A Guide to Old and Modern Classic Movies

A movie is both entertainment and art. Some enjoy movies mainly as entertainment and others are considering it as an art form. Movies are also part of its industry and, therefore, a commercial factor exists that sometimes interfere with artistic intentions.

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Action Movies

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Adventure

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Comedy Movies

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crime Movies

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Science Fiction Movies

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War Movies

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horror Movies

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Musical Film

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Thrillers

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The 100 Best Movies In History

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Movie quiz

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Western Movies

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fantasy films

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Japanese Gangster Movies

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Erotic thrillers

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High school films

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The Attraction of Disaster

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BIOPICS OF ARTISTS

X-Men

Drama movies

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Romantic Comedy Movies

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Action Comedy Movies

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Heist and bank robbery

Greatest Movies of All Time

The greatest movies are often the combination of different components there excitement, fascination and delight meets the storytelling, the visual craft and the actors conception of a character. You will find tons of movie tips on this site from the greatest directors, actors and top lists dedicated to genres and periods in the history of film.

The Greatest Movies of All Time can never be presented in any objective or "true" way. It does exist a canon, but there are lots of people disagreeing to a such standard. Here you will find list of the highest ranked movies from both the critics and the ordinary audience. Here follows a collection of list from some of the biggest authorities in the industry.

The list of American Film Institute

The American Film Institute (AFI) has presented many top lists over the years. In 2007 they celebrated 100 years and did of course present a list of the 100 best movies of all time. One thing to be noted regarding the lists from AFI is that American movies are premiered.

1. Citizen Kane
2. The Godfather
3. Casablanca
4. Raging Bull
5. Singin’ In the Rain
6. Gone with the Wind
7. Lawrence of Arabia
8. Schindler’s List
9. Vertigo
10. The Wizard of Oz

See the whole list of AFI’s 100 Movies.

Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound is one of the highest regarded British film magazines. Since the 1950s Sight & Sound has presented top ten lists made by critics once every decade. The latest list is from 2012 and the following movies are included:

1. Vertigo
2. Citizen Kane
3. Tokyo Story
4. La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game)
5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
7. The Searchers
8. Man with a Movie Camera
9. The Passion of Joan of Arc
10. 8½

Empire

In 2008 the film magazine Empire made an ambitious attempt to nominate the 500 greatest movies in history by a big voting in which readers (10,000) participated together with movie makers (150) and critics (50). The top ten of this list looked like this:

1. The Godfather
2. Raiders of The Lost Ark
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. Jaws
6. Godfellas
7. Apocalypze Now
8. Singin’ In the Rain
9. Pulp Fiction
10. Fight Club

See the whole list of Empire’s 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time.

New York Times

In 2004 New York Times published a list of 1,000 movies edited by Peter M. Nichols. In this case the movies were not ranked and instead ordered alphabetically.  
Go to The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.

And don't forget to check out the The 100 Best Movies In History according to GreatestMovies.org.

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GreatestMovies.org has several main sections in which collections of articles are included.

Terms in Movies

Here is a guide through some of the most common terms concerning filmmaking and understanding of movies. Knowledge about terminology helps you understand discussions and text written about movies. Read more...

The Film Canon

In films and other art forms there is something called canon. The canon is an old Greek word for "standard" and makes a foundation for an ideal which all other film is judged against. Read more...

User ratings – The story behind The Shawshank Redemption

Among all movies on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com) The Shawshank Redemption has got the highest average rating. The movie have got 9.3 of 10 after 997 950 voters have given their opinion. Read more...

Chocking nudity on the screen trough film history

An article about Great movies that include nude scenes and explicit sexuality. Read more...

Top Movies by Country

Movies from Hollywood dominates the market in big parts of the world and especially in the west. Also the Bollywood industry is huge but in USA and Europe the spreading are not as big as in Asia. Read more...

Screenshots

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