My Top 1000 Feature Length Narrative US/UK Films of All Time (Updated for 2014)

In 1912 the first US feature film to be shown in its entirety was H. A. Spanuth's five-reel production of Oliver Twist. One hundred years later feature length narrative films are still going strong. Here are the top 1,000 feature length narrative films from the US/UK from 1912-2011. (Now including films from 2012-2015)
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1.
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.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Profound American saga. The lines of dialogue have been forever embedded into the American culture and film discourse. Never before has a film brought us so close to the characters and lifestyles of a crime family. Unforgettable performances, shocking violence with twists and turns along the brilliant storyline, rich look and much more make this a legendary film. ” - creekin111
 
2.
Citizen Kane (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) The foundation for most modern film techniques. The most innovative and groundbreaking film ever made. A whirlwind of time lapses, flashbacks and flash-forwards all fall tightly into place like a finished puzzle. Orson Welles does it all and more. And who could forget Gregg Toland's completely unique gorgeous black and white cinematography. ” - creekin111
 
3.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Easily the greatest Hollywood film about Hollywood ever made. A very powerfully disturbing performance by Swanson. Billy Wilder's direction is nothing short of genius. Striking music score also one of the most influential of all time. An amazingly sharp and witty script that is the very peak of noirish film making. ” - creekin111
 
4.
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.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Doesn't skip a beat from Part 1. Seamlessly expands the epic saga into a much larger scope. So much more is learned and expanded about the remaining characters. Conflicting situations are intensified and pushed beyond their pressure points along with very intriguing developments make this arguably the best sequel of all time. ” - creekin111
 
5.
Casablanca (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Like a fine bottle of perfectly aged wine, its complexities are seemingly endless and ageless. A surrounding conflict at its most intense fast paced exhilaration amidst the smoke, colorful characters, intrigue, shadows and euphonious music lies one of the greatest romances of all time. Most likely the best dialogue ever in a film. ” - creekin111
 
6.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Emotional, powerful and shocking scenes throughout. Fiennes plays one of the greatest villains of all time. ” - creekin111
 
7.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) An American classic that works perfectly as a comedy and a dramatic story. A great broad range of characters. A great commentary on mental institutions. ” - creekin111
 
8.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) This is the epitome of the Hollywood epic. The most memorable female lead ever. Astonishingly gorgeous Technicolor. Grandly produced, impeccably directed. Among all the war conflicts, beautiful scenery and costumes the great love story is the real draw to this Civil War romance. ” - creekin111
 
9.
All About Eve (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) One of the greatest scripts ever and the best film with a female majority cast. ” - creekin111
 
10.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ (****+ Stars, A Grade)Absolutely insane situations, witty dialogue and the gimp. Defined the 90s film at the peak of the indie movement. Quentin Tarantino became a household name. ” - creekin111
 
11.
Chinatown (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ (****+ Stars, A Grade) Neo-noir done with great skill and craft. Fascinating character piece done with depth and intrigue. ” - creekin111
 
12.
On the Waterfront (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ (****+ Stars, A Grade) One of the most influential performances by any actor, Brando emerges as one of the greatest method actors ever. ” - creekin111
 
13.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) An epic film treasure that is powerful and charging on all cylinders. The best looking film of the 20th century also applies narrative techniques to its greatest use. Rousing music score with meticulous direction by Lean along with moving performances paints a harsh and vast landscape of the desert. Doesn't get much better than this. ” - creekin111
 
14.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) A non-stop exciting romp from beginning to end! Never lets up yet doesn't get tiring for a second. A really fun movie that only gets more exhilarating as it goes along. Incredible chase sequences, action scenes make this the greatest action/adventure film ever made. ” - creekin111
 
15.
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
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) The ultimate 'what if' fantasy that became a Christmas tradition. A provocative and poignant theme. Shows how each and every individual's existence is meaningful. Cleverly shows you how one single person can make such a big difference. Perhaps Jimmy Stewart's best performance. ” - creekin111
 
16.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) As a musical or fantasy, it can’t get much better than this. Songs will be remembers from generation to generation. Astonishing imagery with probably the most brilliant use of color. The memorable character can't be forgotten how well each actor held up to the role. A historical technical triumph. ” - creekin111
 
17.
12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Simple, yet extremely thought provoking about the prejudices of the American jury system. A great character stage play with wonderful performances all around. ” - creekin111
 
18.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) The most exciting movie ever made. Ground shattering technical triumph. Shook the foundation of the sci-fi genre with a 9.8 on the Richter scale. Perhaps the greatest music score of all time. Perhaps the greatest modern mythology of our time. Literally created an entire universe with bizarre creatures and fantastic epic events. Rip-roaring from beginning to end. ” - creekin111
 
19.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Still to this day it has perhaps the greatest twist of all time. What no other director would dare to put on screen Hitchcock does with surprising bluntness. He pushes the envelope beyond what horror has only hinted at before. Totally legitimized the genre. Unforgettable shocking famous shower scene. ” - creekin111
 
