Movies make the world go round. No seriously, they really do. Movies have brought people together, made us laugh, cry and feel emotions we never thought possible. There are countless movies that you can watch endless times and hundreds of films you have not seen. However, there are some films everyone should watch at least once in their lifetime.
We at TheRichest love movies, from action films to black and white love stories, there is no movie genre that we would not watch. This is why we thought it would be fun to come up with a list of twenty classic films we think everyone should watch in their lifetime.
It was hard to narrow the list to only twenty movies because there are so many outstanding movies throughout the history of film, but we believe we came up with a pretty good list that we think are the movies that everyone must watch before they die.
While the movies are not ranked, we have chosen our the 5 favorite movies with the sexiest scenes that all men will love at our #20, 15, 10, 5 and #1 spot. You definitely won’t blame us especially when it allowed us to include things like a topless Jolie!
Each of these films is epic in their own way, the writing, the acting, and the production have all left an impact on the world of film and for anyone who has not seen these movies, now is your chance!
Next time you are looking for something to watch, keep this list in mind and we promise each of these movies will leave you speechless for more reasons than one.
20. Shakespeare In Love
Shakespeare In Love is one of those films that both men and women love, for different reasons of course. Gwyneth Paltrow plays Viola de Lesseps in this 1998 classic. Anyone who has ever watched it has loved what they saw on-screen which can explain why the movie was rewarded seven Academy Awards including best actress for Paltrow.
The film showed a different side to the actress and we are sure that she does not regret taking the role, even though at first she was skeptical because she and Brad Pitt had broken up before filming began.
Paltrow is super sexy in this movie and shows more skin than you would think, which is why men love it. One of our favorite quotes from the film is “Playwrights teach us nothing about love. They make it pretty, they make it comical, or they make it lust, but they cannot make it true.”
19. Silence of the lambs
The Silence of The Lambs is one of those films that will stick with you for the rest of your life. The film was released in 1991 and since then it is known as a movie that everyone should watch because it is that good.
The movie is about Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, who is a young U.S FBI trainee seeking the advice of Dr. Hannibal Lecter played by the brilliant Anthony Hopkins. Dr. Lecter who is imprisoned for the past eight years in maximum security isolation is a serial killer who cannibalized his victims. Clarice seeks the help of Hannibal to help her solve a case involving another serial killer, who the media calls Buffalo Bill.The thriller goes on to reveal much more than expected and has some classic and memorable lines like the following “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”, said by Hannibal Lecter himself.
18. The Shining
“Here’s Johnny”, one of the most famous lines in movie history comes from one of the most famous movies.
The movie is about Jack Torrance played by Jack Nicholson, who becomes a caretaker during the winter at the creepy Overlook Hotel in Colorado. The protagonist hopes that it may help him with his writer’s block. He and his wife Wendy, played by Shelley Duvall settle into the hotel along with their son, Danny, played by Danny Lloyd, who is said to have psychic premonitions. As Jack struggles with his writing, Danny’s visions become more and more disturbing. The film reveals the hotel’s dark secrets as it begins to terrorize his family.
17. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
This terrific movie stars two of the most loved actors on the planet. Gilbert Grape, played by Johnny Depp is a small-town boy that has a lot of responsibility weighing on his shoulders. His mother, played by Darlene Cates is so morbidly obese that she is unable to leave the house and his younger brother Arnie, played by Leonardo DiCaprio is mentally impaired and always manages to find trouble.
Gilbert, who works at a grocery store is at a crossroads in his life, that is until he meets Becky, played by Juliette Lewis, who shakes up his life. The film is filled with emotion, love, and family.
16. Dead Poets Society
“Oh Captain, My Captain”, every teacher has dreamt of hearing these words come out of their student’s mouth and it is all because of the movie Dead Poets Society.
Robin Williams plays John Keating a new English teacher at an all-boys prep school that is known for their traditions and high standards. Keating uses unorthodox methods to attempt to engaged his students in his lessons. These students are under a lot of pressure from both the school and their parents.
Through his teachings his students, Neil Perry played by Robert Sean Leonard, and Ethan Hawke’s character Todd Anderson (as well as many others) learn to live a life that is true to them, exempt from all the pressures of their parents.
