Top 125 Favorite Films

Making a favorite movie list is hard. You have to choose the right films, and then you have to narrow it down again. It annoys me, but it is still fun. And besides, many people love to watch other people's favorite movies list. Now, I'm not a big fan with lists. It surves no criticism whatsoever unless you explain it along the way. I'm just doing this for the entertainment of other people. Also, I just want to answer a straight answer when somebody asks me what my favorite films are. Note this, I'm not totally a main stream watcher. I watch art-house and mainstream. I am only 14 years old, which will make this list far more interesting. And I watch R-rated films too. I think it's okay to watch R-rated films at my age if you know that some of the things on the screen is bad and unrealistic. This list will change through the course of time, like every other list. If you have an opinion, in which I would love to know, leave a comment.
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1.
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
 
2.
(1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. (138 mins.)
“ Fellini taught me a lot about style and beauty for expressionism. 'La Strada' and 'La Dolce Vita', all of them were great films about expressionism. But '8 1/2' was the film that brought expressionism and a story about a troubled artist. And I love films about movies. ” - hanjhking
 
3.
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
“ I have never been impressed and amused as I was while watching 'Annie Hall'. It's the funniest and the most intelligent comedy that exists to this day. ” - hanjhking
 
4.
Modern Times (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ It's a tie with City Lights. I can never choose between the two of them. Let me just say that those two are Chaplin's masterpieces. ” - hanjhking
 
5.
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
“ Very cliched choice, amazingly great film. ” - hanjhking
 
6.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two 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
“ Delightful, funny, light-hearted and entertaining as hell, this is one of the landmarks of Hollywood entertainment. Oh, and of course, Marylin Monroe looks abolutely gorgeous. ” - hanjhking
 
7.
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
“ There's something other-worldly about it. The experience itself was an out of body experience. It's just great. ” - hanjhking
 
8.
Forrest Gump (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ This is my biggest guilty pleasure of all times. Even though it's in the top 50 on IMDB, it is still contrived and overly sentimental. It's just that this was the film that got me into watching movies. So I'll love it to the day I die. ” - hanjhking
 
9.
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.)
“ I can't belive I'm doing this, but having watched 'Notorious' and 'Vertigo' again, I have to say, 'Vertigo' was better. Consider 'Notorious' as a second favorite Hitchcock film. (Number 25 was originally Notorious) ” - hanjhking
 
10.
Raging Bull (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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
“ Scorsese is one of the most american directors. 'Taxi Driver' is another masterpiece. But 'Raging Bull' is the one that really awed me. Most of his films were about gangsters and violence. 'Raging Bull' was his best film about an actual human being. ” - hanjhking
 
11.
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
“ Like I said, I love Kubrick. And if you love Kubirck, you have to love this film. ” - hanjhking
 
12.
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
13.
Tokyo Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ Most people know who Akira Kurosawa is. And he is known for his unique use of violence in his films. Yasujiro Ozu on the other hand, is not really that well known in the mainstream as much as Kurosawa, and he is known for his humane message and calm atmosphere. Both are very different directors. But while I say that Kurosawa is better, watching and Ozu film is like going through life. And that's a amazing feeling. Oh, and 'Tokyo Story' is his best film. ” - hanjhking
 
14.
Contempt (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
15.
Fantasia (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
“ A Disney film without a plot and only visuals. It is the true example of eye-candy. Its beauty is compelling even to this day. ” - hanjhking
 
16.
Persona (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Bergman is a very hard to understand director. But the ones which were really easy to understand and psychologically thrilling were 'The Seventh Seal', 'Wild Strawberries' and 'Persona'. And 'Persona' is my favorite. ” - hanjhking
 
17.
Brazil (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Right next to Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam is one of the greatest american expressionists. 'Brazil' is the film with the great expressionism of Gilliam and the Orwellian future. ” - hanjhking
 
18.
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.)
“ The most delightful and greatest musical of all times. It was also my first musical. ” - hanjhking
 
19.
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
“ The greatest thriller of the 90's. It's also one of the greatest films that talked about evil and justice trying to talk to each other. Anthony Hopkins is absolutely great. ” - hanjhking
 
20.
Lost in Translation (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo. (101 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ We are lonely, we are sad. Sometimes, we just need another person to go through all of it. ” - hanjhking
 
21.
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 whole trilogy. I love them all, yes, even the third one. ” - hanjhking
 
22.
Ikiru (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Kurosawa is considered as the father of violence of cinema. But I like his more humane films. 'High and Low' is another great film by Kurosawa. But 'Ikiru' was the one that really left an impression on me. The last scene with the old man on the swings, just emotional. ” - hanjhking
 
23.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
“ While '8 1/2' was much more of a psychological analysis, this is the film that showed Fellini had a great taste is style. ” - hanjhking
 
