Top 10- All the Time Best Hollywood Movies

This is the list of all the time best Hollywood movies ranked by IMDb film experts.

Best Hollywood Movies
The Dark Night theatrical poster.

These are the best Hollywood movies of all time, ranked by IMDb film experts. The list includes a variety of films ranging from art houses to top action films. Some of the films in the theater were not very popular when it was first opened, but it has topped several Best Movies lists.

Top 10 Best Hollywood Movies:


PULP FICTIONThis movie was made in 1994. It is one of the best Hollywood movies on the top of the list. It is an American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, who conceived it with Roger Avary. It tells several stories of criminal Los Angeles.

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

  • Directed by – Quentin Tarantino
  • Produced By – Lawrence bender
  • Starring – John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette,  Christopher Walken, Bruce Willis.
  • Story By – Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avaya
  • Released Date – 21 May 1994
  • Cannes – 14 October 1994
  • Production Company – A band apart, Jersey Films
  • Total Numbers of Awards Won and Nominations – Total awards is 22 and nominated for 47 times.
  • Budget – $8 – $8.5 million
  • Box Office Collection – $213.9 million

Pulp Fiction grossed $107.93 million at the United States box office. It was the first ‘Indie’ Film. The film surpassed over $100 million. Its worldwide collection was approximately $213.9 million.


TitanicTitanic was made in 1997 American epic romance and disaster film which was directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. The movie’s stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, Titanic was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark, and became the highest-grossing film ever at the time.

  • Star Casts – Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, David Warner, Bill Paxton
  • Directed, Produced and Written by – James Cameron
  • Music By – James Horner
  • Production Company – Paramount pictures
  • Released Date – 1 November 1997(Tokyo), 19 December 1997(United State)
  • Running Time – 195 minute
  • Country – United states
  • Language – English
  • Budget – $200 million
  • Box Office – $2.187billion
  • Total Number of Awards and Nominated– Titanic ties records with 11 Oscars including best picture award.

It is one of the best Hollywood movies got 2nd rank in this list.  It is full of romance and disaster film.


THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)This movie was made in 2008. It is a superhero film which was directed, co-produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. The dark knight trilogy and a sequel to 2005’s batman begins. The “Dark Knight” nickname was first applied to Batman in Batman #1 (1940), in a story written by Bill Finger.

This is one of the best Hollywood movies of its decade and one of the best superhero films of all time; the film received highly positive reviews, particularly for its action, score, screenplay, performances (particularly Ledger’s), visual effects, and direction, setting numerous records during its theatrical run.

  • Directed, Co-produced and Co-Written By – Christopher Nolan.
  • Starring – Christian ball and supported by Michael Caine, heath ledger , Gary oldman Aaron echkart , Maggie gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman
  • Music by – Hans Zimmer
  • Released date – 14 July 2008(New York), 16 July 2008 (United states), July 25, 2008(United kingdom )
  • Running time – 152 minutes
  • Language – English
  • Budget – $185 million
  • Box office – $1.005 billion
  • Total Number of Awards and Nominated – Total awards won is 103 and nominated for 178 times.


life is beautiful movieThis movie was made in 1997 Italian comedy and Drama Film. Its hero plays Cruido or file a Jewish Italian bookshop owner who employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of interment in a Nazi Concentration Camp. The film was partially inspired by the book in the end.

Life is Beautiful was commercially successful, making $48.7 million in Italy. It was the highest grossing Italian film in its native country. The film went on to gross worldwide gross of $229,163,264. It was the highest grossing foreign language film in the United States

  • Directed by – Roberto Benign
  • Starring – Roberto Benign and Nicolette Braschi
  • Released date – 20 November 1997 (Italy), 23 October 1998 (USA)
  • Running time – 116 minutes
  • Country – Italy
  • Language – Italian ,English
  • Budget – $20 million
  • Box office – $229.2 million
  • Awards Won – 1998 Cannes Film Festival, Nine David di Donatello Awards, including Best Film, in Italy, and three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Benigni.

The film was a critical and financial success, despite criticisms of using the subject matter for comedic purposes.


THE GOD FATHER (1972)The Godfather is an American crime film released in 1972, which is directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, it’s based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel of the same name.

This is highest-earning film ever made of that time, with a gross of around $245–286 million at the box office. This movie won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Puzo and Coppola).

  • Directed by – Francis Ford Coppola
  • Produced by – Albert s ruddy.
  • Released Date – 15 March 1972, 24 March 1972 (united states )
  • Running Time – 177 minutes
  • Country – United states
  • Language – English, Italian, Spanish
  • Budget – $5 – $6.5 million
  • Box Office – $245 – $286 million
  • Awards – Oscars for Best Pictures and Best Actor(Brando) and Best Adapted Screenplay awards.

