People's choice best movies of all time

Shawshank Redemption
In many choices for the best film of the first 100 years of moving pictures, critics and writers tended to "Citizen Kane" by Orson Welles. So do members of the American Film Institute and participants BBC survey.

However, after the end of the first century of film, the British Film Institute, the critics of the magazine Sight & Sound and selected directors for the best film declared "Vertigo" by Hitchcock.

The audience somewhat agree with this election, but not completely. So, for example, on the most visited internet movie database - best estimates by spectators have drama with elements of thriller, "Shawshank Redemption" by Frank Darabont. 

This drama about the friendship of two prisoners, who played Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, for seven years at the top of the list of 250 best films by the opinion of the crowd, with a score of 9.2. 

The film adaptation of Stephen King's storie "Shawshank redemption" pretty bad passed at the box office when it appeared in theaters in 1994. The film has cost 25 million dollars, and he managed to earn only three million dollars more.

Did not go well at the Oscars
either: even though he was nominated in seven categories, has not received any gilded statue. "Forest Gump" won Oscars for best film, best director, lead actor - Tom Hanks ... 

But how "Shawshank Redemption" over the past 22 years has built such a respect from viewers around the world?

His popularity began to grow with rental of video cassettes and constant airing on TV, contributing to the audience loved heroes of the film and the story interesting plot.

Here are the movies are the best estimates by spectators, visitors of the film site 

1. Shawshank Redemption

In the story about Andy Dufresne, a banker who spends 19 years in Shawshank prison for the murder of his wife and her lover, although he didn't do it, many viewers see the story of perseverance and triumph of willpower, which often do not have in their lives or can not achieve them .

Dufresne life story loved by many because it is told from the perspective of the observer Red (Freeman), a man for all and trustworthy person, whose soothing voice words that hope never dies.

In addition to the minutely-planned escape (through the years dug a tunnel and sewage), the film offered excellent craft, because the main character not only managed to fool the prison warden, who used him to launder money, but also to take him all the money, brought police to his office door and force him to suicide. 

Many viewers might say, the film has it all, but no. "Shawshank Redemption" is not a love story because it gave way to a story about friendship and understanding, and there is no luscious blondes - except in a film that inmates watched - Rita Hayworth.

2. "Godfather" Francis Ford Coppola (1972) - 9.2

The story of an Italian-American Corleone family is considered a modern epic, brilliant metaphor for American society.

Coppola wanted to use the Mafia as a metaphor for the United States: "Both are capitalist-oriented and
profit motives.

Both the Mafia and the US feel like charities, but their hands are stained with the blood of what they do to protect their power and interests."

3. "Godfather 2" Francis Ford Coppola (1974) - 9.0

No wonder that the first two parts of the trilogy "The Godfather" are at the top of the list of the most popular films.

In the second part, also an adaptation of the Maria Puzo
novel, Al Pacino reprized the role of Michael, and Robert de Niro after Marlon Brando in the first "Godfather" explained the character Vito Corleone, and for this role won an Oscar.

The film won six Oscars, including for best film, best director and music.

4. "The Dark Knight" Christopher Nolan (2008) - 8.9 

One of the most popular films of the past decade, "The Dark Knight" is an action thriller that is eagerly awaited because it is one of the last roles achieved by prematurely deceased actor Heath Ledger.

His interpretation of Batmen enemy the Joker is considered one of the best villains acting creations.

This is recognized by the American Film Academy, which Ledger posthumously awarded the Oscar.

5. "Schindler's List" by Steven Spielberg (1993) - 8.9

"I could have got more" one of the key sentences spoken by Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, at the end of the drama "Schindler's List" by Steven Spielberg, the German industrialist who saved more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

The film, in which played Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes won seven Oscars in 1994, including Best Movie and Best Director.

6. "12 Angry Men" (1957) - 8.9 

Drama about the jury who must convince the other 11 colleagues to release the suspect on the basis of reasonable doubt. The film is famous because it is record only in one room.

"New York Times" critic wrote that the film "toned and irresistible drama that reaches far beyond the borders of the walls jury room."

Not won the Oscar for best movie because it was awarded the 1958 to "Bridge on the River Kwai".

7. "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino (1994) - 8.9

Title of the film (Pulp Fiction) refers to the pulp magazines and crime novels mid-20th century, famous for its colorful descriptions of violence and vain dialogues.

The film is known for nonlinear operations, eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence that Tarantino was awarded the Oscar for original screenplay and "Palme d'Or" at the Cannes Film Festival.

8. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Peter Jackson (2003) - 8.9 

It is the final part of the trilogy realized by the homonymous novel by JRR Tolkien.

After getting acquainted with the world of hobbits, benign creatures of Middle-earth, but also the legend of the ring which wants to get hold of the Dark Lord Sauron, the fellowship will conquer the dark forces of the ring, Frodo Baggins will reach Mordor, the only place where he can destroy the ring.

9. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" Sergio Leone (1966) - 8.9

Westerns with Clint Eastwood, for which Ennio Morricone wrote music. The film is about three gunmen searching for buried gold Confederate army in the chaos of civil war, duel, hanging...

Many in Europe
considered this film the best representative of westerns, while Quentin Tarantino emphasized as a "best directed film of all time".  

10. "Fight Club" by David Fincher (1999) - 8.8

The film adaptation of the Chuck Palahniuk novel, with Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter.

Although at the beginning critics didn't like it, the film quickly became popular among the audience.

According to many, it is not because of scenes of street fighting and sex but because of the criticism of the modern consumer society, work in large corporations and the lack of control over their lives.


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