IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 Movies Since 1970

by Breumaster | created - 07 Nov 2019 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

The poll board users have chosen their most beloved movies since 1970. They all have reasons for picking their special candidate of the new movie era. Which user's list do you agree with the most? Tell us about your favorites here. Please also try IMDb Poll Board Users' Top 10 All Time Classics.

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1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,645,609 | Gross: $134.97M

2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,375,908 | Gross: $28.34M

thenolanfan's picks: 01. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Reason: "This movie is intelligent, based on an excellent book, played by a legendary actor such as Morgan Freeman. Directed by a true artist ( Frank Darabont), I hope that this movie will be remembered for many years, Probably the best picture ever made. You need to see at least one time in your life."

02. Inception (2010) 03. The Dark Knight (2008) 04. A Clockwork Orange (1971) 05. Joker (2019) 06. Goodfellas (1990) 07. Gladiator (2000) 08. Memento (2000) 09. Chinatown (1974) 10. The Godfather (1972)

3. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 706,794 | Gross: $106.95M

penchofifteenpolls' picks: 01. Black Swan (2010)

Reason: "Visually stunning and with a powerful lead actress, it is a movie that shows three stories in one. The descent of a dancer into madness, the rivalry in a ballett for the main role and the story of Swan Lake."

02. The Dark Knight (2008) 03. Children of Men (2006) 04. Jurassic Park (1993) 05. Toy Story 3 (2010) 06. Das Leben der Anderen (2006) 07. El secreto de sus ojos (2009) 08. Whiplash (2014) 09. Dangerous Liaisons (1988) 10. The Mission (1986)

4. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 234,555 | Gross: $11.99M

NDbportmanfan's picks: 01 Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Reason: "It is such a sweet story that really left an impression in terms of me appreciating films. I would have never branched out and tried to discover amazing films from the past or from different countries without watching this; I may never had the desire to visit this wonderful website either."

02. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 03. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 04. Schindler's List (1993) 05. Léon (1994) 06. Shaun of the Dead (2004) 07. Blade Runner (1982) 08. El laberinto del fauno (2006) 09. Alien (1979) 10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

5. Fallen Angels (1995)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

This Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 27,602

Son_of_albstein's picks: 01. Do lok tin si (1995)

Reason: "There is much talk but little being said, much hustle-bustle but so much loneliness. But amid the crowds streaming past quickly, you may find a deaf man amusing himself in slow-motion."

02. Do lok tin si (1995) 03. Taxi Driver (1976) 04. The Godfather: Part II (1974) 05. The Godfather (1972) 06. Pulp Fiction (1994) 07. Brazil (1985) 08. Fargo (1996) 09. The King of Comedy (1982) 10. Scarface (1983)

6. Who's Singin' Over There? (1980)

86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

It's April 5, 1941, somewhere in Serbia. A group of people go on a bus to Belgrade, on a journey that will change their lives forever.

Director: Slobodan Sijan | Stars: Pavle Vuisic, Dragan Nikolic, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Aleksandar Bercek

Votes: 14,301

mihailorazvigor's picks: 01. Ko to tamo peva (1980)

Reason: "Endlessly rewatchable and quotable - a perfect mix of comedy, drama and adventure, with a lot of memorable characters."

02. Excalibur (1981) 03. Clue (1985) 04. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 05. Jurassic Park (1993) 06. The Big Lebowski (1998) 07. The Prince of Egypt (1998) 08. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 09. Children of Men (2006) 10. Song of the Sea (2014)

7. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

75 Metascore

Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.

Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes

Votes: 370,202 | Gross: $291.71M

NarniaIsAwesome's picks: 01. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Reason: "It's an absolutely exhilarating adventure with all the right ingredients! The makers were imaginative, but respected the wonderful source material by C.S. Lewis. And Liam Neeson was simply made to be Aslan."

02. Last Action Hero (1993) 03. Piglet's Big Movie (2003) 04. Rampage (2018) 05. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) 06. Barbie as Rapunzel (2002) 07. Big Bad (2016) 08. A Very Brady Sequel (1996) 09. Frozen (2013) 10. Christopher Robin (2018)

8. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 736,109 | Gross: $28.26M

joesiegels' picks: 01. Taxi Driver (1976)

Reason: "Taxi Driver is not only my favorite movie, it is also the movie that has affected me the most, it gave me a state of alienation like no movie, no book, no song has done it, I fell in love with the underground world through which Travis travels through of his yellow taxi in a kind of descent into madness while the smoke escapes through the vents of the streets, and the cab splashes through water from hydrants--a Stygian passage. "

02. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 03. Apocalypse Now (1979) 04. The Godfather (1972) 05. Mystic River (2003) 06. Boogie Nights (1997) 07. The Sting (1973) 08. Back to the Future (1985) 09. Cidade de Deus (2002) 10. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

9. The Machinist (2004)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian

Votes: 362,068 | Gross: $1.08M

Hoekkie's picks: 01. The Machinist (2004)

Reason: "You don’t know what you are watching until the film is finished. Then all pieces fall into place, just like Trevor Reznik, Christian Bale in the performance of his life, and you see what for masterpiece this movie is."

