Top Rated Movies

These are top rated movies of all time, rated by experts and moviegoers. What is your best movie in the history of cinema? This list of top rated movies ever made was created by taking the best movie suggestions from Soap2day users and letting them vote to determine which hit movies were the best ever made.

So what are top rated movies of all time? This list includes films from all over the world, from European art house cinemas to the best action and blockbusters to watch, to the established and highly regarded classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Entries span many genres and include some of the best movie villains created by the best writers and film directors in the industry. Included are the successful films of their time, including multiple Academy Award winners and even a Best Picture selection, as well as hit or cult films that were slow to find an audience. The 1994 American drama film Shawshank Redemption, for example, was not particularly well-liked or popular in theaters when it was first released, but has since climbed into the top 10 of the top rated movies list.

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
8.704 / 10

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where...

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The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather (1972)
8.7 / 10

Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito...

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The Godfather Part II (1974)

The Godfather Part II (1974)
8.6 / 10

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone...

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Schindler's List (1993)

Schindler's List (1993)
8.567 / 10

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during...

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12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men (1957)
8.543 / 10

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of...

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Spirited Away (2001)

Spirited Away (2001)
8.539 / 10

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon...

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
8.534 / 10

Raj is a rich, carefree, happy-go-lucky second generation NRI. Simran is the daughter of Chaudhary Baldev Singh, who in spite of being an NRI is very...

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The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight (2008)
8.515 / 10

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the...

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Parasite (2019)

Parasite (2019)
8.5 / 10

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an...

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The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile (1999)
8.506 / 10

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments....

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Your Name. (2016)

Your Name. (2016)
8.497 / 10

High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in...

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction (1994)
8.5 / 10

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime...

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
8.479 / 10

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from...

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Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump (1994)
8.475 / 10

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what...

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
8.468 / 10

While the Civil War rages on between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hitman, and a Mexican bandit – comb the...

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GoodFellas (1990)

GoodFellas (1990)
8.466 / 10

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks...

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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
8.464 / 10

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe,...

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Seven Samurai (1954)

Seven Samurai (1954)
8.454 / 10

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six...

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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Cinema Paradiso (1988)
8.453 / 10

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's...

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
8.5 / 10

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an...

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