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The HubPages List of the Best Movies Of All Time

  1. innersmiff profile image87
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    Let's see how this goes.

    Post your top ten movies of all time, with 1 being the best. I will collect all of the lists and give scores to each movie, 10 points to number 1, 9 points to number 2, etc. The movie with the most points gets to the top of the overall list. This will be an ongoing thread, listing the top 20 films that HubPages enjoys the most (will probably get bigger as more people post their favourites).

    Let's try and get every user to post their top 10 so we can refine the list!

    1. Shinkicker profile image92
      Shinkickerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      1. Platoon
      2. Blade Runner
      3. Some Like it Hot
      4. Betty Blue
      5. Apocalypse Now
      6. Citizen Kane
      7. A Night at the Opera
      8. Annie Hall
      9. I Soliti Ignoti
      10. Network

  2. innersmiff profile image87
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    1. Vertigo
    2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    3. Back To The Future
    4. Once Upon A Time In The West
    5. Once Upon A Time In America
    6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    7. Taxi Driver
    8. Chinatown
    9. Jaws
    10. The Empire Strikes Back

  3. priley84 profile image88
    priley84posted 4 years ago

    1. Field of Dreams (I have a history with this film. There are other better made films, but this one is my favorite)
    2. The Godfather
    3. M (1931)
    4. The Wizard of Oz
    5. Rear Window
    6. The Exorcist
    7. The Bicycle Thief
    8. Citizen Kane
    9. The 400 Blows
    10. A Tale of Two Sisters

  4. MadWhiteWaitress profile image61
    MadWhiteWaitressposted 4 years ago

    1. 180movie.com
    2. The Grace Card
    3. Courageous
    4. Fireproof
    5. Facing the Giants
    6. Twilight Series
    7. Walk To Remember
    8. It's a wonderful life
    9. Up
    10. Finding Nemo

    1. baronhertzog profile image82
      baronhertzogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I like how you put 180Movie as your #1 choice smile

  5. innersmiff profile image87
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the additions!

  6. Theocharis V profile image83
    Theocharis Vposted 4 years ago

    1. Godfather I
    2. Godfather II
    3. Serpico
    4. Carlito's Way
    5. What's eating Gilbert Grape
    6. Avatar
    7. Scarface
    8. The Insider
    9. Midnight Express
    10. Goodfellas

  7. Rusticliving profile image91
    Rusticlivingposted 4 years ago

    1. American in Paris
    2. Rear Window
    3. Wizard of Oz
    4. It's a Wonderful Life
    5. Camelot
    6. Bridges of Madison County
    7. Les Miserable
    9. Dances With Wolves
    10.My Cousin Vinny

  8. grandmapearl profile image98
    grandmapearlposted 4 years ago

    1. Rear Window
    2. Vertigo
    3. Wizard of Oz
    4. How the West Was Won
    5. Inherit the Wind
    6. The Man Who Knew Too Much
    7. Back to the Future
    8. Picnic
    9. Up
    10.It's a Wonderful Life

  9. SimeyC profile image87
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    I'm actually working on re-publishing my top ten movies of all time hub so I'm not going to give you my full list! However one that definitely needs to be added is Blade Runner.

    1. innersmiff profile image87
      innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I assume you want it to be awarded 10 points?

      It is a fine film

  10. innersmiff profile image87
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    Post your lists!

  11. wtfkassie profile image60
    wtfkassieposted 4 years ago

    In no particular order:
    Mean Girls
    Les Choristes
    Dead poet society.
    Back to the future
    The little Mermaid
    The notebook
    Lion king

  12. CarltheCritic1291 profile image86
    CarltheCritic1291posted 4 years ago

    Oh wow! My favorite movies, this is a kind of complicated topic for me because I have SO many. I often change my list occasionally depending on what mood I'm in, but as of right now here is my list (in descending order).

    10.) "War Horse"
    9.) "V for Vendetta"
    8.) "Star Wars"
    7.) "Blues Brothers"
    6.) "Big Fish"
    5.) "Bull Durham"
    4.) "Blue Velvet"
    3.) "I Saw the Devil"
    2.) "Tale of Two Sisters"
    1.) "Edward Scissorhands"

    My list often changes from time to time but for now this is my current top ten list.

