The Most influential films of All-Time

After reportedly studying over 47,000 movies, researchers at the University of Turin named the musical The Wizard of OZ the most influential. It took top spot after the researchers found it was the most referenced film in other movies and had the most related works. According to the study, the adaptation of Baum’s fantasy finished ahead of Star Wars,  Hitchcock’s Psycho, 1930s classic King Kong and Kubrick’s visionary science fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey.

“We propose an alternative method to box office takings, which are affected by factors beyond the quality of the film such as advertising and distribution, and reviews, which are ultimately subjective, for analysing the success of a film,” said lead researcher Dr Livio Bioglio (

“We have developed an algorithm that uses references between movies as a measure for success, and which can also be used to evaluate the career of directors, actors and actresses, by considering their participation in top-scoring movies.”

  1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  2. Star Wars (1977)
  3. Psycho (1960)
  4. King Kong (1933)
  5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  6. Metropolis (1927)
  7. Citizen Kane (1941)
  8. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  9. Frankenstein (1931)
  10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  11. Casablanca (1942)
  12. Dracula (1931)
  13. The Godfather (1972)
  14. Jaws (1975)
  15. Nosferatu (1922)
  16. The Searchers (1956)
  17. Cabiria (1914)
  18. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb(1964)
  19. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  20. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

TIFF’s Essential 100

In 2010, the Toronto International Film Festival released its “Essential 100” list of films, which merged one list of the 100 greatest films of all time as determined by an expert panel of TIFF curators with another list determined by TIFF stakeholders. The list reads like a definitive guide to the best of world cinema.

1 THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
2 CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles)
3 L’AVVENTURA (Michaelangelo Antonioni)
4 THE GODFATHER (Francis Ford Coppola)
5 PICKPOCKET (Robert Bresson)
6 SEVEN SAMURAI (Akira Kurosawa)
7 PATHER PANCHALI (Satyajit Ray)
8 CASABLANCA (Michael Curtiz)
10 BICYCLE THIEVES (Vittorio De Sica)
11 ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
12 8 ½ (Federico Fellini)
13 BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (Sergei Eisenstein)
14 RASHOMON (Akira Kurosawa)
15 TOKYO STORY (Yasujiro Ozu)
16 THE 400 BLOWS (François Truffaut)
17 UGETSU (Kenji Mizoguchi)
18 BREATHLESS (Jean-Luc Godard)
19 L’ATALANTE (Jean Vigo)
20 CINEMA PARADISO (Giuseppe Tornatore)
23 PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman)
24 GONE WITH THE WIND (Victor Fleming)
25 SUNRISE (F.W. Murnau)
26 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Stanley Kubrick)
27 VOYAGE IN ITALY (Roberto Rossellini)
28 AMÉLIE (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
29 CITY LIGHTS (Charlie Chaplin)
30 STAR WARS (George Lucas)
31 SHERLOCK JR. (Buster Keaton)
32 RULES OF THE GAME (Jean Renoir)
33 THE LEOPARD (Luchino Visconti)
34 LA DOLCE VITA (Federico Fellini)
35 L’ARRIVÉE D’UN TRAIN À LA CIOTAT (Frères LumiereLouis Lumière and Auguste Lumière)
36 THE WIZARD OF OZ (Victor Fleming)
37 LA JETÉE (Chris Marker)
38 VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock)
39 NIGHT AND FOG (Alain Resnais)
40 PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino)
41 THE SEARCHERS (John Ford)
43 THE CONFORMIST (Bernardo Bertolucci)
44 CITY OF GOD (Fernando Meirelles)
45 TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorsese)
46 APOCALYPSE NOW (Francis Ford Coppola)
47 SALÓ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
48 THE SEVENTH SEAL (Ingmar Bergman)
49 LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE (Georges Méliès)
50 METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang)

51 THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (Gillo Pontecorvo)
52 IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar Wai)
53 VIRIDIANA (Luis Buñuel)
54 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (Roberto Benigni)
55 THE SORROW AND THE PITY (Marcel Ophüls)
56 PAN’S LABYRINTH (Guillermo del Toro)
58 BLADE RUNNER (Ridley Scott)
59 THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES (Abbas Kiarostami)
61 BRINGING UP BABY (Howard Hawks)
62 SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Stanley Donen)
63 JOHNNY GUITAR (Nicholas Ray)
64 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick)
66 M (Fritz Lang)
67 SCORPIO RISING (Kenneth Anger)
68 PSYCHO (Alfred Hitchcock)
69 DUST IN THE WIND (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
70 SCHINDLER’S LIST (Steven Spielberg)
71 NASHVILLE (Robert Altman)
73 WAVELENGTH (Michael Snow)
74 JULES ET JIM (François Truffaut)
75 CHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ (Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch)
76 THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
77 GREED (Erich von Stroheim)
78 SOME LIKE IT HOT (Billy Wilder)
79 JAWS (Steven Spielberg)
80 ANNIE HALL (Woody Allen)
81 THE BIRTH OF A NATION (D.W. Griffith)
83 LA NOIRE DE… (Ousmane Sembene)
84 RAGING BULL (Martin Scorsese)
86 CHINATOWN (Roman Polanski)
87 ANDREI RUBLEV (Andrei Tarkovsky)
88 WINGS OF DESIRE (Wim Wenders)
89 VIDEODROME (David Cronenberg)
90 WRITTEN ON THE WIND (Douglas Sirk)
91 THE THIRD MAN (Carol Reed)
92 BLUE VELVET (David Lynch)
94 BREAKING THE WAVES (Lars von Trier)
95 A NOS AMOURS (Maurice Pialat)
96 CLEO DE 5 A 7 (Agnès Varda)
97 ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (Pedro Almodóvar)
98 EARTH (Aleksandr Dovzhenko)
99 OLDBOY (Park Chan-wook)
100 PLAYTIME (Jacques Tati)

Atom Egoyan (Sight & Sound) Top 10 Films

Atom Egoyan is a Canadian stage and film director, writer, and producer. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica (1994), a film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club. Egoyan’s most critically acclaimed film is the drama The Sweet Hereafter (1997), for which he received two Academy Award nominations, and his biggest commercial success is the erotic thriller Chloe (2009). Below are his top 10 choices for Sight & Sound’s Director film poll for 2012.

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick
1963 Federico Fellini
Bicycle Thieves, The 1948 Vittorio de Sica
Breathless 1960 Jean-Luc Godard
Godfather: Part I, The 1972 Francis Ford Coppola
Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang
Passion of Joan of Arc 1927 Carl Theodor Dreyer
Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman
Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino
Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock

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Germany Results – What is the best European film? Goethe-Institut

In March 2013 the Goethe-Institut together with Deutschland Radio Kultur and DIE WELT, placed a survey online for the EUROPE LIST project with the “aim… to make Europe tangible for many people while also creating a platform for them to shape their vision of a cultural Europe.” One of the survey’s questions was ‘What is the best European Film?’ 3379 people from Germany took part in the survey. The results, shown below, were published from June 2013.

  • 1. The Lives of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • 2.The Intouchables Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
  • 3.Life is Beautiful Roberto Benigni
  • 4.L’auberge espagnole Cédric Klapisch
  • 5.Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • 6.Good Bye, Lenin! Wolfgang Becker
  • 7.Amour Michael Haneke
  • 8.Metropolis Fritz Lang
  • 9.Head-On Fatih Akin
  • 10.Wings of Desire Wim Wenders

The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

In 2004 The New York Times published a book that listed the 1000 films that they consider the finest ever made. The book features a collection of original reviews by the critics of the paper, and the list encompasses movies of every conceivable genre, including musicals, dramas, comedies, foreign films and animated features. The films are listed in alphabetical order. Buy – The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made: An Indispensable Collection of Original Reviews of Box-Office Hits and Misses (Film Critics of the New York Times)

A Nous La Liberte 1931 René Clair
About Schmidt 2002 Alexander Payne
Absence Of Malice 1981 Sydney Pollack
Adam’s Rib 1949 George Cukor
Adaptation. 2002 Spike Jonze
The Adjuster 1991 Atom Egoyan
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Affliction 1997 Paul Schrader
The African Queen 1951 John Huston
L’Age D’Or 1930 Luis Buñuel
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes 1972 Werner Herzog
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 Steven Spielberg
Airplane! 1980 Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker
Aladdin 1992 Ron Clements, John Musker
Alexander Nevsky 1938 Dmitriy Vasilev, Sergei M. Eisenstein
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore 1974 Martin Scorsese
Alice’s Restaurant 1969 Arthur Penn
Aliens 1986 James Cameron
All About Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
All About My Mother 1999 Pedro Almodóvar
All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 Lewis Milestone
All That Heaven Allows 1955 Douglas Sirk
All The King’s Men 1949 Robert Rossen
All The President’s Men 1976 Alan J. Pakula
Amadeus 1984 Milos Forman
Amarcord 1973 Federico Fellini
Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet
America America 1963 Elia Kazan
Der amerikanische Freund 1977 Wim Wenders
American Graffiti 1973 George Lucas
An American in Paris 1951 Vincente Minnelli
The Americanization of Emily 1964 Arthur Hiller
American Movie 1999 Chris Smith
Amores perros 2000 Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Anastasia 1956 Anatole Litvak
Anatomy of a Murder 1959 Otto Preminger
The Angry Silence 1960 Guy Green
Anna and the King of Siam 1946 John Cromwell
Anna Christie 1930 Clarence Brown
Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen
The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder
Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola
Apollo 13 1995 Ron Howard
The Apostle 1997 Robert Duvall
L’argent 1983 Robert Bresson
Popiól i diament 1958 Andrzej Wajda
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 John Huston
L’Atalante 1934 Jean Vigo
Atlantic City, USA 1980 Louis Malle
Au revoir les enfants 1987 Louis Malle
L’avventura 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni
The Awful Truth 1937 Leo McCarey

