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There have been so many amazing movies released over the years. You likely have your favorites that you consider to be the best of all-time, but have you ever wondered which movies are truly the top-rated? Read on to learn about the top five rated movies of all-time by IMDB. This will give you a taste of some of the most critically successful films ever to grace the silver screen. 

  1. The Shawshank Redemption

Anyone who has seen The Shawshank Redemption will know that it is an all-time classic. Despite having a seemingly depressing premise and being set in a maximum-security prison, this is actually a movie that has a positive message. It’s something that brings you a lot of joy while also making you think about things. The acting in this movie is superb, and it’s based on a really good Stephen King story. 

  1. The Godfather

The Godfather is one of those movies that is just so good that you can’t stop thinking about it once the credits roll. This is a gripping film that is going to have you engrossed the entire time. It’s certainly a long movie, but you’ll fall in love with the great acting and characters. It helps that this is one of the most quotable movies ever to be made, too. 

  1. The Godfather Part II

Unsurprisingly, The Godfather Part II comes in just behind the original movie. This is another master class in acting and storytelling that you’re going to enjoy. If you loved the original film, then you’re going to need to watch this one to see how things ultimately turn out. It’s considered one of the best movie franchises ever for a reason. 

  1. The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is a movie that had a huge cultural impact when it was released in 2008. Batman has captured moviegoers’ imaginations for a long time, but this movie was all about the interesting portrayal of the Joker. Heath Ledger’s Joker is really different than previous takes on the character, but it’s captivating and iconic. This would be Heath Ledger’s swan song in many ways since he passed away just after he finished filming this movie. 

  1. Schindler’s List

Schindler’s List is a poignant film that everyone should watch at least once. Stephen Spielberg directed a movie that shows the horrors of fascism during World War II. This is a movie about persecution and how good people should not stand idly by while evil men terrorize others.