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The Shawshank Redemption

1
9.3
1994
Frank Darabont

The Godfather

2
9.2
1972
Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather: Part II

3
9.0
1974
Francis Ford Coppola

The Dark Knight

4
9.0
2008
Christopher Nolan

12 Angry Men

5
9.0
1957
Sidney Lumet

Schindler's List

6
8.9
1993
Steven Spielberg

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

7
8.9
2003
Peter Jackson

Pulp Fiction

8
8.9
1994
Quentin Tarantino

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

9
8.8
1966
Sergio Leone

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

10
8.8
2001
Peter Jackson

Fight Club

11
8.8
1999
David Fincher

Forrest Gump

12
8.8
1994
Robert Zemeckis

Inception

13
8.8
2010
Christopher Nolan

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

14
8.7
2002
Peter Jackson

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

15
8.7
1980
Irvin Kershner

The Matrix

16
8.7
1999
Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

Goodfellas

17
8.7
1990
Martin Scorsese

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

18
8.7
1975
Milos Forman

Seven Samurai

19
8.6
1954
Akira Kurosawa

Se7en

20
8.6
1995
David Fincher

Life Is Beautiful

21
8.6
1997
Roberto Benigni

City of God

22
8.6
2002
Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

The Silence of the Lambs

23
8.6
1991
Jonathan Demme

It's a Wonderful Life

24
8.6
1946
Frank Capra

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

25
8.6
1977
George Lucas

Saving Private Ryan

26
8.6
1998
Steven Spielberg

The Green Mile

27
8.6
1999
Frank Darabont

Spirited Away

28
8.6
2001
Hayao Miyazaki

Interstellar

29
8.6
2014
Christopher Nolan

Parasite

30
8.6
2019
Bong Joon Ho

Léon: The Professional

31
8.5
1994
Luc Besson

Hara-Kiri

32
8.6
1962
Masaki Kobayashi

The Usual Suspects

33
8.5
1995
Bryan Singer

The Lion King

34
8.5
1994
Jon Favreau

The Pianist

35
8.5
2002
Roman Polanski

Back to the Future

36
8.5
1985
Robert Zemeckis

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

37
8.5
1991
James Cameron

American History X

38
8.5
1998
Tony Kaye

Modern Times

39
8.5
1936
Charles Chaplin

Gladiator

40
8.5
2000
Ridley Scott

Psycho

41
8.5
1960
Alfred Hitchcock

The Departed

42
8.5
2006
Martin Scorsese

City Lights

43
8.5
1931
Charles Chaplin

The Intouchables

44
8.5
2011
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Whiplash

45
8.5
2014
Damien Chazelle

Grave of the Fireflies

46
8.5
1988
Isao Takahata

The Prestige

47
8.5
2006
Christopher Nolan

Once Upon a Time in the West

48
8.5
1968
Sergio Leone

Casablanca

49
8.5
1942
Michael Curtiz

Cinema Paradiso

50
8.5
1988
Giuseppe Tornatore

Rear Window

51
8.4
1954
Alfred Hitchcock

Alien

52
8.4
1979
Ridley Scott

Apocalypse Now

53
8.4
1979
Francis Ford Coppola

Memento

54
8.4
2000
Christopher Nolan

The Great Dictator

55
8.4
1940
Charles Chaplin

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

56
8.4
1981
Steven Spielberg

Hamilton

57
8.5
2020
Thomas Kail

Django Unchained

58
8.4
2012
Quentin Tarantino

The Lives of Others

59
8.4
2006
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Paths of Glory

60
8.4
1957
Stanley Kubrick

Joker

61
8.4
2019
Todd Phillips

WALL·E

62
8.4
2008
Andrew Stanton

The Shining

63
8.4
1980
Stanley Kubrick

Avengers: Infinity War

64
8.4
2018
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Sunset Blvd.

65
8.4
1950
Billy Wilder

Witness for the Prosecution

66
8.4
1957
Billy Wilder

Oldboy

67
8.4
2003
Chan-wook Park

Princess Mononoke

68
8.4
1997
Hayao Miyazaki

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

69
8.4
2018
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

70
8.4
1964
Stanley Kubrick

The Dark Knight Rises

71
8.4
2012
Christopher Nolan

Once Upon a Time in America

72
8.4
1984
Sergio Leone

Your Name.

