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84 Alexandra
35 Babysitters, The
80 Band's Visit, The
65 Battle for Haditha
47 Bella
80 Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
72 Blindsight
46 Bonneville
56 Bra Boys
70 Caramel
69 Chicago 10
49 Children of Huang Shi, The
83 Chop Shop
37 Collectors
78 Counterfeiters, The
64 Dreams with Sharp Teeth
73 Duchess of Langeais, The
82 Edge of Heaven, The
20 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
64 Fall, The
49 Favor, The
57 Flawless
87 Flight of the Red Balloon, The
62 Foot Fist Way, The
44 Frontier(s)
58 Fugitive Pieces
61 Girls Rock!
70 Go-Getter, The
68 Honeydripper
69 Jellyfish
59 Jihad for Love, A
62 Kiss the Bride
38 Life Before Her Eyes, The
70 Love Songs
65 Married Life
33 Miss Conception
53 Mister Lonely
76 Mongol
56 Mother of Tears, The
52 My Blueberry Nights
71 My Brother Is an Only Child
55 Noise
61 On the Rumba River
67 Operation Filmmaker
60 OSS 117: Cairo - Nest of Spies
83 Paranoid Park
48 Penelope
90 Persepolis
63 Planet B-Boy
46 Previous Engagement, A
72 Priceless
49 Promotion, The
79 Reprise
71 Roman de gare
51 Sangre de mi sangre
50 Savage Grace
76 Shotgun Stories
67 Snow Angels
66 Son of Rambow
70 Standard Operating Procedure
62 Stuck
70 Surfwise
82 Taxi to the Dark Side
56 Then She Found Me
55 Tracey Fragments, The
55 Turn the River
72 Tuya's Marriage
83 U2 3D
55 Unknown Woman
89 Up the Yangtze
79 Visitor, The
34 War, Inc.
64 Water Lilies
69 When Did You Last See Your Father?
45 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
64 XXY
67 Year My Parents Went on Vacation, The
75 Young@Heart

Stars indicate the most critically-acclaimed movies.

All-Time High Scores: The Best-Reviewed Movies

The following list contains the 200 highest-scoring films in Metacritic's database with a minimum of seven reviews. Since our database consists mainly of more recent releases (virtually every film since the beginning of 1999, and selected films from prior years) most of the films on this list will be from that period. Periodically, we add additional films from the 1990's and prior decades to our database, and these releases will find their way onto this list as appropriate. Note that any movies labeled "re-release" are not included in the high score list since their scores are based on reviews at the time of the re-release rather than at the time of the original release.

Click on any title below to read all the reviews for that movie, or learn more about Metascores.

If you are looking for films from the opposite end of the quality spectrum, view our all-time low scores. You may also view high score lists by individual year.

