Entertainment Weekly recently released their list of the Top 100 Movies of All Time, and it’s safe to say that the rankings caused quite a stir among both movie lovers and critics. With so many iconic films to choose from, it’s never easy to create a definitive list, but Entertainment Weekly gave it their best shot.
So how did they come up with their rankings? According to the magazine, they polled dozens of film critics and industry experts to compile the list. They also took into account box office success, cultural impact, and personal taste.
So which movies made the cut? Here are the top 10:
1. The Godfather
2. Citizen Kane
3. Pulp Fiction
6. Singin’ in the Rain
7. Gone with the Wind
8. The Shawshank Redemption
10. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
While some of these choices are predictable (who can argue with The Godfather and Citizen Kane at the top?), others may surprise you. Pulp Fiction and Singin’ in the Rain were unexpected choices for the top 10, but both are undeniably great films.
One interesting thing to note is the diversity of the list. While classics like Casablanca and Gone with the Wind are present, so are newer films like The Shawshank Redemption and Moonlight. Foreign language films are also represented, with works like Bicycle Thieves and Rashomon earning spots on the list.
Of course, no list is perfect, and there are bound to be omissions and controversies when it comes to movies. Some notable absences from the Top 100 include Goodfellas, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The Wizard of Oz. And while it’s great to see a film like Moonlight recognized, it’s disappointing that no female-directed movies made the top 10.
Despite these quibbles, Entertainment Weekly’s Top 100 Movies of All Time is a thought-provoking, entertaining read for any movie fan. Whether you’re looking to revisit old favorites or discover something new, this list is a great place to start.