Rank   Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.4/10 (5746 votes)
2Schindler's List (1993) 8.4/10 (7317 votes)
3Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.4/10 (7063 votes)
4Star Wars (1977) 8.3/10 (10129 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.3/10 (5394 votes)
6Citizen Kane (1941) 8.3/10 (4517 votes)
7One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.2/10 (5422 votes)
8Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.2/10 (6198 votes)
9Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.1/10 (7763 votes)
10Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.1/10 (2900 votes)
11Rear Window (1954) 8.1/10 (3141 votes)
12Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.1/10 (8532 votes)
13L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.1/10 (3048 votes)
14Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.0/10 (4147 votes)
15North by Northwest (1959) 8.0/10 (2812 votes)
16Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.0/10 (6894 votes)
17Psycho (1960) 8.0/10 (3550 votes)
18Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.0/10 (8816 votes)
19To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 7.9/10 (2392 votes)
20Taxi Driver (1976) 7.9/10 (2935 votes)
21It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 7.9/10 (3535 votes)
22Vertigo (1958) 7.9/10 (2491 votes)
23Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.9/10 (2333 votes)
2412 Angry Men (1957) 7.9/10 (1876 votes)
25Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 7.9/10 (2453 votes)
26Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 7.9/10 (1792 votes)
27Truman Show, The (1998) 7.9/10 (1169 votes)
28GoodFellas (1990) 7.9/10 (3546 votes)
29Sting, The (1973) 7.8/10 (1997 votes)
30Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974) 7.8/10 (5243 votes)
31Blade Runner (1982) 7.8/10 (6963 votes)
32Raging Bull (1980) 7.8/10 (1489 votes)
33Apocalypse Now (1979) 7.8/10 (4737 votes)
34Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 7.8/10 (1682 votes)
35Wrong Trousers, The (1993) 7.8/10 (1856 votes)
36Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 7.8/10 (2979 votes)
37Amadeus (1984) 7.8/10 (4069 votes)
38Glory (1989) 7.8/10 (1878 votes)
39African Queen, The (1951) 7.8/10 (1615 votes)
40Alien (1979) 7.8/10 (4965 votes)
41Braveheart (1995) 7.8/10 (6536 votes)
42Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.8/10 (6811 votes)
43Third Man, The (1949) 7.8/10 (1245 votes)
44Reservoir Dogs (1992) 7.7/10 (4215 votes)
45Princess Bride, The (1987) 7.7/10 (5245 votes)
46Singin' in the Rain (1952) 7.7/10 (1449 votes)
47Chinatown (1974) 7.7/10 (1718 votes)
48Fargo (1996) 7.7/10 (4668 votes)
49Shichinin no samurai (1954) 7.7/10 (1061 votes)
50Boot, Das (1981) 7.7/10 (1542 votes)
51Some Like It Hot (1959) 7.7/10 (1512 votes)
522001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 7.7/10 (5354 votes)
53Aliens (1986) 7.7/10 (5397 votes)
54As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.7/10 (2323 votes)
55Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (5542 votes)
56Ran (1985) 7.7/10 (977 votes)
57Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 7.7/10 (4289 votes)
58Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 7.7/10 (834 votes)
59Great Escape, The (1963) 7.7/10 (1272 votes)
60Graduate, The (1967) 7.7/10 (2259 votes)
61Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 7.6/10 (827 votes)
62Modern Times (1936) 7.6/10 (878 votes)
63Duck Soup (1933) 7.6/10 (838 votes)
64Léon (1994) 7.6/10 (2117 votes)
65Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 7.6/10 (1272 votes)
66Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 7.6/10 (848 votes)
67Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.6/10 (1672 votes)
68Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.6/10 (1660 votes)
69Double Indemnity (1944) 7.6/10 (607 votes)
70Titanic (1997) 7.6/10 (5139 votes)
71Annie Hall (1977) 7.6/10 (1768 votes)
72Ben-Hur (1959) 7.6/10 (1612 votes)
73Rashomon (1950) 7.6/10 (704 votes)
74Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.6/10 (1072 votes)
75Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.6/10 (1050 votes)
76Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.6/10 (5157 votes)
77Se7en (1995) 7.6/10 (4466 votes)
78Henry V (1989) 7.6/10 (1213 votes)
79Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.6/10 (1618 votes)
80Manhattan (1979) 7.6/10 (1037 votes)
81Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.6/10 (2553 votes)
82Rebecca (1940) 7.6/10 (797 votes)
83Sling Blade (1996) 7.6/10 (1889 votes)
84Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.5/10 (565 votes)
85Stand by Me (1986) 7.5/10 (2436 votes)
86Gandhi (1982) 7.5/10 (1642 votes)
87Die Hard (1988) 7.5/10 (4710 votes)
88Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.5/10 (1344 votes)
89Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.5/10 (1338 votes)
90Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.5/10 (960 votes)
91Shining, The (1980) 7.5/10 (2734 votes)
92Contact (1997/I) 7.5/10 (2820 votes)
93In the Name of the Father (1993) 7.5/10 (1241 votes)
94Notorious (1946) 7.5/10 (676 votes)
95Brazil (1985) 7.5/10 (3279 votes)
96Rain Man (1988) 7.5/10 (4107 votes)
97Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.5/10 (786 votes)
98High Noon (1952) 7.5/10 (917 votes)
99Metropolis (1926) 7.5/10 (955 votes)
100Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.5/10 (1312 votes)

Top 101 - 250

101Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.5/10 (1636 votes)
102Touch of Evil (1958) 7.5/10 (644 votes)
103Close Shave, A (1995) 7.5/10 (1173 votes)
104Toy Story (1995) 7.5/10 (4025 votes)
105Dead Poets Society (1989) 7.5/10 (4875 votes)
106Jaws (1975) 7.5/10 (3521 votes)
107Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.5/10 (920 votes)
108Terminator, The (1984) 7.5/10 (4675 votes)
109On the Waterfront (1954) 7.5/10 (768 votes)
110Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.5/10 (5940 votes)
111Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.5/10 (653 votes)
112Patton (1970) 7.5/10 (984 votes)
113Much Ado About Nothing (1993) 7.5/10 (1922 votes)
114Full Monty, The (1997) 7.5/10 (2253 votes)
115Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7.5/10 (634 votes)
116Fantasia (1940) 7.5/10 (1627 votes)
117Unforgiven (1992) 7.5/10 (2292 votes)
118Conversation, The (1974) 7.5/10 (622 votes)
119Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.5/10 (618 votes)
120Heavenly Creatures (1994) 7.5/10 (995 votes)
121Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.5/10 (2434 votes)
122Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.5/10 (1157 votes)
123Life of Brian (1979) 7.5/10 (2874 votes)
124Untouchables, The (1987) 7.4/10 (2174 votes)
125Platoon (1986) 7.4/10 (2219 votes)
126Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.4/10 (854 votes)
127Clerks (1994) 7.4/10 (2561 votes)
128Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.4/10 (907 votes)
129Delicatessen (1991) 7.4/10 (1217 votes)
130My Fair Lady (1964) 7.4/10 (1187 votes)
131Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.4/10 (1252 votes)
132Forrest Gump (1994) 7.4/10 (6845 votes)
133MASH (1970) 7.4/10 (1528 votes)
134Nikita (1990) 7.4/10 (1198 votes)
135Witness (1985) 7.4/10 (2102 votes)
136C'era una volta il west (1969) 7.4/10 (797 votes)
137Back to the Future (1985) 7.4/10 (6076 votes)
138Player, The (1992) 7.4/10 (1782 votes)
139Roman Holiday (1953) 7.4/10 (624 votes)
140Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.4/10 (975 votes)
1418 1/2 (1963) 7.4/10 (651 votes)
142Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.4/10 (1038 votes)
143Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.4/10 (3447 votes)
144Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.4/10 (672 votes)
145Spartacus (1960) 7.4/10 (956 votes)
146Lone Star (1996) 7.4/10 (1160 votes)
147Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.4/10 (2218 votes)
148Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) 7.4/10 (1017 votes)
149Little Big Man (1970) 7.4/10 (840 votes)
150Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) 7.4/10 (828 votes)
151Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.4/10 (4665 votes)
152Trainspotting (1996) 7.4/10 (3102 votes)
153Blues Brothers, The (1980) 7.4/10 (4076 votes)
154Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.4/10 (764 votes)
155Field of Dreams (1989) 7.4/10 (2474 votes)
156Birds, The (1963) 7.4/10 (1520 votes)
157Himmel über Berlin, Der (1987) 7.4/10 (764 votes)
158Dial M for Murder (1954) 7.4/10 (713 votes)
159Papillon (1973) 7.4/10 (810 votes)
160Sense and Sensibility (1995) 7.4/10 (1624 votes)
161Being There (1979) 7.4/10 (1061 votes)
162Apollo 13 (1995) 7.4/10 (4675 votes)
163Hamlet (1996) 7.4/10 (1136 votes)
164This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.4/10 (1279 votes)
165Apartment, The (1960) 7.4/10 (400 votes)
166Doctor Zhivago (1965) 7.4/10 (1045 votes)
167Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.3/10 (1177 votes)
168Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.3/10 (2634 votes)
169Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.3/10 (655 votes)
170Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.3/10 (919 votes)
171Aladdin (1992) 7.3/10 (2272 votes)
172Once Were Warriors (1994) 7.3/10 (688 votes)
173Airplane! (1980) 7.3/10 (2530 votes)
174Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.3/10 (654 votes)
175Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) 7.3/10 (927 votes)
176Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.3/10 (1097 votes)