  13. Casey Teller profile image78
    Casey Tellerposted 4 years ago

    1 - 10 (1 being favorite).

    1. The Killer (1989)
    2. Casino
    3. True Romance
    4. Goodfellas
    5. Terminator II: Judgement Day
    6. Scarface
    7. A Bronx Tale
    8. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    9. The Godfather
    10. The Count of Monte Cristo

  14. DIYmyOmy profile image91
    DIYmyOmyposted 4 years ago

    A difficult assignment and a very diverse list, but as of tonight, here you go:

    10. The Triplet’s of Belleville
    9. Vertigo
    8. Memento
    7. Out of the Past
    6. The Third Man
    5. The Artist
    4. Midnight in Paris
    3. Hustle & Flow
    2. The Thin Man
    1. American Beauty

  15. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 4 years ago

    Wow, this is a bit hard for me, as there's so many movies to name, and most of it often varies on the type of mood that i'm in.  Plus, I have my own set of favorite movies for each genre of films that I can't help but feel I would leave some out. sad 

    However, i'll definitely have to think about this.  I do know that for sure my top 3 would be

    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Godfather
    3. Godfather II

    But, i'm not sure about the rest of the list, as i'll have to get back to you on that one.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Damn this question is so hard, as I don't judge every genre of films the same way, and there's a possibility that i'll leave one more deserving to in my top ten out by accident.  lol

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well after thinking about this some, I'm still not sure what films would make my all time movie list, as there's literally too many to choose from.  However, if I must, then I'll just list my favorite ten of all time, as naming the overall best is going to require a lot of thought, and a lot of research.

      1. pulp fiction
      2. godfather
      3. godfather II
      4. Rocky
      5. Original Star Wars trilogy
      6. Lord of the Rings trilogy
      7. Forrest Gump
      8. Shawshank Redemption
      9. Ghost in the Shell
      10. Ran

  16. Cogerson profile image87
    Cogersonposted 4 years ago

    In no order:
    Raiders of the Lost Ark.
    North by Northwest.
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Black Hawk Down
    Pulp Fiction
    The Sixth Sense
    Blade Runner
    A Bridge Too Far
    The Dark Knight

  17. Drew Joseph profile image60
    Drew Josephposted 4 years ago

    1) Inception
    2) The Dark Knight
    3) Drive
    4) American Beauty
    5) Forrest Gump
    6) Braveheart
    7) No Country for old men
    8) Midnight in Paris
    9) The American
    10) Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind

  18. DarylnCochrane profile image80
    DarylnCochraneposted 4 years ago

    1)  Jerry Maguire
    2)  Face-Off
    3)  Forrest Gump
    4)  All That Jazz
    5)  Lady Sings The Blues
    6)  Vanilla Sky
    7)  Purple Rain
    8)  Inception
    9)  Catch Me If You Can
    10) Matrix

    But, my goodness, I really have so many favorites - it's hard to name just 10!

  19. innersmiff profile image87
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    The Top 10 so far:
    1    The Godfather
    2    Vertigo
    3    Rear Window
    4    The Wizard of Oz
    5    Back To The Future
    6    The Godfather Part II
    7    Pulp Fiction
    8    Blade Runner
    9    The Dark Knight
    10    Forrest Gump

    What do you think?

    Keep adding your top tens if you disagree!

    1. Nickalooch profile image83
      Nickaloochposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      this is without one of the toughest things i've done. I hate the question of "What is your favorite movie?" and now i hate "What's your top ten?" Lol

  20. barryrutherford profile image37
    barryrutherfordposted 4 years ago

    Rear Window
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    The Third Man
    Forrest Gump
    Midnight Express
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Birdman of Alcatraz
    Clockwork Orange

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    Akash838posted 4 years ago

    yes that right

  22. FreddyCaple profile image61
    FreddyCapleposted 4 years ago

    The Godfather 1 & 2
    Field Of Dreams
    It's A Wonderful Life
    The Big Lebowski
    Vanilla Sky
    Pulp Fiction
    The Shining
    The Empire Strikes Back

    Maybe not he best movies ever made to film critics, but I love 'em.

