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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 4310
    Down 3023

    often listed
    Pulp Fiction

    1994 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 5432
    Down 1961
    1994 More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 4075
    Down 1849
    1977 More
    84
  5. 5
    Up 4700
    Down 2033

    ranked low on reranks
    Forrest Gump

    1994 More
    81
  6. 6
    Up 3087
    Down 1991

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    77
  7. 7
    Up 4083
    Down 2279
    2008 More
    76
  8. 8
    Up 3106
    Down 1943

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather Part II

    1974 More
    75
  9. 9
    Up 3420
    Down 1962

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fight Club

    1999 More
    68
  10. 10
    Up 3289
    Down 1434

    ranked low on reranks
    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    68
  11. 11
    Up 3519
    Down 1797

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gladiator

    2000 More
    65
  12. 12
    Up 3191
    Down 2341

    often listed
    The Matrix

    1999 More
    64
  13. 13
    Up 2854
    Down 1318
    1981 More
    63
  14. 14
    Up 3185
    Down 1490
    1998 More
    62
  15. 15
    Up 3031
    Down 1488

    ranked low on reranks
    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    61
  16. 16
    Up 2855
    Down 1470
    1980 More
    61
  17. 17
    Up 2126
    Down 1656

    often listed
    Casablanca

    1942 More
    60
  18. 18
    Up 2074
    Down 1212

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

    1975 More
    57
  19. 19
    Up 3018
    Down 1388
    1985 More
    55
  20. 20
    Up 1553
    Down 1649

    often listed &controversial
    Citizen Kane

    1941 More
    54
  21. 21
    Up 3093
    Down 1306
    2003 More
    54
  22. 22
    Up 2913
    Down 1470
    1995 More
    53
  23. 23
    Up 2434
    Down 1125
    2001 More
    53
  24. 24
    Up 1753
    Down 1305
    1979 More
    50
  25. 25
    Up 1575
    Down 1286

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Usual Suspects

    1994 More
    50
  26. 26
    Up 2315
    Down 1811
    2010 More
    50
  27. 27
    Up 1983
    Down 1213

    ranked low on reranks
    Die Hard

    1988 More
    49
  28. 28
    Up 1349
    Down 1230

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    49
  29. 29
    Up 1419
    Down 1305

    often listed
    Taxi Driver

    1976 More
    47
  30. 30
    Up 1809
    Down 1131
    1995 More
    47
  31. 31
    Up 1759
    Down 1125
    1980 More
    46
  32. 32
    Up 1412
    Down 1382

    often listed
    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    46
  33. 33
    Up 2103
    Down 1898

    often listed &controversial
    Titanic

    1997 More
    46
  34. 34
    Up 2069
    Down 1096
    1966 More
    45
  35. 35
    Up 1851
    Down 1195
    1975 More
    45
  36. 36
    Up 1551
    Down 1208

    ranked high on reranks
    The Departed

    2006 More
    44
  37. 37
    Up 1358
    Down 1381
    2007 More
    44
  38. 38
    Up 1450
    Down 1085

    often listed
    Psycho

    1960 More
    44
  39. 39
    Up 1510
    Down 1094

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

    1946 More
    43
  40. 40
    Up 1555
    Down 1922

    often listed &controversial
    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008 More
    43
  41. 41
    Up 1853
    Down 1188

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

    1991 More
    43
  42. 42
    Up 1870
    Down 1099

    ranked low on reranks
    The Terminator

    1984 More
    42
  43. 43
    Up 1715
    Down 886
    2002 More
    42
  44. 44
    Up 1413
    Down 1227

    often listed
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    42
  45. 45
    Up 1686
    Down 966

    ranked low on reranks
    Rocky

    1976 More
    41
  46. 46
    Up 1216
    Down 973

    often listed
    Reservoir Dogs

    1992 More
    41
  47. 47
    Up 1241
    Down 824
    1987 More
    41
  48. 48
    Up 1702
    Down 1033
    1979 More
    41
  49. 49
    Up 1145
    Down 572
    1999 More
    40
  50. 50
    Up 1100
    Down 958

    often listed
    Fargo

    1996 More
    40
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