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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    added by mohammed saad Abhishek Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra

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    Joaquin Phoenix, Pauley Perrette, Michael Clarke Duncan

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    often listed Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek

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    Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Aurélien Recoing ...

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    Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

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    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne

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    added by mohammed saad Ali Zafar, Rahul Singh, Piyush Mishra

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    Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher

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    Eric Bana, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette

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    James Van Der Beek, John Heard, Leslie Hope

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    Erin Gray, Leslie Jordan, Kane Hodder

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    often listed Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

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    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, John C. Reilly

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    ranked low on reranks Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Elvis Costello

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    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

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    Kanye West, Will Smith, Tina Fey

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    David Letterman, Alfred Molina, Ricki Lake

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    added by laustcawz Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, James Caan

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    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong, Gene Simmons

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    Charlie Sheen, Anthony Kiedis, Henry Rollins

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    Queen Latifah, Steve Martin, Betty White

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    Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

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    Shah Rukh Khan, Anupam Kher, Kajol

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    Shah Rukh Khan, Bipasha Basu, Preity Zinta

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    K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Bharath Gopi, Kaviyoor Ponnamma

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    ranked low on reranks Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Jane Krakowski

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    Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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    Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan

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    Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour

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    added by mainpleine Diane Kruger, Ed Harris, Matthew Goode

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    Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob, Kate Maberly

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    added by jmmikkola Jim Jarmusch, Kari Väänänen, Matti Pellonpää

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    Aoi Miyazaki, Eihi Shiina, Seiichi Tanabe

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    Yury Solomin, Aleksandr Pyatkov, Maxim Munzuk

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Takashi Shimura

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    Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Nobuo Kaneko

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Daisuke Ryu

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    often listed Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Takashi Shimura

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Seiji Miyaguchi

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Kenichi Hagiwara, Kaori Momoi

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    Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett

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    added by dun191080 Willam Belli, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn

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