Top Ranked Films by Year

by dan_dassow | created - 03 Apr 2011 | updated - 01 May 2012 | Public

This is a list of the top ranked films for each year from 1888 to 2012. This list is based primarily on the IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link]). However, when a year is not represented in the Top 250, other IMDb sources are used. The rank when included is within the source listed. This data is current as of April 2, 2012.

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1. Kahaani (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Mystery, Thriller

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh | Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Votes: 52,745 | Gross: $1.04M

This film entered the Top 250 on April 8, 2012 at a rank of 246.

Year = 2012, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 5,930, Rank = 170, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

2. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 201,000 | Gross: $7.10M

Year = 2011, Rating = 9.5, Votes = 3,009, Source = Most Voted Titles Released In 2011 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/search/title?sort=num_votes&year=2011,2011[/link])

This film entered the Top 250 on April 3, 2011 at a rank of 170.

Year = 2011, Rating = 9.5, Votes = 3,009, Rank = 170, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

3. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,872,580 | Gross: $292.58M

Year = 2010, Rating = 8.8, Votes = 328,055, Rank = 8, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

4. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,148,741 | Gross: $120.54M

Year = 2009, Rating = 8.3, Votes = 215,190, Rank = 91, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

5. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

When the menace known as The Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,099,703 | Gross: $534.86M

Year = 2008, Rating = 8.8, Votes = 516,317, Rank = 10, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

6. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 778,949 | Gross: $74.28M

Year = 2007, Rating = 8.2, Votes = 221,147, Rank = 121, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

7. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 328,393 | Gross: $11.29M

Year = 2006, Rating = 8.5, Votes = 85,425, Rank = 57, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

8. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

74 Metascore

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

Votes: 719,406 | Gross: $74.10M

Year = 2005, Rating = 8.3, Votes = 278,621, Rank = 107, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Votes: 837,254 | Gross: $34.40M

Year = 2004, Rating = 8.4, Votes = 243,398, Rank = 61, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

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

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,518,501 | Gross: $377.85M

Year = 2003, Rating = 8.8, Votes = 401,407, Rank = 12, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

11. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 653,807 | Gross: $7.56M

Year = 2002, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 187,020, Rank = 18, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

12. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,534,131 | Gross: $315.54M

Year = 2001, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 424,189, Rank = 19, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

13. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

80 Metascore

A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 1,044,301 | Gross: $25.54M

Year = 2000, Rating = 8.6, Votes = 305,329, Rank = 29, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

14. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Votes: 1,706,915 | Gross: $37.03M

Year = 1999, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 426,637, Rank = 14, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

15. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 964,816 | Gross: $6.72M

Year = 1998, Rating = 8.5, Votes = 251,026, Rank = 39, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

16. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 499,710 | Gross: $64.62M

Year = 1997, Rating = 8.4, Votes = 177,721, Rank = 66, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

17. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 569,574 | Gross: $24.61M

Year = 1996, Rating = 8.2, Votes = 178,639, Rank = 118, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

18. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 920,746 | Gross: $23.34M

Year = 1995, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 290,877, Rank = 25, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

19. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,135,135 | Gross: $28.34M

Year = 1994, Rating = 9.2, Votes = 578,193, Rank = 1, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

20. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

94 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,108,190 | Gross: $96.90M

21. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 844,179 | Gross: $2.83M

Year = 1992, Rating = 8.4, Votes = 232,910, Rank = 64, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

22. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,156,380 | Gross: $130.74M

Year = 1991, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 273,300, Rank = 26, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

23. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

89 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 922,662 | Gross: $46.84M

Year = 1990, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 253,973, Rank = 15, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

24. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

65 Metascore

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 643,774 | Gross: $197.17M

Year = 1989, Rating = 8.3, Votes = 186,319, Rank = 109, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

25. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 206,048 | Gross: $11.99M

Year = 1988, Rating = 8.4, Votes = 50,796, Rank = 76, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

26. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 620,357 | Gross: $46.36M

Year = 1987, Rating = 8.3, Votes = 168,081, Rank = 88, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

27. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 609,251 | Gross: $85.16M

Year = 1986, Rating = 8.4, Votes = 184,462, Rank = 60, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

28. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 954,901 | Gross: $210.61M

Year = 1985, Rating = 8.4, Votes = 226,867, Rank = 71, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

29. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Votes: 282,917 | Gross: $5.32M

Year = 1984, Rating = 8.3, Votes = 79,996, Rank = 82, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

30. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 874,864 | Gross: $309.13M

Year = 1983, Rating = 8.3, Votes = 229,133, Rank = 108, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

31. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Votes: 638,661 | Gross: $32.87M

Year = 1982, Rating = 8.2, Votes = 199,790, Rank = 116, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

32. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 824,875 | Gross: $248.16M

Year = 1981, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 263,613, Rank = 22, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

33. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,068,603 | Gross: $290.48M

Year = 1980, Rating = 8.8, Votes = 303,525, Rank = 11, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

34. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 558,077 | Gross: $83.47M

Year = 1979, Rating = 8.6, Votes = 188,659, Rank = 36, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

35. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

86 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 288,174 | Gross: $48.98M

Year = 1978, Rating = 8.2, Votes = 96,234, Rank = 133, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

36. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,137,528 | Gross: $322.74M

Year = 1977, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 346,912, Rank = 16, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

37. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 649,550 | Gross: $28.26M

Year = 1976, Rating = 8.5, Votes = 173,899, Rank = 41, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

38. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 844,610 | Gross: $112.00M

Year = 1975, Rating = 8.8, Votes = 239,351, Rank = 9, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

39. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,019,926 | Gross: $57.30M

Year = 1974, Rating = 9.0, Votes = 273,298, Rank = 3, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

40. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 223,750 | Gross: $159.60M

Year = 1973, Rating = 8.3, Votes = 72,127, Rank = 98, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

41. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,465,944 | Gross: $134.97M

Year = 1972, Rating = 9.2, Votes = 449,116, Rank = 2, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

42. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 700,764

Year = 1971, Rating = 8.5, Votes = 212,034, Rank = 55, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

43. Patton (1970)

GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War

91 Metascore

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

Votes: 88,926 | Gross: $61.70M

Year = 1970, Rating = 8.0, Votes = 42,662, Rank = 225, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

44. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

Votes: 189,842 | Gross: $102.31M

Year = 1969, Rating = 8.1, Votes = 63,034, Rank = 150, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

45. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 165 min | Western

80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 276,429 | Gross: $5.32M

Year = 1968, Rating = 8.7, Votes = 83,787, Rank = 20, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

46. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

GP | 127 min | Crime, Drama

91 Metascore

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 150,796

Year = 1967, Rating = 8.2, Votes = 49,985, Rank = 137, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

47. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

R | 178 min | Western

90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 634,145 | Gross: $6.10M

Year = 1966, Rating = 8.9, Votes = 182,258, Rank = 4, Source = IMDb Top 250 ([link]http://www.imdb.com/chart/top[/link])

48. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

R | 132 min | Western