2011 IMDB Top 250 movies (list on 12/31/2011) 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 - 12 Angry Men (1957; Sidney Lumet)
  7. 7 - Schindler's List (1993; Steven Spielberg)
  8. 8 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975; Milos Forman)
  9. 9 - The Dark Knight (2008; Christopher Nolan)
  10. 10 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003; Peter Jackson)
  11. 11 - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980; Irvin Kershner)
  12. 12 - Inception (2010; Christopher Nolan)
  13. 13 - Fight Club (1999; David Fincher)
  14. 14 - Seven Samurai [Shichinin no samurai] (1954; Akira Kurosoawa)
  15. 15 - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001; Peter Jackson)
  16. 16 - Goodfellas (1990; Martin Scorcese)
  17. 17 - Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977; George Lucas)
  18. 18 - City of God [Cidade de Deus] (2002; Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund)
  19. 19 - Casablanca (1942; Michael Curtiz)
  20. 20 - Once Upon a Time in the West [C'era una volta il West] (1968; Sergio Leone)
  21. 21 - The Matrix (1999; Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski)
  22. 22 - Rear Window (1954; Alfred Hitchcock)
  23. 23 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981; Steven Speilberg)
  24. 24 - The Silence of the Lambs (1991; Jonathan Demme)
  25. 25 - The Usual Suspects (1995; Bryan Singer)
  26. 26 - Psycho (1960; Alfred Hitchcock)
  27. 27 - Se7en (1995; David Fincher)
  28. 28 - Forrest Gump (1994; Robert Zemeckis)
  29. 29 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002; Peter Jackson)
  30. 30 - It's a Wonderful Life (1946; Frank Capra)
  31. 31 - Memento (2000; Christopher Nolan)
  32. 32 - Léon: The Professional [Léon] (1994; Luc Besson)
  33. 33 - Sunset Blvd. (1950; Billy Wilder)
  34. 34 - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964; Stanley Kubrick)
  35. 35 - Apocalypse Now (1979; Francis Ford Coppola)
  36. 36 - American History X (1998; Tony Kaye)
  37. 37 - North By Northwest (1959; Alfred Hitchcock)
  38. 38 - Citizen Kane (1941; Orson Welles)
  39. 39 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991; James Cameron)
  40. 40 - American Beauty (1999; Sam Mendes)
  41. 41 - Toy Story 3 (2010; Lee Unkrich)
  42. 42 - Saving Private Ryan (1998; Steven Speilberg)
  43. 43 - Taxi Driver (1976; Martin Scorcese)
  44. 44 - Alien (1979; Ridley Scott)
  45. 45 - Spirited Away [Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi] (2001; Hayao Miyazaki)
  46. 46 - City Lights (1931; Charles Chaplin)
  47. 47 - Vertigo (1958; Alfred Hitchcock)
  48. 48 - The Shining (1980; Stanley Kubrick)
  49. 49 - Paths of Glory (1957; Stanley Kubrick)
  50. 50 - Amelie [Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain] (2001; JeanPierre Jeunet)
  51. 51 - The Pianist (2002; Roman Polanski)
  52. 52 - M (1931; Fritz Lang)
  53. 53 - Wall-E (2008; Andrew Stanton)
  54. 54 - The Departed (2006; Martin Scorcese)
  55. 55 - Double Indemnity (1944; Billy Wilder)
  56. 56 - The Lives of Others [Das Leben der Anderen] (2006; Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
  57. 57 - A Clockwork Orange (1971; Stanley Kubrick)
  58. 58 - Lawrence of Arabia (1962; David Lean)
  59. 59 - Aliens (1986; James Cameron)
  60. 60 - Modern Times (1936; Charles Chaplin)
  61. 61 - To Kill a Mockingbird (1962; Robert Mulligan)
  62. 62 - Life Is Beautiful [La Vita è bella] (1997; Roberto Benigni)
  63. 63 - Requiem for a Dream (2000; Darren Aronofsky)
  64. 64 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004; Michel Gondry)
  65. 65 - Back to the Future (1985; Robert Zemeckis)
  66. 66 - Das Boot (1981; Wolfgang Petersen)
  67. 67 - Reservoir Dogs (1992; Quentin Tarantino)
  68. 68 - The Third Man (1949; Carol Reed)
  69. 69 - The Prestige (2006; Christopher Nolan)
  70. 70 - L.A. Confidential (1997; Curtis Hanson)
