Rotten Tomatoes has become the main source for movie reviews. Instead of one critic, you’ve got a large selection of critics from both mainstream and independent media giving reviews and coming together to score a movie “Certified Fresh” or straight up “Rotten”. It’s extremely rare for all the critics to agree, but when they do, you know the movie is worth checking out. With that in mind, we’ve curated a list of movies spanning every decade from the 1930’s to today. Here’s 25 movies rated 100% fresh on rotten tomatoes:
Bob Roberts (September, 1992)
A satire disguised as a documentary, Bob Roberts follows a wealthy, well-connected young man running for a senatorial seat in Pennsylvania. An unsettling amount of the insightful political commentary made by the film is very relevant following the 2016 election season, and in the meantime Tim Robbins portrays his typically funny and well thought-out take on a disturbingly possible demagogue.
Before Sunrise (January, 1995)
Out of the slew of “modern romance” movies that were released in the 90s, Before Sunrise has arguably aged the best. Over twenty years later the career-defining performances of Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are so strong that one could argue that this remains one of the most romantic movies of all time. Though it didn’t make the 100% list, the 2004 sequel; “Before Sunset” continues the exceptional chemistry of this pair and scored a solid 95%.
The Sweet Hereafter (June, 1997)
An extremely powerful movie based on the book of the same name, The Sweet Hereafter elaborates on the nature of love by plunging you into the raw, heartfelt emotions of loss and loneliness. When a small town loses its children to a horrible tragedy, the story that unfolds among those who must live with it will stay with you long after the movie is over.
Toy Story 2 (November, 1999)
One of the very few sequels in history that might just edge out it’s predecessor (Toy Story is also rated 100%,) Disney Pixar’s Toy Story II is a landmark achievement in graphics, voice acting, and excellent storytelling. The success of the Toy Story movies was a huge leap for gorgeous mainstream computer animation.
Taxi To The Dark Side (April, 2007)
Taxi To The Dark Side is a powerful and currently relevant documentary taking a deeper look into the suspicious death of an Afghani taxi driver who was a suspected terrorist. The film takes a disturbingly detailed look at the infamous systematic torture of terror suspects by US Forces in military prisons, and asks both the subjects of the film and the viewers themselves compellingly hard questions.