Babettes gæstebud 1987 Gabriel Axel
Baby Doll 1956 Elia Kazan
Back to the Future 1985 Robert Zemeckis
The Bad and the Beautiful 1952 Vincente Minnelli
Bad Day at Black Rock 1955 John Sturges
Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick
La femme du boulanger 1938 Marcel Pagnol
Ball of Fire 1941 Howard Hawks
The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 Sam Peckinpah
Bambi 1942 Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Graham Heid, James Algar, David Hand, Norman Wright, Bill Roberts
The Band Wagon 1953 Vincente Minnelli
Bang the Drum Slowly 1973 John D. Hancock
The Bank Dick 1940 Edward F. Cline
Barfly 1987 Barbet Schroeder
Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick
Barton Fink 1991 Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
La battaglia di Algeri 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo
Le beau mariage 1982 Éric Rohmer
Beautiful People 1999 Jasmin Dizdar
La belle et la bête 1946 Jean Cocteau, René Clément
Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Domicile conjugal 1970 François Truffaut
Beetlejuice 1988 Tim Burton
Before Night Falls 2000 Julian Schnabel
Before the Rain 1994 Milcho Manchevski
Being John Malkovich 1999 Spike Jonze
Being There 1979 Hal Ashby
Belle de jour 1967 Luis Buñuel
Ben-Hur 1959 William Wyler
Berlin Alexanderplatz 1980
The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 William Wyler
Beverly Hills Cop 1984 Martin Brest
Ladri di biciclette 1948 Vittorio De Sica
The Big Chill 1983 Lawrence Kasdan
The Big Clock 1948 John Farrow
I soliti ignoti 1958 Mario Monicelli
The Big Heat 1953 Fritz Lang
Big Night 1996 Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci
The Big Red One 1980 Samuel Fuller
The Big Sky 1952 Howard Hawks
The Big Sleep 1946 Howard Hawks
Billy Liar 1963 John Schlesinger
Biloxi Blues 1988 Mike Nichols
The Birds 1963 Alfred Hitchcock
Birdy 1984 Alan Parker
Black Narcissus 1947 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Orfeu Negro 1959 Marcel Camus
Black Robe 1991 Bruce Beresford
Blazing Saddles 1974 Mel Brooks
Bloody Sunday 2002 Paul Greengrass
Blowup 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni
Blue Collar 1978 Paul Schrader
Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 Paul Mazursky
Bob le flambeur 1956 Jean-Pierre Melville
Body Heat 1981 Lawrence Kasdan
Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Arthur Penn
Boogie Nights 1997 Paul Thomas Anderson
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 Oliver Stone
Born Yesterday 1950 George Cukor
Le boucher 1970 Claude Chabrol
Bound for Glory 1976 Hal Ashby
Boys Don’t Cry 1999 Kimberly Peirce
Boyz n the Hood 1991 John Singleton
Brazil 1985 Terry Gilliam
Pane, amore e fantasia 1953 Luigi Comencini
‘Breaker’ Morant 1980 Bruce Beresford
The Breakfast Club 1985 John Hughes
Breaking Away 1979 Peter Yates
Breaking the Waves 1996 Lars von Trier
À bout de souffle 1960 Jean-Luc Godard
La mariée était en noir 1968 François Truffaut
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean
Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean
A Brief History of Time 1991 Errol Morris
Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks
Broadcast News 1987 James L. Brooks
Brother’s Keeper 1992 Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
The Buddy Holly Story 1978 Steve Rash
Bull Durham 1988 Ron Shelton
Bullitt 1968 Peter Yates
Bus Stop 1956 Joshua Logan
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill
The Butcher Boy 1997 Neil Jordan
Bye Bye Brasil 1980 Carlos Diegues
Madame de… 1953 Max Ophüls

Cabaret 1972 Bob Fosse
The Caine Mutiny 1954 Edward Dmytryk
California Suite 1978 Herbert Ross
Calle 54 2000 Fernando Trueba
Camelot 1967 Joshua Logan
Camille 1936 George Cukor
Captains Courageous 1937 Victor Fleming
Carmen Jones 1954 Otto Preminger
Carnal Knowledge 1971 Mike Nichols
Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 Richard Brooks
Catch-22 1970 Mike Nichols
Cavalcade 1933 Frank Lloyd
Festen 1998 Thomas Vinterberg
La cérémonie 1995 Claude Chabrol
Chan Is Missing 1982 Wayne Wang
Chariots of Fire 1981 Hugh Hudson
Charley Varrick 1973 Don Siegel
Chicago 2002 Rob Marshall
Chicken Run 2000 Peter Lord, Nick Park
La chienne 1931 Jean Renoir
Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski
L’amour l’après-midi 1972 Éric Rohmer
Chocolat 2000 Lasse Hallström
The Cider House Rules 1999 Lasse Hallström
The Citadel 1938 King Vidor
Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles
Le genou de Claire 1970 Éric Rohmer
L’horloger de Saint-Paul 1974 Bertrand Tavernier
A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg
Nema-ye Nazdik 1990 Abbas Kiarostami
Clueless 1995 Amy Heckerling
Coal Miner’s Daughter 1980 Michael Apted
The Color of Money 1986 Martin Scorsese
Come Back, Little Sheba 1952 Daniel Mann
Coming Home 1978 Hal Ashby
Il conformista 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci
The Conquest of Everest 1953 George Lowe
Le mépris 1963 Jean-Luc Godard
The Conversation 1974 Francis Ford Coppola
Cool Hand Luke 1967 Stuart Rosenberg
The Count of Monte Cristo 1934 Rowland V. Lee
The Country Girl 1954 George Seaton
Les cousins 1959 Claude Chabrol
Letyat zhuravli 1957 Mikhail Kalatozov
Viskningar och rop 1972 Ingmar Bergman
Crossfire 1947 Edward Dmytryk
Crumb 1994 Terry Zwigoff
Cry, the Beloved Country 1951 Zoltan Korda
The Crying Game 1992 Neil Jordan

Damn Yankees 1958 George Abbott, Stanley Donen
La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) 1969 Luchino Visconti
Dance with a Stranger 1985 Mike Newell
Dangerous Liaisons 1988 Stephen Frears
Daniel 1983 Sidney Lumet
Danton 1983 Andrzej Wajda
Oci ciornie 1987 Nikita Mikhalkov
Dark Victory 1939 Edmund Goulding
Darling 1965 John Schlesinger
The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger 1935 George Cukor
David Holzman’s Diary 1967 Jim McBride
Dawn of the Dead 1978 George A. Romero
La nuit américaine 1973 François Truffaut
The Day of the Jackal 1973 Fred Zinnemann
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 Robert Wise
Days of Heaven 1978 Terrence Malick
Days of Wine and Roses 1962 Blake Edwards
The Dead 1987 John Huston
Dead Calm 1989 Phillip Noyce
Dead End 1937 William Wyler
Dead Man Walking 1995 Tim Robbins
Dead of Night 1945 Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer, Alberto Cavalcanti
Dead Ringers 1988 David Cronenberg
Morte a Venezia 1971 Luchino Visconti
Death of a Salesman 1951 Laslo Benedek
Dekalog 1989
Deep End 1970 Jerzy Skolimowski
The Deer Hunter 1978 Michael Cimino
The Defiant Ones 1958 Stanley Kramer
Deliverance 1972 John Boorman
Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 Susan Seidelman
Destry Rides Again 1939 George Marshall
Les diaboliques 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot
Dial M for Murder 1954 Alfred Hitchcock
Le journal d’une femme de chambre 1964 Luis Buñuel
Journal d’un curé de campagne 1951 Robert Bresson
Die Hard 1988 John McTiernan
Diner 1982 Barry Levinson
Dinner at Eight 1933 George Cukor
The Dirty Dozen 1967 Robert Aldrich
Dirty Harry 1971 Don Siegel
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 Frank Oz
Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie 1972 Luis Buñuel
Disraeli 1929 Alfred E. Green
Ashani Sanket 1973 Satyajit Ray
Diva 1981 Jean-Jacques Beineix
Divorzio all’italiana 1961 Pietro Germi
Do the Right Thing 1989 Spike Lee
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 Rouben Mamoulian
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick
Doctor Zhivago 1965 David Lean
Dodsworth 1936 William Wyler
La dolce vita 1960 Federico Fellini
Donnie Brasco 1997 Mike Newell
Dont Look Back 1967 D.A. Pennebaker
Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder
Down by Law 1986 Jim Jarmusch
Dracula 1931 Tod Browning
La vie rêvée des anges 1998 Erick Zonca
Dressed to Kill 1980 Brian De Palma
The Dresser 1983 Peter Yates
Driving Miss Daisy 1989 Bruce Beresford
Drowning by Numbers 1988 Peter Greenaway
Drugstore Cowboy 1989 Gus Van Sant
Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey
The Duellists 1977 Ridley Scott
Dumbo 1941 Jack Kinney, Ben Sharpsteen, Samuel Armstrong, Wilfred Jackson, John Elliotte, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson

East of Eden 1955 Elia Kazan
Easy Living 1937 Mitchell Leisen
Yin shi nan nu 1994 Ang Lee
Fontane Effi Briest 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder
8½ 1963 Federico Fellini
Eight Men Out 1988 John Sayles
The Elephant Man 1980 David Lynch
Elmer Gantry 1960 Richard Brooks
Empire of the Sun 1987 Steven Spielberg
Enemies: A Love Story 1989 Paul Mazursky
Les enfants du paradis 1945 Marcel Carné
The English Patient 1996 Anthony Minghella
The Entertainer 1960 Tony Richardson
Coup de foudre 1983 Diane Kurys
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg
Europa Europa 1990 Agnieszka Holland
Sauve qui peut (la vie) 1980 Jean-Luc Godard
The Exorcist 1973 William Friedkin
El ángel exterminador 1962 Luis Buñuel

