Official Top 250 Narrative Feature Films

Letterboxd's Top 250 movies, based on the average weighted rating of all Letterboxd users. I removed all stand-up specials, stage plays, concert films, documentaries, shorts, 'collection listings' and other 'rarities', so only feature length narrative movies are listed here. Films should have a minimum of 5,000 ratings to be eligible to enter the list.

As a sister to this list, we also have a Top 50 films with less than 5,000 ratings, so be sure to check out the more obscure gems there!

My friend Jack Moulton made a list of Letterboxd Top 250 documentaries, go check it out!

And last but not least there is a companion piece to this list with all films that were once part of…

  • Parasite

    1

  • Come and See

    2

  • Harakiri

    3

  • The Godfather

    4

  • The Godfather: Part II

    5

  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

    6

  • Seven Samurai

    7

  • 12 Angry Men

    8

  • A Dog's Will

    9

  • Spirited Away

    10

  • High and Low

    11

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    12

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    13

  • Yi Yi

    14

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    15

  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    16

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    17

  • The Dark Knight

    18

  • GoodFellas

    19

  • Schindler's List

    20

  • Ikiru

    21

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    22

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    23

  • Central Station

    24

  • City of God

    25

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    26

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    27

  • Stalker

    28

  • There Will Be Blood

    29

  • Persona

    30

  • La Haine

    31

  • Ran

    32

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    33

  • Satantango

    34

  • Sunset Boulevard

    35

  • In the Mood for Love

    36

  • Woman in the Dunes

    37

  • The Handmaiden

    38

  • Andrei Rublev

    39

  • Tokyo Story

    40

  • Apocalypse Now

    41

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    42

  • Whiplash

    43

  • Perfect Blue

    44

  • The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

    45

  • Cinema Paradiso

    46

  • Paths of Glory

    47

  • Do the Right Thing

    48

  • Paris, Texas

    49

  • Autumn Sonata

    50

  • Princess Mononoke

    51

  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

    52

  • Rear Window

    53

  • Fanny and Alexander

    54

  • The World of Apu

    55

  • Eternity and a Day

    56

  • Le Trou

    57

  • The Apartment

    58

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    59

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    60

  • Before Sunrise

    61

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    62

  • Scenes from a Marriage

    63

  • Pulp Fiction

    64

  • The Thing

    65

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    66

  • Psycho

    67

  • Oldboy

    68

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    69

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    70

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    71

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    72

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    73

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    74

  • Before Sunset

    75

  • The Red Shoes

    76

  • Memories of Murder

    77

  • Ordet

    78

  • The Ascent

    79

  • Mirror

    80

  • Pather Panchali

    81

  • Love Exposure

    82

  • Alien

    83

  • Barry Lyndon

    84

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    85

  • I Am Cuba

    86

  • The Shining

    87

  • The Battle of Algiers

    88

  • Nights of Cabiria

    89

  • Inglourious Basterds

    90

  • City Lights

    91

  • Macario

    92

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    93

  • The Seventh Seal

    94

  • Incendies

    95

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    96

  • 8½

    97

  • Late Spring

    98

  • No Country for Old Men

    99

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    100