The Top 250 Movies of All Time

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1 Star Wars 1977 George Lucas PG -
2 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Irvin Kershner PG -
3 The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola R -
4 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg PG -
5 The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont R -
6 Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino R -
7 Return of the Jedi 1983 Richard Marquand PG -
8 Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis PG -
9 The Godfather Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola R -
10 Ikiru 1952 Akira Kurosawa NR -
11 Fight Club 1999 David Fincher R -
12 GoodFellas 1990 Martin Scorsese R -
13 Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock PG -
14 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin G -
15 The Dark Knight 2008 Christopher Nolan PG13 -
16 Alien 1979 Ridley Scott R -
17 Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz PG -
18 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme R -
19 Seven Samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa NR -
20 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Steven Spielberg PG13 -
21 The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick R -
22 Reservoir Dogs 1992 Quentin Tarantino R -
23 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Milos Forman R -
24 Se7en 1995 David Fincher R -
25 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975 Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones PG -
26 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Sergio Leone NR -
27 The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder NR -
28 M 1931 Fritz Lang NR -
29 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick NR -
30 North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
31 Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan R -
32 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles NR -
33 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927 F.W. Murnau NR -
34 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder NR -
35 Ghostbusters 1984 Ivan Reitman PG -
36 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed NR -
37 The Matrix 1999 The Wachowskis R -
38 Yojimbo 1961 Akira Kurosawa NR -
39 High and Low 1963 Akira Kurosawa NR -
40 The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton NR -
41 Rashômon 1950 Akira Kurosawa NR -
42 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese R -
43 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott R -
44 Harakiri 1962 Masaki Kobayashi NR -
45 The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner PG -
46 The Wages of Fear 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot NR -
47 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
48 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 James Cameron R -
49 The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer R -
50 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson PG13 -
51 12 Angry Men 1957 Sidney Lumet NR -
52 Aliens 1986 James Cameron R -
53 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock PG -
54 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola R -
55 Paths of Glory 1957 Stanley Kubrick NR -
56 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick R -
57 The General 1926 Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton NR -
58 Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg R -
59 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski R -
60 Saving Private Ryan 1998 Steven Spielberg R -
61 Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles NR -
62 The Red Shoes 1948 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger NR -
63 Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman NR -
64 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson PG13 -
65 Bicycle Thieves 1948 Vittorio De Sica NR -
66 Le samouraï 1967 Jean-Pierre Melville PG -
67 Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg PG -
68 Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 John Hughes PG13 -
69 Forrest Gump 1994 Robert Zemeckis PG13 -
70 Jurassic Park 1993 Steven Spielberg PG13 -
71 Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter G -
72 The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut NR -
73 Full Metal Jacket 1987 Stanley Kubrick R -
74 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 John Huston NR -
75 The Big Lebowski 1998 Joel & Ethan Coen R -
76 Memento 2000 Christopher Nolan R -
77 Tokyo Story 1953 Yasujirô Ozu NR -
78 It Happened One Night 1934 Frank Capra NR -
79 Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
80 The Terminator 1984 James Cameron R -
81 The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer NR -
82 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson PG13 -
83 Fargo 1996 Joel & Ethan Coen R -
84 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder NR -
85 Wild Strawberries 1957 Ingmar Bergman NR -
86 The Seventh Seal 1957 Ingmar Bergman NR -
87 Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin G -
88 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick G -
89 Strangers on a Train 1951 Alfred Hitchcock PG -
90 1963 Federico Fellini NR -
91 Grand Illusion 1937 Jean Renoir NR -
92 The Professional 1994 Luc Besson R -
93 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan NR -
94 Ace in the Hole 1951 Billy Wilder NR -
95 Rocky 1976 John G. Avildsen PG -
96 Inception 2010 Christopher Nolan PG13 -
97 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Steven Spielberg PG -
98 Network 1976 Sidney Lumet R -
99 Cool Hand Luke 1967 Stuart Rosenberg NR -
100 The Philadelphia Story 1940 George Cukor NR -
101 The Conversation 1974 Francis Ford Coppola PG -
102 Batman Begins 2005 Christopher Nolan PG13 -
103 Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese R -
104 The Departed 2006 Martin Scorsese R -
105 The Rules of the Game 1939 Jean Renoir NR -
106 Shadow of a Doubt 1943 Alfred Hitchcock PG -
107 The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin NR -
108 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 John Ford NR -
109 Throne of Blood 1957 Akira Kurosawa NR -
110 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston NR -
111 All About Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz NR -
112 Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick PG -
113 His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks NR -
114 Sweet Smell of Success 1957 Alexander Mackendrick NR -
115 Groundhog Day 1993 Harold Ramis PG -
116 La Dolce Vita 1960 Federico Fellini NR -
117 Stalker 1979 Andrei Tarkovsky NR -
118 The Big Sleep 1946 Howard Hawks NR -
119 The Searchers 1956 John Ford NR -
120 Stand by Me 1986 Rob Reiner R -
121 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 Werner Herzog NR -
122 The Great Dictator 1940 Charles Chaplin G -
123 Inglourious Basterds 2009 Quentin Tarantino R -
124 Good Will Hunting 1997 Gus Van Sant R -
