Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Top 100 List Updated

My list has changed a lot since I last updated it six months ago. I've removed twenty films and added some new ones, along with a few titles that've spent some time on my list in the past. Also, I have a new film at #1, but it shouldn't be a surprising choice.

Films Removed:
A.I. Artificial Intelligence, All About Eve, Atonement, Bonnie and Clyde, The Departed, L'Enfant, Gattaca, The Graduate, The Lady Eve, A Matter of Life and Death, The Night of the Hunter, On the Waterfront, Once, Psycho, The Set-Up, Smiles of a Summer Night, Sunset Blvd., The Third Man, To Have and Have Not and 12 Angry Men

Instead of spoiling my new additions here, you can check out my updated list on the 100 Favorite Films page.

Here's an archived version of my previous list, which was updated on 4/24/13.

100. All About Eve (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

99. Once (dir. John Carney)

98The Set-Up (dir. Robert Wise)

97American Graffiti (dir. George Lucas)

96. The Third Man (dir. Carol Reed)

95. A Matter of Life and Death (dir. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

94. Gattaca (dir. Andrew Niccol)

93. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (dir. Steven Spielberg)

92Do the Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee)

91. L'Enfant (dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)

90. The Birds (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

89. In Bruges (dir. Martin McDonagh)

88. The Night of the Hunter (dir. Charles Laughton)

87Pierrot le Fou (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)

86. Lost in Translation (dir. Sofia Coppola)

85. The Rules of the Game (dir. Jean Renoir)

84. Caché (dir. Michael Haneke)

83. Smiles of a Summer Night (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

82. The Red Shoes (dir. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

81. To Have and Have Not (dir. Howard Hawks)

80. Amélie (dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

79. The Bridge on the River Kwai (dir. David Lean)

78. 12 Angry Men (dir. Sidney Lumet)

77. Atonement (dir. Joe Wright)

76. On the Waterfront (dir. Elia Kazan)

75. The Lady Eve (dir. Preston Sturges)

74. The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick)

73. Wild Strawberries (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

72. A Short Film About Love (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

71. The Departed (dir. Martin Scorsese)

70Apocalypse Now (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

69. The Graduate (dir. Mike Nichols)

68. A Clockwork Orange (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

67. Bonnie and Clyde (dir. Arthur Penn)

66. Manhattan (dir. Woody Allen)

65Cries and Whispers (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

64Hugo (dir. Martin Scorsese)

63. A Short Film About Killing (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

62. Jackie Brown (dir. Quentin Tarantino)

61Mona Lisa (dir. Neil Jordan)

60. Spirited Away (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)

59Chinatown (dir. John Huston)

58. Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

57. Double Indemnity (dir. Billy Wilder)

56. A Fish Called Wanda (dir. Charles Crichton)

55. Once Upon a Time in America (dir. Sergio Leone)

54. The Passion of Anna (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

53. Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

52. His Girl Friday (dir. Howard Hawks)

51. The Double Life of Veronique (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

50. Lawrence of Arabia (dir. David Lean)

49. 2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

48Notorious (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

47. 8 1/2 (dir. Federico Fellini)

46. The Shop Around the Corner (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)

45. Taxi Driver (dir. Martin Scorsese)

44Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles)

43L.A. Confidential (dir. Curtis Hanson)

42. The Great Escape (dir. John Sturges)

41. Naked (dir. Mike Leigh)

40. Schindler's List (dir. Steven Spielberg)

39. Doctor Zhivago (dir. David Lean)

38The Godfather (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

37. Once Upon a Time in the West (dir. Sergio Leone)
36. All the President's Men (dir. Alan J. Pakula)
35. Hannah and Her Sisters (dir. Woody Allen)
34. The Philadelphia Story (dir. George Cukor)
33. Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater)

32. Seven Samurai (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
31. Rio Bravo (dir. Howard Hawks)

30. Singin' in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen)

29. M (dir. Fritz Lang)

28. Three Colors: White (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

27. Dial M for Murder (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
26. Casino (dir. Martin Scorsese)

25. The Maltese Falcon (dir. John Huston)

24. Sunset Blvd. (dir. Billy Wilder)

23Holy Motors (dir. Leos Carax)

22Close Encounters of the Third Kind (dir. Steven Spielberg)

21The Deer Hunter (dir. Michael Cimino)

20. Winter Light (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

19. City Lights (dir. Charlie Chaplin)

18. The Thin Red Line (dir. Terrence Malick)

17. Metropolis (dir. Fritz Lang)

16. Chungking Express (dir. Wong Kar-Wai)

15. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (dir. Mike Nichols)

14. Through a Glass Darkly (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

13. The Decalogue (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

12. Blade Runner (Director's Cut) (dir. Ridley Scott)

11. Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

10. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (dir. Julian Schnabel)

9. Rear Window (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

8. The Lovers on the Bridge (dir. Leos Carax)

7. Persona (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

6. Three Colors: Red (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

5. Casablanca (dir. Michael Curtiz)

4. The Seventh Seal (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

3. The French Connection (dir. William Friedkin)

2. Three Colors: Blue (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

1. The Apartment (dir. Billy Wilder)


  1. Nice to see Vertigo moved up the list! For me, that's the best Hitchcock film I've seen.
    Also love the new addition of The Seventh Continent, that might just be my favorite Haneke film so far. I recently watched Benny's Video (1992) he directed, and was again wowed.

    1. Vertigo used to be in my top 5, but I hadn't seen it in a while. Glad I rewatched it recently. :)

      I need to see Benny's Video, but The Seventh Continent is excellent. It's my #2 Haneke film behind Cache.

  2. I swear, if you tinker around with the order a little bit, it would be as if I wrote this list. Love these pics. Eight Bergmans... that's damn right!

    Also, I just watched The Set-Up for the first time recently. Loved it.

    1. Ha, I think you might've looked at the wrong list. I cut one Bergman. :) This is my previously updated list from April. My new one (with a new #1) is on the 100 Fav Films page.

      Glad you dug The Set-Up. It's really close to passing The Third Man as my favorite of '49.