20.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. (201 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Grand conclusion to the greatest trilogy of all time. More battle scenes to fill all 3 movies. Cinematography, editing, sound, sets, costumes all uniquely crafted. Peter Jackson took a monumental risk adapting this mythology to the big screen and it paid off big time. ” - creekin111
 
21.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Fascinating sports/bio pic that’s a great study for aesthetic violence. One of the greatest and devoted lead performances. An absolutely riveting portrayal of a boxer consumed with anger, pride and fear. Beautifully shot in black and white. Scorsese's best film. ” - creekin111
 
22.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Hitchcock does so much with so little space. Its not an easy task to keep the audience's attention just from the point of view of one tiny apartment room for the entire film. ” - creekin111
 
23.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Brilliant satire with perhaps the greatest comic performance ever. ” - creekin111
 
24.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Most exciting war scene ever! Shows the insanity of war. Amazing cinematography. ” - creekin111
 
25.
It Happened One Night (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story. (105 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Cleverly written comedy that inspired many subsequent movies of its kind but never equaled. ” - creekin111
 
26.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Greatest POW movie ever made could also be said the same for any war adventure. Fantastic strong performances all around. Extremely intriguing and provocative conflicts. An absolutely draw dropping end that is perhaps the greatest of all time. Jolly good show! ” - creekin111
 
27.
Rebecca (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. (130 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Richly dark atmospheric tale. Top notch production and one of Hitchcock's best. ” - creekin111
 
28.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) An unforgettable social commentary about the injustices during the time before the civil rights movement. Arguably the greatest heroic main character. ” - creekin111
 
29.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Hysterical, highly entertaining and extremely quotable. Set the tone for violent crime films of the 90's. Pesci is amazing. ” - creekin111
 
30.
Double Indemnity (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Great lines are spitted out at rapid pace just enough for you to soak in the amazing dialogue. The definition of film noir. ” - creekin111
 
31.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) One of the greatest acted films of all time. Worthy adaptation of the classic play. ” - creekin111
 
32.
Amadeus (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Beautiful costume (somewhat-historical) drama that is also funny, thoughtful and tragic. ” - creekin111
 
33.
Sunrise (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Romantic groundbreaking sound film with many sweet moments. Mesmerizing visual design for its time. ” - creekin111
 
34.
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) No remake can possibly improve upon this adaptation of Steinbeck’s classic novel. A brilliantly directed film. ” - creekin111
 
35.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Marilyn Monroe is an amazing screen presence. Funny subtle sexual innuendos cleverly done. Great opening scene. ” - creekin111
 
36.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) First part of the epic fantasy trilogy is a true imagining of the book. A technically sound film from every aspect. Fantastic special effects and memorable film score. One of the great conceived worlds put on film. McKellan adds a great presence to his role. ” - creekin111
 
37.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) An absolute must for political students. Stewart's final speech at the end of the film transcends the medium. ” - creekin111
 
38.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Script was pure poetry. Powerfully and effectively shuffles back and forth between loss and hope like no film ever has done before. Engrossing from beginning to end with a surprising twist. Shows the enduring nature of the human spirit. Aria scene is one of the best of all time. ” - creekin111
 
39.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) My favorite line of all time. DeNiro establishes himself as one of the great American Actors. ” - creekin111
 
40.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Scene after scene brings about a new twist or turn. The best film about greed. ” - creekin111
 
41.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) A ballet of visual poetry. Amazing imagination and a great hidden villain. Groundbreaking special effects. ” - creekin111
 
42.
High Noon (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Real time film that builds up tension like no other film. Great editing and direction. Gary Cooper plays one of the greatest heroic characters ever. ” - creekin111
 
43.
City Lights (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically. (87 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Charlie Chaplin's signature film. Has more heart than any other comedy ever made and easily the funniest boxing scene of all time. ” - creekin111
 
44.
The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Memorable zither score. Harry Lime is one of the greatest supporting characters ever. Borgias quote is one of my favorites. One of the great film noirs. ” - creekin111
 
45.
The Apartment (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Among my favorite romantic films ever made. Great sympathetic lead role by Lemmon. ” - creekin111
 
46.
Annie Hall (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Could be the most intelligent witty script ever. Extremely quotable with an array of quirky characters with an absolutely hilarious scene with Christopher Walken. A totally unconventional comedy that is brimming with inventive ideas and techniques. The quintessential Woody Allen film. ” - creekin111
 
47.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Probably the most memorable villain of all time with such a small amount of screen time. Great ending. ” - creekin111
 
48.
North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Grant and Hitchcock make a classic combination. Great editing and the famous airplane crop dusting scene. The quintessential mistaken identity thriller. ” - creekin111
 
49.
The Great Dictator (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
50.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Legendary sequel that expanded the mythology with a surprising dark turn. ” - creekin111
 
51.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) The greatest Hollywood husband wife sideshow emotional boxing match of all time. ” - creekin111
 
52.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Poignant anti-war film with strong emotions, decades ahead of its time. ” - creekin111
 
