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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

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  2. 2949
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    Olivia Wilde, Jack Black, Paul Rudd

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  3. 1445
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    Mickey Rourke, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Lee

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    Jon Polito, Daniel Stern, Anthony Heald

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    added by laustcawz Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Marion Ross

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  6. 2108
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    Jason Alexander, Arsenio Hall, Greg Kinnear

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  7. 491
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    Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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  8. 1859
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    Patrick Labyorteaux, Victor Wong, Max Elliott Slade

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  9. 2378
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    Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Bill Murray

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  10. 2892
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    Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, George Lopez

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  11. 1795
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    Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green

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  12. 2494
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    Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale

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  13. 2258
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    Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell

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  14. 2245
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    Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

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  15. 2958
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    Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts, Jeff Ross

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  16. 892
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    Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi

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  17. 1031
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    Sarah Shahi, Jackie Chan, Roman Polanski

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  18. 2807
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    Corey Haim, Cynthia Rothrock, Marcia Strassman

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  19. 839
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    Amber Heard, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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  20. 963
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    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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  21. 390
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    ranked low on reranks Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    new! The Stuntman Afsaneh Bayegan, Shahla Riahi

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  23. 135
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    ranked low on reranks Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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    added by wdunn02 James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan

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  25. 195
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    Sylvester Stallone, David Caruso, Brian Dennehy

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  26. 696
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Takeshi Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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  27. 695
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    ranked low on reranks Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Jim Caviezel

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  28. 2023
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    Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Mark Pellegrino

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  29. 196
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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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  30. 2280
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    Joe Estevez

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  31. 1422
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanessa L. Williams, James Caan

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  32. 3521
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    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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  33. 3020
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    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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  34. 2504
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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

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  35. 2338
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    Laurence Fishburne, Gina Torres, Ryan Phillippe

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  36. 3342
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    added by laustcawz Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Randall "Tex" Cobb

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  37. 176
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    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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  38. 2345
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    Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

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  39. 415
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    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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  40. 2341
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    Ian McDiarmid, Ralph Richardson, Peter MacNicol

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  41. 1799
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    Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, Janet Jones

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  42. 1736
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain, Grace Jones

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

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  44. 556
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    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

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  45. 130
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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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  46. 1471
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    Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Clint Howard

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  47. 1375
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    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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  48. 615
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    Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

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  49. 769
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    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

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