Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (28215 votes)
2Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.8/10 (40653 votes)
3Schindler's List (1993) 8.7/10 (31509 votes)
4Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (21330 votes)
5American Beauty (1999) 8.7/10 (27058 votes)
6Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (18466 votes)
7Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (49821 votes)
8Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.7/10 (13820 votes)
9Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.6/10 (5486 votes)
10One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (20877 votes)
11Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (18151 votes)
12Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10 (11113 votes)
13Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.5/10 (28944 votes)
14Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (31895 votes)
15Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (15914 votes)
16Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (36563 votes)
17Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.4/10 (40257 votes)
18North by Northwest (1959) 8.4/10 (10316 votes)
19Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.4/10 (30852 votes)
20Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (26998 votes)
21It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.4/10 (12477 votes)
22Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.4/10 (12016 votes)
23Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (8595 votes)
24Goodfellas (1990) 8.4/10 (17547 votes)
2512 Angry Men (1957) 8.3/10 (7363 votes)
26Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.3/10 (23511 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (8968 votes)
28Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (10131 votes)
29Paths of Glory (1957) 8.3/10 (3131 votes)
30Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.3/10 (7722 votes)
31L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (22015 votes)
32Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (35331 votes)
33Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (12726 votes)
34Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (17203 votes)
35Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (6251 votes)
36Third Man, The (1949) 8.2/10 (4966 votes)
37M (1931) 8.2/10 (2804 votes)
38Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993) 8.2/10 (7299 votes)
39Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.2/10 (11093 votes)
40Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (12199 votes)
41Boot, Das (1981) 8.2/10 (7486 votes)
42Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (6041 votes)
43Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (7181 votes)
44Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (7496 votes)
45Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.2/10 (5537 votes)
46Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (17632 votes)
47Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.2/10 (3530 votes)
48All About Eve (1950) 8.2/10 (3368 votes)
49Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (6583 votes)
50Green Mile, The (1999) 8.2/10 (10755 votes)
51Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.2/10 (5754 votes)
52Magnolia (1999) 8.1/10 (8014 votes)
53Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (2943 votes)
54Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (16882 votes)
55Rashomon (1950) 8.1/10 (2658 votes)
562001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (22531 votes)
57American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (10982 votes)
58How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.1/10 (3942 votes)
59Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (7040 votes)
60Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (4075 votes)
61Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (18513 votes)
62Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (19356 votes)
63Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (30072 votes)
64Touch of Evil (1958) 8.1/10 (3166 votes)
65Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (3595 votes)
66Insider, The (1999) 8.1/10 (5837 votes)
67Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (19135 votes)
68Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (3073 votes)
69Gladiator (2000) 8.1/10 (15829 votes)
70Almost Famous (2000) 8.1/10 (1563 votes)
71Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (22984 votes)
72Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (13335 votes)
73Ran (1985) 8.1/10 (3301 votes)
74Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (7453 votes)
75Modern Times (1936) 8.1/10 (2947 votes)
76Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (27718 votes)
77City Lights (1931) 8.0/10 (2056 votes)
78General, The (1927) 8.0/10 (1657 votes)
79Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (13513 votes)
80Dogme 1 - Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (3115 votes)
81Léon (1994) 8.0/10 (12783 votes)
82Straight Story, The (1999) 8.0/10 (2722 votes)
83On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (3412 votes)
84Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (1672 votes)
85Duck Soup (1933) 8.0/10 (3144 votes)
86Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (6405 votes)
87Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (22033 votes)
88C'era una volta il West (1969) 8.0/10 (3004 votes)
89Yojimbo (1961) 8.0/10 (1668 votes)
90African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (5013 votes)
91Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 8.0/10 (2944 votes)
92Great Escape, The (1963) 8.0/10 (5211 votes)
93Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.0/10 (19317 votes)
94Iron Giant, The (1999) 8.0/10 (3279 votes)
95Sling Blade (1996) 8.0/10 (8058 votes)
96Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.0/10 (2571 votes)
97Se7en (1995) 8.0/10 (22633 votes)
98Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 8.0/10 (2330 votes)
99Glory (1989) 7.9/10 (7398 votes)
100Mononoke Hime (1997) 7.9/10 (2175 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101High Noon (1952) 7.9/10 (3468 votes)
102Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (8695 votes)
103Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2555 votes)
104Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (7569 votes)
105Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (12502 votes)
106Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (3545 votes)
107Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.9/10 (1814 votes)
108It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (2077 votes)
109Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (2676 votes)
110Rebecca (1940) 7.9/10 (3106 votes)
111Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (13169 votes)
112Searchers, The (1956) 7.9/10 (2658 votes)
113Notorious (1946) 7.9/10 (2726 votes)
114Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) 7.9/10 (4105 votes)
115Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (6309 votes)
116Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2265 votes)
117Manhattan (1979) 7.9/10 (3737 votes)
118Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.9/10 (9705 votes)
119Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.9/10 (2969 votes)
120Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.9/10 (6047 votes)
121Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (28074 votes)
122Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.9/10 (1907 votes)
123Apartment, The (1960) 7.9/10 (2486 votes)
124Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.9/10 (1195 votes)
125Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.9/10 (3800 votes)
126Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.8/10 (1430 votes)
127Metropolis (1927) 7.8/10 (3011 votes)
128Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.8/10 (5954 votes)
129Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.8/10 (1786 votes)
130Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.8/10 (4817 votes)
131Patton (1970) 7.8/10 (4225 votes)
132Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (3617 votes)
133All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.8/10 (1771 votes)
134Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.8/10 (2541 votes)
135Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.8/10 (1460 votes)
136His Girl Friday (1940) 7.8/10 (1801 votes)
137Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (4190 votes)
138Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7.8/10 (3634 votes)
139Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (2169 votes)
140Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (18085 votes)
141Toy Story (1995) 7.8/10 (15473 votes)
142Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (8921 votes)
143Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.8/10 (23547 votes)
144Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.8/10 (6225 votes)
145Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.8/10 (20817 votes)
146Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (6482 votes)
147Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (3440 votes)
148Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (2282 votes)
149Shakespeare in Love (1998) 7.8/10 (16300 votes)
150Conversation, The (1974) 7.8/10 (2528 votes)
151Smultronstället (1957) 7.8/10 (1151 votes)
152Chicken Run (2000) 7.8/10 (3758 votes)
153Platoon (1986) 7.7/10 (9199 votes)
154Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.7/10 (1784 votes)
155Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (3707 votes)
156Stalag 17 (1953) 7.7/10 (1687 votes)
157Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (4285 votes)
158Brazil (1985) 7.7/10 (11453 votes)
159Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (5001 votes)
160Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (19155 votes)
161Truman Show, The (1998) 7.7/10 (21672 votes)
162Spartacus (1960) 7.7/10 (4433 votes)
163Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.7/10 (2624 votes)
164Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (4592 votes)
165Central do Brasil (1998) 7.7/10 (5195 votes)
166Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.7/10 (4548 votes)
167Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (17345 votes)
168October Sky (1999) 7.7/10 (4056 votes)
169Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (26955 votes)
170Killing, The (1956) 7.7/10 (1586 votes)
171Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (14661 votes)
172X-Men (2000) 7.7/10 (8479 votes)
173Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.7/10 (1662 votes)
174Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (3658 votes)
175Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (21413 votes)
176Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (19272 votes)
177Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (1199 votes)
178Stand by Me (1986) 7.7/10 (9632 votes)
179Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (1327 votes)
180High Fidelity (2000) 7.7/10 (4270 votes)
181Exorcist, The (1973) 7.7/10 (7493 votes)
182Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (17048 votes)
183Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (8607 votes)
184Three Kings (1999) 7.7/10 (8541 votes)
185Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.7/10 (1246 votes)
186Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.7/10 (2509 votes)
187As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.7/10 (17108 votes)
188Life of Brian (1979) 7.7/10 (10185 votes)
189Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.7/10 (998 votes)
190Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (1900 votes)
191Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.7/10 (3791 votes)
192Scrooge (1951) 7.6/10 (1397 votes)
193Fucking Åmål (1998) 7.6/10 (2505 votes)
194Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (7665 votes)
195E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (12745 votes)
196Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.6/10 (1911 votes)
197Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (8277 votes)
198Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (5199 votes)
199Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.6/10 (20446 votes)
200All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (3944 votes)
201Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (12673 votes)
202Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.6/10 (6104 votes)
203Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (3501 votes)
204Stagecoach (1939) 7.6/10 (1494 votes)
205Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.6/10 (1186 votes)
206This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.6/10 (5134 votes)
207Go (1999) 7.6/10 (6930 votes)
208Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (5783 votes)
209Rio Bravo (1959) 7.6/10 (1877 votes)
210Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (3177 votes)
211Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (1320 votes)
212Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (2665 votes)
213Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.6/10 (3116 votes)
214Laura (1944) 7.6/10 (1284 votes)
21539 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (1984 votes)
216Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (3539 votes)
217Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (5229 votes)
218Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (2258 votes)
219South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.6/10 (9054 votes)
220Cider House Rules, The (1999) 7.6/10 (4434 votes)
221Deliverance (1972) 7.6/10 (3916 votes)
222Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (3369 votes)
223Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.6/10 (3834 votes)
224Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (1937 votes)
225MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (5204 votes)
226Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (2557 votes)
227Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.6/10 (4017 votes)
228King Kong (1933) 7.6/10 (2758 votes)
229Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (10131 votes)
230Ed Wood (1994) 7.6/10 (5936 votes)
231Charade (1963) 7.6/10 (2077 votes)
232Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (1470 votes)
233Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.6/10 (3362 votes)
234Violon rouge, Le (1998) 7.6/10 (2191 votes)
235Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.6/10 (1730 votes)
2368 1/2 (1963) 7.6/10 (2216 votes)
237Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.6/10 (2528 votes)
238Charlie Brown Christmas, A (1965) (TV) 7.6/10 (833 votes)
239Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (3643 votes)
240Thin Man, The (1934) 7.6/10 (1291 votes)
241Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.6/10 (4158 votes)
242Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.6/10 (3866 votes)
243Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.6/10 (7054 votes)
244Groundhog Day (1993) 7.6/10 (11653 votes)
245My Fair Lady (1964) 7.6/10 (4513 votes)
246Happiness (1998) 7.6/10 (3556 votes)
247Network (1976) 7.6/10 (2672 votes)
248Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) 7.6/10 (3507 votes)
249Bug's Life, A (1998) 7.6/10 (7618 votes)
250West Side Story (1961) 7.5/10 (4719 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.