30 Best Hollywood Movies of all time

30 Best Hollywood Movies of all time

What’s up, folks! The Humann team is back with another intriguing list of the 30 best Hollywood movies of all time. We’ve handpicked some of the most nostalgic screen-tastic movies to explore. Buckle up for 30 gems that'll sizzle your senses! From mafia epics to animated delights, get ready to laugh, cry, and debate with this masala movie marathon. Lights, camera, samosas! The show begins now. 


1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994, IMDb: 9.3, Drama)



Hope blooms behind bars as Andy Dufresne befriends Red and hatches a daring escape plan. Think prison break with a heart of gold. It won't make you cry but might inspire you to dig a tunnel in your backyard.

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2. The Godfather (1972, IMDb: 9.2, Crime Drama)



The Corleone family rises to power in the brutal world of the New York mafia. Expect operatic shootouts, pasta feasts, and Marlon Brando in his iconic role. This cinematic marvel won 3 Oscars, including Best Picture. Beware, it might give you nightmares about sleeping fish.


3. Casablanca (1942, IMDb: 8.5, Romance, War)



Rick Blaine runs a nightclub in Nazi-occupied Morocco, torn between love and duty when his ex-lover Ilsa walks in with her husband, a resistance leader. Get ready for misty flashbacks, tearful goodbyes, and the most quotable lines ever ("Here's looking at you, kid"). This movie won 3 Oscars, including Best Picture. Prepare to sob uncontrollably (it's okay, we all do).


4. 12 Angry Men (1957, IMDb: 9.0, Drama)



A jury debates the guilt of a young man accused of murder, revealing prejudice and the power of doubt. Think high-stakes deliberation in a sweltering jury room, with Henry Fonda leading the pack. Won 3 Oscars, including Best Director. It might make you question the justice system (or at least the AC in your house).


5. Singin' in the Rain (1952, IMDb: 8.8, Musical, Comedy)



Hollywood transitions from silent films to "talkies," with hilarious mishaps and catchy tunes. Gene Kelly dances on walls, Debbie Reynolds sings in the downpour, and everyone tap-dances their way into your heart. Though the movie won 1 Oscar, but deserves a million for pure joy. Might inspire you to sing in the shower (or on the walls, if you're feeling brave.

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6. The Dark Knight (2008, IMDb: 9.0, Action, Thriller)



Batman faces his ultimate nemesis, the Joker, in a mind-bending battle for Gotham City's soul. Heath Ledger's legendary performance will leave you speechless (and maybe a little scared of clowns). This masterpiece by Nolan won 2 Oscars, including Best Supporting Actor for Ledger. Brace yourself for explosions, gadgets, and existential dread. 


7. Inception (2010, IMDb: 8.8, Action, Sci-Fi)



Steal secrets by infiltrating people's dreams. Leonardo DiCaprio leads a team of dream thieves on a mind-bending heist. Prepare for gravity-defying stunts, dream logic gone wild, and a soundtrack that will stick in your head forever. Won 4 Oscars, including Best Cinematography. It might make you question the reality of your own dreams. 


8. Interstellar (2014, IMDb: 8.6, Sci-Fi, Adventure)



Matthew McConaughey blasts off on a desperate mission to find a new home for humanity on a distant planet. Prepare for stunning visuals, cosmic mysteries, and Hans Zimmer's epic score giving you goosebumps. Interstellar bagged 1 Oscar but deserves all the awards for sheer sci-fi awesomeness. Might make you want to book a one-way ticket to Alpha Centauri!


9. Parasite (2019, IMDb: 8.6, Thriller, Black Comedy)



A poor family schemes their way into the lives of a wealthy family, leading to dark twists and unexpected consequences. Get ready for social commentary, suspense that'll keep you on the edge of your seat, and a shocking ending that will stay with you long after the credits roll. Parasite won 4 Oscars, including Best Picture. Expect to be uncomfortable, surprised, and maybe a little impressed by the sheer audacity of it all. 


10. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, IMDb: 8.4, Action, Adventure)



Indiana Jones whips Nazis, chases the Ark of the Covenant, and escapes booby traps with his trademark fedora and wit. Harrison Ford is the ultimate action hero, leading you on a globe-trotting adventure that's equal parts thrilling and fun. Won 5 Oscars, including Best Sound Editing. Get ready for snakes, chases, and the iconic theme song stuck in your head for days. 

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11. Schindler's List (1993, IMDb: 9.0, Historical Drama)



Witness Oskar Schindler's daring efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust in this powerful and moving film. Think "Unflinching historical drama that reminds us of humanity's capacity for both darkness and light."


12. Life is Beautiful (1997, IMDb: 8.6, Comedy-Drama, War)



A Jewish man shields his son from the horrors of a concentration camp with humour and imagination in this poignant and thought-provoking tale. Think "Bittersweet laughter amidst the darkness, reminding us of the power of love and resilience."


13. The Princess Bride (1987, IMDb: 8.8, Adventure, Comedy, Romance)



Westley battles pirates, rodents of unusual size, and his own rhyming woes to win Buttercup's heart in this classic fairytale with a twist. Think "Sword-swinging adventure with witty dialogue and a touch of whimsy, guaranteed to make you say 'As you wish.'"


14. Amelie (2001, IMDb: 8.4, Comedy-Drama, Romance)



 A quirky Parisian waitress embarks on a mission to secretly spread joy in the lives of others, leading to unexpected consequences and heartwarming discoveries. Think "French charm meets quirky humour, celebrating the power of small acts of kindness."


15. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, IMDb: 8.1, Action, Adventure)



Charlize Theron kicks butt as Furiosa in this high-octane chase thriller through a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Think "Gas-guzzling car ballet with a feminist punch, pure adrenaline-pumping action."

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16. Spirited Away (2001, IMDb: 8.6, Anime, Fantasy)



A young girl travels to the spirit world and works in a bathhouse for magical creatures in this visually stunning masterpiece. Prepare for enchanting animation, heartwarming lessons, and bathhouse shenanigans you won't soon forget.


17. The Lion King (1994, IMDb: 8.8, Animated Drama, Musical)



Simba learns about responsibility and the circle of life through his epic journey from a carefree cub to a courageous king. Get ready for singalongs, Hakuna matatas, and Mufasa's roar that'll still give you chills.


18. Toy Story (1995, IMDb: 8.3, Animated, Comedy)



Witness the secret lives of toys when humans aren't around in this Pixar classic. Woody and Buzz Lightyear's friendship will make you laugh, cry, and believe in the magic of imagination.


19. The Incredibles (2004, IMDb: 8.5, Animated, Action)



A superhero family disguises their powers but gets drawn back into action for a thrilling adventure. Expect super suits, family squabbles, and Edna Mode's fashion expertise stealing the show.


20. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018, IMDb: 8.8, Animated, Action)



Miles Morales discovers he's not the only Spider-Man, teaming up with spider-powered heroes from alternate universes in this groundbreaking animated film. Get ready for mind-bending web-slinging, trippy visuals, and Miles learning to be "great" even without superpowers.

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21. The Sound of Music (1965, IMDb: 8.3, Musical, Drama)



Julie Andrews brings music and joy back to the Von Trapp family as their postulant nanny, reminding us that sometimes, all it takes is a few do-re-mis to lift your spirits. Expect singalongs in the hills, tearful goodbyes, and Captain von Trapp's epic yodelling.


22. West Side Story (1961, IMDb: 8.4, Musical, Romance)



Romeo and Juliet gets a New York City makeover in this modern musical masterpiece. Rival gangs, forbidden love, and iconic dance numbers like "America" will sweep you off your feet. Get ready for sizzling salsa steps, heartbreaking choices, and a story that never loses its power.


23. La La Land (2016, IMDb: 8.1, Musical, Drama)



Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone chase their dreams in the City of Angels in this dreamy musical odyssey. Expect jazz riffs, tap-dancing dreamscapes, and a love story that's as bittersweet as a latte with extra sugar. Prepare to swoon, sing along, and maybe shed a tear for the dreamers and the dreamers that chase them.


24. Moulin Rouge! (2001, IMDb: 8.1, Musical, Drama)



Dive into the opulent world of a Parisian cabaret with Ewan McGregor as a lovesick writer and Nicole Kidman as the dazzling Satine. Get ready for can-can kicks, sparkling costumes, and a love story that burns as bright as the red windmill on the horizon. Expect Moulin Rouge!-style drama, dazzling spectacle, and a soundtrack that will never leave your head.


25. Cinema Paradiso (1988, IMDb: 8.6, Drama, Romance)



A filmmaker returns to his Sicilian hometown and reminisces about his childhood friendship with a movie projectionist, reminding us of the magic of cinema and the power of memories. Expect heartwarming nostalgia, a touching father-son bond, and a love letter to the silver screen that will leave you wanting to revisit your local cinema.

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26. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003, IMDb: 8.8-9.1, Fantasy, Adventure)



Frodo Baggins embarks on a perilous quest to destroy the One Ring and save Middle-earth. Brace yourself for epic battles, breathtaking landscapes, and a fellowship that will warm your heart even while it faces unimaginable dangers. You may call it "Dragons, hobbits, wizards, oh my! Prepare for a journey to transport you to a world of pure magic."


27. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980, IMDb: 8.7, Sci-Fi, Action)



The battle for the galaxy intensifies as Luke Skywalker faces his ultimate test and Darth Vader utters the most iconic line in movie history. Be prepared for lightsaber duels, space chases, and a twist that will leave you speechless (and maybe reaching for another samosa to recover). Imagine "Wookiees, spaceships, and the Force! Lightsabers will ignite, droids will beep boop, and you'll be quoting 'I am your father' for years to come."


28. Blade Runner (1982, IMDb: 8.1, Sci-Fi, Neo-Noir)



Harrison Ford hunts down rogue replicants in a dystopian Los Angeles, blurring the lines between human and artificial. Get ready for atmospheric neon, philosophical questions about life and consciousness, and a film that continues to spark debate long after the credits roll. Think "Rain-soaked streets, flying cars, and replicants dreaming of electric sheep. This ain't your average sci-fi, prepare for a mind-bending experience."


29. Back to the Future (1985, IMDb: 8.5, Sci-Fi, Comedy)



Marty McFly accidentally travels back in time to 1955, where he has to ensure his parents meet and fall in love or risk ceasing to exist. Expect time-travelling shenanigans, flux capacitor fun, and a soundtrack that will get stuck in your head for days. Visualize "Guitar-shredding riffs, flux capacitor woes, and a DeLorean that'll make you wish for your own time-travelling adventures. Just don't mess up your parents' first date!"


30. Moana (2016, IMDb: 8.1, Animated, Musical)



A brave Polynesian princess sails the ocean to save her people, defying a demigod and societal expectations. Get ready for stunning animation, catchy tunes like "How Far I'll Go," and a heroine who will inspire you to follow your dreams. Imagine "Ocean adventures, demigod battles, and a princess who breaks the mould. Prepare to sing along, cheer Moana on, and maybe even grab a coconut for later."

So, there you have it, folks! Thirty Hollywood gems, ready to spice up your screens and set your cinephile hearts ablaze. We've journeyed through laughter and tears, thrills and chills, from heart-wrenching dramas to side-splitting comedies, all sprinkled with a touch of desi masala. This list is just a starting point, a mere spark in the cinematic bonfire. 

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