Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.8/10 (16534 votes)
2Schindler's List (1993) 8.8/10 (20135 votes)
3Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (34689 votes)
4Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.7/10 (25079 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (13775 votes)
6Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (11152 votes)
7Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.6/10 (16868 votes)
8One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.5/10 (13130 votes)
9Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.5/10 (7598 votes)
10Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.5/10 (10879 votes)
11Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.5/10 (18573 votes)
12Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10 (6779 votes)
13Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (23314 votes)
14Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.4/10 (3012 votes)
15Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.4/10 (20090 votes)
16Psycho (1960) 8.4/10 (9187 votes)
17North by Northwest (1959) 8.4/10 (6427 votes)
18Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (17070 votes)
19Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.4/10 (3927 votes)
20Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.4/10 (6274 votes)
21Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.4/10 (26796 votes)
22Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (5485 votes)
2312 Angry Men (1957) 8.3/10 (4565 votes)
24It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.3/10 (8095 votes)
25L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (13007 votes)
26Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (15331 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (5696 votes)
28Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (6143 votes)
29GoodFellas (1990) 8.2/10 (10063 votes)
30Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.2/10 (3840 votes)
31Taxi Driver (1976) 8.2/10 (7327 votes)
32Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (7229 votes)
33Wrong Trousers, The (1993) 8.2/10 (4988 votes)
34Third Man, The (1949) 8.2/10 (2927 votes)
35Paths of Glory (1957) 8.2/10 (1496 votes)
36Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (3575 votes)
37Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (3895 votes)
38Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.1/10 (11034 votes)
39American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (3976 votes)
40Chinatown (1974) 8.1/10 (4238 votes)
412001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (14791 votes)
42Raging Bull (1980) 8.1/10 (3816 votes)
43How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.1/10 (1743 votes)
44Shakespeare in Love (1998) 8.1/10 (8376 votes)
45M (1931) 8.1/10 (1312 votes)
46Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (4519 votes)
47Boot, Das (1981) 8.1/10 (4237 votes)
48Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (1842 votes)
49Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (12039 votes)
50Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (1674 votes)
51Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (11404 votes)
52Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (18679 votes)
53Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (2370 votes)
54Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (8475 votes)
55Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (14911 votes)
56All About Eve (1950) 8.0/10 (1579 votes)
57Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.0/10 (12288 votes)
58Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.0/10 (2025 votes)
59Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.0/10 (3283 votes)
60Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.0/10 (3378 votes)
61Braveheart (1995) 8.0/10 (19493 votes)
62Alien (1979) 8.0/10 (11626 votes)
63Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (776 votes)
64Ran (1985) 8.0/10 (2074 votes)
65Rashomon (1950) 8.0/10 (1595 votes)
66Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (1355 votes)
67Sling Blade (1996) 8.0/10 (5309 votes)
68Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.0/10 (1832 votes)
69Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (7789 votes)
70Touch of Evil (1958) 8.0/10 (1934 votes)
71African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (3090 votes)
72Annie Hall (1977) 7.9/10 (3810 votes)
73Modern Times (1936) 7.9/10 (1819 votes)
74Aliens (1986) 7.9/10 (14078 votes)
75Duck Soup (1933) 7.9/10 (1846 votes)
76Princess Bride, The (1987) 7.9/10 (12834 votes)
77Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (5197 votes)
78On the Waterfront (1954) 7.9/10 (1876 votes)
79Glory (1989) 7.9/10 (4473 votes)
80General, The (1927) 7.9/10 (762 votes)
81Great Escape, The (1963) 7.9/10 (3066 votes)
82Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.9/10 (2748 votes)
83Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (18748 votes)
84Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.9/10 (12880 votes)
85Léon (1994) 7.9/10 (7678 votes)
86Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.9/10 (2446 votes)
87Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (3744 votes)
88Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2178 votes)
89Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (1510 votes)
90Sunset Blvd. (1950) 7.9/10 (1998 votes)
91Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (4194 votes)
92Truman Show, The (1998) 7.8/10 (12785 votes)
93Rebecca (1940) 7.8/10 (1816 votes)
94High Noon (1952) 7.8/10 (2044 votes)
95Se7en (1995) 7.8/10 (13919 votes)
96Smultronstället (1957) 7.8/10 (584 votes)
97Strangers on a Train (1951) 7.8/10 (1151 votes)
98Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.8/10 (7171 votes)
99Central do Brasil (1998) 7.8/10 (3993 votes)
100Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.8/10 (3412 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101October Sky (1999) 7.8/10 (1477 votes)
102Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 7.8/10 (3805 votes)
103Shining, The (1980) 7.8/10 (7402 votes)
104Notorious (1946) 7.8/10 (1557 votes)
105Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.8/10 (1556 votes)
106Iron Giant, The (1999) 7.8/10 (645 votes)
107Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.8/10 (1595 votes)
108Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (2193 votes)
109Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7.8/10 (1513 votes)
110Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (1104 votes)
111C'era una volta il west (1969) 7.8/10 (1975 votes)
112As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.8/10 (9857 votes)
113It Happened One Night (1934) 7.8/10 (1041 votes)
114City Lights (1931) 7.8/10 (998 votes)
115Manhattan (1979) 7.8/10 (2332 votes)
116Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.8/10 (1808 votes)
117Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.8/10 (6197 votes)
118Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (10560 votes)
119Blair Witch Project, The (1999) 7.8/10 (6007 votes)
120Close Shave, A (1995) 7.8/10 (2907 votes)
121Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.8/10 (640 votes)
122Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (2551 votes)
123Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.7/10 (3475 votes)
124South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.7/10 (2973 votes)
125Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.7/10 (3650 votes)
126Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.7/10 (856 votes)
127Election (1999) 7.7/10 (1563 votes)
128Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (12454 votes)
129Brazil (1985) 7.7/10 (7956 votes)
130Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.7/10 (899 votes)
131Go (1999) 7.7/10 (2324 votes)
132Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.7/10 (2176 votes)
133Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.7/10 (794 votes)
134Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.7/10 (1080 votes)
135Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.7/10 (1154 votes)
136Metropolis (1927) 7.7/10 (2139 votes)
137Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.7/10 (2625 votes)
138Apartment, The (1960) 7.7/10 (1228 votes)
139Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.7/10 (1226 votes)
140Killing, The (1956) 7.7/10 (686 votes)
141Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (11800 votes)
142Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.7/10 (547 votes)
143Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.7/10 (14798 votes)
144Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (10449 votes)
145Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (8560 votes)
146Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (2544 votes)
147Unforgiven (1992) 7.7/10 (5045 votes)
148All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.7/10 (819 votes)
149His Girl Friday (1940) 7.7/10 (891 votes)
150Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.7/10 (932 votes)
151Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (2011 votes)
152Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (2472 votes)
153Patton (1970) 7.7/10 (2431 votes)
154Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (2899 votes)
155Yojinbo (1961) 7.7/10 (723 votes)
156Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.7/10 (3304 votes)
157Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (14195 votes)
158Platoon (1986) 7.7/10 (5157 votes)
159Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (2950 votes)
160Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.7/10 (4303 votes)
161Conversation, The (1974) 7.7/10 (1444 votes)
162Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.7/10 (499 votes)
