Top Rated Movies of All Time by IMDb Description

Can you name IMDb's movies top rated movies by their IMDb Description?
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Rating
Year
Description
Movie
9.3
1994
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
The Shawshank Redemption
9.2
1972
An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
The Godfather
9.0
1974
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
The Godfather: Part II
9.0
2008
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
The Dark Knight
9.0
1957
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence
12 Angry Men
8.9
1993
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Schindler's List
8.9
2003
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
8.9
1994
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Pulp Fiction
8.8
1966
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
8.8
2001
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
8.8
1999
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Fight Club
8.8
1994
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.
Forrest Gump
8.8
2010
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Inception
8.7
2002
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
8.7
1980
After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
8.7
1999
When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.
The Matrix
8.7
1990
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Goodfellas
8.7
1975
A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
8.6
1954
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Seven Samurai
8.6
1995
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Se7en
8.6
1997
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Life Is Beautiful
8.6
2002
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
City of God
8.6
1991
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
The Silence of the Lambs
8.6
1946
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
It's a Wonderful Life
8.6
1977
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
8.6
1998
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Saving Private Ryan
8.6
1999
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
The Green Mile
8.6
2001
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.
Spirited Away
8.6
2014
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Interstellar
8.6
2019
Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
Parasite
8.6
1962
When a ronin requesting seppuku at a feudal lord's palace is told of the brutal suicide of another ronin who previously visited, he reveals how their pasts are intertwined - and in doing so challenges the clan's integrity.
Hara-Kiri
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