  71. 71 - Chinatown (1974; Roman Polanski)
  72. 72 - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948; John Houston)
  73. 73 - The Green Mile (1999; Frank Darabont)
  74. 74 - Cinema Paradiso [Nuovo cinema Paradiso] (1988; Giuseppe Tornatore)
  75. 75 - The Great Dictator (1940; Charles Chaplin)
  76. 76 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975; Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones)
  77. 77 - Once Upon a Time in America (1984; Sergio Leone)
  78. 78 - Rashomon (1950; Akira Kurosawa)
  79. 79 - Gladiator (2000; Ridley Scott)
  80. 80 - Raging Bull (1980; Martin Scorcese)
  81. 81 - Amadeus (1984; Milos Forman)
  82. 82 - Full Metal Jacket (1987; Stanley Kubrick)
  83. 83 - Some Like It Hot (1959; Billy Wilder)
  84. 84 - Singin' in the Rain (1952; Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)
  85. 85 - All About Eve (1950; Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
  86. 86 - Bicycle Thieves [Ladri di biciclette] (1948; Vittorio De Sica)
  87. 87 - The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957; David Lean)
  88. 88 - Braveheart (1995; Mel Gibson)
  89. 89 - Pan's Labyrinth [El Laberinto del fauno] (2006; Guillermo del Toro)
  90. 90 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968; Stanley Kubrick)
  91. 91 - Metropolis (1927; Fritz Lang)
  92. 92 - Oldboy [Oldeuboi] (2003; Chan-wook Park)
  93. 93 - The Apartment (1960; Billy Wilder)
  94. 94 - Unforgiven (1992; Clint Eastwood)
  95. 95 - Downfall [Der Untergang] (2004; Oliver Hirschbiegel)
  96. 96 - Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983; Richard Marquand)
  97. 97 - The Sting (1973; George Roy Hill)
  98. 98 - Inglourious Basterds (2009; Quentin Tarantino)
  99. 99 - Princess Mononoke [Mononoke-hime] (1997; Hayao Miyazaki)
  100. 100 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989; Steven Speilberg)
  101. 101 - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939; Frank Capra)
  102. 102 - The Elephant Man (1980; David Lynch)
  103. 103 - Up (2009; Pete Docter, Bob Peterson)
  104. 104 - On the Waterfront (1954; Elia Kazan)
  105. 105 - Die Hard (1988; John McTiernan)
  106. 106 - Gran Torino (2008; Clint Eastwood)
  107. 107 - The Maltese Falcon (1941; John Huston)
  108. 108 - A Separation [Jodaeiye Nader az Simin] (2011; Asghar Farhadi)
  109. 109 - The Seventh Seal [Det sjunde inseglet] (1957; Ingmar Bergman)
  110. 110 - The Great Escape (1963; John Sturges)
  111. 111 - Rebecca (1940; Alfred Hitchcock)
  112. 112 - The Lion King (1994; Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff)
  113. 113 - Grave of the Fireflies [Hotaru no haka] (1988; Isao Takahata)
  114. 114 - Batman Begins (2005; Christopher Nolan)
  115. 115 - Yojimbo [Yôjinbô] (1961; Akira Kurosawa)
  116. 116 - Sin City (2005; Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino)
  117. 117 - For a Few Dollars More [Per qualche dollaro in più] (1965; Sergio Leone)
  118. 118 - The General (1926; Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton)
  119. 119 - Heat (1995; Michael Mann)
  120. 120 - Witness for the Prosecution (1957; Billy Wilder)
  121. 121 - Blade Runner (1982; Ridley Scott)
  122. 122 - Fargo (1996; Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
  123. 123 - Snatch (2000; Guy Ritchie)
  124. 124 - Ran (1985; Akira Kurosawa)
  125. 125 - Black Swan (2010; Darren Aronofsky)
  126. 126 - Wild Strawberries [Smultronstället] (1957; Ingmar Bergman)
  127. 127 - Jaws (1975; Steven Speilberg)
  128. 128 - Hotel Rwanda (2004; Terry George)
  129. 129 - The King's Speech (2010; Tom Hooper)
  130. 130 - Touch Of Evil (1958; Orson Welles)
  131. 131 - No Country for Old Men (2007; Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)
  132. 132 - Toy Story (1995; John Lasseter)
  133. 133 - The Big Lebowski (1998; Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
