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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. 1141
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      1989 More
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    2. 234
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      1991 More
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    3. 1339
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      1989 More
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    4. 317
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      2004 More
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    5. 871
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      The Butterfly Effect

      2004 More
      13
    6. 1208
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      1962 More
      12
    7. 1445
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      1955 More
      11
    8. 1772
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      1950 More
      11
    9. 395
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      1983 More
      17
    10. 150
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      Donnie Darko

      2001 More
      25
    11. 2526
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      2013 More
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      1954 More
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    13. 2026
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      2007 More
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    14. 2376
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      2010 More
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    15. 2259
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      2001 More
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    16. 1548
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      2011 More
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    17. 1301
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      Throne of Blood

      1957 More
      12
    18. 1720
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      1968 More
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    19. 2325
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      1958 More
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    20. 1851
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      1976 More
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    21. 761
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      2007 More
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    22. 2533
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      2011 More
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    23. 706
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      1985 More
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    24. 1396
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      2010 More
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    25. 595
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      2007 More
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    26. 1168
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      1971 More
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    27. 82
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      1962 More
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    28. 453
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      1982 More
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    29. 993
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      1974 More
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    30. 1730
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      1969 More
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    31. 22
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      1995 More
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    32. 502
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      1992 More
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    33. 897
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      1990 More
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    34. 640
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      1982 More
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    35. 1617
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      1995 More
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    36. 1604
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      1980 More
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    37. 358
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      Down 110
      1997 More
      18
    38. 1687
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      1999 More
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    39. 1430
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      Empire Records

      1995 More
      11
    40. 1164
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      1999 More
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    41. 1124
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      1994 More
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    42. 1991
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      2006 More
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    43. 1488
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      La Grande Illusion

      1937 More
      11
    44. 1149
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      1968 More
      12
    45. 2598
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      1979 More
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    46. 2610
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      1977 More
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    47. 2233
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      1992 More
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    48. 1
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      The Godfather

      1972 More
      100
    49. 1016
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      Down 37
      1974 More
      12
    50. 605
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      The Godfather Saga

      1977 More
      15
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