20 March 2012

My 100 Favorite Films of All Time (So Far)

I reckon this is self explanatory. I've somehow managed to rank my top 100 films of all time. The greatest difficulty was the beloved movies I had to leave out. Please note that for me such lists are quite fluid. Not only may a new movie crash the list but so may an old one that I suddenly find more powerful. Also some can move up and others down as I constantly re-watch and re-evaluate. And please remember that this is not a ranking of what I think are the best films, just my personal favorites.

1. The Godfather (1972) Coppola
2. L’ Eclisse (1962) Antonioni
3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Capra
4. The Seventh Seal (1957) Bergman
5. Amarcord (1973)  (Fellini)
6. Winter Light (1963) Bergman
7. Manhattan (1979) Allen
8. Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Godard
9. Goodfellas (1990) Scorsese
10. La Dolce Vita (1960) Fellini 
11. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Wilder 
12. The Searchers (1956) Ford
13. Cabaret (1972) Fosse 
14. Vertigo (1958) Hitchcoc
15. Nights of Cabiria (1957) Fellini 
16. Duck Soup (1933) McCarey
17. The Third Man (1939) Reed
18. Casablanca (1942) Curtiz
19. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) Herzog
20. Grand Illusion (1937) Renoir
21. Fanny and Alexander (1982) Bergman
22. Raging Bull (1980) Scorsese
23. Europa (1991) von Trier
24. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) Capra
25. Rome, Open City (1945) Rossellini
26. Shoot the Piano Player (1960) Truffaut
27. Apocalypse Now (1979) Coppola
28. The Godfather Part II (1974) Coppola
29. The Big Sleep (1946) Hawks

30. Schindler’s List (1993) Speilberg
31. M  (1931) Lang
32. Seven Samurai  (1954) Kurosawa
33. Sullivan’s Travels (1941) Sturges
34. L'Avventura Antonioni (1960)
35. 8 1/2 (1963) Fellini
36. Inglourious Basterds (2009) Tarantino
37. Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) Huston
38. Au revoir les enfants  (1987) Malle
39. The 39 Steps (1935) Hitchcock
40. Holiday (1938) Cukor
41. Stagecoach (1939) Ford
42. A Clockwork Orange (1971) Kubrick
43. The Wild Bunch (1969) Peckinpah
44. Paisan (1946) Rossellini

45. Band of Outsiders (1964) Godard
46. His Girl Friday (1940) Hawks
47. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Ford
48. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Kubrick
49. Wings of Desire (1987) Wenders
50. Persona (1966) Bergman
51. Talk of the Town (1942) Stevens
52. The Maltese Falcon (1941) Huston
53. The Roaring Twenties (1939) Walsh
54. Notorious (1946) Hitchcock
55. Red Desert (1964) Antonioni
56. Umberto D. (1952) De Sica
57. Annie Hall (1977) Allen
58. Army of Shadows (1969) Melville
59. The Bicycle Thieves (1948) De Sica

60. Viridiana (1961) Bunuel
61. The Rules of the Game (1939) Renoir
62. Blade Runner (1982) Scott
63. Red Dust (1932) Fleming
64. Taxi Driver (1976) Scorsese
65. Wild Strawberries (1957) Bergman
66. The Shop on Main Street (1965) Kadar
67. La Strada (1954) Fellini
68. Habla Con Ella (2002) Almodovar
69. I Am A Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932) LeRoy
70. The Crowd (1928) Vidor
71. Bullitt (1968)Yates
72. Network (1976) Lumet
73. Foreign Correspondent (1940) Hitchcock

74. Platoon (1986) Stone
75. Citizen Kane (1941) Welles
76. Melancholia (2011) von Trier
77. Elevator to the Gallows (1958) Malle
78. Animal House (1978) Landis
79. Bonnie & Clyde (1967) Penn
80. Spartacus (1960) Kubrick
81. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Dreyer
82. Requiem For a Dream (2000) Aronfosky
83. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) Cuaron
84. Jules et Jim (1962) Truffaut
85. The Exterminating Angel (1962) Bunel
86. Das Boot (1981) Peterson

87. Heroes For Sale (1933) Wellman
88. The Graduate (1967) Nichols
89. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) LeRoy
90. Beauty and the Beast (1946) Cocteau
91. Ariel (1988) Kaurismaki
92. Wild Boys of the Road (1933) Wellman
93. Ali:Fear Eats the Soul (1974) Fassbinder
94. The Last Picture Show (1971) Bogdanavich
95. The Big Parade (1925) Vidor
96. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Milestone
97. No Country For Old Men (2007) Coen
98. Modern Times (1936) Chaplin
99. Barry Lyndon (1975) Kubrick
100. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) Allen

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