A Face in the Crowd 1957 Elia Kazan
Ansikte mot ansikte 1976 Ingmar Bergman
Faces 1968 John Cassavetes
Kazoku gêmu 1983 Yoshimitsu Morita
Fanny och Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman
Fantasia 1940 Ben Sharpsteen, Samuel Armstrong, Hamilton Luske, Paul Satterfield, James Algar, Jim Handley, Ford Beebe Jr., David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson
Ba wang bie ji 1993 Kaige Chen
Far from Heaven 2002 Todd Haynes
Fargo 1996 Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control 1997 Errol Morris
Atanarjuat 2001 Zacharias Kunuk
Fat City 1972 John Huston
Fatal Attraction 1987 Adrian Lyne
Father of the Bride 1950 Vincente Minnelli
Fellini – Satyricon 1969 Federico Fellini
La Femme Infidèle 1969 Claude Chabrol
Nikita 1990 Luc Besson
The Fisher King 1991 Terry Gilliam
I pugni in tasca 1965 Marco Bellocchio
Fitzcarraldo 1982 Werner Herzog
Five Easy Pieces 1970 Bob Rafelson
The Flamingo Kid 1984 Garry Marshall
The Fly 1958 Kurt Neumann
Force of Evil 1948 Abraham Polonsky
For Whom the Bell Tolls 1943 Sam Wood
Jeux interdits 1952 René Clément
A Foreign Affair 1948 Billy Wilder
The Fortune Cookie 1966 Billy Wilder
Les quatre cents coups 1959 François Truffaut
Frankenstein 1931 James Whale
The French Connection 1971 William Friedkin
Frenzy 1972 Alfred Hitchcock
Friendly Persuasion 1956 William Wyler
From Here to Eternity 1953 Fred Zinnemann
The Fugitive 1947 John Ford, Emilio Fernández
Full Metal Jacket 1987 Stanley Kubrick
The Full Monty 1997 Peter Cattaneo
Funny Face 1957 Stanley Donen
Funny Girl 1968 William Wyler
Fury 1936 Fritz Lang

Gallipoli 1981 Peter Weir
Gandhi 1982 Richard Attenborough
Gangs of New York 2002 Martin Scorsese
Il giardino dei Finzi Contini 1970 Vittorio De Sica
Gas, Food Lodging 1992 Allison Anders
Gaslight 1944 George Cukor
Jigokumon 1953 Teinosuke Kinugasa
Gion bayashi 1953 Kenji Mizoguchi
The General 1998 John Boorman
Il generale Della Rovere 1959 Roberto Rossellini
Genevieve 1953 Henry Cornelius
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 Howard Hawks
Georgy Girl 1966 Silvio Narizzano
Get Carter 1971 Mike Hodges
Préparez vos mouchoirs 1978 Bertrand Blier
Ghost World 2001 Terry Zwigoff
Giant 1956 George Stevens
Gigi 1958 Vincente Minnelli
Gimme Shelter 1970 David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, Albert Maysles
The Girl Can’t Help It 1956 Frank Tashlin
La ragazza con la valigia 1961 Valerio Zurlini
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse 2000 Agnès Varda
Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter 1972 Wim Wenders
The Go-Between 1971 Joseph Losey
The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola
Going My Way 1944 Leo McCarey
Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton
Gone with the Wind 1939 Sam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo 1966 Sergio Leone
The Good Earth 1937 Sam Wood, Gustav Machatý, Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming
Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1939 Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin
Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese
Gosford Park 2001 Robert Altman
The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols
Grand Hotel 1932 Edmund Goulding
La grande illusion 1937 Jean Renoir
The Grapes of Wrath 1940 John Ford
The Great Dictator 1940 Charles Chaplin
Great Expectations 1946 David Lean
The Great Man 1956 José Ferrer
The Great McGinty 1940 Preston Sturges
The Greatest Show on Earth 1952 Cecil B. DeMille
Green for Danger 1946 Sidney Gilliat
Gregory’s Girl 1980 Bill Forsyth
The Grifters 1990 Stephen Frears
Groundhog Day 1993 Harold Ramis
The Gunfighter 1950 Henry King
Gunga Din 1939 George Stevens

Hail the Conquering Hero 1944 Preston Sturges
Hair 1979 Milos Forman
Hamlet 1948 Laurence Olivier
Hamlet 2000 Michael Almereyda
Handle with Care 1977 Jonathan Demme
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 Woody Allen
Happiness 1998 Todd Solondz
A Hard Day’s Night 1964 Richard Lester
Harlan County U.S.A. 1976 Barbara Kopple
Harry and Tonto 1974 Paul Mazursky
A Hatful of Rain 1957 Fred Zinnemann
The Heartbreak Kid 1972 Elaine May
Heartland 1979 Richard Pearce
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse 1991 George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola, Fax Bahr
Heat and Dust 1983 James Ivory
Heathers 1988 Michael Lehmann
Heavy Traffic 1973 Ralph Bakshi
Heimat – Eine deutsche Chronik 1984
The Heiress 1949 William Wyler
Henry V 1989 Kenneth Branagh
The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France 1944 Laurence Olivier
Henry Fool 1997 Hal Hartley
Here Comes Mr. Jordan 1941 Alexander Hall
Tengoku to jigoku 1963 Akira Kurosawa
The High and the Mighty 1954 William A. Wellman
High Art 1998 Lisa Cholodenko
High Hopes 1988 Mike Leigh
High Noon 1952 Fred Zinnemann
High Sierra 1941 Raoul Walsh
The Hill 1965 Sidney Lumet
Hiroshima mon amour 1959 Alain Resnais
His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks
The Homecoming 1973 Peter Hall
Hoop Dreams 1994 Steve James
Hope and Glory 1987 John Boorman
Hôtel Terminus 1988 Marcel Ophüls
The Hours 2002 Stephen Daldry
Household Saints 1993 Nancy Savoca
House of Games 1987 David Mamet
How Green Was My Valley 1941 John Ford
How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 Jean Negulesco
Howards End 1992 James Ivory
Hud 1963 Martin Ritt
Huey Long 1985 Ken Burns
Husbands and Wives 1992 Woody Allen
The Hustler 1961 Robert Rossen

‘I Know Where I’m Going!’ 1945 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
I Remember Mama 1948 George Stevens
I Want to Live! 1958 Robert Wise
If…. 1968 Lindsay Anderson
Ikiru 1952 Akira Kurosawa
I’m All Right Jack 1959 John Boulting
Imitation of Life 1959 Douglas Sirk
In Cold Blood 1967 Richard Brooks
In the Bedroom 2001 Todd Field
In the Heat of the Night 1967 Norman Jewison
The Informer 1935 John Ford
Inherit the Wind 1960 Stanley Kramer
The Insider 1999 Michael Mann
Internal Affairs 1990 Mike Figgis
The Ipcress File 1965 Sidney J. Furie
It Happened One Night 1934 Frank Capra
It’s a Gift 1934 Norman Z. McLeod
It’s a Wonderful Life 1946 Frank Capra
Jailhouse Rock 1957 Richard Thorpe
Jaws 1975 Steven Spielberg
The Jazz Singer 1927 Alan Crosland
Jean de Florette 1986 Claude Berri
Jerry Maguire 1996 Cameron Crowe
Johnny Guitar 1954 Nicholas Ray
Le juge et l’assassin 1976 Bertrand Tavernier
Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 Stanley Kramer
Ju Dou 1990 Fengliang Yang, Yimou Zhang
Jules et Jim 1962 François Truffaut
Giulietta degli spiriti 1965 Federico Fellini
Junior Bonner 1972 Sam Peckinpah
Kagemusha 1980 Akira Kurosawa
The Killers 1946 Robert Siodmak
The Killing Fields 1984 Roland Joffé
Kind Hearts and Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer
The King and I 1956 Walter Lang
King Kong 1933 Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper
King Lear 1971 Peter Brook
The King of Comedy 1982 Martin Scorsese
The King of Marvin Gardens 1972 Bob Rafelson
Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 Hector Babenco
Klute 1971 Alan J. Pakula
Nóz w wodzie 1962 Roman Polanski
Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 Robert Benton

