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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  1. 912
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    - 44

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

    ) open
  2. 2257
    + 5
    - 15

    Olivia Wilde, Jack Black, Paul Rudd

    ) open
  3. 1516
    + 44
    - 49

    Mickey Rourke, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Lee

    ) open
  4. 2174
    + 11
    - 11

    Jon Polito, Daniel Stern, Anthony Heald

    ) open
  5. 3515
    + 4
    - 7

    added by laustcawz Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Marion Ross

    ) open
  6. 2293
    + 10
    - 12

    Jason Alexander, Arsenio Hall, Greg Kinnear

    ) open
  7. 484
    + 172
    - 155

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

    ) open
  8. 1597
    + 22
    - 39

    Patrick Labyorteaux, Victor Wong, Max Elliott Slade

    ) open
  9. 3208
    + 5
    - 12

    Bette Midler, George Carlin, Shelley Long

    ) open
  10. 1834
    + 16
    - 37

    Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

    ) open
  11. 2967
    + 3
    - 14

    Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, George Lopez

    ) open
  12. 1859
    + 20
    - 40

    Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green

    ) open
  13. 2559
    + 13
    - 33

    Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale

    ) open
  14. 2269
    + 21
    - 21

    Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell

    ) open
  15. 2383
    + 11
    - 15

    Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

    ) open
  16. 3116
    + 4
    - 14

    Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts, Jeff Ross

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  17. 863
    + 59
    - 64

    Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi

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  18. 985
    + 47
    - 65

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sarah Shahi, Jackie Chan, Roman Polanski

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  19. 2840
    + 12
    - 37

    Corey Haim, Cynthia Rothrock, Marcia Strassman

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  20. 874
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    - 80

    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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  21. 1012
    + 37
    - 37

    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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  22. 403
    + 259
    - 139

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

    ) open
  23. 3669
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    - 1

    The Stuntman Afsaneh Bayegan, Shahla Riahi

    ) open
  24. 135
    + 828
    - 484

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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  25. 3563
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    - 1

    added by wdunn02 James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan

    ) open
  26. 195
    + 581
    - 459

    Sylvester Stallone, David Caruso, Brian Dennehy

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  27. 674
    + 76
    - 98

    often listed Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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  28. 664
    + 157
    - 82

    ranked low on reranks Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Jim Caviezel

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  29. 2111
    + 9
    - 37

    Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Mark Pellegrino

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  30. 3891
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    - 1

    Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara

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  31. 204
    + 531
    - 365

    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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  32. 2411
    + 8
    - 18

    Joe Estevez

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  33. 3893
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    - 1

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren

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  34. 1487
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    - 47

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa L. Williams, James Caan

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  35. 3587
    + 14
    - 16

    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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  36. 2347
    + 19
    - 35

    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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  37. 1917
    + 25
    - 29

    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

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  38. 2502
    + 3
    - 12

    Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres, Ryan Phillippe

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  39. 3396
    + 9
    - 5

    added by laustcawz Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Randall "Tex" Cobb

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  40. 3697
    + 0
    - 1

    John Schneider, Rex Smith, Phil Redrow

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  41. 177
    + 534
    - 291

    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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  42. 2370
    + 12
    - 29

    Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

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  43. 425
    + 235
    - 129

    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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  44. 2363
    + 14
    - 28

    Ian McDiarmid, Ralph Richardson, Peter MacNicol

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  45. 1890
    + 16
    - 36

    Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, Janet Jones

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  46. 1820
    + 20
    - 37

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain, Grace Jones

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  47. 12
    + 4703
    - 2069

    ranked low on reranks Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Frank Welker

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  48. 535
    + 183
    - 88

    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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  49. 136
    + 866
    - 519

    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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  50. 1545
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    - 53

    Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Clint Howard

    ) open
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