2009 IMDB Top 250 movies -- COMPLETE

  1. 1 - The Shawshank Redemption (1994; Frank Darabont)
  2. 2 - The Godfather (1972; Francis Ford Coppola)
  3. 3 - The Godfather: Part II (1974; Francis Ford Coppola)
  4. 4 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo] (1966; Sergio Leone)
  5. 5 - Pulp Fiction (1994; Quentin Tarantino)
  6. 6 - Schindler's List (1993; Steven Spielberg)
  7. 7 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975; Milos Forman)
  8. 8 - 12 Angry Men (1957; Sidney Lumet)
  9. 9 - The Dark Knight (2008; Christopher Nolan)
  10. 10 - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980; Irvin Kershner)
  11. 11 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003; Peter Jackson)
  12. 12 - Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977; George Lucas)
  13. 13 - Casablanca (1942; Michael Curtiz)
  14. 14 - Goodfellas (1990; Martin Scorcese)
  15. 15 - Seven Samurai [Shichinin no samurai] (1954; Akira Kurosoawa)
  16. 16 - City of God [Cidade de Deus] (2002; Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund)
  17. 17 - Fight Club (1999; David Fincher)
  18. 18 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981; Steven Speilberg)
  19. 19 - Rear Window (1954; Alfred Hitchcock)
  20. 20 - The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001; Peter Jackson)
  21. 21 - The Usual Suspects (1995; Bryan Singer)
  22. 22 - Psycho (1960; Alfred Hitchcock)
  23. 23 - Once Upon a Time in the West [C'era una volta il West] (1968; Sergio Leone)
  24. 24 - The Silence of the Lambs (1991; Jonathan Demme)
  25. 25 - The Matrix (1999; Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski)
  26. 26 - Avatar (2009; James Cameron)
  27. 27 - Memento (2000; Christopher Nolan)
  28. 28 - Se7en (1995; David Fincher)
  29. 29 - It's a Wonderful Life (1946; Frank Capra)
  30. 30 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002; Peter Jackson)
  31. 31 - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964; Stanley Kubrick)
  32. 32 - Sunset Blvd. (1950; Billy Wilder)
  33. 33 - North By Northwest (1959; Alfred Hitchcock)
  34. 34 - Citizen Kane (1941; Orson Welles)
  35. 35 - Léon: The Professional [Léon] (1994; Luc Besson)
  36. 36 - Apocalypse Now (1979; Francis Ford Coppola)
  37. 37 - American Beauty (1999; Sam Mendes)
  38. 38 - American History X (1998; Tony Kaye)
  39. 39 - Forrest Gump (1994; Robert Zemeckis)
  40. 40 - Taxi Driver (1976; Martin Scorcese)
  41. 41 - Vertigo (1958; Alfred Hitchcock)
  42. 42 - Lawrence of Arabia (1962; David Lean)
  43. 43 - WALL·E (2008; Andrew Stanton)
  44. 44 - Amélie [Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain] (2001; Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
  45. 45 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991; James Cameron)
  46. 46 - Alien (1979; Ridley Scott)
  47. 47 - Saving Private Ryan (1998; Steven Speilberg)
  48. 48 - A Clockwork Orange (1971; Stanley Kubrick)
  49. 49 - The Shining (1980; Stanley Kubrick)
  50. 50 - Paths of Glory (1957; Stanley Kubrick)
  51. 51 - The Departed (2006; Martin Scorcese)
  52. 52 - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962; Robert Mulligan)
  53. 53 - The Pianist (2002; Roman Polanski)
  54. 54 - Aliens (1986; James Cameron)
  55. 55 - Spirited Away [Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi] (2001; Hayao Miyazaki)
  56. 56 - The Lives of Others [Das Leben der Anderen] (2006; Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
  57. 57 - M (1931; Fritz Lang)
  58. 58 - Double Indemnity (1944; Billy Wilder)
  59. 59 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004; Michel Gondry)
  60. 60 - Chinatown (1974; Roman Polanski)
  61. 61 - Requiem for a Dream (2000; Darren Aronofsky)
  62. 62 - The Third Man (1949; Carol Reed)