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    JBunceposted 4 years ago

    I have a feeling a few of these aren't going to get very far on the continuing list, but they're the ones I love, so here they are.

    Presented in a count-down format, just like Casey Kasem and American top 40.

    10. The Grapes Of Wrath (1939)
    9. Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
    8. Young Frankenstein (1974)
    7. A Night At The Opera (1935)
    6. Ikiru (Japan, 1952)
    5. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
    4. Duck Soup (1933)
    3. Chunking Express (Hong Kong, 1994)
    2. Cinema Paradiso (Italy, 1989)
    1. Casablanca (1942)

  24. Nickalooch profile image83
    Nickaloochposted 4 years ago

    1. Inception
    2. The Exorcist
    3. Fight Club
    4. The Dark Knight
    5. The Shining
    6. Gladiator
    7. Seven
    8. Aliens
    9. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
    10. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

  25. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 4 years ago

    Here's mine, pretty much in order:

    Sleepy Hollow
    The Shining
    The Prestige
    Thelma and Louise
    Dirty Dancing
    The Last Waltz
    Jurassic Park

  26. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    Here's mine in no particular order.

    1. The godfather parts 1 and two.
    2. The shining.
    3. The killing fields.
    4. Full Metal Jacket.
    5. If tomorrow comes (although I think that was serialised in the UK.)
    6. Marney.
    7. This is England.
    8. Kez.
    9. Sweet sixteen.
    10. Practical magic. (I know! it just makes me think of my kids. I'm a bit soppy)

  27. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 4 years ago

    Empire of The Sun
    Requiem for A Dream (although I cant rewatch)
    The Crow
    Monty Python Holy Grail
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Usual Suspects
    Shawshank Redemption
    Fight Club

    No order

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, how could I forget Goodfellas, the Usual suspects and Shawshank redemption. It's impossible just to list 10.

  28. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    I can't put them in order.. but right now these are what come to mind as my top 10.

    Shawshank Redemption - it probably is my #1
    The Lion King
    Dead Poet's Society
    Les Miserables
    Lord of the Rings; Return of the King
    The Empire Strikes Back
    The Pianist

    and just for fun - Spirited Away

  29. catfish33 profile image81
    catfish33posted 4 years ago

    1.  Yellow Submarine
    2.  Clerks
    3.  Reservoir Dogs
    4.  Horse Feathers
    5.  Clerks 2
    6.  Field of Dreams
    7.  Young Frankenstein
    8.  Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
    9.  Boondock Saints
    10.  Sherlock Jr.  (Buster Keaton rules!)

  30. Sidewinder6661 profile image85
    Sidewinder6661posted 4 years ago

    Stand By Me
    Pulp Fiction
    American Psycho
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Pearl Harbor
    Hard Candy
    Boys Don't Cry
    Jacob's Ladder

    1. DarylnCochrane profile image80
      DarylnCochraneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's funny how people have totally different tastes - Fear and Loathing is the first movie I ever walked out on!

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    The Writers Dogposted 4 years ago

    A Top 10? It is hard to rate my favourites, but here goes:

    1. To Kill a Mockingbird
    2. Stand By Me
    3. Fantasia
    4. The Muppet Movie (The original)
    5. Lord of the Flies (Original)
    6. Murder By Death
    7. Ratatouille
    8. Amelie
    9. What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
    10. Howl's Moving Castle

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    independentmindedposted 4 years ago

    My list of the best movies is as follows:

    West Side Story  (The tops for me...hands down!)

