Last summer I wrote an article called “Five classic films with a zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which looked at five movies that the critics gave a zero percent. Some of the films that were given the low score was the Richard Burton film, “Alexander the Great” and “They Saved Hitler’s Brain.” Well this article now is going to look at the classic films that are currently at a 100 percent (by critics rating)! When reading the list, you’ll know one thing in common. Each film is great because of the great cast ensembles. So here are five classic films that fans can brag about their high rating:
1. “The Third Man”
With 76 fresh votes, the critics can all agree that “The Third Man” is a classic winner. Personally, it’s one of my own favorite movies too! Joseph Cotten gives a career performance. The whole cast really did from Alida Valli to Trevor Howard! Also one can’t forget how Orson Welles stole the show, for those who seen it, know that he doesn’t get much screen time. But everyone remembers the name Harry Lime and when we get to meet him, Welles once again shows us that he doesn’t need a lot of lines to blow us away.
2. “All About Eve”
Speaking of actors that can blow viewers away, “All About Eve” comes to mind for Bette Davis. There are plenty of great Bette Davis movies out there, but if you haven’t seen one, then watch “All About Eve” first! Though let’s not forget Eve, who was Anne Baxter! The critics as of right now have 63 fresh votes for this classic, that directed.
3. “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is arguably one of the best silent horror masterpieces. Robert Wiene had directed the film. At the moment it has 48 reviews and all fresh of course. It’s German Expressionism at its finest. So for those who think that the silents are boring, obviously never watched this one!
4. “The Maltese Falcon”
“The Maltese Falcon” is probably one of the most popular crime classics. It’s a good one to get people into the classics and it recently was back into theaters because of TCM and Fathom. Humphrey Bogart played the detective Sam Spade. Spade a character created by Dashiell Hammett. Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet are also in the film. The critic census in this one is 48 fresh reviews.
5. “Seven Samurai”
Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” has 57 reviews from the critics. Audience scoring gave it a 97 percent, so it’s very close. “Seven Samurai” isn’t the only Akira Kurosawa movie to get such a high rating either. So if you haven’t seen this Japanese classic yet, what are you waiting for? Actually go out an explore all of his films, you won’t regret it! Oh and if you loved “Magnificent Seven,” you can thank “Seven Samurai” for that!
So do you think all these five films are deserving of the high score? Which film is your favorite? Share your thoughts about these films in the comments! Also don’t forget to check out Rotten Tomatoes, “Top 100 Movies of Al Time.”