1. Godfather, The 1972 100
2. Superman II 1981 99
3. Army of Shadows 2006 99
4. Pan's Labyrinth 2006 98
5. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 2008 97
6. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 96
7. Ratatouille 2007 96
8. Manchurian Candidate, The 1962 94
9. Pulp Fiction 1994 94
10. Killer of Sheep 2007 94
11. Spirited Away 2002 94
12. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The 2003 94
13. Sideways 2004 94
14. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The 2000 93
15. Reversal of Fortune 1990 93
16. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 93
17. Schindler's List 1993 93
18. Amadeus: Director's Cut 2002 93
19. Yi Yi (A One and a Two) 2000 92
20. Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The 2007 92
21. Raging Bull 1980 92
22. There Will Be Blood 2007 92
23. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The 2001 92
24. Werckmeister Harmonies 2001 92
25. Moolaadé 2004 91
26. Fast Runner, The 2002 91
27. Star Wars 1977 91
28. Triplets of Belleville, The 2003 91
29. Queen, The 2006 91
30. Toy Story 1995 91
31. Beau Travail 2000 91
32. Do The Right Thing 1989 91
33. Secrets & Lies 1996 91
34. Patton 1970 91
35. No Country for Old Men 2007 91
36. Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 90
37. After Hours 1985 90
38. Crying Game, The 1992 90
39. Saving Private Ryan 1998 90
40. L.A. Confidential 1997 90
41. Apocalypse Now Redux 2001 90
42. My Voyage to Italy 2001 90
43. Bloody Sunday 2002 90
44. Sweet Hereafter, The 1997 90
45. Topsy-Turvy 1999 90
46. Being John Malkovich 1999 90
47. Incredibles, The 2004 90
48. Before Sunset 2004 90
49. Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 90
50. Almost Famous 2000 90
51. American Splendor 2003 90
52. Gosford Park 2001 90
53. United 93 2006 90
54. Truman Show, The 1998 90
55. Capturing the Friedmans 2003 90
56. Persepolis 2007 90
57. Lost in Translation 2003 89
58. Best of Youth, The 2005 89
59. Up the Yangtze 2008 89
60. Lives of Others, The 2006 89
61. 4 Little Girls 1997 89
62. House of Flying Daggers 2004 89
63. Finding Nemo 2003 89
64. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 89
65. No End in Sight 2007 89
66. Stop Making Sense 1984 89
67. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006 89
68. Goodfellas 1990 89
69. Piano, The 1993 89
70. Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 89
71. Once 2007 88
72. Superman: The Movie 1978 88
73. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The 2002 88
74. Ghost World 2001 88
75. Brazil 1985 88
76. Capote 2005 88
77. Overlord 2006 88
78. Band of Outsiders 2001 88
79. Time Out 2002 88
80. Thelma & Louise 1991 88
81. Away from Her 2007 88
82. Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut 2004 88
83. Chicken Run 2000 88
84. Blade Runner: The Director's Cut 1992 88
85. Y Tu Mamá También 2002 88
86. Toy Story 2 1999 88
87. Nobody Knows 2005 88
88. L'Enfant (The Child) 2006 87
89. Little Women 1994 87
90. Shakespeare in Love 1998 87
91. Fog of War, The 2003 87
92. Quiz Show 1994 87
93. Howards End 1992 87
94. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 87
95. Crumb 1995 87
96. Flight of the Red Balloon, The 2008 87
97. Maria Full of Grace 2004 87
98. Fateless 2006 87
99. Tootsie 1982 87
100. Brokeback Mountain 2005 87
101. Shine 1996 87
102. Tarnation 2004 87
103. Murderball 2005 87
104. Grizzly Man 2005 87
105. All About My Mother 1999 87
106. English Patient, The 1996 87
107. Marooned in Iraq 2003 86
108. Wind Will Carry Us, The 2000 86
109. sex, lies, and videotape 1989 86
110. To Die For 1995 86
111. Million Dollar Baby 2004 86
112. 42 UP 1999 86
113. Say Anything... 1989 86
114. Rushmore 1999 86
115. Straight Story, The 1999 86
116. To Be and to Have 2003 86
117. Dead Ringers 1988 86
118. Boys Don't Cry 1999 86
119. Easy Rider 1969 86
120. I'm Going Home 2002 86
121. In the Bedroom 2001 86
122. Ten 2003 86
123. Chinatown 1974 86
124. Das Boot 1982 86
125. Russian Ark 2002 86
126. Deliver Us from Evil 2006 86
127. Our Daily Bread 2006 86
128. 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 86
129. Under the Sand 2001 86
130. Grifters, The 1990 86
131. Traffic 2000 86
132. Talk to Her 2002 86
133. This Is England 2007 86
134. Player, The 1992 86
135. Son, The 2003 86
136. Sweet Sixteen 2003 86
137. Departed, The 2006 86
138. Diner 1982 86
139. American Beauty 1999 86
140. Fugitive, The 1993 86
141. Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film 2006 86
142. Before Night Falls 2000 85
143. Bourne Ultimatum, The 2007 85
144. You Can Count On Me 2000 85
145. Pianist, The 2002 85
146. Boogie Nights 1997 85
147. Children Underground 2001 85
148. Savages, The 2007 85
149. Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, The 2001 85
150. Offside 2007 85
151. Los Angeles Plays Itself 2004 85
152. Knocked Up 2007 85
153. Turtles Can Fly 2005 85
154. Festival Express 2004 85
155. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 2004 85
156. Half Nelson 2006 85
157. Street Fight 2006 85
158. About Schmidt 2002 85
159. Last Letter, The 2003 85
160. Love & Diane 2003 85
161. Domestic Violence 2002 85
162. Neil Young: Heart of Gold 2006 85
163. Last Seduction, The 1994 85
164. Fargo 1996 85
165. Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 85
166. Intruder, The 2005 85
167. Iron Giant, The 1999 85
168. Atonement 2007 85
169. Host, The 2007 85
170. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988 85
171. Out of Sight 1998 85
172. Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience 2002 85
173. In the Mood for Love 2001 85
174. 24 Hour Party People 2002 85
175. Paragraph 175 2000 85
176. Circle, The 2001 85
177. Sound and Fury 2000 85
178. Since Otar Left 2004 85
179. Halloween 1978 85
180. Sling Blade 1996 84
181. Calle 54 2000 84
182. In the Shadow of the Moon 2007 84
183. Children of Men 2006 84
184. Man Without a Past, The 2003 84
185. American Movie 1999 84
186. Alexandra 2008 84
187. Bus 174 2003 84
188. Lantana 2001 84
189. Lion King, The 1994 84
190. Cinema Paradiso: The Director's Cut 2002 84
191. 49 UP 2006 84
192. Broadcast News 1987 84
193. Remains of the Day, The 1993 84
194. No Man's Land 2001 84
195. Distant 2004 84
196. Far from Heaven 2002 84
197. Terminator, The 1984 84
198. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 2002 84
199. Darwin's Nightmare 2005 84
200. Mystic River 2003 84

 

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