Movie Rankingsby CMTiago | created - 10 Nov 2013 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
Ranking of movies I've seen
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- Release Year
1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
6 | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Votes: 341,584 | Gross: $7.27M
A movie I cherish more and more with each viewing. Obligatory Christmas watch.
2. Gone with the Wind (1939)
AL | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 257,196 | Gross: $198.68M
A grand epic movie that forever etches the names of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in cinema history. One of my all time favorites.
3. Casablanca (1942)
AL | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.
Votes: 461,824 | Gross: $1.02M
"Here's looking at you kid" "Play it Sam" "We'll always have Paris" "Round up the usual suspects"
Iconic quotes are just one of the many aspects that make Casablanca an adored classic. The wartime romance for all generations.
4. Citizen Kane (1941)
14 | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
Votes: 353,694 | Gross: $1.59M
Orson Welles debuts with a bang. A fantastic achievement in directing,writing, acting and just about everything else that makes this movie stand out among the greats.
5. Modern Times (1936)
AL | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Votes: 182,495 | Gross: $0.16M
Fantastic Charlie Chaplin film. A funny and moving romp.
6. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
AL | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
Delightful screwball comedy with Hepburn and Grant shining in zany mishaps.
7. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
129 min | Comedy, Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Votes: 95,618 | Gross: $9.60M
Another fantastic Capra movie that showcases what democracy should be all about. One for all time.
8. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
AL | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 342,731 | Gross: $22.20M
The wonderful land of Oz never looked as beautiful as it did in this 1939 fantasy classic. A trip to the land Over The Rainbow is definitely recommend.
9. Het gebeurde op 'n avond (1934)
AL | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
Votes: 82,321 | Gross: $4.36M
Terrific chemistry from Gable and Colbert make this one of the best RomComs of all time. Wonderful.
10. The General (1926)
67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.
One of the best of the silent era, The General is a fantastic film from Buster Keaton's library. Funny with its outlandish situations and exciting with the brilliantly shot chase sequences this is one you can't miss.
11. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
94 min | Drama, Romance
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.
Wonderful F.W. Murnau film with a love filled story, including a winning performance from Janet Gaynor, and great visual storytelling.
12. City Lights (1931)
14 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Votes: 140,523 | Gross: $0.02M
Enchanting love story with the usually comic situations make this one of Chaplin's best. One for the ages.
13. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.
Votes: 12,654 | Gross: $11.80M
Cagney shines in an amazing, complete performance that will raise your spirits anytime.
14. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
129 min | Drama, History
A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
Votes: 78,859 | Gross: $0.06M
Harrowing reality for The Joads during The Great Depression. Ford directs an assured social drama about human despair and triumph.
15. De bronzen godin (1940)
18 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
Charming romantic comedy with Hepburn, Grant & Stewart at the height of their powers.
16. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
AL | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Bogie shines in his breakthrough leading role. A highlight in film-noir.
17. Double Indemnity (1944)
18 | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.
Votes: 122,846 | Gross: $5.72M
Solid film-noir with the performances elevating it for me.
163 min | Drama, History
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.
Votes: 12,447 | Gross: $2.18M
With a terrific production behind it, Intolerance suceeds in showcasing grand set pieces for its four interwoven stories. As a response to Griffith's previous film, the controversial "The Birth Of A Nation", it works pretty well as it conveys peace and understanding as invalueable virtues. Overall, a must see for film buffs
19. Sneeuwwitje en de zeven dwergen (1937)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.
Votes: 158,778 | Gross: $184.93M
Historic for what it meant for the Walt Disney brand, the movie falters more today than it did in 1937. Still a great achievement for film.
20. De danskoning (1936)
AL | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.
Astaire & Rogers shine with a servicable plot. Definitely worth it for the music and dancing.
21. The Gold Rush (1925)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.
Votes: 86,559 | Gross: $5.45M
Chaplin's The Gold Rush is a revereed film among his works. With a wild Northern setting The Tramp is pitted against the harsh nature of the mountain region with his usual mishaps along the way. The results are as expected and the movie is an enjoyable one from the legend.
22. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.
A good story of the human spirit. Not too impressed with it though.
23. King Kong (1933)
100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Votes: 72,328 | Gross: $10.00M
Innovative film when it comes effects work. Didn't thrill as much as I wanted to.
24. A Night at the Opera (1935)
14 | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
The stateroom scene.
25. De dictator (1933)
68 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
Not a big Marx Brothers fan. Entertaining in parts.