Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (28923 votes)
2Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.8/10 (41691 votes)
3Schindler's List (1993) 8.8/10 (32183 votes)
4Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (21825 votes)
5Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (18942 votes)
6American Beauty (1999) 8.7/10 (28330 votes)
7Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (50723 votes)
8Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.7/10 (14204 votes)
9Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.6/10 (5683 votes)
10One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (21363 votes)
11Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (18628 votes)
12Rear Window (1954) 8.6/10 (11408 votes)
13Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.5/10 (29664 votes)
14Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (32689 votes)
15Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (16388 votes)
16Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (37269 votes)
17North by Northwest (1959) 8.5/10 (10620 votes)
18Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.4/10 (41200 votes)
19Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.4/10 (31634 votes)
20Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (27602 votes)
21It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.4/10 (12792 votes)
22Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.4/10 (12354 votes)
23Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (8799 votes)
24Goodfellas (1990) 8.4/10 (18008 votes)
2512 Angry Men (1957) 8.4/10 (7561 votes)
26To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (9135 votes)
27Paths of Glory (1957) 8.3/10 (3256 votes)
28Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.3/10 (24472 votes)
29Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (10404 votes)
30Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.3/10 (8270 votes)
31L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (22540 votes)
32Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (36522 votes)
33Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (13090 votes)
34Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (6407 votes)
35Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (18172 votes)
36M (1931) 8.3/10 (2891 votes)
37Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993) 8.3/10 (7486 votes)
38Third Man, The (1949) 8.3/10 (5118 votes)
39Boot, Das (1981) 8.2/10 (7691 votes)
40Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (12503 votes)
41Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (6197 votes)
42Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.2/10 (11750 votes)
43Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.2/10 (3661 votes)
44Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.2/10 (5694 votes)
45Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (7376 votes)
46Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (7699 votes)
47All About Eve (1950) 8.2/10 (3486 votes)
48Almost Famous (2000) 8.2/10 (2669 votes)
49Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (18055 votes)
50Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.2/10 (5949 votes)
51Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (6744 votes)
52Rashomon (1950) 8.2/10 (2746 votes)
53Green Mile, The (1999) 8.2/10 (11441 votes)
54How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.1/10 (4076 votes)
55American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (11485 votes)
56Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (3034 votes)
57Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (17299 votes)
582001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (22963 votes)
59Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (4164 votes)
60Magnolia (1999) 8.1/10 (8719 votes)
61Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (7340 votes)
62Touch of Evil (1958) 8.1/10 (3268 votes)
63Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (19782 votes)
64Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (30731 votes)
65Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (18943 votes)
66Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (3679 votes)
67Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (3135 votes)
68General, The (1927) 8.1/10 (1727 votes)
69Ran (1985) 8.1/10 (3396 votes)
70City Lights (1931) 8.1/10 (2119 votes)
71Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (19587 votes)
72Gladiator (2000) 8.1/10 (16793 votes)
73Modern Times (1936) 8.1/10 (3016 votes)
74Insider, The (1999) 8.1/10 (6230 votes)
75Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (23481 votes)
76Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (28268 votes)
77Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (13580 votes)
78Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (7613 votes)
79Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (13875 votes)
80Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (1729 votes)
81Dogme 1 - Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (3213 votes)
82Léon (1994) 8.0/10 (13212 votes)
83Straight Story, The (1999) 8.0/10 (2873 votes)
84On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (3502 votes)
85C'era una volta il West (1969) 8.0/10 (3074 votes)
86Duck Soup (1933) 8.0/10 (3210 votes)
87Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (6531 votes)
88Yojimbo (1961) 8.0/10 (1741 votes)
89Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (22525 votes)
90African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (5111 votes)
91Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 8.0/10 (3086 votes)
92Great Escape, The (1963) 8.0/10 (5332 votes)
93Mononoke Hime (1997) 8.0/10 (2333 votes)
94Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.0/10 (19737 votes)
95Iron Giant, The (1999) 8.0/10 (3419 votes)
96Se7en (1995) 8.0/10 (23200 votes)
97Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 8.0/10 (2395 votes)
98Sling Blade (1996) 8.0/10 (8227 votes)
99Glory (1989) 8.0/10 (7557 votes)
100Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.0/10 (2658 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (8923 votes)
102Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2614 votes)
103Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (7763 votes)
104Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (3613 votes)
105Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.9/10 (1860 votes)
106High Noon (1952) 7.9/10 (3558 votes)
107Rebecca (1940) 7.9/10 (3206 votes)
108Searchers, The (1956) 7.9/10 (2739 votes)
109Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (12831 votes)
110Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) 7.9/10 (4208 votes)
111It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (2136 votes)
112Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (13543 votes)
113Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (2747 votes)
114Notorious (1946) 7.9/10 (2812 votes)
115Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2330 votes)
116Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.9/10 (1481 votes)
117Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.9/10 (3878 votes)
118Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (6465 votes)
119Manhattan (1979) 7.9/10 (3818 votes)
120Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.9/10 (9916 votes)
121Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.9/10 (6183 votes)
122Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.9/10 (1956 votes)
123Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.9/10 (3040 votes)
124Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.9/10 (1255 votes)
125Apartment, The (1960) 7.9/10 (2576 votes)
126Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (28562 votes)
127Metropolis (1927) 7.9/10 (3092 votes)
128Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.9/10 (1861 votes)
129Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.8/10 (6063 votes)
130Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.8/10 (4909 votes)
131Patton (1970) 7.8/10 (4304 votes)
132Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.8/10 (1516 votes)
133All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.8/10 (1822 votes)
134Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.8/10 (2631 votes)
135Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (3711 votes)
136His Girl Friday (1940) 7.8/10 (1856 votes)
137Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (4286 votes)
138Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (2215 votes)
139Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (18542 votes)
140Toy Story (1995) 7.8/10 (15840 votes)
141Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.8/10 (6497 votes)
142Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (9156 votes)
143Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7.8/10 (3828 votes)
144Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.8/10 (24065 votes)
145Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (2339 votes)
146Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (6632 votes)
147Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.8/10 (21242 votes)
148Chicken Run (2000) 7.8/10 (4211 votes)
149Smultronstället (1957) 7.8/10 (1186 votes)
150Conversation, The (1974) 7.8/10 (2583 votes)
151Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (3526 votes)
152Platoon (1986) 7.8/10 (9472 votes)
153Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.8/10 (1826 votes)
154Shakespeare in Love (1998) 7.8/10 (16683 votes)
155Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (3785 votes)
156Stalag 17 (1953) 7.7/10 (1751 votes)
157Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (4385 votes)
158Spartacus (1960) 7.7/10 (4579 votes)
159Brazil (1985) 7.7/10 (11681 votes)
160Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (19599 votes)
161Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.7/10 (2698 votes)
162Central do Brasil (1998) 7.7/10 (5252 votes)
163Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.7/10 (4647 votes)
164October Sky (1999) 7.7/10 (4175 votes)
165Truman Show, The (1998) 7.7/10 (22169 votes)
166Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (5129 votes)
167Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (27564 votes)
168Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (4696 votes)
169Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (14961 votes)
170Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (17731 votes)
171Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.7/10 (1730 votes)
172Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (1354 votes)
173Killing, The (1956) 7.7/10 (1640 votes)
174Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (3720 votes)
175Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (21858 votes)
176Exorcist, The (1973) 7.7/10 (8082 votes)
177High Fidelity (2000) 7.7/10 (4961 votes)
178Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (1255 votes)
179Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (19645 votes)
180Stand by Me (1986) 7.7/10 (9856 votes)
181Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.7/10 (1282 votes)
182Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.7/10 (1026 votes)
183Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (8826 votes)
184Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (17404 votes)
185Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (1955 votes)
186Dancer in the Dark (2000) 7.7/10 (1314 votes)
187Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.7/10 (2564 votes)
188Three Kings (1999) 7.7/10 (9092 votes)
189Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.7/10 (3900 votes)
190Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.7/10 (1959 votes)
191As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.7/10 (17539 votes)
192Life of Brian (1979) 7.7/10 (10424 votes)
193E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.7/10 (13064 votes)
194X-Men (2000) 7.6/10 (9385 votes)
195Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (5303 votes)
196Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.6/10 (20896 votes)
197Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (1355 votes)
198Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (7822 votes)
199Scrooge (1951) 7.6/10 (1426 votes)
200Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (12944 votes)
201Fucking Åmål (1998) 7.6/10 (2590 votes)
202This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.6/10 (5334 votes)
203All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (4031 votes)
204Laura (1944) 7.6/10 (1322 votes)
205Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.6/10 (1246 votes)
206Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (8459 votes)
207Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.6/10 (3218 votes)
208Stagecoach (1939) 7.6/10 (1541 votes)
209Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.6/10 (6277 votes)
210Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (3228 votes)
21139 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (2039 votes)
212Go (1999) 7.6/10 (7146 votes)
213Rio Bravo (1959) 7.6/10 (1952 votes)
214Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (5898 votes)
215Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (2720 votes)
216Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (1976 votes)
217Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (3612 votes)
218Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (3614 votes)
219Charlie Brown Christmas, A (1965) (TV) 7.6/10 (904 votes)
220Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (1501 votes)
221Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (2317 votes)
222Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (5416 votes)
223Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.6/10 (4121 votes)
224King Kong (1933) 7.6/10 (2839 votes)
225Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.6/10 (1775 votes)
226Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (3458 votes)
227Deliverance (1972) 7.6/10 (4030 votes)
2288 1/2 (1963) 7.6/10 (2256 votes)
229Cider House Rules, The (1999) 7.6/10 (4766 votes)
230Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.6/10 (3922 votes)
231Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (2629 votes)
232MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (5314 votes)
233Charade (1963) 7.6/10 (2128 votes)
234Violon rouge, Le (1998) 7.6/10 (2258 votes)
235Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.6/10 (3427 votes)
236Ed Wood (1994) 7.6/10 (6092 votes)
237Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.6/10 (2587 votes)
238South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.6/10 (9409 votes)
239Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (10333 votes)
240Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (3722 votes)
241Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.6/10 (4242 votes)
242Thin Man, The (1934) 7.6/10 (1334 votes)
243Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.6/10 (3975 votes)
244Au revoir les enfants (1987) 7.6/10 (1382 votes)
245Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.6/10 (7205 votes)
246Groundhog Day (1993) 7.6/10 (12008 votes)
247Lashou shentan (1992) 7.6/10 (2232 votes)
248Network (1976) 7.6/10 (2756 votes)
249My Fair Lady (1964) 7.6/10 (4619 votes)
250Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) 7.6/10 (3593 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.