Keep track of the movies you've seen on the "Top 250" list.

iCheckMovies makes it fun and easy to complete lists, find great movies and gain awards for your movie watching. Start completing this list now, it's free!

Top 250's icon

Top 250

250 movies

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.

2.2K 2.2K 83

28 -

Léon (1994)

A.k.a. Léon: The Professional · 110 min · Directed by Luc Besson · In 19 official lists

A.k.a. Léon: The Professional · In 19 official lists Crime · Drama · Thriller

64K 7.7K 208 626

56 -

Das Leben der Anderen (2006)

A.k.a. The Lives of Others · 137 min · Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck · In 16 official lists

A.k.a. The Lives of Others · In 16 official lists Drama · Thriller

27K 3.5K 96 535

67 -

Oldeuboi (2003)

A.k.a. Oldboy · 120 min · Directed by Chan-wook Park · In 24 official lists

A.k.a. Oldboy · In 24 official lists Drama · Thriller · Mystery

39K 5.6K 271 755

113 -

Yôjinbô (1961)

A.k.a. Yojimbo · 110 min · Directed by Akira Kurosawa · In 18 official lists

A.k.a. Yojimbo · In 18 official lists Action · Drama · Thriller

11K 1.3K 42 433

136 +1

El secreto de sus ojos (2009)

A.k.a. The Secret in their eyes · 129 min · Directed by Juan José Campanella · In 6 official lists

A.k.a. The Secret in their eyes · In 6 official lists Drama · Thriller · Mystery

14K 1.8K 91 248

146 -2

Eskiya (1996)

A.k.a. The Bandit · 128 min · Directed by Yavuz Turgul · In 6 official lists

A.k.a. The Bandit · In 6 official lists Crime · Drama · Thriller

2.4K 211 47 62

177 -

Sholay (1975)

A.k.a. Embers · 198 min · Directed by Ramesh Sippy · In 13 official lists

A.k.a. Embers · In 13 official lists Action · Drama · Adventure · Comedy · Thriller · Musical

1.6K 139 41 118

191 -

Le salaire de la peur (1953)

A.k.a. The Wages of Fear · 131 min · Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot · In 26 official lists

A.k.a. The Wages of Fear · In 26 official lists Drama · Adventure · Thriller

6.2K 1K 38 460

196 -

Relatos salvajes (2014)

A.k.a. Wild Tales · 122 min · Directed by Damián Szifron · In 5 official lists

A.k.a. Wild Tales · In 5 official lists Drama · Comedy · Thriller

4.9K 807 23 170

207 -

Amores perros (2000)

A.k.a. Love's a Bitch · 154 min · Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu · In 15 official lists

A.k.a. Love's a Bitch · In 15 official lists Drama · Thriller

21K 2K 127 376

212 -

Salinui chueok (2003)

A.k.a. Memories of Murder · 131 min · Directed by Joon Ho Bong · In 10 official lists

A.k.a. Memories of Murder · In 10 official lists Crime · Drama · Thriller · Mystery

6.5K 1K 34 297

224 +1

Les diaboliques (1955)

A.k.a. Diabolique · 116 min · Directed by H.G. Clouzot · In 17 official lists

A.k.a. Diabolique · In 17 official lists Crime · Drama · Thriller · Mystery · Horror

7.9K 992 31 475

Remove ads
Updated Jan 23, 2017 · Source

For every 28 people that favorited this list, one disliked it.

Jeckit

DEC 2013:Seems indian IMBD mafia is working hard these days, 3 Idiots was #245 and 1 mouth later is #200. Taare Zameen Par and Rang De Basanti suddenly appeared on the top250 and 2 weeks later they are #213 and #216.

JUN 2016: Now we have 14 films from India on this list(?) Is it the India's top 250?

3 years ago

TheGallopingGhost

If I could only see 250 movies in my life, these wouldn't be it. Still, it's a fun list with a lot of variety.

If you're thinking of working your way through a list, I'd recommend this one to start with.

6 years ago

dombrewer

@KatForsyth - that is a fascinating website, thanks for pointing it out, it's incredibly impressive work.

The only thing to say against the fact that some of these films have come and gone before and may well do again is that the majority of the recent losses (in my mind essential inclusions to a list of the greatest films and worth the discovery by inquiring minds c/o the Top 250), will never come back into a list with a 30'000 vote limit. How can they? "La Grande Illusion" has about 17'000 votes and "Come and See" around 14'000, "The Passion of Joan of Arc" 16'000, "The Wages of Fear" 20'000, "Les Diaboliques" 22'000 (which maintained a respectable hovering position of 140 to 180 on the list for the last six years, now dumped, deemed "not popular" enough)- all of these votes accrued very gradually over ten to fifteen years.

All that will happen is major blockbusters which pick up the requisite 30'000 votes quickly will enter and exclude the smaller films at the bottom end and movie diversity in the mainstream taste will dwindle. It's a travesty.

4 years ago

Slowlondon

Welcome to India. Nope, not going to see them.

7 months ago

bathkuyp

Weird list. So many movies not from India. Should be fixed.

7 months ago

ViniPoaRS

IMDB Top 250 in 2 1/2 Minutes

4 years ago