30 Movies With a 100 Percent Score on Rotten Tomatoes

Movie reviews are as influential as word of mouth recommendations when it comes to deciding which film to watch next.

One of the web's most popular sites for providing movie ratings is Rotten Tomatoes, which aggregates a percentage score for each particular movie, based on its Fresh versus Rotten review calculator.

However, due to the relative ease of a movie receiving a 100 percent rating after a few reviews, each film listed here has a minimum of 40 ratings, meaning every flick is also Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Here are 30 films that hold a prestigious 100 percent rating.

3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets

2015 ‧ Documentary/Drama ‧ 1h 38m

3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets
Ron Davis and Lucy McBath pose for a photo before the 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets screening during MegaFest on August 21, 2015 in Dallas, Texas Getty Images/Cooper Neill

This hard-hitting documentary investigates the fatal shooting of black teenager Jordan Davis in Florida.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets tells a gut-wrenching story in overall gripping fashion—and wisely underplays its outrage, letting the details speak for themselves."

12 Angry Men

1957 ‧ Drama/Legal drama ‧ 1h 36m

12 Angry Men
A poster for Sidney Lumet's 1957 drama 12 Angry Men starring Henry Fonda Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images

The famous American courtroom drama focuses on a jury deliberating during a U.S. homicide trial.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Sidney Lumet's feature debut is a superbly written, dramatically effective courtroom thriller that rightfully stands as a modern classic".

The 400 Blows

1959 ‧ Drama/à clef ‧ 1h 39m

The 400 Blows
Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud) returning a stolen typewriter in The 400 Blows John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Getty Images

A young boy's adventures mirror the autobiography of movie director Francois Truffaut's early life.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "A seminal French New Wave film that offers an honest, sympathetic, and wholly heartbreaking observation of adolescence without trite nostalgia."

The Adventures of Robin Hood

1938 ‧ Adventure ‧ 1h 39m

The Adventures Of Robin Hood
A poster for the US release the 1938 historical adventure film The Adventures Of Robin Hood, directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley. The film stars Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images

When Richard the Lionheart is captured, his scheming brother Prince John attempts to reach the throne, only to be thwarted by Robin Hood.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Errol Flynn thrills as the legendary title character, and the film embodies the type of imaginative family adventure tailor-made for the silver screen."

Afghan Star

2009 ‧ Documentary/Music ‧ 1h 28m

Afghan Star
Host of Afghan Star Daoud accepts World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary at the Awards Night Ceremony during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival at Racquet Club Theatre on January 24, 2009 in Park City, Utah Jemal Countess/WireImage/Getty Images

The early days of pop culture in war-torn Afghanistan is explored through the eyes of four musical artists.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "An enlightening and sobering documentary on Afghanistan's very own X-Factor."

The Age of Shadows

2016 ‧ Action/Thriller ‧ 2h 20m

The Age of Shadows
The Age of Shadows is a South Korean period piece Warner Bros. Korea Inc., Dark Circle Pictures

This South Korean period piece narrates the tale of resistance fighters attempting to destroy areas controlled by the Japanese army.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "The Age of Shadows justifies its imposing length with a richly detailed period drama whose sprawling size is matched by strong acting, impressive craft, and narrative depth."

Anatomy of a Murder

1959 ‧ Mystery/Crime ‧ 2h 41m

Anatomy of a Murder
A poster designed by Saul Bass for Otto Preminger's 1959 drama Anatomy of a Murder Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images

James Stewart plays a semi-retired lawyer who accepts the case of a man who murdered a local innkeeper.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "One of cinema's greatest courtroom dramas, Anatomy of a Murder is tense, thought-provoking, and brilliantly acted, with great performances from James Stewart and George C. Scott."

Still Walking

2008 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 55m

Still Walking
Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda poses backstage with the Best Director award for his work in Still Walking during the Asian Film Awards 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 23, 2009 in Hong Kong Victor Fraile/Getty Images

After a couple's eldest son drowns while saving a stranger's life, a family welcome their surviving children returning home.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Hirokazu Kore-eda's film may seem modest at first, but this family drama casts a delicate, entrancing spell."

Au Hasard Balthazar

1966 ‧ Drama/Crime ‧ 1h 36m

Robert Bresson
French film director Robert Bresson arrives 1966 in Venice for the film festival. AFP/Getty Images

A donkey is passed from owner to owner, many of whom treat him poorly in this iconic movie from revered French filmmaker Robert Bresson.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Au Hasard Balthazar uses one animal's lifelong journey to trace a soberly compelling—and ultimately heartbreaking—outline of the human experience."

