The Adventures of Robin Hood
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
Michael Curtiz’s critically beloved landmark 1942 romance stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in career-defining turns.
Current Score:
11223
Total Votes:
45685
2
Director and star Orson Welles’s masterful fictional biopic about the titular tycoon set a new standard for the movies that followed.
Current Score:
10577
Total Votes:
37255
3
Victor Fleming’s timeless 1939 musical boasts some of the most loved songs in movie history as well as a star turn by Judy Garland.
Current Score:
10492
Total Votes:
39696
4
Harper Lee’s story is poignantly reimagined in this 1962 coming-of-age pic with a career-defining performance by Gregory Peck.
Current Score:
10290
Total Votes:
33316
5
Peter O’Toole nabbed the Oscar for his first major role, in David Lean’s breathtakingly gorgeous 1962 biopic.
Current Score:
10179
Total Votes:
28491
6
This life-affirming Stephen King adaptation stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two jailed prisoners who strike up a friendship.
Current Score:
9004
Total Votes:
71760
7
The first two movies in Francis Ford Coppola's operatic Mafia series (starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino) are genre-defining classics.
Current Score:
9003
Total Votes:
66027
8
James Stewart stars as the acrophobic detective at the heart of this 1958 tale of obsession also from the Hitchock canon.
Current Score:
8814
Total Votes:
34732
9
The first entry in George Lucas’s much-heralded fantastical space trilogy broke big technological ground as well as box-office records.
Current Score:
8572
Total Votes:
52786
10
Possibly the most influential thriller ever made, Alfred Hitchcock’s tale of a psychotic mama's boy (Anthony Perkins) hasn’t dimmed with age.
Current Score:
8532
Total Votes:
34964
11
Victor Fleming’s 1939 star-studded Civil War tour de force finds Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh entangled in a fiery love affair.
Current Score:
7998
Total Votes:
44684
12
Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeuristic triumph finds James Stewart and Grace Kelly navigating the twists and turns of a nail-biting thriller.
Current Score:
6940
Total Votes:
29976
13
This tale of a stricken average Joe (James Stewart) whose life is saved by an angel made director Frank Capra a household name.
Current Score:
6520
Total Votes:
34048
14
One of Hitchcock’s finest works of suspense, this mistaken-identity movie boasts crack performances by Cary Grant and James Mason.
Current Score:
6467
Total Votes:
25945
15
Often considered Spielberg’s masterpiece, this wrenching drama starring Liam Neeson as the titular hero is based on true events.
Current Score:
6070
Total Votes:
39320
16
This 1959 Charlton Heston classic tells the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur on an ambitious scale made evident by its famed chariot race.
Current Score:
5627
Total Votes:
22137
17
Disney’s first full-length animated masterpiece is a classic fairy tale that won hearts (and an Oscar) in 1937.
Current Score:
5602
Total Votes:
23262
18
Based on a true event, this 1957 war drama finds Alec Guinness’s British commander leading a perilous effort in the wilds of Burma.
Current Score:
5311
Total Votes:
20661
19
John Ford’s adaptation of the Steinbeck novel features one of Henry Fonda’s greatest performances ever.
Current Score:
4996
Total Votes:
19118
20
One of Billy Wilder’s finest works, this classic noir stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck as co-conspirators in marital murder.
Current Score:
4516
Total Votes:
16472
21
Mike Nichols’s 1967 coming-of-age classic stars Anne Bancroft as the rapacious seductress of Dustin Hoffman’s naive Ben Braddock.
Current Score:
4432
Total Votes:
20918
22
Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn’s odd-couple chemistry anchors John Huston’s 1951 romantic adventure.
Current Score:
4319
Total Votes:
17221
23
Billy Wilder’s dark 1950 comedy features Gloria Swanson as an aging film queen and William Holden as her suitor.
Current Score:
4134
Total Votes:
17418
24
This acerbic Oscar-sweeping drama stars Bette Davis as an aging Broadway dame and Anne Baxter as a scheming young social climber.
Current Score:
4112
Total Votes:
16962
25
John Huston’s influential noir mystery stars Humphrey Bogart as a hard-drinking gumshoe tracking the elusive titular statue.
Current Score:
4023
Total Votes:
16245
26
In Kubrick’s satire, fears come true when a psychotic general starts an all-out nuclear war.
