The Cannes Palme D'Or - Best to Worst

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1.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ YEAR: 1976

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
2.
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.)
“ YEAR: 1994

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Three Colours Red

Rightful Winner?: I love both films but this has the edge. ” - Inception_025
 
3.
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
“ YEAR: 1979

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Days of Heaven

Rightful Winner?: Hell yes ” - Inception_025
 
4.
The Son's Room (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. (99 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
“ YEAR: 2001

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Moulin Rouge, Shrek, Mulholland Dr

Rightful Winner?: I love this movie but MULHOLLAND DR should have taken this award. ” - Inception_025
 
5.
The Tree of Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings. (139 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ YEAR: 2011

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Footnote, The Kid With a Bike, Le Havre, Sleeping Beauty, Melancholia, Drive, The Artist

Rightful Winner?: Yes and no. This was the BEST film that year, but my love for THE ARTIST has no bounds and that would have been MY vote. ” - Inception_025
 
6.
The Leopard (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (186 mins.)
“ YEAR: 1963

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Harakiri, To Kill a Mockingbird, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

Rightful Winner?: Yes, though all of those movies are very good, this one is GREAT ” - Inception_025
 
7.
Dheepan (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ YEAR: 2015

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Carol, The Assassin, Our Little Sister, Macbeth, Mia Madre, The Lobster, Son of Saul, Youth, Sicario

Rightful Winner?: Guys "SICARIO" is a fantastic movie, and though I do really love Dheepan, Sicario is just an all time favorite for me already. Flawless filmmaking. Sicario would be my vote. ” - Inception_025
 
8.
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
“ YEAR: 1979

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
9.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ YEAR: 1964

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
10.
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.)
“ YEAR: 1960

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: L'Avventura

Rightful Winner?: Definitely ” - Inception_025
 
11.
Viridiana (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior. (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ YEAR: 1961

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
12.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ YEAR: 2006

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Pan's Labyrinth, Babel

Rightful Winner?: As much as this film is still a 10/10 for me, PAN'S LABYRINTH is one of my top 3 movies. It would 100% be my vote. Hands down, don't know how it didn't win. ” - Inception_025
 
13.
The Class (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
“ YEAR: 2008

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Synecdoche New York

Rightful Winner?: Well, SYNECDOCHE NEW YORK is a full masterpiece, so... ” - Inception_025
 
14.
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
“ YEAR: 1980

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Kagemusha

Rightful Winner?: I mean both films I've seen won... I like this one more. ” - Inception_025
 
15.
Blow-Up (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. (111 mins.)
“ YEAR: 1967

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
16.
Underground (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate. (170 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
“ YEAR: 1995

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Dead Man, La Haine, Ed Wood

Rightful Winner?: I do love this movie, but of the bunch I've seen, I love ED WOOD the most ” - Inception_025
 
17.
The Square (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. (142 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
“ YEAR: 2017

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Okja, Good Time, Happy End, BPM, Redoubtable, In the Fade, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Rightful Winner?: I really enjoyed this film, and if it wasn't for a final twenty minutes that felt like an eternity, I would say this is the rightful winner. But those final twenty minutes make it tough to get through. So I'm gonna say my choice of winner would have been GOOD TIME ” - Inception_025
 
18.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
“ YEAR: 2013

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: The Past, Inside Llewyn Davis, Like Father Like Son, The Immigrant, Young and Beautiful, Nebraska, Venus in Fur, The Great Beauty, Only God Forgives, Only Lovers Left Alive

Rightful Winner?: Nope. Only God... I mean YUCK that film was awful lets admit that now, and lets also admit that INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is the rightful prize winner in this group of films. ” - Inception_025
 
19.
MASH (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ YEAR: 1970

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: I guess! Should watch others, but I do enjoy this movie ” - Inception_025
 
20.
The Piano (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ YEAR: 1993

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Falling Down

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
21.
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance. (100 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ YEAR: 2016

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Toni Erdmann, American Honey, It's Only the End of the World, Loving, The Handmaiden, Elle, The Neon Demon, Personal Shopper, The Salesman, Paterson

Rightful Winner?: I would give the award to Toni Erdmann or American Honey with an edge to TONI ERDMANN ” - Inception_025
 
22.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. (113 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
“ YEAR: 2007

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: No Country For Old Men, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Zodiac

Rightful Winner?: Of the ones I've seen, most certainly deserving. ” - Inception_025
 
23.
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
“ YEAR: 2002

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: About Schmidt, Bowling for Columbine, Punch Drunk Love, Russian Ark

