The King's Speech
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
(1994, Robert Zemeckis): The upheavals of the American sixties and seventies are seen through the eyes of a childlike young man.
Current Score:
1455
Total Votes:
4503
2
(1943, Michael Curtiz): Love, heroism, and betrayal unfold against the backdrop of a Moroccan nightclub during WWII.
Current Score:
440
Total Votes:
2870
3
(1959, William Wyler): A chance encounter with Jesus of Nazareth changes the life of a Jewish prince in this lavish epic.
Current Score:
336
Total Votes:
2256
4
(1939, Victor Fleming): Love, money, ambition, and family conflict made this Civil War spectacle an enduring critical and popular favorite.
Current Score:
259
Total Votes:
2589
5
(1957, David Lean): American and British POWs find ways to survive harsh internment in a Japanese camp.
Current Score:
209
Total Votes:
2089
6
(1992, Clint Eastwood): Retired gunslinger Bill Munny picks up his gun for a good cause but soon remembers why he put it down.
Current Score:
76
Total Votes:
2404
7
(2003, Peter Jackson): The spectacular conclusion to J. R. R. Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy.
Current Score:
68
Total Votes:
3112
8
(1993, Steven Spielberg): An apparently ordinary German businessman saves 1,000-plus Polish-Jewish refugees during WWII.
Current Score:
62
Total Votes:
2936
9
(1962, David Lean): A spectacular adventure about a British officer who found his place among Bedouin tribesmen in WWI Arabia.
Current Score:
45
Total Votes:
2165
10
(1972, Francis Ford Coppola): A Mafia family struggles to reconcile old-country traditions and the realities of doing business in America.
Current Score:
36
Total Votes:
3914
11
(1995, Mel Gibson): Thirteenth-century Scot Sir William Wallace takes up the sword to defend his people against the English.
Current Score:
9
Total Votes:
2585
12
(2006, Martin Scorsese): A cop and a criminal go undercover and infiltrate each other's world, in this crime thriller.
Current Score:
8
Total Votes:
2826
13
(1974, Francis Ford Coppola): The Corleone family's past is explored while its activities expand into Vegas in the late 1950s.
Current Score:
-48
Total Votes:
3814
14
(1984, Milos Forman): The story of Mozart and his forgotten contemporary Salieri poses questions of fate and fairness.
Current Score:
-54
Total Votes:
2186
15
(1976, John G. Avildsen): An unsuccessful boxer pins his hopes on a high-profile match against a champ.
Current Score:
-72
Total Votes:
2448
16
(1986, Oliver Stone): America's Vietnam experience is dramatized via the relationship between a private and two hardened officers.
Current Score:
-103
Total Votes:
2333
17
(1934, Frank Capra): A runaway heiress and a macho reporter fall in love on the road in this pioneering screwball comedy.
Current Score:
-121
Total Votes:
1569
18
(1991, Jonathan Demme): Damaged FBI agent trainee Clarice Starling takes on one sociopathic serial killer with the help of a deranged, cannibalistic psychiatrist.
Current Score:
-129
Total Votes:
3189
19
(1964, George Cukor): George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion reinvented as a musical about a flower girl taught to pass as a cultured duchess.
Current Score:
-135
Total Votes:
1551
20
(1990, Kevin Costner): A nineteenth-century soldier learns to respect and then love the Lakota way of life.
Current Score:
-139
Total Votes:
2369
21
(1946, William Wyler): Three servicemen try to rebuild their broken lives at home after seeing combat in WWII.
Current Score:
-154
Total Votes:
1460
22
(1942, William Wyler): A small-town British housewife fights the war at home with common sense and quiet determination.
Current Score:
-163
Total Votes:
1271
23
(1967, Norman Jewison): An African-American cop from Philadelphia and a Mississippi police chief join forces to solve a murder.
Current Score:
-167
Total Votes:
1835
24
(1997, James Cameron): A rich girl and poor boy defy convention and fall in love during the 1912 maiden voyage of the ill-fated ship.
Current Score:
-172
Total Votes:
2598
25
(1960, Billy Wilder): A comedy about an insurance clerk who advances by letting his scummy bosses meet with their mistresses at his apartment.
Current Score:
-178
Total Votes:
1606
26
(1954, Elia Kazan): Hardworking New York longshoremen try to make a living while thugs, mobsters, and corrupt businessmen prosper.
Current Score:
-179
Total Votes:
2033
27
(1980, Robert Redford): A son's suicide reveals the unhappiness beneath the surface of an apparently perfect family.
Current Score:
-183
Total Votes:
1599
28
(1970, Franklin J. Schaffner): A rousing biopic of the WWII general, a brilliant tactician sidelined by his outspokenness.
Current Score:
-190
Total Votes:
2098
29
(1965, Robert Wise): The singing Von Trapp family and their governess, an aspiring nun, escape Nazi-occupied Austria.
Current Score:
-191
Total Votes:
2187
30
(1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz): An innocent-seeming would-be actress coldly uses an aging star to further her own ambitions.
Current Score:
-192
Total Votes:
1552
31
(1935, Frank Lloyd): Abused sailors rebel against sadistic Captain Bligh in a movie based on a real-life incident.
Current Score:
-210
Total Votes:
1392
32
(1971, William Friedkin): The fact-based story of two determined New York detectives who pursue a major drug-smuggling operation.
Current Score:
-211
Total Votes:
2441
33
(1953, Fred Zinnemann): A gritty drama about American servicemen in Hawaii in the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Current Score:
-230
Total Votes:
1832
34
(1930, Lewis Milestone): The horrors of WWI, told from the perspective of a young German conscript.
Current Score:
-230
Total Votes:
1802
35
(1999, Sam Mendes): An ordinary American family is torn apart by internal stress and personal demons.
Current Score:
-233
Total Votes:
2283
36
(1958, Vincente Minnelli): The last of the great MGM musicals, based on a Colette story about life and love in turn-of-the-century Paris.
Current Score:
-233
Total Votes:
1289
37
(1966, Fred Zinnemann): A sixteenth-century chancellor pays dearly for defying King Henry VIII rather than betraying his religious principles.
Current Score:
-253
Total Votes:
1317
38
(1938, Frank Capra): This timeless comedy revolves around a dinner for the in-laws of a liberal girl who falls for a conservative guy.
Current Score:
-255
Total Votes:
1283
39
(1941, John Ford): A poor turn-of-the-century Welsh mining family sees its own disintegration and way of life passing.
Current Score:
-257
Total Votes:
1361
40
(1978, Michael Cimino): Three young men from small-town Pennsylvania are forever changed by their experience in Vietnam.
Current Score:
-259
Total Votes:
2187
41
(1947, Elia Kazan): A journalist poses as a Jew and discovers that anti-Semitism is alive and well in post-WWII America.
Current Score:
-259
Total Votes:
1265
42
(1973, George Roy Hill): Two charming grifters decide to work an elaborate con in thirties Chicago.
Current Score:
-261
Total Votes:
2147
43
(1955, Delbert Mann): A lonely, middle-aged butcher finds love in this adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's 1953 made-for-TV drama.
Current Score:
-267
Total Votes:
1355
44
(1945, Billy Wilder): In an era of funny-drunk movies, a hard-drinking writer discovers that alcoholism is no joke.
Current Score:
-270
Total Votes:
1278
45
(1975, Milos Forman): The struggle between submission to authority and rebellion plays out in a mental hospital.
Current Score:
-271
Total Votes:
2725
46
(1949, Robert Rossen): A corrupt politician parlays folksy talk and fake populism to rise through the ranks.
Current Score:
-275
Total Votes:
1273
47
(2005, Paul Haggis): The lives of LA's rich and poor, smug and desperate, law abiding and criminal both intersect and collide.
Current Score:
-281
Total Votes:
1755
48
(1982, Richard Attenborough): This biopic focuses on the revered political activist's efforts to end Britain's colonial occupation of India.
Current Score:
-286
Total Votes:
2322
49
(1989, Bruce Beresford): The long-running relationship between an elderly white woman and her black chauffeur illuminates American race relations.
Current Score:
-292
Total Votes:
1778
50
(1968, Carol Reed): Charles Dickens's story of a plucky orphan scrambling to survive the mean streets of nineteenth-century London.
Current Score:
-294
Total Votes:
1382
51
(1977, Woody Allen): A neurotic New York Jew and a ditzy suburban WASP try to make their relationship work.
Current Score:
-295
Total Votes:
1669
52
(2002, Rob Marshall): Bob Fosse's cold, glittering, cynical musical about murder and showbiz.
Current Score:
-311
Total Votes:
1625
53
(1956, Michael Anderson): The story of a Brit circumnavigating the globe in a balloon featured blockbuster effects, dozens of cameos and exotic locations.
Current Score:
-313
Total Votes:
1365
54
(2000, Ridley Scott): A slave in ancient Rome finds dignity and a reason to live in gladiatorial combat.
Current Score:
-319
Total Votes:
2551
55
(1961, Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise): Romeo and Juliet as a musical about warring white and Puerto Rican gangs in New York City.
Current Score:
-319
Total Votes:
2025
56
(1987, Bernardo Bertolucci): This lavish spectacle views the birth of twentieth-century China through the unique life of emperor Pu Yi.
Current Score:
-321
Total Votes:
1461
57
(1927, William A. Wellman): Jazz baby Clara Bow plus spectacular aerial scenes of WWI fighter planes made this silent war film a hit.
