The 20 Best Movies of All Time

The 20 Best Movies of All Time

We share The 20 Best Movies of All Time in this article. You can find best 20 movies with name, year, subject and cast.

There’s no doubt that movies are one of the best forms of entertainment around. They can take us to new worlds, or show us stories we wouldn’t have otherwise experienced. We all have our favorite films, the ones that we can watch over and over again without getting tired of them. In this article, we share The 20 Best Movies of All Time. You can find best 20 movies with name, year and cast.

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20. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2020)

American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, produced by Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios, and Pascal Pictures, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and the twenty-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts, with a script by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.

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Awards: Nominated for Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

Subject: Superhero

Cast: Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man , Zendaya Coleman as Michelle Jones , Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds

Year: 2020

19. Seven Samurai (1954)

Japanese epic historical drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film tells the story of a village of farmers that hire seven samurai to protect them from bandits.

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Awards: Won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Subject: Drama

Cast: Toshiro Mifune as Kambei Shimada , Takashi Shimura as Katsushirō Okamoto , Daisuke Kato as Heihachi Hayashida

Year: 1954

18. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

– ”One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Clip: “What’s your name?”

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Subject: Drama

Awards: Academy Awards best screenplay and best actor for Jack Nicholson

Cast: Jack Nicholson as Randle P. McMurphy, Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched , William Redfield as Billy Bibbit , Brad Dourif as Cheswick Babbitt

17. Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas is an American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino.

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Awards: Academy Awards best supporting actor (Joe Pesci)

Subject: Crime, Drama

Cast: Robert De Niro as Henry Hill , Ray Liotta as Jimmy Conway , Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito , Lorraine Bracco as Karen Hill

Year: 1990

16. The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix is an American science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It was first released in the United States on March 31, 1999.

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Awards: Academy Awards for best visual effects

Subject: Science fiction

Cast: Keanu Reeves as Neo , Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus , Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity

Year: 1999

15. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Award-winning sci-fi sequel written and directed by Irvin Kershner. Set three years after Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the film follows Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) as he trains with Yoda to become a Jedi Knight and help save the galaxy from the evil Darth Vader (David Prowse) and the Empire.

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Subject: Sci-Fi

Cast: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker , Harrison Ford as Han Solo , Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa

Awards: Academy Awards best sound effects editing

Year: 1980

14. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is the second installment of Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy movie trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Lord of the Rings.

The movie follows the Fellowship of the Ring as they continue their journey to destroy the One Ring and defeat Sauron. However, their mission is made more difficult by the appearance of Saruman, who has joined forces with Sauron.

The movie was nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, and won four Oscars, for best art direction, best visual effects, best make-up and best sound editing.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was also nominated for five British Academy Film Awards

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Subject: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Cast: Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins , Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, Liv Tyler as Arwen Undómiel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas Greenleaf

Year: 2002

13. Inception (2010)

Inception is a science fiction thriller film written, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, and Cillian Murphy.

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Awards: Academy Awards for best cinematography and best visual effects

Subject: Science fiction

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb , Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Arthur , Marion Cotillard as Mal Cobb

Year: 2010

12. Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) tells the story of his life, from enlisting in the Army during the Vietnam War to fighting in the war as a combat medic, meeting President John F. Kennedy and serving under Lt. Dan Taylor (Gary Sinise) after returning home with partial disability. He then meets Jenny Curran (Robin Wright), an anti-war activist whom he falls for.

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Awards: Academy Awards for best picture, best actor (Tom Hanks), best director. British awards BAFTA award best film, best score; Empire Award Best Picture and Actor

Subject: Drama, Romance

Cast: Tom Hank as Forrest Gump , Robin Wright as Jenny Curran , Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan Taylor

Year: 1994

11. Fight Club (1999)

American psychological thriller film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, an “everyman” who suffers from insomnia. He is drawn into a fight club after finding relief from his problems at regular meetings of self-help group Project Mayhem.

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Awards: Academy Awards nominated for best picture and best director

Subject: Psychological Thriller

Cast: Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden , Edward Norton as The Narrator / Jack , Helena Bonham Carter as Marla Singer

Year: 1999

10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic high fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. It is the first instalment in The Lord of the Rings series, and was followed by The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003), both directed by Jackson.

