This Is The Best Comedy Movie Of All Time, According To Critics

We ranked the 100 best dramas of all time based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score.

  • The adjusted score is based on a weighted formula that gives newer movies an advantage.

  • The list includes classics like "Citizen Kane," recent Oscar winners like "Parasite," and blockbusters like "Black Panther."

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  • As a cinematic genre, "drama" has taken many forms over the decades.

    The list we compiled here is based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and includes the site's most critically acclaimed films featuring a "drama" tag. It's an unexpected mix of action movies, classic films, and modern Oscar contenders.

    The list ranks movies by an adjusted critical score that Rotten Tomatoes derived from a weighted formula to account for the variation in number of reviews for each film. Therefore, the list heavily favors more recent critically acclaimed films that have more reviews.

    It still includes classic dramas like "Citizen Kane" and "The Godfather" but favors recent titles like the best-picture winners "Moonlight" and "Parasite."

    There are also plenty of blockbusters that have been heavily reviewed, like Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" and "Black Panther."

    John Lynch contributed to a previous version of this post.

    The 100 best drama films of all time, according to critics:

    100. "Vertigo" (1958)

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    Universal

    Critic score: 94%

    Audience score: 93%

    What critics said: "It's as much a wonder of suspense as it is a catalogue of the director's themes and an allegory for his own art of enticement-and for the erotic pitfalls of his métier." — The New Yorker

    99. "The Social Network" (2010)

    Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network."
    "The Social Network."Sony Pictures

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 86%

    What critics said: "At last, a movie you can actually discuss afterward. And not just on Facebook or Twitter. No, you'll want to chew it over in person, with friends, for hours." — The Wrap

    98. "Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari)" (1953)

    tokyo story
    BFI Production

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 93%

    What critics said: "The way Ozu builds up emotional empathy for a sense of disappointment in its various characters is where his mastery lies." — Time Out

    97. "Rashômon" (1951)

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    RKO

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 93%

    What critics said: "What Akira Kurosawa and his tiny production team wrought is now an accepted maxim of modern life, a creed by which to live in a world where everyone has a blog and an opinion." — Boston Globe

    96. "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951)

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    Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 90%

    What critics said: "Brando's performance as Stanley is one of those rare screen legends that are all they're cracked up to be." — The Washington Post

    95. "Army of Shadows (L'Armée des ombres)" (1969)

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    Rialto Pictures

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 94%

    What critics said: "From the first sight of German soldiers goose-stepping past the Arc de Triomphe to a postscript that spells out the fate of characters whose moral confusion is all too real, 'Army of Shadows' is a movie of its time — and ours." — Rolling Stone

    94. "The Lighthouse" (2019)

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    A24

    Critic score: 90%

    Audience score: 72%

    What critics said: "An extraordinary, unsettling film that will stay with you long after the final credits." — NME

    93. "Apocalypse Now" (1979)

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    Omni Zoetrope/United Artists

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 94%

    What critics said: "It has coherence, truthfulness, and conviction-up to a point." — New Yorker

    92. "I, Tonya" (2018)

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    Photo courtesy of Neon Rated

    Critic score: 90%

    Audience score: 88%

    What critics said: "[Allison Janney's] undiluted unsentimentality is the perfect compliment for a sporting underdog movie that disobeys the rules." — Irish Times

    91. "Touch of Evil" (1955)

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    October Films

    Critic score: 95%

    Audience score: 92%

    What critics said: "It was Orson Welles's last Hollywood film, and in it he makes transcendent use of the American technology his genius throve on; never again would his resources be so rich or his imagination so fiendishly baroque." — Chicago Reader

    90. "Hidden Figures" (2017)

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    Universal

    Critic score: 93%

    Audience score: 93%

    What critics said: "An assertion of humanity and civil rights that is pure cinematic nourishment for soul." — Tribune News Service

    89. "Uncut Gems" (2019)

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    A24

    Critic score: 92%

    Audience score: 52%

    What critics said: "Uncut Gems is an unforgettable film that plays out like a pulse-pounding Greek tragedy set in 2010s New York." — Polygon

    88. "Dolemite Is My Name" (2019)

