Special Report

The 100 Greatest Movies Ever Made

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What makes a great movie? As with any art, greatness is subject to debate. There are the movies you can watch over and over again without ever getting bored — ones that leave you disappointed that the cinematic adventures have ended when the credits roll. There are also movies that are more demanding, that may seem slow at first but that ultimately engage and possibly inspire you. (These are the 30 most inspirational movies of the last 100 years.)

That said, most great movies share a number of key factors, including an interesting and engaging storyline, a solid script with believable dialogue, superior production values, cinematography that enhances the story, expert direction, and above all, great acting that makes you believe and invest in the characters on screen. When all those elements come together, movie magic is made.

To identify the 100 greatest movies of all time, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the 22,407 movies in our database for which ratings were available from both IMDb, an online movie database owned by Amazon, and Rotten Tomatoes, an online movie and TV review aggregator. We created an index using average IMDb ratings and Rotten Tomatoes audience scores and Tomatometer scores. Ties were broken based on the number of IMDb votes. Documentaries were removed from consideration. (Casting information also comes from IMDb.) 

What’s most notable among the titles that made it onto the list is their sheer diversity. Many countries are represented, from the U.S. to Italy and France to India and Japan, proving that many nations have contributed to film history, and many kinds of movies are here — among them gritty film noirs like “Double Indemnity” and “Chinatown;” Charlie Chaplin’s poignant “City Lights;” the gloriously silly “Monty Python and the Holy Grail;” austere (and non-commercial) cinematic masterpieces like Robert Bresson’s “A Man Escaped” and several films by Japan’s Yasujirō Ozu; and enduring favorites like “Casablanca” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

And yes, sci-fi fans, “Star Wars” is on the list — in two incarnations. The ultimate fright film, “Psycho” also gets a nod. First on the list is “The Godfather,” which elevated what could have been a standard mob picture to high cinematic art and spawned a noteworthy sequel — “Godfather Part II,” number three on the list. (For another view of movie greatness, see the 100 best movies of the last 100 years according to the critics.)

Although you may have your personal favorites, it’s hard to argue that any of the films aren’t worthy of praise.

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100. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
> IMDb average rating: 8/10 (36,141 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (9,161 votes)
> Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

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99. Tokyo Twilight (1957)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10/10 (3,755 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (1,195 votes)
> Starring: Setsuko Hara, Ineko Arima, Chishû Ryû, Isuzu Yamada

Source: Courtesy of Empire Pictures

98. The Twilight Samurai (2002)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (23,185 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (10,744 votes)
> Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Ôsugi

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97. Ivan’s Childhood (1962)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (34,344 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (5,836 votes)
> Starring: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

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96. Stalker (1979)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (126,290 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (25,407 votes)
> Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

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95. Before Sunrise (1995)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (287,264 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (73,661 votes)
> Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl

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94. Whiplash (2014)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (764,918 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (70,602 votes)
> Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

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93. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (8,044 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (908 votes)
> Starring: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

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92. Early Summer (1951)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (8,060 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (2,933 votes)
> Starring: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

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91. Chinatown (1974)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (309,822 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (78,076 votes)
> Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

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90. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (518,045 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (644,904 votes)
> Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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89. A Separation (2011)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (232,260 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (22,913 votes)
> Starring: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

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88. North by Northwest (1959)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (312,429 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (79,896 votes)
> Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

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87. Aliens (1986)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (679,156 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (430,019 votes)
> Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

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86. High and Low (1963)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (39,723 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (8,385 votes)
> Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

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85. Paths of Glory (1957)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (187,371 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (35,412 votes)
> Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

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84. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (428,866 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (21,190 votes)
> Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali

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83. The Cameraman (1928)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (11,269 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (2,467 votes)
> Starring: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey

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82. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (46,081 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (9,964 votes)
> Starring: Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray

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81. Le Samouraï (1967)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (48,480 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (14,252 votes)
> Starring: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier

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80. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (56,879 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (14,507 votes)
> Starring: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

