This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from iCheckMovies (incl. # of Official Top Lists) and IMDb to reveal the 1001 'Greatest' Movies of All Time.
A polling of the Criterion Collection subreddit users on their top 10 films of all time.
The users submitted their top 10 films of all time ranked, with the highest ranking film at #1 given 10 points and the lowest ranking at #10 given 1 point. The films were then ranked based on total number of points.
Poll taken in January of 2016.
Below is a subset of Roger Ebert's list of great films containing only those in his book "The Great Movies", published in 2002. The Apu Trilogy, Decalogue, and Up Documentaries are all broken out separately, hence more than 100 listings.
An excerpt from Ebert's introduction to the book:
"They are not 'the' 100 greatest films of all time, because all lists of great movies are a foolish attempt to codify works which must stand alone. But it's fair to say: If you want to make a tour of the landmarks of the first century of cinema, start here."
Below is a subset of Roger Ebert's list of great films containing only those in his book "The Great Movies II", published in 2005. Originally I only listed three full-length feature films in lieu of Ebert's "Buster Keaton" chapter, but I have since brought this list in line with the official iCheck version of Ebert's Great Movies. Now Buster's body of work "from 1920 to 1929" is represented by selections 18-48 below.
An excerpt from Ebert's introduction to the book:
"One of my delights in these books ... has been to include movies not often cited as 'great' ... We go to different movies for different reasons, and greatness comes in many forms."
At the end of 2010 our site administrators and other contributors were each asked to name their 100 best films and the results were put into a list of the 1000 greatest. The results were first published on the 1st January 2011.
Those voting for the list were aged between 19 and 76 years old which hopefully mean that there is not too much discrimination on the age of films. We are not, of course, going to arrogantly suggest this is the most definitive of all film lists. The purpose of the poll is to stimulate healthy debate and to get people thinking about what makes a great film.
Combined the User ratings from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes (Average Rating & Audience Score), and Metacritic (User) , and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from IMDb and iCheckMovies (incl. # of Official Top Lists ) to reveal the 500 Movies that the Fans love.
A list created during the turn of the 100-year anniversary of Indian cinema. It was a painstaking process, and a lot of research was done to give this list an objective feel. The list is based off AFI's list of 100 Greatest American Films and Johnathan Rosenbaum's Alternative 100. Films of all Indian languages are present, from Hindi to Marathi to Tamil to Telugu, to even Assamese. Three major criteria were considered for this list, in order of priority:
1. Cultural/artistic impact on India and the world - most important
2. Critical acclaim in India and abroad - 2nd most important
3. Popularity/cult status - 3rd (and least) important
Combined the Critic ratings from Rotten Tomatoes (Average Rating & Tomatometer), Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from IMDb and iCheckMovies (incl. Official Top Lists) to reveal the 500 Movies that the Critics love.
It's been 62 years since India became a Republic. In these six decades Bollywood has produced some remarkable films that have made us laugh, shed tears and rub our eyes in disbelief. Here's a look at 62 of the amazing films that are Bollywood's gift to the nation. Compiled by the New Delhi Television Limited broadcasting network.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from iCheckMovies (incl. # of Official Top Lists) and IMDb to reveal the 150 'Greatest' Animated Movies of All Time.
List published in June 2016
Is the Western the most American of movie genres? You can make an argument for the Western film’s internationality on the names of the directors who have contributed to its iconography: You have your John Fords and your Anthony Manns, your Sam Peckinpahs and your Samuel Fullers, but over in Europe you also have filmmakers like Sergio Leone, Enzo G. Castellari and Sergio Corbucci, among many, many others, as authors of Western offshoots that influence filmmakers even today. (And of course there are those great entries in the Western canon that were lifted wholesale from Akira Kurosawa’s filmography.) Hell, let’s flash from the Western’s glory days to the last decade, where Kim Jee-woon and Takashi Miike have put their individual stamps on its tropes and motifs. For these reasons, there’s certainly an argument to made that the Western is truly “universal.”
But no matter where Western movies are made, no matter what subgenre classifications they are individually accorded, and no matter who makes them, the films always engage with symbols, eras and images that are quintessentially “American.” The Western is the domain of the cowboy, the solitary hero. It’s a place where law and chaos are ever in conflict with one another and where the difference between survival and death usually comes down to who is faster on the draw. It’s a testament to the rich, awesome power of the Western as a narrative mode that filmmakers from around the planet have found stories worth telling within its purview, but even the Italian maestros simply added their own unique (and significant) flourishes to a cinematic tradition that is American in its DNA.
