IMDb top 250

The IMDb Top 250 is intended to be a listing of the top 'rated' 250 films, based on ratings by the registered users of the website using the methods described. Only non-documentary theatrical releases running at least forty-five minutes with over 25,000 ratings are considered; all other products are ineligible.

If you're interested in how the list is composed, make sure to read Jonny Coleman's article Can IMDb’s Ranking System Be Trusted?

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1

The Shawshank Redemption 1994 -  Frank Darabont - IMDb

2

The Godfather 1972 -  Francis Ford Coppola - IMDb

3

The Godfather: Part II 1974 -  Francis Ford Coppola - IMDb

4

The Dark Knight 2008 -  Christopher Nolan - IMDb

5

12 Angry Men 1957 -  William Friedkin, Sidney Lumet - IMDb

6

Schindler's List 1993 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

7

Pulp Fiction 1994 -  Quentin Tarantino - IMDb

8

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 -  Peter Jackson - IMDb

9

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo 1966 -  Sergio Leone - IMDb

10

Fight Club 1999 -  David Fincher - IMDb

11

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 -  Peter Jackson - IMDb

12

Forrest Gump 1994 -  Robert Zemeckis - IMDb

13

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 -  Irvin Kershner - IMDb

14

Inception 2010 -  Christopher Nolan - IMDb

15

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 -  Peter Jackson - IMDb

16

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 -  Miloš Forman - IMDb

17

Goodfellas 1990 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

18

The Matrix 1999 -  Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski - IMDb

19

Shichinin no samurai 1954 -  Akira Kurosawa - IMDb

20

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977 -  George Lucas - IMDb

21

Cidade de Deus 2002 -  Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund - IMDb

22

Se7en 1995 -  David Fincher - IMDb

23

The Silence of the Lambs 2000 -  Jonathan Demme - IMDb

24

It's a Wonderful Life 1946 -  Frank Capra - IMDb

25

La vita è bella 1997 -  Roberto Benigni - IMDb

26

The Usual Suspects 1994 -  Bryan Singer - IMDb

27

Léon 1994 -  Luc Besson - IMDb

28

Saving Private Ryan 1998 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

29

De reis van Chihiro 2001 -  Hayao Miyazaki - IMDb

30

Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 -  Sergio Leone - IMDb

31

American History X 1998 -  Tony Kaye - IMDb

32

Interstellar 2014 -  Christopher Nolan - IMDb

33

Psycho 1960 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

34

City Lights 1931 -  Charlie Chaplin - IMDb

35

Casablanca 1942 -  Michael Curtiz - IMDb

36

The Green Mile 1999 -  Frank Darabont - IMDb

37

The Intouchables 2011 -  IMDb

38

Modern Times 1936 -  Charlie Chaplin - IMDb

39

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

40

The Pianist 2002 -  Roman Polanski - IMDb

41

Rear Window 1954 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

42

The Departed 2006 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

43

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 -  James Cameron - IMDb

44

Back to the Future 1985 -  Robert Zemeckis - IMDb

45

Whiplash 2014 -  IMDb

46

Gladiator 2000 -  Ridley Scott - IMDb

47

The Prestige 2006 -  Christopher Nolan - IMDb

48

De Leeuwenkoning 1994 -  Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers - IMDb

49

Memento 2000 -  Christopher Nolan - IMDb

50

Apocalypse Now 1979 -  Francis Ford Coppola - IMDb

51

Alien 1979 -  Ridley Scott - IMDb

52

De dictator 1940 -  Charlie Chaplin, Wheeler Dryden - IMDb

53

Sunset Blvd. 1950 -  Billy Wilder - IMDb

54

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

55

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso 1988 -  Giuseppe Tornatore - IMDb

56

Das Leben der Anderen 2006 -  Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck - IMDb

57

Hotaru no haka 1988 -  Isao Takahata - IMDb

58

Paths of Glory 1957 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

59

Django Unchained 2012 -  Quentin Tarantino - IMDb

60

The Shining 1980 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

61

WALL·E 2008 -  Andrew Stanton - IMDb

62

American Beauty 1999 -  Sam Mendes - IMDb

63

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 -  Christopher Nolan - IMDb

