500 Best Movies List

This is my list of 500 best movies. These films are purely my own opinion.

The first 2 movies in this list are my favorite movies of all time. The rest, I can't really rank, so I have them in alphabetical order, as well as chronological order for some.
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1.
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.)
“ Everything about this movie is perfect. It's frightening, funny, dramatic, has everyman characters, and a damn good ending. And it's the movie that's inspired me to be a filmmaker, so it's definitely a life-changer.

JAWS has a 98% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
2.
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
“ Frank Darabont's greatest film ever. It reminds us that hope is alive even in the most horrid of places. It's the blueprint for great screenwriting, and it's a movie I can watch over and over again and never get bored with.

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION has an 90% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
3.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
4.
Adam's Rib (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband. (101 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ A funny, but exciting look at the conflict of husband and wife working the same case, but defending different people. How perfect Tracy and Hepburn were together.

ADAM'S RIB has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
5.
Adaptation. (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen. (114 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ Great writing. Funny. Thought-provoking.

ADAPTATION. has a 91% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
6.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (115 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ A sweet love story. Ending made me tear up.

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER has a 65% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
7.
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
“ You definitely have to suspend your disbelief, but Bogart and Hepburn are absolutely marvelous.

THE AFRICAN QUEEN has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
8.
Agnes of God (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When a naive novice nun is discovered with a dead newborn in her convent quarters, a court-appointed psychiatrist investigates her case. (98 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
“ It'll stay with you soon even after the credits roll. Jane Fonda, the late Anne Bancroft, and Meg Tilly knocked it out of the park.

AGNES OF GOD has (unfortunately) a 53% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
9.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ The first will always be the best. What makes the film as good as it is is the claustrophobia and the strong script. It may not have characters you can really identify with, but it's got enough uncomfortable tension to keep you invested from beginning to end.

ALIEN has a 96% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
10.
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.)
“ One of the best written movies ever made.

ALL ABOUT EVE has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
11.
All About My Mother (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela. (101 mins.)
“ A bitter sweet movie. Wonderfully acted and incredibly written.

TODO SOBRE MI MADRE has a 98% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
12.
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
“ One of the greatest anti-war films made ever.

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT has a 97% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
13.
All That Jazz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ I had no idea Roy Scheider could do that. Best musical version of 8 1/2 I've ever seen.

ALL THAT JAZZ has an 87% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
14.
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers. (89 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
“ A wonderful love story that will make you cry.

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS has a 92% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
15.
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
“ Very intricate. Hoffman and Redford at their finest.

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
16.
Alphaville (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ It's so trippy and weird, but it's so unforgettable it's good.

ALPHAVILLE: UNE ÉNTRANGE AVENTURE DE LEMMY CAUTION has an 82% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
17.
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
“ I've never had a real deep appreciation for Mozart, but this film gave me that appreciation.

AMADEUS has a 96% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
18.
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
“ One of the best screenplays ever written. Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening blew my mind. Such a beautiful film, too. You can't take your eyes off it.

AMERICAN BEAUTY has an 88% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
19.
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
“ I wish George Lucas would make more movies like this.

AMERICAN GRAFFITI has a 97% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
20.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
“ A disturbing view into white supremacy, and one person's mission to prevent his brother from going down the same road he tread.

AMERICAN HISTORY X has an 82% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
21.
An American in Paris (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. (113 mins.)
“ It breezes by with the same grace as Gene Kelly's choreography. Vincente Minnelli's film doesn't disappoint.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has a 96% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
22.
American Psycho (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (102 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
“ Christian Bale is phenomenal!

AMERICAN PSYCHO has a 67% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
23.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ The best werewolf film I have seen in, like, forever. It's funny, it's scary, and it's got great special effects. It's THE film to see every Halloween.

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON has an 88% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
24.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ Funny, sweet, engaging, and beautiful. You can't take your eyes off it.

LE FABULEUX DESTIN D'ÁMELIE POULAIN has a 90% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
25.
Amour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ As unflinchingly effective as its script, Haneke delivers a powerhouse of a movie. Both Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva are perfect together.

AMOUR has a 93% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
26.
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
“ One of the most engaging courtroom movies I've ever seen.

ANATOMY OF A MURDER has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
27.
Angel Face (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne. (91 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ Jean Simmons is so fricking good and Otto Preminger showcases his talents for courtroom scenes. Dat ending.

ANGEL FACE has an 80% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
28.
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Cagney knocks it out of the park. He also has great chemistry with Pat O'Brien.

ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
29.
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
“ Cleverly written and brilliantly shot.

ANNIE HALL has a 98% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
30.
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
“ A very funny yet sweet little love story from Billy Wilder. Both Lemmon and MacLaine have great chemistry.

THE APARTMENT has a 93% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
31.
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
“ The definition of insanity. With a haunting and memorable performance from Marlon Brando as well as a helicopter attack scene that stays etched in the minds of its viewers, this is a true masterpiece from Francis Ford Coppola.

APOCALYPSE NOW has a 99% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
32.
Argo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ Intensely directed, wonderfully acted. The third act is great.

