Greatest Acting in Movies?

What film(s) in your opinion are the greatest all-around acted film by an entire cast?

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  • 7 years ago
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    I consider these the greatest acting performances;

    1. "Peter O'Toole" in "Lawrence of Arabia"

    2. "Marlon Brando" in "The Godfather"

    3. "Ralph Finnes" in "Schindler's List"

    4. "Charles Laughton" in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

    5. "Heath Ledger" in "The Dark Knight"

    6. "Marlon Brando" in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

    7. "Jack Lemmon" in "Some Like It Hot"

    8. "George O'Brain" in "Sunrise: A Song For Two Humans"

    9. "Robert De Niro" in "Raging Bull"

    10. "Paul Muni" in "The Life Of Emile Zola"

    11. "Rod Steiger" in "In The Heat Of The Night"

    12. "Fredrick March" in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

    13. "Daniel Day-Lewis" in "There Will Be Blood"

    14. "Peter Finch" in "Network"

    15. "Peter O'Toole" in "The Lion In The Winter"

    The greatest acting caviar is in "A Streetcar Named Desire."

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  • 7 years ago

    Great question....By the entire cast, from top to bottom:

    1. Citizen Kane

    2. A Streetcar Named Desire

    3. Gone With the Wind

    4. Casablanca

    5. The Godfather

    6. Some Like It Hot

    7. Lincoln

    8. The Grapes of Wrath

    9. From Here to Eternity

    10. The Lion In Winter

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  • Sybil
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    Okay, I went to my own stash of great films for titles and these are just some of the 'greatest all-around acted film by an entire cast' that I can recommend;

    1. The Talented Mr. Ripley - Matt Damon, Gweneth Paltrow, Jude Law

    2. Once Were Warriors - Rena Owen, Temura Morrison

    3. Glory - Matt Broderick, Cary Elwes, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman

    4. Three Kings - George Clooney, Ice Cube, Mark Whalberg

    5. Nell - Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson

    6. The Cat's Meow - Kirsten Dundst, Joanna Lumley, Cary Elwes

    7. Gosford Park - Clive Owen, Eileen Atkins, Kelly McDonald, Helen Mirren

    8. The Cotten Club - Richard Gere, Diane Lane, James Remarr

    9. The Safety of Objects - Glenn Close, Patricia Clarkson, Timothy Olyphant, Dermot Mulroney

    10. Black Widow - Debra Winger, Theresa Russell

    11. The Thomas Crown Affair - Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo

    12. Shadow of the Vampire - Willem Defoe, John Malkovich, Cary Elwes

    13. The Handmaids Tale - Natasha Richardson, Robert Duvall, Aiden Quinn, Faye Dunaway

    14. Dangerous Liasons - Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer

    15. The Dead Zone - Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen

    16. Mulholland Drive - Naomi Watts, Lara Elena Harring

    18. The 13th Warrior - Antonio Banderas, Omar Sharrif

    19. The Ballad of Little Jo - Susie Amis, Ian McKellen

    20. Gods and Monsters - Brenden Fraser, Ian McKellen

    21. Mississippi Massala - Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhory, Roshan Seth

    22. Wilde - Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson

    23. Richard the Second - Ian McKellen, Annette Benning, Robert Downey Jr.

    24. The Road to Perdition - Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law

    25. Castaway - Tom Hanks knocks yr socks off

    26. The Whole Lord of the Ring thing.

    p.s. I have noticed that certain actors tend to turn up in really good ensemble acting like Mr. McKellen, Brendan Fraiser, Cary Elwes, Jude Law, Helen Mirren, Natasha Richardson and Annette Bening, Diane Lane.

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  • Tone
    Lv 4
    7 years ago


    The Godfather 1 and 2

    Raging Bull


    The Departed

    Silence of the Lambs

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Cooley High


    The Shining


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  • 7 years ago


    The Godfather Part 2

    Pulp Fiction


    The Departed


    Reservoir Dogs

    The Deer Hunter

    Dog Day Afternoon

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  • Fitz
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Reservoir Dogs

    The Godfather

    The Deer Hunter


    Gangs Of New York


    The Big Lebowski (a comedy maybe, but superb performances)

    O' Brother Where Art Thou (a comedy maybe, but superb performances)

    I Am Sam

    Silence Of The Lambs

    Schindler's List


    Full Metal Jacket

    Apocalypse Now

    Rocky 1 (might be the ONLY time Sly acted well in his life)

    American Beauty



    Source(s): @Jonathan: Oh hell yeah, good one!
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  • Zahur
    Lv 4
    7 years ago


    Harry potter movies

    The wizard of Oz

    The exorcist


    The notebook

    A walk to remember

    Schindler's list

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Breakfast Club

    Girl, Interrupted

    Wizard of Oz

    Scream (Weird, I know. But Drew Barrymore and Skeet Ulrich were amazing.)

    One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest

    Baby Genius


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  • 7 years ago

    One flew over the Cuckoos Nest

    I haven't seen that movie for several years, and when I saw this question that film flew into my head. The acting in it is so brilliant that's its actually distracting. The storyline was freaking brilliant, but the acting was so much better, you enjoyed the acting more than the film.

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  • 7 years ago

    Mission Impossible 4.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Critics were saying for years, Marlon Brando in One-eyed Jacks. Go figure.

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