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Every Single Movie On Rotten Tomatoes With 100% Approval, Ranked

Updated April 16, 2021 41.3k votes 5.6k voters 124.0k views44 items

List RulesVote up the movies that most warrant the perfect score.

There are more 100% fresh movies on Rotten Tomatoes than you might think. Sure, some people think Rotten Tomatoes is bad and some of these top-rated flicks don't have a lot of reviews to guarantee their perfection, but you can bet they're among the best movies on Rotten Tomatoes. Some of them are more modern blockbusters like The Terminator and Toy Story, but many are classic films you probably haven't seen, but should. After all, who doesn't need more Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin in their lives?

Don't forget that while you're perusing some of the best reviewed Rotten Tomatoes movies on this list, there are also plenty of stinkers that earned themselves a big fat 0% on the popular aggregate site. Earning a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes doesn't guarantee success at the box office, or reserve a spot among the best movies of all time. But, each and every one of these films is a critical favorite that deserves at least a few hours of your time.

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    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more

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    The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James...  more

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    Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more

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    12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by...  more

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    Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring...  more

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    Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions...  more

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    #33 of 206 Musical Movies With the Best Songs#21 of 77 The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

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    Frankenstein is a 1931 horror monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and...  more

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    Scarface is a 1932 American film starring Paul Muni, produced by Howard Hughes and Howard...  more

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    Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written...  more

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    The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by...  more

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    Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley...  more

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    Seven Samurai is a 1954 Japanese Jidaigeki adventure film co-written, edited, and directed by...  more

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    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is an American dramatic adventurous neo-western written and...  more

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    #48 of 401 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#380 of 557 The Best Film Scores Of All Time

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    Modern Times is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic...  more

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    All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic film based on the Erich Maria Remarque...  more

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    #227 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#39 of 45 The Most Controversial Movies of All Time

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    The Odd Couple is a 1968 American black comedy film written by Neil Simon, based on his play...  more

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    #409 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#14 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s

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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and...  more

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    #283 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#11 of 13 The 13 Most Influential Plot Twists In Cinema History

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    Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror film, the first sequel to Frankenstein. Bride...  more

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    #26 of 105 The Best Horror Movie Sequels#42 of 51 The Greatest Classic Sci-Fi Movies

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    The 400 Blows is a 1959 French drama film, the debut by director François Truffaut; it stars...  more

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    The Grapes of Wrath is a 1940 drama film directed by John Ford. It was based on John...  more

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    #68 of 173 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#50 of 380 The Best Movies Based On Books

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    Searching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993...  more

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    #337 of 440 Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s#125 of 152 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor,...  more

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    #29 of 43 30+ Very Preppy Movies with the Preppiest Characters#36 of 135 The Best Movies Based On Plays

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    All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and...  more

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    #30 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#472 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    Paddington 2

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    Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Greta Gerwig. The adventures of a...  more

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