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These are 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 greatest actors of all time.

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Blade Runner Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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12 Angry Men Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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+ - 5,908 4,762
No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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+ - 5,789 4,196
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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Gone With The Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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+ - 6,097 3,557
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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+ - 8,769 3,434
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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Slumdog Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Slumdog Millionaire Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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+ - 6,929 2,668
Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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+ - 5,145 3,782
Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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+ - 2,686 2,882
Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

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Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Rain Man Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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+ - 3,918 2,580
Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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Catch Me If You Can Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

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+ - 6,387 3,066
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

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V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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The Sound Of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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+ - 3,696 2,790
Casino is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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+ - 3,738 2,825
Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movies of All Time
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman