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Las 50 mejores películas de la historia

No resulta fácil hacer una selección de las 50 mejores películas de la historia. Con los tiempos que corren, uno se expone a ser vilipendiado en una cena con amigos o, lo que es más arriesgado, en las redes sociales.

Por ese motivo, y por mi cobardía natural, he dejado la decisión a una plataforma del prestigio de IMDB, en la cual los usuarios, muchos de ellos dotados de un excelente criterio. Sí reconozco que muchas de las que aparecen a mí, personalmente, me ha dolido en el alma tener que incluirlas. Sí reconozco que muchas de las que aparecen a mí, personalmente, me ha dolido en el alma tener que incluirlas.

A fecha de hoy (27 de julio de 2021), el ránking de mejores películas según dicha plataforma es el siguiente. Veremos si el tiempo les da la razón, o debemos actualizarlo…


50 La ventana indiscreta

Rear Window (1954) 112min | Mystery, Thriller | September 1, 1954 (United States) Summary: A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

49 Hasta que llegó su hora

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 165min | Western | July 4, 1969 (United States) Summary: A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
Countries: Italy, United StatesLanguages: English, Italian, Spanish

48 Casablanca

Casablanca (1942) 102min | Drama, Romance, War | January 23, 1943 (United States) Summary: A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, French, German, Italian

47 El truco final (El prestigio)

The Prestige (2006) 130min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller | October 20, 2006 (United States) Summary: After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.
Countries: United Kingdom, United StatesLanguages: English

46 Intocable

The Intouchables (2011) 112min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | November 2, 2011 (France) Summary: After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Countries: FranceLanguages: French, English

45 Infiltrados

The Departed (2006) 151min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | October 6, 2006 (United States) Summary: An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Countries: United States, Hong KongLanguages: English, Cantonese

44 Whiplash

Whiplash (2014) 106min | Drama, Music | October 15, 2014 (Philippines) Summary: A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

43 Gladiator

Gladiator (2000) 155min | Action, Adventure, Drama | May 5, 2000 (United States) Summary: A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Malta, MoroccoLanguages: English

42 La tumba de las luciérnagas

Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 89min | Animation, Drama, War | July 26, 1989 (United States) Summary: A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Countries: JapanLanguages: Japanese

41 Luces de ciudad

City Lights (1931) 87min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | March 7, 1931 (United States) Summary: With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: None, English

40 American History X

American History X (1998) 119min | Drama | November 20, 1998 (United States) Summary: A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

39 El rey león

The Lion King (1994) 88min | Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical | June 24, 1994 (United States) Summary: Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Swahili, Xhosa, Zulu

38 Psicosis

Psycho (1960) 109min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | September 8, 1960 (United States) Summary: A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

37 Tiempos modernos

Modern Times (1936) 87min | Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance | February 25, 1936 (United States) Summary: The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

36 Terminator 2: El juicio final

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 137min | Action, Sci-Fi | July 3, 1991 (United States) Summary: A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Spanish

35 Regreso al futuro

Back to the Future (1985) 116min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | July 3, 1985 (United States) Summary: Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

34 El pianista

The Pianist (2002) 150min | Biography, Drama, Music, War | March 28, 2003 (United States) Summary: A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Countries: United Kingdom, France, Poland, Germany, United StatesLanguages: English, German, Russian

33 Sospechosos habituales

The Usual Suspects (1995) 106min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | August 16, 1995 (United States) Summary: A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Countries: United States, GermanyLanguages: English, Hungarian, Spanish, French

32 Harakiri

Hara-Kiri (1962) 133min | Action, Drama, Mystery | August 4, 1964 (United States) Summary: 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 ... Read all
Countries: JapanLanguages: Japanese

31 El profesional (León)

Léon: The Professional (1994) 110min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller | November 18, 1994 (United States) Summary: Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the... Read all
Countries: France, United StatesLanguages: English, Italian, French

30 Parásitos

Parasite (2019) 132min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 5 June 2019 (France) Summary: A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.
Countries: South KoreaLanguages: Korean, English

29 La milla verde

The Green Mile (1999) 189min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | December 10, 1999 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, French

