Cinema is a passion for many people. Here are the 25 best movies of all time that every movie buff must have seen at least once.
The best action and drama movies of all time
Action and fiction films are most often awarded at the Oscars, because their production requires real technical prowess. Here are 5 of the best action movies of all time according to audiences.
1/ The Godfather
2/ Schlindler’s list
In the drama category , this fascinating and moving film tells how the Nazi industrialist of Austrian nationality, Oskar Schlindler, was able to save the lives of the many Jews who worked for him during the Second World War. This film directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1993 is crowned with seven Oscars.
A bit of history, adventure and a lot of action characterize the cult film Gladiator released in 2000. It made director Ridley Scott famous. This feature film has won positive reviews since its release and has collected nearly 100,000 votes on AlloCiné, including 92% with 4 to 5 star ratings. It notably presents the power of the Roman Empire during its golden age and is considered the best history film of all time.
4/ Green Book: On the roads of the south
The realization of this biographical film is signed Peter Farrelly . The story takes place in 1962, in full segregation. Italian-American Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) must lead and protect Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-renowned black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. The two foreigners, who have become friends along the way, have to face humiliations and numerous persecutions. Critical success, this action film released on September 11, 2018 was awarded three Oscars and became one of the best films of all time.
This action sci-fi movie starring Keanu Reeves is actually a philosophically grounded movie with an excellent rating. Thomas Anderson, an anonymous code programmer, and also one of the most wanted hackers in cyberspace, is contacted by a certain Morpheus. Together they enlist to attempt to destroy the Matrix and fight its terrible users at the pinnacle of capitalism.
The best romantic comedy movies according to critics
Here are now the 5 best romance movies with a touch of comedy that have marked the cinema the most.
1/ Forrest Gump
Seeing the world and interpreting things according to the perceptions of Forrest Gump, a simple and pure man who fell in love with his childhood friend. This is what this film, which won the best actor award for Tom Hanks, offers. This very touching dramatic comedy takes us on a trip to the United States from the 1960s to the end of the 20th century. He gives us great life lessons.
2/ Twilight Love 2: I want you
This romantic film tells the love story between Hugo, a young rebel with a tender heart, and the beautiful Gin, a bubbly girl full of surprises. But their idyll will be disturbed by the memories of Babi, Hugo’s ex whom he cannot completely forget.
3/ When Harry met Sally
This romantic comedy with actors Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan is a great classic. They embody the two lovebirds Harry and Sally. After college, the two young people lose sight of each other for 5 years before finding themselves by chance in an airport. Both are already engaged and seem to live the great love. But 5 years later, they meet again, being both single. This is where the real romance begins.
4/ Dirty Dancing
This cult film by Emile Ardolino depicts the passionate and tumultuous love between Baby (Jennifer Grey), a girl from a good family, and the irresistible dance coach Johnny (Patrick Swayze). The strict and bourgeois way of life of the young girl will be upset by the discovery of dirty dancing, a sensual dance to which she takes a liking. The final scene where Baby and Johnny dance fabulously to the Oscar-winning soundtrack The Time of My Life has become cult.
5/ Pretty Woman
Released in 1990, Pretty Woman is the film that propelled Julia Roberts to the top according to critics. Sharing the bill with actor Richard Gere, she forms one of the best acting duos, like Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Pretty Woman is the story of a couple formed by a bubbly and carefree former prostitute and a businessman who regains a taste for life thanks to her. Their arrangement is going well until feelings get involved.
The best thriller movies of all time with a good rating on Google
For fans of thrillers and grueling films, here are the 5 best films to see at least once.
Bong Joon-Ho’s Korean film Parasite immediately garnered audiences’ reactions when it was released in 2019. It ranked among the best thriller and drama films of all time. The story is that of the Ki-taek family who implement a scheme so that each member becomes an employee of the wealthy Park family. Critics of this feature film are unanimous, especially in France.
2/ The Shining
The Shining released in 1980 and directed by Stanley Kubrick is the adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel. Having become a great classic in the thriller category, this film keeps you breathless with a surprising plot. The general atmosphere of the scenario which takes place in the snowy mountains and completely isolated immerses you in the mysteries of dementia.
