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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. 1451
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      Kiss Me Deadly

      1955 More
      11
    2. 2525
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      2013 More
      10
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    3. 173
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      1992 More
      23
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    4. 921
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      Charlie Wilson's War

      2007 More
      13
    5. 729
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      1995 More
      14
    6. 579
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      1992 More
      15
    7. 183
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      The Social Network

      2010 More
      23
    8. 909
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      2007 More
      13
    9. 1673
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      2009 More
      11
    10. 539
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      1961 More
      15
    11. 1427
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      Down 16
      1955 More
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    12. 2492
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    13. 1785
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      1998 More
      11
    14. 2354
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      2009 More
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    15. 312
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      1999 More
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    16. 1601
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      2003 More
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    17. 1323
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      Tron: Legacy

      2010 More
      12
    18. 1068
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      2001 More
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    19. 2531
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      1980 More
      10
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    20. 1647
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      2010 More
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    21. 2328
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      2002 More
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    22. 1289
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      1997 More
      12
    23. 1127
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    24. 820
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      1999 More
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    25. 504
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      1995 More
      16
    26. 293
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      1996 More
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    27. 1880
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      1998 More
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    28. 2066
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      2010 More
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    29. 289
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      Bicycle Thieves

      1948 More
      19
    30. 636
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      Three Colors: Blue

      1993 More
      15
    31. 1546
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      2011 More
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    32. 190
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      Rashomon

      1950 More
      23
    33. 931
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      1952 More
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    34. 158
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      1954 More
      25
    35. 133
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      2001 More
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    36. 656
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      1996 More
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    37. 527
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      2006 More
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    38. 623
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      2005 More
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    39. 836
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      2004 More
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    40. 1593
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      1994 More
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    41. 2265
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      1932 More
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    42. 2594
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      2012 More
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    43. 1708
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      2003 More
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    44. 62
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      American Beauty

      1999 More
      37
    45. 1801
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      1994 More
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    46. 1655
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      Due Date

      2010 More
      11
    47. 453
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      Down 49
      1982 More
      16
    48. 1946
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      Down 11
      1954 More
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    49. 1265
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      An American in Paris

      1951 More
      12
    50. 367
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      My Fair Lady

      1964 More
      17
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