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2005 IMDB Top 250 movies (list on 5/31/2005) COMPLETE
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1. The Godfather (1972; Francis Ford Coppola)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994; Frank Darabont)
3. The Godfather: Part II (1974; Francis Ford Coppola)
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003; Peter Jackson)
5. The Good, the bad, and the ugly [Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo] (1966; Sergio Leone)
6. Casablanca (1942; Michael Curtiz)
7. Schindler’s List (1993; Steven Spielberg)
8. Pulp Fiction (1994; Quentin Tarantino)
9. Seven Samurai [Shichinin no samurai] (1954; Akira Kurosoawa)
10. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980; Irvin Kershner)
11. Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977; George Lucas)
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975; Milos Forman)
13. Rear Window (1954; Alfred Hitchcock)
14. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001; Peter Jackson)
15. 12 Angry Men (1957; Sidney Lumet)
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981; Steven Speilberg)
17. The Usual Suspects (1995; Bryan Singer)
18. City of God [Cidade de Deus] (2002; Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund)
19. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964; Stanley Kubrick)
20. Goodfellas (1990; Martin Scorcese)
21. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002; Peter Jackson)
22. Psycho (1960; Alfred Hitchcock)
23. Citizen Kane (1941; Orson Welles)
24. Once Upon a Time in the West [C’era una volta il West] (1968; Sergio Leone)
25. North By Northwest (1959; Alfred Hitchcock)
26. Memento (2000; Christopher Nolan)
27. The Silence of the Lambs (1991; Jonathan Demme)
28. Lawrence of Arabia (1962; David Lean)
29. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946; Frank Capra)
30. Sunset Blvd. (1950; Billy Wilder)
31. Amelie [Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain] (2001; JeanPierre Jeunet)
32. Fight Club (1999; David Fincher)
33. American Beauty (1999; Sam Mendes)
34. The Matrix (1999; Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski)
35. Vertigo (1958; Alfred Hitchcock)
36. Apocalypse Now (1979; Francis Ford Coppola)
37. Taxi Driver (1976; Martin Scorcese)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004; Michel Gondry)
39. Se7en (1995; David Fincher)
40. Paths of Glory (1957; Stanley Kubrick)
41. Léon: The Professional [Léon] (1994; Luc Besson)
42. Chinatown (1974; Roman Polanski)
43. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962; Robert Mulligan)
44. American History X (1998; Tony Kaye)
45. The Third Man (1949; Carol Reed)
46. Downfall [Der Untergang] (2004; Oliver Hirschbiegel)
47. The Pianist (2002; Roman Polanski)
48. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975; Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones)
49. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948; John Houston)
50. M (1931; Fritz Lang)
51. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957; David Lean)
52. Spirited Away [Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi] (2001; Hayao Miyazaki)
53. Das Boot (1981; Wolfgang Petersen)
54. Alien (1979; Ridley Scott)
55. L.A. Confidential (1997; Curtis Hanson)
56. A Clockwork Orange (1971; Stanley Kubrick)
57. The Maltese Falcon (1941; John Huston)
58. Requiem for a Dream (2000; Darren Aronofsky)
59. Hotel Rwanda (2004; Terry George)
60. The Shining (1980; Stanley Kubrick)
61. Double Indemnity (1944; Billy Wilder)
62. Metropolis (1927; Fritz Lang)
63. Reservoir Dogs (1992; Quentin Tarantino)
64. Saving Private Ryan (1998; Steven Speilberg)
65. Rashomon (1950; Akira Kurosawa)
66. Singin’ in the Rain (1952; Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)
67. Sin City (2005; Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino)
68. Raging Bull (1980; Martin Scorcese)
69. Modern Times (1936; Charles Chaplin)
70. Aliens (1986; James Cameron)
71. The Manchurian Candidate (1962; John Frankenheimer)
72. Rebecca (1940; Alfred Hitchcock)
73. Some Like It Hot (1959; Billy Wilder)
74. The Great Escape (1963; John Sturges)
75. All About Eve (1950; Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
76. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968; Stanley Kubrick)
77. Touch Of Evil (1958; Orson Welles)
78. Million Dollar Baby (2004; Clint Eastwood)
79. Amadeus (1984; Milos Forman)
80. The Departed (2006; Martin Scorcese)