64

Mononoke-hime 1997 -  Hayao Miyazaki - IMDb

65

Aliens 1986 -  James Cameron - IMDb

66

Oldeuboi 2003 -  Park Chan-wook - IMDb

67

Witness for the Prosecution 1958 -  Billy Wilder - IMDb

68

Once Upon a Time in America 1984 -  Sergio Leone - IMDb

69

Das Boot 1981 -  Wolfgang Petersen - IMDb

70

Citizen Kane 1941 -  Orson Welles - IMDb

71

Dangal 2016 -  IMDb

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Dunkirk 2017 -  IMDb

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Vertigo 1958 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

74

North by Northwest 1959 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

75

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983 -  Richard Marquand - IMDb

76

Braveheart 1995 -  Mel Gibson - IMDb

77

Reservoir Dogs 1992 -  Quentin Tarantino - IMDb

78

M 1931 -  Fritz Lang - IMDb

79

Requiem for a Dream 2000 -  Darren Aronofsky - IMDb

80

Amélie 2001 -  Jean-Pierre Jeunet - IMDb

81

Taare Zameen Par 2007 -  Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte, Ram Madhvani - IMDb

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A Clockwork Orange 1971 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

83

Lawrence of Arabia 1962 -  David Lean - IMDb

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Double Indemnity 1944 -  Billy Wilder - IMDb

85

Kimi no na wa. 2016 -  IMDb

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Taxi Driver 1976 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

87

Amadeus 1984 -  Miloš Forman - IMDb

88

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 -  Michel Gondry - IMDb

89

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 -  Robert Mulligan - IMDb

90

Full Metal Jacket 1987 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

91

Toy Story 3 2010 -  Lee Unkrich - IMDb

92

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

93

Singin' in the Rain 1952 -  Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly - IMDb

94

The Sting 1973 -  George Roy Hill - IMDb

95

Toy Story 1995 -  John Lasseter - IMDb

96

Ladri di biciclette 1948 -  Vittorio de Sica - IMDb

97

Inglourious Basterds 2009 -  Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino - IMDb

98

3 Idiots 2009 -  Rajkumar Hirani - IMDb

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The Kid 1921 -  Charlie Chaplin - IMDb

100

Snatch 2000 -  Guy Ritchie - IMDb

101

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1974 -  Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam - IMDb

102

Per qualche dollaro in più 1965 -  Sergio Leone - IMDb

103

L.A. Confidential 1997 -  Curtis Hanson - IMDb

104

Jagten 2012 -  IMDb

105

Good Will Hunting 1997 -  Gus Van Sant - IMDb

106

Scarface 1983 -  Brian De Palma - IMDb

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The Apartment 1960 -  Billy Wilder - IMDb

108

Rashômon 1950 -  Akira Kurosawa - IMDb

109

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin 2011 -  Asghar Farhadi - IMDb

110

Metropolis 1927 -  Fritz Lang - IMDb

111

Babam ve Oglum  -  Cagan Irmak - IMDb

112

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

113

All About Eve 1950 -  Joseph L. Mankiewicz - IMDb

114

Yôjinbô 1961 -  Akira Kurosawa - IMDb

115

Batman Begins 2005 -  Christopher Nolan - IMDb

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Up 2009 -  Pete Docter, Bob Peterson - IMDb

117

Some Like It Hot 1959 -  Billy Wilder - IMDb

118

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 -  John Huston - IMDb

119

Unforgiven 1992 -  Clint Eastwood - IMDb

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Der Untergang 2004 -  Oliver Hirschbiegel - IMDb

121

Die Hard 1988 -  John McTiernan - IMDb

122

Raging Bull 1980 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

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Heat 1995 -  Michael Mann - IMDb

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The Third Man 1949 -  Carol Reed - IMDb

125

Bacheha-Ye aseman 1997 -  Majid Majidi - IMDb

126

The Great Escape 1963 -  John Sturges - IMDb

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Chinatown 1974 -  Roman Polanski - IMDb

