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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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pulp Fiction

    1994 More
    94
  3. 3
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994 More
    91
  4. 4
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    1977 More
    85
  5. 5
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    1994 More
    81
  6. 6
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    2008 More
    78
  7. 7
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    1990 More
    77
  8. 8
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    1974 More
    76
  9. 9
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    1999 More
    69
  10. 10
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    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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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix

    1999 More
    65
  13. 13
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    1981 More
    64
  14. 14
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    1980 More
    63
  15. 15
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    1998 More
    62
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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
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    1975 More
    58
  20. 20
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    1985 More
    57
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    Citizen Kane

    1941 More
    57
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    2001 More
    55
  23. 23
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    1995 More
    55
  24. 24
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    1979 More
    53
  25. 25
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    2010 More
    51
  26. 26
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    1988 More
    50
  27. 27
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    1994 More
    50
  28. 28
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    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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    1980 More
    48
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    often listed
    Titanic

    1997 More
    48
  32. 32
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    1966 More
    47
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    1975 More
    47
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    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    46
  35. 35
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    1976 More
    46
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    1960 More
    46
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    2006 More
    45
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    1991 More
    45
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    1984 More
    45
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    2002 More
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    1946 More
    44
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    1976 More
    44
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    2007 More
    43
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    1987 More
    43
  45. 45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008 More
    43
  46. 46
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    1992 More
    42
  47. 47
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    1999 More
    42
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    often listed
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    42
  49. 49
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    1979 More
    42
  50. 50
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    often listed
    Fargo

    1996 More
    41
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