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The Best Movies of All Time

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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. 2648
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    Down 5
    2013 More
    10
    added by: foam
  2. 174
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    1992 More
    23
    added by: dr.navasp
  3. 929
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    often listed
    Charlie Wilson's War

    2007 More
    12
  4. 672
    Up 112
    Down 72
    1995 More
    14
  5. 580
    Up 89
    Down 29
    1992 More
    14
  6. 186
    Up 247
    Down 373

    often listed &controversial
    The Social Network

    2010 More
    22
  7. 869
    Up 67
    Down 58

    ranked low on reranks
    Gone Baby Gone

    2007 More
    12
  8. 1562
    Up 20
    Down 35

    ranked high on reranks
    He's Just Not That Into You

    2009 More
    11
  9. 555
    Up 31
    Down 19
    1961 More
    15
  10. 1931
    Up 10
    Down 8
    1955 More
    10
  11. 2563
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    Down 9

    ranked high on reranks
    Inside Job

    2010 More
    10
    added by: foam
  12. 2285
    Up 5
    Down 18

    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Definitely, Maybe

    2008 More
    10
  13. 3181
    Up 0
    Down 8

    about to drop off
    French Kiss

    1995 More
    9
  14. 1904
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    Down 14

    ranked high on reranks
    Practical Magic

    1998 More
    10
  15. 2370
    Up 5
    Down 10
    2009 More
    10
  16. 298
    Up 267
    Down 241

    ranked high on reranks
    American Pie

    1999 More
    18
  17. 1386
    Up 10
    Down 23

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    American Wedding

    2003 More
    11
  18. 1132
    Up 30
    Down 47

    often listed
    Tron: Legacy

    2010 More
    12
  19. 1150
    Up 28
    Down 29
    2001 More
    11
  20. 3083
    Up 0
    Down 14

    often listed &about to drop off
    Raise the Titanic

    1980 More
    9
  21. 2814
    Up 6
    Down 15

    ranked low on reranks
    Raise the Titanic

    1980 More
    10
    added by: dsaker
  22. 2930
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    Down 6
    2013 More
    9
  23. 1724
    Up 29
    Down 23

    ranked high on reranks
    You Don't Know Jack

    2010 More
    11
  24. 2158
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    Down 19
    2002 More
    10
  25. 1283
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    Down 19

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    MouseHunt

    1997 More
    11
  26. 1076
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    Down 26
    2010 More
    12
  27. 786
    Up 115
    Down 71

    ranked low on reranks
    Big Daddy

    1999 More
    13
  28. 549
    Up 123
    Down 92

    ranked high on reranks
    Billy Madison

    1995 More
    15
  29. 305
    Up 242
    Down 184
    1996 More
    18
  30. 1943
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    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks
    The Waterboy

    1998 More
    10
  31. 2017
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    Down 16
    2010 More
    10
  32. 2083
    Up 3
    Down 11

    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

    1995 More
    10
  33. 317
    Up 97
    Down 82
    1948 More
    18
  34. 585
    Up 15
    Down 24

    often listed
    Three Colors: Blue

    1993 More
    14
  35. 1459
    Up 43
    Down 23
    2011 More
    11
  36. 2917
    Up 0
    Down 6
    1994 More
    9
  37. 179
    Up 196
    Down 261

    often listed
    Rashomon

    1950 More
    22
  38. 902
    Up 47
    Down 46

    ranked high on reranks
    Ikiru

    1952 More
    12
  39. 151
    Up 370
    Down 317

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seven Samurai

    1954 More
    24
  40. 2349
    Up 4
    Down 10

    Dersou Ouzala

    1975 More
    10
  41. 120
    Up 402
    Down 275

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Beautiful Mind

    2001 More
    26
  42. 600
    Up 137
    Down 82

    ranked high on reranks
    A Time to Kill

    1996 More
    14
  43. 553
    Up 148
    Down 93

    ranked high on reranks
    The Da Vinci Code

    2006 More
    15
  44. 628
    Up 74
    Down 55

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cinderella Man

    2005 More
    14
  45. 802
    Up 94
    Down 58
    2004 More
    13
  46. 1796
    Up 13
    Down 9
    1994 More
    10
  47. 2352
    Up 8
    Down 22

    ranked low on reranks
    Trouble in Paradise

    1932 More
    10
  48. 2409
    Up 4
    Down 15
    2002 More
    10
  49. 2014
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    Down 11

    about to drop off &ranked high on reranks
    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    1988 More
    10
  50. 1480
    Up 14
    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Wrong Turn

    2003 More
    11
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