  134. 134 - The Deer Hunter (1978; Michael Cimino)
  135. 135 - The Wizard of Oz [1939; Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, King Vidor)
  136. 136 - Cool Hand Luke (1967; Stuart Rosenberg)
  137. 137 - The Sixth Sense (1999; M Night Shalyman)
  138. 138 - It Happened One Night (1934; Frank Capra)
  139. 139 - Strangers on a Train (1951; Alfred Hitchcock)
  140. 140 - Kill Bill, Vol.1 (2003; Quentin Tarantino)
  141. 161 - There Will Be Blood (2007; Paul Thomas Anderson)
  142. 156 - Million Dollar Baby (2004; Clint Eastwood)
  143. 141 - Annie Hall (1977; Woody Allen)
  144. 142 - Scarface (1983; Brian De Palma)
  145. 143 - Ikiru (1952; Akira Kurosawa)
  146. 144 - Platoon (1986; Oliver Stone)
  147. 145 - High Noon (1952; Fred Zinnemann)
  148. 146 - Warrior (2011; Gavin O'Connor)
  149. 147 - Donnie Darko (2001; Richard Kelly)
  150. 148 - Into the Wild (2007; Sean Penn)
  151. 149 - Trainspotting (1996; Danny Boyle)
  152. 150 - The Gold Rush (1925; Charles Chaplin)
  153. 151 - The Kid (1921; Charles Chaplin)
  154. 152 - Slumdog Millionaire (2008; Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan)
  155. 153 - Wages of Fear [Le Salaire de la peur] (1953; Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  156. 154 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969; George Roy Hill)
  157. 155 - The Grapes of Wrath (1940; John Ford)
  158. 157 - Notorious (1946; Alfred Hitchcock)
  159. 158 - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998; Guy Ritchie)
  160. 159 - Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927; F.W. Murnau)
  161. 160 - Gone with the Wind (1939; Victor Flemming, George Cukor, Sam Wood)
  162. 162 - The Secret in Their Eyes [El secreto de sus ojos] (2009; Juan José Campanella)
  163. 163 - The Thing (1982; John Carpenter)
  164. 164 - Amores perros (2000; Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  165. 165 - Groundhog Day (1993; Harold Ramis)
  166. 166 - Casino (1995; Martin Scorcese)
  167. 167 - Life of Brian (1979; Terry Jones)
  168. 168 - Ben-Hur (1959; William Wyler)
  169. 169 - Finding Nemo (2003; Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich)
  170. 170 - The Terminator (1984; James Cameron)
  171. 171 - The Big Sleep (1946; Howard Hawks)
  172. 172 - Les Diaboliques (1955; Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  173. 173 - The Best Years of Our Lives (1946; William Wyler)
  174. 174 - The Graduate (1967; Mike Nichols)
  175. 175 - My Neighbor Totoro [Tonari no Totoro] (1988; Hayao Miyazaki)
  176. 176 - How to Train Your Dragon (2010; Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders)
  177. 177 - Stand by Me (1986; Rob Reiner)
  178. 178 - District 9 (2009; Neill Blomkamp)
  179. 179 - V for Vendetta (2005; James McTeigue)
  180. 180 - Twelve Monkeys (1995; Terry Gilliam)
  181. 181 - Dog Day Afternoon (1975; Sidney Lumet)
  182. 182 - The Manchurian Candidate (1962; John Frankenheimer)
  183. 183 - The Bourne Ultimatum (2007; Paul Greengrass)
  184. 184 - Good Will Hunting (1997; Gus Van Sant)
  185. 185 - Judgment at Nuremberg (1961; Stanley Kramer)
  186. 186 - Network (1976; Sidney Lumet)
  187. 187 - Gandhi (1982; Richard Attenboroug)
  188. 188 - The Night of the Hunter (1955; Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum)
  189. 189 - The 400 Blows [Les quatre cents coups] (1959; Francois Truffaut)
  190. 190 - Mary and Max (2009; Adam Elliot)
  191. 191 - The Battle of Algiers [La battaglia di Algeri] (1965; Gillo Pontecorvo)
  192. 192 - The Wrestler (2008; Darren Aronofsky)
  193. 193 - Drive (2011; Nicolas Winding Refn)
  194. 194 - 8½ (1963; Federico Fellini)
  195. 195 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011; David Yates)
  196. 196 - The Princess Bride (1987; Rob Reiner)
  197. 197 - Dial M for Murder (1954; Alfred Hitchcock)
  198. 198 - The Killing (1956; Stanley Kubrick)
