Best Movies of All Time

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

This list is so dead wrong. Forrest Gump is number #1 is a joke. Rainman 1988 is a better film about a man with a disability In my mind. If you want a more accurate list look at afi's list of greatest movies. no way in a million years is this the best movie Forrest Gump is not a bad movie It's just ahead of the greatest movies Citizen Kane and The Godfather a lot of crap movies are high on the list make this the worst list I have ever saw.

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

This movie has everything from historical settings to fantastic war sequences to a love story to amazing special effects. I've read the book and Tom Hank's acting elevated the character from a fat dumb doofus who can play football to an insightful force of nature, teaching us all life's lessons. Brilliant from start to finish. And those elites who say this movie plays to the LCD, it's all about levels, children and adults and all races and genders will find something that will inspire them from this movie.

This movie is the ultimate classic. One of the rare films that sees the viewer applauding the film involuntarily at the end. A bright,sweet growth of a young boy is paralleled with an equally sad tale of romance and friendship. The film's notable point is that it covers the most turbulent times of humanity..from the beatles to the end of cold war. Forrest's love for Jenny is eternal and the most symbolic of all love ever portrayed in screen. The film is narrated in good humour that we laugh even at its saddest moments. This is the best film of Tom Hanks and in my opinion 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 we won't find much nowadays. It's the film of the 20th century by all means.

2 The Dark Knight

Best comic book movie ever made. Ledger was damn mesmerizing as the psychopathic Joker. Bale delivers a great Batman and the best Bruce Wayne. His Batman would've been best if it had not been for the voice, although I enjoyed listening to it. It's just that I've never imagined Batman talking like that. Easily beats every comic book movie ever made, except maybe Batman 3 which is currently in the process of getting made. Just my Humble Opinion.

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

Honestly I just love batman so much. I've read all the comics and graphic novels and watched all the movies. But this one will always be one of my favourite!

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

3 The Godfather

It should be higher than Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is not a bad movie by any means, it's pretty good, but it's not the best of all time.

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

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

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

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

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

4 The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption has fiction in it. not enough reality. There are no friends in prison. nobody escapes prison with a happy life. The movie is boring at times. The most overrated film of all time. Pulp Fiction is the clear cut winner for best film of 1994. There are more crooked cops than correctional officers. The movie is just was average. It's about real as The Green Mile. drinking beer having cigarettes. Just phony in prison. you are lucky to take a shower in prison. Its not even the best prison movie Escape From Alcatraz is based on a true story. In the movie the men who did escape They were never found which they most likely died in the water now that's true.IMDB needs to stop putting this movie number 1 When The Godfather is a way better movie.

Everything about this movie is great. Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Gil Bellows, William Sadler, Clancy Brown. All of the actors did an amazing in this movie. Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne did an amazing job. Morgan Freeman as Ellis "Red" Redding did an amazing job, everyone did. The plot is amazing about Andy Dufresne being sentenced to two life sentences in prison for two murders he didn't commit and showing him make the prison better and making friends with Red until the Warden Samuel Norton gets too greedy and Andy Dufresne escaping. This movie is a masterpiece and should be regarded one for decades and decades to come. Go watch this movie if you haven't already seen it and if you did watch it then watch it again.

No movie creates a more believable relationship between characters than Red and Andy in my #1 movie The Shawshank Redemption. Who doesn't hope the Pacific is as blue as it is in their dreams? Who doesn't want to go to Zihuatanejo. Absolute masterpiece.

This is my favorite film of all time. The monologues, the plot (by the great Stephen King), the acting, the cinematography, everything is perfect in the film. I think it is a better movie than Pulp Fiction or Forrest Gump, but with the popularity of those two movies there was no way Shawshank could win best picture. I love this movie from all aspects, and if you haven't seen it, please watch it.

5 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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!

Best Sci-Fi movie out there. Has one of the most iconic scenes, lines, clever script, plot, and showed a great deal of character interaction. The effects of this movie was so great for its time and was insanely full of suspense. The ending wasn't as happy as everybody expected, but it certainly did leave 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 were later 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 3 actually good movies (the first 3 released). But those 3 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 favourite movie of all time with Back To the Future 2 and Lord of The Rings: Return of the King filling number 2 and 3 respectively. Empire Strikes Back just awesome

The movie was okay to me because I was 6 when I saw this and I was bored and I watched this over and over and it stills somewhat bore me. The dialogue is a major reason. Yoda is boring the second half of his screen time, Boba Fett is only seen for a few movie scenes and the Empire basically won the whole movie when they took Hoth, captured Han, and amputated Luke. True this has the one of the greatest plot twists in cinema history I agree with that, but it wasn't THAT entertaining. I'm just being honest.

