In the past hundred years, several movies have been around and Hollywood has given us several unforgettable characters as well as stories. Here in this article, we have listed the top ten best classic movies that you need to watch at least once in your lifetime. All these listed-down movies are a mix of recent hits, unforgettable classics, and the movies that you have watched while growing up. Don’t forget to take some time out and add all of these movies to your upcoming watchlist.
1. Schindler’s List (1993)
It isn’t any sort of surprise especially when you see Steven Spielberg’s name in the list of best-rated movies of all time. Moreover, given his penchant for creating different beloved films, there has to be a number that can conceivably remain in the top ten. However, Schindler’s list is one of his most difficult movies to be watched and which ranks the highest making it appropriate being one of his best jobs as a director.
The movie Schindler’s list is a harrowing story and a real-life tale of Mr. Oskar Schindler and his overall attempts to save citizens from the dreadful Nazi rule in Germany. While Oskar Schindler might be a great hero, the film is as effective as a horrific depiction of the Holocaust. Completely shot in monocolored, this film can surely last in the minds of viewers for several upcoming years.
2. Pulp Fiction (1994)
The movie Pulp Fiction can be easily regarded as a masterpiece and it is undoubtedly hard to argue with that fact. The movie especially intercuts between several other stories set in the underworld of Los Angeles. Director Quentin Tarantino takes different familiar crime stories and then gives them his own special twist. This movie is fast-paced, unpredictable, and has numerous quotable
3. Forest Grump (1994)
Director Tom Hanks has perhaps created the most iconic movie character of all time with this titular character in the Forrest Gump. The movie follows different misadventures of a simple and sweet boy called Forrest as he inadvertently enters himself into several biggest moments in American history. In this movie, Hank has given a wonderful performance especially by infusing characters with enough heart and charm in order to save himself from seeming cartoonish. This movie is touching, funny, and entertaining thereby remaining a crowd-pleasing adventure for all these years.
4. Fight Club (1999)
The movie Fight Club stands as one of the most popular films and one of the exciting works of David Fincher in the 90s. Furthermore, the movie is known to star Edward Norton especially as working personnel whose life changes completely after he meets Tyler Durden. Both of the two then start a club, especially for grown-up men to beat each other up. The brutal violence, dark humor, and warped philosophies make this movie a thrilling watch, and the twisty ending can make viewers want to rewatch the movie again and again.
5. 12 Angry Men (1957)
While almost all the movies listed here fall under the category of giant epics, the movie 12 Angry Men, by comparison, is much smaller. However that, in particular, has nothing to lessen its impact. The entire movie was set inside a juror’s room as twelve men debate on a criminal murder case, that they have overseen. In the movie it can be seen that one voice insisting the accused is completely innocent, the movie further details the life or death debate that ensues.
The movie setting might seem dull to some, but it only gives the movie a sense of intensity. Moreover, the brilliant filmmaking makes the whole room seem more and more confined and claustrophobic especially while the debate rages on. This movie, 12 Angry Men is stunning proof that all small-scale films can actually pack a big punch.
6. Beauty And The Beast (1991)
The recent remake of the movie “Beauty and the Beast” might rank in a large amount in the box office, but it was the 1991 animated version of the movie that actually holds up as a bonafide work of art. First released by Walt Disney amid a major comeback, this movie tells a tale that is as old as time. It is all about a young prince who has doomed to exist as a beast unless and until he is able to earn the love of his captive and then reverse the spell. This is undoubtedly a charming movie provided that one doesn’t think too hard about some of the disturbing implications.
7. 12 Years A Slave (2013)
The movie 12 Years A Slave is based on the overall memoir of Solomon Northup (1853). The movie tells us the story of a free black man who belongs from the North and was abducted and sold into slavery down the south. Over a period of twelve long years, both Solomon and his peers suffered unspeakable abuse and torment especially at the hands of a sadistic slave owner. The movie is known to win three different Academy Awards including the best picture.
8. The Big Lebowski (1998)
In case you love watching crime comedies then you must surely watch the movie “The Big Lebowski”. The movie is clearly marked as a cult classic and furthermore, this film is noted for its comedic dream sequence, eccentric characters, wide soundtrack, and distinct dialogues.
9. Vertigo (1958)
This movie Vertigo is probably Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous film. This movie is regularly topping the best movie list and it is undoubtedly one of the best classic movie royalty. This is undoubtedly an old-school thriller having a lot of suspense, towering performance as well as plot twists from the Tom Hanks of the 50’s James Stewart.
10. It Happened One Night (1934)
The movie It Happened One Night might have been made during World War but it is a nice, fresh and modern story that somewhat feels like it has been filmed just yesterday. In the movie, Clark Gable has played the role of a journalist who accidentally falls for an heiress who was on the run from her father. The movie is romantic, silly, and genuinely funny and is further filled with an old-school charm.