IMDb's Top 250

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The IMDb top 250 is probably the most well-known movie list in the world. It has earned this reputation through the fact that it has been composed by aggregating the votes of many normal moviegoers. In other words, this is a list by and for the people and not some elite movie-critics list.

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  1. 99 -

    The Kid

    1921, in 14 top lists Check
  2. 187 -

    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 23 top lists Check
  3. 149 -

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
  4. 188 -

    The General

    1926, in 31 top lists Check
  5. 107 +1

    Metropolis

    1927, in 33 top lists Check
  6. 203 -

    La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    1928 — a.k.a. The Passion of Joan of Arc, in 27 top lists Check
  7. 42 +1

    City Lights

    1931, in 31 top lists Check
  8. 85 -

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  9. 227 -

    It Happened One Night

    1934, in 27 top lists Check
  10. 37 -

    Modern Times

    1936, in 29 top lists Check
  11. 165 -

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
  12. 190 -

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 15 top lists Check
  13. 56 -

    The Great Dictator

    1940, in 26 top lists Check
  14. 222 +1

    Rebecca

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
  15. 92 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  16. 48 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  17. 110 -

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
  18. 25 -

    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
  19. 100 -

    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
  20. 186 -2

    The Red Shoes

    1948, in 25 top lists Check
  21. 144 -

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
  22. 167 -

    The Third Man

    1949, in 32 top lists Check
  23. 135 -1

    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
  24. 122 -

    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
  25. 64 -

    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 32 top lists Check
  26. 112 -

    Ikiru

    1952, in 22 top lists Check
  27. 103 -

    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 33 top lists Check
  28. 198 -

    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 24 top lists Check
  29. 177 -

    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 25 top lists Check
  30. 151 -

    Dial M for Murder

    1954, in 8 top lists Check
  31. 168 -

    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 28 top lists Check
  32. 50 -

    Rear Window

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
  33. 19 -

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 32 top lists Check
  34. 5 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  35. 164 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  36. 154 -

    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 24 top lists Check
  37. 62 -

    Paths of Glory

    1957, in 25 top lists Check
  38. 170 -

    Smultronstället

    1957 — a.k.a. Wild Strawberries, in 22 top lists Check
  39. 68 -

    Witness for the Prosecution

    1957, in 9 top lists Check
  40. 89 -

    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
  41. 213 -

    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
  42. 95 -

    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
  43. 220 +1

    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 25 top lists Check
  44. 130 -

    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 33 top lists Check
  45. 115 -

    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
  46. 40 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  47. 146 -

    Judgment at Nuremberg

    1961, in 7 top lists Check
  48. 124 -

    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 20 top lists Check
  49. 232 -

    El Ángel Exterminador

    1962 — a.k.a. The Exterminating Angel, in 18 top lists Check
  50. 102 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
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