Battleship Potemkin

1926 ‧ Drama/Silent ‧ 1h 22m

Battleship Potemkin
A Polish poster for the 1925 Soviet silent film Battleship Potemkin (here titled 'Pancernik Potiomkin'), directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images

This Soviet silent movie depicts a dramatized version of the mutiny of the crew that occurred on the Russian battleship in 1905.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "A technical masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin is Soviet cinema at its finest, and its montage editing techniques remain influential to this day."

Before Sunrise

1995 ‧ Romance/Indie film ‧ 1h 45m

Before Sunrise
Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke enjoying each others company in a scene from the film Before Sunrise, 1995 Castle Rock Entertainment/Getty Images

An American man meets a French woman while holidaying in Europe and the pair decide to enjoy his few remaining hours in the country together.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Thought-provoking and beautifully filmed, Before Sunrise is an intelligent, unabashedly romantic look at modern love, led by marvelously natural performances from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy."

Cool Hand Luke

1967 ‧ Drama/Crime ‧ 2h 7m

Cool Hand Luke
Paul Newman in a scene from the film Cool Hand Luke, 1967 Warner Brothers/Getty Images

A group of prison guards devise an ingenious plan to catch a charismatic expert jailbreaker.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Though hampered by Stuart Rosenberg's direction, Cool Hand Luke is held aloft by a stellar script and one of Paul Newman's most indelible performances."

Coup 53

2019 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 59m

Coup 53
Iranian director Taghi Amirani (L) and US editor Walter Murch of the film Coup 53, pose in London on October 4, 2019 Getty Images

This narrates the incredible story about the CIA/MI6 staged coup in Iran that overthrew the country's Prime Minister.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Rife with the political intrigue promised by its title, Coup 53 is a spellbinding documentary with the heart of a thriller."

Dawson City: Frozen Time

2016 ‧ Documentary/History ‧ 2 hours

Dawson City: Frozen Time
Director Bill Morrison attends a photocall for Dawson City: Frozen Time during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Casino on September 5, 2016 in Venice, Italy Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

533 reels of film were discovered in Dawson City and this documentary reveals what the archived treasure trove unearthed.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Dawson City: Frozen Time takes a patient look at the past through long-lost film footage that reveals much more than glimpses at life through the camera's lens."

Deliver Us from Evil

2006 ‧ Documentary/Crime ‧ 1h 41m

Deliver Us From Evil
Phil Raskind and Amy Berg, director during Deliver Us From Evil Private Screening Hosted by Catherine Keener at The Endeavor Screening Room in Los Angeles, California J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE/Getty Images

This movie relays the shocking tale of convicted pedophile Oliver Grady as a priest in northern California, molested local children, reportedly with the knowledge of his superiors.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Deliver Us From Evil is a superb documentary and a searing look at an institution protecting its leaders at the expense of its followers.

"A profoundly disturbing chronicle of a wolf in sheep's clothing, the film builds a clear-eyed case against pedophile priest Oliver O'Grady, and the Catholic bureaucracy that protected him.

"The recollections of O'Grady's victims are nothing short of shocking and heartbreaking."

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

2010 ‧ Documentary/Musical ‧ 1h 47m

Everyday Sunshine
Musicians Christopher Dowd and Norwood Fisher of Fishbone speak onstage during the "Everyday Sunshine" Q&A during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas at LA Live Downtown on June 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California Getty Images

The legendary all-black rock band Fishbone's story is chronicled as they transform to become one of America's great pioneering groups.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone is an entertaining, heartwarming, and balanced documentary about the influential Los Angeles band."

Fireworks Wednesday

2006 ‧ Drama/Mystery ‧ 1h 44m

Fireworks Wednesday is a member of Rotten Tomatoes' 100% club Boshra Films Grasshopper Film

A housewife sends her housekeeper to enjoy free services at a local salon on the proviso she confirms suspicions her husband is having an affair.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Well-written and powerfully acted, Fireworks Wednesday gives audiences an early, assured glimpse of writer-director Asghar Farhadi's emerging talent."


1931 ‧ Horror/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 11m

A poster for James Whale's 1931 horror film Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images

A scientist decides to build a living being from body parts, before realising he has created a monster.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Still unnerving to this day, Frankenstein adroitly explores the fine line between genius and madness, and features Boris Karloff's legendary, frightening performance as the monster."

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

2014 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 56m

Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem
Andrew Barker attends the 2014 Variety Screening Series - Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem Screening at ArcLight Hollywood on October 27, 2014 in Hollywood Jason Kempin/Getty Images

An Israeli woman begins an epic battle to obtain a divorce from her religious husband.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "On paper, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem might seem less than thrilling, but on the screen, it delivers two hours of nonstop, tightly wound, brilliantly acted drama."

