The Best Movies of All Time Films
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The Best Movies of All Time

List Criteria: The greatest films ever made...

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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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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 3448

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pulp Fiction

    1994 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 6329
    Down 2237

    ranked low on reranks
    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994 More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 4587
    Down 2228
    1977 More
    85
  5. 5
    Up 5460
    Down 2333
    1994 More
    81
  6. 6
    Up 4723
    Down 2629
    2008 More
    78
  7. 7
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    Down 2259
    1990 More
    77
  8. 8
    Up 3612
    Down 2193
    1974 More
    76
  9. 9
    Up 3924
    Down 2303
    1999 More
    69
  10. 10
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    Down 1641

    ranked low on reranks
    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    67
  11. 11
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    2000 More
    65
  12. 12
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    Down 2666

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix

    1999 More
    65
  13. 13
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    1981 More
    64
  14. 14
    Up 3313
    Down 1727
    1980 More
    63
  15. 15
    Up 3710
    Down 1692
    1998 More
    62
  16. 16
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    often listed
    Casablanca

    1942 More
    62
  17. 17
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    1991 More
    60
  18. 18
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    2003 More
    58
  19. 19
    Up 2542
    Down 1393
    1975 More
    58
  20. 20
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    often listed
    Citizen Kane

    1941 More
    57
  21. 21
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    1985 More
    57
  22. 22
    Up 279
    Down 118
    2001 More
    55
  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    Braveheart

    1995 More
    55
  24. 24
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    Down 1500
    1979 More
    53
  25. 25
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    2010 More
    51
  26. 26
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    Down 1426
    1988 More
    50
  27. 27
    Up 1886
    Down 1491
    1994 More
    50
  28. 28
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    Down 1499

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    49
  29. 29
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    1995 More
    48
  30. 30
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    Down 1316
    1980 More
    48
  31. 31
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    often listed
    Titanic

    1997 More
    48
  32. 32
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    Down 1234
    1966 More
    47
  33. 33
    Up 2258
    Down 1351
    1975 More
    47
  34. 34
    Up 1666
    Down 1627

    often listed
    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    46
  35. 35
    Up 1693
    Down 1515
    1976 More
    46
  36. 36
    Up 1801
    Down 1239
    1960 More
    46
  37. 37
    Up 1863
    Down 1419
    2006 More
    45
  38. 38
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    Down 1396
    1991 More
    45
  39. 39
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    1984 More
    45
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    2002 More
    44
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    1946 More
    44
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    2007 More
    44
  43. 43
    Up 2048
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    1976 More
    44
  44. 44
    Up 1558
    Down 960
    1987 More
    43
  45. 45
    Up 1773
    Down 2217

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008 More
    43
  46. 46
    Up 1501
    Down 1145
    1992 More
    42
  47. 47
    Up 1567
    Down 728
    1999 More
    42
  48. 48
    Up 1667
    Down 1419

    often listed
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    42
  49. 49
    Up 2028
    Down 1172
    1979 More
    42
  50. 50
    Up 1427
    Down 1142
    1996 More
    41
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