6 Pulp Fiction

It's completely different to any movie (except some other Tarantino films). Most of the scenes are characters talking about random things like MacDonald in Europe or pot bellies, and that's what makes it so refreshing and hilarious. You would assume random chit chat would bore the audience, but Tarantino makes the dialogue unique and somehow interesting.
The movie doesn't have a beginning, middle or end. It's not in chronological order which is what separates it from your average film; there is no goal to be attained by the end of watching this.

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

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

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 that almost every scene is a good scene and it always has a signifcant meaning. My favorite scene has to be the burguer scene when Jules starts off has a sympathetic guy, but when the guys get in his nerve he just explodes with rage. Another one is when Vincent has to inject adrenaline into Mia Wallace heart after she got overdosed, that scene is just funny and it really shows one of Quentin Tarantino's best marks, the black comedy. To sum it up, I love this movie and it will always be my number one of all time.

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

7 Back to the Future

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

This film is perfectly recorded, all the times of the film fit together, there is no mistake in them, in any of the films, it is possible to emphasize that the imagination of the creator of the film is colossal, great, since at that time no one I was going to imagine that there would be flying skateboards and things like that. (And that does not happen yet)

Every scene is handled perfectly! I can never find anything wrong with this movie! I know that's quite a statement but I'm serious! It has inspired so many people, the characters, the story, the genres, it's like the best recipe ever! Only the Godfather rivals this movie. But in the end, this is better when you think about it.

This movie is on TV pretty much twice a day! I watch it as much as I can and recently I did a watch through of all three of them which was great. This is my third favourite movie of all time so I think this has a fair place in this list although it would be nice to see it higher.

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

I would prefer to list the entire LOTR thematic trilogy as one movie on this list, but whatever. This is a great movie, though obviously not as good as the book.

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

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, 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, and ...more

9 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Literally introduced us to Star Wars. Amazing world building. It's actually insane how far ahead of his time Lucas was, and how many little details he managed to put into this movie. Obi Wan mentions the Clone Wars in 1978 and the Clone Wars TV show ended in 2020!

This is the movie that literally put Star Wars on the map. This movie consisted of great visual effects and a well-orchastrated sountrack, 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 its 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.

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

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

10 Avengers: Infinity War

Godfather maybe classic and have good plot but I still find it boring at the same time. I have watched Shawshank redemption, forest Gump, Schindler's , list, terminator etc they are very Good movie and I enjoyed watching them but not as closed as Infinity war, Endgame and civil war. My point is no one should see all these new generation movie as bad ones, some of them are as good as those classic movies you consider the greatest or even better.

Thor's arc alone makes this a top 5 watch for me. Great actor and great character that is taken very serious.. too bad they didn't keep up with it

This movie is not only full of action and planning and fighting, 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 and choice, also emotion and battle.

The Best Movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! NO SPOILERS!

Everyone knows this movie has a lot of sad deaths but lets not let that distract us from how great this move is. It does get dark and twisted to the point where it surpasses DC. This is the story of a Thanos, a villain that 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.

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The Contenders
11 The Lion King

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

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

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

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!

12 Avengers: Endgame

I'm sick and tired of people saying this is overrated. to be honest this is getting more underrated in than overrated in these days. People always say whoever likes it are just kids, but know that my sister is litterly in colllege 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 seen why people hate this, the reasons are ridiculous and weird, even if the plot was messed up some times, it was mostly great, and was 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.

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

This should be number one! These days, everyone says it's overrated. The last hour of this movie is nothing bu fan service. If that last hour wasn't in the fill Infinity War would be the best movie ever!

Pretty good. But I just wanted to point out to the fans that box office does not judje the quality of a movie. If box office is really the factor then Transformers and Fast and Furious will be one of the best movies of all time and Shawshank Redemption will be the worst movie ever. That logic is very stupid. Saying Endgame is best because it is the highest grossing movie ever is pretty dumb. Endgame is good but it is nowhere comparable to masterpieces like Godfather, Shawshank Redemption, Citizen Kane etc. In fact it is just a Average blockbuster that is done right.

13 Titanic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The movie has really a catchy factor, even though I haven't finished watching because the electric current went off, I still watched the 3/4 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, it is so sweet...

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 movie that can be remake by the future generations. This movie became hit because aside from the beauty of titanic ship itself, the love story between jack and rose is also beautiful because only love can change a woman by a man. Great movie ever please have a remake of titanic. I'm sure this is going to be hit again

14 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

This was honestly my favorite Terminator movie! Arnold Schwarzenegger was so funny in this! I love the interactions between him and John Conner.

The first Terminator was alright and passable, the third one was totally awful, but Terminator 2 really knocks out, Arnold gives a great action performance. One of the greatest Action movies of all time, and it deserves to be in the top 50, it is not right to have the best Terminator down this far! It won 3 academy awards for its groundbreaking effects which are so much better than the first one! James Cameron is a director who prides himself on making fantastic movies and this is his BEST piece of work!