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    This image released by Netflix shows Eddie Murphy in a scene from "Dolemite Is My Name." Netflix garnered the most NAACP Image Award nominations with 42 including for Ava Duvernay’s limited series “Whey They See Us” and the Eddie Murphy-led film “Dolemite is My Name.” (François Duhamel/Netflix via AP)Associated Press

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 91%

    What critics said: "Murphy brings the spirit of Blaxploitation underdog Rudy Ray Moore to life, with tell-it-like-it-is radiance. His timing is, as always, cobra-strike precise." — Time

    87. "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949)

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    Ealing Studios

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 94%

    What critics said: "Robert Hamer's 1949 film is often cited as the definitive black, eccentric British comedy, yet it's several cuts better than practically anything else in the genre." — Chicago Reader

    86. "The Hurt Locker" (2009)

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    VISO Trailers / YouTube

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 84%

    What critics said: "Like every war before it, the U.S. invasion of Iraq has generated its share of movies. But 'The Hurt Locker' is the first of them that can properly be called a masterpiece." — Miami Herald

    85. "Battleship Potemkin" (1925)

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    Kino

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 86%

    What critics said: "Because Battleship Potemkin is an appeal to fellow-feeling and collective action, it is only right that the restoration work creates a more immersive film, one that places no barriers between a 21st-century audience and its monumentally powerful imagery." — Guardian

    84. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2" (2011)

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    Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 89%

    What critics said: "When the movie was over, a young boy sitting behind me said, "That was great!" He was satisfied, and rightly so." — The New Yorker

    83. "First Man" (2018)

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    Universal

    Critic score: 87%

    Audience score: 67%

    What critics said: "An extraordinary film that conveys the magnitude of one of mankind's greatest achievements in a way that makes a moment that occurred 50 years ago and more than 200,000 miles away feel truly personal today." — Digital Trends

    82. "The French Connection" (1971)

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    "The French Connection."20th Century Fox

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 87%

    What critics said: "Apart from telling a pretty exciting story with great mechanical skill, Friedkin examines the cop and his prey with a sceptic's eye." — Guardian

    81. "The Wrestler" (2008)

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    Fox Searchlight

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 88%

    What critics said: "This sad, strong beast of a film keeps us pinned to the mat with the strength of its compassion and the overpowering force of its central performance." — Houston Chronicle

    80. "Blade Runner 2049" (2017)

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    Ryan Gosling as Officer K in "Blade Runner 2049"Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 88%

    Audience score: 81%

    What critics said: "If every new film made today is to a greater or lesser degree an echo box of past possibilities, what's notable is how much Villeneuve gives those echoes room to breathe and to be new." — Film Comment

    79. "Hell or High Water" (2016)

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    CBS Films

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 88%

    What critics said: "A film with the sort of sweeping grandeur that today's filmmakers rarely aspire to, let alone fulfill." — Wall Street Journal

    78. "Creed" (2015)

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    Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 95%

    Audience score: 89%

    What critics said: "It's an invigorating piece of nostalgia that fuels a bigger adrenaline rush with its climax than any big-budget blockbuster could provide." — The Atlantic

    77. "Chinatown" (1974)

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    Paramount

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 93%

    What critics said: "Roman Polanski's American made film, first since 'Rosemary's Baby' shows him again in total command of talent and physical filmmaking elements." — Variety

    76. "12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men)" (1957)

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    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 97%

    What critics said: "This is a film where tension comes from personality conflict, dialogue and body language, not action." — Chicago Sun-Times

    75. "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948)

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    Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 93%

    What critics said: "Greed, a despicable passion out of which other base ferments may spawn, is seldom treated in the movies with the frank and ironic contempt that is vividly manifested toward it in 'Treasure of Sierra Madre.'" — The New York Times

    74. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017)

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    Fox Searchlight

    Critic score: 90%

    Audience score: 86%

    What critics said: "Watching it is like having your funny bone struck repeatedly, expertly and very much too hard by a karate super-black-belt capable of bringing a rhino to its knees with a single punch behind the ear." — Guardian

    73. "Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette)" (1949)

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    Criterion Collection

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 94%

    What critics said: "So well-entrenched as an official masterpiece that it is a little startling to visit it again after many years and realize that it is still alive and has strength and freshness." — Chicago Sun-Times

    72. "Marty" (1955)

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    Hecht-Lancaster Productions

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 87%

    What critics said: "Marty will give you a heartening slice of life, full of honesty and humor." — Orlando Sentinal

