Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 8.9/10 (33683 votes)
2Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.8/10 (48410 votes)
3Schindler's List (1993) 8.8/10 (36452 votes)
4Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (21599 votes)
5Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (24743 votes)
6Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.7/10 (16958 votes)
7Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.7/10 (7179 votes)
8Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (56512 votes)
9Wo hu zang long (2000) 8.6/10 (14037 votes)
10American Beauty (1999) 8.6/10 (36211 votes)
11One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (24373 votes)
12Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (21450 votes)
13Rear Window (1954) 8.6/10 (13478 votes)
14Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.6/10 (33800 votes)
15Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.5/10 (37466 votes)
16Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (19092 votes)
17Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.5/10 (41614 votes)
18Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.5/10 (46770 votes)
19North by Northwest (1959) 8.5/10 (12427 votes)
20Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.4/10 (32501 votes)
21It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.4/10 (15023 votes)
22Goodfellas (1990) 8.4/10 (20984 votes)
23Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.4/10 (36555 votes)
2412 Angry Men (1957) 8.4/10 (8694 votes)
25Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.4/10 (10108 votes)
26Paths of Glory (1957) 8.4/10 (3951 votes)
27To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.3/10 (10256 votes)
28Vertigo (1958) 8.3/10 (12014 votes)
29M (1931) 8.3/10 (3550 votes)
30Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (15136 votes)
31Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.3/10 (14466 votes)
32Third Man, The (1949) 8.3/10 (6055 votes)
33Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.3/10 (11268 votes)
34L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (26096 votes)
35Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.3/10 (30249 votes)
36Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.3/10 (4363 votes)
37Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (7339 votes)
38Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (24580 votes)
39Matrix, The (1999) 8.3/10 (44326 votes)
40Boot, Das (1981) 8.3/10 (9032 votes)
41All About Eve (1950) 8.3/10 (4208 votes)
42Raging Bull (1980) 8.3/10 (8635 votes)
43Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993) 8.3/10 (8489 votes)
44Chinatown (1974) 8.2/10 (8833 votes)
45Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.2/10 (7081 votes)
46Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (14281 votes)
47Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.2/10 (6669 votes)
48Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.2/10 (6881 votes)
49Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.2/10 (20622 votes)
50Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.2/10 (7925 votes)
51Traffic (2000) 8.2/10 (7026 votes)
52How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) (TV) 8.2/10 (4944 votes)
53Almost Famous (2000) 8.2/10 (6082 votes)
54Rashomon (1950) 8.2/10 (3297 votes)
55Double Indemnity (1944) 8.2/10 (3487 votes)
56American History X (1998) 8.2/10 (14400 votes)
57General, The (1927) 8.2/10 (2103 votes)
582001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.2/10 (26001 votes)
59Touch of Evil (1958) 8.2/10 (3867 votes)
60Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.1/10 (4745 votes)
61Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.1/10 (3640 votes)
62Being John Malkovich (1999) 8.1/10 (15532 votes)
63Ran (1985) 8.1/10 (3907 votes)
64Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.1/10 (19890 votes)
65Lola rennt (1998) 8.1/10 (8939 votes)
66Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.1/10 (22591 votes)
67Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.1/10 (4238 votes)
68Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.1/10 (21762 votes)
69Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (34954 votes)
70Alien (1979) 8.1/10 (22367 votes)
71City Lights (1931) 8.1/10 (2523 votes)
72Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (26618 votes)
73Green Mile, The (1999) 8.1/10 (15130 votes)
74Amadeus (1984) 8.1/10 (15111 votes)
75Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.1/10 (2109 votes)
76Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (31545 votes)
77C'era una volta il West (1969) 8.1/10 (3514 votes)
78Sting, The (1973) 8.1/10 (8648 votes)
79Jaws (1975) 8.1/10 (16127 votes)