  63. 63 - L.A. Confidential (1997; Curtis Hanson)
  64. 64 - Reservoir Dogs (1992; Quentin Tarantino)
  65. 65 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948; John Houston)
  66. 66 - Das Boot (1981; Wolfgang Petersen)
  67. 67 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975; Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones)
  68. 68 - Inglourious Basterds (2009; Quentin Tarantino)
  69. 69 - Pan's Labyrinth [El Laberinto del fauno] (2006; Guillermo del Toro)
  70. 70 - Up (2009; Pete Docter, Bob Peterson)
  71. 71 - City Lights (1931; Charles Chaplin)
  72. 72 - The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957; David Lean)
  73. 73 - Raging Bull (1980; Martin Scorcese)
  74. 74 - The Prestige (2006; Christopher Nolan)
  75. 75 - Singin' in the Rain (1952; Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)
  76. 76 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968; Stanley Kubrick)
  77. 77 - Slumdog Millionaire (2008; Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan)
  78. 78 - Life Is Beautiful [La Vita è bella] (1997; Roberto Benigni)
  79. 79 - Some Like It Hot (1959; Billy Wilder)
  80. 80 - Back to the Future (1985; Robert Zemeckis)
  81. 81 - Downfall [Der Untergang] (2004; Oliver Hirschbiegel)
  82. 82 - The Maltese Falcon (1941; John Huston)
  83. 83 - Modern Times (1936; Charles Chaplin)
  84. 84 - Gran Torino (2008; Clint Eastwood)
  85. 85 - Amadeus (1984; Milos Forman)
  86. 86 - Rashomon (1950; Akira Kurosawa)
  87. 87 - Full Metal Jacket (1987; Stanley Kubrick)
  88. 88 - Cinema Paradiso [Nuovo cinema Paradiso] (1988; Giuseppe Tornatore)
  89. 89 - All About Eve (1950; Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  90. 90 - Once Upon a Time in America (1984; Sergio Leone)
  91. 91 - Braveheart (1995; Mel Gibson)
  92. 92 - The Elephant Man (1980; David Lynch)
  93. 93 - Sin City (2005; Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino)
  94. 94 - Metropolis (1927; Fritz Lang)
  95. 95 - Rebecca (1940; Alfred Hitchcock)
  96. 96 - The Green Mile (1999; Frank Darabont)
  97. 97 - The Great Dictator (1940; Charles Chaplin)
  98. 98 - The Apartment (1960; Billy Wilder)
  99. 99 - The Sting (1973; George Roy Hill)
  100. 100 - District 9 (2009; Neill Blomkamp)
  101. 101 - The Great Escape (1963; John Sturges)
  102. 102 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989; Steven Speilberg)
  103. 103 - Batman Begins (2005; Christopher Nolan)
  104. 104 - Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983; Richard Marquand)
  105. 105 - Gladiator (2000; Ridley Scott)
  106. 106 - Jaws (1975; Steven Speilberg)
  107. 107 - Bicycle Thieves [Ladri di biciclette] (1948; Vittorio De Sica)
  108. 108 - Unforgiven (1992; Clint Eastwood)
  109. 109 - Blade Runner (1982; Ridley Scott)
  110. 110 - Hotel Rwanda (2004; Terry George)
  111. 111 - No Country for Old Men (2007; Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)
  112. 112 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939; Frank Capra)
  113. 113 - On the Waterfront (1954; Elia Kazan)
  114. 114 - Die Hard (1988; John McTiernan)
  115. 115 - Touch Of Evil (1958; Orson Welles)
  116. 116 - Oldboy [Oldeuboi] (2003; Chan-wook Park)
  117. 117 - The Seventh Seal [Det sjunde inseglet] (1957; Ingmar Bergman)
  118. 118 - Fargo (1996; Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
  119. 119 - The Wizard of Oz [1939; Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, King Vidor)
  120. 120 - Princess Mononoke [Mononoke-hime] (1997; Hayao Miyazaki)
  121. 121 - Strangers on a Train (1951; Alfred Hitchcock)
  122. 122 - For a Few Dollars More [Per qualche dollaro in più] (1965; Sergio Leone)
  123. 123 - Heat (1995; Michael Mann)
  124. 124 - Donnie Darko (2001; Richard Kelly)
  125. 125 - Cool Hand Luke (1967; Stuart Rosenberg)