    71. "Brooklyn" (2015)

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    Fox Searchlight

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 87%

    What critics said: "Although not without moments of sadness and tragedy, 'Brooklyn' is sublimely uplifting and life affirming." — ReelViews

    70. "The Babadook" (2014)

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    IFC Films

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 72%

    What critics said: "A deftly inventive and psychologically charged horror story that trades on the ways in which the prospect of maternal failure can be just as fearsome a boogeyman as any monster under the bed." — Buzzfeed

    69. "The Dark Knight" (2008)

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    Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 94%

    Audience score: 94%

    What critics said: "An exceptionally smart, brooding picture with some terrific performances." — CNN

    68. "Jaws" (1975)

    jaws
    Universal Pictures

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 90%

    What critics said: "A grisly film, often ugly as sin, which achieves precisely what it set out to accomplish-scare the hell out of you." — Newsweek

    67. "M" (1931)

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    Criterion

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 95%

    What critics said: "Lang's movie is that rare thing, a nail-biting soul-searcher. While 'M' steers clear of analyzing deviance, it is startling in its musings on which punishment fits an inhuman crime." — Philadelphia Inquirer

    66. "Shoplifters" (2018)

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    Magnolia Pictures

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 91%

    What critics said: "Writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda fills the film with grace notes, humor and fine observations, circling and filling out each character while leaning more on innocence than corruption." — Detroit News

    65. "Schindler's List" (1993)

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    Universal Pictures

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 97%

    What critics said: "A near-documentary, brilliantly designed and choreographed, [and] a character study in which Ralph Fiennes, the winningly urbane Liam Neeson, and the magnificently impassive Ben Kingsley attain a memorable dramatic intensity." — Sight and Sound

    64. "Pain and Glory" (2019)

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    This is Banderas' first Oscar nomination.Sony Pictures

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 91%

    What critics said: "While still embracing the visual facades that make his films such a pleasure to watch, Pain and Glory finds him stripping away the emotional facades, bringing us closer to him than ever before." — Chicago Reader

    63. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017)

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    Sony

    Critic score: 92%

    Audience score: 88%

    What critics said: "Marvel has finally started to figure out what the future of superhero movies might look like." — IndieWire

    62. "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" (2020)

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    Focus Features

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 52%

    What critics said: "Portraits of youthful confusion and fear. Eliza Hittman, who specializes in an intimate, almost procedural approach to emotional disorientation, made a road movie about a young Pennsylvania woman" — The Ringer

    61. "Baby Driver" (2017)

    Baby Driver Sony
    Sony

    Critic score: 92%

    Audience score: 86%

    What critics said: "Put in your metaphorical earbuds, turn the key in the ignition, and enjoy the cinematic highlight of the summer so far." — The Atlantic

    60. "The Godfather, Part II" (1974)

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    Robert De Niro in "The Godfather Part II."Paramount

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 97%

    What critics said: "An admirable, responsible production, less emotionally disturbing than its predecessor, but a grand historical epic studying the nature of power in the United States' heritage." — The Hollywood Reporter

    59. "The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri)" (1967)

    battle of algiers Rialto Pictures
    Rialto Pictures

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 95%

    What critics said: "It uses realism as an effect, documentary as a style. You feel that you're really there, and you can't help but be moved." — Village Voice

    58. "Widows" (2018)

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    Viola Davis in director Steve McQueen's "Widows," which comes to theaters this November.Fox

    Critic score: 91%

    Audience score: 61%

    What critics said: "It offers everything adults used to love about cinema." — Observer

    57. "The Florida Project" (2017)

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    A24

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 79%

    What critics said: "The Florida Project is a song of innocence and of experience: mainly the former." — Guardian

    56. "War for the Planet of the Apes" (2017)

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    Fox

    Critic score: 94%

    Audience score: 84%

    What critics said: "The best summer blockbuster in years, a smart, thoughtful, confrontational and challenging allegory for a world run amok." — Detroit News

    55. "1917" (2019)

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    "1917" is projected to top the domestic box office this weekend.Universal

    Critic score: 89%

    Audience score: 88%

    What critics said: "It's a tense, unnerving ride that accomplishes its goal of translating the first-person experience of war better than any war movies that have come before it. It's a level up." — Detroit News

    54. "L.A. Confidential" (1997)

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    Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 94%

    What critics said: "A movie bull's-eye: noir with an attitude, a thriller packing punches. It gives up its evil secrets with a smile." — Chicago Tribune

    53. "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943)

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    Universal

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 89%

    What critics said: "Shadow of a Doubt may or may not be Hitchcock's greatest film, but it's his most intimate and heart-wrenching." — New Yorker

    52. "Alien" (1979)

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    20th Century Fox

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 94%

    What critics said: "A screamingly spooky sci-fi tale with more than a few echoes of 'The Thing' but echoes which enhance rather than detract." — New York Daily News

    51. "Call Me By Your Name" (2017)

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    Sony Pictures Classics

    Critic score: 95%

    Audience score: 86%

    What critics said: "You may not realize how strong the acting is until you replay the movie in your head later." — Boston Globe

    50. "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957)

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    Columbia

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 95%

    What critics said: "The film's extended suspense sequences deserve a place among the great stretches of cinema." — Chicago Sun-Times

    49. "La La Land" (2016)

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    Lionsgate

    Critic score: 91%

    Audience score: 81%

    What critics said: "I'm hoping that 'La La Land' will be a hit for the ages, for all ages. It's a film that re-enacts, with rare originality, a classic role for the movie medium -- escapist entertainment in troubled times." — The Wall Street Journal

    48. "Manchester by the Sea" (2016)

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    Amazon Studios

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 77%

    What critics said: "The sadness of 'Manchester by the Sea' is the kind of sadness that makes you feel more alive, rather than less, to the preciousness of things." — Boston Globe

    47. "Argo" (2012)

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    Warner Brothers

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 90%

    What critics said: "Let's just say that the movie's final section is so nail-bitingly tense, thanks to a skillful combination of acting, writing and crosscutting, that it puts Affleck in the big leagues as a director." — The Wrap

    46. "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" (2019)

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    Sony

    Critic score: 85%

    Audience score: 70%

    What critics said: "It is Tarantino's best, bravest and most confrontationally impudent movie since Pulp Fiction." — Financial Times

    45. "12 Years a Slave" (2013)

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    Fox Searchlight

    Critic score: 95%

    Audience score: 90%

    What critics said: "Every scene of '12 Years a Slave,' and almost every shot, conveys some penetrating truth about America's original sin." — Dallas Morning News

    44. "Leave No Trace" (2018)

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    Bleecker Street

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 81%

    What critics said: "It covers difficult ground, but to say it leaves no trace would be a lie. It definitely makes its mark." — Detroit News

    43. "The Maltese Falcon" (1941)

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    Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 91%

    What critics said: "Frighteningly good evidence that the British (Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Reed, et al.) have no monopoly on the technique of making mystery films." — Time

    42. "Metropolis" (1927)

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    Metropolis

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 92%

    What critics said: "A fully realized work of art whose influence on science fiction, set design and symbolism can scarcely be put into words." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    41. "Boyhood" (2014)

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    "Boyhood"/Universal

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 80%

    What critics said: "The closest thing to a lived life that fictional cinema has yet produced." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    40. "Gravity" (2013)

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    Warner Bros

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 80%

    What critics said: "Unfolding as a series of terrifying object lessons in Newtonian physics, the movie lends new meaning to the phrase 'spatial geometry.'" — The Atlantic

    39. "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)

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    RKO Radio Pictures

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 93%

    What critics said: "The Best Years Of Our Lives is an eloquent tribute to returned veterans [and] a magnificent, brilliant contribution to motion pictures as an art." — Boston Globe

    38. "On the Waterfront" (1954)

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    Columbia Pictures via YouTube

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 95%

    What critics said: "It's hard to deny that Marlon Brando's performance as a dock worker and ex-fighter who finally decides to rat on his gangster brother (Rod Steiger) is pretty terrific." — Chicago Reader

    37. "Marriage Story" (2019)

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    "Marriage Story."Netflix

    Critic score: 94%

    Audience score: 85%

    What critics said: "The movie is 136 minutes, but the recovery period is, well, at least the rest of the night." — TV Guide

    36. "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)

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    Universal Pictures

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 89%

    What critics said: "From such grisly materials the popular cinema is rarely drawn. The film is monumental in the courage that risked its manufacture." — Time