81. Life Is Beautiful [La Vita è bella] (1997; Roberto Benigni)
82. The Seventh Seal [Det sjunde inseglet] (1957; Ingmar Bergman)
83. Forrest Gump (1994; Robert Zemeckis)
84. Jaws (1975; Steven Speilberg)
85. The Sting (1973; George Roy Hill)
86. Strangers on a Train (1951; Alfred Hitchcock)
87. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991; James Cameron)
88. Batman Begins (2005; Christopher Nolan)
89. On the Waterfront (1954; Elia Kazan)
90. Braveheart (1995; Mel Gibson)
91. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939; Frank Capra)
92. The Wizard of Oz [1939; Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, King Vidor)
93. Kill Bill, Vol.1 (2003; Quentin Tarantino)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987; Stanley Kubrick)
95. The Elephant Man (1980; David Lynch)
96. Blade Runner (1982; Ridley Scott)
97. The Apartment (1960; Billy Wilder)
98. The Incredibles (2004; Brad Bird)
99. City Lights (1931; Charles Chaplin)
100. High Noon (1952; Fred Zinnemann)
101. The Big Sleep (1946; Howard Hawks)
102. Cinema Paradiso [Nuovo cinema Paradiso] (1988; Giuseppe Tornatore)
103. Notorious (1946; Alfred Hitchcock)
104. Donnie Darko (2001; Richard Kelly)
105. Fargo (1996; Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
106. Ran (1985; Akira Kurosawa)
107. Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983; Richard Marquand)
108. Crash (2004; Paul Haggis)
109. The Great Dictator (1940; Charles Chaplin)
110. Finding Nemo (2003; Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich)
111. Once Upon a Time in America (1984; Sergio Leone)
112. Cool Hand Luke (1967; Stuart Rosenberg)
113. Princess Mononoke [Mononoke-hime] (1997; Hayao Miyazaki)
114. The Sixth Sense (1999; M Night Shalyman)
115. V for Vendetta (2005; James McTeigue)
116. Unforgiven (1992; Clint Eastwood)
117. Wages of Fear [Le Salaire de la peur] (1953; Henri-Georges Clouzot)
118. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989; Steven Speilberg)
119. Ben-Hur (1959; William Wyler)
120. Oldboy [Oldeuboi] (2003; Chan-wook Park)
121. Back to the Future (1985; Robert Zemeckis)
122. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004; Quentin Tarantino)
123. Annie Hall (1977; Woody Allen)
124. Pan’s Labyrinth [El Laberinto del fauno] (2006; Guillermo del Toro)
125. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [Wo hu cang long] (2000; Ang Lee)
126. Yojimbo [Yôjinbô] (1961; Akira Kurosawa)
127. The Killing (1956; Stanley Kubrick)
128. The Green Mile (1999; Frank Darabont)
129. Life of Brian (1979; Terry Jones)
130. The Princess Bride (1987; Rob Reiner)
131. The Deer Hunter (1978; Michael Cimino)
132. Platoon (1986; Oliver Stone)
133. The Graduate (1967; Mike Nichols)
134. It Happened One Night (1934; Frank Capra)
135. A Fistful of Dollars [Per un pugno di dollari] (1964; Sergio Leone)
136. Gladiator (2000; Ridley Scott)
137. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969; George Roy Hill)
138. Nights of Cabiria [Le Notti di Cabiria](1957; Federico Fellini)
139. Gandhi (1982; Richard Attenboroug)
140. The African Queen (1951; John Houston)
141. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949; Robert Hamer)
142. Bicycle Thieves [Ladri di biciclette] (1948; Vittorio De Sica)
143. Amores perros (2000; Alejandro González Iñárritu)
144. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938; Michael Curtiz, William Keighley)
145. The Battle of Algiers [La battaglia di Algeri] (1965; Gillo Pontecorvo)
146. Les Diaboliques (1955; Henri-Georges Clouzot)
147. Toy Story 2 (1999; John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich)
148. 8½ (1963; Federico Fellini)
149. Shadow of a Doubt (1943; Alfred Hitchcock)
150. Brief Encounter (1945; David Lean)
151. Stand by Me (1986; Rob Reiner)
152. Run Lola Run [Lola rennt] (1998; Tom Tykwer)
153. The Night of the Hunter (1955; Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum)
154. The Wild Bunch (1969; Sam Peckinpah)
155. Die Hard (1988; John McTiernan)
156. The General (1926; Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton)
157. Harvey (1950; Henry Koster)
158. The Conversation (1974; Francis Ford Coppola)
159. Dog Day Afternoon (1975; Sidney Lumet)
160. Wild Strawberries [Smultronstället] (1957; Ingmar Bergman)
161. Patton (1970; Franklin J. Schaffner)
162. Duck Soup (1933; Leo McCarey)
163. Nosferatu [Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens] (1922; FW Murnau)
164. Glory (1989; Edward Zwick)
165. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951; Robert Wise)