The Gold Rush

1925 ‧ Comedy/Silent ‧ 1h 52m

The Gold Rush
Charlie Chaplin in the Shoe-Eating Scene from The Gold Rush Getty Images

A prospector and a gold seeker take shelter together in a cabin during a snow storm.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "A delightful blend of slapstick humor, poignant emotion, and social commentary, The Gold Rush encapsulates [Charlie] Chaplin's strengths as a writer, director, and star."

The Grapes of Wrath

1940 ‧ Drama/Social problem ‧ 2h 9m

The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Fonda as Tom Joad inThe Grapes of Wrath motion picture, 1940 Getty Images

A desperate family set off to search for a better life in California and meet dozens of others on the long road westwards.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "A potent drama that is as socially important today as when it was made, The Grapes of Wrath is affecting, moving, and deservedly considered an American classic."


2019 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 27m

(L-R) Macedonian film editor Atanas Georgiev, Macedonian director Tamara Kotevska and Macedonian director Ljubo Stefanov nominees for Honeyland attend the Oscar Week: Documentary at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in Beverly Hills, California, on February 4, 2020 VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

A woman harnesses ancient beekeeping traditions to harvest honey in the North Macedonian countryside.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Honeyland uses life in a remote village to offer an eye-opening perspective on experiences that should resonate even for audiences halfway around the world."

Ilo Ilo

2013 ‧ Drama/Family ‧ 1h 39m

Ilo Ilo
Director Anthony Chen poses after receiving the Camera d'Or for Ilo Ilo at the photocall for award winners during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2013 in Cannes Venturelli/WireImage/Getty Images

A couple employs a Filipino live-in maid for household chores and to help look after their child.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Quietly compassionate and rich in detail, Ilo Ilo is a strikingly mature debut from writer-director Anthony Chen."

Kind Hearts and Coronets

1949 ‧ Comedy/Dark comedy ‧ 1h 46m

Kind Hearts and Coronets
Actresses Valerie Hobson and Joan Greenwood feature on a poster for the movie Kind Hearts and Coronets, 1949 Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images

A becomes estranged from his aristocratic family after he runs away with an opera singer, triggering an act of revenge.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Performed with chameleonic brio by Alec Guinness, Kind Hearts and Coronets is a triumphant farce."

The Last Picture Show

1971 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 58m

The Last Picture Show
Promotional poster for the film, The Last Picture Show, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, 1971 Columbia Pictures/Getty Images

A trio of school friends in a Texas town learns about love and life as graduation approaches.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Making excellent use of its period and setting, Peter Bogdanovich's small-town coming-of-age story is a sad but moving classic filled with impressive performances."

Last Train Home

2009 ‧ Documentary/Drama ‧ 1h 27m

Last Train Home
Last Train Home has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes EyeSteelFilm

A husband and wife join the millions of others in China returning home from their city of employment to their home village.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Last Train Home is a haunting, vivid documentary exploring the human toll of China's economic boom in intimate, unforgettable detail."


1944 ‧ Noir/Mystery ‧ 1h 28m

Laura is a 1944 American film noir Otto Preminger/20th Century Fox

A Manhattan detective investigates the murder of a wealthy advertising executive.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "A psychologically complex portrait of obsession, Laura is also a deliciously well-crafted murder mystery."

Leave No Trace

2018 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 59m

Leave No Trace
Actress Thomasin McKenzie from 'Leave No Trace' attends The Hollywood Reporter 2018 Sundance Studio At Sky Strada, Park City during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Uta Getty Images/John Parr

A father and his teenage daughter live a peaceful life in the American backwoods until an event changes everything.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Leave No Trace takes an effectively low-key approach to a potentially sensationalistic story—and further benefits from brilliant work by Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie."


1931 ‧ Thriller/Crime ‧ 1h 58m

M is a 1931 German thriller movie directed by Fritz Lang Vereinigte Star-Film GmbH

A serial killer who preys on children becomes the object of an intense police manhunt in Berlin.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "A landmark psychological thriller with arresting images, deep thoughts on modern society, and Peter Lorre in his finest performance."

The Maltese Falcon

1941 ‧ Noir/Crime ‧ 1h 41m

The Maltese Falcon
American actor Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Samuel Spade in a publicity still for the film The Maltese Falcon, 1941 Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

A detective finds himself stalked by several criminals as he searches for a mysterious statuette.

Rotten Tomatoes' critics' consensus states: "Suspenseful, labyrinthine, and brilliantly cast, The Maltese Falcon is one of the most influential noirs -- as well as a showcase for Humphrey Bogart at his finest."