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 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 Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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  2. 2
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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  3. 3
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    ranked low on reranks Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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  4. 4
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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  5. 5
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    ranked low on reranks 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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  7. 7
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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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  8. 8
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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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  9. 9
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    ranked low on reranks Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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  10. 10
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    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto

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  11. 11
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    often listed Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

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  12. 12
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    ranked low on reranks Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Frank Welker

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  13. 13
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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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  14. 14
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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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  16. 16
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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  18. 18
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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  19. 19
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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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  20. 20
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    Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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  21. 21
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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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  22. 22
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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  23. 23
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    often listed Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Alan Ladd

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  24. 24
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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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  25. 25
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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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  26. 26
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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  27. 27
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    often listed Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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  28. 28
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    ranked low on reranks Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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  29. 29
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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  30. 30
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    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

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  31. 31
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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

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  32. 32
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    often listed Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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  33. 33
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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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  34. 34
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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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  35. 35
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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  36. 36
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Bill Paxton

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  37. 37
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    often listed Julianne Moore, Tara Reid, Jeff Bridges

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  38. 38
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    often listed Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

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  39. 39
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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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  40. 40
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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  41. 41
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    ranked low on reranks Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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  42. 42
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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  43. 43
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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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  44. 44
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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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  45. 45
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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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  46. 46
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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  48. 48
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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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  49. 49
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    often listed Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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  50. 50
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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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