15. Vanilla Sky
Director Cameron Crowe and actor Tom Cruise work incredibly well together, after working on Jerry Maguire together they went on to work with one another on Vanilla Sky, a classic. The movie tells the story of a young New York City publishing guru who ends up in a whirlwind or romance, love, sex and comedy all in search of his soul.
Although this film is about Tom Cruise’s character, it was Penelope Cruz who stole the show with her vixen-like behavior and sexy demeanor.
The film is considered a classic for so many reasons, including the incredible writing, one of our favorite lines is “Don’t you know that when you sleep with someone, your body makes a promise whether you do or not.”
“Say hello to my little friend”, we at TheRichest are pretty sure almost all of you have used this line at some point in your life however, we are not sure all of you know what movie it is from. The movie Scarface is one that everyone should watch at least one time in their lives.
The film is about Tony Montana, who gets a green card as an exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official who comes to Miami and takes over the drug trade.
Montana who is played by Al Pacino is a killing machine, whoever stands in his way it was taken down. Eventually, Montana becomes the biggest drug lord in the state. He controls more or less all the cocaine that comes through Miami.
However, like all good drug movies, the downfall occurs due to the pressure from the police and wars with different cartels. Sadly, that in combination with his personal drug-fueled paranoia is what takes this legendary movie gangster down.
13. Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting is one of those movies you watch more than once in a lifetime. It is the story about Will Hunting, who is played by Matt Damon. Hunting is a genius, his IQ level is off the charts, however, he chooses to work as a janitor at MIT.
When he solves a crazy hard math problem, his intelligence is discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau who is played by Stellan Skarsgard who helps Hunting reach his potential. Hunting is eventually arrested for attacking a police officer and the Professor makes a deal with the cops and he is forced to be treated by therapist Sean Maguire played by the late great Robin Williams.
There are so many incredible lines in this movie, but our personal favorite is “You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.”
12. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is a beyond amazing movie. Forrest Gump, who is played by Tom Hanks is a slow-witted however, he has never seen himself as disadvantaged. Sally Fields who plays his mother is the reason for him not leading a life that is restricted.
Forrest is one of those characters that has inspired many. His childlike optimism is contagious and his positive outlook is what people love about him. However, there is one person, the person he cares about most, that is the most difficult person to help. The sweet yet troubled Jenny, played by Robin Wright is his childhood love and the person he wants to save the most.
11. Gone With The Wind
Gone With The Wind, is an amazing drama that focuses on the life of southern belle Scarlett O’Hara, played by the beautiful Vivien Leigh. The film follows her through her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War.
O’Hara, who is full of beauty and grace finds herself tangled in a love triangle with Ashley Wilkes played by Leslie Howard and Rhett Butler played by the gorgeous Clark Gable.
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”, this is the line everyone remembers from the film, however, our favorite quote is actually
10. La Vie En Rose
“Americans want beauties, not me. I’m not the Parisian bombshell they expected. Can you see me as a chorus girl? Where’s my feather up the ass? They think I’m sad, they’re dumb. I don’t connect to them.” This is a line from the amazing movie La Vie En Rose.
The film stars the magnificent Marion Cotillard, who won an academy award for her performance in this amazing film. The movie which was released in 2007 has many scenes where our leading lady revealed a lot of skin.
The film is about Edith Piaf, who was born into poverty and raised in a brothel and through her charisma and gift for singing changes the course of her life. The film has it all, romance, friendship, addiction, and death.
9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is based on the incredible novel by Truman Capote. It tells a story of a young, beautiful woman in New York City who loves to be out and about on the town. One day, she meets a man when he moves into her building. This young man, who is with an older, wealthy woman wants to be a writer.
This movie is a classic and will make you feel all sorts of feels. Even if you’ve seen it, we’re sure you’d agree with us that it is one of those films that you could watch 100 times and still find something new to love about it.
The movie has some classic quotes but our all time favorite is “I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I’m not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It’s like Tiffany’s.”
8. The Green Mile
Tom Hanks plays Paul Edgecomb in the movie The Green Mile. Edgecomb had never encountered someone like John Coffey played by Michael Clarke Duncan in his life. Coffey was a big black man being convicted of brutally murdering two young sisters. Coffey was a strong and large man who had the power to kill pretty much anyone, however, his sweet demeanor made the acts he was being accused of questionable. Coffey is a simple and naive man who is incredibly fearful of the dark.
