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Top 10 Movies in the world

Movie marathon” – this term has started to trend quite a lot for past few years. If you do not know what it is, then let me tell you that it is an activity that is associated with watching movies back-to-back without any rest sitting at a comfortable space. This is one of the most favorite things to do for the movie lovers. if we are being honest then watching movies at the theaters is much more thrilling than watching movies at home, we can share a lot of enjoyments with the fellow watchers. However, not all of the movies are worth enjoying in the theaters, and that is why those do not always gain a good box office profit. But have you ever wondered which movies have not earned the much from the box offices but is totally worth it? If you have then we have got the answers for you.

It is always wiser to collect information about movies than just watching those, you will never know when you might need those. Therefore, to help you out with some information we have prepared this article regarding top 10 best movies of all time based on IMDb ratings.  We will discuss each movie with a brief explanation and in a descending order. So, keep reading the article to know the highest grossing movie of all time.

10. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is a 1966 released Italian epic spaghetti western movie, which was directed by Sergio Leone. The starring was done by casting Clint Eastwood as "the Good", Lee Van Cleef as "the Bad", and Eli Wallach as "the Ugly". This movie has an 8.8 rating by IMDb, which establishes as the 10th best movie of all time. The movie is based on American civil war and has the time frame of 1862. The movie tells story about three men who are on a quest of retrieving some buried treasure in midst of civil war.

According to director Sergio Leone, this film was another instance of satirical western genre. It delivers an emphasis on violence and deconstructs old west romanticism. As the movie flows the trio faces several kinds of violence and establishes the movie’s emphasis effortlessly. It needs to be stated that the trio is portrayed as antiheroes, which is works as an element to deconstruct old west romanticism. Overall, this film is worth watching if the watchers are interested in satirical forms. Moreover, the people who are interested in contemporary and historical setting they can watch it for a good movie experience as well.

9. The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Rings (2001)

The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Rings released in 2001 is an epic fantasy adventure film that was directed by Peter Jackson. This film is an installment of The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and has cast including Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, and Andy Serkis. The setting of the story is based on Middle-earth, and it describes about the Dark Lord Sauron. Sauron is in search of one ring that can help him in getting back in power. The story of the movie elevates as Frodo and other eight companions start their journey towards Mount Doom, where the rings can be destroyed.

Just like the other installment of The Lord of the Rings series, this movie has also proved to be one of the greatest movies of all time with an 8.8 IMDb rating and has taken up the 9th position in the list. It was even named as one of the 100 greatest American films in history. If you are a fantasy lover, then this movie is a must watch for you.   

The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Rings

8. Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction is an American crime genre movie that was released in 1994. It was directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman. The movie tells stories of different crime scenarios that take place in Los Angeles. The movie is basically inspired by Pulp Magazines that were known for graphic violence and attractive dialogues.

This movie is referred as one of the Tarantino's masterpieces. It has won the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. It also earned seven nominations for the 67th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Original Screenplay. This is why this movie has gained an 8.9 rating by IMDb and is the 8th best movie of all time.

7. The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (2003)

The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King was released in 2003 and is an epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson. It is the final installment of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The movie features Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Karl Urban, John Noble, Andy Serkis, Ian Holm, and Sean Bean. It continues the plot of the previous film and premiered on 1 December 2003 at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington and was theatrically released on 17 December 2003 in the United States.

This movie was declared as the highest grossing film of 2003 as it collected over $1.1 billion worldwide. It is also one of the highest grossing films of all time as well. This installment of The Lord of The Ring series is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made. The movie won all eleven awards for which it was nominated, including Best Picture, at the 76th Academy Awards. It has also won several awards for its visual effects and has been rated with a 9.0 by IMDb.

6. Schindler's List (1993)

Schindler's List is an American epic historical drama movie that was released in 1993 and was directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. The movie is based on a non-fiction novel, Schindler's Ark, written by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally. This movie tells story of the Oskar Schindler, who saved thousands of Polish-Jewish refugees by employing them in his factories during the terrible time of World War II. The movie stars It stars Liam Neeson as Schindler, Ralph Fiennes as SS officer Amon Göth, and Ben Kingsley as Schindler's Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern.