Current Score:
3875
Total Votes:
19205
27
The only Hitchcock movie with a Best Picture Oscar, this gothic mystery stars Laurence Olivier as a moody widower.
Current Score:
3863
Total Votes:
18057
28
Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly are the married couple who add romance to this terse 1952 Western, a much-lauded classic of the genre.
Current Score:
3714
Total Votes:
14910
29
The pioneering 1933 horror-fantasy favorite stars Fay Wray as the comely blonde who entices the love-struck giant ape to his doom.
Current Score:
3672
Total Votes:
19134
30
Steven Spielberg’s unforgettably terrifying flick brings Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss to their knees before a giant mechanical shark.
Current Score:
3644
Total Votes:
32544
31
Stanley Kubrick’s hypnotic, thought-provoking mind bender was revolutionary in 1968 and has been a sci-fi staple ever since.
Current Score:
3162
Total Votes:
23616
32
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's chemistry drives this old-fashioned courtship story, which was nominated for ten Oscars in 1953.
Current Score:
2959
Total Votes:
14763
33
The inimitable Gene Kelly directs and stars in one of the most beloved musicals of the fifties, opposite Jean Hagen and Debbie Reynolds.
Current Score:
2710
Total Votes:
22350
34
Jack Nicholson as a crazy-sane mental patient is one of many fine performances that anchor Milos Forman’s adaptation.
Current Score:
2700
Total Votes:
34194
35
Quentin Tarantino's stylish cult classic interweaves a series of vignettes about low-life criminals, lovers, and thugs.
Current Score:
2526
Total Votes:
43056
36
Billy Wilder directs Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon in this wonderfully satirical 1959 work about two jazz musicians on the lam.
Current Score:
2519
Total Votes:
16695
37
Frank Capra’s madcap comedy pairs Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert as a reporter and a socialite who fall in love despite the odds.
Current Score:
2332
Total Votes:
12820
38
This 1938 swashbuckling costume epic stars Errol Flynn in arguably his greatest role, as the titular prince of thieves.
Current Score:
2172
Total Votes:
14614
39
A great cast (Alan Ladd, Jack Palance) anchors George Stevens’s 1953 Western about a lone gunman defending a pioneer family.
Current Score:
2129
Total Votes:
13473
40
Alfred Hitchcock’s ninth movie, starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, features many iconic moments, including that famous marathon kiss.
Current Score:
2104
Total Votes:
17170
41
Spielberg’s feel-good 1982 hit stars Drew Barrymore and Henry Thomas as young siblings who form a powerful bond with a cute alien.
Current Score:
2018
Total Votes:
28254
42
This inspiring Frank Capra parable tells the story of a starry-eyed senator (James Stewart) who takes a stand against the political machine.
Current Score:
2002
Total Votes:
16888
43
John Huston’s 1948 adventure stars Humphrey Bogart as one of three gold prospectors undone by their own good fortune.
Current Score:
1942
Total Votes:
14906
44
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese make movie magic in the tale of a rage-filled New York cabbie bent on correcting the world’s injustices.
Current Score:
1899
Total Votes:
27943
45
Disney’s legendary cartoon fantasy, which animates beloved selections of classical music, is still a freewheeling visual delight to this day.
Current Score:
1812
Total Votes:
15804
46
Jack Nicholson’s world-weary gumshoe anchors Roman Polanski’s 1974 noir, also starring Faye Dunaway and John Huston.
Current Score:
1704
Total Votes:
17240
47
Elia Kazan’s gritty, evocative drama has Marlon Brando as the former boxing champ who utters the famous line, “I coulda been a contender.”
Current Score:
1526
Total Votes:
16724
48
Lushly filmed on location in Ireland, John Ford’s gorgeous 1952 romance follows John Wayne as he travels to the country and finds a wife.
Current Score:
1394
Total Votes:
16298
49
Laurence Olivier brings Emily Bronte’s Heathcliff to life in this brooding 1939 adaptation of the famous love story set on the moors.
Current Score:
1346
Total Votes:
13050
50
Star-crossed love gets the spotlight via Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, and music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
Current Score:
1293
Total Votes:
18411
51
This complex Western, John Ford’s 1956 favorite, features the Duke in Indian territory on the hunt for his missing niece (Natalie Wood).
