Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (27518 votes)
2Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.8/10 (39727 votes)
3Schindler's List (1993) 8.7/10 (30844 votes)
4American Beauty (1999) 8.7/10 (25882 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (20870 votes)
6Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (17996 votes)
7Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (48946 votes)
8Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.6/10 (13444 votes)
9Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.6/10 (5285 votes)
10One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (20376 votes)
11Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (17650 votes)
12Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.5/10 (28300 votes)
13Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10 (10811 votes)
14Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (31169 votes)
15Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (35895 votes)
16Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (15498 votes)
17Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.4/10 (30148 votes)
18Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.4/10 (39361 votes)
19Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (26387 votes)
20North by Northwest (1959) 8.4/10 (9992 votes)
21It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.4/10 (12178 votes)
22Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.4/10 (11687 votes)
23Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (8379 votes)
24Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.4/10 (22643 votes)
2512 Angry Men (1957) 8.3/10 (7146 votes)
26Goodfellas (1990) 8.3/10 (17080 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (8771 votes)
28Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (9836 votes)
29Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.3/10 (7455 votes)
30Paths of Glory (1957) 8.3/10 (3013 votes)
31Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (16207 votes)
32Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (34110 votes)
33L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (21504 votes)
34Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (12398 votes)
35Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.3/10 (10505 votes)
36Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (6101 votes)
37Third Man, The (1949) 8.2/10 (4812 votes)
38M (1931) 8.2/10 (2707 votes)
39Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (11902 votes)
40Wrong Trousers, The (1993) 8.2/10 (7158 votes)
41Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (6955 votes)
42Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (5886 votes)
43Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (7276 votes)
44Boot, Das (1981) 8.2/10 (7223 votes)
45Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (17183 votes)
46Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.2/10 (5383 votes)
47Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (6387 votes)
48All About Eve (1950) 8.2/10 (3230 votes)
49Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.2/10 (3423 votes)
50Green Mile, The (1999) 8.2/10 (10035 votes)
51Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.1/10 (5585 votes)
52Magnolia (1999) 8.1/10 (7141 votes)
53Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (16465 votes)
54Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (2855 votes)
552001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (22091 votes)
56How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.1/10 (3819 votes)
57Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (6745 votes)
58American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (10580 votes)
59Rashomon (1950) 8.1/10 (2577 votes)
60Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (3932 votes)
61Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (18092 votes)
62Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (18918 votes)
63Gladiator (2000) 8.1/10 (14848 votes)
64Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (29372 votes)
65Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (18679 votes)
66Insider, The (1999) 8.1/10 (5503 votes)
67Touch of Evil (1958) 8.1/10 (3086 votes)
68Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (3496 votes)
69Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (2996 votes)
70Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (7281 votes)
71Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (22467 votes)
72Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (27095 votes)
73Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (13065 votes)
74Ran (1985) 8.1/10 (3214 votes)
75Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (13129 votes)
76Modern Times (1936) 8.0/10 (2867 votes)
77City Lights (1931) 8.0/10 (1993 votes)
78Straight Story, The (1999) 8.0/10 (2581 votes)
79General, The (1927) 8.0/10 (1583 votes)
80On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (3318 votes)
81Léon (1994) 8.0/10 (12413 votes)
82Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (1593 votes)
83Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (6232 votes)
84Dogme 1 - Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (2997 votes)
85Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (21496 votes)
86Duck Soup (1933) 8.0/10 (3065 votes)
87Iron Giant, The (1999) 8.0/10 (3126 votes)
88C'era una volta il West (1969) 8.0/10 (2920 votes)
89African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (4892 votes)
90Great Escape, The (1963) 8.0/10 (5073 votes)
91Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 8.0/10 (2764 votes)
92Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.0/10 (18900 votes)
93Sling Blade (1996) 8.0/10 (7919 votes)
94Yojimbo (1961) 8.0/10 (1597 votes)
95Glory (1989) 8.0/10 (7220 votes)
96Se7en (1995) 7.9/10 (22082 votes)
97Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7.9/10 (2273 votes)
98Strangers on a Train (1951) 7.9/10 (2482 votes)
99Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (8442 votes)
100Mononoke Hime (1997) 7.9/10 (1966 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (7299 votes)
102High Noon (1952) 7.9/10 (3357 votes)
103Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (3461 votes)
104Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (12174 votes)
105Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.9/10 (1763 votes)
106Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (12839 votes)
107Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2499 votes)
108Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (2591 votes)
109Rebecca (1940) 7.9/10 (3012 votes)
110Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (6146 votes)
111It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (2022 votes)
112Notorious (1946) 7.9/10 (2630 votes)
113Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.9/10 (9464 votes)
114Close Shave, A (1995) 7.9/10 (4012 votes)
115Searchers, The (1956) 7.9/10 (2557 votes)
116Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (27550 votes)
117Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.9/10 (5844 votes)
118Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2198 votes)
119Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.9/10 (2897 votes)
120Manhattan (1979) 7.9/10 (3642 votes)
121Apartment, The (1960) 7.9/10 (2387 votes)
122Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.8/10 (1869 votes)
123Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.8/10 (5841 votes)
124Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.8/10 (1730 votes)
125Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.8/10 (1352 votes)
126Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.8/10 (3718 votes)
127All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.8/10 (1718 votes)
128Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.8/10 (4734 votes)
129Metropolis (1927) 7.8/10 (2930 votes)
130Patton (1970) 7.8/10 (4130 votes)
131Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7.8/10 (3454 votes)
132Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.8/10 (1146 votes)
133Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.8/10 (2453 votes)
134Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (3514 votes)
135Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.8/10 (1412 votes)
136Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (2108 votes)
137Shakespeare in Love (1998) 7.8/10 (15929 votes)
138His Girl Friday (1940) 7.8/10 (1745 votes)
139Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (17689 votes)
140Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (4086 votes)
141Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.8/10 (20401 votes)
142Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.8/10 (5976 votes)
143Toy Story (1995) 7.8/10 (15196 votes)
144Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (3363 votes)
145Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (6312 votes)
146Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.8/10 (22914 votes)
147Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (8674 votes)
148Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (2193 votes)
149Smultronstället (1957) 7.8/10 (1106 votes)
150X-Men (2000) 7.8/10 (7117 votes)
151Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.7/10 (1721 votes)
152Conversation, The (1974) 7.7/10 (2457 votes)
153Platoon (1986) 7.7/10 (8886 votes)
154Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (18732 votes)
155Brazil (1985) 7.7/10 (11237 votes)
156Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (4170 votes)
157Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (3575 votes)
158Stalag 17 (1953) 7.7/10 (1629 votes)
159Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (4880 votes)
160Spartacus (1960) 7.7/10 (4302 votes)
161Truman Show, The (1998) 7.7/10 (21221 votes)
162Chicken Run (2000) 7.7/10 (3192 votes)
163October Sky (1999) 7.7/10 (3947 votes)
164Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (4483 votes)
165Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (16853 votes)
166Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (26442 votes)
167Central do Brasil (1998) 7.7/10 (5140 votes)
168Killing, The (1956) 7.7/10 (1538 votes)
169Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (14371 votes)
170Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.7/10 (2563 votes)
171Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.7/10 (1597 votes)
172Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (3593 votes)
173Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.7/10 (4431 votes)
174Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (20983 votes)
175Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (18847 votes)
176Stand by Me (1986) 7.7/10 (9397 votes)
177Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (8388 votes)
178Three Kings (1999) 7.7/10 (8027 votes)
179Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (16700 votes)
180Exorcist, The (1973) 7.7/10 (7046 votes)
181Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (1289 votes)
182As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.7/10 (16746 votes)
183Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (1847 votes)
184Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.7/10 (967 votes)
185Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (1161 votes)
186Scrooge (1951) 7.7/10 (1366 votes)
187High Fidelity (2000) 7.6/10 (3542 votes)
188Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.6/10 (1201 votes)
189Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.6/10 (3681 votes)
190Life of Brian (1979) 7.6/10 (9964 votes)
191Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.6/10 (5880 votes)
192Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (5067 votes)
193Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.6/10 (1823 votes)
194Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (7458 votes)
195Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (8079 votes)
196Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.6/10 (2440 votes)
197E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (12427 votes)
198Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (12384 votes)
199Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.6/10 (20029 votes)
200Go (1999) 7.6/10 (6703 votes)
201Fucking Åmål (1998) 7.6/10 (2407 votes)
202Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (3100 votes)
203All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (3851 votes)
204Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.6/10 (2980 votes)
205Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (3404 votes)
206Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (5020 votes)
207Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (2610 votes)
208Rio Bravo (1959) 7.6/10 (1817 votes)
209Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (3462 votes)
210Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (5669 votes)
211Laura (1944) 7.6/10 (1239 votes)
212Stagecoach (1939) 7.6/10 (1434 votes)
213Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (2168 votes)
214MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (5091 votes)
215Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.6/10 (3724 votes)
216South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.6/10 (8689 votes)
21739 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (1899 votes)
218Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (1280 votes)
219This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.6/10 (4894 votes)
220Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.6/10 (1115 votes)
221Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (3271 votes)
222Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (1898 votes)
223Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (9891 votes)
224Violon rouge, Le (1998) 7.6/10 (2116 votes)
225Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.6/10 (3293 votes)
226Cider House Rules, The (1999) 7.6/10 (4020 votes)
227Deliverance (1972) 7.6/10 (3789 votes)
228Charade (1963) 7.6/10 (2011 votes)
229Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (1428 votes)
230Ed Wood (1994) 7.6/10 (5727 votes)
231Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (2487 votes)
2328 1/2 (1963) 7.6/10 (2167 votes)
233King Kong (1933) 7.6/10 (2644 votes)
234Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.6/10 (3911 votes)
235Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.6/10 (1695 votes)
236Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.6/10 (2463 votes)
237Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.6/10 (3763 votes)
238My Fair Lady (1964) 7.6/10 (4395 votes)
239Network (1976) 7.6/10 (2579 votes)
240Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.6/10 (6913 votes)
241Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (3545 votes)
242Erin Brockovich (2000) 7.6/10 (4219 votes)
243Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.6/10 (4051 votes)
244Au revoir les enfants (1987) 7.6/10 (1312 votes)
245Groundhog Day (1993) 7.5/10 (11299 votes)
246Bug's Life, A (1998) 7.5/10 (7418 votes)
247From Here to Eternity (1953) 7.5/10 (1474 votes)
248Himmel über Berlin, Der (1987) 7.5/10 (2720 votes)
249Goldfinger (1964) 7.5/10 (6327 votes)
250Dead Poets Society (1989) 7.5/10 (17203 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.