Golden Globes Best Picture Winners by Tomatometer

Since 1943, the Golden Globes have been celebrating the biggest, brightest, and starriest movies of the year. Now, we take every Golden Globe Best Motion Picture winner — including the categories for Drama, Comedy/Musical, and that brief period of unadulterated hedonism during the 1950s/1960s when Musical and Comedy were separate — and sort them all by Adjusted Tomatometer! And now we’re all caught up with Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody taking home the big two in 2019!

#149

The Robe (1953)
33%

#149
Adjusted Score: 34.909%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Historically important as the first CinemaScope feature film, 20th Century-Fox's The Robe is fine dramatic entertainment in its own right.... [More]
Directed By: Henry Koster

#148
#148
Adjusted Score: 37.422%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This standard love story adapted by Leonard Spigelgass from his stage play was acclaimed when it was released for probing... [More]
Directed By: Mervyn LeRoy

#147
#147
Adjusted Score: 38.871%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This film adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's stage play concentrates on the romance between Britain's King Henry VIII and his ill-fated... [More]
Directed By: Charles Jarrott

#146

A Star is Born (1976)
36%

#146
Adjusted Score: 39.123%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The third remake of the 1932 drama What Price Hollywood?, this adaptation of A Star Is Born moved the story... [More]
Directed By: Frank R. Pierson

#145
#145
Adjusted Score: 50.011%
Critics Consensus: The Greatest Show on Earth is melodramatic, short on plot, excessively lengthy and bogged down with clichés, but not without a certain innocent charm.
Synopsis: Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth is a lavish tribute to circuses, featuring three intertwining plotlines concerning romance... [More]
Directed By: Cecil B. DeMille

#144

Green Card (1990)
60%

#144
Adjusted Score: 61.517%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An American woman and a French man agree to a marriage of convenience, but get more than they bargained for... [More]
Directed By: Peter Weir

#143
Adjusted Score: 57.845%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this comedy, based on Robert Crichton's novel, the members of an Italian village endeavor to hide their only source... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Kramer

#142

Song Without End (1960)
80%

#142
Adjusted Score: 59.619%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This is the film biography of the gifted classical composer Franz Liszt. He loves a bevy of women as his... [More]

#141
#141
Adjusted Score: 60.036%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: With a Song in My Heart is the story of popular 1930s songstress Jane Froman, here portrayed by Susan Hayward.... [More]
Directed By: Walter Lang

#140

The Cardinal (1963)
55%

#140
Adjusted Score: 55.499%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Tom Tryon plays the title role in this Otto Preminger version of the Henry Morton Robinson novel. In his matriculation... [More]
Directed By: Otto Preminger

#139
#139
Adjusted Score: 61.327%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: One of a cycle of '70s post-Women's Liberation "women's pictures," Herbert Ross's drama uses the ballet world to examine the... [More]
Directed By: Herbert Ross

#138

Out of Africa (1985)
60%

#138
Adjusted Score: 63.359%
Critics Consensus: Though lensed with stunning cinematography and featuring a pair of winning performances from Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, Out of Africa suffers from excessive length and glacial pacing.
Synopsis: Out of Africa is drawn from the life and writings of Danish author Isak Dinesen, who during the time that... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#137

Evita (1996)
63%

#137
Adjusted Score: 64.566%
Critics Consensus: Evita sometimes strains to convince on a narrative level, but the soundtrack helps this fact-based musical achieve a measure of the epic grandeur to which it aspires.
Synopsis: As told by the story-teller Che, Eva Peron was born Eva Duarte, the illegitimate daughter of a penniless farmer. Still... [More]
Directed By: Alan Parker

#136

Love Story (1970)
68%

#136
Adjusted Score: 70.658%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This distaff romantic tear jerker concerns a young couple who fall in love despite the objections of their families. Taken... [More]
Directed By: Arthur Hiller

#135

Porgy and Bess (1959)
83%

#135
Adjusted Score: 69.426%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This film version of George Gershwin's classic American operetta tells the story of Porgy, a crippled young man who falls... [More]
Directed By: Otto Preminger

