The Six Best Movies Ever Made
Movies are a subjective medium. People love them based on their own personal preferences, personality traits and intellect. However, some films transcend these reasons, and when they do, they make the best movie lists of critics and laypeople alike. The six best movies ever made range from a flick with a murderer as the main character to one saved by angels.
Director Quentin Tarantino takes the film technique of intertwining characters' lives to another level in the 1994 drama 'Pulp Fiction.' Honey Bunny and Pumpkin start the first act of the film by robbing a diner. The film changes scenes, and viewers are treated to a discussion between two hitmen that touches on illegal drugs and what a Big Mac is called in Paris. Crime, violence and a dance contest enter the picture as the movie introduces you to an aging boxer, a cocaine-addicted failed actress and a mob boss. 'Pulp Fiction's' complex storyline and amusing conversations will inspire you to view the film several times.
'It's a Wonderful Life'
With a storyline that includes George Bailey's impossible to achieve travel aspirations and the evil Mr. Potter's single-minded focus on building his empire, 'It's a Wonderful Life' is a tale that ultimately reminds viewers of the importance of family. Starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, the cast's emotional performances will put you in touch with your feelings about your own family and friends while the movie's angel hero will remind you that you are important to them.
'E.T. The Extra Terrestrial'
Steven Spielberg makes aliens lovable in this 1982 classic film. Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore star in 'E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,' and John Williams composed the film's emotion tugging score. While collecting plant samples on Earth, a gentle alien is stranded. After the alien finds shelter in a nearby family's storage shed, Elliott, played by Henry Thomas, discovers him and brings him into his family's home. When Elliott introduces the alien to his sister, who is portrayed by Drew Barrymore, the little girl names the creature E.T. This uplifting movie will have you rooting for E.T. to find his way home.
The 1977 action film is set in another time and within deep space. George Lucas wrote and directed 'Star Wars' while Mark Hamill, Alex Guinness, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are the movie's main actors. The story begins with Luke Skywalker joining the Rebel Alliance after obtaining ownership of two androids and partnering with Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Upon discovering that the droids are in possession of architectural plans outlining the Galactic Empire's intention to build a planet-destroying Death Star, Luke sets out on a mission with Obi-Wan to rescue the Rebel Alliance's leader Princess Leia and save the galaxy. 'Star Wars' lets you leave your everyday life behind as you visit another galaxy that's far, far away.
Steven Spielberg's foray into World War II history resulted in the making of the film 'Schindler's List.' Based on actual events, the movie stars Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley. Neeson portrays Oskar Schindler who starts a company selling kitchen products. His company is successful because Schindler schmoozes to win military contracts. As the war continues, the businessman saves money by using Jewish people to run his factory. Once he sees the suffering and death that the Nazis bring to the Jewish people, Schindler uses his business to save as many of them as possible. The film ends with Schindler losing his fortune and saving at least 1,100 people from the hands of the Nazis. 'Schindler's List' will give you a realistic peek at the past while reminding you of humanity's good and bad side.
Making the horror genre what it is today, 'Psycho' is often referred to as the most significant thriller flick ever made. Anthony Perkins, John Gavin and Vera Miles star in the film while Alfred Hitchcock directed it. The film begins with a secretary who is on the run after embezzling money from her boss. When she stops at a secluded motel for the night, Norman Bates, the motel's owner and manager, murders her. As the movie progresses, viewers discover that Norman resides in a beautiful and creepy Victorian manor. He also has a complicated relationship with his mother. After watching the film, you may be inspired to reevaluate your own familial relationships.
A Few Final Thoughts
Movies allow people to enter another world. Through film, you can enjoy a mental departure like no other. By watching this list of the best movies ever made, you'll have the chance to explore the imaginations of the world's greatest filmmakers.