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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. 1366
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    1989 More
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  2. 249
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    1991 More
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  3. 1422
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    1989 More
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  4. 293
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    2004 More
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    The Butterfly Effect

    2004 More
    13
  6. 1224
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    1962 More
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  7. 1448
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    1955 More
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  8. 1811
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    1950 More
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  9. 413
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    1983 More
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  10. 140
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    Donnie Darko

    2001 More
    25
  11. 2535
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    2013 More
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  12. 2126
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    1954 More
    10
  13. 2092
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    2007 More
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  14. 2688
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    2008 More
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  15. 2208
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    2010 More
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  16. 2366
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    2001 More
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  17. 1458
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    2011 More
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  18. 2345
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    Bad Education

    2004 More
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  19. 1130
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    1957 More
    12
  20. 1842
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    1968 More
    11
  21. 2741
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    2006 More
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  22. 2077
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    1958 More
    10
  23. 2142
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    1976 More
    10
  24. 2879
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    about to drop off
    Tell No One

    2006 More
    9
  25. 792
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    2007 More
    13
  26. 2533
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    2011 More
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  27. 749
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    1985 More
    13
  28. 1509
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    2010 More
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  29. 559
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    2007 More
    15
  30. 1328
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    1971 More
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  31. 79
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    1962 More
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  32. 442
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    1982 More
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  33. 968
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    1974 More
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  34. 1500
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    1969 More
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  35. 22
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    1995 More
    54
  36. 537
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    1992 More
    15
  37. 1069
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    1990 More
    12
  38. 616
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    1982 More
    14
  39. 2341
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    1995 More
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  40. 1378
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    1980 More
    11
  41. 405
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    1997 More
    16
  42. 2891
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    1995 More
    9
  43. 1773
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    1999 More
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  44. 1263
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    1995 More
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  45. 1122
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    1999 More
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  46. 1088
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    1994 More
    12
  47. 1953
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    Little Children

    2006 More
    10
  48. 2587
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    1956 More
    10
  49. 1359
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    1937 More
    11
  50. 1147
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    1968 More
    12
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