Monday, August 22, 2016

Top 100 Films of All Time (Updated)

E.T. remains a favorite.

It's been over a year since I updated this list, so here's the latest version of my 100 favorite films.

100. The Third Man (dir. Carol Reed)

99Carol (dir. Todd Haynes)

98Sunset Blvd. (dir. Billy Wilder)

97. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (dir. Steven Spielberg)

96. Chinatown (dir. Roman Polanski)

95. Hannah and Her Sisters (dir. Woody Allen)

94. Black Narcissus (dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

93. Caché (dir. Michael Haneke)

92. Mad Max: Fury Road (dir. George Miller)

91. Gattaca (dir. Andrew Niccol)

90. M (dir. Fritz Lang)

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

88. The Crying Game (dir. Neil Jordan)

87. Once (dir. John Carney)

86. It's a Wonderful Life (dir. Frank Capra)

85. The Wages of Fear (dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot)

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

83. Casino (dir. Martin Scorsese)

82. Arsenic and Old Lace (dir. Frank Capra)

81. Festen (dir. Thomas Vinterberg)

80. Sense and Sensibility (dir. Ang Lee)

79. A Woman Is a Woman (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)

78. Meet John Doe (dir. Frank Capra)

77. 2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

76. Lost in Translation (dir. Sofia Coppola)

75. The General (dir. Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton)

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

73. Wild Strawberries (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

72. Jackie Brown (dir. Quentin Tarantino)

71. The Graduate (dir. Mike Nichols)

70. A Clockwork Orange (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

69. Rosetta (dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)

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

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

66. The Birds (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

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

64. Holy Motors (dir. Leos Carax)

63. Close-Up (dir. Abbas Kiarostami)

62. Apocalypse Now (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

61Manhattan (dir. Woody Allen)

60. On the Waterfront (dir. Elia Kazan)

59. Ordet (dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)

58. Notorious (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

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

56. All That Heaven Allows (dir. Douglas Sirk)

55. 12 Angry Men (dir. Sidney Lumet)

54. Rio Bravo (dir. Howard Hawks)

53. Lawrence of Arabia (dir. David Lean)

52. Winter Light (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

51. The Red Shoes (dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

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

49. Naked (dir. Mike Leigh)

48Taxi Driver (dir. Martin Scorsese)

47. Raiders of the Lost Ark (dir. Steven Spielberg)

46Once Upon a Time in the West (dir. Sergio Leone)

45. The Talented Mr. Ripley (dir. Anthony Minghella)

44. Double Indemnity (dir. Billy Wilder)

43. Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater)

42. Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles)

41. Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

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

39. 8 1/2 (dir. Federico Fellini)

38. In Bruges (dir. Martin McDonagh)

37The Great Escape (dir. John Sturges)

36. American Graffiti (dir. George Lucas)

35. Chungking Express (dir. Wong Kar-wai)

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

33. The Godfather (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

32. Cries and Whispers (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

31. The Maltese Falcon (dir. John Huston)

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

29. The Deer Hunter (dir. Michael Cimino)

28. His Girl Friday (dir. Howard Hawks)

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

26. Singin' in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen)

25. Seven Samurai (dir. Akira Kurosawa)

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

23. Dial M for Murder (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

22. All the President's Men (dir. Alan J. Pakula)

21. Metropolis (dir. Fritz Lang)

20. West Side Story (dir. Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins)

19. La Notte (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

18. City Lights (dir. Charles Chaplin)

17. Mommy (dir. Xavier Dolan)

16. The Decalogue (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)

15. The Philadelphia Story (dir. George Cukor)

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

13. Rear Window (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

12. The Piano (dir. Jane Campion)

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

10. Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

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

8. Casablanca (dir. Michael Curtiz)

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

6. Persona (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

5The French Connection (dir. William Friedkin)

4. The Apartment (dir. Billy Wilder)

3. The Seventh Seal (dir. Ingmar Bergman)

2. Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

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


  1. MOMMY!!!!! At #17!!!!!! YASSSS!!!!!

    Is it just me, or is The Talented Mr. Ripley a new entry?

    Also...CAROL!!! SLAY!!!

    1. Haha, Mommy is a new entry, but Ripley made the list last year, moving up a lot this time. ;)

      Carol is AMAZING!!

  2. Awesome list, as always! I haven't watched about half of them, though the ones I have I liked as well. I'll have to check out the others, adding some to my watchlist! :D

    1. Thanks! Hope you like the ones you added to your watchlist. :)

  3. Great list with some extraordinary films.

    I'm in awe that you're able to rank them from first to last. I have a rough list of my top 100 but it makes my head hurt just thinking about trying to put them in order of preference. The top 10/15 wouldn't be too difficult but after that it would be akin to pulling teeth to choose say Strangers on a Train over This Gun for Hire or vice versa.

    1. Thanks. It's not easy, especially when I forget films I wanted to add. I completely left out The Last Picture Show, for instance.