The 50 best movies of all time, according to critics
Many of the notable lists that rank the greatest movies of all time — like the American Film Institute's "100 Years ... 100 Movies" from 1998 — have enlisted thousands of movie-industry names to come up with a consensus on established classics.
When film critics are the only factor taken into account for such a list, however, the results skew in unexpected directions.
To find out which films have been the most critically acclaimed over time, we turned to the reviews aggregator Metacritic for this ranking, which scores films by their composite critical reception.
The resulting list includes modern masterpieces, like "Moonlight" and "Pan's Labyrinth," in contention with classics like "The Godfather."
Here are the 50 best movies of all time, according to the critics on Metacritic: