Best Movies Of All Time (Updated)


Our list is based on an historical data gathered from various sources including New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Empire Magazine, IMDb, Premiere Magazine,, The Online Film Critics Society, The Village Voice, National Society of Film Critics, American Film Institute, Bravo Magazine, Times UK, Movie Insider, Film4, Time Magazine and some independent film critics like Steven Jay Schneider and Leonard Maltin.

But after all, this is our original “best movies of all time” list after several hours of research and watching new movies. We update our list frequently and if you feel that a movie of your choice should be on our list, feel free to leave a comment so that our readers can also share their thoughts with you.

We included some interesting movies from all around the world which we believe you will enjoy watching. Support us, support the cinema!

About A Boy

A middle aged extravagant who is not getting any pleasure out of his life while spending his father’s legacy, accidentally meets a doormat boy who will change his entire life.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

Writers: Nick Hornby (novel), Peter Hedges (screenplay

Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette


It’s the Depression. After some minor success at average races, the young jockey who has the potential to be uncovered comes across his soul mate that will not only change his life, but also the destiny of a nation. Based on a true story, the movie is about the life of John “Red” M. Pollard and his lifetime partner Seabiscuit.

Director: Gary Ross

Writers: Laura Hillenbrand (book), Gary Ross (screenplay)

Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

In pursuit of a mythical sword, two skilled warriors and a fugitive has to confront the daughter of a zen master.

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: Du Lu Wang (book), Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay)

Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang


Eyes Wide Shut

They are the people behind the scenes as if they rule the world from their ivory towers. A young New York City doctor unpredictably witness the blasphemy of the dark lords and finds out his wife almost cheated on him.

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Frederic Raphael (screenplay)

Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field

Office Space

Do you have a case of the Mondays too? You will have to re-think about your life, and be careful, you may not want to go back to work after watching this brilliant comedy, if you still haven’t. A footnote, that this movie is banned in some countries.

Director: Mike Judge

Writers: Mike Judge (Milton animated shorts), Mike Judge (screenplay)

Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman

Meetings With Remarkable Men

The journey to find the hidden knowledge by one of the most famous mystics of the last century. Gurdjieff explores the world to find a master to teach him the sacred knowledge. Based on a true story, he spent most of his life traveling to several countries, until he meets some Sufi’s. You will also enjoy the soundtrack.

Director: Peter Brook

Writers: Peter Brook, G.I. Gurdjieff

Stars: Dragan Maksimovic, Terence Stamp, Mikica Dimitrijevic


The ex-pilot has to make an interstellar journey to save the world from the unopposed end, only to find out that the past and the future stands by now.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Amores Perros

A car accident unveils three different stories that involves harsh realities all in the name of love.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga (as Guillermo Arriaga Jordán)

Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo


Can envy cause you to end up in a horrible asylum? That’s what happened to Saliere, the peer and rival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Director: Milos Forman

Writers: Peter Shaffer (original stage play), Peter Shaffer (original screenplay)

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

The Sunset Limited

An atheist professor was saved from suicide by a blue-collar, who will then make him question his belief and self-destruction. It is based on the masterpiece play written by Cormac McCarthy. Both Jackson and Lee Jones perform an unforgettable acting performance.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Writers: Cormac McCarthy (play)

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones

Ladri Di Biciclette

A man and his son search for his stolen bicycle vital for his job.

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Writers: Cesare Zavattini (story), Luigi Bartolini (novel)

Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell


A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled and unstable boy’s disturbing obsession with horses.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Writers: Peter Shaffer (play), Peter Shaffer (screenplay)

Stars: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely


A father whose disabled son was murdered for his book of hidden knowledge explores the cities to tell his story to other children.

Director: Cagan Irmak

Writer: Cagan Irmak

Stars: Cetin Tekindor, Yetkin Dikinciler, Humeyra


A paranoid genius good with numbers and equations has just made a discovery that could mean millions on Wall Street and some agents want it at all costs.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Writers: Darren Aronofsky

Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman


The Imitation Game

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to decipher the German Enigma code with the help of a special team gathered for this purpose.

Director: Morten Tyldum

Writers: Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges (book)

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

Seven Samurai

A poverty-stricken samurai offers to train and protect a village plagued by bandits in exchange for food. The community prepares to meet the forty bandits in a showdown.

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto

Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima


Romance and tragedy are brought together on this voyage through the North Atlantic waters in a top class liner of the time, the Titanic, that killed most of its 1, 500 passengers.

Director: James Cameron

Writer: James Cameron

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane


The Sound Of Music

A touching musical based on the lives of a real family of singers, “The Von Trapp Family”, that was famous for the finest concerts during the World War II era.

Director: Robert Wise

Writers: George Hurdalek, Howard Lindsay

Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker


A soon to retire detective finds himself spiraling into the noxious world of a serial killer who believes he is punishing his victims as representatives of the “7 deadly sins.”

Director: David Fincher

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey

Requiem For A Dream

The movie evokes our inner most desires to love and be loved. Two parallel stories are used to show the thin line between finding love, happiness and losing it all.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Writers: Hubert Selby Jr. (book), Hubert Selby Jr. (screenplay)

Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Our favorite archeologist teams up with an old flame to find the biblical “Ark of the Covenant” which the U.S. government thinks may still contain the Ten Commandments, but Hitler wants it too.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: George Lucas (story), Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay)

Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman



An examination of the human nature and meaning of truth told through flashbacks. Four people recount the murder and rape of a couple.

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa (stories), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay)

Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori


A young thief is notorious for entering people’s dreams and stealing secrets. His final chance to redeem himself will drive him to dangerous extremes.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The hilarious Jack Sparrow and a young man in love with the kidnaped daughter of a governor team up to stop the pirate ghost ship.

