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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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  2. 309
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    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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    ranked low on reranks Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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    Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler, Jada Pinkett Smith

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  6. 1399
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    Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Watson

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  7. 1924
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    Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Kathy Bates

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  8. 531
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    Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley

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    often listed Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

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    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alexis Bledel, Ashanti

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  11. 611
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    often listed Ajay Naidu, Mark Margolis, Clint Mansell

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  12. 500
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    Akihiro Miwa, Sumi Shimamoto, Hisaya Morishige

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    Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa

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  14. 1543
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    Aksel Hennie, Ron Donachie, Ken Duken

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    often listed Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

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    ranked low on reranks Al Pacino, Charles Durning, Carol Kane

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  17. 452
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    Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy García

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    Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham, Judd Hirsch

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

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    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

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    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nathan Lane

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    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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  24. 727
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    often listed Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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    Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

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    Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen

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    ranked low on reranks Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman

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  28. 1538
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    Alain Delon, François Périer, Cathy Rosier

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  29. 1983
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    Alan Arkin, Ed Begley, Jr., Peter Falk

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    added by laustcawz Alan Arkin, Mariette Hartley Razor-sharp social satire starring Alan Arkin & Mariette Hartley. Also starring Sarah ...

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  31. 1555
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    Alan Cumming, Jeff Daniels, Patricia Heaton

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    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden

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    Alan Napier, Tom Conway, Jack Holt

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    Alastair Sim, Patrick Macnee, Michael Hordern

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    Albert Brooks, Garry Marshall, Julie Hagerty

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    Alberto Sordi, Leopoldo Trieste, Franco Interlenghi

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    Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Anthony Hopkins

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    Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren

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    ranked low on reranks Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones

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  40. 266
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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Alec Guinness, Albert Finney, Kenneth More

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    Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Hugh Griffith

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    added by dsaker Alec Guinness, Jason Robards Jr., Anne Archer

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    Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, John Mills

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    added by laustcawz Alec Guinness, Truman Capote, Peter Sellers

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    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    often listed Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

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    added by greatdanielmarcoterritorial 2 Coelhos Alessandra Negrini, Caco Ciocler, Aldine Muller

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    Alex Van Halen, Leeza Gibbons, Peter Weller

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    Alexa Vega, Ed O'Neill, Rick Moranis

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