My Top 100 All Time Favorite Films

A list, in order of preference, displaying my favorite and most beloved films
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1.
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Bergman's masterpiece, and one of the most beautiful, touching, and thought-provoking films ever made. Both joyful and sad, funny and frightening, the film has been called life-affirming, and I couldn't agree more. ” - supernma
 
2.
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 City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. (202 mins.)
“ Builds on the first installment by adding the father/son parallel - a brilliant choice by Coppola and Puzo that elevated this film to icon status. Certainly the greatest sequel of all time. ” - supernma
 
3.
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.)
“ What is there to say that hasn't already been said? A legendary film, and flawless in every way. ” - supernma
 
4.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
“ Tarkovsky's meditative, mesmorizing, and visually arresting period epic is simply a spiritual experience, with moments so breathtaking I could hardly comprehend them. ” - supernma
 
5.
Casablanca (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ The song, the setting, the love triangle - The ultimate classic from the golden age of cinema with some of the most quotable dialogue of any film...wonderful from start to finish, always putting a smile on my face. ” - supernma
 
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.)
“ Speilberg, to me, proved with this masterpiece that he is not just all style and no substance, that he can create something so affective, so engrossing and impassionating to allow me to watch it dozens of times. This is a film to be analyzed, to be learned from; a film both important as a window into history and a milestone in one brilliant director's career. ” - supernma
 
7.
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
“ Kubrick, some would argue, has never made anything but masterpieces, and this one is no exception. Bold, philosophical, visually rich, and literally hypnotic, "2001" is a challenging, mind-bending journey that any film lover must take. ” - supernma
 
8.
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 local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
“ If you're like me, you've seen this more times than you can remember. A perfect film featuring fantastic performances and direction - the #1 thriller of all time still resonates today. Who doesn't automatically associate John William's theme with impending danger? ” - supernma
 
9.
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.)
“ Hitchcock was a master, and this is his greatest achievement. The shots, cuts, iconic score, brilliant performances, and the infamous shocking twist make "Psycho" nothing less than superb. ” - supernma
 
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.)
“ You either love it or hate it, and I love it. Tarantino demonstrated with this film that he was not a one-hit-wonder and was here to stay. Every moment in this film is memorable, and despite its wild, often tongue-and-cheek tone, it actually makes you think...a meditation on life really. ” - supernma
 
11.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Scorsese at his best. The film moves at break-kneck speed, never slowing down or having a dull moment. It's done so fantastically well, it seems like Scorsese did it with his eyes closed, as if it all came naturally. That is his genius. ” - supernma
 
12.
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
“ The most brilliant politcal satire ever made. It left me in tears laughing (to the point where it hurt), and left me with tears of humanity with Chaplin's famous speech for peace in the final minutes. I've seen it multiple times and enjoy it more with each viewing. ” - supernma
 
13.
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
“ The most uplifting, wondeful film of all time...if this doesn't leave you smiling, crying, and singing "Auld Lang Syne" then you're not human. ” - supernma
 
14.
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
“ How can a movie that takes place in one conference room be any good? Watch "12 Angry Men." It had me laughing and screaming and on the edge of my seat. A simply incredible classic that cannot be missed. ” - supernma
 
15.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Kurosawa's finest hour. You quickly fall in love with all of the characters and find yourself laughing and shouting with them. The film features fantastic battles, brawls, and comedic moments that make all 200+ minutes of it a pleasure to watch. ” - supernma
 
16.
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
“ A small, deceptively simple film about two people struggling to keep their relationship afloat. With Allen's witty, insightful, and smart commentaries on life, death, and love and a charming performance from Diane Keaton, the film is a hilariously honest look at the craziness of life before, after, and during a relationship. ” - supernma
 
17.
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
“ In this entry, I also want to include "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King." Although they are all technically separate films, the trilogy is one story, told so masterfully and beautifully as to never be forgotten or likely surpassed. A monumental achievement in cinema history. ” - supernma
 
18.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ A powerful, imaginative look at modern society and class differences. A profoundly moving and intelligent early science fiction masterpiece that still wows to this day. I had the pleasure of seeing the restored version on the big screen and it was nothing less than amazing. ” - supernma
 
