Movies are one of the most timeless forms of art and entertainment. The greatest movies are often considered inspirational, thought-provoking, and take viewers on an emotional journey. Here are some of the best movies of all time, according to audiences and critics, and all great choices to watch right now:
The Shawshank Redemption: This 1994 inspirational marvel stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It is the story of two men sentenced to life in prison who create an unbreakable bond that lasts a lifetime. The film depicts their daily struggles and the violence experienced inside prison filled with a corrupt administration. Working within the system, Robbins’ character gains the trust of other inmates, correctional officers, and the warden. Through this trust, he can execute the greatest jailbreak the prison has ever seen.
The Godfather: The Godfather, produced in 1974, is a timeless classic and often considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time. This film, starring Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Diane Keaton, tells the story of the Italian-American mob family, the Corleone’s. Under family pressure, the youngest son in the family joins the mafia. While he tries to lead a normal life, he unwillingly becomes more deeply involved in a life of crime. His marriage and values are tested as he becomes entrenched in betrayal and violence.
Hidden Figures (2017): Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.
Lionheart (2018): Looking to prove her worth, a woman steps up to the challenge to work with her crude and eccentric brother when her father, Chief Ernest Obiagu is forced to take a step back due to health issues.
Guess who’s coming to dinner (1967): Joanna, a young woman raised with liberal values, brings home her fiance John, a widowed, black physician. Over dinner, Joanna’s parents’ apprehensions become evident causing trouble for the couple.
Toy Story: 1995 brought about this cinematic wonder. Toy Story tells the tale of what a child’s toys do when no one is looking. Woody, played by Tom Hanks, is Andy’s favorite toy. His position is jeopardized when Buzz Lightyear, the space ranger played by Tim Allen, comes on the scene. Through a series of unfortunate and life-threatening situations, the two become allies and unlikely best friends.
The Black Panther (2018): “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.