128

Ikiru 1952 -  Akira Kurosawa - IMDb

129

Pan's Labyrinth 2006 -  Guillermo del Toro - IMDb

130

Tonari no Totoro 1988 -  Hayao Miyazaki - IMDb

131

Ran 1985 -  Akira Kurosawa - IMDb

132

Inside Out 2015 -  IMDb

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The Gold Rush 1925 -  Charlie Chaplin - IMDb

134

El secreto de sus ojos 2009 -  Juan J. Campanella - IMDb

135

On the Waterfront 1954 -  Elia Kazan - IMDb

136

Incendies 2010 -  Denis Villeneuve - IMDb

137

Oordeel te Neurenberg 1961 -  Stanley Kramer - IMDb

138

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 -  David Lean - IMDb

139

Hauru no ugoku shiro 2004 -  Hayao Miyazaki - IMDb

140

Room 2015 -  IMDb

141

Blade Runner 1982 -  Ridley Scott - IMDb

142

Det sjunde inseglet 1957 -  Ingmar Bergman - IMDb

143

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 -  Guy Ritchie - IMDb

144

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 -  Frank Capra - IMDb

145

Casino 1995 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

146

A Beautiful Mind 2001 -  Ron Howard - IMDb

147

The Elephant Man 1980 -  David Lynch - IMDb

148

Smultronstället 1957 -  Ingmar Bergman - IMDb

149

V for Vendetta 2006 -  James McTeigue - IMDb

150

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

151

The General 1926 -  Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton - IMDb

152

Warrior 2011 -  Gavin O'Connor - IMDb

153

Andrei Rublev 1969 -  Andrei Tarkovsky - IMDb

154

La La Land 2016 -  IMDb

155

Trainspotting 1996 -  Danny Boyle - IMDb

156

Dial M for Murder 1954 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

157

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927 -  Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau - IMDb

158

Gran Torino 2008 -  Clint Eastwood - IMDb

159

Eskiya 1996 -  Yavuz Turgul - IMDb

160

Gone with the Wind 1939 -  Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood - IMDb

161

The Deer Hunter 1978 -  Michael Cimino - IMDb

162

Fargo 1996 -  Ethan Coen, Joel Coen - IMDb

163

The Sixth Sense 1999 -  M. Night Shyamalan - IMDb

164

The Big Lebowski 1998 -  Joel Coen, Ethan Coen - IMDb

165

The Thing 1982 -  John Carpenter - IMDb

166

No Country for Old Men 2007 -  Joel Coen, Ethan Coen - IMDb

167

Finding Nemo 2003 -  Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton - IMDb

168

Tôkyô monogatari 1953 -  Yasujiro Ozu - IMDb

169

Hacksaw Ridge 2016 -  IMDb

170

Logan 2017 -  IMDb

171

Cool Hand Luke 1967 -  Stuart Rosenberg - IMDb

172

Rang De Basanti 2006 -  Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra - IMDb

173

There Will Be Blood 2007 -  Paul Thomas Anderson - IMDb

174

Rebecca 1940 -  Alfred Hitchcock - IMDb

175

La passion de Jeanne d'Arc 1928 -  Carl Theodor Dreyer - IMDb

176

Idi i smotri 1985 -  Elem Klimov - IMDb

177

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 -  Quentin Tarantino - IMDb

178

Hoe tem je een draak 2010 -  Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders - IMDb