125 It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra NR -
126 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill PG -
127 Days of Heaven 1978 Terrence Malick PG -
128 Rope 1948 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
129 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming NR -
130 The Breakfast Club 1985 John Hughes R -
131 The Lion King 1994 Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff G -
132 American History X 1998 Tony Kaye R -
133 Sherlock Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton NR -
134 The Thin Man 1934 W.S. Van Dyke NR -
135 Out of the Past 1947 Jacques Tourneur NR -
136 The Thing 1982 John Carpenter R -
137 My Neighbor Totoro 1988 Hayao Miyazaki G -
138 Shaun of the Dead 2004 Edgar Wright R -
139 Office Space 1999 Mike Judge R -
140 Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen PG -
141 A Fistful of Dollars 1964 Sergio Leone R -
142 Diabolique 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot NR -
143 Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey NR -
144 Kill Bill Vol. 1 2003 Quentin Tarantino R -
145 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Frank Capra NR -
146 In a Lonely Place 1950 Nicholas Ray NR -
147 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott R -
148 Anatomy of a Murder 1959 Otto Preminger NR -
149 Rififi 1955 Jules Dassin NR -
150 The Kid 1921 Charles Chaplin NR -
151 Breathless 1960 Jean-Luc Godard NR -
152 Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks NR -
153 Sullivan's Travels 1941 Preston Sturges NR -
154 Rio Bravo 1959 Howard Hawks NR -
155 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry R -
156 Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 Sergio Leone PG13 -
157 A Matter of Life and Death 1946 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger PG -
158 Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood R -
159 No Country for Old Men 2007 Joel & Ethan Coen R -
160 Whiplash 2014 Damien Chazelle R -
161 The Killing 1956 Stanley Kubrick NR -
162 Rebecca 1940 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
163 The Sting 1973 George Roy Hill PG -
164 For a Few Dollars More 1965 Sergio Leone R -
165 Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean G -
166 Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang NR -
167 The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols PG -
168 Laura 1944 Otto Preminger NR -
169 Dog Day Afternoon 1975 Sidney Lumet R -
170 The Great Escape 1963 John Sturges NR -
171 All the President's Men 1976 Alan J. Pakula PG -
172 Stalag 17 1953 Billy Wilder NR -
173 To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Robert Mulligan NR -
174 Fanny and Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman R -
175 In the Mood for Love 2000 Wong Kar-Wai PG -
176 Back to the Future Part II 1989 Robert Zemeckis PG -
177 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg PG -
178 Charade 1963 Stanley Donen NR -
179 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971 Mel Stuart G -
180 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 William Wyler NR -
181 Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa R -
182 The Hustler 1961 Robert Rossen NR -
183 Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen R -
184 Scarface 1983 Brian De Palma R -
185 Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean NR -
186 Dial M for Murder 1954 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
187 12 Monkeys 1995 Terry Gilliam R -
188 Bride of Frankenstein 1935 James Whale NR -
189 The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah R -
190 Iron Man 2008 Jon Favreau PG13 -
191 City of God 2002 Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund R -
192 The Hidden Fortress 1958 Akira Kurosawa NR -
193 The French Connection 1971 William Friedkin R -
194 American Beauty 1999 Sam Mendes R -
195 The Lady Vanishes 1938 Alfred Hitchcock NR -
196 Young Frankenstein 1974 Mel Brooks PG -
197 The Prestige 2006 Christopher Nolan PG13 -
198 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger NR -
199 The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean PG -
200 Braveheart 1995 Mel Gibson R -
201 Life of Brian 1979 Terry Jones R -
202 The Battle of Algiers 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo NR -
203 The Goonies 1985 Richard Donner PG -
204 Django Unchained 2012 Quentin Tarantino R -
205 Miller's Crossing 1990 Joel & Ethan Coen R -
206 Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 George Miller (II) R -
207 To Be or Not to Be 1942 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
208 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly NR -
209 Witness for the Prosecution 1957 Billy Wilder NR -
210 Airplane! 1980 Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker PG -
211 Paris, Texas 1984 Wim Wenders R -
212 The King of Comedy 1982 Martin Scorsese PG -
213 The Long Goodbye 1973 Robert Altman R -
214 WALL·E 2008 Andrew Stanton PG -
215 High Noon 1952 Fred Zinnemann NR -
216 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder PG13 -
217 Avengers: Endgame 2019 Anthony Russo, Joe Russo PG13 -
218 Come and See 1985 Elem Klimov NR -
219 The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino R -
220 The Magnificent Seven 1960 John Sturges NR -
221 Black Narcissus 1947 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger NR -
222 Roman Holiday 1953 William Wyler NR -
223 The Blues Brothers 1980 John Landis NR -
224 My Man Godfrey 1936 Gregory La Cava NR -
225 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 Mike Nichols NR -
226 Grave of the Fireflies 1988 Isao Takahata NR -
227 Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 Frank Capra NR -
228 The Untouchables 1987 Brian De Palma R -
229 Chungking Express 1994 Wong Kar-Wai PG13 -
230 Rain Man 1988 Barry Levinson R -
231 The Shop Around the Corner 1940 Ernst Lubitsch NR -
232 The Incredibles 2004 Brad Bird PG -
233 The Avengers 2012 Joss Whedon PG13 -
234 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 1984 Hayao Miyazaki PG -
235 Predator 1987 John McTiernan R -
236 Finding Nemo 2003 Andrew Stanton G -
237 The Sixth Sense 1999 M. Night Shyamalan PG13 -
238 Sanjuro 1962 Akira Kurosawa PG13 -
239 The Exorcist 1973 William Friedkin R -
240 Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 James Gunn PG13 -
241 Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn R -
242 Blazing Saddles 1974 Mel Brooks R -
243 The Bourne Identity 2002 Doug Liman PG13 -
244 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford NR -
245 Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick PG -
246 A Night at the Opera 1935 Sam Wood NR -
247 Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle NR -
248 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018 Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman PG -
249 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 Anthony Russo, Joe Russo PG13 -
250 Suspiria 1977 Dario Argento R -

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