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 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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1363
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kiss Me Deadly

    1955 More
    11
  2. 2219
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    Down 15
    2013 More
    10
    added by: foam
  3. 906
    Up 46
    Down 22
    2007 More
    13
  4. 733
    Up 155
    Down 95
    1995 More
    14
  5. 136
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    ranked low on reranks
    A Few Good Men

    1992 More
    26
    added by: dr.navasp
  6. 188
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    often listed
    The Social Network

    2010 More
    23
  7. 905
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    2007 More
    13
  8. 1665
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    He's Just Not That Into You

    2009 More
    11
  9. 547
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    1961 More
    15
  10. 1431
    Up 37
    Down 16
    1955 More
    11
  11. 2463
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    2010 More
    10
    added by: foam
  12. 1818
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    1998 More
    11
  13. 2332
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    2009 More
    10
  14. 316
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    Down 273
    1999 More
    19
  15. 1535
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    American Wedding

    2003 More
    11
  16. 1322
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    2010 More
    12
  17. 1064
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    Not Another Teen Movie

    2001 More
    12
  18. 2434
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    1980 More
    10
    added by: dsaker
  19. 1742
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    2010 More
    11
  20. 2269
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    2002 More
    10
  21. 1253
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    1997 More
    12
  22. 1154
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    2010 More
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  23. 833
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    1999 More
    13
  24. 515
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    1995 More
    16
  25. 299
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    1996 More
    19
  26. 1881
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    1998 More
    11
  27. 2100
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    2010 More
    10
  28. 298
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    1948 More
    19
  29. 637
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    Three Colors: Blue

    1993 More
    15
  30. 1577
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    The Skin I Live In

    2011 More
    11
  31. 199
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    Rashomon

    1950 More
    23
  32. 930
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ikiru

    1952 More
    13
  33. 160
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    Seven Samurai

    1954 More
    24
  34. 128
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    Down 324
    2001 More
    27
  35. 654
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    1996 More
    15
  36. 2290
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    1997 More
    10
    added by: ProllTroll
  37. 536
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    2006 More
    16
  38. 628
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    2005 More
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  39. 843
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    2004 More
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  40. 1624
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    1994 More
    11
  41. 2543
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    2005 More
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    added by: jmmikkola
  42. 2183
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    1932 More
    10
  43. 2585
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    2012 More
    9
  44. 1641
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    2003 More
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  45. 63
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    1999 More
    36
  46. 1855
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    1994 More
    11
  47. 1604
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    often listed
    Due Date

    2010 More
    11
  48. 466
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    Down 55
    1982 More
    16
  49. 2102
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    1954 More
    10
  50. 1219
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    An American in Paris

    1951 More
    12
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