The movie is a quest to figure out whether Coffey is truly guilty of the horrendous acts he is being accused of, and we promise the ending will stick with you forever.
This movie will absolutely leave you speechless and includes lines like,
“On the day of my judgment when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?”
7. Thelma and Louise
Thelma and Louise is a badass movie about badass women, but all men are going to love it too.
Thelma is the meek housewife played by Geena Davis who joins Louise the strong-willed waitress played by Susan Sarandon on a fishing trip. However, the short fishing trip turns into a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man after he tries to rape Thelma at a bar and says this awesome line, “ In the future when a woman is crying like that, she isn’t having any fun.”
Louise then decides that the best thing to do is to flee to Mexico and her friend Thelma joins her. En route to Mexico Thelma falls for a young and attracted thief named J.D played by Brad Pitt.
The movie is also held together by Detective Slocumb played by Harvey Keitel who tries to convince the women to surrender themselves for their crime before they are caught and face even more severe punishment.
The Film Braveheart tells the story of a Scottish hero names William Wallace who is played by Mel Gibson and suffers tragedy at the hands of the English. Wallace then rallies the Scotts against the English Monarch and Edward I played by Peter Hanly.
Wallace ends up gathering a group of amateur warriors and having a stronger army than the English. Put it this way, if you have not seen Braveheart yet, stop whatever you are doing and watch it.
The most epic scene is when Wallace says “Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!”
5. Blue Sky
Jessica Lange is without a doubt one of the best actresses on the planet. The film Blue Sky is set in the late 1950’s when the U.S Army assigns nuclear engineer Hank Marshall played by Tommy Lee Jones to a testing facility in Alabama. Marshall’s wife, Carly, played by Lange aggravates the situation due to her emotional instability and eventually, she finds comfort in another man.
Lange is still extremely sexy, however, in this film she was in her prime and the countless scenes of her showing skin are what made men fall in love with her. Granted her stunning face in combination with her kick ass body are displayed perfectly in the film. The most epic line of the movie is the following “Brigitte Bardot strips for millions, she’s a goddess. I sunbathe topless and I’m a scandal.”
“Just tell Grace that, uh, that I’ll always be with her. Okay? Can you do that?” if you do not know this line, that means you never saw Armageddon, which is one of the best movies ever.
The film is about an asteroid that is threatening to collide with Earth. Dan Truman, played by Billy Bob Thorton determines that the only way they can stop it is by drilling into its surface and detonate a bomb. This is where Bruce Willis comes in, he plays Harry Stamper a renowned driller who agrees to help with this dangerous mission if he can bring his crew with him.
3. Star Wars
“In my experience, there is no such thing as luck.” Yes, we are talking about the original Star Wars Trilogy.
We are pretty sure everyone on the planet has seen it but for those of you who haven’t listen up! Star Wars is about the Imperial Forces acting under orders from the Evil Darth Vader who is played by David Prowse and voiced by James Earl Jones.
Vader is holding Princess Leia hostage in order to try and quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Thankfully you’ve got several heroes to cheer for like Luke Skywalker who is played by Mark Hamill and Han Solo who is played by Harrison Ford. Together they work with R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the gorgeous princess and restore freedom and justice to the galaxy.
2. Shawshank Redemption
Tim Robbins plays Andy Dufresne is the legendary movie Shawshank Redemption. Dufresne, is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the alleged killings of his wife and her lover.
While in prison, he forms a bond with Red played by the talented Morgan Freeman. Tim experiences brutality of prison life and the film goes into detail and gives audiences a glimpse of what life is like in a hardcore jail.
Shawshank Redemption is loved by everyone who has watched it, one of the best lines in movie history is from this film said by Morgan Freeman, “I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”
“Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today, it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I’ve walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, in it, and above.”
Gia is one of those must-see movies for both men and women. Angelina Jolie plays Gia Carangi a model who travels to New York City to pursue her dreams of breaking into the industry. Almost immediately after she moves she meets Wilhelmina Cooper played by Faye Dunaway, who is a wise and powerful modeling agent who decides to take Gia under her wing. Gia quickly rises to the top of the modeling world and when Cooper dies, Gia turns to drugs and her career takes a turn for the worse.
Angelina Jolie is amazing in this film and there are a lot of scenes where she uses her sex appeal to her advantage including getting up close and personal with Elizabeth Mitchell.