02. Commando (1985) 03. Taxi Driver (1976) 04. About Schmidt (2002) 05. Joker (2019) 06. The Warriors (1979) 07. Risky Business (1983) 08. Back to the Future (1985) 09. Memento (2000) 10. Westworld (1973)

10. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

96 Metascore

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 664,477 | Gross: $10.06M

MJdracko's picks: 01. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)

Reason: "Hayao Miyazaki created a masterpiece of animation, and this type of films is what makes Japanese animation always above the American, this is a mature, complex and deep animation, Miyazaki's work is almost perfect, the history is surreal and fantastic and has a beauty that only this movie could have"

02. Nashville (1975) 03. WALL·E (2008) 04. Un prophète (2009) 05. The Player (1992) 06. Kimi no na wa. (2016) 07. Kôkaku Kidôtai (1995) 08. Tonari no Totoro (1988) 09. Akira (1988) 10. Fargo (1996)

11. Children of a Lesser God (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

A new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco

Votes: 15,191 | Gross: $31.85M

12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,662,974 | Gross: $377.85M

Silitonga's picks: 01. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Reason: The Return of the King is really the heart of this epic cinematic masterpiece. A fantastic ending to the amazing adaptation of the Lord of the Rings books. The best fantasy movie ever."

02. Schindler's List (1993) 03. Forrest Gump (1994) 04. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 05. Gladiator (2000) 06. The Departed (2006) 07. American Beauty (1999) 08. Amadeus (1984) 09. The Dark Knight (2008) 10. The Green Mile (1999)

13. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

76 Metascore

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 349,667 | Gross: $2.38M

TsarStepan's picks: 01. Mononoke-hime (1997)

Reason: "Hayao Miyazaki's visually striking masterwork is even more powerful in this environmental and political climate. Civilization and nature at war with each other."

02. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) 03. Kôkaku Kidôtai (1995) 04. Children of Men (2006) 05. Sideways (2004) 06. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 07. Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004) 08. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 09. Chinatown (1974) 10. Sicario (2015)

14. Chinese Coffee (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama

Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript.

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Jerry Orbach, Susan Floyd, Ellen McElduff

Votes: 3,930

rocky-o's picks: 01. Chinese Coffee (2000)

Reason: " 'Chinese Coffee' stars Jerry Orbach and Al Pacino and features writing that is crisp, raw, and real... The emotions are endless as Pacino’s character writes a new novel, while Orbach’s character struggles on with his photography... Jealousy and desire fill the screen with two actors who portray these characters with honesty and trust... The movie is filmed in a low-rent style, perfect for an arthouse showing, as well as bringing their New York into a truthful existence."

02. All the President's Men (1976) 03. The Commitments (1991) 04. The Paper (1994) 05. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 06. Network (1976) 07. Le violon rouge (1998) 08. Short Cuts (1993) 09. Bird (1988) 10. Zelig (1983)

15. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

Eddy persuades his three pals to pool money for a vital poker game against a powerful local mobster, Hatchet Harry. Eddy loses, after which Harry gives him a week to pay back 500,000 pounds.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Votes: 541,343 | Gross: $3.90M

Ardan Türzünsoy's picks: 01. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Reason: "it's the most fun I ever had watching a film. It has perfect photography, perfect editing (never, ever slowing down or going so fast that you miss the story) looks extremely slick, has perhaps the best and most quotable dialogue I heard in a comedy, Guy Ritchie used music as well as Tarantino, perhaps even better, almost like a character in the film. And although the plot is extremely intricate, you have no trouble following it. At least I didn't."

02. Das Boot (1981) 03. Apocalypse Now (1979) 04. The Godfather (1972) 05. Reservoir Dogs (1992) 06. Alien (1979) 07. Fight Club (1999) 08. The Evil Dead (1981) 09. Unforgiven (1992) 10. Blade Runner (1982)

16. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 580,350 | Gross: $18.35M

Itacc's picks: 01. Into the Wild (2007)

Reason: "It has a fascinating story that caught me from the beginning and changed my way of seeing life, the last phrase that Christopher writes in his wood is one of the quotes that has most marked my life, I learned to appreciate small pleasures of life, the kindness of people and it's still an incredibly directed and interpretated movie."

02. The Departed (2006) 03. Soylent Green (1973) 04. The Shining (1980) 05. Goodfellas (1990) 06. Fight Club (1999) 07. Zodiac (2007) 08. V for Vendetta (2005) 09. Titanic (1997) 10. Scarface (1983)

17. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 736,109 | Gross: $28.26M

18. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 189,085 | Gross: $9.93M

otter68's picks: 01. Brazil (1985)

Reason: "It's an amazing fantasy story with incredible visuals and great performances, especially Robert Dinero's cameo as the blackmarket fugitive heating repairman. It's the story of a everyman who is happy in his anonymity who finds himself chasing the girl of his dreams, literally, through the world of an oppressive government that controls everything and tries to control everyone. It holds up well after 30 years and stands the test of time.

02. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 03. Schindler's List (1993) 04. Star Wars (1977) 05. The Shining (1980) 06. Life of Brian (1979) 07. Full Metal Jacket (1987) 08. The Godfather (1972) 09. Fandango (1985) 10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

19. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 510,827 | Gross: $107.51M

20. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,375,908 | Gross: $28.34M

Breumaster's picks: 01. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Reason: "The story is told in an unbeatable fluent storyflow by a perfect cast, cut, camera, directing. It's a milestone of cinema with most intriguing characters. The sporadically voice over is a perfect way to introduce timesteps. What a clever and descent created movie! Even though the twist is revealed after watching it, I've watched it several times again."

02. Schindler's List (1993) 03. Interstellar (2014) 04. Amadeus (1984) 05. Dangal (2016) 06. Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988) 07. Gran Torino (2008) 08. A Clockwork Orange (1971) 09. Mother! (2017) 10. Drishyam (2015)

21. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,645,609 | Gross: $134.97M



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