Go to the home page Go to the master list sorted by rank Go to the master list sorted alphabetically Go to the top films as determined by each taste Go to the master list sorted by director Go to the master list sorted by actor Go to the master list sorted by year or decade of release Go to the master list sorted by genre Go to the master list sorted by nation of origin Go to more lists of films Find alternate titles of master list films Go to lists of top films as determined by normal film fans Go to the FAQ and other essays Go to the links page Go to the site map

UPDATE COMING

I have now posted the new Master List that as an IMDb list. I still have posted the IMDb list of the losers films that appeared on the 2012-2013 edition Master List but will not appear on the next edition and the IMDb list of the films that did not appear on the 2012-2013 edition Master List but will appear on the next edition.

Note that I am tentatively referring to the next edition as the 2015-2016 edition, but I still plan to make the next update in 2016, ideally in the spring.

Welcome to the

PHI-PHENOMENON

2012/2013 Edition

Many different people have used a number of methods to determine what is the best film of all time. Some merely assert that their favorite films are the best. Others take polls. Some poll film fans; others poll critics. However, they come to many different results. Some say that Citizen Kane (1941) is the best film ever made. Others say that Star Wars (1977) or The Godfather (1972) is the best. This site combines data from hundreds of lists containing thousands of films to determine the consensus best film of all time.

This analysis does create a list of greatest films of all time (presented both by rank and alphabetically). However, this site goes beyond just one list. This site has found that there are at least three different tastes in film and looks at the favorite films of each taste. Furthermore, the films on the master list are sorted by director, actor, year and decade, genre, nation of origin, and other means. This site also includes a list of the top films according to regular film fans.

In addition to the FAQ page, there is also the Phi-Phenomenon Philosophy, which describes the assumptions used in the creation of the best film lists, a method section that explains how the lists were made, and an extensive links and references page, presenting many of the top film lists available on the internet and in print.

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