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The Best Movies of All Time

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The best movies of all time, ranked by movie experts and film fans alike. What are the greatest movies of all time? This list of the top films ever made was created by taking best movie suggestions from Ranker users and letting them vote to determine which are the top films ever made.

So, what are the best movies of all time? The list includes a wide range of films, from art house European cinema to top action films and blockbusters to established, highly-regarded classics of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The entries span many genres and include some of the greatest movie villains created by the best writers and top film directors in the industry. Included are movies that were recognized in their own time - including a number of Academy Award recipients and even Best Picture selections - as well as cult movies or sleeper hits that took time to find an audience. "Shawshank Redemption," for example, was not highly regarded or popular in theaters when it first opened, but has since risen to the top of many best movie lists.

If your favorite movies still aren't included with this group of the Best Movies of All Time, add them by clicking "rerank" below to make your own list. Or just vote for the titles below that are most worthy of the title of the Greatest Movie Ever. Also check out Ranker's lists of the best movies of 2013 and the greatest actors of all time.

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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 4311
    Down 3027

    often listed
    Pulp Fiction

    1994 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 5435
    Down 1965
    1994 More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 4078
    Down 1851
    1977 More
    84
  5. 5
    Up 4704
    Down 2035

    ranked low on reranks
    Forrest Gump

    1994 More
    81
  6. 6
    Up 3091
    Down 1994

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    77
  7. 7
    Up 4090
    Down 2280
    2008 More
    76
  8. 8
    Up 3110
    Down 1946

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather Part II

    1974 More
    75
  9. 9
    Up 3425
    Down 1964

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fight Club

    1999 More
    68
  10. 10
    Up 3293
    Down 1437

    ranked low on reranks
    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    68
  11. 11
    Up 3523
    Down 1801

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gladiator

    2000 More
    66
  12. 12
    Up 3195
    Down 2344

    often listed
    The Matrix

    1999 More
    64
  13. 13
    Up 2859
    Down 1319
    1981 More
    63
  14. 14
    Up 3190
    Down 1494
    1998 More
    62
  15. 15
    Up 3034
    Down 1491

    ranked low on reranks
    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    62
  16. 16
    Up 2859
    Down 1471
    1980 More
    61
  17. 17
    Up 2127
    Down 1659

    often listed
    Casablanca

    1942 More
    60
  18. 18
    Up 2074
    Down 1216

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975 More
    57
  19. 19
    Up 3023
    Down 1390
    1985 More
    55
  20. 20
    Up 1553
    Down 1653

    often listed &controversial
    Citizen Kane

    1941 More
    54
  21. 21
    Up 3095
    Down 1308
    2003 More
    54
  22. 22
    Up 2915
    Down 1474
    1995 More
    54
  23. 23
    Up 2438
    Down 1127
    2001 More
    53
  24. 24
    Up 1755
    Down 1307
    1979 More
    50
  25. 25
    Up 1577
    Down 1290

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Usual Suspects

    1994 More
    50
  26. 26
    Up 2318
    Down 1813
    2010 More
    50
  27. 27
    Up 1987
    Down 1216

    ranked low on reranks
    Die Hard

    1988 More
    49
  28. 28
    Up 1351
    Down 1235

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    49
  29. 29
    Up 1419
    Down 1309

    often listed
    Taxi Driver

    1976 More
    47
  30. 30
    Up 1814
    Down 1134
    1995 More
    47
  31. 31
    Up 1765
    Down 1126
    1980 More
    46
  32. 32
    Up 1413
    Down 1387

    often listed
    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    46
  33. 33
    Up 2108
    Down 1902

    often listed &controversial
    Titanic

    1997 More
    46
  34. 34
    Up 2074
    Down 1099
    1966 More
    46
  35. 35
    Up 1855
    Down 1197
    1975 More
    45
  36. 36
    Up 1554
    Down 1211

    ranked high on reranks
    The Departed

    2006 More
    44
  37. 37
    Up 1359
    Down 1385
    2007 More
    44
  38. 38
    Up 1453
    Down 1087

    often listed
    Psycho

    1960 More
    44
  39. 39
    Up 1511
    Down 1099

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946 More
    43
  40. 40
    Up 1556
    Down 1928

    often listed &controversial
    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008 More
    43
  41. 41
    Up 1858
    Down 1189

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991 More
    43
  42. 42
    Up 1875
    Down 1101

    ranked low on reranks
    The Terminator

    1984 More
    42
  43. 43
    Up 1719
    Down 888
    2002 More
    42
  44. 44
    Up 1414
    Down 1232

    often listed
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    42
  45. 45
    Up 1688
    Down 969

    ranked low on reranks
    Rocky

    1976 More
    42
  46. 46
    Up 1217
    Down 977

    often listed
    Reservoir Dogs

    1992 More
    41
  47. 47
    Up 1244
    Down 827
    1987 More
    41
  48. 48
    Up 1706
    Down 1035
    1979 More
    41
  49. 49
    Up 1149
    Down 574
    1999 More
    40
  50. 50
    Up 1101
    Down 961

    often listed
    Fargo

    1996 More
    40
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