Top 100 Films

03/02/14: An updated version of this list can now be found on Letterboxd.

100. The Passion of Jeanne D'Arc [The Passion of Joan of Arc] (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)


99. Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)


98. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)


97. Requeim for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)


96. The Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)


95. It's A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)


94. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)


93. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)


92. Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron, 2001)


91. McCabe and Mrs Miller (Robert Altman, 1972)


90. Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, 2009) 


89. Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)


88. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)


87. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)


86. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)


85. Wall E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)


84. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky, 2008)


83. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)


82. The Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)


81. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)


80. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)


79. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)


78. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)


77. Deliverance (John Boorman, 1972)


76. Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2011)


75. Cache [Hidden] (Michael Haneke, 2005)


74. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)


73. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)


72. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)


71. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)


70. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)


69. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)


68. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)


67. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1947)


66. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)


65. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)


64. Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, 1971)


63. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)


62. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)


61. The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953)


60. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002)


59. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)


58. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)


57. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)


56. Miller's Crossing (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1990)


55. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002)


54. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1995)


53. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)


52. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, 2006)


51. Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000) 


50. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)


49. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)


48. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)


47. The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)


46. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002) 


45. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)


44. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)


43. The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)


42. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)


41. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann, 1992)


40. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)


39. Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)


38. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)


37. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)


 36. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)


35. Glory (Edward Zwick, 1989)


34. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)


33. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991)


32. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)


31. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)


30. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)


29. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)


28. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)


27. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)


26. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)

Top 25


25. The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991)


24. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)


23. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)


22. JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)


21. Adaptation (Spike Jonze, 2002)


20. Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)


19. Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)


18. L.A Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)


17. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)


16. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)


15. American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)


14. Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996)


13. Trois Couleurs: Rouge (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)


12. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)


11. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)


10. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)


9. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)


8. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)


7. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)


6. There Will be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)


5. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)


4. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)


3. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)


2. Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)


1. Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)