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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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    1999 More
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  2. 1893
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  3. 1319
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    1979 More
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  4. 2298
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    1997 More
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  5. 513
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  6. 2064
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    1992 More
    10
  7. 1919
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    2008 More
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  8. 2001
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    1994 More
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  9. 1985
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  10. 2457
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    1989 More
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  11. 924
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    2001 More
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  12. 951
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    2007 More
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  13. 2241
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    1991 More
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  14. 874
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    Pineapple Express

    2008 More
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  15. 1268
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    Beverly Hills Cop II

    1987 More
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  16. 466
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    1994 More
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  17. 132
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    2003 More
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  18. 206
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    1982 More
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  19. 721
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    Battle Royale

    2000 More
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  20. 692
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    1996 More
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  21. 1828
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    1989 More
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  22. 2718
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  23. 2618
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    new! 2 Coelhos

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    1989 More
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  25. 1238
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    1996 More
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  26. 2491
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  27. 2277
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  28. 1975
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  29. 210
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    1984 More
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  30. 1862
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  31. 2662
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  32. 420
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    1978 More
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  33. 1989
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    1981 More
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  34. 1744
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    1982 More
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  35. 2032
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    1984 More
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  36. 13
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    1981 More
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  37. 548
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  38. 118
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    2000 More
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  39. 1305
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    1991 More
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  40. 1199
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    1981 More
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  41. 665
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  42. 766
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  43. 698
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    1998 More
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  44. 942
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    1988 More
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  45. 1967
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  46. 2205
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  47. 173
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    1997 More
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  48. 2472
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    1986 More
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  49. 1365
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    1985 More
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  50. 2147
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    1988 More
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