies like The Godfather, The Dark Knight, and The Shawshank Redemption are pretty much equal to Inception. But Inception really is the best, and I can't vote for anything else while it is unfairly ranked 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 ...more

15 Jurassic Park Directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1993, Jurassic Park is a landmark in special effects, using groundbreaking CGI and animatronics to bring dinosaurs to life. The film is not only an action-packed adventure but also delves into ethical and scientific questions about cloning and genetic engineering. Performances by Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum add credibility and depth to the story. Moreover, John Williams' iconic score elevates the emotional intensity and wonder, making Jurassic Park an enduring classic in cinematic history.

I really think this is one of the best movies ever made, just like Titanic or Avatar, a true masterpiece. It doesn't only show the greatness of nature but also the strong bond between animals. We are just like them, maybe from other species, but we have a connection with all animals. God made that. Jurassic Park is so pure and emotional; it makes us believe the world was so beautiful back then, way better than now. It gives us hope that no matter what happens to the Earth, nature will find a way to save itself.

My name is Dustin Bible, and I cannot believe that Jurassic Park is only 33. I mean, I love dinosaurs, despite the fact that they 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 give that overrated short-armed chicken-looking T-Rex more screen time. Why didn't they have a "brontosaurus"? Sorry, I prefer the unofficial name.

This movie rocks! It's not my favorite, but I just went with the first one I could find. The visuals and the creation of the dinosaurs were outright amazing. Great acting and script, mixed with an epic theme and always suspenseful... It's not the best, but come on! It deserves much more than 34. I mean, Twilight ahead? I like dinos myself, so that's why I like this movie, but easily the best thing about this is the director, Steven Spielberg. Come on! This guy made Jaws, E.T., and Saving Private Ryan! Vote for those or Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park changed movies forever. And that makes me happy.

Why is this movie 16th? This is one of the most successful movies in history. The suspense is unbearable, full of action, and it revolutionized the way movies were made.

16 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Directed by James Cameron and released in 1991, Terminator 2 revolutionized the action genre and visual effects. It was one of the first films to utilize CGI in a way that was integral to the story, particularly in the rendering of the liquid-metal T-1000, played by Robert Patrick. Linda Hamilton's performance as Sarah Connor set a new standard for action heroines, adding depth and nuance to the character. The film also successfully balanced heart-pounding action sequences with emotional storytelling, making it a benchmark in action cinema.

The first Terminator was alright and passable. The third one was totally awful, but Terminator 2 really knocks it out. Arnold gives a great action performance. It's one of the greatest action movies of all time and deserves to be in the top 50. It's 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!

This movie is the very definition of science fiction. It has so many memorable catchphrases. The movie features an amazing villain, something that many other movies lack. The scene where Arnie goes into the molten metal to destroy himself was incredibly cinematic. The movie has aged well and still looks good even today, despite being made almost 30 years ago. In 30 years from now, this movie will still hold its place as one of the greatest blockbusters of all time.

First, Terminator wasn't bad. The second one? Amazing! You know, action movies usually have lame storylines, but this one has an amazing storyline and lots of action. James Cameron really worked hard on this masterpiece. This isn't your same old Michael Bay movie, people. This is a true action sci-fi movie. Oh, and I just want to 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 was honestly my favorite Terminator movie! Arnold Schwarzenegger was so funny in this! I love the interactions between him and John Connor.

17 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Directed by George Lucas and released in 2005, this film serves as the final installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and is praised for its darker, more mature themes. The transformation of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader is emotionally gripping and adds depth to the overarching narrative of the Star Wars saga. Its visual effects and action sequences, particularly the lightsaber battles, are considered some of the best in the series. Additionally, John Williams' score adds emotional weight, making this film a key part of the Star Wars narrative.

Not quite as good as the original trilogy movies, but this movie is still incredibly good. It is by far the best prequel for sure.

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 Luke's. "You were the chosen one!" Even if Anakin is creepy sometimes, haha.

The best Star Wars movie and my favorite movie ever. There's so much action, with the best being Anakin vs Obi-Wan, and so much emotion, especially right after that fight. All three prequels are very underrated, and this is the best one.

Best movie of all time, and that's saying something because I really love movies. It's also my favorite Star Wars movie. The prequels are better than most people say they are. I think the first six Star Wars movies are amazing. This movie has great action and drama. Just so good. I also really like Mission Impossible: Fallout, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

18 The Matrix Directed by the Wachowski siblings and released in 1999, The Matrix seamlessly combines action, science fiction, and philosophical themes to create a revolutionary cinematic experience. The film's unique visual effects, including the use of "bullet time" slow-motion photography, set a new benchmark for the industry. Keanu Reeves' portrayal of Neo became iconic, and the film's themes questioning reality and the nature of existence have had a lasting impact on popular culture. Furthermore, its influence extends beyond cinema to fields like philosophy and technology, proving its multidisciplinary significance.

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 Napolitano. Volumes of overwhelming evidence. And then, no, you won't be able to go back. But if you could, would you really want to?

I'm glad this is in the top 10. I've seen many of the others, but The Matrix is just so endlessly watchable! It's absolutely mind-blowing and thrilling, from second to second, from beginning to end. The acting is brilliant, and the story is awesome and super original, with twists, turns, action, romance, and coolness. It's an absolute masterpiece of cinema. Almost everything about this film is perfect... almost. No film is perfect, but I think this is the closest.

Once in class, we had to do a work on a dystopia movie. I suggested to my partners that we watch Matrix, as it would be a great choice for our project. However, they refused because they thought it was too old. They will never know what an amazing movie they missed out on! The action is on point, the universe is super interesting, and the characters are cool. By the way, I heard there will be a Matrix 4, and since it is still being made by the Wachowskis, I am curious about it.

I gave this a plus because it was the best, in my opinion, over what had been chosen as the top ten so far. The Matrix blew me away. I could not believe the depth of the writing, the special effects, and the impact it had on me. Just a very awesome movie.

Some others that should be top 10, like Schindler's List and Raiders of the Lost Ark, deserve a place on the top 10 as well.

19 Saving Private Ryan Directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1998, Saving Private Ryan is known for its gritty and realistic depiction of World War II. The opening sequence, which portrays the D-Day landings at Normandy, is particularly noteworthy for its intense realism and technical brilliance. Tom Hanks delivers a compelling performance as Captain John Miller, adding emotional weight to the film's dramatic events. Critically acclaimed for its direction, cinematography, and performances, the film is often cited as one of the greatest war movies ever made.

First off, I don't think Endgame deserves to be #17. Most of the Marvel movies are of top 50-100 caliber, but not top 20. Sure, they gross the highest, have high ratings, 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, yet better than movies like Avengers. Films like Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, and Forrest Gump are much better in my opinion. Sure, Endgame has high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, popcorn, IMDb, etc. However, ratings don't really prove how good a movie is. You 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.

This is a must-watch for everyone. Most people take our freedoms for granted. This movie shows what we fought for, and if the brave souls who fought in that war saw our world today, I think they would be disappointed to see all of the chaos that is going on. However, this is a really hard movie to watch (especially the scene where Vin Diesel tries to save a girl, and what happens after that is easily the saddest scene in that movie). Enough said, just please go watch that movie.

One of the most underrated movies of all time! As a service member myself, I can say that huge credit is owed to Steven 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.

20 2001: A Space Odyssey Directed by Stanley Kubrick and released in 1968, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a groundbreaking film that pushed the boundaries of storytelling and visual effects. Noted for its minimal dialogue and abstract narrative, the film explores profound themes of human evolution, artificial intelligence, and the unknown. The film's visual spectacle, including the pioneering use of practical effects and meticulous set design, set a new standard for the science fiction genre. Coupled with its iconic score featuring classical music, the film has remained an influential masterpiece.

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. Kubrick's 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.

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.

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.

I can't believe this is only number 128 when it's one of the deepest films ever made. It's 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.

21 Fight Club Directed by David Fincher and released in 1999, Fight Club delves into themes of consumerism, masculinity, and identity through its compelling narrative. The movie, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, gained a cult following and stimulated much intellectual debate. Edward Norton and Brad Pitt give riveting performances, bringing complexity and nuance to their roles. Moreover, the film's twist ending and innovative visual effects have cemented its status as a modern classic and a staple of 1990s cinema.

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

I've watched it many times, and you can bet I will watch it many more times. Having a bad day? Watch this movie. It won't brighten it up, just make you feel really badass for enduring such a day. It makes you feel like the scum of the earth, and that sensation alone is one of the best things I've ever experienced. It's 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 ...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 badass. 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 its 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.

I don't know if this is a spoiler, but this movie has the best twist I've ever seen in a movie, except for maybe Saw. Also, the book it is based on is written by Chuck Palahniuk, who is my number one author.

Man, I see in Fight Club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see it 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 what 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.