    Other best films, in no particular order:

    The Graduate
    Dog Day Afternoon
    King of the Gypsies
    Wizard of Oz
    Sound of Music
    Bonnie & Clyde
    Midnight Cowboy

    Extra Additions ( in no particular order):

    Lawrence of Arabia
    Dr. Zhivago
    Easy Rider
    Gimme Shelter
    Endless Summer
    Georgie Girl
    2001:  A Space Odyssey

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    Larry Wallposted 4 years ago

    Top 10 Movies
    Folks, I am going back a few years, so I may not make the final cut, but these are great movies

    1. Casablanca
    2. Singing in The Rain
    3. Yankee Doodle Dandy (James Cagney was originally a song and dance man)
    4. The Jolsen Story
    5. The Artist (see I have seen a recent movie)
    6. Amazing Grace (this is not a "religious" movie, but a great movie)
    7. The Day The Earth Stood Still
    8. 12 Angry Men (Henry Fonda and others who went on to be big stars)
    9. A Star Is Born--Jury Garland version--fantastic entertainer
    10.Funny Girl -- I like musicals

  34. bewmson profile image61
    bewmsonposted 4 years ago

    My top 10 movies:

    1. Imitation of Life
    2. A League of Their Own...I wanted to be one of those women.
    3. Fried Green Tomatoes
    4. Forrest Gump
    5. Gone With the Wind
    6. Green Mile
    7. Silence of the Lambs
    8. The Graduate
    9. Titanic
    10. To Kill a Mockingbird

    1. bewmson profile image61
      bewmsonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How could I have forgotten Sling Blade?

  35. innersmiff profile image87
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    Okay we have a top 30!

    1    The Godfather
    2    Casablanca
    3    Rear Window
    4    Inception
    5    Forrest Gump
    6    Vertigo
    7    The Shawshank Redemption
    8    The Godfather Part II
    9    Pulp Fiction
    10    The Wizard of Oz
    11    Blade Runner
    12    The Shining
    13    Field of Dreams
    14    The Dark Knight
    15    Back To The Future
    16    Stand By Me
    17    To Kill A Mockingbird
    18    It’s A Wonderful Life
    19    Dead Poet’s Society
    20    Star Wars
    21    The Exorcist
    22    Goodfellas
    23    Fight Club
    24    The Third Man
    25    2001: A Space Odyssey
    26    Full Metal Jacket
    27    Gladiator
    28    The Lion King
    29    Serpico
    30    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Disagree? Post your list! And by the time we have had 50 lists compiled, a Hub will be made to celebrate the top movies. As part of this, I would like you to tell us a little about why you like the movies you have listed so much.

    1. jennzie profile image85
      jennzieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have trouble making up my mind on which movies are the 'best' (particularly 10 movies), but I definitely agree with number 10, 18, and 28 on your list.

      I was also surprised that only one person mentioned Titanic, which is an excellent movie as well.

  36. innersmiff profile image87
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago


    1. innersmiff profile image87
      innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And again, we need a few more lists and comments.

  37. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 4 years ago

    what about What About Bob?

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    Larry Wallposted 4 years ago

    I just realized that I posted my top 10 earlier and it differs from this list. Just shows that your current frame of mind may influence how you rate things. I am surprised the forum let me enter a second list. Pick one you like and ignore the other.

    1. Casablanca
    2. The Jolson Story
    3. Rear Window
    4. The Birds
    5. Cabaret
    6. A Star Is Born (Judy Garlnd Version)
    7. Titanic (most recent version)
    8. 12 Angry Men--It is an oldie, but the cast is outstanding
    9. To Kill A MockingBird.
    10. Shawshank Redemption

    All of these movies are unique. Casablanca is the ultimate love story. Jolson was a great entertainer. Rear Window, real suspense. The Birds--horror flick without the gore. Cabaret--fantastic singing and dancing by Liza Minnelli. A Star Is Born, a great movie by a great entertainer who led a troubled life. Titanic--good story with good special effects. 12 Angry Men--About how one holdout in the jury room help to reveal the real truth. To Kill A Mockingbird is a great movie based on what has to be the best novel of the 20th century. Shawshand Redemption--ending catches you off guard. Help to make Morgan Freeman a real star.

  39. MelChi profile image87
    MelChiposted 4 years ago

    1. Con Air
    2. Face Off
    3. The Notebook
    4. Training Day
    5. A Time to Kill
    6. Hachi: A Dog's Tale
    7. The Blind Side
    8. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    9. Double Jeopardy
    10. Death Becomes Her

  40. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 4 years ago

    1.  Mister Roberts
    2.  An Affair to Remember (Cary Grant & Debra Kerr version)
    3.  The Desk Set
    4.  The African Queen
    5.  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Hepburn & Tracey version)
    6.  Some Like It Hot
    7.  To Sir With Love
    8.  The Ten Commandments
    9.  The Philadelphia Story
    10.  Any John Wayne Movie

  41. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 4 years ago

    Oh, and very honorable mention

    Lost in Translation!!

