Neil Breen’s New Fantasy Movie Is Now IMDB’s Top Rated Title, Beating Shawshank

Neil Breen's Cade - The Tortured Crossing is the best film on IMDB, rated higher than The Shawshank Redemption, Citizen Kane, and Casablanca.

By Jonathan Klotz | Updated

In the pantheon of the greatest films of all time stand the likes of The Shawshank Redemption, Citizen Kane, The Godfather, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but above all of them, according to IMDB‘s ratings, is Cade – The Tortured Crossing. Former Las Vegas architect Neil Breen and a one-time speaker at MENSA is a one-man hit factory, but his latest film has reached the loftiest heights of movie history, blowing past all of the films made by James Cameron, Steven Speilberg, and Martin Scorsese. At this moment in time, Cade – The Tortured Crossing is the greatest film ever made.

Small correction thanks to the legendary filmmaker’s own Twitter account, “the award-winning Best Fantasy Feature Film” Cade – The Tortured Crossing is the greatest film ever made. While The Shawshank Redemption is about one man’s struggle to maintain hope in a horrible prison, Breen’s film is about a man, Cade Altair, that restores a mental asylum and trains the patients to fight for justice. Right away, one of the films sounds more exciting, and if you can say anything about Cade – The Tortured Crossing, every frame of the film is exciting.

The Shawshank Redemption may be praised for its performances, featuring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, and Bob Gunton, but its 9.2 IMDB rating pales next to the one-man show of Cade – The Tortured Crossing. Not only did Neil Breen write, direct, produce, and edit his award-winning film, but he also stars as Cade Altair. Did Frank Darabont star in that other movie, and did Stephen King do anything but write the short story it’s based on? No, they don’t work as hard as Neil Breen.

Neil Breen is a once-in-a-lifetime talent with an eye for the camera like no other. Few creative minds dare to pursue their vision; even fewer have the guts to take their mental image of the perfect film and put it directly onto the screen. Breen, all joking aside, is to be praised for his courage in sharing his vision with the world.

Neil Breen in Cade – The Tortured Crossing

While yes, it’s absurd that Cade – The Tortured Crossing is rated above The Shawshank Redemption and a full point above Citizen Kane, the film should have earned a perfect 10/10 score. No other film this year will post such an amazing rate of return as Breen’s latest movie, made on a realistic budget and with special effects that don’t torture VFX artists like Marvel‘s blockbusters, but alas, the greatest living filmmaker will not get the credit that he deserves.

What other writer/director will host a Q&A for over an hour, answering every audience question, after premiering his film to a standing ovation from the general public and not just industry insiders? Sure, Kevin Smith tries, but Breen will answer more than one question over 60 minutes of pure bliss as he shares his insight, wisdom, and directing techniques.

Our Best Classic Movies list needs to get ready to expand by one to properly honor Cade – The Tortured Crossing, which features better greenscreen special effects than Casablanca and choreography that can be compared to Singing in the Rain if you want to start a fistfight in USC’s film school. For now, recognize we live in the best possible timeline when someone that loves movies can bring their creation to life and share it with the world. We should all strive to live like Neil Breen.