  126. 126 - The Wrestler (2008; Darren Aronofsky)
  127. 127 - High Noon (1952; Fred Zinnemann)
  128. 128 - There Will Be Blood (2007; Paul Thomas Anderson)
  129. 129 - The Manchurian Candidate (1962; John Frankenheimer)
  130. 130 - Notorious (1946; Alfred Hitchcock)
  131. 131 - The Sixth Sense (1999; M Night Shalyman)
  132. 132 - Annie Hall (1977; Woody Allen)
  133. 133 - The Deer Hunter (1978; Michael Cimino)
  134. 134 - Kill Bill, Vol.1 (2003; Quentin Tarantino)
  135. 135 - Platoon (1986; Oliver Stone)
  136. 136 - The Big Sleep (1946; Howard Hawks)
  137. 137 - The General (1926; Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton)
  138. 138 - Snatch. (2000; Guy Ritchie)
  139. 139 - Ben-Hur (1959; William Wyler)
  140. 140 - Into the Wild (2007; Sean Penn)
  141. 141 - Million Dollar Baby (2004; Clint Eastwood)
  142. 142 - The Big Lebowski (1998; Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
  143. 143 - Yojimbo [Yôjinbô] (1961; Akira Kurosawa)
  144. 144 - Star Trek (2009; JJ Abrams)
  145. 145 - Ran (1985; Akira Kurosawa)
  146. 146 - It Happened One Night (1934; Frank Capra)
  147. 147 - The Bourne Ultimatum (2007; Paul Greengrass)
  148. 148 - Life of Brian (1979; Terry Jones)
  149. 149 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969; George Roy Hill)
  150. 150 - The Lion King (1994; Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff)
  151. 151 - Finding Nemo (2003; Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich)
  152. 152 - Wild Strawberries [Smultronstället] (1957; Ingmar Bergman)
  153. 153 - Witness for the Prosecution (1957; Billy Wilder)
  154. 154 - The Graduate (1967; Mike Nichols)
  155. 155 - Trainspotting (1996; Danny Boyle)
  156. 156 - Stand by Me (1986; Rob Reiner)
  157. 157 - Gone with the Wind (1939; Victor Flemming, George Cukor, Sam Wood)
  158. 158 - Toy Story (1995; John Lasseter)
  159. 159 - The Terminator (1984; James Cameron)
  160. 160 - Ratatouille (2007; Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava)
  161. 161 - Groundhog Day (1993; Harold Ramis)
  162. 162 - Scarface (1983; Brian De Palma)
  163. 163 - Amores perros (2000; Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  164. 164 - The Thing (1982; John Carpenter)
  165. 165 - 8½ (1963; Federico Fellini)
  166. 166 - Gandhi (1982; Richard Attenboroug)
  167. 167 - Dog Day Afternoon (1975; Sidney Lumet)
  168. 168 - V for Vendetta (2005; James McTeigue)
  169. 169 - The Grapes of Wrath (1940; John Ford)
  170. 170 - The Gold Rush (1925; Charles Chaplin)
  171. 171 - Twelve Monkeys (1995; Terry Gilliam)
  172. 172 - The Night of the Hunter (1955; Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum)
  173. 173 - Diaboliques [Les diaboliques] (1955; Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  174. 174 - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998; Guy Ritchie)
  175. 175 - The Princess Bride (1987; Rob Reiner)
  176. 176 - The Incredibles (2004; Brad Bird)
  177. 177 - The Wages of Fear [Le Salaire de la peur] (1953; Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  178. 178 - Casino (1995; Martin Scorcese)
  179. 179 - Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949; Robert Hamer)
  180. 180 - Children of Men (2006; Alfonso Cuarón)
  181. 181 - The Wild Bunch (1969; Sam Peckinpah)
  182. 182 - The Killing (1956; Stanley Kubrick)
  183. 183 - Judgment at Nuremberg (1961; Stanley Kramer)
  184. 184 - Grave of the Fireflies [Hotaru no haka] (1988; Isao Takahata)
  185. 185 - In Bruges (2008; Martin McDonagh)
  186. 186 - The Exorcist (1973; William Friedkin)
  187. 187 - The Nights of Cabiria [Le Notti di Cabiria](1957; Federico Fellini)
  188. 188 - The Best Years of Our Lives (1946; William Wyler)
  189. 189 - The Hustler (1961; Robert Rossen)
