Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dave’s Movie Database: Best Rated Movies

Originally posted 8/15/2019; updated 9/14/2019.

This is a list of the best-rated movies according to Dave’s Movie Database. Go to the “Ratings/Reviews” page on this site to see what movie ratings have been aggregated to create this list. All the movies on this list averaged at least 4.5 out of 5 stars and had to be rated by 9 or more sources.


1. 12 Angry Men (1957)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. Rear Window (1954)
4. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
5. The Seven Samurai (Schichinin no Samurai) (1954)
6. City Lights (1931)
7. Shoah (1985)
8. Schindler’s List (1993)
9. All About Eve (1950)
10. Tokyo Story (Tôkyô Monogatari) (1953)

11. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
12. Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) (1982)
13. Casablanca (1942)
14. Vertigo (1958)
15. The Godfather Part II (1974)
16. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
17. Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (1945)
18. Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) (2001)
19. Metropolis (1927)
20. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

21. Psycho (1960)
22. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
23. Some Like It Hot (1959)
24. Chinatown (1974)
25. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
26. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
27. Modern Times (1936)
28. M – Eine Stadt Sucht Einen Mörder (1931)
29. The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) (1957)
30. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
31. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
32. The Thin Man (1934)
33. Star Wars – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
34. Touch of Evil (1958)
35. Rififi (Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) (1955)
36. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
37. Jaws (1975)
38. Toy Story (1995)
39. The Apartment (1960)
40. Pulp Fiction (1994)

41. Citizen Kane (1941)
42. Three Colors: Red (Trois Couleurs: Rouge) (1994)
43. Apocalypse Now (1979)
44. The Dark Knight (2008)
45. Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
46. Yojimbo (Yôjinbô) (1961)
47. Umberto D. (1952)
48. Double Indemnity (1944)
49. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981):
50. North by Northwest (1959)

51. Goodfellas (1990)
52. Gone with the Wind (1939)
53. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
54. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
55. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
56. Strangers on a Train (1951)
57. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
58. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
59. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
60. The Third Man (1949)

61. Paths of Glory (1957)
62. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
63. The Wild Bunch (1969)
64. The Hustler (1961)
65. Amadeus (1984)
66. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
67. Raging Bull (1980)
68. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
69. Back to the Future (1985)
70. Notorious (1946)

71. Alien (1979)
72. Nashville (1975)
73. The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeria) (1966)
74. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
75. It Happened One Night (1934)
76. Annie Hall (1977)
77. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
78. Persona (aka “Masks”) (1966)
79. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
80. His Girl Friday (1940)

81. Finding Nemo (2003)
82. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
83. Stop Making Sense (1984)
84. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
85. Stagecoach (1939)
86. On the Waterfront (1954)
87. L.A. Confidential (1997)
88. King Kong (1933)
89. The Conversation (1974)
90. Blade Runner (1982)

91. City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)
92. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
93. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
94. The Last Picture Show (1971)
95. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
96. Badlands (1973)
97. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
98. Up (2009)
99. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
100. The Searchers (1956)


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