My Favourite Movie of the Year (one movie each year)by svenning123 | created - 31 Aug 2012 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
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1. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Votes: 171,005 | Gross: $27.85M
Powerful drama that comes across as very genuine thanks to its restraint.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 675,592 | Gross: $153.64M
Amazing action film that easily replaces Avengers as my fav of this year so far! My only 9/10 so far for 2015
3. Whiplash (2014)
R | 107 min | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Votes: 515,944 | Gross: $13.09M
I knew it would have to take something really great to knock The Raid 2 off of this list. Whiplash is that great movie. I have several 9s for 2014, but Whiplash is my only 10 of the year.
4. American Hustle (2013)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and Mafia.
Votes: 389,965 | Gross: $150.12M
I didnt expect anything to bump Gravity off of this list, but American Hustle did so easily. Top notch performances, script, music, style...it has it all. I'll have to see how this film is upon repeat viewings. As of now it edges out Gravity for the top spot, but Gravity has remained great after 3 viewings. Update...I've now watched American Hustle a 2nd time and it holds up nicely.
5. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.
Votes: 264,699 | Gross: $45.51M
This was good enough to replace the Avengers for my fav film of 2012. One of only 10 movies I've rated 10/10 ever on IMDB.
6. The Raid: Redemption (2011)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.
Votes: 162,436 | Gross: $4.11M
Lots of good movies to choose from in 2011, but this is my fav. Best action movie ever.
7. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.
Votes: 305,767 | Gross: $31.49M
Really hard to decide between Scott Pilgrim and Black Swan, but this one has better rewatchability for me.
8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Votes: 186,595 | Gross: $10.10M
It was between this and the Hangover for me. Both are great, but I think this wins out for me.
9. Zift (2008)
Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944, he now finds himself in a new and alien ... See full summary »
Several 9/10s for me to choose from in 2008. Zach and Miri, Gran Torino and Zift are pretty much interchangeable for fav of 2008.
10. Son of Rambow (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).
Votes: 28,449 | Gross: $1.78M
This is the only movie I gave a 9/10 to from 2007, so it earns the top spot. No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood and Superbad are hard to pass up though.
11. Clerks II (2006)
R | 97 min | Comedy
A calamity at Dante and Randal's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at the fast food empire Mooby's.
Votes: 119,976 | Gross: $24.14M
I'm creating this list from newest to oldest and I'm thinking there will be alot of Kevin Smith movies making the list for me. Doesnt mean it was the best movie of the year, but definitely my fav.
12. Tsotsi (2005)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama
Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.
Votes: 25,955 | Gross: $2.91M
Great touching movie that everyone should see. Also my favourite Foreign Language film. Others have better rewatchability than this one, but its a nearly perfect movie.
13. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.
Votes: 288,758 | Gross: $85.29M
I guess 2004 was a great year for comedies. At the top of my list are Anchorman, Shaun of the Dead, Napoleon Dynamite and Eurotrip.
14. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
Votes: 817,688 | Gross: $70.10M
Kill Bill, barely edging out Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Oldboy
15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
PG-13 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.
Votes: 1,219,934 | Gross: $342.55M
I prefer Return of the King, but in 2002 there was nothing better than Two Towers
16. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 594,272 | Gross: $33.23M
After rewatching Amelie I have to bump Spirited Away off this list. Strong year with other greats like Fellowship of the Ring, Monsters Inc and Visitor Q
17. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
R | 102 min | Drama
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
Votes: 638,731 | Gross: $3.64M
Probably my favourite movie of all time, so this one was easy. Still need to mention Memento though.
18. Magnolia (1999)
R | 188 min | Drama
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Votes: 255,680 | Gross: $22.46M
Magnolia is another slam dunk for me, but Fight Club was next best that year.
19. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 600,326 | Gross: $17.45M
I don't feel right not including Buffalo 66 on this list, but The Big Lebowski was better.
20. Boogie Nights (1997)
R | 155 min | Drama
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Votes: 203,948 | Gross: $26.40M
Another Paul Thomas Anderson masterpiece. Easily the best of the year. Yes, better than Titanic, and I enjoy it more than Life is Beautiful, despite that being an almost perfect movie as well.
21. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 94 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 537,666 | Gross: $16.50M
Tough decision between Trainspotting and Fargo, but I'll give the edge to Trainspotting.
22. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 505,583 | Gross: $57.14M
One of the best time travel films and easily the best Gilliam film.
23. Pulp Fiction (1994)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Votes: 1,475,404 | Gross: $107.93M
I would have though there was no chance of Clerks missing this list, but being in the same year as Pulp Fiction made it happen. Crazy to see Shawshank Redemption and The Usual Suspects not make the list either.
24. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 969,833 | Gross: $96.07M
Depressing, but great. Funny that when sorting my 1993 movies by rating, the next one on my list is Cannibal the Musical.
25. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 744,963 | Gross: $2.83M
Can't beat a Tarantino scripted heist...not in 1992 anyway.
26. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.