179

Mary and Max 2009 -  Adam Elliot - IMDb

180

Gone Girl 2014 -  David Fincher - IMDb

181

Into the Wild 2007 -  Sean Penn - IMDb

182

A Wednesday 2008 -  Neeraj Pandey - IMDb

183

Shutter Island 2010 -  Martin Scorsese - IMDb

184

Het gebeurde op 'n avond 1934 -  Frank Capra - IMDb

185

Life of Brian 1979 -  Terry Jones - IMDb

186

Relatos salvajes 2014 -  IMDb

187

Platoon 1986 -  Oliver Stone - IMDb

188

Hotel Rwanda 2004 -  Terry George - IMDb

189

Le salaire de la peur 1953 -  Henri-Georges Clouzot - IMDb

190

Rush 2013 -  Ron Howard - IMDb

191

Network 1976 -  Sidney Lumet - IMDb

192

In the Name of the Father 1993 -  Jim Sheridan - IMDb

193

Stand by Me 1986 -  Rob Reiner - IMDb

194

Les quatre cents coups 1959 -  François Truffaut - IMDb

195

Ben Hur 1959 -  William Wyler - IMDb

196

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 -  Wes Anderson - IMDb

197

Persona 1966 -  Ingmar Bergman - IMDb

198

Baby Driver 2017 -  IMDb

199

Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 -  IMDb

200

12 Years a Slave 2013 -  Steve McQueen - IMDb

201

Spotlight 2015 -  IMDb

202

Salinui chueok 2003 -  Bong Joon-ho - IMDb

203

Million Dollar Baby 2004 -  Clint Eastwood - IMDb

204

Jurassic Park 1993 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

205

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 -  George Roy Hill - IMDb

206

Amores perros 2000 -  Alejandro González Iñárritu - IMDb

207

Stalker 1979 -  Andrei Tarkovsky - IMDb

208

Paper Moon 1973 -  Peter Bogdanovich - IMDb

209

The Maltese Falcon 1941 -  John Huston - IMDb

210

The Truman Show 1998 -  Peter Weir - IMDb

211

Hachi: A Dog's Tale 2009 -  Lasse Hallström - IMDb

212

Le notti di Cabiria 1957 -  Federico Fellini - IMDb

213

Kaze no tani no Naushika 1984 -  Hayao Miyazaki - IMDb

214

The Princess Bride 1987 -  Rob Reiner - IMDb

215

Before Sunrise 1995 -  Richard Linklater - IMDb

216

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. 2003 -  Rajkumar Hirani - IMDb

217

The Grapes of Wrath 1940 -  John Ford - IMDb

218

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 -  David Yates - IMDb

219

Prisoners 2010 -  Antoine Fuqua - IMDb

220

Rocky 1976 -  John G. Avildsen - IMDb

221

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens 2015 -  IMDb

222

Touch of Evil 1958 -  Orson Welles - IMDb

223

Catch Me If You Can 2002 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

224

Demonen 1954 -  Henri-Georges Clouzot - IMDb

225

Gandhi 1982 -  Richard Attenborough - IMDb

226

Sholay 1975 -  Ramesh Sippy - IMDb

227

Donnie Darko 2001 -  Richard Kelly - IMDb

228

Monsters, Inc. 2001 -  Lee Unkrich, David Silverman, Pete Docter - IMDb

229

Annie Hall 1977 -  Woody Allen - IMDb

230

The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 -  Paul Greengrass - IMDb

231

The Terminator 1984 -  James Cameron - IMDb

232

Barry Lyndon 1975 -  Stanley Kubrick - IMDb

233

The Wizard of Oz 1939 -  Mervyn LeRoy, King Vidor, Victor Fleming - IMDb

234

Groundhog Day 1993 -  Harold Ramis - IMDb

235

La haine 1995 -  Mathieu Kassovitz - IMDb

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1963 -  Federico Fellini - IMDb

237

Jaws 1975 -  Steven Spielberg - IMDb

238

Twelve Monkeys 1995 -  Terry Gilliam - IMDb

239

Mou gaan dou 2002 -  Andrew Lau, Alan Mak - IMDb

240

De beste jaren van ons leven 1946 -  William Wyler - IMDb

241

The Help 2011 -  Tate Taylor - IMDb

242

Faa yeung nin wa 2000 -  Wong Kar-wai - IMDb

243

Hera Pheri 2000 -  Priyadarshan - IMDb

244

Belle en het Beest 1991 -  Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise - IMDb

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De slag om Algiers 1965 -  Gillo Pontecorvo - IMDb

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Gangs of Wasseypur 2012 -  IMDb

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Dog Day Afternoon 1975 -  Sidney Lumet - IMDb

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 -  Gore Verbinski - IMDb

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Wat is er toch van Baby Jane terechtgekomen? 1962 -  Robert Aldrich - IMDb

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PK 2014 -  IMDb