Maybe it’s more accurate to say that they made the Western their own. Spaghetti Westerns are, after all, a cousin to American Westerns in terms of style, content, themes and morality. The Italian Westerns are literally gritty where American Westerns are polished and clean; they deal in ambiguity instead of black and white. The average Spaghetti Western hero looks like a total bastard next to the clean-cut heroes of American Westerns, who uphold all of the best and most commonly accepted standards of heroism as we know them. Who would you rather save the day for you? Will Kane, or the man with no name? There’s a divide separating the Westerns made by Europeans and those shot by Americans, but if you can sort these movies out by their varying approaches, you can’t keep them all from standing under one umbrella. (A better point of debate: Did the Spaghetti Western become a thing in 1958 or 1964?)
Like the wide and sprawling landscapes that are so much a part of the Western’s character as a genre, the Western itself is a big, open canvas for storytelling of all stripes. With that in mind, we here at Paste set about collecting Westerns from all over the map and across the ages to assemble our picks for the 100 best Western films of all time. —Andy Crump
Much like its close genre cousin (nephew/niece?) the superhero film, the potential of cinematic science fiction exploded in the latter part of the 20th century thanks to technological advances that transformed special effects. Unlike superhero films, which were so stunted for so long that almost every new one makes it onto our updated 100 Best Superhero Films of All Time list, science fiction proved fertile ground for filmmakers before the likes of Industrial Light & Magic supercharged a director’s ability to exceed our imagination. Thus, this list, while filled with films from the ’80s onward, has its fair share of older films. Before we dive into it, though, let’s discuss a few things this list will not have (or at least, not have many of).
Superhero films are for the most part absent. Though so many superhero stories involve the stuff of science fiction—aliens, high-tech and strange worlds—there are plenty of great sci-fi movies to include on this list without bumping 20 of them off for DC and the MCU. (We’ve made an exception for one entry because the space opera underpinnings were too strong to ignore.) We’ve also left off, for the most part, the traditional giant monster/kaiju movie for the same reason. If you want a nice roundup of Godzilla’s greatest hits, check out our own Jim Vorel’s ranking of Godzilla’s cinematic oeuvre. (For the real kaiju rank-o-phile, Jim has also taken the measure of every Godzilla monster.) Finally, joining superheroes and kaiju on the sidelines, are the post-apocalyptic (and a few mid-apocalyptic) films. Though, again, there are a few exceptions, for the most part you will not find Mad Max here, or Eli, or even that guy who is Legend. (I see you frowning—“But will there be dystopias,” you ask? Hell yeah, we got dystopias.)
International cinephile community A Band Apart in august of 2011 has organized voting in order to make the list of the greatest films in history of a cinema (Greatest Films Poll 2011). The sample took place with the participation of 125 film critics, bloggers, journalists and several directors from 18 countries of the world (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Estonia, USA, Canada, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Brazil, UK, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and France). The wide geography of composers has provided a variety of tastes and opinions. In the final list there are presented 130 films from 17 countries and four parts of the world. In the top-list there are mentioned all decades, since 1920's. Also there is maintained balance between English-speaking and non-English-speaking films. All individual lists of participants can be looked here.
The first place in the top-list has taken by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which outstripped in the general offset Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. Top-5 has completed with Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker and Ingmar Bergman’s Persona. The best film of 21 century by quantity of mentions has turned out to be David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. (6th place).
The oldest film of the list has appeared to be a silent movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), and the newest – 2011 Palme d'Or winner Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. The list included 7 films of Stanley Kubrick, 5 films of Ingmar Bergman and Andrei Tarkovsky, 4 films of David Lynch, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Terrence Malick at once. On the basis of mentions, in lists has also been made top-50 of best directors. In total, by composers in their lists have been mentioned 3469 films and over 1500 directors.
The final list included at once 9 pictures of the Soviet production. Except Andrei Tarkovsky’s 4 pictures, there are Sergei Eisenstein, Elem Klimov, Larisa Shepitko, Dziga Vertov, and Mikhail Kalatozov movies at the list. Also have been mentioned films of Parajanov, Muratova, Sokurov, Aleksei German, Kozincev, Dovzhenko, Balabanov, Shaunas Bartas and other directors of the Soviet and post-Soviet cinema.
P.S. The community A Band Apart has been created in 2009 in order to popularize little-known pictures, to exchange impressions of cinema and to make top-lists of the best films. Sample of 2011 has already become the third annual. By results of the first sample in 2009, has been made the list of 59 films (the winner was Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction). By results of the second sample in 2010, has been made the list of 120 films (the winner was Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver).
We asked you to rack your brains, ransack your Blu-ray collections and vote for your favourite films of all time. And in your thousands, you did. Here are the results of Empire's 100 Greatest Movies poll.
Onderhond's Top 100 Animated Films, as published on the forum of the Dutch website MovieMeter.nl
disclaimer: as of March 20th 2017, five movies will be added to the list each day, until 100 is reached.