L.A. Confidential 1997 Curtis Hanson
Lacombe Lucien 1974 Louis Malle
The Lady Eve 1941 Preston Sturges
The Lady Vanishes 1938 Alfred Hitchcock
Ladybird Ladybird 1994 Ken Loach
Lamerica 1994 Gianni Amelio
The Last American Hero 1973 Lamont Johnson
The Last Emperor 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci
Le dernier métro 1980 François Truffaut
The Last Picture Show 1971 Peter Bogdanovich
The Last Seduction 1994 John Dahl
Ultimo tango a Parigi 1972 Bernardo Bertolucci
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 Martin Scorsese
The Last Waltz 1978 Martin Scorsese
Laura 1944 Otto Preminger
The Lavender Hill Mob 1951 Charles Crichton
Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean
A League of Their Own 1992 Penny Marshall
Leaving Las Vegas 1995 Mike Figgis
Il gattopardo 1963 Luchino Visconti
The Letter 1940 William Wyler
A Letter to Three Wives 1949 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Les liaisons dangereuses 1959 Roger Vadim
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Life Is Sweet 1990 Mike Leigh
The Life of Emile Zola 1937 William Dieterle
Life with Father 1947 Michael Curtiz
Como agua para chocolate 1992 Alfonso Arau
Lili 1953 Charles Walters
Little Big Man 1970 Arthur Penn
Little Caesar 1931 Mervyn LeRoy
The Little Foxes 1941 William Wyler
Little Fugitive 1953 Morris Engel, Ray Ashley, Ruth Orkin
The Kidnappers 1953 Philip Leacock
Malenkaya Vera 1988 Vasili Pichul
Little Women 1933 George Cukor
Little Women 1994 Gillian Armstrong
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1935 Henry Hathaway
Living in Oblivion 1995 Tom DiCillo
Local Hero 1983 Bill Forsyth
Lola 1981 Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Lola Montès 1955 Max Ophüls
Lolita 1962 Stanley Kubrick
Lone Star 1996 John Sayles
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962 Tony Richardson
Long Day’s Journey Into Night 1962 Sidney Lumet
The Long Goodbye 1973 Robert Altman
The Long Good Friday 1980 John Mackenzie
The Long Voyage Home 1940 John Ford
The Longest Day 1962 Andrew Marton, Ken Annakin, Darryl F. Zanuck, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald
Look Back in Anger 1959 Tony Richardson
Lost Horizon 1937 Frank Capra
Lost in America 1985 Albert Brooks
The Lost Weekend 1945 Billy Wilder
Szerelem 1971 Károly Makk
Love Affair 1939 Leo McCarey
Love and Death 1975 Woody Allen
Eine Liebe in Deutschland 1983 Andrzej Wajda
Love in the Afternoon 1957 Billy Wilder
Lovely & Amazing 2001 Nicole Holofcener
L’amour en fuite 1979 François Truffaut
Lover Come Back 1961 Delbert Mann
Les amants 1958 Louis Malle
Lásky jedné plavovlásky 1965 Milos Forman
Loving 1970 Irvin Kershner
Lust for Life 1956 Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor

M 1931 Fritz Lang
Mad Max 1979 George Miller
The Madness of King George 1994 Nicholas Hytner
Trollflöjten 1975 Ingmar Bergman
The Major and the Minor 1942 Billy Wilder
Major Barbara 1941 Gabriel Pascal, Harold French, David Lean
Make Way for Tomorrow 1937 Leo McCarey
Malcolm X 1992 Spike Lee
The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston
A Man for All Seasons 1966 Fred Zinnemann
Man Hunt 1941 Fritz Lang
The Man Who Came to Dinner 1942 William Keighley
L’homme qui aimait les femmes 1977 François Truffaut
The Man Who Wasn’t There 2001 Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
The Man with the Golden Arm 1955 Otto Preminger
The Manchurian Candidate 1962 John Frankenheimer
Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen
Manon des sources 1986 Claude Berri
Matrimonio all’italiana 1964 Vittorio De Sica
Married to the Mob 1988 Jonathan Demme
The Marrying Kind 1952 George Cukor
Marty 1955 Delbert Mann
Mary Poppins 1964 Robert Stevenson
MASH 1970 Robert Altman
Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö 1990 Aki Kaurismäki
Mayerling 1936 Anatole Litvak
McCabe & Mrs. Miller 1971 Robert Altman
Mean Streets 1973 Martin Scorsese
Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 Vincente Minnelli
Melvin and Howard 1980 Jonathan Demme
Memorias del subdesarrollo 1968 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
The Memory of Justice 1976 Marcel Ophüls
The Men 1950 Fred Zinnemann
Tenue de soirée 1986 Bertrand Blier
Metropolitan 1990 Whit Stillman
Midnight 1939 Mitchell Leisen
Midnight Cowboy 1969 John Schlesinger
Minnie and Moskowitz 1971 John Cassavetes
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek 1943 Preston Sturges
Miracle on 34th Street 1947 George Seaton
The Miracle Worker 1962 Arthur Penn
Les Misérables 1935 Richard Boleslawski
The Misfits 1961 John Huston
Missing 1982 Costa-Gavras
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 1990 James Ivory
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1936 Frank Capra
Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot 1953 Jacques Tati
Mister Roberts 1955 John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Frank Capra
Mrs. Miniver 1942 William Wyler
Mon oncle d’Amérique 1980 Alain Resnais
Mona Lisa 1986 Neil Jordan
Monsieur Verdoux 1947 Charles Chaplin
Monsters, Inc. 2001 David Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich
Moonlighting 1982 Jerzy Skolimowski
Moonstruck 1987 Norman Jewison
The More the Merrier 1943 George Stevens
Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment 1966 Karel Reisz
The Mortal Storm 1940 Frank Borzage
Mother 1996 Albert Brooks
Moulin Rouge 1952 John Huston
The Mouthpiece 1932 James Flood, Elliott Nugent
Much Ado About Nothing 1993 Kenneth Branagh
Mulholland Dr. 2001 David Lynch
Le souffle au coeur 1971 Louis Malle
Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 Frank Lloyd
My Beautiful Laundrette 1985 Stephen Frears
My Darling Clementine 1946 John Ford
My Dinner with Andre 1981 Louis Malle
My Fair Lady 1964 George Cukor
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown 1989 Jim Sheridan
Mitt liv som hund 1985 Lasse Hallström
My Man Godfrey 1936 Gregory La Cava
Ma nuit chez Maud 1969 Éric Rohmer
My Own Private Idaho 1991 Gus Van Sant
Az én XX. századom 1989 Ildikó Enyedi
Mon oncle 1958 Jacques Tati

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 David Zucker
Nashville 1975 Robert Altman
Animal House 1978 John Landis
National Velvet 1944 Clarence Brown
Network 1976 Sidney Lumet
Pote tin Kyriaki 1960 Jules Dassin
Night Moves 1975 Arthur Penn
The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton
Night of the Living Dead 1968 George A. Romero
A Night to Remember 1958 Roy Ward Baker
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 Wes Craven
Novecento 1976 Bernardo Bertolucci
Ninotchka 1939 Ernst Lubitsch
Nobody’s Fool 1994 Robert Benton
Norma Rae 1979 Martin Ritt
North by Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock
Nothing But the Best 1964 Clive Donner
Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock
Now, Voyager 1942 Irving Rapper
La nuit de Varennes 1982 Ettore Scola
The Nun’s Story 1959 Fred Zinnemann
Odd Man Out 1947 Carol Reed
Of Mice and Men 1939 Lewis Milestone
Oklahoma! 1955 Fred Zinnemann
Oliver Twist 1948 David Lean
Los olvidados 1950 Luis Buñuel
On the Beach 1959 Stanley Kramer
On the Town 1949 Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan
One False Move 1992 Carl Franklin
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975 Milos Forman
One Foot in Heaven 1941 Irving Rapper
One Hour with You 1932 Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor
One Night of Love 1934 Victor Schertzinger
One Potato, Two Potato 1964 Larry Peerce
One, Two, Three 1961 Billy Wilder
Only Angels Have Wings 1939 Howard Hawks
Roma città aperta 1945 Roberto Rossellini
Operation Crossbow 1965 Michael Anderson
The Opposite of Sex 1998 Don Roos
Ordinary People 1980 Robert Redford
Ossessione 1943 Luchino Visconti
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice 1951 Orson Welles
Our Town 1940 Sam Wood
Out of the Past 1947 Jacques Tourneur
The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Clint Eastwood
The Overlanders 1946 Harry Watt
The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 William A. Wellman

Paint Your Wagon 1969 Joshua Logan
Paisà 1946 Roberto Rossellini
The Palm Beach Story 1942 Preston Sturges
The Parallax View 1974 Alan J. Pakula
A Passage to India 1984 David Lean
En passion 1969 Ingmar Bergman
Pather Panchali 1955 Satyajit Ray
Paths of Glory 1957 Stanley Kubrick
Patton 1970 Franklin J. Schaffner
The Pawnbroker 1964 Sidney Lumet
Payday 1973 Daryl Duke
Pelle erobreren 1987 Bille August
The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 Milos Forman
Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman
Screen Two: Persuasion 1995 Roger Michell
Le petit théâtre de Jean Renoir 1970 Jean Renoir
Petulia 1968 Richard Lester
The Philadelphia Story 1940 George Cukor
The Pianist 2002 Roman Polanski
The Piano 1993 Jane Campion
Pickup on South Street 1953 Samuel Fuller
The Pillow Book 1996 Peter Greenaway
Pillow Talk 1959 Michael Gordon
The Pink Panther 1963 Blake Edwards
Pinocchio 1940 Jack Kinney, Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson
Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco 1981 Hector Babenco
A Place in the Sun 1951 George Stevens
Places in the Heart 1984 Robert Benton
Platoon 1986 Oliver Stone
Play Misty for Me 1971 Clint Eastwood
The Player 1992 Robert Altman
Playtime 1967 Jacques Tati
Point Blank 1967 John Boorman
Poltergeist 1982 Tobe Hooper
Ponette 1996 Jacques Doillon
Il postino 1994 Massimo Troisi, Michael Radford
The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946 Tay Garnett
Pretty Baby 1978 Louis Malle
Pride and Prejudice 1940 Robert Z. Leonard
The Pride of the Yankees 1942 Sam Wood
Prince of the City 1981 Sidney Lumet
The Prisoner 1955 Peter Glenville
The Private Life of Henry VIII. 1933 Alexander Korda
Prizzi’s Honor 1985 John Huston
The Producers 1967 Mel Brooks
Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock
The Public Enemy 1931 William A. Wellman
Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino
The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 Woody Allen
Pygmalion 1938 Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard
Quadrophenia 1979 Franc Roddam
The Quiet Man 1952 John Ford

Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Steven Spielberg
Rain Man 1988 Barry Levinson
Da hong deng long gao gao gua 1991 Yimou Zhang
Raising Arizona 1987 Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Ran 1985 Akira Kurosawa
The Rapture 1991 Michael Tolkin
Rashômon 1950 Akira Kurosawa
Re-Animator 1985 Stuart Gordon
Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock
Rebecca 1940 Alfred Hitchcock
Rebel Without a Cause 1955 Nicholas Ray
Trois couleurs: Rouge 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski
The Red Badge of Courage 1951 John Huston
Red River 1948 Arthur Rosson, Howard Hawks
The Red Shoes 1948 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Reds 1981 Warren Beatty
The Remains of the Day 1993 James Ivory
Repo Man 1984 Alex Cox
Repulsion 1965 Roman Polanski
Reservoir Dogs 1992 Quentin Tarantino
Le retour de Martin Guerre 1982 Daniel Vigne
Reuben, Reuben 1983 Robert Ellis Miller
Reversal of Fortune 1990 Barbet Schroeder
Richard III 1955 Laurence Olivier
Ride the High Country 1962 Sam Peckinpah
Du rififi chez les hommes 1955 Jules Dassin
The Right Stuff 1983 Philip Kaufman
Risky Business 1983 Paul Brickman
River’s Edge 1986 Tim Hunter
Mad Max 2 1981 George Miller
RoboCop 1987 Paul Verhoeven
Rocco e i suoi fratelli 1960 Luchino Visconti
Roger & Me 1989 Michael Moore
Roman Holiday 1953 William Wyler
Romeo and Juliet 1936 George Cukor
Romeo and Juliet 1968 Franco Zeffirelli
Room at the Top 1959 Jack Clayton
A Room with a View 1985 James Ivory
The Rose Tattoo 1955 Daniel Mann
Rosemary’s Baby 1968 Roman Polanski
‘Round Midnight 1986 Bertrand Tavernier
Ruggles of Red Gap 1935 Leo McCarey
La règle du jeu 1939 Jean Renoir
The Ruling Class 1972 Peter Medak
Rushmore 1998 Wes Anderson
Ruthless People 1986 Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker

Sahara 1943 Zoltan Korda
Salaam Bombay! 1988 Mira Nair
Salesman 1969 David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, Albert Maysles
Tsubaki Sanjûrô 1962 Akira Kurosawa
Sanshô dayû 1954 Kenji Mizoguchi
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 Karel Reisz
Saturday Night Fever 1977 John Badham
Saving Private Ryan 1998 Steven Spielberg
Say Anything… 1989 Cameron Crowe
Sayonara 1957 Joshua Logan
Scener ur ett äktenskap 1973
Schindler’s List 1993 Steven Spielberg
The Scoundrel 1935 Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
The Search 1948 Fred Zinnemann
The Searchers 1956 John Ford
Secret Honor 1984 Robert Altman
Secrets & Lies 1996 Mike Leigh
Sense and Sensibility 1995 Ang Lee
Sergeant York 1941 Howard Hawks
Serpico 1973 Sidney Lumet
The Servant 1963 Joseph Losey
The Set-Up 1949 Robert Wise
Pasqualino Settebellezze 1975 Lina Wertmüller
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 Stanley Donen
Seven Days to Noon 1950 John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Shichinin no samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa
Seven Up! 1964 Paul Almond
The Seven Year Itch 1955 Billy Wilder
Det sjunde inseglet 1957 Ingmar Bergman
Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 Steven Soderbergh
Sexy Beast 2000 Jonathan Glazer
Shadow of a Doubt 1943 Alfred Hitchcock
Shaft 1971 Gordon Parks
Shakespeare in Love 1998 John Madden
Shane 1953 George Stevens
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949 John Ford
Sherman’s March 1985 Ross McElwee
She’s Gotta Have It 1986 Spike Lee
The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick
Ship of Fools 1965 Stanley Kramer
Shoah 1985 Claude Lanzmann
Shock Corridor 1963 Samuel Fuller
Sciuscià 1946 Vittorio De Sica
Tirez sur le pianiste 1960 François Truffaut
The Shooting Party 1985 Alan Bridges
The Shootist 1976 Don Siegel
The Shop Around the Corner 1940 Ernst Lubitsch
Obchod na korze 1965 Elmar Klos, Ján Kadár
A Shot in the Dark 1964 Blake Edwards
Shrek 2001 Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson
Sid and Nancy 1986 Alex Cox
Tystnaden 1963 Ingmar Bergman
The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme
Le monde du silence 1956 Louis Malle, Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Silk Stockings 1957 Rouben Mamoulian
Silkwood 1983 Mike Nichols
Singin’ in the Rain 1952 Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Sitting Pretty 1948 Walter Lang
Sleeper 1973 Woody Allen
A Slight Case of Murder 1938 Lloyd Bacon
Smash Palace 1981 Roger Donaldson
Smile 1975 Michael Ritchie
Sommarnattens leende 1955 Ingmar Bergman
The Snake Pit 1948 Anatole Litvak
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 William Cottrell, David Hand, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey
Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder
Le chagrin et la pitié 1969 Marcel Ophüls
The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise
South Pacific 1958 Joshua Logan
Spartacus 1960 Stanley Kubrick
Spellbound 1945 Alfred Hitchcock
The Spiral Staircase 1946 Robert Siodmak
Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi 2001 Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise
Splendor in the Grass 1961 Elia Kazan
Stage Door 1937 Gregory La Cava
Stagecoach 1939 John Ford
A Matter of Life and Death 1946 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stalag 17 1953 Billy Wilder
A Star Is Born 1937 Jack Conway, William A. Wellman
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Nicholas Meyer
Star Wars 1977 George Lucas
Starman 1984 John Carpenter
The Stars Look Down 1940 Carol Reed
State Fair 1933 Henry King
Stevie 1978 Robert Enders
Baisers volés 1968 François Truffaut
Stop Making Sense 1984 Jonathan Demme
Stormy Monday 1988 Mike Figgis
L’histoire d’Adèle H. 1975 François Truffaut
Story of G.I. Joe 1945 William A. Wellman
Qiu Ju da guan si 1992 Yimou Zhang
Une affaire de femmes 1988 Claude Chabrol
Storytelling 2001 Todd Solondz
La strada 1954 Federico Fellini
The Straight Story 1999 David Lynch
Straight Time 1978 Dustin Hoffman, Ulu Grosbard
Stranger Than Paradise 1984 Jim Jarmusch
Strangers on a Train 1951 Alfred Hitchcock
Straw Dogs 1971 Sam Peckinpah
A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Elia Kazan
Stroszek 1977 Werner Herzog
Suddenly, Last Summer 1959 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
The Sugarland Express 1974 Steven Spielberg
Sullivan’s Travels 1941 Preston Sturges
Le rayon vert 1986 Éric Rohmer
Summertime 1955 David Lean
Sunday Bloody Sunday 1971 John Schlesinger
Les dimanches de Ville d’Avray 1962 Serge Bourguignon
Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder
Suspicion 1941 Alfred Hitchcock
The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Atom Egoyan
Sweet Smell of Success 1957 Alexander Mackendrick
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song 1971 Melvin Van Peebles
Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto 1974 Lina Wertmüller
Swing Time 1936 George Stevens

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1974 Joseph Sargent
Hable con ella 2002 Pedro Almodóvar
Tampopo 1985 Jûzô Itami
Ta’m e guilass 1997 Abbas Kiarostami
A Taste of Honey 1961 Tony Richardson
Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese
Marusa no onna 1987 Jûzô Itami
Marusa no onna 2 1988 Jûzô Itami
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 Abraham Polonsky
10 1979 Blake Edwards
The Ten Commandments 1956 Cecil B. DeMille
Tender Mercies 1983 Bruce Beresford
The Tender Trap 1955 Charles Walters
Terms of Endearment 1983 James L. Brooks
La terra trema 1948 Luchino Visconti
Tess 1979 Roman Polanski
Cet obscur objet du désir 1977 Luis Buñuel
That’s Life! 1986 Blake Edwards
Thelma & Louise 1991 Ridley Scott
These Three 1936 William Wyler
They Live by Night 1948 Nicholas Ray
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? 1969 Sydney Pollack
They Were Expendable 1945 John Ford, Robert Montgomery
They Won’t Forget 1937 Mervyn LeRoy
The Thief of Bagdad 1940 Alexander Korda, Ludwig Berger, Tim Whelan, Zoltan Korda, Michael Powell, William Cameron Menzies
The Thin Blue Line 1988 Errol Morris
The Thin Man 1934 W.S. Van Dyke
The Thin Red Line 1998 Terrence Malick
Die dritte Generation 1979 Rainer Werner Fassbinder
The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed
The 39 Steps 1935 Alfred Hitchcock
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993 François Girard
This Is Spinal Tap 1984 Rob Reiner
Que la bête meure 1969 Claude Chabrol
This Sporting Life 1963 Lindsay Anderson
Three Comrades 1938 Frank Borzage
Three Days of the Condor 1975 Sydney Pollack
Kumonosu-jô 1957 Akira Kurosawa
Whisky Galore! 1949 Alexander Mackendrick
Die Blechtrommel 1979 Volker Schlöndorff
To Be or Not to Be 1942 Ernst Lubitsch
To Catch a Thief 1955 Alfred Hitchcock
To Have and Have Not 1944 Howard Hawks
To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Robert Mulligan
Huo zhe 1994 Yimou Zhang
Tôkyô monogatari 1953 Yasujirô Ozu
Tom Jones 1963 Tony Richardson
Tootsie 1982 Sydney Pollack
Top Hat 1935 Mark Sandrich
Topaz 1969 Alfred Hitchcock
Topkapi 1964 Jules Dassin
Total Recall 1990 Paul Verhoeven
Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles
Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter
Traffic 2000 Steven Soderbergh
The Train 1964 John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn
Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 John Huston
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945 Elia Kazan
L’albero degli zoccoli 1978 Ermanno Olmi
The Trip to Bountiful 1985 Peter Masterson
Tristana 1970 Luis Buñuel
Trouble in Paradise 1932 Ernst Lubitsch
The Trouble with Harry 1955 Alfred Hitchcock
True Grit 1969 Henry Hathaway
True Love 1989 Nancy Savoca
Trust 1990 Hal Hartley
Tunes of Glory 1960 Ronald Neame
12 Angry Men 1957 Sidney Lumet
Twelve O’Clock High 1949 Henry King
Twentieth Century 1934 Howard Hawks
Les deux Anglaises et le continent 1971 François Truffaut
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick
La ciociara 1960 Vittorio De Sica

