The IMDb Top 250

The top 250 movies of all time, determined by a weighted average of votes from users of the IMDb.

Ratings by Sam.

Rank Title Year Rating
1 Godfather, The 1972 9
2 Shawshank Redemption, The 1994 6
3 Godfather: Part II, The 1974 7
4 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The 2003 6
5 Schindler's List 1993 9
6 Seven Samurai 1954 8
7 Casablanca 1942 10
8 Star Wars 1977 7
9 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 7
10 Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The 1966 10
11 Pulp Fiction 1994 8
12 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 8
13 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The 2001 7
14 Rear Window 1954 9
15 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The 2002 7
16 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 10
17 Citizen Kane 1941 8
18 Usual Suspects, The 1995 8
19 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 7
20 City of God 2002 9
21 12 Angry Men 1957 9
22 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 10
23 Memento 2000 8
24 North by Northwest 1959 9
25 Psycho 1960 7
26 Goodfellas 1990 9
27 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 7
28 Silence of the Lambs, The 1991 9
29 Amélie 2001 8
30 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 6
31 Sunset Boulevard 1950 10
32 American Beauty 1999 9
33 Matrix, The 1999 7
34 Fight Club 1999 9
35 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 9
36 Vertigo 1958 8
37 Apocalypse Now 1979
38 Pianist, The 2002
39 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 8
40 Taxi Driver 1976 8
41 Paths of Glory 1957 8
42 Se7en 1995 7
43 Hotel Rwanda 2004 9
44 Spirited Away 2001 8
45 Professional, The 1994 8
46 Third Man, The 1949 7
47 Boot, Das 1981 9
48 Chinatown 1974 9
49 Million Dollar Baby 2004 8
50 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 10
51 Requiem for a Dream 2000
52 Untergang, Der 2004 9
53 L.A. Confidential 1997 7
54 Maltese Falcon, The 1941 7
55 Singin' in the Rain 1952 9
56 American History X 1998 8
57 Double Indemnity 1944 9
58 Some Like It Hot 1959 9
59 M 1931
60 Bridge on the River Kwai, The 1957 7
61 Crash 2004 6
62 Alien 1979 8
63 Rashômon 1950 10
64 All About Eve 1950 8
65 Saving Private Ryan 1998 8
66 Modern Times 1936 9
67 A Clockwork Orange 1971
68 Incredibles, The 2004 8
69 Raging Bull 1980
70 Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The 1948 8
71 Reservoir Dogs 1992 8
72 Sting, The 1973 8
73 Life is Beautiful 1997 10
74 Manchurian Candidate, The 1962 9
75 Shining, The 1980 8
76 Great Escape, The 1963 7
77 Amadeus 1984 6
78 Sin City 2005 9
79 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 8
80 Aliens 1986 8
81 Metropolis 1927 8
82 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 7
83 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
84 On the Waterfront 1954 7
85 Touch of Evil 1958 7
86 City Lights 1931 9
87 Wizard of Oz, The 1939 7
88 Apartment, The 1960 10
89 Jaws 1975 9
90 Strangers on a Train 1951
91 Ran 1985
92 Braveheart 1995 8
93 Great Dictator, The 1940 10
94 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 9
95 Donnie Darko 2001 7
96 Seventh Seal, The 1957 9
97 Rebecca 1940
98 Finding Nemo 2003 8
99 Forrest Gump 1994 9
100 High Noon 1952 8
101 Fargo 1996 8
102 Blade Runner 1982 6
103 Cinema Paradiso 1989
104 Annie Hall 1977 7
105 Full Metal Jacket 1987 9
106 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 9
107 Oldboy 2003 8
108 Princess Mononoke 1997 6
109 Notorious 1946 8
110 Big Sleep, The 1946 8
111 Batman Begins 2005 6
112 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 6
113 Princess Bride, The 1987 10
114 Sixth Sense, The 1999 7
115 Once Upon a Time in America 1984 8
116 General, The 1927 9
117 Return of the Jedi 1983 7
