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My Top 50 Movies Of All Time (revised Oct 2017)

If any of your favorite is missed leave a comment telling me its name

Top 50 Movies Of All Time (revised July 2015)


This movie I have seen over 50 times and still love it, I one time watched this movie 3 times in one day. The star of this movie that made it what it is, is John Travolta, when he acted as the good guy….he was wonderful. When he changed faces and acted as the bad guy….he was just too brilliant. One of the action movies that made gun face off between two rivals exceptional.


I remember thinking "Boy, it's been a while since a movie scared me".Somebody heard because when I watched this movie, and at the end [spoiler alert] I see this girl come out of the TV; I, my sister and my brother freaked out. I jumped off my chair, my bro took off and my sis as well.


It was a different thing that Disney brought to the screen, a classic true and true. Our first Disney Princess healed with a kiss


Ever experienced the pain of losing someone and thinking you'd be better off, if you could just forget them immediately? Watch this immediately.


Hmm… Let's see. Mystical bad guy who can rip peoples' heart out of their bodies... Check!
New hottie who can’t stand Dr Jones... Check!
Spectacular set pieces and the greatest adventure brewing... Double check!

If you think “The Mummy” was good, guess who O' Connor wishes he could be?


This is one of the best sci-fi movies out there. Based on Philip K. Dick's short novel, if you've read the source material, you'll give a standing ovation to the boys at Dreamworks. Imagine living in a world without crime. That's because you're arrested while you are thinking about it.


The Godfather Part II stands among and will be seen as one of the best sequels out there thanks to the wonderful pairing of two fine actors with Al Pacino as Michael Coeleone, putting up such masterful display of acting that makes you want to hail him from the screen as “The Godfather” and the other actor that was exceptional was Robert De Niro who played young Vito Corleone. The movie casting is one that will remain in the mind of film watchers for a long time.


Hey Doc… what’s up with us being in number 43, sorry yall


After I was done watching this film, I started again and watched it one more time. This is the best martial arts film that there is, there is none like it and the fluidity in the moves by none other than the Drunken Master himself Jackie Chan is one that you have to see to understand why it said to be great.

The story and the wonderful acting of the late Anita Mui (As Ling, Wong Fei Hung’s step mother) was also enough to keep you watching and glued.


You don't want to go take this guy’s daughter, cuz he will kill you, those that know you, those around you and poor unfortunate people who just happen to be in the wrong place, when he is doing it. 

Bryan: I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

Marko: [after a long pause] Good luck


Singin in the rain is a classic musical in the 50’s that will leave you smiling all through as well as laughing. As the movie commences, you have to hold your breath because you don’t picture it coming out as a classic but as time progresses and some of the acts come into play, this movie takes a shape in your mind leaving behind an imprint that you won’t forget.


It earned six Academy Award nominations and won one for Best Original Screenplay. Ridley Scott was nominated for Best Director, and both Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis were nominated for Best Actress.

You have to take the time to see this movie for the awesome performance of the two women and the magnificent portrayal of feminism. They took control of their lives and ward off any one who tried to make them feel small or was on a rescue mission which they did not subscribe to.


They call me Mister Tibbs!Is the memorable phrase in this movie, and then there is the groundbreaking scene in the movie that got a huge support from black people, the scene where Sidney Poitier slapped a white man for daring to strike him. I had to rewind and watch that scene like twice before I was satisfied.

A combination of both Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood, trying to take revenge on a savage gunman who cuts a prostitute. They make watching this interesting. As these two go about trying to get this guy and tagging along with them was a boy who was almost blind.


A story about the far-reaching effects of child abuse and how troubled the abused can actually be.Tim Robbins plays the abused in this tearjerker. Sean Penn made sure we had good time trying to find who killed his daughter, with Tim’s wife being such a snitch in the movie. If i had a wife like that, when i die, I'd come back to haunt her.


Nemo, the idea of a man…, well a fish dad traveling the seas, battling sharks, taking on the jelly fishes and pelicans all to save his son.

Pixar delivers the goods again.


No one better tells the take of rag to riches, then to tragedy like Clint Eastwood did in this four Academy Award winner. Million dollar Baby not only won Best Picture upon its release but gave Morgan Freeman a well deserved award for Best Supporting Actor.


Very popular because it stars Brandon Lee (Bruce Lee's son) who died on the set, while shooting the movie.

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! It had to be here somewhere. The characters created by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, came to life in such an amazing way that they made us all want to go catch us some ghouls.


