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. 2087
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  2. 1910
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    1990 More
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  3. 223
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  4. 790
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    2008 More
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  5. 902
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  6. 1246
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  7. 2073
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    1999 More
    10
  8. 606
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    A Walk to Remember

    2002 More
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  9. 1701
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  10. 1877
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    2012 More
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  11. 1597
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    Kodiyettam

    1977 More
    11
  12. 634
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    1987 More
    15
  13. 1117
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    1983 More
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  14. 895
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    1990 More
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  15. 1966
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  16. 2282
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    1972 More
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  17. 2619
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    new! 2 Coelhos

    2012 More
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    1993 More
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  19. 2440
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  20. 2348
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    1975 More
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  21. 922
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    1952 More
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  22. 326
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  23. 181
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    Rashomon

    1950 More
    23
  24. 158
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    1954 More
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  25. 2551
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    1958 More
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  26. 1251
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    1957 More
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  27. 692
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    Yojimbo

    1961 More
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  28. 1727
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    1979 More
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  29. 281
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  30. 1177
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  31. 437
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  32. 998
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  33. 2149
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  34. 1522
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    Angela's Ashes

    1999 More
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  35. 2208
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    added by: mrblond
  36. 1563
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fame

    1980 More
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  37. 526
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    1978 More
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  38. 756
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    1988 More
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  39. 645
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    1982 More
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  40. 1019
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  41. 2522
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    1991 More
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  42. 1759
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  43. 1153
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    From Hell

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  44. 1201
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  45. 747
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  46. 805
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    Purple Rain

    1984 More
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  47. 1444
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  48. 2484
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  49. 1573
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  50. 891
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