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The Best Movies of All Time

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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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  1. 507
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    (500) Days of Summer

    2009 More
    15
  2. 1572
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    10

    1979 More
    11
  3. 1013
    Up 61
    Down 28
    1999 More
    12
  4. 2144
    Up 9
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    ranked high on reranks
    10,000 BC

    2008 More
    10
  5. 860
    Up 85
    Down 53
    1996 More
    13
  6. 2443
    Up 15
    Down 36
    2000 More
    10
  7. 51
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    often listed
    12 Angry Men

    1957 More
    39
  8. 834
    Up 82
    Down 22
    1997 More
    13
  9. 110
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    12 Monkeys

    1995 More
    27
  10. 880
    Up 64
    Down 39
    2010 More
    12
  11. 1706
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    often listed
    13 Going on 30

    2004 More
    11
  12. 2368
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    ranked high on reranks
    1408

    2007 More
    10
    added by: Brian2
  13. 1337
    Up 28
    Down 32
    1979 More
    11
  14. 2161
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    Down 18

    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    2 Days in the Valley

    1996 More
    10
  15. 61
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    often listed &controversial
    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968 More
    37
  16. 2925
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    Down 6
    1984 More
    9
  17. 2080
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    2012

    2009 More
    10
    added by: derekwong68
  18. 3108
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    2008 More
    9
  19. 1794
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    ranked high on reranks
    21

    2008 More
    10
  20. 1147
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    often listed
    21 Grams

    2003 More
    11
  21. 1189
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    often listed
    25th Hour

    2002 More
    11
  22. 358
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    Down 84
    2002 More
    17
  23. 2279
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    2007 More
    10
  24. 2172
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    1992 More
    10
  25. 2247
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    often listed
    3 Women

    1977 More
    10
  26. 1236
    Up 70
    Down 51
    2007 More
    11
  27. 2754
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    ranked low on reranks
    30,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    2007 More
    10
  28. 143
    Up 550
    Down 399
    2006 More
    25
  29. 414
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    Down 58
    2007 More
    16
  30. 1192
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    Down 19
    1957 More
    11
  31. 2882
    Up 0
    Down 5
    1973 More
    9
  32. 2362
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    2013 More
    10
  33. 1128
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    Down 20
    12
  34. 798
    Up 97
    Down 61
    2004 More
    13
  35. 1427
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    ranked high on reranks
    50/50

    2011 More
    11
  36. 1665
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    ranked low on reranks
    61*

    2001 More
    11
  37. 1984
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    ranked low on reranks
    8 1/2

    10
  38. 499
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    Down 104
    2002 More
    15
  39. 1440
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    Down 24
    1994 More
    11
  40. 2307
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    about to drop off
    8 Women

    2002 More
    10
  41. 1811
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    ranked high on reranks
    8mm

    1999 More
    10
  42. 297
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    Down 76

    ranked high on reranks

    1963 More
    18
  43. 894
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    Down 33
    1980 More
    12
  44. 120
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    Down 275

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Beautiful Mind

    2001 More
    26
  45. 2041
    Up 21
    Down 17

    ranked low on reranks
    A Bridge Too Far

    1977 More
    10
  46. 1310
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    Down 26

    often listed
    A Bronx Tale

    1993 More
    11
  47. 1535
    Up 17
    Down 12
    1998 More
    11
  48. 1660
    Up 34
    Down 25
    1967 More
    11
  49. 243
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    Down 75
    1983 More
    20
  50. 28
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    Down 1230

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    49
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