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Reviews of films that are the best of all time. These films are ones that we suggest you see before you expire.

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Major Capra was fresh from his stint in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Colonel Stewart had just provided the U.S. Army Air Corps his best years. And these two great patriots made one great film.
Major Capra was fresh from his stint in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Colonel Stewart had just provided the U.S. Army Air Corps his best years. And these two great patriots made one great film.
 
The Last Waltz is arguably Oscar Winner Martin Scorsese's best film as it documents The Band as they bid fairwell to an eclectic collection of their most adoring fans.
The Last Waltz is arguably Oscar Winner Martin Scorsese's best film as it documents The Band as they bid fairwell to an eclectic collection of their most adoring fans.
 
Famed Chinese Director Yimou Zhang rendered in images, sound and story his poem to his country men, and the world, the allegorical beginning of the Qin Dynasty, and the difficult and bloody birth of what is today the People's Republic of China.

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Famed Chinese Director Yimou Zhang rendered in images, sound and story his poem to his country men, and the world, the allegorical beginning of the Qin Dynasty, and the difficult and bloody birth of what is today the People's Republic of China.
 
Just the film title itself, "Pulp Fiction" denotes a lightweight film. If one dissects the story, the message, the importance of the film, "Pulp Fiction" comes up light.
Just the film title itself, "Pulp Fiction" denotes a lightweight film. If one dissects the story, the message, the importance of the film, "Pulp Fiction" comes up light.
 
Touching film full of life lessons, with more than its share of unforced humor, "The Blind Side" was easily one of the best films of 2009.
Touching film full of life lessons, with more than its share of unforced humor, "The Blind Side" was easily one of the best films of 2009.
 
This Francis Ford Coppola classic, about a man trying to hold his family together while seeking the American Dream, launched the careers of a number of America's greatest actors.
This Francis Ford Coppola classic, about a man trying to hold his family together while seeking the American Dream, launched the careers of a number of America's greatest actors.
 
One of the 10 best films in the last 25 years is the film that offers each of us a unique perspective into our well considered lives.
One of the 10 best films in the last 25 years is the film that offers each of us a unique perspective into our well considered lives.
 
Infrequent Screenwriter / Director Cameron Crowe made another indelible mark in this film about himself, and how he did, or may would have interacted with notable Rock 'n' Roll artists, who humorously struggle to become dysfunctional Rock 'n' Roll stars.
Infrequent Screenwriter / Director Cameron Crowe made another indelible mark in this film about himself, and how he did, or may would have interacted with notable Rock 'n' Roll artists, who humorously struggle to become dysfunctional Rock 'n' Roll stars.
 
This remake of the 1939 film by Director / Actor Gary Sinise, of John Steinbeck's classic novel, communicates well the lengths men will go to survive, and yet retain some semblance of dignity.
This remake of the 1939 film by Director / Actor Gary Sinise, of John Steinbeck's classic novel, communicates well the lengths men will go to survive, and yet retain some semblance of dignity.
 
"Forrest Gump" is one of the five best films ever made. It is the best of American art ... in scope, in tone, in message.
"Forrest Gump" is one of the five best films ever made. It is the best of American art ... in scope, in tone, in message.
 
Once Upon a Time in the West is a surreal exploration of an Italian director's view of the lawless West.
Once Upon a Time in the West is a surreal exploration of an Italian director's view of the lawless West.
 
Royal "Died Tragically Rescuing his Family from the Wreckage of a Destroyed Sinking Battleship"
Royal "Died Tragically Rescuing his Family from the Wreckage of a Destroyed Sinking Battleship"
 
They came from all over the United States to become part of something new - the 101st Airborne. These young Americans learned how to fight, but moreover, they learned to be brothers.
They came from all over the United States to become part of something new - the 101st Airborne. These young Americans learned how to fight, but moreover, they learned to be brothers.
 
Ridley Scott employed the perfect balance of narrative, cinematic imagery and adventure to build the timeless tale of a once great empire beginning its fall into the moral decay that was Rome.
Ridley Scott employed the perfect balance of narrative, cinematic imagery and adventure to build the timeless tale of a once great empire beginning its fall into the moral decay that was Rome.
 
Both boys are the "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas." Their individual stories that led them to that conclusion represent the intertwined paths of these two fated peoples: the Germans and the Jews.
Both boys are the "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas." Their individual stories that led them to that conclusion represent the intertwined paths of these two fated peoples: the Germans and the Jews.
 
"Vanilla Sky," as the remake of the Spanish film "Open Your Eyes," is one of the most misunderstood films of that decade, and is generally fated as the lesser film as the remake.
"Vanilla Sky," as the remake of the Spanish film "Open Your Eyes," is one of the most misunderstood films of that decade, and is generally fated as the lesser film as the remake.
 
"But Now he's (Wyatt) going to be a marshal and an outlaw. Best of both worlds, son." These words were spoken by a tubercular Doc Holliday, played by a gaunt 145 pound Dennis Quaid.
"But Now he's (Wyatt) going to be a marshal and an outlaw. Best of both worlds, son." These words were spoken by a tubercular Doc Holliday, played by a gaunt 145 pound Dennis Quaid.
 
I always wanted to know an Atticus Finch, and yet I never quite met him. I never found him in any of my coaches, my teachers, my friends, the fathers of my friends.
I always wanted to know an Atticus Finch, and yet I never quite met him. I never found him in any of my coaches, my teachers, my friends, the fathers of my friends.
 