Votes: 350,329 | Gross: $218.97M
I guess it shows the state of Disney animation these days that it took me this many years to get to Disney.
27. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Votes: 149,698 | Gross: $61.28M
One of the best movies based on a Stephen King book, mostly thanks to 2 brilliant performances by Kathy Bates and James Caan.
28. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.
Votes: 573,424 | Gross: $197.17M
My fav of the Indiana Jones movies edges out a couple others I loved that year (Uncle Buck and Kiki's Delivery Service).
29. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
My favourite studio Ghibli movie.
30. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Votes: 545,165 | Gross: $46.36M
Kubrick will likely be making some more appearances on this list. This time its with my favourite war movie.
31. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 546,839 | Gross: $85.16M
Beats out Ferris Bueller as my only 9 of the year.
32. Back to the Future (1985)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Votes: 828,415 | Gross: $210.61M
narrowly beats out the other quintessential 80s movie The Breakfast Club
33. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Votes: 366,862 | Gross: $179.87M
As great as it is, I was surprised to be adding this one. Nothing was better for me from that year though
34. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
Votes: 772,326 | Gross: $309.13M
Another one I didnt really expect to make the list, but the next best on my list were Zelig and A Christmas Story and this is better than that.
35. Annie (1982)
PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.
Votes: 33,597 | Gross: $57.06M
Just thinking about this movie gets the songs going through my head.
36. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
Votes: 732,096 | Gross: $248.16M
All 3 of the original Indiana Jones movies made it...
37. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 691,129 | Gross: $44.02M
As much of a Star Wars fan as I am, The Shining still edges out Empire Strikes Back
38. Alien (1979)
R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
Votes: 642,345 | Gross: $78.90M
Rewatched this recently and it was definitely ahead of its time. China Syndrome and The Jerk are close behind for this year.
39. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 137,394 | Gross: $134.22M
Very rare that there is a really good movie based on a DC comic. This is one of the few examples.
40. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,013,975 | Gross: $322.74M
My favourite of the Star Wars series.
41. Murder by Death (1976)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.
Hilarious murder mystery movie.
42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 752,989 | Gross: $112.00M
There's a reason this won all the top awards at the oscars that year. One of Nicholson's best performances.
43. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 888,405 | Gross: $57.30M
Widely considered one of the best sequels of all time.
44. Paper Moon (1973)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Votes: 27,698 | Gross: $30.93M
Great chemistry between the 2 leads...makes sense since they are father and daughter.
45. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,287,843 | Gross: $134.97M
I wonder if anyone would have a different opinion of a better movie from 72. This seems to be so widely loved.
46. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.
Votes: 144,819 | Gross: $4.00M
Gene Wilder is perfect in this role and I love the story and the music. So much better than the remake.
47. Love Story (1970)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance
A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.
Votes: 24,809 | Gross: $106.40M
This is my only film from 1970 with an 8 or higher.
48. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
R | 113 min | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.
Votes: 83,154 | Gross: $44.79M
Great, moving performances by Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman
49. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 481,167 | Gross: $56.95M
Beautifully directed space film.
50. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
GP | 126 min | Crime, Drama
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.
Newman's best role. Plenty of memorable moments that have been parodied and borrowed in modern movies and tv shows
51. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
R | 178 min | Western
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.
Votes: 558,783 | Gross: $6.10M
I've seen very few movies from 1966, but this is the best of the ones I've seen.
52. The Sound of Music (1965)
G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Votes: 163,597 | Gross: $163.21M
Raised my rating on this after rewatching it. Much better than I remembered. Good as a musical but also a good story. Only movie from 1965 I rated 8 or higher.
53. Goldfinger (1964)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.
Votes: 148,965 | Gross: $51.08M
My fav bond movie
54. Charade (1963)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?
Votes: 54,577 | Gross: $13.47M
I was recently thinking..."I wish there was a film with Audrey Hepburn (fav actress) and Cary Grant (fav actor)"...then I remembered Charade.
55. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Approved | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.
Probably Bette Davis's best film and Joan Crawford's best film.
56. The Children's Hour (1961)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance
A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.
Good performance from Hepburn, and a story that seems ahead of its time and relevant to whats going on in the world now.
57. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 476,047 | Gross: $32.00M
A few really good movies in 1960. Oceans Eleven and Spartacus are good but don't match up to Psycho.
58. The 400 Blows (1959)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama
Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.
The story of a delinquint child. Its much better than it sounds.
59. Vertigo (1958)
PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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.
Votes: 282,467 | Gross: $3.20M
This was recently named the top movie on Sight and Sound magazines list. Its a really good movie, but its not even Hitchcocks best let alone the best overall..
60. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
I'm sure this is the inspiration for countless movies that came after. Probably the best courtroom movie ever, even though it mostly takes place outside of the courtroom.
61. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Passed | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Votes: 19,968 | Gross: $42.00M
Great race to the finish type film, with good humour throughout.
62. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
Robert Mitchum makes a very convincing antagonist. Too bad the kids werent so convincing.
