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Top 10 Movies of All Time

Updated on January 5, 2013

Number 10

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

This film is the beginning of an epic trilogy, and although it is the one of the three that doesn't have any massive battles, it is still an amazing journey as we follow the journey of the young hobbit Frodo Baggins and his 3 friends, and eventually the 9 members of the fellowship as they travel from the safe lands of The Shire and Rivendell to gradually more dangerous places, and attempt to destroy the Ring.

Number 9


A hilarious Tom Hanks film. It is about a 10 year old boy who wishes he was bigger. One day he wakes up and he is!

The film is all about what it is like to be a child in an adult's body, for example he invites a girl back to his flat and suggests that they bounce on bunkbeds and play with his toys in his flat. Funny.

Number 8

The Inbetweeners Movie

A lot of you may not have seen or even heard of this, as it is a British film. It is based on the hugely successful Inbetweeners TV series about 4 teenage boys, and it is basically about what they get up to when they go on their first "lads holiday".

Hilarious throughtout, it is not an amazing plot but is funny enough that you forget this and just get caught up in the laughs.

Number 7

The Green Mile

A prison movie with a supernatural twist, this film follows the ongoings of a Death Row prison and in particular one man, John Coffey, a humungous man accused of child rape and murder, but who is actually gentle and caring.

Number 6

Shaun Of The Dead

This is a comedy spoof of the horror film Dawn Of The Dead, and is about Shaun, a young man who has just been dumped by his girlfriend, his fat friend Ed, and a zombie invasion.

Number 5

Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

The second installment of Peter Jackson's trilogy, this one really increases the excitement with an epic battle scene.

We follow three seperate stories, the hobbits Frodo and Sam, the hobbits Merry and Pippin who have been captured by orcs, and Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli,

Number 4


In post-apocalyptic 2029, machines seek to exterminate what is left of the human race.

One machine travels back in time to Los Angeles in the 80's: the Terminator, a Cyborg killing machine programmed to kill Sarah Connor.

A human is also sent back to protect her, Kyle Reese.

Number 3


The biggest selling film of all time.

A marine is drafted in to replace his brother on a mission to the planet Pandora.

Instead of helping the humans, he turns against them and joins the side of the blue Na'vi.

Stunning to watch in 3D.

Number 2

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallow Part 2

Many people consider the Harry Potter series to be a children's series, but it actually has themes such as death throughout the series, and none more so than in the final installment.

The book was actually one novel, but was split into two parts for the film adaption. The first part, Deathly Hallows Part 1, was long and at times boring, but that is because all the action is packed into this film.

From start to finish it is excitement, as we go from a bank break-in to search for horcruxes( the items needed to destroy the evil wizard Voldemort), to a huge fight between good and evil.

Number 1

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Yes I realise I've now put all 3 LOTR films into this list, but they're just so good! This one brings the series to a fitting end with one more epic battle between good and evil.

Its a long one at 3 hours, but every minute is exciting and action-packed.

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    • barry1001 profile image


      6 years ago from North Wales

      'Avatar' !!! Really!!!?? I thought it was one of the worst films I have ever seen, with a plot ripped off from old sci fi novels on which the copyright had expired!! But each to their own.

      Love the original Terminator (still by far the best of the franchise) and all the old Tom Hanks comedies are good, I especially love 'The Burbs.'

      My favourite film though, has to be Michael Mann's 'Manhunter'. Far superior to the terrible 'Red Dragon' remake (its so bad nobody should ever be allowed to watch it). Interesting hub. Voted up!

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      Bill Russo 

      6 years ago from Cape Cod

      I just heard that in ten years James Cameron is going to re-release Avatar in flat.

      Speaking of Titanic; which I was, indirectly, why isn't it on your list?

      I get it, because it is your list.

      All your movies are recent. Do you like any of the classics? Have you ever seen a Bogie or an Orson Welles?