Modern Times is Chaplin’s take on the desperate employment and fiscal conditions that people faced during the Great Depression that hit the world between the 1930s and lasted till the late 1930s or mid-1940s. Charlie Chaplin took the depression and the problems it caused and found a way to make you laugh it off. Modern times is an addition to the classic movies of the last 100 years, as it stands out as one extremely funny movie, that you have to see before you leave the earth.

No matter how high you are who steals a tiger…? worse still Mike Tysons tiger. These dudes did and made sure for about an hour and a half we laughed our heads off.


One of my top thrilling movies ever, and it was made by one of the best director’s known Steven Spielberg.
This 1993 science fiction adventure film is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. 


A man thinks he starts a club with his new found pal (Brad Pitt) from a bar, a club where you join to beat another club mate, all to find out that your new found pal was you, yourself.

That man is Edward Norton.


May the force be with you. George Lucas made sure that when you watch 4,5,6 you had enough reason to want to watch 1,2 and 3.


Here is the movie that made my childhood grand, it introduces a word you will never forget “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and the movie is the number 1 sing-a-long movie I have ever seen if there ever is such a list.


This movie is outstanding, I have to be honest if you have not seen this movie, you have to. This is the best Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant movie I have seen till date. For me the gem in this movie was Katharine Hepburn, I totally adored her in this movie and fell in love with her character immediately. You will too when you get to see and listen to the hilarious lines she had in the movie.


ET go home, a long time Sci-Fi classic from the quiver of Steven Spielberg. The whole connection between a boy and his alien is what makes this movie outstanding.


My all time cult classic V is just truly a movie for all to see


The scene has Bickle (Robert De Niro) look himself in the mirror and rehearses drawing a gun at someone saying, "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the f#@k do you think you're talking to?"

Taxi Driver was a commercial success, and that can be based majorly on the good work done by Martin Scorsese the director. The movie’s cinematography is also exceptional, from shots taking from the taxi to the one’s of Bickle on the street, it was classic. Scorsese and his cinematographer, Michael Chapman, would fit themselves on the back seat floor and use available light to shoot.

Quentin Tarantino introduced his movie style here, making this movie a master piece. You just have to watch this. It was an all-star cast.

The one thing about this movie that keeps you thinking about it is. First they go to the wrong Ryan, and almost caused a heart attack, by telling him his brothers are dead. Then after enough of his (Tom Hanks) men died they find Ryan and he says he doesn't want to go. I would have dragged him.


Here is a movie that has always found a way to remain in the top of the lists when it comes to the best movies ever done.

Casablanca crosses the genre of drama and romance, the acting was top notch and the movie’s screenplays were so well done, that you will be torn in two for Lily. Humphrey Bogart (Rick) was the perfect prince charming, and also a hero in all ways including love.


A desperate man trying to make it on its own, a love story waiting to happen, movie lines that have stood the test of time and add an egotistic maniac, Cameron Crowe has a masterpiece waiting to explode on your TV screens if you have not been fortunate enough to have seen Jerry Maguire already.


There is this nostalgic feeling you get when you are done watching this classic. I felt like I have forgotten how it feels to watch a romantic movie and actually be happy for those involve when they get together.
Everyone needs a regular dose of “When Harry met Sally…”, once in a while to make you smile with apparently no reason at all.


I haven’t seen a more perfect comedy and cast than this in a while.

Watching this in 2012 and I still find myself laughing my heads off. Thinking, “So this is comedy cross-dressing is supposed to be.” (that is looking at you Big Momma and Tyler Perry)

Ranked as the greatest American comedy by AFI (as at Oct 2012), the movie is a remake of a 1935 French movie, Fanfare d'Amour and was meant to be shot in color but as the makeup of both Curtis and Lemmon was obvious it was then shot in black and white.


Memento is not just a movie it is an artwork, an artwork with editing at its best, continuity at its max and a script that just draws you in. The screenplay is masterful as you are watching the movie from back to front; you get to feel like Leonard himself.

Memento is written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who adapted it from his younger brother Jonathan Nolan’s (Person of Interest creator, writer and executive producer) short story "Memento Mori".

Kevin Spacey, made sure we were all carried away be his tale of Keyser Söze and his crew, that at the end when you find out you've been made a fool of, you just give him a round of applause.

The movie was so cool it seems so short. I was not surprised that Russell Crowe won an Oscar for this.


I loved the fact that the director carried us on a thrilling journey from start to finish. Masterful and superior acting of the boy Haley Joel Osment, makes you love this movie. It was and is the best film I have seen Bruce Willis in.


Not a huge fan of war movies, but some just stand out Saving Private Ryan(1998) is one, and Apocalypse Now is another. The details in the movie, the progression from the point of kill to the execution and “The Horror… the horror” the horror of war, mass killing and the genocide are so well depicted in this movie. Kudos has to go to Francis Ford Coppola who produced and directed this movie.