#134

Yentl (1983)
69%

#134
Adjusted Score: 69.734%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: For her directorial debut, Barbra Streisand adapted Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story Yentl. Set in the early 1900s in Eastern... [More]
Directed By: Barbra Streisand

#133

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
71%

#133
Adjusted Score: 74.568%
Critics Consensus: On paper, Mrs. Doubtfire might seem excessively broad or sentimental, but Robin Williams shines so brightly in the title role that the end result is difficult to resist.
Synopsis: After out-of-work actor Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife Miranda (Sally Field), he... [More]
Directed By: Chris Columbus

#132

Babel (2006)
69%

#132
Adjusted Score: 75.573%
Critics Consensus: In Babel, there are no villains, only victims of fate and circumstance. Director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu weaves four of their woeful stories into this mature and multidimensional film.
Synopsis: The tragic aftermath of human carelessness travels around the world in this multi-narrative drama from filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu. Richard... [More]

#131
#131
Adjusted Score: 75.333%
Critics Consensus: It's undeniably shallow, but its cheerful lack of pretense -- as well as its grand scale and star-stuffed cast -- help make Around the World in 80 Days charmingly light-hearted entertainment.
Synopsis: Razzle-dazzle showman Michael Todd hocked everything he had to make this spectacular presentation of Jules Verne's 1872 novel Around the... [More]
Directed By: Michael Anderson

#130

Becket (1964)
75%

#130
Adjusted Score: 76.69%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A historical costume drama of the grandest order, "Becket" is the true story of the friendship between King Henry II... [More]
Directed By: Peter Glenville

#129

Les Misérables (2012)
69%

#129
Adjusted Score: 77.904%
Critics Consensus: Impeccably mounted but occasionally bombastic, Les Misérables largely succeeds thanks to bravura performances from its distinguished cast.
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion,... [More]
Directed By: Tom Hooper

#128
#128
Adjusted Score: 77.978%
Critics Consensus: Bohemian Rhapsody hits a handful of high notes, but as an in-depth look at a beloved band, it offers more of a medley than a true greatest hits collection.
Synopsis: Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Singer

#127
#127
Adjusted Score: 78.075%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When people refer to Doris Day as "the world's oldest professional virgin," they generally have the 1962 comedy That Touch... [More]
Directed By: Delbert Mann

#126
#126
Adjusted Score: 79.87%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to the sparkling chemistry between its stars and Herbert Ross' gentle direction, this sweetly ambling comedy ranks among Neil Simon's finest screen adaptations.
Synopsis: In this 1975 adaptation of Neil Simon's stage play, director Herbert Ross presents the story of two old-time Vaudvillians played... [More]
Directed By: Herbert Ross

#125
#125
Adjusted Score: 80.054%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this film, handsome young George Eastman goes to work in a relative's factory. He has a brief rendezvous with... [More]
Directed By: George Stevens

#124

Forrest Gump (1994)
72%

#124
Adjusted Score: 78.519%
Critics Consensus: Forrest Gump may be an overly sentimental film with a somewhat problematic message, but its sweetness and charm are usually enough to approximate true depth and grace.
Synopsis: "Stupid is as stupid does," says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his... [More]
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

#123

Going My Way (1944)
79%

#123
Adjusted Score: 82.062%
Critics Consensus: Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald are eminently likable, and film is pleasantly sentimental, but Going My Way suffers from a surplus of sweetness.
Synopsis: It took some doing to persuade the staunchly Catholic Bing Crosby to play a happy-go-lucky priest in Going My Way;... [More]
Directed By: Leo McCarey

#122

Gigi (1958)
79%

#122
Adjusted Score: 83.468%
Critics Consensus: It may not be one of Vincente Minnelli's best, but the charming and flawlessly acted Gigi still offers enough visual and musical treats to satisfy.
Synopsis: Leslie Caron plays Gigi, a young girl raised by two veteran Parisian courtesans (Hermione Gingold and Isabel Jeans) to be... [More]
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli

#121

Carmen Jones (1954)
80%

#121
Adjusted Score: 81.811%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In 1943, Oscar Hammerstein Jr. took Georges Bizet's opera Carmen, rewrote the lyrics, changed the characters from 19th century Spaniards... [More]
Directed By: Otto Preminger

#120

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
74%

#120
Adjusted Score: 81.099%
Critics Consensus: The well-acted A Beautiful Mind is both a moving love story and a revealing look at mental illness.
Synopsis: From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experiences it all. A mathematical genius,... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#119

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
76%

#119
Adjusted Score: 82.6%
Critics Consensus: A love-it-or-hate-it experience, Moulin Rouge is all style, all giddy, over-the-top spectacle. But it's also daring in its vision and wildly original.
Synopsis: The third film from pop-music-obsessed director Baz Luhrmann tweaks the conventions of the musical genre by mixing a period romance... [More]
Directed By: Baz Luhrmann

#118

Gladiator (2000)
76%

#118
Adjusted Score: 83.068%
Critics Consensus: Ridley Scott and an excellent cast successfully convey the intensity of Roman gladitorial combat as well as the political intrigue brewing beneath.
Synopsis: A man robbed of his name and his dignity strives to win them back, and gain the freedom of his... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#117

The Defiant Ones (1958)
81%

#117
Adjusted Score: 83.479%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Convicts Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier escape from a chain gang. Curtis' character, John "Joker" Jackson, hates blacks, while Poitier's... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Kramer

#116

Oliver! (1968)
82%

#116
Adjusted Score: 85.02%
Critics Consensus: It has aged somewhat awkwardly, but the performances are inspired, the songs are memorable, and the film is undeniably influential.
Synopsis: Inspired by Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist, this film version of the musical hit does a masterful job of telling... [More]
Directed By: Carol Reed

#115

The Longest Yard (1974)
81%

#115
Adjusted Score: 84.032%
Critics Consensus: Equal parts tough and funny, and led by a perfectly cast Burt Reynolds, The Longest Yard has an interesting political subtext and an excellent climax -- even if it takes too long to get there.
Synopsis: Ex-football star Paul Crewe (Burt Reynolds) ends up in a prison run by sadistic sports-nut Warden Hazen (Eddie Albert). Strong-armed... [More]
Directed By: Robert Aldrich

#114
#114
Adjusted Score: 84.423%
Critics Consensus: It occasionally fails to live up to its subject matter -- and is perhaps an 'important' film more than a 'great' one -- but the performances from Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire are superb.
Synopsis: Adapted by Moss Hart from the novel by Laura Z. Hobson, this film stars Gregory Peck as recently widowed journalist... [More]
Directed By: Elia Kazan

#113
#113
Adjusted Score: 87.328%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Song of Bernadette is a reverent recounting of the life of St. Bernadette of Lourdes. As a teen-aged peasant... [More]
Directed By: Henry King

#112

The Hangover (2009)
78%

#112
Adjusted Score: 85.528%
Critics Consensus: With a clever script and hilarious interplay among the cast, The Hangover nails just the right tone of raunchy humor, and the non-stop laughs overshadow any flaw.
Synopsis: A blowout Las Vegas bachelor party turns into a race against time when three hung-over groomsmen awaken after a night... [More]
Directed By: Todd Phillips

#111
#111
Adjusted Score: 86.504%
Critics Consensus: Solid cinematography and enjoyable performances from Paul Scofield and Robert Shaw add a spark to this deliberately paced adaptation of the Robert Bolt play.
Synopsis: Adapted by Robert Bolt and Constance Willis from Bolt's hit stage play, A Man for All Seasons stars Paul Scofield,... [More]
Directed By: Fred Zinnemann

#110

The Hours (2002)
80%

#110
Adjusted Score: 85.346%
Critics Consensus: The movie may be a downer, but it packs an emotional wallop. Some fine acting on display here.
Synopsis: Spanning across various time periods in the 20th Century, a drama which revolves around three very different women: two of... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Daldry

#109

Dreamgirls (2006)
78%

#109
Adjusted Score: 84.877%
Critics Consensus: Dreamgirls' simple characters and plot hardly detract from the movie's real feats: the electrifying performances and the dazzling musical numbers.
Synopsis: Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom,... [More]
Directed By: Bill Condon

#108
Adjusted Score: 88.042%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Cold War goes from bad to mirth in this political comedy about a New England town sent into a... [More]
Directed By: Norman Jewison

#107
#107
Adjusted Score: 87.078%
Critics Consensus: A bird may love a fish -- and musical fans will love this adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof, even if it isn't quite as transcendent as the long-running stage version.
Synopsis: Norman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka (the film was... [More]
Directed By: Norman Jewison

#106
#106
Adjusted Score: 86.545%
Critics Consensus: Warm and smartly paced, and boasting impeccable performances from Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.
Synopsis: Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, Driving Miss Daisy affectionately covers the 25-year relationship between a wealthy,... [More]
Directed By: Bruce Beresford

#105
#105
Adjusted Score: 87.208%
Critics Consensus: A grand, sweeping epic with inarguably noble intentions and arresting cinematography, but one whose center, arguably, is not as weighty as it should be.
Synopsis: A historical drama about the relationship between a Civil War soldier and a band of Sioux Indians, Kevin Costner's directorial... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Costner

#104

Tom Jones (1963)
85%

#104
Adjusted Score: 88.496%
Critics Consensus: A frantic, irreverent adaptation of the novel, bolstered by Albert Finney's courageous performance and arresting visuals.
Synopsis: This bawdy, funny adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel follows Tom Jones, a country boy who becomes one of the... [More]
Directed By: Tony Richardson

#103

Working Girl (1988)
85%

#103
Adjusted Score: 87.562%
Critics Consensus: A buoyant corporate Cinderella story, Working Girl has the right cast, right story, and right director to make it all come together.
Synopsis: Unhappy with her job and her loser boyfriend, Melanie Griffith takes a secretarial post at a major Wall Street firm.... [More]
Directed By: Mike Nichols

#102

Doctor Zhivago (1965)
83%

#102
Adjusted Score: 89.144%
Critics Consensus: It may not be the best of David Lean's epics, but Dr. Zhivago is still brilliantly photographed and sweepingly romantic.
Synopsis: Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago covers the years prior to, during, and after the... [More]
Starring:
Directed By:

#101
#101
Adjusted Score: 88.667%
Critics Consensus: A beguiling tragicomedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona charms with beautiful views of the Spanish city and a marvelously well-matched cast.
Synopsis: Vicky and Cristina, these two young Americans spend a summer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#100
#100
Adjusted Score: 88.739%
Critics Consensus: Though it suffers from excessive length and ambition, director Minghella's adaptation of the Michael Ondaatje novel is complex, powerful, and moving.
Synopsis: Anthony Minghella wrote and directed this award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel about a doomed and tragic romance set against... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Minghella

#99
#99
Adjusted Score: 88.856%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Loretta Lynn was one of the first female superstars in country music and remains a defining presence within the genre;... [More]
Directed By: Michael Apted

#98

The Goodbye Girl (1977)
88%

#98
Adjusted Score: 88.861%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Marsha Mason is known as "The Goodbye Girl" because of all the live-in boyfriends who have said ta-ta to her... [More]
Directed By: Herbert Ross

#97

Bugsy (1991)
85%

#97
Adjusted Score: 89.241%
Critics Consensus: Stylishly scattered, Bugsy offers cinematic homage to the infamous underworld legend, chiefly through a magnetic performance from Warren Beatty in the title role.
Synopsis: Bugsy is a character study of mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel wrapped up in a gangster movie. Siegel (Warren Beatty in... [More]
Directed By: Barry Levinson

#96

Johnny Belinda (1948)
89%

#96
Adjusted Score: 89.568%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jane Wyman stars as the deaf-mute farm girl Belinda McDonald, whose aging father Black (Charles Bickford) still resents his daughter... [More]
Directed By: Jean Negulesco