166. Gone with the Wind (1939; Victor Flemming, George Cukor, Sam Wood)
167. Children of Men (2006; Alfonso Cuarón)
168. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari] (1920; Robert Wiene)
169. Groundhog Day (1993; Harold Ramis)
170. Spartacus (1960; Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Mann)
171. Hero [Yīng xióng] (2002; Yimou Zhang)
172. The Gold Rush (1925; Charles Chaplin)
173. Finding Neverland (2004; Marc Forster)
174. Trainspotting (1996; Danny Boyle)
175. Toy Story (1995; John Lasseter)
176. The Exorcist (1973; William Friedkin)
177. Magnolia (1999; Paul Thomas Anderson)
178. The Grapes of Wrath (1940; John Ford)
179. A Christmas Story (1983; Bob Clark)
180. Heat (1995; Michael Mann)
181. The Philadelphia Story (1940; George Cukor)
182. The Big Lebowski (1998; Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
183. Mystic River (2003; Clint Eastwood)
184. Beauty and the Beast [La belle et la bête] (1946; Jean Cocteau, René Clément)
185. Twelve Monkeys (1995; Terry Gilliam)
186. Shrek (2001; Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson)
187. King Kong (1933; Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack)
188. Cinderella Man (2005; Ron Howard)
189. Big Fish (2003; Tim Burton)
190. Before Sunset (2004; Richard Linklater)
191. Ed Wood (1994; Tim Burton)
192. The Hustler (1961; Robert Rossen)
193. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961; Stanley Kramer)
194. The Terminator (1984; James Cameron)
195. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946; William Wyler)
196. Snatch (2000; Guy Ritchie)
197. The Lady Vanishes (1938; Alfred Hitchcock)
198. The Prestige (2006; Christopher Nolan)
199. Bride of Frankenstein (1935; James Whale)
200. Walk the Line (2005; James Mangold)
201. Grave of the Fireflies [Hotaru no haka] (1988; Isao Takahata)
202. Out of the Past (1947; Jacques Tourneur)
203. Wallace & Gromit In The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (2005; Steve Box, Nick Park)
204. In the Heat of the Night (1967; Norman Jewison)
205. Stalag 17 (1953; Billy Wilder)
206. Sleuth (1972; Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
207. Witness for the Prosecution (1957; Billy Wilder)
208. Bonnie and Clyde (1967; Arthur Penn)
209. The Thing (1982; John Carpenter)
210. Young Frankenstein (1974; Mel Brooks)
211. Talk to Her [Hable con ella] (2002; Pedro Almodóvar)
212. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998; Guy Ritchie)
213. Rosemary’s Baby (1968; Roman Polanski)
214. Manhattan (1979; Woody Allen)
215. Frankenstein (1931; James Whale)
216. Scarface (1983; Brian De Palma)
217. Sling Blade (1996; Billy Bob Thornton)
218. The Straight Story (1999; David Lynch)
219. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944; Frank Capra)
220. High and Low [Tengoku to jigoku] (1963; Akira Kurosawa)
221. Little Miss Sunshine (2006; Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
222. Anatomy of a Murder (1959; Otto Preminger)
223. Rififi [Du rififi chez les hommes] (1954; Jules Dassin)
224. Monsters, Inc (2001; Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich)
225. Throne of Blood [Kumonosu-jô]] (1957; Akira Kurosawa)
226. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003; Gore Verbinski)
227. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930; Lewis Milestone)
228. The 400 Blows [Les quatre cents coups] (1959; Francois Truffaut)
229. Roman Holiday (1953; William Wyler)
230. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962; John Ford)
231. Doctor Zhivago (1965; David Lean)
232. The Lost Weekend (1945; Billy Wilder)
233. Bringing Up Baby (1938; Howard Hawks)
234. The Searchers (1956; John Ford)
235. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951; Elia Kazan)
236. The Planet of the Apes (1968; Franklin J. Schaffner)
237. United 93 (2006; Paul Greengrass)
238. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943; William A. Wellman)
239. La Haine (1995; Mathieu Kassovitz)
240. Brazil (1985; Terry Gilliam)
241. Inherit the Wind (1960; Stanley Kramer)
242. Come and See [Idi I Smotri] (Elem Klimov; 1985)
243. Howl’s Moving Castle [Hauru No Ugoku Shiro] (2004; Hayao Miyazaki)
244. Great Expectations (1946; David Lean)
245. Sweet Smell of Success (1957; Alexander Mackendrick)
246. Infernal Affairs [Mou gaan dou] (2004; Wai-keung Lau, Alan Mak)
247. Umberto D (1952; Vittorio De Sica)
248. To Have and Have Not (1944; Howard Hawks)
249. Dial M for Murder (1954; Alfred Hitchcock)
250. In Cold Blood (1967; Richard Brooks)