The thing that catches your eye when watching this movie is the cruelty of war itself, there are just mainly losers no winners, only those who happen to be in-between that suffers, the men behind it sit behind a desk. Spielberg depicted such cruelty in the Camps.


My name is Forrest Gump; my ma calls me Forrest Gump.

This movie ran through the American history like no other, if you need a history lesson watch Forrest Gump. My favorite touch of history woven round him was the part where we find out that it was Forrest Gump that blew the covers off the Water Gate Scandal. Here I laughed hard.

It’s A Wonderful Life, is a classic among classics, nominated for five Oscars without winning any, although the film has since been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, and placed number one on their list of the most inspirational American films of all time. With those famous lines:

George Bailey: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary.

Mary: I'll take it. Then what?

George Bailey: Well, then you can swallow it, and it'll all dissolve, see... and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair... am I talking too much?


At first when you hear Lecter talk saying things like

Hannibal Lecter: First principles, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself? What is its nature? What does he do, this man you seek? 

Clarice Starling: He kills women... 

Hannibal Lecter: No. That is incidental. What is the first and principal thing he does? What needs does he serve by killing? 

Clarice Starling: Anger, um, social acceptance, and, huh, sexual frustrations, sir... 

Hannibal Lecter: No! He covets. That is his nature. And how do we begin to covet, Clarice? Do we seek out things to covet? Make an effort to answer now. 

Clarice Starling: No. We just... 

Hannibal Lecter: No. We begin by coveting what we see every day. Don't you feel eyes moving over your body, Clarice? And don't your eyes seek out the things you want?

You think this guy is so cool and so intelligent, it’s a pity he is a cannibal.

Then he bites someone, cuts off the face of another, to wear it

And says things like

Hannibal Lecter: I do wish we could chat longer, but... I'm having an old friend for dinner. Bye.

Then you know this guy is sick.


Mr Smith goes to Washington is a movie that teaches you the power of being resilient.

Frank Capra and James Stewart who also worked together in the 1946 movie ItsA Wonderful Life, pulled out a perfect combination of acting and directing that will make you the viewer want to be like Mr. Smith.

In a world where politics is a dirty game of, “if you can’t beat them, join them.” Mr Smith (James Stewart) was faced with the task of being the odd one out as he wanted to stand for what he believed in.



Based on Harper Lee's novel of the same name, to kill a mockingbird is ranked the best courtroom by the American Film Institute (AFI), and the protagonist Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) is ranked number 1 in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains.

This drama will both inspire you and teach you, it makes you feel all the warmth you have missed over the years of CGI technology. Adding to this movie is the cast of children, whose plain naivety makes the movie a whole lot better.


A tragedy drama, which packs a punch each scene you find yourself looking forward to what Jack is going to do next.

I remember the feeling I had the first time I watched this movie over 10 years ago, the feeling was mutual watching it again in 2012.


Let me say, I have been blessed to have watched this movie more than 20 times. The great thing about the movie is still looking forward to watching it again. What makes this movie one of a kind? Hmm…let me see, is it the fact that you get to love the characters as the movie develops, or the narrative style of the director, or the lovable screenplay.


The Godfather will always stand as one of the best mafia crime drama films out there. With a story line that draws you in, and acting that makes you grin with delight, The Godfather is a classic among classics whose screenplay and legacy has been known to influence many crime dramas after it.

Alright who took it, who got it, where is it…don’t make me go Gollum on you.

‘He took it from us, my precious’. Come on!!!

I remember watching the first part (fellowship of the ring), and at the end my sister and I went, ‘no, no this can’t be the end they just got to be more. This is my all-time favorite. This is my number one


  1. Amazing list.Quite diverse but I didnt see any horror flicks on this list. LOTR deserves first place but personally, I feel A beautiful mind and Slumdog Millionaire should have found a place on the list.Kudos to the reviewer though

  2. Hmm... slumdog?????
    Horror flicks, The Ring, is there... which other Horror movie is that good.

  3. From the List

    1960 - 1979: 4 Movies

    1980 - 1989: 9 Movies

    1990 - 1999: 24 Movies

    2000 - 2004: 18 Movies

    2005 - 2009: 5 Movies

  4. Also from the list

    2002 was the best year having 6 Movies

    while 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2003 have 4 Movies each

    and 1984, 1990 & 2004 with 3 Movies each

    between 1990 and 2009
    only 1996 and 2008 don't have an entry.

  5. Hard to rate any of these movies, they 're just too good!
    :just took out an helicopter with a car
    Bruce: I was out of bullets...

