Is it fair to choose one film among many others and call it “the best movie ever”? Obviously, it is not. But there are so many criteria, so many thoughts and feelings that different rankings appear, it seems, by themselves. The greatest pictures stand the test of time, they can both teach and give the feeling of beauty. We love movies because they mainly appeal to emotions, deal with the uncommon and sometimes very common issues of human life. Cinema is one of the greatest forms of art which incorporates visual, sound and other arts.
The problem is that there is no general criterion according to which there would be a possibility to determine which are the greatest movies ever. Here are films considered the best for a lot of different reasons and according to the lists of many rankings.
1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
This almost 4 hours picture is one of the most beloved movies of all time. For the part of Scarlett O’Hara starred by Vivien Leigh 1400 women were interviewed, to secure Clark Gable for the role of Rhett Butler a producer David O. Selznick had to wait 2 years.
Gone with the Wind is an American historical romance film produced on the base of the same name Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The film is related to the USA history of the Civil War and Reconstruction era. The main plot line tells the story of Scarlet O’Hara, daughter of plantation owner. Scarlet survived unhappy love, Civil War, poverty, hunger becoming a successful owner of Tara, inherited from a father, married woman and mother. This epic film grossed almost 200 mln dollars becoming the highest-earning film. Gone with the Wind received positive reviews and 10 from 13 Academy Awards being very popular then and later.