20 Top-Tier Facts About Some of the Best Movies Ever Made

20 Top-Tier Facts About Some of the Best Movies Ever Made

We love classic movies, like Bring It On and Face-Off. Alright, we mean really classic movies, like The Dark Knight and Parasite. OK, OK, we're just gonna come out of the closet and say we love really, really classic movies. We mean movies like, drum roll please, Citizen Kane. It is the Citizen Kane of movies, if you will, which is absolutely a joke we were going to make. It is the Citizen Kane of jokes about Citizen Kane, after all.

In this Pictofact, we discuss the true classics, some of the best, most well-regarded movies ever made. And don't get us wrong, we'd love for Bring It On to finally get the respect we all know it deserves, it's just that here we're talking about the sort of movies your film buff friend tells you you should watch while you're praising the Snyder cut off as a “masterpiece.” OK, not you you. We know no Cracked reader would ever say that, but you get it. Trashing Zack Snyder movies is the Citizen Kane of talking about awful movies, after all.

Marlon Brando in 'The Godfather'

Best Movies Ever The Godfather Marlon Brando wouldn't learn his lines. A man of Brando's legendary talent could take some liberties, like having his lines all over the set instead of committing them to memory. Just look at Robert Duvall acting as a living cheat sheet for him. CRACKED.COM


Al Pacino in 'The Godfather'

Best Movies Ever The Godfather The movie turned Al Pacino into an A-lister. Pacino got paid $35,000 for The Godfather, but by the time the sequel came out just two years later, he commanded a salary of $600,000 to reprise the role of Michael Corleone. CRACKED.COM

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Best Movies Ever One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest The movie exists because of Kirk Douglas. Douglas bought the novel's rights before it was even published, and played McMurphy in a stage version. The movie, however, took so long that he aged out of the role, so he gave the rights to his son Michael. CRACKED.COM

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12 Angry Men

Best Movies Ever 12 Angry Men Henry Fonda was never paid. The movie got great reviews but never turned a profit, so the lead actor didn't get his salary (along with writer Reginald Rose). Fonda was still happy with to be in the movie, though. ARK CRACKED.COM

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