Watching movies is certainly one of the most relaxing, fun, and entertaining things to do, whether at home or in cinemas. Love stories, drama, or action, some of these motion pictures continue to amaze viewers with their highly interesting plots, well-written scripts, and wonderful portrayal of characters. Here is a quick feature on some of the best movies of all time.
“Gone with the Wind”
Officially released in 1939, “Gone with the Wind” was chosen as one of the best movies of all time according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive between the 15th and 22nd of January in 2008. Victor Fleming directed this romantic drama film while David O. Selznick took care of the production. Its powerful cast includes Hattie McDaniel, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard, Vivien Leigh, and Clark Gable. Its gross revenue was $90.2 million. This film earned a whopping 10 Academy Awards including Best Interior Decoration, Best Cinematography, and Outstanding Production.
Released in 1942, “Casablanca” easily makes it as one of the best movies of all time with its powerful cast, interesting story line, and superior performances. Michael Curtiz directed this drama-romance film, with starring roles portrayed by Paul Henreid, Ingrid Bergman, and Humphrey Bogart. It was nominated for various honors including Academy Award for Original Music Score, Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and Academy Award for Best Actor. More importantly, it won three honors, namely Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Director, and Academy Award for Best Picture.
“Schindler’s List” awed numerous viewers with its fantastic theme and touching story when it was released in 1993. Lead actors Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, and Liam Neeson did their parts very well. Directed by the multi-awarded Steven Spielberg, this film was based on the life of Oskar Schindler at the time of the infamous Holocaust. The film production bagged several important and prestigious awards including Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Director, and Academy Award for Best Picture.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Part of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Return of the King” is a highly successful film directed by Peter Jackson. Leading the powerful cast are Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, and Viggo Mortensen. Just like all the other best films, it received numerous important awards including the Academy Award for Best Picture, the Academy Award for Best Director and also the Academy Award for Best Costume Design.
“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”
Released in 1977, “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” is one of the most successful sci-fi films of all time. Directed by George Lucas, the film received countless awards including Best Effects, Best Film Editing and Best Art Direction. Established actors like Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill portrayed the major characters. The performances were great, the special effects highly superior, and the storyline is very interesting. This set the standard for Sci-Fi for years and is still credited with starting a new resurgence in that genre’s popularity.