19.
The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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
“ With a memorable and unique score, gorgeous black and white cinematography, stellar performances, and a genuinely engrossing mystery, this is the best film noir ever made; a film lover's dream. ” - supernma
 
20.
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
“ Despite being a box office disappointment and winning zero Oscars, this stands as one of the most popular and beloved films in history. A truly inspiring experience. ” - supernma
 
21.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ There is nothing ugly or bad about this Leone western epic. It's iconic score paired with moments of dead silence inspired a generation of filmmakers and set a new standard on the genre. Funny, exciting, and merciless in its depiction of violence and cruelty, it's as gritty as they come. ” - supernma
 
22.
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
“ This movie defines epic. Featuring gigantic sets, sprawling landscapes, and probably the best action sequence ever filmed, "Ben-Hur" is a passionate, engorssing drama that is a spectacle to behold. ” - supernma
 
23.
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
“ De Niro's powerhouse performance is what ultimately brings one of Scorsese's greatest films together. Shot beautifully in black and white, this no holds-barred biopic delivers some hard punches (haha), but succeeds the most at depicting a tortured soul fighting to overcome himself. ” - supernma
 
24.
Scenes from a Marriage (1973 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage... (283 mins.)
“ I'm referring primarily to the televised version, as opposed to the threatrical release. The performances by the starring actors are so raw and so vicious that it carries all five hours of the film, which is essentially one big emotional confrontation. Rage-inducing, emotionally draining, and heartfelt, this is as real as movies get when it comes to marriage. ” - supernma
 
25.
The Virgin Spring (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ The first time I saw this Bergman classic I cried like a baby. It struck me so hard, that I've never forgotten it, and have yet to return to it. The loss of innocence and the pains of grieving parents are what really define this film. ” - supernma
 
26.
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
“ Peter Lorre (sorry for the spelling), delivers the performance of a lifetime in this complex, gut wrenching look at a town consumed with fear and paranoia. Relative even today, Fritz Lang boldly tells a story about humanity in its worst forms, and holds nothing back in the film's intense climax. ” - supernma
 
27.
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
“ F.W. Murnau's most iconic film oozes with creepy atmosphere and wonderful cinematography and light tricks, thanks to German Expressionism's unique influence. Max Schrek is nothing short of mesmorizing in his portrayal of the insidious vampire...perhaps the most unnerving take on the vampire in film history. ” - supernma
 
28.
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape 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.)
“ Perhaps the best and most iconic monster movie of all time, "King Kong" still thrills to this day, but also features a story of lonliness and a bit of love at its core. The image of Kong atop the Empire State Building is one of the most profound and recognizeable shots of any film. ” - supernma
 
29.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
“ The Coen Brothers' masterful thriller gushes with quiet, unnerving intensity and dry, subtle humor puncuated with moments of chaos and violence. It also features fantastic symbolism, a bit of philosphical musing, and a terrifying villain, making it one of the best films of the 2000's. ” - supernma
 
30.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Ingmar Bergman's meditative and dream-like look at the life of an elderly man at the end of his road, death and his own past around every turn. A touching performance by Victor Sjöström makes the film a heart-warming endeavor, despite its melancholy tone. ” - supernma
 
31.
Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Akira Kurosawa's late masterpiece features brilliant art direction, utilizing bold, bright colors, as well as sweeping, large scope cinematography. Kurosawa demonstrates his mastery of the art of filmmaking like few directors have ever done. ” - supernma
 
32.
Gandhi (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
“ Ben Kingsley gives one of the greatest performances of all time in this deeply powerful biopic. I have read a lot by and about Gandhi, and the film captures his life and message exceptionally well. ” - supernma
 
33.
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. (147 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ A chilling and haunting portrait of the Vietnam War, the film was a notoriusly difficult shoot and all of the pain and suffering of the filmmakers pays off in the final product. The redux is also worth a watch, adding another layer of horror to the story. ” - supernma
 
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 nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a twelve-year-old prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Martin Scorsese's first masterpiece is a gritty, disturbing film that brilliantly outlines the mind of a man on the edge of madness. ” - supernma
 
35.
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.)
“ Fun, exciting, thrilling, and reminiscent of the old Hollywood adventure serials, Indiana Jones' first outing is the kind of film you enjoy whether you're twelve or fifty, boy or girl - truly timeless. ” - supernma
 
36.
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.)
“ Colorful and uplifting, this is my favorite movie musical. The Singin' in the Rain sequence is one of the greatest film moments ever. ” - supernma
 
37.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Gloria Swanson eats up the screen with her broad, wild performance as a has-been silent movie star. I've always loved the score, too, especially in the opening title sequence (which is also brilliantly shot). ” - supernma
 
38.
The Kid (1921)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. (68 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
“ One of Chaplin's funniest and most endearing films - short but sweet, and featuring a classic scene of cat and mouse between Chaplin, the kid, and a police officer. ” - supernma
 
39.
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
“ A heartwarming, hilarious outting for the Little Tramp that fills me with joy every time. ” - supernma
 
40.
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
“ Perhap's Chaplin's funniest and most adventurous film, "The Gold Rush" has one classic gag after another, each more crazy than the last. A riot to watch, with social commentary on the times. ” - supernma
 
41.
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 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 masterful horror film is a menacing, deliberately paced chiller helmed by Jack Nicholson's insane performance. A shrieking score, and disarming pace make this a cut above the rest. ” - supernma
 
42.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. (107 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Woody Allen's second best film next to Annie Hall is a wonderful tapestry of wanting and needing. Stellar performances, an outstanding script, and great musical choices by Allen make this a pleasure to watch over and over again. ” - supernma
 
43.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Kubrick's final film is, yet again, a masterpiece with fantastic art direction and cinematography, and an errie, doom-filled score. The film is a slow-burner that seduces the viewer into a dark world of sex, money, and secrets. As intruiging as they come. ” - supernma
 
44.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
“ A thrilling, shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately insightful silent classic that vividly recreates a terbulent period in Russian history. Still very affective to this day. ” - supernma
 
45.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
“ An emotionally complex and intensely suspenseful politcal thriller that grabs hold of you and never lets go. Sinatra gives an outstanding performance. ” - supernma
 
46.
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.)
“ Deeply moving story of lonliness and the struggle to break free. The young Jean-Pierre Leaud is terrific as the happless Antoine in my favorite Truffaut film. ” - supernma
 
47.
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 film I've seen numerous times due to its quick pace and array of colorful characters. A wild, energized downspiral into the seedy world of the porn industry during the late 1970s and early 80s. P.T. Anderson tells the story in a Scorsese-eque style, with lots of flare and momentum. ” - supernma
 
48.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ It may be one of the biggest box office hits of all time, but it's also one of the best films ever made. Funny, moving, romantic, and of course tragic, it never fails to leave me in tears. ” - supernma
 
49.
The English Patient (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair. (162 mins.)
“ An intelligent, beautifully realized tragic romance about impossible love, war, and the human condition. I really love this film. ” - supernma
 
50.
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
“ Great in so many ways, not to mention Mozart's incredible music. F. Murray Abraham gives one of the greatest performances ever put on film. ” - supernma
 
51.
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.)
“ Hitchcock's most stylish and humor-filled thriller is also one of his best, with an unforgettable climax and a fantastic performance from Cary Grant. It also features a great score, and the famous crop duster scene stands out as one of the best shots in film history. ” - supernma
 
52.
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ The Coen Brothers' quirky, dark, and hilarious look at murder and lies in the midwest is one of the most original and fullfilling films ever made. ” - supernma
 
53.
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
“ How could you not love this film? The performances are great, the writing and direction are superb, and the art direction is wonderful. A totally off-the-wall experience, that's certainly not for everybody. ” - supernma
 
54.
There Will Be Blood (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
“ The second best film of 2007 is an incredible achievement. Wonderful cinematography, a fantastic score, and a wild, chilling performance by Daniel Day-Lewis make this one of the best viewing experiences in recent memory. ” - supernma
 
55.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ This isn't for the faint of heart, and has an ending that left my jaw on the floor. A pulse-pounding web of secrets and horrible truths. One of the best films of the 2000's. ” - supernma
 