163Hustler, The (1961) 7.7/10 (1065 votes)
164Forrest Gump (1994) 7.6/10 (17922 votes)
165Spartacus (1960) 7.6/10 (2360 votes)
166Toy Story (1995) 7.6/10 (9332 votes)
167Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (3286 votes)
168Searchers, The (1956) 7.6/10 (1309 votes)
169Bug's Life, A (1998) 7.6/10 (3816 votes)
170Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (5150 votes)
171Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.6/10 (2858 votes)
172Untouchables, The (1987) 7.6/10 (4881 votes)
173Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.6/10 (615 votes)
174Scrooge (1951) 7.6/10 (652 votes)
175Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) 7.6/10 (15314 votes)
176MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (3120 votes)
177Stand by Me (1986) 7.6/10 (5853 votes)
178Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (1895 votes)
179Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (3591 votes)
180Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.6/10 (1021 votes)
181Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (2118 votes)
182Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (1647 votes)
183Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (6375 votes)
184Elizabeth (1998) 7.6/10 (3174 votes)
185Trainspotting (1996) 7.6/10 (11251 votes)
186Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (4539 votes)
187Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.6/10 (2614 votes)
188Life of Brian (1979) 7.6/10 (6382 votes)
189Spanish Prisoner, The (1997) 7.6/10 (1977 votes)
190E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (8021 votes)
191Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (7788 votes)
192Rushmore (1998) 7.6/10 (3189 votes)
193Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (2374 votes)
194Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (1507 votes)
195Exorcist, The (1973) 7.6/10 (3634 votes)
196Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (741 votes)
197Strada, La (1954) 7.6/10 (647 votes)
198Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.6/10 (12919 votes)
199Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.6/10 (2102 votes)
200Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (2962 votes)
201Stalag 17 (1953) 7.6/10 (722 votes)
202Violon rouge, Le (1998) 7.6/10 (669 votes)
203Stagecoach (1939) 7.6/10 (691 votes)
204Happiness (1998) 7.6/10 (1449 votes)
205Out of Sight (1998) 7.5/10 (3732 votes)
206Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.5/10 (729 votes)
207Dead Poets Society (1989) 7.5/10 (11224 votes)
208Being There (1979) 7.5/10 (2278 votes)
209Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.5/10 (1829 votes)
210All the President's Men (1976) 7.5/10 (2208 votes)
211Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.5/10 (824 votes)
212West Side Story (1961) 7.5/10 (2749 votes)
213Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.5/10 (2088 votes)
214Heavenly Creatures (1994) 7.5/10 (2717 votes)
215Hamlet (1996) 7.5/10 (3189 votes)
216In the Name of the Father (1993) 7.5/10 (2813 votes)
217Thin Man, The (1934) 7.5/10 (650 votes)
218Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.5/10 (697 votes)
219Network (1976) 7.5/10 (1324 votes)
220Harvey (1950) 7.5/10 (1077 votes)
221This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.5/10 (3124 votes)
222Jean de Florette (1986) 7.5/10 (1260 votes)
223Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.5/10 (1654 votes)
224Au revoir les enfants (1987) 7.5/10 (752 votes)
225Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.5/10 (1001 votes)
226Haunting, The (1963) 7.5/10 (775 votes)
227When Harry Met Sally... (1989) 7.5/10 (6340 votes)
228Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.5/10 (2137 votes)
22939 Steps, The (1935) 7.5/10 (892 votes)
230Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.5/10 (1786 votes)
231Inherit the Wind (1960) 7.5/10 (671 votes)
232Deliverance (1972) 7.5/10 (2188 votes)
233Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.5/10 (924 votes)
234Field of Dreams (1989) 7.5/10 (5583 votes)
235Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.5/10 (2437 votes)
236Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.5/10 (1511 votes)
237Sense and Sensibility (1995) 7.5/10 (4183 votes)
238King Kong (1933) 7.5/10 (1626 votes)
239My Fair Lady (1964) 7.5/10 (2709 votes)
240Apollo 13 (1995) 7.5/10 (10722 votes)
241Witness (1985) 7.5/10 (3774 votes)
242Little Big Man (1970) 7.5/10 (1741 votes)
243Lone Star (1996) 7.5/10 (3175 votes)
244Charade (1963) 7.5/10 (1049 votes)
245In the Heat of the Night (1967) 7.5/10 (835 votes)
246Tarzan (1999) 7.5/10 (1406 votes)
247Waking Ned Devine (1998) 7.5/10 (1679 votes)
248Dances with Wolves (1990) 7.5/10 (6045 votes)
249Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) 7.5/10 (2359 votes)
250Laura (1944) 7.5/10 (607 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.