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Best movies (all time)

A ranking of movies of any genre.

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Pulp Fiction
1

Pulp Fiction

(1994)
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, from a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, nonlinear...
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10
from 2 votes
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The Land Before Time
2

The Land Before Time

(1988)
The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall. Produced by Sullivan...
10
10
from 1 vote
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Baraka
2

Baraka

(1992)
Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative documentary film directed by Ron Fricke. The film is often compared to Koyaanisqatsi, the first of the Qatsi trilogy by Godfrey Reggio for which Fricke was cinematographer. Baraka was the first film...
10
10
from 1 vote
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The Shawshank Redemption
2

The Shawshank Redemption

(1994)
The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tel...
10
10
from 1 vote
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Koyaanisqatsi
2

Koyaanisqatsi

(1982)
Koyaanisqatsi, also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, is a 1982 American experimental film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. The film consists primarily of...
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10
from 1 vote
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Mr. Nobody
2

Mr. Nobody

(2009)
Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film. It was written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael, produced by Philippe Godeau, and starred Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham, Rhys Ifans, Natasha Little, Toby Reg...
10
10
from 1 vote
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Star Wars
7

Star Wars

(1977)
Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars saga, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher...
9.6
9.6
from 5 votes
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2001: A Space Odyssey
8

2001: A Space Odyssey

(1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay, written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, was partially inspired by Clarke's short story "The Sentinel". Clarke concurre...
9.5
9.5
from 8 votes
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The Green Mile
9

The Green Mile

(1999)
The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy crime drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecomb and M...
9.5
9.5
from 6 votes
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The Shining
10

The Shining

(1980)
The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. The...
9.5
9.5
from 4 votes
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The Lion King
11

The Lion King

(1994)
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The Lion King was...
9.3
9.3
from 6 votes
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
12

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

(2011)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 epic fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the second of two cinematic parts based on the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Ha...
9.3
9.3
from 3 votes
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Gods (Bogowie)
13

Gods (Bogowie)

(2014)
Bogowie ("Gods") is a Polish feature film from 2014, directed by Łukasz Palkowski. The film is a fact-based drama about Polish cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland in 1985...
9.3
9.3
from 4 votes
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Forrest Gump
13

Forrest Gump

(1994)
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson...
9.3
9.3
from 4 votes
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The Godfather: Part II
15

The Godfather: Part II

(1974)
The Godfather: Part II is a 1974 American crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Partially based on Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfa...
9.2
9.2
from 9 votes
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Toy Story
16

Toy Story

(1995)
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-animated film and the fi...
9
9
from 7 votes
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Inglourious Basterds
17

Inglourious Basterds

(2009)
Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American black comedy war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender and Eli Roth. The film tells the fictional al...
9
9
from 5 votes
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The Empire Strikes Back
18

The Empire Strikes Back

(1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas w...
9
9
from 4 votes
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The Nightmare Before Christmas
19

The Nightmare Before Christmas

(1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas, often promoted as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, is a 1993 American stop motion dark fantasy musical film directed by Henry Selick, and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It tells t...
9
9
from 3 votes
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
20

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(1996)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Italian title: Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, lit. "The Good, the Ugly, the Bad") is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, an...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Moon
20

Moon

(2009)
Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year solitary stint mining...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Evil Dead II
20

Evil Dead II

(1987)
Evil Dead II (referred to in publicity materials as Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn) is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Home Alone
20

Home Alone

(1990)
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Drunken Master II
20

Drunken Master II

(1994)
Drunken Master II (Chinese: 醉拳二; Cantonese Yale: Jui Kuen II) is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan, who stars as Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung. It was Chan's first traditional style martial...
9
9
from 2 votes
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
25

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

(1989)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by John Hughes, based on his short stor...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Back to the Future
25

Back to the Future

(1985)
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science-fiction adventure comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Gale and Neil Canton, and starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thomp...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Lincoln
25

Lincoln

(2012)
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The screenplay by Tony Kushner was loos...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Planet of the Apes
25

