When cool weather arrives, there’s nothing we love better than to snuggle up with blanket and a bowl of popcorn to a good movie. Here are some of the greatest movies of ever made, so whether you’re watching them for the first time or rewatching them, these are the movies that will withstand the test of time.
30 of the Greatest Movies of All Time To Add to Your Watch List
1.Les Misérables (2012) PG-13
The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel Les Misérables brings to life some of literature’s most beloved characters in an experience that will completely transport you.
2. The Crucible (1996) PG-13
During a time in American history where paranoia ruled and witchcraft was punished by death, this film adaptation of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible is spot-on and will leave you applauding the ending.
3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) R
Starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins as two prisoners with a unique friendship and an eye for freedom, The Shawshank Redemption is a must-see.
4. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) G
This 1962 movie of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird is the only one that’s been made, and for good reason. It’s quite possible that no actor will ever top Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and no director will honor the plot and the spirit of the book as well as this film will.
5. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017) PG
Adults who grew up loving Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast will revisit childhood with their favorite songs (plus some new ones) and characters. Emma Watson makes a delicate and charming Belle.
6. The Princess Bride (1987) PG
“Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!” The Princess Bride is one of the most quoted films of all time and no matter how many times you watch, it you always come away loving it more.
7. Life is Beautiful (1997) PG-13
Don’t let the subtitles of this incredible film deter you. Life is Beautiful is the story of a sweet Jewish father and his son trying to survive a concentration camp with optimism and a little imagination. This film will leave you a changed person.
8. Tootsie (1982) PG
Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) successfully becomes a woman in order to land a spot on a popular daytime soap opera. This clean comedy adds a touching note to make it one of the greatest films of al time.
9. Forest Gump (1994) PG-13
The story of an Alabama man with a low IQ stars Tom Hanks in one of his best roles. Forest Gump is three parts funny and all parts feel-good.
10. Citizen Kane (1941) PG
This black and white film is an oldie but a goodie. It’s a mystery/drama about a dying man’s last words. Charles Foster Kane, on his death bead, holds a snow globe and utters the words “Rosebud.” The news world desperately tries to decipher its meaning.
11. Inception (2010) PG-13
Talk about mind-benders, this one takes the psyche to a whole new “level.” Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page star in this intense film that will make you think differently about dreams.
12. Gone with the Wind (1939) G
Apple pie, The Star Spangled Banner…nothing gets more American than Gone with the Wind. Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Buttler have a rocky and epic romance in the American Civil War era with roots deep in the South.
13. Field of Dreams (1989) PG
Baseball fans will love this Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones flick. When a corn farmer hears a voice saying, “If you build it, they will come...” he decides to plow down his field and build a baseball diamond. What happens after you can choose to believe or not.
14. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) PG
One of the greatest family films of all time, E.T. has captured our hearts for decades. No matter how old or young you are, you will fall in love with that sweet, quirky extra terrestrial.
15. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) G
This is one of the highest ranked movies of all time on Rotten Tomatoes. If you like musicals, you’ll love Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in this fun and infectious film.
16. Toy Story (1995) G
It’s hard to believe it’s been over twenty years since Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios teamed up to bring us one of the greatest animated films of all time. Toy Story is an essential in every household.
17. Avatar (2009) PG-13
Futuristic and fantastical, Avatar comes from director James Cameron (Titanic) and was rumored to cost over $500 Million. Even if you don’t like science fiction, you’ll love the beautiful cinematics and interesting plot of Avatar.
18. Rain Man (1988) R
Rain Man features two estranged brothers, Charlie (Tom Cruise) and Raymond (Dustin Hoffman). When their father dies and leaves his $3 Million fortune to Raymond, an autistic savant, Charlie kidnaps Raymond and takes him on a cross-country road trip which brings plenty of drama.
19. The Truman Show (1998) PG
This film’s high ratings and critical acclaim are no surprise. When Truman (Jim Carey) finds out his entire life has been a TV show, his whole is blown wide open.
20. Groundhog Day (1993) PG
When weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is assigned to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, he finds himself trapped in some odd time loop. Connors is forced to live the same day over and over again until he gets it right!
21. The Lion King (1994) G
Fun, significant, and a film that will survive the test of time, The Lion King is superb.
22. The Prestige (2006) PG-13
When magician Robert Angier’s wife accidentally dies during a magic performance, Robert blames his best friend Alfred Borden and the two magicians become the fiercest enemies. Each attempts to create the most successful and fatal illusion ever.
23. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) R
Like nothing you’ve ever seen before, Mad Max: Fury Road will put your practical expectations to the test. It’s a post-apocalyptic world where the psychopathic bad guys ride killer motor bikes and monster trucks through the dessert. This movie is one wild ride!
24. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) PG
This movie has been around for awhile, but some argue it’s the best film portrayal ever made of the classic Robin Hood story.
25. The Green Mile (1999) R
When prisoner John Coffey, a giant black man with a mental disability enters Cold Mountain Penitentiary on a charge of rape and murder, strange things start to happen that have everyone questioning Coffey’s innocence.
26. The Sound of Music (1965) G
Julie Andrews will forever be Maria, the governess who comes to the Austrian Von Trapp family and brings happiness and a lot of singing with her.
27. The Sixth Sense (1999) PG-13
28. Ghostbusters (1984) PG
The original Gostbusters will always hold its iconic place in film history. They’re cool, funny, and fearless against the craziest looking ghosts we’ve ever seen!
29. Dumb and Dumber (1994) PG-13
If you can’t quote at least ten lines from Dumb and Dumber, it’s time to watch this hilariously stupid film again…and again, and again.
30. The Theory of Everything (2014) PG-13
Stephen Hawking is the famous and brilliant physicist who’s early onset of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) affected his marriage in this remarkably human film.
You can find more great films here on this top 100 list. Did we include all of your favorites? Feel free to comment below with your top picks!