This list is purely my opinion on all the pinball machines (including some great recent Stern pinball machines) that are currently out there. These are my personal favorites, there are a lot of great games in the past few years.
- Attack From Mars : An all time classic, this game is the perfect mix of challenge and fun.
- Lord of the Rings
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- The Simpsons Pinball Party
- Iron Man : Probably the best modern short ball time game.
- Jurassic Park
- The Walking Dead
- Medieval Madness
- The Shadow
- Indiana Jones (Williams) : A game that the idea of is better than the actual game. It has some good features but isn’t the best shooting game.
- Iron Maiden
- White Water
- The Addams Family
- NBA Fast Break : Some people might be surprised to see this game this high on my list, if you’re a basketball fan this game is awesome. Most pinball fans hate sports though so most of the time this game is far down their lists.
- Fish Tales
- Corvette : What? A car game this high? I like it because it’s challenging and features multiple ways to get to the wizard mode.
- Creature from the Black Lagoon
If you’re interested in another list, I’d recommend checking out the Pinside Top 100.
Another good list is the Top 300 Pinball Machines at IPDB, but you have to register there to see them.