Choosing the best movies of all time is no easy feat. Thus, this is a compilation of a variety points of view. The movies on this list, are phenomenal films that have stood the test of time. Below are the first 5 movies. To see which movies made it to the top five positions come back in a few days!
Best Films of All Time
10) Tokyo Story (1953)
Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Main actors: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara
Tokyo Story, just like Citizen Kane, has often graced the list of best films of all time as it has influenced many great directors in the last half century for its purity of expression and its approachable and moving quality.
Directed by Yasujiro Ozu, Tokyo Story is one of the cinema’s most profound and moving studies of married love, aging and the relations between parents and children.
9) A Space Odyssey (1968)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Main actors: Douglas Rain, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
This 1968 Stanley Kubrick science-fiction classic is an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke novel. 2001: A Space Odyssey is a landmark of non-narrative poetic filmmaking in which the connections were made by images and not a dialog or a plot.
What makes this movie remarkable is its ability to take you on a spiritual journey where it teaches us to break out of the illusion that everyday mundane concerns are what preoccupy us— that surely men did not learn to think and dream only to deaden himself with provincialism and selfishness.
8) Citizen Kane (1941)
Director: Orson Welles
Main actors: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Ruth Warrick
The only movie that is a part of almost all greatest movies of all time lists is none other than Citizen Kane. Directed by a highly-acclaimed theatrical genius, Orson Welles, it was the first movie he directed and produced at the age of 25.
Citizen Kane focuses on a series of rough chronological flashbacks of a doomed press baron Charlie Kane’s life story from five different points of view. The story of Kane is a troubled one and that ultimately makes it the most intellectually stimulating and seductive film of all time.
7) 8 ½ (1963)
Director: Federico Fellini
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Main actors: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee
Released in 1963, 8 ½ is a movie about filmmaker Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) who was feeling the pressure of creating another masterpiece after his latest film became a blockbuster hit. Unfortunately, he was suffering from a massive creative block that led him to go to the mountain resort and recharge. He ended up rediscovering thoughts of his past and reconnecting with himself.
6) Taxi Driver (1976)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Genre: Drama/ Neo-noir
Main actors: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd
It’s a 1976 American vigilante film by Martin Scorsese started by Robert De Niro who played Travis Bickle, an insomniac ex-Marine who works the night shift driving his cab around New York City. It explores the psychological madness within an enigmatic, inarticulate, lonely anti-hero cab driver whose obsession has led him to believe that he was destined to save the world from vandals and criminals and started taking matters into his own hand by planning to assassinate a Presidential candidate and saving a young hooker from her pimp.
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