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. 104 -

    The Kid

    1921, in 16 top lists Check
  2. 153 -

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 29 top lists Check
  3. 109 -

    Metropolis

    1927, in 34 top lists Check
  4. 246 -

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    1927 — a.k.a. Sunrise, in 35 top lists Check
  5. 201 -

    La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    1928 — a.k.a. The Passion of Joan of Arc, in 26 top lists Check
  6. 41 -

    City Lights

    1931, in 33 top lists Check
  7. 92 -

    M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

    1931 — a.k.a. M, in 34 top lists Check
  8. 38 -1

    Modern Times

    1936, in 30 top lists Check
  9. 177 -

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
  10. 193 -

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 14 top lists Check
  11. 56 -

    The Great Dictator

    1940, in 24 top lists Check
  12. 228 -

    Rebecca

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
  13. 94 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  14. 48 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  15. 112 +1

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 34 top lists Check
  16. 24 -

    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 30 top lists Check
  17. 101 +1

    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 34 top lists Check
  18. 144 -

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
  19. 134 -

    All About Eve

    1950, in 24 top lists Check
  20. 127 -

    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
  21. 60 -

    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 33 top lists Check
  22. 102 -1

    Ikiru

    1952, in 23 top lists Check
  23. 210 -

    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 25 top lists Check
  24. 179 -

    Tôkyô monogatari

    1953 — a.k.a. Tokyo Story, in 26 top lists Check
  25. 180 -

    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 30 top lists Check
  26. 19 -

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 35 top lists Check
  27. 244 -

    Du rififi chez les hommes

    1955 — a.k.a. Rififi, in 17 top lists Check
  28. 86 -

    Pather Panchali

    1955, in 22 top lists Check
  29. 5 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
  30. 172 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
  31. 158 -

    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 26 top lists Check
  32. 250 -1

    Le notti di Cabiria

    1957 — a.k.a. Nights of Cabiria, in 19 top lists Check
  33. 59 -

    Paths of Glory

    1957, in 25 top lists Check
  34. 166 -

    Smultronstället

    1957 — a.k.a. Wild Strawberries, in 22 top lists Check
  35. 64 -

    Witness for the Prosecution

    1957, in 10 top lists Check
  36. 207 -

    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 24 top lists Check
  37. 217 -

    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 26 top lists Check
  38. 111 -

    The Apartment

    1960, in 27 top lists Check
  39. 142 -

    Judgment at Nuremberg

    1961, in 6 top lists Check
  40. 128 -

    Yôjinbô

    1961 — a.k.a. Yojimbo, in 18 top lists Check
  41. 103 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 38 top lists Check
  42. 32 -

    Seppuku

    1962 — a.k.a. Harakiri, in 15 top lists Check
  43. 121 -

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 19 top lists Check
  44. 141 -

    The Great Escape

    1963, in 15 top lists Check
  45. 79 -

    Tengoku to jigoku

    1963 — a.k.a. High and Low, in 15 top lists Check
  46. 230 -

    Andrey Rublev

    1966 — a.k.a. Andrei Rublev, in 29 top lists Check
  47. 238 -

    La battaglia di Algeri

    1966 — a.k.a. The Battle of Algiers, in 27 top lists Check
  48. 188 -

    Persona

    1966, in 25 top lists Check
  49. 216 -

    Cool Hand Luke

    1967, in 12 top lists Check
  50. 108 -

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 35 top lists Check
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