Movies have always been inspiring, educating and motivating people for decades. Different people have different preferences for entertainment. Therefore, it can be challenging to find the best movies that satisfy their craving. 

Multiple movies are released every year in every genre but you may not find time to watch all of them. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 10 greatest movies of all time you can watch at any time. 

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

This is a great movie that was nominated for several film awards. Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman deliver performances that’ll have you hooked from start to finish. And hey, if a prison break can be heartwarming, this one’s it.

It’s the story of a banker who was sentenced to life for the murder of his wife and her lover. During his time in prison, he became friends with a smuggler Ellis “Red” Redding. 

He became involved in a money laundering operation conducted by the warden of the prison Samuel Norton. The film received critical acclaim immediately after its release for its story and performance of characters. 

It went for multiple award nominations including the prestigious Severn Academy Award. The movie continues to be broadcast on TV channels and streaming apps today, even decades after its release. 

Fight Club

Released in 1999, the movie Fight Club is based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel “Fight Club” written in 1996. With a great story and multiple action-packed sequences, the film has much to offer even decades after its release. 

Brad Pitt is the top star in the film acting as Tyler Durden showing his rock hard physique. The story narration by Ed Norton is also impressive. The director David Fincher has tried to present a subversive take on the society of the 90s highlighting consumerism. 

The movie shows breaking free from consumerism by beginning an underground fight club that felt appealing and liberating. Fight Club highlights the superficial ideas of success, identity and masculinity that even today’s society adheres to. 

Schindler’s List

It’s an incredible movie that offered a distinctive sneak peek into the life of a protagonist, who saved Jewish lives during the war. It highlights a dark era in our history – The Holocaust. The character of Oscar Schindler is played by Lian Neeson shown as a wartime profiteer who made use of Jewish slave labor. 

The film is almost black and white with only two scenes of a little girl wearing a red coat to symbolize the lost innocence due to brutality. The red color stands out for its reminder or reality in the middle of war and chaos. Schindler’s List is a testament to the resilience of humanity to face unimaginable horror that is unforgettable. 

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

This movie brings an epic trilogy to a memorable close with entire sets including props and costumes that were faithful to the director’s vision. It’s an epic journey that brings friendship, sacrifice and courage on a single screen. The city of Minas Tirith is shown as one of the greatest achievements. Built on a grand scale, Minas Tirith has become one of the most remarkable sights in film history. 

Frodo’s struggle will stay forever in your mind as Aragorn bowing in front of  Hobbits. You will clearly see resilience even when faced with overwhelming odds. Beyond the battles or rings, the movie highlights the importance of camaraderie for any quest. The film swept all the 11 nominations that were made for it and created a record in the history of Hollywood. 

Taxi Driver

Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Taxi Driver is considered one of the most influential films in the world. The movie emphasized the antihero, antisocial loners, the unreliable narrator and the spectacle of violence that elevates it to a sort of lugubrious importance. It’s the story of a disaffected taxi driver, Travis Bickle from Vietnam. 

The film has shown America as a hellscape as seen by a fascist renegade. You can see Robert De Niro’s best performance in this movie, but overall the film is as disturbing even today as it was in the year of its release. 

The Godfather (1972)

They say, “It’s not personal; it’s business.” Well, in “The Godfather,” it’s both! Marlon Brando’s iconic portrayal of Don Vito Corleone will leave you in awe. With its intricate storytelling, this one’s a cinematic masterpiece that’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse. 

The movie is available on various streaming platforms, but if you want to watch it free, you can do it on a third party app. Kodi is a media player that lets you stream content from third party apps and play it on your TV.  It is very easy to install on streaming devices like Firestick.

There are various methods to install Kodi on Firestick, the simplest being downloading the app and following the instructions inside. The best part is that it can play the age-old classics without any hassles which is not possible in the latest media players. 

Forrest Gump (1994)

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump takes you on an extraordinary journey through decades of American history. It’s funny, heartwarming, and a lesson in resilience.

The Dark Knight (2008)

If you haven’t heard of Heath Ledger’s Joker, you’ve been living under a rock. “The Dark Knight” is not your typical superhero flick. It’s dark, gritty, and Ledger’s performance is nothing short of legendary. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, and you’ll be on the edge of your seat.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece, “Pulp Fiction,” is like a rollercoaster of witty dialogues, bizarre situations, and unforgettable characters. It’s a wild ride through the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles, and you won’t want to get off.

Jurassic Park (1993)

Hold onto your butts! Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” brings dinosaurs back to life like never before. It’s an adventure that’ll make you question the wisdom of bringing extinct creatures back to life, but you’ll be too busy enjoying the action to care.

Inception (2010)

Ever had a dream within a dream within a dream? Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending “Inception” will mess with your head in the most fantastic way. Leonardo DiCaprio leads an ensemble cast on a journey into the depths of the human mind.

Gladiator (2000)

Are you not entertained? Russell Crowe certainly is in “Gladiator.” This epic historical drama takes you to ancient Rome for a tale of vengeance and honor. Plus, it has some of the most exhilarating action sequences you’ll ever witness.

The Matrix (1999)

“Red pill or blue pill?” That’s the question Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, faces in “The Matrix.” This groundbreaking sci-fi flick will have you questioning the nature of reality itself. Plus, it’s got some of the coolest action scenes in cinematic history.

Titanic (1997)

Ah, the one where we all learned that there was enough room for both Jack and Rose on that door. James Cameron’s “Titanic” is an epic love story set against the backdrop of a tragic disaster. It’s a tearjerker, no doubt, but also a visual spectacle.

Summing Up

Now, why should you watch these movies? Well, aside from the fact that they’re classics, they offer a little something for everyone. Whether you’re into drama, action, comedy, or mind-bending plots, there’s a movie on this list for you. Moreover, if you plan to watch a movie on a streaming device, make sure to use a high speed internet connection to watch it hassle free

Although watching movies is fun and entertaining, it is best to watch them in your leisure time. As all the films mentioned above are the greatest blockbusters of their time, you must consider your preferences and research a bit about them before spending your precious time.  

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