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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. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 3037

    often listed
    Pulp Fiction

    1994 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 5450
    Down 1970
    1994 More
    91
  4. 4
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    Down 1860
    1977 More
    84
  5. 5
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    Down 2039
    1994 More
    81
  6. 6
    Up 3099
    Down 1997
    1990 More
    77
  7. 7
    Up 3118
    Down 1951
    1974 More
    75
  8. 8
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    Down 2284
    2008 More
    75
  9. 9
    Up 3434
    Down 1969
    1999 More
    68
  10. 10
    Up 3301
    Down 1438

    ranked low on reranks
    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    68
  11. 11
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    Down 1807
    2000 More
    65
  12. 12
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    Down 2348

    often listed
    The Matrix

    1999 More
    64
  13. 13
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    Down 1324
    1981 More
    63
  14. 14
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    Down 1494
    1991 More
    62
  15. 15
    Up 3200
    Down 1499
    1998 More
    61
  16. 16
    Up 2862
    Down 1475
    1980 More
    61
  17. 17
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    Casablanca

    1942 More
    60
  18. 18
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    Down 1217
    1975 More
    57
  19. 19
    Up 3028
    Down 1393
    1985 More
    55
  20. 20
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    2003 More
    54
  21. 21
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    often listed
    Citizen Kane

    1941 More
    54
  22. 22
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    Down 1476
    1995 More
    54
  23. 23
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    Down 1128
    2001 More
    53
  24. 24
    Up 1759
    Down 1311
    1979 More
    50
  25. 25
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    Down 1294
    1994 More
    50
  26. 26
    Up 2322
    Down 1816
    2010 More
    50
  27. 27
    Up 1992
    Down 1218

    ranked low on reranks
    Die Hard

    1988 More
    49
  28. 28
    Up 1353
    Down 1238

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A Clockwork Orange

    1971 More
    49
  29. 29
    Up 1816
    Down 1138
    1995 More
    47
  30. 30
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    often listed
    Taxi Driver

    1976 More
    47
  31. 31
    Up 1769
    Down 1128
    1980 More
    47
  32. 32
    Up 1421
    Down 1394

    often listed
    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    46
  33. 33
    Up 2115
    Down 1904
    1997 More
    46
  34. 34
    Up 2079
    Down 1102
    1966 More
    46
  35. 35
    Up 1858
    Down 1199
    1975 More
    45
  36. 36
    Up 1560
    Down 1214
    2006 More
    44
  37. 37
    Up 1455
    Down 1090
    1960 More
    44
  38. 38
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    Down 1388
    2007 More
    44
  39. 39
    Up 1519
    Down 1100
    1946 More
    43
  40. 40
    Up 1558
    Down 1933

    often listed
    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008 More
    43
  41. 41
    Up 1862
    Down 1193
    1991 More
    43
  42. 42
    Up 1723
    Down 889
    2002 More
    42
  43. 43
    Up 1878
    Down 1105
    1984 More
    42
  44. 44
    Up 1693
    Down 970
    1976 More
    42
  45. 45
    Up 1416
    Down 1234

    often listed
    Blade Runner

    1982 More
    42
  46. 46
    Up 1220
    Down 981
    1992 More
    41
  47. 47
    Up 1247
    Down 829
    1987 More
    41
  48. 48
    Up 1709
    Down 1035
    1979 More
    41
  49. 49
    Up 1154
    Down 577
    1999 More
    41
  50. 50
    Up 1105
    Down 962

    often listed
    Fargo

    1996 More
    40
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