Do you know which are the best movies of all time? If you have seen our list on the 25 worst movies ever then you know how laughably bad cinema can be. However, on today’s list, we are going to take a look at the top-rated movies of all time. By referencing the rating page on IMBD (Internet Movie Database), where viewers vote on the top 250 movies of all time, we have ranked the 25 best movies ever made according to popular opinion.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The third film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Return of the King won a groundbreaking 11 Academy Awards tying Titanic and Ben-Hur for the title of most awards won. It’s also the first and only fantasy film to have ever won the award for Best Picture and managed to establish Lord of the Rings as the highest grossing motion picture trilogy of all time.
The Dark Knight
One of the best movies of the 2000s, Dark Knight was the eleventh highest-grossing film of all time and received critical acclaim for both its powerful acting and haunting storyline.
Based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List not only won seven Academy Awards but also went down as one of the greatest films of the century. In it, Spielberg chronicles the life of Oskar Schindler, a businessman living in World War II Germany who saved the lives of thousands of Jews by offering them employment.
12 Angry Men
Famous for being filmed almost entirely on one set,12 Angry Men follows a jury as it attempts to reach a unanimous decision. It wasn’t until the film came out on television long after its initially disappointing performance at the box office that it achieved its legendary status.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Starring Clint Eastwood, this Italian spaghetti western is the third film in the famous Dollars Trilogy and is well known for its cinematography and film score. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is often considered the most popular western of all time and the best movie in its genre.