  190. 190 - Harvey (1950; Henry Koster)
  191. 191 - Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927; F.W. Murnau)
  192. 192 - Ed Wood (1994; Tim Burton)
  193. 193 - The Kid (1921; Charles Chaplin)
  194. 194 - King Kong (1933; Merian C. Cooper)
  195. 195 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008; David Fincher)
  196. 196 - Good Will Hunting (1997; Gus Van Sant)
  197. 197 - Letters from Iwo Jima (2006; Clint Eastwood)
  198. 198 - Rosemary's Baby (1968; Roman Polanski)
  199. 199 - Shadow of a Doubt (1943; Alfred Hitchcock)
  200. 200 - Big Fish (2003; Tim Burton)
  201. 201 - Dial M for Murder (1954; Alfred Hitchcock)
  202. 202 - Let the Right One In [Låt den rätte komma in] (2008; Tomas Alfredson)
  203. 203 - A Streetcar Named Desire (1951; Elia Kazan)
  204. 204 - Brief Encounter (1945; David Lean)
  205. 205 - Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004; Quentin Tarantino)
  206. 206 - Stalag 17 (1953; Billy Wilder)
  207. 207 - Crash (2004; Paul Haggis)
  208. 208 - Sleuth (1972; Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  209. 209 - Duck Soup (1933; Leo McCarey)
  210. 210 - The African Queen (1951; John Houston)
  211. 211 - Magnolia (1999; Paul Thomas Anderson)
  212. 212 - Rocky (1976; John Avildsen)
  213. 213 - Mystic River (2003; Clint Eastwood)
  214. 214 - Bonnie and Clyde (1967; Arthur Penn)
  215. 215 - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [Le Scaphandre et le papillon] (2007; Julian Schnabel)
  216. 216 - Manhattan (1979; Woody Allen)
  217. 217 - Rope (1948; Alfred Hitchcock)
  218. 218 - Network (1976; Sidney Lumet)
  219. 219 - Little Miss Sunshine (2006; Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
  220. 220 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [Wo hu cang long] (2000; Ang Lee)
  221. 221 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003; Gore Verbinski)
  222. 222 - La Strada (1954; Federico Fellini)
  223. 223 - Patton (1970; Franklin J. Schaffner)
  224. 224 - Changeling (2008; Clint Eastwood)
  225. 225 - The Conversation (1974; Francis Ford Coppola)
  226. 226 - The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938; Michael Curtiz, William Keighley)
  227. 227 - (500) Days of Summer (2009; Marc Webb)
  228. 228 - Planet of the Apes (1968; Franklin J. Schaffner)
  229. 229 - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993; Tim Burton)
  230. 230 - Shaun of the Dead (2004; Edgar Wright)
  231. 231 - Glory (1989; Edward Zwick)
  232. 232 - Spartacus (1960; Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Mann)
  233. 233 - The Lady Vanishes (1938; Alfred Hitchcock)
  234. 234 - The Philadelphia Story (1940; George Cukor)
  235. 235 - All Quiet on the Western Front (1930; Lewis Milestone)
  236. 236 - The Battle of Algiers [La battaglia di Algeri] (1965; Gillo Pontecorvo)
  237. 237 - Mulholland Dr. (2001; David Lynch)
  238. 238 - Barry Lyndon (1975; Stanley Kubrick)
  239. 239 - Monsters, Inc (2001; Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich)
  240. 240 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966; Mike Nichols)
  241. 241 - His Girl Friday (1940; Howard Hawks)
  242. 242 - Toy Story 2 (1999; John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich)
  243. 243 - Anatomy of a Murder (1959; Otto Preminger)
  244. 244 - Casino Royale (2006; Martin Campbell)
  245. 245 - Brazil (1985; Terry Gilliam)
  246. 246 - Arsenic and Old Lace (1944; Frank Capra)
  247. 247 - My Neighbor Totoro [Tonari no Totoro] (1988; Hayao Miyazaki)
  248. 248 - Blood Diamond (2006; Edward Zwick)
  249. 249 - Infernal Affairs [Mou gaan dou] (2004; Wai-keung Lau, Alan Mak)
  250. 250 - The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951; Robert Wise)
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