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. 833
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    ranked low on reranks John Ford, Lillian Gish, Raoul Walsh

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  2. 1455
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    Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Erich von Stroheim

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  3. 3850
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    often listed

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  4. 3751
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    added by but chickens double d Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin

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  5. 3712
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    Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox

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  6. 1761
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    Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

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  7. 3033
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    Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Novarro, Wallace Beery

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  8. 1696
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    added by mrblond Charlie Chaplin, Lita Grey, Jackie Coogan

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  9. 3543
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    added by dun191080 Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Virginia Fox

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  10. 519
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    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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  11. 3615
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    added by but chickens double d Lon Chaney, Ernest Torrence, Raymond Hatton

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  12. 3702
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    Dorothy Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Emily Fitzroy

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  13. 3501
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    added by but chickens double d Richard Dix, Julia Faye, Estelle Taylor

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  14. 1541
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    ZaSu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Chester Conklin

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  15. 3051
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    Mary Brian, Ernest Torrence, Betty Bronson

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  16. 1104
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Buster Keaton, George Davis, Kewpie Morgan

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  17. 3442
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    added by laustcawz Buster Keaton, Noble Johnson, Clarence Burton

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  18. 574
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    often listed Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov

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  19. 540
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    often listed & added by mrblond Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Henry Bergman

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  20. 3400
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    added by but chickens double d Arthur Conan Doyle, Wallace Beery, Bessie Love

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  21. 3285
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    added by but chickens double d Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Mary Philbin

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  22. 3113
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    Ilka Grüning, Werner Krauss, Jack Trevor

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  23. 771
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Buster Keaton, Boris Karloff, Glen Cavender

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  24. 3607
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    added by but chickens double d Joseph Schildkraut, H. B. Warner, Ernest Torrence

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  25. 231
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    often listed Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos, Brigitte Helm

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  26. 1031
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Janet Gaynor, Fletcher Henderson, George O'Brien

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  27. 3678
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    Lou Costello, Joel McCrea, Johnny Mack Brown

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  28. 3765
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    added by but chickens double d Walt Disney

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  29. 1712
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    added by but chickens double d Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Blystone, Albert Austin

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  30. 3643
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    added by laustcawz Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach

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  31. 3724
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    William Powell, Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent

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  32. 643
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    often listed Antonin Artaud, Michel Simon, Renée Jeanne Falconetti

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  33. 3746
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  34. 1237
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  35. 2013
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    Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Roland Varno

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  36. 555
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    Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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  37. 3317
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    added by but chickens double d Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx

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  38. 335
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, Virginia Cherrill

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  39. 1319
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    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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  40. 645
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    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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  41. 3609
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    added by but chickens double d Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Sidney Blackmer

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  42. 3318
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    added by but chickens double d Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Thelma Todd

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  43. 342
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    often listed Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen, Georg John

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  44. 3346
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    often listed & added by minna05 Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Jean Hersholt

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  45. 2260
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    Jackie Cooper, Wallace Beery, Irene Rich

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  46. 2237
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    added by but chickens double d Jean Harlow, James Cagney, Joan Blondell

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  47. 3694
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    Sylvia Sidney, Phillips Holmes

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  48. 1920
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    added by Skojare Oscar Beregi, Sr., Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gustav Diessl

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  49. 3590
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    added by laustcawz Elly Annie Schneider, Wallace Ford, Edward Brophy

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  50. 1891
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    Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore

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