Ugetsu monogatari 1953 Kenji Mizoguchi
Ulzana’s Raid 1972 Robert Aldrich
Umberto D. 1952 Vittorio De Sica
The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 Philip Kaufman
Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood
The Usual Suspects 1995 Bryan Singer
Vanya on 42nd Street 1994 Louis Malle
The Verdict 1982 Sidney Lumet
Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock
Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg
Violette Nozière 1978 Claude Chabrol
Viridiana 1961 Luis Buñuel
Viva Zapata! 1952 Elia Kazan
The Voice of the Turtle 1947 Irving Rapper
Le salaire de la peur 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot
Waking Life 2001 Richard Linklater
Walkabout 1971 Nicolas Roeg
A Walk in the Sun 1945 Lewis Milestone
The War Game 1965 Peter Watkins
The War of the Roses 1989 Danny DeVito
The Warriors 1979 Walter Hill
Watch on the Rhine 1943 Herman Shumlin, Hal Mohr
The Waterdance 1992 Neal Jimenez, Michael Steinberg
The Way We Were 1973 Sydney Pollack
Week End 1967 Jean-Luc Godard
Welcome to the Dollhouse 1995 Todd Solondz
La fille du puisatier 1940 Marcel Pagnol
West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
The Whales of August 1987 Lindsay Anderson
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962 Robert Aldrich
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 Lasse Hallström
What’s Up, Doc? 1972 Peter Bogdanovich
When Harry Met Sally… 1989 Rob Reiner
White Heat 1949 Raoul Walsh
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Robert Zemeckis
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 Mike Nichols
The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah
L’enfant sauvage 1970 François Truffaut
Les roseaux sauvages 1994 André Téchiné
Smultronstället 1957 Ingmar Bergman
Wilson 1944 Henry King
Der Himmel über Berlin 1987 Wim Wenders
Wise Blood 1979 John Huston
The Wizard of Oz 1939 Mervyn LeRoy, George Cukor, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, Victor Fleming
Suna no onna 1964 Hiroshi Teshigahara
Woman of the Year 1942 George Stevens
The Women 1939 George Cukor
Women in Love 1969 Ken Russell
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de “nervios” 1988 Pedro Almodóvar
Woodstock 1970 Michael Wadleigh
Working Girl 1988 Mike Nichols
Apur Sansar 1959 Satyajit Ray
The World of Henry Orient 1964 George Roy Hill
Written on the Wind 1956 Douglas Sirk
Wuthering Heights 1939 William Wyler
Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 Michael Curtiz
The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 Peter Weir
The Yearling 1946 Clarence Brown
Yellow Submarine 1968 George Dunning
Yi yi 2000 Edward Yang
Yôjinbô 1961 Akira Kurosawa
You Can Count on Me 2000 Kenneth Lonergan
You Only Live Once 1937 Fritz Lang
Young Frankenstein 1974 Mel Brooks
Young Mr. Lincoln 1939 John Ford
Y tu mamá también 2001 Alfonso Cuarón
Z 1969 Costa-Gavras
Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège 1933 Jean Vigo

100 Essential Films by The National Society of Film Critics

In 2002 The National Society of Film Critics brought out the book “The A List: The National Society of Film Critics’ 100 Essential Films”, edited by Jay Carr. It features 100 essays on the 100 Films. The essays look at the origins of the films, why the critics love them and their significance within the context of film history. The list is in alphabetical order. Buy – The A List: The National Society Of Film Critics’ 100 Essential Films (book/kindle)


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
42nd Street (1933)
The 400 Blows (1959, Fr.) (aka Les Quatre Cents Coups)
All About Eve (1950)
Annie Hall (1977)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Poland)
L’Atalante (1934, Fr.)
The Bank Dick (1940)
The Battleship Potemkin (1925, Soviet Union)
The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
Blow-Up (1966, UK)
Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Breathless (1960, Fr.) (aka À Bout de Souffle)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Casablanca (1942)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978, Australia)
Children of Paradise (1945, Fr.) (aka Les Enfants du Paradis)
Chinatown (1974)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Closely Watched Trains (1966, Czech) (aka Ostre Sledované Vlaky)
Close-up (1990, Iran) (aka Nema-ye Nazdik)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
The Decalogue (1989, Polish)
Diary of a Country Priest (1951, Fr.)
Diner (1982)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
La Dolce Vita (1959, It.)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Duck Soup (1933)
Easy Rider (1969)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
The Entertainer (1960, UK)
The Exorcist (1973)
Faces (1968)
Fargo (1996)
Frankenstein (1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The General (1927)
The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather Part II (1974)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, It./Fr.)
The Graduate (1967)
Greed (1924)
Happy Together (1997, HK/Jp./S.Kor.)
High Noon (1952)
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Ju Dou (1990, China/Jp.), Raise the Red Lantern (1991, China/HK), Red Sorghum (1987, China)
Killer of Sheep (1978)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Landscape in the Mist (1988, Greece)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
M (1931, Germ.)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The Man With a Movie Camera (1929, Soviet Union)
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979, W.Germ.)
Metropolis (1927)
Modern Times (1936)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Nashville (1975)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Nosferatu (1922, Germ.)
Los Olvidados (1950, Mex.)
On The Waterfront (1954)
Rome: Open City (1945, It.) (aka Roma Città Aperta)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Pandora’s Box (1929, Germ.)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Fr.) (aka La passion de Jeanne d’Arc)
Pather Panchali (1955, India), Aparajito (1956, India), The World of Apu (1959, India)
The Piano (1993, NZ)
Psycho (1960)
The Public Enemy (1931)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Raging Bull (1980)
Rashomon (1950, Jp.)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
The Rules of the Game (1939, Fr.) (aka La Règle du Jeu)
Schindler’s List (1993)
The Searchers (1956)
The Seven Samurai (1954, Jp.)
The Seventh Seal (1957, Swe.)
Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
Star Wars (1977)
La Strada (1954, It.) and The Nights of Cabiria (1957, It.)
Sunrise (1927)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Tokyo Story (1953, Jp.)
Top Hat (1935)
Touch Of Evil (1958)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953, Jp.)
Unforgiven (1992)
Les Vampires (1915, Fr.)
Vertigo (1958)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Winchester ’73 (1950)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Written on the Wind (1956)

Leonard Maltin’s 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century

Published in the 2000 Edition of Maltin’s Movie and Video Guide, the list is in chronological order. The esteemed critic sticks to the classics and includes only includes two films from the 1980s and four from the 1990s. There one or two surprises such as The Freshman but overall it’s a strong list with plenty from world cinema as well the US. Buy – Leonard Maltin’s Movie and Video Guide 2000


The Birth of a Nation (1915, D.W. Griffith)
Intolerance (1916, D.W. Griffith)
Our Hospitality (1923, Buster Keaton)
Greed (1924, Erich von Stroheim)
The Gold Rush (1925, Charles Chaplin)
Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)
The Big Parade (1925, King Vidor)
The Freshman (1925, Sam Taylor & Fred Newmeyer)
Metropolis (1926, Fritz Lang)
The General (1927, Buster Keaton)
Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
The Crowd (1928, King Vidor)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, Lewis Milestone)
City Lights (1931, Charles Chaplin)
M (1931, Fritz Lang)
Dracula (1931, Tod Browning)
Frankenstein (1931, James Whale)
Trouble in Paradise (1932, Ernst Lubitsch)
King Kong (1933, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
Duck Soup (1933, Leo McCarey)
Sons of the Desert (1933, William A. Seiter)
It Happened One Night (1934, Frank Capra)
It’s a Gift (1934, Norman Z. McLeod)
A Night at the Opera (1935, Sam Wood)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale)
The 39 Steps (1935, Alfred Hitchcock)
Swing Time (1936, George Stevens)
Modern Times (1936, Charles Chaplin)
Dodsworth (1936, William Wyler)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936, Frank Capra)
Grand Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937, Ben Sharpsteen)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938, Michael Curtiz)
The Lady Vanishes (1938, Alfred Hitchcock)
Stagecoach (1939, John Ford)
Gone With the Wind (1939, Victor Fleming)
The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)
His Girl Friday (1940, Howard Hawks)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940, John Ford)
Fantasia (1940, Ben Sharpsteen–production supervisor)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)
Citizen Kane (1941, Orson Welles)
The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston)
The Lady Eve (1941, Preston Sturges)
Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943, William A. Wellman)
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944, Preston Sturges)
Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)
My Darling Clementine (1946, John Ford)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler)
Great Expectations (1946, David Lean)
The Bicycle Thief (1948, Vittorio De Sica)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston)
Gun Crazy (1949, Joseph H. Lewis)
All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)

Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
High Noon (1952, Fred Zinnemann)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954, Stanley Donen)
On the Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan)
The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
The Searchers (1956, John Ford)
Paths of Glory (1957, Stanley Kubrick)
The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman)
Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
North By Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut)
Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
La Dolce Vita (1960, Federico Fellini)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
8 1/2 (1963, Federico Fellini)
Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
Mary Poppins (1964, Robert Stevenson)
Blow Up (1966, Michelangelo Antonioni)
The Graduate (1967, Mike Nichols)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
The Wild Bunch (1969, Sam Peckinpah)
Midnight Cowboy (1969, John Schlesinger)
The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
The Godfather Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
Blazing Saddles (1974, Mel Brooks)
Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
Star Wars (1977, George Lucas)
The Deer Hunter (1978, Michael Cimino)
Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
E.T. – The Extraterrestrial (1982, Steven Spielberg)
GoodFellas (1990, Martin Scorsese)
Schindler’s List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
Fargo (1996, Joel Coen)

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Sight & Sound 2012 critics top 250 films

In 2012 Sight & Sound magazine asked film critics from around the world to name their top 10 films and these votes were compiled into the published list of the top 250 films. There are actually 282 films due to some having the same number of votes.

