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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: 15/11/2019. I am currently at 96%

  • 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

  • Fight Club

    10

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

    11

  • Forrest Gump

    12

  • Inception

    13

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    14

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    15

  • Joker

    16

  • The Matrix

    17

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    18

  • GoodFellas

    19

  • Seven Samurai

    20

  • Se7en

    21

  • City of God

    22

  • Life Is Beautiful

    23

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    24

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    25

  • Star Wars

    26

  • Saving Private Ryan

    27

  • Spirited Away

    28

  • The Green Mile

    29

  • Léon: The Professional

    30

  • Interstellar

    31

  • The Usual Suspects

    32

  • Harakiri

    33

  • The Lion King

    34

  • American History X

    35

  • Back to the Future

    36

  • The Pianist

    37

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    38

  • Modern Times

    39

  • Psycho

    40

  • The Intouchables

    41

  • Gladiator

    42

  • City Lights

    43

  • The Departed

    44

  • Parasite

    45

  • Whiplash

    46

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    47

  • The Prestige

    48

  • Casablanca

    49

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    50

  • Rear Window

    51

  • Cinema Paradiso

    52

  • Alien

    53

  • Avengers: Endgame

    54

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    55

  • Memento

    56

  • Apocalypse Now

    57

  • The Great Dictator

    58

  • The Lives of Others

    59

  • Django Unchained

    60

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    61

  • The Shining

    62

  • Paths of Glory

    63

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    64

  • WALL·E

    65

  • Princess Mononoke

    66

  • Sunset Boulevard

    67

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

    68

  • Oldboy

    69

  • Witness for the Prosecution

    70

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    71

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    72

  • Aliens

    73

  • American Beauty

    74

  • Your Name.

    75

  • Coco

    76

  • Braveheart

    77

  • Das Boot

    78

  • 3 Idiots

    79

  • Return of the Jedi

    80

  • Like Stars on Earth

    81

  • Toy Story

    82

  • Reservoir Dogs

    83

  • Amadeus

    84

  • Inglourious Basterds

    85

  • Good Will Hunting

    86

  • Dangal

    87

  • M

    88

  • Requiem for a Dream

    89

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    90

  • Vertigo

    91

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    92

  • Citizen Kane

    93

  • The Hunt

    94

  • Full Metal Jacket

    95

  • North by Northwest

    96

  • A Clockwork Orange

    97

  • Snatch

    98

  • The Kid

    99

  • Amélie

    100