The quality of a movie can be judged from different perspectives. A movie can be called good or bad based on the storyline, acting, directing and critical movie reviews. Among thousands of movies, it is not easy picking up the top 100; but there is no harm in trying!
The box office is a reliable source in picking best movies of all time. For instance, the top 25 movies that broke all box office records deserve to be in the top 100 list. The top 25 box office hits are: Avatar, Titanic, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Shrek 2, E.T- The Extra Terrestrial, Star Wars Episode I, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Toy Story 3, Spider-Man 2. Transformers 2, Star Wars: Episode III, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the king, Spider Man, The Passion of the Christ. Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Finding Nemo, Alice in Wonderland, Forrest Gump, The Lion King, Shrek The Third, Transformers and Iron Man. For the hype these movies created in the box office, they deserve to be in the top 100. Most of these movies received good reviews as well.
A movie can become magical with excellent direction skills. Movies like Inception, Apocalypse Now, Vertigo, Schindler’s List, The bicycle Thief, La Dolce Vita, The Third Man, Midnight Cowboy, It’s a Wonderful Life, Amarcord, The Good, the bad and the Ugly, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects and The Silence of the Lambs won the hearts of critics, movie reviewers and viewers for brilliant directions. These movies are a prove that a director can make a movie alive and exciting.
An actor alone can change the dynamics of a movie. The actors of The Celebration, Eastern Promise, Jesus of Nazareth, Black Swan, The King’s Speech, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, To Kill a Mockingbird, movies123 On the Waterfront, North By Northwest, Some Like It Hot, An Affair To Remember, Strangers on a Train, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, The African Queen, Citizen Cane, The Apartment, The Shop Around the Corner, The Philadelphia Story, Philadelphia, It Happened One Night, Harvey, Braveheart, Rocky, Rambo have created magic with their powerful acting. Tom Hank’s performance in “The Green Mile” deserves a special mention because it has made both the acting and the movie great.
Storyline plays an important role in a movie. The story of a movie can touch the viewer’s heart and make the movie great. Movies like Seven Pounds, Casino, The Godfather, The Godfather II, The Goodfellas, Black Hawk Down, Catch Me If You Can, Blood Diamond, Shutter Island, Saving Private Ryan, Face-Off, The Pursuit of Happyness, Raging Bull, Ray, Enemy at the Gates, What’s Love Got to Do with This, Terminator 2, Matrix, Independence Day, Enemy of the State, Into The Wild etc. touched millions of hearts just with the amazing storyline. These movies too deserve to be in the top 100 movies of all time list.
Over the years, animation movies such as Up, Wall-E, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age, Madagascar made them worthy to be enlisted in the top 100 movies. Excellent animation qualities of these movies along with great storyline and good voice over job by the actors make them one of the top movies of all time.