All Time Top 250± Favorite Movies & Film Series (Chronological Listing of All Films Rated 9/10 & 10/10)

This is a chronological listing (by year of release) of my All-Time Favorite Movies & Film Series - which is in the ballpark of 250 films depending on how they are counted. This list includes every title I have rated as either a 10 out of a possible 10 (10/10) or 9 out of a possible 10 (9/10). Current "Honorable Mention" 8/10 titles which are on the verge of possibly being promoted to a 9/10 and added to this list, and current 9/10 titles on the verge of possibly being demoted to an 8/10 and dropped from the list, are included in a footnote at the end of this list.

Over the past half century I have seen about ±3,600 theatrically released, non-documentary, feature length films. Of those:
• ±2.2% = 10/10 rating
• ±5.4% = 9/10 rating
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• ±7.6% rated 9/10 or 10/10 (films in this list)

Also, of these ±3,600 films:
• ±220 or so (±6.2%) = silent movies
• ±300 or so (±8.5%) = foreign language films

Some film series are broken up to show each title individually within the list (i.e. Godfather, Three Colors trilogy). Other film series are designated with only a single list entry corresponding (usually) to the first film of the series - with all of the additional films within the series listed ONLY within the descriptive note for the representative film (i.e. Thin Man, Andy Hardy, Beach Party, Harry Potter, Bourne trilogy, The Up Series). As noted within a footnote at the end of this list, if all film series are broken up into individual titles, this list would include over 290 individual titles.  

With the exception of a few titles addressed below, all titles within this list are theatrically released, feature length narrative films. However, the following TV Movies, TV Mini-Series, and Documentaries are films of such a high caliber and/or films I have fallen in love with - criteria which compel me to include them in this list because it doesn't feel right to exclude them on a technicality:
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• Mandela and de Klerk (1997 TV Movie)
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• Rich Man, Poor Man (1976 TV Mini-Series)
• Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)
• Dekalog (1989 TV Mini-Series)
• From the Earth to the Moon (1998 TV Mini-Series)
• John Adams (2008 TV Mini-Series)
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• The Up Series (1964-present Documentaries)
• A Brief History of Time (1991 Documentary)
• What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004 Documentary)
• Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010 Documentary)
• To Be Takei (2014 Documentary)
• Life Itself (2014 Documentary)
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It is important to note that my ratings are based on how much I 'love' the movie & thus do not necessarily include films which I might consider the 'greatest' movies or the 'best' movies I have seen because I don't necessarily want to see something like 'Schindler's List' over & over again. This also means there are numerous guilty pleasures listed which I unapologetically admit to loving and watching repeatedly. An explanation of how I rate movies, & why I group films into film series, is provided within a lengthy footnote at the end of this list.

Here is a link to my All Time Top 60± Favorite Movies & Film Series, a list which focuses on my absolute favorites of the titles included within this list beginning with my all-time favorite film.
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1.
The Doll (1919)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Because the Baron of Chanterelle wants to preserve his family line, he forces his timid nephew Lancelot to choose one of the village maidens to wed... (48 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
2.
The Kid (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. (68 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
3.
The Freshman (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus. (76 mins.)
 
4.
My Best Girl (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Joe Merrill, son of the millionaire owner of a chain of 5 and 10 cent stores, poses as Joe Grant, and... (80 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor
 
5.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. (110 mins.)
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
 
6.
Beggars of Life (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond... (100 mins.)
 
7.
Little Women (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War... (115 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ ◊ 'LITTLE WOMEN' FILMS ◊
(the original & 2 remakes comprises this favorite)
(the 1st of 3 films)
(the 2 sequels are also listed separately)
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Little Women (1933)
Little Women (1949)
Little Women (1994)
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8.
Les Misérables (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense. (281 mins.)
Director: Raymond Bernard
 
9.
The Thin Man (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
“ ◊ 'THE THIN MAN' FILM SERIES ◊
(the entire film series comprises this favorite)
(the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list)
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The Thin Man (1934)
After the Thin Man (1936)
Another Thin Man (1939)
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
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10.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. (90 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
11.
My Man Godfrey (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. (94 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
12.
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his... (91 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
“ ◊ 'JUDGE HARDY FAMILY/ANDY HARDY' FILM SERIES ◊
Note: 4th film of series shown to provide representative cover
(the entire film series - 16 films - comprises this favorite)
(the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list)
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(Addendum IMDb List with all 16 Films + 2 Shorts)
Judge Hardy Family/Andy Hardy Film Series (1937-1958)
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A Family Affair (1937)
You're Only Young Once (1937)
Judge Hardy's Children (1938)
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
Out West with the Hardys (1938)
The Hardys Ride High (1939)
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)
Judge Hardy and Son (1939)
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)
Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)
The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)
Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)
Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958)
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13.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
14.
The Major and the Minor (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth. (100 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
15.
Random Harvest (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life. (126 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
16.
Twice Blessed (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Stephanie and Terry are two identical twins who have been split up since their parents divorced seven years before... (76 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
“ WEBSITE FOR "TWICE BLESSED" MOVIE POSTER
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17.
Great Expectations (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
18.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
19.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
20.
Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity. (105 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
21.
Little Women (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- struggle to make ends meet in their New England household... (122 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ ◊ 'LITTLE WOMEN' FILMS ◊
(the original & 2 remakes comprises this favorite)
(the 2nd of 3 films)
(the original and 2nd sequel are also listed separately)
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Little Women (1933)
Little Women (1949)
Little Women (1994)
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22.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
23.
Pather Panchali (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ ◊ THE 'APU TRILOGY' ◊
(the entire trilogy comprises this favorite)
(the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list)
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Pather Panchali (1955)
(aka "Song Of The Little Road")
Aparajito (1956)
(aka "The Unvanquished")
Apur Sansar (1959)
(aka "The World of Apu")
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24.
Mon Oncle (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings. (117 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
25.
Inherit the Wind (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
26.
Wild River (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her. (110 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
27.
The Virgin Spring (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
28.
The Parent Trap (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents. (129 mins.)
Director: David Swift
“ ◊ 'THE PARENT TRAP' FILMS ◊
(the original & remake comprises this favorite)
(the 1st of 2 films)
(the remake is also listed separately)
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The Parent Trap (1961)
The Parent Trap (1998)
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29.
The Miracle Worker (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate. (106 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
30.
Beach Party (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini. (101 mins.)
Director: William Asher
“ ◊ 'BEACH PARTY' FILM SERIES ◊
(the entire film series comprises this favorite)
(the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list)
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Beach Party (1963)
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Bikini Beach (1964)
Pajama Party (1964)
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Ski Party (1965)
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
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31.
Seven Up! (1964 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects... (39 mins.)
Director: Paul Almond
“ ◊ 'THE UP SERIES' DOCUMENTARIES ◊
(the entire film series comprises this favorite)
(the other titles are NOT shown separately in this list)
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Director: Michael Apted (from "14 Up" to present)

On "7 Up", Michael Apted is officially credited as "researcher", but also served as assistant to director Paul Almond, & (most importantly) was involved in selecting the children - something which helped form the foundation of the life long bonds between him and the children for all of the remaining films which he directed.
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07 Up (1964)
(aka "Seven Up!")
14 Up (1970)
(aka "7 Plus Seven")
21 Up (1977)
28 Up (1985)
35 Up (1991)
42 Up (1998)
49 Up (2005)
56 Up (2012)

• 63 Up (2019)
- Potentially (Director Apted age 77/78)
• 70 Up (2026)
- Potentially (Director Apted age 84/85)

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32.
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A "typical" day in the life of The Beatles, including many of their famous songs. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
 
33.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
 
34.
Playtime (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
35.
The Emigrants (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden)... (191 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
“ ◊ 'THE EMIGRANTS/NEW LAND' DUOLOGY ◊
(both parts of 2-part film comprises this favorite)
(the 1st of 2 films)
(part 2 is also listed separately)
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The Emigrants (1971)
The New Land (1972)
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36.
The New Land (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of an immigrant family from Sweden in the Minnesota's forests, during mid 19th century (204 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
“ ◊ 'THE EMIGRANTS/NEW LAND' DUOLOGY ◊
(both parts of 2-part film comprises this favorite)
(the 2nd of 2 films)
(part 1 is also listed separately)
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The Emigrants (1971)
The New Land (1972)
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37.
The Godfather (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. (175 mins.)
“ ◊ 'THE GODFATHER' TRILOGY ◊
(the entire trilogy comprises this favorite)
(the other titles are also shown individually in this list)
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The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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38.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier. (108 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
39.
American Graffiti (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
40.
Scenes from a Marriage (1973 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage... (283 mins.)
“ Director: Ingmar Bergman

