Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The 100 Greatest Movies of All-Time


I try to do this once a year. I have excluded documentaries and animated features. Here's where I stand now:

1. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
2. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
3. Sweet Movie (Dušan Makavejev, 1974)
4. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
5. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
6. Port of Shadows (Marcel Carne, 1938)
7. Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray, 1956)
8. Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961)
9. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
10. My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)
11. Masculin-Feminin (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966)
12. Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1962)
13. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)
14. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
16. Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman, 1955)
17. Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924)
18. Trash (Paul Morrissey, 1970)
19. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
20. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1928)
21. M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
22. Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges, 1948)
23. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959)
24. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
25. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)
26. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
27. Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)
28. Au Hazard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
29. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
30. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
31. The Man With the Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
32. Fargo (The Coen Brothers, 1996)
33. Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 1980)
34. The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel, 1974)
35. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
36. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
37. Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
38. The Scarlet Empress (Josef Von Sternberg, 1934)
39. Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985)
40. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
41. L'Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)
42. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
43. Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957)
44. Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
45. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)
46. Le Bete Humaine (Jean Renoir, 1938)
47. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)
48. Wooden Crosses (Raymond Bernard, 1932)
49. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
50. Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981)
51. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
52. The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928)
53. 3 Women (Robert Altman, 1977)
54. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
55. The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961)
56. Born on the 4th of July (Oliver Stone, 1989)
57. Le Notti Bianche (Luchino Visconti, 1957)
58. Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967)
59. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
60. Make Way For Tomorrow (Leo McCarey, 1937)
61. Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter, 1976)
62. The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur, 1943)
63. Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Eisenstein, 1938)
64. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966)
65. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968)
66. The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch, 1931)
67. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau, 1946)
68. The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973)
69. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
70. Blood for Dracula (Paul Morrissey, 1974)
71. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)
72. Pickup on South Street (Sam Fuller, 1953)
73. The Last Detail (Hal Ashby, 1973)
74. Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger, 1945)
75. The Earrings of Madame De... (Max Ophuls, 1953)
76. The Children Are Watching Us (Vittorio De Sica, 1944)
77. Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
78. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)
79. Forbidden Games (Rene Clement, 1952)
80. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
81. Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950)
82. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
83. Black Narcissus (Powell & Pressburger, 1947)
84. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
85. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969)
86. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
87. Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma, 2002)
88. Deathdream (Bob Clark, 1974)
89. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman, 1962)
90. Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica, 1946)
91. Fury (Fritz Lang, 1936)
92. L'Age D'Or (Luis Buñuel, 1930)
93. Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)
94. I Fidanzati (Ermanno Olmi, 1963)
95. This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963)
96. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977)
97. Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara, 1992)
98. WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Dušan Makavejev, 1974)
99. The Last House on the Left (Wes Craven, 1972)
100. Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932)

2 comments:

  1. My only complaint is really that I think apocalypse now should be higher. It is just shockingly good!

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  2. One of my favorites, thus the #30 ranking, lol. I would say every film on this list is shockingly GREAT.

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