The Best Movies of All Time Films
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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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1157
    Up 52
    Down 15
    1989 More
    12
  2. 237
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    Down 209
    1991 More
    21
  3. 1349
    Up 48
    Down 20
    1989 More
    12
  4. 320
    Up 212
    Down 124
    2004 More
    19
  5. 859
    Up 55
    Down 41

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Butterfly Effect

    2004 More
    13
  6. 1254
    Up 100
    Down 34

    ranked low on reranks
    Mutiny on the Bounty

    1962 More
    12
  7. 1465
    Up 74
    Down 37
    1955 More
    11
  8. 1740
    Up 41
    Down 43
    1950 More
    11
  9. 395
    Up 217
    Down 87

    ranked low on reranks
    Trading Places

    1983 More
    17
  10. 152
    Up 439
    Down 471

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Donnie Darko

    2001 More
    25
  11. 2496
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    Down 15
    2013 More
    10
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  12. 2206
    Up 10
    Down 20
    1954 More
    10
  13. 2002
    Up 28
    Down 41
    2007 More
    10
  14. 2321
    Up 8
    Down 18
    2010 More
    10
  15. 2174
    Up 14
    Down 36
    2001 More
    10
  16. 1561
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    Down 46

    ranked low on reranks
    The Skin I Live In

    2011 More
    11
  17. 1260
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    Down 33
    1957 More
    12
  18. 1697
    Up 17
    Down 32

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Yellow Submarine

    1968 More
    11
  19. 2232
    Up 9
    Down 18
    1958 More
    10
  20. 1856
    Up 9
    Down 33
    1976 More
    11
  21. 766
    Up 90
    Down 56
    2007 More
    14
  22. 2504
    Up 5
    Down 16
    2011 More
    10
  23. 703
    Up 128
    Down 58
    1985 More
    14
  24. 1438
    Up 42
    Down 26
    2010 More
    11
  25. 602
    Up 123
    Down 65
    2007 More
    15
  26. 1193
    Up 35
    Down 27
    1971 More
    12
  27. 82
    Up 684
    Down 297
    1962 More
    32
  28. 461
    Up 125
    Down 53
    1982 More
    16
  29. 993
    Up 73
    Down 54
    1974 More
    12
  30. 1667
    Up 25
    Down 28
    1969 More
    11
  31. 22
    Up 3292
    Down 1669
    1995 More
    55
  32. 507
    Up 222
    Down 150
    1992 More
    16
  33. 897
    Up 43
    Down 34
    1990 More
    13
  34. 645
    Up 192
    Down 66
    1982 More
    15
  35. 1724
    Up 37
    Down 23
    1995 More
    11
  36. 1562
    Up 26
    Down 33
    1980 More
    11
  37. 367
    Up 223
    Down 117
    1997 More
    17
  38. 1761
    Up 30
    Down 17
    1999 More
    11
  39. 1374
    Up 13
    Down 31

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Empire Records

    1995 More
    11
  40. 1161
    Up 57
    Down 43
    1999 More
    12
  41. 1127
    Up 68
    Down 50
    1994 More
    12
  42. 1429
    Up 27
    Down 68
    1937 More
    11
  43. 1131
    Up 54
    Down 30
    1968 More
    12
  44. 2536
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    Down 5
    1979 More
    9
  45. 2603
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    Down 4
    1977 More
    9
  46. 2166
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    Down 31
    1992 More
    10
  47. 1
    Up 5912
    Down 2780

    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    100
  48. 1046
    Up 95
    Down 39

    ranked low on reranks
    The Longest Yard

    1974 More
    12
  49. 555
    Up 210
    Down 59
    1977 More
    15
  50. 193
    Up 361
    Down 221
    2004 More
    23
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