There are so many extraordinary works that have been created throughout the history of cinema. There are many aspects that are assessed to determine the quality of cinematography, starting from the number of viewers, reviews, to its popularity on various platforms, one of which is IMDb.
Launching imdb.com, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is a popular, trusted and authoritative source of information containing information, ratings and reviews of films, the latest TV shows and related celebrities.
Periodically, this site also conducts surveys and releases lists of the best shows based on certain categories. The following is a list of the best Western films of all time with high ratings on IMDb, according to the list accessed on September 27, 2023:
1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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This film, based on the novel by Rita Haywork, managed to achieve a rating of 9.3/10 and became the best work of all time according to the latest IMDb data. “Shawshank Redemption” tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a banker who was sentenced to life in prison. He was accused of killing his wife, even though he was not the perpetrator.
In prison, he becomes good friends with Ellis ‘Red’ Redding (Morgan Freeman), a prisoner who has been there for 20 years. Until finally, Andy Dufresne managed to escape and uncover the crimes of Prison Head Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton).
This work deserves to be the best film because it succeeds in draining emotions, supported by extraordinary acting and script.
2. The Godfather (1972)
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Released in 1972, this film is surprisingly still one of the most popular shows to this day. “The Godfather” tells the story of mafia boss Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) who plans to pass on his power to his youngest son Michael (Al Pacino). From here, various conflicts emerged that endangered the lives of the mafia’s family members.
Interestingly, the story of The Godfather is based on the true story of a gang in America. Not only does this film show the dark and cruel side of mafia life, this film also addresses various problems and conflicts in society at that time.
This film won 3 Oscars and a total of 30 awards in the film field, where at that time Marlon Brando actually refused the Oscar award. However, with a rating of 9.2/10 on IMDb, The Godfather was ranked as the second best film of all time.
3. The Dark Knight (2008)
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In terms of plot, “The Dark Knight” (2008) may not be much different from other Batman films. This film made by Christopher Nolan tells the story of Bruce Wayne aka Batman (Christopher Nolan) fighting the Joker (Heath Ledger). However, what is interesting about this film is the craziness of the Joker who does unexpected things to carry out his actions.
The Joker did not destroy Gotham with his own hands, but instead destroyed the psychology of the protagonist Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). The quality of the actors’ acting, the effects full of fire, and the storyline are also quite tense. This film has won 162 awards (including 2 Oscars), and is currently ranked third in IMDb’s best films, with a rating of 9.0/10.
4. Schindler’s List (1993)
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This film, which was released in 1993, is set in Poland during World War II. It is said that Oskar Schindler was a businessman who was worried about the safety of his Jewish employees.
The reason is, at that time various tortures and abuses were carried out by the Nazis very brutally. He also desperately tried to save the people around him.
Because of the interesting and historical plot, complete with excellent acting, many people idolize this film. “Schindler’s List” won 7 Oscar awards and now has a rating of 9.0/10 which makes it the fourth best film of all time on IMDb.
5. 12 Angry Men (1957)
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This film was released in 1957 but still holds an extraordinary place in the hearts of the audience. This is proven by a rating of 9.0/10, which brings it to the fifth best film of all time on IMDb.
In fact, the story is quite simple, namely telling the atmosphere of a debate between 12 men who were discussing the alleged murder of a small child with their own father.
The conflict that emerged was that of the 12 people arguing, one of them tried to convince that the little boy was innocent and did not deserve the death penalty. This film only takes place in a small room, but manages to show intense and interesting scenes until the end.
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
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Who would have thought, the final sequel to the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” would actually be the best film compared to its two predecessors. After going through various struggles and difficulties, Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) finally managed to reach the Mountain of Darkness to destroy Sauron’s ring. However, difficulties still continue because various wars must be fought so that the Dark Ruler can be destroyed.
This film displays dramatic effects, exciting battles, and touching romance. “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” managed to achieve a rating of 9.0/10 which put it in sixth place as the best film on IMDb. This film also won 215 awards, including 11 Oscars.
7. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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Continuing the success of the first sequel, “The Godfather: Part II” once again tells the story of the life of a mafia gang boss who has now been completely taken over by Michael (Al Pacino). His father, Vito Corleone, had died of a heart attack.
Now, it’s Michael’s turn to control the business and face the various threats in front of him. Still featuring a charming plot, scenes and acting, this film won 6 Oscars and an IMDb rating of 9.0/10, which makes it the seventh best film of all time.
8. Pulp Fiction (1994)
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With a rating of 8.9/10, “Pulp Fiction” is the eighth best film of all time according to IMDb. This film, starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, tells the story of the life of an underground mafia full of violence, intrigue and danger. This cinema is one of director Quentin Tarantino’s best works and won an Oscar award.
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