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IMDb's Highest Rated Must-Watch Movies

IMDb is one of the most trusted online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia, reviews etc. You can make your own wishlist of movies you want to watch, write your reviews and rate movies etc as per your liking. SO here is a list of highest rated movies on IMDb, if you have watched even a single one of them till now, do it right away!

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Directed by Frank Darabont. With Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler. Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Rating : 9.4

The Godfather (1972)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton. The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Rating : 9.5

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis. The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Rating : 9.0

12 Angry Men (1957)

Goofs Within the last half hour of the movie, the clock on the wall in the jury room can be seen indicating 6:15. Several minutes later, E.G. Marshall states that it is "a quarter after six". Several minutes after that, the wall clock is seen again, but still shows 6:15.
Rating : 8.9

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Blondie (The Good) is a professional gunslinger who is out trying to earn a few dollars. Angel Eyes (The Bad) is a hit man who always commits to a task and sees it through, as long as he is paid to do so.
Rating : 8.9

Schindler's List (1993)

Oskar Schindler is a vainglorious and greedy German businessman who becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, it is a testament for the good in all of us.
Ratings : 8.9

Fight Club (1999)

Directed by David Fincher. With Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf. An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Ratings : 8.9

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

Directed by Peter Jackson. With Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom. 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.
Ratings : 8.9

Inception (2010)

Directed by Christopher Nolan. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe. A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.
Ratings : 8.8

Forrest Gump (1994)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field. Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.
Ratings : 8.8