While we all now wait a little longer for the next forthcoming James Bond movie, with No Time To Die’s 007 launch postponed once more until 2121, let’s see what was big on the cinema screen across the past few decades.
Recent research took a look into the highest-rated films according to IMDb from the past 50 years.
The highest-rated movie from the 1970s 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 1980s 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, 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 takings, 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.