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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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    Halle Berry, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock

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    added by laustcawz This documentary follows the young contestants competing in the National Spelling Bee.

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    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lil' Kim, Anna Paquin

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    added by greatdanielmarcoterritorial Sweet Nightmare Diogo Infante, Catarina Furtado, George Felner

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    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas

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    added by greatdanielmarcoterritorial Naomi Watts, Emily VanCamp, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    added by MinaBaucal Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Clint Howard

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    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alexis Bledel, Ashanti

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    Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Christina Ricci

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    Kelly LeBrock, Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner

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    Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox, Fred Gwynne

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    Diane Lane, John Cusack, Christopher Plummer

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    Nancy Valen, Richard Mulligan, Jane Kaczmarek

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    Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda

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    Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, Corey Haim

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    Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry, Chris Bauer

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    Audrey Tautou, Guillaume Canet, Firmine Richard

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    new! Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Michael Gambon

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    new! Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis, Faye Dunaway

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    often listed Eliza Dushku, Jack Black, Janeane Garofalo

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    added by but chickens double d Melvin Van Peebles, John Amos, Rhetta Hughes

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    added by greatdanielmarcoterritorial Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Bill Duke

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    added by laustcawz Dan O'Herlihy, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin An attempt to bring the 'Halloween' film series back to its original vision--movies that had ...

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    Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt

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    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

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    Jack Lemmon, Amy Yasbeck, Walter Matthau

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    added by greatdanielmarcoterritorial 2 Coelhos Alessandra Negrini, Caco Ciocler, Aldine Muller

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    added by PurpleRoses16 Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Christina Ricci

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    Andrew McCarthy, Skeet Ulrich, Jonathan Silverman

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    Tia Carrere, Ally Walker, Yuji Okumoto

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    Vanessa Redgrave, Rhys Ifans, Derek Jacobi

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    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy

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    Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen

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    Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, Thelma Ritter

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    Jeremy Piven, Danny Trejo, Constance Marie

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    Don Knotts, Dick Sargent, Joan Staley

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    Patrick Dempsey, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Gail O'Grady

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    new! Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack

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    Kirsten Dunst, Kirk Douglas, Michael J. Fox

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