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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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      The Godfather

      1972 More
      100
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      Pulp Fiction

      1994 More
      94
    3. 3
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      The Shawshank Redemption

      1994 More
      91
    4. 4
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      1977 More
      84
    5. 5
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      1994 More
      82
    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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      Schindler's List

      1993 More
      67
    11. 11
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      2000 More
      66
    12. 12
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      The Matrix

      1999 More
      65
    13. 13
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      1981 More
      65
    14. 14
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      1980 More
      63
    15. 15
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      1998 More
      62
    16. 16
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      Casablanca

      1942 More
      61
    17. 17
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      1991 More
      61
    18. 18
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      1975 More
      57
    19. 19
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      2003 More
      57
    20. 20
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      1985 More
      57
    21. 21
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      Citizen Kane

      1941 More
      55
    22. 22
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      1995 More
      54
    23. 23
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      2001 More
      54
    24. 24
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      1979 More
      52
    25. 25
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      2010 More
      51
    26. 26
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      1994 More
      50
    27. 27
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      A Clockwork Orange

      1971 More
      50
    28. 28
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      Die Hard

      1988 More
      49
    29. 29
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      Seven

      1995 More
      47
    30. 30
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      Titanic

      1997 More
      47
    31. 31
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      1980 More
      47
    32. 32
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      Taxi Driver

      1976 More
      46
    33. 33
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      The Big Lebowski

      1998 More
      46
    34. 34
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      1975 More
      46
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      1966 More
      46
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      1960 More
      45
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      2006 More
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      2007 More
      44
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      1946 More
      44
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      1991 More
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      2002 More
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      1976 More
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      Slumdog Millionaire

      2008 More
      43
    44. 44
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      1984 More
      43
    45. 45
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      Reservoir Dogs

      1992 More
      43
    46. 46
      Up 1452
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      1987 More
      42
    47. 47
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      1979 More
      42
    48. 48
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      Blade Runner

      1982 More
      41
    49. 49
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      1999 More
      41
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      Fargo

      1996 More
      40
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