TOP TEN Films of All Time
These TOP TEN Films of all time segment is based on the user ratings from IMDB.com. It opens up interesting discussions about what really are the best films ever to hit the big screen. I’m quite proud that I’ve seen 9 of the top 10 and agree with them tremendously. These TOP TEN films of all time have been voted by the millions of users worldwide. So hopefully we agree that this is not an opinion of one idiotic film lover.
So read below, agree, disagree, do whatever you wish with this information of the TOP TEN Films of All Time:
10. Fight Club ‘1999’ – (Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helen Bonham Carter) 8.8/10 on IMDB.com based on 1,500,000 individual ratings.
Easily one of my top ten films of all time, an excellent performance from Brad Pitt based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel. Believe it or not, the book was even better, yes I read. Interestingly enough, Chuck Palahniuk came up with the idea for this novel after he was beating up on a camping trip and no-one wanted to approach him at work when seeing his injuries.
9. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ‘1966’ – (Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef) 8.9/10 based on 500,000+ individual ratings
The most famous of the Spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood as one of a 2 man bounty hunting scam team in their search for gold buried within a remote cemetery. Western’s being one of my favourite genres, I fully agree with this title. Despite its age, it does hold a certain charm that new films never seem to adopt. Another boring fact, the term Spaghetti Western is when an Italian Director is making a Wild West movie in Spain.
8. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ‘2003’ – (Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett) 8.9/10, 1,500,000+ individual ratings
It’s rare we find that the third movie in a trilogy receives the most praise. I know this type of film isn’t for everyone. But to be ranked 8th in the Top Ten films of All Time is a great achievement. Peter Jackson won the hearts and minds of the fans when he took on the direction and made it a more popular story amongst the world. I hear they are going for a risky move on a TV series? In true Hollywood style, let’s keeping kicking this franchise until it stops spewing out money.
7. Pulp Fiction ‘1994’ – (John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman) 8.9/10, 1,400,000+ individual ratings
Arguably Quentin Tarantino’s best and most influential movie to date, although for me he got very close with the movie Django. The plot surrounds the four intertwining stories of 2 mob hit men, one boxer, a gangsters wife and a pair of diner bandits. A movie that follows no typical plot, just an amazing script, some fine acting and an all-star cast. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you do.
6. Schindler’s List ‘1993’ – (Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley), 8.9/10, 900,000+ individual ratings
One of many World War II projects Steven Spielberg put his name too. But Schindler’s List really focuses on the Holocaust from the perspective of Jews, the German economy and the German Army. A powerful and emotional film which demands a watch to give you an insight into the true horrors of World War 2.
5. 12 Angry Men ‘1957’ – (Henry Fonda, Lee J.Cobb, Martin Balsam), 8.9/10, 500,000+ individual ratings
This is the only film in the Top Ten Films of All Time that I have never even seen. I’m ashamed to say that I have never even heard of it, but this does give me a reason to go back to the old cinema and view a classic to see if it has stood the test of time. Apparently, to increase the actor’s stress levels, Director Sidney Lumet made the actors all stay in a room for hours rehearsing their lines without filming to give them an idea of how frustrating it must be to feel cooped up in a small room with the same people.
4. The Dark Knight ‘2008’ – (Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman), 9/10, 1,800,000 individual ratings
Easily the greatest Batman movie of them all. Christopher Nolan takes his superb direction to the DC Comics and revamped Batman in his image, with one of the best performances on screen in recent years as the late Heath Ledger took on a surprising role as The Joker. He added a dark, twisted side to The Joker that will live us remembering his acting ability for years.
3. The Godfather: Part II ‘1974’ – (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall) 9/10, 800,000+ individual ratings
It would be a crime in itself to not have this within your Top Ten Films of All Time. Francis Ford Coppola takes pride in having the award for the highest ranking sequel of all time. Al Pacino returns as Michael in the infamous Corleone family. Unfortunately, they fell short of a perfect trio when Godfather Part 3 only rated 7.6/10 on IMDB. Still, respectable.
2. The Godfather ‘1972’ – (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan) 9.2/10, 1,200,000+ individual ratings
A film that has ranked the top of a lot of lists for the last 45 years. Some great acting, directing and a story that will make you want to be born into the family. A mob/gangster film that really shows the hierarchy, bond and structure of organised crime. A fantastic ‘must see’ movie.
1. Shawshank Redemption ‘1994’ – (Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, William Sadler) 9.3/10, 1,800,000+ individual ratings
It just had to be here somewhere in the Top Ten Films of All Time. Rightly so too. It has everything, drama and suspense, an entertaining story with a well-formed cast and amazing acting through-out. Writer Stephen King really made the world listen when his book has been transformed perfectly into The Best Film of All Time. Frank Darabont the director doesn’t need to lift a finger now, he can ride the waves of this masterpiece. Although he’s continued his Hollywood work as the writer of The Walking Dead’s TV series and directing The Green Mile, another brilliant film.
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