1 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock
2 Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles
3 Tôkyô monogatari 1953 Yasujirô Ozu
4 La règle du jeu 1939 Jean Renoir
5 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 1927 F.W. Murnau
6 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Stanley Kubrick
7 The Searchers 1956 John Ford
8 Chelovek s kino-apparatom 1929 Dziga Vertov
9 La passion de Jeanne d’Arc 1928 Carl Theodor Dreyer
10 1963 Federico Fellini
11 Bronenosets Potemkin 1925 Sergei M. Eisenstein
12 L’Atalante 1934 Jean Vigo
13 Breathless 1960 Jean-Luc Godard
14 Apocalypse Now 1979 Francis Ford Coppola
15 Late Spring 1949 Yasujirô Ozu
16 Au Hasard Balthazar 1966 Robert Bresson
17 Shichinin no samurai 1954 Akira Kurosawa
(=17) Persona 1966 Ingmar Bergman
19 Zerkalo 1975 Andrei Tarkovsky
20 Singin’ in the Rain 1952 Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
21 L’Avventura 1960 Michelangelo Antonioni
(=21) The Godfather 1972 Francis Ford Coppola
(=21) Contempt (Le Mepris) 1963 Jean-Luc Godard
24 Rashômon 1950 Akira Kurosawa
(=24) Ordet 1955 Carl Theodor Dreyer
(=24) Faa yeung nin wa 2000 Kar-Wai Wong
27 Andrey Rublev 1966 Andrei Tarkovsky
28 Mulholland Drive 2001 David Lynch
29 Stalker 1979 Andrei Tarkovsky
(=29) Shoah 1985 Claude Lanzmann
31 Taxi Driver 1976 Martin Scorsese
(=31) The Godfather: Part II 1974 Francis Ford Coppola
33 Ladri di biciclette 1948 Vittorio De Sica
34 Psycho 1960 Alfred Hitchcock
(=34) The General 1926 Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
36 Satantango 1994 Béla Tarr
(=36) Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang
(=36) Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 1975 Chantal Akerman
39 La dolce vita 1960 Federico Fellini
(=39) Les quatre cents coups 1959 François Truffaut
41 Pather Panchali 1955 Satyajit Ray
(=41) Journey to Italy 1954 Roberto Rossellini
43 Pierrot Le Fou 1965 Jean-Luc Godard
(=43) Close-Up 1990 Abbas Kiarostami
(=43) Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder
(=43) Playtime 1967 Jacques Tati
(=43) Gertrud 1964 Carl Theodor Dreyer
48 Histoire(s) du cinéma 1989 Jean-Luc Godard
(=48) The Battle of Algiers 1966 Gillo Pontecorvo
50 City Lights 1931 Charles Chaplin
(=50) Ugetsu 1953 Kenji Mizoguchi
(=50) La Jetee 1962 Chris Marker
53 North By Northwest 1959 Alfred Hitchcock
(=53) Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock
(=53) Raging Bull 1980 Martin Scorsese

56 M 1931 Fritz Lang
57 The Leopard 1963 Luchino Visconti
(=57) Touch of Evil 1958 Orson Welles
59 Sherlock Jr. 1924 Buster Keaton
(=59) Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick
(=59) The Mother and the Whore 1973 Jean Eustache
(=59) Sansho the Bailiff 1954 Kenji Mizoguchi
63 Wild Strawberries 1957 Ingmar Bergman
(=63) Modern Times 1936 Charles Chaplin
(=63) Sunset Boulevard 1950 Billy Wilder
(=63) The Night of the Hunter 1955 Charles Laughton
(=63) Pickpocket 1959 Robert Bresson
(=63) Rio Bravo 1959 Howard Hawks
69 Blade Runner 1982 Ridley Scott
(=69) Blue Velvet 1986 David Lynch
(=69) Sans Soleil 1983 Chris Marker
(=69) A Man Escaped 1956 Robert Bresson
73 The Third Man 1949 Carol Reed
(=73) L’Eclisse 1962 Michelangelo Antonioni
(=73) Children of Paradise 1945 Marcel Carné
(=73) La Grande Illusion 1937 Jean Renoir
(=73) Nashville 1975 Robert Altman
78 Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski
(=78) Beau Travail 1999 Claire Denis
(=78) C’era una volta il West 1968 Sergio Leone
81 The Magnificent Ambersons 1942 Robert Wise, Orson Welles, Fred Fleck
(=81) Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean
(=81) The Spirit of the Beehive 1973 Víctor Erice
84 Fanny and Alexander 1982 Ingmar Bergman
(=84) Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz
(=84) The Color of Pomegranates 1969 Sergei Parajanov
(=84) Greed 1924 Erich von Stroheim
(=84) A Brighter Summer Day 1991 Edward Yang
(=84) The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah
90 A Day in the Country 1936 Jean Renoir
(=90) Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes 1972 Werner Herzog
(=90) A Matter of Life and Death 1946 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
93 The Seventh Seal 1957 Ingmar Bergman
(=93) Un Chien Andalou 1929 Luis Buñuel
(=93) Intolerance 1916 D.W. Griffith
(=93) Yi Yi 2000 Edward Yang
(=93) Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
(=93) Touki Bouki 1973 Djibril Diop Mambéty
(=93) Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder
(=93) Imitation of Life 1959 Douglas Sirk
(=93) Earrings of Madame De. 1953 Max Ophüls

102 Wavelength 1967 Michael Snow
(=102) Il conformista 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci
(=102) The Travelling Players (O Thiasos) 1975 Theodoros Angelopoulos
(=102) Meshes of the Afternoon 1943 Alexander Hammid, Maya Deren
(=102) 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her 1967 Jean-Luc Godard
(=102) The Tree Of Life 2011 Terrence Malick
(=102) Ivan The Terrible 1944 Sergei M. Eisenstein
(=102) Last Year At Marienbad 1961 Alain Resnais
110 The Lady Eve 1941 Preston Sturges
(=110) The Young And The Damned 1950 Luis Buñuel
(=110) Bringing Up Baby 1938 Howard Hawks
(=110) Performance 1970 Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg
(=110) The Passenger 1975 Michelangelo Antonioni
(=110) Viridiana 1961 Luis Buñuel
(=110) L’Age D’Or 1930 Luis Buñuel
117 A Canterbury Tale 1944 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
(=117) Mouchette 1967 Robert Bresson
(=117) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Stanley Kubrick
(=117) Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau
(=117) The Red Shoes 1948 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
(=117) Trouble in Paradise 1932 Ernst Lubitsch
(=117) A City of Sadness 1989 Hsiao-Hsien Hou
(=117) Amarcord 1973 Federico Fellini
(=117) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 John Ford
(=117) Days of Heaven 1978 Terrence Malick
127 Spring in a Small Town 1948 Mu Fei
(=127) Do the Right Thing 1989 Spike Lee
(=127) Out 1, noli me tangere 1971 Jacques Rivette, Suzanne Schiffman
(=127) Tropical Malady 2004 Apichatpong Weerasethakul
(=127) The River 1951 Jean Renoir
(=127) Jules and Jim 1962 François Truffaut
(=127) Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino
(=127) Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 Vincente Minnelli
(=127) L’argent 1983 Robert Bresson
(=127) Ikiru 1952 Akira Kurosawa
(=127) Three Colors: Blue 1993 Krzysztof Kieslowski
(=127) Don’t Look Now 1973 Nicolas Roeg
(=127) Celine and Julie Go Boating 1974 Jacques Rivette
(=127) Annie Hall 1977 Woody Allen
(=127) The Apartment 1960 Billy Wilder
(=127) The Last Laugh 1924 F.W. Murnau
(=127) Hiroshima mon amour 1959 Alain Resnais
144 Blowup 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni
(=144) The Great Dictator 1940 Charles Chaplin
(=144) Memories of Underdevelopment 1968 Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
(=144) Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d’un curé de campagne) 1951 Robert Bresson
(=144) Chungking Express 1994 Kar-Wai Wong
(=144) To Be or Not to Be 1942 Ernst Lubitsch
(=144) A Woman Under the Influence 1974 John Cassavetes
(=144) Napoleon 1927 Abel Gance
(=144) Vivre sa Vie 1962 Jean-Luc Godard
(=144) The Wizard of Oz 1939 Mervyn LeRoy, George Cukor, King Vidor, Norman Taurog, Victor Fleming