63. Sabrina (1954)
Unrated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
Sabrina is one of my favourite Audrey Hepurn movies. 54 also had 2 Hitchcock movies that were better than the previously mentioned Vertigo (Rear Window and Dial M For Murder).
64. Roman Holiday (1953)
Passed | 118 min | Comedy, Romance
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
This is my favourite Audrey Hepburn movie. I'm surprised this hasnt been remade with a modern cast. It would probably be a mistake, but the story really lends itself to being remade.
65. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Votes: 172,579 | Gross: $8.82M
One of my favourite musicals.
66. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 62,372 | Gross: $0.54M
I'm not a huge fan of Humphrey Bogart or Katherine Hepburn, but both are perfect in The African Queen.
67. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.
I think this is my fav film noir.
68. I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, War
After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.
Funny Grant and Hawks collaboration with several laugh out loud moments
69. The Snake Pit (1948)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, Mystery
A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution.
Votes: 5,416 | Gross: $10.00M
An interesting sort of psychological thriller.
70. Dark Passage (1947)
Approved | 106 min | Film-Noir, Thriller
A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.
Pretty much an essential noir for anyone who likes the genre. Creative in the way it was shot. Early cinema example of POV.
71. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 312,142 | Gross: $7.27M
If you consider this a Christmas movie, then its probably the best Christmas movie. Certainly one of Capra's best, not to mention one of James Stewart's best
72. Scarlet Street (1945)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.
I think I'll be seeing more Fritz Lang films making their way onto this list as I see them. Once again a film with great style, story and performances.
73. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
Frank Capra is one of my fav old time directors. This is another one of his best movies.
74. Destination Tokyo (1943)
Approved | 135 min | Adventure, History, War
In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore.
Another good Cary Grant vehicle. He has been good in everything I've seen him in. This is far from his best film, but the best I've seen from 43.
75. I Married a Witch (1942)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.
I've seen 3 Veronica Lake films from 1942 and given all of them a 7/10. This is my favourite of the 3.
76. Citizen Kane (1941)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
Votes: 328,882 | Gross: $1.59M
I have to agree that this is one of the best movies of all time.
77. His Girl Friday (1940)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
Can't believe this is from 1940. Quick dialogue and even quicker comedy help make this well ahead of its time.
78. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 320,756 | Gross: $22.20M
I previously had Mr Smith Goes to Washington in this spot, however I'd be ok with never seeing that film again. I could watch The Wizard of Oz several more times and still love it.
79. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Approved | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
More great Capra-Stewart matchups.
80. You Only Live Once (1937)
Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.
Fritz Lang style with an interesting story and great performances beats out Snow White
81. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.
Frank Capra might just be the most represented director on this list. This a bit different than the Adam Sandler remake, but fairly close.
82. A Night at the Opera (1935)
Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
Marx Bros comedy still holds up pretty well for being 80 years old
83. It Happened One Night (1934)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
Another Frank Capra. Its no wonder this one is one of only a few movies to win the oscars for Best Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay and Best Film
84. Duck Soup (1933)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
Marx Brothers are always funny, and this one is definitely a classic, although maybe only my 2nd favourite of theirs.
85. Scarface (1932)
Passed | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.
Everyone talks about the remake of this film, but I prefer the original.
86. Monkey Business (1931)
Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical
On a transatlantic crossing, the Marx brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.
This is my all time favourite Marx Bros movie. Frankenstein is a close 2nd from this year
87. Animal Crackers (1930)
Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Musical
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.
Not the best Marx bros film, but the best film I've seen from 1930
88. Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
This short is very weird and in some ways very much ahead of its time.
89. The Cameraman (1928)
Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Romance, Family
Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.
Keaton is funny in nearly everything he's made.
90. College (1927)
Not Rated | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete.
Lots of funny physical gags from Keaton easily knock The Jazz Singer off this list.
91. The General (1926)
Not Rated | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.
Keaton's best. Everyone should see this film. Belongs on the list of best comedies ever, even though it is more than 80 years old.
92. The Gold Rush (1925)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.
Votes: 77,209 | Gross: $5.45M
The best of the Chaplin films I've seen. This replaced Battleship Potemkin for 1925 on my list.
93. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Unrated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
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.
More funny Keaton antics.
94. Our Hospitality (1923)
Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
A man returns to his Appalachian homestead. On the trip, he falls for a young woman. The only problem is her family has vowed to kill every member of his family.
One of Keatons best films. Better than the likely more famous Safety Last from 1923
95. Cops (1922)
Unrated | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Family
A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force.
I've seen 7 Keaton short films from 1922. This is the best of the bunch.
96. The Kid (1921)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.
Votes: 80,554 | Gross: $5.45M
I prefer Keaton to Chaplin, but The Kid is my fav Chaplin film and is better than any of the 6 Keaton shorts I've seen from 1921
97. Neighbors (1920)
18 min | Short, Comedy, Romance
A young couple who live next to each other in tenement apartments do everything they can to be together despite of their feuding families.
The best of the 4 Keaton shorts I've seen from 1920
Since there is only a total of 4 films I've seen from before 1920, I suppose I should end the list here.