Top 10 Films of All Time
The ultimate list of top 10 films of all times is usually intensely personal as it is based on a biased opinion of movie goers, survey participants and various categories of awards. The movie enthusiasts are willing to provide their opinion for the top ten movie list. Different polls are conducted by film directors and they tend to be based on the value of the theme and technical content, whereas polls conducted amongst the public are mainly concentrated on the popularity to create the top ten lists.
Below you will find the chronological list of top ten films, which have captured the interest of millions of viewers for decades, and their reputation remains strong even today.
1. Wuthering Heights
Made in 1939. It is Emily Bronte’s story of tragic love between a materialistic girl, played by Merle Oberon, and a shy, but proud stable boy, played by Lawrence Olivier. This is a true classic of the old cinema.
2. The Giant
Made in 1956. George Steven’s Oscar winning version of a bestseller about a life in Texas, cattleman, oil and racial injustice. Main roles played by Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean.
3. Love Me Tender
Made in 1956. First move ever made by Elvis Presley. Intense drama about history of a farm boy who stayed behind while his three brothers fought the Civil War. Directed by Robert Webb.
4. Ben Hur
Made in 1959. Main role played by Charlton Heston. American epic portraying a wealthy merchant in Jerusalem. This top 10 movie has a religious tint to it as it is focused on the life of Jesus. The film has won 11 Academy Awards.
5. The Diary of Ann Frank
Made in 1959. The plot is focused on the lives of two Jewish families hiding from the Nazis, during the World War II, in Amsterdam. This top ten movie is based on a true story, written by a young Jewish girl, who unfortunately did not survive the war.
6. Planet of the Apes
Made in 1968. Fantasy feature placed in futuristic times. A team of astronauts lands on a planet where dignified apes rule with the iron fist, and humans are mute and treated as animals. Main plot addresses the shift in evolution based on regression of human population. Charlton Heston plays the main character.
7. Two Mules for Sister Sara
Made in 1970. Clint Eastwood and Shirley McClain star. A yarn about a nun and a mercenary developing a close friendship, and understanding of each, other during a grueling journey through the desert.
8. Play Misty for Me
Made in 1971. Clint Eastwood plays a disk jockey whose most devoted fan is psychotic. This top 10 thriller paved the way for future stalker movies and was instrumental in shedding more light on the poorly understood subject of personality disorder.
9. American Graffiti
Made in 1973. A comedy drama presenting the life of a teenage boy in 1962 California. Brilliant actors, such as Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, play the main characters and portray a clear view of the decade through humor and varsity of problems addressed in this top 10 epic.
Made in 1997. Top 10 featured based on a real story, but fictionalized to fit the inspiration of a romantic drama. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are the main characters from tragically different spheres of society, who fell in love during the sea voyage to America. Their love affair ends when the Titanic is shipwrecked and it is ultimately sunken. This top then film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 11 of them.