IMDb top 250

The IMDb Top 250 is intended to be a listing of the top 'rated' 250 films, based on ratings by the registered users of the website using the methods described. Only non-documentary theatrical releases running at least forty-five minutes with over 25,000 ratings are considered; all other products are ineligible.
If you're interested in how the list is composed, make sure to read Jonny Coleman's article Can IMDb’s Ranking System Be Trusted?

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

1966 · Sergio Leone

19

Seven Samurai 七人の侍

1954 · Akira Kurosawa

20

Se7en

1995 · David Fincher

21

Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella

1997 · Roberto Benigni

22

City of God Cidade de Deus

2002 · Fernando Meirelles

25

Star Wars

1977 · George Lucas

28

Spirited Away 千と千尋の神隠し

2001 · Hayao Miyazaki

30

Parasite 기생충

2019 · Bong Joon-ho

32

Harakiri 切腹

1962 · Masaki Kobayashi

41

Gladiator

2000 · Ridley Scott

46

Grave of the Fireflies 火垂るの墓

1988 · Isao Takahata

48

Once Upon a Time in the West C'era una volta il West

1968 · Sergio Leone

50

Cinema Paradiso Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

1988 · Giuseppe Tornatore

52

Alien

1979 · Ridley Scott

55

Hamilton

2020 · Thomas Kail

59

The Lives of Others Das Leben der Anderen

2006 · Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

60

Joker

2019 · Todd Phillips

62

WALL·E

2008 · Andrew Stanton

67

Oldboy 올드보이

2003 · Park Chan-wook

68

Princess Mononoke もののけ姫

1997 · Hayao Miyazaki

73

Aliens

1986 · James Cameron

74

Your Name. 君の名は。

2016 · Makoto Shinkai

75

Coco

2017 · Lee Unkrich

78

Braveheart

1995 · Mel Gibson

80

Capernaum کفرناحوم

2018 · Nadine Labaki

83

High and Low 天国と地獄

1963 · Akira Kurosawa

84

Amadeus

1984 · Miloš Forman

88

Like Stars on Earth Taare Zameen Par

2007 · Aamir Khan

93

M M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

1931 · Fritz Lang

94

The Hunt Jagten

2012 · Thomas Vinterberg

97

Dangal दंगल

2016 · Nitesh Tiwari

99

Bicycle Thieves Ladri di biciclette

1948 · Vittorio De Sica

101

The Kid

1921 · Charlie Chaplin

102

Snatch

2000 · Guy Ritchie

105

1917

2019 · Sam Mendes

106

Scarface

1983 · Brian De Palma

107

Come and See Иди и смотри

1985 · Elem Klimov

108

Ikiru 生きる

1952 · Akira Kurosawa

111

Toy Story 3

2010 · Lee Unkrich

112

Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain

2001 · Jean-Pierre Jeunet

113

A Separation جدایی نادر از سیمین

2011 · Asghar Farhadi

116

Metropolis

1927 · Fritz Lang

117

For a Few Dollars More Per qualche dollaro in più

1965 · Sergio Leone

121

Up

2009 · Pete Docter

123

Heat

1995 · Michael Mann

125

Die Hard

1988 · John McTiernan

128

Yojimbo 用心棒

1961 · Akira Kurosawa

130

Rashomon 羅生門

1950 · Akira Kurosawa

131

Downfall Der Untergang

2004 · Oliver Hirschbiegel

132

Children of Heaven بچه‌های آسمان

1997 · Majid Majidi

134

Ran

1985 · Akira Kurosawa

136

Howl's Moving Castle ハウルの動く城

2004 · Hayao Miyazaki

139

Casino

1995 · Martin Scorsese

142

Pan's Labyrinth El laberinto del fauno

2006 · Guillermo del Toro

143

The Secret in Their Eyes El secreto de sus ojos

2009 · Juan José Campanella

146

My Neighbor Totoro となりのトトロ

1988 · Hayao Miyazaki

155

My Father and My Son Babam ve Oğlum

2005 · Çağan Irmak

158

Inside Out

2015 · Pete Docter

159

The Seventh Seal Det sjunde inseglet

1957 · Ingmar Bergman

162

Warrior

2011 · Gavin O'Connor

166

Klaus

2019 · Sergio Pablos

170

Wild Strawberries Smultronstället

1957 · Ingmar Bergman

172

Stalker Сталкер

1979 · Andrei Tarkovsky

174

Memories of Murder 살인의 추억

2003 · Bong Joon-ho

176

Fargo

1996 · Joel Coen

177

Room

2015 · Lenny Abrahamson

179

Wild Tales Relatos salvajes

2014 · Damián Szifron

181

Tokyo Story 東京物語

1953 · Yasujirō Ozu

183

Anand आनन्द

1971 · Hrishikesh Mukherjee

188

Gone Girl

2014 · David Fincher

192

Autumn Sonata Höstsonaten

1978 · Ingmar Bergman

193

Persona

1966 · Ingmar Bergman

194

Andhadhun अंधाधुन

2018 · Sriram Raghavan

198

Soul

2020 · Pete Docter

205

The Bandit Eşkıya

1996 · Yavuz Turgul

210

Network

1976 · Sidney Lumet

211

Stand by Me

1986 · Rob Reiner

213

Ben-Hur

1959 · William Wyler

216

The Handmaiden 아가씨

2016 · Park Chan-wook

217

Platoon

1986 · Oliver Stone

218

Logan

2017 · James Mangold

219

Into the Wild

2007 · Sean Penn

220

Rush

2013 · Ron Howard

221

The Wages of Fear Le Salaire de la peur

1953 · Henri-Georges Clouzot

223

Time of the Gypsies Dom za vešanje

1988 · Emir Kusturica

225

The 400 Blows Les Quatre Cents Coups

1959 · François Truffaut

226

The Passion of Joan of Arc La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

1928 · Carl Theodor Dreyer

227

Spotlight

2015 · Tom McCarthy

230

Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 गैंग्स ऑफ़ वास्सेपुर पार्ट - १

2012 · Anurag Kashyap

231

Andrei Rublev Андрей Рублёв

1966 · Andrei Tarkovsky

232

Rocky

1976 · John G. Avildsen

234

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 風の谷のナウシカ

1984 · Hayao Miyazaki

236

Rififi Du rififi chez les hommes

1955 · Jules Dassin

237

Rang De Basanti रंग दे बसंती

2006 · Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

239

In the Mood for Love 花樣年華

2000 · Wong Kar-wai

241

Portrait of a Lady on Fire Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

2019 · Céline Sciamma

243

The Invisible Guest Contratiempo

2016 · Oriol Paulo

244

The Help

2011 · Tate Taylor

245

Drishyam दृश्यम्

2015 · Nishikant Kamat

246

The Battle of Algiers La battaglia di Algeri

1966 · Gillo Pontecorvo

247

Tangerines Mandariinid

2013 · Zaza Urushadze

248

A Silent Voice 聲の形

2016 · Naoko Yamada

250

Three Colors: Red Trois couleurs : Rouge

1994 · Krzysztof Kieślowski