56.
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
“ While, in my opinion, this may not be Chaplin's all out funniest pictures, it is his most self-aware (aside from "The Great Dictator"), and features smart, poignant social commentary about the modern world. Don't get me wrong, though: the film is filled with one great gag after the other. ” - supernma
 
57.
The Iron Giant (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. (86 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ A touching and inspiring (and often overlooked) animated feature that has more emotional complexity and maturity than many live-action films released today. A true treat. ” - supernma
 
58.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ The music, the colors, the characters, and the yellow brick road. What's not to love about this endearing classic? ” - supernma
 
59.
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.)
“ Disney's bold and original experiment with music and imagery is an enlightening, soothing experience that always amazes me. If you love classical music or wonderful animation, then this is a rare delicacy. ” - supernma
 
60.
Billy Elliot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ Honest and heartfelt, "Billy Elliot" is a bitter-sweet, but ultimately uplifting look into the struggles of adolescence and finding out who you truly are. Something we can all relate to. The film also has a great soundtrack. ” - supernma
 
61.
The Departed (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Martin Scorsese showed he's still got it with this hard-hitting crime thriller that gave him his first Academy Award for Best Director (a long time coming). Clever, quick, and brutal "The Departed" is a superb demonstration of filmmaking genius. ” - supernma
 
62.
Zodiac (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. (157 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ David Fincher's masterful analysis of the Zodiac crime spree that plagued California in the 1960s and 70s is a pitch-perfect combination of crime thriller and journalism drama. The filmmakers do a fantastic job at presenting the facts and create a series of compelling arguments that, by the end of the film, cause the viewer to be just as obsessed with the case as the characters are. ” - supernma
 
63.
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
“ One of the most intense and impassionating movies I've ever seen; the ending is a genuine on-the-edge-of-your-seat nail-biter. ” - supernma
 
64.
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
“ Ingmar Bergman's gloomy dark comedy (I would argue) is not for everyone, and took me a few viewings to truly appreciate its brilliance. ” - supernma
 
65.
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
“ Featuring beautiful costumes, sets, and cinematography and heartfelt performances, this is the best version of the classic tale. ” - supernma
 
66.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ The colors in the costumes and sets are stunning, and the performances iconic - the entire film is a spectacle in every way, from the four hour runtime to the melodramatic script; big, bold, and beautiful comes to mind. ” - supernma
 
67.
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 emotional and unabashedly violent story of David and Goliath. War, romance, and history make it a film that everyone can enjoy. ” - supernma
 
68.
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross. (164 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Martin Scorsese took a huge risk producing this film, and received more than he bargained for from the religious right. However, where some see blasphemy, I see a deep, honest, and powerful portrayal of a man cursed by his own destiny - a film far more spiritual and enlightening than most biblical epics. ” - supernma
 
69.
(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.)
“ Federico Fellini's masterpiece - a ponderous, funny, and poignant slice of life story that never fails to entertain and enchant. ” - supernma
 
70.
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
“ The first and the best installment in the "Star Wars" saga is everything you can ask for: thrilling, funny, romantic, and intelligent, with one of the best movie villains of all time. A rousing, unforgettable experience. ” - supernma
 
71.
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 are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Just as good as the first, but with a much darker, more ominous tone, "Empire" succeeds best at raising the stakes and hitting-home on a more emotional and personal level with the characters' stories. ” - supernma
 
72.
Superman (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ My favorite childhood film that still holds a lot of nostalgia for me, despite it's flaws. Christopher Reeve is excellent in the film that you could call the granddaddy of the modern superhero genre, bringing weight and gravitas to material that was previously seen as kid's stuff. ” - supernma
 
73.
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
“ Robert Redford and Paul Newman are cinematic gold together in this fun and exciting classic. ” - supernma
 
74.
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.)
“ Second only to "8 1/2" in Fellini's filmography, "La Dolce Vita" is a rousing, funny, and thoughtful "night on the town." Like "8 1/2", it's a meditation on life and meaninglessness. ” - supernma
 
75.
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.)
“ An unflinching depiction of the horrors of war that really puts you in the middle of the battlefield. The first 20 minutes are unforgettable. ” - supernma
 
76.
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
“ Jack Nicholson made his career with this film, and rightfully so. Hilarious, frightening, and tragic, "Cuckoo's Nest" is a bittersweet film with the message that we're all at least a little crazy, but we have to make the most of it. ” - supernma
 