ARGO has a 96% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
33.
Army of Darkness (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ A thrill-ride of epic proportions.

ARMY OF DARKNESS has a 69% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
34.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Funny as all hell.

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE has a 91% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
35.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ Arguably the best film of 2011. I'm not saying that because everyone else is. I truly enjoyed this film. Great story, great actors, great direction.

THE ARTIST has a 97% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
36.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
“ Story's pretty good, but oh my God is the shot composition beautiful. Brilliant use of shadows that pays tribute to films like THE THIRD MAN.

POPIÓI I DIAMENT has a 95% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
37.
L'Atalante (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
“ Vigo's last film. It still carries the anarchic feel that ZERO FOR CONDUCT had, and at the same time presents scenes that in today's world don't shock. Loved Michel Simon.

L'ATALANTE has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
38.
Atlantic City (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Brilliant play between Burt Lancaster and Susan Sarandon.

ATLANTIC CITY has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
39.
Atonement (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ A wonderful film about deception, love, war, and the allowance for atonement to happen.

ATONEMENT has an 83% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
40.
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ It's one that will stick with you to the end, and may require another viewing. Its lead was wonderful and heartbreaking.

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS has a 96% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
41.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ The best film Marvel has ever released, and Joss Whedon's great achievement.

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS has a 93% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
42.
The Babadook (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. (93 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Kent
 
43.
Babel (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. (143 mins.)
“ Similar to CRASH, but not quite, the interweaving stories are the strength of Iñárritu's movie.

BABEL has a 69% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
44.
Babette's Feast (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father... (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
“ Even if it's story is predictable, it is still a labor of love with a beautiful sense of aesthetics.

BABETTE'S GAESTEBUD has a 97% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
45.
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
“ Wonderfully funny, and deftly original.

BACK TO THE FUTURE has a 97% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
46.
The Bad Seed (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer. (129 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ One of the scariest movies I've ever seen Patty McCormack delivers a frightening performance.

THE BAD SEED has a 67% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
47.
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family. (130 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
“ Beautiful shot composition, great direction from Shôhei Imamura, nature in all forms. It's definitely a remarkable take on the human condition and finishing what needs to be done.

NARAYAMA BUSHI KÔ has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
48.
The Band Wagon (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition. (112 mins.)
“ "That's entertainment." Yes, it is. With great choreography, and a flare for color as well.

THE BAND WAGON has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
49.
The Bank Dick (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard. (72 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
“ What the hell was W.C. Fields on, other than alcohol, when he wrote this? It was hysterical.

THE BANK DICK has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
50.
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son. (99 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
“ Smart, funny, sweet, sad. You do feel like a part of that group by the time the movie is finished.

LES INVASIONS BARBARES as an 81% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
51.
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
“ Beautiful cinematography. The perfect two-act movie.

BARRY LYNDON has a 94% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
52.
Barton Fink (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Unexpected, and the one Coen Brothers movie with the most symbolism, BARTON FINK is perfect satire on Hollywood.

BARTON FINK has a 90% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
53.
Batman (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ My first exposure to pseudo-expressionism, and the start of an obsession with the Caped Crusader that carries to this day.

BATMAN has a 71% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
54.
Batman Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)
“ This is the greatest reboot of all time. Blending comic book with film noir, Nolan's series, so far, is my favorite among the BATMAN films.

BATMAN BEGINS has an 84% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
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.)
“ A very intense, disturbing, yet sweeping look at a time I've never even heard of until now. It's piqued my interest.

LA BATTAGLIA DI ALGERI has a 99% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
56.
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
“ Eisenstein's angles are incredible. All film buffs should see this.

BRONENOSETS POTYOMKIN has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
57.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
“ An emotional powerhouse with a breakthrough performance from Quvenzhané Wallis.

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD has an 86% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
58.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Ron Howard's best movie ever. A wonderful, emotional story about John Nash that's unpredictable.

A BEAUTIFUL MIND has a 78% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
59.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ A deftly original script. Unpredictable, funny, smart. You never stop thinking about it once it's over.

BEING JOHN MALKOVICH has a 92% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
60.
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
“ Exciting, riveting, and engaging.

BEN-HUR has a 89% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
61.
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
“ Honest for its time, and very moving. You fall in love with its main characters immediately.

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES has a 97% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
62.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
“ A beautiful film.

LADRI DI BICICLETTE has a 95% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
63.
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
“ Unforgettable characters and wonderfully funny.

THE BIG CHILL has a 68% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
64.
Big Fish (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ My favorite film by director Tim Burton. I've always had an affinity for parent/child relationship stories. This has everything you want in a parent/child relationship story, along with stunning visuals that make us love Tim Burton.

BIG FISH has a 76% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
65.
The Big Heat (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (90 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ A thrilling movie.

THE BIG HEAT has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
66.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ A film that gets better and better with every viewing. Also, the Dude is one of the greatest film characters to have ever graced . . . in a way . . . the screen.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI has a 79% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
67.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Funny, over-the-top. I loved it.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA has an 82% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
68.
The Birds (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
“ Truly horrific. Hitchcock at his finest.

