The Best Movies of All Time Films
Ultimate List
565  reranks 739,034 votes 24,658 voters 1,589,643 views more info

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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 565 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1908
    Up 3
    Down 1

    added by KUGEL 1986

    open report item
  2. 1943
    Up 3
    Down 2

    added by KUGEL 1988

    open report item
  3. 582
    Up 153
    Down 170

    2009

    open report item
  4. 1709
    Up 28
    Down 38

    1979

    open report item
  5. 979
    Up 118
    Down 38

    ranked low on reranks 1999

    open report item
  6. 2327
    Up 19
    Down 26

    2008

    open report item
  7. 857
    Up 146
    Down 67

    1996

    open report item
  8. 2165
    Up 22
    Down 49

    2000

    open report item
  9. 53
    Up 920
    Down 703

    1957

    open report item
  10. 122
    Up 535
    Down 404

    1995

    open report item
  11. 891
    Up 108
    Down 54

    2010

    open report item
  12. 1646
    Up 26
    Down 37

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

    open report item
  13. 2311
    Up 14
    Down 20

    added by Brian2 2007

    open report item
  14. 1310
    Up 55
    Down 38

    1979

    open report item
  15. 2598
    Up 2
    Down 3

    added by greatdanielmarcoterritorial 2 Coelhos 2012

    open report item
  16. 2267
    Up 17
    Down 9

    added by but chickens double d 1954

    open report item
  17. 54
    Up 1142
    Down 1201

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1968

    open report item
  18. 2070
    Up 12
    Down 30

    added by derekwong68 2009

    open report item
  19. 1630
    Up 17
    Down 20

    2008

    open report item
  20. 1247
    Up 23
    Down 29

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2003

    open report item
  21. 1279
    Up 21
    Down 34

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2002

    open report item
  22. 394
    Up 257
    Down 107

    2002

    open report item
  23. 1834
    Up 23
    Down 24

    2007

    open report item
  24. 2068
    Up 18
    Down 32

    1992

    open report item
  25. 2132
    Up 17
    Down 37

    1977

    open report item
  26. 1314
    Up 108
    Down 71

    2007

    open report item
  27. 2462
    Up 16
    Down 22

    2007

    open report item
  28. 137
    Up 695
    Down 483

    2006

    open report item
  29. 2573
    Up 3
    Down 3

    2014

    open report item
  30. 486
    Up 210
    Down 80

    2007

    open report item
  31. 1251
    Up 108
    Down 36

    ranked low on reranks 1957

    open report item
  32. 1939
    Up 30
    Down 13

    2013

    open report item
  33. 1074
    Up 60
    Down 27

    open report item
  34. 839
    Up 149
    Down 91

    2004

    open report item
  35. 1444
    Up 40
    Down 23

    2011

    open report item
  36. 1787
    Up 19
    Down 15

    2001

    open report item
  37. 501
    Up 171
    Down 141

    2002

    open report item
  38. 1544
    Up 82
    Down 49

    1994

    open report item
  39. 1839
    Up 17
    Down 18

    1999

    open report item
  40. 301
    Up 167
    Down 111

    1963

    open report item
  41. 920
    Up 118
    Down 54

    ranked low on reranks 1980

    open report item
  42. 126
    Up 552
    Down 340

    2001

    open report item
  43. 1682
    Up 52
    Down 26

    ranked low on reranks 1977

    open report item
  44. 1155
    Up 37
    Down 32

    1993

    open report item
  45. 1433
    Up 43
    Down 20

    1998

    open report item
  46. 1649
    Up 70
    Down 48

    1967

    open report item
  47. 2498
    Up 16
    Down 8

    added by but chickens double d 1965

    open report item
  48. 2499
    Up 16
    Down 8

    added by but chickens double d 1973

    open report item
  49. 2529
    Up 10
    Down 7

    1938

    open report item
  50. 216
    Up 359
    Down 106

    1983

    open report item
  51. 2641 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 69 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 2640

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists