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:
12414
Total Votes:
47940
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:
11218
Total Votes:
38858
3
Peter O’Toole nabbed the Oscar for his first major role, in David Lean’s breathtakingly gorgeous 1962 biopic.
Current Score:
11202
Total Votes:
30318
4
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:
10950
Total Votes:
41024
5
Harper Lee’s story is poignantly reimagined in this 1962 coming-of-age pic with a career-defining performance by Gregory Peck.
Current Score:
10620
Total Votes:
34320
6
James Stewart stars as the acrophobic detective at the heart of this 1958 tale of obsession also from the Hitchock canon.
Current Score:
9380
Total Votes:
35946
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:
8886
Total Votes:
67978
8
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:
8734
Total Votes:
35776
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:
8425
Total Votes:
54897
10
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:
8258
Total Votes:
47578
11
This life-affirming Stephen King adaptation stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two jailed prisoners who strike up a friendship.
Current Score:
8001
Total Votes:
74863
12
Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeuristic triumph finds James Stewart and Grace Kelly navigating the twists and turns of a nail-biting thriller.
Current Score:
7237
Total Votes:
30731
13
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:
7074
Total Votes:
24076
14
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:
6737
Total Votes:
22429
15
One of Hitchcock’s finest works of suspense, this mistaken-identity movie boasts crack performances by Cary Grant and James Mason.
Current Score:
6672
Total Votes:
26616
16
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:
6577
Total Votes:
36009
17
Disney’s first full-length animated masterpiece is a classic fairy tale that won hearts (and an Oscar) in 1937.
Current Score:
6552
Total Votes:
24808
18
John Ford’s adaptation of the Steinbeck novel features one of Henry Fonda’s greatest performances ever.
Current Score:
5857
Total Votes:
20379
19
Often considered Spielberg’s masterpiece, this wrenching drama starring Liam Neeson as the titular hero is based on true events.
Current Score:
5692
Total Votes:
40864
20
Mike Nichols’s 1967 coming-of-age classic stars Anne Bancroft as the rapacious seductress of Dustin Hoffman’s naive Ben Braddock.
Current Score:
5238
Total Votes:
22210
21
Billy Wilder’s dark 1950 comedy features Gloria Swanson as an aging film queen and William Holden as her suitor.
Current Score:
4931
Total Votes:
18597
22
One of Billy Wilder’s finest works, this classic noir stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck as co-conspirators in marital murder.
Current Score:
4863
Total Votes:
17297
23
In Kubrick’s satire, fears come true when a psychotic general starts an all-out nuclear war.
Current Score:
4666
Total Votes:
20404
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:
4614
Total Votes:
17892
25
Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn’s odd-couple chemistry anchors John Huston’s 1951 romantic adventure.
Current Score:
4447
Total Votes:
19077
26
John Huston’s influential noir mystery stars Humphrey Bogart as a hard-drinking gumshoe tracking the elusive titular statue.
Current Score:
4412
Total Votes:
17668
27
The only Hitchcock movie with a Best Picture Oscar, this gothic mystery stars Laurence Olivier as a moody widower.
Current Score:
4270
Total Votes:
18858
28
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck's chemistry drives this old-fashioned courtship story, which was nominated for ten Oscars in 1953.
Current Score:
3889
Total Votes:
16063
29
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:
3741
Total Votes:
16673
30
Stanley Kubrick’s hypnotic, thought-provoking mind bender was revolutionary in 1968 and has been a sci-fi staple ever since.
Current Score:
3618
Total Votes:
24818
31
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:
3560
Total Votes:
20810
32
Steven Spielberg’s unforgettably terrifying flick brings Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss to their knees before a giant mechanical shark.
Current Score:
3178
Total Votes:
34014
33
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:
2721
Total Votes:
13513
34
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:
2568
Total Votes:
17350
35
John Huston’s 1948 adventure stars Humphrey Bogart as one of three gold prospectors undone by their own good fortune.
Current Score:
2520
Total Votes:
15856
36
Disney’s legendary cartoon fantasy, which animates beloved selections of classical music, is still a freewheeling visual delight to this day.