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio

Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Singin’ In The Rain

A musical featuring a glamorous couple from the 20’s believed to have been in a relationship both on screen and in real life but things are not what they seem.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Writers: Adolph Green (story), Betty Comden (story)

Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds

The Prestige

Two illusionists are in a long feud after an accident during an act separated them. Each seeks to destroy the other in the ultimate clash of two masters.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson

The Matrix

A young hacker looking for an answer is led into the underworld to meet the only person he believes can solve his life’s dilemma, “What is the Matrix?”

Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

The Great Escape

A group of soldiers fighting for the alliance during the 2nd World War are determined to outwit their incarcerators and escape from a German POW (Prisoner of War) camp and rescue fugitives.

Director: John Sturges

Writers: Paul Brickhill (book), James Clavell (screenplay)

Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough

Once Upon A Time In America

 A flashback journey into the life of a young Jewish boy, Noodles, who grows up tough and eventually becomes a Mafia boss.

Director: Sergio Leone

Writers: Harry Grey (novel), Leonardo Benvenuti (screenplay)

Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The epic final battle between God and evil is about to begin. The hobbits have got to Mordor where they must destroy “Precious”, the ring.

Director: Peter Jackson

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay)

Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom



The Grapes Of Wrath

A family led by a son who’s just home on parole decide to move West to California hoping for a better life after their draught-stricken land is taken by the bank.

Director: John Ford

Writers: Nunnally Johnson (screenplay), John Steinbeck (novel)

Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine

Babam ve Oglum

It is the political depression of 70’s in Turkey. Sadik is one of the rebellious and politically active left-wing journalists in the 70’s. On September 12, 1980, when the military coup takes over the government of the country, they cannot find access to any hospital and his wife dies while giving birth to their only child, Deniz. After years of torture, trials, and jail time, Sadik returns to his hometown with his 8 years old son, Deniz, knowing that it will be hard to correct things with his father.

Director: Cagan Irmak

Writer: Cagan Irmak

Stars: Fikret Kuskan, Cetin Tekindor, Humeyra

The Godfather

The last son born to an Italian-American Mafia crime family strives to lead an ordinary married life, but he is quickly drawn into a world of betrayal and violence.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola

Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan


One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

A prisoner is transferred to a mental institution under the assumption that things will be easier until he meets with the harsh and abusive head nurse.

Director: Milos Forman

Writers: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman

Good Will Hunting

A professor accidentally discovers a misguided young genius working as a janitor at MIT when he solves a complex math problem and decides to help him rediscover his potential.

Director: Gus Van Sant

Writers: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck


A 12-year-old girl teams up with a reluctant mob hitman to find a crooked DEA, who murders her parents and get revenge.

Director: Luc Besson

Writer: Luc Besson

Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman 


The Great Dictator

After spending years recovering from war wounds, a Jewish barber walks out to an oppressed country and joins a girl with her neighbors in rebellion to the fascist tyrant.

Director: Charles Chaplin

Writer: Charles Chaplin

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie


A murder convict seeks the help of a frail looking notorious forgery in an attempt to escape from a French brutal work prison.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman


12 Angry Men

A boy’s fate hangs in the balance when conflict driven by personal issues rises amongst a group of 12 jurors and threatens to derail the verdict.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Writer: Reginald Rose (story)

Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

Toy Story

A kind hearted cowboy doll thinks he is his master’s favorite toy until Buzz Lightyear, a spaceman doll, shows up, and the heated competition begins.

Director: John Lasseter

Writers: John Lasseter, Pete Docter

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Star Wars

A Jedi Knight sets out on a quest with the help of 2 droids and a rebel captain of a spaceship to save a beautiful princess and the galaxy.

Director: George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Black Swan

Two ballerinas in a twisted friendship compete for the lead role in an upcoming production. The rivalry brings out the dark side in one of them.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Writers: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz

Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel


A struggling artist is competing with the renowned Picasso fathers a baby with a noblewoman out of wedlock, and he must now find means to feed his family.

Director: Mick Davis

Writer: Mick Davis

Stars: Andy Garcia, Elsa Zylberstein, Omid Djalili

Fanny and Alexander

A widow with two children is remarried to a controlling bishop, but the strenuous relationship threatens to destroy the once happy family.

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Writer: Ingmar Bergman

Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson


A blind man and his granddaughter wander the desert together in search of the great reunion of mystics that takes place just once every thirty years.

Director: Nacer Khemir

Writers: Nacer Khemir, Tonino Guerra

Stars: Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Golshifteh Farahani


An illegal guide leads a scientist and a writer in search of a mysterious wish-granting “Room” deep in the Zone.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Writers: Arkadiy Strugatskiy (novel), Boris Strugatskiy (novel)

Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn


The Green Mile

A prison warden who has escorted many convicts down the “green mile” doesn’t believe a massive naive prisoner with a strange power and phobia is guilty.

Writers: Stephen King (novel), Frank Darabont (screenplay)

Director: Frank Darabont

Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse

Saving Private Ryan

Capt. John Miller leads his men back into dangerous enemy territory in search of Private James Ryan. It’s a war story on heroism.

Writer: Robert Rodat

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

The Shawshank Redemption

An accountant being accused of his wife’s murder, forms friendship with a man over the years in the prison who helps him find redemption.

Director: Frank Darabont

Writers: Stephen King (short story), Frank Darabont (screenplay)

Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

Dead Poets Society

English teacher John Keating who once was a student of the same college, tries to inspire his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the moment.

Director: Peter Weir

Writer: Tom Schulman

Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke

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