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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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 4298
    Down 3018

    often listed
    Pulp Fiction

    1994 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 5418
    Down 1955
    1994 More
    92
  4. 4
    Up 4072
    Down 1839
    1977 More
    84
  5. 5
    Up 4689
    Down 2026

    ranked low on reranks
    Forrest Gump

    1994 More
    81
  6. 6
    Up 3077
    Down 1987

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Goodfellas

    1990 More
    77
  7. 7
    Up 4074
    Down 2273
    2008 More
    76
  8. 8
    Up 3099
    Down 1936

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather Part II

    1974 More
    75
  9. 9
    Up 3415
    Down 1952

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fight Club

    1999 More
    68
  10. 10
    Up 3286
    Down 1425

    ranked low on reranks
    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    68
  11. 11
    Up 3513
    Down 1789

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gladiator

    2000 More
    66
  12. 12
    Up 3182
    Down 2334

    often listed
    The Matrix

    1999 More
    64
  13. 13
    Up 2851
    Down 1311
    1981 More
    64
  14. 14
    Up 3182
    Down 1481
    1998 More
    62
  15. 15
    Up 3025
    Down 1481

    ranked low on reranks
    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    62
  16. 16
    Up 2854
    Down 1459

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    1980 More
    61
  17. 17
    Up 2122
    Down 1649

    often listed
    Casablanca

    1942 More
    60
  18. 18
    Up 2063
    Down 1210

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

    1975 More
    57
  19. 19
    Up 3012
    Down 1380

    ranked low on reranks
    Back to the Future

    1985 More
    55
  20. 20
    Up 3088
    Down 1300
    2003 More
    55
  21. 21
    Up 1549
    Down 1642

    often listed &controversial
    Citizen Kane

    1941 More
    54
  22. 22
    Up 2907
    Down 1467
    1995 More
    54
  23. 23
    Up 2430
    Down 1119
    2001 More
    53
  24. 24
    Up 1747
    Down 1300
    1979 More
    50
  25. 25
    Up 1571
    Down 1281

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Usual Suspects

    1994 More
    50
  26. 26
    Up 2315
    Down 1802
    2010 More
    50
  27. 27
    Up 1978
    Down 1208

    ranked low on reranks
    Die Hard

    1988 More
    49
  28. 28
    Up 1345
    Down 1226

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    49
  29. 29
    Up 1805
    Down 1125

    ranked low on reranks
    Seven

    1995 More
    47
  30. 30
    Up 1414
    Down 1302

    often listed
    Taxi Driver

    1976 More
    47
  31. 31
    Up 1753
    Down 1120
    1980 More
    46
  32. 32
    Up 1407
    Down 1379

    often listed
    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    46
  33. 33
    Up 2099
    Down 1894

    often listed
    Titanic

    1997 More
    46
  34. 34
    Up 2065
    Down 1093
    1966 More
    46
  35. 35
    Up 1846
    Down 1192
    1975 More
    45
  36. 36
    Up 1548
    Down 1204

    ranked high on reranks
    The Departed

    2006 More
    44
  37. 37
    Up 1355
    Down 1377
    2007 More
    44
  38. 38
    Up 1446
    Down 1081

    often listed
    Psycho

    1960 More
    44
  39. 39
    Up 1507
    Down 1090

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

    1946 More
    43
  40. 40
    Up 1554
    Down 1917

    often listed &controversial
    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008 More
    43
  41. 41
    Up 1848
    Down 1184

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

    1991 More
    43
  42. 42
    Up 1711
    Down 881
    2002 More
    42
  43. 43
    Up 1862
    Down 1097

    ranked low on reranks
    The Terminator

    1984 More
    42
  44. 44
    Up 1410
    Down 1222

    often listed
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    42
  45. 45
    Up 1681
    Down 963

    ranked low on reranks
    Rocky

    1976 More
    42
  46. 46
    Up 1211
    Down 970

    often listed
    Reservoir Dogs

    1992 More
    41
  47. 47
    Up 1236
    Down 822
    1987 More
    41
  48. 48
    Up 1697
    Down 1031
    1979 More
    41
  49. 49
    Up 1141
    Down 570
    1999 More
    40
  50. 50
    Up 1097
    Down 953

    often listed
    Fargo

    1996 More
    40
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