THE BIRDS has a 95% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
69.
Black Narcissus (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings. (100 mins.)
“ Very emotional. The scope is fantastic. Deborah Kerr was very good.

BLACK NARCISSUS has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
70.
Black Orpheus (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. (100 mins.)
Director: Marcel Camus
“ Stunning cinematography and wonderful music.

OREFU NEGRO has a 90% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
71.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Perfect sci-fi noir. With wonderful performances by Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer.

BLADE RUNNER has a 92% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
72.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. (81 mins.)
“ Independent cinema at its best. A different kind of horror, but effective all the same.

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT has an 84% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
73.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary. (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
“ A brilliant attack on prejudice and racism, BLAZING SADDLES is both funny, irreverent, and thoughtful.

BLAZING SADDLES has an 89% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
74.
The Blue Angel (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. (106 mins.)
“ Racy for its time, tame by today's standards. Dietrich is seductive, and Jannings portrays a very sad character.

DER BLAU ENGEL has a 94% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
75.
Blue Velvet (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Disturbing, trippy, everything that makes a David Lynch movie great. Hopper was phenomenal.

BLUE VELVET has a 92% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
76.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
“ Beatty and Dunaway make a pair in this gripping film.

BONNIE AND CLYDE has a 90% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
77.
Boogie Nights (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
“ A very intense look at the classic rise to fame and fall to shame.

BOOGIE NIGHTS has a 92% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
78.
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.)
“ Claustrophobic and intense, this is Wolfgang Petersen's best film ever.

DAS BOOT has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
79.
Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ A masterpiece. Michel Simon knocks it out of the park. You can see Boudu in many different forms, like the Dude.

BOUDU SUAVÉ DES EAUX has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
80.
Boyhood (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
“ One of the best movies of all-time, let alone the best movie of 2014. An incredible experiment that everyone should watch.

BOYHOOD has a 99% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
81.
Brave (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. (93 mins.)
“ Breaks through stereotypes, and offers us a fresh look at women-centered fairy-tales.

BRAVE has a 76% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
82.
Braveheart (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ An awesome epic of a true hero. Gruesome, moving, great performances.

BRAVEHEART has a 79% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
83.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. (97 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ Very funny, and very intelligent.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB has a 91% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
84.
Breathless (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Incredibly well-written and well directed. Great performances from its two leads.

Á BOUT DE SOUFFLÉ has a 96% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
85.
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
“ Those were the most intense last few minutes I've seen in a while.

THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI has a 94% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
86.
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
“ Hysterical. Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn have great chemistry.

BRINGING UP BABY has a 95% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
87.
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
“ It's the characters that ultimately drive the movie. And they're all great characters at that.

BROADCAST NEWS has a 98% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
88.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Along with THE DARK KNIGHT, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is my favorite film with Heath Ledger. He was truly mesmerizing in a film that's more than just a "gay cowboy" movie.

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has an 87% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
89.
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences. (90 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ The epithets and stereotypical performances are off-putting yes, but when you place the context of the story within the year it takes place...you know what? It still makes you uncomfortable. However, it is still a sweet and well-made love story that you actually get invested in. And both the closet scene and final confrontation are very intense.

BROKEN BLOSSOMS OR THE YELLOW MAN AND THE GIRL has a 95% Approval Rating ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
90.
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
“ A great Western with two of my favorite actors of all time.

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID has an 89% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
91.
Cabaret (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ Fantastic songs, fantastic acting, fantastic choreography, fantastic and sad story.

CABARET has a 97% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
92.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ Turns the horror genre on its ear while honoring it at the same time.

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS has a 93% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
93.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
“ A chilling atmosphere and an ending that you'll remember forever.

DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
94.
Captain Blood (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ If you love pirate movies, you'll love this one. Great action, great story. Great all around.

CAPTAIN BLOOD has a 100% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
95.
Captains Courageous (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns... (117 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Fun and engaging. I love Spencer Tracy.

CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS has a 92% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
96.
Carrie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Brian De Palma exercises the same unnerving sensibilities that drove Stephen King's book.

CARRIE has a 91% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
97.
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
“ Another masterpiece in film history. The one with the most memorable lines you can think of.

CASABLANCA has a 97% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
98.
Casino (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends, a mafia underboss and a casino owner, for a trophy wife over a gambling empire. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ A wild array of color, a soundtrack that should be bought, and probably Sharon Stone's best performance ever, it all adds up to a violent, well-written masterpiece.

CASINO has an 80% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
99.
Cat People (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together. (73 mins.)
“ The atmosphere is very creepy. Simone Simon steals the show.

CAT PEOPLE has a 92% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg
 
100.
Chaplin (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
“ Robert Downey Jr.'s best performance to date. And wonderfully directed by Sir Richard Attenborough.

CHAPLIN has (unfortunately) a 58% Approval Rating on www.rottentomatoes.com ” - I_Love_Spielberg