Current Score:
2292
Total Votes:
16652
37
Alfred Hitchcock’s ninth movie, starring Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, features many iconic moments, including that famous marathon kiss.
Current Score:
2271
Total Votes:
18007
38
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:
2114
Total Votes:
23822
39
This 1938 swashbuckling costume epic stars Errol Flynn in arguably his greatest role, as the titular prince of thieves.
Current Score:
1980
Total Votes:
16238
40
A great cast (Alan Ladd, Jack Palance) anchors George Stevens’s 1953 Western about a lone gunman defending a pioneer family.
Current Score:
1976
Total Votes:
15102
41
Jack Nicholson’s world-weary gumshoe anchors Roman Polanski’s 1974 noir, also starring Faye Dunaway and John Huston.
Current Score:
1914
Total Votes:
18690
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:
1907
Total Votes:
18549
43
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:
1812
Total Votes:
14498
44
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant shine in the definitive screwball comedy of the thirties, courtesy of ace director Howard Hawks.
Current Score:
1755
Total Votes:
13097
45
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:
1743
Total Votes:
18037
46
George Cukor’s sophisticated romantic farce stars Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart in a battle of societal wits.
Current Score:
1698
Total Votes:
13156
47
William Wyler’s landmark 1946 drama follows three World War II vets, including Oscar winner Harold Russell, as they return home.
Current Score:
1660
Total Votes:
13000
48
Jack Nicholson as a crazy-sane mental patient is one of many fine performances that anchor Milos Forman’s adaptation.
Current Score:
1621
Total Votes:
36135
49
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:
1526
Total Votes:
29644
50
Quentin Tarantino's stylish cult classic interweaves a series of vignettes about low-life criminals, lovers, and thugs.
Current Score:
1462
Total Votes:
45078
51
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:
1405
Total Votes:
16633
52
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:
1324
Total Votes:
12356
53
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:
1313
Total Votes:
17987
54
Star-crossed love gets the spotlight via Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, and music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
Current Score:
1089
Total Votes:
20059
55
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:
1019
Total Votes:
18055
56
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:
825
Total Votes:
29559
57
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:
360
Total Votes:
11840
58
Orson Welles displays a refined touch in this 1942 costume drama about a nineteenth-century family’s struggles with the changing times.
Current Score:
293
Total Votes:
12073
59
Howard Hawks’s classic noir sets the standard for private-detective flicks, with star turns by Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Current Score:
220
Total Votes:
13482
60
Amazing stuntwork and great turns by John Wayne and Thomas Mitchell drive John Ford’s genre-defining high-stakes 1939 Western.
Current Score:
136
Total Votes:
16832
61
Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Coburn play the con artists against Henry Fonda’s millionaire in Preston Sturges’s still-fresh romantic comedy.
Current Score:
62
Total Votes:
11296
62
Coppola’s nightmarish Vietnam epic, starring Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen, redefines the war flick and the dangers of the jungle.
Current Score:
3
Total Votes:
24979
63
This sparkling, delightfully witty Ernst Lubitsch romantic comedy was advertised, famously, as the movie in which “Garbo laughs!”
Current Score:
-92
Total Votes:
11620
64
Orson Welles’s offbeat 1958 thriller follows a narcotics agent (Charlton Heston) out to take down a corrupt old cop (Welles).
Current Score:
-223
Total Votes:
12477
65
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:
-595
Total Votes:
15597
66
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:
-697
Total Votes:
21691
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:
-787
Total Votes:
10709
68
Packed with gags and zany humor, this 1933 comedy is one of the Marx brothers’ funniest, most surreal, and most beloved works.
Current Score:
-1165
Total Votes:
11843
69
Charlie Chaplin’s final and best silent film finds the Little Tramp helping a blind flower seller (Virginia Cherrill) regain her sight.
Current Score:
-1186
Total Votes:
10412
70
Some of Judy Garland’s greatest songs are integrated into this upbeat, captivating 1944 musical from director Vincente Minnelli.