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

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

15 Inception

Incredible filming and acting. One of those movies that really makes you think. It can also make your head hurt because you are thinking so hard.

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

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

16 Jurassic Park

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.

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.

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 band between animals together. We are just like them, maybe from other spiecies, 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, and that whatever ever happens to the earth, nature will find a way to save itself.

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.

17 The Matrix

Parallels the most important events in modern history - being perpetrated right now. We've been kept in the dark for far too long, like those in the Matrix not ready to be unplugged. Dare to learn the truth and take the red pill. But remember, all I am offering is the truth, nothing more. Do separate searches on YouTube: agenda 21, Ron Paul, economic collapse, Bilderberg, Alex Jones, Jesse Ventura, Judge Napalitano. Volumes of overwhelming evidence. And then no, you won't be able to go back. But if you could, would you really want to?

Glad this is top 10. I've seen many of the others, but the Matrix is just so endlessly watchable! Absolutely mind-blowing and thrilling, from second to second, from beginning to end. Brilliant acting, awesome and super original story, twists, turns, action, romance, coolness. An absolute masterpiece of cinema. Almost everything about this film is perfect... Almost. No film is, but this is the closest, I think.

I gave this a plus because it was the best, in my opinion, over what had been chosen as 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 Raider's of the lost ark deserve a place on the top 10 as well.

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

18 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

In my opinion, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the best Star Wars film. Please be aware that my reasoning for this contains spoilers for this film, so please stop reading this now if you do not want spoilers.

Episode III is my favourite Star Wars film because it is funny, exciting and explains some things mentioned in the original trilogy. Furthermore, the fight between Anakin and Obi-Wan on Mustafar was so awesome!

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

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.

Revenge of the Sith is average. It's the best of the prequels, but still a prequel movie. Great music, wonderful visuals and the battles are awesome. Lots of akward moments. Clone Wars is the better prequels.

19 Saving Private Ryan

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

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

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

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

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

This is a must watch for everyone. Most people take our freedoms for granted. This movie shows what we fought for and if the brace 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 s 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 Stephen Spielberg for the realistic nature and accurate detail of all his war movie productions. This movie is no exception! The acting is fantastic, the movie is well directed and well written! The heart of the movie is the value of life and our actions. Everyone should see it!

20 2001: A Space Odyssey

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

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

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

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.

21 Fight Club

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

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

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

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

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

Great ending, great cast, great acting, great story, and a great script, this movie is awesome. It starts off slow, but don't be fooled. It starts to progress and really pulls you in. Tyler Durden is truly a brilliant character that is really brought to life by Brad Pitt. Edward Norton is a real gem, too, as he faces the unfortunate mess his life is turning into. It is full of great quotes and really makes you think. To stick Fight Club in any other spot on this list would be a mistake.

22 Toy Story

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

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

Toy story is a milestone in cinematic history. It is a masterpiece of film and animation. It is still one of the best movies of all time, and I will have that same opinion until I die.

Everybody loves Toy Story. But nobody ever puts it in a good spot on a best movie list. Toy Story is underrated, even though it is the most elegant film of all time.

23 The Wizard of Oz

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!

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

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", through Dorothy brought color to the corners both so recently bare from the Depression and soon to be swept by a War that would split the world apart. The metaphorical understanding of "There's no place like home." echoed as a call to innocence being lost, an innocence that people of all cultures wanted to return home to. And yet, as the world was already losing its way on that lovely gilded road of 1900s inventions and change - likened to gold the brightening of daily life and travel - the one reliable companion was Toto, in this case, girl's best friend. The hero, our lost daughter, our hope for the future, found the strength and wisdom in her small frame to carry through not only the Lion's cowardice, the Scarecrow's foolishness, and the Tin Man's doubts about his heart, but also to dispel the the illusions of the man behind the curtain. One could ask, does this ...more

24 Goodfellas

Got wayyyy better pacing than the Godfather movies , great cast. If your into gangster movies than this is the perfect movie.

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

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

I could watch this movie for hours. The soundtrack is one of the best movie soundtracks ever, it just carries you along the movie for a ride. The story is fantastic and the direction is perfect. Such a wonderful watch.

25 The Godfather Part II

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. Yet, due to violent content, parents might want to think twice before allowing them to do so.

The film has the unmistakable air of saga as it moves back and forth through time, juxtaposing Michael's emotional struggle with becoming a don to 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 it's predecessor. This film is a true masterstroke, with not a single flaw. It includes possibly the best on-screen performance of Al Pacino's career and a host of other electrifying performances from actors Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Lee Strasberg and Michael V Gazzo. The cinematography is beautiful and the script is immaculate. Everything from to script, to the music, to the costuming is pitch perfect.

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

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

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