There are numerous lists out there about the best 100 films. This list is based on the movies that had been most popular with viewers.  Indeed it is the 100 films most voted by the users, from great gangster classics such as the Godfather, Goodfellas and Pulp Fiction, to war epics such as the Schindler’s List, passing by recent masterpieces such as the Dark Knight and the Lord of the Rings Return of the King.  If you are looking for the best 100 films from a cinema history perspective, click here.

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Top 100 popular films complete list

  1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  2. The Godfather (1972)
  3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  4. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966)
  5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  6. Schindler’s List (1993)
  7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  8. The Dark Knight (2008)
  9. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  10. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  11. Casablanca (1942)
  12. Star Wars (1977)
  13. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  14. Goodfellas (1990)
  15. Shichinin no samurai (1954)
  16. Cidade de Deus (2002
  17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  18. Fight Club (1999)
  19. Rear Window (1954)
  20. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  21. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  22. Psycho (1960)
  23. C’era una volta il West (1968)
  24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  25. The Matrix (1999)
  26. Memento (2000)
  27. Se7en (1995)
  28. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  29. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  30. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  31. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  32. North by Northwest (1959)
  33. Citizen Kane (1941)
  34. Léon (1994)
  35. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  36. American Beauty (1999)
  37. American History X (1998)
  38. Taxi Driver (1976)
  39. Forrest Gump (1994)
  40. Vertigo (1958)
  41. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  42. WALL·E (2008)
  43. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001)
  44. Alien (1979)
  45. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  46. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  47. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  48. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  49. The Shining (1980)
  50. The Departed (2006)
  51. Paths of Glory (1957)
  52. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  53. The Pianist (2002)
  54. Aliens (1986)
  55. Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
  56. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
  57. Double Indemnity (1944)
  58. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  59. M (1931)
  60. Up (2009)
  61. Chinatown (1974)
  62. The Third Man (1949)
  63. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  64. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  65. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  66. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  67. Das Boot (1981)
  68. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  69. El laberinto del fauno (2006)
  70. City Lights (1931)
  71. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  72. Raging Bull (1980)
  73. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  74. The Prestige (2006)
  75. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  76. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  77. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  78. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  79. La vita è bella (1997)
  80. Der Untergang (2004)
  81. Gran Torino (2008)
  82. District 9 (2009)
  83. Back to the Future (1985)
  84. Amadeus (1984)
  85. Rashômon (1950)
  86. Modern Times (1936)
  87. All About Eve (1950)
  88. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  89. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  90. Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)

Other films also worth considering include Braveheart (1995), Sin City (2005), The Elephant Man (1980), Rebecca (1940), Metropolis (1927), The Green Mile (1999), The Great Dictator (1940), The Sting (1973), The Apartment (1960) and The Great Escape (1963).