Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (18843 votes)
2American Beauty (1999) 8.9/10 (6485 votes)
3Schindler's List (1993) 8.8/10 (22525 votes)
4Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.7/10 (28087 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (15278 votes)
6Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (12585 votes)
7Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (37718 votes)
8Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.6/10 (8761 votes)
9One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (14646 votes)
10Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (12352 votes)
11Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.6/10 (19856 votes)
12Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.5/10 (3484 votes)
13Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.5/10 (20642 votes)
14Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10 (7520 votes)
15Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.5/10 (8936 votes)
16Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (10555 votes)
17Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (25558 votes)
18North by Northwest (1959) 8.4/10 (7177 votes)
19Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.4/10 (22516 votes)
20Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (19046 votes)
21Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.4/10 (7227 votes)
22Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.4/10 (29404 votes)
23Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (6041 votes)
2412 Angry Men (1957) 8.4/10 (5116 votes)
25It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.3/10 (8860 votes)
26Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (4210 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (6345 votes)
28L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (14830 votes)
29Paths of Glory (1957) 8.3/10 (1792 votes)
30Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (6882 votes)
31GoodFellas (1990) 8.3/10 (11475 votes)
32Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (19740 votes)
33Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (4273 votes)
34Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.3/10 (1154 votes)
35Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (8307 votes)
36M (1931) 8.2/10 (1591 votes)
37Third Man, The (1949) 8.2/10 (3268 votes)
38Wrong Trousers, The (1993) 8.2/10 (5441 votes)
39Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (8124 votes)
40Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (4065 votes)
41Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (4405 votes)
42How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.2/10 (2178 votes)
43Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (4387 votes)
44Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (12171 votes)
45Double Indemnity (1944) 8.2/10 (1925 votes)
46Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (4761 votes)
47All About Eve (1950) 8.2/10 (1918 votes)
482001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.2/10 (16382 votes)
49Boot, Das (1981) 8.2/10 (4715 votes)
50American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (5248 votes)
51Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (2684 votes)
52Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (2658 votes)
53Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.1/10 (955 votes)
54Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.1/10 (3726 votes)
55Rashomon (1950) 8.1/10 (1778 votes)
56Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (13471 votes)
57Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (2325 votes)
58Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (5059 votes)
59Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.1/10 (3721 votes)
60Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (13011 votes)
61Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (12710 votes)
62Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (9396 votes)
63Ran (1985) 8.1/10 (2282 votes)
64Touch of Evil (1958) 8.1/10 (2185 votes)
65Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (16619 votes)
66Festen (1998) 8.1/10 (1734 votes)
67Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (2074 votes)
68Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (13074 votes)
69Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (20328 votes)
70Modern Times (1936) 8.0/10 (2029 votes)
71General, The (1927) 8.0/10 (929 votes)
72Braveheart (1995) 8.0/10 (21469 votes)
73Duck Soup (1933) 8.0/10 (2097 votes)
74Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.0/10 (2306 votes)
75Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (4285 votes)
76On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (2207 votes)
77African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (3443 votes)
78Shakespeare in Love (1998) 8.0/10 (10270 votes)
79Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (8818 votes)
80Sling Blade (1996) 8.0/10 (5849 votes)
81City Lights (1931) 8.0/10 (1197 votes)
82Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (15557 votes)
83Great Escape, The (1963) 8.0/10 (3408 votes)
84Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.0/10 (14020 votes)
85Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (5832 votes)
86Glory (1989) 7.9/10 (5017 votes)
87Smultronstället (1957) 7.9/10 (709 votes)
88Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (1736 votes)
89Strangers on a Train (1951) 7.9/10 (1381 votes)
90Iron Giant, The (1999) 7.9/10 (976 votes)
91Léon (1994) 7.9/10 (8587 votes)
92Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7.9/10 (1679 votes)
93Rebecca (1940) 7.9/10 (2053 votes)
94Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.9/10 (813 votes)
95Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.9/10 (3207 votes)
96Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (20662 votes)
97Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2455 votes)
98Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (4716 votes)
99Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.9/10 (1731 votes)
100Notorious (1946) 7.9/10 (1782 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (4214 votes)
102High Noon (1952) 7.9/10 (2283 votes)
103Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.9/10 (1063 votes)
104It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (1233 votes)
105Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.9/10 (1320 votes)
106Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.9/10 (1080 votes)
107Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.9/10 (1331 votes)
108Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (8233 votes)
109Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.9/10 (3479 votes)
110Se7en (1995) 7.9/10 (15774 votes)
111Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.9/10 (14564 votes)
112Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (8592 votes)
113C'era una volta il west (1969) 7.9/10 (2141 votes)
114Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.8/10 (3868 votes)
115Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.8/10 (1296 votes)
116Three Kings (1999) 7.8/10 (2366 votes)
117Yojinbo (1961) 7.8/10 (886 votes)
118Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.8/10 (2014 votes)
119Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (2456 votes)
120October Sky (1999) 7.8/10 (2099 votes)
121All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.8/10 (995 votes)
122Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.8/10 (635 votes)
