IMDB 250 BEST FILMS

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Every other month we take a look at a movie on the Internet Movie Database’s List of the the TOP 250 FILMS OF ALL-TIME.  These are movies that transcend a simple “My Favorite Scene” column.  These are movies that are hard to just pry five gems from, but we do and examine the film overall. The logo and list itself are the property of the IMDB; this series is just an analysis of the items that make it up.  

As it is a living list, it is bound to change over time, so our rule as we advance will be that new entries to the list that insert themselves over our progress will not be examined until one year after their theatrical release.  I will not constantly change the numbering on this list to match the 250. Every 10 entries I will rearrange them on this page to reflect their current ranking on IMDB, but the original articles will stay as they are.

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) directed by Frank Darabont

Tim Robbins, The Shawshank Redemption

2. The Godfather (1972) directed by Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather, Vito Corleone, Marlon Brando

3. The Godfather Part II (1974) directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Godfather, Godfather Part II, Al Pacino, Michael Corleone, Fredo Corleone

4. The Dark Knight (2008) directed by Christopher Nolan
Joker, Heath Ledger, Batman, Christian Bale, The Dark Knight

5. Schindler’s List (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg
Liam Neeson, Schindler's List, Oskar Schindler

6. 12 Angry Men (1957) directed by Sidney Lumet
12 Angry Men

7. Pulp Fiction (1994) directed by Quentin Tarantino
John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction

8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
directed by Peter Jackson
Frodo Baggins, Elijah Wood, The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King, The Return of the King

9. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
directed by Sergio Leonne
Clint Eastwood, The Good The Bad and The Ugly

10. Fight Club (1999) directed by David Fincher
Edward Norton, FIght Club

11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
directed by Peter Jackson
Balrog, Gandalf, Ian McKellan, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

12. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
directed by Irving Kerschner

13. Forrest Gump (1994) directed by Robert Zemeckis

 

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