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 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. 2741
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    2014 More
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  2. 491
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    2010 More
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  3. 453
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    2004 More
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  4. 531
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Black Swan

    2010 More
    16
  5. 598
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    Pi

    1998 More
    15
  6. 545
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    2008 More
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  7. 2603
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    2003 More
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  8. 2546
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    1947 More
    10
    added by: Skojare
  9. 1581
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    Déjà Vu

    2006 More
    11
  10. 1216
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  11. 1895
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    2005 More
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  12. 2256
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    1986 More
    10
  13. 2487
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    2011 More
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  14. 1191
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    The Music Man

    1962 More
    12
  15. 1590
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    Kodiyettam

    1977 More
    11
  16. 1202
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  17. 2610
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    new! Caligula

    1979 More
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    added by: greatdanielmarcoterritorial
  18. 2289
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    1954 More
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  19. 667
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    1981 More
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  20. 2029
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    2001 More
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  21. 2318
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    2008 More
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  22. 1631
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    1937 More
    11
  23. 10
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    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    67
  24. 427
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    1999 More
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  25. 847
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    2002 More
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  26. 715
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    1989 More
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  27. 1441
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  28. 1366
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    2011 More
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  29. 1994
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    1962 More
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  30. 1389
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    Ponyo

    2008 More
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  31. 1172
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  32. 2566
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    2006 More
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    added by: galenandrews
  33. 1004
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    1995 More
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  34. 437
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    1931 More
    16
  35. 350
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    Modern Times

    1936 More
    18
  36. 1462
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    1999 More
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  37. 84
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    1986 More
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  38. 2498
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    1959 More
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    added by: Craig Gustafson
    1959 musical comedy based on the hit Broadway show.  Starring Peter Palmer, Leslie ...
  39. 113
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    1990 More
    27
  40. 1022
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    2008 More
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  41. 897
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  42. 1013
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    Robin Hood

    2010 More
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  43. 2253
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    2009 More
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  44. 2655
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    1943 More
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  45. 1008
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Match Point

    2005 More
    12
  46. 2126
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    1987 More
    10
  47. 1268
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Beverly Hills Cop II

    1987 More
    12
  48. 1461
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    2004 More
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  49. 24
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    1979 More
    52
  50. 1496
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    The Fabulous Baker Boys

    1989 More
    11
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