#95
#95
Adjusted Score: 89.688%
Critics Consensus: Romancing the Stone reaches back to the classic Saturday morning serials of old with an action-filled adventure enlivened by the sparkling chemistry between its well-matched leads.
Synopsis: In this film, adventure writer Kathleen Turner learns that her sister is being held prisoner by evil art dealers in... [More]
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

#94
#94
Adjusted Score: 89.667%
Critics Consensus: James L. Brooks and Jack Nicholson, doing what they do best, combine smart dialogue and flawless acting to squeeze fresh entertainment value out of the romantic-comedy genre.
Synopsis: Jack Nicholson is hilariously funny as a compulsive-obsessive, homophobic romance novelist who is compelled by circumstances to get to know... [More]
Directed By: James L. Brooks

#93

Walk the Line (2005)
83%

#93
Adjusted Score: 89.868%
Critics Consensus: Superior acting and authentic crooning capture the emotional subtleties of the legend of Johnny Cash with a freshness that is a pleasure to watch.
Synopsis: "Walk the Line" follows the early years in the career of American music legend Johnny Cash. The young Cash sets... [More]
Directed By: James Mangold

#92

Atonement (2007)
83%

#92
Adjusted Score: 90.033%
Critics Consensus: Atonement features strong performances, brilliant cinematography, and a unique score. Featuring deft performances from James MacAvoy and Keira Knightley, it's a successful adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel.
Synopsis: In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous... [More]
Directed By: Joe Wright

#91

Arthur (1981)
88%

#91
Adjusted Score: 90.123%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The ads for Arthur suggested that this was an obnoxious film about an obnoxious man, an eternally drunken millionaire indulging... [More]
Directed By: Steve Gordon

#90

Prizzi's Honor (1985)
86%

#90
Adjusted Score: 88.178%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Richard Condon's delicious black comedy was lovingly translated to the screen by legendary director John Huston in one of his... [More]
Directed By: John Huston, J. Huston

#89

East of Eden (1955)
86%

#89
Adjusted Score: 90.34%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This truncated screen version of John Steinbeck's best-seller was the first starring vehicle for explosive 1950s screen personality James Dean,... [More]
Directed By: Elia Kazan

#88

Green Book (2018)
78%

#88
Adjusted Score: 92.571%
Critics Consensus: Green Book takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly's deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads.
Synopsis: When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley... [More]
Directed By: Peter Farrelly

#87

Scent of a Woman (1992)
88%

#87
Adjusted Score: 90.701%
Critics Consensus: It might soar on Al Pacino's performance more than the drama itself, but what a performance it is -- big, bold, occasionally over-the-top, and finally giving the Academy pause to award the star his first Oscar.
Synopsis: Driven by an extravagant, tour-de-force performance by Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman is the story of Frank Slade (Pacino),... [More]
Directed By: Martin Brest

#86

M*A*S*H (1970)
85%

#86
Adjusted Score: 91.024%
Critics Consensus: Bold, timely, subversive, and above all funny, M*A*S*H remains a high point in Robert Altman's distinguished filmography.
Synopsis: Although he was not the first choice to direct it, the hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one... [More]
Directed By: Robert Altman

#85
Adjusted Score: 92%
Critics Consensus: Led by an unforgettable performance from Tom Cruise, Born on the Fourth of July finds director Oliver Stone tackling thought-provoking subject matter with ambitious élan.
Synopsis: The second of three films by co-writer/director Oliver Stone to explore the effects of the Vietnam War (Platoon and Heaven... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#84

Avatar (2009)
82%

#84
Adjusted Score: 92.011%
Critics Consensus: It might be more impressive on a technical level than as a piece of storytelling, but Avatar reaffirms James Cameron's singular gift for imaginative, absorbing filmmaking.
Synopsis: "Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic... [More]
Directed By: James Cameron

#83
#83
Adjusted Score: 91.659%
Critics Consensus: A classic tearjerker, Terms of Endearment isn't shy about reaching for the heartstrings -- but is so well-acted and smartly scripted that it's almost impossible to resist.
Synopsis: Terms of Endearment covers three decades in the lives of widow Aurora Greenaway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Debra... [More]
Directed By: James L. Brooks

