All Films that have Appeared on the IMDb Top 250

by dan_dassow | created - 05 Sep 2011 | updated - 17 Oct 2015 | Public

This is a list of the 883 films that have appeared on the IMDb Top 250. It is sorted by order of first appearance and then by rank at the time of first appearance. The list of films is current as of October 4, 2015. The data for each film is current as of September 9, 2011. More current information can be found at the sources listed below.

Sources: IMDb Top250.Informer http://top250.info/

Titles of the IMDb Top 250 http://www.took.nl/250/titles/index/page:1

All titles of the IMDb Top 250 since September 1997 http://www.timo-schreiter.de/imdb/all_top250_titles.php

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1. 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 evil Darth Vader.

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

Votes: 1,049,791 | Gross: $322.74M

"[link]tt0076759[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 1 and a rating of 8.7. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 16. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 1. You can see the full history here.

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2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, 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: 1,943,178 | Gross: $28.34M

"[link]tt0111161[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 2 and a rating of 8.5. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 1. It attained its highest rank on Fri 12-Sep-1997 with a rank of 1. You can see the full history here.

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3. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,519,392 | Gross: $107.93M

"[link]tt0110912[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 3 and a rating of 8.5. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 4. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 3. You can see the full history here.

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4. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 44,916

"[link]tt0108598[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 4 and a rating of 8.5. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 01-Jul-2001 with a rank of 47. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

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5. 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: 847,649 | Gross: $23.34M

"[link]tt0114814[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 5 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 26. It attained its highest rank on Thu 19-Dec-1996 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

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6. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

95 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 729,580 | Gross: $191.80M

"[link]tt0114709[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 6 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 119. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 6. You can see the full history here.

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7. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

93 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 1,002,455 | Gross: $96.07M

"[link]tt0108052[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 7 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 8. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 2. You can see the full history here.

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8. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

100 Metascore

A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 444,582 | Gross: $1.02M

"[link]tt0034583[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 8 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 25. It attained its highest rank on Mon 02-Oct-2000 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

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9. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

89 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and try to 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: 581,097 | Gross: $27.00M

"[link]tt0083658[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 9 and a rating of 8.4. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 123. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 8. You can see the full history here.

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10. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 340,972 | Gross: $1.59M

"[link]tt0033467[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 10 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 46. It attained its highest rank on Tue 29-May-2001 with a rank of 3. You can see the full history here.

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11. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 390,947 | Gross: $0.28M

"[link]tt0057012[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 11 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 37. It attained its highest rank on Fri 12-Sep-1997 with a rank of 9. You can see the full history here.

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12. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 103,357 | Gross: $66.60M

"[link]tt0112431[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 12 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 05-Oct-1998 with a rank of 245. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 12. You can see the full history here.

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13. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 86,917 | Gross: $43.18M

"[link]tt0114388[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 13 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 10-Oct-1999 with a rank of 239. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 13. You can see the full history here.

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14. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 840,939 | Gross: $75.60M

"[link]tt0112573[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 14 and a rating of 8.3. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 84. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 13. You can see the full history here.

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

R | 133 min | Drama

80 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, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 775,613 | Gross: $112.00M

"[link]tt0073486[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 15 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 12. It attained its highest rank on Mon 01-Mar-1999 with a rank of 6. You can see the full history here.

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16. A Close Shave (1995)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Justin Fletcher, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 33,746

"[link]tt0112691[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 16 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 01-Jul-2001 with a rank of 106. It attained its highest rank on Thu 19-Dec-1996 with a rank of 6. You can see the full history here.

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17. 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: 1,329,893 | Gross: $134.97M

"[link]tt0068646[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 17 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 2. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 1. You can see the full history here.

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18. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,186,460 | Gross: $100.13M

"[link]tt0114369[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 18 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 23. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 18. You can see the full history here.

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19. Il Postino (1994)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

Directors: Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi | Stars: Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 28,952 | Gross: $21.85M

"[link]tt0110877[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 19 and a rating of 8.2. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Mon 12-Apr-1999 with a rank of 227. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 18. You can see the full history here.

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20. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

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

Votes: 754,919 | Gross: $248.16M

"[link]tt0082971[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 20 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 27. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 9. You can see the full history here.

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21. Three Colors: Red (1994)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

100 Metascore

A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 73,932 | Gross: $4.04M

"[link]tt0111495[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 21 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 15-Jul-2012 with a rank of 248. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 21. You can see the full history here.

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22. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 263,924 | Gross: $0.27M

"[link]tt0047478[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 22 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 17. It attained its highest rank on Sun 01-May-2005 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

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23. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

79 Metascore

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly 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: 768,703 | Gross: $2.83M

"[link]tt0105236[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 23 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 71. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 23. You can see the full history here.