118 Yojimbo 1961 9
119 Elephant Man, The 1980
120 Bicycle Thief, The 1948
121 Cool Hand Luke 1967 9
122 It Happened One Night 1934 8
123 Best Years of Our Lives, The 1946
124 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 8
125 Before Sunset 2004
126 Unforgiven 1992 9
127 Graduate, The 1967 7
128 Deer Hunter, The 1978
129 Duck Soup 1933 7
130 Ben-Hur 1959 4
131 Back to the Future 1985 7
132 Run Lola Run 1998 8
133 Wild Strawberries 1957
134 Patton 1970
135 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 9
136 Green Mile, The 1999 7
137 Finding Neverland 2004 7
138 Amores perros 2000 9
139 Toy Story 2 1999 7
140 Hero 2002 8
141 Platoon 1986 8
142 Life of Brian 1979 8
143 Glory 1989
144 Philadelphia Story, The 1940 8
145 Gold Rush, The 1925 8
146 African Queen, The 1951 8
147 Stalag 17 1953 9
148 Adventures of Robin Hood, The 1938 5
149 A Christmas Story 1983
150 Manhattan 1979
151 Gladiator 2000 8
152 Killing, The 1956 7
153 Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 10
154 Die Hard 1988 8
155 Bringing Up Baby 1938 8
156 Grapes of Wrath, The 1940
157 Mystic River 2003 7
158 Wild Bunch, The 1969 7
159 Gone with the Wind 1939 6
160 Big Fish 2003 10
161 Witness for the Prosecution 1957 9
162 Hustler, The 1961
163 Shrek 2001 8
164 Searchers, The 1956 8
165 Harvey 1950 10
166 All Quiet on the Western Front 1930
167 Conversation, The 1974 9
168 For a Few Dollars More 1965 8
169 Straight Story, The 1999 10
170 Talk to Her 2002
171 Young Frankenstein 1974 7
172 Gandhi 1982 7
173 Shadow of a Doubt 1943
174 Roman Holiday 1953 7
175 Day the Earth Stood Still, The 1951 7
176 Magnolia 1999
177 Night of the Hunter, The 1955 8
178 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The 1962 8
179 His Girl Friday 1940 8
180 Ed Wood 1994 8
181 Festen 1998
182 Spartacus 1960
183 Stand by Me 1986 8
184 Groundhog Day 1993 8
185 Charade 1963 9
186 Trainspotting 1996 8
187 Monsters, Inc. 2001 6
188 Dog Day Afternoon 1975 6
189 Twelve Monkeys 1995 7
190 Sea Inside, The 2004
191 400 Blows, The 1959 8
192 Sling Blade 1996
193 Sideways 2004 8
194 Brazil 1985
195 Toy Story 1995 8
196 Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 8
197 Grave of the Fireflies 1988 9
198 Battleship Potemkin 1925
199 All the President's Men 1976 7
200 Big Lebowski, The 1998 7
201 A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 7
202 Exorcist, The 1973
203 Strada, La 1954 9
204 Brief Encounter 1945 9
205 1963 9
206 Ikiru 1952
207 Wages of Fear, The 1953
208 Passion of Joan of Arc, The 1928
209 Terminator, The 1984 7
210 Almost Famous 2000 7
211 Snatch. 2000 6
212 Throne of Blood 1957
213 Three Colours: Red 1994
214 Lost in Translation 2003 8
215 Insider, The 1999 6
216 Nosferatu 1922 8
217 A Night at the Opera 1935 9
218 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 8
219 Serenity 2005 8
220 Laura 1944
221 Grand Illusion, The 1937 9
222 Heat 1995 6
223 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 8
224 In America 2002
225 Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The 1920
226 In the Heat of the Night 1967
227 Network 1976 9
228 Sleuth 1972
229 Mulholland Drive 2001 8
230 This Is Spinal Tap 1984 8
231 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966
232 Rain Man 1988 8
233 Revenge of the Sith 2005 6
234 Bride of Frankenstein 1935 9
235 King Kong 1933 8
236 21 Grams 2003 9
237 Scarface 1983 8
238 Barry Lyndon 1975
239 Miller's Crossing 1990 8
240 Station Agent, The 2003 7
241 Being There 1979 8
242 Being John Malkovich 1999 8
243 Garden State 2004 3
244 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 6
245 Thing, The 1982 7
246 Planet of the Apes 1968 8
247 Diaboliques, Les 1955
248 Untouchables, The 1987 7
249 Frankenstein 1931 8
250 Rosemary's Baby 1968 8