Hello, friends today I am going to tell you about the top 10 Greatest Movies of all time. The movies on this list are ranked according to their success (awards & nominations), their popularity, and their cinematic greatness from a directing/writing perspective.
Many like to watch movies according to the rating of the movies available on IMDB, and I am going to give you the list of the top 10 most popular movies of all time which will be according to IMDB rating.
After this list, you will know which are the best Hollywood movies of all time and which movie you want to watch. I will tell you about the 10 movies of all time on IMDB which are very amazing movies.
In this list of the top 10 greatest movies of all time, you will get to see movies of many different genres like drama, horror, science fiction, etc.
So let’s start and see which are the top 10 Greatest movies of all time.
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather is number one on the list of greatest movies of all time And anyone who has seen this film will know why The Godfather is the best movie ever made.
In this film, we get to see all that a film should have like the direction of the film, the performance of the actors, the screenplay of the film, and everything else.
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Screenplay: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton
IMDb Rating: 9.2/10
The story, spanning from 1945 to 1955, chronicles the Corleone family under patriarch Vito Corleone, focusing on the transformation of his youngest son, Michael Corleone, from reluctant family outsider to ruthless mafia boss.
The Godfather film got 11 Oscar nominations, out of which the film got 3 Oscars, the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Puzo and Coppola).
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
It is not necessary to tell me much about this film because if you are a fan of Hollywood movies then you must have seen this movie. And this is also my personal favorite movie.
We get to learn a lot about life from this film.
Director: Frank Darabont
Screenplay: Frank Darabont
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore
IMDb Rating: 9.3/10
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
This film is for two and a half hours but there is also one feature of this film that you do not get bored with while watching it. The film was nominated for many awards, including 7 Oscars.
It comes second in the list of Greatest Movies of All Time and I highly recommend that if you haven’t seen this movie yet, then definitely watch it. You will learn a lot from this movie.
Let me put down some dialogues of this film so that you can understand what is the power in this film.
“Fear Can Hold You Prisoner, Hope Can Set You Free”
“Get Busy Living, Or Get Busy Dying.”
“I Have To Remind Myself That Some Birds Aren’t Meant To Be Caged.”
“That’s The Beauty Of Music. They Can’t Get That From You.”
These are some dialogues from the movie The Shawshank Redemption and if you do not understand the meaning of any dialogue then you will understand it after watching the movie.
Schindler’s List (1993)
Schindler’s List is an epic historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Zaillian.
It is based on the 1982 historical fiction novel Schindler’s Ark by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay: Steven Zaillian
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, and Embeth Davidtz
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10
The film follows Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who together with his wife Emilie Schindler saved more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust by employing them in his factories during World War II.
The film received 12 Oscar nominations, out of which the film won 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score, and won numerous other awards.
Apart from the Oscar, the film received 12 BAFTA Award nominations, in which the film won 7 awards. The film received 6 Golden Globe nominations, in which the film won 3 awards.
Raging Bull (1980)
Raging Bull is a biographical sports drama film directed by one of Hollywood’s finest directors Martin Scorsese.
This film has been directed by Martin Scorsese, so you can understand from this what an amazing film it will be. All the films made under his direction are amazing and different, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors in film history.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Paul Schrader, and Mardik Martin
Cast: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
The film received 8 Oscar nominations, in which the film won 2 awards.
Casablanca is an American romantic drama film. The director of this film is Michael Curtiz and the film is produced by Hal B. Wallis.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Screenplay: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
This film received 8 Oscar nominations, out of which this film won 3 Oscars.
Citizen Kane (1941)
If you are familiar with Hollywood movies then you must have seen this film and if you have not seen this film then you must have heard about this film.
The lead actor of this film is Orson Welles and he has written, produced, and directed this film. Citizen Kane was voted number 1 in five consecutive British Film Institute Sight & Sound polls of critics.
If we leave out all the other facts, then it comes at number 1 in the list of Greatest Films of All Time, but our list has been made keeping in mind the awards, box office collection, and everything else.
Director: Orson Welles
Screenplay: Herman J. Mankiewicz, and Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, and Everett Sloane
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; ‘Rosebud’.
The film received 9 Oscar nominations, in which the film won 1 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Netflix recently released a movie on the life of the writer of this film Herman J. Mankiewicz, in which we get to see how Citizen Kane was made.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Gone with the Wind is an American epic historical romance film adapted from the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell. The film is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.
Director: Victor Fleming
Screenplay: Sidney Howard
Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
The film received 13 Oscar nominations, out of which the film won 10 awards. The film received positive reviews upon its release in December 1939, although some reviewers found it to be too long.
It became the highest-earning film made up to that point and held the record for over a quarter of a century. When adjusted for monetary inflation, it is still the highest-grossing film in history.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Wizard of Oz is a musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This film is directed by Victor Fleming who also directed the film Gone with the Wind.
Director: Victor Fleming
Screenplay: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf
Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, and Jack Haley
IMDb Rating: 8/10
Dorothy Gale has swept away from her home in Kansas to the magical Land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home and help her friends as well.
This film was nominated for 6 Academy Awards but this film won 2 awards, The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture but that award went to Gone with the Wind, which was directed by Victor Fleming.
Often seen as one of the greatest films of all time, it is the most commercially successful adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a psychological comedy-drama film. This film is directed by Miloš Forman, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Ken Kesey.
Director: Miloš Forman
Screenplay: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, and William Redfield
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made. This film received 9 Oscar nominations, out of which this film got 5 awards.
The film was the second to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor in Lead Role, Actress in Lead Role, Director, and Screenplay).
The film received 9 BAFTA Award nominations, in which the film received 6 awards. Apart from this, the film got 6 Golden Globe nominations, in which the film won all the awards.
In this film, Louise Fletcher played the role of Nurse Mildred Ratched, but in that film, not much was told about Nurse Mildred Ratched, where she came from, and why she is like this.
But in 2020, Netflix made a stand-alone series on Nurse Mildred Ratched, in which everything is told about Nurse Mildred Ratched and this series is a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
The name of that series is Ratched and its only 1 season has come, ahead of that more season is going to come in which more things will be told about the life of Nurse Mildred Ratched.
The character of Nurse Mildred Ratchet is played by Sarah Paulson in the series and she looks amazing in that character.
Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s film “Kyon Ki…” is a remake of this film, but this film does not even come close to the original film, but all the songs of this film were superhit.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia is a British epic historical drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence and his 1926 book Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
This film is directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel.
Director: David Lean
Screenplay: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Cast: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, and Claude Rains
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
The film is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made. In 1999, the British Film Institute named the film the third-greatest British film of all time.
There is also a fact about this film that Late Dilip Kumar sir was also approached for this film but he could not do this film due to being busy in his other films.
So friends, what do you have to say about this list of the Greatest Films of All Time? Which movie have you seen out of all these movies and which movie do you like, please tell in the comment.