177When Harry Met Sally... (1989) 7.3/10 (3020 votes)
178Ed Wood (1994) 7.3/10 (1367 votes)
179Blood Simple (1984) 7.3/10 (715 votes)
180Sound of Music, The (1965) 7.3/10 (1849 votes)
181Mary Poppins (1964) 7.3/10 (1264 votes)
182All the President's Men (1976) 7.3/10 (1005 votes)
183Few Good Men, A (1992) 7.3/10 (2208 votes)
184Goldfinger (1964) 7.3/10 (1617 votes)
185Raising Arizona (1987) 7.3/10 (2041 votes)
186Hunt for Red October, The (1990) 7.3/10 (3689 votes)
187Dangerous Liaisons (1988) 7.3/10 (1560 votes)
188Breaking the Waves (1996) 7.3/10 (743 votes)
189Jean de Florette (1986) 7.3/10 (567 votes)
190Postino, Il (1994) 7.3/10 (1259 votes)
191Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) 7.3/10 (1384 votes)
192Sunset Blvd. (1950) 7.3/10 (792 votes)
193True Romance (1993) 7.3/10 (2083 votes)
194Awakenings (1990) 7.3/10 (1357 votes)
195Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.3/10 (927 votes)
196Mitt liv som hund (1985) 7.3/10 (475 votes)
197Smoke (1995) 7.3/10 (1013 votes)
198Deliverance (1972) 7.3/10 (1062 votes)
199Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.3/10 (627 votes)
200Gallipoli (1981) 7.3/10 (648 votes)
201Midnight Run (1988) 7.3/10 (1100 votes)
202West Side Story (1961) 7.3/10 (1231 votes)
203American Graffiti (1973) 7.3/10 (1329 votes)
204Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) 7.3/10 (810 votes)
205Ice Storm, The (1997) 7.3/10 (593 votes)
206Room with a View, A (1986) 7.3/10 (1032 votes)
207Groundhog Day (1993) 7.3/10 (3170 votes)
208Trzy kolory: Bialy (1994) 7.3/10 (530 votes)
209Producers, The (1968) 7.3/10 (623 votes)
210Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.3/10 (942 votes)
211French Connection, The (1971) 7.3/10 (894 votes)
212What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) 7.3/10 (1202 votes)
213Blazing Saddles (1974) 7.3/10 (1578 votes)
214Leaving Las Vegas (1995) 7.3/10 (1620 votes)
215Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) 7.3/10 (1615 votes)
216My Left Foot (1989) 7.3/10 (841 votes)
217E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.3/10 (4024 votes)
218Magnificent Seven, The (1960) 7.3/10 (771 votes)
219Short Cuts (1993) 7.3/10 (971 votes)
220Dances with Wolves (1990) 7.3/10 (3058 votes)
221Jungle Book, The (1967) 7.3/10 (894 votes)
222Name der Rose, Der (1986) 7.2/10 (1326 votes)
223Akira (1988) 7.2/10 (954 votes)
224Cabaret (1972) 7.2/10 (571 votes)
225Ten Commandments, The (1956) 7.2/10 (888 votes)
226Heat (1995) 7.2/10 (2389 votes)
227Blue Velvet (1986) 7.2/10 (1669 votes)
228Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.2/10 (816 votes)
229Shine (1996) 7.2/10 (1767 votes)
230In the Line of Fire (1993) 7.2/10 (1597 votes)
231Babe (1995) 7.2/10 (2140 votes)
232Casino (1995) 7.2/10 (1371 votes)
233Harold and Maude (1971) 7.2/10 (957 votes)
234Lethal Weapon (1987) 7.2/10 (1573 votes)
235Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) 7.2/10 (3063 votes)
236Grand Day Out, A (1992) 7.2/10 (510 votes)
237Say Anything... (1989) 7.2/10 (877 votes)
238Game, The (1997) 7.2/10 (1549 votes)
239Chasing Amy (1997) 7.2/10 (2075 votes)
240Big Lebowski, The (1998) 7.2/10 (857 votes)
241JFK (1991) 7.2/10 (1838 votes)
242Quiz Show (1994) 7.2/10 (1513 votes)
243Donnie Brasco (1997) 7.2/10 (1281 votes)
244Driving Miss Daisy (1989) 7.2/10 (910 votes)
245Lady and the Tramp (1955) 7.2/10 (872 votes)
246Shallow Grave (1994) 7.2/10 (945 votes)
247Last Emperor, The (1987) 7.2/10 (1247 votes)
248Lion King, The (1994) 7.2/10 (2639 votes)
249Breakfast Club, The (1985) 7.2/10 (2229 votes)
250Paris, Texas (1984) 7.2/10 (682 votes)

To take part in our poll see the options at the bottom of each title page or see the weekly ballot. The formula for calculating the top 250 films gives a true Bayesian estimate:

 weighted rank (WR) = (v  (v+m))  R + (m  (v+m))  C

 where:
  R = average for the movie (mean) = (Rating)
  v = number of votes for the movie = (votes)
  m = minimum votes required to be listed in the top 250 (currently 400)
  C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 7.020)

 note: for this top 250, only votes from regular voters are considered.