The Highest Rated Movies Per Decade
⦁ The highest rated movie from the ‘70s is Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 hit, The Godfather, generating a box office success of $287,000,000 and earning 3 Oscars
⦁ From the ‘80s, the highest rated movie is the fantasy film, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
⦁ Christopher Nolan’s Inception, released in 2010, is the highest rated film of this past decade
There are a number of reasons why we all love films; we love the storytelling, the relatability to our lives, allowing us to forget about the outside world and even helping us shape our own individuality.
It’s no secret we have all, at some point or another, fallen a little too hard for a storyline or for a fictional character we’ve wanted to emulate, it’s what helps us ‘claim’ our favourite films.
Inspired by this concept, the experts at OnBuy.com decided to look into the highest rated films according to IMDb from the past 50 years to see if the highest rated film of your birth year, set the tone for your life.
The highest rated movie from the ‘70s is Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 hit, The Godfather. With a high score of 9.2 out of 10, it’s likely this mafia crime classic will be remembered forever.
With a reported budget of $7,200,000 and a box office success of $287,000,000, The Godfather won 3 Oscars for best actor, best picture, and best adapted screenplay.
The highest rated movie from the ‘80s is the favoured fantasy film, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, scoring 8.7 out of 10.
With competition like The Shining and The Blues Brothers released in the same year (1980), there is no match for the universally loved space opera. This box office smash reportedly earned $548,000,000.
The next highest rated movie is not just the best of the ‘90s, but the highest rated movie of all time on IMDb, the 1994 hit The Shawshank Redemption, scores an impressive 9.3 out of 10.
Despite being dubbed the ‘greatest movie of all time’, and generating $58,300,000 in box office, The Shawshank Redemption didn’t win any Oscars (although it was nominated for 7).
The highest rated movie from the noughties is Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, released in 2008 and scoring 9 out of 10.
Having smashed the box office, earning an extremely impressive $1,005,000,000, The Dark Knight won Oscars for best supporting actor and best sound editing.
And lastly, for the highest rated movie from this past decade, it’s Christopher Nolan’s Inception, released in 2010 and scoring 8.8 out of 10.
The action hit earned itself 4 Oscars including best visual effects and cinematography, it also generated $836,800,000 in box office sales.
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