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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 films are the best 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. 2778
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    Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Viola Davis

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    Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Shahi, Ali Larter

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  3. 2776
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    Tia Carrere, Ally Walker, Yuji Okumoto

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  4. 2775
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    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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  5. 2774
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    Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy

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  6. 2773
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    Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ryan O'Neal

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  7. 2772
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    Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

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  8. 2771
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    Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

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  10. 2769
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  11. 2768
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    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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  12. 2767
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  13. 2766
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    added by greatdanielmarcoterritorial Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Bobby Cannavale

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  14. 2765
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    Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

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  15. 2764
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    Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen

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    Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, Thelma Ritter

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  17. 2762
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    Jeremy Piven, Danny Trejo, Constance Marie

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  18. 2761
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    Don Knotts, Dick Sargent, Joan Staley

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  19. 2760
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    Patrick Dempsey, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Gail O'Grady

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  20. 2759
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    Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack

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  21. 2758
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    Kirsten Dunst, Kirk Douglas, Michael J. Fox

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  22. 2757
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    Isabella Rossellini, Filippo Timi, Alba Rohrwacher

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  23. 2756
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    Kelly Preston, Patrick Dempsey

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  24. 2755
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    Alyson Hannigan, Claire Forlani, Freddie Prinze, Jr.

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    Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Aurélien Recoing ...

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  26. 2753
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    Kristin Kreuk, Alex Lifeson, Colin Mochrie

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  27. 2752
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    Penélope Cruz, Claudia Gerini, Sergio Castellitto

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  28. 2751
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    Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Kirsten Dunst

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  29. 2750
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    Patrick Dempsey, Alan Arkin, Annabeth Gish

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  30. 2749
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    Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Mylène Jampanoï

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  31. 2748
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    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Gale Sondergaard

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  32. 2747
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    Jessica Biel, Kat Dennings, Isla Fisher

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  33. 2746
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    Andy García, Eva Herzigová, Peter Capaldi

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  34. 2745
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    Anjelica Huston, Colm Meaney, Donal Donnelly

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  35. 2744
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    Renée Zellweger, Tim Roth, Ellen Burstyn

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  36. 2743
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    Zoran Maksimovic, Aleksandra Nikolic, Sanja Mikitišin

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  37. 2741
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    added by but chickens double d Lena Headey, Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    added by but chickens double d Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Hilary Swank

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  41. 2737
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    added by RebeccaElliott Eva LaRue, Richard Lynch, Peter Paul

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  42. 2736
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    added by jmmikkola Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen

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  43. 2735
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    added by jmmikkola Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore

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  44. 2734
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    added by mainpleine Milla Jovovich, Gus Mercurio, Brian Krause

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  45. 2733
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    Nancy Valen, Richard Mulligan, Jane Kaczmarek

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  46. 2732
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    Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry, Chris Bauer

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  47. 2731
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    August Schellenberg, Billy Drago, Michael Gross

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    Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright

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    Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Heike Makatsch

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