Rank    Title
1Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.7/10 (15877 votes)
2Godfather, The (1972) 8.7/10 (12028 votes)
3Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (20809 votes)
4Schindler's List (1993) 8.7/10 (14880 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.6/10 (10102 votes)
6Citizen Kane (1941) 8.6/10 (8386 votes)
7One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.5/10 (10435 votes)
8Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.5/10 (6021 votes)
9Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.5/10 (3496 votes)
10Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (17344 votes)
11Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (13620 votes)
12Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.5/10 (7754 votes)
13Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.5/10 (9735 votes)
14Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10 (5489 votes)
15Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.4/10 (15143 votes)
16Psycho (1960) 8.4/10 (7398 votes)
17North by Northwest (1959) 8.4/10 (5203 votes)
1812 Angry Men (1957) 8.4/10 (3560 votes)
19Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.3/10 (13909 votes)
20Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (6307 votes)
21Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.3/10 (4319 votes)
22Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.3/10 (2045 votes)
23To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (4465 votes)
24American History X (1998) 8.3/10 (2338 votes)
25Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (4820 votes)
26GoodFellas (1990) 8.3/10 (7731 votes)
27Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (5622 votes)
28L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (9527 votes)
29It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.3/10 (6322 votes)
30Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.2/10 (17535 votes)
31Boot, Das (1981) 8.2/10 (3119 votes)
32Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (3050 votes)
33Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.2/10 (3191 votes)
34Sting, The (1973) 8.2/10 (3755 votes)
35Paths of Glory (1957) 8.2/10 (991 votes)
36All About Eve (1950) 8.2/10 (1089 votes)
37Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (2793 votes)
38Wrong Trousers, The (1993) 8.2/10 (3075 votes)
39Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (3244 votes)
40Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.2/10 (9446 votes)
41Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (3452 votes)
42Third Man, The (1949) 8.2/10 (2203 votes)
43Ran (1985) 8.2/10 (1590 votes)
44Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.2/10 (1832 votes)
45How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.1/10 (1230 votes)
46Léon (1994) 8.1/10 (4731 votes)
47Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.1/10 (5914 votes)
48Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.1/10 (2323 votes)
49Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.1/10 (8358 votes)
50M (1931) 8.1/10 (925 votes)
51Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (1645 votes)
52Glory (1989) 8.1/10 (3576 votes)
53Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 8.1/10 (14292 votes)
54Festen (1998) 8.1/10 (800 votes)
55Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (1278 votes)
56Shakespeare in Love (1998) 8.1/10 (4965 votes)
57Great Escape, The (1963) 8.1/10 (2383 votes)
58Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (12605 votes)
59Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.1/10 (2645 votes)
60Rashomon (1950) 8.1/10 (1243 votes)
61Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (13048 votes)
62Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.1/10 (9192 votes)
63Duck Soup (1933) 8.1/10 (1493 votes)
64Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (6878 votes)
652001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (10311 votes)
66On the Waterfront (1954) 8.1/10 (1530 votes)
67Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (1465 votes)
68Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 8.1/10 (1308 votes)
69Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (8345 votes)
70Touch of Evil (1958) 8.1/10 (1478 votes)
71Alien (1979) 8.0/10 (9111 votes)
72Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.0/10 (8397 votes)
73African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (2541 votes)
74Lola rennt (1998) 8.0/10 (810 votes)
75Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (3041 votes)
76City Lights (1931) 8.0/10 (671 votes)
77Rebecca (1940) 8.0/10 (1419 votes)
78Modern Times (1936) 8.0/10 (1443 votes)
79Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (10438 votes)
80Great Dictator, The (1940) 8.0/10 (1182 votes)
81Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 8.0/10 (2257 votes)
82Graduate, The (1967) 8.0/10 (4191 votes)
83Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.0/10 (1548 votes)
84Central do Brasil (1998) 8.0/10 (895 votes)
85Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 8.0/10 (1677 votes)
86General, The (1927) 8.0/10 (527 votes)
87Good Will Hunting (1997) 8.0/10 (8620 votes)
88Shining, The (1980) 8.0/10 (5653 votes)
89Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.0/10 (846 votes)
90Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 8.0/10 (1290 votes)
91Notorious (1946) 8.0/10 (1239 votes)
92Deer Hunter, The (1978) 8.0/10 (3200 votes)
93Ben-Hur (1959) 8.0/10 (2915 votes)
94Fargo (1996) 8.0/10 (10642 votes)
95Simple Plan, A (1998) 8.0/10 (1774 votes)
96Full Metal Jacket (1987) 8.0/10 (5263 votes)
97Big Sleep, The (1946) 8.0/10 (1420 votes)
98Manhattan (1979) 8.0/10 (1847 votes)
99Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (527 votes)
100High Noon (1952) 8.0/10 (1596 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.9/10 (926 votes)
102It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (781 votes)
103Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.9/10 (1896 votes)
104Henry V (1989) 7.9/10 (1935 votes)
105Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.9/10 (2662 votes)
106Patton (1970) 7.9/10 (1873 votes)
107Sling Blade (1996) 7.9/10 (3689 votes)
108Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.9/10 (1766 votes)
109Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (1163 votes)
110Truman Show, The (1998) 7.9/10 (9017 votes)
111Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.9/10 (1003 votes)
112Apartment, The (1960) 7.9/10 (926 votes)
113Close Shave, A (1995) 7.9/10 (1817 votes)
114Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7.9/10 (1050 votes)
115C'era una volta il west (1969) 7.9/10 (1293 votes)
116Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.9/10 (2857 votes)
117Metropolis (1927) 7.9/10 (1612 votes)
118Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.9/10 (1594 votes)
119Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.9/10 (1145 votes)
120Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.9/10 (543 votes)
121Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.9/10 (920 votes)
122Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.9/10 (707 votes)
123Rushmore (1998) 7.9/10 (1785 votes)
124Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.9/10 (717 votes)
125His Girl Friday (1940) 7.9/10 (656 votes)
126Conversation, The (1974) 7.9/10 (1131 votes)
127Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.9/10 (608 votes)
128Brazil (1985) 7.9/10 (5420 votes)
129Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.9/10 (524 votes)
130Se7en (1995) 7.9/10 (9970 votes)
131As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.9/10 (7076 votes)
132Roman Holiday (1953) 7.9/10 (1106 votes)
133Bug's Life, A (1998) 7.9/10 (2703 votes)
134All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.9/10 (575 votes)
135Stand by Me (1986) 7.9/10 (4602 votes)
136Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.8/10 (435 votes)
137Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) 7.8/10 (5849 votes)
138Strada, La (1954) 7.8/10 (432 votes)
139Yojinbo (1961) 7.8/10 (460 votes)
140Delicatessen (1991) 7.8/10 (2024 votes)
141Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (761 votes)
142Amarcord (1974) 7.8/10 (470 votes)
143Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (2913 votes)
144Searchers, The (1956) 7.8/10 (838 votes)
145Gandhi (1982) 7.8/10 (2808 votes)
146Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.8/10 (9876 votes)
147Clerks (1994) 7.8/10 (5040 votes)
148South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.8/10 (1228 votes)
149Fugitive, The (1993) 7.8/10 (10508 votes)
150Jaws (1975) 7.8/10 (6292 votes)
151Go (1999) 7.8/10 (1144 votes)
152Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 7.8/10 (1093 votes)
1538 1/2 (1963) 7.8/10 (1070 votes)
154Heavenly Creatures (1994) 7.8/10 (1842 votes)
155Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) 7.8/10 (1515 votes)
156Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.8/10 (802 votes)
157Life of Brian (1979) 7.8/10 (5097 votes)
158Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.8/10 (556 votes)
159Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.8/10 (2289 votes)
160Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.8/10 (1842 votes)
161Platoon (1986) 7.8/10 (4186 votes)
162Harvey (1950) 7.8/10 (738 votes)
163Au revoir les enfants (1987) 7.8/10 (533 votes)
164Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.8/10 (1557 votes)
165My Fair Lady (1964) 7.8/10 (2101 votes)
166Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.8/10 (1912 votes)
167In the Name of the Father (1993) 7.8/10 (2206 votes)
168Jean de Florette (1986) 7.8/10 (958 votes)
169Elizabeth (1998) 7.8/10 (2081 votes)
170Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.8/10 (1574 votes)
171Charade (1963) 7.8/10 (683 votes)
172Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.8/10 (4481 votes)
173Himmel über Berlin, Der (1987) 7.8/10 (1264 votes)
174Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.8/10 (3224 votes)
175Rain Man (1988) 7.8/10 (7259 votes)
176Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.8/10 (1126 votes)
177Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.8/10 (1541 votes)
178October Sky (1999) 7.8/10 (603 votes)
179Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.8/10 (1215 votes)
180Spartacus (1960) 7.8/10 (1862 votes)
181Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (4079 votes)
182This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.8/10 (2373 votes)
183Election (1999) 7.8/10 (989 votes)
184Dead Poets Society (1989) 7.7/10 (8948 votes)
185Die Hard (1988) 7.7/10 (8820 votes)
186Spanish Prisoner, The (1997) 7.7/10 (1342 votes)
187Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (2060 votes)
18839 Steps, The (1935) 7.7/10 (649 votes)
189Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.7/10 (472 votes)
190Manon des sources (1986) 7.7/10 (623 votes)
191Stalag 17 (1953) 7.7/10 (502 votes)
192Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (4063 votes)
193Waking Ned Devine (1998) 7.7/10 (1023 votes)
194Haunting, The (1963) 7.7/10 (408 votes)
195Hamlet (1996) 7.7/10 (2179 votes)
196Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.7/10 (11685 votes)
197Being There (1979) 7.7/10 (1748 votes)
198Much Ado About Nothing (1993) 7.7/10 (3179 votes)
199Shall We Dansu? (1996) 7.7/10 (561 votes)
200Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (458 votes)
201Doctor Zhivago (1965) 7.7/10 (1781 votes)
202Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.7/10 (1636 votes)
203Nikita (1990) 7.7/10 (2177 votes)
204Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.7/10 (2085 votes)
205Little Big Man (1970) 7.7/10 (1385 votes)
206Lone Star (1996) 7.7/10 (2033 votes)
207Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.7/10 (1455 votes)
208In the Heat of the Night (1967) 7.7/10 (634 votes)
209Chongqing senlin (1994) 7.7/10 (429 votes)
210Network (1976) 7.7/10 (1018 votes)
211Kokaku kidotai (1995) 7.7/10 (490 votes)
212Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (6653 votes)
213Happiness (1998) 7.7/10 (924 votes)
214Once Were Warriors (1994) 7.7/10 (1146 votes)
215Papillon (1973) 7.7/10 (1498 votes)
216Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.7/10 (3674 votes)
217Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (774 votes)
218Producers, The (1968) 7.7/10 (1239 votes)
219Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.7/10 (476 votes)
220Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.7/10 (653 votes)
221Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.7/10 (1099 votes)
222Sleuth (1972) 7.7/10 (534 votes)
223Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.7/10 (599 votes)
224Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (2553 votes)
225Toy Story (1995) 7.7/10 (7024 votes)
226Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (8686 votes)
227Dolce vita, La (1960) 7.7/10 (476 votes)
228Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.7/10 (1641 votes)
229All the President's Men (1976) 7.7/10 (1848 votes)
230Dial M for Murder (1954) 7.7/10 (1262 votes)
231Breaking the Waves (1996) 7.7/10 (1597 votes)
232Man for All Seasons, A (1966) 7.7/10 (529 votes)
233Mitt liv som hund (1985) 7.7/10 (780 votes)
234Inherit the Wind (1960) 7.7/10 (421 votes)
235Hoop Dreams (1994) 7.7/10 (686 votes)
236Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (13920 votes)
237Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.7/10 (1680 votes)
238Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (11791 votes)
239Nashville (1975) 7.7/10 (428 votes)
240Blood Simple (1984) 7.7/10 (1283 votes)
241Rio Bravo (1959) 7.7/10 (477 votes)
242Sense and Sensibility (1995) 7.7/10 (2799 votes)
243To Have and Have Not (1944) 7.7/10 (439 votes)
244MASH (1970) 7.7/10 (2499 votes)
245Pleasantville (1998) 7.7/10 (3128 votes)
246Outlaw Josey Wales, The (1976) 7.7/10 (761 votes)
247Player, The (1992) 7.7/10 (2948 votes)
248Cité des enfants perdus, La (1995) 7.7/10 (1458 votes)
249Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) 7.6/10 (1789 votes)
250Thin Man, The (1934) 7.6/10 (437 votes)

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 6.9)

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