Champs among Films | The Ultimate List

Films get produced everyday without forejudging their quality. Yet most new generations must retain the “retro” of older generations by watching the champs among Films!

Movies

  •  Shawshank Redemption

Frank Darabont’s “Shawshank Redemption” never received an actual Oscar award. However, it still made its way up to what could be considered as the most popular movie of all times. This milestone was also backed up by 7 Oscar nominations, and 2 Golden Globe nominations.shawshank redemption poster

This movie had some big actors in mind, such as Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Paul Newman, who were all casting for the role that was later on handed to Morgan Freeman.

Rumours went that Brad Pitt would play Tommy Williams’ role, but instead he decided the play a role in “Interview with the Vampire”, which aired that same year. Brad recalls to this as one of the biggest mistakes of his career.

With a $25 million dollars budget, and a $58 million box-office income, Darabont’s film wasn’t precisely a buster. However, it gained fame along with time, to the point where it’s claimed to be the most popular movie ever by IMBd.

 

  •  The Godfather (1974)

This Oscar-winning masterpiece has to its name 3 Oscars and 6 Golden Globes along with 11 Oscar nominations and 8 Golden Globe nominations.the godfather 1974 poster

Francis Coppola’s trilogy opened with this movie, making cinema an offer they couldn’t refuse. Featuring Al Pacino himself, this film was a total record buster.

Great movies aren’t born great, they grow great. Just like The Godfather, who grew to be probably the best organized-crime clandestine family film you’ll ever be able to get your hands on, the movie stands up for every one of the 175 minutes in it. Being the first of the trilogy, it grossed $133,698,921 (unadjusted for inflation) and crushed every other movie that year. But hey, don’t take it personal, it’s just business.

 

  • Titanic

The classic movie everyone has probably seen by now. Features a huge ship, which was about as big as the success this movie had. Being released in 1997, this monster of a movie is tied for the most Oscars (11) along with the films Ben-Hur (1959) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).titanic poster

However, Titanic is officially “King of the world!” with 14 additional Oscar nominations, 8 Golden Globes, and 4 Golden Globe nominations. When Gloria Stuart received her Oscar nomination for her acting on this film, she instantly became the oldest nominee in the history, of all categories.

The role of Jack Dawson was thought to be assigned to Matthew McConaughey, Chris O’Donnell, Billy Crudup, or Stephen Dorff. However, Leonardo DiCaprio managed to squeeze in for the role, turning himself into an absolute heart-stealing cinema star. Besides the marvellous screenplay, the movie also featured some facts and coincidences, such as the film during the exact amount of time that it took the actual Titanic to sink in real life.

 

  •  Pulp Fiction

Known as Quentin Tarantino’s most popular movie, this 154 minute-long film featured a bunch of massive actors such as Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta, and also featuring a street filled with regret. If you think of it, you realize there are no better actors to play a group of mobster hitmen, some bandits, a boxer, and thug’s wife.pulp fiction poster

Despite only receiving 1 Oscar, it holds 7 more nominations, 2 BAFTA awards, 8 BAFTA nominations, 1 Golden Globe, and 6 Golden Globe nominations (not to mention the most-bad-ass-stars-in-one-film award). However, such a bad-ass cast (really bad-ass) turned out to be a bit expensive. Out of the $8 million dollars it costed to make this movie happen, $5 million went to the actors’ salaries. But apparently, gathering such a good cast didn’t turn out to be a problem, seeing as Tarantino managed to rake in an astonishing $213.9 million in the box office.

More awards of Pulp Fiction

 

  • Gladiator

Ridley Scott’s ace, Gladiator, is undoubtedly the best epic movie ever. Featuring Russell Crowe as a Roman General who is betrayed and has his family killed. The general decides to step back in Rome’s soil, bloodthirsty, as a Gladiator looking for vengeance.gladiator poster

Definitely a great movie that will give you goose-bumps in every fight scene thanks to its amazing visual and audio effects (it received an Oscar for both). Hell, just writing the introduction made me excited. Are you not entertained?

This movie received 5 Oscars, along with an amazing 12 nominations. Additionally, it received 4 BAFTA Awards, 12 BAFTA nominations, 2 Golden Globes, and 5 globe nominations. It was successful as soon as Scott came up with it. When Steven Spielberg heard the idea, he gave it an almost instant green light. But apparently, Spielberg wasn’t the only one who liked the idea. Both Jude Law and Jennifer Lopez officially auditioned for roles in this movie, but they didn’t receive any. Thirsty for a sequel, Scott announced plans for a second movie, but sadly it never happened.

Comments

  1. Gladiator all the way!

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