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79. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (60,859 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (21,416 votes)
> Starring: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

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78. Three Colors: Red (1994)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (98,050 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (35,622 votes)
> Starring: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

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77. The 400 Blows (1959)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (111,528 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (38,807 votes)
> Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

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76. On the Waterfront (1954)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (148,650 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (52,268 votes)
> Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

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75. All About Eve (1950)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (125,986 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (45,297 votes)
> Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

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74. L.A. Confidential (1997)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (552,231 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (150,890 votes)
> Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

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73. The Heiress (1949)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (14,968 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (3,056 votes)
> Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

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72. Tokyo Story (1953)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (57,706 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (11,777 votes)
> Starring: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

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71. The Gold Rush (1925)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (106,577 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (20,591 votes)
> Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman, Malcolm Waite, Georgia Hale, Jack Adams, Frank Aderias

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70. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (119,769 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (26,178 votes)
> Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

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69. Parasite (2019)
> IMDb average rating: 8.6/10 (663,474 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 90% (7,281 votes)
> Starring: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Cho, Woo-sik Choi

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68. City of God (2002)
> IMDb average rating: 8.6/10 (722,595 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (252,304 votes)
> Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

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67. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
> IMDb average rating: 8.6/10 (1,278,306 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (863,326 votes)
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

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66. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
> IMDb average rating: 8.6/10 (1,293,605 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (993,591 votes)
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

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65. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (12,537 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (1,442 votes)
> Starring: Don Hertzfeldt, Sara Cushman

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64. Late Spring (1949)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (15,950 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (4,900 votes)
> Starring: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

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63. Come and See (1985)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (68,252 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (8,652 votes)
> Starring: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

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62. Double Indemnity (1944)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (150,150 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (35,812 votes)
> Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

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61. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (155,822 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (34,264 votes)
> Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

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60. Good Will Hunting (1997)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (901,857 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (365,042 votes)
> Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Skarsgård

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59. Toy Story (1995)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (927,981 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92% (1,109,209 votes)
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

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58. Coco (2017)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (433,064 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (28,505 votes)
> Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach

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57. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (917,818 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (827,087 votes)
> Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

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56. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
> IMDb average rating: 8.8/10 (1,733,180 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (1,355,751 votes)
> Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

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55. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (10,548 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (1,688 votes)
> Starring:  Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio, Orazio Orlando

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54. Sanjuro (1962)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (36,676 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (14,472 votes)
> Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

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53. The Wages of Fear (1953)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (58,270 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (8,754 votes)
> Starring: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

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52. La Haine (1995)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (160,402 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (40,874 votes)
> Starring: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili

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51. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (170,220 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (63,767 votes)
> Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

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50. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (314,697 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (65,906 votes)
> Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

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49. Back to the Future (1985)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (1,114,480 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (1,095,654 votes)
> Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

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48. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
> IMDb average rating: 8.6/10 (422,760 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (219,184 votes)
> Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

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47. A Man Escaped (1956)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (20,662 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (5,662 votes)
> Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

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46. Your Name (2016)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (225,585 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (12,724 votes)
> Starring: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

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45. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (468,040 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (209,644 votes)
> Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

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44. Apocalypse Now (1979)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (630,424 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (286,235 votes)
> Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

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43. Alien (1979)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (824,294 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (460,436 votes)
> Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

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42. Pather Panchali (1955)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (28,580 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (6,126 votes)
> Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

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41. The Pianist (2002)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (771,740 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (253,429 votes)
> Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

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40. The World of Apu (1959)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (13,549 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (3,903 votes)
> Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

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39. Psycho (1960)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (631,399 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (240,418 votes)
> Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

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38. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (8,432 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (2,382 votes)
> Starring: Ida Kaminska, Jozef Kroner, Frantisek Zvarík, Hana Slivková

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37. Das Boot (1981)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (240,827 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (47,412 votes)
> Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

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36. Children of Paradise (1945)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (19,158 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (7,573 votes)
> Starring: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir

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35. 3 Idiots (2009)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (368,269 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (22,541 votes)
> Starring: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

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34. The Stranger (1991)
> IMDb average rating: 8.1/10 (3,664 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (514 votes)
> Starring: Utpal Dutt, Dipankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Bikram Bhattacharya

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33. The Best of Youth (2003)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (21,396 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 98% (7,762 votes)
> Starring: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Adriana Asti

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32. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
> IMDb average rating: 8.6/10 (1,333,642 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (847,443 votes)
> Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

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31. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
> IMDb average rating: 8.7/10 (955,022 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (279,963 votes)
> Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

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30. Ikiru (1952)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (73,785 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (20,364 votes)
> Starring: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin’ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

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29. The Kid (1921)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (120,264 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (15,470 votes)

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28. M (1931)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (150,722 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (36,235 votes)
> Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

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27. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
> IMDb average rating: 8.3/10 (228,875 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (138,714 votes)
> Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

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26. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
> IMDb average rating: 8.7/10 (1,547,687 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (1,341,428 votes)
> Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

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25. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (211,332 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (53,527 votes)
> Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

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24. Macario (1960)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (3,094 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (520 votes)
> Starring: Ignacio López Tarso, Pina Pellicer, Enrique Lucero, Mario Alberto Rodríguez

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23. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (9,044 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (1,137 votes)
> Starring: Chen Chang, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang, Elaine Jin

Source: Courtesy of Toho Company

22. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (18,763 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93% (5,413 votes)
> Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

21. Modern Times (1936)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (228,962 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (40,314 votes)
> Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

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20. Rear Window (1954)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (465,920 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (151,019 votes)
> Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

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19. Pulp Fiction (1994)
> IMDb average rating: 8.9/10 (1,911,115 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (1,128,444 votes)
> Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

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18. Days and Nights in the Forest (1970)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (2,575 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (609 votes)
> Starring: Sharmila Tagore, Kaberi Bose, Simi Garewal, Soumitra Chatterjee

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17. Time of the Gypsies (1988)
> IMDb average rating: 8.2/10 (29,485 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (6,931 votes)
> Starring: Davor Dujmovic, Bora Todorovic, Ljubica Adzovic, Husnija Hasimovic

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16. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
> IMDb average rating: 8.7/10 (1,206,492 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (1,058,608 votes)
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

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15. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (15,622 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (3,977 votes)
> Starring: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

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14. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
> IMDb average rating: 8.4/10 (116,625 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (9,011 votes)
> Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

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13. City Lights (1931)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (176,170 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (27,144 votes)
> Starring: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers

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12. Casablanca (1942)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (543,433 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (357,759 votes)
> Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

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11. Spirited Away (2001)
> IMDb average rating: 8.6/10 (694,901 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 96% (337,321 votes)
> Starring: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

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10. The Dark Knight (2008)
> IMDb average rating: 9/10 (2,422,714 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94% (1,831,566 votes)
> Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

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9. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
> IMDb average rating: 8.5/10 (253,146 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95% (69,069 votes)
> Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

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8. Goodfellas (1990)
> IMDb average rating: 8.7/10 (1,071,619 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (430,048 votes)
> Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

7. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
> IMDb average rating: 8.8/10 (718,716 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (239,989 votes)
> Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

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6. Hara-Kiri (1962)
> IMDb average rating: 8.6/10 (49,274 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (5,997 votes)
> Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsurô Tanba

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5. Seven Samurai (1954)
> IMDb average rating: 8.6/10 (329,281 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (91,128 votes)
> Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
> IMDb average rating: 9.3/10 (2,468,216 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 98% (887,061 votes)
> Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

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3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
> IMDb average rating: 9/10 (1,185,112 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (411,793 votes)
> Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

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2. Schindler’s List (1993)
> IMDb average rating: 8.9/10 (1,268,148 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97% (411,879 votes)
> Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

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1. The Godfather (1972)
> IMDb average rating: 9.2/10 (1,706,043 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 98% (734,439 votes)
> Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

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