154 Marketa Lazarova 1967 Frantisek Vlácil
(=154) Cache (Hidden) 2005 Michael Haneke
(=154) The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick
(=154) Solaris 1972 Andrei Tarkovsky
(=154) Chimes at Midnight 1965 Orson Welles
(=154) The Gold Rush 1925 Charles Chaplin
(=154) Letter From an Unknown Woman 1948 Max Ophüls
(=154) Brief Encounter 1945 David Lean
(=154) In a Lonely Place 1950 Nicholas Ray
(=154) Black Narcissus 1947 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
(=154) My Neighbor Totoro 1988 Hayao Miyazaki
(=154) Only Angels Have Wings 1939 Howard Hawks
(=154) Vampyr 1932 Carl Theodor Dreyer
(=154) Come And See / Idi I Smotri 1985 Elem Klimov
(=154) Distant Voices, Still Lives 1988 Terence Davies
(=154) Once Upon a Time in America 1984 Sergio Leone
(=154) Cries and Whispers 1972 Ingmar Bergman
171 King Kong 1933 Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper
(=171) Werckmeister Harmonies 2000 Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
(=171) Star Wars: A New Hope 1977 George Lucas
(=171) Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock
(=171) His Girl Friday 1940 Howard Hawks
(=171) Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorsese
(=171) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964 Jacques Demy
(=171) A Trip to the Moon 1902 Georges Méliès
(=171) Sweet Smell Of Success 1957 Alexander Mackendrick
(=171) Kind Hearts And Coronets 1949 Robert Hamer
(=171) Tabu 1931 F.W. Murnau
(=171) Earth (Zemlya) 1930 Aleksandr Dovzhenko
183 Breaking the Waves 1996 Lars von Trier
(=183) The Grapes Of Wrath 1940 John Ford
(=183) Paris, Texas 1984 Wim Wenders
(=183) E.T.,The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Steven Spielberg
(=183) Rome Open City 1945 Roberto Rossellini
(=183) Faces 1968 John Cassavetes
(=183) The Music Room 1958 Satyajit Ray
(=183) Zangiku monogatari 1939 Kenji Mizoguchi
(=183) A Touch of Zen 1971 King Hu
(=183) Listen to Britain 1942 Humphrey Jennings, Stewart McAllister
(=183) Day of Wrath 1943 Carl Theodor Dreyer
(=183) The Thin Red Line 1998 Terrence Malick
(=183) Eraserhead 1977 David Lynch
(=183) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 Tobe Hooper
(=183) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 Luis Buñuel
(=183) The Conversation 1974 Francis Ford Coppola
(=183) Out Of The Past 1947 Jacques Tourneur
(=183) Otona no miru ehon – Umarete wa mita keredo 1932 Yasujirô Ozu
(=183) I Know Where I’m Going! 1945 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

202 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu 2005 Cristi Puiu
(=202) Red Desert 1964 Michelangelo Antonioni
(=202) Chelsea Girls 1966 Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
(=202) Badlands 1973 Terrence Malick
(=202) Kings of the Road 1976 Wim Wenders
(=202) There Will Be Blood 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson
(=202) Wall-E 2008 Andrew Stanton
(=202) Berlin Alexanderplatz 1980
(=202) Videodrome 1983 David Cronenberg
(=202) Daisies (Sedmikrasky) 1966 Vera Chytilová
(=202) Loong Boonmee raleuk chat 2010 Apichatpong Weerasethakul
(=202) Manhattan 1979 Woody Allen
(=202) Cléo de 5 à 7 1962 Agnès Varda
(=202) Tie Xi Qu: West Of The Tracks 2002 Bing Wang
(=202) Russian Ark 2002 Aleksandr Sokurov
(=202) Skazka skazok 1979 Yuriy Norshteyn
(=202) Spirited Away 2001 Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise
(=202) La strada 1954 Federico Fellini
(=202) Paisan 1946 Roberto Rossellini
(=202) The Shop Around the Corner 1940 Ernst Lubitsch
(=202) The Big Sleep 1946 Howard Hawks
(=202) Killer of Sheep 1978 Charles Burnett
(=202) Wanda 1970 Barbara Loden
(=202) Germany Year Zero 1948 Roberto Rossellini
(=202) The Life Of Oharu 1952 Kenji Mizoguchi
(=202) L’Armee Des Ombres 1969 Jean-Pierre Melville
(=202) Salo Or 120 Days of Sodom 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini
(=202) Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey
(=202) The Devil, Probably 1977 Robert Bresson
(=202) The Turin Horse 2011 Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
(=202) Love Streams 1984 John Cassavetes
(=202) The Exterminating Angel 1962 Luis Buñuel
(=202) Ukigumo (Floating Clouds) 1955 Mikio Naruse
235 The Piano 1993 Jane Campion
(=235) Gone with the Wind 1939 Sam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming
(=235) Melancholia 2011 Lars von Trier
(=235) The House Is Black 1963 Forugh Farrokhzad
(=235) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 Robert Wiene
(=235) Red River 1948 Arthur Rosson, Howard Hawks
(=235) A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick
(=235) Two-Lane Blacktop 1971 Monte Hellman
(=235) An Autumn Afternoon 1962 Yasujirô Ozu
(=235) The Thin Blue Line 1988 Errol Morris
(=235) Apur Sansar 1959 Satyajit Ray
(=235) The Testament of Dr. Mabuse 1933 Fritz Lang
(=235) My Darling Clementine 1946 John Ford
(=235) The Double Life of Veronique 1991 Krzysztof Kieslowski
(=235) Kes 1969 Ken Loach
(=235) Three Colors: Red 1994 Krzysztof Kieslowski
(=235) The Big Lebowski 1998 Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
(=235) Where Is the Friend’s Home? 1987 Abbas Kiarostami
(=235) All That Heaven Allows 1955 Douglas Sirk
(=235) Gospel According to St. Matthew 1964 Pier Paolo Pasolini
(=235) Husbands 1970 John Cassavetes
(=235) The Puppetmaster 1993 Hsiao-Hsien Hou
(=235) All About Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(=235) How Green Was My Valley 1941 John Ford
(=235) Belle de Jour 1967 Luis Buñuel
(=235) Sicilia! 1999 Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
(=235) The Band Wagon 1953 Vincente Minnelli
(=235) The White Ribbon 2009 Michael Haneke
(=235) F for Fake 1973 Oja Kodar, Gary Graver, Orson Welles, François Reichenbach
(=235) Nun va Goldoon 1996 Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(=235) The Wind Will Carry Us 1999 Abbas Kiarostami
(=235) Rocco and His Brothers 1960 Luchino Visconti
(=235) Sud sanaeha Aka Blissfully Yours 2002 Apichatpong Weerasethakul
(=235) Flowers of Shanghai 1998 Hsiao-Hsien Hou
(=235) Juventude Em Marcha 2006 Pedro Costa
(=235) Death in Venice 1971 Luchino Visconti
(=235) All About My Mother 1999 Pedro Almodóvar
(=235) The Cloud Capped Star 1960 Ritwik Ghatak
(=235) Pandora’s Box 1929 Georg Wilhelm Pabst
(=235) Le Samourai 1967 Jean-Pierre Melville
(=235) By The Bluest Of Seas 1936 Samad Mardanov, Boris Barnet
(=235) Stromboli 1950 Roberto Rossellini
(=235) A Nos Amours 1983 Maurice Pialat
(=235) Throne of Blood 1957 Akira Kurosawa
(=235) Umberto D. 1952 Vittorio De Sica
(=235) The Young Girls of Rochefort 1967 Jacques Demy
(=235) Sullivan’s Travels 1941 Preston Sturges
(=235) Shadows 1959 John Cassavetes
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Total Films 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time

Total Film’s 100 Greatest Movies was compiled from the movie magazine’s 5-star reviews in 2010. The list is in alphabetical order. Half Nelson stands out as the one film that would struggle get a 5-star review in most publications.

2001: A Space Odyssey
All About Eve
American Graffiti
Annie Hall
The Apartment
Apocalypse Now
Back To The Future
The Battle Of Algiers
Belle De Jour
The Bicycle Thieves
The Big Lebowski
Black Narcissus
Blade Runner
Blue Velvet
Bonnie And Clyde
Boogie Nights
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Cinema Paradiso
Citizen Kane
City of God
The Conversation
The Dark Knight
Das Boot
The Deer Hunter
Die Hard
Dirty Harry
Donnie Darko
Don’t Look Now
Double Indemnity
Dr Strangelove
ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
The Exorcist
Fight Club
Finding Nemo
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Godfather
Gone With The Wind
Half Nelson
His Friday Girl
It’s A Wonderful Life
King Kong
L.A. Confidential
Lawrence Of Arabia
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Millers Crossing
Monty Python’s Life Of Brian

Night Of The Living Dead
No Country For Old Men
North By Northwest
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Philadelphia Story
Pulp Fiction
Raging Bull
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Rear Window
Reservoir Dogs
The Seventh Seal
Singin’ In The Rain
Some Like It Hot
Star Wars Ep IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Ep V: The Empire Strikes Back
Sunset Boulevard
The Sweet Smell of Success
There Will Be Blood
The Third Man
This Is England
This Is Spinal Tap
Tokyo Story
Touch Of Evil
The Truman Show
West Side Story
When We Were Kings
Withnail and I
The Wrestler

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IGN’s TOP 25 SCI-FI MOVIES OF ALL TIME published a list of the top 25 sci-fi films in September 2010. There’s little to surprise here, with Blade Runner and 2001 once again listed at the top of the genre. Star Wars and Alien earn their high places as also landmark sci-fi films.

25 – Moon
24 – District 9
23 – The Thing
22 – Avatar
21 – Jurassic Park
20 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
19 – Forbidden Planet
18 – Brazil
17 – Back To The Future
16 – Metropolis
15 – Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
14 – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
13 – A Clockwork Orange
12 – E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
11 – Aliens
10 – T2: Judgement Day
9 – The Road Warrior
8 – The Day The Earth Stood Still
7 – The Matrix
6 – Planet Of The Apes
5 – The Empire Strikes Back
4 – Alien
3 – A New Hope
2 – 2001: A Space Odyssey
1 – Blade Runner