Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (32725 votes)
2Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.8/10 (47048 votes)
3Schindler's List (1993) 8.7/10 (35626 votes)
4Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (24217 votes)
5Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (21120 votes)
6Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.7/10 (16429 votes)
7Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (55387 votes)
8Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.7/10 (6800 votes)
9Wo hu zang long (2000) 8.6/10 (11004 votes)
10American Beauty (1999) 8.6/10 (34792 votes)
11Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (20943 votes)
12One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (23820 votes)
13Rear Window (1954) 8.6/10 (13069 votes)
14Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.6/10 (33011 votes)
15Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (36538 votes)
16Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (18602 votes)
17Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (40799 votes)
18Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.5/10 (45706 votes)
19North by Northwest (1959) 8.5/10 (12111 votes)
20Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (31455 votes)
21It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.4/10 (14679 votes)
22Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.4/10 (35607 votes)
23Goodfellas (1990) 8.4/10 (20373 votes)
24Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (9866 votes)
2512 Angry Men (1957) 8.4/10 (8473 votes)
26Paths of Glory (1957) 8.4/10 (3831 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (10026 votes)
28Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (11694 votes)
29Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.3/10 (14062 votes)
30Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.3/10 (10760 votes)
31M (1931) 8.3/10 (3414 votes)
32Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (14724 votes)
33Third Man, The (1949) 8.3/10 (5877 votes)
34Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.3/10 (29289 votes)
35L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (25434 votes)
36Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.3/10 (4262 votes)
37Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (7180 votes)
38Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (42859 votes)
39Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (23236 votes)
40Boot, Das (1981) 8.3/10 (8762 votes)
41Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993) 8.2/10 (8331 votes)
42Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (8389 votes)
43All About Eve (1950) 8.2/10 (4083 votes)
44Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (8619 votes)
45Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (13978 votes)
46Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.2/10 (6458 votes)
47Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (6918 votes)
48Traffic (2000) 8.2/10 (4923 votes)
49Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (7713 votes)
50Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (20136 votes)
51Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.2/10 (6712 votes)
52How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.2/10 (4843 votes)
53Rashomon (1950) 8.2/10 (3175 votes)
54Almost Famous (2000) 8.2/10 (4524 votes)
55Double Indemnity (1944) 8.2/10 (3412 votes)
56General, The (1927) 8.2/10 (2044 votes)
572001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.2/10 (25425 votes)
58Touch of Evil (1958) 8.1/10 (3768 votes)
59American History X (1998) 8.1/10 (13839 votes)
60Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (4635 votes)
61Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.1/10 (14847 votes)
62Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (19425 votes)
63Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (3531 votes)
64Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (22072 votes)
65Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (8625 votes)
66Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (21197 votes)
67City Lights (1931) 8.1/10 (2448 votes)
68Ran (1985) 8.1/10 (3794 votes)
69Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (21797 votes)
70Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (4142 votes)
71Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (34142 votes)
72Green Mile, The (1999) 8.1/10 (14431 votes)
73Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (26024 votes)
74Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (14808 votes)
75Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (30878 votes)
76Modern Times (1936) 8.1/10 (3372 votes)
77Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.1/10 (2039 votes)
78C'era una volta il West (1969) 8.1/10 (3428 votes)
79Magnolia (1999) 8.1/10 (11674 votes)
80Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (8426 votes)
81Duck Soup (1933) 8.1/10 (3577 votes)
82Jaws (1975) 8.0/10 (15685 votes)
83Léon (1994) 8.0/10 (14994 votes)
84Dogme 1 - Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (3726 votes)
85On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (3964 votes)
86Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (7262 votes)
87Gladiator (2000) 8.0/10 (24862 votes)
88Se7en (1995) 8.0/10 (26445 votes)
89Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (24807 votes)
90Insider, The (1999) 8.0/10 (7988 votes)
91Straight Story, The (1999) 8.0/10 (3601 votes)
92Requiem for a Dream (2000) 8.0/10 (2118 votes)
93Yojimbo (1961) 8.0/10 (2090 votes)
94Great Escape, The (1963) 8.0/10 (6030 votes)
95African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (5666 votes)
96Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.0/10 (3063 votes)
97Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 8.0/10 (2669 votes)
98Searchers, The (1956) 8.0/10 (3178 votes)
99Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.0/10 (21645 votes)
100"Pride and Prejudice" (1995) (mini) 8.0/10 (869 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 8.0/10 (2095 votes)
102Mononoke Hime (1997) 8.0/10 (3431 votes)
103Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) 8.0/10 (4752 votes)
104Glory (1989) 7.9/10 (8411 votes)
105High Noon (1952) 7.9/10 (4037 votes)
106Sling Blade (1996) 7.9/10 (9030 votes)
107Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (9898 votes)
108Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (14438 votes)
109Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2667 votes)
110Rebecca (1940) 7.9/10 (3619 votes)
111Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 7.9/10 (4001 votes)
112Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (8730 votes)
113It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (2461 votes)
114Iron Giant, The (1999) 7.9/10 (4175 votes)
115Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2918 votes)
116Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (15290 votes)
117Apartment, The (1960) 7.9/10 (2996 votes)
118Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.9/10 (1481 votes)
119Notorious (1946) 7.9/10 (3177 votes)
120Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 7.9/10 (3712 votes)
121Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (3096 votes)
122Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.9/10 (1712 votes)
123Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.9/10 (11038 votes)
124Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.9/10 (3418 votes)
125Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (7183 votes)
126Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.9/10 (5352 votes)