Current Score:
-1283
Total Votes:
10677
71
Ridley Scott’s moody futuristic thriller boasts stunning effects and unmissable performances by Harrison Ford and Sean Young.
Current Score:
-1298
Total Votes:
21580
72
Stanley Kubrick delivers a powerfully bleak, predictably intense antiwar drama, starring Kirk Douglas, about a military incursion gone awry.
Current Score:
-1299
Total Votes:
10297
73
The first big-budget Marx brothers movie, this 1935 gem, about a group of wisecracking stowaways, is widely considered their best.
Current Score:
-1314
Total Votes:
9882
74
Robert Mitchum’s performance drives this noirish thriller from director Charles Laughton about a psychopath prowling the Ohio River Valley.
Current Score:
-1373
Total Votes:
10967
75
John Schlesinger’s gritty, provocative portrait of two unlikely friends provided career-defining roles for Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight.
Current Score:
-1377
Total Votes:
11873
76
Buster Keaton directs himself in this visually stunning 1926 silent comedy that many consider to be the amazing talent’s finest work.
Current Score:
-1632
Total Votes:
9468
77
Boris Karloff’s iconic lurching monster meets his match in Elsa Lanchester in this darkly witty 1935 sequel to the horror classic.
Current Score:
-1661
Total Votes:
10741
78
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:
-1873
Total Votes:
15833
79
Charlie Chaplin’s most critically acclaimed movie, this melodramatic silent work reimagines the Little Tramp as a prospector in the 1800s.
Current Score:
-1911
Total Votes:
9177
80
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:
-2203
Total Votes:
9111
81
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:
-2243
Total Votes:
11249
82
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star as the irresistible outlaws at the heart of Arthur Penn’s controversial, stylish 1967 flick.
Current Score:
-2278
Total Votes:
17504
83
George Cukor’s classic tearjerker stars Judy Garland as a young singer whose marriage to an alcoholic film star ends in tragedy.
Current Score:
-2299
Total Votes:
8851
84
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:
-2398
Total Votes:
14116
85
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:
-2398
Total Votes:
12546
86
Robert Altman’s country-music flick finds a colorful cast, including Shelley Duvall and Keith Carradine, converging in the title city.
Current Score:
-2398
Total Votes:
11180
87
In Dennis Hopper’s generation-defining 1969 classic, he, Jack Nicholson, and Peter Fonda hit the road in search of nirvana.
Current Score:
-2399
Total Votes:
15577
88
James Cagney and Walter Huston star in this 1942 flag-waving musical biography of legendary composer George M. Cohan.
Current Score:
-2399
Total Votes:
14109
89
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:
-2399
Total Votes:
12093
90
King Vidor’s sad silent masterpiece stars James Murray and Eleanor Boardman as a young couple struggling to make ends meet.
Current Score:
-2399
Total Votes:
11495
91
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:
-2399
Total Votes:
10379
92
D. W. Griffith’s silent epic starring Lillian Gish is a series of vignettes remarkable for their exquisite sets, photography, and editing.
Current Score:
-2399
Total Votes:
9935
93
Max Ophuls’s 1948 tearjerker tells the story of the unspoken love of a woman (Joan Fontaine) for her neighbor (Louis Jourdan).
Current Score:
-2399
Total Votes:
9911
94
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:
-2399
Total Votes:
9407
95
An exquisite, bubbly work by Ernst Lubitsch, this good-natured 1932 comedy follows a pair of con artists en route to romance.
Current Score:
-2399
Total Votes:
9341
96
Erich von Stroheim’s notorious silent-era production charts one man’s descent into insanity owing to his wife’s unending greed.
Current Score:
-2399
Total Votes:
9193
97
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:
-2400
Total Votes:
13256
98
Mike Nichols’s directorial debut stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as the acerbic love-hate pair who dominate the story.
Current Score:
-2447
Total Votes:
14993
99
Widely considered Woody Allen’s finest work, this bittersweet New York romance posits Diane Keaton as his flighty, adorable foil.
Current Score:
-2952
Total Votes:
20506
100
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:
-3004
Total Votes:
10878