My Top Ten Greatest Movies of All Time

Now these are some of the best movies I have ever seen in my life! Some you may or may not agree with me. But to me these are the greatest!
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1.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ The first time I saw this movie, it touched my heart! It showed me to never give up hope. I mean its the highest rated movie on here! ” - Dukeking3
 
2.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ I remember asking my grandpa "Whats the greatest movie that you've ever seen?". He said Gone With The Wind. The reason why I don't have it being number one is because it does not have a happy ending. But I have to say it is one of the greatest movies ever made. ” - Dukeking3
 
3.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ What can I say about The Godfather? This movie really got peoples attention back in the early 70's when the movie business was going downhill. It opened doors to a much larger scale of movies. It was a new and epic step in filmmaking! ” - Dukeking3
 
4.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ This movie blew me away when I saw it in theaters! This is how a superhero movie should be made! Heath Ledger's performance was stellar!! ” - Dukeking3
 
5.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ To me this is the greatest sci-fi movie of all time and always will be!! ” - Dukeking3
 
6.
On the Waterfront (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ If you want to see why Marlon Brando was so great, I recommend this movie to you! ” - Dukeking3
 
7.
Citizen Kane (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ How could I not have this movie on my list! Most people say that this IS the greatest movie of all time. I can't blame them. I don't know why the oscars didn't give it best picture. ” - Dukeking3
 
8.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
While not intelligent, Forrest Gump has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ This one I can see maybe not being on the list. But I would say that it is one of the greatest! ” - Dukeking3
 
9.
The Searchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ This movie is the greatest western of all time with the greatest western actor of all time!! John Wayne's performance was magnificent! ” - Dukeking3
 
10.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ This movie maybe the great action/adventure of all time! I would actually say that the third one was my favorite out of the series though, but this is the one that started the franchise! ” - Dukeking3