It was produced by New Line Cinema, WingNut Films, and Three Foot Six Ltd., and distributed by New Line Cinema. The Fellowship of the Ring grossed over $871 million worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2001 behind Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It was nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, winning four: best art direction, best cinematography, best makeup, and best Visual Effects.

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Subject: Adventure, Fantasy

Cast: Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins , Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, Liv Tyler as Arwen Undómiel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas Greenleaf, John Rhys-Davies as Gimli

Year: 2001

9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The screenplay was written by Age & Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, and Leone.

The film is about three gunfighters competing to find $200,000 in buried Confederate gold during the American Civil War. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was filmed in Spain over ten weeks in 1967.

Leone’s classic western has long been considered one of the best films ever made. It was named one of Sight & Sound’s top ten films of all time in 1992, and was ranked number two in a 2010 poll of the best films conducted by The Motion Picture Academy.

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Awards: Academy Awards for best foreign language film and best sound, Golden Globes best score (music), BAFTA best foreign-language film and best cinematography, Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Ornament Award .

Subject: Westerns , Drama

Cast: Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name (The Good) , Lee Van Cleef as Colonel Douglas Mortimer (The Bad) , Eli Wallach as Tuco Ramirez (The Ugly)

Year: 1966

8. Pulp fiction (1994)

American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is based on a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. The film stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, and Harvey Keitel.

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Awards: Academy Awards best screenplay

Subject: Crime, Drama

Cast: John Travolta as Vincent Vega , Samuel L. Jackson as Jules Winnfield , Bruce Willis as Butch Coolidge , Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace , Ving Rhames as Marsellus Wallace

Year: 1994

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King based on the best-selling novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The movie was directed by Peter Jackson and it was produced by New Line Cinema, WingNut Films, and The Saul Zaentz Company. The movie won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture and best director.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King tells the story of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who is entrusted with the ring of Sauron, the Dark Lord. Frodo must journey to Mount Doom to destroy the ring, and he is joined by Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin), Merry Brandybuck (Dominic Monaghan), Pippin Took (Billy Boyd), and Boromir of Gondor (Sean Bean). Frodo’s best friend, the wizard Gandalf the Grey(Ian McKellen) was killed by Sauron in a previous movie.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won all 11 Academy Awards for which it was nominated, including best picture, best director, best screenplay adaptation, and best visual effects. The movie also won four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.

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6. Schindler’s List (1993)

Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning drama tells the story of German industrialist Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.

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Awards: Academy Awards best picture, best director, best cinematography and best screenplay

Subject: Drama

Cast: Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler , Ralph Fiennes as Amon Göth , Ben Kingsley as Itzhak Stern

Year: 1993

5. 12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, adapted from the stage play of the same name by Reginald Rose. The film stars Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, and Wendell Corey. It tells the story of a jury deliberating over a murder case in which a young man is accused of killing his father. The original play was written in 1955.

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Subject: Drama, psychological

Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, and Wendell Corey.

4. The Dark Knight (2008)

Batman (Christian Bale) takes on the Joker (Heath Ledger) while he tries to stop a plan that threatens all of Gotham City.

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Awards: Academy Awards best supporting actor and best achievement in cinematography

Subject: Crime, Drama

Cast: Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman , Heath Ledger as The Joker , Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent

Year: 2008

3. The Godfather, Part II (1974)

The continuing saga of the Corleone family as they try to retain control of the Mafia in America. This time, Michael (Al Pacino) is forced to deal with the aftermath of his father’s death, and the underhanded dealings of Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg).

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Awards: Academy Awards for best picture, best actor (Al Pacino), best director and best writing

Subject: Crime, Drama

Cast: Al Pacino as Michael Corleone , Robert De Niro as Vito Corleone / Young Fredo , Diane Keaton as Kay Adams

Year: 1974

2. The Godfather (1972)

The first installment of Francis Ford Coppola’s epic crime saga, based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel about the Corleone family and their attempt to retain control of the Mafia in post-war America.

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Subject: Crime

Cast: Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone , Al Pacino as Michael Corleone, James Caan as Santino “Sonny” Corleone and Robert Duvall . John Cazale. Richard Castellano

Year: 1972

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a banker convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, is sentenced to two consecutive life terms at Shawshank prison. He befriends Red (Morgan Freeman), an inmate serving a life sentence for murder, and the two men find solace in their mutual hatred of the corrupt warden (Bob Gunton)

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Subject: Crime, Drama

Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton

Year: 1994

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