    Bruce: I wonder what'll set off the metal detectors first...

    Gone are the days when the movies were worth the time.

  6. I totally accept.
    Now a days you watch a movie and you just find it hard to remember anything that happened in it.

    We just watch out of boredom

  7. No batman movie!.................i mean anyone of them.........ok no nipple version sha.
    Inception anyone?
    well it's ur list sha

  8. hmm batman the 1st maybe
    inception love the movie but no

    Batman the 1st maybe micheal keaton was good enough for me

  9. Dark Knight should be there. Please, put dark knight. I mean its dark knight, for Pete's sake. Any Christopher Nolan film belongs on any top anything list: Memento, Inception, Prestige, Any Batman he directed.

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  11. oh yes!!!!!!!..taken was wonderfullllllll
    i fell in love with liam in that movie!
    ohh..and the mummy 1 and i ges they're nt included in ur list..twas one one of those movies that reminded me of indiana jones bt in a cool kinda way
    i was thrilled wen i first saw d muvie and well done to stephen summers fr d sand effects and water effects
    well..ur blog best muvie list aint bad either!!

  12. You know wat will be fun? you posting your own top 15 movies (fifteen), here as a comment to this post. try, let me comment for a change.

    am waiting

  13. real steel?

    comeon those guys should never make any list.

    Jingle All The Way

    Sinbad, and arnold No way!!!

    comeon, you can do better

  14. well..wat u wanna say is those guys shd nt mk ur own
    so dez that mean the odas re better or wat?
    well..real steel worked fr me tho..C'mon!! jingle all the way was nyc!..ibk and i still gist abt it and laugh abt it till present day 2012!!..if i had my way, i'd prob download it
    STAR dust!!!!yes!!star dust!!..i watched it again wif my frnds and dy couldnt frget d muvie
    yup..TANGLED!..i still stand strong on that..just d same way u like winnie d pooh and some ppl cant even stand d sght of cartoons..thats d same way i love tangled
    so pls gv me a good reason why u find fault wit the picked out ones...
    i want a gud reason ryt away!!! im waitin

  15. hey tosin..i want to see ds muvie..the darkest hour..wat do u tink bfr i go ahead
    then extremely loud and incredibly close..the chronicles and j edgar?

  16. extremely loud and incredibly close, is a drama based on a novel, so if you ready, to re;ive some historical events that being the 9/11 attack go ahead. (i havent seen it)

    j edgar: this is a movie i couldnt bring my self to watch, it is about the FBI first director Edgar Hover (sure you have heard the name), it is also a drama, so if you are down with history here again is another..

    will be seeing chrinicle soon, soon it is Sci-Fi and am not much of a sci-fi fan.

    also darest hour is also sci-fi and am kinda biased wen it comes to sci - fi (it must be fanatastic or i will hate it), so cant advice you on it.

  17. about your list it is good but no Lrd of the rings means there is something wrong...that is my reason.

  18. This is an alternative list.Most of "my" favorite movies are already on T Laguda's list so, I'm diversifying. Suppose I had 2 make a Top 15 movie list of movies not on T Lag's list.
    In no specific order.

    The Matrix
    Real Steel
    Disney's The Kid
    Superman 1 ###
    Never Ending Story 1
    Bourne Ultimatum
    The Last Samurai
    The Color Purple
    Legend Of The Drunken Master

    ### indicates my favorite movie of the lot.As the issue of best/favorite is highly subjective,one can only use his/her enjoyment while watching said movie for rating.

    Honorable mentions: Back To The Future 2,Spiderman 2,Minority Report,Face/Off,Two Towers,Up,Its A Wonderful Life,Taken,Starwars,

  19. Why is real steel on everybody's list

  20. @T laguda..loool
    now look at who's d odd one out..hehehe
    pls gv me a gud reason y real steel shdnt be on ur own list
    well..Im a Lord of the Rings myt just be one of my honorable mentions bt nt a fil i could keep watchin ova and ova and ova agin without gettin tired
    my list comprises of muvies i can watch ova and ova again and i hv watched more than once or twice or thrice already...
    thanks fr d muvie info tho..

  21. We Where soldiers???
    Die Another day???
    Training Day
    In Pursuit of happiness???
    Forbidden Kingdom???
    Five pounds???
    hey guys all the above movies dont even get a say.....there are many other great movies
    On what basis do u make ur lists

  22. @Dre...
    Except for We Where soldiers, all the movies you listed above will not even enter my top 100.

    Troy...Forbidden Kingdom (come on)

    Five Pounds the B-movie, or is it Seven Pounds the dumb movie.

  23. Dre, seriously? Die another Day? U've gotta b kidding