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From drama to action and even adventure: the best ten films in history according to a recognized ranking

The IMDb site (Internet Movie Database), which contains one of the largest audiovisual databases in the world, developed a ranking with the ten best films in history, according to the scores given by users to productions.

Among the top ten there are action, adventure and drama. It is about a dozen films of all time, most of them winners of several Oscars. On the list is Twelve men in conflict from 1957, The Godfather I and II, Shindler’s List and even a version of Batman, for fans of superheroes.

Next, the decalogue of the best according to IMDb, in which in addition to the technical quality, the well-made arguments or the audacity in the direction, of course the taste of those who score in something so difficult to determine as which is the best enters film.

Unexpected miracles (9.2 points)

Director: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse |

Year: 1999

Genre: drama

Synopsis: John Coffey is accused of raping and killing two girls and awaits execution in the prison run by Paul Edgecomb. Behind his childlike personality, Coffey hides great power. It is based on the novel Rita Hayworth and the Redemption of Shawshank, by Stephen King.

The Godfather I (9.2 points)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Year: 1972

Genre: crime / drama

Synopsis: Don Vito Corleone is the boss of the mafia but refuses to be part of a drug-related business, thus starting a bloody war between mafias. He won three Oscars: Best Picture, Actor (Marlon Brando), and Adapted Screenplay.

The Godfather II (9 points)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

Year: 1974

Genre: crime / drama

Synopsis: the continuation of the first part, where Michel (Al Pacino), one of Vito Corleone’s sons, gains notoriety as the new mob boss. He doubled his predecessor at an Oscar: best film, director, supporting actor (Robert de Niro), soundtrack, production design and script.

Batman the Dark Knight (9 points)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart

Year 2008

Genre: action

Synopsis: once again the superhero must protect Gotham City and do justice, this time against the threat of the Joker. He won two Oscars, one for best sound editing and one for best supporting actor (Heath Ledger).

Twelve men in conflict (8.9 points)

Director: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam

Year: 1957

Genre: drama

Synopsis: the members of a jury are reunited and isolated and must determine the innocence or guilt of a young man accused of killing his father. Eleven of them have a position, they will have to convince the number twelve … or the other way around. The film opens a debate since everyone has their arguments when giving their verdict.

Schindler’s List (8.9 points)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

Year: 1993

Genre: drama

Synopsis: set in 1939, Oskar Schindler is a German businessman who runs a factory in Krakow for which he hires hundreds of Jewish employees, whom he saves from almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis. Although it is in black and white, a girl’s red coat stands out in one scene, a wink from the director. It won seven Oscars: Best Picture, Cinematography, Director, Soundtrack, Production Design, Editing, and Adapted Screenplay.

Pulp Fiction / Violent Times (8.9 points)

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

Year: 1994

Genre: drama

Synopsis: Jules and Vincent, two hit men who work for the gangster Marsellus Wallace, who asks them to take care of his wife Mia. As a nod to his audience, the director who won an Oscar for his work on this film appears in one of his scenes.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (8.9 points)

Director: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen

Year 2003

Genre: adventure

Synopsis: Saruman’s forces have been destroyed, and his fortress besieged. The time has come to decide the fate of Middle-earth. It won nothing more and nothing less than eleven Oscars: best picture, soundtrack, original song, costume design, makeup and hairstyle, production design, sound, director, adapted script, visual effects and editing.

The good, the ugly and the bad (8.8 points)

Director: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

Year: 1966

Genre: western

Synopsis: Three bounty hunters search for treasure but must enlist each other’s help to find it.

Fight club (8.8 points)

Director: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf

Year: 1999

Genre: drama

Synopsis: Tired of his boring and routine life, Jack meets Tyler, a soap salesman. “Advertising makes us lust after cars and clothes. Hateful jobs to buy shit we don’t need. We are the middle children of history. Without purpose or place. We don’t have the great war. Not the great depression. Our great war is spiritual. Our great depression is our lives ”, is one of the most memorable phrases of the film.


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