15. Citizen Kane – Breathtaking Filmmaking
This semi-biographical drama modeled on the life of William Randolph Hearst by one of the greatest moviemakers of all times, Orson Welles, Citizen Kane is a stunning epic laced with mystery, drama, and history. The surprisingly compact plot revolves around a sensational business’ tycoon’s last words before his death and what they might mean—retracing his life, successes, and misdeeds in the process. Citizen Kane made the list (as always) not only because it’s a good movie to watch but also one that teaches the art of great filmmaking. It’s known for its legendary filming techniques and impeccable pacing.