Current Score:
1236
Total Votes:
16514
52
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant shine in the definitive screwball comedy of the thirties, courtesy of ace director Howard Hawks.
Current Score:
1180
Total Votes:
12184
53
George Cukor’s sophisticated romantic farce stars Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart in a battle of societal wits.
Current Score:
998
Total Votes:
12198
54
William Wyler’s landmark 1946 drama follows three World War II vets, including Oscar winner Harold Russell, as they return home.
Current Score:
994
Total Votes:
12082
55
Marlon Brando’s portrayal of a brute in Elia Kazan’s intense adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play is the stuff of movie legend.
Current Score:
855
Total Votes:
15703
56
Lewis Milestone’s hugely popular adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's novel is the first great antiwar movie to be made with sound.
Current Score:
777
Total Votes:
11527
57
Coppola’s nightmarish Vietnam epic, starring Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen, redefines the war flick and the dangers of the jungle.
Current Score:
617
Total Votes:
23813
58
Carol Reed’s haunting 1949 mystery has too many iconic parts to mention plus a sardonic turn by Orson Welles as a man presumed dead.
Current Score:
453
Total Votes:
11451
59
Howard Hawks’s classic noir sets the standard for private-detective flicks, with star turns by Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Current Score:
38
Total Votes:
12122
60
A visceral black-and-white drama about an aging boxer (Robert De Niro), Martin Scorsese’s 1980 flick is one of the best of its decade.
Current Score:
22
Total Votes:
20590
61
Orson Welles’s offbeat 1958 thriller follows a narcotics agent (Charlton Heston) out to take down a corrupt old cop (Welles).
Current Score:
-185
Total Votes:
12249
62
Amazing stuntwork and great turns by John Wayne and Thomas Mitchell drive John Ford’s genre-defining high-stakes 1939 Western.
Current Score:
-312
Total Votes:
14616
63
Orson Welles displays a refined touch in this 1942 costume drama about a nineteenth-century family’s struggles with the changing times.
Current Score:
-409
Total Votes:
11073
64
Ridley Scott’s moody futuristic thriller boasts stunning effects and unmissable performances by Harrison Ford and Sean Young.
Current Score:
-665
Total Votes:
20321
65
Packed with gags and zany humor, this 1933 comedy is one of the Marx brothers’ funniest, most surreal, and most beloved works.
Current Score:
-678
Total Votes:
10994
66
This sparkling, delightfully witty Ernst Lubitsch romantic comedy was advertised, famously, as the movie in which “Garbo laughs!”
Current Score:
-786
Total Votes:
10636
67
Charlie Chaplin bids farewell to silent comedy with this laugh-a-minute 1936 satire in which he plays a victimized factory worker.
Current Score:
-790
Total Votes:
10448
68
Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Coburn play the con artists against Henry Fonda’s millionaire in Preston Sturges’s still-fresh romantic comedy.
Current Score:
-822
Total Votes:
10094
69
For Montgomery Clift’s first-ever role, he stars as the adoptive son of John Wayne’s vicious rancher in this Howard Hawks Western.
Current Score:
-1155
Total Votes:
13283
70
The drama that made James Dean an anti-hero for decades to come is also an unmissable snapshot of the fifties generation gap.
Current Score:
-1167
Total Votes:
14703
71
Charlie Chaplin’s final and best silent film finds the Little Tramp helping a blind flower seller (Virginia Cherrill) regain her sight.
Current Score:
-1168
Total Votes:
10176
72
Stanley Kubrick delivers a powerfully bleak, predictably intense antiwar drama, starring Kirk Douglas, about a military incursion gone awry.
Current Score:
-1312
Total Votes:
10064
73
The first big-budget Marx brothers movie, this 1935 gem, about a group of wisecracking stowaways, is widely considered their best.
Current Score:
-1328
Total Votes:
9628
74
Some of Judy Garland’s greatest songs are integrated into this upbeat, captivating 1944 musical from director Vincente Minnelli.
Current Score:
-1355
Total Votes:
10365
75
John Schlesinger’s gritty, provocative portrait of two unlikely friends provided career-defining roles for Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.
Current Score:
-1396
Total Votes:
11606
76
Robert Mitchum’s performance drives this noirish thriller from director Charles Laughton about a psychopath prowling the Ohio River Valley.
Current Score:
-1401
Total Votes:
10715
77
Buster Keaton directs himself in this visually stunning 1926 silent comedy that many consider to be the amazing talent’s finest work.
Current Score:
-1606
Total Votes:
9260
78
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star as the irresistible outlaws at the heart of Arthur Penn’s controversial, stylish 1967 flick.
Current Score:
-1611
Total Votes:
16339
79
Boris Karloff’s iconic lurching monster meets his match in Elsa Lanchester in this darkly witty 1935 sequel to the horror classic.
Current Score:
-1682
Total Votes:
10490
80
Charlie Chaplin’s most critically acclaimed movie, this melodramatic silent work reimagines the Little Tramp as a prospector in the 1800s.
Current Score:
-1871
Total Votes:
8927
81
Widely considered Woody Allen’s finest work, this bittersweet New York romance posits Diane Keaton as his flighty, adorable foil.
Current Score:
-2005
Total Votes:
17727
82
The first-ever feature-length silent movie, D. W. Griffith’s sweeping Lillian Gish-starring Civil War drama was a massive technological coup.
Current Score:
-2148
Total Votes:
10876
83
Jacques Tourneur’s beguiling 1947 noir stars Robert Mitchum as a laconic private detective who falls under the spell of a femme fatale.
Current Score:
-2151
Total Votes:
8835
84
George Cukor’s classic tearjerker stars Judy Garland as a young singer whose marriage to an alcoholic film star ends in tragedy.
Current Score:
-2270
Total Votes:
8540
85
In F. W. Murnau’s American debut, this silent movie with roots in German Expressionism, a deadly love triangle is raised to the level of art.
Current Score:
-2282
Total Votes:
9088
86
One of the greatest musicals of the fifties, this colorful toe-tapping classic finds the grace and athleticism of Gene Kelly on full display.
Current Score:
-2489
Total Votes:
11447
87
James Cagney and Walter Huston star in this 1942 flag-waving musical biography of legendary composer George M. Cohan.
Current Score:
-2493
Total Votes:
12197
88
One of John Ford’s most riveting Westerns, this semi-historical work stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp and Walter Brennan as his foe.
Current Score:
-2494
Total Votes:
10784
89
An exquisite, bubbly work by Ernst Lubitsch, this good-natured 1932 comedy follows a pair of con artists en route to romance.
Current Score:
-2496
Total Votes:
8968
90
Erich von Stroheim’s notorious silent-era production charts one man’s descent into insanity owing to his wife’s unending greed.
Current Score:
-2497
Total Votes:
8763
91
Max Ophuls’s 1948 tearjerker tells the story of the unspoken love of a woman (Joan Fontaine) for her neighbor (Louis Jourdan).
Current Score:
-2498
Total Votes:
9530
92
This hilarious battle-of-the-sexes romp is vintage Howard Hawks, full of bawdy double entendres quipped by Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant.
Current Score:
-2499
Total Votes:
11473
93
This controversial 1969 Western was one of the most brutal of its day with plenty of stomach-turning violence courtesy of Sam Peckinpah.
Current Score:
-2501
Total Votes:
12251
94
Robert Altman’s country-music flick finds a colorful cast, including Shelley Duvall and Keith Carradine, converging in the title city.
Current Score:
-2501
Total Votes:
10765
95
D. W. Griffith’s silent epic starring Lillian Gish is a series of vignettes remarkable for their exquisite sets, photography, and editing.
Current Score:
-2501
Total Votes:
9541
96
In Dennis Hopper’s generation-defining 1969 classic, he, Jack Nicholson, and Peter Fonda hit the road in search of nirvana.
Current Score:
-2525
Total Votes:
14017
97
This behind-the-scenes musical tells the story of a flailing producer (Warner Baxter) and a chorus girl (Ruby Keeler) who dreams of fame.
Current Score:
-2600
Total Votes:
8764
98
King Vidor’s sad silent masterpiece stars James Murray and Eleanor Boardman as a young couple struggling to make ends meet.
Current Score:
-2815
Total Votes:
10791
99
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are in fine form for this gem, mixing romantic comedy, endless dancing, and a superb Irving Berlin score.
Current Score:
-2853
Total Votes:
10219
100
Mike Nichols’s directorial debut stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as the acerbic love-hate pair who dominate the story.
Current Score:
-3186
Total Votes:
12418