IMDB Top 250 (as of July 1st, 2016)

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  1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  2. The Godfather (1972)
  3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  4. The Dark Knight (2008)
  5. Schindler's List (1993)
  6. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  7. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  10. Fight Club (1999)
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  12. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  13. Forrest Gump (1994)
  14. Inception (2010)
  15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  17. Goodfellas (1990)
  18. The Matrix (1999)
  19. Seven Samurai (1954)
  20. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
  21. City of God (2002)
  22. Se7en (1995)
  23. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  24. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  25. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  26. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  27. Leon: The Professional (1994)
  28. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  29. Spirited Away (2001)
  30. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  31. American History X (1998)
  32. Interstellar (2014)
  33. Casablanca (1942)
  34. Psycho (1960)
  35. City Lights (1931)
  36. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  37. The Intouchables (2011)
  38. Modern Times (1936)
  39. Rear Window (1954)
  40. The Green Mile (1999)
  41. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  42. The Pianist (2002)
  43. The Departed (2006)
  44. Back to the Future (1985)
  45. Whiplash (2014)
  46. Gladiator (2000)
  47. Memento (2000)
  48. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  49. The Prestige (2006)
  50. The Lion King (1994)
  51. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  52. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  53. Alien (1979)
  54. The Great Dictator (1940)
  55. The Lives of Others (2006)
  56. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  57. Django Unchained (2012)
  58. Paths of Glory (1957)
  59. The Shining (1980)
  60. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  61. WALL·E (2008)
  62. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  63. American Beauty (1999)
  64. Aliens (1986)
  65. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  66. Oldboy (2003)
  67. Citizen Kane (1941)
  68. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  69. North by Northwest (1959)
  70. Das Boot (1981)
  71. Vertigo (1958)
  72. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  73. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
  74. M (1931)
  75. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  76. Amélie (2001)
  77. Braveheart (1995)
  78. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  79. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  80. Taxi Driver (1976)
  81. Double Indemnity (1944)
  82. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  83. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  84. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  85. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  86. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  87. Amadeus (1984)
  88. The Sting (1973)
  89. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  90. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  91. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  92. Snatch. (2000)
  93. Toy Story (1995)
  94. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  95. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  96. The Kid (1921)
  97. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  98. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
  99. The Apartment (1960)
  100. Rashomon (1950)
  101. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  102. Scarface (1983)
  103. A Separation (2011)
  104. Metropolis (1927)
  105. All About Eve (1950)
  106. Yojimbo (1961)
  107. 3 Idiots (2009)
  108. The Hunt (2012)
  109. Batman Begins (2005)
  110. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  111. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  112. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  113. Up (2009)
  114. Unforgiven (1992)
  115. Children of Heaven (1997)
  116. The Third Man (1949)
  117. Raging Bull (1980)
  118. Downfall (2004)
  119. Inside Out (2015)
  120. Die Hard (1988)
  121. The Great Escape (1963)
  122. Chinatown (1974)
  123. Heat (1995)
  124. Room (2015)
  125. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  126. On the Waterfront (1954)
  127. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  128. Ikiru (1952)
  129. Ran (1985)
  130. The Gold Rush (1925)
  131. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  132. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  133. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
  134. Blade Runner (1982)
  135. The Seventh Seal (1957)
  136. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  137. Sunrise (1927)
  138. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  139. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
  140. Casino (1995)
  141. The General (1926)
  142. Wild Strawberries (1957)
  143. The Elephant Man (1980)
  144. Warrior (2011)
  145. Tokyo Story (1953)
  146. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  147. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  148. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  149. V for Vendetta (2006)
  150. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  151. Gran Torino (2008)
  152. The Message (1976)
  153. Incendies (2010)
  154. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  155. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  156. Trainspotting (1996)
  157. Rebecca (1940)
  158. Fargo (1996)
  159. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  160. Dial M for Murder (1954)
  161. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  162. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  163. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  164. Finding Nemo (2003)
  165. The Thing (1982)
  166. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  167. Into the Wild (2007)
  168. Mary and Max (2009)
  169. Gone Girl (2014)
  170. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  171. It Happened One Night (1934)
  172. Zootopia (2016)
  173. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
  174. Rush (2013)
  175. Life of Brian (1979)
  176. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  177. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  178. A Platoon (1986)
  179. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  180. Spotlight (2015)
  181. The Wages of Fear (1953)
  182. Network (1976)
  183. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  184. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  185. Shutter Island (2010)
  186. The 400 Blows (1959)
  187. Stand by Me (1986)
  188. In the Name of the Father (1993)
  189. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  190. Persona (1966)
  191. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  192. Amores Perros (2000)
  193. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  194. The Princess Bride (1987)
  195. Ben-Hur (1959)
  196. Wild Tales (2014)
  197. Deadpool (2016)
  198. Touch of Evil (1958)
  199. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
  200. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  201. Jurassic Park (1993)
  202. Annie Hall (1977)
  203. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  204. Stalker (1979)
  205. The Revenant (2015)
  206. Gandhi (1982)
  207. Before Sunrise (1995)
  208. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  209. Diabolique (1955)
  210. The Truman Show (1998)
  211. Donnie Darko (2001)
  212. Memories of Murder (2003)
  213. Rocky (1976)
  214. 8½ (1963)
  215. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  216. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  217. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  218. The Terminator (1984)
  219. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  220. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  221. Groundhog Day (1993)
  222. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  223. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  224. Sin City (2005)
  225. Infernal Affairs (2002)
  226. Jaws (1975)
  227. La Haine (1995)
  228. Prisoners (2013)
  229. Barry Lyndon (1975)
  230. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  231. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  232. The Martian (2015)
  233. Ip Man (2008)
  234. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  235. The Imitation Game (2014)
  236. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  237. The Help (2011)
  238. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  239. The Avengers (2012)
  240. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  241. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  242. The King's Speech (2010)
  243. Castle in the Sky (1986)
  244. Roman Holiday (1953)
  245. Throne of Blood (1957)
  246. High Noon (1952)
  247. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  248. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
  249. In the Mood for Love (2000)
  250. PK (2014)
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* I've noticed that, on occasion, some movies will temporarily disappear from the list despite having an eligible score, probably due to a technical error. I'll add an asterisk to such titles but keep them on the list in their last known location.

IMDB has changed the criteria for Top 250 eligibility from 6,000 user votes to 25,000, which has caused some significant differences in the list. I will be keeping this list regularly updated, but the old list is viewable here.