Movies have always been a passion for movie buffs from all over the world. Over the years, we’ve seen some truly iconic films that have stood the test of time and captivated audiences for decades. Here are 25 of the most iconic full-length movies of all time:
1. The Godfather (1972) – This classic masterpiece directed by Francis Ford Coppola tells the story of a powerful Italian-American mafia family and their struggles for survival and dominance.
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – This moving, heartwarming story follows the life of a wrongly accused man who befriends an ex-con and eventually finds hope and redemption inside a prison.
3. The Wizard of Oz (1939) – This is a timeless classic from MGM that has been enchanting audiences for over seven decades. The film follows Dorothy, a young girl who is transported to a magical land and tries to find her way back home.
4. Citizen Kane (1941) – This film directed by Orson Welles has been regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. It follows the life of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper magnate, and his rise to power and eventual fall from grace.
5. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) – This film has had a huge impact on popular culture and has become synonymous with science fiction cinema. It tells the story of a young farm boy who becomes a hero and saves the galaxy from the evil Empire.
6. Gone with the Wind (1939) – This classic film won ten Academy Awards and tells the story of the life of a Southern belle during the Civil War and Reconstruction era.
7. The Sound of Music (1965) – This musical classic is a beloved favorite of many. It tells the story of a woman who becomes a governess to a family of seven children and falls in love with their father.
8. Titanic (1997) – This epic romance film directed by James Cameron tells the story of the tragic sinking of the Titanic and the love story between two young passengers.
9. Casablanca (1942) – This classic love story is set in the backdrop of World War II and tells the story of two former lovers who are reunited in Casablanca and must choose between love and duty.
10. Psycho (1960) – This suspenseful and unforgettable horror film from Alfred Hitchcock tells the story of a woman who is on the run from the law and seeks refuge in a motel that is run by a strange, mysterious man.
11. Jaws (1975) – This iconic film directed by Steven Spielberg tells the story of a giant man-eating shark that terrorizes a small island community.
12. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – This heartwarming story by Steven Spielberg tells the story of a young boy who befriends an alien who is stranded on Earth and tries to help him return home.
13. The Lion King (1994) – This beloved Disney classic follows the life of a young lion prince who must take his place as king after his father’s death.
14. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) – This film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s popular book series tells the story of a young boy who discovers that he is a wizard and attends wizarding school where he battles evil forces.
15. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – This thrilling film tells the story of an FBI agent who seeks the help of imprisoned serial killer to catch another serial killer who is on the loose.
16. Jurassic Park (1993) – This science-fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg tells the story of a theme park that is filled with cloned dinosaurs that terrorize a group of people who are visiting the park.
17. The Matrix (1999) – This iconic sci-fi action film tells the story of a young man who discovers that the world around him is a computer program and must fight against its creators.
18. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – This adventurous film by Steven Spielberg follows the life of Indiana Jones, an adventurous archaeologist on a quest to find the Ark of the Covenant.
19. The Terminator (1984) – This classic science fiction film directed by James Cameron tells the story of a cyborg assassin who is sent back in time to kill a young woman who will give birth to a future leader.
20. Forrest Gump (1994) – This classic drama film by Robert Zemeckis tells the story of a simple, but kind-hearted man who witnesses some of the major events of the late 20th century.
21. Blade Runner (1982) – This science fiction masterpiece directed by Ridley Scott tells the story of a retired police officer who must track down rogue androids known as “replicants”.
22. Rocky (1976) – This classic sports drama film tells the story of a boxer who gets the chance to fight for the heavyweight championship.
23. Pulp Fiction (1994) – This non-linear and violent crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino tells the story of several interlocking stories that take place in Los Angeles.
24. Goodfellas (1990) – This classic crime film directed by Martin Scorsese tells the story of a young man who joins the mafia and becomes deeply involved in his criminal lifestyle.
25. The Exorcist (1973) – This classic horror film by William Friedkin tells the story of a young girl who is possessed by a demonic entity and of the priest who tries to exorcise her.
These films have captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences for many years and have become a part of our cultural heritage. They have become timeless classics that will continue to be loved and cherished by generations to come.