Some of the best movies can be watched again and over again without getting tired. So we selected a few good old movies from over a thousand. We tried to cover every genre covered. Also, we had to give a pass to movie franchises that the world is aware of say, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.
Hollywood’s Best Movies
So here is our list of Best Movies of All Time:
GONE WITH THE WIND
Margaret Mitchell’s epic romance of Scarlett O’ Hara pursuing after her love interest and her torrid marriage with Rhett Butler is considered to be a classic amongst all the love stories.
Director: Victor Fleming.
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable.
Bonus: Fleming’s musical The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland as Dorothy.
THE GODFATHER Series
The Godfather by Mario Puzo is one the finest plots in history. The crime drama movie follows the rise of Vito Corleone who deals in narcotic business with Virgil Sollozzo.
Director: Francis Ford Coppola.
Cast:- Marlon Brando, Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall.
Set in Poland while the Second World War, Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally tells the life story of Oskar Schindler who saves the lives of many Polish-Jewish refugees from Holocaust.
Director: Steven Spielberg.
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley.
Titanic needs no introduction. The highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic is a timeless classic. A beautiful love story set in the ship accompanied with Dion’s “My heart will go on.” Oh and the Titanic pose!
Director: James Cameron.
Cast: Kate Winslet, Leonardo Di Caprio.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
The charming story of a socialite Holy Golightly who is interested in her next-door neighbor who has recently moved in. Hepburn’s iconic sunglass and her LBD (little black dress) remain the most loved fashion trends till date. Adapted from Truman Capote’s novel.
Director: Blake Edwards.
Cast: Audrey Hepburn.
The 1960 tragi-comedy film is about a lonely man who wants to climb the social ladder by renting his apartment to executives of his company for their sexual liaisons and affairs.
Director: Billy Wilder.
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon
One of the best psychological thrillers that introduces Norman Bates. It includes the famous shower scene and stars one of the first scream queens.You also get the back story of the killer if you are catching up with Bates Motel.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock.
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Janet Leigh.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
A timeless much loved musical! One of the best movies.The movie depicts the story of Hollywood as it transits from silent films to talkies.
Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen.
Cast: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds.
Bonus: The Julie Andrews starrer The Sound of Music.
12 ANGRY MEN
Meting out justice can be tough. What happens when one of the jurors of the jury consisting of 12 men questions the law?
Director: Sidney Lumet.
Cast: Henry Fonda, E.G Marshall, Lee J Cobb.
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
This is the story of two imprisoned men who form a bond as they find redemption.
Director: Frank Darabont
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins
Bonus: Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon star in Tim Robbin’s Dead Man Walking.
THE HURT LOCKER
A war drama film, The Hurt Locker is about a US Explosive Ordinance Disposal team in Iraq who are targeted by insurgents.One of the critically acclaimed and best movies.
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie. Ralph Fiennes, David Morse.
An epic war drama film set in the 13th century about William Wallace is a Scottish warrior who led a The First War of Scottish Independence against King of England Edward 1.
Director: Mel Gibson.
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau.
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
The biography of Nobel laureates John Nash, a gifted mathematician who develops schizophrenia. This genius is one of the best movies.
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly.
This movie is 1 of the best movies, in horror category, after The Exorcist. A family man descends into madness as the hotel they reside in (Overlook Hotel) brims with an evil presence.
Director: Stanley Kubrick.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall.
Bonus: Milos Forman’s comedy drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest which also stars Jack Nicholson.
THE SIXTH SENSE
It is the ending that blows your mind away. A masterpiece film about a boy who can communicate with spirits. A horror-thriller movie with a twist in the end.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan.
Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Bruce Willis, own Toni Collette.
This movie is a psychological thriller regarding a mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran who works as a taxi driver.
Director: Martin Scorsese.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster
Based on Jewish-Polish Wladyslaw Szpilman’s autobiography, it is the story of the musician’s struggle to survive destruction caused around him.
Director: Roman Polanski.
Cast: Adrian Brody.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
The time travel adventure comedy film is about Marty who is sent back in time through Dr. Emmet’s time machine, where he encounters future parents.
Director: Robert Zemeckis.
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
Bonus: Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks.
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
The famous serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lector is probably a household name now. Adapted from Thomas Harris’ novel, the film follows an FBI trainee Clarice Starling who seeks the Doctor’s advice to catch another serial killer named Buffalo Bill.
Director: Jonathan Demme.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Ted Levine.
Bonus: Jonathan Demme also directed Philadelphia which stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.
When Chuck Palahniuk’s novel teenager the same name was made into a movie, it became an instant hit. An unnamed protagonist forms a fight club where members join to vent out their frustration.
Director: – David Fincher.
Cast: – Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is about a lawyer who defends a black man from execution against false rape charges. Based on Harper Lee’s bestseller.
Director: Robert Mulligan.
Cast: Gregory Pack, Mary Badham.
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
Hubert Selby’s novel is about four different kinds of drug addiction.The compilation of best movies cannot go without an Aronofsky film.
Director: Darren Aronofsky.
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans.
Bonus: Danny Boyle directed, Ewan McGregor starrer Trainspotting about heroin addicts.
KILL BILL 1 & 2
The stylish revenge action film centers around a woman called ‘The Bride’ also an assassin seeking vengeance on all who have wronged her. Very popular and of course of the best movies.
Director: Quentin Tarantino.
Cast: Uma Thurman, David Caradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox.
MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING
This movie is a rom-com where a woman pursues her lover who is engaged to be married just days before his wedding. I had to add this because it is one of the known best movies of all time.
Director: P.J Hogan
Cast: – Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett.
Bonus: Sharon Maguire’s Bridget Jones Diary starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth.
A satire on the American middle-class family about a man infatuated with his daughter’s best friend, his materialistic wife, their insecure teenaged daughter.
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Benning, Wes Bentley, Thora Birch, Mena Suvari.
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
This movie is the true story of a homeless salesman named Chris Gardner with his 5-year old son struggling to make both ends meet.
Director: Gabriele Muccino.
Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton.
INTO THE WILD
Into the Wild is an adaptation of Christopher McCandless’ book. He records his travel across North America including Alaska. The best movie in travel adventures genre.
Director: Sean Penn.
Cast: – Emile Hirsch, Jena Malone, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Stewart.
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
It is about an amateur woman who trains hard to be a professional boxer under a boxing trainer.
Director: Clint Eastwood.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman.
Bonus: Ron Howard’s Rush starring Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth.
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
One of the greatest Western films which are also seen as culturally significant. Robbers Butch Cassidy and his partner called Sundance Kid are on the run from the US superpose.
Director: George Roy Hill
Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford.
Disney’s science fiction animated film Wall-E is about a waste-collecting robot called Wall-E and Eve embarking on a space journey.
Director: Andrew Stanton
Cast: voice casts of Ben Burtt, Elisa Knight, Sigourney Weaver.
Bonus: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee’s Frozen with the voice cast of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel.
THE DARK KNIGHT
The second film in Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy is hailed to be 1 of the best movies in the superhero category.
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Micheal Caine, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal.