February 14, 2011

The Best Film Lists - All Genres (Best Movies of All Time)








SAMPLES

Action

* Die Hard (1988) was voted greatest action movie general polls.
* Seven Samurai (1954) is the highest reviewed action movie.

Animation

* Spirited Away (2001) is the highest-rated anime film.
* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was selected as the best American animated movie ever by the American Film Institute during their 10 Top 10.
* Beauty and the Beast (1991) is number 1 on the general polls.
* Toy Story (1995) was voted number 1 on the Top 100 Animated Features of All Time by general polls.
* What's Opera, Doc? (1957) was voted the greatest animated short by animators, film historians and directors, in general web sources.

Christmas

* A Christmas Story (1983) is AOL's # 1 Christmas movie of all time general web sources.
* It's a Wonderful Life (1946) is number 1 on the general film magazines.
* The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) is ranked number 1 rated polls.

Comedy

* Airplane! (1980) is number 1 on William M. Briggs's list of Top 10 Spoof Movies of All Time.
* Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is the highest reviewed comedy movie at internet sources.
* Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
* National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) was voted number 1 on the internet polls..
* Some Like It Hot (1959) was Best American Film Comedy.
* City Lights (1931) was the best romantic comedy ever.

Comicbook/Superhero

* Persepolis (2007)
* The Dark Knight (2008) is number 1 on the critics.
* Spider-Man 2 (2004)
* X-Men 2 (2003)

Courtroom

* To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) was selected as the best courtroom drama ever by the American Film Institute.

Crime/Gangster

* The Godfather (1972) was selected as the best gangster movie ever by the American Film Institute.
* Goodfellas (1990) was chosen as the greatest crime on critics.

Disaster

* The Poseidon Adventure (1972) was voted best disaster movie in a poll commissioned by UCI cinemas in May 2004.
* Titanic (1997) is the highest-grossing disaster film of all time, and won 11 Academy Awards, the highest number of any disaster films ever made.

Documentary

* Hoop Dreams (1994)
* Bowling for Columbine (2002), Michael Moore's controversial documentary relating gun control and the culture of fear in the United States, heads the list of 20 all-time favorite non-fiction films selected by members of the International Documentary Association (IDA).
* Seven Up! (1964) was voted as the greatest ever documentary in a Channel 4 poll of the 50 Greatest Documentaries in 2005.
* Man on Wire (2008) competed in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary and the World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary. In February 2009, the film won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film, the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
* The Thin Blue Line (1988) won Best Documentary honors from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the National Board of Review, and the National Society of Film Critics. The director, Errol Morris, won an International Documentary Association Award, an Edgar Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship Genius Grant (1989). In 2001, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"
* The Last Waltz.

Epic

* The Battle of Algiers (1966) won the Venice Film Festival Grand Prize and was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Screenplay (Gillo Pontecorvo and Franco Solinas), Best Director (Gillo Pontecorvo) and Best Foreign Language Film. Other awards include The City of Venice Cinema Prize (1966); the International Critics Award (1966); the City of Imola Prize (1966); the Italian Silver Ribbon Prize (director, photography, producer); Ajace Prize of the Cinema d'Essai (1967); the Italian Golden Asphodel (1966); Diosa de Plata at the Acapulco Film Festival (1966); the Golden Grolla (1966); the Riccione Prize (1966);
* Lawrence of Arabia (1962) was voted best epic by readers of Total Film in May 2004. It was selected as the best epic movie ever by the American Film Institute during their 10 Top 10.

Fantasy

* The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
* The Wizard of Oz (1939) was selected as the best American fantasy movie ever by the American Film Institute during their 10 Top 10.

Horror/Thriller

* The Shining (1980) Ranks number 1 on The Moving Arts Film Journal's list of the 25 greatest horror films.
* The Exorcist (1973) was voted scariest movie of all time by Entertainment Weekly and Movies.com,[citation needed] and by viewers of AMC in 2006.
* Psycho (1960). The Alfred Hitchcock classic tops AFI's list of the 100 most thrilling American films.
* King Kong (1933)
* Jaws (1975) was number one in the Bravo network's five-hour miniseries The 100 Scariest Movie Moments in 2004.
* The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Ranks number 1 on Total Film's list of the greatest horror films.

Musical

* A Hard Day's Night (1964).
* Singin' in the Rain (1952) tops the American Film Institute's list of the 25 best American musicals of all time.
* West Side Story (1961).

Mystery

* Rear Window (1954)
* Vertigo (1958) was selected as the best mystery movie ever by the American Film Institute during their 10 Top 10.

Propaganda

* Triumph of the Will (1935), Leni Riefenstahl's documentary film glorifying Adolf Hitler and the 1934 Nazi Party Convention, in Nuremberg is widely perceived, renowned and acknowledged as the best propaganda film ever, although Riefenstahl asserted she intended it only as a documentary.

Religious

* In 1996, the Holy see of the Roman Catholic Church released three lists of recommended films. The three different lists considered films of religious value, virtue (or moral value) and artistic merit. Among the list of 15 religious films considered by the Vatican to be the best ever, were in no particular order, William Wyler's Ben-Hur, The Mission, The Passion of Joan of Arc, and Fred Zinnemann's 1966 version of A Man For All Seasons.

Romance

* Casablanca (1942) was voted the top romantic American film on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions list, and is currently #number 1
* Romeo & Juliet (1968) is currently #1 .

Science fiction

* 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) was selected as the best science fiction movie ever by the American Film Institute during their 10 Top 10.
* Blade Runner (1982) was the best science fiction film.
* E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
* The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was voted number one in Total Film's Top 100 Movies of All Time.

War

* See Gone with the Wind, Casablanca and Schindler's List in the Films
* Paths of Glory (1957) is number 1
* Saving Private Ryan (1998) was voted as the greatest war film in a 2008 Channel 4 poll of the 100 greatest war films.

Western

* The Searchers (1956) was selected as the best western movie ever by the American Film Institute during their 10 Top 10.
* The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) (1966).

Sports

* Murderball (2005)
* Raging Bull (1980) was selected as the best sports movie ever by the American Film Institute during their top 10
* Cinderella Man (2005)
* Le Mans (1971)
* The Natural (1984)
* Coach Carter (2005)
* Caddyshack (1980)
* The Jericho Mile (1979)

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