Special Report

76 Movies With a Perfect Score from Critics

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

1. Toy Story 2 (1999)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich
> Starring: Tim Allen, Joan Cusack
> Runtime: 1 hr. 32 min.

Woody, the cowboy doll, has been stolen by a toy collector who is trying to ship him to Japan. The rest of Andy’s toys are on a mission to save him.

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

2. Toy Story (1995)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): John Lasseter
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
> Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.

Woody, the cowboy doll and Andy’s favorite toy, feel threatened when Andy gets a new toy for his birthday — Buzz Lightyear, a spaceman figure, who quickly becomes Andy’s favorite.

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

3. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Stanley Donen
> Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor
> Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min.

This “clever, incisive, and funny” movie, as the site’s Critics Consensus calls it, “is a masterpiece of the classical Hollywood musical.” It has been called the best movie musical of all time.

Source: Courtesy of The Samuel Goldwyn Company

4. Henry V (1989)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Kenneth Branagh
> Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi
> Runtime: 2 hr. 18 min.

Based on Shakespeare’s play, this film tells the story of the ruthless King Henry V of England, who goes to war to conquer France.

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

5. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
> Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland
> Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min.

Robin Hood is an outlaw leading a rebel guerilla army against Prince John who is plotting to steal the crown from his brother King Richard.

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

6. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Alfred Hitchcock
> Starring: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright
> Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.

A young woman begins to suspect her favorite uncle is a murderer.

Source: Courtesy of GKIDS

7. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Isao Takahata
> Starring: J. Robert Spencer, Tsutomu Tatsumi
> Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min.

This is a Japanese animated war movie that follows a teenage boy taking care of his little sister after they’re separated from their parents following the U.S. bombing of their house during the final months of World War II.

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

8. The Gold Rush (1925)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Charles Chaplin
> Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain
> Runtime: 1 hr. 25 min.

This Chaplin classic follows the story of a young man’s adventures on his quest to find gold. The film blends slapstick and sentimentality into a hilarious whole accented with moments of social commentary.

Source: Courtesy of New Yorker Films

9. Tampopo (1985)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): Jûzô Itami
> Starring: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki
> Runtime: 1 hr. 54 min.

A Japanese comedy about how two men teach a restaurant owner how to cook noodles but also about people’s relationship to and love of food.

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

10. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
> Tomato Meter rating: 100%
> Director(s): George Cukor
> Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
> Runtime: 1 hr. 52 min.

A romantic comedy about a socialite, her soon-to-be husband, her ex-husband, and a tabloid reporter. The socialite has feelings for all three men and can’t pick her true love.