One of the best films of all time - an absolute stunner that will leave you in the doldrums: stream now!

  • Published: 2023/05/04 17:30

    Author: Björn Becher


There is no such thing as an objective list of the greatest films of all time, of course, but for many film fans, the IMDb Top 250 comes pretty close to such an idea. After all, it is probably the largest list of best films on the Internet (and therefore in general), created by the ratings of several million users. The average rating of the drama "The Condemned" is determined from over 2.7 million votes. But in addition to classics such as "The Godfather" and "Two Glorious Scoundrels" and celebrated films from the recent past such as "Top Gun: Maverick" and "Interstellar" there are also insider tips in the list - for example "Capernaum - City of Hope" at number 88 , which ran in German cinemas in 2019. This puts the outstanding drama right ahead of classics like "Star Wars: Episode VI" and "2001". One reason to recommend the film as a streaming tip. Currently, "Capernaum - City of Hope" can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video via the Arthouse channel, which Prime customers can test free of charge. Alternatively, you can also rent or buy it from Prime Video. Director Nadine Labaki tells the story of imprisoned 12-year-old Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) who is suing his parents. His accusation: You brought him into the world. His request: the parents should be forbidden to father more children. To justify his case, Zain tells the story of his life and suffering... In order to be able to do "Capernaum", Nadine Labaki risked a lot. She and her husband even risked their house in order to be able to finance the film, shot with amateur actors in slums and were rewarded. The film was a great success worldwide, grossing almost 65 million dollars, making it the most successful film in cinema history from the Arabic-speaking world. Above all, "Capernaum" should not leave most people cold - quite the opposite. The partly documentary-style drama has such an emotional power that many viewers will be exhausted afterwards. Above all, the outstanding Zain Al Rafeea touches you with his game so much that it tears your heart, whereby a pinch of humor should not be missing in some moments. The camera work of the German-Lebanese Christopher Aoun, who deservedly received the German Camera Award, is also outstanding. And did we mention that "Capernaum" has the best acting performance by a baby? You may not think so, but you will definitely sign after the film. Hence our tip: Watch “Capernaum – City of Hope”! You are not only seeing one of the best films of all time according to the IMDb Top 250, but above all a thrilling and enthralling jewel! *The link to the Amazon offer is a so-called affiliate link. If you make a purchase through this link, we will receive a commission.