Top 48 Best Movies in the World

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by

If you are looking for some really great movies to watch, you are in the right place. In this article, we have listed some of the greatest movies ever made. The movies are listed in no particular order. The list includes both modern movies and old classics. Some of which you may never have heard about, and other iconic and well-known. Without further ado, let’s dig in!

Godfather 1 & 2 (1972, 1974)

  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Actors: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert de Niro, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall.

Citizen Kane (1941)

  • Directed by Orson Welles
  • Actors: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten.

Apocalypse Now Redux (2000)

  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Actors: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Dennis Hopper.

The third man (1949)

Directed by: Carol Reed Actor: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica Actor: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola

The dictator (1940)

Directed by: Charlie Chaplin Actors: Charlie Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Waterfront (1954)

Directed by: Elia Kazan Actors: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Johnny Friendly

North by Northwest (1959)

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock Actors: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

The 400 Blows (1959)

Directed by: Francois Truffaut Actors: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Directed by: David Lean Actor: Peter O´Toole, Alec Guiness, Anthony Quinn

In the heat of the night (1967)

Directed by: Norman Jewison Actors: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

The seven samurai (1954)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Actor: Toshiro Mifune

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Actors: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.

Amarcord (1973)

Directed by Federico Fellini. Actors: Pupella Maggio, Bruno Zanin, Amando Brancia.

1900 (1976)

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci. Actors: Robert de Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Burt Lancaster, Dominique Sanda, Sterling Hayden.

Short Cuts (1993)

Directed by Robert Altman. Actors: Andie McDowell, Jack Lemmon, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer.

Taxi Driver (1976)

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Actors: Robert de Niro, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd.

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Directed by Guiseppe Tornatore. Actors: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili.

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Directed by: John Schlesinger Actors: Dustin Hoffman, John Voight, Sylvia Miles

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Directed by: Milos Forman Actors: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield

Chinatown (1974)

Directed by: Roman Polanski Actors: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

The last ride (1972)

Directed by: John Boorman Actors: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty.

French Connection (1971)

Directed by: William Friedkin Actors: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider.

The tin drum (1979)

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff Actors: Mario Adorf, David Bennet, Angela Winkler.

Pulp fiction (1994)

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Actors: Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel.

Terminator 2 – Judgment day (1991)

Directed by: James Cameron Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong.

LA. Confidential (1997)

Directed by: Curtis Hanson Actors: Kevin Spacey, Russel Crowe, Kim Basinger.

Amadeus (1984)

Directed by: Milos Forman Actors: Tom Hulce, F Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Berridge.

Alien (1979)

Directed by: Ridley Scott Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerrit, Harry Dean Stanton.

Deer Hunter (1978)

Directed by: Michael Cimino Actors: Robert de Niro, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep.

All the president’s men (1976)

Directed by: Alan J Pakula Actors: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards.

Platoon (1986)

Directed by: Oliver Stone Actors: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe.

E. T. (1982)

Directed by: Steven Spielberg Actors: Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace.

Life is beautiful (1997)

Directed by: Robert Benigni. Actors: Rebort Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durani.

Seven (1995)

Directed by: David Fincher Actors: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey.

Fargo (1996)

Directed by: Joel and Ethan Coen Actors: Frances McDormand, William H Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare.

The Celebration (1998)

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg Actors: Ulrich Thomsen, Paprika Steen, Henning Moritzen.

Magnolia (1999)

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson Actors: Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, John C Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Trainspotting (1996)

Directed by: Danny Boyle Actors: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller.

Dancing with wolves (1990)

Directed by: Kevin Costner Actors: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Green II.

Burnt by the Sun (1994)

Directed by: Nikita Michailkov Actors: Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Michailkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite.

A little movie about killing (1988)

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski Actors: Morislav Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz.

The marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Actors: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Gottfried John.

Before the rain (1994)

Directed by: Milcho Manchevski Actors: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégorie Colm

The Remains of the Day (1993)

Directed by: James Ivory Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox.

Padre Padrone (1977)

Directed by: Paolo and Vittorio Tavini Actors: Omro Anonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli.

We who loved each other so much (1974)

Directed by: Ettore Scola Actors: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli.