Rank    Title
1Godfather, The (1972) 9.0/10 (87416 votes)
2Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8.9/10 (109121 votes)
3Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 8.8/10 (51137 votes)
4Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) 8.8/10 (46722 votes)
5Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) 8.8/10 (73139 votes)
6Casablanca (1942) 8.7/10 (50694 votes)
7Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) 8.7/10 (117062 votes)
8Schindler's List (1993) 8.7/10 (74486 votes)
9Shichinin no samurai (1954) 8.7/10 (21386 votes)
10Star Wars (1977) 8.7/10 (106439 votes)
11Citizen Kane (1941) 8.7/10 (47252 votes)
12One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 8.6/10 (53018 votes)
13Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 8.6/10 (47965 votes)
14Rear Window (1954) 8.6/10 (30890 votes)
15Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 8.6/10 (81945 votes)
16Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 8.6/10 (72873 votes)
17Memento (2000) 8.6/10 (64800 votes)
18Usual Suspects, The (1995) 8.6/10 (80073 votes)
19Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.6/10 (96743 votes)
20North by Northwest (1959) 8.5/10 (27535 votes)
2112 Angry Men (1957) 8.5/10 (21099 votes)
22Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) 8.5/10 (40637 votes)
23Psycho (1960) 8.5/10 (41959 votes)
24Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8.5/10 (23764 votes)
25Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 8.5/10 (18926 votes)
26Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 8.5/10 (71690 votes)
27It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 8.5/10 (32330 votes)
28Goodfellas (1990) 8.5/10 (50178 votes)
29American Beauty (1999) 8.4/10 (84820 votes)
30Sunset Blvd. (1950) 8.4/10 (11607 votes)
31Vertigo (1958) 8.4/10 (26107 votes)
32Matrix, The (1999) 8.4/10 (110372 votes)
33Apocalypse Now (1979) 8.4/10 (48559 votes)
34Pianist, The (2002) 8.4/10 (16726 votes)
35To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 8.4/10 (22727 votes)
36C'era una volta il West (1968) 8.3/10 (10102 votes)
37Some Like It Hot (1959) 8.3/10 (18945 votes)
38Third Man, The (1949) 8.3/10 (13942 votes)
39Taxi Driver (1976) 8.3/10 (35083 votes)
40Paths of Glory (1957) 8.3/10 (10446 votes)
41Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) 8.3/10 (12895 votes)
42Fight Club (1999) 8.3/10 (79447 votes)
43Boot, Das (1981) 8.3/10 (21933 votes)
44Double Indemnity (1944) 8.3/10 (8761 votes)
45L.A. Confidential (1997) 8.3/10 (55080 votes)
46Chinatown (1974) 8.3/10 (19226 votes)
47Singin' in the Rain (1952) 8.3/10 (15562 votes)
48Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 8.3/10 (15247 votes)
49M (1931) 8.3/10 (8706 votes)
50Requiem for a Dream (2000) 8.3/10 (30777 votes)
51Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 8.3/10 (17227 votes)
52All About Eve (1950) 8.3/10 (9951 votes)
53Se7en (1995) 8.3/10 (65296 votes)
54Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 8.3/10 (45822 votes)
55Cidade de Deus (2002) 8.3/10 (8319 votes)
56Saving Private Ryan (1998) 8.2/10 (77608 votes)
57Raging Bull (1980) 8.2/10 (19384 votes)
58Rashômon (1950) 8.2/10 (8053 votes)
59Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 8.2/10 (29690 votes)
60Sting, The (1973) 8.2/10 (18155 votes)
61Alien (1979) 8.2/10 (47916 votes)
62American History X (1998) 8.2/10 (41695 votes)
63Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 8.2/10 (8796 votes)
64Léon (1994) 8.2/10 (36963 votes)
65Vita è bella, La (1997) 8.2/10 (29296 votes)
66Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 8.2/10 (9969 votes)
67Touch of Evil (1958) 8.2/10 (9022 votes)
682001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 8.2/10 (51423 votes)
69Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8.2/10 (7817 votes)
70Great Escape, The (1963) 8.2/10 (14680 votes)
71Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 8.2/10 (49252 votes)
72Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8.2/10 (49509 votes)
73Wo hu cang long (2000) 8.2/10 (41151 votes)
74Amadeus (1984) 8.2/10 (28589 votes)
75Modern Times (1936) 8.2/10 (7330 votes)
76Ran (1985) 8.2/10 (8553 votes)
77On the Waterfront (1954) 8.2/10 (9120 votes)
78Annie Hall (1977) 8.2/10 (15906 votes)
79Jaws (1975) 8.2/10 (35896 votes)
80Braveheart (1995) 8.1/10 (71340 votes)
81High Noon (1952) 8.1/10 (9211 votes)
82Apartment, The (1960) 8.1/10 (8241 votes)
83Fargo (1996) 8.1/10 (51446 votes)
84Aliens (1986) 8.1/10 (49847 votes)
85Sixth Sense, The (1999) 8.1/10 (74088 votes)
86Shining, The (1980) 8.1/10 (37298 votes)
87Strangers on a Train (1951) 8.1/10 (7672 votes)
88Blade Runner (1982) 8.1/10 (59935 votes)
89Metropolis (1927) 8.1/10 (8632 votes)
90Duck Soup (1933) 8.1/10 (7462 votes)
91Finding Nemo (2003) 8.1/10 (20534 votes)
92Donnie Darko (2001) 8.1/10 (25898 votes)
93General, The (1927) 8.1/10 (4960 votes)
94City Lights (1931) 8.1/10 (5598 votes)
95Princess Bride, The (1987) 8.1/10 (42615 votes)
96Toy Story 2 (1999) 8.1/10 (30615 votes)
97Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 8.1/10 (25810 votes)
98Great Dictator, The (1940) 8.1/10 (7152 votes)
99Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 8.0/10 (6601 votes)
100Notorious (1946) 8.0/10 (7777 votes)

Top 101 - 250

Rank    Title
101Lola rennt (1998) 8.0/10 (24363 votes)
102Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989) 8.0/10 (10470 votes)
103Full Metal Jacket (1987) 8.0/10 (35222 votes)
104Rebecca (1940) 8.0/10 (8421 votes)
105Mononoke-hime (1997) 8.0/10 (13152 votes)
106Big Sleep, The (1946) 8.0/10 (7579 votes)
107Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 8.0/10 (15383 votes)
108Graduate, The (1967) 8.0/10 (21057 votes)
109It Happened One Night (1934) 8.0/10 (5773 votes)
110Manhattan (1979) 8.0/10 (9482 votes)
111Patton (1970) 8.0/10 (10698 votes)
112Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 8.0/10 (59881 votes)
113Deer Hunter, The (1978) 8.0/10 (20891 votes)
114Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 8.0/10 (4565 votes)
115Searchers, The (1956) 8.0/10 (7737 votes)
116Yojimbo (1961) 8.0/10 (5954 votes)
117Glory (1989) 8.0/10 (17114 votes)
118Ladri di biciclette (1948) 8.0/10 (5311 votes)
119Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 8.0/10 (8098 votes)
120African Queen, The (1951) 8.0/10 (10933 votes)
121Forrest Gump (1994) 8.0/10 (67002 votes)
122Bringing Up Baby (1938) 8.0/10 (6919 votes)
123Cool Hand Luke (1967) 8.0/10 (10742 votes)
124Ben-Hur (1959) 8.0/10 (16024 votes)
125Green Mile, The (1999) 8.0/10 (43273 votes)
126Shrek (2001) 8.0/10 (44103 votes)
127Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 8.0/10 (12854 votes)
128Hable con ella (2002) 8.0/10 (7707 votes)
129Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 8.0/10 (64130 votes)
130Unforgiven (1992) 8.0/10 (22955 votes)
131Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 8.0/10 (8636 votes)
132Stalag 17 (1953) 8.0/10 (5170 votes)
133Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 7.9/10 (5814 votes)
134Gone with the Wind (1939) 7.9/10 (22135 votes)
135Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 7.9/10 (5536 votes)
136Christmas Story, A (1983) 7.9/10 (15128 votes)
137Wild Bunch, The (1969) 7.9/10 (8140 votes)
138Straight Story, The (1999) 7.9/10 (10651 votes)
139Elephant Man, The (1980) 7.9/10 (11998 votes)
140Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 7.9/10 (47128 votes)
141All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 7.9/10 (4970 votes)
142Hustler, The (1961) 7.9/10 (6136 votes)
143Lost in Translation (2003) 7.9/10 (9935 votes)
144Platoon (1986) 7.9/10 (25879 votes)
145Back to the Future (1985) 7.9/10 (52352 votes)
146Young Frankenstein (1974) 7.9/10 (16777 votes)
147His Girl Friday (1940) 7.9/10 (4896 votes)
148Monsters, Inc. (2001) 7.9/10 (26628 votes)
149Die Hard (1988) 7.9/10 (45419 votes)
150Amores perros (2000) 7.9/10 (9148 votes)
151Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 7.9/10 (5216 votes)
152Grande illusion, La (1937) 7.9/10 (3742 votes)
153Gold Rush, The (1925) 7.9/10 (4623 votes)
154Dogville (2003) 7.9/10 (3716 votes)
155Spartacus (1960) 7.9/10 (12549 votes)
156Almost Famous (2000) 7.9/10 (28387 votes)
157Charade (1963) 7.9/10 (6488 votes)
158Life of Brian (1979) 7.9/10 (24775 votes)
159Conversation, The (1974) 7.9/10 (7421 votes)
160Gladiator (2000) 7.9/10 (69783 votes)
161Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 7.9/10 (5293 votes)
162Mystic River (2003) 7.9/10 (7931 votes)
163Smultronstället (1957) 7.9/10 (3416 votes)
164Festen (1998) 7.9/10 (9012 votes)
165Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 7.9/10 (3735 votes)
166Magnolia (1999) 7.9/10 (33844 votes)
167Roman Holiday (1953) 7.9/10 (6890 votes)
168Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 7.9/10 (4136 votes)
169Sling Blade (1996) 7.9/10 (16253 votes)
170Toy Story (1995) 7.9/10 (35329 votes)
171Being John Malkovich (1999) 7.9/10 (40955 votes)
172Insider, The (1999) 7.9/10 (21641 votes)
173Night at the Opera, A (1935) 7.9/10 (4477 votes)
174Brazil (1985) 7.9/10 (23897 votes)
175Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 7.8/10 (7715 votes)
176Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 7.8/10 (7057 votes)
