Cinemas and best movies of all times have been around for almost 50,000 years now, the whole concept of film making started in 1890’s with the invention of the first motion-picture camera. Millions of films have been produced since then. A lot of the best movies of all times tell a story that is timeless and are still fresh in our hearts and minds plus people love to watch them time and again. While others are easily forgotten with the passage of time. Success of each film relies on different factors, some have been critically acclaimed for the story and acting while others have been written in history based on their commercial success, music score, gripping story and direction.
Million Dollar Question-Best Movie
The number of films that have been produced in the industry since its inception is great and to come to a consensus as to which film is the best or top 10/100 is nearly impossible. The reason is simply because everyone has a different taste and like to watch a certain type of genre or prefer one actor’s movies over another ones.
List of Top Ten Movies of All Times
Here is a list of top ten best movies of all times. The list has been compiled without any bias or personal choice. It is based on the ratings/reviews it got from the viewers, the number of awards it was able to get and finally the popularity of the movie. The top ten movies of all times are enlisted as follows:
10. Gladiator (2000)
It is a story about how a Roman general who is betrayed and his family is murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. Gladiator is not only a gripping story but the acting and direction is par excellence. It got 5 Oscar awards, 4 BAFTA and 2 Golden Globe awards in different categories.
All these movies are timeless, popular and very well made. They grip you every time, whether you are watching them for the first time or tenth, you will always be completely engulfed in them without blinking your eyes. If you have missed out on any of these movies mentioned in our list, get your DVD copy now, sit back relax and enjoy them.
9. The Lord of the Rings – Trilogy (2001-2003)
This film is based on a fantasy/imagination about how one ring was forged by the dark lord to rule all the other powers in the world. The ring was found after centuries and created a chaos amongst people for its ownership. It was voted as the most popular film of all times in a poll conducted by Australian Television special “My Favorite Film” and also ranked top in the survey “The Best Film of all Times” in Germany.
8. Titanic (1997)
Titanic is an epic love story which mesmerized it audiences. It revolves around a poor and a smart boy Jack who luckily boards the luxurious ill-fated ship Titanic and falls in love with a rich young girl who is also onboard with her fiancé. Titanic was loved all over the globe and was dubbed in many languages. It managed to get 11 Oscars, 8 BAFTA’s and 4 Golden Globe awards.
7. The Wizard of OZ (1939)
This brilliant piece of fantasy is about a girl Dorothy Gale who ends up in a magical land and takes ona mission to find the Wizard who can help her return home.
6. Schindler’s list (1993)
Schindler’s list is about how Oskar Schindler becomes concerned about his Jewish workforce after witnessing the Nazi persecution in Poland during the WW2. This brilliant movie got 7 Oscars, 6 BAFTA awards and 3 Golden Globe awards. It was also named as “The Best Film Ever Made” by a German film magazine Cinema.
5. The Shaw shank Redemption (1994)
The best movies of all times revolves around two prisoners that bond with each other during their time in prison and eventually find solace over common acts of decorum. Although the film didnot receive any awards but it was acclaimed and lauded by the viewers to an extent that it is still fresh in the hearts of the people who have seen it. It was voted the best film not having won an academy award in a radio times poll in 2004 and the again in 2008.
4. The Godfather (1972)
This movie exuberant cinematic brilliance with its gripping story line where an aging head man of an organized crime dynasty wants to transfer the control of his furtive to his unwilling son. The film achieved 3 Oscars and 6 Golden globe awards. The Godfather was selected as the best gangster movie of all time by American Film Institute.
3. Casablanca (1942)
It is set in unoccupied Africa at the start of WW2. An expatriate meets a former lover with astonishing complications and twists. The film had 8 Oscar nominations out of which it secured 3. The writers’ guild of America has declared Casablanca’s script as the best script ever written in the history of cinema. It is also claimed as the best Hollywood movie of all times in the Movie Guide by Leonard Maltin.
2. Gone with the Wind (1939)
This love story is timeless. The best movies of all times is set in the time of American civil war and revolves around the turbulent affair of a cunning belle with a blockade runner. The movie bagged 8 Oscar awards out of the 13 nominations. Gone with the Wind also bagged the best movies of all times. The greatest Movies of Our Time a two hour television show aired in 2011 on ABC in United States.
1. Citizen Kane (1941)
It is about the life of a publishing tycoon. How the news reporters decode the meaning of his last utterance. Although the best movies of all time could only get one Oscar out of the 9 nominations it had. But still it secured a place in the hearts of all cinema goers and critics. It gives the audience an ultimate cinematic experience in every way.