In order to be successful as a film director, it’s important to know those who came in the industry before you who produced films that have become exceptional and a point of reference by all other directors. It’s only through looking at the work of the best that you yourself can work on becoming the best as you direct your own films.
It’s for this reason that we felt it appropriate to highlight the 6 best films of all time. Here we go.
#No 6 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, a 1966 epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone is acclaimed for film score as well as its cinematography. There is no doubt that this was the best movie in its genre and definitely earns its place in the list of best movies of all time.
#No5 Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction, a 1994 award-winning American crime film, which was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and based on a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary, has received much acclaim for its use of eclectic dialogue, as well as a non-linear story line. It’s numerous references of pop culture also had a huge contribution to its rising popularity.
#No 4The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part II, a 1974 multiple award-winning American crime film is both a sequel and prequel to the 1972 Godfather film and was also produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It was partially based on Mario Puzo’s novel The Godfather and has been a film acclaimed for its ability to be a sequel that was at par with the original film which was also internationally acclaimed.
#No 3 Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption, a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, and based on the novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption written by Stephen King is a movie that may have had difficulty covering its budget in the box office but it went on to become a fan favorite of all timeon DVD and on cable TV.
#No 2 The Godfather
The Godfather, a 1972 award-winning American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, and based on the best-selling novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo is undoubtedly one of the best films ever made and has received the respect of many other film producers and directors. This was the very first film to give an inside perspective on a mob family and it did a tremendous job thanks to the choice of cast, screenplay, as well as director.
#No 1 Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane, a 1941 award-winning American mystery drama written, directed, producedand starred by Orson Welles tops our list and it enjoys prominence on many other lists of best movies of all time. This film released during World War II received international acclaim both in America and Europe, and is a movie that audiences still enjoy to this day.
The common trait in all these films was their ability to transcend global borders and cultural barriers and remain popular beyond their time. As a film director, this should be your ultimate goal for your film.