The Top 250 Movies of All Time

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City Lights 1931, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinVirginia CherrillFlorence Lee

Comedy Drama    Comedy    Drama

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Alien 1979, 117 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Tom SkerrittSigourney WeaverIan Holm

Body Horror    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Horror

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Casablanca 1942, 102 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Romance

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Seven Samurai 1954, 207 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMinoru ChiakiTakashi Shimura

Action    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Se7en 1995, 127 min.

David Fincher     Starring: Brad PittMorgan FreemanGwyneth Paltrow

Crime Thriller    Crime    Police Detective Film

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The Apartment 1960, 125 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Jack LemmonFred MacMurrayRay Walston

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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Citizen Kane 1941, 119 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Orson WellesRay CollinsJoseph Cotten

Drama    Newspaper Film    Period Film

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Ghostbusters 1984, 105 min.

Ivan Reitman     Starring: Bill MurrayDan AykroydHarold Ramis

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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The Third Man 1949, 93 min.

Carol Reed     Starring: Joseph CottenAlida ValliOrson Welles

British Noir    Film Noir    Mystery

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Yojimbo 1961, 110 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneIsuzu YamadaDaisuke Katô

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

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Taxi Driver 1976, 113 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Robert De NiroJodie FosterAlbert Brooks

Drama    New Hollywood    Post-Noir

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Chinatown 1974, 131 min.

Roman Polanski     Starring: Faye DunawayJack NicholsonJohn Hillerman

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Mystery

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Touch of Evil 1958, 95 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Charlton HestonJanet LeighOrson Welles

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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Forrest Gump 1994, 142 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Tom HanksRobin WrightGary Sinise

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Toy Story 1995, 81 min.

John Lasseter     Starring: Don RicklesWallace ShawnJim Varney

Adventure    Animation    Comedy

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Memento 2000, 113 min.

Christopher Nolan     Starring: Guy PearceCarrie-Anne MossJoe Pantoliano

Crime Thriller    Crime    Mindbender

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Notorious 1946, 101 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantIngrid BergmanClaude Rains

Film Noir    Mystery    Political Thriller

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Sunset Blvd. 1950, 110 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: William HoldenGloria SwansonNancy Olson

Drama    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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Modern Times 1936, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinHenry BergmanChester Conklin

Comedy    Satire    Silent Film

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Grand Illusion 1937, 114 min.

Jean Renoir     Starring: Jean GabinDita ParloPierre Fresnay

Anti-War Film    Drama    Escape Film

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The Professional 1994, 110 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Jean RenoNatalie PortmanGary Oldman

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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On the Waterfront 1954, 108 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Marlon BrandoKarl MaldenLee J. Cobb

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Ace in the Hole 1951, 111 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Kirk DouglasRobert ArthurJan Sterling

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Rocky 1976, 119 min.

John G. Avildsen     Starring: Sylvester StalloneTalia ShireBurt Young

Drama    New Hollywood    Sports Drama

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Network 1976, 121 min.

Sidney Lumet     Starring: Faye DunawayWilliam HoldenPeter Finch

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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The Departed 2006, 151 min.

Martin Scorsese     Starring: Leonardo DiCaprioMatt DamonMark Wahlberg

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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The Gold Rush 1925, 96 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinMack SwainTom Murray

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Comedy

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Groundhog Day 1993, 101 min.

Harold Ramis     Starring: Bill MurrayAndie MacDowellChris Elliott

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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The Searchers 1956, 119 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneJeffery HunterVera Miles

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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It's a Wonderful Life 1946, 130 min.

Frank Capra     Starring: James StewartDonna ReedLionel Barrymore

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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American History X 1998, 119 min.

Tony Kaye     Starring: Edward NortonEdward FurlongBeverly D'Angelo

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Sherlock Jr. 1924, 45 min.

Buster Keaton     Starring: Buster KeatonKathryn McGuireJoe Keaton

Action Comedy    Comedy    Crime Comedy

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My Neighbor Totoro 1988, 86 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Noriko HidakaChika SakamotoShigesato Itoi

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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139

Office Space 1999, 89 min.

Mike Judge     Starring: Stephen RootGary ColeJohn C. McGinley

Black Comedy    Comedy    Workplace Comedy

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Annie Hall 1977, 93 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonTony Roberts

Comedy of Manners    Comedy    New Hollywood

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Duck Soup 1933, 68 min.

Leo McCarey     Starring: Harpo MarxGroucho MarxChico Marx

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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Gladiator 2000, 155 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Russell CroweJoaquin PhoenixConnie Nielsen

Action    Adventure Drama    Adventure

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In a Lonely Place 1950, 94 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: Humphrey BogartGloria GrahameFrank Lovejoy

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Breathless 1960, 90 min.

Jean-Luc Godard     Starring: Jean-Paul BelmondoJean Seberg

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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The Kid 1921, 68 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinJackie Coogan

Drama    Silent Film

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Rio Bravo 1959, 141 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: John WayneAngie DickinsonDean Martin

Buddy Film    Traditional Western    Western

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Bringing Up Baby 1938, 102 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: Katharine HepburnCary GrantCharles Ruggles

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Rififi 1955, 122 min.

Jules Dassin     Starring: Jean ServaisCarl MohnerRobert Manuel

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Sullivan's Travels 1941, 90 min.

Preston Sturges     Starring: Joel McCreaVeronica LakeRobert Warwick

Comedy    Road Movie    Romance

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The Sting 1973, 129 min.

George Roy Hill     Starring: Paul NewmanRobert RedfordRobert Shaw

Buddy Film    Comedy    Con Artist / Hustler

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Laura 1944, 88 min.

Otto Preminger     Starring: Gene TierneyDana AndrewsClifton Webb

Crime Thriller    Crime    Detective Film

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Stalag 17 1953, 120 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Robert StraussHarvey LembeckOtto Preminger

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Charade 1963, 113 min.

Stanley Donen     Starring: James CoburnCary GrantAudrey Hepburn

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Mystery

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182

Ran 1985, 162 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Tatsuya NakadaiAkira TeraoJinpachi Nezu

Action    Based-on-Shakespeare    Drama

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Manhattan 1979, 96 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenDiane KeatonMichael Murphy

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Brief Encounter 1945, 86 min.

David Lean     Starring: Celia JohnsonTrevor HowardStanley Holloway

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Romance

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The Wild Bunch 1969, 145 min.

Sam Peckinpah     Starring: William HoldenRobert RyanEdmond O'Brien

Action    New Hollywood    Outlaw

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American Beauty 1999, 122 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Kevin SpaceyAnnette BeningThora Birch

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Young Frankenstein 1974, 106 min.

Mel Brooks     Starring: Gene WilderPeter BoyleMarty Feldman

Comedy    Horror Comedy    Parody/Spoof

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Life of Brian 1979, 94 min.

Terry Jones     Starring: Graham ChapmanJohn CleeseEric Idle

Absurd Comedy    Based-on-Television    Comedy

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The Goonies 1985, 114 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Sean AstinJosh BrolinJeff Cohen

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Comedy

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To Be or Not to Be 1942, 99 min.

Ernst Lubitsch     Starring: Carole LombardJack BennyRobert Stack

Comedy    Farce    Satire

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WALL·E 2008, 98 min.

Andrew Stanton     Starring: Fred WillardJeff GarlinBen Burtt

Adventure Comedy    Animation    Comedy

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Roman Holiday 1953, 118 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Audrey HepburnGregory PeckEddie Albert

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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