Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (29613 votes)
2Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.8/10 (42734 votes)
3Schindler's List (1993) 8.8/10 (32824 votes)
4Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (22285 votes)
5Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (19383 votes)
6American Beauty (1999) 8.7/10 (29754 votes)
7Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.7/10 (14607 votes)
8Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (51660 votes)
9Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.6/10 (5893 votes)
10Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (19053 votes)
11One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (21813 votes)
12Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.6/10 (30334 votes)
13Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10 (11747 votes)
14Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (33434 votes)
15Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (16845 votes)
16Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (38017 votes)
17Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.5/10 (42077 votes)
18North by Northwest (1959) 8.5/10 (10925 votes)
19Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (28231 votes)
20Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.4/10 (32394 votes)
21It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.4/10 (13134 votes)
22Goodfellas (1990) 8.4/10 (18465 votes)
23Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (8981 votes)
2412 Angry Men (1957) 8.4/10 (7745 votes)
25Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.4/10 (12690 votes)
26Paths of Glory (1957) 8.4/10 (3372 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (9313 votes)
28Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (10655 votes)
29Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.3/10 (25428 votes)
30Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.3/10 (8913 votes)
31Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (13410 votes)
32Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (37854 votes)
33L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (23098 votes)
34M (1931) 8.3/10 (2991 votes)
35Third Man, The (1949) 8.3/10 (5278 votes)
36Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (6551 votes)
37Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (19208 votes)
38Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993) 8.2/10 (7639 votes)
39Boot, Das (1981) 8.2/10 (7906 votes)
40Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (12790 votes)
41Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.2/10 (5847 votes)
42Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.2/10 (3782 votes)
43Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (7586 votes)
44Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (6361 votes)
45Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (7895 votes)
46Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (18482 votes)
47All About Eve (1950) 8.2/10 (3596 votes)
48Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.2/10 (6096 votes)
49Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.2/10 (12432 votes)
50Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (6925 votes)
51Almost Famous (2000) 8.2/10 (3044 votes)
52How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.2/10 (4247 votes)
53Rashomon (1950) 8.2/10 (2830 votes)
54Green Mile, The (1999) 8.1/10 (12055 votes)
55American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (11965 votes)
562001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (23419 votes)
57Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (3120 votes)
58Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (17748 votes)
59Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (4259 votes)
60Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (20261 votes)
61Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (7589 votes)
62General, The (1927) 8.1/10 (1806 votes)
63Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (3196 votes)
64Touch of Evil (1958) 8.1/10 (3380 votes)
65Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (19401 votes)
66Magnolia (1999) 8.1/10 (9353 votes)
67Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (3768 votes)
68Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (31395 votes)
69Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (20065 votes)
70City Lights (1931) 8.1/10 (2174 votes)
71Gladiator (2000) 8.1/10 (18233 votes)
72Modern Times (1936) 8.1/10 (3091 votes)
73Ran (1985) 8.1/10 (3484 votes)
74Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (23945 votes)
75Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (13818 votes)
76Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (28790 votes)
77Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (7768 votes)
78Dogme 1 - Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (3331 votes)
79Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (14263 votes)
80Insider, The (1999) 8.0/10 (6623 votes)
81C'era una volta il West (1969) 8.0/10 (3161 votes)
82Léon (1994) 8.0/10 (13605 votes)
83Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (1788 votes)
84Straight Story, The (1999) 8.0/10 (3039 votes)
85Duck Soup (1933) 8.0/10 (3276 votes)
86On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (3591 votes)
87Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (6674 votes)
88Yojimbo (1961) 8.0/10 (1812 votes)
89Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (23006 votes)
90African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (5200 votes)
91Se7en (1995) 8.0/10 (23764 votes)
92Great Escape, The (1963) 8.0/10 (5485 votes)
93Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.0/10 (20102 votes)
94Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 8.0/10 (2450 votes)
95Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 8.0/10 (3214 votes)
96Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.0/10 (2741 votes)
97Iron Giant, The (1999) 8.0/10 (3559 votes)
98Sling Blade (1996) 8.0/10 (8389 votes)
99Glory (1989) 8.0/10 (7723 votes)
100Mononoke Hime (1997) 7.9/10 (2489 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2687 votes)
102Searchers, The (1956) 7.9/10 (2843 votes)
103Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (9120 votes)
104High Noon (1952) 7.9/10 (3639 votes)
105Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.9/10 (1898 votes)
106Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (13163 votes)
107Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (3685 votes)
108It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (2194 votes)
109Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (7973 votes)
110Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) 7.9/10 (4308 votes)
111Rebecca (1940) 7.9/10 (3297 votes)
112Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (13909 votes)
113Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (2814 votes)
114Notorious (1946) 7.9/10 (2880 votes)
115Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.9/10 (1311 votes)
116Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.9/10 (1522 votes)
117Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2388 votes)
118Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (6604 votes)
119Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.9/10 (10130 votes)
120Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.9/10 (3105 votes)
121Apartment, The (1960) 7.9/10 (2649 votes)
122Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.9/10 (6309 votes)
123Manhattan (1979) 7.9/10 (3900 votes)
124Metropolis (1927) 7.9/10 (3179 votes)
125Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.9/10 (2007 votes)
126Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.9/10 (3954 votes)
127Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.9/10 (1918 votes)
128Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (29124 votes)
129Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.9/10 (4980 votes)
130Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.9/10 (6196 votes)
131Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.8/10 (1564 votes)
132All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.8/10 (1867 votes)
133Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.8/10 (2708 votes)
134Patton (1970) 7.8/10 (4408 votes)
135Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (3781 votes)
136His Girl Friday (1940) 7.8/10 (1911 votes)
137Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (4404 votes)
138Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (18996 votes)
139Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (9382 votes)
140Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (2274 votes)
141Toy Story (1995) 7.8/10 (16203 votes)
142Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (6833 votes)
143Smultronstället (1957) 7.8/10 (1222 votes)
144Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.8/10 (24605 votes)
145Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (3606 votes)
146Conversation, The (1974) 7.8/10 (2681 votes)
147Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (2386 votes)
148Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.8/10 (6802 votes)
149Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.8/10 (21712 votes)
150Dancer in the Dark (2000) 7.8/10 (1930 votes)
151Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.8/10 (1872 votes)
152Stalag 17 (1953) 7.8/10 (1826 votes)
153Platoon (1986) 7.8/10 (9732 votes)
154Shakespeare in Love (1998) 7.8/10 (17020 votes)
155Brazil (1985) 7.7/10 (11893 votes)
156Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (4513 votes)
157Spartacus (1960) 7.7/10 (4704 votes)
158Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (20038 votes)
159Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7.7/10 (4066 votes)
160Chicken Run (2000) 7.7/10 (4789 votes)
161Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (3852 votes)
162Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.7/10 (4752 votes)
163Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.7/10 (1799 votes)
164Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (4783 votes)
165Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (5245 votes)
166Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (1400 votes)
167Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (28125 votes)
168October Sky (1999) 7.7/10 (4262 votes)
169Killing, The (1956) 7.7/10 (1691 votes)
170Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.7/10 (2764 votes)
171Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (18148 votes)
172Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (22319 votes)
173Truman Show, The (1998) 7.7/10 (22637 votes)
174Exorcist, The (1973) 7.7/10 (8368 votes)
175Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.7/10 (1320 votes)
176Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (15262 votes)
177Central do Brasil (1998) 7.7/10 (5306 votes)
178Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (3786 votes)
179Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (1286 votes)
180Stand by Me (1986) 7.7/10 (10074 votes)
181Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.7/10 (1056 votes)
182Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (20031 votes)
183Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.7/10 (2615 votes)
184Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (17725 votes)
185Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (9043 votes)
186Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.7/10 (2011 votes)
187High Fidelity (2000) 7.7/10 (5523 votes)
188Life of Brian (1979) 7.7/10 (10646 votes)
189Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.7/10 (3989 votes)
190Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (2008 votes)
191This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.7/10 (5496 votes)
192As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.6/10 (17971 votes)
193Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.6/10 (21349 votes)
194Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (7964 votes)
195E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (13425 votes)
196Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (13198 votes)
197Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.6/10 (1289 votes)
198Laura (1944) 7.6/10 (1356 votes)
199Three Kings (1999) 7.6/10 (9499 votes)
200Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (5417 votes)
201Stagecoach (1939) 7.6/10 (1583 votes)
202Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (1380 votes)
203Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.6/10 (3316 votes)
204Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (8676 votes)
205All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (4136 votes)
206Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (6018 votes)
207Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (2368 votes)
208Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (2802 votes)
209Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (2032 votes)
210Deliverance (1972) 7.6/10 (4150 votes)
211Scrooge (1951) 7.6/10 (1459 votes)
212Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (1540 votes)
213Fucking Åmål (1998) 7.6/10 (2707 votes)
214King Kong (1933) 7.6/10 (2922 votes)
215Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.6/10 (4219 votes)
216Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.6/10 (6415 votes)
217Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (3718 votes)
218Rio Bravo (1959) 7.6/10 (2005 votes)
219Go (1999) 7.6/10 (7373 votes)
22039 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (2116 votes)
221Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (5605 votes)
222Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (3293 votes)
223MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (5427 votes)
224Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (3552 votes)
225Ed Wood (1994) 7.6/10 (6264 votes)
226Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (3684 votes)
227X-Men (2000) 7.6/10 (10471 votes)
228Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.6/10 (1810 votes)
229Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (2682 votes)
230Charade (1963) 7.6/10 (2172 votes)
2318 1/2 (1963) 7.6/10 (2303 votes)
232Thin Man, The (1934) 7.6/10 (1371 votes)
233Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.6/10 (3495 votes)
234Charlie Brown Christmas, A (1965) (TV) 7.6/10 (965 votes)
235Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.6/10 (4008 votes)
236Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.6/10 (2647 votes)
237South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.6/10 (9759 votes)
238Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.6/10 (4334 votes)
239Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.6/10 (4070 votes)
240Violon rouge, Le (1998) 7.6/10 (2333 votes)
241Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (3800 votes)
242Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (10561 votes)
243Groundhog Day (1993) 7.6/10 (12361 votes)
244Au revoir les enfants (1987) 7.6/10 (1417 votes)
245Network (1976) 7.6/10 (2817 votes)
246Billy Elliot (2000) 7.6/10 (1128 votes)
247From Here to Eternity (1953) 7.6/10 (1659 votes)
248My Fair Lady (1964) 7.6/10 (4724 votes)
249Cider House Rules, The (1999) 7.6/10 (5068 votes)
250Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993) 7.6/10 (3681 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.