Rightful Winner?: I'm gonna catch some flack for this but I would have gone with BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE ” - Inception_025
 
24.
The Wages of Fear (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
“ YEAR: 1953

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
25.
Paris, Texas (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family. (145 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ YEAR: 1984

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
26.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything. (100 mins.)
“ YEAR: 1989

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Do the Right Thing, Cinema Paradiso

Rightful Winner?: Of the three I've seen, there's only one wrong answer and it's this one. The other two are masterpieces. BUT CINEMA PARADISO is in my top ten, so that would be my vote. ” - Inception_025
 
27.
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
“ YEAR: 2012

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Rust and Bone, Lawless, Killing Them Softly, Mud, Holy Motors, Like Someone in Love, Post Tenebras Lux, The Hunt, Moonrise Kingdom

Rightful Winner?: Sorry to be basic here, but I adore MOONRISE KINGDOM ” - Inception_025
 
28.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
“ YEAR: 2004

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Shrek 2, Oldboy

Rightful Winner?: Honestly probably OLDBOY ” - Inception_025
 
29.
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
“ YEAR: 1959

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Hiroshima Mon Amour, The 400 Blows, The Diary of Anne Frank

Rightful Winner?: Another one where all of the other movies I've seen are masterpieces. Hard to pick one, although it's definitely not Black Orpheus. Probably THE 400 BLOWS in my books. ” - Inception_025
 
30.
The Conversation (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered. (113 mins.)
“ YEAR: 1974

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
31.
The Third Man (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ YEAR: 1949

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: Yes ” - Inception_025
 
32.
Elephant (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. (81 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ YEAR: 2003

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Mystic River

Rightful Winner?: I definitely preferred MYSTIC RIVER ” - Inception_025
 
33.
Marty (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other. (90 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
“ YEAR: 1955

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: *beep*, I guess ” - Inception_025
 
34.
The White Ribbon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ YEAR: 2009

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Enter the Void, Inglourious Basterds

Rightful Winner?: ENTER THE VOID is so trippy and cool and damn it's good, I'd take that over this any day. ” - Inception_025
 
35.
Winter Sleep (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he... (196 mins.)
“ YEAR: 2014

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Clouds of Sils Maria, Mommy, Two Days One Night, Goodbye to Language, Mr Turner, Foxcatcher, Timbuktu, Wild Tales, Leviathan

Rightful Winner?: Not this. I love Goodbye to Language, Mr Turner and Wild Tales, but picking one of the three?? Hmmm... Probably WILD TALES ” - Inception_025
 
36.
Kagemusha (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place. (180 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ YEAR: 1980

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: All That Jazz

Rightful Winner?: It tied, but why did it tie? Why? This movie is so inferior to ALL THAT JAZZ. Just give ALL THAT JAZZ the award, it's so good. ” - Inception_025
 
37.
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm. (114 mins.)
“ YEAR: 2010

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: Another Year, Biutiful, Poetry, Of Gods and Men, Certified Copy, Outrage, Fair Game

Rightful Winner?: *beep* don't make me choose, I don't like a single one of these movies. GODDDD this is hard, I really don't think any of these are good, but if I had to pick one, I definitely enjoyed OF GODS AND MEN more than the others ” - Inception_025
 
38.
Taste of Cherry (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. (95 mins.)
“ YEAR: 1997

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: L.A. Confidential

Rightful Winner?: I mean I don't love L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, but it's much better than this. ” - Inception_025
 
39.
Wild at Heart (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. (125 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ YEAR: 1990

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: N/A

Rightful Winner?: GOD DAMN IT I'm on the part of the list where I just don't like these movies, and like *beep*, something has to be better than this I just haven't seen it. ” - Inception_025
 
40.
Othello (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (90 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ YEAR: 1952

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: An American in Paris

Rightful Winner?: *beep* NO. This is just Orson Welles in blackface in a butchered version of the original play. It's bad. I don't even really love AN AMERICAN IN PARIS but it's better than this *beep* ” - Inception_025
 
41.
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film. (140 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
“ YEAR: 2000

Other In Competition Films I've Seen: In the Mood For Love, Yi Yi, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Songs From the Second Floor

Rightful Winner?: UGHHHH WHY DID THIS WIN. WHY. WHY DID THIS GARBAGE BEAT 4 BRILLIANT FILMS THAT WOULD HAVE RANKED CLOSE TO THE TOP OF THIS LIST WHYYYYYYY

The rightful winner is obviously IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE ” - Inception_025