Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Watch the Top 50 movies of all time - Named by IMDB

So, next on the list and probably the cheapest and laziest of them all: 

Watch the Top 50 movies of all time.


 I have a Brother and best friend who are movie buffs (read geeks) and constantly highlight my peasant knowledge of classic films and directors but, no more! I shall be conquering the Top 50 films and dropping into conversation things like, "Coppola certainly did start on the path of success in her role in the Godfather - oh you didn't know that? No, not many people do"... and other haughty lines.

I'm pretty pleased with my score so far (I've seen the ones in purple); so only the westerns and a few "dodgy" films left and I'll have seen them all!

How did you do? And is there a better list than IMDB I should be looking at? Click below for the link to the live IMDB list.

Top 250 movies as voted by our users (IMDB)

For this top 250, only votes from regular voters are considered.

1.9.2The Shawshank Redemption (1994)773,460
2.9.2The Godfather (1972)574,581
3.9.0The Godfather: Part II (1974)364,037
4.8.9Pulp Fiction (1994)608,483
5.8.9The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)240,243
6.8.912 Angry Men (1957)190,326
7.8.9Schindler's List (1993)406,053
8.8.8The Dark Knight (2008)713,015
9.8.8The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)546,691
10.8.8One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)327,840
11.8.8Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back(1980)393,318
12.8.8Fight Club (1999)589,189
13.8.8Seven Samurai (1954)130,112
14.8.8Inception (2010)565,904
15.8.8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)569,333
16.8.7Goodfellas (1990)344,367
17.8.7Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)442,116
18.8.7City of God (2002)256,098
19.8.7Casablanca (1942)222,201
20.8.7The Matrix (1999)566,328
21.8.7Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)109,976
22.8.7Rear Window (1954)165,473
23.8.7The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)489,852
24.8.7The Silence of the Lambs (1991)376,094
25.8.6Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)339,216
26.8.6Forrest Gump (1994)494,603
27.8.6The Usual Suspects (1995)372,504
28.8.6Se7en (1995)446,323
29.8.6Psycho (1960)203,653
30.8.6It's a Wonderful Life (1946)141,203
31.8.6Leon (1994)325,069
32.8.6Sunset Boulevard (1950)75,623
33.8.6Memento (2000)411,187
34.8.5Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)202,382
35.8.5Apocalypse Now (1979)238,928
36.8.5American History X (1998)355,154
37.8.5Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)357,999
38.8.5North by Northwest (1959)123,339
39.8.5Saving Private Ryan (1998)402,866
40.8.5Citizen Kane (1941)177,805
41.8.5Alien (1979)264,417
42.8.5Avengers Assemble (2012)244,563
43.8.5City Lights (1931)45,228
44.8.5Spirited Away (2001)168,780
45.8.5American Beauty (1999)420,686
46.8.5Toy Story 3 (2010)216,738
47.8.5Taxi Driver (1976)239,631
48.8.5The Shining (1980)273,076
49.8.5M (1931)54,826
50.8.5Vertigo (1958)124,753

Spirited Away
I think that there are some more foreign films missing but that because I'm a sucker for the French and I think Amelie should be at #1! Saving Private Ryan is far too high up (in my humble opinion) and Spirited Away is not high enough. 
I am sure GeekandSpell will have plenty to say on this matter so I will await the expert opinion Or you could visit the site where they know much more about films and have reviews galore! 


  1. My score is shameful. I really do enjoy movies but I don't know anything about the good ones or the classics. I just sort of casually watch.

    Whenever I tell myself I'm going to tackle some list like this, I get overwhelmed and give up. Movie fail.

    Good luck with the rest of the list!


  2. I know what you mean Lorraine! Hence why I've started with films and not books... the more I buy the more sit on the floor waiting for some attention!

    Thanks, am off to buy some Ben and Jerry's and Haribo as we speak :) x


    I just followed, follow back?
    I'd really appreciate it <3

  4. you neeeeed to watch schindlers list next! I remember the first time I watched it was at school as part of history class, I bawled in front of my friends (never lived it down) its so emotional grab a box of tissues!


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