Here is a list of the greatest movies of all time, according to us here at B Sunglasses.
We’re all self-confessed movie nuts here at B Sunglasses and we have quite varied taste when it comes to some of our favourites. We often have heated debates when trying to decide what the greatest movie of all time is. We thought we’d share some of our favourites with you so you can help us choose which you think deserve to be crowned the greatest of all time. Some conventional blockbuster movies are included; however there are a few little known additions for good measure.
We’ll start with one of Martin Scorsese’s classics. In our opinion, this is the greatest gangster movie of all time. It has everything: towering performances from the lead men, impeccable storyline and dialogue, outstanding dialogue and even though it has a fairly long run time, as most gangster movies do, it is so fast paced and thrilling it feels like a 30 minute episode.
It’s a Wonderful Life
More than just a Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life also happens to be one of the most feel good films ever made. We challenge anyone to watch James Stewart playing the selfless George Bailey and not cry!! What makes this movie even better is the fact that it’s perfect for all ages to watch and there’s nothing better than spending some quality family time watching this classic.
Even though Tarantino has a string of incredible movies, it’s hard to argue against Pulp Fiction being his ultimate masterpiece. The ingenious use of a non-linear storyline and dialogue that doesn’t necessarily progress the story set it apart from other blockbusters. It’s sharp, brutal in parts, with doses of twisted humour, Pulp Fiction is one of the coolest movies ever made.
Russell Crowe is nothing short of breathtaking as wronged General turned Gladiator out to avenge his family and murdered emperor. Joaquin Phoenix is the perfect foil for Crowe’s character as he plays a power hungry, almost demonic emperor. The fight scenes are impeccable and the opening battle scene sets the tone perfectly for a Roman epic and one of the all time greats.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
It’s often said that movie adaptations of revered books fail to live up to expectations. Even though Terry Gilliam’s adaptation was considered a box office failing it’s garnered a cult following since its release on DVD. Johnny Depp plays Hunter S Thompson’s drug addled, paranoid alter ego Raoul Duke to a tee. Fear and Loathing is a whirlwind, hallucinogenic rollercoaster that is as fast paced as the original story.
The Life of Brian
Monty Python’s story of a man who is mistaken for a messiah throughout his life is just simply one of the funniest movies of all time. The entire Python cast is at their hilarious best in this classic that seems to get even funnier every time you watch it. The end scene, which sees a group of crucified prisoners join in a chorus of ‘always look on the bright side of life’, sums up the wackiness of the Python’s perfectly.
We’ve ran out of space to include some of our favourites, as it’s just too hard to choose. Let us know if we’ve missed any of your favourite movies below.