#82
Adjusted Score: 92.483%
Critics Consensus: Full of pith and Grand Guignol grossness, this macabre musical is perfectly helmed and highly entertaining. Tim Burton masterfully stages the musical in a way that will make you think he has done this many times before.
Synopsis: Unjustly sent to prison, a man vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of... [More]
Directed By: Tim Burton

#81

The Revenant (2015)
78%

#81
Adjusted Score: 92.715%
Critics Consensus: As starkly beautiful as it is harshly uncompromising, The Revenant uses Leonardo DiCaprio's committed performance as fuel for an absorbing drama that offers punishing challenges -- and rich rewards.
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man's epic adventure of survival... [More]

#80

Chicago (2002)
85%

#80
Adjusted Score: 92.429%
Critics Consensus: A rousing and energetic adaptation of the Broadway musical, Chicago succeeds on the level pure spectacle, but provides a surprising level of depth and humor as well.
Synopsis: A starry-eyed would-be star discovers just how far the notion that "there's no such thing as bad publicity" can go... [More]
Directed By: Rob Marshall

#79

Heaven Can Wait (1978)
89%

#79
Adjusted Score: 92.349%
Critics Consensus: A throwback to the high-gloss screwball comedies of the 1940s, Heaven Can Wait beguiles with seamless production values and great comic relief from Charles Grodin and Dianne Cannon.
Synopsis: In this film, Warren Beatty plays pro-football-player Joe Pendleton, who is whisked to Heaven before his due date by over-eager... [More]
Directed By: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry

#78

Ben-Hur (1959)
87%

#78
Adjusted Score: 92.552%
Critics Consensus: Uneven, but in terms of epic scope and grand spectacle, Ben-Hur still ranks among Hollywood's finest examples of pure entertainment.
Synopsis: Record-breaking winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Score, this epic masterpiece stars Charlton Heston... [More]
Directed By: William Wyler

#77

The Aviator (2004)
86%

#77
Adjusted Score: 92.158%
Critics Consensus: With a rich sense of period detail, The Aviator succeeds thanks to typically assured direction from Martin Scorsese and a strong performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, who charts Howard Hughes' descent from eccentric billionaire to reclusive madman.
Synopsis: Martin Scorsese directed this fast-moving, epic-scale biopic documenting the life and loves one of the most colorful Americans of the... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#76

Tootsie (1982)
89%

#76
Adjusted Score: 93.207%
Critics Consensus: Tootsie doesn't squander its high-concept comedy premise with fine dialogue and sympathetic treatment of the characters.
Synopsis: Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York.... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#75
#75
Adjusted Score: 92.25%
Critics Consensus: Unapologetically sweet and maybe even a little corny, The Sound of Music will win over all but the most cynical filmgoers with its classic songs and irresistible warmth.
Synopsis: One of the most popular movie musicals of all time, The Sound of Music is based on the true story... [More]
Directed By: Robert Wise

#74

On Golden Pond (1981)
92%

#74
Adjusted Score: 93.461%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: There's little that happens in On Golden Pond that isn't thoroughly predictable from the start, but the film is blessed... [More]
Directed By: Mark Rydell

#73

Guys and Dolls (1955)
90%

#73
Adjusted Score: 93.598%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When Sky Masterson is challenged to take a missionary to Havana, he finds himself falling in love. But will she... [More]

#72

Ordinary People (1980)
91%

#72
Adjusted Score: 94.912%
Critics Consensus: Though shot through with bitterness and sorrow, Robert Redford's directorial debut is absorbing and well-acted.
Synopsis: In this film, teenager Timothy Hutton lives under a cloud of guilt after his brother drowns while trying to rescue... [More]
Directed By: Robert Redford

#71

The Exorcist (1973)
85%

#71
Adjusted Score: 92.957%
Critics Consensus: The Exorcist rides its supernatural theme to magical effect, with remarkable special effects and an eerie atmosphere, resulting in one of the scariest films of all time.
Synopsis: Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

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