Movie grossing reflects more on popularity than quality, still it is interesting to know top ten movie bestsellers: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (US Box Office $936M), Avatar ($761M), Titanic ($659M), The Avengers ($623M), The Dark Knight ($533M), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace ($475M), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope ($461M), The Dark Knight Rises ($448M), Shrek 2 ($436M), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($425M).
Oscar statuette The most prestigious American award of the film industry is Oscar - the famous Academy Award statuette. The most important Academy Awards, out of twenty-five technical and creative categories, are Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Writing. In its history, only three films have swept all five of them: It Happened One Night (1934), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The record for most awards belong to the following three films (each won 11 Oscars): Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Ten latest Best Picture awards were: Moonlight (2016), Spotlight (2015), Birdman (2014), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Argo (2012), The Artist (2011), The King's Speech (2010), The Hurt Locker (2009), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), No Country for Old Men (2007).
Palme d'Or logo Palme d'Or ("Golden Palm") is the most prestigious award given out at Cannes Film Festival for the best film. Recent Palme d'Or awards: I, Daniel Blake (2016), Dheepan (2015), Winter Sleep (2014), Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Amour (2012), The Tree of Life (2011), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), The White Ribbon (2009), The Class (2008), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006).
Golden Globe award statueGolden Globe Awards are given annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Motion picture awards include 14 categories such as Best Motion Picture - Drama (the 2015 winner is Boyhood), Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (the 2015 winner is The Grand Budapest Hotel), Best Foreign Language Film (the 2015 winner is Leviathan) and Best Animated Feature Film (the 2015 winner is How to Train Your Dragon 2). Only One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) won the Golden Globes in all five major categories (Best Motion Picture - Drama, Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay). Also record five Globes, but in other categories were awarded to Doctor Zhivago (1965), Love Story (1970), The Godfather (1972) and A Star Is Born (1976). Golden Globe Awards Ceremony is one of the most-watched movie award shows behind only the Oscars.
Metacritic summarizes reviews from the world's most respected movie critics and provides a single number capturing the essence of critical opinion called Metascore. Metascore ranges from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating a better movie. From the Best Movies of All Time Metacritic list, the following movies have the perfect Metascore of 100: The Wizard of Oz (1939), Journey to Italy (1954), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Leopard (1963), Balthazar (1966), The Conformist (1970), The Godfather (1972), Fanny and Alexander (1982), Best Kept Secret (2013), Boyhood (2014).
The Tomatometer rating from Rotten Tomatoes is also based on the reviews of hundreds of movie critics and represents the percentage of positive opinions for a given film. The Top 100 Movies Of All Time list based on the Tomatometer ratings starts with the following ten movies: The Wizard of Oz (1939), Citizen Kane (1941), The Godfather (1972), The Third Man (1949), A Hard Day's Night (1964), Modern Times (1936), All About Eve (1950), Metropolis (1927), Selma (2014), Singin' in the Rain (1952).
IMDb is the most popular movie site with user polls and reviews. Its Top 250 movies list considers votes only from regular IMDb voters, making ratings even more balanced. Good Movies List utilizes IMDb users score as the most important ranking factor.
Best movies of all time
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Schindler's List (1993)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967)
Fight Club (1999)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
The Matrix (1999)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
City of God (2002)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Spirited Away (2001)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
American History X (1998)
City Lights (1931)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Modern Times (1936)
Rear Window (1954)
The Green Mile (1999)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Pianist (2002)
The Departed (2006)
Back to the Future (1985)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Prestige (2006)
The Lion King (1994)...
Best new movies now in theaters
The Greatest Showman
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Disaster Artist
The Shape of Water
Best movies of 2017
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Big Sick
War for the Planet of the Apes
Recent online/Blu-ray good movie releases: Coco, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Florida Project, Wonder, Only the Brave.
You can rent or buy greatest films ever made from the most reputable brands like Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Hulu, VUDU, CinemaNow, and Target Ticket on DVD, Blu-ray disks and in the streaming format to watch online. Create your own movie list from best movies presented on this site.
Amazon instant video logoAmazon Instant Video gives you instant access to the great movies on a Mac or PC through your web browser without requiring the download of large video files or installation of additional video player software. 24 or 48 hours rental for a film costs about $3. You can buy highest rated classic movies to watch any time for $7 and new motion picture releases (after completed cinema release) for $15. Amazon Prime for an annual membership fee of $99 gives you unlimited access to a subset of all available instant movies to watch online. And, of course, you can order traditional DVD and Blu-ray disks online from Amazon.com.
Netflix logo As a Netflix member you can watch unlimited number of movies and TV episodes streaming over the Internet to computers, TVs and other Internet-connected devices for a $7.99 monthly subscription (Basic plan). Standard $9.99 plan adds HD quality and Premium $11.99 plan adds Ultra HD quality. Additionally you can get DVD and Blu-ray discs by mail from Netflix. Unlimited DVDs (1 DVD out-at-a-time plan) is $8 a month. With DVDs by mail, you'll get an even broader selection of best films and TV episodes. You can exchange each DVD as often as you want with no due dates or late fees. To get more good movies from Netflix, you can add access to Blu-ray discs to your account at any time for an additional $2 a month. To find availability of the best movies on Netflix, select your favorite category on this site and look for buttons with the Netflix logo.
iTunes logo In Apple's iTunes Store you can buy or rent very good movies to see in standard or high definition, download films from your list of the best movies and watch on your Mac, PC, Apple TV, or iOS device. With select films you get special features called iTunes Extras, which includes deleted and alternate scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, cast and crew interviews, trailers, and photos. 24 hours rental for a film costs on average $3. You can purchase older motion pictures to your collection for $6 and latest releases for $15.
Hulu Plus logoHulu Plus lets you watch any number of popular TV shows and acclaimed films for $8 a month with modest advertising or for $12 per month ad-free. For example, it includes a list of 900 greatest movies from the Criterion Collection. Streaming to computers, TVs, mobile devices and game stations is supported.
VUDU logoVUDU lets you stream movies to Blu-ray players, computers, Internet-connected televisions, many of the gaming systems and mobile devices. It works on a pay-per-view basis without a monthly subscription fee. You can rent a new movie for about $6, and buy for $17. VUDU makes most popular movies available for watching with content licensing from major and independent movie studios. It is also offers UltraViolet users digital versions of DVD and Blu-ray disks purchased in retail stores.
CinemaNow logoCinemaNow is a movie streaming service very similar to VUDU, available to viewers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. You can rent a new movie release for about $6, and buy for $15-$20. One disadvantage is that it doesn't offer some discounts available from other services. Movie playback is provided from the cloud to most popular devices like tablet, mobile, game console, TV or Blu-ray player.