28 Interstellar

Interstellar (2014) 169min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | November 7, 2014 (United States) Summary: A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.
Countries: United States, United Kingdom, CanadaLanguages: English

27 El viaje de Chihiro

Spirited Away (2001) 125min | Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery | March 28, 2003 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: JapanLanguages: Japanese, English

26 Salvar al soldado Ryan

Saving Private Ryan (1998) 169min | Drama, War | July 24, 1998 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, French, German, Czech

25 La guerra de las galaxias

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) 121min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | May 25, 1977 (United States) Summary: 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 ... Read all
Countries: United States, United KingdomLanguages: English

24 ¡Qué bello es vivir!

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 130min | Drama, Family, Fantasy | January 7, 1947 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, French

23 La vida es bella

Life Is Beautiful (1997) 116min | Comedy, Drama, Romance, War | December 20, 1997 (Italy) Summary: 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 c... Read all
Countries: ItalyLanguages: Italian, German, English

22 El silencio de los corderos

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 118min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | February 14, 1991 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Latin

21 Ciudad de Dios

City of God (2002) 130min | Crime, Drama | February 13, 2004 (United States) Summary: In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Countries: Brazil, France, GermanyLanguages: Portuguese

20 Seven

Se7en (1995) 127min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | September 22, 1995 (United States) Summary: Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

19 Los siete samurais

Seven Samurai (1954) 207min | Action, Adventure, Drama | November 19, 1956 (United States) Summary: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Countries: JapanLanguages: Japanese

18 Alguien voló sobre el nido del cuco

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 133min | Drama | November 19, 1975 (United States) Summary: A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

17 Uno de los nuestros

Goodfellas (1990) 146min | Biography, Crime, Drama | September 21, 1990 (United States) Summary: 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... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Italian

16 Matrix

The Matrix (1999) 136min | Action, Sci-Fi | March 31, 1999 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United States, AustraliaLanguages: English

15 El Imperio contraataca

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 124min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | June 20, 1980 (United States) Summary: 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 across the galaxy by Darth Vader ... Read all
Countries: United States, United KingdomLanguages: English

14 El señor de los anillos: Las dos torres

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 179min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | December 18, 2002 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: New Zealand, United StatesLanguages: English, Sindarin, Old English

13 Origen

Inception (2010) 148min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller | July 16, 2010 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United States, United KingdomLanguages: English, Japanese, French

12 Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994) 142min | Drama, Romance | 5 October 1994 (France) Summary: 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.
Countries: USALanguages: English

11 El club de la lucha

Fight Club (1999) 139min | Drama | October 15, 1999 (United States) Summary: An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.
Countries: Germany, United StatesLanguages: English

10 El señor de los anillos: El retorno del rey

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 178min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | December 19, 2001 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: New Zealand, United StatesLanguages: English, Sindarin

9 El bueno, el feo y el malo

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) 178min | Western | December 29, 1967 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: Italy, Spain, West GermanyLanguages: Italian

8 Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction (1994) 154min | Crime, Drama | October 14, 1994 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Spanish, French

7 El señor de los anillos: El retorno del rey

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 201min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | December 17, 2003 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: New Zealand, United StatesLanguages: English, Quenya, Old English, Sindarin

6 La lista de Schindler

Schindler's List (1993) 195min | Biography, Drama, History | February 4, 1994 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Hebrew, German, Polish, Latin

5 12 hombres sin piedad

12 Angry Men (1957) 96min | Crime, Drama | April 10, 1957 (United States) Summary: A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

4 El caballero oscuro

The Dark Knight (2008) 152min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller | July 18, 2008 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United States, United KingdomLanguages: English, Mandarin

3 El padrino II

The Godfather: Part II (1974) 202min | Crime, Drama | December 18, 1974 (United States) Summary: 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.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Sicilian

2 El padrino

The Godfather (1972) 175min | Crime, Drama | March 24, 1972 (United States) Summary: An organized crime dynasty's aging patriarch transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Italian, Latin

1 Cadena perpetua

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 142min | Drama | October 14, 1994 (United States) Summary: Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English