Top Rated Movies on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rotten Tomatoes is one of the most well-known movie review website out there, making it a great way to find some of the best films ever made if you’re trying to pick out a new movie to watch. Each of these were chosen due to their high number of Certified Fresh reviews (over 100) and their contributions to the genre of film they represent, including Musical, Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, and Animated.

Best Rated Movies on Rotten Tomatoes

The Wizard of Oz (1939) – 99%

With the number one spot on Rotten Tomatoes, this classic tale from L. Frank Baum will forever be a benchmark for the fantasy film genre. Following the journey of Dorothy, played by Judy Garland, we see her take on the mysteries of Oz, and meets some strange, yet wholesome and endearing friends along the way. With some of the most memorable songs of early film, this is one that is perfect for all ages.

Get Out (2017) – 99%

When Chris is invited by his girlfriend Rose to finally meet the parents for a weekend getaway, he hopes to finally be accepted into the family. However, during his stay, he begins to suspect a more disturbing presence in the strangely friendly family of his girlfriend. Get Out nabbed an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and is said to be one of the finest additions to the horror genre in recent years.

Inside Out (2015) – 98%

This Disney/Pixar film takes an introspective journey into our emotions, and follows the character of Riley, who experiences a major life change when her dad takes up a new job in San Francisco and she is uprooted from her Midwest life. We get to see Riley guided by her emotions, including Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness, all played by a fantastic cast. The emotions live in Headquarters, inside Riley’s mind. This animated adventure is a completely unique take on the the struggles of growing up, and is a wonderfully lighthearted flick.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – 98%

A classic movie for kids and adults alike, this sci-fi adventure was directed by Steven Spielberg, and follows Eliott, a young boy who is visited by an alien who crash lands on Earth. Appropriately named E.T., this lost and friendly alien is pursued by a group of government scientists that want to study him. Elliott and his friends are tasked with trying to help E.T. find his way home safely, and during this they find an unlikely friend in the curious alien.

Spotlight (2015) – 97%

Telling the incredible true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation of the widespread allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. Spotlight displays the drama of one of the biggest cover-ups in modern times, and the investigation that brought the Catholic Church to its knees.

Psycho (1960) – 97%

Perhaps the most well-known thriller, and Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Psycho is still terrifying audiences 58 years later. Norman Bates, played by Anthony Perkins, has forever been immortalized as one of the most unsettling villains on the big screen. Psycho will forever be a cult-classic among horror and thriller aficionados, and everyone should see it once.

Toy Story 2 (1999) – 100%

This excellent follow-up to the 1995 classic animated adventure Toy Story has achieved what few films have – a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. Though I’m sure most have seen this film, it goes to show that it has still stood the test of time, and can be counted as one of the best animated films ever made.


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