IMDb Top 250

IMDB's top 250 list: loved by some, hated by others. Of course you can argue about the order of movies and the presence or absence of certain titles. Fact remains that it holds a great deal of the most appreciated films of all time and the overall quality is pretty high.

I tried to complete the list once, but choked near the end... ;-) I will keep updating weekly though and one day I will finish the last few missing films.

Feel free to comment your % or must sees from this list!
And for the people who find 250 entries a bit lacking, here's a list with every movie that was once in IMDB's Top 250.


Last update: 5/8/2020. I am currently at 97%

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    1

  • The Godfather

    2

  • The Godfather: Part II

    3

  • The Dark Knight

    4

  • 12 Angry Men

    5

  • Schindler's List

    6

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    7

  • Pulp Fiction

    8

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    9

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    10

  • Fight Club

    11

  • Forrest Gump

    12

  • Inception

    13

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    14

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    15

  • The Matrix

    16

  • GoodFellas

    17

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    18

  • Seven Samurai

    19

  • Se7en

    20

  • Life Is Beautiful

    21

  • City of God

    22

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    23

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    24

  • Star Wars

    25

  • Hamilton

    26

  • Saving Private Ryan

    27

  • Spirited Away

    28

  • The Green Mile

    29

  • Parasite

    30

  • Interstellar

    31

  • Léon: The Professional

    32

  • The Usual Suspects

    33

  • Harakiri

    34

  • The Lion King

    35

  • Back to the Future

    36

  • The Pianist

    37

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    38

  • American History X

    39

  • Modern Times

    40

  • Psycho

    41

  • Gladiator

    42

  • City Lights

    43

  • The Departed

    44

  • The Intouchables

    45

  • Whiplash

    46

  • The Prestige

    47

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    48

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    49

  • Casablanca

    50

  • Cinema Paradiso

    51

  • Rear Window

    52

  • Alien

    53

  • Apocalypse Now

    54

  • Memento

    55

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    56

  • The Great Dictator

    57

  • Joker

    58

  • The Lives of Others

    59

  • Django Unchained

    60

  • Paths of Glory

    61

  • The Shining

    62

  • WALL·E

    63

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    64

  • Sunset Boulevard

    65

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    66

  • Princess Mononoke

    67

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    68

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    69

  • Oldboy

    70

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    71

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    72

  • Avengers: Endgame

    73

  • Aliens

    74

  • Your Name.

    75

  • Coco

    76

  • American Beauty

    77

  • Braveheart

    78

  • 3 Idiots

    79

  • Das Boot

    80

  • Toy Story

    81

  • High and Low

    82

  • Like Stars on Earth

    83

  • Amadeus

    84

  • Return of the Jedi

    85

  • Inglourious Basterds

    86

  • Reservoir Dogs

    87

  • Good Will Hunting

    88

  • Capernaum

    89

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    90

  • Requiem for a Dream

    91

  • Vertigo

    92

  • 1917

    93

  • M

    94

  • Dangal

    95

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    96

  • The Hunt

    97

  • Citizen Kane

    98

  • Full Metal Jacket

    99

  • Bicycle Thieves

    100