80Modern Times (1936) 8.1/10 (3438 votes)
81Duck Soup (1933) 8.1/10 (3651 votes)
82Magnolia (1999) 8.0/10 (12349 votes)
83Requiem for a Dream (2000) 8.0/10 (2490 votes)
84On the Waterfront (1954) 8.0/10 (4047 votes)
85Léon (1994) 8.0/10 (15443 votes)
86Dogme 1 - Festen (1998) 8.0/10 (3874 votes)
87Se7en (1995) 8.0/10 (27227 votes)
88Gladiator (2000) 8.0/10 (26995 votes)
89Annie Hall (1977) 8.0/10 (7436 votes)
90Insider, The (1999) 8.0/10 (8371 votes)
91Great Escape, The (1963) 8.0/10 (6176 votes)
92Straight Story, The (1999) 8.0/10 (3737 votes)
93Aliens (1986) 8.0/10 (25319 votes)
94African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (5778 votes)
95Yojimbo (1961) 8.0/10 (2213 votes)
96Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.0/10 (3154 votes)
97Mononoke Hime (1997) 8.0/10 (3672 votes)
98Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 8.0/10 (2739 votes)
99"Pride and Prejudice" (1995) (mini) 8.0/10 (957 votes)
100Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.0/10 (22058 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 8.0/10 (2140 votes)
102Searchers, The (1956) 8.0/10 (3269 votes)
103Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 8.0/10 (2718 votes)
104Glory (1989) 8.0/10 (8600 votes)
105Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 8.0/10 (4105 votes)
106High Noon (1952) 8.0/10 (4153 votes)
107Rebecca (1940) 8.0/10 (3713 votes)
108Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) 7.9/10 (4855 votes)
109Graduate, The (1967) 7.9/10 (10102 votes)
110Full Metal Jacket (1987) 7.9/10 (14815 votes)
111Sling Blade (1996) 7.9/10 (9173 votes)
112It Happened One Night (1934) 7.9/10 (2525 votes)
113Deer Hunter, The (1978) 7.9/10 (8960 votes)
114Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.9/10 (1527 votes)
115Shining, The (1980) 7.9/10 (15703 votes)
116Apartment, The (1960) 7.9/10 (3084 votes)
117Great Dictator, The (1940) 7.9/10 (2980 votes)
118Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7.9/10 (3183 votes)
119Notorious (1946) 7.9/10 (3260 votes)
120Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.9/10 (1760 votes)
121Iron Giant, The (1999) 7.9/10 (4316 votes)
122Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.9/10 (11256 votes)
123Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) 7.9/10 (5473 votes)
124Ben-Hur (1959) 7.9/10 (7429 votes)
125Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 7.9/10 (3878 votes)
126Big Sleep, The (1946) 7.9/10 (3478 votes)
127Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 7.9/10 (7081 votes)
128Memento (2000) 7.9/10 (1386 votes)
129Metropolis (1927) 7.9/10 (3589 votes)
130Manhattan (1979) 7.9/10 (4367 votes)
131All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.9/10 (2146 votes)
132Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.9/10 (7050 votes)
133Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.9/10 (2162 votes)
134Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.9/10 (4332 votes)
135Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.9/10 (2220 votes)
136Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 7.9/10 (31782 votes)
137Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.9/10 (3091 votes)
138Cool Hand Luke (1967) 7.9/10 (4935 votes)
139Patton (1970) 7.9/10 (4938 votes)
140Dancer in the Dark (2000) 7.8/10 (3533 votes)
141Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.8/10 (1733 votes)
142Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 7.8/10 (4212 votes)
143Conversation, The (1974) 7.8/10 (3166 votes)
144Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.8/10 (4046 votes)
145Unforgiven (1992) 7.8/10 (10673 votes)
146Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (2570 votes)
147Hustler, The (1961) 7.8/10 (2708 votes)
148Toy Story (1995) 7.8/10 (17961 votes)
149Stalag 17 (1953) 7.8/10 (2102 votes)
150His Girl Friday (1940) 7.8/10 (2143 votes)
151Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.8/10 (7646 votes)
152Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 7.8/10 (27450 votes)
153Die Hard (1988) 7.8/10 (21232 votes)
154Spartacus (1960) 7.8/10 (5435 votes)
155Billy Elliot (2000) 7.8/10 (3248 votes)
156Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980, The (1992) (V) 7.8/10 (957 votes)
157Brazil (1985) 7.8/10 (12937 votes)
158Snatch (2000) 7.8/10 (4979 votes)
159Platoon (1986) 7.8/10 (11059 votes)
160Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.8/10 (3187 votes)
161Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.8/10 (5056 votes)
162Smultronstället (1957) 7.8/10 (1377 votes)
163Killing, The (1956) 7.8/10 (1915 votes)
164Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.8/10 (24136 votes)
165Exorcist, The (1973) 7.8/10 (10019 votes)
166Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 7.8/10 (5243 votes)
167Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.8/10 (22164 votes)
168O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 7.8/10 (5247 votes)
169Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.8/10 (2097 votes)
170Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.7/10 (5318 votes)
171Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.7/10 (2196 votes)
172Forrest Gump (1994) 7.7/10 (31257 votes)
173Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.7/10 (1470 votes)
174Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (5885 votes)
175Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.7/10 (8516 votes)
176Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 7.7/10 (4316 votes)
177Rain Man (1988) 7.7/10 (16910 votes)
178Terminator, The (1984) 7.7/10 (20168 votes)
179Central do Brasil (1998) 7.7/10 (5587 votes)
180Back to the Future (1985) 7.7/10 (24642 votes)
181Shakespeare in Love (1998) 7.7/10 (19034 votes)
182Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (4084 votes)
183Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) 7.7/10 (1549 votes)
184Stand by Me (1986) 7.7/10 (11220 votes)
185October Sky (1999) 7.7/10 (4789 votes)
186Chicken Run (2000) 7.7/10 (8216 votes)
187Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.7/10 (4571 votes)
188Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.7/10 (1515 votes)
189Trainspotting (1996) 7.7/10 (19529 votes)
190Truman Show, The (1998) 7.7/10 (25112 votes)
191Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.7/10 (2238 votes)
192Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (1562 votes)
193Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.7/10 (2890 votes)
194Ikiru (1952) 7.7/10 (938 votes)
195Life of Brian (1979) 7.7/10 (11800 votes)
196Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (10304 votes)
197This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.7/10 (6323 votes)
198Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.7/10 (3916 votes)
199Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.7/10 (23719 votes)
200Laura (1944) 7.7/10 (1552 votes)
201Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.7/10 (2283 votes)
202Fugitive, The (1993) 7.7/10 (22047 votes)
203Boys Don't Cry (1999) 7.7/10 (4982 votes)
204Stagecoach (1939) 7.7/10 (1823 votes)
205You Can Count on Me (2000) 7.7/10 (1268 votes)
206High Fidelity (2000) 7.7/10 (7890 votes)
207Charlie Brown Christmas, A (1965) (TV) 7.7/10 (1340 votes)
208Gandhi (1982) 7.7/10 (5967 votes)
209Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.7/10 (4778 votes)
210King Kong (1933) 7.6/10 (3330 votes)
211All the President's Men (1976) 7.6/10 (4653 votes)
212Ed Wood (1994) 7.6/10 (7131 votes)
213E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.6/10 (14959 votes)
214Clerks (1994) 7.6/10 (14732 votes)
215Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La (1928) 7.6/10 (757 votes)
216Player, The (1992) 7.6/10 (6685 votes)
217Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 7.6/10 (9652 votes)
218Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 7.6/10 (1176 votes)
219Scrooge (1951) 7.6/10 (1674 votes)
220Deliverance (1972) 7.6/10 (4775 votes)
221Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.6/10 (4056 votes)
222Jean de Florette (1986) 7.6/10 (2229 votes)
223As Good As It Gets (1997) 7.6/10 (20137 votes)
224Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.6/10 (8807 votes)
225MASH (1970) 7.6/10 (5994 votes)
226Fanny och Alexander (1982) 7.6/10 (1553 votes)
227Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.6/10 (2017 votes)
228Amarcord (1974) 7.6/10 (1737 votes)
229Rio Bravo (1959) 7.6/10 (2293 votes)
23039 Steps, The (1935) 7.6/10 (2413 votes)
231Network (1976) 7.6/10 (3202 votes)
232Killing Fields, The (1984) 7.6/10 (3640 votes)
233Charade (1963) 7.6/10 (2484 votes)
234Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.6/10 (4212 votes)
235Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.6/10 (3870 votes)
236Harvey (1950) 7.6/10 (2678 votes)
237Being There (1979) 7.6/10 (4071 votes)
238Roman Holiday (1953) 7.6/10 (3083 votes)
239Thin Man, The (1934) 7.6/10 (1519 votes)
240Birds, The (1963) 7.6/10 (6479 votes)
241From Here to Eternity (1953) 7.6/10 (1952 votes)
2428 1/2 (1963) 7.6/10 (2533 votes)
243Groundhog Day (1993) 7.6/10 (14155 votes)
244Lashou shentan (1992) 7.6/10 (2662 votes)
245Three Kings (1999) 7.6/10 (11364 votes)
246Red River (1948) 7.6/10 (909 votes)
247Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 7.6/10 (2953 votes)
248Secrets & Lies (1996) 7.6/10 (4213 votes)
249Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.6/10 (3009 votes)
250Rebel Without a Cause (1955) 7.6/10 (4614 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.