Top 10 Most Beautiful Movies of All Time!

By Arun Fulara. Posted on July 25, 2015

Lists like these are difficult to get a consensus on, but that's never the point. They are an excuse for cinephiles to indulge in some more passionate discussion about the films they love.

This interesting list by Cinefix includes only 10 films (as the title suggests) but references another few dozen that are amongst the most beautiful ever made. While the list includes the usual suspects in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey & Malick's Tree Of Life, it also has a few films that had us surprised. These include the lesser known Russian Ark & Samsara. I haven't seen these yet and plan to watch them as soon as i can.

Here's the list in from bottom-to-top, with a small one-line description of the films by Cinefix.

10. Russian Ark (2002)

It’s a single, uncut steadicam shot going through the Russian Heritage museum. Sure, the concept is maybe a gimmick. But it’s amazing.

9. Manhattan (1979)

Woody Allen’s love letter to his favorite city in black and white ultra widescreen is every bit as impactful as Allen’s own memory of the city as a child.

8. Citzen Kane (1941)

There may be nothing more emblematic of how to make a beautiful movie that Citizen Kane.

7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

This entire film is a ballet of heavenly bodies, with carefully composed shots.

6. The Conformist (1970)

This is, in our opinion, the very best of Vittorio Storaro’s work. And that’s saying something.

5. The Fall (2006)

Tarsem Singh made a beautiful painting of a film; Colin Watkinson spent 4 years and thousands of miles bringing a child’s imagination to life on screen.

4. Hero (2002)

This film, which tells the same story from several different perspectives, (and color coded to match), takes a simple concept both in plot and style, and brings it to the next level.

3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

70mm film, and every frame of it a still image worthy of framing.

2. The Tree of Life (2011)

The most beautiful of Terrence Malick’s films, and there’s quite a bit of competition there.

1. Samsara (2011)

There's no plot, or dialogue in this film, but it tells a story nonetheless - every image tells its own story, and it's glorious.

How many of these have you seen?

Enjoy the beautiful compilation below and let us know what you think of the list. Is it fair? Or did they miss some of your favourites?


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