Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (30487 votes)
2Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.8/10 (43958 votes)
3Schindler's List (1993) 8.7/10 (33598 votes)
4Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (19865 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (22861 votes)
6Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.7/10 (15074 votes)
7American Beauty (1999) 8.7/10 (31238 votes)
8Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (52715 votes)
9Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.6/10 (6155 votes)
10Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (19612 votes)
11One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (22397 votes)
12Rear Window (1954) 8.5/10 (12163 votes)
13Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.5/10 (31135 votes)
14Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (34309 votes)
15Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (17354 votes)
16Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (38822 votes)
17Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.5/10 (43154 votes)
18North by Northwest (1959) 8.5/10 (11294 votes)
19Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (28973 votes)
20It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.4/10 (13754 votes)
21Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.4/10 (33333 votes)
22Goodfellas (1990) 8.4/10 (18989 votes)
23Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (9262 votes)
2412 Angry Men (1957) 8.4/10 (7987 votes)
25Paths of Glory (1957) 8.3/10 (3522 votes)
26Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.3/10 (13072 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (9551 votes)
28Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (11007 votes)
29Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.3/10 (26610 votes)
30Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.3/10 (9523 votes)
31Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (13786 votes)
32Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (39335 votes)
33L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (23814 votes)
34Third Man, The (1949) 8.3/10 (5461 votes)
35M (1931) 8.3/10 (3116 votes)
36Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (6749 votes)
37Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (20343 votes)
38Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.2/10 (3938 votes)
39Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993) 8.2/10 (7869 votes)
40Boot, Das (1981) 8.2/10 (8172 votes)
41Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (13180 votes)
42Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (7822 votes)
43Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (8101 votes)
44Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.2/10 (6010 votes)
45Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (6546 votes)
46All About Eve (1950) 8.2/10 (3740 votes)
47Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (18969 votes)
48Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.2/10 (6308 votes)
49How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.2/10 (4517 votes)
50Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (7199 votes)
51Almost Famous (2000) 8.2/10 (3410 votes)
52Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.2/10 (13178 votes)
532001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (24002 votes)
54Rashomon (1950) 8.1/10 (2929 votes)
55Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (3210 votes)
56American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (12486 votes)
57Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (18274 votes)
58Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (4371 votes)
59Green Mile, The (1999) 8.1/10 (12769 votes)
60Wu hu zang long (2000) 8.1/10 (2200 votes)
61General, The (1927) 8.1/10 (1870 votes)
62Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (20807 votes)
63Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (3310 votes)
64Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (19919 votes)
65Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (7877 votes)
66Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (32217 votes)
67Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (3898 votes)
68Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (20593 votes)
69Touch of Evil (1958) 8.1/10 (3509 votes)
70Ran (1985) 8.1/10 (3587 votes)
71Modern Times (1936) 8.1/10 (3186 votes)
72City Lights (1931) 8.1/10 (2260 votes)
73Magnolia (1999) 8.1/10 (10047 votes)
74Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (24519 votes)
75Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (29425 votes)
76Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (14109 votes)
77Gladiator (2000) 8.1/10 (20425 votes)
78Sting, The (1973) 8.0/10 (7951 votes)
79Dogme 1 - Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (3455 votes)
80Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (14717 votes)
81Insider, The (1999) 8.0/10 (7058 votes)
82Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (1862 votes)
83Duck Soup (1933) 8.0/10 (3373 votes)
84Léon (1994) 8.0/10 (13995 votes)
85C'era una volta il West (1969) 8.0/10 (3233 votes)
86On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (3711 votes)
87Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (6865 votes)
88Straight Story, The (1999) 8.0/10 (3211 votes)
89Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (23528 votes)
90Se7en (1995) 8.0/10 (24526 votes)
91Great Escape, The (1963) 8.0/10 (5658 votes)
92African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (5373 votes)
93Yojimbo (1961) 8.0/10 (1896 votes)
94Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.0/10 (20559 votes)
95Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.0/10 (2861 votes)
96Iron Giant, The (1999) 7.9/10 (3779 votes)
97Searchers, The (1956) 7.9/10 (2969 votes)
98Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (13552 votes)
99Glory (1989) 7.9/10 (7925 votes)
100High Noon (1952) 7.9/10 (3754 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Sling Blade (1996) 7.9/10 (8591 votes)
102Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7.9/10 (2508 votes)
103Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2766 votes)
104Rebecca (1940) 7.9/10 (3415 votes)
105Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 7.9/10 (3363 votes)
106Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 7.9/10 (1959 votes)
107Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (9348 votes)
108Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (3785 votes)
109Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (14332 votes)
110Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (8213 votes)
111Mononoke Hime (1997) 7.9/10 (2730 votes)
112Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) 7.9/10 (4450 votes)
113It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (2276 votes)
114Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (2912 votes)
115Notorious (1946) 7.9/10 (2965 votes)
116Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2489 votes)
117Apartment, The (1960) 7.9/10 (2767 votes)
118Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.9/10 (1363 votes)
119Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.9/10 (1587 votes)
120Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (6788 votes)
121Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.9/10 (10407 votes)
122Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.9/10 (3196 votes)
123Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.9/10 (6543 votes)
124Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.9/10 (6501 votes)
125Metropolis (1927) 7.9/10 (3284 votes)
126Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.9/10 (2072 votes)
127Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (29699 votes)
128Manhattan (1979) 7.9/10 (4016 votes)
129Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.9/10 (5082 votes)
130Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.8/10 (4040 votes)
131Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.8/10 (1984 votes)
132All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.8/10 (1947 votes)
133Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.8/10 (2836 votes)
134Patton (1970) 7.8/10 (4532 votes)
135Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (3891 votes)
136Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.8/10 (1600 votes)
137Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (4531 votes)
138Dancer in the Dark (2000) 7.8/10 (2353 votes)
139Toy Story (1995) 7.8/10 (16641 votes)
140His Girl Friday (1940) 7.8/10 (1971 votes)
141Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (9676 votes)
142Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (19521 votes)
143Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (7034 votes)
144Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (2334 votes)
145Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.8/10 (25268 votes)
146Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (3733 votes)
147Conversation, The (1974) 7.8/10 (2790 votes)
148Stalag 17 (1953) 7.8/10 (1893 votes)
149Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (2475 votes)
150Requiem for a Dream (2000) 7.8/10 (1197 votes)
151Brazil (1985) 7.8/10 (12139 votes)
152Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.8/10 (1934 votes)
153Platoon (1986) 7.8/10 (10022 votes)
154Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.8/10 (22276 votes)
155Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (4638 votes)
156Spartacus (1960) 7.7/10 (4870 votes)
157Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.7/10 (4870 votes)
158Shakespeare in Love (1998) 7.7/10 (17505 votes)
159Smultronstället (1957) 7.7/10 (1247 votes)
160Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (20521 votes)
161Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.7/10 (7098 votes)
162Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (4908 votes)
163Killing, The (1956) 7.7/10 (1745 votes)
164Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (28795 votes)
165Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (3987 votes)
166Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.7/10 (2837 votes)
167Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.7/10 (1880 votes)
168Chicken Run (2000) 7.7/10 (5822 votes)
169Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (5440 votes)
170Exorcist, The (1973) 7.7/10 (8740 votes)
171Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (18617 votes)
172Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (15628 votes)
173Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (22854 votes)
174October Sky (1999) 7.7/10 (4392 votes)
175Truman Show, The (1998) 7.7/10 (23212 votes)
176Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7.7/10 (4268 votes)
177Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (1333 votes)
178Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (1450 votes)
179Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (3865 votes)
180Stand by Me (1986) 7.7/10 (10349 votes)
181Central do Brasil (1998) 7.7/10 (5370 votes)
182Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (18114 votes)
183Ikiru (1952) 7.7/10 (785 votes)
184Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (9311 votes)
185Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (20494 votes)
186Life of Brian (1979) 7.7/10 (10920 votes)
187Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.7/10 (2687 votes)
188Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.7/10 (1370 votes)
189Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (2063 votes)
190Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.7/10 (4118 votes)
191Billy Elliot (2000) 7.7/10 (1632 votes)
192Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.7/10 (1083 votes)
193Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.7/10 (21898 votes)
194Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.7/10 (2079 votes)
195This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.7/10 (5697 votes)
196Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.6/10 (1335 votes)
197Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.6/10 (3451 votes)
198Laura (1944) 7.6/10 (1400 votes)
199Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (13535 votes)
200Scrooge (1951) 7.6/10 (1558 votes)
201Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (5551 votes)
202Charlie Brown Christmas, A (1965) (TV) 7.6/10 (1116 votes)
203Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (8174 votes)
204E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (13784 votes)
205High Fidelity (2000) 7.6/10 (6096 votes)
206All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (4256 votes)
207As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.6/10 (18455 votes)
208Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (6153 votes)
209Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (8927 votes)
210Three Kings (1999) 7.6/10 (9897 votes)
211Stagecoach (1939) 7.6/10 (1647 votes)
212King Kong (1933) 7.6/10 (3020 votes)
213Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (3782 votes)
214Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (3366 votes)
215Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.6/10 (4348 votes)
216Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (2866 votes)
217Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (2457 votes)
218Deliverance (1972) 7.6/10 (4282 votes)
219Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (3855 votes)
220Ed Wood (1994) 7.6/10 (6445 votes)
221Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (1587 votes)
222Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (5826 votes)
22339 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (2197 votes)
224Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (1430 votes)
225Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.6/10 (6589 votes)
226Fucking Åmål (1998) 7.6/10 (2817 votes)
227MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (5582 votes)
228Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (3642 votes)
229Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.6/10 (3615 votes)
230Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (2075 votes)
231Charade (1963) 7.6/10 (2243 votes)
232Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.6/10 (4113 votes)
2338 1/2 (1963) 7.6/10 (2351 votes)
234Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.6/10 (1862 votes)
235Rio Bravo (1959) 7.6/10 (2072 votes)
236Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (2752 votes)
237Thin Man, The (1934) 7.6/10 (1415 votes)
238Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.6/10 (2723 votes)
239Groundhog Day (1993) 7.6/10 (12764 votes)
240From Here to Eternity (1953) 7.6/10 (1728 votes)
241Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.6/10 (4199 votes)
242South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 7.6/10 (10134 votes)
243Go (1999) 7.6/10 (7662 votes)
244Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (10858 votes)
245My Fair Lady (1964) 7.6/10 (4868 votes)
246Remains of the Day, The (1993) 7.6/10 (4445 votes)
247Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (3904 votes)
248Au revoir les enfants (1987) 7.6/10 (1470 votes)
249Network (1976) 7.6/10 (2907 votes)
250Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.6/10 (7508 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.