ChatGPT was asked to compile a list of the 10 best movies of all time. Are The Godfather, Forrest Gump, and Star Wars on your bucket list?
What are the best movies of all time is an eternal topic of conversation. Here in the columns of PORT.hu, we have already created a number of top lists, but it is by no means an easy task to determine exactly which films are the best of the best, since everyone has a subjective and personal opinion. If we try to bring the hard facts into the equation, the picture becomes somewhat nuanced. For example, we can see which are the highest-grossing films of all time, or which have received the highest scores from critics and the public (PORT.hu, for example, has a TOP100 film list, which ranks the great classics based on the ratings of our readers). Another useful metric is to compare which films have collected the most prestigious awards. However, these types of statistics do not tell the whole story and do not take into account all cultural and social factors.
A Looperon the other hand, they toyed with the idea of what if we could hand over the right of ranking to someone whose decision is based on pure logic and is not emotionally biased towards any film? Artificial intelligence has been in the headlines several times recently, which is why the topic was: a Looper colleagues asked ChatGPT to make a list of the 10 best movies of all time. Here is the final result:
10. The Lord of the Rings – The King Returns
In the last part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) finally accepts his fate and calls the dead living among the mountains to battle with his loyal companions – but the future of Middle-earth will be decided in a completely different way. Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Samu (Sean Astin) walk the dark labyrinths of Mordor with the Ring of Power. But the closer they get to Mount Doom, the more the terrible weight of the Ring pulls Frodo. The fate of the world is in the hands of a tiny hobbit, who doubts that he can resist the temptation that defeats even the greatest.
9. Star Wars
A long time ago, in a distant galaxy, the great adventure began when Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and two strange robots sent a barely appreciable hologram to the only Jedi knight, the hermit Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness). The elderly Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his furry Wookie, the mighty Chewbacca, set out to free the princess from Darth Vader’s captivity and lead the true cause to victory throughout the Galaxy.
8. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is an extremely honest and good-natured boy, but his IQ is not sky-high. However, a series of strange coincidences help him attend every major event in America from the 1950s to the 1970s and meet all its major personalities, including: Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon. Forrest graduates from college, fights in Vietnam, becomes an elite athlete, the only problem is that he is too stupid to understand the significance of these important events.
7. Twelve angry people
The twelve jurors must reach a verdict in a seemingly simple case of murder. The defendant’s guilt is proven by so many perfectly consistent facts that one of the jurors has a suspicion: the matter is too simple, and it would do no harm to discuss more thoroughly what was heard in the courtroom. In the beginning, there are eleven against one, but the situation gradually begins to change, and after a few minutes, this tense and exciting play, originally intended for a TV show, is no longer about a murder case, but about our prejudices, fears, our roles, or the weaknesses we want to hide, in a word, about Man.
6. Schindler’s List
The born businessman and gambler as well pro-Nazi Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) saves hundreds of Jews working in his factory from certain death. The II. At the very beginning of World War II, he escaped to occupied Poland and immediately sensed the huge business opportunities that could open up for him. Through connections and some cleverness, he gets himself a factory, the Deutsche Emailware Fabrik, which soon becomes a haven for cheap labor Jews. At the cost of some corruption, he persuades the German authorities to relocate the factory to the Czech-Polish border, in Brinnlitz, together with the workers indispensable for production. That’s when the title’s list of 1,100 names is prepared, whose participants are on an adventurous journey, but can escape the death camps.
5. The dark knight
Batman (Christian Bale), Inspector Gordon (Gary Oldman) and the incorruptible prosecutor Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) launch an effective campaign against criminals. Their voluntary task is almost crowned with success, but then the Joker (Heath Ledger) appears, who is also feared among criminals, more cunning and dangerous than anyone. Fear reigns again in the city, chaos breaks out, and corruption infects everyone.
4. Canvas novel
Vincent (John Travolta) is Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) are trying to get a briefcase back for their boss. To do this, of course, they have to kill a few people, but this often happens with simple assassins. Jules miraculously avoids the bullets aimed at him, and taking this as a sign, decides to give up his life so far. His partner, on the other hand, has to take the wife of the gangster boss to have fun… There is also a boxer, Butch (Bruce Willis), who is the infamous mob boss Marselleus Wallace (Ving Rhames) is planning to cut through. Somehow, the story gets to the point where in the end he prepares to save her rather than shoot her…
3. Golden citizen
Rózsabíbó – these are the last words of a millionaire dying alone in his palace, and a journalist sets out on this trail to unravel the mystery of this man with an unparalleled career. The main character is Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), who was born to be a great man. He started out as a simple person, but with a bit of luck, he always recognized the opportunities in his environment and was able to use them to his advantage. It had newspapers, radio stations, and was a server and influencer of public opinion. The story of Kane, who rose from the bottom and forgot that, lost everything in one fell swoop. He died alone – even though he seemed immortal – and with him his wealth, power and glory.
2. Prisoners of hope
In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to life in prison for a double murder. Dufresne is sent to a penitentiary in the state of Maine and soon has to get acquainted with the cruel daily life of prison life, the sadistic prison staff, and the almost animalistic inmates. However, Andy does not break. With the help of his experience in banking, he wins the favor of the guards and by taking on the accounting of the income from the illegal actions of one of his fellow inmates, he also earns the recognition of his peers. In return, however, he gets the opportunity to develop the prison library, thereby smuggling some human dignity into the daily life of the prisoners living in bitter conditions.
1. The Godfather
The greatest gangster film of all time shows the people and the machinery that, rooted in the Italian mafia, has become the most powerful and feared power in the world in the United States. We can follow the cruel, murderous methods with which the head of the Corleone family works. We can witness the incredible cohesion, the cohesive power of interests and fear, which characterizes this world. The fate of people, questions of life and death are decided in the office of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). Some turn to the lord for protection, others come with a declaration of war. The rival mafia, the Tattaglia family, called the Corleones to a final showdown. And after the declaration of war, the whole city goes up in flames…
For comparison, here are the TOP 10 favorite films of PORT.hu readers:
8. Pages of our love
7. Back to the Future
6. The Godfather
5. Terminator 2 – Judgment Day
4. They are for life
3. On death row
2. Forrest Gump
1. Prisoners of hope