177All the President's Men (1976) 7.8/10 (9655 votes)
178Mulholland Dr. (2001) 7.8/10 (23854 votes)
179Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 7.8/10 (5348 votes)
180Killing, The (1956) 7.8/10 (4820 votes)
181Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 7.8/10 (3914 votes)
182Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 7.8/10 (4422 votes)
183Exorcist, The (1973) 7.8/10 (24724 votes)
184To Be or Not to Be (1942) 7.8/10 (2569 votes)
185Ed Wood (1994) 7.8/10 (15605 votes)
186Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 7.8/10 (7912 votes)
187Terminator, The (1984) 7.8/10 (45690 votes)
188Stand by Me (1986) 7.8/10 (23316 votes)
189Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 7.8/10 (5825 votes)
190Twelve Monkeys (1995) 7.8/10 (48286 votes)
191Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 7.8/10 (10540 votes)
192Ying xiong (2002) 7.8/10 (5477 votes)
193Adaptation. (2002) 7.8/10 (14552 votes)
194This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 7.8/10 (14724 votes)
195Harvey (1950) 7.8/10 (5840 votes)
196Gandhi (1982) 7.8/10 (11943 votes)
197Trainspotting (1996) 7.8/10 (39394 votes)
198Miller's Crossing (1990) 7.8/10 (10275 votes)
199Network (1976) 7.8/10 (6948 votes)
200Right Stuff, The (1983) 7.8/10 (10279 votes)
201Lion in Winter, The (1968) 7.8/10 (4362 votes)
202Midnight Cowboy (1969) 7.8/10 (9734 votes)
203Groundhog Day (1993) 7.8/10 (32652 votes)
204Rain Man (1988) 7.8/10 (32565 votes)
205Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 7.8/10 (9380 votes)
206Others, The (2001) 7.8/10 (25971 votes)
2078 (1963) 7.8/10 (5671 votes)
208Laura (1944) 7.8/10 (3453 votes)
209King Kong (1933) 7.8/10 (7465 votes)
210Whale Rider (2002) 7.8/10 (4513 votes)
211Snatch. (2000) 7.8/10 (30248 votes)
212Minority Report (2002) 7.8/10 (35823 votes)
213Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 7.8/10 (24205 votes)
214Stagecoach (1939) 7.8/10 (4136 votes)
215Hotaru no haka (1988) 7.8/10 (4025 votes)
21639 Steps, The (1935) 7.8/10 (5661 votes)
217Traffic (2000) 7.8/10 (32352 votes)
218Strada, La (1954) 7.7/10 (3495 votes)
219Untouchables, The (1987) 7.7/10 (23182 votes)
220Big Lebowski, The (1998) 7.7/10 (34953 votes)
221Beauty and the Beast (1991) 7.7/10 (19056 votes)
222Thin Man, The (1934) 7.7/10 (3478 votes)
223Rio Bravo (1959) 7.7/10 (5281 votes)
224Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La (1928) 7.7/10 (2208 votes)
225Henry V (1989) 7.7/10 (6839 votes)
226Todo sobre mi madre (1999) 7.7/10 (9853 votes)
227In the Heat of the Night (1967) 7.7/10 (4777 votes)
228Planet of the Apes (1968) 7.7/10 (15283 votes)
229Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 7.7/10 (33262 votes)
230Fantasia (1940) 7.7/10 (11856 votes)
231Being There (1979) 7.7/10 (7968 votes)
232Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7.7/10 (6765 votes)
233Good Will Hunting (1997) 7.7/10 (48234 votes)
234Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 7.7/10 (3076 votes)
235X2 (2003) 7.7/10 (23833 votes)
236Beautiful Mind, A (2001) 7.7/10 (30904 votes)
237Red River (1948) 7.7/10 (2719 votes)
238Clerks. (1994) 7.7/10 (31176 votes)
239E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 7.7/10 (34588 votes)
240Big Fish (2003) 7.7/10 (6136 votes)
241Ikiru (1952) 7.7/10 (2386 votes)
242MASH (1970) 7.7/10 (12046 votes)
243Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) 7.7/10 (6434 votes)
244Sleuth (1972) 7.7/10 (3563 votes)
245Heat (1995) 7.7/10 (32290 votes)
246Quiet Man, The (1952) 7.7/10 (5530 votes)
247Road to Perdition (2002) 7.7/10 (21528 votes)
248JFK (1991) 7.7/10 (20716 votes)
249Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 7.7/10 (10979 votes)
250Birds, The (1963) 7.7/10 (15541 votes)

To take part in our poll see the options at the bottom of each title page or see the weekly ballot.

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 1250)
  C = the mean vote across the whole report (currently 6.9)

 note: for this top 250, only votes from regular voters are considered.