The Godfather is one of the best Hollywood movies of 1972. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential film that have been ever made.

6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlThe movie is an American fantasy swashbuckler film which was released in 2003. It is directed by Gore Verbinski and the first film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

In this movie, Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) arrives at Port Royal to his love governor’s daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). The pirates kidnap the governor’s daughter who’s in possession of a valuable coin that is linked to a curse that has transformed the pirates into the undead. A gallant blacksmith (Orlando Bloom) in love with Elizabeth allies with Sparrow in pursuit of the pirates.

  • Directed by – Gore Verbinski
  • Produced by – Jerry Bruckheimer
  • Story by – Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert
  • Starring – Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Pryce
  • Music by – Klaus Badelt, Hans Zimmer
  • Release Date – June 28, 2003(Disneyland Resort), July 9, 2003 (United States)
  • Country – United States
  • Language – English
  • Budget – $140 million
  • Box Office – $654.3 million
  • Awards – Depp won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor nominations at the Academy Awards, BAFTAs, and Golden Globes.

It received generally positive reviews from critics; the film was praised for the performances (particularly from Depp), action sequences, writing, score, and visuals.

7. Avatar

AvatarAvatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film with gross more than $2 billion. The movie is directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron.

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.


  • Directed by – James Cameron
  • Produced by – James Cameron, Jon Landau
  • Starring – Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver
  • Music by – James Horner
  • Production Company – Lightstorm EntertainmentDune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners
  • Released Date – December 10, 2009(London), December 18, 2009(United States)
  • Running Time – 161 minutes
  • Country – United States
  • Language – English
  • Budget – $237 million, $9 million+ (re-release)
  • Box Office – $2.79 billion
  • Awards and Nominated – The best-selling film of 2010 in the United States. Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won three, for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

The film broke several box office records during its theatrical run and became the highest-grossing film in the world surpassing Cameron’s Titanic, which had held those records for twelve years.

Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 have completed principal filming, and are scheduled to be released on December 17, 2021, and December 22, 2023, respectively;

8. Psycho

PsychoPsycho is a 1960 American psychological horror film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and written by Joseph Stefano. It is one of the best Hollywood movies among Hitchcock’s best films.

The Movies is based on Robert Bloch’s 1959 novel of the same name, which was loosely inspired by the case of convicted Wisconsin murderer and grave robber Ed Gein.


  • Directed by – Alfred Hitchcock
  • Produced by – Alfred Hitchcock
  • Starring – Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh
  • Music by – Bernard Herrmann
  • Production Company – Shamley Productions
  • Released Date – June 16, 1960 (DeMille Theatre), September 8, 1960(United States)
  • Running Time – 109 minutes
  • Language – English
  • Country – United State
  • Budget – $806,947
  • Box Office – $50 million
  • Award – The film is accepted as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress, in 1992. It is also selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Pyscho is now considered one of Hitchcock’s best films and praised as a major work of cinematic art by international film critics and scholars and, is widely considered to be the earliest example of the slasher film genre.

9. Inception

Inception(2010)Inception is a 2010 science fiction action film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who also produced the film with his wife, Emma Thomas. It is world’s fourth best Hollywood movie grossing over $828 million at that time.

In this movie, The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for the implantation of another person’s idea into a target’s subconscious.

  • Directed by – Christopher Nolan
  • Produced by – Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
  • Starring – Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine
  • Music by – Hans Zimmer
  • Production Company – Legendary Pictures Syncopy
  • Released Date – July 8, 2010 (Odeon Leicester Square), July 16, 2010 (United States and United Kingdom)
  • Running Time – 148 minutes
  • Language – English
  • Country – United States, United Kingdom
  • Budget – $160 million
  • Box Office – $828.3 million
  • Award – This movie won four Academy Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects) and was nominated for four more: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, and Best Original Score.

Inception grossed over US$828 million worldwide, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of 2010. 

10. Rain Man

Rain man 1988Rain Man is an American comedy-drama film which was released in 1988. The movie is directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass.

The story is about a selfish young wheeler-dealer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise), who discovers that his estranged father has died and bequeathed all of his multimillion-dollar property to his other son, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), and Charlie was unaware about that and he is left with only his father’s car and collection of rose bushes.

  • Directed by – Barry Levinson
  • Produced by – Mark Johnson
  • Starring – Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino
  • Music by – Hans Zimmer
  • Production Company – Guber-Peters Company, Star Partners II, Ltd.
  • Released Date – December 16, 1988
  • Running Time – 133 minutes
  • Language – English
  • Country – United State
  • Budget – $25 million
  • Box Office – $354.8 million
  • Award – Four time Oscars at the 61st Academy Awards (March 1989), including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Hoffman.

Rain Man was the highest-grossing film of 1988. The film won four Oscars at the 61st Academy Awards (March 1989). The film also won the Golden Bear at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.

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