    35. "The Favourite" (2018)

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    Fox Searchlight

    Critic score: 93%

    Audience score: 69%

    What critics said: "Yorgos Lanthimos' dryly funny historical feature is all about power, and that means literally wearing the pants in a strange time." — Indiewire

    34. "Double Indemnity" (1944)

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    Paramount

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 95%

    What critics said: "This shrewd, smoothly tawdry thriller, directed by Billy Wilder, is one of the high points of nineteen-forties films." — The New Yorker

    33. "Arrival" (2016)

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    Paramount

    Critic score: 94%

    Audience score: 82%

    What critics said: "Amy Adams is a miracle worker-she makes us believe in this mesmerizing mindbender about alien communication, directed with searching mind and heart by Denis Villeneuve." — Rolling Stone

    32. "La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion)" (1938)

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    Rialto Pictures

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 93%

    What critics said: "This elegy for the death of the old European aristocracy is one of the true masterpieces of the screen." — The New Yorker

    31. "Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)" (1956)

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    Criterion

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 97%

    What critics said: "The greatest movie ever made about warriors and battle." — Chicago Reader

    30. "Rear Window" (1954)

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    Paramount

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 95%

    What critics said: "It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's inspired audience-participation films: watching it, you feel titillated, horrified, and, ultimately, purged." — The New Yorker

    29. "Selma" (2015)

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    Paramount Pictures

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 86%

    What critics said: "'Selma' focuses on the one thing we don't expect in a movie about Martin Luther King Jr. - his doubts - and Oyelowo comes through with a deeply felt and quite brilliant performance." — Boston Globe

    28. "The Farewell" (2019)

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    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 87%

    What critics said: "You'll be spewing with tears before the first act is done." — Times (UK)

    27. "Spotlight" (2015)

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    Open Road Films

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 93%

    What critics said: "It's not a stretch to suggest that 'Spotlight' is the finest newspaper movie of its era, joining 'Citizen Kane' and 'All the President's Men' in the pantheon of classics of the genre." — The Washington Post

    26. "Thor: Ragnarok" (2017)

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    Marvel

    Critic score: 93%

    Audience score: 87%

    What critics said: "The idea of pairing the oft-dull Thor with a series of oddball companions is an inspired, if necessary, move — so much so that it's baffling it has taken Marvel this long to smarten up." — Globe and Mail

    25. "The Shape of Water" (2017)

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Critic score: 92%

    Audience score: 72%

    What critics said: "Del Toro's willingness to court absurdity and bad taste serves to guarantee his integrity, proving he hasn't entirely gone respectable." — The Age (Australia)

    24. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017)

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    LucasFilms

    Critic score: 91%

    Audience score: 42%

    What critics said: "Rian Johnson's middle chapter in the current Star Wars trilogy is the epic you've been looking for. Capped by Mark Hamill in the performance of his career, it points the way ahead to a next generation of skywalkers - and, thrillingly, to a new hope." — Rolling Stone

    23. "Dunkirk" (2017)

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    Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 92%

    Audience score: 81%

    What critics said: "Masterful visual storytelling on an epic scale." — NPR

    22. "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" (2020)

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    Neon

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 92%

    What critics said: "Weisz and Stone are both brilliantly witty and nimble, but Colman's performance is nothing short of sublime." — New York Times

    21. "Logan" (2017)

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    "Logan"

    Critic score: 93%

    Audience score: 90%

    What critics said: "The only problem with calling it the boldest and most affecting superhero flick in many years is that it's barely a superhero movie at all." — NPR

    20. "His Girl Friday" (1940)

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    Columbia Pictures

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 90%

    What critics said: "Roughest spots in the original versions have been sandpapered or excised, the pressroom's whiskey cynicism toned down to half of one per cent, but the comedy still has enough Hecht-MacArthur kick to make later interpolations smell synthetic." — Time Magazine

    19. "Rebecca" (1940)

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    United Artists

    Critic score: 100%

    Audience score: 92%

    What critics said: "It is the finest job of direction accomplished by a master director and may justly be called Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece." — New York Daily News

    18. "A Quiet Place" (2018)

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    Paramount Pictures

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 83%

    What critics said: "There are moments when the movie takes us firmly by the hand and escorts us down a darkened path, and they lead to one of the most profound of communal pleasures: the sound of a movie audience screaming as one." — Slate

