Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (24840 votes)
2American Beauty (1999) 8.8/10 (20427 votes)
3Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.8/10 (36125 votes)
4Schindler's List (1993) 8.7/10 (28322 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (19166 votes)
6Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (16303 votes)
7Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (45426 votes)
8Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.6/10 (12017 votes)
9One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (18619 votes)
10Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.5/10 (15991 votes)
11Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.5/10 (25805 votes)
12Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.5/10 (4682 votes)
13Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10 (9629 votes)
14Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (28444 votes)
15Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (13826 votes)
16Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (31840 votes)
17Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.4/10 (26971 votes)
18Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.4/10 (36251 votes)
19Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (24057 votes)
20North by Northwest (1959) 8.4/10 (9048 votes)
21Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.4/10 (10413 votes)
22Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.4/10 (6217 votes)
23Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.4/10 (18388 votes)
24Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.4/10 (7254 votes)
25It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.4/10 (11174 votes)
26Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.3/10 (7623 votes)
2712 Angry Men (1957) 8.3/10 (6467 votes)
28GoodFellas (1990) 8.3/10 (15259 votes)
29Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (29027 votes)
30To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (8060 votes)
31Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (11264 votes)
32Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (8881 votes)
33L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (19485 votes)
34Taxi Driver (1976) 8.2/10 (11177 votes)
35Paths of Glory (1957) 8.2/10 (2611 votes)
36Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.2/10 (5546 votes)
37Third Man, The (1949) 8.2/10 (4344 votes)
38Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (10732 votes)
39Magnolia (1999) 8.2/10 (5243 votes)
40Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (15629 votes)
41Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (5369 votes)
42Wrong Trousers, The (1993) 8.2/10 (6614 votes)
43M (1931) 8.2/10 (2360 votes)
44Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (6486 votes)
45Raging Bull (1980) 8.1/10 (6082 votes)
46Green Mile, The (1999) 8.1/10 (7149 votes)
47Boot, Das (1981) 8.1/10 (6281 votes)
48Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.1/10 (5773 votes)
49Gladiator (2000) 8.1/10 (6376 votes)
50Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.1/10 (4812 votes)
512001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (20300 votes)
52Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (14795 votes)
53Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (5519 votes)
54American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (9029 votes)
55Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.1/10 (4978 votes)
56All About Eve (1950) 8.1/10 (2813 votes)
57Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (17325 votes)
58How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.1/10 (3375 votes)
59Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.1/10 (3057 votes)
60Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (16482 votes)
61Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (2592 votes)
62Insider, The (1999) 8.1/10 (3967 votes)
63Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (16874 votes)
64Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (3594 votes)
65Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (26654 votes)
66Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (24730 votes)
67Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (12113 votes)
68Fargo (1996) 8.0/10 (20777 votes)
69Rashomon (1950) 8.0/10 (2301 votes)
70Sting, The (1973) 8.0/10 (6623 votes)
71Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.0/10 (3137 votes)
72Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.0/10 (2727 votes)
73Touch of Evil (1958) 8.0/10 (2793 votes)
74Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (11590 votes)
75Ran (1985) 8.0/10 (2938 votes)
76Iron Giant, The (1999) 8.0/10 (2413 votes)
77Sling Blade (1996) 8.0/10 (7332 votes)
78Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (19533 votes)
79Modern Times (1936) 8.0/10 (2609 votes)
80Léon (1994) 8.0/10 (11190 votes)
81Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 8.0/10 (2160 votes)
82On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (2963 votes)
83Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (5652 votes)
84Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (1414 votes)
85City Lights (1931) 7.9/10 (1746 votes)
86Duck Soup (1933) 7.9/10 (2754 votes)
87Dogme 1 - Festen (1998) 7.9/10 (2606 votes)
88Princess Bride, The (1987) 7.9/10 (17312 votes)
89African Queen, The (1951) 7.9/10 (4478 votes)
90Straight Story, The (1999) 7.9/10 (1843 votes)
91Great Escape, The (1963) 7.9/10 (4559 votes)
92Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (7625 votes)
93General, The (1927) 7.9/10 (1371 votes)
94Glory (1989) 7.9/10 (6576 votes)
95Se7en (1995) 7.9/10 (20186 votes)
96Strangers on a Train (1951) 7.9/10 (2156 votes)
97Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (10958 votes)
98Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (6412 votes)
99C'era una volta il West (1969) 7.9/10 (2616 votes)
100Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (5582 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank   Title
101Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7.9/10 (2084 votes)
102Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (11553 votes)
103High Noon (1952) 7.9/10 (3039 votes)
104Shakespeare in Love (1998) 7.9/10 (14443 votes)
105Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (25513 votes)
106Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (3171 votes)
107Yojinbo (1961) 7.8/10 (1371 votes)
108Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.8/10 (2274 votes)
109Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.8/10 (2322 votes)
110Rebecca (1940) 7.8/10 (2716 votes)
111Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.8/10 (4974 votes)
112Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.8/10 (5106 votes)
113Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.8/10 (1608 votes)
114Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7.8/10 (2439 votes)
115Mononoke Hime (1997) 7.8/10 (1618 votes)
116Notorious (1946) 7.8/10 (2337 votes)
117Searchers, The (1956) 7.8/10 (2272 votes)
118Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.8/10 (8665 votes)
119It Happened One Night (1934) 7.8/10 (1818 votes)
120Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.8/10 (1945 votes)
121Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.8/10 (18752 votes)
122Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.8/10 (2632 votes)
123Manhattan (1979) 7.8/10 (3329 votes)
124Close Shave, A (1995) 7.8/10 (3701 votes)
125Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.8/10 (1196 votes)
126Patton (1970) 7.8/10 (3737 votes)
127Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.8/10 (5400 votes)
128Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (3209 votes)
129All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.8/10 (1514 votes)
130Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.8/10 (4439 votes)
131Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (16017 votes)
132Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.8/10 (2190 votes)
133Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (7754 votes)
134Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.8/10 (1562 votes)
135Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (5644 votes)
136Apartment, The (1960) 7.8/10 (2103 votes)
137Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.8/10 (1678 votes)
138Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.8/10 (3468 votes)
139Metropolis (1927) 7.8/10 (2670 votes)
140Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (1882 votes)
141Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (3716 votes)
142Toy Story (1995) 7.7/10 (13866 votes)
143Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.7/10 (3040 votes)
144His Girl Friday (1940) 7.7/10 (1532 votes)
145Brazil (1985) 7.7/10 (10473 votes)
146Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.7/10 (20789 votes)
147Truman Show, The (1998) 7.7/10 (19240 votes)
148Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (17105 votes)
149Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (4450 votes)
150October Sky (1999) 7.7/10 (3472 votes)
151Platoon (1986) 7.7/10 (7880 votes)
152Smultronstället (1957) 7.7/10 (979 votes)
153Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.7/10 (1285 votes)
154Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (13232 votes)
155Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.7/10 (1006 votes)
156Central do Brasil (1998) 7.7/10 (4955 votes)
157Three Kings (1999) 7.7/10 (6015 votes)
158Hustler, The (1961) 7.7/10 (1921 votes)
159Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (24295 votes)
160Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (17199 votes)
161Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (3769 votes)
162Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.7/10 (5271 votes)
163Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (15131 votes)
164Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.7/10 (1524 votes)
165Killing, The (1956) 7.7/10 (1383 votes)
166Spartacus (1960) 7.7/10 (3778 votes)
167Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (4116 votes)
168Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (19196 votes)
169Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (3345 votes)
170Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (15465 votes)
171Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.7/10 (4007 votes)
172As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.7/10 (15128 votes)
173Go (1999) 7.7/10 (5673 votes)
174Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (3119 votes)
175Conversation, The (1974) 7.7/10 (2197 votes)
176Stand by Me (1986) 7.7/10 (8548 votes)
177Stalag 17 (1953) 7.6/10 (1410 votes)
178Untouchables, The (1987) 7.6/10 (7549 votes)
179Exorcist, The (1973) 7.6/10 (6196 votes)
180South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.6/10 (7246 votes)
181Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (4693 votes)
182Life of Brian (1979) 7.6/10 (9170 votes)
183Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (7243 votes)
184Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.6/10 (3327 votes)
185E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (11210 votes)
186Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.6/10 (3251 votes)
187Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (6795 votes)
188Strada, La (1954) 7.6/10 (1173 votes)
189Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.6/10 (1425 votes)
190Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (11162 votes)
191Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.6/10 (2348 votes)
192Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (5211 votes)
193Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.6/10 (18419 votes)
194Erin Brockovich (2000) 7.6/10 (2853 votes)
195Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (4375 votes)
196Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.6/10 (1656 votes)
197High Fidelity (2000) 7.6/10 (2082 votes)
198MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (4618 votes)
199Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.6/10 (1630 votes)
200Scrooge (1951) 7.6/10 (1260 votes)
201Cider House Rules, The (1999) 7.6/10 (3120 votes)
202Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (2859 votes)
203Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (8999 votes)
204Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.6/10 (1037 votes)
205Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (3032 votes)
206All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (3471 votes)
207Violon rouge, Le (1998) 7.6/10 (1750 votes)
208Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.6/10 (2260 votes)
20939 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (1658 votes)
210Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (2232 votes)
211Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.6/10 (6385 votes)
212Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.6/10 (1076 votes)
213This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.6/10 (4461 votes)
214Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (2942 votes)
215Bug's Life, A (1998) 7.6/10 (6554 votes)
216Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.6/10 (895 votes)
217Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (3161 votes)
218Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.5/10 (3053 votes)
219Roman Holiday (1953) 7.5/10 (2386 votes)
220Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.5/10 (3697 votes)
221Stagecoach (1939) 7.5/10 (1251 votes)
222Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.5/10 (2558 votes)
223Deliverance (1972) 7.5/10 (3309 votes)
224Harvey (1950) 7.5/10 (1947 votes)
225Elizabeth (1998) 7.5/10 (5233 votes)
2268 1/2 (1963) 7.5/10 (1989 votes)
227Dead Poets Society (1989) 7.5/10 (15792 votes)
228Jean de Florette (1986) 7.5/10 (1741 votes)
229My Fair Lady (1964) 7.5/10 (4022 votes)
230Rio Bravo (1959) 7.5/10 (1605 votes)
231Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) 7.5/10 (1256 votes)
232Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 7.5/10 (9159 votes)
233Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.5/10 (1155 votes)
234Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.5/10 (3423 votes)
235Ed Wood (1994) 7.5/10 (4949 votes)
236Election (1999) 7.5/10 (4017 votes)
237Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.5/10 (2239 votes)
238Laura (1944) 7.5/10 (1092 votes)
239Groundhog Day (1993) 7.5/10 (9990 votes)
240Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.5/10 (3303 votes)
241Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.5/10 (1531 votes)
242Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.5/10 (952 votes)
243King Kong (1933) 7.5/10 (2325 votes)
244Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.5/10 (3553 votes)
245Goldfinger (1964) 7.5/10 (5618 votes)
246Amarcord (1974) 7.5/10 (1298 votes)
247Dogma (1999) 7.5/10 (6373 votes)
248Hamlet (1996) 7.5/10 (4586 votes)
249West Side Story (1961) 7.5/10 (4214 votes)
250In the Name of the Father (1993) 7.5/10 (4116 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 750)
  C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 6.9)

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