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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. 2650
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    added by PurpleRoses16 2008

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  2. 308
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    1996

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  3. 1250
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    Down 46

    2005

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  4. 2584
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    new! & added by laustcawz 1994

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  5. 839
    Up 160
    Down 105

    1999

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  6. 1529
    Up 9
    Down 29

    2007

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  7. 1402
    Up 32
    Down 56

    2002

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  8. 1910
    Up 25
    Down 44

    1998

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  9. 2594
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    new! & added by laustcawz 1992

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  10. 525
    Up 189
    Down 126

    1995

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  11. 108
    Up 496
    Down 474

    often listed 2002

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  12. 2689
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    2004

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  13. 612
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    often listed 1998

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  14. 499
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1997

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  15. 1172
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    2004

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  16. 1542
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    2008

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  17. 778
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    often listed 1992

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  18. 205
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    1975

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  19. 451
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    Down 106

    1990

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  20. 530
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    1973

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  21. 1
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    Down 3020

    the people's #1 & most listed 1972

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  22. 59
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    Down 881

    1983

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  23. 2635
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    1991

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  24. 229
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    Down 171

    1992

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  25. 8
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    1974

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  26. 727
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    often listed 2002

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  27. 771
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    1999

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  28. 314
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    Down 174

    1993

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  29. 1737
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    ranked low on reranks 2010

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  30. 1531
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    1967

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  31. 1981
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    1979

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  32. 2576
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    added by laustcawz 1981

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  33. 1540
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    ranked low on reranks 2004

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  34. 1794
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    1963

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  35. 2252
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    1942

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  36. 1749
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    1951

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  37. 1716
    Up 22
    Down 45

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1985

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  38. 2202
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    1953

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  39. 1027
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    Down 54

    1997

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  40. 2413
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    Down 14

    2003

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  41. 302
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    ranked low on reranks 1990

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  42. 265
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    Down 140

    1988

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  43. 2330
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    1970

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  44. 1356
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1949

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  45. 2393
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    added by dsaker 1980

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  46. 883
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    Down 66

    1946

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  47. 130
    Up 493
    Down 194

    1957

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  48. 192
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    2006

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  49. 2674
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    added by greatdanielmarcoterritorial 2 Coelhos 2012

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  50. 706
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    1987

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