127All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.9/10 (2097 votes)
128Manhattan (1979) 7.9/10 (4283 votes)
129Metropolis (1927) 7.9/10 (3508 votes)
130Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.9/10 (4251 votes)
131Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.9/10 (6925 votes)
132Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.9/10 (2114 votes)
133Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.9/10 (6922 votes)
134Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.9/10 (2178 votes)
135Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (31206 votes)
136Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.9/10 (3030 votes)
137Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.9/10 (1703 votes)
138Patton (1970) 7.8/10 (4837 votes)
139Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.8/10 (4819 votes)
140Conversation, The (1974) 7.8/10 (3060 votes)
141Dancer in the Dark (2000) 7.8/10 (3058 votes)
142Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (4119 votes)
143His Girl Friday (1940) 7.8/10 (2100 votes)
144Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (10375 votes)
145Toy Story (1995) 7.8/10 (17633 votes)
146Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (3963 votes)
147Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (2508 votes)
148Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (2636 votes)
149Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (7443 votes)
150Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.8/10 (26745 votes)
151Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (20723 votes)
152Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.8/10 (3077 votes)
153Stalag 17 (1953) 7.8/10 (2033 votes)
154Snatch (2000) 7.8/10 (4166 votes)
155Smultronstället (1957) 7.8/10 (1335 votes)
156Spartacus (1960) 7.8/10 (5275 votes)
157Brazil (1985) 7.8/10 (12706 votes)
158Platoon (1986) 7.8/10 (10731 votes)
159Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.8/10 (4947 votes)
160Killing, The (1956) 7.8/10 (1879 votes)
161Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.8/10 (5119 votes)
162Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.8/10 (2058 votes)
163Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.8/10 (23629 votes)
164Billy Elliot (2000) 7.8/10 (2644 votes)
165Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.7/10 (21688 votes)
166Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.7/10 (2111 votes)
167Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (5209 votes)
168Exorcist, The (1973) 7.7/10 (9489 votes)
169Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (4236 votes)
170Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (1443 votes)
171Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (30608 votes)
172Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (5776 votes)
173Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.7/10 (8117 votes)
174Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980, The (1992) (V) 7.7/10 (879 votes)
175Chicken Run (2000) 7.7/10 (7566 votes)
176Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (19699 votes)
177Central do Brasil (1998) 7.7/10 (5540 votes)
178Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (24133 votes)
179Shakespeare in Love (1998) 7.7/10 (18619 votes)
180October Sky (1999) 7.7/10 (4699 votes)
181Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (1535 votes)
182Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (16483 votes)
183O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 7.7/10 (4508 votes)
184Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (4029 votes)
185Truman Show, The (1998) 7.7/10 (24600 votes)
186Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.7/10 (2827 votes)
187Stand by Me (1986) 7.7/10 (10974 votes)
188Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (2191 votes)
189Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (10016 votes)
190This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.7/10 (6152 votes)
191Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (19153 votes)
192Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.7/10 (4465 votes)
193Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.7/10 (1453 votes)
194Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.7/10 (1481 votes)
195Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.7/10 (3800 votes)
196Ikiru (1952) 7.7/10 (891 votes)
197Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7.7/10 (4796 votes)
198Charlie Brown Christmas, A (1965) (TV) 7.7/10 (1291 votes)
199Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.7/10 (2228 votes)
200Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.7/10 (23209 votes)
201Laura (1944) 7.7/10 (1516 votes)
202Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (21628 votes)
203Life of Brian (1979) 7.7/10 (11527 votes)
204Stagecoach (1939) 7.7/10 (1777 votes)
205Gandhi (1982) 7.6/10 (5853 votes)
206Scrooge (1951) 7.6/10 (1656 votes)
207High Fidelity (2000) 7.6/10 (7311 votes)
208Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (6517 votes)
209Deliverance (1972) 7.6/10 (4629 votes)
210Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.6/10 (1155 votes)
211You Can Count on Me (2000) 7.6/10 (1060 votes)
212All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (4557 votes)
213King Kong (1933) 7.6/10 (3251 votes)
214E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (14634 votes)
215Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (9428 votes)
216Ed Wood (1994) 7.6/10 (6945 votes)
217Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (14353 votes)
218Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (2190 votes)
219Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.6/10 (4645 votes)
220As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.6/10 (19676 votes)
221Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (3995 votes)
222Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (3909 votes)
223Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (1517 votes)
224Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (3548 votes)
225Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (8581 votes)
226MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (5892 votes)
227Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (1693 votes)
22839 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (2350 votes)
229Rio Bravo (1959) 7.6/10 (2216 votes)
230Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (4122 votes)
231Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.6/10 (1977 votes)
2328 1/2 (1963) 7.6/10 (2483 votes)
233Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (3034 votes)
234Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (6279 votes)
235Lashou shentan (1992) 7.6/10 (2573 votes)
236Charade (1963) 7.6/10 (2402 votes)
237Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (2620 votes)
238Network (1976) 7.6/10 (3129 votes)
239Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.6/10 (2886 votes)
240Thin Man, The (1934) 7.6/10 (1489 votes)
241Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (2937 votes)
242From Here to Eternity (1953) 7.6/10 (1893 votes)
243Three Kings (1999) 7.6/10 (10954 votes)
244Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.6/10 (3785 votes)
245Gods and Monsters (1998) 7.6/10 (4427 votes)
246Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (4116 votes)
247Groundhog Day (1993) 7.6/10 (13757 votes)
248Fucking Åmål (1998) 7.6/10 (3165 votes)
249Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.6/10 (4482 votes)
250Happiness (1998) 7.6/10 (4183 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.