The Best Movies of All Time

Can you recall at least one movie that has been your absolute favorite to date? We are sure you can! But it is not necessary that everyone agrees with your movie taste. Different types of people prefer different movie genres. This is why any debate over the variety of elements that produce the best movies of all time is time-wasting and pointless.

To make everyone happy, we decided to put together a list of all-time favorite movie masterpieces. No matter what you are looking for action, drama, comedy, romance, horror, mystery, and thriller. There are certain film, which if you have never watched them before, now may be a perfect time to check them out. So, let’s dig in.

Citizen Kane

Genre: Mystery / Drama

Year of Release: 1941

Directed by: Orson Welles

Cast: Orson Welles, Dorothy Comingore, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Ruth Warrick

Written by: Orson Welles, Herman J. Mankiewicz

IMDb Rating: 8.3 / 10

Citizen Kane is a mystery revolving around the final utterance of the publishing tycoon, Charles Foster Kane. The movie is bound to keep you guessing till the last minute as reporters continue their investigation to find the hidden meaning behind the tycoon’s last words; ‘Rosebud’.


Genre: Romance / Drama / War

Year of Release: 1942

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid, Conrad Veidt, Claude Rains

Written by: Philip G. Epstein, Julius J. Epstein, Howard Koch, Murray Burnett, Joan Alison

IMDb Rating: 8.5 / 10

Casablanca is a story about a cynical American emigrant who strives to make up his mind about whether or not he should offer help to his ex-lover and her refugee husband in running away from French Morocco.

The Dark Knight

Genre: Crime / Drama / Action

Year of Release: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Written by: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane

IMDb Rating: 9.0 / 10


When the danger, also called the Joker, inflicts disorder and destruction on the residents of Gotham City, Batman must take it as one of the most difficult physical and psychological tests of his powers and ability ]to fight cruelty, brutality, corruption, and injustice.


Singin’ in the Rain

Genre: Romance / Musical / Comedy

Year of Release: 1952

Directed by: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen

Cast: Donald O’Connor, Gene Kelly, Jean Hagen, Debbie Reynolds, Millard Mitchell

Written by: Adolph Green, Betty Comden

IMDb Rating: 8.3 / 10

Singin’ in the rain is a light transition story of a production company from silent films to talkies. You will enjoy witnessing the difficulties that the film cast faces during the transition to music.



Genre: Thriller / Horror / Mystery

Year of Release: 1960

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam

Written by: Robert Bloch, Joseph Stefano

IMDb Rating: 8.5 / 10


A perfect combination of horror and mystery, Psycho is a movie about a phoenix secretary who steals $40,000 from one of her employer’s clients, escapes quickly, and ends up in a remote motel that a young man runs under the authority of his mother.


Apocalypse Now

Genre: War / Drama / Mystery

Year of Release: 1979

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Martin Sheen, Sam Bottoms, Marlon Brando, Frederic Forrest, Robert Duvall

Written by: Francis Ford Coppola, John Milius, Michael Herr

IMDb Rating: 8.4 / 10


Apocalypse now is a film about a US Army officer, Captain Willard, who serves in Vietnam. He is ordered to go to Cambodia on a threatening mission to murder a treacherous colonel who not only considers himself as a god but has also somehow managed to gain the trust of a local ethnic group.

Bottom Line

There are undoubtedly several amazing, brilliant, and worth-watching movies out there that you may not find in our aforementioned list of top movies. We have tried our best to cover all genres in our list though. So, what are you waiting for? Subscribe to the best Cable TV providers in your area, grab a box of popcorn, and start binge-watching your favorite movies right now!