◊ 'SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE' DUOLOGY ◊
(the original & sequel comprises this favorite)
(the sequel is NOT shown separately in this list)
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Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Saraband (2003)
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41.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
“ ◊ 'THE GODFATHER' TRILOGY ◊
(the entire trilogy series comprises this favorite)
(the other titles are also shown individually in this list)
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The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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42.
Swept Away (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary. (116 mins.)
 
43.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles. (91 mins.)
 
44.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
45.
All the President's Men (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
46.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
 
47.
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An examination of the trials and tribulations of the Jordache family, from the period following World War II to the late 1960s. (60 mins.)
“ TV MINI-SERIES
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48.
Greased Lightning (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Schultz
 
49.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A collection of animated shorts based on the stories and characters by A. A. Milne. (74 mins.)
 
50.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (570 mins.)
“ TV MINI-SERIES
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51.
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death. (114 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
52.
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire. (101 mins.)
 
53.
Animal House (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him. (109 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
54.
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they... (119 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
55.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world. (112 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
56.
The Villain (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
"Cactus" Jack Slade (Douglas) is the meanest bad man in the west or so he thinks. When a bank robbery goes awry... (89 mins.)
Director: Hal Needham
 
57.
Life of Brian (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. (94 mins.)
Director: Terry Jones
 
58.
North Dallas Forty (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s. (119 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
59.
The Great Santini (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot. (115 mins.)
 
60.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (133 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
61.
Time Bandits (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time traveling dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. (116 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
62.
Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
 
63.
Stripes (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun. (106 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
64.
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
65.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
66.
Gandhi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
67.
The Big Chill (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends. (105 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
68.
A Christmas Story (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
69.
Flashdance (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
70.
The Meaning of Life (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way. (107 mins.)
 
71.
The Right Stuff (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
72.
Blame It on Rio (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Best friends and their daughters holiday in Rio only for one to fall for the other's daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
73.
Footloose (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (107 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
74.
The Natural (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent. (138 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
75.
Racing with the Moon (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends. (108 mins.)
 
76.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
77.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/11 X  
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
78.
Back to the Future (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
79.
Mischief (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1956, the shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school... (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski
 
80.
Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
81.
Silverado (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town. (133 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
82.
About Last Night... (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. (113 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
83.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
84.
Highlander (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize". (116 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
85.
Jean de Florette (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. (120 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ ◊'JEAN DE FLORETTE/MANON DES SOURCES' DUOLOGY◊
(both parts of 2-part film comprises this favorite)
(the 1st of 2 films)
(part 2 is also listed separately)
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• Jean de Florette (1986)
• Manon of the Spring (1986)
------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------- ” - LCW-Movies
 
86.
Manon of the Spring (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. (113 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ ◊'JEAN DE FLORETTE/MANON DES SOURCES' DUOLOGY◊
(both parts of 2-part film comprises this favorite)
(the 2nd of 2 films)
(part 1 is also listed separately)
------------------------------------------------------------
• Jean de Florette (1986)
• Manon of the Spring (1986)
------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------- ” - LCW-Movies
 
87.
Sacrifice (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return. (149 mins.)
 
88.
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after. (102 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
89.
Broadcast News (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly. (133 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
90.
The Princess Bride (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (98 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
91.
Big (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. (104 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
92.
Coming to America (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An extremely pampered African prince travels to Queens, New York City, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
93.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
94.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross. (164 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
95.
Running on Empty (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
96.
Stealing Home (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood... (98 mins.)
 
97.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. (90 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
98.
Parenthood (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. (124 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
99.
Say Anything... (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college. (100 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
100.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (96 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner