The Rotten Tomatoes site has a lot of people believing that their take on movies with a 100% rating are the best movies ever made. The only issue with this is that how good or bad a movie is remains and always has been a subjective thing. Those movies that have supposedly remained 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for any length of time are in fact rather good movies, though whether they deserve their 100% is of course all in the mind and opinion of the viewer. Whether one is a critic or works for a site that determines, in their own words and by their own guidelines, the worth of a movie, it is still important to remember that if a person likes a movie then they have the right to defend it. Don’t judge a movie based on what a critic says.
A few of the movies listed below were done well enough to deserve a high rating and a possible place in the record books as being good enough to be considered among the best ever made, but like I said, that’s still more of a choice for the viewer to make.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
A hypnotist uses his skills to make another man commit murder. Back in these days the use of such visuals was an easy draw for many.
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
A lot of critics might disagree since the original is usually considered the best. But giving the monster a bride did become a popular legend.
This was before the animation explosion that Disney is so well known for.
Citizen Kane (1941)
This has been lauded as one of the best movies, if not THE best, ever made.
Singin’ In the Rain (1952)
The kind of feelgood movie this was lauded as makes it easy to understand why this film wouldn’t receive so much flak.
Rear Window (1954)
This movie has actually been remade a couple of times.
Seven Samurai (1956)
There’s something about the way of the samurai that some people find romantic and very alluring.
12 Angry Men (1957)
This one is hard to understand since it’s mostly about 12 men in a room yelling at one another over the particulars of a case.
North by Northwest (1959)
It almost feels as though this movie got the rating because it’s a Hitchcock film.
The Lord of the Flies (1963)
Disturbing is about the best way to describe this film.
Mary Poppins (1964)
This one is easy to understand since it was a very big crowd-pleaser.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Some liked it, some didn’t. It all depended on what people wanted to watch.
Blade Runner (1982)
It’s hard to imagine this movie getting the nod just because there were so many different versions.
I’m think that the people at Rotten Tomatoes are into films that have been largely forgotten. Plus, the reviews on this film weren’t that great.
Toy Story (1995)
This is easy to believe since the first Toy Story was a very loved movie.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
This is harder to buy since people kind of turned away from the franchise at this point.
Lady Bird (2017)
Coming of age stories rarely ever get overwhelmingly positive criticism. It’s a matter of personal taste really.
Get Out (2017)
This was an interesting movie but the people at Rotten Tomatoes must account for only the positive feedback for movies.
I’m not about to doubt them without good cause, but some of these movies seem like they might have garnered a little more criticism than is being reported.