Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films

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Who better to judge the best movies of all time than the people who make them? Studio chiefs, Oscar winners and TV royalty all were surveyed as The Hollywood Reporter publishes its first definitive entertainment-industry ranking of cinema's most superlative.

Is it wrong to already declare this the No. 1 movie list of all time?

After all, there are other movie lists. Lots and lots of others. So many lists, you couldn't list them all. But this is the first to ask the entertainment industry itself to pick its choices for the best pictures ever made. In May, THR sent an online ballot all over town — to every studio, agency, publicity firm and production house on either side of the 405. Not everybody was initially thrilled to participate.

"I reject the idea," Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told THR. "To me, it's the equivalent of having a party-size bag of Nacho Doritos, then being told to eat only five." In the end, though, he sent in his favorites (one of which is 1961's Yojimbo), as did a total of 2,120 industry members, including Fox chief Jim Gianopulos, Disney's Alan Horn, director Gary Ross, producer Frank Marshall, Warners' Sue Kroll, agent Robert Newman, attorney John Burke, filmmaker John Singleton and many more. These are the results: the greatest movies ever made, according to Hollywood.

There are some surprises here. It's a far more commercial list than the usual critics' picks. Who knew, for instance, that Back to the Future would get more love than Lawrence of Arabia? There also are shocking omissions — The 400 Blows, La Dolce Vita, The Gold Rush and dozens of other undeniably great films. And there are interesting differences of opinion along professional divides: Directors, writers and agents all agreed on their choice for the greatest movie ever (hint: It rhymes with "Schmodfather"), while cinematographers chose 2001: A Space Odyssey and entertainment lawyers, the big softies, picked The Shawshank Redemption.

But keep in mind, movie lists aren't forever. As Michael Bay points out, "Your favorite film could change every day."

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/best-hollywood-movies-all-time-818512

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  1. 1 new

    The Godfather

    1972, in 42 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 37 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 39 top lists Check
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 24 top lists Check
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    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 38 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 39 top lists Check
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    The Godfather Part II

    1974, in 32 top lists Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 30 top lists Check
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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 45 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 35 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977, in 40 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future

    1985, in 25 top lists Check
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981 — a.k.a. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, in 29 top lists Check
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    Forrest Gump

    1994, in 25 top lists Check
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 31 top lists Check
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 18 top lists Check
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    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 37 top lists Check
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    Annie Hall

    1977, in 34 top lists Check
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    Goodfellas

    1990, in 31 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 33 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 31 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 36 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 29 top lists Check
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    The Sound of Music

    1965, in 25 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 37 top lists Check
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    The Breakfast Club

    1985, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Graduate

    1967, in 29 top lists Check
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    Blade Runner

    1982, in 36 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 35 top lists Check
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    The Princess Bride

    1987, in 19 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 25 top lists Check
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    Fargo

    1996, in 26 top lists Check
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    American Beauty

    1999, in 25 top lists Check
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    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 37 top lists Check
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986, in 11 top lists Check
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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 37 top lists Check
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    1989, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Shining

    1980, in 28 top lists Check
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    Fight Club

    1999, in 19 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 39 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 30 top lists Check
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    Toy Story

    1995, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Matrix

    1999, in 30 top lists Check
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    Titanic

    1997, in 25 top lists Check
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    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 28 top lists Check
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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 35 top lists Check
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    The Usual Suspects

    1995, in 24 top lists Check
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    Rear Window

    1954, in 31 top lists Check
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    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 23 top lists Check
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