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IMDb’s Best Movies of the 20th Century: The Best Movies You’ll Never Get tired of

IMDb’s Best Movies of the 20th Century: The Best Movies You’ll Never Get tired of

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Throughout the ages, cinema has always occupied a special place in the entire world, affecting many world events and the hearts of its viewers, and despite the difficulty of the film industry in the last century compared to current capabilities and budgets, cinema at that time presented films that some consider the best ever At the very least, it’s in the first list of my favorites, and it’s hard to choose among the best films of the 20th century.

The films of the twentieth century carry a complete discrepancy in the quality presented to the audience, between horror, action, drama and social, films that stuck in the minds of viewers and even immortalized themselves in the entire history of cinema, and no one can start his first steps in watching cinema without stumbling in watching most of those films Nothing but worth watching movies. In this article, we present to you the best films of the 20th century, according to IMDB, films that you will never tire of.

Vertigo 1958

Vertigo 1958
  • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Written by: Albert Taylor, Alec Koppel, Maxwell Anderson
  • Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bell
  • IMDB Rating: 8.3
  • Rating of the movie on rotten tomatoes: 94%
  • Produced by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Budget: $2,479,000

Hitchcock’s films are not only films that you love to see, but rather they are a definition of cinema and its tools. Rather, we would not exaggerate if we say that he teaches how to create drama and create suspense. He is the first to start the dolly zoom effect, which was used a lot after him. The Vertigo movie is One of Hitchcock’s best films, and many after him influenced him to make their own films, such as Martin Scorsese, who considers Hitchcock himself his favorite director, and it is certainly one of the best films of the twentieth century.

Vertigo is a top-notch psychological thriller with mystery, crime, obsession and love. James Stewart, a police officer with a phobia of heights or vertigo, quits his job after the murder of one of his colleagues, but begins a new journey in which he tracks down the wives of one of his friends, who allegedly asked him for this service. He wants to make sure of his wife’s sanity as he tells him that she is poisoned by the spirit of her great-grandmother who died about the same age after her boyfriend left her but that James will eventually discover that he was up to a trick he never expected.

Many scenes of the movie will not come out of your memory for many years, even if you watched it once. The most beautiful of those scenes, for example, is the scene of the flower shop. Nor can we forget the music of Bernard Hermann, which was a main theme of the film. In 2012, in the critics’ poll of Sight and Sound magazine, in cooperation with the British Film Institute, Vertigo came first as the best film in history.

12 angry men 1957

12 angry men 1957
  • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • Written by: Reginald Rose
  • Starring: Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee Gap Cope
  • Film rating on IMDB: 9
  • Rating the movie on rotten tomatoes: 100%
  • Produced by: Henry Fonda, Reginald Rose
  • Budget: $340,000

In light of the millions of dollars spent on filmmaking these days, not so long ago, one room, a table and 12 chairs, with an extremely distinguished script and dialogue, and an excellent acting performance for the heroes, all under the power of excellent directing, are very simple things enough to make one of the best films. The history.

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A jury of 12 people discusses in order to determine the fate of a young man accused of killing his father after reviewing all the evidence and hearing the arguments of the defense and the prosecution – the jury is the one who determines most criminal crimes in the US courts – most of the events of the film take place in the jury room, except for a few minutes in The opening and ending of the movie.

We can consider the film as one of the best films of the twentieth century. It is a purely cinematic lesson, carrying a psychological analysis in it. Each character has certain characteristics and behaviors that reflect his environment and control his decisions and reactions. The film was added to the national film records as a heritage, and also won the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival, as well as the Belgian Film Critics Association Award, a unique film by all standards in the history of world cinema.

The godfather 1972

The godfather 1972
  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Written by: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo
  • Starring: Al Pacino, Marlin Brando, Robert Duvall, Diane Keito, James Caan
  • Film rating on IMDB: 9.2
  • Rating of the movie on rotten tomatoes: 97%
  • Produced by: Albert Roddy
  • Budget: 6000000$

The Godfather, or as the majority call it the godfather, the most famous movie about the mafia and gangs. History is based on a novel of the same name. The Italian mafia family headed by Corleone, one of the largest gangs in New York and responsible for several crimes, has very great political and financial influence, but this stability and influence is disrupted once the godfather refuses. Protecting Salazo’s drug trade, this is where the epic saga begins.

A parallel world is created between light and darkness, and psychological conflicts control the fate of the characters. After introducing the family and Corleone’s men in the opening scene at his daughter Connie’s wedding, we notice features of each individual’s personality that escalate dramatically with the contrast of events.

The Godfather movie, which later became composed of three films called The Godfather Trilogy, all of which pass through successive points, an introductory and introductory beginning to the story, then follow up to stories of betrayal and dramatic transformations and end with confrontation and revenge. There is no doubt that this trilogy is one of the best films in history, especially the first part, as it was an inspiration to many. From the future mafia and gangster movie makers.

The film won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the Year, Best Actor for Marlin Brando, Best Adapted Screenplay by Mario Pozo Francis Coppola, and the film was saved in the National Film Registries in 1990

Taxi driver 1976

Taxi driver 1976
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Written by: Paul Schrader
  • Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster
  • Film rating on IMDB: 8.2
  • Rating of the movie on rotten tomatoes: 96%
  • Produced by: Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips
  • Budget: $1,900,000


America in the eyes of its residents is one of the views adopted by the filmmakers, in addition to the turbulent psychological state that Travis Bickle suffers from, a world of loneliness and disgust that he enters of his own free will or by order of the past that we do not know, a world full of racism and fog trying to change it every time.

A former marine who finished his service decided to work as a taxi driver trying to overcome his insomnia and crises, Travis we see with his eyes what he sees a completely blurry vision and distorted faces similar to his condition or the state of America at that time, and during his tours he gets to know Betsy, which represents a view of the higher social class, a class that did not Accept it and did not accept the same lower class.

The film is a study of more than one case, the psychological state and racial problems between whites and blacks, political and social projections, the film is an integrated cinematic lesson at all levels. The film was nominated for four Oscars, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and is also kept in the National Film Registry of the US Library of Congress.

IMDb’s Best Movies of the 20th Century: The Best Movies You’ll Never Get tired of

The Shawshank redemption 1994

The Shawshank redemption 1994
  • Directed by: Frank Darabont
  • Written by: Stephen King
  • Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Firman
  • IMDB Rating: 9.3
  • Rating of the movie on rotten tomatoes: 91%
  • Produced by: Nikki Morvin
  • Budget: $25,000,000

This film is widely popular with love, not only on the artistic level, but also on the human side, as the film is not based only on escaping from the prison with bars, but from the prison concept, the thing that cannot be confiscated within the human being is that it talks about hope.

The story of the film revolves around Andy Dufresne, who was imprisoned for the murder of his wife, while he always admits that he was wronged and started planning to escape from prison from the first day. We could forget Morgan Firman’s voice, and the storytelling beauty of the film is so special.

The film did not succeed at the mass level, as pulp fiction and Forrest gump were released in the same year, and prison films were not very popular at the time, and the film was nominated for 7 Oscars for the same year, but did not win anything, while the positive opinion of critics contributed to making it one of the most films leased in 1995.

Cinema paradiso 1989

Cinema paradiso 1989
  • Directed by: Giuseppe Torntori
  • Written by: Giuseppe Tornatore
  • Starring: Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi
  • IMDB Rating: 8.5
  • Rating of the movie on rotten tomatoes: 90%
  • Produced by: Franco Cristardi
  • Budget: $5,000,000

On the never-ending nostalgia for Salvatore, the great Rome film director, who returns home one day late to learn that his mother has called to tell him that someone named Alfredo has died, and Salvatore is overcome with grief and back to the flashback scenes.

Salvatore in his youth was called Toto, and he had a paternal relationship with Alfredo working in the Brazido cinema, a relationship that arose after the Second World War when his father died, to live all his life and spare time in the cinema. Despite that endless nostalgia, he also believed in Alfredo’s advice and did not return to his first place despite his strong attachment to him, and here he is back after 30 years.

A film that teaches us more about cinema in general and how censorship can affect it, and in particular about Italian cinema and popular culture. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and also won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1989.

