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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
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    Down 3034

    often listed
    Pulp Fiction

    1994 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 5449
    Down 1967
    1994 More
    91
  4. 4
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    Down 1858
    1977 More
    84
  5. 5
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    Down 2037
    1994 More
    81
  6. 6
    Up 3097
    Down 1996
    1990 More
    77
  7. 7
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    Down 2281
    2008 More
    76
  8. 8
    Up 3115
    Down 1950
    1974 More
    75
  9. 9
    Up 3433
    Down 1966
    1999 More
    68
  10. 10
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    Down 1437

    ranked low on reranks
    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    68
  11. 11
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    Down 1805
    2000 More
    66
  12. 12
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    Down 2346

    often listed
    The Matrix

    1999 More
    64
  13. 13
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    1981 More
    63
  14. 14
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    Down 1496
    1998 More
    62
  15. 15
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    1991 More
    62
  16. 16
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    1980 More
    61
  17. 17
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    often listed
    Casablanca

    1942 More
    60
  18. 18
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    Down 1217
    1975 More
    57
  19. 19
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    Down 1392
    1985 More
    55
  20. 20
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    often listed &controversial
    Citizen Kane

    1941 More
    54
  21. 21
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    2003 More
    54
  22. 22
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    Down 1475
    1995 More
    54
  23. 23
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    Down 1128
    2001 More
    53
  24. 24
    Up 1758
    Down 1309
    1979 More
    50
  25. 25
    Up 1579
    Down 1293
    1994 More
    50
  26. 26
    Up 2321
    Down 1814
    2010 More
    50
  27. 27
    Up 1991
    Down 1217

    ranked low on reranks
    Die Hard

    1988 More
    49
  28. 28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    49
  29. 29
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    Down 1310
    1976 More
    47
  30. 30
    Up 1816
    Down 1135
    1995 More
    47
  31. 31
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    1980 More
    46
  32. 32
    Up 1419
    Down 1391

    often listed
    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    46
  33. 33
    Up 2113
    Down 1902

    controversial
    Titanic

    1997 More
    46
  34. 34
    Up 2078
    Down 1099
    1966 More
    46
  35. 35
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    Down 1197
    1975 More
    45
  36. 36
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    2006 More
    44
  37. 37
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    2007 More
    44
  38. 38
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    1960 More
    44
  39. 39
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    Down 1100
    1946 More
    43
  40. 40
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    Down 1931

    often listed &controversial
    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008 More
    43
  41. 41
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    Down 1192
    1991 More
    43
  42. 42
    Up 1878
    Down 1104
    1984 More
    42
  43. 43
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    Down 889
    2002 More
    42
  44. 44
    Up 1415
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    often listed
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    42
  45. 45
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    Down 970
    1976 More
    42
  46. 46
    Up 1220
    Down 980

    often listed
    Reservoir Dogs

    1992 More
    41
  47. 47
    Up 1246
    Down 829
    1987 More
    41
  48. 48
    Up 1708
    Down 1035
    1979 More
    41
  49. 49
    Up 1154
    Down 576
    1999 More
    40
  50. 50
    Up 1105
    Down 961

    often listed
    Fargo

    1996 More
    40
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