22 Goodfellas Directed by Martin Scorsese and released in 1990, Goodfellas is a seminal work in the gangster film genre. Based on the true story of Henry Hill, the film explores the allure and pitfalls of mob life with unflinching realism. The ensemble cast, including Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci, delivers powerful performances that add depth and authenticity to their roles. Furthermore, its innovative use of voice-over narration and a rock 'n' roll soundtrack has had a lasting influence on film style and structure.

The Godfather is what Hollywood's 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 Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and he absolutely deserved it. Ray Liotta was fantastic, as was Paul Sorvino. De Niro 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 film made me actually want to be in the mafia. It made it seem so cool and fun to be an organized criminal. They were like movie stars with muscle! They did whatever they wanted! It's about a man named Henry Hill, who 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.

Why the hell is this film so far down the list? And seeing Avengers was above it. What does Avengers have? Special effects, special effects, 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.

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

23 The Wizard of Oz Directed by Victor Fleming and released in 1939, The Wizard of Oz is a timeless classic that revolutionized the use of Technicolor in film. Based on L. Frank Baum's novel, the film is an imaginative exploration of friendship, courage, and the idea of home. Its songs, including "Over the Rainbow," have become deeply ingrained in American culture. Not only did it set a new standard for fantasy films, but its characters and quotes also have achieved iconic status, confirming its enduring appeal for all ages.

My all-time favorite movie! I've loved this movie since I was 2 years old and used to ask to wear blue dresses with red shoes! I don't care if the special effects are old-fashioned; that makes it even more entertaining to watch! Judy Garland was fantastic in this role!

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.

This film swept the world in a torrent, still breezing through our culture to this day - Somewhere Over the Rainbow, though 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 illusions of the man behind the curtain. One could ask, does this ...more

I remember, as a young boy in the seventies, looking forward to the annual airing of this movie on television. It was like a holiday treat. This was, mind you, prior to the advent of the VCR. The performances were legendary and each one was deserving of an Oscar nomination.

24 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Directed by Peter Jackson and released in 2001, this film set the stage for one of the most successful and ambitious film trilogies of all time. It brought J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy world to life through spectacular visual effects, set designs, and costumes. The ensemble cast, led by Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen, provided compelling performances that resonated with audiences. Howard Shore's evocative score beautifully complements the film’s rich visual tapestry, making it a monumental achievement in cinematic storytelling.

It had a great cast of actors, no doubt. The film launched the biggest trilogy of all time. The Godfather and Part II were the greatest movies of all time, but Part I wrecked it. Some are calling it the best movie of all time, and it's so much better than the Return of the King. A perfect introduction into Tolkien's world of Middle Earth and what happens. Ian McKellen is legendary in his role; he delivers an amazing performance in this epic and possibly the most legendary fantasy of all time!

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!?

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! It was nominated for 14 Oscars, including Best Picture. It had some amazing scenery, visual effects, and excellent performances from the actors.

The excellence of this film is matched only by the skill of Peter Jackson. The story is intense and the action is exciting. It is a magnificent journey into Mordor, and in my opinion, it is the best of the three due to its revolutionary style and multiple award nominations.

25 The Godfather Part II Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and released in 1974, The Godfather Part II is one of the rare sequels that matches, if not surpasses, its predecessor in terms of quality and depth. The film employs a dual narrative that enhances the saga’s themes of power, family, and corruption. Al Pacino's portrayal of Michael Corleone and Robert De Niro's depiction of a young Vito Corleone are universally praised. The film earned six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, further solidifying its place as a classic in American cinema.

Superbly written storylines and amazing performances by the principal actors, including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Diane Keaton, are why Part II is considered a cinematic masterpiece. It's often called the best of the Godfather trilogy. Given its presence in hip-hop and general pop culture, kids will want to see this film. However, due to violent content, parents might want to think twice before allowing them to do so.

The film has the unmistakable air of a saga as it moves back and forth through time. It juxtaposes Michael's emotional struggle with becoming a don with that of his father's seemingly effortless rise to power. In doing so, Francis Ford Coppola is able to maintain an amazing balance of powerful, character-driven stories with the ruthless violence we expect from a gangster film.

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 its 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, along with a host of other electrifying performances from actors like Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Lee Strasberg, and Michael V. Gazzo. The cinematography is beautiful, and the script is immaculate. Everything, from the script to the music to the costuming, is pitch-perfect.

The Godfather Part II was definitely the most superior of all the films in the trilogy. Part I was amazing, but it came nowhere close to Part II. In contrast, 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 in the leading roles: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. De Niro took home the Oscar for Best Actor!

This movie is within the top 3 films of all time and is generally even better than Part I. Al Pacino was more developed in this part. Additionally, there were 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!

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