Goodfellas 1990

Goodfellas 1990
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Written by: Nicholas Bilge
  • Starring: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Lauren Bracco
  • IMDB Rating: 8.7
  • Rating of the movie on rotten tomatoes: 96%
  • Produced by: Arwen Winkler
  • Budget: $25,000,000

One of Martin Scorsese’s masterpieces in the gang world, the world that Scorsese knows very well, the film is based on the events of the true events of the Irish man, Henry Hill, who aspires to become a gangster, preferring that one day to become the president of America.

Henry Hill, Jimmy and Tommy DeVito, they are all in one car, and suddenly they all hear a sound coming from the trunk, they stop in the car and then the trunk opens and we find someone inside covered in blood who is not dead yet, they shoot him and stabbed him with a knife and then they buried him.

From here we go back to Henry’s life in his childhood, the teenager who started working in the car garage, leaving his studies completely, and began to get to know the mafia members one by one to enter that world that he always dreamed of entering. Then love, betrayal, and the inevitable end, which is revenge.

The film was nominated for 6 Oscars, at the time, Joe Pesci was able to win the best supporting actor for his performance as Tommy, the only Oscar he received in his life, and the film was joined in the national film records by the US Congress.

IMDb’s Best Movies of the 20th Century: The Best Movies You’ll Never Get tired of

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975
  • Directed by: Milos Forman
  • Written by: Lawrence Houben, Bo Goldman
  • Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher
  • IMDB Rating: 8.7
  • Rating of the movie on rotten tomatoes: 94%
  • Produced by: Saul Zainter, Michael Douglas
  • Budget: $3000000

Patrick McMurphy, who is insane, or so he claims, rapes a 15-year-old girl, and as a result of this incident, he is taken to prison and then to a mental hospital, where we discover another world behind the walls.

With a broader and more comprehensive view, the film is a vivid picture of all peoples and countries, a picture of regimes and tyranny punctuated by many attempts of resistance and rebellion. The film is a form of freedom and getting rid of the fears of the human self before getting rid of the fear of the authorities.

The movie contains a lot of implication, the most important of which is the title of the movie itself. The cuckoo pies itself is an organism that lives in another’s nest and even feeds from smaller birds and of a different species. McMurphy implanted in the minds of the old inmates mental freedom and the demand for rights.

The film contributed to an important societal role, which is the concern for mental health clinics, and its future consequences for mental health in general. The film won five Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Film.

IMDb’s Best Movies of the 20th Century: The Best Movies You’ll Never Get tired of

Apocalypse now 1979

Apocalypse now 1979
  • Directed by: Francis Coppola
  • Written by: Joseph Conrad
  • Starring: Martin Sheen, Martin Brando, Robert Duval
  • IMDB Rating: 8.4
  • Rating of the movie on rotten tomatoes: 98%
  • Produced by: Francis Coppola
  • Budget: $31,000,000

The film revolves around the Vietnam War, America’s war in the jungles. The American forces send Benjamin Willard, one of their best men, to assassinate the American Colonel Walter Kurtz, who is out of control and following the higher orders in war decisions.

The film is a psychological study on peoples and the impact of war on them. They get used to the smell of bombs and killing. Everyone in the war is lost, and yet they smile at their death as if they were going to an opera party. Kurtz explains his philosophy on war that all of them are alike “shape without form, shadow without color, gesture without movement.” .

The film faced great difficulties in filming and production, the most severe of which was the hurricane that struck the Philippines – the filming location – and toppled all the decorations and equipment, and this led to the rebuilding of the plateaus again, which delayed the filming period and cost them an increase in spending.

The film won the Palme d’Or in 1979, the Academy Award for Best Sound Creation, the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and joined the National Film Registries in 2000.

The films of the twentieth century include many distinguished films on the cinematic level, films that have the features of technical integration between photography, directing, script and montage, and each of them has a memory stuck in the mind either with a scene or an acting performance or even with the soundtrack, and most of these films enjoy a great level of Popular and the masses, with their different cultures and ages, a clear artistic difference in most of these films, and many of them contributed to political and societal reforms, films that were and still are considered among the best films in the entire cinematic history.

It was very difficult to include or talk about all the films of the twentieth century in this article. The original of 100 movies, if you haven’t seen one, go see it right away.

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IMDb’s Best Movies of the 20th Century: The Best Movies You’ll Never Get tired of

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