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The Best Films Of All Time

The best films of all time, based on influence, originality, popularity, and personal affections.

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    #882 on the original list
    Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent Time magazine called it the worst movie of 2012, but I'm calling it the best movie ever made.  It's about as polarizing a movie as there is; you either love it or you hate it.  It's often

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    #17 on the original list
    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre "We'll always have Paris."  Most of us weren't even alive when this came out, but it's stood the test of time and continues to rank high on best ever lists.  I have it at number 2

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    #15 on the original list
    Chris Isaak, Dan Butler, Kasi Lemmons Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter might have the best on-screen chemistry in history.  This is their greatest scene together- one in which Dr. Lecter really probes the depths of Clarice's

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    #210 on the original list
    Robert Duvall, Peter Finch, Ken Kercheval Network is another film that had multiple actors at the top of their game.  Five of them were nominated for Academy Awards, five- simply incredible.  Here we see Ned Beatty go off on a

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    #14 on the original list
    Michael Sheen, Al Hunter Ashton, Russell Crowe Gladiator has one of the strongest endings of any historical fiction.  The emotions, the music; the epic conclusion of a man who fell from grace, only to rise from the ashes in the name of

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    #1011 on the original list
    Harry Morgan, Paul Hartman, Spencer Tracy The title comes from a passage in the Bible, so it's not an atheist manifesto.  It's a high-brow courtroom drama about the battle between science and religion during the 1925 Scopes Trial. 

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    #130 on the original list
    Claudia Cardinale, Lionel Stander, Henry Fonda This is just beautiful.  I don't normally rank westerns among my favorites, but this one gets an easy pass.  It has an ethereal atmosphere with unforgettable music, perfectly-casted

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    #88 on the original list
    Abraham Murphy, Tom Hulce, Simon Callow

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    #274 on the original list
    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    #110 on the original list
    Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Charlton Heston

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    #287 on the original list
    Kim Hunter, Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando

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    #4 on the original list
    Carrie Fisher, Denis Lawson, Harrison Ford

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    #5 on the original list
    Haley Joel Osment, Gary Sinise, Bobby Richardson

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    #94 on the original list
    Anna Lee, Maria von Trapp, Debbie Turner

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    #9 on the original list
    Jared Leto, Zach Grenier, Kevin Scott Mack

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    #31 on the original list
    Bernard Hill, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane

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    #37 on the original list
    Donna Reed, Charles Lane, Gloria Grahame

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    #1391 on the original list
    Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Merritt Wever

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    #11 on the original list
    Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster

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    #1856 on the original list
    George Clooney, Ed Harris, Sandra Bullock

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    #114 on the original list
    Ariadna Gil, Maribel Verdú, Sergi López i Ayats

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    #532 on the original list
    John Williams, Charles Laughton, Bert Stevens

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    #138 on the original list
    Madeleine Stowe, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Frank Gorshin

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    #2821 on the original list
    Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, John Matthews

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    #2 on the original list
    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Griffin

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    #310 on the original list
    Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Jean Reno

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    #22 on the original list
    Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Orson Welles

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    #26 on the original list
    Ken Watanabe, Tom Berenger, Ellen Page

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    #23 on the original list
    Brian Cox, Ian Bannen, Brendan Gleeson

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    #3 on the original list
    James Whitmore, Paul McCrane, Bob Gunton

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    #87 on the original list
    Kathy Najimy, Jeff Garlin, Andrew Stanton

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    #24 on the original list
    Laurence Fishburne, Robert Duvall, Jim Gaines

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    #6 on the original list
    Gary Oldman, Anthony Michael Hall, Heath Ledger

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    #65 on the original list
    Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Moira Kelly

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    #54 on the original list
    Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Ed Begley

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    #27 on the original list
    Reg E. Cathey, Kevin Spacey, Richard Schiff

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    #46 on the original list
    Edward James Olmos, Sean Young, M. Emmet Walsh

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    #3959 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Kenneth Ives

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    #165 on the original list
    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Maury Chaykin

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    #79 on the original list
    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Minnie Driver

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    #1086 on the original list
    Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, Tye Sheridan

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    #938 on the original list
    Maggie Cheung, Chen Daoming, Donnie Yen

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    #59 on the original list
    Mena Suvari, Barry Del Sherman, Annette Bening

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    #464 on the original list
    George Segal, Sandy Dennis, Elizabeth Taylor

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    #89 on the original list
    John Hurt, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea

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    #55 on the original list
    Don Rickles, Tim Allen, Jim Varney

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    #45 on the original list
    Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Kiley

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    #571 on the original list
    Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey

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    #1534 on the original list
    Harriet Andersson, Ulla Jacobsson, Sigge Fürst

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