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 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. 3786
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    Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat, Maria Schell

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  2. 3785
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    Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Mark Wahlberg

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  3. 3784
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    Lou Antonio, John Marley, Frank Wolff

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  4. 3783
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    Tia Carrere, Ally Walker, Yuji Okumoto

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  5. 3782
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    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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  6. 3781
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    Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland, Andrew McCarthy

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  7. 3780
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    Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani, Ryan O'Neal

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  8. 3779
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    Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

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  9. 3778
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    Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

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  10. 3777
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    added by jmmikkola Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Mary Steenburgen

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  11. 3776
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    Tom Berenger, Ellen Barkin, Joe Pantoliano

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  12. 3775
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    Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau

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  13. 3774
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    Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams

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  14. 3773
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    Eric Christmas, Cyril O'Reilly, Nancy Parsons

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  15. 3772
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    Jim Caviezel, Dennis Quaid, Michael Cera

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  16. 3771
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    Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors

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  17. 3770
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    Geoffrey Rush, John Gielgud, Lynn Redgrave

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  18. 3769
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    added by minna05 Demi Moore, Michael Douglas, Donald Sutherland

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  19. 3768
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    Pauly Shore, Frank Welker, Wallace Shawn

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  20. 3767
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    Judy Garland, James Mason, Charles Bickford

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  21. 3766
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    often listed & added by laustcawz Winona Ryder, Roberto Benigni, Giancarlo Esposito

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  22. 3765
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    added by minna05 Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

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  23. 3764
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    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, George Carlin

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  24. 3763
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    added by wdunn02 Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Barbara Hershey

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  27. 3760
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    added by kingbee63 Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Richard Johnson

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    added by jmmikkola Bang Rajang (Blood of warriors)

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  29. 3758
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    added by greatdanielmarcoterritorial Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Bobby Cannavale

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  30. 3757
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    Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

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  31. 3756
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    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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  32. 3755
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    Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen

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    Jerry Lewis, Tony Curtis, Thelma Ritter

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  34. 3753
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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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  37. 3750
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    Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack

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    Kirsten Dunst, Kirk Douglas, Michael J. Fox

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    Isabella Rossellini, Filippo Timi, Alba Rohrwacher

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  40. 3747
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    Kelly Preston, Patrick Dempsey

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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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    Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Griffith

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    Kristin Kreuk, Alex Lifeson, Colin Mochrie

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    Penélope Cruz, Claudia Gerini, Sergio Castellitto

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    Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Kirsten Dunst

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  47. 3740
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    Patrick Dempsey, Alan Arkin, Annabeth Gish

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    Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Mylène Jampanoï

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    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Gale Sondergaard

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    Jessica Biel, Kat Dennings, Isla Fisher

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