The top 10 greatest films ever made

10 movies that are considered to be some of the greatest films ever made according to various film critics, experts and audience polls.

The Godfather (1972) –

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this crime film is based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same name. The movie follows the Corleone family and their involvement in the mafia in New York City. It features an all-star cast including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan. The Godfather has been praised for its acting, direction, cinematography, and screenplay, and is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made.

Citizen Kane (1941)

Directed, co-written, produced and starring Orson Welles, Citizen Kane is often regarded as one of the best films ever made. The movie follows the life of a wealthy newspaper publisher, Charles Foster Kane, and is considered a masterpiece of storytelling, cinematography, and sound.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) –

Directed by Frank Darabont and based on Stephen King’s novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, this movie tells the story of a man named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) who is wrongly convicted of murder and sent to prison. It features an unforgettable performance by Morgan Freeman and has become a fan favorite for its uplifting message of hope and redemption.

The Godfather: Part II (1974) –

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this sequel to The Godfather continues the story of the Corleone family and explores the early life of Vito Corleone, played by Robert De Niro. The Godfather: Part II has won numerous awards and is often considered one of the best sequels ever made.

Schindler’s List (1993) –

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie is based on the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. Schindler’s List won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and is considered a masterpiece of historical drama.

Pulp Fiction (1994) –

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, this crime movie features an ensemble cast including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film tells several interlocking stories that take place in Los Angeles and has become known for its non-linear narrative and pop culture references.

The Dark Knight (2008) –

Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Aaron Eckhart, this superhero movie is often considered one of the best comic book adaptations ever made. The Dark Knight features an intense performance by Ledger as the Joker and explores complex themes of morality and justice.

12 Angry Men (1957) –

Directed by Sidney Lumet, this movie takes place entirely in a jury room where twelve men must decide the fate of a young man accused of murder. The movie features powerful performances by its ensemble cast and explores themes of prejudice, justice, and human nature.

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

Directed by Peter Jackson and based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, this epic fantasy movie is the final installment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The film won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and is often considered one of the greatest cinematic achievements in history.

Forrest Gump (1994)-

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film follows the life of Forrest Gump, a simple man with a low IQ who finds himself at the center of some of the most defining moments in American history, including the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. Through it all, Forrest remains loyal to his childhood sweetheart, Jenny, and eventually becomes a successful businessman. The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and is widely regarded as a classic. Tom Hanks delivers a stunning performance as Forrest, making the character a beloved cultural icon.”