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The Definitive 100 Best Movies of All Time, According to the Ranking of Rankings

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 28, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 28, 2015 |

Midsummer is officially movie-ranking time because there’s only so much we can say about True Detective in between Sundays, and you people apparently don’t care about The Bachelorette (we tried! Poor Brian).

The BBC recently ranked the 100 best American movies (Citizen Kane topped the list), while Time Out ranked the 100 best films according to the 75 actors they polled (among them, Bill Hader and Michael Sheen). Tootsie ultimately topped the actors list.

Over on Reddit, however, user StopReadinMyUsername decided to compile a list based on data from several different sources. He basically Nate Silvere’d the list, using the average scores from IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and Letterboxd.

Here are the 100 best movies, according to the ranking of rankings, and as you can see, comedy continues to go sadly underrepresented. Likewise, there are very few from this century (11), and only two that cross over with the BBC’s Top Americans films list (Dark Knight and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).

The most recent film on the list? Last year’s Whiplash.

1. The Godfather
2. Seven Samurai
3. The Godfather: Part II
4. Pulp Fiction
5. 12 Angry Men
6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
7. The Shawshank Redemption
8. Sunset Blvd.
9. Schindler’s List
10. Spirited Away
11. Modern Times
12. City Lights
13. Goodfellas
14. M
15. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
16. Once Upon a Time in the West
17. Lawrence of Arabia
18. Rear Window
19. The Dark Knight
20. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
21. Casablanca
22. Apocalypse Now
23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
24. Rashomon
25. Taxi Driver
26. A Separation
27. The 400 Blows
28. The Third Man
29. Paths of Glory
30. Bicycle Thieves
31. Grave of the Fireflies
32. Raiders of the Lost Ark
33. Ikiru
34. Citizen Kane
35. Persona
36. Chinatown
37. The Night of the Hunter
38. Yojimbo
39. Double Indemnity
40. Psycho
41. Vertigo
42. Stalker
43. Singin’ in the Rain
44. Metropolis
45. All About Eve
46. On the Waterfront
47. Ran
48. Fanny and Alexander
49. City of God
50. It’s a Wonderful Life
51. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
52. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
53. Toy Story 3
54. North by Northwest
55. Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
56. The Seventh Seal
57. The Lives of Others
58. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
59. Wild Strawberries
60. Raging Bull
61. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
62. Alien
63. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
64. Three Colors: Red
65. The Apartment
66. The Wages of Fear
67. The Silence of the Lambs
68. The Great Dictator
69. WALL·E
70. Toy Story
71. Whiplash
72. The Kid
73. Das Boot
74. Back to the Future
75. Pan’s Labyrinth
76. 2001: A Space Odyssey
77. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
78. Witness for the Prosecution
79. 8½
80. Cinema Paradiso
81. The General
82. Tokyo Story
83. Aliens
84. The Shining
85. The Battle of Algiers
86. Amadeus
87. The Gold Rush
88. Saving Private Ryan
89. Some Like It Hot
90. It Happened One Night
91. Touch of Evil
92. My Neighbor Totoro
93. Annie Hall
94. L.A. Confidential
95. La Dolce Vita
96. Paris, Texas
97. Reservoir Dogs
98. Fight Club
99. Wings of Desire
100. The Bridge on the River Kwai

Source: Reddit

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