The Top Ten Best Films of All Time According to IMDB

The world of cinema is an ever-evolving one. Lovers of the seventh art will have a hard time agreeing on the best movies of all time.

by Faruk Imamovic
The Top Ten Best Films of All Time According to IMDB

The world of cinema is an ever-evolving one. Lovers of the seventh art will have a hard time agreeing on the best movies of all time. However, the movies that made it into the top ten on IMDb's list of the 250 best movies of all time this year are certainly considered classic films that everyone should watch.

These films are remembered for their iconic scenes that marked an era and remain popular to this day.

IMDb’s List of the Ten Best Films of All Time

The Shawshank Redemption The 1994 prison drama by Frank Darabont takes the first spot on IMDb's list of the best films of all time.

The film is an adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" and stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The film's protagonist, Andy Dufresne, is a convicted murderer who serves time in prison.

Despite its low box office numbers, the film received critical acclaim and remains an important part of popular culture with a rating of 9.2 on IMDb. The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 film, "The Godfather", takes the second spot on the list.

The film stars Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Diane Keaton, and James Caan and was shot in just 62 days. This factor, along with its timeless themes, is what makes "The Godfather" one of the greatest films ever made. The film, along with its sequel, "The Godfather II", won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

IMDb voters rate it a 9.2.

The Power of Short Film Shoots

The fact that "The Godfather" was shot in just 62 days, compared to other masterpieces that take years to film, adds to its power. The film's timeless themes and its cast's performances make it a classic that will always be remembered.

The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan's 2008 film, "The Dark Knight", is a landmark in superhero cinema. The film focuses on the iconic character of Batman as he faces a new villain, the Joker, and his relationships with his allies.

The film's grounded approach to the superhero genre is what sets it apart and makes it the best superhero movie ever made, according to IMDb voters.

A Grounded Approach to Superhero Cinema

"The Dark Knight" is considered the best superhero movie ever made due to its grounded approach to the genre.

The film's realistic portrayal of Batman and his relationships with other characters is what sets it apart from other superhero movies. The Godfather II The sequel to the first film on this list, "The Godfather II", was released in 1974 and gives an unflinching look at the dark side of power and vice.

The film is widely considered one of the most successful sequels in film history and is one of the most awarded. It remains consistently among the top five films in history according to IMDb voters. 12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet's 1957 film, "12 Angry Men", is based on a play of the same name and follows a jury member who must convince the other 11 members to acquit a suspect based on reasonable doubt.

The film's use of a single room, the jury room, for filming, except for a brief scene of the courtroom and the toilet, adds to its tension and drama. The film is considered a classic and is appreciated by both critics and audiences.

IMDb voters rate it a 9. Schindler's List Schindler's List is on many best movie lists. A 1993 American epic drama and historical film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Zaillian, it is based on the book "Schindler's Ark" by Australian author Thomas Keneally.

The plot of the film is about Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand, mostly Polish Jews during the Holocaust by allowing them to work in his factories. The film stars Liam Neeson as Schindler, Ralph Fiennes as Amon Goth and Ben Kingsley as Schindler's Jewish accountant Itzhak Stern.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a fantasy adventure film by Peter Jackson from 2003 based on the third part of the book by J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", which concludes the film trilogy of the same name.

Released at the end of 2003, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" became one of the most critically and financially successful films of all time. He won all 11 Oscars for which he was nominated, equaling the other two record holders, the films "Titanic" and "Ben-Hur".

Among other things, it won the Oscar for Best Picture as the first fantasy film to do so. Rating on IMDb is 8.9. Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film "Pulp Fiction" is a stylish and highly influential movie that explores the criminal underworld of Los Angeles through a series of interconnecting storylines and characters.

The film's soundtrack and dialogue have become cultural touchstones, and its impact on the film industry cannot be overstated. "Pulp Fiction" stars John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Tim Roth and was awarded the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The first installment of Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Fellowship of the Ring," was released in 2001 and remains one of the greatest and most beloved fantasy films of all time.

Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel, the film follows the journey of hobbit Frodo Baggins as he sets out to destroy the One Ring and save Middle Earth from the evil Sauron. With stunning visual effects, memorable characters, and an epic story, "The Fellowship of the Ring" is a must-watch for fans of fantasy and adventure.

Forrest Gump Forrest Gump is a 1994 comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise. The film follows the life of Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man, as he unwittingly becomes involved in some of the most defining moments of the 20th century.

With its combination of humor, heart, and historical references, "Forrest Gump" has become a modern classic and is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time.