53.
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.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Hollywood musical that deserves its due credit. Has only grown in notoriety over time. An ingenious spin on the end of the silent era. Impeccable choreography and surprisingly hilarious. All songs are great and who could forget the legendary dance sequence. ” - creekin111
 
54.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Established film noir as a genre. Classic detective character matches his wits with great conniving villains. ” - creekin111
 
55.
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.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Some of the sequels were memorable, but this is clearly the best one. Probably the most inspiring and uplifting underdog sports stories. ” - creekin111
 
56.
Vertigo (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) A prime example of Hitchcock’s genius as a master craftsman. A very haunting movie experience. Arguably the best mystery film of all time that goes deep into the human psyche. As the story gets deeper and deeper the more it draws you in. Its the type of story that keeps you guessing right up until the shocking conclusion. ” - creekin111
 
57.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
 
58.
The General (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Every scene has a different comedic twist that keeps you guessing what will happen. Buster Keaton the stone faced actor perfects his craft. ” - creekin111
 
59.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. (172 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Classic post war film with a very special moving supporting performance. ” - creekin111
 
60.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a part-time sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) You’ll never swim the same again… even in the tub. Decision to reveal the monster until more than halfway through pays off extremely effectively. ” - creekin111
 
61.
The Hustler (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
62.
Stagecoach (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. (96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Thrilling modern western that introduced the Wayne/Ford duo. Great characterization piece. ” - creekin111
 
63.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In future Britain, Alex DeLarge, a charismatic and psycopath delinquent, who likes to practice crimes and ultra-violence with his gang, is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. (136 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Great adaptation of a classic book and my second favorite rendition of Singin’ in the Rain. ” - creekin111
 
64.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. (112 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) One of the most quick witted comedies of the Hollywood Golden Age. Legendary talent in top form. ” - creekin111
 
65.
Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
66.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Best war scene ever. So far probably the best combination of sound and sound editing ever. Really puts you inside the action. ” - creekin111
 
67.
The Sting (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Star studded cast with every aspect of production at a top notch level. ” - creekin111
 
68.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
69.
Modern Times (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Chaplin’s final appearance as ‘The Tramp’ fittingly ends. Funny commentary about our age. ” - creekin111
 
70.
Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Best race scene and one of my favorite music scores. Absolutely gorgeous cinematography. ” - creekin111
 
71.
Notorious (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 mins.)
 
72.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. (179 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) The second installment not only doesn't disappoint but starts right where it left off with an incredible beginning. Amazing visual effects and creature creations. The first real success at a computer generated character. Thrilling final battle sequence. ” - creekin111
 
73.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
 
74.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
 
75.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Half great war film, half great ‘coming home’ film. Infamous Russian Roulette scene. ” - creekin111
 
76.
The African Queen (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Bogey and Katherine Hepburn form a classic unorthodox relationship in this great adventure film. Bogey's best performance. ” - creekin111
 
77.
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch. (45 mins.)
Director: Buster Keaton
 
78.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Arguably the slickest of the neo-noir films. Filled to the brim with solid performances. ” - creekin111
 
79.
The Graduate (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Great soundtrack and revolutionary directing. Mike Nichols brings a totally fresh new style perfectly suited for the subject matter. Hilariously awkward situations and the sexual frankness keeps in faith with the new wave movement of the 1960's. Best first date scene ever. ” - creekin111
 
80.
Laura (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. (88 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
81.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Very appropriate ‘D-day’ film. Lancaster beach make-out scene, is a Hollywood trademark. ” - creekin111
 
82.
La La Land (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. (128 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
83.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) A film that embraces a new spin on visitors from another planet. A heart as big as a film can possibly contain. A wonderfully touching story of the most unlikely friendships ever conceived. Spielberg really knows how to tug at the emotional strings of the audience. Fantastic music score. ” - creekin111
 
84.
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
 
85.
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
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Highly involving compelling political mystery film. Highly intellectual film. ” - creekin111
 
86.
The Gold Rush (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Hilarious set gags and situations still hold up just as well today as it did then. Famous dancing dinner roll scene. ” - creekin111
 
87.
The Red Shoes (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. (134 mins.)
 
88.
Gravity (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
89.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
90.
Unforgiven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
91.
Mary Poppins (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A magical nanny helps bring the two children she's in charge of closer to their father through songs and magical adventures. (139 mins.)
 
92.
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) The MONSTER of all monster movies. Groundbreaking special effects and effective to this day. ” - creekin111
 
93.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
94.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case? (160 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
95.
The King's Speech (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
96.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
 
97.
Duck Soup (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale. (68 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Nobody is better at sight gags than the Marx brothers. Goofiness and satire make a hilarious mix. ” - creekin111
 
98.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Funny and sharply written buddy western with great chemistry. The best of its kind. ” - creekin111
 
99.
American Beauty (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) A psychological study of what lies behind the white picket fence. ” - creekin111
 
100.
Paths of Glory (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ (***** Stars, A+ Grade) Strong drama that takes a cynical look at the harsh realities of war. ” - creekin111