123His Girl Friday (1940) 7.8/10 (1068 votes)
124Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.8/10 (1108 votes)
125Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.8/10 (1481 votes)
126Manhattan (1979) 7.8/10 (2593 votes)
127Searchers, The (1956) 7.8/10 (1567 votes)
128Close Shave, A (1995) 7.8/10 (3108 votes)
129Truman Show, The (1998) 7.8/10 (14716 votes)
130Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.8/10 (2848 votes)
131Killing, The (1956) 7.8/10 (892 votes)
132Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.8/10 (635 votes)
133Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.8/10 (6847 votes)
134Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (4182 votes)
135Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.8/10 (932 votes)
136Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (2860 votes)
137Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.8/10 (3967 votes)
138Central do Brasil (1998) 7.8/10 (4268 votes)
139Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 7.8/10 (5968 votes)
140Henry V (1989) 7.8/10 (2757 votes)
141Apartment, The (1960) 7.8/10 (1480 votes)
142Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (2406 votes)
143Metropolis (1927) 7.8/10 (2301 votes)
144Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.8/10 (2054 votes)
145Go (1999) 7.8/10 (3703 votes)
146Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.8/10 (3572 votes)
147Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (12017 votes)
148Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 7.8/10 (554 votes)
149Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (1290 votes)
150Patton (1970) 7.8/10 (2815 votes)
151Brazil (1985) 7.8/10 (8600 votes)
152Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (3333 votes)
153Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (2284 votes)
154Election (1999) 7.7/10 (2194 votes)
155South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.7/10 (3911 votes)
156Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.7/10 (16425 votes)
157Conversation, The (1974) 7.7/10 (1641 votes)
158As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.7/10 (11431 votes)
159Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (741 votes)
160Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (13698 votes)
161Unforgiven (1992) 7.7/10 (5700 votes)
162Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (2783 votes)
163Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (13292 votes)
164Scrooge (1951) 7.7/10 (815 votes)
165Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (9710 votes)
166Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (3194 votes)
167Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (1180 votes)
168Spartacus (1960) 7.7/10 (2734 votes)
169Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (11629 votes)
170Platoon (1986) 7.7/10 (5811 votes)
171Amarcord (1974) 7.7/10 (890 votes)
172Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.7/10 (987 votes)
173Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (15615 votes)
174Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.7/10 (3151 votes)
175Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (788 votes)
176Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.7/10 (824 votes)
177Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.7/10 (2149 votes)
178Gandhi (1982) 7.7/10 (3622 votes)
179Stalag 17 (1953) 7.7/10 (887 votes)
180Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.7/10 (2350 votes)
181Toy Story (1995) 7.7/10 (10365 votes)
182Forrest Gump (1994) 7.6/10 (19729 votes)
183Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (1840 votes)
184Stand by Me (1986) 7.6/10 (6558 votes)
18539 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (1091 votes)
186Exorcist, The (1973) 7.6/10 (4328 votes)
187MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (3525 votes)
188Happiness (1998) 7.6/10 (1873 votes)
189Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.6/10 (2406 votes)
190Stagecoach (1939) 7.6/10 (843 votes)
191Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (3998 votes)
192Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (5676 votes)
193Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (791 votes)
194Untouchables, The (1987) 7.6/10 (5598 votes)
195Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.6/10 (4854 votes)
196Life of Brian (1979) 7.6/10 (7142 votes)
197Elizabeth (1998) 7.6/10 (3715 votes)
198Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.6/10 (2883 votes)
199Trainspotting (1996) 7.6/10 (12322 votes)
200Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (5077 votes)
201Crna macka, beli macor (1998) 7.6/10 (560 votes)
202Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (1682 votes)
203Insider, The (1999/I) 7.6/10 (559 votes)
204Au revoir les enfants (1987) 7.6/10 (883 votes)
205Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (6946 votes)
206Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (2118 votes)
2078 1/2 (1963) 7.6/10 (1605 votes)
208Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (3363 votes)
209Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (2609 votes)
210Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.6/10 (1932 votes)
211Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (1384 votes)
212E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (8822 votes)
213Violon rouge, Le (1998) 7.6/10 (860 votes)
214Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.6/10 (1130 votes)
215Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (1276 votes)
216Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (8622 votes)
217Bug's Life, A (1998) 7.6/10 (4489 votes)
218This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.6/10 (3504 votes)
219Laura (1944) 7.6/10 (758 votes)
220Hamlet (1996) 7.6/10 (3567 votes)
221Haunting, The (1963) 7.6/10 (1034 votes)
222Network (1976) 7.6/10 (1582 votes)
223All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (2544 votes)
224Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.6/10 (1716 votes)
225Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.6/10 (2358 votes)
226Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (2518 votes)
227Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.6/10 (1883 votes)
228Heavenly Creatures (1994) 7.6/10 (3013 votes)
229Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.6/10 (14543 votes)
230Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.6/10 (1148 votes)
231In the Heat of the Night (1967) 7.6/10 (1019 votes)
232Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.6/10 (2501 votes)
233West Side Story (1961) 7.6/10 (3127 votes)
234Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.6/10 (614 votes)
235Dogma (1999) 7.6/10 (967 votes)
236Thin Man, The (1934) 7.6/10 (766 votes)
237Deliverance (1972) 7.6/10 (2508 votes)
238Dead Poets Society (1989) 7.6/10 (12408 votes)
239King Kong (1933) 7.6/10 (1812 votes)
240In the Name of the Father (1993) 7.6/10 (3148 votes)
241Hoop Dreams (1994) 7.5/10 (1262 votes)
242Rio Bravo (1959) 7.5/10 (987 votes)
243Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.5/10 (2735 votes)
244Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.5/10 (1787 votes)
245Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) 7.5/10 (2598 votes)
246My Fair Lady (1964) 7.5/10 (3045 votes)
247Rushmore (1998) 7.5/10 (3980 votes)
248Spanish Prisoner, The (1997) 7.5/10 (2271 votes)
249Inherit the Wind (1960) 7.5/10 (805 votes)
250Out of Sight (1998) 7.5/10 (4339 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.