There Are Only Eight Perfect Movies According To Metacritic

Only eight movies in Metacritic’s database boast a perfect Metascore of 100. Can you guess which ones they are? And how many have you seen? Behold cinematic perfection in this short list of flicks at the top of the heap.

It’s likely no surprise that Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, originally released in 1972, made this list, as it’s one of the most acclaimed films of all time. It received ten nominations at the 45th Academy Awards and won three of those, including Best Picture.

Taking place in 1940s New York, the film stars Marlon Brando as the head of the Corleone mafia family, and Al Pacino as Michael, the son who reluctantly gets drawn in to protect the family interests.

The Washington Post praised the film’s cinematography, calling it, quote, “a great American picture, full of incredible images and lasting moments.” Based on a novel by Mario Puzo, The Godfather is also praised for the nuances and complexity of its characters and plot.

Watch this video to see the only eight perfect movies according to Metacritic!

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The Godfather | 0:00
Casablanca | 0:50
Rear Window | 1:46
Boyhood | 2:28
Vertigo | 3:16
Three Colors: Red | 4:04
Notorious | 4:49
Citizen Kane | 5:30

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  1. T. Tony on June 15, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Claude Raines OWNS Casablanca

  2. Gerry Nightingale on June 15, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    *"Penny Serenade"*
    *"The Best Years of Our Lives"*
    *"Sophie’s Choice"*
    *"Robin Hood"*
    *"The Caine Mutiny"*
    ( *All of my ‘8’ are original-versions, not ‘re-makes’*)
    *I have more, of course, but if I have to choose only 8, these qualify in my ‘book’…it’s interesting that 5 on my list involve war either directly or indirectly as an underlying causation of events*
    *"Casablanca" is on my list…of course…but, without the magnificent cast of characters around Bogie & Bacall, the movie would’ve been ‘there & gone’*
    *It’s fascinating to know that the ‘#1’ movie was created under total chaos and underfunding, with script re-writes on an almost daily basis and ‘Stars who want in…then ‘out’…then ‘in’ again*

  3. rezin russell on June 15, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    If "The Godfather" is perfect, then "The Godfather II" is perfecter.

  4. Bruce Tucker on June 15, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    The Maltese Falcon is a better movie than Casablanca. Change my mind.

  5. billvill61 on June 15, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Ingrid in Casablanca IMHO, is the most beautiful woman of all time. Simply stunning.

  6. Joao Luis on June 15, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Blade Runner. A milestone piece of perfection.

  7. Ivan Schlotzky on June 15, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    The Third Man

  8. 9some on June 15, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    no kubrick?! creepy

  9. robert guilbault on June 15, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Can’t argue with Godfather, but why not Godfather 2 as well? Every time I watch it, We Were Soldiers moves up my all time list.

  10. Jody Palm on June 15, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Wait…Psycho is not on the list?! I’d replace Vertigo with Psycho any day!

  11. john pillow on June 15, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    I’m disappointed ..No " herbie goes bananas".

  12. Real_Pancho on June 15, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    2001: A Space Odyssey is the greatest motion picture in the history of cinema.

  13. CJS on June 15, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Green Book, The General, The Searchers, Deliverance

  14. Forza Tuner on June 15, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Blade Runner
    Star Wars

  15. Roman Clay on June 15, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    It’s a subjective world.

  16. Kevin Xxx on June 15, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Only eight, and three of them are Hitchcock’s.

  17. KpxUrz5745 on June 15, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    I find it so annoying when so-called movie critics rank Kane” so highly, often calling it the best film ever made. I did not like much about the movie, and actually find it extremely grating and irritating to watch. Plus, I cannot say much good about Orson Welles as an actor. More of a self-centered blowhard, and I don’t just mean his character in the film!

    Also, I never liked "To Kill a Mockingbird" or "12 Angry Men" or "Shawshank Redemption", or any movie with a "progressive politically-correct message" being shoved down our throats, any superhero movies, anything using pixar, or anything with Walter Matthau or Jack Lemmon. So there.

