We review what are the best classic movies in the history of cinema; here you will find some of the best films of the Golden Age and Silver of the Mecca of Cinema in a ranking. Where you will find great old films in black and white and authentic masterpieces of cinema in full color.
In this list of the best classic films we review some of the great successes of Cinema, from its most beautiful musicals or more epic stories, to the most emotional and shocking dramas, passing through some Science Fiction film that changed the genre to forever.
1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
We started our ranking of best classics one movie The Wizard of Oz, a film which was directed by four of the best Hollywood directors of his time: Victor Fleming, Mervyn LeRoy, Richard Thorpe and King Vidor.
It is worth mentioning that we are not only telling a masterpiece and one of the essential old or classic films, but it is also considered one of the key cultural works and a good of humanity according to UNESCO.
2. Gone with the Wind (1939)
A classic film based on the 1936 novel of the same name, could not miss this list.
It is set during the American Civil War and counts the decline of the South before, during and after the conflict with the North. Its protagonist is Scarlett O’Hara, the eldest daughter of some landowners, who is one of the axes of the torrid love triangle with her cousin and an adventurer who wants it. Using Putlocker you can watch gone with the wind for free.
3. The Great Dictator (1940)
Could not miss the one that is one of the great masterpieces of Charles Chaplin. Did you think we were going to leave out this list of best classic films to the king of comedy? There is a lot to choose from, but we have decided on this work for its rawness and genius.
4. Citizen Kane (1941)
Overrated, according to many, adored by others, no one doubts that we are covering one of the best classic black and white films of all time, although it is a title that divides movie lovers between iconoclasts and devotees.
5. Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca has earned, along with much of the filmography of Humphrey Bogart the right to be considered one of the great old movies of black and white cinema.
This film directed by Michael Curtiz has gone down in history as one of the most iconic films in Hollywood, among many things to have a cast of the best of its time.
6. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
We are covering one of the best classic films to see at Christmas and it owes much of its fame, The critics did not like it and the audience found it slow, maudlin and predictable.
The fact that it became a classic is due to the fact that it began broadcasting on Christmas television in the US regularly years later, which made it a classic of these dates and also a benchmark for the most optimistic of Hollywood at the time.
7. All About Eve (1950)
A movie parodied by The Simpsons, in case you did not know, in the episode Lisa in the Nude. This movie is starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter shows us some of the most sublime interpretations of film history.
All About Eve portrays the rise of a young aspiring actress who manages to enter the environment of a consummate veteran star; this ruse will be worth leaving little by little taking control of their world, friends and family.
8. Twilight for the Gods (1958)
We are covering one of the best classic films that have been the source of numerous skits, from the Tiny Toons to Archer himself.
Twilight of the Gods is the story of decadence of the old glories of Hollywood. For this, it takes a silent film actress, divorced from reality, who turns a prestigious screenwriter into her lover in a desperate attempt to return to the Big Screen and recover the glory of better years.
9. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Singing in the rain deserves to be on this list of best classic films, being also one of the best musicals of all time. Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds were the protagonists of this film that has given us so many musical themes and classic scenes.
10. The Godfather (1972)
The great movie of the mobster’s cinema: The Godfather of Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of Mario Puzo’s homonymous novel. In both versions the real history of the New York mafia families, led by characters such as Frank Costello and Carlo Gambino, was freely adapted, whose criminal adventures were sweetened in this film.
The Godfather is considered as one of the best classic films of all time.
So far our selection of best classic films from the history of cinema that you should see at least once in your life, as we know there are many more help us to complete the list with your comments.