The 50 Greatest Movies Ever Made

Ranking half a century of the finest films in cinematic history

25. Gone with the Wind (1939)

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It may have been generating a lot of controversy recently, and the movie is very much a product of the time period it was made, but Victor Fleming’s Golden Age epic will always remain a cinematic milestone. Lavish, sweeping and epic are just three of the superlatives that fail to the scale of the story justice, the sprawling Civil War remains the highest-grossing movie in history when adjusted for inflation.

A critical, commercial and awards season juggernaut, despite facing modern day backlash Gone with the Wind still has a legacy that looms large over the industry.