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 films are the best 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 greatest actors of all time.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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  2. 2
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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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  3. 3
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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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  6. 6
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    Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman

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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto

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    Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Frank Welker

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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Alan Ladd

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

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    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Bill Paxton

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

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    Julianne Moore, Tara Reid, Jeff Bridges

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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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