77.
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? (104 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
“ Perhaps the truest "New York movie" ever made, and one of the most stylish and entertaining thrillers of the 70s. The score is excellent. ” - supernma
 
78.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A clan's estranged patriarch loses his home and learns that his ex-wife plans to remarry. (110 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Wes Anderson's devilishly funny dramedy is a quirky, thoughtful portrait of a dysfunctional family. Gene Hackman shines as the swindling, ostracised head of the bunch. ” - supernma
 
79.
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
“ While I clearly favor Charlie Chaplin, this Buster Keaton feature is one of the funniest and most inventive movies I've ever seen. ” - supernma
 
80.
The Dreamers (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
“ Any real film fan should love this colorful and scandalous culture-fueled look at a three young cinephiles in Paris during the 1960s, the hight of the French New Wave style. ” - supernma
 
81.
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
“ Hilarious and poignant story about the transition from boy to man, and about the one who got away. A great soundtrack, and many memorable moments make this one of the best classics from the 60s. ” - supernma
 
82.
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
“ Intelligent, bold, and heartbreaking - one of the best anti-war films ever made. The ending shot is iconic. ” - supernma
 
83.
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
“ A throwback to the film noir era, "Chinatown" operates on a fantastic script and stellar performances. One of Polanski's best. ” - supernma
 
84.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos. (137 mins.)
“ A dazzling, engrossing film from beginning to end, featuring John William's classic score. An early treasure from Steven Spielberg. ” - supernma
 
85.
JFK (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Despite being mostly fabricated, Oliver Stone's twisty and complex conspiracy within a conspiracy grabs you from the get-go, and features strong performances and compelling story turns throughout. ” - supernma
 
86.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Terrence Malick's existential and poetic portrait of soldiers fighting their way through the grassy hills of Japan during WWII. Like no other war movie you'll ever see. ” - supernma
 
87.
Malcolm X (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ A powerful, boldly told biopic of the controversial activist with fantastic direction, a solid soundtrack, and a great performance at the helm. ” - supernma
 
88.
The Pianist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ A heartbreaking and yet moving true-life story of survival against impossible odds. ” - supernma
 
89.
Heat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Michael Mann's best film to date is an intense and brilliant crime thriller with two of Hollywood's best pitted against one another. ” - supernma
 
90.
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 tries to stop. (95 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Smart and hilarious satire about the stupidity of government and the fear of nuclear warfare. One of Kubrick's most accessible films. ” - supernma
 
91.
Sideways (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Sharply funny, honest and meaingful, "Sideways" is one of the best raod movies ever made. ” - supernma
 
92.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Chilling and unnerving, "Rosemary's Baby" is as visually frightening as it is psychologically. Mia Farrow gives the performance of her career. ” - supernma
 
93.
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.)
“ Hitchcock's best looking and perhaps most unnerving story of obsession. The San Francisco setting is practically a character in the film. ” - supernma
 
94.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ I prefer the original theatrical cut over the extended version. This is a film lover's dream: a movie about the magic of the movies, and the memories they give us. ” - supernma
 
95.
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 receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Smart, engorssing, and shocking...one of the best horror films ever made, featuring Sir Anthony Hopkin's iconic performance. ” - supernma
 
96.
Kes (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
“ A touching, raw look at a young misfit and his bird. There's a grittiness and a genuiness to this film that is hard to come by, which is what ultimately makes it so endearing. ” - supernma
 
97.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ Brilliantly disturbing and terrifying with strong performances, fantastic direction, writing, and cinematography, and a chilling score. ” - supernma
 
98.
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.)
“ One of Hitchcock's finest and most suspenseful films, with a much-imitated premise. Jimmy Stewart carries the entire film from his wheelchair. ” - supernma
 
99.
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.)
“ Inspiring, touching, and featuring a classic score, "Rocky" has become a symbol for the underdog and overcoming the odds. ” - supernma
 
100.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
“ Pure spectacle and endlessly entertaining; featuring huge sets, colorful costumes, and an earnest performance from Charlton Heston. As far as biblical epics go, this one is top-notch. ” - supernma