Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (17324 votes)
2Schindler's List (1993) 8.8/10 (20966 votes)
3Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.7/10 (26162 votes)
4Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (35780 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (14261 votes)
6Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (11622 votes)
7American Beauty (1999) 8.7/10 (1816 votes)
8Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.6/10 (17872 votes)
9Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.6/10 (7990 votes)
10One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (13645 votes)
11Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.5/10 (11382 votes)
12Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.5/10 (19303 votes)
13Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10 (7020 votes)
14Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (24091 votes)
15Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.5/10 (3198 votes)
16Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.4/10 (5995 votes)
17Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.4/10 (20926 votes)
18Psycho (1960) 8.4/10 (9638 votes)
19North by Northwest (1959) 8.4/10 (6687 votes)
20Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (17743 votes)
21Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.4/10 (27730 votes)
22Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.4/10 (6587 votes)
23Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (5685 votes)
2412 Angry Men (1957) 8.3/10 (4756 votes)
25It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.3/10 (8357 votes)
26L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (13625 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (5932 votes)
28Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (6382 votes)
29Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (17117 votes)
30GoodFellas (1990) 8.2/10 (10570 votes)
31Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.2/10 (3996 votes)
32Taxi Driver (1976) 8.2/10 (7649 votes)
33Paths of Glory (1957) 8.2/10 (1603 votes)
34Wrong Trousers, The (1993) 8.2/10 (5135 votes)
35Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (7511 votes)
36Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (3748 votes)
37Third Man, The (1949) 8.2/10 (3048 votes)
38Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (4054 votes)
39Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (11376 votes)
40Raging Bull (1980) 8.1/10 (3996 votes)
41Chinatown (1974) 8.1/10 (4408 votes)
42American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (4356 votes)
43How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.1/10 (1891 votes)
44M (1931) 8.1/10 (1399 votes)
452001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (15355 votes)
46Boot, Das (1981) 8.1/10 (4392 votes)
47Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (1758 votes)
48Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (2158 votes)
49Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (4702 votes)
50Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (2489 votes)
51Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (12544 votes)
52All About Eve (1950) 8.1/10 (1689 votes)
53Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (8765 votes)
54Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (11789 votes)
55Shakespeare in Love (1998) 8.1/10 (9102 votes)
56Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.1/10 (3424 votes)
57Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (15483 votes)
58Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.1/10 (3510 votes)
59Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (12601 votes)
60Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (2122 votes)
61Blade Runner (1982) 8.0/10 (19273 votes)
62Alien (1979) 8.0/10 (12145 votes)
63Rashomon (1950) 8.0/10 (1659 votes)
64Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (841 votes)
65Braveheart (1995) 8.0/10 (20172 votes)
66Ran (1985) 8.0/10 (2147 votes)
67Touch of Evil (1958) 8.0/10 (2021 votes)
68Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.0/10 (1905 votes)
69Modern Times (1936) 8.0/10 (1892 votes)
70Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (1494 votes)
71Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (3980 votes)
72Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (8116 votes)
73African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (3214 votes)
74Sling Blade (1996) 8.0/10 (5475 votes)
75Duck Soup (1933) 8.0/10 (1923 votes)
76General, The (1927) 8.0/10 (825 votes)
77On the Waterfront (1954) 7.9/10 (1988 votes)
78Aliens (1986) 7.9/10 (14579 votes)
79Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (5402 votes)
80Princess Bride, The (1987) 7.9/10 (13204 votes)
81Great Escape, The (1963) 7.9/10 (3189 votes)
82Glory (1989) 7.9/10 (4666 votes)
83Sunset Blvd. (1950) 7.9/10 (2118 votes)
84Léon (1994) 7.9/10 (7968 votes)
85Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (19426 votes)
86Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.9/10 (2728 votes)
87Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (1586 votes)
88Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2270 votes)
89Central do Brasil (1998) 7.9/10 (4091 votes)
90Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.9/10 (3039 votes)
91Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.9/10 (13425 votes)
92Strangers on a Train (1951) 7.9/10 (1243 votes)
93Rebecca (1940) 7.9/10 (1907 votes)
94Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (4372 votes)
95Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (3895 votes)
96October Sky (1999) 7.9/10 (1734 votes)
97City Lights (1931) 7.9/10 (1074 votes)
98Iron Giant, The (1999) 7.9/10 (781 votes)
99High Noon (1952) 7.8/10 (2119 votes)
100Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.8/10 (7556 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Notorious (1946) 7.8/10 (1634 votes)
102Smultronstället (1957) 7.8/10 (631 votes)
103Se7en (1995) 7.8/10 (14515 votes)
104It Happened One Night (1934) 7.8/10 (1103 votes)
105Truman Show, The (1998) 7.8/10 (13460 votes)
106Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7.8/10 (1573 votes)
107Shining, The (1980) 7.8/10 (7802 votes)
108Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (1188 votes)
109Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.8/10 (3554 votes)
110Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.8/10 (1616 votes)
111C'era una volta il west (1969) 7.8/10 (2032 votes)
112Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.8/10 (688 votes)
113Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.8/10 (1755 votes)
114Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 7.8/10 (4898 votes)
115Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (2280 votes)
116Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.8/10 (956 votes)
117Manhattan (1979) 7.8/10 (2423 votes)
118Close Shave, A (1995) 7.8/10 (2974 votes)
119Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.8/10 (1868 votes)
120Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.8/10 (1162 votes)
121Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.8/10 (6417 votes)
122Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.8/10 (916 votes)
123Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.8/10 (3654 votes)
124Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.8/10 (1205 votes)
125Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (3832 votes)
126Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (2649 votes)
127As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.8/10 (10449 votes)
128Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.8/10 (579 votes)
129Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (11012 votes)
130Killing, The (1956) 7.8/10 (752 votes)
131Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (2263 votes)
132Apartment, The (1960) 7.8/10 (1323 votes)
133Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.7/10 (994 votes)
134Go (1999) 7.7/10 (2989 votes)
135Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.7/10 (1313 votes)
136His Girl Friday (1940) 7.7/10 (950 votes)
137South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.7/10 (3417 votes)
138Yojinbo (1961) 7.7/10 (783 votes)
139Brazil (1985) 7.7/10 (8161 votes)
140Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (12832 votes)
141Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.7/10 (846 votes)
142Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.7/10 (2700 votes)
143Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (2618 votes)
144All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.7/10 (863 votes)
145Metropolis (1927) 7.7/10 (2201 votes)
146Patton (1970) 7.7/10 (2589 votes)
147Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.7/10 (15368 votes)
148Election (1999) 7.7/10 (1681 votes)
149Unforgiven (1992) 7.7/10 (5254 votes)
150Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (12320 votes)
151Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (2109 votes)
152Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.7/10 (3391 votes)
153Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (8915 votes)
154Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (10814 votes)
155Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (2582 votes)
156Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.7/10 (546 votes)
157Platoon (1986) 7.7/10 (5372 votes)
158Conversation, The (1974) 7.7/10 (1515 votes)
159Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (3070 votes)
160Hustler, The (1961) 7.7/10 (1145 votes)
161Spartacus (1960) 7.7/10 (2500 votes)
162Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (14692 votes)
163Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (2992 votes)
164Searchers, The (1956) 7.7/10 (1381 votes)
165Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (647 votes)
166Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (1079 votes)
167Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.7/10 (2965 votes)
168Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.6/10 (4497 votes)
169Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (3394 votes)
170Toy Story (1995) 7.6/10 (9632 votes)
171Forrest Gump (1994) 7.6/10 (18516 votes)
172Scrooge (1951) 7.6/10 (711 votes)
173MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (3257 votes)
174Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (1722 votes)
175Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (5306 votes)
176Stand by Me (1986) 7.6/10 (6088 votes)
177Untouchables, The (1987) 7.6/10 (5086 votes)
178Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (1974 votes)
179Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (2188 votes)
180Trainspotting (1996) 7.6/10 (11587 votes)
181Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (3727 votes)
182Bug's Life, A (1998) 7.6/10 (4034 votes)
183Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (794 votes)
184Stagecoach (1939) 7.6/10 (742 votes)
185Elizabeth (1998) 7.6/10 (3395 votes)
186Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.6/10 (2210 votes)
187Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (2450 votes)
188Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (6561 votes)
189Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (4701 votes)
190Stalag 17 (1953) 7.6/10 (792 votes)
191Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.6/10 (2701 votes)
192Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (3124 votes)
193E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (8276 votes)
194Exorcist, The (1973) 7.6/10 (3843 votes)
195Happiness (1998) 7.6/10 (1607 votes)
196Life of Brian (1979) 7.6/10 (6618 votes)
197Strada, La (1954) 7.6/10 (700 votes)
198Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.6/10 (762 votes)
199Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) 7.6/10 (16689 votes)
200Spanish Prisoner, The (1997) 7.6/10 (2076 votes)
201Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (1572 votes)
202Blair Witch Project, The (1999) 7.6/10 (6796 votes)
203Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (8015 votes)
204Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.6/10 (873 votes)
205Rushmore (1998) 7.6/10 (3512 votes)
20639 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (975 votes)
207Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (1933 votes)
208Violon rouge, Le (1998) 7.6/10 (757 votes)
209Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (2384 votes)
210Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.6/10 (13468 votes)
211Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (723 votes)
212Hamlet (1996) 7.6/10 (3335 votes)
213Heavenly Creatures (1994) 7.6/10 (2823 votes)
214Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (1147 votes)
215Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (1300 votes)
216Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.6/10 (1839 votes)
217Dead Poets Society (1989) 7.6/10 (11584 votes)
218This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.6/10 (3258 votes)
219Haunting, The (1963) 7.6/10 (868 votes)
220Au revoir les enfants (1987) 7.6/10 (791 votes)
221West Side Story (1961) 7.6/10 (2869 votes)
222All the President's Men (1976) 7.5/10 (2321 votes)
223Out of Sight (1998) 7.5/10 (3925 votes)
224Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.5/10 (1057 votes)
225Thin Man, The (1934) 7.5/10 (693 votes)
226Network (1976) 7.5/10 (1418 votes)
227Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.5/10 (1734 votes)
228Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.5/10 (1578 votes)
229Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.5/10 (2220 votes)
230Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.5/10 (2209 votes)
231In the Name of the Father (1993) 7.5/10 (2923 votes)
232Deliverance (1972) 7.5/10 (2305 votes)
233Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.5/10 (1001 votes)
234Inherit the Wind (1960) 7.5/10 (721 votes)
235Crna macka, beli macor (1998) 7.5/10 (466 votes)
236Jenseits der Stille (1996) 7.5/10 (411 votes)
2378 1/2 (1963) 7.5/10 (1499 votes)
238Field of Dreams (1989) 7.5/10 (5821 votes)
239Sense and Sensibility (1995) 7.5/10 (4326 votes)
240Laura (1944) 7.5/10 (669 votes)
241When Harry Met Sally... (1989) 7.5/10 (6563 votes)
242Little Big Man (1970) 7.5/10 (1815 votes)
243In the Heat of the Night (1967) 7.5/10 (894 votes)
244King Kong (1933) 7.5/10 (1698 votes)
245Lone Star (1996) 7.5/10 (3263 votes)
246Tarzan (1999) 7.5/10 (1531 votes)
247Witness (1985) 7.5/10 (3909 votes)
248Charade (1963) 7.5/10 (1137 votes)
249My Fair Lady (1964) 7.5/10 (2821 votes)
250Hoop Dreams (1994) 7.5/10 (1079 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.