What is the best movie of all time? Since each person has their own tastes, determining which is the best movie in history is very difficult . For the same reason, and with the aim of bringing together the opinions of users from all over the world to give a common answer to this question, the largest Internet database in terms of movies and series, IMDb , offers its users the possibility to vote for the best.
1- Life imprisonment (9.2)
From the point of view of IMDb users, the best movie ever is ‘Life Sentence’ . The film based on the short novel ” Rita Hayworth and the Redemption of Shawshank” by Stephen King has a 9.2 average mark. This film revolves around the life of Andrew Dufresne, a man who is accused of the murder of his wife, after entering the Shawshank prison and the rest of the prisoners there.
Throughout the film, the prisoner will, thanks to his financial knowledge, gain the trust of both the director of the center and his colleagues, notably Red, the boss of the bribery mafia . If you haven’t seen this cinematic gem yet,
2- The Godfather (9.2)
Hot on his heels is ‘ The Godfather ‘ . Considered by many as the best movie in history, the film directed by Ford Coppola has to settle for second place with an average score of 9.2. Despite the fact that both have the same average score, ‘Cadena Perpetua’ outnumbers ‘The Godfather’, which is why it appears in the first place.
The film, released in 1972, is the history of cinema. There are few people who do not know Don Vito Corleone and his family, one of the most important mafias in New York. From Connie to Sonny to Fredo and Michael, the son who didn’t want to know anything about the family business. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, and you want to be part of the war between the most powerful families in New York,
3- The Godfather II (9)
The clear example that second parts can also be good. In fact, there are not few people who think that it even surpasses the first one . However, IMDb voters consider that, despite being one of the great works in the history of cinema, ‘ The Godfather II’ is not up to the first.
On this occasion, the plot is divided into two stories that enjoy great prominence throughout the 200-minute film. The first of them narrates the election of Michael as the successor of Don Vito Corleone as head of the family businesses. The second focuses on the origin of the family patriarch. The film shows the evolution of a Sicilian who comes to the United States and begins to work hard until he becomes the boss of the most important mafia in New York .
4- Batman: The Dark Knight (9)
And from New York we went to Gotham City, where evil never sleeps . The ‘ Dark Knight ‘ trilogy , directed by Christopher Nolan, was a before and after when it comes to superhero movies. A trilogy that takes us superheroes to a more earthly world. A world in which the greatest danger is oneself and in which every decision is fundamental. Thanks to this, the second installment stands out as the fourth best film in history with a 9.
Great fault of this deserved position is the Joker, the archenemy of the superhero of Gotham. The brilliant performance of the ill-fated Heath Ledger, which won him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor , is one of the main reasons why you can’t miss this movie. If you have not seen it,
5- 12 men without mercy (8.9)
Despite being 60 years old, and the fact that many others have tried to take his position from him, the film ’12 merciless men ‘, by Sidney Lumet, remains in fifth position thanks to its average score: 8.9. This cast of actors, led by Henry Fonda, play a group of twelve members of a jury must try a teenager accused of having killed his father.
However, member number 8, played by Fonda, is convinced that the young man is innocent. For the same reason, his character, through his reasoning, tries to make his colleagues reconsider so that they change their minds and thus be able to save the young man from condemnation. If you haven’t seen it yet, y
6- Schindler’s list (8.9)
Like ’12 merciless men ‘, ‘ Schindler’s list ‘considered one of the classics of cinema also has an average score of 8.9 . The film directed by Steven Spielberg, with Liam Neeson in the role of Oskar Schindler, tells the story based on real events, of the German businessman who, thanks to his plan, managed to save the lives of 1,200 Jews during World War II .
After winning the friendship of the Nazis, Schindler gains ownership of a factory in Krakow. It is then when he decides to hire hundreds of Jewish workers in order to save them from the clutches of Nazism. If you want to relive this classic movie,
7- Pulp Fiction (8.9)
Quentin Tarantino is a living legend of cinema. At 54, the winner of two Oscars has directed films such as Kill Bill, Django Unchained, Reservoir Dogs or Inglourious Bastards, among others. However, one of the productions of the American director stands out above the rest: Pulp Fiction . Acclaimed by critics and viewers alike, this film ranks seventh with an average of 8.9.
Pulp Fiction revolves around two hit men, Jules and Vincent, who have to face one of the most important missions of their lives: recovering the mysterious briefcase of their boss: the gangster Marsellus Wallace. In parallel, Vincent will also have to take care of Mia Wallace, her boss’s wife, while she is out of town. From then on, the whole plot twists to create one of the best movies of the 90s .
8 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (8,9)
‘The return of the king’ , the final installment of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, also has an average grade of 8.9 . To this day, the film directed by Peter Jackson is, along with ‘Ben-Hur’ and ‘Titanic’, the only film to win 11 Oscars since these awards began in 1929.
The story based on the journey undertaken by nine companions with the aim of destroying the One Ring to end this way, once and for all, with Sauron, the Dark Lord, he took all the statuettes he chose. Meanwhile, ‘Ben-Hur’ and ‘Titanic’ had more nominations so, a priori, they were more likely to be victorious. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, or the previous two, here you can get hold of the original trilogy .
When it comes to talking about the western genre , ‘The Good, the Ugly and the Bad’ is the favorite movie for IMDb users . This film of Italian origin, starring Clint Eastwood , has an 8.8 overall mark. A note that allows it to rise to the ninth position of the classification, despite the fact that it was released 51 years ago, in 1966.
After ‘For a handful of dollars’ and ‘Death had a price’, Sergio Leone surprised the world with ‘The good, the ugly and the bad’. A film that would end the acclaimed ‘The Dollar Trilogy ‘ trilogy . This time, three bounty hunters will have to work as a team to find a treasure that they could not reach without the help of the three gunmen .
10- The Fight Club (8.8)
The film directed by David Fincher, considered one of the most iconic films in history, closes this list with an average score of 8.8, as does ‘The good, the ugly and the bad’.
In this film, a young man desperate to escape his boring life meets a soap salesman, Tyler Durden, who stands out for a very distinctive philosophy of life. After knowing his way of thinking, both decide to set up a Club of the clandestine fight that, with the passage of time, achieves a great repercussion. A Fight Club where the rules are very important.