Top 10 Movies Of All Time

Based on a selection of voting entries from IMDB’s Top 250, and determined by an equation weighting the average rating of the movie, the number of votes for the movie (volume), minimum number of votes to be included in the list, and the mean rating number across the whole number of entries analyzed. The equation used is:  (WR) = (V / (V + M)) * R + (M / (V + M)) * C

Top 5 Movies of All Time

1: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Based on the 1982 novella by Steven King, “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” in his collection “Different Seasons”, The Shawshank Redemption is the greatly loved adaptation that Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, and Bob Gunton turned into a stand alone piece to be remembered by generations hereafter. Director Frank Darabont, who directed The Green Mile five years later, added a voice to this film that made this story of believe, persistance, brotherhood, and smarts, a truly unforgettable film.

2: The Godfather (1972)Harry Dalian, The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola’s notorious film could stand alone as the archetypical crime, mafia movie. The film became initially recognized for its steps away from Hollywood, which including a graceful, gentlemanly approach to crime and violence, and some never before seen on such a wide scale mood lighting by recently deceased Director of Photography Gordon Willis. There is no question that the film is fantastic, while its renown seems built on acclaim compounded over years,

3: The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Coming in right behind the original, The Godfather: Part II chronicles the Don’s war hero son Michael Corleone’s journey further into a life embracing death and darkness as he expands his father’s crime empire farther to Las Vegas and Cuba. The film continues the original’s civil demeanor toward crime and violence, and eloquently extends the charm and thrill of the first. In many lists, Part II is accredited as the best of the two.

4: The Dark Knight (2008)The Dark Knight Movie Poster, Harry Dalian

The Dark Knight showed darkness to audiences in a psychological and cinematic way audiences have never seen before. Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker was seductive and psychological, captivating to the point where audiences could not take their eyes off of him, no matter how contorted his mind, or disturbing his actions. Another benefit of Christopher Nolan’s second film in the trilogy is a wonderful script and moral quandaries for each character, including the competing philosophies of Batman, The Joker, and Harvey Dent.

5: Pulp Fiction (1994)

Just as Harvey Weinstein had found success creating his filmmaking empire bringing “independent” type films to Hollywood, stuff the studio system would have never touched, Quentin Tarantino came around. With his second big film after Reservoir Dogs, this smash hit won the De Palma Award and was picked up for distribution with a binding contract with the Weinstein’s company, Miramax. Pulp Fiction will be a cult and mainstream favorite for as long as we are there to watch.