<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Film Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//film http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//film <![CDATA[The Greatest Action Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-action-movies
The greatest action movies of all time starring some of the best action stars to have ever fought on screen. The best action movies tend to be the ones where we get a little substance to go along with the shooting; a little banter along with the battles. This list has some of the most awesome action films of all time, and it's now up to Ranker users to vote on which of these are truly the top action movies of all time. If you're looking for some of the greatest actions movies of all time that are streaming on Netflix or Amazon, check out The Best Action Movies on Netflix Instant and The Best Action Movies On Amazon Prime

The list of greatest action movies ever has a mix of one man renegades (Die Hard), supernatural thrills (Alien), and science fiction dreams brought to reality on the big screen (Terminator, Jurassic Park). You'll even find some great comedic performances among the gun fights, smack talking, and explosions. Heck, you could probably fill a New Jersey size dump with all the stuff that gets blown up in these action films. The list covers a broad time range as well with nearly as many classic action movies making the list as newer, big budget CGI action-fest.

Don't see your favorite action movie on the list? Shoot it up there! This is a fan ranked list and if you know that the best action movie of all time hasn't been added yet, put it on there and vote it up so everyone can know that the biggest action movie of all time was actually...(this is where you fill in what you think the coolest action movie ever is). Make your voice heard and don't forget, these are action films so you're gonna have to be loud.

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Die Hard

Lethal Weapon


Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Saving Private Ryan

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The Bourne Identity

The Dark Knight

The Matrix

The Terminator

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<![CDATA[The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-movies-roger-ebert-gave-four-stars/film-snob
List of movies Roger Ebert gave four stars, ranked best to eh. This is NOT a complete list of all of Roger Ebert's four star movies. In fact, the famous critic gave nearly 1,000 movies 4-star reviews in his 46 year career writing for The Chicago Sun Times, many of which have long since dropped from the collective consciousness. So this list doesn't include all of them, but (hopefully) all of the ones you have actually heard of, plus a few that you should consider watching. If I missed any important ones, feel free to add them!

For the record, Roger Ebert was not a fan of ranked movie lists, but he did make one, once, in 2012. In alphabetical order, Roger Ebert's favorite films were:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Apocalypse Now
Citizen Kane
La Dolce Vita
The General
Raging Bull
Tokyo Story
The Tree of Life
The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars,

Forrest Gump



Pulp Fiction

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Saving Private Ryan

Schindler's List

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Dark Knight

The Godfather

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<![CDATA[The Best Movie Characters of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-movie-characters-of-all-time
List of the best movie characters of all time, ranked by film buffs and people like you. This list includes performances by some of the greatest actors of all time in classic films, epic dramas, comedies, action and superhero movies, and many other movie genres. The best characters in film are those unforgettable, magnetic people (or aliens, or self-aware machines) who command the screen. They have spoken some of the most memorable quotes in movie history in ways fans have been trying to emulate ever since. They are famous movie characters that have inspired fan fiction and fan art; iconic movie characters who have inspired fashion and pop culture; popular movie characters that kids and adults alike aspire to be like. Simply put, they are the best characters ever. Vote for your favorites.
The Best Movie Characters of All Time,


Jack Sparrow

Darth Vader
Star Wars Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi

Forrest Gump


Han Solo

Indiana Jones



James Bond

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<![CDATA[The Best Hipster Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hipster-movies/all-genre-movies-lists
Grab your mason jars, mustache comb, and ironic glasses, it’s time to rank the most hipster movies of all time! As any self-respecting hipster knows, liking anything, even a great hipster movie, is inherently uncool. That’s what makes figuring out which of these hipster films is the best especially difficult. Some may be considered among the best movies of all time, but since a real hipster could never like anything someone else does (even another hipster), it’s up to you to decide which one should be at the top.

From Lost in Translation to Garden State to anything made by Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, Royal Tenenbaums... the hipster movie list goes on), these great hipster films are fine pieces of movie making that just happen to feature characters who probably wear flannel while listening to Arcade Fire on vinyl. This list of the best hipster movies includes films that are either beloved by hipsters, or feature a hipster as one of the central characters. If your favorite hipster movie isn't on this hipster movies list, make sure to add it to the list yourself.

Despite stereotypes, the hipster subculture is about more than vintage bicycles and ironic T-shirts. They value progressive, independent thinking, and counter-culture tastes. They tend to lean towards androgyny, because classic male/female imagery is considered too mainstream and even offensive. In many ways, they are modern beatniks. If you consider yourself a hipster, then one of these films may well be your favorite movie of all time.

If you want more hipster action, check out the lamest celebrity hipster couples, the best jobs for hipsters, essential brands for your hipster lifestyle and the most hipster bands (warning: there are many).
The Best Hipster Movies,

A Clockwork Orange

Donnie Darko
Released: 2001
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Fight Club


Napoleon Dynamite

The Big Lebowski
Released: 1998
The Royal Tenenbaums
Released: 2001

(500) Days of Summer

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<![CDATA[The Best Anime Series of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-anime-series-all-time
You love anime but what tops this list of the best anime series ever made? The blanket term "anime" in the US can refer to any animation originating in Japan, and specifically differentiates a few aspects of Japanese animation from more Western styles. (This includes the Japanese propensity to feature adult themes and stories in animation, as opposed to Western "cartoons" aimed primarily at children, as well as the exaggerated, fantasy-oriented and colorful style of Japanese animated visuals.) "Anime" can refer either to animated films or TV series, furthering the confusion. (Anime is often incorrectly used to refer to Japanese comic books as well. These are actually known as "manga," though many anime series are based on or inspired by popular manga.) Check out the best anime of 2014 for newer recommendations! 

Anime TV series first found popularity outside of Japan in the 1980s and have continued to find larger and larger audiences in the West. A number of anime shows originating in Japan - such as Cowboy Bebop or Dragon Ball Z - have found enthusiastic audiences for dubbed versions in English speaking countries. (Pokemon, a series inspired by Nintendo's blockbuster series of video games, has been an ongoing hit franchise in both Japan and the US.) The anime style has grown so popular in the US, it has stared to significantly influence the style and aesthetics of American animation. Shows such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Afro Samurai and Samurai Jack have borrowed heavily from anime in terms of pacing, subject matter, and design.

This list collects the best Japanese anime TV series of all time. American series that have been influenced by anime, such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, are not included.
The Best Anime Series of All Time,

Code Geass

Death Note

Dragon Ball Z


Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Naruto Shippūden

Fairy Tail

Sword Art Online


Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin?, lit. "Advancing Giants") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated byHajime Isayama. The series began serialization in Kodansha'sBessatsu Shōnen Magazine magazine from September 2009

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Survivor Characters in Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/survivor-characters-in-film/ranker-characters
Imagine for a moment that the end has arrived. It's the apocalypse, and only the strong have survived. Who do you want standing with you? Chances are, you thought of one of these fictional survivor characters. Films champion these rugged individuals, who overcome life-threatening obstacles ranging from the natural to the man-made to the extraterrestrial. Some good survivor movie characters made it through natural disasters, while other fictional survivor roles find brave people escaping serial killers. Some of the best movie survivors have even beaten deadly illnesses.

What roles will you find on this list of the best survivor characters in film? Ellen Ripley from the Alien series is one of the most resourceful characters to ever hit the big screen. Played to perfection by Sigourney Weaver, Ripley used everything at her disposal to escape her alien enemies. The Road finds a Man and his Boy struggling to survive in a dangerous, post-apocalyptic world. John McClane from the Die Hard series is another one of the most memorable survivor characters in movies.

It's up to you to determine the greatest survivor character of them all. Vote your favorite roles to the top of this list and add any great cinematic survivors that are missing.

The Greatest Survivor Characters in Film,

Chuck Noland


Ellen Ripley

John McClane

Ted Striker

Matt Hooper



Ryan Stone

Mark Watney

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Novelist Characters in Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/novelist-characters-in-film/ranker-characters
Whether they're successful authors or beginners struggling to complete their first manuscripts, fictional novelists have captivated movie-goers for decades. These writers are found in films of all genres, from heart-pumping thrillers to screwball comedies. Some good novelist characters become swept up in mysteries while other writer characters are so consumed by writer's block that they can't write at all. A few of the most memorable novelist characters were even based on real authors.

What roles will you find on this list of the best novelist characters in the movies? Throughout Wonder Boys, Professor Grady Tripp struggles to write – and keep – the highly-anticipated follow-up to his most successful novel. Paul Sheldon, played by James Caan in Misery, is another iconic writer character who finds himself plunged into a terrifying hostage situation.

Johnny Depp has played several novelist characters. He brought Stephen King's Mort Rainey to life in Secret Window, and played Raoul Duke, the protagonist of Hunter S. Thomson's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, in the movie of the same name.

You hold creative control as you decide which fictional novelist should top this list. Vote your favorite roles up and add any great roles that are missing.

The Greatest Novelist Characters in Film,

Carrie Bradshaw

Jack Torrance

Raoul Duke

Truman Capote

Mort Rainey

T.S. Garp

Sarah Morton

Harry Block

Mavis Gary

Miles Raymond

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/pregnant-characters-in-film/ranker-characters
Parenthood is a favorite theme in movies. It makes sense, then, that some of the most memorable film characters are pregnant. But while all of these fictional women are expectant mothers, the circumstances surrounding their pregnancies couldn't be more different. Some of the best pregnant movie characters carefully planned to welcome a child into their lives, while others were surprised by an unexpected pregnancy. And one of these pregnant characters isn't a woman at all – rather, it's the male scientist played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Junior.

What other roles will you find on this list of the best pregnant characters in films? Rosemary Woodhouse, played by Mia Farrow, was thrilled when she first found out that she was pregnant in the 1968 film Rosemary's Baby. But as her belly grows, Rosemary begins to fear that something sinister may be behind her good fortune. Marge Gunderson from Fargo unravels a darkly comic conspiracy in the snowy Midwest, all while anticipating the birth of her child.

Snappy banter and a teen pregnancy made Juno MacGuff, played by Ellen Page, an iconic fictional pregnant woman when Juno was released in 2007. Other great roles that are featured on this top pregnant characters in film list include Kee from Children of Men and Ashley Johnsten from Junebug.

Which pregnant movie character should top the list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any expecting movie mothers that are missing.
The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film,

Marge Gunderson

Veronica Quaife

Alison Scott

Juno MacGuff

Kristy Briggs

Rosemary Woodhouse


Darcy Elliot Bobrucz

Dr. Alex Hesse

Mae Pollitt

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Actor Characters in Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actor-characters-in-film/ranker-characters
Actors seem to fascinate screenwriters. Not just the talented thespians who bring their creations to life on film, but the fictional figures that populate writers' screenplays as well. Movies feature multitudes of actor characters, some based on real people, some entirely made up. Several acclaimed stars have even been nominated for Academy Awards for their ability to play aspiring actors in films.

The roles included on this list of the greatest actor characters in film are shining showcases for the Hollywood elite. Take Robert Downey, Jr., for example, who has played actors on several occasions. He portrayed the legendary silent film star Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin and, later, he generated lots of laughs as the too-method method actor Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder. Norma Desmond, played by Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, is another one of the most memorable on-screen actresses. But few roles are memorable as Dustin Hoffman's award-winning turn in Tootsie. Hoffman played the struggling actor Michael Dorsey, who finally found success by pretending to be a woman named Dorothy Michaels.

Which actor character do you think should top this list? Vote your favorite roles up towards the number-one spot and add any great characters that are missing.

The Greatest Actor Characters in Film,

Baby Jane Hudson

Betty Elms

Don Lockwood

Kirk Lazarus

Margo Channing

Norma Desmond

Bob Harris

Sarah Marshall

Charlie Chaplin

Riggan Thomson

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Pirate Characters in Film]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/pirate-characters-in-film/ranker-characters
They're swashbuckling. They're bold. And they're always on the wrong side of the law. The greatest pirate characters in movies are memorable figures that audiences love – or love to hate. Some good pirate characters search for treasure on the high seas, while other fictional pirates call space their home. A few of the best pirate roles even earned Oscar nominations for the actors who played them.

What roles will you find on this list of the best pirate characters in films? Without a doubt, Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the most popular pirates to ever hit the silver screen. The actor even earned an Oscar nomination for his instantly iconic performance. His Pirates of the Caribbean co-stars Will Turner and Hector Barbossa are also fan favorites. Captain Hook and Smee keep Never Never Land on alert in all of the Peter Pan movies.

Not all pirates appear in period films. In the 2013 movie Captain Phillips, Abduwali Muse commandeered the MV Maersk Alabama and its crew. Other great roles featured on this top pirate characters in film list include Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy and Morgan Adams from Cutthroat Island.

You decide which pirate character deserves the treasured number-one position on this list. Vote your favorite fictional pirates up to the top and add any good pirate movie roles that are missing.
The Greatest Pirate Characters in Film,

"Bootstrap Bill" Turner

Captain Hook

Jack Sparrow

Davy Jones

Hector Barbossa

Long John Silver



Will Turner


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