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Top 10 Greatest Hollywood Movies of All Time

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Picking the top 10 greatest Hollywood movies from a treasure of countless mind-blowing films is a nearly impossible task. 

To make this list, we divided all of Hollywood into the ten biggest genres: Action, Thriller, Horror, Drama, Superhero, Animated, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, and Musical. 

We’ll pick the greatest movies from each genre based on several aspects. How well did the critics acclaim it? How good is the film through the technical and narrative lens? Let’s get into the top 10 greatest Hollywood movies without further ado.

Drama: The Godfather

This masterpiece of a story by Mario Puzo adapted for the big screen by director Francis Ford Coppola, is bound to be on the list. It went on to win three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. 

The movie focuses on the personal lives of characters like Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), Michael (Al Pacino), and many more. This allows the audience to overlook the characters as mafia members and instead sympathize with them as normal human beings.

The Godfather follows no grand events and plotlines throughout the movie. It focuses on the shift of power in an organization between generations. It manages to capture the audience for its unconventional runtime. Especially rare.  

His performance might be the best acting as a Mafia leader to date. The dark yet comforting cinematography and a saddening soundtrack leave a lasting impact on the audience. Its editing is no less fabulous. Marlon Brando won the Academy Award for his performance as Don Vito Corleone.  

The magnificence of The Godfather shaped cinema and acted as the benchmark for all the mafia films to come.

Honorable Mentions in Drama: Taxi Driver, The Social Network, and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Thriller: Se7en

David Fincher’s masterpiece Se7en (1995) was and will be a cult classic. This movie would attract audiences for a multitude of reasons. Some for its psychological thriller plot. Some for its dark cinematography and even its portrayal of the seven deadly sins. 

The movie starts with two detectives. One who believes he has seen everything and the other who isn’t ready for what he’s about to see. The dark set design of the house, the grotesque death, and the word “Gluttony” carved on the wall set the tone of Fincher’s direction from the get-go. 

Along with captivating performances, haunting yet astoundingly dark cinematography, and Oscar-nominated editing, it is a treat for the audience. 

Moreover, the minimalist but meaningful dialogues of the nihilistic Somerset and aggressive Mills provide the audience with charisma and fluidity. After all, how can one forget the agony and pain of Mill’s “WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!” 

Besides being a genuinely rounded movie, Se7en, apart from the film in the same genre, is its use of symbolism—incorporated in the movie through Dante’s Inferno, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. 

This literary addition makes the movie worthy of deeper analysis, captivating audiences. 

Honorable Mentions in Thriller: Black Swan, Fight Club, Silence of the Lambs