24.
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
 
25.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
“ Considering the films of the 20's, this film is so shocking. And even to this day, it's still shocking. The scene where the baby troll was going down the stairs, it still frightens me. Oh god, the future of society, what the *beep*. ” - hanjhking
 
26.
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
“ One of the greatest Film-Noir films. And the ending, just the ending. I don't want to sound like a radio. But just the ending. ” - hanjhking
 
27.
The Mirror (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation. (108 mins.)
 
28.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ David Lynch has brought us the best film of the 21st century, with the greatness of a mystery thriller. ” - hanjhking
 
29.
The 400 Blows (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
“ The fact that the film is about a young adult, the film is just so relatable. ” - hanjhking
 
30.
M (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Fritz Lang is one of the greatest directors of the silent era. But if I have to admit one thing, while 'Metropolis' seemed like a great film, it just wasn't my thing. 'M' however, was one of th few silent films that I watched with a sense of suspense. ” - hanjhking
 
31.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
“ Let me simply say this, the ending. The ending. I don't want to go deeper. Just the ending. ” - hanjhking
 
32.
Yellow Submarine (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies. (90 mins.)
Director: George Dunning
“ The ultimate 'High' experience. No really. Just chew on 20 Xylitol gum and watch this movie, then you will know what I mean. ” - hanjhking
 
33.
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Fatale beauté (1994 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(28 mins.)
“ The whole 'Histoires du cinema' series is great. I'm going to consider the whole thing as one film. Because I just can't choose a favorite. ” - hanjhking
 
34.
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
“ While 'Mean Streets' wasn't perfect, Scorsese fixed the flaws in this film. ” - hanjhking
 
35.
Gates of Heaven (1978 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there. (85 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
“ The greatest documentary film in history, and one of the most mysteriously authentic american films of all times. ” - hanjhking
 
36.
Satantango (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village. (450 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
“ You think that a film is boring just because it's 4 hours long? Think again. 'Satantango', while being long as hell, has such an immensly dark and bleak atmosphere that it will absorb you into it's world, and it won't let go even when the film is over. ” - hanjhking
 
37.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ But let's stop talking about live-action Japanese films and go to anime. Here we come to Ghibli studios where they make the greatest animations of all time. I love a lot of them. 'Nausika', 'Ponyo', 'Kiki' and a whole lot more. I was thinking of choosing 'My Neighbor Totoro' or 'Grave of the Fireflies', but I chose 'Mononoke Hime' instead, just for the fact that it's totally action-packed and the images are unforgettable. ” - hanjhking
 
38.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Kubrick's my favorite director, so obviously my favorite horror film is 'The Shining'. ” - hanjhking
 
39.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
40.
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.)
“ I'm not going to talk about style or acting and whatnot. I'm just going to say, it's frigging entertaining. Sometimes, that's just enough. ” - hanjhking
 
41.
Nashville (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (159 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ I love music, I think that says enough. I don't want to go too much into the film, because it's too complex. ” - hanjhking
 
42.
Sunrise (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
43.
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany. (120 mins.)
“ One of the most depressing films about any human being ever made. And all the better for its bleak theme. ” - hanjhking
 
44.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (93 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ This is the best example of Herzog's unique use of atmosphere. ” - hanjhking
 
45.
The Aimless Bullet (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A public accountant's salary is far too small for him to even get a cavity fixed, let alone support his family... (110 mins.)
Director: Hyun Mok Yoo
“ I bet not one of you watched this film. It's just too underrated. Yet it's one of the best asian films I've seen in my whole life. ” - hanjhking
 
46.
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ While I say that 'Annie Hall' is the funniest and the most likable of his films, 'C&M' is his most thought provoking movie, that truly shows that he is one of the great admirers of Bergman and Freud. ” - hanjhking
 
47.
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.)
“ Stupid and yet smart. Simple and yet complex. This is it my friends. The king of cult movies. One of the funniest films ever made. One of the most quotable films ever made. How can you dislike a film like this? ” - hanjhking
 
48.
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
“ I watched this when I was young, and I still think it's a modern classic. ” - hanjhking
 
49.
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
 
50.
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
 
51.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ The huge landmark of art-house cinema. ” - hanjhking
 
52.
Shoah (1985 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors. (566 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann
“ One of the most mesmerizing and thought provoking films about the second World War. ” - hanjhking
 
53.
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.)
“ 'Notorious' is still great. Enough said. ” - hanjhking
 
54.
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
“ Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam War masterpiece will leave an image in your head, for the rest of your lives. It is that shocking. ” - hanjhking
 
55.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
“ You think you know the shock of this war even though you didn't experience it? You haven't seen anything yet. ” - hanjhking
 
56.
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.)
“ Right next to Chaplin, Keaton is the great master of the silent era. And of course, 'The General' is his masterpiece. ” - hanjhking
 
57.
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
“ Kubrick man. Can't get enough of him. ” - hanjhking
 
58.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military. (163 mins.)
 
