Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (31593 votes)
2Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.8/10 (45506 votes)
3Schindler's List (1993) 8.7/10 (34631 votes)
4Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (20482 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (23518 votes)
6Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.7/10 (15708 votes)
7American Beauty (1999) 8.7/10 (33163 votes)
8Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (54035 votes)
9Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.6/10 (6471 votes)
10Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (20258 votes)
11One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (23102 votes)
12Wo hu zang long (2000) 8.6/10 (6472 votes)
13Rear Window (1954) 8.6/10 (12626 votes)
14Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.6/10 (32078 votes)
15Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (35419 votes)
16Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (17952 votes)
17Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (39816 votes)
18Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.5/10 (44450 votes)
19North by Northwest (1959) 8.5/10 (11722 votes)
20Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (29933 votes)
21It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.4/10 (14246 votes)
22Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.4/10 (34504 votes)
23Goodfellas (1990) 8.4/10 (19674 votes)
24Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (9581 votes)
2512 Angry Men (1957) 8.4/10 (8245 votes)
26Paths of Glory (1957) 8.3/10 (3665 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (9789 votes)
28Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.3/10 (13600 votes)
29Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (11348 votes)
30Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.3/10 (10242 votes)
31Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.3/10 (28075 votes)
32Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (14245 votes)
33M (1931) 8.3/10 (3259 votes)
34L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (24662 votes)
35Third Man, The (1949) 8.3/10 (5663 votes)
36Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (6966 votes)
37Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (41238 votes)
38Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.3/10 (4100 votes)
39Boot, Das (1981) 8.3/10 (8504 votes)
40Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (21896 votes)
41Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993) 8.2/10 (8098 votes)
42Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (8121 votes)
43All About Eve (1950) 8.2/10 (3930 votes)
44Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (8370 votes)
45Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.2/10 (6222 votes)
46Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (13576 votes)
47Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (6733 votes)
48Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (19552 votes)
49Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.2/10 (6504 votes)
50How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.2/10 (4697 votes)
51Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (7476 votes)
52Almost Famous (2000) 8.2/10 (3818 votes)
53Traffic (2000) 8.2/10 (3247 votes)
54Rashomon (1950) 8.2/10 (3049 votes)
55Double Indemnity (1944) 8.1/10 (3313 votes)
56Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.1/10 (14102 votes)
572001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.1/10 (24753 votes)
58Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (4518 votes)
59American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (13196 votes)
60Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (18858 votes)
61Touch of Evil (1958) 8.1/10 (3653 votes)
62Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (3423 votes)
63General, The (1927) 8.1/10 (1958 votes)
64Green Mile, The (1999) 8.1/10 (13678 votes)
65Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (21437 votes)
66Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (20579 votes)
67Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (21217 votes)
68Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (8262 votes)
69Ran (1985) 8.1/10 (3689 votes)
70Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (33210 votes)
71Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (4023 votes)
72City Lights (1931) 8.1/10 (2353 votes)
73Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (25327 votes)
74Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (14458 votes)
75Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (30155 votes)
76Modern Times (1936) 8.1/10 (3283 votes)
77Magnolia (1999) 8.1/10 (10954 votes)
78Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (8194 votes)
79Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (15216 votes)
80C'era una volta il West (1969) 8.0/10 (3320 votes)
81Gladiator (2000) 8.0/10 (22741 votes)
82Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (1946 votes)
83Duck Soup (1933) 8.0/10 (3484 votes)
84On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (3840 votes)
85Insider, The (1999) 8.0/10 (7573 votes)
86Léon (1994) 8.0/10 (14504 votes)
87Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (7068 votes)
88Se7en (1995) 8.0/10 (25498 votes)
89Dogme 1 - Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (3621 votes)
90Straight Story, The (1999) 8.0/10 (3421 votes)
91Great Escape, The (1963) 8.0/10 (5848 votes)
92Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (24200 votes)
93African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (5527 votes)
94Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.0/10 (2970 votes)
95Yojimbo (1961) 8.0/10 (1997 votes)
96Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.0/10 (21141 votes)
97Mononoke Hime (1997) 8.0/10 (3128 votes)
98Searchers, The (1956) 8.0/10 (3072 votes)
99Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 8.0/10 (2026 votes)
100"Pride and Prejudice" (1995) (mini) 7.9/10 (791 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101High Noon (1952) 7.9/10 (3913 votes)
102Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7.9/10 (2588 votes)
103Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (14002 votes)
104Sling Blade (1996) 7.9/10 (8837 votes)
105Glory (1989) 7.9/10 (8169 votes)
106Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (9644 votes)
107Requiem for a Dream (2000) 7.9/10 (1625 votes)
108Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (3889 votes)
109Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (8487 votes)
110Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) 7.9/10 (4597 votes)
111Iron Giant, The (1999) 7.9/10 (4007 votes)
112Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2850 votes)
113Rebecca (1940) 7.9/10 (3515 votes)
114Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2575 votes)
115Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (14814 votes)
116It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (2351 votes)
117Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (3014 votes)
118Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 7.9/10 (3568 votes)
119Notorious (1946) 7.9/10 (3062 votes)
120Apartment, The (1960) 7.9/10 (2882 votes)
121Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.9/10 (1642 votes)
122Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.9/10 (1420 votes)
123Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.9/10 (10735 votes)
124Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.9/10 (3310 votes)
125Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (6993 votes)
126Metropolis (1927) 7.9/10 (3397 votes)
127Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.9/10 (6710 votes)
128All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.9/10 (2027 votes)
129Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.9/10 (4156 votes)
130Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.9/10 (6757 votes)
131Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.9/10 (5215 votes)
132Manhattan (1979) 7.9/10 (4157 votes)
133Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.9/10 (2136 votes)
134Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (30456 votes)
135Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.9/10 (2044 votes)
136Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.8/10 (2938 votes)
137Patton (1970) 7.8/10 (4696 votes)
138Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.8/10 (1655 votes)
139Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (4695 votes)
140Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (4012 votes)
141Toy Story (1995) 7.8/10 (17140 votes)
142Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (10014 votes)
143Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (2428 votes)
144His Girl Friday (1940) 7.8/10 (2041 votes)
145Dancer in the Dark (2000) 7.8/10 (2718 votes)
146Conversation, The (1974) 7.8/10 (2924 votes)
147Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (2561 votes)
148Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (7256 votes)
149Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (3859 votes)
150Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (20133 votes)
151Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.8/10 (26019 votes)
152Stalag 17 (1953) 7.8/10 (1962 votes)
153Brazil (1985) 7.8/10 (12427 votes)
154Spartacus (1960) 7.8/10 (5077 votes)
155Platoon (1986) 7.8/10 (10370 votes)
156Smultronstället (1957) 7.8/10 (1293 votes)
157Killing, The (1956) 7.8/10 (1815 votes)
158Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.8/10 (22990 votes)
159Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.7/10 (4783 votes)
160Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (21107 votes)
161Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.7/10 (1999 votes)
162Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.7/10 (4992 votes)
163Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (5055 votes)
164Chicken Run (2000) 7.7/10 (6840 votes)
165Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.7/10 (2978 votes)
166Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (29711 votes)
167Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.7/10 (7694 votes)
168Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (5610 votes)
169Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.7/10 (1997 votes)
170Shakespeare in Love (1998) 7.7/10 (18095 votes)
171Snatch (2000) 7.7/10 (2988 votes)
172Exorcist, The (1973) 7.7/10 (9118 votes)
173Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (1388 votes)
174Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (4124 votes)
175Billy Elliot (2000) 7.7/10 (2123 votes)
176Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (23520 votes)
177Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (16076 votes)
178October Sky (1999) 7.7/10 (4559 votes)
179Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (19176 votes)
180Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (1491 votes)
181Central do Brasil (1998) 7.7/10 (5466 votes)
182Truman Show, The (1998) 7.7/10 (23900 votes)
183Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (3946 votes)
184Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.7/10 (2756 votes)
185Stand by Me (1986) 7.7/10 (10679 votes)
186Ikiru (1952) 7.7/10 (824 votes)
187Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7.7/10 (4557 votes)
188Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.7/10 (4306 votes)
189Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (9709 votes)
190Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (18638 votes)
191Charlie Brown Christmas, A (1965) (TV) 7.7/10 (1209 votes)
192Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (2131 votes)
193Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (21021 votes)
194Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.7/10 (1390 votes)
195Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.7/10 (1413 votes)
196Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.7/10 (3642 votes)
197Life of Brian (1979) 7.7/10 (11245 votes)
198Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980, The (1992) (V) 7.7/10 (762 votes)
199Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.7/10 (22570 votes)
200This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.7/10 (5932 votes)
201Laura (1944) 7.7/10 (1459 votes)
202Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.7/10 (2153 votes)
203O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 7.7/10 (3346 votes)
204Scrooge (1951) 7.7/10 (1609 votes)
205Stagecoach (1939) 7.6/10 (1702 votes)
206Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (13963 votes)
207All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (4414 votes)
208Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (5705 votes)
209Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.6/10 (1121 votes)
210Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (9186 votes)
211E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (14198 votes)
212High Fidelity (2000) 7.6/10 (6765 votes)
213King Kong (1933) 7.6/10 (3135 votes)
214Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (3912 votes)
215As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.6/10 (19102 votes)
216Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (8383 votes)
217Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (6330 votes)
218Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.6/10 (4507 votes)
219Deliverance (1972) 7.6/10 (4474 votes)
220MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (5757 votes)
2218 1/2 (1963) 7.6/10 (2419 votes)
222Ed Wood (1994) 7.6/10 (6671 votes)
22339 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (2275 votes)
224Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (3770 votes)
225Rio Bravo (1959) 7.6/10 (2144 votes)
226Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (2141 votes)
227Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (6045 votes)
228Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (2951 votes)
229Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (2534 votes)
230Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (1479 votes)
231Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (3453 votes)
232Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (1641 votes)
233Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (3978 votes)
234Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.6/10 (1925 votes)
235Three Kings (1999) 7.6/10 (10494 votes)
236Charade (1963) 7.6/10 (2329 votes)
237Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.6/10 (3710 votes)
238Thin Man, The (1934) 7.6/10 (1456 votes)
239Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (2836 votes)
240Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.6/10 (4299 votes)
241Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.6/10 (2807 votes)
242Network (1976) 7.6/10 (3023 votes)
243Groundhog Day (1993) 7.6/10 (13242 votes)
244From Here to Eternity (1953) 7.6/10 (1808 votes)
245Simple Plan, A (1998) 7.6/10 (6846 votes)
246Au revoir les enfants (1987) 7.6/10 (1521 votes)
247Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (4012 votes)
248Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) 7.6/10 (11175 votes)
249My Fair Lady (1964) 7.6/10 (5020 votes)
250Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.6/10 (4339 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.