9 Most Iconic Movies Of All Time

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Seven Samurai (1954)

Akira Kurosawa helmed this tale of a samurai who takes up the job of protecting a village from bandits.

12 Angry Men (1957)

Directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda, the talking heads drama ignited conversation about the American justice system and race relations in that country.

The Godfather (1972)

The behemoth to which most modern crime films owe a debt was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who shone a light on the workings of a criminal enterprise and the people that occupy it.

Come and See (1985)

Elem Klimov's film continues to rank among the most horrifying depictions of war ever, and for good reason. His direction brings home the realities of it unlike most films before and after it.

Schindler's List (1993)

Steven Spielberg's film about a Nazi industrialist who makes a conscious choice to rescue slave labourers is a stirring reminder of the good one man can often achieve.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Frank Darabont helmed this meditation on prison life and the idea of justice, as seen through two men who come to terms with their existence after having committed heinous crimes.

City of God (2002)

Fernando Meirelles' film looks at life in a violent environment, and just what some people can do to escape such an existence.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The final instalment of Peter Jackson's trilogy based on JRR Tolkien's books took the world by storm for its ambition, scale, and rich storytelling, quite unlike something 21st century filmmaking has been identified with.

Parasite (2019)

Bong Joon-ho's international phenomenon of a film was such purely because the craft he practiced met a universal story of the Haves and the Have Nots, and delved into the intricacies of the divide.

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