59.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary steals $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.)
“ Some people say that the twist isn't original and shocking these days. The thing is that I watched this film when I was 10. So the twist is still shocking to me. ” - hanjhking
 
60.
Pinocchio (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. (88 mins.)
“ Childhood classic. ” - hanjhking
 
61.
Woodstock (1970 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival. (184 mins.)
“ Personally, I find the 70's as the great decade for music, and this film is like heaven for people like me. ” - hanjhking
 
62.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ Some might not watch it because of the fact that it's 90 years old. But what people don't know is that the film is one of the most haunting masterpieces in cinema history. ” - hanjhking
 
63.
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
“ If the Patton speech was about violence, Chaplin was about peace. He didn't want to analyze the character, he simply wanted to say that the whole thing is wrong. ” - hanjhking
 
64.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ A film about a man and a boy, love, friendship, nostalghia and cinema. ” - hanjhking
 
65.
The Searchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ The best western with the best western actor with the best western director. ” - hanjhking
 
66.
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer. (138 mins.)
“ Right next to 'The Red Shoes', this one of the best mysteriously haunting ballets. ” - hanjhking
 
67.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a preteen girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ The greatest out of body experience I had with a horror film. ” - hanjhking
 
68.
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history. (163 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
69.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ The landmark of holiday classics. ” - hanjhking
 
70.
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
“ The delightful classic Hollywood movie. ” - hanjhking
 
71.
Eraserhead (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ And if 'Nostalghia' is a beautiful dream, 'Eraserhead' is the ultimate nightmare. ” - hanjhking
 
72.
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. (133 mins.)
“ There's a sense of mystery in the air. Why does the character do what she did in the end? Why is the ballet more like a horror film than a beautifully choreographed dance? These questions linger in my head, never being answered. Little do I know that this film already answered me, that there is no answer. It's all in the mystery of the style. ” - hanjhking
 
73.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a alter-ego devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more... (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ It was the twist and the entertainment value. ” - hanjhking
 
74.
My Fair Lady (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society. (170 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ OH, what a delight. The music, Audrey Hepburn, the colors. Truly it is a happy movie. ” - hanjhking
 
75.
If.... (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England. (111 mins.)
“ One of the few Palme' Dor winners that are entertaining as hell. And of course the social commentary about the fallen society and troubled teenagers, blah blah blah. Hell, it has Malcom Mcdowell shooting guns at teacher and students. That's enough for me. ” - hanjhking
 
76.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge 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
“ I'm sorry, but I can't help it. I'm just such a fanboy. ” - hanjhking
 
77.
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
“ If 'Some Like it Hot' was his greatest comedy, this was his greatest drama. ” - hanjhking
 
78.
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
“ It's not really about Mozart, but about Salieri, and his hate for Mozart, but his love for his music. ” - hanjhking
 
79.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
“ I thought film-noir died in the late 40's. Then this film comes and says 'DAMN NO'. ” - hanjhking
 
80.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 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
 
81.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
“ The most authentic yet haunting movie I have ever seen. ” - hanjhking
 
82.
Le Boucher (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town. (93 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
“ It all comes down to one question. 'Why?' ” - hanjhking
 
83.
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
 
84.
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.)
 
85.
Nostalgia (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through... (125 mins.)
“ We invision this film in our dreams. Watching it is dreaming. ” - hanjhking
 
86.
Belle de Jour (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (101 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
“ One of the most erotic films I have ever seen. Screw 'Basic Instinct', this film is sexy and artistic. ” - hanjhking
 
87.
L'Avventura (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other. (143 mins.)
“ We must all know, that sex is difficult to know. ” - hanjhking
 
88.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ 'Singin in the Rain' was such a cliched choice even though I can justify it. So why don't we go with a underrated film by the mainstream. The best Minelli film. Sing it with me! 'Clang Clang Clang went the trolleyyyy....' ” - hanjhking
 
89.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
“ It was Gregory Peck's performance. That was simply enough. ” - hanjhking
 
90.
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
“ 40's hollywood-noir is an absolutely great genre. John Houston's best film is one of the most excellent examples of the genre. ” - hanjhking
 
91.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. (184 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
92.
The Last Picture Show (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally. (118 mins.)
“ I think it's a very catharthic film for me. Whenever I feel sad and depressed, I watch this film to release all of my sadness. And it works? Is that gay? ” - hanjhking
 
93.
Late Spring (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father. (108 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
94.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
95.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
96.
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.)
“ The most entertaining of the Hitchcock anthology. ” - hanjhking
 
97.
Pandora's Box (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
 
98.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
“ The whole trilogy. It's imperfect without the other. ” - hanjhking
 
99.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
100.
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