Current Score:
-327
Total Votes:
1239
58
(1969, John Schlesinger): A portrait of a naive hustler and a bottom-feeding con man living on New York's fringes.
Current Score:
-341
Total Votes:
1633
59
(1940, Alfred Hitchcock): A meek, high-strung second wife feels she can't live up to her predecessor in this psychological thriller.
Current Score:
-343
Total Votes:
1463
60
(1952, Cecil B. DeMille): This behind-the-scenes circus drama mixed movie stars and Ringling Brothers headliners.
Current Score:
-351
Total Votes:
1305
61
(1963, Tony Richardson): The comic and amorous adventures of an eighteenth-century foundling, told with swinging sixties style.
Current Score:
-354
Total Votes:
1220
62
(2010, Tom Hooper): A speech therapist helps insecure monarch King George VI control his stuttering.
Current Score:
-357
Total Votes:
2199
63
(1931, Wesley Ruggles): The land rush into Oklahoma Territory and the saga of an American family, based on a best-selling novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna Ferber.
Current Score:
-366
Total Votes:
1172
64
(1951, Vincente Minnelli): Showstopping dance numbers distinguish this musical about a WWII veteran trying to make it as an artist in Paris.
Current Score:
-368
Total Votes:
1368
65
(2004, Clint Eastwood): A cranky, aging boxing trainer agrees to work with an underdog female boxer in this macho tearjerker.
Current Score:
-389
Total Votes:
2173
66
(2007, Joel and Ethan Coen): A disillusioned, retiring sheriff tracks a sociopathic killer through modern West Texas.
Current Score:
-392
Total Votes:
2382
67
(1983, James L. Brooks): A mismatched mother and daughter live, love, and fight like wildcats until fate forces a reconciliation.
Current Score:
-394
Total Votes:
1536
68
(1988, Barry Levinson): A shallow ne'er-do-well is changed for the better by meeting his autistic-savant brother.
Current Score:
-395
Total Votes:
2189
69
(1944, Leo McCarey): A comedy-drama in which an idealistic young priest takes over an old-fashioned parish.
Current Score:
-401
Total Votes:
1215
70
(2011; Michel Hazanavicius) This daring, dialogue-free comedy-drama stars Jean Dujardin as a matinee idol before the dawn of talkies.
Current Score:
-408
Total Votes:
1254
71
(1979, Robert Benton): A divorced dad resents playing Mr. Mom, then fights for his son when his ex-wife demands custody.
Current Score:
-410
Total Votes:
1578
72
(1981, Hugh Hudson): The fates of two Olympic runners, one Christian and one Jewish, reflect the prejudices of twenties England.
Current Score:
-412
Total Votes:
1480
73
(2008, Kathryn Bigelow): US Army ordnance disposal teams disarm IEDs placed by Iraqi guerilla fighters.
Current Score:
-430
Total Votes:
2046
74
(1936, Robert Z. Leonard): Showman Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.'s fictionalized life is an excuse to showcase Follies featuring catchy tunes, famous comedians, and leggy girls.
Current Score:
-430
Total Votes:
1178
75
(2008, Danny Boyle): Game-show success fuels one man's escape from poverty in this Bollywood-tinged romantic drama.
Current Score:
-432
Total Votes:
1814
76
(1932, Edmund Goulding): A cross section of guests, from a world-famous ballerina to a dying accountant, check into a Berlin hotel.
Current Score:
-434
Total Votes:
1234
77
(1937, William Dieterle): The French writer's fight for Capt. Dreyfus, a victim of nineteenth-century anti-Semitism, is the focus of this biopic.
Current Score:
-441
Total Votes:
1125
78
(2001, Ron Howard): Mental illness plunges a once-brilliant mathematician into devastating paranoia and schizophrenia.
Current Score:
-462
Total Votes:
2034
79
(1948, Laurence Olivier): Olivier directed himself in this adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.
Current Score:
-466
Total Votes:
1276
80
(1929, Harry Beaumont): Hollywood's first all-talking musical was a backstage story featuring a Technicolor sequence.
Current Score:
-489
Total Votes:
1073
81
(1933, Frank Lloyd): Based on Noel Coward's play, this drama juxtaposes the trivial problems of London's rich and havoc of the early 20th century
Current Score:
-491
Total Votes:
1091
82
(1996, Anthony Minghella): The complexities of WWII are explored through the flashbacked adventures and romance of a horribly burned flyer.
Current Score:
-499
Total Votes:
1493
83
(1985, Sydney Pollack): Isak Dinesen's autobiographical writings inspired this story of romance in colonial Africa.
Current Score:
-530
Total Votes:
1476
84
(1998, John Madden): Romance and heartbreak inspires young Will Shakespeare's new play: Romeo and Juliet.
Current Score:
-618
Total Votes:
1652