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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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  1. 1900
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    1986 More
    11
    added by: KUGEL
  2. 1901
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    1988 More
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    often listed
    (500) Days of Summer

    2009 More
    15
  4. 1706
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    1979 More
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  5. 980
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    ranked low on reranks
    10 Things I Hate About You

    1999 More
    13
  6. 2323
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    2008 More
    10
  7. 856
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    101 Dalmatians

    1996 More
    13
  8. 2141
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    2000 More
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  9. 53
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    1957 More
    39
  10. 121
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    1995 More
    27
  11. 879
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    2010 More
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  12. 1705
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    2004 More
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  13. 2306
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    2007 More
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    added by: Brian2
  14. 1315
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    1979 More
    12
  15. 2637
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    2 Coelhos

    2012 More
    9
    added by: greatdanielmarcoterritorial
  16. 2365
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    1954 More
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  17. 56
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    1968 More
    38
  18. 2069
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    2009 More
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    added by: derekwong68
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    2008 More
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  20. 1265
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    2003 More
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  21. 1286
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    25th Hour

    2002 More
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  22. 394
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    2002 More
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  23. 1868
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  24. 2053
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    1992 More
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  25. 2122
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    1977 More
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  26. 1310
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  27. 2471
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  28. 138
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  29. 2619
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  30. 482
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  31. 1247
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    3:10 to Yuma

    1957 More
    12
  32. 1917
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    2013 More
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  34. 838
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  35. 1439
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    2011 More
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  36. 1771
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    2001 More
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  37. 524
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    2002 More
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  38. 1540
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    1994 More
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  39. 1904
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    1999 More
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  40. 297
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    1963 More
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  41. 919
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    1980 More
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  42. 127
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    2001 More
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  43. 1688
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    1977 More
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  44. 1154
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    1993 More
    12
  45. 1435
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    1998 More
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  46. 1639
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    A Bullet for the General

    1967 More
    11
  47. 2519
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    1965 More
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    added by: but chickens double d
  48. 2520
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    1973 More
    9
    added by: but chickens double d
  49. 2523
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    1938 More
    9
  50. 216
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    1983 More
    21
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