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 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 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 Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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  2. 2
    + 7021
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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  3. 3
    + 8819
    - 2978

    ranked low on reranks Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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  4. 4
    + 5896
    - 3332

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  5. 5
    + 7598
    - 3208

    ranked low on reranks Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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  6. 6
    + 6494
    - 3631

    Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman

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  7. 7
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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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  8. 8
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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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  9. 9
    + 5385
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    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto

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  10. 10
    + 5342
    - 2266

    ranked low on reranks Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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  11. 11
    + 4936
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    often listed Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss

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  12. 12
    + 4759
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    ranked low on reranks Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Frank Welker

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  13. 13
    + 4448
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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  14. 14
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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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  16. 16
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    often listed Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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  17. 17
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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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  18. 18
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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  19. 19
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    Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Jason Hervey

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  20. 20
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    - 1900

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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  21. 21
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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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  22. 22
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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  23. 23
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    often listed Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Alan Ladd

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  24. 24
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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  25. 25
    + 2829
    - 2012

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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  26. 26
    + 3043
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    ranked low on reranks Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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  27. 27
    + 3589
    - 3041

    often listed Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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  28. 28
    + 3259
    - 1997

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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  29. 29
    + 3356
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    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

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  30. 30
    + 3121
    - 1796

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

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  31. 31
    + 2241
    - 2117

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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  32. 32
    + 2669
    - 1957

    often listed Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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  33. 33
    + 3088
    - 1814

    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    + 2462
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    Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

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    + 3002
    - 1868

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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  36. 36
    + 3039
    - 1734

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Bill Paxton

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  37. 37
    + 2306
    - 1944

    often listed Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese

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  38. 38
    + 2603
    - 1885

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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  39. 39
    + 2328
    - 2186

    often listed Julianne Moore, Tara Reid, Jeff Bridges

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    + 2928
    - 1559

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    + 2842
    - 1571

    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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  42. 42
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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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    + 2524
    - 1085

    Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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    + 2269
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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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  45. 45
    + 2039
    - 1175

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

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    + 2762
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    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    + 2240
    - 2065

    often listed Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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    + 2092
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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young

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    ranked low on reranks Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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