  42. baronhertzog profile image82
    baronhertzogposted 4 years ago

    1. The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings)
    2. Gladiator
    3. Braveheart
    4. Inception
    5. Ocean's Eleven
    6. The Dirty Dozen
    7. Maverick
    8. Leatherheads
    9. What Women Want
    10. The Magnificent Seven

    Wow. That was not easy! This was about the best I could do.

  43. dustinweishaar profile image59
    dustinweishaarposted 4 years ago

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Departed
    3. Vanilla Sky
    4. The Matrix
    5. The Descendants
    6. The Social Network
    7. 50/50
    8. Casino
    9. American History X
    10. The Evil Dead Trilogy

    The contenders that innerchange with the top en from time to time(too hard to just list 10: Our Idiot Brother, Adventureland, Midnight In Paris, The Ides Of March, Requiem For A Dream, American Psycho, The Silence Of The Lambs, Se7en, Fight Club, The Prestige, Inception, Memento, The Shining, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, The Orphange, (500) Days Of Summer. The list goes on and on, so I guess I'll just have to stop here for now.

    Trying to narrow it down to ten is difficult. I've always known my top 3 but trying to fill in the rest of the list was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I'm sure I'll have "AH-Ha!" moments later but oh well.

  44. vmartinezwilson profile image84
    vmartinezwilsonposted 4 years ago

    I will chime in in no particular order, cause I love them so much!

    M : Fritz Lang's first talking film that still holds up today.  Peter Lorre gives a frightening performance.  It has a stellar script and utilizes sound in ways that are not only groundbreaking, but are used in ways that directors still don't have an knack for. 

    Rashomon: Kurosawa's horror story about one event and four different character perspectives of it. He took the horror story outside and allowed the plot to push it into drama.

    A Clockwork Orange: Kubrick's legendary film that all other gang film use as a template to this day.  It pushed so many boundaries in visuals, taste, moral boundaries and  narrative flow.

    Metropolis: This ground breaking sci-fi film from Lang allowed sci-fi films to be taken seriously, becoming a blockbuster hit because of it's use of miniatures and film manipulation.

    The Silence of the Lambs: One of the most stunning horror films at all time.  My screenplay prof hated horror and refused to admit this was one, because she loved it so.  Sorry, it is a horror and it makes people lie to themselves.

    Seven Samurai: Kurosawa's classic is so good even Clint Eastwood ripped it off.  In fact, there aren't many westerns that came after it that didn't take from this movie.  It is that good.

    13 Assassins: This Takashi Miike masterpiece is not only visually beautiful and disturbing, the acting is perfection and there is harmony between the action, dialogue and drama.  It is a remake of a 1963 film called Jûsan-nin no shikaku, but Miike-ized in such a gritty way. 

    The Little Mermaid: The movie, the soundtrack, the merchandising juggernaut?  Yep, it has it all.

    Singing in the Rain: it was a send up of all of the early musicals and that crazy transition from silent movies to talkies.  It is a classic movie that stands the test of time.

    The Avengers: I do tend to keep towards older films, but man if this movie wasn't well written, action packed, funny, suspenseful and well acted.  It was worth the time and money spent on a 3-D movie.

  45. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    1. Forest Gump
    2. Pulp Fiction
    3. Shawshank Redemption
    4. Indiana Jones
    5. Gladiator
    6. Seabiscuit
    7. Inglorious Basterds
    8. Chicago
    9. Dirty Dancing
    10. ET

    1. William F. Torpey profile image84
      William F. Torpeyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Gunga Din (1939)

      Hamlet (1948)

      Sahara (1943)

      Beau Geste (1939)

      The Four Feathers (1939)

      Casablanca (1942)

      Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

      Lost Horizon (1937)

      Double Indemnity (1944)

      And Then There Were None (1945)