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. 2063
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    Down 36
    2003 More
    10
  2. 1889
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    Down 32
    1990 More
    11
  3. 228
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    Down 275
    2004 More
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  4. 800
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    Down 105

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    Step Brothers

    2008 More
    14
  5. 901
    Up 113
    Down 92
    2006 More
    13
  6. 1220
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    The Other Guys

    2010 More
    12
  7. 2049
    Up 11
    Down 26
    1999 More
    10
  8. 608
    Up 153
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Walk to Remember

    2002 More
    15
  9. 1672
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    2003 More
    11
  10. 1897
    Up 13
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    2012 More
    11
  11. 1611
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    Kodiyettam

    1977 More
    11
  12. 633
    Up 194
    Down 67
    1987 More
    15
  13. 1235
    Up 51
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    1983 More
    12
  14. 898
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    1990 More
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  15. 1956
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    2002 More
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  16. 2228
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    1972 More
    10
  17. 2637
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    2 Coelhos

    2012 More
    9
    added by: greatdanielmarcoterritorial
  18. 1769
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    1993 More
    11
  19. 2539
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    1989 More
    9
    added by: jmmikkola
  20. 2327
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    1975 More
    10
  21. 930
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    Ikiru

    1952 More
    13
  22. 330
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    1985 More
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  23. 199
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    Rashomon

    1950 More
    23
  24. 160
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    Seven Samurai

    1954 More
    24
  25. 2482
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    1958 More
    10
  26. 1260
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Throne of Blood

    1957 More
    12
  27. 701
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Yojimbo

    1961 More
    14
  28. 2543
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    added by: jmmikkola
  29. 1720
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    Scum

    1979 More
    11
  30. 296
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    All the President's Men

    1976 More
    19
  31. 1187
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    1971 More
    12
  32. 466
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    1982 More
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  33. 1003
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    The Parallax View

    1974 More
    12
  34. 2155
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    1988 More
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  35. 1522
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    1999 More
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  36. 2207
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    1987 More
    10
    added by: mrblond
  37. 1584
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    1980 More
    11
  38. 553
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    1978 More
    15
  39. 754
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    1988 More
    14
  40. 638
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    1982 More
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  41. 1023
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Life of David Gale

    2003 More
    12
  42. 1962
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    2013 More
    10
    added by: MinaBaucal
  43. 2450
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    1991 More
    10
  44. 1712
    Up 22
    Down 41
    1985 More
    11
  45. 1120
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    Down 41
    2001 More
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  46. 1204
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    Menace II Society

    1993 More
    12
  47. 749
    Up 128
    Down 52
    2010 More
    14
  48. 810
    Up 150
    Down 78
    1984 More
    14
  49. 2522
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    Down 1
    1990 More
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    added by: MinaBaucal
  50. 1454
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    2004 More
    11
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