73
8.4
2016
Makoto Shinkai

Aliens

74
8.3
1986
James Cameron

Coco

75
8.4
2017
Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

Avengers: Endgame

76
8.4
2019
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

American Beauty

77
8.3
1999
Sam Mendes

Braveheart

78
8.3
1995
Mel Gibson

Capernaum

79
8.4
2018
Nadine Labaki

Das Boot

80
8.3
1981
Wolfgang Petersen

Toy Story

81
8.3
1995
John Lasseter

3 Idiots

82
8.4
2009
Rajkumar Hirani

High and Low

83
8.4
1963
Akira Kurosawa

Amadeus

84
8.3
1984
Milos Forman

Inglourious Basterds

85
8.3
2009
Quentin Tarantino

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

86
8.3
1983
Richard Marquand

Good Will Hunting

87
8.3
1997
Gus Van Sant

Like Stars on Earth

88
8.4
2007
Aamir Khan

Reservoir Dogs

89
8.3
1992
Quentin Tarantino

2001: A Space Odyssey

90
8.3
1968
Stanley Kubrick

Requiem for a Dream

91
8.3
2000
Darren Aronofsky

Vertigo

92
8.3
1958
Alfred Hitchcock

M

93
8.3
1931
Fritz Lang

The Hunt

94
8.3
2012
Thomas Vinterberg

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

95
8.3
2004
Michel Gondry

Citizen Kane

96
8.3
1941
Orson Welles

Dangal

97
8.4
2016
Nitesh Tiwari

Bicycle Thieves

98
8.3
1948
Vittorio De Sica

Full Metal Jacket

99
8.3
1987
Stanley Kubrick

Singin' in the Rain

100
8.3
1952
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

The Kid

101
8.3
1921
Charles Chaplin

Snatch

102
8.3
2000
Guy Ritchie

North by Northwest

103
8.3
1959
Alfred Hitchcock

A Clockwork Orange

104
8.3
1971
Stanley Kubrick

Scarface

105
8.3
1983
Brian De Palma

Come and See

106
8.3
1985
Elem Klimov

1917

107
8.3
2019
Sam Mendes

Ikiru

108
8.3
1952
Akira Kurosawa

Taxi Driver

109
8.2
1976
Martin Scorsese

Incendies

110
8.3
2010
Denis Villeneuve

Toy Story 3

111
8.2
2010
Lee Unkrich

A Separation

112
8.3
2011
Asghar Farhadi

Lawrence of Arabia

113
8.3
1962
David Lean

Amélie

114
8.3
2001
Jean-Pierre Jeunet

The Sting

115
8.3
1973
George Roy Hill

Metropolis

116
8.3
1927
Fritz Lang

For a Few Dollars More

117
8.2
1965
Sergio Leone

The Apartment

118
8.3
1960
Billy Wilder

Double Indemnity

119
8.3
1944
Billy Wilder

To Kill a Mockingbird

120
8.2
1962
Robert Mulligan

Up

121
8.2
2009
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

122
8.2
1989
Steven Spielberg

Heat

123
8.2
1995
Michael Mann

L.A. Confidential

124
8.2
1997
Curtis Hanson

Die Hard

125
8.2
1988
John McTiernan

Green Book

126
8.2
2018
Peter Farrelly

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

127
8.2
1975
Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Batman Begins

128
8.2
2005
Christopher Nolan

Yojimbo

129
8.2
1961
Akira Kurosawa

Rashomon

130
8.2
1950
Akira Kurosawa

Downfall

131
8.2
2004
Oliver Hirschbiegel

Children of Heaven

132
8.3
1997
Majid Majidi

Unforgiven

133
8.2
1992
Clint Eastwood

Ran

134
8.2
1985
Akira Kurosawa

Some Like It Hot

135
8.2
1959
Billy Wilder

Howl's Moving Castle

136
8.2
2004
Hayao Miyazaki

All About Eve

137
8.2
1950
Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Casino

138
8.2
1995
Martin Scorsese

A Beautiful Mind

139
8.2
2001
Ron Howard

The Great Escape

140
8.2
1963
John Sturges

The Wolf of Wall Street

141
8.2
2013
Martin Scorsese

Pan's Labyrinth

142
8.2
2006
Guillermo del Toro

The Secret in Their Eyes

143
8.2
2009
Juan José Campanella

There Will Be Blood

144
8.2
2007
Paul Thomas Anderson

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

145
8.2
1998
Guy Ritchie

Judgment at Nuremberg

146
8.2
1961
Stanley Kramer

My Neighbor Totoro

147
8.2
1988
Hayao Miyazaki

Raging Bull

148
8.2
1980
Martin Scorsese

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

149
8.2
1948
John Huston

Dial M for Murder

150
8.2
1954
Alfred Hitchcock

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

151
8.2
2017
Martin McDonagh

Shutter Island

152
8.2
2010
Martin Scorsese

Chinatown

153
8.1
1974
Roman Polanski

The Gold Rush

154
8.2
1925
Charles Chaplin

My Father and My Son

155
8.3
2005
Veysel Aslan, Çagan Irmak

No Country for Old Men

156
8.1
2007
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

V for Vendetta

157
8.2
2005
James McTeigue

Inside Out

158
8.1
2015
Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen

The Thing

159
8.1
1982
John Carpenter

The Elephant Man

160
8.1
1980
David Lynch

The Seventh Seal

161
8.2
1957
Ingmar Bergman

Warrior

162
8.2
2011
Gavin O'Connor

The Sixth Sense

163
8.1
1999
M. Night Shyamalan

Trainspotting

164
8.1
1996
Danny Boyle

Jurassic Park

165
8.1
1993
Steven Spielberg

Klaus

166
8.2
2019
Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López

The Truman Show

167
8.1
1998
Peter Weir

Gone with the Wind

168
8.1
1939
Victor Fleming

Finding Nemo

169
8.1
2003
Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Wild Strawberries

