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Best Classic Drama Movies According to Rotten Tomatoes

By    |   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:49 PM

Classic drama films often create universes with realistic settings or life situations to which the audience can connect. These movies often touch upon universal human emotions and occurrences, which is what makes them so poignant. The very best are heralded in classic drama movie reviews. Rotten Tomatoes, a website created and dedicated to providing film reviews and news, gives films its “TOMATOMETER” rating. The score is declared by the staff, who use the opinions of reviewers everywhere to come up with it.

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The following classic drama movies have received the best reviews from Rotten Tomatoes critics.
Citizen Kane” (1941)
TOMATOMETER: 100 percent
AUDIENCE SCORE: 91 percent
Rated the best drama film, “Citizen Kane” is regarded as an “entertaining, poignant, and inventive in its storytelling, earning its reputation as a landmark achievement in film,” according to the critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
In the film, a reporter is writing a story about the life of a publishing king after he dies. Through clues provided by close friends, family, and associates, he attempts to expose the meaning of his subject’s dying word, “Rosebud.”

All About Eve” (1950)
TOMATOMETER: 100 percent
AUDIENCE SCORE: 95 percent
Called a “Hollywood classic” by the Rotten Tomatoes critics, “All about Eve” is “smart, sophisticated and devastatingly funny.” Showing the snarky relationships of actresses, “All About Eve” is based on a story called “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. The movie plot follows Eve, a conniving and aspiring actress who slowly but surely slithers her way into the lives of personalities at Broadway by manipulating a famous, but aging actress. This classic tale of betrayal and determination also provides multiple comedic moments, which work together to give an insight on show business and its backstage politics.

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The Godfather” (1972)
TOMATOMETER: 99 percent
AUDIENCE SCORE: 98 percent
Rotten Tomatoes critics label “The Godfather” as the greatest critical and commercial success, which got “everything right” and surpassed expectations. They also said, “it established new benchmarks for American cinema.” Vito Corleone, AKA “the Godfather” of the mob, is aging and decides to transfer his empire to a successor. However, a chain of ill-fated events led by revenge, betrayal, impudence and multiple murders start a complete war among all the well-known mafia families. The rampage ends with a new inheritor to the position of “The Godfather.”

The Metropolis” (1927)
TOMATOMETER: 99 percent
AUDIENCE SCORE: 92 percent
Described as “a visually awe-inspiring science fiction classic from the silent era” by the Rotten Tomatoes critics, “Metropolis” also tackles social themes of rebellion, love, and the battle against oppression. This classic science-fiction film takes place in a futuristic, utopian setting. But underneath the beauty, there is an oppressed underclass of workers. When the son of the city’s mastermind delves into the underworld, he falls in love with a worker teacher. This puts him in a situation that leads him to become in opposition to his father.

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