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The Best Movies of All Time

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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. 2732
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    2003 More
    10
  2. 1802
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    1990 More
    11
  3. 2960
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    about to drop off
    Force of Evil

    1948 More
    9
  4. 2215
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    about to drop off
    Definitely, Maybe

    2008 More
    10
  5. 2154
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    about to drop off
    Formosa Betrayed

    2009 More
    10
  6. 2622
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    Down 14
    1993 More
    10
  7. 223
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    2004 More
    20
  8. 815
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    2008 More
    13
  9. 852
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    Down 67
    2006 More
    13
  10. 1107
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    2010 More
    12
  11. 1921
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    1999 More
    10
  12. 513
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    often listed
    A Walk to Remember

    2002 More
    15
  13. 1637
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    2003 More
    11
  14. 1725
    Up 7
    Down 13
    2012 More
    11
  15. 1631
    Up 36
    Down 24
    1977 More
    11
  16. 632
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    1987 More
    14
  17. 1194
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    1983 More
    11
  18. 1069
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    1990 More
    12
  19. 1971
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    2002 More
    10
  20. 2464
    Up 9
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    1972 More
    10
  21. 1768
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    1993 More
    11
  22. 2475
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    2002 More
    10
  23. 899
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    1952 More
    12
  24. 309
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    1985 More
    18
  25. 179
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    Rashomon

    1950 More
    22
  26. 151
    Up 371
    Down 320
    1954 More
    24
  27. 2548
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    Down 8
    1958 More
    10
  28. 1130
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    Down 27
    1957 More
    12
  29. 680
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    Down 84

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    Yojimbo

    1961 More
    14
  30. 2267
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    Down 11

    Dersou Ouzala

    1975 More
    10
  31. 2745
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    1988 More
    9
  32. 1693
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    1979 More
    11
  33. 306
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    1976 More
    18
  34. 1328
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    1971 More
    11
  35. 442
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    1982 More
    16
  36. 968
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    Down 31
    1974 More
    12
  37. 2228
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    1988 More
    10
  38. 1443
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    1999 More
    11
  39. 2051
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    1987 More
    10
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  40. 1378
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    Down 22
    1980 More
    11
  41. 504
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    Down 33
    1978 More
    15
  42. 736
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    Down 10
    1988 More
    13
  43. 616
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    Down 56
    1982 More
    14
  44. 963
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    Down 28
    2003 More
    12
  45. 2656
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    2013 More
    10
  46. 2506
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    1991 More
    10
  47. 1665
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    Down 35
    1985 More
    11
  48. 1150
    Up 20
    Down 32
    2001 More
    12
  49. 1143
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    Down 53
    1993 More
    12
  50. 864
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    Down 11
    2010 More
    13
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