170
8.2
1957
Ingmar Bergman

Stalker

171
8.2
1979
Andrei Tarkovsky

Blade Runner

172
8.1
1982
Ridley Scott

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

173
8.1
2003
Quentin Tarantino

Memories of Murder

174
8.1
2003
Bong Joon Ho

Fargo

175
8.1
1996
Noah Hawley

The Bridge on the River Kwai

176
8.1
1957
David Lean

Room

177
8.1
2015
Lenny Abrahamson

Wild Tales

178
8.1
2014
Damián Szifron

Gran Torino

179
8.1
2008
Clint Eastwood

The Third Man

180
8.1
1949
Carol Reed

Tokyo Story

181
8.2
1953
Yasujirô Ozu

On the Waterfront

182
8.1
1954
Elia Kazan

The Deer Hunter

183
8.1
1978
Michael Cimino

In the Name of the Father

184
8.1
1993
Jim Sheridan

Mary and Max

185
8.1
2009
Adam Elliot

The Grand Budapest Hotel

186
8.1
2014
Wes Anderson

Before Sunrise

187
8.1
1995
Richard Linklater

Gone Girl

188
8.1
2014
David Fincher

Catch Me If You Can

189
8.1
2002
Steven Spielberg

Hacksaw Ridge

190
8.1
2016
Mel Gibson

Prisoners

191
8.1
2013
Denis Villeneuve

Persona

192
8.1
1966
Ingmar Bergman

Anand

193
8.4
1971
Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Andhadhun

194
8.3
2018
Sriram Raghavan

The Big Lebowski

195
8.1
1998
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Autumn Sonata

196
8.2
1978
Ingmar Bergman

Sherlock Jr.

197
8.2
1924
Buster Keaton

To Be or Not to Be

198
8.2
1942
Ernst Lubitsch

The General

199
8.1
1926
Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton

How to Train Your Dragon

200
8.1
2010
Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Barry Lyndon

201
8.1
1975
Stanley Kubrick

Ford v Ferrari

202
8.1
2019
James Mangold

12 Years a Slave

203
8.1
2013
Steve McQueen

The Bandit

204
8.2
1996
Yavuz Turgul

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

205
8.1
1939
Frank Capra

Mad Max: Fury Road

206
8.1
2015
George Miller

Million Dollar Baby

207
8.1
2004
Clint Eastwood

Dead Poets Society

208
8.1
1989
Peter Weir

Soul

209
8.1
2020
Pete Docter, Kemp Powers

Network

210
8.1
1976
Sidney Lumet

Stand by Me

211
8.1
1986
Rob Reiner

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

212
8.1
2011
David Yates

Ben-Hur

213
8.1
1959
William Wyler

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

214
8.1
2009
Lasse Hallström

Cool Hand Luke

215
8.1
1967
Stuart Rosenberg

The Handmaiden

216
8.1
2016
Chan-wook Park

Platoon

217
8.1
1986
Oliver Stone

Logan

218
8.1
2017
James Mangold

Into the Wild

219
8.1
2007
Sean Penn

Rush

220
8.1
2013
Ron Howard

The Wages of Fear

221
8.1
1953
Henri-Georges Clouzot

Monty Python's Life of Brian

222
8.1
1979
Terry Jones

La Haine

223
8.1
1995
Mathieu Kassovitz

The 400 Blows

224
8.1
1959
François Truffaut

Spotlight

225
8.1
2015
Tom McCarthy

The Passion of Joan of Arc

226
8.1
1928
Carl Theodor Dreyer

Hotel Rwanda

227
8.1
2004
Terry George

Amores Perros

228
8.1
2000
Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Gangs of Wasseypur

229
8.2
2012
Anurag Kashyap

Rocky

230
8.1
1976
John G. Avildsen

Monsters, Inc.

231
8.1
2001
Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich

Andrei Rublev

232
8.1
1966
Andrei Tarkovsky

Time of the Gypsies

233
8.2
1988
Emir Kusturica

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

234
8.1
1984
Hayao Miyazaki

Rebecca

235
8.1
1940
Alfred Hitchcock

Before Sunset

236
8.1
2004
Richard Linklater

Rififi

237
8.1
1955
Jules Dassin

Rang De Basanti

238
8.2
2006
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

In the Mood for Love

239
8.1
2000
Kar-Wai Wong

Paris, Texas

240
8.1
1984
Wim Wenders

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

241
8.1
2019
Céline Sciamma

It Happened One Night

242
8.1
1934
Frank Capra

The Invisible Guest

243
8.1
2016
Oriol Paulo

A Silent Voice: The Movie

244
8.1
2016
Naoko Yamada

The Help

245
8.0
2011
Tate Taylor

Drishyam

246
8.2
2015
Nishikant Kamat

The Battle of Algiers

247
8.1
1966
Gillo Pontecorvo

Tangerines

248
8.2
2013
Zaza Urushadze

The Princess Bride

249
8.0
1987
Rob Reiner

Three Colors: Red

250
8.1
1994
Krzysztof Kieslowski
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