Looking For A Great Film To Watch This Evening At Home? Check Out These Top 20 Best Movies Of All Time And Pick One!
The 20th century can be called the era of cinematography with most certainty. But nowadays, we can observe a terrifying trend for our favorite movies: TV series format is taking over the world. There are many reasons for this type of visual entertainment to become the new king. But this article is dedicated not to Game of Thrones or Westworld, but to all those inspiring and exciting films that touched every possible human emotion and shaped our perception of this world.
Yes, we’re talking about the best movies of all time! For all those movie therapy lovers, we’ve gathered the best of the best in every genre, so that you could enjoy the iconic films once more or maybe even for the very first time. We even got you a sweet bonus at the very end of the article, so stick with us. Here we go!
20 best movies of all time
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Arguably the best crime/drama movie of all time, directed by Quentin Tarantino, has already become iconic. People remember the names of the characters, the lines, and even dance moves from this film. Pulp Fiction has everything: great actors (John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, etc.), an awesome storyline full of twists and turns, and brilliant dark humor. However, it may not be suitable for children.
2. Good Will Hunting (1997)
If you are looking for the most inspiring movie of all time, look no further! Good Will Hunting won two Oscars for good reasons. The bright and touching film about challenges in life can teach us how to fight for our goals! Robin Williams’ best acting work is a must-see. Moreover, you will instantly fall in love with the main characters and the screenplay.
3. The Imitation Game (2014)
Although there are many exceptional films about war, we’ve chosen The Imitation Game as the best war movie of all time for several reasons. First of all, it is based on a brilliant story about the mathematical genius Alan Turing, who was trying to crack the Nazis code during World War II. Secondly, it has absolutely stunning actors in main roles – Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. And thirdly, you can watch how the war affected people behind the curtains.
4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Can we just all agree that The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the best western movie of all time? It has Clint Eastwood in it! No film can beat that. But if seriously, the classic storyline, memorable characters, and authentic atmosphere are the things that made this film iconic. Surely, this is a must-watch even if you don’t like westerns!
5. The Third Man (1949)
We believe you cannot find a better movie in the thriller category. Some people may find it difficult to watch retro movies, but if you are in search of a good thriller, bear with the black and white picture, because The Third Man is definitely a noir masterpiece and is worthy of your attention.
6. Unstoppable (2010)
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson in the best action movie of all time – Unstoppable. The nerve-racking story about two men trying to prevent a horrible catastrophe brings an unforgettable nerve-racking experience to any viewer. Do you know how they say that there is no such thing as a bad movie when Denzel is starring in it? Well, it’s is definitely true.
7. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
If you are more into some new stuff, we want to present you one of the best Hollywood movies ever made – Blade Runner 2049. In case you’ve missed it in theaters, we strongly recommend watching this modern noir masterpiece that exceeded all expectations at home. Remember, the bigger your screen is, the better.
8. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Moving on to the horror genre, if you are up for some shockingly frightening scenes, watch Drag Me to Hell, directed by Sam Raimi, the man who is responsible for the original Spider-Man trilogy. An intense atmosphere and super scary scenes will not let you have a good sleep, so don’t watch it alone. Better grab your friend or partner and turn on the lights.
9. Annie (2014)
To be sincere, Cameron Diaz isn’t our favorite actress, but it didn’t ruin the sensations from watching Annie. Arguably one of the best family films of all time is the perfect addition to the warm evening with your loved ones. This is a beautiful movie about dreams and hopes, and it has Jamie Foxx in it. What can be better?
10. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Yes, we all love Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), but the original film is just ten times better. The world of pure imagination is waiting for you. Just remember to be a good kid, or otherwise, things might go really bad for you.
11. The Jungle Book (2016)
The classic story of Mowgli receives yet another interpretation. The film won an Academy Award in Best Achievement in Visual Effects, which means you don’t have to be worried about the visual part at the very least. One of the best modern family films, however, deserves our praises not only for the outstanding visual effects, but also for the wonderful screenplay, acting, and music.
12. Zootopia (2016)
If you are into animated films, welcome to Zootopia – a city of anthropomorphic animals. Can you guess who created this masterpiece? Of course, it’s Disney, who else could it be? Zootopia is the best-animated feature film of 2016, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and other organizations.
13. WALL-E (2008)
Shame on you if you still haven’t watched WALL-E. This is a story about a journey of a small, cute waste-collecting robot that will ultimately decide the fate of humanity. WALL-E teaches us how a lonely robot can be more humane than a real human being. The best-animated feature movie of 2008 makes a perfect addition to our list.
14. Padosan (1968)
How many movies from Bollywood do you know? Many people probably associate Hindi cinema with some ridiculous, cheap blockbusters with unrealistic fights and shootings. However, you can find beauty in everything if you look close enough. Padosan is arguably the best Bollywood movie of all time and it certainly deserves a place in our list. This is a must-see comedy musical about love!
15. Chak De! India (2007)
Bollywood actually has lots of absolutely amazing movies. In addition to Padosan, we want to include Chak De! India in our list, because it is simply one of the best Hindi movies ever made. If you are looking for some inspiration and motivation, just watch Chak De! India. This is a story about a coach of the Indian Women’s National Hockey Team, who wants just one thing for his girls – victory!
16. About Time (2013)
Now it’s about time for the best romantic movies of all time. We begin with About Time, a story about a 21-year-old time traveler who fell in love with a girl and decided to make her fall in love with him. God only knows (and those who watched the movie) how using such gift can change his life.
17. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
We all know and love Jim Carrey as a comedian, but did you know that he is actually an incredibly versatile actor? And arguably his most outstanding work was in the romantic drama, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The duet of Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet leaves the viewer absolutely stunned, and the storyline shows the nature of love from a whole different perspective.
18. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
One determined girl, two charming guys, and a personal – the romantic classics, which inspired millions of women all over the world. That’s probably all you need to know about Bridget Jones’s Diary if you are going to watch it for the first time. Oh, and don’t forget to grab some napkins, because ninjas are cutting onions there.
19. Amélie (2001)
It is believed that France is the most romantic country. Maybe it is true, but apparently French people also have quite peculiar taste in films. If you are looking for a nonstandard romantic film, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain is your only option. We guarantee you will not regret watching the story of this innocent, naïve, and a little bit odd girl, called Amélie. And turn the volume up, because the soundtrack is just absolutely heavenly.
20. A Star Is Born (2018)
We also want to include this latest masterpiece, created by Bradley Cooper. A Star Is Born can surely be considered one of the best romantic indie movies of all time. It really has everything you need: a handsome actor, Lady Gaga, beautiful music, and remarkable love story.
P.S. “The Bonus”
In case you are tired of the standard movie genres, welcome to the world of big-screen anime. Hayao Miyazaki, a legendary Japanese director, created some of the best anime movies of all time. The masterpieces like Howl's Moving Castle (2004) and Princess Mononoke (1997) became truly iconic and won the hearts of millions of people across the globe. And his incomparable Spirited Away (2001) even won an Academy Award and is considered the fourth best film of the 21st century by 177 film critics!
We haven’t included the films like Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and other brilliant masterpieces because we believe they are simply out of this world and cannot be rated properly. These immortal sagas affected millions of people and hopefully, will live forever.
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