Top 10 Movies of All Times

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Hollywood is certainly the biggest producer of great films around the world. If an actor makes it to Hollywood, he should consider himself one of the chosen few. Many great actors have produced tons of great films but have you ever wondered which movies, out of thousands, are the best ones.

This article will list the top 10 greatest movies of all times. There are many reasons which make them the greatest reasons like great plot and actors. Here is the list of the top 10 movies of all times:

10. Birdman

This movie comes under the category of satirical black comedy because it revolves around an actor Riggin Thomson, played by Michael Keaton, who hates that his only source of fame is the birdman which he did years before.

In the movie, he figures that this is wrong and that he should be remembered for things more than just the Birdman, so he starts directing a Broadway film based on a Carver Raymond story to convince the world of his other ventures. But when something goes wrong early on in the movie, Riggin comes to know that he can only rely on the voice of the Birdman inside him.

The thing which makes this movie stand out is that it has a cast of huge actors like Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zack Galifianakis and Noami Watts. The other unique thing about this film is that it is directed by director Alejandro G. in one continuous take which makes it similar to a backstage drama. So if you are looking for something different for a change, this is the movie for you.

9. Notorious

This movie has been directed and produced by the great English director Alfred Hitchcock. Nobody knows the secret of the man; he made movies which never become old and never fail to amuse. He was simply known as The Master in the world of films. But what was he a master of? He had no philosophy. Hitchcock had a gift that you would never get bored after seeing his movies.

Notorious is a great Hitchcock movie with actors like Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. Ingrid love Grant, so she agrees to seduce rains. Rains takes her act as shameless and proves her as a notorious woman. When Ingrid is getting poisoned, he thinks that she is just drunk. The hero plays the rat, however, the villain becomes a kind of a loveable character and an object of sympathy towards the end. He really loves the woman.

8. Wild Tales

The story starts when passengers board the train when they have all received a list of free tickets. But later they realize that their benefactor is a man named George Pasternak, who has been wronged by each of them, and is now ready to take his revenge by crashing the plane.

This movie has a mesmerizing effect on the listeners and it is the work of the great writer-director Damian Szifron. The movie is episodic and there are different other stories like a wedding ceremony where the bride learns that his husband has affair with one of the guests. Produced by Pedro Almodovar, this movie promises to be a fearlessly hilarious movie.

7. Citizenfour

This film revolves around the Computer genius Edward Snowden who sent an email to a film maker Laura Poitras, which gives information about the National Security Agency’s Database on the U.S. citizens. Snowden meets with film maker Poitras in a Hong Kong hotel room where the great computer genius tells about his computer guts.

The fascinating thing about this movie is that it revolves around a nerdish star character who is a bit anxious too. He tells Poitras what’s in store and tell that he is willing to pay the price for making the NSA secrets public. It is a true thriller and spy movie and gives a new image to Edward Snowden.

6. Vertigo

Vertigo is a true masterpiece produced and directed by the great film maker Hitchcock. Some critics have the view that Vertigo is the greatest work of Hitchcock. Initially, the movie was so poorly received that Hitchcock decided to keep the movie unknown for several year and didn’t allow its distribution. However, its reputation has grown since then, mainly because it depicts the male desires in the San Francisco surroundings.

The movie has been brilliantly acted out by actors James Stewart and Kim Novak. The story revolves around an acrophobic Scottie Ferguson whose image is quite tragic and dark. The story shows the powerful effects about the traps of desire. So if you like a movie with twists and turns, this is the right one for you.

5. Goodbye to Language

Listing this movie in the top 10 list is a no brainer. The reason is that it was the first movie with 3D features in it which left other filmmakers with awe and admiration. This movie has been directed by Godard who went a step ahead when other directors stop modernizing. Through his film, Godard gives his own definition of life, love, politics and film history. He plays with nature with 3D features and plays overlapping images.

The main star of the movie is a dog Roxy who is a mournful observe and proves Darwin’s saying that, “A dog is the only creature in the whole world who loves you more than he loves himself.” This movie is definitely a unique one.

4. The Third Man

This movie is so sad, beautiful and romantic that it will become a part of your own memories once you watch it; you will feel as if it had happened to you. The cast of the movie includes actors like Joseph Cotton and Alida Valli. The movie shows the love between a writer Holly Martins and a woman, who loves the deceased Harry Lime. Harry treats him horribly. Apart from the story, the visuals of the movie are great. There is music, mystery, drama and love in the movie.

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel

The main plot of the film is around hotel waiter named Monsieur Gustave H. (played by Ralph Fiennes) who does his job brilliantly during the upheavals of the 1930s. He attends to the sexual whims of old ladies in the hotel and says, “I go to the bed with all my friends.”

This movie shows armor, romance and mortality and is perhaps the most seductive European film made by a boy from Houston. You should watch this movie as it tells a heroic tale.

2. The Godfather

This movie is based on the novel written by Mario Puzo and it is indeed one of the greatest movies, if not the greatest movie of all times. It is a story of redemption and the rise of a mafia leader and the trouble he faces.

The stars of the movies are the all times great Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. It surrounds around a New York crime family as they expand their interests. So if you are a fan of crime drama, you should watch this movie.

1. Inception

Well, now we come to the number 1 movie of all times. Drum Rolls Please: It’s Inception. Crazy would be an understatement to describe this movie. This 2010 blockbuster movie was praised mainly because of its wonderful technical features.

The cast of the movie included some famous actors like Ellen Page, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe and Joseph Gordon Levitt. This film has done an amazing job in both the eyes of the viewers and the critics.

The initial premise of the movie is simple which is dream within a dream, but the movie gets complicated with the passage of time. A skilled thief uses a technology which allows him to enter the dreams of other people and he has to do the toughest task, inception, where he implants an idea into a person’s mind and makes him think it’s his own.

Most people would beg to differ with this list and have their own list of great movies like Titanic, Shawshank Redemption, Psycho and others. Well, you can have your own list. But you shouldn’t just be restricted to that.

All the movies mentioned in this article have some things in common like they have a great cast, great plot and great visual effects. You might be quite curious about these movies till now. So if you haven’t watched any of these movies, go and watch it. You definitely won’t regret it.