  18. Daniel Millen on June 15, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Patton/D Day/The Life of Brian

  19. JasonPengo on June 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    What, no Chinatown?

  20. Robert Doherty on June 15, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Where the hell is ‘’All About Eve”? Hmmm? Well??!!

  21. Franklin P. Uroda on June 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    In the modern era: The Equalizer with Denzel Washington and Taken with Liam Neeson.

  22. alexalex13131 on June 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    "Perfect" is not the same as "Best".

  23. SmithandJones256 on June 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm


  24. Ed Baker on June 15, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Dr. Zhivago, Judgment at Nuremburg, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Escape, Schindler’s List, Ben Hur, Friendly Persuasion, Gettysburg, A Tale of Two Cities, West Side Story, for the ending at least.

  25. James McInnis on June 15, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    "Vertigo" is a snore.

  26. Sarmad Masood on June 15, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    The Lord Of The Rings

  27. glyn parson on June 15, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Art is NEvER perfect

  28. dave f smith on June 15, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Boyhood WAS A BORE !!

  29. William Mullen on June 15, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Where’s Young Frankenstein?

  30. bgbreakdown on June 15, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Gack! Taxi Driver IS the great American film. And Midnight Cowboy is my my Favorite.

  31. David Skidmore on June 15, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    great films, true. City Lights needs to be on that list.

  32. M delatorre on June 15, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    The Piano is perfect.

  33. Native Redman on June 15, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Casablanca; Gayest movie

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  35. chewycenter on June 15, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Umm… Audience participation vs. canonical paid critics. Ugh vs. meh. And vice versa.
    I like some films that noticeable flawed and even Though I’ve watched The Godfather several times because it’s so well done, did I ever really LIKE IT like it?
    I would have added Double Indemnity and 12 Monkeys.

  36. mungous1000 on June 15, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Just to show how ridiculous the Oscars are: Cary Grant was only nominated twice, never won. Edward G. Robinson was never nominated at all. So much for the Oscars. They are worthy of nothing.

  37. Farooq Hassan on June 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Top gun is the greatest management movie ever made. It has it all leadership. Failure. Teamwork. Etc

  38. Tb1974 Nunya on June 15, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    1. Blazing Saddles
    2. Blazing Saddles
    3. Blazing Saddles
    4. Blazing Saddles
    5. Blazing Saddles
    6. Blazing Saddles
    7. Blazing Saddles
    8. Blazing Saddles

    There I fixed it for ya.

  39. Bess Yommer on June 15, 2021 at 8:18 pm


  40. Nunya Bidniz on June 15, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    I’ve heard it rumoured that there’s no way to graduate from UCLA film school w/o having watched _Citizen Kane_ a dozen times…

  41. ArizonaPoet on June 15, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Best Movie Ever? Steve & Faye’s 1968 Thomas Crown Affair, nothing else is close.

  42. William Overly on June 15, 2021 at 8:22 pm


  43. Val on June 15, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    What the hell is "Boyhood" doing on that list? It’s just a clever gimmick that doesn’t actually work in reality. The movie is a mess. The other films here are totally understandable.

  44. Johnny Plunkett on June 15, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    I would put Shadow of a doubt over Notorius.

  45. Glenn Sankey on June 15, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    I think you’d better rethink that there is only 8 great movies. There is so many many more with real actors who knew the art. Unlike today’s garbage.

  46. narabdela on June 15, 2021 at 8:26 pm


  47. Psychotic Bob on June 15, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    The Lion In Winter (1968) is the second greatest film of all time (so far) right behind Citizen Kane which is, of course, THE greatest film of all time. The Godfather is an overrated piece of sh*t.

  48. Douglas Simpson on June 15, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Kubrick Hitchcock Lean, never has 3 men changed cinema more!

  49. Michael Ring on June 15, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Three westerns Yellow skys with richard widmark and gregory peck, Treasure of sierre madre with Bogart and John huston and SHANE with Allan ladd.

  50. Tibor Mészáros on June 15, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Egy szoknya, egy nadrág