  199. 199 - Persona (1966; Ingmar Bergman)
  200. 200 - Ratatouille (2007; Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava)
  201. 201 - Hugo (2011; Martin Scorsese)
  202. 202 - The Hustler (1961; Robert Rossen)
  203. 203 - La Strada (1954; Federico Fellini)
  204. 204 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966; Mike Nichols)
  205. 205 - The Exorcist (1973; William Friedkin)
  206. 206 - The Passion of Joan of Arc [La passion de Jeanne d'Arc] (1928; Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  207. 207 - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [Le Scaphandre et le papillon] (2007; Julian Schnabel)
  208. 208 - Fanny and Alexander [Fanny och Alexander] (1982; Ingmar Bergen)
  209. 209 - Star Trek (2009; JJ Abrams)
  210. 210 - The Wild Bunch (1969; Sam Peckinpah)
  211. 211 - Avatar (2009; James Cameron)
  212. 212 - Howl's Moving Castle [Hauru No Ugoku Shiro] (2004; Hayao Miyazaki)
  213. 213 - Stalag 17 (1953; Billy Wilder)
  214. 214 - A Streetcar Named Desire (1951; Elia Kazan)
  215. 215 - Barry Lyndon (1975; Stanley Kubrick)
  216. 216 - Rocky (1976; John Avildsen)
  217. 217 - Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949; Robert Hamer)
  218. 218 - Sherlock Jr. (1924; Buster Keaton)
  219. 219 - The Truman Show (1998; Peter Weir)
  220. 220 - All Quiet on the Western Front (1930; Lewis Milestone)
  221. 221 - Nights of Cabiria [Le Notti di Cabiria](1957; Federico Fellini)
  222. 222 - Infernal Affairs [Mou gaan dou] (2004; Wai-keung Lau, Alan Mak)
  223. 223 - Mystic River (2003; Clint Eastwood)
  224. 224 - Let the Right One In [Låt den rätte komma in] (2008; Tomas Alfredson)
  225. 225 - Roman Holiday (1953; William Wyler)
  226. 226 - The Celebration [Festen] (1998; Thomas Vinterberg)
  227. 227 - Rosemary's Baby (1968; Roman Polanski)
  228. 228 - Elite Squad: The Enemy Within [Tropa de Elite 2 - O Inimigo Agora É Outro] (2010; José Padilha)
  229. 229 - In Bruges (2008; Martin McDonagh)
  230. 230 - Magnolia (1999; Paul Thomas Anderson)
  231. 231 - The Incredibles (2004; Brad Bird)
  232. 232 - Rope (1948; Alfred Hitchcock)
  233. 233 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003; Gore Verbinski)
  234. 234 - Big Fish (2003; Tim Burton)
  235. 235 - A Beautiful Mind (2001; Ron Howard)
  236. 236 - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962; John Ford)
  237. 237 - Manhattan (1979; Woody Allen)
  238. 238 - Harakiri [Seppuku] (1962; Masaki Kobayashi)
  239. 239 - Ip Man [Yip Man] (2008; Wilson Yip)
  240. 240 - Ed Wood (1994; Tim Burton)
  241. 241 - Tokyo Story [Tôkyô monogatari] (1953; Yasujiro Ozu)
  242. 242 - Stalker (1979; Andrey Tarkovskiy)
  243. 243 - Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004; Quentin Tarantino)
  244. 244 - Monsters, Inc (2001; Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich)
  245. 245 - Beauty and the Beast (1991; Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)
  246. 246 - Shutter Island (2010; Martin Scorsese)
  247. 247 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind [Kaze no tani no Naushika] (1984; Hayao Miyazaki)
  248. 248 - Three Colors: Red [Trois couleurs: Rouge] (1994; Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  249. 249 - Nosferatu [Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens] (1922; FW Murnau)
  250. 250 - Castle in the Sky [Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta] (1986; Hayao Miyazaki)
Author Comments: 

IMDB says: "Top 250 movies as voted by our users. For this top 250, only votes from regular voters are considered."

The list changes as votes are placed. Thus the list is in constant change. But I only track the changes once a year. The entries out of numeric order will be place in the proper order in the next few weeks. I won't say why they are out of order. If you ask, I'll tell you its just because.