The 50 best movies of all time, according to critics on Metacritic
When film critics are the only factor taken into account for such a list, however, it's a given that the results may not reflect what's most popular.
We turned to review aggregator Metacritic for its list of the all-time greatest movies, which ranks films by their composite critical reception. The list excludes re-releases and films with less than seven total reviews on the site, so a number of classics like "The Godfather" and "Citizen Kane" are absent for lack of data, and the data skew toward contemporary movies. But it's an odd, fascinating assortment all the same.
Check out the 50 best movies of all time, according to the critics on Metacritic: