The Best Movies of All Time Films
home Film Films | Tags

The Best Movies of All Time

original ranker
1,300,024 views 3,191 items 558,642 votes 20,852 voters 643 followers 556reranks
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 Criteria: The greatest films ever made...

< >
  • the crowd
  • 556 reranks
  • comments
  • </> embed
Rerank This List
View as a Ranked by
Rank
loading your
votes…
 
  Name
Score
  1. 1392
    Up 18
    Down 11
    1989 More
    11
  2. 249
    Up 218
    Down 173

    controversial
    JFK

    1991 More
    19
  3. 1455
    Up 17
    Down 11
    1989 More
    11
  4. 294
    Up 157
    Down 91
    2004 More
    18
  5. 743
    Up 30
    Down 30

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Butterfly Effect

    2004 More
    13
  6. 1218
    Up 59
    Down 19
    1962 More
    11
  7. 1443
    Up 41
    Down 19
    1955 More
    11
  8. 1811
    Up 17
    Down 20

    ranked low on reranks
    Winchester '73

    1950 More
    10
  9. 412
    Up 157
    Down 70
    1983 More
    16
  10. 140
    Up 379
    Down 402

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Donnie Darko

    2001 More
    25
  11. 2648
    Up 2
    Down 5
    2013 More
    10
    added by: foam
  12. 2191
    Up 7
    Down 13
    1954 More
    10
  13. 2258
    Up 18
    Down 35

    ranked low on reranks
    Hitman

    2007 More
    10
  14. 2821
    Up 1
    Down 6
    2008 More
    10
  15. 2278
    Up 4
    Down 8

    ranked high on reranks
    Buried

    2010 More
    10
  16. 2458
    Up 11
    Down 28

    often listed
    Dogtown and Z-Boys

    2001 More
    10
  17. 1459
    Up 43
    Down 23
    2011 More
    11
  18. 2432
    Up 5
    Down 18

    often listed &about to drop off
    Bad Education

    2004 More
    10
  19. 1126
    Up 7
    Down 26

    often listed
    Throne of Blood

    1957 More
    12
  20. 1839
    Up 15
    Down 24

    ranked high on reranks
    Yellow Submarine

    1968 More
    10
  21. 2876
    Up 0
    Down 5
    2006 More
    9
  22. 2109
    Up 4
    Down 6
    1958 More
    10
  23. 2223
    Up 3
    Down 11

    about to drop off
    Opening Night

    1977 More
    10
  24. 2213
    Up 8
    Down 24

    ranked high on reranks
    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    1976 More
    10
  25. 3037
    Up 0
    Down 14

    often listed &about to drop off
    Tell No One

    2006 More
    9
  26. 792
    Up 48
    Down 30

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    La Vie en Rose

    2007 More
    13
  27. 2726
    Up 3
    Down 8

    ranked high on reranks
    Batman: Year One

    2011 More
    10
  28. 746
    Up 78
    Down 45
    1985 More
    13
  29. 1515
    Up 20
    Down 19

    ranked high on reranks
    Flipped

    2010 More
    11
  30. 564
    Up 76
    Down 51
    2007 More
    15
  31. 1341
    Up 11
    Down 12

    ranked high on reranks
    Klute

    1971 More
    11
  32. 78
    Up 556
    Down 256
    1962 More
    32
  33. 441
    Up 69
    Down 36

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Sophie's Choice

    1982 More
    16
  34. 963
    Up 38
    Down 29
    1974 More
    12
  35. 1495
    Up 13
    Down 18

    often listed
    Paint Your Wagon

    1969 More
    11
  36. 22
    Up 2908
    Down 1467
    1995 More
    53
  37. 540
    Up 166
    Down 130
    1992 More
    15
  38. 1077
    Up 18
    Down 21

    often listed
    Jacob's Ladder

    1990 More
    12
  39. 614
    Up 127
    Down 54
    1982 More
    14
  40. 2461
    Up 13
    Down 15
    1995 More
    10
  41. 1391
    Up 17
    Down 22
    1980 More
    11
  42. 405
    Up 166
    Down 93
    1997 More
    16
  43. 3050
    Up 0
    Down 14

    often listed &about to drop off
    Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie

    1995 More
    9
  44. 2293
    Up 4
    Down 15

    often listed &about to drop off
    Thursday

    1998 More
    10
  45. 1857
    Up 7
    Down 6
    1999 More
    10
  46. 1243
    Up 8
    Down 21

    often listed
    Empire Records

    1995 More
    11
  47. 1116
    Up 35
    Down 31
    1999 More
    12
  48. 1089
    Up 46
    Down 41

    often listed
    Crumb

    1994 More
    12
  49. 1929
    Up 3
    Down 8

    ranked high on reranks
    Little Children

    2006 More
    10
  50. 2696
    Up 2
    Down 6
    1956 More
    10
  51. +Add New Item

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 48 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 3191

think you can do better?

rerank this list
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

    more popular lists