The Best Movies Ever Made (Top 40) (Greatest Films Of All Time)

The Best Movies Ever Made (Top 40) (Greatest Films Of All Time)

In my opinion: these are really the best 40 movies ever made!!! Unfortunately I forgot to mention some movies like INTO THE WILD, LIFE OF PI or SHUTTER ISLAND (or INTERSTELLAR cause it came out after I’ve created this video)… BUT:
Movies like LORD OF THE RINGS, STAR WARS, FIGHT CLUB, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, 300, MAGNOLIA etc. or the whole old stuff like PSYCHO, CASABLANCA, CITIZEN KANE, 12 ANGRY MEN, THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY (entire Dollar-Trilogy),VERTIGO, CLOCKWORK ORANGE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, THE KID, MODERN TIMES, THE GREAT DICTATOR, SEVEN SAMURAI, RAGING BULL, SHINING, JAWS, 2001 etc. etc. etc. most of them are great, even very great, of course!!! AND YES I’ve seen them all!!! But in my opinion, they can not be counted among the 40 best movies of all time only cause they are old, classic and have good ratings TODAY, most of them from people older than 60!!! Why am I emphasizing TODAY? Cause many of these todays “Big Classics” were nothing special at their time, some even have been hated and only many many years later and mostly after the death of the director they become classics!!! So what is the fault of the todays directors whose masterpieces came after the Hitchcocks, Kubricks & Co.?! Who can say what people gonna think about Nolan, Spielberg, Fincher, Cameron & Co. in 20, 30, 40 years (if they are even today legends)? Then their movies of the last years become classics! So what? In contrast to many of you, I have my own opinion and I’m not being influenced and impressed by the years and the todays status of a movie, what only additionally do manipulate and raise up the value and impression of it! And by the way… all the movies of my list have everywhere !!!extreme high!!! ratings too… you can check it yourself (for example at IMDb)!!!

I’m not really a Kubrick, Lynch or Hitchcock fan! (AND YES I’ve watched many of their movies!)


And for the critics here are the IMDb (by far the most credible rating stage) ratings of my movies:
Memento: 8,5
The Lion King: 8,5
Jurassic Park 8,1
The Exorcist: 8,0
The Last Samurai: 7,7 (lil bit underrated, could be an 8,0 as well!)
The Elephant Man: 8,2
Cast Away: 7,7 (underrated, deserves minimum 8,2)
Pulp Fiction: 9,0
Rain Man: 8,0
Inception 8,8
Se7en: 8,7
Good Will Hunting: 8,2
Million Dollar Baby: 8,1
Hachi: 8,2
Munich: 7,6 (extremely underrated – deserved minimum 8,4)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: 8,8
The Game: 7,8 (underrated – deserved minimum 8.4)
Gran Torino: 8,2
American Beauty: 8,5
Avatar: 7,9
Léon: 8,6
Blood Diamond: 8,0
Terminator: 8,1
Terminator 2: 8,5
Indiana Jones: – Raiders Of The Lost Ark: 8,6
– Temple Of Doom: 7,6 (underrated – deserved minimum 8,0)
– Last Crusade: 8,3
American History X: 8,6
The Pianist: 8,5
The Sixth Sense: 8,2
Life Is Beautiful: 8,6
Pan’s Labyrinth: 8,3 (Lil’ underrated – deserved minimum 8,6)
Titanic: 7,7 (underrated – deserved minimum 8,4)
The Shawshank Redemption: 9,3
The Godfather: 9,2
The Godfather Part II: 9,1
Alien: 8,5
Aliens: 8,4
Braveheart: 8,4 (underrated – deserved minimum 8,8)
The Matrix: 8,7
Forrest Gump: 8,8
Batman Begins: 8,3
The Dark Knight: 9,0
The Dark Knight Rises: 8,6
Gladiator: 8,5 (deserved 8,8)
The Green Mile: 8,5 (deserved minimum 8,9)
Schindler’s List: 8,9 (deserved minimum 9,3)


  1. My Pick
    From Here to Eternity, Psycho, Charade, Forrest Gump, Mary Poppins, The Crow, My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Titanic, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Spider-Man, Indiana Jones, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings.

  2. Surely they made movies in the 30s 40s 50s 60s?This johnny come lately should have labelled it 40best films he has seen,cos he sure aint seen much.Even allowing for his total lack of cinematic history knowledge surely hes heard of films and filmstars of yesteryear.But obv he cant be bothered.the earliest film listed was godfather surely then he must have seen jaws and star wars to name a couple of today are clueless to history

  3. Today, the Zionists spin the word "Nazi" to distance themselves from "NAZI" an acronym formed by combining two groups, the National Socialist Zionists with the Frankist Zionists, which became the NAtional ZIonists.

    Jewdaism, this religion represented less than 0.70% of the German population (about 505,000 people), but controlled more than 75% of the German Infrastructure (Government, Banking, Trade, Media, Theaters, Railroad, Shipping, Metals, Property, etc).

    24 March 1933
    "Judea Declares War on Germany"

    25 August 1933
    The “Haavara” or “Transfer” agreement was signed by the German Government and the NAZI’s, this broke the Zionist policy against their "German goods boycott", and provided for, mostly orthodox Jews, to be emigrated into the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA) under the directorship of James Armand de Rothschild.

    History 1933 – 1941
    o German Army, responsible for recovering it’s land and citizens annexed by the Treaty of Versailles.
    o Zionist Jew (NAZI), responsible for staging and immigration of Jews into the new Zionist State within the region of Palestine.
    o British government, controlled Palestine and were paid a service fee for each Jew immigrated into the Zionist State.

    "Between 1933 and 1936 more than 370,000 Jews arrived in Palestine, increasing the Jewish population to 27%, and bringing about a significant deterioration in relations between Palestinian Arabs and Jews." ~ Krämer, 2008, pp. 239–240.

  4. Best movies of all time, stand the test of time. Absurd list not to include Gone with the Wind, and Casablanca. Your bias is evident in the era of your movie picks. Also no Wizard of Oz. Like someone mentioned earlier you need to watch Turner Classic Movies. Movies made in the 1930’s are still classics to this DAY. Also no It’s a Wonderful Life. This is a list put together by someone probably no more than 35 years old. Not a good list of best movies at all.

  5. Casablanca? The birds? Pirates of the Caribbean? Casino? Lord of the rings trilogy? My cousin vinny? Double Idemnity? Sunset Boulevard? Chinatown? Star Wars original trilogy? The Maltese falcon? Gone with the wind? Blazing saddles? Young Frankenstein? Monty python and the quest for the holy grail? Superman (Christopher Reeves), The Good the Bad and the ugly, Escape from New York? Any Tarintino film? Batman (1989), Nightmare before Christmas, Corpse Bride? Beetlejeuce? Goldfinger? Dr.No? Highlander? Rocky? A history of violence? The fugitive? Witness? Overboard? Air Force one? The prestige? Black Death? Lethal Weapon?

  6. As a huge filmbuff here’s another great list of film’s never mentioned in this video…

    scroll down…

    Before I give my list let me first say, I already seen and own most of the films listed here plus more… I think it’s only about five or six on your list I don’t own… the problem is… there’s so many other great movies that stops me from agreeing with your list 100%. Now here’s my list of 40 other films never listed in which some I believe are even greater than some your listed. How could these not also be on the list of greatest movies ever made???

    40) Basketball Diaries
    39) Slumdog Millionaire
    38) Higher Learning
    36) The Fight Club
    35) V for Vendetta
    34) The Wizard of Oz
    33) Star Wars four five and six
    32) Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    31) Predestination
    30) The Good The Bad & The Ugly
    29) The Toy Story
    28) Poltergeist part 1 and 2
    27) The Taxi Driver
    26) Apocalypse Now
    25) Caligula
    24) 300
    23) Catch me if you can
    22) Wolf of Wall Street
    21) Kill Bill
    20) The Usual Suspect
    19) Rocky
    18) The Color Purple
    17) Psycho
    16) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    15) Malcolm X
    14) The Incredibles
    13) Nightmare Before Christmas
    12) Singing in the Rain
    11) Back to the Future 1 and 2
    10) The Dark Crystal
    9) The Labyrinth
    8) Tron
    7) Scarface
    6) The Goodfellas
    5) Who framed Rodger rabbit
    4) The Last Emperor
    3) Sin City
    2) Full Metal Jacket
    (Honorable Mentions:
    Bill & Ted
    The Abyst
    American me
    Menace to Society
    Run Lola Run
    American Pop
    Lord of the Rings
    1) Once Upon a Time in America

  7. Video should be titled top 40 greatest movies ever made in your opinion oh, because this is not everybody’s opinion. Although I agree with some of your choices, where is other great movies like Gone with the Wind, Ben-Hur or, the Ten Commandments or, The Wizard of Oz you didn’t even include Star Wars and that started a phenomenon.

  8. I can’t Watch Hollywood movies anymore. I can see the Propaganda they push
    Now that i’m wide awake, I hope i’m not the only one…………..

  9. my top 10 list
    1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    2. Forrest Gump (1994)
    3. 12 Angry Men (1957)
    4. Goodfellas (1990)
    5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
    6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    7. Back to the Future (1985)
    8. American Beauty (1999)
    9. The Green Mile (1999)
    10. American History X (1998)

  10. I miss in the list among others: Dances with Wolves, Empire of the Sun, Hotel Ruanda, Tears of the Sun, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Carribean

  11. OnceUponATimeInAmerica
    Reservoir Dogs
    Blade Runner
    Blade Runner:2049
    Dazed and Confused
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    Batman Begins
    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    Only God Forgives
    The Good,The Bad,and The Ugly
    Star Wars:the original trilogy
    The Lord of the RingsTrilogy
    Pulp Fiction
    Inglorious Basterds
    Django Unchained
    Forrest Gump
    The Prestige
    The Matrix
    The Searchers
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Godfather
    Requiem For A Dream
    The Departed
    Mean Streets
    Taxi Driver
    Apocalypse Now
    Fight Club
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The Terminator

    Just to name a few

  12. Right, Probably better titled as 40 films and franchises from the last 45 years. Complete ignorance of films made between 1910 and 1972. Citizen Kane? Best years of our lives? The General (still one of the funnest movies ever made even if it is silent)? As for franchises, The Thin Man (Nick and Nora)? No need to subscribe here

  13. No disrespect but everyone has their own opinion on the greatest movies , I could guess the age of the composer to this list or close to it there is no wrong to this I appreciate the subject & your views it’s like reading a book you put your imagination to it.

  14. All I could say is all of the movies that I’m thinking of if you haven’t seen them yet you’re a lucky man expand your horizons brother

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