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24. 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: 977,977 | Gross: $290.48M

"[link]tt0080684[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 24 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 11. It attained its highest rank on Wed 18-Jul-2007 with a rank of 7. You can see the full history here.

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25. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 499,282 | Gross: $56.95M

"[link]tt0062622[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 25 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 94. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 25. You can see the full history here.

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26. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 167,308 | Gross: $9.93M

"[link]tt0088846[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 26 and a rating of 8.1. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 11-Apr-2010 with a rank of 250. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 26. You can see the full history here.

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27. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 368,809 | Gross: $36.76M

"[link]tt0047396[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 27 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 28. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 11. You can see the full history here.

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28. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 225,029 | Gross: $44.82M

"[link]tt0056172[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 28 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 67. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 17. You can see the full history here.

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29. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 335,951 | Gross: $30.86M

"[link]tt0093779[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 29 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 192. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 25. You can see the full history here.

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30. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 519,324 | Gross: $57.14M

"[link]tt0114746[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 30 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 182. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 30. You can see the full history here.

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31. North by Northwest (1959)

Not Rated | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

98 Metascore

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 253,365 | Gross: $13.28M

"[link]tt0053125[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 31 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 42. It attained its highest rank on Mon 05-Jan-1998 with a rank of 14. You can see the full history here.

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32. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 327,422 | Gross: $7.27M

"[link]tt0038650[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 32 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 30. It attained its highest rank on Fri 07-Nov-1997 with a rank of 20. You can see the full history here.

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33. Once Were Warriors (1994)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga

Votes: 27,869 | Gross: $2.20M

"[link]tt0110729[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 33 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 01-Aug-1999 with a rank of 214. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 33. You can see the full history here.

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34. Aliens (1986)

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

86 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: 563,932 | Gross: $85.16M

"[link]tt0090605[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 34 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 59. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 34. You can see the full history here.

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35. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

93 Metascore

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 431,964 | Gross: $1.23M

"[link]tt0071853[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 35 and a rating of 8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 85. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 30. You can see the full history here.

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36. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 848,715 | Gross: $19.50M

"[link]tt0110413[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 36 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 31. It attained its highest rank on Tue 19-Nov-1996 with a rank of 26. You can see the full history here.

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37. 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: 577,042 | Gross: $6.10M

"[link]tt0060196[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 37 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 5. It attained its highest rank on Sun 11-Feb-2007 with a rank of 4. You can see the full history here.

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38. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

94 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

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

Votes: 512,721 | Gross: $83.47M

"[link]tt0078788[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 38 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 35. It attained its highest rank on Thu 03-Oct-2002 with a rank of 29. You can see the full history here.

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39. 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: 1,039,349 | Gross: $130.74M

"[link]tt0102926[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 39 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 24. It attained its highest rank on Thu 20-Aug-1998 with a rank of 16. You can see the full history here.

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40. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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

78 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: 642,826

"[link]tt0066921[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 40 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 62. It attained its highest rank on Wed 02-Apr-1997 with a rank of 38. You can see the full history here.

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41. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

93 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, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.

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

Votes: 590,359 | Gross: $28.26M

"[link]tt0075314[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 41 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 54. It attained its highest rank on Fri 03-Oct-1997 with a rank of 19. You can see the full history here.

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42. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 231,898 | Gross: $173.84M

"[link]tt0112384[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 42 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Thu 09-Sep-1999 with a rank of 240. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 42. You can see the full history here.

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43. Alien (1979)

R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 664,341 | Gross: $78.90M

"[link]tt0078748[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 43 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 39. It attained its highest rank on Tue 08-Jan-2013 with a rank of 39. You can see the full history here.

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44. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 79,216 | Gross: $39.39M

"[link]tt0112818[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 44 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sat 01-Dec-2001 with a rank of 242. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 44. You can see the full history here.

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45. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 493,730 | Gross: $32.00M

"[link]tt0054215[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 45 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 29. It attained its highest rank on Wed 30-Dec-1998 with a rank of 14. You can see the full history here.

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46. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

96 Metascore

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 132,171

"[link]tt0033870[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 46 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 122. It attained its highest rank on Mon 05-Oct-1998 with a rank of 24. You can see the full history here.

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47. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 491,255 | Gross: $67.44M

"[link]tt0113277[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 47 and a rating of 7.9. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 120. It attained its highest rank on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 47. You can see the full history here.

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48. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 539,674

"[link]tt0050083[/link] first appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Fri 26-Apr-1996 with a rank of 48 and a rating of 7.8. It last appeared on the IMDb Top 250 on Sun 13-Jan-2013 with a rank of 6. It attained its highest rank on Thu 26-May-2011 with a rank of 6. You can see the full history here.

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49. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

8.5