What is the best film of all time?
There is not an 'obvious best movie'.
Considering rankings, popularity, awards, salesfigures and clear judgement:
The Godfather, The Shawshank redemption, The Dark Knight, Titanic and of-course the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Too bad we don't watch many Asian movies. Japan/China and especially India should have some top-movies as well.
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