    17. "A Star Is Born" (2018)

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    Warner Bros

    Critic score: 90%

    Audience score: 79%

    What critics said: "At its huge, pulsating heart this is a story about lovers desperately trying to save one another — from the loss of integrity in an industry that disdains it and from self-destructive impulses with roots too old and deep to be touched." — London Evening Standard

    16. "Wonder Woman" (2017)

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    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Critic score: 93%

    Audience score: 88%

    What critics said: "The moviegoing world deserves the best that Hollywood can deliver, and this time we've pretty much got it." — The Wall Street Journal

    15. "Roma" (2018)

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    Netflix

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 72%

    What critics said: "Roma captures, as well as any film I have seen, the spirit of 'magical realism,' without ever hinting at the supernatural. Its magic is pure, stunning cinematic technique." — The Atlantic

    14. "Sunset Boulevard" (1950)

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    Paramount Pictures

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 95%

    What critics said: "One of Wilder's finest, and certainly the blackest of all Hollywood's scab-scratching accounts of itself." — Time Out

    13. "Moonlight" (2016)

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    A24

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 79%

    What critics said: "A disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces." — The New York Times

    12. "All About Eve" (1950)

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    20th Century Fox

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 94%

    What critics said: "Joseph Mankiewicz was Hollywood's midcentury master of comic drama, and All About Eve, from 1950, was one of his signal achievements." — The New Yorker

    11. "The Godfather" (1972)

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    Paramount Pictures/"The Godfather"

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 98%

    What critics said: "Francis Ford Coppola has made one of the most brutal and moving chronicles of American life ever designed within the limits of popular entertainment." — The New York Times

    10. "The Irishman" (2019)

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    Netflix

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 86%

    What critics said: "'The Irishman' is long, to be sure, but it's never less than compelling — Scorsese, De Niro, Pacino and Pesci, all in their mid-to-late-70s, are each carrying a lifetime of work, with practiced ease." — Seattle Times

    9. "BlacKkKlansman" (2018)

    This image released by Focus Features shows Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday. (David Lee/Focus Features via AP)
    This image released by Focus Features shows Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman." The film is nominated for an Oscar for best picture. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday. (David Lee/Focus Features via AP)Associated Press

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 83%

    What critics said: "The filmmaker rips from the headlines, but the struggles remain the same." — Slate

    8. "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" (2018)

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    Paramount

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 87%

    What critics said: "It keeps on going and going, following one exciting sequence with another and then another." — San Francisco Chronicle

    7. "Lady Bird" (2017)

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    "Lady Bird"A24

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 79%

    What critics said: "A heartfelt coming-of-age story that perfectly captures the bittersweet transition from adolescence to dawning adulthood." — Village Voice

    6. "Knives Out" (2019)

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    Lionsgate

    Critic score: 97%

    Audience score: 92%

    What critics said: "'Knives Out,' in the end, believes earnestly in the whodunit, it just wants to turn it inside out. To say more about that would spoil the fun. But keep an eye here, and elsewhere, on de Armas." — Associated Press

    5. "Casablanca" (1942)

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    Warner Bros.

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 95%

    What critics said: "Across seven decades, the Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman starrer has emerged as Americans' default favorite movie." — The Hollywood Reporter

    4. "Avengers: Endgame" (2019)

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    "Avengers: Endgame"Marvel Studios

    Critic score: 94%

    Audience score: 90%

    What critics said: "Endgame consists almost entirely of the downtime scenes that were always secretly everyone's favorite parts of these movies anyway." — Slate

    3. "Parasite" (2019)

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    Neon

    Critic score: 98%

    Audience score: 90%

    What critics said: "Bong delivers a stunning return to form with this newest venture." — The Wrap

    2. "Citizen Kane" (1941)

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    RKO Pictures

    Critic score: 99%

    Audience score: 90%

    What critics said: "More than a great movie; it is a gathering of all the lessons of the emerging era of sound." — Chicago Sun-Times

    1. "Black Panther" (2018)

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    "Black Panther"Disney/Marvel Studios

    Critic score: 96%

    Audience score: 79%

    What critics said: "Whether or not this is the best film Marvel Studios has made to date — and it is clearly in the discussion — it is by far the most thought-provoking." — The Atlantic

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