Some might say there are no perfect movies, but there are a lucky few that come pretty close. These amazing films have managed the feat of getting 99% critics approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Some of these are considered among the greatest films of all time, e.g Casablanca, While others are modern classics loved by anyone who sees them, e.g Paddington 2. What they all have in common is that almost all critics thought they deserved high praise.
10/10 Growing Up Can Be Both Scary and Hilarious – ‘Lady Bird’ (2017)
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig‘s sophomore directorial effort and the highest-rated A24 comedy on Rotten Tomatoes, is a tender and sweet comedy about a seventeen-year-old with an artistic bent coming of age in Sacramento, California.
The film deals beautifully with themes like coming of age and female adolescence. In the process, it delivers all kinds of emotions, from sincere laughter to bitter tears. It’s one of the funniest and most relevant coming-of-age movies in recent years, and more than deserves the approval of 99% of Rotten Tomatoes critics.
9/10 Fatherhood, 40 Feet Under the Sea – ‘Finding Nemo’ (2003)
Three-time winner of the Best Animated Feature Oscar, Finding Nemo It’s a charming story of a clown fish who embarks on a journey to save his son, taken by a diver.
A beloved Pixar classic, the film is as heartbreaking as it is thrilling and laugh-out-loud. Although it may seem like a rather simple film on the surface, its impressive animation, vivid cast of characters, and complex story about fatherhood and courage all make it a wonderful experience.
8/10 What Lies Beneath the Film Noir Genre – ‘The Third Man’ (1949)
This classic film noir is an utterly charming film about a novelist who travels to post-war Vienna as a guest of old friend Harry Lime, only to discover that his old friend has mysteriously died.
With surprising twists and turns, a captivating story, charming characters, and a distinctly magical presence Orson Welles, The third man This makes it absolutely amazing that it is considered one of the best movies not only of its genre, but of all time.
7/10 It’s Definitely a Contender – ‘On the Waterfront’ (1954)
Winner of 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, on the waterfront is one Elia Kazan A classic about a man who dreams of becoming a prizefighter while running errands on the New Jersey docks.
Vaguely realistic with a compelling story and a character study with really effective elements, the movie deserves all the praise at every turn. It also features one of the most jaw-dropping acting performances ever put on screen, by a landmark in film history. Marlon Brando.
6/10 Everything He Touches Turns To Gold – ‘Goldfinger’ (1964)
Even after more than half a century since the franchise started in 2007 Goldfinger— the third movie in the series— where Sean Conneryin which James Bond uncovers a plot to raid Fort Knox and destroy the world economy, is still considered by many to be the best of the entire franchise.
The film is fully aware of what makes spy movies fun and uses those elements to their fullest potential. It has one of the best Bond girls, one of the best Bond villains, one of the best Bond songs, and Connery is fantastic in his role.
5/10 An Adventure That Changed Two Worlds – ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ (2010)
The How to train your dragon The trilogy is one of the highest-rated film franchises in Rotten Tomatoes, but the best entry is undoubtedly the first film, where the teenage son of the Viking leader of Burke’s dragon-hunting village secretly befriends one of the beasts.
The world-building, characterization, and nuanced narrative are all top-notch, resulting in one of the most enjoyable and acclaimed fantasy films of the 21st century, animated or otherwise.
4/10 The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship – ‘Casablanca’ (1942)
In this beautiful romantic drama, an eccentric American ex-pat who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during WWII faces unexpected challenges when an ex-lover shows up at his door.
Casablanca Filled with quotable dialogue, intriguing plot points, and richly layered characters, it’s one of the best-written American movies of all time. It’s not just that, though: it’s expertly crafted all around, a visually and aurally arresting experience with a wonderful story.
3/10 You’ll Never Be The Same Again – ‘Paddington 2’ (2017)
If you’re having a rough day and need a hug, Paddington 2 It’s a movie that feels like a much-needed warm-up. In it, Paddington Bear takes on a series of odd jobs to deliver a gift to his aunt, but it gets stolen.
Simple in its scope and gentle in its approach, it’s one of those movies that’s practically impossible to hate (save for a few killjoy critics, that is). It’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s amazingly paced, and it improves on everything that made the first movie so charming.
2/10 Forget it, Jake. Rotten Tomatoes – ‘Chinatown’ (1974)
Dark, scandalous, and innocent pace, Chinatown A film noir about a private investigator hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband’s extramarital affairs, only to fall into a web of betrayal and deceit.
Award-worthy cast, stunning visuals, and Robert TowneA flawless screenplay filled with shocking twists and mesmerizing themes, the film proves itself as one of the greatest to come out of America in the 70s, a decade filled with particularly fierce competition.
1/10 The Very Best of the Very Best – ‘Citizen Kane’ (1941)
It’s been over 80 years, and this magical mystery drama that chronicles the rise and fall of a journalist magnate is still considered by many critics and audience members to be the absolute best movie ever made.
Filled with intricate depth and a timeless narrative style, Citizen Kane It grabs the audience’s attention from the moment it starts and doesn’t let go until the credits roll. It is interesting, thematically rich, wonderfully directed, and has stunning visuals and a talented cast. If there is any film that deserves to be considered almost perfect, this is the one.
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