"Goodbye My Sweetheart, Hello Vietnam" This refrain from Dave Dudley's country ditty, an integral melody in the soundtrack of the classic "Full Metal Jacket" regarding a more patri
"Goodbye My Sweetheart, Hello Vietnam" This refrain from Dave Dudley's country ditty, an integral melody in the soundtrack of the classic "Full Metal Jacket" regarding a more patri
 
This tiny independent film is an enigma. It is also one of the ten most important indies in the last 25 years for one reason: It could not have survived, and prospered without its singular visionary.
This tiny independent film is an enigma. It is also one of the ten most important indies in the last 25 years for one reason: It could not have survived, and prospered without its singular visionary.
 
Travis Bickle is "God's lonely man," peering at New York through the rear-view mirror of his taxi cab. Though he tries to make sincere human connections, Bickle finds himself lonelier.
Travis Bickle is "God's lonely man," peering at New York through the rear-view mirror of his taxi cab. Though he tries to make sincere human connections, Bickle finds himself lonelier.
 
Jean Shepherd's humorist view a of one family's Christmas skewed toward the bizarre in a very cold northern Indiana - very industrial, very middleclass, and of course, very funny.
Jean Shepherd's humorist view a of one family's Christmas skewed toward the bizarre in a very cold northern Indiana - very industrial, very middleclass, and of course, very funny.
 
Polish immigrant Leonard Chess wanted a better life, and he built it on the talented backs of some pretty good musicians, like Muddy Waters, Etta James, Howl'n Wolfe, Willie Dixon and Chuck Berry.
Polish immigrant Leonard Chess wanted a better life, and he built it on the talented backs of some pretty good musicians, like Muddy Waters, Etta James, Howl'n Wolfe, Willie Dixon and Chuck Berry.
 
The redemptive process, from seeing clearly the good and the bad of terrible times, defines and hones the best of humanity, and thus has preserved our species for millennia, and may sustain us for many more.
The redemptive process, from seeing clearly the good and the bad of terrible times, defines and hones the best of humanity, and thus has preserved our species for millennia, and may sustain us for many more.
 
The toughest and bloodiest war ever fought on this planet was fought all over the globe in two theaters of action. This is the story about one of them -The Pacific.
The toughest and bloodiest war ever fought on this planet was fought all over the globe in two theaters of action. This is the story about one of them -The Pacific.
 
Years ago in the day of big movies shot with a majestic country and big social movements behind them, Steve McQueen starred in "The Sand Pebbles."
Years ago in the day of big movies shot with a majestic country and big social movements behind them, Steve McQueen starred in "The Sand Pebbles."
 
How could I have not known that Lonesome Dove would arguably be the greatest pure Western of all time?
How could I have not known that Lonesome Dove would arguably be the greatest pure Western of all time?
 
David is 11 years old. He weighs 60 pounds. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not.
David is 11 years old. He weighs 60 pounds. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not.
 
Therefore, the Lord God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden and placed a flaming sword to protect the tree of life. - Genesis 3:24
Therefore, the Lord God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden and placed a flaming sword to protect the tree of life. - Genesis 3:24
 
One man sought redemption, the other sought parity for the weak, powerless. Together they found themselves working for the Lord against those who were called to represent Him - the Catholic Church.
One man sought redemption, the other sought parity for the weak, powerless. Together they found themselves working for the Lord against those who were called to represent Him - the Catholic Church.
 
If you draw back in fear from this film, you will surely regret it.
 
The film works! Outrageous premise: It is essentially why this film is so alluring. An entire film built around seeing the world through the eyes of one of America's most eclectic actors - John Malkovich.
The film works! Outrageous premise: It is essentially why this film is so alluring. An entire film built around seeing the world through the eyes of one of America's most eclectic actors - John Malkovich.
 
Looking to the future can be hazardous to your health, or maybe not . That constant indecision of this film's meaning is normal for me - every time I see it.
Looking to the future can be hazardous to your health, or maybe not . That constant indecision of this film's meaning is normal for me - every time I see it.
 
Naivety and Innocence are Comfortable Collaborators in this humorous farce, Peter Sellers' second to his last movie, before his death in 1980, may also be his second best.
Naivety and Innocence are Comfortable Collaborators in this humorous farce, Peter Sellers' second to his last movie, before his death in 1980, may also be his second best.
 
The Story of the best pulp fiction writer in "The Whole Wide World" was a whale of a tale. Pulp fiction writer Robert Ervin Howard, who in life was successful in the most difficult of times.
The Story of the best pulp fiction writer in "The Whole Wide World" was a whale of a tale. Pulp fiction writer Robert Ervin Howard, who in life was successful in the most difficult of times.
 
Not just another teen angst meets brood vampire movie, "The Lost Boys" has always been special to me.
Not just another teen angst meets brood vampire movie, "The Lost Boys" has always been special to me.
 
Director Steven Spielberg chooses relatively unknown actors for his cast to go one step further to create a sense of familiarity in the audience.
Director Steven Spielberg chooses relatively unknown actors for his cast to go one step further to create a sense of familiarity in the audience.
 
Clint Eastwood directs this classic, for which he won the Oscar, and he proved, once again, in his role as former gun for hire, William Munny, that he is also a great actor.
Clint Eastwood directs this classic, for which he won the Oscar, and he proved, once again, in his role as former gun for hire, William Munny, that he is also a great actor.
 
Michael Corleone, the youngest son of the venerable Don, grew into the role of the crime family's Godfather, but it was never a good fit.
Michael Corleone, the youngest son of the venerable Don, grew into the role of the crime family's Godfather, but it was never a good fit.
 
Inman is driven toward his inevitable purpose in this love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War in Virginia and North Carolina.
Inman is driven toward his inevitable purpose in this love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War in Virginia and North Carolina.
 
Once Upon a Time in America, one of the three best films ever made about the crime gang motif, is equally outstanding as a surreal depiction of an immigrant's lot in 1920's America.
Once Upon a Time in America, one of the three best films ever made about the crime gang motif, is equally outstanding as a surreal depiction of an immigrant's lot in 1920's America.
 
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