3/ Get out
This horror film released on May 3, 2017 chronicles the intriguing and shocking hell that an African-American named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) goes through when he goes to meet the family of his white girlfriend Rose. Indeed, the strange passions and practices of her future in-laws hide a terrible secret. This thriller deserves its place in this list and enjoys an excellent rating.
This masterpiece directed by Steven Spielberg received many positive reviews. Having become a great classic of the Thriller genre, this film bears witness to the highly developed technical ingenuity for a film released in 1975.
5/ The silence of the lambs
Inspired by real events, the thriller film ” The Silence of the Lambs ” is prohibited for children under 16. It is directed by Thomas Harris and Ted Tally. Psychopath and serial killer Buffalo Bill terrorizes the Midwest by kidnapping and murdering young women. In order to trap him, the young FBI agent Clarice Starling will question Hannibal Lecter. The latter, formidably smart and focused on cannibalism, has valuable information about Buffalo Bill. But the ex-psychopath agrees to help only if the young woman reveals information about her private life.
The best fantasy movies of all time
Fantasy films are also very popular with moviegoers. Here are 5 from the list of the best fantasy movies you’ve probably seen.
1/ The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Directed by Peter Jackson, this second installment of the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy is darker and more revealing. It takes us on a journey through Middle-earth, discovering Aragorn’s legacy. This film was nominated 11 times for the Oscars and won 11 statuettes. The film is available on the Amazon Prime Video streaming platform.
2/ The green line
Very moving, the film “The Green Line” tells how the head penitentiary in block E of the Cold Mountain penitentiary center befriends the captive named John Coffey, a real colossus of 1m 95 accused of the double crime of two little girls. While Coffey will soon be executed in the electric chair, the prison chief discovers that he is actually innocent in addition to possessing extraordinary power.
3/ The Dark Knight
This is the second part of the Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan, and released in 2008. Batman, supported by Lieutenant Jim Gordon, is determined to eradicate the organized crime which sows terror in Gotham City. As his hard work begins to pay off, the Joker once again throws the city into chaos. The film won two Oscars, including Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger. Available for streaming on Canal+.
4/ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The second adaptation of JK Rowling’s hit saga “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” was directed by Chris Columbus. In this second installment of the Harry Potter saga, the wizarding students of Hogwarts are disturbed by mysterious attacks that freeze the victims like statues. The three heroes Harry, Ron and Hermione will then conduct an investigation to find out who is behind these attacks.
Directed by the illustrious James Cameron, Avatar became the second film at the global box office after “Gone with the Wind”. This fantasy and fiction film immerses you in a magical and dangerous adventure in a parallel universe populated by fantastic creatures.
The best animated films of all time
These best animated movies aren’t just for kids. The quality of the script and the background story earned them a high rating and easily won over adult audiences.
1/ The Lion King
From directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff , The Lion King is a beautifully animated film punctuated by unforgettable soundtracks. It tells the long journey and the fight of Simba, the heir to the throne of the savannah. He will stand up to his uncle Scar who stole his place after killing his father, Mufasa. This animated film by Disney won two Oscars and is one of the most viewed and appreciated animated films in France according to a survey.
The cartoon Coco, released in 2017 and available on Netflix, is the result of the collaboration between Disney and Pixar. It relates the adventures of young Miguel who dreams of becoming a musician while his family has banned music for several generations. Wanting to pursue his dream despite everything, he finds himself as if by magic in the very colorful universe of the Land of the Dead. There, he finally meets his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. This compelling, music-tinged story won two Oscars.
3/ Spirited Away
Spirited Away, released in 2001, is a Japanese animated feature film . When her family moves to the city, Chihiro, a 10-year-old girl gets lost in a tunnel that is actually a gateway to a world populated by magicians, witches and monsters.
4/ The Tomb of the Fireflies
This very moving animated film tells the tragic journey of Seita, a teenager who is orphaned when his house is bombed during a battle. He then becomes the sole responsible for his little sister Setsuko. The two try as best they can to survive, but sometimes fate is merciless. This film was voted the saddest cartoon. The animated film is available for streaming on the Netflix platform.
5/ Inside Out
At Headquarters, the control center in 11-year-old Riley’s head, Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness work in harmony, until Riley’s family moves out. This first event changes the life of the little girl who discovers new aspects of her personality. The Joy and Sadness emotions then scramble to help Riley get over it.