Planet of the Apes

(1968)
Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston. Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, and James Daly have co-starring roles in the fil...
9
9
from 1 vote
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Barry Lyndon
25

Barry Lyndon

(1975)
Barry Lyndon is a 1975 British-American period drama film written, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray. It stars Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson,...
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9
from 1 vote
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The Fifth Element
25

The Fifth Element

(1997)
The Fifth Element (French: Le Cinquième Élément) is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set in the 23rd ce...
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9
from 1 vote
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A Clockwork Orange
25

A Clockwork Orange

(1971)
A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange. It employs disturbing, violent images to comment on psychiatry, juve...
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9
from 1 vote
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
25

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

(1992)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series and the sequel to Home Alone. Macaulay Culk...
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9
from 1 vote
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Scary Movie 3
25

Scary Movie 3

(2003)
Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American science fiction horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and mystery genres, as well as the third film of the Scary Movie franchise, and the first to be directed by David Zucker. The...
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9
from 1 vote
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Miracle on the 34th Street
25

Miracle on the 34th Street

(1947)
Miracle on 34th Street (in the United Kingdom first released as The Big Heart) is a 1947 Christmas comedy-drama film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Pay...
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9
from 1 vote
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Powaqqatsi
25

Powaqqatsi

(1988)
Powaqqatsi, or Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation, is a 1988 American documentary film directed by Godfrey Reggio and the sequel to Reggio's experimental 1982 film, Koyaanisqatsi. It is the second film in the Qatsi trilogy. Powaqq...
9
9
from 1 vote
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The Hateful Eight
25

The Hateful Eight

(2015)
The Hateful Eight is a 2015 American mystery Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce D...
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9
from 1 vote
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The Revenant
37

The Revenant

(2015)
The Revenant is a 2015 American epic western film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu set in 1823 Montana and South Dakota, which was inspired by the experiences of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass. The screenplay was w...
8.8
8.8
from 5 votes
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The Martian
38

The Martian

(2015)
The Martian is an American science-fiction film directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by Andy Weir. The film was released on September 30, 2015 in 2D and 3D, and st...
8.8
8.8
from 14 votes
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
39

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

(1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also referred to as simply Terminator 2 or T2) is a 1991 American science fiction film co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Pa...
8.8
8.8
from 4 votes
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The Godfather
40

The Godfather

(1972)
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York...
8.7
8.7
from 15 votes
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Empire of the Sun
41

Empire of the Sun

(1987)
Empire of the Sun is a 1987 American coming of age war film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. Steven Spielberg directed the film, which stars Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson,...
8.7
8.7
from 7 votes
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Fight Club
41

Fight Club

(1999)
Fight Club is a 1999 American film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagon...
8.7
8.7
from 7 votes
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The Truman Show
43

The Truman Show

(1998)
The Truman Show is a 1998 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The film stars Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Ed Harris and Natascha McElhone...
8.7
8.7
from 9 votes
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Wall-E
44

Wall-E

(2008)
WALL-E (stylized with an interpunct as WALL·E) is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a robot named WA...
8.7
8.7
from 6 votes
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
45

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

(2009)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, which is the sixth instalment in...
8.7
8.7
from 3 votes
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
45

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

(2004)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, which is the third instalme...
8.7
8.7
from 3 votes
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
45

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

(2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic high fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (1954–1955). It is the first instalment in The Lord...
8.7
8.7
from 3 votes
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Full Metal Jacket
45

Full Metal Jacket

(1987)
Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 British-American war film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers (1979). The film stars Matth...
8.7
8.7
from 3 votes
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
45

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

(2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic high fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the third and final instalment in Th...
8.7
8.7
from 3 votes
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Pink Floyd – The Wall
50

Pink Floyd – The Wall

(1982)
Pink Floyd – The Wall is a 1982 British live-action/animated psychological horror musical film directed by Alan Parker with animated scenes by political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, and is based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album of the sa...
8.5
8.5
from 2 votes
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