The movie premiered on 30th November 1993 in Washington D.C and it was released on 15th December 1993 in the US. It was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, among which it won seven, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. IMDb has chosen to rate it a solid 9.0, which has established it as the 6th best movie of all time.

5. 12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men, which was released in 1957, is an American courtroom drama film directed by Sidney Lumet. The movie was adapted from a 1954 teleplay having the same name. This film is based on 12 men who are a set of juries. They need to deliberate the conviction or acquittal of a teenager charged with murder. The story grows as the jurors witness disagreement and conflict among them, which leads them to question their morals. This film stars Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E. G. Marshall, and Jack Warden.

This movie is referred as the second-best court room drama and is also recognized as one of the greatest movies ever made. It was also selected for reservation by the United States National Film Registry. IMDb has rated it with a 9.0 rating and made it the 5th best movie in entertainment history.

12 Angry Men

4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The Godfather Part II is an American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which was released in 1974. The movie is based on a 1969 novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo. This movie features Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Morgana King, John Cazale, Mariana Hill, and Lee Strasberg. The Godfather Part II is a sequel to the 1972 movie The Godfather. However, the movie also picks up the part of a prequel as well. This mainly tells the story of a new don of the Corleone Family, Michael Corleone.

This movie premiered on December 12, 1974, in New York city and was released on December 20, 1974. It grossed $48 million in United States and $93 million in Canada. It was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, and also became the first sequel to win Best Picture. It was also ranked as the 32nd-greatest film in American film history by American Film Industry. The movie has acquired a 9.0 rating by IMDb and has gained the 4th position as one of the best movies ever.

3. The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight was released in 2008, it is a superhero film to be directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie is based on the infamous DC comics for superhero Batman. It is the second instalment of The Dark Knight Trilogy. This film features Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman. The story of this movie follows as Batman takes the charge of dismantle the organised crime taking place in Gotham City, planned by Joker, who is the villain.

The Dark Knight was the first major motion picture, which was filmed with high-resolution IMAX cameras. The film broke several box office records and became the highest-grossing film of the year, fourth highest-grossing film of its time, and the highest-grossing superhero film. The Dark Knight has become the first comic book film to receive a major Academy Award.  It is certainly one of the best films to enjoy by the superhero genre lovers. And this is why the film has been rated with a 9.0 by IMDb and has taken up the third place in the top 10 best movie list. Even though it was initially criticized for its mature themes, it proved its worth in the box office.

2. The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather is an American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which was released in 1972. The movie stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, and Diane Keaton. This is the first instalment of The Godfather trilogy. The movie takes place as the chronicles the Corleone family as well as the journey of a mafia boss.

The Godfather premiered at the Loew's State Theatre on March 14, 1972. Later it was released on 24th March 1972, and became the highest grossing movie of 1972. The movie earned between $250 and $291 million. It is also recognised as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made, as well as a cult of the gangster genre. It was also selected for preservation by the American Film Institute. IMDb gives the movie a rating of 9.2 and establishes it as the second-best movie of all time.

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption is an American drama film that was written and directed by Frank Darabont. The film was released in 1994 and is based on a Stephen King novella. The movie stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows and James Whitmore. The story is based on Andy Dufresne, who is sentenced to life in the charge of murdering his wife and her lover, despite of his constant claims of being innocent. He then befriends another inmate named Ellis "Red" Redding.

The movie flopped initially as it collected only $16 million from the box offices despite of the outstanding performances of Freeman and Robbins. However, it kept on receiving award nominations, which included even academy awards. Later it had a re-released, which grossed more than $73.3 million. Even though it was not successful in box offices, it is one of the most cited movies in various surveys. This is what led it to be recognised as one of the most “beloved” movies ever. And this is how The Shawshank Redemption become the best movie of all time with an IMDb rating of 9.3. The movie was also selected for preservation in National Film Registry as it is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

The Dark Knight

Results

Movie IMDb rating

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

9.3

The Godfather (1972)

9.2

The Dark Knight (2008)

9.0

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

9.0

12 Angry Men (1957)

9.0

Schindler's List (1993)

9.0

The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (2003)

9.0

Pulp Fiction (1994)

8.9

The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Rings (2001)

8.8

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

8.8

 

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