      I am not disparaging your list, it's a very good contemporary one. I am just pointing out that you might find in movies, what I found about in music many years ago. I remember when Beatlemania and a hail of Stones were engulfing the U.S. as part of a British musical invasion.

      Kids marvelled at how inventive the Rolling Stones and the Beatles were. Yet if you spoke with those groups, they would wax poetic about the people who came before them, such as R&B great Chuck Berry.

      Then, if you were lucky enough to talk to Chuck Berry; he would tell you that he was influenced by the late blues great, "T-Bone" Walker. And Mr. Walker always said that he owed homage to the 1920s blues great, Blind Lemon Jefferson, who himself was in awe of Leadbelly.

      My early love of 1950s Rock n Roll lead me on a fascinating trip back to the roots of Jazz, Blues, and C&W.

      In the cinema, the same is true. You rated Shaun of the Dead at #6. I saw it and I liked it, and I agree that it can be traced back to Dawn of the Dead; but that film and indeed every one in the genre, can be traced back to

      Richard Matheson's 1954 novel, "I am Legend", which spawned the films, "The Last Man on Earth", "The Omega Man", and 2007's "I am Legend".

      The book was the inspiration for the entire zombie genre and led to the creation of "The Night of the Living Dead" by John Russo and George Romero.

      Sorry to ramble on. If you made it this far, you are a patient person, and I am voting your hub up!

    • jamiew12310 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      marty: well it's my all time-list rather than the all time list, so I wanted to make it a bit different rather than just copying out the imdb top 10.

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      6 years ago

      That's an all time list? I have never seen the LOTR movies so I can't comment but you have The Inbetweeners in there. I review and have seen quite a lot of movies one of which is the terrible Inbetweeners, I love the TV show but the movie was just one step to far for me. I blogged about it at the time and was lucky enough to get a reply from James Buckley himself on Twitter, he clearly didn't like my take on the movie as he called me a "Bus Wanker", good job I'm think skinned I guess.

      You can see what I said here;

    • sonykkid profile image


      6 years ago

      I like both Avatar and the last Harry Potter, I actually quite like the 1st part of Harry Potter number 7 too, even though people say it is boring

    • jamiew12310 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks for all your comments, and especially Marcy for sharing it! :)

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      Malds Menzon 

      6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Love LOTR. To the hubbers who havent seen it Yet, you NEED to lol. But Godfather would be in my top 10 as well. And then gladiator too. And i just saw girl with a dragoon tattoo and i think its pretty sweet as well

    • leros003 profile image


      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I have not seen the lord of the rings triology either. I'm definitely missing out from what I have heard!

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Well some movies up there are on my favorite list... but all time ..! That would have to be Godfather. 1972.

      Nice Hub!

    • epigramman profile image


      6 years ago your passion and love of movies - thanks to Marcy - she brought me to your attention via our Facebook group LET'S JUST TALK MUSIC OR CINEMA which I would love for you to join - that would be a honor and a thrill - and bring your friends too - lake erie time ontario canada 10:50pm

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      6 years ago from Planet Earth

      I'm in the same boat as Unique Relic - I've not seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I do like a few others you mentioned though, and I thought your list was well presented. Voted up and shared with some Hubbers on FB.

    • exthus profile image


      6 years ago

      Not a bad list, but for me, #1 has to be one of these: Man on Fire, Shawshank Redemption or Behind Enemy Lines.

      Enemy of the State and The Score would probably be up there too. Maybe i'll do a top 10 list as well.

      EDIT: What the inbetweeners movie is doing in there, I DONT KNOW! ;)

    • jamiew12310 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks a lot. Yeah a lot of people say that Avatar is all about the graphics and special effects but I think if you take all that away it's still a good film with a good plot.

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      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Good list. I have never seen any of the Lord of the Ring's films (feel like the only one really) and I didn't appreciate Avatar that much since it was mainly the special effects that were hyped up but, Shaun of the Dead is awesome British movie comedy. Great job that Simon Peg and Nick Frost did in that movie. Nice hub. Voted up


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